Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Reina Lynn Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94108
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Reina, and I am an integrative, holistic psychotherapist based in downtown San Francisco, California. I offer in-person services in San Francisco, as well as virtually throughout California. I work individually with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples, and I run groups throughout the year. I tailor your sessions to your unique needs, drawing from various techniques and theories to support your innate wisdom and capacity for growth. I offer a free 20 minute phone or video consultation to see if we're a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Reina, and I am an integrative, holistic psychotherapist based in downtown San Francisco, California. I offer in-person services in San Francisco, as well as virtually throughout California. I work individually with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples, and I run groups throughout the year. I tailor your sessions to your unique needs, drawing from various techniques and theories to support your innate wisdom and capacity for growth. I offer a free 20 minute phone or video consultation to see if we're a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
(415) 625-5891 View (415) 625-5891
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Scott Newcombe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
First of all, I want to congratulate you on making the decision to start therapy. Unlike what some people believe, that going to therapy implies that you are “weak”, the exact opposite is true. Making the decision to actively look at your life and face and overcome the challenges you are facing takes courage and strength. I specialize in working with mid to high-functioning, young adults/adults, and it is a true pleasure to see more and more people who embrace the idea that therapy is a healthy, proactive way to learn to listen to their heart and take steps to make changes and create lives that they will truly enjoy.
First of all, I want to congratulate you on making the decision to start therapy. Unlike what some people believe, that going to therapy implies that you are “weak”, the exact opposite is true. Making the decision to actively look at your life and face and overcome the challenges you are facing takes courage and strength. I specialize in working with mid to high-functioning, young adults/adults, and it is a true pleasure to see more and more people who embrace the idea that therapy is a healthy, proactive way to learn to listen to their heart and take steps to make changes and create lives that they will truly enjoy.
(415) 594-4533 View (415) 594-4533
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Pablo Lo Giudice
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
I'm Pablo, a Spanish-bilingual psychotherapist with a focus on rapid, results-oriented therapy. I offer a compassionate yet confrontational approach to facilitating meaningful change. Do not settle for solitude or succumb to despair or depression. You can learn to nurture a partnership, to enjoy sexual intimacy, to create meaningful relationships and to set healthy boundaries with those around you. Life CAN be beautiful!
I'm Pablo, a Spanish-bilingual psychotherapist with a focus on rapid, results-oriented therapy. I offer a compassionate yet confrontational approach to facilitating meaningful change. Do not settle for solitude or succumb to despair or depression. You can learn to nurture a partnership, to enjoy sexual intimacy, to create meaningful relationships and to set healthy boundaries with those around you. Life CAN be beautiful!
(415) 598-1505 View (415) 598-1505
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Randi Myrseth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
In the spirit of kindness and compassion we will sit together and explore the changes you are seeking and the habitual patterns and behaviors that may no longer serve you. I might help you to: Discover and release emotional and relational wounds; Alleviate depression, hopelessness, anxiety or mood instability; Face life transitions in employment, relationships, health or aging; Deal with loss and grief; Resolve issues with drug and alcohol dependence; Navigate parenting issues; Develop more satisfying communication and intimacy in relationships with others and with yourself, emerging from dissatisfaction to find fulfillment.
In the spirit of kindness and compassion we will sit together and explore the changes you are seeking and the habitual patterns and behaviors that may no longer serve you. I might help you to: Discover and release emotional and relational wounds; Alleviate depression, hopelessness, anxiety or mood instability; Face life transitions in employment, relationships, health or aging; Deal with loss and grief; Resolve issues with drug and alcohol dependence; Navigate parenting issues; Develop more satisfying communication and intimacy in relationships with others and with yourself, emerging from dissatisfaction to find fulfillment.
(415) 871-0053 View (415) 871-0053
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Marilyn R Margiotti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I truly enjoy helping people move from a depressed, anxious or troubled state of mind to one where goals are set and achieved, relationships are thriving, and one is engaged in life like never before. I love to help people understand why they are struggling or stuck in unhealthy patterns, and how to use that knowledge, along with their thoughts and feelings, to guide them to change for the better.
I truly enjoy helping people move from a depressed, anxious or troubled state of mind to one where goals are set and achieved, relationships are thriving, and one is engaged in life like never before. I love to help people understand why they are struggling or stuck in unhealthy patterns, and how to use that knowledge, along with their thoughts and feelings, to guide them to change for the better.
(415) 236-3069 View (415) 236-3069
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Jonathan Shedler PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94133
Not accepting new clients
I take pride in helping people who have not found the help they need from other professionals. I believe psychotherapy should identify core issues and begin to make a difference from the get-go. I have 25+ years experience practicing psychotherapy and teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts. I am a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Please visit my website for more information.
I take pride in helping people who have not found the help they need from other professionals. I believe psychotherapy should identify core issues and begin to make a difference from the get-go. I have 25+ years experience practicing psychotherapy and teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts. I am a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Please visit my website for more information.
