Therapists in Wilmington, NC

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Yolandi Rause
MS, LCMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Yolandi approaches counseling from a person-centered and holistic approach. She finds joy in working with adolescents and young adults. Helping her clients understand themselves is key to having healthy relationships with not only themselves, but others too. Yolandi considers counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the narrator of their own life. Building upon a strong, theoretically-based clinical foundation, Yolandi is experienced in integrating spirituality with Biblical and scriptural truths along with prayer per the clients request.
Yolandi approaches counseling from a person-centered and holistic approach. She finds joy in working with adolescents and young adults. Helping her clients understand themselves is key to having healthy relationships with not only themselves, but others too. Yolandi considers counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the narrator of their own life. Building upon a strong, theoretically-based clinical foundation, Yolandi is experienced in integrating spirituality with Biblical and scriptural truths along with prayer per the clients request.
(984) 207-3662 View (984) 207-3662
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Nicole Spence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28411
Accepting new clients with immediate openings. I have a friendly, direct style and foster a welcoming, non-judgmental relationship to explore challenges and collaborate on ways to live one’s most fulfilled life. I use an observational and intuitive approach to guide clients to develop the best possible relationships with themselves and others. My goal is to help individuals and families develop emotional strength, clarity, and confidence.
Accepting new clients with immediate openings. I have a friendly, direct style and foster a welcoming, non-judgmental relationship to explore challenges and collaborate on ways to live one’s most fulfilled life. I use an observational and intuitive approach to guide clients to develop the best possible relationships with themselves and others. My goal is to help individuals and families develop emotional strength, clarity, and confidence.
(910) 679-9214 View (910) 679-9214
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Kimberly M Spader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
I'm here to help and I am always humbled and honored to work with folks through complicated times in their lives. I have been working with individuals and couples for 10 years when they feel stuck, are experiencing anxiety, depression and are overcoming traumatic events. I believe in our ability to be resilient and to make real, lasting changes in our life to help us thrive rather than just get through life. I utilize Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as tools to help in the therapeutic process.
I'm here to help and I am always humbled and honored to work with folks through complicated times in their lives. I have been working with individuals and couples for 10 years when they feel stuck, are experiencing anxiety, depression and are overcoming traumatic events. I believe in our ability to be resilient and to make real, lasting changes in our life to help us thrive rather than just get through life. I utilize Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as tools to help in the therapeutic process.
(910) 518-5045 View (910) 518-5045
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Elizabeth Gaylord, Coastal Psychology
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCMHCS, LCAS, HSP-PA
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28411
Each one of us has our own areas of strengths and needs. Through the use of evidence-based assessments, I seek to help individuals learn more about themselves and their children. With magnified knowledge, you or your child may be equipped to navigate and thrive in this complex world.
Each one of us has our own areas of strengths and needs. Through the use of evidence-based assessments, I seek to help individuals learn more about themselves and their children. With magnified knowledge, you or your child may be equipped to navigate and thrive in this complex world.
(910) 696-6486 View (910) 696-6486
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Shelley Bunn
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
Feeling misunderstood and unloved by those we love most can be living hell. Pain, resentment, and anger burrow deep as repair seems hopeless. It's exhausting to cope with past trauma while trying to keep things together in the present. Any added stress, anxiety, or depression is overwhelming. Those of you with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are struggling with these symptoms simultaneously and it's unbearable. In family, individual, or marriage counseling I can help you heal, connect, and once again find hope. I'm talking to you, the struggling daughter, wife, mother, or son- join me and let’s begin.
Feeling misunderstood and unloved by those we love most can be living hell. Pain, resentment, and anger burrow deep as repair seems hopeless. It's exhausting to cope with past trauma while trying to keep things together in the present. Any added stress, anxiety, or depression is overwhelming. Those of you with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are struggling with these symptoms simultaneously and it's unbearable. In family, individual, or marriage counseling I can help you heal, connect, and once again find hope. I'm talking to you, the struggling daughter, wife, mother, or son- join me and let’s begin.
(910) 708-4632 View (910) 708-4632
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Ryan McFall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
I love working with clients who are motivated, curious, and patient. I don't need you to have all the answers or have done loads of research. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with transitions through life, finding challenges in relationships (work/frienship/romantic/etc.), or are struggling to adapt to life after trauma.
I love working with clients who are motivated, curious, and patient. I don't need you to have all the answers or have done loads of research. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with transitions through life, finding challenges in relationships (work/frienship/romantic/etc.), or are struggling to adapt to life after trauma.
(910) 773-5973 View (910) 773-5973
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Kaelin Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
After a year and a half as Chrysalis’s IOP intern, Kaelin Kennedy is thrilled to be joining the team full-time as a licensed clinical social worker associate. She recently graduated from UNCW with her master’s in social work and earned her BA in English and Biology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018. She most enjoys working with individuals with eating disorders, highly sensitive persons, non-linear thinkers, and clients looking to explore questions of identity or reconnect with their sense of aliveness. As a proud member of the queer community, Kaelin also welcomes LGBTQ+ clients.
