Therapists in West Somerville, MA

Photo of Rivkah Lapidus, Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Rivkah Lapidus
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
YOU are so much more than a diagnosis or category. The challenge we all share is how to make meaning as human beings in a chaotic world. I work with creative people, perfectionists, harsh self-critics and existential thinkers; with singles, couples & especially groups. I have expertise in helping people recognize problematic substance use, with Harm Reduction as a philosophical approach. . I enjoy working with young and early-career adults. I look forward to beginning a group for seniors, to discuss this meaningful chapter of life, and all its challenges. I enjoy learning from the people I see.
YOU are so much more than a diagnosis or category. The challenge we all share is how to make meaning as human beings in a chaotic world. I work with creative people, perfectionists, harsh self-critics and existential thinkers; with singles, couples & especially groups. I have expertise in helping people recognize problematic substance use, with Harm Reduction as a philosophical approach. . I enjoy working with young and early-career adults. I look forward to beginning a group for seniors, to discuss this meaningful chapter of life, and all its challenges. I enjoy learning from the people I see.
(617) 612-5619 View (617) 612-5619
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Melissa Nilles
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I support men, women, and non-binary and transgender folx with ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, or a history of trauma on their journey to build a better relationship with themselves, learn helpful mental health survival skills, and unlock their true potential. I also help artists, musicians, writers, poets, philosophers, and all creative types who are building creative careers or juggling multiple careers to explore interests, hone their path, work with a complicated world, and get out of their own way to enjoy greater creative engagement and personal freedom. I help my clients break down barriers of shame & self-doubt and find their supports.
I support men, women, and non-binary and transgender folx with ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, or a history of trauma on their journey to build a better relationship with themselves, learn helpful mental health survival skills, and unlock their true potential. I also help artists, musicians, writers, poets, philosophers, and all creative types who are building creative careers or juggling multiple careers to explore interests, hone their path, work with a complicated world, and get out of their own way to enjoy greater creative engagement and personal freedom. I help my clients break down barriers of shame & self-doubt and find their supports.
(617) 644-4757 View (617) 644-4757
Photo of Kathryn Lobel, Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Kathryn Lobel
Counselor, LMHC, RYT-200, MAT, CCATP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Somerville, MA 02144
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be challenging, and there are moments or life chapters when we seek guidance and support. You might seek counseling to navigate a tough phase in your life or to acquire tools and strategies for managing daily symptoms. Alternatively, you may want to delve deeper into self-awareness and understanding, enabling you to be more present and break free from unhelpful patterns. At times, therapy serves as a platform to process, resolve, and come to terms with difficult or traumatic experiences, freeing you from their lingering impact on your daily life.
Life can be challenging, and there are moments or life chapters when we seek guidance and support. You might seek counseling to navigate a tough phase in your life or to acquire tools and strategies for managing daily symptoms. Alternatively, you may want to delve deeper into self-awareness and understanding, enabling you to be more present and break free from unhelpful patterns. At times, therapy serves as a platform to process, resolve, and come to terms with difficult or traumatic experiences, freeing you from their lingering impact on your daily life.
(508) 715-8860 View (508) 715-8860

