Irene Zucker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Not accepting new clients
****NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS CURRENTLY****I am a licensed psychologist, providing individual and couple's therapy for adults with mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders. My other areas of interest include stress management, adjustment to life changes, and problems with relationships. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to allow for self-exploration and personal growth.
****NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS CURRENTLY****I am a licensed psychologist, providing individual and couple's therapy for adults with mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders. My other areas of interest include stress management, adjustment to life changes, and problems with relationships. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to allow for self-exploration and personal growth.
(702) 800-5395 View (702) 800-5395
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Monica Basahebim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Life is filled with so many different ups and downs. Sometimes it is important to know when we should seek help from a professional to navigate the troubled waters that we all inevitably go through in life. My therapeutic approach consists of a warm, empathic exchange that is focused on allowing you to develop the tools to heal and begin a journey on your way to wellness.
Life is filled with so many different ups and downs. Sometimes it is important to know when we should seek help from a professional to navigate the troubled waters that we all inevitably go through in life. My therapeutic approach consists of a warm, empathic exchange that is focused on allowing you to develop the tools to heal and begin a journey on your way to wellness.
(702) 747-5941 View (702) 747-5941
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Stephanie M Liester
Counselor, MA, NCC, CPC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Welcome. I specialize in treating a variety of women's issues including trauma, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, self-esteem, grief and loss, and infertility and reproductive counseling. I am a member of the Mental Health Professionals Group through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. With over 15 years of clinical experience, I am skilled at creating a therapeutic relationship that brings about hope, healing, change, transformation and growth.
Welcome. I specialize in treating a variety of women's issues including trauma, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, sexual assault, self-esteem, grief and loss, and infertility and reproductive counseling. I am a member of the Mental Health Professionals Group through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. With over 15 years of clinical experience, I am skilled at creating a therapeutic relationship that brings about hope, healing, change, transformation and growth.
(702) 500-1292 View (702) 500-1292
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Yoni Banayan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Do you want results? Are you finding that you keep getting in your own way? That your emotions, trauma, pain, past experiences and anxiety are preventing you from living the life you are meant to live? Or perhaps things are just not clicking no matter how hard you try? The good news is that there is always a way, a technique or perspective that can and will shift you and your life. The catch? You need to be willing to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.
Do you want results? Are you finding that you keep getting in your own way? That your emotions, trauma, pain, past experiences and anxiety are preventing you from living the life you are meant to live? Or perhaps things are just not clicking no matter how hard you try? The good news is that there is always a way, a technique or perspective that can and will shift you and your life. The catch? You need to be willing to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.
(702) 829-6682 View (702) 829-6682
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Steven Herbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
COUPLES: You love each other but your communication is often hurtful. PARENTS: You love your children but everything is a power struggle. INDIVIDUALS: You feel worse than you should and don't know how to help yourself. Therapy offers relief, hope, and a path forward when life challenges arise. I have received specialized training in couple's therapy, parent coaching (all ages), and Depression/Anxiety. You want improved relationships and personal growth - and my 15+ years experience is a powerful force in getting you there!
COUPLES: You love each other but your communication is often hurtful. PARENTS: You love your children but everything is a power struggle. INDIVIDUALS: You feel worse than you should and don't know how to help yourself. Therapy offers relief, hope, and a path forward when life challenges arise. I have received specialized training in couple's therapy, parent coaching (all ages), and Depression/Anxiety. You want improved relationships and personal growth - and my 15+ years experience is a powerful force in getting you there!
(702) 745-3306 View (702) 745-3306
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Shad Scott
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Pain can either define us or serve as the driving force for personal growth. I have dedicated an extensive amount of time to working with children, teens, parents, and adults who struggle with impulse control, existential crises, emotional challenges, and behavioral disturbances. I firmly believe that knowledge alone is insufficient; true change goes beyond conceptualization—it requires action. Clients require proven tools to actively pursue self-sufficiency.
