Therapists in Grandview Heights, OH

Photo of Jade Flowers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Grandview Heights, OH
Jade Flowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
(380) 204-9049 View (380) 204-9049
Photo of Brianna Sheridan, Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Brianna Sheridan
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Brianna Sheridan is a Licensed Professional Certified Counselor who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, career preparation, general adjustment and stress-related disorders, life changes and occupational issues, women's issues, and family therapy. She finds creative ways to assist clients in finding solutions, methods, or interventions for desired change. Brianna is a life-long learner who enjoys researching the newest treatments and ways to improve counseling practice, as well as presenting at conferences around the country on wellness topics.
Brianna Sheridan is a Licensed Professional Certified Counselor who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, career preparation, general adjustment and stress-related disorders, life changes and occupational issues, women's issues, and family therapy. She finds creative ways to assist clients in finding solutions, methods, or interventions for desired change. Brianna is a life-long learner who enjoys researching the newest treatments and ways to improve counseling practice, as well as presenting at conferences around the country on wellness topics.
(614) 412-4108 View (614) 412-4108
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Emily Getschman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor through the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board. I have over 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (including the school setting and psychiatric hospital setting). I work with children and adolescents ages 10-21 and treat a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting challenges, school concerns and mood disorders. Whatever the presenting problem, I place a strong emphasis on family focused treatment and use a collaborative approach to every client.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor through the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board. I have over 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (including the school setting and psychiatric hospital setting). I work with children and adolescents ages 10-21 and treat a range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting challenges, school concerns and mood disorders. Whatever the presenting problem, I place a strong emphasis on family focused treatment and use a collaborative approach to every client.
(614) 858-8395 View (614) 858-8395
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Alex Beekman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
(614) 532-4776 View (614) 532-4776
Photo of Stephanie Jefferson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Stephanie Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Have you recently lost a loved one? Moved away from family or lost a job? Graduated and felt unsure what to do next? Did a relationship end that left you feeling heartbroken? Have you lost motivation to get tasks done and spend time with friends? I can help you process your loss, learn coping skills, understand why you feel the way you feel, and most importantly, adjust to your new normal.
Have you recently lost a loved one? Moved away from family or lost a job? Graduated and felt unsure what to do next? Did a relationship end that left you feeling heartbroken? Have you lost motivation to get tasks done and spend time with friends? I can help you process your loss, learn coping skills, understand why you feel the way you feel, and most importantly, adjust to your new normal.
(614) 666-6822 View (614) 666-6822
Photo of Melaney Thurman, Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Melaney Thurman
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
I am a clinical counselor that works with clients that are struggling with various concerns, symptoms and diagnosis, but my unique focus areas are Eating Disorders (restrictive types), OCD and anxiety disorders. This overall often includes, but is not limited to clients with personalities that are anxious in nature, Type A, or over-controlled. These can be challenging personalities, because individuals are often seen as thriving, but underneath they're struggling with subjects such as perfection, difficulty with change, feeling overwhelmed or other just to keep up. We'll work together to break the unknown habits to improve your life
I am a clinical counselor that works with clients that are struggling with various concerns, symptoms and diagnosis, but my unique focus areas are Eating Disorders (restrictive types), OCD and anxiety disorders. This overall often includes, but is not limited to clients with personalities that are anxious in nature, Type A, or over-controlled. These can be challenging personalities, because individuals are often seen as thriving, but underneath they're struggling with subjects such as perfection, difficulty with change, feeling overwhelmed or other just to keep up. We'll work together to break the unknown habits to improve your life
(614) 389-9530 View (614) 389-9530

