Therapists in 92683

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Kelley Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
(657) 571-6241 View (657) 571-6241
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Daniel Rock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 9 years of clinical experience. My work has allowed me to engage and support clients challenged by depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, trauma, loss and grieving, and addictive substances. I utilize client-centered and solution-based approaches in my therapeutic work and strongly advocate for the client to determine what priorities are most significant in the therapeutic relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 9 years of clinical experience. My work has allowed me to engage and support clients challenged by depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, trauma, loss and grieving, and addictive substances. I utilize client-centered and solution-based approaches in my therapeutic work and strongly advocate for the client to determine what priorities are most significant in the therapeutic relationship.
(657) 366-5628 View (657) 366-5628
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Kacey Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Life can be overwhelming for a number of reasons and it's natural to seek help to find clarity and stability. Therapy can help you work through a crisis and better understand your feelings amid struggle. The journey can be hard and very emotional, but it is worth the time and energy you put in. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis or want to understand better what makes you tick, therapy can help. I believe therapy is a team effort. We will work together to assess your unique needs and capacities. By intently listening to your personal stories and practicing self-reflection, we will build upon your strengths.
Life can be overwhelming for a number of reasons and it's natural to seek help to find clarity and stability. Therapy can help you work through a crisis and better understand your feelings amid struggle. The journey can be hard and very emotional, but it is worth the time and energy you put in. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis or want to understand better what makes you tick, therapy can help. I believe therapy is a team effort. We will work together to assess your unique needs and capacities. By intently listening to your personal stories and practicing self-reflection, we will build upon your strengths.
(657) 571-3049 View (657) 571-3049
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Harvey Hyman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am Harvey Hyman, LPCC (California license 11679). I work with individual adults struggling with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential crises. The clients I typically work with are stuck in a career, relationship or life path that does not their needs for purpose, meaning, connection, fun, joy or life satisfaction. Frequently they suffer from having a manufactured identity to hide shame, win approval or avoid rejection that doesn't feel true.
I am Harvey Hyman, LPCC (California license 11679). I work with individual adults struggling with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential crises. The clients I typically work with are stuck in a career, relationship or life path that does not their needs for purpose, meaning, connection, fun, joy or life satisfaction. Frequently they suffer from having a manufactured identity to hide shame, win approval or avoid rejection that doesn't feel true.
(657) 571-2574 View (657) 571-2574
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Jennifer Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Jennifer Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has over ten years of experience helping children, adolescents, families and individual adults develop emotional awareness and enhance their relationships. Jennifer has experience using Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Overall she takes an eclectic approach and uses empathy, compassion, insight, experience, and training to foster emotional growth.
Jennifer Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has over ten years of experience helping children, adolescents, families and individual adults develop emotional awareness and enhance their relationships. Jennifer has experience using Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Overall she takes an eclectic approach and uses empathy, compassion, insight, experience, and training to foster emotional growth.
(657) 837-1935 View (657) 837-1935
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Melissa Erb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Melissa Erb, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents specializing in managing anxiety, depression and life changes. I also specialize in the area of adoption and foster care. By using various treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this helps in meeting my clients "where they are at." This also creates an approach for clients to begin at the pace they feel comfortable with.
My name is Melissa Erb, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents specializing in managing anxiety, depression and life changes. I also specialize in the area of adoption and foster care. By using various treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this helps in meeting my clients "where they are at." This also creates an approach for clients to begin at the pace they feel comfortable with.
(657) 571-1145 View (657) 571-1145
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Thang Mike Huynh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
20 years experiences with Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs/Dual Diagnosis Program. Have contract with Agency approved by Parole/Court to provide psychotherapy to clients who are on parole or probation. Consultant for Pacificare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Health and Orange County Social Services Agency. Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. I also could read, speak and write Vietnamese fluently and considered myself as bi-cultures. My therapy approaches are precise, rapid and focused.
20 years experiences with Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs/Dual Diagnosis Program. Have contract with Agency approved by Parole/Court to provide psychotherapy to clients who are on parole or probation. Consultant for Pacificare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Health and Orange County Social Services Agency. Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. I also could read, speak and write Vietnamese fluently and considered myself as bi-cultures. My therapy approaches are precise, rapid and focused.
(714) 489-5870 View (714) 489-5870
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Marianne Sharon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Marianne M. Sharon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and an Associate's Degree in Education. Marianne offers more than 10 years professional experience working with clients and families from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective to improve the emotional well-being of clients and their families.
