Therapists in Mount Pleasant, SC

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Devin Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Hi there! I’m Devin, a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina. Originally from Arkansas, I spent over a decade in New York completing my education and establishing a career in the mental health field. Now a Charleston resident, I’m excited to provide counseling and support to the Lowcountry, helping people to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I work with both children and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and trauma. I also have experience addressing sexual health and sexuality/gender identity concerns and welcome anyone who may need support in managing their identity(ies).
Hi there! I’m Devin, a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina. Originally from Arkansas, I spent over a decade in New York completing my education and establishing a career in the mental health field. Now a Charleston resident, I’m excited to provide counseling and support to the Lowcountry, helping people to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I work with both children and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and trauma. I also have experience addressing sexual health and sexuality/gender identity concerns and welcome anyone who may need support in managing their identity(ies).
(843) 396-5026 View (843) 396-5026
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Cara Mazurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Hello, glad you are here! Thank you for taking some time to learn about Theraworks. Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. Know that you are not alone if you are unsure of where to start. I am here to support and guide you through the process to minimize stress. Fostering a safe, open and trusting environment is fundamental to my practice. Together we will navigate: exploring the past, emotions, relationships, and insights to your behaviors.
Hello, glad you are here! Thank you for taking some time to learn about Theraworks. Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. Know that you are not alone if you are unsure of where to start. I am here to support and guide you through the process to minimize stress. Fostering a safe, open and trusting environment is fundamental to my practice. Together we will navigate: exploring the past, emotions, relationships, and insights to your behaviors.
(843) 960-3806 View (843) 960-3806
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KALM Therapies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Engaging in therapy is learning a new way to engage with yourself and the world. KALM specializes in a variety of common issues including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, & co-dependency utilizing eye movement desensitization & reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, family systems therapy & solutions focused therapy
Engaging in therapy is learning a new way to engage with yourself and the world. KALM specializes in a variety of common issues including grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, & co-dependency utilizing eye movement desensitization & reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, family systems therapy & solutions focused therapy
(843) 566-3361 View (843) 566-3361
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Andrea Axelson, MS, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
I graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Masters in Science, Clinical Psychology and have over 20 years experience working with individuals who have experienced Family Violence, Child Abuse: Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse, as well as Depression, PTSD, Relational Conflict, Low Self-Esteem, Grief, Adjustment, and Anxiety. Additional experience in working with the forensic population, as well as severely mentally ill; Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Severe Depression. My approach is eclectic, tailoring treatment to the individual and their needs.
I graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Masters in Science, Clinical Psychology and have over 20 years experience working with individuals who have experienced Family Violence, Child Abuse: Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse, as well as Depression, PTSD, Relational Conflict, Low Self-Esteem, Grief, Adjustment, and Anxiety. Additional experience in working with the forensic population, as well as severely mentally ill; Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Severe Depression. My approach is eclectic, tailoring treatment to the individual and their needs.
(843) 630-6721 View (843) 630-6721
Photo of Rebecca Ambrose, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mount Pleasant, SC
Rebecca Ambrose, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
Convenient office location in the Park West community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. As a licensed therapist in clinical practice for over 15 years, I specialize in assisting adult and adolescent clients recover from symptomatic feelings and behaviors establish healthier relationships and achieve personal goals.
(843) 253-0400 View (843) 253-0400
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Lisa Larkins Indigo Counseling And Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
My counseling philosophy is a simple one. I fully and completely believe in the power and process of therapy. I have seen it work; radically changing lives and restoring relationships. I am honored that people allow me into their world to offer knowledge, understanding, and guidance. I am passionate about what I do, and I am committed to help my clients work through their issues and feel better in their lives. I am trained in CBT, DBT, and EMDR and I practice from a mind-body perspective utilizing holistic philosophies like mindfulness with a focus on overall wellness.
