Therapists in Columbus, NJ

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Nicole Kearns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, NJ 08022
Life often gives us overwhelming challenges. Do you ever wish that you had a non-judgmental safe space to express your feelings? I can help you not just feel better, but get better at feeling your feelings so you can heal. While these challenges might seem extremely difficult, and hard to overcome, we can develop coping skills that will make them much more manageable. Wherever you are starting, it is important to treat yourself with acceptance and compassion.
Life often gives us overwhelming challenges. Do you ever wish that you had a non-judgmental safe space to express your feelings? I can help you not just feel better, but get better at feeling your feelings so you can heal. While these challenges might seem extremely difficult, and hard to overcome, we can develop coping skills that will make them much more manageable. Wherever you are starting, it is important to treat yourself with acceptance and compassion.
(609) 928-7783 View (609) 928-7783
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Krista Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, NJ 08022  (Online Only)
My goal is to work with children, teens, adults, and families to assist in finding their inner strength and resilience to overcome challenges, strengthen relationships, and effectively communicate their experiences. We all experience hardship and it is in these moments where we overcame a challenge, had a difficult day, felt stuck or defeated, where we truly learn to grow and push ourselves. These times can feel overwhelming, and I strive to offer a non-judgmental, objective, and strength based outlook on ways to allow you to take the driver’s seat to guide your own treatment, and set up personal goals towards your idea of wellness.
My goal is to work with children, teens, adults, and families to assist in finding their inner strength and resilience to overcome challenges, strengthen relationships, and effectively communicate their experiences. We all experience hardship and it is in these moments where we overcame a challenge, had a difficult day, felt stuck or defeated, where we truly learn to grow and push ourselves. These times can feel overwhelming, and I strive to offer a non-judgmental, objective, and strength based outlook on ways to allow you to take the driver’s seat to guide your own treatment, and set up personal goals towards your idea of wellness.
(609) 312-5065 View (609) 312-5065
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Zachyra Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP, CFD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, NJ 08022
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinician, and my goal is “Making a difference in the lives of others.” I provide psychotherapy in Spanish and English to individuals, couples, and families, utilizing eclectic therapeutic approaches. Every person has unique needs and should be treated that way. My specialty in helping clients with trauma, grief, anger management, anxiety, life management, stress, depression, self-esteem, women's issues, and other challenges has allowed me the privilege of holding people’s most painful experiences and helping them towards the road of healing, recovery, and restoration in a warm and safe environment.
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinician, and my goal is “Making a difference in the lives of others.” I provide psychotherapy in Spanish and English to individuals, couples, and families, utilizing eclectic therapeutic approaches. Every person has unique needs and should be treated that way. My specialty in helping clients with trauma, grief, anger management, anxiety, life management, stress, depression, self-esteem, women's issues, and other challenges has allowed me the privilege of holding people’s most painful experiences and helping them towards the road of healing, recovery, and restoration in a warm and safe environment.
(609) 293-3991 View (609) 293-3991
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Insights Counseling & Training Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, NJ 08022
People come to therapy with issues. We believe they also bring the solutions to those issues. Our role is to assist in the process of discovering and implementing those solutions. We have learned by doing our own individual and group work how important it is to "walk the talk". We are prepared to take that walk with you and grow and learn together. You are the expert in your life and our expertise can help you with the next stage of your journey.
People come to therapy with issues. We believe they also bring the solutions to those issues. Our role is to assist in the process of discovering and implementing those solutions. We have learned by doing our own individual and group work how important it is to "walk the talk". We are prepared to take that walk with you and grow and learn together. You are the expert in your life and our expertise can help you with the next stage of your journey.
(908) 304-9142 View (908) 304-9142

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Edwige (Eddie) Theokas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, NJ 08610
Waitlist for new clients
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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Inga A Brockington Counseling and Consulting Serv
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DMin, LCADC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016
Life can get in the way, and we can find ourselves lost, wounded, and hurt. Do you need some assistance to find your way again? If so, I can help. I would love to help you identify and remove barriers that may be preventing you from living a fulfilled life. Through our time together we will set goals that are realistic and achievable. We will work from a holistic and spiritual perspective that will allow healing to take place. I would love to be a part of your journey to recovery.
Life can get in the way, and we can find ourselves lost, wounded, and hurt. Do you need some assistance to find your way again? If so, I can help. I would love to help you identify and remove barriers that may be preventing you from living a fulfilled life. Through our time together we will set goals that are realistic and achievable. We will work from a holistic and spiritual perspective that will allow healing to take place. I would love to be a part of your journey to recovery.
