Therapists in 08701

Photo of Linda Bass, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08701, NJ
Linda Bass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LInda, Bass, MA/LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
I believe in treating everyone with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I have a range and variety of treatment experiences, including working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have a special ability to assess and counsel individuals in crisis. I have over 30 years of experience working in crisis intervention and crisis management within hospital type settings, as well as outpatient agencies. I prefer to work with individuals 18 and older. Currently, only providing virtual sessions.
I believe in treating everyone with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I have a range and variety of treatment experiences, including working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have a special ability to assess and counsel individuals in crisis. I have over 30 years of experience working in crisis intervention and crisis management within hospital type settings, as well as outpatient agencies. I prefer to work with individuals 18 and older. Currently, only providing virtual sessions.
(732) 334-3078 View (732) 334-3078
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Rachel Barasch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Do you somehow feel that your life is not as satisfying as you hoped it would be? You struggle through day to day responsibilities, all the while feeling you are not getting the result that you so much desire. I can help you feel empowered and gain effectiveness in your life and relationships, as well as the confidence that you are living the life that you so much want and deserve. I have a generalist practice, and have worked with clients from all walks of life, with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self esteem, relational, family and adjustment challenges.
Do you somehow feel that your life is not as satisfying as you hoped it would be? You struggle through day to day responsibilities, all the while feeling you are not getting the result that you so much desire. I can help you feel empowered and gain effectiveness in your life and relationships, as well as the confidence that you are living the life that you so much want and deserve. I have a generalist practice, and have worked with clients from all walks of life, with symptoms of depression, anxiety, self esteem, relational, family and adjustment challenges.
(848) 225-8969 View (848) 225-8969
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Yeslie Solis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
I have immediate availability to see clients virtually in English & Spanish. Asking for help can be hard, whether it's the uncertainty, the fear, or simply not knowing what to expect with the therapy process. Throughout life we will be presented with challenges and sometimes we need someone in our corner to guide us and find hope to build a life worth living. Mind Soul Wellness was created to instill hope and purpose into individuals who are in need.
I have immediate availability to see clients virtually in English & Spanish. Asking for help can be hard, whether it's the uncertainty, the fear, or simply not knowing what to expect with the therapy process. Throughout life we will be presented with challenges and sometimes we need someone in our corner to guide us and find hope to build a life worth living. Mind Soul Wellness was created to instill hope and purpose into individuals who are in need.
(732) 344-4365 View (732) 344-4365
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Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
You wish your child would follow the bedtime or breakfast routine better. Your child seems unable to communicate, problem solve, reflect, or play with friends. Your child has difficulty with homework or following rules. Your child gets into trouble at school or with the kids on the block. You want your child to learn the art of communication, how to express their emotions in appropriate ways or to understand other people’s feelings. Your child needs help! You have tried everything you know including interventions. You feel frustrated and emotionally drained. You agonize about their behavior that is affecting the rest of the family.
You wish your child would follow the bedtime or breakfast routine better. Your child seems unable to communicate, problem solve, reflect, or play with friends. Your child has difficulty with homework or following rules. Your child gets into trouble at school or with the kids on the block. You want your child to learn the art of communication, how to express their emotions in appropriate ways or to understand other people’s feelings. Your child needs help! You have tried everything you know including interventions. You feel frustrated and emotionally drained. You agonize about their behavior that is affecting the rest of the family.
(732) 994-6869 View (732) 994-6869
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Eli Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
It’s hard to remember the last time you woke up feeling rested. When you actually do sleep, you wish that you hadn’t . The nightmares that ensue, reminding you of the horror you so desperately want to escape from, come back to haunt you at night. The daytime is no reprieve either, those flashbacks are the worst of them all. The expression of “being caught between a rock and a hard place” starts to take on a whole new dimension.
It’s hard to remember the last time you woke up feeling rested. When you actually do sleep, you wish that you hadn’t . The nightmares that ensue, reminding you of the horror you so desperately want to escape from, come back to haunt you at night. The daytime is no reprieve either, those flashbacks are the worst of them all. The expression of “being caught between a rock and a hard place” starts to take on a whole new dimension.
(908) 883-4432 View (908) 883-4432
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Michelle Halle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
From the outside, your life looks wonderful. But somehow, it doesn’t feel wonderful at all. Everything in your life seems fine except for you. You are walled off from your feelings. It’s hard to connect to yourself and even harder to connect to other people. When asked what you want or what you feel, you have no idea. At times, you feel a deep emptiness, as if you’re hollow inside. When in a crowd, you feel lonelier than you do when you're by yourself. When things go wrong, you blame yourself so harshly that it’s downright mean.
From the outside, your life looks wonderful. But somehow, it doesn’t feel wonderful at all. Everything in your life seems fine except for you. You are walled off from your feelings. It’s hard to connect to yourself and even harder to connect to other people. When asked what you want or what you feel, you have no idea. At times, you feel a deep emptiness, as if you’re hollow inside. When in a crowd, you feel lonelier than you do when you're by yourself. When things go wrong, you blame yourself so harshly that it’s downright mean.
