Therapists in Farley, MO

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Karissa Curtis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farley, MO 64028
Waitlist for new clients
I believe people's pain is holy and sacred ground and that every individual's story has value. I work with individuals and couples, and I'm passionate about understanding my clients' struggles and giving them hope for healing and redemption. In coming to counseling, my clients can be assured that I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to grow and find healing. Of particular interest to me is helping people who struggle with relationship difficulties, sexual intimacy issues, vaginismus, sexual shame, religious and sexual identity conflicts, spirituality, and conflict and boundary issues.
I believe people's pain is holy and sacred ground and that every individual's story has value. I work with individuals and couples, and I'm passionate about understanding my clients' struggles and giving them hope for healing and redemption. In coming to counseling, my clients can be assured that I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space for them to grow and find healing. Of particular interest to me is helping people who struggle with relationship difficulties, sexual intimacy issues, vaginismus, sexual shame, religious and sexual identity conflicts, spirituality, and conflict and boundary issues.
(636) 306-3471 View (636) 306-3471

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Hannah Sedgwick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Platte City, MO 64079
Not accepting new clients
I work with my clients to help them cope in a healthy and effect way with a variety of issues. Many of which include anger, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, behavioral issues, ADHD, abuse and trauma and phase of life changes. I am trained in EMDR and am able to offer EMDR therapy as an option for those suffering from the effects of past traumas.
I work with my clients to help them cope in a healthy and effect way with a variety of issues. Many of which include anger, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, behavioral issues, ADHD, abuse and trauma and phase of life changes. I am trained in EMDR and am able to offer EMDR therapy as an option for those suffering from the effects of past traumas.
(816) 535-0610 View (816) 535-0610
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Holly Hemphill
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, DAACS
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
Everybody has periods in their lives where they find themselves struggling with the circumstances of life. I offer an environment that can address these issues and answers can be found in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Working on improving communication, intimacy and connection can help breathe life into your relationship, and I look forward to contributing to that journey. That journey may include the use of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and emotionally focused therapy.
Everybody has periods in their lives where they find themselves struggling with the circumstances of life. I offer an environment that can address these issues and answers can be found in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Working on improving communication, intimacy and connection can help breathe life into your relationship, and I look forward to contributing to that journey. That journey may include the use of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and emotionally focused therapy.
(816) 607-4221 View (816) 607-4221
Photo of Anna Cox, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anna Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64152
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
If you know something needs to change, but feel lost and unsure of where to begin, you're not alone. Life can be challenging, and most people aren't given all the tools they need to be successful. It can leave you feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you're trying to manage. I believe in the power of transformation and growth. My approach centers around helping you repair what's within your control and develop resilience against what isn't. Life's unpredictability can test us, but together, we'll work on building your inner strength and navigating all that comes your way.
(573) 549-3940 View (573) 549-3940
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Wisdom Tree Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153  (Online Only)
I have dedicated my career to helping clients struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding, and PTSD. Through active listening and showing empathy, I strive to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable exploring difficult issues and working to implement strategies for improved well-being. By assisting clients in gaining insight and implementing beneficial changes, I am committed to empowering individuals to move forward in a healthy, fulfilling direction.
I have dedicated my career to helping clients struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, hoarding, and PTSD. Through active listening and showing empathy, I strive to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives. My goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable exploring difficult issues and working to implement strategies for improved well-being. By assisting clients in gaining insight and implementing beneficial changes, I am committed to empowering individuals to move forward in a healthy, fulfilling direction.
(314) 948-3838 View (314) 948-3838
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Rachel Cooper-Stadler
MME, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64153
Not accepting new clients
In client-centered Music Therapy, the client informs the interaction. Music Therapy works to address what we want to change by combining speech, movement, and body based interventions. This method of treatment works to quickly address the reflexive parts of the brain (where our survival instincts and fight or flight responses live). As a therapist, I'm there to provide support, expertise, and guidance! This type of therapeutic interaction can be especially accessible if talking about an event or identifying something specific is challenging.
In client-centered Music Therapy, the client informs the interaction. Music Therapy works to address what we want to change by combining speech, movement, and body based interventions. This method of treatment works to quickly address the reflexive parts of the brain (where our survival instincts and fight or flight responses live). As a therapist, I'm there to provide support, expertise, and guidance! This type of therapeutic interaction can be especially accessible if talking about an event or identifying something specific is challenging.
(816) 281-9188 View (816) 281-9188
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Casey Britt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152
Life’s challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or stuck. If you are experiencing these struggles, know that you’re not alone. I’m here to offer support and guidance to help navigate these difficult times together. Seeking help can be daunting, but I am so glad you are here to take the first steps toward progress and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in both Missouri and Kansas, bringing over a decade of experience working with diverse adult populations.
