Therapists in Portland, ME

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Photo of Beth Van Gorden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
Beth Van Gorden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Do you want your life to include more authenticity and vitality?.I bring a wealth of experience, skill and compassion to my practice. Change is a constant and dealing with change inevitable. Dealing with loss and grief make up a large part of my practice. I consulted for many years with The Center for Grieving Children around individual and family issues regarding terminal illness and the loss of a loved one. I like working with the interface of therapy and recovery,adult ADD, gender and relationship issues, family of origin issues as they affect the present and concerns around aging.
Do you want your life to include more authenticity and vitality?.I bring a wealth of experience, skill and compassion to my practice. Change is a constant and dealing with change inevitable. Dealing with loss and grief make up a large part of my practice. I consulted for many years with The Center for Grieving Children around individual and family issues regarding terminal illness and the loss of a loved one. I like working with the interface of therapy and recovery,adult ADD, gender and relationship issues, family of origin issues as they affect the present and concerns around aging.
(207) 618-9982 View (207) 618-9982
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Monique Nickie Murray
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Monique "Nickie" Murray is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (RC-C) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC-C). She has 11 years of experience helping others grow as they explore and work through substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and more. Nickie completed her Master's degree in Counseling Rehabilitation at the University of Southern Maine. Nickie worked for a disability company for 22 years which included work as a vocational consultant.
Monique "Nickie" Murray is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (RC-C) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC-C). She has 11 years of experience helping others grow as they explore and work through substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and more. Nickie completed her Master's degree in Counseling Rehabilitation at the University of Southern Maine. Nickie worked for a disability company for 22 years which included work as a vocational consultant.
(207) 716-5917 View (207) 716-5917
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Ash Point Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
My name is Julia and I am an independently licensed Maine clinical social worker and owner of Ash Point Counseling. I am accepting new clients at this time. If you are reading these words, you already have the knowledge within you to make the changes you are here to make. I am here as an ally to help elicit that self-wisdom, promote love and honor the resiliency that led you to this point. I am adaptable, holistic, and I genuinely love what I do. I chose this field to be a witness and guide to the profound process of a person reconnecting with themselves and allowing for the reconnection to things that are a part of that self.
My name is Julia and I am an independently licensed Maine clinical social worker and owner of Ash Point Counseling. I am accepting new clients at this time. If you are reading these words, you already have the knowledge within you to make the changes you are here to make. I am here as an ally to help elicit that self-wisdom, promote love and honor the resiliency that led you to this point. I am adaptable, holistic, and I genuinely love what I do. I chose this field to be a witness and guide to the profound process of a person reconnecting with themselves and allowing for the reconnection to things that are a part of that self.
(207) 707-3643 View (207) 707-3643
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Shimon Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04104  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Shimon (he/him). I’m a licensed clinical social worker in Maine and Florida. I have a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities, as well as teaching social work students and providing training to professionals. I believe that we all have challenges in life and I am here to support you and help you navigate those challenges. I have specific expertise with depression, anxiety, substance use, pre-teens, teens, adults, parenting, sociocultural impact/challenges, and men's issues.
Hi, I’m Shimon (he/him). I’m a licensed clinical social worker in Maine and Florida. I have a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities, as well as teaching social work students and providing training to professionals. I believe that we all have challenges in life and I am here to support you and help you navigate those challenges. I have specific expertise with depression, anxiety, substance use, pre-teens, teens, adults, parenting, sociocultural impact/challenges, and men's issues.
(207) 746-0793 View (207) 746-0793
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Emily Rossiter
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
Waitlist for new clients
Being disconnected from our emotions and our life experiences can cause us to feel isolated, struggle with relationships, and have a hard time being motivated to take good care of ourselves. I offer a strengths-based, collaborative approach where the relationship we form becomes the foundation of the work. We will work together to enable you to gain more awareness and understanding of how you experience everyday life, which in turn will help you work towards wellness, balance, and stability. I offer a non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe environment for both adults and adolescents.
