Therapists in Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

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Nancy Scotton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118
I am available for telehealth appointments with current clients and those who have worked with me in the past.
I am available for telehealth appointments with current clients and those who have worked with me in the past.
(415) 689-8984 View (415) 689-8984
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Ashley Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
At times you feel like a fish out of water in your own life. You’ve learned to deflate yourself to avoid tension or judgment, compartmentalize to keep your emotions at bay. Your life looks great on the outside but you’re beginning to think that in creating it you’ve lost connection to who you actually are. The identity you’ve created doesn’t feel like the full you and you're at a loss for how to reorient yourself. In all of the busyness you've created in your life, you haven't found time to prioritize self-rediscovery. The days keep passing and it's getting harder to ignore the discontent you're feeling.
At times you feel like a fish out of water in your own life. You’ve learned to deflate yourself to avoid tension or judgment, compartmentalize to keep your emotions at bay. Your life looks great on the outside but you’re beginning to think that in creating it you’ve lost connection to who you actually are. The identity you’ve created doesn’t feel like the full you and you're at a loss for how to reorient yourself. In all of the busyness you've created in your life, you haven't found time to prioritize self-rediscovery. The days keep passing and it's getting harder to ignore the discontent you're feeling.
(262) 218-4582 View (262) 218-4582
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Dr. Paula B. Holt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94117
We find unique healing in your own path for change, expansion, and self assurance. My best source is your own psychology. We find the tools within you for our work. We will seek clarification for yourself and understanding of others. Good psychotherapy provides not only a safe haven to relieve anxiety, depression, or any psychological pain, but also provides tools for your continuing growth. We add the richness of Jung to insights from psychoanalytically based psychotherapy. Also note that I have an additional practice in support of conscious dying.
We find unique healing in your own path for change, expansion, and self assurance. My best source is your own psychology. We find the tools within you for our work. We will seek clarification for yourself and understanding of others. Good psychotherapy provides not only a safe haven to relieve anxiety, depression, or any psychological pain, but also provides tools for your continuing growth. We add the richness of Jung to insights from psychoanalytically based psychotherapy. Also note that I have an additional practice in support of conscious dying.
(415) 799-7680 View (415) 799-7680
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Alexa Rosenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
My goal for everyone who works with me is to make each day feel a little bit easier. Whether you’re coming into therapy wanting to focus on something specific, or you’re looking for a safe space to explore yourself and the world around you, I will support you in navigating whatever comes up during our sessions. Together, we will explore concepts through a lens of curiosity and non-judgement, understanding the roots and reasons connected to why you’re having certain thoughts/feelings/sensations, rather than immediately trying to exterminate them.
My goal for everyone who works with me is to make each day feel a little bit easier. Whether you’re coming into therapy wanting to focus on something specific, or you’re looking for a safe space to explore yourself and the world around you, I will support you in navigating whatever comes up during our sessions. Together, we will explore concepts through a lens of curiosity and non-judgement, understanding the roots and reasons connected to why you’re having certain thoughts/feelings/sensations, rather than immediately trying to exterminate them.
(415) 569-7498 View (415) 569-7498
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Michelle Mehrabian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
In our sessions, I will provide a comfortable environment where we can explore what may be weighing you down. Are you having a hard time feeling good about who you are, your relationships, or difficult life events? I can provide you a safe setting to speak from your heart, figure out what things in your life you need to shift, and learn how to get the life you deserve. I can help to empower you and help you manage uncomfortable feelings. I offer an empathetic and strength-based approach through exploring past experiences and giving suggestions to help you move toward the life you want.
In our sessions, I will provide a comfortable environment where we can explore what may be weighing you down. Are you having a hard time feeling good about who you are, your relationships, or difficult life events? I can provide you a safe setting to speak from your heart, figure out what things in your life you need to shift, and learn how to get the life you deserve. I can help to empower you and help you manage uncomfortable feelings. I offer an empathetic and strength-based approach through exploring past experiences and giving suggestions to help you move toward the life you want.
(628) 266-4821 View (628) 266-4821
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Angelica Yi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
As a queer and bisexual, nonbinary femme, 2nd generation Korean American, I specialize in working with those who identify as LGBTQ+, BIPOC, adult children of immigrants, gender expansive, nonbinary, and transgender. I tend to work with folks who create their own paths in life - ones that may diverge from the norm. Oftentimes, these paths emerge from a place of necessity, without much support, and lacking a roadmap or guide.
As a queer and bisexual, nonbinary femme, 2nd generation Korean American, I specialize in working with those who identify as LGBTQ+, BIPOC, adult children of immigrants, gender expansive, nonbinary, and transgender. I tend to work with folks who create their own paths in life - ones that may diverge from the norm. Oftentimes, these paths emerge from a place of necessity, without much support, and lacking a roadmap or guide.
