Therapists in Mill Valley, CA

Photo of Dr. Linda S Centore, Psychologist in Mill Valley, CA
Dr. Linda S Centore
Psychologist, PhD, NP
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
I work with adults with new or worsening health conditions and their impact. My goal is to improve your quality of life through coping skills and symptom management with your health care team. I advocate for the understanding of the problem, the treatment options, and comfort requests. The treatment options that are best would be sensitive to and appropriate for your needs.
I work with adults with new or worsening health conditions and their impact. My goal is to improve your quality of life through coping skills and symptom management with your health care team. I advocate for the understanding of the problem, the treatment options, and comfort requests. The treatment options that are best would be sensitive to and appropriate for your needs.
(415) 938-8522 View (415) 938-8522
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Brenna Taylor-Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
If you are not happy with where you are at in life right now, I would like to help. I am a psychotherapist trained at New York University, whose therapeutic style combines compassion and empathy, with a focus on trust and collaboration.
If you are not happy with where you are at in life right now, I would like to help. I am a psychotherapist trained at New York University, whose therapeutic style combines compassion and empathy, with a focus on trust and collaboration.
(415) 993-6503 View (415) 993-6503
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Toi Lynn Wyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CHT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Breathwork Therapist, and Yoga & Meditation teacher. I have over 33 years of experience helping others on their life journey. My natural way of being is grounded, curious, compassionate, and intuitive. My specialty is supporting others through major Life Transitions as they experience Grief, Loss, Depression, and Anxiety. I am also a trauma therapist, working both with PTSD and Complex PTSD.
I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Breathwork Therapist, and Yoga & Meditation teacher. I have over 33 years of experience helping others on their life journey. My natural way of being is grounded, curious, compassionate, and intuitive. My specialty is supporting others through major Life Transitions as they experience Grief, Loss, Depression, and Anxiety. I am also a trauma therapist, working both with PTSD and Complex PTSD.
(415) 360-8153 View (415) 360-8153
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Mical Falk
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
If you are facing anxiety, personal or relationship challenges, our sessions will provide you immediate relief. With over 30 years in the field, I can help you overcome feeling stressed, overwhelmed, lonely, fearful, stuck, anxious or depressed. I am a sensitive down to earth clinical psychologist, specializing in treatment of couples and individual adults. My attentive listening, deep-seated acceptance, encouragement and warmth will provide you a safe and supportive environment to explore, understand and transform yourself & your relationship.
If you are facing anxiety, personal or relationship challenges, our sessions will provide you immediate relief. With over 30 years in the field, I can help you overcome feeling stressed, overwhelmed, lonely, fearful, stuck, anxious or depressed. I am a sensitive down to earth clinical psychologist, specializing in treatment of couples and individual adults. My attentive listening, deep-seated acceptance, encouragement and warmth will provide you a safe and supportive environment to explore, understand and transform yourself & your relationship.
(415) 969-3052 View (415) 969-3052
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Pamela E Butler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I have worked for the past thirty-five years to help people change the self-defeating habits that interfere with good relationships, health, success and happiness. Since so many of these problems stem from early traumas and neglect in childhood, I help an individual to identify these psychological traps and change them. By learning to speak to yourself in a positive manner and by eliminating old reactions of fear and shame, I help you to live a more creative life. I like a client to form a partnership with me to eliminate negative behaviors and build new ways of being.
I have worked for the past thirty-five years to help people change the self-defeating habits that interfere with good relationships, health, success and happiness. Since so many of these problems stem from early traumas and neglect in childhood, I help an individual to identify these psychological traps and change them. By learning to speak to yourself in a positive manner and by eliminating old reactions of fear and shame, I help you to live a more creative life. I like a client to form a partnership with me to eliminate negative behaviors and build new ways of being.
(415) 403-2048 View (415) 403-2048
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Megan Kaden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Relationships are the most essential aspect of life. The relationship you and I form will serve as a foundation for our work. We will create a genuine connection allowing significant, lasting change to occur. We are all quite similar and also completely unique. I approach each client as an individual and tailor our work to your needs and goals. I bring humor, curiosity and authenticity and believe that sensitive, responsive psychotherapy can help to make life more meaningful and fulfilling.
