Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

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Tamara R Savage
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
I believe that understanding someone’s present world requires insight regarding the past and how it is impacting life now. Therapy can help you break out of old, maladaptive patterns of behavior that are not useful anymore while concurrently providing you concrete strategies for managing overwhelming feelings and challenges in the moment. Sometimes it’s difficult to even imagine your goals, understand what’s going wrong or think of solutions to overwhelming problems. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or just a general sense of dissatisfaction, therapy can help you grow and maximize your true potential.
I believe that understanding someone’s present world requires insight regarding the past and how it is impacting life now. Therapy can help you break out of old, maladaptive patterns of behavior that are not useful anymore while concurrently providing you concrete strategies for managing overwhelming feelings and challenges in the moment. Sometimes it’s difficult to even imagine your goals, understand what’s going wrong or think of solutions to overwhelming problems. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or just a general sense of dissatisfaction, therapy can help you grow and maximize your true potential.
(442) 200-1697 View (442) 200-1697
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Services (CBTS)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
As a board certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) by the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies with extensive training at the Beck Institute, we will work with you to establish attainable goals, teach you how to use specific tools and gain the skills necessary to achieve and maintain your goals.
As a board certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) by the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies with extensive training at the Beck Institute, we will work with you to establish attainable goals, teach you how to use specific tools and gain the skills necessary to achieve and maintain your goals.
(760) 933-9601 View (760) 933-9601
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Harmony Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Therapy is my passion! I absolutely love to watch my clients grow and change before my eyes. Hi, I’m Lois, Mother of 3 amazing boys, business owner and lover of life. I have learned so much through my years of working with clients individually, in groups and with families and couples. What I have learned is that as humans we are resilient! We have been given this life to have joy and life lessons. I have been honored to guide and encourage many clients over the last 20 years. It is my life purpose to help others especially when they cannot see the abundance and joy that is around us.
Therapy is my passion! I absolutely love to watch my clients grow and change before my eyes. Hi, I’m Lois, Mother of 3 amazing boys, business owner and lover of life. I have learned so much through my years of working with clients individually, in groups and with families and couples. What I have learned is that as humans we are resilient! We have been given this life to have joy and life lessons. I have been honored to guide and encourage many clients over the last 20 years. It is my life purpose to help others especially when they cannot see the abundance and joy that is around us.
(760) 437-2869 View (760) 437-2869
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Rebecca Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I believe in meeting my clients exactly where they are in their life and personality through my non-judgmental, empathetic, and accepting respect for YOU! My clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples and families on issues surrounding personal goal setting, performance enhancement, individuals in transitions in their lives, relationship conflicts, divorce, personal empowerment and growth. I have worked closely with athletes, executives, military, young adults, teens, couples, pregnancy related and the LGBTQ community.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I believe in meeting my clients exactly where they are in their life and personality through my non-judgmental, empathetic, and accepting respect for YOU! My clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples and families on issues surrounding personal goal setting, performance enhancement, individuals in transitions in their lives, relationship conflicts, divorce, personal empowerment and growth. I have worked closely with athletes, executives, military, young adults, teens, couples, pregnancy related and the LGBTQ community.
(760) 354-8089 View (760) 354-8089
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Paul Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009  (Online Only)
If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families.
If you want to feel better as quickly as possible, feel more energy, motivation and more connected to oneself and others, developing an overall richer experience of life... Talk to someone who can help you increase your self-esteem and confidence through a warm, personal relationship that involves honest, effective communication. I have 34 years of experience with individuals, couples and families.
(925) 238-3921 View (925) 238-3921
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Kaitlyn Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACP-EFT, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Carlsbad based Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering others to find their inner peace and self-worth. I describe my therapeutic style as warm, grounding, compassionate. My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience with the intention to help you feel more confident about your future. My goal is to support you through symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief / loss, codependency, and post-traumatic stress. I work with preteens, teens, and adults who are committed to exploring their inner world to learn more about themselves and how they show up in their relationships with others.
