Therapists in Fayette, AL

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Teresa Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayette, AL 35555
I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults for over 20 years. This has given me experience in school settings, both in the elementary and high school areas, as well as, a mental health setting which implemented a team approach to care including psychiatrists, nurses, and psychotherapists. I have gained valuable experience in treating various disorders, as well as issues within families. Although I have worked in a variety of settings, my goal has remained constant: do all I can to encourage people to feel valued, to know they are cared about, and to feel empowered to act from their own inner wisdom.
I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults for over 20 years. This has given me experience in school settings, both in the elementary and high school areas, as well as, a mental health setting which implemented a team approach to care including psychiatrists, nurses, and psychotherapists. I have gained valuable experience in treating various disorders, as well as issues within families. Although I have worked in a variety of settings, my goal has remained constant: do all I can to encourage people to feel valued, to know they are cared about, and to feel empowered to act from their own inner wisdom.
(205) 236-2240 View (205) 236-2240

Online Therapists

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Cathy Prellwitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, CATODSW
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35226
*****COVID-19: TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE***** I am offering telehealth appointments via a secure HIPPA compliant platform. It is easy to use, secure and safe! ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!! Are you trying to find balance and healing in your life? Are you struggling with depression, grief and loss? Do you have past traumas that continue to impact your life today? Do you struggle with alcohol/drug use? I can help. In office and telehealth services available.
*****COVID-19: TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE***** I am offering telehealth appointments via a secure HIPPA compliant platform. It is easy to use, secure and safe! ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!! Are you trying to find balance and healing in your life? Are you struggling with depression, grief and loss? Do you have past traumas that continue to impact your life today? Do you struggle with alcohol/drug use? I can help. In office and telehealth services available.
(205) 691-4104 View (205) 691-4104
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Peter P. Boyle at Boyle & Associates, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCFC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
Does your child or teen lack motivation to achieve, have unresolved emotional issues, deal with bullying and are unable to speak up, have difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way, exhibit high-risk behaviors including sexual promiscuity, drug use or other self-harm, or simply need guidance through parental separation, divorce, loss or any demanding life situation? I have helped many children and teens overcome the obstacles to achieving success in behavior modification, emotional stability, academics and social relationships. I specialize in treating at-risk children and teens that suffer from behavioral/emotional issues that prevent healthy development.
Does your child or teen lack motivation to achieve, have unresolved emotional issues, deal with bullying and are unable to speak up, have difficulty expressing their feelings in an appropriate way, exhibit high-risk behaviors including sexual promiscuity, drug use or other self-harm, or simply need guidance through parental separation, divorce, loss or any demanding life situation? I have helped many children and teens overcome the obstacles to achieving success in behavior modification, emotional stability, academics and social relationships. I specialize in treating at-risk children and teens that suffer from behavioral/emotional issues that prevent healthy development.
(205) 289-3510 View (205) 289-3510
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Marissa (Gould) Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome! Getting the help you deserve is a brave step & I’m grateful you’re making the choice to work on yourself. I work at your pace & tailor interventions to meet your short-term or long-term needs. I do this by reminding you of the coping skills you already have while also finding new ways to navigate your life well. The more information you have the better, therefore education & self-reflecting homework will be a part of this process. It's my delight to guide you inward, toward your own knowing, to find your best path forward. In-home help may be offered if serious organizational issues are present and disruptive.
Hello & welcome! Getting the help you deserve is a brave step & I’m grateful you’re making the choice to work on yourself. I work at your pace & tailor interventions to meet your short-term or long-term needs. I do this by reminding you of the coping skills you already have while also finding new ways to navigate your life well. The more information you have the better, therefore education & self-reflecting homework will be a part of this process. It's my delight to guide you inward, toward your own knowing, to find your best path forward. In-home help may be offered if serious organizational issues are present and disruptive.
(205) 973-5755 View (205) 973-5755
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Melissa Fay Brooks
Counselor, MA, NCC, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35216
I have a passion for sitting with clients in their time of need and enjoy collaborating with clients to meet their goals. Using a foundation in CBT, I enjoy developing a solid treatment plan with the client to meet their needs and reach their goals in counseling. I am a birth, foster, and adoptive mom and have a passion for working with other moms as they transition into a new stage of life. Additionally, I have training and experience working with children and teens. Using specific techniques and interventions, I can work along side your child during their time of need.
