Therapists in Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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James Fidal Young
Counselor, Psy D, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I have specific expertise to assist in diverse populations to navigate with support and sincerity.
I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I have specific expertise to assist in diverse populations to navigate with support and sincerity.
(954) 833-6715 View (954) 833-6715
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Matt Ghezzi
Counselor, LMHC, ACHT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Being Stuck is Your opportunity to grow. Whether this shows up in your life as an addiction, your relationship with your spouse, partner, child, career or finances,it is just the surface. There are patterns in our lives that replay over and over again in realtionships, habits or suffering of some kind. Their existence has one purpose. That purpose is to realize our ability to heal ourselves.
Being Stuck is Your opportunity to grow. Whether this shows up in your life as an addiction, your relationship with your spouse, partner, child, career or finances,it is just the surface. There are patterns in our lives that replay over and over again in realtionships, habits or suffering of some kind. Their existence has one purpose. That purpose is to realize our ability to heal ourselves.
(954) 501-0501 View (954) 501-0501
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NB New Beginning Christian Counseling Services
LPC, PhD
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
At NB New Beginning we recognize the tremendous pressures of life. Our goal is to assist you in gaining insight into why you may be experiencing problems and to encourage you to translate insight into action. If you are still struggling with difficulties either large or small, we are here to help you.
At NB New Beginning we recognize the tremendous pressures of life. Our goal is to assist you in gaining insight into why you may be experiencing problems and to encourage you to translate insight into action. If you are still struggling with difficulties either large or small, we are here to help you.
(404) 962-0981 View (404) 962-0981
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Adejare McMillan
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
You're here! ...but you you may be past due for honest conversation about the innermost parts of yourself. Maybe the fear of not being truly heard or validated has been holding you back. Maybe you're looking for a place of rest or refuge... somewhere you can process it all... work it out... make it make sense. Or maybe it hurts too much to tell anyone close to you... I get that. I've been there and I don't want to go back. The good news is that here - we can work together to make change. I'm ready whenever you are...
You're here! ...but you you may be past due for honest conversation about the innermost parts of yourself. Maybe the fear of not being truly heard or validated has been holding you back. Maybe you're looking for a place of rest or refuge... somewhere you can process it all... work it out... make it make sense. Or maybe it hurts too much to tell anyone close to you... I get that. I've been there and I don't want to go back. The good news is that here - we can work together to make change. I'm ready whenever you are...
(754) 714-5469 View (754) 714-5469
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Illuminating Hope
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTS-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
I take a personal, relatable approach to working with all of my clients. I sincerely care about helping my clients gain clarity and insight while progressing towards developing the skills necessary to independently problem solve in the future. I do feel that we sometimes need to look backwards and work through past issues in order to lay a better foundation for the present. I will always seek to speak the truth with grace, even though it may be difficult to hear, in order to ensure that my clients have the information they need to make the best decisions for their situation.
I take a personal, relatable approach to working with all of my clients. I sincerely care about helping my clients gain clarity and insight while progressing towards developing the skills necessary to independently problem solve in the future. I do feel that we sometimes need to look backwards and work through past issues in order to lay a better foundation for the present. I will always seek to speak the truth with grace, even though it may be difficult to hear, in order to ensure that my clients have the information they need to make the best decisions for their situation.
(954) 866-2049 View (954) 866-2049
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Kayla Roberts
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BCCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
My clients come from diverse backgrounds. I help individuals that typically struggle with identity issues, depression, anxiety, stress, and anger. I work with people who need help overcoming depression, anxiety, mood swings, addictions, disappointments, grief, hopelessness, as well as trauma. I enjoy helping people who are willing to take the risk to address the most difficult issues in their lives because they think that they are worth the change! I work with my clients to assist them to find hope and truth that I believe are catalysts for positive changes in their lives.
My clients come from diverse backgrounds. I help individuals that typically struggle with identity issues, depression, anxiety, stress, and anger. I work with people who need help overcoming depression, anxiety, mood swings, addictions, disappointments, grief, hopelessness, as well as trauma. I enjoy helping people who are willing to take the risk to address the most difficult issues in their lives because they think that they are worth the change! I work with my clients to assist them to find hope and truth that I believe are catalysts for positive changes in their lives.
