Therapists in Fuquay Varina, NC

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Willow Creek Counseling Assoc, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
We provide comprehensive counseling services for individuals of all ages, from children and teens to adults, as well as specialized marriage and family therapy. Our diverse clients, both individuals and families, seek compassionate, holistic counseling for issues like academics, emotions, stress, and relationships. They desire an empathetic, supportive environment to foster positive change, better relationships, and emotional well-being. Valuing our expert providers and evidence-based therapies, they seek self-discovery and a fulfilling life in a warm, understanding space, making us their choice for top-notch care.
We provide comprehensive counseling services for individuals of all ages, from children and teens to adults, as well as specialized marriage and family therapy. Our diverse clients, both individuals and families, seek compassionate, holistic counseling for issues like academics, emotions, stress, and relationships. They desire an empathetic, supportive environment to foster positive change, better relationships, and emotional well-being. Valuing our expert providers and evidence-based therapies, they seek self-discovery and a fulfilling life in a warm, understanding space, making us their choice for top-notch care.
(919) 351-8043 View (919) 351-8043
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Renee E Holmes
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I provide individual and family counseling to children, adolescents & adults. My professional interests include anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions/adjustments and advocacy. l provide clients a safe, confidential place to work through life challenges and stress. My approach to counseling is an integration of person-centered and cognitive-behavioral, using an eclectic style of techniques such as solution focused, cognitive behavioral and reality therapy.
I provide individual and family counseling to children, adolescents & adults. My professional interests include anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions/adjustments and advocacy. l provide clients a safe, confidential place to work through life challenges and stress. My approach to counseling is an integration of person-centered and cognitive-behavioral, using an eclectic style of techniques such as solution focused, cognitive behavioral and reality therapy.
(919) 842-5849 View (919) 842-5849
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Michelle Farrar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults providing outpatient therapy and co-parenting counseling. I have extensive experience working with families undergoing divorce and custody issues and the challenges that accompany this, for both parents and children.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults providing outpatient therapy and co-parenting counseling. I have extensive experience working with families undergoing divorce and custody issues and the challenges that accompany this, for both parents and children.
(919) 328-3988 View (919) 328-3988
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Kerrie Walters
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSWA, CEAP
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as an integrated clinician is to treat the whole person. When you feel like nobody knows what you’re going through, sharing your feelings with someone who truly gets it can make all the difference. I’ll help you make sense of your experiences and feel more optimistic about the future.
My goal as an integrated clinician is to treat the whole person. When you feel like nobody knows what you’re going through, sharing your feelings with someone who truly gets it can make all the difference. I’ll help you make sense of your experiences and feel more optimistic about the future.
(984) 249-3156 View (984) 249-3156
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Danelle Louder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Have you tried to understand your why, the reason why, why it happened; and continue to struggle with making the connection? If you answered yes, we should talk. I specialize in connections between the self, family, children, and partners. In a time where we seem to always be connected, why do we feel so disconnected and alone? In the individual, the family, and couples connection is paramount. Disconnection happens with trauma, adverse experiences, and unhealthy attachments. Let me help you feel connected again.
Have you tried to understand your why, the reason why, why it happened; and continue to struggle with making the connection? If you answered yes, we should talk. I specialize in connections between the self, family, children, and partners. In a time where we seem to always be connected, why do we feel so disconnected and alone? In the individual, the family, and couples connection is paramount. Disconnection happens with trauma, adverse experiences, and unhealthy attachments. Let me help you feel connected again.
(919) 364-6640 View (919) 364-6640
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Jayme D Kimbrough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
You have taken a huge step towards more awareness, resiliency, confidence, and determination. All of which you will embody during your journey. It may at times feel difficult to navigate through the challenges of everyday life. However, through therapy, you will lay the course that is best for you. I utilize creative ways to help you envision, navigate, and implement skills to become a healthier you!
