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Dr. Sophia Tani
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, LSSP, NCSP
Verified Verified
To request a new client appointment, please go to My Website and find the 'Request Appointment' button. I provide treatment/therapy as well as formal evaluations for concerns including anxiety, depression, and difficulties related to neurological differences such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to working with young people individually, I enjoy working with their families to promote positive interaction in a manner that nurtures the parent-child relationship, supports socio-emotional wellbeing and more effectively manages the behavior concerns.
To request a new client appointment, please go to My Website and find the 'Request Appointment' button. I provide treatment/therapy as well as formal evaluations for concerns including anxiety, depression, and difficulties related to neurological differences such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. I specialize in work with children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to working with young people individually, I enjoy working with their families to promote positive interaction in a manner that nurtures the parent-child relationship, supports socio-emotional wellbeing and more effectively manages the behavior concerns.
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Suzy C Thompson
PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Station, TX 77845  (Online Only)
After teaching college for 17 years, I walked away from academia so I could devote myself to encouraging and empowering my Christian sisters to live their best lives by learning to trust and really lean into Jesus. I started my practice in 2008 working within my specialization of creatives and gifted girls. After experiencing the emotional trauma of betrayal, I went back to school to become intimacy anorexia and betrayal trauma certified as well. Today, I work with women who are wrestling with identity, calling, worth, betrayal trauma, and a number of life-transitions. If you are ready to pick up your sword and fight, reach out.
After teaching college for 17 years, I walked away from academia so I could devote myself to encouraging and empowering my Christian sisters to live their best lives by learning to trust and really lean into Jesus. I started my practice in 2008 working within my specialization of creatives and gifted girls. After experiencing the emotional trauma of betrayal, I went back to school to become intimacy anorexia and betrayal trauma certified as well. Today, I work with women who are wrestling with identity, calling, worth, betrayal trauma, and a number of life-transitions. If you are ready to pick up your sword and fight, reach out.
(254) 232-5690 View (254) 232-5690
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Jason Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
As the parent of a struggling teen, you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help them feel better. You feel like you've tried everything, but nothing seems to be working--at least not for long. No matter what you do, you just can't seem to reach them. Their personality has changed, and sometimes you worry that things could get worse. You know they have so much potential, but where did it go? Reaching out to a therapist can be scary because you want someone who can truly connect with your teen, and you want someone who will keep you informed on their progress.
As the parent of a struggling teen, you often find yourself wondering what you can do to help them feel better. You feel like you've tried everything, but nothing seems to be working--at least not for long. No matter what you do, you just can't seem to reach them. Their personality has changed, and sometimes you worry that things could get worse. You know they have so much potential, but where did it go? Reaching out to a therapist can be scary because you want someone who can truly connect with your teen, and you want someone who will keep you informed on their progress.
(979) 269-7582 View (979) 269-7582
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College Station Christian Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
CSCC's approach to counseling is one that first emphasizes the critical need we all have for our stories to be heard and known. Moving from intellectually sharing the details of our lives to building a sense of knowing one another and being together in the context of relationship is a process for which we rarely make time, but it is the crucible for change. In the context of confidentiality and safety, trust can be shared, hurts can be healed, paths can be explored, and life, in all of its complexity, can be celebrated.
CSCC's approach to counseling is one that first emphasizes the critical need we all have for our stories to be heard and known. Moving from intellectually sharing the details of our lives to building a sense of knowing one another and being together in the context of relationship is a process for which we rarely make time, but it is the crucible for change. In the context of confidentiality and safety, trust can be shared, hurts can be healed, paths can be explored, and life, in all of its complexity, can be celebrated.
(979) 705-7173 View (979) 705-7173
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Christina Ingram, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
In relationships we find acceptance, identity, meaning, and connection. I believe that emotional growth stems from a secure, genuine and connected relationship, and therefore my work involves attending to and developing each therapeutic connection. I work to provide a safe environment where dialogue and observation of interactional patterns can occur. I help my clients make sense of their emotions through learning of and connecting with their emotional experiences.
In relationships we find acceptance, identity, meaning, and connection. I believe that emotional growth stems from a secure, genuine and connected relationship, and therefore my work involves attending to and developing each therapeutic connection. I work to provide a safe environment where dialogue and observation of interactional patterns can occur. I help my clients make sense of their emotions through learning of and connecting with their emotional experiences.
