Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

Photo of Breda M Doak, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Breda M Doak
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Peace of mind and contentment are achievable goals. I have helped people with emotional struggles for over 30 years, empowering their ability to attain greater acceptance and compassion for oneself as well as the people in their life and family. I take a mindful approach to therapy which encourages peace of mind and an appreciation for one's own uniqueness and strength. By listening to a patient's life story from a compassionate, non-judgmental stance, I have witnessed the development of strength, confidence, and courage necessary to gracefully weather the storms that are an inevitable part of life.
Peace of mind and contentment are achievable goals. I have helped people with emotional struggles for over 30 years, empowering their ability to attain greater acceptance and compassion for oneself as well as the people in their life and family. I take a mindful approach to therapy which encourages peace of mind and an appreciation for one's own uniqueness and strength. By listening to a patient's life story from a compassionate, non-judgmental stance, I have witnessed the development of strength, confidence, and courage necessary to gracefully weather the storms that are an inevitable part of life.
(630) 233-9565 View (630) 233-9565
Photo of Samuel Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Samuel Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
When it comes to supporting you and providing you, your care must be adaptable, empathetic, individualized. Whether you are seeking dramatic change, collaboration on a major life decision, or just in need of someone to discuss the trials and tribulations of life, it is important that therapy reflects your uniqueness through its uniqueness. I have experience across a diverse array of clients with a strong belief that care should promote equity, unconditional positive regard, and identity affirming care.
When it comes to supporting you and providing you, your care must be adaptable, empathetic, individualized. Whether you are seeking dramatic change, collaboration on a major life decision, or just in need of someone to discuss the trials and tribulations of life, it is important that therapy reflects your uniqueness through its uniqueness. I have experience across a diverse array of clients with a strong belief that care should promote equity, unconditional positive regard, and identity affirming care.
(630) 228-9515 View (630) 228-9515
Photo of Hilary Gilway, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Hilary Gilway
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You knew that becoming a mother was going to be challenging. After all, sleep deprivation, diapers, and midnight feedings are bound to take a toll on anyone. But...you didn't quite expect to feel so 'out of sorts', emotionally. You didn't know that pregnancy and motherhood could come with constant worrying (what if I drop the baby when I'm going down the stairs? What if she gets sick? What if I'm just not cut out for this?), periods of feeling super low/depressed, and feeling totally overwhelmed by the mental load of it all. You wish things felt a little easier, and that you were confident in your ability to manage this new season.
You knew that becoming a mother was going to be challenging. After all, sleep deprivation, diapers, and midnight feedings are bound to take a toll on anyone. But...you didn't quite expect to feel so 'out of sorts', emotionally. You didn't know that pregnancy and motherhood could come with constant worrying (what if I drop the baby when I'm going down the stairs? What if she gets sick? What if I'm just not cut out for this?), periods of feeling super low/depressed, and feeling totally overwhelmed by the mental load of it all. You wish things felt a little easier, and that you were confident in your ability to manage this new season.
(708) 290-7077 View (708) 290-7077
Photo of Jamie Rose Liebentritt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Jamie Rose Liebentritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You're up at night thinking of all the things you should have done today. Your downtime is never really downtime because your to-do list is a mile long. Maybe you're more irritable than normal, getting frustrated at little things that didn't bother you before. Through the busyness of everyday life, you might find yourself thinking, "I'm fine" or "It's not that bad," just to keep pushing through. And, perhaps, growing up in a family where feelings were brushed under the rug make the "I'm fines" feel almost believable. The good news? You're not alone and you don't have to always feel this way.
You're up at night thinking of all the things you should have done today. Your downtime is never really downtime because your to-do list is a mile long. Maybe you're more irritable than normal, getting frustrated at little things that didn't bother you before. Through the busyness of everyday life, you might find yourself thinking, "I'm fine" or "It's not that bad," just to keep pushing through. And, perhaps, growing up in a family where feelings were brushed under the rug make the "I'm fines" feel almost believable. The good news? You're not alone and you don't have to always feel this way.
(312) 584-2047 View (312) 584-2047
Photo of Maria L. Oswald, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Maria L. Oswald
Counselor, MS, LPC, C-DBT, Spanish
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in a web of stress, frustration, anxiety, hurt, depression, and loneliness can be difficult and unsettling. Like a gas gauge, it is important to identify what empties us and what fuels us. With understanding, knowledge, and humor, I assist my clients in identifying what empties them, such as stresses, worries, roadblocks, and other means of "stuck-ness." We also explore what fuels us and fills us, such as change, self-care, acceptance, balance, empowerment, and new beginnings.
