Photo of Jason P Benton, LPC, CPCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jason P Benton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Is your son unhappy or troubled? Experiencing difficulty at school, at home, or somewhere else? Problems with peers? Parents, especially those of older children, sometimes feel powerless and frustrated regarding these situations. I would be honored to help your son and your family.
Is your son unhappy or troubled? Experiencing difficulty at school, at home, or somewhere else? Problems with peers? Parents, especially those of older children, sometimes feel powerless and frustrated regarding these situations. I would be honored to help your son and your family.
(762) 224-5913 View (762) 224-5913
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Julia Van Horn-Jones
Counselor, MEd, LAPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
For some people, it feels like there’s a TV in their head, and someone is rapidly flipping the channels. For others, it feels like there are phone notifications going ping! In their heads all day long. These are just a few of the ways clients of mine have described what it feels like to live with ADHD, and while everyone describes how it feels just a little bit differently, most of them struggle with the same feelings of inadequacy, failure, shame, and low self-esteem. My name is Julia Van Horn-Jones, and I want to hear about what life with ADHD has been like for you.
For some people, it feels like there’s a TV in their head, and someone is rapidly flipping the channels. For others, it feels like there are phone notifications going ping! In their heads all day long. These are just a few of the ways clients of mine have described what it feels like to live with ADHD, and while everyone describes how it feels just a little bit differently, most of them struggle with the same feelings of inadequacy, failure, shame, and low self-esteem. My name is Julia Van Horn-Jones, and I want to hear about what life with ADHD has been like for you.
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Jennifer Louise Goff
LMSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Have you ever felt all alone and like no one understands your struggle? Whether that struggle is anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, overwhelming emotions, feeling less than or not enough, or hurt by trauma. Do you feel like you’re not yourself and you want the old you back or to find a new you? Do you long to be whole and know how to handle life’s problems easier and have peace of mind?
Have you ever felt all alone and like no one understands your struggle? Whether that struggle is anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, overwhelming emotions, feeling less than or not enough, or hurt by trauma. Do you feel like you’re not yourself and you want the old you back or to find a new you? Do you long to be whole and know how to handle life’s problems easier and have peace of mind?
(706) 719-4753 View (706) 719-4753
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Ellie Mental Health Athens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Ellie Mental Health in Athens, Georgia isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health in Athens, Georgia isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(706) 981-9489 View (706) 981-9489
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Marlynn Bohannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Now taking new clients. Relationships are vital to our wellbeing. As social creatures, human beings need connection to thrive. This is what makes relational work so important to me. Whether repairing a connection that is broken or improving communication to prevent issues, a trained Couples counselor can help to provide the tools for success. A little about me-I have over 20 years experience in the medical field in which I gained experience in dealing with life transitions, grief, loss and other life changes good and bad. I bring this perspective into my approach. I offer a space that is judgment free and supportive.
Now taking new clients. Relationships are vital to our wellbeing. As social creatures, human beings need connection to thrive. This is what makes relational work so important to me. Whether repairing a connection that is broken or improving communication to prevent issues, a trained Couples counselor can help to provide the tools for success. A little about me-I have over 20 years experience in the medical field in which I gained experience in dealing with life transitions, grief, loss and other life changes good and bad. I bring this perspective into my approach. I offer a space that is judgment free and supportive.
(706) 425-8900 x736 View (706) 425-8900 x736
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Dr. Kelsi Nummerdor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
At this time I provide individual therapy to adults (18+ years old) in the state of Georgia via telehealth. I am also proving ADHD evaluations for adults up until June 21st; after that time, I will only be providing therapy. I often work with young adults who are navigating mental health diagnoses, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, trauma, sexuality and gender identity, career decisions, college, and/or identity development. For each person I work with I seek to provide a safe and affirming environment.
At this time I provide individual therapy to adults (18+ years old) in the state of Georgia via telehealth. I am also proving ADHD evaluations for adults up until June 21st; after that time, I will only be providing therapy. I often work with young adults who are navigating mental health diagnoses, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, trauma, sexuality and gender identity, career decisions, college, and/or identity development. For each person I work with I seek to provide a safe and affirming environment.
