Therapists in Washington, DC

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Mickie Simon, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I work with individuals and families providing supportive psychotherapy to address life transitions, anxiety, depression, loss and parenting challenges. In addition, I also provide individual and group supervision for therapists and psychologists. After working at Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Clinic and then at Children's National Medical Center in Outpatient Psychiatry, I have been working in private practice for over fifteen years.
I work with individuals and families providing supportive psychotherapy to address life transitions, anxiety, depression, loss and parenting challenges. In addition, I also provide individual and group supervision for therapists and psychologists. After working at Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Clinic and then at Children's National Medical Center in Outpatient Psychiatry, I have been working in private practice for over fifteen years.
(202) 601-3272 View (202) 601-3272
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Abena Habia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
My therapy style is to meet clients where they are and provide a safe space to be their authentic selves through a culturally meaningful lens. I am passionate about supporting clients from all cultural backgrounds to overcome obstacles preventing them from being the best version of themselves. During our sessions, we would explore how your thoughts and past experiences trigger your mood-related symptoms. I believe a strategy for therapy should not be a cookie-cutter approach, therefore, together, we would explore interventions and coping techniques to meet your needs while utilizing your strengths.
My therapy style is to meet clients where they are and provide a safe space to be their authentic selves through a culturally meaningful lens. I am passionate about supporting clients from all cultural backgrounds to overcome obstacles preventing them from being the best version of themselves. During our sessions, we would explore how your thoughts and past experiences trigger your mood-related symptoms. I believe a strategy for therapy should not be a cookie-cutter approach, therefore, together, we would explore interventions and coping techniques to meet your needs while utilizing your strengths.
(202) 570-7042 View (202) 570-7042
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Lara Cox
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives.
(202) 681-0974 View (202) 681-0974
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David Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, LMSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20011
I work with adults experiencing anxiety or depression, the effects of past trauma, relationship issues, or life transitions. I also work with clients who want to work through experiences of grief or are looking to strengthen their personal identities. Therapy can help you get unstuck in any of these areas, support you in creating your own life story, and assist you in feeling better and more in control.
I work with adults experiencing anxiety or depression, the effects of past trauma, relationship issues, or life transitions. I also work with clients who want to work through experiences of grief or are looking to strengthen their personal identities. Therapy can help you get unstuck in any of these areas, support you in creating your own life story, and assist you in feeling better and more in control.
(202) 851-2670 View (202) 851-2670
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Chasity Deal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Chasity's ideal client(s) are motivated, open, and willing to work with her and with themselves to achieve their wellness goals. Chasity's clients may be experiencing anxiety or trauma; they may be struggling with self-esteem, self-image, self-love, self-worth, and/or confidence. They may have difficulty coping with certain feelings or regulating.There may be particular life changes or transitions that have her clients feeling lost, misunderstood, or unheard. They may just need an open-minded, non-judgmental person to talk to. Chasity's clients work beyond the scope of their sessions to implement and incorporate the different tools
Chasity's ideal client(s) are motivated, open, and willing to work with her and with themselves to achieve their wellness goals. Chasity's clients may be experiencing anxiety or trauma; they may be struggling with self-esteem, self-image, self-love, self-worth, and/or confidence. They may have difficulty coping with certain feelings or regulating.There may be particular life changes or transitions that have her clients feeling lost, misunderstood, or unheard. They may just need an open-minded, non-judgmental person to talk to. Chasity's clients work beyond the scope of their sessions to implement and incorporate the different tools
(202) 517-8528 View (202) 517-8528
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John Hite
PsyD, MEd, NCSP
Verified
Washington, DC 20012
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
(301) 327-2784 View (301) 327-2784
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Erica (Suh) Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
(202) 932-7255 View (202) 932-7255
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Aaliyah J Muhammad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, TCYM, EMDR
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients -- With over 10 years of experience working with at risk youth, substance users, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, families in conflict, those with interpersonal relationships struggles, work-life balance challenges, grief, depression, and anxiety. Most of the clients I work with seek relief from stress, confusion, feelings associated with grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, struggles related to change/adjustment, and feelings of stagnation.
Not Accepting New Clients -- With over 10 years of experience working with at risk youth, substance users, trauma survivors, the LGBTQ community, families in conflict, those with interpersonal relationships struggles, work-life balance challenges, grief, depression, and anxiety. Most of the clients I work with seek relief from stress, confusion, feelings associated with grief/loss, low self-esteem, hopelessness, struggles related to change/adjustment, and feelings of stagnation.
