Therapists in 90035

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Savannah Hemmig
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who earned my degrees from the University of Southern California. I am an integrative contextual therapist who uses a variety of interventions to best suit each client. I draw from my diverse background in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), mindfulness, radical acceptance, regulation skills, Seeking Safety, harm reduction, and always trauma oriented.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who earned my degrees from the University of Southern California. I am an integrative contextual therapist who uses a variety of interventions to best suit each client. I draw from my diverse background in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), mindfulness, radical acceptance, regulation skills, Seeking Safety, harm reduction, and always trauma oriented.
(323) 927-1241 View (323) 927-1241
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John 'jasper' Kump
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCPS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a supportive space to explore thoughts, process feelings, create a plan for lasting change and live the kind of life you want? No matter what you've been through or what your current circumstances are, you have deep strength, resiliency and the capacity to change. Whether you're dealing with trauma or anxiety, struggling with relationships, sex and intimacy or trying to cope using addictive/compulsive behaviors - there is help and hope. Is now the time for you to begin?
Are you looking for a supportive space to explore thoughts, process feelings, create a plan for lasting change and live the kind of life you want? No matter what you've been through or what your current circumstances are, you have deep strength, resiliency and the capacity to change. Whether you're dealing with trauma or anxiety, struggling with relationships, sex and intimacy or trying to cope using addictive/compulsive behaviors - there is help and hope. Is now the time for you to begin?
(213) 866-1921 View (213) 866-1921
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Ingrid Caswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, CAMSIII
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I treat codependency...a fancy word for over-focusing on others and under-focusing on you. Letting others determine your self-esteem is a dangerous thing to do. But when you're harmed as a kid, you learn that you don't matter. You come away from childhood with broken "antennae". You don't see unhealthy traits in others. Too much pain teaches you to ignore your feelings and live in your head. It's a trick that gets you through childhood, but it sabotages adult relationships. My passion is helping you use your voice to get what you want.
I treat codependency...a fancy word for over-focusing on others and under-focusing on you. Letting others determine your self-esteem is a dangerous thing to do. But when you're harmed as a kid, you learn that you don't matter. You come away from childhood with broken "antennae". You don't see unhealthy traits in others. Too much pain teaches you to ignore your feelings and live in your head. It's a trick that gets you through childhood, but it sabotages adult relationships. My passion is helping you use your voice to get what you want.
(323) 400-4737 View (323) 400-4737
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Victor A Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients who benefit from my help appreciate a therapist who is warm, nurturing and supportive in his approach and at the same time confronts the difficult issues that bring people to seek my assistance. I am an experienced clinician, and I draw upon a variety of techniques ranging from talk therapy to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. My clients feel I help them with life issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Clients who benefit from my help appreciate a therapist who is warm, nurturing and supportive in his approach and at the same time confronts the difficult issues that bring people to seek my assistance. I am an experienced clinician, and I draw upon a variety of techniques ranging from talk therapy to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. My clients feel I help them with life issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(424) 250-2348 View (424) 250-2348
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Sara Casen
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
It is a privilege to be invited to accompany my clients on their therapy journey! I typically work with young professionals looking to live their best life in both the personal and professional realms, often focusing on goals related to dating, relationships, and career success. An area of specialty is college/graduate student mental health, navigating the challenges of achieving work-life balance while juggling the demands of a heavy academic courseload, and research, training, teaching, and employment opportunities. Together, we create a manageable action plan to increase a sense of well-being and actualize potential.
It is a privilege to be invited to accompany my clients on their therapy journey! I typically work with young professionals looking to live their best life in both the personal and professional realms, often focusing on goals related to dating, relationships, and career success. An area of specialty is college/graduate student mental health, navigating the challenges of achieving work-life balance while juggling the demands of a heavy academic courseload, and research, training, teaching, and employment opportunities. Together, we create a manageable action plan to increase a sense of well-being and actualize potential.
(424) 955-2960 View (424) 955-2960
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Danielle Kaiser
Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
You're welcome here. I know it can feel strange at first, but connecting with support via therapy might be just the thing to move you along in your growth and healing. It is so normal to come up against physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges in life and to sometimes feel stuck. Through intentional processing, healthy coping skills, and connection it is possible to feel lighter, to feel free, and to find the lotus in the mud. Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed and notice this impacting your relationships, work, or ability to feel calm? Are you hoping to be a calm and connected parent to your child?
You're welcome here. I know it can feel strange at first, but connecting with support via therapy might be just the thing to move you along in your growth and healing. It is so normal to come up against physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges in life and to sometimes feel stuck. Through intentional processing, healthy coping skills, and connection it is possible to feel lighter, to feel free, and to find the lotus in the mud. Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed and notice this impacting your relationships, work, or ability to feel calm? Are you hoping to be a calm and connected parent to your child?
