Therapists in Morristown, NJ

Photo of Aliza Feldman, Psychologist in Morristown, NJ
Aliza Feldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling tired from constant worrying or anxious thoughts? Do you feel like you are not functioning as well as you would like to or feel stuck in life? Are you exhausted from being unhappy? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need help to guide us in the right direction. In my practice, I strive to provide the highest quality treatment in a safe and non-threatening environment. Using the latest cognitive-behavioral approaches tailored to your needs and personal goals, I will help you identify and change unhealthy thinking patterns and self-defeating behaviors that you have been struggling with.
Are you feeling tired from constant worrying or anxious thoughts? Do you feel like you are not functioning as well as you would like to or feel stuck in life? Are you exhausted from being unhappy? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need help to guide us in the right direction. In my practice, I strive to provide the highest quality treatment in a safe and non-threatening environment. Using the latest cognitive-behavioral approaches tailored to your needs and personal goals, I will help you identify and change unhealthy thinking patterns and self-defeating behaviors that you have been struggling with.
(862) 263-9074 View (862) 263-9074
Photo of Elizabeth Harten Goldberg, Psychologist in Morristown, NJ
Elizabeth Harten Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I work to help individuals and families overcome their obstacles to achieving emotional and physical well- being.. Your anxiety and depression or other psychological problems are treated in the context of an empathic and personal therapeutic relationship.These disorders present differently at different life stages and need age/stage related attention. As a female clinician, I have developed an expertise working with women's issues throughout the life cycle. As a former teacher and school psychologist, I am also experienced in working with children and adolescents with the variety of concerns they may present.
As a clinical psychologist, I work to help individuals and families overcome their obstacles to achieving emotional and physical well- being.. Your anxiety and depression or other psychological problems are treated in the context of an empathic and personal therapeutic relationship.These disorders present differently at different life stages and need age/stage related attention. As a female clinician, I have developed an expertise working with women's issues throughout the life cycle. As a former teacher and school psychologist, I am also experienced in working with children and adolescents with the variety of concerns they may present.
(908) 264-2920 View (908) 264-2920
Photo of Steven Joseph Drzewoszewski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Steven Joseph Drzewoszewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ICCS
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My mane is Steve Drzewoszewski (Jevo-shef-ski) but you can just call me Steve. If you are struggling with Substance Abuse, Depression, anxiety, Trauma or just want to improve your quality of life, I am here to help. Please contact me for your free consultation to discuss what I can do for you. Over my 17 years in the behavioral health field, I have help many overcome their obstacles and achieve success. No matter where you are in your life, it can get better. reach out and talk to me, let's get you moving in the right direction.
My mane is Steve Drzewoszewski (Jevo-shef-ski) but you can just call me Steve. If you are struggling with Substance Abuse, Depression, anxiety, Trauma or just want to improve your quality of life, I am here to help. Please contact me for your free consultation to discuss what I can do for you. Over my 17 years in the behavioral health field, I have help many overcome their obstacles and achieve success. No matter where you are in your life, it can get better. reach out and talk to me, let's get you moving in the right direction.
(732) 538-9747 View (732) 538-9747
Photo of Elizabeth Roesle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Elizabeth Roesle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a licensed social worker and a therapist at Embracing Uncertainty. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, trauma, and more. I put emphasis on building a solid working relationship so we can explore issues and begin figuring out a way through them.
I'm a licensed social worker and a therapist at Embracing Uncertainty. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, trauma, and more. I put emphasis on building a solid working relationship so we can explore issues and begin figuring out a way through them.
(201) 528-6015 View (201) 528-6015
Photo of Alexa Baliski, Marriage & Family Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Alexa Baliski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Are you feeling stuck? Is it starting to impact the relationship with yourself or others? My clients are caring, well-intentioned, and often overextended individuals dealing with various responsibilities (career, education, relationships, health, friendship, family, financial stress, etc.) I help my clients establish healthy coping strategies for their stress and anxieties to restore their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. My office is a safe space to be human. It's truly an honor to walk alongside my clients as they work through their challenges and embrace the aspects of life that are most important to them.
