Therapists in 95377

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Sarah Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Are you sick of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed…like you are barely keeping your head above water? Is your child or teen experiencing big emotions, negative behaviors, withdrawing from family and friends, or struggling to meet their responsibilities? Do you feel like you are just trying to survive? I am a licensed therapist and my work is centered around helping people stop surviving and start thriving. I work with children, teens, and adults to help them to know and love themselves better, feel more connected to those who matter the most, and gain control over their lives.
Are you sick of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed…like you are barely keeping your head above water? Is your child or teen experiencing big emotions, negative behaviors, withdrawing from family and friends, or struggling to meet their responsibilities? Do you feel like you are just trying to survive? I am a licensed therapist and my work is centered around helping people stop surviving and start thriving. I work with children, teens, and adults to help them to know and love themselves better, feel more connected to those who matter the most, and gain control over their lives.
(209) 457-7261 View (209) 457-7261
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Stephanie Silvinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Not accepting new clients
There are some things in life that are too hard to face alone. If you or a loved one have experienced trauma, relationship struggles, stresses related to parenting or taking care of an aging parent, grief at the loss of a beloved member of your life, anxiety, depression, survivor or witness to abuse, or seeking tools for living with wellness. Please come and be welcome in a healing space.
There are some things in life that are too hard to face alone. If you or a loved one have experienced trauma, relationship struggles, stresses related to parenting or taking care of an aging parent, grief at the loss of a beloved member of your life, anxiety, depression, survivor or witness to abuse, or seeking tools for living with wellness. Please come and be welcome in a healing space.
(209) 850-7640 View (209) 850-7640
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Thrive Therapeutic Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377  (Online Only)
Thrive offers a multicultural approach to mental health. Although we treat vast varieties of issues, we specialize in the treatment of childhood, family, and social trauma. You don't have to be a child to benefit from processing your own childhood/family of origin trauma. We treat adults, youth, couples, and families. We also facilitate various group therapy. Through use of trauma-informed solutions-focused positive psychology theories and mindfulness practices amongst others, you and your clinician will develop specialized sessions to aid you in processing issues, overcoming obstacles, and achieving therapeutic goals.
Thrive offers a multicultural approach to mental health. Although we treat vast varieties of issues, we specialize in the treatment of childhood, family, and social trauma. You don't have to be a child to benefit from processing your own childhood/family of origin trauma. We treat adults, youth, couples, and families. We also facilitate various group therapy. Through use of trauma-informed solutions-focused positive psychology theories and mindfulness practices amongst others, you and your clinician will develop specialized sessions to aid you in processing issues, overcoming obstacles, and achieving therapeutic goals.
(209) 210-4477 View (209) 210-4477
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Sunshine Neuropsychology, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, CBIS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tracy, CA 95377
Sunshine Neuropsychology, Inc. offers a variety of services to improve the life quality of children and adults. Assessments we offer include Neuropsychological, Psychological, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Independent Educational (IEE), Gifted, Pre-Surgical, Chronic Pain, and Political Asylum. Individual psychotherapy is offered to treat a plethora of conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, posttraumatic stress, limited social skills). Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (i.e., therapy that helps clients improve cognitive functioning after brain injury) is available as well.
Sunshine Neuropsychology, Inc. offers a variety of services to improve the life quality of children and adults. Assessments we offer include Neuropsychological, Psychological, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Independent Educational (IEE), Gifted, Pre-Surgical, Chronic Pain, and Political Asylum. Individual psychotherapy is offered to treat a plethora of conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, posttraumatic stress, limited social skills). Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (i.e., therapy that helps clients improve cognitive functioning after brain injury) is available as well.
(209) 682-0071 View (209) 682-0071
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Julie S Avedisian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377  (Online Only)
Life offers many experiences, and at times when we are not able to navigate or understand our journey, having an objective person to talk with can make an enormous difference in our ability to cope and find our way in a healthy manner.
