Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Hanna Guenther
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Looking for freedom, healing, transformation? As an observer of human behavior and relationship, I see the sticky interconnectedness of self, other, and systems that often imprisons us in behaviors, thoughts, and reactions that can feel unchangeable. I believe people often do the best they can to face the challenges of life, yet in doing so, some of what we discover works at first, fails us long-term. And it’s here that we often feel trapped—between doing what we know to do and knowing what we’re doing is no longer working.
Looking for freedom, healing, transformation? As an observer of human behavior and relationship, I see the sticky interconnectedness of self, other, and systems that often imprisons us in behaviors, thoughts, and reactions that can feel unchangeable. I believe people often do the best they can to face the challenges of life, yet in doing so, some of what we discover works at first, fails us long-term. And it’s here that we often feel trapped—between doing what we know to do and knowing what we’re doing is no longer working.
(619) 273-0338 View (619) 273-0338
Cynthia Christiansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
I have been in the mental health field for 17 years. I currently specialize in pornography and sex addiction, being certified in this area. I work with children, adolescents, families, and couples. I am a Christian therapist with a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, working with individuals who suffer from ADHD, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, as well as other mood disorder. I have evening and weekend hours available.
I have been in the mental health field for 17 years. I currently specialize in pornography and sex addiction, being certified in this area. I work with children, adolescents, families, and couples. I am a Christian therapist with a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, working with individuals who suffer from ADHD, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, as well as other mood disorder. I have evening and weekend hours available.
(619) 457-6165 View (619) 457-6165
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Evette Ybarra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Thank you for viewing my profile, by the way, I am Evette Ybarra, LCSW. My goal is to be present while you are navigating your path/ journey in this challenging world! Helen Keller said, "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Thank you for viewing my profile, by the way, I am Evette Ybarra, LCSW. My goal is to be present while you are navigating your path/ journey in this challenging world! Helen Keller said, "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
(858) 842-5531 View (858) 842-5531
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Kassandra Boortz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92105
Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing! I am passionate in bringing empowerment and insight to the world of those who struggle to move forward. I am Licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist and has been helping others for over 8 years. My journey has led me to work successfully dealing with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety and Depression. My approach to therapy is unbiased, client-centered, and collaborative. I truly value diversity and its impacts and utilizes a Gestalt and CBT therapy approach, along with emphasizing self-compassion.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward healing! I am passionate in bringing empowerment and insight to the world of those who struggle to move forward. I am Licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist and has been helping others for over 8 years. My journey has led me to work successfully dealing with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety and Depression. My approach to therapy is unbiased, client-centered, and collaborative. I truly value diversity and its impacts and utilizes a Gestalt and CBT therapy approach, along with emphasizing self-compassion.
(858) 956-7306 View (858) 956-7306
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Jessica E Arneson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
The first thing we work on, no matter what the problem, is establishing a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe. We will work together on coping skills you can use in your day-to-day to better manage any symptoms that arise. My ultimate goal in therapy is to improve your quality of life. This means when something works we'll talk about why it worked and how you can continue to do what works. And when things do not work out, we'll talk about reasons why that might have happened and what we can do differently next time.
The first thing we work on, no matter what the problem, is establishing a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe. We will work together on coping skills you can use in your day-to-day to better manage any symptoms that arise. My ultimate goal in therapy is to improve your quality of life. This means when something works we'll talk about why it worked and how you can continue to do what works. And when things do not work out, we'll talk about reasons why that might have happened and what we can do differently next time.
(619) 745-5837 View (619) 745-5837
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Neha Rathaur
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92110
I identify as Indian-American and growing up in a bicultural environment has provided me with an open-mindedness and respect for the diversity of human experience. As such, it is important to me that I bring a multicultural, anti-racist, and LGBTQIA+ affirming lens to therapy. I believe that our early significant relationships as well as threatening situations can create parts of us that while well intentioned, can contribute to challenges we experience in the present. If you are looking for a safe, culturally sensitive environment to begin counseling, please reach out to schedule a consultation or intake appointment.
I identify as Indian-American and growing up in a bicultural environment has provided me with an open-mindedness and respect for the diversity of human experience. As such, it is important to me that I bring a multicultural, anti-racist, and LGBTQIA+ affirming lens to therapy. I believe that our early significant relationships as well as threatening situations can create parts of us that while well intentioned, can contribute to challenges we experience in the present. If you are looking for a safe, culturally sensitive environment to begin counseling, please reach out to schedule a consultation or intake appointment.
