Therapists in Haughton, LA

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Ronnie J. Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MAMFT, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
I see counseling as a process in which the client and the counselor work together in achieving a safe environment of understanding, mutual respect, and trust. We work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I work with clients in a variety of formats including individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I also offer 1, 2, or 3 day "marriage intensives" in either the Haughton office or through teletherapy. Please contact me for more information on intensives.
I see counseling as a process in which the client and the counselor work together in achieving a safe environment of understanding, mutual respect, and trust. We work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I work with clients in a variety of formats including individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I also offer 1, 2, or 3 day "marriage intensives" in either the Haughton office or through teletherapy. Please contact me for more information on intensives.
(318) 374-1579 View (318) 374-1579
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Heather Mullins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037  (Online Only)
I get it. Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but let's be real – it's not always a walk in the park. I've been there, navigating the challenges, the joy, and yes, the anxiety that comes with being a mom in today's world. Maybe you're juggling the demands of parenting, feeling the weight of expectations, or simply trying to balance it all. It's okay – you're not alone. Our shared faith tells us that there's hope, and my role is to help you uncover it within yourself.
I get it. Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but let's be real – it's not always a walk in the park. I've been there, navigating the challenges, the joy, and yes, the anxiety that comes with being a mom in today's world. Maybe you're juggling the demands of parenting, feeling the weight of expectations, or simply trying to balance it all. It's okay – you're not alone. Our shared faith tells us that there's hope, and my role is to help you uncover it within yourself.
(318) 594-5172 View (318) 594-5172
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John Joseph Gianforte
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
My name is John Gianforte. I am a licensed professional counselor, and licensed marriage and family therapist in Louisiana. My graduate degree is in clinical psychology. I am in full-time private practice in Shreveport Louisiana. My career path has been diverse, and includes serving as the administrator and clinical director of a state and federally funded non-profit mental health clinic, legislative and legal advocacy for mental health services, and developing expertise in forensic mental health, hypnotherapy, and evidence based counseling interventions.
My name is John Gianforte. I am a licensed professional counselor, and licensed marriage and family therapist in Louisiana. My graduate degree is in clinical psychology. I am in full-time private practice in Shreveport Louisiana. My career path has been diverse, and includes serving as the administrator and clinical director of a state and federally funded non-profit mental health clinic, legislative and legal advocacy for mental health services, and developing expertise in forensic mental health, hypnotherapy, and evidence based counseling interventions.
(318) 497-4776 View (318) 497-4776
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Amanda Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037  (Online Only)
At Next Generation, therapy is provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). We are flexible in our availability as well as in the approach used to provide services. We understand that "sit and talk therapy" is not effective for everyone. Clients are met where they are by being provided services in a way that is comfortable for them. Let's work together to end generational curses by making the necessary changes today!
At Next Generation, therapy is provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). We are flexible in our availability as well as in the approach used to provide services. We understand that "sit and talk therapy" is not effective for everyone. Clients are met where they are by being provided services in a way that is comfortable for them. Let's work together to end generational curses by making the necessary changes today!
(318) 353-8136 View (318) 353-8136
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Dr. Alex Vega
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCBT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
Welcome to my private practice. I work with families, adults, couples, and parents. I work with my individual clients to manage stress, build more satisfying relationships, manage life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I help couples improve communication, build closer connections, and increase sexual intimacy. I work with parents to manage stressors of family life, including balancing family with personal care needs, and addressing their child's emotional or learning difficulties. I teach and/or supervise for Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana Monroe, Northwestern State University, and Louisiana State University in Shreveport. I frequently present to mental health centers, community organizations, and schools.
Welcome to my private practice. I work with families, adults, couples, and parents. I work with my individual clients to manage stress, build more satisfying relationships, manage life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I help couples improve communication, build closer connections, and increase sexual intimacy. I work with parents to manage stressors of family life, including balancing family with personal care needs, and addressing their child's emotional or learning difficulties. I teach and/or supervise for Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana Monroe, Northwestern State University, and Louisiana State University in Shreveport. I frequently present to mental health centers, community organizations, and schools.
