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Caring Compass, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is Pattie and I’m the founder of Caring Compass. I strive to empower young individuals and their families to navigate life’s challenges with strength, kindness and compassion. I’ve spent the last 20+ years working with children and families as a school social worker. My areas of clinical specialty include autism, pathological demand avoidance, developmental delays, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, parent coaching and IEP advocacy.
Hello and welcome. My name is Pattie and I’m the founder of Caring Compass. I strive to empower young individuals and their families to navigate life’s challenges with strength, kindness and compassion. I’ve spent the last 20+ years working with children and families as a school social worker. My areas of clinical specialty include autism, pathological demand avoidance, developmental delays, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral challenges, parent coaching and IEP advocacy.
(847) 447-2918 View (847) 447-2918
Photo of Judy Fudala, Counselor in 60007, IL
Judy Fudala
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone has times when feelings of being disconnected, sad, angry, overwhelmed, or anxious, get in the way of achieving happiness and growth. I can help you get back on track. My goal is to provide a respectful, caring and supportive environment. Together we will identify your strengths and build new strategies to deal with obstacles, so that you can lead a more satisfying and meaningful life. I want to empower you to develop ways to cope with stress, improve communication, and manage emotions and behaviors as you face life challenges.
Everyone has times when feelings of being disconnected, sad, angry, overwhelmed, or anxious, get in the way of achieving happiness and growth. I can help you get back on track. My goal is to provide a respectful, caring and supportive environment. Together we will identify your strengths and build new strategies to deal with obstacles, so that you can lead a more satisfying and meaningful life. I want to empower you to develop ways to cope with stress, improve communication, and manage emotions and behaviors as you face life challenges.
(847) 410-1026 View (847) 410-1026
Photo of Georgia D Andrianopoulos, Counselor in 60007, IL
Georgia D Andrianopoulos
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
How do you choose the right therapist? You want change, a smooth running productive life, but your usual patterns aren't working. The "right" mix between you and your therapist, is the most important predictor of successful results, but how do you find the "one" ideally suited for you? my 25 yrs have taught me to build the "ideal" therapy alliance for your unique issues. As college professor, author of "retrain your brain reshape your body", and physiologic psychologist I bring integrative approaches, incorporating physical factors, diet, stress, coping strategies, current life challenges and interpersonal relationships to help you thrive!.
How do you choose the right therapist? You want change, a smooth running productive life, but your usual patterns aren't working. The "right" mix between you and your therapist, is the most important predictor of successful results, but how do you find the "one" ideally suited for you? my 25 yrs have taught me to build the "ideal" therapy alliance for your unique issues. As college professor, author of "retrain your brain reshape your body", and physiologic psychologist I bring integrative approaches, incorporating physical factors, diet, stress, coping strategies, current life challenges and interpersonal relationships to help you thrive!.
(630) 388-8408 View (630) 388-8408
Photo of Dr. Eleni Malamis, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(847) 396-9758 View (847) 396-9758
Photo of Dr. Michele Sitorus, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Dr. Michele Sitorus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a change in your life? Living an intentional life is hard work, yet it is some of the best work that you can ever do. Through psychotherapy, I can guide you to use your resources in order to increase your self-awareness, improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, and create a path to the life you want. I am here to guide you in becoming your own master of personal growth. It is my privilege and honor to have the opportunity to join you on your personal journey towards a healthier and happier life.
Are you ready for a change in your life? Living an intentional life is hard work, yet it is some of the best work that you can ever do. Through psychotherapy, I can guide you to use your resources in order to increase your self-awareness, improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, and create a path to the life you want. I am here to guide you in becoming your own master of personal growth. It is my privilege and honor to have the opportunity to join you on your personal journey towards a healthier and happier life.
(847) 641-2490 View (847) 641-2490
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Dr. Amy D. Miller & Associates, Ltd.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
"Being a Psychologist has provided me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Each of us has our own personal story that is unique in how it cultivates & shapes our thoughts, feelings & beliefs about ourselves, others & the world. In a genuine & supportive environment, my clients talk about their story, & as it unfolds, we work together to explore, discover, & problem solve". I work well with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, & seniors. I provide individual, group, couple, & family psychotherapy. Specialties include Stress, Pain & Anger Management, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Depression, Family Therapy, Group Psychotherapy. I also provide Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing.
