Photo of Esther Reidler, Psychologist in 07666, NJ
Esther Reidler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I am a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist skilled in providing individual and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. Areas of expertise include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness based interventions to treat anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Panic. I also have specialized training in treating Trauma and use Motivational Interviewing to help people develop motivation to make meaningful changes. Other specialties include parent training, child behavior management, and school intervention. I use evidence-based practices to help you achieve lasting growth.
I am a warm and compassionate Clinical Psychologist skilled in providing individual and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. Areas of expertise include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness based interventions to treat anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Panic. I also have specialized training in treating Trauma and use Motivational Interviewing to help people develop motivation to make meaningful changes. Other specialties include parent training, child behavior management, and school intervention. I use evidence-based practices to help you achieve lasting growth.
(201) 335-0847 View (201) 335-0847
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Joon Eui Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MPA
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I am a Korean and English speaking Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, relationship and parenting children. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I am a Korean and English speaking Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, relationship and parenting children. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(201) 425-0889 View (201) 425-0889
Photo of David Strauss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
David Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Teaneck, NJ 07666
19+ years experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families, multiple publications in professional journals and conference presentations on child/adolescent psychotherapy, extensive experience providing in-school counseling and consultation for children and adolescents, Adjunct professor for Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and former Adjunct professor in the Doctorate in Social Work Program at Rutgers University.
19+ years experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families, multiple publications in professional journals and conference presentations on child/adolescent psychotherapy, extensive experience providing in-school counseling and consultation for children and adolescents, Adjunct professor for Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and former Adjunct professor in the Doctorate in Social Work Program at Rutgers University.
(201) 500-7394 View (201) 500-7394
Photo of Dr. Gila Cohen Davidovsky — Couples And Families, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Dr. Gila Cohen Davidovsky — Couples And Families
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Is your relationship in trouble? Are you searching for greater intimacy and trust? Do you have conflicts in your marriage around parenting styles, religious differences, money, stress, family, or fertility treatments? Do arguments escalate rapidly? In therapy, you can build the tools to recapture the emotional connection that you so desire. Learn to defuse conflict and argue constructively. You will develop skills that will help you learn how to function better in your relationship. Each meeting will bring you personalized tools, insights, and hope. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Is your relationship in trouble? Are you searching for greater intimacy and trust? Do you have conflicts in your marriage around parenting styles, religious differences, money, stress, family, or fertility treatments? Do arguments escalate rapidly? In therapy, you can build the tools to recapture the emotional connection that you so desire. Learn to defuse conflict and argue constructively. You will develop skills that will help you learn how to function better in your relationship. Each meeting will bring you personalized tools, insights, and hope. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(201) 464-6321 View (201) 464-6321
Photo of Benoise Turnier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Benoise Turnier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Psychotherapy to fit your needs. Clients seek therapy to equilibrate their lives. In a psychotherapeutic session, a safe, non-judgmental environment is created to help you feel comfortable, to talk freely about your issues. I use different therapeutic styles related to your problem. I help you to identify the core of your emotional trauma and to develop coping strategies to achieve a balance of body, mind and spirit. In a session, meditation and breathing exercises may be incorporated to help with inner self reflection. Also, I teach meditation and breathing exercise independently upon request.
Psychotherapy to fit your needs. Clients seek therapy to equilibrate their lives. In a psychotherapeutic session, a safe, non-judgmental environment is created to help you feel comfortable, to talk freely about your issues. I use different therapeutic styles related to your problem. I help you to identify the core of your emotional trauma and to develop coping strategies to achieve a balance of body, mind and spirit. In a session, meditation and breathing exercises may be incorporated to help with inner self reflection. Also, I teach meditation and breathing exercise independently upon request.
(201) 591-1492 View (201) 591-1492
Photo of Center for Purposeful Aging/Sarah Hiller-Bersson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Center for Purposeful Aging/Sarah Hiller-Bersson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666  (Online Only)
With the demographic shift in aging and improvements in healthcare, society should consider an alternative approach to Elderhood. This phase in one’s lifetime, with some forethought, can result in a meaningful, fulfilling quality of life and a positive psychological well-being. It is time that we start to have a discussion on helping individuals find more meaning in their lives as they age and not limiting our focus to the concrete issues of room, board, health and care. Just as we tend to the betterment and maintenance of our health, so too we should nourish our soul, so that one's quality of life and perceptions of self.
