Therapists in Berwyn, IL

Photo of Monica Umlauf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berwyn, IL
Monica Umlauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
I believe that most people, at some point in their lives, may face challenging issues, be it job or family stress, relationship issues, death, or illness. My philosophy as a practitioner is to help those dealing with such issues to find support and help in facilitating change where it is needed in order to relieve some of the strain and enhance life experiences. My style is compassionate and individualized. While therapy should always be a forward progress, the pace of each person's therapy should be suited to the individual.
I believe that most people, at some point in their lives, may face challenging issues, be it job or family stress, relationship issues, death, or illness. My philosophy as a practitioner is to help those dealing with such issues to find support and help in facilitating change where it is needed in order to relieve some of the strain and enhance life experiences. My style is compassionate and individualized. While therapy should always be a forward progress, the pace of each person's therapy should be suited to the individual.
(708) 695-8788 View (708) 695-8788
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Carrie Shalosky
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
My theoretical orientation is a holistic and diversified approach based on current research, best practice, and evidence-based treatment. I value integrating the total well-being of the individual to assist in accessing their greatest potential for change and sense of purpose. I understand that individuals and their situations are unique, and my counseling methodology is responsive to the personal needs and learning styles of the client.
My theoretical orientation is a holistic and diversified approach based on current research, best practice, and evidence-based treatment. I value integrating the total well-being of the individual to assist in accessing their greatest potential for change and sense of purpose. I understand that individuals and their situations are unique, and my counseling methodology is responsive to the personal needs and learning styles of the client.
(708) 286-5800 View (708) 286-5800
Photo of Dr. Tab Shamsi, Psychologist in Berwyn, IL
Dr. Tab Shamsi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
The successful outcome of therapy is change that makes your life more meaningful. For most people, this means changing how we deal with difficulty, choosing different actions, and focusing our attention on what truly matters. I believe that using an evidence-based approach to treatment can make this a reality for most people. Having worked with hundreds of clients over my career, I have found that it is possible to quickly improve your life with the right tools that help you build the necessary skills. If you are hesitant about an unending commitment to therapy but believe you can benefit from change, our work will be productive.
The successful outcome of therapy is change that makes your life more meaningful. For most people, this means changing how we deal with difficulty, choosing different actions, and focusing our attention on what truly matters. I believe that using an evidence-based approach to treatment can make this a reality for most people. Having worked with hundreds of clients over my career, I have found that it is possible to quickly improve your life with the right tools that help you build the necessary skills. If you are hesitant about an unending commitment to therapy but believe you can benefit from change, our work will be productive.
(773) 839-9963 View (773) 839-9963
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Stephanie Herrera
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
Life is never straightforward, and we are often left facing changes that are both surprising and difficult to navigate. Our routines are thrown off and we find ourselves living life in ways that we never imagined. Yet, as uncertain as it all may feel, we try to manage these struggles as best we can. It is through the turmoil we encounter and the perseverance that follows that we truly learn the essence of our souls. Whether you're at crossroads, distressed over troubled relationships, facing difficult challenges. or looking for meaning in life, I can work with you as you explore through your journey of self-discovery.
Life is never straightforward, and we are often left facing changes that are both surprising and difficult to navigate. Our routines are thrown off and we find ourselves living life in ways that we never imagined. Yet, as uncertain as it all may feel, we try to manage these struggles as best we can. It is through the turmoil we encounter and the perseverance that follows that we truly learn the essence of our souls. Whether you're at crossroads, distressed over troubled relationships, facing difficult challenges. or looking for meaning in life, I can work with you as you explore through your journey of self-discovery.
(708) 972-0865 View (708) 972-0865
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Salvador Montes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PEL, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
Tweens and teens face many stressors just like anyone else. They experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma all while juggling the demands of school, home life, and peers. I work with primarily emerging adults, teens, and tweens because I understand how challenging life can be at this stage in life. I also understand that pets can teach us important lessons in life, so I have my own canine partner, Luigi the Therapy Dog. I value practicing pet-assisted therapy and Luigi often likes to make appearances on our telehealth sessions!