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Jared Meyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy serving individuals and couples braving the tough and rewarding work of therapy. My approach is to provide a safe environment in which my clients cultivate greater personal insight and emotional intelligence that ultimately promotes self-understanding, healing from past/present wounds and growth toward realizing a more whole self and/or relationship. I work with adults and couples with wide-ranging concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, identity, unwanted sexual behaviors, marriage & relationship concerns, and issues related to faith. I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy concepts in my work with couples.
I enjoy serving individuals and couples braving the tough and rewarding work of therapy. My approach is to provide a safe environment in which my clients cultivate greater personal insight and emotional intelligence that ultimately promotes self-understanding, healing from past/present wounds and growth toward realizing a more whole self and/or relationship. I work with adults and couples with wide-ranging concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, identity, unwanted sexual behaviors, marriage & relationship concerns, and issues related to faith. I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy concepts in my work with couples.
(979) 202-4443 View (979) 202-4443
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David R. Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Quoting David Mathis, "Poor listening diminishes another person, while good listening invites them to exist and matter. Positively, then, good listening requires concentration and means we're in with both ears, and that we hear the other person out till they're done speaking. Rarely will the speaker begin with what's most important, and deepest. We need to hear the whole train of thought, all the way to the caboose, before starting across the tracks." Who then should set up an appointment? Ideal clients are males, couples or families seeking life transformation, relationship growth or reconciliation or spiritual formation for life's journey.
Quoting David Mathis, "Poor listening diminishes another person, while good listening invites them to exist and matter. Positively, then, good listening requires concentration and means we're in with both ears, and that we hear the other person out till they're done speaking. Rarely will the speaker begin with what's most important, and deepest. We need to hear the whole train of thought, all the way to the caboose, before starting across the tracks." Who then should set up an appointment? Ideal clients are males, couples or families seeking life transformation, relationship growth or reconciliation or spiritual formation for life's journey.
(979) 272-6633 View (979) 272-6633
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Marc Klekar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
I have a passion for learning how the mind works and how it interacts with many other systems (family, work, body, spirit) to create the individual as a whole. This helps me identify the power emotions and thought have over one’s life. My approach follows the idea of achieving a stage where my client no longer qualifies for a diagnosis.
I have a passion for learning how the mind works and how it interacts with many other systems (family, work, body, spirit) to create the individual as a whole. This helps me identify the power emotions and thought have over one’s life. My approach follows the idea of achieving a stage where my client no longer qualifies for a diagnosis.
(979) 213-6481 View (979) 213-6481
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Lauri Baker Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Each client is unique and brings specific needs and concerns to treatment. My goal is to help you identify areas in your life creating pain or distress and identify alternate strategies. The goal of treatment is to empower you to identify necessary changes and make choices to effectively alter your life. Treatment is not a recipe book with directives, but rather a collaborative effort to help you overcome any hurdles you are facing and move toward a happier and more fulfilling life. Change often comes in our most distressing moments, but can bring joy and happiness to our futures!
Each client is unique and brings specific needs and concerns to treatment. My goal is to help you identify areas in your life creating pain or distress and identify alternate strategies. The goal of treatment is to empower you to identify necessary changes and make choices to effectively alter your life. Treatment is not a recipe book with directives, but rather a collaborative effort to help you overcome any hurdles you are facing and move toward a happier and more fulfilling life. Change often comes in our most distressing moments, but can bring joy and happiness to our futures!
(979) 256-2694 View (979) 256-2694
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Nancy Conlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
I provide a nonjudgmental and safe place for you to explore your concerns. Each person receives a personalized approach to set goals and work toward a more fulfilling life. I use biblical and psychological principals to help you achieve insights, make changes, overcome obstacles, and gain balance in life. My clients affirm my warmth, acceptance, encouragement, and pragmatic style of therapy.
I provide a nonjudgmental and safe place for you to explore your concerns. Each person receives a personalized approach to set goals and work toward a more fulfilling life. I use biblical and psychological principals to help you achieve insights, make changes, overcome obstacles, and gain balance in life. My clients affirm my warmth, acceptance, encouragement, and pragmatic style of therapy.
