Therapists in Portland, ME

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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Currently full and not taking new clients. In more than 25 years as a psychologist, I've cultivated a profound respect for the ways people reshape their lives despite daunting problems. I see my role as helping you understand how a particular problem is working, noticing moments you are living more according to your own designs, and solidifying these changes. Couples are a particular interest of mine. I meet with couples trying to decide if they are a good fit for a committed relationship; couples who want to undo habits of conflict that diminish connection; and long-term couples who find they've drifted into parallel lives.
Currently full and not taking new clients. In more than 25 years as a psychologist, I've cultivated a profound respect for the ways people reshape their lives despite daunting problems. I see my role as helping you understand how a particular problem is working, noticing moments you are living more according to your own designs, and solidifying these changes. Couples are a particular interest of mine. I meet with couples trying to decide if they are a good fit for a committed relationship; couples who want to undo habits of conflict that diminish connection; and long-term couples who find they've drifted into parallel lives.
(207) 358-4704 View (207) 358-4704
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Justin Michaud
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Justin Michaud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) with over 7 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages to help them cope with family conflict, couple's issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, stress, and more.
Justin Michaud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) with over 7 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages to help them cope with family conflict, couple's issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, stress, and more.
(207) 203-4076 View (207) 203-4076
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Jon Petruschke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
I specialize in adults and professionals. Life challenges everyone and sometimes we feel stuck. Stuck in worry, sadness or doubt. Trapped in challenging relationship patterns, old habits or overwhelming stress. I can support you in getting unstuck - overcoming loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and family challenges, career difficulties, transitions and burnout. We sometimes struggle to find meaning and purpose in our work and personal lives. We sometimes feel broken, different or like we’re not enough. I can help you reconnect to what matters to you, what you love about life, and find a way forward.
I specialize in adults and professionals. Life challenges everyone and sometimes we feel stuck. Stuck in worry, sadness or doubt. Trapped in challenging relationship patterns, old habits or overwhelming stress. I can support you in getting unstuck - overcoming loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and family challenges, career difficulties, transitions and burnout. We sometimes struggle to find meaning and purpose in our work and personal lives. We sometimes feel broken, different or like we’re not enough. I can help you reconnect to what matters to you, what you love about life, and find a way forward.
(207) 536-3897 View (207) 536-3897
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Christine McKenzie - CBT Counseling
Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
My goal in counseling is to help you identify the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that prevent you from achieving your goals. My approach is grounded in cognitive theory. I teach you strategies and interventions used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the most researched of all the psychotherapies and has demonstrated effectiveness. Additionally, I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and can work with you on issues pertaining to employment and career. The sessions are interactive and collaborative. I will help you identify how your thinking impacts your emotional health and behavior.
My goal in counseling is to help you identify the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that prevent you from achieving your goals. My approach is grounded in cognitive theory. I teach you strategies and interventions used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the most researched of all the psychotherapies and has demonstrated effectiveness. Additionally, I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and can work with you on issues pertaining to employment and career. The sessions are interactive and collaborative. I will help you identify how your thinking impacts your emotional health and behavior.
(207) 387-7608 View (207) 387-7608
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Margaret Evans
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
Life is a maze of ups and downs, we are taught to push away the downs and "keep moving" without acknowledging our true feelings and needs. Before you know it, fear, anxiety, trauma, depression, self doubt begin to take over and guide our decision making process. Your truth, who you are, and what you want starts to get lost, life becomes exhausting, unsatisfying and lonely. How might it feel to safely explore and validate your emotions and needs? Deepen your understanding of who you are and how you function through exposure to thoughts, feelings and behaviors that take over and create dysfunction in your life.
Life is a maze of ups and downs, we are taught to push away the downs and "keep moving" without acknowledging our true feelings and needs. Before you know it, fear, anxiety, trauma, depression, self doubt begin to take over and guide our decision making process. Your truth, who you are, and what you want starts to get lost, life becomes exhausting, unsatisfying and lonely. How might it feel to safely explore and validate your emotions and needs? Deepen your understanding of who you are and how you function through exposure to thoughts, feelings and behaviors that take over and create dysfunction in your life.
(207) 613-2538 View (207) 613-2538
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Patrice Lynch
Counselor, MEd, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
Waitlist for new clients
You are the source of your own strength. There are times, however, when you may need help in accessing your internal Self. We all need to feel a sense of balance with ourselves, connection to others, and the freedom to make choices. When we lose touch with these parts of ourselves - whether it is our independence, sense of control, spirituality, sexuality, family connection, or ethnicity - we may experience stress, fear, anxiety, and even a loss of meaning in life.
You are the source of your own strength. There are times, however, when you may need help in accessing your internal Self. We all need to feel a sense of balance with ourselves, connection to others, and the freedom to make choices. When we lose touch with these parts of ourselves - whether it is our independence, sense of control, spirituality, sexuality, family connection, or ethnicity - we may experience stress, fear, anxiety, and even a loss of meaning in life.
(207) 358-3370 View (207) 358-3370
