Therapists in Chincoteague, VA

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Sean Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW- C, LCSW
Verified
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Ever wonder to yourself - why am I so unsure about everything I do? How do I know the decisions I make are rational or what’s best for me? Or maybe you fall in line with a thought like - what did I do last night and why did I make the choices I did? Perhaps you experience a feeling of shame or guilt that can only be described as deflating, crushing, or heavy. With this feeling you might have thoughts that you are not good enough or not worthy of friendships, wellbeing, or life itself. Do you find yourself pushing people away that care about you, leaning on unhealthy coping methods, or spending more and more time alone?
Ever wonder to yourself - why am I so unsure about everything I do? How do I know the decisions I make are rational or what’s best for me? Or maybe you fall in line with a thought like - what did I do last night and why did I make the choices I did? Perhaps you experience a feeling of shame or guilt that can only be described as deflating, crushing, or heavy. With this feeling you might have thoughts that you are not good enough or not worthy of friendships, wellbeing, or life itself. Do you find yourself pushing people away that care about you, leaning on unhealthy coping methods, or spending more and more time alone?
(484) 767-5216 View (484) 767-5216
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Coastal Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Seeking help is the first step to making a change in your life. Let me guide you on a journey of exploration and empowerment in your own life. I offer you a safe place with no judgment to explore your emotions and thoughts. I want to help you uncover your true potential and live a life you celebrate. I have been a therapist for 12 years and have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people and diagnoses.
Seeking help is the first step to making a change in your life. Let me guide you on a journey of exploration and empowerment in your own life. I offer you a safe place with no judgment to explore your emotions and thoughts. I want to help you uncover your true potential and live a life you celebrate. I have been a therapist for 12 years and have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people and diagnoses.
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Ife Milligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Assawoman, VA 23302  (Online Only)
Ife Milligan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages with issues related to grief, loss, depression, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), low self-esteem, family conflict, and more. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Morgan State University. She received her Holistic Life Coach certification from the University of Wellness.
Ife Milligan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages with issues related to grief, loss, depression, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), low self-esteem, family conflict, and more. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Morgan State University. She received her Holistic Life Coach certification from the University of Wellness.
(757) 530-5230 View (757) 530-5230

