Therapists in Greenbrae, CA

Photo of Theresa Hall, Marriage & Family Therapist in Greenbrae, CA
Theresa Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ART-BC
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients learn how to effectively manage anxiety and stress, decrease depression, support positive life transitions, improve social connections, and build effective parenting skills. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, combined with Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Client-Centered therapy techniques to help clients navigate the challenges they face. This allows my clients to learn from their life experiences, understand the impacts of their current patterns and decision making, and explore and develop new ways of thinking and acting.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients learn how to effectively manage anxiety and stress, decrease depression, support positive life transitions, improve social connections, and build effective parenting skills. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, combined with Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Client-Centered therapy techniques to help clients navigate the challenges they face. This allows my clients to learn from their life experiences, understand the impacts of their current patterns and decision making, and explore and develop new ways of thinking and acting.
(415) 324-4332 View (415) 324-4332
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David B Campell
MD, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
I offer online therapy for individuals with trauma and attachment-related conditions using a mindfulness-based approach that addresses the body sensations, images, thoughts, emotions and beliefs that can form in the wake of a trauma. For the past 20 years I have helped many persons coming to me after unsuccessful results with standard "talk therapy".
I offer online therapy for individuals with trauma and attachment-related conditions using a mindfulness-based approach that addresses the body sensations, images, thoughts, emotions and beliefs that can form in the wake of a trauma. For the past 20 years I have helped many persons coming to me after unsuccessful results with standard "talk therapy".
(415) 423-2915 View (415) 423-2915
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Dr. Julie Hartman OCD, Anxiety and ADHD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here! I am an OCD, Anxiety and ADHD specialist with Kids, Teens & Adults, which means that for 20 years, I've provided THE gold-standard, science-based form of treatment known as Inference-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - these methods lead to remarkable well-being! Parents also enjoy my parent consultation expertise. I've found for most folks, online therapy is even better than in person therapy for addressing the issues from the comfort of home (and decades of research backs that up).
I'm glad you're here! I am an OCD, Anxiety and ADHD specialist with Kids, Teens & Adults, which means that for 20 years, I've provided THE gold-standard, science-based form of treatment known as Inference-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - these methods lead to remarkable well-being! Parents also enjoy my parent consultation expertise. I've found for most folks, online therapy is even better than in person therapy for addressing the issues from the comfort of home (and decades of research backs that up).
(628) 214-2985 View (628) 214-2985
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Dan Neuharth
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Therapy is a powerful tool for changing relationships with your partner, family, or other significant people. Most importantly, therapy can transform your relationship with yourself. My more than 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist has shown that when people improve how they treat and view themselves, even in small ways, the benefits are enormous: less stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, and negative thinking; more confidence, contentment, life balance, and self-acceptance; and better communication with those you love.
Therapy is a powerful tool for changing relationships with your partner, family, or other significant people. Most importantly, therapy can transform your relationship with yourself. My more than 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist has shown that when people improve how they treat and view themselves, even in small ways, the benefits are enormous: less stress, emotional turmoil, anxiety, and negative thinking; more confidence, contentment, life balance, and self-acceptance; and better communication with those you love.
(415) 787-3948 View (415) 787-3948
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Dr. Josie Dameyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Hello, I am licensed in California and have 10 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in helping clients who are coping with anxiety, addiction, family conflicts, low motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, intelligence, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and often leads to greater awareness and agency in our own lives. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, I am licensed in California and have 10 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in helping clients who are coping with anxiety, addiction, family conflicts, low motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, intelligence, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and often leads to greater awareness and agency in our own lives. I look forward to meeting you!
(415) 991-7096 View (415) 991-7096
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William Scott Gerwin
PhD
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Dr. Gerwin is an experienced, interactive psychologist successfully helping people with relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, health issues, loneliness, work issues, stress management, life transitions and others. He is a supportive, non-judgmental, practical and collaborative psychologist. He also specializes in Health Psychology for adults, children and families, providing psychotherapy and counseling for Cancer, Chronic Asthma, Cardiac and Diabetic patients, and patients with other medical issues.
