Therapists in Meridian, MS

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Oya Weston Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Dr. Hampton has over 30 years of experience in mental health care, Dr. Hampton is a National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Qualified Supervisor who has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Predominantly through the use of Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral treatment techniques, Dr. Hampton has experience with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Related Addictive Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and other adjustment and stress related difficulties.
Dr. Hampton has over 30 years of experience in mental health care, Dr. Hampton is a National Board Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Qualified Supervisor who has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Predominantly through the use of Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral treatment techniques, Dr. Hampton has experience with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Substance Related Addictive Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and other adjustment and stress related difficulties.
(769) 210-3512 View (769) 210-3512
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Behavioral Solutions of Mississippi
MA Ed, BCBA, LBA
Not Verified Not Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Sometimes it is hard to reach those goals on our own. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. I am here to serve those that are in need of behavioral services. ABA therapy is an evidence-based applied science. Utilizing ABA, I am able to assist in changing socially significant behaviors with procedures that are clearly defined and replicable. I live by the motto, "Be the change you want to see." Let's work together towards positive changes one step at a time.
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. Sometimes it is hard to reach those goals on our own. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. I am here to serve those that are in need of behavioral services. ABA therapy is an evidence-based applied science. Utilizing ABA, I am able to assist in changing socially significant behaviors with procedures that are clearly defined and replicable. I live by the motto, "Be the change you want to see." Let's work together towards positive changes one step at a time.
(601) 258-8802 View (601) 258-8802
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Dawn Wright
Counselor, M Ed, M S , Ed S, P-LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
My goal as a mental health therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that trust and open communication are essential for a successful therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an atmosphere of understanding and respect where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I value the importance of confidentiality and strive to provide my clients with a sense of safety and security as they explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. My commitment to my clients is to be compassionate, honest, and supportive while providing them with the necessary tools.
My goal as a mental health therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that trust and open communication are essential for a successful therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an atmosphere of understanding and respect where clients feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. I value the importance of confidentiality and strive to provide my clients with a sense of safety and security as they explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. My commitment to my clients is to be compassionate, honest, and supportive while providing them with the necessary tools.
(601) 843-2201 View (601) 843-2201
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Finesse Mental Health Wellness & Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, BC-TMH, CMIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301  (Online Only)
Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker is the Owner and Psychotherapist of Finesse Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Services, LLC. She is located in Meridian, MS with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Her role is to be a guide to her clients. Helping them to gain understanding in developing a plan for possible resolutions to life's challenges. Understand that Mental Health MUST be a Priority and mastering a solid "Mental Health Toolbox" helps solidify the foundation needed to effectively cope with unfortunate life experiences, using them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
Carvan Lorraine Carter Walker is the Owner and Psychotherapist of Finesse Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Services, LLC. She is located in Meridian, MS with 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Her role is to be a guide to her clients. Helping them to gain understanding in developing a plan for possible resolutions to life's challenges. Understand that Mental Health MUST be a Priority and mastering a solid "Mental Health Toolbox" helps solidify the foundation needed to effectively cope with unfortunate life experiences, using them as stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.
(601) 871-6171 View (601) 871-6171
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Lindsay Kyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Waitlist for new clients
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best...to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E.Cummings. My greatest desire is to see you become your truest self in the middle of your most challenging circumstances and most difficult relationships. Allow me the privilege of entering into your story alongside of you, walking with you on this path of discovery.
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best...to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E.Cummings. My greatest desire is to see you become your truest self in the middle of your most challenging circumstances and most difficult relationships. Allow me the privilege of entering into your story alongside of you, walking with you on this path of discovery.
(601) 851-3280 View (601) 851-3280
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Dimensions Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
Accepting New Clients! Dimensions Wellness Group offers a holistic, Solution Focused approach to Wellness by providing the flexibility to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Dimensions is designed to Bridge the Gap in Today’s ever-changing demands by focusing on the Whole Person to help you achieve your full mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials and purpose. Dimensions is excited to announce our flexible approach to delivering supportive behavioral health services for youth, adults and families.
Accepting New Clients! Dimensions Wellness Group offers a holistic, Solution Focused approach to Wellness by providing the flexibility to meet the needs of the clients we serve. Dimensions is designed to Bridge the Gap in Today’s ever-changing demands by focusing on the Whole Person to help you achieve your full mental, emotional, and spiritual potentials and purpose. Dimensions is excited to announce our flexible approach to delivering supportive behavioral health services for youth, adults and families.
