Photo of Rebecca Hogg, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Rebecca Hogg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSATP, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
(571) 200-6943 View (571) 200-6943
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Melody Concas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Melody (she/her). I am a licensed social worker in MD, DC, and VA. I have experience working with people across the lifespan and with issues related to parenting, trauma, identity confusion, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and life changes. My goal as a therapist is to provide an authentic and nonjudgmental space for ALL people. I believe that having a safe space to explore thoughts and emotions is essential for healing and resilience.
Hi, my name is Melody (she/her). I am a licensed social worker in MD, DC, and VA. I have experience working with people across the lifespan and with issues related to parenting, trauma, identity confusion, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and life changes. My goal as a therapist is to provide an authentic and nonjudgmental space for ALL people. I believe that having a safe space to explore thoughts and emotions is essential for healing and resilience.
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Laurel Musson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to wipe down the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to wipe down the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
(571) 378-5767 View (571) 378-5767
Photo of Donna Fortney, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Donna Fortney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Hello, My name is Donna Fortney and I am a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Therapist, Certified Solution Oriented Brief Therapist, Voice Dialogue Facilitator, and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner. I volunteer my mental health expertise with the American Red Cross and assist locally during disaster relief efforts. I have also volunteered as a mentor with Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) in the Fairfax County Jail system. My specialty is working with relationships including: GLBT couples and individuals, blended families, parents/adolescents, siblings, and organizationsHell0.
Hello, My name is Donna Fortney and I am a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Therapist, Certified Solution Oriented Brief Therapist, Voice Dialogue Facilitator, and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner. I volunteer my mental health expertise with the American Red Cross and assist locally during disaster relief efforts. I have also volunteered as a mentor with Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) in the Fairfax County Jail system. My specialty is working with relationships including: GLBT couples and individuals, blended families, parents/adolescents, siblings, and organizationsHell0.
(703) 348-9873 View (703) 348-9873
Photo of Caryll Jefferies, Psychologist in 20120, VA
Caryll Jefferies
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Jefferies is only accepting clients ages 5-22 with the the following issues: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Selective Mutism, Phobias, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (trichotillomania, skin-picking). I have completed specialized instruction in using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) in psychotherapy, including training at IOCDF's Behavior Training Institute
Dr. Jefferies is only accepting clients ages 5-22 with the the following issues: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Selective Mutism, Phobias, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (trichotillomania, skin-picking). I have completed specialized instruction in using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) in psychotherapy, including training at IOCDF's Behavior Training Institute
(703) 940-1058 View (703) 940-1058
Photo of Debra Tievsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Debra Tievsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker who has practiced in Virginia since 1987. I work with individuals, families, and couples to provide help coping with the stresses of everyday life as well as crisis situations. I have a lot of experience in treating anxiety and depression, using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Helping adult clients deal with past trauma is also one of my specialties. If you have any questions about my practice, please feel free to contact me.
I am a clinical social worker who has practiced in Virginia since 1987. I work with individuals, families, and couples to provide help coping with the stresses of everyday life as well as crisis situations. I have a lot of experience in treating anxiety and depression, using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Helping adult clients deal with past trauma is also one of my specialties. If you have any questions about my practice, please feel free to contact me.
(703) 831-6331 View (703) 831-6331
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Patricia Humphrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Greetings from Nucleus Counseling Services (NCS)!! Are you or a loved one experiencing feelings of loneliness, fatigue, low energy, lack of focus, anxiety or are you struggling with a traumatic experience? At Nucleus we believe that healing begins when our core issues are addressed. We are here, via teletherapy, to assist individuals with navigating social/emotional obstacles that may be interfering with day to day function and progress.
Greetings from Nucleus Counseling Services (NCS)!! Are you or a loved one experiencing feelings of loneliness, fatigue, low energy, lack of focus, anxiety or are you struggling with a traumatic experience? At Nucleus we believe that healing begins when our core issues are addressed. We are here, via teletherapy, to assist individuals with navigating social/emotional obstacles that may be interfering with day to day function and progress.
(571) 497-4697 View (571) 497-4697
Photo of Diana O'Brien, LCSW, MEd, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Diana O'Brien, LCSW, MEd, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Not accepting new clients
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
(703) 468-0090 View (703) 468-0090
Photo of Ann Boyer Holmes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Ann Boyer Holmes, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Would you like to become the best version of yourself? That journey begins with figuring out what you want, choosing what you believe and taking responsibility for the changes you want to make. This is a step by step process best achieved in an environment of unconditional positive regard, validation and genuineness. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy along with mindfulness, assertiveness training and relaxation techniques. I am out of network for all insurance but happy to help you navigate that process. Ask me if you qualify for a reduced fee.
