Therapists in 20038

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Vera C Sky, LiCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
Welcome to my practice!. What ever your needs, I approach our work with zest and empathy which comes from broad experience working in psychiatric and health settings. Whether with problems of elderly, families,couples or people facing job loss, academic problems, illness, bereavement, trauma or the loneliness of anxiety and depression, psychotherapy can bring relief and find inner strengths and possibilities. I focus especially on communication skills, and deprograming early dysfunctional messages which interfere with forming relationships in all aspects of life. Together we will meet your immediate needs and begin a longer journey towards fulfilling your deepest aspirations.
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Debra L. Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038
Not accepting new clients
DR. DAVIS IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME. I provide individual therapy to adults. I work holistically, consider the whole person and believe in the connections between mind, body and spirit; thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the past and the present. I work actively with clients to identify and gain a better understanding of the influence of past experiences, inner conflicts and struggles and self-defeating thought and behavior patterns on current difficulties. We will develop strategies to remove barriers, build on strengths and capabilities, and develop effective coping strategies.
DR. DAVIS IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME. I provide individual therapy to adults. I work holistically, consider the whole person and believe in the connections between mind, body and spirit; thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the past and the present. I work actively with clients to identify and gain a better understanding of the influence of past experiences, inner conflicts and struggles and self-defeating thought and behavior patterns on current difficulties. We will develop strategies to remove barriers, build on strengths and capabilities, and develop effective coping strategies.
(301) 852-5470 View (301) 852-5470
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Kimberly Ottinger
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
Your heart has been broken - you just went through a painful breakup. You feel like life as you know it is over and you can't imagine ever feeling good again or getting back into the dating world. I will coach you into making this breakup the best experience of your life. I offer one on one coaching via virtual video chat and at times that are convenient to your busy schedule - evenings, weekends, mornings, whatever works for you.
(202) 918-3495 View (202) 918-3495
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Gerald P. Perman, M.D.
MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
My psychiatric practice is 100% virtual on Zoom with medical licenses in California, DC, MD, and VA. I have been in the private practice of psychodynamic psychiatry for over three decades. I provide a safe, warm and trusting environment in which you can discuss your deepest concerns and you can feel that you are being listened to and truly heard. I prescribe medication when indicated as an adjunt to your psychotherapy. I only prescribed medication to patients who are also meeting with me in psychotherapy. I am out-of-network with all insurance companies, and I am opted-out of Medicare and Medicaid.
My psychiatric practice is 100% virtual on Zoom with medical licenses in California, DC, MD, and VA. I have been in the private practice of psychodynamic psychiatry for over three decades. I provide a safe, warm and trusting environment in which you can discuss your deepest concerns and you can feel that you are being listened to and truly heard. I prescribe medication when indicated as an adjunt to your psychotherapy. I only prescribed medication to patients who are also meeting with me in psychotherapy. I am out-of-network with all insurance companies, and I am opted-out of Medicare and Medicaid.
(323) 553-4442 View (323) 553-4442
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Charrise Hipol, Psy.D., PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
There are circumstances in life that can lead people to feel anxious, depressed, stuck, or otherwise emotionally troubled. You may find yourself in patterns of unhealthy behaviors, thoughts or relationships that you can't seem to change.
There are circumstances in life that can lead people to feel anxious, depressed, stuck, or otherwise emotionally troubled. You may find yourself in patterns of unhealthy behaviors, thoughts or relationships that you can't seem to change.
(720) 907-1063 View (720) 907-1063
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Harmon Biddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
As a Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist, my expertise is working with adults experiencing depression and anxiety stemming from feelings of anger and sadness often related to loss. Issues of self esteem can result in one feeling left out and isolated from others. Hard work in Individual Psychotherapy or Psychoanalysis can bring an acute awareness of how unconscious life is causing one to repeat painful dynamics. What a relief it is to get to know everything about the most important person in the world, yourself, and create balance and contentment.