(215) 398-6516 View (215) 398-6516
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Shams Elbedeiwy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Allentown, NJ 08501
My ideal client is a young adult under the age of 35 who may have difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, adjusting to new circumstances, stress, family strain, relationship issues, and cultural stress.
My ideal client is a young adult under the age of 35 who may have difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, adjusting to new circumstances, stress, family strain, relationship issues, and cultural stress.
(609) 403-3173 View (609) 403-3173
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Dr. Chelece Atavia Brown
Licensed Social Worker , DSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Lumberton, NJ 08048
Hello! My name is Dr. Chelece-Atavia Brown, a Pre-Licensed Social Worker (LSW) for New Jersey and a certified facilitator in Teen Mental Health First Aid by the National Council of Well-Being. I have experience in providing therapeutic services for children, teens, adults, couples, and groups. I assist high-achieving Black women and men with navigating life stressors. I'm passionate about bridging the gap between faith and mental health to increase an individual's quality of life.
Hello! My name is Dr. Chelece-Atavia Brown, a Pre-Licensed Social Worker (LSW) for New Jersey and a certified facilitator in Teen Mental Health First Aid by the National Council of Well-Being. I have experience in providing therapeutic services for children, teens, adults, couples, and groups. I assist high-achieving Black women and men with navigating life stressors. I'm passionate about bridging the gap between faith and mental health to increase an individual's quality of life.
(856) 363-3132 View (856) 363-3132
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Joe Kessel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505
I do not believe in the idea of an "ideal client". I believe that every client is unique in their own way. They come to session with their own issues, needs, and goals. As a counselor, I feel that it is my job to make sure that their concerns are adequately addressed and that their needs and goals are met.
I do not believe in the idea of an "ideal client". I believe that every client is unique in their own way. They come to session with their own issues, needs, and goals. As a counselor, I feel that it is my job to make sure that their concerns are adequately addressed and that their needs and goals are met.
(609) 798-7182 View (609) 798-7182
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Sarah Goldberg Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Allentown, NJ 08501
I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome the struggles of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and substance abuse. I help my clients learn concrete coping skills and effective ways to take control of their lives. The constant battle of obsessing over one's weight, the unrelenting state of panic and fear at times for no understood reason, and the feelings of shame and urges to self-destruct, don't have to be a part of your life. I've had the opportunity to successfully help people work through these issues and find peace and healing that they deserve.
I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome the struggles of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and substance abuse. I help my clients learn concrete coping skills and effective ways to take control of their lives. The constant battle of obsessing over one's weight, the unrelenting state of panic and fear at times for no understood reason, and the feelings of shame and urges to self-destruct, don't have to be a part of your life. I've had the opportunity to successfully help people work through these issues and find peace and healing that they deserve.
(856) 457-4883 View (856) 457-4883
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Lenny Gallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bordentown, NJ 08505  (Online Only)
People create meaningful change when they feel heard and validated. What I love about being a therapist is the ability to be a part of that process and help them adjust their perspective, confront challenges, and realize their worth and potential so they can create a value driven life. While my primary specialty is in anxiety/panic disorders and OCD, I work in a variety of areas, including creative/entertainment/sports professionals, men’s issues, sex/porn addiction, trauma, body and muscle dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ concerns, and anger management.
People create meaningful change when they feel heard and validated. What I love about being a therapist is the ability to be a part of that process and help them adjust their perspective, confront challenges, and realize their worth and potential so they can create a value driven life. While my primary specialty is in anxiety/panic disorders and OCD, I work in a variety of areas, including creative/entertainment/sports professionals, men’s issues, sex/porn addiction, trauma, body and muscle dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ concerns, and anger management.
(973) 314-2627 View (973) 314-2627
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It Takes A Family Pemberton
APN, LAC, LSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pemberton, NJ 08068  (Online Only)
It Takes A Family Pemberton (ITAF Pemberton) is a community-based practice that offers services for those in the communities within Burlington County to provide quality mental health, counseling, and behavioral health services. We offer a comprehensive approach and view our clients as people and not the challenges that life has caused them to encounter. Our Practitioners and Clinicians have years of experience in their various areas of expertise. Our approach to overall wellness includes therapeutic interventions, group and family therapy, as well as medication management when working with children, adults, and families who experience mental health and behavioral health issues. Our staff comprises of Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors. With a staff with this level of expertise,
It Takes A Family Pemberton (ITAF Pemberton) is a community-based practice that offers services for those in the communities within Burlington County to provide quality mental health, counseling, and behavioral health services. We offer a comprehensive approach and view our clients as people and not the challenges that life has caused them to encounter. Our Practitioners and Clinicians have years of experience in their various areas of expertise. Our approach to overall wellness includes therapeutic interventions, group and family therapy, as well as medication management when working with children, adults, and families who experience mental health and behavioral health issues. Our staff comprises of Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors. With a staff with this level of expertise,
(609) 849-5452 View (609) 849-5452
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Solutions For U Counseling and Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
I strive to empower individuals and families to be at their best, offering tools to help them understand the difficulties they are facing, work through the issues and find the right coping skills and resources that will continue to sustain them in life’s challenging moments. With over twenty years of experience working with individuals and families in various settings, I have learned how to meet my clients where they are and to help them discover and embrace their strengths.
