Therapists in Montclair, Denver, CO

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Rachel Calderon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Welcome ! I have been a therapist for 10 years and truly enjoy the work I do. I hope to provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment as you process and learn evidence based, mental health skills. I love to work with clients of all backgrounds and value cultural humility in the therapeutic setting, above all else.
Welcome ! I have been a therapist for 10 years and truly enjoy the work I do. I hope to provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment as you process and learn evidence based, mental health skills. I love to work with clients of all backgrounds and value cultural humility in the therapeutic setting, above all else.
(720) 594-2451 View (720) 594-2451
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Kim Godell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Allow me to help resolve and overcome the road blocks in your life. I am a licensed counselor that specializes in child, adolescent, and adult issues including trauma, self-esteem, depression, grief/loss, and anxiety. I believe the adjustment to parenthood can be quite challenging and therefore work with new parents in a variety of post partum issues as the transition is made in their new life. I believe when problems are not addressed, they become magnified and all encompassing. I value each individual's therapeutic journey and enjoy the role in helping facilitate this!
Allow me to help resolve and overcome the road blocks in your life. I am a licensed counselor that specializes in child, adolescent, and adult issues including trauma, self-esteem, depression, grief/loss, and anxiety. I believe the adjustment to parenthood can be quite challenging and therefore work with new parents in a variety of post partum issues as the transition is made in their new life. I believe when problems are not addressed, they become magnified and all encompassing. I value each individual's therapeutic journey and enjoy the role in helping facilitate this!
(720) 583-8100 View (720) 583-8100
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Jessica Kate Scherer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
I approach every session from a behavioral, familial, relationship, and queer perspective, and I see everything through a systemic lens. Whether you are dealing with interpersonal issues or societal concerns, I am here to help you navigate through life’s challenges. I work with adults of all gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ethnicities.
I approach every session from a behavioral, familial, relationship, and queer perspective, and I see everything through a systemic lens. Whether you are dealing with interpersonal issues or societal concerns, I am here to help you navigate through life’s challenges. I work with adults of all gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ethnicities.
(720) 740-3529 View (720) 740-3529
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Crystal Dudley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Crystal Dudley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Colorado Denver, with a degree Counseling Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working in community mental health and I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, parent child relationships, infant mental health, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
Welcome! My name is Crystal Dudley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Colorado Denver, with a degree Counseling Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working in community mental health and I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, parent child relationships, infant mental health, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
(720) 729-4016 View (720) 729-4016
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Stephen W. Mitchell Phd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
I have a wide range of experience working with individuals and couples. I primarily focus on helping clients understand how experiences in their life have influenced their beliefs, behaviors, emotions and relationships. I think this helps clients understand what action they need to take to feel connected to themselves and others. If I can be helpful in deepening your relationships with others and self please give me a call.
I have a wide range of experience working with individuals and couples. I primarily focus on helping clients understand how experiences in their life have influenced their beliefs, behaviors, emotions and relationships. I think this helps clients understand what action they need to take to feel connected to themselves and others. If I can be helpful in deepening your relationships with others and self please give me a call.
(720) 502-1366 View (720) 502-1366
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Stephen Reeder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC, CEDS-S, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Have you ever heard the saying "the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master?" I can help you learn to not follow your every thought as if it is a command, and to be more connected to the present moment. Integrity, humility, benevolence, and community are the core values of my practice. As your therapist, I will help you identify your core values and what is most important to you. Once we know what is most important, we can nourish those areas while changing how you relate to unhelpful thinking patterns. I believe therapy is about repairing relationships, whether to food, to your body, to others or with yourself.
Have you ever heard the saying "the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master?" I can help you learn to not follow your every thought as if it is a command, and to be more connected to the present moment. Integrity, humility, benevolence, and community are the core values of my practice. As your therapist, I will help you identify your core values and what is most important to you. Once we know what is most important, we can nourish those areas while changing how you relate to unhelpful thinking patterns. I believe therapy is about repairing relationships, whether to food, to your body, to others or with yourself.
