Therapists in Arcadia, CA

Photo of Ani Martikyan- Aspire Counseling Group Inc., Marriage & Family Therapist in Arcadia, CA
Ani Martikyan- Aspire Counseling Group Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
Choosing change is hard. Even scary. Unless you are perfectly happy with life as it is right now, you deserve to feel better and live better. We will work together to take action and make change possible! Whether it’s a specific problem or general displeasure, we will explore root causes, process pain, and establish new patterns.
Choosing change is hard. Even scary. Unless you are perfectly happy with life as it is right now, you deserve to feel better and live better. We will work together to take action and make change possible! Whether it’s a specific problem or general displeasure, we will explore root causes, process pain, and establish new patterns.
(626) 779-9348 View (626) 779-9348
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Diana Jamison
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
Everyone - including you and me - is destined to experience the exhilaration of life and its inevitable disillusionment, isolation, loss, worry, meaninglessness, and difficult choices. We are in this together, One of the great benefits of obtaining personal therapy is to experience for yourself the advantage of positive support. I believe in building on strengths and removing obstacles to realize your best hopes for a preferred future.
Everyone - including you and me - is destined to experience the exhilaration of life and its inevitable disillusionment, isolation, loss, worry, meaninglessness, and difficult choices. We are in this together, One of the great benefits of obtaining personal therapy is to experience for yourself the advantage of positive support. I believe in building on strengths and removing obstacles to realize your best hopes for a preferred future.
(626) 603-8466 View (626) 603-8466
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Andre van Rooyen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
There are times in our relationships with our children that we love them, but we may not “like” them. My approach to both therapy and assessment is rooted in the belief that what is “right” about your child is stronger than what is “wrong”. By uncovering both your child’s strengths and vulnerabilities, a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed in collaboration with you and your child. My approach draws from the fields of Neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
There are times in our relationships with our children that we love them, but we may not “like” them. My approach to both therapy and assessment is rooted in the belief that what is “right” about your child is stronger than what is “wrong”. By uncovering both your child’s strengths and vulnerabilities, a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed in collaboration with you and your child. My approach draws from the fields of Neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
(626) 317-8778 x4 View (626) 317-8778 x4
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G Roman Gupta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
My deepest wish is for you to know that you have everything you need in order to be happy RIGHT NOW. You are enough. And if you have a partner, you deserve happiness as a couple. Has something in your life led you to believe this isn’t true? My passion is to support you in healing the wounds of the past, fostering a loving relationship with yourself and with others, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. If you are a parent of a child who is in need of support I want to be able to support your entire family in working together to find the best path for all of your happiness and success.
My deepest wish is for you to know that you have everything you need in order to be happy RIGHT NOW. You are enough. And if you have a partner, you deserve happiness as a couple. Has something in your life led you to believe this isn’t true? My passion is to support you in healing the wounds of the past, fostering a loving relationship with yourself and with others, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. If you are a parent of a child who is in need of support I want to be able to support your entire family in working together to find the best path for all of your happiness and success.
(323) 760-7490 View (323) 760-7490
Susan Rice
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
Dr. Rice has a Ph.D. in psychology and has been in private practice since 1993. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a specialty as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist. Dr. Rice's unique educational background gives her expertise in a variety of areas including medical illness, loss, pregnancy and neonatal complications. She sees clients suffering from depression, work-related stress, career decisions and relationship issues. She strives to help people enrich their lives and enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment.
Dr. Rice has a Ph.D. in psychology and has been in private practice since 1993. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a specialty as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist. Dr. Rice's unique educational background gives her expertise in a variety of areas including medical illness, loss, pregnancy and neonatal complications. She sees clients suffering from depression, work-related stress, career decisions and relationship issues. She strives to help people enrich their lives and enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment.