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Jamye Cruse
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Jamye Cruse, a psychologist practicing in Ohio. With a Ph.D. in Psychology, I specialize in providing compassionate care and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and nurturing environment where you can feel truly heard and understood. My approach is collaborative and personalized.
Hello, I'm Dr. Jamye Cruse, a psychologist practicing in Ohio. With a Ph.D. in Psychology, I specialize in providing compassionate care and evidence-based treatment for a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe and nurturing environment where you can feel truly heard and understood. My approach is collaborative and personalized.
(440) 291-5924 View (440) 291-5924
Photo of Tim Graham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Tim Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHWC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Specializing in behavioral lifestyle change for emerging adults, parents... and just about everyone else. With over 20 years of professional wellness service in higher education, I have supported students through academic, athletic, behavioral, career, cognitive, emotional, physical, and social wellness.
Specializing in behavioral lifestyle change for emerging adults, parents... and just about everyone else. With over 20 years of professional wellness service in higher education, I have supported students through academic, athletic, behavioral, career, cognitive, emotional, physical, and social wellness.
(614) 591-8528 View (614) 591-8528
Photo of Joel Sutton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Joel Sutton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
I'm Dr. Joel Sutton, Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. I am born, bred and educated in Ohio.
I'm Dr. Joel Sutton, Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. I am born, bred and educated in Ohio.
(380) 210-0667 View (380) 210-0667
Photo of Stephanie Hales, Licensed Social Worker in Grandview Heights, OH
Stephanie Hales
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
Are you are hoping to find a place where you can learn to build a stronger connection with yourself and others? Wherever you are in your recovery or therapy journey, I’m here to listen to and support you while helping build understanding of your goals. I support the autonomy of my clients and their expertise on what is best for them. I work with people with eating disorders, disordered eating, or finding acceptance in their body, whether they are new to exploring these issues or have struggled for years. I also specialize in managing anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, family trauma, or identity issues.
Are you are hoping to find a place where you can learn to build a stronger connection with yourself and others? Wherever you are in your recovery or therapy journey, I’m here to listen to and support you while helping build understanding of your goals. I support the autonomy of my clients and their expertise on what is best for them. I work with people with eating disorders, disordered eating, or finding acceptance in their body, whether they are new to exploring these issues or have struggled for years. I also specialize in managing anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, family trauma, or identity issues.
(614) 714-4221 View (614) 714-4221
Photo of Jennifer Gobel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Jennifer Gobel
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Jennifer (Jen) Gobel. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) practicing virtually via teletherapy in Ohio. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have worked in a variety of settings since becoming a counselor and have found my niche in private practice. I have worked with individuals ranging in ages from 5 to 65+ with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, and much more. I have enjoyed the unique characteristics that each person brings as we are all such interesting individuals.
Hello. My name is Jennifer (Jen) Gobel. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) practicing virtually via teletherapy in Ohio. I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. I have worked in a variety of settings since becoming a counselor and have found my niche in private practice. I have worked with individuals ranging in ages from 5 to 65+ with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, and much more. I have enjoyed the unique characteristics that each person brings as we are all such interesting individuals.
(513) 613-4382 View (513) 613-4382
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Currently Taking A Wait List. Sophia Paparodis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CMF
Verified
Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you open and curious about how to create more ease in your life? Much of our stress, anxiety and depression is the result of our natural reaction to perceived emotional and physical threats. You may have heard fight, flight or freeze responses. We were born with these natural reactions and they helped us survive. Mindfulness based counseling along with cutting edge techniques can help you develop more awareness and with a little practice and a sense of humor you can calm and nurture the too easily frightened part of us. Overtime awareness, practice and brain plasticity can create authentic change within.
Are you open and curious about how to create more ease in your life? Much of our stress, anxiety and depression is the result of our natural reaction to perceived emotional and physical threats. You may have heard fight, flight or freeze responses. We were born with these natural reactions and they helped us survive. Mindfulness based counseling along with cutting edge techniques can help you develop more awareness and with a little practice and a sense of humor you can calm and nurture the too easily frightened part of us. Overtime awareness, practice and brain plasticity can create authentic change within.
(513) 342-6856 View (513) 342-6856
Photo of Karen Nahra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview Heights, OH
Karen Nahra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or just struggling to keep up with work, family and find time to take care of yourself? I'm Karen and I have over 20 years of experience empowering people to overcome obstacles that inhibit growth and fulfillment and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I completed my Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, and this year obtained an MBA from Kent State University. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist as well as a yoga instructor with specialization in trauma sensitive yoga. I enjoy merging therapy and mindfulness to illicit healing and a sense of balance.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or just struggling to keep up with work, family and find time to take care of yourself? I'm Karen and I have over 20 years of experience empowering people to overcome obstacles that inhibit growth and fulfillment and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. I completed my Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, and this year obtained an MBA from Kent State University. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist as well as a yoga instructor with specialization in trauma sensitive yoga. I enjoy merging therapy and mindfulness to illicit healing and a sense of balance.
(513) 916-4075 View (513) 916-4075
Photo of Amber Raffeld, Marriage & Family Therapist in Grandview Heights, OH
Amber Raffeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Whether you are navigating anxiety, challenges in relationships, accumulated stress, past trauma, communication, and attuning to needs of yourself and others, I would be honored to participate in you feeling a greater connection to your experiences, yourself, and with others in relationship. I provide specializations in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, LGBTQIA+, kink positive, accumulated stress, and trauma. I enjoy providing individual, couple, consensual non-monogamy, polycule, family and non-traditional family mental health services.