(415) 449-9963 View (415) 449-9963
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Paul Watsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118
I work with adults of all ages who seek the greatest access to their abilities and skills, wish to understand and accept themselves more fully by mitigating both internal and external obstacles, experience compassion, and act with social responsibility. Such goals may to grapple overcome low self esteem, maintain sobriety, come to terms with painful life experiences, and develop reality-based trust in relatioonships.
I work with adults of all ages who seek the greatest access to their abilities and skills, wish to understand and accept themselves more fully by mitigating both internal and external obstacles, experience compassion, and act with social responsibility. Such goals may to grapple overcome low self esteem, maintain sobriety, come to terms with painful life experiences, and develop reality-based trust in relatioonships.
(415) 639-5503 View (415) 639-5503
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Helena McMahon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Within each of us exists the potential to feel good about ourselves, our relationships and our work. Accessing this potential, tapping into it and learning to apply it generously to everyday life can lead to great success and fulfillment in all of these areas. I collaborate with my clients to identify and address the things blocking their ability to have a true and lasting sense of well being-- depression, stress, low self esteem, past trauma, self defeating patterns and toxic relationships. Together we work actively on transforming these obstacles into self knowledge and new, positive behaviors.
Within each of us exists the potential to feel good about ourselves, our relationships and our work. Accessing this potential, tapping into it and learning to apply it generously to everyday life can lead to great success and fulfillment in all of these areas. I collaborate with my clients to identify and address the things blocking their ability to have a true and lasting sense of well being-- depression, stress, low self esteem, past trauma, self defeating patterns and toxic relationships. Together we work actively on transforming these obstacles into self knowledge and new, positive behaviors.
(415) 375-0973 View (415) 375-0973
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Kristine Cruz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I support individuals who are invested in understanding and connecting with themselves so their healing and growth are guided by their inner truths and values. My specialties include depression, anxiety, self-esteem struggles, body image concerns, relationship challenges, and multicultural issues. I believe in everyone's capacity to grow, heal, and live authentically and I help others cultivate kindness and trust with themselves so they self-care with confidence. I encourage change with patience and grace and counsel others towards a more loving relationship with themselves which, in turn, enables deeper relationships with others.
I support individuals who are invested in understanding and connecting with themselves so their healing and growth are guided by their inner truths and values. My specialties include depression, anxiety, self-esteem struggles, body image concerns, relationship challenges, and multicultural issues. I believe in everyone's capacity to grow, heal, and live authentically and I help others cultivate kindness and trust with themselves so they self-care with confidence. I encourage change with patience and grace and counsel others towards a more loving relationship with themselves which, in turn, enables deeper relationships with others.
(415) 969-7037 View (415) 969-7037
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Jojo Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
Pain is part of what makes us human; the way we move through pain is how we grow. Our work together can strengthen resilience and equanimity when confronting the challenges that life inevitably brings. I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to help them develop a nurturing and dynamic sense of self, community, and the world, fostering stronger connection to the people and resources that can support them outside of therapy.
Pain is part of what makes us human; the way we move through pain is how we grow. Our work together can strengthen resilience and equanimity when confronting the challenges that life inevitably brings. I work collaboratively and compassionately with my clients to help them develop a nurturing and dynamic sense of self, community, and the world, fostering stronger connection to the people and resources that can support them outside of therapy.
(628) 345-5211 View (628) 345-5211
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Tessa Sugarbaker MD MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background, I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist. (For safety reasons, I am currently only offering online therapy sessions.)
I offer you an empathetic, direct, and practical presence in your journey towards healing. After becoming a physician (I am a licensed Obstetrician Gynecologist), I discovered another calling of mine is working with people and their emotions. As a therapist who is also a physician, I bring knowledge and wisdom of medicine, the body, and the mind-body connection. With this background, I offer you a unique, experienced, and well-rounded therapist. (For safety reasons, I am currently only offering online therapy sessions.)
(415) 326-7726 View (415) 326-7726
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Kaye Reeves
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118
Feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, grief and loss, difficulties in communicating or achieving emotional intimacy with our partner, or even just a vague dissatisfaction with the trajectory of our lives may impel us to seek out a therapist. Change and growth are possible when we talk with someone with whom we can feel safe and build a sense of connection. I welcome you and all the parts of you that long for compassionate exploration. Let’s collaborate in understanding your issues, identifying your goals, and creating a path to achieving them.
Feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, grief and loss, difficulties in communicating or achieving emotional intimacy with our partner, or even just a vague dissatisfaction with the trajectory of our lives may impel us to seek out a therapist. Change and growth are possible when we talk with someone with whom we can feel safe and build a sense of connection. I welcome you and all the parts of you that long for compassionate exploration. Let’s collaborate in understanding your issues, identifying your goals, and creating a path to achieving them.
