Therapists in South End, Springfield, MA

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Jennifer Clark-Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MEd, MFT, MHC, CTP
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Hi. I'm Jennifer Clark-Harris. I am a Masters Level Marriage and Family Therapist/ Mental Health Clinician. In other words I am someone who has tools to help people create the changes they seek in their lives and their relationships. You don't have to walk the journey of life alone.
Hi. I'm Jennifer Clark-Harris. I am a Masters Level Marriage and Family Therapist/ Mental Health Clinician. In other words I am someone who has tools to help people create the changes they seek in their lives and their relationships. You don't have to walk the journey of life alone.
(413) 402-6936 View (413) 402-6936
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Dr. Shanda M. Lazare
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01108  (Online Only)
Accepting New Intakes Now! I believe that life is built on our relationships with each other and to ourselves. The relationship to ourselves is the one we often forget about. Life has a funny way of reminding us that we are not perfect and many things are out of our control. This can cause us to become afraid, angry, irritable, depressed, overbearing, rebellious, tearful.....But, then what? It is often the case that we like to avoid difficult feelings and hope that they will go away on their own. Sometimes they do...and sometimes they don't.
Accepting New Intakes Now! I believe that life is built on our relationships with each other and to ourselves. The relationship to ourselves is the one we often forget about. Life has a funny way of reminding us that we are not perfect and many things are out of our control. This can cause us to become afraid, angry, irritable, depressed, overbearing, rebellious, tearful.....But, then what? It is often the case that we like to avoid difficult feelings and hope that they will go away on their own. Sometimes they do...and sometimes they don't.
(413) 327-9638 View (413) 327-9638
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Wicked Smart Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01115  (Online Only)
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
Maybe you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or something else entirely. Things friends and family aren’t equipped to help you deal with. I can help. I’m Doug Maesk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I was born and raised in New England, and lived there for 30 years. So I get you. I understand your experience. I know what it's like. As the old saying goes, “you can take the boy out of New England but you can't take New England out of the boy.”
(617) 829-9928 View (617) 829-9928
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Donna Scott
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar and substance abuse issues. I work with adults of all professional levels who may be struggling at work, have parenting issues or problems with their relationships. I also work with low needs neurotypical people. I help people who are feeling stuck, who have a sense of where they want to go or how they want to feel, but may not have the momentum, confidence, or motivation they need to get there. Together we clarify your goals, get to know the inner and outer obstacles you face, and develop your strengths and tools for moving forward.
Hello, I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I treat depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar and substance abuse issues. I work with adults of all professional levels who may be struggling at work, have parenting issues or problems with their relationships. I also work with low needs neurotypical people. I help people who are feeling stuck, who have a sense of where they want to go or how they want to feel, but may not have the momentum, confidence, or motivation they need to get there. Together we clarify your goals, get to know the inner and outer obstacles you face, and develop your strengths and tools for moving forward.
(781) 694-6982 View (781) 694-6982
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Dot Earley
Counselor, LMHC, MA, CMHIMP
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Looking for a therapist can be a daunting task in itself. You have taken the first step towards true self care! Every-day life can present us with a multitude of stressors and challenges. Therapy is a valuable way to develop abilities for coping, growth, and self-understanding. It is often a process of discovering additional ways of solving problems and of gaining new awareness about yourself and your life. Therapy is a collaborative effort requiring trust and a positive and open therapeutic relationship, with the goal of experiencing a sense of well-being, personal growth and inner peace.
Looking for a therapist can be a daunting task in itself. You have taken the first step towards true self care! Every-day life can present us with a multitude of stressors and challenges. Therapy is a valuable way to develop abilities for coping, growth, and self-understanding. It is often a process of discovering additional ways of solving problems and of gaining new awareness about yourself and your life. Therapy is a collaborative effort requiring trust and a positive and open therapeutic relationship, with the goal of experiencing a sense of well-being, personal growth and inner peace.
(413) 216-6366 View (413) 216-6366
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Mark Belluardo-Crosby
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
My approach is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that takes client goals and utilizes techniques to accomplish the desired objectives. It is a collaborative, reality-based method informed by mindfulness and life-coaching strategies. This is a holistic approach and can last for 12 sessions or longer based on client’s choice. I encourage and assign homework between sessions and am always open to new ideas that will assist in your growth. I hope to work myself out of a job by sharing treatments and tools that equip you to cope with the daily living of life.
