Therapists in West Campus, Austin, TX

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James Pobanz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
James Pobanz, LCSW, LCDC My goal is to create a safe space for you to bring your whole self. I believe sometimes you need to fall apart to start putting the pieces back together, and I hope to develop a trusting relationship with you so you can do just that. As a counselor, I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgment. I find it a privilege to journey with a client.
James Pobanz, LCSW, LCDC My goal is to create a safe space for you to bring your whole self. I believe sometimes you need to fall apart to start putting the pieces back together, and I hope to develop a trusting relationship with you so you can do just that. As a counselor, I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgment. I find it a privilege to journey with a client.
(737) 250-7696 View (737) 250-7696
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Shelby Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I am trained in EMDR and a Board Approved Supervisor for LMSW's. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, regaining control over your life can seem over-whelming and impossible, but you are not alone, I can help. I see adults dealing with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, attachment issues, disruptive life transitions, have a history of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, and unhappy childhood experiences. Together we can stabilize your mental well-being, increase your self-regulation and ability to cope, and help you reestablish a sense of safety in the world.
I am trained in EMDR and a Board Approved Supervisor for LMSW's. If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, regaining control over your life can seem over-whelming and impossible, but you are not alone, I can help. I see adults dealing with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, attachment issues, disruptive life transitions, have a history of sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, and unhappy childhood experiences. Together we can stabilize your mental well-being, increase your self-regulation and ability to cope, and help you reestablish a sense of safety in the world.
(512) 337-4433 View (512) 337-4433
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Mark Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
What is psychodynamic psychotherapy? It’s therapy that recognizes that symptoms, problems, and struggles have meaning and that learning about their meaning––especially meaning that is outside our awareness––allows us to see our struggles in context and make better choices based on new learning about ourselves. Therapy works best when it feels like a safe place to engage in a process of curious exploration. Through understanding and being understood, most people find they can make clearer choices, take charge of their lives, build healthier relationships.
What is psychodynamic psychotherapy? It’s therapy that recognizes that symptoms, problems, and struggles have meaning and that learning about their meaning––especially meaning that is outside our awareness––allows us to see our struggles in context and make better choices based on new learning about ourselves. Therapy works best when it feels like a safe place to engage in a process of curious exploration. Through understanding and being understood, most people find they can make clearer choices, take charge of their lives, build healthier relationships.
(737) 300-6495 View (737) 300-6495
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LeAnn Dapper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult and full of unexpected challenges. I work with adolescents, adults and families in addressing these challenges, finding new ways to cope and function more effectively. I have experience treating disordered eating, body image, self harm, anxiety, interpersonal issues and depression. I also have experience assisting those going through life transitions such as divorce, job changes, and grief. While having been trained in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, I also incorporate other theoretical backgrounds in my approach, depending on client need and individual personality.
Life can be difficult and full of unexpected challenges. I work with adolescents, adults and families in addressing these challenges, finding new ways to cope and function more effectively. I have experience treating disordered eating, body image, self harm, anxiety, interpersonal issues and depression. I also have experience assisting those going through life transitions such as divorce, job changes, and grief. While having been trained in dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, I also incorporate other theoretical backgrounds in my approach, depending on client need and individual personality.
(737) 204-1991 View (737) 204-1991
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Pivot Psychology Austin, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, dealing with stress at home or work, struggling with pervasive mental health concerns, or simply want to know yourself better- we can help you mindfully navigate challenges and develop new perspectives and coping methods. We believe in the power of feeling seen and understood. We strive to meet you just as you are. Our approach integrates evidence-based practices into person-centered, individualized care.
Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, dealing with stress at home or work, struggling with pervasive mental health concerns, or simply want to know yourself better- we can help you mindfully navigate challenges and develop new perspectives and coping methods. We believe in the power of feeling seen and understood. We strive to meet you just as you are. Our approach integrates evidence-based practices into person-centered, individualized care.
