Therapists in Gilmer County, GA

Photo of Frank A Randall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Frank A Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MBA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30540
I enjoy working with clients from varied backgrounds, cultures, and stages of life. Working with individuals or couples who are seeking to walk their best path, let go of habits and behaviors that are holding them back, I find challenging and rewarding. The trust that exists between client and counselor for great work to happen, is a privilege and something I take quite seriously.
I enjoy working with clients from varied backgrounds, cultures, and stages of life. Working with individuals or couples who are seeking to walk their best path, let go of habits and behaviors that are holding them back, I find challenging and rewarding. The trust that exists between client and counselor for great work to happen, is a privilege and something I take quite seriously.
(678) 883-7158 View (678) 883-7158
Photo of Frank A Randall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Frank A Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MBA, EdS
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30540
I enjoy working with clients looking to lessen stress who are striving for balance and purpose in their lives. Stress can affect many different life areas: relationships, work, finances, and health. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, health problems, and addiction. Please call or email me if you would like to schedule an appointment.
I enjoy working with clients looking to lessen stress who are striving for balance and purpose in their lives. Stress can affect many different life areas: relationships, work, finances, and health. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, health problems, and addiction. Please call or email me if you would like to schedule an appointment.
(678) 903-1293 View (678) 903-1293
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Tina Jones
Counselor, LPC, MMFT, MHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30540
Divorce and family issues are hard to deal with, so I provide therapy to help through hard times. I work with parents and grandparents who are suffering due to alienation and post traumatic stress. I also assist in high-conflict divorce cases where parental alienation exists meeting with the children and adults involved. My experience includes educational counseling experience, as well as life experience. Helping parents and children get through many life changes such as divorce and re-adjustments can be assisted with therapy by giving them tools to cope.
Divorce and family issues are hard to deal with, so I provide therapy to help through hard times. I work with parents and grandparents who are suffering due to alienation and post traumatic stress. I also assist in high-conflict divorce cases where parental alienation exists meeting with the children and adults involved. My experience includes educational counseling experience, as well as life experience. Helping parents and children get through many life changes such as divorce and re-adjustments can be assisted with therapy by giving them tools to cope.
(678) 635-9659 View (678) 635-9659
Photo of Kerri Ann Sanford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Kerri Ann Sanford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30540
Not accepting new clients
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through challenging and painful seasons that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lonely, or struggling to enjoy life. Sometimes, you need additional resources to help you work through your problems. Other times, you need help healing from the painful experiences of your past. Whatever you are currently struggling with, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. My purpose is to come alongside you in your pain and suffering and help you discover how you can live a life of fulfillment, joy, and peace.
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through challenging and painful seasons that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, lonely, or struggling to enjoy life. Sometimes, you need additional resources to help you work through your problems. Other times, you need help healing from the painful experiences of your past. Whatever you are currently struggling with, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. My purpose is to come alongside you in your pain and suffering and help you discover how you can live a life of fulfillment, joy, and peace.
(762) 533-7797 View (762) 533-7797
Photo of Minal Shah at Atlanta DBT Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Minal Shah at Atlanta DBT Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30540
If you are tired of digging around to find “what’s wrong with you” or endless therapy appointments that don't actually solve the problem, DBT will teach you how to meet your needs in relationships and stand up for yourself, how to choose your emotions and control them., and how to get through unimaginable moments intact. You'll learn how to build connections and live for today. In short? DBT will solve the problems you have without creating more. And remember, if you aren’t getting something out of psychotherapy, it’s time to move on. Having successfully helped surgeons to homemakers, get successful outcomes today with us.
If you are tired of digging around to find “what’s wrong with you” or endless therapy appointments that don't actually solve the problem, DBT will teach you how to meet your needs in relationships and stand up for yourself, how to choose your emotions and control them., and how to get through unimaginable moments intact. You'll learn how to build connections and live for today. In short? DBT will solve the problems you have without creating more. And remember, if you aren’t getting something out of psychotherapy, it’s time to move on. Having successfully helped surgeons to homemakers, get successful outcomes today with us.
