Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Brooke Osterhoudt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Brooke Osterhoudt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28278
We are all capable of experiencing connection, joy, and a sense of wonder in our everyday lives. However, there are several barriers that prevent us from getting the most out of life such as depression, addiction, grief, loss, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. I work in a caring, supportive, and respectful way to confront self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will explore present day conflicts, especially relationship and attachment issues, which have prevented you from achieving your goals in life. I am committed to helping you discover new possibilities that will support an abundant and purposeful life.
We are all capable of experiencing connection, joy, and a sense of wonder in our everyday lives. However, there are several barriers that prevent us from getting the most out of life such as depression, addiction, grief, loss, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled. I work in a caring, supportive, and respectful way to confront self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will explore present day conflicts, especially relationship and attachment issues, which have prevented you from achieving your goals in life. I am committed to helping you discover new possibilities that will support an abundant and purposeful life.
(704) 703-8523 View (704) 703-8523
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Michelle Holleman
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
It is my honor to be a part of your healing journey and recovery. Nothing is really a problem, until it becomes a problem. My mission is to guide people to heal and find their authentic selves via an exceptional therapeutic process and experience. As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, I specialize in supporting teens, adults, and their loved ones recover from sex/love, pornography, internet/gaming, mental health issues, and drug and alcohol addiction/dependency. There is no judgement and I welcome all. This is a safe place to heal.
It is my honor to be a part of your healing journey and recovery. Nothing is really a problem, until it becomes a problem. My mission is to guide people to heal and find their authentic selves via an exceptional therapeutic process and experience. As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, I specialize in supporting teens, adults, and their loved ones recover from sex/love, pornography, internet/gaming, mental health issues, and drug and alcohol addiction/dependency. There is no judgement and I welcome all. This is a safe place to heal.
(704) 469-5425 View (704) 469-5425
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Daniel Pak
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Not accepting new clients
People commonly say life is a journey full of ups and downs, but sometimes we feel our journey is only going down. We are left feeling lost, trapped, and in pain. Sadly, we do not always have the help or the resources to get through these moments due to various circumstances in our life. Therapy is not a fix-all solution, but it can be the catalyst to taking steps out of what can feel like a bottomless pit and give us the strength to face our problems. I hope that I can be a steadfast presence for support through whatever you are experiencing and help you find your path through your darkest of valleys.
People commonly say life is a journey full of ups and downs, but sometimes we feel our journey is only going down. We are left feeling lost, trapped, and in pain. Sadly, we do not always have the help or the resources to get through these moments due to various circumstances in our life. Therapy is not a fix-all solution, but it can be the catalyst to taking steps out of what can feel like a bottomless pit and give us the strength to face our problems. I hope that I can be a steadfast presence for support through whatever you are experiencing and help you find your path through your darkest of valleys.
(704) 703-5458 View (704) 703-5458
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Healing Pathways
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
My ideal client is one who is ready to take the scary journey of doing their healing work. Clients may be a little apprehensive at first because it can be hard opening up to someone you don't know and it is really hard to self-reflect. No matter the issues, I am here to help my clients identify their goals, remove the barriers that keep them from their goals, and provide the necessary coping skills to improve the symptoms they are experiencing.
My ideal client is one who is ready to take the scary journey of doing their healing work. Clients may be a little apprehensive at first because it can be hard opening up to someone you don't know and it is really hard to self-reflect. No matter the issues, I am here to help my clients identify their goals, remove the barriers that keep them from their goals, and provide the necessary coping skills to improve the symptoms they are experiencing.
(704) 703-8294 View (704) 703-8294
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Evolution You, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, FSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new patients- Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else besides yourself? Trust me I have been there! Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and as if there aren't enough hours in the day can quickly have you running on empty. As someone living with a chronic illness, I know how difficult it can be to manage your stress and your illness. Pile on depression, anxiety, and lack of self care and you are feeling like you have nothing left to give. Don't worry! I will help you learn how to make yourself a priority and find your motivation again!
