Therapists in Glen Arm, MD

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Clare Donofrio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Arm, MD 21057  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for being here! I love to support my clients as they gain insight into their experiences and the confidence to cope with life's stressors. I aim to be an affirming and authentic presence as you navigate the challenges of your current season of life. If you are someone who has struggled with anxiety, panic, or OCD, finds yourself feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed, or has generally felt "too sensitive," I would love to support you. I specialize in working with women and queer people who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or parenting.
Thank you for being here! I love to support my clients as they gain insight into their experiences and the confidence to cope with life's stressors. I aim to be an affirming and authentic presence as you navigate the challenges of your current season of life. If you are someone who has struggled with anxiety, panic, or OCD, finds yourself feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed, or has generally felt "too sensitive," I would love to support you. I specialize in working with women and queer people who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or parenting.
(410) 835-4668 View (410) 835-4668
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Nicole Blanchette
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Dr. Blanchette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2015. Dr. Blanchette earned her BA from the University of Maryland - College Park, her MA and MEd from Columbia University, and her MS and EdD from the University of Western States. She has served as a research assistant on various teams including the University of Maryland systems. Based on these experiences, Dr. Blanchette has developed a knack for helping clients who feel "stuck".
Dr. Blanchette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2015. Dr. Blanchette earned her BA from the University of Maryland - College Park, her MA and MEd from Columbia University, and her MS and EdD from the University of Western States. She has served as a research assistant on various teams including the University of Maryland systems. Based on these experiences, Dr. Blanchette has developed a knack for helping clients who feel "stuck".
(410) 862-2604 View (410) 862-2604
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Latesha Edmerson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Latesha Edmerson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2003. She has an MA in Counseling from New Jersey City University, an MA in Educational Psychology from New Jersey City University, and a BA in Psychology from Kean University. Latesha is down to earth and a true people person. She is patient, kind and empathetic to her client's needs. Latesha walks alongside her clients on their journey to wellness. Outside of work, Latesha spends a lot of time with her family doing outings, she's a comedienne, loves Sci-Fi and is a movie buff!.
Latesha Edmerson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2003. She has an MA in Counseling from New Jersey City University, an MA in Educational Psychology from New Jersey City University, and a BA in Psychology from Kean University. Latesha is down to earth and a true people person. She is patient, kind and empathetic to her client's needs. Latesha walks alongside her clients on their journey to wellness. Outside of work, Latesha spends a lot of time with her family doing outings, she's a comedienne, loves Sci-Fi and is a movie buff!.
(410) 453-1825 View (410) 453-1825
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Nancy Craven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Nancy Kurtz Craven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 1994. Nancy has an outstanding reputation as a psychotherapist. Her style of therapy is highly compassionate and genuine. When working with individuals, couples, and families, together Nancy and the clients achieve more appropriate coping and decision-making skills as well as increase confidence to view more positive options, all to increase quality of life. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys the beach, LOVES Maryland sports (Ravens, Orioles, and Terps), and is extremely social, enjoying interactions with others.
Nancy Kurtz Craven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 1994. Nancy has an outstanding reputation as a psychotherapist. Her style of therapy is highly compassionate and genuine. When working with individuals, couples, and families, together Nancy and the clients achieve more appropriate coping and decision-making skills as well as increase confidence to view more positive options, all to increase quality of life. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys the beach, LOVES Maryland sports (Ravens, Orioles, and Terps), and is extremely social, enjoying interactions with others.
(410) 904-6897 View (410) 904-6897
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Queen Wilson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Queen Wilson, LPC Queen Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2021. Queen helps a client by meeting them where they are currently. Outside of work, Queen enjoys cycling, reading, yoga, meditation, dancing, and traveling.
Queen Wilson, LPC Queen Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2021. Queen helps a client by meeting them where they are currently. Outside of work, Queen enjoys cycling, reading, yoga, meditation, dancing, and traveling.
(443) 733-6642 View (443) 733-6642
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Emmanuel McDowell
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Emmanuel A. McDowell is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2021. Emmanuel has been working with domestic violence victims and abusers. This has provided him the opportunity to work with clients who are couples, suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, groups, etc. Emmanuel has done a lot of different things at his place of work and will be able to bring this knowledge and skill set to LifeStance. Outside of work, Emmanuel loves to be active. Water is the thing he uses to bring him some type of peace.
