Photo of David B Alexander, Counselor in 87107, NM
David B Alexander
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
David has a primarily Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Approach to therapy and often works with clients on learning skills to recognize and challenge thought patterns which contribute to depression and anxiety. He has training in teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills and certification in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM). RTM is a brief intervention for processing traumatic memories (for more see RandRproject.com). David works primarily with adults and older teens. He also works with families and has facilitated therapy groups teaching parenting skills to support children who have experienced trauma.
David has a primarily Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Approach to therapy and often works with clients on learning skills to recognize and challenge thought patterns which contribute to depression and anxiety. He has training in teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills and certification in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM). RTM is a brief intervention for processing traumatic memories (for more see RandRproject.com). David works primarily with adults and older teens. He also works with families and has facilitated therapy groups teaching parenting skills to support children who have experienced trauma.
(505) 257-6359 View (505) 257-6359
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Dianne Barnes
Counselor, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Not accepting new clients
I'd like to help you set your best self free. Through mental health counseling, art therapy, sand tray, mindfulness, visualization, and transpersonal therapy, we will work together to address the important concerns in your life. I am strength-based, compassionate, empowering, and focused on you. I work with many issues including Grief and Loss, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transition, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, and Adjustment Disorders. For an appointment, call me at 505-492-5128.
I'd like to help you set your best self free. Through mental health counseling, art therapy, sand tray, mindfulness, visualization, and transpersonal therapy, we will work together to address the important concerns in your life. I am strength-based, compassionate, empowering, and focused on you. I work with many issues including Grief and Loss, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transition, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, and Adjustment Disorders. For an appointment, call me at 505-492-5128.
(505) 322-6800 View (505) 322-6800
Photo of Jaysa P Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87107, NM
Jaysa P Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BUS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Proud to be a Trans-Identified Provider serving the Transgender and Gender-Expansive community in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. I am a clinical social worker specializing in mental/behavioral health. I incorporate my knowledge of Traditional Medicine and Clinical Social Work to provide a holistic approach to each individual I work with. As a trans-identified provider, I strive to create more access and choices for my LGBQ and Trans family to help eliminate any barriers associated with care. My extensive 10+ years in the field lends well to serving all person seeking therapy, not just LGBTQ clients!!
Proud to be a Trans-Identified Provider serving the Transgender and Gender-Expansive community in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. I am a clinical social worker specializing in mental/behavioral health. I incorporate my knowledge of Traditional Medicine and Clinical Social Work to provide a holistic approach to each individual I work with. As a trans-identified provider, I strive to create more access and choices for my LGBQ and Trans family to help eliminate any barriers associated with care. My extensive 10+ years in the field lends well to serving all person seeking therapy, not just LGBTQ clients!!
(505) 832-3387 View (505) 832-3387
Photo of Johanne Leger, Counselor in 87107, NM
Johanne Leger
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
I believe that meaningful therapy is possible when you feel deeply heard, understood, and appreciated while you are experiencing challenges that may seem overwhelming. Your unique story is important to me and we can work together to try and make sense of it. I take time to listen and learn what is most helpful for your growth and well-being. This includes hearing about your strengths as well as your struggles. You are encouraged to share your ideas about what you hope to accomplish as we create goals together.
I believe that meaningful therapy is possible when you feel deeply heard, understood, and appreciated while you are experiencing challenges that may seem overwhelming. Your unique story is important to me and we can work together to try and make sense of it. I take time to listen and learn what is most helpful for your growth and well-being. This includes hearing about your strengths as well as your struggles. You are encouraged to share your ideas about what you hope to accomplish as we create goals together.
(505) 605-2824 View (505) 605-2824
Photo of Patricia Allaire, Counselor in 87107, NM
Patricia Allaire
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Couples that are stuck in dysfunctional patterns of relating and are perhaps contemplating separation will find time spent working towards solutions is an investment with life-long returns. People struggling with anxiety and or depression will learn mindfulness tools to live a full life. Through acceptance commitment therapy, intensive short-term psychotherapy, and PACT counseling you will find your way to becoming the person you want to be, and the relationships you long to have. Stop never-ending arguments and silent feuding. Learn to welcome differences and enjoy situations that once left you feeling helpless.
Couples that are stuck in dysfunctional patterns of relating and are perhaps contemplating separation will find time spent working towards solutions is an investment with life-long returns. People struggling with anxiety and or depression will learn mindfulness tools to live a full life. Through acceptance commitment therapy, intensive short-term psychotherapy, and PACT counseling you will find your way to becoming the person you want to be, and the relationships you long to have. Stop never-ending arguments and silent feuding. Learn to welcome differences and enjoy situations that once left you feeling helpless.
