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Electra Kitchin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
Are you in need of a counselor that will help you make positive changes in your personal life? Then Empowering Minds Counseling services can be a perfect place to start! As a licensed professional counselor, I want to help you achieve greater focus, resilience and life transition skills by working one on one during the counseling session. My therapeutic approach engages clients to be an active part of the process to resolve life issues. I also provide academic coaching sessions for adolescents and young adults that focus on college and career preparation, both academically and emotionally.
Are you in need of a counselor that will help you make positive changes in your personal life? Then Empowering Minds Counseling services can be a perfect place to start! As a licensed professional counselor, I want to help you achieve greater focus, resilience and life transition skills by working one on one during the counseling session. My therapeutic approach engages clients to be an active part of the process to resolve life issues. I also provide academic coaching sessions for adolescents and young adults that focus on college and career preparation, both academically and emotionally.
(469) 405-2564 View (469) 405-2564
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Delores Ann Mayen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
Life is a journey with twist and turns. At times we may feel confident. Then, there are times when we are not so sure. When detours begin early on, in the middle or close to the tail end. To set our trajectory to unknown territories. To the point we may not even know where we are or how to get to that place of inner liberty. You are not alone in this journey and there is hope through the detours, no matter where you are. You will not end where you started…just as long as you start, right where you are today.
Life is a journey with twist and turns. At times we may feel confident. Then, there are times when we are not so sure. When detours begin early on, in the middle or close to the tail end. To set our trajectory to unknown territories. To the point we may not even know where we are or how to get to that place of inner liberty. You are not alone in this journey and there is hope through the detours, no matter where you are. You will not end where you started…just as long as you start, right where you are today.
(817) 809-8373 View (817) 809-8373
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Destination Life
Occupational Therapist, OTR, OTL, MOT, CST, CLT
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
Life stops for no one. Trying to emotionally juggle all of life's emotions alone can be difficult. Many avoid opening up to family members fearing being judge. You are not alone. Its ok to say "I am not ok". Regain mental balance by allowing me walk with you through your journey of reclaiming your life.
Life stops for no one. Trying to emotionally juggle all of life's emotions alone can be difficult. Many avoid opening up to family members fearing being judge. You are not alone. Its ok to say "I am not ok". Regain mental balance by allowing me walk with you through your journey of reclaiming your life.
(817) 670-4457 View (817) 670-4457
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Fabiana Araujo - Bilingual
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
The goal in every therapy session is to provide a safe, judgment-free environment for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and barriers in achieving their goal of mental wellness.¿Estás luchando con algunas emociones o algunos problemas de la vida? llámame. El objetivo de cada sesión de terapia es proporcionar un entorno seguro y libre de juicios para que los clientes exploren sus vulnerabilidades y barreras para lograr su objetivo de bienestar mental.
The goal in every therapy session is to provide a safe, judgment-free environment for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and barriers in achieving their goal of mental wellness.¿Estás luchando con algunas emociones o algunos problemas de la vida? llámame. El objetivo de cada sesión de terapia es proporcionar un entorno seguro y libre de juicios para que los clientes exploren sus vulnerabilidades y barreras para lograr su objetivo de bienestar mental.
(817) 438-3290 View (817) 438-3290
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Shelby DeBord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
Trauma may constantly have you second guess your own judgement or being able to feel confident using your voice. Trauma can make you feel as though you want to hide from your life and that doing simple things every day is like trying to carry around a 1000 pound weight. Trauma may also be impacting your relationships through self sabotage. If you are stuck in repeated cycles in your own mind, lack confidence, feel like no one understands you or have been manipulated-you are safe here. You deserve to feel empowered, loved & respected. Together we can work to redevelop the relationship you have with yourself and your life.
Trauma may constantly have you second guess your own judgement or being able to feel confident using your voice. Trauma can make you feel as though you want to hide from your life and that doing simple things every day is like trying to carry around a 1000 pound weight. Trauma may also be impacting your relationships through self sabotage. If you are stuck in repeated cycles in your own mind, lack confidence, feel like no one understands you or have been manipulated-you are safe here. You deserve to feel empowered, loved & respected. Together we can work to redevelop the relationship you have with yourself and your life.
