Therapists in Byram, MS

Photo of Elizabeth Reynolds - Discovering Peace Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Discovering Peace Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Byram, MS 39272  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is ready to work. I love working with people that understand that they need help, are receptive to other perspectives, and are open to trying things that are out of their comfort zone. I love to see people tap into their own strength and unlock a new outlook.
My ideal client is someone who is ready to work. I love working with people that understand that they need help, are receptive to other perspectives, and are open to trying things that are out of their comfort zone. I love to see people tap into their own strength and unlock a new outlook.
(601) 751-8260 View (601) 751-8260
Photo of Diana Hoover - Inspiring Growth Counseling Services, LLC, EdS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Inspiring Growth Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Byram, MS 39272
I have been a therapist for 10+ years serving across various communities in the state of Mississippi. I am very passionate about helping others learn to inspire growth within themselves. I am committed to serving individuals of all ages. I want individuals to learn and understand that everyone at one point or another in their lives needed help and with that help they can be empowered to return to healthy functioning. I also want them to know that by getting the help they need they place themselves in a position to help someone else from their growth.
I have been a therapist for 10+ years serving across various communities in the state of Mississippi. I am very passionate about helping others learn to inspire growth within themselves. I am committed to serving individuals of all ages. I want individuals to learn and understand that everyone at one point or another in their lives needed help and with that help they can be empowered to return to healthy functioning. I also want them to know that by getting the help they need they place themselves in a position to help someone else from their growth.
(601) 843-2349 View (601) 843-2349
Photo of Aleicha Diane Carter - Carter's Compassionate Counseling Services, LLC, MS, LPC-S, LMHT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carter's Compassionate Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LMHT
Verified Verified
Byram, MS 39272
Hello my name is Aleicha Carter I am a licensed professional counselor and a minister. I am compassionate about helping others find peace and freedom from past and present pains. I provide a safe non-judgmental environment in which you can be truly heard and understood no matter what issues you are facing. Within this non-judgmental environment you can safely work to strengthen your own abilities, restore and heal your relationships. You will be able to let go of secrets, shame, and unresolved pain that is causing your life to be unproductive .
Hello my name is Aleicha Carter I am a licensed professional counselor and a minister. I am compassionate about helping others find peace and freedom from past and present pains. I provide a safe non-judgmental environment in which you can be truly heard and understood no matter what issues you are facing. Within this non-judgmental environment you can safely work to strengthen your own abilities, restore and heal your relationships. You will be able to let go of secrets, shame, and unresolved pain that is causing your life to be unproductive .
(601) 453-1870 View (601) 453-1870
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Healing Minds Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byram, MS 39272  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Or maybe have a difficult time managing oppositional behaviors displayed by your child or adolescent. There comes a time in our life when we need help from a certified professional to assist in coping with many of life’s challenges. Healing Minds Counseling Center is here to provide quality mental health services to the community in an effort to help clients live to their full potential by teaching coping skills and offering professional guidance in a compassionate and empathetic environment through the use of evidence-based therapy.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Or maybe have a difficult time managing oppositional behaviors displayed by your child or adolescent. There comes a time in our life when we need help from a certified professional to assist in coping with many of life’s challenges. Healing Minds Counseling Center is here to provide quality mental health services to the community in an effort to help clients live to their full potential by teaching coping skills and offering professional guidance in a compassionate and empathetic environment through the use of evidence-based therapy.
(601) 460-0376 View (601) 460-0376
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Lana Cistrunk
LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Byram, MS 39272
Only one thing is certain....Change. But change is hard, no matter where it comes from. Unexpected changes like breakups, injuries, tragic news, and traumatic events can cause emotional struggles, anger and anxiety. You may feel that you don't know who to trust, where to go, or what to feel. Expected changes in life can also be difficult. Having children, dealing with death, divorce, life or aging transitions, or job changes, can also be difficult. Finally, sometimes we desire change, but don't know how to get there! When life changes happen, or need to happen, therapy can help. I would love to help you in this journey.
Only one thing is certain....Change. But change is hard, no matter where it comes from. Unexpected changes like breakups, injuries, tragic news, and traumatic events can cause emotional struggles, anger and anxiety. You may feel that you don't know who to trust, where to go, or what to feel. Expected changes in life can also be difficult. Having children, dealing with death, divorce, life or aging transitions, or job changes, can also be difficult. Finally, sometimes we desire change, but don't know how to get there! When life changes happen, or need to happen, therapy can help. I would love to help you in this journey.
