Therapists in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN

Photo of Tanya Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN
Tanya Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Not accepting new clients
Struggling to find balance in your life? Having difficulty quieting your mind? I can help! My approach to therapy is client centered and holistic, I will listen empathetically and address issues with openess and compassion. We will work together to identify the underlying emotional and belief patterns that are keeping you stuck, and build a pathway to living vibrantly again! I am passionate about helping others build confidence and self-esteem, as well as guiding them toward a balance between mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Struggling to find balance in your life? Having difficulty quieting your mind? I can help! My approach to therapy is client centered and holistic, I will listen empathetically and address issues with openess and compassion. We will work together to identify the underlying emotional and belief patterns that are keeping you stuck, and build a pathway to living vibrantly again! I am passionate about helping others build confidence and self-esteem, as well as guiding them toward a balance between mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
(612) 682-1997 View (612) 682-1997
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Ghazel Tellawi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55404  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including OCD, depression, anxiety, phobias, life transitions, and stress. I also provide gender affirming care for individuals 12 and older who are at various stages in their gender journey. I am affirming of kink, poly relationship structures, and have significant experience and training in navigating gender identity exploration/transition, as well as sexual and racial identity development. I write letters of support for gender affirming surgery, and can typically get folks in within a week.
I work with individuals who come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including OCD, depression, anxiety, phobias, life transitions, and stress. I also provide gender affirming care for individuals 12 and older who are at various stages in their gender journey. I am affirming of kink, poly relationship structures, and have significant experience and training in navigating gender identity exploration/transition, as well as sexual and racial identity development. I write letters of support for gender affirming surgery, and can typically get folks in within a week.
(612) 682-1044 View (612) 682-1044
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Arianne Johnston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m Arianne (she/her). I am a certified Brainspotting therapist and I specialize in working with people who are navigating anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions & trauma. I strive to create a warm, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore what they're seeking through therapy. As a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman, I am actively engaging in deepening my understanding of how these identities & society have shaped my experiences. I am passionate about exploring and celebrating all the different aspects of one’s identity.
Hello! I’m Arianne (she/her). I am a certified Brainspotting therapist and I specialize in working with people who are navigating anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions & trauma. I strive to create a warm, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore what they're seeking through therapy. As a white, heterosexual, cisgender woman, I am actively engaging in deepening my understanding of how these identities & society have shaped my experiences. I am passionate about exploring and celebrating all the different aspects of one’s identity.
(612) 712-7547 View (612) 712-7547
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Eric Francis Levy
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55404
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with extensive experience working with couples, families, adolescents and individuals. I have expertise working with family conflict, DUI related issues, sexuality, sexual behavior problems, addictions, and crisis intervention. Other areas of interest and experience include family conflict, divorce, depression, anxiety, developmental disabilities and parenting issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with extensive experience working with couples, families, adolescents and individuals. I have expertise working with family conflict, DUI related issues, sexuality, sexual behavior problems, addictions, and crisis intervention. Other areas of interest and experience include family conflict, divorce, depression, anxiety, developmental disabilities and parenting issues.
(612) 400-7756 View (612) 400-7756
Tasks Unlimited Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tasks Unlimited Counseling Clinic provides individual and family therapy services for adults and adolescents 16+. Additionally, walk-in services may be available to individuals for up to three sessions. Services are provided both in-person and via telehealth. Therapy is provided by licensed professionals and clinical trainees under supervision. We strive to strengthen our community by creating opportunities for individuals and families to live emotionally healthy and independent lives to achieve personal growth and mental wellness.
Tasks Unlimited Counseling Clinic provides individual and family therapy services for adults and adolescents 16+. Additionally, walk-in services may be available to individuals for up to three sessions. Services are provided both in-person and via telehealth. Therapy is provided by licensed professionals and clinical trainees under supervision. We strive to strengthen our community by creating opportunities for individuals and families to live emotionally healthy and independent lives to achieve personal growth and mental wellness.
(612) 446-0569 View (612) 446-0569
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Emma Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I
Verified
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Emma (she/they)! I'm a strong believer that our bodies hold inherent wisdom and that they are trustworthy. I also believe that the stories we tell ourselves shape our realities, and that therapy is a unique and powerful exploration of those stories. I dream of co-creating a therapeutic environment where you can take up space, breathe a sigh of relief, and be courageous in your exploration of yourself. I resonate with therapy frameworks found in Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with a foundation in embodiment, somatics, and the impacts of our developmental experiences.
Hi, I'm Emma (she/they)! I'm a strong believer that our bodies hold inherent wisdom and that they are trustworthy. I also believe that the stories we tell ourselves shape our realities, and that therapy is a unique and powerful exploration of those stories. I dream of co-creating a therapeutic environment where you can take up space, breathe a sigh of relief, and be courageous in your exploration of yourself. I resonate with therapy frameworks found in Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with a foundation in embodiment, somatics, and the impacts of our developmental experiences.
