Photo of Anne Dembinski, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06510, CT
Anne Dembinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Working with adults and adolescents, I strive to engage in a collaborative, accepting, therapeutic process that combines the client's strengths with my experience in order to promote understanding and change. . .
Working with adults and adolescents, I strive to engage in a collaborative, accepting, therapeutic process that combines the client's strengths with my experience in order to promote understanding and change. . .
(203) 435-3520 View (203) 435-3520
Photo of Matt Fields, Marriage & Family Therapist in 06510, CT
Matt Fields
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you're looking for a laid-back and non-judgmental therapist, I'm your guy. I have worked in a state-run family clinic, luxury rehabs, adolescent mental health treatment centers, and private practice for less acute cases (depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, and general mental health concerns). I believe family history and upbringing have a major impact on current relationships, worldviews, and personality, so be ready to talk about your family. I don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all way to approach therapy, so I will tailor your treatment to your needs. I do attachment work with all of my clients.
If you're looking for a laid-back and non-judgmental therapist, I'm your guy. I have worked in a state-run family clinic, luxury rehabs, adolescent mental health treatment centers, and private practice for less acute cases (depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, and general mental health concerns). I believe family history and upbringing have a major impact on current relationships, worldviews, and personality, so be ready to talk about your family. I don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all way to approach therapy, so I will tailor your treatment to your needs. I do attachment work with all of my clients.
(475) 219-7047 View (475) 219-7047
Photo of Carla Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Carla Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
By seeking therapy you are taking an important step toward achieving a greater sense of fulfillment in life. You may currently be experiencing painful feelings, longstanding problems, or feeling stuck in repetitive patterns. Therapy can provide an opportunity to better understand the problems that occur in your life. Developing insight into yourself can lead to lasting change, such as more satisfying relationships, a more gratifying experience at work, recovery from trauma, and an alleviation of symptoms of anxiety and depression.
By seeking therapy you are taking an important step toward achieving a greater sense of fulfillment in life. You may currently be experiencing painful feelings, longstanding problems, or feeling stuck in repetitive patterns. Therapy can provide an opportunity to better understand the problems that occur in your life. Developing insight into yourself can lead to lasting change, such as more satisfying relationships, a more gratifying experience at work, recovery from trauma, and an alleviation of symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(646) 502-8659 View (646) 502-8659
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Yale Psychology Department Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Not accepting new clients
The Yale Psychology Department Clinic (YPDC), formerly named the Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders (YCAMD), has operated as the primary departmental clinic for over 20 years. Advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology provide evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists. Individual, group, couples, and family approaches to treatment are offered from a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation. Therapy tends to be brief and problem focused, and the fees are determined on a sliding scale. We also offer a variety of mental health skills groups.
The Yale Psychology Department Clinic (YPDC), formerly named the Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders (YCAMD), has operated as the primary departmental clinic for over 20 years. Advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology provide evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists. Individual, group, couples, and family approaches to treatment are offered from a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation. Therapy tends to be brief and problem focused, and the fees are determined on a sliding scale. We also offer a variety of mental health skills groups.
(203) 432-4520 View (203) 432-4520
Photo of Christina Voonasis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Christina Voonasis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual psychotherapy to clients in CT and NY. Sometimes our most debilitating problems can be solved by learning what to do differently and developing the capacity to do it. There are also times when we already know what changes we should make, but we feel blocked from making those changes. We feel compelled to repeat the same broken patterns of behavior despite our best intentions. When this is the problem, psychotherapy becomes a process of uncovering our unique reasons for being stuck. By bringing these blind spots into view, psychotherapy can help us address our anxiety about change and enhance our motivation.
I provide individual psychotherapy to clients in CT and NY. Sometimes our most debilitating problems can be solved by learning what to do differently and developing the capacity to do it. There are also times when we already know what changes we should make, but we feel blocked from making those changes. We feel compelled to repeat the same broken patterns of behavior despite our best intentions. When this is the problem, psychotherapy becomes a process of uncovering our unique reasons for being stuck. By bringing these blind spots into view, psychotherapy can help us address our anxiety about change and enhance our motivation.
