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Simona Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, M-Ed, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Are you trying to navigate your way through the stressors of life, but need a little help? If so, you have arrived at the right place. I work with both children and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I welcome you to a nurturing and empathetic environment that fosters collaboration between myself and my clients. Together, we will work towards strategies for personal development and growth. Because I recognize the diversity of human experiences. I employ an eclectic methodology, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to address the unique needs of each individual.
Are you trying to navigate your way through the stressors of life, but need a little help? If so, you have arrived at the right place. I work with both children and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I welcome you to a nurturing and empathetic environment that fosters collaboration between myself and my clients. Together, we will work towards strategies for personal development and growth. Because I recognize the diversity of human experiences. I employ an eclectic methodology, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to address the unique needs of each individual.
(346) 550-7825 View (346) 550-7825
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Elyssa Fink Gottheim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Entering into therapy can be a difficult and daunting decision. I am here to guide and support you through that process. In therapy, you will explore aspects of yourself and identify areas of growth and change. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and develop a better understanding of self. I emphasize the importance of individualizing treatment in order to meet your specific needs.
Entering into therapy can be a difficult and daunting decision. I am here to guide and support you through that process. In therapy, you will explore aspects of yourself and identify areas of growth and change. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and develop a better understanding of self. I emphasize the importance of individualizing treatment in order to meet your specific needs.
(832) 981-2443 View (832) 981-2443
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Jane M. Linck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Jane M. Linck is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 1990. She has an M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of South Carolina, a B.S. Business from the University of South Carolina, and additional post graduate hours from the Texas Women's University. Jane tries to understand the client's areas of desired growth and collaborates with them on the steps to improve their results. Jane wants each person to feel comfortable with their needs and goals prioritized. Clients will build on their own strengths and learn new methods for stress resilience, conflict resolution and coping techniques.
Jane M. Linck is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 1990. She has an M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of South Carolina, a B.S. Business from the University of South Carolina, and additional post graduate hours from the Texas Women's University. Jane tries to understand the client's areas of desired growth and collaborates with them on the steps to improve their results. Jane wants each person to feel comfortable with their needs and goals prioritized. Clients will build on their own strengths and learn new methods for stress resilience, conflict resolution and coping techniques.
(832) 384-9639 View (832) 384-9639
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Robin J Burks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and did my internship at Baylor College of Medicine. Over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults and couples from diverse backgrounds. I work especially well with people who suffer from depression or anxiety and people who want help with stress management or establishing a healthier lifestyle. I have been an avid runner for over 40 years. I help people navigate our complicated health care system and am medically-savvy. Many physicians refer to me because they trust me to truly help their patients. I am a very good listener and terrific problem-solver.
I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and did my internship at Baylor College of Medicine. Over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults and couples from diverse backgrounds. I work especially well with people who suffer from depression or anxiety and people who want help with stress management or establishing a healthier lifestyle. I have been an avid runner for over 40 years. I help people navigate our complicated health care system and am medically-savvy. Many physicians refer to me because they trust me to truly help their patients. I am a very good listener and terrific problem-solver.
(281) 816-5204 View (281) 816-5204
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Ethan M Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Initiating therapy can be difficult. Even the first phone call can be very anxiety provoking. My goal is to help you discover changes that can lead to a better understanding of your life. Psychotherapy is a process that involves finding the real truth within one's self. With a compassionate approach we will be able to help understand the conscious and unconscious factors that are keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships, love, work, family and other life related experiences. I believe in being empathetic as well as mindful of clients during sessions so that you are able to achieve the goals that you want.
Initiating therapy can be difficult. Even the first phone call can be very anxiety provoking. My goal is to help you discover changes that can lead to a better understanding of your life. Psychotherapy is a process that involves finding the real truth within one's self. With a compassionate approach we will be able to help understand the conscious and unconscious factors that are keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships, love, work, family and other life related experiences. I believe in being empathetic as well as mindful of clients during sessions so that you are able to achieve the goals that you want.
(832) 282-4456 View (832) 282-4456
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Memorial Child and Family Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
A child’s behavior is telling a story of what is going on inside. Many times, when our kids are reaching out for connection, they will behave in ways that create the opposite response. When a child is struggling to find positive ways to relate, our team of therapists come alongside them and their family to help them feel more understood, empowered, connected and loved. I believe in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is reinforced in all settings.
A child’s behavior is telling a story of what is going on inside. Many times, when our kids are reaching out for connection, they will behave in ways that create the opposite response. When a child is struggling to find positive ways to relate, our team of therapists come alongside them and their family to help them feel more understood, empowered, connected and loved. I believe in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is reinforced in all settings.
(281) 500-9569 x700 View (281) 500-9569 x700
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Kathryn Smyth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
As a therapist, I am a compassionate witness to your story, helping you to heal, grow and thrive. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment, resilience and wholeness. I hold a deep belief in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and its capacity to heal from even the most challenging experiences. Whether you're facing past traumas, anxiety, life stressors, or any other emotional difficulties, I am here to guide you towards healing and recovery using various trauma-informed modalities.
