Therapists in Beacon, NY

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Nada Khodlová
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
I have worked in the human services field for the last 30 years in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/ community-based programs. Trained as a Dance/Movement Psychotherapist I utilize movement and body-based awareness practices to encompass the whole self in the therapeutic process. I have worked with a range of mental health conditions from acute psychosis to mild mood disorders. I have worked with a range of populations but specialize in working with women, pre/adolescent and adolescent girls, and children.
I have worked in the human services field for the last 30 years in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/ community-based programs. Trained as a Dance/Movement Psychotherapist I utilize movement and body-based awareness practices to encompass the whole self in the therapeutic process. I have worked with a range of mental health conditions from acute psychosis to mild mood disorders. I have worked with a range of populations but specialize in working with women, pre/adolescent and adolescent girls, and children.
(646) 760-1562 View (646) 760-1562
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Lisa Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, SEP
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Life is a journey that includes pain and joy.....and everything in between. The Journey can be difficult and, at times, we can forget that joy is a possibility. We can feel overwhelmed, in pain, stuck, lost or confused. If this is how you are feeling, it is a good time to talk to a therapist. When feeling this vulnerable, the idea of opening up to someone new can be daunting. It is important to know you will be heard and responded to by someone who can create an environment of acceptance and compassion as well as understand all of the multifaceted aspects of your experience.
Life is a journey that includes pain and joy.....and everything in between. The Journey can be difficult and, at times, we can forget that joy is a possibility. We can feel overwhelmed, in pain, stuck, lost or confused. If this is how you are feeling, it is a good time to talk to a therapist. When feeling this vulnerable, the idea of opening up to someone new can be daunting. It is important to know you will be heard and responded to by someone who can create an environment of acceptance and compassion as well as understand all of the multifaceted aspects of your experience.
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Jessica M Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I believe the true pillars of continued success and growth are based on intention and relationships. If you're having trouble finding your "Why"? I am here to inspire simple changes that are a transformative guide on your journey to renewed health, restored relationships and a greater joy for living. The transition from "stuck" to "moving" is my passion. There is a powerful reciprocity between the mind and body connection. To meet each clients' unique needs, I enjoy using walks and hikes as a way to engage and communicate, and I always make humor and comfortability a priority. You are in control of the progress we make together.
I believe the true pillars of continued success and growth are based on intention and relationships. If you're having trouble finding your "Why"? I am here to inspire simple changes that are a transformative guide on your journey to renewed health, restored relationships and a greater joy for living. The transition from "stuck" to "moving" is my passion. There is a powerful reciprocity between the mind and body connection. To meet each clients' unique needs, I enjoy using walks and hikes as a way to engage and communicate, and I always make humor and comfortability a priority. You are in control of the progress we make together.
(914) 752-2365 View (914) 752-2365
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Judy M Scarpelli
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
We all face common struggles of loneliness, depression, sadness, anxiety, conflict in relationships and stress related to work and finances, among others. After years of treating children, adults, couples and families as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that by embracing and exploring our struggles we can use the power of our wisdom to find solutions, enhance our growth, access our potential, and experience contentment and joy in our lives. I provide individual therapy and couple's therapy to those wanting to discover solutions to specific problems, but also, those seeking greater satisfaction and contentment in their lives.
We all face common struggles of loneliness, depression, sadness, anxiety, conflict in relationships and stress related to work and finances, among others. After years of treating children, adults, couples and families as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that by embracing and exploring our struggles we can use the power of our wisdom to find solutions, enhance our growth, access our potential, and experience contentment and joy in our lives. I provide individual therapy and couple's therapy to those wanting to discover solutions to specific problems, but also, those seeking greater satisfaction and contentment in their lives.
(845) 253-4950 View (845) 253-4950
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Karen S. Lippitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you have struggled with making sense of your childhood and you have reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward. I’m here to support you. My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. I want you to feel you can share what feels impossible, and perhaps what has weighed you down for so long time. I work with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma and are ready to reach out for support.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you have struggled with making sense of your childhood and you have reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward. I’m here to support you. My approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. I want you to feel you can share what feels impossible, and perhaps what has weighed you down for so long time. I work with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma and are ready to reach out for support.
