Therapists in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR

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Kawa Kuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who identify as BIPOC, trans, enby and LGBTQIA+ . You don’t fit into society’s norms and maybe you don’t even want to. There can be great joy and pride in being different, but difference can also be met with oppression. I know what it’s like to feel othered, how it can effect self esteem, your ability to connect with others, and can lead to trauma, isolation, sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, hopelessness and confusion. I am kink positive, body positive, and support polyamorous and ENM relationships . To work together, please fill out this form: www.nurtureabundance.com/contact-us
I specialize in working with people who identify as BIPOC, trans, enby and LGBTQIA+ . You don’t fit into society’s norms and maybe you don’t even want to. There can be great joy and pride in being different, but difference can also be met with oppression. I know what it’s like to feel othered, how it can effect self esteem, your ability to connect with others, and can lead to trauma, isolation, sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, hopelessness and confusion. I am kink positive, body positive, and support polyamorous and ENM relationships . To work together, please fill out this form: www.nurtureabundance.com/contact-us
(503) 563-2968 View (503) 563-2968
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Uribe Music Therapy, LLC
Music Therapist, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202
My name is Natalia Uribe (They/Them), I am a Latine Music Therapist, born and raised in Colombia. My ethical duty as a mental health professional is to reach out to underserved communities and break the barriers of access down, by offering high quality mental health services at an affordable price. It is also my duty as a professional to educate myself on systemic issues that affect my current and future clients, in order to truly be of service to them. My practice is based on a combination of humanistic and feminist approaches, through an anti-racist lens.
My name is Natalia Uribe (They/Them), I am a Latine Music Therapist, born and raised in Colombia. My ethical duty as a mental health professional is to reach out to underserved communities and break the barriers of access down, by offering high quality mental health services at an affordable price. It is also my duty as a professional to educate myself on systemic issues that affect my current and future clients, in order to truly be of service to them. My practice is based on a combination of humanistic and feminist approaches, through an anti-racist lens.
(503) 832-6386 View (503) 832-6386
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Jenn Garlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or a nagging feeling that something just isn’t okay? Have the difficult experiences of your past started to come back to the surface? Are you having panic attacks, feeling jumpy, or avoiding things that remind you of these experiences? Maybe this is all having an impact on your relationships and your ability to go about your daily life. You are not alone. I help survivors of childhood and interpersonal trauma look at how their experiences have shaped them and explore how to take back their lives from the memories that have burdened them for so long.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or a nagging feeling that something just isn’t okay? Have the difficult experiences of your past started to come back to the surface? Are you having panic attacks, feeling jumpy, or avoiding things that remind you of these experiences? Maybe this is all having an impact on your relationships and your ability to go about your daily life. You are not alone. I help survivors of childhood and interpersonal trauma look at how their experiences have shaped them and explore how to take back their lives from the memories that have burdened them for so long.
(503) 461-8993 View (503) 461-8993
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Julia Perretta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing emotion focused therapy for couples who are interested in working on issues related to communication, trust, infidelity, connection, and intimacy. I also work with individuals who are looking to heal their relationship with food, body image, stress, anxiety, substance use, depression, and manage responses to complex trauma. I welcome folx of all types, including LGBTQI and poly/ENM identifying individuals and couples. People who work with me enjoy integrating mindfulness and humor into the therapeutic tableau.
I specialize in providing emotion focused therapy for couples who are interested in working on issues related to communication, trust, infidelity, connection, and intimacy. I also work with individuals who are looking to heal their relationship with food, body image, stress, anxiety, substance use, depression, and manage responses to complex trauma. I welcome folx of all types, including LGBTQI and poly/ENM identifying individuals and couples. People who work with me enjoy integrating mindfulness and humor into the therapeutic tableau.
(503) 213-6255 View (503) 213-6255
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Johnny A Yorga
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97286  (Online Only)
Do you need a change? Are you experiencing obstacles that you can't seem to get past? You thought life would look different by now, but it feels like something is holding you back. It may not feel like it yet, but change is possible. Let's get you on the path toward the future you want.
