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Shakirie Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming. One minute it's your job, then your relationship, next the kid(s), your family, and maybe even painful memories from your childhood. You just can't seem to catch a break. You try everything to get on the right track, but something always seems to get in the way. You've tried so hard to climb out of the worry, frustration and sadness; but eventually it's just exhausting. Should you give up? Or maybe just do the bare minimum to get by. You don't know which way to turn.
Life can feel overwhelming. One minute it's your job, then your relationship, next the kid(s), your family, and maybe even painful memories from your childhood. You just can't seem to catch a break. You try everything to get on the right track, but something always seems to get in the way. You've tried so hard to climb out of the worry, frustration and sadness; but eventually it's just exhausting. Should you give up? Or maybe just do the bare minimum to get by. You don't know which way to turn.
(864) 523-6164 View (864) 523-6164
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Natalie Wright Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Everyone needs a safe and non-judgmental space to be honest about areas of struggle. Maybe your anxiety, depression, or trauma symptoms have you asking, "what is wrong with me?" I will listen and validate those things that are difficult in your life. I will also help you to see how and why your stress response is perfectly normal, and work with you to find a way forward. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults of all ages who are struggling with a variety of concerns, including insecurities, anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship conflict, and phase-of-life issues.
Everyone needs a safe and non-judgmental space to be honest about areas of struggle. Maybe your anxiety, depression, or trauma symptoms have you asking, "what is wrong with me?" I will listen and validate those things that are difficult in your life. I will also help you to see how and why your stress response is perfectly normal, and work with you to find a way forward. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults of all ages who are struggling with a variety of concerns, including insecurities, anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship conflict, and phase-of-life issues.
(864) 732-4315 View (864) 732-4315
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Jessica Fairfax
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611  (Online Only)
You’re exhausted with trying to live up to everyone's standards. Your kids, your parents, your partner, work. You feel like you can't get it right and you're just trying to keep it all together. You want to show up better for yourself and your family, but lately just getting through the day is a win. Your inner critic is loud and overpowering, pointing out flaws in yourself every day. You find yourself getting snippy with your family and playing back past frustrations in your head over and over again. You want to be your best for everyone but most days you’re too exhausted. You crave a sense of peace and rest in your busy mind.
You’re exhausted with trying to live up to everyone's standards. Your kids, your parents, your partner, work. You feel like you can't get it right and you're just trying to keep it all together. You want to show up better for yourself and your family, but lately just getting through the day is a win. Your inner critic is loud and overpowering, pointing out flaws in yourself every day. You find yourself getting snippy with your family and playing back past frustrations in your head over and over again. You want to be your best for everyone but most days you’re too exhausted. You crave a sense of peace and rest in your busy mind.
(864) 383-1614 View (864) 383-1614
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Carolina Bustamante
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Waitlist for new clients
You've likely found our page because you're concerned about your child's behavior. He or she has frequent tantrums, disobeys your directions, makes poor decisions, or may even be aggressive. You worry about his or her ability to focus, communicate, and interact with others appropriately. You're not sure what went wrong or why he or she is acting like this, and nothing you do seems to help or work. We aren't born with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively parent a child with behavioral problems, but through structured parent training and coaching you can learn how to transform your child's behavior.
You've likely found our page because you're concerned about your child's behavior. He or she has frequent tantrums, disobeys your directions, makes poor decisions, or may even be aggressive. You worry about his or her ability to focus, communicate, and interact with others appropriately. You're not sure what went wrong or why he or she is acting like this, and nothing you do seems to help or work. We aren't born with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively parent a child with behavioral problems, but through structured parent training and coaching you can learn how to transform your child's behavior.
(864) 523-2829 View (864) 523-2829
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Hannah Noel Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, , EdS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Welcome! I am so glad you have gathered the courage to begin YOUR healing journey. We all go through seasons that feel heavier and anxiety-ridden and it takes bravery to seek out help from a professional. My role as a counselor is to come alongside you and figure out ways we can obtain the quality of life you deserve. My experience includes working with populations such as adolescents, adults, couples, and veterans! More specifically, I have experience with clients who present with anxiety and depression as well as history with trauma. Additionally, I really enjoy working with couples using the Gottman Method.