I strive to empower individuals and families to be at their best, offering tools to help them understand the difficulties they are facing, work through the issues and find the right coping skills and resources that will continue to sustain them in life’s challenging moments. With over twenty years of experience working with individuals and families in various settings, I have learned how to meet my clients where they are and to help them discover and embrace their strengths.
(609) 312-5055 View (609) 312-5055
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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
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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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Yeimny Gaines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Do you feel like life is racing ahead, leaving you struggling to catch your breath? Recognizing the need for support can sometimes be a challenging task. As a licensed social worker, I bring over twenty years of expertise. My proficiency covers a wide range of areas, including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, domestic violence, life transitions, trauma, social skills enhancement, stress management, communication improvement, relationship dynamics, and behavioral difficulties. My methods are rooted in compassion, cultural mindfulness, problem solving, and a dedication to nurturing positive outcomes.
Do you feel like life is racing ahead, leaving you struggling to catch your breath? Recognizing the need for support can sometimes be a challenging task. As a licensed social worker, I bring over twenty years of expertise. My proficiency covers a wide range of areas, including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, domestic violence, life transitions, trauma, social skills enhancement, stress management, communication improvement, relationship dynamics, and behavioral difficulties. My methods are rooted in compassion, cultural mindfulness, problem solving, and a dedication to nurturing positive outcomes.
(609) 881-2253 View (609) 881-2253
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Karen Monaco
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Peace of Mind. The goal of therapy is the relief of emotional distress, empowering you to approach life challenges with a feeling of calm and increased competence. We can work to reduce anxiety, improve mood, learn coping skills and calming strategies. These tools can be applied to a variety of issues including parenting skills, childhood behavior, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood, relationships, medical stressors, anxiety and depression. I am offering in-office sessions as well as telehealth video sessions to let you choose what is most helpful to you.
Peace of Mind. The goal of therapy is the relief of emotional distress, empowering you to approach life challenges with a feeling of calm and increased competence. We can work to reduce anxiety, improve mood, learn coping skills and calming strategies. These tools can be applied to a variety of issues including parenting skills, childhood behavior, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood, relationships, medical stressors, anxiety and depression. I am offering in-office sessions as well as telehealth video sessions to let you choose what is most helpful to you.
(201) 484-5568 View (201) 484-5568
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Divine Professional Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Westampton, NJ 08060
Life is filled with many challenges, therefore there are times when you need the support of a compassionate professional. You do not have to go through difficult seasons alone. Let our professional staff help guide you back to a path of restoration. You can live a life filled with clarity, peace and joy.
Life is filled with many challenges, therefore there are times when you need the support of a compassionate professional. You do not have to go through difficult seasons alone. Let our professional staff help guide you back to a path of restoration. You can live a life filled with clarity, peace and joy.
(609) 757-9615 View (609) 757-9615
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Chelsea Chang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019, and I have experience supporting young adults and adults with concerns such as addictions, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship/ family issues, and anger management. My ideal client would like to resolve these issues by empowering themselves to learn how to counter negative thoughts, regulate emotions, tolerate moments of distress, communicate effectively, and mindfully stay within the present moment. My ideal client would like to learn these skills in order to manifest their ideal life and be the best version of themselves.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019, and I have experience supporting young adults and adults with concerns such as addictions, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship/ family issues, and anger management. My ideal client would like to resolve these issues by empowering themselves to learn how to counter negative thoughts, regulate emotions, tolerate moments of distress, communicate effectively, and mindfully stay within the present moment. My ideal client would like to learn these skills in order to manifest their ideal life and be the best version of themselves.
(609) 795-7179 View (609) 795-7179
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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

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Number of Therapists in Columbus, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Columbus, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Divorce
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Oxford

How Therapists in Columbus, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbus?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.