Therapists in 12302

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Melissa J Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your teen, or your family, you've come to the right place. If you are ready to make some changes and figure out the core of what is causing the distress, disruption, or unease, we can work together to figure out the best ways to help you (or your teen) move forward in a healthy way. So many times, we spin in circles trying to figure out which direction to go.  People get caught in their own heads, so it's hard to make sense of all of the thoughts/feelings. You no longer need to be trapped in that cycle alone. We can work together to pick out the pieces that will help you create balance.
Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your teen, or your family, you've come to the right place. If you are ready to make some changes and figure out the core of what is causing the distress, disruption, or unease, we can work together to figure out the best ways to help you (or your teen) move forward in a healthy way. So many times, we spin in circles trying to figure out which direction to go.  People get caught in their own heads, so it's hard to make sense of all of the thoughts/feelings. You no longer need to be trapped in that cycle alone. We can work together to pick out the pieces that will help you create balance.
(518) 900-3553 View (518) 900-3553
Bressler Wakesberg Center for Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenville, NY 12302
Waitlist for new clients
Ellen Bressler LCSW and Martin Wakesberg LCSW, SAP Treating all age groups using a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and trauma informed therapy. Most insurances accepted.
Ellen Bressler LCSW and Martin Wakesberg LCSW, SAP Treating all age groups using a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and trauma informed therapy. Most insurances accepted.
(518) 708-6519 View (518) 708-6519
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Christopher Boydston
Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Glenville, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Chris has over a decade of experience working with a diverse population. Through his experience as a therapist, he is well equipped to work with a wide array of clients. His experience as a first responder uniquely positions him to work with police, firefighters, emergency medical providers and military. Chris is also trained in motivational interviewing and CBT which positions him well to work with clients navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
Chris has over a decade of experience working with a diverse population. Through his experience as a therapist, he is well equipped to work with a wide array of clients. His experience as a first responder uniquely positions him to work with police, firefighters, emergency medical providers and military. Chris is also trained in motivational interviewing and CBT which positions him well to work with clients navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
(518) 808-3890 View (518) 808-3890
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Mary Dufort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You’re depressed, stressed out, or worrying all the time. You have noticed that you’re having trouble doing things. You know the feelings you’re having are making it hard to keep relationships or make new ones. Maybe you’re struggling to ask for what you need or to set boundaries. You aren’t interested in things like you once were. You don’t like feeling this way, but you don’t know how to change it.
You’re depressed, stressed out, or worrying all the time. You have noticed that you’re having trouble doing things. You know the feelings you’re having are making it hard to keep relationships or make new ones. Maybe you’re struggling to ask for what you need or to set boundaries. You aren’t interested in things like you once were. You don’t like feeling this way, but you don’t know how to change it.
(518) 327-4229 View (518) 327-4229
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Lisa Albright
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Schenectady, NY 12302
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 50 years of life experience and over 20 years of medical experience. I have always had compassion for people and a desire to help others. I am personable, genuine, and laid-back. I am known to those around me as the enthusiastic but warm personality that makes it easy to talk about anything, which makes me a pretty good fit to be a therapist.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 50 years of life experience and over 20 years of medical experience. I have always had compassion for people and a desire to help others. I am personable, genuine, and laid-back. I am known to those around me as the enthusiastic but warm personality that makes it easy to talk about anything, which makes me a pretty good fit to be a therapist.
(518) 348-5728 View (518) 348-5728
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Shelby Rodgers At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org! Shelby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her masters degree in social work from Adelphi University and has over seven years of experience providing therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. She has worked with different populations in various settings such as schools, OMH residences, and outpatient clinics.
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org! Shelby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her masters degree in social work from Adelphi University and has over seven years of experience providing therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. She has worked with different populations in various settings such as schools, OMH residences, and outpatient clinics.