Being disconnected from our emotions and our life experiences can cause us to feel isolated, struggle with relationships, and have a hard time being motivated to take good care of ourselves. I offer a strengths-based, collaborative approach where the relationship we form becomes the foundation of the work. We will work together to enable you to gain more awareness and understanding of how you experience everyday life, which in turn will help you work towards wellness, balance, and stability. I offer a non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe environment for both adults and adolescents.
(207) 536-8508 View (207) 536-8508
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Jacob Krueger
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv
Portland, ME 04101
In my practice I am hoping to work with primarily LGBTQIA+ and queer individuals seeking emotional and spiritual support navigating major life changes or events. My clients are generally seeking an active, empathetic listener to share and process their feelings with, but more specifically seeking a safe, non-judgmental place and space to process the spiritual and existential aspects of their experiences as well.
In my practice I am hoping to work with primarily LGBTQIA+ and queer individuals seeking emotional and spiritual support navigating major life changes or events. My clients are generally seeking an active, empathetic listener to share and process their feelings with, but more specifically seeking a safe, non-judgmental place and space to process the spiritual and existential aspects of their experiences as well.
(207) 517-4979 View (207) 517-4979
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Wes Covey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-CC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you an adult or older teen trying to manage the challenges of daily life? My goal is to offer you support, help you maintain personal balance, and move towards a life that reflects your own unique potential. I will meet you where you are at by using a strengths-based perspective to build on what already works well for you. Together we will honor what has gotten you this far, and discover what is holding you back.
Are you an adult or older teen trying to manage the challenges of daily life? My goal is to offer you support, help you maintain personal balance, and move towards a life that reflects your own unique potential. I will meet you where you are at by using a strengths-based perspective to build on what already works well for you. Together we will honor what has gotten you this far, and discover what is holding you back.
(207) 218-0243 View (207) 218-0243
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Bishop Health - Portland
Verified
Portland, ME 04103
An innovative outpatient psychiatry and mental health treatment designed to get the results you need. We offer a comprehensive array of outpatient treatments and psychiatry services, using an individualized approach with flexible options.
An innovative outpatient psychiatry and mental health treatment designed to get the results you need. We offer a comprehensive array of outpatient treatments and psychiatry services, using an individualized approach with flexible options.
(207) 218-0599 View (207) 218-0599
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Maria Crawford
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04102  (Online Only)
If you're looking for a space to work through the complexities of life with a non-judgmental ear and gentle patience, I'd be happy to help. I specialize in trauma, attachment, relationships, communication, identity/authenticity, PTSD, life transitions, and codependency. While these are my areas of interest, it is my goal to help navigate whatever comes up.
If you're looking for a space to work through the complexities of life with a non-judgmental ear and gentle patience, I'd be happy to help. I specialize in trauma, attachment, relationships, communication, identity/authenticity, PTSD, life transitions, and codependency. While these are my areas of interest, it is my goal to help navigate whatever comes up.
(207) 952-8896 View (207) 952-8896
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Nicole Firth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social worker, who earned her Master of Social work degree from the University of New England in 2013. During her previous work experience, she worked in various clinical settings focusing on medical social work, community case management, domestic violence advocacy, and counseling clients with co-occurring disorders. Recently she has worked in a hospital detox, as a Home-based Community Therapy clinician, and a Primary Therapist at a men's residential program and has over 10 years of experience. Nicole utilizes several different therapeutic approaches, but enjoys motivational interviewing the most.
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social worker, who earned her Master of Social work degree from the University of New England in 2013. During her previous work experience, she worked in various clinical settings focusing on medical social work, community case management, domestic violence advocacy, and counseling clients with co-occurring disorders. Recently she has worked in a hospital detox, as a Home-based Community Therapy clinician, and a Primary Therapist at a men's residential program and has over 10 years of experience. Nicole utilizes several different therapeutic approaches, but enjoys motivational interviewing the most.
(207) 819-8894 View (207) 819-8894
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Pilar Gizzi
Counselor, LCPC-c
Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Some of us come to therapy because we are suffering, or feeling stuck, around a particular issue. Other times, we arrive with a readiness to explore long held beliefs or feelings that are no longer serving us. Some of us have painful experiences from our past that are asking to be looked at, so that we can move forward in our lives, without fear. My goal, as a therapist, is to support individuals and couples to do that work in a way that feels safe and honest.
