Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Photo of Heather Miller-Edwardson, MA, LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Heather Miller-Edwardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
At one time or another we all experience challenges in creating the lives we desire. I am passionate about supporting your inner growth, aiding in the development of strategies to overcomes life's obstacles, and establish more connected relationships in your life. I work with clients addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, identity development, stress management, and relationship concerns. By developing a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationships I believe that we can find greater meaning in our lives.
At one time or another we all experience challenges in creating the lives we desire. I am passionate about supporting your inner growth, aiding in the development of strategies to overcomes life's obstacles, and establish more connected relationships in your life. I work with clients addressing issues such as: anxiety, depression, identity development, stress management, and relationship concerns. By developing a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationships I believe that we can find greater meaning in our lives.
(269) 601-7703 View (269) 601-7703
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Erin Elsen
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
**offering tele therapy*** When a client comes to his/her first session, I often share that they have done the hardest part: to make that initial call and to show up. From there, I look at it as my responsibility to help one feel safe sharing feelings/experiences so that they improve how they currently feel and create the life they want to get excited about living in the future. My approach is direct, simple, empathetic and effective. I have more than 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and adolescents who are facing significant challenges/crisis' as well as those who are seeking personal growth.
**offering tele therapy*** When a client comes to his/her first session, I often share that they have done the hardest part: to make that initial call and to show up. From there, I look at it as my responsibility to help one feel safe sharing feelings/experiences so that they improve how they currently feel and create the life they want to get excited about living in the future. My approach is direct, simple, empathetic and effective. I have more than 20 years of experience providing therapy to adults and adolescents who are facing significant challenges/crisis' as well as those who are seeking personal growth.
(616) 585-0467 View (616) 585-0467
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Alayna Zielinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hi! I am happy that you're here. Self improvement is hard work but you don’t have to do it alone. If you're feeling bothered or hopeless by things that you have no control over and are struggling with acceptance, or if you’re feeling depressed or anxious, I am here to help. Dealing with any degree of mental health struggle causes trauma to our brains and bodies. That is why I always encourage and model self compassion and understanding, and why I encourage my clients to challenge their core beliefs if they are hard on themselves. We are our own worst critics as the saying goes, but it doesn’t have to be.
Hi! I am happy that you're here. Self improvement is hard work but you don’t have to do it alone. If you're feeling bothered or hopeless by things that you have no control over and are struggling with acceptance, or if you’re feeling depressed or anxious, I am here to help. Dealing with any degree of mental health struggle causes trauma to our brains and bodies. That is why I always encourage and model self compassion and understanding, and why I encourage my clients to challenge their core beliefs if they are hard on themselves. We are our own worst critics as the saying goes, but it doesn’t have to be.
(616) 344-5291 View (616) 344-5291
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Brittany Kindig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506  (Online Only)
In today's environment, there are so many pressures on individuals, kids, and parents that sometimes it seems overwhelming. Together we can find solutions to make coping with life's stressors easier and more effective. Therapy can help by having someone to talk with, process the stress, and generate solutions unique to the needs of individuals, children, and families. I believe we can work collaboratively to achieve a positive and supportive place where mental and emotional health can thrive.
In today's environment, there are so many pressures on individuals, kids, and parents that sometimes it seems overwhelming. Together we can find solutions to make coping with life's stressors easier and more effective. Therapy can help by having someone to talk with, process the stress, and generate solutions unique to the needs of individuals, children, and families. I believe we can work collaboratively to achieve a positive and supportive place where mental and emotional health can thrive.
(616) 345-5880 View (616) 345-5880
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Matt DeWit
Counselor, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am honored to come on this journey with you. As a therapist I create a safe and non judgemental environment for you to explore who you truly are. Clients can expect me to be warm and empathetic. I believe therapy is a sacred space where we get to discover who you are, how you got here and who you want to be. I desire clients who are interested in exploring the unknowns of themselves and learning to discover their unique place in the world; those who have found that their old way of existing isn’t enough and want a better life. I want you to flourish and we will create an environment and relationship for you to do that.
