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Hope Eliasof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940  (Online Only)
Do you and your partner argue all the time? Do you feel a growing distance from one another? Is there a lack of trust because of cheating or not living up to commitments? For more than 30 years I've helped hundreds of couples and individuals build stronger and healthier relationships. As a licensed couples therapist and certified sex therapist I use a variety of proven techniques to help people solve conflicts, improve communication and ignite a spark in their sex lives. Together, we'll work to decrease anger, blame and defensiveness, replacing them with assertiveness, compassion and mindfulness. I work with diverse couples.
Do you and your partner argue all the time? Do you feel a growing distance from one another? Is there a lack of trust because of cheating or not living up to commitments? For more than 30 years I've helped hundreds of couples and individuals build stronger and healthier relationships. As a licensed couples therapist and certified sex therapist I use a variety of proven techniques to help people solve conflicts, improve communication and ignite a spark in their sex lives. Together, we'll work to decrease anger, blame and defensiveness, replacing them with assertiveness, compassion and mindfulness. I work with diverse couples.
(201) 389-8259 View (201) 389-8259
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Meredith M Pierson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940  (Online Only)
Life is filled with transitions that can challenge us in unique and unfamiliar ways. My work as a therapist centers upon the understanding that how we approach and overcome these challenges greatly impacts not only the quality of our daily lives, but the type of person we become. One of my main goals as a therapist is to help my clients better understand instances where they may get in their own way when navigating transitions and to use this new knowledge for personal growth.
Life is filled with transitions that can challenge us in unique and unfamiliar ways. My work as a therapist centers upon the understanding that how we approach and overcome these challenges greatly impacts not only the quality of our daily lives, but the type of person we become. One of my main goals as a therapist is to help my clients better understand instances where they may get in their own way when navigating transitions and to use this new knowledge for personal growth.
(973) 841-4263 View (973) 841-4263
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Anna Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940  (Online Only)
Being a young professional in the NYC-area can be utterly stressful. Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Do you lack motivation to complete tasks in various areas of your life? I will create a safe space to explore these challenges and promote healthier coping skills and tips. I believe if you can gain skills in one area of your life, they can be transferred to personal relationships, social life, and more. With my focus on ADHD, I can work with you to properly diagnose and provide treatment to best manage in your daily life.
Being a young professional in the NYC-area can be utterly stressful. Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Do you lack motivation to complete tasks in various areas of your life? I will create a safe space to explore these challenges and promote healthier coping skills and tips. I believe if you can gain skills in one area of your life, they can be transferred to personal relationships, social life, and more. With my focus on ADHD, I can work with you to properly diagnose and provide treatment to best manage in your daily life.
(973) 721-9874 View (973) 721-9874
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Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc. (CEC)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAC, LSW, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
The Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc. (CEC) is a non-profit mental health agency with over 25 years of experience. The staff is comprised of Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors each of whom brings to CEC many years of training and experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults.
The Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc. (CEC) is a non-profit mental health agency with over 25 years of experience. The staff is comprised of Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors each of whom brings to CEC many years of training and experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults.
(862) 210-6063 View (862) 210-6063
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Janine Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Janine Elliott takes a collaborative approach to building relationships with clients that empower them to thrive in their relationships, school/workplace, and community. She uses evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, ERP and HRT to help reframe unhelpful behaviors and thoughts, increase emotional regulation, and improve resiliency. Janine received her MSW from Rutgers with a focus in family systems and attachment theory. She has also trained extensively with pioneers in the field at the Beck Institute, UPenn Department of Psychiatry, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and Minuchin Center for the Family.
Janine Elliott takes a collaborative approach to building relationships with clients that empower them to thrive in their relationships, school/workplace, and community. She uses evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, ERP and HRT to help reframe unhelpful behaviors and thoughts, increase emotional regulation, and improve resiliency. Janine received her MSW from Rutgers with a focus in family systems and attachment theory. She has also trained extensively with pioneers in the field at the Beck Institute, UPenn Department of Psychiatry, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and Minuchin Center for the Family.