(512) 855-2377 View (512) 855-2377
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Stephanie Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
How do you define adulthood in a modern world? No one tells you how to be an adult. Or maybe too many people tell you too many things. And how do you know when you’ve gotten there? The answer to this question is different for everyone. It’s not surprising you’re feeling lost, confused, anxious, or depressed thinking about adulthood. Our brains continue to develop well into our mid-20s, yet society expects us to have things figured out by then. I know I definitely didn’t! People wait much longer to meet the milestones of previous generations, and then are just expected to know how to navigate everything in the meantime.
How do you define adulthood in a modern world? No one tells you how to be an adult. Or maybe too many people tell you too many things. And how do you know when you’ve gotten there? The answer to this question is different for everyone. It’s not surprising you’re feeling lost, confused, anxious, or depressed thinking about adulthood. Our brains continue to develop well into our mid-20s, yet society expects us to have things figured out by then. I know I definitely didn’t! People wait much longer to meet the milestones of previous generations, and then are just expected to know how to navigate everything in the meantime.
(512) 601-6860 View (512) 601-6860
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Andrea Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I am interested in getting to know each of my clients and forming a close, collaborative relationship that affords them the freedom to learn more about themselves. Creating this type of unique relationship is invaluable to the therapeutic process. The opportunity to grow in self awareness can be a powerful way to learn about what motivates us and how our histories affect us throughout our lives. I have both personal and professional experience with individuals in the LBGTQ community, and extensive work helping people with disabilities entering the workforce.
I am interested in getting to know each of my clients and forming a close, collaborative relationship that affords them the freedom to learn more about themselves. Creating this type of unique relationship is invaluable to the therapeutic process. The opportunity to grow in self awareness can be a powerful way to learn about what motivates us and how our histories affect us throughout our lives. I have both personal and professional experience with individuals in the LBGTQ community, and extensive work helping people with disabilities entering the workforce.
(737) 210-3872 View (737) 210-3872
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Caleigh Balsamo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or just stretched thin? Maybe you’ve been struggling to feel connected – both to yourself and others? Navigating these experiences can be scary, exhausting, and might leave you feeling hopeless, but the good news is… you’ve made it here, and I want to help. Together we can safely explore the past, learn to stay mindful in the present, and work to improve your future. I welcome college students and adults who face a range of issues such as anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, relationship challenges, life transitions, and poor self-esteem.
Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or just stretched thin? Maybe you’ve been struggling to feel connected – both to yourself and others? Navigating these experiences can be scary, exhausting, and might leave you feeling hopeless, but the good news is… you’ve made it here, and I want to help. Together we can safely explore the past, learn to stay mindful in the present, and work to improve your future. I welcome college students and adults who face a range of issues such as anxiety, perfectionism, grief and loss, relationship challenges, life transitions, and poor self-esteem.
(512) 872-4638 View (512) 872-4638
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Julie Biechlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
The symptoms of grief can be confusing and scary and friends and family don't always understand what you are going through. My clinical and personal experience with grief and loss can help you navigate your grief journey in a safe and compassionate space. My role is to join with you to witness your process, normalize and validate your experience and collaborate to create your new identity and hope for the future.
The symptoms of grief can be confusing and scary and friends and family don't always understand what you are going through. My clinical and personal experience with grief and loss can help you navigate your grief journey in a safe and compassionate space. My role is to join with you to witness your process, normalize and validate your experience and collaborate to create your new identity and hope for the future.
(737) 265-2098 x59 View (737) 265-2098 x59
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Robert Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I am committed to providing a safe and accepting environment where individuals and families can find help and hope while looking to make a change in their lives. I am a systems therapist who specializes in dealing with children, parents, couples, & family dynamics. I believe strongly that laughter is an effective tool and do my best to make therapy both fun and effective.
I am committed to providing a safe and accepting environment where individuals and families can find help and hope while looking to make a change in their lives. I am a systems therapist who specializes in dealing with children, parents, couples, & family dynamics. I believe strongly that laughter is an effective tool and do my best to make therapy both fun and effective.
