Therapists in East Petersburg, PA

Photo of Sara Crowers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Petersburg, PA
Sara Crowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Hi! Seeking counseling can be difficult for myriad reasons. When you aren't certain about what to do next, connecting with a professional who has experience and extensive training can be what you need. You want to feel more confident, calm and powerful within yourself, and to heal from past conflicts and losses, right? Together, we can accomplish that. My clients are often neuro-diverse, struggling with parenthood, in challenging relationships, and/or are coping with life transitions and professional issues. You are the expert on yourself, and I'm the expert in mental health. I can help. Let's get you where you want to be.
Hi! Seeking counseling can be difficult for myriad reasons. When you aren't certain about what to do next, connecting with a professional who has experience and extensive training can be what you need. You want to feel more confident, calm and powerful within yourself, and to heal from past conflicts and losses, right? Together, we can accomplish that. My clients are often neuro-diverse, struggling with parenthood, in challenging relationships, and/or are coping with life transitions and professional issues. You are the expert on yourself, and I'm the expert in mental health. I can help. Let's get you where you want to be.
(717) 366-7489 View (717) 366-7489
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Kerri Kneisley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
I believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our character and to grow. At times, it is helpful to have someone to walk with you through that challenge. I have always had a passion for serving others. After retiring in 2015 from a career within the criminal justice system, I decided to pursue this passion within the counseling arena. For the past three years, I have been counseling adults, in both individual and group formats, who are mandated to obtain treatment by the criminal justice system. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical counseling through Eastern University.
I believe that every challenge in life is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our character and to grow. At times, it is helpful to have someone to walk with you through that challenge. I have always had a passion for serving others. After retiring in 2015 from a career within the criminal justice system, I decided to pursue this passion within the counseling arena. For the past three years, I have been counseling adults, in both individual and group formats, who are mandated to obtain treatment by the criminal justice system. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical counseling through Eastern University.
(717) 259-2794 View (717) 259-2794
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Carl Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
It’s hard to express yourself in an environment full of expectations, bias, and judgment. Can you imagine how freeing and peaceful it is to not have to carry such heavy thoughts and emotions alone? My goal is to provide a safe, objective, and unbiased space to collaboratively manage negative thoughts, find solutions, and pursue healthier approaches and perspectives. As a team, lets work to build upon your strengths, restore trust, understanding, and closeness with yourself and others. It brings me so much joy to witness clients learn and implement skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.
It’s hard to express yourself in an environment full of expectations, bias, and judgment. Can you imagine how freeing and peaceful it is to not have to carry such heavy thoughts and emotions alone? My goal is to provide a safe, objective, and unbiased space to collaboratively manage negative thoughts, find solutions, and pursue healthier approaches and perspectives. As a team, lets work to build upon your strengths, restore trust, understanding, and closeness with yourself and others. It brings me so much joy to witness clients learn and implement skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.
(717) 546-9065 View (717) 546-9065
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Becca King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Choosing to pursue therapy can be daunting. It takes effort and intention, things that don't come easily when experiencing stress or crisis. I understand this and want to support you in the step you're about to take. Perhaps you'd like to consider the "why's" behind certain decisions, or connect better with significant people in your life. Maybe you're struggling to keep the lid on hurtful or damaging experiences.
Choosing to pursue therapy can be daunting. It takes effort and intention, things that don't come easily when experiencing stress or crisis. I understand this and want to support you in the step you're about to take. Perhaps you'd like to consider the "why's" behind certain decisions, or connect better with significant people in your life. Maybe you're struggling to keep the lid on hurtful or damaging experiences.
(717) 696-0662 View (717) 696-0662
Photo of Megan Youtz, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Petersburg, PA
Megan Youtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
My approach to counseling is to hold sacred space with you- this space and dedicated time is especially sacred in the hustle and bustle of life. To prioritize, slow down and explore your human experience might feel like a luxury, but in fact it is a necessity. Sometimes life pulls us so hard, that we are forced into this space, other times it is a slow burn that builds. When we listen carefully, we often can figure out what we need, lovingly challenge the thoughts that do not serve us and take steps to connecting to our authentic selves.
My approach to counseling is to hold sacred space with you- this space and dedicated time is especially sacred in the hustle and bustle of life. To prioritize, slow down and explore your human experience might feel like a luxury, but in fact it is a necessity. Sometimes life pulls us so hard, that we are forced into this space, other times it is a slow burn that builds. When we listen carefully, we often can figure out what we need, lovingly challenge the thoughts that do not serve us and take steps to connecting to our authentic selves.
