Photo of Angela Hay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Angela Hay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
As your therapist, I will provide you with a safe, compassionate, confidential space where you will feel heard and validated. Whatever your challenges, life circumstances, or life transitions, we will work collaboratively to achieve your treatment goals. My hope is that you will feel supported and empowered to develop the skills and strategies to create the life you desire, despite whatever challenges you may face.
As your therapist, I will provide you with a safe, compassionate, confidential space where you will feel heard and validated. Whatever your challenges, life circumstances, or life transitions, we will work collaboratively to achieve your treatment goals. My hope is that you will feel supported and empowered to develop the skills and strategies to create the life you desire, despite whatever challenges you may face.
(914) 685-6938 View (914) 685-6938
Photo of Talya A Cohen, Psychologist in 10543, NY
Talya A Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with a variety of emotional, behavioral and relational challenges. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach to treat the specific needs of the individuals I am working with. Using both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques, I help my clients improve and repair relationships, process painful experiences, alleviate stress and anxiety, identify and challenge maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and ultimately find the inner strength to live their best lives.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with a variety of emotional, behavioral and relational challenges. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach to treat the specific needs of the individuals I am working with. Using both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques, I help my clients improve and repair relationships, process painful experiences, alleviate stress and anxiety, identify and challenge maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and ultimately find the inner strength to live their best lives.
(914) 306-9073 View (914) 306-9073
Photo of Mallory Winter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Mallory Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I am an LCSW who prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact their present experience, and then develop concrete strategies for problem-solving. I use a psychodynamic lens and integrate modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to assist with symptoms and improve overall functioning. I enjoy working with those experiencing life transitions, job stressors, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and perinatal mood disorders
I am an LCSW who prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact their present experience, and then develop concrete strategies for problem-solving. I use a psychodynamic lens and integrate modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to assist with symptoms and improve overall functioning. I enjoy working with those experiencing life transitions, job stressors, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and perinatal mood disorders
(914) 677-1369 View (914) 677-1369
Photo of Cleopatra Zhonga, Counselor in 10543, NY
Cleopatra Zhonga
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
If you find yourself wrestling with overwhelming intrusive thoughts and exhausting compulsions, anxiety, emotional dysregulation or specific phobias, I am here to guide you. I help clients courageously confront OCD's challenges or cognitive distortions of anxiety, seeking relief from intrusive thoughts and behaviors. Additionally, I work with clients who experience BPD or emotional dysregulation. I offer DBT skills to promote distress tolerance and cultivate mindfulness, empowering clients to navigate their emotions with resilience and self-awareness. Together we will learn effective strategies to regain control.
If you find yourself wrestling with overwhelming intrusive thoughts and exhausting compulsions, anxiety, emotional dysregulation or specific phobias, I am here to guide you. I help clients courageously confront OCD's challenges or cognitive distortions of anxiety, seeking relief from intrusive thoughts and behaviors. Additionally, I work with clients who experience BPD or emotional dysregulation. I offer DBT skills to promote distress tolerance and cultivate mindfulness, empowering clients to navigate their emotions with resilience and self-awareness. Together we will learn effective strategies to regain control.
(914) 685-5856 View (914) 685-5856
Photo of Susan J Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Susan J Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, LMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Everyone needs and deserves support to navigate life's challenges. The holistic therapies I share and have been mastering for the last thirty years address the mind, emotions, body and soul. They are particularly helpful for people with backgrounds that include trauma, addiction or abuse, present day emotional, physical or relationship challenges. Through this process of support we bring compassion to our selves and the situations we are facing, enhancing awareness and inviting choices that serve us better and help us feel more comfortable. As we feel safer we can readily heal deeper traumas and truly blossom in our lives.
Everyone needs and deserves support to navigate life's challenges. The holistic therapies I share and have been mastering for the last thirty years address the mind, emotions, body and soul. They are particularly helpful for people with backgrounds that include trauma, addiction or abuse, present day emotional, physical or relationship challenges. Through this process of support we bring compassion to our selves and the situations we are facing, enhancing awareness and inviting choices that serve us better and help us feel more comfortable. As we feel safer we can readily heal deeper traumas and truly blossom in our lives.
