Therapists in River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN

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Samara Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
At Samara, we meet each person where they are to identify tailored goals and move toward an improved quality of life. Support is provided within a safe, highly confidential, & creative space. We offer decades of experience providing therapeutic services within the entertainment industry. When needed, we help our clients explore their needs and life experiences through the lens of trauma-informed and trauma-focused care. Individual, family, and group therapy options are available. Connect with us to talk through next steps.
At Samara, we meet each person where they are to identify tailored goals and move toward an improved quality of life. Support is provided within a safe, highly confidential, & creative space. We offer decades of experience providing therapeutic services within the entertainment industry. When needed, we help our clients explore their needs and life experiences through the lens of trauma-informed and trauma-focused care. Individual, family, and group therapy options are available. Connect with us to talk through next steps.
(310) 879-5554 View (310) 879-5554
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Apple Seeds, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38138
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
(901) 557-8339 View (901) 557-8339
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Roslyn Postlewaite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
Have you been feeling like something is wrong but you cannot pinpoint why? Do you find that you hid behind your accomplishments and don’t feel like you know yourself fully? Do you feel emotionally burnt out and not sure how to begin to take care of yourself? Do you often feel stressed, lack balance, and don’t know who you can talk to about it? I think I can help you! I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, seen ​, and understood so that they can be confident in who they are, what they want ​to do, and ultimately who they want to be. Therapy can be your first step to FEELING better and SEEING ​ better.
(901) 459-5649 View (901) 459-5649
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Christopher Trice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
Are you struggling with unhealthy thoughts, self-image, or relationship challenges? Imagine if your life could change due to your thought process. Thoughts have the power to influence feelings and behaviors. Many people hold an unhealthy view of themselves and the world around them. This can cause anger, guilt, shame, anxiety, or even fear.
Are you struggling with unhealthy thoughts, self-image, or relationship challenges? Imagine if your life could change due to your thought process. Thoughts have the power to influence feelings and behaviors. Many people hold an unhealthy view of themselves and the world around them. This can cause anger, guilt, shame, anxiety, or even fear.
(931) 313-3697 View (931) 313-3697
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Kim Scheidegger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP-S
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
Kim  is a licensed professional counselor and a mental health service provider with her supervisor’s license. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, TX. After a year spent working full time at a Christian camp in East Texas,  Kim  then earned her master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Kim  is a licensed professional counselor and a mental health service provider with her supervisor’s license. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, TX. After a year spent working full time at a Christian camp in East Texas,  Kim  then earned her master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
(901) 621-3584 View (901) 621-3584
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Elizabeth Drain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-, MHSP, NCC, CEAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety can cause you to feel stuck. Are you finding it hard to relax your mind and turn off racing thoughts? Are you struggling to focus and balance work/life? Do you think your relationship is falling apart and you don’t know what to do? Are you noticing life is difficult to cope with due to lack of self-love and confidence? Are you stressed and struggling to get out of bed on a daily basis. If you are experiencing signs of defeat, shame, sadness, and frustration we can help! You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. You don’t have to do it alone, we’re here to help!
Struggling with anxiety can cause you to feel stuck. Are you finding it hard to relax your mind and turn off racing thoughts? Are you struggling to focus and balance work/life? Do you think your relationship is falling apart and you don’t know what to do? Are you noticing life is difficult to cope with due to lack of self-love and confidence? Are you stressed and struggling to get out of bed on a daily basis. If you are experiencing signs of defeat, shame, sadness, and frustration we can help! You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. You don’t have to do it alone, we’re here to help!
(901) 668-7146 View (901) 668-7146
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Tiffany J Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
Clients come to therapy for a variety of reasons. They may need help adjusting to a new job, transitioning to a new city, communicating with a family member, or building self-confidence. They want to do these things in a timely manner. They want to live a fulfilling life. Maybe nothing is going on currently and they want to explore past events.
Clients come to therapy for a variety of reasons. They may need help adjusting to a new job, transitioning to a new city, communicating with a family member, or building self-confidence. They want to do these things in a timely manner. They want to live a fulfilling life. Maybe nothing is going on currently and they want to explore past events.
(901) 808-8710 View (901) 808-8710
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Mary Peyton Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
I am a licensed master of social work with over a year of experience working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and various mood and behavioral disorders. I also have experience working with families and groups. Within counseling, I believe you have the skills and strength necessary to make change happen in your life and I am here to assist you in this process. Within my sessions, I provide a space without judgment where individuals can process, grow, and improve their mental and emotional well-being.