(770) 691-5410 View (770) 691-5410
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Nancy E Chancey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30540
I specialize in working with all types of Trauma, including physical and sexual abuse as well as veterans issues and others. I help people connect to the source of their conflict, and then find a path to help them move past it. If you are ready to stop living as just a survivor and move into living as a thriver, you've found the right place. Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Dissociative Disorders are what I specialize in. However, I also work with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, anger issues, and a wide range of mental health issues.
I specialize in working with all types of Trauma, including physical and sexual abuse as well as veterans issues and others. I help people connect to the source of their conflict, and then find a path to help them move past it. If you are ready to stop living as just a survivor and move into living as a thriver, you've found the right place. Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Dissociative Disorders are what I specialize in. However, I also work with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, anger issues, and a wide range of mental health issues.
(706) 449-0098 View (706) 449-0098
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Robin W Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30536
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 30 years of experience helping people live better. Issues I work with include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self esteem, parent - child issues, stress management, couples issues,co- dependency, divorce support, abuse survivor issues, grief, assertiveness, motivation, impulsivity, anger management, personality issues, communication, and parenting skills. Through the lifespan there are times when people need help with issues that are causing significant distress. I can help you with identifying your problems and assist you in finding the best way to cope with your situation in a safe atmosphere of trust and respect.
I have over 30 years of experience helping people live better. Issues I work with include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self esteem, parent - child issues, stress management, couples issues,co- dependency, divorce support, abuse survivor issues, grief, assertiveness, motivation, impulsivity, anger management, personality issues, communication, and parenting skills. Through the lifespan there are times when people need help with issues that are causing significant distress. I can help you with identifying your problems and assist you in finding the best way to cope with your situation in a safe atmosphere of trust and respect.
(770) 954-8366 View (770) 954-8366
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Gayle Benator
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, MBA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30540
When anxiety and stress interfere with your life, it's time to reach out for professional help. I use a gentle and sensitive approach to skillfully guide you to wellness. Who we are can often be defined by who is in (or gone from) our lives. Are you trying to figure out how to move forward from losses and changes in your life? Do things feel uncertain, even troubling? I create a space where you can feel safe in exploring your feelings and fears, hopes and dreams. I want to help you gain meaning and purpose in your life, and guide you to tap into your hidden strengths and potential. Go on — I'm listening!
When anxiety and stress interfere with your life, it's time to reach out for professional help. I use a gentle and sensitive approach to skillfully guide you to wellness. Who we are can often be defined by who is in (or gone from) our lives. Are you trying to figure out how to move forward from losses and changes in your life? Do things feel uncertain, even troubling? I create a space where you can feel safe in exploring your feelings and fears, hopes and dreams. I want to help you gain meaning and purpose in your life, and guide you to tap into your hidden strengths and potential. Go on — I'm listening!
(404) 537-3962 View (404) 537-3962
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Hannah M Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30540
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, addiction, family issues, marital problems, women's issues, working with children, teen, couples and families. Life continues to change around us and as this happens an individual can begin to experience problems with their ability to cope. I will work with you to help navigate any life changes and improving ones abilities to cope. You may be looking for support or someone to provide a nonjudgemental view to help navigate life circumstances.
I have experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, addiction, family issues, marital problems, women's issues, working with children, teen, couples and families. Life continues to change around us and as this happens an individual can begin to experience problems with their ability to cope. I will work with you to help navigate any life changes and improving ones abilities to cope. You may be looking for support or someone to provide a nonjudgemental view to help navigate life circumstances.
(706) 809-5162 View (706) 809-5162
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Kyle David Raque
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30536
Most people suffer from some form of emotional or mental health issue at some point in their lives. We all have unique vulnerabilities that may be expressed during times of stress in the form of depressive symptoms, anxiety, behavioral issues, or even more serious symptoms. You are not alone, and you have taken the first huge step towards feeling better. If you would like to learn how to harness your own resilience, learn tools to cope, and truly feel understood, speaking with a quality therapist will help you to heal and reach your potential.
Most people suffer from some form of emotional or mental health issue at some point in their lives. We all have unique vulnerabilities that may be expressed during times of stress in the form of depressive symptoms, anxiety, behavioral issues, or even more serious symptoms. You are not alone, and you have taken the first huge step towards feeling better. If you would like to learn how to harness your own resilience, learn tools to cope, and truly feel understood, speaking with a quality therapist will help you to heal and reach your potential.
