Therapists in Milford, OH

Photo of Jeremy J Toras, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Milford, OH
Jeremy J Toras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Hello, I would like to help you see what you have within. It can be tricky to acknowledge all we have and see beyond our current situation when we are suffering, wanting to change, dealing with stress, and all life throws at us. I will meet you where you are at with your journey/recovery/issues, assist you with where you want to go, and who you want to be.
Hello, I would like to help you see what you have within. It can be tricky to acknowledge all we have and see beyond our current situation when we are suffering, wanting to change, dealing with stress, and all life throws at us. I will meet you where you are at with your journey/recovery/issues, assist you with where you want to go, and who you want to be.
(513) 643-1912 View (513) 643-1912
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Dr. Lawrence (Larry) R. Taylor
Pastoral Counselor, Lawrence Taylor, MDiv, PhD
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck spiritually? Emotionally? Let's get you out of the muck and into a life of freedom, peace, & wellbeing. I'm an experienced life coach, spiritual director, pastor, and chaplain, and I care deeply about people's spiritual wellbeing. I'm not a licensed psychologist or therapist. I don't diagnose or treat mental illness. I'm here to walk with you into a deeper, richer spirituality regardless of your background or beliefs.
Feeling stuck spiritually? Emotionally? Let's get you out of the muck and into a life of freedom, peace, & wellbeing. I'm an experienced life coach, spiritual director, pastor, and chaplain, and I care deeply about people's spiritual wellbeing. I'm not a licensed psychologist or therapist. I don't diagnose or treat mental illness. I'm here to walk with you into a deeper, richer spirituality regardless of your background or beliefs.
(513) 540-2764 View (513) 540-2764
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Matthew 'Harv' Stricklin Jr
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MDiv, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Relationships are the clients I am most passionate about working with. I thrive on facilitating healing and growth in the sacred space between two people, that special connection that can be so energizing and vital. I have discovered the joy of seeing not only relationships heal and grow, but also partners in relationships. Your relationship offers great potential for you and your partner. You were wounded in relationships earlier in life; we all were. Here is the good news: you can heal in your current relationship and so can your partner. The two of you can do the hard work; I can help!
Relationships are the clients I am most passionate about working with. I thrive on facilitating healing and growth in the sacred space between two people, that special connection that can be so energizing and vital. I have discovered the joy of seeing not only relationships heal and grow, but also partners in relationships. Your relationship offers great potential for you and your partner. You were wounded in relationships earlier in life; we all were. Here is the good news: you can heal in your current relationship and so can your partner. The two of you can do the hard work; I can help!
(513) 657-2406 View (513) 657-2406
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Michele Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Michele Fischer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. She has a BS in Psychology and an MSW. Michele specializes in TF-CBT, and Psychotherapy for Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress DO. Clients she accepts can be children, adolescents and adults, individuals, or families. Life can be difficult, especially when going through change. Michele would like to help guide your mental health journey so you can learn how to manage the challenges life throws more successfully at you.
Michele Fischer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. She has a BS in Psychology and an MSW. Michele specializes in TF-CBT, and Psychotherapy for Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress DO. Clients she accepts can be children, adolescents and adults, individuals, or families. Life can be difficult, especially when going through change. Michele would like to help guide your mental health journey so you can learn how to manage the challenges life throws more successfully at you.
(513) 654-1537 View (513) 654-1537
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Staying Afloat Counseling- Marika Courtney
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
Are you waking up and thinking, “How did I get here? This is not what I envisioned!" Whatever stage of life you are in, I am here to listen and help guide you to the next chapter of your life. I work well with people who are ready for change and want it now. If you are tired of other counselors just saying, "How does that make you feel?" I may be a good fit for you. I ask the hard questions. I challenge your thoughts. If you are ready to be alive again and not just exist, I can help you with that! Together we will explore the behaviors and thoughts that keep you stuck, and find the actions that you have to take to move forward.
