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Jennifer M. Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Reaching out for support can feel scary and takes courage. I use a strengths-based approach when working collaboratively with clients to identify goals and develop a plan to move forward. I believe a safe and comfortable therapy environment is created through empathy, teaching, and humor.
Currently accepting new clients. Reaching out for support can feel scary and takes courage. I use a strengths-based approach when working collaboratively with clients to identify goals and develop a plan to move forward. I believe a safe and comfortable therapy environment is created through empathy, teaching, and humor.
(949) 799-4334 View (949) 799-4334
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Lisa Pepper-Satkin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
Lisa Pepper-Satkin, MA, MFT is an Executive Therapeutic Coach helping high-achieving leaders actualize BIG visions. She is also a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Lisa uniquely integrates 25+ years’ experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist and Entrepreneur, fusing these disciplines in a unique approach she calls Executive Therapeutic Coaching. She assists the client in recognizing what personal blocks and entrenched behaviors are preventing them from achieving optimal results by creating a safe pathway to explore what is getting in their way. She combines these skills to guide highly committed people.
Lisa Pepper-Satkin, MA, MFT is an Executive Therapeutic Coach helping high-achieving leaders actualize BIG visions. She is also a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Lisa uniquely integrates 25+ years’ experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist and Entrepreneur, fusing these disciplines in a unique approach she calls Executive Therapeutic Coaching. She assists the client in recognizing what personal blocks and entrenched behaviors are preventing them from achieving optimal results by creating a safe pathway to explore what is getting in their way. She combines these skills to guide highly committed people.
(415) 723-4253 View (415) 723-4253
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Marina Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
At times we all need help sorting out life's complexities. At the Marina Counseling Center we offer professional, skilled, affordable, psychotherapy to address the challanges that life can bring. The Marina Counseling Center is a non-profit community counseling center and training institute in the heart of San Francisco's Marina district. We provide counseling to adults, couples, and families on fees adjusted to client needs. These fees range from $35 and up, based on ability to pay.
At times we all need help sorting out life's complexities. At the Marina Counseling Center we offer professional, skilled, affordable, psychotherapy to address the challanges that life can bring. The Marina Counseling Center is a non-profit community counseling center and training institute in the heart of San Francisco's Marina district. We provide counseling to adults, couples, and families on fees adjusted to client needs. These fees range from $35 and up, based on ability to pay.
(415) 969-2090 View (415) 969-2090
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Kendra Gilberd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
There are times when we can feel overwhelmed in our life and our usual coping skills are not enough. We may be struggling in our relationships, work, with addictive behaviors or just a general sense of unhappiness or anxiety. Individual or couples therapy can help. I have a warm, collaborative and interactive approach to help you uncover the roots of the issue and help you heal and change the patterns that are blocking you from feeling a sense of connection and joy in your life, work and relationships.
There are times when we can feel overwhelmed in our life and our usual coping skills are not enough. We may be struggling in our relationships, work, with addictive behaviors or just a general sense of unhappiness or anxiety. Individual or couples therapy can help. I have a warm, collaborative and interactive approach to help you uncover the roots of the issue and help you heal and change the patterns that are blocking you from feeling a sense of connection and joy in your life, work and relationships.
(628) 888-1142 View (628) 888-1142
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Meghan Crane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
Welcome! Mindfulness is a practice of self awareness where one learns the significance of what I call the "emotional pause", this is essential in both individual and couples work. Being able to pause allows our minds and bodies to process and integrate information, creating space for self acceptance and making choices that support and align with our personal wellbeing. It also allows us to "respond" rather than "react" in relationship. My approach is direct yet compassionate,I use talk therapy and somatic practices to help couples and individuals fully get to know themselves and make choices that create lasting change.
Welcome! Mindfulness is a practice of self awareness where one learns the significance of what I call the "emotional pause", this is essential in both individual and couples work. Being able to pause allows our minds and bodies to process and integrate information, creating space for self acceptance and making choices that support and align with our personal wellbeing. It also allows us to "respond" rather than "react" in relationship. My approach is direct yet compassionate,I use talk therapy and somatic practices to help couples and individuals fully get to know themselves and make choices that create lasting change.
(415) 639-9917 View (415) 639-9917
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Kathleen DeVos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
Here's what I believe: Your emotionality is one of your greatest resources. When we can understand our emotions as information, not instructions, we have access to all of the rich insights they provide to us about ourselves and the world around us. As a holistically oriented therapist, my work weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to assist you in developing self compassion, mindfulness, Emotional Fluency and a reconnection to your body and it’s wisdom.
(415) 423-2651 View (415) 423-2651
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Jamie Spitz, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Seeking support for yourself and/or child requires courage and humility. I strive to provide each of my clients with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. When we experience emotional safety, and the basic need of being seen and heard, we can begin to understand our ourselves more deeply. My style is warm, interpersonal, collaborative, and challenging at times, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term fulfillment.
