Therapists in 28144

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Courage Counseling Services
Counselor, MACC
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to recover from trauma or loss? Perhaps you're stressed out, anxious, or depressed, fearing the loss of a marriage or a job. Maybe you want to find a way to reconnect with your spouse, to keep your marriage intact. If you are longing for peace and healing, if you need to find courage to heal and grow, please give me a call.
Are you struggling to recover from trauma or loss? Perhaps you're stressed out, anxious, or depressed, fearing the loss of a marriage or a job. Maybe you want to find a way to reconnect with your spouse, to keep your marriage intact. If you are longing for peace and healing, if you need to find courage to heal and grow, please give me a call.
(980) 888-8223 View (980) 888-8223
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Sherita Crews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou I work with children, teens, and adults that are dealing with dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, ADHD, stress, anger management, feeling overwhelmed, grief or loss, and a variety of other issues that often weigh us down. If you or a loved one are dealing with any of these issues please give me a call or email and let's work through it.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou I work with children, teens, and adults that are dealing with dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, ADHD, stress, anger management, feeling overwhelmed, grief or loss, and a variety of other issues that often weigh us down. If you or a loved one are dealing with any of these issues please give me a call or email and let's work through it.
(704) 869-2560 View (704) 869-2560
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Imani A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” -Covey, 2016. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space to openly question narratives in your life. I am here to support you through emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Allowing you to take back control in your personal life and maintain what makes you feel like yourself.
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” -Covey, 2016. My goal is to help create a non-judgmental space to openly question narratives in your life. I am here to support you through emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Allowing you to take back control in your personal life and maintain what makes you feel like yourself.
(704) 389-9237 View (704) 389-9237
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Patsy T Iossi
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MHDL, LCMHC, CHTP
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience, my goal is to provide a safe, accepting environment to foster healing and transformation. I have a holistic practice in which body, mind and spirit are addressed as part of the counseling process. I believe within each of us is already the wisdom we need to move through our pain and to be healed. My role is that of a facilitator in assisting you to access that inner knowing.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience, my goal is to provide a safe, accepting environment to foster healing and transformation. I have a holistic practice in which body, mind and spirit are addressed as part of the counseling process. I believe within each of us is already the wisdom we need to move through our pain and to be healed. My role is that of a facilitator in assisting you to access that inner knowing.
(704) 271-9035 View (704) 271-9035
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Lanesha A Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS-A, CSTOP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and not sure how to cope? Are you struggling with unresolved childhood issues? Is your past impacting how you are functioning in your daily life? Are you having issues with your friendships, marriage, or children causing you to feel overwhelmed or confused? I can assist you with creating goals to reclaim your life. I provide a nonjudgmental environment while supporting you on your journey to healing. I am passionate about assisting each individual with developing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and not sure how to cope? Are you struggling with unresolved childhood issues? Is your past impacting how you are functioning in your daily life? Are you having issues with your friendships, marriage, or children causing you to feel overwhelmed or confused? I can assist you with creating goals to reclaim your life. I provide a nonjudgmental environment while supporting you on your journey to healing. I am passionate about assisting each individual with developing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.
(980) 270-1924 View (980) 270-1924
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Vincent L Pastore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
As a therapist with thirty years of experience in the field I bring a variety of treatment knowledge to my clients. I have been successful in working with children and adults, especially those working on issues of depression, anxiety and grief. I provide a personal and relaxing atmosphere, accepting of where you are as a person right now. If you choose to work with me you will learn to discover, accept, and integrate all of who you are in your quest for growth and change in your life.
As a therapist with thirty years of experience in the field I bring a variety of treatment knowledge to my clients. I have been successful in working with children and adults, especially those working on issues of depression, anxiety and grief. I provide a personal and relaxing atmosphere, accepting of where you are as a person right now. If you choose to work with me you will learn to discover, accept, and integrate all of who you are in your quest for growth and change in your life.
(980) 326-4870 View (980) 326-4870
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Dr. Ellis Ray Butler
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LCASA, TF-CBT
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, personality disorders autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, anger management, juvenile crime prevention, men's issues, spirituality conflicts marriage therapy and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan identifying life challenges and making positive cognitive choices. Counseling can facilitate self-understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues.
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, personality disorders autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, anger management, juvenile crime prevention, men's issues, spirituality conflicts marriage therapy and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan identifying life challenges and making positive cognitive choices. Counseling can facilitate self-understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues.
(704) 272-2735 View (704) 272-2735
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Quanitta Kelly
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and not sure how to cope? Is your past impacting how you are functioning in your daily life? Are you tired of cycles and ready for change? Are you seeking a nonjudgmental environment? I can assist you with creating goals to reclaim your life. I provide a nonjudgmental environment while supporting you on your journey to healing. I am passionate about assisting each individual with identifying and utilizing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and not sure how to cope? Is your past impacting how you are functioning in your daily life? Are you tired of cycles and ready for change? Are you seeking a nonjudgmental environment? I can assist you with creating goals to reclaim your life. I provide a nonjudgmental environment while supporting you on your journey to healing. I am passionate about assisting each individual with identifying and utilizing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.
