Therapists in Colonia, NJ

Photo of AGCC - Mark Amoroso-Indivdual therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
AGCC - Mark Amoroso-Indivdual therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Have other therapists failed you? did you fail to make a connection? If you answered yes you are looking at the right profile. Life affects us all, we have good and bad experiences. At times our issues may affect our ability to get the most out of life. I provide a safe non-judgmental environment, allowing you to express yourself while offering feed-back. I am a firm believer that effective communication is essential to overcoming many challenges. I also work with clients struggling with anger management and am willing to work with people who are court-mandated. No offering virtual Video sessions online.
Have other therapists failed you? did you fail to make a connection? If you answered yes you are looking at the right profile. Life affects us all, we have good and bad experiences. At times our issues may affect our ability to get the most out of life. I provide a safe non-judgmental environment, allowing you to express yourself while offering feed-back. I am a firm believer that effective communication is essential to overcoming many challenges. I also work with clients struggling with anger management and am willing to work with people who are court-mandated. No offering virtual Video sessions online.
(908) 293-9410 View (908) 293-9410
Photo of Jaclyn Hunt in Colonia, NJ
Jaclyn Hunt
MA, ACAS, BCCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colonia, NJ 07067
We are a group of Life Coaches for adults on the ASD Spectrum and other Neurodiverse individuals. We teach practical real life skills such as social skills, communication skills, independent living and college/career development. We have a heavy focus on healthy relationship building from the ground up and executive functioning. Many of our clients need help in the areas of social interaction, friendship building, relationship advice, job interview skills, how to find and keep a job for the long term, how to communicate effectively, building self awareness and self confidence and achieving independence in a very social world.
We are a group of Life Coaches for adults on the ASD Spectrum and other Neurodiverse individuals. We teach practical real life skills such as social skills, communication skills, independent living and college/career development. We have a heavy focus on healthy relationship building from the ground up and executive functioning. Many of our clients need help in the areas of social interaction, friendship building, relationship advice, job interview skills, how to find and keep a job for the long term, how to communicate effectively, building self awareness and self confidence and achieving independence in a very social world.
(732) 497-3433 View (732) 497-3433
Photo of Elliott Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Elliott Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067  (Online Only)
I am available for online therapy and work with adults to process life’s stressors and to address specific emotional responses and behaviors. Life is tough and reaching out for help with managing some aspects of it as identified by you, is going to give you insight and self-awareness while building your skillset for dealing with those stressors.
I am available for online therapy and work with adults to process life’s stressors and to address specific emotional responses and behaviors. Life is tough and reaching out for help with managing some aspects of it as identified by you, is going to give you insight and self-awareness while building your skillset for dealing with those stressors.
(609) 806-5205 View (609) 806-5205
Photo of Wendy Hollinger, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colonia, NJ
Wendy Hollinger
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Wendy Hollinger is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who has over 7 years of experience assisting adolescents, adults, and seniors to better manage the effects of anger, depression, anxiety, poor communication, or underdeveloped-coping skills. Wendy earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She identifies as a therapist, mother, wife, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, and co-worker. Wearing all of these hats has taught her to value relationships. As a therapist, she is also a firm believer that all relationships begin with the individual.
Wendy Hollinger is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who has over 7 years of experience assisting adolescents, adults, and seniors to better manage the effects of anger, depression, anxiety, poor communication, or underdeveloped-coping skills. Wendy earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She identifies as a therapist, mother, wife, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, and co-worker. Wearing all of these hats has taught her to value relationships. As a therapist, she is also a firm believer that all relationships begin with the individual.
(732) 532-2082 View (732) 532-2082
Photo of Scott Minchello, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Scott Minchello
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in the field. As a therapist that has worked in minority communities assisting victims of violent crimes and trauma, he is a cheerleader for navigating grief and anxiety that is associated with deep personal and systematic issues. Scott specializes in trauma, anxiety, family work, domestic violence, depression, adjustment challenges, and relationship complications.