(469) 378-9099 View (469) 378-9099
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Stephanie Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
Within each of us is a strong and capable spirit that once ignited, can make remarkable strides toward cultivating a life of possibility and hope. My role is to help you discover unrecognized strengths, as together we focus on positive evidences of those strengths within your life experiences, and showcase them to build more confidence and fulfillment going forward.
Within each of us is a strong and capable spirit that once ignited, can make remarkable strides toward cultivating a life of possibility and hope. My role is to help you discover unrecognized strengths, as together we focus on positive evidences of those strengths within your life experiences, and showcase them to build more confidence and fulfillment going forward.
(817) 839-3075 x237 View (817) 839-3075 x237
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Bisola Adediji
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018
As a dedicated marriage and family therapist , I specialize in guiding individuals, couples, and families through their most challenging moments. Many of my clients come to me feeling 'stuck' or struggling with the will to live amidst stressful relational dynamics. Others are overcome by anxiety, depression, or challenging life transitions, and have difficulty seeing a way out of their despair.
As a dedicated marriage and family therapist , I specialize in guiding individuals, couples, and families through their most challenging moments. Many of my clients come to me feeling 'stuck' or struggling with the will to live amidst stressful relational dynamics. Others are overcome by anxiety, depression, or challenging life transitions, and have difficulty seeing a way out of their despair.
(469) 306-1798 View (469) 306-1798
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Shatavia Fatima Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
As your future therapist, I am here to help you with life challenges and provide the support you will need to manage. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors in assisting individuals to be successful in therapy and reach their goals. I have clinical experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life/work transitions, coping with grief and loss, self esteem issues.
As your future therapist, I am here to help you with life challenges and provide the support you will need to manage. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors in assisting individuals to be successful in therapy and reach their goals. I have clinical experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life/work transitions, coping with grief and loss, self esteem issues.
(682) 615-6591 View (682) 615-6591
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Tori S Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
Life has a unique way of presenting opportunities for growth and change. These opportunities manifest themselves as challenges that no matter how great or small, lead to a journey on what appears to be a dimly lit road less traveled. No matter how bleak or lonely the voyage, you can find hope in knowing you are not alone. Counseling is a way to shed light on your path. With grace, we can walk this journey together. We will form a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic relationship that will promote growth, healing and will strengthen your foundation of hope.
Life has a unique way of presenting opportunities for growth and change. These opportunities manifest themselves as challenges that no matter how great or small, lead to a journey on what appears to be a dimly lit road less traveled. No matter how bleak or lonely the voyage, you can find hope in knowing you are not alone. Counseling is a way to shed light on your path. With grace, we can walk this journey together. We will form a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic relationship that will promote growth, healing and will strengthen your foundation of hope.
(682) 204-4470 View (682) 204-4470
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Alexis Y Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018
Feeling overwhelmed? Feel stuck? Feel lost in your relationship? Would you like to communicate your needs and wants more effectively to your friends and love ones? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please allow me to help you get back to your ideal place.
Feeling overwhelmed? Feel stuck? Feel lost in your relationship? Would you like to communicate your needs and wants more effectively to your friends and love ones? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please allow me to help you get back to your ideal place.
(682) 297-2435 View (682) 297-2435
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Heather Hogue
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
My goal as a counselor is to come alongside you or your child as you process experiences by providing insight, encouragement, and empathy. Counseling can be a way to help you see more clearly and move forward through your challenges to a more peaceful place. I would love to join you on the journey.
My goal as a counselor is to come alongside you or your child as you process experiences by providing insight, encouragement, and empathy. Counseling can be a way to help you see more clearly and move forward through your challenges to a more peaceful place. I would love to join you on the journey.
(817) 813-2009 x256 View (817) 813-2009 x256
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Innova Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
Hello! My name is Nancy Jimenez-Mota, but you can call me Nancy :). I believe to work with my clients and meet the needs they have. On the other hand I'll bring observations I make based on the information we discuss and offer insight, options, and evidence to support your growth. I have treated people facing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mental disorders, life changes, such as divorce, empty nest, loss of jobs, loss of relationships, and others. I will treat you with honesty, I'll be real with you, and I don't seek perfection. I like to go deep and find the root of the problem to improve your levels of happiness in life.
