Therapists in Marietta, GA

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Brooke Adams Lopes
MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30064
Brooke approaches psychotherapy from a whole person perspective - addressing mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational health. Creating personal growth and lasting change as opposed to a temporary fix is the goal. Her focus includes individual, couple, trauma, family, and spirituality counseling. She has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship/marital issues, personality disorders, adhd, grief, eating disorders, and spirituality issues. Brooke utilizes EMDR, Attachment Assessment, Cognitive/Dialectic Behavior Therapies, and Trauma Theory alongside talk therapy with her clients.
Brooke approaches psychotherapy from a whole person perspective - addressing mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational health. Creating personal growth and lasting change as opposed to a temporary fix is the goal. Her focus includes individual, couple, trauma, family, and spirituality counseling. She has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship/marital issues, personality disorders, adhd, grief, eating disorders, and spirituality issues. Brooke utilizes EMDR, Attachment Assessment, Cognitive/Dialectic Behavior Therapies, and Trauma Theory alongside talk therapy with her clients.
(678) 671-5194 View (678) 671-5194
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Candy Rogers-Prosper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS
Verified
Marietta, GA 30066  (Online Only)
I believe that life is about the journey. The more skills you develop, the stronger you are and the greater your ability to navigate life's twists and turns. Whether working through grief, anger, a life transition or an addiction, I am committed to helping you develop the skills you need to create the life you want.
I believe that life is about the journey. The more skills you develop, the stronger you are and the greater your ability to navigate life's twists and turns. Whether working through grief, anger, a life transition or an addiction, I am committed to helping you develop the skills you need to create the life you want.
(678) 256-2884 View (678) 256-2884
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Danielle Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30062
Not accepting new clients
Entering psychotherapy doesn't need to be intimidating or scary! It does require a trusting and open relationship. I use my own experiences and education along with everything you bring to sessions to create a trusting,engaging and warm environment. I specialize in dynamics related to child sexual abuse and trauma, family issues, divorce, depression and anxiety, difficulty with anger management, coping skills, low self-esteem, social skills deficits, relationship problems, and other general family concerns. I enjoy meeting with entire families when appropriate. I believe you have a story to tell and I want to hear it!
Entering psychotherapy doesn't need to be intimidating or scary! It does require a trusting and open relationship. I use my own experiences and education along with everything you bring to sessions to create a trusting,engaging and warm environment. I specialize in dynamics related to child sexual abuse and trauma, family issues, divorce, depression and anxiety, difficulty with anger management, coping skills, low self-esteem, social skills deficits, relationship problems, and other general family concerns. I enjoy meeting with entire families when appropriate. I believe you have a story to tell and I want to hear it!
(404) 369-7854 x1 View (404) 369-7854 x1
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Jeff Brannan - Attento Counseling
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
NOW OFFERING AND ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR KETAMINE-ASSISTED THERAPY SERVICES (KAP) KETAMINE INTENSIVE TRAINED -- TRAUMA FOCUSED INTERVENTION SUPPORT. Therapy/counseling is the first step towards changing your life for the better.
NOW OFFERING AND ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR KETAMINE-ASSISTED THERAPY SERVICES (KAP) KETAMINE INTENSIVE TRAINED -- TRAUMA FOCUSED INTERVENTION SUPPORT. Therapy/counseling is the first step towards changing your life for the better.
(678) 672-2424 View (678) 672-2424
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Sonja Sutherland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BC-TMH, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30060
Not accepting new clients
Can you imagine looking back on life with very few regrets? Looking for practical help for the stressful situations you are facing? How much peace would that bring? How valuable would that be? There are no easy solutions, but having help from an experienced counselor who cares can help make a difference. Change your life. Build a legacy for your family and yourself that is worth leaving. Get real help so you can make real changes. Begin now to change the way you live the rest of your life!
Can you imagine looking back on life with very few regrets? Looking for practical help for the stressful situations you are facing? How much peace would that bring? How valuable would that be? There are no easy solutions, but having help from an experienced counselor who cares can help make a difference. Change your life. Build a legacy for your family and yourself that is worth leaving. Get real help so you can make real changes. Begin now to change the way you live the rest of your life!