As a Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist, my expertise is working with adults experiencing depression and anxiety stemming from feelings of anger and sadness often related to loss. Issues of self esteem can result in one feeling left out and isolated from others. Hard work in Individual Psychotherapy or Psychoanalysis can bring an acute awareness of how unconscious life is causing one to repeat painful dynamics. What a relief it is to get to know everything about the most important person in the world, yourself, and create balance and contentment.
(202) 296-8121 View (202) 296-8121
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Drew E Permut
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist trained in intensive psychotherapy and counseling, I focus primarily on you as a person, not on your disorder or illness. Even if the reason you seek treatment is depression, anxiety, relationship issues or addictive behaviors, that is not who you are- it is only the form that your problems take. In our therapy work together we will need to understand who you are fundamentally - your unique strengths, issues, and needs. Our shared understanding of your complexities will then tell us precisely what approach to take to healing your problems.
As a clinical psychologist trained in intensive psychotherapy and counseling, I focus primarily on you as a person, not on your disorder or illness. Even if the reason you seek treatment is depression, anxiety, relationship issues or addictive behaviors, that is not who you are- it is only the form that your problems take. In our therapy work together we will need to understand who you are fundamentally - your unique strengths, issues, and needs. Our shared understanding of your complexities will then tell us precisely what approach to take to healing your problems.
(202) 803-7103 View (202) 803-7103
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Megan Munzert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
Healing and change are possible for all of us. I am reminded daily of people's innate ability to mend and grow if they are provided with the right tools in a supportive and compassionate environment. Past traumatic events can leave scars and behavior patterns that can get in the way of people leading the life that they choose. I create a safe space where we can work together to allow scars to heal and transformative change to take place. My clients experience healing from sexual trauma, adverse life events, relationship issues, and dissociative symptoms. They find freedom from feeling "stuck".
Healing and change are possible for all of us. I am reminded daily of people's innate ability to mend and grow if they are provided with the right tools in a supportive and compassionate environment. Past traumatic events can leave scars and behavior patterns that can get in the way of people leading the life that they choose. I create a safe space where we can work together to allow scars to heal and transformative change to take place. My clients experience healing from sexual trauma, adverse life events, relationship issues, and dissociative symptoms. They find freedom from feeling "stuck".
(202) 759-2690 View (202) 759-2690
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Catherine E. Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Identifying how one's environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences influence each other and understanding the role that they play in our lives, is key to making changes and adopting a healthy perspective. I provide tailored and objective support to help navigate through life events that have created conflict or caused unrest. My education and professional experience (domestic and international) offer expertise to work with adult individuals who are dealing with personal obstacles.
Identifying how one's environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences influence each other and understanding the role that they play in our lives, is key to making changes and adopting a healthy perspective. I provide tailored and objective support to help navigate through life events that have created conflict or caused unrest. My education and professional experience (domestic and international) offer expertise to work with adult individuals who are dealing with personal obstacles.
(571) 765-2086 View (571) 765-2086
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Fernando De Greef
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Inspired by the passion of the clinical field, I became Professional Counselor to help people improving their quality of living. It means that it does no matter what the initial phase of the persons existing living arrangements, the quality of life can be improved through professional counseling. My diverse and intense professional working experience added to the qualified academic, and certified credentials gained; makes me a valuable, suitable and responsible therapist with a strong understanding of human behavior in extreme situations that provides private and confidential therapy, safe environment of treatment, and ethical standards of practice for all clients.
Inspired by the passion of the clinical field, I became Professional Counselor to help people improving their quality of living. It means that it does no matter what the initial phase of the persons existing living arrangements, the quality of life can be improved through professional counseling. My diverse and intense professional working experience added to the qualified academic, and certified credentials gained; makes me a valuable, suitable and responsible therapist with a strong understanding of human behavior in extreme situations that provides private and confidential therapy, safe environment of treatment, and ethical standards of practice for all clients.