Feeling stuck in a web of stress, frustration, anxiety, hurt, depression, and loneliness can be difficult and unsettling. Like a gas gauge, it is important to identify what empties us and what fuels us. With understanding, knowledge, and humor, I assist my clients in identifying what empties them, such as stresses, worries, roadblocks, and other means of "stuck-ness." We also explore what fuels us and fills us, such as change, self-care, acceptance, balance, empowerment, and new beginnings.
(630) 463-6135 View (630) 463-6135
Photo of Monarch Wellness LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Monarch Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Often, there are mental health complications that arise during major life transitions such as relationship and career changes, marriage, divorce, pregnancy and birth. I enjoy working with people during these difficult and stressful periods. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients as they confront challenges in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. I have worked in a variety of mental health organizations and have completed advanced certification and training in perinatal mood disorders.
Often, there are mental health complications that arise during major life transitions such as relationship and career changes, marriage, divorce, pregnancy and birth. I enjoy working with people during these difficult and stressful periods. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients as they confront challenges in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. I have worked in a variety of mental health organizations and have completed advanced certification and training in perinatal mood disorders.
(773) 839-3282 View (773) 839-3282
Photo of Loqui Wellness Center PLLC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Loqui Wellness Center PLLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Loqui Wellness Center is where profound transformation meets authentic connection. Our boutique psychotherapy practice, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, is dedicated to helping individuals grow and achieve their goals through evidenced-based therapies and the power of authenticity. Our therapists are not only highly trained but also deeply committed to being our warm, compassionate selves in session, as a catalyst for motivation and connection as you begin your wellness journey.
Loqui Wellness Center is where profound transformation meets authentic connection. Our boutique psychotherapy practice, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, is dedicated to helping individuals grow and achieve their goals through evidenced-based therapies and the power of authenticity. Our therapists are not only highly trained but also deeply committed to being our warm, compassionate selves in session, as a catalyst for motivation and connection as you begin your wellness journey.
(630) 332-8712 View (630) 332-8712
Photo of Sarah Davidson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Sarah Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Your relationship is unraveling before you. You never imagined things could get this bad or that you would ever deal with such painful issues. You’re feeling invalidated, misunderstood, confused, hurt, and angry on a regular basis. All you want is to be happy again. You find yourself doubting the relationship and yourself on a regular basis. You've even considered what it would be like if you weren't together anymore. Other times you want to do everything you can to fix the problems but your efforts just aren't getting you the long term results you want. Your head is constantly spinning. Things were supposed to be different.
Your relationship is unraveling before you. You never imagined things could get this bad or that you would ever deal with such painful issues. You’re feeling invalidated, misunderstood, confused, hurt, and angry on a regular basis. All you want is to be happy again. You find yourself doubting the relationship and yourself on a regular basis. You've even considered what it would be like if you weren't together anymore. Other times you want to do everything you can to fix the problems but your efforts just aren't getting you the long term results you want. Your head is constantly spinning. Things were supposed to be different.
(630) 526-7344 View (630) 526-7344
Photo of Meg Childress, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Meg Childress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I help people of all ages who are dealing with stress, a significant loss, obstacles to achieving important goals, a mental health concern or difficulties in their relationships with others. Do you find yourself feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, or overwhelmed much of the time? We can work together to help you with that. Therapy provides a safe, designated space to work on feeling better, more satisfied, and "less stuck." I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach which appreciates that each person is unique, as is their life path and goals for treatment.
I help people of all ages who are dealing with stress, a significant loss, obstacles to achieving important goals, a mental health concern or difficulties in their relationships with others. Do you find yourself feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, or overwhelmed much of the time? We can work together to help you with that. Therapy provides a safe, designated space to work on feeling better, more satisfied, and "less stuck." I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach which appreciates that each person is unique, as is their life path and goals for treatment.
(630) 518-4014 View (630) 518-4014
Photo of Donald Mrozek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Donald Mrozek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Are you felling lonely, anxious, or depressed? Have you been in a “funk” and can’t find a way out? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? You're not alone! Often, we settle for known or understood pain because the alternative seems impossible or frightening. Successful therapy results in finding the solutions within ourselves for a better, happier life. The best way to achieve this relies on the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. I meet my client's where they're at and talk to them like people and not "patients."
