Therapists in Sellwood, Portland, OR

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Celeste Hiiaka Stensvad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It may be the loss of a loved one, unwanted repetitive patterns in relationships, or that incessant feeling of being exhausted and overwhelmed by it all that brings someone into counseling. As uncomfortable as it may seem, choosing the courageous dive into the therapeutic process allows for genuine insight and healing. My work with clients offers a few moments to pause, look at the possibly outdated stories we tell ourselves, and give room to shift perspective.
It may be the loss of a loved one, unwanted repetitive patterns in relationships, or that incessant feeling of being exhausted and overwhelmed by it all that brings someone into counseling. As uncomfortable as it may seem, choosing the courageous dive into the therapeutic process allows for genuine insight and healing. My work with clients offers a few moments to pause, look at the possibly outdated stories we tell ourselves, and give room to shift perspective.
(503) 451-6071 View (503) 451-6071
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NW Creative Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients
****PRACTICE FULL****Talking helps! I am a skilled and caring therapist, and work to help others navigate hardship, find ease, and nurture inner wisdom. My work is strongly founded in establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship. I provide non-judgmental support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders, and chronic illnesses.
****PRACTICE FULL****Talking helps! I am a skilled and caring therapist, and work to help others navigate hardship, find ease, and nurture inner wisdom. My work is strongly founded in establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship. I provide non-judgmental support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity concerns, PTSD/trauma, mood disorders, and chronic illnesses.
(503) 406-1589 View (503) 406-1589
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Caitlin (Caity) Lynch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
You're here because you need something to shift in yourself, your relationships, or your life. I have ADHD, I am queer and genderqueer and work from a strengths-based perspective, utilizing insight-oriented therapeutic change models (Narrative Therapy, EFIT, IFS) and brain/emotion understanding through psychoeducation, CBT, and DBT and self-in-context understanding (social model of disability, self-compassion work of Drs. Kristin Neff and Tara Brach) to help you imagine and take steps toward a life aligned with who you are. > NOTE: I don't offer ADHD or Autism Assessments, this can be obtained through a psychologist or your PCP. <
You're here because you need something to shift in yourself, your relationships, or your life. I have ADHD, I am queer and genderqueer and work from a strengths-based perspective, utilizing insight-oriented therapeutic change models (Narrative Therapy, EFIT, IFS) and brain/emotion understanding through psychoeducation, CBT, and DBT and self-in-context understanding (social model of disability, self-compassion work of Drs. Kristin Neff and Tara Brach) to help you imagine and take steps toward a life aligned with who you are. > NOTE: I don't offer ADHD or Autism Assessments, this can be obtained through a psychologist or your PCP. <
(971) 257-1636 View (971) 257-1636
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Dr. Michelle Millis Chappel
COACH, BS, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by a life transition or stressed out in a job or lifestyle that doesn't fit who you are? I'm a Cognitive Psychologist and Life Coach with a Ph.D. from Princeton who has helped thousands of clients find their true callings and flourish in meaningful lives and careers using their greatest gifts. I create a safe environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, challenge limiting beliefs, discover your unique superpowers, and take practical steps to create a life that's true to you. Together we can make a plan to overcome work and life challenges and find a path that brings you more joy and success.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by a life transition or stressed out in a job or lifestyle that doesn't fit who you are? I'm a Cognitive Psychologist and Life Coach with a Ph.D. from Princeton who has helped thousands of clients find their true callings and flourish in meaningful lives and careers using their greatest gifts. I create a safe environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, challenge limiting beliefs, discover your unique superpowers, and take practical steps to create a life that's true to you. Together we can make a plan to overcome work and life challenges and find a path that brings you more joy and success.
(503) 212-0207 View (503) 212-0207
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Justin Hamacher, Cascade Jungian Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
I provide online and in-person services in Jungian analysis and in-person Oregon state licensed psilocybin facilitation. People arrive at Jungian analysis for a variety of reasons, a life difficulty, crossroads, challenges with human relationships, curiosity around dreams and creativity, or a hunger to learn and explore Jungian topics. Jungian work is about reclaiming one's narrative, through integration of unconscious and conscious aspects of the self. This work can help a person feel more balanced and whole (the Jungian concept of individuation) or 'living life to one's truest state'.
