Therapists in 90016

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Evelyn Gould
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
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New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston, New York and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care to individuals and families struggling with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I have two decades of experience and have particular interest and expertise in OCD, anxiety, Autism, LGBTQIA+ mental health, and complex co-morbid presentations. I also specialize in supporting caregivers and families of loved-ones struggling with chronic mental health and SUD issues. I am based in Los Angeles.
New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (Boston, New York and Los Angeles) offers specialized, affirmative, compassionate, and culturally responsive care to individuals and families struggling with anxiety, OCD and related disorders. I have two decades of experience and have particular interest and expertise in OCD, anxiety, Autism, LGBTQIA+ mental health, and complex co-morbid presentations. I also specialize in supporting caregivers and families of loved-ones struggling with chronic mental health and SUD issues. I am based in Los Angeles.
(857) 203-8392 View (857) 203-8392
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Wendy Ortiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA, MFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Your needs and goals might include how to find balance in daily life, resolving relationship or family conflicts, questioning gender, processing trauma, or how to best navigate any of life's transitions. I allow what comes up in the room to guide how we will work together--which might mean we look at and process the past, or stay in the here-and-now, or a combination of both. I approach each client anew, drawing on a number of modalities with the understanding that each person's needs are unique.
Your needs and goals might include how to find balance in daily life, resolving relationship or family conflicts, questioning gender, processing trauma, or how to best navigate any of life's transitions. I allow what comes up in the room to guide how we will work together--which might mean we look at and process the past, or stay in the here-and-now, or a combination of both. I approach each client anew, drawing on a number of modalities with the understanding that each person's needs are unique.
(213) 481-6333 View (213) 481-6333
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Valynn Anderson-Kendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
We each have innate abilities to survive and thrive through the waves of time. To achieve a balanced life by developing ways to tap into your inner strengths and the raw power of speaking what you need out loud. I can help you allow yourself permission to be truly present in life and start the next chapter in your journey.
We each have innate abilities to survive and thrive through the waves of time. To achieve a balanced life by developing ways to tap into your inner strengths and the raw power of speaking what you need out loud. I can help you allow yourself permission to be truly present in life and start the next chapter in your journey.
(310) 906-4148 View (310) 906-4148
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William McClelland Montgomery
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
I assist people with a range of issues such as overwhelm from stress, traumatic experiences, communication, relationship troubles, and unhealthy behavioral patterns. I specialize in helping individuals navigate these challenges and build the necessary skills to lead fulfilling lives. I do this by helping people process experiences weighing them down, develop coping strategies, cultivate skills, and increase their ability to cope with life's obstacles.
I assist people with a range of issues such as overwhelm from stress, traumatic experiences, communication, relationship troubles, and unhealthy behavioral patterns. I specialize in helping individuals navigate these challenges and build the necessary skills to lead fulfilling lives. I do this by helping people process experiences weighing them down, develop coping strategies, cultivate skills, and increase their ability to cope with life's obstacles.
(323) 645-2843 View (323) 645-2843
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Elinor Bawnik, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
​I work towards supporting my clients in developing insights, overcome obstacles, and uncovering the version of themselves they seek to find. I understand that in the face of challenges, this becomes an incredibly daunting task. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to feel heard and understood. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT along with Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, incorporating behavioral techniques as needed.
​I work towards supporting my clients in developing insights, overcome obstacles, and uncovering the version of themselves they seek to find. I understand that in the face of challenges, this becomes an incredibly daunting task. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to feel heard and understood. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT along with Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems approaches, incorporating behavioral techniques as needed.
(323) 765-3872 View (323) 765-3872
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Joseph Krimple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Many of us have experienced difficulties in our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. Often times these experiences leave traumatic scars, mentally and physically, that can result in negative beliefs about yourself or others. Maybe these beliefs served a purpose to shield us from these traumas at the time, but today are no longer beneficial, and in fact are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Whether you want to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better, I can help you transform those experiences and negative beliefs into a new and better way of being you
Many of us have experienced difficulties in our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. Often times these experiences leave traumatic scars, mentally and physically, that can result in negative beliefs about yourself or others. Maybe these beliefs served a purpose to shield us from these traumas at the time, but today are no longer beneficial, and in fact are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Whether you want to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better, I can help you transform those experiences and negative beliefs into a new and better way of being you
(213) 816-6104 View (213) 816-6104
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Sarah Kang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
It takes strength and courage to seek support, so I am glad you’re here. Healing, growth, change, and internal freedom are possible. Sometimes it is a matter of recognizing and taking care of the parts of you that have been neglected or hurting. Sometimes it is a matter of growing the parts of you that you were not allowed to explore. On the other side of these parts are connection, peace, joy, and strength. I am here to provide a safe space for you to start this journey with me.
It takes strength and courage to seek support, so I am glad you’re here. Healing, growth, change, and internal freedom are possible. Sometimes it is a matter of recognizing and taking care of the parts of you that have been neglected or hurting. Sometimes it is a matter of growing the parts of you that you were not allowed to explore. On the other side of these parts are connection, peace, joy, and strength. I am here to provide a safe space for you to start this journey with me.