(318) 608-4583 View (318) 608-4583
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Allison Borel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
Are you trying to hold it all together? Do people think your handling things considering what you've been through? Is it finally time you put yourself first? At Elated Counseling, My priority is giving you quality services with someone you can trust. I specialize in trauma, sexual abuse and life transitions. My interest includes working with individuals wanting to tap into their potential and heal. I have been in the helping field for over ten years and I bring quality therapy and education to the community.
Are you trying to hold it all together? Do people think your handling things considering what you've been through? Is it finally time you put yourself first? At Elated Counseling, My priority is giving you quality services with someone you can trust. I specialize in trauma, sexual abuse and life transitions. My interest includes working with individuals wanting to tap into their potential and heal. I have been in the helping field for over ten years and I bring quality therapy and education to the community.
(318) 257-6809 View (318) 257-6809
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Claire Goudeau Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037  (Online Only)
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee, and let’s talk. Many people see therapy as a one side conversation, with a limited ability to interact or experience one another as individuals. I can promise you, I am as real as it gets! I want to work with you to help you achieve all you hope while enjoying the process along the way. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and a deep breath) to call and see how I can help!
Let me pour you a cup of tea or coffee, and let’s talk. Many people see therapy as a one side conversation, with a limited ability to interact or experience one another as individuals. I can promise you, I am as real as it gets! I want to work with you to help you achieve all you hope while enjoying the process along the way. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and a deep breath) to call and see how I can help!
(318) 515-7144 View (318) 515-7144
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Sasha D. Johnson
BS, MS, PLMFT
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
Our lives are shaped by the different events we experience. Those events have great influence on our decision making process. Some of those influences may negatively impact relationships. This is true with couples, friends, family and even ourselves. We experience issues with conflict, grief, trauma, etc. and try to deal with them the best way we know how. It is a misconception that people are weak or have no faith when seeking professional help. I believe that seeking help from a therapist is a sign of strength. It is one of the bravest things a person can do.
Our lives are shaped by the different events we experience. Those events have great influence on our decision making process. Some of those influences may negatively impact relationships. This is true with couples, friends, family and even ourselves. We experience issues with conflict, grief, trauma, etc. and try to deal with them the best way we know how. It is a misconception that people are weak or have no faith when seeking professional help. I believe that seeking help from a therapist is a sign of strength. It is one of the bravest things a person can do.
(318) 616-8931 View (318) 616-8931
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Amanda Veuleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC, CCS
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
I facilitate sessions focusing on understanding, providing an environment of acceptance, warmth, and respect that helps guide clients through a process of self-awareness, growth, and change. I have extensive experience working with addiction and all of the underlying issues and with individuals and families with trauma related issues. My work in substance abuse has granted me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and I encourage clients to communicate openly about what works best for them.
I facilitate sessions focusing on understanding, providing an environment of acceptance, warmth, and respect that helps guide clients through a process of self-awareness, growth, and change. I have extensive experience working with addiction and all of the underlying issues and with individuals and families with trauma related issues. My work in substance abuse has granted me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and I encourage clients to communicate openly about what works best for them.
(318) 386-4968 View (318) 386-4968
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Kellie Rilling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to help you navigate life’s many challenges to reach a place of healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling is individualized to meet the client exactly where they are through empathetic, non-judgmental support and utilizing evidence-based interventions. I am passionate about helping clients of diverse backgrounds feel respected and safe throughout the counseling process. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor and aim to create an inclusive, validating space for all clients.
As a therapist at Restoring Light Counseling, my goal is to help you navigate life’s many challenges to reach a place of healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling is individualized to meet the client exactly where they are through empathetic, non-judgmental support and utilizing evidence-based interventions. I am passionate about helping clients of diverse backgrounds feel respected and safe throughout the counseling process. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor and aim to create an inclusive, validating space for all clients.
