Therapists in Hocking County, OH

Photo of Danielle Arnett, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Danielle Arnett
Counselor, MEd, LPC, LSC
Verified
Logan, OH 43138
Waitlist for new clients
My personal mission is to help people realize and use the strengths and resources they possess and learn new tools and more functional ways of thinking to become the best version of themselves. My clients seek counsel for a multitude of reasons including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and anger management. I welcome adults, children, and families. I have a diverse background in the field of wellness and experience in the school setting in career exploration and social-emotional learning.
My personal mission is to help people realize and use the strengths and resources they possess and learn new tools and more functional ways of thinking to become the best version of themselves. My clients seek counsel for a multitude of reasons including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and anger management. I welcome adults, children, and families. I have a diverse background in the field of wellness and experience in the school setting in career exploration and social-emotional learning.
(740) 245-6381 View (740) 245-6381
Photo of Rebecca Faith Rich-Fidler, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Rebecca Faith Rich-Fidler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Logan, OH 43138
Please call me Faith. Having lived and worked in Hocking Co (Ohio), for the better part of 35 years. If you're looking for a comfortable setting, with a calm atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar, and trauma, and working with adults, ages 18 and older. If you're looking for insight, experience, acceptance, unconditional regard, and a healthy dose of wisdom, email or call today. If you need the best in clinical expertise in Hocking Co, look no further. PLEASE note, if you send an email, check your junkmail folder for a reply, as they often land there first.
Please call me Faith. Having lived and worked in Hocking Co (Ohio), for the better part of 35 years. If you're looking for a comfortable setting, with a calm atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. I specialize in anxiety, depression, bipolar, and trauma, and working with adults, ages 18 and older. If you're looking for insight, experience, acceptance, unconditional regard, and a healthy dose of wisdom, email or call today. If you need the best in clinical expertise in Hocking Co, look no further. PLEASE note, if you send an email, check your junkmail folder for a reply, as they often land there first.
(740) 513-3078 View (740) 513-3078
Photo of Luke Sargent, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Luke Sargent
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Logan, OH 43138
New Source Counseling is a unique ministry that provides quality professional counseling founded on Biblical theology and sound psychological principles. I am passionate about providing professional care for others by walking with them through the pain, brokenness, and struggles that life unexpectedly brings. Through the supervised treatment of a variety of presenting problems, I am confident that providing new perspectives in a safe, confidential environment will help you find that life's struggles provide and unexpected path to finding overall joy and healing.
New Source Counseling is a unique ministry that provides quality professional counseling founded on Biblical theology and sound psychological principles. I am passionate about providing professional care for others by walking with them through the pain, brokenness, and struggles that life unexpectedly brings. Through the supervised treatment of a variety of presenting problems, I am confident that providing new perspectives in a safe, confidential environment will help you find that life's struggles provide and unexpected path to finding overall joy and healing.
(800) 323-7174 x10 View (800) 323-7174 x10
Photo of Bradley Hedges, Psychologist in Hocking County, OH
Bradley Hedges
Psychologist, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified
Logan, OH 43138
I have been providing mental health services since 1985 and continue to be excited about helping people meet their potential. In the last 35 years through my various roles I have had the privilege of overseeing the treatment of tens of thousands of clients and helped develop hundreds of therapists using the best, evidenced based approaches to care. These experiences have allowed me to learn what works and doesn’t work in helping people meet their behavioral health needs. My goal is to now provide this knowledge and experience at a personal level to clients who have a strong desire to improve.
I have been providing mental health services since 1985 and continue to be excited about helping people meet their potential. In the last 35 years through my various roles I have had the privilege of overseeing the treatment of tens of thousands of clients and helped develop hundreds of therapists using the best, evidenced based approaches to care. These experiences have allowed me to learn what works and doesn’t work in helping people meet their behavioral health needs. My goal is to now provide this knowledge and experience at a personal level to clients who have a strong desire to improve.
(740) 458-8331 View (740) 458-8331
Photo of Kelsi Amerine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hocking County, OH
Kelsi Amerine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LISW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Logan, OH 43138
Waitlist for new clients
Your own survival tools and grit have carried you to this exact moment. It is time for you to validate your own experience and start the process of unlearning and reparenting yourself. Anxiety, depression, complex trauma, chronic stress, and lack of self worth, are a few examples of impactful conditions that I will hold space for you in order to foster your own healing. You are capable of vulnerability, getting your needs met, and making sustainable change. My ideal client is one that is focused on curiosity and accountability. Let's begin working together to harness your power, develop new skills, and regain control over YOUR life.