(601) 895-1921 View (601) 895-1921

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Brittany Pippins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I understand life can get overwhelming at times and not knowing how to navigate through it perhaps may result in feelings of distress and emotional turmoil. Lack of uncertainty and fear often obscures insight of the future. Moments like these, make moving forward seem impossible. Perchance you’re encountering feelings of depression, anxiety, anger/aggression, compulsive behavior, family conflict, relationship issues, work-life balance, trauma, stressors, and more, so if you’re looking for someone that can assist you with whatever your respective needs are then you have come to the right place.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I understand life can get overwhelming at times and not knowing how to navigate through it perhaps may result in feelings of distress and emotional turmoil. Lack of uncertainty and fear often obscures insight of the future. Moments like these, make moving forward seem impossible. Perchance you’re encountering feelings of depression, anxiety, anger/aggression, compulsive behavior, family conflict, relationship issues, work-life balance, trauma, stressors, and more, so if you’re looking for someone that can assist you with whatever your respective needs are then you have come to the right place.
(601) 488-1657 View (601) 488-1657
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Dion Adkins
MA, NCC, P-LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056
There are a lot of challenges and changes in life that may be difficult to deal with. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, or self-esteem challenges. My clients need a safe space to work on themselves to improve their mental health and overall well-being
There are a lot of challenges and changes in life that may be difficult to deal with. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, or self-esteem challenges. My clients need a safe space to work on themselves to improve their mental health and overall well-being
(601) 327-3361 View (601) 327-3361
Photo of August Irving, MS, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
August Irving
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. Whether you are experiencing psychological challenges such as depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief; are stuck in behaviors that result from past hurts, need to develop healthier relationships, are experiencing parenting conflict, or want to become empowered to achieve a particular personal goal, there is hope to find your solutions.I believe there is a mind-body-spirit connection, and I will work with you to find tools to calm your fears. I am here to help you find your path to peace and emotional restoration.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. Whether you are experiencing psychological challenges such as depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief; are stuck in behaviors that result from past hurts, need to develop healthier relationships, are experiencing parenting conflict, or want to become empowered to achieve a particular personal goal, there is hope to find your solutions.I believe there is a mind-body-spirit connection, and I will work with you to find tools to calm your fears. I am here to help you find your path to peace and emotional restoration.
(769) 307-6310 View (769) 307-6310
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Nadia L Gaynor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
New Life Goals, LLC strives to provide the highest quality of care and service to each client. Input from clients are used to drive the therapeutic relationship to ensure the client and clinician are working together to achieve therapeutic goals.
New Life Goals, LLC strives to provide the highest quality of care and service to each client. Input from clients are used to drive the therapeutic relationship to ensure the client and clinician are working together to achieve therapeutic goals.
(769) 242-5856 View (769) 242-5856
Photo of Mary Beth Swayze, MA, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Mary Beth Swayze
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056
I enjoy working with couples, individuals, and adolescents – I am honored to walk with my clients as they seek to understand the various aspects of themselves and their lives which cause distress. I utilize various counseling modalities in order to create a safe, welcoming, and healing environment within which my clients have the space to grow, learn more about themselves, and work towards the completion of their goals. I have experience in both a clinical setting as well as jail ministry where I lead counseling groups for women trustees.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals, and adolescents – I am honored to walk with my clients as they seek to understand the various aspects of themselves and their lives which cause distress. I utilize various counseling modalities in order to create a safe, welcoming, and healing environment within which my clients have the space to grow, learn more about themselves, and work towards the completion of their goals. I have experience in both a clinical setting as well as jail ministry where I lead counseling groups for women trustees.
(601) 800-5116 View (601) 800-5116
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Lakeitha M Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056  (Online Only)
The decision to seek therapy is a life-changing choice. It shows you are ready to face unresolved pain OR issues that may have made you feel hopeless. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable will lead to new thinking and behavior patterns. I provide therapy to individuals, families, geriatric, small groups, LGBTQIA, and people of color struggling with historical trauma, PTSD, medical diagnosis, depressed moods, anxiety, grief, desiring personal growth, divorce, single parenting, blended families, break-ups, shame, and humiliation.