(720) 790-4412 View (720) 790-4412
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Tiffany Rode
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
I believe you are the expert on yourself and you already have the tools to make the change you would like to see. A therapist can help you access these tools! I am passionate about working with people of all ages and backgrounds. It's my role to be an empathetic ear and a guide to help you reach your goals and aspirations.
I believe you are the expert on yourself and you already have the tools to make the change you would like to see. A therapist can help you access these tools! I am passionate about working with people of all ages and backgrounds. It's my role to be an empathetic ear and a guide to help you reach your goals and aspirations.
(720) 815-3996 View (720) 815-3996
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Lorin Terrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Lorin Terrell and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. I treat all clinical issues, using a collaborative and client centered approach. I also practice from a trauma and culturally responsive lens, meaning your personal experiences are validated and included in any therapeutic work we do together. My approach to providing therapy services is first and foremost, client centered. My clients are the experts on their unique experiences and circumstances, I am simply the guide to get them where they want to be.
Hello! My name is Lorin Terrell and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. I treat all clinical issues, using a collaborative and client centered approach. I also practice from a trauma and culturally responsive lens, meaning your personal experiences are validated and included in any therapeutic work we do together. My approach to providing therapy services is first and foremost, client centered. My clients are the experts on their unique experiences and circumstances, I am simply the guide to get them where they want to be.
(970) 517-2757 View (970) 517-2757
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Kristen Melanie Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Embarking on the journey of healing and recovery can be a challenging and courageous step, and I understand the apprehension that often accompanies seeking support. In my nine years of dedicated work in the field of recovery and addiction, I've come to appreciate that the path to healing is not a linear trajectory but rather a transformative spiral. It's a journey where you may find yourself revisiting aspects you thought you understood, only to uncover deeper truths and insights. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and the profound capacity for growth and change.
Embarking on the journey of healing and recovery can be a challenging and courageous step, and I understand the apprehension that often accompanies seeking support. In my nine years of dedicated work in the field of recovery and addiction, I've come to appreciate that the path to healing is not a linear trajectory but rather a transformative spiral. It's a journey where you may find yourself revisiting aspects you thought you understood, only to uncover deeper truths and insights. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and the profound capacity for growth and change.
(720) 734-1447 View (720) 734-1447
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Ashanti Gosha
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Hi, my name is Ashanti Gosha. Therapy can be a hard first step for many people. My style of therapy is a collaborative approach where you can be authentic in a safe space free of shame and judgement. We will work together with you as the driver to help navigate any mental health challenges with me offering insight and interventions that will help you along the way. I have an integrative approach to therapy which means I work with everyone to assess their goals and needs of therapy, and I combine skills from various treatment modalities that best fits client’s need.
Hi, my name is Ashanti Gosha. Therapy can be a hard first step for many people. My style of therapy is a collaborative approach where you can be authentic in a safe space free of shame and judgement. We will work together with you as the driver to help navigate any mental health challenges with me offering insight and interventions that will help you along the way. I have an integrative approach to therapy which means I work with everyone to assess their goals and needs of therapy, and I combine skills from various treatment modalities that best fits client’s need.
(720) 459-9161 View (720) 459-9161
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Kelsey Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
We all face major challenges and painful experiences throughout our lives, and it is often difficult to ask for support or know where to begin. I am here to provide you a safe space to share your experience without judgement. We will work together to develop skills and strategies to move you toward the life that is most meaningful and true for you.
We all face major challenges and painful experiences throughout our lives, and it is often difficult to ask for support or know where to begin. I am here to provide you a safe space to share your experience without judgement. We will work together to develop skills and strategies to move you toward the life that is most meaningful and true for you.
(720) 738-5126 View (720) 738-5126
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Robyn Lipkowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CCPS
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Finding out that your partner is a sex addict is a devastating moment in your life and can feel like an emotional roller coaster with many different feelings coming one after another or at the same time. You are feeling like your world has been shattered. I am here to help you work through your trauma, validate the pain you are experiencing and provide a safe supportive space to help you heal.
