Therapists in Burlington, NC

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Kenneth Bryan Williams
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
My focus is client centered with a desire for a healthy resolution to issues affecting the clients overall mental health. I look at the client with a wellness overview, I provide clients with a caring, compassionate, and transparent approach to healing from issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic stress and relationship issues
My focus is client centered with a desire for a healthy resolution to issues affecting the clients overall mental health. I look at the client with a wellness overview, I provide clients with a caring, compassionate, and transparent approach to healing from issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic stress and relationship issues
(743) 200-2817 View (743) 200-2817
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Anna Slaydon
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Does your brain get stuck sometimes? Perhaps it’s an idea, thought, image that you just can’t get out of your head. It may drive you to think certain things or do certain things to help get the uncomfortable or even scary feelings to go away. You may fear that you may one day hurt someone else or yourself, against your will and outside of your control. Perhaps you feel locked into doing things over and over again - whether it’s touching an item, pulling your hair or some other repetitive behavior that you can’t just get out of. If that’s you - then Anna Slaydon with Greater Hope Counseling Inc PC can help.
Does your brain get stuck sometimes? Perhaps it’s an idea, thought, image that you just can’t get out of your head. It may drive you to think certain things or do certain things to help get the uncomfortable or even scary feelings to go away. You may fear that you may one day hurt someone else or yourself, against your will and outside of your control. Perhaps you feel locked into doing things over and over again - whether it’s touching an item, pulling your hair or some other repetitive behavior that you can’t just get out of. If that’s you - then Anna Slaydon with Greater Hope Counseling Inc PC can help.
(336) 777-7472 View (336) 777-7472
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Amber Doby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Could your child or teen be happier? Are they struggling with self-worth, school achievement, peer relationships, depression, anxiety, or ADHD? Has the amount of time they use technology such as video gaming or social media become problematic? Life can be challenging, and most of us need help at one time or another. My passion is helping children and their families overcome barriers by empowering them with the skills and strategies to be the best they can be. I offer a safe place to process thoughts and feelings and be heard and understood.
Could your child or teen be happier? Are they struggling with self-worth, school achievement, peer relationships, depression, anxiety, or ADHD? Has the amount of time they use technology such as video gaming or social media become problematic? Life can be challenging, and most of us need help at one time or another. My passion is helping children and their families overcome barriers by empowering them with the skills and strategies to be the best they can be. I offer a safe place to process thoughts and feelings and be heard and understood.
(336) 331-5692 x6 View (336) 331-5692 x6
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Jessica Coble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Not accepting new clients
Being stressed may feel normal, but it doesn't have to continue. Your days are full, you are tired, and taking care of yourself comes in last place on your to-do list. From the outside looking in you appear driven, responsible, and confident, but it never feels like enough. The things you are pouring yourself into don't feel as fulfilling as they once did. You feel accomplished, yet empty; successful, but waiting for the other shoe to drop. You've worked hard to build your life, but you know you want to, and need to, make a change.
Being stressed may feel normal, but it doesn't have to continue. Your days are full, you are tired, and taking care of yourself comes in last place on your to-do list. From the outside looking in you appear driven, responsible, and confident, but it never feels like enough. The things you are pouring yourself into don't feel as fulfilling as they once did. You feel accomplished, yet empty; successful, but waiting for the other shoe to drop. You've worked hard to build your life, but you know you want to, and need to, make a change.
(336) 814-9474 View (336) 814-9474
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Taylor Cummins(Vinson)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27217
My name is Taylor Cummins Vinson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC, NCC) with six years of clinical experience. My counseling experience includes outpatient counseling for clients who have experienced recent trauma, experienced domestic violence, or have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Client-Centered Therapy during sessions and create an environment of positive regard and empathy. I believe goal setting is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client.
