Therapists in Haywood County, NC

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Photo of Jacob Hamm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Haywood County, NC
Jacob Hamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clyde, NC 28721
I work exclusively with children and adolescents. I have worked in helping roles throughout my life. I have worked general outpatient/private practice therapy all the way up to working with the most severe crisis situations as a mobile crisis and emergency room clinician. I specialize in working with children and adolescents struggling with a number of different issues including: behavioral/emotional issues (anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD), substance abuse, struggles with attention and impulsivity, and a number of social stressors such as family systems issues and LGBT+ issues. I exclusively provide tele-health based therapy.
I work exclusively with children and adolescents. I have worked in helping roles throughout my life. I have worked general outpatient/private practice therapy all the way up to working with the most severe crisis situations as a mobile crisis and emergency room clinician. I specialize in working with children and adolescents struggling with a number of different issues including: behavioral/emotional issues (anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD), substance abuse, struggles with attention and impulsivity, and a number of social stressors such as family systems issues and LGBT+ issues. I exclusively provide tele-health based therapy.
(828) 383-9474 View (828) 383-9474
Photo of Arika Morrison, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Arika Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing.
I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing.
(828) 471-4840 View (828) 471-4840
Photo of Samantha Edwards, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Samantha Edwards
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS/EdS, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each person is the expert on their “self” and has the ability to grow and heal. My role is to support/offer resources to best facilitate each person’s innate resiliency. I also believe this process takes effort, and reaching out for help if you or your child have been struggling is a crucial step. I've worked in a variety of settings for the past 9 years and with issues such as family relationships, trauma, mood disorders, chronic illness, grief, LGBTQI+ issues, and cooccurring developmental disorders. I'm trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, DBT, and other modalities.
I believe that each person is the expert on their “self” and has the ability to grow and heal. My role is to support/offer resources to best facilitate each person’s innate resiliency. I also believe this process takes effort, and reaching out for help if you or your child have been struggling is a crucial step. I've worked in a variety of settings for the past 9 years and with issues such as family relationships, trauma, mood disorders, chronic illness, grief, LGBTQI+ issues, and cooccurring developmental disorders. I'm trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, DBT, and other modalities.
(828) 554-8541 View (828) 554-8541
Photo of Pablo Javier Averza, Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Pablo Javier Averza
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786
Thank you for taking the time to seek counseling. That is a huge step to trigger the change you want in your current situation. Congratulations! As a psychotherapist, I strive to provide a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment where my clients feel heard. I utilize an eclectic approach,  using a variety of tools according to the situation that the client presents.
Thank you for taking the time to seek counseling. That is a huge step to trigger the change you want in your current situation. Congratulations! As a psychotherapist, I strive to provide a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment where my clients feel heard. I utilize an eclectic approach,  using a variety of tools according to the situation that the client presents.
(828) 283-0614 View (828) 283-0614
Photo of Dana J Hicks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Dana J Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA, RYT 200
Verified
6 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786  (Online Only)
Each sub perfect evaluation score and missed promotion is a shard of glass straight through your heart. They remind you of the ever present game of catch up standing between you and the success you know is within you, just like it has stood between you and the acceptance of every role model you have ever had. Your hesitance to share insights during work meetings for fear of rejection so often on the heels of similar risks you took, leaves you feeling purposeless and helpless the rest of the day and even into your family, yoga, and sleep time.
Each sub perfect evaluation score and missed promotion is a shard of glass straight through your heart. They remind you of the ever present game of catch up standing between you and the success you know is within you, just like it has stood between you and the acceptance of every role model you have ever had. Your hesitance to share insights during work meetings for fear of rejection so often on the heels of similar risks you took, leaves you feeling purposeless and helpless the rest of the day and even into your family, yoga, and sleep time.
