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Healing Hearts Group, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
At Healing Hearts Groups, we focus on the needs of the individual, no two people are exactly alike therefore our practice is eclectic in nature to utilize what will best fit each scenario. We accompany you through your journey of healing and becoming your best self through using modalities such as Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
At Healing Hearts Groups, we focus on the needs of the individual, no two people are exactly alike therefore our practice is eclectic in nature to utilize what will best fit each scenario. We accompany you through your journey of healing and becoming your best self through using modalities such as Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
(470) 616-5304 View (470) 616-5304
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Felicia Cecile Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Pre-teens, youth, young adults, individuals, women, groups will find a welcoming space to explore new understandings, "aha" alternatives to the presenting hindrances to daily living. Associate Professional Counselors/Licensed Associate Professional Counselors will experience a knowledge-based supportive direction to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Clients who are seeking to pursue new meanings, redefine goals, and collaborate in identifying individual solutions to enhance daily successes for the joy of living will find an invitation to do just so. Talking time by the session's end is met with an "aha" alternative!
Pre-teens, youth, young adults, individuals, women, groups will find a welcoming space to explore new understandings, "aha" alternatives to the presenting hindrances to daily living. Associate Professional Counselors/Licensed Associate Professional Counselors will experience a knowledge-based supportive direction to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Clients who are seeking to pursue new meanings, redefine goals, and collaborate in identifying individual solutions to enhance daily successes for the joy of living will find an invitation to do just so. Talking time by the session's end is met with an "aha" alternative!
(470) 688-3284 View (470) 688-3284
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Mary Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, CADCII
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Silence can hurt. Yes, the roles of being a mom, wife, friend, and child are GREAT but they can also be draining. Maybe you know your relationships are unfulfilling or your work life has been stressful for quite some time. You may be thinking how you got here. You may be wondering if you are the problem. Your doubts and anxieties about the world around you may be stemming from societal pressure, cultural influence, or past experiences- which we know is unfair to compare our situation to past events.
Silence can hurt. Yes, the roles of being a mom, wife, friend, and child are GREAT but they can also be draining. Maybe you know your relationships are unfulfilling or your work life has been stressful for quite some time. You may be thinking how you got here. You may be wondering if you are the problem. Your doubts and anxieties about the world around you may be stemming from societal pressure, cultural influence, or past experiences- which we know is unfair to compare our situation to past events.
(470) 729-9636 View (470) 729-9636
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Nicole Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
The ideal client I envision is someone who is open to self-reflection and committed to their personal growth and well-being. They may be dealing with a range of issues such as:Anxiety and Stress: They might struggle with excessive worry, fear, or stress that impacts their daily life.Depression: They may experience persistent sadness, low energy, or a loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed.Relationship Challenges: They could be facing difficulties in their personal relationships, such as communication problems or conflicts.Self-Esteem Issues: They might have low self-esteem, struggling with self-doubt and self-criticism.
The ideal client I envision is someone who is open to self-reflection and committed to their personal growth and well-being. They may be dealing with a range of issues such as:Anxiety and Stress: They might struggle with excessive worry, fear, or stress that impacts their daily life.Depression: They may experience persistent sadness, low energy, or a loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed.Relationship Challenges: They could be facing difficulties in their personal relationships, such as communication problems or conflicts.Self-Esteem Issues: They might have low self-esteem, struggling with self-doubt and self-criticism.
(678) 336-8250 View (678) 336-8250
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Terance Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
Navigating life's changes can be challenging and without guidance, support, and wise counsel, it can become overwhelming. I'd be happy to join with you and support you as you navigate change. I specialize in providing counsel for those experiencing difficulty with adjusting to change, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have experience serving youth, adults and families along the spectrum of the integrative stages of recovery. My three treatment modalities are aligned with Internal Family Systems therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
Navigating life's changes can be challenging and without guidance, support, and wise counsel, it can become overwhelming. I'd be happy to join with you and support you as you navigate change. I specialize in providing counsel for those experiencing difficulty with adjusting to change, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have experience serving youth, adults and families along the spectrum of the integrative stages of recovery. My three treatment modalities are aligned with Internal Family Systems therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
(470) 660-5262 View (470) 660-5262
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Belinda Tarver
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Sometimes it can feel like our past is haunting us; therefore, we have to get past the pain of the past in order to move in a direction that is healthy and fulfilling. Whatever was used to cover up those scars must be taken off, so we are no longer bound to it. In order to experience being healthy on purpose in every aspect of life; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically we must take off the cover and walk in a direction that God is calling us to. Belinda creates a safe space for clients to heal, get delivered, and set free from the past; and have healthy relationships, positive coping skills, and increase confidence.