(706) 850-7041 View (706) 850-7041
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Charlie Shockley Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Provider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
I am a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Kind Recovery, and one of the first certified psychedelic counselors in Georgia. I've been providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy since 2019. I work with clients who have experienced mental injury or trauma and find themselves stuck in rigid thought or behavior patterns. These patterns might look like perfectionism, people-pleasing, substance misuse (addiction), anxiety, depression, avoidance, and more. I want you to know that it is possible to radically shift these behaviors with the right approach. I'll be with you as you learn to access the wisdom of your higher self.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, founder of Kind Recovery, and one of the first certified psychedelic counselors in Georgia. I've been providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy since 2019. I work with clients who have experienced mental injury or trauma and find themselves stuck in rigid thought or behavior patterns. These patterns might look like perfectionism, people-pleasing, substance misuse (addiction), anxiety, depression, avoidance, and more. I want you to know that it is possible to radically shift these behaviors with the right approach. I'll be with you as you learn to access the wisdom of your higher self.
(762) 227-2865 View (762) 227-2865
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Erica A. Dell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Are you experiencing stress or anxiety in your everyday life? Are you going through a major life change or transition, difficult season or experiencing struggle in your relationships? Do you at times question if your life has purpose and meaning, or you do you feel as if you are just “surviving” day to day? If you resonate with any feelings associated with questions like these you are not alone. I believe it is important to consider all aspects of a client’s life including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Are you experiencing stress or anxiety in your everyday life? Are you going through a major life change or transition, difficult season or experiencing struggle in your relationships? Do you at times question if your life has purpose and meaning, or you do you feel as if you are just “surviving” day to day? If you resonate with any feelings associated with questions like these you are not alone. I believe it is important to consider all aspects of a client’s life including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
(762) 213-2834 View (762) 213-2834
Photo of Abigail Holbrook, MSW, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Abigail Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Are you struggling to create a sense of calm in your life? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by a transition or painful life experience: family/relationship concerns, divorce, work change, going to college, identity questions, worry, sadness, grief, a trauma, or illness? Whatever you're facing, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, yet there is wonderful potential for meaningful growth during and after the most challenging times.The support of a compassionate, accepting, and authentic therapist can be helpful as you travel this journey towards understanding and healing.
Are you struggling to create a sense of calm in your life? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by a transition or painful life experience: family/relationship concerns, divorce, work change, going to college, identity questions, worry, sadness, grief, a trauma, or illness? Whatever you're facing, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, yet there is wonderful potential for meaningful growth during and after the most challenging times.The support of a compassionate, accepting, and authentic therapist can be helpful as you travel this journey towards understanding and healing.
(706) 405-3906 View (706) 405-3906
Photo of Lindsey York, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lindsey York
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
As you navigate the complex challenges of life, you may come to a place where you feel stuck or wonder how to proceed through a difficult time. Perhaps you are grieving a loss or burdened by the lingering effects of a traumatic experience. You might be feeling confused, exhausted, alone, unbalanced, or disconnected. Maybe you are looking for support, connection, and guidance in constructing a roadmap forward. This is where I can be of help. I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing anxiety and stress-related disorders; I have a particular interest in serving survivors of childhood abuse/neglect and sexual violence.
As you navigate the complex challenges of life, you may come to a place where you feel stuck or wonder how to proceed through a difficult time. Perhaps you are grieving a loss or burdened by the lingering effects of a traumatic experience. You might be feeling confused, exhausted, alone, unbalanced, or disconnected. Maybe you are looking for support, connection, and guidance in constructing a roadmap forward. This is where I can be of help. I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing anxiety and stress-related disorders; I have a particular interest in serving survivors of childhood abuse/neglect and sexual violence.
