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Traverse Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
We are accepting new clients. My name is Kelly Merdinger. I specialize in recovery-oriented therapy for clients experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and interpersonal violence and abuse. I work with clients in cultivating self-compassion and empowering beliefs by processing and understanding past painful experiences. It's normal to feel "stuck" when our bodies and minds are overwhelmed. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe space to slow down as your emotions are expressed, validated, and integrated into a new and healthier understanding of self.
We are accepting new clients. My name is Kelly Merdinger. I specialize in recovery-oriented therapy for clients experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and interpersonal violence and abuse. I work with clients in cultivating self-compassion and empowering beliefs by processing and understanding past painful experiences. It's normal to feel "stuck" when our bodies and minds are overwhelmed. My goal is to provide an affirming and safe space to slow down as your emotions are expressed, validated, and integrated into a new and healthier understanding of self.
(425) 648-1207 View (425) 648-1207
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Dr. James Dillon
Psychologist, PhD, LPsy
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005
Do your sexual behaviors feel out of control? Are you concerned that you might be addicted to sex or porn? Has infidelity harmed your relationship? Perhaps you are struggling with sexual concerns like ED? If it's hard for you to stop problematic sexual behaviors on your own, it's time to see a specialist. I understand the impact compulsive sexual behavior can have on one's life and the toll of betrayal trauma on your relationship. I am committed to walking alongside my clients as they navigate their path to recovery. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve healthy intimacy, heal from trauma, and live a fulfilling life.
Do your sexual behaviors feel out of control? Are you concerned that you might be addicted to sex or porn? Has infidelity harmed your relationship? Perhaps you are struggling with sexual concerns like ED? If it's hard for you to stop problematic sexual behaviors on your own, it's time to see a specialist. I understand the impact compulsive sexual behavior can have on one's life and the toll of betrayal trauma on your relationship. I am committed to walking alongside my clients as they navigate their path to recovery. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve healthy intimacy, heal from trauma, and live a fulfilling life.
(425) 966-2275 View (425) 966-2275
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Dr. Keri Clark
Psychologist, PhD, LPsy
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
Is your relationship struggling from the trauma of sexual secrets, sexual addiction, or infidelity? Has substance use hurt your relationships? If you are finding it difficult to move forward after the discovery of betrayal or addiction, I can help you create a plan to heal, reconnect with your partner, and save your relationship. I offer a safe space for you to discuss your past behaviors and the havoc they've created in your life. You will learn to free yourself from overwhelming feelings of shame and depression. I will support you with whatever you are facing so you know that you are not alone.
Is your relationship struggling from the trauma of sexual secrets, sexual addiction, or infidelity? Has substance use hurt your relationships? If you are finding it difficult to move forward after the discovery of betrayal or addiction, I can help you create a plan to heal, reconnect with your partner, and save your relationship. I offer a safe space for you to discuss your past behaviors and the havoc they've created in your life. You will learn to free yourself from overwhelming feelings of shame and depression. I will support you with whatever you are facing so you know that you are not alone.
(425) 434-5931 View (425) 434-5931
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Lynette Thorlakson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
I am a WA state licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. In working with couples, I integrate three evidence-based approaches that include Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Internal Family Systems Couple Therapy, and Gottman Method Couple Therapy. My integrated approach touches on attachment needs and fears. Fear of rejection and abandonment while longing for connection. The emotional disconnection leads to a pattern of push and pull in a couple’s predictable negative cycle of interaction.
I am a WA state licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. In working with couples, I integrate three evidence-based approaches that include Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Internal Family Systems Couple Therapy, and Gottman Method Couple Therapy. My integrated approach touches on attachment needs and fears. Fear of rejection and abandonment while longing for connection. The emotional disconnection leads to a pattern of push and pull in a couple’s predictable negative cycle of interaction.
(425) 437-2836 View (425) 437-2836
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Renee Gilbert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
I can best describe myself as a Competency-based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems therapist. Practically speaking, that means I have great respect for the challenges we all face in our lives and consider most so called "problem-behaviors" as logical adaptations to difficult situations that simply have outlived their usefulness. Therapy sessions strive to identify out dated problem solving strategies and replace them with newer more effective solutions. While I utilize a number of treatment techniques, I rely most heavily on Cognitive-Behavioral, Skills Training and Family Systems approaches.
