Therapists in 20895

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Concord Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
Are you regularly feeling overwhelmed? Experiencing intimacy or communication problems in your relationships? Feeling run down and uncertain how to get going again? Let's work together to re-discover your strengths and improve how you feel about yourself and others around you. Our approach to counseling combines Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness practices. CBT is a widely used form of therapy with which you will learn (1) to tune into your self-talk, (2) recognize how your self-talk impacts your feelings and decisions, and (3) how to re-frame those unhelpful thoughts into more positive ones.
Are you regularly feeling overwhelmed? Experiencing intimacy or communication problems in your relationships? Feeling run down and uncertain how to get going again? Let's work together to re-discover your strengths and improve how you feel about yourself and others around you. Our approach to counseling combines Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness practices. CBT is a widely used form of therapy with which you will learn (1) to tune into your self-talk, (2) recognize how your self-talk impacts your feelings and decisions, and (3) how to re-frame those unhelpful thoughts into more positive ones.
(571) 253-7498 View (571) 253-7498
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Sabrina Cermeno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Sabrina, DC born and raised, and come from a large immigrant Peruvian household. I believe therapy is a helpful space to deepen one’s understanding of themselves and others. It is also a space for growth and healing from our past experiences that have shaped us and our worldview. I use a systemic lens that involves viewing the individual within the context of a larger system. This includes people, environments, rules, and societal norms that impact us.
Hello! I am Sabrina, DC born and raised, and come from a large immigrant Peruvian household. I believe therapy is a helpful space to deepen one’s understanding of themselves and others. It is also a space for growth and healing from our past experiences that have shaped us and our worldview. I use a systemic lens that involves viewing the individual within the context of a larger system. This includes people, environments, rules, and societal norms that impact us.
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Mary Cadden
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
(240) 209-9747 View (240) 209-9747
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Dara Kruman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
You may be on the fence about therapy because you were able to manage on your own before. Things that used to be simple have become increasingly more difficult, and you are frustrated with yourself. You know you are capable of more than what you are accomplishing now, but you feel stuck. Perhaps you can trace your fears to a specific event, when something challenging or traumatic interrupted your life--or perhaps they came on gradually. You have tried to ignore it and keep going, but the thoughts and feelings keep coming back. You may be experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, intrusive memories, or difficulty in relationships.
You may be on the fence about therapy because you were able to manage on your own before. Things that used to be simple have become increasingly more difficult, and you are frustrated with yourself. You know you are capable of more than what you are accomplishing now, but you feel stuck. Perhaps you can trace your fears to a specific event, when something challenging or traumatic interrupted your life--or perhaps they came on gradually. You have tried to ignore it and keep going, but the thoughts and feelings keep coming back. You may be experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, intrusive memories, or difficulty in relationships.
(240) 292-6920 View (240) 292-6920
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Jennifer Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Cognitive behavioral therapy in its various forms is central to my practice, with a focus on thoughts and behaviors. Therapy is an active, collaborative process and I invite clients to participate as much as possible in their own treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy in its various forms is central to my practice, with a focus on thoughts and behaviors. Therapy is an active, collaborative process and I invite clients to participate as much as possible in their own treatment.
(301) 710-9988 View (301) 710-9988
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Shannon Sampedro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
Immediate daytime and limited afternoon/evening availability! Are you looking for a solution-focused, energetic, experienced clinician to add to your contacts to support the wellbeing of your child or young adult? Connecting in a playful manner with elementary age kids or creating strong, supportive connections with teens and young adult clients is my specialty. I support clients with building emotional awareness, processing experiences or changing family dynamics, developing coping skills and collaborating with caregivers and schools for strategies that work in supporting clients.
Immediate daytime and limited afternoon/evening availability! Are you looking for a solution-focused, energetic, experienced clinician to add to your contacts to support the wellbeing of your child or young adult? Connecting in a playful manner with elementary age kids or creating strong, supportive connections with teens and young adult clients is my specialty. I support clients with building emotional awareness, processing experiences or changing family dynamics, developing coping skills and collaborating with caregivers and schools for strategies that work in supporting clients.
(301) 450-7042 View (301) 450-7042
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Deborah Austin
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Drawing from extensive experience, I strive to assist my clients in identifying and improving in the areas of their lives where they are struggling. My specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, communication skills, establishing/building relationships and problem solving. I provide individual therapy to adults ages 18 and over. I offer tele-health video sessions. I accept CareFirst BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, UHC, Aetna & Aetna EAP and Magellan insurances. My website can be found at innerpeacetherapy.life.
Drawing from extensive experience, I strive to assist my clients in identifying and improving in the areas of their lives where they are struggling. My specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, communication skills, establishing/building relationships and problem solving. I provide individual therapy to adults ages 18 and over. I offer tele-health video sessions. I accept CareFirst BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, UHC, Aetna & Aetna EAP and Magellan insurances. My website can be found at innerpeacetherapy.life.
