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Caroline C. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a BBS registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) with prior mental health service experience and extensive knowledge working with individuals from diverse populations, including lower socioeconomic status, young children and adolescents, working young adults, and people of color.
I am a BBS registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) with prior mental health service experience and extensive knowledge working with individuals from diverse populations, including lower socioeconomic status, young children and adolescents, working young adults, and people of color.
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Jerod Patrick Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
Are you concerned about your relationship with your partner, your children, or your job? Have you tried to figure it out but can't seem to make sense of why things aren't working? Do the evenings and weekends with your family seem like a chore? Do you feel stuck and want to do something but don't know what to do? Somatic psychotherapy is a way of getting things moving, feeling more connected to yourself and to your world, and creating the space you need to grow and thrive!
Are you concerned about your relationship with your partner, your children, or your job? Have you tried to figure it out but can't seem to make sense of why things aren't working? Do the evenings and weekends with your family seem like a chore? Do you feel stuck and want to do something but don't know what to do? Somatic psychotherapy is a way of getting things moving, feeling more connected to yourself and to your world, and creating the space you need to grow and thrive!
(650) 513-8221 View (650) 513-8221
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Lorna Khoo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
I work predominantly with first & second generation Asian-American millennials seeking help with perfectionism, people pleasing, career burnout, and challenging family dynamics. One of the most important things to know when you are struggling is that you are not alone. As a biracial (Chinese-Irish) therapist, I'm familiar with the nuances of overcoming current stressors while understanding the influence of cultural identity issues and intergenerational trauma.
I work predominantly with first & second generation Asian-American millennials seeking help with perfectionism, people pleasing, career burnout, and challenging family dynamics. One of the most important things to know when you are struggling is that you are not alone. As a biracial (Chinese-Irish) therapist, I'm familiar with the nuances of overcoming current stressors while understanding the influence of cultural identity issues and intergenerational trauma.
(530) 500-0949 View (530) 500-0949
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Angela Zhe Wu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
In the TV show "Sex and City" there is a line: " in this city ( New York) everyone is looking for something, a job, an apartment, or a partner. " Underline this, you can feel the anxiety and the need for certainty, comfort and connection. These are human existial needs and I can help you with: stress, anxiety, depression that are related to work, personal/intimate relationship, relationship with children, and developmental trauma. I believe in therapy is to help people to return to normal life, work and develop more enjoyable things.
In the TV show "Sex and City" there is a line: " in this city ( New York) everyone is looking for something, a job, an apartment, or a partner. " Underline this, you can feel the anxiety and the need for certainty, comfort and connection. These are human existial needs and I can help you with: stress, anxiety, depression that are related to work, personal/intimate relationship, relationship with children, and developmental trauma. I believe in therapy is to help people to return to normal life, work and develop more enjoyable things.
(650) 461-4955 View (650) 461-4955
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JoAnn Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Hi, my name is JoAnn Scott. My mission as a therapist is to initially help people develop hope, then help them discover their best selves during our therapeutic journey. I do this using individualized therapeutic techniques that are best suited for the challenges and concerns that you have identified as most important. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hi, my name is JoAnn Scott. My mission as a therapist is to initially help people develop hope, then help them discover their best selves during our therapeutic journey. I do this using individualized therapeutic techniques that are best suited for the challenges and concerns that you have identified as most important. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, master's Level Registered Addiction Specialist, Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(650) 788-1794 View (650) 788-1794
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Anetta Kalk Migdal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Individuals are complex, so I meet my clients where they are, addressing their individual challenges by noting their cognitive and behavioral patterns, exploring the past when it is necessary to improve the overall wellbeing and the futures. I believe that all people can change. I work with clients of various backgrounds and make sure to tailor my sessions to their specific needs .
Individuals are complex, so I meet my clients where they are, addressing their individual challenges by noting their cognitive and behavioral patterns, exploring the past when it is necessary to improve the overall wellbeing and the futures. I believe that all people can change. I work with clients of various backgrounds and make sure to tailor my sessions to their specific needs .
(650) 628-8547 View (650) 628-8547
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Monika S Broecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
(650) 241-1330 View (650) 241-1330
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Margaret Toews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
What if you could meet with someone who is adept at eliciting submerged information that will get you sorting through what keeps you immobilized, including situations you're dealing with, in ways that expand the possibilities? I interact fluidly with what you bring in and home in on your highest aspirations and deepest truths. This affords a sense of relief and energy that brings renewed hope.Changes you may face: questioning/beginning/ending relationships, friendships, education, career, job/living situation, family stress. >Instructor, supervisor at Process Therapy Inst, Professor at JFK University for 16 years. Gateful parent.
What if you could meet with someone who is adept at eliciting submerged information that will get you sorting through what keeps you immobilized, including situations you're dealing with, in ways that expand the possibilities? I interact fluidly with what you bring in and home in on your highest aspirations and deepest truths. This affords a sense of relief and energy that brings renewed hope.Changes you may face: questioning/beginning/ending relationships, friendships, education, career, job/living situation, family stress. >Instructor, supervisor at Process Therapy Inst, Professor at JFK University for 16 years. Gateful parent.
