Photo of Jeremy Arzt, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92602, CA
Jeremy Arzt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Many of my clients struggle with emotional intimacy, anxiety, existential dread, or a strong sense of shame. Even if they are successful, life isn't as fulfilling as they want. Most have had past experiences in therapy, but they now want more depth and less surface-level coping skills. If this speaks to you, there's a good chance you already know what you "should" be doing, and you'd like introspective awareness of what's stopping you from changing. You might be a busy professional functioning well in the world, but external success hasn't resolved an inner void of loneliness, fear, or insecurity. You're ready for something new.
Many of my clients struggle with emotional intimacy, anxiety, existential dread, or a strong sense of shame. Even if they are successful, life isn't as fulfilling as they want. Most have had past experiences in therapy, but they now want more depth and less surface-level coping skills. If this speaks to you, there's a good chance you already know what you "should" be doing, and you'd like introspective awareness of what's stopping you from changing. You might be a busy professional functioning well in the world, but external success hasn't resolved an inner void of loneliness, fear, or insecurity. You're ready for something new.
(657) 366-5102 View (657) 366-5102
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Marjan Talebizadeh-Masheki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
Have you been trying to figure out life and relationships? Have your attempts been misunderstood by those you care about the most? Relationships are most important yet most difficult and complicated at times. In my practice, I help clients work through understanding their relationships and working through the obstacles that prevent them from building their desired relationships.
(949) 446-1129 View (949) 446-1129
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Samia Yesufu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey and every small step you take in therapy is a step in the right direction. My goal is to provide an empathic and engaging atmosphere where you will experience safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental interaction as we navigate your journey together. I believe in a client-centered approach and that you are the change-maker who holds the power to guide your journey. I believe that each person has unique impressions and experiences, so my treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I hope to work with you in exploring your emotions and experiences, to help you develop some tools that can make life’s journey easier.
Life is a journey and every small step you take in therapy is a step in the right direction. My goal is to provide an empathic and engaging atmosphere where you will experience safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental interaction as we navigate your journey together. I believe in a client-centered approach and that you are the change-maker who holds the power to guide your journey. I believe that each person has unique impressions and experiences, so my treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I hope to work with you in exploring your emotions and experiences, to help you develop some tools that can make life’s journey easier.
(949) 694-8496 View (949) 694-8496
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Lidia Minerva Haefele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Riverside and Orange County area in California and working with statewide clients via Telehealth. I work with adults (including veterans and active duty) and specialize in addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and any life challenges that can affect your ability to live a balanced and healthy life. I will use the therapy model that is more appropriate for you so you can start achieving your goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Riverside and Orange County area in California and working with statewide clients via Telehealth. I work with adults (including veterans and active duty) and specialize in addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and any life challenges that can affect your ability to live a balanced and healthy life. I will use the therapy model that is more appropriate for you so you can start achieving your goals.
(714) 683-2142 View (714) 683-2142
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Lindsay Gail Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Lindsay and I am passionate about therapy and its ability to help us heal and grow. As humans we are all facing some kind of giants of our own. Whether it is current or something of the past, there is hope. I enjoy working with all populations of clients, especially, individuals, couples, and families facing issues within their relationships or having personal struggles of their own such as anxiety, depression, abuse, grief/loss, addiction, low self-esteem, life transition, or identity issues, just to name a few. My approach is holistic, I like to focus on the entire person not just their symptoms/problem.
Hi there, my name is Lindsay and I am passionate about therapy and its ability to help us heal and grow. As humans we are all facing some kind of giants of our own. Whether it is current or something of the past, there is hope. I enjoy working with all populations of clients, especially, individuals, couples, and families facing issues within their relationships or having personal struggles of their own such as anxiety, depression, abuse, grief/loss, addiction, low self-esteem, life transition, or identity issues, just to name a few. My approach is holistic, I like to focus on the entire person not just their symptoms/problem.
(657) 216-9220 View (657) 216-9220
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Maryam Kazi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with racing thoughts? Having difficulty sleeping? It may be time to take matters into your own hands. Lets identify your goal and determine how to take the steps to get there.
