Therapists in 08876

Photo of Michele Levin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08876, NJ
Michele Levin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Former Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at one of the largest outpatient programs in New Jersey, I co-own BluePrint Mental Health with my husband John Mopper. I confidently treat children, adolescents and their families to cope with and overcome the barriers they are currently facing. Children and teens often shut down or act out when they are struggling and do not have the skillset to express themselves in healthy ways, which can leave a parent lost as to what is happening with their child and what to do.
Former Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at one of the largest outpatient programs in New Jersey, I co-own BluePrint Mental Health with my husband John Mopper. I confidently treat children, adolescents and their families to cope with and overcome the barriers they are currently facing. Children and teens often shut down or act out when they are struggling and do not have the skillset to express themselves in healthy ways, which can leave a parent lost as to what is happening with their child and what to do.
(732) 490-7142 View (732) 490-7142
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Mary Altonji
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
Experiencing sadness? Pleasurable activities no longer fun? Worried or anxious all the time? Can't shake off the feelings? Problems in a relationship? New retirement a struggle? Trouble adjusting to the loss of your loved one? I offer help with depression, anxiety, loss, relationships, life transitions and stress. I have over 20 years of clinical experience and I love my work! I am mindful of the privilege and sacred trust given to me by those who engage my services. I place a very high value on compassionate, attuned listening and careful attention to "the figuring out" and resolution of difficulties.
Experiencing sadness? Pleasurable activities no longer fun? Worried or anxious all the time? Can't shake off the feelings? Problems in a relationship? New retirement a struggle? Trouble adjusting to the loss of your loved one? I offer help with depression, anxiety, loss, relationships, life transitions and stress. I have over 20 years of clinical experience and I love my work! I am mindful of the privilege and sacred trust given to me by those who engage my services. I place a very high value on compassionate, attuned listening and careful attention to "the figuring out" and resolution of difficulties.
(908) 219-7235 View (908) 219-7235
Photo of Sarah Lundy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Sarah Lundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Sarah, I'm a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist and community partner at Healing Reimagined. I've been providing trauma informed counseling in non-profits, sexual violence prevention programs, and long-term mental health & substance abuse treatment for the last 5 years. I primarily work with individuals who are navigating anxiety and life changes, folks who have been affected by interpersonal violence, addiction, or other traumas. My intention is to create a space that feels secure for folks to feel seen and heard for who they are, while moving through their own healing process.
Hi! My name is Sarah, I'm a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist and community partner at Healing Reimagined. I've been providing trauma informed counseling in non-profits, sexual violence prevention programs, and long-term mental health & substance abuse treatment for the last 5 years. I primarily work with individuals who are navigating anxiety and life changes, folks who have been affected by interpersonal violence, addiction, or other traumas. My intention is to create a space that feels secure for folks to feel seen and heard for who they are, while moving through their own healing process.
(908) 663-1340 View (908) 663-1340
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Inner Light Counseling NJ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
Our therapists are here to help you get through the struggles you might be facing. Each therapist is devoted to helping you work through such issues as relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, marriage and relationship counseling and many more. When you call our office, we will match you up with the best therapist suited to meet your needs and help you with the particular issues you might be dealing with at the time.
Our therapists are here to help you get through the struggles you might be facing. Each therapist is devoted to helping you work through such issues as relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, marriage and relationship counseling and many more. When you call our office, we will match you up with the best therapist suited to meet your needs and help you with the particular issues you might be dealing with at the time.
(908) 707-0212 View (908) 707-0212
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Kerry Pearson-Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping children and their families who have experienced trauma, grief and acute family conflict. With over 15 years of experience working in related fields of school based programs, community mental health, case management, crisis intervention, trauma, grief and loss, I have a practice specialty of working with at-risk youth and their families. As a family therapist, I assist families' to problem-solve, communicate and work towards positive functioning at home and school. I also counsel adults and couples who experience marital difficulties, life transitions, grief and loss and psychological issues.
I specialize in helping children and their families who have experienced trauma, grief and acute family conflict. With over 15 years of experience working in related fields of school based programs, community mental health, case management, crisis intervention, trauma, grief and loss, I have a practice specialty of working with at-risk youth and their families. As a family therapist, I assist families' to problem-solve, communicate and work towards positive functioning at home and school. I also counsel adults and couples who experience marital difficulties, life transitions, grief and loss and psychological issues.