As a therapist, I am a compassionate witness to your story, helping you to heal, grow and thrive. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where you can embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment, resilience and wholeness. I hold a deep belief in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and its capacity to heal from even the most challenging experiences. Whether you're facing past traumas, anxiety, life stressors, or any other emotional difficulties, I am here to guide you towards healing and recovery using various trauma-informed modalities.
(832) 838-9879 View (832) 838-9879
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Kerry Yonushonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, BFA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Not accepting new clients
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck in a cycle? My approach is to help build more mindful paths/tools/skills in order to be more satisfied in your life, physical goals, family, relationships, and career. We work together to discover more about yourself, and reasons behind your choices.These problems may stem from the past, or a current issue you are navigating. Asking for help is a brave step, and one that says you are willing to work, in order to have a more fulfilling life and achieve your goals. http://mindfuldrivenlife.com/
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck in a cycle? My approach is to help build more mindful paths/tools/skills in order to be more satisfied in your life, physical goals, family, relationships, and career. We work together to discover more about yourself, and reasons behind your choices.These problems may stem from the past, or a current issue you are navigating. Asking for help is a brave step, and one that says you are willing to work, in order to have a more fulfilling life and achieve your goals. http://mindfuldrivenlife.com/
(281) 532-5340 View (281) 532-5340
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Nadie Roberson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEO
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Therapy for busy burnt out people pleasers. Did you know that asking for what you want or need will not cause you to lose people in your life? Did you know that you don't HAVE to stretch yourself thinner than 1 ply tissue paper? There's actually a version of your life where you aren't last on the list. And you won't feel any guilt about it either. All of that resentment you have toward your loved ones, because all of the things you've said yes to when you should've said no, will disappear. In our work together, we'll use holistic wellness practices and lifestyle changes to transform how you view yourself and your relationships.
Therapy for busy burnt out people pleasers. Did you know that asking for what you want or need will not cause you to lose people in your life? Did you know that you don't HAVE to stretch yourself thinner than 1 ply tissue paper? There's actually a version of your life where you aren't last on the list. And you won't feel any guilt about it either. All of that resentment you have toward your loved ones, because all of the things you've said yes to when you should've said no, will disappear. In our work together, we'll use holistic wellness practices and lifestyle changes to transform how you view yourself and your relationships.
(832) 662-3054 View (832) 662-3054
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Bridging the Gap Psychcare
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
I understand that no two individuals are the same and tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. Together we will work to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals. If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I am ready when you are. Contact us today and let's get to work.
I understand that no two individuals are the same and tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. Together we will work to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals. If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I am ready when you are. Contact us today and let's get to work.
(346) 209-1028 View (346) 209-1028
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Isabelle A. Chalalet
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
You may feel stuck right now; you may think it's over. That's normal you've been trying very long with poor results. That's courage! Don't let the conflict, the fighting, the infidelity, etc. dictate the future of your couple.
You may feel stuck right now; you may think it's over. That's normal you've been trying very long with poor results. That's courage! Don't let the conflict, the fighting, the infidelity, etc. dictate the future of your couple.
(346) 483-2134 View (346) 483-2134
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Clayton Holden Hutchins
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Not accepting new clients
The ideal client that I would work with would be an individual of any background coming in to discuss the pressures of their daily life. Whether those pressures are due to daily issues, or one big issue that happened at one point in time, or a combination of both of those, it would be my hope to build trust in the client so that we can work together towards overcoming those issues. No matter how long it takes it would be my hope that the client learns to trust me and confides in me in order to progress down the path that brought them to me.
The ideal client that I would work with would be an individual of any background coming in to discuss the pressures of their daily life. Whether those pressures are due to daily issues, or one big issue that happened at one point in time, or a combination of both of those, it would be my hope to build trust in the client so that we can work together towards overcoming those issues. No matter how long it takes it would be my hope that the client learns to trust me and confides in me in order to progress down the path that brought them to me.
(832) 479-4048 View (832) 479-4048
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Arlet Olivares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Arlet Olivares is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor in Texas who has been practicing since 2016. She grew up in California and graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California in 2015. Did you just experience infidelity? Do you wish your family can go back to how it was? Are you desperate to get your child(ren) help? If this is you, remember that you can't change the things of the past, but you can start today for a better tomorrow. You deserve to live a life of peace, love, happiness, and Arlet is here to tell you that here is hope! Let's get you on the road to your goals.
Arlet Olivares is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor in Texas who has been practicing since 2016. She grew up in California and graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California in 2015. Did you just experience infidelity? Do you wish your family can go back to how it was? Are you desperate to get your child(ren) help? If this is you, remember that you can't change the things of the past, but you can start today for a better tomorrow. You deserve to live a life of peace, love, happiness, and Arlet is here to tell you that here is hope! Let's get you on the road to your goals.
