Therapists in Centennial, Las Vegas, NV

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Ashley Benoit
LPC Intern, MA, MS
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
Accepting New Clients. Cash Pay Only. Are you looking for compassionate guidance on your journey to healing and personal growth? Meet Ashley Benoit, a skilled Professional Clinical Counselor Intern with dual master's degrees in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ashley has a wealth of experience in guiding individuals of all ages, from adults to adolescents and children, through their personal journeys. Her specialization includes working with youth, families in the child welfare system, and individuals facing addiction.
Accepting New Clients. Cash Pay Only. Are you looking for compassionate guidance on your journey to healing and personal growth? Meet Ashley Benoit, a skilled Professional Clinical Counselor Intern with dual master's degrees in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ashley has a wealth of experience in guiding individuals of all ages, from adults to adolescents and children, through their personal journeys. Her specialization includes working with youth, families in the child welfare system, and individuals facing addiction.
(702) 935-4623 View (702) 935-4623
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Kiley Ellefson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Not accepting new clients
As we travel through the mountain range of life, we experience many highs and lows. Sometimes we can get stuck at the bottom of a mountain, left with a feeling of hopelessness and uncertainty in ourselves and our ability to perform at our best. Oftentimes, all we need is a helping hand to begin that climb upward. I believe that providing a safe place to explore struggles and build mental performance skills can cause major shifts in life success. I can help you build the skills needed to overcome psychological barriers, heal past trauma, engage in the present moment, and reach your optimal performance level.
As we travel through the mountain range of life, we experience many highs and lows. Sometimes we can get stuck at the bottom of a mountain, left with a feeling of hopelessness and uncertainty in ourselves and our ability to perform at our best. Oftentimes, all we need is a helping hand to begin that climb upward. I believe that providing a safe place to explore struggles and build mental performance skills can cause major shifts in life success. I can help you build the skills needed to overcome psychological barriers, heal past trauma, engage in the present moment, and reach your optimal performance level.
(702) 359-7550 View (702) 359-7550
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Toshia Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89166  (Online Only)
In the hustle of life's challenges, it's not uncommon to feel lost and in need of guidance. That's where I step in. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a rich background in social services and human development, I am dedicated to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including women, adolescents, Hispanic youth and families, and the LGBTQI+ community. My ideal client is someone grappling with life's complexities, eager to find coping mechanisms and paths to personal growth. They may be struggling to voice their needs or set their goals, but they are ready for change and growth.
In the hustle of life's challenges, it's not uncommon to feel lost and in need of guidance. That's where I step in. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a rich background in social services and human development, I am dedicated to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including women, adolescents, Hispanic youth and families, and the LGBTQI+ community. My ideal client is someone grappling with life's complexities, eager to find coping mechanisms and paths to personal growth. They may be struggling to voice their needs or set their goals, but they are ready for change and growth.
(702) 359-6534 View (702) 359-6534
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Alicia Rocha
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
Are you struggling due to depression or anxiety? Is your relationship going through a difficult phase, facing the possibility of separation or divorce, or simply in need of revitalization? I specialize in helping individuals resolve these issues and enhance their relationships, by helping you identify, understand, eliminate unhealthy patterns. Don't underestimate the significance of your mental, emotional and relationship health. My objective is to guide you in your journey towards becoming a better version of yourself, by pinpointing what is holding you back. Completed Gottman Method Level 3 training for couple's therapy.
Are you struggling due to depression or anxiety? Is your relationship going through a difficult phase, facing the possibility of separation or divorce, or simply in need of revitalization? I specialize in helping individuals resolve these issues and enhance their relationships, by helping you identify, understand, eliminate unhealthy patterns. Don't underestimate the significance of your mental, emotional and relationship health. My objective is to guide you in your journey towards becoming a better version of yourself, by pinpointing what is holding you back. Completed Gottman Method Level 3 training for couple's therapy.
(702) 935-5728 View (702) 935-5728
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Faith Ind & Family Counseling -Heidi Hanusa LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131
I work with a variety of clients from different genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, and cultures. Currently, I can not say I have an ideal client as each client is unique and has their own needs and areas of growth they would like to focus on. My strengths include my love for working with people and meeting clients where they are at on their journey to heal and grow.