(704) 610-5640 View (704) 610-5640
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Robert M Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
Life can be tough, leaving us feeling helpless and tired. You don't have to be alone during those times. When you're struggling with grief, pain, anxiety, or depression from the effects of traumatic experiences, discrimination, toxic environments, or substance use (yours or another's), reach out to Cox Family Wellness. We will support your strength and resilience, help you problem-solve, and, most of all, help you live into a new future. We are trauma-informed and certified in Autism treatment.
Life can be tough, leaving us feeling helpless and tired. You don't have to be alone during those times. When you're struggling with grief, pain, anxiety, or depression from the effects of traumatic experiences, discrimination, toxic environments, or substance use (yours or another's), reach out to Cox Family Wellness. We will support your strength and resilience, help you problem-solve, and, most of all, help you live into a new future. We are trauma-informed and certified in Autism treatment.
(704) 529-9160 View (704) 529-9160
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Essential Connections Wellness Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144  (Online Only)
I am accepting clients that work in professional services such as Mental Health, Legal Systems, Healthcare Systems, Education, etc... My client may have difficulties adjusting to to life transitions or have difficulties managing stress overall. My client may feel underappreciated and undercompensated with work/life demand and need support through different life transitions. My client may be experiencing active mental health symptoms impacting their ability to function at home, on the job, and/or in the community. Lastly, my clients want to feel supported by someone who works in the professional field and values self-care.
I am accepting clients that work in professional services such as Mental Health, Legal Systems, Healthcare Systems, Education, etc... My client may have difficulties adjusting to to life transitions or have difficulties managing stress overall. My client may feel underappreciated and undercompensated with work/life demand and need support through different life transitions. My client may be experiencing active mental health symptoms impacting their ability to function at home, on the job, and/or in the community. Lastly, my clients want to feel supported by someone who works in the professional field and values self-care.
(910) 385-9142 View (910) 385-9142
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Vanessa S Sampson-Schneider
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients after the new year. I am a Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina licensed mental health counselor. I work primarily with teens and adults. I currently conduct individual and couples therapy. I engage in collaborative therapy approaches that encourage all to strive and become the best version of themselves.
Accepting new clients after the new year. I am a Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina licensed mental health counselor. I work primarily with teens and adults. I currently conduct individual and couples therapy. I engage in collaborative therapy approaches that encourage all to strive and become the best version of themselves.
(904) 572-0368 View (904) 572-0368
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Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Jamison
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS-A
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
Hi, I am Dr. Nicole. Have you ever felt like no one understood what you are dealing with? Life can be an up-and-downhill battle at times. I have felt this way often and sought help when I knew, it was much needed to move forward. Being stuck is no fun, but it is a place we all see and seek help to get to the other side. I use a holistic approach to help you delve into what you already have to move along the road to recovery. My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
Hi, I am Dr. Nicole. Have you ever felt like no one understood what you are dealing with? Life can be an up-and-downhill battle at times. I have felt this way often and sought help when I knew, it was much needed to move forward. Being stuck is no fun, but it is a place we all see and seek help to get to the other side. I use a holistic approach to help you delve into what you already have to move along the road to recovery. My substance use background as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate is in place to take you by your hand and assist you in a safe space.
(980) 435-4211 View (980) 435-4211
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Garry D Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind & soul. As you are searching Psychology Today, you're considering reliable, confidential, professional assistance. Selecting someone can be very difficult. With over 35 years of education, training, and practice, I have helped thousands of persons to solve problems, find peace, improve relationships and self-understanding. I am trained both in the mental health sciences and in theology to assist you through a flexible and respectful approach, one that gets to know who you are and what you need.
At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind & soul. As you are searching Psychology Today, you're considering reliable, confidential, professional assistance. Selecting someone can be very difficult. With over 35 years of education, training, and practice, I have helped thousands of persons to solve problems, find peace, improve relationships and self-understanding. I am trained both in the mental health sciences and in theology to assist you through a flexible and respectful approach, one that gets to know who you are and what you need.
(704) 313-1375 View (704) 313-1375
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Pamala T Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, TF-CBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone. People struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns should look for a counselor or therapist to help them. Let's talk and see if I am a good fit for you. Locate my appointment calendars by going straight to https://headway.co/providers/pamala-love?fbclid=IwAR2wMrsWuYS7w2mMXE-dK5Q76ZKhGFH7Zdkw1hecNaX3ndL59eGQWo8QFi8 for NC and https://www.pathmentalhealth.com/providers/GA/1396892055-pamala-love for GA.
Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone. People struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns should look for a counselor or therapist to help them. Let's talk and see if I am a good fit for you. Locate my appointment calendars by going straight to https://headway.co/providers/pamala-love?fbclid=IwAR2wMrsWuYS7w2mMXE-dK5Q76ZKhGFH7Zdkw1hecNaX3ndL59eGQWo8QFi8 for NC and https://www.pathmentalhealth.com/providers/GA/1396892055-pamala-love for GA.