Pain can either define us or serve as the driving force for personal growth. I have dedicated an extensive amount of time to working with children, teens, parents, and adults who struggle with impulse control, existential crises, emotional challenges, and behavioral disturbances. I firmly believe that knowledge alone is insufficient; true change goes beyond conceptualization—it requires action. Clients require proven tools to actively pursue self-sufficiency.
(702) 710-5729 View (702) 710-5729
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Sarah Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” No matter what wound or wounds you are suffering with, no matter how big or small I am here to help you heal. Let me meet you where you are. Currently I am available in-home, office, telehealth sessions. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trust based relational interventions (TBRI) and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Currently working on my doctorate in Sexology with a concentration on sex offender treatment. I have been a member of the ATSA for 10+ years.
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” No matter what wound or wounds you are suffering with, no matter how big or small I am here to help you heal. Let me meet you where you are. Currently I am available in-home, office, telehealth sessions. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trust based relational interventions (TBRI) and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Currently working on my doctorate in Sexology with a concentration on sex offender treatment. I have been a member of the ATSA for 10+ years.
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Sandra Raichart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Wait list for new clients ....... Sometimes we feel sad and disconnected from others. YOU are in charge of setting your goals and together we can find the path to get you there. With compassion and guidance, you will effectively make changes and build new habits to create the life you want.
Wait list for new clients ....... Sometimes we feel sad and disconnected from others. YOU are in charge of setting your goals and together we can find the path to get you there. With compassion and guidance, you will effectively make changes and build new habits to create the life you want.
(702) 635-6800 View (702) 635-6800
Photo of Janet M. Poe, LPC Intern in 89117, NV
Janet M. Poe
LPC Intern, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Hello! I am so glad you are taking this first step in your journey! Many of my clients find themselves stuck in never ending cycles that they are unable to end by themselves. My role, is helping identify those past struggles and traumas that have impacted your life. By doing so, new patterns can be learned, and new goals achieved. By working together, and integrating various interventions and coping skills, motivation to change begins to grow, and lives change in amazing ways. Some of my greatest joys are watching client's victories as they conquer goal after goal!
Hello! I am so glad you are taking this first step in your journey! Many of my clients find themselves stuck in never ending cycles that they are unable to end by themselves. My role, is helping identify those past struggles and traumas that have impacted your life. By doing so, new patterns can be learned, and new goals achieved. By working together, and integrating various interventions and coping skills, motivation to change begins to grow, and lives change in amazing ways. Some of my greatest joys are watching client's victories as they conquer goal after goal!
(725) 227-7770 View (725) 227-7770
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Insight Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117  (Online Only)
Feeling a bit scattered now and then is completely normal - whether it's anger, sadness, or just feeling lost in life's shuffle. But here's the thing: you're not alone. I'm here to be your ally, your sounding board, and your guide through life's emotional rollercoaster. Whether it's anger, anxiety, feeling low, or dealing with big changes, we'll tackle it together.
Feeling a bit scattered now and then is completely normal - whether it's anger, sadness, or just feeling lost in life's shuffle. But here's the thing: you're not alone. I'm here to be your ally, your sounding board, and your guide through life's emotional rollercoaster. Whether it's anger, anxiety, feeling low, or dealing with big changes, we'll tackle it together.
(725) 234-2690 View (725) 234-2690
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Lindsey Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, JD, LMFT, CADC-I
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
**Accepting New Clients** Everyone faces challenges now and then. Through a non-judgmental, encouraging, and peaceful therapeutic environment, I help clients find ways to overcome those challenges. I have worked with a diverse population, and I believe that everyone has the power to make positive change. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and strengths-based approaches in my work. However, I understand that each client is unique; thus, I try to utilize therapy models that I believe will work best with the client's needs and presenting issues.
**Accepting New Clients** Everyone faces challenges now and then. Through a non-judgmental, encouraging, and peaceful therapeutic environment, I help clients find ways to overcome those challenges. I have worked with a diverse population, and I believe that everyone has the power to make positive change. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and strengths-based approaches in my work. However, I understand that each client is unique; thus, I try to utilize therapy models that I believe will work best with the client's needs and presenting issues.
