Therapists in Medina, OH

Photo of David Junkin, LCDC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
David Junkin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256  (Online Only)
Addiction affects us completely. By that, I mean it affects our physical health, our spiritual health, and our mental health. But it also affects us financially and intellectually as well. The damage done by active addiction is felt personally and by those who love us. But there is hope.
Addiction affects us completely. By that, I mean it affects our physical health, our spiritual health, and our mental health. But it also affects us financially and intellectually as well. The damage done by active addiction is felt personally and by those who love us. But there is hope.
(330) 302-6782 View (330) 302-6782
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Victoria Leggott
Counselor, LPC, ATR-p
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Hi I’m Victoria! I graduated from Ursuline College with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Art Therapy. I’m an art therapist and a licensed professional counselor and am available for in-person as well as virtual sessions.
Hi I’m Victoria! I graduated from Ursuline College with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Art Therapy. I’m an art therapist and a licensed professional counselor and am available for in-person as well as virtual sessions.
(330) 935-8953 View (330) 935-8953
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D. Scott Duncan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Sure, Forrest, but it’s still ALL chocolate, which is almost always at least a little bit good. However, we know that sometimes life throws things at us that do not resemble chocolates in the least, aside from color. They’re not sweet, they’re bitter…simply not palatable. I get it, sometimes life is flat out difficult, and we find ourselves trying to navigate its waters shrouded in a proverbial “fog.” It's my desire to travel alongside of others on their journey while helping them find peace in the present and hope for the future.
Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Sure, Forrest, but it’s still ALL chocolate, which is almost always at least a little bit good. However, we know that sometimes life throws things at us that do not resemble chocolates in the least, aside from color. They’re not sweet, they’re bitter…simply not palatable. I get it, sometimes life is flat out difficult, and we find ourselves trying to navigate its waters shrouded in a proverbial “fog.” It's my desire to travel alongside of others on their journey while helping them find peace in the present and hope for the future.
(330) 621-0374 View (330) 621-0374
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Julia Copley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LSC, LPCC-S, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medina, OH 44256
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I am dedicated to making the most of each session with my clients and value your choice to be in this journey. I strive to develop a respectful and trusting relationship creating a strong base for my client's journey, no matter what their age, working with young preschool-age children through adults. Making the decision to open your child, yourself or your family up to counseling takes courage! You will get a genuine and professional experience with each session as I view our work as collaborative toward change. I have additional training in trauma therapy, DBT, CBT, and I am a Registered Play Therapist.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to making the most of each session with my clients and value your choice to be in this journey. I strive to develop a respectful and trusting relationship creating a strong base for my client's journey, no matter what their age, working with young preschool-age children through adults. Making the decision to open your child, yourself or your family up to counseling takes courage! You will get a genuine and professional experience with each session as I view our work as collaborative toward change. I have additional training in trauma therapy, DBT, CBT, and I am a Registered Play Therapist.
(330) 574-4131 View (330) 574-4131
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Elizabeth Kobak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medina, OH 44256
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked in the mental health field as residential support staff, crisis worker, case manager, school-base counselor and counselor/ art therapist for the last 10 years. My passion is working with adolescents and adults to find healing and meaning in their lives by discovering their strengths and gifts. I believe people thrive and grow when they understand their “truths” by learning and discovering what happened to them in their story by encouraging body and mind awareness on their path of healing and personal growth. I help others use creative materials and evidenced-based approaches to unearth their inner wisdom and healing.
I have worked in the mental health field as residential support staff, crisis worker, case manager, school-base counselor and counselor/ art therapist for the last 10 years. My passion is working with adolescents and adults to find healing and meaning in their lives by discovering their strengths and gifts. I believe people thrive and grow when they understand their “truths” by learning and discovering what happened to them in their story by encouraging body and mind awareness on their path of healing and personal growth. I help others use creative materials and evidenced-based approaches to unearth their inner wisdom and healing.
(330) 964-5371 View (330) 964-5371
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Bloom Mental Health Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Waitlist for new clients
You've done it alone long enough, and you're in right place for the collaboration you've been looking for. Maybe you're in the throngs of anxiety and depression, and feel sick of the way they've been limiting you. Maybe you're ready to make connections to the past and and increase self-awareness in the 'now'. Maybe you're ready for a proactive approach to set goals and optimize your life. Potentially you're looking to switch paths (career or otherwise), and are in desperate need of direction. It's time. It's time you choose to invest in yourself and create the life you have always wanted. I am here to guide you to that.
