Therapists in 47714

Photo of Lynette Dawn May, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 47714, IN
Lynette Dawn May
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Congratulations, you have shown courage in taking the first steps in your journey towards change. Whether these changes are in thinking, behavior, or feeling, I would consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to help you in your journey of self-exploration and healing. I understand the courage and strength it takes to become vulnerable throughout the therapeutic process, therefore I strongly believe in a non-judgmental approach to therapy and practice unconditional regard for each client.
Congratulations, you have shown courage in taking the first steps in your journey towards change. Whether these changes are in thinking, behavior, or feeling, I would consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to help you in your journey of self-exploration and healing. I understand the courage and strength it takes to become vulnerable throughout the therapeutic process, therefore I strongly believe in a non-judgmental approach to therapy and practice unconditional regard for each client.
(812) 432-2418 View (812) 432-2418
Photo of Janine Purvis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 47714, IN
Janine Purvis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, ICGC-1, CRAFT
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
If you are a professional who often overthinks things, worries excessively, gets easily overwhelmed, and struggles to relax, I understand what you are going through. The racing thoughts, shakiness, pounding heart, upset stomach, & sleepless nights can make it difficult to function. You want peace, but feeling calm and in control has been a challenge. Your quest for relief has possibly resulted in unhealthy behaviors & you long to find better ways to cope. CBT, EMDR, & mindfulness can help, and I would love to show you how.
If you are a professional who often overthinks things, worries excessively, gets easily overwhelmed, and struggles to relax, I understand what you are going through. The racing thoughts, shakiness, pounding heart, upset stomach, & sleepless nights can make it difficult to function. You want peace, but feeling calm and in control has been a challenge. Your quest for relief has possibly resulted in unhealthy behaviors & you long to find better ways to cope. CBT, EMDR, & mindfulness can help, and I would love to show you how.
(812) 393-2072 View (812) 393-2072
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Caron J Leader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
Waitlist for new clients
If you are searching for a therapist, you must be wanting or needing some kind of change. Change, while overwhelming, is a necessary part of life. I really view my work as helping people negotiate changes in life and help them discover how to feel better. My treatment philosophy is simple. I focus on building a trusting and collaborative relationship with you first. Then, with your goals and feedback, I tailor a treatment plan just for you. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, complex PTSD, depression, grief, AD/HD, OCD, LGBTQIA, PTSD, relationship issues, life developmental hurdles, and plain old life stress.
If you are searching for a therapist, you must be wanting or needing some kind of change. Change, while overwhelming, is a necessary part of life. I really view my work as helping people negotiate changes in life and help them discover how to feel better. My treatment philosophy is simple. I focus on building a trusting and collaborative relationship with you first. Then, with your goals and feedback, I tailor a treatment plan just for you. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, complex PTSD, depression, grief, AD/HD, OCD, LGBTQIA, PTSD, relationship issues, life developmental hurdles, and plain old life stress.
(812) 730-4348 View (812) 730-4348
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Aisha Givens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714  (Online Only)
I’m passionate about supporting people of culturally diverse backgrounds, ideas, identities and preferences and who want to improve their lives, work through their issues, and live authentically. I'm happy to help you with any of your mental health concerns. I enjoy working with motivated clients to restore the balance to their lives. I specialize in helping people to understand themselves. We’ll explore ways to identify feelings, stressors, strengths, and challenges, while cultivating new skills and practices.
I’m passionate about supporting people of culturally diverse backgrounds, ideas, identities and preferences and who want to improve their lives, work through their issues, and live authentically. I'm happy to help you with any of your mental health concerns. I enjoy working with motivated clients to restore the balance to their lives. I specialize in helping people to understand themselves. We’ll explore ways to identify feelings, stressors, strengths, and challenges, while cultivating new skills and practices.
(812) 993-4590 View (812) 993-4590
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Laura Ellsworth
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CFMHE
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Are you feeling overwhelmed about decisions you are trying to make? I have been helping clients for over 35 years sort through options. I see clients from 13 years old through adulthood. I offer virtual and office sessions. I help clients focus on marriage, trauma, relationships, stress, anxiety, grief, and divorce. I do psychological testing for custody and parenting time by court order. I take a limited number of clients so call/email to see if I am currently accepting new clients. Email me for a faster response.
