Therapists in Brazoria County, TX

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Photo of Sherman Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brazoria County, TX
Sherman Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
Sherman Murphy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, and Certified Special Education Instructor. He has a total of 20 years of experience as an educator with 9 years in mental health. He is passionate about assisting adolescents, adults, and couples to achieve their full potential through rigorous attention to personal growth. Sherman specializes in sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, school-based issues, relationship complications, LGBTQIA difficulties, and faith-based barriers.
Sherman Murphy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, and Certified Special Education Instructor. He has a total of 20 years of experience as an educator with 9 years in mental health. He is passionate about assisting adolescents, adults, and couples to achieve their full potential through rigorous attention to personal growth. Sherman specializes in sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, school-based issues, relationship complications, LGBTQIA difficulties, and faith-based barriers.
(832) 430-7695 View (832) 430-7695
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Ginnean Cleveland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
My goal is for you to be so strong in yourself that you can recognize what you have to offer the world, strengthen areas that have caused misalignment in your life, set boundaries where needed so that when you give, you give abundantly, fully, and willingly to your family, friends, colleagues and community
My goal is for you to be so strong in yourself that you can recognize what you have to offer the world, strengthen areas that have caused misalignment in your life, set boundaries where needed so that when you give, you give abundantly, fully, and willingly to your family, friends, colleagues and community
(281) 916-5273 View (281) 916-5273
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Christopher W Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
Not accepting new clients
As I have journeyed through various phases of life, I can recall when I was an adolescent and how difficult it was to adjust to many changes in life internally/externally. As many people have gone through this phase of life and beyond, you and I both realized that there are many junctures later in life that present challenges as well. Have you experienced difficulty with managing and expressing your emotions, have you had challenges with relationships in the workplace, with your friends, family or a companion. Have you recognized that you have experienced anxiety, depression fear and confusion about the past or the future?
As I have journeyed through various phases of life, I can recall when I was an adolescent and how difficult it was to adjust to many changes in life internally/externally. As many people have gone through this phase of life and beyond, you and I both realized that there are many junctures later in life that present challenges as well. Have you experienced difficulty with managing and expressing your emotions, have you had challenges with relationships in the workplace, with your friends, family or a companion. Have you recognized that you have experienced anxiety, depression fear and confusion about the past or the future?
(281) 377-8065 View (281) 377-8065
Photo of Shani D. Bell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brazoria County, TX
Shani D. Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
Are you overcome with anxiety, tired of dealing with depression, or feel you've been struggling with the same issues over and over again? If you feel stuck or moving in the wrong direction, you are not alone. Don't lose hope. As a fully invested clinician and fellow human being, I'm dedicated to serving all people of all affiliations and backgrounds. I facilitate restoration and well-being by helping you utilize undiscovered strengths, compassionately challenging you to be authentic, and helping you feel empowered with choices. Re-imagine a different, more fulfilling life, and let me help you take the next step forward.
Are you overcome with anxiety, tired of dealing with depression, or feel you've been struggling with the same issues over and over again? If you feel stuck or moving in the wrong direction, you are not alone. Don't lose hope. As a fully invested clinician and fellow human being, I'm dedicated to serving all people of all affiliations and backgrounds. I facilitate restoration and well-being by helping you utilize undiscovered strengths, compassionately challenging you to be authentic, and helping you feel empowered with choices. Re-imagine a different, more fulfilling life, and let me help you take the next step forward.
(346) 230-2750 View (346) 230-2750
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Pinnacle of Purpose Counseling + Consulting, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584  (Online Only)
Life is a challenge. There are so many responsibilities and expectations during this journey. You may feel like you fall short sometimes which causes a disconnection in your relationships. Other times, life will place you in a situation that you were not prepared to endure. When these moments happen you feel numb, angry, overwhelmed and sad. Pinnacle of Purpose was created because I want to walk with you through the uncomfortable spaces. Throughout my career I have sat with clients during their most traumatic life-changing moments.
