Therapists in Crestline Heights, AL

Photo of Kenneth J Wade, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Kenneth J Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213
Most of us arrive at times when we can benefit from talking with a knowledgeable person who can listen with the objective of helping us to understand ourselves. My goal as a counselor is to help each person know and accept themselves. When I can provide that kind of counseling relationship, clients are much more likely to find their own strengths and wisdom. By listening with compassion and empathy, rather than judgment, I am more likely to help clients find greater harmony and peace in their relationships.
Most of us arrive at times when we can benefit from talking with a knowledgeable person who can listen with the objective of helping us to understand ourselves. My goal as a counselor is to help each person know and accept themselves. When I can provide that kind of counseling relationship, clients are much more likely to find their own strengths and wisdom. By listening with compassion and empathy, rather than judgment, I am more likely to help clients find greater harmony and peace in their relationships.
(205) 265-1975 View (205) 265-1975
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Lorne Dann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213  (Online Only)
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
(205) 282-9259 View (205) 282-9259
Photo of Mollie Kelly Thomas, Psychologist in Crestline Heights, AL
Mollie Kelly Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Crestline Heights, AL 35213
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a B.A. from Auburn University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. I completed my internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. I also completed a fellowship at the UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine. I am a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board Member of the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology. My areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of addiction, trauma, impulsivity, personality disorders, and mood disorders. I provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a B.A. from Auburn University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. I completed my internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. I also completed a fellowship at the UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine. I am a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board Member of the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology. My areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of addiction, trauma, impulsivity, personality disorders, and mood disorders. I provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy.
(205) 690-0926 View (205) 690-0926
Photo of Lee Hotze, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Lee Hotze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213  (Online Only)
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
(205) 293-3201 View (205) 293-3201
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Haley Oberholzer
Counselor, BA, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Crestline Heights, AL 35213
Oftentimes in life we feel at a standstill as to what to do next. It can be overwhelming and difficult. Whether it be a transition to a new life stage, working on our self-esteem or processing any of life's unexpected changes. I like to work with client's and their families to navigate through these challenges in proving warmth and acceptance as well as meeting my clients where they are at. As a counselor I work to connect with my clients and empower them reach their individual goals.
Oftentimes in life we feel at a standstill as to what to do next. It can be overwhelming and difficult. Whether it be a transition to a new life stage, working on our self-esteem or processing any of life's unexpected changes. I like to work with client's and their families to navigate through these challenges in proving warmth and acceptance as well as meeting my clients where they are at. As a counselor I work to connect with my clients and empower them reach their individual goals.
(205) 846-8593 View (205) 846-8593

