Therapists in Ouachita Parish, LA

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Photo of Amanda Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ouachita Parish, LA
Amanda Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
Difficult times and unexpected life changes happen. Relationships struggle and sometimes they end. Anger, grief, depression, and anxiety are often a result. Counseling is a powerful asset to help you reach healing and growth. I can help you understand your situation and help you move through productively. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and began practicing in 2003. I have experience in working with various populations and age ranges.
Difficult times and unexpected life changes happen. Relationships struggle and sometimes they end. Anger, grief, depression, and anxiety are often a result. Counseling is a powerful asset to help you reach healing and growth. I can help you understand your situation and help you move through productively. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and began practicing in 2003. I have experience in working with various populations and age ranges.
(318) 737-7201 View (318) 737-7201
Photo of Alexis Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Alexis Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
How many times have you thought to yourself, "No one understands me"? A lot, huh? I get it. See, the problem is that you are the only person living inside your mind. Others in our lives can attempt to understand and support us but most of the time they have no idea how to really help. It’s not that they don’t want to help—they just don’t know how to. Think of therapy as an hour for yourself. To sit with your feelings, to express them how YOU want to express them, to dive into the things that you think others can’t handle. I can handle it. This is what I’m here for. Let my office be your dumping ground.
How many times have you thought to yourself, "No one understands me"? A lot, huh? I get it. See, the problem is that you are the only person living inside your mind. Others in our lives can attempt to understand and support us but most of the time they have no idea how to really help. It’s not that they don’t want to help—they just don’t know how to. Think of therapy as an hour for yourself. To sit with your feelings, to express them how YOU want to express them, to dive into the things that you think others can’t handle. I can handle it. This is what I’m here for. Let my office be your dumping ground.
(318) 495-2573 View (318) 495-2573
Photo of Alyssa Tamburo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Alyssa Tamburo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71201
There are so many obstacles life can throw at you. It is exhausting, crippling, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling like you are caught in a tidal wave and drowning. How do you get to a place where you feel like you can breathe again? Take my hand and let me help pull you out of the crashing waves. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to speak freely in. I believe in establishing caring, trustworthy relationships with my clients. Through love, compassion, and understanding we can work together to conquer the struggles that are impacting your life. You are not alone in this.
There are so many obstacles life can throw at you. It is exhausting, crippling, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling like you are caught in a tidal wave and drowning. How do you get to a place where you feel like you can breathe again? Take my hand and let me help pull you out of the crashing waves. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to speak freely in. I believe in establishing caring, trustworthy relationships with my clients. Through love, compassion, and understanding we can work together to conquer the struggles that are impacting your life. You are not alone in this.
(318) 600-5175 View (318) 600-5175
Photo of Shawanda Gayton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Shawanda Gayton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291  (Online Only)
Shawanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. Shawanda has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, and relationship and family conflict. Shawanda tailors your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. No one is a better expert at your life than YOU; Shawanda feels her job is to offer you a different perspective in hopes that it will lead you to discover the best path for your life.
Shawanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Louisiana with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. Shawanda has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management, behavioral issues, relationship issues, parenting problems, and relationship and family conflict. Shawanda tailors your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. No one is a better expert at your life than YOU; Shawanda feels her job is to offer you a different perspective in hopes that it will lead you to discover the best path for your life.
(318) 824-4167 View (318) 824-4167
Photo of Dr. Sabryna Herring-Antwine, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Dr. Sabryna Herring-Antwine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, LA 71203
Utilizing a collaborative approach, I’m passionate about helping Individuals develop and embrace a strong sense of autonomy. I firmly believe that only you can give yourself permission to live the life you desire. I work alongside you to restructure negative thoughts and behaviors in effort to increase confidence, self-awareness, and control over one's own life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I maintain that the client is the expert of themselves. I promote open dialogue and demonstrate unconditional positive regards towards all. ​
Utilizing a collaborative approach, I’m passionate about helping Individuals develop and embrace a strong sense of autonomy. I firmly believe that only you can give yourself permission to live the life you desire. I work alongside you to restructure negative thoughts and behaviors in effort to increase confidence, self-awareness, and control over one's own life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I maintain that the client is the expert of themselves. I promote open dialogue and demonstrate unconditional positive regards towards all. ​
(318) 374-1532 View (318) 374-1532
Photo of Zenobia Wilson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Zenobia Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my primary goal is to offer a warm and empathetic therapeutic environment where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without fear of judgement. My therapeutic approach is grounded in but not limited to evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) mindfulness techniques, person-centered and solution focused therapy. In working with Clients, I utilize a collaborative approach to facilitate healing and growth. I strive to foster a strong therapeutic alliance characterized by trust, respect, and open communication.