(415) 650-1910 View (415) 650-1910
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Andrew Pelfini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
No human being gets through this life without a certain amount of conflict. The need to solve problems and manage distress is complicated by our fast paced world with high expectations on individual pursuit where social media takes the place of meaningful social/community/familial support. I consider your particular situation, interests, and personality in order to assist you in relieving your distress. Compassionate care shifts perspective, opens options and releases us from unhelpful responses and painful situations--eases our minds. I work with adults across the life span: individuals/couples with differing sexual preferences, gender identification, and value orientations.
No human being gets through this life without a certain amount of conflict. The need to solve problems and manage distress is complicated by our fast paced world with high expectations on individual pursuit where social media takes the place of meaningful social/community/familial support. I consider your particular situation, interests, and personality in order to assist you in relieving your distress. Compassionate care shifts perspective, opens options and releases us from unhelpful responses and painful situations--eases our minds. I work with adults across the life span: individuals/couples with differing sexual preferences, gender identification, and value orientations.
(415) 968-2073 View (415) 968-2073
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June Lin-Arlow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I provide contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy for people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, especially in immigrant and cross-cultural families with a history of complex trauma. I believe that our symptoms make sense in the context of our early experiences, family histories, and systems we live in. We learn resilience and survival strategies in difficult situations that may not be sustainable for us now. Therapy has lasting results when it starts with an exploration of who you are as a whole person, not just the symptoms you are experiencing right now. ​
I provide contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy for people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, especially in immigrant and cross-cultural families with a history of complex trauma. I believe that our symptoms make sense in the context of our early experiences, family histories, and systems we live in. We learn resilience and survival strategies in difficult situations that may not be sustainable for us now. Therapy has lasting results when it starts with an exploration of who you are as a whole person, not just the symptoms you are experiencing right now. ​
(415) 300-1842 View (415) 300-1842
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Fiona Walsh Dinan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Are you feeling stuck with past trauma or dealing with daily anxiety? Are you struggling with the challenges of being a new mom and postpartum depression or anxiety? Are you not where you wish to be in your life and with your well-being? Do you want to connect more deeply with your inner knowing and guidance? It can be hard to know where to start, and life's day-to-day can feel all-encompassing. The time is now to seek support and say yes to your needs.
Are you feeling stuck with past trauma or dealing with daily anxiety? Are you struggling with the challenges of being a new mom and postpartum depression or anxiety? Are you not where you wish to be in your life and with your well-being? Do you want to connect more deeply with your inner knowing and guidance? It can be hard to know where to start, and life's day-to-day can feel all-encompassing. The time is now to seek support and say yes to your needs.
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Justin D'Avella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Are you ready to slow down? To get unstuck? To discover a deeper sense of well-being? Transformational change is possible but healing is not a solo journey. I am passionate about supporting my clients to unlock a more genuine experience of themselves. Together, we will work to cultivate awareness, courage, confidence and steadiness in your life. I work with people who want to find clarity, a sense of aliveness, and to heal from both the bruises and scars that life sometimes creates. I can help you discover a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships, and your purpose in the world.
Are you ready to slow down? To get unstuck? To discover a deeper sense of well-being? Transformational change is possible but healing is not a solo journey. I am passionate about supporting my clients to unlock a more genuine experience of themselves. Together, we will work to cultivate awareness, courage, confidence and steadiness in your life. I work with people who want to find clarity, a sense of aliveness, and to heal from both the bruises and scars that life sometimes creates. I can help you discover a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships, and your purpose in the world.
(415) 707-0434 View (415) 707-0434
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Winston J. Hendzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
I believe that psychotherapy is an interpersonal journey of discovery of new perspectives and new ideas on the issues that concern the client(s). The therapist lends his or her knowledge of psychotherapeutic techniques, desire to help, ability to empathize, and his or her ideas from past and present experience The client brings curiosity about himself or herself, expertise on his or her own experience, and a desire/need to change.
I believe that psychotherapy is an interpersonal journey of discovery of new perspectives and new ideas on the issues that concern the client(s). The therapist lends his or her knowledge of psychotherapeutic techniques, desire to help, ability to empathize, and his or her ideas from past and present experience The client brings curiosity about himself or herself, expertise on his or her own experience, and a desire/need to change.
(415) 873-8045 View (415) 873-8045
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Heather Bradley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in midlife who is feeling overwhelmed, alone, or perhaps in the midst of change and transition and needing support? Midlife, menopause, perimenopause are times of great change and yet not given the attention they deserve. Maybe you are feeling a rising inside, a pull towards change, a small whisper or maybe it's become a roaring yell. Something is tugging at you, something needs to change or be unearthed. You are seeking support, a guide, to help you to listen inside and attend to the fire that is welling up within.
Are you a woman in midlife who is feeling overwhelmed, alone, or perhaps in the midst of change and transition and needing support? Midlife, menopause, perimenopause are times of great change and yet not given the attention they deserve. Maybe you are feeling a rising inside, a pull towards change, a small whisper or maybe it's become a roaring yell. Something is tugging at you, something needs to change or be unearthed. You are seeking support, a guide, to help you to listen inside and attend to the fire that is welling up within.
