Therapists in Anacostia, Washington, DC

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Ta'wane (Ty) Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
In life, seeking help should be celebrated and not become another obstacle to cross. During your interactions with Jaxcyn Therapy Group, you will discover we customize the therapeutic experience to fit your unique needs and interests. We take a practical approach to use your strengths paired with out of the box solutions to create dynamic change.
In life, seeking help should be celebrated and not become another obstacle to cross. During your interactions with Jaxcyn Therapy Group, you will discover we customize the therapeutic experience to fit your unique needs and interests. We take a practical approach to use your strengths paired with out of the box solutions to create dynamic change.
(202) 933-9771 View (202) 933-9771
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Kayena Pierre-Louis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Feeling like life's a maze of stress and sadness? What if I told you there's a cozy corner where understanding heals and your inner light shines bright? Welcome to Compassionate Counseling, where I blend warmth and expertise to guide you. Whether you're a career-driven go-getter or a burnt-out mom, let's rediscover your joy together. Your journey to emotional well-being starts here! I'm not your average therapist—I'm your partner in this journey, ready to listen and support you every step of the way.
Feeling like life's a maze of stress and sadness? What if I told you there's a cozy corner where understanding heals and your inner light shines bright? Welcome to Compassionate Counseling, where I blend warmth and expertise to guide you. Whether you're a career-driven go-getter or a burnt-out mom, let's rediscover your joy together. Your journey to emotional well-being starts here! I'm not your average therapist—I'm your partner in this journey, ready to listen and support you every step of the way.
(888) 903-6247 View (888) 903-6247
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RS Davis Health & Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step on your healing journey! My name is Sonjiah Davis, most people call me Adwoa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. My favorite populations to work with are individuals in the LGBTQ+ communities, individuals from immigrant families especially from Africa and the Caribbean, young adults trying to navigate the world of aduIting, women who have survived abusive relationships working to reclaim their lives, and individuals with religious trauma. I look forward to assisting you on your journey to be the best person you envision yourself to be.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step on your healing journey! My name is Sonjiah Davis, most people call me Adwoa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20+ years of experience. My favorite populations to work with are individuals in the LGBTQ+ communities, individuals from immigrant families especially from Africa and the Caribbean, young adults trying to navigate the world of aduIting, women who have survived abusive relationships working to reclaim their lives, and individuals with religious trauma. I look forward to assisting you on your journey to be the best person you envision yourself to be.
(202) 946-8232 View (202) 946-8232
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Marycatherine Balcom
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020
Hi! I am MaryCatherine Balcom, a Licensed Graduate Social worker (LGSW) located in the DMV. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. One of my key strengths lies in my ability to establish a trusting and nonjudgmental rapport with my clients, especially with children and adolescents. I believe in fostering an environment where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to express yourself authentically, however that might look for you!
Hi! I am MaryCatherine Balcom, a Licensed Graduate Social worker (LGSW) located in the DMV. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. One of my key strengths lies in my ability to establish a trusting and nonjudgmental rapport with my clients, especially with children and adolescents. I believe in fostering an environment where you feel heard, understood, and empowered to express yourself authentically, however that might look for you!
(833) 658-7969 View (833) 658-7969
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Amanda Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Greetings sunshine! As a licensed therapist in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, I long to be the support for the most vulnerable, the unheard, and for those who desire change. Despite one's race, economic status, education, and sexuality, we all will or have been presented with situations that appeared to be insurmountable. Once the problem has been identified, we will work to develop attainable goals that change one's personal perspective and provide hope for the future.
Greetings sunshine! As a licensed therapist in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, I long to be the support for the most vulnerable, the unheard, and for those who desire change. Despite one's race, economic status, education, and sexuality, we all will or have been presented with situations that appeared to be insurmountable. Once the problem has been identified, we will work to develop attainable goals that change one's personal perspective and provide hope for the future.
(202) 831-9307 View (202) 831-9307
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Cameron & Company Inc - Stress Reduction Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020
Life can be overwhelming at times. Have you felt lonely, confused or not purposely living your full life? I help women create the life of their dreams by providing the tools necessary to win at life. Many times in life you don't know which way to turn, all it takes is learning how to create the real you. The life God intended for you to have. I help women and girls set boundaries, take risk and focus on what they desire out of life. Let's start life where you are and evolve to new purpose in life call me for consultation.
Life can be overwhelming at times. Have you felt lonely, confused or not purposely living your full life? I help women create the life of their dreams by providing the tools necessary to win at life. Many times in life you don't know which way to turn, all it takes is learning how to create the real you. The life God intended for you to have. I help women and girls set boundaries, take risk and focus on what they desire out of life. Let's start life where you are and evolve to new purpose in life call me for consultation.
(202) 519-4986 View (202) 519-4986
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Eric Behna
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020  (Online Only)
Eric is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in Washington, D.C. Eric’s style is calm, supportive, and non-judgmental. Eric seeks to walk alongside his clients on their journey towards change and being the person they want to be. His approach is to help clients tap into inner strengths while building greater awareness of emotions and behaviors.
