Therapists in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

Photo of Kelle A Kasner, Marriage & Family Therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Kelle A Kasner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Waitlist for new clients
Have you made significant changes in your life but find yourself stuck in old patterns? Are you in recovery from drugs or alcohol or disordered eating, but still find yourself struggling in other ways? My Name is Kelle Kirk and I help folks in recovery STAY in recovery. Many of us have found out that cutting out the drinking or drugging or changing our relationship to food or our bodies didn't "fix" everything; in some ways, maybe we found things to be more intense or complicated in this new landscape. You have come so far and made such progress, let's work on the being human and truly do something different.
Have you made significant changes in your life but find yourself stuck in old patterns? Are you in recovery from drugs or alcohol or disordered eating, but still find yourself struggling in other ways? My Name is Kelle Kirk and I help folks in recovery STAY in recovery. Many of us have found out that cutting out the drinking or drugging or changing our relationship to food or our bodies didn't "fix" everything; in some ways, maybe we found things to be more intense or complicated in this new landscape. You have come so far and made such progress, let's work on the being human and truly do something different.
(612) 778-3943 View (612) 778-3943
Photo of Izaak Davison-Kerwood, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Izaak Davison-Kerwood
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone struggles with patterns, things we become "stuck" on. I work to help my clients identify what these are and what contributes to them. During this process, we work through the memories, thoughts, and behaviors that maintain these patterns. Many of our challenges start from us trying to help ourselves, whether it be coping with something or problem-solving. So, addressing these reasons is essential to treatment, and I take a strength and values-based approach. With additional training in art therapy, we also may use expressive art techniques.
Everyone struggles with patterns, things we become "stuck" on. I work to help my clients identify what these are and what contributes to them. During this process, we work through the memories, thoughts, and behaviors that maintain these patterns. Many of our challenges start from us trying to help ourselves, whether it be coping with something or problem-solving. So, addressing these reasons is essential to treatment, and I take a strength and values-based approach. With additional training in art therapy, we also may use expressive art techniques.
(612) 439-7302 View (612) 439-7302
Photo of Andrea J Steele, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Andrea J Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Entering therapy is a bold, brave commitment to examining your life as it is and creating the life you choose to live. As a therapist I use a variety of modalities to assist you in reaching your particular goals. Cognitive behavioral therapies are effective for treating a variety of issues and insight-oriented therapies are better suited for other issues. You and I will map the therapy course together, collaboratively. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is extremely important and strive to create a warm, approachable and genuine therapeutic alliance.
Entering therapy is a bold, brave commitment to examining your life as it is and creating the life you choose to live. As a therapist I use a variety of modalities to assist you in reaching your particular goals. Cognitive behavioral therapies are effective for treating a variety of issues and insight-oriented therapies are better suited for other issues. You and I will map the therapy course together, collaboratively. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is extremely important and strive to create a warm, approachable and genuine therapeutic alliance.
(952) 260-1536 View (952) 260-1536
Photo of Erin Appel, Counselor in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Erin Appel
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Crisis is a normal part of human life. We all have them. We can allow them to demoralize us and make us more scared and hopeless, but that’s not the only option. We can also use these moments of pain to learn and grow, and become stronger and more resilient. If we are patient, they can also transform our hearts and make us more compassionate.
Crisis is a normal part of human life. We all have them. We can allow them to demoralize us and make us more scared and hopeless, but that’s not the only option. We can also use these moments of pain to learn and grow, and become stronger and more resilient. If we are patient, they can also transform our hearts and make us more compassionate.
(612) 482-5534 View (612) 482-5534
Photo of Anna Schulze, Pre-Licensed Professional in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Anna Schulze
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Over the course of my mental health career, I have worked with ages 7-81. I enjoy the diversity of my clients and working with each person on their own unique journey. I have a particular interest in working with people who are neurodivergent and members of LGBTQIA+ community. However, I enjoy working with all ages, identities, and backgrounds.
