Therapists in Voorhees, NJ

Photo of Catherine M Duzenski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Catherine M Duzenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, QCSW, CACYFSW
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
For me, a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients is a must, and a trusting and supportive environment is the essential mantra to good therapeutic work. I believe it is a great privilege when a client allows me into the realm of their vulnerabilities, and I have a responsibility to offer them the best quality care in the most conducive environment possible. I feel that my professional knowledge coupled with life experience gives me a deep ability to listen honestly, understand sincerely, empathize in a heartfelt way and offer genuine respect for the human condition...whatever it may be.
For me, a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients is a must, and a trusting and supportive environment is the essential mantra to good therapeutic work. I believe it is a great privilege when a client allows me into the realm of their vulnerabilities, and I have a responsibility to offer them the best quality care in the most conducive environment possible. I feel that my professional knowledge coupled with life experience gives me a deep ability to listen honestly, understand sincerely, empathize in a heartfelt way and offer genuine respect for the human condition...whatever it may be.
(856) 553-5356 View (856) 553-5356
Photo of Madison Kurz (adolescent/teen specialist), Licensed Social Worker in Voorhees, NJ
Madison Kurz (adolescent/teen specialist)
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a LSW with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a LSW with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(856) 263-3835 View (856) 263-3835
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Core Counseling South Jersey, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Helping you understand the root of the problem while working towards healing, in a safe and warm environment is a focus of my therapeutic model. This helps positive change become possible. You may be experiencing worry, self-blame, judgement or feeling not as happy as you would like. Do you want to feel better, but are unsure of what steps to take, or if the change is possible? These feelings may affect your self-esteem, mood, and other areas of your life. It's important that the focus is not just about changing your behaviors, but about feeling better.
Helping you understand the root of the problem while working towards healing, in a safe and warm environment is a focus of my therapeutic model. This helps positive change become possible. You may be experiencing worry, self-blame, judgement or feeling not as happy as you would like. Do you want to feel better, but are unsure of what steps to take, or if the change is possible? These feelings may affect your self-esteem, mood, and other areas of your life. It's important that the focus is not just about changing your behaviors, but about feeling better.
(609) 798-1063 View (609) 798-1063
Photo of Rebecca Redel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Rebecca Redel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Starting therapy, whether it is your first time or not, can be scary and overwhelming. It is important to find the right therapist that makes you feel at ease, and most importantly, comfortable. I have over 15 years of experience in the field with a background in individual counseling. I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with loss and grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and transitions of life. I incorporate several therapeutic approaches in my work that cater to the individual needs of my clients. I believe that feelings of empowerment promote self-growth and self-care.
Starting therapy, whether it is your first time or not, can be scary and overwhelming. It is important to find the right therapist that makes you feel at ease, and most importantly, comfortable. I have over 15 years of experience in the field with a background in individual counseling. I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with loss and grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and transitions of life. I incorporate several therapeutic approaches in my work that cater to the individual needs of my clients. I believe that feelings of empowerment promote self-growth and self-care.
(856) 567-5970 View (856) 567-5970
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Dr. Stephanie Glanville - Ptsd Specialist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My approach to therapy reflects my belief that individuals can recover from traumatic and/or stressful life experiences. I am a licensed psychologist with advanced training in neuropsychology. My training and service in the United States Air Force and employment at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center has provided me with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma-related anxiety disorders.
My approach to therapy reflects my belief that individuals can recover from traumatic and/or stressful life experiences. I am a licensed psychologist with advanced training in neuropsychology. My training and service in the United States Air Force and employment at a Veteran Affairs Medical Center has provided me with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma-related anxiety disorders.
(856) 369-3483 View (856) 369-3483
Photo of Phil Smyth (adolescent/teen specialist), Counselor in Voorhees, NJ
Phil Smyth (adolescent/teen specialist)
Counselor, LAC, CADC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a licensed counselor with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a licensed counselor with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. My areas of specialty and focus are depression, anxiety, low self esteem, mood disorders, and trauma. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(856) 446-3669 View (856) 446-3669
Photo of Phyllis Nehra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Phyllis Nehra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Whether the client in front of me is one person or a couple, I look forward to the opportunity to help people feel heard and validated. Helping people identify and express their needs is a favorite part of the therapeutic process. From there, people can begin to identify and set the boundaries they need, leading them to feel empowered within their relationships. My wish is to give clients the opportunity to identify and communicate their needs, set boundaries, and live the life they'd prefer without others' expectations or limitations. I love to watch the transformation as clients live in a way that allows them to feel confident.
Whether the client in front of me is one person or a couple, I look forward to the opportunity to help people feel heard and validated. Helping people identify and express their needs is a favorite part of the therapeutic process. From there, people can begin to identify and set the boundaries they need, leading them to feel empowered within their relationships. My wish is to give clients the opportunity to identify and communicate their needs, set boundaries, and live the life they'd prefer without others' expectations or limitations. I love to watch the transformation as clients live in a way that allows them to feel confident.
