Therapists in Walbrook, Baltimore, MD

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Eyitayo Enitan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216
Here everyone is valued; I provide a safe, nurturing and secure environment for exploration, for doing soul work. My desire is that the client realizes her potential for creating the life that she deeply desires. Whether she feels stuck in pain, is wresting with a problem, is committed to healing an addiction, or would like to shed shame and release guilt, she will find hope here.
Here everyone is valued; I provide a safe, nurturing and secure environment for exploration, for doing soul work. My desire is that the client realizes her potential for creating the life that she deeply desires. Whether she feels stuck in pain, is wresting with a problem, is committed to healing an addiction, or would like to shed shame and release guilt, she will find hope here.
(443) 681-9937 View (443) 681-9937
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TIME Organization
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216
T.I.M.E Organization Incorporated is a CARF accredited (501c3) human service agency that provides strengths-based mental health and behavioral health services to youth and adults in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, Anne Arundel County and most surrounding counties. We would like for you to take this opportunity to see what we have to offer to adults or youth that may be in need of our services. With over 100 years of collective mental health services experience, it is our goal to provide the most holistic care and support to the communities we serve.
T.I.M.E Organization Incorporated is a CARF accredited (501c3) human service agency that provides strengths-based mental health and behavioral health services to youth and adults in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, Anne Arundel County and most surrounding counties. We would like for you to take this opportunity to see what we have to offer to adults or youth that may be in need of our services. With over 100 years of collective mental health services experience, it is our goal to provide the most holistic care and support to the communities we serve.
(443) 232-2009 View (443) 232-2009
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Theresa Harris
Counselor, M Ed, LCPC
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216  (Online Only)
At IFLP, we see counseling as a collaborative process.Therapist and client work together to understand patterns from their past and present so that the client can overcome obstacles and successfully move forward into their future. We promise to treat you with respect, compassion and genuine concern. Our practice's target populations are: children, youth, adults & their families. We believe in an empathetic, non judgmental approach to helping clients understand their behaviors. We use various treatment modalities tailored to meet each client's individual needs. We provide a safe, confidential environment whereby clients can openly share their thoughts and feelings.
At IFLP, we see counseling as a collaborative process.Therapist and client work together to understand patterns from their past and present so that the client can overcome obstacles and successfully move forward into their future. We promise to treat you with respect, compassion and genuine concern. Our practice's target populations are: children, youth, adults & their families. We believe in an empathetic, non judgmental approach to helping clients understand their behaviors. We use various treatment modalities tailored to meet each client's individual needs. We provide a safe, confidential environment whereby clients can openly share their thoughts and feelings.
(410) 941-3825 View (410) 941-3825
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Hope and Faith Counseling & Educational Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, C-SWHC
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216
Hi, thank you for viewing my profile. Are you avoiding life, or living life? I have 15+ years of experience working work with individual, families, couples who find it difficult to cope with daily life stressors, communicate, and manage feelings of anxiety/ depression. It can be a tough decision to acknowledge that change is needed in certain areas of our lives, the decision can be even tougher when you decide to take action. Together we will look at coping styles, problematic thoughts, and behaviors, that interfere with your daily living activities, so that you can live the life you want.
Hi, thank you for viewing my profile. Are you avoiding life, or living life? I have 15+ years of experience working work with individual, families, couples who find it difficult to cope with daily life stressors, communicate, and manage feelings of anxiety/ depression. It can be a tough decision to acknowledge that change is needed in certain areas of our lives, the decision can be even tougher when you decide to take action. Together we will look at coping styles, problematic thoughts, and behaviors, that interfere with your daily living activities, so that you can live the life you want.
(410) 609-6020 View (410) 609-6020
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Darius Gwynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216  (Online Only)
Do you have concerns about your ability to cope with anger, anxiety, career transitions, and/or intimacy and interpersonal issues? Are you feeling disconnected? Often, we can find ourselves in a “life loop” that can make us feel like we’re on autopilot. Sometimes those feelings of anger, anxiety, and disconnection can feel so strong that we feel isolated and alone. But the truth is that you are not alone and do not have to navigate those issues by yourself. You can free yourself of your issues! You can live the life that you desire!
