Therapists in Acme, WA

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Debra Young
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acme, WA 98220
Life is ever changing and evolving. At times change brings with it a sense of excitement and joy, and at other times a turn of events leaves us disappointed, overwhelmed, sad, or disconnected from others and ourselves. Although therapy cannot stop the ups and downs of living, it can help us develop new strategies, new perceptions, and new behaviors that transform feelings of self-doubt and despair into resilient feelings of inner strength and fulfillment. I provide a safe, confidential and caring environment, and bring a heartfelt and genuine approach to support you in finding joy and inner peace.
Life is ever changing and evolving. At times change brings with it a sense of excitement and joy, and at other times a turn of events leaves us disappointed, overwhelmed, sad, or disconnected from others and ourselves. Although therapy cannot stop the ups and downs of living, it can help us develop new strategies, new perceptions, and new behaviors that transform feelings of self-doubt and despair into resilient feelings of inner strength and fulfillment. I provide a safe, confidential and caring environment, and bring a heartfelt and genuine approach to support you in finding joy and inner peace.
(360) 464-1953 View (360) 464-1953
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Christine Phelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHS, MHP, MA
Verified Verified
Acme, WA 98220
Not accepting new clients
I love to work with people who are actively seeking support for gaining clarity in any areas of stress or discomfort. It is personally fulfilling to help these clients as they work through life's issues. I provide a compassionate atmosphere that supports individual and family exploration of areas of concern; from mood, anxiety, and behavior concerns, to: family, work, school, performance, relationship dynamics. Your own desire for happiness, courage and wisdom will be recognized and nourished.
I love to work with people who are actively seeking support for gaining clarity in any areas of stress or discomfort. It is personally fulfilling to help these clients as they work through life's issues. I provide a compassionate atmosphere that supports individual and family exploration of areas of concern; from mood, anxiety, and behavior concerns, to: family, work, school, performance, relationship dynamics. Your own desire for happiness, courage and wisdom will be recognized and nourished.
(360) 524-3948 View (360) 524-3948
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Emily Farrell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acme, WA 98220
Not accepting new clients
At this time, I primarily offer in-person sessions, with masks optional, per CDC guidance. With over 30 years of clinical experience, my approach is tailored uniquely to each person's strengths and challenges, drawing from many effective tools to support body, heart and spirit. In addition to cognitve-behavioral approaches, I may include relaxation, active imagination, art and journaling, and other tools to calm the nervous system. I am a Certified practitioner of Lifespan Integration (lifespanintegration.com), a very effective, neuro-science based approach to trauma treatment. Please see my website for more info: emilyfarrell.org
At this time, I primarily offer in-person sessions, with masks optional, per CDC guidance. With over 30 years of clinical experience, my approach is tailored uniquely to each person's strengths and challenges, drawing from many effective tools to support body, heart and spirit. In addition to cognitve-behavioral approaches, I may include relaxation, active imagination, art and journaling, and other tools to calm the nervous system. I am a Certified practitioner of Lifespan Integration (lifespanintegration.com), a very effective, neuro-science based approach to trauma treatment. Please see my website for more info: emilyfarrell.org
(877) 415-8950 View (877) 415-8950

