Therapists in Novato, CA

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Nicole Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
Welcome! You may have been thinking about seeking support from a therapist for quite a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling with anxiety, feeling alone, insecure in your relationship, or feeling stuck with distressing thought patterns that lead to an uneasy feeling of avoidance. I care deeply about creating a warm, empathic, and well-attuned connection with my clients. I strive to provide a collaborative experience while working with an array of diverse individuals who seek support with navigating their specific challenges.
Welcome! You may have been thinking about seeking support from a therapist for quite a while. Maybe you’ve been struggling with anxiety, feeling alone, insecure in your relationship, or feeling stuck with distressing thought patterns that lead to an uneasy feeling of avoidance. I care deeply about creating a warm, empathic, and well-attuned connection with my clients. I strive to provide a collaborative experience while working with an array of diverse individuals who seek support with navigating their specific challenges.
(415) 366-9064 View (415) 366-9064
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Kaitlyn Lydell, L.M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
Are you hoping someone else will change so that you can feel okay? Are you interacting with someone who is confusing, withdrawn, chemically dependent, angry, has a mood/ behavioral disorder, or is emotionally unavailable? Do you have trouble asserting yourself or setting boundaries? Do you "over-function" with others? Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed? I specialize in relationships- how you relate with others but also to yourself. I address total emotional and physical health. I have a compassionate, interactive approach to help you focus on changing what you can and coping with what you can't.
Are you hoping someone else will change so that you can feel okay? Are you interacting with someone who is confusing, withdrawn, chemically dependent, angry, has a mood/ behavioral disorder, or is emotionally unavailable? Do you have trouble asserting yourself or setting boundaries? Do you "over-function" with others? Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed? I specialize in relationships- how you relate with others but also to yourself. I address total emotional and physical health. I have a compassionate, interactive approach to help you focus on changing what you can and coping with what you can't.
(415) 799-8389 View (415) 799-8389
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Michelle Shariat-Hansen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94949
If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, seeking support can help you navigate stressors due to life transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety or trauma. I am so passionate about helping people identify obstacles and live a more fulfilling, balanced life. To facilitate this process, I provide support with respectful, non-judgmental listening to your personal concerns. My style is active and goal-oriented; I use encouragement, teach effective coping strategies and offer new perspectives and tools. I help clients through challenging situations to discover solutions to the issues that bring them to therapy.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope, seeking support can help you navigate stressors due to life transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety or trauma. I am so passionate about helping people identify obstacles and live a more fulfilling, balanced life. To facilitate this process, I provide support with respectful, non-judgmental listening to your personal concerns. My style is active and goal-oriented; I use encouragement, teach effective coping strategies and offer new perspectives and tools. I help clients through challenging situations to discover solutions to the issues that bring them to therapy.
(415) 968-6896 View (415) 968-6896
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Joni Metolius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94947  (Online Only)
My ideal clients want to resolve the stumbling blocks in a variety of areas. Those include facing or have a family member facing a life altering medical condition and their challenges, dealing with traumas. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues. We explore avenues to overcome or adapt to those conditions. Many clients determine as we work together that they need help with how they communicate - with themselves as well as with others.
My ideal clients want to resolve the stumbling blocks in a variety of areas. Those include facing or have a family member facing a life altering medical condition and their challenges, dealing with traumas. Clients often come to me with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues. We explore avenues to overcome or adapt to those conditions. Many clients determine as we work together that they need help with how they communicate - with themselves as well as with others.
(415) 966-4356 View (415) 966-4356
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Andrea Pinkerton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in northern Novato. I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks and borderline personality disorder. I have considerable experience working with adults with developmental disabilities. My approach is character analytic which often helps clients get in touch with their feelings and increases their sense of aliveness and satisfaction with life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in northern Novato. I work with individuals, couples and families. I treat a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks and borderline personality disorder. I have considerable experience working with adults with developmental disabilities. My approach is character analytic which often helps clients get in touch with their feelings and increases their sense of aliveness and satisfaction with life.
(415) 749-9410 View (415) 749-9410
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Judith Levin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94949  (Online Only)
Whether you are familiar with therapy or considering exploring how a therapist may be able to assist you in meeting the challenges you face with courage and grace, I am here to help you move ahead. Every person I encounter has a unique and genuine seed at their core. This I will nurture to the best of my ability. Every person also faces difficulties that encourage growth and transformation. These I will support you to investigate and navigate skillfully. I have worked with many clients whose lives have been impacted by trauma, are experiencing relational difficulties, and people who feel they are not meeting their potential.
Whether you are familiar with therapy or considering exploring how a therapist may be able to assist you in meeting the challenges you face with courage and grace, I am here to help you move ahead. Every person I encounter has a unique and genuine seed at their core. This I will nurture to the best of my ability. Every person also faces difficulties that encourage growth and transformation. These I will support you to investigate and navigate skillfully. I have worked with many clients whose lives have been impacted by trauma, are experiencing relational difficulties, and people who feel they are not meeting their potential.
