Therapists in Bordentown, NJ

Photo of Monica Barria, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Monica Barria
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505  (Online Only)
Now more than ever seeking out therapeutic support can have tremendous benefits. Many people find that counselors can be an asset to processing thoughts and difficult emotions, setting goals for personal growth, navigating relationships including family transitions and marital issues, and the challenges of everyday life. I can provide a fresh, unbiased perspective on a situation or current stressors to help you achieve balance and increased motivation. There is power in opening up and challenging ourselves in ways that we don't often get the chance to do because of fear or misunderstanding. I am here to help!
Now more than ever seeking out therapeutic support can have tremendous benefits. Many people find that counselors can be an asset to processing thoughts and difficult emotions, setting goals for personal growth, navigating relationships including family transitions and marital issues, and the challenges of everyday life. I can provide a fresh, unbiased perspective on a situation or current stressors to help you achieve balance and increased motivation. There is power in opening up and challenging ourselves in ways that we don't often get the chance to do because of fear or misunderstanding. I am here to help!
(609) 910-4757 View (609) 910-4757
Photo of Andy Dean, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andy Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
We can use many words to try to describe anxiety to friends and loved ones - 'scary,' 'uncomfortable,' 'tense.' However, far too often, there really are no words to describe how terrible it can feel. When anxiety and panic begin to infiltrate your life, it feels nearly impossible to describe to someone who has never experienced it for themselves. It can feel extremely lonely.
We can use many words to try to describe anxiety to friends and loved ones - 'scary,' 'uncomfortable,' 'tense.' However, far too often, there really are no words to describe how terrible it can feel. When anxiety and panic begin to infiltrate your life, it feels nearly impossible to describe to someone who has never experienced it for themselves. It can feel extremely lonely.
(609) 739-7281 View (609) 739-7281
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Lisa Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, LPC, ACS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
You've taken the vital first step by seeking help, and now we can chart the path forward together. In our work together, I will meet you where you are and guide you with care, support, and without judgement. I will work to ensure that you feel safe, heard and, most importantly, not alone in this journey. With 25 years of experience in helping others find their way through life's challenges, I have discovered there is not just one "right" path to feeling better; but rather, there are many. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, I have developed an approach that utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities.
You've taken the vital first step by seeking help, and now we can chart the path forward together. In our work together, I will meet you where you are and guide you with care, support, and without judgement. I will work to ensure that you feel safe, heard and, most importantly, not alone in this journey. With 25 years of experience in helping others find their way through life's challenges, I have discovered there is not just one "right" path to feeling better; but rather, there are many. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, I have developed an approach that utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities.
(640) 400-8842 View (640) 400-8842
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Stephanie A Mansfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Every person is unique. I pride myself in meeting you where you are currently at, find what works best for you, and creating a plan together that will best improve YOUR mental health. I received my Master of Social Work with a concentration in clinical work with children and families from Monmouth University. I have worked in the mental health field for well over a decade and have been a practicing therapist just shy of 10 years.
Every person is unique. I pride myself in meeting you where you are currently at, find what works best for you, and creating a plan together that will best improve YOUR mental health. I received my Master of Social Work with a concentration in clinical work with children and families from Monmouth University. I have worked in the mental health field for well over a decade and have been a practicing therapist just shy of 10 years.
(609) 293-5772 View (609) 293-5772
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Edwige (Eddie) Theokas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
According to the outside world you "have it all". But little do they know what is going up there in your head and your heart. You are anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. You have managed to survive the day to day stresses of life, but life is becoming overwhelming for you these days. Something major happens and trauma and hurts from the past come flooding back into your life and it gets hard. The laundry is piling up, you've got to make sure the kids get to school on time, your spouse asks you "what's for dinner" and you want to scream. The alarm goes off and you feel "blah". You know there is more. Let me help you transform.
According to the outside world you "have it all". But little do they know what is going up there in your head and your heart. You are anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. You have managed to survive the day to day stresses of life, but life is becoming overwhelming for you these days. Something major happens and trauma and hurts from the past come flooding back into your life and it gets hard. The laundry is piling up, you've got to make sure the kids get to school on time, your spouse asks you "what's for dinner" and you want to scream. The alarm goes off and you feel "blah". You know there is more. Let me help you transform.