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Photo of Alissa Susan Kuznick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Somerville, MA
Alissa Susan Kuznick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Medford, MA 02156  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We all face challenges in our lives. Some conflicts are the result of early childhood experiences, others more rooted in difficult, life altering experiences such as grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions or long standing feelings of depression and anxiety. It often feels overwhelming to address difficulties on our own. A therapeutic relationship can provide the support and encouragement needed to help understand and change destructive thoughts or behavior patterns, confront ones past issues with compassion and make positive life changes.
We all face challenges in our lives. Some conflicts are the result of early childhood experiences, others more rooted in difficult, life altering experiences such as grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions or long standing feelings of depression and anxiety. It often feels overwhelming to address difficulties on our own. A therapeutic relationship can provide the support and encouragement needed to help understand and change destructive thoughts or behavior patterns, confront ones past issues with compassion and make positive life changes.
(781) 786-7211 View (781) 786-7211
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Lore Peters
Counselor, ATR, LMHC
Verified Verified
Belmont, MA 02478
With over 30 years experience, I provide a warm, safe, supportive environment where clients move through challenging times, finding the motivation and solutions to live more vital, healthy, authentic lives. I offer Psychotherapy and Clinical Consulting services to adults, teens, couples and families. While interactive in sessions, I am an attentive witness, listening carefully then collaborating with people to see what needs tending, what inherent wisdom may have been overlooked or under-valued and what new ways of seeing can be most helpful.
With over 30 years experience, I provide a warm, safe, supportive environment where clients move through challenging times, finding the motivation and solutions to live more vital, healthy, authentic lives. I offer Psychotherapy and Clinical Consulting services to adults, teens, couples and families. While interactive in sessions, I am an attentive witness, listening carefully then collaborating with people to see what needs tending, what inherent wisdom may have been overlooked or under-valued and what new ways of seeing can be most helpful.
(781) 558-9001 View (781) 558-9001
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Natalie Reed
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MPHIL
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
We're more anxious right now than ever, trying to navigate everything that is happening in our lives and our world. It's easy to get out of balance, especially during this difficult time. It's hard to navigate our own lives and now we have other worries, many that feel beyond our control. Drawing on my experience and training in existential philosophy and contemporary psychodynamic therapy...a compassionate rigorous insistence on taking responsibility for oneself, we’ll try to make sense of all this, navigating habits and patterns you keep falling back on; finding connections to the things you feel are most important in your life.
We're more anxious right now than ever, trying to navigate everything that is happening in our lives and our world. It's easy to get out of balance, especially during this difficult time. It's hard to navigate our own lives and now we have other worries, many that feel beyond our control. Drawing on my experience and training in existential philosophy and contemporary psychodynamic therapy...a compassionate rigorous insistence on taking responsibility for oneself, we’ll try to make sense of all this, navigating habits and patterns you keep falling back on; finding connections to the things you feel are most important in your life.
(857) 259-5994 View (857) 259-5994
Photo of Sean Witty, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Somerville, MA
Sean Witty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
I help adults, teens, and couples address a variety of difficulties using evidence-based approaches and drawing on decades of experience with individuals and groups coping with symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational conflict, addictions, ADHD, and grief.
I help adults, teens, and couples address a variety of difficulties using evidence-based approaches and drawing on decades of experience with individuals and groups coping with symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational conflict, addictions, ADHD, and grief.
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Matt Jarman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Medford, MA 02155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be really hard sometimes and we can all benefit from getting help and extra support to get through it. My focus is on treating individuals with a variety of life issues and challenges including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, PTSD and trauma, ADHD, relational conflicts, men's issues, life transitions and anger issues.
Life can be really hard sometimes and we can all benefit from getting help and extra support to get through it. My focus is on treating individuals with a variety of life issues and challenges including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, PTSD and trauma, ADHD, relational conflicts, men's issues, life transitions and anger issues.
(508) 206-9956 View (508) 206-9956
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Sakhi Chitalia
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
Medford, MA 02155
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical intern who works with children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life adjustments and have experience in crisis management. I use evidence-based approaches to target these issues and additionally utilize CBT and grounding techniques.
I am a clinical intern who works with children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life adjustments and have experience in crisis management. I use evidence-based approaches to target these issues and additionally utilize CBT and grounding techniques.
(339) 675-1273 View (339) 675-1273
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Sarah Holshouser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I practice from a strengths-based, whole-person wellness perspective. I aspire to help my clients define, understand, and enhance their innate abilities to meet and work through the challenges that inevitably arise in each of our lives. I draw from my experience working in wilderness therapy, outpatient clinic, and in-home intensive therapy to bring a well-rounded approach, full of creativity to every session. I specialize my work towards clients who are looking to unlock their full potential while seeking connection and an improved understanding of self.