The decision to seek therapy is a life-changing choice. It shows you are ready to face unresolved pain OR issues that may have made you feel hopeless. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable will lead to new thinking and behavior patterns. I provide therapy to individuals, families, geriatric, small groups, LGBTQIA, and people of color struggling with historical trauma, PTSD, medical diagnosis, depressed moods, anxiety, grief, desiring personal growth, divorce, single parenting, blended families, break-ups, shame, and humiliation.
(504) 370-9166 View (504) 370-9166
Photo of Kelly White, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kelly White
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
I am a passionate and dedicated counselor with over 18 years experience working with children, teens, and families. I work from a strength-based perspective, seeing the potential in every client to reach their goals for the future. My desire is that every client leaves counseling feeling safe, heard and supported as you move towards positive change and personal growth. Call me today and step into a world of self-discovery and empowerment, where you are the author of your own story and I am here to guide you towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
I am a passionate and dedicated counselor with over 18 years experience working with children, teens, and families. I work from a strength-based perspective, seeing the potential in every client to reach their goals for the future. My desire is that every client leaves counseling feeling safe, heard and supported as you move towards positive change and personal growth. Call me today and step into a world of self-discovery and empowerment, where you are the author of your own story and I am here to guide you towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
(601) 401-6569 View (601) 401-6569
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New Insight Counseling &Consultation/Better Help
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056  (Online Only)
My cients present with a variety of issues related to mental/behavioral health inlcuding addictions, trauma, marriage and family, parenting, work/academic, and other issues. My approach is to meet clients where they are and help encourage and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. It is imperative to help my clients process their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a healthy manner, to educate them with the proper knowledge and coping mechanisms to effectively manage their stressors. This incudes helping clients from a systemic and holistic standpoint so that they gain the self awareness and insight needed.
My cients present with a variety of issues related to mental/behavioral health inlcuding addictions, trauma, marriage and family, parenting, work/academic, and other issues. My approach is to meet clients where they are and help encourage and empower them to make positive changes in their lives. It is imperative to help my clients process their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a healthy manner, to educate them with the proper knowledge and coping mechanisms to effectively manage their stressors. This incudes helping clients from a systemic and holistic standpoint so that they gain the self awareness and insight needed.
(601) 654-6042 x39056 View (601) 654-6042 x39056
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Randy Cotton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056
Life is stressful. It becomes even more so when trying to cope with a history of childhood mistreatment or abuse, failed relationships, parenting stresses, anxiety or disrupted mood. Struggling with these issues can also make us feel isolated and alone. Reaching out for help can be the most courageous and healthiest thing we do. Don’t continue to struggle with these issues alone.
Life is stressful. It becomes even more so when trying to cope with a history of childhood mistreatment or abuse, failed relationships, parenting stresses, anxiety or disrupted mood. Struggling with these issues can also make us feel isolated and alone. Reaching out for help can be the most courageous and healthiest thing we do. Don’t continue to struggle with these issues alone.
(601) 228-0312 View (601) 228-0312
Photo of Tamara N Johnson, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tamara N Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raymond, MS 39154
In life we all encounter positive and negative events that can lead to emotional distress. These events have the ability to impair our daily and cognitive functioning. Therapy provides a platform to help you process your feelings and emotions related to the stressful event. If you are experiencing difficulties related to stress, loss, divorce, life transitions, relationships, parenting, medical, and mental health, therapy will help you find positive coping strategies to help you cope and improve your emotional wellness. My goal is to help you find fortitude during your difficult moments.
In life we all encounter positive and negative events that can lead to emotional distress. These events have the ability to impair our daily and cognitive functioning. Therapy provides a platform to help you process your feelings and emotions related to the stressful event. If you are experiencing difficulties related to stress, loss, divorce, life transitions, relationships, parenting, medical, and mental health, therapy will help you find positive coping strategies to help you cope and improve your emotional wellness. My goal is to help you find fortitude during your difficult moments.
