Therapists in 08034

Photo of John F. Pinto, Counselor in 08034, NJ
John F. Pinto
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
I have experience working with adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety and stress, and I have a passion for working with folks in the LGBTQIA2+ and kink communities. I provide gender affirming care and you will always have a safe and brave space in my room! I'm a secular therapist with acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existential therapy backgrounds; but your therapy depends on you. What works for someone else might not do it for you, so we'll work together to personalize your journey to a healthier state of mind.
I have experience working with adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety and stress, and I have a passion for working with folks in the LGBTQIA2+ and kink communities. I provide gender affirming care and you will always have a safe and brave space in my room! I'm a secular therapist with acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existential therapy backgrounds; but your therapy depends on you. What works for someone else might not do it for you, so we'll work together to personalize your journey to a healthier state of mind.
(856) 369-4704 View (856) 369-4704
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Samantha Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hi there, I’m Samantha Powell. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with developmental disabilities, child and adolescent, as well as adult and geriatric clinical psychology settings. My experience ranges from an inpatient psychiatric treatment homes, women’s shelters, school based therapy, to individual therapy. I have worked with anxious behaviors and thought patterns, grief, depression and self harm, relationship therapy, to trauma, and various other concerns that may impact individual and families highest potential.
Hi there, I’m Samantha Powell. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with developmental disabilities, child and adolescent, as well as adult and geriatric clinical psychology settings. My experience ranges from an inpatient psychiatric treatment homes, women’s shelters, school based therapy, to individual therapy. I have worked with anxious behaviors and thought patterns, grief, depression and self harm, relationship therapy, to trauma, and various other concerns that may impact individual and families highest potential.
(856) 788-6758 View (856) 788-6758
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Marci Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a graduate degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). With over ten years experience, I have worked with a variety of clinical populations in different settings, including in-patient psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers, and I have provided counseling in both residential and outpatient settings. With a flexible and eclectic approach - inspired by a background of both psychology and social work - I tailor treatment to each individual.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a graduate degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). With over ten years experience, I have worked with a variety of clinical populations in different settings, including in-patient psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers, and I have provided counseling in both residential and outpatient settings. With a flexible and eclectic approach - inspired by a background of both psychology and social work - I tailor treatment to each individual.
(856) 347-3269 View (856) 347-3269
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Karen Husband
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Do you want to create change in your life but aren't sure where to begin? Or have you started to make changes only to find you are slipping back into old patterns? The invitation to change can come from a voice deep within-or can be driven by circumstances such as work or career issues, relationship shifts, mid-life crisis and other significant events. With change comes transition, a time that can be emotionally stressful. I work with clients to help them understand and manage their emotional and mental states during times of transition.
Do you want to create change in your life but aren't sure where to begin? Or have you started to make changes only to find you are slipping back into old patterns? The invitation to change can come from a voice deep within-or can be driven by circumstances such as work or career issues, relationship shifts, mid-life crisis and other significant events. With change comes transition, a time that can be emotionally stressful. I work with clients to help them understand and manage their emotional and mental states during times of transition.
(856) 376-0194 View (856) 376-0194
Photo of Nancy M. Alterman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08034, NJ
Nancy M. Alterman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Not accepting new clients
My focus is with adults who are triggered by relationship issues. These issues may range from a caregiver being overwhelmed by demands of an aging parent, siblings who are resisting being in relationship, spouses who feel unavailable or children who seem distant. I believe nothing matters more in life than our relationships. Sometimes, we need someone else to point out the better alternatives so we can take the next right step. I'm highly skilled in helping clients strengthen their communication and coping skills while healing old wounds. Once clear objectives are established, improvement can start immediately.
My focus is with adults who are triggered by relationship issues. These issues may range from a caregiver being overwhelmed by demands of an aging parent, siblings who are resisting being in relationship, spouses who feel unavailable or children who seem distant. I believe nothing matters more in life than our relationships. Sometimes, we need someone else to point out the better alternatives so we can take the next right step. I'm highly skilled in helping clients strengthen their communication and coping skills while healing old wounds. Once clear objectives are established, improvement can start immediately.
