Therapists in Midland Park, NJ

Photo of Kevin E Giangrasso, Psychologist in Midland Park, NJ
Kevin E Giangrasso
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, and related difficulties. I believe strongly that there should be no mysteries in therapy. Goals are best served if they are clearly established. Children, adolescents and their families deserve to be part of creating those goals and should know when they are being achieved. Therapy should be practical and based on the available relevant research evidence.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. I specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, and related difficulties. I believe strongly that there should be no mysteries in therapy. Goals are best served if they are clearly established. Children, adolescents and their families deserve to be part of creating those goals and should know when they are being achieved. Therapy should be practical and based on the available relevant research evidence.
(551) 230-7157 View (551) 230-7157
Photo of Aimee Restifo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Aimee Restifo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Are you looking to become your best self? To conquer anxiety or depression or come to terms with past experiences or future worries? I would love to guide you on your journey to overall wellness! I have been an LCSW for 17 years, working with people ages 18-100+. Join me at my practice, Live Life Therapy, LLC and together we can achieve your personal goals!
Are you looking to become your best self? To conquer anxiety or depression or come to terms with past experiences or future worries? I would love to guide you on your journey to overall wellness! I have been an LCSW for 17 years, working with people ages 18-100+. Join me at my practice, Live Life Therapy, LLC and together we can achieve your personal goals!
(551) 296-1136 View (551) 296-1136
Photo of Darian Eletto, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midland Park, NJ
Darian Eletto
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients and supervisees! Is this the year that you choose to work on you? It’s been a challenging time for many of us and at it can be difficult to manage our mental health with the uncertainty of our world. That’s where I come in! I focus on facilitating insight with you to improve your ability to cope, process, and manage your stressors as well as create new, healthy ways in which to respond to the ever changing world around you. Whether your goal is improving your interpersonal relationships, building self-esteem, or processing loss/grief, I am here to support and process it all with you.
Accepting new clients and supervisees! Is this the year that you choose to work on you? It’s been a challenging time for many of us and at it can be difficult to manage our mental health with the uncertainty of our world. That’s where I come in! I focus on facilitating insight with you to improve your ability to cope, process, and manage your stressors as well as create new, healthy ways in which to respond to the ever changing world around you. Whether your goal is improving your interpersonal relationships, building self-esteem, or processing loss/grief, I am here to support and process it all with you.
(551) 231-1324 View (551) 231-1324
Photo of Amy Geller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Amy Geller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Waitlist for new clients
People find a therapist because they are looking to improve their lives and relationships in some way. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve this growth and improvement; to move from a place of emotional pain or discomfort towards one of well-being and peace. It is my belief that every individual who steps foot in my office has strengths that we can embrace and build on. My style is collaborative...an active partnership between therapist and client. Together we will explore your feelings, experiences and personal goals.
People find a therapist because they are looking to improve their lives and relationships in some way. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve this growth and improvement; to move from a place of emotional pain or discomfort towards one of well-being and peace. It is my belief that every individual who steps foot in my office has strengths that we can embrace and build on. My style is collaborative...an active partnership between therapist and client. Together we will explore your feelings, experiences and personal goals.
(201) 654-0390 View (201) 654-0390
Photo of Jenni Levine Driscoll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Jenni Levine Driscoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have specific expertise working with couples as well as individuals navigating difficult relationships. I particularly enjoy working with high-achieving professionals, over-thinker, new moms and dads, and cycle-breakers.
I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have specific expertise working with couples as well as individuals navigating difficult relationships. I particularly enjoy working with high-achieving professionals, over-thinker, new moms and dads, and cycle-breakers.
(973) 798-9413 View (973) 798-9413
Photo of Cyndie Blake, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Cyndie Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Whether you are looking for short-term counseling or support overcoming a traumatic experience, your wellbeing is my priority. I completed my MSW from Columbia University and use a solution-focused approach while treating anxiety, trauma, employment/school issues, grief and loss, and relationship problems with compassion and sensitivity.
Whether you are looking for short-term counseling or support overcoming a traumatic experience, your wellbeing is my priority. I completed my MSW from Columbia University and use a solution-focused approach while treating anxiety, trauma, employment/school issues, grief and loss, and relationship problems with compassion and sensitivity.