(979) 256-1145 View (979) 256-1145
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Roman Gabriel Venegas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is one of the hardest things that anyone can do! Take it from someone who has been to therapy throughout their life. It is never easy to be completely vulnerable to someone that you just met. Therapy is about exploring your feelings, thoughts, emotions, frustrations, fear, and uncertainty that you may be experiencing. I strive hard to provide a non-judgemental and safe place for you to come and explore. I work really hard with clients to meet them where they are at, not where everyone thinks they should be. I journey with you, not ahead or behind you.
Therapy is one of the hardest things that anyone can do! Take it from someone who has been to therapy throughout their life. It is never easy to be completely vulnerable to someone that you just met. Therapy is about exploring your feelings, thoughts, emotions, frustrations, fear, and uncertainty that you may be experiencing. I strive hard to provide a non-judgemental and safe place for you to come and explore. I work really hard with clients to meet them where they are at, not where everyone thinks they should be. I journey with you, not ahead or behind you.
(979) 300-8172 View (979) 300-8172
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Thomas De La Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
I became a counselor because I have seen the incredible power of vulnerability, connection, and the story of our lives. My role as a counselor is to walk with clients through the hardest parts of their stories, grieving the things too hard to face alone and celebrating the breakthroughs previously thought to be impossible.
I became a counselor because I have seen the incredible power of vulnerability, connection, and the story of our lives. My role as a counselor is to walk with clients through the hardest parts of their stories, grieving the things too hard to face alone and celebrating the breakthroughs previously thought to be impossible.
(979) 325-2508 View (979) 325-2508
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Elizabeth Boggess
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Generally, I work with people who feel stuck; they have a desire for change in their life but don’t know how. They may feel undeserving of change or invalidated by people close to them. Others may feel unsupported in their endeavors or may be struggling to cope with transitions or difficult events. My approach to therapy includes collaboratively working with you to develop goals and interventions for change. In this approach, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
Generally, I work with people who feel stuck; they have a desire for change in their life but don’t know how. They may feel undeserving of change or invalidated by people close to them. Others may feel unsupported in their endeavors or may be struggling to cope with transitions or difficult events. My approach to therapy includes collaboratively working with you to develop goals and interventions for change. In this approach, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
(713) 497-1350 View (713) 497-1350
Photo of Sacha Bradley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 77845, TX
Sacha Bradley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
I am motivated to help individuals, family and teenagers to navigate through their problems. I am interested in working with clients by utilizing their environment and supports. I encourage clients to bring in family or loved one's in therapy because I believe that the people around us can help encourage growth. Please feel free to call or email me about making an appointment. info@bvmhw.com *** Please be aware that I do not participate in any ESA (Emotional support animal) or service dog processes (Letters, applications etc). Please refer to your doctor for more information. *** My work hours are M- Th 9-5pm and Fridays after 1p
I am motivated to help individuals, family and teenagers to navigate through their problems. I am interested in working with clients by utilizing their environment and supports. I encourage clients to bring in family or loved one's in therapy because I believe that the people around us can help encourage growth. Please feel free to call or email me about making an appointment. info@bvmhw.com *** Please be aware that I do not participate in any ESA (Emotional support animal) or service dog processes (Letters, applications etc). Please refer to your doctor for more information. *** My work hours are M- Th 9-5pm and Fridays after 1p
(979) 383-2594 x77801 View (979) 383-2594 x77801
Photo of Shelly Coufal, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77845, TX
Shelly Coufal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
“Life can take you where you least expect it to, and it can throw you for a loop. One of the hardest things to do, is to reach out and ask for help, but it is also the most courageous thing to do. As a therapist, I work collaboratively with people to develop a life plan that will promote their life satisfaction. I believe each individual is unique and it is important to develop a safe therapeutic relationship to work together on your desired life goals" Shelly Coufal, MA, LPC, NCC
“Life can take you where you least expect it to, and it can throw you for a loop. One of the hardest things to do, is to reach out and ask for help, but it is also the most courageous thing to do. As a therapist, I work collaboratively with people to develop a life plan that will promote their life satisfaction. I believe each individual is unique and it is important to develop a safe therapeutic relationship to work together on your desired life goals" Shelly Coufal, MA, LPC, NCC
(936) 247-1033 View (936) 247-1033
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Jessica Davalos Walsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Jessica Walsh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kansas State University, and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. She has lived and worked in the Bryan/College Station area for over 20 years. She enjoys helping individuals (ages five through adulthood), couples, and families reach their goals, helping them understand their situations and helping them create paths to healing. Working with teenagers is her specialty.
