Therapists in Kaaawa, HI

Photo of Ellen Schenzer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Ellen Schenzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a grounded, heart-centered therapist who is engaged and ready to assist you on your journey to wellness? I have helped many people work through anxiety, trauma, and depression in order to live the life they desire. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel and release their emotions and create a new empowered narrative for their life. My clients are given a variety of tools and techniques to use in and out of sessions. Some of those include EFT (tapping), CBT, mindfulness, & meditation. Narrative therapy, family constellations, and energy psychology are also used.
Are you looking for a grounded, heart-centered therapist who is engaged and ready to assist you on your journey to wellness? I have helped many people work through anxiety, trauma, and depression in order to live the life they desire. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel and release their emotions and create a new empowered narrative for their life. My clients are given a variety of tools and techniques to use in and out of sessions. Some of those include EFT (tapping), CBT, mindfulness, & meditation. Narrative therapy, family constellations, and energy psychology are also used.
(203) 408-6696 View (203) 408-6696
Photo of Dr. Tamela R. Sadler, Psychologist in Kaaawa, HI
Dr. Tamela R. Sadler
Psychologist, PhD, LP - TN, LP - HI, PSYPACT
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with work stress, relationship stress, or just life stress? Has your mood not been where you would like for it to be? Do you need support in learning other ways to manage life and life stress? I have over twenty years of experience in working with both acute and chronic stressors. I help clients get from where they are to where they would like to be using talk therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive strategies to see the world from new perspectives. Let's connect!
Have you been struggling with work stress, relationship stress, or just life stress? Has your mood not been where you would like for it to be? Do you need support in learning other ways to manage life and life stress? I have over twenty years of experience in working with both acute and chronic stressors. I help clients get from where they are to where they would like to be using talk therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive strategies to see the world from new perspectives. Let's connect!
(931) 208-5842 View (931) 208-5842
Photo of Neilani Siatini-Valencia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Neilani Siatini-Valencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730  (Online Only)
Aloha, I have 15+ years of experience helping the people of Hawaii learn about and cope with life issues. Issues related to addiction, adjusting to life transitions, as well as coping with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar disorders. In my practice I really listen to you and focus on gaining a better understanding of what you are experiencing. We will then work together to choose strategies that can best support positive change to your wellbeing. I utilize a client centered approach as well as additional therapeutic techniques in effort to help you create your best life.
Aloha, I have 15+ years of experience helping the people of Hawaii learn about and cope with life issues. Issues related to addiction, adjusting to life transitions, as well as coping with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar disorders. In my practice I really listen to you and focus on gaining a better understanding of what you are experiencing. We will then work together to choose strategies that can best support positive change to your wellbeing. I utilize a client centered approach as well as additional therapeutic techniques in effort to help you create your best life.
(808) 353-4710 View (808) 353-4710
Photo of Danielle Kassouf, Psychologist in Kaaawa, HI
Danielle Kassouf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kaaawa, HI 96730
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
There is hope for a more meaningful, satisfying life. No matter what your circumstances are, know that you are not alone in your suffering. As humans, we all feel overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, body image issues, or pressures to perform in school or work. Therapy can help! Using a warm and active approach, I help you feel at ease while gently facilitating change and growth. I help identify your unique strengths and empower you to build confidence and self-worth. Together we can reduce suffering and increase resiliency.
(415) 582-4255 View (415) 582-4255
Photo of Duane F Barone, Counselor in Kaaawa, HI
Duane F Barone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Kaaawa, HI 96730
With two decades of working with court-ordered clients needing to address anger management and relationship violence, I help individuals and couples understand how their childhood and adolescent experiences effect their approach to marriage and families. Changes cannot be made until we understand our baggage, why it gets us triggered, and how to deal with it positively within your relationship. I love helping individuals identify and understand the pieces of their puzzles. I approach counseling to teach clients about Relationships 101, which I refer to as “common sense made obvious.” I help clients to re-write their “programs.”
With two decades of working with court-ordered clients needing to address anger management and relationship violence, I help individuals and couples understand how their childhood and adolescent experiences effect their approach to marriage and families. Changes cannot be made until we understand our baggage, why it gets us triggered, and how to deal with it positively within your relationship. I love helping individuals identify and understand the pieces of their puzzles. I approach counseling to teach clients about Relationships 101, which I refer to as “common sense made obvious.” I help clients to re-write their “programs.”
(808) 746-3439 View (808) 746-3439

