Therapists in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

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Katherine Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
I work with pregnant and postpartum people to manage anxiety and mood, and to explore ways to adjust to parenthood and expanding families. I often talk with clients about feeling exhausted, disconnected, overwhelmed, very worried, or sad, and we look for strategies to find some support, peace, excitement and joy in their day to day. I also love to help all people work to manage sleep behaviors using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
I work with pregnant and postpartum people to manage anxiety and mood, and to explore ways to adjust to parenthood and expanding families. I often talk with clients about feeling exhausted, disconnected, overwhelmed, very worried, or sad, and we look for strategies to find some support, peace, excitement and joy in their day to day. I also love to help all people work to manage sleep behaviors using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
(415) 594-5082 View (415) 594-5082
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Lisa Garbus
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
I offer a warm, honest, and collaborative space within which we can explore issues that are troubling you. My aim is for you to feel more fully alive, to find the flexibility and resilience for stronger connections to others and a more vigorous pursuit of your goals and dreams. Change is possible. Deep, long-lasting change comes from within and radiates out into the world. I welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. The areas I work with include depression, anxiety, trauma, intergenerational trauma and stress, life transitions, illness, grief, anger, and career, relationship, parenting, and self-esteem issues.
I offer a warm, honest, and collaborative space within which we can explore issues that are troubling you. My aim is for you to feel more fully alive, to find the flexibility and resilience for stronger connections to others and a more vigorous pursuit of your goals and dreams. Change is possible. Deep, long-lasting change comes from within and radiates out into the world. I welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. The areas I work with include depression, anxiety, trauma, intergenerational trauma and stress, life transitions, illness, grief, anger, and career, relationship, parenting, and self-esteem issues.
(415) 891-0082 View (415) 891-0082
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Esther Ehrensaft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships.
Most people seek out a psychologist when they have truly done their best to resolve their difficulties on their own. When you can't see your own emotional blind spots, feeling stuck and distressed can ripple through many areas of your life. Perhaps this is your first time seeking out a therapist, or perhaps you are returning to psychotherapy for a fresh perspective. As a psychologist with over 17 years of experience, I have a seasoned understanding of what leads people to hit roadblocks in their lives, in areas including work, school, marriage, parenting, family, and intimate relationships.
(415) 578-7673 View (415) 578-7673
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Emily Semow
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Adults and teens come to see me when there is something in their lives they want to change. This may be relief from a harsh inner critic, self doubt, sadness, and/or emptiness. It could be distress from work, school, family, relationships, or social situations. Some people are dealing with the impacts of one or more traumas. Others want help getting to the roots of body image distress or an eating disorder. Whatever the issue may be, my clients seek meaningful, lasting change. They look for both understanding and acceptance as well as the specific tools and insights that will facilitate a more satisfying life.
Adults and teens come to see me when there is something in their lives they want to change. This may be relief from a harsh inner critic, self doubt, sadness, and/or emptiness. It could be distress from work, school, family, relationships, or social situations. Some people are dealing with the impacts of one or more traumas. Others want help getting to the roots of body image distress or an eating disorder. Whatever the issue may be, my clients seek meaningful, lasting change. They look for both understanding and acceptance as well as the specific tools and insights that will facilitate a more satisfying life.
(628) 313-3746 View (628) 313-3746
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Caroline Scippa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I believe therapy should feel like a deep and rich conversation. I am not the type of therapist who only sits and listens. I support my clients, most of whom self identify as women, in managing anxiety and perfectionism, reevaluating unwanted habits and ways of coping, building communication skills and boundaries to help relationships thrive, and making big life decisions. I believe therapy can help you build the self-awareness it takes to make different choices that move you closer to equilibrium.
I believe therapy should feel like a deep and rich conversation. I am not the type of therapist who only sits and listens. I support my clients, most of whom self identify as women, in managing anxiety and perfectionism, reevaluating unwanted habits and ways of coping, building communication skills and boundaries to help relationships thrive, and making big life decisions. I believe therapy can help you build the self-awareness it takes to make different choices that move you closer to equilibrium.
(415) 594-4875 View (415) 594-4875
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Anna March Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
I balance tenderness and intuition with a structured approach to support clients with a wide variety of challenges and goals, be they deeply personal, work-related, or something else entirely. I enter every new relationship with utmost curiosity while I learn what is most supportive to my client, and I regard every individual as the expert of their own lived experience.
I balance tenderness and intuition with a structured approach to support clients with a wide variety of challenges and goals, be they deeply personal, work-related, or something else entirely. I enter every new relationship with utmost curiosity while I learn what is most supportive to my client, and I regard every individual as the expert of their own lived experience.