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in the field. As a therapist that has worked in minority communities assisting victims of violent crimes and trauma, he is a cheerleader for navigating grief and anxiety that is associated with deep personal and systematic issues. Scott specializes in trauma, anxiety, family work, domestic violence, depression, adjustment challenges, and relationship complications.
(732) 314-7241 View (732) 314-7241
Photo of Tara Garie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Tara Garie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067  (Online Only)
Tara Garie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience providing therapeutic services. She helps teens, adults, and seniors to better cope with stress, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and many other types of disorders. Tara also has experience working with grief and gender identity issues.
Tara Garie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with over 8 years of experience providing therapeutic services. She helps teens, adults, and seniors to better cope with stress, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and many other types of disorders. Tara also has experience working with grief and gender identity issues.
(732) 702-3705 View (732) 702-3705
Photo of Talisah Harrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Talisah Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Talisah Harrison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs. She is passionate about educating individuals and families on the challenges of living with or supporting someone with a psychiatric condition and how to manage stressors. She specializes in treating mood disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem issues, interpersonal communication, and family issues. Talisah completed her Master of Social Work at Rutgers University and her undergraduate at Temple University.
Talisah Harrison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs. She is passionate about educating individuals and families on the challenges of living with or supporting someone with a psychiatric condition and how to manage stressors. She specializes in treating mood disorders, anger and stress management, self-esteem issues, interpersonal communication, and family issues. Talisah completed her Master of Social Work at Rutgers University and her undergraduate at Temple University.
(848) 359-5122 View (848) 359-5122
Photo of Tabitha Jarrett, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colonia, NJ
Tabitha Jarrett
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Tabitha Jarrett (MSW, LSW) is a Board-Certified Licensed Social Worker with a great passion for holistic and client-centered care. She has been a licensed therapist for 3 years and has experience working in forensic social work with individuals and families – those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, mental health disabilities, and addictions, as well as those who were in the criminal justice system. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University, she began her journey in the public sector, receiving her Master's degree in Social Work from Fordham University, New York City, NY.
Tabitha Jarrett (MSW, LSW) is a Board-Certified Licensed Social Worker with a great passion for holistic and client-centered care. She has been a licensed therapist for 3 years and has experience working in forensic social work with individuals and families – those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, mental health disabilities, and addictions, as well as those who were in the criminal justice system. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University, she began her journey in the public sector, receiving her Master's degree in Social Work from Fordham University, New York City, NY.
(732) 365-3238 View (732) 365-3238
Photo of Brigid Sullivan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Brigid Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067  (Online Only)
Brigid Sullivan has her Clinical Social Work License. She has been practicing with an LCSW since 2012 and practicing social work since 2009. Brigid’s approach to therapy is based on understanding each individual’s needs, and then helping to form goals and strategies for facing challenges. Brigid approaches each person through the lens of their unique experience, specializing in assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, chronic and acute medical conditions, grief, loss, trauma, substance use, caregiver/helping professionals, active duty military members, and their families.
Brigid Sullivan has her Clinical Social Work License. She has been practicing with an LCSW since 2012 and practicing social work since 2009. Brigid’s approach to therapy is based on understanding each individual’s needs, and then helping to form goals and strategies for facing challenges. Brigid approaches each person through the lens of their unique experience, specializing in assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, chronic and acute medical conditions, grief, loss, trauma, substance use, caregiver/helping professionals, active duty military members, and their families.
(732) 532-3132 View (732) 532-3132
Photo of Rebecca Warrington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Rebecca Warrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067  (Online Only)
Rebecca Warrington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and couples tackling life’s challenges. Her expertise stems from an international client base helping those with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work-related stress, women’s issues, and other life transitions. Author, speaker, broadcaster, and mindfulness authority, Rebecca draws upon her deep knowledge to form a distinctive mind-body approach working with clients.
Rebecca Warrington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and couples tackling life’s challenges. Her expertise stems from an international client base helping those with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work-related stress, women’s issues, and other life transitions. Author, speaker, broadcaster, and mindfulness authority, Rebecca draws upon her deep knowledge to form a distinctive mind-body approach working with clients.
