Therapists in Depot Bench, Boise, ID

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Stephanie Breitenstein
Counselor, MC, LCPC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Stephanie Breitenstein. I'm licensed to practice in Idaho and Arizona and I have been practicing for 11 years. I would say that I teach perspective and self-acceptance. I help people develop their own insight and help them navigate their emotions. We all have a level of intuition that is waiting for us to become aware of it. By filtering out preconceived notions about how we think we should be, we are able to move toward a more peaceful way of being.
Hello, my name is Stephanie Breitenstein. I'm licensed to practice in Idaho and Arizona and I have been practicing for 11 years. I would say that I teach perspective and self-acceptance. I help people develop their own insight and help them navigate their emotions. We all have a level of intuition that is waiting for us to become aware of it. By filtering out preconceived notions about how we think we should be, we are able to move toward a more peaceful way of being.
(208) 607-3399 View (208) 607-3399
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Victor Durnil
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT, MCoun
Verified
3 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
I am passionate about my work with my clients. I believe that no matter how challenging the immediate situation may be, there is a manageable path to feeling better. I enjoy working with diverse issues, but I particularly enjoy my work with men, sexual addiction issues, and helping people heal from past trauma. I also work with alcoholism and other substance abuse issues, codependency, and cross-addiction issues. I am trained in EMDR and other trauma treatment methods. I provide a safe and supportive environment for change.
I am passionate about my work with my clients. I believe that no matter how challenging the immediate situation may be, there is a manageable path to feeling better. I enjoy working with diverse issues, but I particularly enjoy my work with men, sexual addiction issues, and helping people heal from past trauma. I also work with alcoholism and other substance abuse issues, codependency, and cross-addiction issues. I am trained in EMDR and other trauma treatment methods. I provide a safe and supportive environment for change.
(208) 904-1089 View (208) 904-1089
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Charlotte Knuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
I work with adolescents and adults who may be coping with a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, emptiness, substance use, and relationship issues. I work with individuals who are struggling with their sense of self and may feel lost, alone, and unsure where to begin. My clients want to feel more secure in who they are and more confident with how to be.
I work with adolescents and adults who may be coping with a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, emptiness, substance use, and relationship issues. I work with individuals who are struggling with their sense of self and may feel lost, alone, and unsure where to begin. My clients want to feel more secure in who they are and more confident with how to be.
(208) 268-3273 View (208) 268-3273
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Steven I Lanzet
Counselor, MEd, LMFT-S, LCPC-S, CSAT-S
Verified
9 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
People say my style is different from other counselors. "He's not the kind of counselor who just sits back and says uh-huh every few minutes." I am not shy about giving feedback and responding to my clients. Counseling is a relationship and I strive to create an engaging and healing dialogue from the beginning. Whatever your issue is, if it's not getting better with what you have been doing so far, now is the time to seek assistance. Call me to discuss your concerns and we can decide if I am the right resource for you.
People say my style is different from other counselors. "He's not the kind of counselor who just sits back and says uh-huh every few minutes." I am not shy about giving feedback and responding to my clients. Counseling is a relationship and I strive to create an engaging and healing dialogue from the beginning. Whatever your issue is, if it's not getting better with what you have been doing so far, now is the time to seek assistance. Call me to discuss your concerns and we can decide if I am the right resource for you.
(208) 269-9388 View (208) 269-9388
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Sadie Ashenbrener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
I work with adolescents and adults who may be coping with a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, emptiness, substance use, and relationship issues. I work with individuals who are struggling with their sense of self and may feel lost, alone, and unsure where to begin. My clients want to feel more secure in who they are and more confident with how to be.
I work with adolescents and adults who may be coping with a variety of challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, emptiness, substance use, and relationship issues. I work with individuals who are struggling with their sense of self and may feel lost, alone, and unsure where to begin. My clients want to feel more secure in who they are and more confident with how to be.
(208) 487-6228 View (208) 487-6228
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Glory A Wanless
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Accepting NEW In Person and Telehealth Clients- If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, having a harder time finding joy in everyday activities, or coping with a major life change, you are not alone, these are very human things to be going through. When we have hard times in life, it can cause us to act in ways that are not helpful to who we want to be. Whether you are struggling with reoccurring issues, are unable to cope in a healthy way, or simply want more peace in your life, counseling can help. I primarily focus on working with adolescents and individuals struggling with addiction.