I provide online and in-person services in Jungian analysis and in-person Oregon state licensed psilocybin facilitation. People arrive at Jungian analysis for a variety of reasons, a life difficulty, crossroads, challenges with human relationships, curiosity around dreams and creativity, or a hunger to learn and explore Jungian topics. Jungian work is about reclaiming one's narrative, through integration of unconscious and conscious aspects of the self. This work can help a person feel more balanced and whole (the Jungian concept of individuation) or 'living life to one's truest state'.
(503) 386-0762 View (503) 386-0762
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Jennifer Ripley-Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
I honor where each person is in the change process and provide compassion, new perspectives, and tools for change. My areas of specialty are depression and anxiety, trauma, parenting and adjustment to life events. I listen with great attention and care to help clients identify patterns that keep them from moving forward. I help clients realize a sense of wholeness by understanding how our past and present, and strengths and challenges are interconnected. This type of work has the potential for deep and meaningful change.
I honor where each person is in the change process and provide compassion, new perspectives, and tools for change. My areas of specialty are depression and anxiety, trauma, parenting and adjustment to life events. I listen with great attention and care to help clients identify patterns that keep them from moving forward. I help clients realize a sense of wholeness by understanding how our past and present, and strengths and challenges are interconnected. This type of work has the potential for deep and meaningful change.
(503) 476-9609 View (503) 476-9609
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Leanne Schmit Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Are your thoughts spinning, imagining worst case scenarios, or analyzing your social interactions wondering if you've made a terrible faux pas? Do you have fears or negative beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck? Maybe there are some unhealthy patterns that dominate your time and mental space keeping you from doing more important things. If this sounds like you, the good news is therapy can help. Even entrenched lifelong patterns can be shifted with intentional work with an experienced guide. It's absolutely possible to live a life you love.
Are your thoughts spinning, imagining worst case scenarios, or analyzing your social interactions wondering if you've made a terrible faux pas? Do you have fears or negative beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck? Maybe there are some unhealthy patterns that dominate your time and mental space keeping you from doing more important things. If this sounds like you, the good news is therapy can help. Even entrenched lifelong patterns can be shifted with intentional work with an experienced guide. It's absolutely possible to live a life you love.
(503) 400-3741 View (503) 400-3741
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Susan M Hausch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
I utilize EMDR, Brain Spotting and an integrative approach including physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. Together we process through life events that block you from personal growth and freedom.
I utilize EMDR, Brain Spotting and an integrative approach including physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. Together we process through life events that block you from personal growth and freedom.
(503) 809-4384 View (503) 809-4384
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Kathryn Valero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Do you experience intense and unmanageable emotions? Do you often find yourself acting impulsively and engaging in self-defeating behaviors? Does it seem like you are simply surviving the journey of life rather than enjoying it? Change is possible! I am glad you are interested in counseling with me and I look forward to hearing your story. Through therapy I can help you learn new ways to cope with current difficulties, as well as heal old wounds. I will strive to help you discover your own inner strength and become your best self.
Do you experience intense and unmanageable emotions? Do you often find yourself acting impulsively and engaging in self-defeating behaviors? Does it seem like you are simply surviving the journey of life rather than enjoying it? Change is possible! I am glad you are interested in counseling with me and I look forward to hearing your story. Through therapy I can help you learn new ways to cope with current difficulties, as well as heal old wounds. I will strive to help you discover your own inner strength and become your best self.
(360) 727-0596 View (360) 727-0596
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Linda K Eisenberg
Psychological Associate, MA, MEd, LPC, LPA, CGP
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients
As a seasoned psychoanalyst, my job is make therapy comfortable for you to discuss your concerns. I work with you to find out what you desire from life and to help you to achieve that. Issues may be specific or there may be a general sense of un-ease. Together, we explore and understand the obstacles that inhibit knowing and attaining what is desired, or obstacles that get in the way of connection with others. PRESENTLY, I am interested in talking with those who are interested in GROUP therapy; preferably those who have had some therapy experience, and/or are presently in therapy. I'm not accepting new individual referrals.
