Therapists in 08558

Photo of Safe Place Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08558, NJ
Safe Place Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LCADC, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
At our practice, you will be supported by a dedicated team of compassionate and caring therapists. We are a trauma-informed, community-oriented practice that only uses evidence and research-based treatment modalities for depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions. We believe in mind/body connection, so body-oriented skills are taught and incorporated into our therapy sessions. We will teach you/work with you on integrating mindfulness, meditation, grounding, and other effective coping skills to address emotional distress, change behavioral patterns and enhance relationships. All are welcome.
At our practice, you will be supported by a dedicated team of compassionate and caring therapists. We are a trauma-informed, community-oriented practice that only uses evidence and research-based treatment modalities for depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions. We believe in mind/body connection, so body-oriented skills are taught and incorporated into our therapy sessions. We will teach you/work with you on integrating mindfulness, meditation, grounding, and other effective coping skills to address emotional distress, change behavioral patterns and enhance relationships. All are welcome.
(609) 375-0135 View (609) 375-0135
Photo of Lisa M Zaneto, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08558, NJ
Lisa M Zaneto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Adolescence and young adulthood are an important time of discovery in an individuals life that comes with many emotional junctures, milestone celebrations, and stages of growth. I believe that by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, clients can feel supported during these times and increase personal confidence allowing them to make positive decisions, meet their goals and set the foundation for future success.
Adolescence and young adulthood are an important time of discovery in an individuals life that comes with many emotional junctures, milestone celebrations, and stages of growth. I believe that by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, clients can feel supported during these times and increase personal confidence allowing them to make positive decisions, meet their goals and set the foundation for future success.
(609) 795-7246 View (609) 795-7246
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Ellen Herr-Israel
Psychologist, MA, MBA, PhD
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Intergenerational family dysfunction is not inevitable. I work with adults and children to untangle relational and behavioral patterns that are often foundational to the presenting problem. I take an integrative, strength-based approach and help the client identify perceptions and attributions that may be interfering with optimal self development and fulfilling relationships. This therapeutic approach is helpful in changing dysfunctional relational dynamics to those that promote growth and well-being.
Intergenerational family dysfunction is not inevitable. I work with adults and children to untangle relational and behavioral patterns that are often foundational to the presenting problem. I take an integrative, strength-based approach and help the client identify perceptions and attributions that may be interfering with optimal self development and fulfilling relationships. This therapeutic approach is helpful in changing dysfunctional relational dynamics to those that promote growth and well-being.
(908) 386-5142 View (908) 386-5142
Photo of Shamila Malik, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08558, NJ
Shamila Malik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, coping with an illness or disability, struggling with caregiver stress or adjusting to a life transition, my customized approach to psychotherapy can help you move forward to a brighter path. I offer an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, drawing upon a variety of different techniques to help you identify your goals and achieve a better quality of life.
Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, coping with an illness or disability, struggling with caregiver stress or adjusting to a life transition, my customized approach to psychotherapy can help you move forward to a brighter path. I offer an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, drawing upon a variety of different techniques to help you identify your goals and achieve a better quality of life.
(609) 436-9397 View (609) 436-9397
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Michael Viscidy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD and are exhausted by the lack of relief from medication and talk therapy then you should work with me. I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms.
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD and are exhausted by the lack of relief from medication and talk therapy then you should work with me. I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms.
(732) 641-4309 View (732) 641-4309
Photo of Jacqueline Schreiber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08558, NJ
Jacqueline Schreiber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Sometimes life circumstances change, challenges or difficulties arise in one’s personal or professional lives, creating a sense of overwhelm, confusion, or uncertainty. Reaching out for help to resolve these difficulties is both courageous and proactive. I work with young adults and adults experiencing stress, worry, anxiety and depression related to various life transitions and relationship concerns. I help clients better understand their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving which provides the foundation and the momentum for making purposeful and lasting changes.
