Photo of Kayla M Hoover, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60430, IL
Kayla M Hoover
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Our minds and bodies hold the experiences of our lives, and sometimes the emotions behind these experiences can get stuck within us and disrupt our lives. As an art therapist, I want to help you release these emotions through various art-making processes that engage your senses. Together we will creatively explore thoughts, emotions, and relationships, and set goals. I work with clients of all ages and abilities. I have a passion for working with individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities. I want to empower you by offering alternative ways of creating art and looking at the world, yourself.
Our minds and bodies hold the experiences of our lives, and sometimes the emotions behind these experiences can get stuck within us and disrupt our lives. As an art therapist, I want to help you release these emotions through various art-making processes that engage your senses. Together we will creatively explore thoughts, emotions, and relationships, and set goals. I work with clients of all ages and abilities. I have a passion for working with individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities. I want to empower you by offering alternative ways of creating art and looking at the world, yourself.
(708) 840-8697 View (708) 840-8697
Photo of Cyndie Penrose, Counselor in 60430, IL
Cyndie Penrose
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
You cant seem to make decisions even though you know how. You try to stay focused, but your mind is spinning. Anxiety and thoughts that you aren’t good enough surface, you feel defeated. You used to feel like you were on track, but somewhere something happened and now you cant “adult”. You don’t put yourself first, no one taught you. Your partner’s needs go before yours; you entertain people who aren’t right. You ask yourself, how do other people do this? Meanwhile I’m forgetting/avoiding important tasks and I’m not the person I wanted to be by now”? Everyone thinks that your life is together. They have no idea of your truth.
You cant seem to make decisions even though you know how. You try to stay focused, but your mind is spinning. Anxiety and thoughts that you aren’t good enough surface, you feel defeated. You used to feel like you were on track, but somewhere something happened and now you cant “adult”. You don’t put yourself first, no one taught you. Your partner’s needs go before yours; you entertain people who aren’t right. You ask yourself, how do other people do this? Meanwhile I’m forgetting/avoiding important tasks and I’m not the person I wanted to be by now”? Everyone thinks that your life is together. They have no idea of your truth.
(708) 249-3010 View (708) 249-3010
Photo of Anne Ouwinga, Counselor in 60430, IL
Anne Ouwinga
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
I am accepting Telehealth clients only at this time. My goal in therapy is for you to discover a new skill set so you can become a better version of you. We will work together to achieve your needs. I have master’s degree in Community Counseling and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in IL and WA state. My specialties range from anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions to relationships and family conflict.
I am accepting Telehealth clients only at this time. My goal in therapy is for you to discover a new skill set so you can become a better version of you. We will work together to achieve your needs. I have master’s degree in Community Counseling and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in IL and WA state. My specialties range from anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions to relationships and family conflict.
(708) 792-2899 View (708) 792-2899
Photo of Angela Jones-Acosta, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60430, IL
Angela Jones-Acosta
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CACD, CODP II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with painful and overpowering emotions, hurtful beliefs about yourself, regrets about the past, or difficulty controlling behaviors you want to stop? If so, there is hope. Whether you're seeking support to heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, boost your self-esteem, or navigate life's transitions, I am here to guide you. I work to provide a safe, empathetic, and collaborative space. We can explore your experiences, cultivate coping strategies, and work towards building a more resilient and fulfilling future.
Do you find yourself struggling with painful and overpowering emotions, hurtful beliefs about yourself, regrets about the past, or difficulty controlling behaviors you want to stop? If so, there is hope. Whether you're seeking support to heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, boost your self-esteem, or navigate life's transitions, I am here to guide you. I work to provide a safe, empathetic, and collaborative space. We can explore your experiences, cultivate coping strategies, and work towards building a more resilient and fulfilling future.
(312) 598-0242 View (312) 598-0242
Photo of Linda Osei, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60430, IL
Linda Osei
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Have you ever felt like you’re sinking into quicksand while grappling with the weight of depression and anxiety? If so, I am here to partner with you by offering a lifeline through the turbulent terrain of the mind. Not only will I serve as your therapist, I will also be a passionate guide on a mission to help pull you out of the quicksand and on to solid ground.
