Therapists in Port Jefferson, NY

Photo of Eileen Mccormick, Counselor in Port Jefferson, NY
Eileen Mccormick
Counselor, LMHC, FT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Are you stuck? Would you like to get your life back? If you recognize that your personal, professional, social or academic functioning is affected by overwhelming feelings of anxiety depression, fear or anger specifically caused by a particular loss (death, disability, divorce or break-up, pet, job, etc) I can help! I help people who are overwhelmed with grief become unstuck and get their lives back!
Are you stuck? Would you like to get your life back? If you recognize that your personal, professional, social or academic functioning is affected by overwhelming feelings of anxiety depression, fear or anger specifically caused by a particular loss (death, disability, divorce or break-up, pet, job, etc) I can help! I help people who are overwhelmed with grief become unstuck and get their lives back!
(631) 771-7282 View (631) 771-7282
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Claudine Lasky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Not accepting new clients
I have been a therapist for over 20 years. In my private practice, I specialize in personal development, trauma, and life's many transitions. I offer psychotherapy services to help individuals and families learn to fully express themselves with more confidence, make deeper connections with others, and to live a more authentic, meaningful life. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to the therapeutic process and relationship. My main goal is to help my clients to feel happier, have deeper, authentic relationships and improve their overall quality of life.
I have been a therapist for over 20 years. In my private practice, I specialize in personal development, trauma, and life's many transitions. I offer psychotherapy services to help individuals and families learn to fully express themselves with more confidence, make deeper connections with others, and to live a more authentic, meaningful life. I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to the therapeutic process and relationship. My main goal is to help my clients to feel happier, have deeper, authentic relationships and improve their overall quality of life.
(631) 892-4129 View (631) 892-4129
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Christopher Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Hello, my name is Christopher Callahan and I am starting a new practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in addiction. I offer a kind, caring, non-judgmental, and straightforward approach to assisting you in achieving your goals. I am currently accepting Aetna, UHC, Oxford, UMR, HealthFirst, and Medicaid insurances now, while I am in the process of becoming credentialed with more insurance companies as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you feel I can be of assistance.
Hello, my name is Christopher Callahan and I am starting a new practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in addiction. I offer a kind, caring, non-judgmental, and straightforward approach to assisting you in achieving your goals. I am currently accepting Aetna, UHC, Oxford, UMR, HealthFirst, and Medicaid insurances now, while I am in the process of becoming credentialed with more insurance companies as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you feel I can be of assistance.
(516) 289-9694 View (516) 289-9694
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Amanda Moffettone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
I believe that mental health is not a destination but a process in learning how to find comfort within the uncomfortable, to be at peace with what is, and to fall in to appreciation for the journey. I received my Master’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University then went on to get my license to become a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have clinical experience working in various settings. My expertise areas include working with individuals struggling with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, trauma, identity and self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, relationship or family conflict, anger management and career or life-transitions.
I believe that mental health is not a destination but a process in learning how to find comfort within the uncomfortable, to be at peace with what is, and to fall in to appreciation for the journey. I received my Master’s in Social Work from Stony Brook University then went on to get my license to become a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have clinical experience working in various settings. My expertise areas include working with individuals struggling with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, trauma, identity and self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, relationship or family conflict, anger management and career or life-transitions.
(516) 715-2007 View (516) 715-2007
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Laura D'Andrea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
Are you or your loved ones feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life? Do you often feel anxious or depressed juggling a career, children, parenting, marriage and all of the responsibilities that come with that? It sounds like it's time to start taking care of YOU! I am a Licensed Social Worker, and children, adolescents and families have been the focus of my practice. I provide a safe environment for children and their families to work through life's challenges and achieve your goals. Call me for a free phone consultation!
Are you or your loved ones feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life? Do you often feel anxious or depressed juggling a career, children, parenting, marriage and all of the responsibilities that come with that? It sounds like it's time to start taking care of YOU! I am a Licensed Social Worker, and children, adolescents and families have been the focus of my practice. I provide a safe environment for children and their families to work through life's challenges and achieve your goals. Call me for a free phone consultation!