Finding out that your partner is a sex addict is a devastating moment in your life and can feel like an emotional roller coaster with many different feelings coming one after another or at the same time. You are feeling like your world has been shattered. I am here to help you work through your trauma, validate the pain you are experiencing and provide a safe supportive space to help you heal.
(833) 945-1136 View (833) 945-1136
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Kuumba Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an ambitious entrepreneur who recognizes the challenges they face: a lack of guidance and fear of failure and rejection. Despite these obstacles, they possess a desire for financial freedom and building generational wealth. They are aware of their knowledge gaps and seek opportunities to bridge them. Striving for a balanced work-life equilibrium, they aim to succeed in their ventures and nurturing personal well-being. By understanding and addressing these needs, we aim to empower them to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence and resilience, ultimately achieving their goals of sustainable success
My ideal client is an ambitious entrepreneur who recognizes the challenges they face: a lack of guidance and fear of failure and rejection. Despite these obstacles, they possess a desire for financial freedom and building generational wealth. They are aware of their knowledge gaps and seek opportunities to bridge them. Striving for a balanced work-life equilibrium, they aim to succeed in their ventures and nurturing personal well-being. By understanding and addressing these needs, we aim to empower them to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence and resilience, ultimately achieving their goals of sustainable success
(303) 500-3950 View (303) 500-3950
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Alpenglow Mind + Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, RYT
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Whether you feel stuck, have spiraling thoughts, desire healthier relationships, or face the challenges of motherhood, let's navigate these experiences together. I support women in their 20s and 30s who are seeking to build lives filled with greater meaning and fulfillment. Our journey entails discovering the areas in which you aspire to grow, delving into your core values, and nurturing authenticity. I guide clients in enhancing the mind-body connection, increasing self-awareness and compassion, and providing tools to live authentically. Together, we'll uncover the path to living a life aligned with your true self.
Whether you feel stuck, have spiraling thoughts, desire healthier relationships, or face the challenges of motherhood, let's navigate these experiences together. I support women in their 20s and 30s who are seeking to build lives filled with greater meaning and fulfillment. Our journey entails discovering the areas in which you aspire to grow, delving into your core values, and nurturing authenticity. I guide clients in enhancing the mind-body connection, increasing self-awareness and compassion, and providing tools to live authentically. Together, we'll uncover the path to living a life aligned with your true self.
(720) 594-6584 View (720) 594-6584
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Bobbie Arthur - Denver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Do you ever feel like you're existing but not living? Do you feel like you're fighting to feel joy or avoid pain in life? To live a full and happy life we need to learn to manage times of discomfort and pain. Our feelings and experiences are here to teach us what we need as individuals and how to move forward intentionally. Together we can explore how to grow in our challenges and struggles and how to live more fully. I have treated clients who feel paralyzed by their anxiety or depression or those who need a focused problem approach.
Do you ever feel like you're existing but not living? Do you feel like you're fighting to feel joy or avoid pain in life? To live a full and happy life we need to learn to manage times of discomfort and pain. Our feelings and experiences are here to teach us what we need as individuals and how to move forward intentionally. Together we can explore how to grow in our challenges and struggles and how to live more fully. I have treated clients who feel paralyzed by their anxiety or depression or those who need a focused problem approach.
(720) 547-2760 View (720) 547-2760
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Christine Moor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
People decide to begin therapy because they are experiencing psychological distress and they desire wellbeing. It takes a great deal of courage and determination to choose this healing approach and to fulfill such a tender and deep longing within oneself. On top of making a commitment to your self, the decision to go forward is like standing at a crossroads in ones life. Such an experience is filled with mixed emotions and potential! I begin the process of therapy by developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is built on trust and safety.
