Therapists in 80013

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Hilary Settlemire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
Hi, My name is Hilary Settlemire. I have my Masters in Social Work. I currently have my LCSW. My approach to therapy is make sure that is client centered and working on you to become your best self. My focus areas are adults with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and Depression. I also like to work with couples and marriage complications. I open to helping anyone through what they are going through. My approach to therapy is using CBT, DBT and solution focused therapy. I want to work on being aware of your behaviors and being able to work through them with you.
Hi, My name is Hilary Settlemire. I have my Masters in Social Work. I currently have my LCSW. My approach to therapy is make sure that is client centered and working on you to become your best self. My focus areas are adults with ADHD, Bi-Polar, Anxiety and Depression. I also like to work with couples and marriage complications. I open to helping anyone through what they are going through. My approach to therapy is using CBT, DBT and solution focused therapy. I want to work on being aware of your behaviors and being able to work through them with you.
(720) 649-4970 View (720) 649-4970
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Jessica Savage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In our time together, we will get you feeling more comfortable and confident in yourself so that you are able to cope with whatever life throws at you – and these days, that has been a lot. We will process through your past and current experiences through a new lens that accepts and validates who you are. You will have the opportunity to overcome overthinking, set boundaries with ease, and recognize valuable strengths within yourself. Additionally, you can learn new techniques to get you through those more challenging moments.
In our time together, we will get you feeling more comfortable and confident in yourself so that you are able to cope with whatever life throws at you – and these days, that has been a lot. We will process through your past and current experiences through a new lens that accepts and validates who you are. You will have the opportunity to overcome overthinking, set boundaries with ease, and recognize valuable strengths within yourself. Additionally, you can learn new techniques to get you through those more challenging moments.
(720) 704-3282 View (720) 704-3282
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Aletta Joy Rucker / Liv'n With A Purpose
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients as of 01/23/2024. We are VIRTUAL only - Adults only. We accept Medicaid & Insurance - see our website. Are you experiencing emotional ups and downs and feeling like you are spiraling out of control, due to life events or stressors? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or have recently lost a loved one and you are struggling to get through? Are you sober but struggling with triggers and relapse or the potential to relapse? Everyone goes through ups and downs, learning to overcome negative thoughts and behaviors is a struggle, but you are not alone.
Not accepting new clients as of 01/23/2024. We are VIRTUAL only - Adults only. We accept Medicaid & Insurance - see our website. Are you experiencing emotional ups and downs and feeling like you are spiraling out of control, due to life events or stressors? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or have recently lost a loved one and you are struggling to get through? Are you sober but struggling with triggers and relapse or the potential to relapse? Everyone goes through ups and downs, learning to overcome negative thoughts and behaviors is a struggle, but you are not alone.
(720) 704-2610 View (720) 704-2610
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David Hay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
I am a seasoned master's level psychotherapist with 20 years of experience. I work with an interactive and direct style to help you move to a higher level of health both personally and relationally. Family Systems Theory helps me identify the connection of past hurt and pain to the your present concerns. Cognitive Behavioral Theory gives us tools for changing automatic responses to more desirable ones. I work with couples to enhance their communication styles and to resolve conflicts. I also like to work with premarital couples exploring strengths as well as potential growing edges.
I am a seasoned master's level psychotherapist with 20 years of experience. I work with an interactive and direct style to help you move to a higher level of health both personally and relationally. Family Systems Theory helps me identify the connection of past hurt and pain to the your present concerns. Cognitive Behavioral Theory gives us tools for changing automatic responses to more desirable ones. I work with couples to enhance their communication styles and to resolve conflicts. I also like to work with premarital couples exploring strengths as well as potential growing edges.
(720) 316-5311 View (720) 316-5311
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Leigh Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
I am a licensed professional counselor and school psychologist. I work with preteens (11-12), teenagers, and adults with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. I also work with preteens, teenagers and adults that have specific needs for executive functioning support, emotional self-regulation, and interpersonal relationship skill building. In addition to these services, I support adult victims of racial discrimination and treat racial trauma. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have been identified as being gifted and or having a disability. I cover the full gamut of individuals with exceptionalities.
