Therapists in 94566

Photo of Flores Psychobehavioral Services, Counselor in 94566, CA
Flores Psychobehavioral Services
Counselor, MA, LPCC, BCB, BCN
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I am a psychotherapist specialized in developmental Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a psychotherapist specialized in developmental Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(925) 660-7156 View (925) 660-7156
Photo of Nadia Ali Loewe, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Nadia Ali Loewe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I work with individuals, couples, families and children of all ages. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe that each individual and/or family unit is different so I bring different tools to assist. I believe being a good listener is important and I want to help everyone achieve their goals. I also worked years in schools so I have in depth experience working with children of all ages.
I work with individuals, couples, families and children of all ages. I work in an empathetic, collaborative, and thoughtful way with each individual or family unit. I believe that each individual and/or family unit is different so I bring different tools to assist. I believe being a good listener is important and I want to help everyone achieve their goals. I also worked years in schools so I have in depth experience working with children of all ages.
(925) 319-6432 View (925) 319-6432
Photo of Lesli M Borrelli, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Lesli M Borrelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Thank you for stopping by! Lesli is a licensed marriage therapist. Working in both private practice and in high tech. She has a diverse and extensive clinical background: working with couples and individuals. Lesli uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gottman, and Mindfulness. Lesli sees clients in Pleasanton CA. Onsite and in person! I am committed and supportive of all my clients and I always provide a kind and empathic space. I always, listen without judgment, accept your individuality unconditionally, and provide you with compassionate confidentiality space.
Thank you for stopping by! Lesli is a licensed marriage therapist. Working in both private practice and in high tech. She has a diverse and extensive clinical background: working with couples and individuals. Lesli uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gottman, and Mindfulness. Lesli sees clients in Pleasanton CA. Onsite and in person! I am committed and supportive of all my clients and I always provide a kind and empathic space. I always, listen without judgment, accept your individuality unconditionally, and provide you with compassionate confidentiality space.
(925) 940-2130 View (925) 940-2130
Photo of Michelle M. Austin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Michelle M. Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I am the daughter of Mexican/Salvadoran parents who raised me with the core values of faith, family and community service. I possess several years of experience working with emotionally distressed youth and their families and can provide various treatment approaches. I can provide trauma-informed treatment and utilize various mediums to engage clients such as; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, expressive arts and mindfulness. I have witnessed individuals struggle with anxiety, worry and sadness and feel disconnected from the world.
I am the daughter of Mexican/Salvadoran parents who raised me with the core values of faith, family and community service. I possess several years of experience working with emotionally distressed youth and their families and can provide various treatment approaches. I can provide trauma-informed treatment and utilize various mediums to engage clients such as; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, expressive arts and mindfulness. I have witnessed individuals struggle with anxiety, worry and sadness and feel disconnected from the world.
(925) 420-9093 View (925) 420-9093
Photo of Alvin Gregorio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94566, CA
Alvin Gregorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Taking care of yourself can be exhausting, especially when you are taking care of others. Personal and professional relationships take effort and have a new meaning in this current time of social unrest and a global pandemic. You might be an overwhelmed parent. Or perhaps you are burnt out from working-from-home. You may be in a challenging relationship. Or maybe you are simply feeling out of sorts and trying to make sense of it all. When we're stressed we often forget who we are and what is important to us. By looking for help, you've taken the first step in regaining balance in your life, and finding yourself.
Taking care of yourself can be exhausting, especially when you are taking care of others. Personal and professional relationships take effort and have a new meaning in this current time of social unrest and a global pandemic. You might be an overwhelmed parent. Or perhaps you are burnt out from working-from-home. You may be in a challenging relationship. Or maybe you are simply feeling out of sorts and trying to make sense of it all. When we're stressed we often forget who we are and what is important to us. By looking for help, you've taken the first step in regaining balance in your life, and finding yourself.