Would you like to become the best version of yourself? That journey begins with figuring out what you want, choosing what you believe and taking responsibility for the changes you want to make. This is a step by step process best achieved in an environment of unconditional positive regard, validation and genuineness. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy along with mindfulness, assertiveness training and relaxation techniques. I am out of network for all insurance but happy to help you navigate that process. Ask me if you qualify for a reduced fee.
(703) 884-2177 View (703) 884-2177
Photo of Marion Burke, Pre-Licensed Professional in 20120, VA
Marion Burke
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, LPC-r, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Painful past experiences and current life stressors can tremendously impact our mental health, challenge our relationships with others, and affect our sense of self. We often have to find strategies to adapt and survive difficult circumstances of disconnection, criticism, invalidation, and trauma. Without realizing it, we may develop beliefs about ourselves that are limiting and self-defeating, and we continue to operate from old patterns long after they have stopped serving us. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, and nonjudgmental space for you to share, learn, grow, and heal.
Painful past experiences and current life stressors can tremendously impact our mental health, challenge our relationships with others, and affect our sense of self. We often have to find strategies to adapt and survive difficult circumstances of disconnection, criticism, invalidation, and trauma. Without realizing it, we may develop beliefs about ourselves that are limiting and self-defeating, and we continue to operate from old patterns long after they have stopped serving us. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, empathic, and nonjudgmental space for you to share, learn, grow, and heal.
(571) 496-8394 View (571) 496-8394
Photo of Melissa Futreal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Melissa Futreal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I began helping others in 1990 as a Peer Counselor (Drug Exemption NCO) while on active duty in the Marine Corps. After earning degrees in Psychology and Social Work at UNCW/ECU, I obtained licensure to practice independently with the Virginia Board of Health Professionals in 2004. I am originally from the Hampton Roads area but have worked internationally with people from many different backgrounds. I have continued to support the military, as well as the community at large, for over 3 decades with evidence-based treatments for trauma (PTSD).
I began helping others in 1990 as a Peer Counselor (Drug Exemption NCO) while on active duty in the Marine Corps. After earning degrees in Psychology and Social Work at UNCW/ECU, I obtained licensure to practice independently with the Virginia Board of Health Professionals in 2004. I am originally from the Hampton Roads area but have worked internationally with people from many different backgrounds. I have continued to support the military, as well as the community at large, for over 3 decades with evidence-based treatments for trauma (PTSD).
(571) 322-8908 View (571) 322-8908
Photo of Melissa Douglas, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Melissa Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Everyone needs a place for space. A space to be heard. A space to share whatever you want. A space to process feelings, try out new perspectives, laugh, cry, grieve, be angry, talk about betrayal, to fight inner demons, to be brave, to be nervous, to simply BE whoever you are. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience providing space for people to process whatever they are dealing with. People come to me with a wide range of different issues. I am an eclectic therapist but tend to focus on using cognitive behavioral therapy. I love to meet new people, and I would love to work with you.
Everyone needs a place for space. A space to be heard. A space to share whatever you want. A space to process feelings, try out new perspectives, laugh, cry, grieve, be angry, talk about betrayal, to fight inner demons, to be brave, to be nervous, to simply BE whoever you are. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years of experience providing space for people to process whatever they are dealing with. People come to me with a wide range of different issues. I am an eclectic therapist but tend to focus on using cognitive behavioral therapy. I love to meet new people, and I would love to work with you.
(571) 554-2394 View (571) 554-2394
Photo of Karen To, Psychologist in 20120, VA
Karen To
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
We all face problems in life which can at times seem overwhelming. Do you find yourself feeling sad or anxious, stressed or discouraged? Are you looking for greater happiness and fulfillment in your relationships or career? Perhaps you've tried everything you can think of but nothing seems to work. I would like to help. I believe that entering a respectful, compassionate therapeutic relationship can promote real change and lead to greater satisfaction and enjoyment in life.
We all face problems in life which can at times seem overwhelming. Do you find yourself feeling sad or anxious, stressed or discouraged? Are you looking for greater happiness and fulfillment in your relationships or career? Perhaps you've tried everything you can think of but nothing seems to work. I would like to help. I believe that entering a respectful, compassionate therapeutic relationship can promote real change and lead to greater satisfaction and enjoyment in life.
(703) 349-2999 View (703) 349-2999
Photo of Shayla Ortell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Shayla Ortell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I have over 20 years of experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. I provide individual and couples counseling for adults.
