Therapists in Lake Villa, IL

Photo of Linnae Rutkowski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Villa, IL
Linnae Rutkowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. Specialty: Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, Individual therapy with Adults, Teenagers and Children; Relationship conflict, Couples /Marriage, Mindfulness, Lyme Disease Survivor, Breast Cancer survivor
RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor. Specialty: Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, Individual therapy with Adults, Teenagers and Children; Relationship conflict, Couples /Marriage, Mindfulness, Lyme Disease Survivor, Breast Cancer survivor
(224) 203-5255 View (224) 203-5255
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Be Well Therapy, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046
At times, worry and anxiety can interfere with the things we need and want to do. Uncertainty may be all around us, but that doesn't mean that we have to stop moving forward. Moods, relationships, and life circumstances can create barriers that limit our paths and make it necessary to switch gears. Exploring these and other issues in a warm and engaging setting can make a difference in the quality and satisfaction we achieve in our daily lives. I work with people to help develop useful, personal tools that serve their specific needs.
At times, worry and anxiety can interfere with the things we need and want to do. Uncertainty may be all around us, but that doesn't mean that we have to stop moving forward. Moods, relationships, and life circumstances can create barriers that limit our paths and make it necessary to switch gears. Exploring these and other issues in a warm and engaging setting can make a difference in the quality and satisfaction we achieve in our daily lives. I work with people to help develop useful, personal tools that serve their specific needs.
(224) 643-4049 View (224) 643-4049
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Heidi Wodrich
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a former teacher, helping people to learn & grow have been the core focus of my entire life's work. I am intimately aware that the act of sharing our challenges and life struggles with a compassionate listener is a powerful one that can be transformational. Life will inevitably present us all with challenges and changes, and reaching out for support can be empowering. My treatment method is solution-focused & emotion-focused with a strengths-based approach to help my clients experience positive growth and gain mastery over their circumstances.
As a psychotherapist, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a former teacher, helping people to learn & grow have been the core focus of my entire life's work. I am intimately aware that the act of sharing our challenges and life struggles with a compassionate listener is a powerful one that can be transformational. Life will inevitably present us all with challenges and changes, and reaching out for support can be empowering. My treatment method is solution-focused & emotion-focused with a strengths-based approach to help my clients experience positive growth and gain mastery over their circumstances.
(815) 671-4684 View (815) 671-4684
Photo of Sharon Lorang, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lake Villa, IL
Sharon Lorang
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, my passion is to aid others in aligning the lives they are living with the path of the soul. Depth psychotherapy, IFS/ Parts work, Meditation and Tai Chi instruction, as well as Dream Work and Focusing, can begin to open us up to a more reflective space, developing and actualizing a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. It may be time to dig a bit deeper in order to satisfy that quest for purpose. Often this search for meaning begs our attention through such symptoms as physical pain, depression, anxiety, anger or a simple but frustrating lethargy with life.
As a therapist, my passion is to aid others in aligning the lives they are living with the path of the soul. Depth psychotherapy, IFS/ Parts work, Meditation and Tai Chi instruction, as well as Dream Work and Focusing, can begin to open us up to a more reflective space, developing and actualizing a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. It may be time to dig a bit deeper in order to satisfy that quest for purpose. Often this search for meaning begs our attention through such symptoms as physical pain, depression, anxiety, anger or a simple but frustrating lethargy with life.
(847) 906-2093 View (847) 906-2093
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Amy Grant
LSW
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
I am a seasoned professional with background in a variety of caregiving roles including lactation consulting and school social worker. I am passionate about working with adults and youth through relationship and life transitions. I am a compassionate and supportive therapist that practices from CBT and solution focused basis while integrating attachment theory and skills from DBT.
I am a seasoned professional with background in a variety of caregiving roles including lactation consulting and school social worker. I am passionate about working with adults and youth through relationship and life transitions. I am a compassionate and supportive therapist that practices from CBT and solution focused basis while integrating attachment theory and skills from DBT.
(224) 332-3138 View (224) 332-3138
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Victoria Garrison, LCPC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046
**EXCITING NEWS! My practice has expanded! I've added two experienced, fully licensed clinicians to the team to provide counseling and therapy services. Please note, when you contact me, you will receive call or email from our intake coordinator.** I use an empathetic, personalized approach to build a safe environment for therapy. I specialize in working with adults experiencing feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anxiety, or difficulty within relationships.
**EXCITING NEWS! My practice has expanded! I've added two experienced, fully licensed clinicians to the team to provide counseling and therapy services. Please note, when you contact me, you will receive call or email from our intake coordinator.** I use an empathetic, personalized approach to build a safe environment for therapy. I specialize in working with adults experiencing feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anxiety, or difficulty within relationships.
