Therapists in West Point, UT

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Dustin Blakeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified
West Point, UT 84015  (Online Only)
Utilizing a strengths-based perspective, I help individuals and families heal from issues related to trauma, attachment, loss, and stressful life events. I believe that there are many reasons for human behavior, and one should not be reduced to their problems or their behavior. Compassion helps me empower individuals and families to become the best version of themselves and find the growth and healing that they are seeking.
Utilizing a strengths-based perspective, I help individuals and families heal from issues related to trauma, attachment, loss, and stressful life events. I believe that there are many reasons for human behavior, and one should not be reduced to their problems or their behavior. Compassion helps me empower individuals and families to become the best version of themselves and find the growth and healing that they are seeking.
(801) 252-6072 View (801) 252-6072
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Trampas (Tj) Rowden
Counselor, PhD, CMCH
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Point, UT 84015
I began clinical work with individuals, couples, and families in 2000, and have developed a strong interest in four areas: (1) core principles of healing, growth, and success in our efforts to change, (2) character strengths and virtues central to any "good" we create in ourselves and with others, (3) the inevitability of "relationship" in daily living - the "what" and "how" of it, and (4) the reality that clients are the gatekeepers of change and true heroes in their own success stories! I have learned that addressing our problems ultimately involves drawing on our strengths and the best that lies within us and our relationships!
I began clinical work with individuals, couples, and families in 2000, and have developed a strong interest in four areas: (1) core principles of healing, growth, and success in our efforts to change, (2) character strengths and virtues central to any "good" we create in ourselves and with others, (3) the inevitability of "relationship" in daily living - the "what" and "how" of it, and (4) the reality that clients are the gatekeepers of change and true heroes in their own success stories! I have learned that addressing our problems ultimately involves drawing on our strengths and the best that lies within us and our relationships!
(801) 515-4170 View (801) 515-4170
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Debee Gold & Associates at Gold Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Point, UT 84015
Life is beautiful and we are capable of exploring all aspects of it: the good and the difficult. Both things are necessary to become a strong and better "us"! Though there is so much good, life also comes with unanticipated 'rocks in our backpack'. This can leave us confused, hurt, and feeling displaced. Effective therapy is about several factors: experience, client healing, a clear diagnosis, concise and appropriate goals, and the tools needed to effectively navigate difficulty along the journey of life. Contact GOLD COUNSELING and let us help you on your journey of life! Visit us at GOLDWELLNESS.COM
Life is beautiful and we are capable of exploring all aspects of it: the good and the difficult. Both things are necessary to become a strong and better "us"! Though there is so much good, life also comes with unanticipated 'rocks in our backpack'. This can leave us confused, hurt, and feeling displaced. Effective therapy is about several factors: experience, client healing, a clear diagnosis, concise and appropriate goals, and the tools needed to effectively navigate difficulty along the journey of life. Contact GOLD COUNSELING and let us help you on your journey of life! Visit us at GOLDWELLNESS.COM
(801) 657-3202 View (801) 657-3202
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Curtis Saunders at Gold Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Point, UT 84015
I believe that people are strong and have the ability and resiliency to do incredible things. Life is full of challenges that can be difficult to overcome. It is my desire to help individuals find or renew their own strengths to overcome any challenge that they may face. Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient as we overcome the challenges we face. My therapeutic approach to mental health treatment is that every individual is deserving of respect and having a strong sense of self-worth. Everyone deserves a happy and meaningful life.
I believe that people are strong and have the ability and resiliency to do incredible things. Life is full of challenges that can be difficult to overcome. It is my desire to help individuals find or renew their own strengths to overcome any challenge that they may face. Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient as we overcome the challenges we face. My therapeutic approach to mental health treatment is that every individual is deserving of respect and having a strong sense of self-worth. Everyone deserves a happy and meaningful life.
(385) 376-2161 View (385) 376-2161
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JC Hoye
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
West Point, UT 84015
Kia ora! I am JC. I work with couples, families, and individuals. I specialize in couples therapy because communication is key to an excellent relationship. Some of the most common reasons couples come to see me are: disagreements, relational trauma, family issues, and infidelity. The most important thing to me is a good connection between client and therapist. I work very hard to keep a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental atmosphere in my sessions. I go at your pace and work on the things you want to work on. I am here to help you!
Kia ora! I am JC. I work with couples, families, and individuals. I specialize in couples therapy because communication is key to an excellent relationship. Some of the most common reasons couples come to see me are: disagreements, relational trauma, family issues, and infidelity. The most important thing to me is a good connection between client and therapist. I work very hard to keep a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental atmosphere in my sessions. I go at your pace and work on the things you want to work on. I am here to help you!
(385) 402-4018 View (385) 402-4018
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Jayden Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Point, UT 84015
Coming to therapy can be so beneficial when it comes to solving problems, reaching goals, and addressing issues that you are facing. As a therapist, I am here to help you do all of those things using your own strengths, actions, and desires to help sculpt and change your life. There are many challenges we face every day in life, and there is no reason you should have to face them alone.
Coming to therapy can be so beneficial when it comes to solving problems, reaching goals, and addressing issues that you are facing. As a therapist, I am here to help you do all of those things using your own strengths, actions, and desires to help sculpt and change your life. There are many challenges we face every day in life, and there is no reason you should have to face them alone.
(385) 853-5234 View (385) 853-5234
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Taylor Welty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Point, UT 84015
We all want to live fulfilled and successful lives. When we fall short of that it’s often because we lack in a skill set. Lucky for us- humans are adaptable! We can change the way we think, feel and behave and learn new skills that better serve us. I strive to connect genuinely with my clients in order for therapy to be a safe space for change to take place. I prioritize meeting my clients where they are at while still empowering them to grow.
We all want to live fulfilled and successful lives. When we fall short of that it’s often because we lack in a skill set. Lucky for us- humans are adaptable! We can change the way we think, feel and behave and learn new skills that better serve us. I strive to connect genuinely with my clients in order for therapy to be a safe space for change to take place. I prioritize meeting my clients where they are at while still empowering them to grow.
(801) 383-0679 View (801) 383-0679

