Therapists in Moraga, CA

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David Leong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
My specialty is compassionate, effective, therapy. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD, as well as more subtle problems - such a feeling that "something is wrong" or that "I could be happier, but don't know how." I'll help you ease your problems and grow your strengths. I am a gifted and creative therapist, and you will find therapy with me to be a safe and nonjudgmental space. See my website for testimonials and then call (510) 771-7760 for a free, confidential, consultation.
My specialty is compassionate, effective, therapy. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD, as well as more subtle problems - such a feeling that "something is wrong" or that "I could be happier, but don't know how." I'll help you ease your problems and grow your strengths. I am a gifted and creative therapist, and you will find therapy with me to be a safe and nonjudgmental space. See my website for testimonials and then call (510) 771-7760 for a free, confidential, consultation.
(510) 344-2497 View (510) 344-2497
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Roya Taghehchian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working primarily with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety/depression, trauma, and major life events including grief, peri/postpartum, and the aftereffects of infidelity. I have completed my Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working primarily with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety/depression, trauma, and major life events including grief, peri/postpartum, and the aftereffects of infidelity. I have completed my Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute.
(925) 378-4666 View (925) 378-4666
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Kathryn Coy Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, hopeless, or alone? Is it difficult for you to get your needs met? Does it feel like you give more than you get? For over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside individuals, families, and couples in a variety of mental health settings targeting symptoms of anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions and depression. We will take a look at what lies underneath your pain points as this kind of exploration can be a catalyst towards healing. Together, we will find practical tools that you can integrate immediately so that you can continue to thrive and live a life that feels in balance.
Do you feel stuck, hopeless, or alone? Is it difficult for you to get your needs met? Does it feel like you give more than you get? For over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside individuals, families, and couples in a variety of mental health settings targeting symptoms of anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions and depression. We will take a look at what lies underneath your pain points as this kind of exploration can be a catalyst towards healing. Together, we will find practical tools that you can integrate immediately so that you can continue to thrive and live a life that feels in balance.
(510) 306-7727 View (510) 306-7727
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Joanna Hill
MSW, MPA
Moraga, CA 94556
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting, psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
(202) 640-4234 View (202) 640-4234
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Share Your Story Therapy and Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults, adolescents, and couples. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, comedy, theatre, film making, creative writing, improvisation, nature, traveling, film and television, documentaries, dancing and making art of all kinds. I graduated from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. In college I studied theatre, documentary film and creative writing. I have a BA from Columbia College Chicago.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults, adolescents, and couples. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, comedy, theatre, film making, creative writing, improvisation, nature, traveling, film and television, documentaries, dancing and making art of all kinds. I graduated from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. In college I studied theatre, documentary film and creative writing. I have a BA from Columbia College Chicago.
(925) 430-6899 View (925) 430-6899
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Xueqin Lin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MEd
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556  (Online Only)
Has your child's life been affected by their negative emotions? As a parent, do you hope to be more helpful in supporting your child in their battle with their mental health concerns? Would you like your child to learn coping strategies to manage their problems? Do you hope to improve your relationship with your child? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to be with you and your child in this journey of self-exploration and self-acceptance.
Has your child's life been affected by their negative emotions? As a parent, do you hope to be more helpful in supporting your child in their battle with their mental health concerns? Would you like your child to learn coping strategies to manage their problems? Do you hope to improve your relationship with your child? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, I am here to be with you and your child in this journey of self-exploration and self-acceptance.
(925) 320-3186 View (925) 320-3186
Deborah Collins Babb
PsyD, LEP
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
I work with students and their parents to help better understand a student's strengths and weaknesses and how best to support them both academically and social-emotionally. Students that I work with may be experiencing challenges related to learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dycalculia, or dysgraphia, or struggling with managing their attention, concentration, and impulsivity due to Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. I also work with students who may have, or have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and are struggling with the impact of their disorder on their learning and social-emotional functioning.
I work with students and their parents to help better understand a student's strengths and weaknesses and how best to support them both academically and social-emotionally. Students that I work with may be experiencing challenges related to learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dycalculia, or dysgraphia, or struggling with managing their attention, concentration, and impulsivity due to Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. I also work with students who may have, or have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and are struggling with the impact of their disorder on their learning and social-emotional functioning.
(925) 478-4072 View (925) 478-4072
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Lisa Eiben
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
My practice focuses on preconception care through parenting children to the age of 5. This includes questioning if one wants to parent, solo parenting, infertility, third party reproduction support, and peri and postnatal support. I also work with individuals wanting to focus on finding more relief from symptoms of stress, relationship challenges and struggling with current or past trauma. Often my clients have a feeling of fatigue and/or overwhelm, feel on edge, question their sense of self or parenting, and are experiencing a loss of joy or connection to others.
