Therapists in Mebane, NC

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Jan Tate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, CSOTP
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
People often seek therapy to resolve past experiences and life complexities and the decision to enter therapy may carry feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty. I believe that therapy is most effective when persons are offered an environment that is inviting, attentive, collaborative, affirming, and safe. Subsequently, my goal is to provide a challenging, but non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere for persons to explore concerns and difficulties as a means of achieving desired change.
People often seek therapy to resolve past experiences and life complexities and the decision to enter therapy may carry feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty. I believe that therapy is most effective when persons are offered an environment that is inviting, attentive, collaborative, affirming, and safe. Subsequently, my goal is to provide a challenging, but non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere for persons to explore concerns and difficulties as a means of achieving desired change.
(984) 203-6492 View (984) 203-6492
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Chervonne Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina with over 13 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in depression, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, grief and loss, family relationship dynamics, and adjustment disorders.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina with over 13 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in depression, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, grief and loss, family relationship dynamics, and adjustment disorders.
(984) 314-3198 View (984) 314-3198
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Chadwick Royal
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
I provide individual and couples counseling in downtown Mebane, NC. My intention is serve as a listening ear and to help you find solutions to things that arise in life. I see adolescents and adults. For adolescent clients, family involvement in the counseling process is required. I also provide online clinical supervision services to provisionally licensed counselors in NC.
I provide individual and couples counseling in downtown Mebane, NC. My intention is serve as a listening ear and to help you find solutions to things that arise in life. I see adolescents and adults. For adolescent clients, family involvement in the counseling process is required. I also provide online clinical supervision services to provisionally licensed counselors in NC.
(336) 344-7516 View (336) 344-7516
ICARE Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Does life feel heavy right now? Are you feeling overwhelmed or struggling with taking the slightest step forward? Stress can seem unrelenting and never ending. Trauma can seem staggering and unbearable. Whatever the challenges -great or small- if life has you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, stuck, or shattered; and you are looking to grow, gain clarity and clear footing, or just to maintain your overall mental well-being, ICARE is a great place to start your journey.
Does life feel heavy right now? Are you feeling overwhelmed or struggling with taking the slightest step forward? Stress can seem unrelenting and never ending. Trauma can seem staggering and unbearable. Whatever the challenges -great or small- if life has you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, stuck, or shattered; and you are looking to grow, gain clarity and clear footing, or just to maintain your overall mental well-being, ICARE is a great place to start your journey.
(919) 301-9487 View (919) 301-9487
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Quintisha China
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR (Two different locations) We know how to ask the right questions! We know how to stretch! Stretching can feel uncomfortable but it conditions you to possess your victory to your expected end, promotes a new higher perspective, builds up development and hope, and brings a sense of wholeness. If you utilize your spiritual background or faith as one of your primary coping mechanism or lens towards your concerns in life, we are a great fit for you! Therapy style is direct, empathetic, and affirmative.
CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR (Two different locations) We know how to ask the right questions! We know how to stretch! Stretching can feel uncomfortable but it conditions you to possess your victory to your expected end, promotes a new higher perspective, builds up development and hope, and brings a sense of wholeness. If you utilize your spiritual background or faith as one of your primary coping mechanism or lens towards your concerns in life, we are a great fit for you! Therapy style is direct, empathetic, and affirmative.
(336) 793-9659 View (336) 793-9659
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Anna Whited
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mebane, NC 27302
You find yourself feeling stressed, drained, and anxious. Sleep has been evading you but you are tired all the time. You feel unsure about trusting yourself to make decisions, even small choices make you nervous. You are frustrated with your current outlook in life, unsure of where to go next. You feel like you don't have what it takes, you barely have the energy to get through the day.
You find yourself feeling stressed, drained, and anxious. Sleep has been evading you but you are tired all the time. You feel unsure about trusting yourself to make decisions, even small choices make you nervous. You are frustrated with your current outlook in life, unsure of where to go next. You feel like you don't have what it takes, you barely have the energy to get through the day.
(919) 343-9643 View (919) 343-9643
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Brad Bannister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Not accepting new clients
With a background in social work and clinical psychology, I have been providing mental health services for more than 20 years. I am trained in Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and various Trauma Specific practices and am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. While I am able to see clients presenting with various concerns, my main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, chronic stress, trauma and dealing with life adjustments.