(415) 408-7485 View (415) 408-7485
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Lindsay Goodlin - California Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I will help you navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We will work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework.
Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong & we often feel pressure from all different directions. I will help you navigate life's challenges with compassion, non-judgement & humor. We will work on building up inherent strengths (yes you have them), coping strategies & making space for more adaptive ways of relating to the world. I provide direct & honest feedback within a supportive & relational framework.
(510) 662-6271 View (510) 662-6271
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Katalin Szabo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist in the State of California with over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist, having worked in both the Bay Area and my home country of Hungary. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help uncover their emotional and personal truth. I help my clients in working through relationship issues, identity challenges, and mitigate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. In addition to my private practice, I am currently employed as a clinical psychologist at an Intensive Outpatient Program, where I specialize in the treatment of severe eating disorders.
I am a licensed psychologist in the State of California with over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist, having worked in both the Bay Area and my home country of Hungary. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help uncover their emotional and personal truth. I help my clients in working through relationship issues, identity challenges, and mitigate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. In addition to my private practice, I am currently employed as a clinical psychologist at an Intensive Outpatient Program, where I specialize in the treatment of severe eating disorders.
(415) 997-0941 View (415) 997-0941
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Cindy Feng
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118
I specialize in providing culturally-sensitive and empowering therapy with the goal of helping clients work toward positive and lasting change. Therapy is an active and collaborative platform for growth.
I specialize in providing culturally-sensitive and empowering therapy with the goal of helping clients work toward positive and lasting change. Therapy is an active and collaborative platform for growth.
(415) 650-5736 View (415) 650-5736
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Matthew Paul Morrissey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118
I work best with the misfits: geeks & nerds, punks, skaters, artists, musicians, writers, and activists. . . those who "rage against the dying of the light." My area of expertise consists in helping with difficulties in relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, school-related problems, recovering from major loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. I am particularly suited to helping those who have cultivated their intellects and creativity but would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.
I work best with the misfits: geeks & nerds, punks, skaters, artists, musicians, writers, and activists. . . those who "rage against the dying of the light." My area of expertise consists in helping with difficulties in relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, school-related problems, recovering from major loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. I am particularly suited to helping those who have cultivated their intellects and creativity but would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.
(650) 918-7960 View (650) 918-7960
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Melinda Joyner
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I am a therapist that will invest in you. I am a licensed Master's level Social Worker that has worked in multiple states. I have worked with various populations that include victims of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis. I have worked with teens and young adults suffering from Depression and Anxiety. I have helped new and older parents find balance. I'm experienced in working with Sex workers. I provided therapeutic services for individuals with HIV/AIDS and other STI's. I will listen to you and help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. With commitment anything is possible
I am a therapist that will invest in you. I am a licensed Master's level Social Worker that has worked in multiple states. I have worked with various populations that include victims of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis. I have worked with teens and young adults suffering from Depression and Anxiety. I have helped new and older parents find balance. I'm experienced in working with Sex workers. I provided therapeutic services for individuals with HIV/AIDS and other STI's. I will listen to you and help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. With commitment anything is possible
(415) 862-3477 View (415) 862-3477
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Jessica ' Chiara ' Viscomi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Are you looking to recover from the wounds of narcissistic abuse and codependency and forge happier, healthier relationships? Welcome. Or do you need support for having a loved one with serious mental illness (SMI)? Welcome.
Are you looking to recover from the wounds of narcissistic abuse and codependency and forge happier, healthier relationships? Welcome. Or do you need support for having a loved one with serious mental illness (SMI)? Welcome.
(415) 569-0239 View (415) 569-0239
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Emily Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Currently, I primarily work with clients struggling with anxiety symptoms, whether they are related to social situations, many different situations, or specific phobias. People who choose to work with me are willing to engage in honest, open conversations not only about their symptoms but also working together to identify which strategies are no longer working and identify new ones that can be integrated into their lives. These individuals are interested in learning more about themselves and their patterns as well as exploring solutions that feel reasonable and well-fitted on a personalized level.
Currently, I primarily work with clients struggling with anxiety symptoms, whether they are related to social situations, many different situations, or specific phobias. People who choose to work with me are willing to engage in honest, open conversations not only about their symptoms but also working together to identify which strategies are no longer working and identify new ones that can be integrated into their lives. These individuals are interested in learning more about themselves and their patterns as well as exploring solutions that feel reasonable and well-fitted on a personalized level.
(415) 650-4041 View (415) 650-4041
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Dr. Luke Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(341) 895-5594 View (341) 895-5594

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Number of Therapists in Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
71% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Cigna and Evernorth
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Optum

How Therapists in Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Inner Richmond, San Francisco?

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.