Therapists in Southampton, PA

Photo of Alina Tsirelson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Alina Tsirelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
My goal as your therapist is to help you be the happiest version of yourself. I believe we all need to work on ourselves on a daily basis to improve our lives and our outlook. The day to day struggles of life, work, family, friends and finding the balance is a challenge that we all endure. While you may be in need of therapy to help with clinically diagnosed conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and many others, you might also be a healthy individual looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation and desire to move in a new direction in your life.
My goal as your therapist is to help you be the happiest version of yourself. I believe we all need to work on ourselves on a daily basis to improve our lives and our outlook. The day to day struggles of life, work, family, friends and finding the balance is a challenge that we all endure. While you may be in need of therapy to help with clinically diagnosed conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and many others, you might also be a healthy individual looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation and desire to move in a new direction in your life.
(267) 314-6416 View (267) 314-6416
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Teisha Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, CGS
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
A great deal of my professional practice has been working with individuals, groups, couples and families, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I understand that no single approach is the right one for everyone & it is important to meet each person where they are. I believe it is important to tailor the therapy approach to each individual. As such, I use various approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered, & Gottman Method for couples therapy. Let me help you get unstuck & develop skills to improve in the ways you would like. I am currently offering IOP and PHP groups.
A great deal of my professional practice has been working with individuals, groups, couples and families, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ populations. I understand that no single approach is the right one for everyone & it is important to meet each person where they are. I believe it is important to tailor the therapy approach to each individual. As such, I use various approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Therapy, EMDR, Person-Centered, & Gottman Method for couples therapy. Let me help you get unstuck & develop skills to improve in the ways you would like. I am currently offering IOP and PHP groups.
(484) 218-2590 View (484) 218-2590
Photo of Mandy Dorfman, LPC,NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Mandy Dorfman, LPC,NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor and certified Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I work and support my clients helping them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges that may interfer with everyday life. As your therapsit, we work together to help resolve and or improve your emotional conflict and build inner strenghth and develop self confiendce.
I am a licensed professional counselor and certified Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience. I work and support my clients helping them learn how to cope with and overcome personal challenges that may interfer with everyday life. As your therapsit, we work together to help resolve and or improve your emotional conflict and build inner strenghth and develop self confiendce.
(215) 688-5808 View (215) 688-5808
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Mick Choder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
I work with adults who struggle with emotional, relational, and behavioral difficulties and are looking to create positive changes in their lives. Underlying any therapeutic techniques, my approach is fundamentally humanistic. I respect clients as they are, and help guide and support them in achieving their unique goals, and becoming more happy, effective, successful, and fulfilled. I provide counseling for adults and couples at the Growth Opportunity Center, and also provide consulting for organizational development and leadership (For more information, visit www.mickchoder.com).
I work with adults who struggle with emotional, relational, and behavioral difficulties and are looking to create positive changes in their lives. Underlying any therapeutic techniques, my approach is fundamentally humanistic. I respect clients as they are, and help guide and support them in achieving their unique goals, and becoming more happy, effective, successful, and fulfilled. I provide counseling for adults and couples at the Growth Opportunity Center, and also provide consulting for organizational development and leadership (For more information, visit www.mickchoder.com).
(215) 398-6045 View (215) 398-6045
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Grace Therapeutic Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with various stressors or challenges in life, whether it is mental health or substance challenges. In our sessions, individuals experience a safe, supportive and non-judgmental relationship. I enjoy working with each person to develop self-awareness of their strengths, challenges so they can develop coping skills where necessary. With my counseling approach, I regularly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
I enjoy working with individuals struggling with various stressors or challenges in life, whether it is mental health or substance challenges. In our sessions, individuals experience a safe, supportive and non-judgmental relationship. I enjoy working with each person to develop self-awareness of their strengths, challenges so they can develop coping skills where necessary. With my counseling approach, I regularly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(267) 523-2884 View (267) 523-2884
Photo of Regina Abernethy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Southampton, PA
Regina Abernethy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
I am committed to working with individuals, couples, and families. My area of specialty is relationship issues. Life is complicated and taking care of yourself can be challenging. Deciding to enter therapy is a meaningful step in addressing these challenges. It is a privilege to participate in your decision. I look forward to listening to your needs, assisting you in identifying your strengths, and collaborating with you, while providing practical feedback. Having a “good fit” between the client and therapist plays a critical role in laying the groundwork for addressing your unique struggles and needs.
