Therapists in Woodbury, MN

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Wade S Hanson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
Not accepting new clients
My experience has included working with a wide variety people ranging from adolescents, adults, and families. I have had the opportunity to work with blended families, families contending with conflict, and couples experiencing relationship issues. Additionally, I have experience with individuals dealing with depression and anxiety.
My experience has included working with a wide variety people ranging from adolescents, adults, and families. I have had the opportunity to work with blended families, families contending with conflict, and couples experiencing relationship issues. Additionally, I have experience with individuals dealing with depression and anxiety.
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Kelsey Notaro
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young adults who are struggling with OCD and Anxiety that impacts their romantic relationships and faith values (for those who seek it). Together, we can make sense of your experiences (both past and present), dig a little deeper to identify patterns keeping you stuck, and create realistic and actionable steps toward improving your overall health and relationships. My clients are dedicated to their personal growth and healing journey and are motivated to expand awareness and improve their overall well-being and sense of self.
I specialize in working with young adults who are struggling with OCD and Anxiety that impacts their romantic relationships and faith values (for those who seek it). Together, we can make sense of your experiences (both past and present), dig a little deeper to identify patterns keeping you stuck, and create realistic and actionable steps toward improving your overall health and relationships. My clients are dedicated to their personal growth and healing journey and are motivated to expand awareness and improve their overall well-being and sense of self.
(651) 240-2229 View (651) 240-2229
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Tara Lunde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
You are the pilot in the journey we call life and deserve to feel respected and supported on that journey. I specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention while making sure to tailor your ERP experience to your specific needs. I like to structure my work with clients as a “pilot/co-pilot” experience and work together to meet your therapeutic needs. If you are experiencing Harm OCD, Exposure OCD, or any other anxiety or panic-related experiences, I would love the opportunity to assist you.
You are the pilot in the journey we call life and deserve to feel respected and supported on that journey. I specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention while making sure to tailor your ERP experience to your specific needs. I like to structure my work with clients as a “pilot/co-pilot” experience and work together to meet your therapeutic needs. If you are experiencing Harm OCD, Exposure OCD, or any other anxiety or panic-related experiences, I would love the opportunity to assist you.
(651) 615-9066 View (651) 615-9066
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David Comparetto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
Worry and sadness are a normal part of life, at some points, sadness and worry can be hard to manage on your own, during those times, having someone to talk to can be very helpful for most people. I help individuals ages 12 and up that are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression and feeling stuck in life. I provide Christiam counseling as well as assist couples experiencing difficulties with communication and intimacy. I also assist couples with rebuilding trust after an affair.
Worry and sadness are a normal part of life, at some points, sadness and worry can be hard to manage on your own, during those times, having someone to talk to can be very helpful for most people. I help individuals ages 12 and up that are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression and feeling stuck in life. I provide Christiam counseling as well as assist couples experiencing difficulties with communication and intimacy. I also assist couples with rebuilding trust after an affair.
(651) 571-9549 View (651) 571-9549
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Jenny Beall
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125
Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? We all have the ability to change our situations or the way we handle them, we just need a little hope. I love coming alongside people who are struggling and helping them to see the light at the end of the tunnel. From coloring and play therapy to exploring the past, challenging beliefs, or sitting with you in your pain--I have a passion for hurting people. I'd love to walk with you through shame and conflict in your life and help you find meaning and hope.
Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? We all have the ability to change our situations or the way we handle them, we just need a little hope. I love coming alongside people who are struggling and helping them to see the light at the end of the tunnel. From coloring and play therapy to exploring the past, challenging beliefs, or sitting with you in your pain--I have a passion for hurting people. I'd love to walk with you through shame and conflict in your life and help you find meaning and hope.
(651) 314-1575 View (651) 314-1575
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Mosi Thao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
I believe that in life, we all want to be the very best versions of ourselves. However, along the journey of life’s path we often find ourselves off course. Sometimes, it’s due to reasons we contribute to. Sometimes, it is due to outside influences. Sometimes, it is due to reasons we have no control over. I believe therapy is the process of working with an individual, to help put them back on this path and work towards the best version of themselves. In our daily lives, we are faced with challenges; however, it is the way in which we respond to those challenges that helps us find success in our own mental health.
