Therapists in Hyde Park, OH

Photo of Michelle Spoelstra, Psychologist in Hyde Park, OH
Michelle Spoelstra
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with over twenty years of experience in the field of mental health and therapy. I have spent many years working with professionals in the business and tech sector, as well as adolescents in the high school and university setting. I work with high-achieving, engaged clients who desire to strengthen their self-knowledge, improve their relationships and enhance their life. We focus on how to foster a growth mindset, improve self-care practices and clarify your unique life purpose, in order to live a value-oriented, joyful life.
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with over twenty years of experience in the field of mental health and therapy. I have spent many years working with professionals in the business and tech sector, as well as adolescents in the high school and university setting. I work with high-achieving, engaged clients who desire to strengthen their self-knowledge, improve their relationships and enhance their life. We focus on how to foster a growth mindset, improve self-care practices and clarify your unique life purpose, in order to live a value-oriented, joyful life.
(650) 276-5827 View (650) 276-5827
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Samantha Ciambro
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Constant overthinking and worrying, poor self-esteem, people-pleasing tendencies and depressed mood. If this describes something that you are going through, you don't have to go through it alone. I work with men and women from an attachment lens, which is a therapy word for saying that I focus on your early childhood years and how they impacted your daily life. If you find yourself overanalyzing the amount of work you put into your relationships and feel you give more than you're receiving, we can work through how to get you to a secure place within yourself without seeking external validation from others.
Constant overthinking and worrying, poor self-esteem, people-pleasing tendencies and depressed mood. If this describes something that you are going through, you don't have to go through it alone. I work with men and women from an attachment lens, which is a therapy word for saying that I focus on your early childhood years and how they impacted your daily life. If you find yourself overanalyzing the amount of work you put into your relationships and feel you give more than you're receiving, we can work through how to get you to a secure place within yourself without seeking external validation from others.
(513) 447-6208 View (513) 447-6208
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Phillip Roberto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
I work with adults experiencing difficulties with a variety of behaviors that are holding them back from the lives they seek. These include protective behaviors like anger, anxiety, depression; numbing behaviors (alcohol or substance abuse.); distractions (goal-fixation, promiscuity, exercise, and others), and more. I work to help bring clarity and build safe connections within families, relationships at work, and elsewhere. I work to guide safe processing of grief, loss and loneliness. Together, we focus on you and your needs for emotional health.
I work with adults experiencing difficulties with a variety of behaviors that are holding them back from the lives they seek. These include protective behaviors like anger, anxiety, depression; numbing behaviors (alcohol or substance abuse.); distractions (goal-fixation, promiscuity, exercise, and others), and more. I work to help bring clarity and build safe connections within families, relationships at work, and elsewhere. I work to guide safe processing of grief, loss and loneliness. Together, we focus on you and your needs for emotional health.
(513) 657-1912 View (513) 657-1912
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Mark K Evans
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Is your child struggling with school? Children, adolescents and college-aged people often experience academic problems related to attention deficits, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive symptoms, depression and ongoing underachievement. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy help students and their families develop new patterns of relationship and change old, repetitive patterns that are not working. We can learn optimism (versus pessimism), persistence (versus procrastination) and engagement (versus avoidance). Neuropsychological evaluation helps to inform educational and treatment planning.
Is your child struggling with school? Children, adolescents and college-aged people often experience academic problems related to attention deficits, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive symptoms, depression and ongoing underachievement. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy help students and their families develop new patterns of relationship and change old, repetitive patterns that are not working. We can learn optimism (versus pessimism), persistence (versus procrastination) and engagement (versus avoidance). Neuropsychological evaluation helps to inform educational and treatment planning.
(513) 655-2642 View (513) 655-2642
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Mind Weight & Wellness Pro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
My name is Dr. J. Renae Norton and I am thrilled to welcome you to my practice, a place where transforming both your body and mind is my top priority. I am committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being through a holistic approach that combines intensive individual psychotherapy, group and family therapy where appropriate, Dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as nutrition, shopping and food preparation coaching. I have success where others fail in the treatment of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, ADD, and weight management. Call today for more information.
