Therapists in Chimacum, WA

Photo of Barbara Hansen, Counselor in Chimacum, WA
Barbara Hansen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chimacum, WA 98325
Therapy is something you have probably contemplated for awhile. It takes a lot of courage to work on tough issues that are making your life less fulfilling than you have envisioned. People seek counseling for different reasons. It can be something from your past that you feel it is time to work on or help finding your direction and motivation to reach your goals. I work with you to overcome whatever blocks are in the way of living the life you want to live.The important thing is to bring more joy into your life.
Therapy is something you have probably contemplated for awhile. It takes a lot of courage to work on tough issues that are making your life less fulfilling than you have envisioned. People seek counseling for different reasons. It can be something from your past that you feel it is time to work on or help finding your direction and motivation to reach your goals. I work with you to overcome whatever blocks are in the way of living the life you want to live.The important thing is to bring more joy into your life.
(360) 774-1794 View (360) 774-1794
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Jessica Tartaro
PhD
Verified Verified
Chimacum, WA 98325  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling lonely or dissatisfied in your relationships? Do you ever wonder if you just weren't "cut out" for love despite wishing desperately for it? As an Intimacy Coach, I specialize in teaching individuals and couples how to cultivate deep, satisfying and authentic relationships. Together, step-by-step, we will examine what gets in the way of vulnerability so that you can finally get close to others. As a team we will work to shift your fear of getting hurt into the courage to open. You will learn how to get your words to match what's really true on the inside.
Are you tired of feeling lonely or dissatisfied in your relationships? Do you ever wonder if you just weren't "cut out" for love despite wishing desperately for it? As an Intimacy Coach, I specialize in teaching individuals and couples how to cultivate deep, satisfying and authentic relationships. Together, step-by-step, we will examine what gets in the way of vulnerability so that you can finally get close to others. As a team we will work to shift your fear of getting hurt into the courage to open. You will learn how to get your words to match what's really true on the inside.
(360) 583-5963 View (360) 583-5963
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Leslie Fleming
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chimacum, WA 98325
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a unique, holistic approach to transformational healing and growth through a weaving of shamanism, psychotherapy, and coaching. I am direct, compassionate, and intuitive in working with clients, offering deep integrity, fortitude, and over 3 decades of shamanic practice supporting journeys of healing, personal mastery, and authenticity. The transformational work of embodying who you truly are and why you are here is a beautiful, challenging journey of embracing and integrating all of who you are with deep compassion and fierce love. A journey I invite you to take and am honored to support.
I offer a unique, holistic approach to transformational healing and growth through a weaving of shamanism, psychotherapy, and coaching. I am direct, compassionate, and intuitive in working with clients, offering deep integrity, fortitude, and over 3 decades of shamanic practice supporting journeys of healing, personal mastery, and authenticity. The transformational work of embodying who you truly are and why you are here is a beautiful, challenging journey of embracing and integrating all of who you are with deep compassion and fierce love. A journey I invite you to take and am honored to support.
(206) 745-6238 View (206) 745-6238
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Cynthia Flowers
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chimacum, WA 98325
I am a licensed mental health counselor, and have been in practice for over 30 years. Over the years I've worked with a diverse population of individuals with a broad range of life's gifts and challenges. My abiding concern in this work is developing an attentive and respectful relationship where a deepening collaboration is possible. I will be interested in your current life, your history and memories, your dreams and aspirations. I will also be interested in how your body, it's symptoms and sensations, aches, pains and illnesses speak to us as we carefully listen and attune.
I am a licensed mental health counselor, and have been in practice for over 30 years. Over the years I've worked with a diverse population of individuals with a broad range of life's gifts and challenges. My abiding concern in this work is developing an attentive and respectful relationship where a deepening collaboration is possible. I will be interested in your current life, your history and memories, your dreams and aspirations. I will also be interested in how your body, it's symptoms and sensations, aches, pains and illnesses speak to us as we carefully listen and attune.
(919) 429-7329 View (919) 429-7329
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Freida Fenn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
Chimacum, WA 98325
