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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(516) 219-0067 View (516) 219-0067
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Maria Lorena Cardona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, Casac-T
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being something for the client.
Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being something for the client.
(516) 550-5193 View (516) 550-5193
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Denisse Antonio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
Therapy is an opportunity to explore, learn, and understand one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s an opportunity to heal from painful emotions, memories, and trauma. I will foster a warm, supportive, collaborative, and safe environment in which to explore difficult topics, identify negative thinking patterns and/or behaviors, and process complex emotions. We will collaboratively develop coping skills, inner strengths, stability, self-awareness, and independence to live a better life.
Therapy is an opportunity to explore, learn, and understand one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s an opportunity to heal from painful emotions, memories, and trauma. I will foster a warm, supportive, collaborative, and safe environment in which to explore difficult topics, identify negative thinking patterns and/or behaviors, and process complex emotions. We will collaboratively develop coping skills, inner strengths, stability, self-awareness, and independence to live a better life.
(929) 547-7569 View (929) 547-7569
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Deluge International, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R, CPC, ELI-MP
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
I work with individuals who are at the beginning stages of recognizing their own strength.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I work with individuals who are at the beginning stages of recognizing their own strength.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(516) 714-4913 View (516) 714-4913
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Wolfgang Zieher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
I am a NYS Licensed Psychologist. I have been practicing for over 40 years. If you want compassion and understanding, and many years of experience, I think I can be of help. I have mostly worked with adolescents, adults and the elderly in individual and couple therapy. I also have many years of experience working with people who have sustained serious injury, including stroke and brain injury, and individuals who suffer from a serious or chronic illness.
I am a NYS Licensed Psychologist. I have been practicing for over 40 years. If you want compassion and understanding, and many years of experience, I think I can be of help. I have mostly worked with adolescents, adults and the elderly in individual and couple therapy. I also have many years of experience working with people who have sustained serious injury, including stroke and brain injury, and individuals who suffer from a serious or chronic illness.
(516) 513-8144 View (516) 513-8144
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Evaluaciones psicologicas para imigracion
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) NYS Board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New Jersey Licensed Board of Marriage & Family therapy & Florida Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in working with diverse and vulnerable populations. I also Conduct psychosocial evaluations for immigrationcases (Vawa law, Waivers and Political Asylum cases). Being bilingual and bicultural gives me the opportunity to reach numerous individuals in need of psychological help. I have vast experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults and families both in the Unites States and Ecuador.
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) NYS Board certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New Jersey Licensed Board of Marriage & Family therapy & Florida Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in working with diverse and vulnerable populations. I also Conduct psychosocial evaluations for immigrationcases (Vawa law, Waivers and Political Asylum cases). Being bilingual and bicultural gives me the opportunity to reach numerous individuals in need of psychological help. I have vast experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents, adults and families both in the Unites States and Ecuador.
(631) 438-8252 View (631) 438-8252
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David Coen
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
Everyone is entitled to a fulfilling life, but sometimes things don’t come naturally. David Coen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, believes in facilitating positive change in people and that hard work, self-reflection, and openness to new ways of thinking will be the driving force for growth. I work with individuals from adolescence to late adulthood to help people find solutions to the obstacles keeping them from self-fulfillment. Through an integrated approach of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy I have helped clients with anxiety, depression, substance related issues, and a variety of life goals.
Everyone is entitled to a fulfilling life, but sometimes things don’t come naturally. David Coen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, believes in facilitating positive change in people and that hard work, self-reflection, and openness to new ways of thinking will be the driving force for growth. I work with individuals from adolescence to late adulthood to help people find solutions to the obstacles keeping them from self-fulfillment. Through an integrated approach of cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy I have helped clients with anxiety, depression, substance related issues, and a variety of life goals.
(516) 226-7732 View (516) 226-7732
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Won Joon Yang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Hello, my name is Won Joon Yang and I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 1.5th generation immigrant. Primarily, I work with adults who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, identity crisis, cultural conflict and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is person centered, evidenced based and focus on building self-esteem and self-confidence to resolve problems/issues to find the solutions within.
Hello, my name is Won Joon Yang and I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 1.5th generation immigrant. Primarily, I work with adults who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, identity crisis, cultural conflict and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is person centered, evidenced based and focus on building self-esteem and self-confidence to resolve problems/issues to find the solutions within.
(646) 845-7892 View (646) 845-7892
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Elizabeth Ayala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you through your journey of healing and growth. I work with adults, adolescents, and children. I strive to meet the client where they are at, discuss goals and focus on how to achieve them. Whether it is depression, anxiety or another issue, support is provided in order to help the client.
