Therapists in Hickson, ND

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Caylor Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Hickson, ND 58047
I work with people who struggle with mood disorders, life transitions, career counseling, marriage/couples counseling, personality disorders, eating disorders, stress management, and coping skills.
I work with people who struggle with mood disorders, life transitions, career counseling, marriage/couples counseling, personality disorders, eating disorders, stress management, and coping skills.
(701) 394-5230 View (701) 394-5230

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Nicole Weiss
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMAC
Verified Verified
West Fargo, ND 58078
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Substance Use Counselor in the state of North Dakota. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from NDSU and my Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Mary. I am passionate about helping individuals create a foundation for healing that fosters resiliency, hope, and strength. I am particularly interested in helping those looking to build skills to heal from depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Substance Use Counselor in the state of North Dakota. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from NDSU and my Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Mary. I am passionate about helping individuals create a foundation for healing that fosters resiliency, hope, and strength. I am particularly interested in helping those looking to build skills to heal from depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(701) 401-9126 View (701) 401-9126
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Abbie Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Fargo, ND 58078  (Online Only)
My mission is to help you become the best authentic you, by providing support, hope, and healing in a safe space. In therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual's unique needs. I am extremely passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma and really enjoy watching the healing process, as it is YOU who is doing the work, I am just there to guide you. As someone who specializes in trauma, I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
My mission is to help you become the best authentic you, by providing support, hope, and healing in a safe space. In therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to tailor treatment for each individual's unique needs. I am extremely passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma and really enjoy watching the healing process, as it is YOU who is doing the work, I am just there to guide you. As someone who specializes in trauma, I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(701) 291-7966 View (701) 291-7966
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Dr. Megan Degenstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Waitlist for new clients
I believe genuine connection is an essential part of our wellness, healing, and growth. My hope is to create safe space for you to unapologetically be yourself through support, validation, and even a healthy dose of humor. I strive to help you feel heard and understood while you work toward your unique goals. I can help you navigate challenges and roadblocks that may be impacting you individually, such as difficult relationships or lack of purpose. I'll also help you consider how broader sources of stress impact you, such as systems of oppression and navigating our difficult world.
I believe genuine connection is an essential part of our wellness, healing, and growth. My hope is to create safe space for you to unapologetically be yourself through support, validation, and even a healthy dose of humor. I strive to help you feel heard and understood while you work toward your unique goals. I can help you navigate challenges and roadblocks that may be impacting you individually, such as difficult relationships or lack of purpose. I'll also help you consider how broader sources of stress impact you, such as systems of oppression and navigating our difficult world.
(701) 380-3971 View (701) 380-3971
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Allana Danduran Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
I specialize in psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults ranging in age from 9 to 25 years. You may be looking for therapy for yourself, your child or for your family and if so you have come to the right place. My philosophy to therapy is that goals are met and behavior change is created through the combination of an open and honest relationship with your therapist, development of new skills and increased insight into problems. I work hard to create an environment where clients can feel safe, have the ability to be open and honest and feel supported while they work through what is often a difficult part of life.
I specialize in psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults ranging in age from 9 to 25 years. You may be looking for therapy for yourself, your child or for your family and if so you have come to the right place. My philosophy to therapy is that goals are met and behavior change is created through the combination of an open and honest relationship with your therapist, development of new skills and increased insight into problems. I work hard to create an environment where clients can feel safe, have the ability to be open and honest and feel supported while they work through what is often a difficult part of life.
(701) 205-0783 View (701) 205-0783
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Bethany Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LMAC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Taking the first step to getting help is often the hardest and can be very scary. Knowing this, I strive to create a space that is safe and judgement free and am here to help you navigate through life's challenges. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor who provides counseling for people of all ages. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing mental health and substance use struggles in a variety of different settings. I offer outpatient, individualized, care using the treatment modalities to best fit you.
Taking the first step to getting help is often the hardest and can be very scary. Knowing this, I strive to create a space that is safe and judgement free and am here to help you navigate through life's challenges. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor who provides counseling for people of all ages. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing mental health and substance use struggles in a variety of different settings. I offer outpatient, individualized, care using the treatment modalities to best fit you.
(701) 543-6584 View (701) 543-6584
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Jaryn Allen
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Not Verified Not Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for taking the time to make your emotional & psychological health a priority and for looking at my profile to read about ways I would like to help you on your journey to your fullest life. Mental health counseling, couples counseling, and EMDR are a passion and privilege for me. I consider it a great honor to be chosen to assist people as they walk through what can sometimes be a very challenging experience in life. I have been providing counseling for over a decade and have practiced in Fargo for over 13 years. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, and identity concerns.
