Therapists in 18902

Photo of Tara A. Bryant-Gray, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18902, PA
Tara A. Bryant-Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
There is much talk these days about the power of being vulnerable as popularized by transformative figures such as Brené Brown. I believe it is important work to unearth what activates our vulnerability, shame, and fear, but what deeply excites me is what may happen beyond these revelations. What do we do next, armed with knowledge of our metaphorical Achilles' heel? How do we move forward with courage, optimism, fortitude, and resolve? This is where I bring a robust skill set and personal strengths to the table to work alongside you on your healing path.
There is much talk these days about the power of being vulnerable as popularized by transformative figures such as Brené Brown. I believe it is important work to unearth what activates our vulnerability, shame, and fear, but what deeply excites me is what may happen beyond these revelations. What do we do next, armed with knowledge of our metaphorical Achilles' heel? How do we move forward with courage, optimism, fortitude, and resolve? This is where I bring a robust skill set and personal strengths to the table to work alongside you on your healing path.
(267) 710-9636 View (267) 710-9636
Photo of Beth Ungaro, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18902, PA
Beth Ungaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Hi there and welcome! I’m Beth and I'm glad that you are here and have taken the first step towards self-care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. Maybe you've reached a point in your life where you have lost your motivation and your emotions seem to have gotten the best of you; perhaps you have a child who you are deeply concerned for. Whatever the issues may be, everyone deserves to live to life that's meaningful. I strive to create a safe space where individuals can face their challenges head-on, become empowered, and regain a sense of security so they can begin living their best lives.
Hi there and welcome! I’m Beth and I'm glad that you are here and have taken the first step towards self-care. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. Maybe you've reached a point in your life where you have lost your motivation and your emotions seem to have gotten the best of you; perhaps you have a child who you are deeply concerned for. Whatever the issues may be, everyone deserves to live to life that's meaningful. I strive to create a safe space where individuals can face their challenges head-on, become empowered, and regain a sense of security so they can begin living their best lives.
(267) 440-6278 View (267) 440-6278
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Alyson Greczyn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Alyson graduated from Holy Family University with her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has her LPC in the state of PA and has a lot of experience working with adults who struggle with dual diagnosis issues. She is very passionate about helping others with their mental health.
Alyson graduated from Holy Family University with her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has her LPC in the state of PA and has a lot of experience working with adults who struggle with dual diagnosis issues. She is very passionate about helping others with their mental health.
(267) 641-5013 View (267) 641-5013
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Alison Embow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Tired of sticker charts and reward systems? Uncomfortable with time-outs? Want to enhance the relationship you have with your child? At Wise Heart Therapy LLC, we believe in the transformative power of play. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to thrive. I work closely with parents to build their understanding of their child and respond in a manner that meets behavioral goals while strengthening relationships. I am committed to helping each child reach their full potential and live a happy, healthy life.
Tired of sticker charts and reward systems? Uncomfortable with time-outs? Want to enhance the relationship you have with your child? At Wise Heart Therapy LLC, we believe in the transformative power of play. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their emotions, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to thrive. I work closely with parents to build their understanding of their child and respond in a manner that meets behavioral goals while strengthening relationships. I am committed to helping each child reach their full potential and live a happy, healthy life.
(267) 450-2653 View (267) 450-2653
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Susan Milgate Kuczura
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
Susan Kuczura, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and families in the Doylestown, New Hope and Bucks County for more than 20 years. A graduate of Temple University and Chestnut Hill College, she enjoys working with children and young adults. Susan served as the Clinical Director of a BHRS agency servicing Philadelphia. She collaborated with teachers, parents and counselors concerning behaviors and classroom interventions. Dr. Kuczura works with people with anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, Asperger's and Autism, OCD, family issues, depression and bereavement.
Susan Kuczura, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents and families in the Doylestown, New Hope and Bucks County for more than 20 years. A graduate of Temple University and Chestnut Hill College, she enjoys working with children and young adults. Susan served as the Clinical Director of a BHRS agency servicing Philadelphia. She collaborated with teachers, parents and counselors concerning behaviors and classroom interventions. Dr. Kuczura works with people with anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, Asperger's and Autism, OCD, family issues, depression and bereavement.
