Therapists in 93311

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Meghan Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Facing difficult emotional and interpersonal challenges in our lives can be terrifying but can also be a time for growth and healing. Talking with someone who listens without judgment, understands your concerns, and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist with experience working with various populations including, the LGBTQ community, patients struggling with chronic/serious/life threatening illness (Palliative Care) adolescents, adults, couples, veterans, anxiety and depression.
Facing difficult emotional and interpersonal challenges in our lives can be terrifying but can also be a time for growth and healing. Talking with someone who listens without judgment, understands your concerns, and helps you clarify issues can be invaluable. I am a culturally competent therapist with experience working with various populations including, the LGBTQ community, patients struggling with chronic/serious/life threatening illness (Palliative Care) adolescents, adults, couples, veterans, anxiety and depression.
(661) 491-5209 View (661) 491-5209
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Kandie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX. I follow a systemic approach to therapy and believe that to understand people and their challenges it is important to understand the systems and relationships they are a part of. I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be one of authenticity, collaboration and one that feels safe and supportive. I focus on the client’s strength and resiliency. I strive to help clients find tools to cope with life’s stresses.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX. I follow a systemic approach to therapy and believe that to understand people and their challenges it is important to understand the systems and relationships they are a part of. I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be one of authenticity, collaboration and one that feels safe and supportive. I focus on the client’s strength and resiliency. I strive to help clients find tools to cope with life’s stresses.
(661) 465-6415 View (661) 465-6415
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Huma Pekcan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
My name is Huma Pekcan, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Currently, I am also pursuing my PhD degree in clinical psychology. My therapeutic approach revolves around helping individuals explore their personal narratives and facilitating growth in their lives. When you work with me, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your situation.
My name is Huma Pekcan, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Currently, I am also pursuing my PhD degree in clinical psychology. My therapeutic approach revolves around helping individuals explore their personal narratives and facilitating growth in their lives. When you work with me, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your situation.
(661) 485-3172 View (661) 485-3172
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Alan Pevar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Considering Alan... Extensive experience, spanning over 40 years, providing effective counseling and psychotherapy with a personal touch, tailored to your needs and strengths, in a safe, professional, respectful, and confidential setting. At this time, I am only providing online professional teletherapy, utilizing a recognized, confidential HIPAA platform for adult patients residing in Bakersfield, California, and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your confidential needs and current scheduling availability.
Considering Alan... Extensive experience, spanning over 40 years, providing effective counseling and psychotherapy with a personal touch, tailored to your needs and strengths, in a safe, professional, respectful, and confidential setting. At this time, I am only providing online professional teletherapy, utilizing a recognized, confidential HIPAA platform for adult patients residing in Bakersfield, California, and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your confidential needs and current scheduling availability.
(661) 524-9334 View (661) 524-9334
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Stacey Rydell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hi! I am Stacey Rydell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for helping those on their healing journey to find more meaning in life. I focus primarily on working with LGBTQ+, women-identifying adults ages 18-40 years old. Much of my experience is treating anxiety, depression, Bipolar, gender identity, and disordered eating. Working with adults of all ages, I guide my clients toward their inner knowing that we are all born with but have lost contact with due to trauma, societal pressures, family dynamics, and much more.
Hi! I am Stacey Rydell, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for helping those on their healing journey to find more meaning in life. I focus primarily on working with LGBTQ+, women-identifying adults ages 18-40 years old. Much of my experience is treating anxiety, depression, Bipolar, gender identity, and disordered eating. Working with adults of all ages, I guide my clients toward their inner knowing that we are all born with but have lost contact with due to trauma, societal pressures, family dynamics, and much more.
(661) 249-7923 View (661) 249-7923
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Kara Meeks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and exhale. What comes to mind...broken relationships? Feelings of shame and guilt? Depression or anxiety? Intrusive memories? Addiction? Lack of goals or motivation? Welcome to a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your life experiences, determine how they helped form who you are today, and gain insight to heal core issues. A space to discover your authentic self, living genuinely and with purpose. I would be honored to support you on your journey to healing past wounds and transforming those experiences into empowerment and authenticity.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and exhale. What comes to mind...broken relationships? Feelings of shame and guilt? Depression or anxiety? Intrusive memories? Addiction? Lack of goals or motivation? Welcome to a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your life experiences, determine how they helped form who you are today, and gain insight to heal core issues. A space to discover your authentic self, living genuinely and with purpose. I would be honored to support you on your journey to healing past wounds and transforming those experiences into empowerment and authenticity.
(661) 463-3986 View (661) 463-3986
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Thomas Cagle
