Therapists in Financial District, Boston, MA

Photo of Eileen Yang Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Financial District, Boston, MA
Eileen Yang Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When seeking a therapist, it is important to find someone with whom you can establish a point of connection and a deeper trusting relationship. I have been practicing for 30 years in a variety of settings, from community mental health, secondary schools and college and university settings. Over the years, it is been my privilege to assist young adults, children, adolescents and, their families to work through the challenges in their lives. My strengths as a practitioner are in helping clients identify and employ their strengths while discovering creative solutions.
When seeking a therapist, it is important to find someone with whom you can establish a point of connection and a deeper trusting relationship. I have been practicing for 30 years in a variety of settings, from community mental health, secondary schools and college and university settings. Over the years, it is been my privilege to assist young adults, children, adolescents and, their families to work through the challenges in their lives. My strengths as a practitioner are in helping clients identify and employ their strengths while discovering creative solutions.
(781) 218-7596 View (781) 218-7596
Photo of Natalia Rosenbaum, Counselor in Financial District, Boston, MA
Natalia Rosenbaum
Counselor, LMHC, RYT
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
I listen to clients and work in a collaborative process, starting where you are right now. Whether you are in the process of making deep changes, or are in a major life transition, I will guide you integrating a variety of tools. I use Kundalini Yoga meditation and "prescribe" simple three minute meditations to help you change the pathways in your brain so that you can actually help yourself and change in a self empowered way. ***NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE***EMAIL ONLY***
I listen to clients and work in a collaborative process, starting where you are right now. Whether you are in the process of making deep changes, or are in a major life transition, I will guide you integrating a variety of tools. I use Kundalini Yoga meditation and "prescribe" simple three minute meditations to help you change the pathways in your brain so that you can actually help yourself and change in a self empowered way. ***NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE***EMAIL ONLY***
(617) 910-3523 View (617) 910-3523
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
PhD, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Financial District, Boston, MA 02108
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(857) 574-4741 View (857) 574-4741
Photo of Christie Lebrun, Counselor in Financial District, Boston, MA
Christie Lebrun
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
I am currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in supporting youth, young adults, and adults through the challenges of life to reach a place of comfort. I specialize in working with individuals and families who experience mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, depression/anxiety, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, stress management, and relationship concerns. My work is versatile as I utilize my passions to support individuals to make positive progress toward their goals.
I am currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in supporting youth, young adults, and adults through the challenges of life to reach a place of comfort. I specialize in working with individuals and families who experience mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, depression/anxiety, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, stress management, and relationship concerns. My work is versatile as I utilize my passions to support individuals to make positive progress toward their goals.
(857) 376-6778 View (857) 376-6778
Photo of Melanie Dudek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Financial District, Boston, MA
Melanie Dudek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109
Melanie Dudek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 4 years of experience. She primarily works with adults across the lifespan who are managing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, new or chronic illness, caregiver fatigue, grief, and end-of-life issues.
Melanie Dudek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 4 years of experience. She primarily works with adults across the lifespan who are managing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, new or chronic illness, caregiver fatigue, grief, and end-of-life issues.
(857) 336-1945 View (857) 336-1945
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Meghan F Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
Are you a parent managing life with a child who has special needs? I offer solid support to parents like you, helping them navigate life with the behavior challenges and manage the stress that comes with meeting the child’s needs. My private practice has also seen a large population of twenty-somethings exploring their adult identity, as well as new parents adjusting to parenthood.
Are you a parent managing life with a child who has special needs? I offer solid support to parents like you, helping them navigate life with the behavior challenges and manage the stress that comes with meeting the child’s needs. My private practice has also seen a large population of twenty-somethings exploring their adult identity, as well as new parents adjusting to parenthood.
(617) 340-7976 View (617) 340-7976
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Jessica Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It’s a big step to make the decision to begin therapy. I believe finding the right match to build a comfortable, trusting relationship between you and your clinician is one of the most important parts of finding success in therapy. I aim to create a safe environment to support you and to help you explore and work through the challenges you identify. Combining the knowledge you bring about yourself with the skills that I have learned and developed as a clinician, we will work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
It’s a big step to make the decision to begin therapy. I believe finding the right match to build a comfortable, trusting relationship between you and your clinician is one of the most important parts of finding success in therapy. I aim to create a safe environment to support you and to help you explore and work through the challenges you identify. Combining the knowledge you bring about yourself with the skills that I have learned and developed as a clinician, we will work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
(857) 226-9590 View (857) 226-9590
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Cheryl Guerriero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults to meet their goals in an empathetic and supportive way. I work collaboratively with individuals to heal patterns that are creating difficulties in their lives. My style is down to earth, relaxed, supportive and compassionate, but can be guided when needed.
I enjoy working with adults to meet their goals in an empathetic and supportive way. I work collaboratively with individuals to heal patterns that are creating difficulties in their lives. My style is down to earth, relaxed, supportive and compassionate, but can be guided when needed.
