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Addison Hesse
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Life can be overwhelming - with work, school, families, and everything else, as your therapist we can work together to find some peace in the chaos. My professional experience includes work with individuals throughout the lifespan, who have experienced divorce, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or any major lifestyle changes. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space free of judgment, and holding the space for you to meet your goals. The first step to change is seeking help, and I'm so proud that you've come this far! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or would like to get started on your journey
Life can be overwhelming - with work, school, families, and everything else, as your therapist we can work together to find some peace in the chaos. My professional experience includes work with individuals throughout the lifespan, who have experienced divorce, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or any major lifestyle changes. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space free of judgment, and holding the space for you to meet your goals. The first step to change is seeking help, and I'm so proud that you've come this far! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or would like to get started on your journey
(337) 345-6368 View (337) 345-6368
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Gabby Guilbeau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hey everyone! I’m Gabby, a compassionate, dedicated, and creative counselor specializing in supporting individuals through life’s challenges. With a focus on both children and adults, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where  personal growth and healing can flourish.
Hey everyone! I’m Gabby, a compassionate, dedicated, and creative counselor specializing in supporting individuals through life’s challenges. With a focus on both children and adults, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where  personal growth and healing can flourish.
(337) 340-8060 View (337) 340-8060
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Ashley Rush
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
It can be challenging to feel beaten down and struggle with scary, intrusive, and unwanted repetitive distressing thoughts. You may feel compelled to ask for repeated reassurance, perform behaviors multiple times or in a certain way, mentally review or check excessively, or even avoid people or situations you care about due to your fear and anxiety. You may have tried talk therapy before, but haven’t seen the results you are looking for, and want to feel more flexible and less rigid about your behaviors. You want to live a life that feels important to you, and are ready to do the work to get there.
It can be challenging to feel beaten down and struggle with scary, intrusive, and unwanted repetitive distressing thoughts. You may feel compelled to ask for repeated reassurance, perform behaviors multiple times or in a certain way, mentally review or check excessively, or even avoid people or situations you care about due to your fear and anxiety. You may have tried talk therapy before, but haven’t seen the results you are looking for, and want to feel more flexible and less rigid about your behaviors. You want to live a life that feels important to you, and are ready to do the work to get there.
(337) 242-7584 View (337) 242-7584
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Ann Lavergne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
I specialize in helping those that are seeking to alleviate their anxiety, depression, improve healthy coping, and discover his/her personal strengths. My style is person centered. The client knows what the ultimate goal is, the challenge is making the changes to get there. I would be honored to walk with you on that journey. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most used approach but other clinical interventions are incorporated into sessions to adapt to your personal needs. There are many ways to overcome obstacles.
I specialize in helping those that are seeking to alleviate their anxiety, depression, improve healthy coping, and discover his/her personal strengths. My style is person centered. The client knows what the ultimate goal is, the challenge is making the changes to get there. I would be honored to walk with you on that journey. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most used approach but other clinical interventions are incorporated into sessions to adapt to your personal needs. There are many ways to overcome obstacles.
(337) 202-8601 View (337) 202-8601
Photo of Jessi LaSalle, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70508, LA
Jessi LaSalle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
I view counseling as an opportunity to gain insight into what it's like to walk in your shoes, without judgment, and with the empathy and understanding needed to foster growth. I use an integrative approach, adapting various therapeutic techniques to meet your needs such as Systemic, Gestaltian, CBT, & DBT therapy. During my extensive experience in community mental health, I have supported individuals of all developmental stages with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, addiction, neurodiversity, and more. I currently work with adults aged 18+, offering individual therapy and relationship counseling services.
I view counseling as an opportunity to gain insight into what it's like to walk in your shoes, without judgment, and with the empathy and understanding needed to foster growth. I use an integrative approach, adapting various therapeutic techniques to meet your needs such as Systemic, Gestaltian, CBT, & DBT therapy. During my extensive experience in community mental health, I have supported individuals of all developmental stages with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, addiction, neurodiversity, and more. I currently work with adults aged 18+, offering individual therapy and relationship counseling services.
