Therapists in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Photo of Keryn M. Shane, Licensed Professional Counselor in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Keryn M. Shane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Asking for guidance is not always easy to do. Realizing it’s time to reach out takes great courage and I am here to help. When we have a better understanding of ourselves, we have a better chance of accepting who we are and recovering from what we have been through on this journey we call life. My approach as a therapist is to help my clients gain insight, change negative patterns/ behaviors and to find fulfillment in life. I offer a safe, empathetic, and judgement free space.
Asking for guidance is not always easy to do. Realizing it’s time to reach out takes great courage and I am here to help. When we have a better understanding of ourselves, we have a better chance of accepting who we are and recovering from what we have been through on this journey we call life. My approach as a therapist is to help my clients gain insight, change negative patterns/ behaviors and to find fulfillment in life. I offer a safe, empathetic, and judgement free space.
(848) 235-9290 View (848) 235-9290
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Peaceful Mind, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  (Online Only)
If you are ready to learn to be joyful and find a new meaning in life, I am here to support you in therapy. Are you currently experiencing challenges in your marriage or family relationships? Are you looking forward to learn better ways of communicating, and how to get along with others? Are you ready to learn better coping skills, get your self-confidence back, and finally put yourself first? I am here to support you on your healing journey. My clinical experience is in individual, couples and family therapy. I specialize in supporting clients who are in relationship with high earning partners.
If you are ready to learn to be joyful and find a new meaning in life, I am here to support you in therapy. Are you currently experiencing challenges in your marriage or family relationships? Are you looking forward to learn better ways of communicating, and how to get along with others? Are you ready to learn better coping skills, get your self-confidence back, and finally put yourself first? I am here to support you on your healing journey. My clinical experience is in individual, couples and family therapy. I specialize in supporting clients who are in relationship with high earning partners.
(732) 217-4610 View (732) 217-4610
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Jessica Ahearn
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
You potentially accomplished the hardest part of seeking guidance; asking for help. I understand that it is not easy and at times, can be intimidating. Working on bettering ourselves is an ever-changing process, where the journey can be beautiful if we allow it to be. My approach as a therapist is to assist clients in gaining insight, change negative patterns and behaviors, and desire to obtain self-fulfillment.
You potentially accomplished the hardest part of seeking guidance; asking for help. I understand that it is not easy and at times, can be intimidating. Working on bettering ourselves is an ever-changing process, where the journey can be beautiful if we allow it to be. My approach as a therapist is to assist clients in gaining insight, change negative patterns and behaviors, and desire to obtain self-fulfillment.
(732) 538-6735 View (732) 538-6735
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Gail Poverman-Kave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BCD, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
I offer a cognitive-behavioral, client centered approach to counseling. Using a combination of therapies and approaches, I provide a nurturing, safe environment where clients can freely explore and express their thoughts and feelings and learn how to take control of them and their lives. Supportive Psychotherapy techniques lay the foundation for a successful experience toward a client's journey to self-awareness, insight, and healthy relationships with both the self and others. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths and I welcome the opportunity to assist you in acheiving your goals.
I offer a cognitive-behavioral, client centered approach to counseling. Using a combination of therapies and approaches, I provide a nurturing, safe environment where clients can freely explore and express their thoughts and feelings and learn how to take control of them and their lives. Supportive Psychotherapy techniques lay the foundation for a successful experience toward a client's journey to self-awareness, insight, and healthy relationships with both the self and others. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and faiths and I welcome the opportunity to assist you in acheiving your goals.
(732) 410-5754 View (732) 410-5754
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Lisa DiBernardo - Clients Aged 6-14
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
With 17+ years experience providing mental health support to children and adolescents, my primary goal is to foster a safe and trusting environment where your child can thrive and develop their emotional well-being. I understand that entrusting your child's mental health to someone else can be a challenging decision. However, I want to assure you that my approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a genuine commitment to your child's growth. By creating a non-judgmental and supportive space, I strive to establish a therapeutic relationship that encourages open communication, active listening, and collaboration.
