Therapists in Shelby Township, MI

Photo of Dana Zelenak, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dana Zelenak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Feeling sad, fearful, unhappy, or just not ok, are common; know you are not alone with struggles of mental health. Right now things may feel overwhelming leading to increase in anxiety, depression, and stress; taking away from the enjoyment of you life. My goal in therapy is to help with that. I want to help my clients reach personal fulfillment and to achieve a life worth living because you are deserving of that.
Feeling sad, fearful, unhappy, or just not ok, are common; know you are not alone with struggles of mental health. Right now things may feel overwhelming leading to increase in anxiety, depression, and stress; taking away from the enjoyment of you life. My goal in therapy is to help with that. I want to help my clients reach personal fulfillment and to achieve a life worth living because you are deserving of that.
(586) 619-8098 View (586) 619-8098
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(248) 595-7946 View (248) 595-7946
Photo of Kelly Marie Danielson, MA, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelly Marie Danielson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
Are you feeling stuck in life? Experiencing difficulty overcoming anxiety, depression, or a major life transition? If you answered yes, then counseling could be for right for you. It is my belief that every individual could use an unbiased support system to help them regain control of their life. Free yourself of the problems that hold you back from finding true happiness. All it takes is the desire for a better life and the right tools. Some areas may include problems communicating, difficulties relating to others, domestic violence and adjusting to life changes. You don't need to suffer alone. Transform your life now!
Are you feeling stuck in life? Experiencing difficulty overcoming anxiety, depression, or a major life transition? If you answered yes, then counseling could be for right for you. It is my belief that every individual could use an unbiased support system to help them regain control of their life. Free yourself of the problems that hold you back from finding true happiness. All it takes is the desire for a better life and the right tools. Some areas may include problems communicating, difficulties relating to others, domestic violence and adjusting to life changes. You don't need to suffer alone. Transform your life now!
(586) 501-5801 View (586) 501-5801
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Gail A. Mills
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315
I earned my Masters degree from Wayne State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. I have worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents, specializing in assessment and individual and group therapy, while working in the Court system for 27 years. In addition, I have provided therapy in various outpatient settings. I have worked contractually at Thrive Therapy Group for six years.
I earned my Masters degree from Wayne State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. I have worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents, specializing in assessment and individual and group therapy, while working in the Court system for 27 years. In addition, I have provided therapy in various outpatient settings. I have worked contractually at Thrive Therapy Group for six years.
(586) 500-6782 View (586) 500-6782
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Laurie Orlando
Counselor, JD, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Life surely isn't easy in today's ever changing world. Do you wish you had a safe, nonjudgmental person you can trust to help you regain focus, plan, problem solve, and get in touch with your true self? Together we can walk through the issues facing you. Using a client centered, creative approach combining both traditional talk therapy and experiential activities, I will help you find your own voice, access your inner strengths, and take action to create the life you want. We'll explore your personal decision making process in a way that affirms who you are, and who you want to be. Let me share what I have learned makes it better
Life surely isn't easy in today's ever changing world. Do you wish you had a safe, nonjudgmental person you can trust to help you regain focus, plan, problem solve, and get in touch with your true self? Together we can walk through the issues facing you. Using a client centered, creative approach combining both traditional talk therapy and experiential activities, I will help you find your own voice, access your inner strengths, and take action to create the life you want. We'll explore your personal decision making process in a way that affirms who you are, and who you want to be. Let me share what I have learned makes it better
(248) 817-4679 View (248) 817-4679
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Shelley Kruszewski
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
There is HOPE for your future! "Anxiety and fear do not provide solace for our pain but aggravate it, leading us to a kind of breakdown in courage and strength because it appears that our pain has no possible remedy." St. Francis de Sales.
There is HOPE for your future! "Anxiety and fear do not provide solace for our pain but aggravate it, leading us to a kind of breakdown in courage and strength because it appears that our pain has no possible remedy." St. Francis de Sales.