(908) 660-0522 x304 View (908) 660-0522 x304
Photo of Leslie S. Tsukroff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Leslie S. Tsukroff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Struggling with "adulting"? Approaching retirement or recently retired? Contemplating a new career or just changed jobs? First-time parent or empty-nester? Recent graduate? Adapting to a new marriage, relationship, blended family? Newly divorced or separated? Whether it’s a shift in your career, transition to a new school or job, family composition, marital or employment status, adjusting to change is stressful and challenging.
Struggling with "adulting"? Approaching retirement or recently retired? Contemplating a new career or just changed jobs? First-time parent or empty-nester? Recent graduate? Adapting to a new marriage, relationship, blended family? Newly divorced or separated? Whether it’s a shift in your career, transition to a new school or job, family composition, marital or employment status, adjusting to change is stressful and challenging.
(908) 304-9768 View (908) 304-9768
Photo of Deborah Kaschak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Deborah Kaschak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876  (Online Only)
I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and work with a diverse group of clients, including children, adults, couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical social worker and hold graduate degrees in both Social Work and Psychology. I have experience in helping clients cope with various issues, including mood disorders, panic disorder, stress and anxiety, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, anger management, and general relationship issues. I have experience in the field of adoption, helping couples work through grief and loss issues related to infertility and educating families about adoption and parenting issues.
I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and work with a diverse group of clients, including children, adults, couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical social worker and hold graduate degrees in both Social Work and Psychology. I have experience in helping clients cope with various issues, including mood disorders, panic disorder, stress and anxiety, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, anger management, and general relationship issues. I have experience in the field of adoption, helping couples work through grief and loss issues related to infertility and educating families about adoption and parenting issues.
(908) 845-8411 View (908) 845-8411
Photo of Steven Sohnle, Psychologist in 08876, NJ
Steven Sohnle
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Are you living with chronic worry, self-doubt, panic attacks, self-isolation or excessive sadness? Life transitions (e.g. starting or struggling in college or a new job, retirement, marriage, divorce) can be more stressful than you anticipated. Therapy can address a specific problem (e.g., chronic procrastination, avoidance, insomnia) or engage deeper issues such as meaning, purpose, mortality or the responsibility that comes with having choices. See drsohnle.com for more detail.
Are you living with chronic worry, self-doubt, panic attacks, self-isolation or excessive sadness? Life transitions (e.g. starting or struggling in college or a new job, retirement, marriage, divorce) can be more stressful than you anticipated. Therapy can address a specific problem (e.g., chronic procrastination, avoidance, insomnia) or engage deeper issues such as meaning, purpose, mortality or the responsibility that comes with having choices. See drsohnle.com for more detail.
(908) 628-1141 View (908) 628-1141
Photo of Courtney E Battista, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08876, NJ
Courtney E Battista
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdM, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Welcome! I am a Psychotherapist (in practice since 2010) and owner of Mindful Life Therapy LLC in Somerville, NJ. MLT (est. 2012) is a team of professional, compassionate, and skillful Clinicians. Treating adolescents through adults who struggle with a variety of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral issues in individual and family counseling. Specialties include: Mood Disorders, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, PTSD, Adjustment concerns, and Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition we work with individuals who are struggling with everyday issues and adjustments.
Welcome! I am a Psychotherapist (in practice since 2010) and owner of Mindful Life Therapy LLC in Somerville, NJ. MLT (est. 2012) is a team of professional, compassionate, and skillful Clinicians. Treating adolescents through adults who struggle with a variety of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral issues in individual and family counseling. Specialties include: Mood Disorders, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, PTSD, Adjustment concerns, and Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition we work with individuals who are struggling with everyday issues and adjustments.
(908) 332-5994 View (908) 332-5994
Photo of Sharon D Anuario, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Sharon D Anuario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW, License, LCADC
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I am an experienced licensced clinical therapist providing counseling services to adults, adolescents & children. I will help give you the skills to improve your life and facilitate positive and effective changes. We will work together to understand and work through the issues. My work experience consists of providing individual, family & group therapy at Somerset Medical Center Outpatient Program (dual diagnosis) helping adults manage their illness. Also, was employed at Princeton Behavioral Health working with Trauma Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT & Process). I am currently seeing clients both in person and virtual.