Eric is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in Washington, D.C. Eric’s style is calm, supportive, and non-judgmental. Eric seeks to walk alongside his clients on their journey towards change and being the person they want to be. His approach is to help clients tap into inner strengths while building greater awareness of emotions and behaviors.
(833) 525-0466 View (833) 525-0466
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Barbara J. Musgrove
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020  (Online Only)
Greetings! My name is Dr. Barbara J. Musgrove, and I have been licensed for more than 35 years for the independent practice of psychology in Washington, DC and the state of Maryland. I am a dedicated, committed therapist who wants to assist you in reaching your highest potential. And, I do it all VIRTUALLY! That’s right, you can access my counseling services from the comfort of your home, office, backyard or car. Wherever you have privacy, we can have a confidential, HIPPA compliant session discovering who you are, addressing the challenges you have faced and resetting your agenda for the rest of your life.
Greetings! My name is Dr. Barbara J. Musgrove, and I have been licensed for more than 35 years for the independent practice of psychology in Washington, DC and the state of Maryland. I am a dedicated, committed therapist who wants to assist you in reaching your highest potential. And, I do it all VIRTUALLY! That’s right, you can access my counseling services from the comfort of your home, office, backyard or car. Wherever you have privacy, we can have a confidential, HIPPA compliant session discovering who you are, addressing the challenges you have faced and resetting your agenda for the rest of your life.
(202) 868-8778 View (202) 868-8778
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S Yvette Leftwich
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
Adolescents/Youth ages 12-17, battling to understand and express feelings regarding everyday challenges they face at Home, at School & within their community.
Adolescents/Youth ages 12-17, battling to understand and express feelings regarding everyday challenges they face at Home, at School & within their community.
(202) 760-4956 View (202) 760-4956
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Jacqueline Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
I work with individuals living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma related concerns, anger, relationship conflict, and stage-of-life issues. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the problem issues and reasonable solutions. I am here to support you.
I work with individuals living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma related concerns, anger, relationship conflict, and stage-of-life issues. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the problem issues and reasonable solutions. I am here to support you.
(844) 927-2308 View (844) 927-2308
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Rebecca Tolbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20019
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Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe the pandemic resurfaced old issues and messed with your coping strategies. Maybe reintegrating into the world has been harder than you expected. If you already struggled with focus, motivation, and organization, all of these issues can pile on top of each other. You want to feel grounded and joyful, with a life that fits and feels like your own... not one you have to shove yourself into. You want your relationships to thrive. You deserve to wake up in the morning and feel ready and excited for the day ahead.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe the pandemic resurfaced old issues and messed with your coping strategies. Maybe reintegrating into the world has been harder than you expected. If you already struggled with focus, motivation, and organization, all of these issues can pile on top of each other. You want to feel grounded and joyful, with a life that fits and feels like your own... not one you have to shove yourself into. You want your relationships to thrive. You deserve to wake up in the morning and feel ready and excited for the day ahead.
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Erika Philip
Counselor, LGPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020
As a clinical therapist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with 25 years in the global trauma sector and 9 years of therapeutic practice, I am deeply committed to aiding clients who are engaged, earnest, and genuine. My expertise lies in addressing issues such as trauma, vicarious trauma, and fostering work-life balance, with a focus on enhancing long-term mental health through EMDR. My professional journey, richly interwoven with global experiences, has provided me with a keen understanding of both the rewards and challenges faced by "helpful professionals".
As a clinical therapist trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with 25 years in the global trauma sector and 9 years of therapeutic practice, I am deeply committed to aiding clients who are engaged, earnest, and genuine. My expertise lies in addressing issues such as trauma, vicarious trauma, and fostering work-life balance, with a focus on enhancing long-term mental health through EMDR. My professional journey, richly interwoven with global experiences, has provided me with a keen understanding of both the rewards and challenges faced by "helpful professionals".
(202) 759-8649 View (202) 759-8649
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Brendalan Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
(301) 684-6522 View (301) 684-6522
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Time For Change
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , CRC, CWIC
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20032
Time For Change is an agency that caters to the at-risk youth and adults whom may have experienced trauma or have suffered in a mental health capacity to change behaviors successfully. Time For Change's ideal clients ranges from 18-65. These individuals ideally can be suffering in landing, keeping and maintain employment for the benefits of career establishment. These individuals can be navigating career paths in the midst of going through a psychological set back. Time For Change offers one or one therapy services with navigation of career experiences, which may be constantly affected if not dealt with through therapy.
Time For Change is an agency that caters to the at-risk youth and adults whom may have experienced trauma or have suffered in a mental health capacity to change behaviors successfully. Time For Change's ideal clients ranges from 18-65. These individuals ideally can be suffering in landing, keeping and maintain employment for the benefits of career establishment. These individuals can be navigating career paths in the midst of going through a psychological set back. Time For Change offers one or one therapy services with navigation of career experiences, which may be constantly affected if not dealt with through therapy.
(202) 856-9818 View (202) 856-9818
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Finding My Peace, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
