Therapists in King County, WA

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Photo of Kelley Nay, Counselor in King County, WA
Kelley Nay
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sammamish, WA 98074  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, academic challenges, parenting, relationship challenges, ADHD, grief, eating disorders, and trauma. I love helping people better understand themselves, get unstuck from whatever is holding them back, and create plans for their future that align with their interests, passions, and values. I am passionate about supporting adolescents, young adults, and parents as they strive to be their best selves. I use an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples work through relationship problems and create emotional closeness.
I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, academic challenges, parenting, relationship challenges, ADHD, grief, eating disorders, and trauma. I love helping people better understand themselves, get unstuck from whatever is holding them back, and create plans for their future that align with their interests, passions, and values. I am passionate about supporting adolescents, young adults, and parents as they strive to be their best selves. I use an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples work through relationship problems and create emotional closeness.
(425) 215-1205 View (425) 215-1205
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Casey Jordan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Not currently accepting new clients. I work with adults and teens in the state of Washington and focus on issues of depression, anxiety, complex trauma and abuse, church/cult related trauma, LGBTQ+ concerns, relationship difficulties, and more. In therapy, we will tend to the parts of your story that feel troublesome and work toward a deepening experience of freedom, connection, and joy. We will explore the nature of your individual concerns within the context of your narrative, which may include important relationships, your past experiences, and the societal systems that have impacted you.
Not currently accepting new clients. I work with adults and teens in the state of Washington and focus on issues of depression, anxiety, complex trauma and abuse, church/cult related trauma, LGBTQ+ concerns, relationship difficulties, and more. In therapy, we will tend to the parts of your story that feel troublesome and work toward a deepening experience of freedom, connection, and joy. We will explore the nature of your individual concerns within the context of your narrative, which may include important relationships, your past experiences, and the societal systems that have impacted you.
(206) 222-1852 View (206) 222-1852
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Aqssa Chaudhry
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MS, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
Your subconscious wiring is creating your current life. Let us gently rewire and recode. You may feel trapped in your own mind or feeling stuck. The therapeutic relationship between a client and a therapist allows for authentic, honest communication that can feel like a breath of fresh air after going through life telling people we are “fine” when we aren't. We all have a complex and emotional story to tell. I want to help you align with your true desires and values so that you can create the life you want. You get to have abundance, ease, grace, and peace.
Your subconscious wiring is creating your current life. Let us gently rewire and recode. You may feel trapped in your own mind or feeling stuck. The therapeutic relationship between a client and a therapist allows for authentic, honest communication that can feel like a breath of fresh air after going through life telling people we are “fine” when we aren't. We all have a complex and emotional story to tell. I want to help you align with your true desires and values so that you can create the life you want. You get to have abundance, ease, grace, and peace.
(206) 208-9677 View (206) 208-9677
Photo of Sarah Lynne Poole, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in King County, WA
Sarah Lynne Poole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSWAIC, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
Looking for a therapist is a huge step, I am so glad you are here! Are you struggling with with body-image, sexuality, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, PTSD or self-harm? Are you and your partner challenged with with desire discrepancy, communication, intimacy, sexuality or connection? Regardless of what you want to work on in therapy, I treat my clients with respect, compassion, and empathy. In session you can expect active and reflective listening, compassionate curiosity and authentic observations. Depending on your needs, I will offer psychoeducation and coping tools to support our work together.
Looking for a therapist is a huge step, I am so glad you are here! Are you struggling with with body-image, sexuality, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, PTSD or self-harm? Are you and your partner challenged with with desire discrepancy, communication, intimacy, sexuality or connection? Regardless of what you want to work on in therapy, I treat my clients with respect, compassion, and empathy. In session you can expect active and reflective listening, compassionate curiosity and authentic observations. Depending on your needs, I will offer psychoeducation and coping tools to support our work together.
(206) 590-5557 View (206) 590-5557
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Joseph David Williams
Social Worker Associate, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I work with individuals aged 13 and up who are struggling with anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, chronic health conditions, grief and loss, and suicidality. I seek to help people who are dealing with these issues create a place of peace and safety within themselves so that they might learn to love life and endure loss.
