Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Sonja Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to accomplish their goals. My role is to help you uncover and understand the obstacles and trauma that are getting in the way of achieving what you desire, and then help you tap into your inner resources to succeed. With empathy and authenticity, I work alongside my clients to promote healing and discovery of their power to change. Whether you are experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss; problems with relationships, parenting, or self-esteem; or a general sense of disconnectedness – whatever it is – I recognize that therapy is self-work, and it's not easy.
(240) 887-1706 View (240) 887-1706
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Alana Tipton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
We all deserve relief from our burdens. Beginning therapy takes motivation, courage and the desire to change and grow. Most of us wouldn’t do it unless we need real help. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore how to improve your quality of life and together, we explore ways for you to heal and grow. I work with clients facing a variety of challenges including family of origin stressors, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am a queer affirming therapist.
We all deserve relief from our burdens. Beginning therapy takes motivation, courage and the desire to change and grow. Most of us wouldn’t do it unless we need real help. I create a safe and supportive environment for you to explore how to improve your quality of life and together, we explore ways for you to heal and grow. I work with clients facing a variety of challenges including family of origin stressors, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am a queer affirming therapist.
(240) 652-2243 View (240) 652-2243
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Courtney Brown
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxious feelings? Facing difficult times, need coping skills, transitioning, and need additional support because you feel no one understands. Look no further, as I may be the therapist for you! I believe in practicing holistically: "We must understand Part A before we can heal Part B." I hope to be a great passenger on your journey to your wellness goals.
Are you struggling with anxious feelings? Facing difficult times, need coping skills, transitioning, and need additional support because you feel no one understands. Look no further, as I may be the therapist for you! I believe in practicing holistically: "We must understand Part A before we can heal Part B." I hope to be a great passenger on your journey to your wellness goals.
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Jessica Branch
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Perhaps kindness, attentive listening, and collaboration are the most important elements I can bring to adults in my comfortable therapy room as we work individually. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a respectful environment where you can talk through what is causing you difficulties in your life. Our conversations will focus on reducing the effects and burdens of the problems, so that you will feel more free to live a happier life that is better connected to your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future. I can also provide sessions to practice and develop mindfulness skills to battle stress and anxiety symptoms.
Perhaps kindness, attentive listening, and collaboration are the most important elements I can bring to adults in my comfortable therapy room as we work individually. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a respectful environment where you can talk through what is causing you difficulties in your life. Our conversations will focus on reducing the effects and burdens of the problems, so that you will feel more free to live a happier life that is better connected to your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future. I can also provide sessions to practice and develop mindfulness skills to battle stress and anxiety symptoms.
(240) 220-9702 View (240) 220-9702
Elite Performance Psychology- Sport Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
Our practice focuses on providing performance and mental health services to athletes, performers and first responders. Our providers have years of experiences working with professional, collegiate and club athletes as well as performers and first responders. We work with you to help you become elite in your field. Common reasons that our clients reach out to us include building strategies to overcome performance anxiety, return to play from injury, increase confidence and focus and build skills to perform in high stress situations. We want to help you improve by building your mental game.
Our practice focuses on providing performance and mental health services to athletes, performers and first responders. Our providers have years of experiences working with professional, collegiate and club athletes as well as performers and first responders. We work with you to help you become elite in your field. Common reasons that our clients reach out to us include building strategies to overcome performance anxiety, return to play from injury, increase confidence and focus and build skills to perform in high stress situations. We want to help you improve by building your mental game.
(301) 750-1532 View (301) 750-1532
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Stephanie Gurka
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20902  (Online Only)
My passion is helping others to live their best and most productive lives. I strive to empower my clients to be their most authentic selves by learning to manage life stressors and to overcome past experiences. I work from an eclectic theoretical approach, using modalities such as CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness, to support clients to learn effective coping strategies and to build self-esteem. My role is to partner with clients to support positive growth and self-actualization. I work with individuals of all ages and their families to develop skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.
