Therapists in 28211

Photo of Hannah Wagers, Counselor in 28211, NC
Hannah Wagers
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Tackling all that may be thrown your way can be incredibly difficult especially if you take on the challenge alone. My goal is to support and hold space for you on that journey. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, or life transitions, I will stand beside you as you work to process their impact on your day to day life. I am here to provide encouragement and time to vent your frustrations while offering helpful coping skills.
Tackling all that may be thrown your way can be incredibly difficult especially if you take on the challenge alone. My goal is to support and hold space for you on that journey. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, or life transitions, I will stand beside you as you work to process their impact on your day to day life. I am here to provide encouragement and time to vent your frustrations while offering helpful coping skills.
(704) 387-3238 View (704) 387-3238
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Debra Little
Counselor, MA,, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Acceptance, empathy, and respect are the core values I live by and believe necessary when establishing a safe space while walking through the challenges you are experiencing. I get it, it is hard taking the first step to seek help. You may have been going through some difficult situations for a long time, but it does not have to remain that way. I believe you are the expert of your life and I honor that by providing a sacred space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can discover your natural ability that fosters the change you seek.
Acceptance, empathy, and respect are the core values I live by and believe necessary when establishing a safe space while walking through the challenges you are experiencing. I get it, it is hard taking the first step to seek help. You may have been going through some difficult situations for a long time, but it does not have to remain that way. I believe you are the expert of your life and I honor that by providing a sacred space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can discover your natural ability that fosters the change you seek.
(704) 270-5036 View (704) 270-5036
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Mo Deutsch
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Are you tired of trying to hold it together? Then I invite you to a place of hard-work, tears, growth and most importantly healing. As you know, we can't change the difficult situations of our past, but we can work together so that you can have an understanding of why you have been struggling. Together we can address your mood disorder and can unearth the long standing negative perceptions that have been holding you back. Although we can not erase painful memories, I can assist you in changing your emotional response to the event(s), and find resolution, so that you can begin to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you tired of trying to hold it together? Then I invite you to a place of hard-work, tears, growth and most importantly healing. As you know, we can't change the difficult situations of our past, but we can work together so that you can have an understanding of why you have been struggling. Together we can address your mood disorder and can unearth the long standing negative perceptions that have been holding you back. Although we can not erase painful memories, I can assist you in changing your emotional response to the event(s), and find resolution, so that you can begin to live a more fulfilling life.
(704) 288-1317 View (704) 288-1317
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Katie Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of symptoms including difficulty with adjustments, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, stress management, low self esteem and maladaptive coping.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of symptoms including difficulty with adjustments, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, stress management, low self esteem and maladaptive coping.
(704) 228-2639 View (704) 228-2639
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Amanda K Crowder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person through a collaborative process. I am a firm believer in that everyone goes through "ups" and "downs" throughout life. I also believe that no matter how one may view a problem, how that person feels and how that person thinks is what is most important. I believe that problems and issues can be resolved, especially when one is invested in his/her treatment. I enjoy working with my clients to find solutions and assist in learning how to find happiness, enjoyment, and a sense of control. I find creative ways to engage with my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person through a collaborative process. I am a firm believer in that everyone goes through "ups" and "downs" throughout life. I also believe that no matter how one may view a problem, how that person feels and how that person thinks is what is most important. I believe that problems and issues can be resolved, especially when one is invested in his/her treatment. I enjoy working with my clients to find solutions and assist in learning how to find happiness, enjoyment, and a sense of control. I find creative ways to engage with my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
(704) 774-4106 View (704) 774-4106
Photo of Wendy Pocock, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28211, NC
Wendy Pocock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, NCLCMHC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) who can help you navigate through relational struggles, individual challenges, brokenness and betrayal, divorce, and parenting issues. My ability to help people express their core feelings and thoughts, brings individuals and couples to a point of clarity and understanding about themselves and their future as they make important decisions about life. I founded the Charis Counseling Center in Charlotte, NC in 2011.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC and a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) who can help you navigate through relational struggles, individual challenges, brokenness and betrayal, divorce, and parenting issues. My ability to help people express their core feelings and thoughts, brings individuals and couples to a point of clarity and understanding about themselves and their future as they make important decisions about life. I founded the Charis Counseling Center in Charlotte, NC in 2011.
(704) 228-9576 View (704) 228-9576
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Laurie Nappier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
I believe therapy is a place to understand and be understood, to feel empowered, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I have been in the field since 2007 working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and homelessness. I work with all ages, especially focusing on family groups seen individually and together. Every client creates a goal centered plan that includes a variety of interventions from sand and art therapy to trauma focused CBT. Therapy is a safe place to share your journey, learn from the past and move towards the future.
I believe therapy is a place to understand and be understood, to feel empowered, emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I have been in the field since 2007 working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and homelessness. I work with all ages, especially focusing on family groups seen individually and together. Every client creates a goal centered plan that includes a variety of interventions from sand and art therapy to trauma focused CBT. Therapy is a safe place to share your journey, learn from the past and move towards the future.
