Photo of Metropolitan Behavioral Services, Counselor in 32216, FL
Metropolitan Behavioral Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Ms. Millie Sagesse, LMHC. I value each individual and have the ability to work with all individuals regardless of background, gender, and religion. My goal is to provide different forms of intervention to meet each client's needs. Services include treatment for those who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or emotional abuse. Additional services include treatment for anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse and voluntary or court ordered therapy. Military and law enforcement personnel and their families can have their counseling needs met at Metropolitan Behavioral Services.
Ms. Millie Sagesse, LMHC. I value each individual and have the ability to work with all individuals regardless of background, gender, and religion. My goal is to provide different forms of intervention to meet each client's needs. Services include treatment for those who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or emotional abuse. Additional services include treatment for anger management, domestic violence, substance abuse and voluntary or court ordered therapy. Military and law enforcement personnel and their families can have their counseling needs met at Metropolitan Behavioral Services.
(904) 875-4767 View (904) 875-4767
Photo of Polly A Charette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 32216, FL
Polly A Charette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, ACSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Every person goes through a period in their life where they desire to make changes, face difficulties, find the courage to challenge themselves, or simply find that their old ways are no longer serving them in their life. I take the time to understand each client in order to tailor their treatment to their uniques circumstances. In my practice I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. It is an honor to provide the services that I do. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental safe place for healing.
Every person goes through a period in their life where they desire to make changes, face difficulties, find the courage to challenge themselves, or simply find that their old ways are no longer serving them in their life. I take the time to understand each client in order to tailor their treatment to their uniques circumstances. In my practice I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. It is an honor to provide the services that I do. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental safe place for healing.
(904) 674-3747 View (904) 674-3747
Photo of NuVision Counseling & Coaching Solutions in 32216, FL
NuVision Counseling & Coaching Solutions
MA, CPLC, CTC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
A lot of people are against counseling, because they do not really understand what it means. At times, society attaches a stigma to those seeking a support system when life may challenge you to make more conscious and intentional choices. Give me 90 days; I am confident, and I guarantee your life will never be the same. I'm trained in the clinical & spiritual aspect. I do specialize in Christian counseling. My experience includes using a collaborative and integrated approach to work with issues such as relational conflict, anger management, anxiety, stress management, and even strengthening professional & professional development.
A lot of people are against counseling, because they do not really understand what it means. At times, society attaches a stigma to those seeking a support system when life may challenge you to make more conscious and intentional choices. Give me 90 days; I am confident, and I guarantee your life will never be the same. I'm trained in the clinical & spiritual aspect. I do specialize in Christian counseling. My experience includes using a collaborative and integrated approach to work with issues such as relational conflict, anger management, anxiety, stress management, and even strengthening professional & professional development.
(904) 329-7514 View (904) 329-7514
Photo of Jaime Marra, Psychologist in 32216, FL
Jaime Marra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and teens. I am currently accepting new patients for Telehealth (Video/Online) therapy only. I provide services for individuals with a variety of concerns, including trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/phase of life issues, grief, work-related stress, and relationship issues. I believe in providing a warm, approachable, and safe environment for therapy, and I value the importance of building a positive therapeutic relationship.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and teens. I am currently accepting new patients for Telehealth (Video/Online) therapy only. I provide services for individuals with a variety of concerns, including trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, adjustment/phase of life issues, grief, work-related stress, and relationship issues. I believe in providing a warm, approachable, and safe environment for therapy, and I value the importance of building a positive therapeutic relationship.
(904) 674-3885 View (904) 674-3885
Photo of Eve Owens, Counselor in 32216, FL
Eve Owens
Counselor, LMHC, NBCC, ACS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
In person, office sessions. Over 25 years of experience, along with many certifications, including Certified ADHD provider. Goal & result oriented practice (read: fast improvement so you don’t have to wake up every day feeling dread). If you don’t want to stay stuck in the same problem(s), are a person who prefers action in order to get out of emotional pain & into a life you LOVE, then this boutique practice is for you. We also offer evaluations & documentation for: ADHD, legal/court, work related, (including Short Term Disability), school, medical (psych) clearance for surgeries, and pets (ESA &/or service dog documentation.)
