Therapists in Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR

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Hadas Moalem
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
I am honored to walk alongside you on this part of your journey. Seeking help takes courage and I commend each and every client for taking this first step. Those struggling with a harsh inner critic, attachment issues, and existential anxiety would work well with me. I am also interested in how the past is affecting the present. Through various body-centered offerings, I will often bring the experience of therapy into the here and now. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and invite ongoing feedback into the therapy room.
I am honored to walk alongside you on this part of your journey. Seeking help takes courage and I commend each and every client for taking this first step. Those struggling with a harsh inner critic, attachment issues, and existential anxiety would work well with me. I am also interested in how the past is affecting the present. Through various body-centered offerings, I will often bring the experience of therapy into the here and now. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and invite ongoing feedback into the therapy room.
(503) 506-4186 View (503) 506-4186
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Lacey Burnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I have experience in addressing a wide range of concerns and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, chronic health struggles, self-esteem, stress management, and ADHD. My goal is to empower my clients with tools and insights that can facilitate positive change and enhance their overall quality of life.
I have experience in addressing a wide range of concerns and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, chronic health struggles, self-esteem, stress management, and ADHD. My goal is to empower my clients with tools and insights that can facilitate positive change and enhance their overall quality of life.
(503) 739-9366 View (503) 739-9366
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Becky Nice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97225
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or facing a transition that seems daunting and hard to tackle? If so, I believe I can help. If given support I believe people of all ages have the ability and inner strength to make changes. I provide a trusting environment, free from judgement and infused with compassion to explore thoughts and feelings.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or facing a transition that seems daunting and hard to tackle? If so, I believe I can help. If given support I believe people of all ages have the ability and inner strength to make changes. I provide a trusting environment, free from judgement and infused with compassion to explore thoughts and feelings.
(503) 376-8749 View (503) 376-8749
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Deborah Orandon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
Life is CHALLENGING--especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) in over-stimulating environments! I work with HSPs, Creatives & the Gifted to uncover the root-causes of distress and reconnect with inner resources for healing and creating change. Often our most persistent struggles are caused by parts of ourselves that we are not fully aware of. I help you safely access the wisdom of even wounded, scared, immobilized or angry parts. By compassionately listening, you discover your richest experiences & hopes, greatest passions & gifts. THEN walking away from habits that don't work, and into the life you want, becomes possible.
Life is CHALLENGING--especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) in over-stimulating environments! I work with HSPs, Creatives & the Gifted to uncover the root-causes of distress and reconnect with inner resources for healing and creating change. Often our most persistent struggles are caused by parts of ourselves that we are not fully aware of. I help you safely access the wisdom of even wounded, scared, immobilized or angry parts. By compassionately listening, you discover your richest experiences & hopes, greatest passions & gifts. THEN walking away from habits that don't work, and into the life you want, becomes possible.
(503) 542-9603 View (503) 542-9603
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Rania Fawzy Abuelzain
Counselor, MS, QMHP-R, ABA, CPC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out for help demonstrates inner strength and willingness to face various life challenges. As an immigrant, accessing resources and services that feel inclusive and culturally sensitive is challenging. My journey in healing as an individual, a mother, and a caring community member has sparked a desire to provide culturally sensitive care to people from all walks of life. Although many clients have experienced marginalization due to their background as an immigrant (BIPOC, MENA, AMEMSA), other clients have realized numerous privileges in their life and felt a sense of inclusion and reconciliation within the larger community.
Reaching out for help demonstrates inner strength and willingness to face various life challenges. As an immigrant, accessing resources and services that feel inclusive and culturally sensitive is challenging. My journey in healing as an individual, a mother, and a caring community member has sparked a desire to provide culturally sensitive care to people from all walks of life. Although many clients have experienced marginalization due to their background as an immigrant (BIPOC, MENA, AMEMSA), other clients have realized numerous privileges in their life and felt a sense of inclusion and reconciliation within the larger community.
(503) 902-7909 View (503) 902-7909
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Britt Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused psychologist, my treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With over 10 years of clinical experience, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance strategies to identify problem areas and develop opportunities for growth and understanding. I help clients explore the interactions among thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to identify barriers to achieving life goals.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused psychologist, my treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With over 10 years of clinical experience, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance strategies to identify problem areas and develop opportunities for growth and understanding. I help clients explore the interactions among thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to identify barriers to achieving life goals.
(503) 567-6450 View (503) 567-6450
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Emily Yang
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. You might be someone who is exhausted from looking for a therapist who looks even a little like you. Maybe you are feeling grief, heaviness, sadness, and even anger about..everything. Perhaps you have saved every mental health Instagram slide deck and TikTok, but you still don’t feel like it’s clicking for you. You may be someone at a crossroads with the story and template you have been told you need to fit into. You may suspect that there is more-more to expect, hope for, and be.
