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Photo of Thomas Latson, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Thomas Latson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a solid 15+ year history of career, academic, and professional achievement. Experienced Psychotherapist, and Group Facilitator serving multicultural clients from low socio-economic and underserved communities.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a solid 15+ year history of career, academic, and professional achievement. Experienced Psychotherapist, and Group Facilitator serving multicultural clients from low socio-economic and underserved communities.
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Bhavana Goel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
On our journey of life, sometimes we reach a point where it seems as if, we have hit the end of the road. Thoughts like, "I feel stuck", “Life is so meaningless” or “Will my relationships ever improve?”, can leave us feeling overwhelmed and drained. A deep sense of sadness, anger and frustration can get in way of our everyday functioning.  Therapy can assist you through such difficult times, as well as help you overcome every day obstacles. Together we can work towards building healthy relationships and positive well-being. Through our collaboration you will learn to access and engage your inner strengths to combat these struggles.
On our journey of life, sometimes we reach a point where it seems as if, we have hit the end of the road. Thoughts like, "I feel stuck", “Life is so meaningless” or “Will my relationships ever improve?”, can leave us feeling overwhelmed and drained. A deep sense of sadness, anger and frustration can get in way of our everyday functioning.  Therapy can assist you through such difficult times, as well as help you overcome every day obstacles. Together we can work towards building healthy relationships and positive well-being. Through our collaboration you will learn to access and engage your inner strengths to combat these struggles.
(678) 635-9827 View (678) 635-9827
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Patricia Scruggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing challenges related to self-esteem, co-dependency, life transitions and relationship issues. I can also help with anxiety and depression. I apply a client centered approach to therapy and I integrate various therapeutic modalities that can help you discover change.
I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing challenges related to self-esteem, co-dependency, life transitions and relationship issues. I can also help with anxiety and depression. I apply a client centered approach to therapy and I integrate various therapeutic modalities that can help you discover change.
(404) 948-5419 View (404) 948-5419
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Anna Griggers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Do you have a deep desire for more out of life but feel depleted and burned out when trying to put your desires into action? Do you want to move through the world able to make decisions from a place of love but end up wrestling with fear and what ifs? Aligning your life based on your most intuitive and authentic self sounds great but taking that first step forward can feel overwhelming. My role is to walk with you and help you move through the world with more ease and abundance. I specialize in helping individuals and couples heal from that which no longer serves them and reclaim the life and relationships they desire.
Do you have a deep desire for more out of life but feel depleted and burned out when trying to put your desires into action? Do you want to move through the world able to make decisions from a place of love but end up wrestling with fear and what ifs? Aligning your life based on your most intuitive and authentic self sounds great but taking that first step forward can feel overwhelming. My role is to walk with you and help you move through the world with more ease and abundance. I specialize in helping individuals and couples heal from that which no longer serves them and reclaim the life and relationships they desire.
(470) 570-9075 View (470) 570-9075
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Kendra Dixon-Cooke Moten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316
Life brings us all different challenges! Got Questions? My experience has shown that many feel challenged with understanding where this all began, and additional guidance is needed to help gain clarity on why these questions exist. Let me help you on this journey to a deeper revelation designed to transform your mind, create processes for better communication while offering you an adequate environment to heal.
Life brings us all different challenges! Got Questions? My experience has shown that many feel challenged with understanding where this all began, and additional guidance is needed to help gain clarity on why these questions exist. Let me help you on this journey to a deeper revelation designed to transform your mind, create processes for better communication while offering you an adequate environment to heal.
(404) 982-4622 View (404) 982-4622
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Mikayla Wimbush
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
Are you finding yourself struggling to connect deeply in interpersonal relationships? Having difficulty connecting your emotions to you experiences? Struggling to navigate significant life events or find your purpose? If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. You deserve to own and rewrite your story to move toward a new and improved version of yourself. Together, we can unravel past experiences that have shaped the way you show up in your relationships today and highlight the tools you possess to reach your goals.
Are you finding yourself struggling to connect deeply in interpersonal relationships? Having difficulty connecting your emotions to you experiences? Struggling to navigate significant life events or find your purpose? If this sounds familiar, you have come to the right place. You deserve to own and rewrite your story to move toward a new and improved version of yourself. Together, we can unravel past experiences that have shaped the way you show up in your relationships today and highlight the tools you possess to reach your goals.