I can best describe myself as a Competency-based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems therapist. Practically speaking, that means I have great respect for the challenges we all face in our lives and consider most so called "problem-behaviors" as logical adaptations to difficult situations that simply have outlived their usefulness. Therapy sessions strive to identify out dated problem solving strategies and replace them with newer more effective solutions. While I utilize a number of treatment techniques, I rely most heavily on Cognitive-Behavioral, Skills Training and Family Systems approaches.
(425) 320-3777 View (425) 320-3777
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Jannie Driver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
If you are visiting my website, you have already begun the process of change. Whether it is interpersonal relationships, parenting, or trauma, you want something different. My goal as a psychologist is to support you and challenge you toward change. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based and client-centered. This means that I bring the research and science of psychology into each session, while maintaining compassion and empathy for my client.
If you are visiting my website, you have already begun the process of change. Whether it is interpersonal relationships, parenting, or trauma, you want something different. My goal as a psychologist is to support you and challenge you toward change. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based and client-centered. This means that I bring the research and science of psychology into each session, while maintaining compassion and empathy for my client.
(425) 341-1950 View (425) 341-1950
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Marcie Mitchell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. I am passionate about providing a collaborative approach and empathic understanding of my client's needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State. I am passionate about providing a collaborative approach and empathic understanding of my client's needs.
(858) 346-5004 View (858) 346-5004
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Nicole Rae Buckley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005
Accepting New Patients! Hello, my name is Nicole Buckley, Licensed Clinical Therapist. My philosophy is that when we feel understood by another, we are able to untangle the issues that lead us into therapy in the first place. This can help us to develop ourselves and our lives on a deeper level. Therapy is a special opportunity to be understood by another person. I also provide a warm, genuine and collaborative style to help my clients work towards change. My goal is to provide a safe place for healing and personal growth.
Accepting New Patients! Hello, my name is Nicole Buckley, Licensed Clinical Therapist. My philosophy is that when we feel understood by another, we are able to untangle the issues that lead us into therapy in the first place. This can help us to develop ourselves and our lives on a deeper level. Therapy is a special opportunity to be understood by another person. I also provide a warm, genuine and collaborative style to help my clients work towards change. My goal is to provide a safe place for healing and personal growth.
(425) 215-1841 View (425) 215-1841
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Dr. Michelle Taylor
Counselor, PsyD, LMHCA, CDP
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
Dr. Taylor has significant experience working with individuals with addiction, trauma, infidelity, and chronic pain or illness impacting sexuality. She understands how one’s life can change in the blink of an eye, and how goals and values can shift when life does. It is during these times that individuals, couples, and/or families, can experience varying degrees of difficultly with the transition. How an individual responds is neither right nor wrong, because everyone has their own process and journey in life.
Dr. Taylor has significant experience working with individuals with addiction, trauma, infidelity, and chronic pain or illness impacting sexuality. She understands how one’s life can change in the blink of an eye, and how goals and values can shift when life does. It is during these times that individuals, couples, and/or families, can experience varying degrees of difficultly with the transition. How an individual responds is neither right nor wrong, because everyone has their own process and journey in life.
(425) 470-5712 View (425) 470-5712
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Premier Therapeutic Experience
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
Dr. Premièr strives to create a safe and accepting environment using gentle humor and empathy that promotes a platform for clients to not only achieve therapeutic goals, but also to reach their ultimate potential. As a writer, he sees the client as the author of their story and the therapist as an editor. The best authors need editors. He believes growth starts with humility and discomfort; therefore, the counseling process can be painful, however, the more effort one puts forth the more constructive results they’ll see.
Dr. Premièr strives to create a safe and accepting environment using gentle humor and empathy that promotes a platform for clients to not only achieve therapeutic goals, but also to reach their ultimate potential. As a writer, he sees the client as the author of their story and the therapist as an editor. The best authors need editors. He believes growth starts with humility and discomfort; therefore, the counseling process can be painful, however, the more effort one puts forth the more constructive results they’ll see.
(425) 358-9257 View (425) 358-9257
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Ali Sokolow
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
