Therapists in West Columbia, SC

Photo of Judy L Brazell, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Judy L Brazell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help people navigate through life in a more positive and productive manner and believe my work and life experience could be of benefit to others. I am a cancer survivor and also live with a chronic autoimmune disorder. I understand how difficult life circumstances can be. My hope is to provide clients with skills that can help them manage the challenges they face and learn to thrive in spite of difficulty.
My goal is to help people navigate through life in a more positive and productive manner and believe my work and life experience could be of benefit to others. I am a cancer survivor and also live with a chronic autoimmune disorder. I understand how difficult life circumstances can be. My hope is to provide clients with skills that can help them manage the challenges they face and learn to thrive in spite of difficulty.
(803) 702-4102 View (803) 702-4102
Photo of Dallas W. Kuhn, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Dallas W. Kuhn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC, AADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
Feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and misunderstood? Does your life lack meaning and purpose? Are you struggling with substance abuse, alcohol, or other addictions and feel your life is out of control? Are you not living the life you want? I know how you feel, and I can help. Our journey in life can sometimes be difficult, frightening, and painful. However, it’s through these moments that we find opportunity for our greatest growth, to become our genuine self, who we are meant to be.
Feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and misunderstood? Does your life lack meaning and purpose? Are you struggling with substance abuse, alcohol, or other addictions and feel your life is out of control? Are you not living the life you want? I know how you feel, and I can help. Our journey in life can sometimes be difficult, frightening, and painful. However, it’s through these moments that we find opportunity for our greatest growth, to become our genuine self, who we are meant to be.
(803) 310-2890 View (803) 310-2890
Photo of Rebeckah Atkinson, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Columbia, SC
Rebeckah Atkinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29170  (Online Only)
Every day, you wake up hoping things will be different and you wont feel the tightening in your chest. Sitting on the edge of your bed, your heart is pounding and your head spinning, filled with thoughts from your past and fears about what your future holds. The pull to climb back into bed and hide under the covers is so strong, and you feel hopeless. Do you struggle to get your child's behavior under control and are tired of receiving bad news from school? Many people struggle with these challenges, but it also something I can help you overcome by learning different skills and is done through a secure Telehealth counseling session.
Every day, you wake up hoping things will be different and you wont feel the tightening in your chest. Sitting on the edge of your bed, your heart is pounding and your head spinning, filled with thoughts from your past and fears about what your future holds. The pull to climb back into bed and hide under the covers is so strong, and you feel hopeless. Do you struggle to get your child's behavior under control and are tired of receiving bad news from school? Many people struggle with these challenges, but it also something I can help you overcome by learning different skills and is done through a secure Telehealth counseling session.
(803) 879-4031 View (803) 879-4031
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Morgan Lee Pellicer
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
Sometimes, life gets in the way. But other times, we get in the way of it. I remember what it feels like to wonder if things would always be this way, or if things were like this for everyone else too. I still don't have that answer. But what I have now that I didn't have then is insight, motivation for change and accountability. Whether you are struggling with anxiety/depression, relationship issues, co-dependency, coping skills, personality or mood disorders, intrusive thoughts, or insert whatever feels right here, I want to help you encourage yourself to self-reflect with realistic and achievable expectations for your life today.
Sometimes, life gets in the way. But other times, we get in the way of it. I remember what it feels like to wonder if things would always be this way, or if things were like this for everyone else too. I still don't have that answer. But what I have now that I didn't have then is insight, motivation for change and accountability. Whether you are struggling with anxiety/depression, relationship issues, co-dependency, coping skills, personality or mood disorders, intrusive thoughts, or insert whatever feels right here, I want to help you encourage yourself to self-reflect with realistic and achievable expectations for your life today.
(803) 681-2752 View (803) 681-2752
Photo of Sheryl McAlhaney, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Sheryl McAlhaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MRC, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
Life can be difficult with many changes, unexpected disruptions, and even daily stressors. I provide support and assistance to manage those life difficulties, and help soothe the effects encountered by those changes such as depression, anxiety, grief, and/or fear surrounding the uncertainty about what to do next. I also provide assistance in building positive coping skills and strategies to help improve mood, increase positive thinking and confidence, as well as build anger management and assertive communication skills.