Accepting NEW In Person and Telehealth Clients- If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, having a harder time finding joy in everyday activities, or coping with a major life change, you are not alone, these are very human things to be going through. When we have hard times in life, it can cause us to act in ways that are not helpful to who we want to be. Whether you are struggling with reoccurring issues, are unable to cope in a healthy way, or simply want more peace in your life, counseling can help. I primarily focus on working with adolescents and individuals struggling with addiction.
(208) 357-9751 View (208) 357-9751
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Trina Elsasser LCPC
Counselor, MCoun, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83706  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking help to successfully navigate life transitions, relationship dynamics, health and wellness challenges, loss, grief, and bereavement. As a therapist, I consider myself an advocate for my clients; you can count on me to have faith in you and your ability to heal, grow and find peace. I respect the courage it takes to reach out for help, and whether you enter therapy to work on specific issues or to find support for daily life challenges, you will be met with an environment of respect, empathy, and acceptance.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking help to successfully navigate life transitions, relationship dynamics, health and wellness challenges, loss, grief, and bereavement. As a therapist, I consider myself an advocate for my clients; you can count on me to have faith in you and your ability to heal, grow and find peace. I respect the courage it takes to reach out for help, and whether you enter therapy to work on specific issues or to find support for daily life challenges, you will be met with an environment of respect, empathy, and acceptance.
(208) 314-2923 View (208) 314-2923
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Jewels (Julie) Meek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Engaging in therapy is a brave choice. The right fit with your therapist is absolutely key. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you engage with and enjoy your life more. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience helping adults, teens, and children achieve their goals, heal from their painful past experiences, build a more balanced and integrated brain and nervous system, and love and accept themselves more fully. Every individual's path is valid and worthy. If you feel we might be a good fit, it would be an honor to assist you on yours.
Engaging in therapy is a brave choice. The right fit with your therapist is absolutely key. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you engage with and enjoy your life more. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience helping adults, teens, and children achieve their goals, heal from their painful past experiences, build a more balanced and integrated brain and nervous system, and love and accept themselves more fully. Every individual's path is valid and worthy. If you feel we might be a good fit, it would be an honor to assist you on yours.
(208) 963-8241 View (208) 963-8241
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Candace Cooper
Counselor, LCPC , NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83706
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am happy that you are considering my help for your mental health needs. I have a passion for people, families and couples. I want people to be confident with themselves and happy with who they place themselves around. You may be stuck and confused about areas of your life that work in some ways but in other areas, it is not working.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am happy that you are considering my help for your mental health needs. I have a passion for people, families and couples. I want people to be confident with themselves and happy with who they place themselves around. You may be stuck and confused about areas of your life that work in some ways but in other areas, it is not working.
(208) 510-0432 View (208) 510-0432
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Julie Myers
Counselor, LCPC, CDWF
Verified
5 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
I view counseling as a supportive and collaborative partnership where I assist you with working through difficult challenges. Together we will work to develop the emotional safety and support you need to make the changes you want. I know it can be hard to make changes and even hard to ask for help sometimes. I offer a compassionate, welcoming and affirming perspective backed up with tools and skills for problem resolution. With a respectful, caring and challenging environment you are able to achieve your goals.
I view counseling as a supportive and collaborative partnership where I assist you with working through difficult challenges. Together we will work to develop the emotional safety and support you need to make the changes you want. I know it can be hard to make changes and even hard to ask for help sometimes. I offer a compassionate, welcoming and affirming perspective backed up with tools and skills for problem resolution. With a respectful, caring and challenging environment you are able to achieve your goals.
(208) 904-2639 View (208) 904-2639
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Mindy Haws
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
My beliefs on counseling are regularly evolving as I continue to learn and grow on my own journey. My top priority as a counselor is to meet people where they are at and offer a safe, non judgmental space for collaboration and goal setting. In my counseling approach, I draw upon existential principles. This framework emphasizes the significance of authenticity, genuine connections, living congruent to your values, and discovering purpose in life. It encourages considering the broader perspective of what life has to offer.
