Therapists in Bowie County, TX

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Photo of Michaela Watson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Michaela Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75501  (Online Only)
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. I will be there for you through out your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. I will be there for you through out your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
(903) 354-8515 View (903) 354-8515
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Chassity Harper
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, LMFT-A, EMDR
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Thank you for stopping by. You're taking the courageous first step to say it ends here and now, and I need support. You're feeling discouraged. You've tried everything. You want to connect but struggle to find joy and be heard. Maybe you've told your story, but no one is listening. I can help. I offer compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental space to find hope and change. Together we navigate those emotions, triggers, panic and learn ways to heal, communicate and walk in the empowerment you need to step into a healthier headspace, relationships and life.
Thank you for stopping by. You're taking the courageous first step to say it ends here and now, and I need support. You're feeling discouraged. You've tried everything. You want to connect but struggle to find joy and be heard. Maybe you've told your story, but no one is listening. I can help. I offer compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental space to find hope and change. Together we navigate those emotions, triggers, panic and learn ways to heal, communicate and walk in the empowerment you need to step into a healthier headspace, relationships and life.
(903) 320-4952 View (903) 320-4952
Photo of Jennifer Kern, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Jennifer Kern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75503
Congratulations! By engaging in research to find a counselor in your area you have taken the first step on a courageous journey. As your counselor I will share the tools I've gathered to assist you with your journey in improving your mental health. Counseling is not a means to an end, rather the beginning of a process to ongoing well being. Change may on occasion be easy and quick. More often times change can be slow and frustrating as there are no "magic pills" or instant cures. However you can learn helpful new ways to look at your problems.
Congratulations! By engaging in research to find a counselor in your area you have taken the first step on a courageous journey. As your counselor I will share the tools I've gathered to assist you with your journey in improving your mental health. Counseling is not a means to an end, rather the beginning of a process to ongoing well being. Change may on occasion be easy and quick. More often times change can be slow and frustrating as there are no "magic pills" or instant cures. However you can learn helpful new ways to look at your problems.
(903) 263-0102 View (903) 263-0102
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Charity Bennett - Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CARS, CHST
Verified Verified
Boston, TX 75570
What if what you FEAR the most will HEAL you the most? - Charity Bennett-Kinney, PhD, LPC-S I enjoy working with individuals with varying mental / emotional challenges. I work very hard to provide an environment where clients feel comfortable and safe to discuss the issues causing them distress and concern, but to also provide a therapeutic environment where I can challenge a client to grow and move toward a mentally healthier life.
What if what you FEAR the most will HEAL you the most? - Charity Bennett-Kinney, PhD, LPC-S I enjoy working with individuals with varying mental / emotional challenges. I work very hard to provide an environment where clients feel comfortable and safe to discuss the issues causing them distress and concern, but to also provide a therapeutic environment where I can challenge a client to grow and move toward a mentally healthier life.
(806) 230-2496 View (806) 230-2496
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Ashley M Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
If you're struggling to connect with your teen, if you've experienced a significant trauma with no idea how to move forward, or if you've ever experienced or are currently struggling with an eating disorder...I would love to help you on your journey. My name is Ashley Cooper, and I am excited to meet you! If you've found yourself looking for a friendly, outgoing counseling professional to work with you through life's challenges, please consider seeing me at Cooper's Counseling, located in Texarkana, Texas. I am also online at www.CoopersCounseling.com . I look forward to getting to know you!
If you're struggling to connect with your teen, if you've experienced a significant trauma with no idea how to move forward, or if you've ever experienced or are currently struggling with an eating disorder...I would love to help you on your journey. My name is Ashley Cooper, and I am excited to meet you! If you've found yourself looking for a friendly, outgoing counseling professional to work with you through life's challenges, please consider seeing me at Cooper's Counseling, located in Texarkana, Texas. I am also online at www.CoopersCounseling.com . I look forward to getting to know you!
(430) 237-2053 View (430) 237-2053
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Cindy Stanga Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am Cindy. Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your life? Do you feel like you need to clone yourself to "get it all done?" Do you feel misunderstood and wish there were more affirming supports in your life? I help high-functioning individuals learn to overcome the burdens of anxiety and feelings of inadequacy so they can live productive and fulfilling lives.