In person, office sessions. Over 25 years of experience, along with many certifications, including Certified ADHD provider. Goal & result oriented practice (read: fast improvement so you don’t have to wake up every day feeling dread). If you don’t want to stay stuck in the same problem(s), are a person who prefers action in order to get out of emotional pain & into a life you LOVE, then this boutique practice is for you. We also offer evaluations & documentation for: ADHD, legal/court, work related, (including Short Term Disability), school, medical (psych) clearance for surgeries, and pets (ESA &/or service dog documentation.)
(904) 505-3983 View (904) 505-3983
Photo of Gabriel Ybarra, Psychologist in 32216, FL
Gabriel Ybarra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I provide psychological assessments that include a thorough interview, relevant testing (e.g., intelligence, achievement, giftedness, learning disabilities, attention deficits/impulsivity/hyperactivity, personality, mood, anxiety), observational data, with feedback to help you understand the results. I use the Wechsler series of IQ tests and achievement test, as well as the Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement tests. My colleague Melissa Titus PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric medication management on site at our practice Comprehensive Psych Services LLC as well.
I provide psychological assessments that include a thorough interview, relevant testing (e.g., intelligence, achievement, giftedness, learning disabilities, attention deficits/impulsivity/hyperactivity, personality, mood, anxiety), observational data, with feedback to help you understand the results. I use the Wechsler series of IQ tests and achievement test, as well as the Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement tests. My colleague Melissa Titus PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric medication management on site at our practice Comprehensive Psych Services LLC as well.
(904) 503-3579 View (904) 503-3579
Photo of Judith A. Asermely, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 32216, FL
Judith A. Asermely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Having extensive clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in addressing the needs of LGBTQI+ individuals and families seeking to understand sexual orientation or gender identity. This can be a confusing time for all involved, and it is essential to address the emotional needs of the person coming out and their parents/families. Working together, we will identify areas you would like to improve upon.
Having extensive clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in addressing the needs of LGBTQI+ individuals and families seeking to understand sexual orientation or gender identity. This can be a confusing time for all involved, and it is essential to address the emotional needs of the person coming out and their parents/families. Working together, we will identify areas you would like to improve upon.
(904) 844-0041 View (904) 844-0041
Photo of Sydney Hamrick, Pre-Licensed Professional in 32216, FL
Sydney Hamrick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
It is my upmost intent to meet you where you are at to accomplish your mental health goals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, personality/mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, & more. I can assure you that there is always hope, and I am passionate about bringing that hope back into your life. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health support to individuals seeking positive change, personal growth, and obtaining their personal goals. I am committed to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
It is my upmost intent to meet you where you are at to accomplish your mental health goals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, personality/mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, & more. I can assure you that there is always hope, and I am passionate about bringing that hope back into your life. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health support to individuals seeking positive change, personal growth, and obtaining their personal goals. I am committed to fostering a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
(904) 560-5114 View (904) 560-5114
Photo of Kimbri Johnson, Counselor in 32216, FL
Kimbri Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
So, you’re thinking about therapy… It takes courage to ask for help. When we experience something that has caused distress, threatens our life or our well-being it can be difficult to think clearly to make healthy choices for ourselves. Therapy allows you to talk about all of the negative thoughts and feelings that are left over.
So, you’re thinking about therapy… It takes courage to ask for help. When we experience something that has caused distress, threatens our life or our well-being it can be difficult to think clearly to make healthy choices for ourselves. Therapy allows you to talk about all of the negative thoughts and feelings that are left over.
(904) 822-4437 View (904) 822-4437
Photo of Paul D Knabb, Psychologist in 32216, FL
Paul D Knabb
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
If you're nervous about coming to therapy, please know that many others feel that way before the first visit. One of my most basic concerns is that you feel comfortable. Your time with me is important. I strive to put you at ease with compassion, empathy, and humor so that we can work together to best meet your needs. I enjoy working with adults who are motivated to make changes and improve their lives. Frequently my patients work on issues of anxiety, depression, marital difficulty, coping with illnesses of all types, anger, grief/loss, and stress.
If you're nervous about coming to therapy, please know that many others feel that way before the first visit. One of my most basic concerns is that you feel comfortable. Your time with me is important. I strive to put you at ease with compassion, empathy, and humor so that we can work together to best meet your needs. I enjoy working with adults who are motivated to make changes and improve their lives. Frequently my patients work on issues of anxiety, depression, marital difficulty, coping with illnesses of all types, anger, grief/loss, and stress.
