Therapists in The Colony, TX

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Nicole Genrich
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056  (Online Only)
I bring fresh and contemporary methodologies to the mental health counseling field. I strive to make therapy accessible, interactive, and captivating. My goal is to foster positive transformations in individuals' lives through establishing genuine, purposeful, and empowering therapeutic bonds with my clients. I craft personalized treatment plans, acknowledging that clients shape their own mental landscapes. Drawing from a trauma-informed framework, I listen, validate, and comprehend my clients' narratives, while equipping them with vital skills to uphold their mental well-being and heighten their self-awareness.
I bring fresh and contemporary methodologies to the mental health counseling field. I strive to make therapy accessible, interactive, and captivating. My goal is to foster positive transformations in individuals' lives through establishing genuine, purposeful, and empowering therapeutic bonds with my clients. I craft personalized treatment plans, acknowledging that clients shape their own mental landscapes. Drawing from a trauma-informed framework, I listen, validate, and comprehend my clients' narratives, while equipping them with vital skills to uphold their mental well-being and heighten their self-awareness.
(469) 972-5645 View (469) 972-5645
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Mycah Smith
2 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
I'm Mycah Smith, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, and my passion is to provide support and compassion for couples and families as they navigate the trials of life and relationships. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self-worth, abuse, relationships, marital issues, and blended families.
I'm Mycah Smith, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, and my passion is to provide support and compassion for couples and families as they navigate the trials of life and relationships. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self-worth, abuse, relationships, marital issues, and blended families.
(469) 353-6044 View (469) 353-6044
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Paul Edward Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
In my 35+ years of counseling I have been fortunate to work with a wide variety of people with a wide variety of issues in a wide variety of settings. My broad goal in counseling is to foster positive change in others. I believe my success in working with people has been my ability to be adaptable and open when relating to the person, group, or family I am trying to assist. I listen to identify the present issues and the possible history of these issues. I employ an eclectic approach in therapy using the tools to promote change.
In my 35+ years of counseling I have been fortunate to work with a wide variety of people with a wide variety of issues in a wide variety of settings. My broad goal in counseling is to foster positive change in others. I believe my success in working with people has been my ability to be adaptable and open when relating to the person, group, or family I am trying to assist. I listen to identify the present issues and the possible history of these issues. I employ an eclectic approach in therapy using the tools to promote change.
(817) 405-2095 View (817) 405-2095
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Britney Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be a counselor and was excited to learn that I could earn a living doing something that comes so naturally. I’ve always enjoyed observing human behavior, offering a new perspective, and taking part in someone’s journey towards growth. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology, and master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas. I co-founded Luv On the Move with my husband, Stephen (LPC-A) to provide mental health services in our community. We work with individuals and couples on issues including self-esteem, communication, life transitions and relationships.
I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be a counselor and was excited to learn that I could earn a living doing something that comes so naturally. I’ve always enjoyed observing human behavior, offering a new perspective, and taking part in someone’s journey towards growth. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology, and master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas. I co-founded Luv On the Move with my husband, Stephen (LPC-A) to provide mental health services in our community. We work with individuals and couples on issues including self-esteem, communication, life transitions and relationships.
(214) 997-2935 View (214) 997-2935
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Katie Besly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. When storms surge, we can feel isolated, set adrift, or even completely knocked off course. But there’s hope. By reaching out for help, you’re already putting one foot into your lifeboat, which takes bravery. Whatever the tides of your life have held... hurt or loss or strain... you’re not alone. At Novel Therapy, we’re here to help. As client and counselor, you and I will be partners. Together we will navigate through challenges...past or present...and lay a course for the life you deserve: a life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. When storms surge, we can feel isolated, set adrift, or even completely knocked off course. But there’s hope. By reaching out for help, you’re already putting one foot into your lifeboat, which takes bravery. Whatever the tides of your life have held... hurt or loss or strain... you’re not alone. At Novel Therapy, we’re here to help. As client and counselor, you and I will be partners. Together we will navigate through challenges...past or present...and lay a course for the life you deserve: a life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning.
