Therapists in Key West, FL

Photo of Rebecca C Johnson, RCSWI, Pre-Licensed Professional
Rebecca C Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
Hello! Welcome to my corner of the universe. I'm so glad you're here. Therapy can be scary and the first step to getting here is the hardest. My name is Rebecca. I am a registered clinical social work intern in Florida and am a licensed master of social work in Nevada. I have a masters in social work from Louisiana State University, and a bachelor’s in sociology from California State University and have been working in the social work field since 2018. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, using mediums such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
Hello! Welcome to my corner of the universe. I'm so glad you're here. Therapy can be scary and the first step to getting here is the hardest. My name is Rebecca. I am a registered clinical social work intern in Florida and am a licensed master of social work in Nevada. I have a masters in social work from Louisiana State University, and a bachelor’s in sociology from California State University and have been working in the social work field since 2018. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, using mediums such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
(305) 699-2613 View (305) 699-2613
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Stephanie Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
My name is Stephanie Vega, and I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in New York until I reached high school, where I continued my schooling in Florida. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship problems, I'm here to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. I want to empower my clients to gain new insights, develop effective coping strategies, and ultimately find their way toward a brighter future.
My name is Stephanie Vega, and I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in New York until I reached high school, where I continued my schooling in Florida. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship problems, I'm here to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. I want to empower my clients to gain new insights, develop effective coping strategies, and ultimately find their way toward a brighter future.
(305) 363-1794 View (305) 363-1794
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Melvyn Paul Heyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
I work with career-oriented adults to resolve anxieties and depression, relationship issues, stress and help parents with challenging adolescents and children. Too much responsibility and stress at home, school or workplace often leads to strained relationships, isolation, loss of motivation or debilitating fears. I help people and families affected by anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior challenges, defiance and anger, divorce or trauma. I've worked with children, teens and young adults with emotional disturbances, behavior problems, substance abuse, self-harm, or personality development issues, and helped couples reconnect.
I work with career-oriented adults to resolve anxieties and depression, relationship issues, stress and help parents with challenging adolescents and children. Too much responsibility and stress at home, school or workplace often leads to strained relationships, isolation, loss of motivation or debilitating fears. I help people and families affected by anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior challenges, defiance and anger, divorce or trauma. I've worked with children, teens and young adults with emotional disturbances, behavior problems, substance abuse, self-harm, or personality development issues, and helped couples reconnect.
(301) 701-2308 View (301) 701-2308
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Lynda Ruth Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Are you ready to start your journey? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 10 years experience working with children, youths and adults. My approach is person- centered, positive and holistic. My areas of experience include; anger management, substance abuse, relationship issues and anxiety.
Are you ready to start your journey? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 10 years experience working with children, youths and adults. My approach is person- centered, positive and holistic. My areas of experience include; anger management, substance abuse, relationship issues and anxiety.
(305) 741-6904 View (305) 741-6904
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Amy Gertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
Life is full of change and transition. Just when you think you have found some balance or are "surviving", another stressor pops up and you might feel as though you just can't deal with one more thing on your plate. Although many stressful situations are viewed as "positives", such as employment, romantic relationships, blending of families, parenting children and teens, or navigating life after a new baby, they all come with emotions, and the need for intentional communication. Let me offer you my unbiased support and expertise as you move towards your goals.
Life is full of change and transition. Just when you think you have found some balance or are "surviving", another stressor pops up and you might feel as though you just can't deal with one more thing on your plate. Although many stressful situations are viewed as "positives", such as employment, romantic relationships, blending of families, parenting children and teens, or navigating life after a new baby, they all come with emotions, and the need for intentional communication. Let me offer you my unbiased support and expertise as you move towards your goals.
(305) 676-7204 View (305) 676-7204
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Yaiza Sánchez
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
As a mental health therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential, and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a mental health therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential, and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(786) 460-3786 View (786) 460-3786
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Thomas Masat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
Many patients come to my practice seeking relief from self-defeating attitudes, behaviors, and patterns. I provide tools to create positive change, relieve suffering, and build relationships. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I run groups which offer a dynamic process to identify and resolve ways of relating which interfere with your goals.
Many patients come to my practice seeking relief from self-defeating attitudes, behaviors, and patterns. I provide tools to create positive change, relieve suffering, and build relationships. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I run groups which offer a dynamic process to identify and resolve ways of relating which interfere with your goals.
(415) 547-0301 View (415) 547-0301
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Colleen Sullivan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
Not accepting new clients
In my practice I serve individuals, couples, children and families with over 10 years experience providing services in community mental health, inpatient, military and private practice settings. I serve clients of all ages with issues of anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, addiction/SA, relationship/family counseling, trauma and PTSD. In my practice I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Holistic Integrative Therapy. As an experienced child therapist I also work with clients ranging from infancy to teen years utilizing Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy.
In my practice I serve individuals, couples, children and families with over 10 years experience providing services in community mental health, inpatient, military and private practice settings. I serve clients of all ages with issues of anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, addiction/SA, relationship/family counseling, trauma and PTSD. In my practice I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Holistic Integrative Therapy. As an experienced child therapist I also work with clients ranging from infancy to teen years utilizing Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy.
