Therapists in Holly Springs, NC

Photo of Geoffrey Stagg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Holly Springs, NC
Geoffrey Stagg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I am looking to help any individual who expresses a want, or a desire, for a change in their life. I want to be able to assist others on their journey towards growth and happiness. To be able to work together to identify what helps the individual as it relates to their specific self.
I am looking to help any individual who expresses a want, or a desire, for a change in their life. I want to be able to assist others on their journey towards growth and happiness. To be able to work together to identify what helps the individual as it relates to their specific self.
(919) 346-0080 x4 View (919) 346-0080 x4
Photo of Andrea Bueno-Acosta, Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Andrea Bueno-Acosta
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Your child has been having a hard time with “big feelings” and “big behaviors”. You have spent hours searching to find ways to help your young child have less intense meltdowns and tantrums, or to help your grade schooler better handle transitions or unexpected change, or to help your tween worry less about “adult things” and things they can’t control. It has been extremely difficult seeing your child struggle and you really wish you could just make it all stop, but you’re out of ideas. I know that the process of finding a counselor for your child can be exhausting and intimidating, but you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
Your child has been having a hard time with “big feelings” and “big behaviors”. You have spent hours searching to find ways to help your young child have less intense meltdowns and tantrums, or to help your grade schooler better handle transitions or unexpected change, or to help your tween worry less about “adult things” and things they can’t control. It has been extremely difficult seeing your child struggle and you really wish you could just make it all stop, but you’re out of ideas. I know that the process of finding a counselor for your child can be exhausting and intimidating, but you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
(919) 689-4603 View (919) 689-4603
Photo of Allie Hartman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Allie Hartman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Call (919) 379-5788 or schedule online at www.counselingintegrity.com. Do you feel that you are often wondering what to do to feel better? Are you finding yourself in the middle of a transition and not sure where turn? Or are you are feeling anxious or down? Does it seem that you have tried everything, and it is just not working right now. You may have tried to navigate this alone, but you are not sure what else to do. It may be scary to ask for help. You may have a limited amount of time or resources.
Call (919) 379-5788 or schedule online at www.counselingintegrity.com. Do you feel that you are often wondering what to do to feel better? Are you finding yourself in the middle of a transition and not sure where turn? Or are you are feeling anxious or down? Does it seem that you have tried everything, and it is just not working right now. You may have tried to navigate this alone, but you are not sure what else to do. It may be scary to ask for help. You may have a limited amount of time or resources.
(984) 205-2193 View (984) 205-2193
Photo of Kaitlin Hanson, Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Kaitlin Hanson
Counselor, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Are you struggling with how to navigate through the highs and lows of life? Struggling to find a calming balance and stronger mind-body connection? Trying to "fit in" and feeling isolated? Enduring difficult times often removes us from a sense of who we are or want to be. Our identities get lost as we transition through developmental stages and relationships come and go. I have a passion for supporting teens and young adults dealing with the complexities of life transitions, interpersonal effectiveness, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety and emotion regulation.
Are you struggling with how to navigate through the highs and lows of life? Struggling to find a calming balance and stronger mind-body connection? Trying to "fit in" and feeling isolated? Enduring difficult times often removes us from a sense of who we are or want to be. Our identities get lost as we transition through developmental stages and relationships come and go. I have a passion for supporting teens and young adults dealing with the complexities of life transitions, interpersonal effectiveness, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety and emotion regulation.
(919) 769-3573 View (919) 769-3573
Photo of Kellye McKendree, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Kellye McKendree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing crisis as a result of life changes and mood disorders, i.e. depression, anxiety and loss. My goal is to treat individuals, couples and parents in a supportive environment where personal responsibility and active decision making are encouraged. I am also a Divorce Mediator and Certified Grief Recovery Therapist. I believe my experience in these areas also contribute to the knowledge base I have regarding life transitions.
I have extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing crisis as a result of life changes and mood disorders, i.e. depression, anxiety and loss. My goal is to treat individuals, couples and parents in a supportive environment where personal responsibility and active decision making are encouraged. I am also a Divorce Mediator and Certified Grief Recovery Therapist. I believe my experience in these areas also contribute to the knowledge base I have regarding life transitions.
