Therapists in Newark, NJ

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Photo of James J DeSantis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
James J DeSantis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07102
I utilize an integrative clinical approach to counseling and employ various therapeutic methods which I have been trained on. Depending upon what will be most helpful for you on a individual basis, my approach draws upon the principles of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as several other therapeutic methods.
I utilize an integrative clinical approach to counseling and employ various therapeutic methods which I have been trained on. Depending upon what will be most helpful for you on a individual basis, my approach draws upon the principles of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as several other therapeutic methods.
(551) 999-6355 View (551) 999-6355
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Raquel Scullari
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07105
I found my calling within the community serving as an in-home counselor and also attending at Beth Israel Medical Center as a Mental Health Clinician, since 2011. The psychotherapy work focus around Individual and family needs, using Family System, CBT and Strength-Based approach. I'm also experienced with children trauma, behavior issues, anger management, domestic violence, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Another passion of mine centers around Immigration. I offer psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases. I am a native Portuguese/Spanish speaker and have experience working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse.
I found my calling within the community serving as an in-home counselor and also attending at Beth Israel Medical Center as a Mental Health Clinician, since 2011. The psychotherapy work focus around Individual and family needs, using Family System, CBT and Strength-Based approach. I'm also experienced with children trauma, behavior issues, anger management, domestic violence, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Another passion of mine centers around Immigration. I offer psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases. I am a native Portuguese/Spanish speaker and have experience working with clients with a history of trauma and abuse.
(201) 431-0776 View (201) 431-0776
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Shawna M Hinkson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07106  (Online Only)
I work with clients to help them make important changes or to overcome difficult life circumstances and obstacles. My desire is to support my clients, however, I also challenge them to foster growth. I have a energetic and transparent style that I hope feels relatable and warm. This is particularly important for clients who are: new to therapy, struggling with opening up, or are trying to overcome the negative stigma around seeking support. I have expertise in the areas of relational issues, stress, crisis intervention, depression, and anxiety. One of my specialties is working with active military service members and veterans.
I work with clients to help them make important changes or to overcome difficult life circumstances and obstacles. My desire is to support my clients, however, I also challenge them to foster growth. I have a energetic and transparent style that I hope feels relatable and warm. This is particularly important for clients who are: new to therapy, struggling with opening up, or are trying to overcome the negative stigma around seeking support. I have expertise in the areas of relational issues, stress, crisis intervention, depression, and anxiety. One of my specialties is working with active military service members and veterans.
(908) 829-9933 View (908) 829-9933
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Kathleen Isaac
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07102
Life can be challenging and I believe that we are each on our own journey to understand what it means to live a full and meaningful life. My philosophy is that we all can benefit from taking time to care for our mental well-being. I treat the whole person, with an appreciation for how the mind and the body are connected, and an understanding of how culture and society influence our lived experiences.
Life can be challenging and I believe that we are each on our own journey to understand what it means to live a full and meaningful life. My philosophy is that we all can benefit from taking time to care for our mental well-being. I treat the whole person, with an appreciation for how the mind and the body are connected, and an understanding of how culture and society influence our lived experiences.
(516) 701-2587 View (516) 701-2587
Photo of Josh Kaplan - Anxiety, OCD & Depression Specialist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Josh Kaplan - Anxiety, OCD & Depression Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07105
Hi, and thanks for viewing my profile. My name is Josh Kaplan, I’m a compassionate and experienced therapist with a mission to help individuals overcome Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Depression. With over a decade of experience specializing in these areas, I have developed a deep understanding of these conditions and their profound impact on one's life. Whether you are dealing with the recurrent cycle of OCD, endless thoughts of anxiety, or the deep sadness of depression, I'm here to guide you through your recovery journey.
Hi, and thanks for viewing my profile. My name is Josh Kaplan, I’m a compassionate and experienced therapist with a mission to help individuals overcome Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Depression. With over a decade of experience specializing in these areas, I have developed a deep understanding of these conditions and their profound impact on one's life. Whether you are dealing with the recurrent cycle of OCD, endless thoughts of anxiety, or the deep sadness of depression, I'm here to guide you through your recovery journey.
(201) 347-1377 View (201) 347-1377
Emerald Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07106
Not accepting new clients
Emerald Counseling Services is an agency of highly skilled, bi-lingual, culturally competent, professionals whose mission is to provide a therapeutic alternative to at-risk youths ages 5 - 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges within the home, the school, and/or the community.
Emerald Counseling Services is an agency of highly skilled, bi-lingual, culturally competent, professionals whose mission is to provide a therapeutic alternative to at-risk youths ages 5 - 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges within the home, the school, and/or the community.
(973) 348-6148 View (973) 348-6148
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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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SunRize Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07101  (Online Only)
My counseling philosophy is to meet a person wherever they are, with whatever the issues are that they are dealing with, & assist the person(s) to the ultimate goal of self-empowerment. My goal as a clinician is to assist you, your family, and your loved ones to enhance his or her quality of life to a point where professional services are no longer necessary to sustain & maintain his or her full potential.
