Therapists in Westport, CT

Photo of Elizabeth Seckler - Elizabeth Seckler, LCSW, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Seckler, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
I provide a safe and supportive space for clients to initiate change and personal growth. Clinical areas of focus include, anxiety, depression, grief/loss and maternal mental health. I work with clients to develop strategies and skills that help manage symptoms in realistic and effective ways. Prior to private practice, I trained at NYU School of Social Work and worked at Mount Sinai's Elmhurst Hospital with adolescents and parents in both individual, family and group settings.
I provide a safe and supportive space for clients to initiate change and personal growth. Clinical areas of focus include, anxiety, depression, grief/loss and maternal mental health. I work with clients to develop strategies and skills that help manage symptoms in realistic and effective ways. Prior to private practice, I trained at NYU School of Social Work and worked at Mount Sinai's Elmhurst Hospital with adolescents and parents in both individual, family and group settings.
(646) 663-5793 View (646) 663-5793
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Danute Kuncas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are primarily interested in self-empowerment. They are heartened by the opportunity to discover unconscious conditioning that might have stood in the way of their hope for happiness, success, and peace of mind. They feel revitalized when they gain new tools to reach their goals. One widespread issue that is common in therapy these days is 'poor boundaries.' Somatic Psychotherapy is a way to check in with the body to see what indication it offers us for a 'yes' or a 'no' to someone's request or expectation. A 'no' all too easily gets overridden by guilt, and always for invalid reasons. Learn how your body speaks volumes!
My clients are primarily interested in self-empowerment. They are heartened by the opportunity to discover unconscious conditioning that might have stood in the way of their hope for happiness, success, and peace of mind. They feel revitalized when they gain new tools to reach their goals. One widespread issue that is common in therapy these days is 'poor boundaries.' Somatic Psychotherapy is a way to check in with the body to see what indication it offers us for a 'yes' or a 'no' to someone's request or expectation. A 'no' all too easily gets overridden by guilt, and always for invalid reasons. Learn how your body speaks volumes!
(203) 872-0949 View (203) 872-0949
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Charlotte Berger
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
Do you or your child suffer from anxiety or depression stemming from body image issues, life transitions, or disordered eating? How about pressures from social media, school or work? If you’re ready to break free from these crippling symptoms, I may be an ideal fit for you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a PhD in Mental Health Counseling and specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I am licensed in CT & NY and help clients replace their maladaptive behaviors and beliefs with skills and understanding of how to radically accept life’s imperfections and make meaning in your unique individuality.
Do you or your child suffer from anxiety or depression stemming from body image issues, life transitions, or disordered eating? How about pressures from social media, school or work? If you’re ready to break free from these crippling symptoms, I may be an ideal fit for you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a PhD in Mental Health Counseling and specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety and depression. I am licensed in CT & NY and help clients replace their maladaptive behaviors and beliefs with skills and understanding of how to radically accept life’s imperfections and make meaning in your unique individuality.
(203) 635-4578 View (203) 635-4578
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Bethany Ann Bryant
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, L, M, F, T
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
For twenty-five years, my practice has been devoted to finding unique and creative solutions for the difficult challenges that life presents. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in Body-Centered Psychotherapy. By combining a traditional approach with a knowledege of an energy based focus, I am able to view my clients from a broader perspective. I work with individuals, couples and families who are seeking solutions to their problems with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, illnesses, work related issues and creative blocks.
For twenty-five years, my practice has been devoted to finding unique and creative solutions for the difficult challenges that life presents. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in Body-Centered Psychotherapy. By combining a traditional approach with a knowledege of an energy based focus, I am able to view my clients from a broader perspective. I work with individuals, couples and families who are seeking solutions to their problems with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, illnesses, work related issues and creative blocks.
