Therapists in Gatlinburg, TN

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Christie C Eberhardt
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, BCPC
Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Life can be difficult and confusing. I am here to help you sort through the pain to find hope and healing for the days ahead. The hurt can be deep, going back to earliest memories or coming from present hardships. Counseling you is about establishing a safe place, a loving environment of grace. My tools come from my training and from 33 years of experience, but each person is exquisitely unique, so no therapeutic relationship is the same as any other. It is an honor and privilege to share deeply in your life and the lives of your family. At present, because of a recent move to another state, I am connecting only online or by cell.
Life can be difficult and confusing. I am here to help you sort through the pain to find hope and healing for the days ahead. The hurt can be deep, going back to earliest memories or coming from present hardships. Counseling you is about establishing a safe place, a loving environment of grace. My tools come from my training and from 33 years of experience, but each person is exquisitely unique, so no therapeutic relationship is the same as any other. It is an honor and privilege to share deeply in your life and the lives of your family. At present, because of a recent move to another state, I am connecting only online or by cell.
(865) 268-8977 View (865) 268-8977
Photo of John D Mayberry, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gatlinburg, TN
John D Mayberry, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My practice encompasses individual, couples, and family therapy. I use the Family Systems Theory approach emphasizing interpersonal communication, role structure, and Bowenian Theory. Areas of expertise include the following: marital and premarital relationships; adolescent problems; geriatric and grand-parenting issues; and work/career related challenges.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My practice encompasses individual, couples, and family therapy. I use the Family Systems Theory approach emphasizing interpersonal communication, role structure, and Bowenian Theory. Areas of expertise include the following: marital and premarital relationships; adolescent problems; geriatric and grand-parenting issues; and work/career related challenges.
(865) 999-0572 View (865) 999-0572
Kariss B Waite
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is one who is tired of being miserable and desires change. They have a clear vision of how they want their life to be different, and they are ready to do the work to get themselves there. They could struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, past hurt, trauma, lying, or with just about anything. The most important thing is that they are tired of being where they are in life, and they are ready to make a change. My passion is to come alongside my clients and assist them in reaching their own goals.
My ideal client is one who is tired of being miserable and desires change. They have a clear vision of how they want their life to be different, and they are ready to do the work to get themselves there. They could struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, past hurt, trauma, lying, or with just about anything. The most important thing is that they are tired of being where they are in life, and they are ready to make a change. My passion is to come alongside my clients and assist them in reaching their own goals.
(865) 745-0196 View (865) 745-0196
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Alena Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738  (Online Only)
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
(865) 672-0819 View (865) 672-0819
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Amy Vranic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PLMFT, NCC, CFRC, CMCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
I have experience working with adults, young children, couples, and families. I focus on a variety of areas, including anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief, relationship issues, parenting, and more. For me, the main goal of counseling is for the client to discover what is important in their life as an individual and to focus on self-improvement.
I have experience working with adults, young children, couples, and families. I focus on a variety of areas, including anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief, relationship issues, parenting, and more. For me, the main goal of counseling is for the client to discover what is important in their life as an individual and to focus on self-improvement.
(225) 425-3798 View (225) 425-3798
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New Horizons Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Are you struggling to live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, angry or frustrated with your current situation? If so, let me help! Through our work together, you can begin to lead a happier and healthier life. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients feel free to be their authentic selves and where they feel supported and heard. As a retired Army chaplain, I have 20 years of pastoral counseling experience in working with couples, adults, and adolescents.
Are you struggling to live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, angry or frustrated with your current situation? If so, let me help! Through our work together, you can begin to lead a happier and healthier life. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients feel free to be their authentic selves and where they feel supported and heard. As a retired Army chaplain, I have 20 years of pastoral counseling experience in working with couples, adults, and adolescents.
(865) 351-2892 View (865) 351-2892
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White Diamond Counseling Consulting Coaching, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner tired of arguing and not getting problems resolved? Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? A few issues couples often struggle with are Communication, Conflict, Finance and Blending Families. We are in relationships because we enjoy the companionship, want to build a family together and want to experience love and intimacy.
Are you and your partner tired of arguing and not getting problems resolved? Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? A few issues couples often struggle with are Communication, Conflict, Finance and Blending Families. We are in relationships because we enjoy the companionship, want to build a family together and want to experience love and intimacy.
(859) 203-1893 View (859) 203-1893