My counseling philosophy is to meet a person wherever they are, with whatever the issues are that they are dealing with, & assist the person(s) to the ultimate goal of self-empowerment. My goal as a clinician is to assist you, your family, and your loved ones to enhance his or her quality of life to a point where professional services are no longer necessary to sustain & maintain his or her full potential.
(732) 631-3410 View (732) 631-3410
Photo of Julio C Olivo II, Psychologist in Newark, NJ
Julio C Olivo II
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07105
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, I have witnessed a lot that has helped me as a psychologist. I am experienced with working with children who have trauma and/or behavioral issues and adults who have mental health issues ranging from minimal stress to schizophrenia. I have worked with families that are dealing with infertility, infidelity, and separation. I am also a certified school psychologist. Hence, I understand academic difficulties and its impact on both the child and parent.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, I have witnessed a lot that has helped me as a psychologist. I am experienced with working with children who have trauma and/or behavioral issues and adults who have mental health issues ranging from minimal stress to schizophrenia. I have worked with families that are dealing with infertility, infidelity, and separation. I am also a certified school psychologist. Hence, I understand academic difficulties and its impact on both the child and parent.
(973) 832-0611 View (973) 832-0611
Photo of Emanuel Aaron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Emanuel Aaron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07106  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with extensive experience in the treatment of substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (psychiatric & biomedical). I am an empathic, culturally sensitive practitioner who understands that the process of finding someone who understands life situations may become overwhelming. I work with each of my clients to make sure that they get the support they need to process their feelings and emotions. I specialize in adults who experience difficulties with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with extensive experience in the treatment of substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (psychiatric & biomedical). I am an empathic, culturally sensitive practitioner who understands that the process of finding someone who understands life situations may become overwhelming. I work with each of my clients to make sure that they get the support they need to process their feelings and emotions. I specialize in adults who experience difficulties with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(732) 253-4956 View (732) 253-4956
Photo of Angelica V Romero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Angelica V Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07114  (Online Only)
It is so hard to try to tell your life story to a stranger; just know I'm here to help you find the strength you thought you lost that is hiding deep in you. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help create the needed change.
It is so hard to try to tell your life story to a stranger; just know I'm here to help you find the strength you thought you lost that is hiding deep in you. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy will help create the needed change.
(908) 774-9807 View (908) 774-9807
Photo of Sabrina Hammond, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Sabrina Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(973) 791-5940 View (973) 791-5940
Photo of Kimberly J. Chandler, Counselor in Newark, NJ
Kimberly J. Chandler
Counselor, PhD, PLPC, PLMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
Are you finding it hard to navigate everyday life? Are your relationships suffering? Are you simply exhausted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please know you CAN live a different life. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and many other issues are challenging. Handling these issues on your own may seem impossible. You do not have to go it alone when counseling is available. As a Black/African American therapist, I bring an inclusive approach to my work with all kinds of individuals, couples, and families.
Are you finding it hard to navigate everyday life? Are your relationships suffering? Are you simply exhausted? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please know you CAN live a different life. Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and many other issues are challenging. Handling these issues on your own may seem impossible. You do not have to go it alone when counseling is available. As a Black/African American therapist, I bring an inclusive approach to my work with all kinds of individuals, couples, and families.
(201) 514-6115 View (201) 514-6115
Photo of Silvester Oluokun, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newark, NJ
Silvester Oluokun
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Finding the right counselor can be impactful. I have found that many people are looking to work on aspects of themselves but struggle with knowing where to start and how to sustain meaningful change. Sometimes it is a matter of feeling heard/validated and other times we seek direct guidance and feedback. Oftentimes we need to develop the language to better understand what is happening and to place things in a useful context. No matter what you are looking for, I believe that creating an environment of trust, compassion, empathy and understanding is critical to the process. Looking forward to getting started, speak to you soon.
Finding the right counselor can be impactful. I have found that many people are looking to work on aspects of themselves but struggle with knowing where to start and how to sustain meaningful change. Sometimes it is a matter of feeling heard/validated and other times we seek direct guidance and feedback. Oftentimes we need to develop the language to better understand what is happening and to place things in a useful context. No matter what you are looking for, I believe that creating an environment of trust, compassion, empathy and understanding is critical to the process. Looking forward to getting started, speak to you soon.
(862) 217-5314 View (862) 217-5314
Photo of Deisther Munoz, Pre-Licensed Professional in Newark, NJ
Deisther Munoz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07105  (Online Only)
Deisther Munoz is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She has over 14 years of experience providing therapeutic care to many ages of various cultural backgrounds and a range of clinical diagnoses. These include major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring disorders. Deisther completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Kean University and University of Medicine and Dentistry. She also received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson. Throughout her career, Deisther has worked in various psychiatric settings.