(848) 600-5573 View (848) 600-5573
Photo of Matthew Donohue, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Matthew Donohue
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Matthew Donohue is an LPC & 6th-year doctoral student working toward a PsyD. in clinical psychology. Matthew specializes in treating anxiety disorders, major depression disorders, grief, & substance abuse. He works with adults, couples, and adolescents 16 yrs. of age and above. Matthew operates under the theoretical background of client-centered therapy as well as rational emotive therapy. Are you wrestling with feelings of depression or anxiety? As Matthew works with you in therapy, you can uncover the reasons for these emotions and behaviors. Sometimes these maladaptive coping mechanisms can stem from past trauma or deeper wounds.
Matthew Donohue is an LPC & 6th-year doctoral student working toward a PsyD. in clinical psychology. Matthew specializes in treating anxiety disorders, major depression disorders, grief, & substance abuse. He works with adults, couples, and adolescents 16 yrs. of age and above. Matthew operates under the theoretical background of client-centered therapy as well as rational emotive therapy. Are you wrestling with feelings of depression or anxiety? As Matthew works with you in therapy, you can uncover the reasons for these emotions and behaviors. Sometimes these maladaptive coping mechanisms can stem from past trauma or deeper wounds.
(848) 225-9469 View (848) 225-9469
Photo of Cassie Repert, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colonia, NJ
Cassie Repert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Cassie Repert is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of New Jersey who has over 2 years of valuable experience working one-on-one with adolescents and adults in settings ranging from shelters, transitional housing, and college counseling environments. Throughout this time, Cassie has worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, PTSD, and trauma. Cassie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University soon afterward.
Cassie Repert is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of New Jersey who has over 2 years of valuable experience working one-on-one with adolescents and adults in settings ranging from shelters, transitional housing, and college counseling environments. Throughout this time, Cassie has worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, PTSD, and trauma. Cassie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University soon afterward.
(732) 365-0158 View (732) 365-0158
Photo of Anthony Rizzo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colonia, NJ
Anthony Rizzo
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
Anthony Rizzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) who has great enthusiasm for patient-centered care. Anthony has worked with clients in settings ranging from in-community to residential to inpatient, picking up valuable experience with a wide variety of different age ranges. Anthony completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rutgers University and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kean University. After working on the frontlines of the mental healthcare system, Anthony realized that he would be in a better position to serve patients in a clinical position.
Anthony Rizzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) who has great enthusiasm for patient-centered care. Anthony has worked with clients in settings ranging from in-community to residential to inpatient, picking up valuable experience with a wide variety of different age ranges. Anthony completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rutgers University and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Kean University. After working on the frontlines of the mental healthcare system, Anthony realized that he would be in a better position to serve patients in a clinical position.
(732) 334-3369 View (732) 334-3369
Photo of Ana Pais, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Ana Pais
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CFRC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colonia, NJ 07067
Do you find yourself thinking about your past wishing it could be different? Do you feel paralyzed with feelings of fear, vulnerability, and panic from everyday situations? Are you familiar with being on high-alert, and never letting your guard down that you are no longer sure what relaxing feels like in your body? Does it feel like you can't talk to anyone about your experience because they just don't understand? Do you want to finally feel like you can relax and enjoy the present moment? Do you want to get unstuck so you can accomplish your goals? Do you want to improve your relationships and live a life you are happy with?
Do you find yourself thinking about your past wishing it could be different? Do you feel paralyzed with feelings of fear, vulnerability, and panic from everyday situations? Are you familiar with being on high-alert, and never letting your guard down that you are no longer sure what relaxing feels like in your body? Does it feel like you can't talk to anyone about your experience because they just don't understand? Do you want to finally feel like you can relax and enjoy the present moment? Do you want to get unstuck so you can accomplish your goals? Do you want to improve your relationships and live a life you are happy with?