I work with a variety of clients from different genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, and cultures. Currently, I can not say I have an ideal client as each client is unique and has their own needs and areas of growth they would like to focus on. My strengths include my love for working with people and meeting clients where they are at on their journey to heal and grow.
(702) 872-3258 View (702) 872-3258
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Brad T Barcklay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
I believe that there is no single treatment that will be perfect for everyone. I prefer to view each of my clients as an individual with individual needs and experiences. My treatment approach is eclectic, while based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. While I use CBT as a basic structure, I also include methods from other proven therapeutic approaches. My goal is to provide a targeted, tailored, and most importantly, effective therapeutic experience.
I believe that there is no single treatment that will be perfect for everyone. I prefer to view each of my clients as an individual with individual needs and experiences. My treatment approach is eclectic, while based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. While I use CBT as a basic structure, I also include methods from other proven therapeutic approaches. My goal is to provide a targeted, tailored, and most importantly, effective therapeutic experience.
(703) 972-1799 View (703) 972-1799
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Ashley Johns Hinder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD can show up in many ways. You overthink and wish you could shut off your brain. Worrying about the "what ifs", letting people down, making mistakes, contamination or causing harm. You try to handle everything on your own to not burden others but now you're burnt out. You might procrastinate, be easily angered or feel on edge when stressed. Compulsions (like checking, counting etc) help you feel balanced or safe but only delay the worry. This is the cycle of anxiety and OCD and it’s exhausting! There is another way. The good news is therapy helps you relieve your symptoms and find peace to focus on life beyond anxiety.
Anxiety & OCD can show up in many ways. You overthink and wish you could shut off your brain. Worrying about the "what ifs", letting people down, making mistakes, contamination or causing harm. You try to handle everything on your own to not burden others but now you're burnt out. You might procrastinate, be easily angered or feel on edge when stressed. Compulsions (like checking, counting etc) help you feel balanced or safe but only delay the worry. This is the cycle of anxiety and OCD and it’s exhausting! There is another way. The good news is therapy helps you relieve your symptoms and find peace to focus on life beyond anxiety.
(725) 888-5823 View (725) 888-5823
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Mark Cheney
MA, MEd, CMPC
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
I help people get better at what they love to do. Whether it is sport, school, the performing arts, or business, you don't have to be sick to get better. As a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), I draw on 25 years of teaching and coaching experience to tailor solutions for individuals and teams. With diverse experiences including youth sport, high school teams, AP classes, and Division I athletics, I understand how to work with performers in a variety of settings.
I help people get better at what they love to do. Whether it is sport, school, the performing arts, or business, you don't have to be sick to get better. As a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), I draw on 25 years of teaching and coaching experience to tailor solutions for individuals and teams. With diverse experiences including youth sport, high school teams, AP classes, and Division I athletics, I understand how to work with performers in a variety of settings.
(702) 996-4454 View (702) 996-4454
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Tiffany Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
I work with ambitious professionals who holds a high-level management position or executive role, such as CEOs, directors, or senior managers etc. They have achieved considerable success in their careers but find themselves feeling stuck or unfulfilled. They possess a deep longing for personal growth and are driven by the desire to unlock their complete life potential. Despite their achievements, they feel trapped in their current roles and lack clarity on how to progress further. They have unknowingly imposed limitations on themselves due to fears, doubts, or past experiences.
I work with ambitious professionals who holds a high-level management position or executive role, such as CEOs, directors, or senior managers etc. They have achieved considerable success in their careers but find themselves feeling stuck or unfulfilled. They possess a deep longing for personal growth and are driven by the desire to unlock their complete life potential. Despite their achievements, they feel trapped in their current roles and lack clarity on how to progress further. They have unknowingly imposed limitations on themselves due to fears, doubts, or past experiences.
(702) 710-6194 View (702) 710-6194
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Machondia Atkins
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I, MHA
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149  (Online Only)
At times do you struggle with negative thoughts, over thinkng or trying to understand who you are and where you belong? The feeling of sadness and loss of hope. Sometimes feelings of not being accepted or appreciated. Have you ever felt as if no one is listening to you? I understand and can relate. My goal is to assist with reframing those thoughts and applying the necessary tools to help you identify and understand those feelings and how to apply effective coping skills.