Hello! My name is Nancy Jimenez-Mota, but you can call me Nancy :). I believe to work with my clients and meet the needs they have. On the other hand I'll bring observations I make based on the information we discuss and offer insight, options, and evidence to support your growth. I have treated people facing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mental disorders, life changes, such as divorce, empty nest, loss of jobs, loss of relationships, and others. I will treat you with honesty, I'll be real with you, and I don't seek perfection. I like to go deep and find the root of the problem to improve your levels of happiness in life.
(817) 631-8428 View (817) 631-8428
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LiveBeyond Counseling & Coaching LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LPC, LMFT, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
We specialize in helping Couples hanging on by a thread, Teens who are struggling in school and with peers, and Adults. We have availability now in Keller, Fort Worth, Alliance, Southlake, Arlington & via Online Counseling. We offer Christian Counseling as well as Intensive Couples Counseling. Call today to schedule. We can usually schedule within 1 week because we have 14 great therapists. Relationships are tough. Life is tough. We can help. We help Couples find hope, happiness and peace in their homes, Teens find their place and Adults to learn to conquer their anxiety, depression and past hurts. We can help you find JOY again.
We specialize in helping Couples hanging on by a thread, Teens who are struggling in school and with peers, and Adults. We have availability now in Keller, Fort Worth, Alliance, Southlake, Arlington & via Online Counseling. We offer Christian Counseling as well as Intensive Couples Counseling. Call today to schedule. We can usually schedule within 1 week because we have 14 great therapists. Relationships are tough. Life is tough. We can help. We help Couples find hope, happiness and peace in their homes, Teens find their place and Adults to learn to conquer their anxiety, depression and past hurts. We can help you find JOY again.
(817) 839-2716 View (817) 839-2716
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Rev. Dr. Pamela Lorraine Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MDiv, LCSW , MSW , CCTP
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
I am able to offer effective, individualized psychotherapeutic care. I treat a number of behavioral health conditions: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, and also relationship / communication issues, with individuals and couples. My focus is to help, heal, energize, for your inner strength awareness. I achieve this by providing a neutral, safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing your treatment plan. I promise to be there for you during this healing journey. My goals: your growth from your struggles, healing from your pain, and moving forward to where you want to be in life.
I am able to offer effective, individualized psychotherapeutic care. I treat a number of behavioral health conditions: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, and also relationship / communication issues, with individuals and couples. My focus is to help, heal, energize, for your inner strength awareness. I achieve this by providing a neutral, safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing your treatment plan. I promise to be there for you during this healing journey. My goals: your growth from your struggles, healing from your pain, and moving forward to where you want to be in life.
(469) 256-6869 View (469) 256-6869
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Ashley N Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
While you and I may not know each other personally, we are not strangers to life challenges, pain and conflict. As your counselor, it would be my privilege to journey with you through these tough times of transition and help you as you discover new direction and meaning. At my core, I simply love people, and I believe it is important to maintain a life that is as emotionally and mentally healthy as possible. Whether you’re a single parent, a married couple, a family, or an individual in need of change, I look forward to working with you.
While you and I may not know each other personally, we are not strangers to life challenges, pain and conflict. As your counselor, it would be my privilege to journey with you through these tough times of transition and help you as you discover new direction and meaning. At my core, I simply love people, and I believe it is important to maintain a life that is as emotionally and mentally healthy as possible. Whether you’re a single parent, a married couple, a family, or an individual in need of change, I look forward to working with you.
(817) 564-2007 View (817) 564-2007
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Dr. Ulrica LaTasha Kassar
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
The CHOSEN lifestyle is about embodying adaptability and resilience, overcoming challenges gracefully, and shaping a life that aligns with your most authentic self. It's a lifestyle for individuals like you who juggle immense responsibility without feeling like you have authority. High-achieving, driven, ambitious, but maybe struggling with anxiety, irritability, anger, relationally, and putting yourself first. Your Struggles Are Valid: you might feel like a fraud, battling that persistent fear of being seen as inadequate. "Superwoman,” and it hits hard when you can't meet those sky-high expectations.