Dr. Gerwin is an experienced, interactive psychologist successfully helping people with relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, health issues, loneliness, work issues, stress management, life transitions and others. He is a supportive, non-judgmental, practical and collaborative psychologist. He also specializes in Health Psychology for adults, children and families, providing psychotherapy and counseling for Cancer, Chronic Asthma, Cardiac and Diabetic patients, and patients with other medical issues.
(415) 721-7290 View (415) 721-7290
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Carolina Rosales-Wyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Life without connections is a life without meaning. Connection to others, but most significant connection to our deeper Selves, bring meaning and wholeness to our lives. Sometimes we may feel lonely, unseen, and "stuck." Depth psychotherapy can be a vehicle to help you discover and bring healing to those parts of yourself that have been injured and/or ignored. In my work as a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst, I like to include dreams, sandplay, and other ways to access the unconscious mind.
Life without connections is a life without meaning. Connection to others, but most significant connection to our deeper Selves, bring meaning and wholeness to our lives. Sometimes we may feel lonely, unseen, and "stuck." Depth psychotherapy can be a vehicle to help you discover and bring healing to those parts of yourself that have been injured and/or ignored. In my work as a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst, I like to include dreams, sandplay, and other ways to access the unconscious mind.
(415) 881-3649 View (415) 881-3649
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Andrea Candell
MA
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Themes from my first book, His Cold Feet (St. Martin's Press, 2008) can show up during life stages beyond pre-engagement. Wanting to strengthen communication, fear of change, improving relationships, or feeling in limbo can show up in various ways. Sometimes it's a new perspective that helps reframe our thinking. To break through what's getting in the way of achieving a goal, improving a habit, or solving an issue, it helps to look at the picture from another angle. Like art, we may look at a painting, and see what we see. But when someone else points out features that didn’t initially catch our eye, it widens our perspective.
Themes from my first book, His Cold Feet (St. Martin's Press, 2008) can show up during life stages beyond pre-engagement. Wanting to strengthen communication, fear of change, improving relationships, or feeling in limbo can show up in various ways. Sometimes it's a new perspective that helps reframe our thinking. To break through what's getting in the way of achieving a goal, improving a habit, or solving an issue, it helps to look at the picture from another angle. Like art, we may look at a painting, and see what we see. But when someone else points out features that didn’t initially catch our eye, it widens our perspective.
(415) 619-5116 View (415) 619-5116
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Jaime Hinesly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Are you feeling stressed out, alone, unheard, or stuck? Have you recently lost a loved one? Or maybe you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, loss of sleep, fatigue, sadness or worry all the time and now these struggles have impacted your relationships and/or career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to step back and notice you are struggling and recognize you don’t have to do it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where I can listen to you and provide you with guidance on your journey to a healthier, happier you.
Are you feeling stressed out, alone, unheard, or stuck? Have you recently lost a loved one? Or maybe you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, loss of sleep, fatigue, sadness or worry all the time and now these struggles have impacted your relationships and/or career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to step back and notice you are struggling and recognize you don’t have to do it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where I can listen to you and provide you with guidance on your journey to a healthier, happier you.
(415) 523-5893 View (415) 523-5893
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Sheila Michele Clifford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and I am thrilled to be able to work with kids, families and individuals experiencing many of life's challenges. I individualize my approach with each client, child or family. I use CBT and a strengths based perspective to reflect the positive traits in all of my clients/family systems. I specialize in loss, anxiety, depression and school related issues. Please call me for a 15 minute consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you. My overall goal is to keep everyone healthy, supported and whole.
Life can be challenging and I am thrilled to be able to work with kids, families and individuals experiencing many of life's challenges. I individualize my approach with each client, child or family. I use CBT and a strengths based perspective to reflect the positive traits in all of my clients/family systems. I specialize in loss, anxiety, depression and school related issues. Please call me for a 15 minute consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you. My overall goal is to keep everyone healthy, supported and whole.