(631) 887-4303 View (631) 887-4303
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Elizabeth Regina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
I have 15 years of experience working in the community with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, OCD, and other disorders as well. I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, and children in varied settings. In inpatient hospital settings, and partial hospital settings as well as at my private practice. I use varied therapeutic modalities that are tailored to the specific needs of my client. I utilize empathy and compassion to tailor my therapeutic interventions to the needs of you or your child. I can assist with family issues, behavioral issues, marital issues and psychiatric issues.
I have 15 years of experience working in the community with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, OCD, and other disorders as well. I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, and children in varied settings. In inpatient hospital settings, and partial hospital settings as well as at my private practice. I use varied therapeutic modalities that are tailored to the specific needs of my client. I utilize empathy and compassion to tailor my therapeutic interventions to the needs of you or your child. I can assist with family issues, behavioral issues, marital issues and psychiatric issues.
(631) 509-7486 View (631) 509-7486
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Kathleen DiMartino
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Life can be both painful and challenging, but that does not mean that you have to go through it alone. Therapy is often a great place to start (or continue) when we are in need of some extra support.
Life can be both painful and challenging, but that does not mean that you have to go through it alone. Therapy is often a great place to start (or continue) when we are in need of some extra support.
(631) 605-7205 View (631) 605-7205
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Emily Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker experienced in working with adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, panic disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. My mission has been to provide compassion, empathy, and a safe space to explore feelings, thoughts, and patterns of behavior. Along the way, I found that I have an undeniable passion for working with mothers; during pregnancy, postpartum, and all the day-to-day joys, struggles, and transitions of motherhood.
I am a licensed clinical social worker experienced in working with adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, panic disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. My mission has been to provide compassion, empathy, and a safe space to explore feelings, thoughts, and patterns of behavior. Along the way, I found that I have an undeniable passion for working with mothers; during pregnancy, postpartum, and all the day-to-day joys, struggles, and transitions of motherhood.
(631) 336-2759 View (631) 336-2759
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Shannon Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
What about you? Often we’re so focused on those around us that we lose sight of what we have control over… and that’s ourselves. My goal is to empower my clients to cope with whatever life throws at them. Whether the issues you are dealing with are your own, or you are struggling with the people around you, therapy can help you find ways to accept and manage these hardships. I truly believe that finding a supportive person whom you can confide in can be the first step to improving whatever is causing you distress.
What about you? Often we’re so focused on those around us that we lose sight of what we have control over… and that’s ourselves. My goal is to empower my clients to cope with whatever life throws at them. Whether the issues you are dealing with are your own, or you are struggling with the people around you, therapy can help you find ways to accept and manage these hardships. I truly believe that finding a supportive person whom you can confide in can be the first step to improving whatever is causing you distress.
(516) 447-3496 View (516) 447-3496
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Michael Dzwil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Congratulations on taking this first step in seeking support and making change. Perhaps you’re fully on board with the idea of talking to someone or maybe you’re more undecided- but either way-welcome! My name is Michael and I’m a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with experience working in an inpatient acute psychiatric setting as well as being a supervisor and therapist in an adolescent and adult mental health clinic. When it comes to treatment, I believe in focusing on the underlying cause and not solely on the presenting symptom, which allows me to work to get to the root of the behaviors being displayed.
Congratulations on taking this first step in seeking support and making change. Perhaps you’re fully on board with the idea of talking to someone or maybe you’re more undecided- but either way-welcome! My name is Michael and I’m a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with experience working in an inpatient acute psychiatric setting as well as being a supervisor and therapist in an adolescent and adult mental health clinic. When it comes to treatment, I believe in focusing on the underlying cause and not solely on the presenting symptom, which allows me to work to get to the root of the behaviors being displayed.
