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Ronald Villano
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11378
GRAND OPENING JULY 2019-----Every type of problem you encounter - relationships, bereavement, anxiety, panic, attention, eating, substance abuse, addiction - all deal with one topic...change. Combining an extensive professional background with the life-changing experience of losing of my 17-year old son, Michael, has helped me to create a simple series of tools that anyone can use to help them through even the darkest of times. You have the power to change the way you look at living. My team of therapists will show you how.
GRAND OPENING JULY 2019-----Every type of problem you encounter - relationships, bereavement, anxiety, panic, attention, eating, substance abuse, addiction - all deal with one topic...change. Combining an extensive professional background with the life-changing experience of losing of my 17-year old son, Michael, has helped me to create a simple series of tools that anyone can use to help them through even the darkest of times. You have the power to change the way you look at living. My team of therapists will show you how.
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Martin Sussman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CLC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378
I have been a practicing Social Worker for over 30 years. It has been my passion to help those in need . I graduated New York University in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and am also a Certified Life Coach. I also am the Vice President for a Private Not for Profit Social Service Agency in New York City serving those who live with mental illness, the homeless, HIV/AIDS, and Developmental Disabilities. In my private practice I have helped clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and issues around self-esteem.
I have been a practicing Social Worker for over 30 years. It has been my passion to help those in need . I graduated New York University in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and am also a Certified Life Coach. I also am the Vice President for a Private Not for Profit Social Service Agency in New York City serving those who live with mental illness, the homeless, HIV/AIDS, and Developmental Disabilities. In my private practice I have helped clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and issues around self-esteem.
(347) 757-4664 View (347) 757-4664
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Daniel Jarquin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) with experience working with clients of different backgrounds and ages. I bring a history of using different modalities such as CBT, DBT, and MI among others in my work. I also pride myself on being fluent in both English and Spanish since it allows the ability to address a population of New York with diverse cultures who often do not have access to services due to language barriers. Educated through Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service, I am always seeking to grow as a person through my work in psychotherapy and encounters with people of all walks of life.
Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) with experience working with clients of different backgrounds and ages. I bring a history of using different modalities such as CBT, DBT, and MI among others in my work. I also pride myself on being fluent in both English and Spanish since it allows the ability to address a population of New York with diverse cultures who often do not have access to services due to language barriers. Educated through Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service, I am always seeking to grow as a person through my work in psychotherapy and encounters with people of all walks of life.
(347) 343-6669 View (347) 343-6669
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Javier M. Matos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC-2, PC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378
My practice provides the finest quality of therapeutic services to a diverse range of clients without any type of discrimination. Together we can develop strong coping skills in dealing with your drug addiction/ alcoholism problems. To overcome your traumas related to physical, emotional, sexual or religious abuse. To brake away from the debilitating effects of depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and recover the control of your life. We can create a safe place for you to share your deepest fears, concerns and good moments. When dealing with your kids/adolescents, they will want to come to therapy willingly.
My practice provides the finest quality of therapeutic services to a diverse range of clients without any type of discrimination. Together we can develop strong coping skills in dealing with your drug addiction/ alcoholism problems. To overcome your traumas related to physical, emotional, sexual or religious abuse. To brake away from the debilitating effects of depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and recover the control of your life. We can create a safe place for you to share your deepest fears, concerns and good moments. When dealing with your kids/adolescents, they will want to come to therapy willingly.
(347) 934-8240 View (347) 934-8240
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Christina Mickalauskas
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Welcome! As an experienced mental health therapist in New York, I specialize in providing collaborative and non-judgmental therapy to adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, and ADHD. My therapeutic approach integrates evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness to facilitate long-lasting changes in your personal life, relationships, and overall well-being. I'm committed to helping you feel empowered to reclaim your life from self-doubt and anxiety.
Welcome! As an experienced mental health therapist in New York, I specialize in providing collaborative and non-judgmental therapy to adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, and ADHD. My therapeutic approach integrates evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness to facilitate long-lasting changes in your personal life, relationships, and overall well-being. I'm committed to helping you feel empowered to reclaim your life from self-doubt and anxiety.
(516) 261-1908 View (516) 261-1908
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Patricia Pagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Patricia S. Pagan, LMSW; Bilingual (English and Spanish) social work therapist who graduated from New York University with a Master’s of Social Work and completed her Bachelor's of Social Work at Georgian Court University. Patricia has extensive experience working closely with children, teenagers and adults, utilizing ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy, in addition to Psychoeducation to help clients develop tools and insight that they can use towards managing life’s challenges.
Patricia S. Pagan, LMSW; Bilingual (English and Spanish) social work therapist who graduated from New York University with a Master’s of Social Work and completed her Bachelor's of Social Work at Georgian Court University. Patricia has extensive experience working closely with children, teenagers and adults, utilizing ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy, in addition to Psychoeducation to help clients develop tools and insight that they can use towards managing life’s challenges.