I work with individuals aged 13 and up who are struggling with anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, chronic health conditions, grief and loss, and suicidality. I seek to help people who are dealing with these issues create a place of peace and safety within themselves so that they might learn to love life and endure loss.
(206) 496-0687 View (206) 496-0687
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Aaren Connors
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping others find meaningful, authentic ways of connecting in their relationships and communities. Those I work with tend to feel a lack of connection in their life, whether from isolation or ways of connecting that aren’t authentic or free in expression. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we get to recontextualize our experiences through truthful and empowering reframes. This includes curiosity in how your identity and lived experience has shaped your worldview. I am professionally and personally passionate about geek and gaming culture and am comfortable weaving this into therapy when appropriate.
I enjoy helping others find meaningful, authentic ways of connecting in their relationships and communities. Those I work with tend to feel a lack of connection in their life, whether from isolation or ways of connecting that aren’t authentic or free in expression. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which we get to recontextualize our experiences through truthful and empowering reframes. This includes curiosity in how your identity and lived experience has shaped your worldview. I am professionally and personally passionate about geek and gaming culture and am comfortable weaving this into therapy when appropriate.
(360) 276-6167 View (360) 276-6167
Photo of Melanie E Mitchell, Psychologist in King County, WA
Melanie E Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
"I work with adults, adolescents, couples and children experiencing difficulty in a wide range of issues. I specialize in working with trauma, grief/loss, emerging adults (ages 15-25) and couples. Areas of interest are depression, anxiety, eating issues, women's issues, parenting support and life transitions. In my work with couples I utilize the work of John Gottman, Ph.D., an empirically-based approach emphasizing marital friendship, intimacy and respect to create a lasting marital foundation. My approach is warm, collaborative and interactive with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and a focus on your strengths and resiliencies."
"I work with adults, adolescents, couples and children experiencing difficulty in a wide range of issues. I specialize in working with trauma, grief/loss, emerging adults (ages 15-25) and couples. Areas of interest are depression, anxiety, eating issues, women's issues, parenting support and life transitions. In my work with couples I utilize the work of John Gottman, Ph.D., an empirically-based approach emphasizing marital friendship, intimacy and respect to create a lasting marital foundation. My approach is warm, collaborative and interactive with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and a focus on your strengths and resiliencies."
(425) 318-7501 View (425) 318-7501
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Nancy Bell
Counselor, MC, NCC, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98004
I have been working with individuals and couples since 1978. I love what I do and I believe my clients know it. I also believe they feel the respect I have for them. I know it takes courage to ask for help, especially when feeling vulnerable. All of us, at some point, experience painful life circumstances or relationship difficulties--usually accompanied by symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. At times we know our lives are not what they could be, but in spite of all our best efforts we may feel stuck.
I have been working with individuals and couples since 1978. I love what I do and I believe my clients know it. I also believe they feel the respect I have for them. I know it takes courage to ask for help, especially when feeling vulnerable. All of us, at some point, experience painful life circumstances or relationship difficulties--usually accompanied by symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. At times we know our lives are not what they could be, but in spite of all our best efforts we may feel stuck.
(425) 453-1583 View (425) 453-1583
Photo of Familias United Counseling Services PLLC, Counselor in King County, WA
Familias United Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMMHS, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! ¡Aceptando NUEVO clientes! Please give us a call/Por favor llámenos - 253-256-2492 Are you feeling lonely? Are you experiencing burnout? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgment? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, and it's impacting your ability to focus? Are you feeling high levels of anxiety and feeling stuck? Are you in a difficult situation and unsure of what to do? Are you struggling to make friends and experiencing anxiety in social settings? Then you are at the right place!
Accepting NEW clients! ¡Aceptando NUEVO clientes! Please give us a call/Por favor llámenos - 253-256-2492 Are you feeling lonely? Are you experiencing burnout? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgment? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, and it's impacting your ability to focus? Are you feeling high levels of anxiety and feeling stuck? Are you in a difficult situation and unsure of what to do? Are you struggling to make friends and experiencing anxiety in social settings? Then you are at the right place!
