Therapists in 02921

Photo of Joseph M Pizzuti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Joseph M Pizzuti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
**UPDATED 3/24/23, Limited Openings** EMAIL is best form of communication for scheduling initial appointments. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist in the state of RI. I have been working in the human services field for over 15 years in a variety of settings; including private agencies, outpatient clinics, school departments, and hospital settings; while serving children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
**UPDATED 3/24/23, Limited Openings** EMAIL is best form of communication for scheduling initial appointments. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist in the state of RI. I have been working in the human services field for over 15 years in a variety of settings; including private agencies, outpatient clinics, school departments, and hospital settings; while serving children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
(401) 307-4108 View (401) 307-4108
Photo of Sarah Donfrancesco, Counselor in 02921, RI
Sarah Donfrancesco
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
The relationship between you and your therapist is a unique one, which cultivates the freedom to share any emotion, thought, or behavior, without fear of judgement. It is important to examine both the "why" behind our thoughts and behaviors, as well as how we can heal our inner or outer conflict, and move forward with improved insight, effective coping strategies, and a stronger sense of self. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, the bulk of my work so far has been with young adults and adolescents, though I often work with families and older adults as well.
The relationship between you and your therapist is a unique one, which cultivates the freedom to share any emotion, thought, or behavior, without fear of judgement. It is important to examine both the "why" behind our thoughts and behaviors, as well as how we can heal our inner or outer conflict, and move forward with improved insight, effective coping strategies, and a stronger sense of self. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, the bulk of my work so far has been with young adults and adolescents, though I often work with families and older adults as well.
(401) 208-0308 View (401) 208-0308
Photo of Kimberly Benchsky, Counselor in 02921, RI
Kimberly Benchsky
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life presents us with challenges that are too overwhelming to navigate on our own. This is when therapy may be helpful. Hello, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 10 years of experience working with children ages 2 years old through adulthood. I have extensive experience supporting individuals with anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, depression/postpartum depression, grief, trauma, social skills, coping skills, sibling conflict, family interactions, and sensory difficulties. I also have a specialty in assisting clients with autism spectrum disorders. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings.
Sometimes life presents us with challenges that are too overwhelming to navigate on our own. This is when therapy may be helpful. Hello, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 10 years of experience working with children ages 2 years old through adulthood. I have extensive experience supporting individuals with anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, depression/postpartum depression, grief, trauma, social skills, coping skills, sibling conflict, family interactions, and sensory difficulties. I also have a specialty in assisting clients with autism spectrum disorders. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings.
(401) 491-2402 View (401) 491-2402
Photo of Mackenzie Hardman, Marriage & Family Therapist in 02921, RI
Mackenzie Hardman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Positive change is attainable, and it starts with building safe and healthy connections. My goal as a therapist is to start by taking time in learning what makes you unique and how you'd like to grow. I aim to provide a welcoming and strengths-focused atmosphere to assist in building on the skills that you already have as well as work together to add some new tools and strategies.
Positive change is attainable, and it starts with building safe and healthy connections. My goal as a therapist is to start by taking time in learning what makes you unique and how you'd like to grow. I aim to provide a welcoming and strengths-focused atmosphere to assist in building on the skills that you already have as well as work together to add some new tools and strategies.
(401) 648-3152 View (401) 648-3152
Photo of Rosa G. Giron, Counselor in 02921, RI
Rosa G. Giron
Counselor, LMHC, LCDP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
As a Latinx therapist I take great care in developing a safe and collaborative relationship with my clients, as it is a key conductor towards healing, hope and change. Together we will identify systems that impact your well-being and use new and existing strengths to help you achieve your goals as you embark in the healing process. I would love to assist in navigating any perinatal concerns by empowering you with resources to help with transitional times in your life.
As a Latinx therapist I take great care in developing a safe and collaborative relationship with my clients, as it is a key conductor towards healing, hope and change. Together we will identify systems that impact your well-being and use new and existing strengths to help you achieve your goals as you embark in the healing process. I would love to assist in navigating any perinatal concerns by empowering you with resources to help with transitional times in your life.
(401) 312-4566 View (401) 312-4566
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Brianna Cooley
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
Hi, I am so glad you are here! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. Providing a safe space for you is a valuable part of the work I do with helping individuals in counseling express themselves. You may have been told many things about therapy and you will find that there is no right time to start therapy and no one-way therapy looks. It is a place created to come as you are and your mental health is a significant part of your overall well-being. My experience working with individuals across the lifespan of development has given me understanding, connection building, and a strengths-based approach to treatment.