(856) 491-9254 View (856) 491-9254
Photo of John Brodt, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08034, NJ
John Brodt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MPhil, LPC
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034  (Online Only)
Hi! Congrats to you for taking the first step towards obtaining a better understanding of self and where you want to be. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been engaged in the mental health field for over 15 years in a wide spectrum of psychological environments serving individuals of all ages. I have helped many individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship/family issues, LGBT issues, formerly incarcerated individuals, and other needs that do not always fit neatly into a specific area. I am a veteran and have experience helping fellow veterans and law enforcement officers.
Hi! Congrats to you for taking the first step towards obtaining a better understanding of self and where you want to be. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been engaged in the mental health field for over 15 years in a wide spectrum of psychological environments serving individuals of all ages. I have helped many individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationship/family issues, LGBT issues, formerly incarcerated individuals, and other needs that do not always fit neatly into a specific area. I am a veteran and have experience helping fellow veterans and law enforcement officers.
(215) 999-4662 View (215) 999-4662
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Lisa Rapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034  (Online Only)
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, but most because they are feeling challenged in some aspect of their life. Maybe you have a new job, a new health struggle, or relatives you are trying to understand, just to name a few. Whatever the challenge may be, I can help you further investigate your situation and help empower you to make the necessary changes to move forward in your life.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, but most because they are feeling challenged in some aspect of their life. Maybe you have a new job, a new health struggle, or relatives you are trying to understand, just to name a few. Whatever the challenge may be, I can help you further investigate your situation and help empower you to make the necessary changes to move forward in your life.
(856) 406-2347 View (856) 406-2347
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Adam Marin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hello, I’m Adam Marin, MA, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working in clinical settings with diverse populations, including outpatient setting, intensive outpatient and partial care programs for mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. I provide psychoeducation and guidance to people who are easily overwhelmed to learn techniques and strategies, such as, distress tolerance, stress management, anger management, acceptance, and relapse prevention plans. I am here to support and empower you through the entire journey of your treatment. I look forward to working with you!
Hello, I’m Adam Marin, MA, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working in clinical settings with diverse populations, including outpatient setting, intensive outpatient and partial care programs for mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. I provide psychoeducation and guidance to people who are easily overwhelmed to learn techniques and strategies, such as, distress tolerance, stress management, anger management, acceptance, and relapse prevention plans. I am here to support and empower you through the entire journey of your treatment. I look forward to working with you!
(856) 545-0312 View (856) 545-0312
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Tiffany Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Tiffany, a Licensed Professional Counselor, holds a BSW from Monmouth University and pursued her Post Masters in Psychological Counseling. Beginning her career as a rape care advocate and a case manager for at-risk youth in NJ's children's system of care, Tiffany has held certifications in Rape Care, Brain Injury, and as a Psychiatric Screener. Appointed to Senator Gopal's mental health committee in 2022, she contributed to recommendations for legislation concerning school-based mental health services, drawing from 19 years of advocacy, community activism, and outreach.
Tiffany, a Licensed Professional Counselor, holds a BSW from Monmouth University and pursued her Post Masters in Psychological Counseling. Beginning her career as a rape care advocate and a case manager for at-risk youth in NJ's children's system of care, Tiffany has held certifications in Rape Care, Brain Injury, and as a Psychiatric Screener. Appointed to Senator Gopal's mental health committee in 2022, she contributed to recommendations for legislation concerning school-based mental health services, drawing from 19 years of advocacy, community activism, and outreach.
(856) 326-2812 View (856) 326-2812
Photo of Christine Denario Psy. D., Psychologist in 08034, NJ
Christine Denario Psy. D.
Psychologist
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034  (Online Only)
I listen. Whether you've come to me for psychotherapy or for a psychological evaluation, listening is the key that unlocks the door to an understanding of you and your story. Learning your story, told in your words and from your perspective, is my privilege. Coupled with my diagnostic and therapeutic skills, the story you share with me provides a foundation on which we build a working relationship to create the hopeful change you envision for your life.
