Therapists in Waves, NC

Photo of Amberly Dyer, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amberly Dyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waves, NC 27982
Not accepting new clients
Life can be so overwhelming that we can't imagine a different tomorrow - one full of the satisfaction of a life well lived. Whether poor family relationships, job dissatisfaction or a lack of vision, you feel stuck and unfulfilled. Here's the secret - you have the answers now! I help you excavate them, sorting out what is helpful from what is not. An integrative and holistic approach uses techniques best suited for your unique needs and goals while addressing your mind-body-spirit connections.
Life can be so overwhelming that we can't imagine a different tomorrow - one full of the satisfaction of a life well lived. Whether poor family relationships, job dissatisfaction or a lack of vision, you feel stuck and unfulfilled. Here's the secret - you have the answers now! I help you excavate them, sorting out what is helpful from what is not. An integrative and holistic approach uses techniques best suited for your unique needs and goals while addressing your mind-body-spirit connections.
(252) 616-1390 View (252) 616-1390

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Lauren Easley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rodanthe, NC 27968  (Online Only)
My ideal client is a person who is bravely willing to share their story with me, confronting their pasts with a willingness and readiness to make the effort to write their future in their own words.
My ideal client is a person who is bravely willing to share their story with me, confronting their pasts with a willingness and readiness to make the effort to write their future in their own words.
(919) 298-8863 View (919) 298-8863