You have taken a huge step towards more awareness, resiliency, confidence, and determination. All of which you will embody during your journey. It may at times feel difficult to navigate through the challenges of everyday life. However, through therapy, you will lay the course that is best for you. I utilize creative ways to help you envision, navigate, and implement skills to become a healthier you!
(984) 538-9068 View (984) 538-9068
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Geoquana McDougal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina A&T. I furthered my education receiving a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella. I'm committed to treating couples, families, and individuals. My clinical interest include working with premarital couples, communication issues, infidelity, grief, sexual assault, and addiction. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the biggest indicators of change, which is why I strive to create a safe, warm space in which clients feel seen and heard.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina A&T. I furthered my education receiving a MA in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella. I'm committed to treating couples, families, and individuals. My clinical interest include working with premarital couples, communication issues, infidelity, grief, sexual assault, and addiction. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the biggest indicators of change, which is why I strive to create a safe, warm space in which clients feel seen and heard.
(984) 409-9429 View (984) 409-9429
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Claudine B Langdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Waitlist for new clients
Individuals come to counseling for various reasons. As your therapist we will work together to clarify your unique challenges and strengths and develop a renewed sense of wellbeing. I believe that we all have the answers within. Counseling will offer you support and insight and promote personal growth. Whether you are struggling with depression or trying to manage other symptoms, counseling may be the treatment for you. I can help with depression, anxiety and Panic, Couples, adjustment and life transition issues and other concerns not mentioned.
Individuals come to counseling for various reasons. As your therapist we will work together to clarify your unique challenges and strengths and develop a renewed sense of wellbeing. I believe that we all have the answers within. Counseling will offer you support and insight and promote personal growth. Whether you are struggling with depression or trying to manage other symptoms, counseling may be the treatment for you. I can help with depression, anxiety and Panic, Couples, adjustment and life transition issues and other concerns not mentioned.
(919) 429-7957 View (919) 429-7957
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Jennifer McLucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHA, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
We all face times in our lives when the challenges we face may generate a sense of being overwhelmed and feeling uncertain. Such feelings can often be our signal to seek change. Therapy can be a powerful tool in obtaining healthy change, growth and empowerment during the challenging times in our lives. Working cooperatively with a trained therapist often provides individuals the time and space needed to examine these challenges and address how thoughts, feelings and behavior influence the ability to live intentionally.
We all face times in our lives when the challenges we face may generate a sense of being overwhelmed and feeling uncertain. Such feelings can often be our signal to seek change. Therapy can be a powerful tool in obtaining healthy change, growth and empowerment during the challenging times in our lives. Working cooperatively with a trained therapist often provides individuals the time and space needed to examine these challenges and address how thoughts, feelings and behavior influence the ability to live intentionally.
(919) 330-0179 View (919) 330-0179
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Rachel Macko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I am most passionate about providing a safe space for courageous individuals like you to explore thoughts and feelings that might leave you feeling depleted, overwhelmed, isolated or fearful. Together, we will engage your strengths and apply tools you can use in your everyday life to address what is causing you daily pain or tension. Relief is possible! I work with adults on an individual basis to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship concerns, mood swings or various life transitions.
I am most passionate about providing a safe space for courageous individuals like you to explore thoughts and feelings that might leave you feeling depleted, overwhelmed, isolated or fearful. Together, we will engage your strengths and apply tools you can use in your everyday life to address what is causing you daily pain or tension. Relief is possible! I work with adults on an individual basis to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship concerns, mood swings or various life transitions.
(919) 887-1100 View (919) 887-1100
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New Moon Counseling and Wellness PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Hello! My passion is working with clients to help them reach their goals of self-love, acceptance, and establishing a life that they love - which looks different for everyone! We will first work to build our therapeutic alliance, then begin to identify and explore cyclical behaviors, patterns, and past experiences that are currently impacting your life. Through the practice of unconditional positive regard, you are completely accepted for wherever you are emotionally - whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, impulsivity, self-esteem, and more. Allow me to meet you where you are and walk alongside you in healing.
