Therapists in Neptune, NJ

Photo of Jillian Hanna, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Jillian Hanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I firmly believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives. To affirm this, I utilize a strengths-based approach that emphasizes empathy, warmth, and humor. You have everything you need within yourself to heal and grow, and I have the privilege of supporting you as you navigate this journey. I bring my genuine self to all sessions and encourage clients to do the same.
Accepting new clients. Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I firmly believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives. To affirm this, I utilize a strengths-based approach that emphasizes empathy, warmth, and humor. You have everything you need within yourself to heal and grow, and I have the privilege of supporting you as you navigate this journey. I bring my genuine self to all sessions and encourage clients to do the same.
(732) 860-5305 View (732) 860-5305
Photo of Nicole Digironimo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Neptune, NJ
Nicole Digironimo
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
My philosophy of therapy and change is that change comes from within. As a therapist, I ask a great deal in asking an individual to change, as change is an incredibly difficult task for everyone. The journey of change requires both the client and myself to work collaboratively throughout this journey. It is for this reason that the rapport between the client and myself is critical. I aim to provide all my clients with the space to explore their underlying feelings, thoughts, and behaviors so that they can engage in change.
My philosophy of therapy and change is that change comes from within. As a therapist, I ask a great deal in asking an individual to change, as change is an incredibly difficult task for everyone. The journey of change requires both the client and myself to work collaboratively throughout this journey. It is for this reason that the rapport between the client and myself is critical. I aim to provide all my clients with the space to explore their underlying feelings, thoughts, and behaviors so that they can engage in change.
(732) 927-1366 View (732) 927-1366
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Christina M Kadelski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
I have extensive experience treating individuals who have experienced a wide variety of concerns, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, domestic violence, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, parenting issues, PTSD, substance abuse, anger management, and criminal justice issues.
I have extensive experience treating individuals who have experienced a wide variety of concerns, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, domestic violence, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, parenting issues, PTSD, substance abuse, anger management, and criminal justice issues.
(877) 873-6742 View (877) 873-6742
Photo of Stephanie Sabatini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Stephanie Sabatini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
Since earning my MSW from Monmouth University, I have worked in various capacities within emergency room psychiatric services, suicide prevention, research, and outpatient counseling, enabling me to gain experience working with individuals having a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality disorders, and mood disorders. Through my work in several emergency room settings and outpatient care centers, I have familiarity treating diverse populations, including children, adults, families, LGBTQIA+, and individuals involved in the legal system.
Since earning my MSW from Monmouth University, I have worked in various capacities within emergency room psychiatric services, suicide prevention, research, and outpatient counseling, enabling me to gain experience working with individuals having a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality disorders, and mood disorders. Through my work in several emergency room settings and outpatient care centers, I have familiarity treating diverse populations, including children, adults, families, LGBTQIA+, and individuals involved in the legal system.
(732) 561-5971 View (732) 561-5971
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Christopher B Monroe msw lcsw llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
The most difficult moment is making a decision to talk with someone. I am glad you found my page. My approach to counseling and therapy is tailored to the person that I am working with. A client centered strengths based approach with the evidence based models such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and others will be adapted to your unique situation and concerns. This can begin the journey to the True self where peace is found.
The most difficult moment is making a decision to talk with someone. I am glad you found my page. My approach to counseling and therapy is tailored to the person that I am working with. A client centered strengths based approach with the evidence based models such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and others will be adapted to your unique situation and concerns. This can begin the journey to the True self where peace is found.
(732) 561-5592 View (732) 561-5592
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Innermost Psychological Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
I believe life is directed and driven from our innermost being. I believe our hopes, desires, and our actions are motivated from within. Many times those motivations are difficult to see, explain, or to understand. This can leave us with questions as to why life doesn't seem to work for us. Why do we carryout unproductive behaviors and maintain unproductive relationships. Lets explore together the why, and consider alternative ways to approach life.