(732) 875-0337 View (732) 875-0337
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Meredith Zappia
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
My ideal client is someone who is grappling with substance use or addiction and is seeking a path to healing and positive change. I understand that individuals facing addiction often carry a heavy emotional burden and require a supportive and non-judgmental environment to navigate the complexities of their journey. My clients typically aspire to achieve sobriety, regain control of their lives, and foster healthier relationships. They seek personal growth, self-discovery, and a renewed sense of purpose. I recognize the importance of addressing the holistic well-being of the clients and meet all concerns with empathy and respect.
My ideal client is someone who is grappling with substance use or addiction and is seeking a path to healing and positive change. I understand that individuals facing addiction often carry a heavy emotional burden and require a supportive and non-judgmental environment to navigate the complexities of their journey. My clients typically aspire to achieve sobriety, regain control of their lives, and foster healthier relationships. They seek personal growth, self-discovery, and a renewed sense of purpose. I recognize the importance of addressing the holistic well-being of the clients and meet all concerns with empathy and respect.
(732) 538-9805 View (732) 538-9805
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Neil Schiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
If you need someone to talk with who will understand you, your depressed moods, your feelings, your detrimental behaviors, your anxiety, your relationships, your unfulfilled dreams, your nagging questions etc.. and assist YOU to understand them as well, I can help. If you want someone to talk with about the "stressful" events or disturbing interpersonal interactions of the week, I would love to guide you to process them in a more calming and positive perspective. I have been fortunate to have helped hundreds of clients via several mental health agencies and telehealth companies, and I may have availability to help you too
If you need someone to talk with who will understand you, your depressed moods, your feelings, your detrimental behaviors, your anxiety, your relationships, your unfulfilled dreams, your nagging questions etc.. and assist YOU to understand them as well, I can help. If you want someone to talk with about the "stressful" events or disturbing interpersonal interactions of the week, I would love to guide you to process them in a more calming and positive perspective. I have been fortunate to have helped hundreds of clients via several mental health agencies and telehealth companies, and I may have availability to help you too
(848) 257-5443 View (848) 257-5443
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Gershon (Gary) Basch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
You’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious all the time. It’s leaving you sad, unmotivated, without any energy, and it is sapping all the confidence out of you. And you’re going crazy from all the overthinking about your problems the whole day. Maybe some even think you are confident and successful, but you know that deep down you are insecure, indecisive, and feel like an imposter and if people knew you, you doubt that they would still like you or respect you. It seems like the difficulties in your life and past traumas have overtaken you and are holding you back.
You’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious all the time. It’s leaving you sad, unmotivated, without any energy, and it is sapping all the confidence out of you. And you’re going crazy from all the overthinking about your problems the whole day. Maybe some even think you are confident and successful, but you know that deep down you are insecure, indecisive, and feel like an imposter and if people knew you, you doubt that they would still like you or respect you. It seems like the difficulties in your life and past traumas have overtaken you and are holding you back.
(732) 554-1918 View (732) 554-1918
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Yehuda Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
As a Psychodrama therapist, I specialize in inner child work to help clients heal their past and live a healthier today. I support individuals, couples, and groups in overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and addiction. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and group psychodrama sessions to provide a safe environment for exploring personal issues. These sessions facilitate new insights, practice new behaviors, and promote healing and growth. Clients seek my help to improve their mental health and well-being and lead fulfilling lives.
As a Psychodrama therapist, I specialize in inner child work to help clients heal their past and live a healthier today. I support individuals, couples, and groups in overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and addiction. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and group psychodrama sessions to provide a safe environment for exploring personal issues. These sessions facilitate new insights, practice new behaviors, and promote healing and growth. Clients seek my help to improve their mental health and well-being and lead fulfilling lives.
(732) 641-4679 View (732) 641-4679
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Devora Follman-Informed Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
Welcome to Informed Behavioral Health (IBH). At IBH, we navigate the complexities of mental health care, providing tailored solutions for individuals needing a higher level of care than traditional outpatient treatment and empowering clinicians with expert guidance on higher level of care options. With over a decade of experience, Devora Follman, LCSW, leads our team, visits and connects with programs internationaly ensuring compassionate and an informed roadmap for your mental health journey.
Welcome to Informed Behavioral Health (IBH). At IBH, we navigate the complexities of mental health care, providing tailored solutions for individuals needing a higher level of care than traditional outpatient treatment and empowering clinicians with expert guidance on higher level of care options. With over a decade of experience, Devora Follman, LCSW, leads our team, visits and connects with programs internationaly ensuring compassionate and an informed roadmap for your mental health journey.
(848) 266-5887 View (848) 266-5887
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Dr. Shalom Augenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Well, look no further - you've come to the right place. I'm the type of therapist with whom you'll experience comfort, safety, warmth, understanding, and compassion all within a judgement-free environment. In my ten years of practicing, I've successfully helped hundreds of adolescents and adults achieve meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and personal lives. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, existentialism, addiction, are some of the many challenges people bring to my office.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Well, look no further - you've come to the right place. I'm the type of therapist with whom you'll experience comfort, safety, warmth, understanding, and compassion all within a judgement-free environment. In my ten years of practicing, I've successfully helped hundreds of adolescents and adults achieve meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and personal lives. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, existentialism, addiction, are some of the many challenges people bring to my office.