(762) 204-3445 View (762) 204-3445
Photo of Ashley Blomeley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gilmer County, GA
Ashley Blomeley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30536
Not accepting new clients
In a world full of people, you may be feeling alone, misunderstood, or not truly seen by those around you. This can happen when we are disconnected with those we love or when we are going through difficult things. We weren't meant to traverse this world alone, and developing meaningful relationships with those around us is important to our overall health and wellbeing. If you struggle in relationship with yourself or others and would like to learn how to improve overall self-esteem, healthy boundaries, relationships with family and friends, then you are at the right place.
In a world full of people, you may be feeling alone, misunderstood, or not truly seen by those around you. This can happen when we are disconnected with those we love or when we are going through difficult things. We weren't meant to traverse this world alone, and developing meaningful relationships with those around us is important to our overall health and wellbeing. If you struggle in relationship with yourself or others and would like to learn how to improve overall self-esteem, healthy boundaries, relationships with family and friends, then you are at the right place.
(762) 240-4954 View (762) 240-4954
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Cindy Michael Patten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30536
We all need a little help now and then. Whether you are experiencing negative life experiences, have long term issues or needing relational help, I would be honored to help. I am a seasoned psychotherapist spending my life looking for and experiencing traditional and alternative methods to heal emotional suffering. Most of my work has been with combat, complex, childhood and single episode trauma. I am well versed in grief recovery, family dynamics, healthy parenting and coping strategies for long term recovery. I work with people of all ages in individual, group family and weekend retreat sessions.
We all need a little help now and then. Whether you are experiencing negative life experiences, have long term issues or needing relational help, I would be honored to help. I am a seasoned psychotherapist spending my life looking for and experiencing traditional and alternative methods to heal emotional suffering. Most of my work has been with combat, complex, childhood and single episode trauma. I am well versed in grief recovery, family dynamics, healthy parenting and coping strategies for long term recovery. I work with people of all ages in individual, group family and weekend retreat sessions.
(762) 225-9949 View (762) 225-9949
Photo of Ben Pickering, Pastoral Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Ben Pickering
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Ellijay, GA 30536
Traumatic experiences? Relationship hurts? Grief? Spiritual questions? The client(s) and I will work through current or past issues towards a new normal. We will use solution focused counseling techniques to get to the root issues for current issues and outline active steps to get to new stages in life. God is present in all that we do. I offer in person or video sessions.
Traumatic experiences? Relationship hurts? Grief? Spiritual questions? The client(s) and I will work through current or past issues towards a new normal. We will use solution focused counseling techniques to get to the root issues for current issues and outline active steps to get to new stages in life. God is present in all that we do. I offer in person or video sessions.
(706) 906-6282 View (706) 906-6282
Photo of Lindsey Radabaugh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gilmer County, GA
Lindsey Radabaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30540
Are you tired of tossing and turning at night only to wake up feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the day ahead? Do you feel like things are falling apart and you don’t know how to put "life" back together again? I invite you to join me on a journey to take control of your life & to rediscover balance and peace. I am a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I focus on helping adolescents & adults with an array of needs including unresolved trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship problems, health problems, parenting issues and more.
Are you tired of tossing and turning at night only to wake up feeling overwhelmed and stressed about the day ahead? Do you feel like things are falling apart and you don’t know how to put "life" back together again? I invite you to join me on a journey to take control of your life & to rediscover balance and peace. I am a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I focus on helping adolescents & adults with an array of needs including unresolved trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship problems, health problems, parenting issues and more.
(706) 383-9989 View (706) 383-9989
Ardin Chastain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellijay, GA 30540
Waitlist for new clients
(706) 717-3495 View (706) 717-3495

Online Therapists

Photo of Lindsay Davis, Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Lindsay Davis
Counselor, APC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
It takes courage to seek therapy to explore yourself, your feelings, and your goals. Humans are holistic and it is important to consider all of the different parts that make you, you. Our emotional and physical health is deeply intertwined, so I believe it is important to consider all of our different parts from movement and nutrition to emotional intelligence. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and that my role as a therapist is to walk alongside you as we explore the good and the hard with self compassion.
