Therapists in New Carrollton, MD

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Alieu Daramy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
New Carrollton, MD 20784
I came to know social work as a professional career path through my passion for helping people and after completing my undergrad degree in youth ministry, I discovered the Master of Social Work - MSW graduate program at Howard University where I first learned about the vast intricacies of mental health and treatment for it. I passed the graduate level and later the clinical level board exams, both which enabled me to service clients at higher levels over the past 11 years.
I came to know social work as a professional career path through my passion for helping people and after completing my undergrad degree in youth ministry, I discovered the Master of Social Work - MSW graduate program at Howard University where I first learned about the vast intricacies of mental health and treatment for it. I passed the graduate level and later the clinical level board exams, both which enabled me to service clients at higher levels over the past 11 years.
(301) 781-7847 View (301) 781-7847
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Well of Hope 4 Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
New Carrollton, MD 20784  (Online Only)
Hope is a desire or longing for something to happen with the assumption that it will fill a void that exists, especially in a life wrought with confusion, loss, heartache and pain. There is only One who is able to provide each and every individual with a bottomless well of hope to navigate this life with peace and joy regardless of the circumstances. With that hope a renewed zeal for life and love will flourish.
Hope is a desire or longing for something to happen with the assumption that it will fill a void that exists, especially in a life wrought with confusion, loss, heartache and pain. There is only One who is able to provide each and every individual with a bottomless well of hope to navigate this life with peace and joy regardless of the circumstances. With that hope a renewed zeal for life and love will flourish.
(301) 701-2469 View (301) 701-2469
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Family Intervention Partners
Counselor, MD, DNP, PhD, LCPC, LCSW-C
Verified
New Carrollton, MD 20784
We provide medication management/psychiatry, therapy and psychiatric rehabilitation services. Our clinic consists of a team of licensed Prescribers, Psychologists, therapists, social workers, and case managers who work together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. We have bilingual therapists available. We are always accepting new clients and we do not have waitlists. Same day and next day appointments available!
We provide medication management/psychiatry, therapy and psychiatric rehabilitation services. Our clinic consists of a team of licensed Prescribers, Psychologists, therapists, social workers, and case managers who work together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. We have bilingual therapists available. We are always accepting new clients and we do not have waitlists. Same day and next day appointments available!
(301) 786-5657 View (301) 786-5657
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C & A Behavioral Healthcare Services
Counselor, PsyD, DH, LCPC, LPC
Verified
New Carrollton, MD 20784
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in MD & DC for over 10 years, I am in practice supporting adults, adolescents, and children to cope with mental health challenges. I use different counseling techniques to support my clients in treatment. I treat clients with respect, empathy, and positive regard. I am a Behavioral Health Crisis Management Specialist, Suicide Prevention therapist, Trauma-Focused Therapist. Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT). C & A also provide psychotropic medication prescription and management across the lifespan. Also, provide teletherapy & Virtual therapy services
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in MD & DC for over 10 years, I am in practice supporting adults, adolescents, and children to cope with mental health challenges. I use different counseling techniques to support my clients in treatment. I treat clients with respect, empathy, and positive regard. I am a Behavioral Health Crisis Management Specialist, Suicide Prevention therapist, Trauma-Focused Therapist. Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT). C & A also provide psychotropic medication prescription and management across the lifespan. Also, provide teletherapy & Virtual therapy services
(240) 329-0980 View (240) 329-0980
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Cathy Malin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Carrollton, MD 20784  (Online Only)
When grief lies heavy, and the weight of a loved one's absence leaves a void no words can fill. I cannot take your pain away, but I can walk with you through the process of grieving. As a therapist, I specialize in helping clients cope with grief, challenging life transitions, stress, and anxiety. Losing a loved one often leaves an ache and void that words struggle to capture. I will be there to listen with care as we give voice to your unspeakable pain - through the tears, anger, and numbness. You need not be alone during this process, I am here to hold space for you.