Relationships are the most essential aspect of life. The relationship you and I form will serve as a foundation for our work. We will create a genuine connection allowing significant, lasting change to occur. We are all quite similar and also completely unique. I approach each client as an individual and tailor our work to your needs and goals. I bring humor, curiosity and authenticity and believe that sensitive, responsive psychotherapy can help to make life more meaningful and fulfilling.
(510) 253-0174 View (510) 253-0174
Photo of Sharon Valentino, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mill Valley, CA
Sharon Valentino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CHT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you want & expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, + the powerful tools that therapy provides, to achieve results & solutions.Therapy isn't only for people with problems, who are depressed or anxious. Your therapy is an important tool to improve your life, happiness, relationships, well being, & self awareness - helping you change habits or establish healthier ones.
Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you want & expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, + the powerful tools that therapy provides, to achieve results & solutions.Therapy isn't only for people with problems, who are depressed or anxious. Your therapy is an important tool to improve your life, happiness, relationships, well being, & self awareness - helping you change habits or establish healthier ones.
(415) 548-9998 View (415) 548-9998
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Emotional Wellness during Postpartum - Kerry Levin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Whether you are a woman of any age looking to become your best self, or a new Mom dealing with the life changing challenges in front of you - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. I proudly celebrate diversity and inclusivity, dedicated to providing quality care to people of all races, sexual orientations, faiths, and countries of origin.
Whether you are a woman of any age looking to become your best self, or a new Mom dealing with the life changing challenges in front of you - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. I proudly celebrate diversity and inclusivity, dedicated to providing quality care to people of all races, sexual orientations, faiths, and countries of origin.
(415) 966-4605 View (415) 966-4605
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Ronald Max Allen Yusim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
The majority of my therapy practice is as an Addiction Couple's Therapist. I offer Private Intensive Weekend Retreats. These are 16-hour workshops that take place in my office in Mill Valley on one reserved weekend. We work privately (just the 3 of us) for two and a half days breaking down your communication issues and learning how to repair and resolve conflicts.
The majority of my therapy practice is as an Addiction Couple's Therapist. I offer Private Intensive Weekend Retreats. These are 16-hour workshops that take place in my office in Mill Valley on one reserved weekend. We work privately (just the 3 of us) for two and a half days breaking down your communication issues and learning how to repair and resolve conflicts.
(415) 877-6907 View (415) 877-6907
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Janet Kass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Early experiences result in our developing defensive structures that are meant to protect our vulnerability, but also create restrictions in our capacity to feel or perceive what is happening in the moment. This patterning shapes our perception of others, and also of ourselves. Although traditional insight-oriented talk therapy allows for an understanding which can harmonize our awareness with our everyday life, we embody early experience in ways that limit the power of insight to undo, and restrict our emotional intelligence. My orientation to psychotherapy is to work through emotional and experiential patterning, without bypassing the power of understanding.
Early experiences result in our developing defensive structures that are meant to protect our vulnerability, but also create restrictions in our capacity to feel or perceive what is happening in the moment. This patterning shapes our perception of others, and also of ourselves. Although traditional insight-oriented talk therapy allows for an understanding which can harmonize our awareness with our everyday life, we embody early experience in ways that limit the power of insight to undo, and restrict our emotional intelligence. My orientation to psychotherapy is to work through emotional and experiential patterning, without bypassing the power of understanding.
(510) 362-7008 View (510) 362-7008
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Scott James Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEC
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I see clients in my Mill Valley office or on Zoom. Over 20 years experience supporting diverse people in creating more Passionate, Engaged and Deeply Meaningful lives. I help people become Happier, Calmer and more Empowered in the face of life's many changes. In a compassionate and accepting environment, I welcome all that is going on for you right now, and support you in transforming problematic situations and patterns (including addiction) into a healthier more fulfilling life. Sometimes a bit of unconditional support is what we need to work through difficulties and get to a better place.
I see clients in my Mill Valley office or on Zoom. Over 20 years experience supporting diverse people in creating more Passionate, Engaged and Deeply Meaningful lives. I help people become Happier, Calmer and more Empowered in the face of life's many changes. In a compassionate and accepting environment, I welcome all that is going on for you right now, and support you in transforming problematic situations and patterns (including addiction) into a healthier more fulfilling life. Sometimes a bit of unconditional support is what we need to work through difficulties and get to a better place.
