Therapists in Green Hills, Nashville, TN

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Sadie Miller-Daley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you have tried other methods of healing or therapy to no avail? Are you a young adult, mom, or a woman dealing with trauma, pregnancy, infertility, or difficult life transitions? Do you feel like your past has shaped certain aspects of you that you don’t want to continue to carry forward anymore? I encourage you to reach out, and explore through a free consultation how EMDR, and a holistic approach to healing may help to release you from old patterns no longer serving your mind and body. Taking a more body focused and holistic approach to healing can lead to a more comprehensive and long lasting healing.
Do you feel like you have tried other methods of healing or therapy to no avail? Are you a young adult, mom, or a woman dealing with trauma, pregnancy, infertility, or difficult life transitions? Do you feel like your past has shaped certain aspects of you that you don’t want to continue to carry forward anymore? I encourage you to reach out, and explore through a free consultation how EMDR, and a holistic approach to healing may help to release you from old patterns no longer serving your mind and body. Taking a more body focused and holistic approach to healing can lead to a more comprehensive and long lasting healing.
(615) 285-5223 View (615) 285-5223
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Michelle Elizabeth Salada
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
Hello, I am so happy you are choosing to work on your mental health. Walking with people through their respective journeys is one of my greatest passions. I know how hard it can be to start working on yourself. Sometimes the path can be a discouraging, confusing, and time consuming endeavor. It may test your persistence and take the help of others, but you are worth that investment. I will strive to provide you a coveted space for talking through whatever concerns you. I can't wait to meet and walk along side you.
Hello, I am so happy you are choosing to work on your mental health. Walking with people through their respective journeys is one of my greatest passions. I know how hard it can be to start working on yourself. Sometimes the path can be a discouraging, confusing, and time consuming endeavor. It may test your persistence and take the help of others, but you are worth that investment. I will strive to provide you a coveted space for talking through whatever concerns you. I can't wait to meet and walk along side you.
(615) 398-8303 View (615) 398-8303
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Denice P Fish
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been counseling for 28 years in a private practice setting in mental health related areas with individuals, and couples. I provide treatment for relationships, military culture and combat trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other related stress disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, adjustments, anger, and stress management. I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, license through TN Health Board, LPC/MHSP. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician for 28 years. I enjoy helping people who are diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression using EMDR.
I have been counseling for 28 years in a private practice setting in mental health related areas with individuals, and couples. I provide treatment for relationships, military culture and combat trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other related stress disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, adjustments, anger, and stress management. I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, license through TN Health Board, LPC/MHSP. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician for 28 years. I enjoy helping people who are diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression using EMDR.
(615) 266-0521 View (615) 266-0521
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Julianne Reed
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
Growth requires a willingness to be vulnerable and honest, both with ourselves and others. True healing can only occur when we are brave enough to shine a light on the darkest corners of our souls. My professional experience includes working with previously incarcerated individuals, those facing addiction, and clients dealing with trauma and relational issues. Therapy works when clients bring their courage, openness, and honesty into session. The work is not always a pleasant stroll in the park; rather, it's a challenging trek that requires resilience and determination.
Growth requires a willingness to be vulnerable and honest, both with ourselves and others. True healing can only occur when we are brave enough to shine a light on the darkest corners of our souls. My professional experience includes working with previously incarcerated individuals, those facing addiction, and clients dealing with trauma and relational issues. Therapy works when clients bring their courage, openness, and honesty into session. The work is not always a pleasant stroll in the park; rather, it's a challenging trek that requires resilience and determination.
(615) 488-5239 View (615) 488-5239
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Jasmine Robertson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Growth is necessary to have the life we are striving for. Growth allows us to develop better coping skills which helps us progress through the next set of obstacles life may throw our way. As your therapist, I want to help you grow by getting to the root of your problems as we find solutions together.
Growth is necessary to have the life we are striving for. Growth allows us to develop better coping skills which helps us progress through the next set of obstacles life may throw our way. As your therapist, I want to help you grow by getting to the root of your problems as we find solutions together.
(615) 632-0814 View (615) 632-0814
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Brittney Wilcox
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
Who are you? No really who are you underneath it all? Underneath the shame, the anxiety, the people-pleasing, the depression, and the long-lasting trauma? Your patterns tell a story, the way you carry yourself tells a story, the way you interact with others tell a story, and most importantly, the way you interact with yourself tells a story. Every intricate detail of your life tells a major story. Since childhood we have been embedded with ideas of who and what we are. By the time we reach adulthood we become a melting pot of ideas from society, family and social media. What do you have to say about you?
