Therapists in Monmouth Beach, NJ

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Tara Arhakos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CGP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
I help women reconnect to parts of themselves that have been hidden for years. The roadblocks to you moving forward that you aren’t always able to see. By guiding you through the grieving and healing process of wounded parts and inner child work together we can redefine your sense of self and rewrite the narrative of past experiences.
I help women reconnect to parts of themselves that have been hidden for years. The roadblocks to you moving forward that you aren’t always able to see. By guiding you through the grieving and healing process of wounded parts and inner child work together we can redefine your sense of self and rewrite the narrative of past experiences.
(848) 204-1833 View (848) 204-1833
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Donna Strauss-Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Building on the clinical social work model of person-in-environment, Connect Counseling & Wellness offers services designed to create a healthy mind, body and spirit. Whether its stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem or any of life's problems that impair functioning and impede happiness, we help our clients to better understand themselves and others and to implement solutions designed to feel better and become their best selves.
Building on the clinical social work model of person-in-environment, Connect Counseling & Wellness offers services designed to create a healthy mind, body and spirit. Whether its stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem or any of life's problems that impair functioning and impede happiness, we help our clients to better understand themselves and others and to implement solutions designed to feel better and become their best selves.
(732) 917-7022 View (732) 917-7022
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Christopher Nackos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
All too often it is easy to become paralyzed by the stressors around us. These stressors can take the form of family conflict, work- and school-related stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. It is in these times of distress that new ways of coping, of managing ourselves and the world around us becomes most important. Together we can explore the elements of your environment and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have contributed to your distress and difficulty functioning. With this awareness, we will develop a treatment plan by which you can regain control and develop a life worth living.
All too often it is easy to become paralyzed by the stressors around us. These stressors can take the form of family conflict, work- and school-related stress, depression, anxiety, and anger. It is in these times of distress that new ways of coping, of managing ourselves and the world around us becomes most important. Together we can explore the elements of your environment and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have contributed to your distress and difficulty functioning. With this awareness, we will develop a treatment plan by which you can regain control and develop a life worth living.
(732) 227-4840 View (732) 227-4840
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Victory Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
I graduated from Cairn University with my Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. In the past fifteen years I have worked with a diverse group of clients using a cognitive-behavioral based approach. I specialize in areas of depression, abuse, grief recovery, family dysfunction, the effects of divorce in adulthood and childhood, alcoholism, spiritual formation, and trauma. I currently provide therapy in the Middletown office. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
I graduated from Cairn University with my Masters Degree in Christian Counseling. In the past fifteen years I have worked with a diverse group of clients using a cognitive-behavioral based approach. I specialize in areas of depression, abuse, grief recovery, family dysfunction, the effects of divorce in adulthood and childhood, alcoholism, spiritual formation, and trauma. I currently provide therapy in the Middletown office. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
(848) 235-9214 View (848) 235-9214
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Krystin Mutchler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if despite your efforts you feel as though you can't move forward in your life? Many things get in the way of our ability to achieve our goals. Struggles with depression, anxiety, self judgement, fear, trauma, and addiction all have a tendency to paralyze us. We often are left feeling hopeless and emotionally drained. Through therapy we allow ourselves to find solutions in areas that feel like a dead end. By exploring the barriers that stand in our way, we can build self awareness, skills and confidence to overcome any obstacle.
(844) 657-6617 View (844) 657-6617
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Thomas J Mackarevich Ph.d
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Life is too short to let the everyday burdens we face create turmoil, and gain control over our emotions. Our feelings can control us or we can learn to control them. A situation, person, place, or thing only has the power to control our feelings...if we let it. It is our responsibility (and only ours) to control our feelings and behavior. Thus, we can find true contentment and serenity.
Life is too short to let the everyday burdens we face create turmoil, and gain control over our emotions. Our feelings can control us or we can learn to control them. A situation, person, place, or thing only has the power to control our feelings...if we let it. It is our responsibility (and only ours) to control our feelings and behavior. Thus, we can find true contentment and serenity.