(318) 712-3407 View (318) 712-3407
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Yiching Chiu Trenkamp
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
Life can be tough sometimes, and it can feel like you're lost in the deep blue sea. If you're struggling with life's challenges, please know that it's okay to reach out and seek support. Your feelings are valid, and you're not alone in navigating through them. I’m a PLPC who specialize in providing compassionate guidance to adults and adolescents facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, I'm here to help you through these struggles.
Life can be tough sometimes, and it can feel like you're lost in the deep blue sea. If you're struggling with life's challenges, please know that it's okay to reach out and seek support. Your feelings are valid, and you're not alone in navigating through them. I’m a PLPC who specialize in providing compassionate guidance to adults and adolescents facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, I'm here to help you through these struggles.
(318) 498-5745 View (318) 498-5745
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Crystal Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
The same themes are cropping up in therapy offices across the world. People feel more overwhelmed and disconnected than ever before. There are a myriad of reasons and yours is certainly personal and individual to you. If you feel as if you're treading water - the duck feet are going 90 to nothing below the water - but nothing ever seems to change... therapy may be a logical next step. You are absolutely capable of change! Whatever is holding you back, whatever may lead to feelings of hopelessness: together, we can try to make it look different.
The same themes are cropping up in therapy offices across the world. People feel more overwhelmed and disconnected than ever before. There are a myriad of reasons and yours is certainly personal and individual to you. If you feel as if you're treading water - the duck feet are going 90 to nothing below the water - but nothing ever seems to change... therapy may be a logical next step. You are absolutely capable of change! Whatever is holding you back, whatever may lead to feelings of hopelessness: together, we can try to make it look different.
(318) 333-3152 View (318) 333-3152
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Transforming Minds Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
Are you struggling with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and/or Substance Abuse? Are you or your children experiencing ADHD symptoms, Oppositional Defiance, or Impulsivity? Having thoughts of hopelessness, and/or fearful of the unexpected due to you or a loved one being diagnosed with an unforeseen illness? If you have answered Yes to any of these you have come to the right place and I would like to welcome you because you have taken the first step.
Are you struggling with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and/or Substance Abuse? Are you or your children experiencing ADHD symptoms, Oppositional Defiance, or Impulsivity? Having thoughts of hopelessness, and/or fearful of the unexpected due to you or a loved one being diagnosed with an unforeseen illness? If you have answered Yes to any of these you have come to the right place and I would like to welcome you because you have taken the first step.
(318) 431-6918 View (318) 431-6918
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Samantha Strange- Life Journey Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haughton, LA 71037
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. I'm Samantha, a therapist who will be proactive in helping you learn effective skills to cope with emotional distress and trauma. My specialty areas are treating depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, difficulty adjusting to life issues, and mood dysregulation. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help improve your ability to cope with distress and uncomfortable emotions. I was trained in DBT by The Linehan Institute. I have been leading DBT skills groups since December 2017.
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. I'm Samantha, a therapist who will be proactive in helping you learn effective skills to cope with emotional distress and trauma. My specialty areas are treating depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, difficulty adjusting to life issues, and mood dysregulation. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help improve your ability to cope with distress and uncomfortable emotions. I was trained in DBT by The Linehan Institute. I have been leading DBT skills groups since December 2017.
(318) 495-8203 View (318) 495-8203
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Janie P Landry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037
Reaching out for help takes courage and is likely one of the hardest steps on the path to healing. Maybe you've been praying that a relationship will improve, or you'll get a better job, the anxiety/depression you're feeling will go away, or the addiction you're battling will subside. Prayer does change things and gives us hope, but seeking the help of a trained professional can accelerate positive change, re-frame negative thoughts, and help restore balance in life. Learning new ways to cope, tapping into the power of mindfulness, and changing perspectives can ease depression and end isolation.