At times do you struggle with negative thoughts, over thinkng or trying to understand who you are and where you belong? The feeling of sadness and loss of hope. Sometimes feelings of not being accepted or appreciated. Have you ever felt as if no one is listening to you? I understand and can relate. My goal is to assist with reframing those thoughts and applying the necessary tools to help you identify and understand those feelings and how to apply effective coping skills.
(702) 899-2358 View (702) 899-2358
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Finn Klinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, Student, Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149  (Online Only)
I am a student intern accepting new clients via telehealth! Asking for help is understandably hard, but we all deserve a safe and supportive place to share, heal, and change the way we want to change. That remains true whether we are dealing with everyday stressors, or something more complex and challenging. We never need to navigate through the world alone. By working together, we form a partnership in navigating down a path of your choosing to find your unique version of a happy and healthier you.
I am a student intern accepting new clients via telehealth! Asking for help is understandably hard, but we all deserve a safe and supportive place to share, heal, and change the way we want to change. That remains true whether we are dealing with everyday stressors, or something more complex and challenging. We never need to navigate through the world alone. By working together, we form a partnership in navigating down a path of your choosing to find your unique version of a happy and healthier you.
(725) 977-0756 View (725) 977-0756
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Jason Tonn
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
When you come in to work with me, we will pursue therapy in a safe way and learn to open new doors to create a better future for yourself. We are ever-changing and we need to learn to adapt to all of our new changes and how to move forward with them.
When you come in to work with me, we will pursue therapy in a safe way and learn to open new doors to create a better future for yourself. We are ever-changing and we need to learn to adapt to all of our new changes and how to move forward with them.
(702) 935-1333 View (702) 935-1333
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Insight Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Do you feel angry, confused, or perhaps lost or alone? Are you suffering from a loss, a separation, or a terrible event or set of events? You are not alone. Together, we can work through these things and tomorrow can become a better day.
Do you feel angry, confused, or perhaps lost or alone? Are you suffering from a loss, a separation, or a terrible event or set of events? You are not alone. Together, we can work through these things and tomorrow can become a better day.
(725) 215-4771 View (725) 215-4771
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Aaron Williams Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is simple. Lets get to work. We all have issues, but some are greater then others. I'm direct and to the point while being empathic. Relationships (couples, marriages, or family) are challenging, and communication can be difficult. I would like to help get you to a clear path of open, honest dialogue. I can relate to most situations that life throws your way. My background is diverse and eclectic so I can better serve you. I can be flexible, and adaptable to your individual situation. I believe that anyone or situation can change.
My approach to therapy is simple. Lets get to work. We all have issues, but some are greater then others. I'm direct and to the point while being empathic. Relationships (couples, marriages, or family) are challenging, and communication can be difficult. I would like to help get you to a clear path of open, honest dialogue. I can relate to most situations that life throws your way. My background is diverse and eclectic so I can better serve you. I can be flexible, and adaptable to your individual situation. I believe that anyone or situation can change.
(702) 583-7816 View (702) 583-7816
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Kristan Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
Do you feel down and unmotivated? Have trouble getting out of bed some days? Or perhaps you are experiencing challenges with the imbalance between your work and family life? Feeling overwhelmed with uncertainties and “what ifs” of life? Do people assume you have it all together, but you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma that overwhelms your thoughts and emotions? Imagine if you didn’t have to feel this way. It can be challenging, but people do find joy in life. An ideal client would be an individual seeking to prioritize and proactively engage in managing their mental health.
Do you feel down and unmotivated? Have trouble getting out of bed some days? Or perhaps you are experiencing challenges with the imbalance between your work and family life? Feeling overwhelmed with uncertainties and “what ifs” of life? Do people assume you have it all together, but you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma that overwhelms your thoughts and emotions? Imagine if you didn’t have to feel this way. It can be challenging, but people do find joy in life. An ideal client would be an individual seeking to prioritize and proactively engage in managing their mental health.
(702) 745-5409 View (702) 745-5409
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Lisa R Korslin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping my clients have the tools and knowledge they need to reduce symptoms and recover in the shortest time possible. I have been in the field for 34 years and continue to love what I do. Therapy is a process of personal growth and discovery. Behaviors are learned and can be unlearned and replaced with healthier ones. I help you realize your strengths to help you overcome hardships in your life. It is through you feeling empowered that helps you to achieve your goals.
