Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo of Carol L Osborne, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carol L Osborne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48105  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Carol and I love learning about people and supporting them in this journey of life. It's not always easy seeking support when you are feeling down or defeated. I would love to help you work through your situation and build hope into your life. Through a supportive and client-centered approach, I desire to help people adjust to life changes with resilience and strength. With a particular focus on working with military and veteran families, I understand the unique stressors and transitions that come with military life. As an educator and a therapist I bring a unique perspective in helping you discover how to thrive!
Hi, I'm Carol and I love learning about people and supporting them in this journey of life. It's not always easy seeking support when you are feeling down or defeated. I would love to help you work through your situation and build hope into your life. Through a supportive and client-centered approach, I desire to help people adjust to life changes with resilience and strength. With a particular focus on working with military and veteran families, I understand the unique stressors and transitions that come with military life. As an educator and a therapist I bring a unique perspective in helping you discover how to thrive!
(517) 995-6763 View (517) 995-6763
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Stuart Chalin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103  (Online Only)
During an interview for the clinic I have been working at for 10 years I was asked "what kind of clients do you enjoy working with the most?" I know they were asking about specific diagnoses or other demographics but my answer was "I really like working with people who show up." I didn't just mean people who come to sessions, I meant people who are willing to be an active participant in their therapy. There are so many factors that contribute to your current situation. I want to explore as many of those factors as possible with you to help you understand yourself better so you can make better choices of how to proceed in your life.
During an interview for the clinic I have been working at for 10 years I was asked "what kind of clients do you enjoy working with the most?" I know they were asking about specific diagnoses or other demographics but my answer was "I really like working with people who show up." I didn't just mean people who come to sessions, I meant people who are willing to be an active participant in their therapy. There are so many factors that contribute to your current situation. I want to explore as many of those factors as possible with you to help you understand yourself better so you can make better choices of how to proceed in your life.
(734) 270-6528 View (734) 270-6528
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Rocky M Wray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48103  (Online Only)
I believe every person has their own inner strength to overcome life's challenges. I see therapy as a process where the individual is the expert on themselves and I am the sounding board. Together we will dive in and explore solutions and answers.
I believe every person has their own inner strength to overcome life's challenges. I see therapy as a process where the individual is the expert on themselves and I am the sounding board. Together we will dive in and explore solutions and answers.
(269) 215-4721 x269419 View (269) 215-4721 x269419
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Kailah Ayres-Tuttle
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
My client has the answers they need inside of them, they just need some perspective. Most of my clients have experienced trauma in their lives in some form, and struggled with finding themselves or finding meaning in their life experience afterward. I enjoy navigating and exploring the full-range of human experience including issues pertaining to identity and sexuality, unearthing fears and anxieties, boundary setting, and building expression in all areas of life.
My client has the answers they need inside of them, they just need some perspective. Most of my clients have experienced trauma in their lives in some form, and struggled with finding themselves or finding meaning in their life experience afterward. I enjoy navigating and exploring the full-range of human experience including issues pertaining to identity and sexuality, unearthing fears and anxieties, boundary setting, and building expression in all areas of life.
(248) 773-3240 View (248) 773-3240
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Lisa Gorman Ufer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Relationships play an important role in our overall well-being. If you are sad, anxious, or overwhelmed by life, you might notice that your relationships are suffering as well. I specialize in working with intimate relationships, life transitions, family problems, and personal growth. I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of concerns.
Relationships play an important role in our overall well-being. If you are sad, anxious, or overwhelmed by life, you might notice that your relationships are suffering as well. I specialize in working with intimate relationships, life transitions, family problems, and personal growth. I work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of concerns.
(734) 672-3734 View (734) 672-3734
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Rebecca Olivier
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that we are wired to connect with other people and that healing happens through meaningful connections with others. When working with clients, I seek to foster a sense of safety, acceptance, and secure attachment. Together, we gently explore confusing, challenging, and sensitive areas of life in order to shed past pain and embrace innate wisdom and potential. I believe that transformational change is possible for everyone and that as long as we are alive, healing is possible.
