Therapists in 08536

Photo of Jamie Siegel, Psychologist in 08536, NJ
Jamie Siegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Whether it's your first time looking for a therapist or you're interested in a new perspective, I welcome you to my practice. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you don't have to go through life's ups and downs alone. My style is genuine, warm, and collaborative. Through exploration of your thoughts and feelings, we will work together to address your treatment goals and help you feel more like yourself again.
Whether it's your first time looking for a therapist or you're interested in a new perspective, I welcome you to my practice. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you don't have to go through life's ups and downs alone. My style is genuine, warm, and collaborative. Through exploration of your thoughts and feelings, we will work together to address your treatment goals and help you feel more like yourself again.
(609) 785-3115 View (609) 785-3115
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Maureen Gerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, CPE, CSW, SD
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536  (Online Only)
For the past 25 years, my life's work has been moving people into mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I rise early to give people strategies for healthy living. When your mental, emotional and spiritual wellness is aligned, you're moving forward and reaching for what's ahead with courage and strength!
For the past 25 years, my life's work has been moving people into mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I rise early to give people strategies for healthy living. When your mental, emotional and spiritual wellness is aligned, you're moving forward and reaching for what's ahead with courage and strength!
(609) 601-4794 View (609) 601-4794
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Heather Brooke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Are you looking for a safe place to talk about your past, unhealthy patterns, your feelings or conflict you are experiencing? Perhaps you have difficulties with relationships, find yourself shutting down or pushing people away. Or maybe you are overwhelmed, stressed or unhappy and are looking for hope and answers. Are you experiencing questions about your faith, or perhaps you're trying to process trauma or your sexuality, gender or have loved ones who are? I am here to help you process and to bring clarity to steps you can take to move toward healthy responses and relationships. I am here to help. I hope to connect with you soon.
Are you looking for a safe place to talk about your past, unhealthy patterns, your feelings or conflict you are experiencing? Perhaps you have difficulties with relationships, find yourself shutting down or pushing people away. Or maybe you are overwhelmed, stressed or unhappy and are looking for hope and answers. Are you experiencing questions about your faith, or perhaps you're trying to process trauma or your sexuality, gender or have loved ones who are? I am here to help you process and to bring clarity to steps you can take to move toward healthy responses and relationships. I am here to help. I hope to connect with you soon.
(609) 245-6116 View (609) 245-6116
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Leonard V Pisano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Dr. Leonard V. Pisano has over 30 years experience as a school Psychologist offering psychological services to both general and special education students. Evaluations include Psycho-Ed and School Neuropsychological assessments addressing learning, behavioral and social-emotional issues. The evaluation examines the student's strengths, weaknesses, how information is utilized and the impact of learning environments. Dr. Pisano's therapeutic services reflect consultation, advocacy, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and goal-setting techniques dealing with adjustment problems and coping strategies.
Dr. Leonard V. Pisano has over 30 years experience as a school Psychologist offering psychological services to both general and special education students. Evaluations include Psycho-Ed and School Neuropsychological assessments addressing learning, behavioral and social-emotional issues. The evaluation examines the student's strengths, weaknesses, how information is utilized and the impact of learning environments. Dr. Pisano's therapeutic services reflect consultation, advocacy, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and goal-setting techniques dealing with adjustment problems and coping strategies.
(609) 770-4072 View (609) 770-4072
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Matthew Samuels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536  (Online Only)
Sometimes we believe the negativity that is around as well as directed at us. Sometimes emotions can become overwhelming and confusing and we start to believe things are hopeless. This can affect our lives and our relationships to those around us.
Sometimes we believe the negativity that is around as well as directed at us. Sometimes emotions can become overwhelming and confusing and we start to believe things are hopeless. This can affect our lives and our relationships to those around us.
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Barbara Duchnowski (Book Now)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACHt, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainsboro, NJ 08536  (Online Only)
The rug has been pulled out beneath you; your relationship is over. The life you once had is now gone and the future so uncertain. How could this have happened? Your emotional wounds so raw and painful.. it's hard to even get out of bed. The crying spells just can’t seem to stop no matter how hard you try to get through the day. Focusing on your work or daily tasks seems impossible. Your partner who once declared their love has now caused so much pain.Your confusion and heartbreak are unbearable at times. You can't help but be stuck in thoughts of the past and fears of the future;unable to be in the present moment. Lost & alone.