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APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center
Psychologist
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
(323) 612-0729 View (323) 612-0729
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Megan Stanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
You're tired of feeling like you just can't get your shit together. No matter what you do, how many extra hours you put in at work or school, or tasks you take on at home, things feel pointless. The stress just keeps mounting and you're starting to wonder if you're burnt out. Imagine feeling solid. Imagine really believing in the work you do, your talents and skills, and having that self-assured and confident sense of calm that always feels so elusive. You live a life that doesn't constantly feel like it needs an escape button. Can you picture it? I can help you get there.
You're tired of feeling like you just can't get your shit together. No matter what you do, how many extra hours you put in at work or school, or tasks you take on at home, things feel pointless. The stress just keeps mounting and you're starting to wonder if you're burnt out. Imagine feeling solid. Imagine really believing in the work you do, your talents and skills, and having that self-assured and confident sense of calm that always feels so elusive. You live a life that doesn't constantly feel like it needs an escape button. Can you picture it? I can help you get there.
(424) 370-1749 View (424) 370-1749
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Kaela Stambor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Welcome! In my over 10 years of clinical practice I have worked with diverse populations in the outpatient, inpatient, community and private practice setting. I work to build a trusting, safe, empathic therapeutic relationship to assist you in meeting your treatment goals. My experience has been focused on helping clients with issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, major life changes, and stress management. Together we can work on building the skills, processing the past and developing coping mechanisms to help you in the future.
Welcome! In my over 10 years of clinical practice I have worked with diverse populations in the outpatient, inpatient, community and private practice setting. I work to build a trusting, safe, empathic therapeutic relationship to assist you in meeting your treatment goals. My experience has been focused on helping clients with issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, major life changes, and stress management. Together we can work on building the skills, processing the past and developing coping mechanisms to help you in the future.
(310) 496-0048 View (310) 496-0048
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Dr. Amy Wiseman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016
My ideal client is the one who comes to my office with the genuine desire to grow and change. You have heard of depression and anxiety but you are unsure if you have a mental disorder. It is clear to you that something is not working but you don’t really know what it is, or maybe you know exactly what is going on but cannot seem to get a handle on how to change it. If you want to live as your highest and most authentic self, or if you just want to see a shift in unwelcome and uncomfortable behaviors, thoughts or feelings, my staff and I can help you begin that journey so long as you are ready to put in the work. 30 min FREE consult!
My ideal client is the one who comes to my office with the genuine desire to grow and change. You have heard of depression and anxiety but you are unsure if you have a mental disorder. It is clear to you that something is not working but you don’t really know what it is, or maybe you know exactly what is going on but cannot seem to get a handle on how to change it. If you want to live as your highest and most authentic self, or if you just want to see a shift in unwelcome and uncomfortable behaviors, thoughts or feelings, my staff and I can help you begin that journey so long as you are ready to put in the work. 30 min FREE consult!
(323) 648-3093 View (323) 648-3093
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Sarah McGrew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
You are the expert on your life and I believe that therapy is most helpful when it provides a safe space for you to be vulnerable and gain insight into what is not working for you and how to change it. I am transparent and warm and will approach you with compassion, humor, and openness. I'm an expert in trauma treatment with over 10 years working with people in all stages of the life cycle who have experienced traumatic events as well as anxiety, depression, anger, interpersonal and relational issues, life transitions, and parent-child and family conflict.
You are the expert on your life and I believe that therapy is most helpful when it provides a safe space for you to be vulnerable and gain insight into what is not working for you and how to change it. I am transparent and warm and will approach you with compassion, humor, and openness. I'm an expert in trauma treatment with over 10 years working with people in all stages of the life cycle who have experienced traumatic events as well as anxiety, depression, anger, interpersonal and relational issues, life transitions, and parent-child and family conflict.
(310) 818-7156 View (310) 818-7156
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Nisha Elliot
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
My name is Nisha Elliott, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. My normal approach to treatment is Solution Focused however based on the assessment of the individual or couple, the treatment modality would change. My focus is working with couples or individuals who are dealing with issues that are impacting their day-to-day life. I work with couples who are working toward marriage and married couples who are dealing with issues that are threatening their marriage.
My name is Nisha Elliott, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. My normal approach to treatment is Solution Focused however based on the assessment of the individual or couple, the treatment modality would change. My focus is working with couples or individuals who are dealing with issues that are impacting their day-to-day life. I work with couples who are working toward marriage and married couples who are dealing with issues that are threatening their marriage.
(424) 855-1426 View (424) 855-1426
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Jean Lundquist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
My work emphasizes a nonjudgmental and accepting approach towards mental health as it takes immense courage to begin to ask for the support that most of us need at least one point in our life. I work with individuals that experience sudden shifts in their mood, have difficulty regulating their emotions, anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, addiction, trauma, body image issues, and the natural difficulties that arise with living life in our busy modern day society.