(415) 301-2518 View (415) 301-2518
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Susanne Babbel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Making the decision to heal, grow, and improve your life with the help of a psychotherapist is not easy and requires trust and faith. Dr. Babbel is a non-judgmental, supportive, insightful, and experienced psychotherapist, providing a safe place for you to explore old habits and new possibilities.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Making the decision to heal, grow, and improve your life with the help of a psychotherapist is not easy and requires trust and faith. Dr. Babbel is a non-judgmental, supportive, insightful, and experienced psychotherapist, providing a safe place for you to explore old habits and new possibilities.
(415) 675-1603 View (415) 675-1603
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Scott Gibbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I work principally with individuals and couples struggling with personal relationship problems (e.g., gridlocked conflict, detachment, break-up and divorce, infidelity, sexual intimacy, loneliness, trauma history, etc.), as well as professionals struggling with relationship challenges in the workplace (e.g., communication, empathy, etc.).
I work principally with individuals and couples struggling with personal relationship problems (e.g., gridlocked conflict, detachment, break-up and divorce, infidelity, sexual intimacy, loneliness, trauma history, etc.), as well as professionals struggling with relationship challenges in the workplace (e.g., communication, empathy, etc.).
(415) 802-0453 View (415) 802-0453
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Amy T Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent.
In today’s fast paced world, we are faced with many stressors, obstacles and challenges. Sometimes we need to slow down and take stock of what we have and changes we may want to make. My practice is geared towards helping adults and couples achieve the life that they want rather than struggling just to get by. Therapy can be both challenging and an exciting experience. Together, we can work on eliminating your anxiety, depression, relationships problems and general discontent.
(415) 494-8546 View (415) 494-8546
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Mark Hirschfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices.
Hello! I work with individuals who wish to create lasting, positive changes in their lives and relationships. I offer safe, compassionate and supportive counseling in an atmosphere that deepens understanding, promotes healing, and releases potential. Unresolved emotional issues can stifle creativity, confidence, ambition, and our ability for good relationships. Trauma and loss can cause sadness, depression and pain that inhibit and block. My personal style is interactive, empathic, non-judgmental and respectful of individual values and choices.
(415) 326-1276 View (415) 326-1276
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Amy Schiefelbein
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
I believe that the trusting relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. By creating a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore your past experiences, current challenges, and future goals. Our relationship will be built on mutual trust, empathy, and respect, and serve as the foundation for our work together.
I believe that the trusting relationship between the therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. By creating a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore your past experiences, current challenges, and future goals. Our relationship will be built on mutual trust, empathy, and respect, and serve as the foundation for our work together.
(415) 985-4390 View (415) 985-4390
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The Therapist for Sexual Rebels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
We need sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Individuals, couples, polycules and groups I work with traverse the world with partners, genders, fetishes, or professional experiences that are often misunderstood by the dominant culture. I am in service to your joy, your healing, keeping you connected to a grounded source of abundance, gaining skills to navigate personal and professional dynamics, and being in keen awareness of your power. I’m excited to journey with you toward an embodied, fulfilling relationship with yourself and those you love.
We need sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Individuals, couples, polycules and groups I work with traverse the world with partners, genders, fetishes, or professional experiences that are often misunderstood by the dominant culture. I am in service to your joy, your healing, keeping you connected to a grounded source of abundance, gaining skills to navigate personal and professional dynamics, and being in keen awareness of your power. I’m excited to journey with you toward an embodied, fulfilling relationship with yourself and those you love.
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Louis Morello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
(650) 918-5330 View (650) 918-5330
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Bay Area Center For Anxiety
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem, with an estimated 18% suffering from anxiety disorders at any one time. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are one of the most researched areas of mental health and have numerous treatments with strong research showing its effectiveness. Anxiety can come in many different forms from specific phobias to an inability to stop worrying about most everything. Anxiety can cause physical illness, pain, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, distress in relationships with partners, children, or parents, and can have a profoundly negative effect on work and school.
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem, with an estimated 18% suffering from anxiety disorders at any one time. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are one of the most researched areas of mental health and have numerous treatments with strong research showing its effectiveness. Anxiety can come in many different forms from specific phobias to an inability to stop worrying about most everything. Anxiety can cause physical illness, pain, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, distress in relationships with partners, children, or parents, and can have a profoundly negative effect on work and school.
(415) 594-4145 View (415) 594-4145
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Jonathan Moss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
It's hard to be a person. Nobody goes through life without pain and struggle. We carry our experiences, whether difficult or traumatic, in ways that shape how we relate to ourselves, to our thoughts and feelings, our hopes and fears, and to the other people in our lives. We are often unaware of how these internal structures shape our lives in the present moment. Psychotherapy offers an environment, a method, and a therapeutic relationship with which to understand and transform how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
It's hard to be a person. Nobody goes through life without pain and struggle. We carry our experiences, whether difficult or traumatic, in ways that shape how we relate to ourselves, to our thoughts and feelings, our hopes and fears, and to the other people in our lives. We are often unaware of how these internal structures shape our lives in the present moment. Psychotherapy offers an environment, a method, and a therapeutic relationship with which to understand and transform how we experience ourselves and the world around us.