Do you have concerns about your ability to cope with anger, anxiety, career transitions, and/or intimacy and interpersonal issues? Are you feeling disconnected? Often, we can find ourselves in a “life loop” that can make us feel like we’re on autopilot. Sometimes those feelings of anger, anxiety, and disconnection can feel so strong that we feel isolated and alone. But the truth is that you are not alone and do not have to navigate those issues by yourself. You can free yourself of your issues! You can live the life that you desire!
(240) 209-9858 View (240) 209-9858
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Your Divine Journey, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SAP
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Bridget Butts, LCSW-C, SAP and it will be an honor to work with you. I believe that therapy is a place to feel known and understood. It is also a place to overcome painful experiences. I am committed to working attentively and gently with your life story and issues, while understanding the beauty and the brokenness in your unique story. Whether you are struggling with short-term or lifelong challenges, we will find ways to address them. Each of us deserves to know what it feels like to be supported during life's challenges, and that is what I am offering to you.
Hello! My name is Bridget Butts, LCSW-C, SAP and it will be an honor to work with you. I believe that therapy is a place to feel known and understood. It is also a place to overcome painful experiences. I am committed to working attentively and gently with your life story and issues, while understanding the beauty and the brokenness in your unique story. Whether you are struggling with short-term or lifelong challenges, we will find ways to address them. Each of us deserves to know what it feels like to be supported during life's challenges, and that is what I am offering to you.
(301) 307-5768 View (301) 307-5768
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Latisha Christensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216  (Online Only)
Latisha S. Christensen is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in complex trauma, race issues, and financial therapy for the treatment of money-related disorders. She practices virtually at Money Talks Baltimore LLC for clients residing Maryland, Virginia, NC and SC and Money Talks Tampa, LLC for clients in Florida. "The most ignored relationship is our relationship with money despite the meaning it has in all the spaces of life. It dictates your status, where you live, what your drive and who you associate with. I believe a healthy relationship with money is the key to wholeness and mental health."
Latisha S. Christensen is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in complex trauma, race issues, and financial therapy for the treatment of money-related disorders. She practices virtually at Money Talks Baltimore LLC for clients residing Maryland, Virginia, NC and SC and Money Talks Tampa, LLC for clients in Florida. "The most ignored relationship is our relationship with money despite the meaning it has in all the spaces of life. It dictates your status, where you live, what your drive and who you associate with. I believe a healthy relationship with money is the key to wholeness and mental health."
(786) 244-5447 View (786) 244-5447
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OHV-Mental Health Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216
I work with patients that need mental health and drug addiction challenges in the area of psychotherapy needs.
I work with patients that need mental health and drug addiction challenges in the area of psychotherapy needs.
(410) 267-4208 View (410) 267-4208
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Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216  (Online Only)
By 2026, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services will be a leading provider of culturally competent, trauma informed and strengths based outpatient mental health services for women and adolescent girls (ages 16 and older) in Baltimore City. Our mission is to provide individuals and families in Baltimore City with the evidence based mental health services that will equip them with the skills needed to improve their quality of life. These services include intake assessments and therapy sessions with individuals. At this time, all of our services are virtual.
By 2026, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services will be a leading provider of culturally competent, trauma informed and strengths based outpatient mental health services for women and adolescent girls (ages 16 and older) in Baltimore City. Our mission is to provide individuals and families in Baltimore City with the evidence based mental health services that will equip them with the skills needed to improve their quality of life. These services include intake assessments and therapy sessions with individuals. At this time, all of our services are virtual.
(667) 201-6092 View (667) 201-6092
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Lawrynn Brooks
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walbrook, Baltimore, MD 21216
Starting your therapy journey can be difficult. You may not know where to start, what to look for, or even how to figure out what exactly you need. You may be feeling things you don't quite understand or dealing with circumstances you can't get a grasp on. It may all just seem overwhelming to figure out on your own. That's where I come in. Whether you're feeling anxious or sad, or you're having trouble figuring out what's next for you in life, I can help. Have a child that you think may need some additional support, I can help. I would love to work with you as you embark on this journey.