(617) 229-6938 View (617) 229-6938
Photo of Maria Mellano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Financial District, Boston, MA
Maria Mellano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
I am Maria Mellano, an experiential psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and transformation coach. I help highly sensitive and inspired people make sense of the insights they are receiving to activate personal power and create highly purposeful lives. My practice celebrates unity - where mind, body, and spirit intertwine to nurture complete health and vitality. Together, we journey from chronic stress to a life infused with love and purpose, shedding stress-inducing burdens along the way. Join me in crafting a new narrative full of vitality, purpose, and authentic connection.
I am Maria Mellano, an experiential psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and transformation coach. I help highly sensitive and inspired people make sense of the insights they are receiving to activate personal power and create highly purposeful lives. My practice celebrates unity - where mind, body, and spirit intertwine to nurture complete health and vitality. Together, we journey from chronic stress to a life infused with love and purpose, shedding stress-inducing burdens along the way. Join me in crafting a new narrative full of vitality, purpose, and authentic connection.
(617) 826-8468 View (617) 826-8468
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Dr. Barry Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. I work with individuals experiencing an array of circumstances and challenges. One of my specialties is counseling people with a focus on those in high-risk professions (e.g., law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS, military) and their loved ones. I also work with a broad range of individuals employed in other “helping professions” (e.g., medical and mental healthcare providers, veterinary medicine professionals, educators, prosecutors, clergy) whose careers may have been negatively impacted by job and/or personal circumstances.
I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. I work with individuals experiencing an array of circumstances and challenges. One of my specialties is counseling people with a focus on those in high-risk professions (e.g., law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS, military) and their loved ones. I also work with a broad range of individuals employed in other “helping professions” (e.g., medical and mental healthcare providers, veterinary medicine professionals, educators, prosecutors, clergy) whose careers may have been negatively impacted by job and/or personal circumstances.
(617) 603-0209 View (617) 603-0209
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Dr. Marshaun Glover
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Have you had anxiety, worry, or doubt? If you are like most people, you have at least experienced some amount of it in your lifetime. But what about when it become paralyzing to the point that you can't move forward in your career, relationship, business, or even just get throughout the day without being tormented by it. I work with clients who experience anxiety-related problems of all types (trauma, OCD, phobia).
Have you had anxiety, worry, or doubt? If you are like most people, you have at least experienced some amount of it in your lifetime. But what about when it become paralyzing to the point that you can't move forward in your career, relationship, business, or even just get throughout the day without being tormented by it. I work with clients who experience anxiety-related problems of all types (trauma, OCD, phobia).
(857) 887-2894 View (857) 887-2894
Photo of Nicole Johnson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Financial District, Boston, MA
Nicole Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Nicole Johnson. I am currently a Master of Social Work student. I have always been passionate about helping others improve their lives in any way that I can. I have experience working with adults in substance use, domestic violence, and mental health. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for you to be open and honest while expressing yourself. I will utilize a strengths-based approach to help you identify and build on your current strengths. In my spare time, I am typically traveling and exploring new places with my family.
Hi, my name is Nicole Johnson. I am currently a Master of Social Work student. I have always been passionate about helping others improve their lives in any way that I can. I have experience working with adults in substance use, domestic violence, and mental health. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for you to be open and honest while expressing yourself. I will utilize a strengths-based approach to help you identify and build on your current strengths. In my spare time, I am typically traveling and exploring new places with my family.
(857) 420-6853 View (857) 420-6853
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Susan V Poirier
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
Accepting new clients. Are you feeling anxious or down? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship, or wondering why you find yourself repeating the same patterns and behaviors? Therapy is a collaborative process of self-discovery and personal growth. It takes a lot to reach out to a complete stranger and ask for help and you should feel proud you are considering taking this first step. I like to see my clients laugh, know what makes them happy and see them learn more about themselves through the process of therapy.
Accepting new clients. Are you feeling anxious or down? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship, or wondering why you find yourself repeating the same patterns and behaviors? Therapy is a collaborative process of self-discovery and personal growth. It takes a lot to reach out to a complete stranger and ask for help and you should feel proud you are considering taking this first step. I like to see my clients laugh, know what makes them happy and see them learn more about themselves through the process of therapy.
(617) 202-2768 View (617) 202-2768
Photo of Shaw Tilton, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Financial District, Boston, MA
Shaw Tilton, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
Not accepting new clients
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, transitions and transformations through Self Leadership. I assist clients in finding self-compassion, connection, and inner freedom. I am motivated to help people discover new and forgotten possibilities within themselves. I help clients trust themselves, learn from themselves, and live in harmony with their values and goals. This is accomplished in a safe, judgment-free space where clients feel supported and enabled to do their important work, as I believe all people are whole, capable and resourceful.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, transitions and transformations through Self Leadership. I assist clients in finding self-compassion, connection, and inner freedom. I am motivated to help people discover new and forgotten possibilities within themselves. I help clients trust themselves, learn from themselves, and live in harmony with their values and goals. This is accomplished in a safe, judgment-free space where clients feel supported and enabled to do their important work, as I believe all people are whole, capable and resourceful.
(857) 323-5153 View (857) 323-5153
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Jane Finley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
I am an empathetic and compassionate clinical Psychotherapist in Massachusetts with Meridian Psychotherapy Associates, a team of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed psychotherapists. We work with individuals, couples, and families who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and other life stressors. Our ultimate mission is to support your healing process. We believe that your lived experiences should and will be heard.
