Therapists in Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA

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Judith Linzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
Are you living a life of "quiet desperation"? Get to the bottom of your problems by connecting with yourself. Psychotherapy can help identify and overcome blocks that prevent you from being your real self. Are you repeating patterns from childhood despite your best efforts not to? Those patterns were likely formed early in childhood as a survival mechanism and now that you no longer need those patterns, they feel like a prison. Psychotherapy provides the key that opens the door. If you are afraid that you cannot do this, please do not sell yourself short and give yourself a chance.
Are you living a life of "quiet desperation"? Get to the bottom of your problems by connecting with yourself. Psychotherapy can help identify and overcome blocks that prevent you from being your real self. Are you repeating patterns from childhood despite your best efforts not to? Those patterns were likely formed early in childhood as a survival mechanism and now that you no longer need those patterns, they feel like a prison. Psychotherapy provides the key that opens the door. If you are afraid that you cannot do this, please do not sell yourself short and give yourself a chance.
(510) 858-0649 View (510) 858-0649
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Robert E. Latimore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
I am a skilled professional licensed psychotherapist, experienced in working with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, providing a full range of powerful techniques for personal change, emotional recovery, and relationship rebuilding. Begin your personal journey with me, learning how to gain control over stress, worry and perfectionism, self-defeating thoughts, and fears. Discover powerful new ways to emotionally heal, relax, refresh and renew your spirits, using my research-proven techniques. Let me help you reach your goals.
I am a skilled professional licensed psychotherapist, experienced in working with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, providing a full range of powerful techniques for personal change, emotional recovery, and relationship rebuilding. Begin your personal journey with me, learning how to gain control over stress, worry and perfectionism, self-defeating thoughts, and fears. Discover powerful new ways to emotionally heal, relax, refresh and renew your spirits, using my research-proven techniques. Let me help you reach your goals.
(408) 465-9906 View (408) 465-9906
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Kathrina Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
Whether you're looking for short-term or long-term therapy, I provide a safe and caring place for you. Our sessions are focused on what is important to you, as well as what is important for you. I give special consideration to your cultural background, and work with you in a way that is respectful and effective. I don't just listen without commenting, but interact with you and help you express thoughts and feelings if that is what you need. Therapy can be painful and frustrating, but is almost always beneficial. I look forward to working together.
Whether you're looking for short-term or long-term therapy, I provide a safe and caring place for you. Our sessions are focused on what is important to you, as well as what is important for you. I give special consideration to your cultural background, and work with you in a way that is respectful and effective. I don't just listen without commenting, but interact with you and help you express thoughts and feelings if that is what you need. Therapy can be painful and frustrating, but is almost always beneficial. I look forward to working together.
(510) 403-1725 View (510) 403-1725
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Dr. Kimberly Whitaker
PsyD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Helping you to discover your authentic self and live a fulfilling life is our specialty. Many times we find ourselves seeking help for answers to fix our lives. It is important to know you are not alone. Whitaker, Inc.'s team will work in collaboration with you to motivate and support you, while creating the life and career of your dreams. Our counselors provide a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment. We provide techniques that will increase opportunities for success. Whatever your reason for seeking a Life Coach or Spiritual Counselor, together we will discover the path to the authentic YOU.
Helping you to discover your authentic self and live a fulfilling life is our specialty. Many times we find ourselves seeking help for answers to fix our lives. It is important to know you are not alone. Whitaker, Inc.'s team will work in collaboration with you to motivate and support you, while creating the life and career of your dreams. Our counselors provide a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment. We provide techniques that will increase opportunities for success. Whatever your reason for seeking a Life Coach or Spiritual Counselor, together we will discover the path to the authentic YOU.
(510) 901-3949 View (510) 901-3949
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Jose Guadalupe Hurtado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Are you experiencing depression, anger, anxiety issues? I am a Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years experience of working with adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, and crime victimization. I am experienced in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, individual, and family therapy. I support families with gang membership issues and individuals out of the prison system; including abused, neglected and trauma or community violence impacted families. I have worked with anxiety, depression, individuals with suicide attempts, addiction and DUI issues. Mondays and Saturdays
Are you experiencing depression, anger, anxiety issues? I am a Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years experience of working with adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, and crime victimization. I am experienced in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, individual, and family therapy. I support families with gang membership issues and individuals out of the prison system; including abused, neglected and trauma or community violence impacted families. I have worked with anxiety, depression, individuals with suicide attempts, addiction and DUI issues. Mondays and Saturdays
(831) 534-9295 View (831) 534-9295
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Stacey D Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
We are a mental health counseling, private practice servicing clients in Missouri and California. We provide services to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, individuals, couples, families and groups. Our mission at Back to You Counseling and Consultation Services is to assist with your journey to mental wellness.