Life can be difficult with many changes, unexpected disruptions, and even daily stressors. I provide support and assistance to manage those life difficulties, and help soothe the effects encountered by those changes such as depression, anxiety, grief, and/or fear surrounding the uncertainty about what to do next. I also provide assistance in building positive coping skills and strategies to help improve mood, increase positive thinking and confidence, as well as build anger management and assertive communication skills.
(803) 594-4213 View (803) 594-4213
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Yew Belong Community Services, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
I support persons who are impacted by emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual barriers to achieving overall wellness. I work with persons who may feel hesitant to see a professional counselor due to inexperience with the process, negative experiences with counseling related to their identities, cultural/spiritual practices, or specific issues they would like to address. I offer a supportive space to explore how to integrate mind, body, and spirit goals through integrating professional counseling with each client's values to meet their goals and needs. You are the expert of you, and I am here to support you in being wholly YOU!
I support persons who are impacted by emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual barriers to achieving overall wellness. I work with persons who may feel hesitant to see a professional counselor due to inexperience with the process, negative experiences with counseling related to their identities, cultural/spiritual practices, or specific issues they would like to address. I offer a supportive space to explore how to integrate mind, body, and spirit goals through integrating professional counseling with each client's values to meet their goals and needs. You are the expert of you, and I am here to support you in being wholly YOU!
(803) 828-0205 View (803) 828-0205
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Antoinette Nipper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29172  (Online Only)
Life can be hard and just "raggedy" at times. I know and I get it. For some, reaching out for help is the last thing you may want to do but I would love to walk with you on your journey to healing. Would you believe me if I told you that the answers you are seeking are already within you? I will merely be your guide and safe place to allow you to discover these answers. There is so much more in store for you versus the current narrative you have been rehearsing to yourself.
Life can be hard and just "raggedy" at times. I know and I get it. For some, reaching out for help is the last thing you may want to do but I would love to walk with you on your journey to healing. Would you believe me if I told you that the answers you are seeking are already within you? I will merely be your guide and safe place to allow you to discover these answers. There is so much more in store for you versus the current narrative you have been rehearsing to yourself.
(803) 258-6132 View (803) 258-6132
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Jenny R Bouknight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
Feeling lost and overwhelmed by all the decisions and choices you are faced with daily can be stressful and exhausting, and stress can be magnified by the constant changes everyone experiences. These changes in relationships, your roles in school or workplace, family situations, and demands from others can all make you feel anxious, depressed...helpless. The isolation and loneliness we experienced during the pandemic did not evaporate when the crisis was contained, and now we are forced to cope new stressors. Depression, anxiety, increased substance use have been noted. But help & healing are available .
Feeling lost and overwhelmed by all the decisions and choices you are faced with daily can be stressful and exhausting, and stress can be magnified by the constant changes everyone experiences. These changes in relationships, your roles in school or workplace, family situations, and demands from others can all make you feel anxious, depressed...helpless. The isolation and loneliness we experienced during the pandemic did not evaporate when the crisis was contained, and now we are forced to cope new stressors. Depression, anxiety, increased substance use have been noted. But help & healing are available .
(803) 573-9829 View (803) 573-9829
Photo of Kenneth R. Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Kenneth R. Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCS, CSAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
I am Dr. Ken Taylor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist (CSAT). My life's journey has been a testament to the power of resilience, recovery, and transformation. From a young age, I navigated a highly sexualized world, marked by traumatic experiences that profoundly impacted my life. Five individuals, entrusted with my trust, left scars that ran deep. I understand the complexities of sexual addiction, trauma, and the pursuit of an elusive perfection. My struggle with sexual addiction and a relentless drive for perfection led me down a treacherous path.
I am Dr. Ken Taylor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist (CSAT). My life's journey has been a testament to the power of resilience, recovery, and transformation. From a young age, I navigated a highly sexualized world, marked by traumatic experiences that profoundly impacted my life. Five individuals, entrusted with my trust, left scars that ran deep. I understand the complexities of sexual addiction, trauma, and the pursuit of an elusive perfection. My struggle with sexual addiction and a relentless drive for perfection led me down a treacherous path.
(803) 310-2101 View (803) 310-2101
Photo of Olivia Sitton, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Olivia Sitton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
You are here because you are feeling stuck, afraid, desperate, lost, or engaging in excessive overthinking and negative thoughts. Making the decision to start therapy is one of the toughest, scariest, and most intimidating choices to make in life, so I would like to be the first to congratulate you on taking this “leap of faith” and starting your healing journey. My treatment focuses primarily on treating children (10 years and older), adolescents, young adults, and adults with past trauma, depression, low self-esteem, college/student issues, grief, and women's issues.
