Therapists in El Monte, CA

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John C Wu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hi. I am a Licensed Psychologist working and living in the community that I grew up in. I have been in clinical practice since 2004. My practice focuses on: 1) Couples and Relationship Therapy, 2) Minority Mental Health, and 3) Emotional and Behavioral Improvements with Teens. Let's talk...
Hi. I am a Licensed Psychologist working and living in the community that I grew up in. I have been in clinical practice since 2004. My practice focuses on: 1) Couples and Relationship Therapy, 2) Minority Mental Health, and 3) Emotional and Behavioral Improvements with Teens. Let's talk...
(323) 784-3181 View (323) 784-3181
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Deanna Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I am most passionate about helping young/emerging adults, college students, teens, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds because I believe these populations are often unseen and struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and multicultural intergenerational trauma. Asian Americans from immigrant families hits close to home! I believe therapy is for you if you are seeking support & personal growth, feeling lost, burnt out, and alone, or even if you have thought about trying therapy and you are unsure if you need it. I aim to help you improve your life and regain control over your mental health.
Hi there! I am most passionate about helping young/emerging adults, college students, teens, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds because I believe these populations are often unseen and struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and multicultural intergenerational trauma. Asian Americans from immigrant families hits close to home! I believe therapy is for you if you are seeking support & personal growth, feeling lost, burnt out, and alone, or even if you have thought about trying therapy and you are unsure if you need it. I aim to help you improve your life and regain control over your mental health.
(323) 817-0288 View (323) 817-0288
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Jack Duong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss their issues, concerns, and needs. I am a good listener and I believe that listening is important when helping my clients and identifying their thoughts and feelings to address their issues/concerns. I allow my clients to set their goals as we work together toward achieving those goals. If there are other goals that I think may be beneficial, then I will share them with my clients and discuss if they are open to those goals.
I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss their issues, concerns, and needs. I am a good listener and I believe that listening is important when helping my clients and identifying their thoughts and feelings to address their issues/concerns. I allow my clients to set their goals as we work together toward achieving those goals. If there are other goals that I think may be beneficial, then I will share them with my clients and discuss if they are open to those goals.
(323) 621-3370 View (323) 621-3370
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Bernadette Gurney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
Bernadette Gurney is a Spanish bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who received her Bachelors' in Clinical Psychology from Mount. St. Mary’s University, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Bernadette has worked with unaccompanied minors in shelters, families in the DCFS system, and children, adolescents and families who have experienced deep and painful trauma in their lives.
Bernadette Gurney is a Spanish bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who received her Bachelors' in Clinical Psychology from Mount. St. Mary’s University, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Bernadette has worked with unaccompanied minors in shelters, families in the DCFS system, and children, adolescents and families who have experienced deep and painful trauma in their lives.
(323) 774-5756 View (323) 774-5756
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Loren Gurrola
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy focuses on using the CBT model to assist individuals in identifying the impact of their thoughts and their influence on their behaviors. I also utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) which aims to process trauma-related symptoms and behaviors. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space using positive communication, a strengths-based approach, humor, and warmth to provide a comfortable setting.
My approach to therapy focuses on using the CBT model to assist individuals in identifying the impact of their thoughts and their influence on their behaviors. I also utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) which aims to process trauma-related symptoms and behaviors. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space using positive communication, a strengths-based approach, humor, and warmth to provide a comfortable setting.
(323) 792-8398 View (323) 792-8398
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Jenna Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
Hi! I'm Jenna Barrett, LCSW. My focus is working with adults ages 18 to 30, however I also see individuals of all ages. I provide trauma informed care & have a special interest in supporting first generation and LGBTQI+ individuals. My specialty is working with individuals experiencing anxiety and depression. This may be historical and/or triggered by grief, a break-up, work/school stress, trauma, or a major transition.
Hi! I'm Jenna Barrett, LCSW. My focus is working with adults ages 18 to 30, however I also see individuals of all ages. I provide trauma informed care & have a special interest in supporting first generation and LGBTQI+ individuals. My specialty is working with individuals experiencing anxiety and depression. This may be historical and/or triggered by grief, a break-up, work/school stress, trauma, or a major transition.
(323) 784-0968 View (323) 784-0968
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Alexandra Rusu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
Hi there! I'm Alexandra Rusu. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (125886) in California. I specialize in working with couples and individuals. My approach to therapy has always been meeting clients where they are. I pride myself on my non-judgmental approach and am here to listen to you deeply with compassion and patience. I often find myself working with people experiencing anxiety or depression due to various life circumstances. As well as couples looking for better relationships.
Hi there! I'm Alexandra Rusu. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (125886) in California. I specialize in working with couples and individuals. My approach to therapy has always been meeting clients where they are. I pride myself on my non-judgmental approach and am here to listen to you deeply with compassion and patience. I often find myself working with people experiencing anxiety or depression due to various life circumstances. As well as couples looking for better relationships.
