Therapists in 49686

Photo of Julia Kirby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49686, MI
Julia Kirby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! For a productive experience in therapy, I feel it’s very important for a client to find a therapist whose approach is right for them. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I listen without judgement and help guide you toward finding the answers that are already inside of you. My goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable while empowering you to make progress toward your goals.
Now accepting new clients! For a productive experience in therapy, I feel it’s very important for a client to find a therapist whose approach is right for them. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I listen without judgement and help guide you toward finding the answers that are already inside of you. My goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable while empowering you to make progress toward your goals.
(231) 533-2924 View (231) 533-2924
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Eric D LaPaugh
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
I like to offer my clients an opportunity to choose from an office visit to a walk and talk at a nearby trail or park. Through my research I have found that clients with difficulties like depression and anxiety respond best to treatment in the great outdoors.
I like to offer my clients an opportunity to choose from an office visit to a walk and talk at a nearby trail or park. Through my research I have found that clients with difficulties like depression and anxiety respond best to treatment in the great outdoors.
(231) 994-6543 View (231) 994-6543
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Troy Elenbaas, Inner Room Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
If you are ready to work through your baggage, in an overwhelming relationship, or are a teenager navigating the difficult school age years, I invite you to take a journey towards wellness with me. We will walk together, processing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life, and will have an overarching goal of finding your truest and healthiest self. In the space we share together, we can cover your past, present, and look a little bit forward. I enjoy working from a Christian perspective and including spirituality as part of the path towards health and wholeness. Sliding Scale pricing is available per need.
If you are ready to work through your baggage, in an overwhelming relationship, or are a teenager navigating the difficult school age years, I invite you to take a journey towards wellness with me. We will walk together, processing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life, and will have an overarching goal of finding your truest and healthiest self. In the space we share together, we can cover your past, present, and look a little bit forward. I enjoy working from a Christian perspective and including spirituality as part of the path towards health and wholeness. Sliding Scale pricing is available per need.
(231) 879-5090 View (231) 879-5090
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Dr. Caitlin Erdman
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
It is my belief that much of our pain and suffering comes from struggles within interpersonal relationships. Because of this, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to experience a different kind of relationship; one that is full of compassion instead of judgment, support instead of contempt, designed to empower instead of disenfranchise. I specialize in trauma, phase of life concerns, anxiety, and depression. It is important to me that we fit as a team, and I encourage conversations that improve safety and trust within our relationship.
It is my belief that much of our pain and suffering comes from struggles within interpersonal relationships. Because of this, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to experience a different kind of relationship; one that is full of compassion instead of judgment, support instead of contempt, designed to empower instead of disenfranchise. I specialize in trauma, phase of life concerns, anxiety, and depression. It is important to me that we fit as a team, and I encourage conversations that improve safety and trust within our relationship.
(231) 241-6237 View (231) 241-6237
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Jerry Richardson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Immediate Availability! Counseling has been a passion of mine for many years and I would love to see what kind of help I can offer you. I work with clients through compassion, humor, and unconditional positive regard. Whether it’s through straightforward honesty or easing through difficult topics and allowing a gentle approach I can provide a style of therapy that best fits you and your personality.
Immediate Availability! Counseling has been a passion of mine for many years and I would love to see what kind of help I can offer you. I work with clients through compassion, humor, and unconditional positive regard. Whether it’s through straightforward honesty or easing through difficult topics and allowing a gentle approach I can provide a style of therapy that best fits you and your personality.
(231) 403-0865 View (231) 403-0865
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Jeremy Bilderback
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
I want to help people live effective lives. So many of us find ourselves living one day at a time just trying to survive our circumstances. I believe there is much more to life. We are designed to live life fully. My philosophy is that life is experienced and enjoyed within the context of all our relationships, not just romantic. When our relationships are struggling our enjoyment of life suffers. When we enjoy the fruit of healthy relationships we are able to truly taste the sweetness of life the way it was designed to be lived. Finding personal healing and wholeness equips us to give and receive life giving communion with others.
I want to help people live effective lives. So many of us find ourselves living one day at a time just trying to survive our circumstances. I believe there is much more to life. We are designed to live life fully. My philosophy is that life is experienced and enjoyed within the context of all our relationships, not just romantic. When our relationships are struggling our enjoyment of life suffers. When we enjoy the fruit of healthy relationships we are able to truly taste the sweetness of life the way it was designed to be lived. Finding personal healing and wholeness equips us to give and receive life giving communion with others.
(231) 239-6312 View (231) 239-6312
Pam Grzech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
You’ve worked so hard to put the past behind you. But, every time you think you may finally be making some progress, something happens to convince you otherwise. Yesterday, you were sitting in traffic when someone cut you off. All at once, you flew into a rage. Your face became hot and flushed, muscles vibrating with tension, knuckles white from gripping the steering wheel. These episodes are happening with greater frequency. Nightmares plague your sleep and make it impossible to get rest. You’re too exhausted and distracted to concentrate at work. Friends and family notice you’re distant and irritable. Something needs to change.
