Therapists in Brookline, MA

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Boston Psychotherapy Services
Counselor, LMHC, LADC-, Psya, D
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Welcome to Boston Psychotherapy Services located in Brookline, Massachussetts. We are dedicated to providing quality care for adults, adolescents, couples and children seeking psychotherapy. We offer treatment in English, Spanish, French, and Turkish.
Welcome to Boston Psychotherapy Services located in Brookline, Massachussetts. We are dedicated to providing quality care for adults, adolescents, couples and children seeking psychotherapy. We offer treatment in English, Spanish, French, and Turkish.
(617) 207-5457 View (617) 207-5457
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Pamela E. Brennecke
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT, CMA
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
When you enter therapy there is a sense of possibility. Finding a good match with a therapist is essential. Work on relationship is at the heart of therapy: relationship to oneself, to the past, to others, and to ultimate concerns and values.
When you enter therapy there is a sense of possibility. Finding a good match with a therapist is essential. Work on relationship is at the heart of therapy: relationship to oneself, to the past, to others, and to ultimate concerns and values.
(351) 999-8163 View (351) 999-8163
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Virginia S Elliott
Counselor, LMHC, PsyA, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
My specialty is Children and Adolescents. The children I see often have difficulty with impulsivity and self-regulation; with anxiety, depression and low esteem; are unable to attend or focus. They feel the torment of social anxiety and isolation from peers. Often kids get so discouraged, disappointed or frustrated at school or home that they either give up and withdraw or resort to any number of behaviors that hurt them or get them into trouble. Inside, children want to do well, to succeed, to please others and to feel loved. This may seem impossible to them when confronted with so much overstimulation in themselves and in life.
My specialty is Children and Adolescents. The children I see often have difficulty with impulsivity and self-regulation; with anxiety, depression and low esteem; are unable to attend or focus. They feel the torment of social anxiety and isolation from peers. Often kids get so discouraged, disappointed or frustrated at school or home that they either give up and withdraw or resort to any number of behaviors that hurt them or get them into trouble. Inside, children want to do well, to succeed, to please others and to feel loved. This may seem impossible to them when confronted with so much overstimulation in themselves and in life.
(857) 239-0074 View (857) 239-0074
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Gail Rubin, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I have extensive experience and skills working with adults who are dealing with many different challenges and life circumstances. My approach is active, collaborative, and sensitive to each individual or couple's needs and goals, provided within a caring and supportive environment. I enjoy helping clients develop and use their strengths, coping skills, and understanding in order to make meaningful changes. My areas of expertise include relationship challenges, mood disorders, occupational and life stage issues, and addictions. I integrate different approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems and mindfulness based therapies.
I have extensive experience and skills working with adults who are dealing with many different challenges and life circumstances. My approach is active, collaborative, and sensitive to each individual or couple's needs and goals, provided within a caring and supportive environment. I enjoy helping clients develop and use their strengths, coping skills, and understanding in order to make meaningful changes. My areas of expertise include relationship challenges, mood disorders, occupational and life stage issues, and addictions. I integrate different approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems and mindfulness based therapies.
(617) 264-2233 View (617) 264-2233
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Caroline Howland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals build healthier relationships with their emotions and find new ways to work through challenges. My mission is to offer you carefully tailored support you as you gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. I see the therapeutic relationship as a deeply collaborative one, and am committed to partnering with you as you cultivate the skills, acceptance, and self-compassion that can help you move forward.
I help individuals build healthier relationships with their emotions and find new ways to work through challenges. My mission is to offer you carefully tailored support you as you gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. I see the therapeutic relationship as a deeply collaborative one, and am committed to partnering with you as you cultivate the skills, acceptance, and self-compassion that can help you move forward.
(617) 958-8295 View (617) 958-8295
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Rachel Kalvert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
I work best with people who want to understand themselves and also what energizes and limits them in their environments. This exploration often shines light on helpful and/or self-sabotaging patterns that create obstacles to reaching goals. I am very active in sessions and our work together is a conversation where you pick the topics and I help guide the discussion. Topics that I frequently work with are: career transitions, workplace/manager conflicts, life adjustments (marriage, divorce, children, college, loss, financial stress), anxiety/panic, relationship issues/patterns and transitioning in/out of maternity/paternity leave,
I work best with people who want to understand themselves and also what energizes and limits them in their environments. This exploration often shines light on helpful and/or self-sabotaging patterns that create obstacles to reaching goals. I am very active in sessions and our work together is a conversation where you pick the topics and I help guide the discussion. Topics that I frequently work with are: career transitions, workplace/manager conflicts, life adjustments (marriage, divorce, children, college, loss, financial stress), anxiety/panic, relationship issues/patterns and transitioning in/out of maternity/paternity leave,
(617) 819-8753 View (617) 819-8753
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Karen Chinca-Nourished Minds Counseling + Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
At Nourished Minds, we offer compassionate, holistic, and evidence-based counseling to adolescents, adults, and families. We provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive therapeutic space for clients struggling with a wide range of mental health disorders which include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, OCD, and depression. Our licensed and experienced therapists specialize in treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and internal family systems (IFS).
