Therapists in Torrington, WY

Photo of Sarah J Bakura, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah J Bakura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Torrington, WY 82240
Are you struggling with understanding why your emotions are so extreme or how your anxiety is controlling your life? Are you seeing yourself partaking in risky behaviors and do not understand why certain situations are happening to you? Have you notice your using an addiction to manage your mood, sleep, or other stressful situation in your life? Are you struggling with communication in your relationship and being assertive. These types of concerns can stem from many different situations that have occurred in your life and we can work through them and build your goals to help you live a more production and fulfilling life for you.
Are you struggling with understanding why your emotions are so extreme or how your anxiety is controlling your life? Are you seeing yourself partaking in risky behaviors and do not understand why certain situations are happening to you? Have you notice your using an addiction to manage your mood, sleep, or other stressful situation in your life? Are you struggling with communication in your relationship and being assertive. These types of concerns can stem from many different situations that have occurred in your life and we can work through them and build your goals to help you live a more production and fulfilling life for you.
(307) 337-9813 View (307) 337-9813
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Jeanette Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PCSW
Verified Verified
Torrington, WY 82240  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
Hello fellow traveler! This life is a journey and everyone’s path is uniquely their own. But one thing we all have in common is that as soon as we think we have our path perfectly planned, we find ourselves off balanced, nudged, even pushed in a different direction. Utilizing cultural sensitivity, empathy and the best evidence based practices, it is my goal to help you discover your inner strengths and resiliency so you can navigate the difficulties and challenges in life with grace and self assurance. Searching for someone to assist you was the first brave step toward transforming your life and blazing new trails.
(307) 312-2571 View (307) 312-2571
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Brain Advancement Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, NCSP, LPC, LCSW, MFT
Verified Verified
Torrington, WY 82240
BAC offers services to people ages 3-99. We have counselors trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, DBT and play therapy. We are also one of the only organizations in Wyoming offering executive training options through a combination of behavior therapy, games, and neurofeedback to decrease the negative symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries, Autism, and ADHD.
BAC offers services to people ages 3-99. We have counselors trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, DBT and play therapy. We are also one of the only organizations in Wyoming offering executive training options through a combination of behavior therapy, games, and neurofeedback to decrease the negative symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries, Autism, and ADHD.
(307) 414-8774 View (307) 414-8774
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Michelle Gonyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrington, WY 82240  (Online Only)
Are you looking to improve your overall well-being? If you're feeling stuck, stressed out, depressed, or anxious, there is likely an underlying reason for it. We will work together to gain insight into the contributing factors that are creating these every day challenges and develop an action plan that can lead to positive change and greater life satisfaction. We will identify strategies and skills to improve your spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional health. Life can be hard, with difficulties along the way, but we are capable of healing, and growing even stronger.
Are you looking to improve your overall well-being? If you're feeling stuck, stressed out, depressed, or anxious, there is likely an underlying reason for it. We will work together to gain insight into the contributing factors that are creating these every day challenges and develop an action plan that can lead to positive change and greater life satisfaction. We will identify strategies and skills to improve your spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional health. Life can be hard, with difficulties along the way, but we are capable of healing, and growing even stronger.
(307) 243-4232 View (307) 243-4232