Hello! My passion is working with clients to help them reach their goals of self-love, acceptance, and establishing a life that they love - which looks different for everyone! We will first work to build our therapeutic alliance, then begin to identify and explore cyclical behaviors, patterns, and past experiences that are currently impacting your life. Through the practice of unconditional positive regard, you are completely accepted for wherever you are emotionally - whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, impulsivity, self-esteem, and more. Allow me to meet you where you are and walk alongside you in healing.
(919) 426-2672 View (919) 426-2672
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Kaitlin E. Graham
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I am dedicated to supporting children, teenagers, and their families through a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, and family conflict. My specialization lies in working with children (age 7+), teenagers, and their parents, recognizing the unique challenges this age presents. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for individual and family sessions, where empathy and understanding guide clients toward discovering their strengths and achieving positive outcomes.
I am dedicated to supporting children, teenagers, and their families through a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, and family conflict. My specialization lies in working with children (age 7+), teenagers, and their parents, recognizing the unique challenges this age presents. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for individual and family sessions, where empathy and understanding guide clients toward discovering their strengths and achieving positive outcomes.
(919) 737-7083 View (919) 737-7083
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Phoenix Partners NC, PLLC
Licensed CLinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, QS
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Need evenings, teletherapy or In-Office? TXT 833.749.4584 for an appointment at your convenience as the first step on your way to emotional health and wellness. Whether it’s relationship issues, work stress, quarantine & Zoom overload, parenting, addictive behaviors, life transitioning, trauma or everyday life stresses causing depression & anxiety. You deserve so much more. Don’t go it alone...let’s partner through...together. Ready?
Need evenings, teletherapy or In-Office? TXT 833.749.4584 for an appointment at your convenience as the first step on your way to emotional health and wellness. Whether it’s relationship issues, work stress, quarantine & Zoom overload, parenting, addictive behaviors, life transitioning, trauma or everyday life stresses causing depression & anxiety. You deserve so much more. Don’t go it alone...let’s partner through...together. Ready?
(984) 207-3237 View (984) 207-3237
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Bryson Daniel Karbley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I have a genuine passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I feel my own childhood experiences have shaped my work and aid in making connections with youth. My core values include empathy, accepting individuals for who they are and promoting positive change.
I have a genuine passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I feel my own childhood experiences have shaped my work and aid in making connections with youth. My core values include empathy, accepting individuals for who they are and promoting positive change.
(984) 300-1899 View (984) 300-1899
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Rob Reinhardt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples and families ages 12 and up and from all backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with clients to foster their current strengths and help them build new ones empowering them to deal with life's challenges successfully. I understand the importance of accepting that our unique personalities and experiences make us who we are and I focus on helping clients discover ways to make those strengths work in the context of life (school, work and relationships). I enjoy working with a diverse range of clientele and offer a free initial phone consultation.
I work with individuals, couples and families ages 12 and up and from all backgrounds. As a therapist, I work with clients to foster their current strengths and help them build new ones empowering them to deal with life's challenges successfully. I understand the importance of accepting that our unique personalities and experiences make us who we are and I focus on helping clients discover ways to make those strengths work in the context of life (school, work and relationships). I enjoy working with a diverse range of clientele and offer a free initial phone consultation.
(919) 275-2249 View (919) 275-2249
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NIO Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
I am a Licensed Psychological Associate with more than 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have been working with adults, children and adolescents. I understand that the journey of life is not always easy and predictable, and that at some point in our lives, everyone faces difficulties that make us feel very vulnerable, frustrated and unsuccessful. As a therapist, I want to help you acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses, identify new ideas and options to overcome life challenging situations and promote your overall wellbeing, including personal and professional growth.
I am a Licensed Psychological Associate with more than 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have been working with adults, children and adolescents. I understand that the journey of life is not always easy and predictable, and that at some point in our lives, everyone faces difficulties that make us feel very vulnerable, frustrated and unsuccessful. As a therapist, I want to help you acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses, identify new ideas and options to overcome life challenging situations and promote your overall wellbeing, including personal and professional growth.
