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Counseling Meadville - Mercy House
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CADC, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
How can Mercy House help you in 2024? You might have trauma-our therapists are EMDR trained and can assist you in decreasing your inner pain. Maybe you have anxiety and depression, let us provide resources to help you achieve a more stable mood. Maybe stress is high-you could add clinical aroma therapy, healing touch, medical qigong, herbs that support mental health, or yoga therapy to your health regimen. Sleep and nutrition may exacerbate your mental health. Integrative Nutrition therapy for mental health can offer supportive benefits. Licensed Drug/alcohol intensive outpatient services are also offered on site.
How can Mercy House help you in 2024? You might have trauma-our therapists are EMDR trained and can assist you in decreasing your inner pain. Maybe you have anxiety and depression, let us provide resources to help you achieve a more stable mood. Maybe stress is high-you could add clinical aroma therapy, healing touch, medical qigong, herbs that support mental health, or yoga therapy to your health regimen. Sleep and nutrition may exacerbate your mental health. Integrative Nutrition therapy for mental health can offer supportive benefits. Licensed Drug/alcohol intensive outpatient services are also offered on site.
(814) 389-4084 View (814) 389-4084
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Leah Leslie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadville, PA 16335
Struggling with trauma or chronic stress? Fighting addiction? Feeling tired, overwhelmed? Do you want to change but unsure how? If you are looking for a better way to manage life, find or experience joy and contentment, then therapy can help you achieve these goals and make your ideal life a reality.
Struggling with trauma or chronic stress? Fighting addiction? Feeling tired, overwhelmed? Do you want to change but unsure how? If you are looking for a better way to manage life, find or experience joy and contentment, then therapy can help you achieve these goals and make your ideal life a reality.
(484) 263-5291 View (484) 263-5291
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Yannette M Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, BC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
I hold a MA from Wake Forest University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MS in Administration of Justice with special focus in Forensic Mental Health Treatment. I am a master level trained behavior specialist in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am an experienced therapist and hold licenses in Pennsylvania and Ohio. I specialize in behavioral therapy, body-focused repetitive behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, women’s issues. I am a PCIT (parent child interactive therapy) trained therapist. Psychotherapy and Behavioral services are provided to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and behavioral issues.
I hold a MA from Wake Forest University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MS in Administration of Justice with special focus in Forensic Mental Health Treatment. I am a master level trained behavior specialist in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am an experienced therapist and hold licenses in Pennsylvania and Ohio. I specialize in behavioral therapy, body-focused repetitive behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, women’s issues. I am a PCIT (parent child interactive therapy) trained therapist. Psychotherapy and Behavioral services are provided to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and behavioral issues.
(814) 350-7665 View (814) 350-7665
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Integrative Therapies Meadville LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Meadville, PA 16335
I have a great admiration and respect for my clients who've chosen to do the difficult task of examining themselves and taking risks to improve their lives. I work with adolescent and adult individuals and couples in a sincere and supportive capacity to address issues of grief, trauma, career difficulties, infertility and parenting, sexuality, life choices, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I invite your inquiries and can be reached by phone or email.
I have a great admiration and respect for my clients who've chosen to do the difficult task of examining themselves and taking risks to improve their lives. I work with adolescent and adult individuals and couples in a sincere and supportive capacity to address issues of grief, trauma, career difficulties, infertility and parenting, sexuality, life choices, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I invite your inquiries and can be reached by phone or email.
(814) 806-2209 View (814) 806-2209
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Dru Bleem Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
Now Accepting Highmark Insurance. Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I'm glad you're here and ready to begin the process of healing your mind. I have been in your shoes and know that it can feel like a frightening step to take. However, I hope that you find my laid back and empathetic nature to be calming and healing for your journey. I currently provide in person, virtual, and school based services. Please contact me by email to get started on your healing journey.
Now Accepting Highmark Insurance. Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I'm glad you're here and ready to begin the process of healing your mind. I have been in your shoes and know that it can feel like a frightening step to take. However, I hope that you find my laid back and empathetic nature to be calming and healing for your journey. I currently provide in person, virtual, and school based services. Please contact me by email to get started on your healing journey.
