Therapists in 18360

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Nicole Rook
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
My name is Nicole Rook, and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a trained EMDR clinician through EMDRIA. As someone who has faced my own mental health challenges, I understand the pain of feeling stuck and unheard. I want you to know that your pain matters, and I am here to support you on your journey. My mission is to create a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported as we work together to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences with compassion and understanding. Therapy is not only about addressing the "bad" in our lives, but includes exploring our strengths and building resilience.
My name is Nicole Rook, and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a trained EMDR clinician through EMDRIA. As someone who has faced my own mental health challenges, I understand the pain of feeling stuck and unheard. I want you to know that your pain matters, and I am here to support you on your journey. My mission is to create a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported as we work together to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences with compassion and understanding. Therapy is not only about addressing the "bad" in our lives, but includes exploring our strengths and building resilience.
(570) 929-4012 View (570) 929-4012
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Dr. Eric S. Franzone, Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
As a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania (PS17062) and New York (018709), and a School Psychologist (since 1993), I offer best-practice psychological treatment from multiple modalities, and have vast clinical experiences with adjustment issues (with school and work), stress, PTSD, Trauma and Recovery, and personal growth. I offer individual, couples and family therapy, and have helped many from diverse cultural backgrounds. Therapy is a process of self-observation, self-reflection and curiosity to live, love and learn well.
As a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania (PS17062) and New York (018709), and a School Psychologist (since 1993), I offer best-practice psychological treatment from multiple modalities, and have vast clinical experiences with adjustment issues (with school and work), stress, PTSD, Trauma and Recovery, and personal growth. I offer individual, couples and family therapy, and have helped many from diverse cultural backgrounds. Therapy is a process of self-observation, self-reflection and curiosity to live, love and learn well.
(272) 206-2534 View (272) 206-2534
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Brandi S Bernard
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Not accepting new clients
As a Marriage, couple and family counselor, my passion is to help families and individuals to become their best selves. To unite and restore the family unit by creating healthier attachments, clear, healthy communication, and identifying your core family values is my goal. When you are in my presence, you are seen and heard as an individual and as family. Utilizing a family systems approach, we will collaborate to identify, and develop family, values and goals.
As a Marriage, couple and family counselor, my passion is to help families and individuals to become their best selves. To unite and restore the family unit by creating healthier attachments, clear, healthy communication, and identifying your core family values is my goal. When you are in my presence, you are seen and heard as an individual and as family. Utilizing a family systems approach, we will collaborate to identify, and develop family, values and goals.
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Anna Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360  (Online Only)
Whether you realize it or not - most people have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. I love trauma work and being able to help people come back from the unthinkable. Do you feel like you will never get better? Do you feel like you will not recover or experience a reduction in symptoms? Exploring EMDR, prolonged exposure, and cognitive processing therapy is critical to this journey. Let's explore and tackle these issues together.
Whether you realize it or not - most people have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. I love trauma work and being able to help people come back from the unthinkable. Do you feel like you will never get better? Do you feel like you will not recover or experience a reduction in symptoms? Exploring EMDR, prolonged exposure, and cognitive processing therapy is critical to this journey. Let's explore and tackle these issues together.
(484) 559-7059 View (484) 559-7059
Nicole Brogna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Imagine how good it would feel to have a better handle on the emotional problems that can overwhelm you? I've been helping people find relief for more than 10 years now. My clinical practice areas include multiple anxiety and mood issues, relationship and confict resolution, stress and anger management, and behavioral disorders, to name a few. Let's start discovering how you can overcome the obstacles that interfer with feeling fulfillment in your life.
Imagine how good it would feel to have a better handle on the emotional problems that can overwhelm you? I've been helping people find relief for more than 10 years now. My clinical practice areas include multiple anxiety and mood issues, relationship and confict resolution, stress and anger management, and behavioral disorders, to name a few. Let's start discovering how you can overcome the obstacles that interfer with feeling fulfillment in your life.