(415) 799-4539 View (415) 799-4539
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Bria Milicevic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Are you looking to make a shift in your life, find your North star, free yourself from an addiction, decrease anxiety, or improve your relationship with others and live a life that is most meaningful for you? I believe therapy is a way for individuals to connect and access their own wisdom to make the necessary changes for a life that is most aspiring and fulfilling to them. I invite people to explore areas that may be affecting them and make a transition from where they are to where they would like to be. I use a treatment approach that is warm, relational, accepting and authentic, and am action-oriented and solution-focused.
Are you looking to make a shift in your life, find your North star, free yourself from an addiction, decrease anxiety, or improve your relationship with others and live a life that is most meaningful for you? I believe therapy is a way for individuals to connect and access their own wisdom to make the necessary changes for a life that is most aspiring and fulfilling to them. I invite people to explore areas that may be affecting them and make a transition from where they are to where they would like to be. I use a treatment approach that is warm, relational, accepting and authentic, and am action-oriented and solution-focused.
(415) 429-7010 View (415) 429-7010
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Leanne Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
I work collaboratively to help you become aware of your strengths and start finding solutions that will enhance your life and relationships. Being mindful of how societal attitudes about success, gender, age, class, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, body image and relationships impact our experience of life helps guide the work. In a supportive environment I work with individuals as they explore and learn to live their life, in their own context, in their own way.
I work collaboratively to help you become aware of your strengths and start finding solutions that will enhance your life and relationships. Being mindful of how societal attitudes about success, gender, age, class, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, body image and relationships impact our experience of life helps guide the work. In a supportive environment I work with individuals as they explore and learn to live their life, in their own context, in their own way.
(415) 843-1936 View (415) 843-1936
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Ilene Ava Serlin
Psychologist, PhD, ADTR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
Not accepting new clients
I'm a very experienced psychotherapist with over 30 years experience in many settings. I'm warm and compassionate, but also practical. I work from a growth model that helps you access your own wisdom and make a commitment to change. My background in the arts and Jungian psychology attunes me to the dreams and imagery that can inform you about your life course, but I also help you bring these dreams into action. My experience with mind/body can help you prepare for and recover from surgery, develop resilience, stress reduction, confront mortality and life changes, find meaningful work, and appreciate relationships.
I'm a very experienced psychotherapist with over 30 years experience in many settings. I'm warm and compassionate, but also practical. I work from a growth model that helps you access your own wisdom and make a commitment to change. My background in the arts and Jungian psychology attunes me to the dreams and imagery that can inform you about your life course, but I also help you bring these dreams into action. My experience with mind/body can help you prepare for and recover from surgery, develop resilience, stress reduction, confront mortality and life changes, find meaningful work, and appreciate relationships.
(415) 594-4898 View (415) 594-4898
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Bay Area Oppositional and Conduct Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
he Bay Area Oppositional and Conduct Clinic empowers parents and caretakers to help their children become better behaved, happier at home, and more successful in school. We specialize in children and adolescents who, despite being in loving circumstances, do not respond to regular discipline and rules. As professionals, we are intensely aware of how stressful oppositional and conduct problems are for families. Our clinicians tailor the therapy to work at a comfortable pace and practice with a sensitivity to the other demands in life.
he Bay Area Oppositional and Conduct Clinic empowers parents and caretakers to help their children become better behaved, happier at home, and more successful in school. We specialize in children and adolescents who, despite being in loving circumstances, do not respond to regular discipline and rules. As professionals, we are intensely aware of how stressful oppositional and conduct problems are for families. Our clinicians tailor the therapy to work at a comfortable pace and practice with a sensitivity to the other demands in life.
(415) 594-4914 View (415) 594-4914
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Penn Barbosa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA 94123
The goal of therapy is for you be happy in your love and work. At the heart of it, therapy is about increasing your capacity to alleviate your suffering; feel more connected with yourself and others; expand and enrich yourself; recognize what you want; and recognize the internal and external forces that keep you from getting what you want. These are powerful antidotes to anxiety and depression.
The goal of therapy is for you be happy in your love and work. At the heart of it, therapy is about increasing your capacity to alleviate your suffering; feel more connected with yourself and others; expand and enrich yourself; recognize what you want; and recognize the internal and external forces that keep you from getting what you want. These are powerful antidotes to anxiety and depression.
(415) 992-6047 View (415) 992-6047

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Number of Therapists in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
80% Self Esteem
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
42% Aetna
42% Optum

How Therapists in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cow Hollow, San Francisco?

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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.