Starting your therapy journey can be difficult. You may not know where to start, what to look for, or even how to figure out what exactly you need. You may be feeling things you don't quite understand or dealing with circumstances you can't get a grasp on. It may all just seem overwhelming to figure out on your own. That's where I come in. Whether you're feeling anxious or sad, or you're having trouble figuring out what's next for you in life, I can help. Have a child that you think may need some additional support, I can help. I would love to work with you as you embark on this journey.
(410) 401-8795 View (410) 401-8795

Online Therapists

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Melissa Weinberg
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Your mind is constantly racing, flooding you with worry. You don't even know where the thoughts come from, but they can be upsetting. You try to control or ignore them, but they come right back. You're stressing out the people around you. Why does life seem so easy for other people? You're tired of people telling you to "just relax" and that "it will be okay." Nothing you do seems to work and you've never felt so discouraged. You are afraid that this anxiety will never go away, especially if it is new to you. You want to be at ease. You want to feel like you're actually engaged in your life, not distracted and struggling through it.
Your mind is constantly racing, flooding you with worry. You don't even know where the thoughts come from, but they can be upsetting. You try to control or ignore them, but they come right back. You're stressing out the people around you. Why does life seem so easy for other people? You're tired of people telling you to "just relax" and that "it will be okay." Nothing you do seems to work and you've never felt so discouraged. You are afraid that this anxiety will never go away, especially if it is new to you. You want to be at ease. You want to feel like you're actually engaged in your life, not distracted and struggling through it.
(443) 294-7671 View (443) 294-7671
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Tasha N Allen
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Thank you for choosing to begin your wellness journey with Birthstone. Here, therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, most importantly, the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your path to healing!
Thank you for choosing to begin your wellness journey with Birthstone. Here, therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, most importantly, the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your path to healing!
(667) 285-8466 View (667) 285-8466
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Rachel D’Agostino
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Master's in Community Trauma Counseling. My work primarily focuses on trauma, attachment issues and sex addiction. I support adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues. I also support adults struggling with anxiety and depression. I believe that we all face barriers and struggles throughout our lives and we deserve to be seen, heard, and validated in these experiences. In therapy, we can help challenge and process these behaviors and experiences.
Hello! I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Master's in Community Trauma Counseling. My work primarily focuses on trauma, attachment issues and sex addiction. I support adults and couples who are struggling with relationship issues. I also support adults struggling with anxiety and depression. I believe that we all face barriers and struggles throughout our lives and we deserve to be seen, heard, and validated in these experiences. In therapy, we can help challenge and process these behaviors and experiences.
(301) 747-0035 View (301) 747-0035
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Mischell Y Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215
My focus is to provide effective counseling service with compassion and holistic healing. Restoring lives through inventive modes of treatment and communication in the Maryland area. My office is conveniently located in Pikesville, Maryland at the KnightsBridge Apartments LLC. The building is handicapped accessible, free parking and accessible to the bus line to meet your needs. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling specializing in mental health care. Areas of expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief/Loss & Adjustment disorders. I believe in holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul.
My focus is to provide effective counseling service with compassion and holistic healing. Restoring lives through inventive modes of treatment and communication in the Maryland area. My office is conveniently located in Pikesville, Maryland at the KnightsBridge Apartments LLC. The building is handicapped accessible, free parking and accessible to the bus line to meet your needs. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling specializing in mental health care. Areas of expertise include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief/Loss & Adjustment disorders. I believe in holistic treatment of the mind, body and soul.
(443) 342-9360 View (443) 342-9360
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Adrianna Crouch
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
As a practicing therapist and former client, I understand how difficult it can be to move forward when you feel stuck or struggling against what seems impossible to recover from or manage. I firmly believe that each of us has the ability to meet and even surpass our expectations of what is possible for us to overcome, regardless of how dire the circumstances may seem. You are the expert on your own life and my role is to help you become a more confident expert. As a result, I work best with clients who are prepared to be active and committed to therapy in order to be more successful in their everyday lives.