Sometimes life circumstances change, challenges or difficulties arise in one’s personal or professional lives, creating a sense of overwhelm, confusion, or uncertainty. Reaching out for help to resolve these difficulties is both courageous and proactive. I work with young adults and adults experiencing stress, worry, anxiety and depression related to various life transitions and relationship concerns. I help clients better understand their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving which provides the foundation and the momentum for making purposeful and lasting changes.
(609) 676-2106 View (609) 676-2106
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Janée Nacht
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558  (Online Only)
I imagine you're here because you're feeling fed up. You have the vision to see you need help but need the insight to spark change. I work with women to find greater balance & fulfillment in their personal & professional lives. I specialize in supporting clients navigating: motherhood; school/work; major life transitions; new personal identities. My clients are typically managing with stress, burnout, or a sense of feeling overwhelmed by expectations and pressure. If this resonates, I will meet with you, understand you as a individual, and guide you towards a plan that will specifically meet your needs.
I imagine you're here because you're feeling fed up. You have the vision to see you need help but need the insight to spark change. I work with women to find greater balance & fulfillment in their personal & professional lives. I specialize in supporting clients navigating: motherhood; school/work; major life transitions; new personal identities. My clients are typically managing with stress, burnout, or a sense of feeling overwhelmed by expectations and pressure. If this resonates, I will meet with you, understand you as a individual, and guide you towards a plan that will specifically meet your needs.
(848) 216-0733 View (848) 216-0733
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Mastery Counseling and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. As a licensed social worker I have 10 years of experience working with adults and teenagers. I have an extensive history working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, low sense of self-worth, and adjustment disorders as a result of major life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. As a licensed social worker I have 10 years of experience working with adults and teenagers. I have an extensive history working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, low sense of self-worth, and adjustment disorders as a result of major life transitions.
(609) 493-4640 View (609) 493-4640
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Tatyanna Frost
Licensed Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Social Worker and a School Social Worker. As a Social Worker, I have experience with individuals who are adolescents and young adults; Generation Z. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, codependency, spirituality, and more.
I am a Licensed Social Worker and a School Social Worker. As a Social Worker, I have experience with individuals who are adolescents and young adults; Generation Z. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, codependency, spirituality, and more.
(908) 628-1082 View (908) 628-1082
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Integrative Therapy Institute of NJ
Psychologist
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
The Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey (ITI-NJ) is a group practice in clinical and counseling psychology that provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. ITI-NJ operates at a number of locations throughout the state of NJ and the great majority of our therapists are in-network with all major insurance plans.
The Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey (ITI-NJ) is a group practice in clinical and counseling psychology that provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. ITI-NJ operates at a number of locations throughout the state of NJ and the great majority of our therapists are in-network with all major insurance plans.
(908) 460-1990 View (908) 460-1990
Photo of Clifford N. Lazarus, Psychologist in 08558, NJ
Clifford N. Lazarus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I am incredibly fortunate to be the son of Professor Arnold Lazarus. Not only did I literally learn at the feet of the man who pioneered cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), but from his amazing colleagues and friends as well. Indeed, I have been privileged to get to know and learn from Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Francine Shapiro, and Marsha Linehan, to name only a few. Hence, I have been able to synthesize the teachings of many of the greatest minds in psychology into an approach that is at once scientifically grounded, tailored to fit the needs of unique individuals, highly flexible, and comprehensive.
I am incredibly fortunate to be the son of Professor Arnold Lazarus. Not only did I literally learn at the feet of the man who pioneered cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), but from his amazing colleagues and friends as well. Indeed, I have been privileged to get to know and learn from Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Francine Shapiro, and Marsha Linehan, to name only a few. Hence, I have been able to synthesize the teachings of many of the greatest minds in psychology into an approach that is at once scientifically grounded, tailored to fit the needs of unique individuals, highly flexible, and comprehensive.
(609) 755-3075 x1 View (609) 755-3075 x1
Photo of Debra Ruisard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08558, NJ
Debra Ruisard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Waitlist for new clients
Making the decision to engage in psychotherapy is an important step in healing from traumatic life events that leave emotional wounds long into adulthood. My approach to working with individuals suffering from traumatic stress comes from an understanding that trauma is stored in the body. Often traditional talk therapy is ineffective until one learns how to calm the body’s heightened state of anxiety and therefore allowing the mind to focus on healing rather than survival. Substance abuse is often an effective but maladaptive coping strategy for the emotional and physical stress responses that linger long after the traumatic experience is over. I assist clients who struggle with substances to discover the connection between their substance use and their trauma symptoms, and to develop new strategies for recovery that start with the body.
