Photo of Andrew Jung, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Andrew Jung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
(818) 351-1633 View (818) 351-1633
Photo of Alique Bedikian, Psychologist in 91214, CA
Alique Bedikian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I specialize in supporting young adults and working professionals navigating challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues. If you find yourself physically present but mentally checked out, or if your mind feels like it's juggling a hundred tabs, I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering a healing relationship with my clients, characterized by honesty, empathy, and curiosity. Together, we can unravel and unlearn old patterns that may no longer serve you, empowering you to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
I specialize in supporting young adults and working professionals navigating challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues. If you find yourself physically present but mentally checked out, or if your mind feels like it's juggling a hundred tabs, I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering a healing relationship with my clients, characterized by honesty, empathy, and curiosity. Together, we can unravel and unlearn old patterns that may no longer serve you, empowering you to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
(626) 243-7687 View (626) 243-7687
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Elkhansa Kaicer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214
My name is Neza (El Khansa) Kaicer and I'm an LMFT based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. With warmth, grounded humor & cultural awareness, I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, addiction, and self-sabotage. I integrate evidence-based practices rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, brain development, mindfulness, and CBT to address a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stressful/traumatic experiences, and relationship difficulties to help my clients tap into their potential, and start getting the life they want and deserve.
My name is Neza (El Khansa) Kaicer and I'm an LMFT based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. With warmth, grounded humor & cultural awareness, I work with adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, addiction, and self-sabotage. I integrate evidence-based practices rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, brain development, mindfulness, and CBT to address a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, stressful/traumatic experiences, and relationship difficulties to help my clients tap into their potential, and start getting the life they want and deserve.
(747) 254-7188 View (747) 254-7188
Photo of Deborah Villanueva, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91214, CA
Deborah Villanueva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214
Hi There, I'm Dr. Deborah Villanueva, a licensed clinical social worker and behavioral health doctor based in Long Beach, California. I provide telehealth services to clients throughout the state and specialize in assisting adolescents and adults with anxiety, stress, life transitions, body-image issues, and other women-related concerns. My therapeutic approach involves utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focus. My ultimate focus and dedication are centered around supporting my clients in making progress toward living a fulfilling life.
Hi There, I'm Dr. Deborah Villanueva, a licensed clinical social worker and behavioral health doctor based in Long Beach, California. I provide telehealth services to clients throughout the state and specialize in assisting adolescents and adults with anxiety, stress, life transitions, body-image issues, and other women-related concerns. My therapeutic approach involves utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focus. My ultimate focus and dedication are centered around supporting my clients in making progress toward living a fulfilling life.
(818) 918-5634 View (818) 918-5634
Photo of Anna Parfyonova, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Anna Parfyonova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you struggling with overwhelming stress and anxiety, are you trying to turn off your brain, but when you try to stop thinking the anxiety increases more? Picture yourself walking up in the morning feeling calm, joyful, and optimistic about what the day will bring in.
Are you struggling with overwhelming stress and anxiety, are you trying to turn off your brain, but when you try to stop thinking the anxiety increases more? Picture yourself walking up in the morning feeling calm, joyful, and optimistic about what the day will bring in.
(818) 214-8170 View (818) 214-8170
Photo of David Jernazian, Psychologist in 91214, CA
David Jernazian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I practice from both a relational and an attachment based framework. It’s widely known that the main driver of successful outcome in psychotherapy is the quality of the relationship between the patient and the clinician. It is also acknowledged that the majority of mental health issues are either caused, maintained, or intensified by unhealthy relationships. For these reasons, I place a great deal of emphasis upon our relationship as a foundation for implementing any clinical interventions.
I practice from both a relational and an attachment based framework. It’s widely known that the main driver of successful outcome in psychotherapy is the quality of the relationship between the patient and the clinician. It is also acknowledged that the majority of mental health issues are either caused, maintained, or intensified by unhealthy relationships. For these reasons, I place a great deal of emphasis upon our relationship as a foundation for implementing any clinical interventions.
(818) 350-5748 View (818) 350-5748
Photo of Nathan Holladay, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 91214, CA
Nathan Holladay
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Life is full of struggles that seem almost impossible to navigate. We run into obstacles which leave us wondering who we can turn to for support, what might come next for us in life, or what these new emotions mean. It can sometimes feel as though we are at the bottom of a well. The ladder to get out of the well can be just out of reach, and therapy may be the step stool we need to start the climb to healing. My goal is to work beside you in all of the valid and unique challenges you may be facing. Providing a space where you can feel safe, secure, and—most importantly—heard is my intention for every session.
Life is full of struggles that seem almost impossible to navigate. We run into obstacles which leave us wondering who we can turn to for support, what might come next for us in life, or what these new emotions mean. It can sometimes feel as though we are at the bottom of a well. The ladder to get out of the well can be just out of reach, and therapy may be the step stool we need to start the climb to healing. My goal is to work beside you in all of the valid and unique challenges you may be facing. Providing a space where you can feel safe, secure, and—most importantly—heard is my intention for every session.