Thank you for taking the time to make your emotional & psychological health a priority and for looking at my profile to read about ways I would like to help you on your journey to your fullest life. Mental health counseling, couples counseling, and EMDR are a passion and privilege for me. I consider it a great honor to be chosen to assist people as they walk through what can sometimes be a very challenging experience in life. I have been providing counseling for over a decade and have practiced in Fargo for over 13 years. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, and identity concerns.
(701) 205-4227 View (701) 205-4227
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Andrea Rognlien
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
My overall focus is on helping women be well - physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, sports counseling, premarital counseling as well as stress related to phase of life problems. I am passionate about providing a safe place for women to discuss their mental health. I gravitate towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic therapies in my clinical work. I enjoy working with women to take evidenced-based approaches and tailoring these skills to for practical use in your daily life.
My overall focus is on helping women be well - physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, sports counseling, premarital counseling as well as stress related to phase of life problems. I am passionate about providing a safe place for women to discuss their mental health. I gravitate towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic therapies in my clinical work. I enjoy working with women to take evidenced-based approaches and tailoring these skills to for practical use in your daily life.
(701) 369-9519 View (701) 369-9519
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June Marie Forde
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
June M. Forde is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behavior, adjustment to life stressors, self injurious behavior and parenting education. June has a special interest in working with domestic violence, trauma and child sexual abuse.
June M. Forde is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families who present with a variety of emotional, behavioral and social needs. Areas of expertise include children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional behavior, adjustment to life stressors, self injurious behavior and parenting education. June has a special interest in working with domestic violence, trauma and child sexual abuse.
(701) 490-8769 View (701) 490-8769
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Meadow Lane Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Fargo, ND 58078  (Online Only)
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Meadow Lane Counseling was created to support individuals on their journey towards self discovery and healing. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions or feel stuck, Meadow Lane Counseling is here to guide you through it to a better you. Meadow Lane Counseling sees clients in Texas and North Dakota. Please note that insurances accepted are applicable to Texas residents only.
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Meadow Lane Counseling was created to support individuals on their journey towards self discovery and healing. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions or feel stuck, Meadow Lane Counseling is here to guide you through it to a better you. Meadow Lane Counseling sees clients in Texas and North Dakota. Please note that insurances accepted are applicable to Texas residents only.
(210) 934-6668 View (210) 934-6668
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Dawn Lesley Groslie
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
I understand how it can be difficult to reach out for help especially when you may be feeling sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. I understand that it is hard to trust someone and express your doubts and fears. Let me help you. I believe that life is too short to think of therapy as just hard work. Challenging? Yes. Laughter? Yes. Compassion? Yes. Therapy is about knowing that you want to reach the goal of feeling better about yourself, your relationships, your life.
I understand how it can be difficult to reach out for help especially when you may be feeling sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. I understand that it is hard to trust someone and express your doubts and fears. Let me help you. I believe that life is too short to think of therapy as just hard work. Challenging? Yes. Laughter? Yes. Compassion? Yes. Therapy is about knowing that you want to reach the goal of feeling better about yourself, your relationships, your life.
(701) 291-7946 View (701) 291-7946
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Allen Irish-Zabolotny
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
My name is Allen and I want to thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or feeling connected to others I would like to help. Many of my clients come to me because they no longer want to feel the way they do and simply want to feel better, have less anxiety, and to be confident to live the life they want. Some seek me out to utilize EMDR as a way to overcome their struggles. No matter what you may be struggling with, A2Z is here to help you through those struggles. Give me a call and leaving a voicemail will ensure a return call, as I may be with another client.
My name is Allen and I want to thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or feeling connected to others I would like to help. Many of my clients come to me because they no longer want to feel the way they do and simply want to feel better, have less anxiety, and to be confident to live the life they want. Some seek me out to utilize EMDR as a way to overcome their struggles. No matter what you may be struggling with, A2Z is here to help you through those struggles. Give me a call and leaving a voicemail will ensure a return call, as I may be with another client.
(701) 205-1238 View (701) 205-1238
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Brian Weir
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
West Fargo, ND 58078
Offering online sessions. Are you looking for a therapist who is engaging, warm, understanding, experienced and very knowledgeable? If so, I am your therapist. I have helped others like you improve their relationships, overcome anxiety, depression and and anger. Even if you have lost hope, together we can build self confidence, strengthen resilience, and find motivation to overcome obstacles. Whether you come for individual, or for couples therapy, my clients are often surprised what can be overcome and how much better things can be.
Offering online sessions. Are you looking for a therapist who is engaging, warm, understanding, experienced and very knowledgeable? If so, I am your therapist. I have helped others like you improve their relationships, overcome anxiety, depression and and anger. Even if you have lost hope, together we can build self confidence, strengthen resilience, and find motivation to overcome obstacles. Whether you come for individual, or for couples therapy, my clients are often surprised what can be overcome and how much better things can be.
(701) 401-8449 View (701) 401-8449
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Gail L. Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
I help couples in conflict and those who want to develop their relationship into a stronger alliance. Conflict affects us all in many ways. Mostly, I work with individuals, couples and groups to understand the impact of confusion, upset and misunderstanding on our relationships. Sometimes depression and anxiety are overwhelming and that causes lots of problems in our ability to make our life work. I hear from clients that they felt better after our session because they were able to talk through a problem and understand the situation better.