As a therapist, my primary goal is to offer a warm and empathetic therapeutic environment where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without fear of judgement. My therapeutic approach is grounded in but not limited to evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) mindfulness techniques, person-centered and solution focused therapy. In working with Clients, I utilize a collaborative approach to facilitate healing and growth. I strive to foster a strong therapeutic alliance characterized by trust, respect, and open communication.
(318) 521-9553 View (318) 521-9553
Photo of Beth P Vetrano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Beth P Vetrano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
I enjoy working with clients in a variety of formats,including individually,couples,families and children. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. Most recently I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART uses imagery rescripting and memory reconsolidation to alter negative emotions and sensations associated with pain or trauma,in as few as 1-5 sessions. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues such as depression,anxiety,marriage,self-esteem and divorce.
I enjoy working with clients in a variety of formats,including individually,couples,families and children. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. Most recently I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART uses imagery rescripting and memory reconsolidation to alter negative emotions and sensations associated with pain or trauma,in as few as 1-5 sessions. I have experience helping clients with a variety of issues such as depression,anxiety,marriage,self-esteem and divorce.
(318) 475-3099 View (318) 475-3099
Photo of Katie Beth Thompson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ouachita Parish, LA
Katie Beth Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, PLMFT
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
I believe that each person possesses the necessary tools to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal. I want to work together to influence positive change, whatever that process may look like. My goal is to create an environment where you can be excited about who you are and how far you can go! My role as a therapist is to walk beside you through this process.
I believe that each person possesses the necessary tools to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal. I want to work together to influence positive change, whatever that process may look like. My goal is to create an environment where you can be excited about who you are and how far you can go! My role as a therapist is to walk beside you through this process.
(318) 731-9221 View (318) 731-9221
Photo of Mark S DeBord, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ouachita Parish, LA
Mark S DeBord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
Psychotherapy or counseling is a process of growth and problem solving. It is an effort that requires sincerity, hard work and commitment from the client(s) and the therapist. My commitment to you is to use my knowledge and skills to assist you in meeting your specific needs. Please take a look at my website for more information and feel free to give me a call. I am unique in that I am the one who answers the phone as I am a one-man operation. I will provide you with personal service. I look forward to hearing from you!
Psychotherapy or counseling is a process of growth and problem solving. It is an effort that requires sincerity, hard work and commitment from the client(s) and the therapist. My commitment to you is to use my knowledge and skills to assist you in meeting your specific needs. Please take a look at my website for more information and feel free to give me a call. I am unique in that I am the one who answers the phone as I am a one-man operation. I will provide you with personal service. I look forward to hearing from you!
(318) 787-0219 View (318) 787-0219
Photo of Amber Ledford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Amber Ledford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
I work with adults who have experienced challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, and stress.
I work with adults who have experienced challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, family separation, and stress.
(318) 559-8247 View (318) 559-8247
Photo of Carolyn Ann Bruce, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Carolyn Ann Bruce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71209
A compass is a tool used for guidance and direction. It is vital in helping someone find their way when they are lost or trying to get to their destination. Much like a compass, counseling can be an important tool for "direction" through a variety of difficult situations. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in healthy ways to change behaviors that may be contributing to your problems. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re are ready to move in a new direction in your life. I look forward working with you to achieve your goals.
A compass is a tool used for guidance and direction. It is vital in helping someone find their way when they are lost or trying to get to their destination. Much like a compass, counseling can be an important tool for "direction" through a variety of difficult situations. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in healthy ways to change behaviors that may be contributing to your problems. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re are ready to move in a new direction in your life. I look forward working with you to achieve your goals.