Are you feeling stuck? Is it starting to impact the relationship with yourself or others? My clients are caring, well-intentioned, and often overextended individuals dealing with various responsibilities (career, education, relationships, health, friendship, family, financial stress, etc.) I help my clients establish healthy coping strategies for their stress and anxieties to restore their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. My office is a safe space to be human. It's truly an honor to walk alongside my clients as they work through their challenges and embrace the aspects of life that are most important to them.
(862) 420-9049 View (862) 420-9049
Photo of Sarah Dougherty, PsyD, LLC, Psychologist in Morristown, NJ
Sarah Dougherty, PsyD, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, EdM, MS
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Waitlist for new clients
People contact me for many reasons. Often, though not always, the impetus seems to fall into one of two categories. Either something has happened to a person that has significantly changed their world, or nothing has happened and they are feeling stuck. Either scenario can leave someone feeling lost, confused, disconnected, and alone. Frequently I'm contacted after the loss of a loved one, including loss from suicide, or when someone is experiencing difficulty with life transitions (e.g., adjustment to college, career, change in family or caretaking role, or retirement). Other times, it's not that specific. It just helps to talk.
People contact me for many reasons. Often, though not always, the impetus seems to fall into one of two categories. Either something has happened to a person that has significantly changed their world, or nothing has happened and they are feeling stuck. Either scenario can leave someone feeling lost, confused, disconnected, and alone. Frequently I'm contacted after the loss of a loved one, including loss from suicide, or when someone is experiencing difficulty with life transitions (e.g., adjustment to college, career, change in family or caretaking role, or retirement). Other times, it's not that specific. It just helps to talk.
(973) 532-5282 View (973) 532-5282
Photo of Tamara D'Alessio, Licensed Professional Counselor in Morristown, NJ
Tamara D'Alessio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
It's not easy to begin speaking to a complete stranger about your personal concerns and struggles. I believe that therapy is first about creating a genuine and trusting relationship and then working toward goals that will help resolve the issues that may bring someone to counseling. I am solution-focused, strengths-based, and person-centered, tailoring my approach to individual clients' preferences and needs.
It's not easy to begin speaking to a complete stranger about your personal concerns and struggles. I believe that therapy is first about creating a genuine and trusting relationship and then working toward goals that will help resolve the issues that may bring someone to counseling. I am solution-focused, strengths-based, and person-centered, tailoring my approach to individual clients' preferences and needs.
(973) 658-4800 View (973) 658-4800
Photo of Diane L Cabush, Psychologist in Morristown, NJ
Diane L Cabush
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
People seek therapy because they struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, work, or faith that is no longer working for them. Expectations of life and relationships are frequently determined by our experiences in our formative years. Therapy provides a place where our stories can be told and understood, and involves examining the past, along with expectations and hopes, so that we can come to see more clearly what changes are necessary to experience the future we desire. As we understand how our past has shaped us and begin to experience something new, we are freer to choose growth and health for ourselves.
People seek therapy because they struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, work, or faith that is no longer working for them. Expectations of life and relationships are frequently determined by our experiences in our formative years. Therapy provides a place where our stories can be told and understood, and involves examining the past, along with expectations and hopes, so that we can come to see more clearly what changes are necessary to experience the future we desire. As we understand how our past has shaped us and begin to experience something new, we are freer to choose growth and health for ourselves.
(973) 310-2053 View (973) 310-2053
Photo of Beverly Zagofsky, Licensed Professional Counselor in Morristown, NJ
Beverly Zagofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, CST, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
My practice is devoted to Couples, Sex & Relational Therapy. All Couples experience difficulties during marriage or during long term relationships. Helping Couples work to resolve these conflicts, develop trust & reconnect is the most satisfying work that I do. We commonly address issues of trust, sexual issues, pornography, commitment, infidelity, communication, destructive patterns, stress, parenting, illness, trauma & passion. I work with couples to rekindle the spark, passion and desire that they once had and deepen a strong solid connection. Whatever you and your partners unique issues, my goal is to give you the hope and help to achieve the support & love that you both long for.