Online Therapists

Photo of Adam Green, LCAS, MSW, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Adam Green
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, MSW
Verified Verified
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Do you feel like there are problems that are blocking you from having the life that you really want? Do you want to find freedom from the issues that are holding you back? I use a variety of therapy techniques to help my clients. I know from personal experience that life can sometimes be very painful and challenging. I myself have struggled with these issues. I would love the opportunity to help you become the person you really want to be. I know that reaching out can be very difficult. I applaud you for having the courage to even try. Let me help you better yourself.
Do you feel like there are problems that are blocking you from having the life that you really want? Do you want to find freedom from the issues that are holding you back? I use a variety of therapy techniques to help my clients. I know from personal experience that life can sometimes be very painful and challenging. I myself have struggled with these issues. I would love the opportunity to help you become the person you really want to be. I know that reaching out can be very difficult. I applaud you for having the courage to even try. Let me help you better yourself.
(252) 300-3656 View (252) 300-3656
Photo of Deborah Ashway, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Deborah Ashway
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562
EMDR Trained and Certified. Many people find themselves stuck in unconscious patterns that obstruct success, joy and the life they were meant to live. I work with you in exploring your daily patterns and how your experiences may have shaped you. After careful assessment, we work together to establish minor adjustments that set you on a course of optimal balance. Small changes can have profound effects. We target the root of the emotions, which have positive results in enhancing self-confidence, relationships, career, success, and ultimately bringing you back to your highest, most authentic self where you can experience true joy.
EMDR Trained and Certified. Many people find themselves stuck in unconscious patterns that obstruct success, joy and the life they were meant to live. I work with you in exploring your daily patterns and how your experiences may have shaped you. After careful assessment, we work together to establish minor adjustments that set you on a course of optimal balance. Small changes can have profound effects. We target the root of the emotions, which have positive results in enhancing self-confidence, relationships, career, success, and ultimately bringing you back to your highest, most authentic self where you can experience true joy.
(252) 424-0630 View (252) 424-0630
Photo of Savannah Reed, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Savannah Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or the aftermath of difficult life experiences can feel like navigating a never-ending maze. I've been there and I get it! My passion is to guide you through these tumultuous times. Specializing in supporting young adults with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to help you unpack the weight of past traumas and difficult life events. Together, we'll explore your inner world, shedding light on how your experiences shape your present and how to forge a path toward a future where you feel confident and equipped to make choices that align with who you truly are.
Feeling stuck in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or the aftermath of difficult life experiences can feel like navigating a never-ending maze. I've been there and I get it! My passion is to guide you through these tumultuous times. Specializing in supporting young adults with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to help you unpack the weight of past traumas and difficult life events. Together, we'll explore your inner world, shedding light on how your experiences shape your present and how to forge a path toward a future where you feel confident and equipped to make choices that align with who you truly are.
(252) 421-6801 View (252) 421-6801
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Latonya R Jones
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCASA, CAMS-ll, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belhaven, NC 27810  (Online Only)
My name is Latonya Jones and I have a passion for working with adults, 18 and older, with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and other symptoms which are impacting their ability to function. I enjoy working with clients to assist them in finding their voice, setting boundaries, and improving their self-esteem. Together, we will identify your strengths, goals and barriers that are impacting your ability to accomplish your goals.
My name is Latonya Jones and I have a passion for working with adults, 18 and older, with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and other symptoms which are impacting their ability to function. I enjoy working with clients to assist them in finding their voice, setting boundaries, and improving their self-esteem. Together, we will identify your strengths, goals and barriers that are impacting your ability to accomplish your goals.
(252) 460-4439 View (252) 460-4439
Photo of Anne Watts, MSW, LCSW, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anne Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Is your child struggling with complicated challenges? OR Is your child getting by, but you want to see them thriving at a higher level? Give me a call. Play Therapy is a powerful way to help young people to grow & heal. Families can overcome incredible challenges & live healthy, well balanced lives. I help children with challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, highly gifted & talented, special needs, those with difficult experiences such as adoption, divorce, loss of a loved one, or trauma.
Is your child struggling with complicated challenges? OR Is your child getting by, but you want to see them thriving at a higher level? Give me a call. Play Therapy is a powerful way to help young people to grow & heal. Families can overcome incredible challenges & live healthy, well balanced lives. I help children with challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, ADHD, highly gifted & talented, special needs, those with difficult experiences such as adoption, divorce, loss of a loved one, or trauma.
(252) 650-6119 View (252) 650-6119
Photo of Alyssa Hermanson, MSW, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alyssa Hermanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
You may be feeling overwhelmed by work, stress from your relationships, or parenting. And while you may put on a brave and confident face, secretly you're over-analyzing and over-thinking every situation and decision. It can be difficult to cope when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You feel like you're stuck in a rut, unable to move forward. My advice? It's time to take a step back, slow down, and reflect on your life and the changes you want to make to build sustainable happiness. You deserve it! Let's talk about what's been going on and see how we can work together to make some positive changes.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by work, stress from your relationships, or parenting. And while you may put on a brave and confident face, secretly you're over-analyzing and over-thinking every situation and decision. It can be difficult to cope when you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed. You feel like you're stuck in a rut, unable to move forward. My advice? It's time to take a step back, slow down, and reflect on your life and the changes you want to make to build sustainable happiness. You deserve it! Let's talk about what's been going on and see how we can work together to make some positive changes.
