Therapists in Southeast, Houston, TX

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LaToya Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MPhil, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77021
Greetings! My name is LaToya and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am here to walk with you through the varying stages of life using intervention and strategies to help manage life challenges. My passion is to help those who may not know how to help themselves as we create an action plan with a focus to help better you mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally. The journey through life can be complicated and it is encouraging to have someone to talk to, truly listen to you, and see your hidden potential; and yes, that's me!
Greetings! My name is LaToya and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am here to walk with you through the varying stages of life using intervention and strategies to help manage life challenges. My passion is to help those who may not know how to help themselves as we create an action plan with a focus to help better you mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally. The journey through life can be complicated and it is encouraging to have someone to talk to, truly listen to you, and see your hidden potential; and yes, that's me!
(346) 277-9720 View (346) 277-9720
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Dr. Ariel Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77221  (Online Only)
Over the years, I have learned (often the hard way) that self-care has to be the priority. When we neglect ourselves and continue to pour and pour into everything and everyone else, at some point, we have nothing left. This is when burnout happens. I work with people who are tired of being tired, tired of feeling stuck, and ready to participate in their own healing; and I collaborate with them in discovering what is required to shift from surviving to thriving.
Over the years, I have learned (often the hard way) that self-care has to be the priority. When we neglect ourselves and continue to pour and pour into everything and everyone else, at some point, we have nothing left. This is when burnout happens. I work with people who are tired of being tired, tired of feeling stuck, and ready to participate in their own healing; and I collaborate with them in discovering what is required to shift from surviving to thriving.
(832) 219-1405 View (832) 219-1405
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LaShonda Ford-Yearling
Counselor, MS, LPC, LSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77047
Not accepting new clients
Life is a Journey. On this Journey we are faced with many twists and turns. My practice style is collaborative in nature. It focuses on joint commitment to change. But eclectic enough to incorporate different approaches that will help my clients as they write and re-write their stories to transform their reality. Whether you are looking to address LGBTQ issues, individual therapy, family or couples therapy, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, addictions, depression or other mental health issues, I will work with you to achieve your goals.
Life is a Journey. On this Journey we are faced with many twists and turns. My practice style is collaborative in nature. It focuses on joint commitment to change. But eclectic enough to incorporate different approaches that will help my clients as they write and re-write their stories to transform their reality. Whether you are looking to address LGBTQ issues, individual therapy, family or couples therapy, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, addictions, depression or other mental health issues, I will work with you to achieve your goals.
(832) 430-7888 View (832) 430-7888
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Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla Msw Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77057
I, Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas with over 43 years of relevant post-Masters experience. My goal is to help my clients realize success in their personal and professional lives. I have excellent Spanish and English language skills, and extensive cultural diversity and gender identity training. In addition to expertise in trauma resolution, stress management, and anger management. I provide my clients with proven strategies to manage and overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and fear resulting from abuse and loss.
I, Maritza Martinez-Chinchilla am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas with over 43 years of relevant post-Masters experience. My goal is to help my clients realize success in their personal and professional lives. I have excellent Spanish and English language skills, and extensive cultural diversity and gender identity training. In addition to expertise in trauma resolution, stress management, and anger management. I provide my clients with proven strategies to manage and overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and fear resulting from abuse and loss.
(832) 780-3269 View (832) 780-3269
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LaMonica Kinch Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77089  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling like life's a maze, and you're not quite sure which path to take? Struggling with what some call 'high-functioning' depression or anxiety? Perhaps you've mastered the art of putting on a brave face, yet inside, you're battling your own storms. It's okay; we all face turbulence, but there's a lighthouse of hope shining on your horizon. By seeking help, you're already tapping into your inherent strength, and I'm here to walk beside you on your healing journey.
Feeling like life's a maze, and you're not quite sure which path to take? Struggling with what some call 'high-functioning' depression or anxiety? Perhaps you've mastered the art of putting on a brave face, yet inside, you're battling your own storms. It's okay; we all face turbulence, but there's a lighthouse of hope shining on your horizon. By seeking help, you're already tapping into your inherent strength, and I'm here to walk beside you on your healing journey.
(346) 209-4889 View (346) 209-4889
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The Lamb's Den Counseling & Consulting
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCDC, QMHP, ART
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77033
I seek to Promote wellness, embrace concerns, and present options of growth, with respect and compassion, promising to meet the client's that I serve with dignity.
I seek to Promote wellness, embrace concerns, and present options of growth, with respect and compassion, promising to meet the client's that I serve with dignity.
(832) 621-4813 View (832) 621-4813
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Melissa S Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
As a therapist specializing in a variety of mental health symptoms (depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, etc.). I offer a warm and nonjudgmental approach to support you on your journey towards mental well-being. With a compassionate ear and evidence-based techniques, I strive to create a safe space to navigate life's challenges. Together, we'll explore effective coping strategies tailored to your unique needs, helping you build resilience and regain a sense of balance and fulfillment in your life. My goal is to help you discover your inner strengths and develop the tools to overcome obstacles, fostering growth and healing.
