Therapists in Issaquah, WA

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Debbie Bayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDP, CSAT, CPTT, CIP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
I bring a unique and valuable set of skills. My expertise lies in understanding and addressing the intricate dynamics within interpersonal relationships while also recognizing the impact of addiction on individuals and couples. With my background in addiction, I am well-versed in the challenges individuals face when trying to overcome substance abuse or behavioral addictions. This knowledge enables me to tailor your therapeutic interventions to address the specific issues related to addiction within the context of relationships. I have received training in relational life therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and models of counseling.
I bring a unique and valuable set of skills. My expertise lies in understanding and addressing the intricate dynamics within interpersonal relationships while also recognizing the impact of addiction on individuals and couples. With my background in addiction, I am well-versed in the challenges individuals face when trying to overcome substance abuse or behavioral addictions. This knowledge enables me to tailor your therapeutic interventions to address the specific issues related to addiction within the context of relationships. I have received training in relational life therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and models of counseling.
(425) 441-3351 View (425) 441-3351
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Piper Wilson
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe our minds and bodies are often trying to communicate unheard needs, which can be overlooked within busy day to day responsibilities and schedules. I view therapy as an opportunity we provide ourselves to slow down and create that space, tap into our intuition, and learn how to care for ourselves in new ways. I consider a contextual view of each person’s unique identities and challenges to be essential to a therapeutic space. My practice is always multiculturally conscientious and I have experience working with individuals from many different intersecting backgrounds.
I believe our minds and bodies are often trying to communicate unheard needs, which can be overlooked within busy day to day responsibilities and schedules. I view therapy as an opportunity we provide ourselves to slow down and create that space, tap into our intuition, and learn how to care for ourselves in new ways. I consider a contextual view of each person’s unique identities and challenges to be essential to a therapeutic space. My practice is always multiculturally conscientious and I have experience working with individuals from many different intersecting backgrounds.
(425) 728-6962 View (425) 728-6962
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Kristin Olson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist who focuses on working with children of all ages and their families. I particularly enjoy working with children birth through five as well as teenagers, which means I also work closely with caregivers. I spend the first session getting to know the child and family in order to work with the family to determine the type of treatment that best suits their needs.
I am a clinical psychologist who focuses on working with children of all ages and their families. I particularly enjoy working with children birth through five as well as teenagers, which means I also work closely with caregivers. I spend the first session getting to know the child and family in order to work with the family to determine the type of treatment that best suits their needs.
(206) 984-4830 View (206) 984-4830
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Robin Custer - Anxiety And Anger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98029  (Online Only)
Do you feel scared, angry, tired, and ashamed holding your real self hidden, wondering if you'll ever feel truly loved and comfortable in your skin? If you are struggling with past chaos, trauma, abuse, or dysfunction I will help you overcome your history. I provide a safe, supportive environment to help you heal, let go of fear and defensiveness, and learn how to love with confidence. I work with "nice girls" and "angry women," to uncover your needs and teach you how how to get them met.
Do you feel scared, angry, tired, and ashamed holding your real self hidden, wondering if you'll ever feel truly loved and comfortable in your skin? If you are struggling with past chaos, trauma, abuse, or dysfunction I will help you overcome your history. I provide a safe, supportive environment to help you heal, let go of fear and defensiveness, and learn how to love with confidence. I work with "nice girls" and "angry women," to uncover your needs and teach you how how to get them met.
(206) 965-8920 View (206) 965-8920
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Karem Diaz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
I specialize in treating a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, I assist individuals with adjustment to life changes, personality concerns, and multicultural issues. My approach is grounded in culturally sensitive therapeutic strategies, which I’ve honed over more than two decades of clinical work with culturally diverse adults, young adults, and new parents.
I specialize in treating a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, I assist individuals with adjustment to life changes, personality concerns, and multicultural issues. My approach is grounded in culturally sensitive therapeutic strategies, which I’ve honed over more than two decades of clinical work with culturally diverse adults, young adults, and new parents.
