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Forrestall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
Do you have an adolescent, young adult or adult at home or elsewhere who don't seem to be progressing towards their best potential or functioning? Are there obstacles in their way, whether it be mental health, independent living skills, behaviors, interpersonal relationships, physical or sensory needs etc.? Providing counseling for Neurodiverse populations can be challenging. Experience definitely helps. I have specialized these populations for 28 years and I can help.
Do you have an adolescent, young adult or adult at home or elsewhere who don't seem to be progressing towards their best potential or functioning? Are there obstacles in their way, whether it be mental health, independent living skills, behaviors, interpersonal relationships, physical or sensory needs etc.? Providing counseling for Neurodiverse populations can be challenging. Experience definitely helps. I have specialized these populations for 28 years and I can help.
(603) 823-3109 View (603) 823-3109
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Nicole Ward
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed with life? Need help in figuring out how to practice self care, solve problems or manage frustrations in a way that feels good for you? I offer supportive, non-judgmental guidance to work through problems and help symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma or grief.
Are you struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed with life? Need help in figuring out how to practice self care, solve problems or manage frustrations in a way that feels good for you? I offer supportive, non-judgmental guidance to work through problems and help symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma or grief.
(833) 656-1979 View (833) 656-1979
Photo of Authentic Soul Counseling - Aimee Arsenian, Counselor in 03110, NH
Authentic Soul Counseling - Aimee Arsenian
Counselor, LCMHC, ATR, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
Whether you are looking to increase self-confidence, manage depression, ADHD, anxiety or life changes, I’m here to provide the tools for you. We will work on practical solutions, guiding you to find your authentic self in a compassionate setting. You will be empowered to step outside of your comfort zone, grow and make healthy changes in your life. You will find your authentic self to live a better, more aligned life!
Whether you are looking to increase self-confidence, manage depression, ADHD, anxiety or life changes, I’m here to provide the tools for you. We will work on practical solutions, guiding you to find your authentic self in a compassionate setting. You will be empowered to step outside of your comfort zone, grow and make healthy changes in your life. You will find your authentic self to live a better, more aligned life!
(603) 803-4708 View (603) 803-4708
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Michelle Wasiuk
MS, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
Understanding where you are now is just as vital as envisioning where you want to be. My approach emphasizes empowerment and the pursuit of your goals through a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is active and engaged. We will not only explore your history but also develop practical strategies for moving forward. Discovering where you stand today is the first step towards the future you envision. You deserve to feel better and don't need to figure it all out alone. Let's embark on this empowering journey together, illuminating the path from where you are to where you dream to be!
Understanding where you are now is just as vital as envisioning where you want to be. My approach emphasizes empowerment and the pursuit of your goals through a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is active and engaged. We will not only explore your history but also develop practical strategies for moving forward. Discovering where you stand today is the first step towards the future you envision. You deserve to feel better and don't need to figure it all out alone. Let's embark on this empowering journey together, illuminating the path from where you are to where you dream to be!
(508) 978-1605 View (508) 978-1605
Photo of Carolyn Breaud, Marriage & Family Therapist in 03110, NH
Carolyn Breaud
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
I am a trauma specialist trained and experienced in treating severe PTSD, mood disorders and suicidal ideation. I love working with first responders, victims of crime, veterans, survivors of natural disasters, and survivors of abuse or neglect. My interactive, laid-back, upfront style helps my clients feel at ease. Alfred Adler, an early pioneer of psychotherapy says, "Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another." This best describes my approach to therapy. I have a natural authentic interest in the stories of others and the experiences they bring in.
I am a trauma specialist trained and experienced in treating severe PTSD, mood disorders and suicidal ideation. I love working with first responders, victims of crime, veterans, survivors of natural disasters, and survivors of abuse or neglect. My interactive, laid-back, upfront style helps my clients feel at ease. Alfred Adler, an early pioneer of psychotherapy says, "Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another." This best describes my approach to therapy. I have a natural authentic interest in the stories of others and the experiences they bring in.