(814) 398-7513 View (814) 398-7513
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Meghan McCurdy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadville, PA 16335  (Online Only)
I love working with teens and adults that are highly motivated and willing to make changes in their lives. I specifically enjoy working with individuals struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. I excel in creating a supportive environment where these individuals feel understood and valued. I feel that I can connect with clients navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, addressing their challenges with empathy and evidence-based interventions. My strengths lie in tailoring therapeutic approaches to the specific needs of each individual, fostering growth and positive change.
I love working with teens and adults that are highly motivated and willing to make changes in their lives. I specifically enjoy working with individuals struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. I excel in creating a supportive environment where these individuals feel understood and valued. I feel that I can connect with clients navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, addressing their challenges with empathy and evidence-based interventions. My strengths lie in tailoring therapeutic approaches to the specific needs of each individual, fostering growth and positive change.
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Peter J Haddad
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
We have all seen portrayals of the stereotypical therapist dispassionately responding to a desperate plea by the client for guidance, opinion or feedback with the question: "How do YOU feel about that?" If you find this approach to therapy irritating, I'm right there with you. During my many years as a therapist, I have found that I usually do not know "the answer", but I almost always have a carefully considered and well explained point of view intended to help you generate thoughtful reflection about yourself, wise decision making, and a useful strategy for coping and/or problem solving.
We have all seen portrayals of the stereotypical therapist dispassionately responding to a desperate plea by the client for guidance, opinion or feedback with the question: "How do YOU feel about that?" If you find this approach to therapy irritating, I'm right there with you. During my many years as a therapist, I have found that I usually do not know "the answer", but I almost always have a carefully considered and well explained point of view intended to help you generate thoughtful reflection about yourself, wise decision making, and a useful strategy for coping and/or problem solving.
(814) 797-7080 View (814) 797-7080
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Joel Kightlinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
I love to work with motivated clients, no matter how difficult it may be because I realize change is tough. I offer a unique approach for those trying to change patterns of thinking, break cycles of dysfunction and release pent up feelings. I offer faith-based counseling for those requesting it. I work well with those dealing with anxiety, relational issues, and trauma. Many clients seek me out for help with meditation, self discovery, spiritual counseling, health and weight goals, reducing depression and just having a place where they can "figure themselves out."
I love to work with motivated clients, no matter how difficult it may be because I realize change is tough. I offer a unique approach for those trying to change patterns of thinking, break cycles of dysfunction and release pent up feelings. I offer faith-based counseling for those requesting it. I work well with those dealing with anxiety, relational issues, and trauma. Many clients seek me out for help with meditation, self discovery, spiritual counseling, health and weight goals, reducing depression and just having a place where they can "figure themselves out."
(814) 259-6929 View (814) 259-6929
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Ryan Brooks Leslie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to my site, my name is Ryan Brooks Leslie, licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. I'm glad you found me here. There are few situations in life which are comparable to being in therapy; A helping relationship based on mutual respect, honesty, humility, educated/objective guidance, and genuine connection, in order for you to better navigate this thing we call "life". Being able to say anything, without fear of judgment, reproach, or rejection can allow you to truly face the obstacles that separate you from happiness and freedom; to be the best and most fulfilled version of yourself.
Hello! Welcome to my site, my name is Ryan Brooks Leslie, licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. I'm glad you found me here. There are few situations in life which are comparable to being in therapy; A helping relationship based on mutual respect, honesty, humility, educated/objective guidance, and genuine connection, in order for you to better navigate this thing we call "life". Being able to say anything, without fear of judgment, reproach, or rejection can allow you to truly face the obstacles that separate you from happiness and freedom; to be the best and most fulfilled version of yourself.
(484) 559-7458 View (484) 559-7458
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Kayla Scheanon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
It’s important for individuals, couples, and families to feel supported when life brings turbulent times. A licensed counselor who has navigated their own rocky waters can bring new tools and help by being in the role of guide on your journey.
It’s important for individuals, couples, and families to feel supported when life brings turbulent times. A licensed counselor who has navigated their own rocky waters can bring new tools and help by being in the role of guide on your journey.
