Therapists in Clarksville, TN

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Jennifer A Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a counselor for 5 years. I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, self-esteem, relational issues, familial issues, and spiritual issues. My passion for counseling lies in teaming up with my clients in order to better help them learn how to cope and problem-solve through life’s difficulties, as well as learning how to better maintain healthy relationships.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a counselor for 5 years. I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, self-esteem, relational issues, familial issues, and spiritual issues. My passion for counseling lies in teaming up with my clients in order to better help them learn how to cope and problem-solve through life’s difficulties, as well as learning how to better maintain healthy relationships.
(931) 263-1813 View (931) 263-1813
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Dr. Lametria Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, S
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes in life, things get hard and we don't always know how to navigate our struggles. Whether it is facing a significant change, dealing with the chaos of life, or even trying to identify what your struggle is, I'm here! We all have our "stuff", but we don't always know how to deal with it in an emotionally healthy manner. I'm here to help you navigate your emotional well-being in order to truly live, and not just exist.
Sometimes in life, things get hard and we don't always know how to navigate our struggles. Whether it is facing a significant change, dealing with the chaos of life, or even trying to identify what your struggle is, I'm here! We all have our "stuff", but we don't always know how to deal with it in an emotionally healthy manner. I'm here to help you navigate your emotional well-being in order to truly live, and not just exist.
(629) 276-5497 View (629) 276-5497
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Michelle Barnhart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
My specialization of practice includes trauma, and varied mental health issues. I seek to provide a safe, comfortable space for counseling where clients feel supported, heard and can be open to learn about themselves and embrace the journey of change. To better serve those I work with, I have begun to incorporate EMDR and Sand tray to address many issues in the therapeutic setting. I also have experience with use of CBT, TFCBT, DBT and will use the modality that best suits the need of the person I am working with. I tend to be solution focused in my approach but choose the best approach for each individual client.
My specialization of practice includes trauma, and varied mental health issues. I seek to provide a safe, comfortable space for counseling where clients feel supported, heard and can be open to learn about themselves and embrace the journey of change. To better serve those I work with, I have begun to incorporate EMDR and Sand tray to address many issues in the therapeutic setting. I also have experience with use of CBT, TFCBT, DBT and will use the modality that best suits the need of the person I am working with. I tend to be solution focused in my approach but choose the best approach for each individual client.
(931) 295-0958 View (931) 295-0958
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Whitney Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new telehealth clients in California, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I am a therapist with 10+ years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experienced childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
Currently accepting new telehealth clients in California, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I am a therapist with 10+ years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experienced childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
(931) 348-4149 View (931) 348-4149
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Dr. Suzie Dukic
Counselor, PhD, LPC-, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
I believe that each person is unique, I integrate therapy techniques that are personalized for each client. Combining tools from models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Experiential Therapy; and Psychodrama Therapy. When I work with couples, we work towards developing a secure attachment and creating a lasting bond. With families, I integrate techniques based on the family's needs. I also have experience working with military personnel and their families. I am honored to accompany my clients on their journey to positive mental health. To learn more about me, check out my podcast called "Mentalhealth5"
I believe that each person is unique, I integrate therapy techniques that are personalized for each client. Combining tools from models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Experiential Therapy; and Psychodrama Therapy. When I work with couples, we work towards developing a secure attachment and creating a lasting bond. With families, I integrate techniques based on the family's needs. I also have experience working with military personnel and their families. I am honored to accompany my clients on their journey to positive mental health. To learn more about me, check out my podcast called "Mentalhealth5"
(615) 205-3454 View (615) 205-3454
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Mayme H Siders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with creating the life you want to live? Do you feel like there is a better version of yourself that you would like to uncover and develop? Are you at a point of transition in your life and would like to explore what you really want rather than what is expected or easy? If any of these questions speak to you then I think we might be a good match therapeutically. I specialize in helping people identify what they want and then support them in moving positively toward that goal. Nothing is more energizing and exciting than helping someone move more fully into who they want to be and the life they want to live.
Are you struggling with creating the life you want to live? Do you feel like there is a better version of yourself that you would like to uncover and develop? Are you at a point of transition in your life and would like to explore what you really want rather than what is expected or easy? If any of these questions speak to you then I think we might be a good match therapeutically. I specialize in helping people identify what they want and then support them in moving positively toward that goal. Nothing is more energizing and exciting than helping someone move more fully into who they want to be and the life they want to live.
(931) 542-4985 View (931) 542-4985
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Laura Meadow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
Hi My name is Laura Meadow. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am EMDR trained. I also use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Within the past 10 years my focus has been primarily on working with adult women ages 18 and up.
Hi My name is Laura Meadow. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. I am EMDR trained. I also use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Within the past 10 years my focus has been primarily on working with adult women ages 18 and up.
(931) 345-4598 View (931) 345-4598
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Kristi Quattrochi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