(628) 265-4768 View (628) 265-4768
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Hidden Harbor Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Julie! I am passionate about helping teens, adults, and families navigate life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, identity exploration, self-esteem, communication struggles, conflict resolution, parenting issues, and life transitions.
Hey there, I'm Julie! I am passionate about helping teens, adults, and families navigate life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, identity exploration, self-esteem, communication struggles, conflict resolution, parenting issues, and life transitions.
(628) 888-6395 View (628) 888-6395
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Jennifer Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94947
Hi there, welcome to my practice, I’m glad you found your way here. Reaching out for therapy can often come at a difficult time. You might notice your emotions and patience are more heightened, or even your overall self is feeling fatigued. I'm here to help relieve some of that stress in a safe and comfortable environment. I want to help you regain your sense of self and find your light again. Whether it is complex family dynamics, a current or past crisis/trauma, grief, or just daily life stressors I aim to provide a safe space for you and meet you where you're at with your needs.
Hi there, welcome to my practice, I’m glad you found your way here. Reaching out for therapy can often come at a difficult time. You might notice your emotions and patience are more heightened, or even your overall self is feeling fatigued. I'm here to help relieve some of that stress in a safe and comfortable environment. I want to help you regain your sense of self and find your light again. Whether it is complex family dynamics, a current or past crisis/trauma, grief, or just daily life stressors I aim to provide a safe space for you and meet you where you're at with your needs.
(415) 360-8359 View (415) 360-8359
Melinda Ann Marmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94949
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
I see adults, children and families in SF and Marin. I offer clients compassion and kindness while working through personal or family issues. In general, my approach is insight oriented, psychodynamic and solution based. My clients say I am excellent at understanding both psychological and interpersonal issues in a non-judgmental environment. I have excellent rapport with parents/children. Working together, we can be successful in making changes. I am trained in Parent Coordination,, Co-Parent Counseling, with have expertise in high conflict divorce, court orders, and children who refuse/resist a parent.
(415) 697-3134 View (415) 697-3134
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Dana Nussbaum
Psychologist, PhD, EMDR
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94947
What brings you into my office is my first concern. I want to help you resolve your issue(s) as swiftly as possible. To that end, we begin.
What brings you into my office is my first concern. I want to help you resolve your issue(s) as swiftly as possible. To that end, we begin.
(415) 484-1473 View (415) 484-1473
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Diba Ataie
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94948  (Online Only)
Looking to repair relationships while coping with life's transitions? Have trouble standing up for yourself at your job, school or with people? Let's start growing in our responses to stressors together! After overcoming many life struggles personally and still working through them actively, I have a mission to help people overcome their fears through exploring self-worth.
Looking to repair relationships while coping with life's transitions? Have trouble standing up for yourself at your job, school or with people? Let's start growing in our responses to stressors together! After overcoming many life struggles personally and still working through them actively, I have a mission to help people overcome their fears through exploring self-worth.
(415) 862-7522 View (415) 862-7522
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Susan Kenny
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novato, CA 94949
I work as a Somatic Psychotherapist helping adults understand and regulate their nervous system. I am trained as both a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Transforming Touch Therapist to help clients with developmental trauma as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and loss. I use a body based approach to understand sensations in the body, and my style is active, warm and empathic. I provide a safe environment to learn how to harness your inner resources, manage stress and emotions in both the mind and the nervous system, and help you create more balance and ease in you life.
I work as a Somatic Psychotherapist helping adults understand and regulate their nervous system. I am trained as both a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Transforming Touch Therapist to help clients with developmental trauma as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and loss. I use a body based approach to understand sensations in the body, and my style is active, warm and empathic. I provide a safe environment to learn how to harness your inner resources, manage stress and emotions in both the mind and the nervous system, and help you create more balance and ease in you life.
(415) 408-6891 View (415) 408-6891
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Joy A Fillman
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If life events, relationships, performance, school or job stresses have brought you here, you deserve congratulations for having already done 50% of the work. Your willingness to consult and collaborate with a practiced professional means you have taken an all important first step in developing a lifelong plan toward a sense of well being and vitality. My practice combines a research degree in Developmental Psychology with PhD in Clinical Psychology to identify and disable hidden, often old, myths that have blocked or hindered my clients' access to happy, fulfilled lives at each stage of development. Together we can do it.
If life events, relationships, performance, school or job stresses have brought you here, you deserve congratulations for having already done 50% of the work. Your willingness to consult and collaborate with a practiced professional means you have taken an all important first step in developing a lifelong plan toward a sense of well being and vitality. My practice combines a research degree in Developmental Psychology with PhD in Clinical Psychology to identify and disable hidden, often old, myths that have blocked or hindered my clients' access to happy, fulfilled lives at each stage of development. Together we can do it.