(814) 788-4531 View (814) 788-4531
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Heather S Duke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
Congratulations on taking the first step towards self-care. I have great respect for those looking to better their lives and I am here to hold space for people to grow and learn more about themselves. My approach is client-centered and strength-based, working primarily with adults in many areas of concerns. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, marital issues, grief, or just overwhelmed with life, I am here to help.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards self-care. I have great respect for those looking to better their lives and I am here to hold space for people to grow and learn more about themselves. My approach is client-centered and strength-based, working primarily with adults in many areas of concerns. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, marital issues, grief, or just overwhelmed with life, I am here to help.
(814) 247-0226 View (814) 247-0226
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Jennifer Yeager Lloyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadville, PA 16335  (Online Only)
Virtual Only: Tired of believing counseling has to be weird/awkward? (it doesn't.) Try talking to a skilled down to earth "real person." Whether you are experiencing conflict in your relationships, feeling confused about the direction your life is going or like no one cares, counseling with me could be the breath of fresh air you are looking for! Contrary to popular belief, counseling is not "giving advice" and isn't for "weak" people who need a "crutch." Counseling helps you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I provide a respectful, non-judgmental space for you and accept people from all walks of life :)
Virtual Only: Tired of believing counseling has to be weird/awkward? (it doesn't.) Try talking to a skilled down to earth "real person." Whether you are experiencing conflict in your relationships, feeling confused about the direction your life is going or like no one cares, counseling with me could be the breath of fresh air you are looking for! Contrary to popular belief, counseling is not "giving advice" and isn't for "weak" people who need a "crutch." Counseling helps you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I provide a respectful, non-judgmental space for you and accept people from all walks of life :)
(814) 759-4344 View (814) 759-4344
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Deborah J Gregg, M.A. Licensed Psychologist
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
I am interested in helping all individuals, regardless of age or ethnicity, that are going through difficut times, whether from trauma or transitions. I am not a judgemental person and welcome diversity. There is always a strenght noted for those that ask for help.
I am interested in helping all individuals, regardless of age or ethnicity, that are going through difficut times, whether from trauma or transitions. I am not a judgemental person and welcome diversity. There is always a strenght noted for those that ask for help.
(814) 702-0219 View (814) 702-0219
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Mindful Paths
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Is miscommunication a concern in your important relationships? Are you high achieving but feel like a fraud? Do you feel like something is missing even though it looks like you have it all together? We can help! Our goal is to help you on your journey toward optimal wellness through an individualized approach, recognizing that no two people are the same. We aim to fully understand your needs by listening to you, and work with you to determine the best treatment approach. Clients include children & adolescents (Katie only), adults, couples and families experiencing a wide range of concerns.
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Is miscommunication a concern in your important relationships? Are you high achieving but feel like a fraud? Do you feel like something is missing even though it looks like you have it all together? We can help! Our goal is to help you on your journey toward optimal wellness through an individualized approach, recognizing that no two people are the same. We aim to fully understand your needs by listening to you, and work with you to determine the best treatment approach. Clients include children & adolescents (Katie only), adults, couples and families experiencing a wide range of concerns.