(206) 984-9616 View (206) 984-9616
Photo of Katie Sedgwick, Counselor in King County, WA
Katie Sedgwick
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
The decision to start therapy takes courage. It takes a willingness to walk toward your suffering and reclaim the parts of yourself that have been diminished, shamed, and cast aside. I believe that our suffering has meaning and can be the key to deep transformation and growth. If you are called to walk through the doorway of your struggles and find what gifts and insights are waiting on the other side, I can help you on that journey. ​ Our work will go beyond symptom management, into the deep inner territory of self-knowledge and self-actualization.
(206) 792-3267 View (206) 792-3267
Photo of Phoenix (Yanjin) Li, Mental Health Counselor in King County, WA
Phoenix (Yanjin) Li
Mental Health Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98004
Do you feel lost in life, not knowing what you want or who you want to be? And you hope to find joy and peace in just being yourself. Do you feel trapped in the past, the pain is overwhelming sometimes and you feel you are still back there, not here. And you want to leave the past behind and move forward. Are you a natural care taker for others but have a hard time caring for your own needs? And you hope to receive love and support without feeling guilty? If any of these is your story, I may be a good fit for you.
Do you feel lost in life, not knowing what you want or who you want to be? And you hope to find joy and peace in just being yourself. Do you feel trapped in the past, the pain is overwhelming sometimes and you feel you are still back there, not here. And you want to leave the past behind and move forward. Are you a natural care taker for others but have a hard time caring for your own needs? And you hope to receive love and support without feeling guilty? If any of these is your story, I may be a good fit for you.
(425) 230-6573 View (425) 230-6573
Photo of Monica Choi, Marriage & Family Therapist in King County, WA
Monica Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(206) 222-1601 View (206) 222-1601
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Jennifer Winter Bernert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
(206) 922-4646 View (206) 922-4646
Photo of Sarah Crane O'Neill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in King County, WA
Sarah Crane O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98122
Not accepting new clients
Spring 2024 Update: I am not accepting new clients. I walk with individuals through periods of stress or change in their lives and relationships, whether they feel overwhelmed, stuck in negative patterns, or simply wanting to explore and grow. I have a warm, down-to-earth style. I listen closely, tune in to your state and non-verbal messages, ask guiding questions, and offer compassionate and gentle but candid observations for us to explore together. I believe you have great strengths which I will seek out and help you develop.
Spring 2024 Update: I am not accepting new clients. I walk with individuals through periods of stress or change in their lives and relationships, whether they feel overwhelmed, stuck in negative patterns, or simply wanting to explore and grow. I have a warm, down-to-earth style. I listen closely, tune in to your state and non-verbal messages, ask guiding questions, and offer compassionate and gentle but candid observations for us to explore together. I believe you have great strengths which I will seek out and help you develop.
(425) 657-3148 View (425) 657-3148
Photo of Byron Vannoy, Counselor in King County, WA
Byron Vannoy
Counselor, MA, MFA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Woodinville, WA 98072
Not accepting new clients
If you keep breaking promises to yourself and others about stopping your compulsive sexual behaviors, I can help. You may feel out of control and can't stop engaging in sexual behaviors that are ruining your relationship and causing overwhelming feelings of shame. I can help you stop the destructive cycle, give you healthier ways to cope, and get your life and relationship back. I will teach you how to be open and authentic and genuinely connect with others. Together, we'll work through what led to these problematic behaviors, address your pain, and find ways to let it go.
If you keep breaking promises to yourself and others about stopping your compulsive sexual behaviors, I can help. You may feel out of control and can't stop engaging in sexual behaviors that are ruining your relationship and causing overwhelming feelings of shame. I can help you stop the destructive cycle, give you healthier ways to cope, and get your life and relationship back. I will teach you how to be open and authentic and genuinely connect with others. Together, we'll work through what led to these problematic behaviors, address your pain, and find ways to let it go.