Are you waking up and thinking, “How did I get here? This is not what I envisioned!" Whatever stage of life you are in, I am here to listen and help guide you to the next chapter of your life. I work well with people who are ready for change and want it now. If you are tired of other counselors just saying, "How does that make you feel?" I may be a good fit for you. I ask the hard questions. I challenge your thoughts. If you are ready to be alive again and not just exist, I can help you with that! Together we will explore the behaviors and thoughts that keep you stuck, and find the actions that you have to take to move forward.
(513) 547-3938 View (513) 547-3938
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Chris Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Chris Young received his master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Xavier University. He also received advanced training in psychodynamic therapy at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults ages 15 and older. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adjustment issues, divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal and occupational strain and conflicts.
Chris Young received his master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Xavier University. He also received advanced training in psychodynamic therapy at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults ages 15 and older. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adjustment issues, divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal and occupational strain and conflicts.
(513) 654-9531 View (513) 654-9531
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Rebecca Sievers Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
My orientation is one of wellness and connection, helping people to identify obstacles while accessing their natural strengths to cultivate healing within themselves or their relationships. I have background in mindfulness, Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT/CBT), attachment, family and play therapies. I also hold certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained with the EMDR Institute. The arts and nature can be integrated into session to deepen the work if desired. My office in old Milford has easy access to the abundant natural resources near the Little Miami River and trail.
My orientation is one of wellness and connection, helping people to identify obstacles while accessing their natural strengths to cultivate healing within themselves or their relationships. I have background in mindfulness, Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT/CBT), attachment, family and play therapies. I also hold certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained with the EMDR Institute. The arts and nature can be integrated into session to deepen the work if desired. My office in old Milford has easy access to the abundant natural resources near the Little Miami River and trail.
(513) 434-6942 View (513) 434-6942
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Maryellen Smolenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Maryellen Smolenski holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in expressive therapy from the University of Louisville and a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has 40 years of clinical experience working in residential, in-patient and private practice with groups and individuals. She was an adjunct faculty member serving on thesis review committees, conducting graduate seminars and teaching classes in therapy practice with several local universities.
Maryellen Smolenski holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in expressive therapy from the University of Louisville and a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has 40 years of clinical experience working in residential, in-patient and private practice with groups and individuals. She was an adjunct faculty member serving on thesis review committees, conducting graduate seminars and teaching classes in therapy practice with several local universities.
(513) 436-6754 View (513) 436-6754
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Richard Merrill Lehman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
My clients come to me for help with their spiritual, emotional, and relational struggles. They may struggle with difficulties with anger, anxiety and depression. They may choose to get help individually, or they come in with their spouse to work on improving their relationship.
My clients come to me for help with their spiritual, emotional, and relational struggles. They may struggle with difficulties with anger, anxiety and depression. They may choose to get help individually, or they come in with their spouse to work on improving their relationship.
(508) 422-0703 View (508) 422-0703
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Kelsie McKinney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150  (Online Only)
Welcome to the first stop on your healing journey! I am so glad you're here. I'm Kelsie McKinney, a licensed independent social worker in the State of Ohio with over 8 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I specialize in treatment of anxiety and depression using cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients meet their personal mental health goals. I am also skilled at providing unbiased support to individuals going through any of life's many ups and downs. I find complete enjoyment in helping others be the best version of themselves. In my free time, I am the proud mama of a 4 year old little boy.
Welcome to the first stop on your healing journey! I am so glad you're here. I'm Kelsie McKinney, a licensed independent social worker in the State of Ohio with over 8 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I specialize in treatment of anxiety and depression using cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients meet their personal mental health goals. I am also skilled at providing unbiased support to individuals going through any of life's many ups and downs. I find complete enjoyment in helping others be the best version of themselves. In my free time, I am the proud mama of a 4 year old little boy.