I believe life is directed and driven from our innermost being. I believe our hopes, desires, and our actions are motivated from within. Many times those motivations are difficult to see, explain, or to understand. This can leave us with questions as to why life doesn't seem to work for us. Why do we carryout unproductive behaviors and maintain unproductive relationships. Lets explore together the why, and consider alternative ways to approach life.
(848) 229-9074 View (848) 229-9074
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R. J. Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753
Making the decision to engage in the therapeutic process is a big leap for many. When you are feeling overwhelmed or experiencing an unexpected transition, it may become difficult to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. My goal is to provide a supportive environment and create a clear path to prioritizing and working towards positive, sustainable change.
Making the decision to engage in the therapeutic process is a big leap for many. When you are feeling overwhelmed or experiencing an unexpected transition, it may become difficult to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. My goal is to provide a supportive environment and create a clear path to prioritizing and working towards positive, sustainable change.
(732) 838-9365 View (732) 838-9365
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Claudia Offray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
Licensed in NJ, NY and PA. It has been my great pleasure to serve adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of therapeutic settings since 2005. Many of the clients with whom I work experience anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disruptions in mood or behavior, that may affect their ability to live productive lives or merely be their best selves. Using a whole person, mindfulness approach, my goal is to help you identify areas in life where you feel challenged, stagnant or in need of focus, then work together to develop more adaptive means of coping and face such struggles head-on.
Licensed in NJ, NY and PA. It has been my great pleasure to serve adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of therapeutic settings since 2005. Many of the clients with whom I work experience anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disruptions in mood or behavior, that may affect their ability to live productive lives or merely be their best selves. Using a whole person, mindfulness approach, my goal is to help you identify areas in life where you feel challenged, stagnant or in need of focus, then work together to develop more adaptive means of coping and face such struggles head-on.
(908) 652-9126 View (908) 652-9126
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Timothy Vermillion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
Dr. Vermillion's ideal client is a Veteran or First Responder seeking relief from PTSD, anxiety, or trauma-related challenges, possibly facing sleep issues like nightmares. They are looking specifically for EMDR therapy, valuing its evidence-based approach to emotional healing. They appreciate the flexibility and accessibility of virtual sessions, fitting therapy into their active lifestyle. Their primary goal is to overcome trauma through EMDR, regain emotional stability, and improve their daily life, leveraging the convenience of online therapy.
Dr. Vermillion's ideal client is a Veteran or First Responder seeking relief from PTSD, anxiety, or trauma-related challenges, possibly facing sleep issues like nightmares. They are looking specifically for EMDR therapy, valuing its evidence-based approach to emotional healing. They appreciate the flexibility and accessibility of virtual sessions, fitting therapy into their active lifestyle. Their primary goal is to overcome trauma through EMDR, regain emotional stability, and improve their daily life, leveraging the convenience of online therapy.
(732) 845-6643 View (732) 845-6643
Photo of Marzena Kobrzynski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Marzena Kobrzynski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples & families. During my career, I have worked with individuals of varied cultural backgrounds, life situations and in settings such as schools (K-8th), outpatient mental health offices, intensive outpatient programs, hospitals, universities and within the military. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor (LCSW-NJ), Certified School Social Worker (NJ), Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC-NJ) and former Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC).
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples & families. During my career, I have worked with individuals of varied cultural backgrounds, life situations and in settings such as schools (K-8th), outpatient mental health offices, intensive outpatient programs, hospitals, universities and within the military. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor (LCSW-NJ), Certified School Social Worker (NJ), Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC-NJ) and former Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC).
(848) 420-9590 View (848) 420-9590
Photo of Irene Hoylie-Ristaino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Neptune, NJ
Irene Hoylie-Ristaino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CCS
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH SERVICES: ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS. Everyone may need help at some point in their life. If you are struggling with a mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder, you don't have to go through it alone. There are very specific issues that individuals who suffer from mental issues have to face. I'd like to help you move forward to reach your goals and live your best life! You deserve it.