(609) 542-2338 View (609) 542-2338
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Jennifer Schulz Krencicki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS, BCC
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Waitlist for new clients
Life's journey is filled with many transitions- some desired, some not. While change can present challenge and even loss, it also offers a profound opportunity for growth and self discovery. As a life & mindset coach, I partner with my coaching clients to offer guidance and support through life transitions such as phase of life and school/career changes, relationship changes, and divorce. My focus is specifically geared toward shifting Mindset that promotes life wellness, stress management, and habits for success.
Life's journey is filled with many transitions- some desired, some not. While change can present challenge and even loss, it also offers a profound opportunity for growth and self discovery. As a life & mindset coach, I partner with my coaching clients to offer guidance and support through life transitions such as phase of life and school/career changes, relationship changes, and divorce. My focus is specifically geared toward shifting Mindset that promotes life wellness, stress management, and habits for success.
(609) 385-4691 View (609) 385-4691
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Bev Walton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
I am a compassionate and highly qualified therapist, with more than a decade of experience dedicated to aiding individuals on their path to recovery and overall well-being. My extensive qualifications include certifications in the realm of addiction and mental health counseling, such as LACDC, CCS, and ICADC, in addition to specialized expertise in Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services. I have honed my skills in providing essential support to first responders, including corrections officers, police, and fire/EMS personnel, recognizing the unique challenges they face in their demanding roles.
I am a compassionate and highly qualified therapist, with more than a decade of experience dedicated to aiding individuals on their path to recovery and overall well-being. My extensive qualifications include certifications in the realm of addiction and mental health counseling, such as LACDC, CCS, and ICADC, in addition to specialized expertise in Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services. I have honed my skills in providing essential support to first responders, including corrections officers, police, and fire/EMS personnel, recognizing the unique challenges they face in their demanding roles.
(609) 547-3442 View (609) 547-3442
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Dr. Naomie Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, EMDR, CCTP
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Not accepting new clients
You are deserving and worthy. Life can get heavy, hurtful, confusing and this can lead us to feeling stuck. By working together we can work on getting ourselves unstuck. Adverse childhood events can negatively impact our sense of self and the way we navigate our environment. This can lead to self-isolating behaviors and using maladaptive-coping skills. You deserve more! using a non-judgmental stance and a safe space we can work together to achieve your goals. Healing is tough but you got this!
You are deserving and worthy. Life can get heavy, hurtful, confusing and this can lead us to feeling stuck. By working together we can work on getting ourselves unstuck. Adverse childhood events can negatively impact our sense of self and the way we navigate our environment. This can lead to self-isolating behaviors and using maladaptive-coping skills. You deserve more! using a non-judgmental stance and a safe space we can work together to achieve your goals. Healing is tough but you got this!
(856) 556-3948 View (856) 556-3948
Photo of Carrie DiPietro, MA, NCC, LAC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Carrie DiPietro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LAC
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Not accepting new clients
I do apologize; At this time I’m unable to take any clients due to medical reasons. I hope to be back soon!
I do apologize; At this time I’m unable to take any clients due to medical reasons. I hope to be back soon!
(609) 604-6309 View (609) 604-6309
Photo of Rebecca Morrissey, MS, LPC, NCC, Counselor
Rebecca Morrissey
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
I am extremely passionate about helping others, especially in areas such as grief, loss, life changes, and anxiety. I have a specialization from Monmouth University in Grief and Spirituality. My therapeutic style is fairly eclectic and client/situation based. I work typically through a grief lens, in that I see that a lot of life's struggles tend to come from some sort of loss/trauma. I hope to use my skills and passion for mental health to help any and every one I am able to work with; including children, adolescents, families, adults or couples.
I am extremely passionate about helping others, especially in areas such as grief, loss, life changes, and anxiety. I have a specialization from Monmouth University in Grief and Spirituality. My therapeutic style is fairly eclectic and client/situation based. I work typically through a grief lens, in that I see that a lot of life's struggles tend to come from some sort of loss/trauma. I hope to use my skills and passion for mental health to help any and every one I am able to work with; including children, adolescents, families, adults or couples.