(847) 380-8744 View (847) 380-8744
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Katie Schlichting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Developing a supportive, understanding, and enriching relationship with those I've worked with over the past 13 years has given me the privilege and ability to help clients reach their goals for therapy. I work to nurture, assist, and motivate people to be their happiest selves. The adults, teens, children and families I see are facing a variety of challenges related to anxiety, depression, difficulties at school or work, divorce, grief and loss, family stress, and other life events.
Developing a supportive, understanding, and enriching relationship with those I've worked with over the past 13 years has given me the privilege and ability to help clients reach their goals for therapy. I work to nurture, assist, and motivate people to be their happiest selves. The adults, teens, children and families I see are facing a variety of challenges related to anxiety, depression, difficulties at school or work, divorce, grief and loss, family stress, and other life events.
(224) 595-1843 View (224) 595-1843
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The Couple's Place of Lake County
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CPRP
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion. Whether you are trying to set healthy boundaries, express yourself, or build stronger bonds. Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help clients who are struggling with relationship problems, depression, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion. Whether you are trying to set healthy boundaries, express yourself, or build stronger bonds. Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help clients who are struggling with relationship problems, depression, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
(847) 512-4924 View (847) 512-4924
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Carol Paxton Cox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046  (Online Only)
My primary goal is to help clients find the hope and courage to change and heal. I believe that all life circumstances, relationships, and experiences can lead to change and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately therapy helps clients cope with loss and use difficult life transitions to promote growth. In working with individuals, couples, families, and children, I have helped them cultivate resources and develop strengths from very challenging diagnoses and life circumstances. I have helped clients suffering from relationship conflicts, health crises, depression, trauma and loss issues, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety disorders.
My primary goal is to help clients find the hope and courage to change and heal. I believe that all life circumstances, relationships, and experiences can lead to change and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately therapy helps clients cope with loss and use difficult life transitions to promote growth. In working with individuals, couples, families, and children, I have helped them cultivate resources and develop strengths from very challenging diagnoses and life circumstances. I have helped clients suffering from relationship conflicts, health crises, depression, trauma and loss issues, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety disorders.
(847) 868-3945 View (847) 868-3945
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Rachel Obafemi Lcpc Misa Cadc
Counselor, LCPC, MISA, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Has the pandemic caused you to be aware that you have anxiety, worry or feelings of sadness or loneliness? Have you noticed that sometimes the closest people in your life have the hardest time understanding you? Thankfully, getting help from a professional no longer has the same stigma it once had. If we have feelings of worry, irritability or feel isolated, there is no longer shame in getting help from a Therapist. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, a battle with a chronic illness, or life adjustments, we can embrace your journey together!
Has the pandemic caused you to be aware that you have anxiety, worry or feelings of sadness or loneliness? Have you noticed that sometimes the closest people in your life have the hardest time understanding you? Thankfully, getting help from a professional no longer has the same stigma it once had. If we have feelings of worry, irritability or feel isolated, there is no longer shame in getting help from a Therapist. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, a battle with a chronic illness, or life adjustments, we can embrace your journey together!
(224) 803-3241 View (224) 803-3241
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Amy Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046  (Online Only)
I specialize in Bipolar, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis and Anxiety. I enjoy working with adults who want to address the underlying issues that are causing difficulties. In my client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with clients to move towards change that is effective. I use a psychodynamic approach that encompasses the whole person and the life span. We are a culmination of all our experiences. Understanding this with guidance is what leads to long term change in behavior and emotion. Developing a support system is essential to recovery and growth.
I specialize in Bipolar, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis and Anxiety. I enjoy working with adults who want to address the underlying issues that are causing difficulties. In my client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with clients to move towards change that is effective. I use a psychodynamic approach that encompasses the whole person and the life span. We are a culmination of all our experiences. Understanding this with guidance is what leads to long term change in behavior and emotion. Developing a support system is essential to recovery and growth.
(224) 267-9246 View (224) 267-9246
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Adam Krieger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion.
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion.
(847) 565-1207 View (847) 565-1207
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Alison Koehler
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046
As a psychotherapist, my approach with clients is very down to earth. Not all clients and problems are the same which is why I tend to be a bit more eclectic in style. Life is stressful and filled with enormous challenges; our strength is put to the test daily. We all face dilemmas in our personal and professional lives often causing conflict in ourselves and our relationships. What is often most comforting is knowing that we are not alone. Through the course of therapy, I have one objective: to reach your goals together.
As a psychotherapist, my approach with clients is very down to earth. Not all clients and problems are the same which is why I tend to be a bit more eclectic in style. Life is stressful and filled with enormous challenges; our strength is put to the test daily. We all face dilemmas in our personal and professional lives often causing conflict in ourselves and our relationships. What is often most comforting is knowing that we are not alone. Through the course of therapy, I have one objective: to reach your goals together.
(847) 786-2047 View (847) 786-2047
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Marcellina Stuart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Are you feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive! Take the first step and turn over a New Leaf today.
