Therapists in Pella, IA

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Bryan Dickson
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Pella, IA 50219  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
(319) 474-5574 View (319) 474-5574
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Michelle Kellar
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pella, IA 50219
Waitlist for new clients
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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Anna Sposeto
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pella, IA 50219  (Online Only)
Availability: Private Pay Adult Clients for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anna's clinical focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and events. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approach with several mindfulness practices.
Availability: Private Pay Adult Clients for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anna's clinical focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and events. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approach with several mindfulness practices.
(515) 206-8302 View (515) 206-8302
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Shanon A. Claussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pella, IA 50219
Shanon Claussen LISW, RPT-S, CADC, Certified EMDR Therapist, has been providing mental health therapy since 2006, Shanon's clinical experience includes work with individuals (children 18 months & older, adolescents, adults, couples, & families). Shanon utilizes techniques appropriate to each client, individualizes treatment plans, & meets clients where they are at.
Shanon Claussen LISW, RPT-S, CADC, Certified EMDR Therapist, has been providing mental health therapy since 2006, Shanon's clinical experience includes work with individuals (children 18 months & older, adolescents, adults, couples, & families). Shanon utilizes techniques appropriate to each client, individualizes treatment plans, & meets clients where they are at.
(641) 321-3760 View (641) 321-3760

More Therapists Nearby

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Brandi Stalzer
Counselor, LIMHP, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
(531) 201-6882 View (531) 201-6882
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Emily Flanagan
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a mind-body disconnect? The individuals I work with typically are struggling with issues such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety issues. They want to be freed from being stuck in their head, and we work collaboratively to work through goals that create more mental peace. Typical symptoms I see in my practice are restrictive eating, binge eating, lack of pleasure or joy, and worried or obsessive thoughts. I see individuals ages 12 and up and work with all genders.
Are you experiencing a mind-body disconnect? The individuals I work with typically are struggling with issues such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety issues. They want to be freed from being stuck in their head, and we work collaboratively to work through goals that create more mental peace. Typical symptoms I see in my practice are restrictive eating, binge eating, lack of pleasure or joy, and worried or obsessive thoughts. I see individuals ages 12 and up and work with all genders.
(641) 435-3286 View (641) 435-3286
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Stephanie Albers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
(641) 329-2308 View (641) 329-2308