Tweens and teens face many stressors just like anyone else. They experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma all while juggling the demands of school, home life, and peers. I work with primarily emerging adults, teens, and tweens because I understand how challenging life can be at this stage in life. I also understand that pets can teach us important lessons in life, so I have my own canine partner, Luigi the Therapy Dog. I value practicing pet-assisted therapy and Luigi often likes to make appearances on our telehealth sessions!
(708) 847-5571 View (708) 847-5571
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Reena Hilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
My ideal client is looking for a strength-based approach to treatment - not just a focus on "problems." I believe that you already possess many skills and abilities that simply need to be unlocked to overcome your difficulties. I am passionate about helping others and consider myself to be a champion for social justice and working with clients who might come from marginalized communities or face discrimination or harassment. My ideal client is looking for a partner to help them in the change process - someone who will point out blind spots and provide practical steps to deal with their problems.
My ideal client is looking for a strength-based approach to treatment - not just a focus on "problems." I believe that you already possess many skills and abilities that simply need to be unlocked to overcome your difficulties. I am passionate about helping others and consider myself to be a champion for social justice and working with clients who might come from marginalized communities or face discrimination or harassment. My ideal client is looking for a partner to help them in the change process - someone who will point out blind spots and provide practical steps to deal with their problems.
(708) 942-8493 View (708) 942-8493
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Trevor Gregerson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
I have experience working with a wide range of different diagnoses including; Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, and ASPD. I work with clients from ages 12 and up. I have helped clients manage major life transitions, relationship problems, grief and loss, and other life challenges. I use a multicultural lens when working with each client. I see each client as an expert of their lived experience. For me, therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients achieve their own goals.
I have experience working with a wide range of different diagnoses including; Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, and ASPD. I work with clients from ages 12 and up. I have helped clients manage major life transitions, relationship problems, grief and loss, and other life challenges. I use a multicultural lens when working with each client. I see each client as an expert of their lived experience. For me, therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients achieve their own goals.
(708) 866-1491 View (708) 866-1491
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Mich Britton
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Individuals and relationships are dynamic; you may have received messages from people in the world that have you questioning parts of yourself. Integrating authentic, complex parts of yourself can help you feel more full and move you towards meaning and vitality. I provide a warm grounded environment to help you explore your unique experiences and identities with self-compassion and curiosity, even if what you are feeling is overwhelming or hard to talk about.
Individuals and relationships are dynamic; you may have received messages from people in the world that have you questioning parts of yourself. Integrating authentic, complex parts of yourself can help you feel more full and move you towards meaning and vitality. I provide a warm grounded environment to help you explore your unique experiences and identities with self-compassion and curiosity, even if what you are feeling is overwhelming or hard to talk about.
(708) 722-0668 View (708) 722-0668
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Fernanda Maytorena-Unger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS VIA TELEHEALTH ONLY! The struggle is real!! Through the years, I’ve witnessed a great deal of challenges individuals from diverse backgrounds face. These struggles range from stress management, anxiety, and depression, to trauma experiences that impact the way we function affecting our mind, body, and soul significantly. Mental Health looks, feels and manifests differently for each individual.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS VIA TELEHEALTH ONLY! The struggle is real!! Through the years, I’ve witnessed a great deal of challenges individuals from diverse backgrounds face. These struggles range from stress management, anxiety, and depression, to trauma experiences that impact the way we function affecting our mind, body, and soul significantly. Mental Health looks, feels and manifests differently for each individual.
(708) 350-6143 View (708) 350-6143
Photo of Crystal Campos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berwyn, IL
Crystal Campos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Change is hard and as we get older we are faced with inevitable changes in life. Those can include a new job, a death in our family, change in careers or even becoming a parent. Life transitions, grief and traumatic experiences can feel overwhelming and can cause a lot of suffering. It can feel especially difficult when we don’t have a support system that helps us feel safe, validate or heard. It is important to be able to build self-compassion and find coping skills that allow us to respond to life’s adversities.
