Therapists in 78750

Photo of Garrett Lathan, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78750, TX
Garrett Lathan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Pain, mental suffering, and relational anguish are a part of life. The question is, what are these experiences saying for you? Desire might be inhibited, hidden by anxiety, or revealed through a symptom, but living without it seems impossible. Psychoanalysis is the process of finding out how to live with what cannot be lived without.
Pain, mental suffering, and relational anguish are a part of life. The question is, what are these experiences saying for you? Desire might be inhibited, hidden by anxiety, or revealed through a symptom, but living without it seems impossible. Psychoanalysis is the process of finding out how to live with what cannot be lived without.
(512) 359-5948 View (512) 359-5948
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Jamie J Chapin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
I believe that transformative healing can happen when someone feels seen and heard, especially in their own language within a safe space. I am a Deaf psychotherapist and use ASL. I believe that we are multi-dimensional human beings and that we are also a lot like nature, therefore I bring more than just talk therapy in sessions utilizing the mind, body, spirit, and energy. I welcome all parts of you that are willing to show up and not here to tell you what I think, what you should do nor fix you. I will be honored in providing you space and cheer you alongside every step of your journey until you come to the feeling of home.
I believe that transformative healing can happen when someone feels seen and heard, especially in their own language within a safe space. I am a Deaf psychotherapist and use ASL. I believe that we are multi-dimensional human beings and that we are also a lot like nature, therefore I bring more than just talk therapy in sessions utilizing the mind, body, spirit, and energy. I welcome all parts of you that are willing to show up and not here to tell you what I think, what you should do nor fix you. I will be honored in providing you space and cheer you alongside every step of your journey until you come to the feeling of home.
(512) 714-2450 View (512) 714-2450
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Bryna Hoang
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Not accepting new clients
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
(512) 883-8427 View (512) 883-8427
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Bonnie J. Fleckenstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
Are you feeling stuck,anxious,or depressed? These days I believe we all need help finding light at the end of the tunnel. On top of that, it isn't easy to find a therapist you resonate with. That is why I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit. I believe when people can feel heard and felt without judgement in a safe space there is hope for healing and growth. I can help by dialing down stress and anxiety while building a foundation of resilience. Would you like to discover more clarity in your life? I believe we all have the capacity to find inner peace in a chaotic world.
Are you feeling stuck,anxious,or depressed? These days I believe we all need help finding light at the end of the tunnel. On top of that, it isn't easy to find a therapist you resonate with. That is why I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit. I believe when people can feel heard and felt without judgement in a safe space there is hope for healing and growth. I can help by dialing down stress and anxiety while building a foundation of resilience. Would you like to discover more clarity in your life? I believe we all have the capacity to find inner peace in a chaotic world.
(512) 643-6277 View (512) 643-6277
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Amber A J Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Regardless of what life has thrown at you, I am here to go through it and grow through it with you. As a queer woman of color, I can relate to those who feel marginalized as a result of life’s most challenging situations and experiences. My goal is to help you effectively manage painful emotions and educate you to respond to difficult situations, thereby leading to a healthier, happier life. My approach is direct, open, and empathic. Respect, optimism and advocacy are at the core of my work. I specialize in counseling with individuals, couples, multi-partner relationships within LGBTQ+, and heterosexual communities of color.
Regardless of what life has thrown at you, I am here to go through it and grow through it with you. As a queer woman of color, I can relate to those who feel marginalized as a result of life’s most challenging situations and experiences. My goal is to help you effectively manage painful emotions and educate you to respond to difficult situations, thereby leading to a healthier, happier life. My approach is direct, open, and empathic. Respect, optimism and advocacy are at the core of my work. I specialize in counseling with individuals, couples, multi-partner relationships within LGBTQ+, and heterosexual communities of color.
