Therapists in Los Angeles County, CA

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Photo of Saqib Iqbal (Saqi), Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Saqib Iqbal (Saqi)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
My passion for mental health stems from my recovery story. I fell in love with the people and organizations that helped me. And, when I starting helping others on the path of personal growth, I knew what I was put on this planet to do. So, I got out of the job I hated to pursue a Master's Degree in Social Work at USC. My approach to psychotherapy focuses on learning about the journey my clients have experienced. Followed by a solution-focused orientation that encourages forward progress and goal achievement. I believe that with love, support, and honesty anything is possible.
My passion for mental health stems from my recovery story. I fell in love with the people and organizations that helped me. And, when I starting helping others on the path of personal growth, I knew what I was put on this planet to do. So, I got out of the job I hated to pursue a Master's Degree in Social Work at USC. My approach to psychotherapy focuses on learning about the journey my clients have experienced. Followed by a solution-focused orientation that encourages forward progress and goal achievement. I believe that with love, support, and honesty anything is possible.
(562) 526-1964 View (562) 526-1964
Photo of Tricia M Clemente, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Tricia M Clemente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Hollywood, CA 90069  (Online Only)
I welcome individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and adults ages 18 and above. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive therapeutic environment where clients feel accepted and understood. I have experience working with individuals struggling with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and self-esteem challenges. I have additional experience working with minority groups, as well as individuals in nonmonogamous/open/polyamorous relationships.
I welcome individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and adults ages 18 and above. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive therapeutic environment where clients feel accepted and understood. I have experience working with individuals struggling with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and self-esteem challenges. I have additional experience working with minority groups, as well as individuals in nonmonogamous/open/polyamorous relationships.
(442) 239-4986 View (442) 239-4986
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Dr. Christopher David Schadt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Are you stuck in frustrating patterns that you don’t understand or know how to fix? Maybe you repeatedly skirt the truth to avoid conflict. You keep saying “yes,” when deep down you know you desperately want to say “no.” You resent yourself and others because you just can’t seem to set boundaries or ask for what you need. Your anger keeps getting the best of you and hurting the relationships you care about most. You’re frozen in anxiety and can’t seem to shift these patterns even though you know you need to.
Are you stuck in frustrating patterns that you don’t understand or know how to fix? Maybe you repeatedly skirt the truth to avoid conflict. You keep saying “yes,” when deep down you know you desperately want to say “no.” You resent yourself and others because you just can’t seem to set boundaries or ask for what you need. Your anger keeps getting the best of you and hurting the relationships you care about most. You’re frozen in anxiety and can’t seem to shift these patterns even though you know you need to.
(626) 243-2782 View (626) 243-2782
Photo of Bill Benson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Bill Benson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
It's stressful out there: Our day-to-day circumstances and the overall culture are dramatically shifting. The good news: You don't have to figure all this out alone. Solving emotional, relationship, social, or career challenges takes teamwork. I created The Mental Gym to help people like you increase their well-being. My 20+ year career has focused on strengthening my client's emotional resilience. Your reading this indicates you're ready to find solutions. Working together, we'll clarify goals, improve insight, and develop a solid action plan, so that you can confidently fulfill your potential - whatever the world throws at you.
It's stressful out there: Our day-to-day circumstances and the overall culture are dramatically shifting. The good news: You don't have to figure all this out alone. Solving emotional, relationship, social, or career challenges takes teamwork. I created The Mental Gym to help people like you increase their well-being. My 20+ year career has focused on strengthening my client's emotional resilience. Your reading this indicates you're ready to find solutions. Working together, we'll clarify goals, improve insight, and develop a solid action plan, so that you can confidently fulfill your potential - whatever the world throws at you.
(310) 683-4197 View (310) 683-4197
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Philip Elias Khoury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Life challenges can push us forward or, when too much, weaken our mind, body and soul. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger or just feeling overwhelmed are common signs of a life out of balance. At these times therapy can help. Together we can look at what is burdening you and what is holding you back from engaging more fully and happily in your life. Through compassion and understanding you can discover ways to build a life reflecting your values, hopes and desires. In therapy you can learn skills that you were never provided.
Life challenges can push us forward or, when too much, weaken our mind, body and soul. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger or just feeling overwhelmed are common signs of a life out of balance. At these times therapy can help. Together we can look at what is burdening you and what is holding you back from engaging more fully and happily in your life. Through compassion and understanding you can discover ways to build a life reflecting your values, hopes and desires. In therapy you can learn skills that you were never provided.
