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Fran Roslin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Are you looking for a therapist who is direct, engaging and compassionate with a side of humor? That's me. I focus on women's issues, couples, adolescents and families with problems in day to day living to more complex issues that have reached crisis level. My strengths are in the area of emotional eating, parenting, self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work very well with issues of depression, grief and general tough times. . I look forward to working with you.
Are you looking for a therapist who is direct, engaging and compassionate with a side of humor? That's me. I focus on women's issues, couples, adolescents and families with problems in day to day living to more complex issues that have reached crisis level. My strengths are in the area of emotional eating, parenting, self-esteem, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work very well with issues of depression, grief and general tough times. . I look forward to working with you.
(805) 288-7303 View (805) 288-7303
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Samantha Palti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Hello! I am Samantha, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my master's degree from the University of La Verne in 2016. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My passion is helping you navigate through grief and loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use an eclectic approach to integrating evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. You are the expert of your life, and I will be here to walk alongside and support you.
Hello! I am Samantha, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my master's degree from the University of La Verne in 2016. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My passion is helping you navigate through grief and loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use an eclectic approach to integrating evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. You are the expert of your life, and I will be here to walk alongside and support you.
(805) 429-6144 View (805) 429-6144
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Amie Deitel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Considering making some changes in your life or wondering why life has you down? I trust you have good reason for being concerned. As a trauma-informed therapist and Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional, I want to hear all about it.
Considering making some changes in your life or wondering why life has you down? I trust you have good reason for being concerned. As a trauma-informed therapist and Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional, I want to hear all about it.
(805) 628-2108 View (805) 628-2108
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Chelsea Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320  (Online Only)
I believe that every person's life is affected by the circumstances and individuals surrounding them. We live in a world that is interconnected. Thus, it is through understanding those connections and influences that we can find peace and meaning in our lives. Whether you are a youth, young adult, elder, lover, loner, or anything in between. You have a life story that is being created around you. Those who take action in their life find the most happiness. It is up to you to either sit back or take an active role in its creation.
I believe that every person's life is affected by the circumstances and individuals surrounding them. We live in a world that is interconnected. Thus, it is through understanding those connections and influences that we can find peace and meaning in our lives. Whether you are a youth, young adult, elder, lover, loner, or anything in between. You have a life story that is being created around you. Those who take action in their life find the most happiness. It is up to you to either sit back or take an active role in its creation.
(805) 210-8178 View (805) 210-8178
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Heidi Michelle Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, MS, BS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Do you want to stop skimming the surface and get to the heart of what's holding you back? Do you want to do that in a safe, supportive environment at your own pace? Do you want to do that with someone who believes you have the ability to free yourself and move ahead? There's never a better time to start than now.
Do you want to stop skimming the surface and get to the heart of what's holding you back? Do you want to do that in a safe, supportive environment at your own pace? Do you want to do that with someone who believes you have the ability to free yourself and move ahead? There's never a better time to start than now.
(805) 214-6279 View (805) 214-6279
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Maxine Bahns
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I am also certified in Somatic Psychotherapy. I work with individuals, adults, and young adults. Having worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, I can personally understand what contributes to anxiety, depression, and a compromised sense of self.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I am also certified in Somatic Psychotherapy. I work with individuals, adults, and young adults. Having worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, I can personally understand what contributes to anxiety, depression, and a compromised sense of self.
(820) 204-0687 View (820) 204-0687
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Stephen Spiegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with over 20 years of experience working as Social Worker in Adult Protective Services, Emergency Room Trauma Social Worker, Mental Health Inpatient Clinician, and life coach, and the state prison system. My approach is styled to fit what you will feel will meet your needs, you are the expert in you. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, justice system and military issues .
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with over 20 years of experience working as Social Worker in Adult Protective Services, Emergency Room Trauma Social Worker, Mental Health Inpatient Clinician, and life coach, and the state prison system. My approach is styled to fit what you will feel will meet your needs, you are the expert in you. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, justice system and military issues .
(805) 900-4526 View (805) 900-4526
Photo of Jack Doman, Pathfinder Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91320, CA
Jack Doman, Pathfinder Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newbury Park, CA 91320
If you are feeling lost and your compass isn't working, Pathfinder Counseling can help you navigate the troubles waters of depression, anxiety, marital issues, parenting concerns as well as apprehensions over aging. Life can be challenging with ups and downs that are often unsettling and confusing. At Pathfinder Counseling, we believe that the answers and directions are inside of each of us. Using therapies that are outcome based, we can find your path together. My experience in education and my faith, as a Christian guide my life and my practice.
If you are feeling lost and your compass isn't working, Pathfinder Counseling can help you navigate the troubles waters of depression, anxiety, marital issues, parenting concerns as well as apprehensions over aging. Life can be challenging with ups and downs that are often unsettling and confusing. At Pathfinder Counseling, we believe that the answers and directions are inside of each of us. Using therapies that are outcome based, we can find your path together. My experience in education and my faith, as a Christian guide my life and my practice.