I have over 20 years of experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. I provide individual and couples counseling for adults.
(540) 318-1288 View (540) 318-1288
Photo of Emily Horten, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Emily Horten
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Not accepting new clients
I have been working in the therapeutic field for over 17 years providing an array of inpatient, home-based and outpatient services. I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults struggling with dysfunctional behavioral issues, substance abuse, depression and emotional regulation, as well as mental health and trauma-related issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am adept at customizing and integrating various therapeutic techniques and tools for my clients to aid them in being successful during their life journey. I am passionate about helping others reach their goals of living their best life possible.
I have been working in the therapeutic field for over 17 years providing an array of inpatient, home-based and outpatient services. I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults struggling with dysfunctional behavioral issues, substance abuse, depression and emotional regulation, as well as mental health and trauma-related issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am adept at customizing and integrating various therapeutic techniques and tools for my clients to aid them in being successful during their life journey. I am passionate about helping others reach their goals of living their best life possible.
(703) 721-4914 View (703) 721-4914
Photo of Shonna Pope, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Shonna Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired and overwhelmed with a situation in your life? Do you wake up in the mornings wondering how you got to this place? Sometimes we get stuck in life and can't find our way out or don't know how to create change. Whether you're struggling with a relationship issue, a divorce, remarriage with step children, a loss, a work issue or simply wanting to learn more about yourself, I will join you on your journey to feeling more content and happier in your life.
Are you tired and overwhelmed with a situation in your life? Do you wake up in the mornings wondering how you got to this place? Sometimes we get stuck in life and can't find our way out or don't know how to create change. Whether you're struggling with a relationship issue, a divorce, remarriage with step children, a loss, a work issue or simply wanting to learn more about yourself, I will join you on your journey to feeling more content and happier in your life.
(703) 468-8359 View (703) 468-8359
Photo of Dawna Farrar Thompson, Psychologist in 20120, VA
Dawna Farrar Thompson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I have extensive training and experience in the psycho-educational assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. My prior experience with the school system and as Director of GMU's Cognitive Assessment Program has provided me with unique insight into numerous educational programs, including the special education system and the Advanced Academics Program (AAP). My goal throughout the assessment and diagnostic process is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of or your child's pattern of learning strengths and needs. I specialize in the assessment of learning disorders (LD), ADHD, and other developmental concerns.
I have extensive training and experience in the psycho-educational assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. My prior experience with the school system and as Director of GMU's Cognitive Assessment Program has provided me with unique insight into numerous educational programs, including the special education system and the Advanced Academics Program (AAP). My goal throughout the assessment and diagnostic process is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of or your child's pattern of learning strengths and needs. I specialize in the assessment of learning disorders (LD), ADHD, and other developmental concerns.
(571) 290-2176 View (571) 290-2176
Photo of Andrea Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Andrea Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I view therapy as a collaborative process that enables clients to gain perspective on their emotions, beliefs, relationships and behaviors. My approach is empathic, authentic and warm. I work from a strengths based perspective and assist clients in facing life challenges in realistic ways through a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential, safe environment for exploration and change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I view therapy as a collaborative process that enables clients to gain perspective on their emotions, beliefs, relationships and behaviors. My approach is empathic, authentic and warm. I work from a strengths based perspective and assist clients in facing life challenges in realistic ways through a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential, safe environment for exploration and change.
(703) 634-4782 View (703) 634-4782
Photo of Douglas R McCracken, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20120, VA
Douglas R McCracken
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATS
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
(571) 317-2418 View (571) 317-2418
Photo of Craig James, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 20120, VA
Craig James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
It's not often people get to say how much they enjoy their work, but I do. As the co-founder of Insight Into Action Therapy, I get to meet fascinating people and assist them as they navigate through tough times. I do so through individual and family therapy. In addition, I facilitate several groups, primarily our Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program which is designed to help individuals with co-occuring substance abuse and mental health problems. Besides therapy, I provide community educations and lectures on various topics impacting individuals and the society as a whole.
It's not often people get to say how much they enjoy their work, but I do. As the co-founder of Insight Into Action Therapy, I get to meet fascinating people and assist them as they navigate through tough times. I do so through individual and family therapy. In addition, I facilitate several groups, primarily our Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program which is designed to help individuals with co-occuring substance abuse and mental health problems. Besides therapy, I provide community educations and lectures on various topics impacting individuals and the society as a whole.
(703) 646-7664 x1 View (703) 646-7664 x1

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20120

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20120 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Anthem | Elevance
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% CareFirst

How Therapists in 20120 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20120?

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.