(818) 491-7111 View (818) 491-7111
Photo of Rachel White, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Rachel White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (Online Only)
Healing takes time and I’m honored to support my clients journey of self exploration and growth. Together we will process and gently work through past traumas or internalized narratives that were potentially needed in the past for survival, yet may no longer serve in the present moment. I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Life Transitions and Developmental Disorders. LGBTQ+ ally.
Healing takes time and I’m honored to support my clients journey of self exploration and growth. Together we will process and gently work through past traumas or internalized narratives that were potentially needed in the past for survival, yet may no longer serve in the present moment. I treat a wide range of mental health concerns including Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Life Transitions and Developmental Disorders. LGBTQ+ ally.
(818) 450-5967 View (818) 450-5967
Photo of Nunilo Cambel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Nunilo Cambel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck in your life? Are you dealing with relationship issues or challenges at home, school, or work? My name is Nuni, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience helping people who are experiencing issues like depression, anxiety, and stress. My foundation is Client-centered, which means that I believe that clients and therapists are equal partners in the therapeutic process.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck in your life? Are you dealing with relationship issues or challenges at home, school, or work? My name is Nuni, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience helping people who are experiencing issues like depression, anxiety, and stress. My foundation is Client-centered, which means that I believe that clients and therapists are equal partners in the therapeutic process.
(310) 870-3081 View (310) 870-3081
Photo of Ashley Shoshana Mink, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Ashley Shoshana Mink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
I believe that the body is not separate from the mind, and should always be a part of talk therapy. I use a variety of Somatic and Mindfulness practices to help my clients tune into themselves and discover their authenticity.
I believe that the body is not separate from the mind, and should always be a part of talk therapy. I use a variety of Somatic and Mindfulness practices to help my clients tune into themselves and discover their authenticity.
(424) 321-6436 View (424) 321-6436
Photo of Marco Paz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Marco Paz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths to forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience. By integrating various evidenced-based treatment protocols, I will help you understand the complex web of cause and effect, covering the past, present, and future.
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths to forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience. By integrating various evidenced-based treatment protocols, I will help you understand the complex web of cause and effect, covering the past, present, and future.
(310) 504-1528 View (310) 504-1528
Photo of Melanie Siegel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Angeles County, CA
Melanie Siegel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
(424) 249-9172 View (424) 249-9172
Photo of Jack Brennan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Jack Brennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
What brings you here is something important. It could be a problem, pattern, question, or thought; or it could stand for something more difficult to represent with words. Our work may be long or short-term depending on the nature of this dilemma. We might focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, relationships, or something else. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. Psychotherapy becomes a creative space for opportunity and growth, as well as a time for you to focus and reflect inward, in order to bring forward something new or renewed.
What brings you here is something important. It could be a problem, pattern, question, or thought; or it could stand for something more difficult to represent with words. Our work may be long or short-term depending on the nature of this dilemma. We might focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, relationships, or something else. Whatever the cause, the techniques I utilize for listening and hearing prompt you to speak on a register that leads to change. Psychotherapy becomes a creative space for opportunity and growth, as well as a time for you to focus and reflect inward, in order to bring forward something new or renewed.
(424) 243-7603 View (424) 243-7603
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Jose Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I specialize in working with adults looking to address anxiety, depression, and other difficulties stemming from a traumatic past. If you have experienced difficulties in your life and you are interested in learning how to feel better and grow, I will be your guide.
I specialize in working with adults looking to address anxiety, depression, and other difficulties stemming from a traumatic past. If you have experienced difficulties in your life and you are interested in learning how to feel better and grow, I will be your guide.
(424) 622-6119 View (424) 622-6119
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Adi Juarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacoima, CA 91331
I’m Adi Juarez, LMFT. I utilize a holistic approach that addresses the mind-body connection to improve wellness. My professional training includes a variety of tools (CBT, Yoga, mindfulness, etc.) to address a variety of challenges. I provide support to clients with a variety of concerns and unwanted behaviors: anxiety, depression, trauma, familial conflicts, and more. I utilize a strength-based approach, which may include stress management through mindfulness, yoga, and trauma-focused work.
I’m Adi Juarez, LMFT. I utilize a holistic approach that addresses the mind-body connection to improve wellness. My professional training includes a variety of tools (CBT, Yoga, mindfulness, etc.) to address a variety of challenges. I provide support to clients with a variety of concerns and unwanted behaviors: anxiety, depression, trauma, familial conflicts, and more. I utilize a strength-based approach, which may include stress management through mindfulness, yoga, and trauma-focused work.