Making the decision to engage in psychotherapy is an important step in healing from traumatic life events that leave emotional wounds long into adulthood. My approach to working with individuals suffering from traumatic stress comes from an understanding that trauma is stored in the body. Often traditional talk therapy is ineffective until one learns how to calm the body’s heightened state of anxiety and therefore allowing the mind to focus on healing rather than survival. Substance abuse is often an effective but maladaptive coping strategy for the emotional and physical stress responses that linger long after the traumatic experience is over. I assist clients who struggle with substances to discover the connection between their substance use and their trauma symptoms, and to develop new strategies for recovery that start with the body.
(908) 402-4799 View (908) 402-4799
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Laura G Kogan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558  (Online Only)
I work primarily with adults and specialize in anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (including complex or developmental PTSD) as well as depression, relationship issues, performance enhancement and work stress. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have questions and I will be glad to speak with you. You will find additional information on my website at www.drlaurakogan.com.
I work primarily with adults and specialize in anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (including complex or developmental PTSD) as well as depression, relationship issues, performance enhancement and work stress. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have questions and I will be glad to speak with you. You will find additional information on my website at www.drlaurakogan.com.
(609) 318-3229 View (609) 318-3229
Photo of Jackie Printon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08558, NJ
Jackie Printon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Therapy is a collaborative relationship, so we will work together to understand the unique issues that are important to you. My clients are adults in various stages of life, navigating relationships, work, difficult decisions and life transitions. Talking through these issues with a neutral professional who is able to listen and respond to your individual situation can lead to reduced anxiety, more effective ways to manage emotions and behaviors, and feeling in-control instead of resentful and overwhelmed.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship, so we will work together to understand the unique issues that are important to you. My clients are adults in various stages of life, navigating relationships, work, difficult decisions and life transitions. Talking through these issues with a neutral professional who is able to listen and respond to your individual situation can lead to reduced anxiety, more effective ways to manage emotions and behaviors, and feeling in-control instead of resentful and overwhelmed.
(609) 256-6321 View (609) 256-6321
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Crystal J Fitzpatrick
PhD, APN, CARN-AP, MHt
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I believe that Balance is an important components of life. Not unlike the human body, our mind strives for equilibrium, also known as Balance. I also believe that when one works to seek and achieve Clarity, he or she will find peace and comfort. I interpret Clarity as the continual state of obtaining information and knowledge, communicating, as well as validating information and feelings received from people around us. I believe that Mindfulness is the key to maintaining continued balance and clarity in life. I interpret mindfulness as being in the "now"; being in the present moment and being available.
I believe that Balance is an important components of life. Not unlike the human body, our mind strives for equilibrium, also known as Balance. I also believe that when one works to seek and achieve Clarity, he or she will find peace and comfort. I interpret Clarity as the continual state of obtaining information and knowledge, communicating, as well as validating information and feelings received from people around us. I believe that Mindfulness is the key to maintaining continued balance and clarity in life. I interpret mindfulness as being in the "now"; being in the present moment and being available.
(609) 812-2091 View (609) 812-2091
Photo of Mahuya Ghosh, Psychologist in 08558, NJ
Mahuya Ghosh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
It's that "A-ha" moment. It's that look of recognition and relief. Those are the feelings I love to see when I've finally crossed the "psychological" bridge and have developed a connection with someone. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with children/adolescents struggling with numerous issues, such as ADHD, depression and family conflict. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment and in conjunction with positive reinforcement from parents, you start to see a change.
It's that "A-ha" moment. It's that look of recognition and relief. Those are the feelings I love to see when I've finally crossed the "psychological" bridge and have developed a connection with someone. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with children/adolescents struggling with numerous issues, such as ADHD, depression and family conflict. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment and in conjunction with positive reinforcement from parents, you start to see a change.