Hello there! I am Cindy. Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of your life? Do you feel like you need to clone yourself to "get it all done?" Do you feel misunderstood and wish there were more affirming supports in your life? I help high-functioning individuals learn to overcome the burdens of anxiety and feelings of inadequacy so they can live productive and fulfilling lives.
(903) 623-6713 View (903) 623-6713
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Mickey L. Power II
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
This is the beginning of your journey to personal freedom and self-realization. The process of your therapy will provide the unhindered exploration of unhealthy expectations and underlying emotions that have inhibited the achievement of your full potential. During your therapy, I will collaborate with you to identify these patterns and empower your control of daily struggles.
This is the beginning of your journey to personal freedom and self-realization. The process of your therapy will provide the unhindered exploration of unhealthy expectations and underlying emotions that have inhibited the achievement of your full potential. During your therapy, I will collaborate with you to identify these patterns and empower your control of daily struggles.
(903) 686-1648 View (903) 686-1648
Corey Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
I admire your courage for reaching out and getting help. I like to tell my clients "let's walk this journey together". My goal is to help individuals become the best version of themselves while working through life's struggles. I have experience in helping people with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, motivation, self-esteem, and improving confidence. I look forward to working with you.
I admire your courage for reaching out and getting help. I like to tell my clients "let's walk this journey together". My goal is to help individuals become the best version of themselves while working through life's struggles. I have experience in helping people with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, motivation, self-esteem, and improving confidence. I look forward to working with you.
(430) 245-7057 View (430) 245-7057
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Lily McBryde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75501  (Online Only)
If you are finding anxiety, depression, substance use, or other mental health issues are playing a larger role in your life than you would like, it may be time to connect with a professional. As an LPC, I am always building upon my training and experience. I provide a boutique style private counseling practice that aims to assist individuals with self-exploration and living thriving lives. I take an individualized approach with each client I see - we all come from different backgrounds and have different family dynamics, and my counseling style reflects that.
If you are finding anxiety, depression, substance use, or other mental health issues are playing a larger role in your life than you would like, it may be time to connect with a professional. As an LPC, I am always building upon my training and experience. I provide a boutique style private counseling practice that aims to assist individuals with self-exploration and living thriving lives. I take an individualized approach with each client I see - we all come from different backgrounds and have different family dynamics, and my counseling style reflects that.
(903) 648-7709 View (903) 648-7709
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Lisa A McCafferty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75503  (Online Only)
I help people resolve the trauma, fears, or life transitions that cause depression and anxiety. My approach is direct, respectful, and kind. If you fight unwanted thoughts or behaviors, I can help you end the cycle of secrets, excuses, and lies and reestablish trust. If your family relationships are in chaos, I can help you open up and communicate without escalating emotions. I work in deep confidence and without judgement to help clients uncover the symptoms, events, or situations that keep them from living a life of peace and joy.
I help people resolve the trauma, fears, or life transitions that cause depression and anxiety. My approach is direct, respectful, and kind. If you fight unwanted thoughts or behaviors, I can help you end the cycle of secrets, excuses, and lies and reestablish trust. If your family relationships are in chaos, I can help you open up and communicate without escalating emotions. I work in deep confidence and without judgement to help clients uncover the symptoms, events, or situations that keep them from living a life of peace and joy.
(512) 942-0924 View (512) 942-0924
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Texarkana Eclectic Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75503
I am the founder, owner, and therapist for Texarkana Eclectic Counseling. I strive to provide a warm, comfortable place for clients to feel safe. I help clients that are struggling with daily life issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management along with many other issues. The holidays are approaching and is often a time when people feel overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. Counseling is a journey where the client and I develop coping skills, a plan, and goals to help them deal with what they are struggling with to live a healthy peaceful life. I use different counseling techniques to fit each unique client.
I am the founder, owner, and therapist for Texarkana Eclectic Counseling. I strive to provide a warm, comfortable place for clients to feel safe. I help clients that are struggling with daily life issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management along with many other issues. The holidays are approaching and is often a time when people feel overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. Counseling is a journey where the client and I develop coping skills, a plan, and goals to help them deal with what they are struggling with to live a healthy peaceful life. I use different counseling techniques to fit each unique client.
