Therapists in Prairie Grove, AR

Photo of Carrie Nickles, Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Carrie Nickles
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Are you tired of feeling this way yet?! Anxious, unhappy, edgy, unsatisfied...maybe alone. Have you not been yourself and you can't stand it anymore. Fighting with your partner constantly, the kids are starting to notice, and you aren't spending enough time taking care of yourself. Your relationships are suffering. Please don't wait until things get even worse. Like a car, a therapy "tune up" will get you back on track before the engine blows! If you are tired of how things are going and committed to improvement, it's time to do something.
Are you tired of feeling this way yet?! Anxious, unhappy, edgy, unsatisfied...maybe alone. Have you not been yourself and you can't stand it anymore. Fighting with your partner constantly, the kids are starting to notice, and you aren't spending enough time taking care of yourself. Your relationships are suffering. Please don't wait until things get even worse. Like a car, a therapy "tune up" will get you back on track before the engine blows! If you are tired of how things are going and committed to improvement, it's time to do something.
(855) 273-2949 View (855) 273-2949
Photo of Tara Prestridge, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Tara Prestridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-S, TAC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Waitlist for new clients
I create a respectful, safe, caring, brave, and judgement-free space for my clients through the use of warmth, kindness, empathy, and genuineness. I appreciate and welcome raw, unfiltered honesty from my clients because our problem areas are best addressed with authenticity. There are many places in this world where we feel like we must behave a certain way in order to fit in. I don't want you to feel that way with me. I want you to feel completely comfortable revealing your true self, unmasked, just as you are. I'm here to offer secular, compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming, and LGBTQIA2+ affirming therapy to fellow humans.
I create a respectful, safe, caring, brave, and judgement-free space for my clients through the use of warmth, kindness, empathy, and genuineness. I appreciate and welcome raw, unfiltered honesty from my clients because our problem areas are best addressed with authenticity. There are many places in this world where we feel like we must behave a certain way in order to fit in. I don't want you to feel that way with me. I want you to feel completely comfortable revealing your true self, unmasked, just as you are. I'm here to offer secular, compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming, and LGBTQIA2+ affirming therapy to fellow humans.
(479) 888-8206 View (479) 888-8206
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Jennifer Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Have you been looking for a therapist who is highly knowledgable, compassionate, and light-hearted? Have you been looking for a therapist who believes that the therapist and client unit are a TEAM? Jennifer believes therapy can be a fun and rewarding process for people from all walks of life and she hopes you will allow her to be a partner on your journey. She offers a judgement-free and down-to-earth atmosphere in which clients are celebrated for their strengths and recognized for their courage.
Have you been looking for a therapist who is highly knowledgable, compassionate, and light-hearted? Have you been looking for a therapist who believes that the therapist and client unit are a TEAM? Jennifer believes therapy can be a fun and rewarding process for people from all walks of life and she hopes you will allow her to be a partner on your journey. She offers a judgement-free and down-to-earth atmosphere in which clients are celebrated for their strengths and recognized for their courage.
Photo of Maegan Gower, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Maegan Gower
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Struggling with anxiety and/or depression caused by trauma? Maegan is here to help! She has worked as an advocate for sexual assault survivors on the local college campus. She provided both one on one and group support to help individuals working through trauma. She was also certified as a wellness coach and helped clients set and reach goals related to overall mental and physical well-being. Since graduating, Maegan has worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing varying needs. These needs include child-parent relationship concerns, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Struggling with anxiety and/or depression caused by trauma? Maegan is here to help! She has worked as an advocate for sexual assault survivors on the local college campus. She provided both one on one and group support to help individuals working through trauma. She was also certified as a wellness coach and helped clients set and reach goals related to overall mental and physical well-being. Since graduating, Maegan has worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing varying needs. These needs include child-parent relationship concerns, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
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Karen Weimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Do you feel like you're stuck in the same negative thought patterns that keep you from progessing in life? Are you looking for a therapist who helps you feel comfortable to talk about the really hard things? Are you looking for a judgement free zone to promote the highest level of personal growth? Karen's approach to therapy is based on respecting the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and building trust in order to promote positive change in your life. Karen uses cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on how our thoughts and feelings about a situation affect our behavior.