(601) 688-7305 View (601) 688-7305
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Kelsey Windham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CMHT, PCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
I am licensed in Mississippi with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, self-confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I understand that life can be busy and I offer both virtual and in-person sessions.
I am licensed in Mississippi with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, self-confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I understand that life can be busy and I offer both virtual and in-person sessions.
(601) 996-4706 View (601) 996-4706
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Mary Zettler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in helping individuals discover their own strengths and truths about themselves in order to address any issues they are experiencing. Everyone has a desire to be loved and accepted as well as a need to discover their own purpose in life. This discovery often promotes motivation and goal setting to assist with growing deeper within oneself and relationally with others. I love to see clients set goals and then work to achieve them. There is such a feeling of accomplishment for a person when they finally carry out what they have been working towards.
I believe in helping individuals discover their own strengths and truths about themselves in order to address any issues they are experiencing. Everyone has a desire to be loved and accepted as well as a need to discover their own purpose in life. This discovery often promotes motivation and goal setting to assist with growing deeper within oneself and relationally with others. I love to see clients set goals and then work to achieve them. There is such a feeling of accomplishment for a person when they finally carry out what they have been working towards.
(769) 227-3955 View (769) 227-3955
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Desoto Family Wellness Center-Meridian Location
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
Do you feel weighed down by the burdens you carry daily? Do anxious thoughts course through your mind throughout the day? Perhaps you have memories from the past that continually cripple your ability to live a normal life. You might even be a parent of a child who is experiencing difficulties in school, and you just don’t know where to start. Under the clinical supervision of psychologist and clinical director, Dr. Patricia Wright, our Meridian staff will work with you in meeting your own goals to mentally thrive.
Do you feel weighed down by the burdens you carry daily? Do anxious thoughts course through your mind throughout the day? Perhaps you have memories from the past that continually cripple your ability to live a normal life. You might even be a parent of a child who is experiencing difficulties in school, and you just don’t know where to start. Under the clinical supervision of psychologist and clinical director, Dr. Patricia Wright, our Meridian staff will work with you in meeting your own goals to mentally thrive.
(601) 800-5635 x100 View (601) 800-5635 x100
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Courtney Hollie
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
My goal as Licensed Professional Counselor is to help my clients navigate life's journey by examining their behavioral patterns, thinking processes, as well as their psychosocial factors to work towards a life of balance, stability, and happiness. I believe that the counseling process is person-centered to each client based on their needs, desires, and goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires the client to actively participate to the best of their abilities by striving to implement skills and strategies acquired during sessions in their daily lives as well as to be honest about their concerns and increased symptoms.
My goal as Licensed Professional Counselor is to help my clients navigate life's journey by examining their behavioral patterns, thinking processes, as well as their psychosocial factors to work towards a life of balance, stability, and happiness. I believe that the counseling process is person-centered to each client based on their needs, desires, and goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship requires the client to actively participate to the best of their abilities by striving to implement skills and strategies acquired during sessions in their daily lives as well as to be honest about their concerns and increased symptoms.
(601) 884-6903 x1005 View (601) 884-6903 x1005
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Kristen Owen LPC BCPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
You don't understand why your faith is not working for you. You are a Christian but yet you struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and just getting through life. You feel guilty and ashamed that prayer and turning things over to God hasn't worked for you. Maybe you have been deeply hurt by others and can't seem to get past it. Or maybe things from your childhood are coming back to haunt you and you can't seem to find God in all of it. It doesn't make sense. You are just existing, going through the motions.
You don't understand why your faith is not working for you. You are a Christian but yet you struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and just getting through life. You feel guilty and ashamed that prayer and turning things over to God hasn't worked for you. Maybe you have been deeply hurt by others and can't seem to get past it. Or maybe things from your childhood are coming back to haunt you and you can't seem to find God in all of it. It doesn't make sense. You are just existing, going through the motions.
(601) 574-2308 View (601) 574-2308
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Abby Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
Are you looking for someone to hold the space for you to express your deepest fears, concerns, and worries? Are you hoping to have someone walk alongside you through making decisions when anxiety often cripples that process? You deserve to do that in a judgment -free and completely confidential zone, and I am happy to provide that for you.
Are you looking for someone to hold the space for you to express your deepest fears, concerns, and worries? Are you hoping to have someone walk alongside you through making decisions when anxiety often cripples that process? You deserve to do that in a judgment -free and completely confidential zone, and I am happy to provide that for you.
(601) 429-7093 View (601) 429-7093
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Embrace Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39305
Have you ever felt that your mental health needs go unnoticed and subsequently untreated ? Have you ever felt that your voice has been lost amongst those who are trained to help you when you did reach out for help? I provide a safe, judgment free environment to ensure that clients are comfortable in sharing the issues that they are facing. My job as a therapist is to guide you in your thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to aid you in becoming more self-aware and ultimately, alleviate symptoms that are causing you pain and suffering.
