Therapists in Overland Park, KS

Photo of Sharee N Mims, LSCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharee N Mims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I value the therapeutic relationship and seek to work collaboratively with you to identify goals and select interventions that are tailored to your needs. In agreement with you, I will journey alongside you as you explore self, growth, and healing. May our work together foster hope, insight, and empowerment so you can achieve your personal goals.
As a therapist, I value the therapeutic relationship and seek to work collaboratively with you to identify goals and select interventions that are tailored to your needs. In agreement with you, I will journey alongside you as you explore self, growth, and healing. May our work together foster hope, insight, and empowerment so you can achieve your personal goals.
(913) 347-5293 View (913) 347-5293
Photo of Mindy Hager, LPC, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mindy Hager
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
As of July 2024: Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma, depression. Change can be scary, even thinking about facing it may feel insurmountable. I understand that seeking therapy can be a daunting step, especially when you're already feeling overwhelmed. My approach is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Together, we will work to uncover the root causes of your distress, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build resilience for the future. By being here, you're already taking a brave step towards healing.
As of July 2024: Accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma, depression. Change can be scary, even thinking about facing it may feel insurmountable. I understand that seeking therapy can be a daunting step, especially when you're already feeling overwhelmed. My approach is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Together, we will work to uncover the root causes of your distress, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build resilience for the future. By being here, you're already taking a brave step towards healing.
(913) 359-8649 View (913) 359-8649
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Kristin Suttle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66207
I believe creating a supportive and safe therapeutic relationship is the introduction to pursuing mental health and well being. Relationships cause brokenness and pain, but they are also the source of healing. My goal is to form a trusting relationship where you feel heard, valued and validated. As we journey together, you will begin to explore how your past is connected to and currently impacts your present. It is through this exploration and a strong therapeutic relationship that you can begin to embrace and work with the life you've been given. I am honored and excited to walk through this adventure with you.
I believe creating a supportive and safe therapeutic relationship is the introduction to pursuing mental health and well being. Relationships cause brokenness and pain, but they are also the source of healing. My goal is to form a trusting relationship where you feel heard, valued and validated. As we journey together, you will begin to explore how your past is connected to and currently impacts your present. It is through this exploration and a strong therapeutic relationship that you can begin to embrace and work with the life you've been given. I am honored and excited to walk through this adventure with you.
(913) 562-6819 View (913) 562-6819
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Kathy Teater
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66212
Are life's events or situations leaving you feeling frustrated, confused, hopeless and unsure how to resolve your issues? My desire is to journey with you in these struggles. I provide a safe, confidential environment where you can begin to understand the difficulties you face so you can find the inner peace that allows you to move forward. Using humor and understanding in a casual practical setting, my hope is you will feel at ease as you deal with the concerns you are experiencing.
Are life's events or situations leaving you feeling frustrated, confused, hopeless and unsure how to resolve your issues? My desire is to journey with you in these struggles. I provide a safe, confidential environment where you can begin to understand the difficulties you face so you can find the inner peace that allows you to move forward. Using humor and understanding in a casual practical setting, my hope is you will feel at ease as you deal with the concerns you are experiencing.
(913) 845-7704 View (913) 845-7704
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Amy Elizabeth Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66207
I believe emotional balance and connection are the keys to healing and wellbeing. Sometimes, we can feel stuck or lost and I'm here to provide a supportive space to work through life's difficulties. Seeing a therapist does not mean you are broken, it means that you value living a life where you can flourish.
I believe emotional balance and connection are the keys to healing and wellbeing. Sometimes, we can feel stuck or lost and I'm here to provide a supportive space to work through life's difficulties. Seeing a therapist does not mean you are broken, it means that you value living a life where you can flourish.
(913) 444-6868 View (913) 444-6868
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Kevin B Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66211
I specialize in a few types of clients - Couples hanging on by a thread, men who are less than thrilled at the idea of attending therapy, and individuals that live under a constant state of frustration in life. As someone who has lived and survived all of these scenarios personally, I've have a ton of empathy and a box of tools ready for people motivated to achieve change. Whether you are picking up the pieces from infidelity, exhausted from fighting about the same tired topics, or struggling to escape the things that beat you down, I am honored to pull up a chair and begin sorting through the mess in your first session.