My name is Dr. J. Renae Norton and I am thrilled to welcome you to my practice, a place where transforming both your body and mind is my top priority. I am committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being through a holistic approach that combines intensive individual psychotherapy, group and family therapy where appropriate, Dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as nutrition, shopping and food preparation coaching. I have success where others fail in the treatment of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, ADD, and weight management. Call today for more information.
(513) 348-1549 View (513) 348-1549
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Deborah M Varland
MA, MAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
I believe we all have struggles and even pain at points in our lives. By understanding our thoughts & feelings, significant experiences and relationships, we can bring new insight and healthy coping to our present. My practice and passion has often focused in loss & grief, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety and life transitions.
I believe we all have struggles and even pain at points in our lives. By understanding our thoughts & feelings, significant experiences and relationships, we can bring new insight and healthy coping to our present. My practice and passion has often focused in loss & grief, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety and life transitions.
(513) 940-7175 x1102 View (513) 940-7175 x1102
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Sheldon Reisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Maybe you struggle with trusting people and opening up to others. You seem to be attracted to the same type of men, and your relationships end up being toxic and unhealthy. You want to stop and do things differently but you don’t know how. Maybe you keep on trying to forget about something that happened to you, or perhaps you’re always feeling on edge or jumpy. You may want to stop people pleasing and apologizing so much, and stop being so hard on yourself. Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you just want to feel normal again and feel like everyone else. You want to feel confident and decisive, and feel happy and light.
Maybe you struggle with trusting people and opening up to others. You seem to be attracted to the same type of men, and your relationships end up being toxic and unhealthy. You want to stop and do things differently but you don’t know how. Maybe you keep on trying to forget about something that happened to you, or perhaps you’re always feeling on edge or jumpy. You may want to stop people pleasing and apologizing so much, and stop being so hard on yourself. Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you just want to feel normal again and feel like everyone else. You want to feel confident and decisive, and feel happy and light.
(513) 966-4507 View (513) 966-4507
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Liz Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Are you worried about your child’s behavior? Maybe they’re showing signs of anxiety, or they are acting out in school and their grades are falling. They may be struggling with friends and trying to fit in, and maybe they seem like they are pulling away from you. Maybe this is the first time they are struggling, or maybe this has been going on for a while. Either way, it breaks your heart to see them this way, and while you want to help them and stay connected to them you just don’t know how. That’s where I come in. I understand what children and teens today are dealing with and I can help your child begin to turn things around.
Are you worried about your child’s behavior? Maybe they’re showing signs of anxiety, or they are acting out in school and their grades are falling. They may be struggling with friends and trying to fit in, and maybe they seem like they are pulling away from you. Maybe this is the first time they are struggling, or maybe this has been going on for a while. Either way, it breaks your heart to see them this way, and while you want to help them and stay connected to them you just don’t know how. That’s where I come in. I understand what children and teens today are dealing with and I can help your child begin to turn things around.
(513) 970-4819 View (513) 970-4819
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Christopher A Crawford Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208  (Online Only)
We live in uncertain times. However, many times we experience anxiety, depression, etc. because we spend too much time focusing on what we didn't get in the past or worried about a future that is not here yet...in other words, we focus on everywhere but HERE and NOW. And it's not about WHAT happened to us, but HOW WE DEFINE what happened to us.
We live in uncertain times. However, many times we experience anxiety, depression, etc. because we spend too much time focusing on what we didn't get in the past or worried about a future that is not here yet...in other words, we focus on everywhere but HERE and NOW. And it's not about WHAT happened to us, but HOW WE DEFINE what happened to us.
(346) 384-8733 View (346) 384-8733
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Eric C. Thomas
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Finding a therapist who can meet your individual need is critical to finding success in therapy. Change, while uncomfortable, is healthy! I started this practice in an effort to provide clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to work through a variety of life stressors, learn about how they are impacted by mental health symptoms, build skills, and grow from the experience. Visit our website, www.crosstreescounseling.com, to schedule!
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Finding a therapist who can meet your individual need is critical to finding success in therapy. Change, while uncomfortable, is healthy! I started this practice in an effort to provide clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to work through a variety of life stressors, learn about how they are impacted by mental health symptoms, build skills, and grow from the experience. Visit our website, www.crosstreescounseling.com, to schedule!