(619) 374-9031 View (619) 374-9031
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Amber Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over five years of psychotherapy experience. I provide individual therapy and biopsychosocial assessments to adults. I help my clients with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, racial trauma, family conflict, and substance abuse. I am committed to guiding clients through challenging and uncertain situations. My approach is collaborative because I believe everyone has strengths that they can utilize in their daily lives. My goal is to empower and help clients live a healthy and fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over five years of psychotherapy experience. I provide individual therapy and biopsychosocial assessments to adults. I help my clients with a wide range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, racial trauma, family conflict, and substance abuse. I am committed to guiding clients through challenging and uncertain situations. My approach is collaborative because I believe everyone has strengths that they can utilize in their daily lives. My goal is to empower and help clients live a healthy and fulfilling life.
(510) 661-3218 View (510) 661-3218
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Brittany Eason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Hi, I’m happy you’re here. I am honored that you are interested to learn a bit more about what I can offer you and your family.
Hi, I’m happy you’re here. I am honored that you are interested to learn a bit more about what I can offer you and your family.
(858) 258-5328 View (858) 258-5328
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Wendy Salazar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I utilize a holistic approach to address issues and bring about deep healing of the mind/body/spirit. We can work together to resolve your relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting problems, low self-esteem, spiritual issues, grief, or any other difficult life experience that you may be dealing with. I am here to provide you with a safe, empathetic space in which to share and discover the meaning in the suffering that you've been experiencing in order to be able to heal from it on a deep level and improve your life.
I utilize a holistic approach to address issues and bring about deep healing of the mind/body/spirit. We can work together to resolve your relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting problems, low self-esteem, spiritual issues, grief, or any other difficult life experience that you may be dealing with. I am here to provide you with a safe, empathetic space in which to share and discover the meaning in the suffering that you've been experiencing in order to be able to heal from it on a deep level and improve your life.
(858) 215-1958 View (858) 215-1958
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Reut Landau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
Hello and welcome! My name is Reut Landau and I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome life’s challenges. As a therapist I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and that therapy can provide the tools and support needed to achieve personal and interpersonal goals. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into patterns and behaviors, and develop strategies for moving forward.
Hello and welcome! My name is Reut Landau and I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome life’s challenges. As a therapist I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and that therapy can provide the tools and support needed to achieve personal and interpersonal goals. I am committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into patterns and behaviors, and develop strategies for moving forward.
(858) 358-7377 View (858) 358-7377
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Katy Caslav
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Something feels off, suddenly life isn't as bright as it used to be. You're feeling lost, confused, and not sure what to do next. Changes in life, stressors, trauma, can all impact our well being and mental health. I would love to be apart of helping you identify and understand how you're feeling, make some adjustments, learn healthy coping, and how to best support bringing back some color in your life. Challenging situations can provide opportunity for growth and sustainable change. Lets tackle this crazy thing called life together!
Something feels off, suddenly life isn't as bright as it used to be. You're feeling lost, confused, and not sure what to do next. Changes in life, stressors, trauma, can all impact our well being and mental health. I would love to be apart of helping you identify and understand how you're feeling, make some adjustments, learn healthy coping, and how to best support bringing back some color in your life. Challenging situations can provide opportunity for growth and sustainable change. Lets tackle this crazy thing called life together!
(619) 613-2924 View (619) 613-2924
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Hannah Friesen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Hi there! My name is Hannah, and I am so excited you are here! The world we live in is so busy. It seems like we are going a million miles a minute without stopping, and it can be exhausting. I love therapy because it is a safe place for anyone to slow down and heal. My desire is to allow for space in therapy to process, heal, and grow through life’s challenges and joys.
Hi there! My name is Hannah, and I am so excited you are here! The world we live in is so busy. It seems like we are going a million miles a minute without stopping, and it can be exhausting. I love therapy because it is a safe place for anyone to slow down and heal. My desire is to allow for space in therapy to process, heal, and grow through life’s challenges and joys.
(619) 514-3270 View (619) 514-3270
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Molly Dibsy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, TCTSY-F
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped and stuck in an endless cycle of no motivation, even for day to day tasks? How often do you lie awake at night, caught up in negative, anxious thoughts that leave you exhausted and hopeless? Perhaps social media leaves you feeling unworthy, and unable to measure up to others. You're not alone, I promise! I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as completing school, navigating marriage, career shifts, or relocations.
Do you feel trapped and stuck in an endless cycle of no motivation, even for day to day tasks? How often do you lie awake at night, caught up in negative, anxious thoughts that leave you exhausted and hopeless? Perhaps social media leaves you feeling unworthy, and unable to measure up to others. You're not alone, I promise! I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions such as completing school, navigating marriage, career shifts, or relocations.
(619) 492-4834 View (619) 492-4834
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Abbe Long
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulty trusting others or maintaining close relationships with friends and romantic partners? Do you struggle to manage your emotions when you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Do you often experience feelings of self-doubt? This is not uncommon, especially if you grew up in a household in which one or both of your parents suffered from mental health issues, either treated or untreated, or they had certain traits (lack of empathy, difficulty regulating emotions, unpredictable moods, narcissism). If so, then you may still be dealing with the impact on your mental health and your relationships well into adulthood.