(706) 425-8900 x733 View (706) 425-8900 x733
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Alpha Counseling Alternatives & Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606  (Online Only)
Your beauty matters, Your scars matter, Your health matters, Your uniqueness matters, and most importantly "YOU" matter. No matter where you have been, where you are, and where you are going, we all have a purpose. Although we sometimes take detours and experience significant setbacks, we can still reach our full potential. Today is the day you have chosen to put YOU first and I would like to assist you with gaining the necessary skills to become all you can be. Here at the ACAS Center, we treat from the whole health perspective and our agency was created with the social, physical, & emotional needs of our clients in mind.
Your beauty matters, Your scars matter, Your health matters, Your uniqueness matters, and most importantly "YOU" matter. No matter where you have been, where you are, and where you are going, we all have a purpose. Although we sometimes take detours and experience significant setbacks, we can still reach our full potential. Today is the day you have chosen to put YOU first and I would like to assist you with gaining the necessary skills to become all you can be. Here at the ACAS Center, we treat from the whole health perspective and our agency was created with the social, physical, & emotional needs of our clients in mind.
(470) 202-3803 View (470) 202-3803
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Hadiya Barlatier-Johnson
Counselor, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Need someone to explore your thoughts or navigate life woes? We can work on a stigma-free plan to discuss mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or everyday experiences.
Need someone to explore your thoughts or navigate life woes? We can work on a stigma-free plan to discuss mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or everyday experiences.
(706) 917-9156 View (706) 917-9156
Photo of Elizabeth Marston, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Marston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Everyone experiences wounds in life, be it loss, illness, abuse, a difficult relationship, neglect, or any other overwhelming issue. Sometimes even experiences that "should" bring joy like graduating, starting a new job, marriage, or having children can render us feeling like we are in crisis - or stuck. I work with clients to help them get unstuck from feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity. When we can identify the patterns that keep us in pain, we can begin to develop new ways to cope and manage the stress of our lives.
Everyone experiences wounds in life, be it loss, illness, abuse, a difficult relationship, neglect, or any other overwhelming issue. Sometimes even experiences that "should" bring joy like graduating, starting a new job, marriage, or having children can render us feeling like we are in crisis - or stuck. I work with clients to help them get unstuck from feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity. When we can identify the patterns that keep us in pain, we can begin to develop new ways to cope and manage the stress of our lives.
(762) 667-5518 View (762) 667-5518
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Stephine W. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606  (Online Only)
Individuals reach out to me for support to cope w/ anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, stress & conflict management. Contact me if you need support because you're feeling overwhelmed & unsure how to cope. Higher levels of stress & unhappiness can be temporary w/ understanding & change. I'll provide a safe space & time specifically for you to share, explore & gain insight based on your goals.
Individuals reach out to me for support to cope w/ anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, stress & conflict management. Contact me if you need support because you're feeling overwhelmed & unsure how to cope. Higher levels of stress & unhappiness can be temporary w/ understanding & change. I'll provide a safe space & time specifically for you to share, explore & gain insight based on your goals.
(762) 221-5502 View (762) 221-5502
Photo of Cheran Bodry, LCSW, CE, SAP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cheran Bodry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CE, SAP
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
You deserve to be your best self and I enjoy working with clients to find their best version of themselves. I look at a holistic view of the client- mind, body, emotions, stress, trauma, transitions, etc. to see what might be holding a person back and work with a client to resolve it. I am looking forward to working with you.
You deserve to be your best self and I enjoy working with clients to find their best version of themselves. I look at a holistic view of the client- mind, body, emotions, stress, trauma, transitions, etc. to see what might be holding a person back and work with a client to resolve it. I am looking forward to working with you.
(706) 873-5690 x711 View (706) 873-5690 x711
Photo of Markala C. Resby, MEd , APC, Counselor
Markala C. Resby
Counselor, MEd , APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Having someone to walk alongside you in your journey to psychological/emotional health can move you from surviving into thriving. Navigating life can be stressful, overwhelming, and at times painful. Dealing with difficulties like life transitions, stress, managing depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or making seemingly impossibly difficult decisions, all the while trying to maintaining positive self-esteem and finding helpful ways to cope with life demands, is a really hard thing to do. Feeling close to the people we love can feel hard when we struggle to find the ability to be vulnerable in a tough world.