(717) 347-0562 View (717) 347-0562
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Dominic Gould
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Do you feel like it is time for a change? Do you feel as though you’ve been struggling long enough and are needing more help? My goal is to help you build the skills to confidently identify, start, and maintain patterns of positive change in your life. I want to provide you with a safe place to regain that sense of peace you've been searching for. Whether that be for yourself or in your marriage, dating, or family relationships. I want you to feel empowered and to you regain control of your life and develop a new normal that is not defined by your current or long standing problems.
Do you feel like it is time for a change? Do you feel as though you’ve been struggling long enough and are needing more help? My goal is to help you build the skills to confidently identify, start, and maintain patterns of positive change in your life. I want to provide you with a safe place to regain that sense of peace you've been searching for. Whether that be for yourself or in your marriage, dating, or family relationships. I want you to feel empowered and to you regain control of your life and develop a new normal that is not defined by your current or long standing problems.
(717) 340-9617 View (717) 340-9617
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Robin W LeCrone Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Are you feeling panic, anxiety, sadness, anger in these days of constant changes to our lives? Having trouble processing it all, and need someone to listen and help you find hope & balance again? For over a decade, I've been helping individuals & couples figure out better ways to respond to lifes challenges, each other, family, friends and even their own hurtful, cycling thinking patterns. Together we can unravel the tightness created by life today & determine a solid path that's free of overwhelming negative thoughts, behavior & feelings .
Are you feeling panic, anxiety, sadness, anger in these days of constant changes to our lives? Having trouble processing it all, and need someone to listen and help you find hope & balance again? For over a decade, I've been helping individuals & couples figure out better ways to respond to lifes challenges, each other, family, friends and even their own hurtful, cycling thinking patterns. Together we can unravel the tightness created by life today & determine a solid path that's free of overwhelming negative thoughts, behavior & feelings .
(717) 896-6002 View (717) 896-6002
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Shanna Harvey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
I believe every challenge we experience is an opportunity to strengthen ourselves and to enhance our self-awareness. Holding the belief that each of us are living for a unique purpose, I am delighted to help people find meaning in their difficult experiences. I feel passionate about aiding others in reaching their personal goals. In the therapist role, I aim to help my clients find a sense of empowerment from within, as it is up to us to tap into our full potential. My therapeutic approach is dynamic and depends on the needs of each person. I welcome clients who are motivated to create healthy positive change.
I believe every challenge we experience is an opportunity to strengthen ourselves and to enhance our self-awareness. Holding the belief that each of us are living for a unique purpose, I am delighted to help people find meaning in their difficult experiences. I feel passionate about aiding others in reaching their personal goals. In the therapist role, I aim to help my clients find a sense of empowerment from within, as it is up to us to tap into our full potential. My therapeutic approach is dynamic and depends on the needs of each person. I welcome clients who are motivated to create healthy positive change.
(717) 294-0528 View (717) 294-0528
Photo of Amanda Ruiz, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Petersburg, PA
Amanda Ruiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
14 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Anxiety. Perfectionism. These traits have helped you to be successful, but now are causing extra stress in your life. They are contributing to you to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Does that sound like you? If so, know that I can help you overcome these issues. I help you accentuate the positive in your life, and I believe in your ability to change. You might just need a little guidance to think of things in a different way! By overcoming stumbling blocks of worry, perfectionism, or poor relationships, I believe you can cultivate satisfaction and happiness. I am here to support you in accomplishing your goals!
Anxiety. Perfectionism. These traits have helped you to be successful, but now are causing extra stress in your life. They are contributing to you to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Does that sound like you? If so, know that I can help you overcome these issues. I help you accentuate the positive in your life, and I believe in your ability to change. You might just need a little guidance to think of things in a different way! By overcoming stumbling blocks of worry, perfectionism, or poor relationships, I believe you can cultivate satisfaction and happiness. I am here to support you in accomplishing your goals!
(717) 276-0842 View (717) 276-0842
Photo of Alyssa Strausser, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Petersburg, PA
Alyssa Strausser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
From struggling with anxiety, depression, or negative thoughts to dealing with triggers from your traumatic experiences, I aim to work with you as a team to create a change. Life can be difficult and managing your mental health adds stress especially when you're doing it on your own. I hope to help improve your thoughts related to your mental health, your self-esteem, and your skills for dealing with symptoms and triggers. Let's work together and find solutions to improve any concerns you may be struggling with!