Do you have difficulty trusting others or maintaining close relationships with friends and romantic partners? Do you struggle to manage your emotions when you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Do you often experience feelings of self-doubt? This is not uncommon, especially if you grew up in a household in which one or both of your parents suffered from mental health issues, either treated or untreated, or they had certain traits (lack of empathy, difficulty regulating emotions, unpredictable moods, narcissism). If so, then you may still be dealing with the impact on your mental health and your relationships well into adulthood.
(619) 773-0585 View (619) 773-0585
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Self Image Studio
CHT
San Diego, CA 92121
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
(858) 203-2680 View (858) 203-2680
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Salina Bambic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Does your anxiety keep you up awake at night? Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with nagging self-doubt? Do you find yourself overthinking about everything that could go wrong in your day and feeling exhausted by it? Is anxiety restricting you from the things you want to do in your life or the relationships you want to have? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you've made the right choice by being here. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. Life can get hard sometimes. Know that you're not alone and that therapy can help.
Does your anxiety keep you up awake at night? Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with nagging self-doubt? Do you find yourself overthinking about everything that could go wrong in your day and feeling exhausted by it? Is anxiety restricting you from the things you want to do in your life or the relationships you want to have? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you've made the right choice by being here. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years. Life can get hard sometimes. Know that you're not alone and that therapy can help.
(619) 373-9230 View (619) 373-9230
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Louise Jacobus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
Are you being held back from your ideal life by difficult relationships, anxiety, or the effects of childhood trauma? You can see the quality of your life improve! I love helping clients learn the skills they need to have the life they want - a life that is full of meaning, success, and creativity. I will encourage you to become actively involved in your therapy, and you will learn practical and creative tools you can use throughout your life.
Are you being held back from your ideal life by difficult relationships, anxiety, or the effects of childhood trauma? You can see the quality of your life improve! I love helping clients learn the skills they need to have the life they want - a life that is full of meaning, success, and creativity. I will encourage you to become actively involved in your therapy, and you will learn practical and creative tools you can use throughout your life.
(619) 320-6864 View (619) 320-6864
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David Martin Hendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I specialize in working with high functioning professionals seeking personal and professional growth and development. Issues of expertise include professional athletes, leadership development, grief, chronic stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, perfectionism, men's intimacy issues, patterns of addiction, professional burnout and integrating one's spirituality in day to day life. I work from a developmental, depth perspective customized to an individual's unique challenges and goals. I enjoy helping high achieving adults fulfill their personal, professional and relationship potential while creatively addressing areas of challenge.
I specialize in working with high functioning professionals seeking personal and professional growth and development. Issues of expertise include professional athletes, leadership development, grief, chronic stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, perfectionism, men's intimacy issues, patterns of addiction, professional burnout and integrating one's spirituality in day to day life. I work from a developmental, depth perspective customized to an individual's unique challenges and goals. I enjoy helping high achieving adults fulfill their personal, professional and relationship potential while creatively addressing areas of challenge.
(858) 413-9107 x2 View (858) 413-9107 x2
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Ken Noguchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is holistic and person-centered that promotes a nonjudgmental stance, genuineness , and empathy. I believe patients have the answers within themselves, and my job is to help them find these answers and actualize their potential. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who experience challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, relationships, personal growth, life transitions, and cultural and spiritual issues.
My therapeutic approach is holistic and person-centered that promotes a nonjudgmental stance, genuineness , and empathy. I believe patients have the answers within themselves, and my job is to help them find these answers and actualize their potential. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who experience challenges including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, relationships, personal growth, life transitions, and cultural and spiritual issues.
(619) 598-1354 View (619) 598-1354
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Karen Mikolic
Psychologist, PhD, ABN
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
Is your child struggling in school? Are you seeking compensation after an injury? Are you experiencing memory problems? I am Board Certified Neuropsychologist with over 9 years of experience in hospital settings helping patients with neurological complications after stroke, heart attack, or brain injury. If your loved one struggles with memory problems and is no longer independent, an evaluation may help your family plan for their care. Attention Deficit/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and being Gifted, qualify for school assistance to help students succeed. Let's meet to discuss if an evaluation may help!
Is your child struggling in school? Are you seeking compensation after an injury? Are you experiencing memory problems? I am Board Certified Neuropsychologist with over 9 years of experience in hospital settings helping patients with neurological complications after stroke, heart attack, or brain injury. If your loved one struggles with memory problems and is no longer independent, an evaluation may help your family plan for their care. Attention Deficit/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and being Gifted, qualify for school assistance to help students succeed. Let's meet to discuss if an evaluation may help!
(619) 493-3526 View (619) 493-3526

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Number of Therapists in San Diego, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Diego?

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.