(904) 584-3527 View (904) 584-3527
Photo of Alexis Thomas, Counselor in 32216, FL
Alexis Thomas
Counselor, LMHC, CTRS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
Marriane Williamson shared, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Right now so many people struggle with feeling lost and in uncharted territory, my goal as a Therapist is to help my clients, find light and hope in their own path. I believe that the goal of life should not be about the destination, but the journey. It would be a privilege to help you along to way. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you discover the life you were meant to live.
Marriane Williamson shared, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Right now so many people struggle with feeling lost and in uncharted territory, my goal as a Therapist is to help my clients, find light and hope in their own path. I believe that the goal of life should not be about the destination, but the journey. It would be a privilege to help you along to way. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you discover the life you were meant to live.
(904) 674-8915 View (904) 674-8915
Photo of Enitan Counseling and Coaching, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 32216, FL
Enitan Counseling and Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I am a Trauma Informed Therapist providing tools and techniques to those exposed or have witnessed traumatic events. I work closely with Veterans and Families of Veterans as well as Childhood Trauma Survivors. I use eclectic techniques including but not limited to Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT and Person Centered Therapy. I enjoy providing a safe place to Veterans and Childhood Trauma Survivors; providing them psychoeducation and skills to deal with trauma that they've struggled and have been impacted by. I love to see their growth and implementation of skills. It has been a pleasure working with this population.
I am a Trauma Informed Therapist providing tools and techniques to those exposed or have witnessed traumatic events. I work closely with Veterans and Families of Veterans as well as Childhood Trauma Survivors. I use eclectic techniques including but not limited to Brainspotting, EMDR, CBT and Person Centered Therapy. I enjoy providing a safe place to Veterans and Childhood Trauma Survivors; providing them psychoeducation and skills to deal with trauma that they've struggled and have been impacted by. I love to see their growth and implementation of skills. It has been a pleasure working with this population.
(904) 675-1823 View (904) 675-1823
Photo of Dulce Vida Counseling LLC , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 32216, FL
Dulce Vida Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
Welcome to your safe space. I specialize in helping those struggling with anxiety, stress, work-life issues, and relationships. Together we will work on your goals for therapy, create a plan that fits your life, and identify better ways to cope. I adapt my counseling method to you and your specific needs. My goal as a therapist is to provide a collaborative, safe, and non-judgmental space where I can help you on your journey to improve the quality of your life. I hope to do this with encouragement, understanding, and compassion.
Welcome to your safe space. I specialize in helping those struggling with anxiety, stress, work-life issues, and relationships. Together we will work on your goals for therapy, create a plan that fits your life, and identify better ways to cope. I adapt my counseling method to you and your specific needs. My goal as a therapist is to provide a collaborative, safe, and non-judgmental space where I can help you on your journey to improve the quality of your life. I hope to do this with encouragement, understanding, and compassion.
(904) 877-8314 View (904) 877-8314
Photo of Amy Decker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 32216, FL
Amy Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
A vision to create a place where those seeking emotional wellness would receive high-quality care in a respectful and nurturing environment led to a Center where the incredible resiliency of each individual is recognized and valued. It is my goal to assist individuals and couples in achieving balance and well being. Be assured that whatever life transition brought you to this place, I am ready to assist you with your journey toward wellness and helping you take steps to assist in your own healing process, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you
A vision to create a place where those seeking emotional wellness would receive high-quality care in a respectful and nurturing environment led to a Center where the incredible resiliency of each individual is recognized and valued. It is my goal to assist individuals and couples in achieving balance and well being. Be assured that whatever life transition brought you to this place, I am ready to assist you with your journey toward wellness and helping you take steps to assist in your own healing process, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you
(904) 290-7317 View (904) 290-7317
Photo of Heidi Graber, Counselor in 32216, FL
Heidi Graber
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field since 2001. I have worked in many populations so I am comfortable working with many different issues. I adapt to people's needs and goals. Therapy is your time to get what you want from it, I just assist in getting to those goals.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2001. I have worked in many populations so I am comfortable working with many different issues. I adapt to people's needs and goals. Therapy is your time to get what you want from it, I just assist in getting to those goals.