My name is Taylor Cummins Vinson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC, NCC) with six years of clinical experience. My counseling experience includes outpatient counseling for clients who have experienced recent trauma, experienced domestic violence, or have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Client-Centered Therapy during sessions and create an environment of positive regard and empathy. I believe goal setting is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client.
(980) 332-6800 View (980) 332-6800
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Sonja D. Ellington
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC, CEAS
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
Sometimes things in life are difficult to understand and navigate. Are you experiencing overwhelm and stress? I would like to work with you to reach your goals, find healthy coping skills, and live a positive life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience, and work with teens (13 and older) and adults with general mental health concerns, life stress, grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have extensive experience in vocational counseling and provide support for career changes as well.
Sometimes things in life are difficult to understand and navigate. Are you experiencing overwhelm and stress? I would like to work with you to reach your goals, find healthy coping skills, and live a positive life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience, and work with teens (13 and older) and adults with general mental health concerns, life stress, grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have extensive experience in vocational counseling and provide support for career changes as well.
(336) 803-7309 View (336) 803-7309
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Dorenza Frederick
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215  (Online Only)
Change can be really tough. I work with clients to co-create a safe space while navigating life's many transitions. Culturally sensitive care is at the forefront of my work, and I enjoy connecting with communities of color, first-generation college students and hold space for the intersection of various identities. I believe therapy should be a place where you can show up unapologetically! You don't have to heal in isolation!
Change can be really tough. I work with clients to co-create a safe space while navigating life's many transitions. Culturally sensitive care is at the forefront of my work, and I enjoy connecting with communities of color, first-generation college students and hold space for the intersection of various identities. I believe therapy should be a place where you can show up unapologetically! You don't have to heal in isolation!
(336) 586-5094 View (336) 586-5094
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Aaron Hawkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
I work with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, life transitions, grief, trauma, or schizophrenia. I provide evidence-based therapy for these concerns to help collaboratively create new ways to cope so you can live a life worth living.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a wide variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, life transitions, grief, trauma, or schizophrenia. I provide evidence-based therapy for these concerns to help collaboratively create new ways to cope so you can live a life worth living.
(336) 810-0441 View (336) 810-0441
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Cassandra Otero
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
You want to make changes in your world, but you feel overwhelmed. Feelings of stress and anxiety leave you unsure of where to even start. You would like to talk to someone, but you are afraid of being misunderstood and judged. The loneliness from not being able to open up about what is happening just creates more helplessness, confusion, and pain.
You want to make changes in your world, but you feel overwhelmed. Feelings of stress and anxiety leave you unsure of where to even start. You would like to talk to someone, but you are afraid of being misunderstood and judged. The loneliness from not being able to open up about what is happening just creates more helplessness, confusion, and pain.
(336) 438-2677 View (336) 438-2677
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Whitney McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
Welcome to my practice! I'm Whitney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With of experience in the field, I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy. My therapeutic style is rooted in evidence-based practices, tailored to each client's unique needs and goals. Together, we'll uncover insights, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience, empowering you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. It takes courage to seek support, and I commend you for taking this important step towards your well-being.
Welcome to my practice! I'm Whitney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. With of experience in the field, I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy. My therapeutic style is rooted in evidence-based practices, tailored to each client's unique needs and goals. Together, we'll uncover insights, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience, empowering you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. It takes courage to seek support, and I commend you for taking this important step towards your well-being.
(336) 490-5474 View (336) 490-5474
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Rebecca Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Is fear or anxiety getting in the way of your child enjoying the things they used to? Maybe it’s taking up so much time that they can’t do the important things- like making friends, going to school, or spending time with loved ones. Your child may fear that they will do something they didn’t mean to or something bad will happen, outside of their control. Perhaps they feel stuck doing the same behavior over and over again to try to find relief, just to find themselves scared and worried again. These experiences can be very painful and isolating, and if it’s your child, very confusing. If this sounds like your child, I'm here to help.