Your own survival tools and grit have carried you to this exact moment. It is time for you to validate your own experience and start the process of unlearning and reparenting yourself. Anxiety, depression, complex trauma, chronic stress, and lack of self worth, are a few examples of impactful conditions that I will hold space for you in order to foster your own healing. You are capable of vulnerability, getting your needs met, and making sustainable change. My ideal client is one that is focused on curiosity and accountability. Let's begin working together to harness your power, develop new skills, and regain control over YOUR life.
(234) 230-3056 View (234) 230-3056

Online Therapists

Photo of Matthew Escano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Matthew Escano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified
Pickerington, OH 43147
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
(380) 600-9814 View (380) 600-9814
Photo of Caroline Benzing, Pre-Licensed Professional in Hocking County, OH
Caroline Benzing
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Caroline Benzing is currently a Counselor Trainee through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She is in the process of earning her Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton. In her counseling practice, Caroline has adapted an integrative and holistic approach. Drawing from evidence-based practice such as CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Positive Psychology, Narrative, and Gestalt, she believes in addressing the person as a whole.
Caroline Benzing is currently a Counselor Trainee through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She is in the process of earning her Master's degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton. In her counseling practice, Caroline has adapted an integrative and holistic approach. Drawing from evidence-based practice such as CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Positive Psychology, Narrative, and Gestalt, she believes in addressing the person as a whole.
(380) 210-4872 View (380) 210-4872
Photo of Emily O'Bryan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Emily O'Bryan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MACM
Verified
Worthington, OH 43085
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked extensively with children and adolescent development, school behavior concerns, parental-child conflict, trauma and grief, pastoral care, women’s issues, gender transitioning, depression, anxiety, as well as major life transitions. I enjoy working with a diverse population and helping individuals find creative outlets that encourage confidence and empowerment within themselves.
I have worked extensively with children and adolescent development, school behavior concerns, parental-child conflict, trauma and grief, pastoral care, women’s issues, gender transitioning, depression, anxiety, as well as major life transitions. I enjoy working with a diverse population and helping individuals find creative outlets that encourage confidence and empowerment within themselves.
(614) 825-3976 View (614) 825-3976
Photo of Courtney Wade, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Courtney Wade
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220
I am passionate about helping people tap into and cultivate their innate resilience and strengths. My approach focuses on you as a whole person and the mind-body connection, rather than problems or symptoms, in order to achieve healing and wellness. I believe all people are capable of change and growth with the right tools, and I am honored to be invited on your journey to learning and developing those tools. Through a collaborative relationship, I strive to help you better understand yourself and your world, and to create and maintain balance and peace in your life and in your relationships.
I am passionate about helping people tap into and cultivate their innate resilience and strengths. My approach focuses on you as a whole person and the mind-body connection, rather than problems or symptoms, in order to achieve healing and wellness. I believe all people are capable of change and growth with the right tools, and I am honored to be invited on your journey to learning and developing those tools. Through a collaborative relationship, I strive to help you better understand yourself and your world, and to create and maintain balance and peace in your life and in your relationships.
(614) 681-8982 View (614) 681-8982
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Compass Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckeye Lake, OH 43008
Navigating the journey of life can be challenging. Often the path is fraught with twists and turns as we encounter obstacles we did not anticipate and struggle to overcome. As a therapist, I see my role as someone who will walk beside you as you seek to overcome difficulties and discover the right direction for your life. I am an independently licensed Social Worker who received my MSW from The Ohio State University. I have experience working with diverse late adolescent and adult populations, providing outpatient counseling to individuals and couples, as well as facilitation of a wide range of therapeutic group work.
Navigating the journey of life can be challenging. Often the path is fraught with twists and turns as we encounter obstacles we did not anticipate and struggle to overcome. As a therapist, I see my role as someone who will walk beside you as you seek to overcome difficulties and discover the right direction for your life. I am an independently licensed Social Worker who received my MSW from The Ohio State University. I have experience working with diverse late adolescent and adult populations, providing outpatient counseling to individuals and couples, as well as facilitation of a wide range of therapeutic group work.