My passion is helping others to live their best and most productive lives. I strive to empower my clients to be their most authentic selves by learning to manage life stressors and to overcome past experiences. I work from an eclectic theoretical approach, using modalities such as CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness, to support clients to learn effective coping strategies and to build self-esteem. My role is to partner with clients to support positive growth and self-actualization. I work with individuals of all ages and their families to develop skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.
(240) 821-5910 View (240) 821-5910
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Meghan Holland McDonald
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20901
My practice is focused on supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate life transitions. Together, we explore the roots of personal identity and consider tools to manage stressors of daily living. I work with clients to process life experiences using an eclectic therapeutic approach. I integrate framework from Internal Family Systems, Family System Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as tools from the Gottman Institute. Neuroscience and psychological theory paired with a strong client willingness to engage in therapy leads to the best outcomes.
My practice is focused on supporting individuals, couples, and families as they navigate life transitions. Together, we explore the roots of personal identity and consider tools to manage stressors of daily living. I work with clients to process life experiences using an eclectic therapeutic approach. I integrate framework from Internal Family Systems, Family System Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as tools from the Gottman Institute. Neuroscience and psychological theory paired with a strong client willingness to engage in therapy leads to the best outcomes.
(301) 962-2350 View (301) 962-2350
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Nancy K Montagna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Maybe you want a sense of security, to be calmer, to have more energy and creativity or more loving relationships. Maybe you want freedom from the after-effects of trauma. We begin with an attitude of loving self acceptance. You can change an unhealthy habit, heal from trauma or shed an addiction relatively quickly with a brand new (evidence-based) method called Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.). I bring wide experience and a large professional toolbox to help you toward your goals.
Maybe you want a sense of security, to be calmer, to have more energy and creativity or more loving relationships. Maybe you want freedom from the after-effects of trauma. We begin with an attitude of loving self acceptance. You can change an unhealthy habit, heal from trauma or shed an addiction relatively quickly with a brand new (evidence-based) method called Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.). I bring wide experience and a large professional toolbox to help you toward your goals.
(301) 691-4317 x2 View (301) 691-4317 x2
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Yudi Benamou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20902
You have a life story. You have had challenges and struggles, and although you are doing your best, sometimes it just gets to be too much. You may be struggling in a way that stops you from functioning, you may want to live a more fulfilling life, or you may just want to get to know more about yourself. You want to find a deeper sense of contentment and fulfillment, and become more mindful of the world around you.
You have a life story. You have had challenges and struggles, and although you are doing your best, sometimes it just gets to be too much. You may be struggling in a way that stops you from functioning, you may want to live a more fulfilling life, or you may just want to get to know more about yourself. You want to find a deeper sense of contentment and fulfillment, and become more mindful of the world around you.
(301) 396-7394 x104 View (301) 396-7394 x104
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Jenny Childers
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20903  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be exhausting and, at times, discouraging. You need someone you can connect with while also getting the support, encouragement, and clinical expertise you so desperately need to handle what you are walking through. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to help my clients work through the difficulties that life can bring.
Finding the right therapist can be exhausting and, at times, discouraging. You need someone you can connect with while also getting the support, encouragement, and clinical expertise you so desperately need to handle what you are walking through. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to help my clients work through the difficulties that life can bring.
(240) 716-6470 View (240) 716-6470
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Tali Elitzur
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
Available for in-person and telehealth appointments. Relationships with ourselves and others can be tough, and they often affect our daily lives. Recent or past traumas may intensify challenging feelings, and can lead to feeling stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. You are not alone! Collaborative therapy can help establish a sense of clarity, balance, joy, and hope. Our work together is meant to carry over into your daily life, and help you feel more secure, connected, and assertive. We will process and practice applying new skills into your life. I provide a safe space and support as you navigate your life journey.
