Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Kristin Lyons, Counselor in New York, NY
Kristin Lyons
Counselor, LMHC, EdM, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a time in your life where things are not going the way that you would like, but you are unsure what new direction to take? Have you turned to friends and loved ones and still feel lonely or misunderstood? Wanting to be happier is part of the human condition. Each person is the culmination of a lifetime of experiences and challenges; untangling the meaning and significance requires exploration, patience, and compassion. Psychotherapy is one of the most powerful practices available to create healing and transformation. This doesn't have to be a lonely process.
Are you experiencing a time in your life where things are not going the way that you would like, but you are unsure what new direction to take? Have you turned to friends and loved ones and still feel lonely or misunderstood? Wanting to be happier is part of the human condition. Each person is the culmination of a lifetime of experiences and challenges; untangling the meaning and significance requires exploration, patience, and compassion. Psychotherapy is one of the most powerful practices available to create healing and transformation. This doesn't have to be a lonely process.
(347) 492-1920 View (347) 492-1920
Photo of Dr. Kalli Feldman (Centered Living Psychological Services), Psychologist in New York, NY
Dr. Kalli Feldman (Centered Living Psychological Services)
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in NYC with well over a decade of experience empowering and supporting women through life transitions, losses, and breaking distressing energy draining cycles. Are you struggling in relationships, harshly self-critical, unsure of next steps in building the life you want, a new or seasoned parent and feeling triggered and overwhelmed, or experiencing a recent transition or loss? Our work together will help you better understand yourself and build a life that feels centered, authentic, full and joyful.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in NYC with well over a decade of experience empowering and supporting women through life transitions, losses, and breaking distressing energy draining cycles. Are you struggling in relationships, harshly self-critical, unsure of next steps in building the life you want, a new or seasoned parent and feeling triggered and overwhelmed, or experiencing a recent transition or loss? Our work together will help you better understand yourself and build a life that feels centered, authentic, full and joyful.
(929) 732-7432 View (929) 732-7432
Photo of Nichelle Jones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Nichelle Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
Change can be difficult and often we may feel stuck in a cycle, our comfort zone, but recognizing the need for change is the first step towards fulfilling your goals. Whether the change is to improve your relationships, career, financial circumstance, self-defeating behaviors or how you cope with life stressors and challenges; having someone to assist you with reaching your goals, coping with barriers along the way, better understanding yourself and how you relate to others and living life to your fullest potential is what therapy can offer.
Change can be difficult and often we may feel stuck in a cycle, our comfort zone, but recognizing the need for change is the first step towards fulfilling your goals. Whether the change is to improve your relationships, career, financial circumstance, self-defeating behaviors or how you cope with life stressors and challenges; having someone to assist you with reaching your goals, coping with barriers along the way, better understanding yourself and how you relate to others and living life to your fullest potential is what therapy can offer.
(646) 859-1817 View (646) 859-1817
Photo of Rebecca Korenstein, Counselor in New York, NY
Rebecca Korenstein
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
If you're reading this, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards improving your mental health. Knowing you are in a place where you need to ask for help can be a scary feeling, and I want to commend you for starting this journey towards bettering yourself. Life can bring many unexpected challenges. I believe with the correct tools and mindset, it is possible for a person to overcome anything that comes in their path, no matter how difficult the obstacle may seem.
If you're reading this, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards improving your mental health. Knowing you are in a place where you need to ask for help can be a scary feeling, and I want to commend you for starting this journey towards bettering yourself. Life can bring many unexpected challenges. I believe with the correct tools and mindset, it is possible for a person to overcome anything that comes in their path, no matter how difficult the obstacle may seem.
(929) 930-1915 View (929) 930-1915
Photo of Adam L Benson, Psychologist in New York, NY
Adam L Benson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
I use IMAGO relationship therapy to help me work with you in both individual sessions as well as couple/group/parenting sessions. We all want to create more connected, healthier and loving relationships in our lives and together we can figure out your relationship patterns, the causes of conflict in your relationships, and ways to heal those parts of the self that are more difficult to access. Therapy can be an empowering way to increase flexibility in one's life and to improve well being at home and at work. My goal is to help you increase your flexibility and learn more effective ways to interact with others.
I use IMAGO relationship therapy to help me work with you in both individual sessions as well as couple/group/parenting sessions. We all want to create more connected, healthier and loving relationships in our lives and together we can figure out your relationship patterns, the causes of conflict in your relationships, and ways to heal those parts of the self that are more difficult to access. Therapy can be an empowering way to increase flexibility in one's life and to improve well being at home and at work. My goal is to help you increase your flexibility and learn more effective ways to interact with others.