I believe that in life, we all want to be the very best versions of ourselves. However, along the journey of life’s path we often find ourselves off course. Sometimes, it’s due to reasons we contribute to. Sometimes, it is due to outside influences. Sometimes, it is due to reasons we have no control over. I believe therapy is the process of working with an individual, to help put them back on this path and work towards the best version of themselves. In our daily lives, we are faced with challenges; however, it is the way in which we respond to those challenges that helps us find success in our own mental health.
(651) 318-4762 View (651) 318-4762
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Sheila Dwyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
Happiness is a feeling that comes and goes. Joy is a settled conviction that lasts. I would be honored to help you on your journey to experiencing Joy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a passion of helping others build healthy connections in their life. I am a relational therapist, exploring how past experiences shape current patterns of how we relate to others in our life. I invite you on a journey of self-discovery & creating the experience of healthy, loving relationships
Happiness is a feeling that comes and goes. Joy is a settled conviction that lasts. I would be honored to help you on your journey to experiencing Joy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a passion of helping others build healthy connections in their life. I am a relational therapist, exploring how past experiences shape current patterns of how we relate to others in our life. I invite you on a journey of self-discovery & creating the experience of healthy, loving relationships
(651) 661-4898 View (651) 661-4898
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Amanda Lindsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125
My ideal client would be open to multiple modalities, willing to get into the nitty-gritty of themselves and their personal experiences, and ready to jump right in! My specialty focus is on Dissociative Identity Disorder and other childhood-trauma based issues, along with all the complications and internal family systems involved. I have also worked extensively in crisis intervention. I enjoy working with individuals who share my love of plants and gardening, making art, poetry and music, books and self discovery! As my client, be ready to dig in the dirt, cuddle up in my hammock, or stretch out on the floor!
My ideal client would be open to multiple modalities, willing to get into the nitty-gritty of themselves and their personal experiences, and ready to jump right in! My specialty focus is on Dissociative Identity Disorder and other childhood-trauma based issues, along with all the complications and internal family systems involved. I have also worked extensively in crisis intervention. I enjoy working with individuals who share my love of plants and gardening, making art, poetry and music, books and self discovery! As my client, be ready to dig in the dirt, cuddle up in my hammock, or stretch out on the floor!
(651) 565-6331 View (651) 565-6331
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Carrie Sorenson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MPS, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
Not accepting new clients
I have a Master's of Professional Studies degree from the University of Minnesota through the Integrated Behavioral Health program. I am currently licensed as both an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a professional clinical counselor (LPCC). The core of my work as an LADC and an LPCC is focused on the belief that all of my individual client's are good. Human beings who have had diverse experiences throughout their lives, which have shaped the way that they perceive and engage in the world around them.
I have a Master's of Professional Studies degree from the University of Minnesota through the Integrated Behavioral Health program. I am currently licensed as both an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) and a professional clinical counselor (LPCC). The core of my work as an LADC and an LPCC is focused on the belief that all of my individual client's are good. Human beings who have had diverse experiences throughout their lives, which have shaped the way that they perceive and engage in the world around them.
(612) 453-4536 View (612) 453-4536
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Jason Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
Licensed in MN, WI and OR. Hey there, let’s talk about therapy. It’s all about relationships; it’s problems with relationships that bring people into therapy. Maybe it’s conflict in an existing relationship, or not having enough relationships, or the right kind. Perhaps it's your self-relationship that needs some improvement. Relationship problems are painful, and I’m here to help. I work with adults and adolescents whose mental health impacts their ability to have healthy relationships, make new relationships or treat themselves in a positive manner.
Licensed in MN, WI and OR. Hey there, let’s talk about therapy. It’s all about relationships; it’s problems with relationships that bring people into therapy. Maybe it’s conflict in an existing relationship, or not having enough relationships, or the right kind. Perhaps it's your self-relationship that needs some improvement. Relationship problems are painful, and I’m here to help. I work with adults and adolescents whose mental health impacts their ability to have healthy relationships, make new relationships or treat themselves in a positive manner.