Are you feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive! Take the first step and turn over a New Leaf today.
(331) 214-3785 View (331) 214-3785
Photo of Michelle Gonzales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Villa, IL
Michelle Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
I work with individuals to realize their potential for positive change. Too often, the drive for the life we want is stalled by shame, fear, and anxiety. Events in our past cause us to miss the promise of our future. Together, we will explore, identify and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to lead you towards a clear understanding of who you are and what you need to live the life you want.
I work with individuals to realize their potential for positive change. Too often, the drive for the life we want is stalled by shame, fear, and anxiety. Events in our past cause us to miss the promise of our future. Together, we will explore, identify and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to lead you towards a clear understanding of who you are and what you need to live the life you want.
(331) 226-1392 View (331) 226-1392
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Erin Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046  (Online Only)
Choosing to pursue counseling is a brave and oftentimes nerve wracking experience. I make it my goal to put my clients at ease and work with them to create a comfortable and safe place where they can feel free to be their most authentic selves. I take the time to really get to know each individual and together we formulate a plan to uniquely address their therapeutic needs. The beauty of therapy is that it can be what you need it to be. The experience is unique to each individual. My therapeutic style relies of empathy and compassion paired with solid evidence based clinical skills to help my clients achieve lasting change.
Choosing to pursue counseling is a brave and oftentimes nerve wracking experience. I make it my goal to put my clients at ease and work with them to create a comfortable and safe place where they can feel free to be their most authentic selves. I take the time to really get to know each individual and together we formulate a plan to uniquely address their therapeutic needs. The beauty of therapy is that it can be what you need it to be. The experience is unique to each individual. My therapeutic style relies of empathy and compassion paired with solid evidence based clinical skills to help my clients achieve lasting change.
(847) 603-2387 View (847) 603-2387
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Angela Johnson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
My name is Angela Johnson, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience working with young adults and the LGBTQ+ community with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, and Panic Attacks. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused during my treatments with clients. I believe it is also my job to help clients learn about themselves and determine what is important and what is not.
My name is Angela Johnson, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience working with young adults and the LGBTQ+ community with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, PTSD, and Panic Attacks. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused during my treatments with clients. I believe it is also my job to help clients learn about themselves and determine what is important and what is not.
(224) 970-2777 View (224) 970-2777
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Steven Bloomfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In addition to my education, I have worked with clients from adolescence through adulthood using both individual and group therapy. I also hold a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I have had a private practice utilizing Clinical Hypnosis to aid clients in weight management, PTSD, dealing with phobias and smoking cessation.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Science (MS) in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. In addition to my education, I have worked with clients from adolescence through adulthood using both individual and group therapy. I also hold a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I have had a private practice utilizing Clinical Hypnosis to aid clients in weight management, PTSD, dealing with phobias and smoking cessation.
(847) 865-9360 View (847) 865-9360
Photo of Daniel Ross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Villa, IL
Daniel Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Danny Ross is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. He received both his undergraduate and Graduate Degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highland University with a clinical concentration in 2014. Danny has worked with children (8-12), adolescents (12-17), and adults (18+). Most of his experience has been dealing with addictions, anxiety, depression, abuse and/or neglect, domestic violence, behavioral problems, anger, self-esteem, self-worth, stress, communications, family issues, Trauma/PTSD, veteran issues and first responder issues.
Danny Ross is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. He received both his undergraduate and Graduate Degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highland University with a clinical concentration in 2014. Danny has worked with children (8-12), adolescents (12-17), and adults (18+). Most of his experience has been dealing with addictions, anxiety, depression, abuse and/or neglect, domestic violence, behavioral problems, anger, self-esteem, self-worth, stress, communications, family issues, Trauma/PTSD, veteran issues and first responder issues.
(847) 641-2634 View (847) 641-2634
Photo of Natalie Velazquez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Villa, IL
Natalie Velazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Natalie Velazquez, LPC, collaborates with clients to establish therapeutic goals that pertain to their treatment and life ambitions. She helps clients understand themselves physically and emotionally, identify triggers, regulate emotions, and understand when to use coping skills and self-care. Natalie treats adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family conflict, and more. She focuses on building a therapeutic relationship and doing what's best to support clients as they make progress and heal.
Natalie Velazquez, LPC, collaborates with clients to establish therapeutic goals that pertain to their treatment and life ambitions. She helps clients understand themselves physically and emotionally, identify triggers, regulate emotions, and understand when to use coping skills and self-care. Natalie treats adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family conflict, and more. She focuses on building a therapeutic relationship and doing what's best to support clients as they make progress and heal.
(224) 507-7639 View (224) 507-7639

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Number of Therapists in Lake Villa, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lake Villa, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
78% Grief
74% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lake Villa, IL see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Villa?

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.