Emmanuel A. McDowell is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2021. Emmanuel has been working with domestic violence victims and abusers. This has provided him the opportunity to work with clients who are couples, suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, groups, etc. Emmanuel has done a lot of different things at his place of work and will be able to bring this knowledge and skill set to LifeStance. Outside of work, Emmanuel loves to be active. Water is the thing he uses to bring him some type of peace.
(410) 401-0173 View (410) 401-0173
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Yosan Gebre-Ab
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Yosan Gebre-Ab is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2020. Whether someone is grappling with a psychological diagnosis or a new life challenge, Yosan will work with her clients, using different evidenced-based practices to approach these issues holistically. Your time together can be spent developing helpful coping skills, processing the emotions you are experiencing, and exploring how you can move forward and live a life consistent with your values.
Yosan Gebre-Ab is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2020. Whether someone is grappling with a psychological diagnosis or a new life challenge, Yosan will work with her clients, using different evidenced-based practices to approach these issues holistically. Your time together can be spent developing helpful coping skills, processing the emotions you are experiencing, and exploring how you can move forward and live a life consistent with your values.
(410) 873-7530 View (410) 873-7530
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Ky Robertson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Kyra Robertson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy "? Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Education "? Early Childhood Educational Studies, Master of Science in School Counseling and Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy - Urban Policy from the University of Maryland.
Kyra Robertson is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy "? Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Education "? Early Childhood Educational Studies, Master of Science in School Counseling and Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy - Urban Policy from the University of Maryland.
(410) 862-2845 View (410) 862-2845
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Allison Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Allison Simon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2010. She earned a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Allison a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. She believes that therapy is an important journey towards discovery of your true potential. The decision to come into therapy is an important one and must be done when the time is right for you. Allison believes a therapist should be a collaborative partner, advisor, and guide along the journey.
Allison Simon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2010. She earned a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Allison a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. She believes that therapy is an important journey towards discovery of your true potential. The decision to come into therapy is an important one and must be done when the time is right for you. Allison believes a therapist should be a collaborative partner, advisor, and guide along the journey.
(410) 914-1921 View (410) 914-1921
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James R Barry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Dr. James R. Barry is a Psychologist in Maryland who has been practicing since 1990. He has a PhD in Psychology from Northeastern University, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and a BS in Psychology from LeMoyne College. Dr. Barry's objectives are to help a client feel comfortable, take their concerns seriously, help them to challenge negative emotions and beliefs, ask what changes they want/need to reduce anxiety and improve mood, develop plans for success, provide guidance and encouragement, and remind them of their strengths. His approach is goal oriented.
Dr. James R. Barry is a Psychologist in Maryland who has been practicing since 1990. He has a PhD in Psychology from Northeastern University, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and a BS in Psychology from LeMoyne College. Dr. Barry's objectives are to help a client feel comfortable, take their concerns seriously, help them to challenge negative emotions and beliefs, ask what changes they want/need to reduce anxiety and improve mood, develop plans for success, provide guidance and encouragement, and remind them of their strengths. His approach is goal oriented.
(410) 883-9316 View (410) 883-9316
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Taylor Seaton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Taylor Seaton is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. Taylor treats clients through Trauma Informed Care, DBT, and Co-occurring disorder. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spa lounges.
Taylor Seaton is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland who has been practicing since 2022. Taylor treats clients through Trauma Informed Care, DBT, and Co-occurring disorder. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys spa lounges.
(410) 824-5611 View (410) 824-5611
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Ronda Wolfe
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Ronda Wolfe is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 1997. Ronda will meet the client where they are at and assist them in exploring and identifying maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, and/or behaviors in order to improve relationships and attain emotional well-being and happiness. In her free time, Ronda enjoys landscape design, reading, mentoring, and spending time in nature and with family.
Ronda Wolfe is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 1997. Ronda will meet the client where they are at and assist them in exploring and identifying maladaptive patterns of thinking, emotional responses, and/or behaviors in order to improve relationships and attain emotional well-being and happiness. In her free time, Ronda enjoys landscape design, reading, mentoring, and spending time in nature and with family.
(410) 936-3582 View (410) 936-3582

