Therapists in Huntingdon Valley, PA

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Deborah Pelberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the emotional challenges of pregnancy, postpartum, infertility or another challenging life transition? Feeling connected and understood can be difficult when you feel so alone. If you are seeking support and understanding during these deeply personal and often overwhelming experiences it is a very brave step towards healing and growth. I offer a safe and compassionate space to help navigate this complex journey. I am committed to helping individuals find their way towards feeling better and restoring their connection with themselves and others.
Are you struggling with the emotional challenges of pregnancy, postpartum, infertility or another challenging life transition? Feeling connected and understood can be difficult when you feel so alone. If you are seeking support and understanding during these deeply personal and often overwhelming experiences it is a very brave step towards healing and growth. I offer a safe and compassionate space to help navigate this complex journey. I am committed to helping individuals find their way towards feeling better and restoring their connection with themselves and others.
(215) 791-8918 View (215) 791-8918
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Jeri Sebastian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I specialize in psychological assessment and testing primarily for autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. I am trying to focus my practice on the assessment of young children as the younger they are diagnosed with autism, the sooner they can begin life-changing treatment. I am an excellent diagnostician and can help you figure out what is going on with your child. I have helped hundreds of children by diagnosing them correctly and connecting them with resources for treatment. At Aspire, we provide diagnosis and treatment utilizing ABA therapy.
I specialize in psychological assessment and testing primarily for autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. I am trying to focus my practice on the assessment of young children as the younger they are diagnosed with autism, the sooner they can begin life-changing treatment. I am an excellent diagnostician and can help you figure out what is going on with your child. I have helped hundreds of children by diagnosing them correctly and connecting them with resources for treatment. At Aspire, we provide diagnosis and treatment utilizing ABA therapy.
(215) 857-9748 View (215) 857-9748
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Alexandra R Darion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Our collective mental health presents a major challenge in our society. One in three people meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety and/or depression. There’s a lot of us out there! You’re here because you want relief from this epidemic, and that is an incredibly brave first step! If you're willing to work hard, I am willing to make every effort to help you achieve the goals that will change your life. Whether you are going through a life transition, a traumatic experience or you have battled mental health struggles all your life, you will feel empowered as we work together to make the improvements which you are seeking out today.
Our collective mental health presents a major challenge in our society. One in three people meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety and/or depression. There’s a lot of us out there! You’re here because you want relief from this epidemic, and that is an incredibly brave first step! If you're willing to work hard, I am willing to make every effort to help you achieve the goals that will change your life. Whether you are going through a life transition, a traumatic experience or you have battled mental health struggles all your life, you will feel empowered as we work together to make the improvements which you are seeking out today.
(215) 770-3764 View (215) 770-3764
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Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC is a therapy practice that specializes in problems in the family and couple. We work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions with no judgement and acceptance. We are an LGBT friendly practice. Marriage and Family Therapy differs from Individual Therapy in that all affected parties are included in therapy to promote lasting change. We conduct individual therapy from a systemic lens and an innate curiosity about the human experience. Feel free to check outer website for more information www.hpmfts.com.
Holtz and Powell Marriage and Family Services LLC is a therapy practice that specializes in problems in the family and couple. We work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions with no judgement and acceptance. We are an LGBT friendly practice. Marriage and Family Therapy differs from Individual Therapy in that all affected parties are included in therapy to promote lasting change. We conduct individual therapy from a systemic lens and an innate curiosity about the human experience. Feel free to check outer website for more information www.hpmfts.com.
(267) 460-2546 View (267) 460-2546
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GOOD Counseling LLC, Inna Pavlova-Rosenfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
GOOD Counseling means: Growth, Opportunity, Optimism, Development and much more... We can build relationships that work. We are capable of creating personal, professional, and social connections that last. We contribute. We grow. We love. We laugh. We become. We, the People... Are you ready to start living your life to its fullest potential? It is time to take back control of your direction, set realistic goals, and begin living life with purpose! As a counselor, my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and balance.