Online Therapists

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Teleace Bryant
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23704  (Online Only)
VIRTUAL. Seeking out help can be difficult, especially when there are so many options, but I'm glad you found me. My name is Teleace Bryant. I am a Resident in Counseling finishing my residency hours toward licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, divorce related issues, mother-daughter issues, and the like, I am here to help. I can also assist with life transitioning, college and career counseling, personal growth, body image issues, and processing past trauma.
VIRTUAL. Seeking out help can be difficult, especially when there are so many options, but I'm glad you found me. My name is Teleace Bryant. I am a Resident in Counseling finishing my residency hours toward licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, divorce related issues, mother-daughter issues, and the like, I am here to help. I can also assist with life transitioning, college and career counseling, personal growth, body image issues, and processing past trauma.
(757) 350-8109 View (757) 350-8109
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Christine Ferguson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Choosing a therapist seems overwhelming with therapist using jargon and credentials to explain their process. Seeking to be seen, heard, and equipped, how do you find the right fit? In essence, therapy means gaining insight and doing the work to manage symptoms, heal past wounds, and realize your inherent resilience. If you grapple with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or mood regulation, feeling pressured by external forces, and struggling to prioritize your thoughts and desires over societal expectations, I'm here to help. Let's navigate these challenges together and work towards a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Choosing a therapist seems overwhelming with therapist using jargon and credentials to explain their process. Seeking to be seen, heard, and equipped, how do you find the right fit? In essence, therapy means gaining insight and doing the work to manage symptoms, heal past wounds, and realize your inherent resilience. If you grapple with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or mood regulation, feeling pressured by external forces, and struggling to prioritize your thoughts and desires over societal expectations, I'm here to help. Let's navigate these challenges together and work towards a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(757) 919-3071 View (757) 919-3071
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LaDrena Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorktown, VA 23693
My goal to is to meet clients where they are and facilitate healing one step at a time. I use a person-centered approach to therapy to help create a comfortable atmosphere. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and young adults and am currently accepting clients ages 10 and up. I have a special interest disordered eating, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and mood disorders.
My goal to is to meet clients where they are and facilitate healing one step at a time. I use a person-centered approach to therapy to help create a comfortable atmosphere. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and young adults and am currently accepting clients ages 10 and up. I have a special interest disordered eating, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and mood disorders.
(757) 992-9291 View (757) 992-9291
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Tara Inman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Tara Inman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tara is an exceptionally empathetic and compassionate clinician who meets individuals where they are. She is skilled working with individuals with substance use disorders, trauma, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.
Tara Inman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tara is an exceptionally empathetic and compassionate clinician who meets individuals where they are. She is skilled working with individuals with substance use disorders, trauma, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.
(757) 654-5909 View (757) 654-5909
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Latasha Adgerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Portsmouth, VA 23704  (Online Only)
The time is now, you can stop scrolling. Who knew finding the right therapist would be so stressful? You are constantly thinking about all the curve balls that life is throwing your way. You are overwhelmed with everything! Despite it all, you know that now is the time to work through it. You are ready to improve your relationships, address self esteem/self worth concerns, and heal from past traumas that may have contributed to unhealthy substance use. I help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relationship issues and self-esteem to cope with life.
The time is now, you can stop scrolling. Who knew finding the right therapist would be so stressful? You are constantly thinking about all the curve balls that life is throwing your way. You are overwhelmed with everything! Despite it all, you know that now is the time to work through it. You are ready to improve your relationships, address self esteem/self worth concerns, and heal from past traumas that may have contributed to unhealthy substance use. I help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relationship issues and self-esteem to cope with life.
(757) 919-9391 View (757) 919-9391
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Kevin Cuffee
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, CSAC, QMHP, LPC
Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Dr. Cuffee, a seasoned counseling specialist, adeptly employs evidence-based CBT and trauma treatment techniques to empower clients on their healing journey. With a focus on addressing the unique needs of African-American males, he fosters a compassionate environment for individuals, couples, and families to navigate challenges and achieve personal growth. Committed to ongoing professional development, Dr. Cuffee integrates innovative strategies, ensuring tailored support for every client's well-being and resilience.
Dr. Cuffee, a seasoned counseling specialist, adeptly employs evidence-based CBT and trauma treatment techniques to empower clients on their healing journey. With a focus on addressing the unique needs of African-American males, he fosters a compassionate environment for individuals, couples, and families to navigate challenges and achieve personal growth. Committed to ongoing professional development, Dr. Cuffee integrates innovative strategies, ensuring tailored support for every client's well-being and resilience.
(757) 530-4737 View (757) 530-4737
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NLSAW Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, NCC
Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Takiya has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Old Dominion University. She received a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Takiya is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP), and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Takiya is a Registered Supervisor with the Virginia Board of Counseling for residents in LPC, LMFT, and CSAC.
Takiya has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Old Dominion University. She received a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Takiya is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP), and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Takiya is a Registered Supervisor with the Virginia Board of Counseling for residents in LPC, LMFT, and CSAC.
(757) 210-5334 View (757) 210-5334
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Jessica Waters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Congratulations! You just took the first step on a new empowering journey. Let me walk with you. The path of life can be full of roadblocks that can leave you feeling off-path or even lost. You may feel that the path is no longer worth walking or that it's leading nowhere. Maybe we don't have all of the pieces of the map for our journey yet. Together, we will learn new skills and explore new paths to ensure you're fully-equipped to embrace the adventure.
Congratulations! You just took the first step on a new empowering journey. Let me walk with you. The path of life can be full of roadblocks that can leave you feeling off-path or even lost. You may feel that the path is no longer worth walking or that it's leading nowhere. Maybe we don't have all of the pieces of the map for our journey yet. Together, we will learn new skills and explore new paths to ensure you're fully-equipped to embrace the adventure.
(757) 997-2137 View (757) 997-2137
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Geraldine Kuphal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23462  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Perinatal (Pregnancy & Post Partum) Mental Health Specialist. I have experience working with adults, teens and families dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, work/life stress, adjusting to life transitions, etc. I have ample experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and ages, both in community mental health and in private practice.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Perinatal (Pregnancy & Post Partum) Mental Health Specialist. I have experience working with adults, teens and families dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, work/life stress, adjusting to life transitions, etc. I have ample experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and ages, both in community mental health and in private practice.