(740) 281-1497 View (740) 281-1497
Photo of Kelly Delgado, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Kelly Delgado
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MRC, CRC, LPCC-S, LICDCCS
Verified
Dayton, OH 45414  (Online Only)
Accepting New Telehealth Clients - Evening & Weekend Appointments. I am a seasoned, eclectic professional with 25 years experience in the fields of Mental Health and Addiction. I believe that overall wellness is an attainable experience, but our lives can be impacted by behaviors, symptoms or experiences that hinder our balance and growth. I support an individualized approach, calling upon varying techniques to aid in your success in alleviating these barriers.
Accepting New Telehealth Clients - Evening & Weekend Appointments. I am a seasoned, eclectic professional with 25 years experience in the fields of Mental Health and Addiction. I believe that overall wellness is an attainable experience, but our lives can be impacted by behaviors, symptoms or experiences that hinder our balance and growth. I support an individualized approach, calling upon varying techniques to aid in your success in alleviating these barriers.
(937) 800-4953 View (937) 800-4953
Photo of Melody A Brown, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Melody A Brown
Counselor, MEd, PCC
Verified
Dayton, OH 45429
Struggling to find peace or contentment in your life? You are not alone. So many issues in life can often keep us from the healthier state of mind we all desire. Counseling can help you identify the issues preventing peace and help you learn skills to maintain overall wellness. Therapeutic focus often involves supporting clients through processes of acceptance, healing, change, and decision making. Clients are then equipped to lead healthier, balanced lives even with life's challenges.
Struggling to find peace or contentment in your life? You are not alone. So many issues in life can often keep us from the healthier state of mind we all desire. Counseling can help you identify the issues preventing peace and help you learn skills to maintain overall wellness. Therapeutic focus often involves supporting clients through processes of acceptance, healing, change, and decision making. Clients are then equipped to lead healthier, balanced lives even with life's challenges.
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The Lotus Center LLC, Licensure Supervision OH/KY
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified
Loveland, OH 45140
The lotus flower is a powerful symbol of faith, endurance, and resourcefulness. They are revered because these delicate and beautiful plants grow deep in the murky swamp. The dormant seed lies hidden in the mud until the flower is ready to blossom into view. I believe that each person holds within them the seed of the life that they desire.
The lotus flower is a powerful symbol of faith, endurance, and resourcefulness. They are revered because these delicate and beautiful plants grow deep in the murky swamp. The dormant seed lies hidden in the mud until the flower is ready to blossom into view. I believe that each person holds within them the seed of the life that they desire.
(513) 657-2033 View (513) 657-2033
Photo of Samuel E Balla, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hocking County, OH
Samuel E Balla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSHA, LISW-S, BCD
Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
You never know until you try. - I understand the hurt caused by anxiety, depression, couples' issues and trauma and my approach to therapy is client-centered. I work to find the most-effective treatment for each individual. I accomplish this by seeking feedback from my clients and applying it. Most often, I offer suggestions for actions to take between sessions, with the goal of changing behaviors in order to improve daily functioning. Clients also often experience catharsis in being able to talk about things in session that they otherwise would not have been able to say out loud. I offer an unconditional environment for that.
You never know until you try. - I understand the hurt caused by anxiety, depression, couples' issues and trauma and my approach to therapy is client-centered. I work to find the most-effective treatment for each individual. I accomplish this by seeking feedback from my clients and applying it. Most often, I offer suggestions for actions to take between sessions, with the goal of changing behaviors in order to improve daily functioning. Clients also often experience catharsis in being able to talk about things in session that they otherwise would not have been able to say out loud. I offer an unconditional environment for that.
(614) 666-6304 View (614) 666-6304
Photo of Syd King, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Syd King
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
We all crave connection with others. We thrive when we experience belonging & acceptance, both within our own souls & the hearts of others. When that connection is weakened or damaged through struggles with communication, lack of safety, or fears of rejection, we often resort to strategies aimed at self-protection. While that protection is sacred, I want to help that protector within you learn to trust your Self & follow your lead. You have within you a powerful resource of connection, compassion, & creativity. I seek to assist you in reclaiming your sacred power—your internal capacity to promote healing, resilience, & pleasure.