(516) 774-3668 View (516) 774-3668
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Matthew Poquette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scotia, NY 12302  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to help you make sense of difficult past experiences and make meaningful changes in your life. We will work collaboratively to help you acquire the tools needed to make progress towards your goals. I work to personalize each therapeutic experience to meet my clients' needs, strengths, and goals. Sessions often focus on helping you gain insight into patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and learning to modify those unhelpful and maladaptive patterns to improve your mental health and quality of life.
My goal as a therapist is to help you make sense of difficult past experiences and make meaningful changes in your life. We will work collaboratively to help you acquire the tools needed to make progress towards your goals. I work to personalize each therapeutic experience to meet my clients' needs, strengths, and goals. Sessions often focus on helping you gain insight into patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and learning to modify those unhelpful and maladaptive patterns to improve your mental health and quality of life.
(518) 849-8415 View (518) 849-8415
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Shannon Schallert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302
Visit my website (link on menu)! Accepting new clients! In my 15 years of clinical experience I’ve learned that much of the dysfunction, frustration, depression and uncomfortable moments in life are a result of trauma. Big ones, little ones… we are a product of our lived experiences. Some of those lived experiences left us with lasting consequences. Utilizing a comprehensive, but EMDR based approach, we can partner on a recovery journey which is evidence based proven to be effective in these circumstances. I also work with couples and take a diverse approach at treatment - including couples therapy and EMDR when appropriate.
Visit my website (link on menu)! Accepting new clients! In my 15 years of clinical experience I’ve learned that much of the dysfunction, frustration, depression and uncomfortable moments in life are a result of trauma. Big ones, little ones… we are a product of our lived experiences. Some of those lived experiences left us with lasting consequences. Utilizing a comprehensive, but EMDR based approach, we can partner on a recovery journey which is evidence based proven to be effective in these circumstances. I also work with couples and take a diverse approach at treatment - including couples therapy and EMDR when appropriate.
(518) 350-6057 View (518) 350-6057
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Adara Shafe At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Adara Shafe received her master’s degree from Hunter College in 2021. Her focus is Clinical practice with individuals, groups and families. Adara has experience with children in foster care, families and adolescents. She has also worked with individuals with ADHD, mood disorder and adjustment disorder, and she has also worked with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Adara Shafe received her master’s degree from Hunter College in 2021. Her focus is Clinical practice with individuals, groups and families. Adara has experience with children in foster care, families and adolescents. She has also worked with individuals with ADHD, mood disorder and adjustment disorder, and she has also worked with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(518) 981-2646 View (518) 981-2646
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Colby Enides
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Today’s world can seem overwhelming and exhausting to many of us. Sometimes, even getting out of bed seems like a chore. Anxiety can feel like it has a vice grip on your life. Imagine if you didn’t have to feel this way. It is possible. I have a history of working with individuals that struggle with addictions, people in the criminal justice system, and those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, c-PTSD, eating disorders, mood disorders, the LGBTQIA population, and couples struggling in their relationships. The therapies I offer focus on helping to alleviate the negative symptoms that can come with these battles.
Today’s world can seem overwhelming and exhausting to many of us. Sometimes, even getting out of bed seems like a chore. Anxiety can feel like it has a vice grip on your life. Imagine if you didn’t have to feel this way. It is possible. I have a history of working with individuals that struggle with addictions, people in the criminal justice system, and those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, c-PTSD, eating disorders, mood disorders, the LGBTQIA population, and couples struggling in their relationships. The therapies I offer focus on helping to alleviate the negative symptoms that can come with these battles.
(716) 321-5879 View (716) 321-5879
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Ciara Diemer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Glenville, NY 12302  (Online Only)
For over a decade, I've dedicated myself to the field of clinical social work, accumulating a wealth of experience along the way. With compassion as my compass, I've embarked on the profound journey of guiding individuals towards emotional well-being for 11 impactful years. This endeavor has been marked by a commitment to understanding, supporting, and empowering those I serve. Each day, I draw upon my depth of knowledge and genuine empathy to facilitate positive change in the lives of others, fostering resilience and facilitating growth.