(704) 820-6929 View (704) 820-6929
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Kimberleigh Hagar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I help overthinkers, perfectionists, and women with imposter syndrome to feel less weighed down by their thoughts, and more free to live a fulfilling life. Clients who come to me are often overwhelmed with pressure to get things perfect and struggle with feeling “enough.” They often prioritize everyone else’s needs over their own and are left feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. They feel like everyone else has it “figured out”, and they want that too. My clients are ready to create change in their lives and feel more peace of mind.
I help overthinkers, perfectionists, and women with imposter syndrome to feel less weighed down by their thoughts, and more free to live a fulfilling life. Clients who come to me are often overwhelmed with pressure to get things perfect and struggle with feeling “enough.” They often prioritize everyone else’s needs over their own and are left feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. They feel like everyone else has it “figured out”, and they want that too. My clients are ready to create change in their lives and feel more peace of mind.
(980) 243-0854 View (980) 243-0854
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Teen Health Connection
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
At Teen Health Connection, we empower every adolescent to be healthy, safe, and successful. Our team of 12 therapists specialize in working with adolescents and their families and use evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health disorders. Some of our specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and disordered eating. For more information about our therapists, please visit our website at TeenHealthConnection.org/Behavioral-Health/.
(704) 288-0165 View (704) 288-0165
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Talley Mortara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Welcome! Perhaps you are a couple looking to improve communication, address unmet needs, or overcome disconnection. Or maybe you are an individual who would like to improve your self-esteem, manage anxiety/depression, or navigate a life transition. Whatever your reason, congratulations on taking an important step toward prioritizing your mental health and well-being.
Welcome! Perhaps you are a couple looking to improve communication, address unmet needs, or overcome disconnection. Or maybe you are an individual who would like to improve your self-esteem, manage anxiety/depression, or navigate a life transition. Whatever your reason, congratulations on taking an important step toward prioritizing your mental health and well-being.
(704) 666-9712 View (704) 666-9712
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Alexia Manning
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming and exhausting especially when there’s that voice on the inside of you telling you that there has to be more. That voice tells you that you can be more confident, heal from hurtful experiences, have amazing relationships, and be the best version of yourself. The problem is that voice is often drowned out by fear, doubt, lack of confidence, and even past traumas. You know your purpose is great, but are frustrated, overwhelmed, and feel stuck.
Life can be overwhelming and exhausting especially when there’s that voice on the inside of you telling you that there has to be more. That voice tells you that you can be more confident, heal from hurtful experiences, have amazing relationships, and be the best version of yourself. The problem is that voice is often drowned out by fear, doubt, lack of confidence, and even past traumas. You know your purpose is great, but are frustrated, overwhelmed, and feel stuck.
(704) 709-8901 View (704) 709-8901
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Anne Hancock
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
At Wellness, we specialize in relationship issues and couples counseling. If you find it difficult to communicate with your partner or you are frustrated when s/he walks away, your relationship is likely in a negative cycle. All our therapists have experienced advanced training in working with couples and we would be happy to discuss what we do and how we can help. Week-to-week services are available in-office or online. 1-Day and 2 1/2-Day Intensives and Retreats are available in-office only.
At Wellness, we specialize in relationship issues and couples counseling. If you find it difficult to communicate with your partner or you are frustrated when s/he walks away, your relationship is likely in a negative cycle. All our therapists have experienced advanced training in working with couples and we would be happy to discuss what we do and how we can help. Week-to-week services are available in-office or online. 1-Day and 2 1/2-Day Intensives and Retreats are available in-office only.
(704) 319-5593 View (704) 319-5593
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Maxine Valencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. Reaching out for support is often the hardest step and I commend you for being here. Together, we will explore the layers of your life that have caused burden, stress, or sadness and work together to release you from their hold. I provide a virtual space of safety, connection, open expression, autonomy, authenticity, and collaboration. With compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. Reaching out for support is often the hardest step and I commend you for being here. Together, we will explore the layers of your life that have caused burden, stress, or sadness and work together to release you from their hold. I provide a virtual space of safety, connection, open expression, autonomy, authenticity, and collaboration. With compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(704) 387-3939 View (704) 387-3939
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Lesley Bittner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Hello there! Congratulations on taking the first step in considering behavioral health therapy. My name is Lesley, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Charlotte, NC area. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults struggling to cope with various emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, and we all need someone who will support us without judgement or criticism. Are you looking to find a more positive outlook? Resolve conflicts in your path? Learn healthy coping strategies? Increase your self-confidence and assertiveness?
Hello there! Congratulations on taking the first step in considering behavioral health therapy. My name is Lesley, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Charlotte, NC area. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults struggling to cope with various emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, and we all need someone who will support us without judgement or criticism. Are you looking to find a more positive outlook? Resolve conflicts in your path? Learn healthy coping strategies? Increase your self-confidence and assertiveness?