Is fear or anxiety getting in the way of your child enjoying the things they used to? Maybe it’s taking up so much time that they can’t do the important things- like making friends, going to school, or spending time with loved ones. Your child may fear that they will do something they didn’t mean to or something bad will happen, outside of their control. Perhaps they feel stuck doing the same behavior over and over again to try to find relief, just to find themselves scared and worried again. These experiences can be very painful and isolating, and if it’s your child, very confusing. If this sounds like your child, I'm here to help.
(336) 645-9704 View (336) 645-9704
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Marie Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
Welcome! Here at Elon Psychological & Wellness Services, PLLC, I realize that no two people are the same, and I tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. After recognizing underlying problems, clients can fully realize their strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way.
Welcome! Here at Elon Psychological & Wellness Services, PLLC, I realize that no two people are the same, and I tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. After recognizing underlying problems, clients can fully realize their strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way.
(336) 891-4419 View (336) 891-4419
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Milicia Tedder
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
Do you feel mentally or emotionally depleted? Are your experiences with trauma impacting your relationships? Are you tired of making decisions that don't serve who you want to be? Individual therapy explores how all parts of your life work together and, with various treatment strategies, can support you in managing distress. In our time together, we will explore experiences, thoughts, and core beliefs that may prevent you from being where you truly want to be. Additionally, you gain tools and skills to equip you for the journey ahead.
Do you feel mentally or emotionally depleted? Are your experiences with trauma impacting your relationships? Are you tired of making decisions that don't serve who you want to be? Individual therapy explores how all parts of your life work together and, with various treatment strategies, can support you in managing distress. In our time together, we will explore experiences, thoughts, and core beliefs that may prevent you from being where you truly want to be. Additionally, you gain tools and skills to equip you for the journey ahead.
(336) 739-5988 View (336) 739-5988
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Robin Fitzgerald
Counselor, LCMHC, DBS, NLP-P, MA
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27217
Not accepting new clients
Has the stress of life left you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have difficulty coping with day to day activities due to depression, anxiety, grief, or another emotional issue? Finding someone who can walk with you in this difficult time is an important first step towards feeling better. I can offer you a safe place filled with unconditional acceptance to share the difficulties that life has placed in your path. My passion is helping you move from depression, anxiety, grief, or low self- esteem into a person equipped to live your best life possible.
Has the stress of life left you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have difficulty coping with day to day activities due to depression, anxiety, grief, or another emotional issue? Finding someone who can walk with you in this difficult time is an important first step towards feeling better. I can offer you a safe place filled with unconditional acceptance to share the difficulties that life has placed in your path. My passion is helping you move from depression, anxiety, grief, or low self- esteem into a person equipped to live your best life possible.
(336) 203-6839 View (336) 203-6839
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Abrakay Carr
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Realizing you need support can be difficult and you’ve already taken a huge step toward healing just by being here. It's time to start getting the help you need to build the life you aspire to live. I can help! I use a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, and related disorders. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and take a holistic approach to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. I also specialize in treating Hoarding Disorder. I bring a high level of compassionate care to help people build their sense of freedom and autonomy in every area of their lives.
Realizing you need support can be difficult and you’ve already taken a huge step toward healing just by being here. It's time to start getting the help you need to build the life you aspire to live. I can help! I use a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, and related disorders. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and take a holistic approach to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. I also specialize in treating Hoarding Disorder. I bring a high level of compassionate care to help people build their sense of freedom and autonomy in every area of their lives.
(336) 569-2483 View (336) 569-2483
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Forward Journey PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
Hello! I've worked in mental health for 30 years. I have helped children and adolescents to change negative behavior patterns to improve social functioning. I've helped adults with various challenges to be successful in treatment. I've been a therapist for 7 years. My work and therapy experiences are such that I've seen/experienced or assisted many through some very difficult times. My goal will always be to empower, support, assist and help others to identify and overcome the barriers that they feel are standing in their path to a happier, healthier view of themselves and how they view others and the world around them.