Do you need a change? Are you experiencing obstacles that you can't seem to get past? You thought life would look different by now, but it feels like something is holding you back. It may not feel like it yet, but change is possible. Let's get you on the path toward the future you want.
(503) 897-9560 View (503) 897-9560
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Lila Derickson
ND, MS
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you think you might have ADHD, be autistic, or both? Maybe you've had a sense that some things are a lot more difficult for you than for other people. Maybe you've felt like everyone else got the manual on how to be a person, but they forgot to give you one. Or you've just felt like you were different somehow. If this sounds like you and you're wondering if undiagnosed ADHD or autism could be the reason, I can help.
Do you think you might have ADHD, be autistic, or both? Maybe you've had a sense that some things are a lot more difficult for you than for other people. Maybe you've felt like everyone else got the manual on how to be a person, but they forgot to give you one. Or you've just felt like you were different somehow. If this sounds like you and you're wondering if undiagnosed ADHD or autism could be the reason, I can help.
(971) 717-7828 View (971) 717-7828
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Jeremy Steenstrup Balthazar
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I believe that personal healing, growth, and insight are informed by an individual’s relationship to meaning, values, death anxiety, freedom, and responsibility. My approach is existential and humanistic, working with clients collaboratively to individualize therapy, integrating a variety of interventions including narrative and cognitive-behavioral methods, and mindfulness practices. I specialize in working with bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. My experience includes work with grief and bereavement, personality disorders, ADHD, substance use, and interpersonal relationships.
I believe that personal healing, growth, and insight are informed by an individual’s relationship to meaning, values, death anxiety, freedom, and responsibility. My approach is existential and humanistic, working with clients collaboratively to individualize therapy, integrating a variety of interventions including narrative and cognitive-behavioral methods, and mindfulness practices. I specialize in working with bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. My experience includes work with grief and bereavement, personality disorders, ADHD, substance use, and interpersonal relationships.
(503) 966-7356 View (503) 966-7356
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Catherine Gobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97286
As a social worker and therapist I am passionate about helping people as they transition through and process difficult experiences. Times of transition or loss can call up unresolved feelings from the past. Together we can move through and process your emotions so that you don't feel so alone with what you're experiencing. If you identify as a Highly Sensitive Person, I am here to help you learn new tools to navigate the overstimulating world we live in. I am offering walk and talk/ hiking sessions near Portland if that is of interest to you.
As a social worker and therapist I am passionate about helping people as they transition through and process difficult experiences. Times of transition or loss can call up unresolved feelings from the past. Together we can move through and process your emotions so that you don't feel so alone with what you're experiencing. If you identify as a Highly Sensitive Person, I am here to help you learn new tools to navigate the overstimulating world we live in. I am offering walk and talk/ hiking sessions near Portland if that is of interest to you.
(971) 260-4952 View (971) 260-4952
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Vanessa Knight
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206
I work with children and adults, with the goal of helping them find more peace, joy, and meaning within their lives. In addition to talk therapy, I also use play and art therapy with children to help them express themselves when they can’t yet find the words.
I work with children and adults, with the goal of helping them find more peace, joy, and meaning within their lives. In addition to talk therapy, I also use play and art therapy with children to help them express themselves when they can’t yet find the words.
(503) 479-4154 View (503) 479-4154
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Noa Grayevsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206
I'm really glad you're here. It's a big deal to look for a therapist, especially when you're having a hard time. I want to make it as easy as possible for you to feel out whether reaching out to me makes sense for you. + Here are some facts: I've been in the field for about 12 years. That means I have solid experience. I've worked in all sorts of settings, including with people who are in crisis, have survived trauma and abuse, are immigrants, are college students, are unhoused, are really young. I'm unlikely to be overwhelmed by what you're dealing with. I will be your ally. I care deeply and sincerely about the people I work with.