(505) 421-5304 View (505) 421-5304
Photo of Denise Roxanne Garcia, Counselor in 87107, NM
Denise Roxanne Garcia
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and military veteran, my focus is to serve other military veterans and their families. Although serving the military community is my primary focus, I am certainly open and available to others seeking guidance and support. Whether you are dealing with the stress of a recent deployment, transitioning out of the military, having separation anxiety, communication/relationship issues, or dealing with PTSD, there is no need to navigate these life struggles on your own. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness and counseling can help.
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and military veteran, my focus is to serve other military veterans and their families. Although serving the military community is my primary focus, I am certainly open and available to others seeking guidance and support. Whether you are dealing with the stress of a recent deployment, transitioning out of the military, having separation anxiety, communication/relationship issues, or dealing with PTSD, there is no need to navigate these life struggles on your own. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness and counseling can help.
(505) 516-3577 View (505) 516-3577
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Kris Lichtle
Counselor, MA, PA, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
** Anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, PTSD, Medical PTSD ** Anxiety is physically painful. Your heart races. Your muscles tense. Your palms sweat. You have an overwhelming sense of dread as your natural fight or flight response kicks in. Do you fight back? Do you retreat to your own space? Or do you freeze in uncertainty? If you are experiencing anxiety on a daily basis, it is probably having a negative impact on your your health. Your back and shoulders hurt. Your quality of sleep is poor. You are fatigued, but you make yourself busier to justify your exhaustion.
** Anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, PTSD, Medical PTSD ** Anxiety is physically painful. Your heart races. Your muscles tense. Your palms sweat. You have an overwhelming sense of dread as your natural fight or flight response kicks in. Do you fight back? Do you retreat to your own space? Or do you freeze in uncertainty? If you are experiencing anxiety on a daily basis, it is probably having a negative impact on your your health. Your back and shoulders hurt. Your quality of sleep is poor. You are fatigued, but you make yourself busier to justify your exhaustion.
(505) 227-8893 View (505) 227-8893
Photo of Robyn Admire, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87107, NM
Robyn Admire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
Waitlist for new clients
If you’re looking for a therapist who will listen non-judgmentally, but also one who will be forthright about ways you’re getting in your own way, I would love to work with you. My approach delves into the influence cultural and familial backgrounds have on your life and worldview. I am non-religious, logical, and science based in my approach to therapy.
If you’re looking for a therapist who will listen non-judgmentally, but also one who will be forthright about ways you’re getting in your own way, I would love to work with you. My approach delves into the influence cultural and familial backgrounds have on your life and worldview. I am non-religious, logical, and science based in my approach to therapy.
(505) 657-8859 View (505) 657-8859
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Engage And Ignite Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Hello and welcome- Maybe you've thought about what it would be like to talk to a counselor, and you're unsure about the process. You have been in therapy before, and really want to reconnect with a counselor who will be an empathetic supportive listener. Maybe life has given you some recent and intense situations: ongoing pandemic; want to support your child's needs; a divorce; becoming a parent; possibly even suffering depression/anxiety. Right now you are looking for relief, and to simply be alright day to day. You want it to be better, but aren't exactly sure how to get there.
Hello and welcome- Maybe you've thought about what it would be like to talk to a counselor, and you're unsure about the process. You have been in therapy before, and really want to reconnect with a counselor who will be an empathetic supportive listener. Maybe life has given you some recent and intense situations: ongoing pandemic; want to support your child's needs; a divorce; becoming a parent; possibly even suffering depression/anxiety. Right now you are looking for relief, and to simply be alright day to day. You want it to be better, but aren't exactly sure how to get there.
(505) 539-1949 View (505) 539-1949
Photo of Charlene McGinnis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87107, NM
Charlene McGinnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Have you ever wondered what therapy is all about? Is it for you? Do you experience: angry outbursts, complete shut down, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal ideation, or issues with impulse control. Understanding the role that being in a regulated state is the cornerstone to mental health. The mission of my practice is to teach every person, in a group or individual setting, the foundations of regulation and how to connect to it within their own body.
Have you ever wondered what therapy is all about? Is it for you? Do you experience: angry outbursts, complete shut down, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal ideation, or issues with impulse control. Understanding the role that being in a regulated state is the cornerstone to mental health. The mission of my practice is to teach every person, in a group or individual setting, the foundations of regulation and how to connect to it within their own body.
