Therapists in 36695

Photo of Steffani Hammitt, Marriage & Family Therapist in 36695, AL
Steffani Hammitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695  (Online Only)
Welcome to my psychology today page! I believe that therapy is for everyone and that healing is a personal journey that I am just here to assist with. I love working with kids, teens and young adults; couples and parents. I believe that everyone is the author of their own story and you get to decide who you want to be.
Welcome to my psychology today page! I believe that therapy is for everyone and that healing is a personal journey that I am just here to assist with. I love working with kids, teens and young adults; couples and parents. I believe that everyone is the author of their own story and you get to decide who you want to be.
(251) 842-2938 View (251) 842-2938
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Bailey Kennon
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Bailey Kennon received her Masters of Arts from Liberty University in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and is currently in clinical supervision under Jennifer Moseley, LPC-S. Bailey grew up in Orange Beach, AL, but she and her husband moved to Mobile in Spring 2022 as he is a Student Pastor in this area. She would describe herself as an extroverted introvert - She enjoys spending one-on-one time with folks and providing a safe space to process emotions and experiences. Bailey also has a special sidekick, Biscuit the therapy pup, who accompanies her to work most days!
Bailey Kennon received her Masters of Arts from Liberty University in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and is currently in clinical supervision under Jennifer Moseley, LPC-S. Bailey grew up in Orange Beach, AL, but she and her husband moved to Mobile in Spring 2022 as he is a Student Pastor in this area. She would describe herself as an extroverted introvert - She enjoys spending one-on-one time with folks and providing a safe space to process emotions and experiences. Bailey also has a special sidekick, Biscuit the therapy pup, who accompanies her to work most days!
(251) 551-9622 View (251) 551-9622
Photo of Jeannie Wells, Licensed Professional Counselor in 36695, AL
Jeannie Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Serving the Gulf Coast Community of Mobile, Alabama and surrounding areas, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirty years experience. I offer psychotherapy and counseling to individuals and couples. I accept many forms of insurance. Please contact my office at the phone number or email address below for appointments and questions. My office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Serving the Gulf Coast Community of Mobile, Alabama and surrounding areas, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirty years experience. I offer psychotherapy and counseling to individuals and couples. I accept many forms of insurance. Please contact my office at the phone number or email address below for appointments and questions. My office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
(251) 272-1959 View (251) 272-1959
Photo of Dr. Dana E. Watson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 36695, AL
Dr. Dana E. Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Before joining Christian Counseling Professionals of Mobile, LLC, Dr. Watson worked in the faith-based, child welfare arena for 16 years, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. He works well with people from diverse backgrounds and with varied life experiences. His desire is to help individuals and couples find their strength and significance through strong, healthy relationships. This is accomplished by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients to meet and work through life's issues. He accepts several insurances and private pay. See fees on this page for details.
Before joining Christian Counseling Professionals of Mobile, LLC, Dr. Watson worked in the faith-based, child welfare arena for 16 years, with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. He works well with people from diverse backgrounds and with varied life experiences. His desire is to help individuals and couples find their strength and significance through strong, healthy relationships. This is accomplished by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients to meet and work through life's issues. He accepts several insurances and private pay. See fees on this page for details.
(251) 322-4156 View (251) 322-4156
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Brittany Chinrock
Counselor, ALC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
My hope is that I can walk along side my clients as they grow, learn and heal. I strive to make a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, without judgment. My journey though life to this point has garnered a passion for people. This passion helps enable me to assist my clients and meet them where they are at in life.
My hope is that I can walk along side my clients as they grow, learn and heal. I strive to make a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, without judgment. My journey though life to this point has garnered a passion for people. This passion helps enable me to assist my clients and meet them where they are at in life.
(251) 297-3007 View (251) 297-3007
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Aha! Counseling and Therapy - Val Jerome-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Not accepting new clients
Want to break through life's challenges? If you have anxiety, worry, depression, mental illness, guilt, shame, anger, toxic relationships, trouble setting goals, lack of focus, grief, limiting thoughts and beliefs, esteem issues, job loss, family issues, school issues, childhood trauma or later life issues, then look no further. As a seasoned professional, I offer holistic counseling, therapy and coaching services to good people who need a helping hand during trying times in their lives. My background includes psychiatric, self-esteem, intellectual disability, veteran, abuse, family, career, dual diagnosis and other related issues.
