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Amanda Tarkington-Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
All adolescents and children want to be loved and accepted for who they are. Every child and adolescent thrive to please. For them to achieve these goals they need to be nurtured, taught, feel safe and secure in their homes and most importantly they need to know they are wanted and loved. They also need to know that what they do and who they are matters to those who matter to them.
All adolescents and children want to be loved and accepted for who they are. Every child and adolescent thrive to please. For them to achieve these goals they need to be nurtured, taught, feel safe and secure in their homes and most importantly they need to know they are wanted and loved. They also need to know that what they do and who they are matters to those who matter to them.
(971) 290-2283 View (971) 290-2283
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Sara Abbott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
The people I love to work with are people who often feel left out, struggle identifying who they are, want to learn how to more effectively communicate and those who understand that therapy is messy. We will both say the wrong thing sometimes and that's okay. The issues I love supporting people with are struggles with emotion regulation, relationship skills, processing attachment struggles, un-enmeshing from family, and more. I am a queer, millennial with ADHD - this forms who I am and my work. It's important to me to partner with others based on who they are and to make space for their unique needs.
The people I love to work with are people who often feel left out, struggle identifying who they are, want to learn how to more effectively communicate and those who understand that therapy is messy. We will both say the wrong thing sometimes and that's okay. The issues I love supporting people with are struggles with emotion regulation, relationship skills, processing attachment struggles, un-enmeshing from family, and more. I am a queer, millennial with ADHD - this forms who I am and my work. It's important to me to partner with others based on who they are and to make space for their unique needs.
(971) 318-0545 View (971) 318-0545
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Grace Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Being a person is hard. Managing demands of work or school, relationships, family, life changes, and finances all while trying to take care of your heart, mind, body, and soul can feel impossible. It's even harder when you constantly feel anxious, overstimulated, or down and depressed with little relief. Burnout is also on the rise and especially for those in helping professions. On top of this, it is often we carry the unhelpful narratives from past experiences with us through our daily life. If you resonate with any of these challenges, you are not alone, and I am hopeful there are options to help you feel better.
Being a person is hard. Managing demands of work or school, relationships, family, life changes, and finances all while trying to take care of your heart, mind, body, and soul can feel impossible. It's even harder when you constantly feel anxious, overstimulated, or down and depressed with little relief. Burnout is also on the rise and especially for those in helping professions. On top of this, it is often we carry the unhelpful narratives from past experiences with us through our daily life. If you resonate with any of these challenges, you are not alone, and I am hopeful there are options to help you feel better.
(503) 868-4955 View (503) 868-4955
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Janiene Beauchene, Youth & Family Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
I assist youth and families to build and maintain strong relationships. I teach parents skills to help their children both change challenging behavior and shift to a place of deep healing and connection. I address family of origin issues with parents allowing them to cope with their past, so that they can remain responsive, engaged and calm during stressful times. I assist in working through trauma coming from child abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and violence. I assist those going through stages of grief: helping them learn how to live beyond the loss.
I assist youth and families to build and maintain strong relationships. I teach parents skills to help their children both change challenging behavior and shift to a place of deep healing and connection. I address family of origin issues with parents allowing them to cope with their past, so that they can remain responsive, engaged and calm during stressful times. I assist in working through trauma coming from child abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and violence. I assist those going through stages of grief: helping them learn how to live beyond the loss.
(503) 573-8718 View (503) 573-8718
Photo of Olivia Lewis, Professional Counselor Associate in 97005, OR
Olivia Lewis
Professional Counselor Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Since no two people are the same, no treatment should look the same. I believe in individualizing the counseling experience to the client and their unique needs. Thus, I practice with a trans-theoretical model or across theories. I take into account your readiness for change, your strengths, and your developmental level to create a working relationship that allows for growth and resilience building. Some approaches I have utilized in the past include Wellness Based Counseling, EcoWellness/ EcoTherapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Existential Therapy.
Since no two people are the same, no treatment should look the same. I believe in individualizing the counseling experience to the client and their unique needs. Thus, I practice with a trans-theoretical model or across theories. I take into account your readiness for change, your strengths, and your developmental level to create a working relationship that allows for growth and resilience building. Some approaches I have utilized in the past include Wellness Based Counseling, EcoWellness/ EcoTherapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Existential Therapy.