I'm really glad you're here. It's a big deal to look for a therapist, especially when you're having a hard time. I want to make it as easy as possible for you to feel out whether reaching out to me makes sense for you. + Here are some facts: I've been in the field for about 12 years. That means I have solid experience. I've worked in all sorts of settings, including with people who are in crisis, have survived trauma and abuse, are immigrants, are college students, are unhoused, are really young. I'm unlikely to be overwhelmed by what you're dealing with. I will be your ally. I care deeply and sincerely about the people I work with.
(503) 770-8898 View (503) 770-8898
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Samantha Tracy
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with managing stressful life situations and worries to find contentment in areas of your life? Do you feel triggered by strong emotions that cause disconnection and dissatisfaction in your relationships? Are you carrying the burdens of your past that are creating barriers to living a meaningful life? I want to be the supportive anchor to help you find a sense of self, feel grounded, build confidence, and be relationally connected in your relationships. I will help you address issues such as anxiety, stress, challenging transitions, relational issues, alcohol use & past trauma causing present day obstacles.
Do you struggle with managing stressful life situations and worries to find contentment in areas of your life? Do you feel triggered by strong emotions that cause disconnection and dissatisfaction in your relationships? Are you carrying the burdens of your past that are creating barriers to living a meaningful life? I want to be the supportive anchor to help you find a sense of self, feel grounded, build confidence, and be relationally connected in your relationships. I will help you address issues such as anxiety, stress, challenging transitions, relational issues, alcohol use & past trauma causing present day obstacles.
(503) 461-8093 View (503) 461-8093
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Peggy Van Duyne
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97286  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an Insight oriented, GLBTQIA friendly and anti-racist practitioner. I focus on long-term change and improved well-being while working towards "here and now" self-compassion, self-care and behavioral changes to achieve lasting change. I strive to promote advocacy, social justice and inherent self worth with each client. I work with clients concerned with substance use/abuse, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and emotional regulation concerns among other areas of concern. You may see more about my areas of focus in my profile.
I am an Insight oriented, GLBTQIA friendly and anti-racist practitioner. I focus on long-term change and improved well-being while working towards "here and now" self-compassion, self-care and behavioral changes to achieve lasting change. I strive to promote advocacy, social justice and inherent self worth with each client. I work with clients concerned with substance use/abuse, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and emotional regulation concerns among other areas of concern. You may see more about my areas of focus in my profile.
(503) 451-6538 View (503) 451-6538
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Michael D. Jolliffe
MS
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202
All people seek happiness and wish to avoid suffering and that all people have the right to pursue joy and freedom from pain. I believe that all people are capable of bringing constructive change into their lives, whatever their present circumstances. I view my job as providing a welcoming, supportive, safe, socially just, and competent space in which positive change can occur.
All people seek happiness and wish to avoid suffering and that all people have the right to pursue joy and freedom from pain. I believe that all people are capable of bringing constructive change into their lives, whatever their present circumstances. I view my job as providing a welcoming, supportive, safe, socially just, and competent space in which positive change can occur.
(971) 260-4144 View (971) 260-4144
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Family Heart Counseling - Leslie Yeargers, M.A,
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202
I specialize in working with couples from all walks of life, as well as families in which one member is exploring their gender identity or actively transitioning. I understand that gender exploration and transition can create unique challenges within families; it can bring out family dynamics that are painful and difficult to navigate without help. I am here to support you with that. Regarding couples, it's not unusual to experience challenges in your relationship as you face the challenges of daily living. I am here to help you improve communication, increase understanding, and find your way back to each other.
I specialize in working with couples from all walks of life, as well as families in which one member is exploring their gender identity or actively transitioning. I understand that gender exploration and transition can create unique challenges within families; it can bring out family dynamics that are painful and difficult to navigate without help. I am here to support you with that. Regarding couples, it's not unusual to experience challenges in your relationship as you face the challenges of daily living. I am here to help you improve communication, increase understanding, and find your way back to each other.