(415) 289-0888 View (415) 289-0888
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Tessa Pickard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
I believe parenting a young child is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in a lifetime. Life experiences such as premature birth, childhood medical conditions, behavioral challenges, parent trauma, divorce and other life transitions can create additional stress on the parent-child relationship. I am here to help when challenges specific to parenting need that extra attention and support. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working parents and families with young children struggling with similar challenges. I provide parent consultation and 1:1 individual therapy to parents via Telehealth.
I believe parenting a young child is one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in a lifetime. Life experiences such as premature birth, childhood medical conditions, behavioral challenges, parent trauma, divorce and other life transitions can create additional stress on the parent-child relationship. I am here to help when challenges specific to parenting need that extra attention and support. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working parents and families with young children struggling with similar challenges. I provide parent consultation and 1:1 individual therapy to parents via Telehealth.
(628) 214-2417 View (628) 214-2417
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Lori Granger LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
You're too hard on yourself. Others tell you this and you've thought "it's just how I am." And now you've found yourself caring more for others than yourself and still your inner voice is negative and critical - which causes low mood & motivation, isolation, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma triggering & coping habits that actually worsen things. I would like to introduce you to the kind coach inside yourself. In 15 years of practice it's clear to me: the barriers to healing and happiness are linked to our inner voice. Changing from critical to kind, changes everything. Let's help you uncover and love your best self!
You're too hard on yourself. Others tell you this and you've thought "it's just how I am." And now you've found yourself caring more for others than yourself and still your inner voice is negative and critical - which causes low mood & motivation, isolation, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma triggering & coping habits that actually worsen things. I would like to introduce you to the kind coach inside yourself. In 15 years of practice it's clear to me: the barriers to healing and happiness are linked to our inner voice. Changing from critical to kind, changes everything. Let's help you uncover and love your best self!
(415) 367-0183 View (415) 367-0183
Photo of Tina Chase, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mill Valley, CA
Tina Chase
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Waitlist for new clients
Life presents us with emotional challenges, which can deeply affect us. It might be the death of someone we dearly love; a loved one's life-threatening diagnosis; marital issues; a painful divorce; an emotionally-challenging late-in life “gray divorce.” You may be feeling sad, lonely, scared, betrayed, or not wanting to face another day. You could be the parent of a child having difficult feelings, or who is resisting seeing one of his/her parents. These times challenge you at your deepest core when you are the most vulnerable, and can make life feel too hard to bear.
Life presents us with emotional challenges, which can deeply affect us. It might be the death of someone we dearly love; a loved one's life-threatening diagnosis; marital issues; a painful divorce; an emotionally-challenging late-in life “gray divorce.” You may be feeling sad, lonely, scared, betrayed, or not wanting to face another day. You could be the parent of a child having difficult feelings, or who is resisting seeing one of his/her parents. These times challenge you at your deepest core when you are the most vulnerable, and can make life feel too hard to bear.
(415) 683-7992 View (415) 683-7992
Bernie Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
I've been practicing for 45 years and directed a large training program for 35 of those years. I continue to practice because I love working with people who are on their quest. For more information from my client's perspectives, go to Yelp and find Bernie Carter MFT in Mill Valley, CA. https://www.yelp.com/biz/bernie-carter-mft-mill-valley
I've been practicing for 45 years and directed a large training program for 35 of those years. I continue to practice because I love working with people who are on their quest. For more information from my client's perspectives, go to Yelp and find Bernie Carter MFT in Mill Valley, CA. https://www.yelp.com/biz/bernie-carter-mft-mill-valley
(415) 903-5781 View (415) 903-5781
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Shannon Weisberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Is stress or anxiety taking a toll on you? Are your relationships struggling? Whether you're going through a transition or stressful event, or your life more generally is proving to be less satisfying than you expected, it is possible to turn things around and feel better. My clients often report issues in their work or family life that weight them down or keep them from enjoying what might appear on the outside to be a wonderful life. Together, we can achieve meaningful improvements in areas such as anxiety, depression, burnout, conflict, loneliness, perfectionism, stress, divorce, dating and parenting.
Is stress or anxiety taking a toll on you? Are your relationships struggling? Whether you're going through a transition or stressful event, or your life more generally is proving to be less satisfying than you expected, it is possible to turn things around and feel better. My clients often report issues in their work or family life that weight them down or keep them from enjoying what might appear on the outside to be a wonderful life. Together, we can achieve meaningful improvements in areas such as anxiety, depression, burnout, conflict, loneliness, perfectionism, stress, divorce, dating and parenting.