(503) 862-8387 View (503) 862-8387
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Raumene Rahatzad
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
At Sound Heart Integrative Counseling I provide a safe non-judgmental space and listen to you deeply so that I can understand you as a whole person. I offer support in overcoming anxiety and depression, recovering from trauma and emotional injury, developing better relationships and interpersonal skills, obtaining greater self-knowledge, nurturing faith, and reconnecting with your Divine Nurturer. I provide this type of counseling support so that you can feel better, live a more meaningful life, and become a resilient and beautiful contributor to your family and society.
At Sound Heart Integrative Counseling I provide a safe non-judgmental space and listen to you deeply so that I can understand you as a whole person. I offer support in overcoming anxiety and depression, recovering from trauma and emotional injury, developing better relationships and interpersonal skills, obtaining greater self-knowledge, nurturing faith, and reconnecting with your Divine Nurturer. I provide this type of counseling support so that you can feel better, live a more meaningful life, and become a resilient and beautiful contributor to your family and society.
(971) 244-8882 View (971) 244-8882
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Jenny Murison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
In this day and age, life can feel overwhelming, with busy schedules, a push for achievement, and the heavy burden of societal expectation of independence. We can find ourselves burnt out, defeated, and feeling lost in the mix of life. I specialize in helping to support you to find deeper connections within your relationships, mindful living, and the shift from a "must-do" to a "just-be" way of experiencing the world and life around you.
In this day and age, life can feel overwhelming, with busy schedules, a push for achievement, and the heavy burden of societal expectation of independence. We can find ourselves burnt out, defeated, and feeling lost in the mix of life. I specialize in helping to support you to find deeper connections within your relationships, mindful living, and the shift from a "must-do" to a "just-be" way of experiencing the world and life around you.
(971) 606-4523 View (971) 606-4523
Photo of Masyn Clark, Pre-Licensed Professional in 97005, OR
Masyn Clark
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
My name is Masyn, I am completing my clinical hours for my Marriage and Family Therapy degree. I provide individual, couples and family counseling. My passion lies in working with children and adolescents. My professional background includes expertise working with neurodivergent individuals and their families. My approach to therapy is collaborative. With your knowledge of yourself and my knowledge of the therapeutic process we can work together to create a way forward through feeling stuck, lonely, confused and misunderstood.
My name is Masyn, I am completing my clinical hours for my Marriage and Family Therapy degree. I provide individual, couples and family counseling. My passion lies in working with children and adolescents. My professional background includes expertise working with neurodivergent individuals and their families. My approach to therapy is collaborative. With your knowledge of yourself and my knowledge of the therapeutic process we can work together to create a way forward through feeling stuck, lonely, confused and misunderstood.
(971) 365-4697 View (971) 365-4697
Photo of Dave Terletzky, Psychologist in 97005, OR
Dave Terletzky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
You are searching these pages for help, for clarity, for healing. I've been helping adults and children understand themselves and their relationships for over25 years. You are not just an individual with a problem; you are a person in context to your past, your future and your present. My approach in therapy involves seeing us in the context of relationships with ourselves and others. As we come to understand who we are in those relationships we have opportunities for healing, for reconciliation, for growth.
You are searching these pages for help, for clarity, for healing. I've been helping adults and children understand themselves and their relationships for over25 years. You are not just an individual with a problem; you are a person in context to your past, your future and your present. My approach in therapy involves seeing us in the context of relationships with ourselves and others. As we come to understand who we are in those relationships we have opportunities for healing, for reconciliation, for growth.
(971) 832-5655 View (971) 832-5655
Photo of Melody Jackman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97005, OR
Melody Jackman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
Being human isn't always easy, no matter how much we would like it to be. Sometimes we experience events and relationship challenges that shake us to the core, leave our emotions raw, and challenge everything that we think we believe about the world. One of my passions is helping individuals and couples to find coping strategies, process through the difficulties they are facing, and help them move towards healing and growth. I offer a compassionate space that honors all of the emotions and experiences my clients bring to the room, and allow them to process at their own pace, while encouraging them to face difficult things.
Being human isn't always easy, no matter how much we would like it to be. Sometimes we experience events and relationship challenges that shake us to the core, leave our emotions raw, and challenge everything that we think we believe about the world. One of my passions is helping individuals and couples to find coping strategies, process through the difficulties they are facing, and help them move towards healing and growth. I offer a compassionate space that honors all of the emotions and experiences my clients bring to the room, and allow them to process at their own pace, while encouraging them to face difficult things.