After a year and a half as Chrysalis’s IOP intern, Kaelin Kennedy is thrilled to be joining the team full-time as a licensed clinical social worker associate. She recently graduated from UNCW with her master’s in social work and earned her BA in English and Biology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2018. She most enjoys working with individuals with eating disorders, highly sensitive persons, non-linear thinkers, and clients looking to explore questions of identity or reconnect with their sense of aliveness. As a proud member of the queer community, Kaelin also welcomes LGBTQ+ clients.
(910) 335-4119 View (910) 335-4119
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Alexis C. Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28412
Looking for some guidance from a non-judgmental perspective? Maybe some hope? I have worked in outpatient mental health for the last 15 years with individuals who have presented with depression, grief and loss, reproductive health, anxiety, trauma and other mood disorders. I work to create a warm, trusting and healing environment so that clients can address their concerns in an honest manner that leads to enduring results. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.
Looking for some guidance from a non-judgmental perspective? Maybe some hope? I have worked in outpatient mental health for the last 15 years with individuals who have presented with depression, grief and loss, reproductive health, anxiety, trauma and other mood disorders. I work to create a warm, trusting and healing environment so that clients can address their concerns in an honest manner that leads to enduring results. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.
(910) 534-4799 View (910) 534-4799
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Brittanie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Brittanie uses a client-centered approach, tailoring therapy to the specific needs of each individual. She views therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client that is established by providing a nonjudgmental supportive environment for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and take steps towards making positive change.
Brittanie uses a client-centered approach, tailoring therapy to the specific needs of each individual. She views therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client that is established by providing a nonjudgmental supportive environment for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and take steps towards making positive change.
(910) 714-4133 x307 View (910) 714-4133 x307
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Jen August, BTC Therapy, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Evening and weekend appointments currently available! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your life or relationships? Are you struggling with difficult events from your past? Or are you feeling challenged by current transitions in your life? If so, you are not alone and you don’t have to figure out how to feel better on your own, either. By looking for the right therapist, you are already taking a critical step to manifest change in your life! Finding a therapist who will be a good match for you can be incredibly challenging and it is also the most important decision in predicting the success of your therapeutic journey.
Evening and weekend appointments currently available! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck in your life or relationships? Are you struggling with difficult events from your past? Or are you feeling challenged by current transitions in your life? If so, you are not alone and you don’t have to figure out how to feel better on your own, either. By looking for the right therapist, you are already taking a critical step to manifest change in your life! Finding a therapist who will be a good match for you can be incredibly challenging and it is also the most important decision in predicting the success of your therapeutic journey.
(910) 597-2837 View (910) 597-2837
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Carrie Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, MHt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
I see therapy as a co-creative process in which we work together to help you connect with the natural healing impulse that exists within you. In addition to my training in social work, I am also a transpersonal hypnotherapist, and I work with the subconscious as well as the conscious mind to create change. I facilitate experiences of connection with the inner self to access deeper self-awareness and authentic self-expression. I also help clients develop skills and resources for self-regulation and self-care.
I see therapy as a co-creative process in which we work together to help you connect with the natural healing impulse that exists within you. In addition to my training in social work, I am also a transpersonal hypnotherapist, and I work with the subconscious as well as the conscious mind to create change. I facilitate experiences of connection with the inner self to access deeper self-awareness and authentic self-expression. I also help clients develop skills and resources for self-regulation and self-care.
(910) 634-3896 View (910) 634-3896
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Jeremy Randall Mullis
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS, CSI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Tired of repeating the same thing with life, feeling stuck with no hope in sight? Seems like more is going on? I focus on treating co-occurring addiction & mental health issues in addition to my work with providing psychological evaluations & testing. Not knowing why you keep doing or feeling the way you do and how to make changes in your life is beyond frustrating. It can be overwhelming, leading to feeling helpless and hopeless. When navigating the reasons for ongoing suffering and relapse, there is hope. In depth counseling and assessments can be the catalyst to promote change and I can help.
Tired of repeating the same thing with life, feeling stuck with no hope in sight? Seems like more is going on? I focus on treating co-occurring addiction & mental health issues in addition to my work with providing psychological evaluations & testing. Not knowing why you keep doing or feeling the way you do and how to make changes in your life is beyond frustrating. It can be overwhelming, leading to feeling helpless and hopeless. When navigating the reasons for ongoing suffering and relapse, there is hope. In depth counseling and assessments can be the catalyst to promote change and I can help.
(910) 565-9029 View (910) 565-9029
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Eric Guendner
Psychological Associate, LPA, LCAS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
Waitlist for new clients
I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue.
I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD.. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue.