With a background in social work and clinical psychology, I have been providing mental health services for more than 20 years. I am trained in Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and various Trauma Specific practices and am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. While I am able to see clients presenting with various concerns, my main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, chronic stress, trauma and dealing with life adjustments.
(984) 206-3585 View (984) 206-3585
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Chris Arruda
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Struggling with anxiety, depression, racing thoughts, disrputed sleep, grief, career choices, and relationship strain make life tiring. It doesn't have to be this way. There are many tools you can learn to ease the struggle and find greater joy in your everyday living. Men often hesitate to seek help given how we are socialized to 'be strong' and 'not show emotion.' In fact, men who DO seek objective help tend to benefit greatly from an experience unlike most in male friendship circles.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, racing thoughts, disrputed sleep, grief, career choices, and relationship strain make life tiring. It doesn't have to be this way. There are many tools you can learn to ease the struggle and find greater joy in your everyday living. Men often hesitate to seek help given how we are socialized to 'be strong' and 'not show emotion.' In fact, men who DO seek objective help tend to benefit greatly from an experience unlike most in male friendship circles.
(919) 759-5944 View (919) 759-5944
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Cecilia Stonebraker
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, M Ed, LCAS, LCMHC, NCC, CCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mebane, NC 27302  (Online Only)
Do you feel powerless, anxious, or depressed? Do you have trouble identifying goals, staying motivated, or feeling connected with friends or family? Do you use coping mechanisms that aren't always healthy to feel better? Do you want to change but don't know how or where to begin? You have options and choices; my job is to help you rediscover your potential and connect to your agency so you can make informed choices for how you want to live your life. You don't have to settle; you can break old patterns or habits and heal past traumas and hurts. We have lots of opportunities to make choices in life; are you ready to choose you?
Do you feel powerless, anxious, or depressed? Do you have trouble identifying goals, staying motivated, or feeling connected with friends or family? Do you use coping mechanisms that aren't always healthy to feel better? Do you want to change but don't know how or where to begin? You have options and choices; my job is to help you rediscover your potential and connect to your agency so you can make informed choices for how you want to live your life. You don't have to settle; you can break old patterns or habits and heal past traumas and hurts. We have lots of opportunities to make choices in life; are you ready to choose you?
(984) 203-7136 View (984) 203-7136
Hope's Highway, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Life can be challenging and remaining on a unproductive path can make us "stuck". I believe in the power of hope as a central factor in providing the motivation necessary for change that can propel individuals and families towards the future of their dreams. Shared hope for a positive future is the underpinning of all that I do. I am devoted to helping individuals and families fulfill their hopes for the future. It is known that positive expectations promote psychological and physical well-being. I focus on developing hope-inspiring strategies that mobilize internal and external resources for sustaining healthy change.
Life can be challenging and remaining on a unproductive path can make us "stuck". I believe in the power of hope as a central factor in providing the motivation necessary for change that can propel individuals and families towards the future of their dreams. Shared hope for a positive future is the underpinning of all that I do. I am devoted to helping individuals and families fulfill their hopes for the future. It is known that positive expectations promote psychological and physical well-being. I focus on developing hope-inspiring strategies that mobilize internal and external resources for sustaining healthy change.
(336) 814-2631 View (336) 814-2631
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Cara Jones Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Do you need help thriving to function at your best or improve your relationships? Are peace and joy missing in this season of life? I help driven women relieve the suffering that comes from living life busy, but unfulfilled. Suffering that feels like anxiety, overwhelm, depression, emptiness, relationship conflict and loneliness, grief, spiritual struggles or physical pain. Learn how to reconnect with what's most important to you, feel alive, and accept yourself and others. Embrace the good offered from transitions you're in or forge new possibilities for a meaningful, joyful and internally peaceful life.
Do you need help thriving to function at your best or improve your relationships? Are peace and joy missing in this season of life? I help driven women relieve the suffering that comes from living life busy, but unfulfilled. Suffering that feels like anxiety, overwhelm, depression, emptiness, relationship conflict and loneliness, grief, spiritual struggles or physical pain. Learn how to reconnect with what's most important to you, feel alive, and accept yourself and others. Embrace the good offered from transitions you're in or forge new possibilities for a meaningful, joyful and internally peaceful life.