Do you feel like you're stuck in the same negative thought patterns that keep you from progessing in life? Are you looking for a therapist who helps you feel comfortable to talk about the really hard things? Are you looking for a judgement free zone to promote the highest level of personal growth? Karen's approach to therapy is based on respecting the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and building trust in order to promote positive change in your life. Karen uses cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on how our thoughts and feelings about a situation affect our behavior.
Photo of Amanda Ballew, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Amanda Ballew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Have you been hesitant to start therapy because it seems too scary? Are you looking for someone with vast experience and has a strong passion to help others live their best lives? You've found the right place! Amanda understands and appreciates all that it takes to get you through the door of her office; therapy can be a daunting process. She is here to create a safe space in order to help you experience vulnerability and growth. Everyone deserves the right to thrive as individuals and in their personal relationships. Progress takes time, and Amanda will always meet you where you are to walk alongside you through the process.
Have you been hesitant to start therapy because it seems too scary? Are you looking for someone with vast experience and has a strong passion to help others live their best lives? You've found the right place! Amanda understands and appreciates all that it takes to get you through the door of her office; therapy can be a daunting process. She is here to create a safe space in order to help you experience vulnerability and growth. Everyone deserves the right to thrive as individuals and in their personal relationships. Progress takes time, and Amanda will always meet you where you are to walk alongside you through the process.
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Mykayla Bowser
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming. For some, it may even seem scary to invite someone into your private world. You worry about being judged or losing control, and these concerns are completely valid. However, therapy provides a safe, judgment-free space for exploration. Together, we'll collaborate to prioritize support in your life.
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming. For some, it may even seem scary to invite someone into your private world. You worry about being judged or losing control, and these concerns are completely valid. However, therapy provides a safe, judgment-free space for exploration. Together, we'll collaborate to prioritize support in your life.
(479) 348-4360 View (479) 348-4360

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Edge Coaching and Consulting, LLC, Occupational Therapist in Prairie Grove, AR
Edge Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farmington, AR 72730  (Online Only)
An OT (OTR/L) specialized in-home&LTC facility services, adhering to OT standards.A Brainspotting Practitioner separate from OT, focusing on personal growth & emotional well-being. A Life Coach: Providing support for healing the inner child & mindfulness,distinct from healthcare services.Each role is distinct, maintaining professional and ethical boundaries.
An OT (OTR/L) specialized in-home&LTC facility services, adhering to OT standards.A Brainspotting Practitioner separate from OT, focusing on personal growth & emotional well-being. A Life Coach: Providing support for healing the inner child & mindfulness,distinct from healthcare services.Each role is distinct, maintaining professional and ethical boundaries.
(479) 344-3820 View (479) 344-3820
Photo of Tyler Quattlebaum, Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Tyler Quattlebaum
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheeler, AR 72704
Today is the day you have decided enough is enough! Taking this first step takes a great deal of courage, and you will need courage for the journey you are about to embark upon. It could be a life transition that has you feeling lost, or you may find yourself stuck, repeating the same patterns and suffering from the same symptoms (anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, etc.). The fact that you have found this page means that you are ready to find relief, contentedness, and even joy, and I am so excited for you!
Today is the day you have decided enough is enough! Taking this first step takes a great deal of courage, and you will need courage for the journey you are about to embark upon. It could be a life transition that has you feeling lost, or you may find yourself stuck, repeating the same patterns and suffering from the same symptoms (anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, etc.). The fact that you have found this page means that you are ready to find relief, contentedness, and even joy, and I am so excited for you!
(479) 252-9784 View (479) 252-9784
Photo of Jo Ann Kaminsky, Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Jo Ann Kaminsky
Counselor, MEd, LPC, ATR-BC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide a safe place to help you find your own solutions, exploring your strengths, beliefs, skills and experiences. I am also a Registered Play Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist, we talk and sometimes use art in helping you express your feelings, memories and heal. Play and art are very helpful with children since play is the natural language of the child. I work with all ages in groups, families or individuals. Insurance and Crime Victims Reparations are accepted. Some issues might be, anxiety, adjustment disorder, Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder, grief, anger and stress.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide a safe place to help you find your own solutions, exploring your strengths, beliefs, skills and experiences. I am also a Registered Play Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist, we talk and sometimes use art in helping you express your feelings, memories and heal. Play and art are very helpful with children since play is the natural language of the child. I work with all ages in groups, families or individuals. Insurance and Crime Victims Reparations are accepted. Some issues might be, anxiety, adjustment disorder, Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder, grief, anger and stress.
