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Christine McCasey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
My name is Dr. Christine McCasey, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin. My approach is often to provide an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and heard each time you spend time with me. I like working with clients who have had unfortunate or hurtful events or experiences, including those who have no idea what could be the matter with them. This category could be vast, but the result often is that unseen pain is universal and does not choose personality, age, or stages in life.
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Daniel Dashner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
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Taylor Pinne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Taylor Pinne, MSW, LCSW Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that works from a person-centered approach. I meet the clients where they are at and assist with learning tools to cope with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The types of clients that I typically work with are clients that are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I typically see patients between the ages of 18-65. I utilize therapy approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused and person-centered.
Taylor Pinne, MSW, LCSW Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that works from a person-centered approach. I meet the clients where they are at and assist with learning tools to cope with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The types of clients that I typically work with are clients that are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I typically see patients between the ages of 18-65. I utilize therapy approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused and person-centered.
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Deborah Thoennes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Hello, I am Deborah Thoennes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am passionate about helping others to experience faith, hope, and joy in their lives. We are human, and knowing what is and isn't in our control is empowering.
Hello, I am Deborah Thoennes. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am passionate about helping others to experience faith, hope, and joy in their lives. We are human, and knowing what is and isn't in our control is empowering.
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Courtney M Lalond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
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Jaclene Newell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Hello there! :) I am Jaclene Newell (Jac-lean), as the pronunciation name. I am licensed as a licensed professional counselor with a specialization in forensics here in Wisconsin. My great compassion is to bring healing to those who are experiencing life's difficulties and guide my clients through the obstacles life often presents to us. I help many clients including adolescents, couples, adults, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves, strengthen their relationships, to become their most radiant selves as they work through their trauma, depression, anxiety, and stressors.
Hello there! :) I am Jaclene Newell (Jac-lean), as the pronunciation name. I am licensed as a licensed professional counselor with a specialization in forensics here in Wisconsin. My great compassion is to bring healing to those who are experiencing life's difficulties and guide my clients through the obstacles life often presents to us. I help many clients including adolescents, couples, adults, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves, strengthen their relationships, to become their most radiant selves as they work through their trauma, depression, anxiety, and stressors.
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Anthony F Werth Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Anthony is a licensed psychotherapist with 26 years of clinical experience practicing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, holistic psychotherapy. Anthony is aware that this is not everyone's cup of tea. He has worked as a clinical operations supervisor/director for outpatient mental health clinics, AODA programs, and corrections facilities. Most of Anthony's career has been addressing substance addictions, adjustment disorders, and trauma recovery. Anthony has experienced a diverse work history that includes service in the US Navy, as a paramedic, police officer, and crisis worker.
Anthony is a licensed psychotherapist with 26 years of clinical experience practicing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, holistic psychotherapy. Anthony is aware that this is not everyone's cup of tea. He has worked as a clinical operations supervisor/director for outpatient mental health clinics, AODA programs, and corrections facilities. Most of Anthony's career has been addressing substance addictions, adjustment disorders, and trauma recovery. Anthony has experienced a diverse work history that includes service in the US Navy, as a paramedic, police officer, and crisis worker.
(414) 626-1097 View (414) 626-1097
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Karen Loka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Karen Loka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Eau Claire, WI area, working with clients in MN, WI and IA via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, difficulty sleeping, and grief and loss. I use Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients navigate a forward path. I have found my style of therapy is best suited to adults that are dealing with transitional and chronic health challenges to develop a more positive outlook on life.
My name is Karen Loka, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Eau Claire, WI area, working with clients in MN, WI and IA via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, difficulty sleeping, and grief and loss. I use Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients navigate a forward path. I have found my style of therapy is best suited to adults that are dealing with transitional and chronic health challenges to develop a more positive outlook on life.
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Loria Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Hi, my name is Loria Boone. I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience in behavioral health. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavioral therapy. This is an evidence-based practice used to treat an array of concerns including borderline personality disorder, self-harm, interpersonal issues, and difficulty coping with life stressors. I approach therapy collaboratively. My clients are the experts in their own lives. I use dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to increase mindfulness, build insight, and teach skills.
Hi, my name is Loria Boone. I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience in behavioral health. I am intensively trained in dialectical behavioral therapy. This is an evidence-based practice used to treat an array of concerns including borderline personality disorder, self-harm, interpersonal issues, and difficulty coping with life stressors. I approach therapy collaboratively. My clients are the experts in their own lives. I use dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to increase mindfulness, build insight, and teach skills.
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Kayla Veness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Hello! My name is Kayla Veness and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Wisconsin. My approach is gentle yet direct within session so that my clients can feel validated and reach their personal mental health goals. I find great joy working with a variety of clients and I especially enjoy working with couples or adult women.
Hello! My name is Kayla Veness and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Wisconsin. My approach is gentle yet direct within session so that my clients can feel validated and reach their personal mental health goals. I find great joy working with a variety of clients and I especially enjoy working with couples or adult women.
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Stephen Feest
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Stephen Feest, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy as person-centered and establishing strengths before addressing distress. In my therapeutic approach, I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to use methods and skills from other theoretical approaches such as DBT if I feel it will benefit the patient. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and the geriatric populations. I enjoy working with patients on self-improvement, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment disorders.