You've done it alone long enough, and you're in right place for the collaboration you've been looking for. Maybe you're in the throngs of anxiety and depression, and feel sick of the way they've been limiting you. Maybe you're ready to make connections to the past and and increase self-awareness in the 'now'. Maybe you're ready for a proactive approach to set goals and optimize your life. Potentially you're looking to switch paths (career or otherwise), and are in desperate need of direction. It's time. It's time you choose to invest in yourself and create the life you have always wanted. I am here to guide you to that.
(234) 294-1959 View (234) 294-1959
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Courtney Ott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Waitlist for new clients
"If in doubt, why? When you can talk, feel heard about your troubles. Doubts will drift away. Anxiety will leave and calm will come" -Olivia. We've all been in situations that have been troublesome. In my personal experience connecting with another to process my troubles has been incredibly helpful and healing. Let me provide guidance and support during your troubled moments.
"If in doubt, why? When you can talk, feel heard about your troubles. Doubts will drift away. Anxiety will leave and calm will come" -Olivia. We've all been in situations that have been troublesome. In my personal experience connecting with another to process my troubles has been incredibly helpful and healing. Let me provide guidance and support during your troubled moments.
(330) 591-9241 View (330) 591-9241
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Ariana Nehls
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and older adults with various mental health diagnoses. Areas of focus have included: depression, anxiety, grief, gender dysphoria, stress, trauma, DID, substance use, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and ADHD. I also affirm LGBTQ and have had experience working with LGBTQ clients.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and older adults with various mental health diagnoses. Areas of focus have included: depression, anxiety, grief, gender dysphoria, stress, trauma, DID, substance use, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and ADHD. I also affirm LGBTQ and have had experience working with LGBTQ clients.
(330) 222-3845 View (330) 222-3845
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Dr. B Relationship Marriage Recovery Anxiety Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256  (Online Only)
Have you tried Everything? Nothing seems to work...Anxious Adults & Couples ready to overcome debilitating fears, panic attacks, unmanageable anxiety, arguments with partner &and heal past trauma & betrayal. I will teach you effective evidence based skills to achieve healthy relationships, & quickly resolve conflict! I believe in a world where everyone deserves a place to heal mind, body, spirit & soul! I choose to fully invest in my clients, with my wisdom as a trauma survivor, my experiences of healing pain & overcome any obstacle, Giving you Hope! Call TODAY!.
Have you tried Everything? Nothing seems to work...Anxious Adults & Couples ready to overcome debilitating fears, panic attacks, unmanageable anxiety, arguments with partner &and heal past trauma & betrayal. I will teach you effective evidence based skills to achieve healthy relationships, & quickly resolve conflict! I believe in a world where everyone deserves a place to heal mind, body, spirit & soul! I choose to fully invest in my clients, with my wisdom as a trauma survivor, my experiences of healing pain & overcome any obstacle, Giving you Hope! Call TODAY!.
(330) 574-7473 View (330) 574-7473
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Evolution Counseling and Yoga
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, ERYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medina, OH 44256
We are here to support you addressing issues, stresses, and hurts. Whether you are ready to heal hurt and trauma, looking to improve coping skills and symptoms, or create more self-compassion, we can help you unpack your issues, deal with them in a helpful way, and reach your goals. Our specialties include the diagnosis & treatment of trauma related disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders & grief. We offer diagnostic assessments and empirically based treatment. We can help you to engage in or re-engage fully in life, honoring your personal goals in your life and in counseling.
We are here to support you addressing issues, stresses, and hurts. Whether you are ready to heal hurt and trauma, looking to improve coping skills and symptoms, or create more self-compassion, we can help you unpack your issues, deal with them in a helpful way, and reach your goals. Our specialties include the diagnosis & treatment of trauma related disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders & grief. We offer diagnostic assessments and empirically based treatment. We can help you to engage in or re-engage fully in life, honoring your personal goals in your life and in counseling.