(203) 318-4635 View (203) 318-4635
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Dr. Wendy Spector-Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Not accepting new clients
Here's the scoop. I am not the kind of therapist that quietly takes notes and now and then asks you "How does that make you feel?" Bottom line? Let me tell you about my specialty. My specialty is YOU. I am not invested in keeping you in therapy for years on end. I am very easy to talk to. I have a unique style which is interpersonal, respectful and creative. If you have felt stuck with former therapists, take a chance with me. I look through a different lens. Are these paragraphs starting to all sound the same?
Here's the scoop. I am not the kind of therapist that quietly takes notes and now and then asks you "How does that make you feel?" Bottom line? Let me tell you about my specialty. My specialty is YOU. I am not invested in keeping you in therapy for years on end. I am very easy to talk to. I have a unique style which is interpersonal, respectful and creative. If you have felt stuck with former therapists, take a chance with me. I look through a different lens. Are these paragraphs starting to all sound the same?
(203) 222-8088 View (203) 222-8088
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Westport Family Counseling
Counselor, LMFT, LCSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in relationships? We create a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your behaviors, feelings and beliefs. We help you to become more connected with your intuition and gain clarity and awareness to live a more fulfilling life. Whether couples therapy, individual counseling, family therapy, or behavioral issues in children, our team of therapists can help. We work with young children, adolescents and adults and treat a variety of issues.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in relationships? We create a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your behaviors, feelings and beliefs. We help you to become more connected with your intuition and gain clarity and awareness to live a more fulfilling life. Whether couples therapy, individual counseling, family therapy, or behavioral issues in children, our team of therapists can help. We work with young children, adolescents and adults and treat a variety of issues.
(203) 599-4207 View (203) 599-4207
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The Anxiety Institute of Connecticut LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Worry. Panic attacks. Highly uncomfortable feelings of anxiety itself. In the past, these and other problems were very hard to treat. People would spend years in therapy with minimal improvement
Worry. Panic attacks. Highly uncomfortable feelings of anxiety itself. In the past, these and other problems were very hard to treat. People would spend years in therapy with minimal improvement
(203) 939-8021 View (203) 939-8021
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Colleen Rogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I work predominately with adolescents and their families as well as adults and couples. I work with motivated but stuck clients who have/ are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I focus on the impact of these as well as other stressors and where the individual and/or family and couples' system is becoming fixed and unbudgeable.
I work predominately with adolescents and their families as well as adults and couples. I work with motivated but stuck clients who have/ are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I focus on the impact of these as well as other stressors and where the individual and/or family and couples' system is becoming fixed and unbudgeable.
(203) 718-0733 View (203) 718-0733
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Emily Yip
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and for the past 8 years I have been working with adults, adolescents and families with a variety of issues ranging from eating disorders, family/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual identity exploration, couples work or just navigating life’s transitions. I have worked as a Family Therapist in residential and outpatient eating disorder settings such as Center for Discovery and Monte Nido and Affiliates and have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders and supporting them and their families.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and for the past 8 years I have been working with adults, adolescents and families with a variety of issues ranging from eating disorders, family/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual identity exploration, couples work or just navigating life’s transitions. I have worked as a Family Therapist in residential and outpatient eating disorder settings such as Center for Discovery and Monte Nido and Affiliates and have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders and supporting them and their families.
(203) 693-9514 View (203) 693-9514
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Lisa Colvin, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
It takes tremendous courage to ask for help and to address intense emotions during therapy. I provide a safe and comfortable space for you to begin this powerful and healing journey. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. My training as a family therapist enables me to provide additional support and guidance to family members throughout their loved one's treatment process.
It takes tremendous courage to ask for help and to address intense emotions during therapy. I provide a safe and comfortable space for you to begin this powerful and healing journey. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. My training as a family therapist enables me to provide additional support and guidance to family members throughout their loved one's treatment process.
(475) 209-7468 View (475) 209-7468
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Donna Rogg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Asking for help can be challenging for many people, especially when you’re not feeling your best. Given the range of options, choosing the right therapist for you may feel overwhelming and confusing. Having an appreciation of the value of the therapist-client fit, I am committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment where issues may be better understood. As a seasoned therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with concerns related to self-esteem, school, ADHD, work, family, life stage transitions, eating disorders, illness and losses.