"Being a Psychologist has provided me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Each of us has our own personal story that is unique in how it cultivates & shapes our thoughts, feelings & beliefs about ourselves, others & the world. In a genuine & supportive environment, my clients talk about their story, & as it unfolds, we work together to explore, discover, & problem solve". I work well with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, & seniors. I provide individual, group, couple, & family psychotherapy. Specialties include Stress, Pain & Anger Management, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Depression, Family Therapy, Group Psychotherapy. I also provide Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing.
(847) 845-4045 View (847) 845-4045
Photo of Nutashia Baynes, Counselor in 60007, IL
Nutashia Baynes
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NBCC, CST
Verified Verified
Relationships can be a source of fulfillment to draw from in our lives. Often, however, miscommunication, old habits, physiological issues and daily stress create barriers preventing them from being a source of happiness and strength. Therapy can help break down barriers to improve communication, decrease conflict and increase emotional and physical intimacy. I specialize in the respectful and confidential treatment of relationship and sexual concerns. I believe in utilizing an open, honest, and sex-positive approach to help assess your unique personal goals and assist you in developing more positive and fulfilling relationships- with your self and with your partner.
Relationships can be a source of fulfillment to draw from in our lives. Often, however, miscommunication, old habits, physiological issues and daily stress create barriers preventing them from being a source of happiness and strength. Therapy can help break down barriers to improve communication, decrease conflict and increase emotional and physical intimacy. I specialize in the respectful and confidential treatment of relationship and sexual concerns. I believe in utilizing an open, honest, and sex-positive approach to help assess your unique personal goals and assist you in developing more positive and fulfilling relationships- with your self and with your partner.
(773) 231-5430 View (773) 231-5430
Photo of Kate Messier, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60007, IL
Kate Messier
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Everyone needs a little help sometimes on their journey toward mental well-being. I am here to create a safe environment that will support you on your path toward change. Whether you are seeking help for your family, your relationship, or yourself, I want to be on your team.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes on their journey toward mental well-being. I am here to create a safe environment that will support you on your path toward change. Whether you are seeking help for your family, your relationship, or yourself, I want to be on your team.
(847) 984-3054 View (847) 984-3054
Photo of Arlington Psychological Services, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Arlington Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you or your family having problems? Arlington Psychological treats many concerns, especially Anxiety, Depression, Anger, and Couples' Issues. Are you having problems with intrusive thoughts, intense fears and worries, difficulties with sadness and grief, poor focus? How about chronic irritability, frustration, or family arguments? These problems can affect school, work, or your home life. We treat all school aged children, young adults, college students, and adults, including career professionals, couples, and families. Our experts have unique specialties that can help.
Are you or your family having problems? Arlington Psychological treats many concerns, especially Anxiety, Depression, Anger, and Couples' Issues. Are you having problems with intrusive thoughts, intense fears and worries, difficulties with sadness and grief, poor focus? How about chronic irritability, frustration, or family arguments? These problems can affect school, work, or your home life. We treat all school aged children, young adults, college students, and adults, including career professionals, couples, and families. Our experts have unique specialties that can help.
(312) 697-3842 View (312) 697-3842
Photo of Ortensia Napolitano, Counselor in 60007, IL
Ortensia Napolitano
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
You can feel better! Imagine what life would be like if you felt free of anxiety, anger, and depression. Any difficult emotion or situation you may be struggling with can cause you to feel "stuck" and helpless. The negative thoughts and unhelpful behavior patterns you fall into create obstacles and challenges in your life. All of that can be changed. You can meet your goals and live a happy successful life. I would like to help you make that happen. Together we will identify the thoughts and behaviors that create misery instead of happiness.
You can feel better! Imagine what life would be like if you felt free of anxiety, anger, and depression. Any difficult emotion or situation you may be struggling with can cause you to feel "stuck" and helpless. The negative thoughts and unhelpful behavior patterns you fall into create obstacles and challenges in your life. All of that can be changed. You can meet your goals and live a happy successful life. I would like to help you make that happen. Together we will identify the thoughts and behaviors that create misery instead of happiness.
(847) 453-3869 View (847) 453-3869
Photo of Dawn Whetstine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60007, IL
Dawn Whetstine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Whether your goal is to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better about yourself, I want to join you on a journey of self-discovery. I work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping you decrease emotional distress in your life in order to restore purpose and connection. I will help you develop healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible, reflecting my belief that you are the expert of your own life.