(214) 214-4719 View (214) 214-4719
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Natasha Mulrooney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
Sometimes in life we all lose our way. Life can become difficult and stressful. . . it can feel isolating and lonely. You are braver than you know for seeking support. This is the first step. Whether you suffer with marital or family challenges, overwhelm, sadness, frustration, or loss . . . you are not alone. At Novel Therapy we are here to help. My therapeutic approach is client, couple and family centered, meaning I firmly believe you are the expert in your life and my role is to be a guide on your journey to re-align with your own inner knowing. I believe everyone deserves joy and has the ability to adjust their path to find it.
Sometimes in life we all lose our way. Life can become difficult and stressful. . . it can feel isolating and lonely. You are braver than you know for seeking support. This is the first step. Whether you suffer with marital or family challenges, overwhelm, sadness, frustration, or loss . . . you are not alone. At Novel Therapy we are here to help. My therapeutic approach is client, couple and family centered, meaning I firmly believe you are the expert in your life and my role is to be a guide on your journey to re-align with your own inner knowing. I believe everyone deserves joy and has the ability to adjust their path to find it.
(972) 782-5119 View (972) 782-5119
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Sara Kaylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience. I’ve provided counseling for many different populations at various levels of care, including adults and adolescents struggling with Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Anger Management, Child Abuse or Neglect, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention, Substance Use, and Stress. I use a mix of Attachment-based, CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Narrative, and Person-Centered. I believe that having to navigate through my struggles, I can relate to feeling hopeless which enables me to help.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience. I’ve provided counseling for many different populations at various levels of care, including adults and adolescents struggling with Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Anger Management, Child Abuse or Neglect, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention, Substance Use, and Stress. I use a mix of Attachment-based, CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Narrative, and Person-Centered. I believe that having to navigate through my struggles, I can relate to feeling hopeless which enables me to help.
(430) 213-4591 View (430) 213-4591
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Jodi Valentine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Jodi Valentine Counseling has multiple offices in Texas and Louisiana and we are accepting new patients. We accept most all insurance plans and we employ multiple excellent, Master's Level Licensed Counselors. Our counselors provide appointments M-F until 9pm. Our knowledgeable, friendly and experienced office staff will answer questions you may have, as well as verify your insurance. Please visit our website at www.jodivalentinecounseling.com.
Jodi Valentine Counseling has multiple offices in Texas and Louisiana and we are accepting new patients. We accept most all insurance plans and we employ multiple excellent, Master's Level Licensed Counselors. Our counselors provide appointments M-F until 9pm. Our knowledgeable, friendly and experienced office staff will answer questions you may have, as well as verify your insurance. Please visit our website at www.jodivalentinecounseling.com.
(214) 499-9639 View (214) 499-9639
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Robyn Fletcher
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LCDC-I
Verified
2 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
Are you looking for more joy and pleasure in your day-to-day life? Therapy is a great way to cope with life’s struggles. I strive to assist individuals and couples in discussing and processing issues affecting their lives.
Are you looking for more joy and pleasure in your day-to-day life? Therapy is a great way to cope with life’s struggles. I strive to assist individuals and couples in discussing and processing issues affecting their lives.
(214) 949-8689 View (214) 949-8689
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Tekeilla Darden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy helping others identify daily stressors, major life goals, and personal strengths. I provide assessment, therapy and education around mental health diagnosis and other concerns. For therapy: I have a passion to work with adolescents, young adults, women's issues, maternal and perinatal concerns, divorce, relationships concerns and career goals. For assessments: I like to complete children, adolescent and adult assessments in the areas of learning disabilities, career, employee and general assessments. I can provide a full service of administration, scoring and reporting of psychological tests and assessments.
