Therapists in 49301

Photo of Cheryl Samuels, Psychologist in 49301, MI
Cheryl Samuels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
Are you worried? Are you experiencing sadness or difficulty getting things done? Do you find that you are not enjoying things as you used to? Are you experiencing relationship problems or are your family concerns and responsibilities becoming overwhelming? Do you have self-critical or self-blaming thoughts? I have over 25 years of experience working to help improve people's lives in these and many other areas. My patients find that in working with me they gain the “mental health tool kit” to increase their well-being.
Are you worried? Are you experiencing sadness or difficulty getting things done? Do you find that you are not enjoying things as you used to? Are you experiencing relationship problems or are your family concerns and responsibilities becoming overwhelming? Do you have self-critical or self-blaming thoughts? I have over 25 years of experience working to help improve people's lives in these and many other areas. My patients find that in working with me they gain the “mental health tool kit” to increase their well-being.
(616) 378-8862 View (616) 378-8862
Photo of Becky Mills, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49301, MI
Becky Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, JD
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
Circumstances are building and you fear that its weight will eventually grow to crush and consume you. You have so much to manage and yet you long to just let go of it all. You’re ready for a change, but it is terrifying. To face it may cause you to crumble, nevertheless, you will yourself to get through each day. If this sounds familiar and you wish to do more than get by, it is possible to flourish again. I aim to create a safe and empowering environment built upon a trusting therapeutic relationship so you can successfully heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and work toward thriving in your daily life.
Circumstances are building and you fear that its weight will eventually grow to crush and consume you. You have so much to manage and yet you long to just let go of it all. You’re ready for a change, but it is terrifying. To face it may cause you to crumble, nevertheless, you will yourself to get through each day. If this sounds familiar and you wish to do more than get by, it is possible to flourish again. I aim to create a safe and empowering environment built upon a trusting therapeutic relationship so you can successfully heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and work toward thriving in your daily life.
(616) 537-2805 View (616) 537-2805
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Jerry Paredes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
Are you feeling overwhelmed, having relationship difficulties, or possibly trying to overcome an addiction? Contemplating whether or not therapy can help? Let me say, this is the moment to do something different in your life. Whether you feel that your relationship is stuck in the same repetitive pattern; or trying to overcome an addiction; or maybe having difficulties in day-to-day life due to prior traumatic experiences. I can help you gain a better understanding of not only how trauma impacts our daily functioning; but how relationships work, and how problems can be resolved in even the most challenging situations.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, having relationship difficulties, or possibly trying to overcome an addiction? Contemplating whether or not therapy can help? Let me say, this is the moment to do something different in your life. Whether you feel that your relationship is stuck in the same repetitive pattern; or trying to overcome an addiction; or maybe having difficulties in day-to-day life due to prior traumatic experiences. I can help you gain a better understanding of not only how trauma impacts our daily functioning; but how relationships work, and how problems can be resolved in even the most challenging situations.
(616) 512-0979 View (616) 512-0979
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Elizabeth Novak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Throughout my career I've provided support & counseling to highly diverse students, faculty, and staff at a large university, in a large health care system, for a domestic violence center, and currently through virtual individual therapy. From growing up in a small town with a deep love for family and appreciation for nature to raising my own family and continuing my own personal journey, it has been my passion to support healthy self-development, secure and safe relationships, adjustment to life challenges, and optimal well-being.
Throughout my career I've provided support & counseling to highly diverse students, faculty, and staff at a large university, in a large health care system, for a domestic violence center, and currently through virtual individual therapy. From growing up in a small town with a deep love for family and appreciation for nature to raising my own family and continuing my own personal journey, it has been my passion to support healthy self-development, secure and safe relationships, adjustment to life challenges, and optimal well-being.
(616) 312-2122 View (616) 312-2122
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Amy Parks-Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Every step taken in the pursuit of happiness, health, and wellness is a gift you give to yourself and to those around you. Making the first steps toward necessary change can be difficult, but with every step comes growth, awareness and renewed balance. Life presents us with so many challenges and finding support during these difficult times can be very helpful. I will encourage you to identify and draw from the internal strengths you have as well as introducing you to the therapeutic approaches that guide my practice to assist you in coping with the challenges you are experiencing.
