Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker, Counselor in 90017, CA
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(562) 685-9636 View (562) 685-9636
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Kambria Caldwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting clients in CA & NV for morning and midday sessions Monday - Thursday. Radical Self Love is setting boundaries without feeling guilty. It is putting yourself first instead of second, third, fourth or fifth. It is making those hard decisions now so that you can reap the benefits in the future. Experiencing chronic worry, difficulty concentrating or getting things done? Are you dealing with a highly stressful situation or struggling to cope with things from the past that you haven't spoken about before? Let's talk about it and work together on goals that make life worth living. Come join me on the self love journey!
Accepting clients in CA & NV for morning and midday sessions Monday - Thursday. Radical Self Love is setting boundaries without feeling guilty. It is putting yourself first instead of second, third, fourth or fifth. It is making those hard decisions now so that you can reap the benefits in the future. Experiencing chronic worry, difficulty concentrating or getting things done? Are you dealing with a highly stressful situation or struggling to cope with things from the past that you haven't spoken about before? Let's talk about it and work together on goals that make life worth living. Come join me on the self love journey!
(818) 649-2117 View (818) 649-2117
Photo of Stien Emma Jasinski, Psychological Associate in 90017, CA
Stien Emma Jasinski
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Stien is passionate about delivering authentic, collaborative, direct care to her clients so that they may live the lives they’ve envisioned while functioning at their highest potentials.
Stien is passionate about delivering authentic, collaborative, direct care to her clients so that they may live the lives they’ve envisioned while functioning at their highest potentials.
(323) 800-8619 View (323) 800-8619
Photo of David Sitzer, Psychologist in 90017, CA
David Sitzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
At Gray Matters, we specialize in Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessment to identify problems such as difficulty with memory, attention, speed of thinking, language processing, sensory perception, problem-solving, or impulse control. These cognitive problems can cause people to struggle in school or at work, in their relationships, or at managing their daily affairs. We help people with brain injuries, strokes, ADHD, learning difficulties/disabilities, Alzheimer’s and other dimensions overcome these challenges and engage more fully, independently, and successfully with life.
At Gray Matters, we specialize in Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessment to identify problems such as difficulty with memory, attention, speed of thinking, language processing, sensory perception, problem-solving, or impulse control. These cognitive problems can cause people to struggle in school or at work, in their relationships, or at managing their daily affairs. We help people with brain injuries, strokes, ADHD, learning difficulties/disabilities, Alzheimer’s and other dimensions overcome these challenges and engage more fully, independently, and successfully with life.
(213) 297-1848 View (213) 297-1848
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Elizabeth Collison
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS I joined Therapy Lab (www.therapylab.com) January 2021, where I am excited to offer services to California and Washington residents via telehealth technology. I have worked with adults across the lifespan (18-100+) and believe I work best with someone who is looking for the best path and tools to use along the way of healing and growth. My ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to 1. implement my recommendations, 2. consider honestly the barriers to their change, and 3. give me feedback so I can adapt to better suit their needs.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS I joined Therapy Lab (www.therapylab.com) January 2021, where I am excited to offer services to California and Washington residents via telehealth technology. I have worked with adults across the lifespan (18-100+) and believe I work best with someone who is looking for the best path and tools to use along the way of healing and growth. My ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to 1. implement my recommendations, 2. consider honestly the barriers to their change, and 3. give me feedback so I can adapt to better suit their needs.
(323) 601-0029 View (323) 601-0029
Photo of Tamika Torres, Psychologist in 90017, CA
Tamika Torres
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with motherhood? Ashamed about your thoughts surrounding your child, partner or yourself. Finding it difficult to balance motherhood and work/entrepreneur goals? Navigating motherhood can be lonely and each mom or mom-to-be struggles in different ways. During this journey called motherhood, you deserve to be supported to alleviate your unique challenges and vulnerability.I am passionate about helping women find their way through unpleasant thoughts and emotions relating to motherhood. Most importantly, I strive to form a meaningful relationship with my clients. I believe the client is the expert in their own life.