(984) 985-2627 View (984) 985-2627
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Anita Bhat
Counselor, PsyD, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
If you are in need of trauma healing from the past and present, I am the therapist for you! "Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional." Pain is a part of life but it does not have to rule your life. Suffering is not a part of life. We do it to ourselves by allowing our pain to take over our lives. You don't have to sit alone with your pain and suffer. I am a deeply empathetic and effective therapist. Trauma should not be a life sentence for anyone. I am trained in the best techniques using hypnotherapy and mind-body healing to resolve PTSD, trauma and other conditions powerfully, rapidly and effectively using the subconscious
If you are in need of trauma healing from the past and present, I am the therapist for you! "Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional." Pain is a part of life but it does not have to rule your life. Suffering is not a part of life. We do it to ourselves by allowing our pain to take over our lives. You don't have to sit alone with your pain and suffer. I am a deeply empathetic and effective therapist. Trauma should not be a life sentence for anyone. I am trained in the best techniques using hypnotherapy and mind-body healing to resolve PTSD, trauma and other conditions powerfully, rapidly and effectively using the subconscious
(984) 205-6585 View (984) 205-6585
Photo of Denise Steele, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Holly Springs, NC
Denise Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I'm Denise, an experienced therapist welcoming new clients. I've worked with individuals grappling with profound anxiety that affects their ability to tackle everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed, leaving the house, interacting with loved ones, or working towards their educational and career goals. I've also supported those facing the weight of depression, navigating isolation and intrusive thoughts. My hope is to be a guiding hand through these challenges, whether they're emerging or in crisis, helping you rediscover a sense of purpose, hope, and resilience.
I'm Denise, an experienced therapist welcoming new clients. I've worked with individuals grappling with profound anxiety that affects their ability to tackle everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed, leaving the house, interacting with loved ones, or working towards their educational and career goals. I've also supported those facing the weight of depression, navigating isolation and intrusive thoughts. My hope is to be a guiding hand through these challenges, whether they're emerging or in crisis, helping you rediscover a sense of purpose, hope, and resilience.
(919) 296-0769 View (919) 296-0769
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Morgan Lavender
Counselor, LCMHC, CCTP-II
Verified
3 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Whether you are carrying the weight of past traumas, experiencing overwhelming emotions or feeling disconnected from yourself and others, my hope to offer you a place of safety and support to explore those challenges together. I believe the client- therapist relationship is critical for success and I make it a priority to develop a safe, trusting environment where you can feel at ease to explore your emotions, vulnerabilities and experiences with me. I show up as my authentic self with the people I work with, leaning on compassion, acceptance, and humor to lighten the load, while we tackle the difficult aspects of your experiences.
Whether you are carrying the weight of past traumas, experiencing overwhelming emotions or feeling disconnected from yourself and others, my hope to offer you a place of safety and support to explore those challenges together. I believe the client- therapist relationship is critical for success and I make it a priority to develop a safe, trusting environment where you can feel at ease to explore your emotions, vulnerabilities and experiences with me. I show up as my authentic self with the people I work with, leaning on compassion, acceptance, and humor to lighten the load, while we tackle the difficult aspects of your experiences.
(919) 646-2382 View (919) 646-2382
Photo of Valerie L Schwiebert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Valerie L Schwiebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Struggling to find happiness & fulfillment? Experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, & stress? Coping skills not working? Need a safe place to share your struggles? Counseling provides a nonjudgmental place to identify your strengths & challenges, develop self-understanding & insight, learn new skills & strategies, and implement a plan to achieve your goals. I am a NC Licensed Professional Counselor with 30+ years of experience. I believe developing a strong & trusting relationship is the basis of effective counseling. We will work to understand life from your perspective. My approach is person-centered, holistic, & eclectic.
Struggling to find happiness & fulfillment? Experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, & stress? Coping skills not working? Need a safe place to share your struggles? Counseling provides a nonjudgmental place to identify your strengths & challenges, develop self-understanding & insight, learn new skills & strategies, and implement a plan to achieve your goals. I am a NC Licensed Professional Counselor with 30+ years of experience. I believe developing a strong & trusting relationship is the basis of effective counseling. We will work to understand life from your perspective. My approach is person-centered, holistic, & eclectic.
