Photo of Sharon Gayle Counseling - Carrollton, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Sharon Gayle Counseling - Carrollton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
Sometimes, we find ourselves on an unfamiliar road and traveling towards a frightening future. We fear what may lie before us because the road is dark. Going back is not an option; going forward is strange and fearful. We feel stuck, lost, lonely--and hurting. If this is your experience, you don't have to navigate the journey alone. Sense the possibility of someone coming along side you who is gifted in the art of healing, someone skilled and compassionate.
Sometimes, we find ourselves on an unfamiliar road and traveling towards a frightening future. We fear what may lie before us because the road is dark. Going back is not an option; going forward is strange and fearful. We feel stuck, lost, lonely--and hurting. If this is your experience, you don't have to navigate the journey alone. Sense the possibility of someone coming along side you who is gifted in the art of healing, someone skilled and compassionate.
(972) 435-0550 View (972) 435-0550
Photo of Naomi Cruz, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Naomi Cruz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
*****ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***** I work collaboratively with my clients who are stuggling with various issues such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life changes, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
*****ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***** I work collaboratively with my clients who are stuggling with various issues such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life changes, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(972) 362-9461 View (972) 362-9461
Photo of Belinda Gale Hartschuh, Marriage & Family Therapist in 75006, TX
Belinda Gale Hartschuh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
Stop feeling overwhelmed by problems, stress, or family issues! Stop feeling depressed, anxious, or angry! Stop the fighting and arguing! I have helped hundreds of people just like you to raise their self-esteem, find happiness and fulfillment, and learn how to "do" life better. Discover how to communicate with your family in a way where everyone feels heard and understood. Learn how to parent your kids without nagging or constantly reminding. Overcome the issues and baggage of your past so that you aren't "triggered" in the present day. Check out the reviews on my website to see what others have said about working with me!
Stop feeling overwhelmed by problems, stress, or family issues! Stop feeling depressed, anxious, or angry! Stop the fighting and arguing! I have helped hundreds of people just like you to raise their self-esteem, find happiness and fulfillment, and learn how to "do" life better. Discover how to communicate with your family in a way where everyone feels heard and understood. Learn how to parent your kids without nagging or constantly reminding. Overcome the issues and baggage of your past so that you aren't "triggered" in the present day. Check out the reviews on my website to see what others have said about working with me!
(972) 362-6559 View (972) 362-6559
Photo of Amy Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Amy Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
Amy Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with 5 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Amy specializes in depression, substance use disorder, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and personality disorders. She is experienced in helping people with severe mental illness and people with disabilities learn to cope, adjust, and thrive. Amy completed her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of North Texas.
Amy Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with 5 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Amy specializes in depression, substance use disorder, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and personality disorders. She is experienced in helping people with severe mental illness and people with disabilities learn to cope, adjust, and thrive. Amy completed her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of North Texas.
(469) 813-7866 View (469) 813-7866
Photo of Jamie Hardy James, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Jamie Hardy James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
The capacity to grow and change rests within us all-given the appropriate opportunity. Sometimes we "stay stuck" for reasons unknown or confusing to us. I am hoping to meet you where you are, assist in establishing where you would like to be, and work with you in obtaining your goals and aspirations. Developing skills for managing conflict or problems, handling change, and dealing with loss will increase one's emotional health and well-being, improve relationships, and help create overall life balance.
The capacity to grow and change rests within us all-given the appropriate opportunity. Sometimes we "stay stuck" for reasons unknown or confusing to us. I am hoping to meet you where you are, assist in establishing where you would like to be, and work with you in obtaining your goals and aspirations. Developing skills for managing conflict or problems, handling change, and dealing with loss will increase one's emotional health and well-being, improve relationships, and help create overall life balance.