(971) 257-1546 View (971) 257-1546
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Marie Mendy
Resident in Counseling, LRC
Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Marie Mendy, Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marie Mendy is a Licensed Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA from NYU- Steinhardt (Counseling For Mental Health & Wellness). As a therapist (Resident Counselor), Marie believes in creating a supportive and empathetic environment that helps her clients feel comfortable as they engage in a trusting therapeutic process. Marie's treatment philosophy is mainly influenced by CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Person-Centered Therapy.
Marie Mendy, Licensed Resident in Counseling, Marie Mendy is a Licensed Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has an MA from NYU- Steinhardt (Counseling For Mental Health & Wellness). As a therapist (Resident Counselor), Marie believes in creating a supportive and empathetic environment that helps her clients feel comfortable as they engage in a trusting therapeutic process. Marie's treatment philosophy is mainly influenced by CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Person-Centered Therapy.
(757) 586-4995 View (757) 586-4995
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Aaron Belsches
MA, CSOTP
Verified
Hampton, VA 23666  (Online Only)
Some client issues may include dealing with the trauma, addiction, working to manage impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Some clients may be seeking help to improve their relationships as well. I have experience working with adults but I am open to working with children as well.
Some client issues may include dealing with the trauma, addiction, working to manage impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Some clients may be seeking help to improve their relationships as well. I have experience working with adults but I am open to working with children as well.
(757) 996-4897 View (757) 996-4897
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(757) 347-8948 View (757) 347-8948
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Arti Kumar-Jain
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
Waitlist for new clients
Arti believes an integrative approach to mental health and overall health is crucial for overall well-being. Utilizing a variety of modalities such as and techniques to provide client-focused care. Developing achievable and measurable goals together in treatment planning is utilized. Arti commits to the use of an evidence-based, collaborative approach. She believes in education and advocacy and meeting the client where they are while in her care. It is always challenging to take the first step toward the unknown. Sometimes, that can be the hardest step. Arti believes in providing yourself with loving kindness in your journey.
Arti believes an integrative approach to mental health and overall health is crucial for overall well-being. Utilizing a variety of modalities such as and techniques to provide client-focused care. Developing achievable and measurable goals together in treatment planning is utilized. Arti commits to the use of an evidence-based, collaborative approach. She believes in education and advocacy and meeting the client where they are while in her care. It is always challenging to take the first step toward the unknown. Sometimes, that can be the hardest step. Arti believes in providing yourself with loving kindness in your journey.
(757) 267-6480 View (757) 267-6480
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Lianna Pevar
Resident in Counseling, MSEd, LPC-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23452  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm so happy you're here! I provide a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can safely express your thoughts, feelings and experiences while working on self-identified goals. I recognize it takes energy and courage to start therapy. While it may feel uncomfortable at first, you are in control and can build trust at your own pace. I'm so excited for the opportunity to connect, provide ongoing support, and empower you to better manage life's challenges.
Hi, I'm so happy you're here! I provide a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can safely express your thoughts, feelings and experiences while working on self-identified goals. I recognize it takes energy and courage to start therapy. While it may feel uncomfortable at first, you are in control and can build trust at your own pace. I'm so excited for the opportunity to connect, provide ongoing support, and empower you to better manage life's challenges.
(757) 529-3504 View (757) 529-3504
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Danielle (Dani) Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hayes, VA 23072
Sometimes our mental health is healthy and works for us, and sometimes, our mental health needs support to achieve our goals. I have openings to provide a safe place for children and families while you are going through stress; from managing family conflict, to coping with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic and life threatening illnesses, divorce, foster care, and other difficult situations. As your therapist, I believe that my role is to provide thorough assessment and treatment to support you and/or your child, individually and as a family.
Sometimes our mental health is healthy and works for us, and sometimes, our mental health needs support to achieve our goals. I have openings to provide a safe place for children and families while you are going through stress; from managing family conflict, to coping with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic and life threatening illnesses, divorce, foster care, and other difficult situations. As your therapist, I believe that my role is to provide thorough assessment and treatment to support you and/or your child, individually and as a family.
(804) 626-9739 View (804) 626-9739
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Shannon 'libby' Cutshall
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502
I hold dual licensure in Virginia as a counselor and clinical psychologist. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations in various clinical settings. My clinical experience has encompassed many psychotherapy treatment modalities as well as expertise in psychotherapy and psychological testing assessments for both adolescents and adults. I offer quality, specialized, and in-depth psychological services, in a safe and comfortable setting, to as many individuals as are willing to show up for themselves, roll up their sleeves and dive into the intensive work of healing.
I hold dual licensure in Virginia as a counselor and clinical psychologist. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations in various clinical settings. My clinical experience has encompassed many psychotherapy treatment modalities as well as expertise in psychotherapy and psychological testing assessments for both adolescents and adults. I offer quality, specialized, and in-depth psychological services, in a safe and comfortable setting, to as many individuals as are willing to show up for themselves, roll up their sleeves and dive into the intensive work of healing.
(757) 384-1204 View (757) 384-1204
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Release Wellness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newport News, VA 23606
Do you desire a safe, secure, and nonjudgmental space to share your story and be heard? Allow me the opportunity to help create that space with you. I look at the world around me and see the need for better. I see a need for those who are struggling from challenges and struggles to be treated with dignity and respect. It is my belief that no one should be left to carry their burdens alone or feel trapped inside their own minds. I am here to let you know that you are not alone and you are far more than the sum of your struggles, challenges, or circumstances.
Do you desire a safe, secure, and nonjudgmental space to share your story and be heard? Allow me the opportunity to help create that space with you. I look at the world around me and see the need for better. I see a need for those who are struggling from challenges and struggles to be treated with dignity and respect. It is my belief that no one should be left to carry their burdens alone or feel trapped inside their own minds. I am here to let you know that you are not alone and you are far more than the sum of your struggles, challenges, or circumstances.
(757) 210-6396 View (757) 210-6396

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Number of Therapists in Chincoteague, VA

< 10

Therapists in Chincoteague, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Chincoteague, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chincoteague?

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.