(424) 396-0866 View (424) 396-0866
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Artie Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years experience, I have had the honor of being invited into the lives and struggles of individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. I have been able to integrate solution focused cognitive therapy and psychodynamic client-centered approaches to help clients navigate issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, emotional and physical abuse, issues from family of origin, relationship issues involving intimacy and communication that are either a result of early life trauma, or occurring later in life as a result of difficulties with employment, life stresses, and grief and loss.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years experience, I have had the honor of being invited into the lives and struggles of individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. I have been able to integrate solution focused cognitive therapy and psychodynamic client-centered approaches to help clients navigate issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, emotional and physical abuse, issues from family of origin, relationship issues involving intimacy and communication that are either a result of early life trauma, or occurring later in life as a result of difficulties with employment, life stresses, and grief and loss.
(310) 740-9842 View (310) 740-9842
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Dr. Susan Shapiro
Psychologist, PhD, MS, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with sadness, depression, relationship issues or stress? Do you attempt to compensate with food, alcohol, drugs, other substances or behaviors? I provide therapy for people who are struggling emotionally in any area of their life. My approach to therapy is tailored to the person in front of me, as each person's needs and history are unique. I know that reaching out for professional help can be difficult for many. That is why I have developed a practice that is kind and compassionate. My long experience has taught me that therapy must be dynamic, interactive, non-judgmental, along with a healthy sense of humor.
Do you struggle with sadness, depression, relationship issues or stress? Do you attempt to compensate with food, alcohol, drugs, other substances or behaviors? I provide therapy for people who are struggling emotionally in any area of their life. My approach to therapy is tailored to the person in front of me, as each person's needs and history are unique. I know that reaching out for professional help can be difficult for many. That is why I have developed a practice that is kind and compassionate. My long experience has taught me that therapy must be dynamic, interactive, non-judgmental, along with a healthy sense of humor.
(310) 905-8953 View (310) 905-8953
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Vicki Rothman M.S. - Career Counselor
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
My goal when working with you is to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work through career assessments and in-depth conversations. I assist you in discovering fields of interest where you can transfer existing skills, or guide you in determining what you will need to transition to a new field. Together we identify your personal and work values so you can make an informed decision about whether a field or position you are exploring will conflict with your values. I administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, for couples who want a more successful relationship. I offer all services Virtually!
My goal when working with you is to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work through career assessments and in-depth conversations. I assist you in discovering fields of interest where you can transfer existing skills, or guide you in determining what you will need to transition to a new field. Together we identify your personal and work values so you can make an informed decision about whether a field or position you are exploring will conflict with your values. I administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, for couples who want a more successful relationship. I offer all services Virtually!
(323) 746-8192 View (323) 746-8192
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Talya Schlesinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
In my family practice, I often work with children, teens and parents following a meaningful loss, through the challenges of a life transition or a period of anxiety and stress. Many of my clients are processing grief and loss, which comes in may forms.
In my family practice, I often work with children, teens and parents following a meaningful loss, through the challenges of a life transition or a period of anxiety and stress. Many of my clients are processing grief and loss, which comes in may forms.
(424) 955-3679 View (424) 955-3679
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Naomi Lewis Afriat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker with many years of clinical experience, currently licensed in CA, FL, NJ and NY. The focus of my work is with betrayed partners (of sex addicts). Most of my clients approach me trying to understand and process the trauma that they have suffered. For many patients, their recent trauma, is not their first. Patients often tell me that I’m so easy to talk to and that they feel comfortable and validated when working with me. In helping my clients understand their trauma, and the dynamics around it, I work gently and carefully, while ensuring comfort and safety as we talk about these difficult topics
I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker with many years of clinical experience, currently licensed in CA, FL, NJ and NY. The focus of my work is with betrayed partners (of sex addicts). Most of my clients approach me trying to understand and process the trauma that they have suffered. For many patients, their recent trauma, is not their first. Patients often tell me that I’m so easy to talk to and that they feel comfortable and validated when working with me. In helping my clients understand their trauma, and the dynamics around it, I work gently and carefully, while ensuring comfort and safety as we talk about these difficult topics
(213) 205-0874 View (213) 205-0874
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Erit Moradzadeh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Are you experiencing periods of disappointment, frustration, anger, depression, and anxiety? Do you have the the desire to overcome these challenges? I offer psychotherapy service to the multicultural population. My practice focuses on creating a safe, non-judgemental environment to help clients develop a strong, meaningful and intimate relationships. I work with couples, adults and children with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues by setting healthy boundaries,so they can feel at ease and live a meaningful life. As an experienced Marriage, Family and Child Therapist I assist you in achieving your goals.
Are you experiencing periods of disappointment, frustration, anger, depression, and anxiety? Do you have the the desire to overcome these challenges? I offer psychotherapy service to the multicultural population. My practice focuses on creating a safe, non-judgemental environment to help clients develop a strong, meaningful and intimate relationships. I work with couples, adults and children with issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues by setting healthy boundaries,so they can feel at ease and live a meaningful life. As an experienced Marriage, Family and Child Therapist I assist you in achieving your goals.
