Photo of Mary Groomer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Mary Groomer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSC
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Are you going through changes in your life and need a positive atmosphere to get through them? Transitions can be tough. Whether you are experiencing a change from a loss due to a move, change of schools, friend groups, grieving the loss of a loved one, going through another season in life, or any kind of change in your life then you may benefit from engaging in a therapeutic relationship. Only available for evening or Saturday appointments.
Are you going through changes in your life and need a positive atmosphere to get through them? Transitions can be tough. Whether you are experiencing a change from a loss due to a move, change of schools, friend groups, grieving the loss of a loved one, going through another season in life, or any kind of change in your life then you may benefit from engaging in a therapeutic relationship. Only available for evening or Saturday appointments.
(432) 300-4827 View (432) 300-4827
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(432) 237-4564 View (432) 237-4564
Photo of Lisa McGee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79701, TX
Lisa McGee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
Do you feel like you are struggling to cope with emotional and psychological stress from trauma? Trauma is often believed to include only those events where our lives are directly threatened, but this is not true. Trauma is any event that leads to significant impact on a person's mental health and wellbeing. Examples of trauma may include abuse, neglect, divorce, loss of a loved one or pet, bullying, assault, car accident, victims of robbery, traumatic birth, witnessing violent acts, and so much more. These psychological scars may keep us from moving forward in life and impact our long term wellbeing.
Do you feel like you are struggling to cope with emotional and psychological stress from trauma? Trauma is often believed to include only those events where our lives are directly threatened, but this is not true. Trauma is any event that leads to significant impact on a person's mental health and wellbeing. Examples of trauma may include abuse, neglect, divorce, loss of a loved one or pet, bullying, assault, car accident, victims of robbery, traumatic birth, witnessing violent acts, and so much more. These psychological scars may keep us from moving forward in life and impact our long term wellbeing.
(432) 255-5082 View (432) 255-5082
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Allison H Hartzoge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, BCN, NCC, QEEGD
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Waitlist for new clients
At Archway, we offer individual counseling for all ages, as well as couples counseling. We specialize in various biofeedback services, including neurotherapy, EMDR, light therapy and heart rate variability training. Our therapists are board certified and highly trained in multiple state of the art, FDA approved neurotherapy analyses and systems in order to provide customized treatment plans for the individual needs of our clients. I invite you to explore yourself with one of our counselors and discover ways to make choices that allow meaning and purpose in your life.
At Archway, we offer individual counseling for all ages, as well as couples counseling. We specialize in various biofeedback services, including neurotherapy, EMDR, light therapy and heart rate variability training. Our therapists are board certified and highly trained in multiple state of the art, FDA approved neurotherapy analyses and systems in order to provide customized treatment plans for the individual needs of our clients. I invite you to explore yourself with one of our counselors and discover ways to make choices that allow meaning and purpose in your life.
(432) 682-2724 View (432) 682-2724
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Valerie A Handley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701  (Online Only)
Welcome! I offer online therapy for clients who may feel more comfortable attending therapy via their phone/computer. As a marriage and family therapist, I collaborate with my clients to create a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to give my clients the space to process while also helping them reach their goals. I work with clients and their families dealing with a variety of mental health and interpersonal issues. Most common concerns that I work with is anxiety, depression, and communication concerns in a relationship.
Welcome! I offer online therapy for clients who may feel more comfortable attending therapy via their phone/computer. As a marriage and family therapist, I collaborate with my clients to create a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to give my clients the space to process while also helping them reach their goals. I work with clients and their families dealing with a variety of mental health and interpersonal issues. Most common concerns that I work with is anxiety, depression, and communication concerns in a relationship.
(432) 219-2246 View (432) 219-2246
Photo of Kristen Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 79701, TX
Kristen Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, M Ed, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
My name is Kristen Murphy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Claudia Prince LPC-S. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I specialize in pre-teens, teens, and adults and offer a non-judgmental, comfortable approach for clients to feel heard and process difficult emotions.
My name is Kristen Murphy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Claudia Prince LPC-S. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I specialize in pre-teens, teens, and adults and offer a non-judgmental, comfortable approach for clients to feel heard and process difficult emotions.
