Therapists in Houston, TX

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Katy Welch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
Hi! My name is Katy Welch. Whether you’re facing new personal challenges, feeling overwhelmed by life’s stresses, or seeking self-growth, I am grateful to explore the possibility of therapy with you. I specialize in working with adults and teens seeking to address concerns such as anxiety, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem, shame, depression, and stress management. I am passionate about creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment to process your thoughts and concerns together. I value being present with you and exploring how you can utilize your strengths to overcome life’s challenges.
Hi! My name is Katy Welch. Whether you’re facing new personal challenges, feeling overwhelmed by life’s stresses, or seeking self-growth, I am grateful to explore the possibility of therapy with you. I specialize in working with adults and teens seeking to address concerns such as anxiety, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem, shame, depression, and stress management. I am passionate about creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment to process your thoughts and concerns together. I value being present with you and exploring how you can utilize your strengths to overcome life’s challenges.
(832) 720-6744 View (832) 720-6744
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D’Anna Ready
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Many of us mask the hurt and the pain that we are feeling, so that we appear to be doing good. We allow the struggles of daily life to captivate us in a way that we sometimes don't recognize ourselves. We are doing enough just to get by or often in survival mode. When you are hurting, it often feels like no one is in your corner, but that's where I come in! I am here to help provide you the tools needed to go from surviving, to thriving!
Many of us mask the hurt and the pain that we are feeling, so that we appear to be doing good. We allow the struggles of daily life to captivate us in a way that we sometimes don't recognize ourselves. We are doing enough just to get by or often in survival mode. When you are hurting, it often feels like no one is in your corner, but that's where I come in! I am here to help provide you the tools needed to go from surviving, to thriving!
(346) 517-6721 View (346) 517-6721
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Angela Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77044
Through individualized care and compassion we will work together to recognize your strengths and let go of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you.
Through individualized care and compassion we will work together to recognize your strengths and let go of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you.
(281) 393-4641 View (281) 393-4641
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William July
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
Se Habla Español - Houston, Dallas, Round Rock, Online - Do you have an immigration case that needs a psychological evaluation? - Do you need a psychological evaluation as part of your mental health treatment for ADHD or Autism (adult) ? - Do you need psychological testing for a learning issue? - Do you need the MMPI test as part of your security board application? - Are you a law enforcement officer needing an evaluation for duty? - Have you been ordered by a court to have a psychological evaluation?
Se Habla Español - Houston, Dallas, Round Rock, Online - Do you have an immigration case that needs a psychological evaluation? - Do you need a psychological evaluation as part of your mental health treatment for ADHD or Autism (adult) ? - Do you need psychological testing for a learning issue? - Do you need the MMPI test as part of your security board application? - Are you a law enforcement officer needing an evaluation for duty? - Have you been ordered by a court to have a psychological evaluation?
(281) 377-4831 View (281) 377-4831
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Almeyra Gutierrez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77096
I offer therapy to couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and helping people grow and heal. I also offer parent/guardian consultation services to help children receive the appropriate services and accommodations in school. I specialize in working with children (4 years and up), adolescents, at-risk youth, groups, adults, couples and families with an array of psychosocial needs. ​My counseling approach to therapy is an Eclectic approach. I selectively apply techniques from a variety of approaches to best fit your individual and family needs.
I offer therapy to couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and helping people grow and heal. I also offer parent/guardian consultation services to help children receive the appropriate services and accommodations in school. I specialize in working with children (4 years and up), adolescents, at-risk youth, groups, adults, couples and families with an array of psychosocial needs. ​My counseling approach to therapy is an Eclectic approach. I selectively apply techniques from a variety of approaches to best fit your individual and family needs.
(713) 205-3167 View (713) 205-3167
Photo of Ayesha Kadri, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ayesha Kadri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
You’ve arrived at a crossroads in life. As you look out at the path in front of you, you see a multitude of possibilities and outcomes. You know there must be some way forward that seamlessly blends the threads of culture, emotion, and self-discovery that are important to you. But the fact is, you’re too scared to move in any direction – the self-doubt, confusion, and fear of making the wrong choice paralyze you. If only you had the confidence to embark on this journey you know you need and deserve. But it feels impossible. So instead, you wait, hoping that the choice will become clearer or taken out of your hands entirely.