Every step taken in the pursuit of happiness, health, and wellness is a gift you give to yourself and to those around you. Making the first steps toward necessary change can be difficult, but with every step comes growth, awareness and renewed balance. Life presents us with so many challenges and finding support during these difficult times can be very helpful. I will encourage you to identify and draw from the internal strengths you have as well as introducing you to the therapeutic approaches that guide my practice to assist you in coping with the challenges you are experiencing.
(616) 512-1679 x701 View (616) 512-1679 x701
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Shannon Geneen Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MPA, LCDC
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt overshadowed by the inner critic, battling silently with trauma or low self-esteem? Are past or current challenging relationships holding you back from embracing the life you deserve? I specialize in healing trauma, enhancing self-esteem, and mending relationships, employing EMDR, IFS, CPT, and DBT, alongside mindfulness, somatic work, and creative expression for profound healing and empowerment If you're seeking to rebuild your confidence, foster healthy relationships, and cultivate a positive self-view for lasting well-being, let's navigate this transformative journey together.
Have you ever felt overshadowed by the inner critic, battling silently with trauma or low self-esteem? Are past or current challenging relationships holding you back from embracing the life you deserve? I specialize in healing trauma, enhancing self-esteem, and mending relationships, employing EMDR, IFS, CPT, and DBT, alongside mindfulness, somatic work, and creative expression for profound healing and empowerment If you're seeking to rebuild your confidence, foster healthy relationships, and cultivate a positive self-view for lasting well-being, let's navigate this transformative journey together.
(269) 225-3737 View (269) 225-3737
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Christopher Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
Life can be challenging and difficult to navigate, especially without support. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults and young adults individually and in couples from all walks of life and belief systems who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, personality disorders, adjustment issues, anger management, relationship issues, and more by using evidenced-based approaches and interventions/techniques.
Life can be challenging and difficult to navigate, especially without support. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults and young adults individually and in couples from all walks of life and belief systems who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, personality disorders, adjustment issues, anger management, relationship issues, and more by using evidenced-based approaches and interventions/techniques.
(616) 421-9584 View (616) 421-9584
Thriving Minds Behavioral Health--Ada
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
At Thriving Minds, we are committed to helping children overcome anxiety, behavioral issues, learning differences and more through learning new coping strategies. We work closely with parents and schools to provide well-rounded services. We use fun, engaging, and active Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models to enhance the lives of children and their families!
At Thriving Minds, we are committed to helping children overcome anxiety, behavioral issues, learning differences and more through learning new coping strategies. We work closely with parents and schools to provide well-rounded services. We use fun, engaging, and active Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models to enhance the lives of children and their families!
(616) 512-1762 View (616) 512-1762
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Timothy D. Van Antwerp
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW, QIDP, ISC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Let's get to work and get you where you want to be. I'm here to provide options, ideas, solutions, and the strategies to help get you there. I like to use the term "level up", as a description of honing the strengths and tools you already have. Together we can define and refine those skills you already have and also offer new approaches and mental tools that you can incorporate in your personal development journey. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing in a strengths-based, solution focused format. Time to level up to your best self, you got this!
Let's get to work and get you where you want to be. I'm here to provide options, ideas, solutions, and the strategies to help get you there. I like to use the term "level up", as a description of honing the strengths and tools you already have. Together we can define and refine those skills you already have and also offer new approaches and mental tools that you can incorporate in your personal development journey. I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing in a strengths-based, solution focused format. Time to level up to your best self, you got this!
(616) 947-3803 View (616) 947-3803
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Michael Ryan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
For over 30 years I have evaluated and treated children and adults with dyslexia, ADD and other learning disabilities. In 1980, I developed one of the first programs for learning disabled college students at Colorado State University. Over the years I've been a consultant for the Air Force Academy, Harvard's Department of neurology, Michigan Department of rehabilitation and the governor of Michigan.Furthermore, I write a blog on dyslexia for the University of Michigan. I very experienced in helping children prepare for the new 3rd grade Reading law.