As a seasoned psychoanalyst, my job is make therapy comfortable for you to discuss your concerns. I work with you to find out what you desire from life and to help you to achieve that. Issues may be specific or there may be a general sense of un-ease. Together, we explore and understand the obstacles that inhibit knowing and attaining what is desired, or obstacles that get in the way of connection with others. PRESENTLY, I am interested in talking with those who are interested in GROUP therapy; preferably those who have had some therapy experience, and/or are presently in therapy. I'm not accepting new individual referrals.
(503) 967-0152 View (503) 967-0152
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Ellie Antico
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
I'm interested in you as whole person: mind, body and spirit. I know it takes courage to reveal ourselves so I hold space for all aspects of you with deep compassion. As a therapist I respect both your strength and vulnerability, offering a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express your truth, explore, and heal.
I'm interested in you as whole person: mind, body and spirit. I know it takes courage to reveal ourselves so I hold space for all aspects of you with deep compassion. As a therapist I respect both your strength and vulnerability, offering a safe, nonjudgmental environment to express your truth, explore, and heal.
(833) 885-2803 View (833) 885-2803
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Patrick Bluett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Specializing in relationship and sexual issues, I offer person-centered behavioral therapy to individuals and couples. My mission is to treat anxiety and other factors impacting my clients' ability to connect securely and deeply with others. My approach to therapy is relational, inclusive and trauma-informed. I serve as an ally to my clients and provide them with a space to explore their deepest truths without fear of judgment. I work with my clients to cultivate deep insights, self-compassion and to accept and embrace their humanity. Our therapeutic journey will be one of courage, constructive discomfort, and ultimately, clarity.
Specializing in relationship and sexual issues, I offer person-centered behavioral therapy to individuals and couples. My mission is to treat anxiety and other factors impacting my clients' ability to connect securely and deeply with others. My approach to therapy is relational, inclusive and trauma-informed. I serve as an ally to my clients and provide them with a space to explore their deepest truths without fear of judgment. I work with my clients to cultivate deep insights, self-compassion and to accept and embrace their humanity. Our therapeutic journey will be one of courage, constructive discomfort, and ultimately, clarity.
(503) 647-6995 View (503) 647-6995
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Kim Stetson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
I’m passionate about helping people who are depressed, anxious, disconnected and overwhelmed with the world. I offer individual therapy for adults in SE Portland, Oregon with a focus on trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. I provide counseling that is strengths-based and respectful. I am kind and compassionate, and also direct and authentic. I will warmly meet you wherever you’re at in your journey while also inviting you to grow and change. I am accepting new clients. I only work with individual adults (no children, adolescents or couples).
(503) 470-2343 View (503) 470-2343
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Nathan Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Life can be stressful, due to the demands we, as well as others place upon us. Often times we can struggle to achieve a sense of balance. As a result our relationships and connectedness to others can be affected. If you are feeling sad, lost, hurt, angry, overwhelmed or worried you are not alone, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Life can be stressful, due to the demands we, as well as others place upon us. Often times we can struggle to achieve a sense of balance. As a result our relationships and connectedness to others can be affected. If you are feeling sad, lost, hurt, angry, overwhelmed or worried you are not alone, please do not hesitate to reach out.
(971) 777-8929 View (971) 777-8929
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Elaine Cohn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients
I work in a collaborative way to help you define your needs and desires and learn what is getting in the way of reaching your goals. Together, we will explore your past and present experiences including issues such as fear, anxiety, depression, self-doubt and family of origin, and discover the potential that lies within you.
I work in a collaborative way to help you define your needs and desires and learn what is getting in the way of reaching your goals. Together, we will explore your past and present experiences including issues such as fear, anxiety, depression, self-doubt and family of origin, and discover the potential that lies within you.
