Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Amelia Aldao, Psychologist in New York, NY
Amelia Aldao
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
When we're anxious, we tend to feel physical symptoms (like our hearts beating faster) or experience lots of worries about many things. But the biggest problem with anxiety is that it GETS IN THE WAY of a full life! It holds us back. It paralyzes us. It makes us second-guess ourselves. It prevents us from forming relationships. I became a cognitive behavioral therapist so that I could help people manage their anxiety more effectively and regain control of their lives.
When we're anxious, we tend to feel physical symptoms (like our hearts beating faster) or experience lots of worries about many things. But the biggest problem with anxiety is that it GETS IN THE WAY of a full life! It holds us back. It paralyzes us. It makes us second-guess ourselves. It prevents us from forming relationships. I became a cognitive behavioral therapist so that I could help people manage their anxiety more effectively and regain control of their lives.
(914) 252-3267 View (914) 252-3267
Photo of Daniel Joseph Franco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Daniel Joseph Franco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10022
Have you ever considered whether your child could benefit from therapy? I offer a complimentary consultation to answer concerns you may have. You can speak to me about anything; nothing you say will surprise or shock me. I can assist your child navigate through  struggles as well as helping them become their own therapist. I work successfully with adolescents who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, trauma, academic, and addiction issues.
Have you ever considered whether your child could benefit from therapy? I offer a complimentary consultation to answer concerns you may have. You can speak to me about anything; nothing you say will surprise or shock me. I can assist your child navigate through  struggles as well as helping them become their own therapist. I work successfully with adolescents who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, relationship problems, trauma, academic, and addiction issues.
(929) 357-2428 View (929) 357-2428
Photo of Cindy Kasovitz Sichel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Cindy Kasovitz Sichel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10022
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, worried about work, life, love and relationships? Do you want to learn new tools to solve chronic problems with your spouse, lover, teenager, boss, or other difficult people in your life? Are you tired of having the same old argument with the people you love most, and looking for new solutions for harmony and comfort in your close relationships?
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, worried about work, life, love and relationships? Do you want to learn new tools to solve chronic problems with your spouse, lover, teenager, boss, or other difficult people in your life? Are you tired of having the same old argument with the people you love most, and looking for new solutions for harmony and comfort in your close relationships?
(646) 490-9944 View (646) 490-9944
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Robinson St Victor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I am the founder of Vital Steps Mental Health Counseling Services PC, a private practice operating in NYC. I am a warm, caring, compassionate, and supportive person. Those qualities have made it easy for people to share their deepest emotional issues as they search for a path to cope and manage some of life's most challenging circumstances. Society tends to see and be accepting of the impact of physical challenges on the life of an individual however, most people struggle to understand the debilitating impact of traumatic experience on the health and wellbeing of a person. I get it. I am ready to work with you.
I am the founder of Vital Steps Mental Health Counseling Services PC, a private practice operating in NYC. I am a warm, caring, compassionate, and supportive person. Those qualities have made it easy for people to share their deepest emotional issues as they search for a path to cope and manage some of life's most challenging circumstances. Society tends to see and be accepting of the impact of physical challenges on the life of an individual however, most people struggle to understand the debilitating impact of traumatic experience on the health and wellbeing of a person. I get it. I am ready to work with you.
(929) 205-6304 View (929) 205-6304
Photo of Stacy Kuhn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Stacy Kuhn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
New York, NY 10128
I strive to help clients understand their personal issues and dynamics that might be interfering with achieving their success in personal and professional life. I have witnessed the stresses young people feel when facing the pressures of adulthood. Increasingly, these anxieties are associated with economic and social media pressures. Many of these young adults have unhealthy coping mechanisms for dealing with these factors, like substance abuse. Through understanding a person's way of being and looking at the world, healthier behaviors and thoughts can lead to effective change in life.
I strive to help clients understand their personal issues and dynamics that might be interfering with achieving their success in personal and professional life. I have witnessed the stresses young people feel when facing the pressures of adulthood. Increasingly, these anxieties are associated with economic and social media pressures. Many of these young adults have unhealthy coping mechanisms for dealing with these factors, like substance abuse. Through understanding a person's way of being and looking at the world, healthier behaviors and thoughts can lead to effective change in life.