My approach is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that takes client goals and utilizes techniques to accomplish the desired objectives. It is a collaborative, reality-based method informed by mindfulness and life-coaching strategies. This is a holistic approach and can last for 12 sessions or longer based on client’s choice. I encourage and assign homework between sessions and am always open to new ideas that will assist in your growth. I hope to work myself out of a job by sharing treatments and tools that equip you to cope with the daily living of life.
(978) 999-1656 View (978) 999-1656
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Deborah J Merriman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
If you are looking to change and need someone to encourage, support and guide you, I am a seasoned therapist who utilizes a coaching style which is directive, educational and compassionate.
If you are looking to change and need someone to encourage, support and guide you, I am a seasoned therapist who utilizes a coaching style which is directive, educational and compassionate.
(413) 268-6115 View (413) 268-6115
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Albert Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Not accepting new clients
Deciding to seek help and searching for a therapist is a difficult step but one that can lead the way to a path of relief. If you are ready to address life's situation whether it be managing anxiety; raising a challenging child ; working through a troubled relationship or navigating difficulty at work, we can jointly address these issues. I believe that clients are capable and competent. I offer confidential , no cost phone consultation where you can get your questions answered. The office is located downtown Hartford with a dedicated parking space for clients. Day and evening appointments are available.
Deciding to seek help and searching for a therapist is a difficult step but one that can lead the way to a path of relief. If you are ready to address life's situation whether it be managing anxiety; raising a challenging child ; working through a troubled relationship or navigating difficulty at work, we can jointly address these issues. I believe that clients are capable and competent. I offer confidential , no cost phone consultation where you can get your questions answered. The office is located downtown Hartford with a dedicated parking space for clients. Day and evening appointments are available.
(860) 724-4085 View (860) 724-4085
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Laura Schulke
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South End, Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
Life long worrier? Start here. I'm an anxiety specialist (worry, panic, OCD, phobias, social, health) and I'd love to help you feel better. Are you feeling exhausted by your looping anxiety? Always tense, crabby or weepy? Avoiding people or resisting a change? Perhaps you're worried about how much you're worrying, feeling uncomfortably inflexible or intensely worried about your health. You're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, emotionally fried. You're here because anxiety has been a bully and it's time to push back. You're ready to connect to the joy and meaning in your life, instead of working so hard to escape stress and anxiety.
Life long worrier? Start here. I'm an anxiety specialist (worry, panic, OCD, phobias, social, health) and I'd love to help you feel better. Are you feeling exhausted by your looping anxiety? Always tense, crabby or weepy? Avoiding people or resisting a change? Perhaps you're worried about how much you're worrying, feeling uncomfortably inflexible or intensely worried about your health. You're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, emotionally fried. You're here because anxiety has been a bully and it's time to push back. You're ready to connect to the joy and meaning in your life, instead of working so hard to escape stress and anxiety.
(774) 450-7567 View (774) 450-7567
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Amanda Klink
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South End, Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are a unique individual, and no other being across all of space and time has had your particular set of circumstances and experiences. That's why I find it so important to have an individualized, person-centered approach with each client. Whether you are facing a life-altering transition, feeling depressed or anxious, or processing past trauma, together we can choose from a variety of evidence-based techniques to develop the skills you need to improve your daily life.
You are a unique individual, and no other being across all of space and time has had your particular set of circumstances and experiences. That's why I find it so important to have an individualized, person-centered approach with each client. Whether you are facing a life-altering transition, feeling depressed or anxious, or processing past trauma, together we can choose from a variety of evidence-based techniques to develop the skills you need to improve your daily life.
(413) 225-8925 View (413) 225-8925
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Shalonda Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Therapy is much more than talking out your thoughts. I believe when engaged in therapy individuals feel supported, validated, empowered and encouraged to overcome or get through anything. Therapy is effective in dealing with a wide array of life’s most stressful issues including past trauma, anxiety, job or relationship issues, life transition, loss or just not feeling or functioning your best. I look forward to helping people build skills, think critically about their habits and work towards a better quality of life.