Life’s challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone, or stuck. If you are experiencing these struggles, know that you’re not alone. I’m here to offer support and guidance to help navigate these difficult times together. Seeking help can be daunting, but I am so glad you are here to take the first steps toward progress and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in both Missouri and Kansas, bringing over a decade of experience working with diverse adult populations.
(816) 624-2491 View (816) 624-2491
Photo of Conner McFarlin - Peck Counseling, LLC, LSCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Peck Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64152
I have over 8 years of experience supporting clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with adult clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
I have over 8 years of experience supporting clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with adult clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
(816) 227-6627 View (816) 227-6627
Photo of Joy Martin, LPC, NCC, BCN, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joy Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BCN
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64163
When survival becomes the focus of our childhood, we miss pertinent opportunities to develop life skills that are necessary for meaningful relationships and our own personal well-being. Joy considers counseling as an amazing opportunity to rediscover and learn new life skills so that we can embark on a journey of wellness and leave dysfunctional coping behind.
When survival becomes the focus of our childhood, we miss pertinent opportunities to develop life skills that are necessary for meaningful relationships and our own personal well-being. Joy considers counseling as an amazing opportunity to rediscover and learn new life skills so that we can embark on a journey of wellness and leave dysfunctional coping behind.
(816) 649-5074 View (816) 649-5074
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Williams Restorative Practice, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64151  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to say “I need help” can be scary and challenging for anyone. Many of us face challenges that are unpredictable and create unwanted outcomes. Seeking counseling when you are not okay is a huge step. Counseling is a space where you can speak freely, be heard, and begin your healing journey as you create change for yourself. This is your time to focus on you and your needs because you deserve it.
Taking the first step to say “I need help” can be scary and challenging for anyone. Many of us face challenges that are unpredictable and create unwanted outcomes. Seeking counseling when you are not okay is a huge step. Counseling is a space where you can speak freely, be heard, and begin your healing journey as you create change for yourself. This is your time to focus on you and your needs because you deserve it.
(314) 907-1035 View (314) 907-1035
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Larry McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with youth and adults address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with youth and adults address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
(573) 749-5299 View (573) 749-5299
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Alyssa Myatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153  (Online Only)
My motto in my practice is “we can do hard things.” My approach is a collaborative approach and I believe in meeting you where you want to be met. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Missouri and Kansas, and am EMDR Trained. I accept Aetna, Optum, and UHC insurance. I enjoy helping clients who struggle with past-present connections using EMDR. Past traumas, unhealthy relationships, and adverse childhood experiences that are re-surfacing in the present are common issues my clients work on with me. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, major life changing events, relationship issues and LGBTQ+ issues.
My motto in my practice is “we can do hard things.” My approach is a collaborative approach and I believe in meeting you where you want to be met. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Missouri and Kansas, and am EMDR Trained. I accept Aetna, Optum, and UHC insurance. I enjoy helping clients who struggle with past-present connections using EMDR. Past traumas, unhealthy relationships, and adverse childhood experiences that are re-surfacing in the present are common issues my clients work on with me. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, major life changing events, relationship issues and LGBTQ+ issues.
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Jeffrey Soulliere
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSCP, LPC, CIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64151
Trauma and difficult life experiences can change the way we perceive ourselves and the world. The effects of these experiences can sometimes leave us feeling out of control, frustrated, lost, and miserable. However, every person has the ability to change, grow, and heal. When we process through our experiences, we can develop a more accurate understanding of who we are—our inner strengths, resources, and needs, and our deeply held hopes for our lives. I'm here to help you grow toward your potential and experience healing and peace.
Trauma and difficult life experiences can change the way we perceive ourselves and the world. The effects of these experiences can sometimes leave us feeling out of control, frustrated, lost, and miserable. However, every person has the ability to change, grow, and heal. When we process through our experiences, we can develop a more accurate understanding of who we are—our inner strengths, resources, and needs, and our deeply held hopes for our lives. I'm here to help you grow toward your potential and experience healing and peace.
(816) 744-6302 x35 View (816) 744-6302 x35
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Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64152
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
(816) 760-2389 View (816) 760-2389
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Sara Wilper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri and have been practicing for 20+ years in a variety of settings which include Community Mental Health, Private Practice and The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). I welcome teens, adults, and seniors for therapy and work with each individual on their own unique reasons for being in services. I believe in a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership. I will work to improve the well being of individuals and families by providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral healthcare.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri and have been practicing for 20+ years in a variety of settings which include Community Mental Health, Private Practice and The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). I welcome teens, adults, and seniors for therapy and work with each individual on their own unique reasons for being in services. I believe in a holistic, client-centered approach to my work and see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership. I will work to improve the well being of individuals and families by providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral healthcare.