Over the course of my mental health career, I have worked with ages 7-81. I enjoy the diversity of my clients and working with each person on their own unique journey. I have a particular interest in working with people who are neurodivergent and members of LGBTQIA+ community. However, I enjoy working with all ages, identities, and backgrounds.
(651) 240-6339 View (651) 240-6339
Photo of LeAnn K Hutton, Psychologist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
LeAnn K Hutton
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating depression, anxiety, relationship problems, reactions to trauma/life stressors, and social/behavioral difficulties. I enjoy working with individuals and families who are committed to improving their life situations. I believe it is necessary to provide clients with a safe and accepting environment. Each client's personal situation is unique and should be respected. I attempt to gain an accurate understanding of my client's views and life experiences.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience treating depression, anxiety, relationship problems, reactions to trauma/life stressors, and social/behavioral difficulties. I enjoy working with individuals and families who are committed to improving their life situations. I believe it is necessary to provide clients with a safe and accepting environment. Each client's personal situation is unique and should be respected. I attempt to gain an accurate understanding of my client's views and life experiences.
(651) 252-4969 View (651) 252-4969
Photo of David Adair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
David Adair
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADC, LPCC, MPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
How are you showing up in your life? Perhaps you are exhausted by efforts to avoid emotional pain, with the result being you avoid being present in your life. Or perhaps you stay mired in forms of emotional pain due to its familiarity or its seeming inescapability. I find great meaning in helping clients move toward their vision of a more fulfilling life. I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenges with substance use, and/or difficulties with adjusting to new life circumstances – who want to better connect with themselves, their friends and loved ones, and the natural world.
How are you showing up in your life? Perhaps you are exhausted by efforts to avoid emotional pain, with the result being you avoid being present in your life. Or perhaps you stay mired in forms of emotional pain due to its familiarity or its seeming inescapability. I find great meaning in helping clients move toward their vision of a more fulfilling life. I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenges with substance use, and/or difficulties with adjusting to new life circumstances – who want to better connect with themselves, their friends and loved ones, and the natural world.
(612) 444-5491 View (612) 444-5491
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Kim M Grantier
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Using art we will uncover your strengths and passions for you to live your life with joy and purpose. The answers are already within. Let's find them together.
Using art we will uncover your strengths and passions for you to live your life with joy and purpose. The answers are already within. Let's find them together.
(612) 482-7376 View (612) 482-7376
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Elaine J Moore
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
(612) 294-8370 View (612) 294-8370
Photo of Nicole Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Nicole Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn Welcome to a transformative journey of self-discovery and holistic healing. I'm Nicole Hill, and I'm here to guide you on your path to personal growth. Taking the first step towards therapy is an act of courage, and I'm committed to supporting you every step of the way. With a deep passion for mindfulness and a person-centered approach, I'm dedicated to helping individuals of all ages navigate life's challenges. My practice is firmly rooted in the belief that overall well-being is intricately connected to the mind-body relationship.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn Welcome to a transformative journey of self-discovery and holistic healing. I'm Nicole Hill, and I'm here to guide you on your path to personal growth. Taking the first step towards therapy is an act of courage, and I'm committed to supporting you every step of the way. With a deep passion for mindfulness and a person-centered approach, I'm dedicated to helping individuals of all ages navigate life's challenges. My practice is firmly rooted in the belief that overall well-being is intricately connected to the mind-body relationship.
(612) 662-8027 View (612) 662-8027
Photo of Svetlana Petrovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Svetlana Petrovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
It is no easy task to lift the shadow of depression, to rebuild your life after a traumatic experience, or to make healthy decisions when chronically stressed, emotionally dysregulated, or when experiencing a relationship/identity crisis. My compassionate, engaging approach and incisive reflection creates a nourishing space for individuals to endeavor on their healing journeys.
It is no easy task to lift the shadow of depression, to rebuild your life after a traumatic experience, or to make healthy decisions when chronically stressed, emotionally dysregulated, or when experiencing a relationship/identity crisis. My compassionate, engaging approach and incisive reflection creates a nourishing space for individuals to endeavor on their healing journeys.
