Photo of Taryn Staples, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Taryn Staples
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
You deserve to have the energy and confidence to live the life that excites you to wake up every morning! My ideal client is someone that is motivated to work on personal growth and rediscovering themselves. I am dedicated to helping you through mental health, family, relationships, and parenting difficulties with patience, and empathy. My goal is to guide you to “your best self.” My approach is personalized to you and your needs using self-reflection, and acceptance. I believe in using action over avoidance and I will help guide you through this using your strengths in order to overcome stressors and worry.
You deserve to have the energy and confidence to live the life that excites you to wake up every morning! My ideal client is someone that is motivated to work on personal growth and rediscovering themselves. I am dedicated to helping you through mental health, family, relationships, and parenting difficulties with patience, and empathy. My goal is to guide you to “your best self.” My approach is personalized to you and your needs using self-reflection, and acceptance. I believe in using action over avoidance and I will help guide you through this using your strengths in order to overcome stressors and worry.
(978) 710-9001 View (978) 710-9001
Photo of Katie LaPlant, LICSW, CIMHP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Katie LaPlant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derry, NH 03038
I find that unmanaged stress is the root cause of many mental health disorders. My work with clients includes helping them to identify triggers, understand the underlying causes of their stress and learn ways to balance the mind, body and spirit by building a daily self-care routine that includes mental, physical, emotional and spiritual practices. I use a variety of techniques depending on the age and needs of my client. I work primarily with teens, young adults, and adult women. I offer weekly classes and annual self-renewal retreats in addition to individual therapy.
I find that unmanaged stress is the root cause of many mental health disorders. My work with clients includes helping them to identify triggers, understand the underlying causes of their stress and learn ways to balance the mind, body and spirit by building a daily self-care routine that includes mental, physical, emotional and spiritual practices. I use a variety of techniques depending on the age and needs of my client. I work primarily with teens, young adults, and adult women. I offer weekly classes and annual self-renewal retreats in addition to individual therapy.
(603) 446-6770 View (603) 446-6770
Photo of Dr. Brian Hannigan, LCMHC, Counselor
Dr. Brian Hannigan
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Updated: 5/24/24 - I am not accepting new clients at this time. My clinical focus is primarily on teenagers/young adults and couples. Within each of these, I am particularly interested in working with issues relating to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, identity development, and communication/social skills. Each of us has different words to describe our experiences, so even if you don't feel you fit into one of those words I've mentioned, feel free to reach out. The overarching goal of my therapy is to actively and intentionally practice the skills needed for you to live the life you want.
Updated: 5/24/24 - I am not accepting new clients at this time. My clinical focus is primarily on teenagers/young adults and couples. Within each of these, I am particularly interested in working with issues relating to anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, identity development, and communication/social skills. Each of us has different words to describe our experiences, so even if you don't feel you fit into one of those words I've mentioned, feel free to reach out. The overarching goal of my therapy is to actively and intentionally practice the skills needed for you to live the life you want.
(603) 556-4909 View (603) 556-4909
Photo of Michelle Zoeller, LMHC, MS, LCMHC, Counselor
Michelle Zoeller
Counselor, LMHC, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Are you ready to start living your life in the way you wish? Are you feeling stuck in your thinking? I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor with 20 years experience working with very diverse populations. My clients have had a range of issues they have sought to resolve struggles with addiction, family disruptions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and many others. My practice modalities include Solution focused care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral techniques and Person Centered Care with a focus on the goals of the client. I work with adults, and adolescents.
Are you ready to start living your life in the way you wish? Are you feeling stuck in your thinking? I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor with 20 years experience working with very diverse populations. My clients have had a range of issues they have sought to resolve struggles with addiction, family disruptions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and many others. My practice modalities include Solution focused care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral techniques and Person Centered Care with a focus on the goals of the client. I work with adults, and adolescents.
(603) 810-8001 View (603) 810-8001
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Charlotte Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PMH-C, CCTP
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! I am an interactive therapist. My years in acute care have given me a passion for treating trauma and particularly reproductive/perinatal mental health. Pregnancy and birth should be a time of joy, but sometimes instead it overturns dreams, disrupts relationships, and brings waves of grief, loss, confusion, and heartbreak. Whether your challenges are new or years in the making you don't want to feel like this any more - nor should you! I am a little irreverent, a lot empathetic, and ready to help you find your best self again.