Life offers many experiences, and at times when we are not able to navigate or understand our journey, having an objective person to talk with can make an enormous difference in our ability to cope and find our way in a healthy manner.
(209) 290-1483 View (209) 290-1483
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Tiffannie Montaque-Jenkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW, PPSC
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Not accepting new clients
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and couples. I specialize in working with individuals that may have experienced trauma, phases of life changes, depression, anxiety and/or grief and are looking to increase positive coping skills in order to grow from these experiences. I have a Masters in Social Work and am currently licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as Licensed Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW).
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with children, teenagers, young adults, adults, and couples. I specialize in working with individuals that may have experienced trauma, phases of life changes, depression, anxiety and/or grief and are looking to increase positive coping skills in order to grow from these experiences. I have a Masters in Social Work and am currently licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as Licensed Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW).
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Heather George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Hi! My name is Heather George and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for almost 17 years. “You may not always control the path, but you can control how you approach the journey.” I have extensive experience working with depression, self-injurious behavior, and the LGBTQ population. I also have experience working with anxiety, trauma, and family issues. I treat adults and adolescents. I also work with couples and families.
Hi! My name is Heather George and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for almost 17 years. “You may not always control the path, but you can control how you approach the journey.” I have extensive experience working with depression, self-injurious behavior, and the LGBTQ population. I also have experience working with anxiety, trauma, and family issues. I treat adults and adolescents. I also work with couples and families.
(209) 245-2914 View (209) 245-2914
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Jon Christopher Gutoman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Working for over a decade with clients of moderate to high-risk mental health symptoms, I have come to understand the importance of therapy to help process underlying traumas and hurt to improve stability outside of hospitalization. My ideal client is one who would benefit from learning, understanding, and overcoming their mental health issues stemming from depression, anxiety, or other disorders. I understand no one lives in a vacuum, so using what we learn to help incorporate protective factors such as family, kin, psychiatrist, or doctors is an important part of treatment and long-time life satisfaction.
Working for over a decade with clients of moderate to high-risk mental health symptoms, I have come to understand the importance of therapy to help process underlying traumas and hurt to improve stability outside of hospitalization. My ideal client is one who would benefit from learning, understanding, and overcoming their mental health issues stemming from depression, anxiety, or other disorders. I understand no one lives in a vacuum, so using what we learn to help incorporate protective factors such as family, kin, psychiatrist, or doctors is an important part of treatment and long-time life satisfaction.
(209) 651-2078 View (209) 651-2078
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Lisa A Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
I am a parent educator/advocate. I am very effective with parents and caretakers who are looking to develop an authentic and effective relationship with their teen or young adult. My ideal client are system involved youth (Juvenile Justice and Social Services) and their caretakers who may have a history of "System" involvement also. I am especially effective with clients who are transitioning or transcending one season of life to another specifically clients who may be reintegrating to society on the road to fully functioning and productive citizens.
I am a parent educator/advocate. I am very effective with parents and caretakers who are looking to develop an authentic and effective relationship with their teen or young adult. My ideal client are system involved youth (Juvenile Justice and Social Services) and their caretakers who may have a history of "System" involvement also. I am especially effective with clients who are transitioning or transcending one season of life to another specifically clients who may be reintegrating to society on the road to fully functioning and productive citizens.
(209) 831-2748 View (209) 831-2748
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Andrew Sorge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Hello everyone, my name is Andrew Sorge, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My focus areas of practice are to work with those My approach to therapy is to work together and attempt to get some relief or resolution from whatever may bring you into therapy. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, chronic diseases, and serve mental health issues. Naturally, I am a very laid-back and funny person which has benefited me in my professional life.
Hello everyone, my name is Andrew Sorge, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My focus areas of practice are to work with those My approach to therapy is to work together and attempt to get some relief or resolution from whatever may bring you into therapy. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, chronic diseases, and serve mental health issues. Naturally, I am a very laid-back and funny person which has benefited me in my professional life.
