Therapists in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA

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Psychoanalysis For Artists - Peter Merritt Dobey
MA
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Drawing from my background as editor of an arts magazine and a contemporary artist, I offer tailored consulting services aimed at unlocking the boundless potential of fellow creatives. Through collaborative exploration, I help artists tap into their imagination, surmount creative blocks, and unearth fresh inspiration. My practice is rooted in the belief that engaging with existential and metaphysical concepts, as well as understanding one's vocational essence, can pave the way for transformative growth and the realization of personal aspirations.
Drawing from my background as editor of an arts magazine and a contemporary artist, I offer tailored consulting services aimed at unlocking the boundless potential of fellow creatives. Through collaborative exploration, I help artists tap into their imagination, surmount creative blocks, and unearth fresh inspiration. My practice is rooted in the belief that engaging with existential and metaphysical concepts, as well as understanding one's vocational essence, can pave the way for transformative growth and the realization of personal aspirations.
(424) 339-1147 View (424) 339-1147
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Amanda (Frederick) Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Amanda! I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and parents or caregivers. Drawing from my experience as a former school therapist, I possess a deep understanding of the unique challenges and support systems necessary for the growth and development of children and teens. My approach includes nurturing coping skills, emotional awareness, and social skills to empower adolescents and foster resilience. I work with individuals seeking support for a range of needs and challenges, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, and eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
Hello, I'm Amanda! I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and parents or caregivers. Drawing from my experience as a former school therapist, I possess a deep understanding of the unique challenges and support systems necessary for the growth and development of children and teens. My approach includes nurturing coping skills, emotional awareness, and social skills to empower adolescents and foster resilience. I work with individuals seeking support for a range of needs and challenges, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, and eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
(415) 842-1573 View (415) 842-1573
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Cynthia B Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RDT
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
What’s not working in your life right now? I know. It requires courage to take the first steps toward a change, to begin a journey toward a more fulfilling and happy life. I am here to support and empower you in that. We both know that your situation, your stressors, your concerns and the ways in which you learn are unique to you. And so will be your therapy.
What’s not working in your life right now? I know. It requires courage to take the first steps toward a change, to begin a journey toward a more fulfilling and happy life. I am here to support and empower you in that. We both know that your situation, your stressors, your concerns and the ways in which you learn are unique to you. And so will be your therapy.
(415) 323-5667 View (415) 323-5667
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Christina Davis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
My education, training and professional experience are from a humanistic, person-centered orientation. What this means is that I practice from a strength-based perspective, which emphasizes first identifying the skills and abilities you already possess. What are your existing resources?
My education, training and professional experience are from a humanistic, person-centered orientation. What this means is that I practice from a strength-based perspective, which emphasizes first identifying the skills and abilities you already possess. What are your existing resources?
(628) 232-5054 View (628) 232-5054
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Sarah Yoell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As a therapist, I invest wholeheartedly in my clients to build a nurturing relationship where clients can feel safe, supported and valued. I am passionate about helping people overcome their challenges to arrive at a place of peace and empowerment. I deeply care about my clients and their process, thus prioritize building safe and strong relationships with each person I work with. I see therapy as an adventure where we will be going through the trenches side by side. This journey is not a straight path and each turn will take you exactly where you need to be.
Welcome! As a therapist, I invest wholeheartedly in my clients to build a nurturing relationship where clients can feel safe, supported and valued. I am passionate about helping people overcome their challenges to arrive at a place of peace and empowerment. I deeply care about my clients and their process, thus prioritize building safe and strong relationships with each person I work with. I see therapy as an adventure where we will be going through the trenches side by side. This journey is not a straight path and each turn will take you exactly where you need to be.
(415) 980-3571 View (415) 980-3571
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Kira Hoffman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
Clients often describe me as authentic, energetic, and engaged. My warmth, acceptance, and genuine care and interest in you is evident- I'm not a detached clinical robot that expects you to figure it all out on your own while I sit in silence. I take my work very seriously, but it's not uncommon in session for my clients and I to laugh together and find humor in life's challenges. There is value in making space for the wide range of your emotional experience- fear, sadness, and rage... but also freedom, peace, and joy.
Clients often describe me as authentic, energetic, and engaged. My warmth, acceptance, and genuine care and interest in you is evident- I'm not a detached clinical robot that expects you to figure it all out on your own while I sit in silence. I take my work very seriously, but it's not uncommon in session for my clients and I to laugh together and find humor in life's challenges. There is value in making space for the wide range of your emotional experience- fear, sadness, and rage... but also freedom, peace, and joy.