(214) 761-6437 View (214) 761-6437
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Mind Over Matters Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39272
Mental Wellness is paramount. It is just as important, if not more than our physical health. Depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, and all the others don't define you as a person Life can be challenging, but it's how we get through those challenges. Relationships can be challenging. Are you experiencing difficulties building lasting relationships? Do you feel stuck with no direction? Are you a high performing employee or entrepreneur that’s tapped out/burnout? Do people have difficulty understanding or relating to you? Is there family conflict that has you stressed? Let me help you in a safe and judgement free atmopshere.
Mental Wellness is paramount. It is just as important, if not more than our physical health. Depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, and all the others don't define you as a person Life can be challenging, but it's how we get through those challenges. Relationships can be challenging. Are you experiencing difficulties building lasting relationships? Do you feel stuck with no direction? Are you a high performing employee or entrepreneur that’s tapped out/burnout? Do people have difficulty understanding or relating to you? Is there family conflict that has you stressed? Let me help you in a safe and judgement free atmopshere.
(769) 241-3541 View (769) 241-3541
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David Hogue
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
Men often carry burdens alone and wish they had someone they could trust for help and guidance. The pressure of “being a man” leaves many of us feeling inadequate, confused, and lonely. We wish we had fathers or mentors to show us the way, but we have no idea how to find them. David welcomes you to explore your struggles in a safe environment and find better ways of living life with the people you love. If part of your struggle is marital or relational, then feel free to come as a couple. David and his wife Guitta, also a therapist, welcome the opportunity to work with couples seeking to live in a mutually supportive relationship.
Men often carry burdens alone and wish they had someone they could trust for help and guidance. The pressure of “being a man” leaves many of us feeling inadequate, confused, and lonely. We wish we had fathers or mentors to show us the way, but we have no idea how to find them. David welcomes you to explore your struggles in a safe environment and find better ways of living life with the people you love. If part of your struggle is marital or relational, then feel free to come as a couple. David and his wife Guitta, also a therapist, welcome the opportunity to work with couples seeking to live in a mutually supportive relationship.
(769) 224-8045 View (769) 224-8045
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Daniel A Barnes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056
Dr. Barnes is a native Mississippian, earning his B.A. in Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. He has worked in academic, private, community, school, and state psychiatric settings as well as VA medical centers. Dr. Barnes completed his internship at the VA North Texas Health Care System followed by a fellowship at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, specializing in addictive disorders.
Dr. Barnes is a native Mississippian, earning his B.A. in Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. He has worked in academic, private, community, school, and state psychiatric settings as well as VA medical centers. Dr. Barnes completed his internship at the VA North Texas Health Care System followed by a fellowship at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, specializing in addictive disorders.
(601) 488-2618 View (601) 488-2618
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Anna Mahaffey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA MFTC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056
Whatever you are facing today, know that you do not have to face it alone. I want to come alongside you and provide a safe environment where we can explore your unique story…the highs, the lows and everything in between. I want to partner with you to help you find healing as well as help you set and achieve personal goals. I want you to leave our sessions possessing more hope and encouragement than when you arrived.
Whatever you are facing today, know that you do not have to face it alone. I want to come alongside you and provide a safe environment where we can explore your unique story…the highs, the lows and everything in between. I want to partner with you to help you find healing as well as help you set and achieve personal goals. I want you to leave our sessions possessing more hope and encouragement than when you arrived.
(601) 841-0261 View (601) 841-0261
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Parker Battista
Counselor, LCPC , LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056  (Online Only)
Everyone experiences hardships in life. Using evidence based practices, I work with clients from all walks of life. My goals often include helping clients heal wounds, make sense of relationships, increase their peace and confidence, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve their overall quality of life. Whatever you’re experiencing, you’re not alone and it would be an honor to walk with you through this. I believe counseling is an effective means for many people to take charge of what they can change, accept what they cannot, and live with more intentionality and less reactivity.
Everyone experiences hardships in life. Using evidence based practices, I work with clients from all walks of life. My goals often include helping clients heal wounds, make sense of relationships, increase their peace and confidence, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve their overall quality of life. Whatever you’re experiencing, you’re not alone and it would be an honor to walk with you through this. I believe counseling is an effective means for many people to take charge of what they can change, accept what they cannot, and live with more intentionality and less reactivity.
(406) 420-6759 View (406) 420-6759

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Byram, MS

< 10

Therapists in Byram, MS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Other
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Byram, MS see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Byram?

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.