Not accepting new patients- Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed from taking care of everyone else besides yourself? Trust me I have been there! Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and as if there aren't enough hours in the day can quickly have you running on empty. As someone living with a chronic illness, I know how difficult it can be to manage your stress and your illness. Pile on depression, anxiety, and lack of self care and you are feeling like you have nothing left to give. Don't worry! I will help you learn how to make yourself a priority and find your motivation again!
(704) 954-8538 View (704) 954-8538
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Mary Jo Klingel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
People often seek therapy when they have hit a wall in their lives. Maybe you have tried to do it differently this time, in your relationships or your work, or you have a sense that you are not where you want to be in your life. You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or trauma, or are in a major life transition. Whatever your needs or goals, you may have heard the small voice that says, "Maybe I need some help". My ideal client is anyone who is ready to listen to that voice, and knows that today is the day to reach out, and to seek the life you deserve.
People often seek therapy when they have hit a wall in their lives. Maybe you have tried to do it differently this time, in your relationships or your work, or you have a sense that you are not where you want to be in your life. You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or trauma, or are in a major life transition. Whatever your needs or goals, you may have heard the small voice that says, "Maybe I need some help". My ideal client is anyone who is ready to listen to that voice, and knows that today is the day to reach out, and to seek the life you deserve.
(980) 276-2744 View (980) 276-2744
Photo of Lauren Owens Hill, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Lauren Owens Hill
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
I primarily work with preteens, teenagers, and women and have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to changes in life, and identity issues. Prior to entering into the field of counseling, I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. I also worked for several years on staff with a Christian college ministry at Virginia Tech. These experiences have contributed to my holistic approach to counseling, considering the interconnectedness of one's psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical health on overall well-being and quality of life.
I primarily work with preteens, teenagers, and women and have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to changes in life, and identity issues. Prior to entering into the field of counseling, I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. I also worked for several years on staff with a Christian college ministry at Virginia Tech. These experiences have contributed to my holistic approach to counseling, considering the interconnectedness of one's psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical health on overall well-being and quality of life.
(704) 445-7628 View (704) 445-7628
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Shannon Michelle Smith
Counselor, MSEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe that individuals hold the key to solving life’s issues but sometimes need the assistance of others to help pull out those strengths and provide support along the way; I have a passion for supporting clients on this journey of self-awareness and growth. I firmly believe that we do not have to face life alone and that seeking help is a sign of strength, showing one’s desire to make a change. Not only is this a strength but it also supports the movement towards breaking down the stigma that exists around seeing a counselor. As a therapeutic presence can be the most beneficial healing tool, I strive to be just that for clients
I believe that individuals hold the key to solving life’s issues but sometimes need the assistance of others to help pull out those strengths and provide support along the way; I have a passion for supporting clients on this journey of self-awareness and growth. I firmly believe that we do not have to face life alone and that seeking help is a sign of strength, showing one’s desire to make a change. Not only is this a strength but it also supports the movement towards breaking down the stigma that exists around seeing a counselor. As a therapeutic presence can be the most beneficial healing tool, I strive to be just that for clients
(980) 243-4396 View (980) 243-4396
Photo of Nena Ahmad-El Bey, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Nena Ahmad-El Bey
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Nena, your down-to-earth licensed clinical mental health counselor and spiritual healer. I'm a proud alumna of both Grand Canyon University and Delphi University, where I gathered the knowledge and skills that help me guide you through life's mazes.
Hello! I'm Nena, your down-to-earth licensed clinical mental health counselor and spiritual healer. I'm a proud alumna of both Grand Canyon University and Delphi University, where I gathered the knowledge and skills that help me guide you through life's mazes.
(980) 303-2465 View (980) 303-2465
Photo of Amonie Greene, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Amonie Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28213
Easing the stigma of mental health and therapy is a worldwide effort that is beginning with me. Because of stigmas related to our mental health individuals avoid seeking the help they need to address and resolve their mental health concerns and I want to change that. My office is a judgement free zone and I believe no one knows you better than you. I work with both adolescents and adults who may dealing with a wide variety of matters which may include (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety and depression.
