Therapists in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI

Photo of Amalia Miralrio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Amalia Miralrio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
I'm currently accepting new clients for virtual or in-person care. I provide individual therapy for women and gender non-binary clients. My clients struggle with body image, relationship problems, or oftentimes a general sense of not feeling "good enough." Sometimes this shows up as anxiety in a romantic partnership, at work, or in the way they view their bodies.
I'm currently accepting new clients for virtual or in-person care. I provide individual therapy for women and gender non-binary clients. My clients struggle with body image, relationship problems, or oftentimes a general sense of not feeling "good enough." Sometimes this shows up as anxiety in a romantic partnership, at work, or in the way they view their bodies.
(313) 634-0766 View (313) 634-0766
Photo of Chlorine F Wimberly Lcsw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Chlorine F Wimberly Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
I am here to lend you my ear in your time of need. I can help your through your pain. IRISE Counseling Services can help you manage your life and help your achieve inner peace in troubled times.
I am here to lend you my ear in your time of need. I can help your through your pain. IRISE Counseling Services can help you manage your life and help your achieve inner peace in troubled times.
(313) 925-3107 View (313) 925-3107
Photo of Soul Healing Consulting, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Soul Healing Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
I am currently not accepting insurance of any kind. I specifically work with women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault, natural disasters, loss of any kind and/or who have been negatively impacted by COVIC-19. I am a good listener and empathetic provider. Clients who want to develop a sense of purpose and are willing to take full control of their lives and decision making would fair well with my brief but impactful interventions. Clients can benefit from 4-12 problem focused sessions. We will concentrate on empowerment and getting to the "root" of the issues at hand in order to positively change behavior.
(313) 356-3105 View (313) 356-3105
Photo of Charnell Dortch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Charnell Dortch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Hey Girl Hey, My name is Charnell Dortch, I am a licensed mental health therapist ready to help you live out loud. I am here to help you to move past your traumatic experiences and life's stressors into a healthy, happy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Hey Girl Hey, My name is Charnell Dortch, I am a licensed mental health therapist ready to help you live out loud. I am here to help you to move past your traumatic experiences and life's stressors into a healthy, happy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
(313) 351-1617 View (313) 351-1617
Photo of Ursula Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Ursula Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, REAT[p], RSME[p], EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Is your "stuff" blocking your JOY??? I help professional women and men who despite having it all together on the outside, are struggling on the inside. Because as smart, bold, and fabulous as you may be, sometimes our "stuff" gets in the way of us living, loving, and working with JOY. Maybe you are struggling in a complicated relationship, be it with a friend, family, or lover? Or feeling like you have no purpose in life or aren't living abundantly? Or maybe you are dealing with emotional baggage that just won't go away.
Is your "stuff" blocking your JOY??? I help professional women and men who despite having it all together on the outside, are struggling on the inside. Because as smart, bold, and fabulous as you may be, sometimes our "stuff" gets in the way of us living, loving, and working with JOY. Maybe you are struggling in a complicated relationship, be it with a friend, family, or lover? Or feeling like you have no purpose in life or aren't living abundantly? Or maybe you are dealing with emotional baggage that just won't go away.
(248) 671-6954 View (248) 671-6954
Photo of Heather Brown, Counselor in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Heather Brown
Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are looking for support beyond talk therapy for yourself or for your child, help is close at hand. Life changes, problems from the past, and traumatic experiences can throw us and our kids off balance, getting in the way of growth. It is hard to see and feel the hurt but not know what to do. I offer safe, creative, and caring interventions for children, teens, and adults who are facing difficulties with life's challenges (stress, loss, change, trauma) and the related impact on thought patterns, emotional regulation, problematic behaviors, relationship difficulties, and the ability to communicate & cope effectively.
Whether you are looking for support beyond talk therapy for yourself or for your child, help is close at hand. Life changes, problems from the past, and traumatic experiences can throw us and our kids off balance, getting in the way of growth. It is hard to see and feel the hurt but not know what to do. I offer safe, creative, and caring interventions for children, teens, and adults who are facing difficulties with life's challenges (stress, loss, change, trauma) and the related impact on thought patterns, emotional regulation, problematic behaviors, relationship difficulties, and the ability to communicate & cope effectively.
(313) 486-1368 View (313) 486-1368
Photo of Natasha Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Natasha Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Life is too short for just getting by. Don't let depression, anxiety or anything else get in the way of feeling your best. In my practice, I examine a person from a variety of perspectives to work on getting to the root of emotional discomfort and navigating to better coping and living skills. Feeling better is possible. Call for a consultation and being living life to the fullest.
Life is too short for just getting by. Don't let depression, anxiety or anything else get in the way of feeling your best. In my practice, I examine a person from a variety of perspectives to work on getting to the root of emotional discomfort and navigating to better coping and living skills. Feeling better is possible. Call for a consultation and being living life to the fullest.
(313) 307-3219 View (313) 307-3219
Photo of Dr. Samone R Marion, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Dr. Samone R Marion
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD, MHC, LP, CAADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