(332) 239-2948 View (332) 239-2948
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Marissa Penn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Marissa (she/her) is a seasoned psychotherapist, educated at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, with almost 10 years of experience in various mental health treatment settings. Prior to this, she obtained her J.D. in law where she focused on advocating for underserved communities. She was drawn to the human connection that she is able to have with her patients now that she felt had been missing in her legal career. Marissa is empathic, warm, open-minded, and relational in her therapeutic approach.
Marissa (she/her) is a seasoned psychotherapist, educated at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, with almost 10 years of experience in various mental health treatment settings. Prior to this, she obtained her J.D. in law where she focused on advocating for underserved communities. She was drawn to the human connection that she is able to have with her patients now that she felt had been missing in her legal career. Marissa is empathic, warm, open-minded, and relational in her therapeutic approach.
(929) 205-8473 View (929) 205-8473
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Alessandra Avallone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have extensive experience working with diverse teens and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including grief/loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, multicultural issues, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I provide therapy in English, Spanish, or my favorite Spanglish. My goal is to provide you with a warm, down to earth, and non-judgmental environment where you will explore and gain insight into the patterns that can keep us stuck. While therapy can feel daunting, our work together will provide you with the tools to feel empowered.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. I have extensive experience working with diverse teens and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including grief/loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, multicultural issues, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I provide therapy in English, Spanish, or my favorite Spanglish. My goal is to provide you with a warm, down to earth, and non-judgmental environment where you will explore and gain insight into the patterns that can keep us stuck. While therapy can feel daunting, our work together will provide you with the tools to feel empowered.
(347) 647-6656 View (347) 647-6656
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Alisa M Krieger
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11378
Working with individuals, couples, teens and children I have come to understand that we all want to be heard so that we may experience a healthier, productive life. Often, we experience conflict and troublesome behaviors that prevent us from feeling happy and satisfied. Depression, anxiety and a myriad of other self-defeating conditions or behaviors can emerge that interfere with our everyday relationships and can cause many difficulties in our lives. My approach is to work closely with you, through any issues, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, designed to address your needs.
Working with individuals, couples, teens and children I have come to understand that we all want to be heard so that we may experience a healthier, productive life. Often, we experience conflict and troublesome behaviors that prevent us from feeling happy and satisfied. Depression, anxiety and a myriad of other self-defeating conditions or behaviors can emerge that interfere with our everyday relationships and can cause many difficulties in our lives. My approach is to work closely with you, through any issues, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, designed to address your needs.
(347) 468-0944 View (347) 468-0944
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Family and Personal Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(631) 459-4617 View (631) 459-4617
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Ayanna Obando
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Ayanna and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. I have an online psychotherapy practice where I utilize a mix of traditional talk therapy and trauma-informed practices to my work with individuals looking to overcome the effects of adversity and childhood trauma. I also offer support in navigating interpersonal/relationship challenges, family conflict, self-esteem, and personal growth.
Welcome! My name is Ayanna and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. I have an online psychotherapy practice where I utilize a mix of traditional talk therapy and trauma-informed practices to my work with individuals looking to overcome the effects of adversity and childhood trauma. I also offer support in navigating interpersonal/relationship challenges, family conflict, self-esteem, and personal growth.
(332) 249-6184 View (332) 249-6184
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James Cherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11378  (Online Only)
While changing behaviors and feelings is always tricky, it is never something that we need to face alone. I know that coming to therapy and making the commitment to show up for themselves every week requires strength from my clients. Therefore, I strive to help them get the most out of their experience. Together, we create a wellness plan specific to each individual (which I believe is the utmost priority. My passion for helping others shines through with authenticity and compassion. My clients find emotional fulfillment, success in relationships, and develop more confidence to grow.
While changing behaviors and feelings is always tricky, it is never something that we need to face alone. I know that coming to therapy and making the commitment to show up for themselves every week requires strength from my clients. Therefore, I strive to help them get the most out of their experience. Together, we create a wellness plan specific to each individual (which I believe is the utmost priority. My passion for helping others shines through with authenticity and compassion. My clients find emotional fulfillment, success in relationships, and develop more confidence to grow.
(646) 974-9468 View (646) 974-9468
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Catalina Gomez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, NY 11378
My office is a warm, friendly, and professional place where respect and personal dignity are highly valued. I focus on how to make positive and realistic changes one day at a time. I work with you to address the challenges making your life difficult using your strengths to reach your goals as swiftly as possible.
My office is a warm, friendly, and professional place where respect and personal dignity are highly valued. I focus on how to make positive and realistic changes one day at a time. I work with you to address the challenges making your life difficult using your strengths to reach your goals as swiftly as possible.
(347) 334-6846 View (347) 334-6846
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Psychotherapy and Counseling services
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378
You might experience anxiety, depression, anger, health problems, anger, substance use and other painful difficulties. We have successfully helped our client develop healthier coping skills and master the challenges that impact and affect their current emotional health. Whether working with individuals or couples, the particular intervention we use may vary according to individual or family needs. We work with you in gaining a deeper insight that fosters growth, improves your emotional health, develops the capacity to engage in healthy relationships and provide the tools and skills necessary to live an authentic and satisfying life.