I specialize in a few types of clients - Couples hanging on by a thread, men who are less than thrilled at the idea of attending therapy, and individuals that live under a constant state of frustration in life. As someone who has lived and survived all of these scenarios personally, I've have a ton of empathy and a box of tools ready for people motivated to achieve change. Whether you are picking up the pieces from infidelity, exhausted from fighting about the same tired topics, or struggling to escape the things that beat you down, I am honored to pull up a chair and begin sorting through the mess in your first session.
(913) 318-4957 View (913) 318-4957
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Patricia Lord
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66223
I work with children, teens and families, also adults (individually and as a couple) to identify areas of personal and relational difficulty. My goal being to help each client to improve communication and provide a safe place to learn effective skills to manage their stresses, feelings and behaviors. Together, finding ways to achieve clarity, mindfulness and peace within themselves and their relationships.
I work with children, teens and families, also adults (individually and as a couple) to identify areas of personal and relational difficulty. My goal being to help each client to improve communication and provide a safe place to learn effective skills to manage their stresses, feelings and behaviors. Together, finding ways to achieve clarity, mindfulness and peace within themselves and their relationships.
(913) 325-4616 View (913) 325-4616
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Kyla Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66210
Seeking psychotherapy is an incredibly difficult yet often essential first step to making the changes necessary to have the life you want. My goal is to support and guide clients as they seek to better themselves, learn healthy ways to cope with life's difficulties, gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors, and overcome past pain and suffering by creating corrective connections. I gain fulfillment in my career by drawing on my unique set of skills and clinical experiences to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals, cultivate acceptance, and reach their full potential.
Seeking psychotherapy is an incredibly difficult yet often essential first step to making the changes necessary to have the life you want. My goal is to support and guide clients as they seek to better themselves, learn healthy ways to cope with life's difficulties, gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors, and overcome past pain and suffering by creating corrective connections. I gain fulfillment in my career by drawing on my unique set of skills and clinical experiences to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals, cultivate acceptance, and reach their full potential.
(913) 395-8040 View (913) 395-8040
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Grant Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66213
Grant has 25 years of experience. He specializes with high conflict couples who are on the brink of divorce or a break-up. He also provides therapy for men and other individuals who feel lost, stuck, alone and ineffective.
Grant has 25 years of experience. He specializes with high conflict couples who are on the brink of divorce or a break-up. He also provides therapy for men and other individuals who feel lost, stuck, alone and ineffective.
(913) 430-1616 View (913) 430-1616
Photo of Jacob Weakland, LPC, MAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jacob Weakland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66207
The therapy room can be a daunting place. It must be a safe place where you can open up and be yourself, without being judged. Personal exploration, life questions, relationship struggles...these are deep waters to wade through alone. Processing our experiences with trusted others can be revolutionary, and a therapeutic relationship can be a pivotal move toward healing and wholeness. You are worth knowing and your experiences are important to me. We will make room for your thoughts, feelings, perspectives and all that you are going through. The floor is yours! In this room, you can leave the burden of caring for others at the door.
The therapy room can be a daunting place. It must be a safe place where you can open up and be yourself, without being judged. Personal exploration, life questions, relationship struggles...these are deep waters to wade through alone. Processing our experiences with trusted others can be revolutionary, and a therapeutic relationship can be a pivotal move toward healing and wholeness. You are worth knowing and your experiences are important to me. We will make room for your thoughts, feelings, perspectives and all that you are going through. The floor is yours! In this room, you can leave the burden of caring for others at the door.
(913) 899-3002 View (913) 899-3002
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Cristina Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66210
It can be so hard to connect to the people closest to you and yet if you can just get past the nasty cycle, hurts, and anxiety, they are the most rewarding to be with. I have a deep passion to work with couples who want to build on their intimacy and relationship. I also love to walk along side those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma and help people feel like they can breathe again.