(747) 318-5614 View (747) 318-5614
Photo of Marina Jamghartanian, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Marina Jamghartanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214
Step into a personalized journey of self-discovery and growth with my tailored therapy approach. By intricately weaving cultural sensitivities into my practice, I ensure a more effective and empathetic therapeutic experience. Your unique background and beliefs matter, and I am committed to understanding and incorporating them into our work together. My goal is not just to treat but to guide you towards emotional and mental flourishing. Let's overcome obstacles together. Reach out today and start your transformative journey with therapy. Your well-being deserves a customized and caring approach.
Step into a personalized journey of self-discovery and growth with my tailored therapy approach. By intricately weaving cultural sensitivities into my practice, I ensure a more effective and empathetic therapeutic experience. Your unique background and beliefs matter, and I am committed to understanding and incorporating them into our work together. My goal is not just to treat but to guide you towards emotional and mental flourishing. Let's overcome obstacles together. Reach out today and start your transformative journey with therapy. Your well-being deserves a customized and caring approach.
(470) 869-1206 View (470) 869-1206
Photo of Lousine Stepanian, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Lousine Stepanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I specialize in working with children and adolescent, adults and families. Whether you're looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you're open to a real change in your life, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals. I believe in uniqueness of each individual needs and therefore the treatment I provide is tailored to unique individual needs. My goal is accompanying each client in working through barriers to expressing their true self, finding self-acceptance, happiness and peace.
I specialize in working with children and adolescent, adults and families. Whether you're looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you're open to a real change in your life, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals. I believe in uniqueness of each individual needs and therefore the treatment I provide is tailored to unique individual needs. My goal is accompanying each client in working through barriers to expressing their true self, finding self-acceptance, happiness and peace.
(818) 572-1121 View (818) 572-1121
Photo of Alina Antonyants, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91214, CA
Alina Antonyants
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
When life stressors lead to feelings of sadness, anger, irritability, confusion, or anxiousness, it might be time to seek professional help. These feelings are common and may impact our mood, energy, relationships, and overall daily functioning. But remember, you don’t have to go through it alone. I’m here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process those feelings, explore and understand where those emotions might be coming from, and learn new skills to improve your overall quality of life.
When life stressors lead to feelings of sadness, anger, irritability, confusion, or anxiousness, it might be time to seek professional help. These feelings are common and may impact our mood, energy, relationships, and overall daily functioning. But remember, you don’t have to go through it alone. I’m here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process those feelings, explore and understand where those emotions might be coming from, and learn new skills to improve your overall quality of life.
(818) 698-2495 View (818) 698-2495
Photo of Susan Genie Chakmakian, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Susan Genie Chakmakian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Are you stressed and overwhelmed by difficulties with relationships, your job, your purpose in life? There is hope. I believe that deeper understanding of yourself can create contentment, acceptance and peace. Through a collaborative process, I will support you in uncovering the emotional truth of your struggle, which will reduce stress, support healing and change, and help facilitate a more meaningful direction. Finding new and better ways of dealing with your conflicts may be challenging at times, but it's time to start feeling better and the rewards are worth it.
Are you stressed and overwhelmed by difficulties with relationships, your job, your purpose in life? There is hope. I believe that deeper understanding of yourself can create contentment, acceptance and peace. Through a collaborative process, I will support you in uncovering the emotional truth of your struggle, which will reduce stress, support healing and change, and help facilitate a more meaningful direction. Finding new and better ways of dealing with your conflicts may be challenging at times, but it's time to start feeling better and the rewards are worth it.
(818) 864-0320 View (818) 864-0320
Photo of Richard S. Lyon, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Richard S. Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
(323) 648-3465 View (323) 648-3465
Photo of Maryanne Cindy Cordes, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Maryanne Cindy Cordes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91214
All of us struggle at different times in our lives. We may feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems unsolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
All of us struggle at different times in our lives. We may feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems unsolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
(818) 514-1214 View (818) 514-1214
Photo of Cristina Vigil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91214, CA
Cristina Vigil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! Over the past decade, I've dedicated myself to supporting gender expansive and LGBTQ+ children, adolescents, and their families/caregivers. I provide a safe haven where individuals of all ages are not just acknowledged, but embraced and assisted in their journey of self-discovery.
Welcome to my practice! Over the past decade, I've dedicated myself to supporting gender expansive and LGBTQ+ children, adolescents, and their families/caregivers. I provide a safe haven where individuals of all ages are not just acknowledged, but embraced and assisted in their journey of self-discovery.
(747) 326-5075 View (747) 326-5075
Photo of Aida Colocho, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91214, CA
Aida Colocho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Many individuals find themselves in moments where getting through the day can be a struggle and have no idea what could be triggering this loss of excitement and hope. In these moments it can be helpful to work with a therapist that can provide a safe space to openly talk about what life challenges have presented themselves in your life. I specialize in working collaboratively with Adults of all ages and I help provide guidance towards a path of regaining the self you feel you have lost and gaining hope for the possibilities ahead.