(337) 349-5431 View (337) 349-5431
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Lillian Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Scared, anxious, depressed, frustrated, stuck? Looking to deepen your relationships and resolve ongoing conflicts? Experiencing painful loss, a difficult transition, or trauma? I help shed light on unconscious motives, patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving you in order to allow healing and positive changes. Just as importantly, I focus on utilizing your strengths so they better support you in this process. I listen deeply and compassionately in a safe, relaxing setting, and always with positive regard.
Scared, anxious, depressed, frustrated, stuck? Looking to deepen your relationships and resolve ongoing conflicts? Experiencing painful loss, a difficult transition, or trauma? I help shed light on unconscious motives, patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving you in order to allow healing and positive changes. Just as importantly, I focus on utilizing your strengths so they better support you in this process. I listen deeply and compassionately in a safe, relaxing setting, and always with positive regard.
(337) 284-9227 View (337) 284-9227
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Crystal Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
I pride myself in being the Professional that dedicates myself in being an active listener in order to help clients work through and overcome life stressors that result in anxiety, depression, and a host of other symptoms that impair one's ability to live life to the fullest.
I pride myself in being the Professional that dedicates myself in being an active listener in order to help clients work through and overcome life stressors that result in anxiety, depression, and a host of other symptoms that impair one's ability to live life to the fullest.
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Rebekah Daugereaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hi there, I'm Beka. I tend to work with people who might feel lost, stuck, and overwhelmed. A lot of my clients often struggle with not feeling good enough and find themselves trapped in people pleasing and striving to prove their worth. They tend to take care of others and put everyone else's needs above their own, which can lead to burnout, resentment, and depression. Co-dependency, low self-esteem, and societal pressures all collide to create a storm of expectations you can't live up to. It doesn't have to be this way. Let's get curious about what's not working, and learn more about what you need and how to improve your life.
Hi there, I'm Beka. I tend to work with people who might feel lost, stuck, and overwhelmed. A lot of my clients often struggle with not feeling good enough and find themselves trapped in people pleasing and striving to prove their worth. They tend to take care of others and put everyone else's needs above their own, which can lead to burnout, resentment, and depression. Co-dependency, low self-esteem, and societal pressures all collide to create a storm of expectations you can't live up to. It doesn't have to be this way. Let's get curious about what's not working, and learn more about what you need and how to improve your life.
(337) 541-2794 View (337) 541-2794
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Sherika Simon Acadian Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and the Counselor, come to understand and trust each other, work as a team, and develop goals to improve life, in which you the client will be successful in achieving the best results possible.
I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and the Counselor, come to understand and trust each other, work as a team, and develop goals to improve life, in which you the client will be successful in achieving the best results possible.
(337) 317-4307 View (337) 317-4307
Photo of Michelle Guirard Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70508, LA
Michelle Guirard Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
Do you want something different in your life, but don't seem to be able to make real changes? Are you afraid to try something new, don't know how to change, or don't think you can do it? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety or isolation? Fear and self-doubt keep us trapped in pain, confusion, and frustration. Together we will examine your fears and doubts, and develop stratagies to move past them, so that you can be more free to create the life you dream of.
Do you want something different in your life, but don't seem to be able to make real changes? Are you afraid to try something new, don't know how to change, or don't think you can do it? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of depression, anxiety or isolation? Fear and self-doubt keep us trapped in pain, confusion, and frustration. Together we will examine your fears and doubts, and develop stratagies to move past them, so that you can be more free to create the life you dream of.
(337) 214-0717 View (337) 214-0717
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Tyler Michael Guidry
MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Relationships are the building blocks of our mental health, and healing relationships is not something that we can do alone many times. The client is always the only one who can make changes, I am here to help guide you on that journey. Together we can help to heal the relationships in your life, including marital, family, and other intimate relationships. I also work with disaffected young men, those who possibly grew up without a father, who would like to learn to engage with their role in relationships, or wants to explore their direction in life.
Relationships are the building blocks of our mental health, and healing relationships is not something that we can do alone many times. The client is always the only one who can make changes, I am here to help guide you on that journey. Together we can help to heal the relationships in your life, including marital, family, and other intimate relationships. I also work with disaffected young men, those who possibly grew up without a father, who would like to learn to engage with their role in relationships, or wants to explore their direction in life.
