Therapists in Canton, GA

Photo of Emily Forte, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Forte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
My name is Emily, and I'm a Licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience working with families and individuals. I focus on issues such as anxiety, grief, life transitions, depression, and aging. I utilize a variety of modalities based on the best fit for the individual, including CBT, DBT, Strength Based, Positive Psychology, Family Systems, and Grief work. I believe my role is to provide a safe space for you to openly process your truth, and provide my guidance and structure as needed.
My name is Emily, and I'm a Licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience working with families and individuals. I focus on issues such as anxiety, grief, life transitions, depression, and aging. I utilize a variety of modalities based on the best fit for the individual, including CBT, DBT, Strength Based, Positive Psychology, Family Systems, and Grief work. I believe my role is to provide a safe space for you to openly process your truth, and provide my guidance and structure as needed.
(678) 256-3528 View (678) 256-3528
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Canton Counseling- Erin Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
Life is consistently challenging all of us in a variety of ways. Whether the difficulties involve a major loss or transition, or conflicts with spouses, partners, children or work, everyone occasionally needs help to sort through our experiences and ensure we progress down a healthy path. I believe that all of us are individuals with our own distinct, and sometimes complex, circumstances. I pride myself in creating a supportive, nonjudgmental space that allows clients to freely, and confidentially explore their struggles.
Life is consistently challenging all of us in a variety of ways. Whether the difficulties involve a major loss or transition, or conflicts with spouses, partners, children or work, everyone occasionally needs help to sort through our experiences and ensure we progress down a healthy path. I believe that all of us are individuals with our own distinct, and sometimes complex, circumstances. I pride myself in creating a supportive, nonjudgmental space that allows clients to freely, and confidentially explore their struggles.
(678) 804-4359 View (678) 804-4359
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Marsha R Mudrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, English, Spanish
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
Are you overthinking, being self-critical, negatively comparing yourself to others, & feeling that you’re not good enough? Are you going through a transition in life &/or wanting to heal from relational &/or generational trauma? I help clients manage their critical thoughts & feelings, unlearn harmful beliefs, break unhealthy patterns, & adopt healthier ways to cope & relate to others. I provide you with a safe & supportive place free of judgment to explore, heal, & liberate yourself of the challenges you may be facing. In addition, I tailor my work to your unique needs.
Are you overthinking, being self-critical, negatively comparing yourself to others, & feeling that you’re not good enough? Are you going through a transition in life &/or wanting to heal from relational &/or generational trauma? I help clients manage their critical thoughts & feelings, unlearn harmful beliefs, break unhealthy patterns, & adopt healthier ways to cope & relate to others. I provide you with a safe & supportive place free of judgment to explore, heal, & liberate yourself of the challenges you may be facing. In addition, I tailor my work to your unique needs.
(762) 583-8077 View (762) 583-8077
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Tiana Britton
Associate Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
Welcome to a sanctuary where empathy becomes transformation, the genesis of your healing journey. Here, I offer a haven for exploration, allowing you to delve into the core of your being, unraveling the 'why' behind your actions. As your guide, I specialize in accompanying those navigating the intricate realms of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image concerns, and struggles with self-concept and self-efficacy. In our therapeutic space, I extend deep empathy and an authentic commitment to comprehend your unique experiences, honoring the entirety of who you are including unveiling your intrinsic worth.
Welcome to a sanctuary where empathy becomes transformation, the genesis of your healing journey. Here, I offer a haven for exploration, allowing you to delve into the core of your being, unraveling the 'why' behind your actions. As your guide, I specialize in accompanying those navigating the intricate realms of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image concerns, and struggles with self-concept and self-efficacy. In our therapeutic space, I extend deep empathy and an authentic commitment to comprehend your unique experiences, honoring the entirety of who you are including unveiling your intrinsic worth.