My practice focuses on preconception care through parenting children to the age of 5. This includes questioning if one wants to parent, solo parenting, infertility, third party reproduction support, and peri and postnatal support. I also work with individuals wanting to focus on finding more relief from symptoms of stress, relationship challenges and struggling with current or past trauma. Often my clients have a feeling of fatigue and/or overwhelm, feel on edge, question their sense of self or parenting, and are experiencing a loss of joy or connection to others.
(925) 744-7618 View (925) 744-7618
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Peggie Lee LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94570
As a clinical social worker, I have an eclectic approach to treatment. I help you examine your life experience holistically. I walk beside you in treatment, support you in your endeavors, and cheer you on towards wellness. My therapeutic approach and compassion are rooted in my past work with the homeless population, foster youth, the severe and persistently mental ill, and survivors of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. After receiving an M.S.W. from the University of Southern California, I practiced in the Los Angeles and San Francisco area.
As a clinical social worker, I have an eclectic approach to treatment. I help you examine your life experience holistically. I walk beside you in treatment, support you in your endeavors, and cheer you on towards wellness. My therapeutic approach and compassion are rooted in my past work with the homeless population, foster youth, the severe and persistently mental ill, and survivors of rape, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. After receiving an M.S.W. from the University of Southern California, I practiced in the Los Angeles and San Francisco area.
(415) 968-5418 View (415) 968-5418
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John D. Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
My goal is to help others restore or create happiness in their lives through self awareness, improving crucial and important relationships, increasing self esteem and reducing anxiety. Together we will discover, explore and work together to overcome blocks to success and happiness and restore a sense of happiness and satisfaction in your life. I offer a safe place to discuss life issues, behaviors and situations that may be painful, so that you may feel relief from these burdens and develop other choices you may not have thought of in the past.
My goal is to help others restore or create happiness in their lives through self awareness, improving crucial and important relationships, increasing self esteem and reducing anxiety. Together we will discover, explore and work together to overcome blocks to success and happiness and restore a sense of happiness and satisfaction in your life. I offer a safe place to discuss life issues, behaviors and situations that may be painful, so that you may feel relief from these burdens and develop other choices you may not have thought of in the past.
(925) 308-5962 View (925) 308-5962
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Ines M Vaniman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
There are so many different reasons to seek therapy and it is my job to get you to where you want to get, as quickly as possible. I am a down to earth, experienced therapist. I use scientifically proven approaches, based on the needs and preferences of my patients. I focus on building strong relationships and providing a space where we can develop and implement a plan to make meaningful change happen. I have over 15 years of experience working in this field and feel very passionate about this work.
(925) 246-2964 View (925) 246-2964
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Nicki Koethner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships.
Are you anxious, depressed and tired? Are you feeling emotional for no reason? Feeling disoriented and lonely? Questioning everything in your life? I help people to deeply listen inside and let their choices be based on what is true for them. While pain and emotions are part of being human, suffering can be minimized by allowing what is inside of us to be expressed and find acceptance in our experiences. I support you to move through trauma, anxiety, anger and depression to empowerment. Stress-management is part of the work and looking at communication with ourselves and others to have fulfilling relationships.
(510) 606-9884 View (510) 606-9884
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Kathryn Wyler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
I employ an empathic, collaborative, and highly creative approach to working with clients. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and I enjoy working with parents to manage and reduce stress. I am attentive and mindful to the needs of individual clients who are wrestling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and loss and anxiety. I also offer skillful supervision for graduate students in their practicum. My high-quality therapeutic services will give you the support you need to shift your mindset, manage your stress, and achieve your life goals.
I employ an empathic, collaborative, and highly creative approach to working with clients. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and I enjoy working with parents to manage and reduce stress. I am attentive and mindful to the needs of individual clients who are wrestling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and loss and anxiety. I also offer skillful supervision for graduate students in their practicum. My high-quality therapeutic services will give you the support you need to shift your mindset, manage your stress, and achieve your life goals.
(925) 968-4952 View (925) 968-4952
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
(925) 966-2577 View (925) 966-2577
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Ann Steiner
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It has been my good fortune to work with adult clients who want to make changes in how they view themselves, and deepen their relationships with others. I love leading therapy groups, the ideal antidote for isolation: couples therapy with clients who want to work on improving or clarifying their relationship needs, adults dealing with life challenges such as chronic illness, depression, and hidden disabilities.