With the demographic shift in aging and improvements in healthcare, society should consider an alternative approach to Elderhood. This phase in one’s lifetime, with some forethought, can result in a meaningful, fulfilling quality of life and a positive psychological well-being. It is time that we start to have a discussion on helping individuals find more meaning in their lives as they age and not limiting our focus to the concrete issues of room, board, health and care. Just as we tend to the betterment and maintenance of our health, so too we should nourish our soul, so that one's quality of life and perceptions of self.
(201) 357-6334 View (201) 357-6334
Photo of Michael Bleicher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Michael Bleicher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Courage, resilience, and strength are some of the traits you've developed while navigating through life. But infertility, reproductive loss, and postpartum anxiety and depression can make it feel like you’re unequipped for this chapter. As a therapist who specializes in sensitively supporting individuals throughout the fertility journey, I welcome you to my office where you can comfortably regain your footing. By tailoring your treatment to meet your individual goals, you can move through this challenge, emerging stronger than ever.
Courage, resilience, and strength are some of the traits you've developed while navigating through life. But infertility, reproductive loss, and postpartum anxiety and depression can make it feel like you’re unequipped for this chapter. As a therapist who specializes in sensitively supporting individuals throughout the fertility journey, I welcome you to my office where you can comfortably regain your footing. By tailoring your treatment to meet your individual goals, you can move through this challenge, emerging stronger than ever.
(201) 371-4420 View (201) 371-4420
Photo of Cindy Caneja, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Cindy Caneja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Not accepting new clients
Hi, most people we work with are seeking therapy to develop insight, and coping skills during challenging times in their life, so as to reach their full potential. We can create a secure, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space for you to strengthen your relationship with self and others.
Hi, most people we work with are seeking therapy to develop insight, and coping skills during challenging times in their life, so as to reach their full potential. We can create a secure, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space for you to strengthen your relationship with self and others.
(551) 278-8987 View (551) 278-8987
Photo of Dr. Pam Pater-Ennis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Dr. Pam Pater-Ennis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I work well with a client who has experienced some type of sexual, psychological, or religious or spiritual trauma in their lives. In my sessions with this client, first I assess the level of trauma, help the client to build rapport with me, as well as trust. Secondly, I work to rebuild the client's life in terms of symptom management. Thirdly, the client and I form a partnership to improve relationship skills, thereby enabling the client to re-establish a sense of community. Finally, I value helping the client to rebalance his or her life in mind, body, and spirit.
I work well with a client who has experienced some type of sexual, psychological, or religious or spiritual trauma in their lives. In my sessions with this client, first I assess the level of trauma, help the client to build rapport with me, as well as trust. Secondly, I work to rebuild the client's life in terms of symptom management. Thirdly, the client and I form a partnership to improve relationship skills, thereby enabling the client to re-establish a sense of community. Finally, I value helping the client to rebalance his or her life in mind, body, and spirit.
(551) 231-7639 View (551) 231-7639
Photo of Noah Hercky, Marriage & Family Therapist in 07666, NJ
Noah Hercky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Teaneck, NJ 07666  (Online Only)
Noah Hercky is a licensed couple and family therapist (LMFT) and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is practice founder, therapist, and supervisor at Treeline Couple and Family Therapy, and Senior Psychotherapist at Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy. Noah is available to work remotely with residents of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Noah Hercky is a licensed couple and family therapist (LMFT) and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is practice founder, therapist, and supervisor at Treeline Couple and Family Therapy, and Senior Psychotherapist at Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy. Noah is available to work remotely with residents of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
(908) 514-4236 View (908) 514-4236
Photo of Jill Hellman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Jill Hellman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling depressed or anxious, overwhelmed or stuck? Life presents a series of transitions that are challenging even when things are going well. Add the unexpected but inevitable curveballs, and we often end up struggling. But I'm here to help. I'm a humanistic, relational, and psychodynamic psychotherapist, passionate about helping people overcome obstacles that stand in the way of experiencing joy and living life to the fullest.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious, overwhelmed or stuck? Life presents a series of transitions that are challenging even when things are going well. Add the unexpected but inevitable curveballs, and we often end up struggling. But I'm here to help. I'm a humanistic, relational, and psychodynamic psychotherapist, passionate about helping people overcome obstacles that stand in the way of experiencing joy and living life to the fullest.