It takes courage to seek therapy to explore yourself, your feelings, and your goals. Humans are holistic and it is important to consider all of the different parts that make you, you. Our emotional and physical health is deeply intertwined, so I believe it is important to consider all of our different parts from movement and nutrition to emotional intelligence. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and that my role as a therapist is to walk alongside you as we explore the good and the hard with self compassion.
(470) 202-0924 View (470) 202-0924
Photo of Taylor McClendon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Taylor McClendon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
As a therapist, I believe that the soul, not the mind, can recognize your strength, potential and beauty within, and I am passionate about making these qualities visible to all. I provide individual psychotherapy to both adults and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, body image issues and eating disorders, trauma, and struggles with self-acceptance. Through our collaborative therapeutic journey together, I will help you learn new skills to improve the ways you move throughout the world. My ultimate goal is to provide you with a safe, accepting space, supporting you on your path to wellness and recovery.
As a therapist, I believe that the soul, not the mind, can recognize your strength, potential and beauty within, and I am passionate about making these qualities visible to all. I provide individual psychotherapy to both adults and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, body image issues and eating disorders, trauma, and struggles with self-acceptance. Through our collaborative therapeutic journey together, I will help you learn new skills to improve the ways you move throughout the world. My ultimate goal is to provide you with a safe, accepting space, supporting you on your path to wellness and recovery.
(678) 562-6185 View (678) 562-6185
Photo of Jarbriel Bryant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gilmer County, GA
Jarbriel Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norcross, GA 30071  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked with all groups ranging from ages four to geriatric. I have also worked in various settings to include medical hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, outpatient treatment, court, and classroom settings. I have been able to provide support to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship issues, and life transitions. My counseling style is warm, non-judgmental, empathetic, and client-centered.
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked with all groups ranging from ages four to geriatric. I have also worked in various settings to include medical hospitals, psychiatric inpatient hospitals, outpatient treatment, court, and classroom settings. I have been able to provide support to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, relationship issues, and life transitions. My counseling style is warm, non-judgmental, empathetic, and client-centered.
(678) 426-3853 View (678) 426-3853
Photo of Maureen P. Nolan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilmer County, GA
Maureen P. Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MACC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pine Lake, GA 30072  (Online Only)
Is your attention scattered? How is your decision-making? Some of your thoughts may be scattered. Your daily routines may still be new, or they need stability and have limitations. Find your place of strength in your body. Breathe and believe in your abilities. Experience compassionate healing. I guide you to process thoughts and emotions for personal growth, recovery, and change. Discover your personal sense of grounding. It is available to every person, in every situation. Have you discussed organization issues? body issues? anxiety? trauma? Trauma in life disrupts your thoughts and emotional management. This can be healed.
Is your attention scattered? How is your decision-making? Some of your thoughts may be scattered. Your daily routines may still be new, or they need stability and have limitations. Find your place of strength in your body. Breathe and believe in your abilities. Experience compassionate healing. I guide you to process thoughts and emotions for personal growth, recovery, and change. Discover your personal sense of grounding. It is available to every person, in every situation. Have you discussed organization issues? body issues? anxiety? trauma? Trauma in life disrupts your thoughts and emotional management. This can be healed.
(678) 846-3792 View (678) 846-3792
Photo of Valarie Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gilmer County, GA
Valarie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30033
I believe that we have all that we need already inside of us - therapy can be a process of uncovering those things that we’ve forgotten or unlearned. Whether you’re wanting to better manage anxiety and/or depression, increase communication and relationship skills or are interested in exploring more depth work, I’m excited that you’re considering therapy. I'll partner with you and we'll work together as you dig deeper, uncover insights, and make changes that can result in a life better than you ever imagined. I’ll help you find your own truth and to grow more fully into yourself.
I believe that we have all that we need already inside of us - therapy can be a process of uncovering those things that we’ve forgotten or unlearned. Whether you’re wanting to better manage anxiety and/or depression, increase communication and relationship skills or are interested in exploring more depth work, I’m excited that you’re considering therapy. I'll partner with you and we'll work together as you dig deeper, uncover insights, and make changes that can result in a life better than you ever imagined. I’ll help you find your own truth and to grow more fully into yourself.
(404) 390-2171 View (404) 390-2171

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gilmer County, GA

10+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Gilmer County, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
93% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
80% Grief
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Family Conflict
80% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
91% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gilmer County, GA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gilmer 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.

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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.