Therapists in Harbor City, CA

Photo of Christina Joanitis, Psychologist in Harbor City, CA
Christina Joanitis
Psychologist, MAT, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Harbor City, CA 90710  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It can be so difficult to reach out for help, so when you do, you can be assured you will be met with quality care and professionalism. My goal is to ensure you are heard, cared for, and supported on your journey towards health and healing. I am passionate about seeing individuals find healing and wholeness. By providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to emote, process past hurts and traumas, and identify unhealthy behavioral patterns, my goal is to work with my clients to normalize emotions, challenge cognitive distortions, and develop a healthier view of self.
It can be so difficult to reach out for help, so when you do, you can be assured you will be met with quality care and professionalism. My goal is to ensure you are heard, cared for, and supported on your journey towards health and healing. I am passionate about seeing individuals find healing and wholeness. By providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals to emote, process past hurts and traumas, and identify unhealthy behavioral patterns, my goal is to work with my clients to normalize emotions, challenge cognitive distortions, and develop a healthier view of self.
(424) 396-2079 View (424) 396-2079
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Lora Delos Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harbor City, CA 90710  (Online Only)
When we look back at our lives, there are often identifiable moments that shape the direction life takes next. Sometimes these moments come as an opportunity - a person who genuinely sees and unconditionally accepts you - or a choice. These moments can often alter the path of life. Too often people are mislabeled, overlooked, and forgotten, and their behaviors reflect as much. I hope to create a place for people to see and be seen as they wish themselves to be. My goal is to create a safe haven for you to Overcome barriers, Nurture relationships, and Empower yourself to take ownership and control of your life.
When we look back at our lives, there are often identifiable moments that shape the direction life takes next. Sometimes these moments come as an opportunity - a person who genuinely sees and unconditionally accepts you - or a choice. These moments can often alter the path of life. Too often people are mislabeled, overlooked, and forgotten, and their behaviors reflect as much. I hope to create a place for people to see and be seen as they wish themselves to be. My goal is to create a safe haven for you to Overcome barriers, Nurture relationships, and Empower yourself to take ownership and control of your life.
(657) 233-9077 View (657) 233-9077
Photo of Janis Powell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Harbor City, CA
Janis Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harbor City, CA 90710
Feeling Stuck? Unmotivated? Feeling Depressed? Anxious? I help clients re-focus quickly and find ways to gain awareness, improve outlook, and enhance healing so they can get on with their lives in the best, most constructive and positive way. I specialize in helping people solve problems and build new skills. I am interested in helping you get better and stay better, not just feel better temporarily. Discover tools you can implement once you leave our session. Together we can find your internal resources for change and growth.
Feeling Stuck? Unmotivated? Feeling Depressed? Anxious? I help clients re-focus quickly and find ways to gain awareness, improve outlook, and enhance healing so they can get on with their lives in the best, most constructive and positive way. I specialize in helping people solve problems and build new skills. I am interested in helping you get better and stay better, not just feel better temporarily. Discover tools you can implement once you leave our session. Together we can find your internal resources for change and growth.
(818) 924-2895 View (818) 924-2895
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Gladis M Rendon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Harbor City, CA 90710  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Gladis, and I am here to support you. Do you feel like you're carrying a heavy burden that's weighing you down? Have you ever had a difficult experience that you never shared with anyone, especially during childhood? Maybe it's been a struggle to cope with mental health issues like addiction, depression, or anxiety, and you think it could be linked to something that happened to you when you were younger?
Hello, my name is Gladis, and I am here to support you. Do you feel like you're carrying a heavy burden that's weighing you down? Have you ever had a difficult experience that you never shared with anyone, especially during childhood? Maybe it's been a struggle to cope with mental health issues like addiction, depression, or anxiety, and you think it could be linked to something that happened to you when you were younger?
(310) 928-9564 View (310) 928-9564
Photo of Christina Covarrubias, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Harbor City, CA
Christina Covarrubias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Harbor City, CA 90710
After nine years of personal and professional experience I have gained experience that has assisted me in treat people from different backgrounds, challenges, and diagnosis.
After nine years of personal and professional experience I have gained experience that has assisted me in treat people from different backgrounds, challenges, and diagnosis.
(323) 487-7414 View (323) 487-7414
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Kelly Laney-Holstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Harbor City, CA 90710
I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples and focus on improving relationships, self-esteem and mood. I combine Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems approaches into counseling. There is also a great emphasis on increasing participation in hobbies and interests as well as diet and exercise while doing mental health work in therapy. Referrals, resources, and recommendations may be given in order to support couples or individuals in this.
I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples and focus on improving relationships, self-esteem and mood. I combine Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems approaches into counseling. There is also a great emphasis on increasing participation in hobbies and interests as well as diet and exercise while doing mental health work in therapy. Referrals, resources, and recommendations may be given in order to support couples or individuals in this.
(424) 294-8843 View (424) 294-8843
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Ruben Arancibia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Harbor City, CA 90710
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
(424) 275-2390 View (424) 275-2390
Photo of Tani Dabirian, Psychologist in Harbor City, CA
Tani Dabirian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Harbor City, CA 90710
I am a licensed Psychologist in California since Feb 2011. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from CGI. I am bilingual and have over 15 years of experience in several clinical settings, including: college counseling center, private setting, community outpatient rehab center and in prison mental health facility. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. In this therapeutic journey, the patient will gain insight into their current thought process/outlook, that has resulted in their daily pattern of behaviors/decisions.
I am a licensed Psychologist in California since Feb 2011. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from CGI. I am bilingual and have over 15 years of experience in several clinical settings, including: college counseling center, private setting, community outpatient rehab center and in prison mental health facility. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. In this therapeutic journey, the patient will gain insight into their current thought process/outlook, that has resulted in their daily pattern of behaviors/decisions.
(820) 300-7807 View (820) 300-7807
Photo of Katherine R Gonzalez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Harbor City, CA
Katherine R Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harbor City, CA 90710
Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.
Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.
(424) 533-5692 View (424) 533-5692