I am a licensed master of social work with over a year of experience working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, and various mood and behavioral disorders. I also have experience working with families and groups. Within counseling, I believe you have the skills and strength necessary to make change happen in your life and I am here to assist you in this process. Within my sessions, I provide a space without judgment where individuals can process, grow, and improve their mental and emotional well-being.
(901) 660-4237 View (901) 660-4237
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Jermaine Shorter
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
I aim to create an environment that helps people feel comfortable working through issues, without fear of judgment or bias. The ideal client for me is the one that is seriously pursuing their own health and healing. While that looks different for everyone, it is something all clients must do at some point during treatment.
I aim to create an environment that helps people feel comfortable working through issues, without fear of judgment or bias. The ideal client for me is the one that is seriously pursuing their own health and healing. While that looks different for everyone, it is something all clients must do at some point during treatment.
(901) 660-3676 View (901) 660-3676
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Kirsten Cannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, CEDS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
My mission as a counselor is to validate your experience, encourage healthy emotional expression, and embolden you to be more courageous and to take an active role in shaping your own life, all the while practicing self-compassion as you move toward understanding yourself. I want to create space for you to be your genuine, whole self in session, in hopes that it will translate to you being your genuine, whole self in every aspect of your life. I am an ideal fit for clients who are ready to dig deep and want to be heard and validated while also being challenged and held accountable.
My mission as a counselor is to validate your experience, encourage healthy emotional expression, and embolden you to be more courageous and to take an active role in shaping your own life, all the while practicing self-compassion as you move toward understanding yourself. I want to create space for you to be your genuine, whole self in session, in hopes that it will translate to you being your genuine, whole self in every aspect of your life. I am an ideal fit for clients who are ready to dig deep and want to be heard and validated while also being challenged and held accountable.
(901) 422-9038 View (901) 422-9038
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Mackaria Estes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
Oftentimes, it is helpful to be reminded that emotional peace and happiness are possible. I strive to create a safe and accepting environment where individuals can fully explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a meaningful way. The purpose of therapy is to embark on a path that will help you find balance within yourself and with the interpersonal relationships that you value.
Oftentimes, it is helpful to be reminded that emotional peace and happiness are possible. I strive to create a safe and accepting environment where individuals can fully explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a meaningful way. The purpose of therapy is to embark on a path that will help you find balance within yourself and with the interpersonal relationships that you value.
(901) 676-7861 View (901) 676-7861
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Paige Marcantel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
I am a a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a therapist and leader. I have extensive experience in helping clients with historical trauma, parenting and the postpartum period, stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and loss. My counseling approach emphasizes non-judgment and building rapport as critical to success in working with my clients. I absolutely believe that you are the expert on your own story and I can walk with you to assist you in making the changes you want to make.
I am a a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a therapist and leader. I have extensive experience in helping clients with historical trauma, parenting and the postpartum period, stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and loss. My counseling approach emphasizes non-judgment and building rapport as critical to success in working with my clients. I absolutely believe that you are the expert on your own story and I can walk with you to assist you in making the changes you want to make.
(901) 668-5253 View (901) 668-5253
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Dawn Casey-Chiles
LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
Offering a healing place for life changes that start with your personal readiness to go beyond the surface level issues. For individuals that ready to take a journey of personal transformation. Peeling back layers, whether hidden or aware to release, restore, connect and live authentically...mind, body and spirit.
Offering a healing place for life changes that start with your personal readiness to go beyond the surface level issues. For individuals that ready to take a journey of personal transformation. Peeling back layers, whether hidden or aware to release, restore, connect and live authentically...mind, body and spirit.
(901) 401-9817 View (901) 401-9817
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Zach Shappley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
We are created for relationship. When we are distant, things feel wrong and uncomfortable. Being disconnected from those we love brings up sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, anger. It hurts to be distant. We feel lost and alone, not able to turn to the ones we love most for comfort and care. These longings and their distressing feelings don’t just go away. In the absence of relief, we may choose other ways to cope, using distance, distractions, substances, numbing out, or isolation.
(901) 730-6526 View (901) 730-6526
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Adult Mens Therapist- Dr. Justin K Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
I work alongside professional men including, but not limited to athletes, healthcare providers, first responders, business owners and leaders discover their true potential; whether in their career, family, personal identity, communication, or relationship concerns. When depression, stress, addiction, and unhealthy relationships get in the way of your success, consider working with an experienced clinician who provides a down to earth, professionally safe space, free of judging and full of compassion and empathy.