(415) 630-6572 View (415) 630-6572
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Danielle Dunchok
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
I am a licensed psychologist interested in helping others heal emotional trauma and live more gracefully. I specialize in treating extensive sadness and anxiety, perfectionism and work conflicts, life transitions, relationship issues, spiritual/existential crises and unresolved grief. Though I provide important psychological tools and practical steps to get better, my work also quarries deep to the heart of the problem, identifying the painful pattern at its root. I believe that by intently listening here to the essential disappointments and losses suffered, we can finally become more ourselves, and life can improve substantially.
I am a licensed psychologist interested in helping others heal emotional trauma and live more gracefully. I specialize in treating extensive sadness and anxiety, perfectionism and work conflicts, life transitions, relationship issues, spiritual/existential crises and unresolved grief. Though I provide important psychological tools and practical steps to get better, my work also quarries deep to the heart of the problem, identifying the painful pattern at its root. I believe that by intently listening here to the essential disappointments and losses suffered, we can finally become more ourselves, and life can improve substantially.
(415) 895-9526 View (415) 895-9526
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Elana Morgulis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Are you going through a major change in your life or relationship? Do you feel unsure of how to communicate effectively? Maybe you're feeling anxious, lost, or alone wishing for clarity, confidence, and support. Therapy is a safe space for us to get to the root of what's going on, gain insight, and transform stuckness so you can show up as your authentic self in life. I'll help you navigate difficult life experiences, learn self-care tools, communicate effectively, make sense of conflicting feelings, and cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and others.
Are you going through a major change in your life or relationship? Do you feel unsure of how to communicate effectively? Maybe you're feeling anxious, lost, or alone wishing for clarity, confidence, and support. Therapy is a safe space for us to get to the root of what's going on, gain insight, and transform stuckness so you can show up as your authentic self in life. I'll help you navigate difficult life experiences, learn self-care tools, communicate effectively, make sense of conflicting feelings, and cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and others.
(510) 241-4667 View (510) 241-4667
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Julie Auslander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
I believe in creating a safe nonjudgemental environment to give the support and tools you need to grow into your potential. I have a great deal of experience in attachment issues, as well as anxiety and depression. My goal is to help you be in alignment with your authentic self. I offer individual therapy to process any obstacles that may be getting in the way of your ability to fully enjoy life. I also have extensive experience helping clients process all types of trauma.
I believe in creating a safe nonjudgemental environment to give the support and tools you need to grow into your potential. I have a great deal of experience in attachment issues, as well as anxiety and depression. My goal is to help you be in alignment with your authentic self. I offer individual therapy to process any obstacles that may be getting in the way of your ability to fully enjoy life. I also have extensive experience helping clients process all types of trauma.
(415) 598-1269 View (415) 598-1269
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Siobhann Margaret Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
I focus on helping children, young adults, and their families who are struggling with challenging life issues. These include; anxiety, behavioral issues and developmental problems; depression; conduct disorders; mental illness; cognitive development; and dealing with the trauma of divorce. I also work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as phase of life issues
I focus on helping children, young adults, and their families who are struggling with challenging life issues. These include; anxiety, behavioral issues and developmental problems; depression; conduct disorders; mental illness; cognitive development; and dealing with the trauma of divorce. I also work with adults who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as phase of life issues
(215) 607-8362 View (215) 607-8362
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Sarah Spinner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Growth and healing mean different things for different people. Together we'll discover the kind of unique support you'll need to help you understand and rework ineffective patterns, create healthy and fulfilling relationships, and build skills that enable you to meet your personal and professional goals.
Growth and healing mean different things for different people. Together we'll discover the kind of unique support you'll need to help you understand and rework ineffective patterns, create healthy and fulfilling relationships, and build skills that enable you to meet your personal and professional goals.