You’ve worked so hard to put the past behind you. But, every time you think you may finally be making some progress, something happens to convince you otherwise. Yesterday, you were sitting in traffic when someone cut you off. All at once, you flew into a rage. Your face became hot and flushed, muscles vibrating with tension, knuckles white from gripping the steering wheel. These episodes are happening with greater frequency. Nightmares plague your sleep and make it impossible to get rest. You’re too exhausted and distracted to concentrate at work. Friends and family notice you’re distant and irritable. Something needs to change.
(231) 533-2914 View (231) 533-2914
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Jessica Horness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
First off, congrats. You decided to look for counseling - a decision that takes a lot courage and a willingness to invest in yourself. I'm honored to be your partner for that journey. Being human is really hard work, and my job is to create a space where you can become the kind of human you want to be. In our work together, we'll focus less on feeling better and more on getting better at feeling, expanding your options for responding to the things you think, feel, and experience, so that you can make fulfilling, values-based decisions no matter what comes your way.
First off, congrats. You decided to look for counseling - a decision that takes a lot courage and a willingness to invest in yourself. I'm honored to be your partner for that journey. Being human is really hard work, and my job is to create a space where you can become the kind of human you want to be. In our work together, we'll focus less on feeling better and more on getting better at feeling, expanding your options for responding to the things you think, feel, and experience, so that you can make fulfilling, values-based decisions no matter what comes your way.
(231) 888-0512 View (231) 888-0512
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Kristy Wiersema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
Not accepting new clients
On the outside you're trying to keep it all together. On the inside you're falling apart. You feel stressed, overwhelmed, and everything is a struggle. No matter what you do it's never good enough. You're tired of feeling tired and ready for change. I specialize in helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. This may show up in your life as low self-esteem, difficulty staying motivated, or feeling overwhelmed by emotions. You've taken a big step in looking for help. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is an important part.
On the outside you're trying to keep it all together. On the inside you're falling apart. You feel stressed, overwhelmed, and everything is a struggle. No matter what you do it's never good enough. You're tired of feeling tired and ready for change. I specialize in helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. This may show up in your life as low self-esteem, difficulty staying motivated, or feeling overwhelmed by emotions. You've taken a big step in looking for help. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is an important part.
(231) 480-0323 View (231) 480-0323
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Traverse Health Clinic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified.
Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified.
(231) 935-0799 View (231) 935-0799
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Jessica Warpup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
My name is Jessica, and I'm hoping you will let me help you work through “every day” challenges to improve your relationships and daily functioning. I will work to provide an environment in which together you and I can work through your past and present struggles, coping mechanisms, and experiences in order to better understand your needs and ultimately yourself. This will help you to improve communication of your needs and thus your relationship(s) with others. I offer a secure place to be your authentic self where you can explore your history, self- and family values, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
My name is Jessica, and I'm hoping you will let me help you work through “every day” challenges to improve your relationships and daily functioning. I will work to provide an environment in which together you and I can work through your past and present struggles, coping mechanisms, and experiences in order to better understand your needs and ultimately yourself. This will help you to improve communication of your needs and thus your relationship(s) with others. I offer a secure place to be your authentic self where you can explore your history, self- and family values, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(231) 216-0291 View (231) 216-0291
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Kim Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
I love the work that I do in helping people learn how to find a fresh perspective on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. My gift is in my ability to easily connect with people and I create an environment where we work together to get results. In addition to face-to-face counseling, I am also a certified Life Coach and Tele-Counselor which means that we can work by phone/web, if needed. I have been practicing for over 20 years working with adults, couples, families and adolescents. I opened up Grace Counseling Professionals in an effort to bring counselors together to make a difference in our community.
I love the work that I do in helping people learn how to find a fresh perspective on where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. My gift is in my ability to easily connect with people and I create an environment where we work together to get results. In addition to face-to-face counseling, I am also a certified Life Coach and Tele-Counselor which means that we can work by phone/web, if needed. I have been practicing for over 20 years working with adults, couples, families and adolescents. I opened up Grace Counseling Professionals in an effort to bring counselors together to make a difference in our community.
(231) 399-1517 View (231) 399-1517
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Christine Clute
Counselor, MA, LLP, LPC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
The power to have the quality life and relationships that you desire is in your hands. It just takes courage to take the first step. If you feel lost in a maze that keeps ending up where you started, maybe you need a good guide who can help you arrive at a more satisfying destination. I can help you navigate through the challenges in life so that you end up with more positive results. ( PLEASE NOTE: I only work with individuals 20yrs+ old.)