(828) 333-5916 View (828) 333-5916
Photo of Greta Lutman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Greta Lutman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clyde, NC 28721
Not accepting new clients
I have many years of experience helping adolescents, young adults, adults, families and parents function more effectively in their relationships and in the world. Rather than focus on diagnoses or symptoms, I prefer to see a client as whole person and to help them unearth the roots of their patterns. It takes bravery, commitment, and compassion to face our pain and transform our relationship to it. By letting go of past emotional burdens, we can then work to change the behaviors that result from them. I am committed to creating a strong working relationship with my clients, which is a precursor to successful therapeutic outcomes.
I have many years of experience helping adolescents, young adults, adults, families and parents function more effectively in their relationships and in the world. Rather than focus on diagnoses or symptoms, I prefer to see a client as whole person and to help them unearth the roots of their patterns. It takes bravery, commitment, and compassion to face our pain and transform our relationship to it. By letting go of past emotional burdens, we can then work to change the behaviors that result from them. I am committed to creating a strong working relationship with my clients, which is a precursor to successful therapeutic outcomes.
(828) 600-5235 View (828) 600-5235
Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS, LCAS, ICCS
Verified
Canton, NC 28716
My professional education and training was only a part of my development in the field of Clinical Social Work. The other segment that was equally significant was my life prior to attaining my professional credentials as a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Life's many challenges provided me with insight into the Human experience and practical application in overcoming them. I not only bring my knowledge of Mental Health, and Alcoholism and Addiction, but also my passion for Clinical Art Psychotherapy, all of which I am Certified to practice in. My primary focus isn't only on the individual but also the "foundation of family".
My professional education and training was only a part of my development in the field of Clinical Social Work. The other segment that was equally significant was my life prior to attaining my professional credentials as a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Life's many challenges provided me with insight into the Human experience and practical application in overcoming them. I not only bring my knowledge of Mental Health, and Alcoholism and Addiction, but also my passion for Clinical Art Psychotherapy, all of which I am Certified to practice in. My primary focus isn't only on the individual but also the "foundation of family".
(828) 554-2978 x28716 View (828) 554-2978 x28716
Photo of Lynne Finger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Haywood County, NC
Lynne Finger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PA
Verified
Waynesville, NC 28786
You have the ability to reinvent yourself, endlessly. It isn't too late. Your life is here and now. If you have found yourself at this site, you must be going through something pretty tough and are looking for a solution. Perhaps you are feeling lost and uncertain, and don't know where to begin. Whether it be a relationship issue or a personal struggle, the strain of it all can be overwhelming and can cause a mix of emotions...loneliness, sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, depression. It may feel as if your life is spiraling out of control. All you want is to find peace, happiness, and to change your current situation.
You have the ability to reinvent yourself, endlessly. It isn't too late. Your life is here and now. If you have found yourself at this site, you must be going through something pretty tough and are looking for a solution. Perhaps you are feeling lost and uncertain, and don't know where to begin. Whether it be a relationship issue or a personal struggle, the strain of it all can be overwhelming and can cause a mix of emotions...loneliness, sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, depression. It may feel as if your life is spiraling out of control. All you want is to find peace, happiness, and to change your current situation.
(828) 539-4538 View (828) 539-4538
Photo of Clint Matthews, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Clint Matthews
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Canton, NC 28716
You want to be the hero of your own story and create your best possible life. But sometimes roadblocks: physical, emotional, and spiritual, get in the way so you end up feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next. The good news is you don't have to stay stuck! Together, you and I can identify goals and clear obstacles from your path so you can write the story you've always wanted to live.
You want to be the hero of your own story and create your best possible life. But sometimes roadblocks: physical, emotional, and spiritual, get in the way so you end up feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next. The good news is you don't have to stay stuck! Together, you and I can identify goals and clear obstacles from your path so you can write the story you've always wanted to live.
(828) 332-5570 View (828) 332-5570
Photo of Shawn K Acheson, Psychologist in Haywood County, NC
Shawn K Acheson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Waynesville, NC 28786
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Acheson has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He has been based in Asheville, North Carolina for the last 5 years providing forensic neuropsychological services to clients all over the country. AFNPC was founded with the goal of making neuroscience and psychology accessible to judges, juries, attorneys and insurers who may not have an in-depth understanding of these complex matters.