Welcome! I am so glad you have gathered the courage to begin YOUR healing journey. We all go through seasons that feel heavier and anxiety-ridden and it takes bravery to seek out help from a professional. My role as a counselor is to come alongside you and figure out ways we can obtain the quality of life you deserve. My experience includes working with populations such as adolescents, adults, couples, and veterans! More specifically, I have experience with clients who present with anxiety and depression as well as history with trauma. Additionally, I really enjoy working with couples using the Gottman Method.
(864) 413-8191 View (864) 413-8191
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MB Tabor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You feel like your partner just doesn't get it - like they don't understand you. You're stuck in a pattern that seems to never end: one of you gets quiet and the other gets louder, and this cycle seems to repeat over and over again. Your sex life is strained. But talking about sex is hard.
You feel like your partner just doesn't get it - like they don't understand you. You're stuck in a pattern that seems to never end: one of you gets quiet and the other gets louder, and this cycle seems to repeat over and over again. Your sex life is strained. But talking about sex is hard.
(864) 310-7881 View (864) 310-7881
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Annika Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, CFLE
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients across California. I believe that every person deserves beautiful relationships built on trust, compassion, effective communication, and mutual respect. If you're in a new relationship, therapy can be an ideal place to create a strong foundation for lasting love. Therapy is also for people facing the most difficult personal and relationship challenges such as chronic mental health concerns, extreme conflict, trauma, parenting/family issues, and profound betrayal. I have an unwavering commitment to helping individuals and couples heal, renew connections, or make brave decisions to choose new unknown paths.
Now accepting new clients across California. I believe that every person deserves beautiful relationships built on trust, compassion, effective communication, and mutual respect. If you're in a new relationship, therapy can be an ideal place to create a strong foundation for lasting love. Therapy is also for people facing the most difficult personal and relationship challenges such as chronic mental health concerns, extreme conflict, trauma, parenting/family issues, and profound betrayal. I have an unwavering commitment to helping individuals and couples heal, renew connections, or make brave decisions to choose new unknown paths.
(864) 514-5733 View (864) 514-5733
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Veronica Riquelme
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Life becomes unmanageable at times. A solution to a problem seems impossible. My own personal experiences have helped me to overcome many difficulties and become an empathetic and skilled therapist. I work with clients who are affected by a variety of issues and have to deal with difficulties and painful circumstances. I really enjoy when my client's faces brighten up when they're able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Life becomes unmanageable at times. A solution to a problem seems impossible. My own personal experiences have helped me to overcome many difficulties and become an empathetic and skilled therapist. I work with clients who are affected by a variety of issues and have to deal with difficulties and painful circumstances. I really enjoy when my client's faces brighten up when they're able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
(864) 635-6144 View (864) 635-6144
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Denise Marie Tow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons a person might pursue counseling. The changes may have occurred slowly but can affect you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and relationally. Your identity was built around important roles you filled and now you are facing unanticipated challenges. Are you having difficulty pulling the pieces together to make meaning of your experiences? Is worry a hovering shadow that interrupts your ability to experience joy or restful sleep? It is my goal to create a collaborative atmosphere that allows personal growth and insight as well as exploring solutions to problems in life.
There are many reasons a person might pursue counseling. The changes may have occurred slowly but can affect you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and relationally. Your identity was built around important roles you filled and now you are facing unanticipated challenges. Are you having difficulty pulling the pieces together to make meaning of your experiences? Is worry a hovering shadow that interrupts your ability to experience joy or restful sleep? It is my goal to create a collaborative atmosphere that allows personal growth and insight as well as exploring solutions to problems in life.
(864) 501-5244 View (864) 501-5244
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Upstate Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, TF-CBT, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina and a Master's of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My education and experience has prepared me to counsel individuals, groups, children, adults, and adolescents.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina and a Master's of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My education and experience has prepared me to counsel individuals, groups, children, adults, and adolescents.