Who are you? No really who are you underneath it all? Underneath the shame, the anxiety, the people-pleasing, the depression, and the long-lasting trauma? Your patterns tell a story, the way you carry yourself tells a story, the way you interact with others tell a story, and most importantly, the way you interact with yourself tells a story. Every intricate detail of your life tells a major story. Since childhood we have been embedded with ideas of who and what we are. By the time we reach adulthood we become a melting pot of ideas from society, family and social media. What do you have to say about you?
(607) 400-8428 View (607) 400-8428
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Sonya Adkins
MA-CMHC
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37204
We all at times feel inadequate, have a loss of direction, identity, and/or authenticity which transitions into a loss of real relationship. Our feelings, anxiety, depression, life losses, medical conditions, and other mental health challenges can knock us off balance. I am here to walk alongside others in finding a healthy path and learning to deal with reality in a positive way. My goal is to equip clients with healthy tools to live their best lives- a life that is true to themselves, that is whole, authentic, and empowering, providing contentment & fulfillment.
We all at times feel inadequate, have a loss of direction, identity, and/or authenticity which transitions into a loss of real relationship. Our feelings, anxiety, depression, life losses, medical conditions, and other mental health challenges can knock us off balance. I am here to walk alongside others in finding a healthy path and learning to deal with reality in a positive way. My goal is to equip clients with healthy tools to live their best lives- a life that is true to themselves, that is whole, authentic, and empowering, providing contentment & fulfillment.
(615) 434-5024 View (615) 434-5024
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Westside Psych & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 12 years. I obtained my Master's Degree in counseling in 2009 and I am trained in mental health counseling and clinically trained in psychotherapy. I work primarily with individuals, helping them address diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, addiction, feeling overwhelmed/over-stressed, as well as other issues living in today's hectic world may cause.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 12 years. I obtained my Master's Degree in counseling in 2009 and I am trained in mental health counseling and clinically trained in psychotherapy. I work primarily with individuals, helping them address diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, addiction, feeling overwhelmed/over-stressed, as well as other issues living in today's hectic world may cause.
(615) 475-8461 View (615) 475-8461
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Abbie Phifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC , MHSP
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37204  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a warm and safe environment for you to explore any issues that are you are facing. We will work together to achieve your goals and start a new chapter in your life.
I strive to create a warm and safe environment for you to explore any issues that are you are facing. We will work together to achieve your goals and start a new chapter in your life.
(615) 560-9345 View (615) 560-9345
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Abby Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel like you’ll never get out of the same old routine no matter what you do. Or you think, “Even if I talk to someone about what’s going on, my clothes won’t get folded,” or, “My kid just won’t get off their Oculus. We’ve tried everything!” And, to be fair, you probably have tried everything. At least, everything that works for “everyone else”. I’m Abby. I specialize in working with people who think a little differently. Whether you’re a teen (or a parent of one), neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism, OCD, etc.), or experiencing burnout, you may have thought, “How do I get back to normal?”
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you feel like you’ll never get out of the same old routine no matter what you do. Or you think, “Even if I talk to someone about what’s going on, my clothes won’t get folded,” or, “My kid just won’t get off their Oculus. We’ve tried everything!” And, to be fair, you probably have tried everything. At least, everything that works for “everyone else”. I’m Abby. I specialize in working with people who think a little differently. Whether you’re a teen (or a parent of one), neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism, OCD, etc.), or experiencing burnout, you may have thought, “How do I get back to normal?”
(629) 218-4683 View (629) 218-4683
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Jamila J Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
(615) 455-3383 View (615) 455-3383
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Jerry Mayberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
I provide therapy with individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. With over 18 years’ experience in the mental health field, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address the challenges you are facing in your life. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Much of my job is to ask you questions you may not have asked yourself, to help you think about yourself and your problems in a new way.
I provide therapy with individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. With over 18 years’ experience in the mental health field, I provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address the challenges you are facing in your life. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. Much of my job is to ask you questions you may not have asked yourself, to help you think about yourself and your problems in a new way.
(615) 560-8328 View (615) 560-8328
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Ron Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
At Excel Life Therapy, we support individuals, couples, and families navigating life's challenges. Using tailored tools and strategies, we guide you toward growth, healing, and wholeness. Partner with us to become the best version of yourself!
At Excel Life Therapy, we support individuals, couples, and families navigating life's challenges. Using tailored tools and strategies, we guide you toward growth, healing, and wholeness. Partner with us to become the best version of yourself!
