Therapists in South Euclid, OH

Photo of Anita Minkin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Anita Minkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
Someone you love has died, and your world feels like it is falling apart. Nothing is the same anymore. One day follows the next, leaving you behind. You lay in bed at night, missing your loved one with a pain that is unbearable. If only you had one more day to spend with them-to say good-bye, to say all the things you wish you had said, but didn't. Regrets and memories flood your mind, keeping you from sleep. Your heart is breaking and you feel so alone. If only things could return to the way they were. But you know they have changed forever, and you wonder how you'll be able to go on.
Someone you love has died, and your world feels like it is falling apart. Nothing is the same anymore. One day follows the next, leaving you behind. You lay in bed at night, missing your loved one with a pain that is unbearable. If only you had one more day to spend with them-to say good-bye, to say all the things you wish you had said, but didn't. Regrets and memories flood your mind, keeping you from sleep. Your heart is breaking and you feel so alone. If only things could return to the way they were. But you know they have changed forever, and you wonder how you'll be able to go on.
(216) 238-2906 View (216) 238-2906
Photo of Lauren Marie Roberts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Lauren Marie Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSSA, LISW
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121  (Online Only)
As your therapist, it’s my job to meet you where you’re at. What are you hoping to get out of therapy? As your therapist we will work together towards your goals. Whether you’ve been in therapy for years or this is your first session, we will work together to figure out what will be most beneficial. Therapy sessions can look a variety of ways. Maybe it’s processing a recent trauma, other times identifying and breaking unhealthy patterns. Our sessions will be a safe space where we can learn coping skills, build a better relationship with yourself and your body, figure out effective tactics for managing stress/anxiety, and more.
As your therapist, it’s my job to meet you where you’re at. What are you hoping to get out of therapy? As your therapist we will work together towards your goals. Whether you’ve been in therapy for years or this is your first session, we will work together to figure out what will be most beneficial. Therapy sessions can look a variety of ways. Maybe it’s processing a recent trauma, other times identifying and breaking unhealthy patterns. Our sessions will be a safe space where we can learn coping skills, build a better relationship with yourself and your body, figure out effective tactics for managing stress/anxiety, and more.
(216) 616-8692 View (216) 616-8692
Photo of Sarah Kulefsky, Counselor in South Euclid, OH
Sarah Kulefsky
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
Not accepting new clients
I am Sarah Kulefsky, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who is passionate about the well-being of others. I’ve successfully treated children with a variety of issues including anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief and illness, and adjustment issues. My competency lies in my ability to connect with my clients. I use art and play techniques to try and understand underlying needs. With these tools, I also help my clients learn more about their behaviors and explore new ways to interact and communicate more effectively in a fun and safe environment.
I am Sarah Kulefsky, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who is passionate about the well-being of others. I’ve successfully treated children with a variety of issues including anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief and illness, and adjustment issues. My competency lies in my ability to connect with my clients. I use art and play techniques to try and understand underlying needs. With these tools, I also help my clients learn more about their behaviors and explore new ways to interact and communicate more effectively in a fun and safe environment.
(216) 306-4992 View (216) 306-4992
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Alexandra Burg “Alex”
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, BCD, ACSW
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121  (Online Only)
You’re here for a reason; perhaps many. Life can present all kinds of adverse experiences. There is no problem too big or small for which to seek therapy. Do you compare yourself to others only to think that your problems are “pale in comparison”? i.e., “I can handle this on my own.” Perhaps you feel overwhelmed; don’t know where or how to begin? I work with women and utilize feminist empowerment. Reaching out is often the hardest part. Areas of expertise include: Women with PTSD/trauma history; anxiety, depression, relationships, transitions, emotional eating, & loss/grief. Relief is near. www.CompassionateCounselingforWomen.com
You’re here for a reason; perhaps many. Life can present all kinds of adverse experiences. There is no problem too big or small for which to seek therapy. Do you compare yourself to others only to think that your problems are “pale in comparison”? i.e., “I can handle this on my own.” Perhaps you feel overwhelmed; don’t know where or how to begin? I work with women and utilize feminist empowerment. Reaching out is often the hardest part. Areas of expertise include: Women with PTSD/trauma history; anxiety, depression, relationships, transitions, emotional eating, & loss/grief. Relief is near. www.CompassionateCounselingforWomen.com
(216) 584-9224 View (216) 584-9224
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Billie J Gilliam
Counselor, LPCC-S , LICDC-C
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
Surviving life is existing. Thriving is living. Freedom is a incremental process. Counseling creates space for incremental freedom. I prefer a three prong approach, where meaning of a thing/event, visceral body/emotional experiences and historical messages are explored in current behaviors, thoughts and feelings. In this process, you will be able to manage the unknown standing firm, having confidence despite uncertainty.