For over a decade, I've dedicated myself to the field of clinical social work, accumulating a wealth of experience along the way. With compassion as my compass, I've embarked on the profound journey of guiding individuals towards emotional well-being for 11 impactful years. This endeavor has been marked by a commitment to understanding, supporting, and empowering those I serve. Each day, I draw upon my depth of knowledge and genuine empathy to facilitate positive change in the lives of others, fostering resilience and facilitating growth.
(518) 840-1270 View (518) 840-1270
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Bradley Gross At Nassau Psychology Pc
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Book an appointment online via our website nassaupsychology.org! Graduating in 2020 from Long Island University, Bradley focused on Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. He has about three years experience working with grades 6-12 in a school setting providing individual counseling, academic counseling, group counseling, college advising, peer mediation, student mentoring and guidance. He worked with low functioning populations in an intensive outpatient clinic and with those living inpatient at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center and Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center.
Book an appointment online via our website nassaupsychology.org! Graduating in 2020 from Long Island University, Bradley focused on Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. He has about three years experience working with grades 6-12 in a school setting providing individual counseling, academic counseling, group counseling, college advising, peer mediation, student mentoring and guidance. He worked with low functioning populations in an intensive outpatient clinic and with those living inpatient at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center and Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center.
(516) 928-5004 View (516) 928-5004
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Lily Eckstein At Nassau Psychology Pc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302  (Online Only)
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org!Lily is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the state of New York. She received her MSW from New York University. Prior to Nassau Psychology, Lily had two years of counseling experience working with women residing at Tillary Women’s Shelter, and adult patients undergoing Cancer Treatment at Mount Sinai Cancer Supportive Services. Lily additionally has experience working with patients with a pulmonary hypertension diagnosis at New York Presbyterian Hospital in a medical setting, and helping them navigate managing their emotional health while undergoing treatment.
Book an appointment online through our website www.nassaupsychology.org!Lily is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the state of New York. She received her MSW from New York University. Prior to Nassau Psychology, Lily had two years of counseling experience working with women residing at Tillary Women’s Shelter, and adult patients undergoing Cancer Treatment at Mount Sinai Cancer Supportive Services. Lily additionally has experience working with patients with a pulmonary hypertension diagnosis at New York Presbyterian Hospital in a medical setting, and helping them navigate managing their emotional health while undergoing treatment.
(516) 219-9112 View (516) 219-9112
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Christina Harrington-Stutzmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LMHC, GC-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302  (Online Only)
My approach towards helping you is to create a supportive space to bring you comfort to your current experiences.I believe it's necessary to accept where you are and to understand where you want to go. I have 20+ years of experience providing treatment and consultations with reputable organizations. I invite you in to talk to explore the changes in your life that may facilitate healthy growth.
My approach towards helping you is to create a supportive space to bring you comfort to your current experiences.I believe it's necessary to accept where you are and to understand where you want to go. I have 20+ years of experience providing treatment and consultations with reputable organizations. I invite you in to talk to explore the changes in your life that may facilitate healthy growth.
(518) 336-5439 x443 View (518) 336-5439 x443
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Peter Minucci
MEd, MSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
Wellness Coaching offers an eclectic and flexible approach to resolving forms of impasse on multiple levels: physical, emotional and mental. Reconnecting to our own bodies, our deeper selves, our families and our community is at the heart of good health and well-being. Recovery from distress, loss and trauma should include changes that help maintain wellness and balance. I have many years experience helping others find their way and overcome obstacles in their life. I specialize in relationship issues, self-growth and psycho-spiritual wellness.
(919) 372-0131 View (919) 372-0131
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Richard E Madden, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302  (Online Only)
PERSONAL THERAPY... most any therapist will do if you only want to talk things out and have someone listen without judging. But if you are looking for more, my post-graduate training and advanced credentials in Rational-Emotive-Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), enable me to teach you how to effectively manage your stress, sleep, unhealthy emotions and self-defeating behaviors--something I've successfully done for myself and thousands of clients for more than 40 years. Please visit website: www.theSTRESSdoc.com BEFORE calling me, anytime, to discuss your needs.