(209) 391-1368 View (209) 391-1368
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(Evening Availability) {Terrica Monroe}
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, RADT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tracy, CA 95377  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Regardless of why you are struggling (stress, depression), I’m so glad you are reaching out for support. In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach with solid science and practical experience. I work with trauma, dual diagnosis (mental health and addictions). I use a variety of modalities & orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Trauma Focused Therapy (SFT). Therapy is a process of strengthening your connection to yourself while building new skills and awareness. Therapy should be customized based on your needs, learning style, cultural consideration, and goals.
Regardless of why you are struggling (stress, depression), I’m so glad you are reaching out for support. In my practice, I blend a warm, compassionate and respectful approach with solid science and practical experience. I work with trauma, dual diagnosis (mental health and addictions). I use a variety of modalities & orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Trauma Focused Therapy (SFT). Therapy is a process of strengthening your connection to yourself while building new skills and awareness. Therapy should be customized based on your needs, learning style, cultural consideration, and goals.
(916) 584-9182 View (916) 584-9182
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Susan Aziz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Hi, my name is Susan Aziz! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about connecting with individuals to support them in identifying and achieving their goals. I work primarily with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety disorders. This includes generalized anxiety disorders, postpartum anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and more. At the core of my methodology lies a person-centered approach. I am deeply committed to cultivating a robust therapeutic alliance founded on empathy and unwavering support.
Hi, my name is Susan Aziz! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is passionate about connecting with individuals to support them in identifying and achieving their goals. I work primarily with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety disorders. This includes generalized anxiety disorders, postpartum anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and more. At the core of my methodology lies a person-centered approach. I am deeply committed to cultivating a robust therapeutic alliance founded on empathy and unwavering support.
(949) 881-6313 View (949) 881-6313
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Chantel Lockridge Weigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
My name is Chantel Weigel, licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I believe in a client-centered, evidenced based approach to therapy. I love helping people find effective methods to improve overall feelings of wellness in their life in addition to helping move past temporary stressors. I work with people of all ages, children through adults. I specialize in anxiety disorders, life transitions, and depression. I utilize solution-focused, client centered therapy sessions. This often includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.
My name is Chantel Weigel, licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I believe in a client-centered, evidenced based approach to therapy. I love helping people find effective methods to improve overall feelings of wellness in their life in addition to helping move past temporary stressors. I work with people of all ages, children through adults. I specialize in anxiety disorders, life transitions, and depression. I utilize solution-focused, client centered therapy sessions. This often includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.
(209) 375-4508 View (209) 375-4508
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Brenda Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Hola and welcome Do you constantly question yourself and doubt your feelings and life decisions? Are you a survivor of narcissistic abuse or unhealthy relationships? Believe it or not, those unhealthy relationships correlate with how you view yourself and those around you. Let's work together to break free from barriers and get you to live the best version of yourself! My name is Brenda Cisneros, and my personal experiences and background have ignited my passion for supporting adult women of color (WOC) who have survived relationship trauma.
Hola and welcome Do you constantly question yourself and doubt your feelings and life decisions? Are you a survivor of narcissistic abuse or unhealthy relationships? Believe it or not, those unhealthy relationships correlate with how you view yourself and those around you. Let's work together to break free from barriers and get you to live the best version of yourself! My name is Brenda Cisneros, and my personal experiences and background have ignited my passion for supporting adult women of color (WOC) who have survived relationship trauma.
(714) 709-2242 View (714) 709-2242
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Dominique Mekis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tracy, CA 95377  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has the right to mental health services and to get help. If you are seeking to make a change in your life, process feelings or traumas, get support through hard times, or even just better manage day-to-day stressors then look no further! I am here to help support you through these tough times and collaboratively work to meet your goals.