Dr. Acheson has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He has been based in Asheville, North Carolina for the last 5 years providing forensic neuropsychological services to clients all over the country. AFNPC was founded with the goal of making neuroscience and psychology accessible to judges, juries, attorneys and insurers who may not have an in-depth understanding of these complex matters.
(828) 554-7167 View (828) 554-7167
Photo of Dr. Laura L Hamilton, Pastoral Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Dr. Laura L Hamilton
Pastoral Counselor, DMin , BCMMHC, CRC
Canton, NC 28716
If you are experiencing increased anxiety, stress, fear, and depression and it is getting in the way of enjoying life, there is help. Anxiety and stress is part of life, we will never be free of it. However, there are many ways in which we can decrease our anxiety, stress and depression. Are you struggling with maintaining healthy relationships? Resolving conflicts? Setting boundaries? I can help you navigate your way through these struggles in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
If you are experiencing increased anxiety, stress, fear, and depression and it is getting in the way of enjoying life, there is help. Anxiety and stress is part of life, we will never be free of it. However, there are many ways in which we can decrease our anxiety, stress and depression. Are you struggling with maintaining healthy relationships? Resolving conflicts? Setting boundaries? I can help you navigate your way through these struggles in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
(828) 547-9142 View (828) 547-9142
Photo of Melanie Norman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Melanie Norman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Waynesville, NC 28786  (Online Only)
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others.
(828) 705-3498 View (828) 705-3498
Photo of Steven Wampler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Steven Wampler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the capacity for strong, healthy relationships, and though we sometimes stumble and fall or simply "get stuck" in our personal journey or in relationship with our partners, we can pick ourselves up, brush off the dust, and continue on with love and joy. My work with couples is focused on helping them find their way through the rough patches-helping them ease their loneliness by finding strength in each other...together.
I believe that everyone has the capacity for strong, healthy relationships, and though we sometimes stumble and fall or simply "get stuck" in our personal journey or in relationship with our partners, we can pick ourselves up, brush off the dust, and continue on with love and joy. My work with couples is focused on helping them find their way through the rough patches-helping them ease their loneliness by finding strength in each other...together.
(828) 506-5145 View (828) 506-5145
Photo of Lucinda Ramsey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Lucinda Ramsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786
Waitlist for new clients
Are you caught in cycles that leave you feeling stuck and maxed out? Sometimes we become mired in tough internal and external challenges that leave us feeling deflated and overwhelmed. Let's investigate these circumstances with safety, accountability and skill. Together, we can unravel unhelpful patterns and learn skills for cultivating wellbeing and happiness.
Are you caught in cycles that leave you feeling stuck and maxed out? Sometimes we become mired in tough internal and external challenges that leave us feeling deflated and overwhelmed. Let's investigate these circumstances with safety, accountability and skill. Together, we can unravel unhelpful patterns and learn skills for cultivating wellbeing and happiness.
(828) 537-4647 View (828) 537-4647
Photo of Betsy Orsini, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Betsy Orsini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
Canton, NC 28716  (Online Only)
You want some peace and to feel less stressed and overwhelmed by the complexities of your life, to feel more in balance in your emotional life. You need support, compassion and effective tools, skills for managing stress, coping effectively with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I can offer compassionate and knowledgeable help. Therapy will provide you with the support and skills for managing intense emotions and finding your way to creating a more balanced, peaceful and joyful life.
You want some peace and to feel less stressed and overwhelmed by the complexities of your life, to feel more in balance in your emotional life. You need support, compassion and effective tools, skills for managing stress, coping effectively with symptoms of anxiety and depression. I can offer compassionate and knowledgeable help. Therapy will provide you with the support and skills for managing intense emotions and finding your way to creating a more balanced, peaceful and joyful life.