(318) 225-7229 View (318) 225-7229
Photo of Navjot Redpath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Navjot Redpath
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201  (Online Only)
Nikky Redpath is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. She has over 15 year of experience counseling children and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, personal issues, attention deficit hyperactivity, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss. Nikky completed her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Education focusing in Human Services Counseling both at the University of New Orleans.
Nikky Redpath is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana. She has over 15 year of experience counseling children and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, personal issues, attention deficit hyperactivity, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss. Nikky completed her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Education focusing in Human Services Counseling both at the University of New Orleans.
(318) 217-8376 View (318) 217-8376
Photo of Marley Herrera, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ouachita Parish, LA
Marley Herrera
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLMFT, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Monroe, LA 71291
Do you feel lonely and worry you won’t fit in? Maybe you always put the needs of others first and your needs last. Although it might not feel like it, you are doing the best that you can.Everyone deserves to feel respected, worthy, and validated in their experiences regardless of who you are. Which is what I, as your therapist, can offer for you.
Do you feel lonely and worry you won’t fit in? Maybe you always put the needs of others first and your needs last. Although it might not feel like it, you are doing the best that you can.Everyone deserves to feel respected, worthy, and validated in their experiences regardless of who you are. Which is what I, as your therapist, can offer for you.
(318) 386-4841 View (318) 386-4841
Photo of Donna Scallan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Donna Scallan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
I have experience working with clients of ages 4 and up and provide counseling to individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life problems, anger, and those seeking better ways to handle life's difficulties. I work with motivated clients who are looking to change their current situations and improve the quality of their life. I tailor my approach to your specific needs; there are many helpful paths but we will work together to find the one that fits best for you to reach your goals.
I have experience working with clients of ages 4 and up and provide counseling to individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life problems, anger, and those seeking better ways to handle life's difficulties. I work with motivated clients who are looking to change their current situations and improve the quality of their life. I tailor my approach to your specific needs; there are many helpful paths but we will work together to find the one that fits best for you to reach your goals.
(318) 577-2729 View (318) 577-2729
Photo of Sovichan E Scaria, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ouachita Parish, LA
Sovichan E Scaria
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71203
Not accepting new clients
I am a Christian counselor and a multicultural Marriage and Family Therapist. I serve as a conduit for healthy change, especially for those clients who are experiencing many emotional storms in their lives. I accept clients (individuals, couples, families, and groups) based on who they are and their expressed identity without judgement.
I am a Christian counselor and a multicultural Marriage and Family Therapist. I serve as a conduit for healthy change, especially for those clients who are experiencing many emotional storms in their lives. I accept clients (individuals, couples, families, and groups) based on who they are and their expressed identity without judgement.
(318) 354-4956 View (318) 354-4956
Photo of Lawrencia Q Jenkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Lawrencia Q Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Monroe, LA 71291
Not accepting new clients
Lawrencia has experience working with individuals, couples, families, children and teens - ages 10 and up. I work with clients who have a variety of challenges such as: racial trauma, adjustment and transition issues, relationship conflict and challenges, PTSD, parent-child relationships, struggle with self-care, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and more! Lawrencia works with a variety of populations. However, working with adolescent and teen girls, minority populations and exploring the effects of historical trauma are the clinician's favorites.
Lawrencia has experience working with individuals, couples, families, children and teens - ages 10 and up. I work with clients who have a variety of challenges such as: racial trauma, adjustment and transition issues, relationship conflict and challenges, PTSD, parent-child relationships, struggle with self-care, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression and more! Lawrencia works with a variety of populations. However, working with adolescent and teen girls, minority populations and exploring the effects of historical trauma are the clinician's favorites.