(301) 637-3442 View (301) 637-3442
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Dr. Bithiah Reed
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, MSCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
I have extensive experience treating our nation's uniformed service members and their loved ones, many of whom have faced circumstances like these: Combat and sexual trauma, Profound loss, geographic separation from family support, relationship distress, parenting challenges, depression and anxiety, cancer, issues with eating and body image, gender issues, and difficulty excelling professionally due to ADHD. I had specialized training in treating gender-questioning and transgender people. I have a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology, and can consult with other prescribing providers for best medication outcomes..
I have extensive experience treating our nation's uniformed service members and their loved ones, many of whom have faced circumstances like these: Combat and sexual trauma, Profound loss, geographic separation from family support, relationship distress, parenting challenges, depression and anxiety, cancer, issues with eating and body image, gender issues, and difficulty excelling professionally due to ADHD. I had specialized training in treating gender-questioning and transgender people. I have a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology, and can consult with other prescribing providers for best medication outcomes..
(301) 701-5529 View (301) 701-5529
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Chris Erb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
Chris Erb, LCMFT, is a licensed therapist in Kensington MD offering both in person and teletherapy sessions. Chris uses a strength-based, experiential approach to empower clients by creating new experiences in the therapy room. Chris works with individuals, couples and families. He has experience working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, family conflict, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and other mental health and relationship challenges. He works with diverse cultures, religions, ethnicities, and genders. Chris is an ally of sexual and gender minorities, and works with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
Chris Erb, LCMFT, is a licensed therapist in Kensington MD offering both in person and teletherapy sessions. Chris uses a strength-based, experiential approach to empower clients by creating new experiences in the therapy room. Chris works with individuals, couples and families. He has experience working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, family conflict, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and other mental health and relationship challenges. He works with diverse cultures, religions, ethnicities, and genders. Chris is an ally of sexual and gender minorities, and works with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
(240) 792-7711 View (240) 792-7711
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Hypnosis Silver Spring
PhD, CHT
Kensington, MD 20895
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being.
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being.
(240) 219-6115 View (240) 219-6115
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Claire Elaine Briscoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I have been joyfully practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years in the greater Washington, D.C. area. I have a general practice and specialize in depression, bipolar disorder and addictions/recovery/co-dependency issues. I work with chronic illness and specialize in diabetes. My preferred modality is individual and couple's therapy. I enjoy my clients immensely and feel a great deal of satisfaction in helping people better their lives, alleviate depression and resolve painful relationship issues.
I have been joyfully practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years in the greater Washington, D.C. area. I have a general practice and specialize in depression, bipolar disorder and addictions/recovery/co-dependency issues. I work with chronic illness and specialize in diabetes. My preferred modality is individual and couple's therapy. I enjoy my clients immensely and feel a great deal of satisfaction in helping people better their lives, alleviate depression and resolve painful relationship issues.
(301) 852-6395 View (301) 852-6395
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Jonathan Rhoads
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
If you are looking for a supportive and approachable therapist to help you, your child, or your adolescent build effective coping strategies and create goal oriented solutions to help you improve your quality of life, I can help. My passion is adolescents and children. Some of the issues I focus on include anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, and social skills enhancement in young people. I have extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex underlying medical and/or developmental diagnoses deal with the impact these conditions have on their behavior, emotional happiness, and interactions with others.
If you are looking for a supportive and approachable therapist to help you, your child, or your adolescent build effective coping strategies and create goal oriented solutions to help you improve your quality of life, I can help. My passion is adolescents and children. Some of the issues I focus on include anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, and social skills enhancement in young people. I have extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex underlying medical and/or developmental diagnoses deal with the impact these conditions have on their behavior, emotional happiness, and interactions with others.
(301) 859-3897 View (301) 859-3897
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Meghan Renzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Do you see your teen or young adult child grappling with anxiety on a daily basis? Do you wish you could help them manage their painful emotions, but you keep getting shut out? Perhaps there's been a traumatic event, like a difficult divorce, a challenging medical diagnosis, or even the profound shifts that come with life transitions. Alternatively, it may be the relentless pace of today's world that's taking its toll. Would you like to see your kid thriving and managing the challenges of life in a healthy way?
Do you see your teen or young adult child grappling with anxiety on a daily basis? Do you wish you could help them manage their painful emotions, but you keep getting shut out? Perhaps there's been a traumatic event, like a difficult divorce, a challenging medical diagnosis, or even the profound shifts that come with life transitions. Alternatively, it may be the relentless pace of today's world that's taking its toll. Would you like to see your kid thriving and managing the challenges of life in a healthy way?
(240) 230-3003 View (240) 230-3003
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Ashley Thorndike
Counselor, LGPC, C-SLDI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
When we work together we'll collaborate to help you process, organize, and mobilize your life. My degrees include a MEd in Counseling and a PhD in Dance and my life revolves around connection: connections between us and within us. We will, in turn, explore the anxieties surrounding you right now and the conceptual and physical resources you can activate to manage and move through anxiety. I help people feel better by finding physical and mental balance and balancing is constant movement. My practice is supervised by Ronnie Biemans, LCPC.