Change is hard and as we get older we are faced with inevitable changes in life. Those can include a new job, a death in our family, change in careers or even becoming a parent. Life transitions, grief and traumatic experiences can feel overwhelming and can cause a lot of suffering. It can feel especially difficult when we don’t have a support system that helps us feel safe, validate or heard. It is important to be able to build self-compassion and find coping skills that allow us to respond to life’s adversities.
(708) 726-3754 View (708) 726-3754
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Jennifer Zerfowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
(708) 419-4738 View (708) 419-4738
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Carmen Ochoa-Galindo
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
Life can be overwhelming, so many things coming at us from all different directions. You want support but don't want to be judged or criticized. You want to change or improve something about yourself but not sure what or where to start. This is where someone like me can step in and provide support and guidance in an empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering way. My job is not to tell you what to do, but to collaborate with you. I strive to provide a safe space for you to feel comfortable to talk about anything and everything. We are all a work in progress.
Life can be overwhelming, so many things coming at us from all different directions. You want support but don't want to be judged or criticized. You want to change or improve something about yourself but not sure what or where to start. This is where someone like me can step in and provide support and guidance in an empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering way. My job is not to tell you what to do, but to collaborate with you. I strive to provide a safe space for you to feel comfortable to talk about anything and everything. We are all a work in progress.
(708) 683-4365 View (708) 683-4365
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Sandra Montes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, PEL
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
You haven't been feeling like yourself lately. Family and friends have noticed the difference and you have too, but you just aren't sure how to change, or if you want to change. You have been feeling alone and scared. You are physically tired and have been getting more aches and pains, but your aren't sure why. You are hurting. You aren't sure what might help.
You haven't been feeling like yourself lately. Family and friends have noticed the difference and you have too, but you just aren't sure how to change, or if you want to change. You have been feeling alone and scared. You are physically tired and have been getting more aches and pains, but your aren't sure why. You are hurting. You aren't sure what might help.
(708) 501-6757 View (708) 501-6757
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Tasha Quinn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At times, life can feel like it is not going as it should. So often the experience of overwhelming feelings, discomfort or unmet expectations can leave you feeling an incredible amount of shame, guilt, embarrassment or confusion. You may even find yourself isolating or doing things to avoid feeling the full extent of your discomfort, which often doesn’t fix things. This is a common experience, and a time where it can be helpful to allow someone like myself to support you in making sense of what is happening, and to work through whatever you are feeling.
At times, life can feel like it is not going as it should. So often the experience of overwhelming feelings, discomfort or unmet expectations can leave you feeling an incredible amount of shame, guilt, embarrassment or confusion. You may even find yourself isolating or doing things to avoid feeling the full extent of your discomfort, which often doesn’t fix things. This is a common experience, and a time where it can be helpful to allow someone like myself to support you in making sense of what is happening, and to work through whatever you are feeling.
(708) 576-4598 View (708) 576-4598
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Mindful Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
Our experienced therapists will help you overcome the obstacles and difficulties that keep you from whole health and wellness. Therapy is an opportunity to change your life and heal on the deepest level. We offer therapy both in person and online via a secure telehealth platform. We have both male and female therapists and Spanish Speaking therapists. Founded in 2016, the mission of Mindful Wellness is to help people feel better and lead more fulfilling lives. Our skilled team of therapists are trained in techniques proven to relieve discomfort and actualize long lasting change.
Our experienced therapists will help you overcome the obstacles and difficulties that keep you from whole health and wellness. Therapy is an opportunity to change your life and heal on the deepest level. We offer therapy both in person and online via a secure telehealth platform. We have both male and female therapists and Spanish Speaking therapists. Founded in 2016, the mission of Mindful Wellness is to help people feel better and lead more fulfilling lives. Our skilled team of therapists are trained in techniques proven to relieve discomfort and actualize long lasting change.
