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Kelly Lane K Stevens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with Discovery Mental Health Services located around the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. I focus on empowering and helping individuals, couples and families overcome personal obstacles, utilizing evidenced based, best-practice methods.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with Discovery Mental Health Services located around the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. I focus on empowering and helping individuals, couples and families overcome personal obstacles, utilizing evidenced based, best-practice methods.
(904) 295-1369 View (904) 295-1369
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Sarah Boston
Counselor, NCAC I, CSAC, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
My mission is to provide culturally sensitive counseling services to adults and children that meet their unique individual needs including healthy relationships with themselves and others to promote healing from various life traumas. I commend you for taking this courageous step toward healing and personal growth. I would like to be a part of your journey towards a happier and more satisfied you.
My mission is to provide culturally sensitive counseling services to adults and children that meet their unique individual needs including healthy relationships with themselves and others to promote healing from various life traumas. I commend you for taking this courageous step toward healing and personal growth. I would like to be a part of your journey towards a happier and more satisfied you.
(757) 280-4423 View (757) 280-4423
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Kalena Smith-Fulwiley
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Feeling overwhelmed? Nothing is going as planned? Relationships appear to be unfulfilling? Kids won't act right? Stuck between hating your job and needing to pay bills? Negative thoughts won't go away? No one understands you? Dreams are over deferred? Support system seems non-existent? Need someone to talk to and provide some guidance? Allow me to help provide some light at the end of the tunnel. Lets explore your thoughts and theories on how to live the life you've always wanted for yourself.
Feeling overwhelmed? Nothing is going as planned? Relationships appear to be unfulfilling? Kids won't act right? Stuck between hating your job and needing to pay bills? Negative thoughts won't go away? No one understands you? Dreams are over deferred? Support system seems non-existent? Need someone to talk to and provide some guidance? Allow me to help provide some light at the end of the tunnel. Lets explore your thoughts and theories on how to live the life you've always wanted for yourself.
(904) 512-0902 View (904) 512-0902
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Shanton Roberson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Hello, my name is Shanton Roberson. I am licensed in the state of Alabama and Florida as a clinical social worker. I am a firm believer in iron sharpening iron. It is beneficial to have a tribe and support system for those seasons in life that seem difficult to master on our own. My goal as a therapist is to provide tools during any season of the life journey, provide support during the healing process, and to help to redefine one’s purpose.
Hello, my name is Shanton Roberson. I am licensed in the state of Alabama and Florida as a clinical social worker. I am a firm believer in iron sharpening iron. It is beneficial to have a tribe and support system for those seasons in life that seem difficult to master on our own. My goal as a therapist is to provide tools during any season of the life journey, provide support during the healing process, and to help to redefine one’s purpose.
(256) 602-2833 View (256) 602-2833
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Bianke Gadsden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Hi! My name is Bianke Gadsden, I am a licensed clinical social worker and dedicated clinician for the clients I serve. I have extensive experience treating clients in various settings and all walks of life. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and adjustment to stressors in life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated by change but may have difficulty getting there. Using evidence-based best practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients gain self-awareness, reduce negative symptoms and improve coping skills.
Hi! My name is Bianke Gadsden, I am a licensed clinical social worker and dedicated clinician for the clients I serve. I have extensive experience treating clients in various settings and all walks of life. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and adjustment to stressors in life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated by change but may have difficulty getting there. Using evidence-based best practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I help my clients gain self-awareness, reduce negative symptoms and improve coping skills.
(904) 606-8296 View (904) 606-8296
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Choose You Therapy Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. “Nothing changes if nothing changes” -Donna Barnes. Have the stressors of life been so overwhelming that you felt stuck and powerless to change your circumstances for the better? Let’s work together to build your resilience, coping skills, resources and other tools needed to empower you to choose you and remove the barriers on your path forward.
Now accepting new clients. “Nothing changes if nothing changes” -Donna Barnes. Have the stressors of life been so overwhelming that you felt stuck and powerless to change your circumstances for the better? Let’s work together to build your resilience, coping skills, resources and other tools needed to empower you to choose you and remove the barriers on your path forward.
(904) 664-9695 View (904) 664-9695
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 664-3158 View (904) 664-3158
Photo of Evonne Nelson-Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in 32218, FL
Evonne Nelson-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I am licensed in the state of Georgia and have worked in the mental health field for 20 years. Seven of those years I have worked as a therapist/counselor. Some of my experience includes working in a residential treatment center, in an outpatient community mental health clinic, private practice, as well as in school settings. I have worked with those from all different ethnic backgrounds with great outcomes. I enjoy helping adolescents and adults live happier, healthier lives, by improving their mental health and education. Based on the initial session, treatment will be tailored to the needs of each individual.
I am licensed in the state of Georgia and have worked in the mental health field for 20 years. Seven of those years I have worked as a therapist/counselor. Some of my experience includes working in a residential treatment center, in an outpatient community mental health clinic, private practice, as well as in school settings. I have worked with those from all different ethnic backgrounds with great outcomes. I enjoy helping adolescents and adults live happier, healthier lives, by improving their mental health and education. Based on the initial session, treatment will be tailored to the needs of each individual.
