Therapists in Kaukauna, WI

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Holly Doughty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Hello! I am Holly Doughty, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a EMDR and DBT therapist. I am accepting new patients (adults, teens, kids). I have recently opened a new location in Kaukauna. Are you struggling with anxiety? Worried about others and what they are thinking? Asking yourself "what if" a lot? Are you feeling triggered by others? Questioning your relationships? Is someone in your life causing you distress in a relationship? Are you struggling but don't know what is causing it. I can help you and you are in the right place.
Hello! I am Holly Doughty, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a EMDR and DBT therapist. I am accepting new patients (adults, teens, kids). I have recently opened a new location in Kaukauna. Are you struggling with anxiety? Worried about others and what they are thinking? Asking yourself "what if" a lot? Are you feeling triggered by others? Questioning your relationships? Is someone in your life causing you distress in a relationship? Are you struggling but don't know what is causing it. I can help you and you are in the right place.
(920) 415-4416 View (920) 415-4416
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Embrace Behavioral Health, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Are you seeking a compassionate and experienced psychologist to help you or a loved one with mental health challenges? Look no further than Dr. Klim. With over 17 years of federal service and 11 years of independent practice, she is renowned for her career focus on treating PTSD/trauma. Dr. Klim is passionate about helping the military, veterans, their families, and patients in rural areas. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, prioritizing measurable outcomes and providing a patient-focused experience you won't find anywhere else.
Are you seeking a compassionate and experienced psychologist to help you or a loved one with mental health challenges? Look no further than Dr. Klim. With over 17 years of federal service and 11 years of independent practice, she is renowned for her career focus on treating PTSD/trauma. Dr. Klim is passionate about helping the military, veterans, their families, and patients in rural areas. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, prioritizing measurable outcomes and providing a patient-focused experience you won't find anywhere else.
(920) 259-2735 View (920) 259-2735
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Lisa Hidde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, NCC
Verified
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Not accepting new clients
Lisa A. Hidde, MSE, NCC, LPC, TFCBT and ERP trained mental health therapist who specializes in adolescent/adult mood and behavior disorders, depression, self injury, anxiety/OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention, ADHD, self esteem, life transitions, relationship issues and anger management. She works with ages 10 and up, adolescents, adults and families. Lisa is eclectic in her therapy approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused work, motivational interviewing, behavior therapy, family and parent training along with co-parenting approaches to treatment.
Lisa A. Hidde, MSE, NCC, LPC, TFCBT and ERP trained mental health therapist who specializes in adolescent/adult mood and behavior disorders, depression, self injury, anxiety/OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention, ADHD, self esteem, life transitions, relationship issues and anger management. She works with ages 10 and up, adolescents, adults and families. Lisa is eclectic in her therapy approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused work, motivational interviewing, behavior therapy, family and parent training along with co-parenting approaches to treatment.
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Tina Gray-Siebers
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCATP
Verified
Kaukauna, WI 54130  (Online Only)
Anxiety, poor sleep, and depressed mood are among the most common mental health issues but are also highly treatable. When left untreated, the symptoms can become debilitating. Your relationships at home, work and with friends are impacted and life can seem impossible. Reaching out for help may be difficult, but it is NOT a weakness- It is a sign of strength! I have tools, resources and the genuine desire to help you move from viewing your life in grayscale to living in full color.
Anxiety, poor sleep, and depressed mood are among the most common mental health issues but are also highly treatable. When left untreated, the symptoms can become debilitating. Your relationships at home, work and with friends are impacted and life can seem impossible. Reaching out for help may be difficult, but it is NOT a weakness- It is a sign of strength! I have tools, resources and the genuine desire to help you move from viewing your life in grayscale to living in full color.