(570) 279-4940 View (570) 279-4940
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Alla Leybinsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC , M Ed, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Living with depression is like living with thick fog that rolls into your life and affects everything meaningful in its path. It changes everything about you … how you think, feel and function in daily activities. It may have even started interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. The people close to you probably have noticed, but they don’t know how to help you, and you don’t know how to help yourself. Trying to get through the day is overwhelming and seems like an impossible task. Seeking help from a therapist can seem scary because you want to make sure you choose someone who you truly connect with.
Living with depression is like living with thick fog that rolls into your life and affects everything meaningful in its path. It changes everything about you … how you think, feel and function in daily activities. It may have even started interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. The people close to you probably have noticed, but they don’t know how to help you, and you don’t know how to help yourself. Trying to get through the day is overwhelming and seems like an impossible task. Seeking help from a therapist can seem scary because you want to make sure you choose someone who you truly connect with.
(929) 205-1633 View (929) 205-1633
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Athena Said
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
You have taken a big step in beginning the search for a therapist and I respect how difficult that can be. At times life can become overwhelming and confusing and sometimes we need to step back and talk it out without fear of judgement or consequences. I believe creating a safe and collaborative environment is essential to moving forward and reaching personal goals that my clients set. I bring a unique perspective from my experience in a school setting working with children and adolescents in understanding how school life can impact family life, and vice versa.
You have taken a big step in beginning the search for a therapist and I respect how difficult that can be. At times life can become overwhelming and confusing and sometimes we need to step back and talk it out without fear of judgement or consequences. I believe creating a safe and collaborative environment is essential to moving forward and reaching personal goals that my clients set. I bring a unique perspective from my experience in a school setting working with children and adolescents in understanding how school life can impact family life, and vice versa.
(272) 225-5625 View (272) 225-5625
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Chelsea C Markopoulos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC, LPC
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Reaching out for help and support is a sign of strength not weakness. Many things such as addiction, depression, or anxiety can challenge us toward seeking change in our lives. Together we can explore your thinking and work toward a change that will empower and motivate a healthy, balanced life. I truly believe everyone deserves my respect without judgment. As human beings we all have our struggles.
Reaching out for help and support is a sign of strength not weakness. Many things such as addiction, depression, or anxiety can challenge us toward seeking change in our lives. Together we can explore your thinking and work toward a change that will empower and motivate a healthy, balanced life. I truly believe everyone deserves my respect without judgment. As human beings we all have our struggles.
(484) 209-1355 View (484) 209-1355
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JWC Counseling, Education and Bereavement Services
Licensed Social Worker, MA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360  (Online Only)
After 42 years as a social worker, I feel I am uniquely qualified to deal with a variety of issues. I believe you are your best advocate and know your issues in a way that will help you to restore your life to the way you envision. My role will be to support you on this journey and provide direction and feedback to help take the steps necessary to get you where you want to be. Unresolved grief, trauma and relationship issues can block us from having the lives we want and make it difficult for us to have healthy connections. You are the best one to recognize where you want to go and how you want to get there, I will guide you
After 42 years as a social worker, I feel I am uniquely qualified to deal with a variety of issues. I believe you are your best advocate and know your issues in a way that will help you to restore your life to the way you envision. My role will be to support you on this journey and provide direction and feedback to help take the steps necessary to get you where you want to be. Unresolved grief, trauma and relationship issues can block us from having the lives we want and make it difficult for us to have healthy connections. You are the best one to recognize where you want to go and how you want to get there, I will guide you
(570) 273-9009 View (570) 273-9009
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Carmela Perez-Diedhiou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360  (Online Only)
**I offer sliding scale pricing** I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices both in New York and Pennsylvania. My experiences include working with clients from different backgrounds and with different presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, suicidality, mood and eating disorders. My learning has been shaped through my experiences working with adolescents, and adults who face daily struggles and challenges in their lives.
**I offer sliding scale pricing** I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices both in New York and Pennsylvania. My experiences include working with clients from different backgrounds and with different presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, suicidality, mood and eating disorders. My learning has been shaped through my experiences working with adolescents, and adults who face daily struggles and challenges in their lives.
(646) 713-1607 View (646) 713-1607
Dr. Madelon Bohdal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Hello! I'm Dr. Bohdal, founder of Insight Mental Health Services, where compassionate care and comprehensive support intersect to guide individuals and families on their journey to emotional well-being. At the core of my practice is a commitment to providing tailored and evidence-based psychotherapy services that address a broad range of challenges.