(650) 747-6461 View (650) 747-6461
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Grace Christine Casson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
Life's demands may, at times, be emotionally distressing. At different stages of life, you might feel particularly challenged by the pressures of school, college, work, and family life. Through the work of therapy, you can begin to feel a sense of satisfaction and success in your life again. I offer online psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults utilizing an integrative approach. Therapy may include creative art therapy, parent support, ADHD coaching, and other therapy services to promote, support, and facilitate emotional well-being.
Life's demands may, at times, be emotionally distressing. At different stages of life, you might feel particularly challenged by the pressures of school, college, work, and family life. Through the work of therapy, you can begin to feel a sense of satisfaction and success in your life again. I offer online psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults utilizing an integrative approach. Therapy may include creative art therapy, parent support, ADHD coaching, and other therapy services to promote, support, and facilitate emotional well-being.
(408) 351-1768 View (408) 351-1768
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Empower Youth Therapy (Child and Teen Specialists)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Does your child or Teen seem distant, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling with how to navigate how social media affects your child? I know what it feels like both as a parent and as a young person when the world gets overwhelming and anxiety and/or depression seem to take over. I am here to help child and Teens address the changing and challenging world and family relationships of today. Working together, I am hopeful that we can help both you and/or your child relieve symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral challenges.
Does your child or Teen seem distant, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling with how to navigate how social media affects your child? I know what it feels like both as a parent and as a young person when the world gets overwhelming and anxiety and/or depression seem to take over. I am here to help child and Teens address the changing and challenging world and family relationships of today. Working together, I am hopeful that we can help both you and/or your child relieve symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral challenges.
(650) 800-5711 View (650) 800-5711
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Nancy Wesson
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, AGPA-F
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Are you more isolated than you would like to be ? Do you have social anxiety or depression ? Would you like to worry less about what others think of you ? Would you like to bring more people into your life ? I offer personal effective, and friendly counseling to individuals. My small in-person therapy groups can help you learn new ways to relate to friends, potential partners, and others. The group is very supportive and works to help you go for what you need in life to make your life easier, more fun, and meaningful. Free phone consultation about joining a group: 650 965-7332 or text at this number.
Are you more isolated than you would like to be ? Do you have social anxiety or depression ? Would you like to worry less about what others think of you ? Would you like to bring more people into your life ? I offer personal effective, and friendly counseling to individuals. My small in-person therapy groups can help you learn new ways to relate to friends, potential partners, and others. The group is very supportive and works to help you go for what you need in life to make your life easier, more fun, and meaningful. Free phone consultation about joining a group: 650 965-7332 or text at this number.
(650) 822-1360 View (650) 822-1360
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Jim Arjani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
Have you recently experienced or witnessed a traumatic event? Are you going through a break-up or some other type of loss? Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse? Your sleep problems, depression, anxiety, poor performance at work and relationship issues are often the result of current of past trauma. Many of my clients include those who have come from dysfunctional families where they experienced or witnessed abuse. For the past 23 years I have been helping clients to cope with and address traumatic experiences. I have extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma.
Have you recently experienced or witnessed a traumatic event? Are you going through a break-up or some other type of loss? Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse? Your sleep problems, depression, anxiety, poor performance at work and relationship issues are often the result of current of past trauma. Many of my clients include those who have come from dysfunctional families where they experienced or witnessed abuse. For the past 23 years I have been helping clients to cope with and address traumatic experiences. I have extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma.
(650) 741-1483 View (650) 741-1483
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Palo Alto Teen And Adolescent Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
Are You or Your Teen Struggling? Let's Navigate This Together! Is your teen struggling to find their footing? Is anxiety, apathy, or perfectionism taking over their life? Does it feel like you're speaking different languages? At Palo Alto Teen and Adolescent Solutions, I help teens navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. I'm Jeff Gielow, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works hard to connect with teens. We'll work together to empower them, improve relationships, and build a brighter future.
Are You or Your Teen Struggling? Let's Navigate This Together! Is your teen struggling to find their footing? Is anxiety, apathy, or perfectionism taking over their life? Does it feel like you're speaking different languages? At Palo Alto Teen and Adolescent Solutions, I help teens navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. I'm Jeff Gielow, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works hard to connect with teens. We'll work together to empower them, improve relationships, and build a brighter future.
(650) 603-5868 View (650) 603-5868
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Zlatena Theodore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being. I have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, weight management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and management of chronic health conditions. I also help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, stress management, burnout, and relationship difficulties.
The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being. I have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, weight management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and management of chronic health conditions. I also help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, stress management, burnout, and relationship difficulties.
