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Lesley Srikantaiah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
We all have sense for when we can benefit from more support in life. I offer compassionate and evidence-based therapy, collaborating with clients toward their goals. We will identify the goals you are working toward whether that is making transitions in life or cultivating more peace of mind.
We all have sense for when we can benefit from more support in life. I offer compassionate and evidence-based therapy, collaborating with clients toward their goals. We will identify the goals you are working toward whether that is making transitions in life or cultivating more peace of mind.
(458) 203-5016 View (458) 203-5016
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Elizabeth Grotsky
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
If you are looking for someone who can hold space with unconditional positive regard, holding your story with compassion and grace, I may be a good fit. I have extensive experience working with a wide array of mental disorders and specifically reprocessing unresolved trauma. I also work with various struggles such as depression, anxiety, racial trauma, spiritual trauma, PTSD, Hoarding disorders, and emotional regulation. I am versatile in the care I provide through evidence based practices and I serve ages 17 and up. If your intuition feels I could help, please don't hesitate to reach out.
If you are looking for someone who can hold space with unconditional positive regard, holding your story with compassion and grace, I may be a good fit. I have extensive experience working with a wide array of mental disorders and specifically reprocessing unresolved trauma. I also work with various struggles such as depression, anxiety, racial trauma, spiritual trauma, PTSD, Hoarding disorders, and emotional regulation. I am versatile in the care I provide through evidence based practices and I serve ages 17 and up. If your intuition feels I could help, please don't hesitate to reach out.
(458) 217-5467 x2 View (458) 217-5467 x2
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Deborah Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to live your life to the fullest? Have you tried several things and still feel like you want more? Counseling can be an opportunity to gain insight, increase motivation and discover your strengths. There are different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to increase awareness and find the road to lasting wellness. Together we can create healthy coping strategies, positive social connections, self-esteem and confidence in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Do you struggle to live your life to the fullest? Have you tried several things and still feel like you want more? Counseling can be an opportunity to gain insight, increase motivation and discover your strengths. There are different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to increase awareness and find the road to lasting wellness. Together we can create healthy coping strategies, positive social connections, self-esteem and confidence in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
(541) 640-5232 View (541) 640-5232
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Leah A. Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Thank you for being here! You have taken the first steps toward a different way of living. Your action to move toward healing is already a sign that you are and yet we all need support from time to time. Chronic stress and/or traumatic experiences often debilitate our intuitive nature and create a disconnection from our embodied, true self. My hope is that we can collaboratively create within you an internal environment of security, possibility and ease.
Thank you for being here! You have taken the first steps toward a different way of living. Your action to move toward healing is already a sign that you are and yet we all need support from time to time. Chronic stress and/or traumatic experiences often debilitate our intuitive nature and create a disconnection from our embodied, true self. My hope is that we can collaboratively create within you an internal environment of security, possibility and ease.
(458) 202-2777 View (458) 202-2777
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Jennifer L DeFeo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and Oregon and have been practicing for over 20 years. Therapy is about safety, which encompasses a trusting and non-judgmental environment. This is the biggest asset that you will experience when working with me; safety and unconditional positive regard. I am committed to empowering my clients to navigate their challenges and provide the safe environment to do so. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and believe that therapy is a joint experience that we will pursue together.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and Oregon and have been practicing for over 20 years. Therapy is about safety, which encompasses a trusting and non-judgmental environment. This is the biggest asset that you will experience when working with me; safety and unconditional positive regard. I am committed to empowering my clients to navigate their challenges and provide the safe environment to do so. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and believe that therapy is a joint experience that we will pursue together.
(541) 203-6701 View (541) 203-6701
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Samantha Hubbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Coming into a civilization that values separation and individualistic ways I became enlightened by the deep rooted connection and harmony the mind, body, and soul were craving. The suppression of our innate human parts has created exhaustion and burnout that instills conditioning of shame, guilt and fear. My mission is to provide a meaningful safe space to shed these burdens brought on by unrealistic standards of society, family, and our institutions and connect with the healing allies of the earth to remember how to be in alignment with our full embodied selves.