(984) 205-0963 View (984) 205-0963
Photo of Rita Schabel, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Rita Schabel
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MA, MBA
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I specialize in helping you build strong relationships with your partners, work colleagues, and family. I firmly believe that the foundation to building warm, honest relationships is communication, direct but effective communication. I want to work with you when life hurts you and it becomes hard to believe in oneself, I hope I can be a guide to your recovery and growth.
I specialize in helping you build strong relationships with your partners, work colleagues, and family. I firmly believe that the foundation to building warm, honest relationships is communication, direct but effective communication. I want to work with you when life hurts you and it becomes hard to believe in oneself, I hope I can be a guide to your recovery and growth.
(919) 582-5069 View (919) 582-5069
Photo of James L. Machado Workman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Holly Springs, NC
James L. Machado Workman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, BCC, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
My approach to therapy is a culmination of my life's work with people in a variety of settings. My philosophy of therapy grows out of my many years as an interfaith pastoral care giver. I have worked with trauma at Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA). I am a Veteran with combat experience as a Chaplain during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have served as a clinical, interfaith, spiritual care provider at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC), Duke HomeCare and Hospice (Durham, NC), and Rex Hospital (Raleigh, NC). I believe that people are "living human documents" continually under revision.
My approach to therapy is a culmination of my life's work with people in a variety of settings. My philosophy of therapy grows out of my many years as an interfaith pastoral care giver. I have worked with trauma at Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA). I am a Veteran with combat experience as a Chaplain during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I have served as a clinical, interfaith, spiritual care provider at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (Greenville, NC), Duke HomeCare and Hospice (Durham, NC), and Rex Hospital (Raleigh, NC). I believe that people are "living human documents" continually under revision.
(919) 428-7746 View (919) 428-7746
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Ryan Chriscoe
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Where in the sacred story of your life do you find yourself today? If this season feels overwhelming, heartbreaking, stagnant, or confusing, there is hope in endless abundance for you. It is my joy to join you in discovering that hope within a safe, non-judgmental counseling relationship.
Where in the sacred story of your life do you find yourself today? If this season feels overwhelming, heartbreaking, stagnant, or confusing, there is hope in endless abundance for you. It is my joy to join you in discovering that hope within a safe, non-judgmental counseling relationship.
(919) 628-4724 View (919) 628-4724
Photo of Tonya Taylor, Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Tonya Taylor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Life can be overwhelming, and it's in those moments that our thoughts race and emotions heighten. While life's challenges are unavoidable, the right tools can enable us to do more than survive the day. Learning how to process life's ups and down and live in the present helps us adapt to whatever comes our way.
Life can be overwhelming, and it's in those moments that our thoughts race and emotions heighten. While life's challenges are unavoidable, the right tools can enable us to do more than survive the day. Learning how to process life's ups and down and live in the present helps us adapt to whatever comes our way.
(919) 336-0443 View (919) 336-0443
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Hart Integrated Wellness Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting new virtual clients! At Hart Integrated Wellness Services, PLLC, we have a team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal emotional health. We believe in a holistic approach to therapy and work with you to identify and address the root causes of your mental health concerns.
Currently Accepting new virtual clients! At Hart Integrated Wellness Services, PLLC, we have a team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal emotional health. We believe in a holistic approach to therapy and work with you to identify and address the root causes of your mental health concerns.
(919) 823-5544 View (919) 823-5544
Photo of Hannah Whisler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Holly Springs, NC
Hannah Whisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540  (Online Only)
My desire as your counselor is to come alongside you and provide the support you need as you gain a deeper understanding of who you are, what core desires you have, and what brought you here. Support looks different for each individual, which is why I allow clients to share their stories at their own pace in a safe atmosphere while equipping them with tools to help manage life stressors. I work with adolescents and adult women who are experiencing difficulty, whether that be anxiety, depression, life transitions, prenatal/postpartum stress, family conflict, or relationship issues.
My desire as your counselor is to come alongside you and provide the support you need as you gain a deeper understanding of who you are, what core desires you have, and what brought you here. Support looks different for each individual, which is why I allow clients to share their stories at their own pace in a safe atmosphere while equipping them with tools to help manage life stressors. I work with adolescents and adult women who are experiencing difficulty, whether that be anxiety, depression, life transitions, prenatal/postpartum stress, family conflict, or relationship issues.
