Therapists in Port Charlotte, FL

Photo of Cristina F Finnegan, Counselor in Port Charlotte, FL
Cristina F Finnegan
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
I offer Individual, Family, Couples and Group Counseling. I also accept many private insurances, as well as work on a sliding scale for all self-pay individuals. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and provide you with a safe and private environment during this time. We are approved through the Charlotte County Courts, probation, pre-trial services and Judges to help clients with court requirements for drug/alcohol testing or court mandated treatment. Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.
I offer Individual, Family, Couples and Group Counseling. I also accept many private insurances, as well as work on a sliding scale for all self-pay individuals. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and provide you with a safe and private environment during this time. We are approved through the Charlotte County Courts, probation, pre-trial services and Judges to help clients with court requirements for drug/alcohol testing or court mandated treatment. Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.
(941) 214-4953 View (941) 214-4953
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TGK Counseling Services LLC- Online Counseling
Counselor, LMHC-S, NCC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952  (Online Only)
Daily. You feel uneasy...you spend wakeful nights with racing thoughts. Either struggling to get to sleep or waking up early morning hours 1am, 2am, knowing, thats it. Im awake now. Tomorrow is going to be painful. Ill be tired all day, fuzzy brained and now with more anxiety because I might mess up. I wont be 100% and it will show. Ill get fired, they will hate me for not being better. I over apologize for insignificant things always with the nagging fear that I have to be the best or they wont like me, notice me, keep me around. I wont succeed, Ill fail and it will be my fault.
Daily. You feel uneasy...you spend wakeful nights with racing thoughts. Either struggling to get to sleep or waking up early morning hours 1am, 2am, knowing, thats it. Im awake now. Tomorrow is going to be painful. Ill be tired all day, fuzzy brained and now with more anxiety because I might mess up. I wont be 100% and it will show. Ill get fired, they will hate me for not being better. I over apologize for insignificant things always with the nagging fear that I have to be the best or they wont like me, notice me, keep me around. I wont succeed, Ill fail and it will be my fault.
(941) 757-8959 View (941) 757-8959
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Deborah Jean Leahy
Counselor, RN, MA, LMHC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
As a registered nurse and mental health counselor, I have a passion for helping hurting people. I believe in the triadic healing of body mind and spirit, and enjoy working with clients who are experiencing relationship challenges, spiritual struggles and emotional pain. I hold a Christian worldview, and therefore do not believe in judging others.
As a registered nurse and mental health counselor, I have a passion for helping hurting people. I believe in the triadic healing of body mind and spirit, and enjoy working with clients who are experiencing relationship challenges, spiritual struggles and emotional pain. I hold a Christian worldview, and therefore do not believe in judging others.
(941) 740-8829 View (941) 740-8829
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Meredith Wilber
Registered Mental Health Counselor Inter, MS, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern offering Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling. I believe my role is to help my clients explore and help reveal their potential within themselves.
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern offering Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling. I believe my role is to help my clients explore and help reveal their potential within themselves.
(941) 841-0681 View (941) 841-0681
Photo of Kerri Anne Morano, Counselor in Port Charlotte, FL
Kerri Anne Morano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
How would you describe your relationship with yourself? Whether it is because of painful and difficult moments or relationships, behaviors that feel like they are out of your control, traumas that you've experienced, over time you have probably recorded some tapes that you play in your head that keep you feeling stuck. I believe that every person has the ability to change these tapes and improve their relationships with themselves. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative resource to improve that relationship with yourself, create an awareness of your strengths, and help you develop the skills needed to fulfill your goals.
How would you describe your relationship with yourself? Whether it is because of painful and difficult moments or relationships, behaviors that feel like they are out of your control, traumas that you've experienced, over time you have probably recorded some tapes that you play in your head that keep you feeling stuck. I believe that every person has the ability to change these tapes and improve their relationships with themselves. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative resource to improve that relationship with yourself, create an awareness of your strengths, and help you develop the skills needed to fulfill your goals.