Are you struggling with motherhood? Ashamed about your thoughts surrounding your child, partner or yourself. Finding it difficult to balance motherhood and work/entrepreneur goals? Navigating motherhood can be lonely and each mom or mom-to-be struggles in different ways. During this journey called motherhood, you deserve to be supported to alleviate your unique challenges and vulnerability.I am passionate about helping women find their way through unpleasant thoughts and emotions relating to motherhood. Most importantly, I strive to form a meaningful relationship with my clients. I believe the client is the expert in their own life.
(818) 514-7711 View (818) 514-7711
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Matthew D. Pfeiffer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, MA, LPCC, LPC, CPC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
When considering my patients, I take a holistic approach and assess from a bio/psycho/social/spiritual point-of-view. I believe assessing the whole patient is the best way to understand underlying problems/symptoms related to psychopathology. Most importantly, empathy, trust, a therapeutic alliance and rapport is of utmost concern; I want your therapy hour to be useful, beneficial, and enjoyable.
When considering my patients, I take a holistic approach and assess from a bio/psycho/social/spiritual point-of-view. I believe assessing the whole patient is the best way to understand underlying problems/symptoms related to psychopathology. Most importantly, empathy, trust, a therapeutic alliance and rapport is of utmost concern; I want your therapy hour to be useful, beneficial, and enjoyable.
(925) 350-4537 View (925) 350-4537
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Crystal Flores
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Many of my clients experienced heightened feelings of anxiety, depression, and burnout during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The crushing weight of local and global issues became burdensome as they were expected to stay afloat in their everyday lives. This led them to question their purpose and role in society. How was I doing it all? Am I even happy? Where do I go from here? Here’s the thing. There is no way we can go back to life as we knew it. This is an opportunity to begin anew.
Many of my clients experienced heightened feelings of anxiety, depression, and burnout during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The crushing weight of local and global issues became burdensome as they were expected to stay afloat in their everyday lives. This led them to question their purpose and role in society. How was I doing it all? Am I even happy? Where do I go from here? Here’s the thing. There is no way we can go back to life as we knew it. This is an opportunity to begin anew.
(818) 390-9972 View (818) 390-9972
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Shayan Firoz Rahman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges, build resilience, and create fulfilling lives. I help my clients navigate the complexities of a wide range of challenges, from depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, to chronic illness, and I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy to optimize cognitive, affective, and physiological well-being. Each person deserves individualized care, so I utilize a client-centered approach, actively listening to build a collaborative working alliance with you based on empathy and trust.
I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges, build resilience, and create fulfilling lives. I help my clients navigate the complexities of a wide range of challenges, from depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, to chronic illness, and I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy to optimize cognitive, affective, and physiological well-being. Each person deserves individualized care, so I utilize a client-centered approach, actively listening to build a collaborative working alliance with you based on empathy and trust.
(818) 306-5944 View (818) 306-5944
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Debra Warner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
Many of my clients are survivors of abuse. The type of abuse varies, but includes mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Often times these individuals want someone to listen to them without judgement and foe someone to believe them. When clients tell me they have experienced abuse, my response is the same. I thank the individual for sharing their story because I understand how difficult it is. It is especially difficult for my male clients. My clients are looking to understand and process the abuse in the hopes of healing and to have healthier relationships.
(310) 448-1036 View (310) 448-1036
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Valencia Harriott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Compassionate by nature and by nurture, Val is a licensed clinical psychologist with a heart for people, a mind for science, and a welcoming sense of humor. Her training and experience is based in cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral medicine, with additional interests in positive psychology and Black women’s mental health. Val values a collaborative approach to therapy, and fosters an environment where clients feel seen and heard as they journey towards meeting their goals.
Compassionate by nature and by nurture, Val is a licensed clinical psychologist with a heart for people, a mind for science, and a welcoming sense of humor. Her training and experience is based in cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral medicine, with additional interests in positive psychology and Black women’s mental health. Val values a collaborative approach to therapy, and fosters an environment where clients feel seen and heard as they journey towards meeting their goals.