Have you ever felt like you’re sinking into quicksand while grappling with the weight of depression and anxiety? If so, I am here to partner with you by offering a lifeline through the turbulent terrain of the mind. Not only will I serve as your therapist, I will also be a passionate guide on a mission to help pull you out of the quicksand and on to solid ground.
(708) 734-4066 View (708) 734-4066
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Cicely Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
Not accepting new clients
How are you? No really, how are YOU? How often are you asked this question towards yourself or regarding your family and you answer with “fine”, “great”, “we’re good”, or “I’m great”, knowing that couldn’t be further from the truth? Are you or someone in your family really fighting something that would take too much time or too personal to unpack with friends or family? Is it easier for you to pretend that things are great, hoping that they eventually pass?
How are you? No really, how are YOU? How often are you asked this question towards yourself or regarding your family and you answer with “fine”, “great”, “we’re good”, or “I’m great”, knowing that couldn’t be further from the truth? Are you or someone in your family really fighting something that would take too much time or too personal to unpack with friends or family? Is it easier for you to pretend that things are great, hoping that they eventually pass?
(708) 766-8870 View (708) 766-8870
Photo of Stephanie Muro, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60430, IL
Stephanie Muro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
If you're navigating the challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or significant life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth. Together, we will work to understand and address the complexities of trauma, improve emotion regulation, enhance your self-esteem, and navigate the transitions that may be causing distress. My aim is to empower you with tools and insights that foster resilience and well-being. Seeking support is a courageous step, and I am committed to walking alongside you as you navigate these challenges and work towards a more peaceful life.
If you're navigating the challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or significant life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth. Together, we will work to understand and address the complexities of trauma, improve emotion regulation, enhance your self-esteem, and navigate the transitions that may be causing distress. My aim is to empower you with tools and insights that foster resilience and well-being. Seeking support is a courageous step, and I am committed to walking alongside you as you navigate these challenges and work towards a more peaceful life.
(708) 972-0814 View (708) 972-0814
Photo of Breanna Hollie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60430, IL
Breanna Hollie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Life can be tough, add significant life transitions and you have a beautiful challenge, that deserves to be celebrated. The positive thing is that you don't have to navigate this adventure by yourself. My passion is empowering my clients to see their strengths and their ability to handle different stages of their lives. I believe in developing a supportive therapeutic relationship with my clients and view it as a partnership. I believe therapy should be a place where they can be comfortable to be themselves and come as they are.
Life can be tough, add significant life transitions and you have a beautiful challenge, that deserves to be celebrated. The positive thing is that you don't have to navigate this adventure by yourself. My passion is empowering my clients to see their strengths and their ability to handle different stages of their lives. I believe in developing a supportive therapeutic relationship with my clients and view it as a partnership. I believe therapy should be a place where they can be comfortable to be themselves and come as they are.
(708) 816-5467 View (708) 816-5467
Photo of Kenitra L Woods, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60430, IL
Kenitra L Woods
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Feeling completely stuck with a never-ending list of tasks. The tasks never stop. This person needs you. The job wants more of you. You find yourself endlessly scrolling to numb the creeping dread that's eating away at you. Overwhelm has turned into paralyzing shame, keeping you trapped in a cycle of pain and dread. Each day feels heavier and more sluggish, making it even harder to rise from your bed or leave the couch. The life you once dreamed of feels further away than ever. How did I get here? You blame life, circumstances but most of all yourself. You always have to carry the responsibilities for everything and everyone.
Feeling completely stuck with a never-ending list of tasks. The tasks never stop. This person needs you. The job wants more of you. You find yourself endlessly scrolling to numb the creeping dread that's eating away at you. Overwhelm has turned into paralyzing shame, keeping you trapped in a cycle of pain and dread. Each day feels heavier and more sluggish, making it even harder to rise from your bed or leave the couch. The life you once dreamed of feels further away than ever. How did I get here? You blame life, circumstances but most of all yourself. You always have to carry the responsibilities for everything and everyone.