Want to break through life's challenges? If you have anxiety, worry, depression, mental illness, guilt, shame, anger, toxic relationships, trouble setting goals, lack of focus, grief, limiting thoughts and beliefs, esteem issues, job loss, family issues, school issues, childhood trauma or later life issues, then look no further. As a seasoned professional, I offer holistic counseling, therapy and coaching services to good people who need a helping hand during trying times in their lives. My background includes psychiatric, self-esteem, intellectual disability, veteran, abuse, family, career, dual diagnosis and other related issues.
(251) 202-7747 View (251) 202-7747
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Dottie Estes Presley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
I Love working with children and families because I feel that the family is so important in the development of children. Helping kids to have a better home life or helping improve their transition during a divorce, a recent move, or a new school environment is an important part of my practice. I also enjoy working with adults to help them achieve their best life. I use an eclectic approach that includes: child-centered play therapy, sand tray therapy, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and client centered therapy. I also enjoy helping clients to find their own strengths and ways to utilize those strengths to have their best life
I Love working with children and families because I feel that the family is so important in the development of children. Helping kids to have a better home life or helping improve their transition during a divorce, a recent move, or a new school environment is an important part of my practice. I also enjoy working with adults to help them achieve their best life. I use an eclectic approach that includes: child-centered play therapy, sand tray therapy, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and client centered therapy. I also enjoy helping clients to find their own strengths and ways to utilize those strengths to have their best life
(251) 304-9041 View (251) 304-9041
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Robin Willis Wood
MS, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S, AAPT
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Being a therapist and helping others is my passion. I love working with all ages. At the LifeVesting Group we strive to help anyone we can; from all walks of life. We see individuals, families, & children; using Play Therapy & Sand Therapy for children. We have 3 licensed therapist in our Mobile office; we are able to help a wide variety of individuals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Animal Assisted Play Therapist, with a MS in Marriage & Family. I use Family Systems, Direct Solution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic, and Child Centered Play Therapy approaches.
Being a therapist and helping others is my passion. I love working with all ages. At the LifeVesting Group we strive to help anyone we can; from all walks of life. We see individuals, families, & children; using Play Therapy & Sand Therapy for children. We have 3 licensed therapist in our Mobile office; we are able to help a wide variety of individuals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Animal Assisted Play Therapist, with a MS in Marriage & Family. I use Family Systems, Direct Solution, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic, and Child Centered Play Therapy approaches.
(844) 505-3647 View (844) 505-3647
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Erin Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
I specialize in working with adolescents and families who have experienced trauma. I have been trained in child-centered play therapy including sand tray therapy. My counseling style is an eclectic approach blending Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and Client-Centered therapy. I also have advocacy experience in helping families locate and utilize resources necessary for helping them get back on their feet after experiencing trauma.
I specialize in working with adolescents and families who have experienced trauma. I have been trained in child-centered play therapy including sand tray therapy. My counseling style is an eclectic approach blending Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and Client-Centered therapy. I also have advocacy experience in helping families locate and utilize resources necessary for helping them get back on their feet after experiencing trauma.
(251) 220-5240 View (251) 220-5240
Photo of Lee Nowlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 36695, AL
Lee Nowlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Why try therapy? Because you deserve it. You deserve to be listened to, to be understood and not told to "just snap out of it". You deserve to take care of yourself, to feel good about yourself and to believe that you matter. You deserve to learn ways to manage and deal with depression, anxiety, the past, addictive behaviors, negative self-talk, feelings of worthlessness, and/or overwhelming life issues so that they do not dominate and control your life.
Why try therapy? Because you deserve it. You deserve to be listened to, to be understood and not told to "just snap out of it". You deserve to take care of yourself, to feel good about yourself and to believe that you matter. You deserve to learn ways to manage and deal with depression, anxiety, the past, addictive behaviors, negative self-talk, feelings of worthlessness, and/or overwhelming life issues so that they do not dominate and control your life.