(919) 887-8569 View (919) 887-8569
Photo of Ashley Malone, Pre-Licensed Professional in Holly Springs, NC
Ashley Malone
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I understand that therapy may be a big step for many and emotions may even be a bit scary. That’s why I make it my responsibility to create a safe and trusting, collaborative environment. I want the people that I work with to feel comfortable sharing their stories while also not shying away from exploring the scary parts as well. I like to approach these issues using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This approach highlights compassion and mindfulness to help individuals accept their emotions without judgment, notice and disengage with unhelpful thoughts, and learn to commit to their values by confronting avoidance.
I understand that therapy may be a big step for many and emotions may even be a bit scary. That’s why I make it my responsibility to create a safe and trusting, collaborative environment. I want the people that I work with to feel comfortable sharing their stories while also not shying away from exploring the scary parts as well. I like to approach these issues using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This approach highlights compassion and mindfulness to help individuals accept their emotions without judgment, notice and disengage with unhelpful thoughts, and learn to commit to their values by confronting avoidance.
(919) 759-6876 View (919) 759-6876
Photo of Renee Landtroop, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Holly Springs, NC
Renee Landtroop
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients are able to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I place heavy importance on developing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship to encourage clients to develop better coping skills that empower them to reach their therapeutic goals. I enjoy working with individuals ages 16 and up, in all stages of life. My areas of focus include grief and loss, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, attachment issues, stress management and coping techniques, social issues/peer pressure, adjustment and transition issues, body image and self-esteem issues.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients are able to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I place heavy importance on developing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship to encourage clients to develop better coping skills that empower them to reach their therapeutic goals. I enjoy working with individuals ages 16 and up, in all stages of life. My areas of focus include grief and loss, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, attachment issues, stress management and coping techniques, social issues/peer pressure, adjustment and transition issues, body image and self-esteem issues.
(919) 635-4094 View (919) 635-4094
Photo of Jessica Bullock, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Jessica Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I enjoy helping people establish healthy behaviors, regulate their emotions properly, and develop healthy coping skills. My experience has been rich. I love that I am holding a space for couples and adults on a daily basis, to help them get control of their lives back. Additionally, our administrative team is fast and will get you an appointment quickly. There is no need to wait when you are in need of someone to talk to.
I enjoy helping people establish healthy behaviors, regulate their emotions properly, and develop healthy coping skills. My experience has been rich. I love that I am holding a space for couples and adults on a daily basis, to help them get control of their lives back. Additionally, our administrative team is fast and will get you an appointment quickly. There is no need to wait when you are in need of someone to talk to.
(919) 502-6527 View (919) 502-6527
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Bethany Lindemuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Now accepting new clients for in-person and video sessions. I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, life transitions, and borderline personality disorder. You’re tired of being depressed or anxious all the time. On the outside, you look put together; on the inside, you feel like it’s all falling apart. You want to make changes, but you’re not sure where to start. And everything feels difficult. Therapy can help.
Now accepting new clients for in-person and video sessions. I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, life transitions, and borderline personality disorder. You’re tired of being depressed or anxious all the time. On the outside, you look put together; on the inside, you feel like it’s all falling apart. You want to make changes, but you’re not sure where to start. And everything feels difficult. Therapy can help.
(919) 343-9895 View (919) 343-9895
Photo of Rebecca Knowles Floyd, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holly Springs, NC
Rebecca Knowles Floyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified
Holly Springs, NC 27540
I am old enough to know that life does not always lend itself to simplistic answers. At various periods we all find ourselves in difficult circumstances that feel overwhelming, sometimes related to life changing tragedies like death, divorce, new medical diagnosis like cancer, job loss, or catastrophic injury. In these situations your life changes in an instant. There is an avalanche of distressing emotions and life no longer feels solid or stable. As a therapist who has experienced some serious, life changing tragedies, I understand those feelings and am specifically trained in grief and trauma.
I am old enough to know that life does not always lend itself to simplistic answers. At various periods we all find ourselves in difficult circumstances that feel overwhelming, sometimes related to life changing tragedies like death, divorce, new medical diagnosis like cancer, job loss, or catastrophic injury. In these situations your life changes in an instant. There is an avalanche of distressing emotions and life no longer feels solid or stable. As a therapist who has experienced some serious, life changing tragedies, I understand those feelings and am specifically trained in grief and trauma.
(919) 689-4380 View (919) 689-4380

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Holly Springs, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Holly Springs, NC who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Holly Springs, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Holly Springs?

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.