Therapists in Puyallup, WA

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Mauricio Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98374  (Online Only)
I’ve counseled people in some form or fashion for most of my life. When I was younger, friends came to me with their problems and left our conversation feeling better. Seeing the change in them was moving and made me realize I wanted to do this professionally. However, my journey to becoming a therapist was an unusual one. I was a monk for more than a decade and worked abroad. During that time, I gained a deeper understanding of the human experience and struggle. It shaped me as a therapist and has since helped me identify people’s deeper issues as well as give concrete and practical advice.
I’ve counseled people in some form or fashion for most of my life. When I was younger, friends came to me with their problems and left our conversation feeling better. Seeing the change in them was moving and made me realize I wanted to do this professionally. However, my journey to becoming a therapist was an unusual one. I was a monk for more than a decade and worked abroad. During that time, I gained a deeper understanding of the human experience and struggle. It shaped me as a therapist and has since helped me identify people’s deeper issues as well as give concrete and practical advice.
(253) 387-1175 View (253) 387-1175
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Joshua Gates, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98374
Not accepting new clients
Are you having difficulty coping with stress or life transition? Are your relationships with your significant other, family, or coworkers less than desirable? Maybe you feel depressed or anxious. Life can be difficult at times without help from someone else. I have 15 years of experience in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Let me help you discover your strengths and get things back on track.
Are you having difficulty coping with stress or life transition? Are your relationships with your significant other, family, or coworkers less than desirable? Maybe you feel depressed or anxious. Life can be difficult at times without help from someone else. I have 15 years of experience in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Let me help you discover your strengths and get things back on track.
(253) 215-4139 View (253) 215-4139
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Live Life Healed, PLLC - Tabitha Kuria
Counselor, EdS, CMHS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98373  (Online Only)
To say that life is hard is an understatement; what a time to be alive and to be human! Life has an interesting way of "just" happening when we least expect it. Everyone has a story or a burden to bear, some heavier than others. Regardless, seeking a therapist midst those things can add another layer of hardness or stress. My goal as your therapist is to help you find healing. Whether I am the right fit or not, you will leave our consultation one or two ways; ready to dive in together and do the work or help with finding the right therapist.
To say that life is hard is an understatement; what a time to be alive and to be human! Life has an interesting way of "just" happening when we least expect it. Everyone has a story or a burden to bear, some heavier than others. Regardless, seeking a therapist midst those things can add another layer of hardness or stress. My goal as your therapist is to help you find healing. Whether I am the right fit or not, you will leave our consultation one or two ways; ready to dive in together and do the work or help with finding the right therapist.
(253) 867-8475 View (253) 867-8475
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Resolve & Recover Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , SUDP, MHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373
Not accepting new clients
I am certified in trauma and complex trauma related disorders. My focus in therapy is to start where you are and identify what brings you to therapy. We will create a treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. I understand that working through trauma and recovery can be complex and challenging for many, but I believe in recovery using the mind body and spirit so you can fully heal and become the best version of yourself that you can be.
I am certified in trauma and complex trauma related disorders. My focus in therapy is to start where you are and identify what brings you to therapy. We will create a treatment plan specific to your needs and goals. I understand that working through trauma and recovery can be complex and challenging for many, but I believe in recovery using the mind body and spirit so you can fully heal and become the best version of yourself that you can be.
(253) 785-0688 View (253) 785-0688
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Tabatha Fairbanks
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98373  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Tabatha. I'm going to be real with you, I am an odd duck. I don't say that in a self-deprecating way. I feel like sometimes what others need from therapy is not only someone who can be serious, but can be silly when you need a good laugh in-between all the trauma talk and hard times. I choose my practice name of Mountains and Molehills not only to have a little fun with it, but to also share that no matter the problem, big or small, it matters. I currently tend to work with clients ages from 18 years and older who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, and life transitions.