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Colleen Faulkner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to explore how your lived experiences have impacted you and may be directing your beliefs, actions, and relationships. I love to work with clients on issues including self-worth, anxiety, stress, life transitions, family of origin issues, and people affected by divorce or family changes. I utilize many theories, often pulling from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care.
My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to explore how your lived experiences have impacted you and may be directing your beliefs, actions, and relationships. I love to work with clients on issues including self-worth, anxiety, stress, life transitions, family of origin issues, and people affected by divorce or family changes. I utilize many theories, often pulling from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care.
(910) 634-2674 View (910) 634-2674
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Shelley Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
9 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
I have had the privilege of providing therapy in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1996. I love being a therapist and enjoy connecting with individuals and families. I believe that growth and healing is fostered in an environment of kindness, compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. We all experience times when we are thrown off course and could benefit from a compassionate voice to help us identify our needs and purpose. Sometimes one small step can lead to a beautiful transformation of how we feel and see ourselves.
I have had the privilege of providing therapy in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1996. I love being a therapist and enjoy connecting with individuals and families. I believe that growth and healing is fostered in an environment of kindness, compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. We all experience times when we are thrown off course and could benefit from a compassionate voice to help us identify our needs and purpose. Sometimes one small step can lead to a beautiful transformation of how we feel and see ourselves.
(910) 363-2708 View (910) 363-2708
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Gloria M Brown
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
I am a licensed therapist with 25+ years of experience. I see adults and adolescents who are ready to work on issues that have a negative impact on their lives and emotional health. I combine a holistic mind/body/spirit approach using positive, solution-focused therapy methods, as well as cognitive behavioral strategies and the many tools from the 12-Step Programs. I work with individuals having problems with addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, anger, bipolar I and II disorders, cyclothymic disorder, depression, chronic pain and health issues, kleptomania, excoriation, self-injury, trichotillomania, schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD.
I am a licensed therapist with 25+ years of experience. I see adults and adolescents who are ready to work on issues that have a negative impact on their lives and emotional health. I combine a holistic mind/body/spirit approach using positive, solution-focused therapy methods, as well as cognitive behavioral strategies and the many tools from the 12-Step Programs. I work with individuals having problems with addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, anger, bipolar I and II disorders, cyclothymic disorder, depression, chronic pain and health issues, kleptomania, excoriation, self-injury, trichotillomania, schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD.
(910) 499-4712 View (910) 499-4712
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Joseph Henry Latterner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Joseph views therapy as a collaborative journey and acknowledges and honors the strengths, skills and talents embedded in each individual and family he works with.
Joseph views therapy as a collaborative journey and acknowledges and honors the strengths, skills and talents embedded in each individual and family he works with.
(910) 556-9344 View (910) 556-9344
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Olivia Short
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Wilmington, NC 28412
I believe that anyone that is willing to do the work is an ideal client. I am ready to address any issues that you bring to the table. The end goal is for my clients to find growth and support through the hard times. I cater the client's goals to fit their needs and address the issues. I want you to know you are in a safe space when you work with me.
I believe that anyone that is willing to do the work is an ideal client. I am ready to address any issues that you bring to the table. The end goal is for my clients to find growth and support through the hard times. I cater the client's goals to fit their needs and address the issues. I want you to know you are in a safe space when you work with me.
(910) 858-8099 View (910) 858-8099
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Catherine Swartzwelder Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
NOW Accepting Adults! I practice Child Centered play therapy with children and adolescents. I have worked with this population for over 20 years. I am also a Parenting coordinator and coach for high conflict divorce cases throughout the New Hanover County court system. I offer divorced couples counseling, and I am now seeing adult patients as well.
NOW Accepting Adults! I practice Child Centered play therapy with children and adolescents. I have worked with this population for over 20 years. I am also a Parenting coordinator and coach for high conflict divorce cases throughout the New Hanover County court system. I offer divorced couples counseling, and I am now seeing adult patients as well.
(910) 262-2362 View (910) 262-2362
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Windy Ezzell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Welcome! I'm licensed in the state of N.C. as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I'm excited you're taking the steps for your wellness and self care! My training, experience, and general counseling practice include working with folks on trauma, depression, anxiety and other life changes, so they may live healthy and productive lives. My practice also includes, grief, all aspects of building your family, TFMR, miscarriage, reproductive health across the lifespan (birth to 100!) pregnancy loss, (In)fertility, and the impact on all parts of SELF.
Welcome! I'm licensed in the state of N.C. as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I'm excited you're taking the steps for your wellness and self care! My training, experience, and general counseling practice include working with folks on trauma, depression, anxiety and other life changes, so they may live healthy and productive lives. My practice also includes, grief, all aspects of building your family, TFMR, miscarriage, reproductive health across the lifespan (birth to 100!) pregnancy loss, (In)fertility, and the impact on all parts of SELF.
(910) 631-6826 x101 View (910) 631-6826 x101

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Number of Therapists in Wilmington, NC

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Wilmington, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wilmington, NC see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilmington?

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.