(754) 300-1506 View (754) 300-1506
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Richard Loebl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, PA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Is your relationship in trouble? Is there too much fighting? Too much distance? We can help you to build a happy and loving relationship that works for both of you. We also specialize in helping men who sabotage relationships and careers. We teach men how to make their relationships work better, and how to be more successful and happy at work, at home, and in life. Other therapists in my practice specialize in women's issues,trauma recovery, family therapy, eating disorders, and addictions.
Is your relationship in trouble? Is there too much fighting? Too much distance? We can help you to build a happy and loving relationship that works for both of you. We also specialize in helping men who sabotage relationships and careers. We teach men how to make their relationships work better, and how to be more successful and happy at work, at home, and in life. Other therapists in my practice specialize in women's issues,trauma recovery, family therapy, eating disorders, and addictions.
(561) 955-6090 View (561) 955-6090
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Tahnee Mendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
I believe one of the most powerful resources people can access is their relationships. They can be a significant source of support, empowerment and healing, and they can be a source of pain, frustration, and stress. Relationships are fluid and ever changing. Sometimes in families and relationships the way roles were once defined no longer fit as individuals begin to grow and change and move through different stages of the life cycle. As a therapist, I assist to empower individuals and families in redefining their relationships by collaborating and creating solutions to recreate the relationships they want.
I believe one of the most powerful resources people can access is their relationships. They can be a significant source of support, empowerment and healing, and they can be a source of pain, frustration, and stress. Relationships are fluid and ever changing. Sometimes in families and relationships the way roles were once defined no longer fit as individuals begin to grow and change and move through different stages of the life cycle. As a therapist, I assist to empower individuals and families in redefining their relationships by collaborating and creating solutions to recreate the relationships they want.
(954) 440-7660 View (954) 440-7660
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Barbara D. Agran, P.A.
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CIRT, AMS-
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Making the decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one. As a trained psychotherapist, I provide a safe, nurturing and healing environment for my clients .Whether you are confronting anxiety, family issues, anger management, marital problems or are just not feeling fulfilled, you can learn how to better manage your issues through goal oriented therapy.
Making the decision to seek therapy can be a difficult one. As a trained psychotherapist, I provide a safe, nurturing and healing environment for my clients .Whether you are confronting anxiety, family issues, anger management, marital problems or are just not feeling fulfilled, you can learn how to better manage your issues through goal oriented therapy.
(954) 501-0380 View (954) 501-0380
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Marcela Rivera-Fuentes
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, CHT
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
It has been said that the only recovery for any addiction is a spiritual recovery. Are you open to further explore your life, choices, relationships, recovery and spirituality and add another dimension to your life? Hopefully so. Are you perhaps unable or unwilling to make the necessary changes and be more present in your life, to navigate the challenges, transitions, losses.......... If any of these resonates with you, it is probably time to take a closer look. I really feel honored when I have the opportunity to sit with such individual!
It has been said that the only recovery for any addiction is a spiritual recovery. Are you open to further explore your life, choices, relationships, recovery and spirituality and add another dimension to your life? Hopefully so. Are you perhaps unable or unwilling to make the necessary changes and be more present in your life, to navigate the challenges, transitions, losses.......... If any of these resonates with you, it is probably time to take a closer look. I really feel honored when I have the opportunity to sit with such individual!
(954) 866-2041 View (954) 866-2041
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Florida Personal Growth Center Inc.
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Welome to Florida Personal Growth Center! We offer a New Dimension of Care, treating the Mind, Body and Soul. Our Licensed Health Professionals are highly skilled in a variety of traditional therapeutic techniques in addition to alternative therapies, such as Hypnotherapy, Breathwork and Reiki to support your emotional, personal, and professional growth. Our goal is to help you heal at the root to find and sustain the inner peace, happiness and success you desire.
