Therapists in 25526

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Casey Day
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , ALPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship. My approach is rooted in creativity and flexibility, allowing us to tailor your sessions to your unique preferences and individual needs. I am passionate about embracing cultural diversity and fostering an environment that is supportive, safe, and free of judgment.
I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship. My approach is rooted in creativity and flexibility, allowing us to tailor your sessions to your unique preferences and individual needs. I am passionate about embracing cultural diversity and fostering an environment that is supportive, safe, and free of judgment.
(304) 760-9945 View (304) 760-9945
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Rachel E Baldrige-Bush
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ALPS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many of us feel like something is wrong, fear we aren’t good enough or worry we are failing. We try our best to push these feelings aside. However, our insecurities tend to find their way back. We want to be confident and secure, capable of loving who we are. Our fears of judgment or rejection make it intimidating to ask for help. We believe admitting we can’t do it all alone is a weakness. It is not. You don’t have to struggle alone. You need someone in your corner rooting for you. Everyone deserves a safe place to share their story and receive validation.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many of us feel like something is wrong, fear we aren’t good enough or worry we are failing. We try our best to push these feelings aside. However, our insecurities tend to find their way back. We want to be confident and secure, capable of loving who we are. Our fears of judgment or rejection make it intimidating to ask for help. We believe admitting we can’t do it all alone is a weakness. It is not. You don’t have to struggle alone. You need someone in your corner rooting for you. Everyone deserves a safe place to share their story and receive validation.
(681) 233-1096 View (681) 233-1096
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Karena Neace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW, LSW
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
Therapy is often described as a journey or an adventure through life's ups and downs. We're all on a quest to uncover the treasure of inner peace and well-being, and I'm here to be your trusted guide along the path. Together, we'll navigate the challenges and celebrate the growth. It will be difficult at times, but you will be wrapped in unwavering support, and it will be worth the time and energy to keep pushing forward.
Therapy is often described as a journey or an adventure through life's ups and downs. We're all on a quest to uncover the treasure of inner peace and well-being, and I'm here to be your trusted guide along the path. Together, we'll navigate the challenges and celebrate the growth. It will be difficult at times, but you will be wrapped in unwavering support, and it will be worth the time and energy to keep pushing forward.
(304) 760-9945 View (304) 760-9945
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William P Hall III
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
I am Willian"Perry" Hall. As a licensed psychologist, I offer individuals, couples and families psychological evaluation and treatment for difficulties and/or disturbances of mood, behavior and thought. Whether one is experiencing problems with anger, depression, anxiety, relationships, school/work performance, substance abuse, or several other common issues, I follow an individualized evaluation with aggressive efforts to efficiently resolve one's distress in a personally meaningful way. Ongoing maintenance, personal growth/development and utilization of available resources are then encouraged to support your therapeutic progress and guard against relapse.
I am Willian"Perry" Hall. As a licensed psychologist, I offer individuals, couples and families psychological evaluation and treatment for difficulties and/or disturbances of mood, behavior and thought. Whether one is experiencing problems with anger, depression, anxiety, relationships, school/work performance, substance abuse, or several other common issues, I follow an individualized evaluation with aggressive efforts to efficiently resolve one's distress in a personally meaningful way. Ongoing maintenance, personal growth/development and utilization of available resources are then encouraged to support your therapeutic progress and guard against relapse.
(304) 553-0786 View (304) 553-0786
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Dr. Kari Mika-Lude
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, AADC-S, NCC, ALPS, EMDR-tr
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
My approach is holistic, focusing on you as a whole person and working to identify the source(s) of a problem in addition to reducing symptoms. Together, we will take a look at your thoughts/beliefs, feelings, and behaviors; identify any problematic patterns; and begin to change those patterns to be more useful and constructive. We will also work on developing coping skills to help you feel better and build confidence and resiliency for facing life's challenges and stressors.
My approach is holistic, focusing on you as a whole person and working to identify the source(s) of a problem in addition to reducing symptoms. Together, we will take a look at your thoughts/beliefs, feelings, and behaviors; identify any problematic patterns; and begin to change those patterns to be more useful and constructive. We will also work on developing coping skills to help you feel better and build confidence and resiliency for facing life's challenges and stressors.