(503) 396-4247 View (503) 396-4247
Photo of Brigette Keane, Marriage & Family Therapist in 97005, OR
Brigette Keane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist who is focused on how a person interacts with those in their family and community groups. I believe that all people are inter-connected and problems are healed through connection with one's self and others. I like to explore how emotional injuries impact the client and their current issue. I like working to help clients heal and empower them to increase their attachment and emotional bonds for overall increased functioning and life satisfaction.
I am a marriage and family therapist who is focused on how a person interacts with those in their family and community groups. I believe that all people are inter-connected and problems are healed through connection with one's self and others. I like to explore how emotional injuries impact the client and their current issue. I like working to help clients heal and empower them to increase their attachment and emotional bonds for overall increased functioning and life satisfaction.
(503) 939-6425 View (503) 939-6425
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Susan Metcalfe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Change is difficult, but so is staying the same. Are you trying to navigate in this ever-changing world? Have you experienced loss or anxiety in a way that is keeping you from living the life you want? If you are aware that there is work to be done and are ready to find different paths and to see a different way, then let's begin. You might have been in therapy before and want to continue, or you might be new to the idea of therapy and are wondering what it is all about.
Change is difficult, but so is staying the same. Are you trying to navigate in this ever-changing world? Have you experienced loss or anxiety in a way that is keeping you from living the life you want? If you are aware that there is work to be done and are ready to find different paths and to see a different way, then let's begin. You might have been in therapy before and want to continue, or you might be new to the idea of therapy and are wondering what it is all about.
(971) 233-3406 View (971) 233-3406
Photo of Melanie Smith-Thuret, M.S., MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97005, OR
Melanie Smith-Thuret, M.S., MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the right and ability to achieve an engaged, balanced and satisfying life. I am continually impressed by my clients ability to grow and change, regardless of life circumstances. As a practitioner, I work closely with clients, using a strengths-based approach to help create change and assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals. By engaging in the therapeutic process, my clients are able to identify problem areas, increase their ability to communicate effectively, find new ways of relating to themselves and others and develop positive strategies for successful conflict resolution.
I believe that everyone has the right and ability to achieve an engaged, balanced and satisfying life. I am continually impressed by my clients ability to grow and change, regardless of life circumstances. As a practitioner, I work closely with clients, using a strengths-based approach to help create change and assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals. By engaging in the therapeutic process, my clients are able to identify problem areas, increase their ability to communicate effectively, find new ways of relating to themselves and others and develop positive strategies for successful conflict resolution.
(971) 803-0543 View (971) 803-0543
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True Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We specialize in relational therapy – connection with ourselves and significant others, our families both born into and created, communities, and within the larger global context. With a True Heart Therapist, you'll explore purpose, meaning, vulnerability, and connection.
We specialize in relational therapy – connection with ourselves and significant others, our families both born into and created, communities, and within the larger global context. With a True Heart Therapist, you'll explore purpose, meaning, vulnerability, and connection.
(971) 257-5549 View (971) 257-5549
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A Healing Intention, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
We are passionate about personal growth and self-actualization which can emerge through the therapeutic process. We believe everything that occurs in life is not by accident, but are in fact lessons to be used in grasping one's own meaning of life. Although we tend to favor experiential approaches, our theoretical orientation focuses on an integrative style of therapy. We begin with the client gradually building a foundation of acceptance and trust that is both affirming and non-judgmental. A successful therapeutic relationship is built upon making a connection through engagement allowing a client the freedom to just "be."
We are passionate about personal growth and self-actualization which can emerge through the therapeutic process. We believe everything that occurs in life is not by accident, but are in fact lessons to be used in grasping one's own meaning of life. Although we tend to favor experiential approaches, our theoretical orientation focuses on an integrative style of therapy. We begin with the client gradually building a foundation of acceptance and trust that is both affirming and non-judgmental. A successful therapeutic relationship is built upon making a connection through engagement allowing a client the freedom to just "be."
(503) 925-3306 View (503) 925-3306
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Ivy Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently seeing older children (10 and up), adolescents, and adults for therapy. I am currently not accepting couples for therapy. I believe all individuals have strengths and the capacity to meet their full potential. My main approach is to provide a safe and secure environment for clients to process feelings and learn to manage emotions and behaviors. I incorporate play, art, sandtray, and symbolism to aid in the therapeutic process. My therapy dog, Daisy, is present one day a week and is used for animal assisted therapy. Please feel free to email me to discuss getting started with therapy.