I am accepting new clients. I assist Couples, Individuals, Teens and Families. See my website: fenntherapy.com. I provide emotional support, practical communication tools and emotional coping skills. Together, we create a treatment plan for positive change. Unresolved family issues, trauma, stress, couple conflicts, parenting challenges, life transitions and changes in your primary relationships can get you down. You deserve support and help to heal. I create a safe place for you to create the healthy changes you desire. I look forward to meeting you.
I am accepting new clients. I assist Couples, Individuals, Teens and Families. See my website: fenntherapy.com. I provide emotional support, practical communication tools and emotional coping skills. Together, we create a treatment plan for positive change. Unresolved family issues, trauma, stress, couple conflicts, parenting challenges, life transitions and changes in your primary relationships can get you down. You deserve support and help to heal. I create a safe place for you to create the healthy changes you desire. I look forward to meeting you.
(360) 262-4318 View (360) 262-4318
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Julia E Eakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chimacum, WA 98325  (Online Only)
I love to work with older teens and adults from the comfort of your own home through telehealth. I offer a safe and trusting environment that is conducive to emotional and spiritual growth. You will find that we are partners in a journey of discovery; we'll explore ways to empower, encourage and support your expression of what's troubling you. I offer the opportunity to explore personal growth through mind, body, and spirit. As a therapist, I tend to be eclectic, humanistic, and enthusiastic about Journaling, Energy Healing, Mindful Self Compassion, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and CBT.
I love to work with older teens and adults from the comfort of your own home through telehealth. I offer a safe and trusting environment that is conducive to emotional and spiritual growth. You will find that we are partners in a journey of discovery; we'll explore ways to empower, encourage and support your expression of what's troubling you. I offer the opportunity to explore personal growth through mind, body, and spirit. As a therapist, I tend to be eclectic, humanistic, and enthusiastic about Journaling, Energy Healing, Mindful Self Compassion, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and CBT.
(360) 310-4136 View (360) 310-4136
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Toni Wilhelm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chimacum, WA 98325
I have 26 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have also acted as a Clinical Director in educational institutions and in corporate settings, supervising other therapists. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and life stage change. My style is open and relational .
I have 26 years experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have also acted as a Clinical Director in educational institutions and in corporate settings, supervising other therapists. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and life stage change. My style is open and relational .
(360) 919-0513 View (360) 919-0513
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Mark Saran
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Chimacum, WA 98325
My practice is currently full. I have worked intensively with adolescents, adults, and their families for over 30 years. I work with individuals and couples to address life transitions, relationship, parenting issues, women's empowerment, and challenges including depression and anxiety. Specific foci/areas of interest include family dynamics, adolescent rebellion, strategies for success in school, ADD diagnosis and treatment plans and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I spent two decades working with pregnant and parenting teens, and teaching childbirth education at my local hospital.
My practice is currently full. I have worked intensively with adolescents, adults, and their families for over 30 years. I work with individuals and couples to address life transitions, relationship, parenting issues, women's empowerment, and challenges including depression and anxiety. Specific foci/areas of interest include family dynamics, adolescent rebellion, strategies for success in school, ADD diagnosis and treatment plans and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I spent two decades working with pregnant and parenting teens, and teaching childbirth education at my local hospital.
(360) 382-4287 View (360) 382-4287
Photo of Toni Wilhelm, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chimacum, WA
Toni Wilhelm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chimacum, WA 98325
I am experienced in and enjoy working with individual, couples, families and children. Despite the sense of overwhelm, I believe that feeling stuck, anxious and unhappy is often an opportunity for growth and change. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, illness, aging and family problems are all part of life, and I feel fortunate in being able to help people through these issues.
I am experienced in and enjoy working with individual, couples, families and children. Despite the sense of overwhelm, I believe that feeling stuck, anxious and unhappy is often an opportunity for growth and change. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, illness, aging and family problems are all part of life, and I feel fortunate in being able to help people through these issues.
(360) 328-7181 View (360) 328-7181