People come to therapy for many reasons. You may simply not be living the most satisfying life. Or perhaps you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, which could be negatively impacting your relationships, your goals, or your general well-being. Life's challenges and obstacles are often difficult to overcome alone, but being able to cope and change behavior is possible with tools learned in counseling. Therapy can help to identify what is not working in your life, so that you can achieve your goals.
People come to therapy for many reasons. You may simply not be living the most satisfying life. Or perhaps you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, which could be negatively impacting your relationships, your goals, or your general well-being. Life's challenges and obstacles are often difficult to overcome alone, but being able to cope and change behavior is possible with tools learned in counseling. Therapy can help to identify what is not working in your life, so that you can achieve your goals.
(425) 318-7468 View (425) 318-7468
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Anywhere Wellness
PMH-NP, ARNP, BC FNP, CS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having problems at work, home or with others? Are you struggling with drinking, substance use, stress eating, or just taking basic care of yourself? I am here to help, by offering safe, trusting, affirmative, warm, non-judgmental counseling. Life has its challenges and as a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I believe mutual respect, trust, empathy, authenticity and compassion are the foundation successful practice. These allow concerns to be worked through together in a safe/private space! Mental health medication and weight loss help along with counseling offered too!
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having problems at work, home or with others? Are you struggling with drinking, substance use, stress eating, or just taking basic care of yourself? I am here to help, by offering safe, trusting, affirmative, warm, non-judgmental counseling. Life has its challenges and as a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I believe mutual respect, trust, empathy, authenticity and compassion are the foundation successful practice. These allow concerns to be worked through together in a safe/private space! Mental health medication and weight loss help along with counseling offered too!
(360) 818-7426 View (360) 818-7426
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Dr. Jeff Cook
Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
I help individuals struggling with feelings of emptiness and despair to make sense of destructive decisions and to repair broken relationships. Whether we were hurt in our younger years, in our marriage or other relationships, we all experience heartache. At times we may find ourselves stuck, unable to move through or past certain experiences and it is in these phases of life that feelings of emptiness, or the experience of shame, or the quiet desperation to feel alive again, consume us. When these experiences are not understood and cared for, they often lead to poor decisions and ruptured relationships.
I help individuals struggling with feelings of emptiness and despair to make sense of destructive decisions and to repair broken relationships. Whether we were hurt in our younger years, in our marriage or other relationships, we all experience heartache. At times we may find ourselves stuck, unable to move through or past certain experiences and it is in these phases of life that feelings of emptiness, or the experience of shame, or the quiet desperation to feel alive again, consume us. When these experiences are not understood and cared for, they often lead to poor decisions and ruptured relationships.
(425) 441-3470 View (425) 441-3470
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Erik Ploof
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tired of arguing and thinking about divorce? Do you want to be seen, heard & understood in your relationship? Has your marriage been hurt by infidelity or sexual addiction? If you're feeling discouraged about your relationship, it's time to get support. I help couples create a safe space together to explore conflict, deepen their connection, resolve communication problems and repair trust. Your relationship does not have to be this hard. I'll show you how to to break old patterns, approach challenges together, and respond in ways that foster connection & enhance intimacy. Together we'll create a plan for your relationship to thrive.
Tired of arguing and thinking about divorce? Do you want to be seen, heard & understood in your relationship? Has your marriage been hurt by infidelity or sexual addiction? If you're feeling discouraged about your relationship, it's time to get support. I help couples create a safe space together to explore conflict, deepen their connection, resolve communication problems and repair trust. Your relationship does not have to be this hard. I'll show you how to to break old patterns, approach challenges together, and respond in ways that foster connection & enhance intimacy. Together we'll create a plan for your relationship to thrive.
(425) 287-5575 View (425) 287-5575
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Maggie Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
Together we will discover what you want to change. I will help you access your untapped strengths and power in order to create the life you want: more empowered, more connected, more authentic. In a safe and compassionate manner, I help you reconnect to your truest self so you can meet the world in a secure and resilient way. Most importantly, you'll have an ally in your life committed to this journey with you. If you have experienced trauma in your early or adult life, I am trained and want to help.
Together we will discover what you want to change. I will help you access your untapped strengths and power in order to create the life you want: more empowered, more connected, more authentic. In a safe and compassionate manner, I help you reconnect to your truest self so you can meet the world in a secure and resilient way. Most importantly, you'll have an ally in your life committed to this journey with you. If you have experienced trauma in your early or adult life, I am trained and want to help.