As a practicing therapist and former client, I understand how difficult it can be to move forward when you feel stuck or struggling against what seems impossible to recover from or manage. I firmly believe that each of us has the ability to meet and even surpass our expectations of what is possible for us to overcome, regardless of how dire the circumstances may seem. You are the expert on your own life and my role is to help you become a more confident expert. As a result, I work best with clients who are prepared to be active and committed to therapy in order to be more successful in their everyday lives.
(410) 781-1357 View (410) 781-1357
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Adedayo Adeala
Counselor, CRC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202
My ideal client is an adolescent attending high school, whose dealing with emotional issues in their school settings, they're in need of some guidance in determining an appropriate identity and career path. They're seeking vocational guidance from a lack of understanding of the world of work and how their unique abilities and skills fit into it.
My ideal client is an adolescent attending high school, whose dealing with emotional issues in their school settings, they're in need of some guidance in determining an appropriate identity and career path. They're seeking vocational guidance from a lack of understanding of the world of work and how their unique abilities and skills fit into it.
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Ryan Weathers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Looking to assist motivated clients towards accomplishing their therapeutic goals. I love to look at therapy as a collaborative effort to help client make the changes, they would like to see in their life. It would be an honor to be an active resource in this journey for you. On this journey we can work towards healthy coping techniques and behaviors, as well as promote growth as you would define it on your own individual terms.
Looking to assist motivated clients towards accomplishing their therapeutic goals. I love to look at therapy as a collaborative effort to help client make the changes, they would like to see in their life. It would be an honor to be an active resource in this journey for you. On this journey we can work towards healthy coping techniques and behaviors, as well as promote growth as you would define it on your own individual terms.
(443) 706-8495 View (443) 706-8495
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Rachel Zubek- Therapy & Supervision
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21223  (Online Only)
Well done on starting your path to therapy! Beginning therapy can be hard to do and you have done a great job in getting started on that journey. I love working with people to find peace and to support your empowerment. I specialize in working with teens, emerging adults and adults who want to work on life traumas, big and small, and life transitions and the anxiety and depression that come along with them. If people-pleasing and overworking are problem areas for you, we can work together to find freedom with boundaries and rest. We will work together to identify your goals for you to live your most authentic and joy-filled life.
Well done on starting your path to therapy! Beginning therapy can be hard to do and you have done a great job in getting started on that journey. I love working with people to find peace and to support your empowerment. I specialize in working with teens, emerging adults and adults who want to work on life traumas, big and small, and life transitions and the anxiety and depression that come along with them. If people-pleasing and overworking are problem areas for you, we can work together to find freedom with boundaries and rest. We will work together to identify your goals for you to live your most authentic and joy-filled life.
(410) 261-4151 View (410) 261-4151
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Bailey I Taylor
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21230
Hi there! Still searching through endless therapist profiles? I get it - finding the right fit can be quite a journey! I'm passionate about helping teens and young adults navigate anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and overall life transitions. No expectations for masking or perfectionism here; you've landed in a warm and authentic space to make your healing a collaborative and positive experience. Using a creative blend of evidence-based approaches, therapy with me is personalized to ensure you feel supported, empowered, and heard.
Hi there! Still searching through endless therapist profiles? I get it - finding the right fit can be quite a journey! I'm passionate about helping teens and young adults navigate anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and overall life transitions. No expectations for masking or perfectionism here; you've landed in a warm and authentic space to make your healing a collaborative and positive experience. Using a creative blend of evidence-based approaches, therapy with me is personalized to ensure you feel supported, empowered, and heard.
(410) 970-3724 View (410) 970-3724
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Katherine Neidorf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to process complex and traumatic experiences. I specialize in working through histories of physical violence, sexual violence, and emotional abuse. I approach pain from a holistic perspective looking at environment, behavior, relationships, history, and health.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to process complex and traumatic experiences. I specialize in working through histories of physical violence, sexual violence, and emotional abuse. I approach pain from a holistic perspective looking at environment, behavior, relationships, history, and health.
(781) 808-2503 View (781) 808-2503

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Walbrook, Baltimore, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Walbrook, Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
90% Coping Skills
80% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
70% Anger Management
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Medicaid
56% Cigna and Evernorth
56% CareFirst

How Therapists in Walbrook, Baltimore, MD see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walbrook, Baltimore?

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.