(910) 541-9114 View (910) 541-9114
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Richard McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
I have thirty eight (38) years in the human service field which includes: providing services to veterans; at-risk youth; senior citizens; ex-convicts and; individuals that are challenged with substance use and mental health challenges. I am Licensed in North Carolina as a Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I serve children that have trauma, ADHD and behavioral concerns. I also work with adults that have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety. My main goal is to teach my clients to use appropriate coping skills to recover and to lead a less impaired and more functional life.
I have thirty eight (38) years in the human service field which includes: providing services to veterans; at-risk youth; senior citizens; ex-convicts and; individuals that are challenged with substance use and mental health challenges. I am Licensed in North Carolina as a Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I serve children that have trauma, ADHD and behavioral concerns. I also work with adults that have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety. My main goal is to teach my clients to use appropriate coping skills to recover and to lead a less impaired and more functional life.
(704) 368-4465 View (704) 368-4465
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Essential Connections Wellness Services, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Feeling misunderstood by others? Stressed, overwhelmed and stuck in a unproductive pattern? I offer a strength- based counseling that encourages the client to feel empowered in setting and reaching their goals. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed and focuses on helping the client to create positive coping skills to implore in their everyday life.
Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Feeling misunderstood by others? Stressed, overwhelmed and stuck in a unproductive pattern? I offer a strength- based counseling that encourages the client to feel empowered in setting and reaching their goals. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed and focuses on helping the client to create positive coping skills to implore in their everyday life.
(704) 859-2886 View (704) 859-2886
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Cere Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, MABC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
When it comes to counseling, Cere takes a person-by-person approach. Every individual is unique. Each of us comes to counseling for nuanced reasons. In order to best serve you, we will get to know each other and identify and address your specific needs. At Cere, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach. We work to serve you best, exactly where and as you are. Specific care emphases include: family background as personal influence in decision- making, view of self, and initial relation to others; Christian insight drawn from Scripture with application to help you heal, grow in your spiritual life.
When it comes to counseling, Cere takes a person-by-person approach. Every individual is unique. Each of us comes to counseling for nuanced reasons. In order to best serve you, we will get to know each other and identify and address your specific needs. At Cere, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach. We work to serve you best, exactly where and as you are. Specific care emphases include: family background as personal influence in decision- making, view of self, and initial relation to others; Christian insight drawn from Scripture with application to help you heal, grow in your spiritual life.
(980) 399-5581 View (980) 399-5581
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Life Solutions Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
The ideal client is the one sitting across from me. That individual who has summoned the strength to ask for help, who recognizes that change is needed and is ready to begin the healing process.
The ideal client is the one sitting across from me. That individual who has summoned the strength to ask for help, who recognizes that change is needed and is ready to begin the healing process.
(704) 850-5871 View (704) 850-5871
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Priscilla Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
Priscilla has a passion for meeting clients where they are and utilizing different modalities to help the client meet their goals. Priscilla has had experience with individuals who have faced different levels of trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and other mental health areas. She has experience with children and adolescents in a structured setting, and adults in the community. Her goal is to foster an environment that allows clients to become the best version of themselves. She enjoys working with veterans and serving on multiple committees in the community.
Priscilla has a passion for meeting clients where they are and utilizing different modalities to help the client meet their goals. Priscilla has had experience with individuals who have faced different levels of trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and other mental health areas. She has experience with children and adolescents in a structured setting, and adults in the community. Her goal is to foster an environment that allows clients to become the best version of themselves. She enjoys working with veterans and serving on multiple committees in the community.
(704) 228-4856 View (704) 228-4856
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B's Effort Changing Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSOTP, TFCBT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NC 28144
Currently accepting In-person and Telehealth sessions. When life has gotten you down and you feel the weight of life on your shoulders know there is someone to assist you. Life’s struggles come in all forms; depression, anxiety, behavioral, parental/child relationships, marital, self-esteem, past trauma, etc. Our goal is to help enhance coping skills you already have to be the best YOU! We value a collaborative approach and want to provide the support you need to grow in a safe space. We are passionate about educating about symptoms and assisting individuals and families with the skills to promote healthy coping skills.
Currently accepting In-person and Telehealth sessions. When life has gotten you down and you feel the weight of life on your shoulders know there is someone to assist you. Life’s struggles come in all forms; depression, anxiety, behavioral, parental/child relationships, marital, self-esteem, past trauma, etc. Our goal is to help enhance coping skills you already have to be the best YOU! We value a collaborative approach and want to provide the support you need to grow in a safe space. We are passionate about educating about symptoms and assisting individuals and families with the skills to promote healthy coping skills.
(704) 232-2430 View (704) 232-2430

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Number of Therapists in 28144

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 28144 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
73% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28144 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
34% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28144?

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.