(816) 448-8095 View (816) 448-8095
Photo of Amanda Rexwinkle, LCMFT, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Amanda Rexwinkle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Parkville, MO 64152  (Online Only)
There are times in everyone's life where they face uncertainty and a stirring in themselves for a different way of living. Whether you are facing a new chapter in your life that leads you unsure of the path forward, a parent seeking support for your child as they navigate their social and emotional world, or searching for ways to heal and grow in your relationships, there is a place to start. Therapy is a unique opportunity to further explore our self, our roles, and our interactions in relationships with others. Together, we will work to determine what changes will give you and your family resilience and a deeper connection.
There are times in everyone's life where they face uncertainty and a stirring in themselves for a different way of living. Whether you are facing a new chapter in your life that leads you unsure of the path forward, a parent seeking support for your child as they navigate their social and emotional world, or searching for ways to heal and grow in your relationships, there is a place to start. Therapy is a unique opportunity to further explore our self, our roles, and our interactions in relationships with others. Together, we will work to determine what changes will give you and your family resilience and a deeper connection.
(816) 227-6860 View (816) 227-6860
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New Dawn Family Healing-Creve Coeur, Missouri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Platte City, MO 64079
We believe in creating an open, safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment that is informed by structure to help you make the changes necessary to build the life that you want. We also believe in an equally kind and direct stylistic approach, coupled with a strong emphasis on collaboration. In our work together, we will provide you with scientifically studied tools to help move you in the direction you wish to go.
We believe in creating an open, safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment that is informed by structure to help you make the changes necessary to build the life that you want. We also believe in an equally kind and direct stylistic approach, coupled with a strong emphasis on collaboration. In our work together, we will provide you with scientifically studied tools to help move you in the direction you wish to go.
(314) 742-3179 View (314) 742-3179
Photo of Jon Soileau, LCPC, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jon Soileau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Parkville, MO 64152
Knowing we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity to grow into the healthiest people. Relational psychotherapy and counseling help restore hope and connection, even during seasons of immense pain and suffering. Having a place where you can be heard and feel known is essential while working through heavy feelings, emotions, thoughts, and difficult experiences. As therapy deepens, individuals I work with gain insight into the presenting symptoms and patterns of behavior that initially brought them to see me.
Knowing we can be loved exactly as we are gives us the best opportunity to grow into the healthiest people. Relational psychotherapy and counseling help restore hope and connection, even during seasons of immense pain and suffering. Having a place where you can be heard and feel known is essential while working through heavy feelings, emotions, thoughts, and difficult experiences. As therapy deepens, individuals I work with gain insight into the presenting symptoms and patterns of behavior that initially brought them to see me.
(816) 839-6276 View (816) 839-6276
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David M Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64153
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering brief and extended therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My mission as a therapist is to promote healing, positive ways of balancing, and joy in daily living. I cherish the opportunity to learn, teach, support, and challenge through my client's greatest hardships and most brilliant moments. My style is interactive and supportive, yet challenging. I adapt a variety of therapeutic approaches that focus on my clients' daily interactions. Our work together will help you Create a Life YOU Love! Positive By Design.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering brief and extended therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. My mission as a therapist is to promote healing, positive ways of balancing, and joy in daily living. I cherish the opportunity to learn, teach, support, and challenge through my client's greatest hardships and most brilliant moments. My style is interactive and supportive, yet challenging. I adapt a variety of therapeutic approaches that focus on my clients' daily interactions. Our work together will help you Create a Life YOU Love! Positive By Design.
(314) 282-3686 View (314) 282-3686
Photo of Sherri Brooke - Brooke & Associates Counseling Company, LPC
Brooke & Associates Counseling Company
LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
Whether its play therapy for younger children, helping a high school/college age older adolescent work through a problem, strategies for depression and anxiety, or therapists to work with older adults on grief and loss - we have you covered. Our practice specializes in providing services that cover the life span - "Every Season of Life." It is our goal to "give therapy away" and teach people how to become their own therapist. We actively work to teach the skills needed to move past problems and live a successful life. We utilize a variety of techniques, including homework, art activities, role-plays - all tailored to you and your needs.
Whether its play therapy for younger children, helping a high school/college age older adolescent work through a problem, strategies for depression and anxiety, or therapists to work with older adults on grief and loss - we have you covered. Our practice specializes in providing services that cover the life span - "Every Season of Life." It is our goal to "give therapy away" and teach people how to become their own therapist. We actively work to teach the skills needed to move past problems and live a successful life. We utilize a variety of techniques, including homework, art activities, role-plays - all tailored to you and your needs.
(816) 500-1355 View (816) 500-1355

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Farley, MO

< 10

Therapists in Farley, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Sex Therapy
100% Spirituality

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Farley, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Farley?

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.