Life is a challenge. There are so many responsibilities and expectations during this journey. You may feel like you fall short sometimes which causes a disconnection in your relationships. Other times, life will place you in a situation that you were not prepared to endure. When these moments happen you feel numb, angry, overwhelmed and sad. Pinnacle of Purpose was created because I want to walk with you through the uncomfortable spaces. Throughout my career I have sat with clients during their most traumatic life-changing moments.
(832) 307-3008 View (832) 307-3008
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AIM Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, MA, LPC-A, BCCC
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
I don’t have an ideal client, I believe every client that comes to me deserves to be treated with respect, empathy and compassion. Whatever the need is, I’m here to assist.
I don’t have an ideal client, I believe every client that comes to me deserves to be treated with respect, empathy and compassion. Whatever the need is, I’m here to assist.
(281) 907-9104 View (281) 907-9104
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Heather Melass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
As someone with a Clinical Mental Health background and Family Systems Orientation, I understand that when one person in the family is struggling, it can be a struggle for everyone. I approach mental health and healing from a biological, psychological, social, environmental, and spiritual approach. Healing looks different for each person.
As someone with a Clinical Mental Health background and Family Systems Orientation, I understand that when one person in the family is struggling, it can be a struggle for everyone. I approach mental health and healing from a biological, psychological, social, environmental, and spiritual approach. Healing looks different for each person.
(979) 413-4770 View (979) 413-4770
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Aysha Hussaini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
Whatever your reasons for finding a therapist, I am glad that you have taken this step. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that you are a unique individual, and will make it my goal to help you live your best life. It is not my job to tell you what to do but to provide a safe, comfortable space in which we will work together to navigate your journey. We will use evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-based techniques to work on your goals.
Whatever your reasons for finding a therapist, I am glad that you have taken this step. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that you are a unique individual, and will make it my goal to help you live your best life. It is not my job to tell you what to do but to provide a safe, comfortable space in which we will work together to navigate your journey. We will use evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-based techniques to work on your goals.
(281) 559-7264 View (281) 559-7264
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Donna Amtsberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, Equine, Therapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus is restoring healthy relationships with individuals experiencing conflict within their family, workplace, or social group. I am comfortable with having "hard" conversations. We all want to belong and feel as though we contribute to the health and happiness of ourselves and those around us. Traumatic events block us from moving forward in a meaningful way. Focusing on increasing one's sense of self and understanding why we become stuck in unhealthy thinking patterns is my specialty. I will partner with you to explore your experiences and create new, healthy pathways of thinking and living.
My focus is restoring healthy relationships with individuals experiencing conflict within their family, workplace, or social group. I am comfortable with having "hard" conversations. We all want to belong and feel as though we contribute to the health and happiness of ourselves and those around us. Traumatic events block us from moving forward in a meaningful way. Focusing on increasing one's sense of self and understanding why we become stuck in unhealthy thinking patterns is my specialty. I will partner with you to explore your experiences and create new, healthy pathways of thinking and living.
(281) 666-9392 View (281) 666-9392
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Amy Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77581
Trauma can be the root of the problems in our lives. I am a clinical social worker experienced in trauma including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, life threatening situations, grief/loss, and other traumatic events. I am highly experienced in the most common diagnoses including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and adjustment issues. My therapeutic philosophy is: build trust, develop a therapeutic relationship, and work together to develop treatment goals and a plan to successfully meet those goals.
Trauma can be the root of the problems in our lives. I am a clinical social worker experienced in trauma including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, life threatening situations, grief/loss, and other traumatic events. I am highly experienced in the most common diagnoses including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and adjustment issues. My therapeutic philosophy is: build trust, develop a therapeutic relationship, and work together to develop treatment goals and a plan to successfully meet those goals.
(713) 766-4541 View (713) 766-4541
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Ben Houghton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
I specialize in working with teens and young adults, with experience working with adults up to 60 years old. I strive to provide safe and personable therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. I have seen the effectiveness of therapy and how it positively impacts clients' lives and meets therapeutic goals. I am an advocate for positive psychology and implement it in the treatment process. I look forward to creating a positive therapeutic experience to help you meet your goals.
I specialize in working with teens and young adults, with experience working with adults up to 60 years old. I strive to provide safe and personable therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. I have seen the effectiveness of therapy and how it positively impacts clients' lives and meets therapeutic goals. I am an advocate for positive psychology and implement it in the treatment process. I look forward to creating a positive therapeutic experience to help you meet your goals.