(702) 945-0123 View (702) 945-0123
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Cheri Montgomery
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. In my practice, clients embark on a journey of self-discovery, seeking to cultivate relationship skills, gain insights into unproductive behaviors, and enhance communication habits. With a focus on Couples, Individuals, and Families, I foster a collaborative environment that prioritizes safety, empathy, compassion, and understanding. Through guided exploration and introspection, clients uncover personal challenges, gaining valuable insights and understanding to navigate their issues effectively.
Accepting New Clients. In my practice, clients embark on a journey of self-discovery, seeking to cultivate relationship skills, gain insights into unproductive behaviors, and enhance communication habits. With a focus on Couples, Individuals, and Families, I foster a collaborative environment that prioritizes safety, empathy, compassion, and understanding. Through guided exploration and introspection, clients uncover personal challenges, gaining valuable insights and understanding to navigate their issues effectively.
(702) 966-9541 View (702) 966-9541
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Gabrielle Suarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
There are many out there who have never been able to receive the quality mental healthcare they deserve, despite socioeconomic status, sexuality, lifestyle, or other demographics. There are many people out there, whether adolescents or adults, who feel as if they aren't taken seriously or don't feel as if they're 'heard.' With all this in mind, it's easy to give up on finding the clinician who is right for them. It's important to find a therapist who listens, responds, and will be in their corner rooting for them as they navigate the process of improving overall mental and emotional wellness.
There are many out there who have never been able to receive the quality mental healthcare they deserve, despite socioeconomic status, sexuality, lifestyle, or other demographics. There are many people out there, whether adolescents or adults, who feel as if they aren't taken seriously or don't feel as if they're 'heard.' With all this in mind, it's easy to give up on finding the clinician who is right for them. It's important to find a therapist who listens, responds, and will be in their corner rooting for them as they navigate the process of improving overall mental and emotional wellness.
(702) 620-9396 View (702) 620-9396
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Juanita Nelson-Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFTI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
I am particularly interested in clients that are open to cultivating the garden of their life. Our life can represent a garden; in any garden there are beautiful flowers and unfortunately there are thorns and thistles. My client must be willing to smell the aroma of the flowers as we travel through the thorns and thistles of the garden life also.
I am particularly interested in clients that are open to cultivating the garden of their life. Our life can represent a garden; in any garden there are beautiful flowers and unfortunately there are thorns and thistles. My client must be willing to smell the aroma of the flowers as we travel through the thorns and thistles of the garden life also.
(702) 475-8617 View (702) 475-8617
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JoLae Brandt-Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or seeking personal growth, my goal is to support you in finding greater harmony and wholeness within yourself and your relationships. We are ALL incredibly resilient humans and adapt to our environments; over time, these well-intended parts of us may hinder our growth and sense of peace. I am here to be your ally on the path of self-discovery, healing, and strengthening your relationship with yourself to discover ways of connecting and communicating that are conducive to deep and meaningful relationships.
Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or seeking personal growth, my goal is to support you in finding greater harmony and wholeness within yourself and your relationships. We are ALL incredibly resilient humans and adapt to our environments; over time, these well-intended parts of us may hinder our growth and sense of peace. I am here to be your ally on the path of self-discovery, healing, and strengthening your relationship with yourself to discover ways of connecting and communicating that are conducive to deep and meaningful relationships.
(702) 330-8846 View (702) 330-8846
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Laura Deitsch
Counselor, DHS, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
My clients seek to gain interpersonal skills, relationship strategies, insight into harmful behaviors and improved communication habits. I work well with individuals grappling with identity crises, sexuality issues and unstable moods. My philosophy empowers clients to seek and implement their own solutions, with guidance and encouragement from me. I will help you set goals, devise strategies to be successful and then work to steer the course of your efforts. I have worked with individuals struggling with identity, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as several other mental health issues.
My clients seek to gain interpersonal skills, relationship strategies, insight into harmful behaviors and improved communication habits. I work well with individuals grappling with identity crises, sexuality issues and unstable moods. My philosophy empowers clients to seek and implement their own solutions, with guidance and encouragement from me. I will help you set goals, devise strategies to be successful and then work to steer the course of your efforts. I have worked with individuals struggling with identity, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as several other mental health issues.
