Therapists in McDougall, Detroit, MI

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DDC Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMP
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
My counseling philosophy is difficult doesn't mean impossible. I believe counseling involves helping you move from your current state towards what you are capable of becoming. This can be accomplished through a counseling relationship that (1) is genuine and real (2) enables you to experience acceptance and care, and (3) helps you to feel understood.
My counseling philosophy is difficult doesn't mean impossible. I believe counseling involves helping you move from your current state towards what you are capable of becoming. This can be accomplished through a counseling relationship that (1) is genuine and real (2) enables you to experience acceptance and care, and (3) helps you to feel understood.
(313) 462-2606 View (313) 462-2606
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Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Dr. Walker, a native Detroiter, created Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC out of a need for highly skilled Black clinicians expressly trained in social justice and trauma-focused treatment modalities. Dr. Walker works with all Black (BIPOC) people. She works collaboratively to facilitate growth in individuals struggling with trauma (car accidents, sexual abuse, ipv...) severe stress, depression, anxiety, major life transitions (divorce, recovering from the "sunken place," going away to college...) and stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships all while maintaining within a society which thrives on systemic oppression.
Dr. Walker, a native Detroiter, created Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC out of a need for highly skilled Black clinicians expressly trained in social justice and trauma-focused treatment modalities. Dr. Walker works with all Black (BIPOC) people. She works collaboratively to facilitate growth in individuals struggling with trauma (car accidents, sexual abuse, ipv...) severe stress, depression, anxiety, major life transitions (divorce, recovering from the "sunken place," going away to college...) and stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships all while maintaining within a society which thrives on systemic oppression.
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Priscilla Lynn Stewart
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Are you or your child experiencing a difficult time right now? Are you uncertain about normal childhood development? Have you noticed a change in your child’s mood or behavior? Did a teacher or school counselor suggest counseling for your child? Perhaps you want help in coping with life changes. I specialize in working with Black children struggling with poor self-esteem, poor boundaries, defining their identity, and day to day struggles such as lying, stealing, being rebellious… Taking the step towards seeking out counseling for you and/or your child is courageous, and I am here to help.
Are you or your child experiencing a difficult time right now? Are you uncertain about normal childhood development? Have you noticed a change in your child’s mood or behavior? Did a teacher or school counselor suggest counseling for your child? Perhaps you want help in coping with life changes. I specialize in working with Black children struggling with poor self-esteem, poor boundaries, defining their identity, and day to day struggles such as lying, stealing, being rebellious… Taking the step towards seeking out counseling for you and/or your child is courageous, and I am here to help.
(313) 631-2916 View (313) 631-2916
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Dr. Natasha Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Do you want more from your life? More peace? More joy? More hope? Existing can sometimes be difficult. Are there times that you find yourself waking up each morning just going through the motions, while simply pretending that you are fine, that life is great, and you have it all together? Meanwhile, you are struggling with thoughts of feeling stuck, fears, flashbacks of past traumas or abuse, grief, disappointments and/or relational failures. You deserve more than just to survive. Reclaim your power! It’s time to confront the fears, struggles, worries, stressors, and doubts that have been controlling your life. You deserve it!
Do you want more from your life? More peace? More joy? More hope? Existing can sometimes be difficult. Are there times that you find yourself waking up each morning just going through the motions, while simply pretending that you are fine, that life is great, and you have it all together? Meanwhile, you are struggling with thoughts of feeling stuck, fears, flashbacks of past traumas or abuse, grief, disappointments and/or relational failures. You deserve more than just to survive. Reclaim your power! It’s time to confront the fears, struggles, worries, stressors, and doubts that have been controlling your life. You deserve it!
(313) 923-2343 View (313) 923-2343
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Heather Brown
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are looking for support beyond talk therapy for yourself or for your child, help is close at hand. Life changes, problems from the past, and traumatic experiences can throw us and our kids off balance, getting in the way of growth. It is hard to see and feel the hurt but not know what to do. I offer safe, creative, and caring interventions for children, teens, and adults who are facing difficulties with life's challenges (stress, loss, change, trauma) and the related impact on thought patterns, emotional regulation, problematic behaviors, relationship difficulties, and the ability to communicate & cope effectively.
Whether you are looking for support beyond talk therapy for yourself or for your child, help is close at hand. Life changes, problems from the past, and traumatic experiences can throw us and our kids off balance, getting in the way of growth. It is hard to see and feel the hurt but not know what to do. I offer safe, creative, and caring interventions for children, teens, and adults who are facing difficulties with life's challenges (stress, loss, change, trauma) and the related impact on thought patterns, emotional regulation, problematic behaviors, relationship difficulties, and the ability to communicate & cope effectively.
(313) 486-1368 View (313) 486-1368
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Dr. Samone R Marion
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD, MHC, LP, CAADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
I am focused on the mental and emotional needs of my potential clients. I am driven to assist in the areas of Grief and Loss and Addictions Counseling. I am compelled to help individuals to become aware of how it all started, how it progressed and the steps it takes to move toward change. Making positive change opens the doors to new horizons.
