Therapists in Lawrenceville, NJ

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Village Counseling Services
DO, PhD, DrNP, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Village Counseling Services is a professional group that provides support services to the independently licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and board-certified psychiatrists, who have been providing client-centered, evidence-based treatment to the greater Lawrenceville/Princeton community since 1996.
Village Counseling Services is a professional group that provides support services to the independently licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and board-certified psychiatrists, who have been providing client-centered, evidence-based treatment to the greater Lawrenceville/Princeton community since 1996.
(609) 844-0452 x713 View (609) 844-0452 x713
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Arthur Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCATP, CTHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
Experienced, licensed therapist with over 10+ years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am licensed as a professional therapist in both New Jersey and Delaware. My goal is to help clients gain a greater sense of inner peace through the achievement of personal goals and developing harmony, oneness, and satisfaction in their lives. This is accomplished by helping clients understand their inner selves and then stimulating change at the core of their being.
Experienced, licensed therapist with over 10+ years’ experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am licensed as a professional therapist in both New Jersey and Delaware. My goal is to help clients gain a greater sense of inner peace through the achievement of personal goals and developing harmony, oneness, and satisfaction in their lives. This is accomplished by helping clients understand their inner selves and then stimulating change at the core of their being.
(609) 256-6153 View (609) 256-6153
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Christopher Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Chris, owner of Holistic Counseling Solution, with 20+ years' experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Struggling with anxiety, depression, or life's pressures? Let's journey together towards healing and growth. You've taken the first step towards positive change – let's make it happen!"
Hi, I'm Chris, owner of Holistic Counseling Solution, with 20+ years' experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Struggling with anxiety, depression, or life's pressures? Let's journey together towards healing and growth. You've taken the first step towards positive change – let's make it happen!"
(609) 804-5949 View (609) 804-5949
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JSF Professional Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
* Accepting new clients for tele-counseling! JSF Professional Counseling Services is a professional group of Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Associate Counselors, that provide outpatient counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. We are honored to be the practitioner group to provide you with the support to sustain and positively impact necessary change in your life.
* Accepting new clients for tele-counseling! JSF Professional Counseling Services is a professional group of Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Associate Counselors, that provide outpatient counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. We are honored to be the practitioner group to provide you with the support to sustain and positively impact necessary change in your life.
(609) 207-3124 View (609) 207-3124
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Melissa Pieller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
*Accepting new clients for tele-counseling! It is my goal to provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively identify and work through any challenges or barriers that are preventing you from living a fulfilling life. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel valued, supported, and understood is the foundation in which meaningful and significant change occurs.
*Accepting new clients for tele-counseling! It is my goal to provide you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively identify and work through any challenges or barriers that are preventing you from living a fulfilling life. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel valued, supported, and understood is the foundation in which meaningful and significant change occurs.
(609) 745-1466 View (609) 745-1466
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Russell Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
After 37 years of clinical experience, I have limited my practice to transgender-identified minors, their parents and transgender adults. Because transgender experience is not a psychopathology, my approach emphasizes assessment, case management, referrals to medical providers, education, and counseling related to transgender experience. If you want help for a minor, please know that I follow the current standards of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. I work in a thorough, time effective manner. If the minor is seeing a therapist for a co-occurring condition I will collaborate with that provider.
After 37 years of clinical experience, I have limited my practice to transgender-identified minors, their parents and transgender adults. Because transgender experience is not a psychopathology, my approach emphasizes assessment, case management, referrals to medical providers, education, and counseling related to transgender experience. If you want help for a minor, please know that I follow the current standards of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health. I work in a thorough, time effective manner. If the minor is seeing a therapist for a co-occurring condition I will collaborate with that provider.
(908) 349-1179 View (908) 349-1179
Judith Ferlise
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
I have over 30 years of expertise in working with clients of all ages and with a variety of issues. My goal is to teach you how to get in touch with your innate ability to heal yourself. Once you become centered in your core self you will develop coping skills that will provide you with the ability to handle the multitude of challenges that we all face in our lives.
I have over 30 years of expertise in working with clients of all ages and with a variety of issues. My goal is to teach you how to get in touch with your innate ability to heal yourself. Once you become centered in your core self you will develop coping skills that will provide you with the ability to handle the multitude of challenges that we all face in our lives.
(609) 997-3091 View (609) 997-3091
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Jennifer Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
Greetings, I'm Jenn, a licensed therapist with Holistic Counseling Solution, and I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I'm dedicated to helping you find fulfillment. Whether you're new to therapy or not, I'm here to assist you in reaching your life goals. I specialize in partnering with individuals pursuing self-improvement and empowerment, addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. Let's work together to uncover your strengths and shape a more fulfilling journey in life.
Greetings, I'm Jenn, a licensed therapist with Holistic Counseling Solution, and I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I'm dedicated to helping you find fulfillment. Whether you're new to therapy or not, I'm here to assist you in reaching your life goals. I specialize in partnering with individuals pursuing self-improvement and empowerment, addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. Let's work together to uncover your strengths and shape a more fulfilling journey in life.