I am a Carlsbad based Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering others to find their inner peace and self-worth. I describe my therapeutic style as warm, grounding, compassionate. My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience with the intention to help you feel more confident about your future. My goal is to support you through symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief / loss, codependency, and post-traumatic stress. I work with preteens, teens, and adults who are committed to exploring their inner world to learn more about themselves and how they show up in their relationships with others.
(442) 219-8087 View (442) 219-8087
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Barbara Benavidez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
I believe the most important component to successful therapy is trust and connection between the client and his or her therapist. It is my intention to build a trusting relationship and to embark on a collaborative journey with each client. My passion is working with people to help them overcome obstacles, to enable them to reach and maintain goals to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I am an empathetic listener, compassionate and sincere in my desire to be of service by creating a safe environment for clients to explore ideas, to feel empowered and to practice new skills.
I believe the most important component to successful therapy is trust and connection between the client and his or her therapist. It is my intention to build a trusting relationship and to embark on a collaborative journey with each client. My passion is working with people to help them overcome obstacles, to enable them to reach and maintain goals to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. I am an empathetic listener, compassionate and sincere in my desire to be of service by creating a safe environment for clients to explore ideas, to feel empowered and to practice new skills.
(760) 362-8088 View (760) 362-8088
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Sean Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
It is my belief that all individuals innately have the capability to enact the changes they would like to see in their lives. Yet too often in my work have outside forces taken a strong hold on the individuals locus of control. My role is to support my client with providing perspective and encouragement, in order to understand how to go about that enactment. Every person has the ability to rise to their challenges. At first it might not seem so because of whatever internal and/or external barriers they have encountered however I firmly believe each client is the hero of their own story and they will overcome their challenges.
It is my belief that all individuals innately have the capability to enact the changes they would like to see in their lives. Yet too often in my work have outside forces taken a strong hold on the individuals locus of control. My role is to support my client with providing perspective and encouragement, in order to understand how to go about that enactment. Every person has the ability to rise to their challenges. At first it might not seem so because of whatever internal and/or external barriers they have encountered however I firmly believe each client is the hero of their own story and they will overcome their challenges.
(442) 233-6058 View (442) 233-6058
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Ja'niece Baer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PPS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Waitlist for new clients
Anxious, worried, fearful? I have a heart for helping people who struggle with anxiety. Through my ongoing training and expertise, I provide guidance and strategies so that you can tame the worry and reclaim your life. I use proven interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT as well as mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and expressive art therapy techniques. Research shows that these specific interventions help people feel better. YOU can feel better too! Let me help you reclaim your life!
Anxious, worried, fearful? I have a heart for helping people who struggle with anxiety. Through my ongoing training and expertise, I provide guidance and strategies so that you can tame the worry and reclaim your life. I use proven interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT as well as mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and expressive art therapy techniques. Research shows that these specific interventions help people feel better. YOU can feel better too! Let me help you reclaim your life!
(760) 297-4988 View (760) 297-4988
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Anna Menniti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
In times of transitions like getting married, having kids, getting divorced or changing careers, the wounds you thought were dealt with, can unexpectedly resurface. Past trauma (large or small) may have always been in the background unknowingly affecting every decision you ever made. Unresolved trauma can manifest as issues around self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or a pattern of choosing the wrong partner, or a job that makes you feel stuck. Maybe it manifests in the feeling of longing for something you don't have, even when you feel like you have it all.
In times of transitions like getting married, having kids, getting divorced or changing careers, the wounds you thought were dealt with, can unexpectedly resurface. Past trauma (large or small) may have always been in the background unknowingly affecting every decision you ever made. Unresolved trauma can manifest as issues around self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or a pattern of choosing the wrong partner, or a job that makes you feel stuck. Maybe it manifests in the feeling of longing for something you don't have, even when you feel like you have it all.