(425) 979-2327 View (425) 979-2327
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Debbie Butler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
I work from the fundamental belief that all individuals have the capacity to effectively deal with any challenge in their lives given the right tools and support. I am passionate about strengthening people and relationships through the exploration of family and interpersonal dynamics. I help individuals, couples and families improve and understand their relationships by providing a safe and non-judgmental setting.
I work from the fundamental belief that all individuals have the capacity to effectively deal with any challenge in their lives given the right tools and support. I am passionate about strengthening people and relationships through the exploration of family and interpersonal dynamics. I help individuals, couples and families improve and understand their relationships by providing a safe and non-judgmental setting.
(206) 745-3862 View (206) 745-3862
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Jessica Kicha
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bellevue, WA 98005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Helping couples connect is my specialty. Do you sometimes feel alone in your relationship? Does it seem like your partner does not understand you, and no matter how hard you try it seems like you end up in the same fight over and over again? Has that sense of being close and connected changed to feeling more distant and roommate like? If you're ready to reclaim your relationship back from the negative patterns that keep you stuck, I am here to help.
Helping couples connect is my specialty. Do you sometimes feel alone in your relationship? Does it seem like your partner does not understand you, and no matter how hard you try it seems like you end up in the same fight over and over again? Has that sense of being close and connected changed to feeling more distant and roommate like? If you're ready to reclaim your relationship back from the negative patterns that keep you stuck, I am here to help.
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Traverse Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
Traverse Therapy is currently open to new clients! My name is Alexandra. Taking the initiative to seek a therapist is an excellent way to support your mental health. We all experience times when we could use some extra care, whether it's dealing with social anxiety, relationship struggles, life transitions, or feeling stuck. My therapeutic interventions are rooted in strengths-based and trauma-informed care, and my goal is to empower my clients to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by equipping them with the necessary skills and support to overcome their challenges.
Traverse Therapy is currently open to new clients! My name is Alexandra. Taking the initiative to seek a therapist is an excellent way to support your mental health. We all experience times when we could use some extra care, whether it's dealing with social anxiety, relationship struggles, life transitions, or feeling stuck. My therapeutic interventions are rooted in strengths-based and trauma-informed care, and my goal is to empower my clients to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by equipping them with the necessary skills and support to overcome their challenges.
(425) 414-3747 View (425) 414-3747
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Serena Stark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
Serena’s areas of focus include gender-based violence, eating disorders (including ARFID), LGBTQ+ related struggles, and autism spectrum disorder. Serena also focuses on the commonly co-occurring experiences such as depression and anxiety. She uses a trauma-informed and feminist theory based approach in her sessions with clients.
Serena’s areas of focus include gender-based violence, eating disorders (including ARFID), LGBTQ+ related struggles, and autism spectrum disorder. Serena also focuses on the commonly co-occurring experiences such as depression and anxiety. She uses a trauma-informed and feminist theory based approach in her sessions with clients.
(425) 242-3522 View (425) 242-3522
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David Han
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellevue, WA 98005
David (he/him) is a licensed psychotherapist (LMHC) in the state of Washington. David primarily works with adolescents (16+), adults including individuals and couples, and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples who are dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, identity integration, relational conflicts, sexual identity, and comorbidity. David also provides integrated treatment for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders within a collaborative team of medication prescribers and/or primary care physicians.
David (he/him) is a licensed psychotherapist (LMHC) in the state of Washington. David primarily works with adolescents (16+), adults including individuals and couples, and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples who are dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, identity integration, relational conflicts, sexual identity, and comorbidity. David also provides integrated treatment for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders within a collaborative team of medication prescribers and/or primary care physicians.
(425) 491-1318 View (425) 491-1318

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98005

200+

Average cost per session

$163

Therapists in 98005 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Premera
60% Regence
53% Aetna

How Therapists in 98005 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98005?

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.