When we work together we'll collaborate to help you process, organize, and mobilize your life. My degrees include a MEd in Counseling and a PhD in Dance and my life revolves around connection: connections between us and within us. We will, in turn, explore the anxieties surrounding you right now and the conceptual and physical resources you can activate to manage and move through anxiety. I help people feel better by finding physical and mental balance and balancing is constant movement. My practice is supervised by Ronnie Biemans, LCPC.
(301) 321-7579 View (301) 321-7579
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Jonah Green and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Ours is a highly regarded group of experienced, compassionate, skilled therapists working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Washingtonian and Washington Parent magazines cited us as top therapists in the DMV area. We collaborate with our clients to address emotional, family, and relationship concerns. We welcome clients with various ethnic/racial/religious backgrounds, family structures (single parent, divorced, etc.), and sexual, gender, and developmental differences.
Ours is a highly regarded group of experienced, compassionate, skilled therapists working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Washingtonian and Washington Parent magazines cited us as top therapists in the DMV area. We collaborate with our clients to address emotional, family, and relationship concerns. We welcome clients with various ethnic/racial/religious backgrounds, family structures (single parent, divorced, etc.), and sexual, gender, and developmental differences.
(240) 813-9203 View (240) 813-9203
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Monique Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Are negative thoughts, anxiety or depression stealing your peace of mind? Are you constantly overthinking or thinking the worst? Do you tend to really be hard on yourself? Has stress and worrying taken over your life? Are your relationships causing you pain and strife? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know that you no longer have to suffer through this alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges. Having a therapist to talk to who is non-judgmental and caring can be exactly what you need to decrease your frustrations, lift your spirits and help you find the peace of mind that you crave.
Are negative thoughts, anxiety or depression stealing your peace of mind? Are you constantly overthinking or thinking the worst? Do you tend to really be hard on yourself? Has stress and worrying taken over your life? Are your relationships causing you pain and strife? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know that you no longer have to suffer through this alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges. Having a therapist to talk to who is non-judgmental and caring can be exactly what you need to decrease your frustrations, lift your spirits and help you find the peace of mind that you crave.
(301) 812-3246 View (301) 812-3246
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Lori Rothfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist, where we work together on your therapeutic goals to reach greater awareness and personal growth. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and emerging adults, dealing with social and academic stressors, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I also work with adults in these areas and in the areas of life changes. I provide psychoeducational support for families with children with developmental differences, acute and chronic illnesses, and co-parenting issues.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist, where we work together on your therapeutic goals to reach greater awareness and personal growth. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and emerging adults, dealing with social and academic stressors, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I also work with adults in these areas and in the areas of life changes. I provide psychoeducational support for families with children with developmental differences, acute and chronic illnesses, and co-parenting issues.
(240) 226-3821 View (240) 226-3821
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Michael Milgraum
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I provide psychological evaluations and psychotherapy. The psychological evaluations are in two specialized areas: immigration cases and psychoeducational. The psychotherapy takes the form of individual, couples, family or group sessions. I have over 15 years of experience working closely with immigrants who require evaluation of their functioning or the functioning of their family members, for the purposes of an immigration petition. These evaluations include filing for asylum, extreme hardship impacting families of immigrants, domestic abuse petitions and waiver of citizenship exam.
I provide psychological evaluations and psychotherapy. The psychological evaluations are in two specialized areas: immigration cases and psychoeducational. The psychotherapy takes the form of individual, couples, family or group sessions. I have over 15 years of experience working closely with immigrants who require evaluation of their functioning or the functioning of their family members, for the purposes of an immigration petition. These evaluations include filing for asylum, extreme hardship impacting families of immigrants, domestic abuse petitions and waiver of citizenship exam.
(301) 980-3997 View (301) 980-3997
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Naomi Karp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
Waitlist for new clients
Naomi Karp (she/her) is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing in Maryland with licenses in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Naomi is committed to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for people to be themselves and engage with challenging and emotionally charged topics. She is known for her warm demeanor and thoughtfulness, which she strives to bring to every encounter. Naomi believes in the power of play and incorporating playfulness into life, as well as the capacity we all have to develop and change.
Naomi Karp (she/her) is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing in Maryland with licenses in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Naomi is committed to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for people to be themselves and engage with challenging and emotionally charged topics. She is known for her warm demeanor and thoughtfulness, which she strives to bring to every encounter. Naomi believes in the power of play and incorporating playfulness into life, as well as the capacity we all have to develop and change.
(301) 701-2065 View (301) 701-2065
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Lori Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
(301) 719-2623 View (301) 719-2623

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Number of Therapists in 20895

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 20895 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem
60% Grief
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% CareFirst
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20895 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20895?

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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.