Therapists in 19808

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Photo of Marc Felizzi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19808, DE
Marc Felizzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Not accepting new clients
My work entails getting to know the entire person- their likes, dislikes, fears, issues, successes, and past troubles, but most of all, I enjoy helping others develop their strengths so they can live an enjoyable and fulfilling life. We will look back and look ahead together, and we will work collaboratively to create and achieve goals that YOU wish to accomplish. While most clients see improvement in their daily lives within a few sessions, we also know that entering therapy can cause a great deal of uncertainty and even bring up more issues for you. However, we will approach emerging issues in a focused, collaborative manner.
My work entails getting to know the entire person- their likes, dislikes, fears, issues, successes, and past troubles, but most of all, I enjoy helping others develop their strengths so they can live an enjoyable and fulfilling life. We will look back and look ahead together, and we will work collaboratively to create and achieve goals that YOU wish to accomplish. While most clients see improvement in their daily lives within a few sessions, we also know that entering therapy can cause a great deal of uncertainty and even bring up more issues for you. However, we will approach emerging issues in a focused, collaborative manner.
(302) 567-4334 View (302) 567-4334
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Christopher Thomas Warren
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, BA
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Spending the last ten years of my life coaching high school and college athletes, I feel a special connection with adolescents and young adults. With that said, I employ a warm approach that has allowed me to connect with individuals of all ages. While our practice focus is grief and trauma work, I work with individuals who do not always feel that is their reason for seeking therapy.
Spending the last ten years of my life coaching high school and college athletes, I feel a special connection with adolescents and young adults. With that said, I employ a warm approach that has allowed me to connect with individuals of all ages. While our practice focus is grief and trauma work, I work with individuals who do not always feel that is their reason for seeking therapy.
(302) 599-6114 View (302) 599-6114
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Judie Riley LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
I am a high- energy, thoughtful well-educated professional who knows how to listen and make a positive relationship with clients looking for support. My diverse background allows me to adapt my skills to your needs. I operate through a strengths -based perspective allowing you to view yourself through a positive lens.I offer supervision for MSW students, help professionals pass the LCSW and offer a peer supervision group each month.Call for more information at 302-383-2078
I am a high- energy, thoughtful well-educated professional who knows how to listen and make a positive relationship with clients looking for support. My diverse background allows me to adapt my skills to your needs. I operate through a strengths -based perspective allowing you to view yourself through a positive lens.I offer supervision for MSW students, help professionals pass the LCSW and offer a peer supervision group each month.Call for more information at 302-383-2078
(484) 679-4861 View (484) 679-4861
Photo of Chelsey M Bayles, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19808, DE
Chelsey M Bayles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMH, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
Accepting clients for Telehealth services only at this time with day and evening availability. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware and Pennsylvania, my hope is to help each person learn the tools of healing and recovery on their personal journey of wellness. Although it can be anxiety producing to give therapy a try, my goal is to create a safe and positive environment where clients can thrive, grow, and build their toolkit for effective and healthy coping. My hope is that we can work collaboratively to highlight your strengths, and equip you to move forward towards your goals.
Accepting clients for Telehealth services only at this time with day and evening availability. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware and Pennsylvania, my hope is to help each person learn the tools of healing and recovery on their personal journey of wellness. Although it can be anxiety producing to give therapy a try, my goal is to create a safe and positive environment where clients can thrive, grow, and build their toolkit for effective and healthy coping. My hope is that we can work collaboratively to highlight your strengths, and equip you to move forward towards your goals.
(302) 865-7369 View (302) 865-7369
Vanessa Haley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Vanessa works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Vanessa believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Vanessa works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Vanessa believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(302) 515-0178 View (302) 515-0178
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Anthony Reuter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Anthony Reuter, MPHIL, MS, LMSW is a therapist and doctoral candidate with more than 9 years of experience specializing in areas such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Anthony treats patients of all ages, but specializes in adolescents, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Therapy, often using creative modalities such as music, art, and play therapy with his patients. Anthony has experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals, and residentials.
