Therapists in Hopewell City County, VA

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Ann Garrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hello, my name is Ann Garrett. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 8 years of clinical experience working with various issues and needs. I use a person-centered approach to tailor therapy to the individual. I used a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Hello, my name is Ann Garrett. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 8 years of clinical experience working with various issues and needs. I use a person-centered approach to tailor therapy to the individual. I used a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
(804) 626-5507 View (804) 626-5507
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Teresh Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860
Many of my clients face relationship issues, mood disturbances, and difficulty coping with life-changing events. Through a strength-based and client-centered lens, I support clients while they set goals to enhance their overall health and wellness. My goal in life is to help others by embracing life's problems with a solution-focused approach. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for all individuals I serve. I am a Board-Certified Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor.
Many of my clients face relationship issues, mood disturbances, and difficulty coping with life-changing events. Through a strength-based and client-centered lens, I support clients while they set goals to enhance their overall health and wellness. My goal in life is to help others by embracing life's problems with a solution-focused approach. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for all individuals I serve. I am a Board-Certified Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor.
(804) 889-2830 View (804) 889-2830
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Renee M Green
Psychologist, LCP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I do not conduct court-ordered or parental capacity evaluations. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping adults and adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I offer Psychological Assessments (testing) for the following: ADHD, Educational Problems, Behavioral Issues, Diagnostic Clarification, and Adolescent Forensic/Risk assessments. I do not conduct court-ordered or parental capacity evaluations. I have specialized experience working with trauma (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, and serious mental health issues.
(804) 390-8141 View (804) 390-8141
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Melanie Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860
Nothing has been the same since that terrible event. In a moment, your life was split into two parts: before and after. It's already taken so much from you and affects everything you do. Physically, you're breaking down. Sleep is next to impossible, and you can't remember when you didn't have a splitting tension headache. You're always on edge, ready for the next threat to present itself. You never know how you're going to react from one moment to the next. And the more you fight for control, the less you have. You long for a life of peace, free from the constant despair. But you just don't know how to get it. It feels hopeless.
Nothing has been the same since that terrible event. In a moment, your life was split into two parts: before and after. It's already taken so much from you and affects everything you do. Physically, you're breaking down. Sleep is next to impossible, and you can't remember when you didn't have a splitting tension headache. You're always on edge, ready for the next threat to present itself. You never know how you're going to react from one moment to the next. And the more you fight for control, the less you have. You long for a life of peace, free from the constant despair. But you just don't know how to get it. It feels hopeless.
(804) 440-1326 View (804) 440-1326
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Elizabeth A. Hall Resident In Marriage And Family Therapy
Resident in Counseling, MA, NCC, CHT, QMHP, A/C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860
Welcome to counseling! Elizabeth is a Resident in Counseling and a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. You made the wise decision to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Simply put, I believe that a person-centered approach is essential in any therapeutic relationship. I see you and respect your autonomy. Because we are not all the same, I will work collaboratively with you to discover the best method of treatment that will meet your specific needs. Working with others has taught me that treating difficulties from a holistic approach works best because it emphasizes the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Welcome to counseling! Elizabeth is a Resident in Counseling and a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. You made the wise decision to prioritize your mental health and well-being. Simply put, I believe that a person-centered approach is essential in any therapeutic relationship. I see you and respect your autonomy. Because we are not all the same, I will work collaboratively with you to discover the best method of treatment that will meet your specific needs. Working with others has taught me that treating difficulties from a holistic approach works best because it emphasizes the mind, body, and spirit connection.
(804) 531-4305 View (804) 531-4305
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Joyce Ann Sanders
Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, LSATP, CSAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
My enduring commitment centers around assisting individuals confronting Substance and Co-occurring disorders, steering them through a transformative path of recovery and positive life changes. Over 13 years of unwavering dedication, I have observed firsthand the profound impact of compassionate care and personalized support on those navigating the intricate challenges of addiction. I firmly believe that every individual, when provided with the appropriate guidance, holds the innate resilience to embark on a journey towards enduring positive change.
My enduring commitment centers around assisting individuals confronting Substance and Co-occurring disorders, steering them through a transformative path of recovery and positive life changes. Over 13 years of unwavering dedication, I have observed firsthand the profound impact of compassionate care and personalized support on those navigating the intricate challenges of addiction. I firmly believe that every individual, when provided with the appropriate guidance, holds the innate resilience to embark on a journey towards enduring positive change.
(804) 424-5122 View (804) 424-5122
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Tamra Duke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, ACS
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the steps necessary to unlock your happiness and achieve overall wellness. Finding the right therapist to help you navigate through your struggles is essential. Interpersonal/Relational issues, Anxiety, depression, grief/loss and unresolved trauma can create stress that prohibits you from being "your best self". I can help you to develop effective coping, problem solving and communication skills; improving your overall functioning and quality of life.