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Maral Sultanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilmington, CA 90744
Hello! I'm Maral Sultanian, Ph.D., LMFT. My license number is LMFT47519. I espouse neuro-relational, integrative arts therapeutic, person-centered, psychodynamic, supportive, and interactive clinical approaches to your mental health services needs. I feel there is always a way to clearly express our needs in creative and interactive ways. I look forward to our collaboration and to joining you on your path toward healing and resilience. I am open to working with all clients. The initial assessment will indicate whether it is a good fit for the client to continue their work with me.
Hello! I'm Maral Sultanian, Ph.D., LMFT. My license number is LMFT47519. I espouse neuro-relational, integrative arts therapeutic, person-centered, psychodynamic, supportive, and interactive clinical approaches to your mental health services needs. I feel there is always a way to clearly express our needs in creative and interactive ways. I look forward to our collaboration and to joining you on your path toward healing and resilience. I am open to working with all clients. The initial assessment will indicate whether it is a good fit for the client to continue their work with me.
(562) 553-3505 View (562) 553-3505
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Immigrant Therapist - Asuka Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Torrance, CA 90501  (Online Only)
Living in a foreign country as a first generation immigrant can be exciting and anxiety provoking at the same time. Pressure of building a life without much guidance in a new environment might be making you feel frustrated, challenged, and isolated. Regardless of the lengths of time you live in the States, the feeling of not truly belonging anywhere might always be in your mind. Finding your authentic self, navigating through various challenges independently, while staying true to the culture of your community in a foreign country, is an endless journey.
Living in a foreign country as a first generation immigrant can be exciting and anxiety provoking at the same time. Pressure of building a life without much guidance in a new environment might be making you feel frustrated, challenged, and isolated. Regardless of the lengths of time you live in the States, the feeling of not truly belonging anywhere might always be in your mind. Finding your authentic self, navigating through various challenges independently, while staying true to the culture of your community in a foreign country, is an endless journey.
(858) 391-4781 View (858) 391-4781
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Dr. Max Maisel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90501
You long for a state of peace and comfort that you may not have known for years, or maybe since you were a small child. You want to experience what its like to have better control over your mind and body. You want somebody who really gets how painful anxiety is and can give you actionable steps to feel better. Anxiety is like a challenger who knows exactly what buttons to push to make you feel bad. To gain the upper hand against your anxiety, you need a true specialist who can point out the tricks and traps of your anxiety and empower you to finally make a stand against intrusive thoughts, worry, or panic with lasting results.
You long for a state of peace and comfort that you may not have known for years, or maybe since you were a small child. You want to experience what its like to have better control over your mind and body. You want somebody who really gets how painful anxiety is and can give you actionable steps to feel better. Anxiety is like a challenger who knows exactly what buttons to push to make you feel bad. To gain the upper hand against your anxiety, you need a true specialist who can point out the tricks and traps of your anxiety and empower you to finally make a stand against intrusive thoughts, worry, or panic with lasting results.
(213) 444-5218 View (213) 444-5218
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Gemas Psychotherapy - Hablo Español
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90502
Do you struggle with anxiety, past trauma, depression, grief, or loss of a sense of self? Do you find your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career impacted? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body.
Do you struggle with anxiety, past trauma, depression, grief, or loss of a sense of self? Do you find your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career impacted? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by just getting through the day, answering emails, texts or calls, the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body.
(562) 386-0287 View (562) 386-0287
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Erika Brinda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Torrance, CA 90501
Hello! My name is Erika Brinda. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 13 years of professional work experience. I love being a therapist and I appreciate the work that I do. I enjoy working with a diverse population and practice therapy with cultural humility. I am accustomed to working with the entire lifespan. I prefer working with adults. I have experience with treating depression, anxiety/panic disorders, trauma, sleep issues, adjustment disorders, divorce and family stressors, and mood disorders.
Hello! My name is Erika Brinda. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 13 years of professional work experience. I love being a therapist and I appreciate the work that I do. I enjoy working with a diverse population and practice therapy with cultural humility. I am accustomed to working with the entire lifespan. I prefer working with adults. I have experience with treating depression, anxiety/panic disorders, trauma, sleep issues, adjustment disorders, divorce and family stressors, and mood disorders.
(909) 939-9252 View (909) 939-9252
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Ida Pirali
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Torrance, CA 90501  (Online Only)
I am a licensed MFT. Someimes we all need someone to talk in order to deal with our problems, crises and stress in our everyday lives. I am glad youve reached out to find ways to deal with your issues. I am warm, caring therapist. I can help you on your path to self-fulfillment and recovery by creating an empathic, caring, safe and non-judgmental holding place so you sill be able to heal and overcome your pain. I have lived and worked with people from diverse cultures and understand their family dynamics. Also worked with people who have experienced negative attitudes becaue of race/sexual orientation.