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Tia K Hwang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Does perfectionism, obsessive thoughts, or hyper-focus on perceived flaws keep you stuck? Do you (or your child) struggle with your body image, and/or have a negative relationship with food? Maybe you keep it together on the outside but find it hard to stop the inner chaos. Self doubt, feeling like a failure, feeling inadequate, hating yourself or being filled with shame are all indicators that it is time to make a change. I can help you create a plan and feel hope. Most of all I can help heal the pain of past experiences, self doubt/hatred and live authentically.
Does perfectionism, obsessive thoughts, or hyper-focus on perceived flaws keep you stuck? Do you (or your child) struggle with your body image, and/or have a negative relationship with food? Maybe you keep it together on the outside but find it hard to stop the inner chaos. Self doubt, feeling like a failure, feeling inadequate, hating yourself or being filled with shame are all indicators that it is time to make a change. I can help you create a plan and feel hope. Most of all I can help heal the pain of past experiences, self doubt/hatred and live authentically.
(207) 994-8802 View (207) 994-8802
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Tonya A Guyton-Thompson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns, choosing partners, spouses, and friends that yield the same results? Do you find yourself feeling "childlike" in circumstances in your life and wonder "what is this all about?" I'd like to help you. I can help you learn to take responsibility for your life and learn to "grow yourself back up."
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns, choosing partners, spouses, and friends that yield the same results? Do you find yourself feeling "childlike" in circumstances in your life and wonder "what is this all about?" I'd like to help you. I can help you learn to take responsibility for your life and learn to "grow yourself back up."
(207) 420-2104 View (207) 420-2104
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Deborah R Walach
Counselor, MA, CPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Deborah Walach and I am a Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and am USMC Veteran. I enjoy being of service to my community and my clients. We all get stuck and need help from time to time. My job as your therapist is to help you find your own answers and solutions to challenges in life.
Welcome! My name is Deborah Walach and I am a Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and am USMC Veteran. I enjoy being of service to my community and my clients. We all get stuck and need help from time to time. My job as your therapist is to help you find your own answers and solutions to challenges in life.
(207) 401-4814 View (207) 401-4814
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Paula Curran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Are you experiencing frustration, feeling upset by an unsatisfying relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed by finances, divorce or stress? How will I handle all these pressures? Do you consider therapy but don't know where to start: how do I choose from the therapists I read about?. If you seek someone who will engage with you, understand that you are doing your best to make sense of the problems confronting you and wants to participate in creating strategies to resolve these problems, please call me to talk about how we might collaborate to create the life you desire.
Are you experiencing frustration, feeling upset by an unsatisfying relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed by finances, divorce or stress? How will I handle all these pressures? Do you consider therapy but don't know where to start: how do I choose from the therapists I read about?. If you seek someone who will engage with you, understand that you are doing your best to make sense of the problems confronting you and wants to participate in creating strategies to resolve these problems, please call me to talk about how we might collaborate to create the life you desire.
(207) 605-8108 View (207) 605-8108
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Jessica Adriance Cowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103
Welcome! I'm glad you are here! Sometimes we can feel so alone in our struggles and the path forward may be difficult to find. My work as a therapist is to be a guide and collaborator with you to better understand your current circumstances through the lens of past history and desires for the future. I believe each person has an inner wisdom of knowing what is needed for healing and to bring more light and joy into their life.
Welcome! I'm glad you are here! Sometimes we can feel so alone in our struggles and the path forward may be difficult to find. My work as a therapist is to be a guide and collaborator with you to better understand your current circumstances through the lens of past history and desires for the future. I believe each person has an inner wisdom of knowing what is needed for healing and to bring more light and joy into their life.
(207) 203-4335 View (207) 203-4335
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Jamie Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Are you a woman struggling with the complexities of biological, environmental, societal and relational pressures? Or, are you having difficulty with the demands of life and feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted? You are not alone in this. As women, we live in a society that constantly implies that who we are isn’t enough. But, change is possible. Over the years I’ve developed a specialty working with women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, are struggling with depression, anxiety or self-esteem, or who have a history of experiencing childhood trauma. Oftentimes, my clients identify with all of these.
Are you a woman struggling with the complexities of biological, environmental, societal and relational pressures? Or, are you having difficulty with the demands of life and feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted? You are not alone in this. As women, we live in a society that constantly implies that who we are isn’t enough. But, change is possible. Over the years I’ve developed a specialty working with women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, are struggling with depression, anxiety or self-esteem, or who have a history of experiencing childhood trauma. Oftentimes, my clients identify with all of these.
(207) 605-5050 View (207) 605-5050
Photo of Sarah Ferriss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
Sarah Ferriss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and Welcome. I bring to my practice a curiosity about who you are including what gives your life meaning and what are your sources of pain. I see myself as a partner in your journey towards wellness and living the life that you want to lead. As a therapist I particularly enjoy working with people who are contemplating behavior change, considering courageous life transitions, and supporting my clients in cultivating healthy relationships and setting compassionate boundaries.
Hello and Welcome. I bring to my practice a curiosity about who you are including what gives your life meaning and what are your sources of pain. I see myself as a partner in your journey towards wellness and living the life that you want to lead. As a therapist I particularly enjoy working with people who are contemplating behavior change, considering courageous life transitions, and supporting my clients in cultivating healthy relationships and setting compassionate boundaries.
(207) 808-7933 View (207) 808-7933
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Ginie Thorp
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Waitlist for new clients
MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL> . I believe that we all seek to be seen and known. Counseling is a place where we can be supported and reconnect to our strengths, flexibility and resourcefulness. My approach to helping you reconnect to your strengths incorporates mind-body awareness, and relational theory. We'll work in collaboration to help you regain the balance you need to meet your challenges. I offer clients many body based tools from my training in EMDR, AEDP, IFS, meditation, yoga, acupressure, and Attunement work as well as journaling, and spirituality exploration.
MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL> . I believe that we all seek to be seen and known. Counseling is a place where we can be supported and reconnect to our strengths, flexibility and resourcefulness. My approach to helping you reconnect to your strengths incorporates mind-body awareness, and relational theory. We'll work in collaboration to help you regain the balance you need to meet your challenges. I offer clients many body based tools from my training in EMDR, AEDP, IFS, meditation, yoga, acupressure, and Attunement work as well as journaling, and spirituality exploration.
(207) 518-7554 View (207) 518-7554
Photo of Jaime Devins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
Jaime Devins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with the following: isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering, strengths-based way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment in relationships. We will take an in-depth look at your concerns in a holistic way.
Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with the following: isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering, strengths-based way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment in relationships. We will take an in-depth look at your concerns in a holistic way.
(207) 203-9293 View (207) 203-9293
Photo of Amy K. Anderson, Clinical Professional Counselor in Portland, ME
Amy K. Anderson
Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
I provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals and couples who are interested in working on their mental health and wellness. There are many reasons to reach out right now, and I look forward to accompanying you on your path to healing. I approach counseling from a humanistic therapeutic approach and use emotion-focused and mindfulness-based modalities. My goal is to form a genuine alliance with you to support you in this work. I focus on helping those who experience anxiety and depression, relationship and attachment issues, and trauma.
I provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals and couples who are interested in working on their mental health and wellness. There are many reasons to reach out right now, and I look forward to accompanying you on your path to healing. I approach counseling from a humanistic therapeutic approach and use emotion-focused and mindfulness-based modalities. My goal is to form a genuine alliance with you to support you in this work. I focus on helping those who experience anxiety and depression, relationship and attachment issues, and trauma.
(207) 203-4382 View (207) 203-4382
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Laura Lutton Pollard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Laura Lutton Pollard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Maine. She received her bachelor’s degree from New England College and obtained her master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus in Community Mental Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Laura has a background in clinical counseling and clinical case management with adults and their families in managing severe mental health conditions with co-occurring substance use addiction.
Laura Lutton Pollard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Maine. She received her bachelor’s degree from New England College and obtained her master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus in Community Mental Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Laura has a background in clinical counseling and clinical case management with adults and their families in managing severe mental health conditions with co-occurring substance use addiction.
(207) 705-5714 View (207) 705-5714
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Kim DeCarlo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-cc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
Hi there, my name is Kim. In therapy, I create a safe space to learn about yourself while working towards your full potential. I believe you are the expert in your own experiences and my role is to help you access your strengths, resources, and insights to create a positive path forward. We will work together to explore your values and develop skills to move you closer toward your goals for the future.
Hi there, my name is Kim. In therapy, I create a safe space to learn about yourself while working towards your full potential. I believe you are the expert in your own experiences and my role is to help you access your strengths, resources, and insights to create a positive path forward. We will work together to explore your values and develop skills to move you closer toward your goals for the future.
(207) 405-0568 View (207) 405-0568
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Mark Butkus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Mark Butkus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine who has been practicing since 2003. He has completed a Masters In Social Work, post-graduate therapy trainings for advanced licensure and works towards yearly continuing education. Mark has been working as a therapist in a variety of settings since 2003. As a Clinical Instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Specialty Clinics, in a primary care setting that integrates mental health, as clinical director in therapeutic foster care, in Private practice, and most recently with the Veterans Administration.
Mark Butkus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine who has been practicing since 2003. He has completed a Masters In Social Work, post-graduate therapy trainings for advanced licensure and works towards yearly continuing education. Mark has been working as a therapist in a variety of settings since 2003. As a Clinical Instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Specialty Clinics, in a primary care setting that integrates mental health, as clinical director in therapeutic foster care, in Private practice, and most recently with the Veterans Administration.
(207) 672-2420 View (207) 672-2420
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Jennifer Freeman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW-cc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate and caring practitioner, I utilize an eclectic, person centered, strength-based approach with individuals. I guide my clients in reaching their goals through collaborative work and practice. I am a believer that the individual is an expert in their own experience and no one technique or practice is for all.
I am passionate and caring practitioner, I utilize an eclectic, person centered, strength-based approach with individuals. I guide my clients in reaching their goals through collaborative work and practice. I am a believer that the individual is an expert in their own experience and no one technique or practice is for all.
(207) 902-8702 View (207) 902-8702

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Portland, ME

800+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Portland, ME who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Anthem | Elevance
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna

How Therapists in Portland, ME see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

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.