Congratulations on taking the steps necessary to unlock your happiness and achieve overall wellness. Finding the right therapist to help you navigate through your struggles is essential. Interpersonal/Relational issues, Anxiety, depression, grief/loss and unresolved trauma can create stress that prohibits you from being "your best self". I can help you to develop effective coping, problem solving and communication skills; improving your overall functioning and quality of life.
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Lauren Wickline (Mccallister)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked with clients in a variety of settings with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship issues, phases of life issues, grief, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I implement an integrative approach that utilizes a variety of techniques. I recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to one's mental health journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will encourage an open dialogue and transparency during sessions so we can work together to help you become the best version of yourself.
I have worked with clients in a variety of settings with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship issues, phases of life issues, grief, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I implement an integrative approach that utilizes a variety of techniques. I recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to one's mental health journey. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will encourage an open dialogue and transparency during sessions so we can work together to help you become the best version of yourself.
(804) 719-4613 View (804) 719-4613
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Kacie Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hi there! My name is Kacie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy meeting with individuals from all walks of life and supporting them in meeting their goals. Therapy is a very personal experience, and I work with my clients to identify strategies that are most helpful to them and their unique experiences.
Hi there! My name is Kacie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy meeting with individuals from all walks of life and supporting them in meeting their goals. Therapy is a very personal experience, and I work with my clients to identify strategies that are most helpful to them and their unique experiences.
(804) 877-8038 View (804) 877-8038
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Shaleta Epps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Shaleta Epps, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working with children, adults, families, and couples. My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and collaborative space where my clients can feel supported during their journey.
Hello, my name is Shaleta Epps, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working with children, adults, families, and couples. My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and collaborative space where my clients can feel supported during their journey.
(804) 375-5905 View (804) 375-5905
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David N. Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychotherapist with 30 years experience providing clinical services to adolescents (16+) and adults. My practice is located in the town of Chester. I provide individual therapy. I offer day, evening and weekend appointments, and I generally can see patients within 24 - 72 hours. I provide services that are affordable and convenient. Feel free to call or email me with any questions.
I am a psychotherapist with 30 years experience providing clinical services to adolescents (16+) and adults. My practice is located in the town of Chester. I provide individual therapy. I offer day, evening and weekend appointments, and I generally can see patients within 24 - 72 hours. I provide services that are affordable and convenient. Feel free to call or email me with any questions.
(804) 214-2684 View (804) 214-2684
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Paula J. Jean
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
I use a very eclectic approach in which I am engaged and actively involved in the therapeutic process. I ask lots of questions. I invite my patients to move away from self-judgment and to be truly curious about themselves and their lives. We look together at patterns of functioning, at assumptions about the self, at how the present reflects the past. The goal is authenticity and the path is self-awareness.
I use a very eclectic approach in which I am engaged and actively involved in the therapeutic process. I ask lots of questions. I invite my patients to move away from self-judgment and to be truly curious about themselves and their lives. We look together at patterns of functioning, at assumptions about the self, at how the present reflects the past. The goal is authenticity and the path is self-awareness.
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Obsidian Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years of experience as a mental health provider. I currently serve as the Executive Director of a non-profit community outpatient mental health clinic. I also do a lot of behavioral health consulting and teaching as an adjunct instructor at the colleges in the area. In addition, I provide clinical mental health supervision to private agencies, counseling interns and those seeking professional licensure within the state.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 20 years of experience as a mental health provider. I currently serve as the Executive Director of a non-profit community outpatient mental health clinic. I also do a lot of behavioral health consulting and teaching as an adjunct instructor at the colleges in the area. In addition, I provide clinical mental health supervision to private agencies, counseling interns and those seeking professional licensure within the state.
(804) 655-4927 View (804) 655-4927
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J Group Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
Ms. Shalanda Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Jackson has an extensive mental health service background and worked in various capacities as an outpatient therapist, crisis services supervisor and sex offender treatment provider. Ms. Jackson is passionate about working with individuals who have an extensive history of trauma, relationship issues, anger management issues and incarceration.
Ms. Shalanda Jackson, LCSW, CSOTP and a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Jackson has an extensive mental health service background and worked in various capacities as an outpatient therapist, crisis services supervisor and sex offender treatment provider. Ms. Jackson is passionate about working with individuals who have an extensive history of trauma, relationship issues, anger management issues and incarceration.
(804) 409-9112 View (804) 409-9112
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Paula Meadows Mason
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Good day and welcome! My name is Paula, and I am a Resident in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ordained minister, and certified blended family coach. Counseling is my calling and I specialize in facilitating an environment where healing of the wounded and the brokenhearted can occur. I look forward to walking side-by-side with my clients, as they walk the path to wholeness and restoration. With God’s help, we can overcome all struggles, mindsets, and obstacles!
