Linda Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R, BCD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Life transitions can be difficult on many levels. The issues that emerge in life that bring on the struggle of depression and anxiety. The loss of a loved one, the loss of employment can produce undue stress in life. Making coping appropriately difficult. These stressors often present itself as a block. Now causing you to feel blocked or stuck. With over 15 years experience,we can can identify what is is important and meaningful to you. Then we can proceed towards change.
Life transitions can be difficult on many levels. The issues that emerge in life that bring on the struggle of depression and anxiety. The loss of a loved one, the loss of employment can produce undue stress in life. Making coping appropriately difficult. These stressors often present itself as a block. Now causing you to feel blocked or stuck. With over 15 years experience,we can can identify what is is important and meaningful to you. Then we can proceed towards change.
(917) 791-4047 View (917) 791-4047
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Sheva Keleman-Meyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
In my perspective, therapy offers a meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. As a therapist, my focus is on creating a supportive space where you can address life's challenges. I believe in forming a close partnership with you, valuing your uniqueness, and tailoring therapy to fit your individual journey. With extensive experience in assisting young adults and women, I specialize in addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression, employing therapeutic methods like IFS, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT.
In my perspective, therapy offers a meaningful opportunity for self-discovery and healing. As a therapist, my focus is on creating a supportive space where you can address life's challenges. I believe in forming a close partnership with you, valuing your uniqueness, and tailoring therapy to fit your individual journey. With extensive experience in assisting young adults and women, I specialize in addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression, employing therapeutic methods like IFS, psychodynamic therapy, and CBT.
(718) 577-2922 View (718) 577-2922
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Dr. Jacqueline Mulone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Queens for 18 years. I am also a professor at Queens College where I teach clinical psychology. I see individuals from varying professions including teachers, administrators, CEO's, doctors and parents. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, parenting difficulties, ADHD, self-esteem/confidence difficulties and Illness Anxiety Disorder. I am very happy to speak with you to see if my services provide what you are looking for.
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Queens for 18 years. I am also a professor at Queens College where I teach clinical psychology. I see individuals from varying professions including teachers, administrators, CEO's, doctors and parents. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, parenting difficulties, ADHD, self-esteem/confidence difficulties and Illness Anxiety Disorder. I am very happy to speak with you to see if my services provide what you are looking for.
(917) 563-4546 View (917) 563-4546
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Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology llc
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
If you are feeling uncomfortable in an aspect of your life, I deliver psychological services for individuals affected by depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness and other conditions.
If you are feeling uncomfortable in an aspect of your life, I deliver psychological services for individuals affected by depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness and other conditions.
(347) 796-4554 View (347) 796-4554
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Sunny Liao
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor in NY. My background of immigrating to NYC has influenced my career path in mental health counseling. I wanted to be a professional to help people who have experienced difficulties in foreign countries. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and compassionate environment to work collaboratively on any issue, including cultural identity, acculturation, parental conflict, job and life stress, and relationship problems. I also have expertise working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adjustment difficulties.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in NY. My background of immigrating to NYC has influenced my career path in mental health counseling. I wanted to be a professional to help people who have experienced difficulties in foreign countries. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and compassionate environment to work collaboratively on any issue, including cultural identity, acculturation, parental conflict, job and life stress, and relationship problems. I also have expertise working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and adjustment difficulties.
(929) 556-6344 View (929) 556-6344
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Thrive Mental Health Holistic Wellness Counseling
Counselor
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
Thrive is a multicultural practice with clients from all ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our clients come to us for culturally relevant & generationally inclusive individual counseling to positively adjust to changes in their lives, better navigate anxiety, cope with depression, heal from grief, explore their identities, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and to unpack trauma/racial trauma so that they can live optimally happy lives. Our clients seek to heal from their pasts by learning healthy ways to change the connectivity of their thoughts, emotions & behaviors and to develop positive coping skills.
Thrive is a multicultural practice with clients from all ethnicities and sexual orientations. Our clients come to us for culturally relevant & generationally inclusive individual counseling to positively adjust to changes in their lives, better navigate anxiety, cope with depression, heal from grief, explore their identities, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and to unpack trauma/racial trauma so that they can live optimally happy lives. Our clients seek to heal from their pasts by learning healthy ways to change the connectivity of their thoughts, emotions & behaviors and to develop positive coping skills.
(646) 681-7170 View (646) 681-7170
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Anna Kalliagas, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a supportive approach to create a comfortable environment in which you can achieve your goals. I have experience treating trauma, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, parenting issues, and behavioral issues. I offer evidence based psychotherapy, which has been proven to be effective by the best available research.
I have over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize a supportive approach to create a comfortable environment in which you can achieve your goals. I have experience treating trauma, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, parenting issues, and behavioral issues. I offer evidence based psychotherapy, which has been proven to be effective by the best available research.
(917) 652-6859 View (917) 652-6859
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Ann D. Gracer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I work best with those struggling w/challenging issues like borderline personality disorder, depression/bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia/psychotic disorders. I also work well w/everyday issues like Panic and Anxiety. I'm active and involved. I'm not one of those therapists who just sits there. I love working in Queens because it is the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all religions, nationalities, and cultures. I welcome working with Orthodox Jews and other religiously committed individuals.