My beliefs on counseling are regularly evolving as I continue to learn and grow on my own journey. My top priority as a counselor is to meet people where they are at and offer a safe, non judgmental space for collaboration and goal setting. In my counseling approach, I draw upon existential principles. This framework emphasizes the significance of authenticity, genuine connections, living congruent to your values, and discovering purpose in life. It encourages considering the broader perspective of what life has to offer.
(208) 812-5077 View (208) 812-5077
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Tolman Counseling
Counselor, CRC, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Are you looking for a sex positive provider? Look no further, you found me. Humor is an important part of life and a powerful coping skill. I often utilize humor in therapy as a way to connect and process your experiences. I also like to follow and meet my client's needs, and adjust my approach accordingly. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ people, trauma, sexual concerns, chronic pain, polyamory, kink, desire discrepancy, and gender. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and both a BSU and UI graduate. I am currently enrolled at University of Michigan in a program focused on sex, gender, and diversity.
Are you looking for a sex positive provider? Look no further, you found me. Humor is an important part of life and a powerful coping skill. I often utilize humor in therapy as a way to connect and process your experiences. I also like to follow and meet my client's needs, and adjust my approach accordingly. I have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ people, trauma, sexual concerns, chronic pain, polyamory, kink, desire discrepancy, and gender. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and both a BSU and UI graduate. I am currently enrolled at University of Michigan in a program focused on sex, gender, and diversity.
(208) 314-3171 View (208) 314-3171
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Valerie Platt
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
Telehealth therapy only - Please visit my website for my direct contact information. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy and I consider the therapeutic relationship a privilege. I specialize in adult mental health therapy, with a focus on navigating the complexities of depression, trauma, and addiction. I collaborate with individuals to understand the underlying factors contributing to their challenges while helping build practical coping mechanisms and cultivate a strength-based mindset.
Telehealth therapy only - Please visit my website for my direct contact information. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy and I consider the therapeutic relationship a privilege. I specialize in adult mental health therapy, with a focus on navigating the complexities of depression, trauma, and addiction. I collaborate with individuals to understand the underlying factors contributing to their challenges while helping build practical coping mechanisms and cultivate a strength-based mindset.
(208) 502-2741 View (208) 502-2741
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Shannon Traver
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
I believe the most important aspect of therapy is to offer hope and facilitate healing. It takes a lot of courage to seek counseling. My style is collaborative and supportive, which allows your strengths to shine. I place a lot of importance on building strong relationships with clients. I've been a licensed counselor for 19 years and for the last 15, l have devoted myself solely to private practice. In addition. my experience working in hospitals, treatment programs, and clinics has enabled me to offer a depth of wisdom and knowledge. Let's find creative solutions to your problems, decrease stress, and increase your success!
I believe the most important aspect of therapy is to offer hope and facilitate healing. It takes a lot of courage to seek counseling. My style is collaborative and supportive, which allows your strengths to shine. I place a lot of importance on building strong relationships with clients. I've been a licensed counselor for 19 years and for the last 15, l have devoted myself solely to private practice. In addition. my experience working in hospitals, treatment programs, and clinics has enabled me to offer a depth of wisdom and knowledge. Let's find creative solutions to your problems, decrease stress, and increase your success!
(208) 871-7693 View (208) 871-7693
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Krys Miley, MEd, LCPC
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Feeling overwhelmed? Wanting to make changes but don't know where to start? Together we will figure out how to tackle obstacles. We will explore possibilities and challenge behavior patterns that are holding you back.
Feeling overwhelmed? Wanting to make changes but don't know where to start? Together we will figure out how to tackle obstacles. We will explore possibilities and challenge behavior patterns that are holding you back.
(208) 947-0608 View (208) 947-0608
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Alyson Witmer Root
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Have you ever felt stuck or like you're not living an optimal version of your life? In therapy, I work with clients to gain a new perspective on what works and what doesn't. Relationships are the primary focus of my practice. I work with clients to get clarity on what they need and want. Together, we identify the action steps necessary for living a purpose-filled life. My practice addresses life transitions, optimizing relationships, personal growth, marriage and parenting, dysfunctional families, addiction, false beliefs, and goal setting. Let go of problematic patterns and lean into your extraordinary life ahead.