Hi! I'm Tabatha. I'm going to be real with you, I am an odd duck. I don't say that in a self-deprecating way. I feel like sometimes what others need from therapy is not only someone who can be serious, but can be silly when you need a good laugh in-between all the trauma talk and hard times. I choose my practice name of Mountains and Molehills not only to have a little fun with it, but to also share that no matter the problem, big or small, it matters. I currently tend to work with clients ages from 18 years and older who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, and life transitions.
(253) 528-9038 View (253) 528-9038
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Kassandrea E Manuele
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
In a world that can often feel heavy with forces pushing and pulling us downward in so many directions it can feel all too easy to lose track of your true self. Feeling confused and asking how did I get here? Or why me? Or, I just want to get back to myself, but I don’t even know who I am anymore. You are not alone and there is a way. I work with individuals who struggle with these same questions. Questions that arise from the struggles with trauma, anxiety, depression, attention, autism, and others. My counseling services focus on addressing the integrated person.
In a world that can often feel heavy with forces pushing and pulling us downward in so many directions it can feel all too easy to lose track of your true self. Feeling confused and asking how did I get here? Or why me? Or, I just want to get back to myself, but I don’t even know who I am anymore. You are not alone and there is a way. I work with individuals who struggle with these same questions. Questions that arise from the struggles with trauma, anxiety, depression, attention, autism, and others. My counseling services focus on addressing the integrated person.
(253) 900-2430 View (253) 900-2430
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HorizonView Health
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98371
Counseling is a brave and wonderful step and finding a positive therapeutic relationship without judgement is necessary for change and growth. Our counselors believe in a client centered, strength-based approach. They have training and experience in several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused treatment and are experienced in the emotional, physical, and spiritual impacts of trauma.
Counseling is a brave and wonderful step and finding a positive therapeutic relationship without judgement is necessary for change and growth. Our counselors believe in a client centered, strength-based approach. They have training and experience in several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused treatment and are experienced in the emotional, physical, and spiritual impacts of trauma.
(253) 331-2547 View (253) 331-2547
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Cara McCartney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373
Our mission at Achieving Balance Counseling is to foster an environment that empowers an individual or family’s ability to resolve, change and achieve balance in order to attain happiness, hope and harmony in life.
Our mission at Achieving Balance Counseling is to foster an environment that empowers an individual or family’s ability to resolve, change and achieve balance in order to attain happiness, hope and harmony in life.
(253) 523-3012 View (253) 523-3012
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John Carlsen
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98373
You're someone who is looking to find just the right fit in a counselor. Maybe you are experiencing grief, or having difficulty adjusting to life changes. Perhaps you have a general sense of dissatisfaction with life, or have specific things you want to work through. Or, maybe you're feeling trapped by anxiety, or past trauma, and you want to feel a sense of hope; to be seen, heard, and understood. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy, and the things you may want to work on are important and unique.
You're someone who is looking to find just the right fit in a counselor. Maybe you are experiencing grief, or having difficulty adjusting to life changes. Perhaps you have a general sense of dissatisfaction with life, or have specific things you want to work through. Or, maybe you're feeling trapped by anxiety, or past trauma, and you want to feel a sense of hope; to be seen, heard, and understood. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy, and the things you may want to work on are important and unique.
(253) 201-0431 View (253) 201-0431
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Julie L Pavlicek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MHP, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98372
Life is a journey. We follow a path and sometimes there are things that get in the way, and we start to feel stuck in old patterns/habits, picking unhealthy relationships, and/or we just can't understand why we are unhappy, especially when we have done all the 'right' things. Talking about where we want to go with a therapist and finding different ways to challenge and change those old coping mechanisms and learn to get 'unstuck', with CBT, DBT, and/or EMDR can be helpful. I enjoy working with people to process trauma, tackle anxiety issues, and navigate relationships.
Life is a journey. We follow a path and sometimes there are things that get in the way, and we start to feel stuck in old patterns/habits, picking unhealthy relationships, and/or we just can't understand why we are unhappy, especially when we have done all the 'right' things. Talking about where we want to go with a therapist and finding different ways to challenge and change those old coping mechanisms and learn to get 'unstuck', with CBT, DBT, and/or EMDR can be helpful. I enjoy working with people to process trauma, tackle anxiety issues, and navigate relationships.