(609) 604-7730 View (609) 604-7730
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Katie Scozzari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
I am passionate about helping people heal from their past and grow into the best version of themselves. In our work together, I will help you learn the concrete coping skills needed in order to build a life that is worth living. I specialize in treating eating disorders, complex trauma, anxiety & depression, chronic shame & perfectionism, and those who are looking to explore their purpose more deeply. I use mindfulness based therapy and solution focused interventions to help you gain more control over your mind & body, emotions, and relationships, so that you can live presently and intentionally.
I am passionate about helping people heal from their past and grow into the best version of themselves. In our work together, I will help you learn the concrete coping skills needed in order to build a life that is worth living. I specialize in treating eating disorders, complex trauma, anxiety & depression, chronic shame & perfectionism, and those who are looking to explore their purpose more deeply. I use mindfulness based therapy and solution focused interventions to help you gain more control over your mind & body, emotions, and relationships, so that you can live presently and intentionally.
(609) 770-2118 View (609) 770-2118
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Gabby Bancroft
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Do you experience uncontrollable thoughts and worries? Is anxiety or depression making it difficult to live the life you want? Maybe you’re avoiding situations that lead to fear or panic. You might feel like you’re putting on a face just to make it through the day. Life may feel messy and out of control, but relief and healing is within reach. If you feel like you are ready to make a change and prioritize your mental and emotional well being, now might be the time to take a courageous leap and reach out to a therapist that can support.
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Do you experience uncontrollable thoughts and worries? Is anxiety or depression making it difficult to live the life you want? Maybe you’re avoiding situations that lead to fear or panic. You might feel like you’re putting on a face just to make it through the day. Life may feel messy and out of control, but relief and healing is within reach. If you feel like you are ready to make a change and prioritize your mental and emotional well being, now might be the time to take a courageous leap and reach out to a therapist that can support.
(609) 473-3874 View (609) 473-3874
Jennifer Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
My specialty areas include working with individual and child/family therapy. With individual/adult treatment I work with mood and anxiety disorders with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress, survivors of childhood abuse and trauma recovery. My work with children ranges from age 4 through college age. My individual work with children includes management of depression, anxiety and physical/sexual abuse as well as working with children with ADHD. I also include a family/parenting component when working with children.
My specialty areas include working with individual and child/family therapy. With individual/adult treatment I work with mood and anxiety disorders with a specialty in Post Traumatic Stress, survivors of childhood abuse and trauma recovery. My work with children ranges from age 4 through college age. My individual work with children includes management of depression, anxiety and physical/sexual abuse as well as working with children with ADHD. I also include a family/parenting component when working with children.
(609) 454-6471 View (609) 454-6471
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Cheryl U. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CSW
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
First and foremost, I want my clients to feel comfortable in their own skin. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe and supportive space, free of judgment. I'm passionate about my practice and have put my heart and soul into it. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy working with couples, often to help them first determine if this is the right relationship for them - and if it is, we can explore ways to heal and strengthen it.
First and foremost, I want my clients to feel comfortable in their own skin. My goal is to provide my clients with a safe and supportive space, free of judgment. I'm passionate about my practice and have put my heart and soul into it. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy working with couples, often to help them first determine if this is the right relationship for them - and if it is, we can explore ways to heal and strengthen it.
(609) 681-2685 View (609) 681-2685
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Diane McMahon
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, RN, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Diane McMahon EdS, RN, LPC has been licensed in the healing arts since 1976. Through her years of continuing education and hands-on experience, she has successfully facilitated the ethical healing, empowerment and growth of clients of all ages. Diane spent 20 years working in the nursing field as a pediatric nurse, psychiatric nurse, and as a nursing educator. Since 2001, she has worked as a counselor primarily in schools and in community-based services providing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Counseling. New to her curriculum vitae is the addition of the EAGALA certification using horses as part of a therapeutic process for clients.
Diane McMahon EdS, RN, LPC has been licensed in the healing arts since 1976. Through her years of continuing education and hands-on experience, she has successfully facilitated the ethical healing, empowerment and growth of clients of all ages. Diane spent 20 years working in the nursing field as a pediatric nurse, psychiatric nurse, and as a nursing educator. Since 2001, she has worked as a counselor primarily in schools and in community-based services providing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Counseling. New to her curriculum vitae is the addition of the EAGALA certification using horses as part of a therapeutic process for clients.
(609) 353-5457 View (609) 353-5457
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Lindsay M David
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdM
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
My name is Lindsay, I am a licensed therapist with Holistic Counseling Solution. As your therapist, I am here to support you and help you achieve the goals that you truly want out of life. Whether you are taking your first step into therapy or have extensive experience, I strive to honor your journey and act as an important resource for helping you live a happier, healthier, more satisfying life. My primary goal is to provide a safe space for all clients to feel understood, heard, and accepted.
My name is Lindsay, I am a licensed therapist with Holistic Counseling Solution. As your therapist, I am here to support you and help you achieve the goals that you truly want out of life. Whether you are taking your first step into therapy or have extensive experience, I strive to honor your journey and act as an important resource for helping you live a happier, healthier, more satisfying life. My primary goal is to provide a safe space for all clients to feel understood, heard, and accepted.