Some of us come to therapy because we are suffering, or feeling stuck, around a particular issue. Other times, we arrive with a readiness to explore long held beliefs or feelings that are no longer serving us. Some of us have painful experiences from our past that are asking to be looked at, so that we can move forward in our lives, without fear. My goal, as a therapist, is to support individuals and couples to do that work in a way that feels safe and honest.
(207) 956-5684 View (207) 956-5684
Photo of J. Taggart Wass, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
J. Taggart Wass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-CC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04103
As a therapist and social worker I work with people to better understand their place in the world around them and to develop a healthy relationship with themselves. I approach everyone as a whole person made up of all the experiences and identities they bring to the table. At the core of my practice is working with you to understand yourself and your relationship with the world better so you can write the story of your own life instead of having other people and your emotions write it for you. I work with kids 12 and above and with adults at any stage of their life.
As a therapist and social worker I work with people to better understand their place in the world around them and to develop a healthy relationship with themselves. I approach everyone as a whole person made up of all the experiences and identities they bring to the table. At the core of my practice is working with you to understand yourself and your relationship with the world better so you can write the story of your own life instead of having other people and your emotions write it for you. I work with kids 12 and above and with adults at any stage of their life.
(207) 405-0274 View (207) 405-0274
Photo of Holly Grgas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
Holly Grgas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Portland, ME 04103  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with major life changes, a mental health disorder, relationship conflicts, or day-to-day stressors; you deserve to be heard and supported. These things can be challenging to navigate, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel empowered and grow from life’s ongoing obstacles. Using a client-centered, trauma-informed approach, I work with you to alleviate mental and emotional suffering and get back to living.
Whether you are dealing with major life changes, a mental health disorder, relationship conflicts, or day-to-day stressors; you deserve to be heard and supported. These things can be challenging to navigate, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel empowered and grow from life’s ongoing obstacles. Using a client-centered, trauma-informed approach, I work with you to alleviate mental and emotional suffering and get back to living.
(207) 223-6428 View (207) 223-6428
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Katherine J Stein
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LADC, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We often come to therapy because we are lost in the woods of our lives. Sometimes the woods are dark and scary, sometimes they are just confusing. Somehow, we have gone off the path, thinking we knew the way, and have come to realize we are not where we had hoped to be. Perhaps we never had a clear path to begin with. I see my role as a guide and companion on your journey from where you are to where you would like to be—I’ll hold a map and flashlight and walk alongside you as you discover where you have been, how you came to be where you are, and the direction you’d like to go.
We often come to therapy because we are lost in the woods of our lives. Sometimes the woods are dark and scary, sometimes they are just confusing. Somehow, we have gone off the path, thinking we knew the way, and have come to realize we are not where we had hoped to be. Perhaps we never had a clear path to begin with. I see my role as a guide and companion on your journey from where you are to where you would like to be—I’ll hold a map and flashlight and walk alongside you as you discover where you have been, how you came to be where you are, and the direction you’d like to go.
(207) 506-3015 View (207) 506-3015
Shelby Jutras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Shelby Jutras is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance misuse disorders, autism and ADD/ADHD. Shelby received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Mental Health Focus from Plymouth State University prior to earning her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of New England. In addition to holding a clinical social work license, she is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor.
Shelby Jutras is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance misuse disorders, autism and ADD/ADHD. Shelby received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a Mental Health Focus from Plymouth State University prior to earning her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of New England. In addition to holding a clinical social work license, she is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor.
(207) 389-3129 View (207) 389-3129
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Marylee Rosenstein
Counselor, LCPC, KCYT
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Now offering mini-retreats for couples based in CBT and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), an evidenced based attachment model. Are you too busy for weekly couples counseling? On a wait-list but want immediate intervention? Or just not sure if therapy is right for your relationship? The mini-retreat is a valuable way to get information about what is not working and find a direction forward. We will identify old attachment strategies that are keeping you both stuck in the negative cycle. New skills to support repair and reconnection are explored with take-home exercises.
Now offering mini-retreats for couples based in CBT and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), an evidenced based attachment model. Are you too busy for weekly couples counseling? On a wait-list but want immediate intervention? Or just not sure if therapy is right for your relationship? The mini-retreat is a valuable way to get information about what is not working and find a direction forward. We will identify old attachment strategies that are keeping you both stuck in the negative cycle. New skills to support repair and reconnection are explored with take-home exercises.
