Therapists in West Side, Long Beach, CA

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Lorna G Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810  (Online Only)
Everyone has mental health! Good mental health is the foundation of life. There exists a vast number of individuals with varying degrees of uniqueness, including strengths and areas needing work (issues and challenges). There are those who have goals and an idea of what they need and want. Then there are those who have no idea what they need and want, but know they just want to be and feel better. Everyone wants to be heard, their experiences and feelings validated, and to be supported. This is where I step in...
Everyone has mental health! Good mental health is the foundation of life. There exists a vast number of individuals with varying degrees of uniqueness, including strengths and areas needing work (issues and challenges). There are those who have goals and an idea of what they need and want. Then there are those who have no idea what they need and want, but know they just want to be and feel better. Everyone wants to be heard, their experiences and feelings validated, and to be supported. This is where I step in...
(323) 538-6708 View (323) 538-6708
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Mary Speight
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Hello, my name is Mary Speight, LMFT 51793. I've 20+ years of experience in the field of behavioral and mental health. I am a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) certified in Integrated Mental Health. I believe I'm eclectic in my work with clients. Therapy isn't one size fits all. We all may have similar experiences, but how we behave and react may not always be the same.
Hello, my name is Mary Speight, LMFT 51793. I've 20+ years of experience in the field of behavioral and mental health. I am a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) certified in Integrated Mental Health. I believe I'm eclectic in my work with clients. Therapy isn't one size fits all. We all may have similar experiences, but how we behave and react may not always be the same.
(562) 553-8673 View (562) 553-8673
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Kathleen Villagomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90807
Congratulations for taking action! Sometimes we need to re-write our stories, change directions, or get back on track, before our lives are the way we desire, and more importantly the way we deserve. I offer a compassionate space for individuals to heal from past wounds, stop self-defeating and self-destructive patterns, increase self-awareness so that they may express themselves and make progress in their lives.
Congratulations for taking action! Sometimes we need to re-write our stories, change directions, or get back on track, before our lives are the way we desire, and more importantly the way we deserve. I offer a compassionate space for individuals to heal from past wounds, stop self-defeating and self-destructive patterns, increase self-awareness so that they may express themselves and make progress in their lives.
(562) 354-4414 View (562) 354-4414
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Alex Merlo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90813
***ONLY PRACTICING VIRTUAL CURRENTLY*** If this is your first time in therapy, I know that it can be an uncomfortable situation putting yourself out there, but I just wanted to say, you came to the right place. It is a huge step to be able to advocate yourself and acknowledge the fact that you may need some more support in some areas of your life. If it is not your first time, welcome back! I am looking forward to working with you.
***ONLY PRACTICING VIRTUAL CURRENTLY*** If this is your first time in therapy, I know that it can be an uncomfortable situation putting yourself out there, but I just wanted to say, you came to the right place. It is a huge step to be able to advocate yourself and acknowledge the fact that you may need some more support in some areas of your life. If it is not your first time, welcome back! I am looking forward to working with you.
(310) 362-9923 View (310) 362-9923
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Chloe Ragusa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
I’m a queer therapist working on uplifting my community and embodying the idea that therapy should be a relief. I practice with an eclectic style, meaning I believe the techniques used should be fitted to the person rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach. My focus is on queer adults who need support in life transitions, processing trauma, navigating the world, and those who are seeking a safe place to explore. I specialize in gender affirming care and psychoanalytic explorations. I provide trauma-informed, sex-positive, and kink-friendly perspectives because therapy should always be judgment free.
I’m a queer therapist working on uplifting my community and embodying the idea that therapy should be a relief. I practice with an eclectic style, meaning I believe the techniques used should be fitted to the person rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach. My focus is on queer adults who need support in life transitions, processing trauma, navigating the world, and those who are seeking a safe place to explore. I specialize in gender affirming care and psychoanalytic explorations. I provide trauma-informed, sex-positive, and kink-friendly perspectives because therapy should always be judgment free.
(562) 667-5092 View (562) 667-5092
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Andres Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
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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Paula Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Effective therapy starts with finding the right therapist for you. I am an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with clients of all ages. I place great importance on each person’s voice and perspective, whether you are coming to see me individually, as a couple, or as a family.
Effective therapy starts with finding the right therapist for you. I am an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with clients of all ages. I place great importance on each person’s voice and perspective, whether you are coming to see me individually, as a couple, or as a family.
(562) 268-5059 View (562) 268-5059
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Bobette Jamison-Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810  (Online Only)
Life happens! No matter who we are, what we've accomplished in our lives, what socioeconomic class we belong to, how educated we are, life happens! Life is filled with many unexpected, life-altering experiences such as: divorce, retirement, grief/bereavement, loss, family and blended family issues, couples issues, relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. My heart's desire is to assist my clients through those difficult and challenging times in life so they can "bounce back" and get to living the lives they desire. There is a resolution and I'd be honored to help you find it. Let's do the work - accomplish the GOALS!
Life happens! No matter who we are, what we've accomplished in our lives, what socioeconomic class we belong to, how educated we are, life happens! Life is filled with many unexpected, life-altering experiences such as: divorce, retirement, grief/bereavement, loss, family and blended family issues, couples issues, relational issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. My heart's desire is to assist my clients through those difficult and challenging times in life so they can "bounce back" and get to living the lives they desire. There is a resolution and I'd be honored to help you find it. Let's do the work - accomplish the GOALS!