(505) 594-8327 View (505) 594-8327
Photo of Courtney Erickson, Counselor in 87107, NM
Courtney Erickson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
In my 15 years of practice, I have found, that at my core I am a client centered therapist. This means that I believe that the process of therapy is driven by the client and what their needs are in the present moment. That said, I have also discovered that using cognitive behavioral techniques to help sort through unhelpful thoughts that might be driving anxiety or depression is an important part of the process, as is teaching mindfulness techniques to help calm the body and the brain.
In my 15 years of practice, I have found, that at my core I am a client centered therapist. This means that I believe that the process of therapy is driven by the client and what their needs are in the present moment. That said, I have also discovered that using cognitive behavioral techniques to help sort through unhelpful thoughts that might be driving anxiety or depression is an important part of the process, as is teaching mindfulness techniques to help calm the body and the brain.
(505) 605-5604 View (505) 605-5604
Photo of Dr. Kristina Rynes, Psychologist in 87107, NM
Dr. Kristina Rynes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Not accepting new clients
I have no availability for new medication management or therapy patients. I am a prescribing psychologist who provides medication management of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and many other mental health issues. As a patient in my private practice, you will receive high-quality, compassionate treatment. Start getting individualized medication treatment that is specifically tailored to you - I will take the time to understand your current situation, symptoms, and medication preferences.
I have no availability for new medication management or therapy patients. I am a prescribing psychologist who provides medication management of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and many other mental health issues. As a patient in my private practice, you will receive high-quality, compassionate treatment. Start getting individualized medication treatment that is specifically tailored to you - I will take the time to understand your current situation, symptoms, and medication preferences.
(505) 715-6831 View (505) 715-6831
Photo of Kassondra Glenn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87107, NM
Kassondra Glenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
My practice is grounded in the belief that we heal through attuned relationship. I hold the therapeutic alliance in high regard and value co-creating space for exploration with clients. Depending on what you bring to our sessions, attachment-based, existential, psychodynamic, or EMDR techniques may be incorporated.
My practice is grounded in the belief that we heal through attuned relationship. I hold the therapeutic alliance in high regard and value co-creating space for exploration with clients. Depending on what you bring to our sessions, attachment-based, existential, psychodynamic, or EMDR techniques may be incorporated.
(917) 819-2883 View (917) 819-2883
Photo of John H Reiser, Counselor in 87107, NM
John H Reiser
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
I am a dedicated clinician and I strive to create a strong, supportive space for clients who are interested in their inner work. I have worked with clients in severe emotional distress, and also with clients who just feel a need to "find a new path forward". Some of my clients come for brief intensive counseling during a crisis while others to do longer-term work on a quest for self-understanding and freedom from past painful experiences. Couples counseling is also part of my practice. I have extensive psychoanalytic training as well as experience in short-term modalities .
I am a dedicated clinician and I strive to create a strong, supportive space for clients who are interested in their inner work. I have worked with clients in severe emotional distress, and also with clients who just feel a need to "find a new path forward". Some of my clients come for brief intensive counseling during a crisis while others to do longer-term work on a quest for self-understanding and freedom from past painful experiences. Couples counseling is also part of my practice. I have extensive psychoanalytic training as well as experience in short-term modalities .
(505) 587-5752 View (505) 587-5752
Photo of Kimberly A Eagle, Counselor in 87107, NM
Kimberly A Eagle
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87107
You are here, reading this, because of your courage. Recognizing it’s time to make changes is the first, most important step, and I commend you. Despite what social media would have us believe, no one’s life is perfect. We all face challenges that keep us from living our most authentic lives. Therapy is a sacred space where fears and pain are seen with compassion and without judgement. It is an opportunity to explore the thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back and to connect with your strengths in order to create your best life. To be your true self.
You are here, reading this, because of your courage. Recognizing it’s time to make changes is the first, most important step, and I commend you. Despite what social media would have us believe, no one’s life is perfect. We all face challenges that keep us from living our most authentic lives. Therapy is a sacred space where fears and pain are seen with compassion and without judgement. It is an opportunity to explore the thoughts and behaviors that are holding you back and to connect with your strengths in order to create your best life. To be your true self.
(505) 337-4415 View (505) 337-4415
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Ana Sanchez-Riddle
Counselor, MA, LPCC, ICGC-I
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Bienvenidos! I'm happy you are here. The idea of going to therapy can be scary and intimidating, but the fact that you are looking for help is proof that you have more inner strength and courage than you know. Creating a balance between mental health and wellness is vital in living a meaningful life. Maybe you have done a lot of self-help, gym, yoga, and workshop stuff. This is great, but sometimes we all need extra and professional support to get ourselves through challenging and tough times.