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California. I have over 24 years of experience working with clients with various issues, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bereavement/grief, and relationship issues. I've also helped many individuals who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, as well as those who are experiencing divorce and family custody issues.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California. I have over 24 years of experience working with clients with various issues, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bereavement/grief, and relationship issues. I've also helped many individuals who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, as well as those who are experiencing divorce and family custody issues.
(661) 463-7857 View (661) 463-7857
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Jefferson Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Jefferson Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience providing exceptional care and assisting clients and their families to improve their emotional health. Jefferson came to Los Angeles from Virginia and became a trained and licensed therapist assisting in the development of a Dual Diagnosis program for a local area non-profit. He has lent that experience in assisting the development of Medication Assisted Therapy program for clients with substance use disorders.
Jefferson Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience providing exceptional care and assisting clients and their families to improve their emotional health. Jefferson came to Los Angeles from Virginia and became a trained and licensed therapist assisting in the development of a Dual Diagnosis program for a local area non-profit. He has lent that experience in assisting the development of Medication Assisted Therapy program for clients with substance use disorders.
(661) 443-3039 View (661) 443-3039
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Conscious Connections Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Hey you, I know how intimidating it can be to start therapy. Meeting with a total stranger sharing ALL the things can feel overwhelming. I’d like to share a little about myself in the hopes it makes you feel more comfortable. My name is Lynzie (she/her) and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Central California. I have been working in the social work field since 2013 with children, adolescent, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic bond is created through authentic connections. I’m looking forward to being given the opportunity to get to know you.
Hey you, I know how intimidating it can be to start therapy. Meeting with a total stranger sharing ALL the things can feel overwhelming. I’d like to share a little about myself in the hopes it makes you feel more comfortable. My name is Lynzie (she/her) and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Central California. I have been working in the social work field since 2013 with children, adolescent, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic bond is created through authentic connections. I’m looking forward to being given the opportunity to get to know you.
(661) 451-0034 View (661) 451-0034
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Rahmona M. Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story”. I utilize a variety of approaches depending on your needs, I tend to use positive psychology, along with strength based coping skills that can enhance the ability to manage your symptoms, life events, and improve your overall quality of life. I like to utilize eclectic or multi-modality approaches as I find it to be most comprehensive and appropriate for meeting different needs based on your symptoms and stage in therapy. My most commonly used approaches are Solution Focused, Strength Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and DBT.
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story”. I utilize a variety of approaches depending on your needs, I tend to use positive psychology, along with strength based coping skills that can enhance the ability to manage your symptoms, life events, and improve your overall quality of life. I like to utilize eclectic or multi-modality approaches as I find it to be most comprehensive and appropriate for meeting different needs based on your symptoms and stage in therapy. My most commonly used approaches are Solution Focused, Strength Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and DBT.
(661) 927-0984 View (661) 927-0984
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Sandria Bland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
(661) 370-2969 View (661) 370-2969
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Anastasia Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PPSC, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Are you feeling defeated, overwhelmed, hopeless or simply “not yourself” anymore? My name is Anastasia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I believe that therapy should be a safe space for you to ventilate without judgment. In therapy you should be challenged in your own skills and strengths so that you can return to the person you once were before mental health challenges were present.
Are you feeling defeated, overwhelmed, hopeless or simply “not yourself” anymore? My name is Anastasia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I believe that therapy should be a safe space for you to ventilate without judgment. In therapy you should be challenged in your own skills and strengths so that you can return to the person you once were before mental health challenges were present.
(661) 669-8285 View (661) 669-8285
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Alexandro Valdivia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hello! I am Alexandro Valdivia, and I am board certified licensed clinical social worker who offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and address their emotional and psychological challenges. I am a grief and crisis support therapist, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the difficult and overwhelming experiences of loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered. I practice with empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental attitude. I work with my clients to help them gain insight, improve their well-being, and achieve their therapeutic goals.
Hello! I am Alexandro Valdivia, and I am board certified licensed clinical social worker who offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and address their emotional and psychological challenges. I am a grief and crisis support therapist, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the difficult and overwhelming experiences of loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered. I practice with empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental attitude. I work with my clients to help them gain insight, improve their well-being, and achieve their therapeutic goals.