At Nourished Minds, we offer compassionate, holistic, and evidence-based counseling to adolescents, adults, and families. We provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive therapeutic space for clients struggling with a wide range of mental health disorders which include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, OCD, and depression. Our licensed and experienced therapists specialize in treatment modalities which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and internal family systems (IFS).
(857) 384-4858 View (857) 384-4858
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Glenn Klein
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
I approach each client with the assumption that you are coming to me with an intention to alleviate discontentment or suffering. I see my job as helping you articulate your reasons for seeking therapy, to understand the source of your issues, and to find strategies that bring relief. My style is interactive, with an emphasis on caring and supportive feedback. I expect the client to establish the agenda for each session, trusting that the client knows best what needs to be addressed in any given session. I emphasize psychoeducation about the role of, and differences between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I approach each client with the assumption that you are coming to me with an intention to alleviate discontentment or suffering. I see my job as helping you articulate your reasons for seeking therapy, to understand the source of your issues, and to find strategies that bring relief. My style is interactive, with an emphasis on caring and supportive feedback. I expect the client to establish the agenda for each session, trusting that the client knows best what needs to be addressed in any given session. I emphasize psychoeducation about the role of, and differences between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(617) 858-6390 View (617) 858-6390
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Kate Moschandreas
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
I love helping clients who feel stuck with anxiety, depression, or trauma become “unstuck.” In my therapy space, I strive to create a supportive environment for people to explore their emotions – and the experiences that shaped those emotions. With individuals, couples, and families, I work collaboratively to understand how previous dynamics, especially with families of origin, contribute to their current thoughts and coping skills. When clients understand how their past relationships influence their current selves, they are better able to build new futures, with greater self-acceptance, growth, new skills, and overall happiness.
I love helping clients who feel stuck with anxiety, depression, or trauma become “unstuck.” In my therapy space, I strive to create a supportive environment for people to explore their emotions – and the experiences that shaped those emotions. With individuals, couples, and families, I work collaboratively to understand how previous dynamics, especially with families of origin, contribute to their current thoughts and coping skills. When clients understand how their past relationships influence their current selves, they are better able to build new futures, with greater self-acceptance, growth, new skills, and overall happiness.
(781) 512-6974 View (781) 512-6974
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Angela Pang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I see therapy as a collaborative journey towards helping you achieve the well-being that you seek. In treatment, my aim is to help you discover your true self, build coping skills, and successfully navigate life stressors. I create a safe and supportive environment for our work together, and I work with you to form a personalized plan based on your learning style and personality. My approach draws from different theoretical orientations including cognitive-behavioral, insight-driven, positive psychology, solution focused, and motivational interviewing.
I see therapy as a collaborative journey towards helping you achieve the well-being that you seek. In treatment, my aim is to help you discover your true self, build coping skills, and successfully navigate life stressors. I create a safe and supportive environment for our work together, and I work with you to form a personalized plan based on your learning style and personality. My approach draws from different theoretical orientations including cognitive-behavioral, insight-driven, positive psychology, solution focused, and motivational interviewing.
(617) 206-1872 View (617) 206-1872
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Becky Lynne Bernat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
I have focused my professional career on learning techniques, skills, tools and interventions to enable all my clients to feel more effective and strong at managing challenging emotions, interpersonal situations and life's daily ups and downs. I am an expert in Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, and self-injury. Helping my clients achieve their goals of mental health wellness along with feeling capable and successful in their lives by using therapies such as DBT, CBT and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD) are the cornerstone of the therapies I use and value.
I have focused my professional career on learning techniques, skills, tools and interventions to enable all my clients to feel more effective and strong at managing challenging emotions, interpersonal situations and life's daily ups and downs. I am an expert in Eating Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, and self-injury. Helping my clients achieve their goals of mental health wellness along with feeling capable and successful in their lives by using therapies such as DBT, CBT and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD) are the cornerstone of the therapies I use and value.
(617) 433-5291 View (617) 433-5291
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Boston Post Adoption Resources
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445
Boston Post Adoption Resources is a non-profit organization that was founded to support all individuals and families who are touched by adoption. We understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. Our team of licensed mental health professionals is specifically trained to deal with post-adoption challenges. We recognize that every situation is different and our goal is to provide support to you and your family on your journey through adoption.
Boston Post Adoption Resources is a non-profit organization that was founded to support all individuals and families who are touched by adoption. We understand the challenges and impact that adoption can have on relationships, family dynamics, and identity. Our team of licensed mental health professionals is specifically trained to deal with post-adoption challenges. We recognize that every situation is different and our goal is to provide support to you and your family on your journey through adoption.