(609) 312-5337 View (609) 312-5337
Photo of Emily Dean, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
If you have been impacted by trauma, are experiencing intense emotional reactions, or just in need of extra support through life's transitions, then my goal is to help you feel more balanced, healthy, and present in your daily life. I believe that our minds and bodies are always at work to heal, and with the right tools we can work to facilitate powerful changes. Therapy can help you to gain deeper insight into your behaviors and break out of patterns that don't serve you. Together, we will set clear goals aimed at improving your quality of life and find concrete tools to manage your emotions and relationships.
If you have been impacted by trauma, are experiencing intense emotional reactions, or just in need of extra support through life's transitions, then my goal is to help you feel more balanced, healthy, and present in your daily life. I believe that our minds and bodies are always at work to heal, and with the right tools we can work to facilitate powerful changes. Therapy can help you to gain deeper insight into your behaviors and break out of patterns that don't serve you. Together, we will set clear goals aimed at improving your quality of life and find concrete tools to manage your emotions and relationships.
(609) 710-8852 View (609) 710-8852
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Heather Jantz-Haun
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Do you ever feel alone in your thoughts? As though others don't or won't understand, or you simply don't want to burden them? That's why I'm here - to help you navigate your mental health challenges with understanding and kindness, fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. I believe in the power of active listening and empathy, allowing me to connect deeply with individuals and understand their unique experiences and needs. While change can be daunting, having a broader perspective allows for a better understanding when faced with adversity. Together, we can work towards a brighter, more hopeful future.
Do you ever feel alone in your thoughts? As though others don't or won't understand, or you simply don't want to burden them? That's why I'm here - to help you navigate your mental health challenges with understanding and kindness, fostering a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. I believe in the power of active listening and empathy, allowing me to connect deeply with individuals and understand their unique experiences and needs. While change can be daunting, having a broader perspective allows for a better understanding when faced with adversity. Together, we can work towards a brighter, more hopeful future.
(609) 862-8038 View (609) 862-8038
Photo of Siobhan Rosario, LCSW, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Siobhan Rosario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Hi! My name is Siobhan, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor practicing in New Jersey. I offer in person sessions in Bordentown, NJ as well as virtual sessions. I have been practicing therapy for 10 years with a focus on adolescents and young adults. I find that the most successful therapeutic journey starts with relationship building; therefore, I use a person-centered approach to get to know you and your individual needs as we embark on this journey of change. Change can often be scary, but having a supportive, encouraging outlet can empower you to make those desired changes.
Hi! My name is Siobhan, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor practicing in New Jersey. I offer in person sessions in Bordentown, NJ as well as virtual sessions. I have been practicing therapy for 10 years with a focus on adolescents and young adults. I find that the most successful therapeutic journey starts with relationship building; therefore, I use a person-centered approach to get to know you and your individual needs as we embark on this journey of change. Change can often be scary, but having a supportive, encouraging outlet can empower you to make those desired changes.
(609) 424-3848 View (609) 424-3848
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Natasha Haroon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
It can be difficult to open up about your personal struggles to a stranger. Many racial/ethnically diverse clients find it to be a distinct challenge: “we can’t find a therapist who understands our cultural/religious beliefs & it is too emotionally exhausting to explain it.” In this journey of self-exploration and coping with life’s struggles, the last thing you need is a counselor that you need to educate, feel fearful to talk to about culturally sensitive issues due to judgment or stereotypes, or to feel retaliation from someone who is supposed to provide you a safe space. Natasha aims to create this space for everyone she sees.
It can be difficult to open up about your personal struggles to a stranger. Many racial/ethnically diverse clients find it to be a distinct challenge: “we can’t find a therapist who understands our cultural/religious beliefs & it is too emotionally exhausting to explain it.” In this journey of self-exploration and coping with life’s struggles, the last thing you need is a counselor that you need to educate, feel fearful to talk to about culturally sensitive issues due to judgment or stereotypes, or to feel retaliation from someone who is supposed to provide you a safe space. Natasha aims to create this space for everyone she sees.
(833) 791-1402 View (833) 791-1402
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Jody Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
In my practice as a licensed social worker I am dedicated to providing support and guidance to a diverse range of individuals, couples, and families seeking help with their emotional well-being. My ideal potential clients include adults and adolescents who are grappling with issues such as anxiety and depression; as well as couples who may be struggling with issues resulting from difficult communication. I firmly believe in the power of therapeutic intervention to help individuals regain control over their lives and find effective coping strategies to manage these common mental health challenges.