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Kendra Stiers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
I believe in utilizing therapy as an opportunity to assist individuals, couples, and families in acknowledging and overcoming barriers to healing and change. I create an authentic, collaborative and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients are able to address areas in life that aren't working (anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, painful experiences); to explore and resolve the internal and relational barriers that limits healing and personal growth; and to create an action plan that empowers clients to live out their full potential.
I believe in utilizing therapy as an opportunity to assist individuals, couples, and families in acknowledging and overcoming barriers to healing and change. I create an authentic, collaborative and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients are able to address areas in life that aren't working (anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, painful experiences); to explore and resolve the internal and relational barriers that limits healing and personal growth; and to create an action plan that empowers clients to live out their full potential.
(513) 450-3878 View (513) 450-3878
Photo of Andie Bernard, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hyde Park, OH
Andie Bernard
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Rootworks Wellness is a clinical mental health practice in the Gaslight District of Clifton in Cincinnati. In our work together, we will examine and process the triggers and stuck points in your life, freeing up mental and emotional space for you to thrive and claim your wholeness. I view attachment, connection and seeing oneself as valuable and worthy as the most important work we can do for ourselves.
Rootworks Wellness is a clinical mental health practice in the Gaslight District of Clifton in Cincinnati. In our work together, we will examine and process the triggers and stuck points in your life, freeing up mental and emotional space for you to thrive and claim your wholeness. I view attachment, connection and seeing oneself as valuable and worthy as the most important work we can do for ourselves.
(513) 434-6301 View (513) 434-6301
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Sadie Swensson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208  (Online Only)
My experience is in working in both individual counseling and partial hospitalization program settings treating eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and relationship and family stressors. I take a holistic approach to counseling to help individuals recognize and utilize their current strengths to develop new strategies and coping skills to most effectively navigate life circumstances. With empathy and compassion I strive to support and challenge the people I work with to meet their personal goals.
My experience is in working in both individual counseling and partial hospitalization program settings treating eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and relationship and family stressors. I take a holistic approach to counseling to help individuals recognize and utilize their current strengths to develop new strategies and coping skills to most effectively navigate life circumstances. With empathy and compassion I strive to support and challenge the people I work with to meet their personal goals.
(513) 848-7104 View (513) 848-7104
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Leanue Bolo
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Participating in work, family life and daily tasks can be exhausting when dealing with mental and emotional distress. The fear of seeking assistance can often make matters worse. By providing a warm therapeutic style, I empower patients to feel safe, comfortable, and confident as we explore areas of concern. I emphasize building awareness of emotions, choices, and behaviors that can create difficult patterns of functioning. Together we will focus on developing greater mental and emotional self-awareness. Through supportive therapeutic intervention, I encourage patients to challenge themselves and to improve their quality of life.
Participating in work, family life and daily tasks can be exhausting when dealing with mental and emotional distress. The fear of seeking assistance can often make matters worse. By providing a warm therapeutic style, I empower patients to feel safe, comfortable, and confident as we explore areas of concern. I emphasize building awareness of emotions, choices, and behaviors that can create difficult patterns of functioning. Together we will focus on developing greater mental and emotional self-awareness. Through supportive therapeutic intervention, I encourage patients to challenge themselves and to improve their quality of life.
(513) 540-3599 View (513) 540-3599
Photo of Candice N. Crowley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hyde Park, OH
Candice N. Crowley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Candicely is a therapy space created for those ready to hear hard truths about themselves, engage in uncomfortable conversations, and come to terms with difficult realities. Candicely helps individuals break out of the boxes that limit their ability to reach their full potential and live a fulfilled life. Candicely focuses on the present, understands the past, but rejects the notion that the past has to control or define the future. Candicely offers individual counseling, life coaching, support services for blended families and co-parenting, couples counseling, support for life transitions, student services, & Christian counseling.
Candicely is a therapy space created for those ready to hear hard truths about themselves, engage in uncomfortable conversations, and come to terms with difficult realities. Candicely helps individuals break out of the boxes that limit their ability to reach their full potential and live a fulfilled life. Candicely focuses on the present, understands the past, but rejects the notion that the past has to control or define the future. Candicely offers individual counseling, life coaching, support services for blended families and co-parenting, couples counseling, support for life transitions, student services, & Christian counseling.