I believe that we are wired to connect with other people and that healing happens through meaningful connections with others. When working with clients, I seek to foster a sense of safety, acceptance, and secure attachment. Together, we gently explore confusing, challenging, and sensitive areas of life in order to shed past pain and embrace innate wisdom and potential. I believe that transformational change is possible for everyone and that as long as we are alive, healing is possible.
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Sreyashi Dey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I am honored to support you in your healing and wellness journey by offering a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental space for therapy! I work with clients going through depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, grief, and a range of contexts and life situations such as career stress, academic stress, work-life balance, relationship challenges, cultural adjustment issues, immigrant/assimilation challenges, inter-generational communications or immigrant family issues, adjusting to life stages such as starting careers, empty-nesting, or retirement, and challenges related to finding meaning and purpose in life.
I am honored to support you in your healing and wellness journey by offering a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental space for therapy! I work with clients going through depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, grief, and a range of contexts and life situations such as career stress, academic stress, work-life balance, relationship challenges, cultural adjustment issues, immigrant/assimilation challenges, inter-generational communications or immigrant family issues, adjusting to life stages such as starting careers, empty-nesting, or retirement, and challenges related to finding meaning and purpose in life.
(734) 514-4763 View (734) 514-4763
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Michelle Avery Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I'm committed to helping kids, adults and families experience greater enjoyment in their relationships and increased well-being and resilience at home, school, work and play. With the nervous system in mind, I help clients to increase their ability to cope with stressors. I address concerns about mood, attention, learning, behavior, and social and emotional development, and help families who are feeling stuck find new ways of relating.
I'm committed to helping kids, adults and families experience greater enjoyment in their relationships and increased well-being and resilience at home, school, work and play. With the nervous system in mind, I help clients to increase their ability to cope with stressors. I address concerns about mood, attention, learning, behavior, and social and emotional development, and help families who are feeling stuck find new ways of relating.
(734) 838-4768 View (734) 838-4768
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Jose Jimenez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Waitlist for new clients
I'm passionate about working with couples, young adults (who are trying to navigate the blindsiding and mundane parts of being an adult) and mature adults. For the last 15 years of practice, I've enthusiastically partnered with people to help them pursue and build lives that reflect their values and aspirations. We will navigate the complex challenges of life with groundedness and compassion.
I'm passionate about working with couples, young adults (who are trying to navigate the blindsiding and mundane parts of being an adult) and mature adults. For the last 15 years of practice, I've enthusiastically partnered with people to help them pursue and build lives that reflect their values and aspirations. We will navigate the complex challenges of life with groundedness and compassion.
(734) 808-3630 View (734) 808-3630
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East to West Psychotherapy, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
It seems like no matter what you do, you’re never free from worry and anxiety. At night, you lay in bed, trying to calm your thoughts, endlessly obsessing about the day ahead. Come morning, you’re exhausted and can’t seem to focus on anything for more than a few moments at a time. You’ve begun to question everything – second-guessing your choices, overthinking each move until you’re paralyzed by indecision. No one seems to understand how you feel, so you started to withdraw from friends and loved ones. You move through each day on autopilot, sleepwalking your life away. But you can't go on like this; something needs to change.
It seems like no matter what you do, you’re never free from worry and anxiety. At night, you lay in bed, trying to calm your thoughts, endlessly obsessing about the day ahead. Come morning, you’re exhausted and can’t seem to focus on anything for more than a few moments at a time. You’ve begun to question everything – second-guessing your choices, overthinking each move until you’re paralyzed by indecision. No one seems to understand how you feel, so you started to withdraw from friends and loved ones. You move through each day on autopilot, sleepwalking your life away. But you can't go on like this; something needs to change.
(734) 415-6554 View (734) 415-6554
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Annette M Marciel
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Seeking therapy is an invaluable investment in oneself, and I believe it is my job as a therapist to empower clients to find and live their own paths and truths. The path to healing begins with a trusting and accepting therapist-client relationship; I provide a space that recognizes and centers the unique strengths, values, and lived experiences of each individual, and I seek to partner with clients to best meet their needs. Respecting client self-determination is fundamental to my practice, which is grounded in cultural humility and recognizing the ways in which our values and identities form the many facets of who we are.