TELEHEALTH SERVICES: ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS. Everyone may need help at some point in their life. If you are struggling with a mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder, you don't have to go through it alone. There are very specific issues that individuals who suffer from mental issues have to face. I'd like to help you move forward to reach your goals and live your best life! You deserve it.
(848) 235-9446 View (848) 235-9446
Photo of Susan Warner Psychotherapy LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Susan Warner Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753
The relationship between the therapist and client is the most important predictor of a successful experience in counseling. I treat adults, adolescents, and couples who are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, addiction, divorce, relationships, anger, loss and trauma. I engender an environment of trust and support for clients in a safe, therapeutic atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable discussing personal issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and motivational enhancement, as well as protocols for addiction, including smoking cessation.
The relationship between the therapist and client is the most important predictor of a successful experience in counseling. I treat adults, adolescents, and couples who are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, addiction, divorce, relationships, anger, loss and trauma. I engender an environment of trust and support for clients in a safe, therapeutic atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable discussing personal issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and motivational enhancement, as well as protocols for addiction, including smoking cessation.
(848) 207-2069 View (848) 207-2069
Photo of Nicholas Stanco, Licensed Professional Counselor in Neptune, NJ
Nicholas Stanco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
Life is sometimes a difficult process especially when a partner or child needs, but doesn't want therapy. It can become very painful for yourself or the loved one whose behavior is affecting the whole family. You may even be combing these ads trying to sort out where to start. Sometimes you need someone who knows how to allow a person to open up in their own time. Someone who can work with them through their fears. I have experience in: Child Therapy, Addressing resistance, Mandated clients and LGBTQ concerns. I utilize a variety of techniques toward this aim including EMDR and Play (Sandtray) therapy.
Life is sometimes a difficult process especially when a partner or child needs, but doesn't want therapy. It can become very painful for yourself or the loved one whose behavior is affecting the whole family. You may even be combing these ads trying to sort out where to start. Sometimes you need someone who knows how to allow a person to open up in their own time. Someone who can work with them through their fears. I have experience in: Child Therapy, Addressing resistance, Mandated clients and LGBTQ concerns. I utilize a variety of techniques toward this aim including EMDR and Play (Sandtray) therapy.
(732) 517-7401 View (732) 517-7401
Photo of Leah Maselli, Psychologist in Neptune, NJ
Leah Maselli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753
I'm glad you are here. Are you ready to start feeling better? You deserve it. Therapy can be an important step to begin to live the life you have imagined. Often our own negative thinking patterns deeply impact our mood but it can be so hard to just “feel better”. I strive to make counseling a space that is supportive and empathetic to promote personal growth. Life can feel really overwhelming and therapy can be a place that you begin to explore your thoughts, your relationships, and past experiences while beginning to implement daily changes to lead a fulfilling and joyful life.
I'm glad you are here. Are you ready to start feeling better? You deserve it. Therapy can be an important step to begin to live the life you have imagined. Often our own negative thinking patterns deeply impact our mood but it can be so hard to just “feel better”. I strive to make counseling a space that is supportive and empathetic to promote personal growth. Life can feel really overwhelming and therapy can be a place that you begin to explore your thoughts, your relationships, and past experiences while beginning to implement daily changes to lead a fulfilling and joyful life.
(732) 838-5518 View (732) 838-5518
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Dr. Robert V. Morse II
Psychologist, PsyD, BCC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
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Photo of Illuminate Behavioral HealthCare, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Illuminate Behavioral HealthCare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER. At Illuminate Behavioral HealthCare, we understand that life is full of many challenging moments and difficult experiences. Often times, processing these events in a supportive and healthy manner can allow you to grow as an individual and successfully pass through these challenges only to emerge a better you. We would love to join you on your journey to a better you. We look forward to hearing from you.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN SEPTEMBER. At Illuminate Behavioral HealthCare, we understand that life is full of many challenging moments and difficult experiences. Often times, processing these events in a supportive and healthy manner can allow you to grow as an individual and successfully pass through these challenges only to emerge a better you. We would love to join you on your journey to a better you. We look forward to hearing from you.