(856) 350-4034 View (856) 350-4034
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Jason D Juxon-Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LAC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043  (Online Only)
You find yourself struggling with attachment-related challenges, ineffective coping mechanisms, and chronic stress, which have been impacting your ability to be emotionally present and available to your loved ones. You may have experienced difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy, secure connections with others, leading to feelings of anxiety, insecurity, or emotional disconnection in your relationships. You've realized that your current ways of coping with stress and emotions may not serve you well, and you desire to develop healthier, more adaptive strategies to navigate life's challenges. You want a deeper understanding.
You find yourself struggling with attachment-related challenges, ineffective coping mechanisms, and chronic stress, which have been impacting your ability to be emotionally present and available to your loved ones. You may have experienced difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy, secure connections with others, leading to feelings of anxiety, insecurity, or emotional disconnection in your relationships. You've realized that your current ways of coping with stress and emotions may not serve you well, and you desire to develop healthier, more adaptive strategies to navigate life's challenges. You want a deeper understanding.
(201) 561-7617 View (201) 561-7617
Photo of Candice Ramsey, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Voorhees, NJ
Candice Ramsey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, CPC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Reaching out for help can be a challenging first step, and I'm happy you decided to take it. My name is Candice, and I’m a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m passionate about not just guiding others through some of life’s most testing situations, but doing so all while ensuring they feel heard, safe, and respected as they shift from feelings of uncertainty to a state of rebuild. I've had the opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of individuals and later pursued couples therapy with an additional focus in life stressors and career transitions.
Reaching out for help can be a challenging first step, and I'm happy you decided to take it. My name is Candice, and I’m a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m passionate about not just guiding others through some of life’s most testing situations, but doing so all while ensuring they feel heard, safe, and respected as they shift from feelings of uncertainty to a state of rebuild. I've had the opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of individuals and later pursued couples therapy with an additional focus in life stressors and career transitions.
(856) 386-7806 View (856) 386-7806
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Shauna Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Hi, I'm Shauna and I'm so glad you have happened upon my profile! I know searching for a therapist online can be daunting, but I encourage you to keep looking for your ideal therapist, whether it's me, one of my colleagues at SpeakEasy, or a different therapist you find. The most important predictor of successful therapy is the fit between the client and therapist and once you find that, you will find that going to therapy will be worth the journey!
Hi, I'm Shauna and I'm so glad you have happened upon my profile! I know searching for a therapist online can be daunting, but I encourage you to keep looking for your ideal therapist, whether it's me, one of my colleagues at SpeakEasy, or a different therapist you find. The most important predictor of successful therapy is the fit between the client and therapist and once you find that, you will find that going to therapy will be worth the journey!
(856) 502-1098 View (856) 502-1098
Photo of Moradeyo Adeyi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Moradeyo Adeyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
(856) 804-1593 View (856) 804-1593
Photo of Sharon L Roberts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Voorhees, NJ
Sharon L Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Day to day life wearing you down? Stress, anxiety and depression weighing on your every movement? Sometimes things get past us and before we know it our mind, body and spirit are no longer aligned. Similar to physical health, our emotional health benefits from on-going maintenance. I believe we all have the potential to make positive improvements in our lives. I can offer encouragement, support and assistance in a non-judgmental environment. I can guide you in developing feelings of confidence and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment, by assisting to develop a plan to achieve your goals for personal happiness and growth.
Day to day life wearing you down? Stress, anxiety and depression weighing on your every movement? Sometimes things get past us and before we know it our mind, body and spirit are no longer aligned. Similar to physical health, our emotional health benefits from on-going maintenance. I believe we all have the potential to make positive improvements in our lives. I can offer encouragement, support and assistance in a non-judgmental environment. I can guide you in developing feelings of confidence and empowerment in a safe and supportive environment, by assisting to develop a plan to achieve your goals for personal happiness and growth.
(856) 446-3774 View (856) 446-3774
Photo of Rebecca Austin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Rebecca Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(856) 712-1190 View (856) 712-1190
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Counseling Center of South Jersey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Are you stressed all the time? Can’t stop overthinking? Fighting with your spouse and family? Does it feel like no one understands? We understand and are here to help! In therapy, you will learn how to communicate better, cope in healthy ways and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others. We will build a trusting relationship and utilize your strengths to help you reach your goals. You will feel empowered in our warm, safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space. You deserve a fulfilling, meaningful life. We will show you the way!
Are you stressed all the time? Can’t stop overthinking? Fighting with your spouse and family? Does it feel like no one understands? We understand and are here to help! In therapy, you will learn how to communicate better, cope in healthy ways and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others. We will build a trusting relationship and utilize your strengths to help you reach your goals. You will feel empowered in our warm, safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space. You deserve a fulfilling, meaningful life. We will show you the way!