You are here because you are feeling stuck, afraid, desperate, lost, or engaging in excessive overthinking and negative thoughts. Making the decision to start therapy is one of the toughest, scariest, and most intimidating choices to make in life, so I would like to be the first to congratulate you on taking this “leap of faith” and starting your healing journey. My treatment focuses primarily on treating children (10 years and older), adolescents, young adults, and adults with past trauma, depression, low self-esteem, college/student issues, grief, and women's issues.
(803) 599-2463 View (803) 599-2463
Photo of Allison R Amick, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Allison R Amick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
I enjoy working with each client to help them find their voice, shed old parts of themselves that they no longer need, and discover their personal power. I have experience working with recovery from traumatic experiences, abuse recovery, eating disorders, couples therapy, OCD, anxiety, and depression.
I enjoy working with each client to help them find their voice, shed old parts of themselves that they no longer need, and discover their personal power. I have experience working with recovery from traumatic experiences, abuse recovery, eating disorders, couples therapy, OCD, anxiety, and depression.
(803) 855-4874 View (803) 855-4874
Photo of Brentney Petree, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Columbia, SC
Brentney Petree
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29170
Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unmotivated? Do you find yourself struggling to make time for yourself? The women that I work with often have full schedules with work, family, children, school and everything else, with very little time to prioritize their own health and well-being. They are typically in need of better coping strategies to help manage their symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. Their goals are usually to feel mentally, emotionally and physically stronger to allow them to feel more confident and focused in their day to day life.
Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unmotivated? Do you find yourself struggling to make time for yourself? The women that I work with often have full schedules with work, family, children, school and everything else, with very little time to prioritize their own health and well-being. They are typically in need of better coping strategies to help manage their symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. Their goals are usually to feel mentally, emotionally and physically stronger to allow them to feel more confident and focused in their day to day life.
(803) 525-2181 View (803) 525-2181
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Yanisse Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every human being is trying to lead a happy and fulfilling life, but life’s challenges, problematic behaviors, emotions, and thoughts may get in the way. Have you ever felt like even though you are trying to do your best, your best is not good enough to overcome life’s difficulties? Life may be full of unexpected twists and turns that may leave you feeling stuck and unable to move in the direction you intended; and yet there’s HOPE! It is POSSIBLE to get unstuck. New effective skills can be learned and mastered to live the life you always wanted to live.
Every human being is trying to lead a happy and fulfilling life, but life’s challenges, problematic behaviors, emotions, and thoughts may get in the way. Have you ever felt like even though you are trying to do your best, your best is not good enough to overcome life’s difficulties? Life may be full of unexpected twists and turns that may leave you feeling stuck and unable to move in the direction you intended; and yet there’s HOPE! It is POSSIBLE to get unstuck. New effective skills can be learned and mastered to live the life you always wanted to live.
(803) 636-8717 View (803) 636-8717
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Counseling Advantages LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAC-1, NCC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169  (Online Only)
Counseling Advantages introduces you to the values and benefits of the counseling relationship. First and foremost you are not alone. Life's challenges are guaranteed, and the journey of navigating them doesn't have to be limited. There is no judgement in the counseling relationship. Together we will explore and clarify the circumstances and situations you are facing and discover which direction is right for you.
Counseling Advantages introduces you to the values and benefits of the counseling relationship. First and foremost you are not alone. Life's challenges are guaranteed, and the journey of navigating them doesn't have to be limited. There is no judgement in the counseling relationship. Together we will explore and clarify the circumstances and situations you are facing and discover which direction is right for you.
(803) 205-2569 View (803) 205-2569
Photo of Jonathon B Barberio, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in West Columbia, SC
Jonathon B Barberio
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-a
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
Mental health is like physical health, sometimes things happen to us that are not our fault but they hurt just the same. Some things are fault and we need help navigating a way out sometimes we just need a little checkup to make sure we're living the best life we can. If you need help with anxiety that seems to pester you, with a relationship that feels like you've run out of options, with a fog that's keeping you down, with something that happened to you long ago that you are ready to leave behind, I'd love to help walk you through to peace on the other side.