Hello! I'm Dr. Bohdal, founder of Insight Mental Health Services, where compassionate care and comprehensive support intersect to guide individuals and families on their journey to emotional well-being. At the core of my practice is a commitment to providing tailored and evidence-based psychotherapy services that address a broad range of challenges.
(570) 676-2883 View (570) 676-2883
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Heidi Sheldon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Are you feeling stuck or repeating unhealthy patterns? Are you struggling to overcome emotional pain, self-doubt or other obstacles? Do you desire to live life more fully? As a board-certified licensed professional counselor, with more than ten years of experience, it is my honor to walk with you as you navigate the steppingstones on your way to your unique sense of well-being. I will provide solution-focused, strength-based, client-centered psychotherapy. I also have training in Gestalt therapy, which employs experiential and experimental techniques to enhance awareness, freedom and self-direction, including Gestalt Dream Work.
Are you feeling stuck or repeating unhealthy patterns? Are you struggling to overcome emotional pain, self-doubt or other obstacles? Do you desire to live life more fully? As a board-certified licensed professional counselor, with more than ten years of experience, it is my honor to walk with you as you navigate the steppingstones on your way to your unique sense of well-being. I will provide solution-focused, strength-based, client-centered psychotherapy. I also have training in Gestalt therapy, which employs experiential and experimental techniques to enhance awareness, freedom and self-direction, including Gestalt Dream Work.
(570) 206-9397 View (570) 206-9397
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Pocono Counseling Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
I am a board certified, licensed professional counselor as well as a certified anger management specialist and a certified secondary school counselor. I have worked in the mental health profession for over 10 years. As a therapist I offer individual, couples, and family therapy in the areas of anxiety and mood issues, relationship and conflict resolution, stress and anger management, behavioral disorders, and more. My experience in a school setting offers a unique perspective in working with adolescents and young adults. I have a particular interest working with teenage and adult populations as well as the elderly and the distinctive challenges they face.
I am a board certified, licensed professional counselor as well as a certified anger management specialist and a certified secondary school counselor. I have worked in the mental health profession for over 10 years. As a therapist I offer individual, couples, and family therapy in the areas of anxiety and mood issues, relationship and conflict resolution, stress and anger management, behavioral disorders, and more. My experience in a school setting offers a unique perspective in working with adolescents and young adults. I have a particular interest working with teenage and adult populations as well as the elderly and the distinctive challenges they face.
(570) 664-8435 View (570) 664-8435
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Josie Villamar
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
My name is Josie Villamar; God has blessed me with a great husband and a beautiful family. I am an active member of my church, and I enjoy having quality time with my loved ones. I love people; cooking, reading, traveling, and I enjoy the wonders of God's nature and outside activities. I have been practicing for many years, and my education background includes a Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling, a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a State certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and specialization and extensive training in Functional Family Therapy Approach.
My name is Josie Villamar; God has blessed me with a great husband and a beautiful family. I am an active member of my church, and I enjoy having quality time with my loved ones. I love people; cooking, reading, traveling, and I enjoy the wonders of God's nature and outside activities. I have been practicing for many years, and my education background includes a Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling, a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, a State certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and specialization and extensive training in Functional Family Therapy Approach.
(272) 203-1807 View (272) 203-1807
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Nicole O Hanson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360  (Online Only)
I possess in excess of 5 years of experience working both in Christian and secular settings with couples and other members of the family system to assist them with resolving their intrapersonal conflicts. I am eclectic in my counseling approaches and often draw techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Systemic Therapies and the postmodern approaches such as the solution focused approach. I believe in finding the strengths that individuals possess and assisting them with transferring the application of those strengths to areas of their lives where they have not been as successful.
I possess in excess of 5 years of experience working both in Christian and secular settings with couples and other members of the family system to assist them with resolving their intrapersonal conflicts. I am eclectic in my counseling approaches and often draw techniques from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Systemic Therapies and the postmodern approaches such as the solution focused approach. I believe in finding the strengths that individuals possess and assisting them with transferring the application of those strengths to areas of their lives where they have not been as successful.