Having someone to walk alongside you in your journey to psychological/emotional health can move you from surviving into thriving. Navigating life can be stressful, overwhelming, and at times painful. Dealing with difficulties like life transitions, stress, managing depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, or making seemingly impossibly difficult decisions, all the while trying to maintaining positive self-esteem and finding helpful ways to cope with life demands, is a really hard thing to do. Feeling close to the people we love can feel hard when we struggle to find the ability to be vulnerable in a tough world.
(706) 425-8900 x735 View (706) 425-8900 x735
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Aura Morris - Trauma Therapy and EMDR Intensives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
I believe every person can overcome the things that block them from leading a rich and fulfilling life.  I know that every person deserves and can achieve radical healing, and that it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  If you are ready to get to the root of your issues rather than just treat symptoms, you have come to the right place.  I use deep listening, EMDR, parts work, and other somatic modalities to help my clients achieve profound and lasting change.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer that to you.
I believe every person can overcome the things that block them from leading a rich and fulfilling life.  I know that every person deserves and can achieve radical healing, and that it shouldn't take a lifetime to get there.  If you are ready to get to the root of your issues rather than just treat symptoms, you have come to the right place.  I use deep listening, EMDR, parts work, and other somatic modalities to help my clients achieve profound and lasting change.  I expect that you will see significant progress in the time we are working together, and if you don't, I will help you find someone who can offer that to you.
(706) 666-4339 View (706) 666-4339
Photo of Shelby Banach, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shelby Banach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606
Accepting new clients. As a therapist, I work to develop a secure & trusting relationship with clients rooted in transparency and mutual vulnerability. We will work together to find your strengths, parts of you that have been lost to society’s grueling demands. How can you access a deep level of emotion when just trying to keep your head above water today? When you juggle a job, school, children, relationships, it can be challenging to experience moments of joy. My goal is to encourage you in your journey and help to make life more manageable & fulfilling-improving your interpersonal relationships, job/school performance & life
Accepting new clients. As a therapist, I work to develop a secure & trusting relationship with clients rooted in transparency and mutual vulnerability. We will work together to find your strengths, parts of you that have been lost to society’s grueling demands. How can you access a deep level of emotion when just trying to keep your head above water today? When you juggle a job, school, children, relationships, it can be challenging to experience moments of joy. My goal is to encourage you in your journey and help to make life more manageable & fulfilling-improving your interpersonal relationships, job/school performance & life
(706) 719-7109 View (706) 719-7109
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Mary Dulong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30606  (Online Only)
Welcome to Hope and Healing Psychotherapy, LLC! It takes great strength to reach out for help when you need it, and I am honored to be part of that journey with you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I am committed to helping adolescents and adults move forward in life and heal from trauma. I specialize in trauma-informed therapy for individuals and groups. I have worked with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, and complex trauma.
Welcome to Hope and Healing Psychotherapy, LLC! It takes great strength to reach out for help when you need it, and I am honored to be part of that journey with you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I am committed to helping adolescents and adults move forward in life and heal from trauma. I specialize in trauma-informed therapy for individuals and groups. I have worked with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, and complex trauma.
(706) 744-1516 x703 View (706) 744-1516 x703
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Ellen Pauloski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30606
Life can often feel messy and chaotic. My passion is to help bring order out of chaos to facilitate growth and peace. Many of my clients present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stressful life transitions and circumstances, perinatal mental health concerns, or they report feeling a little “off” and are seeking help to feel more like themselves again. I work best with clients who are engaged and motivated to see changes in their lives, and I have a great love for coming alongside people to help them move towards becoming the best version of themselves.
Life can often feel messy and chaotic. My passion is to help bring order out of chaos to facilitate growth and peace. Many of my clients present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stressful life transitions and circumstances, perinatal mental health concerns, or they report feeling a little “off” and are seeking help to feel more like themselves again. I work best with clients who are engaged and motivated to see changes in their lives, and I have a great love for coming alongside people to help them move towards becoming the best version of themselves.
(706) 510-0245 View (706) 510-0245

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30606

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 30606 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30606 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30606?

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.