We provide online therapy services that can fit into your schedule, whatever works for you, works for us. We cater to the working man and woman as well as the disabled; those that have an easier time expressing themselves without being face to face. We are here to help those who struggle through COVID-19. We work with youth ages 12 on up to the senior age of 99! We assist with helping you cope with depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, mood swings, and much more.
We provide online therapy services that can fit into your schedule, whatever works for you, works for us. We cater to the working man and woman as well as the disabled; those that have an easier time expressing themselves without being face to face. We are here to help those who struggle through COVID-19. We work with youth ages 12 on up to the senior age of 99! We assist with helping you cope with depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, mood swings, and much more.
(301) 686-5965 View (301) 686-5965
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Tiffany N. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020  (Online Only)
Hello….I’m glad you’re here. Nervous about becoming a new mom? Maybe postpartum hasn't looked like you thought, or the "baby blues" haven't let up. Are you struggling to recover physically from your birthing experience? Dealing with co-parenting with a substance addicted partner? Or, maybe you’re not a new mom, but you’re trying to create parenting structure and boundaries. The maternal journey can be challenging, no matter which phase you’re in. I offer a safe place to be real and raw about your experiences as a mom. Speaking with a therapist who truly understands can be liberating and healing.
Hello….I’m glad you’re here. Nervous about becoming a new mom? Maybe postpartum hasn't looked like you thought, or the "baby blues" haven't let up. Are you struggling to recover physically from your birthing experience? Dealing with co-parenting with a substance addicted partner? Or, maybe you’re not a new mom, but you’re trying to create parenting structure and boundaries. The maternal journey can be challenging, no matter which phase you’re in. I offer a safe place to be real and raw about your experiences as a mom. Speaking with a therapist who truly understands can be liberating and healing.
(844) 924-1009 View (844) 924-1009
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Shaquira Wakefield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20032  (Online Only)
As a therapist with the Jaxcyn Therapy Group, I assist individuals with managing their mental health and emotional well-being, while providing support, guidance, and strategies to help clients navigate their challenges and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
As a therapist with the Jaxcyn Therapy Group, I assist individuals with managing their mental health and emotional well-being, while providing support, guidance, and strategies to help clients navigate their challenges and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
(202) 972-6795 View (202) 972-6795
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Jamila Kani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20020
Is your past preventing you from experiencing a joyful and fulfilling life? Have you tried talk therapy and found that words aren't enough to change how you feel or that trying to change your thinking has not brought you the healing you seek? It could be that trauma is keeping you stuck. I specialize in treating adults who feel held back and weighed down by trauma, helping them to resolve traumatic experiences that are often at the root of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.
Is your past preventing you from experiencing a joyful and fulfilling life? Have you tried talk therapy and found that words aren't enough to change how you feel or that trying to change your thinking has not brought you the healing you seek? It could be that trauma is keeping you stuck. I specialize in treating adults who feel held back and weighed down by trauma, helping them to resolve traumatic experiences that are often at the root of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.
(202) 804-3912 View (202) 804-3912
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Jade Clinical Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
At Jade Clinical Services we specialize in working with women of color who struggle with life transitions, anxiety, & trauma in the DMV area. We believe women need a supportive environment and it is our goal to support women’s ability to effectively manage stress independently. Our therapeutic approach is client-centered & integrates a variety of therapeutic models to best meet each client’s needs. I want to work with people who want to: improve their overall quality of life, learn to face and cope with stress & difficult emotions, & learn how to be more mindful of the world around themselves.
At Jade Clinical Services we specialize in working with women of color who struggle with life transitions, anxiety, & trauma in the DMV area. We believe women need a supportive environment and it is our goal to support women’s ability to effectively manage stress independently. Our therapeutic approach is client-centered & integrates a variety of therapeutic models to best meet each client’s needs. I want to work with people who want to: improve their overall quality of life, learn to face and cope with stress & difficult emotions, & learn how to be more mindful of the world around themselves.
(202) 360-4208 View (202) 360-4208
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Whitney Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Anacostia, Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women of color who struggle with life transitions, anxiety, & trauma in DC, MD, TX, & FL. I believe everyone needs a supportive environment, but particularly women. It is my goal to support your ability to effectively manage your stress independently. My therapeutic approach is client-centered & integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches to best meet each client’s needs. I want to work with people who want to: improve their overall quality of life, increase their self-awareness, learn to face and cope with stress & difficult emotions, & learn how to be more mindful of the world around themselves.
I specialize in working with women of color who struggle with life transitions, anxiety, & trauma in DC, MD, TX, & FL. I believe everyone needs a supportive environment, but particularly women. It is my goal to support your ability to effectively manage your stress independently. My therapeutic approach is client-centered & integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches to best meet each client’s needs. I want to work with people who want to: improve their overall quality of life, increase their self-awareness, learn to face and cope with stress & difficult emotions, & learn how to be more mindful of the world around themselves.
(202) 933-9538 View (202) 933-9538

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Number of Therapists in Anacostia, Washington, DC

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Anacostia, Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
69% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Cigna and Evernorth
73% CareFirst

How Therapists in Anacostia, Washington, DC see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Anacostia, Washington?

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.