(267) 592-3643 View (267) 592-3643
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Christine Marston
Psychologist, PhD, LP, CEDS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
I help people who are overwhelmed, stressed & struggling to feel like themselves again. As an experienced psychologist, I'll help you gain perspective about your problem and inspire change. During unsettling times, we'll make sense of why you feel so bad and help you live better. I treat men, women, teens & couples helping with depression, anxiety & panic, eating issues & disorders, relationship problems, trauma, dissociative disorders & life transitions. I'm a brainspotting practitionner & collaborate with dietitians & physicians. Call me to schedule a first session. We can get to know each other and make a plan from there.
I help people who are overwhelmed, stressed & struggling to feel like themselves again. As an experienced psychologist, I'll help you gain perspective about your problem and inspire change. During unsettling times, we'll make sense of why you feel so bad and help you live better. I treat men, women, teens & couples helping with depression, anxiety & panic, eating issues & disorders, relationship problems, trauma, dissociative disorders & life transitions. I'm a brainspotting practitionner & collaborate with dietitians & physicians. Call me to schedule a first session. We can get to know each other and make a plan from there.
(267) 221-6478 View (267) 221-6478
Photo of Sam Malfitano, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18902, PA
Sam Malfitano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
So, you want to feel like you again. You’ve been disconnected for so long. Life stressors have gotten in the way of you being at home in yourself. And you’ll do just about anything to get back to feeling inner peace, self love and happiness. You’ve been living with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, feeling stuck and uncertain of your next steps in life. You know you are ready to make changes that will lead to a better and more fulfilling way of life but unsure where to begin.
So, you want to feel like you again. You’ve been disconnected for so long. Life stressors have gotten in the way of you being at home in yourself. And you’ll do just about anything to get back to feeling inner peace, self love and happiness. You’ve been living with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, feeling stuck and uncertain of your next steps in life. You know you are ready to make changes that will lead to a better and more fulfilling way of life but unsure where to begin.
(267) 644-3114 View (267) 644-3114
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Johanna Kane & Rowan Therapy Practice LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
I feel honored to have been part of my patients' mental health journeys for the past 22 years. It takes an enormous amount of courage to ask for help and to then be vuInerable in therapy. I strive to create a safe comfortable space, yes even using virtual means, to support my patients to work through struggles, complex emotions and anguish. I exhibit a compassionate and non-judgemental mode of relating inconjuntion with an empathic, change-oriented philosophy. I offer art psychotherapy as well as verbal-talk therapy. My therapeutic interventions tend to oscillate between the two modalities based on what each patient needs.
I feel honored to have been part of my patients' mental health journeys for the past 22 years. It takes an enormous amount of courage to ask for help and to then be vuInerable in therapy. I strive to create a safe comfortable space, yes even using virtual means, to support my patients to work through struggles, complex emotions and anguish. I exhibit a compassionate and non-judgemental mode of relating inconjuntion with an empathic, change-oriented philosophy. I offer art psychotherapy as well as verbal-talk therapy. My therapeutic interventions tend to oscillate between the two modalities based on what each patient needs.
(267) 517-8629 View (267) 517-8629
Photo of Get Empowered Now Shari Pescatore, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18902, PA
Get Empowered Now Shari Pescatore, Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LLC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress? Perhaps you have been experiencing challenges in managing your emotions? Would support in developing coping techniques for life’s challenges help support your journey? As a a therapist, my mission is to guide individuals through these life transitions. Together we can collaborate and explore strategies that can facilitate mental well-being. By developing resilience you can foster personal growth and overall improvement for your mental health.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress? Perhaps you have been experiencing challenges in managing your emotions? Would support in developing coping techniques for life’s challenges help support your journey? As a a therapist, my mission is to guide individuals through these life transitions. Together we can collaborate and explore strategies that can facilitate mental well-being. By developing resilience you can foster personal growth and overall improvement for your mental health.