(586) 784-6722 View (586) 784-6722
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Jeffrey M Steenbergh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, CAADC, ADS
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48316  (Online Only)
I work with people who want change from a variety of concerns. No matter what it is, I believe we can all change and find a life we deserve and are happy with. I believe a therapist’s role is to help people find a life they never thought was possible, not just a life they once had. Additionally, I provide the services of Substance Use Disorder evaluations for individuals who are seeking driver's license reinstatement through the Secretary of State Driver's License Appeal And Assessment Division.
I work with people who want change from a variety of concerns. No matter what it is, I believe we can all change and find a life we deserve and are happy with. I believe a therapist’s role is to help people find a life they never thought was possible, not just a life they once had. Additionally, I provide the services of Substance Use Disorder evaluations for individuals who are seeking driver's license reinstatement through the Secretary of State Driver's License Appeal And Assessment Division.
(947) 222-7350 View (947) 222-7350
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Alexander LaShawn-Lee Ivory
Counselor, LLPC, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48317  (Online Only)
An ideal client is someone deeply determined to change and improve themselves. They recognize the need to address their problems and are highly motivated by a strong desire for personal transformation and a better quality of life.
An ideal client is someone deeply determined to change and improve themselves. They recognize the need to address their problems and are highly motivated by a strong desire for personal transformation and a better quality of life.
(586) 500-6932 View (586) 500-6932
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Andrew William Wilgus
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
I offer a gentle and self-compassionate approach to therapy which is largely tailored to help you meet your individual needs and goals. I use a combination of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), mindfulness, and emotional processing through person-centered therapy.
I offer a gentle and self-compassionate approach to therapy which is largely tailored to help you meet your individual needs and goals. I use a combination of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), mindfulness, and emotional processing through person-centered therapy.
(586) 203-3486 View (586) 203-3486
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Dr. Liza M. Hinchey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
Finding the right therapist for you or your child can be a real challenge. As a clinician with a doctorate in psychology and master’s degrees in counseling and art therapy, I am confident that my practice goes above and beyond to offer the best possible services to my clients. My work is guided by my research career at Wayne State University, ensuring that my clients receive cutting-edge, up-to-date therapies. As a therapist, I combine 10+ years of research experience with a collaborative approach that centers you as the expert on your lived experience, and myself as a guide for your self-exploration, recovery, and empowerment.
Finding the right therapist for you or your child can be a real challenge. As a clinician with a doctorate in psychology and master’s degrees in counseling and art therapy, I am confident that my practice goes above and beyond to offer the best possible services to my clients. My work is guided by my research career at Wayne State University, ensuring that my clients receive cutting-edge, up-to-date therapies. As a therapist, I combine 10+ years of research experience with a collaborative approach that centers you as the expert on your lived experience, and myself as a guide for your self-exploration, recovery, and empowerment.
(586) 254-3663 View (586) 254-3663
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Whole Life Balance, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48316
At Whole Life Balance we strive to help others find their purpose, direction, motivation, and balance again. A focus on physical wellbeing, healing from trauma, and nervous system repair can help facilitate this balance. UPDATE: Tammara Sand has limited evening openings as of 1/15/24. Tammara is highly skilled in trauma treatment and is EMDR certified. Call or email today to schedule!
At Whole Life Balance we strive to help others find their purpose, direction, motivation, and balance again. A focus on physical wellbeing, healing from trauma, and nervous system repair can help facilitate this balance. UPDATE: Tammara Sand has limited evening openings as of 1/15/24. Tammara is highly skilled in trauma treatment and is EMDR certified. Call or email today to schedule!
(586) 701-6642 View (586) 701-6642
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Jennifer M Schultz-Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Hello and welcome! My name is Jennifer. I work with both adults and couples. I offer support, empathy and validation of my client's feelings, concerns and needs. My areas of focus are issues with: relationships, divorce, establishing self esteem and self worth, and healthy boundaries, as well as dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, infertility, and family issues/parenting. My approach is to bring structure, solutions, and changes needed to achieve overall health and happiness. I want my client to feel empowered to achieve their goals and make the positive life changes they hope to achieve!