(424) 393-2789 View (424) 393-2789
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Esther Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
(909) 310-8342 View (909) 310-8342
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Jeralyn Gabler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
My name is Jeralyn Gabler and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and young adults. I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety. I have experience helping people with educational needs and providing parenting support to help caregivers manage the special needs of their children. I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which includes a collaborative approach to understanding a person, developing a trusting relationship, and determining which problem areas to address in therapy.
My name is Jeralyn Gabler and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, families, and young adults. I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety. I have experience helping people with educational needs and providing parenting support to help caregivers manage the special needs of their children. I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which includes a collaborative approach to understanding a person, developing a trusting relationship, and determining which problem areas to address in therapy.
(951) 262-8784 View (951) 262-8784
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Austin Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Hello, my name is Austin Jones and I'm a licensed therapist (139713) in California. I believe in providing accessible, evidence-based mental health resources that align with people’s goals — from finding motivation, direction, peace, and purpose in life, to building healthy relationships and a successful career. There is no "typical" client for me, and I see therapy as caring about a person and their core concerns rather than treating a condition. Something happens every day that reminds me how fortunate I am to be doing this work.
Hello, my name is Austin Jones and I'm a licensed therapist (139713) in California. I believe in providing accessible, evidence-based mental health resources that align with people’s goals — from finding motivation, direction, peace, and purpose in life, to building healthy relationships and a successful career. There is no "typical" client for me, and I see therapy as caring about a person and their core concerns rather than treating a condition. Something happens every day that reminds me how fortunate I am to be doing this work.
(925) 291-4441 View (925) 291-4441
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Maribel Garcia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
I've been working with parents to find solutions to common behavioral problems. I work from an evidenced based, positive parenting approach. I also work with children with difficulties related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, tantrums, defiance, coping skills, & other problematic behavior.
I've been working with parents to find solutions to common behavioral problems. I work from an evidenced based, positive parenting approach. I also work with children with difficulties related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, tantrums, defiance, coping skills, & other problematic behavior.
(562) 521-9571 View (562) 521-9571
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Ariel Black
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
I understand that finding a therapist can be extremely anxiety provoking and difficult. This is why I hope to provide my clients with a non-judgmental and supportive environment that facilitates their ability to address presenting issues or concerns. During our sessions together, I will be utilizing a psychodynamic framework that focuses on revealing the unconscious and reoccurring patterns that prevent one from moving forward. Most of the clients on my caseload are considered to be high functioning individuals with underline symptoms of depression, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety, ect.
I understand that finding a therapist can be extremely anxiety provoking and difficult. This is why I hope to provide my clients with a non-judgmental and supportive environment that facilitates their ability to address presenting issues or concerns. During our sessions together, I will be utilizing a psychodynamic framework that focuses on revealing the unconscious and reoccurring patterns that prevent one from moving forward. Most of the clients on my caseload are considered to be high functioning individuals with underline symptoms of depression, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, anxiety, ect.
(562) 222-5305 View (562) 222-5305
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Kendall Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Do you desire a stronger relationship with yourself, family, friends and/or a romantic partner? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, trauma or self-esteem? Together, we can examine what is making you feel stuck. I want to support you in strengthening and building upon the innate skills you have to face the current difficulties in your life. By gaining insight about your thoughts, feelings and behavior it can allow you the ability to make lasting change.
Do you desire a stronger relationship with yourself, family, friends and/or a romantic partner? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, unresolved grief, trauma or self-esteem? Together, we can examine what is making you feel stuck. I want to support you in strengthening and building upon the innate skills you have to face the current difficulties in your life. By gaining insight about your thoughts, feelings and behavior it can allow you the ability to make lasting change.
(562) 317-7548 View (562) 317-7548
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Samantha Montijo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Side, Long Beach, CA 90810
Life is full of many challenging transitions which can seem daunting on our own. I am here to support you, guide you, and walk alongside with you in your journey of exploration, creativity, and healthy long-lasting changes. I encourage you to give yourself this space of serenity and challenge yourself to understand yourself at a deeper level. If you feel you have no other way out, know you are not alone. I am here to help you through this difficult time. Often our most difficult thoughts, our darkest moments are just those, thoughts and moments. Often it's our brain's immense ability to try and problem solve but in unproductive ways
Life is full of many challenging transitions which can seem daunting on our own. I am here to support you, guide you, and walk alongside with you in your journey of exploration, creativity, and healthy long-lasting changes. I encourage you to give yourself this space of serenity and challenge yourself to understand yourself at a deeper level. If you feel you have no other way out, know you are not alone. I am here to help you through this difficult time. Often our most difficult thoughts, our darkest moments are just those, thoughts and moments. Often it's our brain's immense ability to try and problem solve but in unproductive ways
(714) 975-5729 View (714) 975-5729