I am a licensed professional counselor and school psychologist. I work with preteens (11-12), teenagers, and adults with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. I also work with preteens, teenagers and adults that have specific needs for executive functioning support, emotional self-regulation, and interpersonal relationship skill building. In addition to these services, I support adult victims of racial discrimination and treat racial trauma. I have extensive experience working with individuals who have been identified as being gifted and or having a disability. I cover the full gamut of individuals with exceptionalities.
(720) 807-0795 View (720) 807-0795
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Jessie McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Life is hard. Many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction making life feel even harder. Feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness are so common, leaving us overthinking and full of self-doubt. Fortunately, those distressing thoughts and feelings don’t have to be permanent. You are capable of developing emotional resilience and self-confidence to enable you to thrive in this chaotic world. You are worthy of good things.
Life is hard. Many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction making life feel even harder. Feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness are so common, leaving us overthinking and full of self-doubt. Fortunately, those distressing thoughts and feelings don’t have to be permanent. You are capable of developing emotional resilience and self-confidence to enable you to thrive in this chaotic world. You are worthy of good things.
(720) 637-1995 View (720) 637-1995
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Grace Patton
LPC Intern
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Intern at Amy's Counseling Service based in Denver, CO. You are not alone. When we struggle with our mental health, sometimes it can feel like nobody understands what we are going through or that there is nobody we can talk to. One great about therapy is that you have someone walking beside you through your life’s highest highs and lowest lows. If I can be that for you, I will listen to you without judgment and with care and respect.
Intern at Amy's Counseling Service based in Denver, CO. You are not alone. When we struggle with our mental health, sometimes it can feel like nobody understands what we are going through or that there is nobody we can talk to. One great about therapy is that you have someone walking beside you through your life’s highest highs and lowest lows. If I can be that for you, I will listen to you without judgment and with care and respect.
(720) 713-7445 View (720) 713-7445
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Erin Schall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help when you are struggling is brave and beautiful. Are you feeling stuck in your life, disconnected from your self and your loved ones? Are you feeling as though no matter what you do you cannot move forward or connect meaningfully with those around you? I help people to discover how their past is showing up now and help them move toward accomplishing their therapeutic goals. If you are queer, non-monogamous, or part of the kink community you may have struggled to find a therapist who holds space for all of who you are. I seek to make space for my clients to show up in all of their humanity.
Reaching out for help when you are struggling is brave and beautiful. Are you feeling stuck in your life, disconnected from your self and your loved ones? Are you feeling as though no matter what you do you cannot move forward or connect meaningfully with those around you? I help people to discover how their past is showing up now and help them move toward accomplishing their therapeutic goals. If you are queer, non-monogamous, or part of the kink community you may have struggled to find a therapist who holds space for all of who you are. I seek to make space for my clients to show up in all of their humanity.
(720) 797-5492 View (720) 797-5492
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Cynthia McCall
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
My name is Lyn McCall, I am a licensed addiction counselor. I have been working as a counselor for the past 29 years. My work focuses on a variety of issues: addiction, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTDS, gender identify, just to name a few. Addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders has been my focus t throughout my career. I am comfortable working with adolescents or adults, both male and female. I specialize in EMDR, (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy.
My name is Lyn McCall, I am a licensed addiction counselor. I have been working as a counselor for the past 29 years. My work focuses on a variety of issues: addiction, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTDS, gender identify, just to name a few. Addiction and/or co-occurring mental health disorders has been my focus t throughout my career. I am comfortable working with adolescents or adults, both male and female. I specialize in EMDR, (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy.
(720) 902-7373 View (720) 902-7373
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Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
Hello, my name is Dr. Pamela Shannahan, I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the counseling field since 2006 with focus on person centered, trauma informed counseling. I work with people of all ages of the life spectrum. I have specialties in infant and early childhood mental health to include parenting education and support; end of life counseling for patients as well as their families; individuals, couples, and families experiencing life/relationship challenges and mental/behavioral health struggles.