Are you feeling overwhelmed about decisions you are trying to make? I have been helping clients for over 35 years sort through options. I see clients from 13 years old through adulthood. I offer virtual and office sessions. I help clients focus on marriage, trauma, relationships, stress, anxiety, grief, and divorce. I do psychological testing for custody and parenting time by court order. I take a limited number of clients so call/email to see if I am currently accepting new clients. Email me for a faster response.
(812) 220-3347 View (812) 220-3347
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Laura Ellsworth
Counselor, LMHC, CFMHE
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Are you feeling overwhelmed and trying to figure out what to do next? Perhaps you are wanting to make a big life decision or feeling stressed about day to day issues. I have 35+ years working with clients sorting their thoughts, learning coping skills, and setting boundaries with others. I also have experience working with adults traumatized as children and am the author of a book on the treatment of childhood sexual abuse. I only see virtual counseling clients ages 16+. My areas of expertise are trauma, divorce, relationships, grief, and anxiety. Please send me an email as I can respond more quickly to this form of communication.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and trying to figure out what to do next? Perhaps you are wanting to make a big life decision or feeling stressed about day to day issues. I have 35+ years working with clients sorting their thoughts, learning coping skills, and setting boundaries with others. I also have experience working with adults traumatized as children and am the author of a book on the treatment of childhood sexual abuse. I only see virtual counseling clients ages 16+. My areas of expertise are trauma, divorce, relationships, grief, and anxiety. Please send me an email as I can respond more quickly to this form of communication.
(812) 737-3042 View (812) 737-3042
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Francesca “Chicca” Brougham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is reading this right now and probably wondering how to choose a therapist who will be a good fit. Therapy can be a challenging, yet fulfilling, process; I enjoy helping clients of any age make positive changes in their lives. Depression, anxiety, stress, past trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting issues...all of these things can affect our functioning in a variety of ways. Together we can address complex issues in order to help you create a meaningful, balanced, and healthy life. I strive to make therapy a comfortable, collaborative and compassionate experience for my clients. Life is hard; therapy can help.
My ideal client is reading this right now and probably wondering how to choose a therapist who will be a good fit. Therapy can be a challenging, yet fulfilling, process; I enjoy helping clients of any age make positive changes in their lives. Depression, anxiety, stress, past trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting issues...all of these things can affect our functioning in a variety of ways. Together we can address complex issues in order to help you create a meaningful, balanced, and healthy life. I strive to make therapy a comfortable, collaborative and compassionate experience for my clients. Life is hard; therapy can help.
(812) 414-5290 View (812) 414-5290
Photo of Donna D. Groves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 47714, IN
Donna D. Groves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
Beginning the Journey to Your Truth can feel frightening. I typically see many individuals struggling with anxiety and depression that has often left them feeling overwhelmed and stuck in their lives. Many want change, many make attempts at change, but few are able to break free. We provide a supportive, judgment free zone, somewhat eclectic diverse approach. The ideal client is someone who is seeking change, who is ready for the Journey to their Truth. I use a variety of techniques CBT, EMDR and now Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Call me so we can discuss your plans.
Beginning the Journey to Your Truth can feel frightening. I typically see many individuals struggling with anxiety and depression that has often left them feeling overwhelmed and stuck in their lives. Many want change, many make attempts at change, but few are able to break free. We provide a supportive, judgment free zone, somewhat eclectic diverse approach. The ideal client is someone who is seeking change, who is ready for the Journey to their Truth. I use a variety of techniques CBT, EMDR and now Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Call me so we can discuss your plans.
(812) 561-8546 View (812) 561-8546
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Michelle Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
I currently work independently within Virtual Consult, MD who provides therapy as well as psychiatry to its clientele. I work with adults and geriatric population in order to assist individuals in learning to cope with daily life stressors, develop mental wellness, and sobriety. As a therapist my goal is to meet clients where they are at and assist individuals in developing coping skills that fit their current need and situation.