Welome to Florida Personal Growth Center! We offer a New Dimension of Care, treating the Mind, Body and Soul. Our Licensed Health Professionals are highly skilled in a variety of traditional therapeutic techniques in addition to alternative therapies, such as Hypnotherapy, Breathwork and Reiki to support your emotional, personal, and professional growth. Our goal is to help you heal at the root to find and sustain the inner peace, happiness and success you desire.
(954) 715-4275 View (954) 715-4275
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Melina Quintar-Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
I work with individuals and couples helping them deal effectively with problems that arise through the course of their individual and family life cycle. These may include relationship problems, conflict among family members, challenges raising children, difficulties adjusting to different life stresses, anxiety and depression. I view psychotherapy as a process of exploration that leads to further understanding of oneself and others. Crises and life challenges offer opportunities for personal and relationship growth, as well as opportunities for making choices that lead to the improvement of the overall quality of our lives.
I work with individuals and couples helping them deal effectively with problems that arise through the course of their individual and family life cycle. These may include relationship problems, conflict among family members, challenges raising children, difficulties adjusting to different life stresses, anxiety and depression. I view psychotherapy as a process of exploration that leads to further understanding of oneself and others. Crises and life challenges offer opportunities for personal and relationship growth, as well as opportunities for making choices that lead to the improvement of the overall quality of our lives.
(954) 239-7867 View (954) 239-7867
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Bertha L Tavarez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
I take a strength-based approach to any work with a client and believe that everyone that is seeking therapy has already made a giant leap toward living a life filled with purpose. I work collaboratively with clients on achieving congruence between their desires and actions, and help them establish an undercurrent of worthiness based on their personal values. At the crux of my treatment approach, you will find a revealing of authenticity and a championing for resiliency.
I take a strength-based approach to any work with a client and believe that everyone that is seeking therapy has already made a giant leap toward living a life filled with purpose. I work collaboratively with clients on achieving congruence between their desires and actions, and help them establish an undercurrent of worthiness based on their personal values. At the crux of my treatment approach, you will find a revealing of authenticity and a championing for resiliency.
(954) 246-3459 View (954) 246-3459
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Genna Risucci Cincogrono
Counselor, LMHC, QS, NCC, MCAP, ICADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Are you struggling with addiction? Have you had a history of traumatic experiences that are causing you challenges in your present life? Do you have a personality style that makes it hard for you to relate to others? I work with adults, couples, and families, specializing in substance abuse and other addictions, trauma, and personality disorders. In addition, I work with clients who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, as well as transition and relationship issues. I have had a lot of success with helping clients maintain sobriety, process out traumatic instances, and learn to relate to the people in their lives.
Are you struggling with addiction? Have you had a history of traumatic experiences that are causing you challenges in your present life? Do you have a personality style that makes it hard for you to relate to others? I work with adults, couples, and families, specializing in substance abuse and other addictions, trauma, and personality disorders. In addition, I work with clients who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, as well as transition and relationship issues. I have had a lot of success with helping clients maintain sobriety, process out traumatic instances, and learn to relate to the people in their lives.
(561) 782-5631 View (561) 782-5631
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Beth H Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Dr Beth Hall has delivered exceptional individual, family and couples therapy for over thirty years. She has extensive training in Behavioral Medicine and Geriatrics and is committed to helping her patients reach their maximum mental and physical wellness. By developing a strong clinical rapport with her patients, Dr Hall is able to sensitively diagnose and develop an individually specified treatment plan to help each individual, couple or family reach their therapeutic goals. She also provides psychological and forensic evaluations for a variety of populations including presurgical candidates, disability and fitness for duty.
Dr Beth Hall has delivered exceptional individual, family and couples therapy for over thirty years. She has extensive training in Behavioral Medicine and Geriatrics and is committed to helping her patients reach their maximum mental and physical wellness. By developing a strong clinical rapport with her patients, Dr Hall is able to sensitively diagnose and develop an individually specified treatment plan to help each individual, couple or family reach their therapeutic goals. She also provides psychological and forensic evaluations for a variety of populations including presurgical candidates, disability and fitness for duty.
