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Lydia Elyse Shively
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, ATR-P, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Does your busy life have you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated, or like you're not connecting to your true self anymore? My passion is to help others, especially through art. My 13 years of combined experience as an art teacher and a school counselor and my credentials can help you in your life journey to your best self.
Does your busy life have you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated, or like you're not connecting to your true self anymore? My passion is to help others, especially through art. My 13 years of combined experience as an art teacher and a school counselor and my credentials can help you in your life journey to your best self.
(910) 707-3505 View (910) 707-3505
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Sheri L Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance.
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance.
(910) 569-9521 View (910) 569-9521
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Megan Kovach
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
I want to acknowledge that it takes courage, bravery, and vulnerability to take the first step toward overcoming your challenges. I am honored to support you through this journey to healing and empowerment! I strive to provide a safe space for you so that we can work through any of your challenges together. I specialize in providing therapy in areas of perinatal mental health, trauma, grief and traumatic grief, and anxiety for children, teens, and adults using evidenced-based approaches. I believe individuals of all ages have the resilience and capability of moving forward past difficult life experiences.
I want to acknowledge that it takes courage, bravery, and vulnerability to take the first step toward overcoming your challenges. I am honored to support you through this journey to healing and empowerment! I strive to provide a safe space for you so that we can work through any of your challenges together. I specialize in providing therapy in areas of perinatal mental health, trauma, grief and traumatic grief, and anxiety for children, teens, and adults using evidenced-based approaches. I believe individuals of all ages have the resilience and capability of moving forward past difficult life experiences.
(910) 776-2947 View (910) 776-2947
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Denise Strickland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Evolve or repeat. Therapy, by nature, can be challenging. It can appear scary, overwhelming, and anxiety-inducing; you are essentially vocalizing (to a stranger!) your challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, and insecurities. And sometimes that needs to happen to grow. My mantra over the last year has been to evolve or repeat. That’s it. Evolve or repeat. Frequently we establish and maintain patterns of thoughts and behaviors, based on past experiences and memories which are unhealthy and unproductive. I believe these patterns and cycles are the root to unhappiness and barriers to change.
Evolve or repeat. Therapy, by nature, can be challenging. It can appear scary, overwhelming, and anxiety-inducing; you are essentially vocalizing (to a stranger!) your challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, and insecurities. And sometimes that needs to happen to grow. My mantra over the last year has been to evolve or repeat. That’s it. Evolve or repeat. Frequently we establish and maintain patterns of thoughts and behaviors, based on past experiences and memories which are unhealthy and unproductive. I believe these patterns and cycles are the root to unhappiness and barriers to change.
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Crown & Cloak Consulting PLLC
Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, CPTT-C, APSATS
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Divorcing or considering it? Discovered your partner or spouse has been lying & cheating? Feeling despair, hopeless, and powerless? Confused, enraged, and hurt? Unbearable pain and you can hardly breathe? You are not sure what is real or not, questioning everything? Blaming yourself? Asking yourself: How did this happen? How did I not know? How did we get here? You need answers. You can’t sleep, eat, or make clear decisions. You have reached your breaking point and need someone to help you navigate the before, during, and after emotions of divorce. I can help.
Divorcing or considering it? Discovered your partner or spouse has been lying & cheating? Feeling despair, hopeless, and powerless? Confused, enraged, and hurt? Unbearable pain and you can hardly breathe? You are not sure what is real or not, questioning everything? Blaming yourself? Asking yourself: How did this happen? How did I not know? How did we get here? You need answers. You can’t sleep, eat, or make clear decisions. You have reached your breaking point and need someone to help you navigate the before, during, and after emotions of divorce. I can help.
(910) 541-5330 View (910) 541-5330
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Full Circle Life Therapy, PLLC
PhD, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Holly Ridge, NC 28445  (Online Only)
My ideal clients have a broad range of concerns, including those who have suffered domestic and/or sexual abuse, other traumatic events, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. I can help these clients learn coping skills to gain confidence, grow resilient, accept and manage their conditions for a better quality of life. I am Dr. Hiza Jackson-Price, a Navy Veteran, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and Clinical Addictions Specialist. I've provided both individual and group counseling to chemically dependent persons, as well as families, couples, active-duty military and Veteran populations.