Online Therapists

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Peter T Cade
Counselor, MDiv, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clive, IA 50325
Most of us have never been taught how to build great relationships, raise children, or to be content and find meaning; these issues tend to cause us a great deal of stress. Stress is a major cause of anxiety and behaviors that you want to change. However, you have the building blocks within you to put together great relationships, raise children, and have a meaningful flourishing life. Sometimes the building blocks you already have get jumbled and need to be adjusted. Errors in thinking lead us to feel bad and spiral downward or become anxious or depressed.
Most of us have never been taught how to build great relationships, raise children, or to be content and find meaning; these issues tend to cause us a great deal of stress. Stress is a major cause of anxiety and behaviors that you want to change. However, you have the building blocks within you to put together great relationships, raise children, and have a meaningful flourishing life. Sometimes the building blocks you already have get jumbled and need to be adjusted. Errors in thinking lead us to feel bad and spiral downward or become anxious or depressed.
(515) 608-8894 View (515) 608-8894
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Stephanie Frey
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Evening appointments are currently full. Email is the best way to reach me! Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
Evening appointments are currently full. Email is the best way to reach me! Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
(419) 547-5155 View (419) 547-5155
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Amanda Khader
Psychologist, M Ed, Ed S, tLMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Norwalk, IA 50211
Hello! My name is Amanda Khader. I am a Licensed School Psychologist in Iowa, and have taken additional graduate courses for my license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. One service I offer is psychological assessment and diagnosing for ages birth to 21 for: Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, ADHD, Autism and Anxiety/Depression. I also provide mental health counseling for individuals of any age, but I specialize in working with children with Autism and Behavior Disorders, clients with Anxiety and Depression, and clients dealing with stress or trauma.
Hello! My name is Amanda Khader. I am a Licensed School Psychologist in Iowa, and have taken additional graduate courses for my license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. One service I offer is psychological assessment and diagnosing for ages birth to 21 for: Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, ADHD, Autism and Anxiety/Depression. I also provide mental health counseling for individuals of any age, but I specialize in working with children with Autism and Behavior Disorders, clients with Anxiety and Depression, and clients dealing with stress or trauma.
(515) 373-7742 View (515) 373-7742
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Lindsey Lundry
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Muscatine, IA 52761
We all have struggles at some point in our lives and it can be a scary experience asking for help. My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment in which you can process what life has thrown at you, whether it be anxiety, anger, depression or stress. Or maybe you just need some help sorting through all the thoughts that are running through your head. Whatever it may be, my wish is to help you work through those struggles and meet your goals. Please call, text, or email me today!
We all have struggles at some point in our lives and it can be a scary experience asking for help. My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment in which you can process what life has thrown at you, whether it be anxiety, anger, depression or stress. Or maybe you just need some help sorting through all the thoughts that are running through your head. Whatever it may be, my wish is to help you work through those struggles and meet your goals. Please call, text, or email me today!
(563) 227-5906 View (563) 227-5906
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Melissa Steenhoven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Seeking to make changes in your life for a better tomorrow? I have been helping people to make these changes for over 20 years by offering a safe and accepting environment and starting with where you are at in the change process. I believe that by making small changes in one's life, we can start on the path of making life more fulfilling and closer to the life that you want to live.
Seeking to make changes in your life for a better tomorrow? I have been helping people to make these changes for over 20 years by offering a safe and accepting environment and starting with where you are at in the change process. I believe that by making small changes in one's life, we can start on the path of making life more fulfilling and closer to the life that you want to live.
(515) 393-6906 View (515) 393-6906
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Ashley Paulson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LIMHP, CHT
Verified Verified
Waukee, IA 50263  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck or anxious? Overthinking or losing sleep? Not feeling good enough in relationships or in parenting? I help adults let go of what's holding them back from living fully including anxious thinking, people pleasing, perfectionist tendencies, feelings of unworthiness, and trauma. I also help parents who are feeling defeated to create more peace and joy at home through connection. I work specifically with parents of children aged 7 and under. All services are online - I provide Telehealth only.
Feeling stuck or anxious? Overthinking or losing sleep? Not feeling good enough in relationships or in parenting? I help adults let go of what's holding them back from living fully including anxious thinking, people pleasing, perfectionist tendencies, feelings of unworthiness, and trauma. I also help parents who are feeling defeated to create more peace and joy at home through connection. I work specifically with parents of children aged 7 and under. All services are online - I provide Telehealth only.
(515) 902-0316 View (515) 902-0316
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Adria Booth
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Is your child or teenager facing challenges at home or at school? Does your child have problems making and keeping friends? Has your child faced bullying? Is your child grieving the loss of a relative, friend or beloved pet? Is your child suffering with your divorce or new blended family? Is your child showing signs of anxiety (worries) or depression (sadness)? Is your child diagnosed with ADHD or Asperger’s (high-functioning autism)? Is your teen facing any of these same issues? Or starting to date and having heartbreaks?
Is your child or teenager facing challenges at home or at school? Does your child have problems making and keeping friends? Has your child faced bullying? Is your child grieving the loss of a relative, friend or beloved pet? Is your child suffering with your divorce or new blended family? Is your child showing signs of anxiety (worries) or depression (sadness)? Is your child diagnosed with ADHD or Asperger’s (high-functioning autism)? Is your teen facing any of these same issues? Or starting to date and having heartbreaks?