It has been my good fortune to work with adult clients who want to make changes in how they view themselves, and deepen their relationships with others. I love leading therapy groups, the ideal antidote for isolation: couples therapy with clients who want to work on improving or clarifying their relationship needs, adults dealing with life challenges such as chronic illness, depression, and hidden disabilities.
(925) 231-9087 View (925) 231-9087
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Dawn Shifreen-Pomerantz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, Psychoa
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
I believe patients come to us because they feel grief, anxiety, depression and traumatized or alienated from themselves and others. The suffering you experience comes in many forms and you do not always have the words to say what you feel. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents whom have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, ADHD, chronic somatic pains and/or are experiencing grief and loss. I also work with couples and families. I have a specialization in expressive arts therapy and sandtray for those who may have difficulty expressing their feelings, memories and experiences through verbal means.
I believe patients come to us because they feel grief, anxiety, depression and traumatized or alienated from themselves and others. The suffering you experience comes in many forms and you do not always have the words to say what you feel. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents whom have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, ADHD, chronic somatic pains and/or are experiencing grief and loss. I also work with couples and families. I have a specialization in expressive arts therapy and sandtray for those who may have difficulty expressing their feelings, memories and experiences through verbal means.
(925) 263-6612 View (925) 263-6612
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Barbara Zachary Grelling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
Dr. Barbara Grelling is a licensed psychologist with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression and life stress. Dr. Grelling helps women who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and throughout motherhood. Dr. Grelling also specializes in helping older adults cope with the emotional consequences of loss, caregiving demands, illness, disability and other age-related changes.
Dr. Barbara Grelling is a licensed psychologist with more than twenty years of clinical experience. She specializes in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression and life stress. Dr. Grelling helps women who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and throughout motherhood. Dr. Grelling also specializes in helping older adults cope with the emotional consequences of loss, caregiving demands, illness, disability and other age-related changes.
(925) 290-6049 View (925) 290-6049
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Brooke Rawdin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Moraga, CA 94556
Not accepting new clients
When your child, teenager, or family is struggling or even suffering, finding a therapist who is authentic, engaged, and a direct communicator is vital. As a clinician who is experienced addressing mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in both individual and group therapy settings, I strive to offer deep listening and effective strategies that lead to significant changes and greater well-being.
When your child, teenager, or family is struggling or even suffering, finding a therapist who is authentic, engaged, and a direct communicator is vital. As a clinician who is experienced addressing mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in both individual and group therapy settings, I strive to offer deep listening and effective strategies that lead to significant changes and greater well-being.
(925) 660-7971 View (925) 660-7971
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Jill Pettegrew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Moraga, CA 94556
Not accepting new clients
Providing Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, and Psychedelic Integration. I specialize in supporting people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mood-related issues. I am dedicated to helping my clients find balance, clarity and meaning in their lives through evidence-based mind-body psychotherapy. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients to explore and grow, going at a pace that does not overwhelm the nervous system, and allows for integration.
Providing Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Ketamine-Assisted Therapy, and Psychedelic Integration. I specialize in supporting people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mood-related issues. I am dedicated to helping my clients find balance, clarity and meaning in their lives through evidence-based mind-body psychotherapy. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients to explore and grow, going at a pace that does not overwhelm the nervous system, and allows for integration.
(925) 308-6168 View (925) 308-6168
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Robert Jupe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Moraga, CA 94556
I've been in private practice for 40+ yrs. and have specialized in couples' relationship therapy both direct treatment and in workshops in the Bay Area. My approach is direct and involved with each partner. I focus on both the emotional and behavioral aspects unique to each couple. With most male partners, I am able to offer a safe setting that strongly invites men to engage in the treatment. When needed, I will recommend a co-therapy approach with my wife, Dr. Ciele Jupe. Additionally, therapy with men seeking change or resolving work/life issues is a specialty as well.
I've been in private practice for 40+ yrs. and have specialized in couples' relationship therapy both direct treatment and in workshops in the Bay Area. My approach is direct and involved with each partner. I focus on both the emotional and behavioral aspects unique to each couple. With most male partners, I am able to offer a safe setting that strongly invites men to engage in the treatment. When needed, I will recommend a co-therapy approach with my wife, Dr. Ciele Jupe. Additionally, therapy with men seeking change or resolving work/life issues is a specialty as well.
(925) 301-9109 View (925) 301-9109

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Number of Therapists in Moraga, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Moraga, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
86% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Self Esteem
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
40% Cigna and Evernorth
30% Aetna

How Therapists in Moraga, CA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Moraga?

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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.