(646) 663-4274 View (646) 663-4274
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Sarah Dolan
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
After seeing a family member struggle with their mental health and the positive effect therapy had on them, I decided I wanted to help people in the same way. I want to hold space for you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings, difficulties, and hardships. Through this process I will help you better understand yourself, your behavior and where you fit into the world. I work best with young people between ages 6 and 35 as I understand the difficulties life brings as you transition from adolescence to adulthood.
After seeing a family member struggle with their mental health and the positive effect therapy had on them, I decided I wanted to help people in the same way. I want to hold space for you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings, difficulties, and hardships. Through this process I will help you better understand yourself, your behavior and where you fit into the world. I work best with young people between ages 6 and 35 as I understand the difficulties life brings as you transition from adolescence to adulthood.
(347) 835-5940 View (347) 835-5940
Photo of Yiran Sun, Licensed Professional Counselor in New York, NY
Yiran Sun
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Yiran utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, mainly person-centered, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Yiran serves as a non-judgmental and open-minded observer who encourages clients to reflect and gain new perspectives on both themselves and the world around them. Yiran’s therapy also involves active listening, validation, and empowerment to create a safe space for clients to process their emotions, gain self-awareness, and strengthen coping skills.
Yiran utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, mainly person-centered, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Yiran serves as a non-judgmental and open-minded observer who encourages clients to reflect and gain new perspectives on both themselves and the world around them. Yiran’s therapy also involves active listening, validation, and empowerment to create a safe space for clients to process their emotions, gain self-awareness, and strengthen coping skills.
(646) 832-4015 View (646) 832-4015
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Wendoline Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
Wendoline Vargas (she/her), is a first generation, Latinx, bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. Wendoline was born and raised in Los Angeles, earning an undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Wendoline is a fierce advocate for social justice and passionate about working with BIPOC women/young adults, & individuals with marginalized identities, and helping to empower them to reach their fullest potential.
Wendoline Vargas (she/her), is a first generation, Latinx, bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. Wendoline was born and raised in Los Angeles, earning an undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Wendoline is a fierce advocate for social justice and passionate about working with BIPOC women/young adults, & individuals with marginalized identities, and helping to empower them to reach their fullest potential.
(646) 632-1550 View (646) 632-1550
Photo of Bridget Madigan-Sharp, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Bridget Madigan-Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
New York, NY 10011
We are all doing the best we can. But sometimes we realize that ways that we have previously used to cope with pain are no longer serving us. I work with people of all backgrounds who are in the process of learning to not judge themselves for being in pain, and in finding that freedom they can focus on what they need to function as their authentic selves.
We are all doing the best we can. But sometimes we realize that ways that we have previously used to cope with pain are no longer serving us. I work with people of all backgrounds who are in the process of learning to not judge themselves for being in pain, and in finding that freedom they can focus on what they need to function as their authentic selves.
(332) 322-6797 View (332) 322-6797
Photo of Julia Mooney, Licensed Master Social Worker in New York, NY
Julia Mooney
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified
New York, NY 10017
If you’re reading this, it’s because you are ready to engage in self-exploration. Maybe you want to address a challenge of some kind: relationship struggles, inertia, unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought. Maybe you’ve experienced a change or a loss that is stirring up anxiety, sadness, or both. Maybe you've been living with pain for so long you don't know where to begin. It can feel at times like we are hostage to negative thoughts and circumstances. But we don't have to be. I believe each one of us has the ability to effect meaningful change.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you are ready to engage in self-exploration. Maybe you want to address a challenge of some kind: relationship struggles, inertia, unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought. Maybe you’ve experienced a change or a loss that is stirring up anxiety, sadness, or both. Maybe you've been living with pain for so long you don't know where to begin. It can feel at times like we are hostage to negative thoughts and circumstances. But we don't have to be. I believe each one of us has the ability to effect meaningful change.
(347) 427-5917 View (347) 427-5917
Photo of New York Center for Relationship Repair, Counselor in New York, NY
New York Center for Relationship Repair
Counselor, PhD, Prof
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10018
Hi! I'm Dr. Steinberg. Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Are you in need of couples counseling or sex therapy? Do you need help to recover after discovering infidelity? Do you have difficult or unsupportive parents or relatives? Do you wish to argue less (my TEDX Talk is about this!) or have parenting/family issues? Do you need extra support and guidance to help you handle challenging situations or desire to make important changes? Is "work stress" or work/life balance a problem? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then I would LOVE to work with you - to teach you valuable tools to help you secure SUCCESS!