(615) 488-8272 View (615) 488-8272
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Ben Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
(615) 900-2092 View (615) 900-2092
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Grace Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
We are meant to live in relational wholeness. The therapist-client relationship is based on trust. In a warm and welcoming environment – free of judgement – you will have the opportunity to be fully seen and heard, safe to share your struggles. This is an invitation to simply show up and sit amidst kindness and gentleness, to uncover, identify, and process what lies beneath the heart’s pain.
We are meant to live in relational wholeness. The therapist-client relationship is based on trust. In a warm and welcoming environment – free of judgement – you will have the opportunity to be fully seen and heard, safe to share your struggles. This is an invitation to simply show up and sit amidst kindness and gentleness, to uncover, identify, and process what lies beneath the heart’s pain.
(615) 560-8459 View (615) 560-8459
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Lisa McGovern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37205
Do you need help bringing Connection, Peace and Balance to your life or relationships? Many of us do because we run from one thing to another, without enough of ourselves to go around. We can struggle in our life or relationships and need to regain our balance or even create a new one. We get weighed down by anxiety, sadness or feeling we aren’t understood. We have trouble expressing our feelings and needs or understanding the important people in our lives. I can help you feel heard and understood and strengthen the connections in your life. My goal is to empower people and help them discover how to live a life that feels better.
Do you need help bringing Connection, Peace and Balance to your life or relationships? Many of us do because we run from one thing to another, without enough of ourselves to go around. We can struggle in our life or relationships and need to regain our balance or even create a new one. We get weighed down by anxiety, sadness or feeling we aren’t understood. We have trouble expressing our feelings and needs or understanding the important people in our lives. I can help you feel heard and understood and strengthen the connections in your life. My goal is to empower people and help them discover how to live a life that feels better.
(615) 412-5449 View (615) 412-5449
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Sarah Dowdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou Hello! My name is Sarah and I would love to get the chance to provide a safe relationship that would give you the space for personal growth and healing. I am here to help you at the pace that fits your needs. You are the expert in your own life and everyone deserves happiness.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou Hello! My name is Sarah and I would love to get the chance to provide a safe relationship that would give you the space for personal growth and healing. I am here to help you at the pace that fits your needs. You are the expert in your own life and everyone deserves happiness.
(615) 375-4759 View (615) 375-4759
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Stephanie Hathcock Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
As a CBT and DBT Psychologist, National Speaker, hospital consultant, and clinical supervisor for Vanderbilt University, I have successfully helped veterans, teens, psychologists, physicians, attorneys, students, celebrities, and homemakers feel better and improve their lives. My business, PSYCHē, PLLC is founded upon the belief that going the extra mile makes all the difference. People need real support and real solutions—not just a nod and concerned look. My job is to help—my clients tell me how. I'm a member of PSYPACT which means I can see clients in every state that is a member of PSYPACT and I am also licensed in MA.
As a CBT and DBT Psychologist, National Speaker, hospital consultant, and clinical supervisor for Vanderbilt University, I have successfully helped veterans, teens, psychologists, physicians, attorneys, students, celebrities, and homemakers feel better and improve their lives. My business, PSYCHē, PLLC is founded upon the belief that going the extra mile makes all the difference. People need real support and real solutions—not just a nod and concerned look. My job is to help—my clients tell me how. I'm a member of PSYPACT which means I can see clients in every state that is a member of PSYPACT and I am also licensed in MA.
(615) 745-1019 View (615) 745-1019
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John Waide
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37215
Not accepting new clients
If something inside is holding you back from experiencing your full potential to love, work, and play -- I might be the person to help you to the next level (whether by getting you out of the hole or helping you to new heights). I focus on the whole, unique person, not merely the problems or wounds a person brings in, so my approach is not limited to specific circumstances or diagnoses.
If something inside is holding you back from experiencing your full potential to love, work, and play -- I might be the person to help you to the next level (whether by getting you out of the hole or helping you to new heights). I focus on the whole, unique person, not merely the problems or wounds a person brings in, so my approach is not limited to specific circumstances or diagnoses.
(615) 400-5911 View (615) 400-5911
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Morgan Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Green Hills, Nashville, TN 37212
Life can often be difficult and hard to navigate, and I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change. Therapy with me is a challenging, yet warm process that entails self-reflection and honest conversation. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space.
Life can often be difficult and hard to navigate, and I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change. Therapy with me is a challenging, yet warm process that entails self-reflection and honest conversation. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space.
(615) 551-3298 View (615) 551-3298

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Number of Therapists in Green Hills, Nashville, TN

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Green Hills, Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
84% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Green Hills, Nashville, TN see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Green Hills, Nashville?

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.