Accepting new clients! I am an interactive therapist. My years in acute care have given me a passion for treating trauma and particularly reproductive/perinatal mental health. Pregnancy and birth should be a time of joy, but sometimes instead it overturns dreams, disrupts relationships, and brings waves of grief, loss, confusion, and heartbreak. Whether your challenges are new or years in the making you don't want to feel like this any more - nor should you! I am a little irreverent, a lot empathetic, and ready to help you find your best self again.
(603) 384-3076 View (603) 384-3076
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Rachel B Boles - Child Therapist (Play Therapy)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years experience providing therapy to children and families. My training background is diverse with an approach that is thoughtful, caring, and pragmatic. I received a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare (BSW) from the State University of New York Albany. I am a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and families. I provide individual counseling using play therapy approach.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years experience providing therapy to children and families. My training background is diverse with an approach that is thoughtful, caring, and pragmatic. I received a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare (BSW) from the State University of New York Albany. I am a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and families. I provide individual counseling using play therapy approach.
(603) 601-4679 View (603) 601-4679
Photo of Rich Kania, LADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Rich Kania
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Substance Abuse LADC evaluations for the court system are my specialty. At this time due to overwhelming demands, my practice is limited to direct referrals from lawyers that I have been regularly working with.
Substance Abuse LADC evaluations for the court system are my specialty. At this time due to overwhelming demands, my practice is limited to direct referrals from lawyers that I have been regularly working with.
(978) 767-9291 View (978) 767-9291
Photo of Ina Kamenova, LCMHC, Counselor
Ina Kamenova
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Do you want to reclaim your life from worry and doubt? Life can be hard, but it is possible to thrive. I combine a warm, person-centered approach with scientifically tested treatments to tackle issues such as lack of focus, feeling stuck, scattered, anxious, and wounded by interpersonal relationships. Through this work, clients report feeling unstuck, reconnecting with a sense of creativity and meaning, regaining focus, and feeling equipped to form lasting connections, manage symptoms, and face challenges.
Do you want to reclaim your life from worry and doubt? Life can be hard, but it is possible to thrive. I combine a warm, person-centered approach with scientifically tested treatments to tackle issues such as lack of focus, feeling stuck, scattered, anxious, and wounded by interpersonal relationships. Through this work, clients report feeling unstuck, reconnecting with a sense of creativity and meaning, regaining focus, and feeling equipped to form lasting connections, manage symptoms, and face challenges.
(833) 577-1926 View (833) 577-1926
Photo of Kristen L Sheppard, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristen L Sheppard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an online only therapist with 29 years of experience. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Further, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida, as an out-of-state telehealth provider. I utilize a variety of approaches and tailor treatment to meet each client’s specific needs. I am trauma informed, strengths based, and solution focused in developing strategies to help promote personal growth. I currently hold certifications in Clinical Trauma, Family Trauma, Child and Adolescent Trauma, CBT, DBT, Addictions, Anxiety, Forensics, and Grief.
I am an online only therapist with 29 years of experience. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Further, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida, as an out-of-state telehealth provider. I utilize a variety of approaches and tailor treatment to meet each client’s specific needs. I am trauma informed, strengths based, and solution focused in developing strategies to help promote personal growth. I currently hold certifications in Clinical Trauma, Family Trauma, Child and Adolescent Trauma, CBT, DBT, Addictions, Anxiety, Forensics, and Grief.
(978) 361-0627 View (978) 361-0627
Photo of Jamie Faulhaber, MA, LCMHC, Counselor
Jamie Faulhaber
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Therapy can provide an opportunity for self-discovery, a safe space to process difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences creating a life that aligns with one's goals and values. If you or your child is struggling with challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression and/or low self-esteem leading to dissatisfaction in various aspects of life, it may be time to reach out and ask for help (that is often the hardest part!). Willingness to collaborate with your therapist is essential and we will begin with building a positive therapeutic rapport; together we will tackle the other hard stuff.
Therapy can provide an opportunity for self-discovery, a safe space to process difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences creating a life that aligns with one's goals and values. If you or your child is struggling with challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression and/or low self-esteem leading to dissatisfaction in various aspects of life, it may be time to reach out and ask for help (that is often the hardest part!). Willingness to collaborate with your therapist is essential and we will begin with building a positive therapeutic rapport; together we will tackle the other hard stuff.