Marianne M. Sharon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and an Associate's Degree in Education. Marianne offers more than 10 years professional experience working with clients and families from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective to improve the emotional well-being of clients and their families.
(657) 300-3963 View (657) 300-3963
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Pooja Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I provide a holistic, integrative approach in healing to help clients achieve their personal goals by building a relationship based on empathy, trust, and care. As an integrative therapist, I strive to promote healing that looks at the whole person, through the prism of body, mind, and spirit, and considers all aspects of life that factor into one's well-being and pathway to happiness. I offer my services in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment, where I use a personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs in an effort to help them attain personal growth I have experience with individuals and families.
I provide a holistic, integrative approach in healing to help clients achieve their personal goals by building a relationship based on empathy, trust, and care. As an integrative therapist, I strive to promote healing that looks at the whole person, through the prism of body, mind, and spirit, and considers all aspects of life that factor into one's well-being and pathway to happiness. I offer my services in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment, where I use a personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs in an effort to help them attain personal growth I have experience with individuals and families.
(657) 837-3829 View (657) 837-3829
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Brendan Clarke
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I’m Brendan Clarke, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have over a decade of treatment experience, working with folks from all walks of life in outpatient, residential, in-home, school, and military environments. These days, I bring my breadth of experience to one-on-one practice to focus in order to dive deep into productive, meaningful work. While I have experience with most clinical presentations, the most important thing I look for in a client is the willingness to work on goals. Therapy shouldn’t last forever.
I’m Brendan Clarke, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have over a decade of treatment experience, working with folks from all walks of life in outpatient, residential, in-home, school, and military environments. These days, I bring my breadth of experience to one-on-one practice to focus in order to dive deep into productive, meaningful work. While I have experience with most clinical presentations, the most important thing I look for in a client is the willingness to work on goals. Therapy shouldn’t last forever.
(657) 425-0726 View (657) 425-0726
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Kristin Mendelsohn Troy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Kristin Mendelsohn Troy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sherman Oaks, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and conducted post-graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Behavior Intervention. I work with adults, teens, and school-age children. I specialize in assisting with anxiety, stress, trauma, families with members with developmental differences, and individuals going through difficult life transitions.
My name is Kristin Mendelsohn Troy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sherman Oaks, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and conducted post-graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Behavior Intervention. I work with adults, teens, and school-age children. I specialize in assisting with anxiety, stress, trauma, families with members with developmental differences, and individuals going through difficult life transitions.
(657) 571-4749 View (657) 571-4749
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James Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am James Thomas, LCSW. I strive to meet people where they are exploring and support individuals to get in touch with what is truly important to them while cultivating loving acceptance of themselves. Being able to increase insight, understanding of how the past impacts the present, although does not have to dictate one's reality, developing a clear, nonjudgmental view of the current situation allows people to work towards becoming a person who lives a life which is congruent with their values.
I am James Thomas, LCSW. I strive to meet people where they are exploring and support individuals to get in touch with what is truly important to them while cultivating loving acceptance of themselves. Being able to increase insight, understanding of how the past impacts the present, although does not have to dictate one's reality, developing a clear, nonjudgmental view of the current situation allows people to work towards becoming a person who lives a life which is congruent with their values.
(657) 250-7758 View (657) 250-7758
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Duyen 'dee' Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
In our current situation it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel; you’re not alone, I am here to listen and to provide you with the support and guidance needed to overcome life’s challenges. COVID related or not. I understand how difficult it could be to make sense of what is happening and still function each day. I want to provide my clients with a safe place to talk about their current and/or past struggles. I believe each person has the answers and solutions inside of them but just needs the right guidance to help them find it.
In our current situation it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel; you’re not alone, I am here to listen and to provide you with the support and guidance needed to overcome life’s challenges. COVID related or not. I understand how difficult it could be to make sense of what is happening and still function each day. I want to provide my clients with a safe place to talk about their current and/or past struggles. I believe each person has the answers and solutions inside of them but just needs the right guidance to help them find it.
(714) 942-2362 View (714) 942-2362
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Jody Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Welcome! My name is Jody Pratt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I typically work with individuals who report anxiety, depression or trauma. I also work with couples who are having difficulty resolving conflict, experienced trauma, or are struggling to connect. My approach to therapy is holistic and systemic . That means I see you as a human being with many dimensions who comes from a unique historical context and currently lives in a complex situation.