You’ve arrived at a crossroads in life. As you look out at the path in front of you, you see a multitude of possibilities and outcomes. You know there must be some way forward that seamlessly blends the threads of culture, emotion, and self-discovery that are important to you. But the fact is, you’re too scared to move in any direction – the self-doubt, confusion, and fear of making the wrong choice paralyze you. If only you had the confidence to embark on this journey you know you need and deserve. But it feels impossible. So instead, you wait, hoping that the choice will become clearer or taken out of your hands entirely.
(346) 384-8714 View (346) 384-8714
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Stuart Zidell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77096
Welcome to a safe space for self-discovery and healing. How do you currently perceive yourself? Are you experiencing happiness? Have you encountered challenging situations or traumas that are difficult to cope with? Perhaps you or someone you're acquainted with is grappling with addiction issues? I am a seasoned therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and addiction. These are prevalent issues that often give rise to emotions like anger, guilt, shame, and stress, leading to potential mental and physical consequences.
Welcome to a safe space for self-discovery and healing. How do you currently perceive yourself? Are you experiencing happiness? Have you encountered challenging situations or traumas that are difficult to cope with? Perhaps you or someone you're acquainted with is grappling with addiction issues? I am a seasoned therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and addiction. These are prevalent issues that often give rise to emotions like anger, guilt, shame, and stress, leading to potential mental and physical consequences.
(832) 449-8172 View (832) 449-8172
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Takeesha Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
Life can be difficult and it’s easy to feel lost and unsure of what to do next. Therapy can be a safe place to process the difficulties that life brings. It can offer you a place to feel heard, understood, and empowered to make the changes you would like to see. My mission is to empower individuals and families to nurture their mental health by processing, growing, and healing in a safe and open environment. When exploring life and its many difficulties, where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’d like to be it is important that you feel supported along the way. This is where I come in.
Life can be difficult and it’s easy to feel lost and unsure of what to do next. Therapy can be a safe place to process the difficulties that life brings. It can offer you a place to feel heard, understood, and empowered to make the changes you would like to see. My mission is to empower individuals and families to nurture their mental health by processing, growing, and healing in a safe and open environment. When exploring life and its many difficulties, where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’d like to be it is important that you feel supported along the way. This is where I come in.
(281) 884-3670 View (281) 884-3670
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Alexandra Blekhman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
The ability to love, work, and play lies at the heart of human happiness. With trauma, unresolved conflicts, chronic stress or difficult relationships, this ability is often impeded or diminished. I help my patients regain their strength, discover their true selves, and form authentic connections with their loved ones, resulting in a fulfilling and productive life. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, addiction, personality disorders (particularly borderline and narcissistic), and difficulties relating to others.
The ability to love, work, and play lies at the heart of human happiness. With trauma, unresolved conflicts, chronic stress or difficult relationships, this ability is often impeded or diminished. I help my patients regain their strength, discover their true selves, and form authentic connections with their loved ones, resulting in a fulfilling and productive life. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, addiction, personality disorders (particularly borderline and narcissistic), and difficulties relating to others.
(281) 949-7052 View (281) 949-7052
Photo of Fabiola Williams, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Fabiola Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77060
Are you feeling overwhelmed, overlooked or reliving painful memories? Are you experiencing low mood, irritability, and have difficulty expressing yourself as well as making meaningful connections with peers? Or maybe you are an individual struggling with loneliness, anger, past trauma, and or low confidence. We help individuals regain emotional control in order to make healthier decisions and establish meaningful connections with family and friends.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, overlooked or reliving painful memories? Are you experiencing low mood, irritability, and have difficulty expressing yourself as well as making meaningful connections with peers? Or maybe you are an individual struggling with loneliness, anger, past trauma, and or low confidence. We help individuals regain emotional control in order to make healthier decisions and establish meaningful connections with family and friends.