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Mariah Hutchinson
Counselor, MAAT, LPCC, ATR
Verified
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Therapy is a creative, collaborative relationship. As an artist and therapist passionate about process, I am here to help you uncover and cultivate the life you want to live. I am not here to fix you; you are not broken. We will work together to find new ways for you to be in relationship with the problems and the joys in your life. If you are ready to step into a curious, process-oriented journey, then I am here to offer a safe, supportive space to do just that. Let’s get curious about how to create more room for pleasure, joy, and connection as well as for the uncomfortable, tender parts of your life.
Therapy is a creative, collaborative relationship. As an artist and therapist passionate about process, I am here to help you uncover and cultivate the life you want to live. I am not here to fix you; you are not broken. We will work together to find new ways for you to be in relationship with the problems and the joys in your life. If you are ready to step into a curious, process-oriented journey, then I am here to offer a safe, supportive space to do just that. Let’s get curious about how to create more room for pleasure, joy, and connection as well as for the uncomfortable, tender parts of your life.
(612) 979-2468 View (612) 979-2468
Photo of Emily Fields, Psychologist in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN
Emily Fields
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I will work with you in a collaborative relationship to broaden your understanding of yourself and the things that are not working in your life. We will look at difficulties that you experience (such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job stress, and general life dissatisfaction) and understand these concerns in the context of current circumstances as well as their origins. Through in-depth therapy you will gain insight into these problems in order to make different choices. We will work to illuminate patterns of behavior and belief systems that interfere with your current life, and help you to tolerate difficult feelings.
I will work with you in a collaborative relationship to broaden your understanding of yourself and the things that are not working in your life. We will look at difficulties that you experience (such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job stress, and general life dissatisfaction) and understand these concerns in the context of current circumstances as well as their origins. Through in-depth therapy you will gain insight into these problems in order to make different choices. We will work to illuminate patterns of behavior and belief systems that interfere with your current life, and help you to tolerate difficult feelings.
(612) 562-6930 View (612) 562-6930
Photo of Irene Greene in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN
Irene Greene
MSEd
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Welcome. It Is Your Time to become more of the person who you want to be. Set goals, increase your assertiveness, communication, and boundary-setting skills. Address codependency, procrastination, the impacts of trauma, self-criticism, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism. Improve mindfulness and life-work balance. I will combine my compassion, openness, and attentiveness with my 29+ years of experience, training, and knowledge. I offer a space where oppression and injustice are understood as having a direct correlation to our health and well-being. A relaxed confidential space where you are welcome to be your whole self.
Welcome. It Is Your Time to become more of the person who you want to be. Set goals, increase your assertiveness, communication, and boundary-setting skills. Address codependency, procrastination, the impacts of trauma, self-criticism, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism. Improve mindfulness and life-work balance. I will combine my compassion, openness, and attentiveness with my 29+ years of experience, training, and knowledge. I offer a space where oppression and injustice are understood as having a direct correlation to our health and well-being. A relaxed confidential space where you are welcome to be your whole self.
(612) 808-0124 View (612) 808-0124
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Vibrant Life Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
At Vibrant Life Therapy we strive to create safe spaces for individuals of all backgrounds to feel seen, heard, understood, and empowered. It takes courage to begin your healing journey, and we are here to help. We pride ourselves on having an amazing group of diverse providers who can meet you where you are at with openness and compassion. Each provider will walk alongside you on your path towards health and healing, with the goal of assisting you in living a Vibrant Life!
At Vibrant Life Therapy we strive to create safe spaces for individuals of all backgrounds to feel seen, heard, understood, and empowered. It takes courage to begin your healing journey, and we are here to help. We pride ourselves on having an amazing group of diverse providers who can meet you where you are at with openness and compassion. Each provider will walk alongside you on your path towards health and healing, with the goal of assisting you in living a Vibrant Life!
(651) 615-5193 View (651) 615-5193
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Abigayle McClendon
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
My name is Abigayle. I am a queer, fat, non-binary, bi-racial therapist interested in co-creating an environment for you to explore what it means to live as your most authentic self. I believe strongly in creating a judgement-free space for you to examine long-held belief systems that have impacted how you move through the world. I tend to operate within narrative, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches. My goal is to create an holistic environment where you are able to be authentically curious about where thoughts and beliefs come from in a nonjudgmental and trauma-informed way.
My name is Abigayle. I am a queer, fat, non-binary, bi-racial therapist interested in co-creating an environment for you to explore what it means to live as your most authentic self. I believe strongly in creating a judgement-free space for you to examine long-held belief systems that have impacted how you move through the world. I tend to operate within narrative, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches. My goal is to create an holistic environment where you are able to be authentically curious about where thoughts and beliefs come from in a nonjudgmental and trauma-informed way.
(651) 424-0864 View (651) 424-0864
F Marcus Vickery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 482-1445 View (612) 482-1445