I listen. Whether you've come to me for psychotherapy or for a psychological evaluation, listening is the key that unlocks the door to an understanding of you and your story. Learning your story, told in your words and from your perspective, is my privilege. Coupled with my diagnostic and therapeutic skills, the story you share with me provides a foundation on which we build a working relationship to create the hopeful change you envision for your life.
(717) 210-4704 View (717) 210-4704
Photo of Janet A Castellini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08034, NJ
Janet A Castellini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LCADC, CGP, NCPsyA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Here are two things I think are important about therapy: 1) People can find relief for symptoms like worry, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, and craving; and 2) People can build psychological strength. Psychological strength allows people to have more fulfilling relationships, use their capacities more effectively, and bring more flexibility and creativity to problems in living.
Here are two things I think are important about therapy: 1) People can find relief for symptoms like worry, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, and craving; and 2) People can build psychological strength. Psychological strength allows people to have more fulfilling relationships, use their capacities more effectively, and bring more flexibility and creativity to problems in living.
(609) 357-0888 View (609) 357-0888
Photo of Angelo Fouras, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08034, NJ
Angelo Fouras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
I am patient, kind, and will use all of my knowledge and experience in helping you overcome your stress and your troubles without judgement. I have more than 15 years of direct practice experience and I have learned that everyone's unique life journey calls for an individualized plan. As for my background and experience, since attaining my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, I have worked in the mental health field conducting home visits, running groups, and working as an outpatient clinician working with couples, families, and on an one-on-one basis.
I am patient, kind, and will use all of my knowledge and experience in helping you overcome your stress and your troubles without judgement. I have more than 15 years of direct practice experience and I have learned that everyone's unique life journey calls for an individualized plan. As for my background and experience, since attaining my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, I have worked in the mental health field conducting home visits, running groups, and working as an outpatient clinician working with couples, families, and on an one-on-one basis.
(856) 677-5783 View (856) 677-5783
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Rebecca Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hi! My name is Becky Clark and I’m a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey. I have four years of clinical experience working in the behavioral/mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, military families and veterans, coping with life changes, and executive and professional coaching. I also am highly interested in helping out neurodivergent populations (ADHD and Autism) and military families.
Hi! My name is Becky Clark and I’m a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey. I have four years of clinical experience working in the behavioral/mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, military families and veterans, coping with life changes, and executive and professional coaching. I also am highly interested in helping out neurodivergent populations (ADHD and Autism) and military families.
(856) 474-3185 View (856) 474-3185
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Colleen McCay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Navigating through life can be challenging. We all handle those challenges in many different ways. Trusting ourselves to meet those needs on our own is an awesome life skill. But, there are times when reaching out for support during those challenging times becomes necessary. This is a brave and daunting step to take. I feel honored to join you on this journey of healing every step of the way. Counseling provides the insight necessary to work on the issues that are a barrier between you and living your best life.
Navigating through life can be challenging. We all handle those challenges in many different ways. Trusting ourselves to meet those needs on our own is an awesome life skill. But, there are times when reaching out for support during those challenging times becomes necessary. This is a brave and daunting step to take. I feel honored to join you on this journey of healing every step of the way. Counseling provides the insight necessary to work on the issues that are a barrier between you and living your best life.
(856) 672-5183 View (856) 672-5183
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Erin Parks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
I received my Bachelor in Social Work degree from GCC in 1987, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 1996 and completed specialized training at Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center shortly after. In addition, I am licensed to treat Substance Abuse Disorders and have many years experience working with trauma, mental health disorders and relationship issues.
I received my Bachelor in Social Work degree from GCC in 1987, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from NYU in 1996 and completed specialized training at Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center shortly after. In addition, I am licensed to treat Substance Abuse Disorders and have many years experience working with trauma, mental health disorders and relationship issues.
(856) 481-7178 x1 View (856) 481-7178 x1
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Jackelyn Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hi my name is Jackelyn Alvarez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2017. I have several years of experience working in various settings ranging from Respite care, Supportive housing, Outpatient clinic, and Intensive In Community Counseling. I'm also bilingual in Spanish and have years of experience with tele-health sessions. I have worked with a variety of population and age ranges from children up to geriatric.