(304) 760-9945 View (304) 760-9945
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Maddy Murphy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
I provide mental health care that is gender-affirming, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive. My primary clinical interests include anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality, relationship conflicts, family/parenting dynamics, and trauma. I see individuals (12 years and older) and families. I am currently working toward licensure.
I provide mental health care that is gender-affirming, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive. My primary clinical interests include anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality, relationship conflicts, family/parenting dynamics, and trauma. I see individuals (12 years and older) and families. I am currently working toward licensure.
(304) 407-4281 View (304) 407-4281
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True Vine LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ALPS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, let me help be your guide to build a stronger bond with your partner. Seeing couples heal and repair and become secure is a beautiful dance.
As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, let me help be your guide to build a stronger bond with your partner. Seeing couples heal and repair and become secure is a beautiful dance.
(681) 201-1356 View (681) 201-1356
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Carey Webb
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526  (Online Only)
What does a depressed tortilla say? "I don’t wanna taco ’bout it." I like to use a mixture of compassion, humor, and directness. I talk to people in a "real" way (not overly flowery or cheesy "therapist" talk). I want you to feel truly seen and to share in some laughter, but I also want you to feel enough trust with me to be challenged out of your comfort zone a little - to try seeing or doing things in a different way so you can get closer to your goals/healing. I love helping people get past the things holding them back. I'm passionate about trauma, anxiety, and depression treatment.
What does a depressed tortilla say? "I don’t wanna taco ’bout it." I like to use a mixture of compassion, humor, and directness. I talk to people in a "real" way (not overly flowery or cheesy "therapist" talk). I want you to feel truly seen and to share in some laughter, but I also want you to feel enough trust with me to be challenged out of your comfort zone a little - to try seeing or doing things in a different way so you can get closer to your goals/healing. I love helping people get past the things holding them back. I'm passionate about trauma, anxiety, and depression treatment.
(681) 206-8620 View (681) 206-8620
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Brandi Lynn Trail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
Hello and welcome! For over 3 years, I have been intrigued by the resiliency and persistence of the clients that have worked with me. If you have suffered from a traumatic experience, a difficult childhood, or you recognize that you are driven to make choices that do not align with your ideal self, I would be honored to help you silence the limiting thoughts in your head for good. I want to help you find what is stopping you from enjoying your life fully and make changes. I practice what I preach in my personal life, through meditation, family, spirituality, and the most stress reduction comes from practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Hello and welcome! For over 3 years, I have been intrigued by the resiliency and persistence of the clients that have worked with me. If you have suffered from a traumatic experience, a difficult childhood, or you recognize that you are driven to make choices that do not align with your ideal self, I would be honored to help you silence the limiting thoughts in your head for good. I want to help you find what is stopping you from enjoying your life fully and make changes. I practice what I preach in my personal life, through meditation, family, spirituality, and the most stress reduction comes from practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
(304) 760-9945 View (304) 760-9945
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Michelle LeGault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
We, as human beings, share common ground in that living is full of both joys and sorrows, challenges and changes. Sometimes things happen in life that you would have preferred not happen. As a result, you may feel scared and confused, either because of the events themselves or perhaps because of how you view these events.
We, as human beings, share common ground in that living is full of both joys and sorrows, challenges and changes. Sometimes things happen in life that you would have preferred not happen. As a result, you may feel scared and confused, either because of the events themselves or perhaps because of how you view these events.
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L. Allyson (Ally) Radenheimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC, CCATP
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
Being a young person today is hard! Navigating pressures at home and school while balancing a social life can feel overwhelming at times. Often, young people have trouble making sense of their world, figuring out where they "fit", and managing their behavior and emotions. They may act out, withdraw from others, or make questionable choices. My focus involves supporting and educating young people and their families so they can manage intense feelings and communicate more effectively. We will pay special attention to developing coping and problem-solving skills while learning how thoughts, feelings, and actions are related.