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Fifth Wave
NLP, TLT, Hypnoth
Verified Verified
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
I created Fifth Wave as a collaborative effort that offers integrative therapeutic solutions for clients involving a combination of traditional psychological modalities such as CBT, DBT as well as NLP, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, Life Coaching, Breathwork and Somatic Therapy to offer a holistic approach to mental and physical wellness. Fifth Wave will utilize a multi-layered, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach for clients to achieve their desired goals.
I created Fifth Wave as a collaborative effort that offers integrative therapeutic solutions for clients involving a combination of traditional psychological modalities such as CBT, DBT as well as NLP, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, Life Coaching, Breathwork and Somatic Therapy to offer a holistic approach to mental and physical wellness. Fifth Wave will utilize a multi-layered, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach for clients to achieve their desired goals.
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Kelley Swanstrom
Counselor, MAC, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Port Townsend, WA 98368  (Online Only)
*Limited Spaces Available* Do you feel disappointed, drained of energy, or lonely? Have you recently faced a transition and are struggling to get your life back on a rewarding path? Do burdensome emotions or racing thoughts interrupt you throughout your day? Are you feeling disconnected or unsatisfied in your relationships? Do you wish you could live a calmer more connected life and still be true to yourself? Would you like to achieve more, grow more, and feel more alive? Depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief can cause ongoing pain that takes you to places you never meant to go.
*Limited Spaces Available* Do you feel disappointed, drained of energy, or lonely? Have you recently faced a transition and are struggling to get your life back on a rewarding path? Do burdensome emotions or racing thoughts interrupt you throughout your day? Are you feeling disconnected or unsatisfied in your relationships? Do you wish you could live a calmer more connected life and still be true to yourself? Would you like to achieve more, grow more, and feel more alive? Depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief can cause ongoing pain that takes you to places you never meant to go.
(360) 302-4969 View (360) 302-4969
Photo of David P Eekhoff, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chimacum, WA
David P Eekhoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368  (Online Only)
I bring over 20 years of experience to the Presbyterian Counseling Center. I offer a unique opportunity for people who come to me for counseling to become aware of issues about their relationships with others, and also develop a deeper awareness and appreciation of their world and their place in it...a spiritual search. When spirituality and hope meet, many say they experience a transformative change. No matter where you are in your journey, I offer you an experience in which you will be encouraged to take small steps that can make a huge difference. I welcome you to this journey...
I bring over 20 years of experience to the Presbyterian Counseling Center. I offer a unique opportunity for people who come to me for counseling to become aware of issues about their relationships with others, and also develop a deeper awareness and appreciation of their world and their place in it...a spiritual search. When spirituality and hope meet, many say they experience a transformative change. No matter where you are in your journey, I offer you an experience in which you will be encouraged to take small steps that can make a huge difference. I welcome you to this journey...
(360) 328-7354 View (360) 328-7354
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Carolyn Jeffress Johnston MA-Jungian Psychoanalyst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368
My approach as a Jungian analyst/psychotherapist is to facilitate foremost a trusting relationship offering a safe healing environment with my office in my home facing the Olympic National Park. Carl Jung stated: " It is the privilege of a lifetime to become who you truly are." Most people come to therapy seeking relief from depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and relationship/family concerns. The clinical process is to identify your unique ways of coping and healing through these life concerns/traumas that occur for most of us at some point. My primary focus is Psychoanalysis/ Psychodynamic and Family Systems therapy.
My approach as a Jungian analyst/psychotherapist is to facilitate foremost a trusting relationship offering a safe healing environment with my office in my home facing the Olympic National Park. Carl Jung stated: " It is the privilege of a lifetime to become who you truly are." Most people come to therapy seeking relief from depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and relationship/family concerns. The clinical process is to identify your unique ways of coping and healing through these life concerns/traumas that occur for most of us at some point. My primary focus is Psychoanalysis/ Psychodynamic and Family Systems therapy.
(360) 362-8514 View (360) 362-8514
Photo of Gregory Vaughn DeKlever, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chimacum, WA
Gregory Vaughn DeKlever
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368  (Online Only)
Thank you for reaching out for help. I want to provide a safe space for you to express uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, and explore your well intentioned motivations and find some peace of mind.
Thank you for reaching out for help. I want to provide a safe space for you to express uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, and explore your well intentioned motivations and find some peace of mind.
(206) 565-1815 View (206) 565-1815
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Kenneth Roy Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I believe in being genuine, respectful and empathetic. For a therapeutic relationship to develop, clients need to feel seen and understood. I strive to help my clients understand their own emotions, cope with difficult feelings, improve their relationships with themselves and the people they care about. Years ago, as a beginning therapist, I was influenced by research showing that the critical therapeutic element in psychotherapy, regardless of the discipline, was the relationship between the therapist and the client. Contemporary research confirms the importance of relationship in fostering therapeutic change.
As a therapist, I believe in being genuine, respectful and empathetic. For a therapeutic relationship to develop, clients need to feel seen and understood. I strive to help my clients understand their own emotions, cope with difficult feelings, improve their relationships with themselves and the people they care about. Years ago, as a beginning therapist, I was influenced by research showing that the critical therapeutic element in psychotherapy, regardless of the discipline, was the relationship between the therapist and the client. Contemporary research confirms the importance of relationship in fostering therapeutic change.