As a therapist specializing in a variety of mental health symptoms (depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, etc.). I offer a warm and nonjudgmental approach to support you on your journey towards mental well-being. With a compassionate ear and evidence-based techniques, I strive to create a safe space to navigate life's challenges. Together, we'll explore effective coping strategies tailored to your unique needs, helping you build resilience and regain a sense of balance and fulfillment in your life. My goal is to help you discover your inner strengths and develop the tools to overcome obstacles, fostering growth and healing.
(346) 644-7230 View (346) 644-7230
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Ave' Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77021  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Texas, dedicated to guiding individuals towards living fulfilling lives as their true selves. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with you on your journey. I earned my MSW from Southern University at New Orleans and completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of New Orleans. With over 15 years of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals, children, and seniors since 2005.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Texas, dedicated to guiding individuals towards living fulfilling lives as their true selves. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with you on your journey. I earned my MSW from Southern University at New Orleans and completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of New Orleans. With over 15 years of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals, children, and seniors since 2005.
(281) 957-6042 View (281) 957-6042
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Valerie A Olvera
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to entirely escape your past. Even during moments of joy and elation, there’s still a darkness that clings to you and casts a shadow over everything you do.Part of you wants to explore these past wounds so that you can finally process and get over them. But you’re terrified to open the floodgates of that pain. Besides, you’ve lived with it for this long, and while it’s not ideal, at least it’s a pain you’re familiar with. However, you’re starting to realize that the longer you allow unresolved issues to fester, the more harmful and complex they become. Something needs to change.
No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to entirely escape your past. Even during moments of joy and elation, there’s still a darkness that clings to you and casts a shadow over everything you do.Part of you wants to explore these past wounds so that you can finally process and get over them. But you’re terrified to open the floodgates of that pain. Besides, you’ve lived with it for this long, and while it’s not ideal, at least it’s a pain you’re familiar with. However, you’re starting to realize that the longer you allow unresolved issues to fester, the more harmful and complex they become. Something needs to change.
(469) 940-7497 View (469) 940-7497
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Whitney Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77087
Do you feel disconnected from your potential? If you know there’s more to life than how you’re currently living, then you’re in the right place!
Do you feel disconnected from your potential? If you know there’s more to life than how you’re currently living, then you’re in the right place!
(832) 862-3883 x1 View (832) 862-3883 x1
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Cody Dean Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77048  (Online Only)
Clients that are experiencing relational issues including but not limited to adulteries/affairs, communication issues, and general strengthening of relationships. Clients experiencing anxiety, depressive symptoms, impulse control issues, and anger management are my specialty. I have a history of working extensively with clients recovering from traumatic experiences.
Clients that are experiencing relational issues including but not limited to adulteries/affairs, communication issues, and general strengthening of relationships. Clients experiencing anxiety, depressive symptoms, impulse control issues, and anger management are my specialty. I have a history of working extensively with clients recovering from traumatic experiences.
(979) 200-4994 View (979) 200-4994
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Wade Maggert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004
Embarking on the path of therapy is a deeply personal voyage. For individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, it is especially crucial to have a therapist who intimately understands their journey, as they grapple with unique stressors often unfamiliar to the mainstream. Navigating challenges such as discrimination, family disclosure, and the pursuit of an authentic identity in the face of societal pressures can contribute to heightened levels of depression, anxiety, substance dependency, and even thoughts of self-harm. Visit me at: www.drwade.gay/
Embarking on the path of therapy is a deeply personal voyage. For individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, it is especially crucial to have a therapist who intimately understands their journey, as they grapple with unique stressors often unfamiliar to the mainstream. Navigating challenges such as discrimination, family disclosure, and the pursuit of an authentic identity in the face of societal pressures can contribute to heightened levels of depression, anxiety, substance dependency, and even thoughts of self-harm. Visit me at: www.drwade.gay/
(281) 688-1737 View (281) 688-1737
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Dr. Dorothy A. Birmingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77051  (Online Only)
I am so proud of you for taking the first step in the therapy process! I'm so glad you choose YOU! No more putting it off for tomorrow or saying maybe it will work itself out. I understand what it means to struggle while trying to achieve your dreams and go through life. We can do this together! I have experienced life and all it has to offer! Now let me talk specifically to my parents! I was a middle school teacher and school counselor, so if there is one thing that I do know it’s understanding teenagers. Are you experiencing a teenager whose actions have changed, seem different, or experiencing different behaviors!
I am so proud of you for taking the first step in the therapy process! I'm so glad you choose YOU! No more putting it off for tomorrow or saying maybe it will work itself out. I understand what it means to struggle while trying to achieve your dreams and go through life. We can do this together! I have experienced life and all it has to offer! Now let me talk specifically to my parents! I was a middle school teacher and school counselor, so if there is one thing that I do know it’s understanding teenagers. Are you experiencing a teenager whose actions have changed, seem different, or experiencing different behaviors!