(469) 336-6751 View (469) 336-6751
Photo of Paul Allen Shearer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Paul Allen Shearer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
From my heart to your heart - to the heart of the matter. Whether its trauma, abuse, abandonment, grief, addiction, or the end of a significant relationship, we all have unfinished business to sort through. Individuals usually know what to do when they enter into therapy, but anxiety, fear, depression,and maladaptive patterns of coping keep them stuck in repetitive cycles of unhappiness. More than a diagnosis, you are a human being hoping to reclaim that better part of yourself. Through guidance in a nurturing environment, personal growth mindfulness and self acceptance are possible. Getting out of your own way - priceless.
From my heart to your heart - to the heart of the matter. Whether its trauma, abuse, abandonment, grief, addiction, or the end of a significant relationship, we all have unfinished business to sort through. Individuals usually know what to do when they enter into therapy, but anxiety, fear, depression,and maladaptive patterns of coping keep them stuck in repetitive cycles of unhappiness. More than a diagnosis, you are a human being hoping to reclaim that better part of yourself. Through guidance in a nurturing environment, personal growth mindfulness and self acceptance are possible. Getting out of your own way - priceless.
(972) 284-0834 View (972) 284-0834
Photo of Jillian deRosas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75006, TX
Jillian deRosas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
Jill deRosas is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with experience in the fields of mental health and education. She is passionate about understanding her adolescent and adult clients through an intersectional lens and helping them become the best version of themselves. Jill specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and adjustment and transitions.
Jill deRosas is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with experience in the fields of mental health and education. She is passionate about understanding her adolescent and adult clients through an intersectional lens and helping them become the best version of themselves. Jill specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and adjustment and transitions.
(469) 908-3312 View (469) 908-3312
Photo of Annette Helmcamp, PhD, PLLC, Psychologist in 75006, TX
Annette Helmcamp, PhD, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006
I am a Licensed Psychologist providing counseling to individuals including college students, adults, and military veterans. In addition, I have experience assessing and treating individuals coping with a variety of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, women’s issues, parenting issues, grief, and retirement. My approach is individualized according to the needs and issues being addressed in counseling. I recognize taking the first step for help takes courage and collaborate with individuals in establishing goals that are meaningful towards improving their quality of life.
I am a Licensed Psychologist providing counseling to individuals including college students, adults, and military veterans. In addition, I have experience assessing and treating individuals coping with a variety of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, women’s issues, parenting issues, grief, and retirement. My approach is individualized according to the needs and issues being addressed in counseling. I recognize taking the first step for help takes courage and collaborate with individuals in establishing goals that are meaningful towards improving their quality of life.
(214) 983-3081 View (214) 983-3081
Photo of Lori Shingledecker, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Lori Shingledecker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in helping individuals who experience difficulty with close relationships feel closer and more authentic in relationships. Many of my clients have put in their best effort to make changes but find themselves stuck. They're often hard on themselves and feel guilty, frustrated, helpless, and alone. My approach helps uncover the origin of your challenges and experience more compassion towards yourself.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in helping individuals who experience difficulty with close relationships feel closer and more authentic in relationships. Many of my clients have put in their best effort to make changes but find themselves stuck. They're often hard on themselves and feel guilty, frustrated, helpless, and alone. My approach helps uncover the origin of your challenges and experience more compassion towards yourself.
(469) 300-4991 View (469) 300-4991
Photo of Anne Schanz, PhD, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Anne Schanz, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
My goal is your self-acceptance which is the foundation for your happiness. We achieve this together as I assist you to see and challenge hidden assumptions about yourself that are creating your self-doubts, harsh inner criticisms, and paralyzing fears- the root causes of your self-sabotage, self-destructive patterns, and dysfunctional relationships. You are not to blame, it is hidden beliefs that are blocking you from creating the joyful life and healthy relationships you crave. You can achieve self-acceptance and the confidence to create the life you want by eliminating your crippling hidden blocks.
