Therapists in 18912

Photo of Jill Comins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18912, PA
Jill Comins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
The decision to seek therapy is unique and personal to each one of us. Whether you're seeking help for a specific life event or looking to understand ongoing struggles, I'm here to offer a supportive and a judgment-free space for you to show up, just as you are, as you begin your process of personal healing and growth. I work with clients with a wide array of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and those struggling with substance abuse. We will work together to understand how personal experiences have shaped your present-day reality, including beliefs about yourself and how you engage in the world.
The decision to seek therapy is unique and personal to each one of us. Whether you're seeking help for a specific life event or looking to understand ongoing struggles, I'm here to offer a supportive and a judgment-free space for you to show up, just as you are, as you begin your process of personal healing and growth. I work with clients with a wide array of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and those struggling with substance abuse. We will work together to understand how personal experiences have shaped your present-day reality, including beliefs about yourself and how you engage in the world.
(267) 612-3025 View (267) 612-3025
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Bucks Support Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
Bucks Support Services is a collaborative psychotherapy collective, comprised of Doctoral and Masters level mental health providers. Spearheaded by Dr. Stacy Hunt, and a group of highly trained and experienced mentoring therapists in each of the specialty areas, Bucks Support Services is a safe place to seek out support for a variety of psychological issues.
Bucks Support Services is a collaborative psychotherapy collective, comprised of Doctoral and Masters level mental health providers. Spearheaded by Dr. Stacy Hunt, and a group of highly trained and experienced mentoring therapists in each of the specialty areas, Bucks Support Services is a safe place to seek out support for a variety of psychological issues.
(267) 930-1663 View (267) 930-1663
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Shanel Santucci
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
I am here to help you become the best version of yourself. I have always been attracted to a holistic approach to counseling that includes brain health, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and overall wellness. Along with talk therapy, I also utilize Neurofeedback training to help stabilize brainwaves. Neurofeedback Therapy is a non-invasive/non-drug based form of treatment that facilitates desired functions and mental states. Self-regulation is key in improving daily stressors, quality of life, and a positive well being. I am rewarded by seeing my clients' efforts to grow and achieve their goals.
I am here to help you become the best version of yourself. I have always been attracted to a holistic approach to counseling that includes brain health, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and overall wellness. Along with talk therapy, I also utilize Neurofeedback training to help stabilize brainwaves. Neurofeedback Therapy is a non-invasive/non-drug based form of treatment that facilitates desired functions and mental states. Self-regulation is key in improving daily stressors, quality of life, and a positive well being. I am rewarded by seeing my clients' efforts to grow and achieve their goals.
(267) 753-7010 View (267) 753-7010
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Dottie Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, MA, LPC, CGCS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
I am a licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. My specialties include trauma issues, PTSD, anxiety, grief and loss. Trauma is not specific to violence but results from experiences such as death of family members/friends, chronic and acute illness, animal attacks, natural disasters, dealing with suicide, separation from parents, divorce, domestic violence and war. I work with active duty military, veterans and first responders and their families, engaging EMDR, Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) and Brain Spotting.
I am a licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. My specialties include trauma issues, PTSD, anxiety, grief and loss. Trauma is not specific to violence but results from experiences such as death of family members/friends, chronic and acute illness, animal attacks, natural disasters, dealing with suicide, separation from parents, divorce, domestic violence and war. I work with active duty military, veterans and first responders and their families, engaging EMDR, Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) and Brain Spotting.
(267) 762-5412 View (267) 762-5412
Bucks LGBTQ Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH, CAADC, CEDS, CCTp
Buckingham, PA 18912
Located in Newtown & Buckingham PA, Bucks LGBTQ Center is an affirming, safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families. We provide Masters and Doctoral level therapeutic support, professional educational trainings, and community events. Many of our providers have lived experience in the queer community in addition to extensive clinical training. Our providers specialize in working with transgender and gender expansive clients. We follow WPATH standards of care.
