Therapists in Hillsborough County, FL

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Photo of Heather Pyle, Psychologist in Hillsborough County, FL
Heather Pyle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33606
Talking with a professional in an open, respectful atmosphere can help you gain insight and perspective about issues in your life that may seem overwhelming, depressing, or even hopeless. Sometimes these feelings are triggered by something unfortunate that has happened to you recently... such as the loss of a relationship, a crisis at work, a relocation, a traumatic experience, or the death of a loved one. Other times, the issues seem to be part of a bigger picture of unhappiness, anxiety, or failure that has been around for awhile leaving you frustrated and confused.
Talking with a professional in an open, respectful atmosphere can help you gain insight and perspective about issues in your life that may seem overwhelming, depressing, or even hopeless. Sometimes these feelings are triggered by something unfortunate that has happened to you recently... such as the loss of a relationship, a crisis at work, a relocation, a traumatic experience, or the death of a loved one. Other times, the issues seem to be part of a bigger picture of unhappiness, anxiety, or failure that has been around for awhile leaving you frustrated and confused.
(813) 857-9044 View (813) 857-9044
Photo of Gwendolyn Green, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Gwendolyn Green
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33647
Everyone is different and comes to therapy with their own story and their own idea about what they'd like to gain or what they want the process to feel like. Regardless of any experience the therapist has, the individuality of each person should be respected above all else. I enjoy learning about people, which leads to guiding people to learn about themselves. I am a listener and observer who strives to make sure the people in my care feel supported and validated. People who tend to find success working with me have an idea of goals they'd like to meet and want a safe space to share ideas, feelings, and thoughts.
Everyone is different and comes to therapy with their own story and their own idea about what they'd like to gain or what they want the process to feel like. Regardless of any experience the therapist has, the individuality of each person should be respected above all else. I enjoy learning about people, which leads to guiding people to learn about themselves. I am a listener and observer who strives to make sure the people in my care feel supported and validated. People who tend to find success working with me have an idea of goals they'd like to meet and want a safe space to share ideas, feelings, and thoughts.
(813) 602-7875 View (813) 602-7875
Photo of Cindy Lapidus, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Cindy Lapidus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33647
Hello! My name is Cindy Lapidus. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida with over 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I also work with clients seeking help to address anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation. As an Air Force veteran, I work with the armed forces to address the unique challenges that affect military members and their families.
Hello! My name is Cindy Lapidus. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida with over 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & career difficulties. I also work with clients seeking help to address anxiety, depression, and emotion regulation. As an Air Force veteran, I work with the armed forces to address the unique challenges that affect military members and their families.
(813) 212-3821 View (813) 212-3821
Photo of Amary Alcide, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Amary Alcide
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
Dr. Amary Alcide provides integrative emotional wellness support as well as mental health therapy to women & couples. She specializes in women's issues, stress/anxiety, pre-marital coaching, relationship issues, pregnancy, parenting, career development, trauma, family dynamics, and depression. Dr. Alcide focuses on the unique strengths of each individual as well as their family, social & environmental systems to develop a unique plan of action to meet client goals.
Dr. Amary Alcide provides integrative emotional wellness support as well as mental health therapy to women & couples. She specializes in women's issues, stress/anxiety, pre-marital coaching, relationship issues, pregnancy, parenting, career development, trauma, family dynamics, and depression. Dr. Alcide focuses on the unique strengths of each individual as well as their family, social & environmental systems to develop a unique plan of action to meet client goals.
(727) 353-8690 x1 View (727) 353-8690 x1
Photo of Jayme Chambers, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Jayme Chambers
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Valrico, FL 33596
I'm passionate about helping all of my clients feel better about themselves and their current life situations. Therapy can be really beneficial to help find out who you are and learn coping skills on how to deal with daily life. Sometimes it just helps to have someone you can talk with and feel supported by. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Integrative Therapy to help deal with anxiety, anger, depression, self-esteem, and life issues. I know it can be difficult, so I'm here to help! Please reach out to my website to schedule an appt with me or one of my other clinicians today!
I'm passionate about helping all of my clients feel better about themselves and their current life situations. Therapy can be really beneficial to help find out who you are and learn coping skills on how to deal with daily life. Sometimes it just helps to have someone you can talk with and feel supported by. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Integrative Therapy to help deal with anxiety, anger, depression, self-esteem, and life issues. I know it can be difficult, so I'm here to help! Please reach out to my website to schedule an appt with me or one of my other clinicians today!