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Photo of Connor Parker, Counselor in Kaaawa, HI
Connor Parker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laie, HI 96762
Not accepting new clients
Your child is struggling and you’re not sure how to help. You’ve tried talking to them hundreds of times but it isn’t working. It’s so hard to stay consistent when there are so many different things going on. You feel frustrated and exhausted from the chaos. You worry about your child at school, and then you’re overwhelmed with parenthood when they come home. Sometimes you nag too much, and start to yell, then you feel guilty. Morning and bedtime routines seem impossible, the kids are arguing and tantrumming, and you're drained. If you’d like to manage parenthood with ease, it is time to try something new. Let’s work together.
Your child is struggling and you’re not sure how to help. You’ve tried talking to them hundreds of times but it isn’t working. It’s so hard to stay consistent when there are so many different things going on. You feel frustrated and exhausted from the chaos. You worry about your child at school, and then you’re overwhelmed with parenthood when they come home. Sometimes you nag too much, and start to yell, then you feel guilty. Morning and bedtime routines seem impossible, the kids are arguing and tantrumming, and you're drained. If you’d like to manage parenthood with ease, it is time to try something new. Let’s work together.
(808) 215-4214 View (808) 215-4214
Photo of Martena Rachel Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Martena Rachel Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kahuku, HI 96731  (Online Only)
Recognizing the immense potential for combining traditional therapy with holistic approaches, I combine mindfulness and somatic experiencing into my therapy sessions. By creating a safe and nurturing space, I encourage my clients to explore their inner landscape, cultivating a deep sense of self-awareness and self-compassion.
Recognizing the immense potential for combining traditional therapy with holistic approaches, I combine mindfulness and somatic experiencing into my therapy sessions. By creating a safe and nurturing space, I encourage my clients to explore their inner landscape, cultivating a deep sense of self-awareness and self-compassion.
(808) 862-6195 View (808) 862-6195
Kellie L Johnsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hauula, HI 96717  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You and your family have sacrificed a lot for your career and it has taken a toll on your relationship. You have given up time together, delt with unpredictable schedules, the stresses of moving, and probably isolation. Maybe you were pressured to get married before you’re were ready or maybe you are in a long-distance relationship. Your job is demanding and support may or may not be available. If you are like most, you don’t want everyone knowing your business but you do want to honor your commitments and create a fulfilling, happy relationship.
You and your family have sacrificed a lot for your career and it has taken a toll on your relationship. You have given up time together, delt with unpredictable schedules, the stresses of moving, and probably isolation. Maybe you were pressured to get married before you’re were ready or maybe you are in a long-distance relationship. Your job is demanding and support may or may not be available. If you are like most, you don’t want everyone knowing your business but you do want to honor your commitments and create a fulfilling, happy relationship.
(808) 353-4692 View (808) 353-4692
Photo of Misty Pilgrim, dba Pilgrim Behavioral LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Misty Pilgrim, dba Pilgrim Behavioral LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kaneohe, HI 96744  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You've done so much, for so many, and now you're wondering how to get your life back on track. Sometimes it feels hopeless. But guess what? If you're taking care of so many responsibilities, you already have what it takes to solve your problems. Stop putting it off. Commit to making life a little easier, less stressed, using cognitive behavioral and exposure therapy—the best evidence-based treatment, because your time is important. You deserve your best life. We'll establish new habits and patterns to make that happen.
You've done so much, for so many, and now you're wondering how to get your life back on track. Sometimes it feels hopeless. But guess what? If you're taking care of so many responsibilities, you already have what it takes to solve your problems. Stop putting it off. Commit to making life a little easier, less stressed, using cognitive behavioral and exposure therapy—the best evidence-based treatment, because your time is important. You deserve your best life. We'll establish new habits and patterns to make that happen.
(808) 500-7677 View (808) 500-7677
Photo of Elizabeth J Rago, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Elizabeth J Rago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kahuku, HI 96731  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with painful memories? Depression, anxiety, anger? Self-harm or thoughts of suicide? With over 15 years of experience, my love and commitment to this work has grown exponentially. I work with people from many cultures and from many difficult circumstances offering a warm and safe environment for you to discuss matters of the heart, experiences that have been painful, and circumstances that have been the cause of shame and anger. I offer support in your efforts to gain insight and clarity, to problem solve, and to learn and practice skills so you can effectively navigate the sometimes unjust complexities of life.
Are you struggling with painful memories? Depression, anxiety, anger? Self-harm or thoughts of suicide? With over 15 years of experience, my love and commitment to this work has grown exponentially. I work with people from many cultures and from many difficult circumstances offering a warm and safe environment for you to discuss matters of the heart, experiences that have been painful, and circumstances that have been the cause of shame and anger. I offer support in your efforts to gain insight and clarity, to problem solve, and to learn and practice skills so you can effectively navigate the sometimes unjust complexities of life.
(808) 353-5373 View (808) 353-5373
Photo of Taylor Pierce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Taylor Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laie, HI 96762
Trauma can be confusing and debilitating, leaving you with diminished happiness, feelings of helplessness, or an ongoing sense of threat. It's exhausting to experience unexplainable outbursts, uncontrollable crying, anxiety, or irritability. It can interfere with maintaining close relationships as you feel numb, detached, and isolated. You may be easily startled or frightened, feeling on guard, experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, or uncontrollable thoughts. Do you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, or overwhelming guilt or shame? My practice is dedicated to supporting those who are ready and committed to the process of healing.