I have a passion for sitting with clients in their time of need and enjoy collaborating with clients to meet their goals. Using a foundation in CBT, I enjoy developing a solid treatment plan with the client to meet their needs and reach their goals in counseling. I am a birth, foster, and adoptive mom and have a passion for working with other moms as they transition into a new stage of life. Additionally, I have training and experience working with children and teens. Using specific techniques and interventions, I can work along side your child during their time of need.
(205) 955-7345 View (205) 955-7345
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Melanie Neff Yarborough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Connections are at the core of counseling and therapy should be a place where you can be yourself. As your therapist, I seek to create a space where you are empowered and feel comfortable expressing your needs and desires. Through therapy, I believe that individuals can and will establish increased self-understanding, compassion, and self-confidence that allows them to better operate in their world and relationships. I consider it a privilege to walk through life’s many events with you and I am passionate about my chosen profession and your well being.
Connections are at the core of counseling and therapy should be a place where you can be yourself. As your therapist, I seek to create a space where you are empowered and feel comfortable expressing your needs and desires. Through therapy, I believe that individuals can and will establish increased self-understanding, compassion, and self-confidence that allows them to better operate in their world and relationships. I consider it a privilege to walk through life’s many events with you and I am passionate about my chosen profession and your well being.
(205) 991-2584 View (205) 991-2584
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Caroline Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who is ready to talk about their difficulties and problems and accept therapeutic relationship building, unconditional positive regard, feedback and reframing. I enjoy working with clients across the life continuum starting at age 4.
My ideal client is one who is ready to talk about their difficulties and problems and accept therapeutic relationship building, unconditional positive regard, feedback and reframing. I enjoy working with clients across the life continuum starting at age 4.
(205) 519-3873 View (205) 519-3873
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Keith Parham, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
I hope you find what you're looking for among these listings. Neither I nor others listed here will have "all the answers". As a Counselor I am trained to help you through difficult circumstances. As a person, I have fallen, been restored, and thank God for His grace, in allowing me to join you in your healing. Online Scheduling for Counseling is available at www.keithparham.com. You can simply click "Website" (on the right <) to schedule an appointment, online.
I hope you find what you're looking for among these listings. Neither I nor others listed here will have "all the answers". As a Counselor I am trained to help you through difficult circumstances. As a person, I have fallen, been restored, and thank God for His grace, in allowing me to join you in your healing. Online Scheduling for Counseling is available at www.keithparham.com. You can simply click "Website" (on the right <) to schedule an appointment, online.
(205) 687-0904 View (205) 687-0904
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Candace Jules
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35802
I have committed myself to being a knowledgeable and competent professional equipped to help a wide spectrum of clients from all walks of life who may have an equally wide range of needs. I believe you are the expert of your story, and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you, cause you distress, or make you feel “stuck”. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities to fit your needs so my approach is very client-centered; what may work for one individual may not work for the next even if there are similar diagnosis or challenges. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
I have committed myself to being a knowledgeable and competent professional equipped to help a wide spectrum of clients from all walks of life who may have an equally wide range of needs. I believe you are the expert of your story, and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you, cause you distress, or make you feel “stuck”. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities to fit your needs so my approach is very client-centered; what may work for one individual may not work for the next even if there are similar diagnosis or challenges. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!
(256) 371-5550 View (256) 371-5550
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Shauna Snyder
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AL 35816  (Online Only)
I believe you are the expert in your journey to healing. I'm here to help create safe spaces with you so that you can reach your goals in therapy. Join me on a journey of self love, healing and acceptance together. I have over 10 years of experience with diverse populations and providing trauma informed care. I also have some experience in the Spanish language. I would classify my language level to be medium as I can understand fairly well, but speaking it I'm a bit rusty on. I spent a fair amount of time in Mexico experiencing the life and culture there. Please reach out with any questions. I'm here for you.
I believe you are the expert in your journey to healing. I'm here to help create safe spaces with you so that you can reach your goals in therapy. Join me on a journey of self love, healing and acceptance together. I have over 10 years of experience with diverse populations and providing trauma informed care. I also have some experience in the Spanish language. I would classify my language level to be medium as I can understand fairly well, but speaking it I'm a bit rusty on. I spent a fair amount of time in Mexico experiencing the life and culture there. Please reach out with any questions. I'm here for you.