(516) 550-5751 View (516) 550-5751
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Christina Erhardt
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Life can bring uncertainty and pain that we need help to navigate and heal from. Are you feeling unhappy or lost? Having relationship difficulties? Worried about the future? Have you endured great losses or hardships that are leaving you feeling confused, isolated or unlovable? You do not have to shoulder this alone. Maybe you want to feel fulfilled or joyful. Maybe you want to cultivate meaningful relationships. Maybe you want to grow in ways you never thought possible. I am passionate about helping people put the pieces of themselves back together in a way that leaves them feeling inspired and open to life's possibilities.
Life can bring uncertainty and pain that we need help to navigate and heal from. Are you feeling unhappy or lost? Having relationship difficulties? Worried about the future? Have you endured great losses or hardships that are leaving you feeling confused, isolated or unlovable? You do not have to shoulder this alone. Maybe you want to feel fulfilled or joyful. Maybe you want to cultivate meaningful relationships. Maybe you want to grow in ways you never thought possible. I am passionate about helping people put the pieces of themselves back together in a way that leaves them feeling inspired and open to life's possibilities.
(516) 550-4342 View (516) 550-4342
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Brett R Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety. If you are ready, allow me to help you to overcome this very severe, but very treatable problem. I am a very positive and motivated therapist. I encourage contact between sessions via phone/e-mail communication, particularly during periods of crisis. If you are having a panic attack or severe symptoms, I will try to be available to you in as close to real time as possible. When you are ready, make the call.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety. If you are ready, allow me to help you to overcome this very severe, but very treatable problem. I am a very positive and motivated therapist. I encourage contact between sessions via phone/e-mail communication, particularly during periods of crisis. If you are having a panic attack or severe symptoms, I will try to be available to you in as close to real time as possible. When you are ready, make the call.
(516) 324-3030 View (516) 324-3030
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Michelle Krebo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
When life becomes unmanageable it can make one feel very alone. It’s in these moments that we need to reach out for help and guidance to get ourselves back on track. We know that anxiety, depression, anger, grief, etc. are all issues that we deal with throughout our lifetime. What some do not know is that we don’t have to deal with these emotions on our own. There are many different coping skills in place to help you manage and heal.
When life becomes unmanageable it can make one feel very alone. It’s in these moments that we need to reach out for help and guidance to get ourselves back on track. We know that anxiety, depression, anger, grief, etc. are all issues that we deal with throughout our lifetime. What some do not know is that we don’t have to deal with these emotions on our own. There are many different coping skills in place to help you manage and heal.
(631) 791-5421 View (631) 791-5421
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Joe Willis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
“I don’t feel heard,” or “I can’t seem to do anything right,” are common feelings expressed in couples’ therapy. Another client may come confused, “People are telling me I have anger issues.” And other folks feel overwhelmed and stressed, “My life is changing dramatically and I’m not sure what to do next.” As one who has had many life experiences, I may identify with many of the feelings you are experiencing. Whether it is your relationships, feelings of anxiety or depression, or struggles with the choice’s life has put in front of you.
“I don’t feel heard,” or “I can’t seem to do anything right,” are common feelings expressed in couples’ therapy. Another client may come confused, “People are telling me I have anger issues.” And other folks feel overwhelmed and stressed, “My life is changing dramatically and I’m not sure what to do next.” As one who has had many life experiences, I may identify with many of the feelings you are experiencing. Whether it is your relationships, feelings of anxiety or depression, or struggles with the choice’s life has put in front of you.
(631) 296-1113 View (631) 296-1113
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Jennifer E Donnelly-Greenberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg specializes in working with patients who have been diagnosed with anxiety-based disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (including body dysmorphic disorder), conduct disorder, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and ADHD. Using a warm and supportive approach, Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg works with children, adolescents, and adults to treat a wide variety of disorders using an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to each individual. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg has an integrative approach that utilizes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as a variety of other approaches, when appropriate.
Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg specializes in working with patients who have been diagnosed with anxiety-based disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (including body dysmorphic disorder), conduct disorder, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and ADHD. Using a warm and supportive approach, Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg works with children, adolescents, and adults to treat a wide variety of disorders using an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to each individual. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg has an integrative approach that utilizes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as a variety of other approaches, when appropriate.
