Photo of Lisa DeLeonardo, Psychologist in 19707, DE
Lisa DeLeonardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
My approach to therapy is first to fully understand your difficulties and then work with you to find the best ways to make changes that promote growth and personal fulfillment. I believe that it is crucial for you to feel that therapy is a safe space where together we can explore, examine, and be curious about your experiences and your relationships with other people. In my years of practicing, I have found that many distressing symptoms (such as anxiety and depression) often disappear when people have the opportunity to look closely at their relationships with others.
My approach to therapy is first to fully understand your difficulties and then work with you to find the best ways to make changes that promote growth and personal fulfillment. I believe that it is crucial for you to feel that therapy is a safe space where together we can explore, examine, and be curious about your experiences and your relationships with other people. In my years of practicing, I have found that many distressing symptoms (such as anxiety and depression) often disappear when people have the opportunity to look closely at their relationships with others.
(302) 721-5714 x1 View (302) 721-5714 x1
Photo of Linda Ruth Brackin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19707, DE
Linda Ruth Brackin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
As Therapist and Life Coach, I am integrally connected to the burgeoning Science of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of what enables people and communities to thrive. My approach emphasizes the uniqueness and potential of each individual. I dwell in the possibility for positive change. I am committed to the use of tools which make it possible for you to recognize, appreciate and utilize your signature character strengths (you at your best) to assist you with any perceived problems, limitations and areas of healing, thereby opening the door for you to set your intention toward the realm of your possibility.
As Therapist and Life Coach, I am integrally connected to the burgeoning Science of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of what enables people and communities to thrive. My approach emphasizes the uniqueness and potential of each individual. I dwell in the possibility for positive change. I am committed to the use of tools which make it possible for you to recognize, appreciate and utilize your signature character strengths (you at your best) to assist you with any perceived problems, limitations and areas of healing, thereby opening the door for you to set your intention toward the realm of your possibility.
(302) 786-1989 View (302) 786-1989
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Amy Dwinnell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hockessin, DE 19707
In my practice, I look to build a strong and trusting rapport with clients. We are then able to work together on identifying potential sources of life stressors as well as strengths. In exploring these areas, clients are able to identify and modify previous patterns of behavior in order to achieve their full potential personally, academically, and/or vocationally.
In my practice, I look to build a strong and trusting rapport with clients. We are then able to work together on identifying potential sources of life stressors as well as strengths. In exploring these areas, clients are able to identify and modify previous patterns of behavior in order to achieve their full potential personally, academically, and/or vocationally.
(302) 545-9100 View (302) 545-9100
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Mark P Carney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
Not accepting new clients
I’ve been a therapist of one type or another for the past 30 years. I’m currently seeing patients for a number of reasons, some rather moderate and some fairly severe. I have extension experience with addictive thinking, anxiety (including compulsive behaviors), depression, existential or interpersonal concerns, bi-polar depression, mindfulness and anger. As a rule, I don’t see couples. My patients range in age from 11 to 90.
I’ve been a therapist of one type or another for the past 30 years. I’m currently seeing patients for a number of reasons, some rather moderate and some fairly severe. I have extension experience with addictive thinking, anxiety (including compulsive behaviors), depression, existential or interpersonal concerns, bi-polar depression, mindfulness and anger. As a rule, I don’t see couples. My patients range in age from 11 to 90.
(302) 319-2522 View (302) 319-2522
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Mary Anne M Lacour
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome clients who are grappling with grief, life transitions, identity explorations, and issues of meaning and purpose. Much of my experience has been assisting students with the adjustment into and out of college and graduate school. I also have experience working with people who are navigating the challenges of mid-life and/or transitions into older adulthood. A particular interest of mine is the adjustment to parenthood. I aim to help clients face both the losses and opportunities that transitions hold, in order to deepen their ability to be fully present to their life. My goal is to help build resilience and joy.