(206) 222-7044 View (206) 222-7044
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Rashida Ballard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CDE
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
My goal is to provide support and guide those who are ready to take the journey of a life well lived. I work with adolescents and adults facing an array of concerns including: ADHD, anxiety, chronic illness, communication barriers, compassion fatigue, depression, grief and loss, imposter syndrome, personal goals and development, professional growth, PTSD, racial identity issues, relationship challenges, self-esteem, spirituality/energy and various forms of trauma. You will be the driving force throughout our time together and with commitment and consistency, I believe you will achieve everything you hope and envision for yourself.
My goal is to provide support and guide those who are ready to take the journey of a life well lived. I work with adolescents and adults facing an array of concerns including: ADHD, anxiety, chronic illness, communication barriers, compassion fatigue, depression, grief and loss, imposter syndrome, personal goals and development, professional growth, PTSD, racial identity issues, relationship challenges, self-esteem, spirituality/energy and various forms of trauma. You will be the driving force throughout our time together and with commitment and consistency, I believe you will achieve everything you hope and envision for yourself.
(425) 386-7991 View (425) 386-7991
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Eastside Professional Counseling Services, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029  (Online Only)
Everyone needs help sometimes. When it feels like circumstances and life-pressures are causing you to feel sad, hopeless, stuck, and/or afraid, counseling may help you regain emotional traction and move through the challenges of your life. I believe every person has great internal resources/strengths to uncover or discover solutions for life..I specialize in helping couples/families/individuals improve their relationships and also those who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, self-worth, divorce, blended-families, healing from infidelity, parenting, and many other individual and relationship issues. I work from a variety of theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Gottman Relationship Therapy.
Everyone needs help sometimes. When it feels like circumstances and life-pressures are causing you to feel sad, hopeless, stuck, and/or afraid, counseling may help you regain emotional traction and move through the challenges of your life. I believe every person has great internal resources/strengths to uncover or discover solutions for life..I specialize in helping couples/families/individuals improve their relationships and also those who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, self-worth, divorce, blended-families, healing from infidelity, parenting, and many other individual and relationship issues. I work from a variety of theories, including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Gottman Relationship Therapy.
(425) 358-4548 View (425) 358-4548
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Allison M McGee
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
I primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) where the focus is goal oriented and takes a hands on practical approach to problem solving. I also incorporate experiential and movement therapies whenever possible, helping children and adults learn about themselves and their capabilities through physical movement and fun activities. My goal is to guide and support her clients as they navigate through this journey of self-exploration and empower children and families with tools to succeed in meeting their identified goals.
I primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) where the focus is goal oriented and takes a hands on practical approach to problem solving. I also incorporate experiential and movement therapies whenever possible, helping children and adults learn about themselves and their capabilities through physical movement and fun activities. My goal is to guide and support her clients as they navigate through this journey of self-exploration and empower children and families with tools to succeed in meeting their identified goals.
(425) 657-3719 View (425) 657-3719
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Valerie Walser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach "‹My approach is collaborative. I believe in working together with clients to create a strong therapeutic alliance to help achieve desired therapeutic goals. I enjoy working with children (as young as 6), adolescents, adults, and families struggling with navigating life transitions, including the transition to adolescence, the transition to parenthood, as well as parent coaching. My background also includes helping adolescents with social skills and peer relationships.
Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach "‹My approach is collaborative. I believe in working together with clients to create a strong therapeutic alliance to help achieve desired therapeutic goals. I enjoy working with children (as young as 6), adolescents, adults, and families struggling with navigating life transitions, including the transition to adolescence, the transition to parenthood, as well as parent coaching. My background also includes helping adolescents with social skills and peer relationships.
(425) 368-3911 View (425) 368-3911
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Joseph Kalita - Centered Mind Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
Having spent significant time on “the other side of the chair” with both helpful and harmful experiences, I care deeply about others’ experiences with therapists and counselors. I understand the discomfort that can come from asking for help, and I aim to alleviate that by moving slowly and welcoming you however you need to be in the counseling room.
Having spent significant time on “the other side of the chair” with both helpful and harmful experiences, I care deeply about others’ experiences with therapists and counselors. I understand the discomfort that can come from asking for help, and I aim to alleviate that by moving slowly and welcoming you however you need to be in the counseling room.
