Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA

Photo of Donna Gugliotta, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Niguel, CA
Donna Gugliotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Please click on the website button on this page to be directed to my preferred website for more information on my practice. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, resolving past pain and then achieving personal happiness. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual. I offer a solution-focused approach to therapy and I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
Please click on the website button on this page to be directed to my preferred website for more information on my practice. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, resolving past pain and then achieving personal happiness. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual. I offer a solution-focused approach to therapy and I utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
(949) 242-9640 View (949) 242-9640
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Jessica Coronel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
My name is Jessica Coronel and I am a licensed Marriage and family therapist in practice in Ventura, CA. I offer service via video. I have a working career in the Child welfare system since 2016 and have experience helping children and their families struggling with child abuse and neglect and navigating through the foster care/adoption system. I believe strongly in giving a child a voice and a providing a safe space to express themselves. My great passion is to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and whole and safe.
My name is Jessica Coronel and I am a licensed Marriage and family therapist in practice in Ventura, CA. I offer service via video. I have a working career in the Child welfare system since 2016 and have experience helping children and their families struggling with child abuse and neglect and navigating through the foster care/adoption system. I believe strongly in giving a child a voice and a providing a safe space to express themselves. My great passion is to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, and whole and safe.
(949) 669-8798 View (949) 669-8798
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Cori Harral
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hello, my name is Cori Harral, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in San Diego, CA working with clients throughout the state of California. I work with clients to focus on building emotional resilience and personal growth to help improve their wellbeing. I have worked with a variety of clients and work to adjust to the needs of each client. I frequently focus on emotional regulation therapy to help lessen and manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Together we work to develop skills that work best for the client and improve their emotional awareness with mindfulness.
Hello, my name is Cori Harral, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in San Diego, CA working with clients throughout the state of California. I work with clients to focus on building emotional resilience and personal growth to help improve their wellbeing. I have worked with a variety of clients and work to adjust to the needs of each client. I frequently focus on emotional regulation therapy to help lessen and manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Together we work to develop skills that work best for the client and improve their emotional awareness with mindfulness.
(949) 776-0728 View (949) 776-0728
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Michelle S Duenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Staying or being connected to others---Isn't that what we all desire? To have meaningful and healthy relationships with our spouses, children, friends and co-workers. It is our relationships that determine our fulfillment in life. Do you experience depression, anxiety or stress that complicate how you relate with others? Do you find it difficult to get others to take you seriously or listen to what you have to say? Come and explore these issues and more in a professional and caring environment.
Staying or being connected to others---Isn't that what we all desire? To have meaningful and healthy relationships with our spouses, children, friends and co-workers. It is our relationships that determine our fulfillment in life. Do you experience depression, anxiety or stress that complicate how you relate with others? Do you find it difficult to get others to take you seriously or listen to what you have to say? Come and explore these issues and more in a professional and caring environment.
(949) 214-4711 View (949) 214-4711
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Megan Buhrlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients! Sometimes life in general can feel overwhelming. This feeling can intensify if you also struggle with unprocessed trauma and/or feelings of low self-worth. My clients have either had a chaotic childhood or a single traumatic experience that has led to self-consciousness, self-sabotage or simply difficulty handling stress. They have so much compassion for others, yet struggle to turn it inward. Their coping strategies "make sense" but they struggle to believe in their own worth. The individuals I work with are hoping to find peace, stability and increased self-esteem.
Currently accepting new clients! Sometimes life in general can feel overwhelming. This feeling can intensify if you also struggle with unprocessed trauma and/or feelings of low self-worth. My clients have either had a chaotic childhood or a single traumatic experience that has led to self-consciousness, self-sabotage or simply difficulty handling stress. They have so much compassion for others, yet struggle to turn it inward. Their coping strategies "make sense" but they struggle to believe in their own worth. The individuals I work with are hoping to find peace, stability and increased self-esteem.