(760) 227-5264 View (760) 227-5264
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Nicole Allison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Life is like the ocean; it can provide you with fantastic beauty or knock you down, and it is constantly changing. I am passionate about helping people build their sense of self, develop their skills and talents, and improve their quality of life. Relationships can be joyous and challenging at the same time. I meet clients where they are on their journey and travel alongside them. With empathy and understanding, I hope to build a cooperative therapeutic relationship. My clinical experience includes offering holistic therapy to children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and neurodiversity.
Life is like the ocean; it can provide you with fantastic beauty or knock you down, and it is constantly changing. I am passionate about helping people build their sense of self, develop their skills and talents, and improve their quality of life. Relationships can be joyous and challenging at the same time. I meet clients where they are on their journey and travel alongside them. With empathy and understanding, I hope to build a cooperative therapeutic relationship. My clinical experience includes offering holistic therapy to children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and neurodiversity.
(442) 201-0821 View (442) 201-0821
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Terra Petrella-Shipman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Whether you're an adult navigating a major life transition, or have a teen struggling with the pressures of school and social media, I'm here to help. Let's work together to achieve your goals and unlock your full potential. I am here for families, children and individuals going through transformative changes. I am well versed in the military culture and understand the unique needs they are dealing with.
Whether you're an adult navigating a major life transition, or have a teen struggling with the pressures of school and social media, I'm here to help. Let's work together to achieve your goals and unlock your full potential. I am here for families, children and individuals going through transformative changes. I am well versed in the military culture and understand the unique needs they are dealing with.
(760) 354-8299 View (760) 354-8299
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Laura McDaniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Are you worried about your child? Are they struggling with social-emotional or behavioral difficulties? Reaching out for help is the first step. I have experience working with children in both therapeutic and academic settings. I have a relaxed, easygoing demeanor and quickly build rapport with children, as trust is the first step toward building a strong therapeutic relationship. Ultimately, I believe the relationship is what heals and the child intrinsically knows how to and has the capacity to heal.
Are you worried about your child? Are they struggling with social-emotional or behavioral difficulties? Reaching out for help is the first step. I have experience working with children in both therapeutic and academic settings. I have a relaxed, easygoing demeanor and quickly build rapport with children, as trust is the first step toward building a strong therapeutic relationship. Ultimately, I believe the relationship is what heals and the child intrinsically knows how to and has the capacity to heal.
(442) 200-2216 View (442) 200-2216
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Amarri Simms
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011  (Online Only)
Everyday, in every way, we have the ability to get better and better, and I would be honored to support you in your journey. I have a passion and purpose to be of meaningful service to others. I combine my education, professional and real world experience to provide gentle, honest, and insightful care within a compassionate, client centered, spiritual approach.
Everyday, in every way, we have the ability to get better and better, and I would be honored to support you in your journey. I have a passion and purpose to be of meaningful service to others. I combine my education, professional and real world experience to provide gentle, honest, and insightful care within a compassionate, client centered, spiritual approach.
(650) 613-4813 View (650) 613-4813
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Coherence Associates, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011
We are an individual & family counseling corporation. Our mission is to expand human potential through the coherence of mind, body & spirit. With decades of collective experience, we are passionate about helping people grow through life's transitions. We are trained in efficient, evidence-based treatment methods with a holistic mindset. Breakthrough repeating unwanted patterns, improve struggling relationships, family challenges, anxiety, addictions, depression & trauma recovery. We are EMDR trained & practice with professional integrity, compassion, and commitment.
We are an individual & family counseling corporation. Our mission is to expand human potential through the coherence of mind, body & spirit. With decades of collective experience, we are passionate about helping people grow through life's transitions. We are trained in efficient, evidence-based treatment methods with a holistic mindset. Breakthrough repeating unwanted patterns, improve struggling relationships, family challenges, anxiety, addictions, depression & trauma recovery. We are EMDR trained & practice with professional integrity, compassion, and commitment.