(747) 297-8885 View (747) 297-8885
Photo of Tanya Hope Peters, Psychologist in Los Angeles County, CA
Tanya Hope Peters
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious.
I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious.
(424) 396-2833 View (424) 396-2833
Photo of Laurel Salmon, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Angeles County, CA
Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
(323) 709-0930 View (323) 709-0930
Photo of Annemarie Winic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Annemarie Winic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301  (Online Only)
AnneMarie Winic, LCSW holds a License in Clinical Social Work after completing her Masters at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and a Bachelors in Deaf Studies from CSUN. She meets the client where they are at, and however they are comfortable and appropriate- as Individuals, in a Family setting or in Groups. While specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems work, she uses an Eclectic model of therapy addressing whatever pressing needs the client comes in with: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief/Bereavement, etc. AnneMarie has experience with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services, 25+ years of
AnneMarie Winic, LCSW holds a License in Clinical Social Work after completing her Masters at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and a Bachelors in Deaf Studies from CSUN. She meets the client where they are at, and however they are comfortable and appropriate- as Individuals, in a Family setting or in Groups. While specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems work, she uses an Eclectic model of therapy addressing whatever pressing needs the client comes in with: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief/Bereavement, etc. AnneMarie has experience with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services, 25+ years of
(747) 529-7896 View (747) 529-7896
Photo of Jamie Kirk, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Jamie Kirk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Inglewood, CA 90301  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're just going through the motions, unsure of your purpose or direction? If you're struggling with feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck, you're not the only one. Imagine a space where your voice is heard, your challenges are acknowledged, and you receive the support you need. As a specialist in personal development, I'm here to help you navigate through anxiety, depression, and everyday stress. I offer personalized tools designed to help you find your life's purpose and build your confidence. Let's work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones towards achieving your goals.
Do you ever feel like you're just going through the motions, unsure of your purpose or direction? If you're struggling with feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck, you're not the only one. Imagine a space where your voice is heard, your challenges are acknowledged, and you receive the support you need. As a specialist in personal development, I'm here to help you navigate through anxiety, depression, and everyday stress. I offer personalized tools designed to help you find your life's purpose and build your confidence. Let's work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones towards achieving your goals.
(424) 404-5095 View (424) 404-5095
Photo of Evelyn Caracciolo Magcalas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Evelyn Caracciolo Magcalas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, CA 90640
Hi my name is Evelyn, I am an experienced, culturally competent, bilingual therapist. I have been in the helping profession for 20 years assisting people make positive life changes. I worked in the public and non-profit sectors providing therapy to a variety of individuals with severe/persistent mental illness. I am a compassionate, authentic, trustworthy, and committed professional. Together we will explore ways to adaptively manage your triggers and life stressors while working towards emotional healing and personal growth.
Hi my name is Evelyn, I am an experienced, culturally competent, bilingual therapist. I have been in the helping profession for 20 years assisting people make positive life changes. I worked in the public and non-profit sectors providing therapy to a variety of individuals with severe/persistent mental illness. I am a compassionate, authentic, trustworthy, and committed professional. Together we will explore ways to adaptively manage your triggers and life stressors while working towards emotional healing and personal growth.
(562) 669-4659 View (562) 669-4659
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Charmaine Rable
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Covina, CA 91790
My name is Charmaine Rable, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a collaborative approach to therapy in which I strive to create a safe comfortable space that encourages an authentic therapeutic relationship to develop naturally. I focus on symptom relief, improving daily functioning and quality of life. Clients that experience low self-esteem, anxiety, and job stress. interpersonal conflict, and life transitions. I am comfortable treating ADHD, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Anger Management.
My name is Charmaine Rable, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a collaborative approach to therapy in which I strive to create a safe comfortable space that encourages an authentic therapeutic relationship to develop naturally. I focus on symptom relief, improving daily functioning and quality of life. Clients that experience low self-esteem, anxiety, and job stress. interpersonal conflict, and life transitions. I am comfortable treating ADHD, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Anger Management.
(626) 646-5245 View (626) 646-5245
Photo of Cirsten J Brinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles County, CA
Cirsten J Brinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is aware of their struggles and is motivated to work towards improving their mental health and overall quality of life. They recognize the value of therapy in facilitating this growth and are committed to the therapeutic process.
My ideal client is someone who is aware of their struggles and is motivated to work towards improving their mental health and overall quality of life. They recognize the value of therapy in facilitating this growth and are committed to the therapeutic process.
(661) 669-8454 View (661) 669-8454

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Number of Therapists in Los Angeles County, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Los Angeles County, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Los Angeles County, CA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Angeles County?

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.