(337) 434-3142 View (337) 434-3142
Photo of Lilli Ferguson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 70508, LA
Lilli Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Scared, anxious, depressed, frustrated, stuck...? Looking to deepen your relationships and resolve on-going conflicts? Experiencing painful loss, a difficult transition, or trauma? I help shed light on unconscious motives, patterns, and beliefs that are no longer serving you in order to allow healing and positive changes to occur. Just as importantly, I focus on utilizing your strengths so they better support you in this process. I listen deeply and compassionately in a safe, relaxing setting. And always with absolute positive regard.
Scared, anxious, depressed, frustrated, stuck...? Looking to deepen your relationships and resolve on-going conflicts? Experiencing painful loss, a difficult transition, or trauma? I help shed light on unconscious motives, patterns, and beliefs that are no longer serving you in order to allow healing and positive changes to occur. Just as importantly, I focus on utilizing your strengths so they better support you in this process. I listen deeply and compassionately in a safe, relaxing setting. And always with absolute positive regard.
(225) 686-6406 View (225) 686-6406
Photo of Frances Elizabeth Perez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70508, LA
Frances Elizabeth Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Frances Perez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is fluent in both English and Spanish. She operates her counseling practice in both Louisiana and Colorado. Frances holds a dual Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Beyond her counseling expertise, she is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness educator. This unique skill set allows her to guide clients towards mental and physical harmony, fostering a deeper level of healing.
Frances Perez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is fluent in both English and Spanish. She operates her counseling practice in both Louisiana and Colorado. Frances holds a dual Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Beyond her counseling expertise, she is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness educator. This unique skill set allows her to guide clients towards mental and physical harmony, fostering a deeper level of healing.
(337) 221-9140 View (337) 221-9140
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Courtney Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Do you often find yourself feeling disconnected & emotionally overwhelmed? Do you dream of breaking free from the grip of past trauma & finally getting to experience inner peace? If you're someone whose no longer wanting to be defined by your past traumatic experiences, I may be the right therapist for you. Sometimes life can be harder than expected, & it can feel scary trying to heal on your own. Please know you don't have to walk your healing journey by yourself. While I can't take your pain away, I can be right by your side while we explore & process the dark & heavy experiences you have been put through.
Do you often find yourself feeling disconnected & emotionally overwhelmed? Do you dream of breaking free from the grip of past trauma & finally getting to experience inner peace? If you're someone whose no longer wanting to be defined by your past traumatic experiences, I may be the right therapist for you. Sometimes life can be harder than expected, & it can feel scary trying to heal on your own. Please know you don't have to walk your healing journey by yourself. While I can't take your pain away, I can be right by your side while we explore & process the dark & heavy experiences you have been put through.
(337) 243-1223 View (337) 243-1223
Photo of Jason Delahoussaye, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70508, LA
Jason Delahoussaye
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes asking for help can be one of the hardest things we do. We tend to think that asking for help somehow makes us weak, but if you really think about it, it takes bravery to reach out to those around us when we are vulnerable. Asking for support can help us create better results, grow as a person, and learn more about ourselves.
Sometimes asking for help can be one of the hardest things we do. We tend to think that asking for help somehow makes us weak, but if you really think about it, it takes bravery to reach out to those around us when we are vulnerable. Asking for support can help us create better results, grow as a person, and learn more about ourselves.
(337) 242-3966 View (337) 242-3966
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Elizabeth DeVargas- Lotus Counseling And Wellness Llc
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Hi! My name is Elizabeth deVargas. Are you ready to make individual, relationship, and/or family changes? Through the counseling process, I will provide an atmosphere of openness, trust, and support in which you may choose to examine and change patterns or behaviors that are currently not working for you. I believe that as people become personally responsible for their interactions and behavior, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment. Counseling is a collaborative process in which we will work together towards mutually agreed upon goals.