(234) 230-7045 View (234) 230-7045
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Allied Behavioral Health Services, Incorporated
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Allied Behavioral Health Services, Incorporated offers day, evening, and weekend appointments. Our experienced staff is comprised of clinicians who have broad and varied expertise in treating a full range of mental health and substance abuse problems and working with diverse populations of clients.
Allied Behavioral Health Services, Incorporated offers day, evening, and weekend appointments. Our experienced staff is comprised of clinicians who have broad and varied expertise in treating a full range of mental health and substance abuse problems and working with diverse populations of clients.
(330) 969-6670 View (330) 969-6670
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Chase Harshbarger
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Are you having a hard time making changes in you life? You may have experienced trauma or stressful events which have impacted how you view yourself, others, and the world. You might have feelings of being on edge, anxious, nervous, numb, or inferior and be unsure of why or where they came from. You might overwhelm yourself several responsibilities or tasks to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. You may struggle with knowing your own limits leading to burn out or shut down. You might struggle with telling others “no”leading to resentment or anger which impacts your relationships.
Are you feeling stuck? Are you having a hard time making changes in you life? You may have experienced trauma or stressful events which have impacted how you view yourself, others, and the world. You might have feelings of being on edge, anxious, nervous, numb, or inferior and be unsure of why or where they came from. You might overwhelm yourself several responsibilities or tasks to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. You may struggle with knowing your own limits leading to burn out or shut down. You might struggle with telling others “no”leading to resentment or anger which impacts your relationships.
(330) 271-6731 View (330) 271-6731
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Laura Thomas
Counselor, MA, Ed, LPCC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Waitlist for new clients
Taking that first step and asking for help is difficult. The journey can often times feel lonely and overwhelming. I am here to walk beside you, meeting you where you're at, and together we can find the tools to help you go from surviving to thriving. I understand how difficult it can be to trust and be vulnerable. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to process your story and strengthen your skills you already possess. You don’t have to walk this journey alone, reach out, let’s walk this path together.
Taking that first step and asking for help is difficult. The journey can often times feel lonely and overwhelming. I am here to walk beside you, meeting you where you're at, and together we can find the tools to help you go from surviving to thriving. I understand how difficult it can be to trust and be vulnerable. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to process your story and strengthen your skills you already possess. You don’t have to walk this journey alone, reach out, let’s walk this path together.
(330) 331-6472 View (330) 331-6472
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Brandi Yackee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Counseling can be a great tool for people seeking help in navigating relationships and life struggles. Grief, anxiety, depression, body image issues are common struggles yet depending on the individual require unique methods or tools in order for them to see progress in their journey. Counseling can be intimidating for those who have never done it before but I am here to gently guide you and be someone who can listen to your needs and help you develop a plan of action, unique to you. Choosing to walk a path of healing can be hard but it's worth every step of the way.
Counseling can be a great tool for people seeking help in navigating relationships and life struggles. Grief, anxiety, depression, body image issues are common struggles yet depending on the individual require unique methods or tools in order for them to see progress in their journey. Counseling can be intimidating for those who have never done it before but I am here to gently guide you and be someone who can listen to your needs and help you develop a plan of action, unique to you. Choosing to walk a path of healing can be hard but it's worth every step of the way.
(330) 357-4598 View (330) 357-4598
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Danielle Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
Life can seem overwhelming and intense, at times it may feel like the chaos and confusion are too much to bear on your own. Conflicts within ourselves, our spouses, family, friends and children arise, uncertainty of when it will end begins to consume us and starts to feel normal. Sometimes life has felt like this since childhood, carrying a weight that is too heavy, creating patterns and a lifestyle that just aren’t working. Children can experience intense and uncertain feelings, not knowing how to regulate their emotions, or seek out validation can lead to confusion that transpires into adulthood.
Life can seem overwhelming and intense, at times it may feel like the chaos and confusion are too much to bear on your own. Conflicts within ourselves, our spouses, family, friends and children arise, uncertainty of when it will end begins to consume us and starts to feel normal. Sometimes life has felt like this since childhood, carrying a weight that is too heavy, creating patterns and a lifestyle that just aren’t working. Children can experience intense and uncertain feelings, not knowing how to regulate their emotions, or seek out validation can lead to confusion that transpires into adulthood.