Located in Newtown & Buckingham PA, Bucks LGBTQ Center is an affirming, safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families. We provide Masters and Doctoral level therapeutic support, professional educational trainings, and community events. Many of our providers have lived experience in the queer community in addition to extensive clinical training. Our providers specialize in working with transgender and gender expansive clients. We follow WPATH standards of care.
(267) 281-1925 View (267) 281-1925
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Michelle (Hilton) Mandell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
I hold a firm belief that all people have the knowledge and wisdom within themselves needed to heal, and that the therapeutic relationship can help access these parts and become your most authentic self. I practice from a place of intuition and curiosity about your process, and I hope to allow you the space to grow in ways that feel genuine to you.
I hold a firm belief that all people have the knowledge and wisdom within themselves needed to heal, and that the therapeutic relationship can help access these parts and become your most authentic self. I practice from a place of intuition and curiosity about your process, and I hope to allow you the space to grow in ways that feel genuine to you.
(215) 709-9974 View (215) 709-9974
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Bucks Recovery Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
Bucks Recovery Center, a branch of Bucks Support Services, has two locations in Bucks County, PA (Newtown & Buckingham). We are a supportive space for clients in ongoing recovery from substance use, alcoholism, and addiction, featuring: individual, family and group psychotherapy; community-based support groups; and educational outreach. The therapists at Bucks Recovery Center use a "Harm Reduction" model and can support many modalities of recovery treatment.
Bucks Recovery Center, a branch of Bucks Support Services, has two locations in Bucks County, PA (Newtown & Buckingham). We are a supportive space for clients in ongoing recovery from substance use, alcoholism, and addiction, featuring: individual, family and group psychotherapy; community-based support groups; and educational outreach. The therapists at Bucks Recovery Center use a "Harm Reduction" model and can support many modalities of recovery treatment.
(267) 382-4157 View (267) 382-4157
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Bucks Eating Support Collaborative
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
Spearheaded by eating disorder specialists Dr. Stacy Hunt, Clinical Psychologist and Leah Frazee, RD, LND, Bucks Eating Support Collaborative provides comprehensive and quality care for patients of all ages and genders dealing with disordered eating in a HAES informed framework and a body neutrality lens. With two Bucks County locations, Bucks ESC provides individual therapy, family, nutrition and group sessions. Our group of providers also offers trauma support, LGBTQ support, co-occurring Dx, ARFID, & PANS/PANDAS related eating concerns. We also work with athletes with eating disorders and disordered eating.
Spearheaded by eating disorder specialists Dr. Stacy Hunt, Clinical Psychologist and Leah Frazee, RD, LND, Bucks Eating Support Collaborative provides comprehensive and quality care for patients of all ages and genders dealing with disordered eating in a HAES informed framework and a body neutrality lens. With two Bucks County locations, Bucks ESC provides individual therapy, family, nutrition and group sessions. Our group of providers also offers trauma support, LGBTQ support, co-occurring Dx, ARFID, & PANS/PANDAS related eating concerns. We also work with athletes with eating disorders and disordered eating.
(267) 592-6873 View (267) 592-6873
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Joanne Y Whitworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
Life can be overwhelming. There can be struggles; relationship issues, life transitions, the trauma of an accident or abuse. Sometimes talking with friends or family doesn't help. Talking with someone who can listen carefully, who is empathic and offers confidentiality can help. I believe it is this therapeutic relationship, based on a foundation of trust and respect that provides a safe place to take the risks that are necessary for change. I can help you recognize your internal strengths and positive qualities which will encourage you to see more possibilites for yourself.
Life can be overwhelming. There can be struggles; relationship issues, life transitions, the trauma of an accident or abuse. Sometimes talking with friends or family doesn't help. Talking with someone who can listen carefully, who is empathic and offers confidentiality can help. I believe it is this therapeutic relationship, based on a foundation of trust and respect that provides a safe place to take the risks that are necessary for change. I can help you recognize your internal strengths and positive qualities which will encourage you to see more possibilites for yourself.