(513) 756-3070 View (513) 756-3070
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Cindy Chizewick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LICSW, LICDC, MSW, GAMBp
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
The face of someone who looks for support-looks like mine. Sometimes it's struggling with anxiety or depression. Maybe diabetes and the toll the healthy management takes on your life. It could also look like a teen or young adult feeling stuck with so many opportunities in the world. It could look like someone who has lost their job or home and turned to Alcohol or gambling to ease the pain. Or someone who just can't shake things they may or may not label as TRAUMA in their lives. More important than any of these situations, is the question: How do we regain CONTROL over Happiness and OUR own lives?
The face of someone who looks for support-looks like mine. Sometimes it's struggling with anxiety or depression. Maybe diabetes and the toll the healthy management takes on your life. It could also look like a teen or young adult feeling stuck with so many opportunities in the world. It could look like someone who has lost their job or home and turned to Alcohol or gambling to ease the pain. Or someone who just can't shake things they may or may not label as TRAUMA in their lives. More important than any of these situations, is the question: How do we regain CONTROL over Happiness and OUR own lives?
(520) 317-2282 View (520) 317-2282
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Elizabeth Swan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, women's issues, life transitions, grief, and eating disorders. My clients will learn how to express their emotions and use effective coping skills to manage symptoms. I strive to provide a safe space where my clients feel heard, welcomed and can be open and say anything on their minds without judgment.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety, women's issues, life transitions, grief, and eating disorders. My clients will learn how to express their emotions and use effective coping skills to manage symptoms. I strive to provide a safe space where my clients feel heard, welcomed and can be open and say anything on their minds without judgment.
(513) 845-3003 View (513) 845-3003
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Kelly Isaacs Cloes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
I approach psychotherapy with each of my unique and wonderful clients with the same perspective I approach my own life: that while our life circumstances may be stressful, out of our control, and cause us pain and suffering, we DO have control over how we “experience” this stress, pain, and suffering.
I approach psychotherapy with each of my unique and wonderful clients with the same perspective I approach my own life: that while our life circumstances may be stressful, out of our control, and cause us pain and suffering, we DO have control over how we “experience” this stress, pain, and suffering.
(513) 447-6587 View (513) 447-6587
Katkin and Associates
LPCC
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
We all struggle with changes, but it takes a courageous person to admit that they need help. When families or individuals seek help from my practice, the clinicians are eager in taking a hands on approach and create methods in overcoming the problems. We realize that it is best for our clients to leave the office after each appointment with a gameplan and knowing that they have a partner in defeating the problems that have led them to our office.
We all struggle with changes, but it takes a courageous person to admit that they need help. When families or individuals seek help from my practice, the clinicians are eager in taking a hands on approach and create methods in overcoming the problems. We realize that it is best for our clients to leave the office after each appointment with a gameplan and knowing that they have a partner in defeating the problems that have led them to our office.
(513) 831-9408 View (513) 831-9408
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Sheryl Doan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Life can be so hard sometimes. I have expertise in several areas to support and assist you with various difficulties, whether it's depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, trauma....so many possibilities for upset. Our mental health impacts our lives in unhealthy ways. I get it. I have 20 plus years of experience and training. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, EMDR, IFS, among other evidence based treatments in conjunction with clinical experience to provide a customized, holistic approach to meet your goals (see my website!). I truly love my work and consider it an honor to be in a growth journey with my clients.
Life can be so hard sometimes. I have expertise in several areas to support and assist you with various difficulties, whether it's depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, trauma....so many possibilities for upset. Our mental health impacts our lives in unhealthy ways. I get it. I have 20 plus years of experience and training. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, EMDR, IFS, among other evidence based treatments in conjunction with clinical experience to provide a customized, holistic approach to meet your goals (see my website!). I truly love my work and consider it an honor to be in a growth journey with my clients.