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Nancy Begin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, prolonged sadness, inability to enjoy life, difficulty with interpersonal relationships or a desire to grow in your knowledge of self understanding? Have you experienced a traumatic event that is interferring with daily life? If so you might benefit from time spent with a compassionate and caring therapist. As a clinician I have assisted others in their personal journey toward wholeness and self discovery.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, prolonged sadness, inability to enjoy life, difficulty with interpersonal relationships or a desire to grow in your knowledge of self understanding? Have you experienced a traumatic event that is interferring with daily life? If so you might benefit from time spent with a compassionate and caring therapist. As a clinician I have assisted others in their personal journey toward wholeness and self discovery.
(973) 355-6444 View (973) 355-6444
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Audra J Tonero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940
All of us experience times in our life when we need a little support. This may be the result of a major life transition, increased emotional stress, increased anxiety or depressive symptoms, a concern over substance use, or just a desire for personal growth. I provide a non-judgmental perspective allowing you to build upon your strengths and break down undesirable patterns. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I have worked with a variety of clients and by joining them "where they are at" together we are able to effect change.
All of us experience times in our life when we need a little support. This may be the result of a major life transition, increased emotional stress, increased anxiety or depressive symptoms, a concern over substance use, or just a desire for personal growth. I provide a non-judgmental perspective allowing you to build upon your strengths and break down undesirable patterns. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I have worked with a variety of clients and by joining them "where they are at" together we are able to effect change.
(973) 355-6909 View (973) 355-6909
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Carmen G Vasto
Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940
I believe that building a strong connection with my clients is the most effective tool in the counseling process. The energy I bring to my work and my sincere interest in the well-being of my clients helps to establish trusting relationships that foster growth. My counseling sessions incorporate therapeutic use of humor and creative solutions to help clients create positive and lasting change in their lives.
I believe that building a strong connection with my clients is the most effective tool in the counseling process. The energy I bring to my work and my sincere interest in the well-being of my clients helps to establish trusting relationships that foster growth. My counseling sessions incorporate therapeutic use of humor and creative solutions to help clients create positive and lasting change in their lives.
(201) 897-7080 View (201) 897-7080
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Jackie Hamlett
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or uncertain? Now is the time to make yourself a priority and create a better quality of life. You deserve it! At Hamlett Health, I believe each person's life experiences are unique and as a therapist I work with each client to help you recognize, accept and make sense your feelings and experiences. In our dialogue, we can identify actions that may be limiting your ability to create a positive change in your life. As we work on clarifying personal values and developing greater mindfulness, it finally can become possible to move in the direction of growth!
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or uncertain? Now is the time to make yourself a priority and create a better quality of life. You deserve it! At Hamlett Health, I believe each person's life experiences are unique and as a therapist I work with each client to help you recognize, accept and make sense your feelings and experiences. In our dialogue, we can identify actions that may be limiting your ability to create a positive change in your life. As we work on clarifying personal values and developing greater mindfulness, it finally can become possible to move in the direction of growth!
(973) 264-4352 View (973) 264-4352
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Anna Bradshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Madison, NJ 07940
Not accepting new clients
It's time for a change but you don't know where or how to start. I'm here to talk about parenting, anxiety, depression, grief, childhood hurts, and improving your relationships. Helping yourself, helps everyone around you. Clients say, "I wish I had done this sooner!" My passion is to provide a space for women to share what is important and understand themselves better.
It's time for a change but you don't know where or how to start. I'm here to talk about parenting, anxiety, depression, grief, childhood hurts, and improving your relationships. Helping yourself, helps everyone around you. Clients say, "I wish I had done this sooner!" My passion is to provide a space for women to share what is important and understand themselves better.
(973) 520-0296 View (973) 520-0296
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Danielle Mariano
Counselor, MEd, LAC
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
I believe most ailments in life arise when we are unhappy in relationships, whether that is with ourselves or with the special people in our lives. Coming from a humanistic lens, my approach to counseling is focused on improving these connections through inner growth. I do not tend to follow one therapy modality; instead, I tailor my counseling based on the client to meet their individual needs and facilitate self-awareness.
I believe most ailments in life arise when we are unhappy in relationships, whether that is with ourselves or with the special people in our lives. Coming from a humanistic lens, my approach to counseling is focused on improving these connections through inner growth. I do not tend to follow one therapy modality; instead, I tailor my counseling based on the client to meet their individual needs and facilitate self-awareness.
(862) 292-9108 View (862) 292-9108
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David Dressler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
If you're looking for someone who will actively listen to your concerns and provide insightful feedback that is compassionately helpful to your concerns, you have come to the right place. I provide my clients a safe place to work through their frustrations often related to relationships that seem overwhelming to them. My clients find practical solutions that help them grow as individuals in the midst of such relationships. It is a great joy of mine to see how clients grow through the process of therapy.