I am committed to working with individuals, couples, and families. My area of specialty is relationship issues. Life is complicated and taking care of yourself can be challenging. Deciding to enter therapy is a meaningful step in addressing these challenges. It is a privilege to participate in your decision. I look forward to listening to your needs, assisting you in identifying your strengths, and collaborating with you, while providing practical feedback. Having a “good fit” between the client and therapist plays a critical role in laying the groundwork for addressing your unique struggles and needs.
(484) 687-5166 View (484) 687-5166
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Stephen Britchkow
Psychologist
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
I am a Therapist Resource for the Dr. Phil television series. I creatively integrate positive psychology with a holistic spiritual approach to enhance healing and growth for individuals, couples and families. My holistic approach includes an in-depth evaluation to uncover and treat conditions that standard medical practice often overlooks. This includes psychological, social, physical, medical conditions, nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins and supplements that are researched and found to safely improve wellness.
I am a Therapist Resource for the Dr. Phil television series. I creatively integrate positive psychology with a holistic spiritual approach to enhance healing and growth for individuals, couples and families. My holistic approach includes an in-depth evaluation to uncover and treat conditions that standard medical practice often overlooks. This includes psychological, social, physical, medical conditions, nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins and supplements that are researched and found to safely improve wellness.
(267) 263-7243 x1 View (267) 263-7243 x1
Photo of Angelina Stanton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Angelina Stanton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT, MS
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find your way? Are you feeling stressed out or stuck? Are you struggling to be the best version of yourself? My passion is to help others who may be feeling lost, stuck, or uncertain during critical life changes or circumstances. I specialize in treating Anxiety in children and young adults throughout their college years. My treatment modalities will adjust to the individual's needs and draw from different counseling theories and approaches. I integrate a collaborative approach and see my client as the expert. My passion is to empower individuals toward experiencing inner healing and self-growth.
Are you struggling to find your way? Are you feeling stressed out or stuck? Are you struggling to be the best version of yourself? My passion is to help others who may be feeling lost, stuck, or uncertain during critical life changes or circumstances. I specialize in treating Anxiety in children and young adults throughout their college years. My treatment modalities will adjust to the individual's needs and draw from different counseling theories and approaches. I integrate a collaborative approach and see my client as the expert. My passion is to empower individuals toward experiencing inner healing and self-growth.
(305) 204-5284 View (305) 204-5284
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Kaitlyn Fala
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
I am a professional counselor with ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to gain skills, stability and confidence to overcome barriers to their happiness and success. Building an authentic and safe therapeutic environment is a paramount part of the counseling experience. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic process with a person-centered, solution-focused and systems approach. My goal is to work with individuals to help bring awareness to their natural strengths and abilities.
I am a professional counselor with ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to gain skills, stability and confidence to overcome barriers to their happiness and success. Building an authentic and safe therapeutic environment is a paramount part of the counseling experience. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic process with a person-centered, solution-focused and systems approach. My goal is to work with individuals to help bring awareness to their natural strengths and abilities.
(215) 874-4462 View (215) 874-4462
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North Star Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MSW
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
At North Star Counseling we are conscious of clients in their totality; we take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Ultimately, we seek to heal by helping our clients to break free from destructive behaviors and enjoy a new and improved state of emotional, spiritual and physical health.
At North Star Counseling we are conscious of clients in their totality; we take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Ultimately, we seek to heal by helping our clients to break free from destructive behaviors and enjoy a new and improved state of emotional, spiritual and physical health.