Hi, I am so glad you are here! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. Providing a safe space for you is a valuable part of the work I do with helping individuals in counseling express themselves. You may have been told many things about therapy and you will find that there is no right time to start therapy and no one-way therapy looks. It is a place created to come as you are and your mental health is a significant part of your overall well-being. My experience working with individuals across the lifespan of development has given me understanding, connection building, and a strengths-based approach to treatment.
(401) 388-3342 View (401) 388-3342
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Olivia Moon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I know it's not easy asking for help and I am glad you are here. When starting this journey, it is important to have a safe and comfortable place to talk. It can be hard to get started, and you've made it! My style of therapy is about helping you work towards the goals you want to achieve. Every individual is different, which means your therapy will be different too. We are all human, and part of being human means making mistakes. I make them too! None of us are perfect, and I strive to create a judgement/bias-free approach towards therapy. We can do this together!
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I know it's not easy asking for help and I am glad you are here. When starting this journey, it is important to have a safe and comfortable place to talk. It can be hard to get started, and you've made it! My style of therapy is about helping you work towards the goals you want to achieve. Every individual is different, which means your therapy will be different too. We are all human, and part of being human means making mistakes. I make them too! None of us are perfect, and I strive to create a judgement/bias-free approach towards therapy. We can do this together!
(401) 313-4727 View (401) 313-4727
Photo of Matthew Hughes, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Matthew Hughes, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
**UPDATED February 13, 2022** Limited on going appointments available. PLEASE USE EMAIL TO CONTACT ME AS IT IS EASIER TO RESPOND. Life can be challenging and at times overwhelming for us all. I want to help you meet and conquer life's obstacles. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to provide skilled and trusted therapy based solely on you and your individual goals. Every person has unique needs therefore I provide the appropriate therapy style to fit those unique needs.
**UPDATED February 13, 2022** Limited on going appointments available. PLEASE USE EMAIL TO CONTACT ME AS IT IS EASIER TO RESPOND. Life can be challenging and at times overwhelming for us all. I want to help you meet and conquer life's obstacles. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to provide skilled and trusted therapy based solely on you and your individual goals. Every person has unique needs therefore I provide the appropriate therapy style to fit those unique needs.
(401) 307-4232 View (401) 307-4232
Photo of Chelsea Martini, Pre-Licensed Professional in 02921, RI
Chelsea Martini
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
You don’t have to be alone in your search for happiness, stability, growth or change. We all strive to have meaningful relationships with others, while maintaining a sense of purpose within ourselves. I believe in empowering people to tap into their strengths and uncover the obstacles that are holding them back. I offer a judgement-free zone to help my clients feel understood and reach the goals they have set for themselves. I strive to be a listening ear, facilitate change and reflect upon the progress I see unfolding.
You don’t have to be alone in your search for happiness, stability, growth or change. We all strive to have meaningful relationships with others, while maintaining a sense of purpose within ourselves. I believe in empowering people to tap into their strengths and uncover the obstacles that are holding them back. I offer a judgement-free zone to help my clients feel understood and reach the goals they have set for themselves. I strive to be a listening ear, facilitate change and reflect upon the progress I see unfolding.
(401) 251-0796 View (401) 251-0796
Photo of Chelsea Lunquest, Counselor in 02921, RI
Chelsea Lunquest
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out to someone for support can feel a bit overwhelming. I hope to ease your mind by first developing our therapeutic relationship, that is rooted in trust. I will provide you with reassurance, empathy and with honor, join you on your healing journey. Whether you are looking to process through challenging pastimes, improve your self-esteem and/or relationships with others, set healthy boundaries, address anxious thoughts, and/or regulate your emotions, I will be here guiding and encouraging you along the way.
Reaching out to someone for support can feel a bit overwhelming. I hope to ease your mind by first developing our therapeutic relationship, that is rooted in trust. I will provide you with reassurance, empathy and with honor, join you on your healing journey. Whether you are looking to process through challenging pastimes, improve your self-esteem and/or relationships with others, set healthy boundaries, address anxious thoughts, and/or regulate your emotions, I will be here guiding and encouraging you along the way.