I am a licensed MFT. Someimes we all need someone to talk in order to deal with our problems, crises and stress in our everyday lives. I am glad youve reached out to find ways to deal with your issues. I am warm, caring therapist. I can help you on your path to self-fulfillment and recovery by creating an empathic, caring, safe and non-judgmental holding place so you sill be able to heal and overcome your pain. I have lived and worked with people from diverse cultures and understand their family dynamics. Also worked with people who have experienced negative attitudes becaue of race/sexual orientation.
(424) 396-0515 View (424) 396-0515
Cleo Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Waitlist for new clients
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.
I am pleased to announce joining The Effective Therapy Group. My practice includes kids (4+), as well as couples, and individuals. My work with individuals includes anxiety, PTSD (trauma), abuse, depression, grief, and life’s transitions. Transitions that include moving, divorce, change in health, and recovering from the past year’s health crisis, as well as being an addictions specialist.
(424) 399-5480 View (424) 399-5480
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Pacific Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Currently accepting new clients for appointments next week! Pacific Pain & Wellness Group treats mental health and pain conditions using a variety of effective treatments including medications, psychotherapy, telemedicine, ketamine infusions, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Our mission is to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you on a path towards better living and emotional relief. Through diagnostic evaluations, we construct a treatment plan aligned with meeting your current goals towards resiliency and healing.
Currently accepting new clients for appointments next week! Pacific Pain & Wellness Group treats mental health and pain conditions using a variety of effective treatments including medications, psychotherapy, telemedicine, ketamine infusions, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Our mission is to create a personalized treatment plan that will help guide you on a path towards better living and emotional relief. Through diagnostic evaluations, we construct a treatment plan aligned with meeting your current goals towards resiliency and healing.
(310) 868-2264 View (310) 868-2264
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Moto Fujii
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Welcome to Dr. Fujii's private practice. You are a worthwhile magnificent individual. Your life is priceless, meaningful, and valuable. Are you struggling with your current life challenges? Are you experiencing chronic rumination or anxiety? We'll work together and collaboratively explore, analyze, and conceptualize your internal world. I will help you maximize your total physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual health with a focus on your healing, personal growth, empowerment, and professional development. I would utilize integrated approaches for your therapeutic endeavors. I look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome to Dr. Fujii's private practice. You are a worthwhile magnificent individual. Your life is priceless, meaningful, and valuable. Are you struggling with your current life challenges? Are you experiencing chronic rumination or anxiety? We'll work together and collaboratively explore, analyze, and conceptualize your internal world. I will help you maximize your total physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual health with a focus on your healing, personal growth, empowerment, and professional development. I would utilize integrated approaches for your therapeutic endeavors. I look forward to hearing from you!
(559) 338-5646 View (559) 338-5646
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Reconnect Marriage and Family Counseling
MA, LMFT
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90745  (Online Only)
At Reconnect, we strive to provide a space in which people feel seen, heard, and included by providing various treatment options and specialties. To meet the needs of our clients, our clinicians can assist clients with changing or modifying undesired behaviors, improve both mood and relationships, deconstructing childhood trauma, assisting children and parents with their concerns, and much more.
At Reconnect, we strive to provide a space in which people feel seen, heard, and included by providing various treatment options and specialties. To meet the needs of our clients, our clinicians can assist clients with changing or modifying undesired behaviors, improve both mood and relationships, deconstructing childhood trauma, assisting children and parents with their concerns, and much more.
(818) 619-3835 View (818) 619-3835
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Kathryn M Walker, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Torrance, CA 90501
Counseling offers an opportunity to explore areas of life that can bring you more personal satisfaction and confidence. I can help you sort through personal difficulties as well as the parts of your life that are going well. Recognizing the strengths you already possess is an important part of the process. Your strengths are nurtured to become the tools for change, as my aim is to add clarity to your life, improve levels of functioning, and ultimately benefit you and those around you. I seek to encourage the exploration of change and an improved quality of life.
Counseling offers an opportunity to explore areas of life that can bring you more personal satisfaction and confidence. I can help you sort through personal difficulties as well as the parts of your life that are going well. Recognizing the strengths you already possess is an important part of the process. Your strengths are nurtured to become the tools for change, as my aim is to add clarity to your life, improve levels of functioning, and ultimately benefit you and those around you. I seek to encourage the exploration of change and an improved quality of life.
(714) 563-4148 View (714) 563-4148

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Number of Therapists in Harbor City, CA

< 10

Therapists in Harbor City, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Behavioral Issues
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in Harbor City, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Harbor City?

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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.