The rug has been pulled out beneath you; your relationship is over. The life you once had is now gone and the future so uncertain. How could this have happened? Your emotional wounds so raw and painful.. it's hard to even get out of bed. The crying spells just can’t seem to stop no matter how hard you try to get through the day. Focusing on your work or daily tasks seems impossible. Your partner who once declared their love has now caused so much pain.Your confusion and heartbreak are unbearable at times. You can't help but be stuck in thoughts of the past and fears of the future;unable to be in the present moment. Lost & alone.
(609) 372-5443 View (609) 372-5443
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Leslie Richmand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for over 30 years. I have particular expertise in treating eating disorders and adolescent issues but also work with all ages seeking help for a variety of issues which includes depression, anxiety, self harm, oppositional disorder, trauma, chronic pain and divorce as well as school, family and work related stress. I see individuals, couples and families in my practice. I offer weekday, evening and Saturday appointments.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for over 30 years. I have particular expertise in treating eating disorders and adolescent issues but also work with all ages seeking help for a variety of issues which includes depression, anxiety, self harm, oppositional disorder, trauma, chronic pain and divorce as well as school, family and work related stress. I see individuals, couples and families in my practice. I offer weekday, evening and Saturday appointments.
(609) 456-4482 View (609) 456-4482
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Haydee Pimentel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, burnt out, or unhappy with how things are going in your life? Are you finding yourself repeating unhealthy patterns and you’re unsure where to begin to break them? Are you just looking for a place to process and gain insight and clarity? Life can be challenging but you don’t have to navigate it on your own. I believe every individual has the capacity to change and I’m here to help!
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, burnt out, or unhappy with how things are going in your life? Are you finding yourself repeating unhealthy patterns and you’re unsure where to begin to break them? Are you just looking for a place to process and gain insight and clarity? Life can be challenging but you don’t have to navigate it on your own. I believe every individual has the capacity to change and I’m here to help!
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Johanna De Benedetto
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree from Rutgers University in Counseling Psychology and my Post-Masters coursework from Seton Hall University. I have worked in a variety of settings to include mental health and rehabilitation agencies providing counseling services to individuals struggling with various mental health issues and diagnoses from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds. I also have experience providing psychological testing and technology-based career and identity exploration.
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree from Rutgers University in Counseling Psychology and my Post-Masters coursework from Seton Hall University. I have worked in a variety of settings to include mental health and rehabilitation agencies providing counseling services to individuals struggling with various mental health issues and diagnoses from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds. I also have experience providing psychological testing and technology-based career and identity exploration.
(609) 834-4241 View (609) 834-4241
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Margaret Plantes
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Therapeutic Approaches:Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Pyscho-Education, Systems Theory. I believe in evidence-based, integrative methods designed for the individual, not a one size fits all approach. In my experience, people seek counseling when life is not working for them. They are distressed and often sad that a job, a marriage or schoolwork is overwhelming. Relationships may be troubled or reaching a breaking point. Trauma"“recent or long past"“take a toll on everyday living.
Therapeutic Approaches:Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Pyscho-Education, Systems Theory. I believe in evidence-based, integrative methods designed for the individual, not a one size fits all approach. In my experience, people seek counseling when life is not working for them. They are distressed and often sad that a job, a marriage or schoolwork is overwhelming. Relationships may be troubled or reaching a breaking point. Trauma"“recent or long past"“take a toll on everyday living.
(609) 354-7675 View (609) 354-7675
Photo of Moradeyo Adeyi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08536, NJ
Moradeyo Adeyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
(908) 503-2910 View (908) 503-2910
Photo of Brandyce Lombardo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08536, NJ
Brandyce Lombardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Brandyce received her BS in Behavioral Science at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 where she received departmental honors for her major. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2006 and graduated cum laude. She has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups. She received her clinical hours while working with a diverse population of individuals in need of intensive outpatient therapy.
Brandyce received her BS in Behavioral Science at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 where she received departmental honors for her major. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2006 and graduated cum laude. She has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups. She received her clinical hours while working with a diverse population of individuals in need of intensive outpatient therapy.