I practice from a strengths-based, whole-person wellness perspective. I aspire to help my clients define, understand, and enhance their innate abilities to meet and work through the challenges that inevitably arise in each of our lives. I draw from my experience working in wilderness therapy, outpatient clinic, and in-home intensive therapy to bring a well-rounded approach, full of creativity to every session. I specialize my work towards clients who are looking to unlock their full potential while seeking connection and an improved understanding of self.
(339) 329-7057 View (339) 329-7057
Photo of Theodore Chelmow, Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Theodore Chelmow
Counselor, PhD, MEd MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Belmont, MA 02478  (Online Only)
Providing Massachusetts statewide services. Mental health issues are at an all time high. It's ok to ask for help. Please don't struggle alone. Dr. Chelmow has > 30 years in the mental health field - focusing on work, family, education, financial & social problems to quickly help reduce anxiety, depression, family issues & substance abuse. He has worked as a business executive & in governance. He has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts, Cambridge College & Springfield College & written many articles on health care. He provides training to business on difficult work situations, stigma & multiculturalism.
Providing Massachusetts statewide services. Mental health issues are at an all time high. It's ok to ask for help. Please don't struggle alone. Dr. Chelmow has > 30 years in the mental health field - focusing on work, family, education, financial & social problems to quickly help reduce anxiety, depression, family issues & substance abuse. He has worked as a business executive & in governance. He has taught at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts, Cambridge College & Springfield College & written many articles on health care. He provides training to business on difficult work situations, stigma & multiculturalism.
(617) 855-0317 View (617) 855-0317
Photo of Sarah Reid, Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Sarah Reid
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, MA 02144  (Online Only)
There are long, lost fears and often past traumas at play in all of us. Some surface, wreaking havoc with our lives. They can appear as grief, depression, anxiety or crisis. Others remain dormant and can surface at all the wrong times. You may appear successful, but despite your accomplishments, you are not happy or it seems like others are happier than you. Your personal relationships are not satisfying in the way you expected. Why is happiness still elusive? The uncertainty and stress of the past three years have put pressures on us which have frequently brought the worst in life to the surface.
There are long, lost fears and often past traumas at play in all of us. Some surface, wreaking havoc with our lives. They can appear as grief, depression, anxiety or crisis. Others remain dormant and can surface at all the wrong times. You may appear successful, but despite your accomplishments, you are not happy or it seems like others are happier than you. Your personal relationships are not satisfying in the way you expected. Why is happiness still elusive? The uncertainty and stress of the past three years have put pressures on us which have frequently brought the worst in life to the surface.
(617) 958-5457 View (617) 958-5457
Photo of Susannah Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Somerville, MA
Susannah Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
Therapy is an opportunity to make meaning of our experiences and achieve agency in the here and now. My goal is to partner and collaborate with my clients in that process. I am deeply interested in how we tell the stories of our lives and use those stories to cope, make sense of reality, and understand ourselves. Grounded in trauma-informed psychodynamic and relational practice, I draw from cognitive behavioral, narrative, and mindfulness therapies, with a particular belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
Therapy is an opportunity to make meaning of our experiences and achieve agency in the here and now. My goal is to partner and collaborate with my clients in that process. I am deeply interested in how we tell the stories of our lives and use those stories to cope, make sense of reality, and understand ourselves. Grounded in trauma-informed psychodynamic and relational practice, I draw from cognitive behavioral, narrative, and mindfulness therapies, with a particular belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
(508) 319-1474 View (508) 319-1474
Richard Karpf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Medford, MA 02156
I am a clinician with over 35 years of experience. When you make your initial appointment you will get the benefit of all the years of experience as well as a very straight forward approach to treatment. I try to listen to you as carefully as possible to both understand what brought you in and what you are seeking to get out of treatment. I have a collaborative approach and I believe that these conversations are the beginnings of change. I was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy but I incorporate many other approaches such cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship based therapy and solution based therapy.
I am a clinician with over 35 years of experience. When you make your initial appointment you will get the benefit of all the years of experience as well as a very straight forward approach to treatment. I try to listen to you as carefully as possible to both understand what brought you in and what you are seeking to get out of treatment. I have a collaborative approach and I believe that these conversations are the beginnings of change. I was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy but I incorporate many other approaches such cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship based therapy and solution based therapy.
(781) 461-9177 View (781) 461-9177
Photo of Karen Marie LaBrecque, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Karen Marie LaBrecque
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, M Ed, CADC, LADC1
Verified Verified
Malden, MA 02148
I am passionate about helping people. I spent over 14 years working in prevention as a high school and middle school health educator and most recently have 9 years helping people who struggle with alcoholism, substance misuse, and addiction. I truly believe recovery is possible for everyone. I am familiar with various screening and assessments and will work with my clients to develop treatment plan goals that are appropiate. I have knowledge of multiple pathways of recovery, CBT, DBT and use a Humanistic approach while meeting people where they are at and using motivational interviewing to helping clients with ambivalence.