(213) 306-5582 View (213) 306-5582
Photo of Dr. Silvana Aviles, Psychologist in 90017, CA
Dr. Silvana Aviles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes the various facets of life can become overwhelming and too complex to handle on your own. You may be experiencing difficulties in your day to day life. Your relationships may seem to be falling apart. You might be coping with loss or stress related to current circumstances. I can help you begin to untangle this difficult web. I believe that effective therapy begins with a strong therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing a safe and affirming space for those of all identities to explore their inner self. I aim to guide my clients towards gaining insight, increasing self-awareness, empowerment and healing.
Sometimes the various facets of life can become overwhelming and too complex to handle on your own. You may be experiencing difficulties in your day to day life. Your relationships may seem to be falling apart. You might be coping with loss or stress related to current circumstances. I can help you begin to untangle this difficult web. I believe that effective therapy begins with a strong therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing a safe and affirming space for those of all identities to explore their inner self. I aim to guide my clients towards gaining insight, increasing self-awareness, empowerment and healing.
(213) 373-6647 View (213) 373-6647
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Robert R Briones
Psychologist, Psy, D
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Most everyone experiences some Problems of Living during the course of his or her life. These can manifest as common psychological symptoms or as difficulties in relationship or work. By attending to the contributions that both past experiences and present circumstances make, I work to liberate effort and energy caught in these problems, making that very energy available for the pursuit of wishes and some measure of joy.
Most everyone experiences some Problems of Living during the course of his or her life. These can manifest as common psychological symptoms or as difficulties in relationship or work. By attending to the contributions that both past experiences and present circumstances make, I work to liberate effort and energy caught in these problems, making that very energy available for the pursuit of wishes and some measure of joy.
(213) 261-8604 View (213) 261-8604
Photo of Meredith Siller, Marriage & Family Therapist in 90017, CA
Meredith Siller
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
We all carry within us younger versions of ourselves - remarkable beings who have helped you navigate a whole lot to get you to where you are today. I connect with, nurture, and lift up these younger selves. I believe developing a deep connection to ourselves, understanding and holding compassion for all the ways we were taught to survive, and connecting authentically to others is how we break cycles and lean into a richer life.
We all carry within us younger versions of ourselves - remarkable beings who have helped you navigate a whole lot to get you to where you are today. I connect with, nurture, and lift up these younger selves. I believe developing a deep connection to ourselves, understanding and holding compassion for all the ways we were taught to survive, and connecting authentically to others is how we break cycles and lean into a richer life.
(323) 313-0112 View (323) 313-0112
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Wendy Herrera Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
(562) 620-8373 View (562) 620-8373
Photo of Dan Fink, Marriage & Family Therapist in 90017, CA
Dan Fink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Life is messy, relationships are difficult, and struggling alone is overwhelming. We need supportive relationships to get our needs met and we need awareness of our own relational style to build those relationships. This includes how we engage with others, the assumptions we make, and how we manage ruptures. I believe we are only as happy and healthy as the communities that support us, so seeking additional community connections is an important part of my approach. We all need support to integrate the frequently demanding and often competing parts of their lives.
Life is messy, relationships are difficult, and struggling alone is overwhelming. We need supportive relationships to get our needs met and we need awareness of our own relational style to build those relationships. This includes how we engage with others, the assumptions we make, and how we manage ruptures. I believe we are only as happy and healthy as the communities that support us, so seeking additional community connections is an important part of my approach. We all need support to integrate the frequently demanding and often competing parts of their lives.
(310) 361-5655 View (310) 361-5655
Photo of Chandler Sims Chang, Psychologist in 90017, CA
Chandler Sims Chang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Dr. Chang, founder of Therapy Lab and TL Kids (formerly Golden Hour Therapy), has provided science-based psychological treatment in downtown Los Angeles since 2008. Using evidence-based treatments and a compassionate approach, she offers expertise based on a decade of experience at prestigious research-oriented psychology programs, including UCLA and NYU's Child Study Center, with degrees from Princeton University and The University of Georgia.
