Therapists in Pimmit, VA

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Linda D Fama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that finding a therapist can be like buying a pair of shoes - you need to find the one that fits. While I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral orientation with my clients, my focus has always been on using techniques that fit each specific client. I enter into a therapeutic relationship with the belief that each client possesses the power to change and can learn ways to bring about change and relief to his or her situation. Change is always possible if the choice is to do so. To set up an appointment, please call instead of emailing me.
I believe that finding a therapist can be like buying a pair of shoes - you need to find the one that fits. While I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral orientation with my clients, my focus has always been on using techniques that fit each specific client. I enter into a therapeutic relationship with the belief that each client possesses the power to change and can learn ways to bring about change and relief to his or her situation. Change is always possible if the choice is to do so. To set up an appointment, please call instead of emailing me.
(703) 988-4811 View (703) 988-4811
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043  (Online Only)
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
(703) 468-8142 View (703) 468-8142
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Gifty Pampuru
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some are tough! While we are equipped with some skill sets to handle them, at times the going can get tough and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in areas including anxiety, depression, coping skills, life transitions, and grief, amongst others. Utilizing CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR are few of the interventions to propel the clients towards their achievement of goals and independency.
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some are tough! While we are equipped with some skill sets to handle them, at times the going can get tough and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in areas including anxiety, depression, coping skills, life transitions, and grief, amongst others. Utilizing CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR are few of the interventions to propel the clients towards their achievement of goals and independency.
(571) 556-9231 View (571) 556-9231
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Mark Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
(571) 601-1859 View (571) 601-1859
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Andrea Graziano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
My name is Andrea Graziano, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I work with adults to help ameliorate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. I have found that adults grappling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues feel empowered when they are able to shed old thoughts and habits. Clients feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook as a result of building new skills.
My name is Andrea Graziano, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I work with adults to help ameliorate symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. I have found that adults grappling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues feel empowered when they are able to shed old thoughts and habits. Clients feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook as a result of building new skills.
(571) 339-5485 View (571) 339-5485
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Carol Leiva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
(571) 946-4917 View (571) 946-4917
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Kenneth Kronheim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Ken Kronheim has been a licensed therapist since 2007. As a retired fire rescue chief, Ken possesses the experience and insight not only to ease physical suffering but help mental health as well. Ken's goal is to not only make you "feel" better but also help you "get" better. My focus Ken has a vast amount of experience with front-line/professional personnel such as first responders, medical field, military, law, educators and their families as well as college aged students. Ken utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy while primarily utilizing CBT, REBT, and solution-focused techniques.
Ken Kronheim has been a licensed therapist since 2007. As a retired fire rescue chief, Ken possesses the experience and insight not only to ease physical suffering but help mental health as well. Ken's goal is to not only make you "feel" better but also help you "get" better. My focus Ken has a vast amount of experience with front-line/professional personnel such as first responders, medical field, military, law, educators and their families as well as college aged students. Ken utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy while primarily utilizing CBT, REBT, and solution-focused techniques.
(571) 520-4178 View (571) 520-4178
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Bianca Cornelius
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development.
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia; I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development.
(571) 556-7800 View (571) 556-7800
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Carminda Passino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043  (Online Only)
Has life thrown you a curveball, and you’re struggling to find your balance amidst the chaos? Do you feel like you’re juggling a lot of new details, while also trying to keep your routine “normal” as you figure it out? Or maybe, you feel stuck in a rut, spinning your wheels, and the stress of it all leaves you feeling exhausted, hopeless, and a bit defeated. The truth is you’ve lost your oomph, your spark. You don’t recognize yourself…irritable, hyper-sensitive, and impatient. You’ve noticed you’re withdrawing and disconnecting, and what you want is to engage and find your way through this dark tunnel to the light at the end of it.
Has life thrown you a curveball, and you’re struggling to find your balance amidst the chaos? Do you feel like you’re juggling a lot of new details, while also trying to keep your routine “normal” as you figure it out? Or maybe, you feel stuck in a rut, spinning your wheels, and the stress of it all leaves you feeling exhausted, hopeless, and a bit defeated. The truth is you’ve lost your oomph, your spark. You don’t recognize yourself…irritable, hyper-sensitive, and impatient. You’ve noticed you’re withdrawing and disconnecting, and what you want is to engage and find your way through this dark tunnel to the light at the end of it.
(540) 235-5613 View (540) 235-5613
Maria Nolden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LRC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
BS in Psychology (2009) from the University of Maryland University College Europe and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University (2015).
BS in Psychology (2009) from the University of Maryland University College Europe and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University (2015).
(571) 339-3068 View (571) 339-3068
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Barbara Lavine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
Barbara earned her BA from Michigan State University, her MA in Counseling from George Washington University in 1983, and an advanced certificate in Counseling from GWU in 2014. She has over 30 years of counseling experience. She worked as a school counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools until2016 and has since worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked primarily with children and families, and is also seeing adults. She uses solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered therapy.
(571) 536-7327 View (571) 536-7327
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Carter Bagnall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Carter works with individuals from all walks of life and has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship dysfunction, and family conflict, as well as additional life stressors. Carter holds the perspective that each individual is the expert of their own life and seeks to facilitate therapy in a way that best meets the needs of the client, promoting autonomy and introspection. She utilizes the approaches of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, multicultural competency, and mindfulness.
Carter works with individuals from all walks of life and has worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship dysfunction, and family conflict, as well as additional life stressors. Carter holds the perspective that each individual is the expert of their own life and seeks to facilitate therapy in a way that best meets the needs of the client, promoting autonomy and introspection. She utilizes the approaches of person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, multicultural competency, and mindfulness.
(571) 556-9971 View (571) 556-9971
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Emily Caster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Emily Caster, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Caster completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her doctoral degree was obtained from The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, School of Medicine.
Emily Caster, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Caster completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her doctoral degree was obtained from The George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, School of Medicine.
(571) 946-6692 View (571) 946-6692
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Evelyn Tovar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043  (Online Only)
As the owner and founder of Perspectives Therapy, Evelyn is a highly experienced and dedicated therapist with a mission to empower individuals and provide a safe space for emotional healing and open dialogue. With a master's degree from Arizona State University and licensed in Arizona, Virginia and Illinois she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. With over 23 years of experience in the field, Evelyn has treated patients of all ages and backgrounds.
As the owner and founder of Perspectives Therapy, Evelyn is a highly experienced and dedicated therapist with a mission to empower individuals and provide a safe space for emotional healing and open dialogue. With a master's degree from Arizona State University and licensed in Arizona, Virginia and Illinois she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. With over 23 years of experience in the field, Evelyn has treated patients of all ages and backgrounds.
(571) 487-8760 View (571) 487-8760
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Luanne Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LRC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Luanne Griffin is a licensed Resident in Counseling whose clinical approach begins with honoring and respecting the innate dignity of every person. With each client, she works to establish a trusting and empathic therapeutic environment to explore and understand each person's unique life story. Instilling hope and motivation to change is integral to her approach, building on individual strengths to achieve personal growth and flourishing in every area of life.
Luanne Griffin is a licensed Resident in Counseling whose clinical approach begins with honoring and respecting the innate dignity of every person. With each client, she works to establish a trusting and empathic therapeutic environment to explore and understand each person's unique life story. Instilling hope and motivation to change is integral to her approach, building on individual strengths to achieve personal growth and flourishing in every area of life.
(571) 570-3427 View (571) 570-3427
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Kathy Matay
Resident in Counseling, LRC, CALM, ASIST
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
(571) 581-6201 View (571) 581-6201
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Sindhu Elagandhala
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Sindhu Elagandhala (they/them & she/her) is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). They have years of experience and are passionate in working with clients navigating comorbidities of mood, anxiety, personality, and trauma disorders as well as those seeking to integrate neurotypes such as ADHD and autism. They work with adults, couples, and families who are motivated for the work of therapy.
Sindhu Elagandhala (they/them & she/her) is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). They have years of experience and are passionate in working with clients navigating comorbidities of mood, anxiety, personality, and trauma disorders as well as those seeking to integrate neurotypes such as ADHD and autism. They work with adults, couples, and families who are motivated for the work of therapy.
(571) 596-6171 View (571) 596-6171
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Hanna Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Pimmit, VA 22043
Hanna Keller is a Resident in Counseling who has 3 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and stress management. Hanna completed her Master of Education (MEd) in Counselor Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach when working with clients.
Hanna Keller is a Resident in Counseling who has 3 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and stress management. Hanna completed her Master of Education (MEd) in Counselor Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach when working with clients.
(571) 568-7235 View (571) 568-7235