(760) 933-9336 View (760) 933-9336
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William A Rodriquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LASW, ADCII, CCS
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hello, I am William Rodriquez but please call me Memo (nickname). Ever feel like you’re just surviving? Let me help you get back to living rather than surviving. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, freedom and take your power back. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor & Certified Clinical Supervisor.
Hello, I am William Rodriquez but please call me Memo (nickname). Ever feel like you’re just surviving? Let me help you get back to living rather than surviving. Allow me to provide you with a safe space to begin your journey of developing strength, trust, worth, freedom and take your power back. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor & Certified Clinical Supervisor.
(760) 253-8980 View (760) 253-8980
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Nicole (Nikki) Heeren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Nikki, a licensed psychotherapist with experience working in the field of mental health since 2015, including as a clinical director for a mental health nonprofit. I am naturally empathic and supportive and have a sense of humor that clients appreciate. I am always striving to gain resilience, meaning, and wisdom from my own experiences of loss, from my journey as a parent, and in my marriage of 17 years. Twice daily, I practice transcendental meditation, which provides inner clarity, keeping me centered and grounded in this beautiful yet turbulent world.
Hi! I’m Nikki, a licensed psychotherapist with experience working in the field of mental health since 2015, including as a clinical director for a mental health nonprofit. I am naturally empathic and supportive and have a sense of humor that clients appreciate. I am always striving to gain resilience, meaning, and wisdom from my own experiences of loss, from my journey as a parent, and in my marriage of 17 years. Twice daily, I practice transcendental meditation, which provides inner clarity, keeping me centered and grounded in this beautiful yet turbulent world.
(707) 813-3057 View (707) 813-3057
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Headlight / Carlsbad
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Headlight is proud to offer Carlsbad, CA a full circle of mental health care services, including therapy, coaching, support groups, medication management, and an online library of self-care resources. We make world-class mental health care accessible for everyone!
Headlight is proud to offer Carlsbad, CA a full circle of mental health care services, including therapy, coaching, support groups, medication management, and an online library of self-care resources. We make world-class mental health care accessible for everyone!
(760) 227-2784 View (760) 227-2784
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Jennifer S Sandoval
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92009
I'm an experienced Psychologist in private practice since 2002. I love working with couples, adults, children and families. I believe it takes strength and courage to seek therapy and I work hard to help my clients reach their goals. I highly respect my clients' willingness to share their lives with me and I think of it as a privilege to work with them. I want to connect with my clients and I strive to help them create lasting change in their lives. I also believe therapy can be short term and still be very effective. I believe therapy should be affordable for EVERYONE and will work with clients to find a fee that's comfortable.
I'm an experienced Psychologist in private practice since 2002. I love working with couples, adults, children and families. I believe it takes strength and courage to seek therapy and I work hard to help my clients reach their goals. I highly respect my clients' willingness to share their lives with me and I think of it as a privilege to work with them. I want to connect with my clients and I strive to help them create lasting change in their lives. I also believe therapy can be short term and still be very effective. I believe therapy should be affordable for EVERYONE and will work with clients to find a fee that's comfortable.
(424) 543-7988 View (424) 543-7988
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Allison Arkfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and adult adhd. I take an integrative and strength-based approach to healing that attends to the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that humans are inherently resilient and what may have worked to help you cope in the past, may not be working for you in the present. This can show up through behaviors such as isolating from others, internalizing other people's behavior as your fault, scanning for threat, addictions, risk taking, over working, perfectionism, etc. I want to help you rediscover your strengths and deepen your sense of hope so you can lead a more vital, exuberant life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and adult adhd. I take an integrative and strength-based approach to healing that attends to the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that humans are inherently resilient and what may have worked to help you cope in the past, may not be working for you in the present. This can show up through behaviors such as isolating from others, internalizing other people's behavior as your fault, scanning for threat, addictions, risk taking, over working, perfectionism, etc. I want to help you rediscover your strengths and deepen your sense of hope so you can lead a more vital, exuberant life.
(760) 334-7716 View (760) 334-7716

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Carlsbad, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carlsbad, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carlsbad?

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.