Hello! I've worked in mental health for 30 years. I have helped children and adolescents to change negative behavior patterns to improve social functioning. I've helped adults with various challenges to be successful in treatment. I've been a therapist for 7 years. My work and therapy experiences are such that I've seen/experienced or assisted many through some very difficult times. My goal will always be to empower, support, assist and help others to identify and overcome the barriers that they feel are standing in their path to a happier, healthier view of themselves and how they view others and the world around them.
(336) 842-0546 View (336) 842-0546
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Joanna Foust Warren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Not accepting new clients
Joanna is an experienced, trained clinician who works hard as a professional to commit to initiating change in the lives' of individuals and families by strengthening individual and family health. Joanna owns and operates Insight Professional Counseling Services, PLLC, and has clinicians at her office ready to help!
Joanna is an experienced, trained clinician who works hard as a professional to commit to initiating change in the lives' of individuals and families by strengthening individual and family health. Joanna owns and operates Insight Professional Counseling Services, PLLC, and has clinicians at her office ready to help!
(336) 447-1675 View (336) 447-1675
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Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services, PLLC.
PA-C, Chap
Verified Verified
Burlington, NC 27215
We are here to serve clients ages 7 - 77, who are challenged by a multitude of behavioral health concerns to include substance use disorders, and complex mental health scenarios where both medical and psychiatric conditions coexist. Moreover, as a trained Healthcare Chaplain, I seek to provide incarnational care. The aim of " Beautiful Mind" is to be incarnational. Therefore, to provide a holistic treatment approach to all who call upon our services.
We are here to serve clients ages 7 - 77, who are challenged by a multitude of behavioral health concerns to include substance use disorders, and complex mental health scenarios where both medical and psychiatric conditions coexist. Moreover, as a trained Healthcare Chaplain, I seek to provide incarnational care. The aim of " Beautiful Mind" is to be incarnational. Therefore, to provide a holistic treatment approach to all who call upon our services.
(984) 464-7746 x2 View (984) 464-7746 x2
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Annie Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. Do you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Or maybe you feel like your life is out of control and you're unsure of what to do? I'm here to help you (or your child) sort out those complicated feelings and life circumstances by walking beside you on your path of growth and healing. I believe that all people have the ability to grow and change. I view counseling as a safe space for you to explore your own journey of growth with a warm and caring counselor supporting you along the way.
Not accepting new clients at this time. Do you feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Or maybe you feel like your life is out of control and you're unsure of what to do? I'm here to help you (or your child) sort out those complicated feelings and life circumstances by walking beside you on your path of growth and healing. I believe that all people have the ability to grow and change. I view counseling as a safe space for you to explore your own journey of growth with a warm and caring counselor supporting you along the way.
(336) 585-7855 x1 View (336) 585-7855 x1
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Courtney Cheek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NC 27215
Something feels off. Something in life just is not working. You feel defeated. Despite numerous successes or reasons you feel you should be happy, you are overcome with sadness, guilt, and shame. You find yourself uncomfortable in your own skin, leading you to avoid everyday life, or overindulging in drugs or alcohol to cope. You feel trapped, and unsure how to fix it. When you make the decision to seek help, it can be an intimidating and overwhelming step to take. As a therapist, I strive to create a space that is safe for clients to be themselves and realize their personal vision for change.
Something feels off. Something in life just is not working. You feel defeated. Despite numerous successes or reasons you feel you should be happy, you are overcome with sadness, guilt, and shame. You find yourself uncomfortable in your own skin, leading you to avoid everyday life, or overindulging in drugs or alcohol to cope. You feel trapped, and unsure how to fix it. When you make the decision to seek help, it can be an intimidating and overwhelming step to take. As a therapist, I strive to create a space that is safe for clients to be themselves and realize their personal vision for change.
(336) 792-6267 View (336) 792-6267

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Burlington, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Burlington, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Burlington, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Burlington?

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.