Available for in-person and telehealth appointments. Relationships with ourselves and others can be tough, and they often affect our daily lives. Recent or past traumas may intensify challenging feelings, and can lead to feeling stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. You are not alone! Collaborative therapy can help establish a sense of clarity, balance, joy, and hope. Our work together is meant to carry over into your daily life, and help you feel more secure, connected, and assertive. We will process and practice applying new skills into your life. I provide a safe space and support as you navigate your life journey.
(240) 698-2546 View (240) 698-2546
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James Chia
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Are you ready to find joy and connection? Are you struggling to tap into your resilience? Then you've come to the right place! My passion lies in helping individuals from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in assisting adults facing mood and anxiety disorders, grief, relationship struggles, and exploring identity. Originally from Singapore, I offer a safe, collaborative space, using trauma-informed approaches tailored to your cultural needs. Let's embark on a journey together as you navigate life's challenges.
Are you ready to find joy and connection? Are you struggling to tap into your resilience? Then you've come to the right place! My passion lies in helping individuals from diverse backgrounds. I specialize in assisting adults facing mood and anxiety disorders, grief, relationship struggles, and exploring identity. Originally from Singapore, I offer a safe, collaborative space, using trauma-informed approaches tailored to your cultural needs. Let's embark on a journey together as you navigate life's challenges.
(240) 887-1909 View (240) 887-1909
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Rivka Sidorsky & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Are you struggling with your intimate relationship? As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, this is all we do. With 10 years of experience in the field of sex therapy, men, women, and couples come to us for our expertise in female and male sexual dysfunction and intimacy concerns. Rivka Sidorsky & Associates is designed to improve all the areas of intimacy and sexuality. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, unconsummated marriage, Vaginismus, sexual anxiety, sexual aversion, libido concerns, differences in desire, infidelity, sexual trauma, male sexual dysfunction, relationship and other concerns, you have come to the right place.
Are you struggling with your intimate relationship? As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, this is all we do. With 10 years of experience in the field of sex therapy, men, women, and couples come to us for our expertise in female and male sexual dysfunction and intimacy concerns. Rivka Sidorsky & Associates is designed to improve all the areas of intimacy and sexuality. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, unconsummated marriage, Vaginismus, sexual anxiety, sexual aversion, libido concerns, differences in desire, infidelity, sexual trauma, male sexual dysfunction, relationship and other concerns, you have come to the right place.
(339) 237-5976 View (339) 237-5976
Danielle Royo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Feeling depressed or anxious or unable to manage stress? see individuals, groups and families. I specialize in helping people with depression, anxiety, relationship stress / divorce, setting appropriate boundaries, managing grief, and navigating stressful life events.
Feeling depressed or anxious or unable to manage stress? see individuals, groups and families. I specialize in helping people with depression, anxiety, relationship stress / divorce, setting appropriate boundaries, managing grief, and navigating stressful life events.
(240) 512-9116 View (240) 512-9116
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Kelli A Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
My intention is for you to feel safe bringing all parts of yourself into our sessions. All of you - all feelings, all identities - are welcome. Only in a relationship of relative safety & non-judgement can growth happen. I maintain that YOU are the expert on you and as such I take a client-centered, collaborative, and relational approach to therapy. I will use our relationship, my experience, and YOUR insight & self-knowing, as well as appropriate tools & techniques. I will ask about your goals, challenges, strengths, and what has worked for you in the past. Your care will be as individual as you are.
My intention is for you to feel safe bringing all parts of yourself into our sessions. All of you - all feelings, all identities - are welcome. Only in a relationship of relative safety & non-judgement can growth happen. I maintain that YOU are the expert on you and as such I take a client-centered, collaborative, and relational approach to therapy. I will use our relationship, my experience, and YOUR insight & self-knowing, as well as appropriate tools & techniques. I will ask about your goals, challenges, strengths, and what has worked for you in the past. Your care will be as individual as you are.