(281) 783-3405 View (281) 783-3405
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Lopa Shah
LPC Associate, LPC-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manvel, TX 77578
Life can be challenging, and you might find yourself struggling to find the right therapist. You don't have to be alone anymore, we can go through this journey together. My name is Lopa and I am passionate about helping people, like you, who may be suffering from anxiety, depression,relationship issues, and adjusting to new circumstances (death, breakups, relocation). You made the first step towards healing, and I applaud you for making the best decision you can make and that's taking care of YOU. If you find yourself struggling with life, or if you are in pain, don't wait any longer. Let's set up our first appointment today!
Life can be challenging, and you might find yourself struggling to find the right therapist. You don't have to be alone anymore, we can go through this journey together. My name is Lopa and I am passionate about helping people, like you, who may be suffering from anxiety, depression,relationship issues, and adjusting to new circumstances (death, breakups, relocation). You made the first step towards healing, and I applaud you for making the best decision you can make and that's taking care of YOU. If you find yourself struggling with life, or if you are in pain, don't wait any longer. Let's set up our first appointment today!
(346) 788-6151 View (346) 788-6151
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Julie Burnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584
Julie Burnett is a counselor with 11 years of experience. Her focus is working with clients ages 11 and older — individuals, couples, and/or families. Julie believes that all people deserve to be treated with respect and, therefore, respect is a foundational part of her counseling sessions. Julie specializes in general mental health, relationships, grief and loss, domestic abuse, and parenting. Julie believes that she is here simply to be a helping hand, a listening ear, and a friendly guide as the client navigates through difficult times.
Julie Burnett is a counselor with 11 years of experience. Her focus is working with clients ages 11 and older — individuals, couples, and/or families. Julie believes that all people deserve to be treated with respect and, therefore, respect is a foundational part of her counseling sessions. Julie specializes in general mental health, relationships, grief and loss, domestic abuse, and parenting. Julie believes that she is here simply to be a helping hand, a listening ear, and a friendly guide as the client navigates through difficult times.
(281) 916-6442 View (281) 916-6442
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Wind Rose Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77581
Have you experienced trauma, hard events, or big forms of fear and worry? These experiences affect how the brain works, then the brain may need specific kinds of help. We can help you process stuck experiences, thoughts, and feelings so you can eliminate emotional distress and develop a new way of thinking about those hard events.
Have you experienced trauma, hard events, or big forms of fear and worry? These experiences affect how the brain works, then the brain may need specific kinds of help. We can help you process stuck experiences, thoughts, and feelings so you can eliminate emotional distress and develop a new way of thinking about those hard events.
(832) 726-1673 View (832) 726-1673
Photo of Shannon Samuel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brazoria County, TX
Shannon Samuel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
Congratulations on making it this far! Now, let's find out if I'm the right therapist for you. Do you feel stressed out? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or exhausted from constantly being overwhelmed? Do you feel like you don't have the words to describe how you're feeling, but you know that you're not okay? Maybe you're missing a loved one or going through a challenging time. Are the teenage years giving you the blues? Or do you want to change but need help figuring out where to start? Moments like these can suck more than words can describe. How do I know? I have lived through it, too. So, did you answer yes to any of these?
Congratulations on making it this far! Now, let's find out if I'm the right therapist for you. Do you feel stressed out? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or exhausted from constantly being overwhelmed? Do you feel like you don't have the words to describe how you're feeling, but you know that you're not okay? Maybe you're missing a loved one or going through a challenging time. Are the teenage years giving you the blues? Or do you want to change but need help figuring out where to start? Moments like these can suck more than words can describe. How do I know? I have lived through it, too. So, did you answer yes to any of these?
(281) 519-2677 View (281) 519-2677
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Jacqlyn Layne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77581
Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness? Are you facing serious relationship issues that require intervention? Do you wonder how you will ever get back on track? Are you feeling like there is always something not quite right? We can work together and develop treatment methods to fit your unique circumstances.