I am focused on the mental and emotional needs of my potential clients. I am driven to assist in the areas of Grief and Loss and Addictions Counseling. I am compelled to help individuals to become aware of how it all started, how it progressed and the steps it takes to move toward change. Making positive change opens the doors to new horizons.
(313) 307-4252 View (313) 307-4252
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Sandra K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
The key to growth is love. All that is helping, caring, sharing, restoring, forgiving is love. A psychotherapist is a conduit to change. I believe that everyone has the ability and desire to improve her or his life; to maximize the gift that is life. I seek to facilitate such development through compassionate, dynamic participation in the transformation process.
The key to growth is love. All that is helping, caring, sharing, restoring, forgiving is love. A psychotherapist is a conduit to change. I believe that everyone has the ability and desire to improve her or his life; to maximize the gift that is life. I seek to facilitate such development through compassionate, dynamic participation in the transformation process.
(313) 879-0546 View (313) 879-0546
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Angie Mugabekazi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
You are brave and strong for wanting to see change in your life. You deserve to live a life full of joy and peace. I understand that seeking therapy might not be easy finically, emotionally, culturally and it can seem intimidating. You are doing the right thing by reaching out and starting a conversation about where you would like your life to be. Together, we will work to meet your goals and address roadblocks as they come. As a genocide survivor and a single parent, I understand first hand how challenging life can get. So often, we are overwhelmed by what life can throw us and it is okay to reach out and seek clarity.
You are brave and strong for wanting to see change in your life. You deserve to live a life full of joy and peace. I understand that seeking therapy might not be easy finically, emotionally, culturally and it can seem intimidating. You are doing the right thing by reaching out and starting a conversation about where you would like your life to be. Together, we will work to meet your goals and address roadblocks as they come. As a genocide survivor and a single parent, I understand first hand how challenging life can get. So often, we are overwhelmed by what life can throw us and it is okay to reach out and seek clarity.
(248) 453-1747 View (248) 453-1747
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Danielle Daien
Counselor, LLC, MA
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
My approach consists of multiple proven techniques and making use of different theorist styles to provide clients with the most beneficial approach. I focus on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence and impact one another (referred to as CBT). However, I will tailor the sessions to you and your needs as each client is unique. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds, variation of issues, and assortment of goals. I strive to offer each of my clients a positive, safe, and trusting place to explore feelings and emotions.
My approach consists of multiple proven techniques and making use of different theorist styles to provide clients with the most beneficial approach. I focus on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence and impact one another (referred to as CBT). However, I will tailor the sessions to you and your needs as each client is unique. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds, variation of issues, and assortment of goals. I strive to offer each of my clients a positive, safe, and trusting place to explore feelings and emotions.
(248) 265-3337 View (248) 265-3337
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Glenda Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
(313) 484-2125 View (313) 484-2125
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Jasmine Williams
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
My client base focuses on individuals, adolescents, or couples who experience anxiety, depression, relational concerns (romantic, platonic, or familial), and working through life changing events. With the main goal of wanting to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
My client base focuses on individuals, adolescents, or couples who experience anxiety, depression, relational concerns (romantic, platonic, or familial), and working through life changing events. With the main goal of wanting to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
(313) 942-4869 View (313) 942-4869
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Christie Spudowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting individuals as they prepare to welcome a baby and/or navigate early parenthood. If you notice your own worries, wounds, or trauma bubbling up in this tender stage of parenting, I can help you sift through it. We'll safely yet critically explore your own upbringing and past experiences to better understand your challenges and overcome them. I believe that every parent deserves to feel confident and supported, and I am here to provide you with the guidance and care you need. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that fosters growth, healing, and a loving bond between you and your baby/child.
I am passionate about supporting individuals as they prepare to welcome a baby and/or navigate early parenthood. If you notice your own worries, wounds, or trauma bubbling up in this tender stage of parenting, I can help you sift through it. We'll safely yet critically explore your own upbringing and past experiences to better understand your challenges and overcome them. I believe that every parent deserves to feel confident and supported, and I am here to provide you with the guidance and care you need. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that fosters growth, healing, and a loving bond between you and your baby/child.
(248) 780-1007 View (248) 780-1007
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Vikkie Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
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Melanie J. Davenport
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Meditation Teacher dedicated to helping people turn their complex traumatic histories into lives of resilience, wisdom and focus. My work is focused on both educating clients about how negative thoughts and perceptions get lodged into our minds and bodies, which then greatly influence the choices we make in every aspect of our lives.
I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Meditation Teacher dedicated to helping people turn their complex traumatic histories into lives of resilience, wisdom and focus. My work is focused on both educating clients about how negative thoughts and perceptions get lodged into our minds and bodies, which then greatly influence the choices we make in every aspect of our lives.
(248) 306-8871 View (248) 306-8871