We are a mental health counseling, private practice servicing clients in Missouri and California. We provide services to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, individuals, couples, families and groups. Our mission at Back to You Counseling and Consultation Services is to assist with your journey to mental wellness.
(314) 310-6145 View (314) 310-6145
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Katie Keech
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Not accepting new clients
My clients are creative, questioning, and active in diverse communities. They often want a therapist who is both engaging and collaborative with the healing process. Someone who combines the skills of being transparent, supportive, and respectfully challenges them towards change. I have 18 years experience with adults, teens couples, and poly groups. I've led grief groups for those who've lost someone to suicide, managed programs for individuals struggling with severe mental illness, and have become an expert in clinically working with trauma with TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) who are young adult individuals between 18-25.
My clients are creative, questioning, and active in diverse communities. They often want a therapist who is both engaging and collaborative with the healing process. Someone who combines the skills of being transparent, supportive, and respectfully challenges them towards change. I have 18 years experience with adults, teens couples, and poly groups. I've led grief groups for those who've lost someone to suicide, managed programs for individuals struggling with severe mental illness, and have become an expert in clinically working with trauma with TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) who are young adult individuals between 18-25.
(510) 399-0501 View (510) 399-0501
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Amanda Hagos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be hard. I am a Licensed psychotherapist who partners with families to support their children and young adults through these challenging times. With a focus on anxiety, depression and disordered eating, I support children/teens and families in developing resiliency and thriving. By partnering with families, I believe that we can work together to support your child in overcoming struggles and develop a resiliency that can benefit them the rest of their lives. I am strength-based, trauma informed, anti-racist, ally to LGBTQ+ community and Health at Every Size aligned.
Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be hard. I am a Licensed psychotherapist who partners with families to support their children and young adults through these challenging times. With a focus on anxiety, depression and disordered eating, I support children/teens and families in developing resiliency and thriving. By partnering with families, I believe that we can work together to support your child in overcoming struggles and develop a resiliency that can benefit them the rest of their lives. I am strength-based, trauma informed, anti-racist, ally to LGBTQ+ community and Health at Every Size aligned.
(510) 674-0147 View (510) 674-0147
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Brian Phanichkarn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their relationships. I know that there's no single approach that is right to resolve past experience and it is different for every individual. My approach is listening to my clients needs and helping them find peace, complete, whole and safe. So what is an ideal client? That is hard to say as every client is unique with their needs and ways to approach them are always different.
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their relationships. I know that there's no single approach that is right to resolve past experience and it is different for every individual. My approach is listening to my clients needs and helping them find peace, complete, whole and safe. So what is an ideal client? That is hard to say as every client is unique with their needs and ways to approach them are always different.
(628) 258-6358 View (628) 258-6358
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Judith Copeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Hi, I'm Judith Copeland, I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I want to help you achieve the positive changes would you like to see in your life. Is this the first time you thinking about having therapy? I provide a supportive environment where we can talk about how you are feeling, whether you have depression, anxiety, grief or feel overwhelmed or unhappy about the life you are leading. I tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
Hi, I'm Judith Copeland, I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I want to help you achieve the positive changes would you like to see in your life. Is this the first time you thinking about having therapy? I provide a supportive environment where we can talk about how you are feeling, whether you have depression, anxiety, grief or feel overwhelmed or unhappy about the life you are leading. I tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
(747) 302-3692 View (747) 302-3692
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Sharifa Freightman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
I am currently providing telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Are you motivated to address family-of-origin, mood, or interpersonal issues in psychotherapy? I enjoy working with clients who want to improve their self-esteem and assertiveness, in particular people who would be considered late social bloomers (including socially awkward/mildly anxious). My ideal client wants to break out of self- or other-imposed limitations so that they can live a full life that is in line with their own sense of sovereignty.
I am currently providing telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Are you motivated to address family-of-origin, mood, or interpersonal issues in psychotherapy? I enjoy working with clients who want to improve their self-esteem and assertiveness, in particular people who would be considered late social bloomers (including socially awkward/mildly anxious). My ideal client wants to break out of self- or other-imposed limitations so that they can live a full life that is in line with their own sense of sovereignty.
(341) 888-6016 View (341) 888-6016
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Megan Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Hello! My name is Megan Marsh and I am a LCSW who has been providing mental health services for over 16 years working with youth and families with trauma. I am passionate about supporting people in reaching their goals, and finding meaning and healing within their relationships.
Hello! My name is Megan Marsh and I am a LCSW who has been providing mental health services for over 16 years working with youth and families with trauma. I am passionate about supporting people in reaching their goals, and finding meaning and healing within their relationships.