(470) 397-3240 View (470) 397-3240
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Jo Ann Atkins Christian Counselor And Therapist
Pastoral Counselor, BA, MA, MS, DMin
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30340
As your counselor, I focus on your counseling goals and concerns. I provide tools to help gain self-understanding, change behavior, conflict resolution, restore hope, and gain spiritual empowerment. Couples are encouraged to choose the Couples Intensive, a 6 week marriage restoration and healing course. We work to understand "Daddy Issues" and other co-dependencies, as well as grief and loss, past pain, unforgiveness and the pain of rejection. Owning our story and giving ourselves compassion for the rest of our journey is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
As your counselor, I focus on your counseling goals and concerns. I provide tools to help gain self-understanding, change behavior, conflict resolution, restore hope, and gain spiritual empowerment. Couples are encouraged to choose the Couples Intensive, a 6 week marriage restoration and healing course. We work to understand "Daddy Issues" and other co-dependencies, as well as grief and loss, past pain, unforgiveness and the pain of rejection. Owning our story and giving ourselves compassion for the rest of our journey is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
(770) 504-4645 View (770) 504-4645
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Atia Butts
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30345
Trust. Compassion. Awareness. These words describe my approach to therapy. I assist families/couples, mothers, college students, youth, BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ folks. We help with depression, grief/loss, PTSD, anxiety, and trauma. If you are wrestling with the pressures of life and need a trusted professional to help you walk through some difficult moments, please give us a call.
Trust. Compassion. Awareness. These words describe my approach to therapy. I assist families/couples, mothers, college students, youth, BIPOC, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ folks. We help with depression, grief/loss, PTSD, anxiety, and trauma. If you are wrestling with the pressures of life and need a trusted professional to help you walk through some difficult moments, please give us a call.
(470) 397-5601 View (470) 397-5601
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Jasmine Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Jasmine! Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Recently experienced a life change and having a hard time navigating? Maybe you've discovered that your relationship with yourself and/or others isn't exactly what you expected them to be. I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and relational and transitional concerns to restore homeostasis in their lives, using a mix of modalities tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Welcome, I'm Jasmine! Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Recently experienced a life change and having a hard time navigating? Maybe you've discovered that your relationship with yourself and/or others isn't exactly what you expected them to be. I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and relational and transitional concerns to restore homeostasis in their lives, using a mix of modalities tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
(470) 215-1821 View (470) 215-1821
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Denisa Millette
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCTP, DBT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
As a psychologist and trauma and chronic pain specialist with over 23 years of clinical experience, my mission is to support clients of all ages and backgrounds whose lives have been disrupted or limited by the impact of past traumatic life experiences, and who struggle in their relationships with others due to trust issues, fear, anxiety, and low self-worth. I teach my clients how to use the best-proven methods to manage their triggers, fears, and worries, cultivate healthy relationships, and take the first steps to create lives worth living. Integrating trauma-focused CBT, DBT, art therapy, and mind-body practices.
As a psychologist and trauma and chronic pain specialist with over 23 years of clinical experience, my mission is to support clients of all ages and backgrounds whose lives have been disrupted or limited by the impact of past traumatic life experiences, and who struggle in their relationships with others due to trust issues, fear, anxiety, and low self-worth. I teach my clients how to use the best-proven methods to manage their triggers, fears, and worries, cultivate healthy relationships, and take the first steps to create lives worth living. Integrating trauma-focused CBT, DBT, art therapy, and mind-body practices.
(470) 635-5323 View (470) 635-5323
Photo of Malia Nicole Reese, LAPC, NCC, Counselor
Malia Nicole Reese
Counselor, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
Are you tired of always feeling sad, unmotivated, lack of energy, and as if no one else cares? Do you have thoughts of wanting to escape, feeling emotionally unsafe, and unable to cope? I am an associate licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who understands asking for help can be a difficult step, but I am here to say you will not go through it alone. Sometimes life events and challenges get the best of us or maybe you are struggling to find balance in your life. Relationships with friends, family, and partners can be challenging and maybe you are seeking better communication skills and understanding. Start your journey with me!