(360) 467-8103 View (360) 467-8103
Photo of Craig Isenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chimacum, WA
Craig Isenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address issues ranging from relational conflict to the broad spectrum of mental health. Through an eclectic approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems-based modalities, I explore current problems within the social, cultural, and environmental context of life experiences and the impact these experiences have on both physical and mental health. I often approach the presenting issue as a symptom and endeavor to assist clients in developing an understanding of the function that problem serves and how to achieve that same function with more desired outcomes.
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address issues ranging from relational conflict to the broad spectrum of mental health. Through an eclectic approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems-based modalities, I explore current problems within the social, cultural, and environmental context of life experiences and the impact these experiences have on both physical and mental health. I often approach the presenting issue as a symptom and endeavor to assist clients in developing an understanding of the function that problem serves and how to achieve that same function with more desired outcomes.
(360) 301-7066 View (360) 301-7066
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Chimacum, WA
Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368
In my 40 years as a psychologist my goal has been to provide the safe nurturing environment that creates a productive client/therapist relationship. I have never forgotten my early experiences in seeking help from a therapist, wondering what it would be like, and if it would really help. I appreciated the understanding and insight I received then, and throughout my life, sometimes with my husband, I have found different kinds of therapy that were helpful to me and to my clients.
In my 40 years as a psychologist my goal has been to provide the safe nurturing environment that creates a productive client/therapist relationship. I have never forgotten my early experiences in seeking help from a therapist, wondering what it would be like, and if it would really help. I appreciated the understanding and insight I received then, and throughout my life, sometimes with my husband, I have found different kinds of therapy that were helpful to me and to my clients.
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Photo of Edward Mosshart, Counselor in Chimacum, WA
Edward Mosshart
Counselor, LMHC, CDP
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Consider this an open invitation, to join together in authentic dialogue, to get real. I offer you the confidence of my experience, and the warmth of my compassion, my courage and my strength as an ally. I offer honesty, simplicity and safety. I encourage you to stand tall, and to claim and truly own this life, to direct this journey, to master your particular (or peculiar) style, and to express the beauty of a life that you desire.
Consider this an open invitation, to join together in authentic dialogue, to get real. I offer you the confidence of my experience, and the warmth of my compassion, my courage and my strength as an ally. I offer honesty, simplicity and safety. I encourage you to stand tall, and to claim and truly own this life, to direct this journey, to master your particular (or peculiar) style, and to express the beauty of a life that you desire.
(206) 299-1722 View (206) 299-1722
Photo of Paige Jones, Counselor in Chimacum, WA
Paige Jones
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Townsend, WA 98368
You may be seeking change, healing, or understanding as you exist in the relationships and situations around you. Whatever your reasons may be, my hope is to provide a safe space for transformation to occur. I work within the context of relationship, believing they are what shape us, harm us, and ultimately heal us. Therefore we will work together as we explore opportunities for you to step further into your own voice and longings, finding freedom from anxiety, stress, depression, and fear. Making the decision to enter therapy is admirable. I look forward to meeting you wherever you may be.
You may be seeking change, healing, or understanding as you exist in the relationships and situations around you. Whatever your reasons may be, my hope is to provide a safe space for transformation to occur. I work within the context of relationship, believing they are what shape us, harm us, and ultimately heal us. Therefore we will work together as we explore opportunities for you to step further into your own voice and longings, finding freedom from anxiety, stress, depression, and fear. Making the decision to enter therapy is admirable. I look forward to meeting you wherever you may be.
(206) 565-1714 View (206) 565-1714
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Claire Maria Chambers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Life is a meaning-filled adventure. But encountering meaningful change can be painful as often as it can be joyful. Each one of us struggles to find integration between challenging problems and fulfilment. Each one of us also holds the tools for our own healing. Your unique story is about learning to be fully you in the reality of this living, breathing world. You can choose to become more interconnected, more fully alive, and more free. With a background in theatre, drama, and literature, I work with children, teens, and adults to uncover creative potential in our own healing, strengthen relationships, and discover our stories.
Life is a meaning-filled adventure. But encountering meaningful change can be painful as often as it can be joyful. Each one of us struggles to find integration between challenging problems and fulfilment. Each one of us also holds the tools for our own healing. Your unique story is about learning to be fully you in the reality of this living, breathing world. You can choose to become more interconnected, more fully alive, and more free. With a background in theatre, drama, and literature, I work with children, teens, and adults to uncover creative potential in our own healing, strengthen relationships, and discover our stories.
(360) 854-3302 View (360) 854-3302

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Number of Therapists in Chimacum, WA

< 10

Therapists in Chimacum, WA who prioritize treating:

89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Divorce
89% Coping Skills
89% Self Esteem
78% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Premera
83% Regence
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Chimacum, WA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chimacum?

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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.