Online Therapists

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Byron Almen
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419
People begin seeing a therapist for many reasons--you may be experiencing overwhelming stress, feeling a sense of hopelessness or loss of meaning in your life, living with painful grief, coping with traumatic past or present events, suffering in relationships, or simply feeling "stuck." In our sessions together, you and I will explore your goals, wishes, feelings, and concerns, with the aim of moving toward natural wholeness within yourself and in your relationships with others, in an atmosphere of warmth, authenticity, and acceptance.
People begin seeing a therapist for many reasons--you may be experiencing overwhelming stress, feeling a sense of hopelessness or loss of meaning in your life, living with painful grief, coping with traumatic past or present events, suffering in relationships, or simply feeling "stuck." In our sessions together, you and I will explore your goals, wishes, feelings, and concerns, with the aim of moving toward natural wholeness within yourself and in your relationships with others, in an atmosphere of warmth, authenticity, and acceptance.
(612) 324-4910 View (612) 324-4910
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Noah M Weiers
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Sick of being on a waitlist? I offer immediate openings with morning to evening appointments. I specialize in working with clients ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, and understanding themselves. The aim is to get you to mindfully think about your thinking: to contemplate responses to your interactions with other people. I use a combination of approaches, CBT, ACT, Trauma informed and TA to help you with stress, anxiety, and relationship issues: to get your life back in balance. As someone who identifies as a millennial, I understand the pressure that you may get from both society and the people around you.
Sick of being on a waitlist? I offer immediate openings with morning to evening appointments. I specialize in working with clients ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, and understanding themselves. The aim is to get you to mindfully think about your thinking: to contemplate responses to your interactions with other people. I use a combination of approaches, CBT, ACT, Trauma informed and TA to help you with stress, anxiety, and relationship issues: to get your life back in balance. As someone who identifies as a millennial, I understand the pressure that you may get from both society and the people around you.
(507) 478-7667 View (507) 478-7667
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Lisa Lovelace
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
41 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55422  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients for kids/teens and adults! You're here because you've had enough. It's exhausting to feel so stressed, anxious or on edge every day. Maybe you've tried a therapist or two in the past and they just kinda let you talk about your problems without truly helping, so you feel as crappy as you did when you began. If you are ready to dive deeper into what's going on and get at the root of the issue so that you can finally get your life back to normal, we are ready to work with you! You need an expert to help you process out what's keeping you stuck in order to become your best self. Change is waiting for you. Welcome!
Accepting New Clients for kids/teens and adults! You're here because you've had enough. It's exhausting to feel so stressed, anxious or on edge every day. Maybe you've tried a therapist or two in the past and they just kinda let you talk about your problems without truly helping, so you feel as crappy as you did when you began. If you are ready to dive deeper into what's going on and get at the root of the issue so that you can finally get your life back to normal, we are ready to work with you! You need an expert to help you process out what's keeping you stuck in order to become your best self. Change is waiting for you. Welcome!
(612) 400-8961 View (612) 400-8961
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Samantha Lee Anders
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Many people struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety or insomnia. Others have difficulty in relationships, are dissatisfied with work or face serious health challenges. And many others struggle to adapt to life changes, or simply feel discouraged or unhappy. I work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them and use evidence-based approaches to improve those problems. I believe that developing a strong relationship with my clients provides the essential base from which sustainable change can be achieved. I am PsyPact certified and can practice telepsychology in those states.