(786) 837-0596 View (786) 837-0596
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Jill K Diamond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
Whether it be changing your life circumstances, resolving relationship conflict or healing emotional-psychological distress, I offer a compassionate therapeutic relationship where healing and lasting solutions can be achieved. With my clinical experience of 30+ years, we will collaborate to support you in realizing the life you envision for yourself.
Whether it be changing your life circumstances, resolving relationship conflict or healing emotional-psychological distress, I offer a compassionate therapeutic relationship where healing and lasting solutions can be achieved. With my clinical experience of 30+ years, we will collaborate to support you in realizing the life you envision for yourself.
(203) 689-7806 View (203) 689-7806
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William Natale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Scott Natale, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. I am happy you are considering a more satisfying way of life. Believe me, it is my pleasure to help you do that.
Hi. My name is Scott Natale, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006. I am happy you are considering a more satisfying way of life. Believe me, it is my pleasure to help you do that.
(305) 846-7933 View (305) 846-7933
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Caron Helfner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
Ms. Helfner is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her BSW from Florida International University. She received her Master’s in clinical social work at Barry University. She went on to complete an MS in Family therapy working towards her PH. D at Nova University. She completed an additional certification as a Master certified Addictions Professional (MCAP) as well as a Clinical fellow in marriage and family therapy. She has over 30 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, couples, teens, LGBTQ, and families. She specializes in Co-occurring disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and addiction.
Ms. Helfner is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her BSW from Florida International University. She received her Master’s in clinical social work at Barry University. She went on to complete an MS in Family therapy working towards her PH. D at Nova University. She completed an additional certification as a Master certified Addictions Professional (MCAP) as well as a Clinical fellow in marriage and family therapy. She has over 30 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, couples, teens, LGBTQ, and families. She specializes in Co-occurring disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and addiction.
(305) 487-8406 View (305) 487-8406
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Sage Bierster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Sage, and yes it’s my real name! Many clients start therapy because they are seeking change, struggling with areas in their lives such as relationships and work, or simply need support and a space to be heard. My main focus is about helping you explore the relationship between acceptance and change in your own life or relationship within the safe context of therapy. We will work together to address your needs and reach your goals, but also talk about the bigger picture, or just vent if that’s what you need that day. I like to think of therapy as a choose-your-own-adventure experience that is driven by the client.
Hi there, I’m Sage, and yes it’s my real name! Many clients start therapy because they are seeking change, struggling with areas in their lives such as relationships and work, or simply need support and a space to be heard. My main focus is about helping you explore the relationship between acceptance and change in your own life or relationship within the safe context of therapy. We will work together to address your needs and reach your goals, but also talk about the bigger picture, or just vent if that’s what you need that day. I like to think of therapy as a choose-your-own-adventure experience that is driven by the client.
(305) 602-4831 View (305) 602-4831
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Armenta Acevedo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Experiencing personal transformations can bring both liberation and joy, but they can also cause upheaval and stress. Every day, we go through a series of small revolutions, realizations, adjustments, and changes that expand and contract our beings. As a mental health practitioner, my goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where individuals can release, process, unpack, and unwind. Essentially, it's a space to breathe. It's crucial to learn to show yourself kindness and compassion, even if you struggle with feeling deserving of it. You truly deserve the best life has in store for you. Today is the day to embrace it!
Experiencing personal transformations can bring both liberation and joy, but they can also cause upheaval and stress. Every day, we go through a series of small revolutions, realizations, adjustments, and changes that expand and contract our beings. As a mental health practitioner, my goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where individuals can release, process, unpack, and unwind. Essentially, it's a space to breathe. It's crucial to learn to show yourself kindness and compassion, even if you struggle with feeling deserving of it. You truly deserve the best life has in store for you. Today is the day to embrace it!
(305) 614-3450 View (305) 614-3450
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Dr. Caroline T. Beatty
Counselor, DMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious with the events in your life? Perhaps, you often feel alone in the company of other people. Or continually find yourself making attempts? Or work on your relationship, yet nothing seems to change? Do you want to build lasting relationships with the people around you? Perhaps you need support as you make a major life transition. As your therapist, we can explore your past; your past holds precious keys to who you are today, and finding those keys can open new doors to show up in relationships differently and not allow the past to dictate your current relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious with the events in your life? Perhaps, you often feel alone in the company of other people. Or continually find yourself making attempts? Or work on your relationship, yet nothing seems to change? Do you want to build lasting relationships with the people around you? Perhaps you need support as you make a major life transition. As your therapist, we can explore your past; your past holds precious keys to who you are today, and finding those keys can open new doors to show up in relationships differently and not allow the past to dictate your current relationships.