Anthony Reuter, MPHIL, MS, LMSW is a therapist and doctoral candidate with more than 9 years of experience specializing in areas such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Anthony treats patients of all ages, but specializes in adolescents, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Family Therapy, often using creative modalities such as music, art, and play therapy with his patients. Anthony has experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals, and residentials.
(302) 305-2830 View (302) 305-2830
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Journeys Counseling
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
Journeys Counseling was created to be a safe environment for clients to find a space they can feel comfortable working on whatever struggles they feel they need to. We have many different therapists available allowing clients the flexibility to find someone who they will be able to connect with. By achieving this clients will be able to allow themselves the grace to feel vulnerable and work on issues they may have been afraid to address in the past. All of the staff at Journeys are trained in working with clients through a trauma-informed lens ensuring that no one will feel judged based on an interaction with any level of staff.
(302) 240-4429 View (302) 240-4429
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Joseph Howard Wright
Psychologist
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
A moment ago, you were doing fine. Sitting at your desk, completing an assignment-when out of nowhere it hits. A tidal wave of anxiety crashes over you as you start to panic. Your mind races, your palms sweat, and every muscle in your body tenses up. Tring to calm down and tell yourself that it will pass is no use. The overwhelming sense of impending doom is impossible to shake. You're so sick and tired of your life being hijacked by uncontrollable emotions and painful memories. You know that unless you do something different, things will only continue to get worse. But you don't know how to make a change. It all feels so helpless!
A moment ago, you were doing fine. Sitting at your desk, completing an assignment-when out of nowhere it hits. A tidal wave of anxiety crashes over you as you start to panic. Your mind races, your palms sweat, and every muscle in your body tenses up. Tring to calm down and tell yourself that it will pass is no use. The overwhelming sense of impending doom is impossible to shake. You're so sick and tired of your life being hijacked by uncontrollable emotions and painful memories. You know that unless you do something different, things will only continue to get worse. But you don't know how to make a change. It all feels so helpless!
(302) 503-6582 View (302) 503-6582
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Patricia Miripol
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is individualized and conversational, aimed at developing a respectful atmosphere in which troubling feelings, thoughts, and actions can be shared, reconsidered, and understood from a new perspective, hopefully with a sense of expanded choice, options, and decisions. Whether and how to change oneself can be explored from a pragmatic, step-by-step framework to a more abstract and emotional level. Usually both emotion and action come into play in any attempt to improve the quality of one's life and depend in part upon a personal connection between my client and myself that encourages effort and hopefulness.
My approach to therapy is individualized and conversational, aimed at developing a respectful atmosphere in which troubling feelings, thoughts, and actions can be shared, reconsidered, and understood from a new perspective, hopefully with a sense of expanded choice, options, and decisions. Whether and how to change oneself can be explored from a pragmatic, step-by-step framework to a more abstract and emotional level. Usually both emotion and action come into play in any attempt to improve the quality of one's life and depend in part upon a personal connection between my client and myself that encourages effort and hopefulness.
(302) 416-5961 View (302) 416-5961
Photo of Jenna Elizabeth Montalbano in 19808, DE
Jenna Elizabeth Montalbano
MS CMH, LACMH, CTP, ICADC, CYMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
An ideal client, is an unideal person. If humans were perfect they wouldn't need therapy. I work with individuals, couples & families with a range of issues. I help people address unskilled thoughts, emotions &/or behaviors, helping them let go of things that are no longer serving them. If an individual desires to grow by developing their sense of awareness, while developing skills to help them lower their stress levels & address their issues, I can help. I work with all mental health conditions, or stress related issues. No issue is too small or too big for therapy. I am here to support others in their goals & personal growth.
An ideal client, is an unideal person. If humans were perfect they wouldn't need therapy. I work with individuals, couples & families with a range of issues. I help people address unskilled thoughts, emotions &/or behaviors, helping them let go of things that are no longer serving them. If an individual desires to grow by developing their sense of awareness, while developing skills to help them lower their stress levels & address their issues, I can help. I work with all mental health conditions, or stress related issues. No issue is too small or too big for therapy. I am here to support others in their goals & personal growth.