My goal is your self-acceptance which is the foundation for your happiness. We achieve this together as I assist you to see and challenge hidden assumptions about yourself that are creating your self-doubts, harsh inner criticisms, and paralyzing fears- the root causes of your self-sabotage, self-destructive patterns, and dysfunctional relationships. You are not to blame, it is hidden beliefs that are blocking you from creating the joyful life and healthy relationships you crave. You can achieve self-acceptance and the confidence to create the life you want by eliminating your crippling hidden blocks.
(972) 776-2427 View (972) 776-2427
Photo of Lory LeBlanc, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Lory LeBlanc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with cancer patients and patients with mental health issues. My background includes individual, couple, family and group therapy. I am a Crisis Interventionist and work with several hospitals in the Dallas area. I have worked with issues that range from depression to schizophrenia. Regardless of the issue, worries, stressors that you are dealing with we, together, will design a treatment plan that will help guide you to where you want to be in your life.
I have years of experience working with cancer patients and patients with mental health issues. My background includes individual, couple, family and group therapy. I am a Crisis Interventionist and work with several hospitals in the Dallas area. I have worked with issues that range from depression to schizophrenia. Regardless of the issue, worries, stressors that you are dealing with we, together, will design a treatment plan that will help guide you to where you want to be in your life.
(469) 747-1091 View (469) 747-1091
Photo of Jessica Villarreal, Marriage & Family Therapist in 75006, TX
Jessica Villarreal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
Dr. Jessica Villarreal has worked with at-risk adolescents and high conflict families for over 17 years. She is a native of North Texas and received her Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University. Jessica has a deep affinity for helping survivors of sexual abuse and/or physical abuse, refugees, immigrants, and first-generation individuals. She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and experiential approach to therapy in order to help clients understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Dr. Jessica Villarreal has worked with at-risk adolescents and high conflict families for over 17 years. She is a native of North Texas and received her Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University. Jessica has a deep affinity for helping survivors of sexual abuse and/or physical abuse, refugees, immigrants, and first-generation individuals. She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and experiential approach to therapy in order to help clients understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(214) 915-0452 View (214) 915-0452
Photo of Stephanie Roelofs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75006, TX
Stephanie Roelofs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Stephanie, and I'm on a mission to bring smiles back into your life. As a dedicated bilingual social worker, I've made it my life's work to help individuals of all ages navigate the challenging journey through anxiety and depression.
Hello there! I'm Stephanie, and I'm on a mission to bring smiles back into your life. As a dedicated bilingual social worker, I've made it my life's work to help individuals of all ages navigate the challenging journey through anxiety and depression.
(469) 966-2634 View (469) 966-2634
Photo of Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75006, TX
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(469) 770-7402 View (469) 770-7402
Photo of Brandi Herzog, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75006, TX
Brandi Herzog
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, ATR
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
Brandi Herzog is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Southwestern College. Brandi offers a unique perspective and a variety of tools to help clients build the life they want to live. She uses art therapy, nature and ecotherapy, mindfulness, and emotion regulation skills to coach clients on how to replace ineffective skills and behaviors with more effective ones to achieve their goals and live a more fulfilling life that reflects their needs and desires.
Brandi Herzog is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from Southwestern College. Brandi offers a unique perspective and a variety of tools to help clients build the life they want to live. She uses art therapy, nature and ecotherapy, mindfulness, and emotion regulation skills to coach clients on how to replace ineffective skills and behaviors with more effective ones to achieve their goals and live a more fulfilling life that reflects their needs and desires.
(214) 833-8497 View (214) 833-8497
Photo of Hailey McNutt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75006, TX
Hailey McNutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
Hailey McNutt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working with adult individuals from the age range of 18-95. Hailey completed her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington. She also completed an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. Hailey has experience working with intensive depression, anxiety, and grief, and feels very comfortable helping individuals navigate everyday stressors as well as relationship issues and struggles within their family systems.