Asking for help can be challenging for many people, especially when you’re not feeling your best. Given the range of options, choosing the right therapist for you may feel overwhelming and confusing. Having an appreciation of the value of the therapist-client fit, I am committed to providing a comfortable and safe environment where issues may be better understood. As a seasoned therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with concerns related to self-esteem, school, ADHD, work, family, life stage transitions, eating disorders, illness and losses.
(203) 312-7968 View (203) 312-7968
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Gillian Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I primarily treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as a range of other conditions. In addition, I work with parents on implementing effective discipline and behavior management strategies. The foundation of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and other therapies as needed.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I primarily treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as a range of other conditions. In addition, I work with parents on implementing effective discipline and behavior management strategies. The foundation of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and other therapies as needed.
(203) 433-6587 View (203) 433-6587
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W D D
Master Social Work
Not Verified Not Verified
Westport, CT 06880
My clinical focus is PTSD, developmental trauma and addictive disorders. I combine traditional "talk" therapy with QEEG-informed Neurofeedback and EMDR, where appropriate. This offers you the best chance of healing past emotional wounds, alleviating symptoms, and living more fully in the present. The subtle, transformative power of Neurofeedback helps many clients resolve the traumatic stress, fear and anxiety that often underly behavioral and addictive disorders. EMDR is another powerful tool that can help resolve emotional trauma, improve functioning, and help you become more present-focused.
My clinical focus is PTSD, developmental trauma and addictive disorders. I combine traditional "talk" therapy with QEEG-informed Neurofeedback and EMDR, where appropriate. This offers you the best chance of healing past emotional wounds, alleviating symptoms, and living more fully in the present. The subtle, transformative power of Neurofeedback helps many clients resolve the traumatic stress, fear and anxiety that often underly behavioral and addictive disorders. EMDR is another powerful tool that can help resolve emotional trauma, improve functioning, and help you become more present-focused.
(914) 996-4771 View (914) 996-4771
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Deborah Datz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LEP
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
For most clients, my therapeutic philosophy is "less is more." In my work with adults and children, my goal is to help clients get back on their feet as quickly as possible, and then be available when they want to "check in." In my previous career, I worked for a Boston-based asset management firm. That experience helps me appreciate the uniqueness of women making life transitions, and relate to men who typically would "never go to therapy."
For most clients, my therapeutic philosophy is "less is more." In my work with adults and children, my goal is to help clients get back on their feet as quickly as possible, and then be available when they want to "check in." In my previous career, I worked for a Boston-based asset management firm. That experience helps me appreciate the uniqueness of women making life transitions, and relate to men who typically would "never go to therapy."
(203) 255-2211 View (203) 255-2211
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Lindsey Blaivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Life can be challenging, those who reach out for support are allowing themselves to grow and evolve. My approach/philosophy is holistic, meaning my focus is on the whole person, and is grounded in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies. I often incorporate other modalities, depending on the needs of the person sitting across from me.  I believe passionately in working collaboratively, understanding how I practice and the methodologies I use is critical in the process.
Life can be challenging, those who reach out for support are allowing themselves to grow and evolve. My approach/philosophy is holistic, meaning my focus is on the whole person, and is grounded in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies. I often incorporate other modalities, depending on the needs of the person sitting across from me.  I believe passionately in working collaboratively, understanding how I practice and the methodologies I use is critical in the process.
(475) 471-0266 View (475) 471-0266
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Susan Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSJ
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
If you are concerned about your child or teenager, I can help. I work with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional and social difficulties that may interfere with feeling more secure. Parents contact me for guidance with a broad range of issues including anxiety, relatedness issues, depression, school avoidance, learning challenges, trauma and grief. Together, we can demystify symptoms difficult to understand, so you and your child can feel deeply connected. I enjoy working with tweens, teens and young adults on identity and relationship issues, family conflict, school pressure, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, motivation and self-esteem.