(703) 297-8608 View (703) 297-8608
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Schwanna Qualls
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
I think therapy is like a puzzle, you put the pieces together to create a full picture. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and how you can feel whole again. By understanding what's working and what's not working, we will be entering a deeper exploration of the self. The ultimate goal of therapy with me is to develop greater self knowledge, self acceptance and be able to change the things that need changing. Bring your patience, this is hard work and it takes time. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
I think therapy is like a puzzle, you put the pieces together to create a full picture. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and how you can feel whole again. By understanding what's working and what's not working, we will be entering a deeper exploration of the self. The ultimate goal of therapy with me is to develop greater self knowledge, self acceptance and be able to change the things that need changing. Bring your patience, this is hard work and it takes time. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
(202) 759-2116 View (202) 759-2116
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Jamie Keaton Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
New daytime virtual spots opening in Feb. 2024. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, looking to process past trauma, or just feel disconnected from their path. Together we can explore new ways of coping and understanding so that we can further your advancement towards a more authentic and fulfilling life with more confidence and less stress. I maintain a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere so we can create positive change at your own pace.
New daytime virtual spots opening in Feb. 2024. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of depression, looking to process past trauma, or just feel disconnected from their path. Together we can explore new ways of coping and understanding so that we can further your advancement towards a more authentic and fulfilling life with more confidence and less stress. I maintain a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere so we can create positive change at your own pace.
(202) 978-5590 View (202) 978-5590
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Keith A Erickson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
I strive to bring a sense of acceptance, compassion, insight,sometimes humor as well as challenge to the therapeutic relationship. I see the aim of therapy to explore and address those issues that block you from reaching your goals and experiencing a more satisfying and productive life. Whether you are facing challenges in your career, relationships, or in your emotional well-being, we can address specific situations that you are facing today, as well as long-standing patterns or history of painful experiences. I offer a free phone consultation to help you find the right therapist.
I strive to bring a sense of acceptance, compassion, insight,sometimes humor as well as challenge to the therapeutic relationship. I see the aim of therapy to explore and address those issues that block you from reaching your goals and experiencing a more satisfying and productive life. Whether you are facing challenges in your career, relationships, or in your emotional well-being, we can address specific situations that you are facing today, as well as long-standing patterns or history of painful experiences. I offer a free phone consultation to help you find the right therapist.
(202) 684-8412 View (202) 684-8412
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Megan Shaine
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Whether you're facing a difficult transition, struggling with loss, or simply feeling stuck in your life, I will work with you from a collaborative, non-judgmental place. Many clients benefit from exploring the roots of their emotional and behavioral difficulties, while others prefer a more focused, goal-oriented approach; my aim is to find the balance that is right for you. Together, I hope we can move toward alternative solutions and possibilities in your life.
Whether you're facing a difficult transition, struggling with loss, or simply feeling stuck in your life, I will work with you from a collaborative, non-judgmental place. Many clients benefit from exploring the roots of their emotional and behavioral difficulties, while others prefer a more focused, goal-oriented approach; my aim is to find the balance that is right for you. Together, I hope we can move toward alternative solutions and possibilities in your life.
(202) 759-6617 View (202) 759-6617
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Lorelei Prevost
Psychologist, PhD, MA, EdM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038
Welcome, and thank you for reading my profile! I enjoy working with people of all ages, from school-aged children to elders. I provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and play therapy. I am particularly interested in trauma, having worked with survivors of torture and political persecution, combat veterans, and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. My private practice is in Washington D.C., steps away from the Dupont Circle metro.
Welcome, and thank you for reading my profile! I enjoy working with people of all ages, from school-aged children to elders. I provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and play therapy. I am particularly interested in trauma, having worked with survivors of torture and political persecution, combat veterans, and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. My private practice is in Washington D.C., steps away from the Dupont Circle metro.
(202) 875-6756 View (202) 875-6756
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Karen Apsel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I help clients gain insight into what is getting in their way and to develop healthier coping strategies. I also work extensively with those struggling with addictions, including alcoholism and sexual addictions and compulsive internet pornography use. I have successfully helped break the interference of addictions and compulsions to lead healthier, more productive lives. In addition, I often work with spouses/partners who are struggling with the impact (and trauma) of these addictions on themselves and their relationships.