(856) 626-5885 View (856) 626-5885
Photo of Melissa Cramutolo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Melissa Cramutolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. I am passionate about walking clients through the healing journey, and believe that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
(856) 553-1489 View (856) 553-1489
Photo of Jae Guy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Jae Guy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Disconnected from you desires? Confused? Have you struggled with feeling different or building satisfying relationships? Strong, loving relationships are essential to wellbeing. No relationship is more important than the one you have with yourself. I want to help you achieve better integration of mind and body through self-compassion, acceptance, mindfulness, and embodiment. I have specialized experience working with LGBQ, Trans, Poly/ENM, GNC/NB, Kinky, and Sex Working individuals. While I don't accept insurance I do offer sliding scale services to individuals $40-$150 based on need.
Are you feeling stuck? Disconnected from you desires? Confused? Have you struggled with feeling different or building satisfying relationships? Strong, loving relationships are essential to wellbeing. No relationship is more important than the one you have with yourself. I want to help you achieve better integration of mind and body through self-compassion, acceptance, mindfulness, and embodiment. I have specialized experience working with LGBQ, Trans, Poly/ENM, GNC/NB, Kinky, and Sex Working individuals. While I don't accept insurance I do offer sliding scale services to individuals $40-$150 based on need.
(267) 666-0733 View (267) 666-0733
Photo of Brie Scialabbo in Voorhees, NJ
Brie Scialabbo
MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Starting therapy, whether it’s for the first time or with someone new, can be difficult; sometimes the process of finding a therapist can be almost as daunting as the therapy itself! However, the right therapist IS out there and this journey will ultimately lead you to the person to give you the help you need! Most importantly, this therapist should have professional experience with your specific needs. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as substance use, personality disorders, and anxiety/depression.
Starting therapy, whether it’s for the first time or with someone new, can be difficult; sometimes the process of finding a therapist can be almost as daunting as the therapy itself! However, the right therapist IS out there and this journey will ultimately lead you to the person to give you the help you need! Most importantly, this therapist should have professional experience with your specific needs. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as substance use, personality disorders, and anxiety/depression.
(856) 666-0340 View (856) 666-0340
Photo of Alaine Robertson-Ali, Licensed Professional Counselor in Voorhees, NJ
Alaine Robertson-Ali
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I have 23 years of training and experience working with adults who struggle with low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and anger. I'm also very experienced with clients working on transitions such as going to college, new job, marriage, starting a family, a divorce, or coping with a past or recent trauma. I've worked for many years in drug treatment too. I think clients are looking for a way to gain insight and awareness of how challenges effect their thinking, and want to learn new skills to improve how they feel and function in the world.
I have 23 years of training and experience working with adults who struggle with low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and anger. I'm also very experienced with clients working on transitions such as going to college, new job, marriage, starting a family, a divorce, or coping with a past or recent trauma. I've worked for many years in drug treatment too. I think clients are looking for a way to gain insight and awareness of how challenges effect their thinking, and want to learn new skills to improve how they feel and function in the world.
(856) 497-7804 View (856) 497-7804
Photo of Todd Pressman, Psychologist in Voorhees, NJ
Todd Pressman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stuck in life, like you're not making any real headway in your battle against anxiety? Do you feel frustrated and exhausted by the endless cycle of worry and fear? Have you spent too much money on therapy, self-help courses and books, but still feel helpless in the face of anxiety? Here's a startling fact: Our best therapies for anxiety only have about a 46% success rate. That's simply not good enough when you're an anxiety sufferer! But the good news is that you don’t have to live like this anymore. Real and lasting change is available to you. (Check out our free resources at www.toddpressman.com).
Are you tired of feeling stuck in life, like you're not making any real headway in your battle against anxiety? Do you feel frustrated and exhausted by the endless cycle of worry and fear? Have you spent too much money on therapy, self-help courses and books, but still feel helpless in the face of anxiety? Here's a startling fact: Our best therapies for anxiety only have about a 46% success rate. That's simply not good enough when you're an anxiety sufferer! But the good news is that you don’t have to live like this anymore. Real and lasting change is available to you. (Check out our free resources at www.toddpressman.com).
(856) 254-2653 View (856) 254-2653
Photo of Melanie Pacheco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Voorhees, NJ
Melanie Pacheco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I love working with all different types of clients, and I find that I learn from those that I work with. I love working with anyone who wants to make a change or achieve a goal.
I love working with all different types of clients, and I find that I learn from those that I work with. I love working with anyone who wants to make a change or achieve a goal.
(856) 517-2405 View (856) 517-2405

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Voorhees, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Voorhees, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Voorhees, NJ see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Voorhees?

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.