(617) 420-7064 View (617) 420-7064
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Venetia Breene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma. I particularly enjoy supporting young people as they grapple through the transition to adulthood & the related issues that arise including identity, relationship and conflict navigation. I believe that my clients are experts in their own experiences & I feel privileged to be allowed into their lives. I strive to create a warm, safe & non-judgmental space for my clients, in which I bring curiosity & compassion to every session.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders & trauma. I particularly enjoy supporting young people as they grapple through the transition to adulthood & the related issues that arise including identity, relationship and conflict navigation. I believe that my clients are experts in their own experiences & I feel privileged to be allowed into their lives. I strive to create a warm, safe & non-judgmental space for my clients, in which I bring curiosity & compassion to every session.
(857) 374-7466 View (857) 374-7466
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Cassandra Xanthos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Together, we will work to identify your inner strengths and resources that will aid you in self-discovery and growth. I utilize mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches to further a client's journey towards positive change. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and the belief that all healing takes place in the context of relationships. I focus on creating a trusting client-therapist relationship by providing a safe, supportive and encouraging space to help facilitate self-discovery and enduring change.
Together, we will work to identify your inner strengths and resources that will aid you in self-discovery and growth. I utilize mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches to further a client's journey towards positive change. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a relational framework and the belief that all healing takes place in the context of relationships. I focus on creating a trusting client-therapist relationship by providing a safe, supportive and encouraging space to help facilitate self-discovery and enduring change.
(617) 996-7458 View (617) 996-7458
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Allison Elizabeth Arrigg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I provide brief and long-term psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults around a wide range of issues including life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression, loss and grief. I am committed to providing a respectful, nurturing, accepting environment, where clients can learn about themselves and their relationships.
As a clinical psychologist, I provide brief and long-term psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults around a wide range of issues including life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression, loss and grief. I am committed to providing a respectful, nurturing, accepting environment, where clients can learn about themselves and their relationships.
(857) 214-7422 View (857) 214-7422
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Tally Gershfield
Counselor, LMHC, MFT
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Limited daytime availability- I am a licensed therapist practicing in Brookline, MA. I treat individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship challenges. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT).
Limited daytime availability- I am a licensed therapist practicing in Brookline, MA. I treat individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship challenges. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT).
(617) 405-3407 View (617) 405-3407
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Talya L Kagedan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02445
As a licensed psychologist, I provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for school-age children and therapy for adults. When working with children and families on evaluations, I partner closely in order to understand your child's functioning in school and your concerns, be they academic, social, emotional, or a combination. I work hard to address your questions and to provide the best possible recommendations for your child's growth and learning. My background in executive function skill training and working in independent schools informs my work.
As a licensed psychologist, I provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for school-age children and therapy for adults. When working with children and families on evaluations, I partner closely in order to understand your child's functioning in school and your concerns, be they academic, social, emotional, or a combination. I work hard to address your questions and to provide the best possible recommendations for your child's growth and learning. My background in executive function skill training and working in independent schools informs my work.
(781) 650-7970 View (781) 650-7970
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Michele Lubowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446  (Online Only)
It can be hard to quiet your mind. Maybe you put other's needs in front of your own, leaving little space for yourself. You want to connect with those around you, but it's hard to stop the buzzing feeling that takes over. Some moments feel ok, but other times you feel emotions you can't explain. Despite your achievements, sometimes it just doesn't feel like enough. Do you sometimes feel broken and wonder if it's just you? If it feels like time for something to change, you don't have to do it alone.
It can be hard to quiet your mind. Maybe you put other's needs in front of your own, leaving little space for yourself. You want to connect with those around you, but it's hard to stop the buzzing feeling that takes over. Some moments feel ok, but other times you feel emotions you can't explain. Despite your achievements, sometimes it just doesn't feel like enough. Do you sometimes feel broken and wonder if it's just you? If it feels like time for something to change, you don't have to do it alone.
(617) 958-5734 View (617) 958-5734
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Christopher Andrew
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02446
Christopher Andrew is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 7 years of experience partnering with adolescents and young adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, life skills, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anger management. Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Emmanuel College and his Master of Education (MEd) in School Adjustment Counseling and Mental Health at Cambridge College.
Christopher Andrew is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 7 years of experience partnering with adolescents and young adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, life skills, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anger management. Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Emmanuel College and his Master of Education (MEd) in School Adjustment Counseling and Mental Health at Cambridge College.
(857) 240-4980 View (857) 240-4980
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Pan Li
Counselor, LMHC, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02446
Not accepting new clients
Have you found peace yet? “The only way out is in.” Along with alleviating "symptoms", my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can analyze more in-depth of emotional suffering, gain insight into self-awareness, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms and secure attachment. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
Have you found peace yet? “The only way out is in.” Along with alleviating "symptoms", my approach is most effective for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of underlying causes and who strive for personal growth. Together, we explore the root of current feelings that led things astray. We can analyze more in-depth of emotional suffering, gain insight into self-awareness, build resilience, and develop better coping mechanisms and secure attachment. Doing so empowers us to reach emotional maturity and enable more fulfilling relationships.
(857) 226-9891 View (857) 226-9891

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brookline, MA

700+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Brookline, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% Aetna
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Brookline, MA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brookline?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.