(415) 800-2493 View (415) 800-2493
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Hailey Midrano Havemann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94947
We often go searching for therapy in a time of need. Reaching out for therapy can be daunting and stressful, typically when our stress is already heightened. My goal is to provide therapy that works for you, to meet you where you are at- literally! ​ Whether you are experiencing a crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, recent or past trauma and more; together we can work to get you back to where you want to be, utilizing and creating new or improved tools for your every day life.
We often go searching for therapy in a time of need. Reaching out for therapy can be daunting and stressful, typically when our stress is already heightened. My goal is to provide therapy that works for you, to meet you where you are at- literally! ​ Whether you are experiencing a crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, recent or past trauma and more; together we can work to get you back to where you want to be, utilizing and creating new or improved tools for your every day life.
(415) 223-8095 View (415) 223-8095
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Mary Bouse Barmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
I work with people experiencing chronic anxiety that is eroding confidence, happiness, relationship quality, and fills your life with stress, doubt, and despair. I'll collaborate with you to create meaningful shifts in thought, feeling, action. My approach is short-term, evidenced-based, solution-focused and emphasizes Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Our work together is designed to produce a solid understanding of your concern, identify core beliefs, key values, goals, and create innovative action plans to help you face fears, accept reasonable uncertainty, and deal effectively with anxiety so you move closer to the life you want.
I work with people experiencing chronic anxiety that is eroding confidence, happiness, relationship quality, and fills your life with stress, doubt, and despair. I'll collaborate with you to create meaningful shifts in thought, feeling, action. My approach is short-term, evidenced-based, solution-focused and emphasizes Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Our work together is designed to produce a solid understanding of your concern, identify core beliefs, key values, goals, and create innovative action plans to help you face fears, accept reasonable uncertainty, and deal effectively with anxiety so you move closer to the life you want.
(844) 541-1019 View (844) 541-1019
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Dawn Holiday-Bruner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
Most of us would like to feel closer to those we love. However, we often get stuck in patterns of relating and conflict that fall short of what we truly desire. My passion is to see people find healing and experience growth as individuals and in their personal relationships.
Most of us would like to feel closer to those we love. However, we often get stuck in patterns of relating and conflict that fall short of what we truly desire. My passion is to see people find healing and experience growth as individuals and in their personal relationships.
(707) 289-9521 View (707) 289-9521
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Ann Kyser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94949
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Kyser has extensive experience in Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain Treatment, and Clinical Psychology. She is credentialed by the National Registry of Health Care Providers in Psychology based in Washington, DC. Dr Kyser has 30 years of experience in the field of clinical work. She has been trained in MBSR Chronic Pain, CBT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, PFACT, approaches to treatment. She values understanding the specific needs of her client and bases her treatment approach upon developing a trusting relationship, dependability,and a collaborative agreement to the goals of the therapeutic working relationship.
Dr. Kyser has extensive experience in Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain Treatment, and Clinical Psychology. She is credentialed by the National Registry of Health Care Providers in Psychology based in Washington, DC. Dr Kyser has 30 years of experience in the field of clinical work. She has been trained in MBSR Chronic Pain, CBT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, PFACT, approaches to treatment. She values understanding the specific needs of her client and bases her treatment approach upon developing a trusting relationship, dependability,and a collaborative agreement to the goals of the therapeutic working relationship.
(415) 831-7624 View (415) 831-7624
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Laura J Cabanski Dunning
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novato, CA 94949
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
(415) 858-6264 View (415) 858-6264
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Jenna Lane Marsala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novato, CA 94945
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
(925) 261-7827 View (925) 261-7827
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Jean Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945  (Online Only)
I successfully treat relationship breakdowns, alcohol, drug, eating problems, depression, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, bariatric surgery patients. Individuals and couples address how the misuse of substances impacts their lives in negative and unproductive ways. We seek solutions together to more satisfying lifestyles and relationships. I work with couples and individuals having difficulties in relationships, wanting to resolve problems rather than separating or divorcing as their only solution. I work to separate past hurts from present reality. As an Equine Therapist, I use horses and exotic farm animals as requested.
I successfully treat relationship breakdowns, alcohol, drug, eating problems, depression, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, bariatric surgery patients. Individuals and couples address how the misuse of substances impacts their lives in negative and unproductive ways. We seek solutions together to more satisfying lifestyles and relationships. I work with couples and individuals having difficulties in relationships, wanting to resolve problems rather than separating or divorcing as their only solution. I work to separate past hurts from present reality. As an Equine Therapist, I use horses and exotic farm animals as requested.
(415) 574-0967 View (415) 574-0967

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Novato, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Novato, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Other
35% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
35% Optum

How Therapists in Novato, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Novato?

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.