Jessica Walsh is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kansas State University, and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. She has lived and worked in the Bryan/College Station area for over 20 years. She enjoys helping individuals (ages five through adulthood), couples, and families reach their goals, helping them understand their situations and helping them create paths to healing. Working with teenagers is her specialty.
(979) 426-7628 View (979) 426-7628
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Lisa Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I have been in practice for 20 years. I work with many individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and life curveballs. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I am also certified in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety and phobias. I have specific experience working with those who suffer from chronic illness, chronic pain, and recovering from brain injury. In addition to my Master of Social Work, I hold a Master of Arts in Theology. For those who are interested, I practice spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.
I have been in practice for 20 years. I work with many individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and life curveballs. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I am also certified in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for Treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety and phobias. I have specific experience working with those who suffer from chronic illness, chronic pain, and recovering from brain injury. In addition to my Master of Social Work, I hold a Master of Arts in Theology. For those who are interested, I practice spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.
(979) 553-6189 View (979) 553-6189
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M. Elizabeth Eaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with an important relationship? Have you experienced a loss and need support on your grief journey? Are you feeling anxious and uncertain about the future? Perhaps you are seeking more meaning or vitality in your life. I enjoy helping adults of all ages navigate transitions and issues across the life span - including identity concerns, family issues, relationship changes, aging, end-of-life, and grief & loss. My experience has taught me that moving through challenging parts of life alongside a caring professional can bring personal clarity, healthier relationships, and greater life satisfaction.
Are you struggling with an important relationship? Have you experienced a loss and need support on your grief journey? Are you feeling anxious and uncertain about the future? Perhaps you are seeking more meaning or vitality in your life. I enjoy helping adults of all ages navigate transitions and issues across the life span - including identity concerns, family issues, relationship changes, aging, end-of-life, and grief & loss. My experience has taught me that moving through challenging parts of life alongside a caring professional can bring personal clarity, healthier relationships, and greater life satisfaction.
(979) 541-1992 View (979) 541-1992
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Jessie Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Station, TX 77845  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is to offer individuals a safe space to grow and explore. I guide my clients through the layers of emotion and circumstance that lead them to counseling, and give hope for peace. We will work together to dig deep, set goals, and have positive outcomes. Helping people identify true feelings while guiding toward resolution is the ultimate goal. Clients who are striving for growth and ready to expand their current situation by putting in the necessary work are inspiring. I value everyone who sits with me, and recognize the impact the counseling setting can provide with my whole heart.
My approach to counseling is to offer individuals a safe space to grow and explore. I guide my clients through the layers of emotion and circumstance that lead them to counseling, and give hope for peace. We will work together to dig deep, set goals, and have positive outcomes. Helping people identify true feelings while guiding toward resolution is the ultimate goal. Clients who are striving for growth and ready to expand their current situation by putting in the necessary work are inspiring. I value everyone who sits with me, and recognize the impact the counseling setting can provide with my whole heart.
(979) 202-0400 View (979) 202-0400
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Elnora Crayton-Haliburton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
College Station, TX 77845  (Online Only)
Thank you for stopping by my profile. Let's talk about it! It's common to find ourselves at the beginning of a new year, reflecting on our goals and aspirations. However, it can also be disheartening when we realize we are stuck in repeating patterns and struggling to overcome life's challenges. If this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone and there is help available.
Thank you for stopping by my profile. Let's talk about it! It's common to find ourselves at the beginning of a new year, reflecting on our goals and aspirations. However, it can also be disheartening when we realize we are stuck in repeating patterns and struggling to overcome life's challenges. If this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone and there is help available.
(979) 202-0601 View (979) 202-0601

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77845

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 77845 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 77845 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77845?

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.