(440) 586-3102 View (440) 586-3102
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Barbara A Frye
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256  (Online Only)
Change can feel scary and stressful. Standing at a crossroads can feel uncertain and overwhelming. Sometimes our life circumstances change, other times we decide that what we are doing now, is no longer working for us. My focus is working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, grief, loss, addictions, trauma, PTSD, and other adjustments and life transitions. This could involve changes in relationships, family, spirituality, health, career, education, or living situation. It could include death, healing wounds and inner children, identifying and enforcing boundaries, and identifying and changing limiting beliefs.
Change can feel scary and stressful. Standing at a crossroads can feel uncertain and overwhelming. Sometimes our life circumstances change, other times we decide that what we are doing now, is no longer working for us. My focus is working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depressed mood, grief, loss, addictions, trauma, PTSD, and other adjustments and life transitions. This could involve changes in relationships, family, spirituality, health, career, education, or living situation. It could include death, healing wounds and inner children, identifying and enforcing boundaries, and identifying and changing limiting beliefs.
(330) 446-3047 View (330) 446-3047
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Rachel Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256  (Online Only)
I am a mother of four, within a special needs household, and a retired Marine spouse of 20+ years, I have experienced and overcome a distinct set of challenges throughout my personal and professional life that makes me a therapist who can relate to my clients. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health issues. Whatever the challenge you are facing, I will be by your side!
I am a mother of four, within a special needs household, and a retired Marine spouse of 20+ years, I have experienced and overcome a distinct set of challenges throughout my personal and professional life that makes me a therapist who can relate to my clients. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health issues. Whatever the challenge you are facing, I will be by your side!
(330) 632-8874 View (330) 632-8874
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Tabitha Selerowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LSW
Verified Verified
Medina, OH 44256
In my sessions I prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. My approach is empathetic and client-centered, focusing on guiding clients towards their goals while also providing the necessary encouragement and push when avoidance hinders progress. I love working with couples, adults, and older teens, using a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to each individual's needs.
In my sessions I prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. My approach is empathetic and client-centered, focusing on guiding clients towards their goals while also providing the necessary encouragement and push when avoidance hinders progress. I love working with couples, adults, and older teens, using a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to each individual's needs.
(330) 862-8806 View (330) 862-8806
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Felicity Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medina, OH 44256
Welcome! My passion is to collaborate with clients to remove barriers and find strength within themselves in order to heal and grow in their lives. I feel that therapy is most successful when the client comes to these changes through their own empowerment and psychoeducation. We can then work together to find healthy solutions to their issues and realize their needs. I have experience working in both hospital and private outpatient settings. This ranged from group therapy to individual therapy to case management. Through these different experiences, I have practiced in both mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
Welcome! My passion is to collaborate with clients to remove barriers and find strength within themselves in order to heal and grow in their lives. I feel that therapy is most successful when the client comes to these changes through their own empowerment and psychoeducation. We can then work together to find healthy solutions to their issues and realize their needs. I have experience working in both hospital and private outpatient settings. This ranged from group therapy to individual therapy to case management. Through these different experiences, I have practiced in both mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
(330) 975-2471 View (330) 975-2471
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Dereka Feiler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medina, OH 44256
Hi! I'm Dereka. I enjoy working with individuals, families and couples of all ages focusing on a wide array of areas such as depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal, trauma, family conflict, relationships, stress management, work stressors, financial concerns, social anxiety, self-esteem and navigating medical diagnosis. I enjoy helping my clients find their inner voice, create healthy boundaries, overcome debilitating fears and build confidence and communication skills. I want to help you goal plan to elicit positive changes and focus on interpersonal work.
Hi! I'm Dereka. I enjoy working with individuals, families and couples of all ages focusing on a wide array of areas such as depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal, trauma, family conflict, relationships, stress management, work stressors, financial concerns, social anxiety, self-esteem and navigating medical diagnosis. I enjoy helping my clients find their inner voice, create healthy boundaries, overcome debilitating fears and build confidence and communication skills. I want to help you goal plan to elicit positive changes and focus on interpersonal work.
(330) 426-0355 View (330) 426-0355

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Medina, OH

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Medina, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% Anthem | Elevance
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Medina, OH see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Medina?

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.