Are you struggling with racing thoughts? Having difficulty sleeping? It may be time to take matters into your own hands. Lets identify your goal and determine how to take the steps to get there.
(949) 806-4115 View (949) 806-4115
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Michelle Ascher-Weinberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you are here and considering beginning the journey toward the life you want! I am devoted to providing a safe space where you can feel heard and understood without judgment. I've been a licensed therapist for over 25 years, guiding clients through the inevitable challenges we all face. I am dedicated to working with adults 18 and over with issues like depression, anxiety, recovery from addiction, life transitions, relationship challenges, and complex trauma. My framework combines cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed modalities, including internal family systems (IFS) and EMDR for deeper work.
I'm so glad you are here and considering beginning the journey toward the life you want! I am devoted to providing a safe space where you can feel heard and understood without judgment. I've been a licensed therapist for over 25 years, guiding clients through the inevitable challenges we all face. I am dedicated to working with adults 18 and over with issues like depression, anxiety, recovery from addiction, life transitions, relationship challenges, and complex trauma. My framework combines cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed modalities, including internal family systems (IFS) and EMDR for deeper work.
(909) 265-7342 View (909) 265-7342
Photo of Anastasia Locklin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92602, CA
Anastasia Locklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602
Are you frequently consumed by concerns about your future, career, love life, or the opinions of others? Do you find yourself trapped in repetitive cycles that you're eager to break free from and find healing? Is the pursuit of perfectionism, people-pleasing, or prioritizing others over your own needs hindering your pursuit of the life you yearn for? As we journey through life, we inevitably encounter challenges and lessons that shape our path. Our purpose in this lifetime is to rediscover and reclaim the most authentic aspects of ourselves. Through the process of healing, we shed outdated beliefs that no longer serve us.
Are you frequently consumed by concerns about your future, career, love life, or the opinions of others? Do you find yourself trapped in repetitive cycles that you're eager to break free from and find healing? Is the pursuit of perfectionism, people-pleasing, or prioritizing others over your own needs hindering your pursuit of the life you yearn for? As we journey through life, we inevitably encounter challenges and lessons that shape our path. Our purpose in this lifetime is to rediscover and reclaim the most authentic aspects of ourselves. Through the process of healing, we shed outdated beliefs that no longer serve us.
(949) 536-7534 View (949) 536-7534
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Randall B. Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
I'm glad that you have taken a minute to look at my listing. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a Telehealth practice based in Irvine. I am able to see clients statewide. I began practicing in 1982, first as an Intern and fully licensed (LMFT 19383) since July 1984. My emphasis is on marital and family issues, plus I have a special interest and extensive experience with High Functioning Autism / Asperger's Disorder. I have often found that when we make the relationship our primary focus, the relationship often gets worse. When each of us focuses on becoming who we were designed to be, often the relationship gets better.
I'm glad that you have taken a minute to look at my listing. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a Telehealth practice based in Irvine. I am able to see clients statewide. I began practicing in 1982, first as an Intern and fully licensed (LMFT 19383) since July 1984. My emphasis is on marital and family issues, plus I have a special interest and extensive experience with High Functioning Autism / Asperger's Disorder. I have often found that when we make the relationship our primary focus, the relationship often gets worse. When each of us focuses on becoming who we were designed to be, often the relationship gets better.
(951) 397-2167 View (951) 397-2167
Photo of Laurel A. Basbas, Psychologist in 92602, CA
Laurel A. Basbas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make positive, life-altering changes? Overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress, trauma, addictions, loneliness and self-defeat! Discover your true potential and unique purpose. Negative thinking, destructive self-talk, defeating perspectives & habits can prevent you from living the life you can celebrate. Become emotionally free to love yourself and others! Begin today to overcome obstacles and develop qualities to be your best, authentic self. Life hands us tremendous challenges. But our history doesn't have to be our destiny! Tomorrow can be brighter! There is hope, so let's start today!