(971) 351-1608 View (971) 351-1608
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Sasha Rosenfels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
(503) 486-4641 View (503) 486-4641
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David Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble connecting in ways you want with people you love? Are you desiring change but uncertain of what paths are open, which path to take? If any of this rings true, I warmly invite you to reach out. I'm here to support you in your search for understanding, to welcome your curiosity, feelings, and reflections into our conversations. I believe therapy is a collaborative process - we create it together. If you feel ready to make changes in your life, let's walk together down some of those paths.
Are you having trouble connecting in ways you want with people you love? Are you desiring change but uncertain of what paths are open, which path to take? If any of this rings true, I warmly invite you to reach out. I'm here to support you in your search for understanding, to welcome your curiosity, feelings, and reflections into our conversations. I believe therapy is a collaborative process - we create it together. If you feel ready to make changes in your life, let's walk together down some of those paths.
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Liberty Karp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
Whether you're searching for a thoughtful and supportive ear to talk through what's on your mind, looking to heal from something difficult, or wanting to find ways around the obstacles that are limiting your full potential, I look forward to hearing from you. My style is based in mindfulness/mind-body approaches and centers around welcoming you with a compassionate presence and a non-judgemental curiosity.
Whether you're searching for a thoughtful and supportive ear to talk through what's on your mind, looking to heal from something difficult, or wanting to find ways around the obstacles that are limiting your full potential, I look forward to hearing from you. My style is based in mindfulness/mind-body approaches and centers around welcoming you with a compassionate presence and a non-judgemental curiosity.
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Full Spectrum Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, LAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97202
We work with people from all walks of life, including transgender, non-binary, and questioning people of all ages. Our providers have a special passion for working with people in the LGBTQ+ community. We specialize in helping people navigate the challenges of understanding the intersections of their identity, relationships, and the larger world. For youth (and adults too!), we can offer specialized creative approaches that support healing and identity exploration when talking is too hard.
We work with people from all walks of life, including transgender, non-binary, and questioning people of all ages. Our providers have a special passion for working with people in the LGBTQ+ community. We specialize in helping people navigate the challenges of understanding the intersections of their identity, relationships, and the larger world. For youth (and adults too!), we can offer specialized creative approaches that support healing and identity exploration when talking is too hard.
(503) 966-9486 View (503) 966-9486
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Emily B. Ogden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206
A person's trajectory in life can be offset by stress, strain and compromises. Therapy can re-orient a person to their core needs and strivings, allowing them to become more effective and engaged at work, home, and in relationships. Imagining positive change for yourself is an important step and yet taking that step can be challenging. "The best time to plant a tree was yesterday; The second best time is now." I look forward to hearing about what's happening in your life now.
A person's trajectory in life can be offset by stress, strain and compromises. Therapy can re-orient a person to their core needs and strivings, allowing them to become more effective and engaged at work, home, and in relationships. Imagining positive change for yourself is an important step and yet taking that step can be challenging. "The best time to plant a tree was yesterday; The second best time is now." I look forward to hearing about what's happening in your life now.
(971) 351-1947 View (971) 351-1947
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Opal & Sage Art Therapy, Amy Swallow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR 97206
Not accepting new clients
Opal & Sage offers individual and group art therapy and counseling services that are person-centered and strengths-based. I welcome adult clients of all ages and abilities, with any personal concerns and conflicts regarding mental health. I specialize in working with individuals with dementia, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities.
Opal & Sage offers individual and group art therapy and counseling services that are person-centered and strengths-based. I welcome adult clients of all ages and abilities, with any personal concerns and conflicts regarding mental health. I specialize in working with individuals with dementia, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities.
(503) 506-2941 View (503) 506-2941

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Number of Therapists in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR

20+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Stress
80% Grief
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
42% Medicaid
42% PacificSource

How Therapists in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland, OR see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Creston-Kenilworth, Portland?

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.