(404) 948-4998 View (404) 948-4998
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Stacey L. Burke (Warshowsky)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30062
I have been an LCSW for over 24 years and have been in private practice in East Cobb for the last 10. My practice focuses on (but is not limited to) clients who struggle with Substance Use Disorders, Addiction Disorders, and related conditions including depression, anxiety, family issues (ex: divorce, infidelity, etc), and general life stressors. My practice accommodates both individual, family and couples counseling.
I have been an LCSW for over 24 years and have been in private practice in East Cobb for the last 10. My practice focuses on (but is not limited to) clients who struggle with Substance Use Disorders, Addiction Disorders, and related conditions including depression, anxiety, family issues (ex: divorce, infidelity, etc), and general life stressors. My practice accommodates both individual, family and couples counseling.
(770) 766-4408 View (770) 766-4408
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Brain Synchrony & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30062
My name is Pamela Jules and I am professional counselor licensed in the state of Georgia with over 8 years experience. I have worked with clients who are navigating depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma, and relationship challenges. My counseling style is motivational, compassionate, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and sensitivity. I also believe people are resilient and can heal from their past; therefore, I do not judge anyone. My approach combines CBT, humanistic psychology, trauma-focused therapy including EMDR, and Neurofeedback. I am here to empower and support you.
My name is Pamela Jules and I am professional counselor licensed in the state of Georgia with over 8 years experience. I have worked with clients who are navigating depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma, and relationship challenges. My counseling style is motivational, compassionate, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and sensitivity. I also believe people are resilient and can heal from their past; therefore, I do not judge anyone. My approach combines CBT, humanistic psychology, trauma-focused therapy including EMDR, and Neurofeedback. I am here to empower and support you.
(678) 403-6054 View (678) 403-6054
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American Alternative Court Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, SAP, CADC, CCS
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
We are a group of court-approved substance abuse intervention specialists with over 28 years of experience working with addiction. We have extensive experience in facilitating alcohol and drug evaluations, anger management evaluations, ASAM Level I and II treatment classes, Anger Management, Shoplifting and Theft Prevention, Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP), MRT, Parenting Classes, and SAP Evaluations for the Department of Transportation.
We are a group of court-approved substance abuse intervention specialists with over 28 years of experience working with addiction. We have extensive experience in facilitating alcohol and drug evaluations, anger management evaluations, ASAM Level I and II treatment classes, Anger Management, Shoplifting and Theft Prevention, Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP), MRT, Parenting Classes, and SAP Evaluations for the Department of Transportation.
(404) 348-8564 View (404) 348-8564
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Rosse Mesa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Marietta, GA 30064
Are you in need of finding healing from traumatic experiences and memories that are still affecting you today? Do you recognize a pattern of feeling disconnected and not loving yourself? As your therapist I will support you and guide you to develop the skills to heal. I work with adults, adolescents and families as they explore how trauma has shaped and impacted their personality and their relationships. My work focuses on helping you heal trauma wounds and regain a sense of safety, wholeness and connection within yourself and with others. Through therapy I will provide you a safe space to develop a lifelong healing journey.
Are you in need of finding healing from traumatic experiences and memories that are still affecting you today? Do you recognize a pattern of feeling disconnected and not loving yourself? As your therapist I will support you and guide you to develop the skills to heal. I work with adults, adolescents and families as they explore how trauma has shaped and impacted their personality and their relationships. My work focuses on helping you heal trauma wounds and regain a sense of safety, wholeness and connection within yourself and with others. Through therapy I will provide you a safe space to develop a lifelong healing journey.
(470) 412-8225 View (470) 412-8225
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Bill Colombo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MAC, NCC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
My career in counseling started with inpatient stabilization and treatment settings treating all ages in both mental health and addiction. These experiences combined with my own life experience qualify me to help you learn and grow in a non-judgmental atmosphere that will encourage positive thinking and solution focused change. Wellness is all about removing the obstacles that keep you from your true self. I want you to imagine what it would be like to wake up and feel free of the mental anguish that comes from not knowing how to break the debilitating thinking and behavior patterns that govern your life. Feels pretty great, right?