(323) 792-7688 View (323) 792-7688
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Bridget Delaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hi there, My name is Bridget Delaney. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work with adolescents and adults. I have specialized experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am currently in training to offer EMDR virtually via telehealth. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.
Hi there, My name is Bridget Delaney. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work with adolescents and adults. I have specialized experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am currently in training to offer EMDR virtually via telehealth. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.
(323) 709-8499 View (323) 709-8499
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Healing Juntos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
If you are tired of being misunderstood or unheard, I hear you. If you are wanting someone who understands you have a history, a culture and are more than what the world wants to label you, I understand you. If you are looking for someone to express yourself to who isn't going to judge you or just slap a diagnosis onto you, I am here for you and am ready to listen.
If you are tired of being misunderstood or unheard, I hear you. If you are wanting someone who understands you have a history, a culture and are more than what the world wants to label you, I understand you. If you are looking for someone to express yourself to who isn't going to judge you or just slap a diagnosis onto you, I am here for you and am ready to listen.
(323) 629-8648 View (323) 629-8648
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Sin Woon Michelle Ng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Michelle has worked with children, teens, and adults for over 10 years across various cultural backgrounds with a wide range of mental health issues, e.g. depression, anxiety, adjustment, career-related, parenting, and relationships. She provides a fostering environment to allow for growth and reflection. Her therapeutic approach varies depending on the needs of the client. She adopts the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and Attachment Theory to assist her clients to achieve their potential in personal goals. Michelle is currently a Clinical Supervisor and a Manager for a non-profit organization in Southern California.
Michelle has worked with children, teens, and adults for over 10 years across various cultural backgrounds with a wide range of mental health issues, e.g. depression, anxiety, adjustment, career-related, parenting, and relationships. She provides a fostering environment to allow for growth and reflection. Her therapeutic approach varies depending on the needs of the client. She adopts the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and Attachment Theory to assist her clients to achieve their potential in personal goals. Michelle is currently a Clinical Supervisor and a Manager for a non-profit organization in Southern California.
(626) 283-5871 View (626) 283-5871
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Christy Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
Hi, I'm Christy, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I help individuals who are struggling to overcome painful memories learn how to make peace with the past so you can move forward with your life. I enjoy assisting individuals in overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma and am trained in EMDR. As a trauma-informed therapist, my approach to therapy is very gentle and person-centered. Instead of considering “what’s wrong with you?” I’m more interested in learning about what happened to you that brought you to the point of seeking a therapist.
Hi, I'm Christy, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I help individuals who are struggling to overcome painful memories learn how to make peace with the past so you can move forward with your life. I enjoy assisting individuals in overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma and am trained in EMDR. As a trauma-informed therapist, my approach to therapy is very gentle and person-centered. Instead of considering “what’s wrong with you?” I’m more interested in learning about what happened to you that brought you to the point of seeking a therapist.
(323) 612-1923 View (323) 612-1923
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Ryan Robert Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSc, AMFT, APCC, CADC-I
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
During these uncertain times, mental health is of utmost concern. Isolation, anxiety, life stressors, & financial worries can all have a detrimental impact to one's mental health. Teamwork makes the dream work and I'd like to accompany you on the moon with a fishing pole! Personal connection can be hard to come by & one of my goals is to create a genuine connection. It might appear impossible to connect with an individual, talk about life, and progress in personal development, but we got this! If you are looking for someone to walk with you on a journey of self-discovery and "aha" moments, I look forward to meeting you!
During these uncertain times, mental health is of utmost concern. Isolation, anxiety, life stressors, & financial worries can all have a detrimental impact to one's mental health. Teamwork makes the dream work and I'd like to accompany you on the moon with a fishing pole! Personal connection can be hard to come by & one of my goals is to create a genuine connection. It might appear impossible to connect with an individual, talk about life, and progress in personal development, but we got this! If you are looking for someone to walk with you on a journey of self-discovery and "aha" moments, I look forward to meeting you!
(323) 701-1208 View (323) 701-1208
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Ayana Ince
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
My name is Dr. Ayana Ince and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) based in Southern California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and first responders specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, work/school-related stress, anger management, and pain management. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
My name is Dr. Ayana Ince and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) based in Southern California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and first responders specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, work/school-related stress, anger management, and pain management. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(323) 917-8764 View (323) 917-8764
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(951) 482-8189 View (951) 482-8189
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Marie Mohapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Monte, CA 91732
Hi, I'm Marie! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am looking forward to helping you create and step into the life you desire. I am passionate about life changes, women's issues, improving relationships, and solution-focused treatment. I work with an expansive range of people ranging from folks with SMI, people who are or have had justice-involvement, and people who are struggling with a point-in-time situation. I am comfortable working with people who are all-in for treatment and interested in learning more about decreasing their own suffering.