Many people struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety or insomnia. Others have difficulty in relationships, are dissatisfied with work or face serious health challenges. And many others struggle to adapt to life changes, or simply feel discouraged or unhappy. I work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them and use evidence-based approaches to improve those problems. I believe that developing a strong relationship with my clients provides the essential base from which sustainable change can be achieved. I am PsyPact certified and can practice telepsychology in those states.
(612) 260-1809 View (612) 260-1809
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Ward Stiles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
(800) 336-5973 x747 View (800) 336-5973 x747
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Becca Kushner
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Becca is an insight-oriented therapist who has a direct yet sensitive style. She strives to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship with each client and works to help facilitate healing, self-discovery, and relief for issues including past traumas, life transitions, and relational ruptures. Becca utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that weaves together Psychodynamic therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and other theoretical orientations.
Becca is an insight-oriented therapist who has a direct yet sensitive style. She strives to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship with each client and works to help facilitate healing, self-discovery, and relief for issues including past traumas, life transitions, and relational ruptures. Becca utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that weaves together Psychodynamic therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, and other theoretical orientations.
(763) 272-7618 View (763) 272-7618
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Compassion Therapy with Chaya
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I provide therapeutic solutions to adults and teenagers that are struggling with relationships, low self-worth, high levels of anxiety and depression. I specialize in working with clients who have a history of trauma related to family dysfunction, difficult relationships, or loss of loved ones. My clients are looking to restore confidence, clarity, and serenity to their lives.
I provide therapeutic solutions to adults and teenagers that are struggling with relationships, low self-worth, high levels of anxiety and depression. I specialize in working with clients who have a history of trauma related to family dysfunction, difficult relationships, or loss of loved ones. My clients are looking to restore confidence, clarity, and serenity to their lives.
(612) 445-2947 View (612) 445-2947
Photo of Bekkah Olson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN
Bekkah Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Waitlist for new clients
My current work focuses on sex therapy. My areas of speciality within sex therapy include desire and arousal issues, desire discrepancies between partners, vulvodynia/vaginismus and other sexual or pelvic pain, and the intersection of sex and disability. Additionally, I work with adults and older teens–especially queer, trans and LGTBQIA+ people—around issues of mood, attachment, addiction, and identity. I also write letters of support for gender affirmation surgeries.
My current work focuses on sex therapy. My areas of speciality within sex therapy include desire and arousal issues, desire discrepancies between partners, vulvodynia/vaginismus and other sexual or pelvic pain, and the intersection of sex and disability. Additionally, I work with adults and older teens–especially queer, trans and LGTBQIA+ people—around issues of mood, attachment, addiction, and identity. I also write letters of support for gender affirmation surgeries.
(612) 888-8770 View (612) 888-8770

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN

10+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
75% Life Transitions
67% Stress
58% Relationship Issues
58% Self Esteem
58% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
78% PreferredOne

How Therapists in Whittier, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
18% Male
9% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Whittier, Minneapolis?

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.