If you're looking for someone who will actively listen to your concerns and provide insightful feedback that is compassionately helpful to your concerns, you have come to the right place. I provide my clients a safe place to work through their frustrations often related to relationships that seem overwhelming to them. My clients find practical solutions that help them grow as individuals in the midst of such relationships. It is a great joy of mine to see how clients grow through the process of therapy.
(973) 318-3886 View (973) 318-3886
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Lauri O'Brien LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Not accepting new clients
Lauri is not accepting new Clients at this time. I provide a space of acceptance for wherever you are right now in your process. My primary focus is working with individual adult women at all stages of life, and a special interest in working with mothers. My trauma-attuned approach is influenced by my training in the ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) framework. My training and experience working in trauma and relationship issues have prepared me to help you to identify and change old patterns. I help adults to navigate the obstacles that get in the way of happiness.
Lauri is not accepting new Clients at this time. I provide a space of acceptance for wherever you are right now in your process. My primary focus is working with individual adult women at all stages of life, and a special interest in working with mothers. My trauma-attuned approach is influenced by my training in the ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) framework. My training and experience working in trauma and relationship issues have prepared me to help you to identify and change old patterns. I help adults to navigate the obstacles that get in the way of happiness.
(973) 577-9218 View (973) 577-9218
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Julie Roebuck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
At TCTCS, we are all about providing relief and recovery to our clients. Throughout our life spans, we will experience a variety of transitions and traumas. Everyone experiences these adjustments in different ways. Examples of our traumas include but are not limited to: post partum depression, divorce, bullying, cyber stalking, relationship adjustments and separations, loss, medical illnesses, mental health challenges, domestic and/or sexual violence, betrayals and surviving child abuse etc. We have a team of trauma informed therapists who presently have availability. We speak Hebrew and French and English.
At TCTCS, we are all about providing relief and recovery to our clients. Throughout our life spans, we will experience a variety of transitions and traumas. Everyone experiences these adjustments in different ways. Examples of our traumas include but are not limited to: post partum depression, divorce, bullying, cyber stalking, relationship adjustments and separations, loss, medical illnesses, mental health challenges, domestic and/or sexual violence, betrayals and surviving child abuse etc. We have a team of trauma informed therapists who presently have availability. We speak Hebrew and French and English.
(551) 465-7237 View (551) 465-7237
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Danielle Slavin
Licensed Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Danielle deeply values the privilege of being entrusted with the role of supporting someone as they navigate through their healing journey. She honors the specific needs of each individual and aims to foster an authentic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Danielle’s goal is to provide a supportive foundation that offers strength and courage to clients as they pursue their goals in relationships, family, and life. She has over a decade experience with evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Danielle deeply values the privilege of being entrusted with the role of supporting someone as they navigate through their healing journey. She honors the specific needs of each individual and aims to foster an authentic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Danielle’s goal is to provide a supportive foundation that offers strength and courage to clients as they pursue their goals in relationships, family, and life. She has over a decade experience with evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
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Donna P O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, LLC
Verified Verified
Madison, NJ 07940
Life is difficult and we are not supposed to know how to handle all that comes our way. Psychotherapy is one way to address life's difficulties. My work is with individuals, couples and families which includes a specialization in communication, relationship issues, shame, vulnerability, self-esteem issues, anxiety/depression, addiction and any barrier to fulfilling one's full potential. Families are systems that can heal, and change is always possible. I am a certified ARISE@ Substance and Mental Health Interventionist. I bring the experience of 33 years of marriage as well as raising five adult children to my practice.
Life is difficult and we are not supposed to know how to handle all that comes our way. Psychotherapy is one way to address life's difficulties. My work is with individuals, couples and families which includes a specialization in communication, relationship issues, shame, vulnerability, self-esteem issues, anxiety/depression, addiction and any barrier to fulfilling one's full potential. Families are systems that can heal, and change is always possible. I am a certified ARISE@ Substance and Mental Health Interventionist. I bring the experience of 33 years of marriage as well as raising five adult children to my practice.
(973) 440-2358 View (973) 440-2358

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07940

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 07940 who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
97% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aetna
61% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 07940 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07940?

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.