Surviving life is existing. Thriving is living. Freedom is a incremental process. Counseling creates space for incremental freedom. I prefer a three prong approach, where meaning of a thing/event, visceral body/emotional experiences and historical messages are explored in current behaviors, thoughts and feelings. In this process, you will be able to manage the unknown standing firm, having confidence despite uncertainty.
(216) 677-4181 View (216) 677-4181
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Life Enrichment:Individual, Family & Bus. Solution
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
As we go through life's journey we often face challenges that makes it difficult to find resolution on our own. Spending time in therapy can often help in introspection, unresolved conflict, focus on the future and set new goals to get a new lease on life.
As we go through life's journey we often face challenges that makes it difficult to find resolution on our own. Spending time in therapy can often help in introspection, unresolved conflict, focus on the future and set new goals to get a new lease on life.
(216) 279-8585 View (216) 279-8585
Photo of Tamika Lampkin, Counselor in South Euclid, OH
Tamika Lampkin
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is to build a therapeutic rapport where clients can feel safe and heard. I believe everyone can use a supportive, nonjudgmental space to navigate the challenges that life brings, whether that challenge comes from family, peers, or within.
My approach to therapy is to build a therapeutic rapport where clients can feel safe and heard. I believe everyone can use a supportive, nonjudgmental space to navigate the challenges that life brings, whether that challenge comes from family, peers, or within.
(216) 238-2509 View (216) 238-2509
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Sharon Bursky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, IMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am passionate about working with my clients and assisting them through their challenging journeys. My emphasis as a therapist is on relationships and family. With my emphasis on relationships, I work with individual adults, couples, and teens/adolescents. I also specialize in providing parent guidance/coaching. My belief is that individuals are the experts on their lives and that therapy is a collaborative process. I utilize evidence-based psychotherapy practices, Emotion-focused therapy principles and interventions, and systems based concepts. I welcome individuals and couples of any sexual orientation and background.
Welcome! I am passionate about working with my clients and assisting them through their challenging journeys. My emphasis as a therapist is on relationships and family. With my emphasis on relationships, I work with individual adults, couples, and teens/adolescents. I also specialize in providing parent guidance/coaching. My belief is that individuals are the experts on their lives and that therapy is a collaborative process. I utilize evidence-based psychotherapy practices, Emotion-focused therapy principles and interventions, and systems based concepts. I welcome individuals and couples of any sexual orientation and background.
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Sherry L Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, CCATP
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
Each person has characteristic ways of managing their emotional reactions to their unique life challenges. Whether it be worry and anxiety, the loss of a loved one, relationship conflict, anger, or finding direction and purpose, I am here to help you reclaim your joy, strengthen your relationships and rediscover your sense of adventure. Together we will identify patterns of behavior, help you understand and process your feelings, and then work to find ways to manage and move beyond your challenges. Life can get tough, but you are tougher! Psychotherapy can help you explore your issues, improve insight and develop life-long skills.
Each person has characteristic ways of managing their emotional reactions to their unique life challenges. Whether it be worry and anxiety, the loss of a loved one, relationship conflict, anger, or finding direction and purpose, I am here to help you reclaim your joy, strengthen your relationships and rediscover your sense of adventure. Together we will identify patterns of behavior, help you understand and process your feelings, and then work to find ways to manage and move beyond your challenges. Life can get tough, but you are tougher! Psychotherapy can help you explore your issues, improve insight and develop life-long skills.
(216) 279-5122 View (216) 279-5122
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Rebecca Boyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, IMFT-S, PCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121  (Online Only)
Hello! I am passionate about working with my clients and assisting them through their challenging situations. I focus on the individual within their family system and relationships. I work with individuals adults, couples, and teens/adolescents through a systemic lens. I strongly believe that individuals are the experts on their lives and that therapy is a collaborative process. I utilize evidence-based psychotherapy practices, which are systems based. I love working with families and parents as they navigate through the roller coaster ride of parenting. I welcome all people regardless of their sexual or cultural background.
Hello! I am passionate about working with my clients and assisting them through their challenging situations. I focus on the individual within their family system and relationships. I work with individuals adults, couples, and teens/adolescents through a systemic lens. I strongly believe that individuals are the experts on their lives and that therapy is a collaborative process. I utilize evidence-based psychotherapy practices, which are systems based. I love working with families and parents as they navigate through the roller coaster ride of parenting. I welcome all people regardless of their sexual or cultural background.