(415) 868-4767 View (415) 868-4767
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Deborah Dunning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
If you are reading this now, you may be struggling with feelings or experiences that have become hard to bear and even understand. You may feel alone and as though no one seems to really get what you are going through. It may be some immediate situation or transition in life that feels extra hard to navigate, or some long-standing grief or pattern in relationships that seems to have a hold on you. You may have symptoms such as anxiety or depression, perhaps with less than optimal means of coping. Psychotherapy can help you understand and change.
If you are reading this now, you may be struggling with feelings or experiences that have become hard to bear and even understand. You may feel alone and as though no one seems to really get what you are going through. It may be some immediate situation or transition in life that feels extra hard to navigate, or some long-standing grief or pattern in relationships that seems to have a hold on you. You may have symptoms such as anxiety or depression, perhaps with less than optimal means of coping. Psychotherapy can help you understand and change.
(415) 383-1314 View (415) 383-1314
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Holly Seerley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941
We collaborate together, targeting difficulties and utilizing personal strengths to support your vision and growth. Examples: parenting the child you have, changing repetitive, downward spirals in intimate relationships, taking on anxiety w/new strategies, setting boundaries and making connections, experimenting with new approaches to old problems. My approach is tailored to your needs, guided by my experience. Together we track progress. In practice since 1979, I see all ages and most problems. I enjoy long-term depth psychotherapy as well as short-term problem solving therapy. I work with parents, couples, families and individuals and consult for psychotherapists.
We collaborate together, targeting difficulties and utilizing personal strengths to support your vision and growth. Examples: parenting the child you have, changing repetitive, downward spirals in intimate relationships, taking on anxiety w/new strategies, setting boundaries and making connections, experimenting with new approaches to old problems. My approach is tailored to your needs, guided by my experience. Together we track progress. In practice since 1979, I see all ages and most problems. I enjoy long-term depth psychotherapy as well as short-term problem solving therapy. I work with parents, couples, families and individuals and consult for psychotherapists.
(415) 682-6482 View (415) 682-6482
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Sheela Joshi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
My objective is to make your life better now and into the future. Therapists helped me over the years, taught and inspired me to become one. I pivoted to my career as a therapist 16 years after earning a B.A. in Economics at University of Chicago. I earned my LCSW at Smith College. I'm a mother of two and a first-generation child of immigrants. In my practice I want you to make the most of your time with me. I work with a range of clients, from executives to college students. My office is tucked into hills and trees. Clients are from my town, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Kentfield, Tiburon, San Francisco and the South Bay. I Zoom too.
My objective is to make your life better now and into the future. Therapists helped me over the years, taught and inspired me to become one. I pivoted to my career as a therapist 16 years after earning a B.A. in Economics at University of Chicago. I earned my LCSW at Smith College. I'm a mother of two and a first-generation child of immigrants. In my practice I want you to make the most of your time with me. I work with a range of clients, from executives to college students. My office is tucked into hills and trees. Clients are from my town, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Kentfield, Tiburon, San Francisco and the South Bay. I Zoom too.
(617) 275-3982 x617275 View (617) 275-3982 x617275
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Cassandra Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
To those navigating the complexities of parenting, carrying the weight of past hurts, or striving to find harmony in their relationships, I see you. I specialize in supporting parents and caregivers concerned about their teenager's behavior and those looking to improve family relationships and reduce conflict. As a family therapist, I tackle various family challenges like addiction, disordered eating, and teen behavior. I assist with challenging transitions, supporting neurodivergent families, healing intergenerational trauma, and addressing burnout in high-achieving families.
To those navigating the complexities of parenting, carrying the weight of past hurts, or striving to find harmony in their relationships, I see you. I specialize in supporting parents and caregivers concerned about their teenager's behavior and those looking to improve family relationships and reduce conflict. As a family therapist, I tackle various family challenges like addiction, disordered eating, and teen behavior. I assist with challenging transitions, supporting neurodivergent families, healing intergenerational trauma, and addressing burnout in high-achieving families.
(415) 450-0517 View (415) 450-0517

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mill Valley, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Mill Valley, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
75% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

45% Aetna
44% Other
37% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Mill Valley, 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 Mill Valley?

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.