(425) 269-3277 View (425) 269-3277
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Michelle Furtado
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
Whether you are seeking therapy due to understanding a relationship, trying to manage a life transition or develop new coping skills, my work with clients focuses on helping you get to know yourself better so you are equip to navigate life’s challenges. Together we will focus on identifying your values and how to live those out.
Whether you are seeking therapy due to understanding a relationship, trying to manage a life transition or develop new coping skills, my work with clients focuses on helping you get to know yourself better so you are equip to navigate life’s challenges. Together we will focus on identifying your values and how to live those out.
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Haley Hinkle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
Have you drawn your last straw? I work with couples in distress regarding sexual issues, chronic conflict, and diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD. My focus in couple therapy is to understand and give space to even the ugliest parts of you and your partner that have been preventing the connection you once felt. As we contextualize parts and patterns in your experience, we can uncover the stuck-ness that is keeping you from feeling the satisfaction and safety you seek. While I see many wonderful, burned-out mothers and wives, I also have extensive experience with courageous men who also enter the "feeling" space.
Have you drawn your last straw? I work with couples in distress regarding sexual issues, chronic conflict, and diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD. My focus in couple therapy is to understand and give space to even the ugliest parts of you and your partner that have been preventing the connection you once felt. As we contextualize parts and patterns in your experience, we can uncover the stuck-ness that is keeping you from feeling the satisfaction and safety you seek. While I see many wonderful, burned-out mothers and wives, I also have extensive experience with courageous men who also enter the "feeling" space.
(425) 470-6192 View (425) 470-6192
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Cheryl A Gingerelli
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98029  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Parents of children with special needs and learning differences need support, advocacy, and connection. While single parents face overwhelming challenges alone, relationships also suffer as the family is impacted financially, emotionally, and socially, and the roles of husband and wife change. Family life can be overcome by the needs of the child; care for parents is critical as the needs of the child change and stages of development impact parental roles, quality of life, and family dynamics. Identifying and addressing concerns and problem areas early on increases the likelihood that they will be managed successfully.
Parents of children with special needs and learning differences need support, advocacy, and connection. While single parents face overwhelming challenges alone, relationships also suffer as the family is impacted financially, emotionally, and socially, and the roles of husband and wife change. Family life can be overcome by the needs of the child; care for parents is critical as the needs of the child change and stages of development impact parental roles, quality of life, and family dynamics. Identifying and addressing concerns and problem areas early on increases the likelihood that they will be managed successfully.
(425) 651-6750 View (425) 651-6750
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Brigitte Arnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
The fact that you are reading this shows that you are taking the first step toward healing. Finding a therapist to walk with you during a difficult time can be challenging and identifying a therapist that “fits right” is just as important as the journey itself. You may be struggling with a big life change, broken relationship, parenting challenges, health problems, anxiety/depression or marital distress among many other issues. You are ready to do the work needed to live a balanced and fulfilling life. It is my honor to hold space with you as you journey toward resolution and restored health.
The fact that you are reading this shows that you are taking the first step toward healing. Finding a therapist to walk with you during a difficult time can be challenging and identifying a therapist that “fits right” is just as important as the journey itself. You may be struggling with a big life change, broken relationship, parenting challenges, health problems, anxiety/depression or marital distress among many other issues. You are ready to do the work needed to live a balanced and fulfilling life. It is my honor to hold space with you as you journey toward resolution and restored health.
(253) 364-6806 View (253) 364-6806
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Hope's Harbor Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Heather's background in developmental approaches gives her an interest in working with clients of school age and above, and of differing cultural backgrounds. She has extensive training in mindfulness approaches, and uses a present-centered approach, combining it with strengths-building techniques. Heather specializes in working with those who struggle with PTSD, complex PTSD, anxiety, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and depression, among other mental health struggles. Heather is LGBTQIA+ -affirming.
Heather's background in developmental approaches gives her an interest in working with clients of school age and above, and of differing cultural backgrounds. She has extensive training in mindfulness approaches, and uses a present-centered approach, combining it with strengths-building techniques. Heather specializes in working with those who struggle with PTSD, complex PTSD, anxiety, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and depression, among other mental health struggles. Heather is LGBTQIA+ -affirming.