(207) 518-8296 View (207) 518-8296
Photo of Silvia Pisano - Ozempic/Wegovy/Zepbound Weight Loss , MD, LADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Ozempic/Wegovy/Zepbound Weight Loss
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MD, LADC
Not Verified Not Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Our organization provides weight loss medications for individuals who wish to loose weight. Each visit typically results in the prescribing a medication such as Ozempic, Wegovy or a similar agent. Unlike other providers in this area of medicine we provide a mail away system with routine drug costs between $99-249 per month depending on dose, formulation and associated factors. We also provide conventional psychiatric services such as therapy and counseling.
Our organization provides weight loss medications for individuals who wish to loose weight. Each visit typically results in the prescribing a medication such as Ozempic, Wegovy or a similar agent. Unlike other providers in this area of medicine we provide a mail away system with routine drug costs between $99-249 per month depending on dose, formulation and associated factors. We also provide conventional psychiatric services such as therapy and counseling.
(860) 579-6076 View (860) 579-6076
Photo of Justin Looser - Parkland Partial Hospitalization Program
At Parkland Medical Center, we focus on the whole patient – including mental health. In addition to our inpatient mental health services, we offer short-term outpatient mental health services for adults, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The PHP provides an intense outpatient treatment setting for those age 18 and older who are struggling with maintaining daily routines due to symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, and who may benefit from intensive mental health support and psychiatric intervention.
At Parkland Medical Center, we focus on the whole patient – including mental health. In addition to our inpatient mental health services, we offer short-term outpatient mental health services for adults, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The PHP provides an intense outpatient treatment setting for those age 18 and older who are struggling with maintaining daily routines due to symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, and who may benefit from intensive mental health support and psychiatric intervention.
(603) 421-3771 View (603) 421-3771
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Infinite Hope Counseling Services; Sheila DuBois
Counselor, LCMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
My Philosophy in treatment is that each of us, myself included, endures pain and suffering caused from difficult life circumstances and from broken relationships. Each individual also possess within him or herself the gifts and strengths which build resiliency that helps overcome these obstacles in life's journeys. The counseling process is helping the client draw out these gifts and strengths and learn to develop them. I am committed to offering the same type of compassion to my clients that I would want extended to me or my family.
My Philosophy in treatment is that each of us, myself included, endures pain and suffering caused from difficult life circumstances and from broken relationships. Each individual also possess within him or herself the gifts and strengths which build resiliency that helps overcome these obstacles in life's journeys. The counseling process is helping the client draw out these gifts and strengths and learn to develop them. I am committed to offering the same type of compassion to my clients that I would want extended to me or my family.
(603) 945-5371 View (603) 945-5371
Photo of Alicia Hannigan, LCMHC, PMH-C, RYT-200, Counselor
Alicia Hannigan
Counselor, LCMHC, PMH-C, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Welcome! I believe that building an authentic, compassionate, and transparent space is the cornerstone of heart-centered and productive care. I strive to help individuals work through their current stressors and improve their coping skills and confidence for wherever this unpredictable life takes them next! I have helped many individuals find ease in their lives and am particularly passionate about working with pregnant individuals and parents (which can feel new again at every child age!). Prioritizing our own stress, anxiety, or mood management and learning new skills, can often be the best way we help our children.
Welcome! I believe that building an authentic, compassionate, and transparent space is the cornerstone of heart-centered and productive care. I strive to help individuals work through their current stressors and improve their coping skills and confidence for wherever this unpredictable life takes them next! I have helped many individuals find ease in their lives and am particularly passionate about working with pregnant individuals and parents (which can feel new again at every child age!). Prioritizing our own stress, anxiety, or mood management and learning new skills, can often be the best way we help our children.
(603) 329-2984 View (603) 329-2984
Photo of Ashley McInnis, LCMHC, Counselor
Ashley McInnis
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Ashley McInnis, LCMHC Ashley McInnis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2019. Ashley moves at the pace of her clients and offers a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet their needs and help them effectively work towards their goals. It was her own therapeutic experience that inspired Ashley to follow this path and became a driving force to fulfill her passion of helping others manage the ongoing stressors of life. She strives to provide a safe space of acceptance and support to clients of all ages.