Are you felling lonely, anxious, or depressed? Have you been in a “funk” and can’t find a way out? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? You're not alone! Often, we settle for known or understood pain because the alternative seems impossible or frightening. Successful therapy results in finding the solutions within ourselves for a better, happier life. The best way to achieve this relies on the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. I meet my client's where they're at and talk to them like people and not "patients."
(630) 300-8928 x1 View (630) 300-8928 x1
Photo of Christie Ochoa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Christie Ochoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I believe that therapy is a unique place to take a breath and a step back to figure out the direction to go. Life is a journey with both highs and lows. I believe that everyone can improve their lives and enjoy helping others identify the changes needed to better themselves. I am down-to-earth, relatable and genuine. I also enjoy pointing out the irony of everyday life and getting my clients to laugh at times. I believe therapy is beneficial to everyone and practice it myself.
I believe that therapy is a unique place to take a breath and a step back to figure out the direction to go. Life is a journey with both highs and lows. I believe that everyone can improve their lives and enjoy helping others identify the changes needed to better themselves. I am down-to-earth, relatable and genuine. I also enjoy pointing out the irony of everyday life and getting my clients to laugh at times. I believe therapy is beneficial to everyone and practice it myself.
(872) 401-8710 View (872) 401-8710
Photo of Tamakisha Meeks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Tamakisha Meeks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Tamakisha is passionate about being of service to others. She makes it her business to meet her clients where they are and work as a team to accomplish their therapeutic goals.
Tamakisha is passionate about being of service to others. She makes it her business to meet her clients where they are and work as a team to accomplish their therapeutic goals.
(630) 626-8556 x5 View (630) 626-8556 x5
Photo of Mary Ann Fosco, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Mary Ann Fosco
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60516
My method is wholistic and compassionate counseling for individuals and couples. I try to create a safe harbor for change for adults dealing with life issues such as self-esteem, relationships, grief or loss, goal-setting and anxiety. I try to get people in touch with their own truth in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment. I enjoy giving couples tools for resolving conflict and learning to fight fairly.
My method is wholistic and compassionate counseling for individuals and couples. I try to create a safe harbor for change for adults dealing with life issues such as self-esteem, relationships, grief or loss, goal-setting and anxiety. I try to get people in touch with their own truth in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment. I enjoy giving couples tools for resolving conflict and learning to fight fairly.
(630) 599-7493 View (630) 599-7493
Photo of Robert Scott, LPC Intern in Downers Grove, IL
Robert Scott
LPC Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I work primarily with teens, men's issues, and couples, but if you are a person in need of help, I'm here for that. I want to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing, and that will happen as we work together. I am currently working with a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling, under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). When necessary, I work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources necessary to help my clients.
I work primarily with teens, men's issues, and couples, but if you are a person in need of help, I'm here for that. I want to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing, and that will happen as we work together. I am currently working with a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling, under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). When necessary, I work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources necessary to help my clients.
(630) 526-7504 View (630) 526-7504
Photo of Michaela Zoppa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Michaela Zoppa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Smart, driven teen girls and women are often praised for keeping it all together - even if it means secretly falling apart behind the scenes. There's a lot of pressure to be the best at everything you do, which means there is no room for mistakes, and definitely no room for self-care. You wind up feeling panicked, overwhelmed, frustrated, or depressed. You often worry about what others think of you, and wish you could turn off that little voice that is always telling you what a failure you are. You wonder if anyone else ever feels like this. You know this isn't exactly normal...but you're not sure what to do about it.
Smart, driven teen girls and women are often praised for keeping it all together - even if it means secretly falling apart behind the scenes. There's a lot of pressure to be the best at everything you do, which means there is no room for mistakes, and definitely no room for self-care. You wind up feeling panicked, overwhelmed, frustrated, or depressed. You often worry about what others think of you, and wish you could turn off that little voice that is always telling you what a failure you are. You wonder if anyone else ever feels like this. You know this isn't exactly normal...but you're not sure what to do about it.