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Good day and welcome! My name is Paula, and I am a Resident in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ordained minister, and certified blended family coach. Counseling is my calling and I specialize in facilitating an environment where healing of the wounded and the brokenhearted can occur. I look forward to walking side-by-side with my clients, as they walk the path to wholeness and restoration. With God’s help, we can overcome all struggles, mindsets, and obstacles!
(757) 231-3572 View (757) 231-3572
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Jessica R Belk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
Welcome! Taking steps to recovery and/or continued wellness is a brave act! Congratulations on never giving up! I always say that finding the right therapist to help you along your journey is like finding a good pair of shoes. Lets see if this is a good fit for you; if not, keep looking until you find the right fit! My therapeutic approaches can help you develop parenting skills to assist you with your child/adolescent's unique needs, can assist with problem solving, parent coaching, behavior management, anxiety, depression, coping, communication and improve your overall functioning as well as improve your overall quality of life.
Welcome! Taking steps to recovery and/or continued wellness is a brave act! Congratulations on never giving up! I always say that finding the right therapist to help you along your journey is like finding a good pair of shoes. Lets see if this is a good fit for you; if not, keep looking until you find the right fit! My therapeutic approaches can help you develop parenting skills to assist you with your child/adolescent's unique needs, can assist with problem solving, parent coaching, behavior management, anxiety, depression, coping, communication and improve your overall functioning as well as improve your overall quality of life.
(804) 294-4314 View (804) 294-4314
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LaKetia D Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv, CA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
LaKetia Baker is a clinical therapist specializing in helping individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma, betrayal, and abuse. She aims to empower clients to be intentional in their healing journey to recognize, accept, and walk in their worth and intentionally enhance their relationships and daily lives.
LaKetia Baker is a clinical therapist specializing in helping individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma, betrayal, and abuse. She aims to empower clients to be intentional in their healing journey to recognize, accept, and walk in their worth and intentionally enhance their relationships and daily lives.
(804) 258-6293 View (804) 258-6293
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La-Vonne Moore
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
I have over 25-years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children within agencies and the community environment. I find it a pleasure to serve families or individuals who are challenged with life stress, grief issues, abandonment, adjustment disorders, depression, and mental health needs etc. Therefore, I strive for quality service to ensure positive results. However, it is important for me to reflect, listen, and communicate to make sure that I have a clear understanding of my client’s needs.
I have over 25-years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children within agencies and the community environment. I find it a pleasure to serve families or individuals who are challenged with life stress, grief issues, abandonment, adjustment disorders, depression, and mental health needs etc. Therefore, I strive for quality service to ensure positive results. However, it is important for me to reflect, listen, and communicate to make sure that I have a clear understanding of my client’s needs.
(804) 463-5608 View (804) 463-5608
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Take Time for You, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860
I have 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents in multiple domains. Some domains would include schools, homes, summer camps, after school programs, childcares, churches, and group homes. My passion is working with children and their families to reconnect and build healthy interpersonal relationships. Although my passion is working with children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with single adults, as well as couples. My motto is “It takes a village” and working together as a team to achieve reasonable and practical goals will build a healthier and stronger you/family.
I have 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents in multiple domains. Some domains would include schools, homes, summer camps, after school programs, childcares, churches, and group homes. My passion is working with children and their families to reconnect and build healthy interpersonal relationships. Although my passion is working with children and adolescents, I also enjoy working with single adults, as well as couples. My motto is “It takes a village” and working together as a team to achieve reasonable and practical goals will build a healthier and stronger you/family.
(804) 375-4350 View (804) 375-4350
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Jowanda Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS
Verified Verified
Hopewell, VA 23860  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my objective is to support individuals with identifying suitable and functional lifestyles to enhance their efforts towards living a balanced and satisfying life. My approach to therapy is through a person-centered, holistic strategy aimed to improve self-awareness, life perspectives, emotional and mental health functioning. Treatment modalities ranges from a number of theoretical perspectives, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic, and others based on the needs of each individual.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my objective is to support individuals with identifying suitable and functional lifestyles to enhance their efforts towards living a balanced and satisfying life. My approach to therapy is through a person-centered, holistic strategy aimed to improve self-awareness, life perspectives, emotional and mental health functioning. Treatment modalities ranges from a number of theoretical perspectives, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic, and others based on the needs of each individual.
(804) 373-2714 View (804) 373-2714

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Number of Therapists in Hopewell City County, VA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hopewell City County, VA who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Anxiety
80% Grief
80% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
82% Anthem | Elevance
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Hopewell City County, VA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hopewell City County?

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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.