(925) 304-3739 View (925) 304-3739
Photo of Dora Futterman, Psychologist in 94566, CA
Dora Futterman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Talking honestly about your life with someone who can provide a calming perspective can make all the difference. I am a psychologist who works with adults, children, teens, and couples. My practice includes many people who are feeling depressed, discouraged, angry, anxious, or seem to be unable to make progress as they should. My approach is adapted to every client I see. I take a client-centered, individualized approach and will use a mix of techniques from psychodynamic approaches, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to provide you with the therapy that is best suited to your individual needs.
Talking honestly about your life with someone who can provide a calming perspective can make all the difference. I am a psychologist who works with adults, children, teens, and couples. My practice includes many people who are feeling depressed, discouraged, angry, anxious, or seem to be unable to make progress as they should. My approach is adapted to every client I see. I take a client-centered, individualized approach and will use a mix of techniques from psychodynamic approaches, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to provide you with the therapy that is best suited to your individual needs.
(925) 962-5839 View (925) 962-5839
Photo of Arley Fong, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Arley Fong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Life has a way of throwing us off balance. We can be moving right along without any issues, then suddenly what used to be working is no longer effective. This can be a short term or long term situation. Adjusting to change is challenging. Trying something different is easier when there is someone coming along with you. I strive to be that non-judgemental and compassionate companion that will provide you the encouragement and feedback to make your efforts for change count!
Life has a way of throwing us off balance. We can be moving right along without any issues, then suddenly what used to be working is no longer effective. This can be a short term or long term situation. Adjusting to change is challenging. Trying something different is easier when there is someone coming along with you. I strive to be that non-judgemental and compassionate companion that will provide you the encouragement and feedback to make your efforts for change count!
(925) 588-3511 View (925) 588-3511
Photo of Mark Purcell, Psychologist in 94566, CA
Mark Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
I strive to compassionately work with clients to reveal their true self by identifying the patterns and obstacles that often create internal stress and interpersonal conflict. I work with adolescents, children, and adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults with moderate to severe psycho-social difficulties. I have expertise treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse, self-harming and psychotic disorders. As a community mental health psychologist I am able to collaborate with educational, legal, and psychiatric professionals. I also provide psychological evaluations, as wells as workshops for parents and trainings to professionals.
(650) 206-5520 View (650) 206-5520
Photo of Sumrah Jan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Sumrah Jan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Are you emotionally exhausted, stressed & unable to recognize yourself? Is it a struggle communicating with loved ones? Ordinary tasks feel burdensome and you're too tired to do anything. If any of these even partially describe your situation it's important to recognize that you aren't alone.... it doesn't have to stay this way. Often the most trying and somber moments in our lives drive us to a journey of self-discovery. As your therapist it will be my goal to provide support and empower you, as you move beyond that pain. Genuine health and happiness are within grasp.
Are you emotionally exhausted, stressed & unable to recognize yourself? Is it a struggle communicating with loved ones? Ordinary tasks feel burdensome and you're too tired to do anything. If any of these even partially describe your situation it's important to recognize that you aren't alone.... it doesn't have to stay this way. Often the most trying and somber moments in our lives drive us to a journey of self-discovery. As your therapist it will be my goal to provide support and empower you, as you move beyond that pain. Genuine health and happiness are within grasp.
(925) 273-7315 View (925) 273-7315
Photo of Laurel Vandiver Ben, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Laurel Vandiver Ben
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Are you feeling low on energy and lacking the motivation to do anything? Do you feel tense or “on edge” throughout your day? Maybe you are feeling hopeless and sad but aren't sure exactly why. Do you feel disconnected in your relationships? These problems don’t have to follow you forever. I support my clients in developing improved relationships in their lives, positive mindsets, increased motivation and more. In my practice, I focus on treating the whole person- not just their symptoms.
Are you feeling low on energy and lacking the motivation to do anything? Do you feel tense or “on edge” throughout your day? Maybe you are feeling hopeless and sad but aren't sure exactly why. Do you feel disconnected in your relationships? These problems don’t have to follow you forever. I support my clients in developing improved relationships in their lives, positive mindsets, increased motivation and more. In my practice, I focus on treating the whole person- not just their symptoms.