(626) 869-8907 View (626) 869-8907
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Larry A Remlinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
I am most helpful to mid-life women (and their partners when that's appropriate). I help them pick a good partner, create sound relationships, take good care of themselves and ultimately get more of what feeds their soul. I believe it begins with a solid understanding of oneself, how you experience your life, and then re-forming your relationships to be more satisfying.
I am most helpful to mid-life women (and their partners when that's appropriate). I help them pick a good partner, create sound relationships, take good care of themselves and ultimately get more of what feeds their soul. I believe it begins with a solid understanding of oneself, how you experience your life, and then re-forming your relationships to be more satisfying.
(626) 400-5406 View (626) 400-5406
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Robyn Broadus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91007
Hello there! I am an EMDR-trained therapist and I greet you with gentleness and a smile. Perhaps you feel annoyed, overwhelmed or crippled by your anxiety, shame, people-pleasing or hurtful behaviors (to self or others?). Perhaps you've experienced trauma and now want/need to make a change? Whatever you are noticing right now, you are welcomed here and I would love to partner with you on this journey toward healing. My deep hope is that you can experience healing from distress, build your self-care and boundary muscles, and engage life with freedom, peace, empowerment, and authenticity.
Hello there! I am an EMDR-trained therapist and I greet you with gentleness and a smile. Perhaps you feel annoyed, overwhelmed or crippled by your anxiety, shame, people-pleasing or hurtful behaviors (to self or others?). Perhaps you've experienced trauma and now want/need to make a change? Whatever you are noticing right now, you are welcomed here and I would love to partner with you on this journey toward healing. My deep hope is that you can experience healing from distress, build your self-care and boundary muscles, and engage life with freedom, peace, empowerment, and authenticity.
(626) 499-5781 View (626) 499-5781
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Rupinder Sidhu Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR-T, CYT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
Not accepting new clients
Self-exploration is probably the most challenging but highly rewarding journey you can take in your life. The narrative you hold about yourself is based on your lived experiences. It's a combination of controlled and uncontrolled events. It's often the uncontrolled events/experiences in your life that take a gripping hold, disempower you, frighten you and disable your ability to function. Getting control of your circumstances is truly liberating. Reaching that freedom of choice takes courage, perseverance, resilience and grit. Let’s access all of those strengths within you and get started.
Self-exploration is probably the most challenging but highly rewarding journey you can take in your life. The narrative you hold about yourself is based on your lived experiences. It's a combination of controlled and uncontrolled events. It's often the uncontrolled events/experiences in your life that take a gripping hold, disempower you, frighten you and disable your ability to function. Getting control of your circumstances is truly liberating. Reaching that freedom of choice takes courage, perseverance, resilience and grit. Let’s access all of those strengths within you and get started.
(626) 325-0667 View (626) 325-0667
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Gwendolyn Richard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
I offer a trauma-informed approach where you don't have to process your trauma through talk therapy. Instead, we can collaborate in a very unique way by using an evidenced-based approach that you will like and trust. I also specialize in assisting with anxiety-based symptoms and depression-based symptoms. I assist to reduce fear/phobias, anxiety/worry, panic attacks, and anger. With panic attacks, I psycho-educate my clients about why they occur and how to reduce their presentations. I also work with anger and I psycho-educate my clients on why their anger presents and how to decrease maladaptive behaviors.
I offer a trauma-informed approach where you don't have to process your trauma through talk therapy. Instead, we can collaborate in a very unique way by using an evidenced-based approach that you will like and trust. I also specialize in assisting with anxiety-based symptoms and depression-based symptoms. I assist to reduce fear/phobias, anxiety/worry, panic attacks, and anger. With panic attacks, I psycho-educate my clients about why they occur and how to reduce their presentations. I also work with anger and I psycho-educate my clients on why their anger presents and how to decrease maladaptive behaviors.