Seeking support for yourself and/or child requires courage and humility. I strive to provide each of my clients with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. When we experience emotional safety, and the basic need of being seen and heard, we can begin to understand our ourselves more deeply. My style is warm, interpersonal, collaborative, and challenging at times, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term fulfillment.
(949) 627-8314 View (949) 627-8314
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Michael Guy Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
One of the things that haunts me about our all too human condition is how much pain we have to suffer in the ordinary conduct of our lives. Who do we turn to when we are in such despair that we don’t know where to turn? I believe all of us suffer from occasional feelings of fear, alienation, depression, confusion. Some suffer from these symptoms more than others, but we are all otherwise more or less the same. I try to connect with your deepest existential issues and help you get to know yourself intimately, in order to bring the passion and happiness than has been missing back into your life . . . or perhaps, for the first time?
One of the things that haunts me about our all too human condition is how much pain we have to suffer in the ordinary conduct of our lives. Who do we turn to when we are in such despair that we don’t know where to turn? I believe all of us suffer from occasional feelings of fear, alienation, depression, confusion. Some suffer from these symptoms more than others, but we are all otherwise more or less the same. I try to connect with your deepest existential issues and help you get to know yourself intimately, in order to bring the passion and happiness than has been missing back into your life . . . or perhaps, for the first time?
(415) 871-0145 View (415) 871-0145
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Dorene Paul, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
Welcome, my name Dorene Paul and I am a licensed psychotherapist and marriage counselor. I have had the honor of practicing therapy for over 20 years, working with adults, couples and youth with a wide variety of issues. In my experience, each person comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, feelings, issues, gifts, goals, therefore I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, from cognitive to current psychodynamic approaches and EMDR for those dealing with past trauma. In therapy I am your companion and counselor on a deeply meaningful journey.
Welcome, my name Dorene Paul and I am a licensed psychotherapist and marriage counselor. I have had the honor of practicing therapy for over 20 years, working with adults, couples and youth with a wide variety of issues. In my experience, each person comes to therapy with a unique set of experiences, feelings, issues, gifts, goals, therefore I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, from cognitive to current psychodynamic approaches and EMDR for those dealing with past trauma. In therapy I am your companion and counselor on a deeply meaningful journey.
(415) 780-9081 View (415) 780-9081
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Scott Christenson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles.
Are you in the middle of a life transition such as a loss, career change, relationship breakup, or spiritual crisis? Are you noticing that you lack motivation? Are you afraid of feelings that seem to appear out of nowhere? I offer a safe, compassionate space to explore all of these questions and to support you in your difficult times. We will also explore ways to be resilient in the face of your struggles.
(415) 980-1384 View (415) 980-1384
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Deborah Caust, Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
As a Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, I have the expertise to provide effective treatment of all sexual and relationship concerns. Therapy is interactive: I will listen to you, provide feedback, help you to understand why you are having difficulty, and use therapeutic techniques to make lasting change. I believe that therapy should be straightforward, solution-focused, and short-term. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment or to get more information.
As a Board-Certified Clinical Sexologist and Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, I have the expertise to provide effective treatment of all sexual and relationship concerns. Therapy is interactive: I will listen to you, provide feedback, help you to understand why you are having difficulty, and use therapeutic techniques to make lasting change. I believe that therapy should be straightforward, solution-focused, and short-term. Please feel free to contact me to schedule an appointment or to get more information.
(415) 233-6236 View (415) 233-6236
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Emily Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
I believe that our pasts shape who we are but don't determine who we become. Inherent in all of us is a desire to heal old wounds and learn from our experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to examine and change the way you feel about yourself, to engage more fully in your relationships and to decide what is possible in your life and career. Therapy allows us to make peace with the past so that we can live more fully in the present.
I believe that our pasts shape who we are but don't determine who we become. Inherent in all of us is a desire to heal old wounds and learn from our experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to examine and change the way you feel about yourself, to engage more fully in your relationships and to decide what is possible in your life and career. Therapy allows us to make peace with the past so that we can live more fully in the present.
(415) 634-9628 View (415) 634-9628
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Jenna Kemp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Hi! I am Jenna. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Francisco. I meet with clients online, so if you are located anywhere in California, we can work together. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process of honoring each individual's unique experience to foster growth, healing, and change. I provide a safe, authentic, confidential, judgment-free environment. I draw from a Cognitive Behavioral and Client-Centered approach, believing that the client is an expert on their life. My approach is collaborative, genuine, caring, and directive.
Hi! I am Jenna. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Francisco. I meet with clients online, so if you are located anywhere in California, we can work together. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process of honoring each individual's unique experience to foster growth, healing, and change. I provide a safe, authentic, confidential, judgment-free environment. I draw from a Cognitive Behavioral and Client-Centered approach, believing that the client is an expert on their life. My approach is collaborative, genuine, caring, and directive.