(347) 836-5638 View (347) 836-5638
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Berck Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where my clients can explore their work, relationship and life challenges with a thoughtful and empathic therapist. I listen carefully and am skilled in helping my clients make sense of their current situations, and environmental, cultural, interpersonal and emotional experiences they bring to me.
My goal is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where my clients can explore their work, relationship and life challenges with a thoughtful and empathic therapist. I listen carefully and am skilled in helping my clients make sense of their current situations, and environmental, cultural, interpersonal and emotional experiences they bring to me.
(845) 652-5557 View (845) 652-5557
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Anne B Thompson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Hello! I have been in practice for over 35 years, working with children, families and adults. I am a warm and interactive therapist who works closely with families and schools. With a strong base in psychodynamic training, I also use a variety of therapeutic techniques to address feelings, behaviors and relationships. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, developmental disorders and trauma. I am currently based in the Hudson Valley, NY with active licenses in NY and DC.
Hello! I have been in practice for over 35 years, working with children, families and adults. I am a warm and interactive therapist who works closely with families and schools. With a strong base in psychodynamic training, I also use a variety of therapeutic techniques to address feelings, behaviors and relationships. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, developmental disorders and trauma. I am currently based in the Hudson Valley, NY with active licenses in NY and DC.
(845) 245-6405 View (845) 245-6405
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Nicolette M. Dakin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with millennials, people in creative or non-traditional careers, and the LGBTQ+ community. Clients often come to me because they realize they've gotten stuck somewhere along the way. Often clients are ready for change but need support figuring out where to begin. We work together to build a relationship grounded in trust and authenticity, so you can feel safe to explore and experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and others.
I specialize in working with millennials, people in creative or non-traditional careers, and the LGBTQ+ community. Clients often come to me because they realize they've gotten stuck somewhere along the way. Often clients are ready for change but need support figuring out where to begin. We work together to build a relationship grounded in trust and authenticity, so you can feel safe to explore and experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and others.
(845) 581-8572 View (845) 581-8572
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Mary Farkas
LCAT, MA, RDT, CDP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
You’re so tired. And you’re tired of saying you’re tired. Especially after these exhausting COVID years. It’s so hard to turn your mind off from your worries and your endless to-do list. You’re overwhelmed, wondering when things will get easier. You provide so much care to others, but you get lost in the shuffle. Your temper flares easily. So much has changed in your life, and you wonder if you will feel like yourself again. Care work is incredibly hard and often invisible, and caring for yourself in the midst of that is even harder.
You’re so tired. And you’re tired of saying you’re tired. Especially after these exhausting COVID years. It’s so hard to turn your mind off from your worries and your endless to-do list. You’re overwhelmed, wondering when things will get easier. You provide so much care to others, but you get lost in the shuffle. Your temper flares easily. So much has changed in your life, and you wonder if you will feel like yourself again. Care work is incredibly hard and often invisible, and caring for yourself in the midst of that is even harder.
(845) 202-4312 View (845) 202-4312
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Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
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(845) 713-8843 View (845) 713-8843
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Elizabeth Greaney
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
We can’t be fully in the present for ourselves or others when we have unprocessed emotions from our past. Do you want to release the past, embrace the present, and unlock your potential? I am a bi-lingual, licensed social worker (LMSW) and trained professional astrologer, who is deeply committed to guiding individuals to greater personal alignment and meaningful growth. I apply an integrative and spiritual approach to counseling, prioritizing the mind-body-soul connection. Working collaboratively with my clients, I help people process and release stuck emotional and behavioral patterns.