(908) 574-1147 View (908) 574-1147
Photo of Tahlia DeLorenzo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Tahlia DeLorenzo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Colonia, NJ 07067
Welcome, I am so glad you are here! Does your inner voice sound like constant chatter pointing out mistakes, flaws, and worse case scenarios? Are you stuck on a loop of worry and negative self talk? Living with anxiety can feel like being on a carousel of nonstop thoughts. Life can be difficult when we feel this way. You don't have to stay trapped in your own head. You can reach out to me and together we can unpack these thoughts, get acquainted with emotions, and learn tools to consciously respond to life's challenges.
Welcome, I am so glad you are here! Does your inner voice sound like constant chatter pointing out mistakes, flaws, and worse case scenarios? Are you stuck on a loop of worry and negative self talk? Living with anxiety can feel like being on a carousel of nonstop thoughts. Life can be difficult when we feel this way. You don't have to stay trapped in your own head. You can reach out to me and together we can unpack these thoughts, get acquainted with emotions, and learn tools to consciously respond to life's challenges.
(848) 214-9975 View (848) 214-9975
Photo of Sharon Cartwright, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Sharon Cartwright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Colonia, NJ 07067
(848) 279-9566 View (848) 279-9566

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Patrice Judith Dow-Nelson, Psychologist in Colonia, NJ
Patrice Judith Dow-Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Patrice Dow-Nelson is not accepting any new clients at this time. Please check back. Thank you. I look forward to helping individuals and families who are seeking help coping with a range of psychological, emotional or behavioral challenges. Treatment approaches include an integration of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches; my work is guided by an understanding of multicultural and acculturation issues.
Dr. Patrice Dow-Nelson is not accepting any new clients at this time. Please check back. Thank you. I look forward to helping individuals and families who are seeking help coping with a range of psychological, emotional or behavioral challenges. Treatment approaches include an integration of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches; my work is guided by an understanding of multicultural and acculturation issues.
(908) 300-5889 View (908) 300-5889
Photo of Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colonia, NJ
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Avenel, NJ 07001
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(732) 217-7603 View (732) 217-7603
Photo of Jacob Winkler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Jacob Winkler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edison, NJ 08820
You’re aware that time is running out. You think about this more than others, which can get very lonely. You seek that which is meaningful, authentic, sacred. You’ve put time, money and energy into this quest. You’re exhausted. You’ve been disappointed so many times. Don’t settle. This is your life, your therapy. You know you need the courage to live by your convictions, but it’s hard to clarify exactly what you believe in. You know you need partnership and community, but when things go sideways in your relationships, at work, with family and friends, they’re not telling you what you’re doing wrong.
You’re aware that time is running out. You think about this more than others, which can get very lonely. You seek that which is meaningful, authentic, sacred. You’ve put time, money and energy into this quest. You’re exhausted. You’ve been disappointed so many times. Don’t settle. This is your life, your therapy. You know you need the courage to live by your convictions, but it’s hard to clarify exactly what you believe in. You know you need partnership and community, but when things go sideways in your relationships, at work, with family and friends, they’re not telling you what you’re doing wrong.
(804) 404-5679 View (804) 404-5679
Photo of Jessica Troxler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colonia, NJ
Jessica Troxler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
An ideal client would be someone who might struggle with either anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Their needs and goals would be to improve their self esteem and learn how to cope with the symptoms of their mental health disorder(s). They want to be able to work on themselves with the support and guidance of a therapist until they can do it on their own and live a happier fulfilling life.
An ideal client would be someone who might struggle with either anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Their needs and goals would be to improve their self esteem and learn how to cope with the symptoms of their mental health disorder(s). They want to be able to work on themselves with the support and guidance of a therapist until they can do it on their own and live a happier fulfilling life.
(908) 895-6341 View (908) 895-6341

See more therapy options for Colonia

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Colonia, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Colonia, NJ who prioritize treating:

81% Anxiety
75% Depression
69% Coping Skills
63% Stress
56% Self Esteem
56% Life Transitions
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Colonia, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colonia?

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.