People decide to begin therapy because they are experiencing psychological distress and they desire wellbeing. It takes a great deal of courage and determination to choose this healing approach and to fulfill such a tender and deep longing within oneself. On top of making a commitment to your self, the decision to go forward is like standing at a crossroads in ones life. Such an experience is filled with mixed emotions and potential! I begin the process of therapy by developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is built on trust and safety.
(720) 702-1953 View (720) 702-1953
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Nancy Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Chosen as one of "Denver's Top 10 Life Coaches" by expertise.com for the eighth year. I combine my skills as both a psychotherapist and life coach to help you not only heal the past but move towards a more fulfilling, vibrant future. Whether you are anxious, depressed, frustrated, lonely or otherwise unfulfilled, life can get better. I have helped hundreds of clients change their lives and have faith in your ability to heal. Would you like to feel you are living your life with deeper meaning and purpose? Do you want to feel more aligned with your truth? Sometimes all you need is a skilled guide to assist you with the next steps.
Chosen as one of "Denver's Top 10 Life Coaches" by expertise.com for the eighth year. I combine my skills as both a psychotherapist and life coach to help you not only heal the past but move towards a more fulfilling, vibrant future. Whether you are anxious, depressed, frustrated, lonely or otherwise unfulfilled, life can get better. I have helped hundreds of clients change their lives and have faith in your ability to heal. Would you like to feel you are living your life with deeper meaning and purpose? Do you want to feel more aligned with your truth? Sometimes all you need is a skilled guide to assist you with the next steps.
(720) 619-8864 View (720) 619-8864
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Aisha Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! My name is Aisha (She/her/hers). Although I believe we are all the experts of our individual lives, there are times when all of us could benefit from an objective space. I've supported those through the heaviness of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use a eclectic approach to meet your individual needs and goals. I typically use a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, and person-centered therapies.
Hi there! My name is Aisha (She/her/hers). Although I believe we are all the experts of our individual lives, there are times when all of us could benefit from an objective space. I've supported those through the heaviness of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use a eclectic approach to meet your individual needs and goals. I typically use a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, and person-centered therapies.
(720) 664-6975 View (720) 664-6975
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Natasha Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Natasha L. Elliott, LCSW Natasha L. Elliott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master's Degree in K-12 Education from Northern Arizona University, a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Natasha takes a person-centered therapeutic approach in meeting individuals where they are at; as individuals we are not boxes and therefore should not be treated as such. She has worked with a diverse population of individuals from young adults to older adults with a variety of backgrounds.
Natasha L. Elliott, LCSW Natasha L. Elliott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master's Degree in K-12 Education from Northern Arizona University, a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Natasha takes a person-centered therapeutic approach in meeting individuals where they are at; as individuals we are not boxes and therefore should not be treated as such. She has worked with a diverse population of individuals from young adults to older adults with a variety of backgrounds.
(720) 730-9815 View (720) 730-9815
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Emily Mackay King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
No one person's story is the same, and individual experiences are often impacted by life stressors, challenging circumstances and uncertainty regarding the path towards healing. My work is primarily focused on healing from trauma and shame, addressing anxious and depressive symptoms that arise from adverse life experiences. The people I work with often experience low self-worth, struggle with relationships or have difficulties accessing coping mechanisms to manage symptoms. I work with individuals across the lifespan, incorporating appropriate modalities to fit the unique needs that arise during different seasons of our life.
No one person's story is the same, and individual experiences are often impacted by life stressors, challenging circumstances and uncertainty regarding the path towards healing. My work is primarily focused on healing from trauma and shame, addressing anxious and depressive symptoms that arise from adverse life experiences. The people I work with often experience low self-worth, struggle with relationships or have difficulties accessing coping mechanisms to manage symptoms. I work with individuals across the lifespan, incorporating appropriate modalities to fit the unique needs that arise during different seasons of our life.
(720) 741-7315 View (720) 741-7315

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Number of Therapists in Montclair, Denver, CO

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Montclair, Denver, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Montclair, Denver, CO see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montclair, Denver?

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.