My counseling philosophy is a simple one. I fully and completely believe in the power and process of therapy. I have seen it work; radically changing lives and restoring relationships. I am honored that people allow me into their world to offer knowledge, understanding, and guidance. I am passionate about what I do, and I am committed to help my clients work through their issues and feel better in their lives. I am trained in CBT, DBT, and EMDR and I practice from a mind-body perspective utilizing holistic philosophies like mindfulness with a focus on overall wellness.
(843) 536-4467 View (843) 536-4467
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McKenzee Skinner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
My ideal client is an individual, couple or family who is seeking help to address challenges with communication, intimacy, infidelity, trust, attachment, and mental health disorders/trauma/substance use/recovery impacts on the system. Additionally, a couple who is interested in further developing their relationship whether for pre-marital purposes or a seasoned couple who is interested in "dusting off the rust".
My ideal client is an individual, couple or family who is seeking help to address challenges with communication, intimacy, infidelity, trust, attachment, and mental health disorders/trauma/substance use/recovery impacts on the system. Additionally, a couple who is interested in further developing their relationship whether for pre-marital purposes or a seasoned couple who is interested in "dusting off the rust".
(843) 640-0967 View (843) 640-0967
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Karen Micaela Perlmutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Making the choice to pursue therapy means two things: 1) you feel ready to face something you want to change or improve in your life, and 2) you realize that you don't have to do it alone. Both of these demonstrate wisdom and strength, and it's an honor to be a part of that journey with my clients. Taking the step to work with a therapist allows you to hit the "reset button" on circumstances that may otherwise have you stuck. It offers a fresh perspective and a new set of skills with which to tackle the problem.
Making the choice to pursue therapy means two things: 1) you feel ready to face something you want to change or improve in your life, and 2) you realize that you don't have to do it alone. Both of these demonstrate wisdom and strength, and it's an honor to be a part of that journey with my clients. Taking the step to work with a therapist allows you to hit the "reset button" on circumstances that may otherwise have you stuck. It offers a fresh perspective and a new set of skills with which to tackle the problem.
(843) 806-0255 View (843) 806-0255
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Gray Wolf Addictions Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, CSAT
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
I know that very dark place of extreme pain, fear, and loneliness that accompanies addiction and I am dedicated to providing my clients with confidential and highly individualized addictions counseling services. I am also traveling the road of recovery and I am dedicated to my own 20+ years in personal recovery from both alcohol and sex addiction. I have been in the food and beverage industry of all my life and know the challenges of addiction and sobriety in the hospitality industry.
I know that very dark place of extreme pain, fear, and loneliness that accompanies addiction and I am dedicated to providing my clients with confidential and highly individualized addictions counseling services. I am also traveling the road of recovery and I am dedicated to my own 20+ years in personal recovery from both alcohol and sex addiction. I have been in the food and beverage industry of all my life and know the challenges of addiction and sobriety in the hospitality industry.
(843) 960-3018 View (843) 960-3018
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Xavier Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Mr. Xavier Bailey is a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina with over eight years of experience providing clinical therapeutic care services to pre-teens, teens, young adults, couples, families, and elderly in a multitude of healthcare and therapeutic environments.
Mr. Xavier Bailey is a LISW-CP in the state of South Carolina with over eight years of experience providing clinical therapeutic care services to pre-teens, teens, young adults, couples, families, and elderly in a multitude of healthcare and therapeutic environments.
(843) 603-7249 View (843) 603-7249
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Julie Richards Wood
EdS, LPES
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clemson University and Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in School Psychology from the University of Georgia. I have experience working within the public school setting as a School Psychologist and as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist II for the SC Department of Mental Health. I am a former President of the International Dyslexia Association - SC and member of the SC Dyslexia Law Task Force. I am the former Co-Owner of Breakwater Associates, a multidisciplinary private practice that offered psychoeducational evaluations, dyslexia therapy, counseling, and executive function coaching.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clemson University and Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in School Psychology from the University of Georgia. I have experience working within the public school setting as a School Psychologist and as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist II for the SC Department of Mental Health. I am a former President of the International Dyslexia Association - SC and member of the SC Dyslexia Law Task Force. I am the former Co-Owner of Breakwater Associates, a multidisciplinary private practice that offered psychoeducational evaluations, dyslexia therapy, counseling, and executive function coaching.