My ideal clients have a broad range of concerns, including those who have suffered domestic and/or sexual abuse, other traumatic events, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. I can help these clients learn coping skills to gain confidence, grow resilient, accept and manage their conditions for a better quality of life. I am Dr. Hiza Jackson-Price, a Navy Veteran, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and Clinical Addictions Specialist. I've provided both individual and group counseling to chemically dependent persons, as well as families, couples, active-duty military and Veteran populations.
(910) 466-6867 View (910) 466-6867
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Beautiful Angels Counseling
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
I am Summer Bowman, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, an Adjunct Psychology Instructor, and a US Air Force Veteran. I do virtual counseling with individuals and parents in private practice in Holly Ridge, NC. I have been a counselor for 8 years. My bachelors degree is in Elementary Education with ESL endorsement (K-9). While teaching in public schools, I worked on attaining my Master's Degree in Psychology with a Specialty in Clinical in order to help people, especially those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I am Summer Bowman, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, an Adjunct Psychology Instructor, and a US Air Force Veteran. I do virtual counseling with individuals and parents in private practice in Holly Ridge, NC. I have been a counselor for 8 years. My bachelors degree is in Elementary Education with ESL endorsement (K-9). While teaching in public schools, I worked on attaining my Master's Degree in Psychology with a Specialty in Clinical in order to help people, especially those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(910) 507-2328 View (910) 507-2328
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Jessica DeLeon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified Verified
Holly Ridge, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking balance in your life? Want to take on the world and do all the things but some how something is not quite clicking right? Maybe there is struggle in your intimate relationships, or you are unhappy in your life and career, maybe you cant get out of your own head. If you have a strong desire to connect and to achieve in your work and personal life, want better relationships, better quality of life and to feel happy and fulfilled in all that you do, I cant wait to meet you. I understand that there are multiple layers of connection and possibility and want you to understand and embrace who you are in the world.
Seeking balance in your life? Want to take on the world and do all the things but some how something is not quite clicking right? Maybe there is struggle in your intimate relationships, or you are unhappy in your life and career, maybe you cant get out of your own head. If you have a strong desire to connect and to achieve in your work and personal life, want better relationships, better quality of life and to feel happy and fulfilled in all that you do, I cant wait to meet you. I understand that there are multiple layers of connection and possibility and want you to understand and embrace who you are in the world.
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Kristen Lindinger
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
Does it seem like life is sometimes a little overwhelming? That you don't always seem to have a handle on how to navigate the daily stressors and life changes? Do you struggle to make genuine connections with new people or just have nothing left in your gas tank at the end of each day to foster the relationships you do have? You aren't alone. And counseling is a great place to explore these feelings and find a new, more fulfilling path forward.
Does it seem like life is sometimes a little overwhelming? That you don't always seem to have a handle on how to navigate the daily stressors and life changes? Do you struggle to make genuine connections with new people or just have nothing left in your gas tank at the end of each day to foster the relationships you do have? You aren't alone. And counseling is a great place to explore these feelings and find a new, more fulfilling path forward.
(910) 841-1616 View (910) 841-1616
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Holly Giarratano
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Holly Ridge, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy thinking patterns? Not able to meet your goals because of self-sabotaging behaviors? Maybe you’re feeling down about yourself, or feelings of uncertainty have set in. Are you drinking or using other substances more than you’d like? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then we should talk! I work with teens and adults who want to change negative patterns in their lives, improve self-esteem, and get free from problems that have them feeling stuck
Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy thinking patterns? Not able to meet your goals because of self-sabotaging behaviors? Maybe you’re feeling down about yourself, or feelings of uncertainty have set in. Are you drinking or using other substances more than you’d like? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then we should talk! I work with teens and adults who want to change negative patterns in their lives, improve self-esteem, and get free from problems that have them feeling stuck
(513) 901-3922 View (513) 901-3922
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Aly Eaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
Are you looking to slow down in this busy world we live in? My hope is to help guide you toward the life you truly desire. Whether it be to manage anxiety, embrace imperfection, find your purpose, gain clarity, improve self-worth, or foster healthier relationships, we will work together towards your goals in life.
Are you looking to slow down in this busy world we live in? My hope is to help guide you toward the life you truly desire. Whether it be to manage anxiety, embrace imperfection, find your purpose, gain clarity, improve self-worth, or foster healthier relationships, we will work together towards your goals in life.