Whether your goal is to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better about yourself, I want to join you on a journey of self-discovery. I work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping you decrease emotional distress in your life in order to restore purpose and connection. I will help you develop healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible, reflecting my belief that you are the expert of your own life.
(312) 548-1556 View (312) 548-1556
Photo of Ray S Kim, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Ray S Kim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I view my role as guiding individuals along a journey of self-discovery and growth. I assist people in gaining insight into their issues and finding solutions to their problems by providing direction, encouragement, support, and hope. In order for positive changes to occur, a person must begin to modify his or her dysfunctional thinking patterns and unhealthy behaviors. From a solution focused approach, I work with my clients in a collaborative relationship to strengthen their sense of self and improve their quality of life.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I view my role as guiding individuals along a journey of self-discovery and growth. I assist people in gaining insight into their issues and finding solutions to their problems by providing direction, encouragement, support, and hope. In order for positive changes to occur, a person must begin to modify his or her dysfunctional thinking patterns and unhealthy behaviors. From a solution focused approach, I work with my clients in a collaborative relationship to strengthen their sense of self and improve their quality of life.
(847) 868-3606 View (847) 868-3606
Photo of Ralph Whetstine Psy.D. Acht, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Ralph Whetstine Psy.D. Acht
Psychologist, PsyD, ACHT
Verified Verified
What do you require most to navigate your life through the labyrinth of work, relationships and community? I am available to explore your questions with you, and to support you to awaken to your own potential. I believe we are all striving to achieve a sense of authentic happiness, fulfillment, and joy in all we do. Yet, sometimes we find that beliefs we hold, thoughts we think, or the habits that come to govern our actions fail to bring us the outcomes we desire. I enjoy working with people who want to learn how to access their inner experience for forward movement toward positive life changes.
What do you require most to navigate your life through the labyrinth of work, relationships and community? I am available to explore your questions with you, and to support you to awaken to your own potential. I believe we are all striving to achieve a sense of authentic happiness, fulfillment, and joy in all we do. Yet, sometimes we find that beliefs we hold, thoughts we think, or the habits that come to govern our actions fail to bring us the outcomes we desire. I enjoy working with people who want to learn how to access their inner experience for forward movement toward positive life changes.
(708) 258-5390 View (708) 258-5390
Photo of Amy Croft, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60007, IL
Amy Croft
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Self-respect and freedom are possible! I know what it's like to do the painful work of facing my fears and telling my story. I am caring, authentic, honest, and approachable and believe the relationship between counselor and client can truly be transformational, healing and life-giving. I incorporate 12 step recovery, trauma resolution, and faith-based interventions in sessions and groups as appropriate ... always mindful of my client's perspectives and needs.
Self-respect and freedom are possible! I know what it's like to do the painful work of facing my fears and telling my story. I am caring, authentic, honest, and approachable and believe the relationship between counselor and client can truly be transformational, healing and life-giving. I incorporate 12 step recovery, trauma resolution, and faith-based interventions in sessions and groups as appropriate ... always mindful of my client's perspectives and needs.
(847) 416-2697 View (847) 416-2697
Photo of Lisa Franz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60007, IL
Lisa Franz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, PEL, IL, and AZ
Verified Verified
My ideal client is the individual adolescent, individual adult or family system facing challenging experiences and needing skilled guidance getting back to homeostasis. Homeostasis are the needed variables that help regulate the individual and or family system toward stability. I encourage clients to form an alliance with me, allowing safe, and vulnerable therapeutic experiences to occur . Once our alliance is safely formed, we will work interactively, to gain understanding, develop skills and revisit challenges. Challenges that are safely exposed, processed and skillfully revisited, allow self-awareness and self - acceptance to become incorporated into the whole self, increasing the quality of ones' life.
My ideal client is the individual adolescent, individual adult or family system facing challenging experiences and needing skilled guidance getting back to homeostasis. Homeostasis are the needed variables that help regulate the individual and or family system toward stability. I encourage clients to form an alliance with me, allowing safe, and vulnerable therapeutic experiences to occur . Once our alliance is safely formed, we will work interactively, to gain understanding, develop skills and revisit challenges. Challenges that are safely exposed, processed and skillfully revisited, allow self-awareness and self - acceptance to become incorporated into the whole self, increasing the quality of ones' life.