Hi, I'm Marie! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am looking forward to helping you create and step into the life you desire. I am passionate about life changes, women's issues, improving relationships, and solution-focused treatment. I work with an expansive range of people ranging from folks with SMI, people who are or have had justice-involvement, and people who are struggling with a point-in-time situation. I am comfortable working with people who are all-in for treatment and interested in learning more about decreasing their own suffering.
(619) 853-6758 View (619) 853-6758
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Alexandria Neff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
My philosophy is based on a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused techniques, treating each client with specific needs and empowering clients through education. I received my BA from Santa Clara University and my MA in Psychology from Chapman University.
My philosophy is based on a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused techniques, treating each client with specific needs and empowering clients through education. I received my BA from Santa Clara University and my MA in Psychology from Chapman University.
(323) 312-3856 View (323) 312-3856
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Andrea A Rosales
MAPP, MCC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I believe that everyone can reach a higher potential while maintaining a quality of life that is fulfilling. As a Master Coach, I work with people in helping them to understand the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that are keeping them stuck. We will explore core values, life purpose, and mindful awareness to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress levels. I aim to create a space where my clients can allow their minds to slow down and to reconnect to what truly matters in their lives. I specialize in: relationships issues, work stress and life transitions (relationship issues, life transition, etc.) Hablo Español Fluido
I believe that everyone can reach a higher potential while maintaining a quality of life that is fulfilling. As a Master Coach, I work with people in helping them to understand the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that are keeping them stuck. We will explore core values, life purpose, and mindful awareness to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress levels. I aim to create a space where my clients can allow their minds to slow down and to reconnect to what truly matters in their lives. I specialize in: relationships issues, work stress and life transitions (relationship issues, life transition, etc.) Hablo Español Fluido
(626) 669-1390 View (626) 669-1390
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Jane Sia-Flaherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732  (Online Only)
I have experience working in community-based and outpatient mental health settings. I have a passion for working with Transition Age Youth (TAY), adult, and senior populations who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. My specialty areas include mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, crisis intervention, grief, substance use, coping skills, and relationship issues. My mission in life is to provide hope, build insight, and be there for those who feel alone, defeated, and powerless.
I have experience working in community-based and outpatient mental health settings. I have a passion for working with Transition Age Youth (TAY), adult, and senior populations who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. My specialty areas include mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, crisis intervention, grief, substance use, coping skills, and relationship issues. My mission in life is to provide hope, build insight, and be there for those who feel alone, defeated, and powerless.
(323) 498-3571 View (323) 498-3571
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Yashwanthi Mirji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
Hello, my name is Yashwanthi “Yash” Mirji. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice based in Simi Valley, California. I provide individual, couples and family psychotherapy via Telehealth, In office and hybrid. My areas of specialty are grief/loss, trauma, and disorders such as ADD, Bi-polar, OCD, Depression and Anxiety. I specialize in treating unresolved trauma, complex grief, chronic stress, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar, relationship issues and symptoms that overlap this like depression, anxiety.
Hello, my name is Yashwanthi “Yash” Mirji. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice based in Simi Valley, California. I provide individual, couples and family psychotherapy via Telehealth, In office and hybrid. My areas of specialty are grief/loss, trauma, and disorders such as ADD, Bi-polar, OCD, Depression and Anxiety. I specialize in treating unresolved trauma, complex grief, chronic stress, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar, relationship issues and symptoms that overlap this like depression, anxiety.
(559) 377-7143 View (559) 377-7143
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Monique Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91732
Hi there, I'm Monique! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have practiced providing therapeutic services for nearly 10 years. Therapy to me is helping individuals work through real-life experiences in a way that is relatable and most manageable to themselves. Outside of my profession, I can be found enjoying cooking and entertaining family and friends, cheering on my sons at a soccer field, and spoiling my dog, Tommy. My style provides a safe, non-judgmental space to share, explore, process, and gain insight into past and present experiences hindering growth.
Hi there, I'm Monique! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have practiced providing therapeutic services for nearly 10 years. Therapy to me is helping individuals work through real-life experiences in a way that is relatable and most manageable to themselves. Outside of my profession, I can be found enjoying cooking and entertaining family and friends, cheering on my sons at a soccer field, and spoiling my dog, Tommy. My style provides a safe, non-judgmental space to share, explore, process, and gain insight into past and present experiences hindering growth.
(559) 245-6624 View (559) 245-6624

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Number of Therapists in El Monte, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in El Monte, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
83% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
72% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
92% Anthem | Elevance
89% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in El Monte, CA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in El Monte?

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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.