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Aubrey Noel McMillan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gatlinburg, TN
Aubrey Noel McMillan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSSW, LCSW, C-DBT, CGP
Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed, down, worried or anxious? Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through or cares? Have you lost a loved one? Do you have a chronic illness or are a caregiver? All of these are great reasons to reach out to me for therapy if you said yes. As a LCSW, I am trained in evidence based interventions proven to treat and improve mental health. I mainly use the following interventions: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Brief Dynamic, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Strength-Based, Play therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT).
Have you been feeling stressed, down, worried or anxious? Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through or cares? Have you lost a loved one? Do you have a chronic illness or are a caregiver? All of these are great reasons to reach out to me for therapy if you said yes. As a LCSW, I am trained in evidence based interventions proven to treat and improve mental health. I mainly use the following interventions: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Brief Dynamic, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Strength-Based, Play therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT).
(865) 328-4984 View (865) 328-4984
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Tommy E Clapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
I am here for you. My number one goal is to provide top quality care that is affordable, efficient and helpful. As a Client you can expect to see great customer service, care, quality and confidentiality. I know how to help you and growing up in East Tennessee I know the area in which we live and the hardships and joys that come with that. Give me a call or email and lets work together to find that better you!
I am here for you. My number one goal is to provide top quality care that is affordable, efficient and helpful. As a Client you can expect to see great customer service, care, quality and confidentiality. I know how to help you and growing up in East Tennessee I know the area in which we live and the hardships and joys that come with that. Give me a call or email and lets work together to find that better you!
(865) 375-8411 View (865) 375-8411
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Julie Jerrolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Mental Health Service Provider (LPC, MHSP) with over 23 years in the field of counseling. Having worked in areas of trauma recovery, family counseling, addiction, team building & guidance, I can offer many perspectives when helping you work through the reason(s) you have come for counseling. I am certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), OK CORRAL Equine therapy, EAGALA, DBT, Natural Lifemanship, Equine-Assisted EMDR , CBT & Experiential Therapies. I also provide individual & group Supervision for counselors wanting to obtain their LPC.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Mental Health Service Provider (LPC, MHSP) with over 23 years in the field of counseling. Having worked in areas of trauma recovery, family counseling, addiction, team building & guidance, I can offer many perspectives when helping you work through the reason(s) you have come for counseling. I am certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), OK CORRAL Equine therapy, EAGALA, DBT, Natural Lifemanship, Equine-Assisted EMDR , CBT & Experiential Therapies. I also provide individual & group Supervision for counselors wanting to obtain their LPC.
(865) 366-0539 View (865) 366-0539
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Crossroads Mental Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
Anxious, depressed, lonely, scared, angry, or hurting. We all experience these feelings, but sometimes it is necessary to seek out some assistance. We here at Crossroads believe “no one should have to journey alone”. We specialize in adolescents/teens, college aged, young professionals, marital issues (premarital also), and potential separation/divorce situations. We are out-of-network with all insurance plans, but we can assist you in filing your out-of-network benefits.
Anxious, depressed, lonely, scared, angry, or hurting. We all experience these feelings, but sometimes it is necessary to seek out some assistance. We here at Crossroads believe “no one should have to journey alone”. We specialize in adolescents/teens, college aged, young professionals, marital issues (premarital also), and potential separation/divorce situations. We are out-of-network with all insurance plans, but we can assist you in filing your out-of-network benefits.
(865) 509-8779 View (865) 509-8779
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Dr. A. Nikki Hilton
Psychologist, PhD, LHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There is nothing more rewarding for me than identifying the strengths in the individuals that I work with &, ultimately, witnessing their transformations. I have specialized training & experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma & grief therapy. If you are grieving, I know that you need to be heard & validated; you need someone willing to be with you in your pain, & who will not attempt to fix the unfixable.
There is nothing more rewarding for me than identifying the strengths in the individuals that I work with &, ultimately, witnessing their transformations. I have specialized training & experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma & grief therapy. If you are grieving, I know that you need to be heard & validated; you need someone willing to be with you in your pain, & who will not attempt to fix the unfixable.
(865) 412-8677 View (865) 412-8677
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Morgan Frazier Bowlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPCMHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37864
I have experience working with infants/toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate, encouraging, patient, and supportive nature when working with clients. I am able to sit with clients in their struggles and explore their goals of how they want life to be improved as we work through their issues together.
I have experience working with infants/toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate, encouraging, patient, and supportive nature when working with clients. I am able to sit with clients in their struggles and explore their goals of how they want life to be improved as we work through their issues together.
(865) 276-8178 View (865) 276-8178
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Irina Diyankova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
Waitlist for new clients
I DO NOT ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. I maintain a short waiting list for the clients that were referred specifically to me. Please, continue looking. I cannot respond to the new inquiries. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help and how painful it could be to talk about things that are not working with a stranger. I feel honored every time my client opens up to me. I treat my clients with respect, kindness, and warmth. In my experience, therapeutic relationship is the foundation of the healing process and I work very hard to help my clients feel heard, understood, supported, and safe in my office.
I DO NOT ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. I maintain a short waiting list for the clients that were referred specifically to me. Please, continue looking. I cannot respond to the new inquiries. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help and how painful it could be to talk about things that are not working with a stranger. I feel honored every time my client opens up to me. I treat my clients with respect, kindness, and warmth. In my experience, therapeutic relationship is the foundation of the healing process and I work very hard to help my clients feel heard, understood, supported, and safe in my office.