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Hillary Howarth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients
Please note that my practice is currently full. I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience in university and private practice settings. I work with adults experiencing a range of concerns including relational problems or losses, difficult life transitions and events, traumatic experiences or upbringings, and the stress of being human in an often overwhelming world.
Please note that my practice is currently full. I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience in university and private practice settings. I work with adults experiencing a range of concerns including relational problems or losses, difficult life transitions and events, traumatic experiences or upbringings, and the stress of being human in an often overwhelming world.
(503) 894-5167 View (503) 894-5167
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Brad Meadows
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
Located in Portland, Oregon, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling, I went on to do Doctoral work at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East West Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism along with a diverse background ranging from 25 years of studying/practicing Tibetan Buddhism to in depth experience in different modalities of psychology, philosophy and healing. I maintain a compassionate setting for individuals to explore, understand and create meaning in their lives and heal. I utilize a framework from various domains to assist clients in making sense of their experiences in a collaborative and fruitful fashion.
Located in Portland, Oregon, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling, I went on to do Doctoral work at the California Institute of Integral Studies in East West Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism along with a diverse background ranging from 25 years of studying/practicing Tibetan Buddhism to in depth experience in different modalities of psychology, philosophy and healing. I maintain a compassionate setting for individuals to explore, understand and create meaning in their lives and heal. I utilize a framework from various domains to assist clients in making sense of their experiences in a collaborative and fruitful fashion.
(503) 683-8466 View (503) 683-8466
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Carol L Penn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202
I am a clinical psychologist, licensed since 1986. My husband and I moved to Portland recently, and are enjoying the energy and cultural richness of the city. I enjoy traveling, yoga, jogging, and of course visiting our grandchildren. I particularly enjoy working with people who feel "stuck" and are interested in developing insight into the roots of the issues which keep them from moving forward in their lives; however, I appreciate the unique needs of each individual and am flexible in meeting their needs.
I am a clinical psychologist, licensed since 1986. My husband and I moved to Portland recently, and are enjoying the energy and cultural richness of the city. I enjoy traveling, yoga, jogging, and of course visiting our grandchildren. I particularly enjoy working with people who feel "stuck" and are interested in developing insight into the roots of the issues which keep them from moving forward in their lives; however, I appreciate the unique needs of each individual and am flexible in meeting their needs.
(503) 694-4189 View (503) 694-4189
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Kate Raineri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Dr. Kate Raineri and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Oregon. I offer individual therapy services for ages across the lifespan. I have over 10 years of experience serving clients in the Willamette Valley and I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with mood disorders, perinatal/postnatal concerns, and chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes).
Welcome! My name is Dr. Kate Raineri and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Oregon. I offer individual therapy services for ages across the lifespan. I have over 10 years of experience serving clients in the Willamette Valley and I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with mood disorders, perinatal/postnatal concerns, and chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes).
(503) 601-5270 View (503) 601-5270
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Maddie Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sellwood, Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Maddie. Licensed therapist, career counselor, and your very own personal hype-man as you navigate big transitions and changes in your life. As someone with a background in trauma informed care, I know the concept of exploring purpose, navigating transition, and being motivated for change can feel incredibly scary, overwhelming, and outright impossible at times. Together, we will take the necessary steps to guide you through self-reflection, identify clear, tangible goals, and create a plan for your next steps that feel manageable and purposeful. You deserve a life that is ALL the things, but most of all reflective of you.
Hi, I’m Maddie. Licensed therapist, career counselor, and your very own personal hype-man as you navigate big transitions and changes in your life. As someone with a background in trauma informed care, I know the concept of exploring purpose, navigating transition, and being motivated for change can feel incredibly scary, overwhelming, and outright impossible at times. Together, we will take the necessary steps to guide you through self-reflection, identify clear, tangible goals, and create a plan for your next steps that feel manageable and purposeful. You deserve a life that is ALL the things, but most of all reflective of you.
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Number of Therapists in Sellwood, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Sellwood, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% PacificSource
46% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
34% Providence

How Therapists in Sellwood, Portland, OR see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Sellwood, Portland?

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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.