(612) 712-5781 View (612) 712-5781
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Eric F. Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Psychotherapy is something that happens between people...you and me. It is a process that I expertly and sensitively guide, but it is something that we experience together. Relationships, past and present, may be a source of pain, frustration, or fear...but they are also the key to unlocking your full potential. Together, we will work to alleviate your most pressing problems as well as to develop a fuller understanding of the deeper, underlying issues that keep you stuck in emotional and relational patterns that limit your capacity to more fully give and receive love.
Psychotherapy is something that happens between people...you and me. It is a process that I expertly and sensitively guide, but it is something that we experience together. Relationships, past and present, may be a source of pain, frustration, or fear...but they are also the key to unlocking your full potential. Together, we will work to alleviate your most pressing problems as well as to develop a fuller understanding of the deeper, underlying issues that keep you stuck in emotional and relational patterns that limit your capacity to more fully give and receive love.
(612) 454-9798 View (612) 454-9798
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Jan Jirak
Psychologist, MA, LP, SEP, PLLC
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are hurting, anxious or stuck, you know that life presents challenges and transitions that can be confusing and difficult. These can be navigated more easily if you have a non-judgmental listener with a well-stocked toolbox. I can help you with a variety of issues: stress, anxiety, many kinds of trauma (childhood abuse and neglect, historical and cultural trauma, losses, falls, car accidents, etc), procrastination, the challenges of growing older, the desire to find and follow your passion. I can help you sort out your questions and nourish your strengths.
If you are hurting, anxious or stuck, you know that life presents challenges and transitions that can be confusing and difficult. These can be navigated more easily if you have a non-judgmental listener with a well-stocked toolbox. I can help you with a variety of issues: stress, anxiety, many kinds of trauma (childhood abuse and neglect, historical and cultural trauma, losses, falls, car accidents, etc), procrastination, the challenges of growing older, the desire to find and follow your passion. I can help you sort out your questions and nourish your strengths.
(952) 314-5400 View (952) 314-5400
Photo of Annette Schulz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Annette Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Life hands us many experiences, why walk through it alone. Glad you are taking a step to take care of you! Whether you are struggling with things beyond your control or difficult thoughts and feelings, therapy gets to be a space where you are supported. With almost 20 years in the field, I am here to support you. You may desire to address current stressors, focus on self growth or heal from the past. You may be focused on building a better future, relationships or intimacy. I believe we all deserve to experience life satisfaction and have the power within us to get there.
Life hands us many experiences, why walk through it alone. Glad you are taking a step to take care of you! Whether you are struggling with things beyond your control or difficult thoughts and feelings, therapy gets to be a space where you are supported. With almost 20 years in the field, I am here to support you. You may desire to address current stressors, focus on self growth or heal from the past. You may be focused on building a better future, relationships or intimacy. I believe we all deserve to experience life satisfaction and have the power within us to get there.
(612) 294-7846 View (612) 294-7846
Photo of Sophie Fesser, Pre-Licensed Professional in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN
Sophie Fesser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I see therapy not as a surgical procedure to fix brokenness, but rather as a process similar to exercise—aimed at enhancing our existing strengths, resilience, and capacity for growth. I work to cultivate a safe space where individuals can sift through the noise of every day stress and painful memories of the past to discover new pathways forward. I strive to understand clients’ stories within the context of the many different systems surrounding them. I believe that our collective healing and liberation is tied to one another and that therapy can help us to reconnect to ourselves so we can better show up in our community.
I see therapy not as a surgical procedure to fix brokenness, but rather as a process similar to exercise—aimed at enhancing our existing strengths, resilience, and capacity for growth. I work to cultivate a safe space where individuals can sift through the noise of every day stress and painful memories of the past to discover new pathways forward. I strive to understand clients’ stories within the context of the many different systems surrounding them. I believe that our collective healing and liberation is tied to one another and that therapy can help us to reconnect to ourselves so we can better show up in our community.