(415) 426-4987 View (415) 426-4987
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Laura Mayorga
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Hola! Olá! I trained at UC Berkeley and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry (Ph.D. and clinical hours). I am a trauma expert helping clients embody emotional safety, relieve pain, and improve energy levels after suffering developmental trauma or shocks to the nervous system (medical procedures, interpersonal conflict, falls, and collisions). Born in Spain to Colombian parents, I am multicultural and multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese), a Fulbright scholar, and a former Adjunct Professor in graduate psychology (CIIS, 2016-2020). I am a Buddhist practitioner and student of Jungian Psychology.
Hello! Hola! Olá! I trained at UC Berkeley and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry (Ph.D. and clinical hours). I am a trauma expert helping clients embody emotional safety, relieve pain, and improve energy levels after suffering developmental trauma or shocks to the nervous system (medical procedures, interpersonal conflict, falls, and collisions). Born in Spain to Colombian parents, I am multicultural and multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese), a Fulbright scholar, and a former Adjunct Professor in graduate psychology (CIIS, 2016-2020). I am a Buddhist practitioner and student of Jungian Psychology.
(415) 849-3905 View (415) 849-3905
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Dorothy O'Leary
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Estrangement in families is more common than many people realize. Adult children find themselves making the impossible choice to separate themselves from a family they love and can't manage. On the other side, parents can feel fearful and powerless, hurt and confused. I can help you explore how efforts to reach your adult child could be backfiring, and why your selfless generosity may be met with rejection. With training and experience in individual therapy a variety of family constellations, I'm ready to help you get beyond feeling stuck.
Estrangement in families is more common than many people realize. Adult children find themselves making the impossible choice to separate themselves from a family they love and can't manage. On the other side, parents can feel fearful and powerless, hurt and confused. I can help you explore how efforts to reach your adult child could be backfiring, and why your selfless generosity may be met with rejection. With training and experience in individual therapy a variety of family constellations, I'm ready to help you get beyond feeling stuck.
(415) 889-2775 View (415) 889-2775
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Wellspring Psychotherapy Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
We specialize in the treatment of children, teens, adults and families. We use ACT, CBT, art and play therapy to work with children who are struggling with friendships, impulse control issues, the effects of divorce, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Our evidence based practices are especially helpful for children with OCD, separation anxiety, fears and phobias, attachment and adoption issues, sleep issues, and post traumatic stress. As a parent you can also benefit by gaining new insights about your child and getting guidance and consultation.
(415) 878-1892 View (415) 878-1892
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Lynn Ervin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904
My work is grounded in the belief that we all have innate resources for happiness and ease that become concealed or undeveloped. Feeling overwhelmed or experiencing trauma we often develop coping skills that may no longer be serving us. It is my role to help you realign with your strengths and wisdom while uncovering what may be blocking these resources. I provide a safe space for exploring the changes you want to make in your life. I will help you address areas in your life where you feel stuck while offering you the tools and guidance to do that safely.
My work is grounded in the belief that we all have innate resources for happiness and ease that become concealed or undeveloped. Feeling overwhelmed or experiencing trauma we often develop coping skills that may no longer be serving us. It is my role to help you realign with your strengths and wisdom while uncovering what may be blocking these resources. I provide a safe space for exploring the changes you want to make in your life. I will help you address areas in your life where you feel stuck while offering you the tools and guidance to do that safely.
(415) 307-3669 View (415) 307-3669
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Jennifer Hase Rice
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greenbrae, CA 94904
I currently work adults in individual therapy. My objective in psychotherapy is to help individuals make positive changes in their relationships and their lives. My initial meeting with you will include a thorough evaluation of your history and concerns in order to establish treatment goals.
I currently work adults in individual therapy. My objective in psychotherapy is to help individuals make positive changes in their relationships and their lives. My initial meeting with you will include a thorough evaluation of your history and concerns in order to establish treatment goals.
(415) 320-7162 View (415) 320-7162

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greenbrae, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Greenbrae, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
67% Self Esteem
65% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

45% Aetna
45% Anthem | Elevance
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Greenbrae, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenbrae?

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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.