With 17+ years experience providing mental health support to children and adolescents, my primary goal is to foster a safe and trusting environment where your child can thrive and develop their emotional well-being. I understand that entrusting your child's mental health to someone else can be a challenging decision. However, I want to assure you that my approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a genuine commitment to your child's growth. By creating a non-judgmental and supportive space, I strive to establish a therapeutic relationship that encourages open communication, active listening, and collaboration.
(732) 838-6237 View (732) 838-6237
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Cobi Beyda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Trauma is often the root of our struggles. Childhood and adult trauma can leave visible and invisible marks on our bodies and souls. These marks show up in our relationships, our parenting, and our physical health, among other places. It takes bravery to face the feelings that trauma brings up within us. I tailor my techniques and connections to the individual needs of each person who walks through my door because not one of us can, or should, be boxed into a category. I specialize in working with adults; individuals, couples, and families.
Trauma is often the root of our struggles. Childhood and adult trauma can leave visible and invisible marks on our bodies and souls. These marks show up in our relationships, our parenting, and our physical health, among other places. It takes bravery to face the feelings that trauma brings up within us. I tailor my techniques and connections to the individual needs of each person who walks through my door because not one of us can, or should, be boxed into a category. I specialize in working with adults; individuals, couples, and families.
(848) 305-1174 View (848) 305-1174
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Patricia Fennelly Cooke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, Divorce, Mediati
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Not accepting new clients
Life is good, but it sometimes can be more difficult than it has to be. If you are feeling like it is more challenging to get through the day due to anxiety, depression, grief, or poor relationships with yourself or others....let me help. I am fortunate to work with amazing people who have found themselves dealing with tough life circumstances/mental health issues and have come to me to find a better path and have succeeded. It is my goal to individualize treatment so that joy in life and a positive mindset can be achieved.
Life is good, but it sometimes can be more difficult than it has to be. If you are feeling like it is more challenging to get through the day due to anxiety, depression, grief, or poor relationships with yourself or others....let me help. I am fortunate to work with amazing people who have found themselves dealing with tough life circumstances/mental health issues and have come to me to find a better path and have succeeded. It is my goal to individualize treatment so that joy in life and a positive mindset can be achieved.
(848) 220-2578 View (848) 220-2578
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Kelly Ketcham
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  (Online Only)
Overcoming the stigma associated with seeking counseling can be incredibly challenging for many. Recognizing when to seek help is a big accomplishment. It is important to be aware that we do not need to face life’s challenges alone. It is my duty to walk by your side while navigating whatever situation you may be struggling with. I have experience working with adults in an outpatient setting, assisting them in addressing a wide range of challenges with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, grief, and life transitions.
Overcoming the stigma associated with seeking counseling can be incredibly challenging for many. Recognizing when to seek help is a big accomplishment. It is important to be aware that we do not need to face life’s challenges alone. It is my duty to walk by your side while navigating whatever situation you may be struggling with. I have experience working with adults in an outpatient setting, assisting them in addressing a wide range of challenges with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, grief, and life transitions.
(848) 276-7772 View (848) 276-7772
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Alyson Zilai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
It can be difficult to make the strong and often necessary choice to begin therapy. By taking the time to look through these profiles, you are starting the process of feeling at home and connected to yourself again-or for the first time. You may be experiencing a difficult transition, having relationship challenges with your significant other, children or peers. Perhaps you are not feeling like yourself, or able to feel the joy you once felt, experiencing feelings of low self-worth or frustrated with the way things are right now and it is time to make a change.
It can be difficult to make the strong and often necessary choice to begin therapy. By taking the time to look through these profiles, you are starting the process of feeling at home and connected to yourself again-or for the first time. You may be experiencing a difficult transition, having relationship challenges with your significant other, children or peers. Perhaps you are not feeling like yourself, or able to feel the joy you once felt, experiencing feelings of low self-worth or frustrated with the way things are right now and it is time to make a change.