(847) 565-2435 View (847) 565-2435
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Andrea F Benn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I have worked in the area of mental health for over thirty years: first as a special educator and then as a licensed clinical psychologist serving children, adults and couples from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. I am ecclectic in approach using elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is critical for change and that the work must be done in a setting of trust and mutual respect. My special interests include working with individuals and couples on relationship issues and problems related to self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
I have worked in the area of mental health for over thirty years: first as a special educator and then as a licensed clinical psychologist serving children, adults and couples from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. I am ecclectic in approach using elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is critical for change and that the work must be done in a setting of trust and mutual respect. My special interests include working with individuals and couples on relationship issues and problems related to self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
(847) 920-7380 View (847) 920-7380
Photo of Phillip M Licata, Counselor in 60007, IL
Phillip M Licata
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
If you are looking for a therapist, it can be a very difficult choice. It is a deeply personal relationship, because that person will know you as well as anyone. The relationship is about functioning with less stress and anxiety, without depression holding you down, with relationships that are honest and healthy, and with real connection to family, friends and your highest self. Therapy is a conversation with yourself, facilitated by another, to bring about change in some area of your life. Change your mind and change your life! LGBTQ friendly and experienced. Tele-Health ready
If you are looking for a therapist, it can be a very difficult choice. It is a deeply personal relationship, because that person will know you as well as anyone. The relationship is about functioning with less stress and anxiety, without depression holding you down, with relationships that are honest and healthy, and with real connection to family, friends and your highest self. Therapy is a conversation with yourself, facilitated by another, to bring about change in some area of your life. Change your mind and change your life! LGBTQ friendly and experienced. Tele-Health ready
(847) 404-0937 View (847) 404-0937
Photo of Ximena Torres, Psychologist in 60007, IL
Ximena Torres
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
"I work on providing individualized treatment to those who wish to explore ways to overcome obstacles or change behaviors interfering with their lives. The thought of therapy can be daunting. However, we can find freedom in better understanding our thoughts and emotions that lead to maladaptive behaviors and negative thinking patterns."
"I work on providing individualized treatment to those who wish to explore ways to overcome obstacles or change behaviors interfering with their lives. The thought of therapy can be daunting. However, we can find freedom in better understanding our thoughts and emotions that lead to maladaptive behaviors and negative thinking patterns."
(847) 416-2966 View (847) 416-2966
Photo of Relationship Solutions Center, P.C., Psychologist in 60007, IL
Relationship Solutions Center, P.C.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Relationship Solutions Center focuses on improving self-esteem and how self-esteem impacts your mental health concerns/disorder, developing a lifelong plan for managing your symptoms, understanding the factors that influenced your self-esteem and working to repair challenging and reframing your thoughts, strengthening your communication skills or learning to create and maintain healthy boundaries. Our specialties are Alternative Dispute Resolution, Alternative Sexualities, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Depression and Relationship Counseling.
Relationship Solutions Center focuses on improving self-esteem and how self-esteem impacts your mental health concerns/disorder, developing a lifelong plan for managing your symptoms, understanding the factors that influenced your self-esteem and working to repair challenging and reframing your thoughts, strengthening your communication skills or learning to create and maintain healthy boundaries. Our specialties are Alternative Dispute Resolution, Alternative Sexualities, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Depression and Relationship Counseling.
(331) 219-6568 View (331) 219-6568
Antoinette M Krakowski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
I have been a practicing, licensed clinical psychologist for 25 years. My specialty is utilizing an eclectic approach, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. Whatever the technique, it is important to have the approach fit the individual and his/her own challenges and strengths. It is essential that this is a collaborative effort in the journey of managing one's emotions in various life situations and tapping into one's inner resources to heal and feel better. I'm an active participant and with support and professional guidance and different strategies in coping, an individual can become aware and make positive life choices.
I have been a practicing, licensed clinical psychologist for 25 years. My specialty is utilizing an eclectic approach, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. Whatever the technique, it is important to have the approach fit the individual and his/her own challenges and strengths. It is essential that this is a collaborative effort in the journey of managing one's emotions in various life situations and tapping into one's inner resources to heal and feel better. I'm an active participant and with support and professional guidance and different strategies in coping, an individual can become aware and make positive life choices.
(847) 416-0067 View (847) 416-0067

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60007

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60007 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
65% Anger Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60007 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60007?

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.