Being a young person today is hard! Navigating pressures at home and school while balancing a social life can feel overwhelming at times. Often, young people have trouble making sense of their world, figuring out where they "fit", and managing their behavior and emotions. They may act out, withdraw from others, or make questionable choices. My focus involves supporting and educating young people and their families so they can manage intense feelings and communicate more effectively. We will pay special attention to developing coping and problem-solving skills while learning how thoughts, feelings, and actions are related.
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Bryan M Stephey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
I became a counselor after a close friend died suddenly. As part of my personal growth and empowerment, I have expanded my ability to better understand the incredible power of the indomitable spirit of the human condition and all what we are capable of doing. I enjoy working with my clients to identify and address issues that cause them discomfort, mental pain, or disruption in their lives so they can be happier, healthier, and ultimately more attuned and present in daily events, eventually leading to fulfillment and enrichment in their lives. ​
I became a counselor after a close friend died suddenly. As part of my personal growth and empowerment, I have expanded my ability to better understand the incredible power of the indomitable spirit of the human condition and all what we are capable of doing. I enjoy working with my clients to identify and address issues that cause them discomfort, mental pain, or disruption in their lives so they can be happier, healthier, and ultimately more attuned and present in daily events, eventually leading to fulfillment and enrichment in their lives. ​
(304) 760-9945 View (304) 760-9945
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Ruth Ann Sheets
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526  (Online Only)
Currently you may feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, or all of the above. Whatever you feel, remember you are taking the first step to a better tomorrow by seeking services, today. As my client, I will assist you by using evidence-based techniques and interventions specifically for anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, and grief. I tailor a treatment plan that holistically addresses your individual needs. I enjoy working with all ages, children through elderly. I treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. I believe that all individuals deserve to feel safe, confident, and at peace in their own mind and body.
Currently you may feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, or all of the above. Whatever you feel, remember you are taking the first step to a better tomorrow by seeking services, today. As my client, I will assist you by using evidence-based techniques and interventions specifically for anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, and grief. I tailor a treatment plan that holistically addresses your individual needs. I enjoy working with all ages, children through elderly. I treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. I believe that all individuals deserve to feel safe, confident, and at peace in their own mind and body.
(304) 969-7066 View (304) 969-7066
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Jenny Barbour
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
Since graduating with my master's degree in 2016, I have been fortunate enough to counsel hundreds of strong, determined individuals in a variety of settings (the residential setting, outpatient medication-assisted treatment, the psychiatric inpatient, and in the regular outpatient setting). I thrive working with clients who have experienced trauma, relationship issues, and/or possess a variety of mental health diagnoses (i.e., Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, PMDD, OCD, etc.). My ideal client shows up consistently, is honest, is motivated to change or heal, and is willing to try something new.
Since graduating with my master's degree in 2016, I have been fortunate enough to counsel hundreds of strong, determined individuals in a variety of settings (the residential setting, outpatient medication-assisted treatment, the psychiatric inpatient, and in the regular outpatient setting). I thrive working with clients who have experienced trauma, relationship issues, and/or possess a variety of mental health diagnoses (i.e., Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, PMDD, OCD, etc.). My ideal client shows up consistently, is honest, is motivated to change or heal, and is willing to try something new.
(681) 550-6196 View (681) 550-6196
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Peace Valley Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526  (Online Only)
I am a WV native and have been working with children/adolescents/adults for over 17 years. Helping others is my passion. I am an advocate for the families receiving my services. I am a graduate of West Virginia State University with a B.A. in Psychology and Liberty University with an M.A. Professional Counseling. I am trained in EMDR therapy, which is a model of therapy used to treat trauma and other disorders. I am currently taking courses in American Sign Language and hope to eventually offer services to the deaf community. If I may leave one thought with you it is that what I do is a PASSION and not a POSITION. Take care
I am a WV native and have been working with children/adolescents/adults for over 17 years. Helping others is my passion. I am an advocate for the families receiving my services. I am a graduate of West Virginia State University with a B.A. in Psychology and Liberty University with an M.A. Professional Counseling. I am trained in EMDR therapy, which is a model of therapy used to treat trauma and other disorders. I am currently taking courses in American Sign Language and hope to eventually offer services to the deaf community. If I may leave one thought with you it is that what I do is a PASSION and not a POSITION. Take care
(681) 201-0215 View (681) 201-0215
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Cassandra Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal clients are teens or adults who want learn tools for long term happiness. Issues I enjoy treating are substance use, binge eating, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues, marriage counseling, anxiety and depression. For success, I provide judgement free space and unconditional positive regard, mixed with some humor and direction. I like to dive deep with my clients, utilizing their strengths, which will allow them to become more free and self-sufficient, with healthier relationships.