(919) 504-5736 View (919) 504-5736
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John Riley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
On the surface; you seem fine, but inside, you have a self-critical voice that won’t let up. You have a lot of feelings that you feel deeply. This can be a strength but it can also leave you feeling confused about why others don't see what you see. Others may have told you that you are too sensitive but you also may be the person that they come to for advice or support. Maybe you have been hesitant to try counseling because you feel that you should be able to figure this out yourself.
On the surface; you seem fine, but inside, you have a self-critical voice that won’t let up. You have a lot of feelings that you feel deeply. This can be a strength but it can also leave you feeling confused about why others don't see what you see. Others may have told you that you are too sensitive but you also may be the person that they come to for advice or support. Maybe you have been hesitant to try counseling because you feel that you should be able to figure this out yourself.
(919) 583-6318 View (919) 583-6318
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Christina Steger
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mebane, NC 27302  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself paralyzed by anxiety and overwhelm, no matter what you do? You're someone who is successful, but still find yourself feeling as if you never do enough. You keep prioritizing making everyone else happy, leaving little time to take care of yourself. Compassion for others comes easy for you but you can't seem to find that same compassion for yourself and your inner critic takes over any time you make a mistake. But you're ready to make a change. You're ready to make yourself a priority. Most of all, you are ready to feel better about yourself and have more balance in your life. I want to help you get there.
Do you find yourself paralyzed by anxiety and overwhelm, no matter what you do? You're someone who is successful, but still find yourself feeling as if you never do enough. You keep prioritizing making everyone else happy, leaving little time to take care of yourself. Compassion for others comes easy for you but you can't seem to find that same compassion for yourself and your inner critic takes over any time you make a mistake. But you're ready to make a change. You're ready to make yourself a priority. Most of all, you are ready to feel better about yourself and have more balance in your life. I want to help you get there.
(252) 713-4814 View (252) 713-4814
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Bridges to Hope Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mebane, NC 27302
Waitlist for new clients
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the therapy community for the past 10+ years. I create a safe, comfortable environment to share and explore the thoughts and areas of your life you want to change. My goal is to help you identify the challenges in your life and guide you through the necessary steps with appropriate therapeutic modalities to improve your situation, give you a better quality of life, and foster hope. I am a dedicated therapist and social worker who treats each individual client with care, respect, and very specific treatment approaches in order to suit your particular needs.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the therapy community for the past 10+ years. I create a safe, comfortable environment to share and explore the thoughts and areas of your life you want to change. My goal is to help you identify the challenges in your life and guide you through the necessary steps with appropriate therapeutic modalities to improve your situation, give you a better quality of life, and foster hope. I am a dedicated therapist and social worker who treats each individual client with care, respect, and very specific treatment approaches in order to suit your particular needs.
(919) 725-8950 View (919) 725-8950
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Meg Wells Hatley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302  (Online Only)
Hello there! I've been a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 15 years, with experience treating adults who are struggling to achieve their goals because of anxiety, depression, or difficulty relating to and communicating with others. If you're experiencing self-critical thoughts or fears that prevent you from moving forward, struggling to get motivated to do those tasks that you need or want to do, or can't seem to build or maintain connections, I'm here to help! I strive to offer a space that is validating and supportive, where you can learn the skills to challenge these barriers and take steps towards living a meaningful life.
Hello there! I've been a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 15 years, with experience treating adults who are struggling to achieve their goals because of anxiety, depression, or difficulty relating to and communicating with others. If you're experiencing self-critical thoughts or fears that prevent you from moving forward, struggling to get motivated to do those tasks that you need or want to do, or can't seem to build or maintain connections, I'm here to help! I strive to offer a space that is validating and supportive, where you can learn the skills to challenge these barriers and take steps towards living a meaningful life.
(984) 263-3500 View (984) 263-3500
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Christopher Low
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Are you having difficulty in your marriage or struggling with managing your children's behavior? Is anger is overtaking your life and your having difficulty communicating effectively or setting boundaries? Its hard to adjust to relationships as they evolve. I am here to make things easier and give you the skills to cope with the challenging times. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate and have over 25 years experience working in mental health. I can help with a variety of mental health concerns with a focus on psychological evaluations, relationship issues, anger management, parenting skills, and behavioral intervention plans.