(754) 203-3792 View (754) 203-3792
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Laura Pigott
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and navigating a transition in your life? In our initial session, we will collaborate on a plan that will support your success in meeting your goals and overcoming challenges. I am a passionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I incorporate many treatment modalities in therapy to provide a unique treatment plan for each individual including EMDR, CBT, DBT and Person Centered approaches. EMDR is a highly effective treatment modality used to address symptoms associated with trauma. I look forward to connecting with you to begin your journey of growth.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and navigating a transition in your life? In our initial session, we will collaborate on a plan that will support your success in meeting your goals and overcoming challenges. I am a passionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I incorporate many treatment modalities in therapy to provide a unique treatment plan for each individual including EMDR, CBT, DBT and Person Centered approaches. EMDR is a highly effective treatment modality used to address symptoms associated with trauma. I look forward to connecting with you to begin your journey of growth.
(772) 934-9492 View (772) 934-9492
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Sean O'Connor Psychedelic Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself overcome with feelings of hopelessness or worry, struggling with meaningful connections despite your best efforts? If you are stuck in your healing journey and are curious about Psychedelic Assisted therapy, I’d love to help. Our work together will incorporate both traditional and non-traditional therapy into your use of psychedelics, helping you to feel whole again. We will help you find relief from the inner turmoil that overwhelms you by identifying unhealthy patterns, navigating difficult emotions, and guiding you toward a renewed, heightened sense of self-love and a feeling of gratitude towards life.
Do you find yourself overcome with feelings of hopelessness or worry, struggling with meaningful connections despite your best efforts? If you are stuck in your healing journey and are curious about Psychedelic Assisted therapy, I’d love to help. Our work together will incorporate both traditional and non-traditional therapy into your use of psychedelics, helping you to feel whole again. We will help you find relief from the inner turmoil that overwhelms you by identifying unhealthy patterns, navigating difficult emotions, and guiding you toward a renewed, heightened sense of self-love and a feeling of gratitude towards life.
(321) 450-3538 View (321) 450-3538
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Becky Kavoussi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am an experienced psychodynamic therapist specializing in addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders. I have worked extensively with all walks of life in highly acute outpatient settings as well as in private practice. I provide a collaborative, trauma informed space where you will receive the freedom and support needed to build self-confidence and a better understanding of your feelings, behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Discovering how we relate to the world is a journey of self-reflection, examination and realization. I am here to help guide you through that journey.
Welcome! I am an experienced psychodynamic therapist specializing in addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders. I have worked extensively with all walks of life in highly acute outpatient settings as well as in private practice. I provide a collaborative, trauma informed space where you will receive the freedom and support needed to build self-confidence and a better understanding of your feelings, behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Discovering how we relate to the world is a journey of self-reflection, examination and realization. I am here to help guide you through that journey.
(646) 693-9190 View (646) 693-9190
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Peaks and Valleys Counseling Services 2, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, FSCSWI, RCSWI, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Key West, FL 33040  (Online Only)
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We are licensed clinical social workers assisting clients of ages 13 years old to seniors of all ages. We work with clients from a strength perspective, encouraging curiosity to increase self awareness to unlock the why we are the way we are. We meet clients where they are, offering empowerment and support. Now offering EVENING and Saturday appointments!
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We are licensed clinical social workers assisting clients of ages 13 years old to seniors of all ages. We work with clients from a strength perspective, encouraging curiosity to increase self awareness to unlock the why we are the way we are. We meet clients where they are, offering empowerment and support. Now offering EVENING and Saturday appointments!
(727) 746-5785 View (727) 746-5785
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Carla Fuquay
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CHC
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33041  (Online Only)
I received my training in Los Angeles. My experience has included depression and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues and divorce, life stressors, and weight loss. I treat individuals and couples, using a variety of treatment modalities that are individualized to meet the needs of each person.
I received my training in Los Angeles. My experience has included depression and anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues and divorce, life stressors, and weight loss. I treat individuals and couples, using a variety of treatment modalities that are individualized to meet the needs of each person.
(305) 680-1949 View (305) 680-1949
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Tracy A. Rodriguez-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MCAP, CST, CHT
Verified Verified
Key West, FL 33040
You are that women who everyone looks to because you "have it all together". You talk the talk, do all the things that are expected of you but you still find your self with that stinking thinking. You show up but the shit is surfacing even with the mask on. That little voice inside keeps telling you "I'm not good enough" "I don't deserve it", "I am not worthy". The messages you received growing up and even now from family, society and institutions are still there making you play small in your life, love and work. You are meant to be a force to be reckoned with Sis! The time has come to truly show up for yourself!
You are that women who everyone looks to because you "have it all together". You talk the talk, do all the things that are expected of you but you still find your self with that stinking thinking. You show up but the shit is surfacing even with the mask on. That little voice inside keeps telling you "I'm not good enough" "I don't deserve it", "I am not worthy". The messages you received growing up and even now from family, society and institutions are still there making you play small in your life, love and work. You are meant to be a force to be reckoned with Sis! The time has come to truly show up for yourself!
(305) 680-3431 View (305) 680-3431

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Number of Therapists in Key West, FL

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Key West, FL who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
60% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
62% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Key West, FL see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Key West?

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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.