Coming into a civilization that values separation and individualistic ways I became enlightened by the deep rooted connection and harmony the mind, body, and soul were craving. The suppression of our innate human parts has created exhaustion and burnout that instills conditioning of shame, guilt and fear. My mission is to provide a meaningful safe space to shed these burdens brought on by unrealistic standards of society, family, and our institutions and connect with the healing allies of the earth to remember how to be in alignment with our full embodied selves.
(458) 213-4301 View (458) 213-4301
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Maria L Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
If you struggle to trust yourself and know what to do with life stressors, especially interpersonal ones, then I can guide and facilitate the process of identifying and using the strengths, capabilities and resources you already possess to respond to these stressors. Having gone through my own healing with internalize stigma and understanding of cultural implications of having a mental health condition I have the empathy to navigate how to work with and not against mental health symptoms. I desire for individuals to courageously live out their authentic, genuine self.
If you struggle to trust yourself and know what to do with life stressors, especially interpersonal ones, then I can guide and facilitate the process of identifying and using the strengths, capabilities and resources you already possess to respond to these stressors. Having gone through my own healing with internalize stigma and understanding of cultural implications of having a mental health condition I have the empathy to navigate how to work with and not against mental health symptoms. I desire for individuals to courageously live out their authentic, genuine self.
(458) 218-8616 View (458) 218-8616
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Conscious Couples
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
Just relocated / Accepting NEW Clients! Since I work only with couples, I have been able to hone my craft. I have a passion for serving couples - especially those with previously unsuccessful couples therapy - and helping them find healing, tools, & solutions. What sets me apart? Not only am I trained in multiple methods of evidence-based couples therapy (Gottman, EFT, Imago) & attachment theory, but as a doctoral level provider I can consult about individual diagnosis, medication, & treatment needs that may impact the relationship. My lived experience offers genuine warmth and a judgement-free environment in person or Telehealth.
Just relocated / Accepting NEW Clients! Since I work only with couples, I have been able to hone my craft. I have a passion for serving couples - especially those with previously unsuccessful couples therapy - and helping them find healing, tools, & solutions. What sets me apart? Not only am I trained in multiple methods of evidence-based couples therapy (Gottman, EFT, Imago) & attachment theory, but as a doctoral level provider I can consult about individual diagnosis, medication, & treatment needs that may impact the relationship. My lived experience offers genuine warmth and a judgement-free environment in person or Telehealth.
(541) 229-0170 View (541) 229-0170
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Jordan W. Cornwell
LPC Intern, MS, CRC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
I enjoy working with clients who are curious and have motivation to change. I hope to be a facilitator and team member in your care and your journey to a more self-actualized you. I believe that you are the source of your healing and I can be a tool to reach YOUR goals!
I enjoy working with clients who are curious and have motivation to change. I hope to be a facilitator and team member in your care and your journey to a more self-actualized you. I believe that you are the source of your healing and I can be a tool to reach YOUR goals!
(458) 232-3708 View (458) 232-3708
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Kay Vincent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
*Taking new clients around June/July if you had previously tried calling but did not get a response please email* Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment? I'm Kay, a counselor specializing in anxiety, depression, sexual/gender identity, and relationship issues. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate these complex areas of their lives, empowering them to step into their authentic selves with confidence and clarity. I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to our sessions. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals.
*Taking new clients around June/July if you had previously tried calling but did not get a response please email* Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment? I'm Kay, a counselor specializing in anxiety, depression, sexual/gender identity, and relationship issues. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate these complex areas of their lives, empowering them to step into their authentic selves with confidence and clarity. I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to our sessions. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals.
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Melissa Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADCIII
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for 10 years. I use evidenced based practices to address trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship challenges. Most unhealthy coping behaviors were survival skills. These skills were beneficial but now interfere with joy and connection. There is relief in exploring outdated coping strategies and replacing with current strategies that facilitate authenticity, closeness, and peace. You can request a new client consultation from my website.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have been in practice for 10 years. I use evidenced based practices to address trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship challenges. Most unhealthy coping behaviors were survival skills. These skills were beneficial but now interfere with joy and connection. There is relief in exploring outdated coping strategies and replacing with current strategies that facilitate authenticity, closeness, and peace. You can request a new client consultation from my website.