GOOD Counseling means: Growth, Opportunity, Optimism, Development and much more... We can build relationships that work. We are capable of creating personal, professional, and social connections that last. We contribute. We grow. We love. We laugh. We become. We, the People... Are you ready to start living your life to its fullest potential? It is time to take back control of your direction, set realistic goals, and begin living life with purpose! As a counselor, my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and balance.
(215) 437-0411 View (215) 437-0411
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Addiction Treatment Group - AIS Member C.I.P#10266
C I P, #10266
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Drug and alcohol Interventionist......Specializing in working with and healing families.
Drug and alcohol Interventionist......Specializing in working with and healing families.
(267) 810-0045 View (267) 810-0045
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Joseph Torre
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
In our daily lives, we face many challenges that can affect our mental health. One of the key factors in maintaining good mental health is resilience - the ability to overcome difficulties and bounce back from setbacks. The good news is that resilience is a skill that can be learned and developed. In therapy, the focus is often on reducing mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. While these are important goals, simply feeling less bad is not enough to lead a fulfilling life. Our therapeutic approach aims not only to help you manage your symptoms but also to build resilience skills that will bring balance to your life.
In our daily lives, we face many challenges that can affect our mental health. One of the key factors in maintaining good mental health is resilience - the ability to overcome difficulties and bounce back from setbacks. The good news is that resilience is a skill that can be learned and developed. In therapy, the focus is often on reducing mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. While these are important goals, simply feeling less bad is not enough to lead a fulfilling life. Our therapeutic approach aims not only to help you manage your symptoms but also to build resilience skills that will bring balance to your life.
(267) 354-8342 View (267) 354-8342
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Ilona Menshova
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006  (Online Only)
I will collaborate with you to identify what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more enriching life. My mission is to help you rediscover a sense of hope and encourage you to move forward with the feeling of empowerment and a renewed ability to cope with life challenges. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion.
I will collaborate with you to identify what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more enriching life. My mission is to help you rediscover a sense of hope and encourage you to move forward with the feeling of empowerment and a renewed ability to cope with life challenges. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion.
(215) 709-0518 View (215) 709-0518
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Derek Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I believe that the relationship and trust built in therapy are the most important and necessary agents for meaningful, lasting change, and that compassionate care is essential to your feeling validated and empowered throughout the process. Without these connections, even the most qualified and well-intentioned therapist may fail in attempting to help. As such, I devote much time and energy in my sessions towards developing and enhancing therapeutic relationships, making sure to always listen carefully and empathically, so as to fully understand the sensitive issues discussed from your perspective and at your pace.
I believe that the relationship and trust built in therapy are the most important and necessary agents for meaningful, lasting change, and that compassionate care is essential to your feeling validated and empowered throughout the process. Without these connections, even the most qualified and well-intentioned therapist may fail in attempting to help. As such, I devote much time and energy in my sessions towards developing and enhancing therapeutic relationships, making sure to always listen carefully and empathically, so as to fully understand the sensitive issues discussed from your perspective and at your pace.
(267) 428-3650 View (267) 428-3650
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Maureen Broderick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Do you feel alone with your feelings? Are you struggling and unsure why? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or having difficulty getting along with family members or friends? Let’s work together to help you heal. With over 8 years of experience working with people who are suffering with depression, anxiety, and addiction, and using evidence based modalities, I can guide you through the healing process. Let's break the cycles in your life that you feel are holding you in bondage.
Do you feel alone with your feelings? Are you struggling and unsure why? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or having difficulty getting along with family members or friends? Let’s work together to help you heal. With over 8 years of experience working with people who are suffering with depression, anxiety, and addiction, and using evidence based modalities, I can guide you through the healing process. Let's break the cycles in your life that you feel are holding you in bondage.
(267) 478-1962 View (267) 478-1962
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Shari Michelle Molta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Deciding to seek therapy can be a wonderful yet intimidating decision. Many of my clients seek therapy to improve their coping skills in managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health and life struggles. They may be struggling with parenting a tween or teen or working effectively with their co-parent. Some are looking for support in making behavior changes to improve their physical and mental health. My goal is to create a safe and collaborative space to work through whatever your struggles may be.
