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Recovery & Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with setting boundaries? forgiving? racing thoughts? highs and lows? Well if you are seeking change and your goal is learning to be self-ful (pouring into yourself first) then I am here to listen and support your needs while helping you discover your inner strength.
Are you struggling with setting boundaries? forgiving? racing thoughts? highs and lows? Well if you are seeking change and your goal is learning to be self-ful (pouring into yourself first) then I am here to listen and support your needs while helping you discover your inner strength.
(302) 343-3949 View (302) 343-3949
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Lynn Clayton Jones
Counselor, MS, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
LCJ COUNSELING SERVICES LLC Sometimes life’s journey has a way of showing us that perhaps it’s time to take a second look, take a step back, or simply take a new path. Therapy offers the opportunity to face life’s challenges with someone who is trustworthy, compassionate, and knowledgeable. If you choose, I am that person--Lynn C. Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and National Board-Certified Counselor. I received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University with top honors and a specialty in Spiritual Integration.
LCJ COUNSELING SERVICES LLC Sometimes life’s journey has a way of showing us that perhaps it’s time to take a second look, take a step back, or simply take a new path. Therapy offers the opportunity to face life’s challenges with someone who is trustworthy, compassionate, and knowledgeable. If you choose, I am that person--Lynn C. Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and National Board-Certified Counselor. I received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Neumann University with top honors and a specialty in Spiritual Integration.
(302) 266-2655 View (302) 266-2655
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Jeshonda Dennis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Hi! Are you anxious/stressed, saddened, or have low self-esteem. Maybe struggling with trauma or having difficulty in managing relationships? Do you find change and transitions in life to be difficult? If any of these sound like you, then I can assist. I create a safe environment where you feel understood and non-judged while being open about your burdens. We will create a plan for you to overcome obstacles and begin healing along this journey. You will feel empowered to gain joy, love yourself and others, and walk confidently each day. You deserve inner peace. So let's rewrite your story so you can become transformed in this life!
Hi! Are you anxious/stressed, saddened, or have low self-esteem. Maybe struggling with trauma or having difficulty in managing relationships? Do you find change and transitions in life to be difficult? If any of these sound like you, then I can assist. I create a safe environment where you feel understood and non-judged while being open about your burdens. We will create a plan for you to overcome obstacles and begin healing along this journey. You will feel empowered to gain joy, love yourself and others, and walk confidently each day. You deserve inner peace. So let's rewrite your story so you can become transformed in this life!
(302) 303-8491 View (302) 303-8491
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Laurie Sansom
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the State of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the State of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
(763) 363-3224 View (763) 363-3224
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(302) 504-6930 View (302) 504-6930
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Mallory Hansen Giles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
**Now Accepting New Clients** Using a mindfulness based and trauma-informed approach I provide therapy for individuals struggling with mental health issues, life transition challenges, and addiction. It is important that every individual seeking to live a healthy, addiction-free life, has access to the tools they need. I understand it can be difficult to seek outside help, so I aim to make the process of entering counseling as smooth as possible and the journey most beneficial. I enjoy helping clients identify the changes they want to make and help establish small, attainable steps to make positive, healthy changes.
**Now Accepting New Clients** Using a mindfulness based and trauma-informed approach I provide therapy for individuals struggling with mental health issues, life transition challenges, and addiction. It is important that every individual seeking to live a healthy, addiction-free life, has access to the tools they need. I understand it can be difficult to seek outside help, so I aim to make the process of entering counseling as smooth as possible and the journey most beneficial. I enjoy helping clients identify the changes they want to make and help establish small, attainable steps to make positive, healthy changes.
(302) 204-1134 View (302) 204-1134
Photo of Balance Point Wellness, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19801, DE
Balance Point Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
No waitlist and now accepting new clients!
No waitlist and now accepting new clients!
(302) 200-3821 View (302) 200-3821
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Dr. Jason Bendezú
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Welcome to Love and Grow Youth and Family Therapy, PLLC :) I specialize in helping youth, young adults, couples, and families find direction in navigating difficulties with anxiety, depression, oppositional and defiant behavior, obsessive and compulsive behavior, as well as traumatic stress. I approach therapy with genuine curiosity, humbly meeting my clients where they are, validating those life experiences that bring my clients into therapy, and learning more about the tool kits clients have used thus far to steer them through troubled waters.
Welcome to Love and Grow Youth and Family Therapy, PLLC :) I specialize in helping youth, young adults, couples, and families find direction in navigating difficulties with anxiety, depression, oppositional and defiant behavior, obsessive and compulsive behavior, as well as traumatic stress. I approach therapy with genuine curiosity, humbly meeting my clients where they are, validating those life experiences that bring my clients into therapy, and learning more about the tool kits clients have used thus far to steer them through troubled waters.
(302) 303-3307 View (302) 303-3307