(207) 640-2254 View (207) 640-2254
Photo of Caitlin Gentilini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, ME
Caitlin Gentilini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Often people begin counseling to change something and feel differently. Working together we'll explore what may be getting in the way today and work to find ways of dealing with life on a day-to-day basis more resourcefully. When relevant, we'll also look at the past to understand how your history might be part of what you are experiencing currently and to support you in making desired changes for yourself. Part of my role in working together is to bring into your awareness what presently has been outside of your awareness. I use a blend of Transactional Analysis, Redecision Therapy, and Energy Work.
Often people begin counseling to change something and feel differently. Working together we'll explore what may be getting in the way today and work to find ways of dealing with life on a day-to-day basis more resourcefully. When relevant, we'll also look at the past to understand how your history might be part of what you are experiencing currently and to support you in making desired changes for yourself. Part of my role in working together is to bring into your awareness what presently has been outside of your awareness. I use a blend of Transactional Analysis, Redecision Therapy, and Energy Work.
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Monique Spina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portland, ME 04102  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy for adults and consulting for couples for a wide array of psychological concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, relational concerns, issues of self-identity, and adjustment to loss or trauma. I believe in the potential of people and that the possibility for change and repair exists within us. Gaining insight into behavior and thought patterns allows us to make changes we need to fortify inner strength and cultivate greater happiness. Adjusting work/life balance through self care, meditation and relaxation strategies are key to improving feelings of overall well being.
I provide psychotherapy for adults and consulting for couples for a wide array of psychological concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, relational concerns, issues of self-identity, and adjustment to loss or trauma. I believe in the potential of people and that the possibility for change and repair exists within us. Gaining insight into behavior and thought patterns allows us to make changes we need to fortify inner strength and cultivate greater happiness. Adjusting work/life balance through self care, meditation and relaxation strategies are key to improving feelings of overall well being.
(207) 808-7265 View (207) 808-7265
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Katherine Cusato
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Melissa Johnson is a Psychologist in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2002. Melissa has ten years of experience working with children and adolescents as a school counselor. She enjoys working with LGBTQIA+ youth as well as emerging adults. Her theoretical preference is CBT, and she has a retired Great Dane therapy dog. In her spare time, if Melissa is not at one of her kids/step kids activities, she can be found 3-D printing fidgets, watching "Shrinking" on Apple T. V, or scrolling TikTok while eating pub cheese and Triscuits.
Melissa Johnson is a Psychologist in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2002. Melissa has ten years of experience working with children and adolescents as a school counselor. She enjoys working with LGBTQIA+ youth as well as emerging adults. Her theoretical preference is CBT, and she has a retired Great Dane therapy dog. In her spare time, if Melissa is not at one of her kids/step kids activities, she can be found 3-D printing fidgets, watching "Shrinking" on Apple T. V, or scrolling TikTok while eating pub cheese and Triscuits.
(207) 515-8213 View (207) 515-8213
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Holly Macrae
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CTMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide solution focused couples counseling and individual therapy to clients who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, and finding meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Whether you are needing short or long-term therapy, my goal is to help you develop ways to take care of yourself and your relationships. If you are wanting to make progress in couples therapy and feel some immediate relief, I provide either 60 or 90 minute sessions to help move through whatever issues you may be struggling with.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide solution focused couples counseling and individual therapy to clients who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, and finding meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Whether you are needing short or long-term therapy, my goal is to help you develop ways to take care of yourself and your relationships. If you are wanting to make progress in couples therapy and feel some immediate relief, I provide either 60 or 90 minute sessions to help move through whatever issues you may be struggling with.
(207) 618-9009 View (207) 618-9009

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Number of Therapists in Portland, ME

800+

Average cost per session

$131

Therapists in Portland, ME who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Anthem | Elevance
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Portland, ME see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% 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.

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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.