I am honored to come on this journey with you. As a therapist I create a safe and non judgemental environment for you to explore who you truly are. Clients can expect me to be warm and empathetic. I believe therapy is a sacred space where we get to discover who you are, how you got here and who you want to be. I desire clients who are interested in exploring the unknowns of themselves and learning to discover their unique place in the world; those who have found that their old way of existing isn’t enough and want a better life. I want you to flourish and we will create an environment and relationship for you to do that.
(616) 207-1701 View (616) 207-1701
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Jaedah Pickens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
There are two things that I have learned about therapy over the years as both a client and a therapist: 1) Therapy takes “work”! This “work” looks different for folxs because we are on our unique journeys- this is okay! 2) Healing is not linear. Meaning, you may experience a range of feelings, thoughts, and reactions on your healing journey- this is okay! Whether you are interested in delving deeper into yourself, exploring past and present experiences, just want to talk, etc., I am here to support you along the way.
There are two things that I have learned about therapy over the years as both a client and a therapist: 1) Therapy takes “work”! This “work” looks different for folxs because we are on our unique journeys- this is okay! 2) Healing is not linear. Meaning, you may experience a range of feelings, thoughts, and reactions on your healing journey- this is okay! Whether you are interested in delving deeper into yourself, exploring past and present experiences, just want to talk, etc., I am here to support you along the way.
(616) 310-5009 View (616) 310-5009
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The Holding Space Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Immediate Openings! Being a parent is hard. We understand the unique challenges that parent's face as they adapt to new roles. We specialize in perinatal and women's issues, utilizing a Holistic/Integrative approach to counseling. We provide empathetic care for clients, based on their individual needs. You will feel safe in an environment that will foster exploration and growth. Helping others to live a happy and healthy life is our true passion.
Immediate Openings! Being a parent is hard. We understand the unique challenges that parent's face as they adapt to new roles. We specialize in perinatal and women's issues, utilizing a Holistic/Integrative approach to counseling. We provide empathetic care for clients, based on their individual needs. You will feel safe in an environment that will foster exploration and growth. Helping others to live a happy and healthy life is our true passion.
(906) 368-4549 View (906) 368-4549
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Brian James Mulder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Waitlist for new clients
Brian is for anyone needing an open minded guide to join them on their journey of self discovery. They include musicians, artists, those seeking pilgrimage, or anyone just feeling stuck. Exploring relationships, emotions, sexuality and spirituality, he draws from a vast array of life experiences and training to help clients move forward.
Brian is for anyone needing an open minded guide to join them on their journey of self discovery. They include musicians, artists, those seeking pilgrimage, or anyone just feeling stuck. Exploring relationships, emotions, sexuality and spirituality, he draws from a vast array of life experiences and training to help clients move forward.
(616) 439-6202 View (616) 439-6202
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Samantha Rose Dehring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, CAADC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
I deeply honor and appreciate the intricate tapestry of your life and unique human journey. You transcend any mere label, diagnosis or behavior and are a fusion of mind, body and spirit, shaped by memories, heritage, beliefs, surroundings, experiences, emotions, strengths, vulnerabilities, fears, aspirations, triumphs and setbacks.
I deeply honor and appreciate the intricate tapestry of your life and unique human journey. You transcend any mere label, diagnosis or behavior and are a fusion of mind, body and spirit, shaped by memories, heritage, beliefs, surroundings, experiences, emotions, strengths, vulnerabilities, fears, aspirations, triumphs and setbacks.
(734) 230-7143 View (734) 230-7143
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Joshua Nave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
(616) 577-8261 View (616) 577-8261
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Sidney Selvig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
My primary focus is working with adults, teens, couples, families, and veterans that struggle with, but not limited to, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship/family issues. It is my experience that clients know themselves better than anyone else and that there is no single approach that is right for every one individual. That is why I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions and positive outcomes. I believe that the best therapeutic relationships include trust, respect, authenticity, and shared decision-making.