(949) 353-6283 View (949) 353-6283
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Nicole Enrique
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
If you are here, you might be thinking of making some changes in your life. Whether that means breaking out of problematic patterns, having better relationships, or living a more fulfilled life, I am here to walk with you through that journey. I specialize in supporting BIPOC adults experiencing anxiety and family issues. I also treat depression, grief/loss, intergenerational conflict, life transitions, and more. My special interests include working with folks struggling with imposter syndrome and perfectionism, as well as spiritual and cultural issues. I'm passionate about providing culturally-responsive and strengths-based care.
If you are here, you might be thinking of making some changes in your life. Whether that means breaking out of problematic patterns, having better relationships, or living a more fulfilled life, I am here to walk with you through that journey. I specialize in supporting BIPOC adults experiencing anxiety and family issues. I also treat depression, grief/loss, intergenerational conflict, life transitions, and more. My special interests include working with folks struggling with imposter syndrome and perfectionism, as well as spiritual and cultural issues. I'm passionate about providing culturally-responsive and strengths-based care.
(949) 763-4293 View (949) 763-4293
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Dragily Ryucer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hey, it's really great to meet you, and thanks for checking out this profile. I've been working at this since about 2010 and I've found that one of the best ways to really help people is to just be a person with them. I intend to make sessions relaxed so that you can feel comfortable talking about what's going on. But don't get me wrong, I will definitely challenge you and help analyze what's happening so we can take steps toward growth. I use an eclectic style, primarily built up of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and problem-solving techniques.
Hey, it's really great to meet you, and thanks for checking out this profile. I've been working at this since about 2010 and I've found that one of the best ways to really help people is to just be a person with them. I intend to make sessions relaxed so that you can feel comfortable talking about what's going on. But don't get me wrong, I will definitely challenge you and help analyze what's happening so we can take steps toward growth. I use an eclectic style, primarily built up of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and problem-solving techniques.
(949) 776-5229 View (949) 776-5229
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Shrinks Corner, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Shrinks Corner is a modern psychotherapy practice located in Orange County, California. The practice provides therapy, counseling, and other psychology-related services for the treatment and management of mental health disorders through the use of evidence-based treatment interventions.
Shrinks Corner is a modern psychotherapy practice located in Orange County, California. The practice provides therapy, counseling, and other psychology-related services for the treatment and management of mental health disorders through the use of evidence-based treatment interventions.
(949) 919-6314 View (949) 919-6314
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Sabrina Fish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Does any of this sound familiar? - You feel overwhelmed by emotion. Your mind is constantly turning, trying to figure out the what-ifs of life. You're sensitive to the world around you and the energy of others. You feel disconnected from your body and hold tension when you are stressed. You are trying to figure out who you are and what makes you happy. I support teens, young adults, and adult women with creating a new relationship with the self through a holistic lens using self-compassion and somatic practices. For adults who are open to a deeper level of discovery, I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) when appropriate.
Does any of this sound familiar? - You feel overwhelmed by emotion. Your mind is constantly turning, trying to figure out the what-ifs of life. You're sensitive to the world around you and the energy of others. You feel disconnected from your body and hold tension when you are stressed. You are trying to figure out who you are and what makes you happy. I support teens, young adults, and adult women with creating a new relationship with the self through a holistic lens using self-compassion and somatic practices. For adults who are open to a deeper level of discovery, I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) when appropriate.
(424) 397-1941 View (424) 397-1941
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Christopher Hawkey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Welcome! Many people who find their way to my profile are in search of relief. Some are seeking peace in a life dominated by big and difficult-to-control emotions. Others hope to free themselves from a seemingly never-ending battle with sadness or worry thoughts. Some just want to sleep or learn to live without the weight of past traumatic events. Regardless of the specific reason for your visit here, you are undoubtedly on a path to reduce your suffering and maximize your fulfillment in this one precious life.
Welcome! Many people who find their way to my profile are in search of relief. Some are seeking peace in a life dominated by big and difficult-to-control emotions. Others hope to free themselves from a seemingly never-ending battle with sadness or worry thoughts. Some just want to sleep or learn to live without the weight of past traumatic events. Regardless of the specific reason for your visit here, you are undoubtedly on a path to reduce your suffering and maximize your fulfillment in this one precious life.
