Therapists in Upperco, MD

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Cara Ebling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified Verified
Upperco, MD 21155
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Reaching out for help and taking steps to take care of yourself is a big deal. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns or just simply having a difficult time and need extra support, you deserve to be heard. Through a positive, supportive and nurturing environment, I will help you learn the tools you need to assist with the difficulties life has thrown your way. You will learn coping skills that are vital in helping you achieve your wellness goals.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Reaching out for help and taking steps to take care of yourself is a big deal. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns or just simply having a difficult time and need extra support, you deserve to be heard. Through a positive, supportive and nurturing environment, I will help you learn the tools you need to assist with the difficulties life has thrown your way. You will learn coping skills that are vital in helping you achieve your wellness goals.
(410) 587-2931 View (410) 587-2931

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Respect My Beautiful Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
My mission has been to empower and educate teen girls and women. As a teen, I wished that I had someone to empower me. My family was old school, which meant that they used a lot of tactics that weren’t uplifting to me as a teenager. My self-esteem was really low as a result. I know today that my family didn’t know any better. They were parenting the way that they were parented. In my 20-plus years of working with mothers and teens, I see the same parenting mistakes taking place today, much similar to how I was raised. Parenting has so much to do with who we are as individuals. We can’t give our daughters what we don’t have.
My mission has been to empower and educate teen girls and women. As a teen, I wished that I had someone to empower me. My family was old school, which meant that they used a lot of tactics that weren’t uplifting to me as a teenager. My self-esteem was really low as a result. I know today that my family didn’t know any better. They were parenting the way that they were parented. In my 20-plus years of working with mothers and teens, I see the same parenting mistakes taking place today, much similar to how I was raised. Parenting has so much to do with who we are as individuals. We can’t give our daughters what we don’t have.
(443) 917-3771 View (443) 917-3771
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Bob Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Are you having difficulty communicating with your partner? Feeling like the loving connection you once enjoyed has faded? Or has there been a relationship crisis that has rocked your world? If you want to create a deeper connection, communicate more effectively, deal with a crisis or create more balance of head, heart and hormones in your relationship, we can help you. Together with my wife and fellow relationship counselor/coach, Lori Hollander, we surround couples with 360 degrees of support to create extraordinary relationships, whether you are in crisis or seeking to create a deeper connection.
Are you having difficulty communicating with your partner? Feeling like the loving connection you once enjoyed has faded? Or has there been a relationship crisis that has rocked your world? If you want to create a deeper connection, communicate more effectively, deal with a crisis or create more balance of head, heart and hormones in your relationship, we can help you. Together with my wife and fellow relationship counselor/coach, Lori Hollander, we surround couples with 360 degrees of support to create extraordinary relationships, whether you are in crisis or seeking to create a deeper connection.
(410) 449-0888 View (410) 449-0888
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GIFTS Mental Health Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
(410) 941-8495 View (410) 941-8495
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Lighted Path Counseling Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ITR-TTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a licensed Therapist in Cockeysville, MD. I'd love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I'm here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life's challenges. I'm a licensed Therapist in Cockeysville, MD. I'd love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I'm here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
(443) 785-2780 View (443) 785-2780
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Caitlin Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parkton, MD 21120
Not accepting new clients
It’s not natural to live in a perpetual state of discontent and anxiety. Yet, this seems to be your experience lately. Your life feels incompatible with the way you dream about feeling in your wildest heart. Many days are spent going through the motions, bobbing along the surface hoping you don’t get pulled under. On these days you wonder if your vision of the life you’ve dreamed is merely a mirage in the desert…but you don’t believe so- something tells you there’s more. You have found success by many standards, yet you feel blocked from accessing more joy, ease, contentment, and embodiment of the things you picture yourself to be.
It’s not natural to live in a perpetual state of discontent and anxiety. Yet, this seems to be your experience lately. Your life feels incompatible with the way you dream about feeling in your wildest heart. Many days are spent going through the motions, bobbing along the surface hoping you don’t get pulled under. On these days you wonder if your vision of the life you’ve dreamed is merely a mirage in the desert…but you don’t believe so- something tells you there’s more. You have found success by many standards, yet you feel blocked from accessing more joy, ease, contentment, and embodiment of the things you picture yourself to be.
(410) 498-8856 View (410) 498-8856