You might experience anxiety, depression, anger, health problems, anger, substance use and other painful difficulties. We have successfully helped our client develop healthier coping skills and master the challenges that impact and affect their current emotional health. Whether working with individuals or couples, the particular intervention we use may vary according to individual or family needs. We work with you in gaining a deeper insight that fosters growth, improves your emotional health, develops the capacity to engage in healthy relationships and provide the tools and skills necessary to live an authentic and satisfying life.
(917) 267-0786 View (917) 267-0786
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Turning Point Marriage and Family Therapy, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is a holistic and systemic approach. I work with individuals from the understanding that we are all impacted greatly by our families and the environment in which we live. I also focus on working with families and couples to improve a healthy relationship that is mutually beneficial. I work with my clients on enhancing their strengths and working through challenges to live the life that they deserve.
My approach to therapy is a holistic and systemic approach. I work with individuals from the understanding that we are all impacted greatly by our families and the environment in which we live. I also focus on working with families and couples to improve a healthy relationship that is mutually beneficial. I work with my clients on enhancing their strengths and working through challenges to live the life that they deserve.
(347) 263-8868 View (347) 263-8868
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Krystal's Holistic Healing
Pre-Licensed Professional, Krystal, Ortiz, MA
Verified Verified
Flushing, NY 11378
Welcome to Krystal's Holistic Coaching & Healing, where transformation begins and empowerment flourishes. As a Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Life coach, & healer, I'm committed to guiding individuals on a journey of self-discovery & healing. My approach integrates the wisdom of psychology, spirituality, & integrative medicine to address the multifaceted aspects of mental, emotional, & spiritual well-being. At Holistic Coaching & Healing, we believe in a holistic style approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of mind, body, & spirit. We empower individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience & clarity
Welcome to Krystal's Holistic Coaching & Healing, where transformation begins and empowerment flourishes. As a Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Life coach, & healer, I'm committed to guiding individuals on a journey of self-discovery & healing. My approach integrates the wisdom of psychology, spirituality, & integrative medicine to address the multifaceted aspects of mental, emotional, & spiritual well-being. At Holistic Coaching & Healing, we believe in a holistic style approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of mind, body, & spirit. We empower individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience & clarity
(929) 930-5945 View (929) 930-5945
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Sally M Robles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378
As a therapist, I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and body-mind perspectives while being mindful of the impact stress, culture, and life-stages have on all our lives. Often when people struggle, we find that an authentic and lively part of them was suppressed. This suppression of self is often a strategy used to adapt to circumstances and people that don't validate (or may even punish) the full range of who you are.
As a therapist, I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and body-mind perspectives while being mindful of the impact stress, culture, and life-stages have on all our lives. Often when people struggle, we find that an authentic and lively part of them was suppressed. This suppression of self is often a strategy used to adapt to circumstances and people that don't validate (or may even punish) the full range of who you are.
(646) 970-1747 View (646) 970-1747
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Katherine Samodulski
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
I have experience in helping others with stress, anxiety, family conflicts and parenting issues. It’s takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and calmer life and take these first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
I have experience in helping others with stress, anxiety, family conflicts and parenting issues. It’s takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and calmer life and take these first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
(516) 980-3060 View (516) 980-3060
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Ayleen Alago
Counselor, LMHC, CRC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of NY with 25+ years of experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, stress, major life changes, disabilities, career goals, military life, family, marital and couple’s struggles. I am an empathic counselor who uses a combination of therapies to help clients identify the root causes of their issues. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My style with patients is always motivating, interactive and collaborative.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of NY with 25+ years of experience treating adults, couples, and adolescents. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety and mood disorders, relationship issues, stress, major life changes, disabilities, career goals, military life, family, marital and couple’s struggles. I am an empathic counselor who uses a combination of therapies to help clients identify the root causes of their issues. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My style with patients is always motivating, interactive and collaborative.
(929) 581-8501 View (929) 581-8501
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Angelina Monell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maspeth, NY 11378  (Online Only)
I have been practicing Mental Health therapy in New York since 2013. I have always found myself in the field starting from my time in the U.S. Navy. I have over 18 years working, living and learning internationally as well as domestically. My practice focuses on adults experiencing anxiety, career changes, family dynamics and phases of life. I do not have hospital privileges nor prescribe medications.
I have been practicing Mental Health therapy in New York since 2013. I have always found myself in the field starting from my time in the U.S. Navy. I have over 18 years working, living and learning internationally as well as domestically. My practice focuses on adults experiencing anxiety, career changes, family dynamics and phases of life. I do not have hospital privileges nor prescribe medications.

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Number of Therapists in 11378

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 11378 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11378 see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11378?

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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.