Therapists in 95051

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Nia Lenise Ridgle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051  (Online Only)
Ideal clients for my Couples Counseling practice are couples seeking improved communication, conflict resolution, and a deeper emotional connection.
Ideal clients for my Couples Counseling practice are couples seeking improved communication, conflict resolution, and a deeper emotional connection.
(669) 322-1790 View (669) 322-1790
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Jesus Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hola, my name is Jesus Mendoza, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients statewide via Telehealth. My goal is to provide a safe space to aid in one’s journey toward healing by learning safe coping skills, emotion regulation, and communication techniques. I emphasize finding one’s true authentic self. I have found that my style works well with teens and adults with past trauma, current stressors, or difficulty with certain life transitions.
Hola, my name is Jesus Mendoza, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients statewide via Telehealth. My goal is to provide a safe space to aid in one’s journey toward healing by learning safe coping skills, emotion regulation, and communication techniques. I emphasize finding one’s true authentic self. I have found that my style works well with teens and adults with past trauma, current stressors, or difficulty with certain life transitions.
(408) 706-2650 View (408) 706-2650
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Michelle Medeiros
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95051
I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment that allows my clients the opportunity to express themselves and feel understood. I use a variety of well-researched approaches and treatments that can help address their concerns. I am committed to my clients' goals on what they want to accomplish, and I work hard towards helping them build on their strengths and resiliency. I truly enjoy helping people continue to grow and advance in life, while embracing the unique qualities that make them who they are.
I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment that allows my clients the opportunity to express themselves and feel understood. I use a variety of well-researched approaches and treatments that can help address their concerns. I am committed to my clients' goals on what they want to accomplish, and I work hard towards helping them build on their strengths and resiliency. I truly enjoy helping people continue to grow and advance in life, while embracing the unique qualities that make them who they are.
(408) 752-5121 View (408) 752-5121
Photo of Melissa Lenon, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95051, CA
Melissa Lenon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95051
My ideal client is self-reflective & insightful, committed to the work of therapy. Though many of us were wounded in childhood, few of us have had the opportunity to work through the challenges life presents. Our time together will bring relief from worries, fears, work stress, low self-esteem & self-blame which greatly constrict our lives. Those I work with will want a compassionate guide for the purpose of more fully enjoying life & relationships. I work with separating & divorcing families, parents & children, where circumstances are particularly challenging, who want better things for themselves and their children.
My ideal client is self-reflective & insightful, committed to the work of therapy. Though many of us were wounded in childhood, few of us have had the opportunity to work through the challenges life presents. Our time together will bring relief from worries, fears, work stress, low self-esteem & self-blame which greatly constrict our lives. Those I work with will want a compassionate guide for the purpose of more fully enjoying life & relationships. I work with separating & divorcing families, parents & children, where circumstances are particularly challenging, who want better things for themselves and their children.
(408) 709-7443 View (408) 709-7443
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Christina Morelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Welcome! The choice to enter into therapy can be daunting, but also extremely rewarding if you are willing to take this step. I have over 20 years of experience working with a very diverse population in different treatment settings. I will provide you with a very safe space, full of compassion, non-judgment, and validation, in helping you in your recovery process. I have a strong background in DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing how we can work alongside each other in this process.
Welcome! The choice to enter into therapy can be daunting, but also extremely rewarding if you are willing to take this step. I have over 20 years of experience working with a very diverse population in different treatment settings. I will provide you with a very safe space, full of compassion, non-judgment, and validation, in helping you in your recovery process. I have a strong background in DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing how we can work alongside each other in this process.
(408) 550-7284 View (408) 550-7284
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Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi there! I'm Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons, but you can call me Gabby. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My specializations are in anxiety, depression, and stress through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Solution-Focused Based Therapy. I believe that therapy can not only help with achieving one's goals but also can be used as a tool to gain a better understanding of oneself.
Hi there! I'm Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons, but you can call me Gabby. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My specializations are in anxiety, depression, and stress through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Solution-Focused Based Therapy. I believe that therapy can not only help with achieving one's goals but also can be used as a tool to gain a better understanding of oneself.
(408) 478-9187 View (408) 478-9187
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Wayne Chan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
I offer evidence-based treatments to address presenting concerns that include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, and relationship issues. I also work with clients looking for psycho-therapeutic guidance to explore intuitive eating, movement, body image, and exercise. My hope during our time together is to go beyond coping tools and symptom management, to provide therapy that leads to psychological resilience, growth, and development. I am theoretically-minded, and many of the sessions focus first on unraveling and exploring concepts, after which the ideas will be practically applied.
I offer evidence-based treatments to address presenting concerns that include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, and relationship issues. I also work with clients looking for psycho-therapeutic guidance to explore intuitive eating, movement, body image, and exercise. My hope during our time together is to go beyond coping tools and symptom management, to provide therapy that leads to psychological resilience, growth, and development. I am theoretically-minded, and many of the sessions focus first on unraveling and exploring concepts, after which the ideas will be practically applied.