(818) 392-5008 View (818) 392-5008
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Francisco de la Serna
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Francisco graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters in Science degree in Counseling and he has been practicing psychotherapy since 2013. Francisco is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a diplomate member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Francisco graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters in Science degree in Counseling and he has been practicing psychotherapy since 2013. Francisco is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a diplomate member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
(858) 923-5328 View (858) 923-5328
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Catherine Harris
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Welcome! My name is Catherine Harris and I am honored to assist you with your healing journey. After 20 years of seeing clients, I still enjoy every day of this work. When off duty, I am usually hiking up a mountain, paddle boarding, or enjoying time with loved ones.
Welcome! My name is Catherine Harris and I am honored to assist you with your healing journey. After 20 years of seeing clients, I still enjoy every day of this work. When off duty, I am usually hiking up a mountain, paddle boarding, or enjoying time with loved ones.
(707) 394-3358 View (707) 394-3358
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Sandra Lynn-Fulcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
My name is Sandra Lynn-Fulcher, LMFT. I approach our therapeutic relationship with the understanding that each person is unique via their experiences both socially and in their family of origin and that each person views life from their own special point of view. I see my part as understanding each client and learning from you how you experience and see the world. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change.
My name is Sandra Lynn-Fulcher, LMFT. I approach our therapeutic relationship with the understanding that each person is unique via their experiences both socially and in their family of origin and that each person views life from their own special point of view. I see my part as understanding each client and learning from you how you experience and see the world. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change.
(951) 355-2971 View (951) 355-2971
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Bridges Therapy Group of California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
(510) 756-2927 View (510) 756-2927
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Eleana Coll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
I am Eleana Coll, with LCSW 87111. I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children, adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, crime victimization, and immigration/acculturation issues. The clientele I serve is mainly Spanish-speaking Immigrants. My therapeutic approach is to create a positive, humanistic relationship and environment to help you process and resolve those difficulties and strive for balance in your life. I use positive communication to create a safe and nurturing session environment.
I am Eleana Coll, with LCSW 87111. I am a bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children, adults, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, crime victimization, and immigration/acculturation issues. The clientele I serve is mainly Spanish-speaking Immigrants. My therapeutic approach is to create a positive, humanistic relationship and environment to help you process and resolve those difficulties and strive for balance in your life. I use positive communication to create a safe and nurturing session environment.
(818) 452-2262 View (818) 452-2262
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Katie Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
I am Katie Mason, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in California (#82916), specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families. I also enjoy providing therapy to adults at any stage of life, including young adults (18-25 year old) and parents. With a warm, authentic approach, I will partner with you to discover your unique strengths, develop areas of growth, and help you make positive new routines.
I am Katie Mason, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker in California (#82916), specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families. I also enjoy providing therapy to adults at any stage of life, including young adults (18-25 year old) and parents. With a warm, authentic approach, I will partner with you to discover your unique strengths, develop areas of growth, and help you make positive new routines.
(510) 681-0175 View (510) 681-0175
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Meghan Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
Hello my name is Meghan Giles, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals to help empower them to create lasting change. I have worked with adults, teens, and children that are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and communication difficulties. For the past 6 years I have treated children from 5-12 years of age in the school setting and virtually during COVID. Additionally I have treated adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
Hello my name is Meghan Giles, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals to help empower them to create lasting change. I have worked with adults, teens, and children that are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and communication difficulties. For the past 6 years I have treated children from 5-12 years of age in the school setting and virtually during COVID. Additionally I have treated adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
(424) 855-1028 View (424) 855-1028
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Roy Bettencourt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA 94544
The only thing scarier than change, is thinking things will never change. We love our partner, yet we fear love may not be enough. The relationship seems stuck. We constantly miscommunicate. We fight even when there’s nothing wrong. It doesn’t have to be like this and we don't have to find a new partner to have a new relationship. I honor the courage and strength it takes to ask for help. Together we will slow down the process, identify harmful relational patterns, and replace those dysfunctional patterns with new more satisfying interactions.
The only thing scarier than change, is thinking things will never change. We love our partner, yet we fear love may not be enough. The relationship seems stuck. We constantly miscommunicate. We fight even when there’s nothing wrong. It doesn’t have to be like this and we don't have to find a new partner to have a new relationship. I honor the courage and strength it takes to ask for help. Together we will slow down the process, identify harmful relational patterns, and replace those dysfunctional patterns with new more satisfying interactions.
(925) 478-4934 View (925) 478-4934

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
74% Coping Skills
70% Family Conflict
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
76% Aetna
76% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Whitman-Mocine, Hayward, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Whitman-Mocine, Hayward?

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.