Trauma can be confusing and debilitating, leaving you with diminished happiness, feelings of helplessness, or an ongoing sense of threat. It's exhausting to experience unexplainable outbursts, uncontrollable crying, anxiety, or irritability. It can interfere with maintaining close relationships as you feel numb, detached, and isolated. You may be easily startled or frightened, feeling on guard, experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, or uncontrollable thoughts. Do you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, or overwhelming guilt or shame? My practice is dedicated to supporting those who are ready and committed to the process of healing.
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Photo of Sheyanne Petrovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Sheyanne Petrovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Laie, HI 96762
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling in a rut like you cannot move forward from your past experiences? I am here to help you rediscover meaning and purpose within your life. My approach to psychotherapy begins with starting where you are in your journey. I use a variety of different trauma informed modalities and interventions to create a holistic and intuitive approach to healing. I provide an open and safe environment for you to share your stories, frustrations and worries. We will work through past experiences, help you move forward and heal while setting new goals and intentions to allow you to move safely and confidently into your future.
Feeling in a rut like you cannot move forward from your past experiences? I am here to help you rediscover meaning and purpose within your life. My approach to psychotherapy begins with starting where you are in your journey. I use a variety of different trauma informed modalities and interventions to create a holistic and intuitive approach to healing. I provide an open and safe environment for you to share your stories, frustrations and worries. We will work through past experiences, help you move forward and heal while setting new goals and intentions to allow you to move safely and confidently into your future.
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Photo of Jennifer Bojanowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Jennifer Bojanowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS, CGC
Verified
Kaneohe, HI 96744  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it's your first experience with therapy or your fifth, you're feeling ready to navigate barriers and locate resources to create the life you envision. At your core you have the confidence, creativity, and compassion to make the changes you want. You also know the journey inward isn't easy, and having a traveling companion can be empowering.
Whether it's your first experience with therapy or your fifth, you're feeling ready to navigate barriers and locate resources to create the life you envision. At your core you have the confidence, creativity, and compassion to make the changes you want. You also know the journey inward isn't easy, and having a traveling companion can be empowering.
(808) 758-5489 View (808) 758-5489
Photo of Brooke Kalama-Jacobsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Brooke Kalama-Jacobsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kaneohe, HI 96744  (Online Only)
Brooke has been serving families and children in HI since 2010 and is from windward Oahu. She is able to meet online state wide. Brooke is an LCSW and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor meaning she is trained to work with people during pregnancy and after birth. Brooke specializes in working with survivors of trauma (childhood trauma and birth trauma), teen pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, NICU parents, and birth/parenting preparation. She is well versed in the Hawaii foster care system and is passionate about serving families in this area as well.
Brooke has been serving families and children in HI since 2010 and is from windward Oahu. She is able to meet online state wide. Brooke is an LCSW and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor meaning she is trained to work with people during pregnancy and after birth. Brooke specializes in working with survivors of trauma (childhood trauma and birth trauma), teen pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, NICU parents, and birth/parenting preparation. She is well versed in the Hawaii foster care system and is passionate about serving families in this area as well.
(808) 500-7245 View (808) 500-7245
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Gil Winkelman ND
ND, MA
Kahuku, HI 96731  (Online Only)
Dr Winkelman's focus is on understanding patients personal traits and health history to customize treatments that have the maximum possible impact. With a focus on neurological (brain) health, he uses a combination of neurofeedback, Walsh Protocol, and other natural treatments to help patients with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: migraines, digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, Aspergers/Autism, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and Radical Attachment Disorder. Dr. Winkelman was trained in Neurofeedback by BCIA certified practitioners and utilizes the most up-to-date equipment in his practice. He has worked with veterans.
Dr Winkelman's focus is on understanding patients personal traits and health history to customize treatments that have the maximum possible impact. With a focus on neurological (brain) health, he uses a combination of neurofeedback, Walsh Protocol, and other natural treatments to help patients with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: migraines, digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, Aspergers/Autism, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and Radical Attachment Disorder. Dr. Winkelman was trained in Neurofeedback by BCIA certified practitioners and utilizes the most up-to-date equipment in his practice. He has worked with veterans.
(503) 451-6760 View (503) 451-6760
Photo of James Robert Bunda, Counselor in Kaaawa, HI
James Robert Bunda
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wahiawa, HI 96786  (Online Only)
Transformational, lasting change begins when we feel embraced right where we are at. With all we deal with, the right relational nutrient can bring a sense of relief, comfort, and a breath of fresh air. Through grace and truth over some time, we can feel empowered (with a sense of renewed hope, purpose, and confidence) to face the realities our life presents.
Transformational, lasting change begins when we feel embraced right where we are at. With all we deal with, the right relational nutrient can bring a sense of relief, comfort, and a breath of fresh air. Through grace and truth over some time, we can feel empowered (with a sense of renewed hope, purpose, and confidence) to face the realities our life presents.
(808) 215-7841 View (808) 215-7841