(215) 770-1899 View (215) 770-1899
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Jackie Silverhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
I have 15 years of experience working with all types of clients. I have worked with teens/adults with depression, anxiety, and life changes. I help give my clients the tools that they need to live their life with less stress and worry. I offer all my clients a supportive place to discuss anything on their mind. I also work with clients that have been suffering for some time and are ready for something different. If you are ready to make significant change to your lifestyle to feel better. I also offer a holistic approach looking at the root cause of mental health issues. I have studied nutrition and functional medicine.
I have 15 years of experience working with all types of clients. I have worked with teens/adults with depression, anxiety, and life changes. I help give my clients the tools that they need to live their life with less stress and worry. I offer all my clients a supportive place to discuss anything on their mind. I also work with clients that have been suffering for some time and are ready for something different. If you are ready to make significant change to your lifestyle to feel better. I also offer a holistic approach looking at the root cause of mental health issues. I have studied nutrition and functional medicine.
(267) 327-4039 View (267) 327-4039
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Emily M. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to begin therapy can feel daunting. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgemental space for you no matter where you are at in life. I work with other Helping Professionals (i.e. Nurses, Therapist, First Responders, Teachers) and Young Adults who struggle with reliving in the past, people pleasing tendencies, and perfectionism. This usually shows up as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance misuse and relationship issues.
Taking the first step to begin therapy can feel daunting. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgemental space for you no matter where you are at in life. I work with other Helping Professionals (i.e. Nurses, Therapist, First Responders, Teachers) and Young Adults who struggle with reliving in the past, people pleasing tendencies, and perfectionism. This usually shows up as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance misuse and relationship issues.
(484) 969-9647 View (484) 969-9647
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Malika Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Malika Porter, LPC Malika Porter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Malika helps clients by creating treatment/crisis plans, giving therapeutic support during sessions, and helping them to connect with support in the community. Outside of work, Malika enjoys sitting in nature, listening to music, and enjoying time with friends and family.
Malika Porter, LPC Malika Porter is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Malika helps clients by creating treatment/crisis plans, giving therapeutic support during sessions, and helping them to connect with support in the community. Outside of work, Malika enjoys sitting in nature, listening to music, and enjoying time with friends and family.
(267) 651-1679 View (267) 651-1679
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Bucks Support Services - Buckingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEDS, CAADC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Bucks Support Services, located in Newtown and Buckingham, PA, is comprised of three speciality branches; Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Bucks LGBTQ Center and Bucks Recovery Center. In addition to those speciality areas, we treat a wide array of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, family/support system and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and disorders of childhood, among others.
Bucks Support Services, located in Newtown and Buckingham, PA, is comprised of three speciality branches; Bucks Eating Support Collaborative, Bucks LGBTQ Center and Bucks Recovery Center. In addition to those speciality areas, we treat a wide array of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, family/support system and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and disorders of childhood, among others.
(267) 389-6135 View (267) 389-6135
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Amy Tielemans & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
I work with individuals, couples and families. It doesn't matter how many people are sitting in the office, I view each individual within the context of the systems they live in each day. We are all part of many systems, marital, family, school, community, work. The relationships and importance each of these systems place on individuals can sometimes can lead to breakdowns in communication and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Treating the dysfunction in the relationship often restores the feeling of wholeness in an individual and of course leads to stronger deeper relationships between individuals.
I work with individuals, couples and families. It doesn't matter how many people are sitting in the office, I view each individual within the context of the systems they live in each day. We are all part of many systems, marital, family, school, community, work. The relationships and importance each of these systems place on individuals can sometimes can lead to breakdowns in communication and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Treating the dysfunction in the relationship often restores the feeling of wholeness in an individual and of course leads to stronger deeper relationships between individuals.
(215) 995-5117 View (215) 995-5117
Photo of Jacob Warner, Marriage & Family Therapist in 18902, PA
Jacob Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
Reaching out to find help can be a difficult & stressful process. It is my goal to try & make that process as easy & comfortable as possible. I work with children, adolescents & adults in three types of sessions (Individual, Couple & Family). I specialize in helping children/teens during transitional periods of development & the impact on the family. This most often presents as anxiety, depression & relationship conflict. When working with couples, I utilizes different techniques to help work through conflicts & create more clear communication. Family sessions address a variety of issues within the family.