It can be so hard to connect to the people closest to you and yet if you can just get past the nasty cycle, hurts, and anxiety, they are the most rewarding to be with. I have a deep passion to work with couples who want to build on their intimacy and relationship. I also love to walk along side those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma and help people feel like they can breathe again.
(913) 404-5733 View (913) 404-5733
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Adam Joseph Clement
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
I am a systemically trained, collaborative marriage and family therapist with experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I am passionate about working with clients to identify, foster, and implement their inherent strengths to address the presenting issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults through a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce, step-families, life transitions, grief, infidelity, and marital issues to name a few.
I am a systemically trained, collaborative marriage and family therapist with experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I am passionate about working with clients to identify, foster, and implement their inherent strengths to address the presenting issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults through a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, divorce, step-families, life transitions, grief, infidelity, and marital issues to name a few.
(913) 225-7633 x102 View (913) 225-7633 x102
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Heather A Astill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66209
Living comes with its fair share of stressors, and yet, your situation is unique to you. Do you need a chance to regroup, sort through ideas, and move through a rough spot? Perhaps you haven't quite felt yourself, and you want to get back to you. Maybe you and someone significant have been experiencing conflict, and you would like a neutral party to help work through the complicated reactions that have resulted and come to a clear resolution. If you find yourself in one of these scenarios, I would gladly offer perspective and a listening ear.
Living comes with its fair share of stressors, and yet, your situation is unique to you. Do you need a chance to regroup, sort through ideas, and move through a rough spot? Perhaps you haven't quite felt yourself, and you want to get back to you. Maybe you and someone significant have been experiencing conflict, and you would like a neutral party to help work through the complicated reactions that have resulted and come to a clear resolution. If you find yourself in one of these scenarios, I would gladly offer perspective and a listening ear.
(913) 357-5941 View (913) 357-5941
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Melinda Lericos
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
Do you find that you regularly battle with your body and thoughts? Not trusting yourself, ashamed of your body, can't make a decision, or judgmental of yourself? Is food a tool to avoid emotions, force your body to look different, create security? Are you a new-mom striving for better but hitting the overwhelmed, mom guilt, wall? Is trauma impacting your relationships? You are not alone. Trust + Health ebb and flow as we engage in our lives, relationships, and transition. As we continue to strive for unachievable perfection, we end up with intrusive, ruminative negative thoughts; in a constant power struggle with our brain and body.
Do you find that you regularly battle with your body and thoughts? Not trusting yourself, ashamed of your body, can't make a decision, or judgmental of yourself? Is food a tool to avoid emotions, force your body to look different, create security? Are you a new-mom striving for better but hitting the overwhelmed, mom guilt, wall? Is trauma impacting your relationships? You are not alone. Trust + Health ebb and flow as we engage in our lives, relationships, and transition. As we continue to strive for unachievable perfection, we end up with intrusive, ruminative negative thoughts; in a constant power struggle with our brain and body.
(913) 937-2032 View (913) 937-2032
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Lauren E. Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66212
Feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, alone, or overburdened? Maybe even numb, empty, and hopeless? These symptoms can be all too familiar, yet so personal and isolating. The truth is, there's no need to continue dealing with this alone. As your therapist, I'll help you identify what has been keeping you stuck and together we can discover your specific path towards overcoming these obstacles. Your pain and unease doesn't have to have control you anymore. Schedule a session or send me an email, and we will the next steps together. I can't wait to see what feeling better does for you!
Feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, alone, or overburdened? Maybe even numb, empty, and hopeless? These symptoms can be all too familiar, yet so personal and isolating. The truth is, there's no need to continue dealing with this alone. As your therapist, I'll help you identify what has been keeping you stuck and together we can discover your specific path towards overcoming these obstacles. Your pain and unease doesn't have to have control you anymore. Schedule a session or send me an email, and we will the next steps together. I can't wait to see what feeling better does for you!