(949) 919-5507 View (949) 919-5507
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Heidi Kitsu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Welcome! You might be here because you need some support in your life, some guidance, navigation, focus, or just someone to talk with. We face demands of work, family, marriage, and relationships daily. Add in financial, personal, and societal pressures to the mix, and life can definitely get overwhelming. Well, you took the first step to taking care of you by seeking help and support. It takes courage to take that first step, and I am so glad you did.
Welcome! You might be here because you need some support in your life, some guidance, navigation, focus, or just someone to talk with. We face demands of work, family, marriage, and relationships daily. Add in financial, personal, and societal pressures to the mix, and life can definitely get overwhelming. Well, you took the first step to taking care of you by seeking help and support. It takes courage to take that first step, and I am so glad you did.
(949) 329-5446 View (949) 329-5446
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Nooshin Saraeipour
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming at times and it's easy to lose sight of what matters to us. Reaching out for guidance is the first courageous step towards healing and emotional well-being. I am very familiar with the pain of silent suffering I endured, to get to the point of considering reaching out for help and I truly honor the courage it takes to embark on this journey of self-discovery. I believe in coming alongside my clients in their path of healing and resilience while recognizing each client's unique experience through a collaborative, respectful and empathic approach. Together, we will work on helping you identify your strengths,
Life can be overwhelming at times and it's easy to lose sight of what matters to us. Reaching out for guidance is the first courageous step towards healing and emotional well-being. I am very familiar with the pain of silent suffering I endured, to get to the point of considering reaching out for help and I truly honor the courage it takes to embark on this journey of self-discovery. I believe in coming alongside my clients in their path of healing and resilience while recognizing each client's unique experience through a collaborative, respectful and empathic approach. Together, we will work on helping you identify your strengths,
(714) 452-1731 View (714) 452-1731
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Stephanie Swope
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, PPS, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Are you experiencing racing and panicked thoughts? The ‘what-ifs’ are spiraling, you're seeking reassurance from everyone around you but it isn't helping. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned-out? Little things seem harder, like getting out of bed in the morning, or feeling motivated to see friends or family. Perhaps you’re feeling out of control, your emotions are harder to manage, or you’re arguing with loved ones. You are not alone, and in coming to this page you have already taken the first step towards restoring balance and fulfillment to your life.
Are you experiencing racing and panicked thoughts? The ‘what-ifs’ are spiraling, you're seeking reassurance from everyone around you but it isn't helping. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned-out? Little things seem harder, like getting out of bed in the morning, or feeling motivated to see friends or family. Perhaps you’re feeling out of control, your emotions are harder to manage, or you’re arguing with loved ones. You are not alone, and in coming to this page you have already taken the first step towards restoring balance and fulfillment to your life.
(949) 516-0740 View (949) 516-0740
Photo of Susan Pazak, Psychologist in Laguna Niguel, CA
Susan Pazak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Learn to have more satisfying relationships with others by improving your relationship with yourself. Living a balanced life, mind, body and spirit, allows us the opportunity to grow and become the best that we can be and symptoms will be reduced. I work with couples, individuals and adolescents and enjoy watching people make positive changes in their lives and experiencing success in reaching their goals. Whatever your goal may be, if you believe you can achieve!
Learn to have more satisfying relationships with others by improving your relationship with yourself. Living a balanced life, mind, body and spirit, allows us the opportunity to grow and become the best that we can be and symptoms will be reduced. I work with couples, individuals and adolescents and enjoy watching people make positive changes in their lives and experiencing success in reaching their goals. Whatever your goal may be, if you believe you can achieve!
(949) 342-5884 View (949) 342-5884
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Dr. Andie Murray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hello! I am here to help. Whether it’s emotions or behaviors that feel out of control at times, or thoughts that feel like they are in control of you, I can teach you the skills you will need to take control in your life. Although by trade I am a clinical psychologist, I also think of myself as a teacher. My work involves collaborating with clients in a partnership to solve the problems that make it hard to live a happy, fulfilling life.