From struggling with anxiety, depression, or negative thoughts to dealing with triggers from your traumatic experiences, I aim to work with you as a team to create a change. Life can be difficult and managing your mental health adds stress especially when you're doing it on your own. I hope to help improve your thoughts related to your mental health, your self-esteem, and your skills for dealing with symptoms and triggers. Let's work together and find solutions to improve any concerns you may be struggling with!
(717) 613-6532 View (717) 613-6532
Photo of Kelsa Graybill, Pre-Licensed Professional in East Petersburg, PA
Kelsa Graybill
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
When our sense of safety is shattered or we find ourselves fragmented rather than whole, we can feel trapped and helpless. We may feel unable to move forward into a world that feels overwhelming or unsafe. The story we are living can feel like one of scarcity and survival rather than one of security and celebration. Counseling offers you the space to explore your story in the context of a secure relationship and discern how to write the next chapter of your story with courage and confidence.
When our sense of safety is shattered or we find ourselves fragmented rather than whole, we can feel trapped and helpless. We may feel unable to move forward into a world that feels overwhelming or unsafe. The story we are living can feel like one of scarcity and survival rather than one of security and celebration. Counseling offers you the space to explore your story in the context of a secure relationship and discern how to write the next chapter of your story with courage and confidence.
(717) 820-9118 View (717) 820-9118
Photo of Michelle Wegman, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Petersburg, PA
Michelle Wegman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Life may not be turning out as you thought it would. Disappointments, failed expectations, trauma, tragedy or loss may make up part of your story that you have had a hard time accepting and moving on from. Or maybe you have dealt with a pervasive challenge like anxiety or depression that seems to be deeply rooted, and is disrupting your life. I believe that you can learn how to move through these challenges by processing the pain, gaining deeper insight about yourself and learning strategies along the way. This will improve how you view yourself, and others and help you to make the changes you want to keep moving forward.
Life may not be turning out as you thought it would. Disappointments, failed expectations, trauma, tragedy or loss may make up part of your story that you have had a hard time accepting and moving on from. Or maybe you have dealt with a pervasive challenge like anxiety or depression that seems to be deeply rooted, and is disrupting your life. I believe that you can learn how to move through these challenges by processing the pain, gaining deeper insight about yourself and learning strategies along the way. This will improve how you view yourself, and others and help you to make the changes you want to keep moving forward.
(717) 912-8274 View (717) 912-8274
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Laney Rapsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
I love to see my clients discover and learn to empower themselves to be exactly who they are and to live the life they want for themselves. Sometimes feeling overwhelmed by certain emotions, stressful life events, or self-doubt can make it difficult to identify and utilize your strengths, to feel good about yourself, and to make the changes you want. I work with my clients to help them use the strengths they already have as well as to learn new skills to help them remember just how capable they are and to further empower them to work towards the change they want.
I love to see my clients discover and learn to empower themselves to be exactly who they are and to live the life they want for themselves. Sometimes feeling overwhelmed by certain emotions, stressful life events, or self-doubt can make it difficult to identify and utilize your strengths, to feel good about yourself, and to make the changes you want. I work with my clients to help them use the strengths they already have as well as to learn new skills to help them remember just how capable they are and to further empower them to work towards the change they want.
(717) 276-4675 View (717) 276-4675
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Britt Stoltzfus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RD, LDN
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
At times, your mind can feel like a storm versus a calm place. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, caring space for you to face these troubles. I aim to offer positive methods for change through finding your strengths. Your story is powerful and can give us insight on how you work. As you share parts of your story, we find your beliefs and needs which impact your relationships. While working as a team, we can build skills for you to face challenges from new viewpoints. I can help you increase your confidence and awareness of your unique traits.
At times, your mind can feel like a storm versus a calm place. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, caring space for you to face these troubles. I aim to offer positive methods for change through finding your strengths. Your story is powerful and can give us insight on how you work. As you share parts of your story, we find your beliefs and needs which impact your relationships. While working as a team, we can build skills for you to face challenges from new viewpoints. I can help you increase your confidence and awareness of your unique traits.
(717) 883-9327 View (717) 883-9327
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Anastacia Golemb-Fellows
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Hi I’m Anastacia! I work with folks from all walks of life, but I work best with people who are looking to overcome their past and with those struggling to find peace with food. I specialized in depth work of all kinds. I know it takes a lot of dedication to achieve recovery, and I find it an honor to help guide people who decide to take the journey to healing. I also love to work with clients who want to learn to cope with anxiety, phobias, depression, and relationship issues. I’m passionate about helping couples cope with traumatic pasts.