(713) 715-4730 View (713) 715-4730
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Dr. Ashlie Llorens
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LSSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
Dr. Llorens works with adolescents and adults feeling like their current state of mental and emotional well-being isn't where they want it to be, and they're ready to take proactive steps towards improvement. They come to therapy with an understanding that change requires effort, self-reflection, and a willingness to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you're ready to break free from the limitations that anxiety and depression can impose, let's work together to embark on a transformative journey towards healing, self-discovery, and a greater sense of well-being. Schedule a free consultation at www.inceptionpsych.com.
Dr. Llorens works with adolescents and adults feeling like their current state of mental and emotional well-being isn't where they want it to be, and they're ready to take proactive steps towards improvement. They come to therapy with an understanding that change requires effort, self-reflection, and a willingness to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you're ready to break free from the limitations that anxiety and depression can impose, let's work together to embark on a transformative journey towards healing, self-discovery, and a greater sense of well-being. Schedule a free consultation at www.inceptionpsych.com.
(713) 843-7581 View (713) 843-7581
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Jessica Perlaza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77047  (Online Only)
My name is Jessica Perlaza, but you can call me Jess! I am most passionate about working with people who are struggling with life transitions such as college students, young professionals, and those in relationship changes. I help adults overcome anxiety and depression that holds them back from their full potential. My goal is to help you improve your confidence and work towards achieving a life that brings you joy.
My name is Jessica Perlaza, but you can call me Jess! I am most passionate about working with people who are struggling with life transitions such as college students, young professionals, and those in relationship changes. I help adults overcome anxiety and depression that holds them back from their full potential. My goal is to help you improve your confidence and work towards achieving a life that brings you joy.
(713) 568-7893 View (713) 568-7893
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Ruth Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77089
Hi! My name is Ruth Roberts and I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 23 years of clinical experience. I am able to treat a variety of mental health disorders for individuals, families, and couples such as anxiety, depression, stress management, coping skills, emotional regulation, and trauma. My approach to therapy is based on the evidence-based perspective of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) such as Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Hi! My name is Ruth Roberts and I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 23 years of clinical experience. I am able to treat a variety of mental health disorders for individuals, families, and couples such as anxiety, depression, stress management, coping skills, emotional regulation, and trauma. My approach to therapy is based on the evidence-based perspective of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) such as Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
(281) 746-6717 View (281) 746-6717
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JM Professional Services LLC/ SAP
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77207
Substance Abuse Professional SAP I will Conduct a thorough face to face assessment make a recommendation for appropriate level of care then send a report to employer about my recommendation. I will follow your progress during your care when completed. I will conduct a face to face follow up that verify you completed the recommendation. When you have successful completed. I will send a compliance report to your employer or your future employer, then the employer will send you to take a return to duty test which must be negative.The return to duty test is observed then you are subject to follow up test.
Substance Abuse Professional SAP I will Conduct a thorough face to face assessment make a recommendation for appropriate level of care then send a report to employer about my recommendation. I will follow your progress during your care when completed. I will conduct a face to face follow up that verify you completed the recommendation. When you have successful completed. I will send a compliance report to your employer or your future employer, then the employer will send you to take a return to duty test which must be negative.The return to duty test is observed then you are subject to follow up test.
(832) 864-9821 View (832) 864-9821
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Sonja Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
(713) 257-9341 View (713) 257-9341
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Allison Gilbert
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeast, Houston, TX 77004  (Online Only)
Have you or a loved one ever experienced a mental health crisis? Let's be honest, that can be a terrifying ordeal. At Space City Counseling & Psychotherapy PLLC, I specialize in crisis management and post-psychiatric hospitalization counseling, along with providing counseling to a host of many other issues. I treat my clients the way I would want a therapist to treat my closest family members. You are the expert of your story, I'm just here to provide techniques that allow you to take back control of the out of control and find the freedom you're longing for.
Have you or a loved one ever experienced a mental health crisis? Let's be honest, that can be a terrifying ordeal. At Space City Counseling & Psychotherapy PLLC, I specialize in crisis management and post-psychiatric hospitalization counseling, along with providing counseling to a host of many other issues. I treat my clients the way I would want a therapist to treat my closest family members. You are the expert of your story, I'm just here to provide techniques that allow you to take back control of the out of control and find the freedom you're longing for.
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Tarina Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeast, Houston, TX 77087
Tarina Watson, LCSW. I am committed to helping my clients find the best solution for them. I enjoy building relationships and allowing my clients to feel empowered as they reach and explore their goals or challenges. I have several years of experience working with adolescents as well as all stages of life. Client-Centered, Solution Focused, EMDR, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Trauma focused-CBT.
Tarina Watson, LCSW. I am committed to helping my clients find the best solution for them. I enjoy building relationships and allowing my clients to feel empowered as they reach and explore their goals or challenges. I have several years of experience working with adolescents as well as all stages of life. Client-Centered, Solution Focused, EMDR, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Trauma focused-CBT.
(832) 937-9453 View (832) 937-9453

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Number of Therapists in Southeast, Houston, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Southeast, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Southeast, Houston, TX see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southeast, 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.