(201) 554-1998 View (201) 554-1998
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Michelle Marx Gardiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello... my aim is to help you overcome obstacles blocking you from living a full and emotionally healthy life. My approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of each client; I work with everyone as a collaborator, since YOU are the expert in what you need. Our work together will help uncover the innate wisdom and self-compassion you possess and cultivate skills to help you live the full life you deserve. We can learn much about ourselves through both the laughter and the tears; with acceptance and non-judgment we will get curious about your obstacles and challenges.
Hello... my aim is to help you overcome obstacles blocking you from living a full and emotionally healthy life. My approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of each client; I work with everyone as a collaborator, since YOU are the expert in what you need. Our work together will help uncover the innate wisdom and self-compassion you possess and cultivate skills to help you live the full life you deserve. We can learn much about ourselves through both the laughter and the tears; with acceptance and non-judgment we will get curious about your obstacles and challenges.
(201) 669-4296 View (201) 669-4296
Photo of Kim Hackaspker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midland Park, NJ
Kim Hackaspker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Waitlist for new clients
When life becomes stressful, burdensome, and overwhelming, everyone needs a place to turn to. Sometimes the stress of everyday life puts us in an emotional place where we want to unload our worries. Do you find yourself feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, sad? Do you often feel worried, angry, or conflicted? Maybe you are struggling with parenting issues, family stressors, relationship conflicts, or unresolved trauma.
When life becomes stressful, burdensome, and overwhelming, everyone needs a place to turn to. Sometimes the stress of everyday life puts us in an emotional place where we want to unload our worries. Do you find yourself feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, sad? Do you often feel worried, angry, or conflicted? Maybe you are struggling with parenting issues, family stressors, relationship conflicts, or unresolved trauma.
(551) 210-4661 View (551) 210-4661
Photo of Jennifer Nero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Jennifer Nero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults and children (8 and up). My experience has focused on parenting support, teen issues, relationship issues, challenges associated with life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, children, women’s issues, co-dependency, boundary setting, emotion regulation, self-love and acceptance, school issues, and special education issues. I am a passionate, patient, understanding and non-judgmental therapist who will help you work on your identified concerns.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults and children (8 and up). My experience has focused on parenting support, teen issues, relationship issues, challenges associated with life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, children, women’s issues, co-dependency, boundary setting, emotion regulation, self-love and acceptance, school issues, and special education issues. I am a passionate, patient, understanding and non-judgmental therapist who will help you work on your identified concerns.
(551) 210-2332 View (551) 210-2332
Photo of William Mazzuto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
William Mazzuto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
The desire to seek change by an individual or family is why most people seek treatment. Working with a view of being empathetic and understanding in the therapeutic relationship allows clients to uncover strengths and motivation that they didn't feel were there. No matter if it is a an adult who is seeking stability and understanding of their life, someone embarking on a life change, or a family in need of guidance and structure, it is essential that a therapeutic space provides a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment.
The desire to seek change by an individual or family is why most people seek treatment. Working with a view of being empathetic and understanding in the therapeutic relationship allows clients to uncover strengths and motivation that they didn't feel were there. No matter if it is a an adult who is seeking stability and understanding of their life, someone embarking on a life change, or a family in need of guidance and structure, it is essential that a therapeutic space provides a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment.
(201) 645-4325 View (201) 645-4325
Photo of Debra Diaz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Debra Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
My belief is that therapy is a collaborative process in which both myself and the client must work together for long lasting results. I believe in the importance of addressing individual needs and strengths throughout the treatment process. I have experience in using play therapy as well as behavioral and cognitive approaches to help children as young as five years old to grow and heal. I work together with parents to help them better understand and relate to their children's emotional needs and promote positive behavioral change.
My belief is that therapy is a collaborative process in which both myself and the client must work together for long lasting results. I believe in the importance of addressing individual needs and strengths throughout the treatment process. I have experience in using play therapy as well as behavioral and cognitive approaches to help children as young as five years old to grow and heal. I work together with parents to help them better understand and relate to their children's emotional needs and promote positive behavioral change.