(713) 999-6831 View (713) 999-6831
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Kiara Ninos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77074
Hello, my name is Kiara Ninos, LPC, CSAT-C, CCPS-C. My focus is working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual addiction and life transitions. I offer a collaborative, safe, and respectful environment where conversations unfold at their own pace. It is important that a person trusts the therapist who they work with and is able to discuss their problems openly. I am a licensed professional counselor who is licensed in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.
Hello, my name is Kiara Ninos, LPC, CSAT-C, CCPS-C. My focus is working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual addiction and life transitions. I offer a collaborative, safe, and respectful environment where conversations unfold at their own pace. It is important that a person trusts the therapist who they work with and is able to discuss their problems openly. I am a licensed professional counselor who is licensed in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.
(346) 423-4049 View (346) 423-4049
Photo of Erin Kehrier, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erin Kehrier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Life these days can be full of struggles like frequent trauma triggers or the pressure to be better and do more. Maybe the messiness has you feeling swamped and stuck. Perhaps you feel "different" from others and it’s hard to find a path that suits your unique needs. Cycles of anxiety, depression, or disconnection can be exhausting. If any of these resonate, I’m glad you are here. This may signal that you are ready for what's next and therapy can help you get there. Welcome! Together we can identify obstacles blocking your way as well as resources that nurture your capacity to heal, grow, and BE on your terms.
Life these days can be full of struggles like frequent trauma triggers or the pressure to be better and do more. Maybe the messiness has you feeling swamped and stuck. Perhaps you feel "different" from others and it’s hard to find a path that suits your unique needs. Cycles of anxiety, depression, or disconnection can be exhausting. If any of these resonate, I’m glad you are here. This may signal that you are ready for what's next and therapy can help you get there. Welcome! Together we can identify obstacles blocking your way as well as resources that nurture your capacity to heal, grow, and BE on your terms.
(832) 843-2971 View (832) 843-2971
Photo of Aleesha J. Washington, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Aleesha J. Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77004
In therapy, I want to harness the strength in people to support their paths to healing. Therapy isn’t to “fix” broken people but to dismantle and reconfigure the learned behavior that comes from the life we have experienced. The different events and people we’ve brushed against in life make our stories unique, and I utilize a narrative therapy approach that allows my clients to explore their adaptations to life and venture into new places their stories can take them. The moment we regain power over the “pen” of our own story, our life can be written on our terms and continue forward in triumph.
In therapy, I want to harness the strength in people to support their paths to healing. Therapy isn’t to “fix” broken people but to dismantle and reconfigure the learned behavior that comes from the life we have experienced. The different events and people we’ve brushed against in life make our stories unique, and I utilize a narrative therapy approach that allows my clients to explore their adaptations to life and venture into new places their stories can take them. The moment we regain power over the “pen” of our own story, our life can be written on our terms and continue forward in triumph.
(844) 257-6365 View (844) 257-6365
Photo of Harold Gonzales, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Harold Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are you struggling with relationships, work, or personal issues? I can help. I am a licensed therapist with 13 years of experience in helping individuals work through their challenges and achieve their goals. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and work towards lasting change.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are you struggling with relationships, work, or personal issues? I can help. I am a licensed therapist with 13 years of experience in helping individuals work through their challenges and achieve their goals. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and work towards lasting change.
(832) 979-4941 View (832) 979-4941
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Veronica Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
The purpose of therapy is to create positive improvement within the individual, and to establish a higher quality of life. My approach to counseling/therapy varies somewhat with the needs of my clients. Primarily, I use the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling/therapy. My style is interactive and I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration between client and therapist, for doing so creates equality within the therapeutic setting. Let the transformation begin!
The purpose of therapy is to create positive improvement within the individual, and to establish a higher quality of life. My approach to counseling/therapy varies somewhat with the needs of my clients. Primarily, I use the cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling/therapy. My style is interactive and I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration between client and therapist, for doing so creates equality within the therapeutic setting. Let the transformation begin!