(432) 788-3500 View (432) 788-3500
Photo of Claudia Prince, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Claudia Prince
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT™
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
Change can be difficult, whether expected or unexpected, and can cause challenges for children, teens and parents who are trying to navigate life. My goal through counseling is to develop a safe place where children and families can strengthen their bond and increase communication. Children's natural language is play and I can help facilitate what the child may be experiencing by helping them process through play therapy. Through my years of work in the school setting, I can also help parents with the sometimes stressful issues involved with school.
Change can be difficult, whether expected or unexpected, and can cause challenges for children, teens and parents who are trying to navigate life. My goal through counseling is to develop a safe place where children and families can strengthen their bond and increase communication. Children's natural language is play and I can help facilitate what the child may be experiencing by helping them process through play therapy. Through my years of work in the school setting, I can also help parents with the sometimes stressful issues involved with school.
(432) 287-1680 View (432) 287-1680
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Sindy Muro
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
You are here because you are taking the first steps toward seeking help, and I admire your courage to reach out. We each have the innate potential to heal and grow, and I am committed to being present with you in a beautiful journey free from judgment. I strive to create a welcoming, safe, and accepting environment where my clients can be genuine. Therapy is effective in gaining insight, resilience, and empowerment, allowing the opportunity to honor your authentic self.
You are here because you are taking the first steps toward seeking help, and I admire your courage to reach out. We each have the innate potential to heal and grow, and I am committed to being present with you in a beautiful journey free from judgment. I strive to create a welcoming, safe, and accepting environment where my clients can be genuine. Therapy is effective in gaining insight, resilience, and empowerment, allowing the opportunity to honor your authentic self.
(432) 200-0690 View (432) 200-0690
Photo of Constance Roberts, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 79701, TX
Constance Roberts
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Could alcohol/drug use be a problem for you? Do you have a pattern of use that is consistent in some way? Have you tried to stop, only to find things are getting worse? Do you feel helpless watching a loved one self-destruct before you? Have you tried to talk about the issue only to walk away feeling defeated and confused? Have you come to realize your life is nowhere near where you thought it would be at this time of your life? Do you feel like a stranger in your own house? Do you want peace and a sense of self again? I can help you find both.
Could alcohol/drug use be a problem for you? Do you have a pattern of use that is consistent in some way? Have you tried to stop, only to find things are getting worse? Do you feel helpless watching a loved one self-destruct before you? Have you tried to talk about the issue only to walk away feeling defeated and confused? Have you come to realize your life is nowhere near where you thought it would be at this time of your life? Do you feel like a stranger in your own house? Do you want peace and a sense of self again? I can help you find both.
(432) 278-1789 View (432) 278-1789
Photo of Authentic Wellness Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Authentic Wellness Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
Authentic Wellness Counseling Center offers a variety of services for individuals, couples and families. We are a group of dedicated and inspired licensed therapists, providing a variety of therapeutic modalities to best suit your individual needs, strengths, personalities, and goals. Our purpose is to help people achieve a happy, healthy life. Our therapists enjoy working with clients of all ages and walks of life. We specialize in a wide variety of areas, including trauma approaches such as EMDR, Play therapy, Sand Tray, Relationship approaches such as the Gottman Method as well as traditional talk therapy.
Authentic Wellness Counseling Center offers a variety of services for individuals, couples and families. We are a group of dedicated and inspired licensed therapists, providing a variety of therapeutic modalities to best suit your individual needs, strengths, personalities, and goals. Our purpose is to help people achieve a happy, healthy life. Our therapists enjoy working with clients of all ages and walks of life. We specialize in a wide variety of areas, including trauma approaches such as EMDR, Play therapy, Sand Tray, Relationship approaches such as the Gottman Method as well as traditional talk therapy.
(432) 356-2575 View (432) 356-2575
Photo of Michelle Wright, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Michelle Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Whether you are a teen struggling with adjusting to a new school or changing peer relationships, a college student facing a ticking clock demanding you choose a major, a young professional dealing with navigating the change from youth to adulting, or even an individual dealing with divorce or relationship concerns, I can help. All of these "normal" life changes can be accompanied by feelings of worry, stress, and anxiety that hinder our ability to progress as we need. Therapy is a wonderful means of working through the "noise" caused by anxiety, worry, and stress and dealing with the root of the issues you are facing.