(727) 344-9369 View (727) 344-9369
Photo of Brenda Gonzalez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL
Brenda Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
I offer a comprehensive approach to help my clients cope with their stressors and then help them reach their full potential to live a better life. I am trained in rapid trauma resolution, relaxation techniques, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy. I have experience with all age groups, medical comorbidities, PTSD, family/marriage conflicts, grief and life transitions. I deliver therapy with a compassionate, caring and spiritual approach. I am a proud member of the National Association of Christian Counselors.
I offer a comprehensive approach to help my clients cope with their stressors and then help them reach their full potential to live a better life. I am trained in rapid trauma resolution, relaxation techniques, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy. I have experience with all age groups, medical comorbidities, PTSD, family/marriage conflicts, grief and life transitions. I deliver therapy with a compassionate, caring and spiritual approach. I am a proud member of the National Association of Christian Counselors.
(941) 203-1634 View (941) 203-1634
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Christina J Gonzalez
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952  (Online Only)
It can be hard to know where to start. Sometimes dealing with life can be too painful and it is easy to feel that you are all on your own. This is especially true when it comes to relationship issues or with emotional pain. How many times do you keep trying the same things and end up with the same results? You don't need to go it alone. I am a therapist who loves working with individuals, couples, and families in helping them create lives they love and extraordinary relationships. Please call or email me and we can discuss your unique situation!
It can be hard to know where to start. Sometimes dealing with life can be too painful and it is easy to feel that you are all on your own. This is especially true when it comes to relationship issues or with emotional pain. How many times do you keep trying the same things and end up with the same results? You don't need to go it alone. I am a therapist who loves working with individuals, couples, and families in helping them create lives they love and extraordinary relationships. Please call or email me and we can discuss your unique situation!
(941) 265-1753 View (941) 265-1753
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Southwest Florida Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Thank you for considering me for your mental health needs. I have helped children/adolescents with behavioral challenges, adults with mood, work, and parenting concerns, couples/families with communication issues, and elderly clients facing grief/loss. I have provided extensive assessment/consultation services to Florida's juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as academic testing for school-age children. One current area of interest is electronic overuse among children/adults. I understand the challenges facing youth raised in the digital age, and the work, family, and extracurricular demands on a parent's time.
Thank you for considering me for your mental health needs. I have helped children/adolescents with behavioral challenges, adults with mood, work, and parenting concerns, couples/families with communication issues, and elderly clients facing grief/loss. I have provided extensive assessment/consultation services to Florida's juvenile justice and child welfare systems, as well as academic testing for school-age children. One current area of interest is electronic overuse among children/adults. I understand the challenges facing youth raised in the digital age, and the work, family, and extracurricular demands on a parent's time.
(941) 254-2855 View (941) 254-2855
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James Fry
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
My ideal client is one who knows they are in need of help and are eager to take an active role in their own counseling. I encourage clients to journal, in session and after the session, to make their own record of issues covered, directions that emerged from the counseling session, to journal thoughts and feelings between sessions, and to list issues and questions to address in their next session. For counseling clients, my goal is to help them effectively and efficiently to resolve the issues that brought them into counseling. For coaching clients, my goal is to assist them to achieve excellence in the area of their choosing.
My ideal client is one who knows they are in need of help and are eager to take an active role in their own counseling. I encourage clients to journal, in session and after the session, to make their own record of issues covered, directions that emerged from the counseling session, to journal thoughts and feelings between sessions, and to list issues and questions to address in their next session. For counseling clients, my goal is to help them effectively and efficiently to resolve the issues that brought them into counseling. For coaching clients, my goal is to assist them to achieve excellence in the area of their choosing.
(941) 242-7138 View (941) 242-7138
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Laura Kohn
Counselor, LMHC, CHT
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
I like to step outside of the "What's wrong with you?" model of treatment and build upon and expand your current strengths and talents. For some of my clients, this involves helping them use their existing skills in different ways, and for others, it's about assisting them to recognize and claim their innate wisdom and strengths. I use a real-world approach to treatment and am a master at breaking down complex issues into bite-sized pieces that can easily be absorbed and integrated.
I like to step outside of the "What's wrong with you?" model of treatment and build upon and expand your current strengths and talents. For some of my clients, this involves helping them use their existing skills in different ways, and for others, it's about assisting them to recognize and claim their innate wisdom and strengths. I use a real-world approach to treatment and am a master at breaking down complex issues into bite-sized pieces that can easily be absorbed and integrated.