(201) 371-4846 View (201) 371-4846
Photo of Michal Goldberg, Psychologist in 07666, NJ
Michal Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I enjoy working with a broad range of people, from adolescents through older adulthood, with a variety of struggles - anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, self-esteem. I consider myself a generalist, but with specific expertise in anxiety disorders, domestic violence, child abuse and trauma.
I enjoy working with a broad range of people, from adolescents through older adulthood, with a variety of struggles - anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, self-esteem. I consider myself a generalist, but with specific expertise in anxiety disorders, domestic violence, child abuse and trauma.
(201) 582-8471 View (201) 582-8471
Photo of Jhiree Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07666, NJ
Jhiree Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Services in English, Spanish, & Mandingo! Life's experiences can be far too heavy to carry alone, and we all need someone to help us navigate the difficult times. Are you ready to regain control over your life? Do you struggle to find time for the things you enjoy? Have you or your child experienced a devastating loss, heartbreak, anxiety, or depression? Are you an empty nester? Do you want to learn how to manage the kids, partner, social obligations, self-care, work, and the twist and turns that life throws our way? If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, Call to Schedule Today!
Services in English, Spanish, & Mandingo! Life's experiences can be far too heavy to carry alone, and we all need someone to help us navigate the difficult times. Are you ready to regain control over your life? Do you struggle to find time for the things you enjoy? Have you or your child experienced a devastating loss, heartbreak, anxiety, or depression? Are you an empty nester? Do you want to learn how to manage the kids, partner, social obligations, self-care, work, and the twist and turns that life throws our way? If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, Call to Schedule Today!
(973) 315-6590 View (973) 315-6590
Photo of M. Elizabeth Langell, Psychologist in 07666, NJ
M. Elizabeth Langell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I am Liz Langell, Ph. D., a psychologist with postdoctoral training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center. My training has been thorough, with exposure to many theories and styles of treatment. Years of teaching and supervising doctoral students have expanded my knowledge base. The most important factor influencing how I work with individuals, however, involves what they personally want to accomplish in therapy. I mainly determine this through collaborative discussion: I view psychotherapy as a partnership, and I am relatively active and open.
I am Liz Langell, Ph. D., a psychologist with postdoctoral training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center. My training has been thorough, with exposure to many theories and styles of treatment. Years of teaching and supervising doctoral students have expanded my knowledge base. The most important factor influencing how I work with individuals, however, involves what they personally want to accomplish in therapy. I mainly determine this through collaborative discussion: I view psychotherapy as a partnership, and I am relatively active and open.
(201) 688-7196 View (201) 688-7196
Photo of Debra Bashist, Psychologist in 07666, NJ
Debra Bashist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
At times, life can seem overwhelming leaving you feeling anxious, stressed, and helpless. This past year has been especially difficult for many people. As a clinical psychologist I offer new healthy ways to manage and cope with life stressors and help you develop insight to improve awareness of your inner experience and automatic reactions. Using my training in clinical psychology, health psychology and neuropsychology, I highly personalize treatment to help you achieve symptom relief leaving you free to pursue your life goals and feel an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing.
At times, life can seem overwhelming leaving you feeling anxious, stressed, and helpless. This past year has been especially difficult for many people. As a clinical psychologist I offer new healthy ways to manage and cope with life stressors and help you develop insight to improve awareness of your inner experience and automatic reactions. Using my training in clinical psychology, health psychology and neuropsychology, I highly personalize treatment to help you achieve symptom relief leaving you free to pursue your life goals and feel an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing.
(551) 266-4916 View (551) 266-4916
Photo of Teresa Ann McMahon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Teresa Ann McMahon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, MBA, LCADC
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
I am a licensed and credentialed therapist in New York and New Jersey providing coaching and consulting to individuals, couples, parents and families. People seek me out to assist them in working through relationship issues, life changes, or other difficulties which they recognize need resolution. I am a staunch motivator and cheerleader who believes in each individual's capacity to change and grow. I am an ally and confidante who will actively listen and provide honest and helpful feedback. Together we will problem solve, celebrate your success and instill hope. I am available and responsive as individual needs occur.
I am a licensed and credentialed therapist in New York and New Jersey providing coaching and consulting to individuals, couples, parents and families. People seek me out to assist them in working through relationship issues, life changes, or other difficulties which they recognize need resolution. I am a staunch motivator and cheerleader who believes in each individual's capacity to change and grow. I am an ally and confidante who will actively listen and provide honest and helpful feedback. Together we will problem solve, celebrate your success and instill hope. I am available and responsive as individual needs occur.