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Wholesome Minds, LLC.
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
We are a group practice of licensed clinical psychologists and social workers. Collectively, we have experience covering the developmental lifespan from assessing and treating young children with behavioral and learning concerns to working with adolescents and (young and older) adult clients who have issues navigating anxiety, depression, PTSD, significant life stressors, and life transitions. Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We work to achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing an individualized treatment plan.
We are a group practice of licensed clinical psychologists and social workers. Collectively, we have experience covering the developmental lifespan from assessing and treating young children with behavioral and learning concerns to working with adolescents and (young and older) adult clients who have issues navigating anxiety, depression, PTSD, significant life stressors, and life transitions. Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We work to achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing an individualized treatment plan.
(301) 307-5730 View (301) 307-5730
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Sarah Wahab
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vienna, VA 22182
When life gets overwhelming, it can feel like you are stuck, facing an endless cycle that you wish could change. Experiencing gridlock in your own life or in a relationship can be stressful, frustrating and lonely. Sometimes in the moment, it can seem easier to ignore/avoid the issues that are challenging you until you are faced with them again; and other times you can’t stop thinking about your challenges. It can also be difficult or painful to tolerate watching your loved ones struggle, or make decisions you think are not in their best interest. Over time these stressors can cause you to experience negative thoughts and feelings.
When life gets overwhelming, it can feel like you are stuck, facing an endless cycle that you wish could change. Experiencing gridlock in your own life or in a relationship can be stressful, frustrating and lonely. Sometimes in the moment, it can seem easier to ignore/avoid the issues that are challenging you until you are faced with them again; and other times you can’t stop thinking about your challenges. It can also be difficult or painful to tolerate watching your loved ones struggle, or make decisions you think are not in their best interest. Over time these stressors can cause you to experience negative thoughts and feelings.
(571) 517-1594 View (571) 517-1594

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pimmit, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$187

Therapists in Pimmit, VA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
72% Grief
61% Trauma and PTSD
56% Life Transitions
50% Stress
44% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Pimmit, VA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pimmit?

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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.