We all crave connection with others. We thrive when we experience belonging & acceptance, both within our own souls & the hearts of others. When that connection is weakened or damaged through struggles with communication, lack of safety, or fears of rejection, we often resort to strategies aimed at self-protection. While that protection is sacred, I want to help that protector within you learn to trust your Self & follow your lead. You have within you a powerful resource of connection, compassion, & creativity. I seek to assist you in reclaiming your sacred power—your internal capacity to promote healing, resilience, & pleasure.
(614) 407-0597 View (614) 407-0597
Photo of Antoinette Freter, Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Antoinette Freter
Counselor, CT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
Are you a stressed out parent? Perhaps you're a parent of a neurodivergent child, or your child is suffering from mental health challenges. I hear you, and have walked the walk. Parenting a child with these struggles can leave us with anxiety and depression, can make us feel like we don't even know who we are anymore, or like we are just drifting through our lives on autopilot, disconnected and alone. If this sounds familiar, or you are struggling in some other way; in your relationships, at work, at home, I can help.
Are you a stressed out parent? Perhaps you're a parent of a neurodivergent child, or your child is suffering from mental health challenges. I hear you, and have walked the walk. Parenting a child with these struggles can leave us with anxiety and depression, can make us feel like we don't even know who we are anymore, or like we are just drifting through our lives on autopilot, disconnected and alone. If this sounds familiar, or you are struggling in some other way; in your relationships, at work, at home, I can help.
(740) 303-7513 View (740) 303-7513
Photo of Kathy Ortiz, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hocking County, OH
Kathy Ortiz, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW
Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I have 43 years of experience, in both mental health counseling and administrative work. My current practice is focused on assisting adults (ages 19-85) who are struggling with life issues, emotional stress, depression, anxiety and other challenges. The approaches I use are person-centered and motivational, with a focus on achieving the goals of the individual, family or couple. Assisting with skill building and/or identifying new tools can make the difference toward individual happiness and better life contentment.
I have 43 years of experience, in both mental health counseling and administrative work. My current practice is focused on assisting adults (ages 19-85) who are struggling with life issues, emotional stress, depression, anxiety and other challenges. The approaches I use are person-centered and motivational, with a focus on achieving the goals of the individual, family or couple. Assisting with skill building and/or identifying new tools can make the difference toward individual happiness and better life contentment.
(614) 383-9926 View (614) 383-9926
Photo of Alison (Roark) Wible, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hocking County, OH
Alison (Roark) Wible
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
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Photo of Emily Waldren in Hocking County, OH
Emily Waldren
MSW, LISW
Verified
Powell, OH 43065
Collaboration and highlighting your individual strengths are the core foundations of our work together. I believe that the many challenges we face are part of a larger journey that shape us and make meaning in our lives. My goal as your therapist is to hold a safe and confidential space for you to explore the intricacies of your unique journey and promote healing. I feel passionately about supporting clients through personal growth, empowerment, and the process in which they make meaning of their own lives and experiences.
Collaboration and highlighting your individual strengths are the core foundations of our work together. I believe that the many challenges we face are part of a larger journey that shape us and make meaning in our lives. My goal as your therapist is to hold a safe and confidential space for you to explore the intricacies of your unique journey and promote healing. I feel passionately about supporting clients through personal growth, empowerment, and the process in which they make meaning of their own lives and experiences.
(614) 683-2756 View (614) 683-2756
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Erin E. Parsons-Christian
Counselor, PhD, CWC
Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
I believe in developing a unique and trusting relationship with each individual client enabling me to work collaboratively with those involved. I strive to create new experiences for both couples and families during sessions; this is one of the core antidotes to long-term success once therapy is successfully completed. I work with couples to help identify their strengths and areas of growth as it relates to their spousal relationship, as well as their co-parenting relationship, which are central to the assessment and treatment process. This multi-systemic approach to therapy significantly increases success and overarching treatment goals.
I believe in developing a unique and trusting relationship with each individual client enabling me to work collaboratively with those involved. I strive to create new experiences for both couples and families during sessions; this is one of the core antidotes to long-term success once therapy is successfully completed. I work with couples to help identify their strengths and areas of growth as it relates to their spousal relationship, as well as their co-parenting relationship, which are central to the assessment and treatment process. This multi-systemic approach to therapy significantly increases success and overarching treatment goals.
(614) 524-4089 View (614) 524-4089

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hocking County, OH

< 10

Therapists in Hocking County, OH who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress
60% Relationship Issues
60% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Hocking County, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hocking County?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.