I am an experienced licensced clinical therapist providing counseling services to adults, adolescents & children. I will help give you the skills to improve your life and facilitate positive and effective changes. We will work together to understand and work through the issues. My work experience consists of providing individual, family & group therapy at Somerset Medical Center Outpatient Program (dual diagnosis) helping adults manage their illness. Also, was employed at Princeton Behavioral Health working with Trauma Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT & Process). I am currently seeing clients both in person and virtual.
(908) 264-2899 View (908) 264-2899
Photo of Jacqueline Stadler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Jacqueline Stadler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
My goal is to provide a warm, empathetic and safe environment conducive to sharing difficult issues that may be holding you back from living your most satisfied and fulfilled life. Finding a therapist that is relatable is such an important treatment consideration. I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years helping adolescents and adults presenting symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, Bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, and difficult life transitions. Therapy is a collaborative process and we will work together to create achievable goals that build upon one another so that you can have the best quality of life.
My goal is to provide a warm, empathetic and safe environment conducive to sharing difficult issues that may be holding you back from living your most satisfied and fulfilled life. Finding a therapist that is relatable is such an important treatment consideration. I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years helping adolescents and adults presenting symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, Bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, and difficult life transitions. Therapy is a collaborative process and we will work together to create achievable goals that build upon one another so that you can have the best quality of life.
(908) 364-5308 View (908) 364-5308
Photo of Blueprint Mental Health, Counselor in 08876, NJ
Blueprint Mental Health
Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Blueprint Mental Health offers specialized outpatient counseling services for children, teens, and adults. We offer in person sessions in Somerville, New Jersey and virtual sessions anywhere in the state. Our expert team is dedicated to providing tailored support and guidance to individuals navigating through various mental health challenges. From anxiety and depression to behavioral issues and trauma, we offer comprehensive solutions to promote healing and well-being. Explore our website to learn more about our approach, services, and how we can support you or your loved ones on the journey to mental wellness.
Blueprint Mental Health offers specialized outpatient counseling services for children, teens, and adults. We offer in person sessions in Somerville, New Jersey and virtual sessions anywhere in the state. Our expert team is dedicated to providing tailored support and guidance to individuals navigating through various mental health challenges. From anxiety and depression to behavioral issues and trauma, we offer comprehensive solutions to promote healing and well-being. Explore our website to learn more about our approach, services, and how we can support you or your loved ones on the journey to mental wellness.
(908) 620-5140 View (908) 620-5140
Photo of Rene Bavosa, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08876, NJ
Rene Bavosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branchburg, NJ 08876
I believe that each individual person is the expert on their own life and at times need support, safety, and guidance to navigate life’s challenges. Using collaboration, transparency, and trust in the therapeutic relationship, we allow for a supportive atmosphere for change to unfold. As a clinician, I aim to mold the therapeutic experience to be what each individual person needs to succeed. Through an integrative approach, my goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathic, understanding and honest space.
I believe that each individual person is the expert on their own life and at times need support, safety, and guidance to navigate life’s challenges. Using collaboration, transparency, and trust in the therapeutic relationship, we allow for a supportive atmosphere for change to unfold. As a clinician, I aim to mold the therapeutic experience to be what each individual person needs to succeed. Through an integrative approach, my goal is to create a non-judgmental, empathic, understanding and honest space.
(908) 895-5375 View (908) 895-5375
Photo of Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, Psychologist in 08876, NJ
Geraldine V. Oades-Sese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Life is filled with many opportunities as well as challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents recognize and seize those opportunities and overcome any challenges and obstacles that get in their way. By helping them create a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand their repertoire of problem-solving skills, they can live a healthy, satisfying, and successful social and academic life. The earlier these skills are cultivated within the child or adolescent, the greater the opportunities to practice and utilize them to their benefit.
Life is filled with many opportunities as well as challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents recognize and seize those opportunities and overcome any challenges and obstacles that get in their way. By helping them create a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand their repertoire of problem-solving skills, they can live a healthy, satisfying, and successful social and academic life. The earlier these skills are cultivated within the child or adolescent, the greater the opportunities to practice and utilize them to their benefit.
