Therapists in Statesville, NC

Kevin Denny
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
I am a child and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families dealing with substance abuse as well as other behaviorial or emotional problems. I have worked in Iredell, Yadkin and Surry counties for 10 years and have a comprehensive knowledge of resources available for consumers in the area.
I am a child and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families dealing with substance abuse as well as other behaviorial or emotional problems. I have worked in Iredell, Yadkin and Surry counties for 10 years and have a comprehensive knowledge of resources available for consumers in the area.
(704) 763-0851 View (704) 763-0851
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Helen Lynn Dula
Counselor, MA, LCAS-A, LPC-A, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I enjoy the helping profession. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults.
I enjoy the helping profession. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults.
(704) 457-1641 View (704) 457-1641
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Brenda Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
Hi. I am Brenda Martin. I am a licensed clinical social work/therapist with thirty years experience. I offer services to children and families, teens, couples, and adults. I understand that contacting a mental health provider can be a frightening situation. I explain to you over the phone what to expect, and work to put you at ease from the first moment we talk. I enjoy assisting people in finding their strengths and utilizing them to overcome the current problems. My office is located in the downtown Statesville, NC area with easy access. I look forward to talking with you.
Hi. I am Brenda Martin. I am a licensed clinical social work/therapist with thirty years experience. I offer services to children and families, teens, couples, and adults. I understand that contacting a mental health provider can be a frightening situation. I explain to you over the phone what to expect, and work to put you at ease from the first moment we talk. I enjoy assisting people in finding their strengths and utilizing them to overcome the current problems. My office is located in the downtown Statesville, NC area with easy access. I look forward to talking with you.
(704) 764-1531 View (704) 764-1531
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Kambi A Swan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28677
Waitlist for new clients
Unexpected, sometimes traumatic life events happens to us all. The good news is we are made to heal. My work with clients offers an expert guide and partner on your healing journey. Together we can help you establish a life of balance and peace. While other interventions offer coping skills, the work we do together offers healing and restoration. When you are ready to begin your journey, please let me know and we can begin our work together in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
Unexpected, sometimes traumatic life events happens to us all. The good news is we are made to heal. My work with clients offers an expert guide and partner on your healing journey. Together we can help you establish a life of balance and peace. While other interventions offer coping skills, the work we do together offers healing and restoration. When you are ready to begin your journey, please let me know and we can begin our work together in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
(704) 209-4898 View (704) 209-4898
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Chris Mann Phd
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CRC, BCBA-D, NCC, LBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28687
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and have been practicing for over 22 years with individuals who have been going through a broad range of concerns including excessive worry, depression, stress management, trauma, career development, behavioral concerns, impulsivity, child-parent interactions, grief and loss, relationship issues, life/work balance, and overall wellness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and have been practicing for over 22 years with individuals who have been going through a broad range of concerns including excessive worry, depression, stress management, trauma, career development, behavioral concerns, impulsivity, child-parent interactions, grief and loss, relationship issues, life/work balance, and overall wellness.
(704) 396-8651 View (704) 396-8651
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Barbara Miller
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMCHS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Barbara Miller is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She earned her Master's at Nova University in Florida. She has 30 years' experience in individual, family and group therapy in office and school settings, over telehealth and, when warranted, in the home. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults. Barbara is proud to offer multiple therapy techniques including CBT, DBT, Reality, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation to help each client reach their unique life goals.
Barbara Miller is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She earned her Master's at Nova University in Florida. She has 30 years' experience in individual, family and group therapy in office and school settings, over telehealth and, when warranted, in the home. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults. Barbara is proud to offer multiple therapy techniques including CBT, DBT, Reality, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation to help each client reach their unique life goals.
(704) 389-3032 View (704) 389-3032
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Josh Gardner
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-understanding, and communication. While I generally focus on older teens, young adults, and couples, I also work with those older or younger down to age 12. Often clients aren't sure what their goals are or aren't sure how to begin. I create a safe and supportive space to speak freely so that self understanding can can grow and anxiety can diminish.
I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-understanding, and communication. While I generally focus on older teens, young adults, and couples, I also work with those older or younger down to age 12. Often clients aren't sure what their goals are or aren't sure how to begin. I create a safe and supportive space to speak freely so that self understanding can can grow and anxiety can diminish.
(704) 326-7631 View (704) 326-7631
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Rhonda Flowers-Corpening Ph.d.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the three (3) C’s of life: CHOICE, CHANCE, AND CHANGE! I believe that you must make the CHOICE to take the CHANCE that will cause your life to CHANGE! If needed, let me help you embrace the positive and creative possibilities of life. I am passionate, yet direct in my therapeutic approach to empowering people to believe that a journey of a thousand miles begins with taking the first step.