(602) 767-2630 View (602) 767-2630
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Yvonne Le
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98374  (Online Only)
Pull up a bean bag chair, grab your favorite fidget, and let's talk. Maybe you describe your life as "a lot," and struggle to find the spoons to get all your stuff done as well as make meaningful change. Maybe anxiety takes up so much space in your day that it leaves little room for the things you want. Maybe your story includes trauma, and that burden is getting so heavy, it hurts. You want to pursue fulfillment, satisfaction, meaning, and peace in your world. If any of these or other painful places in your heart are true, I would love to get a chance to walk alongside you and find what you're looking for together.
Pull up a bean bag chair, grab your favorite fidget, and let's talk. Maybe you describe your life as "a lot," and struggle to find the spoons to get all your stuff done as well as make meaningful change. Maybe anxiety takes up so much space in your day that it leaves little room for the things you want. Maybe your story includes trauma, and that burden is getting so heavy, it hurts. You want to pursue fulfillment, satisfaction, meaning, and peace in your world. If any of these or other painful places in your heart are true, I would love to get a chance to walk alongside you and find what you're looking for together.
(425) 243-7203 View (425) 243-7203
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Gamsa Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98371  (Online Only)
You need to feel like you can be fully yourself. To be able to set boundaries, thrive, and be healthy in your relationships. Therapy is for someone like you - a regular person, struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder... who sometimes doesn’t like how you feel about yourself or your relationships. Given the social pressures and systemic influences in your life, these feelings become more complex and painful with time. You don’t need someone to solve everything, fix you, or expect you to be happy, but you long to be authentic and vulnerable with yourself and for others to feel they can be the same with you.
You need to feel like you can be fully yourself. To be able to set boundaries, thrive, and be healthy in your relationships. Therapy is for someone like you - a regular person, struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder... who sometimes doesn’t like how you feel about yourself or your relationships. Given the social pressures and systemic influences in your life, these feelings become more complex and painful with time. You don’t need someone to solve everything, fix you, or expect you to be happy, but you long to be authentic and vulnerable with yourself and for others to feel they can be the same with you.
(253) 242-9957 View (253) 242-9957
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Katie Kimball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98371
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I specialize in providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing challenges in the various domains of their life. This may include concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, adjustment, parent/child dynamics and school. I believe that it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your life. My hope is that through the collaborative therapeutic process we can identify and utilize your inner strengths and resources to gain deeper insight and awareness into self and others.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I specialize in providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing challenges in the various domains of their life. This may include concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, adjustment, parent/child dynamics and school. I believe that it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your life. My hope is that through the collaborative therapeutic process we can identify and utilize your inner strengths and resources to gain deeper insight and awareness into self and others.
(253) 600-2161 View (253) 600-2161
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Emily Vannoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373
Dealing with issues on your own can be difficult. Coming to therapy, creating goals, and making a plan to help achieve them is a rewarding experience that someone doesn't have to do alone. Whether the issue is trauma based or just dealing with everyday life, no goal is too big to achieve.
Dealing with issues on your own can be difficult. Coming to therapy, creating goals, and making a plan to help achieve them is a rewarding experience that someone doesn't have to do alone. Whether the issue is trauma based or just dealing with everyday life, no goal is too big to achieve.
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Karen A Burdick
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98374  (Online Only)
Welcome to Thrive Counseling. I am here to offer a place for healing and restored hope: A place to Thrive! Because of some of my most challenging experiences as a child, an adult, wife and mother, in addition to my experience in ministry leadership, I pursued counseling as a career. My goal as a therapist is to give you the room to grow and find the courage for change. Together, we can work to find the skills needed for a new and exciting therapeutic transformation.
