Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Kristle J. Small Counseling Group, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Kristle J. Small Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Feeling depressed or worried? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a psychotherapist can help! This is a mental health and counseling practice in service located in center city Philadelphia. My mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As a psychotherapist I can help you to get the results you want for your life.
Feeling depressed or worried? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a psychotherapist can help! This is a mental health and counseling practice in service located in center city Philadelphia. My mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As a psychotherapist I can help you to get the results you want for your life.
(215) 995-0171 View (215) 995-0171
Photo of Sarah Trotta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19109
People often come to therapy with a precise problem to address, and sometimes people come to therapy with a general sense that they are not living their lives in a way that feels right or true. Therapy is useful in many circumstances; it’s an opportunity to understand and change painful patterns, to treat a mental health disorder, to heal from previous trauma, to process the impact of oppression, to mobilize oneself when feeling “stuck," and so much more. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, I believe that therapy can help you create a life that holds more joy, connection, and purpose.
People often come to therapy with a precise problem to address, and sometimes people come to therapy with a general sense that they are not living their lives in a way that feels right or true. Therapy is useful in many circumstances; it’s an opportunity to understand and change painful patterns, to treat a mental health disorder, to heal from previous trauma, to process the impact of oppression, to mobilize oneself when feeling “stuck," and so much more. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, I believe that therapy can help you create a life that holds more joy, connection, and purpose.
(215) 867-5169 View (215) 867-5169
Photo of Gabby Boatwright, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Gabby Boatwright
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to give people a safe space to be themselves. Life is tough sometimes, and having support is important to the healing and self-discovery processes. I learned through my own life’s challenges the value in having someone to be an accepting, empathetic listener who helps you unpack the bags that weigh you down.
My goal as a therapist is to give people a safe space to be themselves. Life is tough sometimes, and having support is important to the healing and self-discovery processes. I learned through my own life’s challenges the value in having someone to be an accepting, empathetic listener who helps you unpack the bags that weigh you down.
(267) 459-9748 View (267) 459-9748
Photo of Julianne Wiebalk - Handspring Health (Insurance Accepted!), Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Julianne Wiebalk - Handspring Health (Insurance Accepted!)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
(267) 651-9044 View (267) 651-9044
Photo of Jessica Corrar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Corrar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Thinking about therapy? It can be hard to find a good fit with a therapist, there is a lot to consider. The many different approaches, some contradicting each other at times, can be overwhelming. One thing I have loved about therapy is for most situations there isn't just one right answer or direction. Let’s collaborate on what is going to work best for you to ensure you have the tools you need!
Thinking about therapy? It can be hard to find a good fit with a therapist, there is a lot to consider. The many different approaches, some contradicting each other at times, can be overwhelming. One thing I have loved about therapy is for most situations there isn't just one right answer or direction. Let’s collaborate on what is going to work best for you to ensure you have the tools you need!
(484) 207-6273 View (484) 207-6273
Photo of Holly Hampton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Holly Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty connecting with your child or wanting to improve your family relationships? Do you often feel anxious or experience negative thoughts throughout your day? Are you feeling depressed or overwhelmed about your current life situation? Would you like to feel better, but aren’t sure where to start or what to do? In our work together we can focus on increasing awareness of your thoughts and feelings to better understand how they are impacting you. We will work on managing stress more effectively and goals that are important to you. My goal is for you to experience an improvement in your overall quality of life.
Are you having difficulty connecting with your child or wanting to improve your family relationships? Do you often feel anxious or experience negative thoughts throughout your day? Are you feeling depressed or overwhelmed about your current life situation? Would you like to feel better, but aren’t sure where to start or what to do? In our work together we can focus on increasing awareness of your thoughts and feelings to better understand how they are impacting you. We will work on managing stress more effectively and goals that are important to you. My goal is for you to experience an improvement in your overall quality of life.
(717) 897-6563 View (717) 897-6563
Photo of Melissa Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Melissa Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19134  (Online Only)
Are you a new mother in the midst of one of the most beautiful but disorienting times in your life? Perhaps you're wondering who you are now that you’ve been thrust into this new role. Or you're feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to express what you need from your partner during this time. Did you know the first three years after the birth of a child leads to a significant decline in relational satisfaction?
Are you a new mother in the midst of one of the most beautiful but disorienting times in your life? Perhaps you're wondering who you are now that you’ve been thrust into this new role. Or you're feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to express what you need from your partner during this time. Did you know the first three years after the birth of a child leads to a significant decline in relational satisfaction?
(215) 774-8297 View (215) 774-8297
Photo of Michelle Hurtt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Michelle Hurtt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19124  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
(215) 267-5617 View (215) 267-5617
Photo of Brandi J Stewart, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Brandi J Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
I have ample experience working with Children and adolescents with multiple psychological and behavioral issues; including ADHD, ODD, OCD, conduct problems, Autistic spectrum disorders, depression, and sexual abuse (victimization and perpetration). Alongside, I work extensively with couples and families encountering numerous life difficulties. Furthermore, my experience reaches to adults dealing with life transition, depression, anxiety, and personality difficulties that inhibit life happiness and fullfillment. I am dedicated to my clientele and above all their functionality and happiness. My day-to-day moto is: "laugh love and live" and I strive to help my clients do just this!