Deciding to seek therapy can be a wonderful yet intimidating decision. Many of my clients seek therapy to improve their coping skills in managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health and life struggles. They may be struggling with parenting a tween or teen or working effectively with their co-parent. Some are looking for support in making behavior changes to improve their physical and mental health. My goal is to create a safe and collaborative space to work through whatever your struggles may be.
(215) 608-3128 View (215) 608-3128
Maureen Marnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Life can be challenging and going to a stranger for help can be just as challenging. I provide a welcoming environment and give you the emotional support you need. My experiences includes parenting, parenting support, adolescence issues, school related issues, behavioral problems, family cohesivness, career issues, anxiety, depression, along with the difficulties we may encounter in our daily lives.
Life can be challenging and going to a stranger for help can be just as challenging. I provide a welcoming environment and give you the emotional support you need. My experiences includes parenting, parenting support, adolescence issues, school related issues, behavioral problems, family cohesivness, career issues, anxiety, depression, along with the difficulties we may encounter in our daily lives.
(267) 777-7960 View (267) 777-7960
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Mark R Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
I am by nature compassionate, intuitive and accepting, and 40 years of experience with an enormous range of client issues have honed my deep understanding of the messy emotional processes most of us have to go through. Do you feel stuck, ashamed, confused, needy, depressed, overwhelmed? Want to improve your relationships, deal with your past, heal from trauma, feel more connected, empowered or grounded? With respect and mutual exploration I will be able to help you uncover the clues and solutions you're looking for. I meet you wherever you are, in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
(215) 764-5309 View (215) 764-5309
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Aspire Child & Family Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Dr. Jaime Friedman is the Director and owner at Aspire Child & Family Services. The main focus of the practice is Intensive behavioral health services (Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA) for children with Autism. Behavior specialists and behavior technicians are available to work one on one with children in their home, school, and/or community settings. Medicaid (Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware Counties) are accepted. Please see www.aspirecfs.com for further information. *Please note we are not accepting clients for talk therapy.*
Dr. Jaime Friedman is the Director and owner at Aspire Child & Family Services. The main focus of the practice is Intensive behavioral health services (Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA) for children with Autism. Behavior specialists and behavior technicians are available to work one on one with children in their home, school, and/or community settings. Medicaid (Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware Counties) are accepted. Please see www.aspirecfs.com for further information. *Please note we are not accepting clients for talk therapy.*
(267) 733-6618 View (267) 733-6618
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Healing Pathways
Psychologist, Psy'd, MFT
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
My name is Barbara Holder, nickname is Babs. I am a relational psychologist. Each human being is a unique composite of beliefs about self, others and the world. Our experiences have impacted these attitudes and determined our decisions. The decisions affect our journey through life. At any given time we have the option to alter our journey. Do we have the courage? Can we take the risk of hoping? It is the therapist's role to step into the client's reality and walk with them so that they may recognize that they already have the answers. The understanding that remaining stuck is a defense against the fear of dissappointment.
My name is Barbara Holder, nickname is Babs. I am a relational psychologist. Each human being is a unique composite of beliefs about self, others and the world. Our experiences have impacted these attitudes and determined our decisions. The decisions affect our journey through life. At any given time we have the option to alter our journey. Do we have the courage? Can we take the risk of hoping? It is the therapist's role to step into the client's reality and walk with them so that they may recognize that they already have the answers. The understanding that remaining stuck is a defense against the fear of dissappointment.