I do both in-person and telehealth appointments with some evening flexibility. I recently added availability for youth initial and trauma assessments via telehealth for Nebraska. While I have experience working with a variety of ages, my passion involves working with children and adolescents. My areas of experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, RAD, Autism, and SPMI’s, among others. I have worked as a Crisis Therapist as well as ongoing counseling in an office and intensive in-home settings. Recognizing a need for help and reaching out is the first step toward positive changes and a healthier you.
I do both in-person and telehealth appointments with some evening flexibility. I recently added availability for youth initial and trauma assessments via telehealth for Nebraska. While I have experience working with a variety of ages, my passion involves working with children and adolescents. My areas of experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, RAD, Autism, and SPMI’s, among others. I have worked as a Crisis Therapist as well as ongoing counseling in an office and intensive in-home settings. Recognizing a need for help and reaching out is the first step toward positive changes and a healthier you.
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Tuesdae N Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042
Not accepting new clients
When life experiences happens we are often left feeling hurt, scared, lost, anxious, alone, hopeless, etc. Searching for relief may appear impossible or unforeseen beyond a person's suffering (emotional or mental), especially for children. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help my clients (children and adolescents, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and family) gain relief through goal setting and learning new skills that makes their problem more manageable or no longer existent.
When life experiences happens we are often left feeling hurt, scared, lost, anxious, alone, hopeless, etc. Searching for relief may appear impossible or unforeseen beyond a person's suffering (emotional or mental), especially for children. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help my clients (children and adolescents, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and family) gain relief through goal setting and learning new skills that makes their problem more manageable or no longer existent.
(615) 823-8254 View (615) 823-8254
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KimBerly Claypool
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have extensive experiences working with children, adolescents, parents and adults navigating their lives. Through my experiences, I’ve assisted in clients working through trauma, navigate life transitions, depression, anxiety and developing healthy coping strategies to assist with enhancing their life. I look forward to connecting and working with you.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have extensive experiences working with children, adolescents, parents and adults navigating their lives. Through my experiences, I’ve assisted in clients working through trauma, navigate life transitions, depression, anxiety and developing healthy coping strategies to assist with enhancing their life. I look forward to connecting and working with you.
(931) 342-4413 View (931) 342-4413
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Ellie Mental Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
Ellie Mental Health in Clarksville, Tennessee isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health in Clarksville, Tennessee isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(931) 348-4125 View (931) 348-4125
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Shaughnessy Berrios
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37040
How many times have we been comfortable talking about physical pain, but completely shy away from mental pain? My goal is to create a safe environment where individuals can process trauma effectively. I strive to always help my clients feel seen, heard & supported. I work with children, adolescents and adults through an emotional attachment and trauma focused lens. I would be honored to work with you as we navigate your therapeutic journey.
How many times have we been comfortable talking about physical pain, but completely shy away from mental pain? My goal is to create a safe environment where individuals can process trauma effectively. I strive to always help my clients feel seen, heard & supported. I work with children, adolescents and adults through an emotional attachment and trauma focused lens. I would be honored to work with you as we navigate your therapeutic journey.
(931) 277-4863 x2 View (931) 277-4863 x2
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Sunrise Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
At Sunrise Counseling, we prioritize your well-being, offering a serene, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment. We understand that seeking counseling is a significant decision, and in life's challenges, we all may require extra support. Whether facing daily struggles, life events, crises, or uncharted emotional difficulties, our professional counseling provides unbiased guidance and support to help you navigate and resolve your emotional concerns.
At Sunrise Counseling, we prioritize your well-being, offering a serene, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment. We understand that seeking counseling is a significant decision, and in life's challenges, we all may require extra support. Whether facing daily struggles, life events, crises, or uncharted emotional difficulties, our professional counseling provides unbiased guidance and support to help you navigate and resolve your emotional concerns.
(931) 557-9249 View (931) 557-9249
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All About Counseling and Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
“When we finally let go of what no longer serves us, what we’re holding, what we know, we make room to invite new wisdom, new choices, new freedom” Tamara Levitt. Letting go of the past and opening ourselves up to new things and new possibilities can be challenging and intimidating. Holding onto past hurts and disappointments takes up so much emotional space and leaves little room for us to grow in our relationships with ourselves and those around us. I would be honored to join you on your discovery to a new you, helping you to let go of past and present struggles, and opening yourself to the possibility of something different.
“When we finally let go of what no longer serves us, what we’re holding, what we know, we make room to invite new wisdom, new choices, new freedom” Tamara Levitt. Letting go of the past and opening ourselves up to new things and new possibilities can be challenging and intimidating. Holding onto past hurts and disappointments takes up so much emotional space and leaves little room for us to grow in our relationships with ourselves and those around us. I would be honored to join you on your discovery to a new you, helping you to let go of past and present struggles, and opening yourself to the possibility of something different.
(931) 340-9602 View (931) 340-9602
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Stacy Haag
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
Nosce Te Ipsum is Latin for "Know Thyself." That's exactly what I help my clients do, to come to a better understanding of themselves and their interactions with others. I work with children, teens, and adults using a wide range of treatment methods personally suited to each client. I have over 15 years of experience treating mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, adhd, autism spectrum, relationship difficulties, and trauma. If you choose to take that first step and reach out for help, I promise to walk along side you and help you meet whatever challenge(s) you are facing. Let's do this together.