I currently work independently within Virtual Consult, MD who provides therapy as well as psychiatry to its clientele. I work with adults and geriatric population in order to assist individuals in learning to cope with daily life stressors, develop mental wellness, and sobriety. As a therapist my goal is to meet clients where they are at and assist individuals in developing coping skills that fit their current need and situation.
(812) 301-8881 View (812) 301-8881
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Heidorn Counseling, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, EMDR
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Waitlist for new clients
Balancing can be hard to do when your foundation seems unstable. I would like to help you get back on solid ground.
Balancing can be hard to do when your foundation seems unstable. I would like to help you get back on solid ground.
(812) 308-3494 View (812) 308-3494
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Julie M Bellamy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714
Not only do I understand the challenge in picking up the phone to make that first phone call for help, I understand and am mindful of the challenges of following through with this, every step of the way. I see my role as a therapist as helping each of my clients to move toward their best life. I work collaboratively with my clients to figure out what that means for them, and am mindful that my job as a therapist is to work myself out of a job.
Not only do I understand the challenge in picking up the phone to make that first phone call for help, I understand and am mindful of the challenges of following through with this, every step of the way. I see my role as a therapist as helping each of my clients to move toward their best life. I work collaboratively with my clients to figure out what that means for them, and am mindful that my job as a therapist is to work myself out of a job.
(812) 496-4328 View (812) 496-4328
Photo of Margaret Ballard, Marriage & Family Therapist in 47714, IN
Margaret Ballard
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
I enjoy working with motivated clients to restore the balance to their lives, and to expand beyond that. I specialize in helping people to understand themselves and to understand their relationships by combining traditional therapy with transpersonal approaches. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have a PhD in Energy Medicine.
I enjoy working with motivated clients to restore the balance to their lives, and to expand beyond that. I specialize in helping people to understand themselves and to understand their relationships by combining traditional therapy with transpersonal approaches. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have a PhD in Energy Medicine.
(812) 308-3299 View (812) 308-3299
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Mary C. Pruitt Pedtke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
The therapeutic process is about you!! We all have a story, and a past! It is imperative that you feel comfortable and safe for a clinician to earn your trust, to engage and assist you on your journey of interpersonal change. I recognize the significant role you play in developing your tailored treatment plan and how vulnerable you must feel asking for help. If you are uncertain what you need, want, desire or struggling where your life's path is taking you, know the power is within you to make rational positive changes and choices for your life with the assistance of a trained clinician.
The therapeutic process is about you!! We all have a story, and a past! It is imperative that you feel comfortable and safe for a clinician to earn your trust, to engage and assist you on your journey of interpersonal change. I recognize the significant role you play in developing your tailored treatment plan and how vulnerable you must feel asking for help. If you are uncertain what you need, want, desire or struggling where your life's path is taking you, know the power is within you to make rational positive changes and choices for your life with the assistance of a trained clinician.
(812) 710-4249 View (812) 710-4249
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Sarah Swartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, RPT
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Hello! I am excited to meet you and help you along your journey! I work with kids as young as 6 using play therapy as well as adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns. You will feel welcomed when you come to the office and we will work as a team to meet your goals in therapy. I have experience with trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I am a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed addictions counselor and certified through Natural Lifemanship to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Hello! I am excited to meet you and help you along your journey! I work with kids as young as 6 using play therapy as well as adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns. You will feel welcomed when you come to the office and we will work as a team to meet your goals in therapy. I have experience with trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions. I am a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed addictions counselor and certified through Natural Lifemanship to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
(812) 534-4272 View (812) 534-4272
Photo of Janis Lotfalian, Marriage & Family Therapist in 47714, IN
Janis Lotfalian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
If you are reading this, I am assuming that you want something in your life to change. Perhaps your stomach is in knots because of relationship issues, or stress at work. You might be worried about your children, even if they are adults. Someone very significant to you, might be missing from your life. Maybe you feel lonely, useless, unappreciated, anxious, unloved, or uneasy for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps its Covid-19, the economy and political divisiveness that is causing anxiety. You are searching for someone to help you, someone you can trust, to nudge you and and maybe significant others, in the "right direction".