(848) 251-0786 View (848) 251-0786
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Anthony Cuttitta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Anthony has been practicing the Art of Psychotherapy and Counseling for over 30 years . He has a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Ramapo College and completed his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work . He provides a Safe - Nonjudgmental Therapeutic Relationship when engaged in the treatment hour . Anthony has experience in working with Individuals , Couples and Families who are suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Grief. He provides Clinical Supervision to LSW ‘s .
Anthony has been practicing the Art of Psychotherapy and Counseling for over 30 years . He has a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Ramapo College and completed his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work . He provides a Safe - Nonjudgmental Therapeutic Relationship when engaged in the treatment hour . Anthony has experience in working with Individuals , Couples and Families who are suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Grief. He provides Clinical Supervision to LSW ‘s .
(848) 217-5977 View (848) 217-5977
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Peaceful Living Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Is everyday a struggle to just survive? Do you want to explore strategies to enhance quality of life or emotional wellness to facilitate thriving? Problem solving skills, adaptability, coping skills enhancement, and emotional regulation are viable life skills as life circumstances may be in flux. I help children, teens, and adults to facilitate change, enhance wellness, and promote emotional growth. I'm solution focused and use an eclectic blend of therapeutic strategies to meet challenges faced interpersonally, at school, and in workplace.
Is everyday a struggle to just survive? Do you want to explore strategies to enhance quality of life or emotional wellness to facilitate thriving? Problem solving skills, adaptability, coping skills enhancement, and emotional regulation are viable life skills as life circumstances may be in flux. I help children, teens, and adults to facilitate change, enhance wellness, and promote emotional growth. I'm solution focused and use an eclectic blend of therapeutic strategies to meet challenges faced interpersonally, at school, and in workplace.
(732) 662-2743 View (732) 662-2743
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Dr. Delaina Martinez, No Rainy Day
PsyD, MPsy, LEP
Verified
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
(310) 933-5169 View (310) 933-5169

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Photo of Alison Silver, Art Therapist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Alison Silver
Art Therapist, MPS, LPAT, ATR-BC, CFTP
Verified
Rumson, NJ 07760
As a Creative Arts Therapist I work toward fostering an atmosphere of relaxation, while inspiring communication through creativity. I work within numerous settings and populations including Monmouth Medical Center's In-patient Behavioral Health Hospital, servicing children and adults, MMC's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Outreach Program, Bristol Myers-Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, and The PALS program at the YWCA Union County servicing victims of domestic violence. Working within these populations affords me the opportunity to engage with the patient as well as the whole family to allow for a comprehensive therapeutic approach.
As a Creative Arts Therapist I work toward fostering an atmosphere of relaxation, while inspiring communication through creativity. I work within numerous settings and populations including Monmouth Medical Center's In-patient Behavioral Health Hospital, servicing children and adults, MMC's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Outreach Program, Bristol Myers-Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, and The PALS program at the YWCA Union County servicing victims of domestic violence. Working within these populations affords me the opportunity to engage with the patient as well as the whole family to allow for a comprehensive therapeutic approach.
(561) 564-0645 View (561) 564-0645
Photo of Brooke Lichter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Brooke Lichter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rumson, NJ 07760
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
I am now accepting new clients! Struggling with life's challenges? Feeling disconnected, irritated, down, numb, unmotivated, and/or anxious? Explore therapy with an experienced professional who understands. We can meet via telehealth, at the park, or the farm. You are not alone and I am here to help you every step of the way! I truly want the best for all my clients and it is in honor to be able to work with you. I will provide feedback that will be kind but helpful for you during this process. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary and I am here to help to make this a comfortable space for healing!