Whether you are a teen struggling with adjusting to a new school or changing peer relationships, a college student facing a ticking clock demanding you choose a major, a young professional dealing with navigating the change from youth to adulting, or even an individual dealing with divorce or relationship concerns, I can help. All of these "normal" life changes can be accompanied by feelings of worry, stress, and anxiety that hinder our ability to progress as we need. Therapy is a wonderful means of working through the "noise" caused by anxiety, worry, and stress and dealing with the root of the issues you are facing.
(432) 216-4691 View (432) 216-4691
Photo of Stephanie Mead, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79701, TX
Stephanie Mead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Are you weighed down by stress, negative thinking, low self-esteem, or trauma? Are you emotionally drained from feeling angry, anxious or depressed? Are you wondering if change is even possible? Feeling happier, more relaxed, and less stressed is possible! Your happiness and ability to love and care for others will improve as you take the time to care for yourself. You will develop the skills needed to face life’s challenges and disappointments.
Are you weighed down by stress, negative thinking, low self-esteem, or trauma? Are you emotionally drained from feeling angry, anxious or depressed? Are you wondering if change is even possible? Feeling happier, more relaxed, and less stressed is possible! Your happiness and ability to love and care for others will improve as you take the time to care for yourself. You will develop the skills needed to face life’s challenges and disappointments.
(281) 247-6903 View (281) 247-6903
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Intuitive Healing Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Intuitive Healing Therapy provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan from 4 years old to extra wise in age. We have a diverse group of therapists to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. We hope to provide a safe space for those stepping through our doors to work on healing and reaching the goals they set for themselves. Our counselors are not only trained in traditional talk therapy but also expressive therapies such as play, art, and sand tray therapy. We provide trauma informed care to every client and offer trauma specific therapies such as EMDR.
Intuitive Healing Therapy provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan from 4 years old to extra wise in age. We have a diverse group of therapists to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. We hope to provide a safe space for those stepping through our doors to work on healing and reaching the goals they set for themselves. Our counselors are not only trained in traditional talk therapy but also expressive therapies such as play, art, and sand tray therapy. We provide trauma informed care to every client and offer trauma specific therapies such as EMDR.
(432) 302-6008 View (432) 302-6008
Photo of Cameron Whittenberg (Formerly Dumas), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79701, TX
Cameron Whittenberg (Formerly Dumas)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MSSW, SEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
Desiring a place that is present to your pain...a place that guides you in utilizing your strengths? Trying to find a solid ground to stand on? The mission of my work is centered on a genuine collaboration to building a sanctuary with you where your emotional mind, body, and soul are acknowledged, valued, and validated. In this space, you have the opportunity to tell your story, honor and express your most authentic self, and build experiences to strengthen your resiliency. The roots of my practice are driven from forming authentic, sincere, and compassionate relationship with you through your journey of healing.
Desiring a place that is present to your pain...a place that guides you in utilizing your strengths? Trying to find a solid ground to stand on? The mission of my work is centered on a genuine collaboration to building a sanctuary with you where your emotional mind, body, and soul are acknowledged, valued, and validated. In this space, you have the opportunity to tell your story, honor and express your most authentic self, and build experiences to strengthen your resiliency. The roots of my practice are driven from forming authentic, sincere, and compassionate relationship with you through your journey of healing.
(281) 909-6325 View (281) 909-6325
Photo of Kelsie Golden, LPC-Associate in 79701, TX
Kelsie Golden
LPC-Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, TX 79701
Healing comes from an intentional choice and giving yourself permission to take that choice. Seeking help is the first, and bravest, choice we can make. I would love to be part of this new healing journey you will embark on. When a client steps into my office I want them to have access to the journey that is within them. A place for a child to explore a world using toys and play for words, for teens to come, kick their feet up, and become the author of their own story, and for adults to create a healing narrative that is one of laughter, expression, and adventure.
Healing comes from an intentional choice and giving yourself permission to take that choice. Seeking help is the first, and bravest, choice we can make. I would love to be part of this new healing journey you will embark on. When a client steps into my office I want them to have access to the journey that is within them. A place for a child to explore a world using toys and play for words, for teens to come, kick their feet up, and become the author of their own story, and for adults to create a healing narrative that is one of laughter, expression, and adventure.