(702) 789-6482 View (702) 789-6482
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Robin Lynne Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAT, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Greetings! Thank you for stopping by to check out my profile. If you're coping with a transition in your life, feel anxious, depressed, moody, unmotivated, or struggling with an important relationship, you're in the right place. Perhaps you've had some disturbing things happen to you and can't seem to sleep well or stop feeling bad about it, or have just had an unexpected loss in your life. If you want to feel more calm, relaxed, motivated, improve your communication and your emotional health, I'd love to be your advocate and support you with new strategies and insights to help you to be the best version of yourself possible!
Greetings! Thank you for stopping by to check out my profile. If you're coping with a transition in your life, feel anxious, depressed, moody, unmotivated, or struggling with an important relationship, you're in the right place. Perhaps you've had some disturbing things happen to you and can't seem to sleep well or stop feeling bad about it, or have just had an unexpected loss in your life. If you want to feel more calm, relaxed, motivated, improve your communication and your emotional health, I'd love to be your advocate and support you with new strategies and insights to help you to be the best version of yourself possible!
(725) 224-5803 View (725) 224-5803
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Alvin James Kenon Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
I am a retired Corrections Sergeant with over 17 years of service in the Las Vegas community. Through my time in service, I have been inspired upon retiring to transition my area of service. I have been trained in and believe that the therapeutic model of service is needed to assist those struggling with daily life issues, as I have served as a therapist over the last 4 years. I have experience with such complex issues as: Grief& Loss, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Self –Harm behaviors, and Divorce. I further have experience dealing with trauma
I am a retired Corrections Sergeant with over 17 years of service in the Las Vegas community. Through my time in service, I have been inspired upon retiring to transition my area of service. I have been trained in and believe that the therapeutic model of service is needed to assist those struggling with daily life issues, as I have served as a therapist over the last 4 years. I have experience with such complex issues as: Grief& Loss, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Self –Harm behaviors, and Divorce. I further have experience dealing with trauma
(702) 605-6681 View (702) 605-6681
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Helaine Hunter-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Is your relationship in crisis? Are you feeling angry, frustrated and resentful towards your partner? Would you like to feel loved, heard, respected and valued? If the love and connection has gone, let me help you bring it back. We'll replace the negative, ineffective patterns of communication that have caused you to be "stuck", and focus on creating healthy and positive new ways of interacting. If your sexual needs are not being met, are dealing with the trauma of extra marital affairs or escalating problematic sexual behavior, I can help you heal, reconnect and move on.
Is your relationship in crisis? Are you feeling angry, frustrated and resentful towards your partner? Would you like to feel loved, heard, respected and valued? If the love and connection has gone, let me help you bring it back. We'll replace the negative, ineffective patterns of communication that have caused you to be "stuck", and focus on creating healthy and positive new ways of interacting. If your sexual needs are not being met, are dealing with the trauma of extra marital affairs or escalating problematic sexual behavior, I can help you heal, reconnect and move on.
(702) 723-6614 View (702) 723-6614
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Morgan Gorst
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” [― bell hooks, Killing Rage: Ending Racism.] In my practice, I follow a humanistic and client-centered approach. I am currently working towards certification in EMDR, and strive to be trauma-informed and social-justice oriented. My focus is in depression, anxiety, disordered eating, LGBT+ issues, ADHD, Autism, and I work with adults, adolescents, and occasionally children on a case-by-case basis.
“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” [― bell hooks, Killing Rage: Ending Racism.] In my practice, I follow a humanistic and client-centered approach. I am currently working towards certification in EMDR, and strive to be trauma-informed and social-justice oriented. My focus is in depression, anxiety, disordered eating, LGBT+ issues, ADHD, Autism, and I work with adults, adolescents, and occasionally children on a case-by-case basis.
(725) 208-1053 View (725) 208-1053

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 89117

100+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 89117 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 89117 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 89117?

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.

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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.