(843) 595-8540 View (843) 595-8540
Photo of Stacy Lawrence, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mount Pleasant, SC
Stacy Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking for ways to be happy? Is stress or worry driving you to do things you wouldn't normally do? Is diabetes running your life? Chronic illness, stress, constant worry, transitions, loss, and trying to do everything right can be really frustrating and difficult. There is hope for healing and skills to manage your life and find wellness. Therapy is a collaborative process where you can heal, explore, grow and change in a non-judgmental environment. Together we can find coping skills that work for your life and get on track with taking care of yourself even when you don't feel like it.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking for ways to be happy? Is stress or worry driving you to do things you wouldn't normally do? Is diabetes running your life? Chronic illness, stress, constant worry, transitions, loss, and trying to do everything right can be really frustrating and difficult. There is hope for healing and skills to manage your life and find wellness. Therapy is a collaborative process where you can heal, explore, grow and change in a non-judgmental environment. Together we can find coping skills that work for your life and get on track with taking care of yourself even when you don't feel like it.
(843) 350-0712 View (843) 350-0712
Photo of Merle J Tyroler, Psychologist in Mount Pleasant, SC
Merle J Tyroler
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Not accepting new clients
Life can be hard and there are times when you are simply "out of solutions" or feeling overwhelmed. I provide a focused, goal-oriented and compassionate approach to handling marital,step-parenting, and divorce-related issues. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, or the stresses of life's transitions (grief, mid-life changes, or just difficulty getting to the "next step"). I help people who are seeking new ways to think about & more effective skills to handle their challenges. I have a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy, in child development and parenting issues, and in problem-solving/mediation.
Life can be hard and there are times when you are simply "out of solutions" or feeling overwhelmed. I provide a focused, goal-oriented and compassionate approach to handling marital,step-parenting, and divorce-related issues. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, or the stresses of life's transitions (grief, mid-life changes, or just difficulty getting to the "next step"). I help people who are seeking new ways to think about & more effective skills to handle their challenges. I have a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy, in child development and parenting issues, and in problem-solving/mediation.
(843) 638-3913 View (843) 638-3913
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Michelle Kaigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466  (Online Only)
Working with children has given me insight into how much children struggle in silence. Often they need a space to be heard, to adjust to the changes in their lives and allowed to try and fail things with encouragement. My goals is become a bridge for children to connect back with their parents, caregivers, and educators in a way that is a win/win for both.
Working with children has given me insight into how much children struggle in silence. Often they need a space to be heard, to adjust to the changes in their lives and allowed to try and fail things with encouragement. My goals is become a bridge for children to connect back with their parents, caregivers, and educators in a way that is a win/win for both.
(843) 630-6724 View (843) 630-6724
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Dawn Simmons
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Welcome! Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and the services that I provide. Originally from upstate New York, I am a transplant to South Carolina. I enjoy every moment of the warmer, sunnier weather and the native wildlife, with the exception of palmetto bugs. I have a significant history of medical field work, which has increased my awareness of the inextricable relationship between the mind and body. I also believe strongly in the healing power of laughter, creativity, nature, and the human connection. My specialty areas are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-esteem issues, and adjustment disorders.
Welcome! Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and the services that I provide. Originally from upstate New York, I am a transplant to South Carolina. I enjoy every moment of the warmer, sunnier weather and the native wildlife, with the exception of palmetto bugs. I have a significant history of medical field work, which has increased my awareness of the inextricable relationship between the mind and body. I also believe strongly in the healing power of laughter, creativity, nature, and the human connection. My specialty areas are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-esteem issues, and adjustment disorders.