(844) 920-2091 View (844) 920-2091
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Steven Wilcoxon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
We are all human beings going through the experience of life together, although in the current age, it seems as though there is a movement of separateness, judgment, and shame. Presently, this trend is causing an epidemic of underlying unhappiness. Ask yourself: Am I having problems with the following?: **Getting up and facing the day? **Dealing with "difficult" people in my life? **Being vulnerable and sharing your feelings? ** Navigating romance and intimacy? **Wondering "Who am I?" and " Why am I here?" **Shutting off negative thinking?** Letting go of the need to be right or what "should" be? **Living in the present moment?**
We are all human beings going through the experience of life together, although in the current age, it seems as though there is a movement of separateness, judgment, and shame. Presently, this trend is causing an epidemic of underlying unhappiness. Ask yourself: Am I having problems with the following?: **Getting up and facing the day? **Dealing with "difficult" people in my life? **Being vulnerable and sharing your feelings? ** Navigating romance and intimacy? **Wondering "Who am I?" and " Why am I here?" **Shutting off negative thinking?** Letting go of the need to be right or what "should" be? **Living in the present moment?**
(814) 619-0496 View (814) 619-0496
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Tiffany Alvarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
I use a person-centered approach to therapy and focus on the mind body connection. I also have an interest in how nutrition and daily movement affects mental health. I can implement art and creative strategies in my therapy as well for an eclectic approach to therapy sessions. I have extensive skills in the utilization of DBT and have many years of experience running DBT groups for both adolescents and adults. I have experience working with trauma and complex trauma, and I also utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
I use a person-centered approach to therapy and focus on the mind body connection. I also have an interest in how nutrition and daily movement affects mental health. I can implement art and creative strategies in my therapy as well for an eclectic approach to therapy sessions. I have extensive skills in the utilization of DBT and have many years of experience running DBT groups for both adolescents and adults. I have experience working with trauma and complex trauma, and I also utilize Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
(814) 885-4153 View (814) 885-4153
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Ashley Nitija McWilliams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
Trauma that is unresolved can have many lasting effects on our mind and body. Unresolved trauma can create a separation from our sense of self as well as feelings of disconnection from others. I often see client's that are struggling with the effects of trauma who are having symptoms of anxiety, depression, and panic. My approach is person-centered and tailored to each unique person I am working with. I also work at your pace and am skilled in meeting you "where you are at" in your healing journey. If you are seeking something more than traditional talk-therapy, you have found the right place to evolve in your journey.
Trauma that is unresolved can have many lasting effects on our mind and body. Unresolved trauma can create a separation from our sense of self as well as feelings of disconnection from others. I often see client's that are struggling with the effects of trauma who are having symptoms of anxiety, depression, and panic. My approach is person-centered and tailored to each unique person I am working with. I also work at your pace and am skilled in meeting you "where you are at" in your healing journey. If you are seeking something more than traditional talk-therapy, you have found the right place to evolve in your journey.
(814) 200-6938 View (814) 200-6938
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Kalle Armour
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of approaches to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The approaches include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe that we can change the way we feel & act by changing the way we think.
I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of approaches to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The approaches include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe that we can change the way we feel & act by changing the way we think.
(814) 621-4034 View (814) 621-4034
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Lindsay Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
My main passion is helping others. I use my own life experiences, education, and training to deliver eclectic treatments and interventions tailored to meet individual needs. I believe my clients are the experts on themselves and developing a therapeutic alliance with a skilled clinician is the key to self-discovery and healing.
My main passion is helping others. I use my own life experiences, education, and training to deliver eclectic treatments and interventions tailored to meet individual needs. I believe my clients are the experts on themselves and developing a therapeutic alliance with a skilled clinician is the key to self-discovery and healing.
(814) 985-0051 View (814) 985-0051
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Aurelia Jorden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Meadville, PA 16335
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of the cycle? Stuck in the same conversation with yourself or others wishing it was different? Still waiting for your mind & body to get on the same page? Is your body stuck in FEAR? When we carry negative beliefs about ourselves, many times in our healing process what we think and what we feel just don’t match. Somewhere along the line, events occurred that created a negative belief in your core that you have carried into other areas of life that don’t serve you and can even make life feel harder. We all know life has 'ups' and 'downs,' but when the scale tips more into the 'downs,' ease & relief can feel foreign.
Are you tired of the cycle? Stuck in the same conversation with yourself or others wishing it was different? Still waiting for your mind & body to get on the same page? Is your body stuck in FEAR? When we carry negative beliefs about ourselves, many times in our healing process what we think and what we feel just don’t match. Somewhere along the line, events occurred that created a negative belief in your core that you have carried into other areas of life that don’t serve you and can even make life feel harder. We all know life has 'ups' and 'downs,' but when the scale tips more into the 'downs,' ease & relief can feel foreign.
(814) 257-3962 View (814) 257-3962

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 16335

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 16335 who prioritize treating:

88% Trauma and PTSD
85% Anxiety
82% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
70% Codependency
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Highmark
90% Optum
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 16335 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 16335?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.