(458) 217-6334 View (458) 217-6334
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Natasha R Yaganeh
Licensed Professional Counselor, Natasha Yaganeh, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am licensed in both Oregon and Idaho and look forward to meeting you! I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and grow regardless of how deep the wounds, that no one is broken beyond repair. However, sometimes we find ourselves moving through life in a way that is hindering our potential or no longer serving us well, which can often be the catalyst for seeking counseling. I am dedicated to seeking out ways to educate myself in decolonizing my practice and life. I will meet you where you are and work with you to find the balance you are seeking.
Hello! I am licensed in both Oregon and Idaho and look forward to meeting you! I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and grow regardless of how deep the wounds, that no one is broken beyond repair. However, sometimes we find ourselves moving through life in a way that is hindering our potential or no longer serving us well, which can often be the catalyst for seeking counseling. I am dedicated to seeking out ways to educate myself in decolonizing my practice and life. I will meet you where you are and work with you to find the balance you are seeking.
(541) 248-6836 View (541) 248-6836
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Samantha Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website. I’m a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota and Oregon. I have specialized training to support Military families and Veterans, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and older adults. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and strive to be a supportive listener who helps you define the life that leads you to live within your values. My approach is humerous, validating, soft and genuine. Many clients have reported that they feel very comfortable with me upon our first session and this is something I pride myself on. All people are safe within my space.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. I’m a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota and Oregon. I have specialized training to support Military families and Veterans, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and older adults. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and strive to be a supportive listener who helps you define the life that leads you to live within your values. My approach is humerous, validating, soft and genuine. Many clients have reported that they feel very comfortable with me upon our first session and this is something I pride myself on. All people are safe within my space.
(612) 662-3169 View (612) 662-3169
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High Vibe Society
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Annie and I have been a therapist for over 20 years. I am so glad you found your way here today. Just by dropping in here, you have taken a HUGE step in your healing journey. As Lao Tzu says, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Today you have taken that step. I'm so proud of you already! We are going to rock this healing process together. The most important thing in the world to me is to sit with you in your pain. You are not alone, and we will figure this out together. I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modalities specific to each client's needs. I am also a Reiki Master.
Hi! My name is Annie and I have been a therapist for over 20 years. I am so glad you found your way here today. Just by dropping in here, you have taken a HUGE step in your healing journey. As Lao Tzu says, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Today you have taken that step. I'm so proud of you already! We are going to rock this healing process together. The most important thing in the world to me is to sit with you in your pain. You are not alone, and we will figure this out together. I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modalities specific to each client's needs. I am also a Reiki Master.
(458) 224-5889 View (458) 224-5889
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Amie Schulz
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
My life journey has profoundly influenced my dedication to empowering individuals on their path to personal growth and fulfillment. I am committed to working collaboratively with people, assisting them in realizing their full potential and facilitating transformative experiences. Often, our lives are marked by patterns rooted in shame and trauma, hindering our ability to embrace authenticity and joy. Unbeknownst to us, we may be navigating the world with a wounded heart. However, recognizing this reality opens the door to hope.
My life journey has profoundly influenced my dedication to empowering individuals on their path to personal growth and fulfillment. I am committed to working collaboratively with people, assisting them in realizing their full potential and facilitating transformative experiences. Often, our lives are marked by patterns rooted in shame and trauma, hindering our ability to embrace authenticity and joy. Unbeknownst to us, we may be navigating the world with a wounded heart. However, recognizing this reality opens the door to hope.