(980) 575-0616 View (980) 575-0616
Photo of Griffin Moore, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28211, NC
Griffin Moore
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
It takes extreme strength to admit our need for help. It is my honor and privilege to walk alongside you through your highest and lowest points. I tailor my approach to your unique, individual needs and background. I desire to be a place where you feel nurtured, unconditionally accepted, safe, and supported. I work with clients in the midst of life and family transitions and relationship distress. I also enjoy treating children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image concerns, and spirituality issues.
It takes extreme strength to admit our need for help. It is my honor and privilege to walk alongside you through your highest and lowest points. I tailor my approach to your unique, individual needs and background. I desire to be a place where you feel nurtured, unconditionally accepted, safe, and supported. I work with clients in the midst of life and family transitions and relationship distress. I also enjoy treating children, adolescents and adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image concerns, and spirituality issues.
(704) 237-6725 View (704) 237-6725
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Ashley Higgins, LCMHC, LCAS
LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this then I invite you to take a moment to appreciate what you have done. Despite the pain you are in, you have taken an important step toward change. Those whom I work with all have one thing in common—pain. Regardless of its form, nervousness, sadness, substance misuse, difficult thoughts, and/or traumatic memories, attempting to cope with this pain has led to more suffering. There now exists a gap between the life they are living and the one they desire. Life has become about avoiding, numbing, or distracting the pain away. Does this sound like you? If so, know this—you’re not broken, you’re stuck.
If you are reading this then I invite you to take a moment to appreciate what you have done. Despite the pain you are in, you have taken an important step toward change. Those whom I work with all have one thing in common—pain. Regardless of its form, nervousness, sadness, substance misuse, difficult thoughts, and/or traumatic memories, attempting to cope with this pain has led to more suffering. There now exists a gap between the life they are living and the one they desire. Life has become about avoiding, numbing, or distracting the pain away. Does this sound like you? If so, know this—you’re not broken, you’re stuck.
(704) 457-7853 View (704) 457-7853
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Shikha Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
I know it can feel like a challenge to ask for help - I know because I've done it myself. You've started to reflect on some of the things that have happened to you in life, maybe based on the way you were raised or significant events that have altered your way of living and thinking. You may feel stuck, you want more from your life and you want to change. You understand that in order to make change, you've got to work through some layers of your mind that can be inhibiting your growth. Allowing another person to hold your story with you sounds iffy but there is deep relief in knowing you are not alone.
I know it can feel like a challenge to ask for help - I know because I've done it myself. You've started to reflect on some of the things that have happened to you in life, maybe based on the way you were raised or significant events that have altered your way of living and thinking. You may feel stuck, you want more from your life and you want to change. You understand that in order to make change, you've got to work through some layers of your mind that can be inhibiting your growth. Allowing another person to hold your story with you sounds iffy but there is deep relief in knowing you are not alone.
(704) 272-2334 View (704) 272-2334
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Anna Stillman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, anger management, self-esteem issues, and adjustment to life stressors. I have also had experience working clinically with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, anger management, self-esteem issues, and adjustment to life stressors. I have also had experience working clinically with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
(857) 323-5545 View (857) 323-5545
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Nicole Marino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Clients often tell me they feel like something is missing or they know what the problem is but can't resolve it on their own. Most are beginning to recognize unhealthy patterns and can't quite understand the origin or how to change. They are distracting themselves from the real issues with self sabotaging behaviors such as overeating, overworking or excessive alcohol intake. Sometimes they just need help adjusting to life changes such as divorce, illness/health changes, partnering, retirement or becoming a parent. I treat a variety of issues/mental health diagnoses including weight management, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating and bariatric surgery.
Clients often tell me they feel like something is missing or they know what the problem is but can't resolve it on their own. Most are beginning to recognize unhealthy patterns and can't quite understand the origin or how to change. They are distracting themselves from the real issues with self sabotaging behaviors such as overeating, overworking or excessive alcohol intake. Sometimes they just need help adjusting to life changes such as divorce, illness/health changes, partnering, retirement or becoming a parent. I treat a variety of issues/mental health diagnoses including weight management, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating and bariatric surgery.
(704) 313-1945 View (704) 313-1945
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Sydney R Sarfan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I have a huge and growing passion for play therapy. The value of play in a child’s life cannot be dimmed down to a number, but can be seen to affect their development, self esteem, boundaries, confidence levels, and so much more. Using a fantastic playroom just for your child, with toys hand picked for their needs, I believe that they are capable of healing from within given the right tools and a little help from adults. Play Therapy focuses on children starting at age 4 through adolescence and uses scaffolding as they grow and learn how to express and identify confusing emotions that may come up through adversity.
I have a huge and growing passion for play therapy. The value of play in a child’s life cannot be dimmed down to a number, but can be seen to affect their development, self esteem, boundaries, confidence levels, and so much more. Using a fantastic playroom just for your child, with toys hand picked for their needs, I believe that they are capable of healing from within given the right tools and a little help from adults. Play Therapy focuses on children starting at age 4 through adolescence and uses scaffolding as they grow and learn how to express and identify confusing emotions that may come up through adversity.
(704) 459-2251 View (704) 459-2251

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Number of Therapists in 28211

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 28211 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28211 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28211?

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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.