I am passionate about helping my clients have the tools and knowledge they need to reduce symptoms and recover in the shortest time possible. I have been in the field for 34 years and continue to love what I do. Therapy is a process of personal growth and discovery. Behaviors are learned and can be unlearned and replaced with healthier ones. I help you realize your strengths to help you overcome hardships in your life. It is through you feeling empowered that helps you to achieve your goals.
(702) 829-6517 View (702) 829-6517
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Kimberly Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, CPC
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for TELEHEALTH in Nevada and Florida** I am a clinical professional counselor who empowers individuals in conquering negative obstacles to improve their overall well-being. I work with a variety of populations. Having been an educator for over twenty years, I bring expertise in working with adolescents.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for TELEHEALTH in Nevada and Florida** I am a clinical professional counselor who empowers individuals in conquering negative obstacles to improve their overall well-being. I work with a variety of populations. Having been an educator for over twenty years, I bring expertise in working with adolescents.
(702) 820-2578 View (702) 820-2578
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Christie LeBeau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IFS, CDWF
Verified
7 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89131  (Online Only)
Therapy offers beautiful possibilities for you and the people around you. If you are seeking therapy you may be feeling unsettled, angered, anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, hopeless, or just stuck in this moment of life. Therapy can help grow, change, or simply enhance relationship with yourself and those you are in relationship with. Starting therapy takes courage; I honor your bravery to start the process to live a more authentic and wholehearted life, and view it as a privilege to walk beside you in the journey.
Therapy offers beautiful possibilities for you and the people around you. If you are seeking therapy you may be feeling unsettled, angered, anxious, depressed, grief-stricken, hopeless, or just stuck in this moment of life. Therapy can help grow, change, or simply enhance relationship with yourself and those you are in relationship with. Starting therapy takes courage; I honor your bravery to start the process to live a more authentic and wholehearted life, and view it as a privilege to walk beside you in the journey.
(702) 518-1614 View (702) 518-1614
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Encounters Counseling and Recovery, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
Sometimes life has ups and downs, and sometimes it can move sideways on us. We believe that it is in the downs when we need help. Life is sometimes not easy. Are you struggling with your faith or searching for something to have faith in. We are for those who have been there, that deep dark pit and can not find your way out. You deserve to live your life abundantly. John 15:5 - Apart from me you can do nothing. We are not full of imperfect people..... we still have room for more! Everyone on our team has lived life experience, and recognize that we are also not perfect and offer unconditional positive regard to all of our clients.
Sometimes life has ups and downs, and sometimes it can move sideways on us. We believe that it is in the downs when we need help. Life is sometimes not easy. Are you struggling with your faith or searching for something to have faith in. We are for those who have been there, that deep dark pit and can not find your way out. You deserve to live your life abundantly. John 15:5 - Apart from me you can do nothing. We are not full of imperfect people..... we still have room for more! Everyone on our team has lived life experience, and recognize that we are also not perfect and offer unconditional positive regard to all of our clients.
(725) 234-3042 View (725) 234-3042
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Wanda White
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Centennial, Las Vegas, NV 89149
People of all ages experience and feel things in life with which they sometimes need assistance. For some, it is expressed in behaviors or inescapable feelings of sadness or anxiety while others carry with them the results of trauma they have witnessed or experienced. All people, from the youngest to the oldest need support and resources to help them through this journey called life. Counseling is a way to navigate our life experiences and early intervention can help to change the trajectory of a person's life from the youngest to the oldest.
People of all ages experience and feel things in life with which they sometimes need assistance. For some, it is expressed in behaviors or inescapable feelings of sadness or anxiety while others carry with them the results of trauma they have witnessed or experienced. All people, from the youngest to the oldest need support and resources to help them through this journey called life. Counseling is a way to navigate our life experiences and early intervention can help to change the trajectory of a person's life from the youngest to the oldest.
(725) 209-7449 View (725) 209-7449

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Number of Therapists in Centennial, Las Vegas, NV

60+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Centennial, Las Vegas, NV who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Aetna
67% Optum

How Therapists in Centennial, Las Vegas, NV see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Centennial, Las Vegas?

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.