(865) 685-5465 View (865) 685-5465
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Hannah Crawford
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
Life tends to throw many difficulties our way. My goal as a clinician is to help you through these difficulties by tailoring the therapy experience specifically to your struggles. I want to help you develop insight and self-awareness, lead a more value-driven life, utilize self-compassion, better regulate your emotions, communicate your needs effectively with others, and analyze how power dynamics may play out in your life. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, life transitions/adjustment disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and women’s issues.
Life tends to throw many difficulties our way. My goal as a clinician is to help you through these difficulties by tailoring the therapy experience specifically to your struggles. I want to help you develop insight and self-awareness, lead a more value-driven life, utilize self-compassion, better regulate your emotions, communicate your needs effectively with others, and analyze how power dynamics may play out in your life. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, life transitions/adjustment disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and women’s issues.
(865) 412-2441 View (865) 412-2441
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Jo P Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
When you are hurting you need someone to talk to who will help you figure out what to do. There are always changes we can make to be less miserable. I particularly enjoy working with couples having marital problems, with teenagers, and with people dealing with grief and loss.
When you are hurting you need someone to talk to who will help you figure out what to do. There are always changes we can make to be less miserable. I particularly enjoy working with couples having marital problems, with teenagers, and with people dealing with grief and loss.
(865) 518-2749 View (865) 518-2749
Photo of Tiffany Hindman Atchley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gatlinburg, TN
Tiffany Hindman Atchley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
There are times in all of our lives in which we find ourselves struggling. Sometimes it is hard to go through the struggle alone. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective while respecting the values and beliefs of every individual, couple, and family. Counseling can be beneficial for current issues, past hurts, and for those seeking growth in their lives.
There are times in all of our lives in which we find ourselves struggling. Sometimes it is hard to go through the struggle alone. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective while respecting the values and beliefs of every individual, couple, and family. Counseling can be beneficial for current issues, past hurts, and for those seeking growth in their lives.
(865) 622-4156 View (865) 622-4156
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Joy Parrish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
Terrible thoughts of worry and shame attack you around the clock. Worrying about things you should have done keeps your mind racing through the night. Tidal waves of stress strangle your focus and keep you from achieving any meaningful progress, anywhere in your life. These troubling thoughts are villains that moved into your mind without permission and have become the worst roommates ever. They’ve taken over your life and head space. Everything feels out of control. Hope is nowhere to be found. Paralyzed, without direction or purpose, just getting out of bed feels like an accomplishment. This is becoming your new normal.
Terrible thoughts of worry and shame attack you around the clock. Worrying about things you should have done keeps your mind racing through the night. Tidal waves of stress strangle your focus and keep you from achieving any meaningful progress, anywhere in your life. These troubling thoughts are villains that moved into your mind without permission and have become the worst roommates ever. They’ve taken over your life and head space. Everything feels out of control. Hope is nowhere to be found. Paralyzed, without direction or purpose, just getting out of bed feels like an accomplishment. This is becoming your new normal.
(865) 412-4765 View (865) 412-4765
Photo of Dr. Richard Adlin, Psychologist in Gatlinburg, TN
Dr. Richard Adlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
26 year private practice specializing in psychotherapy grounded in theory and research on the full range of problems people have, development, and personality. I'm committed to the those I work with, open to all walks of life, and listen closely with curiosity. Identifying deep emotional blind spots and making sense of yourself and your difficulties helps with personality and relationship problems as well as various disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, compulsions, addictions, eating disorder, etc.). This will help reduce emotional pain and give you a different perspective of the obstacles and trauma in your life.
26 year private practice specializing in psychotherapy grounded in theory and research on the full range of problems people have, development, and personality. I'm committed to the those I work with, open to all walks of life, and listen closely with curiosity. Identifying deep emotional blind spots and making sense of yourself and your difficulties helps with personality and relationship problems as well as various disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, compulsions, addictions, eating disorder, etc.). This will help reduce emotional pain and give you a different perspective of the obstacles and trauma in your life.
(865) 471-8990 View (865) 471-8990
Photo of Stacey Guthrie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gatlinburg, TN
Stacey Guthrie
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP, NCC, ACS
Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
My practice is for people who want to make a lifestyle change and will commit to personal healing and growth while facing life’s challenges. Life can be hard for Children, Adolescents, and Adults, and sometimes very difficult to handle. It helps having someone listen offering unconditional positive regard. Clients learn and practice communication and problem solving skills, conflict resolution, boundaries, and healthy life style choices. Counseling involves change and helps let go of self-defeating patterns. Goals may be set based upon the client’s needs. A variety of approaches may be used to best suit the individual.
My practice is for people who want to make a lifestyle change and will commit to personal healing and growth while facing life’s challenges. Life can be hard for Children, Adolescents, and Adults, and sometimes very difficult to handle. It helps having someone listen offering unconditional positive regard. Clients learn and practice communication and problem solving skills, conflict resolution, boundaries, and healthy life style choices. Counseling involves change and helps let go of self-defeating patterns. Goals may be set based upon the client’s needs. A variety of approaches may be used to best suit the individual.
(865) 344-2363 View (865) 344-2363

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Number of Therapists in Gatlinburg, TN

< 10

Therapists in Gatlinburg, TN who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
86% Marital and Premarital
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Magellan
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Gatlinburg, TN see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gatlinburg?

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.