(727) 295-2834 View (727) 295-2834
Photo of Abhimanyu Wolf, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Abhimanyu Wolf
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Do things from the past still haunt you? Have you experienced trauma? Does your inner critic get in the way of you feeling good about yourself? If you're struggling with these I can help you because I have a proven framework that helps you trust yourself, regain your power, and create a path for a brighter future. If you're wanting a plan that gives you structure, clarity, and focus to help you get unstuck and take action in your life, then let's take the next steps to get started! Set up your appointment today!
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Do things from the past still haunt you? Have you experienced trauma? Does your inner critic get in the way of you feeling good about yourself? If you're struggling with these I can help you because I have a proven framework that helps you trust yourself, regain your power, and create a path for a brighter future. If you're wanting a plan that gives you structure, clarity, and focus to help you get unstuck and take action in your life, then let's take the next steps to get started! Set up your appointment today!
(888) 380-2028 View (888) 380-2028
Photo of Lauren Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Lauren Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33614
My therapeutic approach is derived from a combination of cognitive-behavioral and systemic techniques. Each interaction is addressed in relation to habitual patterns that may have become stuck or conflictual, and a systemic therapist makes interventions to help the client (s) consciously make healthier choices to create more intimacy or functionality in these relationships. I have been in private practice for over 10 years, helping couples and individuals with their relationship conflicts and psychiatric challenges as well as their desires for improved communication and intimacy.
My therapeutic approach is derived from a combination of cognitive-behavioral and systemic techniques. Each interaction is addressed in relation to habitual patterns that may have become stuck or conflictual, and a systemic therapist makes interventions to help the client (s) consciously make healthier choices to create more intimacy or functionality in these relationships. I have been in private practice for over 10 years, helping couples and individuals with their relationship conflicts and psychiatric challenges as well as their desires for improved communication and intimacy.
(904) 977-6133 View (904) 977-6133
Photo of Love and Empathy Counseling, LLC, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Love and Empathy Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LMHC-QS, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33619  (Online Only)
Are you facing challenges with depression and anxiety in your daily life? If you experience a lack of motivation, frequent irritability, uncertainty, and feel misunderstood, you may be seeking a non-judgmental environment where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings. People dealing with depression and anxiety seek support, understanding, and the necessary tools to enhance their mental health and well-being.
Are you facing challenges with depression and anxiety in your daily life? If you experience a lack of motivation, frequent irritability, uncertainty, and feel misunderstood, you may be seeking a non-judgmental environment where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings. People dealing with depression and anxiety seek support, understanding, and the necessary tools to enhance their mental health and well-being.
(813) 536-4119 View (813) 536-4119
Photo of Timothy Weaver, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Timothy Weaver
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Riverview, FL 33579
Timothy Weaver earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Rutgers University, his Master's degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, and All But Dissertation towards his Doctorate in Education in Counseling Psychology & Guidance at Rutgers University. He is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Florida, and has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health.
Timothy Weaver earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Rutgers University, his Master's degree in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, and All But Dissertation towards his Doctorate in Education in Counseling Psychology & Guidance at Rutgers University. He is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Florida, and has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health.
(908) 345-2106 View (908) 345-2106
Photo of Naida Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Naida Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Valrico, FL 33596  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and licensed in five states, including Florida, California, Massachusetts, Utah, and Indiana. With 14 years of experience in the field of social work, I've gained valuable insights and skills to help clients facing various challenges. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with severe mental illnesses, acute and chronic medical conditions, and oncology.
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and licensed in five states, including Florida, California, Massachusetts, Utah, and Indiana. With 14 years of experience in the field of social work, I've gained valuable insights and skills to help clients facing various challenges. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with severe mental illnesses, acute and chronic medical conditions, and oncology.
(813) 790-5860 View (813) 790-5860
Photo of Suresh Lama Tamang, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Suresh Lama Tamang
Counselor, MA, CRC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Change can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. You are not alone. I provide a safe, warm and friendly environment for growth and healing. We will work together to identify and refine skills in overcoming obstacles and help you become the best person you can be. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, guilt and stress management. Our sessions can vary depending on your needs. I also specialize in providing Buddhist counseling.