(458) 216-5808 View (458) 216-5808
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Melisa DeMeyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is working with couples and families. I seek to create an environment that honors your values and strengths while also being able to provide a space that allows for growth and change. Please check out my website for more information: www.forestgrovecounseling.org
My passion is working with couples and families. I seek to create an environment that honors your values and strengths while also being able to provide a space that allows for growth and change. Please check out my website for more information: www.forestgrovecounseling.org
(458) 203-6817 View (458) 203-6817
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James Freeman
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
Hello, my name is James, and I believe that relationships and connection are at the core of healing. I address trauma through a blend of cognitive, emotional, and somatic approaches to empower my clients to transform their relationship with themselves and their past. My clients often live life with an emphasis on adventure and spend time in the outdoors. They might live life at a fast pace and are seeking a holistic roadmap to a more balanced life, grappling with issues like anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma.
Hello, my name is James, and I believe that relationships and connection are at the core of healing. I address trauma through a blend of cognitive, emotional, and somatic approaches to empower my clients to transform their relationship with themselves and their past. My clients often live life with an emphasis on adventure and spend time in the outdoors. They might live life at a fast pace and are seeking a holistic roadmap to a more balanced life, grappling with issues like anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma.
(458) 203-3165 View (458) 203-3165
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Brad Show
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
It seems we are taught the same general A+B+C equals health, but it’s not that simple. When we find ourselves somewhere in between angry, hurt, ashamed, confused, chaotic, and in pain; there is nothing general about it. By choice or force we have been opened and we find ourselves agonizingly and explicitly pulled in multiple directions at once. These tensions are unavoidable in life and are a part of the human experience. At times we can deal with this on our own, at others we need help raising what we cannot yet see within that offers to not just manage our obscured ailments, but to transcend and operate outside them with others.
It seems we are taught the same general A+B+C equals health, but it’s not that simple. When we find ourselves somewhere in between angry, hurt, ashamed, confused, chaotic, and in pain; there is nothing general about it. By choice or force we have been opened and we find ourselves agonizingly and explicitly pulled in multiple directions at once. These tensions are unavoidable in life and are a part of the human experience. At times we can deal with this on our own, at others we need help raising what we cannot yet see within that offers to not just manage our obscured ailments, but to transcend and operate outside them with others.
(458) 219-8975 View (458) 219-8975
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Dr. De Anna Hellwich
PhD, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Do you struggle with Mental Health symptoms or do you desire personal growth & success in one (or all) of the following: personal relationships, family relations, parenting, health & wellness, work/Career stressors or criminal justice issues? Dr. Hellwich at Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions EMHWS can help you Evolve into a better "you" if you're willing to work hard. EMHWS will treat you with compassion & use a direct yet supportive approach during the therapeutic process. EMHWS strives to help you find relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
Do you struggle with Mental Health symptoms or do you desire personal growth & success in one (or all) of the following: personal relationships, family relations, parenting, health & wellness, work/Career stressors or criminal justice issues? Dr. Hellwich at Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions EMHWS can help you Evolve into a better "you" if you're willing to work hard. EMHWS will treat you with compassion & use a direct yet supportive approach during the therapeutic process. EMHWS strives to help you find relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
(458) 235-4271 View (458) 235-4271
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Amanda Copeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Are you struggling with grief or trapped in the grip of past trauma? Grief and trauma can weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, casting shadows on our lives and hindering our ability to move forward. Whether you're mourning the loss of a loved one, a way of life, or struggling with a sense of loss within yourself, loneliness, insecurity, and uncertainty may cloud your days. I specialize in guiding individuals through the healing journey of grief and trauma recovery, offering a path to rediscover joy and purpose. If you've experienced a traumatic past, you may find yourself battling depression, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy.
Are you struggling with grief or trapped in the grip of past trauma? Grief and trauma can weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, casting shadows on our lives and hindering our ability to move forward. Whether you're mourning the loss of a loved one, a way of life, or struggling with a sense of loss within yourself, loneliness, insecurity, and uncertainty may cloud your days. I specialize in guiding individuals through the healing journey of grief and trauma recovery, offering a path to rediscover joy and purpose. If you've experienced a traumatic past, you may find yourself battling depression, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy.
(458) 203-7025 View (458) 203-7025

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97701

300+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 97701 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% PacificSource
55% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
42% Aetna

How Therapists in 97701 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97701?

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.