(513) 449-2882 View (513) 449-2882
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Senter Counseling Services
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
Not accepting new clients
Neila Senter has been a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio since 1998. She has a M.Ed., from the University of Dayton and a B.A. from Hiram College. In private practice for over 15 years,she has focused her time working with couples, adults, adolescents and children. Areas of interest include: life transition, family dynamics, marital and pre-marital counseling, OCD, anxiety, grief, mood dysregulation, ADHD, depression, divorce, schizoaffective conditions, creativity/art therapy. She is passionate about partnering with people to gain insight and understanding that will allow for improvements to continue long after therapy comes to a close.
Neila Senter has been a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio since 1998. She has a M.Ed., from the University of Dayton and a B.A. from Hiram College. In private practice for over 15 years,she has focused her time working with couples, adults, adolescents and children. Areas of interest include: life transition, family dynamics, marital and pre-marital counseling, OCD, anxiety, grief, mood dysregulation, ADHD, depression, divorce, schizoaffective conditions, creativity/art therapy. She is passionate about partnering with people to gain insight and understanding that will allow for improvements to continue long after therapy comes to a close.
(513) 987-9342 View (513) 987-9342
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Elizabeth Davisson-Odle
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
Let's face it -- life is complicated. You may be facing relationship problems, career stress, life transitions, or you may be trying to heal from a traumatic event. I provide a safe space for clients to work through difficult and painful situations in order to improve their mental health and take steps toward achieving their goals.
Let's face it -- life is complicated. You may be facing relationship problems, career stress, life transitions, or you may be trying to heal from a traumatic event. I provide a safe space for clients to work through difficult and painful situations in order to improve their mental health and take steps toward achieving their goals.
(513) 270-2587 View (513) 270-2587
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John Mallery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
John Mallery is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who received his master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Thomas More University. He has advanced training and experience in mental health first response. He has over 30 years working in all levels of behavioral health care, including outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. He provides individual counseling for adolescents and adults ages 16 to 65+.
John Mallery is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who received his master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Thomas More University. He has advanced training and experience in mental health first response. He has over 30 years working in all levels of behavioral health care, including outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. He provides individual counseling for adolescents and adults ages 16 to 65+.
(513) 717-6846 View (513) 717-6846
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Cathy L VanHorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milford, OH 45150
Loss is a universal experience whether associated with moves, jobs, health, disability, developmental stage, divorce, addiction, neglect, physical/sexual abuse, or death. And, yet, most of us weren't given the tools to navigate and transform loss. Well meaning people may negate our experience with platitudes such as "God never gives you more than you can handle." As a licensed clinical social worker for over thirty years and a mother who has grieved and recovered from the death of her youngest son, I have a particular passion for and expertise in working with those who are grieving.
Loss is a universal experience whether associated with moves, jobs, health, disability, developmental stage, divorce, addiction, neglect, physical/sexual abuse, or death. And, yet, most of us weren't given the tools to navigate and transform loss. Well meaning people may negate our experience with platitudes such as "God never gives you more than you can handle." As a licensed clinical social worker for over thirty years and a mother who has grieved and recovered from the death of her youngest son, I have a particular passion for and expertise in working with those who are grieving.
(833) 932-0933 View (833) 932-0933
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Jessica McDermott
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LICDC, CDBT
Verified Verified
Milford, OH 45150
Jessica McDermott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a major concentration of children in families from Miami University. Jessica believes in a solution-focused and person-centered approach to therapy. She utilizes motivational interviewing, ERP, CBT, and DBT techniques to support and challenge her patients.
Jessica McDermott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a major concentration of children in families from Miami University. Jessica believes in a solution-focused and person-centered approach to therapy. She utilizes motivational interviewing, ERP, CBT, and DBT techniques to support and challenge her patients.
(513) 643-5577 View (513) 643-5577

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Milford, OH

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Milford, OH who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Life Transitions
72% Grief
67% Relationship Issues
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Optum
74% Aetna

How Therapists in Milford, OH see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Milford?

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.

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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.