(763) 298-2757 View (763) 298-2757
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Helen Anthony
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I am a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years of experience. People consider psychotherapy for many different reasons. I would like to learn about your particular goals. It is my job to listen carefully and help you to have new understandings about your life, your options, and your ways of doing things. I work to provide an atmosphere of respect and trust where you can explore new ideas. We are all complex and deserve deep understanding and compassion
I am a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years of experience. People consider psychotherapy for many different reasons. I would like to learn about your particular goals. It is my job to listen carefully and help you to have new understandings about your life, your options, and your ways of doing things. I work to provide an atmosphere of respect and trust where you can explore new ideas. We are all complex and deserve deep understanding and compassion
(612) 374-3633 View (612) 374-3633
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Reviving Roots
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I envision my ideal client as someone navigating anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. They seek understanding, a safe space, and coping skills. Their goals include symptom management, improved relationships, self-understanding, and personal growth. They desire to feel better, to improve their quality of life, and to lead a fulfilling, balanced, and happy life. They are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, and I am here to guide and support them every step of the way.
I envision my ideal client as someone navigating anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. They seek understanding, a safe space, and coping skills. Their goals include symptom management, improved relationships, self-understanding, and personal growth. They desire to feel better, to improve their quality of life, and to lead a fulfilling, balanced, and happy life. They are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, and I am here to guide and support them every step of the way.
(612) 662-4864 View (612) 662-4864
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Reviving Roots Therapy & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Our ideal client seeks a holistic approach to healing, navigating trauma, stress, and societal pressures. They desire wellness practices that honor their cultural identity, aiming for peace, resilience, and self-discovery. At Reviving Roots, they find a community and strategies rooted in a deep understanding of the Black experience, seeking to thrive mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Our ideal client seeks a holistic approach to healing, navigating trauma, stress, and societal pressures. They desire wellness practices that honor their cultural identity, aiming for peace, resilience, and self-discovery. At Reviving Roots, they find a community and strategies rooted in a deep understanding of the Black experience, seeking to thrive mentally, physically, and spiritually.
(612) 712-9135 View (612) 712-9135
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Khamphian Vang
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I come to the mental health field with a desire to serve my community to connect to your authentic self and ignite your healing journey. I believe you already have the internal resources for your own healing. I am here to walk along side you to explore and discover how to access those resources. I am passionate about social justice and equity in mental health and strive to provide counseling services that address cultural and contextual factors in diverse communities.
I come to the mental health field with a desire to serve my community to connect to your authentic self and ignite your healing journey. I believe you already have the internal resources for your own healing. I am here to walk along side you to explore and discover how to access those resources. I am passionate about social justice and equity in mental health and strive to provide counseling services that address cultural and contextual factors in diverse communities.
(651) 661-3658 View (651) 661-3658
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Kevin McCarthy | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
SEP, CAR
Verified Verified
Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I am a trauma-informed bodyworker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner offering a body-centered approach for the healing of trauma and chronic pain. Traditional therapy approaches often have difficulty addressing the bodily effects of trauma, anxiety and depression. Habits and patterns that get "stuck" in the body can keep these types of issues from resolving, even after many years of successful therapy. As an adjunct to traditional therapy, my body-centered approach to Somatic Experiencing provides a unique opportunity to support the physical integration of mental and emotional change that help people recovering from trauma to truly FEEL better.
I am a trauma-informed bodyworker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner offering a body-centered approach for the healing of trauma and chronic pain. Traditional therapy approaches often have difficulty addressing the bodily effects of trauma, anxiety and depression. Habits and patterns that get "stuck" in the body can keep these types of issues from resolving, even after many years of successful therapy. As an adjunct to traditional therapy, my body-centered approach to Somatic Experiencing provides a unique opportunity to support the physical integration of mental and emotional change that help people recovering from trauma to truly FEEL better.
(612) 254-1626 View (612) 254-1626

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Number of Therapists in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% UCare
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
26% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Loring Park, Minneapolis?

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.