My career in counseling started with inpatient stabilization and treatment settings treating all ages in both mental health and addiction. These experiences combined with my own life experience qualify me to help you learn and grow in a non-judgmental atmosphere that will encourage positive thinking and solution focused change. Wellness is all about removing the obstacles that keep you from your true self. I want you to imagine what it would be like to wake up and feel free of the mental anguish that comes from not knowing how to break the debilitating thinking and behavior patterns that govern your life. Feels pretty great, right?
(678) 541-8968 View (678) 541-8968
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Katie Reed Yeilding
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
5 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide support to children and families with a variety of presenting concerns. I serve children ages 3-18 and young adults. I provide parent coaching as a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator. When clients come to me, they are typically looking to help a child or themselves modify a behavior. I often educate clients that behavior is a form of communication. When we can learn what a maladaptive behavior is trying to communicate, we can work together to find a way to alter it.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide support to children and families with a variety of presenting concerns. I serve children ages 3-18 and young adults. I provide parent coaching as a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator. When clients come to me, they are typically looking to help a child or themselves modify a behavior. I often educate clients that behavior is a form of communication. When we can learn what a maladaptive behavior is trying to communicate, we can work together to find a way to alter it.
(470) 465-9936 View (470) 465-9936
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Casey Calvert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30062  (Online Only)
You’re the one who seemingly has it all together. The one your friends and family all turn to for help. You’re always taking care of others, but you’re not always great about taking care of yourself. You're used to doing it all on your own, but now you're feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed. You don't have to keep doing it all on your own. I can help! I help people just like you who feel overwhelmed with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Stress, and Relationship Trauma. You don’t have to stay stuck. Together, we will identify what’s not working in your life, and get you back on track to feeling better, stronger, and more at peace.
You’re the one who seemingly has it all together. The one your friends and family all turn to for help. You’re always taking care of others, but you’re not always great about taking care of yourself. You're used to doing it all on your own, but now you're feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed. You don't have to keep doing it all on your own. I can help! I help people just like you who feel overwhelmed with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Stress, and Relationship Trauma. You don’t have to stay stuck. Together, we will identify what’s not working in your life, and get you back on track to feeling better, stronger, and more at peace.
(678) 931-9096 View (678) 931-9096
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Brittanni Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
8 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
When there are relational or sexual problems between loved ones, it can leave you feeling stuck, isolated, or defeated. You might feel like you are the problem. You are not alone and I can help. These feelings often come from early childhood messages that stay with us and interfere with our adult relationships. Being able to access and challenge these blocking messages can unlock a world to feeling more worth, connectivity and intimacy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Board Certified Sex therapist and Clinical Sexologist with the experience needed to start you towards your best life today.
When there are relational or sexual problems between loved ones, it can leave you feeling stuck, isolated, or defeated. You might feel like you are the problem. You are not alone and I can help. These feelings often come from early childhood messages that stay with us and interfere with our adult relationships. Being able to access and challenge these blocking messages can unlock a world to feeling more worth, connectivity and intimacy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Board Certified Sex therapist and Clinical Sexologist with the experience needed to start you towards your best life today.
(404) 476-5768 View (404) 476-5768
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Jamie Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, BCC, CPCS
Verified
12 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
If you're searching to know your authentic self, explore the full picture, and gain insight from an objective perspective, consider working with me as I believe that true change occurs when a person leans into the uncomfortable, and challenges their blind spots with honesty, personal reflection, and acceptance.
If you're searching to know your authentic self, explore the full picture, and gain insight from an objective perspective, consider working with me as I believe that true change occurs when a person leans into the uncomfortable, and challenges their blind spots with honesty, personal reflection, and acceptance.
(770) 769-1295 View (770) 769-1295
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Melisa Alaba Life Coach
MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Melisa Alaba, a passionate Life Coach and Therapist dedicated to empowering high-achieving professionals and entrepreneur women of color like you. My mission is to help you heal so you can create healthy relationships, set boundaries, manage life stressors, and align with your next chapter. As your guide, I am committed to providing a supportive and transformative journey. Together, we'll work on rebuilding your self-esteem, regaining your sense of self-worth, making better decisions, instilling new beliefs, and reclaiming your power.