Ashley McInnis, LCMHC Ashley McInnis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2019. Ashley moves at the pace of her clients and offers a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet their needs and help them effectively work towards their goals. It was her own therapeutic experience that inspired Ashley to follow this path and became a driving force to fulfill her passion of helping others manage the ongoing stressors of life. She strives to provide a safe space of acceptance and support to clients of all ages.
(888) 491-5017 View (888) 491-5017
Photo of Mark Lane, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mark Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Waitlist for new clients
The pace of our daily lives seems only to be increasing in speed, and our ongoing hustle to keep up on a daily basis has only diminished our ability to slow down when we want to. My approach focuses on helping my clients address issues with anxiety, depression, video game addiction, and motivation.
The pace of our daily lives seems only to be increasing in speed, and our ongoing hustle to keep up on a daily basis has only diminished our ability to slow down when we want to. My approach focuses on helping my clients address issues with anxiety, depression, video game addiction, and motivation.
(339) 255-1711 View (339) 255-1711
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Cheryl Twombly
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Derry, NH 03038
Cheryl Twombly is a Therapist in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience as a social worker and has worked with all ages in a variety of settings. It is essential to Cheryl that her clients feel respected, heard, and validated as they journey toward their goals and discover their full self-worth.
Cheryl Twombly is a Therapist in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience as a social worker and has worked with all ages in a variety of settings. It is essential to Cheryl that her clients feel respected, heard, and validated as they journey toward their goals and discover their full self-worth.
(888) 491-5017 View (888) 491-5017
Photo of Lawrence Berger, MA, LMHC, LCMHC, LADC1, LPC, Counselor
Lawrence Berger
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC, LADC1, LPC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Larry and I have been a licensed mental health clinician for 14 years. I take a person centered approach meaning I work with all of your strengths. I collaborate with you to find the best solutions for change. We work on goals to not only address the presenting problem but also to help you find what makes you happy in life. I am laid back but can also hold you firmly accountable with the plans of change.
Hi, my name is Larry and I have been a licensed mental health clinician for 14 years. I take a person centered approach meaning I work with all of your strengths. I collaborate with you to find the best solutions for change. We work on goals to not only address the presenting problem but also to help you find what makes you happy in life. I am laid back but can also hold you firmly accountable with the plans of change.
(786) 244-7347 View (786) 244-7347
Photo of Shirley McBurnett, LCMHC, Counselor
Shirley McBurnett
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Shirley McBurnett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire with 14 years of experience in several settings such as Outpatient, Inpatient, partial, intensive in-home therapy, crisis management and community support. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Bible in 2008 and her Master of Science In Counseling in 2017. Shirley believes that every person is valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and honor, and that creating a safe and healthy environment within therapy will assist her clients in unlocking the answers to their current struggles.
Shirley McBurnett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire with 14 years of experience in several settings such as Outpatient, Inpatient, partial, intensive in-home therapy, crisis management and community support. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Bible in 2008 and her Master of Science In Counseling in 2017. Shirley believes that every person is valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and honor, and that creating a safe and healthy environment within therapy will assist her clients in unlocking the answers to their current struggles.
(888) 839-3856 View (888) 839-3856
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Kim Trippodo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
Kim Trippodo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. Kim assists in the journey of coping, thriving, calming, developing self-actualization, living in values alignment, building healthy social connections, healthy habit formation, and celebrating one's unique qualities. Kim is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist and works on positive parenting practices, attachment, cultivating responsible behavior, and understanding/alleviating externalized behaviors related to ADHD, ODD, ASD, DMDD, change of home placement, or other major life stressors.
Kim Trippodo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. Kim assists in the journey of coping, thriving, calming, developing self-actualization, living in values alignment, building healthy social connections, healthy habit formation, and celebrating one's unique qualities. Kim is a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist and works on positive parenting practices, attachment, cultivating responsible behavior, and understanding/alleviating externalized behaviors related to ADHD, ODD, ASD, DMDD, change of home placement, or other major life stressors.
(855) 979-8865 View (855) 979-8865
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 03038

70+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 03038 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
72% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD
59% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Optum

How Therapists in 03038 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
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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.