(864) 513-1450 View (864) 513-1450
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Suzy Sneed-Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
"Whatever you do hold onto hope, my friend. The tiniest thread will twist into an unbreakable cord. Let hope anchor you in the possibility that this is not the end of your story, that hope will anchor you onto peaceful shores."-unknown. Helping individuals and families thrive is my passion as I believe that we are all inherently capable of healing and even thriving from challenging situations and painful life transitions. Leading people to their unique path for healing and understanding their own power and pain is an honor I cherish.
"Whatever you do hold onto hope, my friend. The tiniest thread will twist into an unbreakable cord. Let hope anchor you in the possibility that this is not the end of your story, that hope will anchor you onto peaceful shores."-unknown. Helping individuals and families thrive is my passion as I believe that we are all inherently capable of healing and even thriving from challenging situations and painful life transitions. Leading people to their unique path for healing and understanding their own power and pain is an honor I cherish.
(864) 362-3951 View (864) 362-3951
Photo of Rosario Quinonez, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rosario Quinonez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Are you experiencing depression? Anxiety? Stress? Transition difficulties? You are on the right track to find help and you are NOT alone. I truly believe a therapeutic relationship is the baseline for a successful treatment. My focus is on helping kids, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome life challenges. I see the person as a whole and I can help you heal in a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment. I think you are unique with unique qualities and strengths, and I focus my treatment in making you aware of those strengths to become successful in life. I have experience with Hispanic and Latino population.
Are you experiencing depression? Anxiety? Stress? Transition difficulties? You are on the right track to find help and you are NOT alone. I truly believe a therapeutic relationship is the baseline for a successful treatment. My focus is on helping kids, adolescents, adults, and families to overcome life challenges. I see the person as a whole and I can help you heal in a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment. I think you are unique with unique qualities and strengths, and I focus my treatment in making you aware of those strengths to become successful in life. I have experience with Hispanic and Latino population.
(864) 740-3167 View (864) 740-3167
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Emily P Gilliam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRADC, MISAII
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
The heart of my practice is helping clients discover and effect the changes they want in their lives with empathy, compassion, honesty, and respect. I understand that life can present us with painful challenges, and I strive to meet you exactly where you are and help get you where you want to be. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am deeply committed to assisting people with recovery in all of its guises, including depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship issues, environmental stresses, issues faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, and trauma.
The heart of my practice is helping clients discover and effect the changes they want in their lives with empathy, compassion, honesty, and respect. I understand that life can present us with painful challenges, and I strive to meet you exactly where you are and help get you where you want to be. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am deeply committed to assisting people with recovery in all of its guises, including depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship issues, environmental stresses, issues faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, and trauma.
(864) 319-0439 View (864) 319-0439
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Nicole Lopez: Lifestreams Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, ADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Is there stress in your life and you find it difficult to manage and be happy in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of depression & anxiety and would like to learn how to cope better? Would you like to have better communication and stability in relationships? Has your mental health taken a toll on your personal happiness and in relationships? As a therapist, I can help you develop healthy, positive strategies to create the life and healthy relationships you have been looking for and the support to overcome life's challenges.
Is there stress in your life and you find it difficult to manage and be happy in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of depression & anxiety and would like to learn how to cope better? Would you like to have better communication and stability in relationships? Has your mental health taken a toll on your personal happiness and in relationships? As a therapist, I can help you develop healthy, positive strategies to create the life and healthy relationships you have been looking for and the support to overcome life's challenges.
(864) 668-6034 View (864) 668-6034
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Abby Sepanski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Not accepting new clients
I'm glad you are here! Coming to therapy isn’t always easy, so if this is your first time, or you are looking for a new therapeutic experience, I’ll help you feel comfortable, safe, and confident about our work together. I am passionate about working with individuals who are considering how positive change can impact their lives. Together, we will uncover the behaviors and feelings that have kept you stuck - stuck in your life, your relationships, and work or school. My style is friendly, personable, engaged, and supportive. We can kick off our shoes and sip coffee or tea while we talk.