I have ample experience working with Children and adolescents with multiple psychological and behavioral issues; including ADHD, ODD, OCD, conduct problems, Autistic spectrum disorders, depression, and sexual abuse (victimization and perpetration). Alongside, I work extensively with couples and families encountering numerous life difficulties. Furthermore, my experience reaches to adults dealing with life transition, depression, anxiety, and personality difficulties that inhibit life happiness and fullfillment. I am dedicated to my clientele and above all their functionality and happiness. My day-to-day moto is: "laugh love and live" and I strive to help my clients do just this!
(267) 348-4210 View (267) 348-4210
Photo of Deb Callahan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Deb Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Developing a relationship with a compassionate, skilled therapist who can help you be present with current life stressors or past traumas, can be an important part of healing. In my practice I work with adults and adolescents with a variety of issues but specialize in issues related to sexual trauma (childhood or adult), childhood emotional/physical abuse, domestic violence, lack of parental attunement, and growing up in a home where alcohol and drugs were abused. I also work with couples who are experiencing challenges in communication, connection and how past trauma effects this. I provide clinical supervision to therapists.
Developing a relationship with a compassionate, skilled therapist who can help you be present with current life stressors or past traumas, can be an important part of healing. In my practice I work with adults and adolescents with a variety of issues but specialize in issues related to sexual trauma (childhood or adult), childhood emotional/physical abuse, domestic violence, lack of parental attunement, and growing up in a home where alcohol and drugs were abused. I also work with couples who are experiencing challenges in communication, connection and how past trauma effects this. I provide clinical supervision to therapists.
(215) 995-3246 View (215) 995-3246
Photo of Haydn Hornstein-Platt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Haydn Hornstein-Platt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I specialize in working with chronic conditions, mood disorders, anxiety, and life transitions, and I’m also experienced in working with folks who are struggling with trauma, ADHD, grief, and more. As your therapist, it’s my role to support you in meeting your goals, and sometimes even to develop a deeper understanding of why those goals are your focus. I will work with you to co-create the therapeutic space that serves you best. I lead with compassion, humor, and collaboration and I will at times challenge you when growth is within reach.
I specialize in working with chronic conditions, mood disorders, anxiety, and life transitions, and I’m also experienced in working with folks who are struggling with trauma, ADHD, grief, and more. As your therapist, it’s my role to support you in meeting your goals, and sometimes even to develop a deeper understanding of why those goals are your focus. I will work with you to co-create the therapeutic space that serves you best. I lead with compassion, humor, and collaboration and I will at times challenge you when growth is within reach.
(484) 613-3139 View (484) 613-3139
Photo of Abby Alderfer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Abby Alderfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19134  (Online Only)
I am here to walk beside you and assist you with meeting your goals. I work with individuals seeking to change what is not working for them or wanting something different so that they can pursue their goals, function on a daily basis, and live their life to the fullest potential.
I am here to walk beside you and assist you with meeting your goals. I work with individuals seeking to change what is not working for them or wanting something different so that they can pursue their goals, function on a daily basis, and live their life to the fullest potential.
(267) 641-5737 View (267) 641-5737
Photo of Megan Lederman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Megan Lederman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Every story is unique. My job in session is to listen well and frame a space that invites you to speak freely. I work exclusively through telehealth, and my areas of expertise are in helping people who are grappling with overwhelming emotions, dissociative defenses, or the aftermath of painful experiences to get to a place that's more livable. Integrating the tools of old school psychotherapy with affective neurobiology, relational theories of change, and a horizontal treatment approach, I help you get to the root of the problem as we work in the moment towards equilibrium and a sense of connectedness to yourself and others.
Every story is unique. My job in session is to listen well and frame a space that invites you to speak freely. I work exclusively through telehealth, and my areas of expertise are in helping people who are grappling with overwhelming emotions, dissociative defenses, or the aftermath of painful experiences to get to a place that's more livable. Integrating the tools of old school psychotherapy with affective neurobiology, relational theories of change, and a horizontal treatment approach, I help you get to the root of the problem as we work in the moment towards equilibrium and a sense of connectedness to yourself and others.
(267) 651-8893 x5 View (267) 651-8893 x5
Photo of Allie Monaco, Pre-Licensed Professional in Philadelphia, PA
Allie Monaco
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Areas of interest for individuals and couples: Relationship transitions (cohabiting, engagement, pre-marital counseling, etc.); Communication & conflict management; Processing and healing from break-ups/separation/divorce; Infidelity; Challenges with sexual desire/desire discrepancies; Sexual dysfunctions/disorders Increasing intimacy; Boundaries with family, friends, and partners; Understanding family dynamics; Exploring consensual non-monogamy; Religious trauma; Identity and sexuality after childbirth. I seek to provide an affirming practice that welcomes LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous/non-monogamous individuals, couples, and systems!