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Uzma Khurram
Mental Health Counselor, LMFT, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
Are you looking for ways to overcome feeling stuck in some aspect of your life or in a relationship? Do you want someone to guide you while you find the motivation to work on personal and professional goals? Or are you looking for a non-judgmental space to address your past traumas and darkest wounds? Whatever your intentions and needs are, I’m here to provide a safe container, to see and hear you, and to help you grow. This kind of healing work isn’t easy, but it’s immensely rewarding. So many of us numb and distract ourselves to cope, but there are healthier options available.
Are you looking for ways to overcome feeling stuck in some aspect of your life or in a relationship? Do you want someone to guide you while you find the motivation to work on personal and professional goals? Or are you looking for a non-judgmental space to address your past traumas and darkest wounds? Whatever your intentions and needs are, I’m here to provide a safe container, to see and hear you, and to help you grow. This kind of healing work isn’t easy, but it’s immensely rewarding. So many of us numb and distract ourselves to cope, but there are healthier options available.
(516) 689-7850 View (516) 689-7850
Jessica Merrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Hello! My name is Jessica and I'm am LMSW from Stony Brook University. In our sessions, I will strive to create a safe, empathetic space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in order to make positive change in your life. I use an integrative, person-centered approach to counseling which we will tailor to your individual needs and goals.
Hello! My name is Jessica and I'm am LMSW from Stony Brook University. In our sessions, I will strive to create a safe, empathetic space where we can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in order to make positive change in your life. I use an integrative, person-centered approach to counseling which we will tailor to your individual needs and goals.
(516) 518-9268 View (516) 518-9268
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Susanne Carmello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CASAC-T
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
It takes courage and strength to reach out for support during trying and challenging times. Therapy allows us to connect more deeply with ourselves, and tap into the power of being vulnerable in order to heal and strengthen. I am honored to accompany you on your journey to self-discovery while providing skillful guidance and resources along the way to help foster positive manifestation and emotional regulation. I am a client-centered psychotherapist focusing on empowering people through unique and evidence-based approaches to therapy. I am a certified Clinical Supervisor offering:
It takes courage and strength to reach out for support during trying and challenging times. Therapy allows us to connect more deeply with ourselves, and tap into the power of being vulnerable in order to heal and strengthen. I am honored to accompany you on your journey to self-discovery while providing skillful guidance and resources along the way to help foster positive manifestation and emotional regulation. I am a client-centered psychotherapist focusing on empowering people through unique and evidence-based approaches to therapy. I am a certified Clinical Supervisor offering:
(516) 613-2959 View (516) 613-2959
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Alexandria Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Jefferson, NY 11777  (Online Only)
You deserve a life of happiness, abundance, and peace! Many people see therapy as that one-sided conversation laying on that stereotypical couch we see in movies. Therapy doesn't have to be a painful or intimidating thing! My goal is to help you be the version of you that YOU want. You are capable of achieving whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process and experiencing yourself in new ways.
You deserve a life of happiness, abundance, and peace! Many people see therapy as that one-sided conversation laying on that stereotypical couch we see in movies. Therapy doesn't have to be a painful or intimidating thing! My goal is to help you be the version of you that YOU want. You are capable of achieving whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process and experiencing yourself in new ways.
(516) 518-7445 View (516) 518-7445
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Amy Garbacz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Mental Health is an integral part of our well-being. Therapy can be a way for anyone to build resilience and healthy coping skills to deal with tough challenges. I strive to create a safe and supportive space for clients to work through difficult times, manage life stressors, increase positivity and achieve goals.
Mental Health is an integral part of our well-being. Therapy can be a way for anyone to build resilience and healthy coping skills to deal with tough challenges. I strive to create a safe and supportive space for clients to work through difficult times, manage life stressors, increase positivity and achieve goals.
(516) 309-4858 View (516) 309-4858

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Number of Therapists in Port Jefferson, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Port Jefferson, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Port Jefferson, NY see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Port Jefferson?

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.

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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.