I work best with those struggling w/challenging issues like borderline personality disorder, depression/bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia/psychotic disorders. I also work well w/everyday issues like Panic and Anxiety. I'm active and involved. I'm not one of those therapists who just sits there. I love working in Queens because it is the most ethnically diverse county in the nation. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all religions, nationalities, and cultures. I welcome working with Orthodox Jews and other religiously committed individuals.
(718) 354-8786 View (718) 354-8786
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Rachel Babikian
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, HC
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals feel better and get the life they want by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This approach is a practical, solution-focused therapy that explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. It helps identify and change negative thinking patterns contributing to emotional distress or difficulties. By teaching specific skills and techniques, CBT empowers individuals to manage challenges more effectively. It aims to break overwhelming problems into smaller parts, fostering a better understanding of oneself and developing strategies to cope better with life's ups and downs.
I specialize in helping individuals feel better and get the life they want by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This approach is a practical, solution-focused therapy that explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. It helps identify and change negative thinking patterns contributing to emotional distress or difficulties. By teaching specific skills and techniques, CBT empowers individuals to manage challenges more effectively. It aims to break overwhelming problems into smaller parts, fostering a better understanding of oneself and developing strategies to cope better with life's ups and downs.
(718) 550-0367 View (718) 550-0367
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Janice Galizia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
With the right tools and a supportive environment, you can clearly define and achieve your goals. This is the approach I take in our therapeutic relationship: helping you identify and build upon your areas of strength to create meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I approach therapy as a collaborative, empowering process. Through our work, we will address your needs and goals and find techniques to help relieve your symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible.
With the right tools and a supportive environment, you can clearly define and achieve your goals. This is the approach I take in our therapeutic relationship: helping you identify and build upon your areas of strength to create meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I approach therapy as a collaborative, empowering process. Through our work, we will address your needs and goals and find techniques to help relieve your symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible.
(516) 537-9604 View (516) 537-9604
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Lara J Bolsom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, EMDR
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Stress, depression, and anxiety can take its toll and cause a person to feel that they are not living up to their potential. My job as a licensed psychotherapist is to be the facilitator for your change, to help you harness your strengths, and provide you with the tools to lead you to success. Working together, you will learn how to become stronger, healthier, more positive and how to make informed decisions.
Stress, depression, and anxiety can take its toll and cause a person to feel that they are not living up to their potential. My job as a licensed psychotherapist is to be the facilitator for your change, to help you harness your strengths, and provide you with the tools to lead you to success. Working together, you will learn how to become stronger, healthier, more positive and how to make informed decisions.
(347) 921-4019 View (347) 921-4019
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Phillips Mental Health Counseling PC
Counselor, PsyD, MS, LCMHC, CRPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
I am a LCMHC in New York and a Canadian registered psychotherapist of Ontario. My job is to interpret and apply current theory and empirically validated treatments in an ethical manner with the goal of relieving your distress. I believe when working with clients, that it is important to attend to the affect, cognition, and behavior of the individual to identify any characteristics of psychopathology. The goal of therapy is to help you express, alter, and understand what is causing your distress. Many considerations are weighed to formulate your treatment plan based on your clinical needs.
I am a LCMHC in New York and a Canadian registered psychotherapist of Ontario. My job is to interpret and apply current theory and empirically validated treatments in an ethical manner with the goal of relieving your distress. I believe when working with clients, that it is important to attend to the affect, cognition, and behavior of the individual to identify any characteristics of psychopathology. The goal of therapy is to help you express, alter, and understand what is causing your distress. Many considerations are weighed to formulate your treatment plan based on your clinical needs.
(917) 725-6732 View (917) 725-6732
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LCSW Interventions for Emotional Growth.PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11365
Are you struggling with stress? Difficulty managing panic, depression, or phobia? We can help. Our practice offers a holistic approach. We believe health is dignity and requires balance of mind, body, heart and spirit. We combine Transpersonal Psychology with Traditional services. I am Monica Brignolo, an Argentinian psychologist and LCSW in the USA. We practice CBT, a methodology that helps people understand how they create their feelings and we use DBT assisting persons to increase awareness of body and mind to find harmony within. The goal is to free energy from symptoms and create synergy toward balance and healthy habits
Are you struggling with stress? Difficulty managing panic, depression, or phobia? We can help. Our practice offers a holistic approach. We believe health is dignity and requires balance of mind, body, heart and spirit. We combine Transpersonal Psychology with Traditional services. I am Monica Brignolo, an Argentinian psychologist and LCSW in the USA. We practice CBT, a methodology that helps people understand how they create their feelings and we use DBT assisting persons to increase awareness of body and mind to find harmony within. The goal is to free energy from symptoms and create synergy toward balance and healthy habits
(347) 389-2869 View (347) 389-2869
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Psychotherapy LCSW, P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, PsyD
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11365
Dr. Adalgiza Sandoval, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, has been active in New York City social work for the past 22+ years. She has an unusual breadth of experience and is especially skilled in the care of persons with severe mental illness. Mrs. Sandoval is a seasoned case manager, clinician and psychotherapist who has direct familiarity with many settings and agencies in which psychiatric patients are treated. She has worked extensively in residential facilities as a counselor and served as clinical director of the Community Residence Program of Transitional Services for New York, Inc.