Areas of interest for individuals and couples: Relationship transitions (cohabiting, engagement, pre-marital counseling, etc.); Communication & conflict management; Processing and healing from break-ups/separation/divorce; Infidelity; Challenges with sexual desire/desire discrepancies; Sexual dysfunctions/disorders Increasing intimacy; Boundaries with family, friends, and partners; Understanding family dynamics; Exploring consensual non-monogamy; Religious trauma; Identity and sexuality after childbirth. I seek to provide an affirming practice that welcomes LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous/non-monogamous individuals, couples, and systems!
(484) 759-9142 View (484) 759-9142
Photo of Kate Haughey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Kate Haughey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
My hope is that therapy can provide you a place to improve emotional distress, heal from past wounds, and increase fulfillment in your life. I have been working with people who have experienced trauma in all periods of their life. I've also worked in a large university counseling center for 7 years and have unique understanding on how that transition impacts mental health.
My hope is that therapy can provide you a place to improve emotional distress, heal from past wounds, and increase fulfillment in your life. I have been working with people who have experienced trauma in all periods of their life. I've also worked in a large university counseling center for 7 years and have unique understanding on how that transition impacts mental health.
(267) 719-2064 View (267) 719-2064
Photo of Anjalea Noble, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Anjalea Noble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical and counseling therapist based in Pennsylvania. I have extensive experience treating a wide range of concerns from general life stressors and relational challenges, to more significant clinical concerns such as PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I specialize in treating trauma related disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. I am trained in DBT, PCIT, and TFCBT. I also have experience using Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a licensed clinical and counseling therapist based in Pennsylvania. I have extensive experience treating a wide range of concerns from general life stressors and relational challenges, to more significant clinical concerns such as PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I specialize in treating trauma related disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. I am trained in DBT, PCIT, and TFCBT. I also have experience using Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
(484) 851-9035 View (484) 851-9035
Photo of Zara Khan, Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Zara Khan
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19124  (Online Only)
Throughout my therapeutic training, I've engaged with diverse communities, including college students, first-generation college attendees, BIPOC individuals, and Asian Americans, within community mental health settings. Proficient in English, Urdu, and Pashto, I conduct therapy sessions in these languages. My approach emphasizes collaboration, focusing on nurturing healthy coping mechanisms and amplifying strengths to construct a personalized toolkit for use beyond therapy sessions.
Throughout my therapeutic training, I've engaged with diverse communities, including college students, first-generation college attendees, BIPOC individuals, and Asian Americans, within community mental health settings. Proficient in English, Urdu, and Pashto, I conduct therapy sessions in these languages. My approach emphasizes collaboration, focusing on nurturing healthy coping mechanisms and amplifying strengths to construct a personalized toolkit for use beyond therapy sessions.
(267) 214-5049 View (267) 214-5049
Photo of Heather Hayes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Heather Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. My expertise is backed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Widener University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy from Seton Hill University.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. My expertise is backed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Widener University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy from Seton Hill University.
(484) 760-0128 View (484) 760-0128
Photo of Evelyn White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Evelyn White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS, MLSP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Not accepting new clients
I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Child and Family Advocate for many years. I have post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Modern Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Therapy. I have extensive experience working with children and adults coping with depression and anxiety, grief, loss, life transitions, chronic illness and relationship issues. My focus is to assist individuals receiving services access self-knowledge and improve their functioning and quality of life.
I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist, Social Worker and Child and Family Advocate for many years. I have post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Modern Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Therapy. I have extensive experience working with children and adults coping with depression and anxiety, grief, loss, life transitions, chronic illness and relationship issues. My focus is to assist individuals receiving services access self-knowledge and improve their functioning and quality of life.
(215) 874-6026 x455 View (215) 874-6026 x455
Photo of Jenny Sandler Psychotherapy LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Jenny Sandler Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Most of my clients have some form of anxiety or depression. Often this is related to a difficulty with their family, partner(s) or colleagues. They want to feel secure and strong in the world and have better relationships. They are looking for meaning, relief, and self awareness. I see a lot of clients who need help getting over a breakup or navigating ENM. I view my clients as whole and complex beings who deserve to get to the root of their issues instead of treating symptoms one by one.
Most of my clients have some form of anxiety or depression. Often this is related to a difficulty with their family, partner(s) or colleagues. They want to feel secure and strong in the world and have better relationships. They are looking for meaning, relief, and self awareness. I see a lot of clients who need help getting over a breakup or navigating ENM. I view my clients as whole and complex beings who deserve to get to the root of their issues instead of treating symptoms one by one.
(215) 608-1815 View (215) 608-1815

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Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Philadelphia?

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.