Are you ready to make positive, life-altering changes? Overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, stress, trauma, addictions, loneliness and self-defeat! Discover your true potential and unique purpose. Negative thinking, destructive self-talk, defeating perspectives & habits can prevent you from living the life you can celebrate. Become emotionally free to love yourself and others! Begin today to overcome obstacles and develop qualities to be your best, authentic self. Life hands us tremendous challenges. But our history doesn't have to be our destiny! Tomorrow can be brighter! There is hope, so let's start today!
(714) 699-9764 View (714) 699-9764
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The Sparrow Initiative
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Life in our demanding and unpredictable world can sometimes leave us exhausted, in pain, and unable to move forward. Whether your struggle is in response to a recent traumatic event or past hurt that never healed, there is hope for you to find peace, safety, and restoration.
Life in our demanding and unpredictable world can sometimes leave us exhausted, in pain, and unable to move forward. Whether your struggle is in response to a recent traumatic event or past hurt that never healed, there is hope for you to find peace, safety, and restoration.
(949) 430-7163 View (949) 430-7163
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David McKnight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
VIDEO and/or PHONE, Saturday and Evening Sessions available- Having anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Major life changes, relationship or family issues? Addiction (drugs, alcohol, internet/phone addiction, codependency, sex/love addiction, etc.), ADHD, chronic pain/health issues, or just life stressors? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant and consistent progress no matter how difficult the challenges are that they face. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
VIDEO and/or PHONE, Saturday and Evening Sessions available- Having anxiety, stress, depression, work/career issues? Major life changes, relationship or family issues? Addiction (drugs, alcohol, internet/phone addiction, codependency, sex/love addiction, etc.), ADHD, chronic pain/health issues, or just life stressors? I can help. I have been doing counseling professionally for over 20 years and have seen my clients make significant and consistent progress no matter how difficult the challenges are that they face. I offer support, compassion, valuable experience and a healthy relationship where a person can heal and grow.
(949) 997-2713 View (949) 997-2713
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Yas Kamali
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602
Hi! I am so glad you are here. It takes courage and strength to find a therapist to walk with you through whatever stage of life you are currently in. I help clients overcome a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family of origin issues, addiction, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict and life transitions. My focus is working with attachment and trauma issues with children, teens, adults, couples and families.
Hi! I am so glad you are here. It takes courage and strength to find a therapist to walk with you through whatever stage of life you are currently in. I help clients overcome a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family of origin issues, addiction, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict and life transitions. My focus is working with attachment and trauma issues with children, teens, adults, couples and families.
(949) 749-6392 View (949) 749-6392
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Lea Monreyal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Asking for help can be one of the most difficult and even scariest thing for you to do. But therapy doesn't have to be so daunting nor does it have to take years for you to feel better. The therapy space should feel safe and empowering in order for you to be able to share, to learn, to consider a different perspective, to gain insight, to process your experiences, to start healing your emotional wounds, and to grow. You are not alone in feeling lost, helpless, angry, or confused. WE ALL feel this way at some point in, or about some areas of, our lives. A burden shared is a burden less heavy.
Asking for help can be one of the most difficult and even scariest thing for you to do. But therapy doesn't have to be so daunting nor does it have to take years for you to feel better. The therapy space should feel safe and empowering in order for you to be able to share, to learn, to consider a different perspective, to gain insight, to process your experiences, to start healing your emotional wounds, and to grow. You are not alone in feeling lost, helpless, angry, or confused. WE ALL feel this way at some point in, or about some areas of, our lives. A burden shared is a burden less heavy.
(714) 988-6512 View (714) 988-6512
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Kathleen Goodboy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Lao Tzo Congratulations, you have taken the first step, and I am honored to work with you. Each experience/event is a chapter in your life. No one experience defines who you are or will become. You are the author of your own story, so I will not tell you what to do. Instead I will help you determine what you want the next chapter in your life to look like and help you get there. I provide a relaxed environment, using a collaborative and supportive approach.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Lao Tzo Congratulations, you have taken the first step, and I am honored to work with you. Each experience/event is a chapter in your life. No one experience defines who you are or will become. You are the author of your own story, so I will not tell you what to do. Instead I will help you determine what you want the next chapter in your life to look like and help you get there. I provide a relaxed environment, using a collaborative and supportive approach.