My primary focus is working with adults, teens, couples, families, and veterans that struggle with, but not limited to, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship/family issues. It is my experience that clients know themselves better than anyone else and that there is no single approach that is right for every one individual. That is why I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions and positive outcomes. I believe that the best therapeutic relationships include trust, respect, authenticity, and shared decision-making.
(269) 256-2539 View (269) 256-2539
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Susan Jongekryg Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
Are you having trouble coping with your emotions due to a traumatic experience in your life? Many suffer from childhood sexual abuse, betrayal trauma, or sexual addiction. You are not alone! I collaborate with people seeking to transform past suffering into meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe passionately that to live a fulfilled life, one must continue to grow and adapt. I feel a profound sense of gratitude to be able to help others on their path to emotional healing.
Are you having trouble coping with your emotions due to a traumatic experience in your life? Many suffer from childhood sexual abuse, betrayal trauma, or sexual addiction. You are not alone! I collaborate with people seeking to transform past suffering into meaning and purpose in their lives. I believe passionately that to live a fulfilled life, one must continue to grow and adapt. I feel a profound sense of gratitude to be able to help others on their path to emotional healing.
(616) 678-2083 View (616) 678-2083
Photo of Benjamin A Taylor, MDiv, LLPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Benjamin A Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LLPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Waitlist for new clients
My role as a therapist is to help you recognize your needs and wants, and to offer you support during the process of healing and growth. My therapeutic philosophy is a strength-based approach that is based on my belief that you are the expert of your life. We will work together to discover the best way for you to find answers to your problems.
My role as a therapist is to help you recognize your needs and wants, and to offer you support during the process of healing and growth. My therapeutic philosophy is a strength-based approach that is based on my belief that you are the expert of your life. We will work together to discover the best way for you to find answers to your problems.
(616) 201-3585 View (616) 201-3585
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Jo Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
It's not easy taking the first step to get help. I recognize that it is often the work of weeks, months, or even years to reach out and request therapy services. Your story is unique, and it is my goal to help you find a sense of safety and security in my counseling office, and to find your way to wholeness and well-being. Your relationships, your environment, loss, successes and failures, these are all building blocks that affect how you think and feel and how you process life's challenges. It can feel overwhelming trying to make sense of it all. My goal is to help you gain that clarity.
It's not easy taking the first step to get help. I recognize that it is often the work of weeks, months, or even years to reach out and request therapy services. Your story is unique, and it is my goal to help you find a sense of safety and security in my counseling office, and to find your way to wholeness and well-being. Your relationships, your environment, loss, successes and failures, these are all building blocks that affect how you think and feel and how you process life's challenges. It can feel overwhelming trying to make sense of it all. My goal is to help you gain that clarity.
(616) 522-8970 View (616) 522-8970
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Tory Seif
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Waitlist for new clients
I really enjoy working with individuals and families on issues involving stress and anxiety (Panic Disorder, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, etc.), folks dealing with issues related to the Autistic Spectrum, people dealing with adjustments to chronic health issues and their impacts, and relationship concerns ranging from parenting and romantic relationships to family dynamics and interacting with adult children.
I really enjoy working with individuals and families on issues involving stress and anxiety (Panic Disorder, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, etc.), folks dealing with issues related to the Autistic Spectrum, people dealing with adjustments to chronic health issues and their impacts, and relationship concerns ranging from parenting and romantic relationships to family dynamics and interacting with adult children.