My practice is devoted to Couples, Sex & Relational Therapy. All Couples experience difficulties during marriage or during long term relationships. Helping Couples work to resolve these conflicts, develop trust & reconnect is the most satisfying work that I do. We commonly address issues of trust, sexual issues, pornography, commitment, infidelity, communication, destructive patterns, stress, parenting, illness, trauma & passion. I work with couples to rekindle the spark, passion and desire that they once had and deepen a strong solid connection. Whatever you and your partners unique issues, my goal is to give you the hope and help to achieve the support & love that you both long for.
(908) 955-0263 View (908) 955-0263
Photo of Janine Tremblay PhD APN, Psychologist in Morristown, NJ
Janine Tremblay PhD APN
Psychologist, PhD, APNC
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Welcome! You have already made an important step in the process of healing by beginning your research. I have been practicing Psychology since 1985 and in 2004 I added the service of being able to prescribe medications. Currently, I see patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and ADHD. Additionally, I diagnosis and treat people with Bipolar and Addiction related disorders. I believe in the power of spirituality and am open to different faiths and points of view. I see individuals and couples ages 17 to seniors. Please call if you want to discuss an appointment.
Welcome! You have already made an important step in the process of healing by beginning your research. I have been practicing Psychology since 1985 and in 2004 I added the service of being able to prescribe medications. Currently, I see patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and ADHD. Additionally, I diagnosis and treat people with Bipolar and Addiction related disorders. I believe in the power of spirituality and am open to different faiths and points of view. I see individuals and couples ages 17 to seniors. Please call if you want to discuss an appointment.
(973) 309-7553 View (973) 309-7553
Photo of Zoe Malkin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Zoe Malkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Welcome! You've taken an important step in seeking therapy. As a psychotherapist I draw from an eclectic combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Modality and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Within the structure and privacy of the therapeutic environment, I am committed to engaging in a collaborative, holistic therapy process in which you can achieve balance, contentment and ultimately, healing. Together we will cultivate coping strategies that foster insight and change, thereby creating emotional and physical well-being.
Welcome! You've taken an important step in seeking therapy. As a psychotherapist I draw from an eclectic combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Modality and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Within the structure and privacy of the therapeutic environment, I am committed to engaging in a collaborative, holistic therapy process in which you can achieve balance, contentment and ultimately, healing. Together we will cultivate coping strategies that foster insight and change, thereby creating emotional and physical well-being.
(973) 281-4233 View (973) 281-4233
Photo of Beth Paget Turkel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Beth Paget Turkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
"Taking small steps for big changes" I believe that change comes from desire for a new beginning. To help you get there, I provide a warm, direct and interactive therapeutic environment that honors a commitment to understanding and building trust. Let me help you find the necessary tools to work with on your journey.
"Taking small steps for big changes" I believe that change comes from desire for a new beginning. To help you get there, I provide a warm, direct and interactive therapeutic environment that honors a commitment to understanding and building trust. Let me help you find the necessary tools to work with on your journey.
(973) 928-8648 View (973) 928-8648
Photo of Sarah Keir, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Sarah Keir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Sarah and I am so glad you're here. My style in therapy is to meet you where you are and encourage growth at a pace you are open to. It's okay if you are nervous about taking the first step, or if you are a seasoned therapy goer! I work with everyone as an individual to find a treatment plan and method that will best suite where you are today, and adapt and grow to where you will be tomorrow.
Hi! I'm Sarah and I am so glad you're here. My style in therapy is to meet you where you are and encourage growth at a pace you are open to. It's okay if you are nervous about taking the first step, or if you are a seasoned therapy goer! I work with everyone as an individual to find a treatment plan and method that will best suite where you are today, and adapt and grow to where you will be tomorrow.
(201) 552-3303 View (201) 552-3303
Photo of Giovanna Palmiotti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Giovanna Palmiotti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
As a Licensed Social Worker, I am here to help! Life isn't always so easy to manage, but that does not mean you have to navigate it alone. Let's work together to identify challenges you've experienced, your feelings, and coping skills to help overcome those challenges.
As a Licensed Social Worker, I am here to help! Life isn't always so easy to manage, but that does not mean you have to navigate it alone. Let's work together to identify challenges you've experienced, your feelings, and coping skills to help overcome those challenges.