(919) 729-5191 View (919) 729-5191
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Foundations Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
You're overwhelmed, your minds racing, you're sad, you're stuck. You're tired of just surviving each day. Finding a way forward isn't always easy, but you can do it. Start moving forward today! You can manage the chaos, quiet those defeating thoughts in your head and focus on the positive. You can gain freedom from the struggle and find calm in the chaos. You've got this! Start Thriving today!
You're overwhelmed, your minds racing, you're sad, you're stuck. You're tired of just surviving each day. Finding a way forward isn't always easy, but you can do it. Start moving forward today! You can manage the chaos, quiet those defeating thoughts in your head and focus on the positive. You can gain freedom from the struggle and find calm in the chaos. You've got this! Start Thriving today!
(919) 587-8119 View (919) 587-8119
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Anchor Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Currently accepting new clients for daytime appointments (10 AM - 2 PM virtual or in person). I believe that everyone is unique and has their own distinctive journey. You can expect treatment with me to be person-centered and non-judgmental. I feel treating the person as a whole is important and look at all aspects of life and how they intermingle. I work form a biopsychosocial perspective and pull from multiple modalities of treatment to utilize a therapeutic approach tailored specifically for each client and their unique needs.
Currently accepting new clients for daytime appointments (10 AM - 2 PM virtual or in person). I believe that everyone is unique and has their own distinctive journey. You can expect treatment with me to be person-centered and non-judgmental. I feel treating the person as a whole is important and look at all aspects of life and how they intermingle. I work form a biopsychosocial perspective and pull from multiple modalities of treatment to utilize a therapeutic approach tailored specifically for each client and their unique needs.
(919) 770-1860 View (919) 770-1860
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Holly Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are looking for a new approach to treatment, I welcome you to sit and talk and let's find a plan that works for you. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to navigate life's most difficult challenges, including anxiety, depression, women’s issues including pregnancy and postpartum challenges and loss, and relationship/marital concerns by providing a safe and non-judgmental space to make meaningful change. I believe that warmth and compassion are essential components to a strong therapeutic relationship and to supporting personal growth.
Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are looking for a new approach to treatment, I welcome you to sit and talk and let's find a plan that works for you. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to navigate life's most difficult challenges, including anxiety, depression, women’s issues including pregnancy and postpartum challenges and loss, and relationship/marital concerns by providing a safe and non-judgmental space to make meaningful change. I believe that warmth and compassion are essential components to a strong therapeutic relationship and to supporting personal growth.
(919) 887-1100 View (919) 887-1100
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Kara Mason
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Are you struggling to understand what you're feeling? Overwhelmed with obsessive thoughts and emotions? Having difficulty managing your stress, relationships, family, job, or social obligations? Are you afraid to say no, and constantly feel like you need to seek the approval of others? Are you tired of feeling like there is no hope, or that nothing is going to change? Have you lost someone close to you and having difficulty grieving? Have you lost your faith or feel unworthy of love? Is it finally time for a transformation? A new approach to your situation? A new way of thinking? Are you ready to reclaim your life back? Let me help.
Are you struggling to understand what you're feeling? Overwhelmed with obsessive thoughts and emotions? Having difficulty managing your stress, relationships, family, job, or social obligations? Are you afraid to say no, and constantly feel like you need to seek the approval of others? Are you tired of feeling like there is no hope, or that nothing is going to change? Have you lost someone close to you and having difficulty grieving? Have you lost your faith or feel unworthy of love? Is it finally time for a transformation? A new approach to your situation? A new way of thinking? Are you ready to reclaim your life back? Let me help.
(919) 823-2685 View (919) 823-2685

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Number of Therapists in Fuquay Varina, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Fuquay Varina, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fuquay Varina, NC see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fuquay Varina?

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.