Hello! I am here to help. Whether it’s emotions or behaviors that feel out of control at times, or thoughts that feel like they are in control of you, I can teach you the skills you will need to take control in your life. Although by trade I am a clinical psychologist, I also think of myself as a teacher. My work involves collaborating with clients in a partnership to solve the problems that make it hard to live a happy, fulfilling life.
(949) 755-8323 View (949) 755-8323
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Zach Robins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677  (Online Only)
Do you walk through your day feeling anxious and worried? Do you feel disconnected from your relationships or unable to pinpoint the feelings that keep holding you back in your life? Racing thoughts, panic attacks, social anxiety, relationship insecurity.
Do you walk through your day feeling anxious and worried? Do you feel disconnected from your relationships or unable to pinpoint the feelings that keep holding you back in your life? Racing thoughts, panic attacks, social anxiety, relationship insecurity.
(949) 990-3405 View (949) 990-3405
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Dr. Peter Salerno
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Trauma and chronic stress make it hard to sit still. Trauma-related triggers can seriously interfere with your daily life. Distressing memories can pop up out of nowhere. All you want to do is feel like your normal self again, but you’re always on guard, always perceiving danger. It’s frustrating, exhausting, inconvenient, and painful to constantly be in fight, flight, or freeze mode. Your nerves are completely shot and nothing seems to help.
Trauma and chronic stress make it hard to sit still. Trauma-related triggers can seriously interfere with your daily life. Distressing memories can pop up out of nowhere. All you want to do is feel like your normal self again, but you’re always on guard, always perceiving danger. It’s frustrating, exhausting, inconvenient, and painful to constantly be in fight, flight, or freeze mode. Your nerves are completely shot and nothing seems to help.
(657) 293-0040 View (657) 293-0040
Photo of Stephanie Arnold, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Niguel, CA
Stephanie Arnold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Please EMAIL for inquiries. Welcome to my practice! My life’s purpose is to help other people, and I would be honored to help you on your journey. My sessions are all tailored to my client and what they need, as there is no one-size-fits-all therapy session.
Please EMAIL for inquiries. Welcome to my practice! My life’s purpose is to help other people, and I would be honored to help you on your journey. My sessions are all tailored to my client and what they need, as there is no one-size-fits-all therapy session.
(562) 268-5372 View (562) 268-5372
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Kia Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
My name is Kitasha (Kia) Martin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA-LCS 22861. I utilize supportive techniques to meet clients where they are and walk with them on the journey to healing. I support clients in addressing challenges with anger, depression, life transitions, adjustment to stressors, and conflicts within family of origin. My target population is aged 18+. I have expertise in working with clients identifying as LGBTQ.
My name is Kitasha (Kia) Martin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA-LCS 22861. I utilize supportive techniques to meet clients where they are and walk with them on the journey to healing. I support clients in addressing challenges with anger, depression, life transitions, adjustment to stressors, and conflicts within family of origin. My target population is aged 18+. I have expertise in working with clients identifying as LGBTQ.
(949) 227-2630 View (949) 227-2630
Photo of Kelsey Nunziata, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Niguel, CA
Kelsey Nunziata
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and for the courage to step into the therapeutic experience. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that it is an honor to step into my clients' lives and innermost experiences. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults with trauma, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and low self-esteem. I also specialize in working with couples and families trying to improve their overall relationship and communication. In addition, I am an EMDR practitioner trained by EMDRIA to provide Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD/trauma.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and for the courage to step into the therapeutic experience. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that it is an honor to step into my clients' lives and innermost experiences. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults with trauma, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and low self-esteem. I also specialize in working with couples and families trying to improve their overall relationship and communication. In addition, I am an EMDR practitioner trained by EMDRIA to provide Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat PTSD/trauma.
(949) 353-5633 View (949) 353-5633

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Number of Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Laguna Niguel, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laguna Niguel?

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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.