(281) 607-7902 View (281) 607-7902
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David Burks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
We can’t get around suffering sometimes in this life, but we can learn to live with dignity and grace, and we can know joy. Whether you are having questions of a spiritual nature, feeling stuck in your life, or needing to be free of deep and abiding pain, I stand ready to walk with you on the path of healing. I can say this with confidence because I have made this journey myself. My own experience with therapy helped me to understand that human beings are not machines that break and need to be fixed. They are beings that course correct; they mold and are molded by their environment.
We can’t get around suffering sometimes in this life, but we can learn to live with dignity and grace, and we can know joy. Whether you are having questions of a spiritual nature, feeling stuck in your life, or needing to be free of deep and abiding pain, I stand ready to walk with you on the path of healing. I can say this with confidence because I have made this journey myself. My own experience with therapy helped me to understand that human beings are not machines that break and need to be fixed. They are beings that course correct; they mold and are molded by their environment.
(512) 812-8958 View (512) 812-8958
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Ariel Cross
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I’m Ariel Cross, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. My goal is to help individuals who struggle with OCD, anxiety, and other difficulties so they can live a healthier, happier life. I work well with individuals who are stressed out, burned out, and have been told they’re “Overthinkers.” My approach meshes well with people who identify as highly anxious but have difficulties with managing their symptoms. I work to create a sense of safety and comfort within session. It’s my goal to be as genuine and understanding as possible to create an area where a person feels comfortable talking about difficult problems.
I’m Ariel Cross, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. My goal is to help individuals who struggle with OCD, anxiety, and other difficulties so they can live a healthier, happier life. I work well with individuals who are stressed out, burned out, and have been told they’re “Overthinkers.” My approach meshes well with people who identify as highly anxious but have difficulties with managing their symptoms. I work to create a sense of safety and comfort within session. It’s my goal to be as genuine and understanding as possible to create an area where a person feels comfortable talking about difficult problems.
(430) 213-3106 View (430) 213-3106
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Christi Goll
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, LCDCi
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I work with teens and young adults who are struggling with substance use, mental health symptoms, relationship issues, and other life stressors. Clients and I will work to set goals towards recovery, managing mental health symptoms, improving effective healthy coping skills, and navigating educational/professional success. I have worked in various social service settings, from acute psychiatric stabilization and addiction recovery to unhoused youth. Working in various roles within the field of social services has given me a unique advantage in providing you with the best possible care as I am able to see the bigger picture.
I work with teens and young adults who are struggling with substance use, mental health symptoms, relationship issues, and other life stressors. Clients and I will work to set goals towards recovery, managing mental health symptoms, improving effective healthy coping skills, and navigating educational/professional success. I have worked in various social service settings, from acute psychiatric stabilization and addiction recovery to unhoused youth. Working in various roles within the field of social services has given me a unique advantage in providing you with the best possible care as I am able to see the bigger picture.
(737) 302-4970 View (737) 302-4970
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Asli Baykal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst experienced in working with older adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and struggles with family dynamics, mood disorders, substance abuse, college and life transition anxieties - and those helping family members with these problems. My style is warm, engaged and collaborative. While I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, my orientation is primarily psychodynamic, which means I start with the assumption that the sources of distress can be complex and often outside our immediate awareness.
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst experienced in working with older adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems and struggles with family dynamics, mood disorders, substance abuse, college and life transition anxieties - and those helping family members with these problems. My style is warm, engaged and collaborative. While I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, my orientation is primarily psychodynamic, which means I start with the assumption that the sources of distress can be complex and often outside our immediate awareness.
(617) 580-5291 View (617) 580-5291
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Gambling Recovery Center, Christopher W Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ICGC-II, BACC
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
If you are struggling with gambling and/or sex addiction, or your long term addiction recovery, you've reached the right place.
If you are struggling with gambling and/or sex addiction, or your long term addiction recovery, you've reached the right place.