Hi! I'm Dr. Steinberg. Are you struggling with your relationship(s)? Are you in need of couples counseling or sex therapy? Do you need help to recover after discovering infidelity? Do you have difficult or unsupportive parents or relatives? Do you wish to argue less (my TEDX Talk is about this!) or have parenting/family issues? Do you need extra support and guidance to help you handle challenging situations or desire to make important changes? Is "work stress" or work/life balance a problem? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then I would LOVE to work with you - to teach you valuable tools to help you secure SUCCESS!
(917) 574-0825 View (917) 574-0825
Photo of Wan-Hai Tseng, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Wan-Hai Tseng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10020  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed? Believe you aren't good enough? Dealing with grief/loss? Struggling to adjust to life challenges (health problems, career, breakup, infertility)? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Want to learn how to effectively communicate with others? I'm eager to hear your story. I'll encourage you to express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at your own pace. From there, we will work together to identify problematic beliefs and behaviors impacting different aspects of your life with the goal of gaining a new perspective and using your strengths to create a healthy lifestyle.
Feeling overwhelmed? Believe you aren't good enough? Dealing with grief/loss? Struggling to adjust to life challenges (health problems, career, breakup, infertility)? Experiencing relationship difficulties? Want to learn how to effectively communicate with others? I'm eager to hear your story. I'll encourage you to express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at your own pace. From there, we will work together to identify problematic beliefs and behaviors impacting different aspects of your life with the goal of gaining a new perspective and using your strengths to create a healthy lifestyle.
(646) 759-9985 View (646) 759-9985
Photo of Antonieta Contreras, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Antonieta Contreras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCN, EMDRIA, CCPT-II
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I believe in emotional health. Having emotions is as natural as your appetite, and that having emotional difficulties is as human as experiencing hunger; Processing our emotions in therapy is as necessary as any other visit to a doctor: either for a check-up, when there are initial symptoms, or once the problem has already manifested and is making our life somehow dysfunctional. I avoid labels or focusing on pathology; instead, I concentrate on helping my clients to overcome the doubts, difficulties, or challenges that get in the way of a calm, stable, and fulfilling life.
I believe in emotional health. Having emotions is as natural as your appetite, and that having emotional difficulties is as human as experiencing hunger; Processing our emotions in therapy is as necessary as any other visit to a doctor: either for a check-up, when there are initial symptoms, or once the problem has already manifested and is making our life somehow dysfunctional. I avoid labels or focusing on pathology; instead, I concentrate on helping my clients to overcome the doubts, difficulties, or challenges that get in the way of a calm, stable, and fulfilling life.
(646) 762-6064 View (646) 762-6064
Photo of Shivon Ramadhin, Licensed Master Social Worker in New York, NY
Shivon Ramadhin
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
New York, NY 10003
I provide individual therapy that is warm, collaborative, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each person I see. I strongly value inclusivity, liberation, and respect. Having my clients trust me with their stories brings me great joy to know that I can help be the bridge for a person to dive deeper into their self-growth and connection to others. Being trained in numerous methodologies and techniques allows me to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to my clients. Together, we work not only toward developing healthy coping skills, but toward healing for a sense of purpose, contentment, and peace.
I provide individual therapy that is warm, collaborative, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each person I see. I strongly value inclusivity, liberation, and respect. Having my clients trust me with their stories brings me great joy to know that I can help be the bridge for a person to dive deeper into their self-growth and connection to others. Being trained in numerous methodologies and techniques allows me to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to my clients. Together, we work not only toward developing healthy coping skills, but toward healing for a sense of purpose, contentment, and peace.
(332) 262-7106 View (332) 262-7106
Photo of Elizabeth Mulhare, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Elizabeth Mulhare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist in New York City with over ten years experience working in both private practice and at New York Presbyterian Hospital, treating adults with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. I use evidence based therapies to help clients reach their goals and reduce their suffering. Clients learn to change maladaptive, self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving.
I am a psychotherapist in New York City with over ten years experience working in both private practice and at New York Presbyterian Hospital, treating adults with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. I use evidence based therapies to help clients reach their goals and reduce their suffering. Clients learn to change maladaptive, self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving.
(718) 806-9376 View (718) 806-9376
Photo of Chase Girvin, Counselor in New York, NY
Chase Girvin
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, ACS
Verified
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
Do you want to overcome depression or anxiety and feel confident? Are you struggling with relationships? Do you find yourself getting angry quickly? Sometimes life transitions get difficult to manage. I have been helping people with these problems for 10 years and we can work collaboratively and holistically. We will focus on physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life. We will figure out your best qualities and strengths, your personal resources and virtues to realize your true potential that will help you heal.