(201) 283-8269 View (201) 283-8269
Photo of Michele M Jenkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Michele M Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Effective therapy begins with the patient-therapist relationship. In my practice I create a safe space for patient-centered discussion surrounding life’s inevitable challenges. The foundation of my sessions is empathy, and from an empathic perspective I seek to guide clients toward finding their own inner strength in the face of difficulty, complex emotions, loss, and traumatic situations. Using a strengths-based approach, I can help foster understanding and resilience to move through negative experiences and self-defeating patterns into a place of empowerment.
Effective therapy begins with the patient-therapist relationship. In my practice I create a safe space for patient-centered discussion surrounding life’s inevitable challenges. The foundation of my sessions is empathy, and from an empathic perspective I seek to guide clients toward finding their own inner strength in the face of difficulty, complex emotions, loss, and traumatic situations. Using a strengths-based approach, I can help foster understanding and resilience to move through negative experiences and self-defeating patterns into a place of empowerment.
(551) 209-2136 View (551) 209-2136
Photo of Tara Walsh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Midland Park, NJ
Tara Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Welcome! My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field in various settings and with diverse populations. I work at Balance & Thrive Counseling & Psychoeducation Center. Balance & Thrive provides focused, effective and powerful treatment. My areas of expertise include addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, severe mental illness, attachment, adjustment, behavioral, identity and esteem issues. Additionally, I have experience with racial and social justice and marginalized communities.
Welcome! My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field in various settings and with diverse populations. I work at Balance & Thrive Counseling & Psychoeducation Center. Balance & Thrive provides focused, effective and powerful treatment. My areas of expertise include addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, severe mental illness, attachment, adjustment, behavioral, identity and esteem issues. Additionally, I have experience with racial and social justice and marginalized communities.
(551) 296-7496 View (551) 296-7496
Photo of Eli Nowak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Eli Nowak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Now more than ever, it is clear that one's mental health must be nurtured. It is my belief that mental health is just as important to one's well being as one's physical health, if not more so. We must allow ourselves the opportunity to achieve emotional and mental clarity in order to promote positive change. Having the opportunity to discuss one's feelings in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere is something that I take seriously as a clinician. I view the therapist-client relationship as a very special one, which I feel requires a mutual respect towards the process of healing.
Now more than ever, it is clear that one's mental health must be nurtured. It is my belief that mental health is just as important to one's well being as one's physical health, if not more so. We must allow ourselves the opportunity to achieve emotional and mental clarity in order to promote positive change. Having the opportunity to discuss one's feelings in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere is something that I take seriously as a clinician. I view the therapist-client relationship as a very special one, which I feel requires a mutual respect towards the process of healing.
(201) 231-9221 View (201) 231-9221
Photo of Stephen Midouhas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Stephen Midouhas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Successful therapy begins with a positive relationship with a trusted therapist. Building trust between client and therapist is an integral foundation for any positive change to occur. My utilization of insight oriented therapy is set against a backdrop of Mindfullness work and an understanding of the client's family history. My goal as a therapist is to untangle the narratives that my clients have created for their lives that have inhibited their ability to have healthy relationships, both with themselves and with others.
Successful therapy begins with a positive relationship with a trusted therapist. Building trust between client and therapist is an integral foundation for any positive change to occur. My utilization of insight oriented therapy is set against a backdrop of Mindfullness work and an understanding of the client's family history. My goal as a therapist is to untangle the narratives that my clients have created for their lives that have inhibited their ability to have healthy relationships, both with themselves and with others.
(609) 473-1854 View (609) 473-1854
Photo of Margaret J Schneider, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Margaret J Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
When struggling on life's path, talking with a professional offers support, helping to make changes when we feel stuck. I work with those experiencing depression,anxiety or unable to reach life goals. also, with those mandated for treatment due to DUI, or family members struggling with addiction. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate environment to explore; family relationships, marital discord, work environment issues, adolescent peer group issues such as; alcohol/drug abuse and assistance in increasing self esteem. My style is warm and engaging. My therapeutic dynamics are based on a collaborative effort using supportive therapy, solution based therapy with cognitive behavioral techniques.