(678) 293-9284 View (678) 293-9284
Photo of Kelsey Scott, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelsey Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114
Hi, I’m so happy that you're here! Searching for a therapist and starting therapy can be so daunting. I am so proud of you for taking that first step! From the start of our journey together, I will be cheering you on. When you can’t find your hope, I’ll hold it for you. When we’re together, regardless if we are in the office or on Telehealth - this is a judgement free zone. You are in a safe space with me and there is no failing in our time together. We will focus on your strengths and use those to build a foundation for your challenges.
Hi, I’m so happy that you're here! Searching for a therapist and starting therapy can be so daunting. I am so proud of you for taking that first step! From the start of our journey together, I will be cheering you on. When you can’t find your hope, I’ll hold it for you. When we’re together, regardless if we are in the office or on Telehealth - this is a judgement free zone. You are in a safe space with me and there is no failing in our time together. We will focus on your strengths and use those to build a foundation for your challenges.
(770) 525-9379 View (770) 525-9379
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Heather Fass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in your life or do you see your child struggling in theirs? Do you keep trying to find new ways to navigate your life or relationships but find yourself repeating the same cycles and struggling to move forward? If you are looking to make personal changes or think your teen could benefit from some therapeutic support, I'd like to be there to help with that process. Change isn't easy and sometimes people need someone that is outside of their daily world to share thoughts, feelings and problems with in order to gain insight about themselves and help them reach their goals. I'd like to be that person for you.
Do you feel stuck in your life or do you see your child struggling in theirs? Do you keep trying to find new ways to navigate your life or relationships but find yourself repeating the same cycles and struggling to move forward? If you are looking to make personal changes or think your teen could benefit from some therapeutic support, I'd like to be there to help with that process. Change isn't easy and sometimes people need someone that is outside of their daily world to share thoughts, feelings and problems with in order to gain insight about themselves and help them reach their goals. I'd like to be that person for you.
(404) 981-7534 View (404) 981-7534
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Laura Wagar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114
Laura has been in the mental health field for 10 years. Starting off in crisis stabilization and moving into primary substance abuse programs has allowed her to work with a wide range of diagnoses and has given her a deeper understanding of the person as a whole being. She is able to work with clients who struggle with substance abuse diagnoses, personality disorder diagnoses, anxiety, depression, trauma and everything in between. Laura is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Laura has been in the mental health field for 10 years. Starting off in crisis stabilization and moving into primary substance abuse programs has allowed her to work with a wide range of diagnoses and has given her a deeper understanding of the person as a whole being. She is able to work with clients who struggle with substance abuse diagnoses, personality disorder diagnoses, anxiety, depression, trauma and everything in between. Laura is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy.
(470) 664-5338 View (470) 664-5338
Photo of Kayla Purvis, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kayla Purvis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Kayla! I've been in social work for over 17 years now and I am excited at the opportunity to meet and work with you. In therapy, we focus on whatever is important to you. Relationships, goals, symptoms, stress, you name it!
Hi! I'm Kayla! I've been in social work for over 17 years now and I am excited at the opportunity to meet and work with you. In therapy, we focus on whatever is important to you. Relationships, goals, symptoms, stress, you name it!
(470) 250-2700 View (470) 250-2700
Photo of Sera Turgut, MEd, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sera Turgut
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30115  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach is to provide holistic care that focuses on three components of good health—the mind, body, and spirit. Instead of only addressing symptoms and teaching clients how to tolerate and manage illness, my purpose is to promote healing by treating the root causes. Through education, skills, connection, and lifestyle changes, I believe people can reclaim their health and regain control over their own wellbeing, and my goal is for you to leave therapy feeling self-empowered and resilient.
My approach is to provide holistic care that focuses on three components of good health—the mind, body, and spirit. Instead of only addressing symptoms and teaching clients how to tolerate and manage illness, my purpose is to promote healing by treating the root causes. Through education, skills, connection, and lifestyle changes, I believe people can reclaim their health and regain control over their own wellbeing, and my goal is for you to leave therapy feeling self-empowered and resilient.