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Inga West
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
Therapy helps us find a way to live in the world authentically and wholeheartedly. Are you looking for ways to alleviate negative thinking, behaviors or beliefs? Would you like to learn your personal boundaries and implement changes to empower yourself in relationships? Counseling offers an opportunity to learn positive ways to respond to life's challenges, to understand and change self-defeating behavior patterns and build a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life. Everyone has the potential to improve, make positive changes, and deepen their relationship with their self.
Therapy helps us find a way to live in the world authentically and wholeheartedly. Are you looking for ways to alleviate negative thinking, behaviors or beliefs? Would you like to learn your personal boundaries and implement changes to empower yourself in relationships? Counseling offers an opportunity to learn positive ways to respond to life's challenges, to understand and change self-defeating behavior patterns and build a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life. Everyone has the potential to improve, make positive changes, and deepen their relationship with their self.
(206) 800-6079 View (206) 800-6079
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Nick Mabbutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
Hello! Welcome to my profile. My name is Nick Mabbutt, I help children, ages (7-18), individuals, and families navigate a wide range of mental health challenges. Is your child exhibiting challenging behaviors? Emotional Struggles? Difficulty getting to grasp with active/new diagnoses? Is your family struggling to connect? Stuck in difficult patterns? Behavior is communication. Through therapy we may begin to work through these challenges and begin the journey of building a more empowered and connected lived experience for you, your child, and your family.
Hello! Welcome to my profile. My name is Nick Mabbutt, I help children, ages (7-18), individuals, and families navigate a wide range of mental health challenges. Is your child exhibiting challenging behaviors? Emotional Struggles? Difficulty getting to grasp with active/new diagnoses? Is your family struggling to connect? Stuck in difficult patterns? Behavior is communication. Through therapy we may begin to work through these challenges and begin the journey of building a more empowered and connected lived experience for you, your child, and your family.
(360) 657-9399 View (360) 657-9399
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Callie Houk
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Deming, WA 98244  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Life is a journey with its highs and lows, and acknowledging your need for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I'm optimistic that, together, we can uncover the most effective ways to address your specific needs. I believe you are the authority on your own life, and my goal is to help you gain a profound understanding of the connection between yourself, your mind/body connection, and your relationships. Active participation and openness are key to successful therapy—a transformative journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Welcome! Life is a journey with its highs and lows, and acknowledging your need for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I'm optimistic that, together, we can uncover the most effective ways to address your specific needs. I believe you are the authority on your own life, and my goal is to help you gain a profound understanding of the connection between yourself, your mind/body connection, and your relationships. Active participation and openness are key to successful therapy—a transformative journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(206) 672-7610 View (206) 672-7610
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Sears Taylor
Counselor, MA, MBA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
I’m very experienced with trauma and can resolve its effects very quickly I also am very effective with addiction problems
I’m very experienced with trauma and can resolve its effects very quickly I also am very effective with addiction problems
(360) 526-0074 View (360) 526-0074
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Joseph Gottfried
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Does your spirit feel bogged down by painful feelings and relationships? Would you like to bring your spirituality to counseling as a simpler, easier way to become freer and happier? I offer a safe place for you to talk and be heard and a way for you to change painful patterns from the inside out. Through powerful yet gentle methods alongside inner prayer/intention, you can resolve the root causes of personal problems like troubled relationships, anxiety, loss, depression, chronic pain/illness, lack of purpose, trauma, spiritual confusion or abuse, and addiction.
Does your spirit feel bogged down by painful feelings and relationships? Would you like to bring your spirituality to counseling as a simpler, easier way to become freer and happier? I offer a safe place for you to talk and be heard and a way for you to change painful patterns from the inside out. Through powerful yet gentle methods alongside inner prayer/intention, you can resolve the root causes of personal problems like troubled relationships, anxiety, loss, depression, chronic pain/illness, lack of purpose, trauma, spiritual confusion or abuse, and addiction.
(360) 295-2870 View (360) 295-2870
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Melissa Claire FitzGerald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
The clients I seek to work with are couples, families, and adult individuals who are open to the challenging process of personal growth. People who seek to deepen connections, expand knowledge beyond what you think you know, and have the capacity for curiosity. Clients who seek to experience emotions authentically in the therapy setting and between sessions make the most progress and live more satisfying and peaceful lives. I am a Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
The clients I seek to work with are couples, families, and adult individuals who are open to the challenging process of personal growth. People who seek to deepen connections, expand knowledge beyond what you think you know, and have the capacity for curiosity. Clients who seek to experience emotions authentically in the therapy setting and between sessions make the most progress and live more satisfying and peaceful lives. I am a Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(360) 516-4450 View (360) 516-4450
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Maggie Metcalfe Counseling
Counselor, MA, VRC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Deming, WA 98244  (Online Only)
Do issues of life and health and work get in your way? Could you use some support to overcome mental health issues, identify your goals and challenges and to find a path forward? I provide inclusive therapy and specialize in working with neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, disability, youth and senior communities.
Do issues of life and health and work get in your way? Could you use some support to overcome mental health issues, identify your goals and challenges and to find a path forward? I provide inclusive therapy and specialize in working with neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, disability, youth and senior communities.
(425) 426-2789 View (425) 426-2789