Are you tired of always feeling sad, unmotivated, lack of energy, and as if no one else cares? Do you have thoughts of wanting to escape, feeling emotionally unsafe, and unable to cope? I am an associate licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who understands asking for help can be a difficult step, but I am here to say you will not go through it alone. Sometimes life events and challenges get the best of us or maybe you are struggling to find balance in your life. Relationships with friends, family, and partners can be challenging and maybe you are seeking better communication skills and understanding. Start your journey with me!
(470) 748-4110 View (470) 748-4110
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Maggie Leonard
Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
I deeply believe that each individual has the strength and resilience to make the changes to live the life they desire. Stress and trauma can distance us from our core selves, resulting in depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My hope is to create space for clients to slow down, reflect, and heal. I work with those who are interested in gaining personal insight, integrating learnings, and reconnecting with their confidence and goodness. I would love to connect with you, especially if you are dealing with grief (medical diagnosis, loss, unmet expectations), maternal mental health issues (fertility, relationship), or trauma.
I deeply believe that each individual has the strength and resilience to make the changes to live the life they desire. Stress and trauma can distance us from our core selves, resulting in depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My hope is to create space for clients to slow down, reflect, and heal. I work with those who are interested in gaining personal insight, integrating learnings, and reconnecting with their confidence and goodness. I would love to connect with you, especially if you are dealing with grief (medical diagnosis, loss, unmet expectations), maternal mental health issues (fertility, relationship), or trauma.
(404) 649-5931 View (404) 649-5931
Photo of Sophia Pierre, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sophia Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Wisdom’s House was birth to provide counseling to assist those that struggle with secretive daily battles. My goal is to inform individuals they can receive healing through the power of confession, counsel, forgiveness, and accepting the power to be free. I am gilded and passionate about assisting those in reaching their full potential by living a purpose-driven life.
Wisdom’s House was birth to provide counseling to assist those that struggle with secretive daily battles. My goal is to inform individuals they can receive healing through the power of confession, counsel, forgiveness, and accepting the power to be free. I am gilded and passionate about assisting those in reaching their full potential by living a purpose-driven life.
(470) 660-5728 View (470) 660-5728
Photo of Breanna Klein, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Breanna Klein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I have a passion for helping children and teens work towards wellness, inner peace and fulfill their life goals. I work to teach them emotional awareness and regulation, develop healthy coping strategies, build frustration tolerance and promote problem solving skills. Additionally, I treat college aged individuals and young adults. My experience with the LGBTQ+ community, supporting college students with adjusting it to their new environment and expectations and assisting with Executive Functioning issues and transitioning into their next phase of life has been extremely rewarding!
I have a passion for helping children and teens work towards wellness, inner peace and fulfill their life goals. I work to teach them emotional awareness and regulation, develop healthy coping strategies, build frustration tolerance and promote problem solving skills. Additionally, I treat college aged individuals and young adults. My experience with the LGBTQ+ community, supporting college students with adjusting it to their new environment and expectations and assisting with Executive Functioning issues and transitioning into their next phase of life has been extremely rewarding!
(470) 348-2451 View (470) 348-2451
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Lisa Williams
Counselor
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30344  (Online Only)
During our initial intake session, my primary focus will be to attentively listen to your concerns and objectives. This crucial first assessment aims to not only understand your struggles and aspirations but also to build a strong therapeutic alliance. It is essential for me to ensure that I am the right match to support you in achieving your desired outcomes. I strongly believe in fostering a collaborative relationship with my clients; we work together as a team, and I am dedicated to cheering you on every step of the way!
During our initial intake session, my primary focus will be to attentively listen to your concerns and objectives. This crucial first assessment aims to not only understand your struggles and aspirations but also to build a strong therapeutic alliance. It is essential for me to ensure that I am the right match to support you in achieving your desired outcomes. I strongly believe in fostering a collaborative relationship with my clients; we work together as a team, and I am dedicated to cheering you on every step of the way!