Whether you are navigating anxiety, challenges in relationships, accumulated stress, past trauma, communication, and attuning to needs of yourself and others, I would be honored to participate in you feeling a greater connection to your experiences, yourself, and with others in relationship. I provide specializations in Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Relational Model, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, LGBTQIA+, kink positive, accumulated stress, and trauma. I enjoy providing individual, couple, consensual non-monogamy, polycule, family and non-traditional family mental health services.
(614) 820-1667 View (614) 820-1667
Photo of Thomas Nemerovsky, Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Thomas Nemerovsky
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, LICDC, ICCS
Verified
Columbus, OH 43210
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated for change and are open to exploring strategies to help them improve their mental health and quality of life. I appreciate individuals engaged in the therapeutic process and sharing their thoughts and feelings openly, allowing for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated for change and are open to exploring strategies to help them improve their mental health and quality of life. I appreciate individuals engaged in the therapeutic process and sharing their thoughts and feelings openly, allowing for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
(380) 333-4526 View (380) 333-4526
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Mitzi Hutchins
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
Are you struggling with motivation and seeming less like "yourself"? Are you recognizing you're easily agitated and having a hard time functioning? Have you recently experienced a life changing event or notice you are feeling sad or despondent? Have you put off establishing care for yourself and feel burnt out? It sounds like now is the time to center your attention on yourself! As a clinically certified trauma professional I am invested in assisting individuals accomplish an improved level of stability and overall life efficacy.
Are you struggling with motivation and seeming less like "yourself"? Are you recognizing you're easily agitated and having a hard time functioning? Have you recently experienced a life changing event or notice you are feeling sad or despondent? Have you put off establishing care for yourself and feel burnt out? It sounds like now is the time to center your attention on yourself! As a clinically certified trauma professional I am invested in assisting individuals accomplish an improved level of stability and overall life efficacy.
(937) 860-2559 View (937) 860-2559
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Steven D Nichols
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
To me, at the core of psychotherapy, is creating a working alliance with the client in a safe, perfection-free, and respectful environment. I help individuals better understand their internal emotional worlds, learn more about why they do the things they do, help them to decide for themselves what changes they would like to make in their lives, and give them guidance and support in how to do so.
To me, at the core of psychotherapy, is creating a working alliance with the client in a safe, perfection-free, and respectful environment. I help individuals better understand their internal emotional worlds, learn more about why they do the things they do, help them to decide for themselves what changes they would like to make in their lives, and give them guidance and support in how to do so.
(513) 312-2203 View (513) 312-2203
Photo of Charity Ritter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview Heights, OH
Charity Ritter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISWS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Tired? Overwhelmed? Falling Apart? Worried God can't use you? Research has shown that ADHD is just as common in adult women as it is in young boys, but most women are misdiagnosed with depression, anxiety, or PMS. Less known characteristics of ADHD are, easily stressed, feeling you will never measure up, struggling to follow through, sleep trouble, relational conflict, emotional dysregulation, trouble remembering the moments in life that really matter, and many others. Maybe you don't have depression/anxiety/PMS. Maybe your brain works in a unique way that will thrive with a few changes to your thinking and your routine.
Tired? Overwhelmed? Falling Apart? Worried God can't use you? Research has shown that ADHD is just as common in adult women as it is in young boys, but most women are misdiagnosed with depression, anxiety, or PMS. Less known characteristics of ADHD are, easily stressed, feeling you will never measure up, struggling to follow through, sleep trouble, relational conflict, emotional dysregulation, trouble remembering the moments in life that really matter, and many others. Maybe you don't have depression/anxiety/PMS. Maybe your brain works in a unique way that will thrive with a few changes to your thinking and your routine.
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Photo of Aimee Rhoden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grandview Heights, OH
Aimee Rhoden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
At times, life and relationships can be complicated, painful, and difficult to navigate leaving you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed,and at times hopeless. You don't have to face these struggles on your own. I provide thoughtful insight and practical tools to help you gain personal, emotional fulfillment and deeper, more meaningful relationships.
At times, life and relationships can be complicated, painful, and difficult to navigate leaving you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed,and at times hopeless. You don't have to face these struggles on your own. I provide thoughtful insight and practical tools to help you gain personal, emotional fulfillment and deeper, more meaningful relationships.
(614) 524-5838 View (614) 524-5838
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Hannah Zoller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
First off, air high five to you for allowing yourself to seek out support! And thank you for considering me to be a part of your healing journey. I am a lesbian therapist whose approach is authentic, accepting, empathetic, patient and humoristic. My main goal is for you to feel confident about who you are and your ability to navigate life's stressors. I will probably ask 879 questions along the way to better understand you and get an idea of the whole picture. However, I want you to feel empowered from the start to say, "OMG Hannah, stop asking so many questions!" Therapy is a collaborative process and your voice matters most.
First off, air high five to you for allowing yourself to seek out support! And thank you for considering me to be a part of your healing journey. I am a lesbian therapist whose approach is authentic, accepting, empathetic, patient and humoristic. My main goal is for you to feel confident about who you are and your ability to navigate life's stressors. I will probably ask 879 questions along the way to better understand you and get an idea of the whole picture. However, I want you to feel empowered from the start to say, "OMG Hannah, stop asking so many questions!" Therapy is a collaborative process and your voice matters most.
(440) 598-5345 View (440) 598-5345

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Grandview Heights, OH

< 10

Therapists in Grandview Heights, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Peer Relationships
100% Life Transitions
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Medical Mutual
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Grandview Heights, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grandview Heights?

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.