(843) 800-4429 View (843) 800-4429
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Alicia Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds and can offer you a nonjudgmental space where we can work to be curious about you and develop the self discovery that can help lead you toward healing. I work with individuals, of all ages, and couples to help balance the disharmony in your life and increase your general sense of wellbeing. I understand how difficult it can be to make yourself vulnerable in this way and I hope to ease that discomfort by creating a comfortable relationship where you feel valued.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds and can offer you a nonjudgmental space where we can work to be curious about you and develop the self discovery that can help lead you toward healing. I work with individuals, of all ages, and couples to help balance the disharmony in your life and increase your general sense of wellbeing. I understand how difficult it can be to make yourself vulnerable in this way and I hope to ease that discomfort by creating a comfortable relationship where you feel valued.
(843) 396-5227 View (843) 396-5227
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Sydney Reinert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
I am currently accepting new clients and have open availability for your scheduling needs! Reach out today for a free, 15-minute consultation to see if we could be a good fit for each other - I'd love to meet you. If you're ready to make changes in your life and with your mental health, let's begin! The therapeutic process is about meeting you where you're at with your mental health, challenge your ways of thinking, and create space for you to feel comfortable showing up as your authentic self.
I am currently accepting new clients and have open availability for your scheduling needs! Reach out today for a free, 15-minute consultation to see if we could be a good fit for each other - I'd love to meet you. If you're ready to make changes in your life and with your mental health, let's begin! The therapeutic process is about meeting you where you're at with your mental health, challenge your ways of thinking, and create space for you to feel comfortable showing up as your authentic self.
(843) 256-3371 View (843) 256-3371
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Sarah Stevens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Sarah Stevens is a Psychologist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2008. She studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and West Virginia University. Sarah is able to provide a variety of assessments and testing to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning, for adults, adolescents, and children. Outside of work, Sarah is a huge Disney fan (parks, movies, etc. ). She loves spending time with her family, putting together puzzles, and is a pop culture nerd.
Sarah Stevens is a Psychologist in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2008. She studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and West Virginia University. Sarah is able to provide a variety of assessments and testing to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning, for adults, adolescents, and children. Outside of work, Sarah is a huge Disney fan (parks, movies, etc. ). She loves spending time with her family, putting together puzzles, and is a pop culture nerd.
(843) 874-8350 View (843) 874-8350
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Amanda Capers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LADAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
As humans we all have our own vulnerabilities, desires, insecurities, and each of us, our own past. Working with a counselor is a tool of empowerment that allows us to meet our goals, create self awareness, and foster changes we wish to see in our lives. With life’s twists and turns, we can get out of balance and have struggles with adapting to our ever-changing surroundings. I work with clients to find healing and growth in a safe, non-judgmental space.
As humans we all have our own vulnerabilities, desires, insecurities, and each of us, our own past. Working with a counselor is a tool of empowerment that allows us to meet our goals, create self awareness, and foster changes we wish to see in our lives. With life’s twists and turns, we can get out of balance and have struggles with adapting to our ever-changing surroundings. I work with clients to find healing and growth in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(615) 601-1733 View (615) 601-1733
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Ward Lassoe Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
I have an unusual background for a psychotherapist. Before I started my counseling career, I worked as a TV news reporter, an online media executive, and an adjunct college professor. This diverse experience in journalism, business, and education has given me valuable skills that I use in my counseling practice. My sense of humor is another important part of my counseling style. I take my work with clients seriously, but there are times when therapy needs to include some humor. I also offer life coaching for clients who want to make some changes but don't know where to start.
I have an unusual background for a psychotherapist. Before I started my counseling career, I worked as a TV news reporter, an online media executive, and an adjunct college professor. This diverse experience in journalism, business, and education has given me valuable skills that I use in my counseling practice. My sense of humor is another important part of my counseling style. I take my work with clients seriously, but there are times when therapy needs to include some humor. I also offer life coaching for clients who want to make some changes but don't know where to start.
(843) 751-4513 View (843) 751-4513

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Number of Therapists in Mount Pleasant, SC

400+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Mount Pleasant, SC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Aetna

How Therapists in Mount Pleasant, SC see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Pleasant?

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.