(805) 995-4025 View (805) 995-4025
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Miok Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbury Park, CA 91320  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here. Navigating life, and especially relationships, can be challenging. In our rapidly changing world, filled with uncertainties and unknowns, it's easy to feel disconnected, hopeless, and stuck. It's natural to slip into a survival mindset, simply trying to make it through each day. Self-understanding serves as the foundational step towards accessing the deeper aspects of oneself and fostering genuine connections. I'm here to provide a safe space where you are seen, heard, and cared for.
I'm glad you're here. Navigating life, and especially relationships, can be challenging. In our rapidly changing world, filled with uncertainties and unknowns, it's easy to feel disconnected, hopeless, and stuck. It's natural to slip into a survival mindset, simply trying to make it through each day. Self-understanding serves as the foundational step towards accessing the deeper aspects of oneself and fostering genuine connections. I'm here to provide a safe space where you are seen, heard, and cared for.
(805) 490-3477 View (805) 490-3477
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Elise Baumann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Hi! I’m Elise Baumann and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Newbury Park, California. My philosophy on therapy is that it should be a positive and uplifting experience. It may feel intimidating or overwhelming to seek help when things are tough or when you are struggling. This is why I strive to make therapy an experience that brings hope, builds confidence, and helps you to recognize and understand your strengths and inner resources.
Hi! I’m Elise Baumann and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Newbury Park, California. My philosophy on therapy is that it should be a positive and uplifting experience. It may feel intimidating or overwhelming to seek help when things are tough or when you are struggling. This is why I strive to make therapy an experience that brings hope, builds confidence, and helps you to recognize and understand your strengths and inner resources.
(805) 472-4142 View (805) 472-4142
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Sarah Fultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Sarah Nelson and I’m an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I’m happy for the chance to take part in your healing journey and my hope is to be a warm and uplifting presence throughout this process. I have a holistic, client-centered approach to therapy, where I work collaboratively with clients to address the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual scars that may be present. I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, and I actively use CBT, DBT, ACT, Seeking Safety, Family Systems, & Mindfulness in session and throughout treatment.
Hi! I’m Sarah Nelson and I’m an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I’m happy for the chance to take part in your healing journey and my hope is to be a warm and uplifting presence throughout this process. I have a holistic, client-centered approach to therapy, where I work collaboratively with clients to address the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual scars that may be present. I am a certified Brainspotting practitioner, and I actively use CBT, DBT, ACT, Seeking Safety, Family Systems, & Mindfulness in session and throughout treatment.
(805) 790-7561 View (805) 790-7561
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La Cresheia Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
La Cresheia Lee, MA MFT, LMFT I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 12 years of experience (combined licensed and intern hours), and I hold BA degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies. I have worked with diverse clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, cultural & racial identity, stress management, and grief and loss. I have also helped many clients who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and those struggling with suicide ideation and co-occurring disorders.
La Cresheia Lee, MA MFT, LMFT I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 12 years of experience (combined licensed and intern hours), and I hold BA degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies. I have worked with diverse clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, cultural & racial identity, stress management, and grief and loss. I have also helped many clients who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and those struggling with suicide ideation and co-occurring disorders.
(820) 204-0541 View (820) 204-0541
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Anita Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Anita V. Gutierrez, LCSW I strongly believe that's it's an honor to help others find their path to their best life ever. I enjoy working with adults and being present in their recovery. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have trained in different modalities but enjoy using solution focused, CBT and trauma informed care in my approach to helping others. I strive to be accepting and mindful of what my clients are going through and offer emotional support by going at their pace.
Anita V. Gutierrez, LCSW I strongly believe that's it's an honor to help others find their path to their best life ever. I enjoy working with adults and being present in their recovery. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have trained in different modalities but enjoy using solution focused, CBT and trauma informed care in my approach to helping others. I strive to be accepting and mindful of what my clients are going through and offer emotional support by going at their pace.
(805) 303-5943 View (805) 303-5943
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Morgan DeForest
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Hi, my name is Morgan DeForest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the Los Angeles, California area. My viewpoint of therapy is to help individuals grow and be able to understand themselves and others with a clearer lens. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling in many different areas with an attachment and family systems approach. I believe that therapy is a truly personal experience. The decision to seek support is a courageous one. As your therapist, I feel honored to hear your story and work through the difficulties that life brings.
Hi, my name is Morgan DeForest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the Los Angeles, California area. My viewpoint of therapy is to help individuals grow and be able to understand themselves and others with a clearer lens. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling in many different areas with an attachment and family systems approach. I believe that therapy is a truly personal experience. The decision to seek support is a courageous one. As your therapist, I feel honored to hear your story and work through the difficulties that life brings.
(805) 669-9476 View (805) 669-9476
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Seth Fenton, LMFT | Convenience Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newbury Park, CA 91320
It is of the utmost importance to me that you feel comfortable and safe in our work together. We can talk on the phone and setup the initial session. If we are a good fit then we will continue to see each other. Life is difficult and we all go through ups and downs, suffering from depression and anxiety does not make this any easier. I will do my best to give you the tools you need to help you get through the tough times.