(903) 270-5510 View (903) 270-5510
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Katie A Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RYT200
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Hi! I’m the founder, owner, and counselor for Hope Centered Counseling LLC, in Texarkana, Texas. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Texas and Oklahoma. I’m also a certified yoga teacher. I have worked in the field of mental health for 8 years. My therapeutic approach has been shaped by my professional and personal experiences, as well as my education and training. I see therapy as an incredibly powerful and meaningful process that changes lives and creates huge transformations. I consider it an amazing privilege to be a part of a person’s journey of understanding, healing, and growth.
Hi! I’m the founder, owner, and counselor for Hope Centered Counseling LLC, in Texarkana, Texas. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Texas and Oklahoma. I’m also a certified yoga teacher. I have worked in the field of mental health for 8 years. My therapeutic approach has been shaped by my professional and personal experiences, as well as my education and training. I see therapy as an incredibly powerful and meaningful process that changes lives and creates huge transformations. I consider it an amazing privilege to be a part of a person’s journey of understanding, healing, and growth.
(430) 206-1365 View (430) 206-1365
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Myra E Loving
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Not accepting new clients
Using an eclectic approach of various therapeutic approaches, I will help guide you to find the right approach and answers to the challenges you face in your life. As the process is quite often very intense, I can help you with uncovering the emotions related from past unresolved traumas and current issues that effect your life today. Having support in therapy helps you to do the hard work needed to improve your quality of life and emotional balance. Starting therapy can be daunting in and of itself so I try to make this a warm, comfortable and inviting experience to help you with beginning a journey toward self-discovery.
Using an eclectic approach of various therapeutic approaches, I will help guide you to find the right approach and answers to the challenges you face in your life. As the process is quite often very intense, I can help you with uncovering the emotions related from past unresolved traumas and current issues that effect your life today. Having support in therapy helps you to do the hard work needed to improve your quality of life and emotional balance. Starting therapy can be daunting in and of itself so I try to make this a warm, comfortable and inviting experience to help you with beginning a journey toward self-discovery.
(903) 306-1796 View (903) 306-1796
Photo of Laney Bassham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Laney Bassham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75503  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stretched, beat down, frazzled, or just going through the motions? Would you or others describe yourself as anxious, depressed, stressed or "burnout"? Maybe you notice experiences from the past continue to disrupt your present life and future goals. Whatever your presenting issues and symptoms, you recognize this is not how you want to continue approaching life!
Are you feeling stretched, beat down, frazzled, or just going through the motions? Would you or others describe yourself as anxious, depressed, stressed or "burnout"? Maybe you notice experiences from the past continue to disrupt your present life and future goals. Whatever your presenting issues and symptoms, you recognize this is not how you want to continue approaching life!
(903) 308-3221 View (903) 308-3221
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Melissa Lynn Gary
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, Intern
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Hi, I am Melissa Gary, and I want to meet you right where you are. I have a heart for those suffering from substance abuse. I also help clients who are struggling from anxiety, depression, and codependency. As a survivor of substance abuse I understand what your going through and can guide you on this journey. I aim to provide you the tools and techniques to be successful. I provide a welcoming, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. I am a Counseling Intern in the final stages of Licensure; I will be offering services to clients at a reduced rate of $35 a session from now until July 2024! I hope to take the next step with you.
Hi, I am Melissa Gary, and I want to meet you right where you are. I have a heart for those suffering from substance abuse. I also help clients who are struggling from anxiety, depression, and codependency. As a survivor of substance abuse I understand what your going through and can guide you on this journey. I aim to provide you the tools and techniques to be successful. I provide a welcoming, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere. I am a Counseling Intern in the final stages of Licensure; I will be offering services to clients at a reduced rate of $35 a session from now until July 2024! I hope to take the next step with you.
(430) 400-4579 View (430) 400-4579
Photo of Texarkana Holistic Counseling PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Texarkana Holistic Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BSN
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
I am a holistic Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Texas. As holistic counselor I take into consideration the physical, spiritual, psychological, ethnic and socioeconomic components that make you unique. Even in my 20+ years career as ICU nurse I have subscribed to the holistic approach to patient care. Though it's well known that mind and body interact, unfortunately many practitioners seem to overlook this important fact.