(201) 884-2959 View (201) 884-2959
Marylin Granat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
As a licensed clinician of 24 years and uppermost in my treatment is concern for my clients well being, their trust in me, and the use of my expertise in helping them become a well functioning individual. The issue of confidentiality is of prime importance in working with people. My motto is, 'the client first', and I work at their pace and use their needs to mutually assess, explore and cultivate treatment goals and options. On an as need basis I will contact other family members to carefully understand the family system and know the family world of the client.
As a licensed clinician of 24 years and uppermost in my treatment is concern for my clients well being, their trust in me, and the use of my expertise in helping them become a well functioning individual. The issue of confidentiality is of prime importance in working with people. My motto is, 'the client first', and I work at their pace and use their needs to mutually assess, explore and cultivate treatment goals and options. On an as need basis I will contact other family members to carefully understand the family system and know the family world of the client.
(201) 875-1053 View (201) 875-1053
Photo of Amy Meyerson Kotliar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Amy Meyerson Kotliar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Not accepting new clients
Life can certainly be a struggle at times. Aging, whether you are just beginning to feel it or you have been moving through it for some time, is hard. Feelings of loss, depression, anger, shame, guilt and/or anxiety can waylay us and make it difficult to cope. Problems with independence, relationships, family conflicts, health issues, professional work and grief from loss can all be overwhelming. Exploring these issues in a safe, supportive environment can be helpful. By understanding what is triggering these feelings and developing tools to assist in coping, things can be less difficult and enjoyable again.
Life can certainly be a struggle at times. Aging, whether you are just beginning to feel it or you have been moving through it for some time, is hard. Feelings of loss, depression, anger, shame, guilt and/or anxiety can waylay us and make it difficult to cope. Problems with independence, relationships, family conflicts, health issues, professional work and grief from loss can all be overwhelming. Exploring these issues in a safe, supportive environment can be helpful. By understanding what is triggering these feelings and developing tools to assist in coping, things can be less difficult and enjoyable again.
(201) 371-4069 View (201) 371-4069
Photo of Barry P Cohen, Psychologist in 07666, NJ
Barry P Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Psychotherapy can be a life changing process. In order to choose a therapist, you should consider their training and experience, but ultimately your therapist must be someone with whom you feel comfortable, safe and trusting. Psychotherapy is a collaboration, where the two of us are working together toward a full understanding of your problems in living. With that greater understanding, you will have more freedom of choice to be how you want to be, and who you want to be. We will need to understand your personal strengths as well as the difficulties and problems you have encountered.
Psychotherapy can be a life changing process. In order to choose a therapist, you should consider their training and experience, but ultimately your therapist must be someone with whom you feel comfortable, safe and trusting. Psychotherapy is a collaboration, where the two of us are working together toward a full understanding of your problems in living. With that greater understanding, you will have more freedom of choice to be how you want to be, and who you want to be. We will need to understand your personal strengths as well as the difficulties and problems you have encountered.
(201) 397-1696 View (201) 397-1696
Photo of Barbara C Hollman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07666, NJ
Barbara C Hollman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Talking to someone can really help. It's hard to take the first step...As a psychotherapist in private practice for 25 years, I believe everyone has a desire to grow and be healthy. I am committed to working with clients in a confidential & effective manner, one that is solution focused and respectful of underlying values & choices. My clients describe me as warm, authentic, & empathic. I am a NJ and NY licensed clinical social worker. I received a certificate of Psychoanalysis from Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis after completing a 5 year advanced course of study. I have specialized training in marriage & relationships, overeating, & parenting issues.
Talking to someone can really help. It's hard to take the first step...As a psychotherapist in private practice for 25 years, I believe everyone has a desire to grow and be healthy. I am committed to working with clients in a confidential & effective manner, one that is solution focused and respectful of underlying values & choices. My clients describe me as warm, authentic, & empathic. I am a NJ and NY licensed clinical social worker. I received a certificate of Psychoanalysis from Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis after completing a 5 year advanced course of study. I have specialized training in marriage & relationships, overeating, & parenting issues.
(201) 875-3124 View (201) 875-3124

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07666

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07666 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
62% Grief
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 07666 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07666?

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.