It is of the utmost importance to me that you feel comfortable and safe in our work together. We can talk on the phone and setup the initial session. If we are a good fit then we will continue to see each other. Life is difficult and we all go through ups and downs, suffering from depression and anxiety does not make this any easier. I will do my best to give you the tools you need to help you get through the tough times.
(747) 998-0251 View (747) 998-0251
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Rosie Pineda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
I'm Rosie Pineda, Lic. LMFT. I am an EMDR-Certified Therapist and a Brainspotting Practitioner. I offer genuine caring that supports individuals and families to grow and reduce conflict. I also practice other therapies, like Somatic Therapy to help connect mind-body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is to work not only with individuals but with the system he or she lives in. I want to help them develop and use their insight to make daily improvements. I want to help people see the beauty in themselves, not through the external world but from their internal being.
I'm Rosie Pineda, Lic. LMFT. I am an EMDR-Certified Therapist and a Brainspotting Practitioner. I offer genuine caring that supports individuals and families to grow and reduce conflict. I also practice other therapies, like Somatic Therapy to help connect mind-body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is to work not only with individuals but with the system he or she lives in. I want to help them develop and use their insight to make daily improvements. I want to help people see the beauty in themselves, not through the external world but from their internal being.
(805) 301-9766 View (805) 301-9766
Photo of Claudio A Selame, Psychologist in 91320, CA
Claudio A Selame
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Some are burdened with a sense of disconnection from others. Many come to believe that they are isolated without hope. Joining the tapestry of humanity, learning about the beloved, and understanding the language of relationships are some of the benefits of insight oriented psychotherapy. Often depression, anxiety and fears, loneliness and even psychosis begin with isolation.This isolation is made intolerable by disappointments and trauma. Self-knowledge is the beginning of healing. From self knowledge comes self-control, humility, and a sense of purpose. The staff at New Dawn Psychology Center strives to help you overcome life's trials and tribulations.
Some are burdened with a sense of disconnection from others. Many come to believe that they are isolated without hope. Joining the tapestry of humanity, learning about the beloved, and understanding the language of relationships are some of the benefits of insight oriented psychotherapy. Often depression, anxiety and fears, loneliness and even psychosis begin with isolation.This isolation is made intolerable by disappointments and trauma. Self-knowledge is the beginning of healing. From self knowledge comes self-control, humility, and a sense of purpose. The staff at New Dawn Psychology Center strives to help you overcome life's trials and tribulations.
(805) 322-8135 View (805) 322-8135
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Lily Goldfarb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newbury Park, CA 91320
I work individually with adults 18-64 years old. I help clients find ways of coping, navigating and finding solutions to many of life's difficult situations that arise during the course of adulthood that may cause overwhelming feelings of insecurity, stress, depression and anxiety etc.... Many problematic issues arise during life and and I allow people to feel safe and comfortable to express feelings and thoughts so that issues one is experiencing may be dealt with in the most productive and proactive way possible given the circumstance(s).
I work individually with adults 18-64 years old. I help clients find ways of coping, navigating and finding solutions to many of life's difficult situations that arise during the course of adulthood that may cause overwhelming feelings of insecurity, stress, depression and anxiety etc.... Many problematic issues arise during life and and I allow people to feel safe and comfortable to express feelings and thoughts so that issues one is experiencing may be dealt with in the most productive and proactive way possible given the circumstance(s).
(805) 409-8460 View (805) 409-8460
Photo of Elizabeth Payne, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 91320, CA
Elizabeth Payne
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320  (Online Only)
Elizabeth Payne is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who provides therapy in the state of California. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with a range of challenges, including anxiety, life transitions, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. Elizabeth works with clients to help them find clarity, develop self-acceptance and inner strength, learning healthy coping skills to live the best life.
Elizabeth Payne is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who provides therapy in the state of California. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with a range of challenges, including anxiety, life transitions, depression, substance abuse, and trauma. Elizabeth works with clients to help them find clarity, develop self-acceptance and inner strength, learning healthy coping skills to live the best life.
(805) 424-5691 View (805) 424-5691
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Leslie Magidow
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Life can be especially difficult for our young people today. It is my goal to assist all my clients 3-26 years of age to learn how to make healthy and positive decisions in their lives and to empower them to have a good, healthy self image and to successfully move into their future. I am not rooted in one particular type of therapy. This is because the same thing does not work on everyone. I believe in a wrap around style of therapy. It is not just the child, it is its environment which could include, living environment, school, friend groups and more.
Life can be especially difficult for our young people today. It is my goal to assist all my clients 3-26 years of age to learn how to make healthy and positive decisions in their lives and to empower them to have a good, healthy self image and to successfully move into their future. I am not rooted in one particular type of therapy. This is because the same thing does not work on everyone. I believe in a wrap around style of therapy. It is not just the child, it is its environment which could include, living environment, school, friend groups and more.
(805) 659-8467 View (805) 659-8467

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91320

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 91320 who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
97% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 91320 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91320?

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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.