Hi I’m Anastacia! I work with folks from all walks of life, but I work best with people who are looking to overcome their past and with those struggling to find peace with food. I specialized in depth work of all kinds. I know it takes a lot of dedication to achieve recovery, and I find it an honor to help guide people who decide to take the journey to healing. I also love to work with clients who want to learn to cope with anxiety, phobias, depression, and relationship issues. I’m passionate about helping couples cope with traumatic pasts.
(717) 927-7712 View (717) 927-7712
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Behavioral Healthcare Corporation
MD, PsyD, MEd, LPC, LCSW
Verified
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Our mission: Mental health for all we serve. Our passion: Helping you achieve mental health. Life can be hard. We all have challenges. We all experience loss, stress, grief and, at some point, all of us feel overwhelmed. The team at Behavioral Healthcare Corporation has been helping people just like you deal with life's issues and restore their mental health since 2002.
Our mission: Mental health for all we serve. Our passion: Helping you achieve mental health. Life can be hard. We all have challenges. We all experience loss, stress, grief and, at some point, all of us feel overwhelmed. The team at Behavioral Healthcare Corporation has been helping people just like you deal with life's issues and restore their mental health since 2002.
(717) 502-4771 View (717) 502-4771
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William R Adams
Psychologist, MS
Verified
East Petersburg, PA 17520
I am passionate about helping clients move through issues with themselves and others and have a calling to help those having trouble feeling like they fit.
I am passionate about helping clients move through issues with themselves and others and have a calling to help those having trouble feeling like they fit.
(223) 400-7686 View (223) 400-7686
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Christy Ranco
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
The first appointment may seem daunting whether it is your first experience, or even if you have been in counseling before. I am happy to do all I can to ease your hesitations, answer questions, and provide a safe and inviting place to be yourself. I use a person-centered style of therapy as a foundation along with a variety of other models to best serve your unique needs. My role is flexible throughout this process to include motivation, patience, accountability, understanding, challenge, and skill building.
The first appointment may seem daunting whether it is your first experience, or even if you have been in counseling before. I am happy to do all I can to ease your hesitations, answer questions, and provide a safe and inviting place to be yourself. I use a person-centered style of therapy as a foundation along with a variety of other models to best serve your unique needs. My role is flexible throughout this process to include motivation, patience, accountability, understanding, challenge, and skill building.
(717) 294-0461 View (717) 294-0461
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Rebecca F Caplan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Not accepting new clients
Your concerns and challenges are important to me, but so are your personal stories and strengths. My priorities include active listening and building a strong therapeutic relationship while working in collaboration with clients in developing goals and finding solutions. Together, we will explore what barriers are in your way and which strengths will help you foster a satisfying life. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Messiah University with my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Cum Laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business Administration and leverage this unique combination for the benefit of my clients.
Your concerns and challenges are important to me, but so are your personal stories and strengths. My priorities include active listening and building a strong therapeutic relationship while working in collaboration with clients in developing goals and finding solutions. Together, we will explore what barriers are in your way and which strengths will help you foster a satisfying life. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Messiah University with my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Cum Laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in Business Administration and leverage this unique combination for the benefit of my clients.
(717) 259-2878 View (717) 259-2878
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Karen Mummau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
East Petersburg, PA 17520
Does it feel like chaos is all around you? Are you struggling to keep it all together? Have you tried solving the problems in your life and it's just not working? Do you feel lost and overwhelmed and not sure where to turn? Have you tried everything you can think of and still feel stuck? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and uncertain about life and how to navigate all it requires. Not addressing your feelings can lead to health difficulties, increased fatigue, and less life enjoyment. I believe there is hope.
Does it feel like chaos is all around you? Are you struggling to keep it all together? Have you tried solving the problems in your life and it's just not working? Do you feel lost and overwhelmed and not sure where to turn? Have you tried everything you can think of and still feel stuck? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and uncertain about life and how to navigate all it requires. Not addressing your feelings can lead to health difficulties, increased fatigue, and less life enjoyment. I believe there is hope.
(717) 271-7866 View (717) 271-7866

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Number of Therapists in East Petersburg, PA

20+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in East Petersburg, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
90% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
75% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Highmark
81% Other
75% Capital Blue Cross

How Therapists in East Petersburg, PA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Petersburg?

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.