(914) 341-2418 View (914) 341-2418
Photo of Terence O'Gara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Terence O'Gara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Terry is a licensed therapist with over 20 years experience effectively transforming the quality of people's lives. A native New Yorker, Terry offers treatment for individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. He is known for providing compassionate, straight-forward care with the highest degree of confidentiality. He is a persistent advocate for the people he works with.
Terry is a licensed therapist with over 20 years experience effectively transforming the quality of people's lives. A native New Yorker, Terry offers treatment for individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. He is known for providing compassionate, straight-forward care with the highest degree of confidentiality. He is a persistent advocate for the people he works with.
(914) 752-4747 View (914) 752-4747
Photo of Elissa Glickman, Marriage & Family Therapist in 10543, NY
Elissa Glickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I enjoy my work with couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds that are working to improve relationships with their partner, colleagues, family or friends. Many of my clients are couples that would like to increase their connection, better understand each other and feel understood and enhance their intimacy. Some are working to heal from infidelity or other issues that have come up for the couple. I strongly believe in premarital work to create a strong foundation for marriage, as well as, a sense of confidence to navigate sensitive issues in a respectful and appreciative manner.
I enjoy my work with couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds that are working to improve relationships with their partner, colleagues, family or friends. Many of my clients are couples that would like to increase their connection, better understand each other and feel understood and enhance their intimacy. Some are working to heal from infidelity or other issues that have come up for the couple. I strongly believe in premarital work to create a strong foundation for marriage, as well as, a sense of confidence to navigate sensitive issues in a respectful and appreciative manner.
(914) 517-2827 View (914) 517-2827
Photo of Sarah Franek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Sarah Franek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I work with adolescents (ages 14 and up), young adults, families and adults. I am experienced and trained in evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and abuse. I am experienced in assisting clients make life changes, and work through relationship challenges, and creative blocks. In addition to talk therapy, I weave mindfulness and breath work into my practice when appropriate. I also draw on my many years of experience as an artist primarily working in theater.
I work with adolescents (ages 14 and up), young adults, families and adults. I am experienced and trained in evidence-based practices to treat depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and abuse. I am experienced in assisting clients make life changes, and work through relationship challenges, and creative blocks. In addition to talk therapy, I weave mindfulness and breath work into my practice when appropriate. I also draw on my many years of experience as an artist primarily working in theater.
(914) 677-1496 View (914) 677-1496
Photo of Joanne Hwang, Psychologist in 10543, NY
Joanne Hwang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who values the importance of creating a warm, non-judgmental and meaningful therapeutic experience that is tailored in support of your unique needs. I aim to help you feel more in control of your life and goals by collaborating together to gain insight into your concerns, decrease stressful feelings, change maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior, and improve coping skills.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who values the importance of creating a warm, non-judgmental and meaningful therapeutic experience that is tailored in support of your unique needs. I aim to help you feel more in control of your life and goals by collaborating together to gain insight into your concerns, decrease stressful feelings, change maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior, and improve coping skills.
(646) 845-9352 View (646) 845-9352
Photo of Susan Berenzweig, Psychologist in 10543, NY
Susan Berenzweig
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I work with a flexible, eclectic approach utilizing the "whatever works" principle. Expressive, dynamic exploration is an important approach that underlies most therapeutic conversation. When possible, a short-term treatment will be used to reach goals. For stress, traumatic memory and anxiety, I often use EMDR, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness training, and body-centered techniques. Always, strength-based and positive psychology are at the forefront of my thinking along with awareness of the spiritual foundations of meaningful human life.
I work with a flexible, eclectic approach utilizing the "whatever works" principle. Expressive, dynamic exploration is an important approach that underlies most therapeutic conversation. When possible, a short-term treatment will be used to reach goals. For stress, traumatic memory and anxiety, I often use EMDR, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness training, and body-centered techniques. Always, strength-based and positive psychology are at the forefront of my thinking along with awareness of the spiritual foundations of meaningful human life.