(603) 825-4836 View (603) 825-4836
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Southern New Hampshire EMDR & Counseling Services
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulty managing stress and emotions? Do you worry excessively? Have you spent hours talking about your problems with little relief? Maybe you’re experiencing intrusive thoughts or memories, ruminating, or overreacting. Persistent negative beliefs about yourself might be keeping you stuck. Difficulty setting boundaries and people-pleasing is a common complaint. Perhaps you've experienced physical or emotional abuse in a past or present relationship. These things make it hard to enjoy life and relationships. Psychological symptoms are often the result of unprocessed memories and experiences.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulty managing stress and emotions? Do you worry excessively? Have you spent hours talking about your problems with little relief? Maybe you’re experiencing intrusive thoughts or memories, ruminating, or overreacting. Persistent negative beliefs about yourself might be keeping you stuck. Difficulty setting boundaries and people-pleasing is a common complaint. Perhaps you've experienced physical or emotional abuse in a past or present relationship. These things make it hard to enjoy life and relationships. Psychological symptoms are often the result of unprocessed memories and experiences.
(603) 838-3810 View (603) 838-3810
Photo of Bethany L Toolin, Counselor in 03110, NH
Bethany L Toolin
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
I am a licensed mental health clinician with nearly 20 years of working with children, adolescents and adults. My current focus is in providing counseling support to adolescents and adults who have concerns regarding depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, women's health and wellness and adjustment to life transitions/events. I believe in a person centered, holistic approach that utilizes collaborative problem solving to help individuals optimize their overall physical and emotional wellness.
I am a licensed mental health clinician with nearly 20 years of working with children, adolescents and adults. My current focus is in providing counseling support to adolescents and adults who have concerns regarding depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, women's health and wellness and adjustment to life transitions/events. I believe in a person centered, holistic approach that utilizes collaborative problem solving to help individuals optimize their overall physical and emotional wellness.
(603) 215-7215 View (603) 215-7215
Photo of Mark Boegel, Counselor in 03110, NH
Mark Boegel
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
Are you seeking a path to relieve stress and find profound meaning in your life's journey? Mark Boegel, an experienced Clinical Mental Health Counselor, envisions an ideal client seeking holistic support to navigate stress and uncover deeper purpose. His focus lies in assisting individuals of all kinds, including first responders, veterans, professionals, and faith-based seekers, striving to alleviate stress and rediscover fulfillment. This ideal client is someone searching for a therapist who respects the intersection of faith and mental health, offering a holistic approach rooted in finding meaning amidst life's challenges.
Are you seeking a path to relieve stress and find profound meaning in your life's journey? Mark Boegel, an experienced Clinical Mental Health Counselor, envisions an ideal client seeking holistic support to navigate stress and uncover deeper purpose. His focus lies in assisting individuals of all kinds, including first responders, veterans, professionals, and faith-based seekers, striving to alleviate stress and rediscover fulfillment. This ideal client is someone searching for a therapist who respects the intersection of faith and mental health, offering a holistic approach rooted in finding meaning amidst life's challenges.
(833) 686-5875 View (833) 686-5875
Photo of Matthew J Box, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 03110, NH
Matthew J Box
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
Welcoming you to your inner healing journey. I'm Matt Box, an LICSW with over 15 years of experience in the field of community mental health and a background in teaching developmental psychology. With the creation of my own practice, my mission is to help guide individuals on their own holistic path towards increased balance and self-compassion. Combining evidence-based practices with the wisdom of ancient healing traditions has allowed me to expand and personalize my approach to healing while creating a safe and compassionate space where individuals can explore their inner selves, heal past wounds, and cultivate resilience.
Welcoming you to your inner healing journey. I'm Matt Box, an LICSW with over 15 years of experience in the field of community mental health and a background in teaching developmental psychology. With the creation of my own practice, my mission is to help guide individuals on their own holistic path towards increased balance and self-compassion. Combining evidence-based practices with the wisdom of ancient healing traditions has allowed me to expand and personalize my approach to healing while creating a safe and compassionate space where individuals can explore their inner selves, heal past wounds, and cultivate resilience.