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Connectere LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
Connectere, LLC was created to provide quality therapeutic services to individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to Connect with individuals and empower achievement that will improve their overall quality of life.
Connectere, LLC was created to provide quality therapeutic services to individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to Connect with individuals and empower achievement that will improve their overall quality of life.
(248) 283-4942 View (248) 283-4942
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Lilly Ismail
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Coach, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Embarking on a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Congratulations – you've just taken a significant stride toward unlocking your limitless potential. You're not just a person; you're a powerhouse of capabilities, despite the challenges you face. Your emotions matter, your experiences are genuine, and you deserve to not only be acknowledged but truly seen and heard. I'm dedicated to creating a connection that fosters acceptance and understanding within a nurturing space. Let's cultivate a relationship where you feel not just heard, but empowered. Let's work through the limiting beliefs and process what is holding you back.
Embarking on a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Congratulations – you've just taken a significant stride toward unlocking your limitless potential. You're not just a person; you're a powerhouse of capabilities, despite the challenges you face. Your emotions matter, your experiences are genuine, and you deserve to not only be acknowledged but truly seen and heard. I'm dedicated to creating a connection that fosters acceptance and understanding within a nurturing space. Let's cultivate a relationship where you feel not just heard, but empowered. Let's work through the limiting beliefs and process what is holding you back.
(303) 647-6120 View (303) 647-6120
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Katie Gorney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie Gorney LMSW, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been practicing in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, relationships and families to work toward creating their best lives. I work alongside my client's as they navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie Gorney LMSW, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been practicing in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, relationships and families to work toward creating their best lives. I work alongside my client's as they navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
(313) 546-0195 View (313) 546-0195
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Jacques D Short
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TMLP
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
I focus on the connectedness among developmental, social, relational, and cultural factors. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I work with clients dealing with many different issues. I have worked with clients from a myriad of racial and ethnic backgrounds but have focused experience working with Black and Native American clients striving to work through race-related stress and racial identity concerns. I work with sexual identity and gender identity concerns (e.g., trans, questioning, gender non-conforming).
I focus on the connectedness among developmental, social, relational, and cultural factors. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I work with clients dealing with many different issues. I have worked with clients from a myriad of racial and ethnic backgrounds but have focused experience working with Black and Native American clients striving to work through race-related stress and racial identity concerns. I work with sexual identity and gender identity concerns (e.g., trans, questioning, gender non-conforming).
(734) 659-4075 View (734) 659-4075
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Stephanie Gardner-Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Acting like you have it all together is exhausting. And you do have it together- mostly. People know you as a high achiever, someone who can be counted on. Which is great, except letting people down isn't an option and your schedule is stuffed. Your intuition about people and situations is spot on when you follow your gut, yet when you're stressed out you second-guess yourself and are your own worst critic. You can feel as calm and collected as everyone thinks you are. A relationship with yourself and others that makes you feel connected & whole is possible- that's what I help folks find within themselves.
Acting like you have it all together is exhausting. And you do have it together- mostly. People know you as a high achiever, someone who can be counted on. Which is great, except letting people down isn't an option and your schedule is stuffed. Your intuition about people and situations is spot on when you follow your gut, yet when you're stressed out you second-guess yourself and are your own worst critic. You can feel as calm and collected as everyone thinks you are. A relationship with yourself and others that makes you feel connected & whole is possible- that's what I help folks find within themselves.
(517) 308-9808 View (517) 308-9808
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Michelle Cass
Counselor, MS , LLPC
Verified Verified
McDougall, Detroit, MI 48207
I am a trained Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist (TF CBT) that specialized in trauma, PTSD, early childhood trauma. I also work with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) anger issues, depression, self harm and suicidal, mental health issues. I also help those that have anxiety, body issues, self esteem. I love working with families, supporting them, with collaboration, helping the family have a positive and improved relationship with each other.
I am a trained Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist (TF CBT) that specialized in trauma, PTSD, early childhood trauma. I also work with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) anger issues, depression, self harm and suicidal, mental health issues. I also help those that have anxiety, body issues, self esteem. I love working with families, supporting them, with collaboration, helping the family have a positive and improved relationship with each other.
(248) 283-4125 View (248) 283-4125

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in McDougall, Detroit, MI

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in McDougall, Detroit, MI who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
82% Anxiety
73% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Aetna
50% Medicaid

How Therapists in McDougall, Detroit, MI see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in McDougall, Detroit?

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.