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Integrative Health Services Llc Mark Banaszek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
ACCEPTING CHAMP VA AND MEDICARE NOW! Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with everyday life? I am an individual and family therapist at Integrative Health Services with 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, veterans, and families. I have experience working with school systems and other agencies throughout Jefferson, and surrounding counties. I present my counseling services in a professional, direct, realistic, yet compassionate and understanding format. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, individuals, couples and veterans, who struggle to cope with .
ACCEPTING CHAMP VA AND MEDICARE NOW! Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with everyday life? I am an individual and family therapist at Integrative Health Services with 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, veterans, and families. I have experience working with school systems and other agencies throughout Jefferson, and surrounding counties. I present my counseling services in a professional, direct, realistic, yet compassionate and understanding format. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, individuals, couples and veterans, who struggle to cope with .
(855) 554-9966 View (855) 554-9966
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Mallory Lamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
Waitlist for new clients
What if your negative thoughts and beliefs weren't consuming you every moment of the day? What if you could move throughout your day without overwhelming anxiety or crippling depression? What if you saw life in color again and felt like you could breathe again? I truly believe healing is possible. I personally have found deep proud healing through brainspotting therapy. My goal is to help you do the same with advanced brainspotting practices.
What if your negative thoughts and beliefs weren't consuming you every moment of the day? What if you could move throughout your day without overwhelming anxiety or crippling depression? What if you saw life in color again and felt like you could breathe again? I truly believe healing is possible. I personally have found deep proud healing through brainspotting therapy. My goal is to help you do the same with advanced brainspotting practices.
(205) 754-9193 View (205) 754-9193
Photo of Shane Latham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Shane Latham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Are anxiety, depression, stress or relational conflict keeping you from thriving? Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, a life transition, relational difficulties or a traumatic event, or maybe you just need a different perspective. I've counseled adolescents, adults and families. I've also helped gifted and talented teens, depressed adults, and those struggling with more general issues related to work and family. Together we can identify your unique strengths, explore tools and also develop beneficial skills that can assist you in your struggles. I sincerely look forward to working with you!
Are anxiety, depression, stress or relational conflict keeping you from thriving? Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, a life transition, relational difficulties or a traumatic event, or maybe you just need a different perspective. I've counseled adolescents, adults and families. I've also helped gifted and talented teens, depressed adults, and those struggling with more general issues related to work and family. Together we can identify your unique strengths, explore tools and also develop beneficial skills that can assist you in your struggles. I sincerely look forward to working with you!
(205) 402-8786 View (205) 402-8786
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Erica Wilbanks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35212
Are you ready for change? Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Viktor Frankl stated “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. I have built most of my work around studying trauma and the effects it has on a human. Trauma defined is an event or circumstance that is beyond a person's ability to cope properly. Many symptoms like anxiety, depression, dissociation, fatigue, and guilt follow trauma. Trauma is scary and I do not believe we were meant to do life alone. I offer to serve as someone who can collaboratively walk through the trauma with you.
Are you ready for change? Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Viktor Frankl stated “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. I have built most of my work around studying trauma and the effects it has on a human. Trauma defined is an event or circumstance that is beyond a person's ability to cope properly. Many symptoms like anxiety, depression, dissociation, fatigue, and guilt follow trauma. Trauma is scary and I do not believe we were meant to do life alone. I offer to serve as someone who can collaboratively walk through the trauma with you.
(205) 883-8517 View (205) 883-8517
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Maggie Canter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35213  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist in New York and Alabama. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, early childhood behavior problems, anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders. I offer individual and family therapy, parenting support, and diagnostic assessments. I am also available for consultations.
I am a licensed psychologist in New York and Alabama. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, early childhood behavior problems, anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders. I offer individual and family therapy, parenting support, and diagnostic assessments. I am also available for consultations.
(929) 396-3287 View (929) 396-3287
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Serenity Counseling of Huntsville
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Waitlist for new clients
YOU deserve to live a life you LOVE! It's my passion to help women over 30, who feel stressed, depleted and overwhelmed, to cultivate peace of mind and ease in their life, so they can live more fully as they nurture themselves and find their Serenity.
YOU deserve to live a life you LOVE! It's my passion to help women over 30, who feel stressed, depleted and overwhelmed, to cultivate peace of mind and ease in their life, so they can live more fully as they nurture themselves and find their Serenity.
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Jared Montague
Counselor, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
My experience in the mental health field is varied and includes victim outreach work, crisis intervention, serious mental illness, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. My current focus is on anxiety, depression, and trauma, but I am passionate about providing mental health services to a variety of populations aged 19 and older. I have special interests in psychotherapy for chronic illnesses, humor in counseling, and providing support for other professionals in helping fields.
My experience in the mental health field is varied and includes victim outreach work, crisis intervention, serious mental illness, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. My current focus is on anxiety, depression, and trauma, but I am passionate about providing mental health services to a variety of populations aged 19 and older. I have special interests in psychotherapy for chronic illnesses, humor in counseling, and providing support for other professionals in helping fields.
(205) 512-6624 View (205) 512-6624
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HypnosisByDoctors.com
PsyD, CI, CH
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223
Dr. Clinton Smith, psychologist and clinical hypnotist offers a FREE Consultation for WEIGHT LOSS, ANXIETY, PAIN CONTROL & SMOKING. These services and many more have been offered online and from your smartphone since 2007. See testimonials from the local military base, former patients and M.D.s on our website: https://www.HypnosisByDoctors.com/FreeConsult Dr. Smith will PROVE you can experience hypnosis before you are accepted into our service guaranteed programs.