(302) 308-4931 View (302) 308-4931
Photo of Terrance Antonio Wingate, Pre-Licensed Professional in 19808, DE
Terrance Antonio Wingate
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings, I'm a master's level clinician with experience conducting psychotherapy in residential treatment settings and school programs for at-risk youth, as well as, a bereavement center. As I work with clients, I take into account the multifaceted identities we share, while also recognizing our differences. I believe that therapy can provide meaning and purpose and nurture one's sense of connection. I view each client as a unique and complex individual, and I tailor my approach to his or her cultural context to understand how family, social, and external factors influence experience and perception of self.
Greetings, I'm a master's level clinician with experience conducting psychotherapy in residential treatment settings and school programs for at-risk youth, as well as, a bereavement center. As I work with clients, I take into account the multifaceted identities we share, while also recognizing our differences. I believe that therapy can provide meaning and purpose and nurture one's sense of connection. I view each client as a unique and complex individual, and I tailor my approach to his or her cultural context to understand how family, social, and external factors influence experience and perception of self.
(302) 751-2701 View (302) 751-2701
Photo of Jade Eaddy, Pre-Licensed Professional in 19808, DE
Jade Eaddy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Are you looking for a friendly and experienced counselor for you or your child? Are you or your child not feeling like yourself? Jade is a Master's level Social Worker at Diamond State Counseling. Jade specializes in treatment for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral problems, grief, autism spectrum disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and parenting challenges. She is committed to creating a non-judgmental, warm and compassionate space for her clients to feel safe and supported.
Are you looking for a friendly and experienced counselor for you or your child? Are you or your child not feeling like yourself? Jade is a Master's level Social Worker at Diamond State Counseling. Jade specializes in treatment for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral problems, grief, autism spectrum disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and parenting challenges. She is committed to creating a non-judgmental, warm and compassionate space for her clients to feel safe and supported.
(302) 208-7171 View (302) 208-7171
Photo of Clearer Perspectives Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19808, DE
Clearer Perspectives Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
Working in partnership with the client as an expert on your own lives; and as facilitator of gaining better perspectives and insights into your ability to improve your functionality and quality of life. In addition, I engage in a holistic approach that includes families and other significant partners. I believe that you are capable of wellness and a healthy life!
Working in partnership with the client as an expert on your own lives; and as facilitator of gaining better perspectives and insights into your ability to improve your functionality and quality of life. In addition, I engage in a holistic approach that includes families and other significant partners. I believe that you are capable of wellness and a healthy life!
(302) 207-2535 View (302) 207-2535
Photo of Jade Esquivel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19808, DE
Jade Esquivel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping children ages 7-10 and adults manage depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, anger, and life transitions. I am a firm believer that one size does not fit all, therefore I specifically tailor my skills and approach to each of my client’s unique needs. It is important to me that you feel empowered to navigate life stressors and recognize that you are the one who is capable of making positive changes. I enjoy helping my clients find their voice and learn skills to better advocate for their wants and needs. NOTE: email is preferred form of contact.
I specialize in helping children ages 7-10 and adults manage depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, anger, and life transitions. I am a firm believer that one size does not fit all, therefore I specifically tailor my skills and approach to each of my client’s unique needs. It is important to me that you feel empowered to navigate life stressors and recognize that you are the one who is capable of making positive changes. I enjoy helping my clients find their voice and learn skills to better advocate for their wants and needs. NOTE: email is preferred form of contact.