The power to have the quality life and relationships that you desire is in your hands. It just takes courage to take the first step. If you feel lost in a maze that keeps ending up where you started, maybe you need a good guide who can help you arrive at a more satisfying destination. I can help you navigate through the challenges in life so that you end up with more positive results. ( PLEASE NOTE: I only work with individuals 20yrs+ old.)
(231) 225-4172 View (231) 225-4172
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Jessica Coles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
Striving for constant happiness often feels out of reach, but the path to genuine well-being is a journey worth taking. If you find yourself grappling with relationship difficulties, battling persistent anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed by life's uncertainties, I'm here to support you. My focus is on individuals who yearn to break free from their challenges. Together, we'll explore the roots of these struggles, aiming to empower you with the tools and insights needed to navigate life's complexities, fostering lasting resilience and a sense of fulfillment.
Striving for constant happiness often feels out of reach, but the path to genuine well-being is a journey worth taking. If you find yourself grappling with relationship difficulties, battling persistent anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed by life's uncertainties, I'm here to support you. My focus is on individuals who yearn to break free from their challenges. Together, we'll explore the roots of these struggles, aiming to empower you with the tools and insights needed to navigate life's complexities, fostering lasting resilience and a sense of fulfillment.
(231) 262-5709 View (231) 262-5709
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Emmy Hendry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CAADC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
Emmy believes that your well-being relies on achieving balance in all aspects of your life. This requires a whole health approach that will serve the mind, body, and soul. Emmy specializes in trauma; specifically sexual trauma, violence trauma, relationship trauma, and family/intergenerational trauma. Her primary specializations are working with individuals with attachment style issues, relationship issues, masculine and feminine energies, sex trauma/intimacy issues, anxiety disorders, and grief.
(231) 202-3837 View (231) 202-3837
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Kristen VanDerKolk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
I consider counseling a safe space to share struggles that we are facing in this world. Life can be hard, lonely, and overwhelming at times for all ages. Having support for yourself as you navigate through difficult feelings, situations, and decisions is what counseling provides. I believe that we all want to live at our true potential and sometimes that takes a refresh or deep look at how we are currently functioning. Life is a journey meant to be experienced with others.
(231) 259-9938 View (231) 259-9938
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Andrea Cassell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Are you just going through the motions of everyday life? Maybe you are so tired and exhausted or find yourself unfocused and overwhelmed, maybe even underwhelmed at the same time? You sacrifice your sleep, diet, and well-being for everyone else and are starting to feel the emotions of resentment and anger. It’s time to choose you. You want to enjoy this life again, free and refreshed.
Are you just going through the motions of everyday life? Maybe you are so tired and exhausted or find yourself unfocused and overwhelmed, maybe even underwhelmed at the same time? You sacrifice your sleep, diet, and well-being for everyone else and are starting to feel the emotions of resentment and anger. It’s time to choose you. You want to enjoy this life again, free and refreshed.
(231) 525-4660 View (231) 525-4660
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April Missias
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Are you or a loved one navigating overwhelming changes, grief, and painful losses? Life transitions—large and small—impact our daily lives and can leave us with sometimes conflicting feelings like anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, inadequacy, and uncertainty that prohibit us from being our true selves and may even create barriers in our relationships. As your counselor, I have experience working with individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones ranging from miscarriage, child loss, partner, and animal companions, and the challenges accompanying caring for a parent or loved one until their passing.
Are you or a loved one navigating overwhelming changes, grief, and painful losses? Life transitions—large and small—impact our daily lives and can leave us with sometimes conflicting feelings like anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, inadequacy, and uncertainty that prohibit us from being our true selves and may even create barriers in our relationships. As your counselor, I have experience working with individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones ranging from miscarriage, child loss, partner, and animal companions, and the challenges accompanying caring for a parent or loved one until their passing.
(231) 300-9592 View (231) 300-9592
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Traverse City
Counselor
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(231) 201-5513 View (231) 201-5513
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Shannon Grossman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Waitlist for new clients
I am accepting new clients! I work with many people who want to experience more joy, fulfillment, and connection in their life, yet feel stuck in states of emotional overwhelm, fear, panic, numbness, emptiness, or feelings of disconnection. You may have specific goals you want to work on in therapy, or not know exactly what direction you want to move in, just know something has to change. I will bring a calm energy to the therapy session and will help you make desired changes in your life, process traumatic experiences, or find acceptance.
I am accepting new clients! I work with many people who want to experience more joy, fulfillment, and connection in their life, yet feel stuck in states of emotional overwhelm, fear, panic, numbness, emptiness, or feelings of disconnection. You may have specific goals you want to work on in therapy, or not know exactly what direction you want to move in, just know something has to change. I will bring a calm energy to the therapy session and will help you make desired changes in your life, process traumatic experiences, or find acceptance.
(231) 225-9134 View (231) 225-9134

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 49686

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 49686 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Priority Health
51% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 49686 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49686?

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.