(914) 295-0282 View (914) 295-0282
Photo of Rosalia Lee-Ferreira, Marriage & Family Therapist in 10543, NY
Rosalia Lee-Ferreira
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
Many of us have experienced feeling completely overwhelmed. Many of us have also struggled with managing different relationships in our lives. My clients have often found themselves feeling this way as they work to get through various life stages. Regardless of what challenge you’re experiencing, a therapeutic relationship can help you through the challenges that come up while maneuvering through different life cycles. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families that sought therapy for a variety of relational and emotional concerns. My goal in working with clients is to help enrich their lives and wellbeing.
Many of us have experienced feeling completely overwhelmed. Many of us have also struggled with managing different relationships in our lives. My clients have often found themselves feeling this way as they work to get through various life stages. Regardless of what challenge you’re experiencing, a therapeutic relationship can help you through the challenges that come up while maneuvering through different life cycles. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families that sought therapy for a variety of relational and emotional concerns. My goal in working with clients is to help enrich their lives and wellbeing.
(914) 315-2030 View (914) 315-2030
Photo of Debbie Marks Kahn, Art Therapist in 10543, NY
Debbie Marks Kahn
Art Therapist, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Whether you are struggling to find meaning in your life after dealing with the loss of a loved one, failing health, life changes or one of your parents, spouse or yourself has Alzheimer's or another dementing illness I am here to help you. Your first step is a phone call away. I will travel to your home. My clients are not necessarily "artists" and there is no need to be afraid of using art materials. Art therapy uses art materials to help you or your loved one in ways that words alone cannot. It is about the process, not the product!
Whether you are struggling to find meaning in your life after dealing with the loss of a loved one, failing health, life changes or one of your parents, spouse or yourself has Alzheimer's or another dementing illness I am here to help you. Your first step is a phone call away. I will travel to your home. My clients are not necessarily "artists" and there is no need to be afraid of using art materials. Art therapy uses art materials to help you or your loved one in ways that words alone cannot. It is about the process, not the product!
(914) 338-8942 View (914) 338-8942
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Justine Astacio Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
Justine Astacio, LMHC, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and CEO of Lotus Theory, a company committed to helping you achieve holistic health and overall balance.
Justine Astacio, LMHC, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and CEO of Lotus Theory, a company committed to helping you achieve holistic health and overall balance.
(646) 846-5103 View (646) 846-5103
Photo of Lisa Kamna, Art Therapist in 10543, NY
Lisa Kamna
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, NY, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Feeling stagnant or out of control can manifest itself into many symptoms of anxiety. Negative self talk, disordered eating/body image and poor communication can contribute to unhealthy relationships with our loved ones. Managing emotions and identifying the root of our behaviors is the first step to creating a more fulfilling and enjoyable version of ourselves, all while highlighting our strengths and positive attributes!
Feeling stagnant or out of control can manifest itself into many symptoms of anxiety. Negative self talk, disordered eating/body image and poor communication can contribute to unhealthy relationships with our loved ones. Managing emotions and identifying the root of our behaviors is the first step to creating a more fulfilling and enjoyable version of ourselves, all while highlighting our strengths and positive attributes!
(917) 692-8933 View (917) 692-8933
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Dr. Lindsay Werkheiser - Communication Relationships Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in both New York and Arizona, with over 15 years of experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals and assisted living facilities. I work with adults struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, problematic relationships (romantic, family, friendships), life transitions, behavioral issues, and work-life balance. I also have extensive experience working with the aging population and enjoy providing life review therapy, as well as support for loved ones caring for older adults.
I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in both New York and Arizona, with over 15 years of experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals and assisted living facilities. I work with adults struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, problematic relationships (romantic, family, friendships), life transitions, behavioral issues, and work-life balance. I also have extensive experience working with the aging population and enjoy providing life review therapy, as well as support for loved ones caring for older adults.
(914) 685-5848 View (914) 685-5848
Photo of Randye Zerman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Randye Zerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
If you are thinking about finding a therapist, you may be feeling stuck and alone, overwhelmed with life stressors and unable to move forward. For over 20 years, I have effectively helped individuals to feel happier and more fulfilled personally, socially and professionally.
If you are thinking about finding a therapist, you may be feeling stuck and alone, overwhelmed with life stressors and unable to move forward. For over 20 years, I have effectively helped individuals to feel happier and more fulfilled personally, socially and professionally.