Dr. Adalgiza Sandoval, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, has been active in New York City social work for the past 22+ years. She has an unusual breadth of experience and is especially skilled in the care of persons with severe mental illness. Mrs. Sandoval is a seasoned case manager, clinician and psychotherapist who has direct familiarity with many settings and agencies in which psychiatric patients are treated. She has worked extensively in residential facilities as a counselor and served as clinical director of the Community Residence Program of Transitional Services for New York, Inc.
(718) 925-4974 View (718) 925-4974
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Sanford A Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
(718) 838-9690 View (718) 838-9690
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Janet M. Kilian
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11365
My commitment is to help people heal and maximize their potential to lead the happy and successful lives they are capable of having. Through a caring and confidential relationship, relaxed setting we can talk together to assist you with your concerns. I have years of clinical experience and educational expertise in psychotherapy and counseling to help you resolve your problems and cope with biologically based conditions. My skill in helping clients of various ages, backgrounds and issues is here for you. Feel at ease to give me a call to discuss your personal needs.
My commitment is to help people heal and maximize their potential to lead the happy and successful lives they are capable of having. Through a caring and confidential relationship, relaxed setting we can talk together to assist you with your concerns. I have years of clinical experience and educational expertise in psychotherapy and counseling to help you resolve your problems and cope with biologically based conditions. My skill in helping clients of various ages, backgrounds and issues is here for you. Feel at ease to give me a call to discuss your personal needs.
(718) 569-8333 View (718) 569-8333
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Rachel Rothman Borrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Are you worried about your child's behavior or emotional well-being? Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated with events or people in your life? Do you feel unsure of how to improve or change things with your partner, child or job? I have over fifteen years of experience helping adults, children and families manage life's challenges. I believe that all people, regardless of age, sometimes need help and extra support. I believe change is possible and powerful and that it has a significant impact on you and those in your life.
Are you worried about your child's behavior or emotional well-being? Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated with events or people in your life? Do you feel unsure of how to improve or change things with your partner, child or job? I have over fifteen years of experience helping adults, children and families manage life's challenges. I believe that all people, regardless of age, sometimes need help and extra support. I believe change is possible and powerful and that it has a significant impact on you and those in your life.
(646) 846-4562 View (646) 846-4562
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Advanced Psychological Assessment, P.C.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11365
I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with office in Smithtown, Forest Hills & Murray Hill. I specialize in the neuropsychological assessment of individuals with special needs. My clientele includes children, adolescents & adults with genetic disorders, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, autism, concussion and traumatic brain injury, sex chromosome differences, dementia and acquired brain disorders. I also work extensively with children who present with learning disorders, including dyslexia, problems with behavior and attention (e.g., ADHD and Conduct Disorder), and/or who require academic modifications for giftedness.
I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with office in Smithtown, Forest Hills & Murray Hill. I specialize in the neuropsychological assessment of individuals with special needs. My clientele includes children, adolescents & adults with genetic disorders, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, autism, concussion and traumatic brain injury, sex chromosome differences, dementia and acquired brain disorders. I also work extensively with children who present with learning disorders, including dyslexia, problems with behavior and attention (e.g., ADHD and Conduct Disorder), and/or who require academic modifications for giftedness.
(631) 593-5620 View (631) 593-5620
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Lisa R Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone feels sad, nervous, or overwhelmed at one time or another. Maybe it's due to a crisis, change, or loss. Maybe you're dealing with stress at work or conflict in a relationship. Or maybe you're troubled by a serious health issue or memories of a painful past. No matter what the reason is for your discomfort, feeling better is possible.
Everyone feels sad, nervous, or overwhelmed at one time or another. Maybe it's due to a crisis, change, or loss. Maybe you're dealing with stress at work or conflict in a relationship. Or maybe you're troubled by a serious health issue or memories of a painful past. No matter what the reason is for your discomfort, feeling better is possible.
(917) 714-6713 View (917) 714-6713
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Sari Kaplan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Do you experience an unusual amount of stress in your daily life? Have you become aware of the emotional, financial, or physical toll it is taking on you? Do you spend a lot of time worrying, feeling guilty, or feeling helpless? Or do you feel you get "stuck" when trying to accomplish your goals? These are very common feelings shared by people who have busy lives and feel overwhelmed by responsibilities. I would like to help you learn more effective ways to cope with these feelings so that you feel more effective and more relaxed.
Do you experience an unusual amount of stress in your daily life? Have you become aware of the emotional, financial, or physical toll it is taking on you? Do you spend a lot of time worrying, feeling guilty, or feeling helpless? Or do you feel you get "stuck" when trying to accomplish your goals? These are very common feelings shared by people who have busy lives and feel overwhelmed by responsibilities. I would like to help you learn more effective ways to cope with these feelings so that you feel more effective and more relaxed.
(917) 300-0262 View (917) 300-0262

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11365

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 11365 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
81% Stress
75% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11365 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 11365?

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.