Are you experiencing feelings of hopelessness? Are you facing serious relationship issues that require intervention? Do you wonder how you will ever get back on track? Are you feeling like there is always something not quite right? We can work together and develop treatment methods to fit your unique circumstances.
(713) 820-6818 View (713) 820-6818
Photo of Retta Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brazoria County, TX
Retta Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTS
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77584  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with chronic anxiety and stress? Is the trauma of your past affecting your present functioning? Has depression caused you to lose the joy and happiness you once had? You don't have to continue to suffer in silence. I will work to help you manage these issues and improve your coping skills while providing emotional support along the way. Psalm 25:11 says "A word fitley spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver'. Sometimes we hear just the words we need to hear at the right time. I can offer the words, space, and time and helpful resources when you need them most.
Do you struggle with chronic anxiety and stress? Is the trauma of your past affecting your present functioning? Has depression caused you to lose the joy and happiness you once had? You don't have to continue to suffer in silence. I will work to help you manage these issues and improve your coping skills while providing emotional support along the way. Psalm 25:11 says "A word fitley spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver'. Sometimes we hear just the words we need to hear at the right time. I can offer the words, space, and time and helpful resources when you need them most.
(832) 551-3669 View (832) 551-3669
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Shirley Daniels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
I am a passionate licensed professional counselor and have worked in private practice and agency settings for more than 20 years. I provide therapeutic support to couples, families, individual adults and children/adolescents. I realize reaching out for help is often the hardest step towards achieving your life goals, and challenging situations in our lives can be overwhelming, especially without support. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings so that together we can help you discover solutions to current problems. After you've carefully reviewed my information please feel free to give me a call.
I am a passionate licensed professional counselor and have worked in private practice and agency settings for more than 20 years. I provide therapeutic support to couples, families, individual adults and children/adolescents. I realize reaching out for help is often the hardest step towards achieving your life goals, and challenging situations in our lives can be overwhelming, especially without support. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings so that together we can help you discover solutions to current problems. After you've carefully reviewed my information please feel free to give me a call.
(281) 973-2471 View (281) 973-2471
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Morrow Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CART, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Pearland, TX 77581  (Online Only)
I'm Sandra Morrow: Change Agent & Truth Broker! While it is said that change is the only constant in life, most people tend to resist it. Why is that? Change requires us to move from a place of comfort with which we have become familiar, even though that place of comfort has a negative impact upon our lives. Why should you choose my practice? Here, you will learn that change is a very healthy path which leads to the ultimate goal of self-actualization. Self-actualization brings about healthy self-esteem, healthy boundaries, and freedom to grow and pursue your dreams. I am ready to take the journey with you! Let's go. . .
I'm Sandra Morrow: Change Agent & Truth Broker! While it is said that change is the only constant in life, most people tend to resist it. Why is that? Change requires us to move from a place of comfort with which we have become familiar, even though that place of comfort has a negative impact upon our lives. Why should you choose my practice? Here, you will learn that change is a very healthy path which leads to the ultimate goal of self-actualization. Self-actualization brings about healthy self-esteem, healthy boundaries, and freedom to grow and pursue your dreams. I am ready to take the journey with you! Let's go. . .
(713) 257-8359 View (713) 257-8359
Photo of Maria Quadri, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brazoria County, TX
Maria Quadri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Maria Quadri. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from University of Houston Clear Lake. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 79415) and a National Certified Counselor. I am very understanding and open about cultural identity and finding your own purpose in life. I value cultural differences and that is what has molded me into the person that I have become today. My goal is to provide therapy in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. I am a firm believer that we pave our life's path and I am honored to be part of your journey.
Hi! My name is Maria Quadri. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from University of Houston Clear Lake. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (License # 79415) and a National Certified Counselor. I am very understanding and open about cultural identity and finding your own purpose in life. I value cultural differences and that is what has molded me into the person that I have become today. My goal is to provide therapy in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. I am a firm believer that we pave our life's path and I am honored to be part of your journey.
(832) 743-2699 View (832) 743-2699

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Number of Therapists in Brazoria County, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Brazoria County, TX who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Brazoria County, TX see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brazoria 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.

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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.