Reaching out to find help can be a difficult & stressful process. It is my goal to try & make that process as easy & comfortable as possible. I work with children, adolescents & adults in three types of sessions (Individual, Couple & Family). I specialize in helping children/teens during transitional periods of development & the impact on the family. This most often presents as anxiety, depression & relationship conflict. When working with couples, I utilizes different techniques to help work through conflicts & create more clear communication. Family sessions address a variety of issues within the family.
(267) 214-2502 View (267) 214-2502
Photo of Jessica Creidler, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18902, PA
Jessica Creidler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
I am passionate about supporting children, children with autism, adolescents and young adults struggling with a variety of concerns. I have worked with clients individually as well as in group therapy settings and have experience working with concerns relating to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self- esteem and relationship challenges.
I am passionate about supporting children, children with autism, adolescents and young adults struggling with a variety of concerns. I have worked with clients individually as well as in group therapy settings and have experience working with concerns relating to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self- esteem and relationship challenges.
(267) 204-2293 View (267) 204-2293
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Jill Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time, or returning after a break, we can all benefit from taking time to discuss not what is wrong with us, but what is happening around us, and how it is impacting our relationship with ourselves or others in our lives. We all deserve an outlet, a place to be heard, to be understood, and to grow. It is my goal to provide this outlet for you, while also creating a safe and warm environment.
Whether you are coming to therapy for the first time, or returning after a break, we can all benefit from taking time to discuss not what is wrong with us, but what is happening around us, and how it is impacting our relationship with ourselves or others in our lives. We all deserve an outlet, a place to be heard, to be understood, and to grow. It is my goal to provide this outlet for you, while also creating a safe and warm environment.
(267) 493-1519 View (267) 493-1519
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Fie O'Rourke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am passionate about helping you strengthen your relationship with yourself, your body, and others. In our sessions we will work together to identify realistic changes that you can make to get closer to living a life free of whatever challenges may be holding you back. My goal is to help you feel comfortable to explore the aspects of your life that brought you to therapy in the first place and to do so in a nurturing and non-judgmental way. I believe that a therapeutic relationship built on trust is the key to successful therapy and I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am passionate about helping you strengthen your relationship with yourself, your body, and others. In our sessions we will work together to identify realistic changes that you can make to get closer to living a life free of whatever challenges may be holding you back. My goal is to help you feel comfortable to explore the aspects of your life that brought you to therapy in the first place and to do so in a nurturing and non-judgmental way. I believe that a therapeutic relationship built on trust is the key to successful therapy and I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey!
(215) 706-8660 View (215) 706-8660
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Michael Bruckner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Mike Bruckner is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He has realized his love of social work and counseling after spending his life in the insurance business. After raising 3 children, he went back to school and finished his Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Temple University and went on to achieve his Master's Degree at Simmons University. He gained more than two years of invaluable experience as a drug and alcohol counselor at Aldie Behavioral Counseling, where he was hired after undergoing his clinical training.
Mike Bruckner is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He has realized his love of social work and counseling after spending his life in the insurance business. After raising 3 children, he went back to school and finished his Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Temple University and went on to achieve his Master's Degree at Simmons University. He gained more than two years of invaluable experience as a drug and alcohol counselor at Aldie Behavioral Counseling, where he was hired after undergoing his clinical training.
(267) 609-5501 View (267) 609-5501
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Tony Lloret
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902
Tony Lloret is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling/Psychology from LaSalle University. Tony can help guide and support his clients to see their inner strengths and abilities, to help empower them, and to make positive changes in their lives. Outside of work, Tony enjoys film, music, and sports. He is a musician and plays guitar and piano.
Tony Lloret is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling/Psychology from LaSalle University. Tony can help guide and support his clients to see their inner strengths and abilities, to help empower them, and to make positive changes in their lives. Outside of work, Tony enjoys film, music, and sports. He is a musician and plays guitar and piano.
(267) 689-9019 View (267) 689-9019

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 18902

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 18902 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
60% Grief
50% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Other

How Therapists in 18902 see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18902?

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Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.