(470) 380-7630 View (470) 380-7630
Photo of Suzannah L Hutchins, MA, LPC, NCC, Counselor
Suzannah L Hutchins
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
Helping couples and individuals grow stronger and more resilient to overcome life challenges, and to enjoy greater self awareness and a positive self image is at the heart of my work with clients. I have been married for 32 years and have both biological and adopted children, with various special needs, who have provided me with a wealth of life experience and a desire to see other families thrive personally and in relationship with each other. I have worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships. Having someone to walk with during the difficult chapters in life can make all the difference.
Helping couples and individuals grow stronger and more resilient to overcome life challenges, and to enjoy greater self awareness and a positive self image is at the heart of my work with clients. I have been married for 32 years and have both biological and adopted children, with various special needs, who have provided me with a wealth of life experience and a desire to see other families thrive personally and in relationship with each other. I have worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships. Having someone to walk with during the difficult chapters in life can make all the difference.
(540) 503-4527 View (540) 503-4527
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Christina Tzortzinakis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114
I am a clinical mental health counselor working in a private practice in Canton. I believe that it takes great strength to reach out and make that first step to seek out guidance and support. I approach counseling as a journey, which requires understanding, empathy, and a nonjudgmental stance. I aim to shape my treatment style around your specific needs. I believe that everyone has potential to grow and heal and that many of us have difficulty in reaching that potential without a little guidance, support, and encouragement.
I am a clinical mental health counselor working in a private practice in Canton. I believe that it takes great strength to reach out and make that first step to seek out guidance and support. I approach counseling as a journey, which requires understanding, empathy, and a nonjudgmental stance. I aim to shape my treatment style around your specific needs. I believe that everyone has potential to grow and heal and that many of us have difficulty in reaching that potential without a little guidance, support, and encouragement.
(770) 467-3778 View (770) 467-3778
Photo of Angela Dixon, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Angela Dixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship or a loss of a sense of self that affects how you function? Do you feel sad, exhausted or overwhelmed by how you are feeling? I believe that you can overcome your feelings and circumstances: it should not be so hard to live better, there is hope.
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship or a loss of a sense of self that affects how you function? Do you feel sad, exhausted or overwhelmed by how you are feeling? I believe that you can overcome your feelings and circumstances: it should not be so hard to live better, there is hope.
(770) 562-7132 View (770) 562-7132
Photo of Alison Leon, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Alison Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who enjoys working with families of teenagers. I also work with individuals and greatly appreciate the opportunity to help others. Before becoming a therapist, I was an educator for 11 years and specialized in prenatal through age 5. I typically work with teenagers and anxiety. I also provide group, couples, and family counseling. Although I do not have any specialization certificates, I like to work with grief and trauma (mostly sexual trauma).
(470) 280-9660 View (470) 280-9660
Photo of Shannon Weist, LCSW, PMH-C, IMH-E, EdS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shannon Weist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, IMH-E, EdS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114  (Online Only)
At Maternally Mindful Counseling, we offer a custom approach for each of our clients! We start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. Helping people live a better life is our passion. It might mean learning to set boundaries, working through a loss, or life transition or helping you change a pattern of behavior that is keeping you stuck. We specialize in all things women's mental health and see women in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida via telehealth! www.maternallymindful.org
At Maternally Mindful Counseling, we offer a custom approach for each of our clients! We start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. Helping people live a better life is our passion. It might mean learning to set boundaries, working through a loss, or life transition or helping you change a pattern of behavior that is keeping you stuck. We specialize in all things women's mental health and see women in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida via telehealth! www.maternallymindful.org
(470) 837-3105 View (470) 837-3105
Photo of Shae Chisman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Shae Chisman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114
Finding an inclusive, affirming, and radical therapist in the South can be disheartening. I am here to help marginalized/minority people and their relations to navigate the challenges our society places on them. As a mixed-Indigenous, queer, cisgender woman, I welcome adult clients who are exploring their multi-layered identity, navigating difficult family/community dynamics, searching for chosen family, and healing from past/current trauma. I warmly invite neurodiverse folks who want to empower themselves and learn more about their inherent strengths. I am kink and poly/nonmonogamy affirming too! All are welcome here.