The CHOSEN lifestyle is about embodying adaptability and resilience, overcoming challenges gracefully, and shaping a life that aligns with your most authentic self. It's a lifestyle for individuals like you who juggle immense responsibility without feeling like you have authority. High-achieving, driven, ambitious, but maybe struggling with anxiety, irritability, anger, relationally, and putting yourself first. Your Struggles Are Valid: you might feel like a fraud, battling that persistent fear of being seen as inadequate. "Superwoman,” and it hits hard when you can't meet those sky-high expectations.
(817) 409-8581 View (817) 409-8581
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Chryssee M Wright-Ohiri
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS MFT, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018
Are you struggling in your relationships, whether you're single or married? Have you faced childhood trauma, spiritual abuse, or mental/physical abuse? Finding a therapist who understands your journey, women's issues and cultural background is crucial. These experiences can affect your self-worth, trust in others, and lead to depression or anxiety. You're looking for relief from persistent negative thoughts that affect your daily life and spiritual well-being. Ultimately, you aim to regain peace, rebuild confidence in yourself and others, and cultivate healthier, more supportive relationships where you feel valued and understood.
Are you struggling in your relationships, whether you're single or married? Have you faced childhood trauma, spiritual abuse, or mental/physical abuse? Finding a therapist who understands your journey, women's issues and cultural background is crucial. These experiences can affect your self-worth, trust in others, and lead to depression or anxiety. You're looking for relief from persistent negative thoughts that affect your daily life and spiritual well-being. Ultimately, you aim to regain peace, rebuild confidence in yourself and others, and cultivate healthier, more supportive relationships where you feel valued and understood.
(972) 853-9934 View (972) 853-9934
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Kimberly A Mendoza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
I have an extensive history of working with abused and neglected children. I specialize in working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse who often have not processed their past trauma. This often comes up when they are expecting their own children, so helping women deal with past trauma while pregnant is important for the mother and baby. I also specialize in working with people who have grown up with narcissistic parents and/or who have been in narcissistic abusive relationships. I have extensive experience working with those in the LGBTQ+ Community.
I have an extensive history of working with abused and neglected children. I specialize in working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse who often have not processed their past trauma. This often comes up when they are expecting their own children, so helping women deal with past trauma while pregnant is important for the mother and baby. I also specialize in working with people who have grown up with narcissistic parents and/or who have been in narcissistic abusive relationships. I have extensive experience working with those in the LGBTQ+ Community.
(817) 646-1772 View (817) 646-1772
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Brittany Washington
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
Brittany Washington is a mental health therapist with a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Baylor University. Her clinical approach is compassionate, BIPOC-focused, trauma-sensitive, solution-oriented, and research-informed. She leads authentic, thought-provoking, encouraging, and gentle therapeutic conversations while challenging the client. Additionally, she values hearing her clients' diverse perspectives and tailors her care plans to their unique personalities, goals, and life experiences.
Brittany Washington is a mental health therapist with a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Baylor University. Her clinical approach is compassionate, BIPOC-focused, trauma-sensitive, solution-oriented, and research-informed. She leads authentic, thought-provoking, encouraging, and gentle therapeutic conversations while challenging the client. Additionally, she values hearing her clients' diverse perspectives and tailors her care plans to their unique personalities, goals, and life experiences.
(817) 646-0645 View (817) 646-0645
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Fredresha Overstreet
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, M Ed, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Arlington, TX 76018
If you or your loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem and or relationship problems. I would love to be a supporter and help you navigate through these challenging issues. My goal is to assist you in utilizing tools and resources that will empower you to navigate successfully through your journey called “life”. For the past 12 years I have specialized in working with teens, adults and families who have experienced trauma, life changing events and/or mental health issues that have impacted their lives. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
If you or your loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem and or relationship problems. I would love to be a supporter and help you navigate through these challenging issues. My goal is to assist you in utilizing tools and resources that will empower you to navigate successfully through your journey called “life”. For the past 12 years I have specialized in working with teens, adults and families who have experienced trauma, life changing events and/or mental health issues that have impacted their lives. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(817) 663-1089 View (817) 663-1089

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 76018

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 76018 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 76018 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 76018?

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.