(646) 430-9813 View (646) 430-9813
Photo of Elisa English, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Elisa English
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
The ideal client seeks help and is willing to commit to healing process. I understand importance of mental/emotional stability in order to embrace life possibilities and achieve optimal wellness. As a teen mother, I witnessed the brutal murder of my child's father. This tragedy should have weakened me mentally to a point of no return. Reversely, the adversity turned into a life experience that propelled my journey toward inner strength and purpose. We all have organic/non-organic circumstances that take us off course. Our responsibility is to work on what we can, one day at a time.
The ideal client seeks help and is willing to commit to healing process. I understand importance of mental/emotional stability in order to embrace life possibilities and achieve optimal wellness. As a teen mother, I witnessed the brutal murder of my child's father. This tragedy should have weakened me mentally to a point of no return. Reversely, the adversity turned into a life experience that propelled my journey toward inner strength and purpose. We all have organic/non-organic circumstances that take us off course. Our responsibility is to work on what we can, one day at a time.
(855) 831-4319 View (855) 831-4319
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Dr. Thomas Ballas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
You may have found yourself caught in a pattern of anxiety, overthinking, and a down mood that has lead you to feel isolated and wanting change in your life. I believe in the power of collaboration and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. We will determine which treatment approach works best for you to reclaim your life and your happiness, whether that is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My personalized approach helps clients feel empowered to make meaningful change in their life.
You may have found yourself caught in a pattern of anxiety, overthinking, and a down mood that has lead you to feel isolated and wanting change in your life. I believe in the power of collaboration and tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. We will determine which treatment approach works best for you to reclaim your life and your happiness, whether that is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My personalized approach helps clients feel empowered to make meaningful change in their life.
(646) 694-1822 View (646) 694-1822
Photo of Green Forest Wellbeing- Rachael Morris, Counselor in New York, NY
Green Forest Wellbeing- Rachael Morris
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-M, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I utilize in my therapy practice a Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Adlerian Style. The style of therapy is based on your personal needs and the identification of your goals. I learn about you, to understand you, including your past, and current life experiences. This is your therapy, and I will strive to give you a positive and rewarding experience. Therapy is a journey, and I will be there with you, not behind, or ahead, but beside you. You will have a non judgmental person, not only hearing you, but listening- leading to a sense of understanding of your needs and goals. Please reach out, for you.
I utilize in my therapy practice a Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Adlerian Style. The style of therapy is based on your personal needs and the identification of your goals. I learn about you, to understand you, including your past, and current life experiences. This is your therapy, and I will strive to give you a positive and rewarding experience. Therapy is a journey, and I will be there with you, not behind, or ahead, but beside you. You will have a non judgmental person, not only hearing you, but listening- leading to a sense of understanding of your needs and goals. Please reach out, for you.
(646) 350-2404 View (646) 350-2404
Photo of Karen Winkler in New York, NY
Karen Winkler
PhD, MS, RN
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Living with chronic illness can feel overwhelming at times, whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been managing your illness for years. As a nurse-psychotherapist, I understand the loneliness, fear, anger, shame, and vulnerability that may surface, often at unexpected moments. Yet managing life with chronic illness also presents tremendous opportunities for growth and insight, creativity and humor. Attention to the emotional aspects of illness and the body can lead in therapy to discovering new ways of caring for one's self, of moving through the world with more agency and joy, of being more genuinely, fully, with others.
Living with chronic illness can feel overwhelming at times, whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been managing your illness for years. As a nurse-psychotherapist, I understand the loneliness, fear, anger, shame, and vulnerability that may surface, often at unexpected moments. Yet managing life with chronic illness also presents tremendous opportunities for growth and insight, creativity and humor. Attention to the emotional aspects of illness and the body can lead in therapy to discovering new ways of caring for one's self, of moving through the world with more agency and joy, of being more genuinely, fully, with others.
(646) 600-8047 View (646) 600-8047
Photo of Lily Claire Nussbaum, Counselor in New York, NY
Lily Claire Nussbaum
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to get to know themselves better. Do you struggle with communication in your romantic, sexual, work or family relationships? Are you curious about that hair-trigger emotional response you’ve always had but never understood? Are you grappling with feelings of grief, anger, anxiety, sadness, or experiencing a major life transition? As your therapist, I plan to help you approach your emotions with increased awareness and control. Our sessions will always be open, exploratory conversations, a safe space to be curious about your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You set the pace; I'll keep up.