(908) 620-5113 View (908) 620-5113
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Margaret Debrot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PsyA
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I approach my work with sensitivity and in response to the needs presented by the individual or family. My professional work demonstrates an ability to respect the individual needs of others when, at times, life presents expected or unexpected challenges. I believe a non-judgemental approach in practice helps to support individuals as they take a new approach to old and new challenges. Margaret is a certified training and supervising analyst and is on the faculty of The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies where she teaches several courses in both the child and adult training programs. Margaret is an author.
I approach my work with sensitivity and in response to the needs presented by the individual or family. My professional work demonstrates an ability to respect the individual needs of others when, at times, life presents expected or unexpected challenges. I believe a non-judgemental approach in practice helps to support individuals as they take a new approach to old and new challenges. Margaret is a certified training and supervising analyst and is on the faculty of The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies where she teaches several courses in both the child and adult training programs. Margaret is an author.
(201) 875-1005 View (201) 875-1005
Thomas Henry jordan Jr
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, EdD, LCADC, Sc Psy
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
I have been an alcohol/drug counselor for 40 years.in various modalities and was a School Psychologist for 26 years. It takes courage to face life problems, alcohol/drug abuse can be especially difficult because of the potential 'stigma' involved. They are ,however, life issues that can actually "be fixed"..My counseling approach tends to be more "food for thought" rather than lecturing , it is a journey in self-understanding for the individual. Learn to understand how defense mechanisms work to defend the negative behaviors in the individuals eyes.It is not easy, but the new quality of life is worth the fight.
I have been an alcohol/drug counselor for 40 years.in various modalities and was a School Psychologist for 26 years. It takes courage to face life problems, alcohol/drug abuse can be especially difficult because of the potential 'stigma' involved. They are ,however, life issues that can actually "be fixed"..My counseling approach tends to be more "food for thought" rather than lecturing , it is a journey in self-understanding for the individual. Learn to understand how defense mechanisms work to defend the negative behaviors in the individuals eyes.It is not easy, but the new quality of life is worth the fight.
(848) 256-0210 View (848) 256-0210
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Rosemarie Poverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  (Online Only)
My counseling practice offers a warm and confidential atmosphere where the services are client centered and the aim is to aid those coming for help to reach a resolution of their issues and improve the quality of life as soon as possible.
My counseling practice offers a warm and confidential atmosphere where the services are client centered and the aim is to aid those coming for help to reach a resolution of their issues and improve the quality of life as soon as possible.
(732) 289-9778 View (732) 289-9778
Photo of Lisa A. Verni, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Lisa A. Verni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Waitlist for new clients
My clients tell me I am easy to talk with because I am calm, patient, interactive, and very compassionate. I know what it is like to be stuck; wanting to change something about yourself or your life and yet not sure how to do it. I think that by reading this, you have already taken the most important step to a better life. I greatly admire your courage and determination to seek help. I am passionate about what I do because I know people CAN change! I have repeatedly witnessed how people do fulfill their potential through our work together.
My clients tell me I am easy to talk with because I am calm, patient, interactive, and very compassionate. I know what it is like to be stuck; wanting to change something about yourself or your life and yet not sure how to do it. I think that by reading this, you have already taken the most important step to a better life. I greatly admire your courage and determination to seek help. I am passionate about what I do because I know people CAN change! I have repeatedly witnessed how people do fulfill their potential through our work together.
(732) 852-7112 View (732) 852-7112
Photo of Kenneth C. Schwarz, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Kenneth C. Schwarz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCADC
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Blue Sea Counseling is welcoming new clients who are seeking freedom from alcohol or substance abuse and the mental distress it brings. Ken Schwarz, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with lived experience, offers a mix of treatment approaches rooted in mindfulness practices, to focus on healing the mind, body and spirit. Ken is welcoming, compassionate and offers a calming presence to assist those looking to welcome change into their lives. Ken is available for family interventions, individual therapy, and couples / family sessions.
Blue Sea Counseling is welcoming new clients who are seeking freedom from alcohol or substance abuse and the mental distress it brings. Ken Schwarz, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with lived experience, offers a mix of treatment approaches rooted in mindfulness practices, to focus on healing the mind, body and spirit. Ken is welcoming, compassionate and offers a calming presence to assist those looking to welcome change into their lives. Ken is available for family interventions, individual therapy, and couples / family sessions.