Nosce Te Ipsum is Latin for "Know Thyself." That's exactly what I help my clients do, to come to a better understanding of themselves and their interactions with others. I work with children, teens, and adults using a wide range of treatment methods personally suited to each client. I have over 15 years of experience treating mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, adhd, autism spectrum, relationship difficulties, and trauma. If you choose to take that first step and reach out for help, I promise to walk along side you and help you meet whatever challenge(s) you are facing. Let's do this together.
(931) 535-5360 View (931) 535-5360
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Alex Crosser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37040
When it comes to mental health, it can be difficult to find the right match or feel like you are making the right choice, especially for your kids. As parents, you want to make the best choices for your children and set them up for a successful life and sometimes children and teens needs a little extra help. Do you have a child or teen whom you may feel needs extra tools to help with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, time management, anger management, emotional regulation or has experienced trauma?
When it comes to mental health, it can be difficult to find the right match or feel like you are making the right choice, especially for your kids. As parents, you want to make the best choices for your children and set them up for a successful life and sometimes children and teens needs a little extra help. Do you have a child or teen whom you may feel needs extra tools to help with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, time management, anger management, emotional regulation or has experienced trauma?
(931) 286-7032 View (931) 286-7032
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DeAnna Barco Chavez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37040
Life can be very complicated, stressful, and at times difficult to manage. The hard truth is that many of us lack the skills we need to navigate through the challenges it may bring. You may find that you have been putting in a lot of effort to make things better, but parts of your life aren't quite the way you want them to be. Congrats on taking a big step to making a change in your life. For those of you that does not like change...I know- It disrupts, it causes discomfort, and it never stays the same. Someone once said, " Change is not something that passively happens to you, but rather something you are in conversation with".
Life can be very complicated, stressful, and at times difficult to manage. The hard truth is that many of us lack the skills we need to navigate through the challenges it may bring. You may find that you have been putting in a lot of effort to make things better, but parts of your life aren't quite the way you want them to be. Congrats on taking a big step to making a change in your life. For those of you that does not like change...I know- It disrupts, it causes discomfort, and it never stays the same. Someone once said, " Change is not something that passively happens to you, but rather something you are in conversation with".
(931) 567-0068 x2 View (931) 567-0068 x2
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Oluchidiebube Frederick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043  (Online Only)
Events in our lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed and lost. As my people say, “all errors are amendable” Do you feel depressed and anxious regarding your life or relationships? I am here to listen and help you get on track using a collaborative approach. Together, we can help you become the person you desire to be. My. Originating from a diverse culture, I bring a wealth of familiarity with various ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations that allows me to be open to seeing things from multiple perspectives. I use a variety of counseling approaches to tailor the approach to fit your needs.
Events in our lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed and lost. As my people say, “all errors are amendable” Do you feel depressed and anxious regarding your life or relationships? I am here to listen and help you get on track using a collaborative approach. Together, we can help you become the person you desire to be. My. Originating from a diverse culture, I bring a wealth of familiarity with various ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations that allows me to be open to seeing things from multiple perspectives. I use a variety of counseling approaches to tailor the approach to fit your needs.
(931) 236-1686 View (931) 236-1686
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Bessie Naomi Costanza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CMFSW, CCTP, AMTP
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
With compassion,insight and acceptance, I can help you explore the issues which prevent you from success in your personal and professional relationships. I believe that we all possess much of the knowledge needed to answer life's questions; however, as with all things, we sometimes simply forget where to look. I see my work primarily as a guide, helping my clients find their own answers and their own happiness.I view therapy as a way to gain self awareness in order to understand one's pattern of relating to others and dealing with life's challenges.
With compassion,insight and acceptance, I can help you explore the issues which prevent you from success in your personal and professional relationships. I believe that we all possess much of the knowledge needed to answer life's questions; however, as with all things, we sometimes simply forget where to look. I see my work primarily as a guide, helping my clients find their own answers and their own happiness.I view therapy as a way to gain self awareness in order to understand one's pattern of relating to others and dealing with life's challenges.
(931) 272-8594 View (931) 272-8594
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Ana M Carmona
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37043
I am a Licensed Psychologist, HSP working with individuals 18 years of age and older that are seeking psychological wellness and mental health. Let me help you in your journey of life. Whether everyday life has become challenging, and transitions are throwing off your internal balance. Maybe your relationships need shaping up and/or strengthening. Perhaps all is well, and you just want to explore and grow more in a supportive environment. You may be seeking clarity for educational questions, or about your child's well being and development. All you need to do is take the first step towards A New Beginning!
I am a Licensed Psychologist, HSP working with individuals 18 years of age and older that are seeking psychological wellness and mental health. Let me help you in your journey of life. Whether everyday life has become challenging, and transitions are throwing off your internal balance. Maybe your relationships need shaping up and/or strengthening. Perhaps all is well, and you just want to explore and grow more in a supportive environment. You may be seeking clarity for educational questions, or about your child's well being and development. All you need to do is take the first step towards A New Beginning!
(931) 378-6612 View (931) 378-6612

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clarksville, TN

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Clarksville, TN who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
67% Stress
66% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Optum

How Therapists in Clarksville, TN see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clarksville?

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.