Photo of Nicole Candace Mondesir, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19801, DE
Nicole Candace Mondesir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW, licensed in the state of Delaware, and have over 17 years of experience and training in the mental health field. I have worked with adults providing individual and group counseling. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions and with life changes, to include depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/bereavement issues and issues specific to women. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a mother to a teenage daughter. I enjoy watching sports, in particular volleyball, as well as craft in
I am an LCSW, licensed in the state of Delaware, and have over 17 years of experience and training in the mental health field. I have worked with adults providing individual and group counseling. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions and with life changes, to include depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/bereavement issues and issues specific to women. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a mother to a teenage daughter. I enjoy watching sports, in particular volleyball, as well as craft in
(302) 209-5593 View (302) 209-5593
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Denine Hasan
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia. Certified in various areas in education, she has worked as a Special Education teacher and Student Assistance Coordinator. In essence the goal of my psychotherapy is to help you "weather" the storms of life with a greater sense of calmness and confidence so that you can continue to grow and evolve. During the work emerges out this quality of interaction and your specific goals
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia. Certified in various areas in education, she has worked as a Special Education teacher and Student Assistance Coordinator. In essence the goal of my psychotherapy is to help you "weather" the storms of life with a greater sense of calmness and confidence so that you can continue to grow and evolve. During the work emerges out this quality of interaction and your specific goals
(302) 251-2766 View (302) 251-2766
Maya Coghlan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
With a passion for supporting individuals as they navigate life's challenges, I am a therapist with 6 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults in mental health practice. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered approach to counseling, where I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. I aim to mobilize my experience working alongside adolescents, teens, and young adults to connect and understand the unique challenges these populations face and work collaboratively with them to develop meaningful perspective and coping strategies with which they can move forward.
With a passion for supporting individuals as they navigate life's challenges, I am a therapist with 6 years of experience working with adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults in mental health practice. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered approach to counseling, where I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. I aim to mobilize my experience working alongside adolescents, teens, and young adults to connect and understand the unique challenges these populations face and work collaboratively with them to develop meaningful perspective and coping strategies with which they can move forward.
(302) 305-6909 View (302) 305-6909
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Joel Cutter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LT
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Joel Cutter is a passionate Licensed Therapist (LT) with 7 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Joel Cutter's experience allows him to understand the best ways to address each client’s needs in an effective manner. He is flexible in his approach and treats anxiety, stress, trauma, men's issues, family issues, teen issues, depression, personality disorders, and much more.
Joel Cutter is a passionate Licensed Therapist (LT) with 7 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Joel Cutter's experience allows him to understand the best ways to address each client’s needs in an effective manner. He is flexible in his approach and treats anxiety, stress, trauma, men's issues, family issues, teen issues, depression, personality disorders, and much more.
(302) 314-3232 View (302) 314-3232
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Kacia Terry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Have you recently felt disconnected from yourself, overwhelmed by everyday life, or struggled with the complexities of recent changes? Embarking on the journey of seeking therapy may present challenges as you navigate a spectrum of emotions, thoughts, and experiences that require careful exploration and resolution. Despite the overwhelming nature of these challenges, I want to assure you that I am here to help.
Have you recently felt disconnected from yourself, overwhelmed by everyday life, or struggled with the complexities of recent changes? Embarking on the journey of seeking therapy may present challenges as you navigate a spectrum of emotions, thoughts, and experiences that require careful exploration and resolution. Despite the overwhelming nature of these challenges, I want to assure you that I am here to help.
(302) 208-7204 View (302) 208-7204
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Noah J. Duckett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
NOTE: I am currently prioritizing clients who are seeking assessment and letter writing services for Gender Affirming Surgery and legal transition! I approach therapy from an intersectional, strengths-based, and trauma-informed perspective, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that this process works best when a clinician and a client are equally invested in the client’s success; this collaborative model allows me to honor your commitment to the therapeutic process and your personal growth. At the end of the day, you are the expert of your life and your experiences.
NOTE: I am currently prioritizing clients who are seeking assessment and letter writing services for Gender Affirming Surgery and legal transition! I approach therapy from an intersectional, strengths-based, and trauma-informed perspective, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that this process works best when a clinician and a client are equally invested in the client’s success; this collaborative model allows me to honor your commitment to the therapeutic process and your personal growth. At the end of the day, you are the expert of your life and your experiences.