If you are concerned about your child or teenager, I can help. I work with children, teens and young adults who are struggling with emotional and social difficulties that may interfere with feeling more secure. Parents contact me for guidance with a broad range of issues including anxiety, relatedness issues, depression, school avoidance, learning challenges, trauma and grief. Together, we can demystify symptoms difficult to understand, so you and your child can feel deeply connected. I enjoy working with tweens, teens and young adults on identity and relationship issues, family conflict, school pressure, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, motivation and self-esteem.
(203) 409-8594 View (203) 409-8594
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Rachel Kopanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
Often people reach out for therapy at a time in their lives when they are in transition and ready to make changes that will better themselves. Patterns of negative thinking and self-sabotaging behaviors can make you feel stuck and often can get in the way of living your best possible life. My goal is to help you understand the root of your anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-image issues and/or trauma and to work through these problems so that you can become 'unstuck' and move forward in a more positive, self-freeing and fulfilling direction.
Often people reach out for therapy at a time in their lives when they are in transition and ready to make changes that will better themselves. Patterns of negative thinking and self-sabotaging behaviors can make you feel stuck and often can get in the way of living your best possible life. My goal is to help you understand the root of your anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-image issues and/or trauma and to work through these problems so that you can become 'unstuck' and move forward in a more positive, self-freeing and fulfilling direction.
(203) 361-3326 x2 View (203) 361-3326 x2
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Linda A Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880
I'm a warm and dedicated therapist who sincerely wants to help individuals live happier lives, filled with purpose, satisfaction, and meaning. Having extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic Therapies, EMDR (certified), and Somatic Experiencing (certified), I take an eclectic, tailored approach to treat range of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, parenting, interpersonal relationships, and life transactions. Providing a nurturing and safe environment allows an individual to grow in awareness and become capable of making positive changes.
I'm a warm and dedicated therapist who sincerely wants to help individuals live happier lives, filled with purpose, satisfaction, and meaning. Having extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic Therapies, EMDR (certified), and Somatic Experiencing (certified), I take an eclectic, tailored approach to treat range of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, parenting, interpersonal relationships, and life transactions. Providing a nurturing and safe environment allows an individual to grow in awareness and become capable of making positive changes.
(914) 930-4073 View (914) 930-4073
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Gayle Borden Greenberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westport, CT 06880
My philosophy as a practitioner is to partner with you to help build confidence and independence. Our work together is meant to bring you clarity, direction, strength and healing. Working together, we will discover your strengths and the personal resources that can help achieve your desired goals.
My philosophy as a practitioner is to partner with you to help build confidence and independence. Our work together is meant to bring you clarity, direction, strength and healing. Working together, we will discover your strengths and the personal resources that can help achieve your desired goals.
(203) 442-1429 View (203) 442-1429
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Brooke Dumain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westport, CT 06880  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is struggling with managing the overwhelm of day to day life? Wishing that things could be different, but not having the knowledge or tools to make change. Perhaps you are a parent looking to understand how your own upbringing influences how you show up for your children. Maybe you are looking to feel more connected in your relationships and are having difficulty breaking free from the cycles that no longer serve you or identifying what these cycles are. Maybe you have suffered trauma in your life and that is keeping you from being fully present, embodied and unable to claim the space that you deserve.
Are you someone who is struggling with managing the overwhelm of day to day life? Wishing that things could be different, but not having the knowledge or tools to make change. Perhaps you are a parent looking to understand how your own upbringing influences how you show up for your children. Maybe you are looking to feel more connected in your relationships and are having difficulty breaking free from the cycles that no longer serve you or identifying what these cycles are. Maybe you have suffered trauma in your life and that is keeping you from being fully present, embodied and unable to claim the space that you deserve.
(475) 338-3419 View (475) 338-3419

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Westport, CT

600+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Westport, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
66% Family Conflict
63% Parenting

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Westport, CT see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westport?

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.