(844) 663-7245 View (844) 663-7245
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Jinny Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
What does it actually mean to be human? I like to think of myself as an introspective and critical thinker. By no means am I smarter than anyone else in the room, and I never want to have a dialogue that turns into a debate. So how does this question get answered? One way that I have come to appreciate the conversation is to listen to people's thoughts and processes of how they are trying to get to the answer.
What does it actually mean to be human? I like to think of myself as an introspective and critical thinker. By no means am I smarter than anyone else in the room, and I never want to have a dialogue that turns into a debate. So how does this question get answered? One way that I have come to appreciate the conversation is to listen to people's thoughts and processes of how they are trying to get to the answer.
(202) 929-5283 View (202) 929-5283
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Anna Kathryn Griffith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20011  (Online Only)
Asking for support can be a challenging and important way to honor yourself and your needs. Let’s build on that courage, curiosity for change and motivation. For many people, trauma, anxiety and/or depression can impede connecting and living fully. Experiences of loneliness, burnout and hopelessness can be overpowering. I believe change is possible and trust - with your therapist, with yourself and your loved ones - can be a key part of healing. I want therapy to be a space where you can express yourself and feel empowered and grounded. We can balance between time to use coping skills and space for reflection or exploration.
Asking for support can be a challenging and important way to honor yourself and your needs. Let’s build on that courage, curiosity for change and motivation. For many people, trauma, anxiety and/or depression can impede connecting and living fully. Experiences of loneliness, burnout and hopelessness can be overpowering. I believe change is possible and trust - with your therapist, with yourself and your loved ones - can be a key part of healing. I want therapy to be a space where you can express yourself and feel empowered and grounded. We can balance between time to use coping skills and space for reflection or exploration.
(844) 479-5657 View (844) 479-5657
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Rachel B Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
Welcome to my practice! I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington DC. I provide confidential individual, group and couples therapy to adult and adolescent clients. I have experience working with a diverse clientele and welcome individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. In my practice, I work as a generalist and treat individuals and couples on a wide variety of presenting issues and concerns, including relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, life and role transitions, and grief/loss.
(202) 759-3118 View (202) 759-3118
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Meryl S. Heyliger
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Seeking help for yourself or a child can be daunting and requires courage. I want to partner with you as you work to gain the life that you envision, help open possibilities and promote a mindset of strength, resilience and competence to tackle what may be getting in your way. As a Licensed Psychologist, with 20 years of experience as a school psychologist and counselor, I am dedicated to helping others understand and potentially change behavior and mindsets for improved functioning in settings, including work and school, and in relationships with others.
Seeking help for yourself or a child can be daunting and requires courage. I want to partner with you as you work to gain the life that you envision, help open possibilities and promote a mindset of strength, resilience and competence to tackle what may be getting in your way. As a Licensed Psychologist, with 20 years of experience as a school psychologist and counselor, I am dedicated to helping others understand and potentially change behavior and mindsets for improved functioning in settings, including work and school, and in relationships with others.
(202) 417-3054 View (202) 417-3054
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Michelle Sinkgraven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, or trapped by a past trauma? Curious about what it could mean for you to begin to feel more grounded and centered, less stuck? Therapy is a space to explore, name and learn from one's feelings and can be a tremendous gateway to healing and change. I aim to support clients in finding and believing in their strengths, listening to their emotions, creating healthy flexible boundaries and developing coping strategies. I specialize in grief and loss; trauma - including: abuse, neglect, PTSD; anxiety and depression. Together we co-create a space for self-awareness and self-compassion.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, or trapped by a past trauma? Curious about what it could mean for you to begin to feel more grounded and centered, less stuck? Therapy is a space to explore, name and learn from one's feelings and can be a tremendous gateway to healing and change. I aim to support clients in finding and believing in their strengths, listening to their emotions, creating healthy flexible boundaries and developing coping strategies. I specialize in grief and loss; trauma - including: abuse, neglect, PTSD; anxiety and depression. Together we co-create a space for self-awareness and self-compassion.
(202) 946-8131 View (202) 946-8131
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Leyla M. Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
With over 20 years of experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, and interpersonal issues. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy.
With over 20 years of experience, I provide psychotherapy for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, and interpersonal issues. I am on faculty at The Catholic University of America and the Washington School of Psychiatry where I continuously both learn and teach the latest findings in effective therapy.