I am passionate about helping people. I spent over 14 years working in prevention as a high school and middle school health educator and most recently have 9 years helping people who struggle with alcoholism, substance misuse, and addiction. I truly believe recovery is possible for everyone. I am familiar with various screening and assessments and will work with my clients to develop treatment plan goals that are appropiate. I have knowledge of multiple pathways of recovery, CBT, DBT and use a Humanistic approach while meeting people where they are at and using motivational interviewing to helping clients with ambivalence.
(617) 238-1360 View (617) 238-1360
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Laura Medrano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Every one of us has endured pain in our lives. Those events can affect our sense of inner security and the ability to mobilize our strengths. Whatever your history may be, transforming the way your mind, body and soul remember the pain, will put you on the path of more freedom to be your preferred self, and experience your relationships and your life to the fullest. Therapy could be that safe space where you can envision a desired life and future for yourself, breathe new hope and possibilities, and develop effective coping strategies that can be carried out outside our sessions.
Every one of us has endured pain in our lives. Those events can affect our sense of inner security and the ability to mobilize our strengths. Whatever your history may be, transforming the way your mind, body and soul remember the pain, will put you on the path of more freedom to be your preferred self, and experience your relationships and your life to the fullest. Therapy could be that safe space where you can envision a desired life and future for yourself, breathe new hope and possibilities, and develop effective coping strategies that can be carried out outside our sessions.
(617) 401-0284 View (617) 401-0284
Photo of Ivy Olcott, Counselor in West Somerville, MA
Ivy Olcott
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Ivy. I work with adults with concerns such as anxiety associated with vocational, familial, academic, and relational stress; life changes, adjustment disorders, panic disorders, depression, LGBTQ+, and neurodiversity. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Positive Psychology to help clients achieve their goals.
Hello! I'm Ivy. I work with adults with concerns such as anxiety associated with vocational, familial, academic, and relational stress; life changes, adjustment disorders, panic disorders, depression, LGBTQ+, and neurodiversity. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Positive Psychology to help clients achieve their goals.
(508) 594-3295 View (508) 594-3295
Photo of Berkley Singer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Somerville, MA
Berkley Singer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hi! I'm glad you're seeking support, that's the first step to healing and growth. I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and former middle school Special Education teacher. I believe that our relationship is pivotal in therapy feeling successful. I'm collaborative, creative, & honest; I believe humor has a place in therapy, too! I value that each client comes in with unique needs and strengths and I approach each client without judgement. I enjoy working with clients who want to process and experience their emotions. I am honored to walk with you on your journey, wherever that may be.
Hi! I'm glad you're seeking support, that's the first step to healing and growth. I'm a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and former middle school Special Education teacher. I believe that our relationship is pivotal in therapy feeling successful. I'm collaborative, creative, & honest; I believe humor has a place in therapy, too! I value that each client comes in with unique needs and strengths and I approach each client without judgement. I enjoy working with clients who want to process and experience their emotions. I am honored to walk with you on your journey, wherever that may be.
(617) 446-5956 View (617) 446-5956
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Northeast Center for Youth & Families
LICSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Malden, MA 02148
NCYF offers a wide range of clinical options to children, teens, adults, and families. All of our clinical services are informed by evidence-based practices and services are delivered in a way that focuses on compassion and a respect for an individual's past trauma.
NCYF offers a wide range of clinical options to children, teens, adults, and families. All of our clinical services are informed by evidence-based practices and services are delivered in a way that focuses on compassion and a respect for an individual's past trauma.
(413) 624-7070 View (413) 624-7070
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Maribeth Arena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
Not accepting new clients
I believe that a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to personal growth and change. I have found that feeling connected, productive, and able to engage in what brings you joy and peace are the fundamentals to gaining a sense of well-being in the world. I have an eclectic style and strengths-based perspective on people and the situations we find ourselves in during the course of our unique complicated lives. I work with young adults,some with developmental challenges, as well as individuals dealing with loss, life transitions and/or obstacles to self-actualization, whether related to clinical symptoms or existential experience.
I believe that a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to personal growth and change. I have found that feeling connected, productive, and able to engage in what brings you joy and peace are the fundamentals to gaining a sense of well-being in the world. I have an eclectic style and strengths-based perspective on people and the situations we find ourselves in during the course of our unique complicated lives. I work with young adults,some with developmental challenges, as well as individuals dealing with loss, life transitions and/or obstacles to self-actualization, whether related to clinical symptoms or existential experience.
(617) 229-7126 View (617) 229-7126

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West Somerville, MA

< 10

Therapists in West Somerville, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Harvard Pilgrim
100% Tufts

How Therapists in West Somerville, MA see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Somerville?

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.