(844) 722-0106 View (844) 722-0106
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Katie Huskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaukauna, WI 54130
I believe balance, healing, and growth is possible and I'd like to help you on your journey to discover those things. My job as the therapist is to be a guide of sorts but YOU are in the driver seat. It isn't always easy reaching out for help, but I'm glad you're here doing just that. My passion is working with individuals who have survived traumas in their lives. I hope to help you gain a better connection to the skills and strength you inherently have while developing resiliency. Additionally, I am dedicated to working with the Bi-POC, LGBTQIA, and other underserved populations.
I believe balance, healing, and growth is possible and I'd like to help you on your journey to discover those things. My job as the therapist is to be a guide of sorts but YOU are in the driver seat. It isn't always easy reaching out for help, but I'm glad you're here doing just that. My passion is working with individuals who have survived traumas in their lives. I hope to help you gain a better connection to the skills and strength you inherently have while developing resiliency. Additionally, I am dedicated to working with the Bi-POC, LGBTQIA, and other underserved populations.
(920) 944-6271 View (920) 944-6271
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Angie Schneider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kaukauna, WI 54130
I believe in our kids. I believe if they are given the opportunity to learn and express their emotions in healthy ways, as well as learn effective coping skills, they can thrive. As a therapist, my first goal is to connect and develop a trusting relationship with your child. I work with elementary & middle school age youth. My areas of expertise are: depression, anxiety, death of a loved one, impulse control, divorce, a cancer diagnosis of a loved one, and self-esteem concerns. I provide a non-judgmental approach and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, self-regulation skills, Client Centered and play therapy.
I believe in our kids. I believe if they are given the opportunity to learn and express their emotions in healthy ways, as well as learn effective coping skills, they can thrive. As a therapist, my first goal is to connect and develop a trusting relationship with your child. I work with elementary & middle school age youth. My areas of expertise are: depression, anxiety, death of a loved one, impulse control, divorce, a cancer diagnosis of a loved one, and self-esteem concerns. I provide a non-judgmental approach and incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, self-regulation skills, Client Centered and play therapy.
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Danielle Zarling-Abraham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Kaukauna, WI 54130
My goal as a therapist is to provide each person compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life. Successful therapy takes transparency, commitment, personal accountability, and mutual respect. I will work to help you identify inherent strengths, heal past and present wounds, and generate change from within yourself. I provide a nonjudgmental space in which you can take an honest look at what is happening in their life as you grow and move forward.
My goal as a therapist is to provide each person compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life. Successful therapy takes transparency, commitment, personal accountability, and mutual respect. I will work to help you identify inherent strengths, heal past and present wounds, and generate change from within yourself. I provide a nonjudgmental space in which you can take an honest look at what is happening in their life as you grow and move forward.
(920) 280-6628 View (920) 280-6628
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Rochelle Gentele
Counselor, LPC-IT, NCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Struggling? Feeling down? Anxious? Grieving? Finding it hard to cope with the twists and turns of life? There is hope, positive change is possible; and closer than you think! I’m Rochelle, a Licensed Professional Counselor In Training ( LPC-IT) and I would love to help you get to a place of self compassion, understanding, and a more fulfilling life!
Struggling? Feeling down? Anxious? Grieving? Finding it hard to cope with the twists and turns of life? There is hope, positive change is possible; and closer than you think! I’m Rochelle, a Licensed Professional Counselor In Training ( LPC-IT) and I would love to help you get to a place of self compassion, understanding, and a more fulfilling life!
(920) 754-3639 View (920) 754-3639

