Therapists in 65201

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James B. Hertel, Ph.D., LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
I can help you achieve healthier relationships, more confidence, self understanding, and peace of mind. I have helped adults, college students and couples with support, understanding and answers for over 20 years. I am best suited to help people struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. I have a depth of "real-world" experiences. I offer a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. This is a one-time call in which I will provide suggestions how to help you! Accepting all insurance plans, credit and debit cards. Call 573-424-2605 or visit http://www.jimhertelphd.com.
I can help you achieve healthier relationships, more confidence, self understanding, and peace of mind. I have helped adults, college students and couples with support, understanding and answers for over 20 years. I am best suited to help people struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. I have a depth of "real-world" experiences. I offer a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. This is a one-time call in which I will provide suggestions how to help you! Accepting all insurance plans, credit and debit cards. Call 573-424-2605 or visit http://www.jimhertelphd.com.
(573) 535-5452 View (573) 535-5452
Photo of Anna Cox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65201, MO
Anna Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
(573) 549-3940 View (573) 549-3940
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Jaxon Jaay Kobey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Many teens and adults exploring their gender feel uncertain or alone. It might feel like those around you don’t (or won’t) get it, or you may be afraid to talk to them about it. You may still be learning who you are, and how to love yourself. I’ve been through this process personally, and I get it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to understand. If you’re at this kind of important moment in your life, I’m here to be an accepting person to guide you through this time.
Many teens and adults exploring their gender feel uncertain or alone. It might feel like those around you don’t (or won’t) get it, or you may be afraid to talk to them about it. You may still be learning who you are, and how to love yourself. I’ve been through this process personally, and I get it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to understand. If you’re at this kind of important moment in your life, I’m here to be an accepting person to guide you through this time.
(573) 269-3437 View (573) 269-3437
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Dr. Jamie Meadows Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a licensed psychologist whose training and experience are in the area of Clinical Psychology. My work with individuals grows out of the perspective that people have innate abilities and unique experiences in life that combine to shape the ways in which they view themselves and others. I seek to help individuals understand the issues that may be preventing them from reaching life goals. I work with clients to help them create and maintain an understanding of themselves and the world around them. This kind of therapeutic work can result in a reduction of distress and an increase in positive interactions with others.
I’m a licensed psychologist whose training and experience are in the area of Clinical Psychology. My work with individuals grows out of the perspective that people have innate abilities and unique experiences in life that combine to shape the ways in which they view themselves and others. I seek to help individuals understand the issues that may be preventing them from reaching life goals. I work with clients to help them create and maintain an understanding of themselves and the world around them. This kind of therapeutic work can result in a reduction of distress and an increase in positive interactions with others.
(573) 444-1906 View (573) 444-1906
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Patrick Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Men, women, individual and relationship therapy. Dr. Pam Mauch and I created True Love Ways Relationship Success tools. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments, they will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. Safety in relationships keeps people together. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, women, couples, and families with adolescents. I have training, skills and experience working with addictions and codependency. The Men’s Support Group I started in 1994 still meets.
Men, women, individual and relationship therapy. Dr. Pam Mauch and I created True Love Ways Relationship Success tools. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments, they will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. Safety in relationships keeps people together. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, women, couples, and families with adolescents. I have training, skills and experience working with addictions and codependency. The Men’s Support Group I started in 1994 still meets.
(573) 245-1352 View (573) 245-1352
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Shamon Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
You don't have to struggle to get through the day! Learn skills to work through feelings of not being enough, and develop strategies that diminish anxiety and depression symptoms. Trauma and dysregulation do not have to control your life, you get to be in control of your journey! Don't let your past or unresolved family issues keep you feeling worthless. Let's work through these challenges together, you don't have to figure this out alone! If you find yourself frequently needing to please others or just unsure of who you are I may be the counselor for you! -Now providing Couples Counseling as well!
You don't have to struggle to get through the day! Learn skills to work through feelings of not being enough, and develop strategies that diminish anxiety and depression symptoms. Trauma and dysregulation do not have to control your life, you get to be in control of your journey! Don't let your past or unresolved family issues keep you feeling worthless. Let's work through these challenges together, you don't have to figure this out alone! If you find yourself frequently needing to please others or just unsure of who you are I may be the counselor for you! -Now providing Couples Counseling as well!
(573) 262-8436 View (573) 262-8436
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Amy Michelle Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Not accepting new clients
Clients who have experienced difficulties in life may desire support and encouragement as they process events and navigate life changes.
Clients who have experienced difficulties in life may desire support and encouragement as they process events and navigate life changes.
(573) 415-8412 View (573) 415-8412
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Megan Pruett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to cope with the stress and complications that exist in day-to-day life. There are deadlines, pressures, demands—on top of the regular responsibilities, which can feel isolating and overwhelming. Therapy can be a great tool in offering people a safe place to not only process and learn to heal from their greatest difficulties, but learn skills and tools in navigating their stressors outside of sessions, whether you're facing major life transitions, or coping with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or body image issues, trauma, or even family difficulties.
Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to cope with the stress and complications that exist in day-to-day life. There are deadlines, pressures, demands—on top of the regular responsibilities, which can feel isolating and overwhelming. Therapy can be a great tool in offering people a safe place to not only process and learn to heal from their greatest difficulties, but learn skills and tools in navigating their stressors outside of sessions, whether you're facing major life transitions, or coping with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or body image issues, trauma, or even family difficulties.
(573) 538-2519 View (573) 538-2519
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Dr. Christine Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
(573) 260-1603 View (573) 260-1603
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David Salazar Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I live in Missouri but only work with clients in Washington State due to being licensed there. A therapy session with me is more of a conversation and a collaborative effort between myself and the client. Each person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to recognize tools that may help improve their situation. In therapy, you will receive support and assistance in gaining insight into the issues you are facing. Whether it’s ongoing issues or a recent event; together we'll work to achieve your goals.
I live in Missouri but only work with clients in Washington State due to being licensed there. A therapy session with me is more of a conversation and a collaborative effort between myself and the client. Each person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to recognize tools that may help improve their situation. In therapy, you will receive support and assistance in gaining insight into the issues you are facing. Whether it’s ongoing issues or a recent event; together we'll work to achieve your goals.
(425) 389-4114 View (425) 389-4114
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Caleb Cheavens
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
We often tell ourselves, "I should be able to handle this." Persistence has served us well in the past as we have built our careers, but sometimes our self-reliance becomes a burden as we find ourselves suffering in isolation. We don't think of asking for help until things become desperate. We may find we are avoiding our problems by using chemical substances or doom-scrolling on TikTok. We want to feel good about work again, we want our relationships to bring us joy again. But we also may have stopped hoping our situation could get better, except on occasion when we privately dare to hope.
We often tell ourselves, "I should be able to handle this." Persistence has served us well in the past as we have built our careers, but sometimes our self-reliance becomes a burden as we find ourselves suffering in isolation. We don't think of asking for help until things become desperate. We may find we are avoiding our problems by using chemical substances or doom-scrolling on TikTok. We want to feel good about work again, we want our relationships to bring us joy again. But we also may have stopped hoping our situation could get better, except on occasion when we privately dare to hope.
(573) 693-4046 View (573) 693-4046
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Andrew Taegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CRADC, MARS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Are you feeling stuck? Has something happened that has left you feeling empty and exhausted? Do you feel like you're trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear? Do you feel like you can't just will yourself to "snap out of it?" Are you struggling to find meaning in your life? If you're feeling lost or defeated and you're having difficulty engaging with your own life, I'd like to to assist you in moving toward something meaningful. You can get unstuck and live the way you desire, and you don't have to try to get there alone.
Are you feeling stuck? Has something happened that has left you feeling empty and exhausted? Do you feel like you're trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear? Do you feel like you can't just will yourself to "snap out of it?" Are you struggling to find meaning in your life? If you're feeling lost or defeated and you're having difficulty engaging with your own life, I'd like to to assist you in moving toward something meaningful. You can get unstuck and live the way you desire, and you don't have to try to get there alone.
(573) 608-1256 View (573) 608-1256
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JD Cusumano, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
After retiring as Director of Counseling at Lindenwood University, I moved to Warren County; I live in Wright City and now practice videotherapy from my home office. I have been an LPC in Missouri since 1987, and the author of two books. I very much enjoy working with clients; I have a professional, energetic, friendly style. As a systems therapist, I approach clients in an interdependent manner... never in isolation. Even when working with individual clients, I am mindful of how their myriad relationships affect them...and how they affect others. I think of all clients psycho-biologically. IFS and ketamine are new interests.
After retiring as Director of Counseling at Lindenwood University, I moved to Warren County; I live in Wright City and now practice videotherapy from my home office. I have been an LPC in Missouri since 1987, and the author of two books. I very much enjoy working with clients; I have a professional, energetic, friendly style. As a systems therapist, I approach clients in an interdependent manner... never in isolation. Even when working with individual clients, I am mindful of how their myriad relationships affect them...and how they affect others. I think of all clients psycho-biologically. IFS and ketamine are new interests.
(636) 389-4046 View (636) 389-4046
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Jan Stock Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
There are so many persons struggling with low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, a need to control the people and situations in their lives, a need to "please" or be the "peace maker", who are constantly driven to do more and be more, and who cannot seem to find joy and peace in their lives. These have definitely been issues in my life. At times I felt like I might go crazy. . .but I didn't know how to manage differently so that I could capture moments of peace and solace, without guilt!
There are so many persons struggling with low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, a need to control the people and situations in their lives, a need to "please" or be the "peace maker", who are constantly driven to do more and be more, and who cannot seem to find joy and peace in their lives. These have definitely been issues in my life. At times I felt like I might go crazy. . .but I didn't know how to manage differently so that I could capture moments of peace and solace, without guilt!