(415) 862-8186 View (415) 862-8186
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Jennifer A. Caplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
I am here to help you work through the challenges you've been trying to resolve alone. I specialize in working with individuals who are "high-achievers/perfectionists" yet struggle with satisfying, stable intimacy in their relationships. I also work with those who feel "different" from their peers in a variety of ways. I help my clients transform their struggles into a pathway to a powerful and deep alliance with themselves and with the important people in their lives. Inner intimacy can become the basis and blueprint for all other forms of connection in your life.
I am here to help you work through the challenges you've been trying to resolve alone. I specialize in working with individuals who are "high-achievers/perfectionists" yet struggle with satisfying, stable intimacy in their relationships. I also work with those who feel "different" from their peers in a variety of ways. I help my clients transform their struggles into a pathway to a powerful and deep alliance with themselves and with the important people in their lives. Inner intimacy can become the basis and blueprint for all other forms of connection in your life.
(415) 658-9358 View (415) 658-9358
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Michelle Fontaine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125  (Online Only)
Therapy is most successful when the work is done carefully and thoughtfully through a process of unfolding and bringing into light those parts of ourselves which have been hidden or misunderstood. It's a collaboration that includes tapping into your own wisdom while also considering new perspectives. We do this work with the utmost compassion and consideration for what is needed in each moment to produce the best possible long term outcome. There will be many new insights which lead to more satisfaction and a deeper understanding. It's my privilege to work with you as we take these steps together toward a higher quality of life.
Therapy is most successful when the work is done carefully and thoughtfully through a process of unfolding and bringing into light those parts of ourselves which have been hidden or misunderstood. It's a collaboration that includes tapping into your own wisdom while also considering new perspectives. We do this work with the utmost compassion and consideration for what is needed in each moment to produce the best possible long term outcome. There will be many new insights which lead to more satisfaction and a deeper understanding. It's my privilege to work with you as we take these steps together toward a higher quality of life.
(415) 798-9515 View (415) 798-9515
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Alecia Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Do you believe that happiness is not possible unless you obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism? You may find yourself turning to addiction, chaotic relationships, disordered eating, your inner critic and negative body image to find relief from anxiety, stress or trauma. This is understandable, but there is another way... Imagine creating a compassionate relationship with yourself based on accepting your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.
Do you believe that happiness is not possible unless you obtain a certain body size, relationship or job and are on a constant quest for perfectionism? You may find yourself turning to addiction, chaotic relationships, disordered eating, your inner critic and negative body image to find relief from anxiety, stress or trauma. This is understandable, but there is another way... Imagine creating a compassionate relationship with yourself based on accepting your body as a source of wisdom, connecting you to your feelings, authenticity, creativity and life force.
(415) 660-9464 View (415) 660-9464
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Melissa D'Amore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
I help individuals who are seeking support through significant life changes or are suffering from past wounding to heal and to deepen self-awareness.
I help individuals who are seeking support through significant life changes or are suffering from past wounding to heal and to deepen self-awareness.
(415) 539-0216 View (415) 539-0216
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Alexis Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I collaborate with you to determine your goals for treatment. Your desires for the focus of our sessions may include removing blocks to personal growth, improving relationships with yourself and others, undoing past conditioning- especially related to trauma or adverse experiences, transforming shame, or increasing your understanding of mental illness, whether it's yours or someone you love. I also work with those with compassion fatigue and burn out, assisting my clients in recovering the joy and drive they once felt in their professional lives. Over the course of time I will check in to make sure progress or unforeseen issues are addressed.
I collaborate with you to determine your goals for treatment. Your desires for the focus of our sessions may include removing blocks to personal growth, improving relationships with yourself and others, undoing past conditioning- especially related to trauma or adverse experiences, transforming shame, or increasing your understanding of mental illness, whether it's yours or someone you love. I also work with those with compassion fatigue and burn out, assisting my clients in recovering the joy and drive they once felt in their professional lives. Over the course of time I will check in to make sure progress or unforeseen issues are addressed.
(707) 703-4774 View (707) 703-4774
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Astrid Koltun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94125
Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. Whether you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur.
Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. Whether you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur.
(415) 886-2917 View (415) 886-2917
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Rachel Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94125
Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship.
Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship.
(415) 553-5529 View (415) 553-5529

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94125

20+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in 94125 who prioritize treating:

97% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
79% Grief
79% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% MHN | Health Net
33% Anthem | Elevance
17% Aetna

How Therapists in 94125 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94125?

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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.