(913) 724-6265 View (913) 724-6265
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Dr. Jessica Cohenour
Psychologist, PhD, LP, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66209
Taking steps to find the answers and support necessary to live the life you want for yourself or your loved ones takes perseverance, commitment, and willingness to trust. This is centered in my approach to providing high quality psychological and behavioral assessment to individuals of all ages. I provide comprehensive evaluations for autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and giftedness in addition to a variety of other assessments for behavioral and emotional concerns (e.g., anxiety, mood, and personality disorders). All evaluations are individualized to provide a complete picture of functioning.
Taking steps to find the answers and support necessary to live the life you want for yourself or your loved ones takes perseverance, commitment, and willingness to trust. This is centered in my approach to providing high quality psychological and behavioral assessment to individuals of all ages. I provide comprehensive evaluations for autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and giftedness in addition to a variety of other assessments for behavioral and emotional concerns (e.g., anxiety, mood, and personality disorders). All evaluations are individualized to provide a complete picture of functioning.
(913) 647-7990 View (913) 647-7990
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Angela L Lake
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66212
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, personal relationships? Concerned about finding a therapist who will be a good fit for you? My view of therapy is to come alongside you; to support transformation into the best version of yourself; to allow you to integrate thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to work through old wounds and barriers...so you can learn to use healthier coping skills, better communication skills, and handle conflict. I believe when you feel accepted and supported, then you are more able to risk vulnerability, to look into yourself in order to grow, enjoy being you and have healthier connections.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, personal relationships? Concerned about finding a therapist who will be a good fit for you? My view of therapy is to come alongside you; to support transformation into the best version of yourself; to allow you to integrate thoughts, feelings, and emotions; to work through old wounds and barriers...so you can learn to use healthier coping skills, better communication skills, and handle conflict. I believe when you feel accepted and supported, then you are more able to risk vulnerability, to look into yourself in order to grow, enjoy being you and have healthier connections.
(913) 728-5132 View (913) 728-5132
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Doug Burford
Counselor, DMin, LCPC, LPC, CSD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66204
I specialize in couples therapy, from premarital counseling to 2 ¼-day intensives through Couples Therapy, Inc. I take great joy in helping couples gain relational insights and apply new tools to form a more satisfying relationship. My approach incorporates experience in social work (BSW), ministry (MDiv, DMin, CSD), and counseling (MAC, LCPC, EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Certified Enneagram Coaching). I am specialty trained by The Gottman Institute in affair recovery. Through these disciplines, I've noticed overlapping consistency in what brings healing, wholeness, and harmonious relationships.
I specialize in couples therapy, from premarital counseling to 2 ¼-day intensives through Couples Therapy, Inc. I take great joy in helping couples gain relational insights and apply new tools to form a more satisfying relationship. My approach incorporates experience in social work (BSW), ministry (MDiv, DMin, CSD), and counseling (MAC, LCPC, EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Certified Enneagram Coaching). I am specialty trained by The Gottman Institute in affair recovery. Through these disciplines, I've noticed overlapping consistency in what brings healing, wholeness, and harmonious relationships.
(913) 562-6977 View (913) 562-6977
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Sindhu Fedosyuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, GT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
When you come to therapy, it should feel like you’re coming home. I believe that no chance occurs without a relationship first. Let me be your wingman and we will get through this together. You are not alone.
When you come to therapy, it should feel like you’re coming home. I believe that no chance occurs without a relationship first. Let me be your wingman and we will get through this together. You are not alone.
(785) 341-8340 View (785) 341-8340
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Jill Curtis Licensed Clinical Counselor
Counselor, MS, EdS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66211
As a client-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or relationship problems, today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered to maximize your utmost potential. Therapy is for someone who is motivated to grow, learn about themselves, and make positive changes in their life and relationships. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
As a client-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or relationship problems, today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered to maximize your utmost potential. Therapy is for someone who is motivated to grow, learn about themselves, and make positive changes in their life and relationships. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(913) 357-6380 View (913) 357-6380

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Number of Therapists in Overland Park, KS

800+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Overland Park, KS who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Overland Park, KS see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Overland Park?

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.