(616) 449-2155 View (616) 449-2155
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Julia Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CGCS, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
You want to be loved again? You want to have conversations without arguing all of the time. There’s no such thing as normal these days. It's rough. Every. Day. Nothing is getting resolved and you’re both walking on eggshells. Where did the fun, the laughter, the romance go? It seems like you just don't understand each other anymore. You're tired of living with a roommate. When we work together expect it to be direct. We'll find effective and practical solutions for your relationship hurts and struggles. I keep it real and relevant. You want your relationship to be better? So do I. Let's work together to make it happen.
You want to be loved again? You want to have conversations without arguing all of the time. There’s no such thing as normal these days. It's rough. Every. Day. Nothing is getting resolved and you’re both walking on eggshells. Where did the fun, the laughter, the romance go? It seems like you just don't understand each other anymore. You're tired of living with a roommate. When we work together expect it to be direct. We'll find effective and practical solutions for your relationship hurts and struggles. I keep it real and relevant. You want your relationship to be better? So do I. Let's work together to make it happen.
(616) 691-9875 View (616) 691-9875
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Alison Dault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I usually find myself working with people who know there's something not quite right but aren't sure where to start. Are you struggling with anxiety and depression, and don't know why? Are relationships difficult, or do you feel like you haven't found your people? Has life suddenly just switched to "hard mode"? I especially enjoy working with people who are trying balance work and managing chronic illnesses, fellow social services employees, and LGBTQ+ clients. I love working with neurodivergence!
I usually find myself working with people who know there's something not quite right but aren't sure where to start. Are you struggling with anxiety and depression, and don't know why? Are relationships difficult, or do you feel like you haven't found your people? Has life suddenly just switched to "hard mode"? I especially enjoy working with people who are trying balance work and managing chronic illnesses, fellow social services employees, and LGBTQ+ clients. I love working with neurodivergence!
(616) 512-1627 View (616) 512-1627
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Nicole Fix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sharing your story takes courage, but can be one of the most powerful aspects in guiding you towards positive change. Therapy offers you this opportunity. It is a time where it is all about you. Just you and your story. My approach has been described as nonjudgmental, empathic, and supportive. My goal is to help you be present with your story, where you can be witnessed and understood in a compassionate way and therefore, helping you to be more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you.
Sharing your story takes courage, but can be one of the most powerful aspects in guiding you towards positive change. Therapy offers you this opportunity. It is a time where it is all about you. Just you and your story. My approach has been described as nonjudgmental, empathic, and supportive. My goal is to help you be present with your story, where you can be witnessed and understood in a compassionate way and therefore, helping you to be more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you.
(616) 710-4031 View (616) 710-4031
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Joe Horak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I like to the heart of the matter quickly and then work with my clients to co-creative solutions tailored to their specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' The deeper work may be related to the past, but it also could be doing a deeper dive into your current life and finding healthier ways to cope. I am trained in leadership assessment and coaching and I consult with family-owned businesses.
I like to the heart of the matter quickly and then work with my clients to co-creative solutions tailored to their specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' The deeper work may be related to the past, but it also could be doing a deeper dive into your current life and finding healthier ways to cope. I am trained in leadership assessment and coaching and I consult with family-owned businesses.
(616) 523-3796 View (616) 523-3796
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Summer Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Therapy is all about connection. Whether it's with your therapist, family, friends, partner, or most importantly, with yourself, the first step to a healthier state of being is making and nurturing this connection. ​Depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, and addiction can leave us disconnected and stuck in survival mode. Even just the stress of everyday life can feel overwhelming and unmanageable at times. In order to reconnect and become "unstuck," it often requires some guidance.
Therapy is all about connection. Whether it's with your therapist, family, friends, partner, or most importantly, with yourself, the first step to a healthier state of being is making and nurturing this connection. ​Depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, and addiction can leave us disconnected and stuck in survival mode. Even just the stress of everyday life can feel overwhelming and unmanageable at times. In order to reconnect and become "unstuck," it often requires some guidance.
(616) 209-8805 View (616) 209-8805

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Number of Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Priority Health
64% Aetna

How Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grand Rapids?

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.