(770) 404-9720 View (770) 404-9720
Photo of Simone Sobel, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Simone Sobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I specialize in working with adults who have trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and relationship issues. Often when we experience difficult life events, we hold our upsetting memories vividly in our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and even in our bodies. We revisit the painful past again and again, stuck in negativity and unable to simply talk our way out of the distress. I help my clients to access and process, at a deeper level, these experiences, using effective, evidence-based modalities that work. We clear out the painful past to make room for the joyful, fulfilled, self-actualized life they yearn for and deserve.
I specialize in working with adults who have trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and relationship issues. Often when we experience difficult life events, we hold our upsetting memories vividly in our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and even in our bodies. We revisit the painful past again and again, stuck in negativity and unable to simply talk our way out of the distress. I help my clients to access and process, at a deeper level, these experiences, using effective, evidence-based modalities that work. We clear out the painful past to make room for the joyful, fulfilled, self-actualized life they yearn for and deserve.
(678) 929-1245 View (678) 929-1245
Photo of Kristena Martin, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristena Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
I work with women and couples using a variety of approaches to address relational and personal concerns. My clients often seek couples or marriage counseling at a point where they believe their relationships are beyond repair. Communication has broken down, they lack trust, and intimacy no longer exists. Giving yourselves a chance to address this in therapy increases your chance of resolution. The goal of individual therapy to empower you to be your best self and find passion and joy in life. We’ll address everything you’re feeling, explore new options, and together develop a plan to help you reach your dreams and self-potential.
I work with women and couples using a variety of approaches to address relational and personal concerns. My clients often seek couples or marriage counseling at a point where they believe their relationships are beyond repair. Communication has broken down, they lack trust, and intimacy no longer exists. Giving yourselves a chance to address this in therapy increases your chance of resolution. The goal of individual therapy to empower you to be your best self and find passion and joy in life. We’ll address everything you’re feeling, explore new options, and together develop a plan to help you reach your dreams and self-potential.
(404) 800-3863 View (404) 800-3863
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Hannah Nara Choe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) You are created for a purpose and even though the darkness was hard at work, here you are, standing your ground. Well done! I want to come alongside and start this journey of true joy and freedom with you. If you are experiencing dissatisfaction and emptiness due to lack of life-giving fruit in your life, it is time to do things differently. What has worked in the past will no longer work because the Light has come.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) You are created for a purpose and even though the darkness was hard at work, here you are, standing your ground. Well done! I want to come alongside and start this journey of true joy and freedom with you. If you are experiencing dissatisfaction and emptiness due to lack of life-giving fruit in your life, it is time to do things differently. What has worked in the past will no longer work because the Light has come.
(470) 745-1851 View (470) 745-1851
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Dee White
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
You’re tired of having thoughts of not being good enough, not being skilled enough, or struggling with other people’s opinions despite all of these efforts. You want to connect with yourself better, work through damaging life experiences, and learn manage feelings of sadness, inadequacy, & worry. You’re ready to explore different viewpoints and are open to new experiences even though that might seem scary. I suspect you may enjoy a goal oriented collaborative approach that allows you to heal at your own pace.
You’re tired of having thoughts of not being good enough, not being skilled enough, or struggling with other people’s opinions despite all of these efforts. You want to connect with yourself better, work through damaging life experiences, and learn manage feelings of sadness, inadequacy, & worry. You’re ready to explore different viewpoints and are open to new experiences even though that might seem scary. I suspect you may enjoy a goal oriented collaborative approach that allows you to heal at your own pace.
(470) 287-5820 View (470) 287-5820
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Cynthia M. Harris
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
Not accepting new clients
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Therapy is most valuable when a person feels seen, heard, and understood. I know the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for that to happen with my clients. I view the success of the counseling encounter as the result of a joint commitment to a collaborative relationship between myself and the client while they are on their journey to growth, healing, and positive change. It is my mission to help bring about that positive change for those I have the privilege to work with.
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Therapy is most valuable when a person feels seen, heard, and understood. I know the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for that to happen with my clients. I view the success of the counseling encounter as the result of a joint commitment to a collaborative relationship between myself and the client while they are on their journey to growth, healing, and positive change. It is my mission to help bring about that positive change for those I have the privilege to work with.
(678) 325-5517 View (678) 325-5517
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Number of Therapists in Atlanta, GA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
66% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Atlanta, GA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Atlanta?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.