We can’t be fully in the present for ourselves or others when we have unprocessed emotions from our past. Do you want to release the past, embrace the present, and unlock your potential? I am a bi-lingual, licensed social worker (LMSW) and trained professional astrologer, who is deeply committed to guiding individuals to greater personal alignment and meaningful growth. I apply an integrative and spiritual approach to counseling, prioritizing the mind-body-soul connection. Working collaboratively with my clients, I help people process and release stuck emotional and behavioral patterns.
(845) 609-1897 View (845) 609-1897
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Theresa Rivera
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR, LCAT
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do you long for a sense of wellbeing and control over your thoughts and emotions? It's time to break free from the chains that bind you and discover a path to inner peace. Theresa understands the profound connection between the body and mind, and she is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery. You will not only find relief from your struggles but also gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Say goodbye to the darkness that has consumed you for far too long and embrace a brighter future!
Are you tired of feeling trapped in a cycle of anxiety, depression, or addiction? Do you long for a sense of wellbeing and control over your thoughts and emotions? It's time to break free from the chains that bind you and discover a path to inner peace. Theresa understands the profound connection between the body and mind, and she is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery. You will not only find relief from your struggles but also gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Say goodbye to the darkness that has consumed you for far too long and embrace a brighter future!
(845) 606-4990 View (845) 606-4990
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Suzanne Bouchard
Counselor, LMHC, HC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I am a licensed therapist working with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of life issues. My approach to treatment is eclectic. I have been trained in both short or long term treatment modalities depending on your needs.
I am a licensed therapist working with clients who are struggling with a wide variety of life issues. My approach to treatment is eclectic. I have been trained in both short or long term treatment modalities depending on your needs.
(845) 206-9793 View (845) 206-9793
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Anna Coppola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
My name is Anna, and I am a therapist specializing in PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and the more general impacts of trauma in the many ways it shows up. I work with those that are struggling to meet their goals or find peace due to past struggles, attachment injuries, dysfunctional relationships, and related moods including anxiety or depression. I've been trained in EMDR, CPT for PTSD and Attachment Theory based couples therapy. I also completed some training in DBT, which helps those struggling with intense emotions and tumultuous personal relationships.
My name is Anna, and I am a therapist specializing in PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and the more general impacts of trauma in the many ways it shows up. I work with those that are struggling to meet their goals or find peace due to past struggles, attachment injuries, dysfunctional relationships, and related moods including anxiety or depression. I've been trained in EMDR, CPT for PTSD and Attachment Theory based couples therapy. I also completed some training in DBT, which helps those struggling with intense emotions and tumultuous personal relationships.
(646) 681-6286 View (646) 681-6286
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Isabelle Christman-Cohen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at IMPACT - Psychological Services, a group of doctoral-level psychologists who provide high-quality mental health care to children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. My clinical work is holistic and trauma-informed, integrating necessary biological, cultural, systemic, and environmental factors influencing emotional distress. My approach to care is warm, collaborative, and nurturing. I specialize in issues related to trauma, grief, depression, and interpersonal/family conflict.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at IMPACT - Psychological Services, a group of doctoral-level psychologists who provide high-quality mental health care to children, adolescents, adults, parents, and families. My clinical work is holistic and trauma-informed, integrating necessary biological, cultural, systemic, and environmental factors influencing emotional distress. My approach to care is warm, collaborative, and nurturing. I specialize in issues related to trauma, grief, depression, and interpersonal/family conflict.
(845) 251-3280 View (845) 251-3280
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Sophia Ferranti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
My goal is to help support and guide you through identifying and managing areas of life that may feel incomplete, problematic or out of sorts. Many of us have thoughts, beliefs or behaviors that prevent us from living the peaceful & joy-filled life we deserve. Trauma, early life experiences and/or life challenges/transitions can leave us feeling hopeless, alone and triggered.
My goal is to help support and guide you through identifying and managing areas of life that may feel incomplete, problematic or out of sorts. Many of us have thoughts, beliefs or behaviors that prevent us from living the peaceful & joy-filled life we deserve. Trauma, early life experiences and/or life challenges/transitions can leave us feeling hopeless, alone and triggered.
