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Tal Astrachan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
People often relate to emotions as obstacles. Research shows emotions can give us valuable information to help guide our actions and to make good decisions. To make use of emotions, we must learn how to identify them, to experience them without becoming too overwhelmed, and to transform emotions that are not useful. I believe this type of learning happens most effectively in the context of a trusting relationship, and that a good psychotherapy relationship can provide an excellent opportunity for this. I help people learn how to relate to their emotions in ways that can be life-enhancing, rather than frightening or overwhelming.
People often relate to emotions as obstacles. Research shows emotions can give us valuable information to help guide our actions and to make good decisions. To make use of emotions, we must learn how to identify them, to experience them without becoming too overwhelmed, and to transform emotions that are not useful. I believe this type of learning happens most effectively in the context of a trusting relationship, and that a good psychotherapy relationship can provide an excellent opportunity for this. I help people learn how to relate to their emotions in ways that can be life-enhancing, rather than frightening or overwhelming.
(617) 981-7917 View (617) 981-7917
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Danielle Dennis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
As a licensed psychologist, I offer evidence-based psychotherapy that has been shown to help manage your symptoms. My aim is to help clients learn skills and tools to help manage intrusive thoughts, phobias, generalized anxiety, OCD concerns, and sleep disturbances. Although change is never easy, I am a believer that through hard word, dedication, and determination it is possible.
As a licensed psychologist, I offer evidence-based psychotherapy that has been shown to help manage your symptoms. My aim is to help clients learn skills and tools to help manage intrusive thoughts, phobias, generalized anxiety, OCD concerns, and sleep disturbances. Although change is never easy, I am a believer that through hard word, dedication, and determination it is possible.
(617) 744-7852 View (617) 744-7852
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Matthew Ryan Kelsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Life in our world today can be a complex journey, often filled with challenges that leave us feeling adrift and overwhelmed. If you or your child is someone who is struggling to navigate the intricate web of work/school, family, and relationships, I am here to help. Many individuals find themselves feeling stuck, dwelling on the past, or consumed by worries about the future, making it difficult to remain present and truly engage with and take control of their lives. I meet clients exactly where they are at, offering empathy and understanding, and working collaboratively to promote integration, well-being, and positive change.
Life in our world today can be a complex journey, often filled with challenges that leave us feeling adrift and overwhelmed. If you or your child is someone who is struggling to navigate the intricate web of work/school, family, and relationships, I am here to help. Many individuals find themselves feeling stuck, dwelling on the past, or consumed by worries about the future, making it difficult to remain present and truly engage with and take control of their lives. I meet clients exactly where they are at, offering empathy and understanding, and working collaboratively to promote integration, well-being, and positive change.
(857) 205-0446 View (857) 205-0446
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Ethan Seidman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Not accepting new clients
Unable To Accept New Clients At This Time. I provide warm, attentive, and interactive therapy that aims to help people generate transformative change. Working collaboratively we can spark growth and healing, deepen your self-understanding, help you break out of hurtful patterns, and reduce depression and anxiety. I am particularly interested in trying to help clients feel freer, more real, more connected, and more like the authors of their own lives, so that they can achieve what they hope for in work and relationships.
Unable To Accept New Clients At This Time. I provide warm, attentive, and interactive therapy that aims to help people generate transformative change. Working collaboratively we can spark growth and healing, deepen your self-understanding, help you break out of hurtful patterns, and reduce depression and anxiety. I am particularly interested in trying to help clients feel freer, more real, more connected, and more like the authors of their own lives, so that they can achieve what they hope for in work and relationships.
(857) 239-0198 View (857) 239-0198
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Heidi Barrett-Model
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
My approach to therapy is warm, present-focused, and collaborative. I specialize in trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, and coping with illness. I will work with you to help decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships and general life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist you in moving beyond unwanted habits or other obstacles towards engaging more fully in activities and relationships you value. I strongly believe that no one's life is written in stone--that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
My approach to therapy is warm, present-focused, and collaborative. I specialize in trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, and coping with illness. I will work with you to help decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships and general life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist you in moving beyond unwanted habits or other obstacles towards engaging more fully in activities and relationships you value. I strongly believe that no one's life is written in stone--that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
(617) 431-1903 View (617) 431-1903
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Alicia Ziegler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Alicia Ziegler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Greater Boston area who has experience working with a variety of individuals facing challenges with unemployment, trauma, substance use disorders, mental health, violence including intimate partner violence, gun violence, gang violence, and race-based violence.