(202) 559-4261 View (202) 559-4261
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Najiya Shanaa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I have two decades of experience working with people affected by trauma and assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, loss and grief, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adults of all ages who are in life transitions or who may feel stuck as they try to move forward professionally or in their personal relationships. My clients are a rich mix of all races, cultures, ages, genders/sexual identities and religions. I am personally aware of the multicultural social and relational issues that many face. In the end, what we all want is to find happiness in our lives.
I have two decades of experience working with people affected by trauma and assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, loss and grief, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. I enjoy working with adults of all ages who are in life transitions or who may feel stuck as they try to move forward professionally or in their personal relationships. My clients are a rich mix of all races, cultures, ages, genders/sexual identities and religions. I am personally aware of the multicultural social and relational issues that many face. In the end, what we all want is to find happiness in our lives.
(202) 915-7827 View (202) 915-7827
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Magda Jackson-Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Magda. Do you find that even after you've done all that you can think of to bring calm and quiet to your thoughts you still feel anxious and down? Do miss feeling unburdened from thoughts that cause you to judge yourself, and your choices? Do find yourself questioning your choices even when you feel sure of yourself? Do you consistently find yourself in relationships that don't make you feel safe or loved?
Hello and welcome! I'm Magda. Do you find that even after you've done all that you can think of to bring calm and quiet to your thoughts you still feel anxious and down? Do miss feeling unburdened from thoughts that cause you to judge yourself, and your choices? Do find yourself questioning your choices even when you feel sure of yourself? Do you consistently find yourself in relationships that don't make you feel safe or loved?
(855) 626-1759 View (855) 626-1759
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Jason Nicholsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
I started this virtual-based therapy practice so that I could connect with individuals struggling to feel connected in their lives. There are no judgements. Together, we can explore the resilience and strength you already have and take action towards a richer, fuller life.  I have a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with an eclectic mix of other evidence-informed interventions to support you and your goals.
(202) 568-8621 View (202) 568-8621
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Margot Lamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
No matter how much you do, that inner-voice insists, “you could be doing more.” You convince yourself you just need to work harder, sleep a little less, spread yourself more thin. Then you’ll finally feel that sense of accomplishment. But the more you do, the louder the voice gets. The weight of the constant stress is exhausting. The tension headache at the base of your skull won’t go away. You can’t control your emotions– the other day you blew up at your best friend. Your mother keeps calling; she’s worried about you. You’ve sacrificed so much, but don’t know what it’s all for. This can’t go on.
No matter how much you do, that inner-voice insists, “you could be doing more.” You convince yourself you just need to work harder, sleep a little less, spread yourself more thin. Then you’ll finally feel that sense of accomplishment. But the more you do, the louder the voice gets. The weight of the constant stress is exhausting. The tension headache at the base of your skull won’t go away. You can’t control your emotions– the other day you blew up at your best friend. Your mother keeps calling; she’s worried about you. You’ve sacrificed so much, but don’t know what it’s all for. This can’t go on.
(202) 875-5861 View (202) 875-5861
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Elaine Mazanec
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I am a psychotherapist located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, offering individual, group, and couples therapy. I have a diverse practice and enjoy working with men and women to help them grow from within and improve the relationship they have with both themselves and others. Often, our sense of self is formed by our earliest relationships. In the therapeutic relationship, we can learn to cultivate a healthier, clearer sense of self. I create a warm, empathetic space where clients can learn to better understand themselves, let go of self-limiting beliefs, and build healthy coping mechanisms.
I am a psychotherapist located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, offering individual, group, and couples therapy. I have a diverse practice and enjoy working with men and women to help them grow from within and improve the relationship they have with both themselves and others. Often, our sense of self is formed by our earliest relationships. In the therapeutic relationship, we can learn to cultivate a healthier, clearer sense of self. I create a warm, empathetic space where clients can learn to better understand themselves, let go of self-limiting beliefs, and build healthy coping mechanisms.
(202) 952-8118 View (202) 952-8118
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Tabitha Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Hello There! Welcome to your journey to healing. I specialize in challenges faced by women and families. From generational trauma to life transitions and more, my desire is to get you the healing needed from your past and present traumas that have impacted your ability to grow. In our sessions, we focus on getting you exactly where you want to be: full of life and ready to thrive!
Hello There! Welcome to your journey to healing. I specialize in challenges faced by women and families. From generational trauma to life transitions and more, my desire is to get you the healing needed from your past and present traumas that have impacted your ability to grow. In our sessions, we focus on getting you exactly where you want to be: full of life and ready to thrive!
(202) 949-6485 x800 View (202) 949-6485 x800

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Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

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.