I help couples in conflict and those who want to develop their relationship into a stronger alliance. Conflict affects us all in many ways. Mostly, I work with individuals, couples and groups to understand the impact of confusion, upset and misunderstanding on our relationships. Sometimes depression and anxiety are overwhelming and that causes lots of problems in our ability to make our life work. I hear from clients that they felt better after our session because they were able to talk through a problem and understand the situation better.
(701) 353-2209 View (701) 353-2209
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Jessica Mertz - Dakota Family Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
I have extensive experience working with early developmental trauma, difficulties with parent-child attachment, anxiety, significant life changes, and mood disorders. I am a Registered Play Therapist and trained in Family Attachment Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR with a focus on children. My goal is that you feel listened to and we find the most effective way to help your family. Whether that's by developing new parenting strategies, improving the parent-child relationship, or individual sessions where I meet with your child, we will figure out what's best for you.
I have extensive experience working with early developmental trauma, difficulties with parent-child attachment, anxiety, significant life changes, and mood disorders. I am a Registered Play Therapist and trained in Family Attachment Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR with a focus on children. My goal is that you feel listened to and we find the most effective way to help your family. Whether that's by developing new parenting strategies, improving the parent-child relationship, or individual sessions where I meet with your child, we will figure out what's best for you.
(701) 503-4601 View (701) 503-4601
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Jennifer J Schumacher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW ND, LICSWmn
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Hello, I am excited to work with you and walk on your journey towards positive mental health. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Minnesota.
Hello, I am excited to work with you and walk on your journey towards positive mental health. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Minnesota.
(701) 253-1486 View (701) 253-1486
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Elizabeth Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Fargo, ND 58078
Waitlist for new clients
Loss, sadness, changes, and stress all part of the human experience but going through those these times can be very challenging and confusing. With the right tools and mindset, you can turn these difficult times into a chance to learn about yourself, grow, and come out even stronger than before.
Loss, sadness, changes, and stress all part of the human experience but going through those these times can be very challenging and confusing. With the right tools and mindset, you can turn these difficult times into a chance to learn about yourself, grow, and come out even stronger than before.
(701) 639-0728 View (701) 639-0728
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Sam Navratil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
My approach to therapy is down-to-earth, collaborative, and person-centered. You can expect a non-judgmental space that will help you to feel comfortable during all stages of the process. Together we will create a plan that promotes coping and growth, and incorporates evidence based therapy practices such as CBT, DBT, and a mix of trauma informed interventions. I work with adult populations 18 + . I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, experienced in Veteran issues, and specialize in addressing stressful life transitions, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship challenges, gender identity, and insomnia/ nightmares.
My approach to therapy is down-to-earth, collaborative, and person-centered. You can expect a non-judgmental space that will help you to feel comfortable during all stages of the process. Together we will create a plan that promotes coping and growth, and incorporates evidence based therapy practices such as CBT, DBT, and a mix of trauma informed interventions. I work with adult populations 18 + . I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, experienced in Veteran issues, and specialize in addressing stressful life transitions, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship challenges, gender identity, and insomnia/ nightmares.
(701) 253-1705 View (701) 253-1705
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Renae M Reinardy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
The Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change provides empirically validated, effective treatment to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from OCD, trichotillomania, tic disorders, hoarding, stress, phobias, anxiety, and related conditions. The Center provides individual, group and family treatment in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Reinardy is the Founder of the Lakeside Center and has given hundreds of presentations locally and nationally. The Center's mission is to provide effective therapeutic services to clients and offer training and consultation to other mental health providers.
The Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change provides empirically validated, effective treatment to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from OCD, trichotillomania, tic disorders, hoarding, stress, phobias, anxiety, and related conditions. The Center provides individual, group and family treatment in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Reinardy is the Founder of the Lakeside Center and has given hundreds of presentations locally and nationally. The Center's mission is to provide effective therapeutic services to clients and offer training and consultation to other mental health providers.
(701) 552-6284 View (701) 552-6284
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Dr. Gillian Freeborn - Nova Mental Health
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Fargo, ND 58078
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults across a variety of settings. My goal, with each client, is to provide an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere where you can expect quality care tailored to individual needs. Interventions are practical, wellness-focused, and evidence-based. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy and assessments in womens health, chronic illness and pain, adjustment to medical illness, pre-surgical evaluations and helping individuals meet their general mental and health behavior goals.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults across a variety of settings. My goal, with each client, is to provide an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere where you can expect quality care tailored to individual needs. Interventions are practical, wellness-focused, and evidence-based. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy and assessments in womens health, chronic illness and pain, adjustment to medical illness, pre-surgical evaluations and helping individuals meet their general mental and health behavior goals.
(701) 658-5947 View (701) 658-5947

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Number of Therapists in Hickson, ND

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Therapists in Hickson, ND who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Eating Disorders
100% Infertility
100% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Hickson, ND see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hickson?

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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.