(609) 913-3824 View (609) 913-3824
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Beverly A Hodsden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
I believe that all people should be treated with kindness, dignity and respect. No one should feel less than because of any issue they have. Counseling is a process of self discovery that sometimes needs compassionate guidance to help clients uncover their inner resources.
I believe that all people should be treated with kindness, dignity and respect. No one should feel less than because of any issue they have. Counseling is a process of self discovery that sometimes needs compassionate guidance to help clients uncover their inner resources.
(609) 766-0861 View (609) 766-0861
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Janet McCulloch at Village Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Learning to grieve losses and adapt to life changes are challenges we will all face. A major loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job can be devastating. Creating a new chapter in your life can be overwhelming. Working with a skilled, compassionate therapist in a safe, nurturing environment can provide critical support and guidance. My goal is to help you find light and hope during a dark time and to teach new coping skills to allow for healing and personal growth. Reaching out is the hardest part. I’d love to talk to you about your unique situation and needs.
Learning to grieve losses and adapt to life changes are challenges we will all face. A major loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job can be devastating. Creating a new chapter in your life can be overwhelming. Working with a skilled, compassionate therapist in a safe, nurturing environment can provide critical support and guidance. My goal is to help you find light and hope during a dark time and to teach new coping skills to allow for healing and personal growth. Reaching out is the hardest part. I’d love to talk to you about your unique situation and needs.
(609) 844-0452 x713 View (609) 844-0452 x713
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Relationship Solutions NJ
Psychologist, PhD, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
We are highly experienced (30 years), very caring, and effective psychologists. Clients often remark that it is a pleasure to be treated in a very personable manner. We determine with whom you will meet at our first phone conversation. For example, Dr. Mark is licensed in NJ as a Psychologist and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. At your initial visit, either Dr. Mark or Dr. Tamara will meet with you to discuss your presenting concerns in a comprehensive manner. We evaluate your problems, strengths, history and goals. We then develop a treatment plan that is unique for your needs.
We are highly experienced (30 years), very caring, and effective psychologists. Clients often remark that it is a pleasure to be treated in a very personable manner. We determine with whom you will meet at our first phone conversation. For example, Dr. Mark is licensed in NJ as a Psychologist and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. At your initial visit, either Dr. Mark or Dr. Tamara will meet with you to discuss your presenting concerns in a comprehensive manner. We evaluate your problems, strengths, history and goals. We then develop a treatment plan that is unique for your needs.
(609) 503-7042 View (609) 503-7042
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Jeffrey M Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCADC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648  (Online Only)
If you’re a parent who needs help with a troubled adolescent, or if you're a teen or young adult seeking a professional counselor who will not only to listen to you but actually hear you, or if you're an adult hoping to achieve a more balanced and comfortable existence, I hope you’ll let me be the one to provide you with what you need. You can be assured that I am very experienced and a non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate counselor who provides a safe and confidential teletherapy environment. It is my sincere goal to make every session meaningful and productive - there is no time to waste where your mental health is concerned!
If you’re a parent who needs help with a troubled adolescent, or if you're a teen or young adult seeking a professional counselor who will not only to listen to you but actually hear you, or if you're an adult hoping to achieve a more balanced and comfortable existence, I hope you’ll let me be the one to provide you with what you need. You can be assured that I am very experienced and a non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate counselor who provides a safe and confidential teletherapy environment. It is my sincere goal to make every session meaningful and productive - there is no time to waste where your mental health is concerned!
(908) 676-7552 View (908) 676-7552
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Gianine D Rosenblum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist over 25 years of experience in clinical practice and over 10 years of experience in psychological research and teaching. I specialize in helping people through recovery from trauma. In addition, I treat depression and anxiety, and I have unique experience in helping individuals and their families cope with life threatening food allergies, complex medical issues, and diagnoses of genetic disorders. My compassionate approach to cognitive-behavioral techniques, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, EMDR, plus ample education will help you better understand yourself and your responses.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed psychologist over 25 years of experience in clinical practice and over 10 years of experience in psychological research and teaching. I specialize in helping people through recovery from trauma. In addition, I treat depression and anxiety, and I have unique experience in helping individuals and their families cope with life threatening food allergies, complex medical issues, and diagnoses of genetic disorders. My compassionate approach to cognitive-behavioral techniques, breathing, relaxation, mindfulness, EMDR, plus ample education will help you better understand yourself and your responses.
(609) 482-3982 x4 View (609) 482-3982 x4
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Kimberly Mclaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over fifteen years of clinical experience working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, social phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. I also specialize in treating clients with difficulty regulating emotions and help them to work towards leading meaningful, goal-directed lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over fifteen years of clinical experience working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, social phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. I also specialize in treating clients with difficulty regulating emotions and help them to work towards leading meaningful, goal-directed lives.
(609) 256-6378 View (609) 256-6378

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Number of Therapists in Lawrenceville, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Lawrenceville, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
65% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lawrenceville, NJ see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Lawrenceville?

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.