Sometimes it can feel like our past is haunting us; therefore, we have to get past the pain of the past in order to move in a direction that is healthy and fulfilling. Whatever was used to cover up those scars must be taken off, so we are no longer bound to it. In order to experience being healthy on purpose in every aspect of life; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically we must take off the cover and walk in a direction that God is calling us to. Belinda creates a safe space for clients to heal, get delivered, and set free from the past; and have healthy relationships, positive coping skills, and increase confidence.
(470) 570-9325 View (470) 570-9325
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A Walk With Grace, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013
A Walk with Grace, LLC, presents a compassionate and non-judgmental space to approach change. I am a licensed professional counselor committed to working with individuals, couples and families who are seeking to discover skills as they recover from life challenges. This collaborative approach help clients to better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors as they transition through the healing process. I believe that when we understand our past we are then able to make informed decisions about how we choose to interact in our present.
A Walk with Grace, LLC, presents a compassionate and non-judgmental space to approach change. I am a licensed professional counselor committed to working with individuals, couples and families who are seeking to discover skills as they recover from life challenges. This collaborative approach help clients to better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors as they transition through the healing process. I believe that when we understand our past we are then able to make informed decisions about how we choose to interact in our present.
(470) 410-7232 View (470) 410-7232
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Elysia Lofton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults and adolescents, and provides care for patients who struggle with anxiety and depression. It can be difficult when facing transitions and crisis in your life. Clients want to feel heard and be prepared to use the tools to cope with what comes their way.
I work with adults and adolescents, and provides care for patients who struggle with anxiety and depression. It can be difficult when facing transitions and crisis in your life. Clients want to feel heard and be prepared to use the tools to cope with what comes their way.
(678) 635-9686 View (678) 635-9686
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Heart, Hope and Healing LLC
Counselor, LPC, CCTP-I, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Hello! I am looking for people who want to learn how to manage their past traumatic experiences, and understand how to manage those emotions. The ideal client is willing to explore how their anxiety, depression, relational and adolescents issues can impact their daily lives. They're ready to understand how various types of trauma responses appear as various emotions, and work to change those responses.
Hello! I am looking for people who want to learn how to manage their past traumatic experiences, and understand how to manage those emotions. The ideal client is willing to explore how their anxiety, depression, relational and adolescents issues can impact their daily lives. They're ready to understand how various types of trauma responses appear as various emotions, and work to change those responses.
(678) 343-2750 View (678) 343-2750
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Dione Hutchinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
My ideal client is seeking healing, guidance, and spiritual growth. They may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, and are in need of support and encouragement. Their goal is to find peace, joy, and purpose in their life through a deeper connection with God. They want to understand themselves better, overcome past hurts, and live a life aligned with their faith and values. They desire to experience emotional and spiritual wholeness, and to cultivate a sense of hope and fulfillment in their journey.
My ideal client is seeking healing, guidance, and spiritual growth. They may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, and are in need of support and encouragement. Their goal is to find peace, joy, and purpose in their life through a deeper connection with God. They want to understand themselves better, overcome past hurts, and live a life aligned with their faith and values. They desire to experience emotional and spiritual wholeness, and to cultivate a sense of hope and fulfillment in their journey.
(470) 665-4909 View (470) 665-4909
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Jenise Greene
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
Jenise Greene, LPC Jenise Greene is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master in Professional Counseling from Argosy University with an add-on degree in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia. Jenise strives to help clients restore health, hope, mental, physical, and relationship challenges In her spare time, Jenise enjoys establishing food pantry for families in need, shopping, and painting.