(425) 264-8765 View (425) 264-8765
Photo of Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in King County, WA
Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Federal Way, WA 98023  (Online Only)
Do you want to improve communication and understanding, work through past hurts such as infidelity, rebuild trust or increase intimacy? I am committed to helping people connect, heal and build mutually respectful, loving relationships. I work from a relational-experiential perspective which gives each person room to voice their desires and needs while learning to engage in new patterns and ways of being together. I enjoy working with people in any stage of relationship and I am committed to working together to help you reach your goals.
Do you want to improve communication and understanding, work through past hurts such as infidelity, rebuild trust or increase intimacy? I am committed to helping people connect, heal and build mutually respectful, loving relationships. I work from a relational-experiential perspective which gives each person room to voice their desires and needs while learning to engage in new patterns and ways of being together. I enjoy working with people in any stage of relationship and I am committed to working together to help you reach your goals.
(253) 655-0633 View (253) 655-0633
Photo of Melanie Liperi, Marriage & Family Therapist in King County, WA
Melanie Liperi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Redmond, WA 98052
I find it a joy and a privilege to help you face difficult life challenges and improve the quality of your relationships. I believe the client-therapist relationship is a critical component of the therapeutic process. It is my priority to offer a warm and welcoming space for you to feel validated and empowered. Together, we will identify personal strengths, increase self-worth, explore family behavioral patterns and barriers to healthy relationships. I believe you already have the tools you need for change and personal growth. It takes a safe space to release emotional weight and begin to see life from a new perspective.
I find it a joy and a privilege to help you face difficult life challenges and improve the quality of your relationships. I believe the client-therapist relationship is a critical component of the therapeutic process. It is my priority to offer a warm and welcoming space for you to feel validated and empowered. Together, we will identify personal strengths, increase self-worth, explore family behavioral patterns and barriers to healthy relationships. I believe you already have the tools you need for change and personal growth. It takes a safe space to release emotional weight and begin to see life from a new perspective.
(425) 642-1223 View (425) 642-1223
Photo of Jenna Flagg, Psychologist in King County, WA
Jenna Flagg
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field. I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship issues. Through treatment my clients will build an increased sense of self as well as gain new skills to navigate the challenges we all face in life. I work to find the balance between being compassionate and empathetic and giving that gentle nudge needed to move toward change. Therapy should be a collaborative process and look forward working together to make change. Please check out my website to learn more about me and my practice.
Accepting New Clients! I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field. I help adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and relationship issues. Through treatment my clients will build an increased sense of self as well as gain new skills to navigate the challenges we all face in life. I work to find the balance between being compassionate and empathetic and giving that gentle nudge needed to move toward change. Therapy should be a collaborative process and look forward working together to make change. Please check out my website to learn more about me and my practice.
(425) 385-9018 View (425) 385-9018
Photo of Anna Weinrank Psy D., Counselor in King County, WA
Anna Weinrank Psy D.
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bothell, WA 98011  (Online Only)
I am most skilled at working through trauma and helping clients understand why they have the issues they do. I can help you identify the real source of your issues, so you can begin to transform your life.
I am most skilled at working through trauma and helping clients understand why they have the issues they do. I can help you identify the real source of your issues, so you can begin to transform your life.
(425) 441-3023 View (425) 441-3023
Photo of Lashon D. Watson, Mental Health Counselor in King County, WA
Lashon D. Watson
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Lashon specializes within the areas of anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Lashon believes that our family and social interactions have influence as we fall into unhealthy and sometimes very comfortable patterns. Exploring your communication style and how you create relationships, Lashon will help to identify the areas where you feel stuck to begin the change process for an improved quality of living. A client who understands and participates in their care, works in partnership to hopefully achieve their desired outcome(s).
Lashon specializes within the areas of anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Lashon believes that our family and social interactions have influence as we fall into unhealthy and sometimes very comfortable patterns. Exploring your communication style and how you create relationships, Lashon will help to identify the areas where you feel stuck to begin the change process for an improved quality of living. A client who understands and participates in their care, works in partnership to hopefully achieve their desired outcome(s).
(425) 441-3492 View (425) 441-3492

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in King County, WA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in King County, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Premera
56% Aetna
52% Regence

How Therapists in King County, WA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in King County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.