(925) 660-7863 View (925) 660-7863
Photo of Sara Ferreyra, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Sara Ferreyra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Not accepting new clients
For most people, it is often helpful to have an unbiased adult to share life experiences with, especially children, preteens and teenagers. Adolescence can be a time of uncertainty, self doubt, and insecurities may arise. They are trying to discover who they are and who they want to become. Children and teens often find it helpful to have someone to speak with about their struggles with anxiety, depression, or life events, such as transitioning into high school or new relationships.
For most people, it is often helpful to have an unbiased adult to share life experiences with, especially children, preteens and teenagers. Adolescence can be a time of uncertainty, self doubt, and insecurities may arise. They are trying to discover who they are and who they want to become. Children and teens often find it helpful to have someone to speak with about their struggles with anxiety, depression, or life events, such as transitioning into high school or new relationships.
(925) 854-4403 View (925) 854-4403
Photo of David N. Day, Psychologist in 94566, CA
David N. Day
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Want some real answers to your personal or relationship problems? With over 35 years of experience, I offer effective solutions for your personal life, and advanced relationship skills. People describe me as different from the usual therapist... more interactive, more direct, more informative. I will compassionately listen to fully understand your situation, but then offer you new ideas and concrete suggestions. If you would like a relaxed, comfortable style and a sense of humor, while receiving expert guidance, give me a call. I am approachable and easy to talk to, and offer practical coaching, information and guidance.
Want some real answers to your personal or relationship problems? With over 35 years of experience, I offer effective solutions for your personal life, and advanced relationship skills. People describe me as different from the usual therapist... more interactive, more direct, more informative. I will compassionately listen to fully understand your situation, but then offer you new ideas and concrete suggestions. If you would like a relaxed, comfortable style and a sense of humor, while receiving expert guidance, give me a call. I am approachable and easy to talk to, and offer practical coaching, information and guidance.
(925) 261-8534 View (925) 261-8534
Photo of Vanessa Muellerleile LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Vanessa Muellerleile LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and families uncover and utilize their personal strengths to overcome their challenges and achieve mental wellness. Through a variety of client-centered approaches I provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies, clients will foster a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we forge the path to mental wellness together.
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and families uncover and utilize their personal strengths to overcome their challenges and achieve mental wellness. Through a variety of client-centered approaches I provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies, clients will foster a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we forge the path to mental wellness together.
(925) 660-7635 View (925) 660-7635
Photo of Michael McCratic, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Michael McCratic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, BCETS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
If you are looking for a therapist with over 30 years experience and that regularly conducts consultations for other therapists, you might want to take a look at my specialties. Most people are heading in the right direction, but it is like they are driving this road of life with two wheels off the road. They just can't get up to speed. I love helping people, like you, figure out what keeps you from getting up to speed and how to move past those issues like PTSD / TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES, ADDICTIONS, MARITAL DISCORD, ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. ( My Specialties)
If you are looking for a therapist with over 30 years experience and that regularly conducts consultations for other therapists, you might want to take a look at my specialties. Most people are heading in the right direction, but it is like they are driving this road of life with two wheels off the road. They just can't get up to speed. I love helping people, like you, figure out what keeps you from getting up to speed and how to move past those issues like PTSD / TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES, ADDICTIONS, MARITAL DISCORD, ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. ( My Specialties)
(925) 309-7209 x1 View (925) 309-7209 x1
Photo of Margaret Petersen, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Margaret Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Feeling overwhelmed? Seeing personal patterns that just don't work? Stuck with a problem that won't go away? If you notice that you aren't being, doing, or having what you want in the world it can often help to explore why, once and for all. With seasoned expertise and tools that work, I help individuals and couples understand how thoughts and feelings impact behaviors and relationships, and how learning new approaches to old problems creates the change you want.
Feeling overwhelmed? Seeing personal patterns that just don't work? Stuck with a problem that won't go away? If you notice that you aren't being, doing, or having what you want in the world it can often help to explore why, once and for all. With seasoned expertise and tools that work, I help individuals and couples understand how thoughts and feelings impact behaviors and relationships, and how learning new approaches to old problems creates the change you want.
