Therapists in Gainesville, GA

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Brooke Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30504
ARC Counseling works with clients of all ages, I lean toward cIients 13 and older primarily doing individual counseling. However I also love working with couples and families. With over 20 years in trauma related industries, I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, personality disorders, family and/or relationship issues, divorce, and more.
ARC Counseling works with clients of all ages, I lean toward cIients 13 and older primarily doing individual counseling. However I also love working with couples and families. With over 20 years in trauma related industries, I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, personality disorders, family and/or relationship issues, divorce, and more.
(770) 758-4940 View (770) 758-4940
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Laila L Muhanna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPRP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
It takes a brave person to admit they need help and are feeling vulnerable. Finding a therapist who recognizes this and provides a safe environment for you is essential in the healing process. I work with a wide variety of psychological and psychiatric disorders, as well as helping clients through difficult life experiences. By focusing on the therapeutic relationship with my clients, I am able to help you work through your problems and meet your therapy goals. I do this by utilizing evidence based treatment modalities in my practice. My primary focus is to help my clients achieve their goals in therapy with respect and compassion.
It takes a brave person to admit they need help and are feeling vulnerable. Finding a therapist who recognizes this and provides a safe environment for you is essential in the healing process. I work with a wide variety of psychological and psychiatric disorders, as well as helping clients through difficult life experiences. By focusing on the therapeutic relationship with my clients, I am able to help you work through your problems and meet your therapy goals. I do this by utilizing evidence based treatment modalities in my practice. My primary focus is to help my clients achieve their goals in therapy with respect and compassion.
(678) 264-3710 View (678) 264-3710
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Darlene Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30507
Hello my name is Darlene and I have been a counselor for over 20 years. I am compassionate, empathetic and goal focused therapist. I create a calm and productive counseling environment to help you at your time of need. My experience includes work with couples, families and individual facing challenging times in their life. Issues that I have helps other with include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, marriage issues, addiction and life issues. I have experience in many different settings such as private practice, Residential treatment, drug/dui courts and college setting.
Hello my name is Darlene and I have been a counselor for over 20 years. I am compassionate, empathetic and goal focused therapist. I create a calm and productive counseling environment to help you at your time of need. My experience includes work with couples, families and individual facing challenging times in their life. Issues that I have helps other with include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, marriage issues, addiction and life issues. I have experience in many different settings such as private practice, Residential treatment, drug/dui courts and college setting.
(912) 557-9344 View (912) 557-9344
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Total Victory Alliance
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, HS-BCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501  (Online Only)
Dr. Crystal Toombs has worked extensively with young adults and adults. Her counseling approach seeks to empower, motivate, and encourage individuals in the fact that regardless of the barriers they face, they can be successful. Total Victory Alliance (TVA) seeks to assist individuals in locating the keys to holistic living. This is based on motivation, insight, and a transformed mind. TVA employs counseling techniques that will unleash hidden potential in every individual so that through empowerment they will be able to overcome life’s difficult circumstances.
Dr. Crystal Toombs has worked extensively with young adults and adults. Her counseling approach seeks to empower, motivate, and encourage individuals in the fact that regardless of the barriers they face, they can be successful. Total Victory Alliance (TVA) seeks to assist individuals in locating the keys to holistic living. This is based on motivation, insight, and a transformed mind. TVA employs counseling techniques that will unleash hidden potential in every individual so that through empowerment they will be able to overcome life’s difficult circumstances.
(678) 990-2491 View (678) 990-2491
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Avenues of Life Counseling & Coaching
Pastoral Counselor, Counsel, Speaker, Coach, Author, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
I am a Christian Counselor & Therapist, who works with not only you and your spouse, but with your whole family. Many times the chains in our families are carried down through generations and I am here to help you to be free. There may be deeply rooted anger, addictions, favoritism, jealousy, anxiety and depression, just to mention a few. You will be better able to serve God as you are freed from this weight. Whether it be marital or individual, "We meet you right where you are!"