Easing the stigma of mental health and therapy is a worldwide effort that is beginning with me. Because of stigmas related to our mental health individuals avoid seeking the help they need to address and resolve their mental health concerns and I want to change that. My office is a judgement free zone and I believe no one knows you better than you. I work with both adolescents and adults who may dealing with a wide variety of matters which may include (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety and depression.
(704) 270-8516 View (704) 270-8516
Photo of Stephanie McGee, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Stephanie McGee
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Stephanie McGee is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She has always had a passion for working with youth and families who have experienced various hardships in their lives. This passion has stemmed from her own personal experiences and the experiences of those around her. In providing counseling services, she not only takes into consideration the individual but also those closest to them. She focusses on how their experiences have shaped their behaviors and interactions with others.
Stephanie McGee is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She has always had a passion for working with youth and families who have experienced various hardships in their lives. This passion has stemmed from her own personal experiences and the experiences of those around her. In providing counseling services, she not only takes into consideration the individual but also those closest to them. She focusses on how their experiences have shaped their behaviors and interactions with others.
(704) 810-1525 View (704) 810-1525
Photo of Evelyn Deloris Rogers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Evelyn Deloris Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227  (Online Only)
Let love heal! Essentially-the appreciation of oneself creates the standard of adherence for others. Begin your journey of healing through self-reflection and by affirming your worth regardless of past or current trauma. I base my practice through the lenses of a womanistic approach. I aim to empower women by means of incorporating various therapeutic techniques in which yields self-esteem and self-confidence!
Let love heal! Essentially-the appreciation of oneself creates the standard of adherence for others. Begin your journey of healing through self-reflection and by affirming your worth regardless of past or current trauma. I base my practice through the lenses of a womanistic approach. I aim to empower women by means of incorporating various therapeutic techniques in which yields self-esteem and self-confidence!
(704) 741-2257 View (704) 741-2257
Photo of Schivette Hill, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Charlotte, NC
Schivette Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
Now Accepting New Clients! Hello, my name is Schivette Hill. I am originally from Virginia Beach VA, but have resided in Charlotte, NC for the last 20 yrs. In my previous years, I spent 8 yrs in the U.S. Air Force as a medic. As a Veteran, I have seen firsthand the power of therapy for various issues that soldiers encounter. I am excited to serve military families as well as various client groups including those experiencing relationship challenges and those who’ve encountered sexual trauma/abuse.
Now Accepting New Clients! Hello, my name is Schivette Hill. I am originally from Virginia Beach VA, but have resided in Charlotte, NC for the last 20 yrs. In my previous years, I spent 8 yrs in the U.S. Air Force as a medic. As a Veteran, I have seen firsthand the power of therapy for various issues that soldiers encounter. I am excited to serve military families as well as various client groups including those experiencing relationship challenges and those who’ve encountered sexual trauma/abuse.
(704) 761-7515 View (704) 761-7515
Photo of Mary Lou Albano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Mary Lou Albano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
Discovering a vital resource is a big step to a better life. The choice for personal development begins with finding a professional counselor or coach with whom you have rapport and can build trust.
Discovering a vital resource is a big step to a better life. The choice for personal development begins with finding a professional counselor or coach with whom you have rapport and can build trust.
(704) 322-4768 View (704) 322-4768
Photo of Meghann Garrett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Meghann Garrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Deciding to start counseling is an important step towards living the life you want. I am dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives. In sessions I help people make meaning of and transform overwhelming parts of their lives. This includes healing self-destructive behaviors, trauma, relationship struggles, and difficult life transitions. If we embark on this journey I will assist you in gaining an understanding of how difficult thoughts, feelings, relationships, and behaviors may protect you from things you fear, but hinder your happiness.Through this process you can make connections that foster acceptance, strength, flexibility, and healing.
Deciding to start counseling is an important step towards living the life you want. I am dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives. In sessions I help people make meaning of and transform overwhelming parts of their lives. This includes healing self-destructive behaviors, trauma, relationship struggles, and difficult life transitions. If we embark on this journey I will assist you in gaining an understanding of how difficult thoughts, feelings, relationships, and behaviors may protect you from things you fear, but hinder your happiness.Through this process you can make connections that foster acceptance, strength, flexibility, and healing.
