Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Jess Torrecillas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Feeling more stressed and anxious than ever? Struggling with perfectionism & people-pleasing? Disconnected in your relationships & from yourself? When we struggle with these issues, we can feel stuck and lost about how to move on. Whether you are dealing with a major shift or something that has been gnawing at you for a while, there is no issue "too big" or "too small" to address in therapy. I am here to provide the safe and supportive space you need wherever you are on your journey.
Feeling more stressed and anxious than ever? Struggling with perfectionism & people-pleasing? Disconnected in your relationships & from yourself? When we struggle with these issues, we can feel stuck and lost about how to move on. Whether you are dealing with a major shift or something that has been gnawing at you for a while, there is no issue "too big" or "too small" to address in therapy. I am here to provide the safe and supportive space you need wherever you are on your journey.
(669) 200-0744 View (669) 200-0744
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Ulysees Cantero
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Hi, I'm Ulysees, or simply "UC"! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, working with clients via telehealth. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma to name a few. I tend to be solution focused and will utilize a combination of approaches to work with you while trying to resolve various situations. Life experiences and my desire to help others is a primary factor behind becoming a therapist. I am also registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for pre-teens, teens, and adults, who may be dealing with life challenges and social pressures.
Hi, I'm Ulysees, or simply "UC"! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, working with clients via telehealth. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma to name a few. I tend to be solution focused and will utilize a combination of approaches to work with you while trying to resolve various situations. Life experiences and my desire to help others is a primary factor behind becoming a therapist. I am also registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for pre-teens, teens, and adults, who may be dealing with life challenges and social pressures.
(408) 317-4271 View (408) 317-4271
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Felicia Nibungco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
Not accepting new clients
Your healing matters. Unresolved trauma can make your relationships, parenting, work performance, bodily functioning, and overall day-to-day routine feel unbearable. Healing can often look like having stronger boundaries, less avoidance, improved work performance, and more satisfaction and joy in relationships. I provide therapy (short-term or long-term) to help you cope with what is lingering e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, or triggers to previous trauma. Providing a safe space is always my first priority.
Your healing matters. Unresolved trauma can make your relationships, parenting, work performance, bodily functioning, and overall day-to-day routine feel unbearable. Healing can often look like having stronger boundaries, less avoidance, improved work performance, and more satisfaction and joy in relationships. I provide therapy (short-term or long-term) to help you cope with what is lingering e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, or triggers to previous trauma. Providing a safe space is always my first priority.
(408) 617-8625 View (408) 617-8625
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Cynthia Yu
FNP-BC
Verified
San Jose, CA 95131  (Online Only)
Cynthia Yu is an ANCC Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University. She has been working with underserved population and understands the need of mental health services. Cynthia believes everyone should receive access to quality mental health care. She also believe that everyone would have ups and downs in life. She will work together with clients to find the best solutions for the clients and their treatment goals.
Cynthia Yu is an ANCC Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University. She has been working with underserved population and understands the need of mental health services. Cynthia believes everyone should receive access to quality mental health care. She also believe that everyone would have ups and downs in life. She will work together with clients to find the best solutions for the clients and their treatment goals.
(408) 715-3597 View (408) 715-3597
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Sharzad Kaviani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Sharzad Kaviani is a marriage and family therapist with 15 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families. She works closely with clients to mold treatment to the individual’s needs and works collaboratively with clients based on their personal and treatment goals. She is extensively trained in DBT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy.
Sharzad Kaviani is a marriage and family therapist with 15 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families. She works closely with clients to mold treatment to the individual’s needs and works collaboratively with clients based on their personal and treatment goals. She is extensively trained in DBT, CBT, and solution-focused therapy.
(408) 898-4303 View (408) 898-4303
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Shannon Boe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
Carl Jung said "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are" and this is something I am passionate about: helping my clients uncover who they truly are and live the lives that they deserve. I primarily work with children, teens and young adults and enjoy creating unique interventions based on upon their interests and goals. Using talk, art and play I help clients explore their experiences with anxiety, depression, school challenges, and trauma. Having previously worked in school settings I have witnessed first hand how important mental health counseling is for children, teens and young adults.
Carl Jung said "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are" and this is something I am passionate about: helping my clients uncover who they truly are and live the lives that they deserve. I primarily work with children, teens and young adults and enjoy creating unique interventions based on upon their interests and goals. Using talk, art and play I help clients explore their experiences with anxiety, depression, school challenges, and trauma. Having previously worked in school settings I have witnessed first hand how important mental health counseling is for children, teens and young adults.