(708) 729-5479 View (708) 729-5479
Photo of Carly N. Jones in 60430, IL
Carly N. Jones
EdD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Together on the outside but feeling like a wreck on the inside? Some days, you feel like you are hanging on by a thread. Life hasn’t entirely panned out the way you thought it would. Overwhelmed by self-doubt and worry, that inner critic won’t go away. You appear fine but feel like the smallest thing might break you, expose you. The shame in the pit of your stomach continues to grow. What will others say? What will they think? Together, let's unravel that knot of the past and ease your tension. Let's work together on ways to feel better now while also getting to the root of your discomfort so you can be free to enjoy this moment!
Together on the outside but feeling like a wreck on the inside? Some days, you feel like you are hanging on by a thread. Life hasn’t entirely panned out the way you thought it would. Overwhelmed by self-doubt and worry, that inner critic won’t go away. You appear fine but feel like the smallest thing might break you, expose you. The shame in the pit of your stomach continues to grow. What will others say? What will they think? Together, let's unravel that knot of the past and ease your tension. Let's work together on ways to feel better now while also getting to the root of your discomfort so you can be free to enjoy this moment!
(708) 564-3061 View (708) 564-3061
Photo of Yolanda M Ansari, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60430, IL
Yolanda M Ansari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
You are looking for space. Space to feel. Space to think. Space to question. And yet it seems like every inch of space you have is given to people around you, your family, your job, your faith and there is no space left. And you are tired, burnt out and grasping for something, but you are not even sure what that might be. You have tried the discipline, the goal setting, the "fake it til you make it," the busyness, the books, the podcasts, the rigidity, the perfection, the formulas, the positivity, and yet you still feel stuck and without hope. Is this really what life is going to be like forever? No! It doesn't have to be like this.
You are looking for space. Space to feel. Space to think. Space to question. And yet it seems like every inch of space you have is given to people around you, your family, your job, your faith and there is no space left. And you are tired, burnt out and grasping for something, but you are not even sure what that might be. You have tried the discipline, the goal setting, the "fake it til you make it," the busyness, the books, the podcasts, the rigidity, the perfection, the formulas, the positivity, and yet you still feel stuck and without hope. Is this really what life is going to be like forever? No! It doesn't have to be like this.
(708) 722-7619 View (708) 722-7619
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Caroline Rosales
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
"I never thought of it like that..." This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside of the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches to their problems. As a therapist, I enjoy working with people to help them reach their personal goals. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds with focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ+, behavioral issues, relationship issues and family problems. I often use humor and problem solving in a relaxed setting to build trust in therapy and make therapy comfortable and even enjoyable.
"I never thought of it like that..." This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside of the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches to their problems. As a therapist, I enjoy working with people to help them reach their personal goals. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds with focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ+, behavioral issues, relationship issues and family problems. I often use humor and problem solving in a relaxed setting to build trust in therapy and make therapy comfortable and even enjoyable.
(708) 272-1752 x001 View (708) 272-1752 x001
Photo of Jennifer Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60430, IL
Jennifer Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPSC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
I am a counselor who is filled with compassion, patience, kindness, understanding, grace, wisdom, and love. I value family, loyalty, respect, integrity, equity, and accountability. I encourage a healthy lifestyle in all areas of an individual's life. I believe everyone can obtain serenity in life if they are willing and open to put in the work, time, faith, and dedication. I am dedicated to all of my clients and their counseling journey. I strive to help them overcome the thickness of darkness that may be surrounding them during their challenging time.
I am a counselor who is filled with compassion, patience, kindness, understanding, grace, wisdom, and love. I value family, loyalty, respect, integrity, equity, and accountability. I encourage a healthy lifestyle in all areas of an individual's life. I believe everyone can obtain serenity in life if they are willing and open to put in the work, time, faith, and dedication. I am dedicated to all of my clients and their counseling journey. I strive to help them overcome the thickness of darkness that may be surrounding them during their challenging time.
(708) 740-5781 View (708) 740-5781
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Erika Lewis
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
The goal of Heal Thyself Counseling Services is to create a supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their own emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential by meeting each client where they are most comfortable - at their home, in office, or online. I have professionally served individuals, families, and children for more than 6 years. Using cognitive therapy techniques and psycho-education as the backbone for treatment planning, I can help you develop a clear plan for improving your life and important life relationships.