Deisther Munoz is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She has over 14 years of experience providing therapeutic care to many ages of various cultural backgrounds and a range of clinical diagnoses. These include major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring disorders. Deisther completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Kean University and University of Medicine and Dentistry. She also received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson. Throughout her career, Deisther has worked in various psychiatric settings.
(908) 873-3550 View (908) 873-3550
Photo of Antonio Morales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Antonio Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07102  (Online Only)
Being a human being, immersed in this situation we call life, sometimes prompts challenges that cause us psychological distress and that can show up as anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns, preventing us from becoming the best possible version of ourselves and adversely impacting the quality of our lives. The average person sees this as something being "wrong" with them, without considering the root cause of their challenges. With some focused, honest introspection, a person can come to discover that they're often responding to something that's hidden from their awareness. It's never what seems the most obvious!
Being a human being, immersed in this situation we call life, sometimes prompts challenges that cause us psychological distress and that can show up as anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns, preventing us from becoming the best possible version of ourselves and adversely impacting the quality of our lives. The average person sees this as something being "wrong" with them, without considering the root cause of their challenges. With some focused, honest introspection, a person can come to discover that they're often responding to something that's hidden from their awareness. It's never what seems the most obvious!
(908) 224-5229 View (908) 224-5229
Photo of Anna Carolina Anjos, Pre-Licensed Professional in Newark, NJ
Anna Carolina Anjos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07105
English/Portuguese - Do you feel that you are not as happy as you think you could be? This happens because, usually, people keep insisting on the same things waiting for different results, which is not going to happen. Maybe you think that this is the only path to finding happiness. You can be experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, family issues, mood swings, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to find a way out. You have been brave in finding ways to deal with everything on your own. However, recognizing that we need help and asking for it, is even more courageous and resilient.
English/Portuguese - Do you feel that you are not as happy as you think you could be? This happens because, usually, people keep insisting on the same things waiting for different results, which is not going to happen. Maybe you think that this is the only path to finding happiness. You can be experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, family issues, mood swings, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to find a way out. You have been brave in finding ways to deal with everything on your own. However, recognizing that we need help and asking for it, is even more courageous and resilient.
(973) 949-0221 View (973) 949-0221
Photo of Dr. Viva White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Dr. Viva White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCADC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07101  (Online Only)
I am licensed in NJ with 21 years of professional work experience in the areas of mental health, education, and substance abuse. My experience encompasses helping clients with a variety of concerns such as stress, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse, grief, depression, and loss. We will process your concerns while facilitating your wellness journey to be your best self.
I am licensed in NJ with 21 years of professional work experience in the areas of mental health, education, and substance abuse. My experience encompasses helping clients with a variety of concerns such as stress, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse, grief, depression, and loss. We will process your concerns while facilitating your wellness journey to be your best self.
(862) 378-2819 View (862) 378-2819
Photo of Jaivonne W. Seary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Newark, NJ
Jaivonne W. Seary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07103  (Online Only)
I am a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of social work experience and providing psychotherapy since 2018. I provide affirmative, trauma-informed, clinical psychotherapy to adult QTPOC individuals, couples, and groups. As a Doctor of Social Work candidate, my focus of study is on the effectiveness of treatment among shared identities between clinicians and clients. For queer, trans, and people of color, therapy has historically been stigmatized, mistrusting, or inaccessible. I provide an affordable, safe space, and shared experiences that can help ease some of those concerns.
I am a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 20 years of social work experience and providing psychotherapy since 2018. I provide affirmative, trauma-informed, clinical psychotherapy to adult QTPOC individuals, couples, and groups. As a Doctor of Social Work candidate, my focus of study is on the effectiveness of treatment among shared identities between clinicians and clients. For queer, trans, and people of color, therapy has historically been stigmatized, mistrusting, or inaccessible. I provide an affordable, safe space, and shared experiences that can help ease some of those concerns.
(973) 352-0956 View (973) 352-0956
Photo of Sofia De Jesus, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newark, NJ
Sofia De Jesus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07105  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a firm believer in navigating our present through self-awareness, reflection, intention, healing, love, and mindfulness. I love helping individuals overcome life's challenges, learn new skills, and holding space for them to feel vulnerable, transparent, heard, and supported. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in settings such as schools, in-home, outpatient, inpatient, and private practice. My experience includes helping individuals with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem, gender identity and orientation.
I'm a firm believer in navigating our present through self-awareness, reflection, intention, healing, love, and mindfulness. I love helping individuals overcome life's challenges, learn new skills, and holding space for them to feel vulnerable, transparent, heard, and supported. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in settings such as schools, in-home, outpatient, inpatient, and private practice. My experience includes helping individuals with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem, gender identity and orientation.
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Number of Therapists in Newark, NJ

300+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Newark, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Newark, NJ see their clients

58% Online Only
42% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newark?

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.