(512) 982-9770 View (512) 982-9770
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Sarah Behrens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. So who do you ultimately want to be? What is going on in your life to cause stress or strife? What can we change or take out to improve things? Are you communicating effectively with your adolescent or loved ones? Life can throw many different obstacles that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and a breakdown of relationships. One of the hardest relationships for parents or caregivers can be the one with their teenager. As a marriage and family therapist I take a look at your entire life and not just the person itself to facilitate change.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. So who do you ultimately want to be? What is going on in your life to cause stress or strife? What can we change or take out to improve things? Are you communicating effectively with your adolescent or loved ones? Life can throw many different obstacles that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and a breakdown of relationships. One of the hardest relationships for parents or caregivers can be the one with their teenager. As a marriage and family therapist I take a look at your entire life and not just the person itself to facilitate change.
(512) 213-6483 View (512) 213-6483
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Jessica Medlyn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Feeling alone in your struggles can be so defeating. My clients often find when given a safe, trusting space--free from judgement--they can find relief and solutions to these struggles. Many of them need help in making sense of how their past experiences influence who they are today, while we work towards, and discover, the ways they want to change. The folks I see are frequently healing--from trauma, from grief, from relationships--and find that the emotions that accompany these experiences can be overwhelming and confusing. Therapy can help with this.
Feeling alone in your struggles can be so defeating. My clients often find when given a safe, trusting space--free from judgement--they can find relief and solutions to these struggles. Many of them need help in making sense of how their past experiences influence who they are today, while we work towards, and discover, the ways they want to change. The folks I see are frequently healing--from trauma, from grief, from relationships--and find that the emotions that accompany these experiences can be overwhelming and confusing. Therapy can help with this.
(512) 969-2209 View (512) 969-2209
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Conscious Grace Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
At Conscious Grace Therapy, I work with clients to explore their relationship to self and to develop a life that is a more authentic expression of who they are and how they actually experience the world. My clients often identify feeling so overwhelmed by expectations, responsibilities and challenging experiences that being honest with what they feel, need, desire or experience is often not a realistic option. Instead, they live in the tension of striving to be the person they need to be or are supposed to be.
At Conscious Grace Therapy, I work with clients to explore their relationship to self and to develop a life that is a more authentic expression of who they are and how they actually experience the world. My clients often identify feeling so overwhelmed by expectations, responsibilities and challenging experiences that being honest with what they feel, need, desire or experience is often not a realistic option. Instead, they live in the tension of striving to be the person they need to be or are supposed to be.
(512) 710-2124 View (512) 710-2124
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Marc Geronimo
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
My approach is to help clients become free of their emotional overreactions (especially recurring upsets) and break free from the grip of their past wounds. I also work to help identify conditioning and beliefs that my clients have inherited from their families which are NOT consistent with their own core nature. It's all about becoming more authentic. I believe that the more true to ourselves we become, without the old wounds, conditioning, and societal pressures (such as needing to be seen as a nice guy/girl or needing approval from others) then the more whole and joyful we become in our everyday lives.
My approach is to help clients become free of their emotional overreactions (especially recurring upsets) and break free from the grip of their past wounds. I also work to help identify conditioning and beliefs that my clients have inherited from their families which are NOT consistent with their own core nature. It's all about becoming more authentic. I believe that the more true to ourselves we become, without the old wounds, conditioning, and societal pressures (such as needing to be seen as a nice guy/girl or needing approval from others) then the more whole and joyful we become in our everyday lives.
(512) 940-5525 View (512) 940-5525
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Authentic & Intentional Minds, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a difficult one. Many times stressful life events lead us to seeking help. My goal is to help you acquire the skills you need to create the life you want, even in the midst of crisis. Authentic & Intentional Minds, PLLC welcomes adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, identity, mood disorders, relationship stressors, & adjustment to life changes.
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a difficult one. Many times stressful life events lead us to seeking help. My goal is to help you acquire the skills you need to create the life you want, even in the midst of crisis. Authentic & Intentional Minds, PLLC welcomes adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, identity, mood disorders, relationship stressors, & adjustment to life changes.
(817) 765-6298 View (817) 765-6298
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Jennifer Snow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
For many the decision to come into counseling or bring a child into counseling is a big step. My goal is to help ease this time for you through building a therapeutic relationship and helping to equip you with tools to ease these seasons in your life. I have been in private practice for the past 4 years. My background includes working with women in recovery for a variety of issues, including: codependency, depression, anxiety and abuse, as well as ten years experience with school age children in the public schools.