Mental health is like physical health, sometimes things happen to us that are not our fault but they hurt just the same. Some things are fault and we need help navigating a way out sometimes we just need a little checkup to make sure we're living the best life we can. If you need help with anxiety that seems to pester you, with a relationship that feels like you've run out of options, with a fog that's keeping you down, with something that happened to you long ago that you are ready to leave behind, I'd love to help walk you through to peace on the other side.
(803) 866-3986 View (803) 866-3986
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Maryann Cruz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience working with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, along with many other mental health issues. I approach counseling in an individualistic way. Every client will be counseled in the way that works best for them.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience working with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, along with many other mental health issues. I approach counseling in an individualistic way. Every client will be counseled in the way that works best for them.
(803) 608-3257 View (803) 608-3257
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Macon Changes Professional Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, CRC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
Healthy living is not just about eating right and exercising. It is important for individuals to be aware of their mental health as well as their physical. At Macon Changes, we provide support and interventions to ensure stability across all life areas. We address topics such as employment issues, home life, social relationships, spiritual development, and overall life goals. We recognize the importance of mental health, and for that reason, we strive to make it easily accessible to anyone seeking these services.
Healthy living is not just about eating right and exercising. It is important for individuals to be aware of their mental health as well as their physical. At Macon Changes, we provide support and interventions to ensure stability across all life areas. We address topics such as employment issues, home life, social relationships, spiritual development, and overall life goals. We recognize the importance of mental health, and for that reason, we strive to make it easily accessible to anyone seeking these services.
(803) 302-3383 View (803) 302-3383
Photo of Katie T. Brave Counseling & Consulting, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Katie T. Brave Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Columbia, SC 29169
As a therapist I believe in coming along side another and providing the support that is needed to move forward and be comfortable with being you. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe space to process, not be judged, and receive support. I understand how it feels to be misunderstood and to want to move forward and not know the first step.
As a therapist I believe in coming along side another and providing the support that is needed to move forward and be comfortable with being you. I believe that everyone deserves to have a safe space to process, not be judged, and receive support. I understand how it feels to be misunderstood and to want to move forward and not know the first step.
(803) 310-2953 View (803) 310-2953
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Theresa M. Bonesteel, LLC Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S, LMFT-SC, CSAT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
Not accepting new clients
Do any of these statements sound familiar? "I feel like I'm going crazy!" "Life feels out of control!" "I'm a mess!" Sometimes life feels out of control and you may feel "crazy" or a "mess". Unloading the burden with a trusted person in a safe and confidential environment, knowing you aren't being judged, condemned or criticized can be freeing. Life can be hard! Some seasons are more difficult than others. My passion is to serve individuals, couples and families in a way that influences the whole family toward growth and health.
Do any of these statements sound familiar? "I feel like I'm going crazy!" "Life feels out of control!" "I'm a mess!" Sometimes life feels out of control and you may feel "crazy" or a "mess". Unloading the burden with a trusted person in a safe and confidential environment, knowing you aren't being judged, condemned or criticized can be freeing. Life can be hard! Some seasons are more difficult than others. My passion is to serve individuals, couples and families in a way that influences the whole family toward growth and health.
(803) 610-4733 View (803) 610-4733
Photo of Ronald Patrick Pellicer, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Columbia, SC
Ronald Patrick Pellicer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC, LAC, LPC/S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Columbia, SC 29169
My ideal client would be someone who is prepared to complete tasks that are agreed upon in-session between the client and the therapist. The client would complete these tasks, on their own, away from the session, and would review the results in the next weekly session. I believe that any change that is made in a client's life, even the tiniest, has the potential to be a positive force for overall change. These series of small changes can build momentum, session to session, that ultimately empowers the client to live the life that they want to live. I believe in the power of therapy to provide recovery for anyone who tries.
My ideal client would be someone who is prepared to complete tasks that are agreed upon in-session between the client and the therapist. The client would complete these tasks, on their own, away from the session, and would review the results in the next weekly session. I believe that any change that is made in a client's life, even the tiniest, has the potential to be a positive force for overall change. These series of small changes can build momentum, session to session, that ultimately empowers the client to live the life that they want to live. I believe in the power of therapy to provide recovery for anyone who tries.
(803) 825-4674 View (803) 825-4674

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Number of Therapists in West Columbia, SC

90+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in West Columbia, SC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Grief
72% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
46% Optum

How Therapists in West Columbia, SC see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Columbia?

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.