Therapists in Indianola, MS

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Chaley Brunetti Rosenthal
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Indianola, MS 38751
Waitlist for new clients
Could your Child Benefit from Play Therapy? Children are not tiny adults. Nervousness, frustration, and anxiety feel strange and scary to a small person who has very little experience dealing with big feelings. Play therapy is a treatment that helps children who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and relationship disorders to express their emotions, improve their communication abilities, and learn to solve problems. This kind of therapy respects a child’s unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping by observing and interacting with how they play, which is the natural expressive “language” of children.
Could your Child Benefit from Play Therapy? Children are not tiny adults. Nervousness, frustration, and anxiety feel strange and scary to a small person who has very little experience dealing with big feelings. Play therapy is a treatment that helps children who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and relationship disorders to express their emotions, improve their communication abilities, and learn to solve problems. This kind of therapy respects a child’s unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping by observing and interacting with how they play, which is the natural expressive “language” of children.
(662) 235-9495 View (662) 235-9495
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Verlon Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Indianola, MS 38751
Being a therapist motivates and give me purpose. Everyone experience life changes, but not everyone is prepared to manage the emotional, physical, social or financial changes that come with life changes. Feelings emotionally overwhelmed can affect the ability to make rational decisions. The inability to make rational decisions disrupts connection with self, reality, family and friends. As a Licensed Clinical social worker I am licensed to diagnose and treat. You are not alone and should never feel you are. I practice in an outpatient setting. My passion is helping patients move from a place of despair to optimism.
Being a therapist motivates and give me purpose. Everyone experience life changes, but not everyone is prepared to manage the emotional, physical, social or financial changes that come with life changes. Feelings emotionally overwhelmed can affect the ability to make rational decisions. The inability to make rational decisions disrupts connection with self, reality, family and friends. As a Licensed Clinical social worker I am licensed to diagnose and treat. You are not alone and should never feel you are. I practice in an outpatient setting. My passion is helping patients move from a place of despair to optimism.
(662) 262-6486 View (662) 262-6486
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Ginny Pantin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianola, MS 38751
Are you looking to gain insight and work to engage your best self? I think treatment offers the opportunity to share feelings, thoughts, and situations in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I take a person-centered generalist approach in treatment to ensure that your treatment plan is adapted to best fit your desires and personality style. I offer over 10 years of experience in treating individuals, families, and couples. I offer treatment to all age groups to include children as young as three, teens, adults, and seniors.
Are you looking to gain insight and work to engage your best self? I think treatment offers the opportunity to share feelings, thoughts, and situations in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I take a person-centered generalist approach in treatment to ensure that your treatment plan is adapted to best fit your desires and personality style. I offer over 10 years of experience in treating individuals, families, and couples. I offer treatment to all age groups to include children as young as three, teens, adults, and seniors.
(662) 214-6983 View (662) 214-6983
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Mischa McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Indianola, MS 38751
I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider, and I aim to serve those who are hurting and struggling in their lives. I have a heart to help people of all ages who want counseling for their marriages, families, individuals, or children.
I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider, and I aim to serve those who are hurting and struggling in their lives. I have a heart to help people of all ages who want counseling for their marriages, families, individuals, or children.
(662) 471-4077 View (662) 471-4077
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Cathy C Foster Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC- S
Verified Verified
Indianola, MS 38751
Life is a journey. It is full of ups and downs. You need balance to promote your mental, physical, and spiritual health to become the whole person that God intended you to be. Sometimes there are obstacles in your lives that keep you from reaching your full potential. Life can throw curve balls such as divorce, family issues, behavioral problems with your children. Whatever the problem, you need help in redefining your situation and getting better insight and resources into solutions for those problems. You have strengths and abilities within that can be utilized to help regain your hope and healing. Let's begin the journey together
Life is a journey. It is full of ups and downs. You need balance to promote your mental, physical, and spiritual health to become the whole person that God intended you to be. Sometimes there are obstacles in your lives that keep you from reaching your full potential. Life can throw curve balls such as divorce, family issues, behavioral problems with your children. Whatever the problem, you need help in redefining your situation and getting better insight and resources into solutions for those problems. You have strengths and abilities within that can be utilized to help regain your hope and healing. Let's begin the journey together
(662) 985-6884 View (662) 985-6884
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Louise Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianola, MS 38751
I meet with any and all clients ages 15+. I work with various facets of mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, relational issues, body image, etc.) I am well-read and experienced working with issues in sexuality regarding identity/orientation. I also have experience with grief counseling and working with individuals encountering difficult life adjustments or transitions. Additionally, I work with women facing issues in pregnancy, fertility journeys, loss, postpartum, and difficulty adjusting to motherhood. If you are married or in close relationship with an alcoholic, I am also well-equipped to support you.
I meet with any and all clients ages 15+. I work with various facets of mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, relational issues, body image, etc.) I am well-read and experienced working with issues in sexuality regarding identity/orientation. I also have experience with grief counseling and working with individuals encountering difficult life adjustments or transitions. Additionally, I work with women facing issues in pregnancy, fertility journeys, loss, postpartum, and difficulty adjusting to motherhood. If you are married or in close relationship with an alcoholic, I am also well-equipped to support you.
(662) 967-3776 View (662) 967-3776