I am currently seeing older children (10 and up), adolescents, and adults for therapy. I am currently not accepting couples for therapy. I believe all individuals have strengths and the capacity to meet their full potential. My main approach is to provide a safe and secure environment for clients to process feelings and learn to manage emotions and behaviors. I incorporate play, art, sandtray, and symbolism to aid in the therapeutic process. My therapy dog, Daisy, is present one day a week and is used for animal assisted therapy. Please feel free to email me to discuss getting started with therapy.
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Mehiska Jackson
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
The social challenges that we are currently facing have created an increased need for mental health support. As a therapist, I am passionately dedicated to helping you find the healing, closure, and acceptance that you need. I strive to create a safe and secure environment where you can be heard and understood, and I am committed to working with you to make progress. I will be with you every step of the way as you navigate through the process of change. Let me help you on your journey to finding the freedom that comes with healing.
The social challenges that we are currently facing have created an increased need for mental health support. As a therapist, I am passionately dedicated to helping you find the healing, closure, and acceptance that you need. I strive to create a safe and secure environment where you can be heard and understood, and I am committed to working with you to make progress. I will be with you every step of the way as you navigate through the process of change. Let me help you on your journey to finding the freedom that comes with healing.
(971) 306-5795 View (971) 306-5795
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Maria Cristina Isaza-Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life transitions often come accompanied by fears and challenges,along with alternatives, and new opportunities for growth. In working with adults, couples, parents and families, and as an experienced bilingual/bi-cultural therapist with more than twenty years of practice, I will help you to explore practical and brief solutions to specific problems in order to brake dysfunctional relational patterns that affect you and your loved one's. I will implement and tailor the best treatment plan that fits your needs, taking into an account your cultural background.
Life transitions often come accompanied by fears and challenges,along with alternatives, and new opportunities for growth. In working with adults, couples, parents and families, and as an experienced bilingual/bi-cultural therapist with more than twenty years of practice, I will help you to explore practical and brief solutions to specific problems in order to brake dysfunctional relational patterns that affect you and your loved one's. I will implement and tailor the best treatment plan that fits your needs, taking into an account your cultural background.
(971) 832-5650 View (971) 832-5650
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Olivia Bormann
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
I am drawn to work with adults healing from abuse, trauma, and systemic oppression. I also enjoy supporting couples navigate relationship conflict, attachment wounds, and exploring their relationship scripts. As a queer, biracial (Black/white), DVSA survivor, I’m passionate about providing a space for QTBIPOC individuals and survivors of sexual and relationship violence. I’m particularly interested in finding healing outside of carceral systems. I can hold your stories, your fear, your pain - you are not too much.
I am drawn to work with adults healing from abuse, trauma, and systemic oppression. I also enjoy supporting couples navigate relationship conflict, attachment wounds, and exploring their relationship scripts. As a queer, biracial (Black/white), DVSA survivor, I’m passionate about providing a space for QTBIPOC individuals and survivors of sexual and relationship violence. I’m particularly interested in finding healing outside of carceral systems. I can hold your stories, your fear, your pain - you are not too much.
(503) 563-2527 View (503) 563-2527
Photo of Joaquin Lopez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97005, OR
Joaquin Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Evaluating our symptoms is a bridge to healing. Symptoms direct us toward the source of our suffering and point us in the direction of our solace. Oftentimes, clients enter counseling because they feel there is something wrong with them that needs to be fixed. However, there is nothing wrong. Our symptoms are not markers of failure or brokenness, they are expressions of need. Emotional duress and mental stress are a doorway or a "calling" for new behaviors and outlooks. When clients work with awareness, focus, and gentle persistence, life improves. Our bodies have an inherent ability to heal themselves. Our minds do, too.
Evaluating our symptoms is a bridge to healing. Symptoms direct us toward the source of our suffering and point us in the direction of our solace. Oftentimes, clients enter counseling because they feel there is something wrong with them that needs to be fixed. However, there is nothing wrong. Our symptoms are not markers of failure or brokenness, they are expressions of need. Emotional duress and mental stress are a doorway or a "calling" for new behaviors and outlooks. When clients work with awareness, focus, and gentle persistence, life improves. Our bodies have an inherent ability to heal themselves. Our minds do, too.
(971) 297-3491 View (971) 297-3491

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97005

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 97005 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
71% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% PacificSource
53% Aetna
47% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 97005 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97005?

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.