Alicia Ziegler is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Greater Boston area who has experience working with a variety of individuals facing challenges with unemployment, trauma, substance use disorders, mental health, violence including intimate partner violence, gun violence, gang violence, and race-based violence.
(857) 598-9553 View (857) 598-9553
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Cylie Wieck
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Cylie Wieck is a Masters Level Mental Health Therapist. Cylie believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change, and enjoys bringing empathy, empowerment and authenticity to the space. She emphasizes the importance of understanding her clients for who they are - their values, their goals, their struggles and their strengths. Cylie understands beginning your journey to prioritize mental health can be intimidating, and strives to create an inclusive environment where clients feel heard and safe to explore through challenges, wins, and understanding ourselves more deeply.
Cylie Wieck is a Masters Level Mental Health Therapist. Cylie believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change, and enjoys bringing empathy, empowerment and authenticity to the space. She emphasizes the importance of understanding her clients for who they are - their values, their goals, their struggles and their strengths. Cylie understands beginning your journey to prioritize mental health can be intimidating, and strives to create an inclusive environment where clients feel heard and safe to explore through challenges, wins, and understanding ourselves more deeply.
(617) 676-2349 View (617) 676-2349
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Scott Bortle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Often people who come to therapy have already been struggling for some time: a feeling or way of thinking, relationship concerns, feeling overloaded with work or school, a particular loss or trauma, or just a general sense that something is wrong. You may know what you need, or may be unsure if psychotherapy can help at all. This is where therapy begins. I will work with you to develop a plan of action; if we can't come up with a plan that works for you within our first few meetings, I will connect you with someone who can.
Often people who come to therapy have already been struggling for some time: a feeling or way of thinking, relationship concerns, feeling overloaded with work or school, a particular loss or trauma, or just a general sense that something is wrong. You may know what you need, or may be unsure if psychotherapy can help at all. This is where therapy begins. I will work with you to develop a plan of action; if we can't come up with a plan that works for you within our first few meetings, I will connect you with someone who can.
(617) 396-4363 View (617) 396-4363
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Steven M. Steinke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
There is a misconception that therapy is a place to seek advice, or vent to a therapist who sits passively, nodding with tacit understanding. Instead, imagine a therapy that makes no attempt to reduce symptoms, but achieves symptom reduction as a by-product. The more time and energy we spend trying to control, avoid, or get rid of unwanted private experiences the more we are likely to suffer psychologically in the long term. Therapy can support mindful action and direction which can then create a more meaningful life, even in the presence of pain.
There is a misconception that therapy is a place to seek advice, or vent to a therapist who sits passively, nodding with tacit understanding. Instead, imagine a therapy that makes no attempt to reduce symptoms, but achieves symptom reduction as a by-product. The more time and energy we spend trying to control, avoid, or get rid of unwanted private experiences the more we are likely to suffer psychologically in the long term. Therapy can support mindful action and direction which can then create a more meaningful life, even in the presence of pain.
(857) 837-3130 View (857) 837-3130
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Julian C Post
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) providing therapy to help individuals live happier, healthier, and more authentic lives. I believe in progress, not perfection, and my therapeutic approach utilizes structure and whatever strengths and interests you have to build consistent momentum towards reaching your goals. Those who are motivated to grow and heal by doing the work both inside and outside of session are always welcome in my practice.
Hi there! I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) providing therapy to help individuals live happier, healthier, and more authentic lives. I believe in progress, not perfection, and my therapeutic approach utilizes structure and whatever strengths and interests you have to build consistent momentum towards reaching your goals. Those who are motivated to grow and heal by doing the work both inside and outside of session are always welcome in my practice.