(925) 272-9908 View (925) 272-9908
Photo of Edina C Adler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94566, CA
Edina C Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, Mediatr
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Is your marriage or partnership showing signs of stress? Not sure if blending families is a good idea? Over 60% of blended families in the U.S. do not succeed and this impacts children's mental health. I help couples in conflict or who have grown apart create a more loving home using evidence-based methods, including the Gottman Method, Terry Real's Relational Life and Bader-Pearson Couples Therapy. I utilize compassion- and mindfulness-based methods to improve your parenting AND your partnership at the same time, while addressing the underlying causes of conflicts. I work primarily with adults.
Is your marriage or partnership showing signs of stress? Not sure if blending families is a good idea? Over 60% of blended families in the U.S. do not succeed and this impacts children's mental health. I help couples in conflict or who have grown apart create a more loving home using evidence-based methods, including the Gottman Method, Terry Real's Relational Life and Bader-Pearson Couples Therapy. I utilize compassion- and mindfulness-based methods to improve your parenting AND your partnership at the same time, while addressing the underlying causes of conflicts. I work primarily with adults.
(925) 989-0967 View (925) 989-0967
Photo of Tara Daniels, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94566, CA
Tara Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you.
We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you.
(510) 447-1437 View (510) 447-1437
Photo of Tandy Pham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94566, CA
Tandy Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or work stress. I am a first generation Asian-American and can provide support for those experiencing intergenerational trauma and immigration issues. I have experience working with individuals diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and PTSD. I support my clients by exploring past events that have influenced their current challenges as well as exploring effective strategies to manage their symptoms.
I specialize in working with young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or work stress. I am a first generation Asian-American and can provide support for those experiencing intergenerational trauma and immigration issues. I have experience working with individuals diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and PTSD. I support my clients by exploring past events that have influenced their current challenges as well as exploring effective strategies to manage their symptoms.
(415) 599-8059 View (415) 599-8059
Photo of Elizabeth Purto Bahner, Counselor in 94566, CA
Elizabeth Purto Bahner
Counselor, LPCC, PMH-C, PPS
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I believe you are your own source of strength, healing and recovery. I will empower you to find the wellness that lies within. My name is Elizabeth Purto Bahner, the therapist of Wellness Within Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is here to help you face a difficult time or make a change in your life. I have over 9 years of mental health field experience including working with individuals, families, children, young adults and specialized populations like the Assyrian community, the LGBTQ community, postpartum and new mothers. I speak Assyrian fluently.
I believe you are your own source of strength, healing and recovery. I will empower you to find the wellness that lies within. My name is Elizabeth Purto Bahner, the therapist of Wellness Within Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is here to help you face a difficult time or make a change in your life. I have over 9 years of mental health field experience including working with individuals, families, children, young adults and specialized populations like the Assyrian community, the LGBTQ community, postpartum and new mothers. I speak Assyrian fluently.
(209) 689-2488 View (209) 689-2488
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Amir A Siddiqui
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Over 12 years of experience in providing individual,couples,and family therapy services. I believe one is the driver and they control how they want to live;however, I understand often times family, bullying, substances, depression, past trauma, anxiety, relationships, raising children, career/employment, financial, and personal struggles can be obstacles.My objective is to work with you in being aware and in creating solutions, which can counterattack these obstacles. Depending on your motivation this process can be short or long. It all depends on how much you want to live a productive Life. I also provide supervision to APCC's.
Over 12 years of experience in providing individual,couples,and family therapy services. I believe one is the driver and they control how they want to live;however, I understand often times family, bullying, substances, depression, past trauma, anxiety, relationships, raising children, career/employment, financial, and personal struggles can be obstacles.My objective is to work with you in being aware and in creating solutions, which can counterattack these obstacles. Depending on your motivation this process can be short or long. It all depends on how much you want to live a productive Life. I also provide supervision to APCC's.
(209) 314-5114 View (209) 314-5114

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94566

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94566 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict
66% Parenting

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth
49% Optum

How Therapists in 94566 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94566?

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.