(203) 305-9594 View (203) 305-9594
Photo of Claudette Ahumada, Pre-Licensed Professional in 06510, CT
Claudette Ahumada
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
I am a Master's level pre-licensed counselor. My hope is to be a guide in helping you find your strengths and empowering you to be an active participant in your growth. I believe deeply that no one is helpless to the issues they are facing - understanding and processing the parts of ourselves and our lives that are holding us back is the first step in the journey that is healing.
I am a Master's level pre-licensed counselor. My hope is to be a guide in helping you find your strengths and empowering you to be an active participant in your growth. I believe deeply that no one is helpless to the issues they are facing - understanding and processing the parts of ourselves and our lives that are holding us back is the first step in the journey that is healing.
(203) 883-0464 View (203) 883-0464
Photo of Laurie B Grunebaum, Psychologist in 06510, CT
Laurie B Grunebaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Do you struggle with negative feelings about yourself? Or frequently compare yourself to others, always feeling less than? Or feel overwhelmed easily, flooded with constant worries that you can't rid your mind of? Do you find yourself in chronic cycles of addictive behavior (overeating, binging & purging, overusing alcohol or drugs, overspending. etc.) followed by feelings of guilt, shame, and depression? Are you always talking to yourself with "shoulds" or "what ifs"? Do you have low interest/motivation and find yourself avoiding responsibilities, self care or tasks that would actually make you feel good about yourself? I can help you!
Do you struggle with negative feelings about yourself? Or frequently compare yourself to others, always feeling less than? Or feel overwhelmed easily, flooded with constant worries that you can't rid your mind of? Do you find yourself in chronic cycles of addictive behavior (overeating, binging & purging, overusing alcohol or drugs, overspending. etc.) followed by feelings of guilt, shame, and depression? Are you always talking to yourself with "shoulds" or "what ifs"? Do you have low interest/motivation and find yourself avoiding responsibilities, self care or tasks that would actually make you feel good about yourself? I can help you!
(203) 776-3667 View (203) 776-3667
Photo of Michael Vincent Pantalon, Psychologist in 06510, CT
Michael Vincent Pantalon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
My Center for Progressive Treatment is best for substance-involved individuals and their loved ones who have not reached their goals with traditional treatment, especially those who are not inclined toward 12-step (AA or NA) approaches. We believe that you, the client, 1) know what treatment will work for you (you pick from a wide array of scientifically-proven treatments vs. the traditional idea that others should decide for you); 2) already have the power to change (vs. it comes from admitting powerlessness); and 3) are your own best source of motivation (vs. it comes from external pressure or a higher power).
My Center for Progressive Treatment is best for substance-involved individuals and their loved ones who have not reached their goals with traditional treatment, especially those who are not inclined toward 12-step (AA or NA) approaches. We believe that you, the client, 1) know what treatment will work for you (you pick from a wide array of scientifically-proven treatments vs. the traditional idea that others should decide for you); 2) already have the power to change (vs. it comes from admitting powerlessness); and 3) are your own best source of motivation (vs. it comes from external pressure or a higher power).
(203) 680-3681 View (203) 680-3681
Photo of Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops in 06510, CT
Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(475) 255-3374 View (475) 255-3374
Photo of Chris Christian, PhD, Psychologist in 06510, CT
Chris Christian, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510
Dr. Christian is a psychologist, licensed in New York and Connecticut, and a trained psychoanalyst with over 20 years of clinical experience helping patients with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry; faculty Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. He has taught and supervised in doctoral programs at City College, the New School for Social Research, and the Psychology Internship Program at Yale. He has been a staff psychologist at Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Christian is a psychologist, licensed in New York and Connecticut, and a trained psychoanalyst with over 20 years of clinical experience helping patients with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry; faculty Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. He has taught and supervised in doctoral programs at City College, the New School for Social Research, and the Psychology Internship Program at Yale. He has been a staff psychologist at Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital.