(479) 226-8327 View (479) 226-8327
Photo of Amanda Rowe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prairie Grove, AR
Amanda Rowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Farmington, AR 72730  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing the impacts of trauma? Amanda could be the perfect fit for you. Amanda is a trauma-focused therapist who offers compassion and understanding in a safe, judgement-free zone. The resilience of the human spirit is a miraculous thing, and it brings Amanda great joy to see her clients find that resilient part of themselves. Amanda is a master’s level social worker who has 15 years of experience providing therapy to children and adults in the state of Arkansas. She is passionate about helping her clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment trauma resulting from adoption reunification.
Are you experiencing the impacts of trauma? Amanda could be the perfect fit for you. Amanda is a trauma-focused therapist who offers compassion and understanding in a safe, judgement-free zone. The resilience of the human spirit is a miraculous thing, and it brings Amanda great joy to see her clients find that resilient part of themselves. Amanda is a master’s level social worker who has 15 years of experience providing therapy to children and adults in the state of Arkansas. She is passionate about helping her clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment trauma resulting from adoption reunification.
Photo of Ashley Smith, Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Ashley Smith
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Hello! Let's be honest, life is hard. Finding someone who you trust to guide and walk alongside you, is even harder. As a therapist I strive to be someone who can offer a space that is free of judgement, expectations, and is full of warmth and acceptance. I consider my role as a counselor to be one of the most important roles in my life. I find genuine fulfillment in being able to meet people where they are and help them toward healing and growth.
Hello! Let's be honest, life is hard. Finding someone who you trust to guide and walk alongside you, is even harder. As a therapist I strive to be someone who can offer a space that is free of judgement, expectations, and is full of warmth and acceptance. I consider my role as a counselor to be one of the most important roles in my life. I find genuine fulfillment in being able to meet people where they are and help them toward healing and growth.
(479) 239-9907 View (479) 239-9907
Photo of Kelsi Godwin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prairie Grove, AR
Kelsi Godwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72704
I believe healing, growth and change can happen together. This is why I believe so strongly in the therapeutic relationship. I strive to maintain a non-judgmental and holistic therapeutic environment that is rooted in empathy and focused on strengths. As your therapist, I would love the opportunity to help you achieve your goals. It is my desire as a clinician to walk with you through the painful situations in life so you do not remain stuck in suffering. I'm not here to shame you. You deserve to have your stories and feelings heard, and I am here to hold compassion for you until you can do so yourself.
I believe healing, growth and change can happen together. This is why I believe so strongly in the therapeutic relationship. I strive to maintain a non-judgmental and holistic therapeutic environment that is rooted in empathy and focused on strengths. As your therapist, I would love the opportunity to help you achieve your goals. It is my desire as a clinician to walk with you through the painful situations in life so you do not remain stuck in suffering. I'm not here to shame you. You deserve to have your stories and feelings heard, and I am here to hold compassion for you until you can do so yourself.
(479) 334-0910 View (479) 334-0910
Photo of Lydia Carrington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Lydia Carrington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72701
I am an attachment-based therapist in NWA who relies on evidence-based and trauma-informed approaches to work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, ethnicities and ages. I use emotion-focused therapy, client-centered therapy, and am trained in hypnosis/trance work. LGBTQIA+ affirming.
I am an attachment-based therapist in NWA who relies on evidence-based and trauma-informed approaches to work with clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, ethnicities and ages. I use emotion-focused therapy, client-centered therapy, and am trained in hypnosis/trance work. LGBTQIA+ affirming.
(479) 239-8765 View (479) 239-8765
Photo of Kimberly Sutterfield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Prairie Grove, AR
Kimberly Sutterfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Farmington, AR 72730  (Online Only)
Kimberly is telehealth only. Sometimes one of the hardest obstacles in reaching your goals is knowing where to begin. You are completing the first step now by searching for the right therapist for YOU! Whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or a combination of several struggles you’re facing, Kimberly is here to guide you through the journey of healing and working toward the best version of yourself.
Kimberly is telehealth only. Sometimes one of the hardest obstacles in reaching your goals is knowing where to begin. You are completing the first step now by searching for the right therapist for YOU! Whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or a combination of several struggles you’re facing, Kimberly is here to guide you through the journey of healing and working toward the best version of yourself.