(408) 637-4935 View (408) 637-4935
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Purpose Driven Adult Services, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges which may include difficulty in one's personal relationships. Seeking therapy can be intimidating, but I will provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for one to share their thoughts and feelings. Therapy provides a healthy outlet to learn new skills to improve interpersonal relationships and overall mental health. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been in the field for the past 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy working with the adult population. I personally know how therapy can help tremendously during low periods of life. Therapy should provide mental healing and wholeness!
Life is full of challenges which may include difficulty in one's personal relationships. Seeking therapy can be intimidating, but I will provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for one to share their thoughts and feelings. Therapy provides a healthy outlet to learn new skills to improve interpersonal relationships and overall mental health. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been in the field for the past 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy working with the adult population. I personally know how therapy can help tremendously during low periods of life. Therapy should provide mental healing and wholeness!
(510) 462-5755 View (510) 462-5755
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Dr. E Pezzini
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD, PCC
Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Hello, how are you? This is Dr. Pezzini, an Italian American Clinical Psychological Associate, all throughout California. Sessions are online, via Telehealth. I have been working as a psychologist for over 25 years combined. I specialize in relationship transitions and adjustments, for high profile individuals. Everyone is VIP :) I support groups, too, with the latest methodologies, such as hypnotherapy, animal assisted therapy, and KAP. My other passions are professional certified coaching and applied industrial organizational psychology, all of which I am trained in. dot.cards/drpezzini
Hello, how are you? This is Dr. Pezzini, an Italian American Clinical Psychological Associate, all throughout California. Sessions are online, via Telehealth. I have been working as a psychologist for over 25 years combined. I specialize in relationship transitions and adjustments, for high profile individuals. Everyone is VIP :) I support groups, too, with the latest methodologies, such as hypnotherapy, animal assisted therapy, and KAP. My other passions are professional certified coaching and applied industrial organizational psychology, all of which I am trained in. dot.cards/drpezzini
(408) 676-5292 View (408) 676-5292
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Aroosha Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125  (Online Only)
With a compassionate and empathetic approach I work to navigate through life’s challenges by uncovering unhealthy patterns of relating to others, processing underlying traumas when appropriate and exploring intergenerational patterns of relating to promote healing and growth across the life span. I specialize in therapeutic interventions from an attachment lens and somatic awareness to provide trauma-informed care for individuals of all ages. By addressing root causes of anxieties and stressors I work to promote self-awareness and facilitate embarking on a journey towards greater well-being and resilience.
With a compassionate and empathetic approach I work to navigate through life’s challenges by uncovering unhealthy patterns of relating to others, processing underlying traumas when appropriate and exploring intergenerational patterns of relating to promote healing and growth across the life span. I specialize in therapeutic interventions from an attachment lens and somatic awareness to provide trauma-informed care for individuals of all ages. By addressing root causes of anxieties and stressors I work to promote self-awareness and facilitate embarking on a journey towards greater well-being and resilience.
(650) 405-1396 View (650) 405-1396
Photo of Niina Kuukka Emdr Neurofeedback, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA
Niina Kuukka Emdr Neurofeedback
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Many of us run into stuck points throughout of lives. Whether we are getting caught in cycles of negative thoughts, ruminating on our past, or feeling weighed down by distressing emotions, these patterns influence and disrupt the rhythm of our lives. Often times, negative life events that created changes in our body, mind, and brain can be the root cause of many of the patterns that we feel stuck in. By going back to address these life events, we can then move forward and develop more constructive patterns that help us get back into the desired rhythm of our lives.
Many of us run into stuck points throughout of lives. Whether we are getting caught in cycles of negative thoughts, ruminating on our past, or feeling weighed down by distressing emotions, these patterns influence and disrupt the rhythm of our lives. Often times, negative life events that created changes in our body, mind, and brain can be the root cause of many of the patterns that we feel stuck in. By going back to address these life events, we can then move forward and develop more constructive patterns that help us get back into the desired rhythm of our lives.
(650) 629-2214 View (650) 629-2214
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Harry Motro - Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, PC
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
(408) 824-7367 View (408) 824-7367
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Cassie Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95154  (Online Only)
Do you feel pressure to “have it all together”? You might feel stuck personally or professionally but unsure how to make a move forward out of fear, self-doubt, or shame. With the stress of today's world, I help people take a closer look at what no longer serves them and how to build the life and relationships you want. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. I also have a passion for men’s mental health as I have found that men can struggle to find a place where they feel heard, understood, and validated without judgment; and I work to cultivate a safe and supportive space for all.