I am a holistic Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the state of Texas. As holistic counselor I take into consideration the physical, spiritual, psychological, ethnic and socioeconomic components that make you unique. Even in my 20+ years career as ICU nurse I have subscribed to the holistic approach to patient care. Though it's well known that mind and body interact, unfortunately many practitioners seem to overlook this important fact.
(903) 307-3650 View (903) 307-3650
Photo of Elizabeth Penick-Ace Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Elizabeth Penick-Ace Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Deep emotional pain, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can be symptoms of trauma or abuse. It can feel overwhelming until you just "don't want to do this anymore". Maybe you've read or heard about others who are experiencing relationship problems, have PTSD symptoms, are deeply sad or experiencing panic attacks, and you know exactly how it feels. "Normal" life has its ups and downs, but if you resonate with any of the above, you have probably experienced some abnormally stressful, traumatic life events. Any of them can become barriers to making and keeping meaningful connections with others or leading productive lives.
Deep emotional pain, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can be symptoms of trauma or abuse. It can feel overwhelming until you just "don't want to do this anymore". Maybe you've read or heard about others who are experiencing relationship problems, have PTSD symptoms, are deeply sad or experiencing panic attacks, and you know exactly how it feels. "Normal" life has its ups and downs, but if you resonate with any of the above, you have probably experienced some abnormally stressful, traumatic life events. Any of them can become barriers to making and keeping meaningful connections with others or leading productive lives.
(430) 625-4570 View (430) 625-4570
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Zusha Womens Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, CTP, CDBT, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75503  (Online Only)
FINALLY, A PLACE FOR WOMEN. I created Zusha Women’s Counseling so women could have a place where we could discuss our struggle. In the past years, we have been asked to do more but with little support. My goal as a therapist is to address that struggle and provide that environment where we can work as a team to heal. In the past, I have had experience working in inpatient, outpatient and state agencies, where I have served young children to older adults.
FINALLY, A PLACE FOR WOMEN. I created Zusha Women’s Counseling so women could have a place where we could discuss our struggle. In the past years, we have been asked to do more but with little support. My goal as a therapist is to address that struggle and provide that environment where we can work as a team to heal. In the past, I have had experience working in inpatient, outpatient and state agencies, where I have served young children to older adults.
(903) 701-5355 View (903) 701-5355
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Andrea Dawn Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCDC, <!-- Pr
Verified Verified
De Kalb, TX 75559  (Online Only)
I am honored to be able to assist others with challenges throughout life and I have been counseling clients for over 15 years. I have worked with trauma, and criminal justice issues as well as using play therapy. I am trauma focused and I believe trauma colors our behaviors and our future self. I use Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy to explore past trauma that is affecting your life.
I am honored to be able to assist others with challenges throughout life and I have been counseling clients for over 15 years. I have worked with trauma, and criminal justice issues as well as using play therapy. I am trauma focused and I believe trauma colors our behaviors and our future self. I use Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy to explore past trauma that is affecting your life.
(430) 304-1062 View (430) 304-1062
Photo of Lisa Cunningham Love, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bowie County, TX
Lisa Cunningham Love
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
I am a meaning focused therapist. My passion is helping people learn how to live their best lives. I work with children, teens and adults. I also teach parent training and boundary development with parents of small children. I can help you heal your pain, learn from and move on from your past or just learn some healthy coping strategies. I tailor my therapeutic strategies to best fit you and your unique needs. I provide a judgement free space for my clients to learn, grow and heal.
I am a meaning focused therapist. My passion is helping people learn how to live their best lives. I work with children, teens and adults. I also teach parent training and boundary development with parents of small children. I can help you heal your pain, learn from and move on from your past or just learn some healthy coping strategies. I tailor my therapeutic strategies to best fit you and your unique needs. I provide a judgement free space for my clients to learn, grow and heal.
(430) 200-5422 View (430) 200-5422

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Number of Therapists in Bowie County, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in Bowie County, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
80% Depression
76% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD
58% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Bowie County, TX see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bowie County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.