(216) 930-2015 View (216) 930-2015
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Inner Thoughts Mental Health Services
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
My approach to therapy is collaborative, ensuring we work together to address your specific needs and goals. Drawing upon my experience as an educator and understanding of multicultural identity, I aim to assist you in navigating life challenges and improving relationships. Whether you're dealing with stress or grappling with issues of cultural identity, we'll tailor our sessions to focus on what matters to you. Together, we'll develop coping strategies and techniques to foster healthy relationships and pave the way for a more meaningful life.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, ensuring we work together to address your specific needs and goals. Drawing upon my experience as an educator and understanding of multicultural identity, I aim to assist you in navigating life challenges and improving relationships. Whether you're dealing with stress or grappling with issues of cultural identity, we'll tailor our sessions to focus on what matters to you. Together, we'll develop coping strategies and techniques to foster healthy relationships and pave the way for a more meaningful life.
(216) 450-6302 x100 View (216) 450-6302 x100
Photo of Adina Bloom Lewkowicz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Adina Bloom Lewkowicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121  (Online Only)
As a fellow traveler on the journey of life with a helpful background and expertise, I offer support, opportunities for increased self-awareness and paths to transformation. I provide a mirror to more closely examine and refine our life journeys, increasing happiness, self-confidence and enjoyable relationships
As a fellow traveler on the journey of life with a helpful background and expertise, I offer support, opportunities for increased self-awareness and paths to transformation. I provide a mirror to more closely examine and refine our life journeys, increasing happiness, self-confidence and enjoyable relationships
(216) 859-0537 View (216) 859-0537
Photo of Deborah Ross, Psychologist in South Euclid, OH
Deborah Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy should be individually tailored to the client. With over 40 years experience, I have several techniques to use to help people achieve their goals. Successful therapy depends upon an open and trusting relationship. I am trained in hypnosis, EMDR, Energy psychology, and crisis intervention as well as traditional techniques. Special areas of expertise include fears and anxiety, OCD, relationships, and trauma. I use hypnosis for relaxation training, smoking cessation, and other issues. My office is a small, quiet and private one, not a part of a big practice.
Therapy should be individually tailored to the client. With over 40 years experience, I have several techniques to use to help people achieve their goals. Successful therapy depends upon an open and trusting relationship. I am trained in hypnosis, EMDR, Energy psychology, and crisis intervention as well as traditional techniques. Special areas of expertise include fears and anxiety, OCD, relationships, and trauma. I use hypnosis for relaxation training, smoking cessation, and other issues. My office is a small, quiet and private one, not a part of a big practice.
(440) 497-0990 View (440) 497-0990
Photo of Karryl J Lindsey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Karryl J Lindsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-S, SAP
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
I very much enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in working with individuals/families challenged in their relationships and choices due to a difficulty in identifying and sharing their thoughts and emotions appropriately. I enjoy assisting clients in addressing issues and/or emotions that have caused problems in one's relationships in the home, community, and/or the workplace. Those impacted by substance abuse, both individually or as a family member are also welcomed. Other areas of focus include grief recovery, anger management; faith-based; ADHD; and whatever challenges you in life.
I very much enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in working with individuals/families challenged in their relationships and choices due to a difficulty in identifying and sharing their thoughts and emotions appropriately. I enjoy assisting clients in addressing issues and/or emotions that have caused problems in one's relationships in the home, community, and/or the workplace. Those impacted by substance abuse, both individually or as a family member are also welcomed. Other areas of focus include grief recovery, anger management; faith-based; ADHD; and whatever challenges you in life.
(216) 672-5462 View (216) 672-5462
Photo of Nancy Anne, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Euclid, OH
Nancy Anne
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
Nancy is dedicated to helping both individuals and couples learn skills to lead happier, more meaningful, loving and successful lives. She assists each individual discover their unique strengths and identify their true needs and values. Her methods are based on a a combination of positive psychology, compassionate communication and basic spiritual principles. She often works with individuals who feel stuck; or those in a crisis who don't understand how to work through to a place of stability and harmony. She believes we can all learn to be optimistic. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice for 22 years.
Nancy is dedicated to helping both individuals and couples learn skills to lead happier, more meaningful, loving and successful lives. She assists each individual discover their unique strengths and identify their true needs and values. Her methods are based on a a combination of positive psychology, compassionate communication and basic spiritual principles. She often works with individuals who feel stuck; or those in a crisis who don't understand how to work through to a place of stability and harmony. She believes we can all learn to be optimistic. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice for 22 years.