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Jennifer Atwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearfield, UT 84015
I like to help clients so that their future is bright. I enjoy working with couples, families and individual therapy. I also like to facilitate groups to learn new skills. I enjoy working with younger adults, adults couples. and women’s issues. I can work with clients who have mental health or psychotic issues, personality disorders and abuse and trauma. I work with people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Short evidenced based therapy to allow clients to learn the skill that they need, then use in their own life.
I like to help clients so that their future is bright. I enjoy working with couples, families and individual therapy. I also like to facilitate groups to learn new skills. I enjoy working with younger adults, adults couples. and women’s issues. I can work with clients who have mental health or psychotic issues, personality disorders and abuse and trauma. I work with people who suffer from depression and anxiety. Short evidenced based therapy to allow clients to learn the skill that they need, then use in their own life.
(385) 231-1469 View (385) 231-1469
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Jamie Diarte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearfield, UT 84015
I believe in working with individuals to achieve a positive sense of self, happiness and figuring out the next right thing for themselves, their families, their career... their overall satisfaction with life and relationships. I work mainly with individuals who struggle with trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression. If you keep running into the same issues over and over, let's change that together... if you are ready to work I will take that journey with you and be there through each step. *** I am FULL at this time and cannot take additional referrals***
I believe in working with individuals to achieve a positive sense of self, happiness and figuring out the next right thing for themselves, their families, their career... their overall satisfaction with life and relationships. I work mainly with individuals who struggle with trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression. If you keep running into the same issues over and over, let's change that together... if you are ready to work I will take that journey with you and be there through each step. *** I am FULL at this time and cannot take additional referrals***
(801) 784-6103 View (801) 784-6103
Northern Utah Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Clearfield, UT 84015
Northern Utah Counseling services individuals, parents, families and children. Our ideal client is anyone who is struggling with trauma, emotional, mental, or behavioral issues that are prohibiting them from living their life to the fullest. We pride ourselves in being the foremost leader in our community for families and children who are struggling, but also have extensive experience in assisting individuals of all ages who are struggling. Specifically, anxiety, depression, frustration tolerance, ODD, couples counseling, family therapy, and etc.
Northern Utah Counseling services individuals, parents, families and children. Our ideal client is anyone who is struggling with trauma, emotional, mental, or behavioral issues that are prohibiting them from living their life to the fullest. We pride ourselves in being the foremost leader in our community for families and children who are struggling, but also have extensive experience in assisting individuals of all ages who are struggling. Specifically, anxiety, depression, frustration tolerance, ODD, couples counseling, family therapy, and etc.
(385) 832-6958 View (385) 832-6958
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Josh Kaplan - Specialized OCD and Anxiety Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearfield, UT 84015
If you're feeling trapped in the relentless grip of anxiety or OCD, know that your feelings are valid, and you're not alone. Anxiety and OCD can cast long shadows over your life, making everyday tasks feel insurmountable and clouding your future with uncertainty. But it's important to remember: there is light and freedom beyond the shadows. I'm Josh Kaplan, a dedicated therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. With 10+ years of experience, I've guided countless individuals through the complexities of their anxiety, helping them to reclaim peace of mind and joy in life.
If you're feeling trapped in the relentless grip of anxiety or OCD, know that your feelings are valid, and you're not alone. Anxiety and OCD can cast long shadows over your life, making everyday tasks feel insurmountable and clouding your future with uncertainty. But it's important to remember: there is light and freedom beyond the shadows. I'm Josh Kaplan, a dedicated therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. With 10+ years of experience, I've guided countless individuals through the complexities of their anxiety, helping them to reclaim peace of mind and joy in life.
(385) 376-1679 View (385) 376-1679
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Eloise Ribeiro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Syracuse, UT 84075