(754) 465-9004 View (754) 465-9004
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Paradox Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, QS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck? Have you made several attempts to make changes in your life, but find yourself back at square one? Paradox Counseling Services provides a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment where the main objective is to help you to let go of false truths that have contributed to you being stuck. My role is to actively listen, affirm, provide feedback, challenge, and promote change through a strength-based holistic approach. I have 20+ years of experience providing therapy. I work with children 7+, adolescents and adults. I am currently providing telehealth services to Florida residents.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck? Have you made several attempts to make changes in your life, but find yourself back at square one? Paradox Counseling Services provides a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment where the main objective is to help you to let go of false truths that have contributed to you being stuck. My role is to actively listen, affirm, provide feedback, challenge, and promote change through a strength-based holistic approach. I have 20+ years of experience providing therapy. I work with children 7+, adolescents and adults. I am currently providing telehealth services to Florida residents.
(754) 227-6773 View (754) 227-6773
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Cadija Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NPP-F, C-IMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
Holistic Mental Health Services works WITH clients to assist them in obtaining balance between their emotional health and actions. We strive to educate you through knowledge and skills on obtaining happiness and improving your quality of life. We work with all ages, and each of your professional partners is specialized in attending to your needs. Contact us for a FREE consultation! www.hmhscounseling.com/appointments
Holistic Mental Health Services works WITH clients to assist them in obtaining balance between their emotional health and actions. We strive to educate you through knowledge and skills on obtaining happiness and improving your quality of life. We work with all ages, and each of your professional partners is specialized in attending to your needs. Contact us for a FREE consultation! www.hmhscounseling.com/appointments
(786) 869-3803 View (786) 869-3803
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Felicia Chambers of Quiet Chambers Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Life is unpredictable, challenges are inevitable and obstacles are overcome with support and guidance. Whether your challenge stems from a personal, family, career, health or past trauma it impacts multiple behavioral responses and should not be processed alone. Contact us today to begin the process of navigating through the obstacles together focusing on your individualized needs in discovering your calm level of functioning with psychotherapy treatment.
Life is unpredictable, challenges are inevitable and obstacles are overcome with support and guidance. Whether your challenge stems from a personal, family, career, health or past trauma it impacts multiple behavioral responses and should not be processed alone. Contact us today to begin the process of navigating through the obstacles together focusing on your individualized needs in discovering your calm level of functioning with psychotherapy treatment.
(954) 799-4472 View (954) 799-4472
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Raina Edwards
Counselor, LMHC, CGFS
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
As the founder and CEO of Encompassing You Counseling my goal is to create an open and affirming space for Black bodies, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those creating healthy non-traditional relationships. If you are going through life and do not feel you have the sense of control you wanted, this is the time for us to connect. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma are common issues that can impact your day to day lives and relationships. If you want to know more about how to naviate these, or other issues, let's connect for a consultation and discuss further.
As the founder and CEO of Encompassing You Counseling my goal is to create an open and affirming space for Black bodies, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those creating healthy non-traditional relationships. If you are going through life and do not feel you have the sense of control you wanted, this is the time for us to connect. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma are common issues that can impact your day to day lives and relationships. If you want to know more about how to naviate these, or other issues, let's connect for a consultation and discuss further.
(786) 882-5047 View (786) 882-5047
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Maureen Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of past trauma or struggling to break free from the grip of addiction? Perhaps you've been battling with these challenges for some time now, wondering if there's truly a path towards healing and recovery. Know that you're not alone in this journey. As someone who deeply understands the complexities of these struggles, I'm here to walk alongside you with empathy and unwavering support.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of past trauma or struggling to break free from the grip of addiction? Perhaps you've been battling with these challenges for some time now, wondering if there's truly a path towards healing and recovery. Know that you're not alone in this journey. As someone who deeply understands the complexities of these struggles, I'm here to walk alongside you with empathy and unwavering support.
(561) 933-7721 View (561) 933-7721

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
86% Anxiety
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
64% Self Esteem
63% Grief
58% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lauderdale Manors, Fort Lauderdale?

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.