(747) 293-4934 View (747) 293-4934
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Hope Gibbons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
My name is Hope Gibbons; I'm Native American/Hispanic and offer a culturally sensitive, empathetic, nonjudgmental compassionate approach to therapy. I hope to offer a space of acceptance, positive regard, and openness. I have experience working with many populations, particularly with trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I strongly believe the client is the expert in their own treatment and the best narrator of their own story. I believe in the power of an individual's resilience and a desire to persevere.
My name is Hope Gibbons; I'm Native American/Hispanic and offer a culturally sensitive, empathetic, nonjudgmental compassionate approach to therapy. I hope to offer a space of acceptance, positive regard, and openness. I have experience working with many populations, particularly with trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I strongly believe the client is the expert in their own treatment and the best narrator of their own story. I believe in the power of an individual's resilience and a desire to persevere.
(909) 315-4743 View (909) 315-4743
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Rizo Psychological & Behavioral Health Services
Psychologist, EdD, LEP, PPS, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Waitlist for new clients
Our ideal client desires goal-oriented treatment to overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes. Seeking evaluations for ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, Depression and Emotional Disturbance—Dr. Jonathan Rizo's expertise—they aspire to gain insights for targeted interventions. Through compassionate support, we empower them to navigate transitions effectively, building resilience along the way. By understanding their unique needs, we tailor personalized strategies to improve one's well-being. Together, we create a roadmap to stability and a brighter future, fostering healing and growth every step of the way.
Our ideal client desires goal-oriented treatment to overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes. Seeking evaluations for ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism, Depression and Emotional Disturbance—Dr. Jonathan Rizo's expertise—they aspire to gain insights for targeted interventions. Through compassionate support, we empower them to navigate transitions effectively, building resilience along the way. By understanding their unique needs, we tailor personalized strategies to improve one's well-being. Together, we create a roadmap to stability and a brighter future, fostering healing and growth every step of the way.
(661) 425-9015 View (661) 425-9015
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Stacy Cordero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
I am excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Stacy Cordero, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, 142545. It can be uncomfortable to begin therapy. The foundation must include a safe space in which I consider it my responsibility to work hard in building a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect. I have an extensive background working with individuals affected by relationship challenges. Our connections to others are complex and vital. These connections are vital throughout our lives - no matter how young or how old.
I am excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Stacy Cordero, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, 142545. It can be uncomfortable to begin therapy. The foundation must include a safe space in which I consider it my responsibility to work hard in building a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect. I have an extensive background working with individuals affected by relationship challenges. Our connections to others are complex and vital. These connections are vital throughout our lives - no matter how young or how old.
(916) 655-9780 View (916) 655-9780
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Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
(559) 242-1135 View (559) 242-1135
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Luiza Pinaud
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
I provide client-centered, strength-based, and evidence-based treatment to people from all backgrounds. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and addiction disorders. I like to integrate different approaches into my practice, such as CBT, DBT, attachment theory and mindfulness practices. I work with individuals and couples and speak Portuguese and Spanish. I am most comfortable treating patients with mild to moderate symptoms struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or substance use disorders.
I provide client-centered, strength-based, and evidence-based treatment to people from all backgrounds. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and addiction disorders. I like to integrate different approaches into my practice, such as CBT, DBT, attachment theory and mindfulness practices. I work with individuals and couples and speak Portuguese and Spanish. I am most comfortable treating patients with mild to moderate symptoms struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or substance use disorders.
(510) 380-7422 View (510) 380-7422
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Cherrelle Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hello! My name is Cherrelle Brown and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+ and couples looking for a safe therapeutic space to search for their sense of purpose. My areas of focus include coping skills, depression, peer relationships, stress, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, and grief, amongst others. My theoretical approach is cognitive behavioral and trauma-focused.
Hello! My name is Cherrelle Brown and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+ and couples looking for a safe therapeutic space to search for their sense of purpose. My areas of focus include coping skills, depression, peer relationships, stress, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, and grief, amongst others. My theoretical approach is cognitive behavioral and trauma-focused.
(949) 649-8885 View (949) 649-8885
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Michael H Bean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTT
Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
(661) 228-8127 View (661) 228-8127

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Number of Therapists in 93311

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93311 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum

How Therapists in 93311 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93311?

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.