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Mend Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54911  (Online Only)
Mend Counseling aims to serve those seeking a straight forward approach to mental health counseling. The world is complex and each individual struggles with different aspects of life, living within their values, and finding a balance in health. Mend aims to create a meaningful relationship with each person that reaches out for aid to address their specific needs and struggles. Though depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma are all too common each manifests itself in subtle and complex forms.
Mend Counseling aims to serve those seeking a straight forward approach to mental health counseling. The world is complex and each individual struggles with different aspects of life, living within their values, and finding a balance in health. Mend aims to create a meaningful relationship with each person that reaches out for aid to address their specific needs and struggles. Though depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma are all too common each manifests itself in subtle and complex forms.
(920) 280-7610 View (920) 280-7610
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Alondra Sanchez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54914
I enjoy working with BIPOC folks in life transitions, such as starting college, entering the workforce, becoming a parent, etc. I have a particular passion for supporting birthing people of color during the perinatal period, recognizing the unique cultural, social and systemic factors that impact their mental health. I provide a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can address perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, navigate identity and cultural challenges, and find support in their journey to parenthood.
I enjoy working with BIPOC folks in life transitions, such as starting college, entering the workforce, becoming a parent, etc. I have a particular passion for supporting birthing people of color during the perinatal period, recognizing the unique cultural, social and systemic factors that impact their mental health. I provide a safe and inclusive environment where individuals can address perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, navigate identity and cultural challenges, and find support in their journey to parenthood.
(920) 945-6071 View (920) 945-6071
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Tyler Van Zeeland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-IT
Verified
Appleton, WI 54914
Mental health is vital for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, because it impacts every aspect of life. Whether someone is experiencing stressful life events, dealing with trauma, facing societal pressures, or simply navigating the complexities of daily life, prioritizing mental well-being is crucial. Taking care of one's mental health can improve relationships, work performance, physical health, and overall quality of life, making it an essential aspect of holistic well-being.
Mental health is vital for everyone, regardless of their circumstances, because it impacts every aspect of life. Whether someone is experiencing stressful life events, dealing with trauma, facing societal pressures, or simply navigating the complexities of daily life, prioritizing mental well-being is crucial. Taking care of one's mental health can improve relationships, work performance, physical health, and overall quality of life, making it an essential aspect of holistic well-being.
(920) 485-9674 View (920) 485-9674
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Steven Fricke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54915
Immediate openings in Appleton! In life, we are faced with many unique challenges. Sometimes, we need support and guidance from a professional. Family and friends know you too well to come at your problems from a non-judgmental point of view. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, and/or trauma can make everyday life difficult to handle on your own. You're reading this which is saying you're looking for a change. You may be feeling stuck and have been searching for the next steps to overcome your current situation. Let me work with you so you can learn effective tools to manage life's difficulties.
Immediate openings in Appleton! In life, we are faced with many unique challenges. Sometimes, we need support and guidance from a professional. Family and friends know you too well to come at your problems from a non-judgmental point of view. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, and/or trauma can make everyday life difficult to handle on your own. You're reading this which is saying you're looking for a change. You may be feeling stuck and have been searching for the next steps to overcome your current situation. Let me work with you so you can learn effective tools to manage life's difficulties.
(920) 477-0309 View (920) 477-0309
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Sierra Widule
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54913  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The healing power of connection makes the foundation of my therapeutic practice. I strive to develop a collaborative relationship that fosters exploration and understanding of self, others, and contexts. In our work together, we will process your lived experiences, emotions, and cognitions with the intentions of developing insight and utilizing self-determination. We will move alongside each other in efforts to alleviate your suffering and build your resiliency.
The healing power of connection makes the foundation of my therapeutic practice. I strive to develop a collaborative relationship that fosters exploration and understanding of self, others, and contexts. In our work together, we will process your lived experiences, emotions, and cognitions with the intentions of developing insight and utilizing self-determination. We will move alongside each other in efforts to alleviate your suffering and build your resiliency.
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Walk of Life Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LPC, SACIT, CSIT
Verified
Appleton, WI 54914  (Online Only)
Getting help can be one of the hardest steps to take. Shame, guilt, feeling trapped in life; it can be so overwhelming. Not to mention the anxiety of meeting a therapist for the first time. I am here to listen, to serve as a guide, and to help if you want me to help. The cliché is the axiom, “You’re stronger than you think;” the truth is you absolutely are, and you matter. I am here to help you along the way.
Getting help can be one of the hardest steps to take. Shame, guilt, feeling trapped in life; it can be so overwhelming. Not to mention the anxiety of meeting a therapist for the first time. I am here to listen, to serve as a guide, and to help if you want me to help. The cliché is the axiom, “You’re stronger than you think;” the truth is you absolutely are, and you matter. I am here to help you along the way.
(920) 245-8484 View (920) 245-8484