The best gift you can give yourself and the ones you love is a healthy, balanced version of you. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting, child emotional issues, adoption and foster care, past trauma, living with a chronic disease, changes in faith values, addiction in the family, and relationship problems–including divorce and blended families, I believe I can help you! Besides my lived experience with each one of those issues, I have worked in public health and educational settings and developed proficiency in treating children, families, couples, and individuals to improve their mental health.
The best gift you can give yourself and the ones you love is a healthy, balanced version of you. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, parenting, child emotional issues, adoption and foster care, past trauma, living with a chronic disease, changes in faith values, addiction in the family, and relationship problems–including divorce and blended families, I believe I can help you! Besides my lived experience with each one of those issues, I have worked in public health and educational settings and developed proficiency in treating children, families, couples, and individuals to improve their mental health.
(801) 923-6617 View (801) 923-6617
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WholeKids Emotional Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Clearfield, UT 84015
Welcome to WholeKids Latyon Clinic! We have several locations across Utah serving hundreds of families each week. Our therapists work to inspire lasting growth, healing and change. We specialize in working with kids, tweens, teens and young adults who experience depression, anxiety, self worth issues, motivational challenges, impulsivity, anger, communication issues, family conflict, trauma, bullying, peer and media pressure, school challenges, friendship issues, social isolation, technology compulsions and more. We use a strengths based approach and evidenced based treatment as we work to help your child thrive emotionally.
Welcome to WholeKids Latyon Clinic! We have several locations across Utah serving hundreds of families each week. Our therapists work to inspire lasting growth, healing and change. We specialize in working with kids, tweens, teens and young adults who experience depression, anxiety, self worth issues, motivational challenges, impulsivity, anger, communication issues, family conflict, trauma, bullying, peer and media pressure, school challenges, friendship issues, social isolation, technology compulsions and more. We use a strengths based approach and evidenced based treatment as we work to help your child thrive emotionally.
(385) 442-7840 View (385) 442-7840
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Rebecca Gurr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearfield, UT 84015
Hello, I am Becky Gurr, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I help individuals who are struggling due to feeling stuck in life and are struggling to find better ways to manage. I have experience working with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, personality disorders, and adjustment difficulties. I look forward to working with you to better your life.
Hello, I am Becky Gurr, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I help individuals who are struggling due to feeling stuck in life and are struggling to find better ways to manage. I have experience working with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, personality disorders, and adjustment difficulties. I look forward to working with you to better your life.
(385) 644-9468 View (385) 644-9468
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Liz Saucedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clinton, UT 84015
The world has felt heavy the past few years and there just seems to be never ending pressures and stress. It’s common to experience anxiety, depression, chronic stress, relationship difficulties and feelings of isolation. Past trauma might also be impacting you more, interfering with your overall mood and day to day life. You are not alone. These experiences, while common, are not something that you have to suffer through. By working through these challenges in therapy, you will feel better again and find balance and re-connection in your life.
The world has felt heavy the past few years and there just seems to be never ending pressures and stress. It’s common to experience anxiety, depression, chronic stress, relationship difficulties and feelings of isolation. Past trauma might also be impacting you more, interfering with your overall mood and day to day life. You are not alone. These experiences, while common, are not something that you have to suffer through. By working through these challenges in therapy, you will feel better again and find balance and re-connection in your life.
(385) 437-6753 View (385) 437-6753
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Acadian Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CEAP, ACMHC
Clearfield, UT 84015
Our focus is to help you heal, become aware of your inner strengths, and progress. We achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and working with you on your plan.
Our focus is to help you heal, become aware of your inner strengths, and progress. We achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and working with you on your plan.
(801) 850-9847 View (801) 850-9847
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A Better You Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearfield, UT 84015  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and experienced therapist specializing in working with children, teenagers, adults, and couples. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, and I am dedicated to walking alongside my clients every step of the way. Using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, I provide effective and tailored interventions to address a wide range of mental health concerns.