(832) 536-9447 View (832) 536-9447
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Angela L Tallo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC-S, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Licensed in Texas, Florida, and Colorado, I offer virtual therapy with a physical location in Denver, CO. I am focused on providing high-quality, evidence-based practices, support and the tools you need to create a life worth living. I have worked with individuals and their families since 2005 providing treatment for mood disorders, behavioral disorders, self-harm and suicidal ideation; traumatic stress, including PTSD; and personality disorders. I am committed to assisting my you overcome whatever challenges you may face in a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental space.
Licensed in Texas, Florida, and Colorado, I offer virtual therapy with a physical location in Denver, CO. I am focused on providing high-quality, evidence-based practices, support and the tools you need to create a life worth living. I have worked with individuals and their families since 2005 providing treatment for mood disorders, behavioral disorders, self-harm and suicidal ideation; traumatic stress, including PTSD; and personality disorders. I am committed to assisting my you overcome whatever challenges you may face in a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental space.
(281) 640-0979 View (281) 640-0979
Photo of undefined - Arlet Olivares at Empower and Evolve, MSW, LCSW-S, LCCA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Arlet Olivares at Empower and Evolve
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, LCCA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients- Did you just experience infidelity? Do you wish your family can go back to how it was? Are you desperate to get your child(ren) help? If this is you, remember that you can’t change the things of the past but you can start today for a better tomorrow. You deserve to live a life of peace, love, happiness, and I'm here to tell you that here is hope! Let's get you on the road to your goals. We will work together to get there! I also provide Clinical Supervision for students that aspire to reach clinical licensure (LCSW) to further help others.
Accepting NEW Clients- Did you just experience infidelity? Do you wish your family can go back to how it was? Are you desperate to get your child(ren) help? If this is you, remember that you can’t change the things of the past but you can start today for a better tomorrow. You deserve to live a life of peace, love, happiness, and I'm here to tell you that here is hope! Let's get you on the road to your goals. We will work together to get there! I also provide Clinical Supervision for students that aspire to reach clinical licensure (LCSW) to further help others.
(915) 221-1238 View (915) 221-1238
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Morgan Pruet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with teens, adolecents and young adults struggling with relationships, including friendships, family dynamic issues, as well as individuals struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self-harm behaviors.
I have a passion for working with teens, adolecents and young adults struggling with relationships, including friendships, family dynamic issues, as well as individuals struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self-harm behaviors.
(713) 597-3112 View (713) 597-3112
Madeline Horton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. I credit my experiences growing up, my family and overall passion to help others achieve their goals in my decision to become a counselor. As a therapist, I specialize in working with both adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Growing up a competitive gymnast, I also enjoy working with young athletes to overcome sport and non-sport related struggles.
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Houston Baptist University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. I credit my experiences growing up, my family and overall passion to help others achieve their goals in my decision to become a counselor. As a therapist, I specialize in working with both adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Growing up a competitive gymnast, I also enjoy working with young athletes to overcome sport and non-sport related struggles.
(832) 219-6164 View (832) 219-6164
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Margaret Magness
LPC-Associate
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I am a Play Therapist passionate about working with children experiencing behavioral issues, oppositional tendencies, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a variety of therapies including Adlerian Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In addition, I am currently pursuing my Registered Play Therapy License to further enhance my skills as a therapist.
I am a Play Therapist passionate about working with children experiencing behavioral issues, oppositional tendencies, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a variety of therapies including Adlerian Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In addition, I am currently pursuing my Registered Play Therapy License to further enhance my skills as a therapist.
(346) 472-5967 View (346) 472-5967
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Rachelle Ryan Psychotherapy PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Rachelle Ryan, a National Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist. Life experiences can feel heavy and challenging, but you don't have to struggle—and you don't have to go through them alone. As your therapist, I will guide you and equip you with tools to help you reach your desired destination. No two people or journeys are the same, which is why your therapy experience will be intentionally created uniquely for you.
Welcome! I’m Rachelle Ryan, a National Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist. Life experiences can feel heavy and challenging, but you don't have to struggle—and you don't have to go through them alone. As your therapist, I will guide you and equip you with tools to help you reach your desired destination. No two people or journeys are the same, which is why your therapy experience will be intentionally created uniquely for you.
(512) 877-8417 View (512) 877-8417
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Mallory Striesfeld - Healing Pathways Houston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Let's face it. You've tried therapy before. It wasn't for you, and truly people don't understand you anyway. What would happen if you tried it one more time? Maybe you're wondering what life would look like if you started learning coping skills and began healing. Life can be challenging, and you don't have to venture through it alone. We can navigate through this together. As your therapist, I commit to supporting you on this adventure and beyond!
Let's face it. You've tried therapy before. It wasn't for you, and truly people don't understand you anyway. What would happen if you tried it one more time? Maybe you're wondering what life would look like if you started learning coping skills and began healing. Life can be challenging, and you don't have to venture through it alone. We can navigate through this together. As your therapist, I commit to supporting you on this adventure and beyond!
(832) 280-1603 View (832) 280-1603

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77024

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 77024 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
70% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
60% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77024 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77024?

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.