(475) 231-4627 View (475) 231-4627
Photo of Marlene Orr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Marlene Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
As a therapist, I take pleasure in using a humanistic approach to help individuals develop and gain the insight needed to explore how past, and present experiences impact their ability to manage life's daily stressors. Anxiety, feelings of depression, and unresolved traumatic events can often leave you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. I strive to establish a therapeutic relationship that builds on trust, honesty, and compassion in an effort to help individuals manage their emotions and challenges in a positive effective way.
As a therapist, I take pleasure in using a humanistic approach to help individuals develop and gain the insight needed to explore how past, and present experiences impact their ability to manage life's daily stressors. Anxiety, feelings of depression, and unresolved traumatic events can often leave you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. I strive to establish a therapeutic relationship that builds on trust, honesty, and compassion in an effort to help individuals manage their emotions and challenges in a positive effective way.
(203) 903-0384 View (203) 903-0384
Photo of Angels Gonzalez in 06510, CT
Angels Gonzalez
PhD, Psy
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
I am PhD in Clinical Psychology and I am offering my psychological and coaching services (life, psychology and recovery coaching) for clients who want to reach a higher level of satisfaction or learning and to bring greater fulfillment in life. I am using the holistic and integrative approach, considering the whole person and the whole situation. My clients enjoy the vitality and well-being that results from their positive lifestyle changes, and are motivated to continue this process throughout their lives. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I provide culturally appropriate services to the diversity of Latino/a community.
I am PhD in Clinical Psychology and I am offering my psychological and coaching services (life, psychology and recovery coaching) for clients who want to reach a higher level of satisfaction or learning and to bring greater fulfillment in life. I am using the holistic and integrative approach, considering the whole person and the whole situation. My clients enjoy the vitality and well-being that results from their positive lifestyle changes, and are motivated to continue this process throughout their lives. I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I provide culturally appropriate services to the diversity of Latino/a community.
(203) 409-8686 View (203) 409-8686
Photo of Jennifer Jordan Sawyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Jennifer Jordan Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
My clients ranging in age from child to adult are referred for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, poor self esteem, bullying, racial, family conflicts and histories of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and other forms of trauma. They are encouraged to work on relationship, educational and professional struggles. They are referred due to behavioral and academic problems in school. They are encouraged to explore their sexual identities. They are referred for counseling due to loss of a loved one through natural death or violence. I recommend that anyone interested, please contact me for a free telephone consultation.
My clients ranging in age from child to adult are referred for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, poor self esteem, bullying, racial, family conflicts and histories of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and other forms of trauma. They are encouraged to work on relationship, educational and professional struggles. They are referred due to behavioral and academic problems in school. They are encouraged to explore their sexual identities. They are referred for counseling due to loss of a loved one through natural death or violence. I recommend that anyone interested, please contact me for a free telephone consultation.
(203) 819-7217 View (203) 819-7217
Gloria Small, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510
Waitlist for new clients
Individual suffering from emotional distress...psychologically minded, capable of insight....goals to be free of symptoms of distress..explore deeper issues including effect of family of origin on present functionning
Individual suffering from emotional distress...psychologically minded, capable of insight....goals to be free of symptoms of distress..explore deeper issues including effect of family of origin on present functionning
(203) 590-9340 View (203) 590-9340
Photo of Gina Rossini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Gina Rossini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Feel stuck, stressed, anxious, sad or angry? Find yourself repeating behaviors you wish you didn't or unable to communicate effectively? Maybe a combination of these? You are not alone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you alleviate and better manage unwanted cycles of behaviors, thoughts and feelings long term. I specialize in effective communication and in reduction of anxiety, stress, anger, depression, addictive and self destructive behavior. I have helped many people increase their life fulfillment, balance, goal attainment and healing. I tailor treatment to your specific needs in a caring, safe and supportive space.
Feel stuck, stressed, anxious, sad or angry? Find yourself repeating behaviors you wish you didn't or unable to communicate effectively? Maybe a combination of these? You are not alone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you alleviate and better manage unwanted cycles of behaviors, thoughts and feelings long term. I specialize in effective communication and in reduction of anxiety, stress, anger, depression, addictive and self destructive behavior. I have helped many people increase their life fulfillment, balance, goal attainment and healing. I tailor treatment to your specific needs in a caring, safe and supportive space.