I welcome clients who are grappling with grief, life transitions, identity explorations, and issues of meaning and purpose. Much of my experience has been assisting students with the adjustment into and out of college and graduate school. I also have experience working with people who are navigating the challenges of mid-life and/or transitions into older adulthood. A particular interest of mine is the adjustment to parenthood. I aim to help clients face both the losses and opportunities that transitions hold, in order to deepen their ability to be fully present to their life. My goal is to help build resilience and joy.
(302) 205-1538 View (302) 205-1538
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Dr. Meg Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
We are all trying our best, myself included. Somedays, we take small steps forward, and other days we move backward or stay still. I know it takes a lot of courage to decide to come to therapy, to take that step towards facing what gets in the way of living your best life. If you are like most of us, you have already been working hard to get there by reading, listening to podcasts, talking to friends, and searching yourself for the answers. I get it; change is hard and can feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes we need a safe space and a teammate to continue our growth. If you are looking for an ally on your journey, reach out.
We are all trying our best, myself included. Somedays, we take small steps forward, and other days we move backward or stay still. I know it takes a lot of courage to decide to come to therapy, to take that step towards facing what gets in the way of living your best life. If you are like most of us, you have already been working hard to get there by reading, listening to podcasts, talking to friends, and searching yourself for the answers. I get it; change is hard and can feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes we need a safe space and a teammate to continue our growth. If you are looking for an ally on your journey, reach out.
(302) 550-9348 View (302) 550-9348
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Elizabeth Mikolajczyk
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA, ABSNP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
My private assessment practice, Hope Assessments, was designed to provide psychological, psychoeducational, and school-based neuropsychological evaluations. I am able to provide these services either in office, in the client's home, or in some cases, remotely. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
My private assessment practice, Hope Assessments, was designed to provide psychological, psychoeducational, and school-based neuropsychological evaluations. I am able to provide these services either in office, in the client's home, or in some cases, remotely. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
(302) 207-7919 View (302) 207-7919
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Barbara P Ridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
I have a PhD in Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in a variety of treatment modalities to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to young adults, adults, couples and families. My practice addresses issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, compulsive disorders and grief. I help people who have problems with addictive behaviors. Working with family members who are affected by the addiction of a loved one is part of my mental health practice.
I have a PhD in Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in a variety of treatment modalities to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to young adults, adults, couples and families. My practice addresses issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, stress, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions, compulsive disorders and grief. I help people who have problems with addictive behaviors. Working with family members who are affected by the addiction of a loved one is part of my mental health practice.
(302) 305-1619 View (302) 305-1619
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Maureen D Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
I feel comfortable bringing my own life experiences into the counseling relationship. This helps me relate to my clients and connect genuinely. I do not see myself as an expert but as an objective helper who can reflect on what the client is going through, provide validation and understanding and then gently challenge clients to change patterns and make changes for progress. I enjoy being a partner with my clients to come up with strategies to manage the challenges they face. We all need a place to feel safe, listened to, and seen. I provide that space for clients and their families.
I feel comfortable bringing my own life experiences into the counseling relationship. This helps me relate to my clients and connect genuinely. I do not see myself as an expert but as an objective helper who can reflect on what the client is going through, provide validation and understanding and then gently challenge clients to change patterns and make changes for progress. I enjoy being a partner with my clients to come up with strategies to manage the challenges they face. We all need a place to feel safe, listened to, and seen. I provide that space for clients and their families.
(302) 305-5434 View (302) 305-5434
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Transitions4Life, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Transitions4Life,LLC is a telehealth and mobile therapy private practice. This unique therapy/life coaching practice, with Lakeeya Homsey (owner/lead therapist), offers support for working professionals. At Transitions4life, LLC, we specialize in conducting individual (21+) and couples teletherapy and/or coaching sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and life transition concerns. We also assist those who are clinical professionals or work in high stress careers to better manage their life stressors, promote self care, and reduce the effects of burnout.
Transitions4Life,LLC is a telehealth and mobile therapy private practice. This unique therapy/life coaching practice, with Lakeeya Homsey (owner/lead therapist), offers support for working professionals. At Transitions4life, LLC, we specialize in conducting individual (21+) and couples teletherapy and/or coaching sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and life transition concerns. We also assist those who are clinical professionals or work in high stress careers to better manage their life stressors, promote self care, and reduce the effects of burnout.