My work emphasizes a nonjudgmental and accepting approach towards mental health as it takes immense courage to begin to ask for the support that most of us need at least one point in our life. I work with individuals that experience sudden shifts in their mood, have difficulty regulating their emotions, anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, addiction, trauma, body image issues, and the natural difficulties that arise with living life in our busy modern day society.
(323) 675-2729 View (323) 675-2729
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Deborah Fujimoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
I am Deborah Fujimoto, LCSW; I approach clients with a focus on their destination. My areas of practice include anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, domestic violence, and trauma.
I am Deborah Fujimoto, LCSW; I approach clients with a focus on their destination. My areas of practice include anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, domestic violence, and trauma.
(424) 625-0895 View (424) 625-0895
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Diamond Lee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
My name is Diamond and I am an associate therapist who specializes in helping Black women navigate issues related to relationships, perinatal mental health, self-esteem, career, race-based stress, depression, and anxiety. I am on a mission to guide my clients from repression to liberation and authenticity. Drawing inspiration from my own transformative journey, my goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, empathetic environment where I collaborate with my clients to create the space for change through problem-solving, growth, and introspection.
My name is Diamond and I am an associate therapist who specializes in helping Black women navigate issues related to relationships, perinatal mental health, self-esteem, career, race-based stress, depression, and anxiety. I am on a mission to guide my clients from repression to liberation and authenticity. Drawing inspiration from my own transformative journey, my goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, empathetic environment where I collaborate with my clients to create the space for change through problem-solving, growth, and introspection.
(424) 321-8437 View (424) 321-8437
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Angela Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Using EMDR and Integrative Body Psychotherapy, I help clients take charge of their lives, increase confidence, energy, and well-being. By focusing on the mind and body, clients are able to get to the root of their problems faster while achieving deeper, long-lasting success in their relationships and careers. Resourcing and grounding techniques help clients reduce stress, develop self-love and empathy, transform and achieve life goals. Beautiful outdoor garden setting. Scheduling is flexible, including evenings and weekends.
Using EMDR and Integrative Body Psychotherapy, I help clients take charge of their lives, increase confidence, energy, and well-being. By focusing on the mind and body, clients are able to get to the root of their problems faster while achieving deeper, long-lasting success in their relationships and careers. Resourcing and grounding techniques help clients reduce stress, develop self-love and empathy, transform and achieve life goals. Beautiful outdoor garden setting. Scheduling is flexible, including evenings and weekends.
(310) 494-2984 View (310) 494-2984
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Pamela Haddad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016
I work with a focus on the mindbody connection through ​Brainspotting, ​Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. By integrating the body, mind, and spirit in the process, my clients are able to find a connection to the origin of the problem. They are also able to find solutions. Solutions that are effective and more permanent. This by changing neuro-pathways leading to change in thought patterns, behaviors & emotions.​ My goal is to support you in transforming and healing and to be able to empower and inspire you to make use of what you have been through, allowing your experiences to become your strengths.
I work with a focus on the mindbody connection through ​Brainspotting, ​Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. By integrating the body, mind, and spirit in the process, my clients are able to find a connection to the origin of the problem. They are also able to find solutions. Solutions that are effective and more permanent. This by changing neuro-pathways leading to change in thought patterns, behaviors & emotions.​ My goal is to support you in transforming and healing and to be able to empower and inspire you to make use of what you have been through, allowing your experiences to become your strengths.
(626) 720-4620 View (626) 720-4620
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Leeza Legg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
The pursuit of stability in a chaotic world is a fluctuating journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. It calls for embracing the present moment and focusing on what we can control amidst the uncontrollable. I work collaboratively with clients on their journeys of self-discovery and growth by helping them learn to navigate personal transitions, feelings of anxiety, depression and self doubt. I am particularly passionate about serving and validating the experiences of clients who feel marginalized due to identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, neurodiversity, and more.
The pursuit of stability in a chaotic world is a fluctuating journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. It calls for embracing the present moment and focusing on what we can control amidst the uncontrollable. I work collaboratively with clients on their journeys of self-discovery and growth by helping them learn to navigate personal transitions, feelings of anxiety, depression and self doubt. I am particularly passionate about serving and validating the experiences of clients who feel marginalized due to identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, neurodiversity, and more.
(323) 641-4823 View (323) 641-4823
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Dorise H Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA/AMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome, and thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself. My focus is to help individuals and families heal from challenging life situations. I specialize in children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. As we establish our therapeutic relationship in empathy, communication, safety, and trust I will work alongside you to develop specific coping tools in a positive direction and further your strengths and resilience for your areas of concern.
Hello, welcome, and thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself. My focus is to help individuals and families heal from challenging life situations. I specialize in children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. As we establish our therapeutic relationship in empathy, communication, safety, and trust I will work alongside you to develop specific coping tools in a positive direction and further your strengths and resilience for your areas of concern.
(657) 223-8006 View (657) 223-8006

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Number of Therapists in 90016

80+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 90016 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
73% Optum
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90016 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90016?

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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.