I am a compassionate and experienced therapist specializing in working with children, teenagers, adults, and couples. I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, and I am dedicated to walking alongside my clients every step of the way. Using evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, I provide effective and tailored interventions to address a wide range of mental health concerns.
(385) 832-7376 View (385) 832-7376
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Amy Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
Syracuse, UT 84075
(Accepting New Clients) Amy has worked in the mental health field for the last decade in a variety of settings, including adolescent residential treatment centers, and as a case manager and student advocate for Ogden School District. Through her experience, Amy discovered a passion for helping others improve their mental health. She currently focuses her work with adolescents, adults and families affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress triggered by high-stress jobs (emergency services, nurses, etc.)
(Accepting New Clients) Amy has worked in the mental health field for the last decade in a variety of settings, including adolescent residential treatment centers, and as a case manager and student advocate for Ogden School District. Through her experience, Amy discovered a passion for helping others improve their mental health. She currently focuses her work with adolescents, adults and families affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress triggered by high-stress jobs (emergency services, nurses, etc.)
(385) 526-4593 View (385) 526-4593
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Cheryl Kelstrom-Smith, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DBTNC, BBAM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roy, UT 84067  (Online Only)
I offer a simple therapeutic approach for mental health issues. Dialectical Behavior Therapy gives you the freedom to be who you are as well as accepting others for who they are. Learning to control your emotions is unbelievably life changing. My clients have made so many changes in their communication, anger control, letting go of the past, and living in the present. Taking responsibility for your behaviors, not giving others permission to control how you feel,and learning how to love yourself first will make a tremendous impact for a positive change in your life. I look forward to talking with you. Carpe Diem
I offer a simple therapeutic approach for mental health issues. Dialectical Behavior Therapy gives you the freedom to be who you are as well as accepting others for who they are. Learning to control your emotions is unbelievably life changing. My clients have made so many changes in their communication, anger control, letting go of the past, and living in the present. Taking responsibility for your behaviors, not giving others permission to control how you feel,and learning how to love yourself first will make a tremendous impact for a positive change in your life. I look forward to talking with you. Carpe Diem
(801) 251-7258 View (801) 251-7258
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Trevor D Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Clinton, UT 84015
Trevor D. Taylor, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist practicing Health Psychology at the Westside Medical Clinic (Tanner Clinic). Dr. Taylor describes Health Psychology as the interplay between medical illnesses and mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, stress, and poor adjustments. He meets with patients who are diagnosed with medical illnesses to provide therapies and treatment to help prevent, manage, and cope with conditions. Dr. Taylor also conducts Psychological Evaluations for differential diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and pre-surgical (Bariatric and Spine Stimulator Implants).
Trevor D. Taylor, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist practicing Health Psychology at the Westside Medical Clinic (Tanner Clinic). Dr. Taylor describes Health Psychology as the interplay between medical illnesses and mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, stress, and poor adjustments. He meets with patients who are diagnosed with medical illnesses to provide therapies and treatment to help prevent, manage, and cope with conditions. Dr. Taylor also conducts Psychological Evaluations for differential diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and pre-surgical (Bariatric and Spine Stimulator Implants).
(385) 332-3321 x3449 View (385) 332-3321 x3449

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Number of Therapists in West Point, UT

< 10

Therapists in West Point, UT who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
71% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
71% Parenting
71% Divorce
71% Family Conflict
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% SelectHealth
83% Regence

How Therapists in West Point, UT see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Male
20% Female

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How can I find a therapist in West Point?

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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.