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Laura K Tauzin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MT-BC, NCC, RPT, CAAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parkton, MD 21120
Feeling down, worried, or stressed at school, work, or home? Are you looking for life balance and satisfaction? Are you seeking healthier relationships with others? Do your team members feel connected, valued, and appreciated? Are you looking for creative, strength-based solutions proven to positively influence your life? Anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, work stress, life changes, parenting challenges, loss…you’re not alone. At SHCS we will work together to explore the triggers for your symptoms, and show you simple, creative, and effective ways to manage them, giving you more control over your life.
Feeling down, worried, or stressed at school, work, or home? Are you looking for life balance and satisfaction? Are you seeking healthier relationships with others? Do your team members feel connected, valued, and appreciated? Are you looking for creative, strength-based solutions proven to positively influence your life? Anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, work stress, life changes, parenting challenges, loss…you’re not alone. At SHCS we will work together to explore the triggers for your symptoms, and show you simple, creative, and effective ways to manage them, giving you more control over your life.
(717) 496-9534 View (717) 496-9534
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Carrie Schurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Finksburg, MD 21048
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Licensed as a clinical social worker in MD, I have experience working with clients in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration between therapist and client. My therapeutic approach is a strengths-based, perspective with the primary focus of treatment being enhancing skills to attain overall physical, spiritual, and mental wellness.
(443) 737-4478 View (443) 737-4478
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Wendy S Dechowitz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117
By the time clients reach out to me, they have exhausted all of their coping strategies, and feel frustrated, exhausted, and very unhappy with their current situation in life. Many have unsatisfying relationships with others, most report having unsatisfying relationships with themselves. They may be experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma and their symptoms feel very overwhelming. The quality of their lives isn't what it used to be or it has never been what they yearn for.
By the time clients reach out to me, they have exhausted all of their coping strategies, and feel frustrated, exhausted, and very unhappy with their current situation in life. Many have unsatisfying relationships with others, most report having unsatisfying relationships with themselves. They may be experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma and their symptoms feel very overwhelming. The quality of their lives isn't what it used to be or it has never been what they yearn for.
(410) 873-7492 View (410) 873-7492
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Kayla Williams
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Do you feel broken and hurt on the inside? On the outside everything looks like you have it all together and to others your life looks great, but on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and depressed. Are past traumas still haunting you? Do you find yourself struggling to handle the stressors of day-to-day life? Maybe you struggle with setting boundaries which often leaves you feeling used and unloved or maybe you find yourself going from one toxic relationship to another. Are you experiencing distress in your marriage or relationship, often feeling like you and your partner are speaking another language?
Do you feel broken and hurt on the inside? On the outside everything looks like you have it all together and to others your life looks great, but on the inside, you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and depressed. Are past traumas still haunting you? Do you find yourself struggling to handle the stressors of day-to-day life? Maybe you struggle with setting boundaries which often leaves you feeling used and unloved or maybe you find yourself going from one toxic relationship to another. Are you experiencing distress in your marriage or relationship, often feeling like you and your partner are speaking another language?
(443) 232-1858 View (443) 232-1858
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Whole Life Center LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117  (Online Only)
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
(410) 770-2518 View (410) 770-2518
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Laura M Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampstead, MD 21074
I work in collaboration and partnership with my clients, identifying, developing and enhancing their strengths. I help facilitate my client's journey on her/his path to self-discovery. I join with my clients to help them pursue their personal and interpersonal goals. This joining brings a powerful synergy to the growth and change process - making the change process less difficult, more rewarding and even joyful! Life's difficulties are easier to manage when we have inner strength, courage and the knowledge that we have coping skills and interpersonal skills. We are better able to live a more centered and grounded life.
I work in collaboration and partnership with my clients, identifying, developing and enhancing their strengths. I help facilitate my client's journey on her/his path to self-discovery. I join with my clients to help them pursue their personal and interpersonal goals. This joining brings a powerful synergy to the growth and change process - making the change process less difficult, more rewarding and even joyful! Life's difficulties are easier to manage when we have inner strength, courage and the knowledge that we have coping skills and interpersonal skills. We are better able to live a more centered and grounded life.