(954) 532-8539 View (954) 532-8539
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Charlotte Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33954  (Online Only)
I believe in compassion, collaboration, and a strengths based approach to healing and positive change. I have extensive experience in trauma focused therapies and have worked with Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, unexpected sudden life changes, Divorce, Adjustment, Interpersonal Communication, Pregnancy related issues, and other areas of struggle that get in the way of thriving. I am licensed in Florida and New Hampshire.
I believe in compassion, collaboration, and a strengths based approach to healing and positive change. I have extensive experience in trauma focused therapies and have worked with Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, unexpected sudden life changes, Divorce, Adjustment, Interpersonal Communication, Pregnancy related issues, and other areas of struggle that get in the way of thriving. I am licensed in Florida and New Hampshire.
(941) 222-2181 View (941) 222-2181
Photo of Tarra Farnham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Port Charlotte, FL
Tarra Farnham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Hello! I am a mental skills coach and mental health counselor licensed in NC & FL. My primary specialty generally includes two groups: (1) athletes & (2) people struggling with past trauma. My work with athletes centers around helping them perform their best at practice and competition. As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I understand how essential sport and exercise can be to us. When we’re not playing to our potential, we may notice that the other parts of our lives are also off center. My goal is to coach you through mental skills that compliment your physical training.
Hello! I am a mental skills coach and mental health counselor licensed in NC & FL. My primary specialty generally includes two groups: (1) athletes & (2) people struggling with past trauma. My work with athletes centers around helping them perform their best at practice and competition. As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I understand how essential sport and exercise can be to us. When we’re not playing to our potential, we may notice that the other parts of our lives are also off center. My goal is to coach you through mental skills that compliment your physical training.
(941) 213-8347 View (941) 213-8347
Photo of Dandelion Behavioral Health, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL
Dandelion Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
“Start each day with a grateful heart.” Seeing this quote each morning helps to create a healthy mindset for the day. Each day brings new trials and new adventures. By starting each day with a grateful heart for the positives in our lives, we can shape how the day will begin. Difficult times will present themselves when we do not expect them but learning effective ways to work through them is key. We all have things to be grateful for, making it a priority to acknowledge and appreciate them is most important.
“Start each day with a grateful heart.” Seeing this quote each morning helps to create a healthy mindset for the day. Each day brings new trials and new adventures. By starting each day with a grateful heart for the positives in our lives, we can shape how the day will begin. Difficult times will present themselves when we do not expect them but learning effective ways to work through them is key. We all have things to be grateful for, making it a priority to acknowledge and appreciate them is most important.
(941) 559-8354 View (941) 559-8354
Photo of Tasha Garcia, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Port Charlotte, FL
Tasha Garcia
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW , RCSWI
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals. I work with children, teens, adults, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and life stressors (such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change). I received my training from Florida State University, with advanced clinical training in addictions, group therapeutic settings, children & families, and crisis interventions.
I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to help them achieve their personal goals. I work with children, teens, adults, and families seeking relief from depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and life stressors (such as death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, career change). I received my training from Florida State University, with advanced clinical training in addictions, group therapeutic settings, children & families, and crisis interventions.
(239) 203-3172 View (239) 203-3172
Photo of Alicia A Uselmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL
Alicia A Uselmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
I use a collaborative approach, working with a client to identify thoughts and behaviors they can modify to live the life they want. I work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and other disorders. I use different modalities of treatment, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable environment to connect with someone who cares about them.
I use a collaborative approach, working with a client to identify thoughts and behaviors they can modify to live the life they want. I work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and other disorders. I use different modalities of treatment, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. My clients enjoy a safe, comfortable environment to connect with someone who cares about them.
(941) 229-1802 View (941) 229-1802
Photo of Dandelion Behavioral Health- Tamara Tridle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL
Dandelion Behavioral Health- Tamara Tridle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
At Dandelion Behavioral Health, we recognize that life comes with a variety of challenges! We are here to help when life becomes overwhelming and at times seems impossible. We provide individual, marriage, and family therapy. We see individuals of all ages and we meet you where you are in your journey. We understand the importance of building a positive therapeutic relationship based on trust. We will provide you with a safe space where you will feel understood in order to help you or your family heal and become the best version of yourselves. Let us guide you to a new beginning of happiness and fulfillment today.