(732) 743-7147 View (732) 743-7147
Photo of Vanessa Marcantuono, PhD, LLC, Psychologist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Vanessa Marcantuono, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Oceanport, NJ 07757  (Online Only)
I'm a Counseling Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults struggling with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, low self-esteem and adjustment to life's stressors. My goal is to help you cope with the stressors you are facing, and to gradually help you gain insight and understanding regarding them, so that together, we may resolve your issues and identify possible avenues for growth and change. I offer a personalized and collaborative approach to treatment that is tailored to the specific needs of each of my clients.
I'm a Counseling Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults struggling with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, low self-esteem and adjustment to life's stressors. My goal is to help you cope with the stressors you are facing, and to gradually help you gain insight and understanding regarding them, so that together, we may resolve your issues and identify possible avenues for growth and change. I offer a personalized and collaborative approach to treatment that is tailored to the specific needs of each of my clients.
(973) 933-4861 View (973) 933-4861
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Jaime Malone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Counseling is the support net you've been needing while walking the tightrope, high wire act of life! Time spent in counseling is an investment in yourself that can help you during a time of transition (whether that's a desired change or an unexpected one). In addition to having an empathic and non-judgemental listener, our time together will equip you with new strategies to navigate the life circumstances you are facing. It's a dedicated time out of your week to clarify your own thoughts, feelings and experiences, and respond to them with purposefulness and confidence.
Counseling is the support net you've been needing while walking the tightrope, high wire act of life! Time spent in counseling is an investment in yourself that can help you during a time of transition (whether that's a desired change or an unexpected one). In addition to having an empathic and non-judgemental listener, our time together will equip you with new strategies to navigate the life circumstances you are facing. It's a dedicated time out of your week to clarify your own thoughts, feelings and experiences, and respond to them with purposefulness and confidence.
(732) 624-6112 View (732) 624-6112
Photo of Terri S Blair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Terri S Blair
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, Reiki
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
I offer psychotherapy, life coaching, mentoring, career planning, and mindfulness-based stress management. I specialize in trauma therapy, from early childhood to seniors. This may include somatic approaches that can help you "tune in" to your feelings and strengths in ways that are healing, and that you can use at home, at work, or resting.
I offer psychotherapy, life coaching, mentoring, career planning, and mindfulness-based stress management. I specialize in trauma therapy, from early childhood to seniors. This may include somatic approaches that can help you "tune in" to your feelings and strengths in ways that are healing, and that you can use at home, at work, or resting.
(732) 479-4156 x859 View (732) 479-4156 x859
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Tabeer Qazi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
My name is Tabeer but my loved ones call me Taby. I am a South Asian Licensed Social Worker and a psychotherapist. I believe that at the core of it all, we are looking for genuine connections. I meet my clients where they are at by showing up for them and by holding space for their vulnerabilities. I try to listen to what my client is saying in their gestures, their quirks, and their silence. They hold the ultimate power to move forward, while I equip and help empower them with the necessary tools they need. I come into the sessions with the belief that my client and I, we both will learn something new from each other.
My name is Tabeer but my loved ones call me Taby. I am a South Asian Licensed Social Worker and a psychotherapist. I believe that at the core of it all, we are looking for genuine connections. I meet my clients where they are at by showing up for them and by holding space for their vulnerabilities. I try to listen to what my client is saying in their gestures, their quirks, and their silence. They hold the ultimate power to move forward, while I equip and help empower them with the necessary tools they need. I come into the sessions with the belief that my client and I, we both will learn something new from each other.
(732) 392-7705 View (732) 392-7705
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Nicole Jackson LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdD, LCADC, BC-TMH, HS-BCP
Verified
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Are you an insight oriented individual looking for personal growth? Are you struggling in your relationship, or simply wanting to strengthen one? Have you wondered why you may attract similar people in your life? Was the relationship with your parents less than secure? Are you looking to develop secure relationships now? Adults of all ages and backgrounds looking for someone with strong cultural competency may benefit from counseling with me.