(904) 590-2785 View (904) 590-2785
Photo of Lynn Powell Counseling, Counselor in 32216, FL
Lynn Powell Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, RRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I have been in the healthcare field for over 25 years. I have over 15 years working with clients with substance dependence and mental health issues. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Rapid Resolution Therapist, I understand and know the importance of trust. I am supportive, motivational, direct and genuine, empowering you to develop positive healthy lifestyle changes.
I have been in the healthcare field for over 25 years. I have over 15 years working with clients with substance dependence and mental health issues. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Rapid Resolution Therapist, I understand and know the importance of trust. I am supportive, motivational, direct and genuine, empowering you to develop positive healthy lifestyle changes.
(904) 309-9351 View (904) 309-9351
Photo of Lee Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in 32216, FL
Lee Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Do you feel stuck in your relationship? Do you feel as though your relationship is falling apart? Relationships can be tough, whether dating for months or married for decades. Why is it that communication can be so challenging - that thing that you do so well all day with others becomes seemingly impossible with your closest relationship. If you struggle with clear communication, conflict resolution, trust, infidelity, or just feeling like roommates I can help you. I have helped hundreds of couples rediscover the vibrancy and joy in marriage and I would like to help you as well. Do more than survive, thrive in your relationship.
Do you feel stuck in your relationship? Do you feel as though your relationship is falling apart? Relationships can be tough, whether dating for months or married for decades. Why is it that communication can be so challenging - that thing that you do so well all day with others becomes seemingly impossible with your closest relationship. If you struggle with clear communication, conflict resolution, trust, infidelity, or just feeling like roommates I can help you. I have helped hundreds of couples rediscover the vibrancy and joy in marriage and I would like to help you as well. Do more than survive, thrive in your relationship.
(904) 467-8804 View (904) 467-8804
Photo of Emmanuel Nzuzu, Counselor in 32216, FL
Emmanuel Nzuzu
Counselor, PhD, CAP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
I use Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to help you identify your goals, and develop a plan to achieve those goals. SFBT requires you to actively work towards solutions. It helps you to identify what you do well and then encourages you to use your strengths to reach those goals. Desire is the mainspring of action. You will learn how to match your desire, belief, and expectancy for best results. Harness the power of attention, focus, and concentration for healing; you will learn how to do this persistently and consistently.
I use Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to help you identify your goals, and develop a plan to achieve those goals. SFBT requires you to actively work towards solutions. It helps you to identify what you do well and then encourages you to use your strengths to reach those goals. Desire is the mainspring of action. You will learn how to match your desire, belief, and expectancy for best results. Harness the power of attention, focus, and concentration for healing; you will learn how to do this persistently and consistently.
(904) 822-8914 View (904) 822-8914
Photo of Allison Teger, Counselor in 32216, FL
Allison Teger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
At times individuals or couples struggle with personal issues that may leave you feeling confused, frustrated, powerless, or unsure of what steps to take next. I believe that therapists and clients work together to figure out the best solution to your problems. My job is to provide a safe and caring environment where I foster your ability to find new solutions. I have been working in the mental health field since 1997. I work with couples, individuals, families, and teenagers.
At times individuals or couples struggle with personal issues that may leave you feeling confused, frustrated, powerless, or unsure of what steps to take next. I believe that therapists and clients work together to figure out the best solution to your problems. My job is to provide a safe and caring environment where I foster your ability to find new solutions. I have been working in the mental health field since 1997. I work with couples, individuals, families, and teenagers.
(904) 637-1122 View (904) 637-1122
Photo of Amaoge Acholonu, Counselor in 32216, FL
Amaoge Acholonu
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
While working from a person-centered approach, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques to empower and help individuals in areas including family conflict and relationship issues, trauma, and emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, low self-esteem, communication, and social issues. I offer long-term and short-term psychotherapy for children, teens, and adults.
While working from a person-centered approach, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques to empower and help individuals in areas including family conflict and relationship issues, trauma, and emotional and behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, low self-esteem, communication, and social issues. I offer long-term and short-term psychotherapy for children, teens, and adults.
(904) 395-4503 View (904) 395-4503

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32216

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 32216 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Coping Skills
83% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32216 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32216?

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.