(251) 220-3250 View (251) 220-3250
Photo of Sharrie D'Andrea Cranford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 36695, AL
Sharrie D'Andrea Cranford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695  (Online Only)
I graduated in 2000 with a master’s degree in social work. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) therapist in Alabama, Colorado, and DC working with individuals at different stages of life. My experience includes working with couples, individuals, and families while understanding the importance of working with multidisciplinary team members to assess and address areas of need.
I graduated in 2000 with a master’s degree in social work. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) therapist in Alabama, Colorado, and DC working with individuals at different stages of life. My experience includes working with couples, individuals, and families while understanding the importance of working with multidisciplinary team members to assess and address areas of need.
(251) 309-7922 View (251) 309-7922
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Beverly B Steinhauer
Counselor, RN, MS, LPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Whether you are struggling with everyday problems or more complex issues, learning to manage your problems so they do not manage you sometimes requires assistance. Your choice of therapist is important. With over thirty years of experience in nursing and counseling, I work with individuals and couples dealing with sex addiction, relationship and infidelity issues, while helping you learn to utilize the tools necessary and move beyond addiction. My office provides a comfortable level of privacy for those in high level or sensitive positions. Visit www.beverlysteinhauer.com.
Whether you are struggling with everyday problems or more complex issues, learning to manage your problems so they do not manage you sometimes requires assistance. Your choice of therapist is important. With over thirty years of experience in nursing and counseling, I work with individuals and couples dealing with sex addiction, relationship and infidelity issues, while helping you learn to utilize the tools necessary and move beyond addiction. My office provides a comfortable level of privacy for those in high level or sensitive positions. Visit www.beverlysteinhauer.com.
(251) 732-2596 View (251) 732-2596
Photo of Jennifer Moseley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 36695, AL
Jennifer Moseley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAMFC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695
Jennifer's therapeutic work focuses on the areas of depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, grief, marriage and family, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play therapy. She particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
Jennifer's therapeutic work focuses on the areas of depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, grief, marriage and family, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play therapy. She particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
(251) 369-7198 View (251) 369-7198
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Edward F. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, MPS
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Do you want to live a happier and healthier life? Talking to an experienced, qualified therapist can help. I treat adults, teens, couples, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and mood disorders. We all work towards happiness, but we sometimes get stuck in patterns from the past and live in anxiety about the future. You don't have to suffer alone.
Do you want to live a happier and healthier life? Talking to an experienced, qualified therapist can help. I treat adults, teens, couples, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and mood disorders. We all work towards happiness, but we sometimes get stuck in patterns from the past and live in anxiety about the future. You don't have to suffer alone.
(314) 780-7410 View (314) 780-7410
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Edward F Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
Do you want to live a happier and healthier life? Talking to an experienced, qualified therapist can help. I treat adults, teens, couples, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, grief, addiction,and mood disorders. We all work strive towards happiness, but we sometimes get stuck in pattern from the past and live with anxiety about the future. You don't have to suffer alone.
Do you want to live a happier and healthier life? Talking to an experienced, qualified therapist can help. I treat adults, teens, couples, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, grief, addiction,and mood disorders. We all work strive towards happiness, but we sometimes get stuck in pattern from the past and live with anxiety about the future. You don't have to suffer alone.
(314) 756-0838 View (314) 756-0838
Photo of Joy S. Grafton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 36695, AL
Joy S. Grafton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695
Do you ever feel life is beating you down? Are you experiencing a change in life? Do you feel broken, stressed or exhausted? I named my practice Restore because I believe that counseling can offer you the opportunity to bring back the feeling of wholeness you may have once felt in life. I believe in the importance and beauty of life. When life changes it can be an opportunity for you to gain new skills to deal with your emotions. Just like you would see a doctor or set exercise goals, your emotional health is just as important to your overall health. I can work with you to help you bring new beauty out of the struggles of life.