(415) 991-6092 View (415) 991-6092
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Erika Shershun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (people pleasing, dissociation, rage...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (people pleasing, dissociation, rage...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
(415) 801-0456 x415608 View (415) 801-0456 x415608
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Ellen B Klyce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94123
I mostly treat couples who are navigating parenting and communication. But I work with individual clients too, Bay area residents who have multiple responsibilities and many demands placed on them daily. I help clients ease their doubt in social situations, calm down the inner critic. In my sessions we explore new ways to connect in many different circumstances. If you have fallen into negative thinking patterns, this constant worry may wear you down. I am there to be your collaborator, to find the best solution for you.
I mostly treat couples who are navigating parenting and communication. But I work with individual clients too, Bay area residents who have multiple responsibilities and many demands placed on them daily. I help clients ease their doubt in social situations, calm down the inner critic. In my sessions we explore new ways to connect in many different circumstances. If you have fallen into negative thinking patterns, this constant worry may wear you down. I am there to be your collaborator, to find the best solution for you.
(510) 768-7175 View (510) 768-7175
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Nicole Minor - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, AMFT
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Seeking therapy can be the first step on a healing journey and I hope to walk alongside you as you pursue personal growth. I believe that therapy can be a great way to access some of the tools that are already within us but that we may need help employing. I understand the importance of intersectionality as a queer Black woman and therapist and can understand how necessary it is to acknowledge the impact of intersecting identities when working with clients.
Seeking therapy can be the first step on a healing journey and I hope to walk alongside you as you pursue personal growth. I believe that therapy can be a great way to access some of the tools that are already within us but that we may need help employing. I understand the importance of intersectionality as a queer Black woman and therapist and can understand how necessary it is to acknowledge the impact of intersecting identities when working with clients.
(213) 693-3394 View (213) 693-3394
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Shaw Talley, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
My name is Shaw Talley and I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2010. I received my License in Clinical Social Work in 2019 and have 11 years experience working as a Medical Social Worker in the Emergency Room at San Francisco General Hospital. As a therapist I am curious, disarming, calm, compassionate, non judgmental, professional, accountable to growth, emotionally present, passionate, mindful, positive and loving. I practice Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and was introduced to ACT in 2017 during clinical supervision under an experienced ACT therapist.
My name is Shaw Talley and I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2010. I received my License in Clinical Social Work in 2019 and have 11 years experience working as a Medical Social Worker in the Emergency Room at San Francisco General Hospital. As a therapist I am curious, disarming, calm, compassionate, non judgmental, professional, accountable to growth, emotionally present, passionate, mindful, positive and loving. I practice Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and was introduced to ACT in 2017 during clinical supervision under an experienced ACT therapist.
(415) 818-9943 View (415) 818-9943
Jennifer Berry Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
I am passionate about helping families find balance and maintain connection despite the constant demands and pressures of modern life in the Bay Area. I have been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, and families since 2009. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 98916) and specialize in providing therapeutic services to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. I also provide individual and family counseling to those experiencing a range of clinical and non-clinical issues.
I am passionate about helping families find balance and maintain connection despite the constant demands and pressures of modern life in the Bay Area. I have been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, and families since 2009. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 98916) and specialize in providing therapeutic services to children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. I also provide individual and family counseling to those experiencing a range of clinical and non-clinical issues.
(661) 418-5958 View (661) 418-5958
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Marcelle Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by relationship issues, people-pleasing, emotional responses, or planned or unexpected change? Codependency, heightened sensitivity, life transitions, and trauma show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them.
Do you feel overwhelmed by relationship issues, people-pleasing, emotional responses, or planned or unexpected change? Codependency, heightened sensitivity, life transitions, and trauma show up in many ways of life, and it looks different for everyone. Maybe you care deeply, but aren’t always in the most supportive environments, personally or professionally. You might question yourself often and might even feel like an imposter. Perhaps you are grounded, but this life transition is pulling the rug out beneath you. It’s hard to not take it personally and listen to those negative thoughts, anxiety further instills them.
(424) 326-1651 View (424) 326-1651
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Tessa Reynosa
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Tessa! I believe that everyone's stories should be heard, their experiences valued, and their strengths recognized. My hope is to create an environment where you feel a deep sense of safety, understanding, and trust. My therapy approach is informed by my personal identities as a biracial Latinx cisgender female with a large blended family. My practice has been deeply enriched by working alongside youth and adults from diverse backgrounds navigating relationship challenges, life transitions, trauma, loss, and parenthood.