My name is Stephen Feest, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy as person-centered and establishing strengths before addressing distress. In my therapeutic approach, I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to use methods and skills from other theoretical approaches such as DBT if I feel it will benefit the patient. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and the geriatric populations. I enjoy working with patients on self-improvement, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment disorders.
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Ryan Larkey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
Many of us struggle daily with issues like anxiety, stress, depression, anger or just feeling misunderstood. We may feel stuck and ashamed at our inability to just will ourselves into being "better". This internal suffering is so common, but the good news is we all possess an internal capacity for change. It hurts to feel "stuck", but making changes can also be hard to do on our own. I have years of experience working with folks with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, stress and other personal challenges. I am specially trained and committed to supporting clients in the LGBTQ community and immigrant populations.
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Shawna Reiter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Shawna Reiter, and I was born to advocate for people. I started with an education in treating substance use disorders and worked my way up to a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. I then got a master's in social work and became credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dually credentialed to treat substance use disorders and all types of mental illnesses.
My name is Shawna Reiter, and I was born to advocate for people. I started with an education in treating substance use disorders and worked my way up to a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. I then got a master's in social work and became credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dually credentialed to treat substance use disorders and all types of mental illnesses.
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Lori Marhefke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Welcome! My name is Lori Marhefke. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Wisconsin. My approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered. I typically focus on anxiety, panic, grief, trauma, and shame. I work with a variety of clients. Most of my clients are facing very stressful life transitions related to work, school, or family. I am comfortable treating anxiety, panic, grief, trauma and shame.
Welcome! My name is Lori Marhefke. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Wisconsin. My approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered. I typically focus on anxiety, panic, grief, trauma, and shame. I work with a variety of clients. Most of my clients are facing very stressful life transitions related to work, school, or family. I am comfortable treating anxiety, panic, grief, trauma and shame.
(414) 246-4121 View (414) 246-4121
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Rachel Napierala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor who received my undergraduate and master's degree from the University of WI-Milwaukee. I started providing therapy in 1998 and work with adolescents aged 14 and older, adults and couples. My specialties include depression, anxiety, infertility/adoption concerns; and marriage and family issues. I believe in empowering individuals to identify their strengths and to assist in self-directed change. I have had multiple life experiences that have challenged my wellbeing only to grow stronger as a person. I am the mother of two wonderful children.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified substance abuse counselor who received my undergraduate and master's degree from the University of WI-Milwaukee. I started providing therapy in 1998 and work with adolescents aged 14 and older, adults and couples. My specialties include depression, anxiety, infertility/adoption concerns; and marriage and family issues. I believe in empowering individuals to identify their strengths and to assist in self-directed change. I have had multiple life experiences that have challenged my wellbeing only to grow stronger as a person. I am the mother of two wonderful children.
(414) 509-0468 View (414) 509-0468
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Kevin Wahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) who provides mental health therapy services to adults. His practice is LGBT friendly and promotes racial and ethnic equality. He has experience working with individuals with various diagnoses that range from anxiety, depression, and substance use concerns. He welcomes working with individuals with persistent mental health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis. Kevin uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Kohutian Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
(414) 928-2325 View (414) 928-2325
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Angela Povletich
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Angela is a behavioral health and substance abuse counselor who received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University. She has extensive experience providing therapy for adults, both individually and in a group setting. Angela has worked as a behavioral health and substance abuse social worker and therapist since 2012. Angela's specialties include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. She is trained as an art therapist and values creative expression as a form of healing. Angela uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address thought and behavior patterns.
Angela is a behavioral health and substance abuse counselor who received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University. She has extensive experience providing therapy for adults, both individually and in a group setting. Angela has worked as a behavioral health and substance abuse social worker and therapist since 2012. Angela's specialties include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. She is trained as an art therapist and values creative expression as a form of healing. Angela uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address thought and behavior patterns.
(414) 441-5439 View (414) 441-5439
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Amy Kistner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
Amy has been providing psychotherapy services since 2003, focusing on women's issues and reproductive health, the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients, anxiety and depression and work with teenagers and young adults. Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her children and two dogs.
(414) 348-4679 View (414) 348-4679
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Jennifer Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
(414) 348-4715 View (414) 348-4715
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Steven Petrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Steven has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults with a specialization in children, adolescents and families. Areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder, depression, grief, anxiety, and school-related problems. He enjoys working with families and believes that parents need to be an integral part of the treatment process. Mr. Petrie works collaboratively with his patients to develop treatment goals that capitalize on their strengths and to develop solutions for the problems they bring to therapy.
Steven has more than thirty-five years of clinical experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults with a specialization in children, adolescents and families. Areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder, depression, grief, anxiety, and school-related problems. He enjoys working with families and believes that parents need to be an integral part of the treatment process. Mr. Petrie works collaboratively with his patients to develop treatment goals that capitalize on their strengths and to develop solutions for the problems they bring to therapy.
(414) 348-4651 View (414) 348-4651

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Number of Therapists in 53215

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 53215 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
58% Trauma and PTSD
55% Life Transitions
52% Grief
42% Relationship Issues
37% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 53215 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53215?

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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.