At Dandelion Behavioral Health, we recognize that life comes with a variety of challenges! We are here to help when life becomes overwhelming and at times seems impossible. We provide individual, marriage, and family therapy. We see individuals of all ages and we meet you where you are in your journey. We understand the importance of building a positive therapeutic relationship based on trust. We will provide you with a safe space where you will feel understood in order to help you or your family heal and become the best version of yourselves. Let us guide you to a new beginning of happiness and fulfillment today.
(941) 999-3341 View (941) 999-3341
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Landry Therapy and Wellness
LMHC, LCSW
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Nicholas Landry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma. With over 15 years of experience, Nicholas has successfully helped individuals and families work through issues of grief and loss, managing daily life stressors, and assisting those who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual trauma. Nicholas has been working closely with the Veterans Affairs helping Veterans who have developed combat trauma as well as works with first responders in and out of active duty.
Nicholas Landry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma. With over 15 years of experience, Nicholas has successfully helped individuals and families work through issues of grief and loss, managing daily life stressors, and assisting those who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual trauma. Nicholas has been working closely with the Veterans Affairs helping Veterans who have developed combat trauma as well as works with first responders in and out of active duty.
(941) 421-5584 View (941) 421-5584
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Nicholas Landry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33953  (Online Only)
Nicholas Landry, owner and clinical director of Landry Therapy and Wellness, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. With over 15 years of experience, Nicholas has successfully helped individuals and families work through issues of grief and loss, managing daily life stressors, and assisting those who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual trauma. Nicholas has been working closely with the Veterans Affairs helping Veterans who have developed combat-related traumas as well as works with first responders in and out of active duty.
Nicholas Landry, owner and clinical director of Landry Therapy and Wellness, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. With over 15 years of experience, Nicholas has successfully helped individuals and families work through issues of grief and loss, managing daily life stressors, and assisting those who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual trauma. Nicholas has been working closely with the Veterans Affairs helping Veterans who have developed combat-related traumas as well as works with first responders in and out of active duty.
(754) 704-5117 View (754) 704-5117
Photo of Patricia McCoy Masters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Port Charlotte, FL
Patricia McCoy Masters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS, BCN
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Are you haunted by your past? Concerned about the close relationships in your life that don't seem to be working? Confused about why you can't seem to let go of self defeating behaviors when you have so much success in some areas of your life? I look forward to working with you to find solutions through using innovative techniques such as EMDR to help you tap into your own inner resources
Are you haunted by your past? Concerned about the close relationships in your life that don't seem to be working? Confused about why you can't seem to let go of self defeating behaviors when you have so much success in some areas of your life? I look forward to working with you to find solutions through using innovative techniques such as EMDR to help you tap into your own inner resources
(941) 214-4859 View (941) 214-4859
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Kelley Sgroi
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
If you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, struggling with anxiety, depression, trying to overcome past traumas and searching for the way to live a life filled with joy, then let’s do it! Aspire for greatness and transform your life through self empowerment! When you work with me, you will be met with compassion and empathy no matter what challenges you may be facing. I specialize in complex trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and couples therapy. For couples, I am Gottman Level 1,2 and 3 certified and certified as a Leader in the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. If building a stronger marriage is important, I can help.
If you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, struggling with anxiety, depression, trying to overcome past traumas and searching for the way to live a life filled with joy, then let’s do it! Aspire for greatness and transform your life through self empowerment! When you work with me, you will be met with compassion and empathy no matter what challenges you may be facing. I specialize in complex trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and couples therapy. For couples, I am Gottman Level 1,2 and 3 certified and certified as a Leader in the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. If building a stronger marriage is important, I can help.
(941) 214-7140 View (941) 214-7140

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Number of Therapists in Port Charlotte, FL

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Port Charlotte, FL who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
85% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Port Charlotte, FL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Port Charlotte?

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.