(845) 712-4394 View (845) 712-4394
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Jennifer Han Kufner
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
Utilizing elements of psychoanalytic and relational theories, CBT, and narrative therapy in my practice, I will work with you to overcome the challenges that are holding you back. My multicultural approach reflects my passion for serving clients of marginalized groups. As a woman of dual-cultural background and a fierce advocate for social justice, I have a deep understanding of issues experienced by different cultures and ethnicities, as they intersect with gender, identity, race, religion, sexuality, disability, and socioeconomic status.
Utilizing elements of psychoanalytic and relational theories, CBT, and narrative therapy in my practice, I will work with you to overcome the challenges that are holding you back. My multicultural approach reflects my passion for serving clients of marginalized groups. As a woman of dual-cultural background and a fierce advocate for social justice, I have a deep understanding of issues experienced by different cultures and ethnicities, as they intersect with gender, identity, race, religion, sexuality, disability, and socioeconomic status.
(845) 516-6585 View (845) 516-6585
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Lisa Papantoniou
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
If you are looking for a holistic and empowering approach to therapy, Creative Arts Therapy may be the perfect fit for you. Our person-centered approach combines artistic expression and talk therapy techniques to help individuals cultivate self-awareness, foster emotional well-being, and facilitate personal growth. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or going through a life transition, our practice provides as a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences through creative expression. Let us help you on your journey of self discovery and transformation.
If you are looking for a holistic and empowering approach to therapy, Creative Arts Therapy may be the perfect fit for you. Our person-centered approach combines artistic expression and talk therapy techniques to help individuals cultivate self-awareness, foster emotional well-being, and facilitate personal growth. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or going through a life transition, our practice provides as a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences through creative expression. Let us help you on your journey of self discovery and transformation.
(845) 523-6582 View (845) 523-6582
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Alexandra Sallese Devin
Art Therapist, LCAT, RDT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
Does anxiety, stress, and/or depression have you longing for positive change and reconnection to the world? I am a licensed psychotherapist helping adults find balance and direction in their personal and professional lives. I will guide your discovery of yourself, helping you to blossom into a more fulfilled human being. Most of my current patients and clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, poor body image, difficult relationships, or past trauma. We can work towards goals of healthy relationships, personal growth, job changes, parenthood, and overall life satisfaction. Together, we journey towards mental health and wellness.
Does anxiety, stress, and/or depression have you longing for positive change and reconnection to the world? I am a licensed psychotherapist helping adults find balance and direction in their personal and professional lives. I will guide your discovery of yourself, helping you to blossom into a more fulfilled human being. Most of my current patients and clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, poor body image, difficult relationships, or past trauma. We can work towards goals of healthy relationships, personal growth, job changes, parenthood, and overall life satisfaction. Together, we journey towards mental health and wellness.
(347) 647-9653 View (347) 647-9653
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Alana Jaeck
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
You feel like you’re settling for a life that’s not really yours. There is a stuck feeling that you carry with you, forcing you to wonder if this is just how things are always going to be. You look at your life and think you should be happy, satisfied, and dealing with whatever comes your way with more ease and gratitude but instead you feel lost. Even if you don’t know exactly what is wrong, you know something needs to change. Whether you’re going through a major transition, have lost someone or something in your life, or are realizing that your circumstances need to shift, you want to move forward. You're ready to get unstuck.
You feel like you’re settling for a life that’s not really yours. There is a stuck feeling that you carry with you, forcing you to wonder if this is just how things are always going to be. You look at your life and think you should be happy, satisfied, and dealing with whatever comes your way with more ease and gratitude but instead you feel lost. Even if you don’t know exactly what is wrong, you know something needs to change. Whether you’re going through a major transition, have lost someone or something in your life, or are realizing that your circumstances need to shift, you want to move forward. You're ready to get unstuck.
(206) 203-2582 View (206) 203-2582

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Beacon, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Beacon, NY who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Oxford

How Therapists in Beacon, NY see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beacon?

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.