(650) 337-3023 View (650) 337-3023
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Kristin Schleifer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
Not accepting new clients
My professional training and experience has focused extensively on child, adolescent, and family therapy, as well as emerging adulthood (age 19-24). This includes working together to develop strategies, coping skills, new perspectives, and supportive therapy for youth dealing with challenges related to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, rejection, anger/aggression, interpersonal conflict, planning for the future, social or academic pressures, and self-image/identity.
My professional training and experience has focused extensively on child, adolescent, and family therapy, as well as emerging adulthood (age 19-24). This includes working together to develop strategies, coping skills, new perspectives, and supportive therapy for youth dealing with challenges related to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, rejection, anger/aggression, interpersonal conflict, planning for the future, social or academic pressures, and self-image/identity.
(408) 709-7922 View (408) 709-7922
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Jana Emerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
It can be really difficult to reach out for assistance when you’re not feeling your best. It’s also important to find someone that you connect and feel safe with. As a licensed MFT with 16 years of experience, I can offer you that space. My special interests include issues such as working with young adults and adolescents, depression, anxiety, help with life transitions, conflict management and relationship difficulties, body image disorders, parenting and Co-parenting support, and couples work.
It can be really difficult to reach out for assistance when you’re not feeling your best. It’s also important to find someone that you connect and feel safe with. As a licensed MFT with 16 years of experience, I can offer you that space. My special interests include issues such as working with young adults and adolescents, depression, anxiety, help with life transitions, conflict management and relationship difficulties, body image disorders, parenting and Co-parenting support, and couples work.
(650) 750-0769 View (650) 750-0769
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Sonica Thakur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
"What one person has to offer to another, is their own being, nothing more, nothing less" - Ram Dass. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based perspective that focuses on a person's innate potential rather than pathologies and shortfalls. Consistent with this approach, my role as a therapist lies not in solving problems but in helping clients examine inhibited issues and biases, identify practical solutions to their problems and progress towards deeper wisdom. I have worked with clients of various ethnicities, addressing a range of mental health issues, relationship problems, and life transitions.
"What one person has to offer to another, is their own being, nothing more, nothing less" - Ram Dass. My therapeutic approach is a strength-based perspective that focuses on a person's innate potential rather than pathologies and shortfalls. Consistent with this approach, my role as a therapist lies not in solving problems but in helping clients examine inhibited issues and biases, identify practical solutions to their problems and progress towards deeper wisdom. I have worked with clients of various ethnicities, addressing a range of mental health issues, relationship problems, and life transitions.
(408) 521-1750 View (408) 521-1750
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Kristen Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Navigating life stressors can be overwhelming and difficult for children, adolescents and parents. Watching a child struggle with mental health concerns can be difficult to know where to get additional help, and know how to approach behaviors at home. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe place that will allow children and adolescents to feel comfortable to talk about what is bothering them and learn how to cope with their stressors, as well as help parents feel like they can understand their child in their individual needs.
Navigating life stressors can be overwhelming and difficult for children, adolescents and parents. Watching a child struggle with mental health concerns can be difficult to know where to get additional help, and know how to approach behaviors at home. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe place that will allow children and adolescents to feel comfortable to talk about what is bothering them and learn how to cope with their stressors, as well as help parents feel like they can understand their child in their individual needs.
(626) 684-3644 View (626) 684-3644
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Dr. Nobuko Hattori
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
Offering Online Booking & Online Sessions. Trauma can haunt you for a long time. You might "know" in your head that the trauma is in the past, yet it doesn't "feel" that way. You may be having flashbacks, where a reminder can take you back into the painful past. Maybe you've been thinking about starting therapy, but dreading to revisit the traumatic memory. The trauma therapy that I offer does not require you to retell the details of your past. If you are no longer in danger, yet still feel fear, terror, or helplessness, please contact me. Let's get your body catch up to what your mind already knows - the trauma is in the past.
Offering Online Booking & Online Sessions. Trauma can haunt you for a long time. You might "know" in your head that the trauma is in the past, yet it doesn't "feel" that way. You may be having flashbacks, where a reminder can take you back into the painful past. Maybe you've been thinking about starting therapy, but dreading to revisit the traumatic memory. The trauma therapy that I offer does not require you to retell the details of your past. If you are no longer in danger, yet still feel fear, terror, or helplessness, please contact me. Let's get your body catch up to what your mind already knows - the trauma is in the past.
(650) 663-3025 View (650) 663-3025
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Molly A Walsh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist and help individuals overcome problems related to bipolar disorder, depression, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, stress management, and relationship difficulties. I completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University focused on evidence-based approaches to therapy that are supported by research. I utilize these approaches in my work, incorporating techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing (MI) depending on client need.
I am a licensed psychologist and help individuals overcome problems related to bipolar disorder, depression, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, stress management, and relationship difficulties. I completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University focused on evidence-based approaches to therapy that are supported by research. I utilize these approaches in my work, incorporating techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing (MI) depending on client need.
(650) 830-3087 View (650) 830-3087

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94043

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94043 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Life Transitions
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94043 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 94043?

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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.