Online Therapists

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Healing Minds Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MS 39056  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Or maybe have a difficult time managing oppositional behaviors displayed by your child or adolescent. There comes a time in our life when we need help from a certified professional to assist in coping with many of life’s challenges. Healing Minds Counseling Center is here to provide quality mental health services to the community in an effort to help clients live to their full potential by teaching coping skills and offering professional guidance in a compassionate and empathetic environment through the use of evidence-based therapy.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Or maybe have a difficult time managing oppositional behaviors displayed by your child or adolescent. There comes a time in our life when we need help from a certified professional to assist in coping with many of life’s challenges. Healing Minds Counseling Center is here to provide quality mental health services to the community in an effort to help clients live to their full potential by teaching coping skills and offering professional guidance in a compassionate and empathetic environment through the use of evidence-based therapy.
(601) 460-0376 View (601) 460-0376
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Carlie Jo LeBlanc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Accepting New Clients! Most of us need help at one time or another in our lives. Asking for help is not always easy. However, it is always important to realize our own limitations and allow ourselves to feel better. Therapy is for everyone, whether you’ve experienced trauma, want to learn skills to better your relationships, or regulate your own emotions and reactions. As your therapist, I will meet you exactly where you are without judgment. I will provide a safe and empathic place where you are able to explore and deepen your connection to yourself, as well as building and strengthening your connection with others.
Accepting New Clients! Most of us need help at one time or another in our lives. Asking for help is not always easy. However, it is always important to realize our own limitations and allow ourselves to feel better. Therapy is for everyone, whether you’ve experienced trauma, want to learn skills to better your relationships, or regulate your own emotions and reactions. As your therapist, I will meet you exactly where you are without judgment. I will provide a safe and empathic place where you are able to explore and deepen your connection to yourself, as well as building and strengthening your connection with others.
(601) 873-6509 View (601) 873-6509
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C Alleen McLain
Pre-Licensed Professional, P-LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39216
I believe that the path to healing begins with Hope and Grace. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place to explore where you have been and help you create lasting change in your life. Together we will discover healing and find strength in your life. Working with The Net, I desire to serve individuals who are struggling and help them find the path forward. I will walk alongside you as you find your way out of unhealthy coping strategies into a healthy, intentional life.
I believe that the path to healing begins with Hope and Grace. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place to explore where you have been and help you create lasting change in your life. Together we will discover healing and find strength in your life. Working with The Net, I desire to serve individuals who are struggling and help them find the path forward. I will walk alongside you as you find your way out of unhealthy coping strategies into a healthy, intentional life.
(601) 891-5293 View (601) 891-5293
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Julie Propst, LMFT, EMDR Lifeworks Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, eMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, MS 39110
I will work with you to identify past survivor skills that have become destructive patterns influencing daily living. These survival skills are often related to substance abuse, mental illness or trauma from past or current relationships. We will Identify destructive behaviors and cognitions while decreasing trauma influence. This opens space to create positive cognitions and boundaries. These are the stepping stones to healthy relationships, becoming your best self and achieving your true purpose.
I will work with you to identify past survivor skills that have become destructive patterns influencing daily living. These survival skills are often related to substance abuse, mental illness or trauma from past or current relationships. We will Identify destructive behaviors and cognitions while decreasing trauma influence. This opens space to create positive cognitions and boundaries. These are the stepping stones to healthy relationships, becoming your best self and achieving your true purpose.
(601) 751-7646 View (601) 751-7646
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Dr. Kristen S Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, DPC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39211
Let's be real. Life is hard. Sometimes the feelings of not being enough, not feeling worthy, not feeling like your doing enough can get overwhelming. From teens to young adults, I work with clients to remove shame from their lives so they have the ability to cope with whatever life throws at them.