Welcome to Thrive Counseling. I am here to offer a place for healing and restored hope: A place to Thrive! Because of some of my most challenging experiences as a child, an adult, wife and mother, in addition to my experience in ministry leadership, I pursued counseling as a career. My goal as a therapist is to give you the room to grow and find the courage for change. Together, we can work to find the skills needed for a new and exciting therapeutic transformation.
(253) 263-1113 View (253) 263-1113
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Brittney Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98372
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead the life you want. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead the life you want. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(206) 743-9987 View (206) 743-9987
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Kristin Carlson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98371
Not accepting new clients
Ever feel like you just needed someone to talk to, but not sure where to turn? Life can be hard and everyone can stumble along the way or experience roadblocks. Fortunately, therapy can help get you back on the path that works best for you and help to remove those roadblocks. Whether you feel like you just need someone to talk to or you are experiencing a major roadblock, I'm here to help. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, infertility, prenatal/pregnancy and postpartum related issues.
Ever feel like you just needed someone to talk to, but not sure where to turn? Life can be hard and everyone can stumble along the way or experience roadblocks. Fortunately, therapy can help get you back on the path that works best for you and help to remove those roadblocks. Whether you feel like you just need someone to talk to or you are experiencing a major roadblock, I'm here to help. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, infertility, prenatal/pregnancy and postpartum related issues.
(253) 785-6458 View (253) 785-6458
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Jessica Grout
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHS, EMMHS
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98373  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! Serving BIPOC and multiracial individuals, couples and families in WA and OR. Our mission is to address the gap of specialty in working with those whose backgrounds and identities originate from multiple cultures, countries, etc. and embrace the nuance our stories bring that is often not captured by traditional cultural competency. The balance between the multiple important parts of ourselves takes on new meanings in the context of our relationships- especially with our partners and families-both the ones we came from and the ones we are now building.
Currently accepting new clients! Serving BIPOC and multiracial individuals, couples and families in WA and OR. Our mission is to address the gap of specialty in working with those whose backgrounds and identities originate from multiple cultures, countries, etc. and embrace the nuance our stories bring that is often not captured by traditional cultural competency. The balance between the multiple important parts of ourselves takes on new meanings in the context of our relationships- especially with our partners and families-both the ones we came from and the ones we are now building.
(253) 366-8074 View (253) 366-8074
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Akuffo Therapy PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98374  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you wanting to understand who you are and your purpose in life? Looking to reach your fullest potential? If issues like being sad, nervous and feeling bad about yourself are getting in the way of your healing, then you are in the right place! You might be looking to grow your life skills and explore new ways of interpreting the world around you and I am here to support you every step of the way. My clients get to experience a therapist who views them in their entirety - ethnicity, identity and culture, as we explore how their life experiences are impacting them today.
Are you wanting to understand who you are and your purpose in life? Looking to reach your fullest potential? If issues like being sad, nervous and feeling bad about yourself are getting in the way of your healing, then you are in the right place! You might be looking to grow your life skills and explore new ways of interpreting the world around you and I am here to support you every step of the way. My clients get to experience a therapist who views them in their entirety - ethnicity, identity and culture, as we explore how their life experiences are impacting them today.
(253) 461-1587 View (253) 461-1587
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Angela Edwards
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98373  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” - Matt Haig. So very often, we find ourselves facing the word "should". Who I "should" be, where in life I "should" be, what I "should" be able to do. Whether you are just learning who you are for the first time, or are in a place of transition in your life, the process can be very difficult and can often leave us feeling isolated, alone, misunderstood, and in the need of support.
“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” - Matt Haig. So very often, we find ourselves facing the word "should". Who I "should" be, where in life I "should" be, what I "should" be able to do. Whether you are just learning who you are for the first time, or are in a place of transition in your life, the process can be very difficult and can often leave us feeling isolated, alone, misunderstood, and in the need of support.
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Number of Therapists in Puyallup, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Puyallup, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Premera
73% Regence
72% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in Puyallup, WA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Puyallup?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.