When grief lies heavy, and the weight of a loved one's absence leaves a void no words can fill. I cannot take your pain away, but I can walk with you through the process of grieving. As a therapist, I specialize in helping clients cope with grief, challenging life transitions, stress, and anxiety. Losing a loved one often leaves an ache and void that words struggle to capture. I will be there to listen with care as we give voice to your unspeakable pain - through the tears, anger, and numbness. You need not be alone during this process, I am here to hold space for you.
(410) 650-6318 View (410) 650-6318
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The Therapy Factory, LLC Reina Arevalo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LGPC, CTRP-C
Verified
New Carrollton, MD 20784
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? I help individuals reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals to create healthy coping strategies to help with life’s challenges. We will work together to find solutions, specific to your needs. I have experience working with children, adolescents and young adults, who have a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life challenges, ADHD/ADD, trauma, coping skills, grief/loss, LGBTQI/gender identity, peer relationships, suicide ideation, work/life balance, mood disorders, family conflict, and stress management.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? I help individuals reach a better emotional place. Working with your personal strengths and specific goals to create healthy coping strategies to help with life’s challenges. We will work together to find solutions, specific to your needs. I have experience working with children, adolescents and young adults, who have a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life challenges, ADHD/ADD, trauma, coping skills, grief/loss, LGBTQI/gender identity, peer relationships, suicide ideation, work/life balance, mood disorders, family conflict, and stress management.
(240) 226-3874 View (240) 226-3874

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Geoffrey Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or another mental health issue? I am a psychotherapist with a broad range of experience working with a variety of clients.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or another mental health issue? I am a psychotherapist with a broad range of experience working with a variety of clients.
(240) 724-8438 View (240) 724-8438
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Kaitlin Widerman
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
• Immediate Appointments Available! • ° Online scheduling available ° Hi, I’m Kaitlin! I’m excited and honored to be considered in helping you reach your therapeutic goals! I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, self-harm, trauma, and life transitions. One of the most important parts of therapy is building a connection with your therapist and feeling comfortable being your genuine, authentic self in the therapy space. Building and maintaining therapeutic rapport and sense of acceptance is something I strive to provide as a therapist.
• Immediate Appointments Available! • ° Online scheduling available ° Hi, I’m Kaitlin! I’m excited and honored to be considered in helping you reach your therapeutic goals! I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, self-harm, trauma, and life transitions. One of the most important parts of therapy is building a connection with your therapist and feeling comfortable being your genuine, authentic self in the therapy space. Building and maintaining therapeutic rapport and sense of acceptance is something I strive to provide as a therapist.
(240) 728-7787 View (240) 728-7787
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Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Network, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CAC II, MSW
Verified
Bowie, MD 20721  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in a place where you are not happy? Are you, your family, or your relationships hurting? - I can help you ease the pain, the suffering, and the confusion. Oftentimes, challenges can be tough to manage; finding the right therapist to talk with can make all the difference in the world. Therapy doesn't have to be a difficult or uncomfortable experience. I can help you re-claim your confidence and get your life back. You can, once again, discover new meaning and enjoyment. A healthier you will flourish, and a more meaningful and fulfilling life will follow.
Do you feel stuck in a place where you are not happy? Are you, your family, or your relationships hurting? - I can help you ease the pain, the suffering, and the confusion. Oftentimes, challenges can be tough to manage; finding the right therapist to talk with can make all the difference in the world. Therapy doesn't have to be a difficult or uncomfortable experience. I can help you re-claim your confidence and get your life back. You can, once again, discover new meaning and enjoyment. A healthier you will flourish, and a more meaningful and fulfilling life will follow.
(301) 852-7070 View (301) 852-7070
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Achieving Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
Achieving Joy's counseling boutique is created to improve the emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness of the LGBTQ community. Our counselor's are diverse, licensed and are active participants within the community. We provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore monogamous and non-monogamous relationships, complete pre-marital counseling, and create action steps to reach your life goals. We also provide group counseling, workshops, and annual conferences. Our purpose is to help you create a plan of action to achieve your joy.