Do you ever feel life is beating you down? Are you experiencing a change in life? Do you feel broken, stressed or exhausted? I named my practice Restore because I believe that counseling can offer you the opportunity to bring back the feeling of wholeness you may have once felt in life. I believe in the importance and beauty of life. When life changes it can be an opportunity for you to gain new skills to deal with your emotions. Just like you would see a doctor or set exercise goals, your emotional health is just as important to your overall health. I can work with you to help you bring new beauty out of the struggles of life.
(251) 292-9651 View (251) 292-9651
Photo of Anne Lehman Hopeworks Telehealth For Parents, Licensed Professional Counselor in 36695, AL
Anne Lehman Hopeworks Telehealth For Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, BC-TMH, EdS, RPT
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695  (Online Only)
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
(662) 734-1993 View (662) 734-1993
Photo of Kevin J. Dudeck, Licensed Professional Counselor in 36695, AL
Kevin J. Dudeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695
We all want to be emotionally healthy to realize our true potential. However, tension and disorder often make this seem impossible. Family, loved ones, and friends recognize when you are hurting but they may not know how to offer essential support. How do you begin a journey of restoration and transformation? Connecting with a caring, trusting, non-judgmental professional who truly listens to you, is the first step toward the restorative process for life balance, inner peace, control over decisions and transitions, and hopefulness. Talk with a professional who understands and genuinely cares for your well-being.
We all want to be emotionally healthy to realize our true potential. However, tension and disorder often make this seem impossible. Family, loved ones, and friends recognize when you are hurting but they may not know how to offer essential support. How do you begin a journey of restoration and transformation? Connecting with a caring, trusting, non-judgmental professional who truly listens to you, is the first step toward the restorative process for life balance, inner peace, control over decisions and transitions, and hopefulness. Talk with a professional who understands and genuinely cares for your well-being.
(251) 237-4505 View (251) 237-4505
Photo of Becca Goodwin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 36695, AL
Becca Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Mobile, AL 36695
It has been said that, "People start to heal the moment they are heard." Everyone deserves the opportunity to work toward their full potential in a safe and supportive setting. What do you need to heal from? I have a passion for learning about people and helping them overcome whatever is hindering them from experiencing their optimal lives. My therapeutic belief centers around a solution-focused, strength-based approach in order to enhance skills and facilitate change needed to gain personal growth. It is my mission to provide my clients with the utmost respect and support in an open and comfortable therapeutic environment.
It has been said that, "People start to heal the moment they are heard." Everyone deserves the opportunity to work toward their full potential in a safe and supportive setting. What do you need to heal from? I have a passion for learning about people and helping them overcome whatever is hindering them from experiencing their optimal lives. My therapeutic belief centers around a solution-focused, strength-based approach in order to enhance skills and facilitate change needed to gain personal growth. It is my mission to provide my clients with the utmost respect and support in an open and comfortable therapeutic environment.
(251) 241-8114 View (251) 241-8114
Photo of Leah Patrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in 36695, AL
Leah Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mobile, AL 36695
People from all walks of life facing life's challenges with a sense of urgency, seek support to find healing, happiness, and harmony. Especially when dealing with pressing issues like children's well-being, adoption, addiction, family conflicts, mood disorders, or autism-related concerns, they're looking to rediscover peace of mind and build resilience swiftly. I specialize in role play and behavioral rehearsal, structured problem solving, supportive reflection and interpersonal resolutions. I make it a priority to call or text you back when you reach out to me while we work on issues.
People from all walks of life facing life's challenges with a sense of urgency, seek support to find healing, happiness, and harmony. Especially when dealing with pressing issues like children's well-being, adoption, addiction, family conflicts, mood disorders, or autism-related concerns, they're looking to rediscover peace of mind and build resilience swiftly. I specialize in role play and behavioral rehearsal, structured problem solving, supportive reflection and interpersonal resolutions. I make it a priority to call or text you back when you reach out to me while we work on issues.
(251) 270-2279 View (251) 270-2279

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Number of Therapists in 36695

50+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 36695 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% Optum

How Therapists in 36695 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 36695?

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.