Hello and welcome! My name is Jennifer. I work with both adults and couples. I offer support, empathy and validation of my client's feelings, concerns and needs. My areas of focus are issues with: relationships, divorce, establishing self esteem and self worth, and healthy boundaries, as well as dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, infertility, and family issues/parenting. My approach is to bring structure, solutions, and changes needed to achieve overall health and happiness. I want my client to feel empowered to achieve their goals and make the positive life changes they hope to achieve!
(586) 784-6587 View (586) 784-6587
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Scott Michael Steenbergh
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48316
I have faith in the idea that people can, and do change. In my experience, change is not always a linear process. Often, when trying to change a situation or behavior, people fall short or stumble. Being able to truly evaluate an individual's strengths and building upon those, allows for the needed empowerment to overcome our barriers. I am passionate about helping individuals to overcome various behavioral health concerns. Whether you are facing addiction, anxiety, anger issues, grief, stress, depression or trauma, I use a strengths based approach, coupled with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to build upon your inherit resiliency to affect change.
I have faith in the idea that people can, and do change. In my experience, change is not always a linear process. Often, when trying to change a situation or behavior, people fall short or stumble. Being able to truly evaluate an individual's strengths and building upon those, allows for the needed empowerment to overcome our barriers. I am passionate about helping individuals to overcome various behavioral health concerns. Whether you are facing addiction, anxiety, anger issues, grief, stress, depression or trauma, I use a strengths based approach, coupled with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to build upon your inherit resiliency to affect change.
(586) 215-6534 View (586) 215-6534
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Renewed Hope Christian Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
I have been a Christian Family Therapist since 1989. Therapy at RHCC is focused in Christian beliefs and is Bible based. I believe strongly in the Christian convictions I was raised in and hope to share these with the people I work with in my office. Renewed Hope offers: individual, marital, and family sessions. I am a licensed Master Social Worker. I am affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors and Focus on the Family. I truly believe in the ability to improve our lives and families as we make God our anchor.
I have been a Christian Family Therapist since 1989. Therapy at RHCC is focused in Christian beliefs and is Bible based. I believe strongly in the Christian convictions I was raised in and hope to share these with the people I work with in my office. Renewed Hope offers: individual, marital, and family sessions. I am a licensed Master Social Worker. I am affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors and Focus on the Family. I truly believe in the ability to improve our lives and families as we make God our anchor.
(586) 789-9369 View (586) 789-9369
Vicki A Nelson
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Waitlist for new clients
Vicki is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), and earned her master’s degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. As well as being in practice for more than 30 years, Vicki also holds the prestigious position of being the current President of the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Youth Services for her third consecutive term. She has extensive experience and expertise working with individuals and families who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, loss, grief, depression, LGBTQIA, and life change transitioning.
Vicki is a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), and earned her master’s degree from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. As well as being in practice for more than 30 years, Vicki also holds the prestigious position of being the current President of the Board of Directors of Comprehensive Youth Services for her third consecutive term. She has extensive experience and expertise working with individuals and families who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, loss, grief, depression, LGBTQIA, and life change transitioning.
(586) 496-7786 View (586) 496-7786
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Nicole Potapa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48316  (Online Only)
People have the power to overcome adversity. My passion is to help you learn how to get back on your feet, find your inner strength, while supporting and empowering you. I am a down-to-earth and accepting person, which creates a safe space to discuss things that can be difficult to talk about. My objective is to create an atmosphere for personal growth, self-discovery, and an opportunity to learn healthier, more realistic, and positive ways of thinking without fear of judgment. I serve a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families and work with clients with an assortment of presenting problems, varying in severity.
People have the power to overcome adversity. My passion is to help you learn how to get back on your feet, find your inner strength, while supporting and empowering you. I am a down-to-earth and accepting person, which creates a safe space to discuss things that can be difficult to talk about. My objective is to create an atmosphere for personal growth, self-discovery, and an opportunity to learn healthier, more realistic, and positive ways of thinking without fear of judgment. I serve a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families and work with clients with an assortment of presenting problems, varying in severity.