(904) 395-4966 View (904) 395-4966
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Restoration Counseling and Support Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, CCM
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Everyday life can be distracting and steer us away from living a fulfilling, balanced, and purposed life. Our passion is to help individuals and families find peace and healing from challenging situations. Our goal is to provide support, education, and empowerment to get clients back on the path to living their best life. Therapy provides an opportunity to self reflect and learn healthy coping skills to deal with everyday life challenges. We are committed to providing a safe therapeutic environment in which we can support you in meeting your individual goals through a holistic approach.
Everyday life can be distracting and steer us away from living a fulfilling, balanced, and purposed life. Our passion is to help individuals and families find peace and healing from challenging situations. Our goal is to provide support, education, and empowerment to get clients back on the path to living their best life. Therapy provides an opportunity to self reflect and learn healthy coping skills to deal with everyday life challenges. We are committed to providing a safe therapeutic environment in which we can support you in meeting your individual goals through a holistic approach.
(904) 453-7970 View (904) 453-7970
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Von'Shea Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles, relationship conflicts, and phase of life issues. With a compassionate approach, I aim to collaboratively navigate these difficulties, fostering personal growth and enhancing the overall well-being of my clients. My commitment to creating a non-judgmental environment and utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques allows me to tailor interventions to the unique needs of each individual or relationship.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I am dedicated to providing a supportive and empathetic space for individuals and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal struggles, relationship conflicts, and phase of life issues. With a compassionate approach, I aim to collaboratively navigate these difficulties, fostering personal growth and enhancing the overall well-being of my clients. My commitment to creating a non-judgmental environment and utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques allows me to tailor interventions to the unique needs of each individual or relationship.
(904) 344-0452 View (904) 344-0452
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Dr. Juliana Lytle
Counselor, PhD, LMHC , NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is a client who is ready to do the inner work they need to be their best, most fulfilled selves. I have a heart for mothers and other women's issues as well as the desire to be an advocate for those who are unable to or unclear on how to advocate for themselves but want to learn.
My ideal client is a client who is ready to do the inner work they need to be their best, most fulfilled selves. I have a heart for mothers and other women's issues as well as the desire to be an advocate for those who are unable to or unclear on how to advocate for themselves but want to learn.
(904) 977-6424 View (904) 977-6424
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Rebecca Sotero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Are you always saying "I'm exhausted" and feel like you can never catch a break? Are you always thinking of others and feeling "What about me?" Are you ready to focus on your wellness? I'm here to help, I will teach you how to make YOU a priority again but without making you feel like you have abandoned anyone else's needs. I "get it" more than you know. Lets chat about what's happening and get to the root cause in order to figure out how to create more balance in life, implement self-care and boundaries that are doable for you.
Are you always saying "I'm exhausted" and feel like you can never catch a break? Are you always thinking of others and feeling "What about me?" Are you ready to focus on your wellness? I'm here to help, I will teach you how to make YOU a priority again but without making you feel like you have abandoned anyone else's needs. I "get it" more than you know. Lets chat about what's happening and get to the root cause in order to figure out how to create more balance in life, implement self-care and boundaries that are doable for you.
(904) 395-4917 View (904) 395-4917
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Adrianna N Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CCTP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
You have to be strong. All. The. Damn. Time. And that’s just become too much. Even for you. You have BIG feelings and may even cry when you’re alone, but hide them so the world can’t use them against you. You’re exhausted. But you can’t slow down for fear of what may happen if painful memories overwhelm you. Your internal voice is relentlessly mean and you want to shut it up, but you don’t even know if it’s possible to truly accept yourself. You know far too many people have too much access to your physical space or emotional energy, but you learned this is how to keep people around and saying “no” leaves you alone or rejected.
You have to be strong. All. The. Damn. Time. And that’s just become too much. Even for you. You have BIG feelings and may even cry when you’re alone, but hide them so the world can’t use them against you. You’re exhausted. But you can’t slow down for fear of what may happen if painful memories overwhelm you. Your internal voice is relentlessly mean and you want to shut it up, but you don’t even know if it’s possible to truly accept yourself. You know far too many people have too much access to your physical space or emotional energy, but you learned this is how to keep people around and saying “no” leaves you alone or rejected.
(904) 395-4872 View (904) 395-4872
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Meredith Bryden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I specialize in treating adults with unresolved childhood trauma and childhood relational trauma. Such experiences impact one's ability to establish and/or maintain healthy, satisfying relationships in adulthood. The unconscious wounds of family-of-origin dysfunction resurface in various forms, including: relational problems, chronic disappointment with self or others, low self-worth, narcissistic traits, patterns of betrayal and distrust, anxiety, addiction(s), and similar dysfunctional patterns in your own parenting style.