In my practice as a licensed social worker I am dedicated to providing support and guidance to a diverse range of individuals, couples, and families seeking help with their emotional well-being. My ideal potential clients include adults and adolescents who are grappling with issues such as anxiety and depression; as well as couples who may be struggling with issues resulting from difficult communication. I firmly believe in the power of therapeutic intervention to help individuals regain control over their lives and find effective coping strategies to manage these common mental health challenges.
(609) 552-8295 View (609) 552-8295
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Jennifer Weiskott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to offer compassionate and non-judgmental therapy to those struggling with mental health issues. I feel that it is important for my clients to feel that they are in a safe environment where they can share their feelings. It is important to me to address each client's specific issues, needs and goals. I believe every person is an individual and has their own unique experiences.
My goal as a therapist is to offer compassionate and non-judgmental therapy to those struggling with mental health issues. I feel that it is important for my clients to feel that they are in a safe environment where they can share their feelings. It is important to me to address each client's specific issues, needs and goals. I believe every person is an individual and has their own unique experiences.
(609) 604-7317 View (609) 604-7317
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Peace of Mind SUD Counseling, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCADC, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Joe Priolo. I work with clients who may be struggling with substance abuse concerns. During our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. I work with many different therapeutic modalities. I want to talk and determine which will fit your needs best.
Hello, I'm Joe Priolo. I work with clients who may be struggling with substance abuse concerns. During our initial sessions, we will delve deeply into the issues at hand and collaborate to create a plan for addressing them in a way that helps you get your life back. I work with many different therapeutic modalities. I want to talk and determine which will fit your needs best.
(609) 451-2344 View (609) 451-2344
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Michael Jordan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Hello. I am Dr. Michael Jordan. If you are experiencing problems in living, including work, school, family, or personal, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation. I’ve created a non-judgmental environment where you can address the issues you face. Help is available, take the first step toward addressing the roadblocks in your life.
Hello. I am Dr. Michael Jordan. If you are experiencing problems in living, including work, school, family, or personal, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation. I’ve created a non-judgmental environment where you can address the issues you face. Help is available, take the first step toward addressing the roadblocks in your life.
(609) 303-5328 View (609) 303-5328
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Stephanie Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505  (Online Only)
I am known for my unapologetically fierce and compassionate anti-stigma approach and take pride in my east coast empathy, humor, and drive. I have worked on the front lines in mental health throughout the pandemic and am thrilled to incorporate my love of the great outdoors, music, inclusivity, mindfulness, and culture into my practice for a well-rounded and empowering client experience. I deeply believe in the power of therapy, vulnerability, and validation. I provide safe space where you may speak your truth without fear, expect to be truly heard and seen, and know that you are valued.
I am known for my unapologetically fierce and compassionate anti-stigma approach and take pride in my east coast empathy, humor, and drive. I have worked on the front lines in mental health throughout the pandemic and am thrilled to incorporate my love of the great outdoors, music, inclusivity, mindfulness, and culture into my practice for a well-rounded and empowering client experience. I deeply believe in the power of therapy, vulnerability, and validation. I provide safe space where you may speak your truth without fear, expect to be truly heard and seen, and know that you are valued.
(609) 913-2856 View (609) 913-2856
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Sharing Temple Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Welcome to Sharing Temple Counseling LLC! We are so happy you are taking the necessary steps to start your healing process. Our therapists have a passion for helping others and specialize in areas such as eating disorders, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, EMDR, LGBTQA and first responders. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, experiencing anxiety and depression or ready to work towards recovery, we are here and ready to help. We are caring and take this journey with you very seriously.
Welcome to Sharing Temple Counseling LLC! We are so happy you are taking the necessary steps to start your healing process. Our therapists have a passion for helping others and specialize in areas such as eating disorders, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, EMDR, LGBTQA and first responders. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, experiencing anxiety and depression or ready to work towards recovery, we are here and ready to help. We are caring and take this journey with you very seriously.
(609) 293-4715 View (609) 293-4715
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bordentown, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bordentown, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
69% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bordentown, NJ see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bordentown?

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.