(334) 453-4390 View (334) 453-4390
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Michael G Semon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35244
Therapists often give homework...I give you the framework for a successful relationship so you can give yourself the homework that works best for you so that "therapy" continues without me. Yes, communication does fall apart, but the underlying problem is the emotional reactions you have toward each other. I provide you a specific relationship action plan designed to improve communication, resolve conflict more effectively and rebuild trust in your relationship.
Therapists often give homework...I give you the framework for a successful relationship so you can give yourself the homework that works best for you so that "therapy" continues without me. Yes, communication does fall apart, but the underlying problem is the emotional reactions you have toward each other. I provide you a specific relationship action plan designed to improve communication, resolve conflict more effectively and rebuild trust in your relationship.
(205) 991-3683 View (205) 991-3683
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Larry R Massey
Counselor, MDiv, MAC MHC, DMin
Verified Verified
Bessemer, AL 35022
God intends for us to be happy and content while the struggles of this world constantly attack the very foundation of our mental health. Things like intrusive thoughts of fear, jealously, inferiority, anger, mistrust, unforgiveness, and guilt rob us of our confidence and sense of wellbeing. Obsessive behavior or feelings of anxiety or depression can prevent or erode relationships that add so much to our lives. Healthy work relationships, marriage, and family relationships are all negatively or positively impacted by our perception. Our behavior will not change until our thinking changes. Why continue in pain when there is a relief.
God intends for us to be happy and content while the struggles of this world constantly attack the very foundation of our mental health. Things like intrusive thoughts of fear, jealously, inferiority, anger, mistrust, unforgiveness, and guilt rob us of our confidence and sense of wellbeing. Obsessive behavior or feelings of anxiety or depression can prevent or erode relationships that add so much to our lives. Healthy work relationships, marriage, and family relationships are all negatively or positively impacted by our perception. Our behavior will not change until our thinking changes. Why continue in pain when there is a relief.
(205) 402-8969 x7 View (205) 402-8969 x7
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McKenzie Huggins Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244  (Online Only)
If you are facing a difficult time in your life and struggling to get through the day to day, or if you are wanting to make a change and wondering where to begin, it may be time to reach out for help. As your therapist, I will work alongside you and take a collaborative approach to identify the steps necessary to achieving your desired outcomes. My goal is to create a compassionate, authentic, and comfortable environment for individuals to explore their current circumstances and build the life they want to live.
If you are facing a difficult time in your life and struggling to get through the day to day, or if you are wanting to make a change and wondering where to begin, it may be time to reach out for help. As your therapist, I will work alongside you and take a collaborative approach to identify the steps necessary to achieving your desired outcomes. My goal is to create a compassionate, authentic, and comfortable environment for individuals to explore their current circumstances and build the life they want to live.
(205) 336-6654 View (205) 336-6654
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Mary Ann Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, AL 35758
Life is ever changing with many peaks and valleys. I am here to help you view your life situations at all angles in order to process and progress. Along side one another, we will work to navigate challenging aspects that cause mental health struggles including anxiety, sadness or depression, feelings of being overwhelmed, shame, grief, and more. A variety of interventions are used and are individualized depending on your specific needs. It is an honor to meet people where they are, set goals, and work towards the goals with growth and progress. I strive to provide a calm, comfortable, therapeutic, safe and supportive environment.
Life is ever changing with many peaks and valleys. I am here to help you view your life situations at all angles in order to process and progress. Along side one another, we will work to navigate challenging aspects that cause mental health struggles including anxiety, sadness or depression, feelings of being overwhelmed, shame, grief, and more. A variety of interventions are used and are individualized depending on your specific needs. It is an honor to meet people where they are, set goals, and work towards the goals with growth and progress. I strive to provide a calm, comfortable, therapeutic, safe and supportive environment.
(256) 487-7948 View (256) 487-7948
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Shelly Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Helena, AL 35080
You are the expert on your life & your story. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free environment where you can share and explore your narratives. Therapy can empower you to access & mobilize your natural and inherent strengths. When you are ready, I can provide encouragement & support as you plan, develop, & write the next chapters in your story.
You are the expert on your life & your story. My goal is to provide a safe, judgement free environment where you can share and explore your narratives. Therapy can empower you to access & mobilize your natural and inherent strengths. When you are ready, I can provide encouragement & support as you plan, develop, & write the next chapters in your story.