(215) 935-4163 View (215) 935-4163
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Steven Gumerman
Psychologist, PhD, CSP
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Dr. Gumerman is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. He offers testing and comprehensive evaluations for children and adults with learning problems, emotional and behavioral issues from elementary school through college. Dr. Gumerman evaluates students of all ages, as well as college graduates and adults who may need special support services. These may include specific testing to diagnose a learning disability. Dr. Gumerman also provides psycho-educational evaluations for persons seeking special accommodations for advanced test taking (GMAT, LSAT, SAT, GRE, MCAT) and other examinations where consideration may be needed for special accommodations in the State of Pennsylvania
Dr. Gumerman is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. He offers testing and comprehensive evaluations for children and adults with learning problems, emotional and behavioral issues from elementary school through college. Dr. Gumerman evaluates students of all ages, as well as college graduates and adults who may need special support services. These may include specific testing to diagnose a learning disability. Dr. Gumerman also provides psycho-educational evaluations for persons seeking special accommodations for advanced test taking (GMAT, LSAT, SAT, GRE, MCAT) and other examinations where consideration may be needed for special accommodations in the State of Pennsylvania
(215) 458-5647 View (215) 458-5647
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Jeffrey S Wexler
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Life is not easy. It challenges us in a myriad of ways, often painfully. Therapy is a collaborative process the goals of which are to alleviate suffering and develop more empowered understandings of self and others. I have experience treating problems such as anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, among others. Often, these issues relate to longstanding patterns of behaviors, thoughts and feelings that can be successfully addressed in a thoughtful therapeutic process.
Life is not easy. It challenges us in a myriad of ways, often painfully. Therapy is a collaborative process the goals of which are to alleviate suffering and develop more empowered understandings of self and others. I have experience treating problems such as anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties, among others. Often, these issues relate to longstanding patterns of behaviors, thoughts and feelings that can be successfully addressed in a thoughtful therapeutic process.
(215) 205-9798 View (215) 205-9798
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Dana Fry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
My style is very down to earth, including humor, warmth, and acceptance. I am open to your ideas and your strengths. I listen closely to your feelings and to the challenges you face. I can help by offering new ways of looking at problems, at relationships, and at coping efforts. In this way, you can develop a better understanding of what may be keeping you stuck or making you unhappy, as well as new ways of responding to life's challenges.
My style is very down to earth, including humor, warmth, and acceptance. I am open to your ideas and your strengths. I listen closely to your feelings and to the challenges you face. I can help by offering new ways of looking at problems, at relationships, and at coping efforts. In this way, you can develop a better understanding of what may be keeping you stuck or making you unhappy, as well as new ways of responding to life's challenges.
(610) 486-3806 View (610) 486-3806
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Edie Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
I welcome someone who is ready to make life changes and would like assistance to take them from where they are to where they want to be. A willingness to work with a supportive, experienced (since 1979) social worker/therapist who uses dynamic and interactive approaches, knowing that I am the guide, and you are the one who knows yourself best and that healing comes from within. Relationship, self esteem, body image, career goals, family challenge, sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss, addiction, depression or anxiety related issues. I offered my first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch, about platonic touch by consent.
I welcome someone who is ready to make life changes and would like assistance to take them from where they are to where they want to be. A willingness to work with a supportive, experienced (since 1979) social worker/therapist who uses dynamic and interactive approaches, knowing that I am the guide, and you are the one who knows yourself best and that healing comes from within. Relationship, self esteem, body image, career goals, family challenge, sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss, addiction, depression or anxiety related issues. I offered my first TEDx talk called Overcoming the Taboo of Touch, about platonic touch by consent.
(215) 914-2119 View (215) 914-2119
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Persida Ghibilic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LBS
Verified
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
As a Mental Health professional I was always sensitive to individuals' needs and oriented to help them overcome difficulties in their lives. I understand asking for help is a difficult step. Building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship based on trust and confidence is essential in interaction with my clients.
As a Mental Health professional I was always sensitive to individuals' needs and oriented to help them overcome difficulties in their lives. I understand asking for help is a difficult step. Building and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship based on trust and confidence is essential in interaction with my clients.
(267) 723-7500 View (267) 723-7500

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Number of Therapists in Huntingdon Valley, PA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Huntingdon Valley, PA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Highmark
66% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Huntingdon Valley, PA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Huntingdon Valley?

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.