(216) 772-0136 View (216) 772-0136
Photo of Ja' Nitta Marbury, Counselor in South Euclid, OH
Ja' Nitta Marbury
Counselor, PhD, PCC-S, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
I have more than 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. My experience in the field includes research, private practice, community service, publication, professional presentation nationally and internationally, academic instruction, and mentoring. Marbury & Associates is located in Maple Heights, Ohio. I provide in-person and telehealth counseling services. I provide specialized services for counseling the culturally diverse. We also provide hypnosis and NeuroAdvantage trainer services.
I have more than 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. My experience in the field includes research, private practice, community service, publication, professional presentation nationally and internationally, academic instruction, and mentoring. Marbury & Associates is located in Maple Heights, Ohio. I provide in-person and telehealth counseling services. I provide specialized services for counseling the culturally diverse. We also provide hypnosis and NeuroAdvantage trainer services.
(216) 586-6183 View (216) 586-6183
Photo of Randi Gross Nathenson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Randi Gross Nathenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, Jungian, Analyst
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
Not accepting new clients
I view therapy as a collaborative process where you can tell your story, explore your feelings, increase insight, and build self-awareness. I see therapy as an opportunity for growth and reflection. Drawing on over two decades of experience my approach is sensitive, patient and accepting. I feel that my role is to be a compassionate guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself. Therapy can be like sanctuary - a place where there are no distractions, where there is an opportunity to pay attention to what is important.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where you can tell your story, explore your feelings, increase insight, and build self-awareness. I see therapy as an opportunity for growth and reflection. Drawing on over two decades of experience my approach is sensitive, patient and accepting. I feel that my role is to be a compassionate guide and facilitator to help you learn about yourself. Therapy can be like sanctuary - a place where there are no distractions, where there is an opportunity to pay attention to what is important.
(440) 291-3294 View (440) 291-3294
Photo of Ellen F Casper, Psychologist in South Euclid, OH
Ellen F Casper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
Our clients are diverse, and range in age from 0 to 110. We serve all populations and a wide range of personal, couples, and family problems. Our practice is focussed upon each individual client's needs. We emphasize matching the client concerns with the specialty and expertise of one of our highly trained therapists. Client satisfaction and responsive service is our goal. We have high visibility in our community, are respected, well-known, long-established, and with high integrity.
Our clients are diverse, and range in age from 0 to 110. We serve all populations and a wide range of personal, couples, and family problems. Our practice is focussed upon each individual client's needs. We emphasize matching the client concerns with the specialty and expertise of one of our highly trained therapists. Client satisfaction and responsive service is our goal. We have high visibility in our community, are respected, well-known, long-established, and with high integrity.
(216) 365-8728 View (216) 365-8728
Photo of Cherie A. White Inc., Counselor in South Euclid, OH
Cherie A. White Inc.
Counselor, PCC-s
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Euclid, OH 44121
Everyone has experienced emotional distress at some point in his or her life. A good indicator of when it's time to seek professional help, is when stress becomes overwhelming and unmanageable. Recognizing that you need help is the first step toward restoring a healthy life balance.
Everyone has experienced emotional distress at some point in his or her life. A good indicator of when it's time to seek professional help, is when stress becomes overwhelming and unmanageable. Recognizing that you need help is the first step toward restoring a healthy life balance.
(216) 342-3451 View (216) 342-3451
Photo of Abigail P. Grant, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Euclid, OH
Abigail P. Grant, MSW, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CSWG, ACSW
Verified Verified
South Euclid, OH 44121
I see an adult population and have extensive experience with geriatric and chronically ill individuals and their family members experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. Life transitions, multiple losses or unexpected changes in ones life can cause stress, depression and doubt as to how to move forward. Talking about this in an open and objective environment can help resolve trauma, heal emotional wounds and enable the individual or couple move forward in a positive manner. Let me know if I can help.
I see an adult population and have extensive experience with geriatric and chronically ill individuals and their family members experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. Life transitions, multiple losses or unexpected changes in ones life can cause stress, depression and doubt as to how to move forward. Talking about this in an open and objective environment can help resolve trauma, heal emotional wounds and enable the individual or couple move forward in a positive manner. Let me know if I can help.
(440) 482-8784 View (440) 482-8784

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Number of Therapists in South Euclid, OH

30+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in South Euclid, OH who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Medical Mutual
75% Aetna
58% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in South Euclid, OH see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Euclid?

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.