(301) 691-3874 View (301) 691-3874
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Demitri C Kornegay
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LCPC
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
(301) 685-7779 View (301) 685-7779
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Good Health Practices
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Thank you for clicking on our profile. Are you transitioning through life and need help getting to your next step? Do you need help challenging negative thoughts and would benefit from learning practical tools to persevere? Do you need help creating a plan to navigating through past hurt and trauma in order to grow and reach your full growth potential?
Hello! Thank you for clicking on our profile. Are you transitioning through life and need help getting to your next step? Do you need help challenging negative thoughts and would benefit from learning practical tools to persevere? Do you need help creating a plan to navigating through past hurt and trauma in order to grow and reach your full growth potential?
(240) 617-3602 View (240) 617-3602
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Maggie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
Everyone needs to reach out for help at some time in their lives. In an atmosphere of caring and support I'll help you explore the feelings and thoughts that make you believe you're stuck with anxiety, depression, or the effects of trauma and grief. We’ll create a calm, comfortable space where change feels natural and safe. Starting therapy takes courage, but it allows you to explore your past in a way that improves your future.
Everyone needs to reach out for help at some time in their lives. In an atmosphere of caring and support I'll help you explore the feelings and thoughts that make you believe you're stuck with anxiety, depression, or the effects of trauma and grief. We’ll create a calm, comfortable space where change feels natural and safe. Starting therapy takes courage, but it allows you to explore your past in a way that improves your future.
(240) 376-4360 View (240) 376-4360
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Legacy Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706
Not accepting new clients
Legacy Counseling is dedicated to healing the emotional pain of past trauma, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation and helping generations begin the healing process. Amina Hall, LCSW-C is the Owner, A Psychotherapist who enjoys using a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Challenging negative core beliefs by creating a healthy journey of self exploration.
Legacy Counseling is dedicated to healing the emotional pain of past trauma, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation and helping generations begin the healing process. Amina Hall, LCSW-C is the Owner, A Psychotherapist who enjoys using a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Challenging negative core beliefs by creating a healthy journey of self exploration.
(240) 589-7523 View (240) 589-7523
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Inner G Counseling & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CIMHP
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
My name is Sauda Welch and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Intuitive Healer with a focus on integrating mental, physical, and spiritual processes for holistic growth and healing. Coming from a wellness perspective, I believe everyone already has the tools for healing. Clients learn to identify, confront, and develop all aspects of themselves that cause distress and find the motivation to make long lasting changes. Throughout the process, I provide my clients with a relaxed and safe environment to work through fear, guilt, shame, and other negative influences that block their Inner G!
My name is Sauda Welch and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Intuitive Healer with a focus on integrating mental, physical, and spiritual processes for holistic growth and healing. Coming from a wellness perspective, I believe everyone already has the tools for healing. Clients learn to identify, confront, and develop all aspects of themselves that cause distress and find the motivation to make long lasting changes. Throughout the process, I provide my clients with a relaxed and safe environment to work through fear, guilt, shame, and other negative influences that block their Inner G!
(410) 457-9471 View (410) 457-9471
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Dr. Darryl Arrington
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20706
Not accepting new clients
I believe that the relationships that people share are a gift to humanity. I aim to help clients enjoy that gift to the fullest. What I bring to each session is therapeutic knowledge and experience, while the ideal clients bring the will to change. The combination of these elements provides the best chance for healing and growth. Passionately, I have found fulfillment and success assisting survivors of sexual trauma, verbal and physical abuse, and emotional manipulation. I help individual clients; yet many of the couples that I work with include one or both partners who seek help recovering from these experiences.