I believe in the three (3) C’s of life: CHOICE, CHANCE, AND CHANGE! I believe that you must make the CHOICE to take the CHANCE that will cause your life to CHANGE! If needed, let me help you embrace the positive and creative possibilities of life. I am passionate, yet direct in my therapeutic approach to empowering people to believe that a journey of a thousand miles begins with taking the first step.
(980) 414-6376 View (980) 414-6376
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Will Bennett
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
Are you tired of trying to work through your problems on your own? Are there times where you feel emotionally or mentally checked out? Does it make you feel less than to ask for help? It is common to find yourself stuck in a cycle, lose your motivation or purpose, and just don’t know what to do next. Almost like you have tried everything to change or be better, but nothing seems to stick or work like you’d hoped. You didn’t realize the toll anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress was or could have on your relationships and reaching your goals. You’ve realized you need to talk to someone, and you probably have a lot of questions.
Are you tired of trying to work through your problems on your own? Are there times where you feel emotionally or mentally checked out? Does it make you feel less than to ask for help? It is common to find yourself stuck in a cycle, lose your motivation or purpose, and just don’t know what to do next. Almost like you have tried everything to change or be better, but nothing seems to stick or work like you’d hoped. You didn’t realize the toll anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress was or could have on your relationships and reaching your goals. You’ve realized you need to talk to someone, and you probably have a lot of questions.
(704) 268-9011 View (704) 268-9011
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Sally Haynes
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28677
I offer structured outpatient individual and group counseling for those adolescents and adults who struggle with life and all it's challenges. I believe that all people are able to make positive changes in their lives and find the lifestyle they desire. I strive to enhance and restore the worth and dignity of all individuals in need of counseling services.
I offer structured outpatient individual and group counseling for those adolescents and adults who struggle with life and all it's challenges. I believe that all people are able to make positive changes in their lives and find the lifestyle they desire. I strive to enhance and restore the worth and dignity of all individuals in need of counseling services.
(904) 454-8599 View (904) 454-8599
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Keith Devine
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I am a practicing therapist in Statesville, North Carolina. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I have over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My primary goal is to provide a grace-centered, non-judgmental, safe environment where healing can truly occur. My theoretical basis for counseling includes the integration of a Biblical worldview with compatible psychological perspectives. I also help clients find their true identity through a Christ-centered Identity Discovery Process.
I am a practicing therapist in Statesville, North Carolina. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I have over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My primary goal is to provide a grace-centered, non-judgmental, safe environment where healing can truly occur. My theoretical basis for counseling includes the integration of a Biblical worldview with compatible psychological perspectives. I also help clients find their true identity through a Christ-centered Identity Discovery Process.
(704) 269-4396 View (704) 269-4396
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Chaqueenia Livingston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
(704) 389-2346 View (704) 389-2346
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Thea Wooten
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
I am licensed to practice in North Carolina by the NCBLPC (A18962) and the NCSAPPB (LCAS-23390). My undergraduate and graduate education were completed at Marshall University, followed by clinical internship experiences at regional elementary, middle, and high school counseling facilities. My expertise and experience include providing clinical assessment, psychotherapy, and counseling to individuals and groups from all ages and backgrounds. I am particularly skilled in trauma-based interventions, stress and anxiety management, life adjustment, and assisting folks with depression and other mood disorders.
I am licensed to practice in North Carolina by the NCBLPC (A18962) and the NCSAPPB (LCAS-23390). My undergraduate and graduate education were completed at Marshall University, followed by clinical internship experiences at regional elementary, middle, and high school counseling facilities. My expertise and experience include providing clinical assessment, psychotherapy, and counseling to individuals and groups from all ages and backgrounds. I am particularly skilled in trauma-based interventions, stress and anxiety management, life adjustment, and assisting folks with depression and other mood disorders.
(704) 586-9028 View (704) 586-9028
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Christian Noel Davidson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
(704) 703-3022 View (704) 703-3022
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Camilla Rogers, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28677
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist treating depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, health-related stress, and career and work problems. In addition to helping people find relief from depression and anxiety, I have a particular focus on helping the person understand how his/her mind works so that experiences can be more fulfilling and internal life, more rich and meaningful. I work to recognize and build upon personal strengths, cultivate resilience and enhance optimal functioning. See CamillaRogersPhD.com
I am a licensed psychologist treating depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, health-related stress, and career and work problems. In addition to helping people find relief from depression and anxiety, I have a particular focus on helping the person understand how his/her mind works so that experiences can be more fulfilling and internal life, more rich and meaningful. I work to recognize and build upon personal strengths, cultivate resilience and enhance optimal functioning. See CamillaRogersPhD.com
(704) 216-4090 View (704) 216-4090
Paul D. Veach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28677
Hi, congratulations on taking these next steps in your healing journey! I enjoy helping clients develop stronger family and/or marital relationships, to heal from past trauma or other psychological issues, to determine the best parenting approach for the unique needs of their child, and to offer support for those in active recovery from addiction. I work primarily with adults and adolescents with a strength-based approach. I am also an Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT and offer clinical supervision to therapists in training. If any of these areas of interest are a good fit for your needs, I would be happy to work with you!