Online Therapists

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Jamie A French
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laramie, WY 82070
Working through mental health challenges can be scary and lonely, but I know how much life can change for the better when you get the support you need and take those important steps towards finding peace. Having a counselor that not only listens, but is honest, empathetic, and understanding is important to finding the right mental health professional. You are special and unique which means that I will not use a “cookie-cutter” type technique but rather one that is designed specifically for you, your personality and style, and the most straightforward approach to meeting your goals.
Working through mental health challenges can be scary and lonely, but I know how much life can change for the better when you get the support you need and take those important steps towards finding peace. Having a counselor that not only listens, but is honest, empathetic, and understanding is important to finding the right mental health professional. You are special and unique which means that I will not use a “cookie-cutter” type technique but rather one that is designed specifically for you, your personality and style, and the most straightforward approach to meeting your goals.
(307) 288-3791 View (307) 288-3791
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Joyce L Graham, MS,LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Are you looking to find more Joy in your life? Need help with relationship issues?An award winning counselor, best selling author and Martial Arts instructor may help you to reach your desired goals. Clients express they enjoy my compassionate empathic approach to counseling. I create a safe and non-judgemental space in my office or online with Zoom. I help with relationship issues, stress, life transitions, trauma and more. As an experienced counselor I offer inspiration and insight to help identify the obstacles that prevent my clients from living their best lives. I encorporate a wide range of the latest techniques.
Are you looking to find more Joy in your life? Need help with relationship issues?An award winning counselor, best selling author and Martial Arts instructor may help you to reach your desired goals. Clients express they enjoy my compassionate empathic approach to counseling. I create a safe and non-judgemental space in my office or online with Zoom. I help with relationship issues, stress, life transitions, trauma and more. As an experienced counselor I offer inspiration and insight to help identify the obstacles that prevent my clients from living their best lives. I encorporate a wide range of the latest techniques.
(307) 466-1206 View (307) 466-1206
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Tristin C Lee, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
We all face challenges in our lives. If you find yourself searching for a therapist that might be right for you, then you're actively taking the first step toward creating the life you hope to live. Please know that you don't have to do this alone. A skilled, compassionate therapist can help you navigate whatever changes or challenges you're facing. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, trauma, grief, oppositional/conduct disorders and specialize in working with adolescents. I believe that trust and a strong partnership between client and counselor is the foundation of all successful therapy.
We all face challenges in our lives. If you find yourself searching for a therapist that might be right for you, then you're actively taking the first step toward creating the life you hope to live. Please know that you don't have to do this alone. A skilled, compassionate therapist can help you navigate whatever changes or challenges you're facing. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, trauma, grief, oppositional/conduct disorders and specialize in working with adolescents. I believe that trust and a strong partnership between client and counselor is the foundation of all successful therapy.
(307) 317-1411 View (307) 317-1411
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Amy Bobiney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Welcome! I am glad you made this important step in your journey of personal growth. Individuals can grow and change when they invest their time, have support and obtain tools. Whether your goal is to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better about yourself, a therapeutic relationship can help meet your goal. I would like to join you on your journey as an advocate, partner and guide. My passion is to care, encourage and empower the individuals I work with. I built my practice around the principles of non-judgement, self-determination, self-compassion and insight.
Welcome! I am glad you made this important step in your journey of personal growth. Individuals can grow and change when they invest their time, have support and obtain tools. Whether your goal is to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better about yourself, a therapeutic relationship can help meet your goal. I would like to join you on your journey as an advocate, partner and guide. My passion is to care, encourage and empower the individuals I work with. I built my practice around the principles of non-judgement, self-determination, self-compassion and insight.
(307) 216-2520 View (307) 216-2520
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Phil Hartwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cheyenne, WY 82009
As humans, we are always changing. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are ready to take charge of their own change; those who want to ensure that they are getting closer to the best version of themselves. Too often, we feel that the world has taken control over us, and our story is being written for us. However, I do not believe that this has to be the case; you CAN take back your life, and I am excited to partner with you on that journey!
As humans, we are always changing. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are ready to take charge of their own change; those who want to ensure that they are getting closer to the best version of themselves. Too often, we feel that the world has taken control over us, and our story is being written for us. However, I do not believe that this has to be the case; you CAN take back your life, and I am excited to partner with you on that journey!
(970) 425-8441 View (970) 425-8441
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Mary J Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAT
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Welcome! I enjoy working with couples, families, men, women, teens, and children. My specialties include trauma, communication/conflict, EMDR, mediation, play therapy, and addictions. My office is safe and confidential, a place to work through difficult times and situations.
Welcome! I enjoy working with couples, families, men, women, teens, and children. My specialties include trauma, communication/conflict, EMDR, mediation, play therapy, and addictions. My office is safe and confidential, a place to work through difficult times and situations.
(307) 241-4619 View (307) 241-4619
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Jessica Jaycox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Hello! My name is Jessica Jaycox, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wyoming. I truly believe that you are the expert in your life and that my role is to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I have experience working with a variety of areas including addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and body image and self-esteem. I work with a wide variety of clients including children through adults. I enjoy working with littles as well as with teenagers.
Hello! My name is Jessica Jaycox, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wyoming. I truly believe that you are the expert in your life and that my role is to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I have experience working with a variety of areas including addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and body image and self-esteem. I work with a wide variety of clients including children through adults. I enjoy working with littles as well as with teenagers.
(307) 219-5634 View (307) 219-5634
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Aaron David Ashear
Pre-Licensed Professional, PPC
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
I'm a provisionally licensed counselor under the supervision of Dr. Anne Fitzgerald at Centerpoint Counseling of Laramie. I aim to provide a safe environment for you to process life events, stressors, and challenges that prevent you from fully flourishing in life. In me, you will find a supportive, non-judgemental partner. Together, we will help you develop greater clarity and hope in the areas you deem important. My work focuses on anxiety, motivation, depression, attachment & relationships, masculinity, LGBTQ issues, and general decision making. I accept clients from all backgrounds and walks of life.
I'm a provisionally licensed counselor under the supervision of Dr. Anne Fitzgerald at Centerpoint Counseling of Laramie. I aim to provide a safe environment for you to process life events, stressors, and challenges that prevent you from fully flourishing in life. In me, you will find a supportive, non-judgemental partner. Together, we will help you develop greater clarity and hope in the areas you deem important. My work focuses on anxiety, motivation, depression, attachment & relationships, masculinity, LGBTQ issues, and general decision making. I accept clients from all backgrounds and walks of life.
(307) 227-2963 View (307) 227-2963
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Mary Beth Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing person-centered and trauma-informed care for individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients heal and develop more effective and adaptive behavior for a more fulfilling life. Clients are helped to learn and use positive, effective coping skills and to develop the motivation to reach their greatest potential. I take into account dealing with life challenges, as well at being at different stages of readiness and change. Clients are helped to move forward at their ideal pace.
I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing person-centered and trauma-informed care for individuals, couples and families. I endeavor to help clients heal and develop more effective and adaptive behavior for a more fulfilling life. Clients are helped to learn and use positive, effective coping skills and to develop the motivation to reach their greatest potential. I take into account dealing with life challenges, as well at being at different stages of readiness and change. Clients are helped to move forward at their ideal pace.
(307) 317-2391 View (307) 317-2391
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Martha L Nesslinger
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laramie, WY 82070
I have been a counseling professional for over 30 years and offer a broad background of knowledge to assist individuals and families in their efforts to lead powerful lives. I believe in the wellness of every human being. I enjoy helping others find their strengths and live with a sense of balance and purpose. Clients who are willing to truly to take risks, develop new patterns of thinking and create really lasting outcomes for themselves do well in my practice. I also assist families in crisis and change. I approach these situations with creative ideas and positive support.
I have been a counseling professional for over 30 years and offer a broad background of knowledge to assist individuals and families in their efforts to lead powerful lives. I believe in the wellness of every human being. I enjoy helping others find their strengths and live with a sense of balance and purpose. Clients who are willing to truly to take risks, develop new patterns of thinking and create really lasting outcomes for themselves do well in my practice. I also assist families in crisis and change. I approach these situations with creative ideas and positive support.
(307) 877-7493 View (307) 877-7493
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Trevor C. Pederson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyaD, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
There are generally two types of therapy. In the first type, the therapist tries to help distract you from your irrational feelings, desires, or thoughts. In the second type, the therapist recognizes that you didn't always have these issues and that they arose at specific times in your past. The aim is to trace your present problems back to their past roots and pull out the weed. Intuitive people often have a sense for how they haven't been the same since a bad break up, an accident, a social humiliation, the death of a loved one, or since they made a bad decision.