Hello, my name is Dr. Pamela Shannahan, I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the counseling field since 2006 with focus on person centered, trauma informed counseling. I work with people of all ages of the life spectrum. I have specialties in infant and early childhood mental health to include parenting education and support; end of life counseling for patients as well as their families; individuals, couples, and families experiencing life/relationship challenges and mental/behavioral health struggles.
(720) 802-4786 View (720) 802-4786
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Kenneth Michael Schell
Counselor, LPCC, MA, NCC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) using a person/client centered approach. I will provide unconditional positive regard to every client I meet and will bring a warm, welcoming safe space to open up. My approach is mainly focused on Adlerian family theory and existentialism/spiritualism. My specialty is mainly focused on helping children and young adults learn how to develop independence in all sorts of situations. Clients I have worked with before have dealt with religious trauma, enmeshment and relationship issues. My passion is involved with helping individuals reach their true potential
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) using a person/client centered approach. I will provide unconditional positive regard to every client I meet and will bring a warm, welcoming safe space to open up. My approach is mainly focused on Adlerian family theory and existentialism/spiritualism. My specialty is mainly focused on helping children and young adults learn how to develop independence in all sorts of situations. Clients I have worked with before have dealt with religious trauma, enmeshment and relationship issues. My passion is involved with helping individuals reach their true potential
(720) 619-2029 View (720) 619-2029
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Alexius Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about supporting all clients through their challenges to experience healing and growth in their lives to create the best life possible. I have experience working with diverse populations providing psychotherapy to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and substance abuse. I have experience working with individuals going through grief/loss as well as struggling with anxiety, depression and navigating major life changes.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about supporting all clients through their challenges to experience healing and growth in their lives to create the best life possible. I have experience working with diverse populations providing psychotherapy to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and substance abuse. I have experience working with individuals going through grief/loss as well as struggling with anxiety, depression and navigating major life changes.
(720) 586-4643 View (720) 586-4643
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James Anthony Rucker Sr. / Liv'n With A Purpose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LAC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
VIRTUAL only- Adults only. We accept Medicaid & Insurance - see our website. Is your life at a standstill? Has depression, anxiety or substance abuse stood in your way of finding your purpose? It’s time to make a change. I believe everyone has a purpose in life, but many times their purpose has been sidetracked or disrupted by mental health issues, life stressors or substance abuse. I feel that there is a solution to every problem, it’s just a matter of taking the right steps and asking for help. Let me help you to find your purpose and get you on the right track.
VIRTUAL only- Adults only. We accept Medicaid & Insurance - see our website. Is your life at a standstill? Has depression, anxiety or substance abuse stood in your way of finding your purpose? It’s time to make a change. I believe everyone has a purpose in life, but many times their purpose has been sidetracked or disrupted by mental health issues, life stressors or substance abuse. I feel that there is a solution to every problem, it’s just a matter of taking the right steps and asking for help. Let me help you to find your purpose and get you on the right track.
(720) 597-8286 View (720) 597-8286
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Sarah Pender-Bey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Sarah. I work with individuals 18 and older with diverse backgrounds and identities looking to gain support in managing anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I also have a particular interest in working with women and BIPOC populations. We will engage in activities that increase awareness and calm the body such as trauma-informed visualizations, meditation, journaling, and gratitude. So in addition to exploring your thoughts, behaviors, and patterns, we will also have a focus on connecting to the body.
Hello! My name is Sarah. I work with individuals 18 and older with diverse backgrounds and identities looking to gain support in managing anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I also have a particular interest in working with women and BIPOC populations. We will engage in activities that increase awareness and calm the body such as trauma-informed visualizations, meditation, journaling, and gratitude. So in addition to exploring your thoughts, behaviors, and patterns, we will also have a focus on connecting to the body.