Hi, congratulations on taking these next steps in your healing journey! I enjoy helping clients develop stronger family and/or marital relationships, to heal from past trauma or other psychological issues, to determine the best parenting approach for the unique needs of their child, and to offer support for those in active recovery from addiction. I work primarily with adults and adolescents with a strength-based approach. I am also an Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT and offer clinical supervision to therapists in training. If any of these areas of interest are a good fit for your needs, I would be happy to work with you!
(980) 223-8930 View (980) 223-8930
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Megan LeAnn Byerly
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28677
I think it is safe to assume that if you have found yourself here on my page, you are looking for the right counselor to pursue mental health counseling services with whether it be for yourself, family member, friend, or another loved one. Well, hopefully I will be that perfect fit counselor you are looking for! My name is Megan Byerly, LCMHC, and I am an undergraduate from Western Carolina, double majoring in Psychology and Recreational Therapy. I then obtained my graduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working in the field for over 5 years, in various settings.
I think it is safe to assume that if you have found yourself here on my page, you are looking for the right counselor to pursue mental health counseling services with whether it be for yourself, family member, friend, or another loved one. Well, hopefully I will be that perfect fit counselor you are looking for! My name is Megan Byerly, LCMHC, and I am an undergraduate from Western Carolina, double majoring in Psychology and Recreational Therapy. I then obtained my graduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have been working in the field for over 5 years, in various settings.
(704) 742-2567 View (704) 742-2567
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Andie Sloan
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28677
“I firmly believe that everyone has a purpose, and mine is to serve others. We all find ourselves needing support, dealing with negative emotions, and questioning our next steps. I want to help others face these dilemmas in a way that makes them feel uplifted and known." Having experience working with teens, adults, elderly, premarital and marital couples, Andie applies EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Faith-Based Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing skills. Her focus is to maintain a deep compassion and thoughtfulness in your mental health journey.
“I firmly believe that everyone has a purpose, and mine is to serve others. We all find ourselves needing support, dealing with negative emotions, and questioning our next steps. I want to help others face these dilemmas in a way that makes them feel uplifted and known." Having experience working with teens, adults, elderly, premarital and marital couples, Andie applies EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Faith-Based Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing skills. Her focus is to maintain a deep compassion and thoughtfulness in your mental health journey.
(704) 286-1550 View (704) 286-1550
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Shameka Harley Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I am a LCSW with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with an array of social and emotional needs. If you, your child, or loved one is struggling to manage life stressors, the initial or ongoing impact of trauma, bullying, low esteem, anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, or desire to learn additional coping or interpersonal skills, I am here to support you. My goal is to partner with those who entrust me, to support your efforts in navigating your journey of healing, change, and growth.
I am a LCSW with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with an array of social and emotional needs. If you, your child, or loved one is struggling to manage life stressors, the initial or ongoing impact of trauma, bullying, low esteem, anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, or desire to learn additional coping or interpersonal skills, I am here to support you. My goal is to partner with those who entrust me, to support your efforts in navigating your journey of healing, change, and growth.
(704) 736-3991 View (704) 736-3991
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GARD Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, CTP
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625  (Online Only)
I strive to meet my clients where they are in their life journey. I have a passion to help guide and encourage them to reach their ultimate goals. I work with clients facing various challenges including but not limited to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am a US Navy Veteran, so working with other Veterans is a passion of mine and something I am grateful to be able to do. Building motivation, managing depressive or anxious symptoms, setting life goals, developing boundaries, overcoming trauma or addiction and more, if that is what you desire, I can help.
I strive to meet my clients where they are in their life journey. I have a passion to help guide and encourage them to reach their ultimate goals. I work with clients facing various challenges including but not limited to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am a US Navy Veteran, so working with other Veterans is a passion of mine and something I am grateful to be able to do. Building motivation, managing depressive or anxious symptoms, setting life goals, developing boundaries, overcoming trauma or addiction and more, if that is what you desire, I can help.
(980) 246-4172 View (980) 246-4172

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Statesville, NC

80+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Statesville, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
70% Self Esteem
69% Grief
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Statesville, NC see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Statesville?

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.