Welcome! My name is Jody Pratt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I typically work with individuals who report anxiety, depression or trauma. I also work with couples who are having difficulty resolving conflict, experienced trauma, or are struggling to connect. My approach to therapy is holistic and systemic . That means I see you as a human being with many dimensions who comes from a unique historical context and currently lives in a complex situation.
(657) 255-6437 View (657) 255-6437
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Lisa Lee-Briggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have a background in education so I am very comfortable working with people from the age of 13 and up.
I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have a background in education so I am very comfortable working with people from the age of 13 and up.
(657) 837-5038 View (657) 837-5038
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Entheo Psychotherapy - Minh Trần, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD Can
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683  (Online Only)
Depth Psychotherapy for the Dedicated Souls: tele-mental health services provided by queer Việt-American millennial digital nomad psychotherapist, social-artist, & fieldworking researcher. My approach is a blend of: Jungian, relational, and entheogenically-informed. I offer a free 25-minute initial consultation. Có thể tư vấn bằng tiếng Việt.
Depth Psychotherapy for the Dedicated Souls: tele-mental health services provided by queer Việt-American millennial digital nomad psychotherapist, social-artist, & fieldworking researcher. My approach is a blend of: Jungian, relational, and entheogenically-informed. I offer a free 25-minute initial consultation. Có thể tư vấn bằng tiếng Việt.
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Brenda Vieira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Welcome to my therapy practice. I am Brenda Vieira a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. With a foundation in attachment theories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I'm here to help you navigate challenges and foster healthier relationships. Whether you're dealing with trauma, parenting concerns, or anxiety, my goal is to empower you with the tools to achieve emotional well-being.
Welcome to my therapy practice. I am Brenda Vieira a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. With a foundation in attachment theories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I'm here to help you navigate challenges and foster healthier relationships. Whether you're dealing with trauma, parenting concerns, or anxiety, my goal is to empower you with the tools to achieve emotional well-being.
(657) 500-3813 View (657) 500-3813
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Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am currently working on earning my Psy.D. in child psychology. I have been working with the community at different levels for over 20 years, and I have a passion for change and moving forward from life experiences. My ideal client is a person who shows up to sessions with the thought that a session is a place of respite where they can evaluate past and current experiences that challenge their growth and affect their daily mood.
My name is Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am currently working on earning my Psy.D. in child psychology. I have been working with the community at different levels for over 20 years, and I have a passion for change and moving forward from life experiences. My ideal client is a person who shows up to sessions with the thought that a session is a place of respite where they can evaluate past and current experiences that challenge their growth and affect their daily mood.
(657) 837-5893 View (657) 837-5893
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Azucena de Azevedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Hello, I'm Azucena! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14 years of experience. I have helped clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflicts, and others. I have worked with individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds, including extensive work within the Latino community. I use culturally sensitive approaches and techniques focusing on inner strength and self-exploration. I form a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and prove a nonjudgmental environment that will challenge individuals for a better and more positive outcome.
Hello, I'm Azucena! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14 years of experience. I have helped clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflicts, and others. I have worked with individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds, including extensive work within the Latino community. I use culturally sensitive approaches and techniques focusing on inner strength and self-exploration. I form a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and prove a nonjudgmental environment that will challenge individuals for a better and more positive outcome.
(714) 975-5782 View (714) 975-5782
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Melyssa Depaolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Sometimes it may feel like the world is against you, or you're alone and no one will understand. Life can be pretty tough, whether you're experiencing anxiety or sadness, had a recent loss, dealing with adoption and attachment as a parent or child, challenges with coming out and/or identifying as LGBTQ, or experienced a traumatic event, etc. Making the decision to begin your therapeutic journey can be scary and uncomfortable, but can also be empowering. Mental and emotional health is as important and real as physical health, and it's my goal to support and be a factor for change while you grow into a healthier and truer self.
Sometimes it may feel like the world is against you, or you're alone and no one will understand. Life can be pretty tough, whether you're experiencing anxiety or sadness, had a recent loss, dealing with adoption and attachment as a parent or child, challenges with coming out and/or identifying as LGBTQ, or experienced a traumatic event, etc. Making the decision to begin your therapeutic journey can be scary and uncomfortable, but can also be empowering. Mental and emotional health is as important and real as physical health, and it's my goal to support and be a factor for change while you grow into a healthier and truer self.
(657) 837-1525 View (657) 837-1525

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Number of Therapists in 92683

70+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92683 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
80% Depression
61% Relationship Issues
61% Life Transitions
59% Coping Skills
56% Grief
56% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 92683 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92683?

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.