I believe that the relationships that people share are a gift to humanity. I aim to help clients enjoy that gift to the fullest. What I bring to each session is therapeutic knowledge and experience, while the ideal clients bring the will to change. The combination of these elements provides the best chance for healing and growth. Passionately, I have found fulfillment and success assisting survivors of sexual trauma, verbal and physical abuse, and emotional manipulation. I help individual clients; yet many of the couples that I work with include one or both partners who seek help recovering from these experiences.
(240) 205-8247 View (240) 205-8247
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Elena Sanchez Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, SPANISH, ENGLISH, Couples, Español
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20784  (Online Only)
You have had enough and feel hopeless! You have noticed that it is difficult for you to accomplish your goals, finish your tasks, and socialize with people. You find yourself anxious, worried, tired, frustrated and overwhelmed. My name is Elena, I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) Marital and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents who are struggling and want to feel better. Side by side, using individual therapy, marital counseling and family therapy, I can help you to address anxiety, trauma, depression, communication problems, family difficulties and marital issues.
You have had enough and feel hopeless! You have noticed that it is difficult for you to accomplish your goals, finish your tasks, and socialize with people. You find yourself anxious, worried, tired, frustrated and overwhelmed. My name is Elena, I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) Marital and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents who are struggling and want to feel better. Side by side, using individual therapy, marital counseling and family therapy, I can help you to address anxiety, trauma, depression, communication problems, family difficulties and marital issues.
(301) 450-6115 View (301) 450-6115
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Darryl Marshall Sr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, EAS-C
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706
Welcome to the change you have been looking for! The focus of my practice is to help you become the change you want. "My kids don't listen" "I'm depressed", "this is not where I suppose to be in my life", "I'm hurting", confused and I don't know what to do". These are the thoughts, feelings and emotions that run through our heads every day. When things go wrong we look for something or someone to change...we look at the people around us to change, but they don't! The change comes from you!
Welcome to the change you have been looking for! The focus of my practice is to help you become the change you want. "My kids don't listen" "I'm depressed", "this is not where I suppose to be in my life", "I'm hurting", confused and I don't know what to do". These are the thoughts, feelings and emotions that run through our heads every day. When things go wrong we look for something or someone to change...we look at the people around us to change, but they don't! The change comes from you!
(301) 812-4374 View (301) 812-4374
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Kimberly R Woodard
Counselor, JD, MS, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706
Not accepting new clients
If you are suffering with depression, looking to learn how to manage your anxiety, or seeking greater satisfaction in your relationship with others; I can help. Perhaps you are trying to adjust to a major life transition such as the death of a loved one, or a divorce. Or, maybe you are in a dating relationship or marriage that is not as satisfying as it once was. Deepening your understanding of old, unhelpful patterns that are causing you to be depressed, anxious, or just plain dissatisfied with your life, is a good place to start. With new, more helpful ways of understanding yourself, comes the freedom to make different choices.
If you are suffering with depression, looking to learn how to manage your anxiety, or seeking greater satisfaction in your relationship with others; I can help. Perhaps you are trying to adjust to a major life transition such as the death of a loved one, or a divorce. Or, maybe you are in a dating relationship or marriage that is not as satisfying as it once was. Deepening your understanding of old, unhelpful patterns that are causing you to be depressed, anxious, or just plain dissatisfied with your life, is a good place to start. With new, more helpful ways of understanding yourself, comes the freedom to make different choices.
(240) 256-3015 View (240) 256-3015
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Beverly Rouse
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma, marriage and family challenges and sex therapy. I am non-judgmental and work with clients who present a variety of challenges based on life situations. We will work together to identify solutions and tools that work for the client.
I specialize in trauma, marriage and family challenges and sex therapy. I am non-judgmental and work with clients who present a variety of challenges based on life situations. We will work together to identify solutions and tools that work for the client.
(301) 970-3545 View (301) 970-3545

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Number of Therapists in New Carrollton, MD

< 10

Therapists in New Carrollton, MD who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% School Issues
67% Family Conflict
67% Life Transitions
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in New Carrollton, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Carrollton?

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.