(781) 476-7793 View (781) 476-7793
Photo of Sage Counseling - Hannah Karamanoogian, Counselor in 03110, NH
Sage Counseling - Hannah Karamanoogian
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
NOTICE <>Limited Daytime Weekday Openings<>After School on Waitlist<> . . . Struggling to manage your worries? Racing thoughts holding you back? Navigating anxiety on your own can be a challenge. Effectively managing thoughts & feelings is a skill that can be learned & practiced. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist I look forward to supporting you in successfully implementing these skills in your life so that you can thrive. I have over a decade of experience helping others manage anxiety, stress, and OCD. I offer in-person sessions in NH, and telehealth for persons in NH, MA, VT, & FL.
NOTICE <>Limited Daytime Weekday Openings<>After School on Waitlist<> . . . Struggling to manage your worries? Racing thoughts holding you back? Navigating anxiety on your own can be a challenge. Effectively managing thoughts & feelings is a skill that can be learned & practiced. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist I look forward to supporting you in successfully implementing these skills in your life so that you can thrive. I have over a decade of experience helping others manage anxiety, stress, and OCD. I offer in-person sessions in NH, and telehealth for persons in NH, MA, VT, & FL.
(603) 803-6057 View (603) 803-6057
Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker in 03110, NH
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
PhD, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
With 13 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 25 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 13 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 25 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(844) 412-0144 View (844) 412-0144
Photo of Emily Robbins, Counselor in 03110, NH
Emily Robbins
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(833) 969-3119 View (833) 969-3119
Photo of LaTosha Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 03110, NH
LaTosha Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
Life is hard. It did not come with a manual so we would know what to do when we are struggling. Knowing that there are people out there that can help is what makes therapy so important. I’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals, professionals, and families to address different mental health illnesses for the past five years. I believe that the best kind of therapy is one in which I work with you to identify your goals in life, utilize your strengths, and come up with a plan to make your best self a reality.
Life is hard. It did not come with a manual so we would know what to do when we are struggling. Knowing that there are people out there that can help is what makes therapy so important. I’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals, professionals, and families to address different mental health illnesses for the past five years. I believe that the best kind of therapy is one in which I work with you to identify your goals in life, utilize your strengths, and come up with a plan to make your best self a reality.
(531) 208-1653 View (531) 208-1653
Photo of Jessica Bennett, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 03110, NH
Jessica Bennett
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 11 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I have a passion for helping people of all ages learn to manage their day to day stressors. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing my clients learn appropriate coping skills. I provide a safe environment free of judgment while also fostering a therapeutic relationship with my clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 11 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I have a passion for helping people of all ages learn to manage their day to day stressors. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing my clients learn appropriate coping skills. I provide a safe environment free of judgment while also fostering a therapeutic relationship with my clients.
(978) 883-3021 View (978) 883-3021
Photo of Robin Vergato, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 03110, NH
Robin Vergato
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
I am accepting new clients. My ideal client is one that is motivated to make changes in their life. With this foundation you can leave therapy with confidence that you can get through life’s challenges and appreciate each day life has to offer.
I am accepting new clients. My ideal client is one that is motivated to make changes in their life. With this foundation you can leave therapy with confidence that you can get through life’s challenges and appreciate each day life has to offer.
(603) 819-3816 x701 View (603) 819-3816 x701
Photo of Dr. Nadia Delshad, Counselor in 03110, NH
Dr. Nadia Delshad
Counselor, PsyD, MSc, DipHypn
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Licensed in NH, OR, ME, VT, and FL. I specialize in working with couples and individuals with a focus on relationships. When things go wrong we develop “secondary” strategies as humans. We may become hyperactivated, deactivated, or anxious and avoidant. Emotion allows us vital information about how we experience ourselves, our interpersonal relationships, and our world. It also mobilizes us into action in our attachment relationships. These strategies, the wisest responses you had for survival at that time, may not be serving you well now.