(267) 354-7305 View (267) 354-7305
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Annie Yocum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912  (Online Only)
Welcome. I see individual therapy as a process of joining someone in dealing with difficult situations or problems. I will listen carefully and strive to provide an emotionally safe and nonjudgmental space to explore and work through your concerns. Experiencing a genuine connection in a relaxed and non-stigmatizing atmosphere is an important part of therapy, and we can see if we are a "good match" to work together.
Welcome. I see individual therapy as a process of joining someone in dealing with difficult situations or problems. I will listen carefully and strive to provide an emotionally safe and nonjudgmental space to explore and work through your concerns. Experiencing a genuine connection in a relaxed and non-stigmatizing atmosphere is an important part of therapy, and we can see if we are a "good match" to work together.
(215) 987-6583 View (215) 987-6583
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Joanne Adar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QCSW, HSV
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
Do you find that you are often feeling sad, angry, or anxious? Is this a particularly challenging time in your life, with more stress than you feel that you can manage? How about the important relationships in your life, are they characterized by trust, warmth, support and clear communication? -- You do not have to handle all of life's challenges alone. Therapy can provide support, resources, and insight.
Do you find that you are often feeling sad, angry, or anxious? Is this a particularly challenging time in your life, with more stress than you feel that you can manage? How about the important relationships in your life, are they characterized by trust, warmth, support and clear communication? -- You do not have to handle all of life's challenges alone. Therapy can provide support, resources, and insight.
(215) 694-6932 View (215) 694-6932
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Marc Masino
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAC
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
I am a Certified Addictions Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the fields of addiction and co-dependency. I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I help clients work on the issues from the past that continue to affect their lives and relationships today.
I am a Certified Addictions Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the fields of addiction and co-dependency. I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I help clients work on the issues from the past that continue to affect their lives and relationships today.
(215) 701-4900 View (215) 701-4900
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Amy Tielemans & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
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
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John Markey
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Pennsylvania with 14 years of experience. Prior to opening my practice, I held the position of Director of Mental Health Services at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. During that time, I became an expert in treating mentally illness, which involved the complex forensic component. Most notably, I am known for competent and successful treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. I also provided treatment to military veterans, who were in combat during the most recent war.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Pennsylvania with 14 years of experience. Prior to opening my practice, I held the position of Director of Mental Health Services at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. During that time, I became an expert in treating mentally illness, which involved the complex forensic component. Most notably, I am known for competent and successful treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder. I also provided treatment to military veterans, who were in combat during the most recent war.
(215) 867-6541 View (215) 867-6541
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Marla Mathews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
With over 20 years of clinical experience, I provide individual, couples and family therapy with great compassion for helping others find their way through life's challenges. Strongly convicted to the belief that all people possess the strength and ability to achieve their personal goals and greater success in their personal lives, I foster growth through listening, humor and warmth, ensuring that my clients feel heard and understood. By guiding my clients towards greater self-awareness and a better understanding of their personal desires, I then work to help my clients develop a path to achieve their goals.
With over 20 years of clinical experience, I provide individual, couples and family therapy with great compassion for helping others find their way through life's challenges. Strongly convicted to the belief that all people possess the strength and ability to achieve their personal goals and greater success in their personal lives, I foster growth through listening, humor and warmth, ensuring that my clients feel heard and understood. By guiding my clients towards greater self-awareness and a better understanding of their personal desires, I then work to help my clients develop a path to achieve their goals.
(267) 297-1767 View (267) 297-1767
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Dina Ricciardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
Waitlist for new clients
Are you - or is your child - feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day challenges? All too often, we feel that things about our life are unmanageable. Welcome to my practice, where I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and relationships. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, your relationship with food, or other concerns, there is hope. I can help you understand who you truly are and how to be the best version of yourself.
Are you - or is your child - feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day challenges? All too often, we feel that things about our life are unmanageable. Welcome to my practice, where I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and relationships. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, your relationship with food, or other concerns, there is hope. I can help you understand who you truly are and how to be the best version of yourself.