Currently not accepting new clients. You might be someone who is exhausted from looking for a therapist who looks even a little like you. Maybe you are feeling grief, heaviness, sadness, and even anger about..everything. Perhaps you have saved every mental health Instagram slide deck and TikTok, but you still don’t feel like it’s clicking for you. You may be someone at a crossroads with the story and template you have been told you need to fit into. You may suspect that there is more-more to expect, hope for, and be.
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Noelle Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
(503) 461-1025 View (503) 461-1025
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Mary McGill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you want more out of your life but you are feeling stuck in old patterns? Does fear or feeling down stop you from enjoying life? Have you had a loss or a terrible experience and are "just not yourself"? I can help you. I use techniques for understanding the problem and finding the ways that can open you to new possibilities. By getting in touch with the desires of your heart, I can help you meaningfully navigate the ups and downs of life. I work collaboratively to cultivate what you most value for yourself, your relationships, your family, and your community.
Do you want more out of your life but you are feeling stuck in old patterns? Does fear or feeling down stop you from enjoying life? Have you had a loss or a terrible experience and are "just not yourself"? I can help you. I use techniques for understanding the problem and finding the ways that can open you to new possibilities. By getting in touch with the desires of your heart, I can help you meaningfully navigate the ups and downs of life. I work collaboratively to cultivate what you most value for yourself, your relationships, your family, and your community.
(503) 766-5497 View (503) 766-5497
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Dr. Kathleen R Gillis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Psychotherapy is a time devoted to you. With over 20 years of experience, I can provide support, perspective, and guidance; and help you recognize life’s joys and navigate through life’s struggles in a balanced, effective, and healthy way. I am straight-forward, humorous and empathic in my approach, and strive to facilitate open, honest and respectful communication while helping individuals and couples reach their goals. I believe I can best serve my clients by helping them 1) utilize their own experience and knowledge; 2) build on current strengths; and 3) tailor solutions to fit their unique circumstances.
Psychotherapy is a time devoted to you. With over 20 years of experience, I can provide support, perspective, and guidance; and help you recognize life’s joys and navigate through life’s struggles in a balanced, effective, and healthy way. I am straight-forward, humorous and empathic in my approach, and strive to facilitate open, honest and respectful communication while helping individuals and couples reach their goals. I believe I can best serve my clients by helping them 1) utilize their own experience and knowledge; 2) build on current strengths; and 3) tailor solutions to fit their unique circumstances.
(503) 447-7816 View (503) 447-7816
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Gudmund Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97223
My approach to therapy is compassionate and direct. I will be respectful, but I will also be honest. I routinely give homework assignments as part of therapy, with the belief that if you accomplish the task you will start to experience the change you seek. I will try to understand both the nature and context of your problem and the potential impact of change before I offer helpful solutions. I will ask you about where you are trying to go, and we will work together to develop a practical plan to help you get there.
My approach to therapy is compassionate and direct. I will be respectful, but I will also be honest. I routinely give homework assignments as part of therapy, with the belief that if you accomplish the task you will start to experience the change you seek. I will try to understand both the nature and context of your problem and the potential impact of change before I offer helpful solutions. I will ask you about where you are trying to go, and we will work together to develop a practical plan to help you get there.
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Tom Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
I see individuals, couples and families who are seeking support for things they feel are not going well in their lives. From the Family Systems perspective, any number of issues can be looked at together. My work is centered around interpersonal relationships and how we interact with each other, our selves and our communities. Relationship dynamics are constantly in and out of balance. Managing these relationships is key in helping develop healthy ways of dealing with life issues. The work we do together should feel helpful and focused on your goals.
I see individuals, couples and families who are seeking support for things they feel are not going well in their lives. From the Family Systems perspective, any number of issues can be looked at together. My work is centered around interpersonal relationships and how we interact with each other, our selves and our communities. Relationship dynamics are constantly in and out of balance. Managing these relationships is key in helping develop healthy ways of dealing with life issues. The work we do together should feel helpful and focused on your goals.
(503) 406-4283 View (503) 406-4283
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Ginny Christian
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
Each of us navigates many issues and transitions throughout our lives. Whether these are issues of abuse, trauma, identity, relationships, or physical and mental wellness, knowing that you are not alone in this process can lead to profound courage, hope, and change. I have a deep belief in our potential for growth and healing. As a therapist, I offer a safe place for this work. I will be a compassionate and insightful witness that will be fully present to your journey. Together, we will tend to your inner knowing, emerging awareness, and the making of new meaning.
Each of us navigates many issues and transitions throughout our lives. Whether these are issues of abuse, trauma, identity, relationships, or physical and mental wellness, knowing that you are not alone in this process can lead to profound courage, hope, and change. I have a deep belief in our potential for growth and healing. As a therapist, I offer a safe place for this work. I will be a compassionate and insightful witness that will be fully present to your journey. Together, we will tend to your inner knowing, emerging awareness, and the making of new meaning.