(650) 397-6608 View (650) 397-6608
Photo of Jen Yip, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95051, CA
Jen Yip
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
In marital, parental and other relationships, conflicts are inevitable. Most common are couples', parents and adult children's unresolved entangled issues. It can bring out the worst of you. I am willing to help with my own experience and professional trainings. Time itself is not enough to heal, with help you can shorten the struggles, find the peace and move on with a better version of yourself.
In marital, parental and other relationships, conflicts are inevitable. Most common are couples', parents and adult children's unresolved entangled issues. It can bring out the worst of you. I am willing to help with my own experience and professional trainings. Time itself is not enough to heal, with help you can shorten the struggles, find the peace and move on with a better version of yourself.
(408) 837-5845 View (408) 837-5845
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Jennifer Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051  (Online Only)
Are you an “overthinker” with complex feelings that are hard to put into words? Do you feel misunderstood, lonely, isolated, or unfulfilled? Are you striving to please others at the expense of yourself? Perhaps you feel exhausted, overworked, over-stressed, and as though you're never enough. You may crave a deep connection with yourself, your loved ones and the world around you...but may also find yourself struggling to make sense of the world. Unexpectedly life-changing or stressful events can increase these feelings, and hope for change can seem so far away. If so, you're not alone. I warmly welcome you to my practice.
Are you an “overthinker” with complex feelings that are hard to put into words? Do you feel misunderstood, lonely, isolated, or unfulfilled? Are you striving to please others at the expense of yourself? Perhaps you feel exhausted, overworked, over-stressed, and as though you're never enough. You may crave a deep connection with yourself, your loved ones and the world around you...but may also find yourself struggling to make sense of the world. Unexpectedly life-changing or stressful events can increase these feelings, and hope for change can seem so far away. If so, you're not alone. I warmly welcome you to my practice.
(408) 882-9213 View (408) 882-9213
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Angelica Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi there, My name is Angelica Sanchez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have worked in community mental health for several years which has allowed me to work with a very diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults and have learned how important it is to be flexible and nonjudgmental. I am passionate in helping my clients cope with life's challenges and reach their personal mental health goals. If you're dealing with stress, trauma, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
Hi there, My name is Angelica Sanchez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have worked in community mental health for several years which has allowed me to work with a very diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults and have learned how important it is to be flexible and nonjudgmental. I am passionate in helping my clients cope with life's challenges and reach their personal mental health goals. If you're dealing with stress, trauma, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
(408) 755-3351 View (408) 755-3351
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Shahna Duerksen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Welcome here. I'm Shahna Duerksen, a licensed marriage and family therapist who realizes what a big step it might have been for you to reach out for support. You're in the right place. Are you a woman 18 years and older who may struggle with being a people-pleaser, has poor boundaries, may have a pattern of putting your needs last, struggles with stress, parenting challenges, adult ADHD or later in life ADHD diagnosis, infertility, depression, anxiety, relationships, and are in need of support and of a deeper connection and understanding of yourself?
Welcome here. I'm Shahna Duerksen, a licensed marriage and family therapist who realizes what a big step it might have been for you to reach out for support. You're in the right place. Are you a woman 18 years and older who may struggle with being a people-pleaser, has poor boundaries, may have a pattern of putting your needs last, struggles with stress, parenting challenges, adult ADHD or later in life ADHD diagnosis, infertility, depression, anxiety, relationships, and are in need of support and of a deeper connection and understanding of yourself?
(408) 638-6778 View (408) 638-6778
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Hazel Huynh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California, I bring 15+ years of experience in counseling individuals and family members of all ages 2 – 103 with various ethnic, gender, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have provided mental health counseling services at various settings – K-12 schools, colleges/universities, non-profit/for-profit, in-home/residential settings, and in private practice, both on and offline in English & Vietnamese.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California, I bring 15+ years of experience in counseling individuals and family members of all ages 2 – 103 with various ethnic, gender, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have provided mental health counseling services at various settings – K-12 schools, colleges/universities, non-profit/for-profit, in-home/residential settings, and in private practice, both on and offline in English & Vietnamese.
(408) 872-9060 View (408) 872-9060
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Robert Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hello, my name is Robert Padilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and I specialize in anxiety, depression, and grief and loss using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients make progress and meet their specific therapeutic goals.
Hello, my name is Robert Padilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and I specialize in anxiety, depression, and grief and loss using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients make progress and meet their specific therapeutic goals.
(510) 491-9520 View (510) 491-9520
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Natalie Glassburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi, my name is Natalie Glassburg and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide compassionate, solution-focused therapy to help you navigate through life's hurdles with confidence. I work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and life transitions. I approach therapy with a willingness to truly understand who you are, your values and your strengths. I help you develop skills and confidence in yourself to be able to better manage your thoughts and emotions. I primarily use Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness.