(310) 912-3473 View (310) 912-3473
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Sam Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that emotional well-being develops within the context of supportive and positive relationships. With a focus on collaboration, I seek to create a nurturing environment that allows for a deepened sense of connection to oneself and others. Participating in the therapeutic process often leads to an expanded capacity to draw upon internal resources to manage strong emotions and navigate complex relationships.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that emotional well-being develops within the context of supportive and positive relationships. With a focus on collaboration, I seek to create a nurturing environment that allows for a deepened sense of connection to oneself and others. Participating in the therapeutic process often leads to an expanded capacity to draw upon internal resources to manage strong emotions and navigate complex relationships.
(310) 987-4803 View (310) 987-4803
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Gary Yontef
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Not accepting new clients
I work best with adults who are willing to work with me to make sense out of the pain and joys in their life.We work to understand how they get stuck or move forward, finding alternatives, and explore together what supports or hinders new solutions. Then we can work together to make peace with what can't be changed. In addition to talking together, I suggest a variety of practices for gaining perspective and managing anxiety and depression.
I work best with adults who are willing to work with me to make sense out of the pain and joys in their life.We work to understand how they get stuck or move forward, finding alternatives, and explore together what supports or hinders new solutions. Then we can work together to make peace with what can't be changed. In addition to talking together, I suggest a variety of practices for gaining perspective and managing anxiety and depression.
(310) 838-0379 View (310) 838-0379
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Kim Cox, Anxiety & Parenting Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035
One's experience with fear, stress, sadness or uncomfortable feelings in general can have major impacts on how we view ourselves and the world. However, when provided with therapeutic guidance, collaboration, skills training, education and support, I have learned that one can cultivate courage, growth and resilience that allows them to reengage in life in meaningful ways. The process of therapy is a collaborative one and I believe that the relationship we develop through our work together should aid in instilling hope and increasing motivation to tackle whatever challenges you face.
One's experience with fear, stress, sadness or uncomfortable feelings in general can have major impacts on how we view ourselves and the world. However, when provided with therapeutic guidance, collaboration, skills training, education and support, I have learned that one can cultivate courage, growth and resilience that allows them to reengage in life in meaningful ways. The process of therapy is a collaborative one and I believe that the relationship we develop through our work together should aid in instilling hope and increasing motivation to tackle whatever challenges you face.
(323) 870-6462 View (323) 870-6462
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Catherine Pancheri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Are you ready to address areas of your life where you feel stuck, unfulfilled or are struggling? Therapy is a great start. Whatever is calling you to therapy - relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, the therapeutic space allows you to deal with challenges, while being gently guided to help you understand and process what you are feeling, current blocks and ways to create the changes you want. I view therapy as self-care and an important and healing way to work through life’s difficulties. I will listen to you with curiosity and non-judgment to help you better understand yourself and stuck points.
Are you ready to address areas of your life where you feel stuck, unfulfilled or are struggling? Therapy is a great start. Whatever is calling you to therapy - relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, the therapeutic space allows you to deal with challenges, while being gently guided to help you understand and process what you are feeling, current blocks and ways to create the changes you want. I view therapy as self-care and an important and healing way to work through life’s difficulties. I will listen to you with curiosity and non-judgment to help you better understand yourself and stuck points.
(323) 709-7762 View (323) 709-7762
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Stephanie Anyakwo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Stephanie combines her 10- years of experience in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) with her practice of Psychotherapy. This fusion brings a unique style to assisting adults, children, and families with achieving their goals, while creating a space for individuals to feel secure and connect with self. Throughout her career, she has provided therapy to clients within various communities, schools, and agencies, as well as through private practice.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Stephanie combines her 10- years of experience in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) with her practice of Psychotherapy. This fusion brings a unique style to assisting adults, children, and families with achieving their goals, while creating a space for individuals to feel secure and connect with self. Throughout her career, she has provided therapy to clients within various communities, schools, and agencies, as well as through private practice.
(424) 325-4965 View (424) 325-4965
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Kimberly Redlicki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel that you have too much going on in your mind? You want to take action, but it’s hard to even get started? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with your stress? Making an appointment with a therapist is a courageous first step in your journey of healing and wellbeing.
Do you ever feel that you have too much going on in your mind? You want to take action, but it’s hard to even get started? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with your stress? Making an appointment with a therapist is a courageous first step in your journey of healing and wellbeing.
(310) 361-2636 View (310) 361-2636
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Shani Nisimov Elhiani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
My focus is to help clients become aware of their inner strengths and capabilities. I provide a neutral safe space, listen to your concerns, and customize a treatment plan to help you reach your goals and achieve balance. I strive to help you heal and grow from your struggles and pain in order to move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide individual, couples, group, and family therapy. My specialities include depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, social skills, and autism spectrum.
My focus is to help clients become aware of their inner strengths and capabilities. I provide a neutral safe space, listen to your concerns, and customize a treatment plan to help you reach your goals and achieve balance. I strive to help you heal and grow from your struggles and pain in order to move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide individual, couples, group, and family therapy. My specialities include depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, social skills, and autism spectrum.
(213) 297-4282 View (213) 297-4282
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Mariya Kriv
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90035
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(818) 962-6433 View (818) 962-6433

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90035

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90035 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
61% Life Transitions
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90035 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90035?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.