Let's be real. Life is hard. Sometimes the feelings of not being enough, not feeling worthy, not feeling like your doing enough can get overwhelming. From teens to young adults, I work with clients to remove shame from their lives so they have the ability to cope with whatever life throws at them.
(601) 864-3087 View (601) 864-3087
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Wesley B Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EAP/EAL
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I have a wide range of clients that I enjoy working with. I am trained in EMDR, which is a trauma-focused therapy. I really enjoy seeing clients heal their past traumas and find new growth in their life. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and really enjoy utilizing this model with couples. I am also an equine therapist.
I have a wide range of clients that I enjoy working with. I am trained in EMDR, which is a trauma-focused therapy. I really enjoy seeing clients heal their past traumas and find new growth in their life. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and really enjoy utilizing this model with couples. I am also an equine therapist.
(662) 780-2506 View (662) 780-2506
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Amanda Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flowood, MS 39232
I am trained to help people solve and adapt to the many problems that can emerge in life, either from circumstances, events, people, emotions, or even medical issues. I truly enjoy supporting others through difficult times or life transitions! Sometimes nothing is really wrong in life, but people struggle to reach their personal growth goals. This is an area I also am trained in. I treat depression, low motivation, mood swings, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and traumatic exposures. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps empower you to overcome challenges and also gives you coping skills that last a lifetime.
I am trained to help people solve and adapt to the many problems that can emerge in life, either from circumstances, events, people, emotions, or even medical issues. I truly enjoy supporting others through difficult times or life transitions! Sometimes nothing is really wrong in life, but people struggle to reach their personal growth goals. This is an area I also am trained in. I treat depression, low motivation, mood swings, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and traumatic exposures. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps empower you to overcome challenges and also gives you coping skills that last a lifetime.
(769) 227-5199 View (769) 227-5199
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Julia Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson, MS 39211
Living life on this side of Heaven means enduring hardship and suffering. I believe that the therapeutic process is one that can bring great healing as we all walk through our own life's valleys. As a therapist, I utilize an integrative approach that combines my Christian beliefs with researched-based counseling practices. I strive to create a safe environment for clients that places a high emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and the client's own worth as an image-bearer of Christ.
Living life on this side of Heaven means enduring hardship and suffering. I believe that the therapeutic process is one that can bring great healing as we all walk through our own life's valleys. As a therapist, I utilize an integrative approach that combines my Christian beliefs with researched-based counseling practices. I strive to create a safe environment for clients that places a high emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and the client's own worth as an image-bearer of Christ.
(601) 675-3034 View (601) 675-3034
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New Vision Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, NCSC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Do you feel overwhelmed with the demands of work, family, relationships, school or life in general? Do you struggle to find purpose and joy in life? Do you struggle to make simple or not so simple decisions? If so, It's time to refocus and develop a New Vision. Everyone struggles at some point in life with trying to hold it all together. Allow New Vision Counseling & Consulting to help you develop a new vision and find balance so that you can live the life that you were destined to live. With the proper tools and the right support, a person can overcome almost anything. I want to help you navigate through this thing called life.
Do you feel overwhelmed with the demands of work, family, relationships, school or life in general? Do you struggle to find purpose and joy in life? Do you struggle to make simple or not so simple decisions? If so, It's time to refocus and develop a New Vision. Everyone struggles at some point in life with trying to hold it all together. Allow New Vision Counseling & Consulting to help you develop a new vision and find balance so that you can live the life that you were destined to live. With the proper tools and the right support, a person can overcome almost anything. I want to help you navigate through this thing called life.
(601) 476-6590 View (601) 476-6590
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Lashannon S Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , S
Verified Verified
Clinton, MS 39056  (Online Only)