(732) 686-6651 View (732) 686-6651
Arcadia Clinic- Eating Disorder Treatment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Arcadia Clinic offers a broad range of eating disorder specialized care in a compassionate, collaborative and professional private practice setting. We provide full wrap-around services, supportive care, and education to help individuals obtain and sustain long-term eating disorder recovery in the community.
Arcadia Clinic offers a broad range of eating disorder specialized care in a compassionate, collaborative and professional private practice setting. We provide full wrap-around services, supportive care, and education to help individuals obtain and sustain long-term eating disorder recovery in the community.
(848) 283-6550 View (848) 283-6550
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Esther Bursztyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Lakewood, NJ, providing individual and group behavioral health services, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and mood disorders. I have trained extensively in the treatment of eating disorders, achieving designation as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In addition, I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech and in Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) by Melanie Harned, Phd, ABPP.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Lakewood, NJ, providing individual and group behavioral health services, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and mood disorders. I have trained extensively in the treatment of eating disorders, achieving designation as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In addition, I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech and in Dialectical Behavior Therapy-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) by Melanie Harned, Phd, ABPP.
(732) 479-8338 View (732) 479-8338
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Shmuel Brachfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Shmuel Brachfeld attained his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. He has extended experience in treating addictions of all kind, as well as the underlying traumas that lead to, and develop from addictive behaviors. He is also trained in treating concerned family members, helping them find hope, and create a new positive environment for themselves and their loved one.
Shmuel Brachfeld attained his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. He has extended experience in treating addictions of all kind, as well as the underlying traumas that lead to, and develop from addictive behaviors. He is also trained in treating concerned family members, helping them find hope, and create a new positive environment for themselves and their loved one.
(848) 204-1073 View (848) 204-1073
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OCD Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(732) 647-9525 View (732) 647-9525
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Christine Toler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Christine Toler, Chris, and I earned my Ed.S and LPC- MHSP in the state of Tennessee, and and an LPC in New Jersey and Delaware. I have been licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2010, and a School Counselor since 2006. I started being a believer in therapy when it first helped me over forty years ago, (as a child). I thought what a wonderful way to get to the root of the problem... and get rid of it. Since then I have been working on myself as a client as well as a acquiring a license to work with clients including teens, adults and families. I focus on solution based and non-judgmental cognitive therapy.
Hi. My name is Christine Toler, Chris, and I earned my Ed.S and LPC- MHSP in the state of Tennessee, and and an LPC in New Jersey and Delaware. I have been licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2010, and a School Counselor since 2006. I started being a believer in therapy when it first helped me over forty years ago, (as a child). I thought what a wonderful way to get to the root of the problem... and get rid of it. Since then I have been working on myself as a client as well as a acquiring a license to work with clients including teens, adults and families. I focus on solution based and non-judgmental cognitive therapy.
(732) 217-7679 View (732) 217-7679
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Nechie Feigenbaum, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Feel like you keep on getting stuck in patterns and behaviors that make you feel worse? Wondering why feeling good and healthy feels so elusive? Getting curious why your relationships aren't going how you want them to? Explore your inner world, work through procedural patterns, and create awareness and health to live the life you desire.
Feel like you keep on getting stuck in patterns and behaviors that make you feel worse? Wondering why feeling good and healthy feels so elusive? Getting curious why your relationships aren't going how you want them to? Explore your inner world, work through procedural patterns, and create awareness and health to live the life you desire.
(908) 373-8268 View (908) 373-8268
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Ely Weinschneider
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
I’m Dr. Ely Weinschneider, and for over 20 years I’ve been working as a licensed clinical psychologist, helping people like you find healing, overcome challenges, and strengthen their relationships. I work with teens, adults, and older adults, as well as with couples and parents.
I’m Dr. Ely Weinschneider, and for over 20 years I’ve been working as a licensed clinical psychologist, helping people like you find healing, overcome challenges, and strengthen their relationships. I work with teens, adults, and older adults, as well as with couples and parents.
(732) 795-5607 View (732) 795-5607
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Henna Wolff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
Are you an adult or older adult struggling with life transitions, or perhaps watching a loved one struggle with this? Are you figuring out how to cope with your new life circumstance and role that is expected of you? Are you struggling with a life-altering medical diagnosis? Are you struggling with coming to accept a loved one's medical diagnosis and scared of what your future might look like? Caregiver burnout? My work is focused on helping empower clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, how they relate to the world around them and to make healthier life choices.
Are you an adult or older adult struggling with life transitions, or perhaps watching a loved one struggle with this? Are you figuring out how to cope with your new life circumstance and role that is expected of you? Are you struggling with a life-altering medical diagnosis? Are you struggling with coming to accept a loved one's medical diagnosis and scared of what your future might look like? Caregiver burnout? My work is focused on helping empower clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, how they relate to the world around them and to make healthier life choices.
(908) 365-0079 View (908) 365-0079

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08701

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 08701 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08701 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08701?

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.