(910) 901-3448 View (910) 901-3448
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Alicia Chinlund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPA, CHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Congratulations! You've finally made the important decision to seek professional support. Search no further. As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I've spent the past 35 years in successful clinical practice, building strong relationships with clients who trust me to listen respectfully and intervene effectively as we work together to resolve their problems. Skilled in diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric disorders, I also provide non-medical treatment such as relationship counseling, stress management, parent education, and skill-building across a full spectrum of everyday life concerns.
Congratulations! You've finally made the important decision to seek professional support. Search no further. As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I've spent the past 35 years in successful clinical practice, building strong relationships with clients who trust me to listen respectfully and intervene effectively as we work together to resolve their problems. Skilled in diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric disorders, I also provide non-medical treatment such as relationship counseling, stress management, parent education, and skill-building across a full spectrum of everyday life concerns.
(910) 218-9848 View (910) 218-9848
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Shawn Morton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MEd, NCC, LCMHCS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Not accepting new clients
I believe that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. I strive to create caring, therapeutic relationships where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced, and self-worth can grow and flourish.
I believe that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. I strive to create caring, therapeutic relationships where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced, and self-worth can grow and flourish.
(910) 216-0102 View (910) 216-0102
Kim Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working in the Wilmington NC area. I see adults, children, couples and families. I also work with Autism Spectrum adults and children. I am credentialed with most insurance companies which I can help you with when you schedule an appointment.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working in the Wilmington NC area. I see adults, children, couples and families. I also work with Autism Spectrum adults and children. I am credentialed with most insurance companies which I can help you with when you schedule an appointment.
(910) 270-9995 View (910) 270-9995
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Mary M Godin
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. I strive to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. I have worked in outpatient mental health for over 20 years with a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. I strive to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. I have worked in outpatient mental health for over 20 years with a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders.
(910) 447-9914 View (910) 447-9914
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Linda Whitlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Waitlist for new clients
"Only in an open non judgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we're not caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really are, which allows us to be with them and communicate with them properly." This quote by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun expresses the atmosphere I hope to create for clients seeking counseling services from me. For more than 30 years I have attempted to provide, through a collaborative dialogue services that will improve each clients quality of life.
"Only in an open non judgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we're not caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really are, which allows us to be with them and communicate with them properly." This quote by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun expresses the atmosphere I hope to create for clients seeking counseling services from me. For more than 30 years I have attempted to provide, through a collaborative dialogue services that will improve each clients quality of life.
(910) 202-6504 View (910) 202-6504
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Dr. Wendy G Harris, Counseling & Supervision
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdD, LCMHC S, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
**Please feel free to leave us a message** If you're reading my profile you've taken an important first step towards change. Sometimes taking that first step feels challenging. I'm glad you're here! As my client we will work together to set realistic goals that are specific to making positive life changes, building strength, enhancing resiliency and overall personal growth. The relationships I establish with my clients are compassionate, collaborative and geared towards individual success. Working together, we'll pull from several different treatment modalities that will assist in producing positive life results.
**Please feel free to leave us a message** If you're reading my profile you've taken an important first step towards change. Sometimes taking that first step feels challenging. I'm glad you're here! As my client we will work together to set realistic goals that are specific to making positive life changes, building strength, enhancing resiliency and overall personal growth. The relationships I establish with my clients are compassionate, collaborative and geared towards individual success. Working together, we'll pull from several different treatment modalities that will assist in producing positive life results.
(919) 816-2030 View (919) 816-2030
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Danielle Lamb
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
Danielle is a University of the Cumberlands Graduate student, pursuing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, depression and relationship issues.
Danielle is a University of the Cumberlands Graduate student, pursuing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, depression and relationship issues.
(910) 390-1374 View (910) 390-1374
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Patricia Ann Geel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTHP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) providing telemental health therapy services in North Carolina. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with concerns including but not limited to relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment problems. I have extensive experience working with military couples and families as well as in assisting clients who have experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I hold certifications as a trauma professional and also as a clinical telemental health professional.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) providing telemental health therapy services in North Carolina. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with concerns including but not limited to relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment problems. I have extensive experience working with military couples and families as well as in assisting clients who have experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I hold certifications as a trauma professional and also as a clinical telemental health professional.
(910) 773-4102 View (910) 773-4102
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Marie Francis
MA, LCMHC, NCC, DCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
(910) 202-6110 View (910) 202-6110
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Number of Therapists in 28445

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28445 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
89% Coping Skills
85% Depression
81% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28445 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

97% Female
3% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28445?

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.