(617) 858-8073 View (617) 858-8073
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Claire Blood-Deschamps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Does life right now seem difficult, confusing, overwhelming? Do you feel empty, or stuck? Have you experienced a painful loss? Are you dealing with a life transition, wishing to achieve something new without knowing how to move forward? Do you long for a relationship? Or is the relationship you have contentious, troubled or unfulfilling? I will work closely and collaboratively with you-whether an individual or couple-to examine what is troubling you, to understand and unravel repetitive, unproductive behavior patterns, to help you move forward into change that promotes growth, relieves painful symptoms and limitations, and creates a new sense of expansion and choice.
Does life right now seem difficult, confusing, overwhelming? Do you feel empty, or stuck? Have you experienced a painful loss? Are you dealing with a life transition, wishing to achieve something new without knowing how to move forward? Do you long for a relationship? Or is the relationship you have contentious, troubled or unfulfilling? I will work closely and collaboratively with you-whether an individual or couple-to examine what is troubling you, to understand and unravel repetitive, unproductive behavior patterns, to help you move forward into change that promotes growth, relieves painful symptoms and limitations, and creates a new sense of expansion and choice.
(617) 340-7166 View (617) 340-7166
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Doris Anne Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist treating troubled relationships, depression, debilitating anxiety, traumatic loss, blocked vitality, underachievement. I have done in-depth psychotherapy with individuals and groups for over thirty years. The capacity for joy and the ability to conduct relationships with integrity are key goals towards which my clients are working. Relationships are are the core of in-depth psychotherapy. When my client and I build a good working relationship, psychotherapy can have a great impact on unhappiness and can turn a good life into a great life.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist treating troubled relationships, depression, debilitating anxiety, traumatic loss, blocked vitality, underachievement. I have done in-depth psychotherapy with individuals and groups for over thirty years. The capacity for joy and the ability to conduct relationships with integrity are key goals towards which my clients are working. Relationships are are the core of in-depth psychotherapy. When my client and I build a good working relationship, psychotherapy can have a great impact on unhappiness and can turn a good life into a great life.
(617) 612-5106 View (617) 612-5106
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Dipesh J Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My mantra is that therapy, good therapy, should create some sort of movement. Whether it’s helping you create actual, tangible change in your life or helping move along an internal conversation that you can’t seem to make progress in, my job is to help you get wherever you're trying to go.
My mantra is that therapy, good therapy, should create some sort of movement. Whether it’s helping you create actual, tangible change in your life or helping move along an internal conversation that you can’t seem to make progress in, my job is to help you get wherever you're trying to go.
(339) 330-3654 View (339) 330-3654
Photo of Susan B. Hagen On-line therapy in 02139, MA
Susan B. Hagen On-line therapy
MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
I work with individual, couples and groups who are in the midst of a life crisis, an enormous emotional struggle, who have experienced a traumatizing event in their lives or are grieving a loss. I have helped people access their own internal strength so they can start to feel solid ground under their feet again. Sometimes it is a process of changing something or coming to terms with a part of life that has been avoided or stuck in denial. Other times it is process of understanding more deeply and get more clarification in order to make a decision. Still others are working on re-building trust after being devastated by betrayal.
I work with individual, couples and groups who are in the midst of a life crisis, an enormous emotional struggle, who have experienced a traumatizing event in their lives or are grieving a loss. I have helped people access their own internal strength so they can start to feel solid ground under their feet again. Sometimes it is a process of changing something or coming to terms with a part of life that has been avoided or stuck in denial. Other times it is process of understanding more deeply and get more clarification in order to make a decision. Still others are working on re-building trust after being devastated by betrayal.
(978) 850-6255 View (978) 850-6255
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Jenny O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. O’Brien (she/her) works with adults and specializes in treating a range of issues, including anxiety disorders, trauma, general stress management, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, assertiveness, and identity development. She has a specific interest in working with individuals who identify along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and particularly with transgender and non-binary individuals who might be at different stages of transition/coming out.
Dr. O’Brien (she/her) works with adults and specializes in treating a range of issues, including anxiety disorders, trauma, general stress management, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, assertiveness, and identity development. She has a specific interest in working with individuals who identify along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and particularly with transgender and non-binary individuals who might be at different stages of transition/coming out.