(951) 470-3590 View (951) 470-3590
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Dawn Wisniewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
During the seasons of life, we encounter various barriers, bumps, ditches and forks in the road that lead us in different directions leaving us feeling disconnected, stressed, anxious, depressed, confused and frustrated. As your therapist, my goal is to empower and collaboratively help you heal, resolve and work through issues, identify and explore your strengths and help you to reconnect with yourself and others in the way you envision. I offer a place that is welcoming, friendly, empathetic, supportive, nonjudgmental and safe in order for you to explore and discuss the issues that are impacting you and your life.
During the seasons of life, we encounter various barriers, bumps, ditches and forks in the road that lead us in different directions leaving us feeling disconnected, stressed, anxious, depressed, confused and frustrated. As your therapist, my goal is to empower and collaboratively help you heal, resolve and work through issues, identify and explore your strengths and help you to reconnect with yourself and others in the way you envision. I offer a place that is welcoming, friendly, empathetic, supportive, nonjudgmental and safe in order for you to explore and discuss the issues that are impacting you and your life.
(626) 210-2367 View (626) 210-2367
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Deborah R. Bates
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
(626) 317-8506 View (626) 317-8506
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Johnny Zhong (He Or They)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91007  (Online Only)
Johnny Zhong, Trained EMDR, Specialized in couple therapy. A compassionate therapist, specializes in TRAUMA, body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, grief. With a client-centered approach, Johnny offers therapy to both adults and children. He integrates "MUSIC Therapy techniques" such as songwriting, lyric analysis, drumming, improvisation, and singing to explore and process emotions. In addition to these techniques, Johnny incorporates play therapy, sound therapy, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT, and somatic therapy. This holistic treatment approach ensures comprehensive care for their clients.
Johnny Zhong, Trained EMDR, Specialized in couple therapy. A compassionate therapist, specializes in TRAUMA, body dysmorphic disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, grief. With a client-centered approach, Johnny offers therapy to both adults and children. He integrates "MUSIC Therapy techniques" such as songwriting, lyric analysis, drumming, improvisation, and singing to explore and process emotions. In addition to these techniques, Johnny incorporates play therapy, sound therapy, psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT, and somatic therapy. This holistic treatment approach ensures comprehensive care for their clients.
(707) 610-1094 View (707) 610-1094
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Sarah Zhang Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91007  (Online Only)
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
(626) 316-6150 View (626) 316-6150
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Nebula Marriage and Family Therapy, Corp.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
Nebula was founded with the desire to help people through challenging times. Our therapists have experience helping people with depression, anxiety, and grief. We value compassion, cultural sensitivity, and cooperation. Currently, our therapists have online and in-person availability.
Nebula was founded with the desire to help people through challenging times. Our therapists have experience helping people with depression, anxiety, and grief. We value compassion, cultural sensitivity, and cooperation. Currently, our therapists have online and in-person availability.
(626) 240-5460 View (626) 240-5460
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Andrea Galeana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91006  (Online Only)
My clients would describe me as genuine, caring, and accepting. I work with clients who have experienced trauma, micro-aggression and several messages from others and even from themselves to "get over it" or "get it together." My clients face challenges in finding fulfillment in their life and connecting with the world around them in a meaningful way. They are desiring a life in which they are able to fully embrace joy in the daily things and in their relationships. They want to be able to feel all their feelings without judgment and stress.
My clients would describe me as genuine, caring, and accepting. I work with clients who have experienced trauma, micro-aggression and several messages from others and even from themselves to "get over it" or "get it together." My clients face challenges in finding fulfillment in their life and connecting with the world around them in a meaningful way. They are desiring a life in which they are able to fully embrace joy in the daily things and in their relationships. They want to be able to feel all their feelings without judgment and stress.
(626) 603-8702 View (626) 603-8702
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Tobi Nishikawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
Waitlist for new clients
Aloha! I consider it an immense privilege to come alongside my clients to support them towards achieving their self-determined goals. Specializing in trauma, I am a holistic practitioner who incorporates multi-faceted approaches in a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I have extensive experience working with marginalized populations and therefore, am able to consider the complexities of ethnicity, culture, societal systems and gender identity in my therapeutic work.