Jenise Greene, LPC Jenise Greene is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master in Professional Counseling from Argosy University with an add-on degree in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia. Jenise strives to help clients restore health, hope, mental, physical, and relationship challenges In her spare time, Jenise enjoys establishing food pantry for families in need, shopping, and painting.
(470) 946-7565 View (470) 946-7565
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Nakisha O. Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
Does it seem as though everyone around you is living while you're simply existing? Do you feel misunderstood, sad, or angry for extended periods of time. If so, we invite you to begin the healing journey today. The stigma once associated with mental health is finally gone. Society has evolved and now more than ever we understand the importance of addressing our mental health as vigorously as we do our physical ailments. We offer confidential and supportive therapy while educating and encouraging our clients to identify and eliminate the barriers that have prevented them from becoming the very best version of themselves.
Does it seem as though everyone around you is living while you're simply existing? Do you feel misunderstood, sad, or angry for extended periods of time. If so, we invite you to begin the healing journey today. The stigma once associated with mental health is finally gone. Society has evolved and now more than ever we understand the importance of addressing our mental health as vigorously as we do our physical ailments. We offer confidential and supportive therapy while educating and encouraging our clients to identify and eliminate the barriers that have prevented them from becoming the very best version of themselves.
(470) 309-5480 View (470) 309-5480
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Paula L Christian-Stallworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CJSOC
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
You have tried everything imaginable to shake the depression, addiction, readjust after a tremendous loss. It's been difficult adjusting to this new way of life. You've not been able to find someone to talk with, you can trust and who will listen. It has become intolerable or you want to prevent it from becoming so. You just know you what relief, experience the joy of living again, want to overcome this sense of feeling stuck. You want to know that happiness is possible, you can begin again and live your best life possible. Renew or enhance your faith and relationship with God. Live!
You have tried everything imaginable to shake the depression, addiction, readjust after a tremendous loss. It's been difficult adjusting to this new way of life. You've not been able to find someone to talk with, you can trust and who will listen. It has become intolerable or you want to prevent it from becoming so. You just know you what relief, experience the joy of living again, want to overcome this sense of feeling stuck. You want to know that happiness is possible, you can begin again and live your best life possible. Renew or enhance your faith and relationship with God. Live!
(678) 391-4725 View (678) 391-4725
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James Sendelbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
The therapy practiced at Anchor Point is founded on caring, compassion, and understanding. Traditional psychotherapy may be combined with neurotherapy which utilizes modern technology. High-tech computer programs are used in the relief of symptoms of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, brain injury, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, panic attacks and memory impairment. Insurance or sliding scale. Please see our web site for more details.
The therapy practiced at Anchor Point is founded on caring, compassion, and understanding. Traditional psychotherapy may be combined with neurotherapy which utilizes modern technology. High-tech computer programs are used in the relief of symptoms of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, brain injury, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, panic attacks and memory impairment. Insurance or sliding scale. Please see our web site for more details.
(404) 369-8413 View (404) 369-8413
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Chanelle Atsyor - Preventive Measures
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
If you or a loved one is suffering with symptoms that lead you to suspect some form of mental illness is taking place, do not be afraid to talk to your family doctor about your feelings. Do not wait to get treatment and suffer needlessly for fear of being stigmatized. At Preventive Measures, we meet you where you are, and are ready to assist you in getting the help you need.
If you or a loved one is suffering with symptoms that lead you to suspect some form of mental illness is taking place, do not be afraid to talk to your family doctor about your feelings. Do not wait to get treatment and suffer needlessly for fear of being stigmatized. At Preventive Measures, we meet you where you are, and are ready to assist you in getting the help you need.
(470) 323-8620 View (470) 323-8620
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Cassandra E Conton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CACII, LPC
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
Caring and compassionate counseling within a safe and comfortable environment strengthens and heals adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Cassandra E. Conton, or Dr. "C," is a seasoned clinician with more than 30 years of experience providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to maximize the potential of individuals struggling with various behavioral health diagnosis.