(586) 797-0107 View (586) 797-0107
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Kelsey Drew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48317
I use an integrated approach tailoring different therapeutic theories and tools to the specific needs of my individual clients. Starting therapy often feels intimidating, uncomfortable and vulnerable. I understand this and offer a non-judgemental and validating space to process your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My clients have described me as easy to talk to, authentic, and validating. I help clients to explore past ways they've coped and survived, the inherent strengths they already have within them, and to identify patterns they might not be aware of. I practice and preach self-compassion and acceptance.
I use an integrated approach tailoring different therapeutic theories and tools to the specific needs of my individual clients. Starting therapy often feels intimidating, uncomfortable and vulnerable. I understand this and offer a non-judgemental and validating space to process your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. My clients have described me as easy to talk to, authentic, and validating. I help clients to explore past ways they've coped and survived, the inherent strengths they already have within them, and to identify patterns they might not be aware of. I practice and preach self-compassion and acceptance.
(586) 371-5369 View (586) 371-5369
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Nicol Grishkevich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy It's Personal, is private pay. I accept insurance through Great Lakes Psycology group. I specialize in working with people who are overwhelmed by an obstacle preventing them from becoming their best self. This may be personal anxiety, identity, or depression. This may also be relationships, communication, or everyday stress. It is my belief that we are all on a unique journey, and each person needs individualized therapy that is tailored to help them. I do this by providing a safe space to share your personal story, while also providing acceptance, and understanding. I believe in providing a welcoming environment for all.
Therapy It's Personal, is private pay. I accept insurance through Great Lakes Psycology group. I specialize in working with people who are overwhelmed by an obstacle preventing them from becoming their best self. This may be personal anxiety, identity, or depression. This may also be relationships, communication, or everyday stress. It is my belief that we are all on a unique journey, and each person needs individualized therapy that is tailored to help them. I do this by providing a safe space to share your personal story, while also providing acceptance, and understanding. I believe in providing a welcoming environment for all.
(607) 300-5501 View (607) 300-5501
Photo of Nicole Chinn, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Chinn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Shelby Township, MI 48315  (Online Only)
My passion is to help people find balance and joy in their life. Many people get overwhelmed with the complexities of life and have a hard time juggling work, family, friends, spirituality, and hobbies. I prefer to take a holistic, life-coaching approach to instill belief in fixing the imbalance in our lives which causes anxiety and/or depression. I also enjoy helping people affected by ASD or ADHD to find hope in the healing process. So learning positive problem-solving strategies, relaxation techniques and brainstorming new ideas together helps to promote an overall healthy outlook.
My passion is to help people find balance and joy in their life. Many people get overwhelmed with the complexities of life and have a hard time juggling work, family, friends, spirituality, and hobbies. I prefer to take a holistic, life-coaching approach to instill belief in fixing the imbalance in our lives which causes anxiety and/or depression. I also enjoy helping people affected by ASD or ADHD to find hope in the healing process. So learning positive problem-solving strategies, relaxation techniques and brainstorming new ideas together helps to promote an overall healthy outlook.
(586) 690-4405 View (586) 690-4405
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Tonya Ratliff
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shelby Township, MI 48317
In this increasingly complex world in which we live, taking responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and interactions with others can be challenging. The ability to understand and "own" our choices can reveal the possibilities for making necessary and desired changes in our lives. I can help you understand and recognize those choices. We will take a look at all the factors that have influenced your life experiences to this point. Working together, we can set goals, develop strategies for changing negative thought patterns, and implement new behavioral skills, all within a Christian faith-based context.
In this increasingly complex world in which we live, taking responsibility for our thoughts, actions, and interactions with others can be challenging. The ability to understand and "own" our choices can reveal the possibilities for making necessary and desired changes in our lives. I can help you understand and recognize those choices. We will take a look at all the factors that have influenced your life experiences to this point. Working together, we can set goals, develop strategies for changing negative thought patterns, and implement new behavioral skills, all within a Christian faith-based context.
(586) 580-9439 x1 View (586) 580-9439 x1

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Number of Therapists in Shelby Township, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Shelby Township, MI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Blue Care Network
69% Aetna

How Therapists in Shelby Township, MI see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shelby Township?

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.