Online Therapists

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Melina Joy Di Stefano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98119
Are you struggling to feel connected - to yourself, to your values, to others? Having a hard time letting go of old stories? I believe there are powerful forces that disconnect us from our truth - the forces of trauma, oppression, diet-culture, even our old ways of survival. In our work together we will center reconnection - to yourself, to your body and the wisdom contained within. I believe our relationships are strengthened when we commit to building trust in ourselves. We'll work together to identify patterns, your strengths and values and explore the impacts of culture, identity and family of origin.
Are you struggling to feel connected - to yourself, to your values, to others? Having a hard time letting go of old stories? I believe there are powerful forces that disconnect us from our truth - the forces of trauma, oppression, diet-culture, even our old ways of survival. In our work together we will center reconnection - to yourself, to your body and the wisdom contained within. I believe our relationships are strengthened when we commit to building trust in ourselves. We'll work together to identify patterns, your strengths and values and explore the impacts of culture, identity and family of origin.
(206) 279-4991 View (206) 279-4991
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Brianna Amador
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Renton, WA 98056  (Online Only)
My name is Brianna and I am a therapist in Washington State. Therapy is an opportunity to engage in self-exploration in a world that can commonly feel uncertain and grey. Let's face it, life can be confusing at times for everybody. No matter what age, it can be hard to manage life stressors and cope with daily challenges, which is why building a strong therapeutic relationship is so important. As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe space for you to build upon self-awareness in order to find the best version of you.
My name is Brianna and I am a therapist in Washington State. Therapy is an opportunity to engage in self-exploration in a world that can commonly feel uncertain and grey. Let's face it, life can be confusing at times for everybody. No matter what age, it can be hard to manage life stressors and cope with daily challenges, which is why building a strong therapeutic relationship is so important. As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe space for you to build upon self-awareness in order to find the best version of you.
(206) 590-3863 View (206) 590-3863
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Alex Wilder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Edgewood, WA 98371  (Online Only)
Are you tired of therapists starting their bios with rhetorical sentences? (I’ve always wanted to start my bio that way). I am energized by working with people who feel tired of the ‘usual’ therapy process, and I love supporting people in their process toward increasing their life and relationship satisfaction by learning (and relearning) effective skills. Often these tools are obscured by coping skills that have been successfully utilized for short-term survival and therefore turned into habits. I love working with families (including couples), and individuals who are willing to show up.
Are you tired of therapists starting their bios with rhetorical sentences? (I’ve always wanted to start my bio that way). I am energized by working with people who feel tired of the ‘usual’ therapy process, and I love supporting people in their process toward increasing their life and relationship satisfaction by learning (and relearning) effective skills. Often these tools are obscured by coping skills that have been successfully utilized for short-term survival and therefore turned into habits. I love working with families (including couples), and individuals who are willing to show up.
(253) 465-4762 View (253) 465-4762
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Leah Gardner
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
Three decades in private practice has reinforced my belief that much of our struggles are rooted in some of our earliest formative experiences. Our thoughts, emotions, perceptions and behaviors are largely shaped by impactful conditions and experiences. Patterns and strategies often become unconscious, automatic and at times destructive. This is often what brings us to therapy. My goal is to create a therapeutic relationship that allows doors to open through connection and compassion. My approach draws on many years of experience in the art of somatic based psychotherapies and depth oriented psychology.
Three decades in private practice has reinforced my belief that much of our struggles are rooted in some of our earliest formative experiences. Our thoughts, emotions, perceptions and behaviors are largely shaped by impactful conditions and experiences. Patterns and strategies often become unconscious, automatic and at times destructive. This is often what brings us to therapy. My goal is to create a therapeutic relationship that allows doors to open through connection and compassion. My approach draws on many years of experience in the art of somatic based psychotherapies and depth oriented psychology.
(206) 745-6187 View (206) 745-6187
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Samar Ayyub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCAISW, MEd, RYT-500
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I blend traditional, evidence-based practices with holistic practices, such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga (and a touch of humor!), to guide you on a path toward self-healing and understanding. I specialize in helping you manage feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety. I also provide executive function, self-regulation, and social skills support related to ADHD, autism, and other related challenges. Along with patient care, I work with parents and caretakers of children with disabilities to help them overcome everyday challenges, navigate the intricacies of special education, and discuss how to best support their child.