Therapy is much more than talking out your thoughts. I believe when engaged in therapy individuals feel supported, validated, empowered and encouraged to overcome or get through anything. Therapy is effective in dealing with a wide array of life’s most stressful issues including past trauma, anxiety, job or relationship issues, life transition, loss or just not feeling or functioning your best. I look forward to helping people build skills, think critically about their habits and work towards a better quality of life.
(413) 296-8916 View (413) 296-8916
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Molly E Moses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MTS, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Not accepting new clients
Humans are wacky, beautiful, awesome, creative, remarkable beings. When we have anchors within and outside of ourselves for safety, we can explore possibilities, feel organized and competent, and speak our minds and hearts. There are many forces that can inhibit our vitality. Sometimes, it can be hard to access feelings of curiosity, interest, motivation, connection, or being ourselves. But under the layers of what gets in our way, each of us is already here, already whole.
Humans are wacky, beautiful, awesome, creative, remarkable beings. When we have anchors within and outside of ourselves for safety, we can explore possibilities, feel organized and competent, and speak our minds and hearts. There are many forces that can inhibit our vitality. Sometimes, it can be hard to access feelings of curiosity, interest, motivation, connection, or being ourselves. But under the layers of what gets in our way, each of us is already here, already whole.
(413) 216-6447 View (413) 216-6447
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Renewed Mind Body & Spirit Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC1
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Adversity and struggle are situations that are common. The goal to avoid both would be ideal but that is not reality. Peace and calmness in the mist of adversity and struggle is a possible reality and what we will strive to help you achieve. My approach is client centered and you are the expert of your life. Together we will take a nonjudgemental look at what is going on in your life, what is working for you and what is not. In a safe environment we will help you put together a game plan allowing you to see what you need to change in order to get to where you see yourself and where you want to be.
Adversity and struggle are situations that are common. The goal to avoid both would be ideal but that is not reality. Peace and calmness in the mist of adversity and struggle is a possible reality and what we will strive to help you achieve. My approach is client centered and you are the expert of your life. Together we will take a nonjudgemental look at what is going on in your life, what is working for you and what is not. In a safe environment we will help you put together a game plan allowing you to see what you need to change in order to get to where you see yourself and where you want to be.
(413) 296-2814 View (413) 296-2814
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Jayson M Brunelle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CAGS, LPC
Verified
South End, Springfield, MA 01105
Are you a person of faith who has been experiencing difficulties in life? Have you found yourself asking, "If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there so much evil in the world, and in my own life?!" Have your emotions taken a turn for the worse? Do you find yourself depressed and/or anxious - more often than not? Have you been turning to alcohol and/or drugs to "kill the pain?" Are you plagued by, or living in, the past, and/or filled with fear and uncertainty regarding the future? Finally, do you want to find a way out of all the overwhelming & frustrating emotions that have been putting your life on "pause?"
Are you a person of faith who has been experiencing difficulties in life? Have you found yourself asking, "If God is all-good and all-powerful, why is there so much evil in the world, and in my own life?!" Have your emotions taken a turn for the worse? Do you find yourself depressed and/or anxious - more often than not? Have you been turning to alcohol and/or drugs to "kill the pain?" Are you plagued by, or living in, the past, and/or filled with fear and uncertainty regarding the future? Finally, do you want to find a way out of all the overwhelming & frustrating emotions that have been putting your life on "pause?"
(860) 362-2805 View (860) 362-2805
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Lisa Corcoran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
South End, Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
I have 25+ years of clinical experience, I specialize in providing support and therapy to adults navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues. I also have expertise in addressing life stressors, whether it's achieving a better work/life balance, managing life transitions, resolving family conflict or overcoming a career challenge. Are you seeking innovative strategies and a compassionate ally to address whatever challenges you are facing? I will give you tangible strategies that you can use everyday.
I have 25+ years of clinical experience, I specialize in providing support and therapy to adults navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues. I also have expertise in addressing life stressors, whether it's achieving a better work/life balance, managing life transitions, resolving family conflict or overcoming a career challenge. Are you seeking innovative strategies and a compassionate ally to address whatever challenges you are facing? I will give you tangible strategies that you can use everyday.