(302) 253-7613 View (302) 253-7613
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Kathleen King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
I enjoy working with children and families to address their unique circumstances and challenges. I work with children of all ages, from early childhood through adolescence. I enjoy supporting parents as they manage the ups and downs of parenting children of all ages. I work from a stregnths-based perspective and believe that client motivation to participate actively in therapy is a great indicator of success. I utilize evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, stress, and challenging behavior.
I enjoy working with children and families to address their unique circumstances and challenges. I work with children of all ages, from early childhood through adolescence. I enjoy supporting parents as they manage the ups and downs of parenting children of all ages. I work from a stregnths-based perspective and believe that client motivation to participate actively in therapy is a great indicator of success. I utilize evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, stress, and challenging behavior.
(302) 307-6663 x1 View (302) 307-6663 x1
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John Swift
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
John Swift is a licensed mental health counselor in Delaware. John is trained in EMDR and is currently certified in Veteran Behavior health, cognitive behavior therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, dream therapy and trauma. Prior to being a therapist, John was in education working with students with special needs in grades 5-12. He later became a special education coordinator working closely with parents and teachers. John currently works with middle school, high school kids, as well as adults. His main focus is trauma and anxiety. When not doing therapy he enjoys playing the piano, reading, and traveling with his wife and two children.
John Swift is a licensed mental health counselor in Delaware. John is trained in EMDR and is currently certified in Veteran Behavior health, cognitive behavior therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, dream therapy and trauma. Prior to being a therapist, John was in education working with students with special needs in grades 5-12. He later became a special education coordinator working closely with parents and teachers. John currently works with middle school, high school kids, as well as adults. His main focus is trauma and anxiety. When not doing therapy he enjoys playing the piano, reading, and traveling with his wife and two children.
(302) 305-3323 x100 View (302) 305-3323 x100
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Michelle Taylor Gizzio
Counselor, LPCMH, MA
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
Michelle is a skilled facilitator in her work with dysfunctional family dynamics. She supports individuals, couples, children, and adolescents facing struggles that hinder them from long-lasting healing. Her approach is holistic. She examines the social, physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and spiritual well-being of each individual. Her integrated treatment features reliable scientific theory coupled with sound theology.
Michelle is a skilled facilitator in her work with dysfunctional family dynamics. She supports individuals, couples, children, and adolescents facing struggles that hinder them from long-lasting healing. Her approach is holistic. She examines the social, physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and spiritual well-being of each individual. Her integrated treatment features reliable scientific theory coupled with sound theology.
(302) 329-6785 View (302) 329-6785
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Julie Collins
MA, CHP, CRNC
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
As a body-centered practitioner, I bring a holistic, mindful approach- somatic, experiential and collaborative. My aim is helping you access wisdom and resources already existing in your body, heart, mind; blending them with new information and experience for a new way forward. Through various modalities, I'll help you deepen self-awareness; explore, study, discover, choose, embody and express yourself more genuinely and fully. Whether struggling with habitual thought/behavior patterns, chronic mood states or health concerns leaving you feeling confused, frustrated, or alone, I'll help you meet and transform these challenges into new possibilities for experiencing life in more satisfying, nourishing ways.
As a body-centered practitioner, I bring a holistic, mindful approach- somatic, experiential and collaborative. My aim is helping you access wisdom and resources already existing in your body, heart, mind; blending them with new information and experience for a new way forward. Through various modalities, I'll help you deepen self-awareness; explore, study, discover, choose, embody and express yourself more genuinely and fully. Whether struggling with habitual thought/behavior patterns, chronic mood states or health concerns leaving you feeling confused, frustrated, or alone, I'll help you meet and transform these challenges into new possibilities for experiencing life in more satisfying, nourishing ways.
(267) 983-5211 View (267) 983-5211
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Veronica Frabizzio Valania
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707  (Online Only)
Not Accepting New Clients at this time. I have always had a passion for helping people find their voice and their inner strengths. My approach to therapy looks at the whole person in regards to their physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual selves. I practice a strengths- based and mindfulness approach with a focus on meeting the client where they are in the moment. I see a wide range of clients from all walks of life, experiences and age.