(318) 225-8084 View (318) 225-8084
Photo of Scarlett Stansbury, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Scarlett Stansbury
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, PLPC, PLMFT
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
If you have found yourself in a dark place, brought there by your past trauma, circumstantial difficulties, lack of motivation, intrusive thoughts, low self-esteem, and/ or all of the above, I would love to offer you the help you need and deserve. Healing begins the moment we're heard. My primary goal is for my clients feel seen and heard, without fear of judgment. I want to provide a safe space for you to process, heal, and grow. I particularly enjoy working with clients who would like their christian values incorporated into their counseling!
If you have found yourself in a dark place, brought there by your past trauma, circumstantial difficulties, lack of motivation, intrusive thoughts, low self-esteem, and/ or all of the above, I would love to offer you the help you need and deserve. Healing begins the moment we're heard. My primary goal is for my clients feel seen and heard, without fear of judgment. I want to provide a safe space for you to process, heal, and grow. I particularly enjoy working with clients who would like their christian values incorporated into their counseling!
(318) 421-3305 View (318) 421-3305
Photo of Bethany Jordan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Bethany Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Monroe, LA 71291
Oftentimes people say the first step of becoming a healthier you is seeking help, and you are doing exactly that right now. I know that it isn’t easy, but I want to help you get to a place where you feel confident in who you are as a person. I want to inspire you to learn from the past, thrive in the present, and be excited about the future. I believe that taking a non-judgmental and empathetic viewpoint can empower a client to feel heard in whatever stage of life they are. Whether you are feeling stuck, completely unmotivated, or are ready to face all of your struggles head on; I want to be there right beside you through it all.
Oftentimes people say the first step of becoming a healthier you is seeking help, and you are doing exactly that right now. I know that it isn’t easy, but I want to help you get to a place where you feel confident in who you are as a person. I want to inspire you to learn from the past, thrive in the present, and be excited about the future. I believe that taking a non-judgmental and empathetic viewpoint can empower a client to feel heard in whatever stage of life they are. Whether you are feeling stuck, completely unmotivated, or are ready to face all of your struggles head on; I want to be there right beside you through it all.
(318) 855-2421 View (318) 855-2421
Photo of Pleasant Counseling and Consulting Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Pleasant Counseling and Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR, SAP
Verified Verified
Monroe, LA 71201
Are you ready to leave the old story behind and live the full embodied life you deserve? Therapy is a brave first step in healing. I am not an expert on how you should live. Rather, I seek to support you in living a life you want. As a result of working together, you'll learn to develop more satisfying relationships, navigate life transitions and clarify wants and desires. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe and calming space for people to explore their needs on a journey to healing and wellness. I have a relational style of therapy that looks to your goals, experiences and strengths in order to meet your unique needs
Are you ready to leave the old story behind and live the full embodied life you deserve? Therapy is a brave first step in healing. I am not an expert on how you should live. Rather, I seek to support you in living a life you want. As a result of working together, you'll learn to develop more satisfying relationships, navigate life transitions and clarify wants and desires. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe and calming space for people to explore their needs on a journey to healing and wellness. I have a relational style of therapy that looks to your goals, experiences and strengths in order to meet your unique needs
(318) 217-8053 View (318) 217-8053
Photo of Shirley K. Coker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ouachita Parish, LA
Shirley K. Coker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
West Monroe, LA 71291
Sometimes the small things make the biggest difference and the largest challenges are not so big in perspective. I believe that participating in counseling can provide that perspective and be a most remarkable and rewarding journey. The counseling process is not always easy and can be quite difficult. Realizing this, I always feel so honored when my clients are willing to include me on their journey. I enjoy working with families and children as they determine who they want to become and are willing to do whatever necessary to make it happen.
Sometimes the small things make the biggest difference and the largest challenges are not so big in perspective. I believe that participating in counseling can provide that perspective and be a most remarkable and rewarding journey. The counseling process is not always easy and can be quite difficult. Realizing this, I always feel so honored when my clients are willing to include me on their journey. I enjoy working with families and children as they determine who they want to become and are willing to do whatever necessary to make it happen.
(318) 225-9947 View (318) 225-9947

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Number of Therapists in Ouachita Parish, LA

90+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in Ouachita Parish, LA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Aetna

How Therapists in Ouachita Parish, LA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ouachita Parish?

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.