I am a Christian Counselor & Therapist, who works with not only you and your spouse, but with your whole family. Many times the chains in our families are carried down through generations and I am here to help you to be free. There may be deeply rooted anger, addictions, favoritism, jealousy, anxiety and depression, just to mention a few. You will be better able to serve God as you are freed from this weight. Whether it be marital or individual, "We meet you right where you are!"
(404) 620-2004 View (404) 620-2004
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Kelly Dahlke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501
Welcome! My name is Kelly Dahlke. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I am a client centered therapist who works with clients who are dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, and who may benefit from direction and help outside of their circle of family and friends. I work with clients dealing with a number of disorders, including anxiety and depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and bipolar disorder.
Welcome! My name is Kelly Dahlke. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia. I am a client centered therapist who works with clients who are dealing with life transitions, grief and loss, and who may benefit from direction and help outside of their circle of family and friends. I work with clients dealing with a number of disorders, including anxiety and depression, trauma, substance abuse issues, and bipolar disorder.
(470) 748-0112 View (470) 748-0112
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Kristen Wiens Green
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
I am a Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist specializing in therapy and psychological testing with children and adolescents with a variety of problems. I have specialty training in working with children & adolescents ages 2-18. I have worked successfully with children with developmental delays, behavioral problems, mood disorders, ADHD, adjustment issues (divorce, death, illness, general stress), anxiety/OCD, and autism spectrum conditions. In therapy, I tend toward a cognitive-behavioral approach in a developmental framework. I also utilize mindfulness, play, DBT, and psychodynamic techniques.
I am a Board Certified Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist specializing in therapy and psychological testing with children and adolescents with a variety of problems. I have specialty training in working with children & adolescents ages 2-18. I have worked successfully with children with developmental delays, behavioral problems, mood disorders, ADHD, adjustment issues (divorce, death, illness, general stress), anxiety/OCD, and autism spectrum conditions. In therapy, I tend toward a cognitive-behavioral approach in a developmental framework. I also utilize mindfulness, play, DBT, and psychodynamic techniques.
(678) 384-4437 View (678) 384-4437
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Nathan Fuller -The Well Therapies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, EAP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501
Life is hard, sometimes we feel like we have more than we can bare. That's where a helping hand and friendly face can be crucial and needed. I'd be honored to be that face. The story of our life is not defined by a few bad chapters. It is in the bad chapters that we grow the most. I would love to come along side of you and your loved ones to help you navigate these challenges. I feel most of our challenges in life could be solved by understanding our worldview and others worldview. This is a calling for me and I am happy to help!
Life is hard, sometimes we feel like we have more than we can bare. That's where a helping hand and friendly face can be crucial and needed. I'd be honored to be that face. The story of our life is not defined by a few bad chapters. It is in the bad chapters that we grow the most. I would love to come along side of you and your loved ones to help you navigate these challenges. I feel most of our challenges in life could be solved by understanding our worldview and others worldview. This is a calling for me and I am happy to help!
(770) 270-3153 View (770) 270-3153
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Glenda York
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30506  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals and small groups. I hold a BA degree in psychology, a MA degree in education, and a MS degree in mental health counseling. I view counseling as a team effort to make sense of the past, create change for the future, and set goals and build skills to enhance peace and joy in life. For individual counseling, I practice an integrated approach with emphasis on psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques. My approach to small group facilitation is psycho-educational for empowerment of group participants.
I am a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals and small groups. I hold a BA degree in psychology, a MA degree in education, and a MS degree in mental health counseling. I view counseling as a team effort to make sense of the past, create change for the future, and set goals and build skills to enhance peace and joy in life. For individual counseling, I practice an integrated approach with emphasis on psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques. My approach to small group facilitation is psycho-educational for empowerment of group participants.
(706) 872-7098 View (706) 872-7098
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Jamie Lewis-Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30507
Hi! I’m an LPC in GA and have worked for 10+ years with all age groups in outpatient/inpatient settings struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, & suicidal thoughts. My therapeutic approach is integrative, primarily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. I have worked with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders, as well as those struggling with behavioral and emotional distress, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, insomnia, and more.