The goal of Heal Thyself Counseling Services is to create a supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their own emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential by meeting each client where they are most comfortable - at their home, in office, or online. I have professionally served individuals, families, and children for more than 6 years. Using cognitive therapy techniques and psycho-education as the backbone for treatment planning, I can help you develop a clear plan for improving your life and important life relationships.
(708) 816-5365 View (708) 816-5365
Photo of Sarah-Ashley Greer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60430, IL
Sarah-Ashley Greer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a welcoming and calm therapeutic environment, using a holistic approach. And by incorporating mindfulness techniques, to help you acknowledge the present moment, developing a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Telehealth Only
My goal is to create a welcoming and calm therapeutic environment, using a holistic approach. And by incorporating mindfulness techniques, to help you acknowledge the present moment, developing a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Telehealth Only
(708) 627-8598 View (708) 627-8598
Photo of Shelby Pupo, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60430, IL
Shelby Pupo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
(708) 394-7501 View (708) 394-7501
Photo of Sarah Neuhaus, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60430, IL
Sarah Neuhaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
I work with clients of all ages, but I have a focus in working with teens and young adults. I have a strong passion in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, or those questioning their identity. I use a client-centered approach; I want you to get the most out of therapy by using techniques that are best suited for you as an individual. I have experience working with various diagnoses including clients starting out their gender transition journey, reunification, anger management, couples counseling, family counseling, and victims of domestic violence.
I work with clients of all ages, but I have a focus in working with teens and young adults. I have a strong passion in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, or those questioning their identity. I use a client-centered approach; I want you to get the most out of therapy by using techniques that are best suited for you as an individual. I have experience working with various diagnoses including clients starting out their gender transition journey, reunification, anger management, couples counseling, family counseling, and victims of domestic violence.
(708) 726-0763 View (708) 726-0763
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Nexus Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
You feel lost. Entirely alone in your struggles, like no one can understand what you’re going through. You desperately wish you had a better handle on things and feel like a failure for your shortcomings. But this problem isn’t unique. The experience is so common that there are memes about it. Everyone struggles; it’s perfectly normal. Of course, knowing that doesn’t make those thoughts and feelings go away. But that’s where we come in.
You feel lost. Entirely alone in your struggles, like no one can understand what you’re going through. You desperately wish you had a better handle on things and feel like a failure for your shortcomings. But this problem isn’t unique. The experience is so common that there are memes about it. Everyone struggles; it’s perfectly normal. Of course, knowing that doesn’t make those thoughts and feelings go away. But that’s where we come in.
(773) 570-1266 View (773) 570-1266
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Bradley Counseling & Consulting LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CRADC, CODP II, PCGC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
The journey called life can be very painful. It has been one of the greatest rewards of my life to see people who have been negatively impacted by relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns turn their situation around . The power to change our life course, habits, and perceptions sometimes appears to be a never ending struggle. I indeed applaud you for reaching out because it reaffirms that people are not giving up and giving in to their situations.
The journey called life can be very painful. It has been one of the greatest rewards of my life to see people who have been negatively impacted by relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns turn their situation around . The power to change our life course, habits, and perceptions sometimes appears to be a never ending struggle. I indeed applaud you for reaching out because it reaffirms that people are not giving up and giving in to their situations.
(708) 518-3728 View (708) 518-3728
Photo of Antionette Fisher, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60430, IL
Antionette Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Are you navigating the challenges of addiction, trauma, depression, or low self-esteem? I specialize in working with adults facing these interconnected experiences and I’m here to help you. Together, we will work towards understanding the underlying factors that caused these challenges to arise, developing coping strategies, and fostering a path towards healing and resilience. I am committed to supporting you on your journey toward positive change. Your well-being is at the forefront of our collaborative work, and I look forward to assisting you in achieving a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Are you navigating the challenges of addiction, trauma, depression, or low self-esteem? I specialize in working with adults facing these interconnected experiences and I’m here to help you. Together, we will work towards understanding the underlying factors that caused these challenges to arise, developing coping strategies, and fostering a path towards healing and resilience. I am committed to supporting you on your journey toward positive change. Your well-being is at the forefront of our collaborative work, and I look forward to assisting you in achieving a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(708) 726-8048 View (708) 726-8048

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60430

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60430 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60430 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
7% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60430?

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.