I specialize in treating adults with unresolved childhood trauma and childhood relational trauma. Such experiences impact one's ability to establish and/or maintain healthy, satisfying relationships in adulthood. The unconscious wounds of family-of-origin dysfunction resurface in various forms, including: relational problems, chronic disappointment with self or others, low self-worth, narcissistic traits, patterns of betrayal and distrust, anxiety, addiction(s), and similar dysfunctional patterns in your own parenting style.
(904) 980-8973 View (904) 980-8973
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Kimberly Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! I'm Kimberly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jacksonville, FL. As a therapist, I tailor treatment to the individual based on their own life experiences. I take a nonjudgmental and compassionate stance with my clients by honing in on their unique needs and skills. My goal is to empower individuals, couples, and families by teaching them how to transform their life into one that feels authentic, valued, and worth living. Feeling overwhelmed does not need to be permanent - together we can establish comfort in setting healthy expectations while managing life's obstacles throughout the process.
Greetings! I'm Kimberly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jacksonville, FL. As a therapist, I tailor treatment to the individual based on their own life experiences. I take a nonjudgmental and compassionate stance with my clients by honing in on their unique needs and skills. My goal is to empower individuals, couples, and families by teaching them how to transform their life into one that feels authentic, valued, and worth living. Feeling overwhelmed does not need to be permanent - together we can establish comfort in setting healthy expectations while managing life's obstacles throughout the process.
(904) 426-0156 View (904) 426-0156
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Constance Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
Greater contentment and growth, both individually and in relationships, are possible. Identifying your strengths, then skillfully putting them to work on problems and goals is how to make that happen. Typical issues addressed in counseling include relationship difficulties, depression/anxiety, adjusting to a life change, grief and loss, and substance abuse. On your first visit we will discuss your concerns and identify what you'd like to achieve. We'll also set goals to track your progress. Progress can happen quickly with focus, strategy, and commitment. By being here you have started the process!
Greater contentment and growth, both individually and in relationships, are possible. Identifying your strengths, then skillfully putting them to work on problems and goals is how to make that happen. Typical issues addressed in counseling include relationship difficulties, depression/anxiety, adjusting to a life change, grief and loss, and substance abuse. On your first visit we will discuss your concerns and identify what you'd like to achieve. We'll also set goals to track your progress. Progress can happen quickly with focus, strategy, and commitment. By being here you have started the process!
(904) 867-7882 View (904) 867-7882
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Tamara Sorrye
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in North Jacksonville, it is my desire to provide a safe space for you to heal. We can stay on the surface or go deep to the core of what's contributing to what you see as life's difficulties. I am committed to providing a collaborative approach through promoting autonomy and self-efficacy. My counseling experience extends to a variety of individuals which include children, teens, young adults, geriatric, juvenile delinquents, and individuals with terminal illness such as cancer.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in North Jacksonville, it is my desire to provide a safe space for you to heal. We can stay on the surface or go deep to the core of what's contributing to what you see as life's difficulties. I am committed to providing a collaborative approach through promoting autonomy and self-efficacy. My counseling experience extends to a variety of individuals which include children, teens, young adults, geriatric, juvenile delinquents, and individuals with terminal illness such as cancer.
(904) 747-3825 View (904) 747-3825
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Serenity Therapeutic Counseling Place, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, QS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we are the sum of what we encounter in life and how we react to these encounters. Encounters begin during the time where we relied on others to love and protect us. A time when we didn’t have control over what happened to us. Sometimes leaving us with a uneasy perception of the world. If the perception is bad, the world is bad. If the perception is unsafe, the world is unsafe. If the perception is untrustworthy, the world is untrusting. Now the world in front of us has become full of unsatisfying feelings and a journey trying to escape emotional pain.
I believe we are the sum of what we encounter in life and how we react to these encounters. Encounters begin during the time where we relied on others to love and protect us. A time when we didn’t have control over what happened to us. Sometimes leaving us with a uneasy perception of the world. If the perception is bad, the world is bad. If the perception is unsafe, the world is unsafe. If the perception is untrustworthy, the world is untrusting. Now the world in front of us has become full of unsatisfying feelings and a journey trying to escape emotional pain.
(904) 657-5980 View (904) 657-5980
Photo of Jana L Walker, Pre-Licensed Professional in 32218, FL
Jana L Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTI, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
Individuals (adults and children), couples, and families dealing with conflicts and/or trauma leading to dysfunction in life and relationships.
Individuals (adults and children), couples, and families dealing with conflicts and/or trauma leading to dysfunction in life and relationships.
(904) 441-6992 View (904) 441-6992
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O'Neil Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Admitting that we need help can be very difficult and can be a source of anxiety and depression. My goal is to help alleviate your anxiety/depression by providing a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I work collaboratively to address identified problems/areas of concern. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am trained in and utilize several treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Admitting that we need help can be very difficult and can be a source of anxiety and depression. My goal is to help alleviate your anxiety/depression by providing a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I work collaboratively to address identified problems/areas of concern. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am trained in and utilize several treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(904) 320-0230 View (904) 320-0230

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32218

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 32218 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32218 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32218?

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.