Reaching out for help takes courage and is likely one of the hardest steps on the path to healing. Maybe you've been praying that a relationship will improve, or you'll get a better job, the anxiety/depression you're feeling will go away, or the addiction you're battling will subside. Prayer does change things and gives us hope, but seeking the help of a trained professional can accelerate positive change, re-frame negative thoughts, and help restore balance in life. Learning new ways to cope, tapping into the power of mindfulness, and changing perspectives can ease depression and end isolation.
(318) 310-4504 View (318) 310-4504
Shadaria Nicole Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-, BACS, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Haughton, LA 71037  (Online Only)
(318) 495-1221 View (318) 495-1221

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Lisa P Stevenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
My approach to counseling is to build a trusting, working partnership with my clients to assist and support them in identifying problems and obstacles which negatively impact emotional, relational, and functional wellbeing and to find effective, practical strategies for improving quality of life. I will collaborate with you to develop an individual, and personalized plan, consistent with your values and goals, and using research-based methods to assist you in achieving long-term, positive changes. In order to do this I draw from my experiences working with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues and experiences.
My approach to counseling is to build a trusting, working partnership with my clients to assist and support them in identifying problems and obstacles which negatively impact emotional, relational, and functional wellbeing and to find effective, practical strategies for improving quality of life. I will collaborate with you to develop an individual, and personalized plan, consistent with your values and goals, and using research-based methods to assist you in achieving long-term, positive changes. In order to do this I draw from my experiences working with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of issues and experiences.
(318) 367-0304 View (318) 367-0304
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Ashley Enders Clinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71112
Welcome to my practice. I work with children 4 years old and up, adults, families and couples. I work with children using different skills of play therapy, behavior modification, learning to communicate effectively. I do my best to help all my clients feel comfortable so you are able to enjoy the counseling atmosphere I have to provide. I help parents with discipline education, behavior modification, advocating for your child, encouraging positive, honest and open communication, and establish routine/structured environment. I work with couples in fair fighting, relationship conflict resolution, and positive communication.
Welcome to my practice. I work with children 4 years old and up, adults, families and couples. I work with children using different skills of play therapy, behavior modification, learning to communicate effectively. I do my best to help all my clients feel comfortable so you are able to enjoy the counseling atmosphere I have to provide. I help parents with discipline education, behavior modification, advocating for your child, encouraging positive, honest and open communication, and establish routine/structured environment. I work with couples in fair fighting, relationship conflict resolution, and positive communication.
(318) 523-4057 View (318) 523-4057
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Natalee Russell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Bossier City, LA 71112
I enjoy working with all ages and situations such as individual adults, people dealing with effects of trauma, and couples. I also specialize in adolescents and young adults that struggle with social anxiety, depression, self-harm, and body image/self esteem. I love to help families strengthen parent - child relationships.
I enjoy working with all ages and situations such as individual adults, people dealing with effects of trauma, and couples. I also specialize in adolescents and young adults that struggle with social anxiety, depression, self-harm, and body image/self esteem. I love to help families strengthen parent - child relationships.
(318) 750-3417 View (318) 750-3417
Photo of Jill May- Life Journey Wellness, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jill May- Life Journey Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bossier City, LA 71111  (Online Only)
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. Does your child have emotional or behavioral issues? Are you a parent struggling to understand how to better relate to your child, adolescent, or teen? You are not alone! I can help your child learn healthy strategies for coping with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, poor grades, and peer relationships. You don't have to feel hopeless about parenting any longer. As a mother and a therapist, I have over 12 years of experience helping children and young adults gain the tools they need in order to live healthy and happy lives.
Book your first appointment with me at our website: www.ljwellnessla.com. Does your child have emotional or behavioral issues? Are you a parent struggling to understand how to better relate to your child, adolescent, or teen? You are not alone! I can help your child learn healthy strategies for coping with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, poor grades, and peer relationships. You don't have to feel hopeless about parenting any longer. As a mother and a therapist, I have over 12 years of experience helping children and young adults gain the tools they need in order to live healthy and happy lives.
(318) 228-2769 View (318) 228-2769

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Haughton, LA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Haughton, LA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
81% Stress
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Haughton, LA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Haughton?

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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.