(609) 905-4171 View (609) 905-4171
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. Because we believe you're best served by a therapist who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. Because we believe you're best served by a therapist who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(609) 554-5630 View (609) 554-5630
Photo of Melissa Cramutolo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08536, NJ
Melissa Cramutolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
(908) 356-4481 View (908) 356-4481
Photo of Kelly A. Dauenheimer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08536, NJ
Kelly A. Dauenheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
My ideal client is motivated, open-minded, and committed to showing up and doing the work. I work to provide clients a supportive, safe, and warm environment where you feel comfortable talking about the challenges you are facing. I will work with you to identify your personal goals and strengths to help you achieve a more satisfied and fulfilled life that feels true and authentic to you! My clients ultimately want to overcome challenges and welcome change and feel secure being open and honest with themselves in our sessions together. I will be right there with you along the way. Please reach out if this sounds like you.
My ideal client is motivated, open-minded, and committed to showing up and doing the work. I work to provide clients a supportive, safe, and warm environment where you feel comfortable talking about the challenges you are facing. I will work with you to identify your personal goals and strengths to help you achieve a more satisfied and fulfilled life that feels true and authentic to you! My clients ultimately want to overcome challenges and welcome change and feel secure being open and honest with themselves in our sessions together. I will be right there with you along the way. Please reach out if this sounds like you.
(908) 529-8671 View (908) 529-8671
Photo of Megan Teperman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08536, NJ
Megan Teperman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Megan is a Licensed Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She graduated from Monmouth University with an MS in Mental Health Counseling. She gained experience from various settings: vocational rehabilitation, behavioral & mental health, grief counseling and has worked with adults, young adults, teens, and young children in OP, IOP, and PHP levels of care. Her patient's well-being is the ultimate concern. Developing trust to build a therapeutic relationship that allows the client to feel supported and safe to express themselves is important.
Megan is a Licensed Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She graduated from Monmouth University with an MS in Mental Health Counseling. She gained experience from various settings: vocational rehabilitation, behavioral & mental health, grief counseling and has worked with adults, young adults, teens, and young children in OP, IOP, and PHP levels of care. Her patient's well-being is the ultimate concern. Developing trust to build a therapeutic relationship that allows the client to feel supported and safe to express themselves is important.
(609) 733-5397 View (609) 733-5397
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Dione Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Dr. Dione Johnson is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2000. They graduated from California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Dr. Johnson works with individuals and families between the ages of 18-64 to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Dr. Johnson is here to support you in that process.
Dr. Dione Johnson is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2000. They graduated from California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Dr. Johnson works with individuals and families between the ages of 18-64 to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Dr. Johnson is here to support you in that process.
(609) 798-2506 View (609) 798-2506
Photo of Costenah Ward, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08536, NJ
Costenah Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
(908) 860-8113 View (908) 860-8113
Photo of Deborah Malik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08536, NJ
Deborah Malik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
My ideal client is someone who is able to utilize skills and insight gained in therapy to improve coping and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, etc. The client would be dealing with difficulty managing emotions, coping with stressful or difficult life events such as career challenges, trauma, relationship difficulties, communication challenges, loss, and illness. They would be looking for guidance and be open to learning about symptoms. Their ultimate goal would be to learn to manage emotions and to be able to adapt to new or changing circumstances in life.
My ideal client is someone who is able to utilize skills and insight gained in therapy to improve coping and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, etc. The client would be dealing with difficulty managing emotions, coping with stressful or difficult life events such as career challenges, trauma, relationship difficulties, communication challenges, loss, and illness. They would be looking for guidance and be open to learning about symptoms. Their ultimate goal would be to learn to manage emotions and to be able to adapt to new or changing circumstances in life.
(908) 540-7549 View (908) 540-7549
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Lori Goldman
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! As a counselor, I feel it is imperative to create an environment which enables clients to truly express what their thoughts and feelings are; a person must feel comfortable in their therapeutic setting. Counseling does not need to be a fear-provoking or anxiety-inducing experience, rather it should be a place a client looks forward going to in order to become the best version of themselves possible. I enjoy using various therapeutic modalities with clients, including Cognitive Behavior, Mindfulness, Emotion Focused, Solution Focused, and Psychoanalytic Therapies, among others.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! As a counselor, I feel it is imperative to create an environment which enables clients to truly express what their thoughts and feelings are; a person must feel comfortable in their therapeutic setting. Counseling does not need to be a fear-provoking or anxiety-inducing experience, rather it should be a place a client looks forward going to in order to become the best version of themselves possible. I enjoy using various therapeutic modalities with clients, including Cognitive Behavior, Mindfulness, Emotion Focused, Solution Focused, and Psychoanalytic Therapies, among others.
(732) 507-9509 View (732) 507-9509

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08536

60+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 08536 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
73% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
52% Life Transitions
48% ADHD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 08536 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08536?

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.