(432) 226-7815 View (432) 226-7815
Photo of Bryan Halsell, LPC Associate in 79701, TX
Bryan Halsell
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
My name is Bryan Halsell and I am here to help. I enjoy helping clients to find and mend that lost connection with themselves and others. For those who are gamers, teens, and emerging adults, I hope to work with you on improving your life (whatever that looks like), and introducing you to tools to help foster peace of mind about past or current experiences. I want to help guide you around potential roadblocks such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, navigating relationships, or feeling overwhelmed during a life transition.
My name is Bryan Halsell and I am here to help. I enjoy helping clients to find and mend that lost connection with themselves and others. For those who are gamers, teens, and emerging adults, I hope to work with you on improving your life (whatever that looks like), and introducing you to tools to help foster peace of mind about past or current experiences. I want to help guide you around potential roadblocks such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, navigating relationships, or feeling overwhelmed during a life transition.
(432) 216-4765 View (432) 216-4765
Photo of Christine Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Christine Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
Therapy can be utilized for many struggles in a person's life. No matter the reason you are seeking therapy I am here to help. I provide therapy to adolescents and adults that are searching for a change in their life. Whether you are suffering from addiction, emotional distress, family issues, school or work issues, or you just feel stuck I am here to assist you on your journey. Asking for help can be difficult but you are worth it. I offer individual therapy to those struggling with behavior, emotional or life challenges.
Therapy can be utilized for many struggles in a person's life. No matter the reason you are seeking therapy I am here to help. I provide therapy to adolescents and adults that are searching for a change in their life. Whether you are suffering from addiction, emotional distress, family issues, school or work issues, or you just feel stuck I am here to assist you on your journey. Asking for help can be difficult but you are worth it. I offer individual therapy to those struggling with behavior, emotional or life challenges.
(432) 278-1670 View (432) 278-1670
Photo of Patricia A Homer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Patricia A Homer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SAP, LCDC, ACTP
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I will help to Restore Hope, Rediscover Potentials, and Reconnect you with Life. ALL are Welcome. As a Therapist and Certified Trauma Practitioner I can tell you that your emotional pain, anger, or addiction doesn't have to continue and you don't have to keep hurting. Let's Stop The Pain. Let's tackle self esteem issues and feelings of low self worth and self love. I provide Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy, and I'm EMDR Trained. Further, if you are struggling with Alcohol and/or Drug addiction as an Adolescent or Adult I can help. Substance Abuse/Anger classes provided. SAP Qualified though DOT for Evaluations and Reports.
I will help to Restore Hope, Rediscover Potentials, and Reconnect you with Life. ALL are Welcome. As a Therapist and Certified Trauma Practitioner I can tell you that your emotional pain, anger, or addiction doesn't have to continue and you don't have to keep hurting. Let's Stop The Pain. Let's tackle self esteem issues and feelings of low self worth and self love. I provide Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy, and I'm EMDR Trained. Further, if you are struggling with Alcohol and/or Drug addiction as an Adolescent or Adult I can help. Substance Abuse/Anger classes provided. SAP Qualified though DOT for Evaluations and Reports.
(432) 741-3558 View (432) 741-3558
Photo of Candace M Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79701, TX
Candace M Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Int
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701  (Online Only)
Have you experienced a traumatic event or abuse in the past and are now noticing it impacting your everyday functioning? Are you an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse and ready to begin healing from your past?
Have you experienced a traumatic event or abuse in the past and are now noticing it impacting your everyday functioning? Are you an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse and ready to begin healing from your past?
(432) 302-6028 View (432) 302-6028
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Nathalie Fletcher
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Midland, TX 79701
My idea of helping is one of connection and relationship. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I will follow you wherever this journey takes you. I will meet you where you are at in the moment and delve deep into issues, setting therapeutic goals accordingly. Together we can work towards your goals on your healing journey in an emotionally safe space with unconditional acceptance and support.
My idea of helping is one of connection and relationship. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I will follow you wherever this journey takes you. I will meet you where you are at in the moment and delve deep into issues, setting therapeutic goals accordingly. Together we can work towards your goals on your healing journey in an emotionally safe space with unconditional acceptance and support.
(432) 237-4843 View (432) 237-4843

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 79701

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 79701 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
83% Depression
71% Stress
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 79701 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 79701?

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.