Online Therapists

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Keesha Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Becoming a parent, going through pregnancy and childbirth or loss will impact your relationships (with others and yourself) in ways you never imagined. And lets not talk about parenting and the incredible difficulty involved with being responsible for other small humans. You will stand in the mirror and the person staring back at you is unfamiliar. You are irritable, tired and on edge all of the time. Your self esteem is low and you are feeling guilt and worry almost all the time. It all seems impossible and no one truly understands. You are not alone. Not alone in the pain. And you don't have to be alone in the healing.
Becoming a parent, going through pregnancy and childbirth or loss will impact your relationships (with others and yourself) in ways you never imagined. And lets not talk about parenting and the incredible difficulty involved with being responsible for other small humans. You will stand in the mirror and the person staring back at you is unfamiliar. You are irritable, tired and on edge all of the time. Your self esteem is low and you are feeling guilt and worry almost all the time. It all seems impossible and no one truly understands. You are not alone. Not alone in the pain. And you don't have to be alone in the healing.
(424) 401-5336 View (424) 401-5336
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Laurel Lass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
I am excited about clients who want to enrich both their inner and outer lives. You may find yourself at times confused, angry, depressed, or anxious, when what you want is greater clarity, more joy and happiness, and greater peace of mind both in relationship to self and others. I use Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in my work with clients to tap into their own deep knowing and healing nature, which sometimes gets buried deep within. With music and imagery, a gentle recovery of self in initiated and stimulated. I love working with female adolescents, young college students, parents, and women of all ages.
I am excited about clients who want to enrich both their inner and outer lives. You may find yourself at times confused, angry, depressed, or anxious, when what you want is greater clarity, more joy and happiness, and greater peace of mind both in relationship to self and others. I use Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in my work with clients to tap into their own deep knowing and healing nature, which sometimes gets buried deep within. With music and imagery, a gentle recovery of self in initiated and stimulated. I love working with female adolescents, young college students, parents, and women of all ages.
(949) 556-9846 View (949) 556-9846
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Mary Catherine O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803
I am passionate about helping adults connect with their authentic self and form more consistent, secure, and healthy relationships. People often come to me when they experience symptoms of anxiety or depression, secondary to some form of relational trauma. Sometimes relational trauma may involve abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Other times, relational trauma can be more subtle, such as a series of misattunements from a partially absent caregiver, like a parent who drank too much or spent most of their time working. By healing relational wounds in therapy, you are making a long-term investment in deep, meaningful, growth.
I am passionate about helping adults connect with their authentic self and form more consistent, secure, and healthy relationships. People often come to me when they experience symptoms of anxiety or depression, secondary to some form of relational trauma. Sometimes relational trauma may involve abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Other times, relational trauma can be more subtle, such as a series of misattunements from a partially absent caregiver, like a parent who drank too much or spent most of their time working. By healing relational wounds in therapy, you are making a long-term investment in deep, meaningful, growth.
(562) 568-8466 View (562) 568-8466
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Prescilla John
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90813
Are you showing up in the world as your best self? If not, know that therapy is a safe space to foster your evolution and help you shine at your maximum potential. Prescilla John is a holistic energy healer and natural-born spiritual medium trained in EMDR, DMT, DBT, CBT, VRET, reiki, and other mindfulness-based interventions, most passionate about working with those exposed to childhood and generational trauma. She is licensed in California (110503) and New York (088933).
Are you showing up in the world as your best self? If not, know that therapy is a safe space to foster your evolution and help you shine at your maximum potential. Prescilla John is a holistic energy healer and natural-born spiritual medium trained in EMDR, DMT, DBT, CBT, VRET, reiki, and other mindfulness-based interventions, most passionate about working with those exposed to childhood and generational trauma. She is licensed in California (110503) and New York (088933).
(562) 539-2891 View (562) 539-2891
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Sarah Malik
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to guide clients to a better understanding of themselves. I work with individuals, couples, & families and provide a safe, judgement free, welcoming space to help clients navigate the various challenges in life. I strive to create an empowering environment which helps clients build healthy coping skills, develop independence, and resolve past issues and trauma through identifying patterns by assigning homework designed specifically for the client’s needs.
My goal as a therapist is to guide clients to a better understanding of themselves. I work with individuals, couples, & families and provide a safe, judgement free, welcoming space to help clients navigate the various challenges in life. I strive to create an empowering environment which helps clients build healthy coping skills, develop independence, and resolve past issues and trauma through identifying patterns by assigning homework designed specifically for the client’s needs.
(310) 455-8815 View (310) 455-8815

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Number of Therapists in West Side, Long Beach, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Side, Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in West Side, Long Beach, CA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
14% Male
7% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Side, Long Beach?

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.