(410) 941-2835 View (410) 941-2835
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Dr. Tyra Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Many of us go through life suffering in silence. We may feel that even when we share with people we trust, it is still hard to find relief. This may feel like anxiety, grief, shame, or intense sadness, and may be leaving you feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and unhappy. In this practice we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can bring your full self with all of your challenges, and engage in the journey to relief and healing.
Many of us go through life suffering in silence. We may feel that even when we share with people we trust, it is still hard to find relief. This may feel like anxiety, grief, shame, or intense sadness, and may be leaving you feeling lost, exhausted, overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and unhappy. In this practice we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can bring your full self with all of your challenges, and engage in the journey to relief and healing.
(202) 918-4241 View (202) 918-4241
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Unleashing Potential LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
(410) 421-7141 View (410) 421-7141
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Falkner Discher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Your feelings are real and provide the starting point for healing. I work with the client to recognize patterns and habits that may have led to the feelings of discomfort or pain and how to live life pursuing what each client values most.
Your feelings are real and provide the starting point for healing. I work with the client to recognize patterns and habits that may have led to the feelings of discomfort or pain and how to live life pursuing what each client values most.
(410) 237-8863 View (410) 237-8863
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Heart & Mind Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117  (Online Only)
Are you tired of reliving the past? Have you noticed that you continue to hold on to bad experiences and find it challenging to move on from them? Are your experiences interfering with your relationships, career, health or education? Now, imagine living your life with more purpose, certainty, and confidence. Imagine having a sense of who you are and moving forward to become who you want to be. Imagine if the phrase “living your best life” became your mantra and not just another cliché!
Are you tired of reliving the past? Have you noticed that you continue to hold on to bad experiences and find it challenging to move on from them? Are your experiences interfering with your relationships, career, health or education? Now, imagine living your life with more purpose, certainty, and confidence. Imagine having a sense of who you are and moving forward to become who you want to be. Imagine if the phrase “living your best life” became your mantra and not just another cliché!
(443) 241-8516 View (443) 241-8516
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Colleen Gormanly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
(410) 670-8662 View (410) 670-8662
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Nielha Carter
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Westminster, MD 21157
Are you looking for a place to talk about things without fear of being judged or misunderstood? I support and guide clients, especially couples, young adults, and those with faith-related matters. My passion is helping those with life’s challenges, anxieties, and stressors. It can be difficult sometimes, but it doesn’t mean you must go through them alone.
Are you looking for a place to talk about things without fear of being judged or misunderstood? I support and guide clients, especially couples, young adults, and those with faith-related matters. My passion is helping those with life’s challenges, anxieties, and stressors. It can be difficult sometimes, but it doesn’t mean you must go through them alone.
(410) 453-1449 View (410) 453-1449
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Martha Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117  (Online Only)
Martha Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha specializes in treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, racial or cultural identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family or peer conflicts, and other issues. She has an extensive history working with various ages ranges, however she focuses her treatment on college-age and older. Martha completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology at McDaniel College.
Martha Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Approved Supervisor. Martha specializes in treating anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, life transitions, racial or cultural identity issues, grief/loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family or peer conflicts, and other issues. She has an extensive history working with various ages ranges, however she focuses her treatment on college-age and older. Martha completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology at McDaniel College.
(301) 945-8231 View (301) 945-8231
Merlene J Blair-Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced therapist and life coach who specializes in working with couples, families and individuals who are at a crossroad in their lives. Coaching is one of the many modalities I use to assist clients in moving forward.
I am an experienced therapist and life coach who specializes in working with couples, families and individuals who are at a crossroad in their lives. Coaching is one of the many modalities I use to assist clients in moving forward.
(410) 205-1129 View (410) 205-1129

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Upperco, MD

< 10

Therapists in Upperco, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Upperco, MD see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Upperco?

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.