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to get to know themselves better. Do you struggle with communication in your romantic, sexual, work or family relationships? Are you curious about that hair-trigger emotional response you’ve always had but never understood? Are you grappling with feelings of grief, anger, anxiety, sadness, or experiencing a major life transition? As your therapist, I plan to help you approach your emotions with increased awareness and control. Our sessions will always be open, exploratory conversations, a safe space to be curious about your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You set the pace; I'll keep up.
(332) 877-9429 View (332) 877-9429
Photo of Wendy Pinder, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
Wendy Pinder
Mental Health Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10105  (Online Only)
Life can indeed be challenging, and it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. It might seem like you've lost your sense of stability and focus. I'm here to assist you in rediscovering your path with compassion, humor, and understanding. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space both online and in-person for you to discover new ways to heal.
Life can indeed be challenging, and it's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. It might seem like you've lost your sense of stability and focus. I'm here to assist you in rediscovering your path with compassion, humor, and understanding. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space both online and in-person for you to discover new ways to heal.
(914) 228-6172 x1 View (914) 228-6172 x1
Photo of Keven Duffy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Keven Duffy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
When coming to a therapist for help, you are sometimes clear on your conflict/issue. But at other times, it's more a vague feeling of unease - that your life isn't going as it should. My empathic and attuned psychoanalytic approach is geared towards either person. Some of areas of expertise are anxiety, identity, depression, interpersonal issues and narcissism - including adult children of narcissists. I am very open, non-judgmental, and inquiry-based. I'm here to help you find a solution. The goal is to find a more meaningful and satisfying way of living.
When coming to a therapist for help, you are sometimes clear on your conflict/issue. But at other times, it's more a vague feeling of unease - that your life isn't going as it should. My empathic and attuned psychoanalytic approach is geared towards either person. Some of areas of expertise are anxiety, identity, depression, interpersonal issues and narcissism - including adult children of narcissists. I am very open, non-judgmental, and inquiry-based. I'm here to help you find a solution. The goal is to find a more meaningful and satisfying way of living.
(917) 809-5519 View (917) 809-5519
Photo of Kenneth A Frank, Psychologist in New York, NY
Kenneth A Frank
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
First, I invite you to learn more about me and my work by visiting my website. If you think we may be a match, we can arrange a complimentary 15-minute consultation. I offer this because I believe entering psychotherapy can be one of the most important, life-altering decisions you ever make. Your decision to go into therapy probably was not easy, and the choice of a therapist deserves even greater consideration. You must, in addition to evaluating a therapist’s training and experience, find the right person. Success depends on a good “match” requiring empathy, trust, safety, and respect, sometimes spiced with humor and playfulness.
First, I invite you to learn more about me and my work by visiting my website. If you think we may be a match, we can arrange a complimentary 15-minute consultation. I offer this because I believe entering psychotherapy can be one of the most important, life-altering decisions you ever make. Your decision to go into therapy probably was not easy, and the choice of a therapist deserves even greater consideration. You must, in addition to evaluating a therapist’s training and experience, find the right person. Success depends on a good “match” requiring empathy, trust, safety, and respect, sometimes spiced with humor and playfulness.
(646) 651-4354 View (646) 651-4354
Photo of Anna Velychko, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Anna Velychko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, SEP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Do you hear your inner critic telling you, “I am not good enough,” “I am not worth it?” Does it feel overwhelming to experience uncertainty in everyday life and relationships? My work is grounded in the desire to help you create the most crucial relationship in your life – your relationship with yourself. I base my work on exploring the thoughts and feelings associated with the self. I provide warmth and support to people who are working through identity confusion or loss, gender and sexual identity exploration, grief and mourning, anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.
Do you hear your inner critic telling you, “I am not good enough,” “I am not worth it?” Does it feel overwhelming to experience uncertainty in everyday life and relationships? My work is grounded in the desire to help you create the most crucial relationship in your life – your relationship with yourself. I base my work on exploring the thoughts and feelings associated with the self. I provide warmth and support to people who are working through identity confusion or loss, gender and sexual identity exploration, grief and mourning, anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.
(862) 294-4101 View (862) 294-4101
Photo of Camilla Yu, Counselor in New York, NY
Camilla Yu
Counselor, MSc, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with intimate relationships or relationships with family, friends, or coworkers? Have you been wrestling to move beyond past traumatic experiences? Do you feel like despite your best effort, you can't seem to act on your true intentions and end up feeling trapped in defeat and self-doubt?