(513) 438-3920 View (513) 438-3920
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Nathalie Plum-Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
With an open, non-judgmental heart, Nathalie accompanies each person she works with through the counseling process with compassion and curiosity. Combining both the humanistic and pragmatic, Nathalie uses person-centered and emotion focused approaches in counseling. She enjoys working with people with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. She will help you address and manage the challenges you experience in your life. Nathalie believes in developing new perspectives, empowering clients, and fostering agency.
With an open, non-judgmental heart, Nathalie accompanies each person she works with through the counseling process with compassion and curiosity. Combining both the humanistic and pragmatic, Nathalie uses person-centered and emotion focused approaches in counseling. She enjoys working with people with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. She will help you address and manage the challenges you experience in your life. Nathalie believes in developing new perspectives, empowering clients, and fostering agency.
(513) 654-1242 View (513) 654-1242
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James Pease 18547
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208  (Online Only)
I have been in practice for over 18 years and enjoy helping people with the everyday difficulties of living, I specialize in mood and anxiety disorders, everyday life challenges, and people experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
I have been in practice for over 18 years and enjoy helping people with the everyday difficulties of living, I specialize in mood and anxiety disorders, everyday life challenges, and people experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
(513) 902-1614 View (513) 902-1614
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Alison M Sauer
Counselor, Alison Sauer
Verified Verified
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Hi! I’m Alison Sauer and I'm currently earning my master’s degree in clinical counseling at Xavier University while practicing at Clear Path Counseling. During the most difficult times in life, I want to help individuals and couples find peace and uncover deep meaning. I want to help my clients tap into their true voice and find great resilience. Together, we will create a supportive and safe environment for you to use your unique strengths, cultivate self-compassion, and prioritize your well-being. I strive to build trust, be empathic, supportive, and collaborative.
Hi! I’m Alison Sauer and I'm currently earning my master’s degree in clinical counseling at Xavier University while practicing at Clear Path Counseling. During the most difficult times in life, I want to help individuals and couples find peace and uncover deep meaning. I want to help my clients tap into their true voice and find great resilience. Together, we will create a supportive and safe environment for you to use your unique strengths, cultivate self-compassion, and prioritize your well-being. I strive to build trust, be empathic, supportive, and collaborative.
(513) 756-3152 View (513) 756-3152
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Ben Wheeler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
From the outside, most people would think that nothing is wrong, but deep down you know that you're not feeling like yourself. In your daily life, you often pretend to be someone you’re not, all the while feeling anxious, panicky, or unhappy inside. This feeling can manifest itself through general anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, and other ways. You’ve tried to push those feelings away, or even bury them deep down, but over time they keep coming back, surfacing in unpleasant ways and it is having a negative effect on your daily life.
From the outside, most people would think that nothing is wrong, but deep down you know that you're not feeling like yourself. In your daily life, you often pretend to be someone you’re not, all the while feeling anxious, panicky, or unhappy inside. This feeling can manifest itself through general anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, and other ways. You’ve tried to push those feelings away, or even bury them deep down, but over time they keep coming back, surfacing in unpleasant ways and it is having a negative effect on your daily life.
(513) 817-0704 View (513) 817-0704
Photo of Joanna Pierri, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hyde Park, OH
Joanna Pierri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hyde Park, OH 45208
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like you've tried everything, but you just can't move forward? I incorporate evidence-based techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help individuals (age 8+) process traumatic experiences and work toward lasting healing. I enjoy working with kids, teens and families of all generations, including those in their sunset years. Regardless of your age or experiences, we all sometimes need a safe person to come alongside us.
Do you feel like you've tried everything, but you just can't move forward? I incorporate evidence-based techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to help individuals (age 8+) process traumatic experiences and work toward lasting healing. I enjoy working with kids, teens and families of all generations, including those in their sunset years. Regardless of your age or experiences, we all sometimes need a safe person to come alongside us.
(513) 960-6516 View (513) 960-6516

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Number of Therapists in Hyde Park, OH

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hyde Park, OH who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
89% Depression
86% Stress
86% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
43% Humana
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hyde Park, OH see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hyde Park?

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.