Seeking therapy is an invaluable investment in oneself, and I believe it is my job as a therapist to empower clients to find and live their own paths and truths. The path to healing begins with a trusting and accepting therapist-client relationship; I provide a space that recognizes and centers the unique strengths, values, and lived experiences of each individual, and I seek to partner with clients to best meet their needs. Respecting client self-determination is fundamental to my practice, which is grounded in cultural humility and recognizing the ways in which our values and identities form the many facets of who we are.
(248) 247-7365 View (248) 247-7365
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Ariel Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108  (Online Only)
I help individuals create and maintain the mental headspace they need to thrive in their current environment. As a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience, I intentionally work with my clients through life's challenges, empowering them to live the lives they want and deserve.
I help individuals create and maintain the mental headspace they need to thrive in their current environment. As a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience, I intentionally work with my clients through life's challenges, empowering them to live the lives they want and deserve.
(734) 270-6462 View (734) 270-6462
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Greta Furlong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I strongly believe that connecting with nature has a positive influence on both the body and the mind. My private practice is located in a farmhouse built in 1850, set on 10 acres of land with walking trails, outdoor sitting areas and gardens. I have six dwarf pygmy goats, Billy, Marigold, Juniper, Ivy, Finn and Scout that live on the property, as well as several chickens. My dog Quincy often participates in sessions, and enjoys chasing the goats if given the opportunity. Many of my clients find it therapeutic to interact with the animals, or simply sit outside feeling the sunshine and listening to the birds sing during a session.
I strongly believe that connecting with nature has a positive influence on both the body and the mind. My private practice is located in a farmhouse built in 1850, set on 10 acres of land with walking trails, outdoor sitting areas and gardens. I have six dwarf pygmy goats, Billy, Marigold, Juniper, Ivy, Finn and Scout that live on the property, as well as several chickens. My dog Quincy often participates in sessions, and enjoys chasing the goats if given the opportunity. Many of my clients find it therapeutic to interact with the animals, or simply sit outside feeling the sunshine and listening to the birds sing during a session.
(734) 887-1632 View (734) 887-1632
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Suzanne (She Her Hers) Bosek
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, RYT
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
I'm accepting NEW clients right now! WELCOME! I'm grateful you found your way here. I'm Suzanne and I'd like you to know that when we begin a therapeutic relationship, it is collaborative. My practice focuses on the woman's experience in our culture. By nurturing connections that can encourage recovery from chronic PTSD, trauma, sexual assault, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, loss general burnout, caretaking burnout, and hopelessness, you find your inner voice and learn to roar! Utilizing feminist theory, humanistic, and psychodynamic psychology we can discover where your struggles originate. Contact me now, Let's GO!
I'm accepting NEW clients right now! WELCOME! I'm grateful you found your way here. I'm Suzanne and I'd like you to know that when we begin a therapeutic relationship, it is collaborative. My practice focuses on the woman's experience in our culture. By nurturing connections that can encourage recovery from chronic PTSD, trauma, sexual assault, generalized anxiety, depression, grief, loss general burnout, caretaking burnout, and hopelessness, you find your inner voice and learn to roar! Utilizing feminist theory, humanistic, and psychodynamic psychology we can discover where your struggles originate. Contact me now, Let's GO!
(734) 436-3502 View (734) 436-3502
Photo of Michele Dodds, PsyD, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Michele Dodds
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Finding the right therapist can make an already difficult time even more so. To quickly inform your search, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic health conditions like chronic pain, headache, Diabetes or other conditions that impact your ability to function in everyday life. My treatment approach uses evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and a trusting and caring relationship to produce change. My goal is to help you change those things that can be changed or to help you learn to accept and cope with chronic conditions.
Finding the right therapist can make an already difficult time even more so. To quickly inform your search, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety in the context of chronic health conditions like chronic pain, headache, Diabetes or other conditions that impact your ability to function in everyday life. My treatment approach uses evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and a trusting and caring relationship to produce change. My goal is to help you change those things that can be changed or to help you learn to accept and cope with chronic conditions.