Hailey McNutt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working with adult individuals from the age range of 18-95. Hailey completed her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington. She also completed an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas. Hailey has experience working with intensive depression, anxiety, and grief, and feels very comfortable helping individuals navigate everyday stressors as well as relationship issues and struggles within their family systems.
(469) 809-2905 View (469) 809-2905
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Cultivation Counseling
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, TX 75006  (Online Only)
As we search for healing, peace, & contentment, we must believe in the power of cultivation. Cultivation is the process of being diligent, committed, invested, consistent, and patient towards a goal. Cultivation Counseling strives to do just that- to be intentionally invested and committed to mental health for our clients. We hope to inspire our clients to grow at their own pace, and to experience the transformation that cultivation can bring.
As we search for healing, peace, & contentment, we must believe in the power of cultivation. Cultivation is the process of being diligent, committed, invested, consistent, and patient towards a goal. Cultivation Counseling strives to do just that- to be intentionally invested and committed to mental health for our clients. We hope to inspire our clients to grow at their own pace, and to experience the transformation that cultivation can bring.
(214) 544-9438 View (214) 544-9438
Photo of Jeanne C Selby, Psychologist in 75006, TX
Jeanne C Selby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Psychologist providing counseling to clients in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch/Addison area. I believe in using research-proven techniques to provide the quickest relief possible in a caring environment. In my 19 years of professional experience, I have worked with community members, college students, and chronic pain patients. I have extensive experience in treating adults and seniors with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, pain disorders, and chronic illness.
I am a Licensed Psychologist providing counseling to clients in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch/Addison area. I believe in using research-proven techniques to provide the quickest relief possible in a caring environment. In my 19 years of professional experience, I have worked with community members, college students, and chronic pain patients. I have extensive experience in treating adults and seniors with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, pain disorders, and chronic illness.
(214) 960-2485 View (214) 960-2485
Photo of Rick David Bingham, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 75006, TX
Rick David Bingham
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BA , AADC, LCDC, CAS
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
Life can be complicated. It can be confusing. It can just wear a person out. Sometimes, just an objective listener is all we want, all we need. As a licensed counselor, an ordained minister, and what they call an acu-detox specialist; I can offer you a listening ear, an acupuncture treatment, and a balanced view of how to navigate this thing we call life. If your experiences with religion have left you filled with guilt and shame, a more balanced and realistic view of spirituality may be helpful to you. I am supportive of abstinence, Moderation Management, S.O.S., S.M.A.R.T., MAT, & all other forms of harm reduction recovery.
Life can be complicated. It can be confusing. It can just wear a person out. Sometimes, just an objective listener is all we want, all we need. As a licensed counselor, an ordained minister, and what they call an acu-detox specialist; I can offer you a listening ear, an acupuncture treatment, and a balanced view of how to navigate this thing we call life. If your experiences with religion have left you filled with guilt and shame, a more balanced and realistic view of spirituality may be helpful to you. I am supportive of abstinence, Moderation Management, S.O.S., S.M.A.R.T., MAT, & all other forms of harm reduction recovery.
(214) 731-4587 View (214) 731-4587
Photo of Elaine Duvall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75006, TX
Elaine Duvall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75006
I have both a bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as Family and Child Development and a master's degree in Social Work. I have experience in case management, utilization review, psychiatric hospitalization with adults, children, and chemical abuse disorders. I have provided therapy to residents in independent living, assisted living, and nursing home residents. I believe my specific skills working with multiple populations makes me skilled to work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, grief, and marital therapy.
I have both a bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as Family and Child Development and a master's degree in Social Work. I have experience in case management, utilization review, psychiatric hospitalization with adults, children, and chemical abuse disorders. I have provided therapy to residents in independent living, assisted living, and nursing home residents. I believe my specific skills working with multiple populations makes me skilled to work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, grief, and marital therapy.
(972) 962-9547 View (972) 962-9547

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 75006

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 75006 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
80% Self Esteem
74% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 75006 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 75006?

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.