Caring and compassionate counseling within a safe and comfortable environment strengthens and heals adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Cassandra E. Conton, or Dr. "C," is a seasoned clinician with more than 30 years of experience providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions to maximize the potential of individuals struggling with various behavioral health diagnosis.
(770) 504-4224 View (770) 504-4224
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Enlightened Path Therapeutic Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Conyers, GA 30013
Not accepting new clients
It is my belief that no one is exempt from life's circumstances and working toward mental wellness is something everyone needs at one time or another in life. With compassion and understanding, I am committed to working with each individual client to help them identify and build on their strengths and working toward achieving personal growth. I am an interactive, dialectical behavioral therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, empowerment and therapeutic guidance to help clients address personal life challenges. I integrate methodologies and therapeutic techniques to offer individualized treatment to each client.
It is my belief that no one is exempt from life's circumstances and working toward mental wellness is something everyone needs at one time or another in life. With compassion and understanding, I am committed to working with each individual client to help them identify and build on their strengths and working toward achieving personal growth. I am an interactive, dialectical behavioral therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support, empowerment and therapeutic guidance to help clients address personal life challenges. I integrate methodologies and therapeutic techniques to offer individualized treatment to each client.
(770) 629-0043 View (770) 629-0043
Photo of Chanel Toson, MA,  LPC, CPCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chanel Toson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling is a process that takes you along a unique journey. It's important for you to have the tools you need to work through your process and travel along your unique journey day to day. Through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the clients that I serve receive tangible skills and useful directives they are able to utilize in their everyday living. You too will leave feeling empowered and equipped to address your challenges because you will be heard, validated, and supported in session. With that, you will be able to make healthy changes that will impact all spheres of your life, which is my ultimate goal!
Counseling is a process that takes you along a unique journey. It's important for you to have the tools you need to work through your process and travel along your unique journey day to day. Through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the clients that I serve receive tangible skills and useful directives they are able to utilize in their everyday living. You too will leave feeling empowered and equipped to address your challenges because you will be heard, validated, and supported in session. With that, you will be able to make healthy changes that will impact all spheres of your life, which is my ultimate goal!
(678) 403-6385 View (678) 403-6385
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Nicole R Johns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013
Are you tired of feeling depressed, stressed out and like you are all alone with no one safe to talk to? Well you have come to the right place. This is a judgement free zone where you can be heard and address your life's concerns. It is very important to me that you know that you are valuable, accepted and cared for before you even walk through the door. I want to help you experience your life to the fullest that it can be!!
Are you tired of feeling depressed, stressed out and like you are all alone with no one safe to talk to? Well you have come to the right place. This is a judgement free zone where you can be heard and address your life's concerns. It is very important to me that you know that you are valuable, accepted and cared for before you even walk through the door. I want to help you experience your life to the fullest that it can be!!
(404) 793-8496 View (404) 793-8496
Photo of Melissa J Morgan, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Conyers, GA 30013  (Online Only)
Holistic Counseling and Wellness Center is a place where you can be yourself, process your experiences and let go of the pain you have been holding on to. At HCWC we provide a virtual, non-judgmental experience where you can feel relaxed in your own environment to openly process your feelings, gain a deeper understanding of yourself, overcome your challenges, and find peace in your now. Our mission is to assist individuals and families with transforming from feeling broken by life experiences to feeling empowered, making intentional choices, and aligning with your full potential.
Holistic Counseling and Wellness Center is a place where you can be yourself, process your experiences and let go of the pain you have been holding on to. At HCWC we provide a virtual, non-judgmental experience where you can feel relaxed in your own environment to openly process your feelings, gain a deeper understanding of yourself, overcome your challenges, and find peace in your now. Our mission is to assist individuals and families with transforming from feeling broken by life experiences to feeling empowered, making intentional choices, and aligning with your full potential.
(470) 274-3987 View (470) 274-3987

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30013

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 30013 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
60% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30013 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30013?

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.