(860) 854-2978 View (860) 854-2978

Online Therapists

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Elizabeth Land
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Springfield, MA 01129
I work with women, men, non-binary people in all life stages facing complex struggles with the multitude of roles they may hold- parent, significant other, worker, family member. Does it seem like despite all all you give, peace of mind and happiness seems to allude you? Anxiety, depression, overwhelming frustration, perhaps even a tendency to numb the pain in unhealthy ways, all of it is crippling and inexplicable. Do you know how this feels? Are you ready to face these challenges and learn a better way to do this thing called life?
I work with women, men, non-binary people in all life stages facing complex struggles with the multitude of roles they may hold- parent, significant other, worker, family member. Does it seem like despite all all you give, peace of mind and happiness seems to allude you? Anxiety, depression, overwhelming frustration, perhaps even a tendency to numb the pain in unhealthy ways, all of it is crippling and inexplicable. Do you know how this feels? Are you ready to face these challenges and learn a better way to do this thing called life?
(413) 267-6684 View (413) 267-6684
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Wendy Budwey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Springfield, MA 01129  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a collaborative venture between the therapist and the client. I have work with very diverse populations including homeless and incarcerated individuals, chronically mentally ill individuals, and clients wanting to achieve improved functioning in their lives. I create a person-in-environment perspective that helps clients develop coping skills to improve their functioning in all areas of their live
I believe that therapy is a collaborative venture between the therapist and the client. I have work with very diverse populations including homeless and incarcerated individuals, chronically mentally ill individuals, and clients wanting to achieve improved functioning in their lives. I create a person-in-environment perspective that helps clients develop coping skills to improve their functioning in all areas of their live
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Golden 3 Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Springfield, MA 01105  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
This is my life's work & I am thrilled to be a part of your journey. My experience has included outpatient, college counseling, mental health centers, residential, multiple non-profit settings, & schools, with certifications in sexual assault & domestic violence & a client base diverse in the following ways: ethnic/racial background, religion, socioeconomic status, age, cognitive & physical ability, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex & gender presentation. All of our identities combine to create our realities.
This is my life's work & I am thrilled to be a part of your journey. My experience has included outpatient, college counseling, mental health centers, residential, multiple non-profit settings, & schools, with certifications in sexual assault & domestic violence & a client base diverse in the following ways: ethnic/racial background, religion, socioeconomic status, age, cognitive & physical ability, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex & gender presentation. All of our identities combine to create our realities.
(413) 384-5489 View (413) 384-5489
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Be Mindful Clinic LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Springfield, MA 01108  (Online Only)
I, Tanesha Pickard, LICSW, am a highly skilled and compassionate mental health professional with over 18 years of experience in the field. As one of the founders of Be Mindful Clinic LLC, I dedicate my career to helping individuals improve their mental well-being and lead fulfilling lives. I have received comprehensive training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Motivational Interviewing. These therapeutic modalities equip me with a diverse set of tools to address a wide range of mental health issues.
I, Tanesha Pickard, LICSW, am a highly skilled and compassionate mental health professional with over 18 years of experience in the field. As one of the founders of Be Mindful Clinic LLC, I dedicate my career to helping individuals improve their mental well-being and lead fulfilling lives. I have received comprehensive training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Motivational Interviewing. These therapeutic modalities equip me with a diverse set of tools to address a wide range of mental health issues.
(413) 779-8135 View (413) 779-8135
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Heather Toum
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Springfield, MA 01129  (Online Only)
It feels like it’s never enough. You never have enough time. And everywhere you go you’re needed. You try to be the best at everything you do…at your job, with your home, and with your family. But you continue to feel depleted and overwhelmed with responsibility. Sometimes it feels like you’re just surviving instead of truly living.
It feels like it’s never enough. You never have enough time. And everywhere you go you’re needed. You try to be the best at everything you do…at your job, with your home, and with your family. But you continue to feel depleted and overwhelmed with responsibility. Sometimes it feels like you’re just surviving instead of truly living.
(413) 414-5657 View (413) 414-5657

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in South End, Springfield, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in South End, Springfield, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
60% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in South End, Springfield, MA see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South End, Springfield?

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.