I blend traditional, evidence-based practices with holistic practices, such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga (and a touch of humor!), to guide you on a path toward self-healing and understanding. I specialize in helping you manage feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety. I also provide executive function, self-regulation, and social skills support related to ADHD, autism, and other related challenges. Along with patient care, I work with parents and caretakers of children with disabilities to help them overcome everyday challenges, navigate the intricacies of special education, and discuss how to best support their child.
(206) 483-0592 View (206) 483-0592
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Danielle Melton: Therapy for Women
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, AF EMDR
Verified Verified
Kirkland, WA 98034  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a safe place for all women to heal in the context of a caring, trusting therapeutic relationship. I work with a wide variety of individuals, including those struggling with the effects of motor vehicle accident, sexual assault, social rejection, attachment injuries, family of origin injuries, medical trauma, disturbing memories, phobias and more. I treat anxiety and depression. I regularly work with other helping professionals, such as counselors, nurses, and teachers, navigating their own trauma histories. I focus on stability and safety before beginning trauma work with all new clients.
I strive to provide a safe place for all women to heal in the context of a caring, trusting therapeutic relationship. I work with a wide variety of individuals, including those struggling with the effects of motor vehicle accident, sexual assault, social rejection, attachment injuries, family of origin injuries, medical trauma, disturbing memories, phobias and more. I treat anxiety and depression. I regularly work with other helping professionals, such as counselors, nurses, and teachers, navigating their own trauma histories. I focus on stability and safety before beginning trauma work with all new clients.
(425) 470-6583 View (425) 470-6583
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Erin Karcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Everyone is welcome in my office; I am honored to work with and witness folks from all walks of life. I specialize in working with queer and trans folks, especially those with neurodiversity, and people exploring and practicing non-monogamy. I'm passionate about identity development; discovering and vocalizing boundaries; and understanding how values change as we unpack internalized oppression and look at your life experiences. Therapy helps us gather an understanding of how the world views us, and reorient to stand up for our full selves.
Everyone is welcome in my office; I am honored to work with and witness folks from all walks of life. I specialize in working with queer and trans folks, especially those with neurodiversity, and people exploring and practicing non-monogamy. I'm passionate about identity development; discovering and vocalizing boundaries; and understanding how values change as we unpack internalized oppression and look at your life experiences. Therapy helps us gather an understanding of how the world views us, and reorient to stand up for our full selves.
(206) 483-1446 View (206) 483-1446
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Lisa Lopez
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Hi, I'm Lisa! I offer counseling for adults, families, teens, and children. Yes, counseling works, and you and your family can change through this process. I am great with kids and teens; it comes naturally to me. Adults appreciate my down-to-earth nature and ability to meet them where they're at. Counseling techniques I like to use: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI certified), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy (for children). I provide both traditional counseling and Christian counseling, upon request of the client.
Hi, I'm Lisa! I offer counseling for adults, families, teens, and children. Yes, counseling works, and you and your family can change through this process. I am great with kids and teens; it comes naturally to me. Adults appreciate my down-to-earth nature and ability to meet them where they're at. Counseling techniques I like to use: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI certified), Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy (for children). I provide both traditional counseling and Christian counseling, upon request of the client.
(425) 358-4901 View (425) 358-4901
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Amit Kumar
Verified Verified
Redmond, WA 98052
I can help. Need to get along better with someone? ...to improve your outlook on life? I can guide you. I can help you understand yourself, and help renew your own personal strategies. I provide life coaching, career coaching, and group (relationship) coaching. In person sessions are preferred, at my office or yours!
I can help. Need to get along better with someone? ...to improve your outlook on life? I can guide you. I can help you understand yourself, and help renew your own personal strategies. I provide life coaching, career coaching, and group (relationship) coaching. In person sessions are preferred, at my office or yours!
(425) 475-3128 View (425) 475-3128
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Candace Raine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auburn, WA 98001  (Online Only)
Candace is passionate about providing a patient-centric approach within a therapeutic relationship and has experience with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Executive Functioning Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, and interpersonal and assertive communication training.
Candace is passionate about providing a patient-centric approach within a therapeutic relationship and has experience with Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Executive Functioning Training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, and interpersonal and assertive communication training.
(307) 392-2131 View (307) 392-2131

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Number of Therapists in Acme, WA

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Therapists in Acme, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief
100% Parenting

Average years in practice

38 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Premera
100% Regence

How Therapists in Acme, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Acme?

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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.