(302) 240-4091 View (302) 240-4091
Photo of The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy, Psychologist in 19808, DE
The Center for Grief and Trauma Therapy
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
By exploring your options for compassionate mental health care, you are one step closer on your path towards healing. That takes courage, and can help you on your journey! We specialize in working with those who are struggling with all kinds of losses, but ALSO those with other mental health and relationship difficulties. We experience a sense of loss when someone or something, very dear to us, has been taken from our lives. In spite of what you may have learned, there is no one right way to feel, or to grieve! We experience different types of losses throughout our lives - and we know that every person's grief is unique
By exploring your options for compassionate mental health care, you are one step closer on your path towards healing. That takes courage, and can help you on your journey! We specialize in working with those who are struggling with all kinds of losses, but ALSO those with other mental health and relationship difficulties. We experience a sense of loss when someone or something, very dear to us, has been taken from our lives. In spite of what you may have learned, there is no one right way to feel, or to grieve! We experience different types of losses throughout our lives - and we know that every person's grief is unique
(302) 455-2310 View (302) 455-2310
Photo of Jessica Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19808, DE
Jessica Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
Do you find yourself wondering if you fit into the world around you? Do you often find yourself reflecting on the way you view relationships or what's important in life and feeling...weird? out of place? different? So many of my clients feel this way. It can be so difficult to figure out who you really are in a world that is constantly trying to tell you WHO to be and HOW to be that person. It can also cause challenges in acknowledging and accepting your emotions and sharing those with others. If you're looking to find the "you-est" version of you, I'm here to help.
Do you find yourself wondering if you fit into the world around you? Do you often find yourself reflecting on the way you view relationships or what's important in life and feeling...weird? out of place? different? So many of my clients feel this way. It can be so difficult to figure out who you really are in a world that is constantly trying to tell you WHO to be and HOW to be that person. It can also cause challenges in acknowledging and accepting your emotions and sharing those with others. If you're looking to find the "you-est" version of you, I'm here to help.
(302) 205-1211 View (302) 205-1211
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Mark James Casagrande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life.
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life.
(302) 524-0014 View (302) 524-0014
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Noni Ife Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
If you found your way to my profile, you might be curious about the essence of therapy. Perhaps you're sensing a sense of stagnation, feeling overwhelmed, or eagerly awaiting the opportunity to breathe freely once more. It's possible that your traumatic experiences have left you feeling overtaken, or you may be in the midst of grieving for yourself or a loved one.
If you found your way to my profile, you might be curious about the essence of therapy. Perhaps you're sensing a sense of stagnation, feeling overwhelmed, or eagerly awaiting the opportunity to breathe freely once more. It's possible that your traumatic experiences have left you feeling overtaken, or you may be in the midst of grieving for yourself or a loved one.
(302) 251-1980 View (302) 251-1980
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Tamara Perry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808  (Online Only)
Please Note: I am only offering virtual sessions at this time. Seeking therapy takes a great deal of determination and courage. By visiting my page, you have taken the most important step towards making positive lasting changes in your life. I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive experience working with adolescents, and adults. I provide individual in a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to help you discover your strengths and increase your ability to cope with stressful life transitions that may lead to depression, anxiety, or emotional distress.
Please Note: I am only offering virtual sessions at this time. Seeking therapy takes a great deal of determination and courage. By visiting my page, you have taken the most important step towards making positive lasting changes in your life. I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive experience working with adolescents, and adults. I provide individual in a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to help you discover your strengths and increase your ability to cope with stressful life transitions that may lead to depression, anxiety, or emotional distress.
(302) 397-3890 View (302) 397-3890
Photo of Lori Wardwell, Counselor in 19808, DE
Lori Wardwell
Counselor, NCC
Verified
Marshallton, DE 19808
Are you grappling with the confusion the last couple years have brought? So many people have experienced the loss and anxiety that comes in uncertain times but it is never too late to start the work of processing these emotions. Being heard and validated in your emotions is the foundation of a positive therapeutic relationship and something I hope to give to every client I am able to work with. It is my goal to provide an individualized approach to therapy that is grounded in proven techniques but is also flexible and able to adapt to specific needs of my client.
Are you grappling with the confusion the last couple years have brought? So many people have experienced the loss and anxiety that comes in uncertain times but it is never too late to start the work of processing these emotions. Being heard and validated in your emotions is the foundation of a positive therapeutic relationship and something I hope to give to every client I am able to work with. It is my goal to provide an individualized approach to therapy that is grounded in proven techniques but is also flexible and able to adapt to specific needs of my client.
(302) 291-1503 View (302) 291-1503

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Number of Therapists in 19808

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 19808 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
70% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
76% Highmark
72% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 19808 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19808?

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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.