When struggling on life's path, talking with a professional offers support, helping to make changes when we feel stuck. I work with those experiencing depression,anxiety or unable to reach life goals. also, with those mandated for treatment due to DUI, or family members struggling with addiction. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate environment to explore; family relationships, marital discord, work environment issues, adolescent peer group issues such as; alcohol/drug abuse and assistance in increasing self esteem. My style is warm and engaging. My therapeutic dynamics are based on a collaborative effort using supportive therapy, solution based therapy with cognitive behavioral techniques.
(201) 500-2442 View (201) 500-2442
Photo of Tamara O'Shea, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Midland Park, NJ
Tamara O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT, MAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland Park, NJ 07432
If you are ready to go deep and get to the root of your depression or anxiety, I would love to come alongside you to help you to discover the person God created you to be. I believe that God wants your joy to be full. We will examine the automatic negative thoughts that pop up in your mind, and learn to challenge them. We will examine the dynamics of your different relationships and look for destructive patterns that need to be changed. I will pray with you and for you. I also believe that there is a more joy-filled life waiting for you to embrace.
If you are ready to go deep and get to the root of your depression or anxiety, I would love to come alongside you to help you to discover the person God created you to be. I believe that God wants your joy to be full. We will examine the automatic negative thoughts that pop up in your mind, and learn to challenge them. We will examine the dynamics of your different relationships and look for destructive patterns that need to be changed. I will pray with you and for you. I also believe that there is a more joy-filled life waiting for you to embrace.
(551) 209-3453 x19 View (551) 209-3453 x19
Photo of Kelsey Bisson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midland Park, NJ
Kelsey Bisson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Hello, My Name is Kelsey Bisson, LCSW. I work at Balance and Thrive Mental Health Counseling and Psychoeducation Center. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of NJ with 10 years of experience working closely with individuals, groups, and families. I specialize with adults across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and the effects of aging and illness on individuals and families, with specialized training in treating our older adult population and their caregivers.
Hello, My Name is Kelsey Bisson, LCSW. I work at Balance and Thrive Mental Health Counseling and Psychoeducation Center. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of NJ with 10 years of experience working closely with individuals, groups, and families. I specialize with adults across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and the effects of aging and illness on individuals and families, with specialized training in treating our older adult population and their caregivers.
(551) 210-2486 View (551) 210-2486
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Beautiful Journey Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSW, LAC, LCSW
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Beautiful Journey Counseling is a private therapy practice that uses different therapy techniques to help children, adolescents and adults find solutions to challenges that they are facing and bring about positive changes in their lives. We collaborate with school professionals and medical professionals to help individuals and families change and grow in healthy and positive directions.
Beautiful Journey Counseling is a private therapy practice that uses different therapy techniques to help children, adolescents and adults find solutions to challenges that they are facing and bring about positive changes in their lives. We collaborate with school professionals and medical professionals to help individuals and families change and grow in healthy and positive directions.
(551) 310-3956 View (551) 310-3956
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Monarch Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCADC
Verified
Midland Park, NJ 07432
My name is Kaitlynn Azner. I am a licensed social worker, licensed certified alcohol and drug counselor, and certified clinical supervisor; additionally, I am certified in trauma and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am committed to providing evidence-based interventions to empower clients to overcome obstacles and break patterns in order to reach their deepest potential and serenity. I am a strong, passionate practitioner whose desire to aid those suffering from substance use and mental illness to achieve wellness and stability stems from having lived experiences in my field of practice.
My name is Kaitlynn Azner. I am a licensed social worker, licensed certified alcohol and drug counselor, and certified clinical supervisor; additionally, I am certified in trauma and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am committed to providing evidence-based interventions to empower clients to overcome obstacles and break patterns in order to reach their deepest potential and serenity. I am a strong, passionate practitioner whose desire to aid those suffering from substance use and mental illness to achieve wellness and stability stems from having lived experiences in my field of practice.
(862) 292-4054 View (862) 292-4054

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Number of Therapists in Midland Park, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in Midland Park, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
77% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Cigna and Evernorth
41% Aetna
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Midland Park, NJ see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Midland Park?

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.