Hi my name is Jackelyn Alvarez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2017. I have several years of experience working in various settings ranging from Respite care, Supportive housing, Outpatient clinic, and Intensive In Community Counseling. I'm also bilingual in Spanish and have years of experience with tele-health sessions. I have worked with a variety of population and age ranges from children up to geriatric.
(856) 300-6198 View (856) 300-6198
Photo of Carolyn Hannan Bell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08034, NJ
Carolyn Hannan Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034  (Online Only)
Our relationship is the most important part of the therapeutic process. Trust, comfort and clear communication promotes change and positive life transistion. I believe strongly in a calm and safe environment along with conversation, understanding and therapeutic homework. So many of us struggle with focusing on others rather than on ourselves. Taking responsibility and control of our own lives is the first step in creating emotional health. I have worked in this area for my entire career and greatly enjoy helping my clients to take the wheel of their own life! I offer Video or Telephone sessions for your convenience.
Our relationship is the most important part of the therapeutic process. Trust, comfort and clear communication promotes change and positive life transistion. I believe strongly in a calm and safe environment along with conversation, understanding and therapeutic homework. So many of us struggle with focusing on others rather than on ourselves. Taking responsibility and control of our own lives is the first step in creating emotional health. I have worked in this area for my entire career and greatly enjoy helping my clients to take the wheel of their own life! I offer Video or Telephone sessions for your convenience.
(856) 672-3572 View (856) 672-3572
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Allison Santero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hi there, I'm Allison Santero, LCSW. I have been a Clinical Therapist for over 20 years, treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in healthcare/ hospital settings, which broadens my skill set and allows me to take into consideration how physical health affects emotional health. I have experience working with individuals and families going through difficult transitions such as divorce, trauma or academic challenges, as well as anxiety, depression, self harm and bullying with coinciding diagnosis. I have also worked with and have experience with the LGBTQ community.
Hi there, I'm Allison Santero, LCSW. I have been a Clinical Therapist for over 20 years, treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I have extensive experience in healthcare/ hospital settings, which broadens my skill set and allows me to take into consideration how physical health affects emotional health. I have experience working with individuals and families going through difficult transitions such as divorce, trauma or academic challenges, as well as anxiety, depression, self harm and bullying with coinciding diagnosis. I have also worked with and have experience with the LGBTQ community.
(856) 681-9514 x1 View (856) 681-9514 x1
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Rea Allarey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Hi there, I’m Rea Allarey. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times. I help people get through them. Whether you're going through depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, health issues or interpersonal stressors, I can assist you. Everyone deserves to be heard and supported. We can work together to develop effective ways of coping with life’s upheavals. I look forward to working with you!
Hi there, I’m Rea Allarey. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times. I help people get through them. Whether you're going through depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, health issues or interpersonal stressors, I can assist you. Everyone deserves to be heard and supported. We can work together to develop effective ways of coping with life’s upheavals. I look forward to working with you!
(856) 415-3906 View (856) 415-3906
Photo of Kinga Lewinski, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08034, NJ
Kinga Lewinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034  (Online Only)
Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. I am here to remind you that it doesn’t have to be. If you’re ready to find satisfaction and fulfillment in life again, I am here to help. As a warm, empathetic, and open-minded therapist, I strive to create a space free of judgment where we can work together to help you utilize your unique strengths to overcome various obstacles, process difficult emotions, and create goals that will help you get to where you want to be.
Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. I am here to remind you that it doesn’t have to be. If you’re ready to find satisfaction and fulfillment in life again, I am here to help. As a warm, empathetic, and open-minded therapist, I strive to create a space free of judgment where we can work together to help you utilize your unique strengths to overcome various obstacles, process difficult emotions, and create goals that will help you get to where you want to be.
(856) 230-7396 View (856) 230-7396

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Number of Therapists in 08034

300+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 08034 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in 08034 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08034?

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.