Are you an insight oriented individual looking for personal growth? Are you struggling in your relationship, or simply wanting to strengthen one? Have you wondered why you may attract similar people in your life? Was the relationship with your parents less than secure? Are you looking to develop secure relationships now? Adults of all ages and backgrounds looking for someone with strong cultural competency may benefit from counseling with me.
(732) 795-5736 View (732) 795-5736
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Yaacov Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Do you feel trapped and immobilized by the limitations your anxiety has placed upon you? Are you feeling lost, grappling with fears, trauma, or a lack of motivation? Struggling to form healthy relationships or lacking assertiveness? Your transformation begins now. As a skilled therapist, I provide a sanctuary free of judgment for adolescents and adults. Using proven methods, I'm dedicated to guiding you toward a life of fulfillment.
Do you feel trapped and immobilized by the limitations your anxiety has placed upon you? Are you feeling lost, grappling with fears, trauma, or a lack of motivation? Struggling to form healthy relationships or lacking assertiveness? Your transformation begins now. As a skilled therapist, I provide a sanctuary free of judgment for adolescents and adults. Using proven methods, I'm dedicated to guiding you toward a life of fulfillment.
(848) 256-0241 View (848) 256-0241
Photo of Lindsay M. Klimik Psyd, Psychologist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Lindsay M. Klimik Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Rumson, NJ 07760
I am licensed psychologist as well as a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in pediatrics. I treat a wide variety of conditions including, ADHD, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, cerebral tumors, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and intervention of the above mentioned conditions. I also provide executive coaching and consultation for businesses, teams, and organizations.
I am licensed psychologist as well as a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in pediatrics. I treat a wide variety of conditions including, ADHD, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, cerebral tumors, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and intervention of the above mentioned conditions. I also provide executive coaching and consultation for businesses, teams, and organizations.
(848) 242-8554 View (848) 242-8554
Photo of Jeffrey Pusar, Psychologist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Jeffrey Pusar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Rumson, NJ 07760
My practice specializes in helping people deal with life's increasingly complex challenges with special focus on the psychological demands of finding joy and happiness in one's life. Treatment includes finding one's inner authentic self which gets lost in the face of life's problems. My focus includes helping people cope with emotional isolation and loneliness as well as developing and maintaining one's personal life to find happiness, fulfillment and intimacy in primary relationships. My practice also includes helping women find pleasure and satisfaction in dealing with the impossible balance of work, home and relationship life.
My practice specializes in helping people deal with life's increasingly complex challenges with special focus on the psychological demands of finding joy and happiness in one's life. Treatment includes finding one's inner authentic self which gets lost in the face of life's problems. My focus includes helping people cope with emotional isolation and loneliness as well as developing and maintaining one's personal life to find happiness, fulfillment and intimacy in primary relationships. My practice also includes helping women find pleasure and satisfaction in dealing with the impossible balance of work, home and relationship life.
(732) 852-7034 View (732) 852-7034
Photo of Nicole Amoyal Pensak, Psychologist in Monmouth Beach, NJ
Nicole Amoyal Pensak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Little Silver, NJ 07739  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in NJ NY and 40 other states that allows me to practice across state lines. I specialize in anxiety, depression, postpartum and cancer. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based treatment based on the latest research to help you manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I tailor my treatment to your unique needs. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply through the psychotherapy experience, and to help you feel your best. You can be ready to make changes or not ready at all to make changes. No matter where you are, just making the call can make a difference.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in NJ NY and 40 other states that allows me to practice across state lines. I specialize in anxiety, depression, postpartum and cancer. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based treatment based on the latest research to help you manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I tailor my treatment to your unique needs. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply through the psychotherapy experience, and to help you feel your best. You can be ready to make changes or not ready at all to make changes. No matter where you are, just making the call can make a difference.
(609) 910-5822 View (609) 910-5822

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Number of Therapists in Monmouth Beach, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Monmouth Beach, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Family Conflict
78% Stress

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Monmouth Beach, NJ see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monmouth Beach?

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.