(401) 208-0942 View (401) 208-0942
Photo of Gabriella Brehio, Marriage & Family Therapist in 02921, RI
Gabriella Brehio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
No one should have to face any of life's challenges on their own, and that is how therapy can be helpful. Creating sustainable change, helping others to feel heard and understood, and working collaboratively to meet goals are main priorities for me in the therapy process. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents/teens, adults, families, and couples to meet their individual goals and become more aware of their strengths. I have experience with many issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. I would like to provide thoughtful guidance and help facilitate you making positive changes in your life.
No one should have to face any of life's challenges on their own, and that is how therapy can be helpful. Creating sustainable change, helping others to feel heard and understood, and working collaboratively to meet goals are main priorities for me in the therapy process. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents/teens, adults, families, and couples to meet their individual goals and become more aware of their strengths. I have experience with many issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. I would like to provide thoughtful guidance and help facilitate you making positive changes in your life.
(401) 304-9563 View (401) 304-9563
Photo of Ashley Gargano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Ashley Gargano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
Hello, and welcome! I have a passion for helping others find healing, balance and connection. I have over 10 year experience working with children ages 3 years old to older adulthood. I began my career working with children on the Autism Spectrum or with similar diagnosis supporting them and their family. Upon finishing my masters I began my current job as a full time school social work. In addition, I have been running groups and seeing individual clients at a local eating disorder program.
Hello, and welcome! I have a passion for helping others find healing, balance and connection. I have over 10 year experience working with children ages 3 years old to older adulthood. I began my career working with children on the Autism Spectrum or with similar diagnosis supporting them and their family. Upon finishing my masters I began my current job as a full time school social work. In addition, I have been running groups and seeing individual clients at a local eating disorder program.
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Photo of Katherine J Kinsella, Marriage & Family Therapist in 02921, RI
Katherine J Kinsella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921
Helping others realize their dreams, heal their lives, and create change are just some of the places where I find beauty in the counseling process. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the midst of their journeys towards marriage, family growth and dealing with issues including general life changes, premarital counseling, marriage concerns, relationship issues, infertility, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, OCD, adjustment, trauma, child birth trauma, and parenting. My goals in practice are to be present, witness, facilitate, and provide guidance through these changes in an effort to create the relationships you desire.
Helping others realize their dreams, heal their lives, and create change are just some of the places where I find beauty in the counseling process. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the midst of their journeys towards marriage, family growth and dealing with issues including general life changes, premarital counseling, marriage concerns, relationship issues, infertility, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, OCD, adjustment, trauma, child birth trauma, and parenting. My goals in practice are to be present, witness, facilitate, and provide guidance through these changes in an effort to create the relationships you desire.
(401) 406-2046 View (401) 406-2046
Photo of Sarah E. Ouellette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Sarah E. Ouellette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921
Not accepting new clients
***************I am not currently accepting new patients.**********************I am a licensed clinical therapist and I work with all age groups: children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating individuals with depression and anxiety and have experience working with parents and families of adolescents struggling with eating disorders and transgender issues. I use CBT and DBT strategies to help individuals to make desired changes in their behavior. My approach is supportive and compassionate and I believe the foundation to successful therapy begins with establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and client.
***************I am not currently accepting new patients.**********************I am a licensed clinical therapist and I work with all age groups: children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating individuals with depression and anxiety and have experience working with parents and families of adolescents struggling with eating disorders and transgender issues. I use CBT and DBT strategies to help individuals to make desired changes in their behavior. My approach is supportive and compassionate and I believe the foundation to successful therapy begins with establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and client.
(401) 285-3189 View (401) 285-3189
Photo of Kendra DiMino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Kendra DiMino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients to help them improve their relationships, to learn healthy ways of dealing with past or current stressors in life, and to change negative habits and patterns of behavior so they can achieve balance and feel peace in their lives. Clients receive direct feedback, emotional support and encouragement through a combination of various types of therapy.
I work with clients to help them improve their relationships, to learn healthy ways of dealing with past or current stressors in life, and to change negative habits and patterns of behavior so they can achieve balance and feel peace in their lives. Clients receive direct feedback, emotional support and encouragement through a combination of various types of therapy.