If you are reading this, I am assuming that you want something in your life to change. Perhaps your stomach is in knots because of relationship issues, or stress at work. You might be worried about your children, even if they are adults. Someone very significant to you, might be missing from your life. Maybe you feel lonely, useless, unappreciated, anxious, unloved, or uneasy for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps its Covid-19, the economy and political divisiveness that is causing anxiety. You are searching for someone to help you, someone you can trust, to nudge you and and maybe significant others, in the "right direction".
(812) 495-4233 View (812) 495-4233
Photo of Laura M Symon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 47714, IN
Laura M Symon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Evansville, IN 47714  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! My name is Laura, and I'm pleased to meet you. I specialize in several areas of human sexuality including medical disorders such as female inorgasmia, betrayal trauma, affair recovery, childhood sexual abuse, healthy sexuality, and consulting with churches and corporations on safe child policies. I will work with you in an understanding and compassionate manner to help transform you into a stronger individual that has survived adversity and triumphed over hurt as well as help you improve your sex life. I also offer several day intensives to shorten the duration of treatment and expedite the healing process.
Welcome to my practice! My name is Laura, and I'm pleased to meet you. I specialize in several areas of human sexuality including medical disorders such as female inorgasmia, betrayal trauma, affair recovery, childhood sexual abuse, healthy sexuality, and consulting with churches and corporations on safe child policies. I will work with you in an understanding and compassionate manner to help transform you into a stronger individual that has survived adversity and triumphed over hurt as well as help you improve your sex life. I also offer several day intensives to shorten the duration of treatment and expedite the healing process.
(812) 638-4313 View (812) 638-4313
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Tessa Chapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Tessa Chapman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2009 in English, Psychology, and a minor in Women's Studies from Indiana State University. She completed her Master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2011.
Tessa Chapman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2009 in English, Psychology, and a minor in Women's Studies from Indiana State University. She completed her Master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2011.
(812) 642-7124 View (812) 642-7124
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Marcie Stubbs
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Marcie Stubbs is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University-Atlanta. She has over 5 years' experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She has worked in outpatient and community settings with ages 2 to 64. She has partnered with a local news station in her previous position to address mental health concerns in the community. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, TF-CBT, ACT, and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Marcie Stubbs is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University-Atlanta. She has over 5 years' experience as a clinical mental health counselor. She has worked in outpatient and community settings with ages 2 to 64. She has partnered with a local news station in her previous position to address mental health concerns in the community. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, TF-CBT, ACT, and as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(812) 579-4275 View (812) 579-4275
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Heather Metzger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Heather Metzger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana, who has been practicing since 2014 and working in the social work field since 2010. She graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a Master of Social Work Degree. Heather believes in utilizing a strengths-based perspective along with creative techniques to empower others to grow, heal, and achieve as whole people. It is important to her to acknowledge and respect the individuality of others as their unique selves and their ability to use self-determination as a catalyst for change.
Heather Metzger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana, who has been practicing since 2014 and working in the social work field since 2010. She graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a Master of Social Work Degree. Heather believes in utilizing a strengths-based perspective along with creative techniques to empower others to grow, heal, and achieve as whole people. It is important to her to acknowledge and respect the individuality of others as their unique selves and their ability to use self-determination as a catalyst for change.
(812) 782-1567 View (812) 782-1567
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Kristen Blikken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Evansville, IN 47714
Kristen Blikken, LCSW Kristen Blikken is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana who started practicing in 2014. She has a Master of Social Work. Kristen believes in helping individuals meet their maximum protentional by providing support and necessary tools to do so. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys listening to live music, traveling, kayaking, spending time with family/friends/loved ones, taking care of her cats, and binge-watching TV series.
Kristen Blikken, LCSW Kristen Blikken is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana who started practicing in 2014. She has a Master of Social Work. Kristen believes in helping individuals meet their maximum protentional by providing support and necessary tools to do so. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys listening to live music, traveling, kayaking, spending time with family/friends/loved ones, taking care of her cats, and binge-watching TV series.
(812) 472-2940 View (812) 472-2940

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Number of Therapists in 47714

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 47714 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief
62% Relationship Issues
56% Bipolar Disorder
51% ADHD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% Aetna
98% Anthem | Elevance
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 47714 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 47714?

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.