I enjoy helping others identify daily stressors, major life goals, and personal strengths. I provide assessment, therapy and education around mental health diagnosis and other concerns. For therapy: I have a passion to work with adolescents, young adults, women's issues, maternal and perinatal concerns, divorce, relationships concerns and career goals. For assessments: I like to complete children, adolescent and adult assessments in the areas of learning disabilities, career, employee and general assessments. I can provide a full service of administration, scoring and reporting of psychological tests and assessments.
(469) 256-6614 View (469) 256-6614
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Shenella Karunaratne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at. Each individual deserves personalized treatment that is effective and long-lasting. My goal in therapy is to help you achieve your potential in any capacity you wish to pursue. I take a direct and challenging approach while creating a supportive and empowering relationship for you to reach your goals.
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at. Each individual deserves personalized treatment that is effective and long-lasting. My goal in therapy is to help you achieve your potential in any capacity you wish to pursue. I take a direct and challenging approach while creating a supportive and empowering relationship for you to reach your goals.
(469) 529-5970 View (469) 529-5970
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Chanta Virden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Graduated from Amberton University in 2009 with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling with over 5 years of counseling experience in private and non profit sector. I specialize in providing support for clients dealing with a history of Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Anger Management, Self Esteem, Self Love, Suicidal Tendencies, Personality Disorders and all other life issues. I create a safe space and environment in which individuals can process and unpack their trauma as well as their feelings and thoughts regarding their mental health and not feel judged. . I work with Adolescents, Teens and adults from all backgrounds.
Graduated from Amberton University in 2009 with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling with over 5 years of counseling experience in private and non profit sector. I specialize in providing support for clients dealing with a history of Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Anger Management, Self Esteem, Self Love, Suicidal Tendencies, Personality Disorders and all other life issues. I create a safe space and environment in which individuals can process and unpack their trauma as well as their feelings and thoughts regarding their mental health and not feel judged. . I work with Adolescents, Teens and adults from all backgrounds.
(972) 433-5752 View (972) 433-5752
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Shania Vahid Tari Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A, EMDR-t
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
Everyone needs somebody to lean on. But what happens when the pressure is too much or goes unnoticed? I see it, I acknowledge the weight and sacrifice. A lot of the time, I believe, humans just need a little validation; a reminder that they matter and their efforts mean something. I've seen that the people with the biggest hearts suffer the most, out of protection for others and unfortunately put their quality of life on the backburner. I remind my clients of the beauty of their own heart, their innate potential, and the power of self worth. We have one life to live, why not truly live it.
Everyone needs somebody to lean on. But what happens when the pressure is too much or goes unnoticed? I see it, I acknowledge the weight and sacrifice. A lot of the time, I believe, humans just need a little validation; a reminder that they matter and their efforts mean something. I've seen that the people with the biggest hearts suffer the most, out of protection for others and unfortunately put their quality of life on the backburner. I remind my clients of the beauty of their own heart, their innate potential, and the power of self worth. We have one life to live, why not truly live it.
(972) 694-7117 View (972) 694-7117
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Dana Waknin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
When envisioning my ideal client, I am looking forward to working with men, women or children who are seeking to better their lives. My potential clients’ goals can be diverse, from reducing feelings of anxiety to improving quality of life by dealing with depressive feelings. It could also be working through trauma or difficult life situations such as illness, moving to a different state or even having kids and expanding one’s family. In my practice I encourage my clients to think for themselves, I do not give them the answers but instead, I help them reach their own realizations and provide tools to use in day to day situations.
When envisioning my ideal client, I am looking forward to working with men, women or children who are seeking to better their lives. My potential clients’ goals can be diverse, from reducing feelings of anxiety to improving quality of life by dealing with depressive feelings. It could also be working through trauma or difficult life situations such as illness, moving to a different state or even having kids and expanding one’s family. In my practice I encourage my clients to think for themselves, I do not give them the answers but instead, I help them reach their own realizations and provide tools to use in day to day situations.