Not Accepting New Clients at this time. I have always had a passion for helping people find their voice and their inner strengths. My approach to therapy looks at the whole person in regards to their physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual selves. I practice a strengths- based and mindfulness approach with a focus on meeting the client where they are in the moment. I see a wide range of clients from all walks of life, experiences and age.
(302) 330-5034 View (302) 330-5034
Dr. Samuel P Milioti
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
My training and experience include treating anxiety and panic, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, and chronic illness. My background as a family therapist allows me to treat many individuals, including family members or other significant people in a person's life. For more than four decades, I have studied the nature of interpersonal relationships, and have assisted couples and individuals as they face life's difficult challenges. If you are in need with help, I can help you resolve these issues and feel better about yourself.
My training and experience include treating anxiety and panic, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, and chronic illness. My background as a family therapist allows me to treat many individuals, including family members or other significant people in a person's life. For more than four decades, I have studied the nature of interpersonal relationships, and have assisted couples and individuals as they face life's difficult challenges. If you are in need with help, I can help you resolve these issues and feel better about yourself.
(302) 966-3041 View (302) 966-3041
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Abigail Janney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hockessin, DE 19707
“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” I have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2011. Prior to this I received my master’s in clinical health psychology. I have had wonderful opportunities to work in numerous settings to help children and families. I have a vast amount of clinical experience with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges. In addition to my clinical work, I conduct clinical training for other child therapists as well as serving as a consultant to early childhood providers.
“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” I have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2011. Prior to this I received my master’s in clinical health psychology. I have had wonderful opportunities to work in numerous settings to help children and families. I have a vast amount of clinical experience with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges. In addition to my clinical work, I conduct clinical training for other child therapists as well as serving as a consultant to early childhood providers.
(302) 307-4131 View (302) 307-4131
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Christine Szegda
MEd, ICF-ACC
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
Christine has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's in Education. She has worked for over two decades as a teacher and coach. She is also a trained Reiki, Healing Touch for Animals, and Pain Reprocessing (PRT) practitioner and a Certified Wayfinder Life Coach through Martha Beck (MBI) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ​ Christine helps others love their gifts, connect with their body and inner wisdom, and find and connect with their purpose in the world.
Christine has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master's in Education. She has worked for over two decades as a teacher and coach. She is also a trained Reiki, Healing Touch for Animals, and Pain Reprocessing (PRT) practitioner and a Certified Wayfinder Life Coach through Martha Beck (MBI) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ​ Christine helps others love their gifts, connect with their body and inner wisdom, and find and connect with their purpose in the world.
(302) 321-2658 View (302) 321-2658
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Kasey Ong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
Kasey H. Ong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware, Texas, and Utah. She has prior experience working in inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient settings with individuals who struggle with a variety of psychiatric conditions, including eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. Kasey is passionate about supporting her clients through life transitions and creating spaces for self-reflection and meaningful change.
Kasey H. Ong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware, Texas, and Utah. She has prior experience working in inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient settings with individuals who struggle with a variety of psychiatric conditions, including eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. Kasey is passionate about supporting her clients through life transitions and creating spaces for self-reflection and meaningful change.
(302) 663-7028 x100 View (302) 663-7028 x100
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Shauna Sullivan, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Hockessin, DE 19707
I offer traditional talk therapy as well as EMDR therapy, both virtually and in person. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and believe everyone is on an individual path. There is no one size fits all treatment or set of goals. Together, you and I will identify what you would like to see different in your life and how to help you feel better. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and am psychodynamically oriented in my work.
I offer traditional talk therapy as well as EMDR therapy, both virtually and in person. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and believe everyone is on an individual path. There is no one size fits all treatment or set of goals. Together, you and I will identify what you would like to see different in your life and how to help you feel better. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and am psychodynamically oriented in my work.
(302) 206-9931 View (302) 206-9931

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 19707

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 19707 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
70% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Highmark

How Therapists in 19707 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
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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.