Change can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. You are not alone. I provide a safe, warm and friendly environment for growth and healing. We will work together to identify and refine skills in overcoming obstacles and help you become the best person you can be. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, guilt and stress management. Our sessions can vary depending on your needs. I also specialize in providing Buddhist counseling.
(813) 212-0761 View (813) 212-0761
Photo of Aleta Edwards, Psychologist in Hillsborough County, FL
Aleta Edwards
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33624
Life can be painful, and people become depressed or anxious because they are too hard on themselves, feel they must be perfect, have a need to please others, or have suffered a loss. Life stress can make these issues feel even worse. Whether your poor self-esteem causes you anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, or feelings of failure I'll work with you with compassion to facilitate your healing and personal growth. Respect and dignity are extremely important to me, and that is how I treat people.
Life can be painful, and people become depressed or anxious because they are too hard on themselves, feel they must be perfect, have a need to please others, or have suffered a loss. Life stress can make these issues feel even worse. Whether your poor self-esteem causes you anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, or feelings of failure I'll work with you with compassion to facilitate your healing and personal growth. Respect and dignity are extremely important to me, and that is how I treat people.
(813) 993-0251 View (813) 993-0251
Photo of Heather Bering, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Heather Bering
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gibsonton, FL 33534  (Online Only)
Each client is unique and will have unique needs. I provide individualized therapy to help clients challenge negative beliefs and perceptions and be able to recognize, accept, process, and work through issues as well as learn coping skills to manage reactions and emotions. While we can’t change or forget difficult situations of the past, we can work together to get to the root cause of issues and will talk, collaborate, and brainstorm to help you be empowered, gain back control, and move forward in a healthy, positive manner. Therapy will be always be full of support, caring, and be completely safe and non-judgmental.
Each client is unique and will have unique needs. I provide individualized therapy to help clients challenge negative beliefs and perceptions and be able to recognize, accept, process, and work through issues as well as learn coping skills to manage reactions and emotions. While we can’t change or forget difficult situations of the past, we can work together to get to the root cause of issues and will talk, collaborate, and brainstorm to help you be empowered, gain back control, and move forward in a healthy, positive manner. Therapy will be always be full of support, caring, and be completely safe and non-judgmental.
(813) 922-3676 View (813) 922-3676
Photo of Serene Mind Counseling + Evaluations , Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Serene Mind Counseling + Evaluations
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33609
Helping Individuals, Couples + Families Feel Safe, Less Stress, Energized + Live their Best Life - Welcome to Serene Mind Counseling, where we are dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families thrive in their lives and relationships. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck, you've come to the right place. Our compassionate team of therapists and coaches in Tampa and Jacksonville is here to support you on your journey towards greater well-being, fulfillment, and happiness.
Helping Individuals, Couples + Families Feel Safe, Less Stress, Energized + Live their Best Life - Welcome to Serene Mind Counseling, where we are dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families thrive in their lives and relationships. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck, you've come to the right place. Our compassionate team of therapists and coaches in Tampa and Jacksonville is here to support you on your journey towards greater well-being, fulfillment, and happiness.
(813) 492-7956 View (813) 492-7956
Photo of Victor Rivera Sink, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Victor Rivera Sink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
You have the ability to feel better! That is the core principle of my therapeutic approach. My role is to help you maximize your potential and build the skills to improve on your experience. It takes courage to explore your own story, our discussions will be genuine and humanistic. I want you to find hope and lessen the burden that life's struggles often bring. I speak both, Spanish and English. I believe the foundation of counseling is empathy and positive client regard, and I will always work toward a positive outcome. Counseling is a safe space that is free of judgment, and it is the core of my approach with all clients.
You have the ability to feel better! That is the core principle of my therapeutic approach. My role is to help you maximize your potential and build the skills to improve on your experience. It takes courage to explore your own story, our discussions will be genuine and humanistic. I want you to find hope and lessen the burden that life's struggles often bring. I speak both, Spanish and English. I believe the foundation of counseling is empathy and positive client regard, and I will always work toward a positive outcome. Counseling is a safe space that is free of judgment, and it is the core of my approach with all clients.