For many the decision to come into counseling or bring a child into counseling is a big step. My goal is to help ease this time for you through building a therapeutic relationship and helping to equip you with tools to ease these seasons in your life. I have been in private practice for the past 4 years. My background includes working with women in recovery for a variety of issues, including: codependency, depression, anxiety and abuse, as well as ten years experience with school age children in the public schools.
(512) 270-3889 View (512) 270-3889
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Nanette Fodell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I understand self medicating with alcohol and drugs. I did it myself for years, in a never-ending attempt to avoid feeling sadness, shame or any other kind of pain. And when I finally escaped the clutches of my drug of choice, I didn't find "happiness" in the usual places, either. My practice is greatly influenced by my own journey, and the balance I've found in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My goal is to help clients find their own direction and engage in a rich and meaningful life -- even in the presence of pain.
I understand self medicating with alcohol and drugs. I did it myself for years, in a never-ending attempt to avoid feeling sadness, shame or any other kind of pain. And when I finally escaped the clutches of my drug of choice, I didn't find "happiness" in the usual places, either. My practice is greatly influenced by my own journey, and the balance I've found in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). My goal is to help clients find their own direction and engage in a rich and meaningful life -- even in the presence of pain.
(512) 572-9805 View (512) 572-9805
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Abundant Life Counseling Services, PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A., is a professional Christian counseling practice seeking to help people live and love more abundantly through practicing faith-based and traditional counseling methods. Each therapist on our staff is committed to helping you discover life beyond broken relationships, impaired thinking, painful behavior patterns, and debilitating intense emotions. You will be seen and known in your relational, emotional, psychological, or spiritual struggle, experiencing what it's like to be accepted, understood, and deeply challenged as your therapist joins you on a journey toward God's hope and healing.
Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A., is a professional Christian counseling practice seeking to help people live and love more abundantly through practicing faith-based and traditional counseling methods. Each therapist on our staff is committed to helping you discover life beyond broken relationships, impaired thinking, painful behavior patterns, and debilitating intense emotions. You will be seen and known in your relational, emotional, psychological, or spiritual struggle, experiencing what it's like to be accepted, understood, and deeply challenged as your therapist joins you on a journey toward God's hope and healing.
(512) 846-9396 View (512) 846-9396
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Louise E Sawaki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
If you find it difficult to self-reflect amid the clanging of many voices, especially if those inner voices are critical or anxious and leave you feeling stuck, you could choose to ignore the voices, or you could choose to talk to someone! It may help to know that you are not alone. Many people struggle to untangle the stories in their minds. Some planted there by early and enduring traumas. Therapy is an invitation to connect to wounded parts of yourself that have been left behind, and to hear them out. Therapy invites you to listen to those silenced stories and uncover a True Self.
If you find it difficult to self-reflect amid the clanging of many voices, especially if those inner voices are critical or anxious and leave you feeling stuck, you could choose to ignore the voices, or you could choose to talk to someone! It may help to know that you are not alone. Many people struggle to untangle the stories in their minds. Some planted there by early and enduring traumas. Therapy is an invitation to connect to wounded parts of yourself that have been left behind, and to hear them out. Therapy invites you to listen to those silenced stories and uncover a True Self.
(737) 204-1838 View (737) 204-1838
Photo of Daniel Manning, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78750, TX
Daniel Manning
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I work with Clients who seek change. I use many approaches to helping clients gain a greater understanding of self and the world at large.
I work with Clients who seek change. I use many approaches to helping clients gain a greater understanding of self and the world at large.
(737) 265-6295 View (737) 265-6295
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Shawn Brossart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting New Clients. Do you feel stuck or unsatisfied in your current life? Or perhaps you're just looking to enhance your personal growth and achieve your goals. Our work together will help you recognize and tap into your ability to create the life you desire by discovering your strengths, identifying your values, and developing a plan to achieve your goals. I specialize in a range of areas, including stress management, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, relationships, infertility, and more.