I am an empathetic and compassionate clinical Psychotherapist in Massachusetts with Meridian Psychotherapy Associates, a team of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed psychotherapists. We work with individuals, couples, and families who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and other life stressors. Our ultimate mission is to support your healing process. We believe that your lived experiences should and will be heard.
(617) 872-3612 View (617) 872-3612
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Naya Clinics (Boston Locations)
Counselor
Financial District, Boston, MA 02110
Hello, I'm Sam Nabil founder of Naya Clinics. Take a moment and Imagine with me… Imagine a hassle-free investment in yourself that fits your life style & gives you results. I founded Naya Clinics because I believe you have the right to exactly that. You have the right to a balanced approach to Counseling, therapy and coaching. An approach that is client centered and efficient without the fluff and the B.S. Our 7 offices in Ohio and Kentucky have helped hundreds of our clients reinvent themselves, and that is what we came here to LoDo Denver and Cherry Creek Denver to offer to you too.
Hello, I'm Sam Nabil founder of Naya Clinics. Take a moment and Imagine with me… Imagine a hassle-free investment in yourself that fits your life style & gives you results. I founded Naya Clinics because I believe you have the right to exactly that. You have the right to a balanced approach to Counseling, therapy and coaching. An approach that is client centered and efficient without the fluff and the B.S. Our 7 offices in Ohio and Kentucky have helped hundreds of our clients reinvent themselves, and that is what we came here to LoDo Denver and Cherry Creek Denver to offer to you too.
(720) 594-6982 View (720) 594-6982
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Tinia Menacher
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
1 Endorsed
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109
Hello! My name is Tinia Menacher. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker originally from California. My passion for listening and discovering why people are the way they are guided me through my Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies, where I focused on psychology and military resilience. I pursued that curiosity further by attaining my Master's in Social Work at Louisiana State University. Go Tigers!
Hello! My name is Tinia Menacher. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker originally from California. My passion for listening and discovering why people are the way they are guided me through my Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies, where I focused on psychology and military resilience. I pursued that curiosity further by attaining my Master's in Social Work at Louisiana State University. Go Tigers!
(857) 887-3471 View (857) 887-3471
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Lillian Audette
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109
Life can be hard – it brings us times of feeling alone, scared, sad, ashamed, and uncertain. This can hurt our self, our loved ones, and our ability to lead a fulfilling life. Therapy can provide us with more choices and more control when life becomes hard. As a counseling psychologist, I am deeply committed to providing an affirming and compassionate therapy space where you can explore who you are, where your life is, and take steps towards the life you would like to lead.
Life can be hard – it brings us times of feeling alone, scared, sad, ashamed, and uncertain. This can hurt our self, our loved ones, and our ability to lead a fulfilling life. Therapy can provide us with more choices and more control when life becomes hard. As a counseling psychologist, I am deeply committed to providing an affirming and compassionate therapy space where you can explore who you are, where your life is, and take steps towards the life you would like to lead.
(857) 675-3074 View (857) 675-3074
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Caroline H. Ogilvy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I work with adults who may be coping with new or unexpected challenges in their lives. I can help clients who may feel overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated, while navigating difficult emotional experiences that may cause significant distress. I specialize in supporting women who are coping with anxiety and/or depression, daily life stress, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship conflicts, work/life balance, life transitions, chronic medical illness, and parenting related issues. Together, we discuss mind-body connection, strengthening coping skills for stress management, and fostering resilience and empowerment.
As a therapist, I work with adults who may be coping with new or unexpected challenges in their lives. I can help clients who may feel overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated, while navigating difficult emotional experiences that may cause significant distress. I specialize in supporting women who are coping with anxiety and/or depression, daily life stress, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship conflicts, work/life balance, life transitions, chronic medical illness, and parenting related issues. Together, we discuss mind-body connection, strengthening coping skills for stress management, and fostering resilience and empowerment.
(857) 847-4090 View (857) 847-4090
Photo of Carolyna Mercado, Counselor in Financial District, Boston, MA
Carolyna Mercado
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Financial District, Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I believe it takes courage to accept and address one's mental health needs. It is for this matter that I provide the necessary guidance and support for individuals to develop coping skills and tools that will help address the problems impacting their lives in a non-judgemental environment. I’m bilingual in Spanish-English and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. In this journey, I have enjoyed working with a wide range of individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, crisis intervention, substance abuse, trauma, and multicultural issues.
I believe it takes courage to accept and address one's mental health needs. It is for this matter that I provide the necessary guidance and support for individuals to develop coping skills and tools that will help address the problems impacting their lives in a non-judgemental environment. I’m bilingual in Spanish-English and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. In this journey, I have enjoyed working with a wide range of individuals that struggle with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, crisis intervention, substance abuse, trauma, and multicultural issues.
(857) 420-6245 View (857) 420-6245

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Number of Therapists in Financial District, Boston, MA

400+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Financial District, Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Financial District, Boston, MA see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Financial District, Boston?

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.