(617) 766-0279 View (617) 766-0279
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Monica Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I believe that a major goal of therapy is to develop an understanding of how we interact with and relate to the important people in our lives in order to create a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. I feel that this kind of self-exploration is especially important for adolescents and young adults as they seek independence. For Individuals and families who are "stuck" in difficult patterns, it can help to have a therapist guide them through struggles so that they can have more fulfilling interactions and experiences with one another.
I believe that a major goal of therapy is to develop an understanding of how we interact with and relate to the important people in our lives in order to create a deeper sense of meaning and purpose. I feel that this kind of self-exploration is especially important for adolescents and young adults as they seek independence. For Individuals and families who are "stuck" in difficult patterns, it can help to have a therapist guide them through struggles so that they can have more fulfilling interactions and experiences with one another.
(617) 712-0957 View (617) 712-0957
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Rebecca Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Rebecca Rodriguez is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 11 years of experience working with individuals that have faced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, incarceration, violence, substance use, unemployment, trauma, and more. Rebecca received her Master's degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Her approach to helping others is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead, she works with clients to find out what works best for them.
Rebecca Rodriguez is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with 11 years of experience working with individuals that have faced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, incarceration, violence, substance use, unemployment, trauma, and more. Rebecca received her Master's degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University. Her approach to helping others is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead, she works with clients to find out what works best for them.
(617) 958-5833 View (617) 958-5833
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Latifa Buxamusa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Dr. Latifa Buxamusa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts who specializes in neuropsychological and personality testing and has been practicing since 2017. Dr. Buxamusa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brandeis University before earning her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College. In her spare time, Dr. Buxamusa enjoys reading and baking.
Dr. Latifa Buxamusa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts who specializes in neuropsychological and personality testing and has been practicing since 2017. Dr. Buxamusa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brandeis University before earning her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College. In her spare time, Dr. Buxamusa enjoys reading and baking.
(978) 574-9715 View (978) 574-9715
Photo of Marina Kasdaglis, Counselor in 02139, MA
Marina Kasdaglis
Counselor, MA, EdM, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
How can I get over feelings of sadness, loss, or low self-esteem? Why do I often feel stuck, without any energy or desire? Is it possible for me to change long-standing patterns that have caused problems over many years? My focus in therapy is to help clients confront such questions, in order for them to gain insight and break repetitive patterns of suffering. As they gradually free themselves to explore and share, they begin to find new ways to deepen relationships, engage in more meaningful and productive work, transition to a new stage in life, or come to a new appreciation of themselves.
How can I get over feelings of sadness, loss, or low self-esteem? Why do I often feel stuck, without any energy or desire? Is it possible for me to change long-standing patterns that have caused problems over many years? My focus in therapy is to help clients confront such questions, in order for them to gain insight and break repetitive patterns of suffering. As they gradually free themselves to explore and share, they begin to find new ways to deepen relationships, engage in more meaningful and productive work, transition to a new stage in life, or come to a new appreciation of themselves.
(781) 214-7706 View (781) 214-7706
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Monique Noelle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Therapy clients may be seeking insight, new ways of coping, relief from suffering, or to be less alone with life’s challenges. I draw flexibly from many approaches, and ultimately, I believe it is the relationship that heals, as well as learning to be a kind friend to oneself. I believe that good mental health means feeling you have choices and making them consciously. Many of my clients strive to be more fully themselves. My practice has a focus on the BGLTQ+ Community, especially trans, gender diverse, and polyamorous people, and I also tend to see a lot of geeky and neurodivergent people.
Therapy clients may be seeking insight, new ways of coping, relief from suffering, or to be less alone with life’s challenges. I draw flexibly from many approaches, and ultimately, I believe it is the relationship that heals, as well as learning to be a kind friend to oneself. I believe that good mental health means feeling you have choices and making them consciously. Many of my clients strive to be more fully themselves. My practice has a focus on the BGLTQ+ Community, especially trans, gender diverse, and polyamorous people, and I also tend to see a lot of geeky and neurodivergent people.
(617) 751-1178 View (617) 751-1178

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 02139

400+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 02139 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
45% Aetna

How Therapists in 02139 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02139?

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.