NOW Accepting New Clients. Do you feel stuck or unsatisfied in your current life? Or perhaps you're just looking to enhance your personal growth and achieve your goals. Our work together will help you recognize and tap into your ability to create the life you desire by discovering your strengths, identifying your values, and developing a plan to achieve your goals. I specialize in a range of areas, including stress management, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, relationships, infertility, and more.
(512) 877-4464 View (512) 877-4464
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Emily Emmerich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
You’re tired of trying so hard and feeling like you just keep failing. You want to be a good wife, mom, and Christian. Yet, you constantly feel overwhelmed and are struggling to find the joy and peace it seems like you should have as a Christian. Instead, you’re finding yourself yelling at your family, melting down, and crying yourself to sleep. Sometimes it seems like you can’t stop crying. You often feel on edge and this feeling is becoming intolerable. You’ve been told you just need to pray and trust God more. You do pray and read the Bible and don’t understand why you still feel so sad and anxious.
You’re tired of trying so hard and feeling like you just keep failing. You want to be a good wife, mom, and Christian. Yet, you constantly feel overwhelmed and are struggling to find the joy and peace it seems like you should have as a Christian. Instead, you’re finding yourself yelling at your family, melting down, and crying yourself to sleep. Sometimes it seems like you can’t stop crying. You often feel on edge and this feeling is becoming intolerable. You’ve been told you just need to pray and trust God more. You do pray and read the Bible and don’t understand why you still feel so sad and anxious.
(737) 299-7831 View (737) 299-7831
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Jayme Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am honored that you are here and no matter what brought you to this place, you belong here and will find safe, gentle, accepting support. Life is full of things that can be heavy, confusing, painful, and overwhelming. I’m here to encourage and remind you that hope is real, and growth and healing are possible! The path there can be hard, messy, and scary, but you will not be alone. I am here to walk with you through it all.
Welcome! I am honored that you are here and no matter what brought you to this place, you belong here and will find safe, gentle, accepting support. Life is full of things that can be heavy, confusing, painful, and overwhelming. I’m here to encourage and remind you that hope is real, and growth and healing are possible! The path there can be hard, messy, and scary, but you will not be alone. I am here to walk with you through it all.
(512) 865-5023 View (512) 865-5023
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Sonia Negrete
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I believe that you are the expert in your life and my job is to help you become your best self, as you define it. Life demands can get in our way and throw us off track. I am here to help you find the balance you are looking for. My approach is collaborative, client centered, and solution oriented. Each client is unique and sessions are tailored to the individual. I use a variety of techniques rooted in CBT, behavior modification, and problem solving therapy.
I believe that you are the expert in your life and my job is to help you become your best self, as you define it. Life demands can get in our way and throw us off track. I am here to help you find the balance you are looking for. My approach is collaborative, client centered, and solution oriented. Each client is unique and sessions are tailored to the individual. I use a variety of techniques rooted in CBT, behavior modification, and problem solving therapy.
(737) 373-3062 View (737) 373-3062
Jill Balagur-Conn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, BCD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I have developed expertise in working with a vast array of problems. Resulting from many years of experience in workplace, academic, healthcare and private practice settings I am focusing on contemporary issues such as: Marital/Relationship Problems; Computer/Internet Problem Behaviors; Stepfamilies; & Parents of Adult Children Who Won't Grow Up. I prefer to do a thorough assessment and make recommendations for the best help and resources available. I believe that my clients are quite resiliant and I enjoy helping them graduate from therapy. Although, it has been my experience that my clients return from time to time.
I have developed expertise in working with a vast array of problems. Resulting from many years of experience in workplace, academic, healthcare and private practice settings I am focusing on contemporary issues such as: Marital/Relationship Problems; Computer/Internet Problem Behaviors; Stepfamilies; & Parents of Adult Children Who Won't Grow Up. I prefer to do a thorough assessment and make recommendations for the best help and resources available. I believe that my clients are quite resiliant and I enjoy helping them graduate from therapy. Although, it has been my experience that my clients return from time to time.
(512) 588-5944 View (512) 588-5944

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78750

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78750 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna

How Therapists in 78750 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78750?

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.