(252) 262-2475 View (252) 262-2475
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Michele Ruhmann
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28560
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, physically and emotionally drained, stuck and you don’t know what to do or where to turn next? Moving forward can sometimes feel daunting but you can do it. Begin to take back your power today! You can learn to manage the chaos, calm those defeating thoughts, ease the tension in your body and begin to feel positive. Your story has a purpose and is as unique as you are, we will work together to create a tailored therapy experience to meet your goals using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), somatic bodywork, and traditional talk therapy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, physically and emotionally drained, stuck and you don’t know what to do or where to turn next? Moving forward can sometimes feel daunting but you can do it. Begin to take back your power today! You can learn to manage the chaos, calm those defeating thoughts, ease the tension in your body and begin to feel positive. Your story has a purpose and is as unique as you are, we will work together to create a tailored therapy experience to meet your goals using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), somatic bodywork, and traditional talk therapy.
(252) 379-5081 View (252) 379-5081
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Real Talk Counseling Services, PLLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557
I am pursuing full licensure as a mental health counselor. I offer a place to come and sit and be yourself. Where you are, is important to me. I aim to meet you where you are in your walk of life. I have lived a lot of life and have personal experiences that drove me and inspired me to become the counselor I am today. You want freedom and peace, and it is all within you. My mission and passion is to help you find that, and to be able to give yourself permission to keep going. Don't Give up on you!
I am pursuing full licensure as a mental health counselor. I offer a place to come and sit and be yourself. Where you are, is important to me. I aim to meet you where you are in your walk of life. I have lived a lot of life and have personal experiences that drove me and inspired me to become the counselor I am today. You want freedom and peace, and it is all within you. My mission and passion is to help you find that, and to be able to give yourself permission to keep going. Don't Give up on you!
(252) 460-4526 View (252) 460-4526
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Passages Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS LCAS, CCS LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
I picture an individual who courageously seeks personal growth and transformation. This person may grapple with challenges such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, or navigating life transitions. Their needs revolve around creating a safe space to explore and understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My ideal client aspires to foster resilience, cultivate self-awareness, and build healthier coping mechanisms. Their goal is not merely to alleviate symptoms but to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. They yearn for a therapeutic alliance that provides empathy, validation.
I picture an individual who courageously seeks personal growth and transformation. This person may grapple with challenges such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, or navigating life transitions. Their needs revolve around creating a safe space to explore and understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My ideal client aspires to foster resilience, cultivate self-awareness, and build healthier coping mechanisms. Their goal is not merely to alleviate symptoms but to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment. They yearn for a therapeutic alliance that provides empathy, validation.
(252) 299-5724 View (252) 299-5724
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Good Stress Company PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, NC 27983
We understand that it takes courage to begin the process of therapy and to address your challenges. Our goal is to provide compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental support in a safe and nurturing environment. We use both professional and personal experiences to help individuals reach goals. We would like you to know that you are not alone. With the right mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual skill-set, you can go from living to thriving, experiencing life in a much healthier way.
We understand that it takes courage to begin the process of therapy and to address your challenges. Our goal is to provide compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental support in a safe and nurturing environment. We use both professional and personal experiences to help individuals reach goals. We would like you to know that you are not alone. With the right mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual skill-set, you can go from living to thriving, experiencing life in a much healthier way.
(980) 236-0609 View (980) 236-0609
Photo of Shelagh Patricia Murphy, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shelagh Patricia Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Supporting individuals in their personal evolution, assisting them in developing healthier coping mechanisms, and enhancing self-awareness and self- acceptance is my calling. I enjoy collaborating with anyone who is committed to personal growth and open communication; though as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I particularly enjoy working with others in the queer community. I have 12 years of experience providing support to individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety, medical issues, end-of-life care/hospice, recovery from abusive situations, trauma, and significant life changes.
Supporting individuals in their personal evolution, assisting them in developing healthier coping mechanisms, and enhancing self-awareness and self- acceptance is my calling. I enjoy collaborating with anyone who is committed to personal growth and open communication; though as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I particularly enjoy working with others in the queer community. I have 12 years of experience providing support to individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety, medical issues, end-of-life care/hospice, recovery from abusive situations, trauma, and significant life changes.
(252) 424-6454 View (252) 424-6454
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Stephanie Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Having support and guidance with life challenges can be empowering for healing and self growth! Many times we just need someone to listen as we talk through our life challenges. A good working relationship between a therapist and client begins with rapport and trust. With a Person Centered approach in our therapy sessions, I will utilize therapeutic interventions, such as CBT, TFCBT and expressive therapies so each session is individualized to the client. I completed my Phd coursework for Advanced Studies of Human Behavior in 2015 and I completed my master's degree of Community Counseling in 2009.