I'm glad you are here! Coming to therapy isn’t always easy, so if this is your first time, or you are looking for a new therapeutic experience, I’ll help you feel comfortable, safe, and confident about our work together. I am passionate about working with individuals who are considering how positive change can impact their lives. Together, we will uncover the behaviors and feelings that have kept you stuck - stuck in your life, your relationships, and work or school. My style is friendly, personable, engaged, and supportive. We can kick off our shoes and sip coffee or tea while we talk.
(864) 432-5432 View (864) 432-5432
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Suzanne Hartness Fentress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck and don’t know what to do or where to turn? You have worked so hard yet your life has become nothing like you imagined. You’ve tried talking to friends and family, but nothing seems to help. When is the last time you felt happy? I mean really happy with your life? With my unique skill set, education and background. I am here to help you meet you personal and professional goals by creating a life worth living. I assist adults and elders, dealing with adjustment disorders, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, life transitions, mood disorders and substance abuse meet their full potential.
Are you feeling stuck and don’t know what to do or where to turn? You have worked so hard yet your life has become nothing like you imagined. You’ve tried talking to friends and family, but nothing seems to help. When is the last time you felt happy? I mean really happy with your life? With my unique skill set, education and background. I am here to help you meet you personal and professional goals by creating a life worth living. I assist adults and elders, dealing with adjustment disorders, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, life transitions, mood disorders and substance abuse meet their full potential.
(864) 479-6692 View (864) 479-6692
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Rebecca Phifer-Ball Anxiety Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29611
Feeling lost? Angry? Maybe even a little broken? That's okay. In therapy, there are no masks, no need to hide your true feelings. You can cuss, cry, or scream if you want. It's your space to be unapologetically you, without expectations or judgments. Maybe you've been through therapy before, and while it helped to have someone listen & give you coping skills, it was like slapping a Band-Aid on a wound. You know logically what you should do, but your emotions keep dragging you down different paths. Those thoughts of not being good enough, needing to please everyone, or striving for perfection, They're suffocating, aren't they?
Feeling lost? Angry? Maybe even a little broken? That's okay. In therapy, there are no masks, no need to hide your true feelings. You can cuss, cry, or scream if you want. It's your space to be unapologetically you, without expectations or judgments. Maybe you've been through therapy before, and while it helped to have someone listen & give you coping skills, it was like slapping a Band-Aid on a wound. You know logically what you should do, but your emotions keep dragging you down different paths. Those thoughts of not being good enough, needing to please everyone, or striving for perfection, They're suffocating, aren't they?
(864) 619-0750 View (864) 619-0750
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Theresa Gomes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMFTS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Being able to help others has always been a passion of mine. My educational and professional experience has allowed me to create a broad variety of specialties. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida in 2004. During my stay, I was able to work with specialty organizations that focused on equality and activism for groups such as LGBTQ+, military support, and women's rights. The following year, I was able to dive deeper into the complexities of systems theory while at Nova Southeastern University.
Being able to help others has always been a passion of mine. My educational and professional experience has allowed me to create a broad variety of specialties. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida in 2004. During my stay, I was able to work with specialty organizations that focused on equality and activism for groups such as LGBTQ+, military support, and women's rights. The following year, I was able to dive deeper into the complexities of systems theory while at Nova Southeastern University.
(864) 663-2218 View (864) 663-2218
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Deborah J Whittemore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW CP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
I earned my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 1989, and have worked through the lifespan with clients in a variety of settings. I have been committed to helping people from all walks of life to find the courage to transform their lives. Whether you are experiencing distress related to your past or present, I utilize creative, non-stressful methods to support you in identifying and being able to use your strengths. The goal being able to enhance your self awareness towards healing so that you can lead the life you want.
I earned my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 1989, and have worked through the lifespan with clients in a variety of settings. I have been committed to helping people from all walks of life to find the courage to transform their lives. Whether you are experiencing distress related to your past or present, I utilize creative, non-stressful methods to support you in identifying and being able to use your strengths. The goal being able to enhance your self awareness towards healing so that you can lead the life you want.
(864) 689-4203 View (864) 689-4203

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29611

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 29611 who prioritize treating:

89% Relationship Issues
89% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress
74% Women's Issues
68% Parenting

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 29611 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29611?

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.