I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I help clients gain insight into what is getting in their way and to develop healthier coping strategies. I also work extensively with those struggling with addictions, including alcoholism and sexual addictions and compulsive internet pornography use. I have successfully helped break the interference of addictions and compulsions to lead healthier, more productive lives. In addition, I often work with spouses/partners who are struggling with the impact (and trauma) of these addictions on themselves and their relationships.
(202) 969-2276 View (202) 969-2276
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John Weibel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20038
Not accepting new clients
[I am not taking new clients] There are times in life when we feel "stuck" and unable to move forward to live the life that we desire and deserve. While it takes strength and courage to reach out for help, the rewards of therapy are life-changing. I assist clients in identifying what may be holding them back. I empower clients to gain insight into underlying issues, heal deep wounds, and master the tools to create the life they desire and deserve. I am passionate about the therapeutic work I do and enjoy forming strong alliances with my clients, partnering with them throughout their personal journey of growth and discovery.
[I am not taking new clients] There are times in life when we feel "stuck" and unable to move forward to live the life that we desire and deserve. While it takes strength and courage to reach out for help, the rewards of therapy are life-changing. I assist clients in identifying what may be holding them back. I empower clients to gain insight into underlying issues, heal deep wounds, and master the tools to create the life they desire and deserve. I am passionate about the therapeutic work I do and enjoy forming strong alliances with my clients, partnering with them throughout their personal journey of growth and discovery.
(202) 873-9801 View (202) 873-9801
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Taylor Lerner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038
Welcome to my practice! Therapy can be a powerful tool in relieving distress, learning about oneself, and living a more fulfilled life. I believe that at the heart of successful therapy is a collaborative, open, and warm relationship. Through curiosity and acceptance, I help my clients gain more appreciation for their emotions and assist them in recognizing their strengths and identifying opportunities for growth. Additionally, I strive to help my clients obtain tools necessary to overcome roadblocks, which often keep them from reaching their full potential. I welcome the opportunity to work with clientele from diverse backgrounds and life stages.
Welcome to my practice! Therapy can be a powerful tool in relieving distress, learning about oneself, and living a more fulfilled life. I believe that at the heart of successful therapy is a collaborative, open, and warm relationship. Through curiosity and acceptance, I help my clients gain more appreciation for their emotions and assist them in recognizing their strengths and identifying opportunities for growth. Additionally, I strive to help my clients obtain tools necessary to overcome roadblocks, which often keep them from reaching their full potential. I welcome the opportunity to work with clientele from diverse backgrounds and life stages.
(202) 803-8433 View (202) 803-8433
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Dr. Laurie Emmer-Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, CEAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Social Worker (LCSW) currently licensed to practice in practicing Washington D.C., North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. I provide a variety of clinical services that will meet your needs. I am dedicated to helping you work through any conflicts and challenges you may be experiencing in your personal and professional life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Social Worker (LCSW) currently licensed to practice in practicing Washington D.C., North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. I provide a variety of clinical services that will meet your needs. I am dedicated to helping you work through any conflicts and challenges you may be experiencing in your personal and professional life.
(202) 559-1013 View (202) 559-1013
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Aubrey G. Bruce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20038  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for ADHD assessment only. Many adults have trouble focusing, staying organized, racing and scattered thoughts, and following through on meaningful goals. My assessment approach is comprehensive and affirming psychological evaluations to help adults understand their unique experiences and help sorting out how to best work with and work through these challenges.
I am currently accepting new clients for ADHD assessment only. Many adults have trouble focusing, staying organized, racing and scattered thoughts, and following through on meaningful goals. My assessment approach is comprehensive and affirming psychological evaluations to help adults understand their unique experiences and help sorting out how to best work with and work through these challenges.
(206) 752-5705 View (206) 752-5705

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Number of Therapists in 20038

40+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 20038 who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Grief
76% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% CareFirst
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20038 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20038?

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.