(302) 240-3540 View (302) 240-3540
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Matthew Horton
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than one decade of experience in the human services field, I have collaborated with individuals, families, and groups of people who have desired to make significant, lasting changes to their lives through therapeutic intervention. To date, I have provided services in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, and directly in the homes of clients ranging from preschool age to those well past retirement.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than one decade of experience in the human services field, I have collaborated with individuals, families, and groups of people who have desired to make significant, lasting changes to their lives through therapeutic intervention. To date, I have provided services in psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, and directly in the homes of clients ranging from preschool age to those well past retirement.
(302) 306-9205 View (302) 306-9205
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Mind Body & Sol Counseling and Consultation
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Mind Body & Sol Counseling and Consultation (MBS) is a virtual mental health therapy service that provides our clients with access to personal, present, and professional care. Our primary focus is to create a safe space for BIPOC individuals and families, however, we are not biased and will work with everyone. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy. Are you struggling with who you are? Do you often wake up thinking "how did I get here?" MBS is here to support through getting unstuck when feeling "stuck." Let us help you create a new path today!
Mind Body & Sol Counseling and Consultation (MBS) is a virtual mental health therapy service that provides our clients with access to personal, present, and professional care. Our primary focus is to create a safe space for BIPOC individuals and families, however, we are not biased and will work with everyone. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy. Are you struggling with who you are? Do you often wake up thinking "how did I get here?" MBS is here to support through getting unstuck when feeling "stuck." Let us help you create a new path today!
(717) 794-8589 View (717) 794-8589
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Charles L Solomon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout a lifetime, we are reminded of our own mortality by a continuous journey fraught with hurdles and complications that cause not only physical, but emotional pain as well. Often, along with that journey, we discover the desired destination is full of stressors that inhibit our strive, accomplishments, and ultimately, our very joy and sense of fulfillment.
Throughout a lifetime, we are reminded of our own mortality by a continuous journey fraught with hurdles and complications that cause not only physical, but emotional pain as well. Often, along with that journey, we discover the desired destination is full of stressors that inhibit our strive, accomplishments, and ultimately, our very joy and sense of fulfillment.
(484) 260-7565 View (484) 260-7565
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Kristy Filler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Kristy Filler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) who for 15 years has been helping children, adolescents, and adults find purpose and put the JOY back in their lives. Kristy specializes in family therapy and the treatment of mood disorders, depression, stress, and anxiety. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Widener University. If you are reading this, you are looking for change! Have you been feeling sad, stressed, or unfocused? Had a recent loss, feeling unfulfilled in your life or at work? Maybe you are just feeling a little lost or lonely right now.
Kristy Filler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) who for 15 years has been helping children, adolescents, and adults find purpose and put the JOY back in their lives. Kristy specializes in family therapy and the treatment of mood disorders, depression, stress, and anxiety. She completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Widener University. If you are reading this, you are looking for change! Have you been feeling sad, stressed, or unfocused? Had a recent loss, feeling unfulfilled in your life or at work? Maybe you are just feeling a little lost or lonely right now.
(302) 200-5423 View (302) 200-5423
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Alexis Reveron
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(302) 205-1240 View (302) 205-1240
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Te'naja Simpson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a pre-licensed professional, my dedication lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including adults and adolescents, on their journey toward health and healing through self-discovery. I provide therapy for those grappling with anxiety, depression, and trauma, employing an integrated approach that includes solution-based methods, motivational interviewing, and psychoanalysis. My objective is to assist each client in overcoming barriers that hinder them from recognizing the underlying causes of their challenges, facilitating a complete healing process.
As a pre-licensed professional, my dedication lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds, including adults and adolescents, on their journey toward health and healing through self-discovery. I provide therapy for those grappling with anxiety, depression, and trauma, employing an integrated approach that includes solution-based methods, motivational interviewing, and psychoanalysis. My objective is to assist each client in overcoming barriers that hinder them from recognizing the underlying causes of their challenges, facilitating a complete healing process.
(601) 300-5199 View (601) 300-5199

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 19801

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 19801 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
74% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
63% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Highmark

How Therapists in 19801 see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

70% Female
26% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19801?

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.

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.