(401) 515-4916 View (401) 515-4916
Photo of Heather Wilder, Psychologist in 02921, RI
Heather Wilder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921
Not accepting new clients
** CURRENTING NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** I believe we each do our best to survive whatever environment we are in. Sometimes, the things we do to survive are not as effective as they once were. We may need to consider other ways to cope or enhance those that we already have. Therapy can be a way to do that. My goal is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental place for you to explore ways to feel better and to understand your distress. Working together, we will find the path that works best for you.
** CURRENTING NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** I believe we each do our best to survive whatever environment we are in. Sometimes, the things we do to survive are not as effective as they once were. We may need to consider other ways to cope or enhance those that we already have. Therapy can be a way to do that. My goal is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental place for you to explore ways to feel better and to understand your distress. Working together, we will find the path that works best for you.
(401) 308-4092 View (401) 308-4092
Photo of Janet Marquez LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 02921, RI
Janet Marquez LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921
My approach to therapy is customized for you to give you the optimal environment to explore what is giving you distress, what you are questioning, and opportunities for personal growth. I work with you to address your challenges and identify ways to manage them. My work is through evidence based approaches. I treat adults , couples, and families in a safe and supportive manner. I will complete an assessment of your current status, identify treatment goals, and make a plan for your treatment with you. I work at a pace with which you are comfortable, taking into account the goals you have identified.
My approach to therapy is customized for you to give you the optimal environment to explore what is giving you distress, what you are questioning, and opportunities for personal growth. I work with you to address your challenges and identify ways to manage them. My work is through evidence based approaches. I treat adults , couples, and families in a safe and supportive manner. I will complete an assessment of your current status, identify treatment goals, and make a plan for your treatment with you. I work at a pace with which you are comfortable, taking into account the goals you have identified.
(401) 400-2692 View (401) 400-2692
Photo of Deborah Serabian-Kaufer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Deborah Serabian-Kaufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921
Not accepting new clients
I have been in the field of social work/mental health for over 25 years and continue to have a profound respect for each individual's personal story and life journey. I help individuals to manage their life challenges as they develop skills, insight, and awareness to reduce problematic symptoms such as anxiety,depression, and relational issues.
I have been in the field of social work/mental health for over 25 years and continue to have a profound respect for each individual's personal story and life journey. I help individuals to manage their life challenges as they develop skills, insight, and awareness to reduce problematic symptoms such as anxiety,depression, and relational issues.
(401) 365-4658 View (401) 365-4658
Photo of Bernadette Coletta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 02921, RI
Bernadette Coletta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a Psychotherapist specializing in supporting individuals through challenging times caused by depression, anxiety, or grief and loss, I'm here to help you find peace. Whether it's coping with the loss of a loved one, a job, or feeling adrift without purpose, remember, you're not alone. Let's collaborate on discovering your inner strength, reclaiming purpose, and boosting your confidence to embrace life. My aim is to provide a peaceful, non-judgmental space where you can feel accepted and supported. You've taken a brave step reaching out for help; together, let's navigate this journey.
Welcome! As a Psychotherapist specializing in supporting individuals through challenging times caused by depression, anxiety, or grief and loss, I'm here to help you find peace. Whether it's coping with the loss of a loved one, a job, or feeling adrift without purpose, remember, you're not alone. Let's collaborate on discovering your inner strength, reclaiming purpose, and boosting your confidence to embrace life. My aim is to provide a peaceful, non-judgmental space where you can feel accepted and supported. You've taken a brave step reaching out for help; together, let's navigate this journey.
(401) 592-3335 View (401) 592-3335
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Quality Behavioral Health
Counselor, LMHC, LICSW, PhD, MA, MD
Verified
Cranston, RI 02921  (Online Only)
****Accepting New Patients via telehealth or in person.**** Quality Behavioral Health provides behavioral & mental health services to a wide range of patients from early childhood through geriatrics. Services include medical management, counseling, and psychotherapy. Clients in need of various social & economic supports such as housing, income support, nutrition support, care coordination & community outreach are supported by a certified Care Coordinator.
****Accepting New Patients via telehealth or in person.**** Quality Behavioral Health provides behavioral & mental health services to a wide range of patients from early childhood through geriatrics. Services include medical management, counseling, and psychotherapy. Clients in need of various social & economic supports such as housing, income support, nutrition support, care coordination & community outreach are supported by a certified Care Coordinator.
(401) 561-7625 View (401) 561-7625

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Number of Therapists in 02921

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 02921 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
79% Stress
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

How Therapists in 02921 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02921?

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.

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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.