(223) 213-7476 View (223) 213-7476
Photo of Janet J. Zander, Licensed Professional Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Janet J. Zander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, PLLC
Verified
Waynesville, NC 28786
NOT accepting new clients. With 30 years experience, I've helped people of all ages take steps to navigate their life challenges, promote self-growth, healing and recovery, My style is strength based, empathic and interactive. I have worked with individuals struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD/ADD, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, relationship issues, phase-of-life transitions, family issues. The goal of our work together will be partnering with you to determine your treatment goals, to guide you in arriving at insight & self-growth & developing strategies and tools you can use immediately.
NOT accepting new clients. With 30 years experience, I've helped people of all ages take steps to navigate their life challenges, promote self-growth, healing and recovery, My style is strength based, empathic and interactive. I have worked with individuals struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD/ADD, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, relationship issues, phase-of-life transitions, family issues. The goal of our work together will be partnering with you to determine your treatment goals, to guide you in arriving at insight & self-growth & developing strategies and tools you can use immediately.
(828) 618-4684 View (828) 618-4684
Photo of Crossroads Life Coaching, Pastoral Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Crossroads Life Coaching
Pastoral Counselor, MACCS, MAPCLC
Waynesville, NC 28786
All of us can get stuck living in a comfortable default mode. Nothing is wrong, but some things aren't quite right. The support of mental health life coaching helps you to become unstuck and to live more intentionally. You can achieve a clearer picture of your own potential, with all the joy and hope that offers.
All of us can get stuck living in a comfortable default mode. Nothing is wrong, but some things aren't quite right. The support of mental health life coaching helps you to become unstuck and to live more intentionally. You can achieve a clearer picture of your own potential, with all the joy and hope that offers.
(561) 843-3878 View (561) 843-3878
Photo of Lynne H Noonan, Psychologist in Haywood County, NC
Lynne H Noonan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786
I enjoy working with people to identify new ways to cope or ways to solve the challenges life brings us. I encourage bringing your strengths as coping tools while joining in problem solving or problem identification. Sometimes having someone to listen provides an opportunity to see things from a different perspective. As each person is an individual, we can work together to find what works best with you. Expressive arts, dream work, and Sandplay are also ways that I work with those who prefer to approach problems differently.
I enjoy working with people to identify new ways to cope or ways to solve the challenges life brings us. I encourage bringing your strengths as coping tools while joining in problem solving or problem identification. Sometimes having someone to listen provides an opportunity to see things from a different perspective. As each person is an individual, we can work together to find what works best with you. Expressive arts, dream work, and Sandplay are also ways that I work with those who prefer to approach problems differently.
(828) 332-5439 View (828) 332-5439
Photo of Jennifer Graves Belham, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Haywood County, NC
Jennifer Graves Belham
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, NC 28786
Waitlist for new clients
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self.
(828) 548-1064 View (828) 548-1064
Photo of Lynn P Burrough, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Haywood County, NC
Lynn P Burrough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Waynesville, NC 28786
My ideal client is one who is interested in finding happiness in love, work and community. My reward during my 30 years in practice is to experience, with individuals and couples, their growth towards these goals. Years in private practice and a major medical setting in New York have given me a broad background in helping people cope with the many challenges life hands them and to help them regain their feelings of hope. Additional focus is placed on life transitions including divorce, retirement, and bereavement. Additionally, I offer guidance in helping your children and teens navigate those challenging years.
My ideal client is one who is interested in finding happiness in love, work and community. My reward during my 30 years in practice is to experience, with individuals and couples, their growth towards these goals. Years in private practice and a major medical setting in New York have given me a broad background in helping people cope with the many challenges life hands them and to help them regain their feelings of hope. Additional focus is placed on life transitions including divorce, retirement, and bereavement. Additionally, I offer guidance in helping your children and teens navigate those challenging years.
(828) 627-8744 View (828) 627-8744

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Number of Therapists in Haywood County, NC

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Haywood County, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Haywood County, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Haywood County?

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.