(971) 265-8712 View (971) 265-8712
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Alexander Deussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97223
Not accepting new clients
Every person has the capacity to change and heal and live authentically. I offer a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for self-exploration, growth and expansion. I have over 18 years experience working with adults, young adults, teenagers, and families who have experienced trauma, relationship strains, anxiety and depression.
Every person has the capacity to change and heal and live authentically. I offer a supportive and nonjudgmental environment for self-exploration, growth and expansion. I have over 18 years experience working with adults, young adults, teenagers, and families who have experienced trauma, relationship strains, anxiety and depression.
(503) 213-6453 View (503) 213-6453
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Skyline Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
We all deserve to heal, to find meaning in our lives, and to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Clients I work with are often in therapy because they are overwhelmed by worry, stress, and sadness. I am honored to join my clients on their path to healing, as they bring courage, insight, and determination to our work together. While my clients may be children, teens, or adults, come from diverse backgrounds, and have different needs and goals, we all seek well-being and connection. I welcome clients of all gender identities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
We all deserve to heal, to find meaning in our lives, and to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Clients I work with are often in therapy because they are overwhelmed by worry, stress, and sadness. I am honored to join my clients on their path to healing, as they bring courage, insight, and determination to our work together. While my clients may be children, teens, or adults, come from diverse backgrounds, and have different needs and goals, we all seek well-being and connection. I welcome clients of all gender identities, sexual orientations, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
(458) 202-2921 View (458) 202-2921
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Nicole Dove
LPC Intern, LPC, Intern
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I work with various issues including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress management, grief and loss, and marriage/relationship.
I work with various issues including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress management, grief and loss, and marriage/relationship.
(503) 966-3199 View (503) 966-3199
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Kelly Rees
MBA, PhD
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
I focus on intimate relationships, sexual expression, disparate desire, shifting intimacy, alternative relating styles, polyamory. This often includes performance issues, the impact of aging and menopause, dealing with grief and jealousy. I have experience working with differing abilities and my clients range in age from mid-twenties to mid-nineties. I also work with those in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction and their specific issues around sex and relationships. I aim to engage the mind and heart while centering on the body. Pleasure is important and a great way to learn!
I focus on intimate relationships, sexual expression, disparate desire, shifting intimacy, alternative relating styles, polyamory. This often includes performance issues, the impact of aging and menopause, dealing with grief and jealousy. I have experience working with differing abilities and my clients range in age from mid-twenties to mid-nineties. I also work with those in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction and their specific issues around sex and relationships. I aim to engage the mind and heart while centering on the body. Pleasure is important and a great way to learn!
(503) 917-3785 View (503) 917-3785
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Molly Frechette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSWA, QMHP-C
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
If the following describes you, then we might be a good therapeutic match: ​ -You've tried talk therapy before and don't feel like it's been effective & you have not had any mental health hospitalizations in the past year. Here are some areas of practice I enjoy working with: Trauma survivors and anyone who has PTSD and/or C-PTSD -The LGBQTIA+ Community -Those seeking healing from codependency -Neurodivergence -Survivors of religious abuse -Survivors of narcissistic abuse
If the following describes you, then we might be a good therapeutic match: ​ -You've tried talk therapy before and don't feel like it's been effective & you have not had any mental health hospitalizations in the past year. Here are some areas of practice I enjoy working with: Trauma survivors and anyone who has PTSD and/or C-PTSD -The LGBQTIA+ Community -Those seeking healing from codependency -Neurodivergence -Survivors of religious abuse -Survivors of narcissistic abuse
(503) 676-3884 View (503) 676-3884
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Meagan Sheehy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
I'm passionate about helping my clients live their best, most authentic and meaningful lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from questioning old patterns and ways of thinking that may feel instead, like absolute ways of being.
(458) 203-6532 View (458) 203-6532
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Mindful Therapy Pacific NW, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCA
Verified Verified
Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR 97219
Mindful Therapy Pacific NW, LLC was formed to help meet the ever-growing need for high-quality therapy that is both accessible and affordable to Oregon and Washington residents. We are a group of highly trained compassionate clinicians. Our clients are seeking support as they face and navigate life's challenges, as well as those who are simply ready to move in a new direction in their lives. We believe that mental health involves the whole person: not only the mind, but our bodies, spirit, unique personal history, occupation, environment and personal relationships.
Mindful Therapy Pacific NW, LLC was formed to help meet the ever-growing need for high-quality therapy that is both accessible and affordable to Oregon and Washington residents. We are a group of highly trained compassionate clinicians. Our clients are seeking support as they face and navigate life's challenges, as well as those who are simply ready to move in a new direction in their lives. We believe that mental health involves the whole person: not only the mind, but our bodies, spirit, unique personal history, occupation, environment and personal relationships.
(503) 470-2512 View (503) 470-2512

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Number of Therapists in Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% PacificSource
44% Aetna
38% Moda Health

How Therapists in Maplewood-Ashcreek, Portland, OR see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
25% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Maplewood-Ashcreek, 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.