(301) 835-1089 View (301) 835-1089
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Premiere Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, ABSNP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20910
I believe in providing psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations that are informative and transformational. I want individuals to leave with the knowledge, resources, and supports to be their best!
I believe in providing psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations that are informative and transformational. I want individuals to leave with the knowledge, resources, and supports to be their best!
(240) 774-1528 View (240) 774-1528
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Rachel Phillips-Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Is anxiety or OCD getting in the way of the life you want to lead? I use evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - the "gold standard" of anxiety treatment - to help people overcome panic, worry, phobias, and OCD. In therapy with me, you will learn how anxiety hijacks your brain and body and how you can stop it from getting the upper hand. Learn more at rpaTherapy.com.
Is anxiety or OCD getting in the way of the life you want to lead? I use evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - the "gold standard" of anxiety treatment - to help people overcome panic, worry, phobias, and OCD. In therapy with me, you will learn how anxiety hijacks your brain and body and how you can stop it from getting the upper hand. Learn more at rpaTherapy.com.
(301) 273-1382 View (301) 273-1382
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Tyler Presjak
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Not accepting new clients
Hello! Do you need help achieving your goals? No matter how large they may seem, I believe together we can overcome any problem. I want to give the best counseling experience to each person I work with, by tailoring the experience to your specific needs. I developed my practice Perceptive Minds for individuals looking to understand how their way of thinking may be negatively impacting their growth, while providing ways to get ahead of the problem in the future. Perception is key, and I am here to guide and offer support, while helping you to grow as a person, and developing a deeper understanding of oneself.
Hello! Do you need help achieving your goals? No matter how large they may seem, I believe together we can overcome any problem. I want to give the best counseling experience to each person I work with, by tailoring the experience to your specific needs. I developed my practice Perceptive Minds for individuals looking to understand how their way of thinking may be negatively impacting their growth, while providing ways to get ahead of the problem in the future. Perception is key, and I am here to guide and offer support, while helping you to grow as a person, and developing a deeper understanding of oneself.
(301) 812-3220 View (301) 812-3220
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Anneke Vandenbroek Ph.d.; Abpp
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Hello and welcome! Successful therapy is so often about finding the right “fit” between therapist and client. With over 25 years’ experience in providing therapy I have had time to master multiple approaches to treatment, which means that I can customize your treatment to fit your needs. I take a collaborative problem-solving approach to treatment, where we establish an alliance to facilitate beneficial therapeutic change. As a therapist I value your experiences, desires, and goals. A major focus of my therapeutic work is with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems.
Hello and welcome! Successful therapy is so often about finding the right “fit” between therapist and client. With over 25 years’ experience in providing therapy I have had time to master multiple approaches to treatment, which means that I can customize your treatment to fit your needs. I take a collaborative problem-solving approach to treatment, where we establish an alliance to facilitate beneficial therapeutic change. As a therapist I value your experiences, desires, and goals. A major focus of my therapeutic work is with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems.
(301) 781-7855 View (301) 781-7855
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Re-New Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20910  (Online Only)
At Re-New Psychological we are of the belief that you're doing the best you can with the tools that you have. We work to help you identify your strengths and your successes and identify areas of growth. Rather than highlighting pathology in your life, we help you develop new tools to overcome any roadblocks you have encountered. We bring clinical expertise to our work with you, but regard you as the expert on your life. You can expect that our work with you will be collaborative and goal-focused.
At Re-New Psychological we are of the belief that you're doing the best you can with the tools that you have. We work to help you identify your strengths and your successes and identify areas of growth. Rather than highlighting pathology in your life, we help you develop new tools to overcome any roadblocks you have encountered. We bring clinical expertise to our work with you, but regard you as the expert on your life. You can expect that our work with you will be collaborative and goal-focused.
(202) 688-3813 View (202) 688-3813

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Number of Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

900+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Silver Spring, MD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% CareFirst
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Silver Spring, MD see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Silver Spring?

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.