I believe everyone has the right to mental health services and to get help. If you are seeking to make a change in your life, process feelings or traumas, get support through hard times, or even just better manage day-to-day stressors then look no further! I am here to help support you through these tough times and collaboratively work to meet your goals.
(619) 356-2978 View (619) 356-2978
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Sergio Ibanez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
I am Sergio Ibanez, LCSW. My focus is to provide support and guidance. I help clients challenge their mental health issues by identifying goals that pertain to current issues. I value providing a safe space to express thoughts and feelings to gain trust. I feel that working together to improve your mental health issues is best approached through a collaborated effort. My client focus is ages 5 years and up. I practice using cultural humility approach. I have experience working with different cultures and backgrounds (HIV, homeless, LGBTQIA, school-based services, and others).
I am Sergio Ibanez, LCSW. My focus is to provide support and guidance. I help clients challenge their mental health issues by identifying goals that pertain to current issues. I value providing a safe space to express thoughts and feelings to gain trust. I feel that working together to improve your mental health issues is best approached through a collaborated effort. My client focus is ages 5 years and up. I practice using cultural humility approach. I have experience working with different cultures and backgrounds (HIV, homeless, LGBTQIA, school-based services, and others).
(323) 776-1626 View (323) 776-1626
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Andres Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Hello. My name is Andres Garcia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages and specialize in addiction, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
Hello. My name is Andres Garcia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults of all ages and specialize in addiction, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(562) 620-8883 View (562) 620-8883
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Kevin O'Connor, M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
Is your marriage, family-life, job-life, or your life’s desires in general not reaching your expectations? Most people wrestle with these challenges at one time or another. However, many have found more than they had ever expected in life by hanging in there and persevering through the challenge. Rarely done alone, they reached out, and in time regained their hold with hope and optimism. Reach out and let’s work together to build the marriage, family, and future you’ve always hoped for.
Is your marriage, family-life, job-life, or your life’s desires in general not reaching your expectations? Most people wrestle with these challenges at one time or another. However, many have found more than they had ever expected in life by hanging in there and persevering through the challenge. Rarely done alone, they reached out, and in time regained their hold with hope and optimism. Reach out and let’s work together to build the marriage, family, and future you’ve always hoped for.
(209) 227-6914 View (209) 227-6914
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Brian Bensing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tracy, CA 95377
Are you tired of living a secret life and ashamed to let others know? Are you scared that someone may find out about your sexual behaviors, yet feel that you cannot stop what you are doing? Maybe you're the partner of a sex addict and feel betrayed and confused. Sexual addiction is powerful and dangerous, and there is help! I am accepting a limited number of clients. Call me today. Don't wait for things to get worse.
Are you tired of living a secret life and ashamed to let others know? Are you scared that someone may find out about your sexual behaviors, yet feel that you cannot stop what you are doing? Maybe you're the partner of a sex addict and feel betrayed and confused. Sexual addiction is powerful and dangerous, and there is help! I am accepting a limited number of clients. Call me today. Don't wait for things to get worse.
(408) 767-6816 View (408) 767-6816
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Diana Methfessel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tracy, CA 95377
My name is Diana Methfessel, a Licensed Marriage Family (LMFT) based in Walnut Creek and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, adolescents, and couples, specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, and life-stage transitions. Of the thirty-six years as a clinician, I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindful Based Therapy beneficial. For trauma-based concerns, I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, The Flash Technique, and psychodynamic methods.
My name is Diana Methfessel, a Licensed Marriage Family (LMFT) based in Walnut Creek and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, adolescents, and couples, specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, and life-stage transitions. Of the thirty-six years as a clinician, I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Mindful Based Therapy beneficial. For trauma-based concerns, I use Cognitive Processing Therapy, The Flash Technique, and psychodynamic methods.
(951) 363-1146 View (951) 363-1146

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Number of Therapists in 95377

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 95377 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Grief
69% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% Optum
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95377 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95377?

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.