(651) 615-3718 View (651) 615-3718
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Serendipity Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
Are you expecting a baby and feeling anxious? Are you a new parent feeling overwhelmed by the huge adjustments? Are you finding it hard to cope with your current situation? Transitioning into parenthood is an enormous adjustment that affects everything around us. Research shows that accessing support early on can help you to explore, process and resolve your concerns, and confidently cope with in your new role so that you can enjoy all the beauty that parenthood has to offer.
Are you expecting a baby and feeling anxious? Are you a new parent feeling overwhelmed by the huge adjustments? Are you finding it hard to cope with your current situation? Transitioning into parenthood is an enormous adjustment that affects everything around us. Research shows that accessing support early on can help you to explore, process and resolve your concerns, and confidently cope with in your new role so that you can enjoy all the beauty that parenthood has to offer.
(651) 504-3700 View (651) 504-3700
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Jenna Edlund
Psychologist, MA, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults increase their emotional and behavioral regulation for anxiety disorders, OCD, and early childhood behavioral challenges. Through a collaborative approach, I provide individual therapy with the child, while also involving parents in the process to provide parents with the tools to support their child/teen. My collaborative, relational, playful, light-hearted style allows me to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship with every client, which creates a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to learn the skills to manage daily life experiences.
I specialize in helping children, teens, and adults increase their emotional and behavioral regulation for anxiety disorders, OCD, and early childhood behavioral challenges. Through a collaborative approach, I provide individual therapy with the child, while also involving parents in the process to provide parents with the tools to support their child/teen. My collaborative, relational, playful, light-hearted style allows me to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship with every client, which creates a safe environment for children, teens, and adults to learn the skills to manage daily life experiences.
(952) 260-8344 View (952) 260-8344
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Valentine Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125
I provide a warm and supportive atmosphere where individuals can express their feelings, communicate their problems, and feel understood. I emphasize that when a client is living in a secure state of mind, they will be able to locate solutions to any problem. I recognize and encourage each individual to understand their innate potential for change and growth. The therapeutic process can be challenging and at times uncomfortable, but I will walk this journey with you, asking the hard questions, listening intently, and exploring perspectives. I hope that you will contact me when you are ready to venture into this wonderful new place.
I provide a warm and supportive atmosphere where individuals can express their feelings, communicate their problems, and feel understood. I emphasize that when a client is living in a secure state of mind, they will be able to locate solutions to any problem. I recognize and encourage each individual to understand their innate potential for change and growth. The therapeutic process can be challenging and at times uncomfortable, but I will walk this journey with you, asking the hard questions, listening intently, and exploring perspectives. I hope that you will contact me when you are ready to venture into this wonderful new place.
(651) 212-4638 View (651) 212-4638
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Lindsey Crumpton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
I believe in providing my clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment. I like to work together to build an open, honest, and trusting relationship to help clients overcome life's struggles. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be their best selves, and I am here to support each client's full potential. Through experience and education, I have learned the understanding of self-awareness, behavior, and trauma. My therapeutic approach is determined on my client's needs and what works best for fulfillment.
I believe in providing my clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment. I like to work together to build an open, honest, and trusting relationship to help clients overcome life's struggles. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be their best selves, and I am here to support each client's full potential. Through experience and education, I have learned the understanding of self-awareness, behavior, and trauma. My therapeutic approach is determined on my client's needs and what works best for fulfillment.
(651) 564-7203 x103 View (651) 564-7203 x103
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Maylee Chang
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Maylee Chang. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who graduated from Wheaton College Graduate School. My personal and professional experience have provided me the experience to effectively work with adolescents, adults, and families with varied needs from all ethnicities. My areas of expertise include working with trauma from physical/sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, family issues, grief, immigration, war experiences; and shifts in family structure related to divorce, remarriage, child protection involvement, foster care, adoption, life transitions, acculturation, and identity formation.