(469) 336-6175 View (469) 336-6175
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Katie Osgood Young Adults Teens Anxiety Disordered Eating Brainspotting
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77056
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, or eating disorders? Do you want to learn how to set healthy boundaries and overcome obstacles that prevent you from living a full life? If this sounds like you, I would love to join you on your therapy journey. I believe that every individual is unique and deserves to be heard and understood. Together, we can work toward understanding your emotions, identifying triggers, and developing coping strategies that will help you manage them effectively. Just remember, you are never alone. With the right support, you can overcome these challenges.
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, or eating disorders? Do you want to learn how to set healthy boundaries and overcome obstacles that prevent you from living a full life? If this sounds like you, I would love to join you on your therapy journey. I believe that every individual is unique and deserves to be heard and understood. Together, we can work toward understanding your emotions, identifying triggers, and developing coping strategies that will help you manage them effectively. Just remember, you are never alone. With the right support, you can overcome these challenges.
(832) 937-9030 View (832) 937-9030
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Dr. Frances Deavers
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
It is an inevitable part of living that we will face obstacles, setbacks, and heartache. Resilience means persevering with strength and flexibility in the face of life’s challenges. Wellbeing means committing to the daily pursuit of a fulfilling, healthy, meaningful life. Committing to daily actions in service of what is important to you intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in Texas and based in Houston. I focus on providing a supportive environment and practical tools to help people overcome challenges and lead a fulfilling life.
It is an inevitable part of living that we will face obstacles, setbacks, and heartache. Resilience means persevering with strength and flexibility in the face of life’s challenges. Wellbeing means committing to the daily pursuit of a fulfilling, healthy, meaningful life. Committing to daily actions in service of what is important to you intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in Texas and based in Houston. I focus on providing a supportive environment and practical tools to help people overcome challenges and lead a fulfilling life.
(713) 903-8291 View (713) 903-8291
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Acinta Monteverde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77015
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience in the field. I work with clients ages 13 and above who have depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am most comfortable working with clients who are self-motivated and do not have active addictions or suicidality. I use a Carl Rogers' client-centered approach with the gentleness of unconditional positive regard is one that describes my own. I also incorporate a mindfulness-based approach using self-compassion and awareness. My approach is holistic and eclectic and I customize the approach to each client's unique needs and openness.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience in the field. I work with clients ages 13 and above who have depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am most comfortable working with clients who are self-motivated and do not have active addictions or suicidality. I use a Carl Rogers' client-centered approach with the gentleness of unconditional positive regard is one that describes my own. I also incorporate a mindfulness-based approach using self-compassion and awareness. My approach is holistic and eclectic and I customize the approach to each client's unique needs and openness.
(817) 587-6339 View (817) 587-6339
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Jeffrey Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
My ideal client would be someone who has issues around sexual health, ranging from compulsive sexual behavior(s) to issues in intimate relationships. Their needs would range from knowing if their sexual behaviors were abnormal to knowing whether or not to stay in a current relationship. Goals for my client would include knowing whether their sexual behaviors were problematic, determining whether or not to stay in an intimate relationship/partnership, and/or improving their relationship with a Higher Power, themselves and others. My ideal client would want something different in their life; desiring to make a change yet not sure how.
My ideal client would be someone who has issues around sexual health, ranging from compulsive sexual behavior(s) to issues in intimate relationships. Their needs would range from knowing if their sexual behaviors were abnormal to knowing whether or not to stay in a current relationship. Goals for my client would include knowing whether their sexual behaviors were problematic, determining whether or not to stay in an intimate relationship/partnership, and/or improving their relationship with a Higher Power, themselves and others. My ideal client would want something different in their life; desiring to make a change yet not sure how.
(346) 450-7318 x7877 View (346) 450-7318 x7877
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Vivian D. Echevarria Guzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77082  (Online Only)
I help clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression; process grief, loss, history of trauma, abuse; and mediate marriage and relationship problems. If you are going through a rough path, seeking a way to live your life to your best ability, I am here to walk the path with you.
I help clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression; process grief, loss, history of trauma, abuse; and mediate marriage and relationship problems. If you are going through a rough path, seeking a way to live your life to your best ability, I am here to walk the path with you.
(346) 244-5181 View (346) 244-5181

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Houston, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston?

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.