(803) 349-4163 View (803) 349-4163
Photo of Alicia Ricketts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Alicia Ricketts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor who is passionate about helping you improve the quality of your life. Through this process you will be encouraged to identify patterns that have become barriers to change. My goal is to create an environment that allows individuals a path toward healing. Wellness is an ongoing process with accomplishing success through mind, body, and spirit.
I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor who is passionate about helping you improve the quality of your life. Through this process you will be encouraged to identify patterns that have become barriers to change. My goal is to create an environment that allows individuals a path toward healing. Wellness is an ongoing process with accomplishing success through mind, body, and spirit.
(704) 743-4483 View (704) 743-4483
Photo of Lisa Littlejohn Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Lisa Littlejohn Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MBA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28202
We sometimes need help in order to live out the life we envision. I serve individuals and couples that seek to improve their quality of life by better understanding themselves, their choices, and their relationships. I work with women to increase self-esteem, find effective coping strategies, make healthy decisions, or address more deep-rooted issues. I work with couples to improve communication, manage conflict, clarify and achieve goals, and create healthy functional relationships.
We sometimes need help in order to live out the life we envision. I serve individuals and couples that seek to improve their quality of life by better understanding themselves, their choices, and their relationships. I work with women to increase self-esteem, find effective coping strategies, make healthy decisions, or address more deep-rooted issues. I work with couples to improve communication, manage conflict, clarify and achieve goals, and create healthy functional relationships.
(704) 900-0878 View (704) 900-0878
Photo of Kelsey Lynn Grant, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Charlotte, NC
Kelsey Lynn Grant
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, a difficult life transition (parenthood, college, career, getting older), or are trying to pick yourself up after hardship or loss – you have decided that it's time to do something different to get something different. Having an unbiased neutral third party can help you get clear on YOUR needs and wants. You want to live true to your values. You want stronger relationships because you know that leads to a better life. You want a life you can feel proud of.
Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, a difficult life transition (parenthood, college, career, getting older), or are trying to pick yourself up after hardship or loss – you have decided that it's time to do something different to get something different. Having an unbiased neutral third party can help you get clear on YOUR needs and wants. You want to live true to your values. You want stronger relationships because you know that leads to a better life. You want a life you can feel proud of.
(704) 727-4825 x716 View (704) 727-4825 x716
Photo of Danielle Hughes, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Danielle Hughes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RYT-200, CHYI200
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your relationships, confidence, work performance, and social interactions? Do you feel exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed from overthinking, from a loud inner-critic, or high standards that come from someone else (or yourself)? You are not alone. It's no secret that we've seen increased levels of anxiety globally, especially in the past several years.
Do you struggle with anxiety that affects your relationships, confidence, work performance, and social interactions? Do you feel exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed from overthinking, from a loud inner-critic, or high standards that come from someone else (or yourself)? You are not alone. It's no secret that we've seen increased levels of anxiety globally, especially in the past several years.
(980) 404-1214 View (980) 404-1214
Photo of Tiye DuBard, Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Tiye DuBard
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Do you live with a fear that you’re not enough? Do you struggle with seeing your worth and the amazing strengths you have to offer those around you? Sometimes loving ourselves and living in our truth can be the hardest tasks, but hard and impossible are not the same thing. Obstacles such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and imposter syndrome can be difficult parts of life. These can become even heavier when they’re paired with other challenges such as stress, life transitions or grief and loss. With the right tools, however, we can find ways to navigate these challenges so that we can be our best and favorite version of ourselves.
Do you live with a fear that you’re not enough? Do you struggle with seeing your worth and the amazing strengths you have to offer those around you? Sometimes loving ourselves and living in our truth can be the hardest tasks, but hard and impossible are not the same thing. Obstacles such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and imposter syndrome can be difficult parts of life. These can become even heavier when they’re paired with other challenges such as stress, life transitions or grief and loss. With the right tools, however, we can find ways to navigate these challenges so that we can be our best and favorite version of ourselves.
(704) 851-5348 View (704) 851-5348

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charlotte?

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.