I work alongside professional men including, but not limited to athletes, healthcare providers, first responders, business owners and leaders discover their true potential; whether in their career, family, personal identity, communication, or relationship concerns. When depression, stress, addiction, and unhealthy relationships get in the way of your success, consider working with an experienced clinician who provides a down to earth, professionally safe space, free of judging and full of compassion and empathy.
(901) 763-8762 View (901) 763-8762
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Michelle Goldwin Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
You may be wondering if you would benefit from outside help navigating life’s challenges. Maybe you struggle to get through the day without getting stuck in a cycle of worry, snapping at your loved ones, or feeling weighed down by a sense of sadness. There may be a clear transition or challenge that you’re facing, like trouble growing your family or a new medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you’re struggling with something more chronic like navigating the demands of being a working parent. Whatever the source of your stress, your experience is valid, and you deserve and have the capacity to feel better.
You may be wondering if you would benefit from outside help navigating life’s challenges. Maybe you struggle to get through the day without getting stuck in a cycle of worry, snapping at your loved ones, or feeling weighed down by a sense of sadness. There may be a clear transition or challenge that you’re facing, like trouble growing your family or a new medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you’re struggling with something more chronic like navigating the demands of being a working parent. Whatever the source of your stress, your experience is valid, and you deserve and have the capacity to feel better.
(901) 589-5842 View (901) 589-5842
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Leigh Leslie Harrison
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCtemp, NCC
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
Leigh brings years of education and experience to help clients work through various issues. She is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can learn, grow, and make changes in order to live well in a broken world. Life can be difficult; however, her hope is that every client feels seen, heard, and understood. Recognizing that suffering is inevitable and that life brings challenges, Leigh welcomes clients who long to bring healing and redemption to their narrative. She would be honored to walk alongside you in whatever season in which you find yourself.
Leigh brings years of education and experience to help clients work through various issues. She is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can learn, grow, and make changes in order to live well in a broken world. Life can be difficult; however, her hope is that every client feels seen, heard, and understood. Recognizing that suffering is inevitable and that life brings challenges, Leigh welcomes clients who long to bring healing and redemption to their narrative. She would be honored to walk alongside you in whatever season in which you find yourself.
(901) 403-6391 x722 View (901) 403-6391 x722
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Nathan Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHCP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38119
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
Welcome! I have a drive to help those who are struggling with autism spectrum disorder, addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I work at a pace that is comfortable with you to ensure that you receive the right amount of care as possible as we go on this journey of healing together. I work to aid you with helpful coping skills, relationship building/repairing, communication skills, and finding self-identity. My objective is to get to the point where you will confidently be able to help yourself with the skills you develop over time.
(901) 445-6562 View (901) 445-6562
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The Resiliency Center of Memphis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are hanging on by a thread? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to cope with the curve balls that life is throwing at you? Do you need a safe place to figure out this journey called “life”? At The Resiliency Center of Memphis, we are here to provide you with a safe space to promote your voice and choice and walk beside you as you embark your journey of overcoming obstacles. If your car was broken, you would see a mechanic. If you wanted to travel, you would see an agent. You are making the right move by seeking out a professional to improve your mental health.
Do you feel like you are hanging on by a thread? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to cope with the curve balls that life is throwing at you? Do you need a safe place to figure out this journey called “life”? At The Resiliency Center of Memphis, we are here to provide you with a safe space to promote your voice and choice and walk beside you as you embark your journey of overcoming obstacles. If your car was broken, you would see a mechanic. If you wanted to travel, you would see an agent. You are making the right move by seeking out a professional to improve your mental health.
(901) 446-0628 View (901) 446-0628
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Jessica Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN 38120
I am a licensed masters social worker with over 5 years of experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. My approach to counseling is very individualized - you are the expert on your life, and I am here to help you make change happen.
I am a licensed masters social worker with over 5 years of experience helping clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. My approach to counseling is very individualized - you are the expert on your life, and I am here to help you make change happen.
(901) 699-4982 View (901) 699-4982

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Number of Therapists in River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN

90+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Cigna and Evernorth
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Aetna

How Therapists in River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis, TN see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral, Memphis?

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.