(720) 927-9061 View (720) 927-9061
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Ann Weatherby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
I truly believe that you are the expert on your own life and will help you connect with your inner knowing. I hope in our work together we can help you learn to embrace your imperfections and feel better about yourself in your day-to-day life. I like to use evidence-based tools and strategies to help heal your old unhelpful patterns and live a healthier, happier, more balanced life. My style is client-centered, gentle and grounded. I incorporate techniques from EMDR, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment therapy, depending on the clients preference.
I truly believe that you are the expert on your own life and will help you connect with your inner knowing. I hope in our work together we can help you learn to embrace your imperfections and feel better about yourself in your day-to-day life. I like to use evidence-based tools and strategies to help heal your old unhelpful patterns and live a healthier, happier, more balanced life. My style is client-centered, gentle and grounded. I incorporate techniques from EMDR, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment therapy, depending on the clients preference.
(720) 790-5667 View (720) 790-5667
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Adam Arsenault
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Tennessee and Colorado; and I now also have a tele-health credential to practice remotely with people in many states throughout the country (please see below for more information). I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004 from Skidmore College. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008 at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. I completed my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at William James College in Newton, MA. My primary specialties in intervention are in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Tennessee and Colorado; and I now also have a tele-health credential to practice remotely with people in many states throughout the country (please see below for more information). I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004 from Skidmore College. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008 at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. I completed my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at William James College in Newton, MA. My primary specialties in intervention are in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety.
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Marie Bock
LPC Intern
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Welcome! I offer a safe space to explore your inner world. Maybe there is something you want to change or something has changed you? Not sure what you need? Together we can explore your path forward.
Welcome! I offer a safe space to explore your inner world. Maybe there is something you want to change or something has changed you? Not sure what you need? Together we can explore your path forward.
(970) 591-2118 View (970) 591-2118
Roaring Courage Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
I am a person-centered, gestalt therapist. I use an eclectic approach to connect with each client individually. I work with all members of the community. I work with the LGBTQ community and people experiencing racial disparities. I provide support to allow you to identify the growth you want and am with you along the way.
I am a person-centered, gestalt therapist. I use an eclectic approach to connect with each client individually. I work with all members of the community. I work with the LGBTQ community and people experiencing racial disparities. I provide support to allow you to identify the growth you want and am with you along the way.
(720) 792-3964 View (720) 792-3964
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David Veach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
I understand and I have experienced depression and anxiety and what it's like to be addicted to alcohol and drugs. I have 26 years of recovery and I couldn't have done this without the help of those who would listen. I see individual adults for therapy. I also see adults with life transitions, ptsd, stress, anti-social disorders, family/social relationships, grief, medical/physical focus, multicultural/diversity issues, suicidal ideation and/or self-harming, bipolar, relationship therapy, spirituality, and trauma.
I understand and I have experienced depression and anxiety and what it's like to be addicted to alcohol and drugs. I have 26 years of recovery and I couldn't have done this without the help of those who would listen. I see individual adults for therapy. I also see adults with life transitions, ptsd, stress, anti-social disorders, family/social relationships, grief, medical/physical focus, multicultural/diversity issues, suicidal ideation and/or self-harming, bipolar, relationship therapy, spirituality, and trauma.
(970) 964-6356 View (970) 964-6356
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Michelle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Aurora, CO 80013
My name is Michelle Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe in the person-centered approach and believe that everyone is the author of their lives, and they should be able to make their own choices without fear of judgment from others. My area of focus is anxiety, depression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse issues, grief, relationship issues, parent child conflict, legal issues, trauma, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, infidelity, midlife transitions, and immediate crisis.
My name is Michelle Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe in the person-centered approach and believe that everyone is the author of their lives, and they should be able to make their own choices without fear of judgment from others. My area of focus is anxiety, depression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse issues, grief, relationship issues, parent child conflict, legal issues, trauma, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, infidelity, midlife transitions, and immediate crisis.
(720) 797-5332 View (720) 797-5332

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Number of Therapists in 80013

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 80013 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
72% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80013 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80013?

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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.