Hello! I'm Melisa Alaba, a passionate Life Coach and Therapist dedicated to empowering high-achieving professionals and entrepreneur women of color like you. My mission is to help you heal so you can create healthy relationships, set boundaries, manage life stressors, and align with your next chapter. As your guide, I am committed to providing a supportive and transformative journey. Together, we'll work on rebuilding your self-esteem, regaining your sense of self-worth, making better decisions, instilling new beliefs, and reclaiming your power.
(678) 797-7026 View (678) 797-7026
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Brittany Osborne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30066
Starting therapy can be intimidating and daunting in so many ways. I hope to offer a safe, consistent space to help people who have felt stuck in unhelpful systems of grief, anxiety, negative thoughts or people in their life.
Starting therapy can be intimidating and daunting in so many ways. I hope to offer a safe, consistent space to help people who have felt stuck in unhelpful systems of grief, anxiety, negative thoughts or people in their life.
(470) 466-8814 View (470) 466-8814
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Tanea McKee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
Hello! I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008. I have experience in cultural stress, women's issues, marital/pre-marital, life transitions, and anxiety. My approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Narrative, Dialectical (DBT), and Family Systems therapies. I am passionate about increasing the accessibility of mental health services in marginalized communities and providing culturally competent mental health care.
Hello! I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Regis University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008. I have experience in cultural stress, women's issues, marital/pre-marital, life transitions, and anxiety. My approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Narrative, Dialectical (DBT), and Family Systems therapies. I am passionate about increasing the accessibility of mental health services in marginalized communities and providing culturally competent mental health care.
(470) 865-5576 View (470) 865-5576
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Attento Counseling Practice
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
*Request an Appointment Here https://attentocounseling.com/request-an-appointment/ *Attento Counseling is an outpatient behavioral health provider with 3 locations and over 60 licensed clinicians in the north Atlanta metro area (Marietta, Cumming, and Kennesaw). We also offer an affordable, accessible sliding-scale option for clients in need through our Mental Wellness & Emotional Learning program. Visit mwel.net for more information.
*Request an Appointment Here https://attentocounseling.com/request-an-appointment/ *Attento Counseling is an outpatient behavioral health provider with 3 locations and over 60 licensed clinicians in the north Atlanta metro area (Marietta, Cumming, and Kennesaw). We also offer an affordable, accessible sliding-scale option for clients in need through our Mental Wellness & Emotional Learning program. Visit mwel.net for more information.
(404) 383-6944 View (404) 383-6944
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Lane Womack - Attento Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30067  (Online Only)
I have over a decade of experience working with diverse populations in varied settings (inpatient residential, outpatient, PHP). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in addiction and am also well versed in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, Bipolar and other mood disorders, identity issues, anger management, co-occurring disorders, ADHD, trauma, OCD, women’s issues, relationship issues, body image, ineffective coping, and many more.
I have over a decade of experience working with diverse populations in varied settings (inpatient residential, outpatient, PHP). I enjoy working with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in addiction and am also well versed in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, Bipolar and other mood disorders, identity issues, anger management, co-occurring disorders, ADHD, trauma, OCD, women’s issues, relationship issues, body image, ineffective coping, and many more.
(404) 383-7043 View (404) 383-7043
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Woodrina Layton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Marietta, GA 30060
Trying to figure out how the puzzle pieces of life fit together is not easy. Relationships can be a beast. I will work with you to identify what’s most important to you while crystallizing your relationship goals in a manner that empowers you to incorporate actual skills into your everyday life and relationship. For example, improving communication, exploring intimacy, and the art of letting go of past traumas can allow you to discover what works for your unique relationship. Embrace the healing process, learn to set healthy boundaries, and communicate from a place of love.
Trying to figure out how the puzzle pieces of life fit together is not easy. Relationships can be a beast. I will work with you to identify what’s most important to you while crystallizing your relationship goals in a manner that empowers you to incorporate actual skills into your everyday life and relationship. For example, improving communication, exploring intimacy, and the art of letting go of past traumas can allow you to discover what works for your unique relationship. Embrace the healing process, learn to set healthy boundaries, and communicate from a place of love.
(404) 649-5328 View (404) 649-5328

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Number of Therapists in Marietta, GA

900+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Marietta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Marietta, GA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marietta?

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.