(425) 585-2378 View (425) 585-2378
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Neupathway (Brittani Morris)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Brittani Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience as an educator, published author, mental health therapist and professional coach. Dedicated to working with adults using a person-centered approach, Brittani provides tailored treatment that helps to support specific needs and goals utilizing evidence-based models and culturally sensitive interventions. Within treatment she has had success supporting clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, career difficulties, and stress related disorders.
Brittani Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience as an educator, published author, mental health therapist and professional coach. Dedicated to working with adults using a person-centered approach, Brittani provides tailored treatment that helps to support specific needs and goals utilizing evidence-based models and culturally sensitive interventions. Within treatment she has had success supporting clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, career difficulties, and stress related disorders.
(425) 842-0946 View (425) 842-0946
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Anthea Kwan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients (adults, teens & couples) If you are feeling distressed with tangled emotions on top of dealing with life chaos, I believe you can find peace. Anxiety, depression, and disconnect from our loved ones can bring out parts of us that we may find incongruent to who we want to be. I help individuals and couples find clarity, connection, and authenticity through empathy and a client-centered perspective. Through therapy, you can learn how to untangle messy feelings and live life purposefully.
Now accepting new clients (adults, teens & couples) If you are feeling distressed with tangled emotions on top of dealing with life chaos, I believe you can find peace. Anxiety, depression, and disconnect from our loved ones can bring out parts of us that we may find incongruent to who we want to be. I help individuals and couples find clarity, connection, and authenticity through empathy and a client-centered perspective. Through therapy, you can learn how to untangle messy feelings and live life purposefully.
(425) 842-1437 View (425) 842-1437
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Karin Ballantyne, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029  (Online Only)
My practice is largely focused on family members who have been impacted by divorce or separation of parents and in particular, families who have been designated as high conflict. I offer parent coaching for parents with children of any age and post decree Parent Coordination/Case Management services. I offer skills training in areas such as Managing Emotions and Flexible Thinking (for advanced problem solving). Since 2001, I am able to provide coaching in communications with an ex-partner or spouse in order to decrease conflict.
My practice is largely focused on family members who have been impacted by divorce or separation of parents and in particular, families who have been designated as high conflict. I offer parent coaching for parents with children of any age and post decree Parent Coordination/Case Management services. I offer skills training in areas such as Managing Emotions and Flexible Thinking (for advanced problem solving). Since 2001, I am able to provide coaching in communications with an ex-partner or spouse in order to decrease conflict.
(206) 899-0065 View (206) 899-0065
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Lauren Parsons
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please contact me to get on my waitlist! I offer counseling services for adolescents (12+) and adults. My counseling approach focuses on creating a collaborative and genuine experience, where clients can safely explore and reach their goals. I support clients struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, grief and trauma, life adjustments and changes, career transitions and relationship issues.
Please contact me to get on my waitlist! I offer counseling services for adolescents (12+) and adults. My counseling approach focuses on creating a collaborative and genuine experience, where clients can safely explore and reach their goals. I support clients struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, grief and trauma, life adjustments and changes, career transitions and relationship issues.
(206) 222-1208 View (206) 222-1208
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Yaffa Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. my approach is patient-centered care with a focus on helping clients draw on their strengths and life experiences to make desired changes in their lives. Under the right condition, daily challenges stress and strain our coping skills triggering emotional responses . These challenges impact our personal and professional lives leaving us with opportunities to open new doors and grow resilience and emotional fortitude. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at and experience changes.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. my approach is patient-centered care with a focus on helping clients draw on their strengths and life experiences to make desired changes in their lives. Under the right condition, daily challenges stress and strain our coping skills triggering emotional responses . These challenges impact our personal and professional lives leaving us with opportunities to open new doors and grow resilience and emotional fortitude. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at and experience changes.
(425) 428-5817 View (425) 428-5817

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Issaquah, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Issaquah, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Premera
68% Regence
62% Aetna

How Therapists in Issaquah, WA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Issaquah?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.