Aloha! I consider it an immense privilege to come alongside my clients to support them towards achieving their self-determined goals. Specializing in trauma, I am a holistic practitioner who incorporates multi-faceted approaches in a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment. I have extensive experience working with marginalized populations and therefore, am able to consider the complexities of ethnicity, culture, societal systems and gender identity in my therapeutic work.
(323) 274-1689 View (323) 274-1689
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Selah Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, Coach
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
We are passionate about empowering individuals, couples, and families improve their quality of life in the face of adversity. In this healing journey, therapy is a collaborative process where you discover your inner strengths that aids in overcoming life's challenges and promote personal growth. It is about helping you make connections, resolve issues at its roots, and heal in a safe nonjudgmental environment. Our expertise includes working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, trauma, domestic violence, parenting, women's issues, men's issues, spirituality, and more.
We are passionate about empowering individuals, couples, and families improve their quality of life in the face of adversity. In this healing journey, therapy is a collaborative process where you discover your inner strengths that aids in overcoming life's challenges and promote personal growth. It is about helping you make connections, resolve issues at its roots, and heal in a safe nonjudgmental environment. Our expertise includes working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, trauma, domestic violence, parenting, women's issues, men's issues, spirituality, and more.
(323) 617-4711 View (323) 617-4711
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Yolanda Rosas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, CA 91007
Welcome! Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am so glad you have made your way here. Everyday living can bring us to experience loss, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and much more. Some experiences knock us down and shake us around a bit. As humans, we are wired for survival. So, when we are going through traumatic experiences our mind will go into survival mode sending such experiences to our subconscious to help us continue.
Welcome! Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am so glad you have made your way here. Everyday living can bring us to experience loss, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and much more. Some experiences knock us down and shake us around a bit. As humans, we are wired for survival. So, when we are going through traumatic experiences our mind will go into survival mode sending such experiences to our subconscious to help us continue.
(626) 606-2458 View (626) 606-2458
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Jennifer Goss
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006
Allow me to assist you in finding potential solutions to obstacles and challenges that you may be facing by guiding you to rediscovering your resiliency. It is my hope to help you bring forth and strengthen your personal capabilities. We will focus on utilizing effective coping strategies to manage challenging emotions, and work on enhancing your personal strengths.
Allow me to assist you in finding potential solutions to obstacles and challenges that you may be facing by guiding you to rediscovering your resiliency. It is my hope to help you bring forth and strengthen your personal capabilities. We will focus on utilizing effective coping strategies to manage challenging emotions, and work on enhancing your personal strengths.
(626) 240-5761 x002 View (626) 240-5761 x002
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Anthony Gabriel Le
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arcadia, CA 91006  (Online Only)
Oftentimes, we are told to just be our genuine self, but that is so hard to do when societal standards, cultural norms, familial expectations set limits and boxes for us to fit into as well. These restrictions and boundaries only then muffle and silence the voices we have inside of us. This silencing and censoring can develop internal messages within us that we are unloveable, never enough, and not worthy of being authentically you. Feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, sadness, and loneliness may arise alongside these thoughts which make it difficult to get a good night's rest or enjoy your favorite hobbies.
Oftentimes, we are told to just be our genuine self, but that is so hard to do when societal standards, cultural norms, familial expectations set limits and boxes for us to fit into as well. These restrictions and boundaries only then muffle and silence the voices we have inside of us. This silencing and censoring can develop internal messages within us that we are unloveable, never enough, and not worthy of being authentically you. Feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, sadness, and loneliness may arise alongside these thoughts which make it difficult to get a good night's rest or enjoy your favorite hobbies.
(626) 600-3591 View (626) 600-3591

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Arcadia, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Arcadia, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
65% Grief
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Arcadia, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arcadia?

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.