For over 30 years I have evaluated and treated children and adults with dyslexia, ADD and other learning disabilities. In 1980, I developed one of the first programs for learning disabled college students at Colorado State University. Over the years I've been a consultant for the Air Force Academy, Harvard's Department of neurology, Michigan Department of rehabilitation and the governor of Michigan.Furthermore, I write a blog on dyslexia for the University of Michigan. I very experienced in helping children prepare for the new 3rd grade Reading law.
(616) 931-5030 View (616) 931-5030
Photo of Susan L King, Marriage & Family Therapist in 49301, MI
Susan L King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I often work with clients who are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions, esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I take a collaborative and relational approach to counseling. I can offer a warm and safe space for exploration and growth. The populations I am best suited to work with are individuals who are motivated toward healthier intrapersonal development, clients interested in creating stronger interpersonal connections, as well as women in destructive relationships.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I often work with clients who are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions, esteem issues, and relationship difficulties. I take a collaborative and relational approach to counseling. I can offer a warm and safe space for exploration and growth. The populations I am best suited to work with are individuals who are motivated toward healthier intrapersonal development, clients interested in creating stronger interpersonal connections, as well as women in destructive relationships.
(586) 474-5772 View (586) 474-5772
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Janelle Youngdahl
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
I am a licensed child psychologist who provides therapy and assessment services to youth ages 3-17. I have knowledge and experience in treating anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, high-functioning ASD, and behavior problems. I also provide parent training and engage in collaboration with school professionals!
I am a licensed child psychologist who provides therapy and assessment services to youth ages 3-17. I have knowledge and experience in treating anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, high-functioning ASD, and behavior problems. I also provide parent training and engage in collaboration with school professionals!
(616) 303-3338 x401 View (616) 303-3338 x401
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Heather Tichon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
None of us gets through life without facing roadblocks, heartbreak, or uncertainty. You already have the strength inside you to overcome tough times! I am trained in the Internal Family Systems model, which will transform your life by healing the parts of you that are wounded, giving you greater access to your innate creativity, calm, confidence, compassion, and connectedness. I help couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment and purpose in life. I have a specialty in sex therapy which, if needed, provides a level of safety and knowledge that facilitates deep healing and growth for couples and individuals.
None of us gets through life without facing roadblocks, heartbreak, or uncertainty. You already have the strength inside you to overcome tough times! I am trained in the Internal Family Systems model, which will transform your life by healing the parts of you that are wounded, giving you greater access to your innate creativity, calm, confidence, compassion, and connectedness. I help couples, families, and individuals find greater fulfillment and purpose in life. I have a specialty in sex therapy which, if needed, provides a level of safety and knowledge that facilitates deep healing and growth for couples and individuals.
(616) 202-3605 View (616) 202-3605
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Kathleen J Cramer
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Ada, MI 49301
Dr Cramer is a licensed clinical psychologist with 11 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She is also a registered nurse. She is a compassionate therapist who strives to create a close and supportive relationship with each patient. She has a strong belief in treating the whole person, utilizing psychotherapy with a focus on wellness, inner peace, spirituality and cultivating a deeper awareness with ones inner self. She has experience in the treatment of a wide range of problems, trauma and stress, relationship/marital or couple problems, issues related to chronic pain, and patients in recovery from substance abuse/addiction.
Dr Cramer is a licensed clinical psychologist with 11 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She is also a registered nurse. She is a compassionate therapist who strives to create a close and supportive relationship with each patient. She has a strong belief in treating the whole person, utilizing psychotherapy with a focus on wellness, inner peace, spirituality and cultivating a deeper awareness with ones inner self. She has experience in the treatment of a wide range of problems, trauma and stress, relationship/marital or couple problems, issues related to chronic pain, and patients in recovery from substance abuse/addiction.
(616) 920-0467 View (616) 920-0467
Photo of Amanda Worst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49301, MI
Amanda Worst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life brings challenges that leave us standing in need of additional support. You may find yourself surviving anxiety, hurt in relationship, grieved by loss, or trying to find footing in a life transition. You may desire a safe space to lament, to ask questions, to learn you are not alone, and to build upon your strengths. I will partner with you, as you work to understand and address the challenges before you.