(205) 255-1305 View (205) 255-1305
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Beacon Counseling and Consulting Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC
Verified Verified
Killen, AL 35645
We all face stressful and challenging times in our lives. Sometimes we need help understanding our feelings and behaviors. Anxiety, depression, grief, family relationship issues and substance abuse are just a few of the many reasons people seek mental health therapy services. Therapy is hard work that requires courage and commitment from clients. Change does not come easily and does not happen overnight but I believe that everyone has the ability to change. And with positive change, you can find confidence, improved relatiionships, and hope for a happier and more fulfilling future
We all face stressful and challenging times in our lives. Sometimes we need help understanding our feelings and behaviors. Anxiety, depression, grief, family relationship issues and substance abuse are just a few of the many reasons people seek mental health therapy services. Therapy is hard work that requires courage and commitment from clients. Change does not come easily and does not happen overnight but I believe that everyone has the ability to change. And with positive change, you can find confidence, improved relatiionships, and hope for a happier and more fulfilling future
(256) 335-4462 View (256) 335-4462
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Maya Bailey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cullman, AL 35055  (Online Only)
I aim to provide compassionate and proactive mental health care services to communities with limited resources. I provide individual, group, and family care as well as business consulting, and virtual wellness retreats that helps give people in stigimized communities a voice in the places they feel the most unheard.
I aim to provide compassionate and proactive mental health care services to communities with limited resources. I provide individual, group, and family care as well as business consulting, and virtual wellness retreats that helps give people in stigimized communities a voice in the places they feel the most unheard.
(205) 809-6051 View (205) 809-6051
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James Wayne Sellers Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35244
Are you tired of constantly working on yourself? Have you been told the best you can do is learn to "cope better" with your illness or your "issues"? Does the idea of delving into the details of your problems in a therapy session turn your stomach? What if it was ALL just an innocent misunderstanding? My passion in life is to serve others by clearing up this simple misunderstanding and pointing people towards their innate source of wisdom, clarity, and common sense.
Are you tired of constantly working on yourself? Have you been told the best you can do is learn to "cope better" with your illness or your "issues"? Does the idea of delving into the details of your problems in a therapy session turn your stomach? What if it was ALL just an innocent misunderstanding? My passion in life is to serve others by clearing up this simple misunderstanding and pointing people towards their innate source of wisdom, clarity, and common sense.
(205) 649-3146 View (205) 649-3146
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Integrative Health Services, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
SATURDAY OPENINGS AVAILABLE and ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Integrative Health Services, LLC focuses on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Everyone is not the same and therefore, treatment is tailored to fit the individual needs of each person. Overall health and well-being are strongly encouraged while receiving mental health treatment. This is why Integrative Health Services keeps a unique referral list of highly qualified primary care doctors, massage therapists, holistic doctors/herbalists, yoga therapy instructors, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, personal trainers and many others that promote overall health and well-being.
SATURDAY OPENINGS AVAILABLE and ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Integrative Health Services, LLC focuses on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Everyone is not the same and therefore, treatment is tailored to fit the individual needs of each person. Overall health and well-being are strongly encouraged while receiving mental health treatment. This is why Integrative Health Services keeps a unique referral list of highly qualified primary care doctors, massage therapists, holistic doctors/herbalists, yoga therapy instructors, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, personal trainers and many others that promote overall health and well-being.
(833) 567-3538 View (833) 567-3538
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Sharika N. Pruitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Are you an ambitious Boss Woman, a visionary, a trailblazer, and a relentless dreamer, yet find yourself grappling with personal barriers hindering the realization of your full potential? As the founder of Pink Lotus Tribe, a beacon of empowerment and wealth mindset coaching, I extend a warm invitation to embark on a transformative journey towards the life you truly deserve. Perhaps you find yourself held back by limiting beliefs, self-doubt, or lingering insecurities. Maybe you struggle to strike a balance between your personal and professional life, or you feel unworthy of the success and abundance you seek.
Are you an ambitious Boss Woman, a visionary, a trailblazer, and a relentless dreamer, yet find yourself grappling with personal barriers hindering the realization of your full potential? As the founder of Pink Lotus Tribe, a beacon of empowerment and wealth mindset coaching, I extend a warm invitation to embark on a transformative journey towards the life you truly deserve. Perhaps you find yourself held back by limiting beliefs, self-doubt, or lingering insecurities. Maybe you struggle to strike a balance between your personal and professional life, or you feel unworthy of the success and abundance you seek.
(205) 651-2270 View (205) 651-2270

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FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fayette?

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.