Dr. Chang, founder of Therapy Lab and TL Kids (formerly Golden Hour Therapy), has provided science-based psychological treatment in downtown Los Angeles since 2008. Using evidence-based treatments and a compassionate approach, she offers expertise based on a decade of experience at prestigious research-oriented psychology programs, including UCLA and NYU's Child Study Center, with degrees from Princeton University and The University of Georgia.
(323) 275-9242 View (323) 275-9242
Photo of Pamela Modeste in 90017, CA
Pamela Modeste
RDT, MS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
As wonderful as life can be, reaching your goals, coping with everyday issues, handling relationships, finding purpose, and staying inspired can be challenging. At times, embracing who you are and what you believe can be difficult. Even with your best efforts life can be stressful, and things don’t always go as planned. Connecting body and mind; using creative expression to destress, heal, dig deeper, and express what you are going though when words aren't enough, may be what you need to help guide you through challenges, make healthy decisions, feel better, and enjoy life. Would you like to understand the healing of your story?
As wonderful as life can be, reaching your goals, coping with everyday issues, handling relationships, finding purpose, and staying inspired can be challenging. At times, embracing who you are and what you believe can be difficult. Even with your best efforts life can be stressful, and things don’t always go as planned. Connecting body and mind; using creative expression to destress, heal, dig deeper, and express what you are going though when words aren't enough, may be what you need to help guide you through challenges, make healthy decisions, feel better, and enjoy life. Would you like to understand the healing of your story?
(424) 433-4871 View (424) 433-4871
Photo of Ivonne Campuzano, Marriage & Family Therapist in 90017, CA
Ivonne Campuzano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! So happy you’re here. Deciding to start therapy is not always an easy thing to do so I am super happy that you have taken the first step. Let’s be real. Life is hard. Life is even harder when we don’t have someone we trust in our corner. Whether it be to process our past, vent about the present, or plan our future, sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Someone who listens, someone who doesn’t interrupt to talk about themselves, or maybe someone who isn’t family. As a first-generation Latinx therapist, I understand these struggles and how difficult it may be to find someone who "just gets it."
Hi! So happy you’re here. Deciding to start therapy is not always an easy thing to do so I am super happy that you have taken the first step. Let’s be real. Life is hard. Life is even harder when we don’t have someone we trust in our corner. Whether it be to process our past, vent about the present, or plan our future, sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Someone who listens, someone who doesn’t interrupt to talk about themselves, or maybe someone who isn’t family. As a first-generation Latinx therapist, I understand these struggles and how difficult it may be to find someone who "just gets it."
(562) 269-3408 View (562) 269-3408
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Derek Hurschman: Performance And Sport Psychotherapist
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
My ideal client strives for - or stands at - the threshold of greatness. An athlete hunting for peak performance, a business executive eyeing boardroom leadership, or an actor preparing for a new role: they encounter hurdles. These can manifest as performance anxiety, loss of motivation, or self-doubt, magnified in high-pressure environments. Are you trying to unleash your true potential? I can provide a teammate with diverse experiences, using my background in collegiate & professional sport to academia, as someone to help walk the intricacies of your battles & is equipped to guide you towards maximizing your true capabilities.
My ideal client strives for - or stands at - the threshold of greatness. An athlete hunting for peak performance, a business executive eyeing boardroom leadership, or an actor preparing for a new role: they encounter hurdles. These can manifest as performance anxiety, loss of motivation, or self-doubt, magnified in high-pressure environments. Are you trying to unleash your true potential? I can provide a teammate with diverse experiences, using my background in collegiate & professional sport to academia, as someone to help walk the intricacies of your battles & is equipped to guide you towards maximizing your true capabilities.
(562) 393-6492 View (562) 393-6492

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90017

80+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90017 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90017 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90017?

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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.