Hi, my name is Natalie Glassburg and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide compassionate, solution-focused therapy to help you navigate through life's hurdles with confidence. I work with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and life transitions. I approach therapy with a willingness to truly understand who you are, your values and your strengths. I help you develop skills and confidence in yourself to be able to better manage your thoughts and emotions. I primarily use Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness.
(408) 539-0511 View (408) 539-0511
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Shari Grande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95051  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about supporting adults through times of life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I offer multimodal strategies for adult clients struggling with career optimization, in many cases due to (undiagnosed) ADHD based performance issues. Clinical specialties include: adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching, perfectionism and shame resilience, codependency, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, communication problems, low self-esteem, grief and loss, parent coaching, self-regulation, anger management and treatment of anxiety and depression.
I am passionate about supporting adults through times of life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I offer multimodal strategies for adult clients struggling with career optimization, in many cases due to (undiagnosed) ADHD based performance issues. Clinical specialties include: adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching, perfectionism and shame resilience, codependency, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, communication problems, low self-esteem, grief and loss, parent coaching, self-regulation, anger management and treatment of anxiety and depression.
(408) 418-2572 View (408) 418-2572
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Phoenix L Quetzal DeLeon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy is an act of courage. If you're reading this, welcome! Starting your healing journey by looking for the right-fit therapist is a great beginning, and I invite you to check out my website to get to know me and see if my approach is right for you. I offer individual therapy to adults and teenagers, and I serve immigrant, BIPOC and LGBTQAI2+ communities. Through my work I often support folks who struggle with stress and burnout, body image issues, boundaries, shame/guilt, and recovery from trauma and PTSD. I work best with folks who are ready for change, and who want to engage with the work of healing through therapy.
Seeking therapy is an act of courage. If you're reading this, welcome! Starting your healing journey by looking for the right-fit therapist is a great beginning, and I invite you to check out my website to get to know me and see if my approach is right for you. I offer individual therapy to adults and teenagers, and I serve immigrant, BIPOC and LGBTQAI2+ communities. Through my work I often support folks who struggle with stress and burnout, body image issues, boundaries, shame/guilt, and recovery from trauma and PTSD. I work best with folks who are ready for change, and who want to engage with the work of healing through therapy.
(408) 539-9566 View (408) 539-9566
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Jeffrey Alan Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi, my name is Jeff Stone, and I am an LCSW. I specialize in working with anxiety and depression challenges including PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety to name just a few. My other specialty is relationship and work/school/life-based challenges. My approach is to get to know you as a person and create a comfortable and respectful environment to help make the counseling process as easy and nurturing as possible. I work with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Hi, my name is Jeff Stone, and I am an LCSW. I specialize in working with anxiety and depression challenges including PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety to name just a few. My other specialty is relationship and work/school/life-based challenges. My approach is to get to know you as a person and create a comfortable and respectful environment to help make the counseling process as easy and nurturing as possible. I work with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds.
(510) 822-7914 View (510) 822-7914
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Jacqueline Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi! My name is Jackie Rivera and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with individuals to help them overcome obstacles and life events that might have them feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and incapable with feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, grief, and more. Let's connect to be able to start working on your recovery today. I work well with folks who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, difficulty with regulating emotions, relationship issues, grief, problems in the workplace, imposter syndrome, adjustment disorders, and more.
Hi! My name is Jackie Rivera and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with individuals to help them overcome obstacles and life events that might have them feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and incapable with feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, grief, and more. Let's connect to be able to start working on your recovery today. I work well with folks who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, difficulty with regulating emotions, relationship issues, grief, problems in the workplace, imposter syndrome, adjustment disorders, and more.
(858) 290-7992 View (858) 290-7992
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Angelia Victorian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
My name is Angelia Victorian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I see individuals, couples, families, and teens. Some of the therapeutic approaches I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, and holistic therapy.
My name is Angelia Victorian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I see individuals, couples, families, and teens. Some of the therapeutic approaches I utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, and holistic therapy.
(530) 489-4751 View (530) 489-4751
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Anne Glenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi, I'm Anne! Anne Glenn, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to treatment is to work hand in hand with my clients. Helping them find answers, healing, and growth they may be looking for. I do not work with high-risk clients. I specialize in working with kids and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors and changes in family environment due to abuse and divorce.
Hi, I'm Anne! Anne Glenn, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to treatment is to work hand in hand with my clients. Helping them find answers, healing, and growth they may be looking for. I do not work with high-risk clients. I specialize in working with kids and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors and changes in family environment due to abuse and divorce.
(858) 648-5073 View (858) 648-5073

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95051

80+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in 95051 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95051 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95051?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.