(215) 478-6835 View (215) 478-6835
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Shannon L. Hays
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH, CEDS, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults wishing to overcome array of challenges. My main specializations are ADHD, Trauma/PTSD, Grief, Chronic health issues, eating disorders, addictions and working with the LGBTQIA+ plus community. I also specialize in working with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I also provide executive functioning coaching, career coaching and love working with people in life transition and healing from burnout. I have a Master of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University and a Master of Public Health from Capella U.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults wishing to overcome array of challenges. My main specializations are ADHD, Trauma/PTSD, Grief, Chronic health issues, eating disorders, addictions and working with the LGBTQIA+ plus community. I also specialize in working with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I also provide executive functioning coaching, career coaching and love working with people in life transition and healing from burnout. I have a Master of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University and a Master of Public Health from Capella U.
(267) 728-7341 View (267) 728-7341
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Denise Olesky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Buckingham, PA 18912
Continually feeling sad, anxious, or hopeless can make you feel like this cycle in your life will never end. Feeling stuck, numb, or helpless can feel downright frustrating some days. Racing thoughts and negative thoughts seem to take up continual space in your head that just won't turn off - "I'm not good enough," "Is this person judging me right now?" "Everyone is looking at me," "I'm so exhausted from my own thoughts," "I screwed up again." You may even be wondering what kind of life you will have in the future if you are continually feeling stressed, anxious, or upset.
Continually feeling sad, anxious, or hopeless can make you feel like this cycle in your life will never end. Feeling stuck, numb, or helpless can feel downright frustrating some days. Racing thoughts and negative thoughts seem to take up continual space in your head that just won't turn off - "I'm not good enough," "Is this person judging me right now?" "Everyone is looking at me," "I'm so exhausted from my own thoughts," "I screwed up again." You may even be wondering what kind of life you will have in the future if you are continually feeling stressed, anxious, or upset.
(267) 699-7604 View (267) 699-7604
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Anger Management- Will Chapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In choosing the right therapist I would encourage you to look for a therapist that: has extensive experience, specializes in the issues that you need assistance with, and you could see yourself comfortably talking with. If you are reviewing my link you are undoubtedly looking for a therapist that focuses on helping their clients manage their anger more effectively. I have spent 15 years working with clients on the primary issue of anger management. During that time, I have worked with male clients in either group or individual therapy.
Finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In choosing the right therapist I would encourage you to look for a therapist that: has extensive experience, specializes in the issues that you need assistance with, and you could see yourself comfortably talking with. If you are reviewing my link you are undoubtedly looking for a therapist that focuses on helping their clients manage their anger more effectively. I have spent 15 years working with clients on the primary issue of anger management. During that time, I have worked with male clients in either group or individual therapy.
(267) 310-0694 View (267) 310-0694
Photo of Joyce Cooney, Licensed Professional Counselor in 18912, PA
Joyce Cooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckingham, PA 18912
I work with individuals, couples and families who may be suffering due to stress, anxiety, depression or changes in life that have become overwhelming. My primary goal is to provide a safe, confidential space for clients who are ready to begin the process of healing. In this space we will develop a therapeutic relationship and begin to shift the mindset that has created suffering and move toward living with purpose and joy. Whether it be anxiety, postpartum symptoms, life transitions, or relationship problems, I am here to provide support and offer insight so that you can move forward.
I work with individuals, couples and families who may be suffering due to stress, anxiety, depression or changes in life that have become overwhelming. My primary goal is to provide a safe, confidential space for clients who are ready to begin the process of healing. In this space we will develop a therapeutic relationship and begin to shift the mindset that has created suffering and move toward living with purpose and joy. Whether it be anxiety, postpartum symptoms, life transitions, or relationship problems, I am here to provide support and offer insight so that you can move forward.
(215) 631-3369 View (215) 631-3369

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Number of Therapists in 18912

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 18912 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
79% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
62% Self Esteem
58% Women's Issues
58% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Highmark

How Therapists in 18912 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 18912?

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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.