Licensed in NH, OR, ME, VT, and FL. I specialize in working with couples and individuals with a focus on relationships. When things go wrong we develop “secondary” strategies as humans. We may become hyperactivated, deactivated, or anxious and avoidant. Emotion allows us vital information about how we experience ourselves, our interpersonal relationships, and our world. It also mobilizes us into action in our attachment relationships. These strategies, the wisest responses you had for survival at that time, may not be serving you well now.
(603) 522-7811 View (603) 522-7811
Photo of Molly Mizula, Counselor in 03110, NH
Molly Mizula
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford, NH 03110
Finding peace and calm in the anxieties that surround you can be an overwhelming challenge. Do you desire to improve your relationships and ease the impact of daily stress in your life? I can walk with you on a path of empowerment in making needed changes. My hope is that you will feel empowered, validated, and accepted as you work toward change. Developing coping skills using evidence based practices helps guide our progress together.
Finding peace and calm in the anxieties that surround you can be an overwhelming challenge. Do you desire to improve your relationships and ease the impact of daily stress in your life? I can walk with you on a path of empowerment in making needed changes. My hope is that you will feel empowered, validated, and accepted as you work toward change. Developing coping skills using evidence based practices helps guide our progress together.
(844) 708-3067 View (844) 708-3067
Photo of True North Healing Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 03110, NH
True North Healing Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible - Deepak Chopra. Healing emotional wounds is no easy feat and it takes bravery to initiate the process of healing. Whether it is PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Eating Disorders, or more, you are no longer alone and therapists at True North Healing Center are here to help guide you to a more healed version of yourself, the true you. To learn more about our therapists please visit www.truenorthhealingcenter.com or contact us via this page!
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible - Deepak Chopra. Healing emotional wounds is no easy feat and it takes bravery to initiate the process of healing. Whether it is PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Eating Disorders, or more, you are no longer alone and therapists at True North Healing Center are here to help guide you to a more healed version of yourself, the true you. To learn more about our therapists please visit www.truenorthhealingcenter.com or contact us via this page!
(603) 825-4885 View (603) 825-4885
Sophia Dongas
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
I believe that therapy works best when a client is ready for change. Therapy should be a collaborative process between client and therapist. Client strengths, stressors, triggers, symptoms and environmental factors need to be explored in order to create insight. This insight, in turn, assists the client in establishing positive coping skills in order to create a happier and more fulfilling life. Change can be a difficult and intimidating process, but with the courage and strength of the client, anything is possible. Part of my role is to assist clients in understanding unhealthy patterns of behavior that can make them feel "stuck".
I believe that therapy works best when a client is ready for change. Therapy should be a collaborative process between client and therapist. Client strengths, stressors, triggers, symptoms and environmental factors need to be explored in order to create insight. This insight, in turn, assists the client in establishing positive coping skills in order to create a happier and more fulfilling life. Change can be a difficult and intimidating process, but with the courage and strength of the client, anything is possible. Part of my role is to assist clients in understanding unhealthy patterns of behavior that can make them feel "stuck".
(603) 207-3978 View (603) 207-3978
Photo of Christine Beaudoin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 03110, NH
Christine Beaudoin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110  (Online Only)
I provide individual, couples, and family sessions for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, relational issues, and substance use disorders. All families, couples, and individuals are welcome. I specialize in working with family systems to better understand the context of a problem. I typically work with teenagers struggling with depression and anxiety, couples experiencing marital stress, and individuals and families with a history of trauma or mental illness. My goal is to support the overall wellbeing of an individual and the health of their relationships with the intent to improve functioning and quality of life.
I provide individual, couples, and family sessions for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, relational issues, and substance use disorders. All families, couples, and individuals are welcome. I specialize in working with family systems to better understand the context of a problem. I typically work with teenagers struggling with depression and anxiety, couples experiencing marital stress, and individuals and families with a history of trauma or mental illness. My goal is to support the overall wellbeing of an individual and the health of their relationships with the intent to improve functioning and quality of life.
(603) 714-5993 View (603) 714-5993

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 03110

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 03110 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Optum

How Therapists in 03110 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 03110?

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.