(215) 960-9389 View (215) 960-9389
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Ashlyn Parks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MT-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966
“Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” – Debbie Ford. With the acceptance of what cannot be changed, there comes peace. If you are struggling with your past, present, or future; learn how your thoughts and feelings can affect your behaviors. Looking at yourself with unconditional love, self-compassion, and forgiveness can allow you to heal past wounds and move forward.
“Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” – Debbie Ford. With the acceptance of what cannot be changed, there comes peace. If you are struggling with your past, present, or future; learn how your thoughts and feelings can affect your behaviors. Looking at yourself with unconditional love, self-compassion, and forgiveness can allow you to heal past wounds and move forward.
(267) 878-3097 View (267) 878-3097
Photo of Derek Pendleton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Southampton, PA
Derek Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
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) 800-2903 View (267) 800-2903
Photo of Florrie Fisher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Southampton, PA
Florrie Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, angry, or confused? Is there a change in your appetite? Are you having trouble sleeping? Talking with an experienced therapist will help you sort out and clarify issue(s)for change and a more satisfying life. I have over 25 years of experience helping individuals deal with depression and anxiety related to relationships, transitions in life, health, and loss of a loved one or a pet. I also assist people deal with issues related to aging.
Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed, angry, or confused? Is there a change in your appetite? Are you having trouble sleeping? Talking with an experienced therapist will help you sort out and clarify issue(s)for change and a more satisfying life. I have over 25 years of experience helping individuals deal with depression and anxiety related to relationships, transitions in life, health, and loss of a loved one or a pet. I also assist people deal with issues related to aging.
(215) 600-4759 View (215) 600-4759
Photo of Kelly N Craney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Kelly N Craney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966
The majority of my clients are people who have struggled to find relief from traditional medicine (and traditional approaches to addressing complex ailments/struggles). I am grateful that these individuals find relief here. Many of my patients have been able to resolve complex challenges in just a few months of biweekly sessions. Areas of specialized care & success include, but are not limited to: trauma, chronic pain, nerve damage, complex medical conditions, grief, spiritual development, struggles with weight, stomach/GI issues, insomnia, anxiety, depression, medication intolerance, and some areas of addiction.
The majority of my clients are people who have struggled to find relief from traditional medicine (and traditional approaches to addressing complex ailments/struggles). I am grateful that these individuals find relief here. Many of my patients have been able to resolve complex challenges in just a few months of biweekly sessions. Areas of specialized care & success include, but are not limited to: trauma, chronic pain, nerve damage, complex medical conditions, grief, spiritual development, struggles with weight, stomach/GI issues, insomnia, anxiety, depression, medication intolerance, and some areas of addiction.
(267) 871-9969 View (267) 871-9969
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Lavonya Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
LaTonya worked with children with intellectual disabilities in their homes and communities, helping them to develop life skills and improve their overall functioning. She also worked with their families to assist them with increasing their access to care and services such as respite and in-school support services. Since then, LaVonya has worked in multiple therapeutic settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and short-term rehab. She has worked with hundreds of patients to help them through obtaining and maintaining sobriety, coping with depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
LaTonya worked with children with intellectual disabilities in their homes and communities, helping them to develop life skills and improve their overall functioning. She also worked with their families to assist them with increasing their access to care and services such as respite and in-school support services. Since then, LaVonya has worked in multiple therapeutic settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and short-term rehab. She has worked with hundreds of patients to help them through obtaining and maintaining sobriety, coping with depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
(267) 682-6775 View (267) 682-6775
Photo of Teresa Ann Glatthorn, Psychologist in Southampton, PA
Teresa Ann Glatthorn
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
As a holistic psychologist and interfaith minister, I understand clients' situations in the context of mind, body and spirit. I provide psychotherapy to individuals in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere. My clients have healed from depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, divorce, parenting challenges, grief, and stress. I offer alternative healing with a variety of psychotherapy approaches for a quicker, more lasting healing. It is an honor to empower people to return to self-understanding, wellness and joy. My journey has taught me that each life challenge is an opportunity to grow.