(973) 547-1648 View (973) 547-1648
Photo of Ella McAllister, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Ella McAllister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
Now that you have taken the first step in seeking help, together we can take the second step towards addressing the presenting problem. Let’s develop a deeper understanding of yourself through recognizing & understanding patterns that may be causing you emotional distress. Let's explore the thought-emotion-behavior connection so that you can rewrite the narrative, improve your emotional state, change your behavioral response, & improve upon coping skills. Therapeutic interventions include the evidence-based practices of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certified CBT Practitioner) and Motivational Interviewing.
Now that you have taken the first step in seeking help, together we can take the second step towards addressing the presenting problem. Let’s develop a deeper understanding of yourself through recognizing & understanding patterns that may be causing you emotional distress. Let's explore the thought-emotion-behavior connection so that you can rewrite the narrative, improve your emotional state, change your behavioral response, & improve upon coping skills. Therapeutic interventions include the evidence-based practices of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certified CBT Practitioner) and Motivational Interviewing.
(908) 628-0944 View (908) 628-0944
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Solutions Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
I like working with people who are struggling. I believe that we all go through hard times; we struggle with life events as well as things that are more internal such as depression or anxiety. I believe that each person has an innate potential to grow but that we often live life on autopilot continuing to do the same things that perpetuate our struggles and pain. Therapy is a chance to slow down and look at these struggles. It is a chance to intentionally explore them and how to deal with them.
I like working with people who are struggling. I believe that we all go through hard times; we struggle with life events as well as things that are more internal such as depression or anxiety. I believe that each person has an innate potential to grow but that we often live life on autopilot continuing to do the same things that perpetuate our struggles and pain. Therapy is a chance to slow down and look at these struggles. It is a chance to intentionally explore them and how to deal with them.
(908) 970-9804 View (908) 970-9804
Photo of Seasons Psychotherapy & Wellness -Dr. Liza Clancy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Seasons Psychotherapy & Wellness -Dr. Liza Clancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Neptune, NJ 07753
Not accepting new clients
As we face life's challenges, unwelcome feelings such as anxiety and depression may impact our adjustment. Support during these critical periods has been proven to dramatically affect outcomes. As a therapist, I will companion you on a journey toward self awareness and an understanding of how subtle changes in perception and attitude can change your life. We can accomplish this in a safe and supportive milieu where we identify issues and work through them to develop coping skills and a sense of well-being.
As we face life's challenges, unwelcome feelings such as anxiety and depression may impact our adjustment. Support during these critical periods has been proven to dramatically affect outcomes. As a therapist, I will companion you on a journey toward self awareness and an understanding of how subtle changes in perception and attitude can change your life. We can accomplish this in a safe and supportive milieu where we identify issues and work through them to develop coping skills and a sense of well-being.
(732) 733-4687 View (732) 733-4687
Photo of Taharka A Sankara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Neptune, NJ
Taharka A Sankara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753
Taharka Sankara holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey in the fields of Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Counseling experience spans across various treatment modalities with diverse populations. Many years spent counseling adolescent and adult males with addictive and criminal behaviors in individual, group and family sessions to address the underlying issues of trauma, substance abuse and other co-occurring behavior and mental health disorders. He works primarily from a solution-focused, strengths-based, client-centered framework.
Taharka Sankara holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey in the fields of Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Counseling experience spans across various treatment modalities with diverse populations. Many years spent counseling adolescent and adult males with addictive and criminal behaviors in individual, group and family sessions to address the underlying issues of trauma, substance abuse and other co-occurring behavior and mental health disorders. He works primarily from a solution-focused, strengths-based, client-centered framework.
(732) 456-6190 View (732) 456-6190

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Neptune, NJ

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Neptune, NJ who prioritize treating:

92% Coping Skills
90% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Neptune, NJ see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Neptune?

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.