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Caitlin Cordial
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
Psychology Today uses a non-secure form for email. To securely contact us, please visit https://www.bwellcounselingservices.com/. Are you tired of 'just talking' about your problems? Would you like to be less self critical? Are you done with being held back by anxiety? If so, feel free to reach out. Caitlin's approach to therapy involves the creativity inherent in each person. She helps clients improve their relationships with themselves and create positive change in their lives.
Psychology Today uses a non-secure form for email. To securely contact us, please visit https://www.bwellcounselingservices.com/. Are you tired of 'just talking' about your problems? Would you like to be less self critical? Are you done with being held back by anxiety? If so, feel free to reach out. Caitlin's approach to therapy involves the creativity inherent in each person. She helps clients improve their relationships with themselves and create positive change in their lives.
(410) 904-6671 View (410) 904-6671
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Patrick LoPresto
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
Whether it's a temporary "bump in the road" or a time of crisis, it's not easy to ask for help. I provide a comfortable, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to make the next step a little easier.
Whether it's a temporary "bump in the road" or a time of crisis, it's not easy to ask for help. I provide a comfortable, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to make the next step a little easier.
(410) 927-5283 View (410) 927-5283
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Christy Chang
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Timonium, MD 21093
Not accepting new clients
I see therapy not just as a form of a treatment but also as a gift we give to ourselves. Through therapy, we explore our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and our relationship with others, including work and society. These explorations can be done alone but is more effective with a therapist, who can see patterns, themes, options, and solutions that we often overlook ourselves. Your relationship with me is a safe space to explore, to understand, to connect, and ultimately, to heal.
I see therapy not just as a form of a treatment but also as a gift we give to ourselves. Through therapy, we explore our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and our relationship with others, including work and society. These explorations can be done alone but is more effective with a therapist, who can see patterns, themes, options, and solutions that we often overlook ourselves. Your relationship with me is a safe space to explore, to understand, to connect, and ultimately, to heal.
(410) 697-4121 View (410) 697-4121
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Sophie Nathan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21286  (Online Only)
My goal is to help clients feel heard, supported and understood. Whether you are coming to therapy to navigate difficult life changes, in order to set healthy boundaries, for support in reframing your anxious thoughts, thinking through how your past family dynamics affect you or navigating your identity, I am here to offer encouraging guidance, direct engagement and nurturing support. Therapy is a collaborative process and I take a relational approach to support you in expressing yourself authentically, navigating change, reframing negative self talk, setting healthy boundaries and supporting you in enhancing the way you cope.
My goal is to help clients feel heard, supported and understood. Whether you are coming to therapy to navigate difficult life changes, in order to set healthy boundaries, for support in reframing your anxious thoughts, thinking through how your past family dynamics affect you or navigating your identity, I am here to offer encouraging guidance, direct engagement and nurturing support. Therapy is a collaborative process and I take a relational approach to support you in expressing yourself authentically, navigating change, reframing negative self talk, setting healthy boundaries and supporting you in enhancing the way you cope.
(856) 644-1253 View (856) 644-1253
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
(301) 327-2055 View (301) 327-2055
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Empowerment Behavioral Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21214  (Online Only)
My name is Ephraim, I am a good listener, empathic, and facilitator of socio-emotional change for individual with anxiety, depression, and addiction. I provide facilitative factors addressing mind, body, and spirit from a holistic framework with the goal of enhancing psycho-emotional balance. I see adolescence to adults.
My name is Ephraim, I am a good listener, empathic, and facilitator of socio-emotional change for individual with anxiety, depression, and addiction. I provide facilitative factors addressing mind, body, and spirit from a holistic framework with the goal of enhancing psycho-emotional balance. I see adolescence to adults.
(410) 210-4529 View (410) 210-4529
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Rebecca Sinner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CCATP
Verified Verified
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
In therapy sessions, I work with clients to help teach the skills needed to manage, squash, or move on from anxious or intrusive thoughts now and long after we end our time together. You will learn how to become “your own therapist” by learning how to spot anxious or intrusive thoughts and learning EXACTLY what to do, proactively and in-the-moment, to stop them from taking over and keeping you from enjoying life. Clients, of all ages, most often come to me to for difficulties related to OCD, anxiety, phobias, panic, and parent management/support for parents whose kids have ADHD or OCD, and perinatal/postpartum anxiety/OCD.
In therapy sessions, I work with clients to help teach the skills needed to manage, squash, or move on from anxious or intrusive thoughts now and long after we end our time together. You will learn how to become “your own therapist” by learning how to spot anxious or intrusive thoughts and learning EXACTLY what to do, proactively and in-the-moment, to stop them from taking over and keeping you from enjoying life. Clients, of all ages, most often come to me to for difficulties related to OCD, anxiety, phobias, panic, and parent management/support for parents whose kids have ADHD or OCD, and perinatal/postpartum anxiety/OCD.
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Amy Kirby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214
Not accepting new clients
I’m passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people who want to improve their lives, work through deeper issues, and live authentically. As a non-binary and queer clinician, I know exactly how essential it is to have a safe, affirming space to do this work. My therapeutic style is warm, direct, and collaborative and my clinical specialties include exploration of gender expression, identity, or transition, sexuality, relationships and attachment, and neurodivergent identities. If you are struggling with feelings of shame, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or experiencing discrimination or oppression - you are absolutely not alone.
I’m passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people who want to improve their lives, work through deeper issues, and live authentically. As a non-binary and queer clinician, I know exactly how essential it is to have a safe, affirming space to do this work. My therapeutic style is warm, direct, and collaborative and my clinical specialties include exploration of gender expression, identity, or transition, sexuality, relationships and attachment, and neurodivergent identities. If you are struggling with feelings of shame, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or experiencing discrimination or oppression - you are absolutely not alone.
(410) 413-3511 View (410) 413-3511

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glen Arm, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Glen Arm, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Bipolar Disorder
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth
75% MultiPlan

How Therapists in Glen Arm, MD see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Arm?

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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.