Are you struggling with intimate relationships or relationships with family, friends, or coworkers? Have you been wrestling to move beyond past traumatic experiences? Do you feel like despite your best effort, you can't seem to act on your true intentions and end up feeling trapped in defeat and self-doubt?
(646) 681-4263 View (646) 681-4263
Photo of Teresa A Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Teresa A Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10009  (Online Only)
I am a Christian counselor offering a practical, goal-oriented approach to therapy. I provide support to children, teens, young adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults, students and working professionals, couples, families, and parents.
I am a Christian counselor offering a practical, goal-oriented approach to therapy. I provide support to children, teens, young adults, middle-aged adults, and older adults, students and working professionals, couples, families, and parents.
(347) 450-5542 View (347) 450-5542
Photo of Jarely Galeas, Counselor in New York, NY
Jarely Galeas
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
My counseling style is warm, caring, and interactive. I create a safe, stigma-free environment where all clients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. I work to form a treatment plan in coordination with the client so that we can have the most successful counseling relationship possible.
My counseling style is warm, caring, and interactive. I create a safe, stigma-free environment where all clients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. I work to form a treatment plan in coordination with the client so that we can have the most successful counseling relationship possible.
(646) 760-7720 View (646) 760-7720
Photo of Jason Buening - Sequoia Therapy, Psychologist in New York, NY
Jason Buening - Sequoia Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, MFA
Not Verified Not Verified
New York, NY 10025
Are you going through a life change, feeling anxious, or suffering from low self-esteem? Are you a parent under emotional strain or navigating a child's challenging behavior? Is your experience complicated by gender, race, cultural, sexual or religious identity? Whether you are new to therapy or disliked past providers, I can help. Opening up about your thoughts and feelings can be terrifying, or shame inducing. With the right connection, trust and pacing, momentum shifts from avoidance to confident engagement. By integrating evidence-based and psychodynamic techniques, I offer a more holistic, authentic approach to treatment.
Are you going through a life change, feeling anxious, or suffering from low self-esteem? Are you a parent under emotional strain or navigating a child's challenging behavior? Is your experience complicated by gender, race, cultural, sexual or religious identity? Whether you are new to therapy or disliked past providers, I can help. Opening up about your thoughts and feelings can be terrifying, or shame inducing. With the right connection, trust and pacing, momentum shifts from avoidance to confident engagement. By integrating evidence-based and psychodynamic techniques, I offer a more holistic, authentic approach to treatment.
(347) 621-6791 View (347) 621-6791
Photo of Roslyn Stevenson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Roslyn Stevenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018  (Online Only)
Roslyn has over 25 years of post- graduate work experience and professional commitment to the overall wellness of her clients with a specific interest in the MH needs of people of color and members of disenfranchised communities in our society. She has clinical experience working with clients across a variety of treatment settings—family court; group homes; a college counseling center; substance abuse treatment program; inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities and jails.
Roslyn has over 25 years of post- graduate work experience and professional commitment to the overall wellness of her clients with a specific interest in the MH needs of people of color and members of disenfranchised communities in our society. She has clinical experience working with clients across a variety of treatment settings—family court; group homes; a college counseling center; substance abuse treatment program; inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities and jails.
(929) 203-9921 View (929) 203-9921
Photo of Katherine Lee, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Katherine Lee, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I have been working in private practice for the last ten years. A common type of client I see is someone who did quite well academically as a student and faces challenges when it comes to the more nebulous and messy arenas of adult life, particularly in careers and relationships. Oftentimes, the questions and choices one faces with no clear roadmap can feel overwhelming and isolating. I specialize in areas such as dating, attachment issues, polyamory, struggling with a break-up/divorce, infidelity, boundary setting with loved ones, job stress and confusion around career path, sexual identity, and generalized anxiety and depression.
I have been working in private practice for the last ten years. A common type of client I see is someone who did quite well academically as a student and faces challenges when it comes to the more nebulous and messy arenas of adult life, particularly in careers and relationships. Oftentimes, the questions and choices one faces with no clear roadmap can feel overwhelming and isolating. I specialize in areas such as dating, attachment issues, polyamory, struggling with a break-up/divorce, infidelity, boundary setting with loved ones, job stress and confusion around career path, sexual identity, and generalized anxiety and depression.
(347) 830-7088 View (347) 830-7088

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.