(415) 524-7502 View (415) 524-7502
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Theresa Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Theresa Rodriguez, CADC, LMFT. I have been in the helping field for over 14 years. My experience and background are with individuals who need further assistance with mental health, substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+. Using Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention techniques to help clients make progress and start feeling better about where they are and where they have yet to go. I have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and trauma.
My name is Theresa Rodriguez, CADC, LMFT. I have been in the helping field for over 14 years. My experience and background are with individuals who need further assistance with mental health, substance use, trauma, LGBTQ+. Using Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention techniques to help clients make progress and start feeling better about where they are and where they have yet to go. I have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and trauma.
(415) 949-2885 View (415) 949-2885
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Paul W. Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
My style is personal, collaborative, and responsive to your needs. I start from the premise that you are the expert on yourself. You have the innate ability to uncover, identify, explore, and ultimately change unwanted or problematic thoughts or behaviors.
My style is personal, collaborative, and responsive to your needs. I start from the premise that you are the expert on yourself. You have the innate ability to uncover, identify, explore, and ultimately change unwanted or problematic thoughts or behaviors.
(415) 980-8373 View (415) 980-8373
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Kimberly Kono
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
There are many important reasons why people come to therapy. For some, they may want to learn to manage their anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and set boundaries with others, and/or process painful experiences from their past. For others, they may want to address their perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, learn strategies to manage their ADHD, and/or cope with life or career transitions.
There are many important reasons why people come to therapy. For some, they may want to learn to manage their anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and set boundaries with others, and/or process painful experiences from their past. For others, they may want to address their perfectionism and unrealistic expectations, learn strategies to manage their ADHD, and/or cope with life or career transitions.
(415) 881-5439 View (415) 881-5439
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Audrey Lehmann, PhD
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CADCIII
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am presently booked and not excepting new clients. I am committed to learning about who you truly are and working with you to make long lasting change. Based on 25 years clinical experience, I take an active role in the therapy process by helping you gain insight into patterns in your life. Therapy can also involve weekly homework assignments - this is optional.
Please note that I am presently booked and not excepting new clients. I am committed to learning about who you truly are and working with you to make long lasting change. Based on 25 years clinical experience, I take an active role in the therapy process by helping you gain insight into patterns in your life. Therapy can also involve weekly homework assignments - this is optional.
(415) 366-1001 View (415) 366-1001
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Miriam Geiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Transformative therapy for the LGBTQ+ community. Are you hoping to feel more joy, love, or tenderness in your life? Despite your hard work to achieve success, are you dissatisfied and anxious? These dilemmas may seem impossible to overcome while juggling your responsibilities, but the truth is, avoiding your needs and feelings by running on autopilot will never lead to fulfillment in your professional, personal, or romantic relationships. Therapy can help bring peace to both your inner voices and outer world.
Transformative therapy for the LGBTQ+ community. Are you hoping to feel more joy, love, or tenderness in your life? Despite your hard work to achieve success, are you dissatisfied and anxious? These dilemmas may seem impossible to overcome while juggling your responsibilities, but the truth is, avoiding your needs and feelings by running on autopilot will never lead to fulfillment in your professional, personal, or romantic relationships. Therapy can help bring peace to both your inner voices and outer world.
(510) 216-1722 View (510) 216-1722
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Krista L (Durbin) Ehrenfried
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Krista, and I'm so glad you're here. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship issues, or those who come from dysfunctional family systems. I also have a focus in working premarital couples and women who are perinatal in the transition from maiden to mother and the issues that can come up around pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. I take a holistic approach to therapy, weaving together eastern philosophy with western psychology in my sessions, bringing awareness to the present moment and the body.
Hi I'm Krista, and I'm so glad you're here. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship issues, or those who come from dysfunctional family systems. I also have a focus in working premarital couples and women who are perinatal in the transition from maiden to mother and the issues that can come up around pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. I take a holistic approach to therapy, weaving together eastern philosophy with western psychology in my sessions, bringing awareness to the present moment and the body.
(415) 635-0479 View (415) 635-0479
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Pamela San Cristobal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I work with teens, adults, and couples as they navigate different mental health and relational issues. I also provide parenting support to help parents understand their children's behaviors and emotions, particularly for parents and children who have been through early experiences of trauma. I am also interested in supporting first and second generation Americans navigate different psychological and cultural conflicts, particularly as they move through high school and college.
I work with teens, adults, and couples as they navigate different mental health and relational issues. I also provide parenting support to help parents understand their children's behaviors and emotions, particularly for parents and children who have been through early experiences of trauma. I am also interested in supporting first and second generation Americans navigate different psychological and cultural conflicts, particularly as they move through high school and college.
(415) 858-6739 View (415) 858-6739
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Noelle Elena Gomez
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
(415) 943-6062 View (415) 943-6062

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$189

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Francisco, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Francisco?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.