(847) 453-3758 View (847) 453-3758
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Bethany Kimbell LPC-Associate Supervised by Lauren Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Bethany is here for the person who is finally ready to talk about 'the thing' they have been trying to hide from or push down. Bethany believes in tenderly entering into difficult parts of the client's story. She helps clients work through painful feelings & thoughts, instead of explaining them away, so that they can ultimately experience healing in their hurting places. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, emotional trauma, and relationship issues.
Bethany is here for the person who is finally ready to talk about 'the thing' they have been trying to hide from or push down. Bethany believes in tenderly entering into difficult parts of the client's story. She helps clients work through painful feelings & thoughts, instead of explaining them away, so that they can ultimately experience healing in their hurting places. Her main areas of focus include anxiety, emotional trauma, and relationship issues.
(737) 234-8832 View (737) 234-8832
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Elaine Yip
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
Congratulations on taking a step towards your healing. I know how important it is to find someone with whom you feel safe and can guide you in meeting your goals. So thank you for your interest in me as your potential therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and graduated with my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2011. I have over a decade of experience in the health and mental health fields including community health, community mental health, and hospice.
Congratulations on taking a step towards your healing. I know how important it is to find someone with whom you feel safe and can guide you in meeting your goals. So thank you for your interest in me as your potential therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and graduated with my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California in 2011. I have over a decade of experience in the health and mental health fields including community health, community mental health, and hospice.
(512) 488-0831 View (512) 488-0831
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Kemi Yemi-Ese
Licensed Professional Counselor, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
Not accepting new clients
**Currently not accepting new clients** I am just beginning my career as a counselor and I am excited to start gaining more experience in this helping field. My focus is addressing the therapeutic needs of clients with disabilities, but I am also equipped and eager to help clients whose challenges are in the areas of anxiety, coping skills, and stress management as well.
**Currently not accepting new clients** I am just beginning my career as a counselor and I am excited to start gaining more experience in this helping field. My focus is addressing the therapeutic needs of clients with disabilities, but I am also equipped and eager to help clients whose challenges are in the areas of anxiety, coping skills, and stress management as well.
(832) 906-7997 View (832) 906-7997
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Hilary Neblett
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
Hi there, I'm Hilary - a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by M. Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S, and I help people reconnect to what matters most to them amidst the stressors, uncertainty, anxieties and unrealistic expectations of modern life. I enjoy working with young adults and men experiencing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating/ body image concerns, self-esteem, life transitions/dissatisfaction, and trauma. A particular interest of mine is working with athletes, fitness enthusiasts and movement lovers of all kinds who are navigating their relationships to their bodies post-injury.
Hi there, I'm Hilary - a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by M. Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S, and I help people reconnect to what matters most to them amidst the stressors, uncertainty, anxieties and unrealistic expectations of modern life. I enjoy working with young adults and men experiencing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating/ body image concerns, self-esteem, life transitions/dissatisfaction, and trauma. A particular interest of mine is working with athletes, fitness enthusiasts and movement lovers of all kinds who are navigating their relationships to their bodies post-injury.
(512) 456-9298 x82 View (512) 456-9298 x82
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Thomas Khang Dong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Campus, Austin, TX 78705
I enjoy working with college students, professionals in healthcare, caregivers, singles that are dating/looking to date, single parents, newly divorced or separated, and specifically young adult couples looking to improve their relationships amidst juggling school, work, new baby, or life transitions. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals who struggle with the bi-cultural experience and inter-generational conflicts.
I enjoy working with college students, professionals in healthcare, caregivers, singles that are dating/looking to date, single parents, newly divorced or separated, and specifically young adult couples looking to improve their relationships amidst juggling school, work, new baby, or life transitions. I also have a strong interest in helping individuals who struggle with the bi-cultural experience and inter-generational conflicts.
(737) 204-4001 View (737) 204-4001
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Number of Therapists in West Campus, Austin, TX

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Campus, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
78% Self Esteem
78% Life Transitions
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in West Campus, Austin, TX see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Campus, Austin?

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.