Hi! I’m an LPC in GA and have worked for 10+ years with all age groups in outpatient/inpatient settings struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, & suicidal thoughts. My therapeutic approach is integrative, primarily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. I have worked with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders, as well as those struggling with behavioral and emotional distress, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, insomnia, and more.
(706) 928-6744 View (706) 928-6744
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Mindie M Blackshear
Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501  (Online Only)
Most of my clients present with stress and depression either from grief or issues related to identity. These problems typically affect the way they are moving through the world, their relationships, their life satisfaction, and their understanding of themselves. My clients are typically searching for answers and understanding. They want to be able to live their lives instead of being trapped by trying to survive.
Most of my clients present with stress and depression either from grief or issues related to identity. These problems typically affect the way they are moving through the world, their relationships, their life satisfaction, and their understanding of themselves. My clients are typically searching for answers and understanding. They want to be able to live their lives instead of being trapped by trying to survive.
(470) 684-6695 View (470) 684-6695
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Iko Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
Life can be challenging, and as a mental health professional, I advocate for my clients and provide a safe space to help others navigate through the complexities of life. I provide compassionate care through active listening and see therapy as a collaborative effort, so clients feel heard and valued. By creating a supportive therapeutic space, I want to work with you to help you find your voice, value, and full potential. I enjoy working with families, couples, and individuals to overcome various issues and meet the unique needs of each client. I have wide flexibility and work under the direction of Amanda Martin, LPC.
Life can be challenging, and as a mental health professional, I advocate for my clients and provide a safe space to help others navigate through the complexities of life. I provide compassionate care through active listening and see therapy as a collaborative effort, so clients feel heard and valued. By creating a supportive therapeutic space, I want to work with you to help you find your voice, value, and full potential. I enjoy working with families, couples, and individuals to overcome various issues and meet the unique needs of each client. I have wide flexibility and work under the direction of Amanda Martin, LPC.
(678) 679-7267 View (678) 679-7267
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Jesse Lewallen
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CEAP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501
Have you been feeling overwhelmed when making an important life decision? Are you having difficulty deciding what to do? With almost a decade of clinical experience, my goal is to empower individuals to become their own agent of change through a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. I value building strong therapeutic relationships that are created in a safe and non-judgmental space.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed when making an important life decision? Are you having difficulty deciding what to do? With almost a decade of clinical experience, my goal is to empower individuals to become their own agent of change through a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. I value building strong therapeutic relationships that are created in a safe and non-judgmental space.
(678) 981-9542 View (678) 981-9542
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Abby Chapman Brewer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC, CDVC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
As a therapist, I work with you to help identify your desires and empower you to make those positive changes in your life. I understand that making the decision to seek help can be difficult, so I use an approach that is compassionate and non-judgmental to help create an environment where you feel supported and safe in your journey to a better life. Anxiety and depression are daily reminders that we live in an ever- changing and tough world. If you are experiencing problems due to stress, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, illnesses or work related or school related issues, please call me and we will walk this journey together.
As a therapist, I work with you to help identify your desires and empower you to make those positive changes in your life. I understand that making the decision to seek help can be difficult, so I use an approach that is compassionate and non-judgmental to help create an environment where you feel supported and safe in your journey to a better life. Anxiety and depression are daily reminders that we live in an ever- changing and tough world. If you are experiencing problems due to stress, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, illnesses or work related or school related issues, please call me and we will walk this journey together.
(678) 780-4115 View (678) 780-4115
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Stacey L Huff
Counselor, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
My office is a safe space where you can feel free to embark on your personal path toward healing, peace and joy. I believe all humans are unique and beautiful people who doing their best in the moment. Each of us has a core Self who is compassionate, creative, courageous, curious, confident and capable of deep and meaningful connection.
My office is a safe space where you can feel free to embark on your personal path toward healing, peace and joy. I believe all humans are unique and beautiful people who doing their best in the moment. Each of us has a core Self who is compassionate, creative, courageous, curious, confident and capable of deep and meaningful connection.