(630) 250-3852 View (630) 250-3852
Photo of Sophia Papageorge-Karvelas, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Sophia Papageorge-Karvelas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMT, CIMHP
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Welcome! Looking for support, healing, and to make life changes?! Do you want to find out how your diet is affecting your mental health & your overall wellness?! Nutritional Psychotherapy is the way to go! What we eat either supports our wellbeing or hinders it! Mood follows Food! I am a multi-disciplinary licensed clinical psychotherapist. I use my knowledge of psychology, health, nutrition, & bodywork to help people reconnect with their best selves and flourish! I focus on a mind & body connection. My passion is to work with people on their therapeutic journey and help them overcome emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues.
Welcome! Looking for support, healing, and to make life changes?! Do you want to find out how your diet is affecting your mental health & your overall wellness?! Nutritional Psychotherapy is the way to go! What we eat either supports our wellbeing or hinders it! Mood follows Food! I am a multi-disciplinary licensed clinical psychotherapist. I use my knowledge of psychology, health, nutrition, & bodywork to help people reconnect with their best selves and flourish! I focus on a mind & body connection. My passion is to work with people on their therapeutic journey and help them overcome emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues.
(708) 274-4383 View (708) 274-4383
Photo of Quantum Counseling Inc., Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Quantum Counseling Inc.
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CFTP
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Finding the right therapist is important. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to grow and work through the problems many face every day. Additionally, I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug counselor and have training working with people regarding Domestic Violence. I hope to work together with my clients to help them figure out why they do what they do and to make any changes they choose to make to improve their lives.
Finding the right therapist is important. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to grow and work through the problems many face every day. Additionally, I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug counselor and have training working with people regarding Domestic Violence. I hope to work together with my clients to help them figure out why they do what they do and to make any changes they choose to make to improve their lives.
(630) 707-7217 View (630) 707-7217
Photo of Emma Bonilla, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Emma Bonilla
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
8 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I am a compassionate, warm, and authentic therapist who brings a unique blend of warmth, empathy, and understanding to my work with clients. I understand that everyone's journey is different, and I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I specialize in working with caregivers, parents, people who want to be parents, and high achievers who struggle with confidence. I understand the challenges that come with these roles, and I'm here to help you find balance, set boundaries, build confidence and self-compassion, and create healthy relationships.
I am a compassionate, warm, and authentic therapist who brings a unique blend of warmth, empathy, and understanding to my work with clients. I understand that everyone's journey is different, and I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I specialize in working with caregivers, parents, people who want to be parents, and high achievers who struggle with confidence. I understand the challenges that come with these roles, and I'm here to help you find balance, set boundaries, build confidence and self-compassion, and create healthy relationships.
(872) 246-9908 View (872) 246-9908
Photo of Donna J Dhein, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Donna J Dhein
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Working with someone who is compassionate and knowledgeable can help to navigate unfamiliar territory. I help clients to draw on their own resources in achieving their goals and assist clients in developing their full potential. 20+ years in working with couples has provided the needed background in helping couples learn new ways of communicating with and relating to each other. Certified in EMDR, I also bring expertise to those who have undergone trauma, abuse or neglect, reprocessing negative beliefs and distressing emotions.
Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Working with someone who is compassionate and knowledgeable can help to navigate unfamiliar territory. I help clients to draw on their own resources in achieving their goals and assist clients in developing their full potential. 20+ years in working with couples has provided the needed background in helping couples learn new ways of communicating with and relating to each other. Certified in EMDR, I also bring expertise to those who have undergone trauma, abuse or neglect, reprocessing negative beliefs and distressing emotions.
(630) 743-6121 View (630) 743-6121
Photo of Anna D'Alessandro, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downers Grove, IL
Anna D'Alessandro
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Anna has dedicated her practice to working with first responders, veterans, and trauma. Anna is open to seeing clients aged 18- 64 years old. As a client- centered therapist, she utilizes EMDR, strengths- based cognitive behavioral therapy, solution- focused therapy, and mindfulness as her main methods of therapy.
Anna has dedicated her practice to working with first responders, veterans, and trauma. Anna is open to seeing clients aged 18- 64 years old. As a client- centered therapist, she utilizes EMDR, strengths- based cognitive behavioral therapy, solution- focused therapy, and mindfulness as her main methods of therapy.
(331) 215-9701 View (331) 215-9701

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Number of Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downers Grove, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Downers Grove, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downers Grove?

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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.