(646) 797-3397 View (646) 797-3397
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Francisco Lopez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
Not accepting new clients
Deciding to engage in therapy is an exercise in confidence and vulnerability. Working with me will be a collaboration based on a trusting, authentic and genuine relationship. My aim is to understand my clients as individuals in all their complexity as well as the social and cultural context they are embedded in. I will leverage my training and skills for the benefit of each particular individual.
Deciding to engage in therapy is an exercise in confidence and vulnerability. Working with me will be a collaboration based on a trusting, authentic and genuine relationship. My aim is to understand my clients as individuals in all their complexity as well as the social and cultural context they are embedded in. I will leverage my training and skills for the benefit of each particular individual.
(203) 941-7797 View (203) 941-7797
Photo of Blackwell Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Blackwell Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510
For over 25 years, Dr. Blackwell has worked with adults who have needed help coping with anxiety, depression, stress, and personal relationship difficulties. Many of his clients have gone on to experience a higher quality of life while enjoying loving, meaningful & fulfilling relationships.
For over 25 years, Dr. Blackwell has worked with adults who have needed help coping with anxiety, depression, stress, and personal relationship difficulties. Many of his clients have gone on to experience a higher quality of life while enjoying loving, meaningful & fulfilling relationships.
(203) 936-6579 View (203) 936-6579
Photo of John Holland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
John Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
Although I work with adults of any age, my primary focus is with young adults, including college students and others between ages 18 and 30. Challenges this age group often encounter are peer relationship issues and loneliness, concerns about prioritizing and following through to complete educational or employment goals, conflict with parents, and anxiety and depression.
Although I work with adults of any age, my primary focus is with young adults, including college students and others between ages 18 and 30. Challenges this age group often encounter are peer relationship issues and loneliness, concerns about prioritizing and following through to complete educational or employment goals, conflict with parents, and anxiety and depression.
(475) 263-4863 View (475) 263-4863
Photo of Dr. Dwan M Milam-Reed, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Dr. Dwan M Milam-Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
I am certified in anxiety and trauma (EMDR). I am also a relationship expert with a PhD in marriage and family therapy and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-S, LICSW). I have over 19 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Many of my clients choose alternative methods for dealing with anxiety and depression instead of prescription medication. I am also a certified herbalist and a practitioner of yoga. I'm not just EMDR "trained", but also certified with advanced hours in trauma. Best times to reach me for a free phone consultation - before 12 pm, between 3-4:00 and after 6 pm.
I am certified in anxiety and trauma (EMDR). I am also a relationship expert with a PhD in marriage and family therapy and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-S, LICSW). I have over 19 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Many of my clients choose alternative methods for dealing with anxiety and depression instead of prescription medication. I am also a certified herbalist and a practitioner of yoga. I'm not just EMDR "trained", but also certified with advanced hours in trauma. Best times to reach me for a free phone consultation - before 12 pm, between 3-4:00 and after 6 pm.
(475) 262-9272 View (475) 262-9272
Photo of Sandra Grzybowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06510, CT
Sandra Grzybowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06510
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I have experience working with diverse populations, including adolescents and their families, and “reluctant therapy-goers.” I have provided individual, family and group therapy to youth with severe behavioral and emotional concerns in an inpatient residential treatment setting. I also have a background working in emergency psychiatric settings, where I am able to evaluate individuals in crisis and do recommendations on best level of care.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I have experience working with diverse populations, including adolescents and their families, and “reluctant therapy-goers.” I have provided individual, family and group therapy to youth with severe behavioral and emotional concerns in an inpatient residential treatment setting. I also have a background working in emergency psychiatric settings, where I am able to evaluate individuals in crisis and do recommendations on best level of care.
(475) 405-1462 View (475) 405-1462

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 06510

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 06510 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
61% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 06510 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06510?

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.