(469) 336-3430 View (469) 336-3430
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Svetlana Kutikova
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
I am of the belief that every person is the expert on their own self. Sometimes we just need a sounding board. I recognize that therapy can be a scary and daunting process and I am here to provide a safe and welcoming space to help make you comfortable expressing your emotions. I recognize that each person is a unique individual, with a unique set of goals and needs from therapy. I work to meet you where you are, taking the time to understand your needs, and happily walk alongside you on your journey to reach those needs.
I am of the belief that every person is the expert on their own self. Sometimes we just need a sounding board. I recognize that therapy can be a scary and daunting process and I am here to provide a safe and welcoming space to help make you comfortable expressing your emotions. I recognize that each person is a unique individual, with a unique set of goals and needs from therapy. I work to meet you where you are, taking the time to understand your needs, and happily walk alongside you on your journey to reach those needs.
(469) 746-3701 View (469) 746-3701
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Shannon Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Shannon Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2012. He has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Shannon works hard to create a safe, empathic, and authentic environment for clients. Shannon's belief is that he can best help clients by listening to their story and being a fellow traveler in their lives. Shannon has found a passion for working with a great array of individuals of most any age or background. The possibilities for change, healing, and well-being often aren't trusted if you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or difficult circumstances.
Shannon Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2012. He has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Shannon works hard to create a safe, empathic, and authentic environment for clients. Shannon's belief is that he can best help clients by listening to their story and being a fellow traveler in their lives. Shannon has found a passion for working with a great array of individuals of most any age or background. The possibilities for change, healing, and well-being often aren't trusted if you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or difficult circumstances.
(469) 256-7055 View (469) 256-7055
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Brianna Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
Ready to find help for your little one, tween or teen? Feeling exhausted and confused about how to help them? My specialty is working directly with children from the youngest of ages (4+) through the teen years, while providing parenting education to help you know how to support your kiddo when things get tough.
Ready to find help for your little one, tween or teen? Feeling exhausted and confused about how to help them? My specialty is working directly with children from the youngest of ages (4+) through the teen years, while providing parenting education to help you know how to support your kiddo when things get tough.
(214) 751-3320 View (214) 751-3320
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Kelly Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPA
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Dr. Kelly James Robinson earned his doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology (PsyD) and Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Dallas. He obtained his Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Angelo State University. His training experiences include working in a private practice setting and rotations at a neuropsychological clinic and a private school for children with learning differences and special needs.
Dr. Kelly James Robinson earned his doctorate of psychology in clinical psychology (PsyD) and Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Dallas. He obtained his Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Angelo State University. His training experiences include working in a private practice setting and rotations at a neuropsychological clinic and a private school for children with learning differences and special needs.
(469) 972-5373 View (469) 972-5373
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Angie Dewaard
Licensed Professional Counselor, PC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
I look forward to working with you! I find a true pleasure in walking along side of you in this journey of life. I have experience in utilizing DBT skills with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse issues. I believe that everyone deserves a shot at healing and that this can be a beneficial process for you and the people in your life that you love.
I look forward to working with you! I find a true pleasure in walking along side of you in this journey of life. I have experience in utilizing DBT skills with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse issues. I believe that everyone deserves a shot at healing and that this can be a beneficial process for you and the people in your life that you love.
(972) 928-1225 View (972) 928-1225
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Joy Miller-Eugene
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Joy Miller-Eugene is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has experience partnering with children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with a wide range of challenges that come with impairment of daily positive functioning. She received her B. S in Psychology and Child Learning and Development as well as her M. S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She utilizes relational, collaborative and solution focused approaches in order to best meet client need at the present time.
Joy Miller-Eugene is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has experience partnering with children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with a wide range of challenges that come with impairment of daily positive functioning. She received her B. S in Psychology and Child Learning and Development as well as her M. S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She utilizes relational, collaborative and solution focused approaches in order to best meet client need at the present time.
(469) 283-6286 View (469) 283-6286

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Number of Therapists in The Colony, TX

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in The Colony, TX who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
66% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in The Colony, TX see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in The Colony?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.