Sometimes life brings challenges that leave us standing in need of additional support. You may find yourself surviving anxiety, hurt in relationship, grieved by loss, or trying to find footing in a life transition. You may desire a safe space to lament, to ask questions, to learn you are not alone, and to build upon your strengths. I will partner with you, as you work to understand and address the challenges before you.
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April Kaiserlian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
Your life looks good on the outside but you are struggling on the inside. You try to be grateful but feel disconnected from your purpose and the people you love. You've tried to do everything right but secretly wonder if you've gotten it all wrong. The stress of your internal tug-of-war has left you feeling like a wave of anxiety or depression may hit at any moment.
Your life looks good on the outside but you are struggling on the inside. You try to be grateful but feel disconnected from your purpose and the people you love. You've tried to do everything right but secretly wonder if you've gotten it all wrong. The stress of your internal tug-of-war has left you feeling like a wave of anxiety or depression may hit at any moment.
(616) 425-5975 View (616) 425-5975
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Liz Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
Hi there! I began working in human services 9 years ago and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault, incest, domestic violence, and child abuse. I specialize in working with individuals and children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, life transitions, housing instability, anxiety, and depression. I primarily use somatic interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, yoga, play therapy, art interventions, parts work, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in sessions with my clients.
Hi there! I began working in human services 9 years ago and have worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault, incest, domestic violence, and child abuse. I specialize in working with individuals and children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, life transitions, housing instability, anxiety, and depression. I primarily use somatic interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, yoga, play therapy, art interventions, parts work, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in sessions with my clients.
(616) 512-2052 View (616) 512-2052
Photo of Elsa Loukia Lockman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49301, MI
Elsa Loukia Lockman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
I believe in the power of the therapist-patient relationship, and providing a safe, confidential environment, free of judgment, and built on respect. My practice rests on a foundation that all people have unique gifts and challenges; we are all worthy of peace and fulfillment.
I believe in the power of the therapist-patient relationship, and providing a safe, confidential environment, free of judgment, and built on respect. My practice rests on a foundation that all people have unique gifts and challenges; we are all worthy of peace and fulfillment.
(616) 520-4142 View (616) 520-4142
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Hiral Patel
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
Have you found yourself in a difficult or complicated relationship that has caused you to feel anxious, helpless, doubt decisions, or feel broken? Are you having difficulty talking to others about your struggles? Fearing that others may not understand you or judge you. I am here to help you and guide you to access your power within you to take control of your life and begin the process of healing to move forward. With a non-judgmental and compassionate presence, I will offer support needed for you to carefully work through challenges and experience healing to begin living a more satisfying life.
Have you found yourself in a difficult or complicated relationship that has caused you to feel anxious, helpless, doubt decisions, or feel broken? Are you having difficulty talking to others about your struggles? Fearing that others may not understand you or judge you. I am here to help you and guide you to access your power within you to take control of your life and begin the process of healing to move forward. With a non-judgmental and compassionate presence, I will offer support needed for you to carefully work through challenges and experience healing to begin living a more satisfying life.
(616) 965-2224 View (616) 965-2224
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Lucas Perkins
LPC Intern, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, MI 49301
We are all constantly developing and growing as people and sometimes life puts us in uncomfortable positions where we have difficult yet inevitable change. In these moments therapy can be a beautiful space to navigate new circumstances and environments and who we want to be amongst these changes. I am ready to help you with whatever you are going through including: Anxiety & Depression, Friendship & Relationship Issues, Life Changes and Identity Development, Spiritual Issues & Religious Deconstruction, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I serve a broad range of individuals and all are welcome.
We are all constantly developing and growing as people and sometimes life puts us in uncomfortable positions where we have difficult yet inevitable change. In these moments therapy can be a beautiful space to navigate new circumstances and environments and who we want to be amongst these changes. I am ready to help you with whatever you are going through including: Anxiety & Depression, Friendship & Relationship Issues, Life Changes and Identity Development, Spiritual Issues & Religious Deconstruction, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I serve a broad range of individuals and all are welcome.
(616) 275-3065 View (616) 275-3065

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 49301

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 49301 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
75% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Blue Care Network
70% Aetna

How Therapists in 49301 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49301?

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.