(609) 688-8300 View (609) 688-8300
Photo of Jessica Smedley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08558, NJ
Jessica Smedley
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling to find peace with yourself and in your relationships? Are you feeling more anxious or stressed lately and need help? Are you experiencing a life transition and feeling stuck or held back? I love to work with individuals, couples, and families to help them process their feelings and experiences so that they can live healthier lives. I take an empathic approach to each client and will tailor therapy to your individual and/or your relationship needs.
Have you been struggling to find peace with yourself and in your relationships? Are you feeling more anxious or stressed lately and need help? Are you experiencing a life transition and feeling stuck or held back? I love to work with individuals, couples, and families to help them process their feelings and experiences so that they can live healthier lives. I take an empathic approach to each client and will tailor therapy to your individual and/or your relationship needs.
(908) 224-4362 View (908) 224-4362
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Jean M Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
I create a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate environment for client's to feel safe, respected and free to discuss any topic brought to counseling. My approach to counseling is client-centered & integrates various modalities using Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I provide counseling that is direct and goal oriented, yet compassionate, focusing on strengths and building on success. I enjoy working with teens/parents & couples to facilitate conscious communication which enhances their intimate relationships. I help connect clients with their own inner wisdom, enhance their clarity & decision making so that they can experience real transformation in their lives.
I create a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate environment for client's to feel safe, respected and free to discuss any topic brought to counseling. My approach to counseling is client-centered & integrates various modalities using Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I provide counseling that is direct and goal oriented, yet compassionate, focusing on strengths and building on success. I enjoy working with teens/parents & couples to facilitate conscious communication which enhances their intimate relationships. I help connect clients with their own inner wisdom, enhance their clarity & decision making so that they can experience real transformation in their lives.
(609) 375-8260 View (609) 375-8260
Photo of Rebecca L LaSala, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08558, NJ
Rebecca L LaSala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skillman, NJ 08558
Building genuine therapeutic relationships is the foundation of my work. I believe that when people have a sense of emotional safety there is a natural opening for healing, growth, discovery, and transformation. My goal is to provide a safe and non judgmental environment where people will feel safe enough to express their vulnerabilities, allow themselves to connect to their emotions, and tap into their innate inner strengths to be successful and meet their goals. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic which gives individuals the freedom to self reflect and help them identify patterns that contribute to unique challenges they face.
Building genuine therapeutic relationships is the foundation of my work. I believe that when people have a sense of emotional safety there is a natural opening for healing, growth, discovery, and transformation. My goal is to provide a safe and non judgmental environment where people will feel safe enough to express their vulnerabilities, allow themselves to connect to their emotions, and tap into their innate inner strengths to be successful and meet their goals. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic which gives individuals the freedom to self reflect and help them identify patterns that contribute to unique challenges they face.
(908) 869-8499 View (908) 869-8499
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Elaine H Handleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Skillman, NJ 08558
Finding the right therapist can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most crucial aspects of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, comfortable environment. As a seasoned clinician, I work with clients in a supportive, nonjudgemental way. Individuals often repeat behavioral patterns learned growing up in their families. This can lead to low self esteem, depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships. Psychotherapy can help people grieve losses and navigate through transitions healthier ways. Individual, couples and family therapy can help identify ineffective couple and family patterns and eliminate longstanding resentments, loneliness and low self esteem.
Finding the right therapist can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most crucial aspects of therapy is feeling understood in a safe, comfortable environment. As a seasoned clinician, I work with clients in a supportive, nonjudgemental way. Individuals often repeat behavioral patterns learned growing up in their families. This can lead to low self esteem, depression, anxiety and unfulfilling relationships. Psychotherapy can help people grieve losses and navigate through transitions healthier ways. Individual, couples and family therapy can help identify ineffective couple and family patterns and eliminate longstanding resentments, loneliness and low self esteem.
(609) 316-4257 View (609) 316-4257

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08558

50+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 08558 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
98% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
67% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in 08558 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08558?

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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.