My goal is to support you through your journey of healing and growth. I work with adults, adolescents, and children. I strive to meet the client where they are at, discuss goals and focus on how to achieve them. Whether it is depression, anxiety or another issue, support is provided in order to help the client.
(516) 268-0608 View (516) 268-0608
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Gail Holler-Kennedy
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Gail Holler-Kennedy, LMHC. I believe the therapeutic relationship and comfort is of utmost importance. I have an easygoing personality and incorporate humor when appropriate. I utilize cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy and systemic theories. I also believe that education is important. This is a multimodal approach and is dependent on client's comfort and benefit.
Gail Holler-Kennedy, LMHC. I believe the therapeutic relationship and comfort is of utmost importance. I have an easygoing personality and incorporate humor when appropriate. I utilize cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy and systemic theories. I also believe that education is important. This is a multimodal approach and is dependent on client's comfort and benefit.
(646) 961-3128 View (646) 961-3128
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Jada Muza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my guiding principle is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep commitment to your well-being. I understand that seeking therapy can be a courageous step towards healing and growth, and I am here to provide you with a safe and supportive space on your journey. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered. I believe in the power of a trusting therapeutic relationship, where you can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment. Together, we will work to uncover underlying patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience.
As a therapist, my guiding principle is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep commitment to your well-being. I understand that seeking therapy can be a courageous step towards healing and growth, and I am here to provide you with a safe and supportive space on your journey. My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered. I believe in the power of a trusting therapeutic relationship, where you can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment. Together, we will work to uncover underlying patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience.
(516) 789-3249 View (516) 789-3249
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Danielle Gray
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Carl Rogers Life can be hard at times. It can feel like one problem after another, spiraling out of control. It can seem impossible to live a happy life when you have daily stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or past trauma keeping you stagnant. Are you someone who is ready and willing to put the work in to create your happy life? “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” Camilla Eyring Kimball If so, then I’m the therapist for you! Together we can overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Carl Rogers Life can be hard at times. It can feel like one problem after another, spiraling out of control. It can seem impossible to live a happy life when you have daily stressors, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or past trauma keeping you stagnant. Are you someone who is ready and willing to put the work in to create your happy life? “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” Camilla Eyring Kimball If so, then I’m the therapist for you! Together we can overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
(516) 614-3156 View (516) 614-3156
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Tanya Dunbar-Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, lonely, or unfocused lately? Are you experiencing more days filled with confusion or sadness? Contact me because I understand how stress can seriously impact your life. I will help you better manage ongoing stressors, improve your self-esteem, and confidently handle toxic relationships that may be present in your life. You will feel a sense of clarity and less chaos in a brief period of time. Others will notice the change as you boldly address issues and assert yourself differently, as well.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, lonely, or unfocused lately? Are you experiencing more days filled with confusion or sadness? Contact me because I understand how stress can seriously impact your life. I will help you better manage ongoing stressors, improve your self-esteem, and confidently handle toxic relationships that may be present in your life. You will feel a sense of clarity and less chaos in a brief period of time. Others will notice the change as you boldly address issues and assert yourself differently, as well.
(929) 255-3942 View (929) 255-3942
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Sade Drakes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Entering adulthood can feel overwhelming, with questions about the future and uncertainties about the path ahead. From navigating post-school decisions to managing the pressures of college life and beyond, transitional anxiety and depression can take their toll. As a therapist specializing in supporting individuals through this challenging phase, I offer targeted assistance to help you manage stress and gain clarity about your future beyond academics. My approach is tailored to alleviate anxiety and empower you to chart a purposeful path forward. Remember, we're all navigating this journey for the first time together.
Entering adulthood can feel overwhelming, with questions about the future and uncertainties about the path ahead. From navigating post-school decisions to managing the pressures of college life and beyond, transitional anxiety and depression can take their toll. As a therapist specializing in supporting individuals through this challenging phase, I offer targeted assistance to help you manage stress and gain clarity about your future beyond academics. My approach is tailored to alleviate anxiety and empower you to chart a purposeful path forward. Remember, we're all navigating this journey for the first time together.
(516) 990-6867 View (516) 990-6867
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Dr. Lee Stone, LCSW, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550  (Online Only)
Are you a creative person or who sometimes experiences anxiety, depression, or self-doubt? Or are you in a relationship with a creative person and also experience those issues? Contact me I understand, and I can help you. In addition to my work in psychotherapy, I am also a RIAA certified Platinum & Gold award winning Hip hop producer. The mental health and substance abuse needs of people in the creative arts, entertainment industry, and creative people in general inspired me to focus my practice in this area.