Many individuals find themselves in moments where getting through the day can be a struggle and have no idea what could be triggering this loss of excitement and hope. In these moments it can be helpful to work with a therapist that can provide a safe space to openly talk about what life challenges have presented themselves in your life. I specialize in working collaboratively with Adults of all ages and I help provide guidance towards a path of regaining the self you feel you have lost and gaining hope for the possibilities ahead.
(818) 722-8934 View (818) 722-8934
Photo of Sarah Ko, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Sarah Ko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)based in California. Because my previous work has been so diverse these past several years, I treat every single client as the expert in their own lives. In each interaction, I tailored my interventions to their specific situation and symptoms. Whether the topics centered around anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I ensured the tools we developed were done collaboratively and in a safe space. I provide respectful and compassionate services to help you identify your goals, and support you in coping with challenges along the way to achieving them.
Hi! I'm a Licensed marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)based in California. Because my previous work has been so diverse these past several years, I treat every single client as the expert in their own lives. In each interaction, I tailored my interventions to their specific situation and symptoms. Whether the topics centered around anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I ensured the tools we developed were done collaboratively and in a safe space. I provide respectful and compassionate services to help you identify your goals, and support you in coping with challenges along the way to achieving them.
(747) 347-4389 View (747) 347-4389
Photo of Neurotherapy Clinic, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Neurotherapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
We offer personalized support tailored to address a range of mental health concerns. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or ADHD, our goal is to guide you toward greater self-awareness, resilience, and overall wellbeing. We also specialize in trauma/PTSD, anger management, issues related to divorce and domestic abuse, life coaching for personal development, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. We also treat adolescents, offering a safe and understanding space for them to navigate their unique challenges, including identity development, academic stress, and peer relationships.
We offer personalized support tailored to address a range of mental health concerns. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or ADHD, our goal is to guide you toward greater self-awareness, resilience, and overall wellbeing. We also specialize in trauma/PTSD, anger management, issues related to divorce and domestic abuse, life coaching for personal development, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. We also treat adolescents, offering a safe and understanding space for them to navigate their unique challenges, including identity development, academic stress, and peer relationships.
(747) 223-6051 View (747) 223-6051
Photo of Alex Guthman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 91214, CA
Alex Guthman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Not accepting new clients
I offer convenient services in your own home or just anywhere else you’d like. No stuffy offices or awkward clinical settings. I come to you on your own terms, wherever you feel most comfortable: your living room, a coffee shop, a local park. How about a walk & talk therapy session, instead of lying down on a couch? Sure thing. Coffee and counseling? I can do that. I use an effective combination of cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices to help kids and families develop lifelong coping skills. My approach lends itself well to tackling tough issues, such as anxiety and depression, and turning struggle into success.
I offer convenient services in your own home or just anywhere else you’d like. No stuffy offices or awkward clinical settings. I come to you on your own terms, wherever you feel most comfortable: your living room, a coffee shop, a local park. How about a walk & talk therapy session, instead of lying down on a couch? Sure thing. Coffee and counseling? I can do that. I use an effective combination of cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices to help kids and families develop lifelong coping skills. My approach lends itself well to tackling tough issues, such as anxiety and depression, and turning struggle into success.
(818) 275-5479 View (818) 275-5479
Photo of Dana Grip, Psychologist in 91214, CA
Dana Grip
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a psychologist is to help clients overcome emotional challenges and get greater enjoyment out of life. As a therapist I aim to establish a comfortable and collaborative environment with strong rapport to support growth and change. Each person experiences their own unique challenges, and I believe that therapy must be tailored to meet those individual needs. I provide individual and couples therapy to a diverse group of clients.
My goal as a psychologist is to help clients overcome emotional challenges and get greater enjoyment out of life. As a therapist I aim to establish a comfortable and collaborative environment with strong rapport to support growth and change. Each person experiences their own unique challenges, and I believe that therapy must be tailored to meet those individual needs. I provide individual and couples therapy to a diverse group of clients.
(818) 423-5039 View (818) 423-5039
Photo of Rui Cang 仓蕊, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91214, CA
Rui Cang 仓蕊
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Rui is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment trauma, dissociative disorders and reactions to other stressful events in teens and adults. Rui is a certified somatic therapist combining Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, as well as Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Rui's approach is holistic (mind-body-spirit), non-violent, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based, as well as based on Interpersonal Neurobiology which is also the foundation of Rui's parenting consultation and coaching practice.
Rui is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment trauma, dissociative disorders and reactions to other stressful events in teens and adults. Rui is a certified somatic therapist combining Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, as well as Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Rui's approach is holistic (mind-body-spirit), non-violent, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based, as well as based on Interpersonal Neurobiology which is also the foundation of Rui's parenting consultation and coaching practice.
(310) 736-4836 View (310) 736-4836

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91214

100+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in 91214 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Optum

How Therapists in 91214 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91214?

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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.