(470) 594-4347 View (470) 594-4347
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Myra Terry Muckle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
My Name is Myra and I am so happy to be back at home serving the community where I grew up. This has always been my dream. My ideal client is any man or woman who grew up like I did, in addiction, abuse, and with low self-esteem. I believe that it's our secrets that keeps us sick and I am simply here to help you heal and to love and accept yourself JUST AS YOU ARE because YOU ARE ENOUGH!
My Name is Myra and I am so happy to be back at home serving the community where I grew up. This has always been my dream. My ideal client is any man or woman who grew up like I did, in addiction, abuse, and with low self-esteem. I believe that it's our secrets that keeps us sick and I am simply here to help you heal and to love and accept yourself JUST AS YOU ARE because YOU ARE ENOUGH!
(678) 661-4522 View (678) 661-4522
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Margaret Amoss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30506  (Online Only)
I work with a wide variety of clients, from younger to older adults, across cultures, and LGBTQ. I am skilled at helping with issues including addiction, anger management, relationship problems, parenting, anxiety and depression, trauma, and more.
I work with a wide variety of clients, from younger to older adults, across cultures, and LGBTQ. I am skilled at helping with issues including addiction, anger management, relationship problems, parenting, anxiety and depression, trauma, and more.
(770) 691-1759 View (770) 691-1759
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Paula Subadan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30506
I am an adolescent and adult therapist with seven years of experience. I focus on mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, and adolescents/teens. I have worked with young adults, women, and men as they face challenges at different places within their life spans. I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) modalities. To choose to commit to therapy is a decision that takes great strength, courage, and vulnerability, but it is also very rewarding. I feel that it is a privilege to hear someone’s story.
I am an adolescent and adult therapist with seven years of experience. I focus on mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, life transitions, and adolescents/teens. I have worked with young adults, women, and men as they face challenges at different places within their life spans. I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) modalities. To choose to commit to therapy is a decision that takes great strength, courage, and vulnerability, but it is also very rewarding. I feel that it is a privilege to hear someone’s story.
(478) 739-2984 View (478) 739-2984
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Randall Overdorff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gainesville, GA 30501  (Online Only)
I want to help you achieve joy, purpose and meaning in your life. I want you to be empowered, to develop sovereignty as an individual; to have self confidence, acceptance of yourself as you are, to get in sync with your own character and destiny, to make the most of your life. I want to help you clarify and benefit from your spirituality. I can help improve empathy and communication to renew a sense of humor and harmony in relationships. I work to create a welcoming, safe environment to help clarify objectives for change and build strengths and resources to implement lasting solutions.
I want to help you achieve joy, purpose and meaning in your life. I want you to be empowered, to develop sovereignty as an individual; to have self confidence, acceptance of yourself as you are, to get in sync with your own character and destiny, to make the most of your life. I want to help you clarify and benefit from your spirituality. I can help improve empathy and communication to renew a sense of humor and harmony in relationships. I work to create a welcoming, safe environment to help clarify objectives for change and build strengths and resources to implement lasting solutions.
(770) 450-5046 View (770) 450-5046
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Nairi Gilmer
Counselor, MS, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, GA 30501
My ideal client is anyone that is willing to begin their journey of healing and self-discovery. They could be dealing with issues from childhood (trauma, low-self-esteem, etc) , issues with the present (self-comparison, self-critical, etc), or/and the future (what they expect , hopelessness/helplessness). I believe that when it comes to pain, suffering, feeling of being lost, feeling empty, is something that many of us are used to dealing with alone. I joined this profession as proof that one does not have to,unless they choose to.
My ideal client is anyone that is willing to begin their journey of healing and self-discovery. They could be dealing with issues from childhood (trauma, low-self-esteem, etc) , issues with the present (self-comparison, self-critical, etc), or/and the future (what they expect , hopelessness/helplessness). I believe that when it comes to pain, suffering, feeling of being lost, feeling empty, is something that many of us are used to dealing with alone. I joined this profession as proof that one does not have to,unless they choose to.
(678) 293-7491 View (678) 293-7491

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gainesville, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Gainesville, GA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
64% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Gainesville, GA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gainesville?

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.