Have you ever felt stuck or like you're not living an optimal version of your life? In therapy, I work with clients to gain a new perspective on what works and what doesn't. Relationships are the primary focus of my practice. I work with clients to get clarity on what they need and want. Together, we identify the action steps necessary for living a purpose-filled life. My practice addresses life transitions, optimizing relationships, personal growth, marriage and parenting, dysfunctional families, addiction, false beliefs, and goal setting. Let go of problematic patterns and lean into your extraordinary life ahead.
(208) 471-5085 View (208) 471-5085
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Jamie Van
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting clients interested in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in May 2024. My goal is to help my clients not just survive but to thrive. I assist my clients in connecting to their deeper selves in order to discover their individual goals, talents, and desires. I'm most effective working with adults who are managing a life transition, addressing a relationship conflict, processing trauma or changing unwanted behavioral/thought patterns. Common symptomology that I treat are: depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders.
Accepting clients interested in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in May 2024. My goal is to help my clients not just survive but to thrive. I assist my clients in connecting to their deeper selves in order to discover their individual goals, talents, and desires. I'm most effective working with adults who are managing a life transition, addressing a relationship conflict, processing trauma or changing unwanted behavioral/thought patterns. Common symptomology that I treat are: depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders.
(208) 480-4007 View (208) 480-4007
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Jennifer Smith-Online Counseling Available
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
**NOW OFFERING ONLINE/TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS It takes courage to reach out and involve a counselor in our most intimate of life's struggles. I honor that courage. My goal is to provide a safe and judgment-free environment for you to process what's going on in your life. Making a connection with a counselor you trust is so important. I chose to do this work because I am passionate about helping people, and maybe more so, because I have personally experienced very powerful changes in my own life from facing my "stuff" with a therapist I trusted. I believe in this process.
**NOW OFFERING ONLINE/TELEMENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS It takes courage to reach out and involve a counselor in our most intimate of life's struggles. I honor that courage. My goal is to provide a safe and judgment-free environment for you to process what's going on in your life. Making a connection with a counselor you trust is so important. I chose to do this work because I am passionate about helping people, and maybe more so, because I have personally experienced very powerful changes in my own life from facing my "stuff" with a therapist I trusted. I believe in this process.
(208) 874-4826 View (208) 874-4826
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Lisa Paternoster
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Is your child anxious, scared, lonely or suffering from a chronic medical condition? Are you an overwhelmed parent? If so, please consider visiting me at Genesis Counseling and Psychological Services. Thinking about counseling can create uncertainty. It's a big step. You may have a lot of questions. I can't promise you won't be nervous when you visit for the first time, but I can promise to answer all your questions and provide a safe, non-judgemental place to grow together.
Is your child anxious, scared, lonely or suffering from a chronic medical condition? Are you an overwhelmed parent? If so, please consider visiting me at Genesis Counseling and Psychological Services. Thinking about counseling can create uncertainty. It's a big step. You may have a lot of questions. I can't promise you won't be nervous when you visit for the first time, but I can promise to answer all your questions and provide a safe, non-judgemental place to grow together.
(208) 874-4728 View (208) 874-4728
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Gretchen Finley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depot Bench, Boise, ID 83705
Waitlist for new clients
I believe each individual has something unique to contribute in life. I am passionate about helping others identify their strengths and put into action the quality of life they envision. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate environment for all individuals. My counseling style is strengths-based, holistic and empowering with a little humor to help build a positive relationship and ease uncomfortable situations.
I believe each individual has something unique to contribute in life. I am passionate about helping others identify their strengths and put into action the quality of life they envision. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental and compassionate environment for all individuals. My counseling style is strengths-based, holistic and empowering with a little humor to help build a positive relationship and ease uncomfortable situations.
(208) 346-8470 View (208) 346-8470

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Number of Therapists in Depot Bench, Boise, ID

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Depot Bench, Boise, ID who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
77% Stress
77% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Blue Cross
72% PacificSource
70% SelectHealth

How Therapists in Depot Bench, Boise, ID see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Depot Bench, Boise?

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.