There are generally two types of therapy. In the first type, the therapist tries to help distract you from your irrational feelings, desires, or thoughts. In the second type, the therapist recognizes that you didn't always have these issues and that they arose at specific times in your past. The aim is to trace your present problems back to their past roots and pull out the weed. Intuitive people often have a sense for how they haven't been the same since a bad break up, an accident, a social humiliation, the death of a loved one, or since they made a bad decision.
(307) 288-5275 View (307) 288-5275
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Stephanie Kettl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Stephanie Kettl was born and raised in Casper, WY. She attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies and a Minor in Sociology and then in 2005 she earned a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education. She moved to Aurora, where she was a Treatment Coordinator at Excelsior Youth Center, treating severely at risk adolescent females from around the country. While at Excelsior, she facilitated individual, group, family therapy, along with canine and equine therapy groups. She has also completed Level I and Level II EMDR training.
Stephanie Kettl was born and raised in Casper, WY. She attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies and a Minor in Sociology and then in 2005 she earned a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education. She moved to Aurora, where she was a Treatment Coordinator at Excelsior Youth Center, treating severely at risk adolescent females from around the country. While at Excelsior, she facilitated individual, group, family therapy, along with canine and equine therapy groups. She has also completed Level I and Level II EMDR training.
(307) 224-7386 View (307) 224-7386
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Caring for You Counseling & Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, Psychol
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82072
Welcome! I have had the privilege of joining people of all ages, genders and ethnicity on their personal journeys in life. It would be my honor to be asked to be a part of this walk with you. If you are inquisitive, ready and willing to look at your life, your thoughts, choices and actions and make steps forward, then I am the person for you. I work with individuals, and couples and have a great deal of experience with men's and women's issues. I am grateful, caring, mindful, supportive, soulful, kind, compassionate and strong.
Welcome! I have had the privilege of joining people of all ages, genders and ethnicity on their personal journeys in life. It would be my honor to be asked to be a part of this walk with you. If you are inquisitive, ready and willing to look at your life, your thoughts, choices and actions and make steps forward, then I am the person for you. I work with individuals, and couples and have a great deal of experience with men's and women's issues. I am grateful, caring, mindful, supportive, soulful, kind, compassionate and strong.
(307) 241-3136 View (307) 241-3136
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Ashton Herrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheyenne, WY 82001
I absolutely love helping others and I have a passion for supporting others where they are currently at. Everyone experiences difficulties in life at some point in time and all individuals deserve to be able to build a trusting relationship with another in which they can feel safe and secure and know that they can be heard in a confidential setting.
I absolutely love helping others and I have a passion for supporting others where they are currently at. Everyone experiences difficulties in life at some point in time and all individuals deserve to be able to build a trusting relationship with another in which they can feel safe and secure and know that they can be heard in a confidential setting.
(307) 317-2440 View (307) 317-2440
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Karen E Robertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, BC-TMH, LPC 388
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82070
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples and families. I have extensive work with grief, trauma, adolescent issues, communication, co-dependency, domestic violence, and women's issues. The ideal client is ready to work hard in counseling sessions as well as outside the sessions. It seems that insight evolves often during the time between sessions when given the opportunity.
I work with individuals, couples and families. I have extensive work with grief, trauma, adolescent issues, communication, co-dependency, domestic violence, and women's issues. The ideal client is ready to work hard in counseling sessions as well as outside the sessions. It seems that insight evolves often during the time between sessions when given the opportunity.
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Keileigh Yeend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Laramie, WY 82072
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for helping others began at a young age as I experienced working with many wonderful counselors. Since that time I have found a variety of ways to continue in the helping field, I know each stage of life comes with unique challenges, changes and growth. I have worked with individuals from age 10 through 90+ in many settings. I have experience with depression, anxiety, anger, major life changes, relationship issues, end of life care, transition care, those involved in the criminal justice system, compassion fatigue, and with first-responders.
My passion for helping others began at a young age as I experienced working with many wonderful counselors. Since that time I have found a variety of ways to continue in the helping field, I know each stage of life comes with unique challenges, changes and growth. I have worked with individuals from age 10 through 90+ in many settings. I have experience with depression, anxiety, anger, major life changes, relationship issues, end of life care, transition care, those involved in the criminal justice system, compassion fatigue, and with first-responders.
(307) 209-3241 View (307) 209-3241

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Torrington, WY

< 10

Therapists in Torrington, WY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Divorce
75% Emotional Disturbance
75% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Torrington, WY see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Torrington?

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.