Bienvenidos! I'm happy you are here. The idea of going to therapy can be scary and intimidating, but the fact that you are looking for help is proof that you have more inner strength and courage than you know. Creating a balance between mental health and wellness is vital in living a meaningful life. Maybe you have done a lot of self-help, gym, yoga, and workshop stuff. This is great, but sometimes we all need extra and professional support to get ourselves through challenging and tough times.
(505) 302-1364 View (505) 302-1364
Photo of Suzanna S Francis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87107, NM
Suzanna S Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
If you looking for a therapist that is willing to meet you where you are and to help you find the tools to get you to the path you want to be on. A therapist that understands the pain of addiction and mental health issues and sees you as full of possibilities and not broken. I am here to listen, guide, and give you positive support. I am a qualified therapist with a passion to help you discover all the possibilities that lie within you and help you open the door to a new life path.
If you looking for a therapist that is willing to meet you where you are and to help you find the tools to get you to the path you want to be on. A therapist that understands the pain of addiction and mental health issues and sees you as full of possibilities and not broken. I am here to listen, guide, and give you positive support. I am a qualified therapist with a passion to help you discover all the possibilities that lie within you and help you open the door to a new life path.
(505) 295-5207 View (505) 295-5207
Photo of Patricia Martinez Burr, PhD, LPCC, NCC, Counselor in 87107, NM
Patricia Martinez Burr, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
"In relationships we are wounded, in relationships we heal" (author unknown). In my Behavioral Health Agency myself and my staff treat individuals who have suffered relational trauma or are looking to recover and enhance their understanding of self in relatedness to self and other. We also offer Comprehensive Community Support Services to serve Medicaid-insured teens and adults in the provision of support in the domains of independent living; education and learning; working, socializing, and recreation. Our practice prides itself in providing safe and compassionate service.
"In relationships we are wounded, in relationships we heal" (author unknown). In my Behavioral Health Agency myself and my staff treat individuals who have suffered relational trauma or are looking to recover and enhance their understanding of self in relatedness to self and other. We also offer Comprehensive Community Support Services to serve Medicaid-insured teens and adults in the provision of support in the domains of independent living; education and learning; working, socializing, and recreation. Our practice prides itself in providing safe and compassionate service.
(505) 903-7305 View (505) 903-7305
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Jill Ryan, PhD
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Thank you for your interest in our practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in neuropsychological assessment and health psychology. My particular areas of interest are working with adults who have memory loss and aging issues, degenerative neurological disorders, and cognitive and personality change related to medical conditions. We provide wrap-around care with cognitive therapy and ongoing health psychology support when clinically indicated. Please access our website for more information: www.riograndeclinic. com.
Thank you for your interest in our practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in neuropsychological assessment and health psychology. My particular areas of interest are working with adults who have memory loss and aging issues, degenerative neurological disorders, and cognitive and personality change related to medical conditions. We provide wrap-around care with cognitive therapy and ongoing health psychology support when clinically indicated. Please access our website for more information: www.riograndeclinic. com.
(505) 657-3175 View (505) 657-3175
Photo of Melanie Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in 87107, NM
Melanie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107  (Online Only)
A warm hello to you. I work with relationships and with individuals. My emphasis is on becoming more conscious, peaceful, and satisfied as you move through life. This applies whether you want to work on relationship issues, or on your own individual circumstances. By “conscious” I mean becoming truly present to the currents that are within and around you and your relationship(s). Conscious living is a lifelong practice; it harmonizes your interior processes with your exterior actions. We will support this through surfacing your internal wisdom right along with developing more skillful communication and behavioral choices.
A warm hello to you. I work with relationships and with individuals. My emphasis is on becoming more conscious, peaceful, and satisfied as you move through life. This applies whether you want to work on relationship issues, or on your own individual circumstances. By “conscious” I mean becoming truly present to the currents that are within and around you and your relationship(s). Conscious living is a lifelong practice; it harmonizes your interior processes with your exterior actions. We will support this through surfacing your internal wisdom right along with developing more skillful communication and behavioral choices.
(505) 273-2852 View (505) 273-2852

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 87107

90+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 87107 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Trauma and PTSD
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Presbyterian
86% Medicaid
78% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 87107 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 87107?

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.