Online Therapists

Photo of Sara Watkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Sara Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
Wailuku, HI 96793  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Aloha! It is my desire to create a safe, warm & accepting space for all the individuals I work with. I believe that feelings of belonging & acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients' problems from a holistic perspective is important to me. As you share your unique story it is my goal to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved & been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the context of our unique experiences & relationships. My desire is to validate these experiences & help you work towards lasting healing.
Aloha! It is my desire to create a safe, warm & accepting space for all the individuals I work with. I believe that feelings of belonging & acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients' problems from a holistic perspective is important to me. As you share your unique story it is my goal to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved & been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the context of our unique experiences & relationships. My desire is to validate these experiences & help you work towards lasting healing.
(808) 784-7057 View (808) 784-7057
Photo of Susan Frieder, Ph.D., Psychologist in Kaaawa, HI
Susan Frieder, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wailuku, HI 96793
You are not alone. I can help you navigate through life transitions, relationship issues and individual problems.
You are not alone. I can help you navigate through life transitions, relationship issues and individual problems.
(808) 204-4657 View (808) 204-4657
Photo of David Alan Litman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
David Alan Litman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Wailuku, HI 96793
People come to me for many reasons. For some, they are overall doing well in their life, but feel that there's something going on inside that's keeping them from reaching their full potential and finding true happiness and fulfillment. Others are actively experiencing challenges in their life and are open to receiving support, while still others are in real pain, and are looking for relief and help with that.
People come to me for many reasons. For some, they are overall doing well in their life, but feel that there's something going on inside that's keeping them from reaching their full potential and finding true happiness and fulfillment. Others are actively experiencing challenges in their life and are open to receiving support, while still others are in real pain, and are looking for relief and help with that.
(808) 468-9912 View (808) 468-9912
Photo of Lenore Dianne Peterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kaaawa, HI
Lenore Dianne Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Kaneohe, HI 96744
These are challenging times and I would love to be of support in coping with anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. Building a trusting and supportive relationship is a primary component of my therapeutic practice and can be done using Tele Health video sessions from home. When making life decisions regarding how to best move forward, it can also be helpful to get an impartial, outside perspective. Know that I have over four decades of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families and that I am accepting new clients at this time.
These are challenging times and I would love to be of support in coping with anxiety, stress management, and life transitions. Building a trusting and supportive relationship is a primary component of my therapeutic practice and can be done using Tele Health video sessions from home. When making life decisions regarding how to best move forward, it can also be helpful to get an impartial, outside perspective. Know that I have over four decades of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families and that I am accepting new clients at this time.
(808) 427-1066 View (808) 427-1066

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kaaawa, HI

< 10

Therapists in Kaaawa, HI who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Women's Issues
80% Stress
60% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Medicaid
50% Other

How Therapists in Kaaawa, HI see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kaaawa?

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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.