(570) 285-4113 View (570) 285-4113
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Christiane DaSilva
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CADC, CCTP, NCC
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
I am an experienced counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse treatment, trauma, grief, and oncology counseling fields. I have experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals and groups, including adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, unresolved grief, trauma, and stressor-related disorders and more recently cancer survivors and their loved ones.
I am an experienced counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse treatment, trauma, grief, and oncology counseling fields. I have experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals and groups, including adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, unresolved grief, trauma, and stressor-related disorders and more recently cancer survivors and their loved ones.
(570) 673-0638 View (570) 673-0638
Perez Psychotherapy LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stroudsburg, PA 18360  (Online Only)
We are a team of bilingual Licensed Clinical and Master level Social Workers who practice both in New York and Pennsylvania. Our experiences include working with clients from different backgrounds and with different presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, suicidality, mood and eating disorders. Our learning has been shaped through diverse experiences working with adolescents, and adults who face daily struggles and challenges in their lives.
We are a team of bilingual Licensed Clinical and Master level Social Workers who practice both in New York and Pennsylvania. Our experiences include working with clients from different backgrounds and with different presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, suicidality, mood and eating disorders. Our learning has been shaped through diverse experiences working with adolescents, and adults who face daily struggles and challenges in their lives.
(570) 929-0677 View (570) 929-0677
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Michelle Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Everyone has challenges which at times can be overwhelming. For some, the challenges are not easy for them to resolve, and professional help is needed. No matter what your present need may be, the counseling team at Empowered Living is here to assist you on your journey to making better life choices and recovery.
Everyone has challenges which at times can be overwhelming. For some, the challenges are not easy for them to resolve, and professional help is needed. No matter what your present need may be, the counseling team at Empowered Living is here to assist you on your journey to making better life choices and recovery.
(570) 300-7079 View (570) 300-7079
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Live Life Counseling and Psychotherapy Servs. LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSOL, CSSW, LMSW, CFLEc, EdDs
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
As a male therapist in the Stroudsburg and adjacent communities, I assist individuals with addressing the many challenges that persist in our environment, and that promote unexpected, overwhelming stress. I focus particularly on human behavior and the elements that we can control, to the extent that it allows the individual in need to hopefully reap the benefits of living a rewarding and fulfilling life. Historically, men are very resistant toward the counseling experience. I allay their anxiety by providing a friendly, non-judgmental setting for candid dialogue during the process. My practice is devoted to improving social relationships through healthy interventions at all times.
As a male therapist in the Stroudsburg and adjacent communities, I assist individuals with addressing the many challenges that persist in our environment, and that promote unexpected, overwhelming stress. I focus particularly on human behavior and the elements that we can control, to the extent that it allows the individual in need to hopefully reap the benefits of living a rewarding and fulfilling life. Historically, men are very resistant toward the counseling experience. I allay their anxiety by providing a friendly, non-judgmental setting for candid dialogue during the process. My practice is devoted to improving social relationships through healthy interventions at all times.
(272) 200-3484 View (272) 200-3484
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Aspire Counseling and Consulting, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CBIST
Verified
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
In this ever-changing time of "do and be more," we face daily life stressors that challenge our mental wellness. These challenges can negatively impact our significant relationships, our children and our work/school performance. To seek the help of a therapist is a very personal decision. It may be one of the most important decisions you make. It may facilitate first steps towards changing and regaining control of your life. In 2008, I founded Aspire Counseling and Consulting (please view our WEBSITE) with the mission to inspire clients to reach their fullest potential within their communities, relationships, workplaces and schools.
In this ever-changing time of "do and be more," we face daily life stressors that challenge our mental wellness. These challenges can negatively impact our significant relationships, our children and our work/school performance. To seek the help of a therapist is a very personal decision. It may be one of the most important decisions you make. It may facilitate first steps towards changing and regaining control of your life. In 2008, I founded Aspire Counseling and Consulting (please view our WEBSITE) with the mission to inspire clients to reach their fullest potential within their communities, relationships, workplaces and schools.
(570) 704-5856 View (570) 704-5856

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Number of Therapists in 18360

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 18360 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Highmark
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 18360 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18360?

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.