Hello, I am Maylee Chang. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who graduated from Wheaton College Graduate School. My personal and professional experience have provided me the experience to effectively work with adolescents, adults, and families with varied needs from all ethnicities. My areas of expertise include working with trauma from physical/sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, family issues, grief, immigration, war experiences; and shifts in family structure related to divorce, remarriage, child protection involvement, foster care, adoption, life transitions, acculturation, and identity formation.
(651) 321-9632 View (651) 321-9632
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Mollie Newhouse, PsyD, LP
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125
Accepting residents of MN. Do you often feel misunderstood, scared, stuck, unheard, or like you don't matter? Sometimes life experiences have us feeling like we are constantly struggling or fighting to survive. Maybe you feel like it's difficult to connect with others or even find it difficult to love yourself. This can leave you feeling lonely and unsure of the future, possibly even unsure if you can trust anyone to understand your struggles. I have interest in helping those who struggle with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, and psychological trauma.
Accepting residents of MN. Do you often feel misunderstood, scared, stuck, unheard, or like you don't matter? Sometimes life experiences have us feeling like we are constantly struggling or fighting to survive. Maybe you feel like it's difficult to connect with others or even find it difficult to love yourself. This can leave you feeling lonely and unsure of the future, possibly even unsure if you can trust anyone to understand your struggles. I have interest in helping those who struggle with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, and psychological trauma.
(651) 240-2660 View (651) 240-2660
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Winston Behavioral Healthcare, PSC.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, BCS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125
We believe that there is no shame in asking for help. Life is a series of challenges, difficulties and complications for everyone. We all come across complex obstacles and barriers that keep us from thriving. Acquiring a little outside help to assist you in overcoming your problems can be exactly what you need to move forward with your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or anything else that is holding you back; we can work with you and open your eyes to hope.
We believe that there is no shame in asking for help. Life is a series of challenges, difficulties and complications for everyone. We all come across complex obstacles and barriers that keep us from thriving. Acquiring a little outside help to assist you in overcoming your problems can be exactly what you need to move forward with your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or anything else that is holding you back; we can work with you and open your eyes to hope.
(651) 419-3085 View (651) 419-3085
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Saundra Bryant-Lamb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
We believe that there is no shame in asking for help. Life is a series of challenges, difficulties and complications for everyone. We all come across complex obstacles and barriers that keep us from thriving. Acquiring a little outside help to assist you in overcoming your problems can be exactly what you need to move forward with your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or anything else that is holding you back; we can work with you and open your eyes to hope.
We believe that there is no shame in asking for help. Life is a series of challenges, difficulties and complications for everyone. We all come across complex obstacles and barriers that keep us from thriving. Acquiring a little outside help to assist you in overcoming your problems can be exactly what you need to move forward with your life. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or anything else that is holding you back; we can work with you and open your eyes to hope.
(651) 410-1902 View (651) 410-1902
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Jacqueline Schultz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BA, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbury, MN 55125
I have a passion for working with clients who struggle with substance use issues. I believe building rapport and using a client-centered approach help clients the most.
I have a passion for working with clients who struggle with substance use issues. I believe building rapport and using a client-centered approach help clients the most.
(651) 505-8560 x101 View (651) 505-8560 x101
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Angie Henke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Woodbury, MN 55125  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Angie, and I would be honored to hear your story and experiences. I help those I work with increase their coping skills to better handle anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma responses. I specialize in working with first responders, veterans, and their families to deal with the effects of trauma and lessen the impact on daily life. I take a person-centered and individualized approach to therapy. As a social worker, I have a strong ability to connect with people and quickly build rapport. I have been working in the field for 10 years and have been a LICSW since 2021.
Hello, my name is Angie, and I would be honored to hear your story and experiences. I help those I work with increase their coping skills to better handle anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma responses. I specialize in working with first responders, veterans, and their families to deal with the effects of trauma and lessen the impact on daily life. I take a person-centered and individualized approach to therapy. As a social worker, I have a strong ability to connect with people and quickly build rapport. I have been working in the field for 10 years and have been a LICSW since 2021.
(763) 878-7303 View (763) 878-7303

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Woodbury, MN

200+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Woodbury, MN who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% HealthPartners of MN and WI
74% UCare

How Therapists in Woodbury, MN see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodbury?

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.