(573) 240-8224 View (573) 240-8224
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Jordan Cera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
When life gives you lemons, stop on by. At times, it may feel impossible to keep up with this fast-paced world. When we experience overwhelm, it can take a toll on our mental health, causing feelings of disconnection and pain. Please know, if you are feeling this way, you can break free. You deserve a tranquil, happier life. As your therapist, I will help you achieve a healthier way of being and thinking. Together, we will work to uncover tools & coping skills that help to lessen your struggles/worries. Talk therapy offers space to process, encourages empowerment, and can help alleviate unpleasant symptoms. Start healing today.
When life gives you lemons, stop on by. At times, it may feel impossible to keep up with this fast-paced world. When we experience overwhelm, it can take a toll on our mental health, causing feelings of disconnection and pain. Please know, if you are feeling this way, you can break free. You deserve a tranquil, happier life. As your therapist, I will help you achieve a healthier way of being and thinking. Together, we will work to uncover tools & coping skills that help to lessen your struggles/worries. Talk therapy offers space to process, encourages empowerment, and can help alleviate unpleasant symptoms. Start healing today.
(573) 837-1663 View (573) 837-1663
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Merri Copeland-Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Ready for a change? Trust me, I get it... Life is not always easy and never seems to go the way you planned. Not to mention, taking care of your mental health can be difficult for so many reasons. Maybe you have been stuck for a long time and are afraid to ask for help. Maybe you have a full plate dealing with all of life's responsibilities, with not enough time in the day. Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone! Let’s talk about it and figure this thing out together.
Ready for a change? Trust me, I get it... Life is not always easy and never seems to go the way you planned. Not to mention, taking care of your mental health can be difficult for so many reasons. Maybe you have been stuck for a long time and are afraid to ask for help. Maybe you have a full plate dealing with all of life's responsibilities, with not enough time in the day. Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone! Let’s talk about it and figure this thing out together.
(573) 464-3617 View (573) 464-3617
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Jemika Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Have you reached a pivotal moment in your life, recognizing that the patterns that you have been stuck in no longer serve you? Maybe you have been trying to navigate the complexities of life alone, struggling with self-esteem, self-concept, and the overwhelming feeling that life isn't unfolding as it should. Despite enduring trauma, challenging relationships and struggles in both personal and professional spheres you have tried your best to "keep it all together" and you are exhausted. Each day it gets more difficult to put on the mask and get through the day.
Have you reached a pivotal moment in your life, recognizing that the patterns that you have been stuck in no longer serve you? Maybe you have been trying to navigate the complexities of life alone, struggling with self-esteem, self-concept, and the overwhelming feeling that life isn't unfolding as it should. Despite enduring trauma, challenging relationships and struggles in both personal and professional spheres you have tried your best to "keep it all together" and you are exhausted. Each day it gets more difficult to put on the mask and get through the day.
(573) 994-3720 View (573) 994-3720
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Rachel Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating anxiety and depressive disorders, traumatic stress related disorders, and life threatening behaviors. I am trained in evidence based practices including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Prolonged Exposure. During treatment, we will work to create a therapeutic alliance through vulnerability, self determinism, and truth.
I specialize in treating anxiety and depressive disorders, traumatic stress related disorders, and life threatening behaviors. I am trained in evidence based practices including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Prolonged Exposure. During treatment, we will work to create a therapeutic alliance through vulnerability, self determinism, and truth.
(573) 355-5309 View (573) 355-5309
John Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose passion for helping others is exemplified in my ability to achieve outcomes for my clients. From my ability to connect with and engage young adults, to my experience working with the challenges that many of the elderly population face, I am able to affect change. I am grounded in a variety of approaches and will work with you to find the one that best suits your needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose passion for helping others is exemplified in my ability to achieve outcomes for my clients. From my ability to connect with and engage young adults, to my experience working with the challenges that many of the elderly population face, I am able to affect change. I am grounded in a variety of approaches and will work with you to find the one that best suits your needs.
(573) 999-6038 View (573) 999-6038
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Bethany Wybert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
You’re feeling broken. I can help you pick up the pieces. You want more out of life. Maybe you want a more healthy, vibrant marriage. Maybe you want to let go of anger and resentments from past traumas that are stealing your peace and joy today. Maybe you want to say “no” more-without feeling guilty. You are not your problems. You are full of possibilities that are just waiting to be discovered.
You’re feeling broken. I can help you pick up the pieces. You want more out of life. Maybe you want a more healthy, vibrant marriage. Maybe you want to let go of anger and resentments from past traumas that are stealing your peace and joy today. Maybe you want to say “no” more-without feeling guilty. You are not your problems. You are full of possibilities that are just waiting to be discovered.
(573) 679-3439 View (573) 679-3439

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 65201

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 65201 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
75% Grief
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 65201 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
25% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 65201?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.