(708) 742-6709 View (708) 742-6709
Photo of Ignacio Perez Arizmendi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berwyn, IL
Ignacio Perez Arizmendi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Are you feeling down, anxious and worried all the time? Have you been distancing yourself from your favorite activities and relationships? Have you experienced sudden fear, rage, and panic? Have you felt nausea, headaches, or palpitations? Although these emotions are normal reactions in our bodies, sometimes they can manifest out of context, place or time and they can be overwhelming. Intergenerational trauma can affect the way we think, act, and feel, especially in people who identify as BIPOC. EMDR and Flash techniques can help you get relief from these symptoms.
Are you feeling down, anxious and worried all the time? Have you been distancing yourself from your favorite activities and relationships? Have you experienced sudden fear, rage, and panic? Have you felt nausea, headaches, or palpitations? Although these emotions are normal reactions in our bodies, sometimes they can manifest out of context, place or time and they can be overwhelming. Intergenerational trauma can affect the way we think, act, and feel, especially in people who identify as BIPOC. EMDR and Flash techniques can help you get relief from these symptoms.
(708) 847-7386 View (708) 847-7386
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Skye Bierton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several diverse settings, which has given me a unique therapeutic approach. I am passionate about working with individuals who have felt unseen and misunderstood. My intention is to create a space where you feel safe and empowered to stand with the feelings that continue to cause you pain, fear, or discomfort.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in several diverse settings, which has given me a unique therapeutic approach. I am passionate about working with individuals who have felt unseen and misunderstood. My intention is to create a space where you feel safe and empowered to stand with the feelings that continue to cause you pain, fear, or discomfort.
(708) 627-9748 View (708) 627-9748
Photo of Jolene Altman Mindful Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Berwyn, IL
Jolene Altman Mindful Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
Over the years of working with people in intense times of pain, conflict, loss, and hopelessness, I have been shown that people possess the ability to heal when given the opportunity in a safe environment. Working with adults in a variety of capacities, I have the perspective that through empowering relationships, people are better able to access growth, understanding, and positive change. Through compassion, reflection and understanding patterns of behavior, I facilitate a collaborative process of identifying goals, working toward self-understanding, and ultimately actualizing changes that people desire.
Over the years of working with people in intense times of pain, conflict, loss, and hopelessness, I have been shown that people possess the ability to heal when given the opportunity in a safe environment. Working with adults in a variety of capacities, I have the perspective that through empowering relationships, people are better able to access growth, understanding, and positive change. Through compassion, reflection and understanding patterns of behavior, I facilitate a collaborative process of identifying goals, working toward self-understanding, and ultimately actualizing changes that people desire.
(708) 290-7906 View (708) 290-7906
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Fernando Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CODP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
(708) 340-6278 View (708) 340-6278
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Legends Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, CGT, CTDM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA community or an ally? Have you struggled to find a therapist who is engaging and focused on change? Are you a geek who feels unheard, over-diagnosed for your hobbies and passions, and enjoy creative endeavors like table-top RPGs, video games, and board games? I view my role as a lantern in the dark. It is challenging to walk around in the dark without any sense of direction before you find a lantern sitting on a stool. It is up to you to decide to pick up the lantern, to use it to guide your path through the dark, walk the path, overcome the barriers before you, and find mental wellness.
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA community or an ally? Have you struggled to find a therapist who is engaging and focused on change? Are you a geek who feels unheard, over-diagnosed for your hobbies and passions, and enjoy creative endeavors like table-top RPGs, video games, and board games? I view my role as a lantern in the dark. It is challenging to walk around in the dark without any sense of direction before you find a lantern sitting on a stool. It is up to you to decide to pick up the lantern, to use it to guide your path through the dark, walk the path, overcome the barriers before you, and find mental wellness.
(773) 362-2657 View (773) 362-2657

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Berwyn, IL

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Berwyn, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
65% Self Esteem
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Cigna and Evernorth
48% Aetna

How Therapists in Berwyn, IL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Berwyn?

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.