Do you feel pressure to “have it all together”? You might feel stuck personally or professionally but unsure how to make a move forward out of fear, self-doubt, or shame. With the stress of today's world, I help people take a closer look at what no longer serves them and how to build the life and relationships you want. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. I also have a passion for men’s mental health as I have found that men can struggle to find a place where they feel heard, understood, and validated without judgment; and I work to cultivate a safe and supportive space for all.
(408) 214-6354 View (408) 214-6354
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Dr. Randi Fredricks, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
First and foremost, therapy should make you feel cared for. A therapist needs to be insightful and honest with a huge dose of compassion. I always remember that it’s not easy for someone to reach out for help. I have over 17 years experience providing psychotherapy and counseling. I provide therapy for adults with anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, grief and loss, addiction, intimacy, spiritual growth, and difficult life transitions. In addition to being a psychotherapist, I’m a best-selling author of several books and a published researcher. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I work in collaboration with clients,
First and foremost, therapy should make you feel cared for. A therapist needs to be insightful and honest with a huge dose of compassion. I always remember that it’s not easy for someone to reach out for help. I have over 17 years experience providing psychotherapy and counseling. I provide therapy for adults with anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, grief and loss, addiction, intimacy, spiritual growth, and difficult life transitions. In addition to being a psychotherapist, I’m a best-selling author of several books and a published researcher. My approach to therapy is person-centered. I work in collaboration with clients,
(408) 351-0938 View (408) 351-0938
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Grace Kim- Hur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with a background specializing in severe behavioral issues and relationship issues. I work with a variety of approaches from CBT, EFT to Psychodynamic approach depending on my patient's needs and what I feel is most effective. In addition I create individual treatment plans to match my patient's goals. Together we can create a safe space and begin your journey in understanding your current issues or concerns. Explore where they may have stemmed from, and how they are currently effecting your life. I believe anyone's goal in therapy would be to heal and ignite awareness to live a more fulfilling life.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with a background specializing in severe behavioral issues and relationship issues. I work with a variety of approaches from CBT, EFT to Psychodynamic approach depending on my patient's needs and what I feel is most effective. In addition I create individual treatment plans to match my patient's goals. Together we can create a safe space and begin your journey in understanding your current issues or concerns. Explore where they may have stemmed from, and how they are currently effecting your life. I believe anyone's goal in therapy would be to heal and ignite awareness to live a more fulfilling life.
(408) 351-7563 View (408) 351-7563
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Jose location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(408) 755-3671 View (408) 755-3671
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Shereen Mohsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
(408) 796-1251 View (408) 796-1251
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Holly Hopkins Shah
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Thank you for visiting my profile. You're looking for a therapist because either you or a loved one is in some distress. I can help. I have experience in treating many issues one faces that produces some distress from relationship problems, trauma or family difficulties to depression, anxiety and grief.
Thank you for visiting my profile. You're looking for a therapist because either you or a loved one is in some distress. I can help. I have experience in treating many issues one faces that produces some distress from relationship problems, trauma or family difficulties to depression, anxiety and grief.
(408) 628-1618 View (408) 628-1618
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Ed Sarrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I want to work closely with my clients to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship. Clients who are facing difficulties in their lives, and who feel that they need to make changes in their relationships with others and with themselves, will find in their work with me a compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental and empathic listener.
I want to work closely with my clients to develop a collaborative and respectful relationship. Clients who are facing difficulties in their lives, and who feel that they need to make changes in their relationships with others and with themselves, will find in their work with me a compassionate, supportive, non-judgmental and empathic listener.
(408) 583-5275 View (408) 583-5275
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Suzanne Hamasaki
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
There are times in everyone's life when we experience challenges and difficulties. Whether it be problems in our relationships or adjusting to a life transition, these challenges may affect our well-being, but they can also present an opportunity for growth and positive change.
There are times in everyone's life when we experience challenges and difficulties. Whether it be problems in our relationships or adjusting to a life transition, these challenges may affect our well-being, but they can also present an opportunity for growth and positive change.
(408) 762-4179 View (408) 762-4179
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Margot Minnium
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
(408) 409-8866 View (408) 409-8866

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Number of Therapists in San Jose, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in San Jose, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Stress
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum

How Therapists in San Jose, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Jose?

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.