Are you a creative person or who sometimes experiences anxiety, depression, or self-doubt? Or are you in a relationship with a creative person and also experience those issues? Contact me I understand, and I can help you. In addition to my work in psychotherapy, I am also a RIAA certified Platinum & Gold award winning Hip hop producer. The mental health and substance abuse needs of people in the creative arts, entertainment industry, and creative people in general inspired me to focus my practice in this area.
(516) 701-2026 View (516) 701-2026
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D. Lani McElgun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I provide therapy services to individuals, couples and families on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to pre-marital, adolescents, blended/stepfamilies, anxiety/stress, anger, divorce, midlife issues. Therapy is goal oriented utilizing a professional, educational and empathetic approach. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can begin the process of working together to achieving your goals.
Hello and welcome. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I provide therapy services to individuals, couples and families on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to pre-marital, adolescents, blended/stepfamilies, anxiety/stress, anger, divorce, midlife issues. Therapy is goal oriented utilizing a professional, educational and empathetic approach. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can begin the process of working together to achieving your goals.
(516) 513-8354 View (516) 513-8354
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Audrey Freshman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
If you, or your loved one are facing a potential problem with alcohol/drugs; or depression/anxiety; or are having difficulties with a complicated relationship; or all of the above at once; ...then I am the therapist for you. I can identify the next treatment steps in a safe and confidential atmosphere. If you are a parent/spouse and are frightened and frustrated by your loved one's use of alcohol, weed or other drugs, then I can guide you in a process of intervention. My services are provided with the utmost of professional concern and a standard of care that I would desire for my own friends/family.
If you, or your loved one are facing a potential problem with alcohol/drugs; or depression/anxiety; or are having difficulties with a complicated relationship; or all of the above at once; ...then I am the therapist for you. I can identify the next treatment steps in a safe and confidential atmosphere. If you are a parent/spouse and are frightened and frustrated by your loved one's use of alcohol, weed or other drugs, then I can guide you in a process of intervention. My services are provided with the utmost of professional concern and a standard of care that I would desire for my own friends/family.
(516) 323-0976 View (516) 323-0976
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Shawn Lisa Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hempstead, NY 11550
We often believe that seeking help is a sign of weakness, however to struggle alone allows us to remain weak. As a New York State licensed social worker with over 20 years experience within the field of mental health, I will provide you with a therapeutic environment in which you will feel safe and secure. Together we will explore the current struggles that are negatively impacting your life and find positive solutions so that you can achieve your desired goals.
We often believe that seeking help is a sign of weakness, however to struggle alone allows us to remain weak. As a New York State licensed social worker with over 20 years experience within the field of mental health, I will provide you with a therapeutic environment in which you will feel safe and secure. Together we will explore the current struggles that are negatively impacting your life and find positive solutions so that you can achieve your desired goals.
(516) 570-9489 View (516) 570-9489
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Jennifer B Melnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Hempstead, NY 11550
Not accepting new clients
I look forward to working with you toward your goals! My practice is client driven, and I use a combination of approaches to meet each individual's needs, recognizing that there are a multitude of factors that contribute to mental health and/or social instability. I tailor each session and strive to adjust method and practice so that it is comfortable and effective. For over 20 years I have worked extensively with clients facing anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship and parenting issues, separation, attachment disorders, gender identity questions, and loss/bereavement in a variety of settings.
I look forward to working with you toward your goals! My practice is client driven, and I use a combination of approaches to meet each individual's needs, recognizing that there are a multitude of factors that contribute to mental health and/or social instability. I tailor each session and strive to adjust method and practice so that it is comfortable and effective. For over 20 years I have worked extensively with clients facing anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship and parenting issues, separation, attachment disorders, gender identity questions, and loss/bereavement in a variety of settings.
(718) 208-4017 View (718) 208-4017
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Donna Simons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, rage, or substance abuse? These issues can be overwhelming. Fortunately, healing potential lies within each of us! Long-lasting feelings and behaviors that become barriers to achieving contentment are often rooted in past trauma. Therapy bridges this connection and begins the healing process. I can provide you with individual or group treatment to help you through your struggle to achieve normalcy despite the abnormal events, including abandonment, neglect, physical / sexual/ emotional abuse that you have survived in the past.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, rage, or substance abuse? These issues can be overwhelming. Fortunately, healing potential lies within each of us! Long-lasting feelings and behaviors that become barriers to achieving contentment are often rooted in past trauma. Therapy bridges this connection and begins the healing process. I can provide you with individual or group treatment to help you through your struggle to achieve normalcy despite the abnormal events, including abandonment, neglect, physical / sexual/ emotional abuse that you have survived in the past.
(347) 331-0361 View (347) 331-0361
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Number of Therapists in 11550

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 11550 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
86% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
58% Self Esteem
58% Stress
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
85% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11550 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11550?

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.