Having support and guidance with life challenges can be empowering for healing and self growth! Many times we just need someone to listen as we talk through our life challenges. A good working relationship between a therapist and client begins with rapport and trust. With a Person Centered approach in our therapy sessions, I will utilize therapeutic interventions, such as CBT, TFCBT and expressive therapies so each session is individualized to the client. I completed my Phd coursework for Advanced Studies of Human Behavior in 2015 and I completed my master's degree of Community Counseling in 2009.
(252) 659-4292 View (252) 659-4292
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Loretta T Ebison
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, NC 27889
Hi, My name is Loretta Ebison. Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile! I look forward to talking with you and helping you come up with a plan that works in your life. Your sessions are all about you. For one hour you are the most important person in the room. Your safety and well-being are the most important things to me, for this reason I am currently seeing patients via teletherapy. I use CBT and Reality Therapy as my Therapeutic Modalities, but also use others as needed. I promise that I will be understanding of your situation and help you feel comfortable decompressing to me.
Hi, My name is Loretta Ebison. Thank you for visiting my Psychology Today profile! I look forward to talking with you and helping you come up with a plan that works in your life. Your sessions are all about you. For one hour you are the most important person in the room. Your safety and well-being are the most important things to me, for this reason I am currently seeing patients via teletherapy. I use CBT and Reality Therapy as my Therapeutic Modalities, but also use others as needed. I promise that I will be understanding of your situation and help you feel comfortable decompressing to me.
(252) 542-2840 View (252) 542-2840
Photo of Britney Dixon, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Britney Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, LCASA
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
My goal as a therapist is to meet clients where they are and walk alongside them on their journey to find peace and healing in a non-judgmental, safe space. We all suffer and have struggles, but we each have the capacity for growth and building a life that promotes health and well-being. I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative partnership that supports and empowers individuals to heal mind, body, and spirit, freeing themselves from past and present pain to create lasting positive change. My desire is to help others gain the tools and confidence to face and overcome life’s challenges long after therapy ends.
My goal as a therapist is to meet clients where they are and walk alongside them on their journey to find peace and healing in a non-judgmental, safe space. We all suffer and have struggles, but we each have the capacity for growth and building a life that promotes health and well-being. I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative partnership that supports and empowers individuals to heal mind, body, and spirit, freeing themselves from past and present pain to create lasting positive change. My desire is to help others gain the tools and confidence to face and overcome life’s challenges long after therapy ends.
(252) 644-6670 View (252) 644-6670
Vanessa Smith
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
Ms. Smith enjoys helping people from various walks of life struggling with life's transitions. Vanessa is experienced in working with clients with anxiety, depression and self-esteem challenges. People generally change throughout their life cycle so what was not a problem a few years ago can be something much more challenging right now. This savvy clinician will help with all of your needs. She is experienced in working with families and couples. The next time your thinking you need some assistance, make that call.
Ms. Smith enjoys helping people from various walks of life struggling with life's transitions. Vanessa is experienced in working with clients with anxiety, depression and self-esteem challenges. People generally change throughout their life cycle so what was not a problem a few years ago can be something much more challenging right now. This savvy clinician will help with all of your needs. She is experienced in working with families and couples. The next time your thinking you need some assistance, make that call.
(252) 518-4936 View (252) 518-4936
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Jeannette Farmer
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MAEd, LCMHCA, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562
Do you need help navigating the issues of life? You don't have to tackle these issues alone. Allow me to help. I will walk alongside you and together we can figure it out. We all need help from time to time. This doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human. Sometimes a little help is needed to bring answers we already possess to the surface.
Do you need help navigating the issues of life? You don't have to tackle these issues alone. Allow me to help. I will walk alongside you and together we can figure it out. We all need help from time to time. This doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human. Sometimes a little help is needed to bring answers we already possess to the surface.
(252) 618-7280 View (252) 618-7280
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Andrea Nicole Barnett
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
New Bern, NC 28562  (Online Only)
I attended and graduated from Liberty University where I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I concentrated in Christian Studies while at ECU as well as Liberty. I have worked with clients of different ages, races, religions, and genders. I have also worked with clients who have a variety of diagnoses, which includes but is not limited to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma etc.
I attended and graduated from Liberty University where I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I concentrated in Christian Studies while at ECU as well as Liberty. I have worked with clients of different ages, races, religions, and genders. I have also worked with clients who have a variety of diagnoses, which includes but is not limited to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma etc.
(252) 421-5755 View (252) 421-5755
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Shameka Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Thank you for reviewing my profile, I'm honored to be considered by you and look forward to the possibility of working with you! Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or experiencing extreme stress? I'm able to assist and help you navigate and manage your symptoms.
Thank you for reviewing my profile, I'm honored to be considered by you and look forward to the possibility of working with you! Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or experiencing extreme stress? I'm able to assist and help you navigate and manage your symptoms.
(252) 888-2118 View (252) 888-2118

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Waves, NC

< 10

Therapists in Waves, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Chronic Pain
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicare
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Waves, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waves?

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.