(515) 298-5942 View (515) 298-5942
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Hope Tree Counseling Services Inc.
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50703
I have special interest in working with issues of terminal illness, grief loss and transition with children individuals and families. I work with children with attachment, ADHD, trauma, and behavioral issues. I work with women issues surrounding self- esteem and personal growth. I have an extensive background in theater and the arts. I incorporate nature, animals, drama, art and play into my therapies with clients. My work also focuses on treating PTSD and anxiety. I incorporate trauma informed care into my work. I believe healing is possible and I am here to walk the path with my clients to a place of growth and positive change.
I have special interest in working with issues of terminal illness, grief loss and transition with children individuals and families. I work with children with attachment, ADHD, trauma, and behavioral issues. I work with women issues surrounding self- esteem and personal growth. I have an extensive background in theater and the arts. I incorporate nature, animals, drama, art and play into my therapies with clients. My work also focuses on treating PTSD and anxiety. I incorporate trauma informed care into my work. I believe healing is possible and I am here to walk the path with my clients to a place of growth and positive change.
(319) 232-4673 View (319) 232-4673
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Susan Letsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50014
Susan is committed to developing therapeutic relationships and assisting others. She believes in using a collaborative approach to help others reach their goals through individual and couples therapy. Focuses include general mental health, depression, anxiety, individual therapy, couples therapy, communication, personality disorders, trauma, and LGBTQIA+. My availability changes frequently. If I am unavailable, you may start services with a different provider or join my waiting list.
Susan is committed to developing therapeutic relationships and assisting others. She believes in using a collaborative approach to help others reach their goals through individual and couples therapy. Focuses include general mental health, depression, anxiety, individual therapy, couples therapy, communication, personality disorders, trauma, and LGBTQIA+. My availability changes frequently. If I am unavailable, you may start services with a different provider or join my waiting list.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236
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Diane Rolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50703
If you need a safe, comforting, and accepting space to process and grow through difficult times, past and present, my office is the space for you. I have a passion for working with a variety of populations and especially with teens, young adults, and adults who have experienced trauma or other difficult pasts. My clients are my first priority and the reason why I am a therapist. I enjoy working with clients to assist them in identifying goals and achieving them so that they can feel themselves and thrive!
If you need a safe, comforting, and accepting space to process and grow through difficult times, past and present, my office is the space for you. I have a passion for working with a variety of populations and especially with teens, young adults, and adults who have experienced trauma or other difficult pasts. My clients are my first priority and the reason why I am a therapist. I enjoy working with clients to assist them in identifying goals and achieving them so that they can feel themselves and thrive!
(319) 658-5176 View (319) 658-5176
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Toni S Neta
Counselor, LMHC, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Beginning psychotherapy is a very significant step in a person's life. I understand, and very much appreciate the trust that needs to be built to share thoughts, experiences, and pain that have brought you to this point. I also understand how difficult it is to share these kinds of things with someone you don't know. I realize that trust and this process takes time, and I believe and respect that the patient knows when they are ready to reveal and talk about their experiences and their emotions. I commit to providing you with a safe environment where you will feel comfortable to share and to achieve your treatment goals.
Beginning psychotherapy is a very significant step in a person's life. I understand, and very much appreciate the trust that needs to be built to share thoughts, experiences, and pain that have brought you to this point. I also understand how difficult it is to share these kinds of things with someone you don't know. I realize that trust and this process takes time, and I believe and respect that the patient knows when they are ready to reveal and talk about their experiences and their emotions. I commit to providing you with a safe environment where you will feel comfortable to share and to achieve your treatment goals.
(319) 657-5097 View (319) 657-5097
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Travis Haupt
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Coralville, IA 52241
If you're struggling with purposelessness, meaninglessness, and hopelessness, you're not alone. If you want to conquer a flaw, improve yourself, or learn how to be a more effective person, I'm excited to help you. Life is hard. Interpersonal relationships are hard. Many of us are dealt a hand we can't make sense of by ourselves. Please, don't hesitate to reach out if you're hurting. Healing can start today.
If you're struggling with purposelessness, meaninglessness, and hopelessness, you're not alone. If you want to conquer a flaw, improve yourself, or learn how to be a more effective person, I'm excited to help you. Life is hard. Interpersonal relationships are hard. Many of us are dealt a hand we can't make sense of by ourselves. Please, don't hesitate to reach out if you're hurting. Healing can start today.
(319) 820-0131 View (319) 820-0131
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Katie Burrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Liberty, IA 52317
I have been practicing in the field of social work for over 15 years. As a social worker, I have spent my career listening and helping clients to make change. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety; specifically surrounding life changes such as parenthood, relationship changes, grief and loss and adjusting to young adulthood.
I have been practicing in the field of social work for over 15 years. As a social worker, I have spent my career listening and helping clients to make change. I enjoy working with adults who are struggling with anxiety; specifically surrounding life changes such as parenthood, relationship changes, grief and loss and adjusting to young adulthood.
(319) 359-3287 View (319) 359-3287

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pella, IA

< 10

Therapists in Pella, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Wellmark BCBS
67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Pella, IA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pella?

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.