My ideal clients are teens or adults who want learn tools for long term happiness. Issues I enjoy treating are substance use, binge eating, grief, loss, trauma, relationship issues, marriage counseling, anxiety and depression. For success, I provide judgement free space and unconditional positive regard, mixed with some humor and direction. I like to dive deep with my clients, utilizing their strengths, which will allow them to become more free and self-sufficient, with healthier relationships.
(304) 381-6067 View (304) 381-6067
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Alexandria J Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
I'm Alexandria (Ali) Dawson, and I'm a part of Dawson Counseling Services, LLC. I'm a licensed independent clinical social worker, and I specialize in working with young adult/adult women.
I'm Alexandria (Ali) Dawson, and I'm a part of Dawson Counseling Services, LLC. I'm a licensed independent clinical social worker, and I specialize in working with young adult/adult women.
(304) 903-6659 View (304) 903-6659
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Christina Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ALPS
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
Peace of Mind Counseling is an independent private practice in Charleston, WV. At my practice, I am dedicated to providing quality counseling services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I have over 10 plus years of experience in the Mental Health field working in multiple settings including hospital, community, educational, and private practice. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and empowering. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
Peace of Mind Counseling is an independent private practice in Charleston, WV. At my practice, I am dedicated to providing quality counseling services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I have over 10 plus years of experience in the Mental Health field working in multiple settings including hospital, community, educational, and private practice. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and empowering. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(304) 621-6220 View (304) 621-6220
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Thomas Roy Lester II
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ALPS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hurricane, WV 25526
Currently accepting new clients. Modern life can be a complicated and frightening thing. Daily there are news reports of catastrophes, rising economic problems, war, disasters, and the trials of every day living. Continuing issues from the pandemic, with teens and many adults feeling isolated due to the feelings of loss associated with it. Fear of the unknown, and concerns over modern life. Feeling as though you are alone, depressed, and anxious in a ever fast paced world. But hope still exists, it helps you to thrive in this modern world as opposed to just surviving. Hope is there waiting for you to find it, and help you through.
Currently accepting new clients. Modern life can be a complicated and frightening thing. Daily there are news reports of catastrophes, rising economic problems, war, disasters, and the trials of every day living. Continuing issues from the pandemic, with teens and many adults feeling isolated due to the feelings of loss associated with it. Fear of the unknown, and concerns over modern life. Feeling as though you are alone, depressed, and anxious in a ever fast paced world. But hope still exists, it helps you to thrive in this modern world as opposed to just surviving. Hope is there waiting for you to find it, and help you through.
(304) 451-5977 View (304) 451-5977
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Andrea Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Hurricane, WV 25526
Are you struggling? Personal conflicts can hinder not only your own life but also time with your partner. You may be troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying romantic or sexual relationship. Maybe you're single and exhausted by the drama that can come with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child struggle in social relationships. If these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate the path towards more contentment.
Are you struggling? Personal conflicts can hinder not only your own life but also time with your partner. You may be troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship. Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying romantic or sexual relationship. Maybe you're single and exhausted by the drama that can come with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child struggle in social relationships. If these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate the path towards more contentment.
(843) 894-4297 View (843) 894-4297

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Number of Therapists in 25526

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 25526 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Public Employees Insurance Agency
79% Highmark

How Therapists in 25526 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 25526?

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.