(732) 993-7262 View (732) 993-7262
Photo of Joanne S Reynolds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Joanne S Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
Being a therapist for twenty plus years, it always fascinates me to watch someone overcome their difficulties and find peace and joy in their life. I hope you will allow me to assist you in your journey! I have experience working with individuals, couples and families and have been trained in a wide variety of techniques. I utilize an eclectic approach and the methods are driven by your needs. I have a direct, nurturing approach and feel that a good relationship between us is crucial to the therapeutic process.
Being a therapist for twenty plus years, it always fascinates me to watch someone overcome their difficulties and find peace and joy in their life. I hope you will allow me to assist you in your journey! I have experience working with individuals, couples and families and have been trained in a wide variety of techniques. I utilize an eclectic approach and the methods are driven by your needs. I have a direct, nurturing approach and feel that a good relationship between us is crucial to the therapeutic process.
(201) 306-3578 View (201) 306-3578
Photo of Amy Rivituso, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08876, NJ
Amy Rivituso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety and trauma. I specialize in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, PTSD, and complex trauma. My ideal client is someone who is ready to gain insight into their experiences, and to work towards personal growth. I will help you feel empowered, and more fulfilled.
I enjoy working with relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety and trauma. I specialize in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, PTSD, and complex trauma. My ideal client is someone who is ready to gain insight into their experiences, and to work towards personal growth. I will help you feel empowered, and more fulfilled.
(908) 540-7151 View (908) 540-7151
Photo of Bebe Brezanin-Brusky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08876, NJ
Bebe Brezanin-Brusky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branchburg, NJ 08876
We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, for some, anxiety seriously interferes with their lives - relationships, careers and ability to feel joy. Are you experiencing any of the following: excessive worries, inability to concentrate, muscle tension, restlessness, shortness of breath, fear of social situations, uncontrollable negative thoughts, upset stomach/nausea?
We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, for some, anxiety seriously interferes with their lives - relationships, careers and ability to feel joy. Are you experiencing any of the following: excessive worries, inability to concentrate, muscle tension, restlessness, shortness of breath, fear of social situations, uncontrollable negative thoughts, upset stomach/nausea?
(908) 279-0438 View (908) 279-0438
Photo of Janet Altman, Psychologist in 08876, NJ
Janet Altman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
As an experienced psychotherapist I have derived much satisfaction in helping people feel and function better. My theoretical orientation combines psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and systems approaches.
As an experienced psychotherapist I have derived much satisfaction in helping people feel and function better. My theoretical orientation combines psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and systems approaches.
(908) 301-6139 View (908) 301-6139
Photo of Andrea Blumberg, Counselor in 08876, NJ
Andrea Blumberg
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Somerville, NJ 08876
Accepting New Clients! Welcome. Starting therapy can feel scary and vulnerable. My goal is to provide an accepting and non-judgmental environment for you to process your feelings. We will work together to find the right approach to meet your goals. Together we will overcome grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I also have a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
Accepting New Clients! Welcome. Starting therapy can feel scary and vulnerable. My goal is to provide an accepting and non-judgmental environment for you to process your feelings. We will work together to find the right approach to meet your goals. Together we will overcome grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I also have a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
(908) 443-9626 x500 View (908) 443-9626 x500
Photo of Kendra Haluska, Psychologist in 08876, NJ
Kendra Haluska
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Somerville, NJ 08876
Stress has brought you here, and together we will pave the path toward reducing that stress. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and adults. Whether it is anxiety that paralyzes you, depression that isolates you, or relationship stress that weighs you down, there is hope in the therapeutic process to change and renew your life. In the safe, compassionate environment I provide you will begin to work through those thoughts, feelings, and patterns holding you back from the happiness you so deserve.
Stress has brought you here, and together we will pave the path toward reducing that stress. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and adults. Whether it is anxiety that paralyzes you, depression that isolates you, or relationship stress that weighs you down, there is hope in the therapeutic process to change and renew your life. In the safe, compassionate environment I provide you will begin to work through those thoughts, feelings, and patterns holding you back from the happiness you so deserve.
(201) 669-3349 View (201) 669-3349

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08876

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 08876 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
70% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
54% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08876 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08876?

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.