Hi! My name is Elizabeth deVargas. Are you ready to make individual, relationship, and/or family changes? Through the counseling process, I will provide an atmosphere of openness, trust, and support in which you may choose to examine and change patterns or behaviors that are currently not working for you. I believe that as people become personally responsible for their interactions and behavior, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment. Counseling is a collaborative process in which we will work together towards mutually agreed upon goals.
(337) 329-8885 View (337) 329-8885
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J. Patrick Wilson, M.A., LMFT, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
I am a clinical mental health provider and a forensic child custody evaluator. I have over 200 hours and 2 years of specialized training in conducting forensic chiId custody evaluations. I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, addictive disorders, and family issues. If interested in having a session at my office, please call the number above and ask to schedule an appointment. Ask me about my pre-marital counseling and education.
I am a clinical mental health provider and a forensic child custody evaluator. I have over 200 hours and 2 years of specialized training in conducting forensic chiId custody evaluations. I have helped many people with emotional and behavioral problems. I specialize in relationship problems, but also work with depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger, sexual problems (including sex addiction), substance abuse, addictive disorders, and family issues. If interested in having a session at my office, please call the number above and ask to schedule an appointment. Ask me about my pre-marital counseling and education.
(337) 233-1775 View (337) 233-1775
Photo of Nina McAlvanah, Licensed Professional Counselor in 70508, LA
Nina McAlvanah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lafayette, LA 70508
An ideal client would be motivated, willing to self disclose and devoid of embellishment or denial. Their needs would be to heal with the understanding that therapy is a process and optimum results occur when a client is proactive in his or her recovery. Clients should be aware that therapy is their platform to be seen and heard. With 40 years of experience, I promise my clients that I have seen and heard it all! I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. I will work with you to increase your understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected.
An ideal client would be motivated, willing to self disclose and devoid of embellishment or denial. Their needs would be to heal with the understanding that therapy is a process and optimum results occur when a client is proactive in his or her recovery. Clients should be aware that therapy is their platform to be seen and heard. With 40 years of experience, I promise my clients that I have seen and heard it all! I believe that each individual is creative and unique and that there is no "one" way to be happy or live life. I will work with you to increase your understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected.
(337) 409-5274 View (337) 409-5274
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Amy Arceneaux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Waitlist for new clients
You matter and I’m happy you’re here. As a therapist, I will foster a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself authentically. My role is to assist you in identifying and transforming your suffering into awareness and autonomy through a collaborative relationship. I view all humans as fellow travelers and it is an honor to share in another’s journey towards their best self. I see clients ages 7 to adult. My counseling approach is tailored to the client’s unique experiences and needs. With children, I utilize both a Child-Centered approach, as well as more directive techniques.
You matter and I’m happy you’re here. As a therapist, I will foster a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself authentically. My role is to assist you in identifying and transforming your suffering into awareness and autonomy through a collaborative relationship. I view all humans as fellow travelers and it is an honor to share in another’s journey towards their best self. I see clients ages 7 to adult. My counseling approach is tailored to the client’s unique experiences and needs. With children, I utilize both a Child-Centered approach, as well as more directive techniques.
(337) 202-2502 View (337) 202-2502
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Tree of Life Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Aiming to thrive and not solely survive? Despite our adverse experiences or current circumstances, we can find ourselves wanting to find more meaning in life. We help our clients slow down to closely examine the obstacles that are interfering with their ability to live the life they envision. Our approach to counseling is to learn to love yourself as you are while working on your areas of growth. We are all worthy of self-love and self-compassion, but all too often this is absent in our lives. Our hope is that through this process you find your true self and are courageous enough to embrace and live out your most authentic life!
Aiming to thrive and not solely survive? Despite our adverse experiences or current circumstances, we can find ourselves wanting to find more meaning in life. We help our clients slow down to closely examine the obstacles that are interfering with their ability to live the life they envision. Our approach to counseling is to learn to love yourself as you are while working on your areas of growth. We are all worthy of self-love and self-compassion, but all too often this is absent in our lives. Our hope is that through this process you find your true self and are courageous enough to embrace and live out your most authentic life!
(337) 201-9990 View (337) 201-9990

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 70508

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 70508 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Coping Skills
81% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 70508 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70508?

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.