(479) 437-9170 View (479) 437-9170
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Curt T. Matzenbacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT, TAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Not accepting new clients
I serve a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to couples, anxiety, depression/grief, anger, parent-child, pre-marital, family, identity, self-esteem, spirituality, codependency, perfectionism, and life transitions.
I serve a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to couples, anxiety, depression/grief, anger, parent-child, pre-marital, family, identity, self-esteem, spirituality, codependency, perfectionism, and life transitions.
(479) 763-3916 View (479) 763-3916
Photo of Dr. Stephanie Steele-Wren, Psychologist in Prairie Grove, AR
Dr. Stephanie Steele-Wren
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Waitlist for new clients
Currently, I have a waitlist for testing with spots opening summer of 2024 after I return from a planned leave. My wonderful colleagues at my practice usually have more immediate availability for talk therapy/counseling! Thanks for stopping by to read my profile and for considering me for your treatment. I am very authentic and transparent about who I am in my work. Maybe you need an ADHD/autism/psychological testing evaluation. As a Psychologist, I provide comprehensive evals and focus on testing you holistically, not just for the diagnosis suspected- I want you to learn about yourself through the process.
Currently, I have a waitlist for testing with spots opening summer of 2024 after I return from a planned leave. My wonderful colleagues at my practice usually have more immediate availability for talk therapy/counseling! Thanks for stopping by to read my profile and for considering me for your treatment. I am very authentic and transparent about who I am in my work. Maybe you need an ADHD/autism/psychological testing evaluation. As a Psychologist, I provide comprehensive evals and focus on testing you holistically, not just for the diagnosis suspected- I want you to learn about yourself through the process.
(479) 227-5930 View (479) 227-5930
Photo of Lisa A. Thompson Ph.D, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Lisa A. Thompson Ph.D
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, PhD, CASDCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Developing and activating your ability to overcome difficult challenges, healing from painful life experiences and achieving your most valued personal goals is the focus of my practice. Lack of motivation, confusion and inertia regarding career and relationships are obstacles we can address in therapy. Treatment options include both brief-solution focused counseling and longer term in-depth therapy.
Developing and activating your ability to overcome difficult challenges, healing from painful life experiences and achieving your most valued personal goals is the focus of my practice. Lack of motivation, confusion and inertia regarding career and relationships are obstacles we can address in therapy. Treatment options include both brief-solution focused counseling and longer term in-depth therapy.
(479) 802-3208 View (479) 802-3208
Photo of Ashley Cerda, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Ashley Cerda
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72704
I have worked hard to develop new and interesting ways to help my clients using talk therapy, hypnotherapy, group, and couples concepts to create personalized therapeutic experiences that focus on the most healing mental health benefits possible. Using compassion, inclusivity, honesty, and integrity, I will create a detailed, progressive plan that can help my clients not only weather the current storm they are facing, but also help them navigate away from future dark days with true mental healing. Contact me today at Curated Health. And let’s begin a partnership of your innovative health care.
I have worked hard to develop new and interesting ways to help my clients using talk therapy, hypnotherapy, group, and couples concepts to create personalized therapeutic experiences that focus on the most healing mental health benefits possible. Using compassion, inclusivity, honesty, and integrity, I will create a detailed, progressive plan that can help my clients not only weather the current storm they are facing, but also help them navigate away from future dark days with true mental healing. Contact me today at Curated Health. And let’s begin a partnership of your innovative health care.
(479) 346-4191 View (479) 346-4191
Photo of Taylor Mayer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Prairie Grove, AR
Taylor Mayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72704  (Online Only)
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
I use an integrated approach to provide individual counseling and play therapy services to adults and children. I am interested in aiding clients who deal with difficulties surrounding divorce, daily stressors, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I intend to focus on working with children and families attempting to readjust to the rules and roles of the new family structure that can surface. I will provide a safe environment where clients can work collaboratively with me to identify concerns and process them. I will help clients use this new awareness to determine effective coping and communication skills.
(337) 202-2561 View (337) 202-2561

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Prairie Grove, AR

< 10

Therapists in Prairie Grove, AR who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Trauma and PTSD
86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
86% Behavioral Issues
86% Suicidal Ideation
86% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Ambetter
71% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Prairie Grove, AR see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Prairie Grove?

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.