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Timothy Marcy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Appleton, WI 54911
We all face challenges. You may be dealing with depression or anxiety, feeling trapped in addiction to substances, behaviors, attitudes or thought patterns. It's hard work navigating relationships, careers and maintaining social connections. Regardless of where you are, you are making a positive choice in seeking out help.
We all face challenges. You may be dealing with depression or anxiety, feeling trapped in addiction to substances, behaviors, attitudes or thought patterns. It's hard work navigating relationships, careers and maintaining social connections. Regardless of where you are, you are making a positive choice in seeking out help.
(920) 214-9435 View (920) 214-9435
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Jeanine R Rysewyk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAC, LPC
Verified
Appleton, WI 54911
For therapy to be successful, patients must be committed, insightful, and engaged in the process. I strive to make a genuine connection with my patients because I believe people do well when they feel a connection with their therapist. That’s more important than any counseling approach we can use.
For therapy to be successful, patients must be committed, insightful, and engaged in the process. I strive to make a genuine connection with my patients because I believe people do well when they feel a connection with their therapist. That’s more important than any counseling approach we can use.
(920) 709-9130 View (920) 709-9130
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Danielle De La Cruz
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54911
Brene Brown wrote in her book, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution, "We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” In case your brain is telling you otherwise, you do deserve to ask for help, for support, for encouragement. You deserve guidance to help see a path forward. You deserve to feel genuinely good; in mind, body, and spirit. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to speak up and let your voice be heard. You deserve to make a big deal out of things that are a big deal to you. You deserve healthy love and respect, from others and from yourself.
Brene Brown wrote in her book, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution, "We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” In case your brain is telling you otherwise, you do deserve to ask for help, for support, for encouragement. You deserve guidance to help see a path forward. You deserve to feel genuinely good; in mind, body, and spirit. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to speak up and let your voice be heard. You deserve to make a big deal out of things that are a big deal to you. You deserve healthy love and respect, from others and from yourself.
(920) 789-3195 View (920) 789-3195
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Jordyn Dieter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Appleton, WI 54914
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma is my specialty. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional that is trained in different trauma modalities to meet you where you're at in hopes of providing some relief. I utilize an out of the box approach to dissipate negative sensations that hijack your body and work towards managing them in a less overwhelming way.
Trauma is my specialty. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional that is trained in different trauma modalities to meet you where you're at in hopes of providing some relief. I utilize an out of the box approach to dissipate negative sensations that hijack your body and work towards managing them in a less overwhelming way.
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Gina Flanagan-Drewek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Appleton, WI 54913
**TELEHEALTH (phone or sessions via computer) NOW AVAILABLE*** Are you feeling "stuck"? Are you plagued with anxiety, guilt and shame? Do you often think about the past with regret or blame or worry endlessly about the future? Do you have obsessive, unwanted thoughts? Perhaps you are not feeling motivated, have a lack of energy and are overwhelmed? Whether you have been struggling for many years or have only recently begun to feel this way we can work together to release this heaviness. I will help you process through difficulties so that you may improve the quality of your life. You have the power to change.
**TELEHEALTH (phone or sessions via computer) NOW AVAILABLE*** Are you feeling "stuck"? Are you plagued with anxiety, guilt and shame? Do you often think about the past with regret or blame or worry endlessly about the future? Do you have obsessive, unwanted thoughts? Perhaps you are not feeling motivated, have a lack of energy and are overwhelmed? Whether you have been struggling for many years or have only recently begun to feel this way we can work together to release this heaviness. I will help you process through difficulties so that you may improve the quality of your life. You have the power to change.
(920) 560-5590 View (920) 560-5590
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Danel Burchby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Appleton, WI 54915
Are life’s stressors impacting your sense of joy, your family life, or other relationships? Are you struggling with worry or sadness that seems to keep you down? Do you feel as though you are alone in handling some of the challenges that life has put in front of you? Anxiety and depression can immobilize us, leaving us feeling a loss of control and sometimes we just can't make things better on our own. My training and 20+ years of experience prepared me to work with people of all cultures, ethnic backgrounds. I want to understand not only who you are as a person, but also how your background and experiences shape your life.
Are life’s stressors impacting your sense of joy, your family life, or other relationships? Are you struggling with worry or sadness that seems to keep you down? Do you feel as though you are alone in handling some of the challenges that life has put in front of you? Anxiety and depression can immobilize us, leaving us feeling a loss of control and sometimes we just can't make things better on our own. My training and 20+ years of experience prepared me to work with people of all cultures, ethnic backgrounds. I want to understand not only who you are as a person, but also how your background and experiences shape your life.
(920) 245-8512 View (920) 245-8512

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Number of Therapists in Kaukauna, WI

< 10

Therapists in Kaukauna, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
88% Stress
88% Life Transitions
75% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Anthem | Elevance
71% Humana

How Therapists in Kaukauna, WI see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kaukauna?

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.