Life gets hard and sometimes we lose ourselves in daily obligations and stressors like parenting, working, relationships, finances, and other challenges. I am here with over 18 years of experience as a social worker, who has worked in various settings that has given me the skills needed to be a phenomenal therapist. You have taken the first steps in looking for help , so let's take the next few steps together in this journey.
Life gets hard and sometimes we lose ourselves in daily obligations and stressors like parenting, working, relationships, finances, and other challenges. I am here with over 18 years of experience as a social worker, who has worked in various settings that has given me the skills needed to be a phenomenal therapist. You have taken the first steps in looking for help , so let's take the next few steps together in this journey.
(601) 640-3447 View (601) 640-3447
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Caleb Cauthen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ridgeland, MS 39157
I am an empathetic person who has a passion for helping clients of various ages that are struggling throughout their daily life. As a therapist, I have experience working with clients of different backgrounds and disorders including anxiety, trauma, depression, as well as behavioral and emotional issues. During sessions, I help clients explore their thought processes and perceptions to discover ways to manage stressful situations and emotions which can feel overwhelming. I work with my clients to focus on their natural strengths in order to accomplish their therapeutic goals.
I am an empathetic person who has a passion for helping clients of various ages that are struggling throughout their daily life. As a therapist, I have experience working with clients of different backgrounds and disorders including anxiety, trauma, depression, as well as behavioral and emotional issues. During sessions, I help clients explore their thought processes and perceptions to discover ways to manage stressful situations and emotions which can feel overwhelming. I work with my clients to focus on their natural strengths in order to accomplish their therapeutic goals.
(769) 227-4076 View (769) 227-4076
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Liza Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPS
Verified Verified
Jackson, MS 39216
Liza is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals overcome some of life's most difficult situations. Her experience and education have prepared her to work with a number of concerns such as anxiety, depression, affair recovery, and domestic abuse. Liza is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist with advanced training in the unique betrayal trauma that comes from affairs and sex addiction. For further information please contact Liza Young Counseling, LLC at 601-573-2165 or visit www.lizayoungcounseling.com.
Liza is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals overcome some of life's most difficult situations. Her experience and education have prepared her to work with a number of concerns such as anxiety, depression, affair recovery, and domestic abuse. Liza is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist with advanced training in the unique betrayal trauma that comes from affairs and sex addiction. For further information please contact Liza Young Counseling, LLC at 601-573-2165 or visit www.lizayoungcounseling.com.
(769) 235-5750 View (769) 235-5750
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Dr. Kristy Laster Resolve To Restore Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, NCSC
Verified Verified
Brandon, MS 39047
Life happens, and when it does it may seem that things are out of control and just aren’t getting better. Sometimes trials of life happen all at once, and at other times it seems like they build up over time causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life’s trials can cause you to go into survival mode where you struggle to make it from day to day and week to week. Does this sound familiar? Do you need support in resolving your current concerns to restore your life to a better state and a more balanced way of living?
Life happens, and when it does it may seem that things are out of control and just aren’t getting better. Sometimes trials of life happen all at once, and at other times it seems like they build up over time causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life’s trials can cause you to go into survival mode where you struggle to make it from day to day and week to week. Does this sound familiar? Do you need support in resolving your current concerns to restore your life to a better state and a more balanced way of living?
(601) 488-3128 View (601) 488-3128
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Randy Weeks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Healthy living and wholeness bring meaning to life. My goal is to help my clients define and reach their goals for a life worth living. What do you want? How do you want to change? How do you want to be? Those are some of the questions we can explore together.
Healthy living and wholeness bring meaning to life. My goal is to help my clients define and reach their goals for a life worth living. What do you want? How do you want to change? How do you want to be? Those are some of the questions we can explore together.
(662) 591-1196 View (662) 591-1196

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Number of Therapists in Indianola, MS

< 10

Therapists in Indianola, MS who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships
83% Relationship Issues
83% Child

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Indianola, MS see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Indianola?

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.