(734) 627-6917 View (734) 627-6917
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Leah Sylver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am not currently accepting new clients through Telehealth. The most courageous step in starting a journey of change is asking someone for help. My goal is to help individuals heal and feel equipped to develop the tools they need to create a more empowered life. My approach to counseling is collaborative, non-judgmental, and supportive in order to create a healthy space where an individual, couple, or family can freely be themselves.
I am not currently accepting new clients through Telehealth. The most courageous step in starting a journey of change is asking someone for help. My goal is to help individuals heal and feel equipped to develop the tools they need to create a more empowered life. My approach to counseling is collaborative, non-judgmental, and supportive in order to create a healthy space where an individual, couple, or family can freely be themselves.
(947) 333-9573 View (947) 333-9573
Photo of Ashley Hughes, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a compassionate, collaborative approach to find the tools that best fit the individual. You are the expert on your life. I want to work with you to identify your strengths, values, and beliefs. Together, we will explore your emotions, work on areas you would like to focus on and handle obstacles that may be preventing you from living true to yourself. These areas may involve us working on coping skills, mindfulness, interpersonal and problem solving skills, and becoming more empowered and comfortable with different emotions to understand and accept oneself better overall.
I utilize a compassionate, collaborative approach to find the tools that best fit the individual. You are the expert on your life. I want to work with you to identify your strengths, values, and beliefs. Together, we will explore your emotions, work on areas you would like to focus on and handle obstacles that may be preventing you from living true to yourself. These areas may involve us working on coping skills, mindfulness, interpersonal and problem solving skills, and becoming more empowered and comfortable with different emotions to understand and accept oneself better overall.
(734) 577-7886 View (734) 577-7886
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Imaani Ali
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Imaani Ali is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Michigan who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Arabic Language and Culture from Loyola University and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Imaani believes in a collaborative, systemic, and goal-oriented form of therapy. She strives to hear and understand her clients, observe aloud, and validate their thoughts and feelings, and discuss coping skills and strategies to build their understanding of themselves and their resiliency in navigating change.
Imaani Ali is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Michigan who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Arabic Language and Culture from Loyola University and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Imaani believes in a collaborative, systemic, and goal-oriented form of therapy. She strives to hear and understand her clients, observe aloud, and validate their thoughts and feelings, and discuss coping skills and strategies to build their understanding of themselves and their resiliency in navigating change.
(734) 985-2106 View (734) 985-2106
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Edward Huntley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
My practice specializes in the application of evidence-based therapy for a range of behavioral, emotional and relational concerns. I am an integrative practitioner, which means that I commonly work by combining a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches which are tailored to an individual’s specific needs. My work primarily draws from Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is an approach to therapy supported by research and has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and relationship problems.
My practice specializes in the application of evidence-based therapy for a range of behavioral, emotional and relational concerns. I am an integrative practitioner, which means that I commonly work by combining a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches which are tailored to an individual’s specific needs. My work primarily draws from Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is an approach to therapy supported by research and has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and relationship problems.
(734) 212-8910 View (734) 212-8910
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Cait Hanley Rominski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in therapy for adults who are interested in digging into their relational history, anxiety, or parenting. Over the years, I have transitioned from working with children to working with adults. My strong understanding of child development helps me support adult clients in making sense of their early years and changing patterns that are no longer serving them. I often work with parents who want to parent in a way that is different than how they were parented and new parents who are feeling overwhelmed. I also enjoy supporting individuals who are having difficulties in their relationships.
Welcome! I specialize in therapy for adults who are interested in digging into their relational history, anxiety, or parenting. Over the years, I have transitioned from working with children to working with adults. My strong understanding of child development helps me support adult clients in making sense of their early years and changing patterns that are no longer serving them. I often work with parents who want to parent in a way that is different than how they were parented and new parents who are feeling overwhelmed. I also enjoy supporting individuals who are having difficulties in their relationships.
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Number of Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Blue Care Network
51% Aetna

How Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ann Arbor?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.