Finding an inclusive, affirming, and radical therapist in the South can be disheartening. I am here to help marginalized/minority people and their relations to navigate the challenges our society places on them. As a mixed-Indigenous, queer, cisgender woman, I welcome adult clients who are exploring their multi-layered identity, navigating difficult family/community dynamics, searching for chosen family, and healing from past/current trauma. I warmly invite neurodiverse folks who want to empower themselves and learn more about their inherent strengths. I am kink and poly/nonmonogamy affirming too! All are welcome here.
(404) 476-7064 View (404) 476-7064
Photo of Jennie-Lynn S. Saccoccia - Canton Counseling-- Jennie-Lynn Saccoccia, MS, NCC, LAPC, Counselor
Canton Counseling-- Jennie-Lynn Saccoccia
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
Mental health struggles, counseling, and therapeutic relationship can be intimidating phrases. Whether you want a mental health check in, feel stuck in place, help with difficult transitions, or beginning a new exploration in your life, I would take the next steps alongside you.
Mental health struggles, counseling, and therapeutic relationship can be intimidating phrases. Whether you want a mental health check in, feel stuck in place, help with difficult transitions, or beginning a new exploration in your life, I would take the next steps alongside you.
(470) 458-3079 View (470) 458-3079
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Goshen Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114
At Goshen Therapeutic Services, we believe that there is hope for all who are in need of mental health support. We exist to strengthen and restore individuals and families, through comprehensive therapeutic services. Goshen has become well known for creating positive outcomes for foster youth, and now moving forward, we want to have this same impact in creating better environments for everyone in our community and surrounding areas.
At Goshen Therapeutic Services, we believe that there is hope for all who are in need of mental health support. We exist to strengthen and restore individuals and families, through comprehensive therapeutic services. Goshen has become well known for creating positive outcomes for foster youth, and now moving forward, we want to have this same impact in creating better environments for everyone in our community and surrounding areas.
(470) 798-4223 View (470) 798-4223
Photo of Brooke Schafer, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brooke Schafer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canton, GA 30114
With a deep passion for supporting the mental well-being of children, I am a dedicated and compassionate LMSW specializing in the behavioral mental health treatment of children ages 5-12. Understanding the unique challenges that each child presents, I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and mindfulness strategies, to help children develop essential skills for managing their symptoms and improving their overall functioning.
With a deep passion for supporting the mental well-being of children, I am a dedicated and compassionate LMSW specializing in the behavioral mental health treatment of children ages 5-12. Understanding the unique challenges that each child presents, I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and mindfulness strategies, to help children develop essential skills for managing their symptoms and improving their overall functioning.
(678) 872-2127 View (678) 872-2127
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Canton Counseling- Darlena Cochran
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30115
I know that therapy can be intimidating, but that should not be a barrier to finding the help and support you need. A strong alliance is foundational for therapeutic success, and I accomplish this by offering a non-judgmental, safe space where that intimidation is stripped away. I empathize with those who have been thrown off course due to the pitfalls of life. I desire to journey with those individuals and ultimately lead them toward hope and healing. I am passionate about giving others a voice and the courage to tell their story.
I know that therapy can be intimidating, but that should not be a barrier to finding the help and support you need. A strong alliance is foundational for therapeutic success, and I accomplish this by offering a non-judgmental, safe space where that intimidation is stripped away. I empathize with those who have been thrown off course due to the pitfalls of life. I desire to journey with those individuals and ultimately lead them toward hope and healing. I am passionate about giving others a voice and the courage to tell their story.
(470) 524-7347 x407 View (470) 524-7347 x407
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Marie Danie Cadet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Canton, GA 30114
My name is Marie Cadet. I am a Mental Health Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, seniors, men, women, young and young adults with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. My most common theoretical approaches are CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, the Gotten Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
My name is Marie Cadet. I am a Mental Health Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience. I have worked with adults, seniors, men, women, young and young adults with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, marriage, and divorce. My most common theoretical approaches are CBT, Client-Centered Therapy, the Gotten Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(404) 998-4839 View (404) 998-4839

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Canton, GA

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Canton, GA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
66% Self Esteem
66% Stress
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Canton, GA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Canton?

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.