Have you ever felt that your mental health needs go unnoticed and subsequently untreated ? Have you ever felt that your voice has been lost amongst those who are trained to help you when you did reach out for help? I provide a safe, judgment free environment to ensure that clients are comfortable in sharing the issues that they are facing. My job as a therapist is to guide you in your thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to aid you in becoming more self-aware and ultimately, alleviate symptoms that are causing you pain and suffering.
(601) 851-2842 View (601) 851-2842
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David Hogue
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39302
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.
(601) 258-8147 View (601) 258-8147
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Tavia McNair Cavett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305
We all have an intrinsic knowing – what we want for our life, what is working, what is not – but sometimes it is difficult to see, feel, and recognize it. That is where therapy can help. Consider me your guide. I will work alongside you as we chart a path to find your authentic life – your true self. With expanded awareness, it is possible to not only see but to also act on the things in your life that you want to, and can change. But it takes time and a safe space to share and be present with your vulnerabilities.
We all have an intrinsic knowing – what we want for our life, what is working, what is not – but sometimes it is difficult to see, feel, and recognize it. That is where therapy can help. Consider me your guide. I will work alongside you as we chart a path to find your authentic life – your true self. With expanded awareness, it is possible to not only see but to also act on the things in your life that you want to, and can change. But it takes time and a safe space to share and be present with your vulnerabilities.
(769) 207-7513 View (769) 207-7513
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Thomas J Tullos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
I treat individuals with chemical addictions (alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications) as well as those with sexually compulsive behaviors. I also treat individuals with depression and anxiety and other mood disorders. Boundary issues at home and work as well as trauma resolution and anger management are specialties.
I treat individuals with chemical addictions (alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications) as well as those with sexually compulsive behaviors. I also treat individuals with depression and anxiety and other mood disorders. Boundary issues at home and work as well as trauma resolution and anger management are specialties.
(601) 345-2171 View (601) 345-2171
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Wendy Celoria
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39301
Providing a safe space to share difficult life situations is a priority. It is important to feel heard and I am open to listening as well as providing tools that may assist in the journey.
Providing a safe space to share difficult life situations is a priority. It is important to feel heard and I am open to listening as well as providing tools that may assist in the journey.
(601) 258-9735 View (601) 258-9735
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Insight Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Life is not perfect, but there are times when it is filled with too many hurts, disappointments, and setbacks. This could lead to stress, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Trying to cope with these emotions on your own without support is challenging.
Life is not perfect, but there are times when it is filled with too many hurts, disappointments, and setbacks. This could lead to stress, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Trying to cope with these emotions on your own without support is challenging.
(601) 202-5539 View (601) 202-5539
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P&P Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, NCC, LSW, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Do you feel like no one understands you? Are you feeling helpless? Do you need someone to listen to you? Someone who understands and can talk to you when you need it most! Hey I am here and I am listening! I provide in-home counseling, that means I come to you. You will not have to sit in an office waiting to be seen. No more worrying about who will see you at a counselor’s office. I am devoted to keep your treatment needs strictly confidential. I am here for all your mental health or private counseling needs. “Talk 2 Me!” Just call and make an appointment with me today.
Do you feel like no one understands you? Are you feeling helpless? Do you need someone to listen to you? Someone who understands and can talk to you when you need it most! Hey I am here and I am listening! I provide in-home counseling, that means I come to you. You will not have to sit in an office waiting to be seen. No more worrying about who will see you at a counselor’s office. I am devoted to keep your treatment needs strictly confidential. I am here for all your mental health or private counseling needs. “Talk 2 Me!” Just call and make an appointment with me today.
(769) 241-3524 View (769) 241-3524
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Kayla Moorer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meridian, MS 39301
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling isolated by the very walls you built for protection? If so, you are not alone, and I am glad you are here. Past hurts can leave us feeling inadequate, questioning our self-worth, and struggling to develop meaningful relationships. Whether you are seeking healing or personal growth, I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space to collaboratively work towards your goals. Those who work with me find themselves increasing their ability to communicate their needs in relationships, feel more empowered, recognize they are valued and worthy, and better understand and respond to their emotions.
Are you feeling isolated by the very walls you built for protection? If so, you are not alone, and I am glad you are here. Past hurts can leave us feeling inadequate, questioning our self-worth, and struggling to develop meaningful relationships. Whether you are seeking healing or personal growth, I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space to collaboratively work towards your goals. Those who work with me find themselves increasing their ability to communicate their needs in relationships, feel more empowered, recognize they are valued and worthy, and better understand and respond to their emotions.
(601) 996-5244 View (601) 996-5244

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Meridian, MS

20+

Average cost per session

$112

Therapists in Meridian, MS who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
85% Anxiety
74% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
56% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Optum

How Therapists in Meridian, MS see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Meridian?

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.