(914) 618-5067 View (914) 618-5067
Photo of Douglas Peck, Counselor in 10543, NY
Douglas Peck
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
More beneficial than any technique offered during treatment is finding the right person to work with. You will find me to be insightful, genuine, completely with you while in session and focused on your care in-between sessions. I work to create a calm, safe, trusting environment so that true growth can occur. I focus not only on alleviating symptoms, but strive to find the core issue(s) causing the symptoms so that growth is lasting. I recognize each person and situation is unique and tailor therapy accordingly. I work with children as young as 10 years old, teens, adults and couples.
More beneficial than any technique offered during treatment is finding the right person to work with. You will find me to be insightful, genuine, completely with you while in session and focused on your care in-between sessions. I work to create a calm, safe, trusting environment so that true growth can occur. I focus not only on alleviating symptoms, but strive to find the core issue(s) causing the symptoms so that growth is lasting. I recognize each person and situation is unique and tailor therapy accordingly. I work with children as young as 10 years old, teens, adults and couples.
(914) 500-9892 View (914) 500-9892
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Nikou, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Dr. Jennifer Nikou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R, MPhil
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in my discipline. I have 24+ years of experience working collaboratively with my clients to reach their desired goal(s). I specialize in Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, in particular Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the use of Exposure Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training. I also treat Mood Disorders and garden variety issues prompted by daily life stressors. My personal style is grounded in theory, practicality, flexibility, and hardy humor. Review my website where I discuss my practice in detail as well as offer other related services.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in my discipline. I have 24+ years of experience working collaboratively with my clients to reach their desired goal(s). I specialize in Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, in particular Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the use of Exposure Response Prevention and Habit Reversal Training. I also treat Mood Disorders and garden variety issues prompted by daily life stressors. My personal style is grounded in theory, practicality, flexibility, and hardy humor. Review my website where I discuss my practice in detail as well as offer other related services.
(347) 491-4417 View (347) 491-4417
Photo of Marni L. LoIacono Merves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10543, NY
Marni L. LoIacono Merves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MA
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543  (Online Only)
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I incorporate a variety of treatment practices and techniques that best suit each individual client or family. My clients are everyday people dealing with everyday issues including anxiety; depression and other mood disorders; marital, relationship, divorce, & family management issues/conflict; parenting; ADHD and behavioral issues; learning disabilities and difficulties; academic or employment difficulties; adjusting to life before and after a birth, death or other loss; interpersonal relationships; anger management and impulse control; substance use; unhealthy relationships; sexual and reproductive health issues; hard to engage and resistant youth; and more.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I incorporate a variety of treatment practices and techniques that best suit each individual client or family. My clients are everyday people dealing with everyday issues including anxiety; depression and other mood disorders; marital, relationship, divorce, & family management issues/conflict; parenting; ADHD and behavioral issues; learning disabilities and difficulties; academic or employment difficulties; adjusting to life before and after a birth, death or other loss; interpersonal relationships; anger management and impulse control; substance use; unhealthy relationships; sexual and reproductive health issues; hard to engage and resistant youth; and more.
(914) 401-4423 View (914) 401-4423
Photo of Martie Wielgus-Negri, Art Therapist in 10543, NY
Martie Wielgus-Negri
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
In the current wave of profound change, as an humanistic art therapist, I invite you to explore the transformative potential within. Using art materials, photography and generative AI we'll navigate the threshold of your experiences, both seen and unseen. Embracing humanistic principles, our journey involves intuitive exploration, fostering connections with your authentic self. Through the canvas of your life, we'll unveil insights, celebrating raw, authentic expressions as a testament to your unique narrative. In this liminality, change becomes an opportunity for personal growth, a journey of self-discovery amidst uncertainty.
In the current wave of profound change, as an humanistic art therapist, I invite you to explore the transformative potential within. Using art materials, photography and generative AI we'll navigate the threshold of your experiences, both seen and unseen. Embracing humanistic principles, our journey involves intuitive exploration, fostering connections with your authentic self. Through the canvas of your life, we'll unveil insights, celebrating raw, authentic expressions as a testament to your unique narrative. In this liminality, change becomes an opportunity for personal growth, a journey of self-discovery amidst uncertainty.
(914) 477-2077 View (914) 477-2077

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10543

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 10543 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
68% Stress
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 10543 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10543?

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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.