I am focused on the mental and emotional needs of my potential clients. I am driven to assist in the areas of Grief and Loss and Addictions Counseling. I am compelled to help individuals to become aware of how it all started, how it progressed and the steps it takes to move toward change. Making positive change opens the doors to new horizons.
I am focused on the mental and emotional needs of my potential clients. I am driven to assist in the areas of Grief and Loss and Addictions Counseling. I am compelled to help individuals to become aware of how it all started, how it progressed and the steps it takes to move toward change. Making positive change opens the doors to new horizons.
(313) 307-4252 View (313) 307-4252
Photo of Vikkie Tucker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Vikkie Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
When you read these words, you may be considering therapy at this time in your life. You might think something is wrong due to anxiety or sadness. On the contrary, there is something within yourself that needs attention to how you are feeling. When your feelings are affecting the quality of your personal life or career choice, these clues provide an opportunity to take action for your wellness. Hopefully, you may find a fit with my service to care for your well-being. The primary focus of service is women.
View
Photo of Christie Spudowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Christie Spudowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting individuals as they prepare to welcome a baby and/or navigate early parenthood. If you notice your own worries, wounds, or trauma bubbling up in this tender stage of parenting, I can help you sift through it. We'll safely yet critically explore your own upbringing and past experiences to better understand your challenges and overcome them. I believe that every parent deserves to feel confident and supported, and I am here to provide you with the guidance and care you need. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that fosters growth, healing, and a loving bond between you and your baby/child.
I am passionate about supporting individuals as they prepare to welcome a baby and/or navigate early parenthood. If you notice your own worries, wounds, or trauma bubbling up in this tender stage of parenting, I can help you sift through it. We'll safely yet critically explore your own upbringing and past experiences to better understand your challenges and overcome them. I believe that every parent deserves to feel confident and supported, and I am here to provide you with the guidance and care you need. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that fosters growth, healing, and a loving bond between you and your baby/child.
(248) 780-1007 View (248) 780-1007
Photo of LaTiece M. Howard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
LaTiece M. Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
{EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS APPOINTMENT INFO} I provide support specializing in anxiety management, stress reduction, self care and productivity. Are you a high achiever struggling with Imposter Syndrome? Looking for ways to cope with the emotional toll of perfectionism? Is fear keeping you from recognizing your strengths and self worth? Eager to make positive changes in your life? For those who carry heavy responsibility, a space to unpack challenges can be beneficial. Learning to effectively cope with negative feelings and thoughts is a skill set that can be learned. Comprehensive self care practices can help improve coping as well.
{EMAIL ME TO DISCUSS APPOINTMENT INFO} I provide support specializing in anxiety management, stress reduction, self care and productivity. Are you a high achiever struggling with Imposter Syndrome? Looking for ways to cope with the emotional toll of perfectionism? Is fear keeping you from recognizing your strengths and self worth? Eager to make positive changes in your life? For those who carry heavy responsibility, a space to unpack challenges can be beneficial. Learning to effectively cope with negative feelings and thoughts is a skill set that can be learned. Comprehensive self care practices can help improve coping as well.
(586) 701-9197 View (586) 701-9197
Photo of Angie Mugabekazi, Pre-Licensed Professional in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Angie Mugabekazi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
You are brave and strong for wanting to see change in your life. You deserve to live a life full of joy and peace. I understand that seeking therapy might not be easy finically, emotionally, culturally and it can seem intimidating. You are doing the right thing by reaching out and starting a conversation about where you would like your life to be. Together, we will work to meet your goals and address roadblocks as they come. As a genocide survivor and a single parent, I understand first hand how challenging life can get. So often, we are overwhelmed by what life can throw us and it is okay to reach out and seek clarity.
You are brave and strong for wanting to see change in your life. You deserve to live a life full of joy and peace. I understand that seeking therapy might not be easy finically, emotionally, culturally and it can seem intimidating. You are doing the right thing by reaching out and starting a conversation about where you would like your life to be. Together, we will work to meet your goals and address roadblocks as they come. As a genocide survivor and a single parent, I understand first hand how challenging life can get. So often, we are overwhelmed by what life can throw us and it is okay to reach out and seek clarity.
(248) 453-1747 View (248) 453-1747
Photo of Glenda Martinez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Glenda Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
Glenda Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Glenda completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Saginaw Valley University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Eastern University with Honors. Glenda is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a certificate for Nutrition and Holistic Health. She has a passion for helping others and provides individualized assessments and treatment plans to guide the therapy process for adults, including family therapy sessions per request.
(313) 484-2125 View (313) 484-2125
Photo of Angelique Lange, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Angelique Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt unworthy, unlovable, filled with self judgement, fear and anxiety? When no matter what you tried--new job, new town, new relationship; long lasting satisfaction eluded you. Perhaps you’re feeling that way now? Allow me to assist you on your journey to gain access to the emotional wellness you are seeking. I offer understanding and compassion to guide you beyond the places you are stuck. You deserve to live your life to the fullest and not allow new or longstanding emotional issues to keep you from reaching your full potential and becoming the person you want to be.
Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt unworthy, unlovable, filled with self judgement, fear and anxiety? When no matter what you tried--new job, new town, new relationship; long lasting satisfaction eluded you. Perhaps you’re feeling that way now? Allow me to assist you on your journey to gain access to the emotional wellness you are seeking. I offer understanding and compassion to guide you beyond the places you are stuck. You deserve to live your life to the fullest and not allow new or longstanding emotional issues to keep you from reaching your full potential and becoming the person you want to be.
(231) 928-5651 View (231) 928-5651
Photo of Danielle Daien, Counselor in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Danielle Daien
Counselor, LLC, MA
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
My approach consists of multiple proven techniques and making use of different theorist styles to provide clients with the most beneficial approach. I focus on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence and impact one another (referred to as CBT). However, I will tailor the sessions to you and your needs as each client is unique. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds, variation of issues, and assortment of goals. I strive to offer each of my clients a positive, safe, and trusting place to explore feelings and emotions.
My approach consists of multiple proven techniques and making use of different theorist styles to provide clients with the most beneficial approach. I focus on how thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence and impact one another (referred to as CBT). However, I will tailor the sessions to you and your needs as each client is unique. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds, variation of issues, and assortment of goals. I strive to offer each of my clients a positive, safe, and trusting place to explore feelings and emotions.
(248) 265-3337 View (248) 265-3337
Photo of Sandra K Johnson, Psychologist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Sandra K Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
The key to growth is love. All that is helping, caring, sharing, restoring, forgiving is love. A psychotherapist is a conduit to change. I believe that everyone has the ability and desire to improve her or his life; to maximize the gift that is life. I seek to facilitate such development through compassionate, dynamic participation in the transformation process.
The key to growth is love. All that is helping, caring, sharing, restoring, forgiving is love. A psychotherapist is a conduit to change. I believe that everyone has the ability and desire to improve her or his life; to maximize the gift that is life. I seek to facilitate such development through compassionate, dynamic participation in the transformation process.
(313) 879-0546 View (313) 879-0546
Photo of Melanie J. Davenport, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Melanie J. Davenport
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Meditation Teacher dedicated to helping people turn their complex traumatic histories into lives of resilience, wisdom and focus. My work is focused on both educating clients about how negative thoughts and perceptions get lodged into our minds and bodies, which then greatly influence the choices we make in every aspect of our lives.
I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Meditation Teacher dedicated to helping people turn their complex traumatic histories into lives of resilience, wisdom and focus. My work is focused on both educating clients about how negative thoughts and perceptions get lodged into our minds and bodies, which then greatly influence the choices we make in every aspect of our lives.
(248) 306-8871 View (248) 306-8871
Photo of Lilly Ismail, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Lilly Ismail
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Coach, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Embarking on a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Congratulations – you've just taken a significant stride toward unlocking your limitless potential. You're not just a person; you're a powerhouse of capabilities, despite the challenges you face. Your emotions matter, your experiences are genuine, and you deserve to not only be acknowledged but truly seen and heard. I'm dedicated to creating a connection that fosters acceptance and understanding within a nurturing space. Let's cultivate a relationship where you feel not just heard, but empowered. Let's work through the limiting beliefs and process what is holding you back.
Embarking on a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Congratulations – you've just taken a significant stride toward unlocking your limitless potential. You're not just a person; you're a powerhouse of capabilities, despite the challenges you face. Your emotions matter, your experiences are genuine, and you deserve to not only be acknowledged but truly seen and heard. I'm dedicated to creating a connection that fosters acceptance and understanding within a nurturing space. Let's cultivate a relationship where you feel not just heard, but empowered. Let's work through the limiting beliefs and process what is holding you back.
(303) 647-6120 View (303) 647-6120
Photo of Katie Gorney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Katie Gorney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie Gorney LMSW, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been practicing in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, relationships and families to work toward creating their best lives. I work alongside my client's as they navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
Thanks for checking out Best Life Detroit! I'm Katie Gorney LMSW, the owner and a licensed therapist who has been practicing in Detroit since 2011. Best Life Detroit provides a space for individuals, relationships and families to work toward creating their best lives. I work alongside my client's as they navigate life's challenges and find their path to personal growth, healing, and well-being, so that living your best life is possible.
(313) 546-0195 View (313) 546-0195
Photo of Connectere LLC , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI
Connectere LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI 48207
Connectere, LLC was created to provide quality therapeutic services to individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to Connect with individuals and empower achievement that will improve their overall quality of life.
Connectere, LLC was created to provide quality therapeutic services to individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to Connect with individuals and empower achievement that will improve their overall quality of life.
(248) 283-4942 View (248) 283-4942

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
85% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Blue Care Network
45% Aetna

How Therapists in Elmwood Park, Detroit, MI see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

89% Female
8% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elmwood Park, Detroit?

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.