(657) 222-4985 View (657) 222-4985
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Matthew T Daues
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
Please email or call to schedule an appointment! All sessions are virtual online video sessions. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and depression and managing relationship issues. Clients often describe my style as laid-back, personable and engaging. Life is challenging at times. Let's have a conversation about what you are going through and see how our discussions might help you! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 25 years.
Please email or call to schedule an appointment! All sessions are virtual online video sessions. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and depression and managing relationship issues. Clients often describe my style as laid-back, personable and engaging. Life is challenging at times. Let's have a conversation about what you are going through and see how our discussions might help you! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 25 years.
(562) 573-7102 View (562) 573-7102
Jinbae Lee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92602
Jinbae Lee is a seasoned geriatric social worker with a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by older adults. With extensive experience working in geriatric facilities, Jinbae has become an expert in providing compassionate, personalized support to elderly clients and their families.
Jinbae Lee is a seasoned geriatric social worker with a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by older adults. With extensive experience working in geriatric facilities, Jinbae has become an expert in providing compassionate, personalized support to elderly clients and their families.
(657) 387-2433 View (657) 387-2433
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Perry David Passaro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Have you, your child or a loved one been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD or PTSD? Have the treatments not met your goals? Are you searching for something beyond additional medication and talk therapy? If so I believe solutions are available. I have been treating complex behavioral problems with children, adolescents and families for over 30 years and conducting clinical therapy for over 20 years. My training and experience can be of benefit even if prior therapists and various methods have not helped. I specialize in the treatment of complex and developmental problems for children, adolescents and adults including addiction.
Have you, your child or a loved one been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD or PTSD? Have the treatments not met your goals? Are you searching for something beyond additional medication and talk therapy? If so I believe solutions are available. I have been treating complex behavioral problems with children, adolescents and families for over 30 years and conducting clinical therapy for over 20 years. My training and experience can be of benefit even if prior therapists and various methods have not helped. I specialize in the treatment of complex and developmental problems for children, adolescents and adults including addiction.
(714) 862-2071 View (714) 862-2071
Photo of Maria Darcy, Psychologist in 92602, CA
Maria Darcy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602
Hello, I'm Dr. Maria Darcy, Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist. I have recently relocated my practice to Newport Beach and Irvine California. I have worked with individuals and couples in the United States and Europe for the past 15+ years. My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong emphasis on relational factors. Ultimately I tailor my approach to each individual client and their situation. I incorporate a multicultural understanding into my approach by paying attention to social and cultural factors (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc.) that impact individuals' experiences and their choices.
Hello, I'm Dr. Maria Darcy, Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist. I have recently relocated my practice to Newport Beach and Irvine California. I have worked with individuals and couples in the United States and Europe for the past 15+ years. My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong emphasis on relational factors. Ultimately I tailor my approach to each individual client and their situation. I incorporate a multicultural understanding into my approach by paying attention to social and cultural factors (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc.) that impact individuals' experiences and their choices.
(949) 424-8972 View (949) 424-8972
Photo of Christine A. Colburn, Psychologist in 92602, CA
Christine A. Colburn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92602  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Christian Psychologist who has been helping people in therapy for over 25 years. I have seen how depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships are symptoms which arise out of injuries or losses in one's life. Healing occurs in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where one can work through these difficulties. My goal is to help my clients identify, understand and develop healthier relationships, which leads to a sense of well-being through an interactive process. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I specialize in working with individuals, groups, and couples.
I am a licensed Christian Psychologist who has been helping people in therapy for over 25 years. I have seen how depression, anxiety, and difficulties in relationships are symptoms which arise out of injuries or losses in one's life. Healing occurs in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where one can work through these difficulties. My goal is to help my clients identify, understand and develop healthier relationships, which leads to a sense of well-being through an interactive process. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I specialize in working with individuals, groups, and couples.
(714) 987-9360 View (714) 987-9360

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92602

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92602 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92602 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92602?

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.