Do you want to overcome depression or anxiety and feel confident? Are you struggling with relationships? Do you find yourself getting angry quickly? Sometimes life transitions get difficult to manage. I have been helping people with these problems for 10 years and we can work collaboratively and holistically. We will focus on physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life. We will figure out your best qualities and strengths, your personal resources and virtues to realize your true potential that will help you heal.
(929) 325-0188 View (929) 325-0188
Photo of Michael Sozzi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Michael Sozzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
My goal is to help clients manage & reduce their symptoms in order to create a more fulfilling life. Our work together will provide you with the tools needed to help you perform better. In addition to addressing symptoms, I also help clients discover the root causes of their concerns which is crucial for long-term success. I've built a successful practice working with clients looking for assistance in achieving both personal & professional goals. These include career guidance, executive consulting, job performance, relationship growth, reducing anxiety and depression or managing obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
My goal is to help clients manage & reduce their symptoms in order to create a more fulfilling life. Our work together will provide you with the tools needed to help you perform better. In addition to addressing symptoms, I also help clients discover the root causes of their concerns which is crucial for long-term success. I've built a successful practice working with clients looking for assistance in achieving both personal & professional goals. These include career guidance, executive consulting, job performance, relationship growth, reducing anxiety and depression or managing obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
(646) 759-4161 View (646) 759-4161
Photo of Elizabeth Jarow Sytnik, Pre-Licensed Professional in New York, NY
Elizabeth Jarow Sytnik
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
You are the expert of your own lived experiences. In therapy, we will collaborate to explore what hinders you, to set goals, and to build skills that will allow you to flourish. Reaching out for support and prioritizing yourself can feel difficult and overwhelming. I am here to provide you with nonjudgmental support, affirmation, and unconditional acceptance as you enter this journey of self-exploration. I believe that therapy should provide a positive space in which you feel safe in approaching the challenging work that we will take on together.
You are the expert of your own lived experiences. In therapy, we will collaborate to explore what hinders you, to set goals, and to build skills that will allow you to flourish. Reaching out for support and prioritizing yourself can feel difficult and overwhelming. I am here to provide you with nonjudgmental support, affirmation, and unconditional acceptance as you enter this journey of self-exploration. I believe that therapy should provide a positive space in which you feel safe in approaching the challenging work that we will take on together.
(929) 481-3299 View (929) 481-3299
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Rebecca J Eyre Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed mental health counselor in both NY and WA, offering individual therapy to adults & adolescents. I particularly enjoy working with people who are navigating eating disorders, anxiety, complex trauma (especially childhood sexual abuse, religious abuse, adult children of people with substance abuse issues or personality disorders), gender & sexual identity exploration, relationship issues like attachment and infidelity, and major life transitions (particularly divorce, grief and burnout). I also love working with couples, doing short-term family intensives, and supporting folks in need of eating disorder intervention.
I’m a licensed mental health counselor in both NY and WA, offering individual therapy to adults & adolescents. I particularly enjoy working with people who are navigating eating disorders, anxiety, complex trauma (especially childhood sexual abuse, religious abuse, adult children of people with substance abuse issues or personality disorders), gender & sexual identity exploration, relationship issues like attachment and infidelity, and major life transitions (particularly divorce, grief and burnout). I also love working with couples, doing short-term family intensives, and supporting folks in need of eating disorder intervention.
(347) 801-7693 View (347) 801-7693
Photo of Joseph Fifield, Counselor in New York, NY
Joseph Fifield
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
I aspire to create a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgmental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how you relate to others so that you can make positive improvements that are lasting. Therapy can be challenging; but my belief is that through this meaningful work you will develop a deeper sense of self and awareness of strengths that may have gone undiscovered to this point. In therapy, issues to be resolved will be addressed with the idea that self-awareness leads to choice, responsibility and change.
I aspire to create a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgmental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how you relate to others so that you can make positive improvements that are lasting. Therapy can be challenging; but my belief is that through this meaningful work you will develop a deeper sense of self and awareness of strengths that may have gone undiscovered to this point. In therapy, issues to be resolved will be addressed with the idea that self-awareness leads to choice, responsibility and change.
(929) 242-6719 View (929) 242-6719

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Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.