(848) 233-3547 View (848) 233-3547
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Juliany H Montalbano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in the state of New Jersey with 10 + years of experience. I have a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. I also speak Portuguese and Spanish. I encourage my clients to look at themselves with compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance, while embracing their positive qualities and limitations, developing new believes about themselves, others, and their circumstances. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation that will to lead to a trust connection and promote transformation.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in the state of New Jersey with 10 + years of experience. I have a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. I also speak Portuguese and Spanish. I encourage my clients to look at themselves with compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance, while embracing their positive qualities and limitations, developing new believes about themselves, others, and their circumstances. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation that will to lead to a trust connection and promote transformation.
(732) 675-0005 View (732) 675-0005
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Leo Beyda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Life can present us with unexpected challenges that may feel overwhelming and insurmountable. However, I firmly believe that as human beings, we each have, within us, the ability and the tools necessary to overcome these obstacles; even though accessing these tools can sometimes be challenging. I consider it an honor to assist my clients in uncovering their individual strengths.
Life can present us with unexpected challenges that may feel overwhelming and insurmountable. However, I firmly believe that as human beings, we each have, within us, the ability and the tools necessary to overcome these obstacles; even though accessing these tools can sometimes be challenging. I consider it an honor to assist my clients in uncovering their individual strengths.
(848) 208-7697 View (848) 208-7697
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Victory Bay Recovery Center - Detox
MD
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
(732) 943-1374 View (732) 943-1374
Jason Andreach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
I have a great deal of experience using evidence based practices and techniques geared towards improving the lives and happiness of clients. I emphasize helping clients be more aware of their common thought patterns and to modify their ways of thinking and emotions to better promote feelings of well being. Focusing on the present is more conducive to well being than being consumed by the past or worries about the future. Helping clients control what they can is the key.and inevitably behavior will change as well.
I have a great deal of experience using evidence based practices and techniques geared towards improving the lives and happiness of clients. I emphasize helping clients be more aware of their common thought patterns and to modify their ways of thinking and emotions to better promote feelings of well being. Focusing on the present is more conducive to well being than being consumed by the past or worries about the future. Helping clients control what they can is the key.and inevitably behavior will change as well.
(732) 903-7012 View (732) 903-7012
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Jaclyn Ciampolillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Integrative Health Practitioner. I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship and support are most necessary to promote positive change. I use a strength-based approach and help motivate clients to meet their individualized goals and needs. I have a wide range of experience working with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Mood Dysregulation as well as life transitions and relationship conflicts.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Integrative Health Practitioner. I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship and support are most necessary to promote positive change. I use a strength-based approach and help motivate clients to meet their individualized goals and needs. I have a wide range of experience working with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Mood Dysregulation as well as life transitions and relationship conflicts.
(732) 479-8289 View (732) 479-8289
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Jennifer Fabbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
I earned my BA in Psychology from St. Peter's University and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. I have over 20 years of experience as a School Social Worker in addition to my clinical work with individuals and couples. During our time together, we will focus on the experiences that have restricted your growth by creating a nurturing and supportive environment where you will feel comfortable and empowered. Our goals will include building your strength and resilience during life's most challenging moments while starting and maintaining positive relationships with your family and friends.
I earned my BA in Psychology from St. Peter's University and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. I have over 20 years of experience as a School Social Worker in addition to my clinical work with individuals and couples. During our time together, we will focus on the experiences that have restricted your growth by creating a nurturing and supportive environment where you will feel comfortable and empowered. Our goals will include building your strength and resilience during life's most challenging moments while starting and maintaining positive relationships with your family and friends.
(732) 759-9369 View (732) 759-9369

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Number of Therapists in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

40+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
91% Anxiety
67% Relationship Issues
58% Trauma and PTSD
58% Self Esteem
58% Life Transitions
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Point Pleasant Beach?

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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.