Hello, I’m Tessa! I believe that everyone's stories should be heard, their experiences valued, and their strengths recognized. My hope is to create an environment where you feel a deep sense of safety, understanding, and trust. My therapy approach is informed by my personal identities as a biracial Latinx cisgender female with a large blended family. My practice has been deeply enriched by working alongside youth and adults from diverse backgrounds navigating relationship challenges, life transitions, trauma, loss, and parenthood.
(415) 965-6539 View (415) 965-6539
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Araceli Pimentel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Therapy acts as a potent catalyst for profound transformation, illuminating our inherent ability to heal and grow. In my practice, I create a secure and nurturing space for you to freely express yourself without the fear of being judged. I support you on your journey through active engagement and constructive feedback. Together, we'll explore patterns, behaviors, and past adversities that have influenced your life. Through this collaboration, you'll acquire tools to change behavior and foster healthier coping strategies. I assist individuals and couples, focusing on relationship challenges, anxiety, as well as trauma.
Therapy acts as a potent catalyst for profound transformation, illuminating our inherent ability to heal and grow. In my practice, I create a secure and nurturing space for you to freely express yourself without the fear of being judged. I support you on your journey through active engagement and constructive feedback. Together, we'll explore patterns, behaviors, and past adversities that have influenced your life. Through this collaboration, you'll acquire tools to change behavior and foster healthier coping strategies. I assist individuals and couples, focusing on relationship challenges, anxiety, as well as trauma.
(323) 312-3401 View (323) 312-3401
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Jessica Urzua-Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
About me: I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of CA (LMFT 102349). I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in Latin American Literature and a Minor in German. I have also lived in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. While in Chile, I studied opera.
About me: I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the state of CA (LMFT 102349). I hold an MA in Counseling Psychology as well as a BA in Latin American Literature and a Minor in German. I have also lived in Lucerne, Switzerland and Munich, Germany. While in Chile, I studied opera.
(628) 600-0741 View (628) 600-0741
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Brooke Barnett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
Through compassion, humor, and gentle challenge, I work to create a supportive environment to help individuals and families overcome temporary setbacks, heal old wounds, and change dysfunctional patterns. My areas of expertise include anxiety, interpersonal trauma, issues related to parenting, early childhood mental health, and disruptions in early attachment.
Through compassion, humor, and gentle challenge, I work to create a supportive environment to help individuals and families overcome temporary setbacks, heal old wounds, and change dysfunctional patterns. My areas of expertise include anxiety, interpersonal trauma, issues related to parenting, early childhood mental health, and disruptions in early attachment.
(415) 423-1107 View (415) 423-1107
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Travis Ben Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
We often come to therapy in crisis. Something has gone wrong in a relationship. Major, disorienting life transitions are underway. Emotional experiences are becoming increasingly overwhelming. Life seems stuck, static, depressing. Anxiety is on the rise. A series of events have altered our course. We are feeling lost. Therapy can offer a soothing lifeboat for these rough seas. Often crisis is a wake up call, a time for necessary change, new growth, a reconnoitering of the landscape, a vivid reorientation. My practice is designed to move you from crisis to care, from care to confidence, confidence to creative, enlivening capacity.
We often come to therapy in crisis. Something has gone wrong in a relationship. Major, disorienting life transitions are underway. Emotional experiences are becoming increasingly overwhelming. Life seems stuck, static, depressing. Anxiety is on the rise. A series of events have altered our course. We are feeling lost. Therapy can offer a soothing lifeboat for these rough seas. Often crisis is a wake up call, a time for necessary change, new growth, a reconnoitering of the landscape, a vivid reorientation. My practice is designed to move you from crisis to care, from care to confidence, confidence to creative, enlivening capacity.
(415) 795-2752 View (415) 795-2752
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Jan S. Cehn, LCSW,BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
(415) 889-8965 View (415) 889-8965
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Valory Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
In our work together, we will create a safe place. I will be your witness, bringing psychological understanding and compassion. I've been doing psychotherapy for over 30 years, and have seen the healing power that comes as you take a fresh look at your life circumstances and inner experience. I've seen people of all ages -- from high school through retirement, and everywhere in between. About half my work has been with couples. I often see lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and individuals.
In our work together, we will create a safe place. I will be your witness, bringing psychological understanding and compassion. I've been doing psychotherapy for over 30 years, and have seen the healing power that comes as you take a fresh look at your life circumstances and inner experience. I've seen people of all ages -- from high school through retirement, and everywhere in between. About half my work has been with couples. I often see lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and individuals.
(510) 986-4531 View (510) 986-4531
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Antonia Servat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA 94133
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
(415) 483-4819 View (415) 483-4819

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Number of Therapists in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum

How Therapists in Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Russian Hill, San Francisco?

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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.