(813) 519-6906 View (813) 519-6906
Photo of Kimberly L. Jefferson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Kimberly L. Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSHA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33613
Sometimes we find ourselves at a place where we need to start afresh. Each day presents an opportunity to be “reborn.” I will help you create a plan that is right for you and the journey you are on. Your life should reflect the dreams, visions, goals and aspirations you desire. I will help you work through and process life’s unexpected and unplanned challenges.
Sometimes we find ourselves at a place where we need to start afresh. Each day presents an opportunity to be “reborn.” I will help you create a plan that is right for you and the journey you are on. Your life should reflect the dreams, visions, goals and aspirations you desire. I will help you work through and process life’s unexpected and unplanned challenges.
(813) 710-4845 View (813) 710-4845
Photo of Andrew Carroll, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Andrew Carroll
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33602  (Online Only)
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-andrew-carroll-091123
To book with me click on ‘my website’ or go to URL: joinuplift.co/provider/therapy/florida-andrew-carroll-091123
(813) 906-0682 x1 View (813) 906-0682 x1
Photo of Sandra DeVoe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsborough County, FL
Sandra DeVoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverview, FL 33578  (Online Only)
I have been practicing therapy with adults, children, and families since 2011. I specialized in healing trauma especially with people who are neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic, TBI, and learning disabilities). I am gentle, kind, and nonjudgmental. I also specialize and have advanced knowledge, training, and resources in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum (Asperger Syndrome) and ADHD. I enjoy supporting both the individuals who are neurodivergent and their caregivers to build a stronger self-compassion, support systems, and knowledge base.
I have been practicing therapy with adults, children, and families since 2011. I specialized in healing trauma especially with people who are neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, Dyslexic, TBI, and learning disabilities). I am gentle, kind, and nonjudgmental. I also specialize and have advanced knowledge, training, and resources in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum (Asperger Syndrome) and ADHD. I enjoy supporting both the individuals who are neurodivergent and their caregivers to build a stronger self-compassion, support systems, and knowledge base.
(321) 529-1174 View (321) 529-1174
Photo of Jenna Calton, Psychologist in Hillsborough County, FL
Jenna Calton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33614
Dr. Jenna Calton is currently accepting new clients. She specializes in providing cognitive behavioral therapy to kids and teens with mood and behavior problems, with specific expertise in working with very young children (9 months and up) and their parents to improve attachment and behavior, as well as providing trauma-focused treatments to youth. The treatments she uses are all evidence-based and time-limited, offering clients peace of mind knowing that research has shown the treatment can work. Dr. Calton provides in-person and telehealth services in FL, as well as telehealth services in DC, MD, and VA.
Dr. Jenna Calton is currently accepting new clients. She specializes in providing cognitive behavioral therapy to kids and teens with mood and behavior problems, with specific expertise in working with very young children (9 months and up) and their parents to improve attachment and behavior, as well as providing trauma-focused treatments to youth. The treatments she uses are all evidence-based and time-limited, offering clients peace of mind knowing that research has shown the treatment can work. Dr. Calton provides in-person and telehealth services in FL, as well as telehealth services in DC, MD, and VA.
(813) 212-3237 View (813) 212-3237
Photo of Maureen Murphy-Lee, Counselor in Hillsborough County, FL
Maureen Murphy-Lee
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33601  (Online Only)
Are you a parent looking and searching for answers? Are you and your family struggling, and it seems that no matter what you do, it isn’t enough? Facing these concerns can not only be stressful and overwhelming, but also lonely and at times, hopeless. It is my passion and calling to work with children and adolescents from ages 0-14, in addition to providing support to their families. As I work with you, we will focus together on overcoming the struggles and obstacles that you and your child are experiencing. In therapy, connection and trust are key when working together.
Are you a parent looking and searching for answers? Are you and your family struggling, and it seems that no matter what you do, it isn’t enough? Facing these concerns can not only be stressful and overwhelming, but also lonely and at times, hopeless. It is my passion and calling to work with children and adolescents from ages 0-14, in addition to providing support to their families. As I work with you, we will focus together on overcoming the struggles and obstacles that you and your child are experiencing. In therapy, connection and trust are key when working together.
(727) 756-1836 View (727) 756-1836

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Number of Therapists in Hillsborough County, FL

2,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Hillsborough County, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hillsborough County, FL see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsborough County?

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.