Dr. Clinton Smith, psychologist and clinical hypnotist offers a FREE Consultation for WEIGHT LOSS, ANXIETY, PAIN CONTROL & SMOKING. These services and many more have been offered online and from your smartphone since 2007. See testimonials from the local military base, former patients and M.D.s on our website: https://www.HypnosisByDoctors.com/FreeConsult Dr. Smith will PROVE you can experience hypnosis before you are accepted into our service guaranteed programs.
(334) 377-4183 View (334) 377-4183
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Kali M Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
Do you get stuck in your thinking? Do you sometimes push people away when really all you want to do is connect with them better? What about your habits- are they helping? Or are they hurting? Don't you think that there might be other ways?
Do you get stuck in your thinking? Do you sometimes push people away when really all you want to do is connect with them better? What about your habits- are they helping? Or are they hurting? Don't you think that there might be other ways?
(205) 526-4102 View (205) 526-4102
Photo of Elizabeth Harbin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Elizabeth Harbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Not accepting new clients
I want to help you become unstuck and live a life with confidence & clarity. Life is overwhelming at times & I want to support you in living a life that is meaningful. We sometimes find ourselves on what feels like an emotional roller coaster, on autopilot, or stuck in a revolving door of life. Just wanting a break & to feel relief. I want to support you in navigating & interrupting these cycles by shifting thoughts, gaining steadiness in the midst of emotional waves, & discovering internal peace & freedom. I invite you to visit my website for more information!
I want to help you become unstuck and live a life with confidence & clarity. Life is overwhelming at times & I want to support you in living a life that is meaningful. We sometimes find ourselves on what feels like an emotional roller coaster, on autopilot, or stuck in a revolving door of life. Just wanting a break & to feel relief. I want to support you in navigating & interrupting these cycles by shifting thoughts, gaining steadiness in the midst of emotional waves, & discovering internal peace & freedom. I invite you to visit my website for more information!
(205) 270-5711 View (205) 270-5711
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Sara Bowman
Counselor, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35213
I am a trauma-trained counselor in the Birmingham, AL area. I enjoy working with clients of all ages. I am pursuing the Registered Play Therapist certification and I have training and education in play therapy for my clients ages 3-10. I also have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (couples) and I am Prepare/Enriched certified to work with pre-marital couples. My clients' struggles range from relationship issues to anxiety and depression, trauma, family of origin issues, and more. Regardless of the age or concern of my clients, I believe true and lasting healing happens in the safety of authentic relationship.
I am a trauma-trained counselor in the Birmingham, AL area. I enjoy working with clients of all ages. I am pursuing the Registered Play Therapist certification and I have training and education in play therapy for my clients ages 3-10. I also have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (couples) and I am Prepare/Enriched certified to work with pre-marital couples. My clients' struggles range from relationship issues to anxiety and depression, trauma, family of origin issues, and more. Regardless of the age or concern of my clients, I believe true and lasting healing happens in the safety of authentic relationship.
(205) 576-0495 View (205) 576-0495
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Storeyhouse Counseling & Consulting-Tiffany Storey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35212
Congratulations for taking steps toward a better and more fulfilling future! We're excited to work alongside you and helping you to achieve the goals and aspirations you desire. This experience will focus on helping you to create and follow a personalized blueprint for reaching meaningful change.
Congratulations for taking steps toward a better and more fulfilling future! We're excited to work alongside you and helping you to achieve the goals and aspirations you desire. This experience will focus on helping you to create and follow a personalized blueprint for reaching meaningful change.
(205) 855-6650 View (205) 855-6650
Photo of Sandi Hedrick, Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Sandi Hedrick
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
I specialize in guiding clients through the challenges of anxiety, depression and stressful life transitions. My approach is centered on creating honest, meaningful interactions that foster growth and self-reliance. I offer individual counseling for adults and teens.
I specialize in guiding clients through the challenges of anxiety, depression and stressful life transitions. My approach is centered on creating honest, meaningful interactions that foster growth and self-reliance. I offer individual counseling for adults and teens.
(659) 348-0890 View (659) 348-0890
Photo of Jennifer Reynolds Rodgers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Jennifer Reynolds Rodgers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
Jennifer Reynolds Rodgers has been practicing in the mental health field in the state of Alabama for the past eight years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient treatment, non-profit agencies, and private practice. Her areas of expertise in working with clients include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, addiction and substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions. Jennifer is passionate about helping others create and implement a healthy lifestyle.
Jennifer Reynolds Rodgers has been practicing in the mental health field in the state of Alabama for the past eight years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient treatment, non-profit agencies, and private practice. Her areas of expertise in working with clients include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, addiction and substance abuse, relationship issues and life transitions. Jennifer is passionate about helping others create and implement a healthy lifestyle.
(205) 832-5875 View (205) 832-5875
Photo of Rebekah Laws, Licensed Professional Counselor in Crestline Heights, AL
Rebekah Laws
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Not accepting new clients
Layers of grief, complicated family history, a genetic predisposition to mental illness, a traumatic experience, stressful changes -- or a combination of these things -- can be very difficult to manage or recover from by yourself. A seemingly unendurable situation or relationship can be overwhelming without support. If you've done all you know to do and you're still feeling stuck, I can help. I'd like to partner with you to find the clarity, wisdom, strength, comfort and supports you need to feel better about yourself and your relationships -- and to enjoy your life more.
Layers of grief, complicated family history, a genetic predisposition to mental illness, a traumatic experience, stressful changes -- or a combination of these things -- can be very difficult to manage or recover from by yourself. A seemingly unendurable situation or relationship can be overwhelming without support. If you've done all you know to do and you're still feeling stuck, I can help. I'd like to partner with you to find the clarity, wisdom, strength, comfort and supports you need to feel better about yourself and your relationships -- and to enjoy your life more.
(205) 291-2626 View (205) 291-2626

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Crestline Heights, AL

< 10

Therapists in Crestline Heights, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Grief
80% Divorce
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% American Behavioral
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Crestline Heights, AL see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Crestline Heights?

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.