Are you having difficulty in your marriage or struggling with managing your children's behavior? Is anger is overtaking your life and your having difficulty communicating effectively or setting boundaries? Its hard to adjust to relationships as they evolve. I am here to make things easier and give you the skills to cope with the challenging times. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate and have over 25 years experience working in mental health. I can help with a variety of mental health concerns with a focus on psychological evaluations, relationship issues, anger management, parenting skills, and behavioral intervention plans.
(984) 600-7327 View (984) 600-7327
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Jessica Jeremiah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Every person I serve has a unique story. While some clients experience challenges in just one area, most experience difficulty multiple areas (mental health, trauma, loss, addiction), creating a complex, vicious cycle if not all parts are addressed. The circumstances that bring someone to therapy do not come in 'neat little packages.' I enjoy sorting out the pieces with each client, getting to the root of the issue, and offering a combination of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that help clients finally begin to experience relief, and start living a happier, more fulfilled life.
Every person I serve has a unique story. While some clients experience challenges in just one area, most experience difficulty multiple areas (mental health, trauma, loss, addiction), creating a complex, vicious cycle if not all parts are addressed. The circumstances that bring someone to therapy do not come in 'neat little packages.' I enjoy sorting out the pieces with each client, getting to the root of the issue, and offering a combination of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that help clients finally begin to experience relief, and start living a happier, more fulfilled life.
(919) 585-5163 View (919) 585-5163
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Angela Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Therapy is not always easy, but I will walk with you on your journey of self discovery as you work to achieve a better life. Together, we will strive to attain self confidence, self love and acceptance. You will no longer need to live a pain filled life. I will help you to work through grief, anger, shame, guilt or insecurity.
Therapy is not always easy, but I will walk with you on your journey of self discovery as you work to achieve a better life. Together, we will strive to attain self confidence, self love and acceptance. You will no longer need to live a pain filled life. I will help you to work through grief, anger, shame, guilt or insecurity.
(919) 680-1723 View (919) 680-1723
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Olivia Danilko
Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mebane, NC 27302  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed within your life and need support in navigating the chaos? Do things feel too hard, and you just want to give up? Do you consider yourself a people pleaser or have difficulties expressing your needs? Are you having issues within your relationship or currently going through a brutal breakup? Is your child exhibiting behavioral concerns or showing signs of depression and low self-esteem? If any of this sounds like you, I'm here to help!
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed within your life and need support in navigating the chaos? Do things feel too hard, and you just want to give up? Do you consider yourself a people pleaser or have difficulties expressing your needs? Are you having issues within your relationship or currently going through a brutal breakup? Is your child exhibiting behavioral concerns or showing signs of depression and low self-esteem? If any of this sounds like you, I'm here to help!
(336) 502-7824 View (336) 502-7824
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Dr. Judy H Butler
Pastoral Counselor, PsyD, MDiv, SD
Verified Verified
Mebane, NC 27302
Have you ever made a choice and immediately asked yourself: "Why in the world did I do that?" Imagine if you had talked with someone you trusted before you made that choice. What a difference some compassion and understanding can make. Lighten your burden with someone to walk with you through your difficult life choices. Whether you're wrestling with a work-related challenge or a situation in your intimate relationship, I can offer you a safe space, a ready ear, and help with the choices you're trying to make. Feel heard, understood, and confident in your decisions. That's what therapy offers.
Have you ever made a choice and immediately asked yourself: "Why in the world did I do that?" Imagine if you had talked with someone you trusted before you made that choice. What a difference some compassion and understanding can make. Lighten your burden with someone to walk with you through your difficult life choices. Whether you're wrestling with a work-related challenge or a situation in your intimate relationship, I can offer you a safe space, a ready ear, and help with the choices you're trying to make. Feel heard, understood, and confident in your decisions. That's what therapy offers.
(336) 203-1279 View (336) 203-1279

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mebane, NC

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Mebane, NC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Mebane, NC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mebane?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.