PERSONAL THERAPY... most any therapist will do if you only want to talk things out and have someone listen without judging. But if you are looking for more, my post-graduate training and advanced credentials in Rational-Emotive-Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), enable me to teach you how to effectively manage your stress, sleep, unhealthy emotions and self-defeating behaviors--something I've successfully done for myself and thousands of clients for more than 40 years. Please visit website: www.theSTRESSdoc.com BEFORE calling me, anytime, to discuss your needs.
(518) 225-7707 View (518) 225-7707
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Playing Hands
Counselor, LMHC, MA-MSEd
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302
As a Registered Play Therapist, my approach is child/person centered, gentle, individualized, comprehensive, PLAYful and non-judgmental.. I have had experience in working with children who are anxious, aggressive or withdrawn, children of divorce, children on the autism spectrum, ADD or ADHD. My experience as a special educator include working with children with neurological disorders affecting their motor, sensory, communication, social and cognitive domains. I work closely with families to provide guidance and support and to help develop strategies and techniques to deal positively with the presenting problems in the home or educational environments.
As a Registered Play Therapist, my approach is child/person centered, gentle, individualized, comprehensive, PLAYful and non-judgmental.. I have had experience in working with children who are anxious, aggressive or withdrawn, children of divorce, children on the autism spectrum, ADD or ADHD. My experience as a special educator include working with children with neurological disorders affecting their motor, sensory, communication, social and cognitive domains. I work closely with families to provide guidance and support and to help develop strategies and techniques to deal positively with the presenting problems in the home or educational environments.
(518) 669-3284 View (518) 669-3284
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Meagan McCarthy Rivenburgh
Counselor, CASAC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenville, NY 12302
My clients often tell me they seek therapy when beginning to question why their knowledge and hard work is not translating to increased life satisfaction. Some are finding the work-life balance lauded by media, family, friends, and colleagues to feel elusive. Others find quests for self-improvement are resulting in cycles of determined action followed by disappointment, self-doubt, and feelings of shame or inadequacy. Most want to live in a way that is aligned to their identities and values, but find this has often resulted in more pain. If any of these ring true to you- you are not alone, and your efforts have not been in vain.
My clients often tell me they seek therapy when beginning to question why their knowledge and hard work is not translating to increased life satisfaction. Some are finding the work-life balance lauded by media, family, friends, and colleagues to feel elusive. Others find quests for self-improvement are resulting in cycles of determined action followed by disappointment, self-doubt, and feelings of shame or inadequacy. Most want to live in a way that is aligned to their identities and values, but find this has often resulted in more pain. If any of these ring true to you- you are not alone, and your efforts have not been in vain.
(518) 306-1652 View (518) 306-1652
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Jasmin Amarillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12302
We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I sincerely enjoy listening to people, and learning their story. I work to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients. I view challenges from a Humanistic Orientation, however, am able to adapt to my clients' needs regarding how they like to conceptualize the world around them, and how they respond best to solutions to move them forward.
We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I sincerely enjoy listening to people, and learning their story. I work to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients. I view challenges from a Humanistic Orientation, however, am able to adapt to my clients' needs regarding how they like to conceptualize the world around them, and how they respond best to solutions to move them forward.
(607) 364-9181 View (607) 364-9181
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Kathleen Morris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Scotia, NY 12302  (Online Only)
"Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do, With your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver, poet). I encourage my clients to aim for more than simple "symptom reduction" - encouraging them to develop the clarity of vision and the skills that will enable them to live vitally and fully their "one wild and precious life". How will You live yours?
"Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do, With your one wild and precious life?" (Mary Oliver, poet). I encourage my clients to aim for more than simple "symptom reduction" - encouraging them to develop the clarity of vision and the skills that will enable them to live vitally and fully their "one wild and precious life". How will You live yours?
(518) 669-3639 View (518) 669-3639

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Number of Therapists in 12302

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 12302 who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
74% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
61% Grief
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 12302 see their clients

65% Online Only
35% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12302?

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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.