As a holistic psychologist and interfaith minister, I understand clients' situations in the context of mind, body and spirit. I provide psychotherapy to individuals in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere. My clients have healed from depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, divorce, parenting challenges, grief, and stress. I offer alternative healing with a variety of psychotherapy approaches for a quicker, more lasting healing. It is an honor to empower people to return to self-understanding, wellness and joy. My journey has taught me that each life challenge is an opportunity to grow.
(215) 672-6627 View (215) 672-6627
Photo of Valentina Scalici, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Valentina Scalici
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Valentina (call me Val) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the area of private practice. I have worked with many clients experiencing difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, relational conflict, stress or anger management, drug and alcohol dependence, or just life transitions that can be difficult to adjust to. I'd love to work with you to focus on your strengths, your own goals and needs, develop new coping skills, and help you to process through thoughts and emotions.
Hi! My name is Valentina (call me Val) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the area of private practice. I have worked with many clients experiencing difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, relational conflict, stress or anger management, drug and alcohol dependence, or just life transitions that can be difficult to adjust to. I'd love to work with you to focus on your strengths, your own goals and needs, develop new coping skills, and help you to process through thoughts and emotions.
(215) 607-6815 View (215) 607-6815
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Jetter & Associates Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966
Thank you for your interest in our counseling services! We bring a personable, down-to-earth, insightful and inviting approach to our work with individuals, couples and families. We value helping people move from "feeling stuck" in unhealthy relational patterns to experiencing greater freedom in their personal lives and relationships. Clients benefit from setting aside focused time to understand what drives these patterns via the lens of attachment needs. Thinking through and verbalizing new and different ways to engage in healthy relationships within the context of a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment can be invaluable.
Thank you for your interest in our counseling services! We bring a personable, down-to-earth, insightful and inviting approach to our work with individuals, couples and families. We value helping people move from "feeling stuck" in unhealthy relational patterns to experiencing greater freedom in their personal lives and relationships. Clients benefit from setting aside focused time to understand what drives these patterns via the lens of attachment needs. Thinking through and verbalizing new and different ways to engage in healthy relationships within the context of a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment can be invaluable.
(215) 337-2203 x3 View (215) 337-2203 x3
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Marney Paul
MA
1 Endorsed
Southampton, PA 18966  (Online Only)
In life, we all experience trauma and stress that cause us to feel stuck. As a therapist I understand that healing is a process that involves a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. Therapy is an opportunity to honor our truth and to work through the resistance and fear that hold us back from achieving personal growth. My office is an accepting and non-judgmental environment that welcomes everyone of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
In life, we all experience trauma and stress that cause us to feel stuck. As a therapist I understand that healing is a process that involves a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. Therapy is an opportunity to honor our truth and to work through the resistance and fear that hold us back from achieving personal growth. My office is an accepting and non-judgmental environment that welcomes everyone of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
(267) 388-4263 View (267) 388-4263
Photo of Rachel J Kauffman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Southampton, PA
Rachel J Kauffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Southampton, PA 18966
My ideal client is you – you who are seeking therapy in order to work on or change something or you who are feeling misunderstood or disconnected with others or the world around you. This may be due to trauma, anxiety, or depression or maybe something that you have a different word for – or don’t know the word for it. I can help. We can create goals together to work on as a team in order to make the changes you want.
My ideal client is you – you who are seeking therapy in order to work on or change something or you who are feeling misunderstood or disconnected with others or the world around you. This may be due to trauma, anxiety, or depression or maybe something that you have a different word for – or don’t know the word for it. I can help. We can create goals together to work on as a team in order to make the changes you want.
(215) 631-3956 View (215) 631-3956

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Number of Therapists in Southampton, PA

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Southampton, PA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
70% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Southampton, PA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southampton?

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.