(973) 922-9612 View (973) 922-9612
Photo of Tedisha Murray, Counselor in Morristown, NJ
Tedisha Murray
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960  (Online Only)
Dynamic and compassionate, with over 10yrs. of dynamic experiences in child/adolescent, couples/marriage therapy, and relationship. Every problem has a solution, and human lives can be changed and transformed with the right help that is tailored to their needs.
Dynamic and compassionate, with over 10yrs. of dynamic experiences in child/adolescent, couples/marriage therapy, and relationship. Every problem has a solution, and human lives can be changed and transformed with the right help that is tailored to their needs.
(973) 946-8914 View (973) 946-8914
Photo of LifePoint Psychotherapy Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
LifePoint Psychotherapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is always client-centered, deisgned to re-connect you with your intrinsic wisdom and recognize your capacity to change. I combine an integrative approach utilizing ancient wisdom traditions with modern therapeutic modalities. By a small shift in awareness, you can end destructive habit patterns and sustain a less stressful, healthier lifestyle. As a student of Dr. Carol Look, Dr. Dan Siegel and Jon-Kabat Zinn, Phd, I utilize EFT ("tapping"), Mindfulness (MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and the patented IN-VIZION process to teach you a skill set you can use at home.
My approach to therapy is always client-centered, deisgned to re-connect you with your intrinsic wisdom and recognize your capacity to change. I combine an integrative approach utilizing ancient wisdom traditions with modern therapeutic modalities. By a small shift in awareness, you can end destructive habit patterns and sustain a less stressful, healthier lifestyle. As a student of Dr. Carol Look, Dr. Dan Siegel and Jon-Kabat Zinn, Phd, I utilize EFT ("tapping"), Mindfulness (MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and the patented IN-VIZION process to teach you a skill set you can use at home.
(973) 310-2202 View (973) 310-2202
Photo of Shams Elbedeiwy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Shams Elbedeiwy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal client is a young adult under the age of 35 who may have difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, adjusting to new circumstances, stress, family strain, relationship issues, and cultural stress.
My ideal client is a young adult under the age of 35 who may have difficulty with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, adjusting to new circumstances, stress, family strain, relationship issues, and cultural stress.
(973) 241-3055 View (973) 241-3055
Photo of Stephanie Saintcyr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Stephanie Saintcyr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you still aren't able to make concrete change in your life? Do you struggle to heal from the past, or a current crisis you need support with? Here are things clients said about working with me: "The number one quality you bring to your practice is kindness...your respect for me has allowed me the space to find respect for myself." "I have gained some real understanding of myself, my own struggles and patterns...this has helped me to let go of behaviors and thoughts that don't work..."
Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you still aren't able to make concrete change in your life? Do you struggle to heal from the past, or a current crisis you need support with? Here are things clients said about working with me: "The number one quality you bring to your practice is kindness...your respect for me has allowed me the space to find respect for myself." "I have gained some real understanding of myself, my own struggles and patterns...this has helped me to let go of behaviors and thoughts that don't work..."
(503) 536-1880 View (503) 536-1880
Photo of Caitlin Northern, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morristown, NJ
Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Photo of Margaret Hynes, Counselor in Morristown, NJ
Margaret Hynes
Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Facing life's challenges takes courage and while there is always a path toward change, we sometimes need support along the way. Counseling can help increase self-awareness leading to healthier choices, effective coping skills and improved communication, elevating overall wellness and life satisfaction. Learning to manage anxiety and depression, coping with grief or trauma, family relationship conflict and recovery from substance abuse are common problems I work on with clients. Together, we can navigate what often seems overwhelming when faced alone.
Facing life's challenges takes courage and while there is always a path toward change, we sometimes need support along the way. Counseling can help increase self-awareness leading to healthier choices, effective coping skills and improved communication, elevating overall wellness and life satisfaction. Learning to manage anxiety and depression, coping with grief or trauma, family relationship conflict and recovery from substance abuse are common problems I work on with clients. Together, we can navigate what often seems overwhelming when faced alone.
(973) 381-1417 View (973) 381-1417

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Morristown, NJ

500+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Morristown, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Morristown, NJ see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morristown?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.