Therapists in Ada, OK

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Dr. Paul Emrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ada, OK 74820
Waitlist for new clients
Relationships and life can feel overwhelming at times. When you're facing mental health challenges or relationship problems, I would be honored to help you. I am dually licensed in Oklahoma as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to help you feel comfortable. I have an office in Ada Oklahoma where I provide in-person and online therapy. I currently have openings for new clients and am available to help you reach your goals.
Relationships and life can feel overwhelming at times. When you're facing mental health challenges or relationship problems, I would be honored to help you. I am dually licensed in Oklahoma as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to help you feel comfortable. I have an office in Ada Oklahoma where I provide in-person and online therapy. I currently have openings for new clients and am available to help you reach your goals.
(580) 263-7485 View (580) 263-7485
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Silagy Family Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Silagy Family Counseling is a private mental health practice. Melissa Silagy is a Licensed Professional Counselor offering professional and specialized evaluative and treatment services to a wide variety of patients. She provides a myriad of services for individuals, couples, and families seeking help in any of the following areas: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, marital discord, parent - child conflict, family conflict, trauma, grief and loss. She is a nationally certified trauma therapist specializing in sexual abuse, substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder.
Silagy Family Counseling is a private mental health practice. Melissa Silagy is a Licensed Professional Counselor offering professional and specialized evaluative and treatment services to a wide variety of patients. She provides a myriad of services for individuals, couples, and families seeking help in any of the following areas: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, marital discord, parent - child conflict, family conflict, trauma, grief and loss. She is a nationally certified trauma therapist specializing in sexual abuse, substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder.
(405) 369-7730 View (405) 369-7730
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Lauren D. Byars- Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSHR, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Lauren and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I am credentialed with Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. I have experience working with children, teens, seniors, adults, and people with intellectual disabilities. Currently, I am only offering my services, via telehealth.
Hello my name is Lauren and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I am credentialed with Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma. I have experience working with children, teens, seniors, adults, and people with intellectual disabilities. Currently, I am only offering my services, via telehealth.
(580) 246-5704 View (580) 246-5704
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Ashley A Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LADC-CA
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Hello! My name is Ashley Ann Simmons. I have been working in the mental health and substance use field since 2007. I am a M.S. LPC, LPC Supervisor , LADC under supervision, and CMIII. I work in Tishomingo, OK , Ada, OK areas. I am and OBH are currently accepting referrals in and around those areas. We work with children as young as 4 years old to older ageing adults who have mental health and or substance use/abuse issues. We also work with adults, couples and families to help improve relationships. I feel like counseling is very important for everyone. It is very important to be able to express your feelings in appropriate ways.
Hello! My name is Ashley Ann Simmons. I have been working in the mental health and substance use field since 2007. I am a M.S. LPC, LPC Supervisor , LADC under supervision, and CMIII. I work in Tishomingo, OK , Ada, OK areas. I am and OBH are currently accepting referrals in and around those areas. We work with children as young as 4 years old to older ageing adults who have mental health and or substance use/abuse issues. We also work with adults, couples and families to help improve relationships. I feel like counseling is very important for everyone. It is very important to be able to express your feelings in appropriate ways.
(580) 247-2158 View (580) 247-2158
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Edward F Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820  (Online Only)
I benefit from experiences ranging from military service to manufacturing. Beginning my counseling career late in life, I seek to invest in the lives of others. My approach to counseling is cognitively based, with hints of solution-focused and person-centered modalities. I offer a relaxed, atmosphere and possess the strength to listen to what the client communicates.
I benefit from experiences ranging from military service to manufacturing. Beginning my counseling career late in life, I seek to invest in the lives of others. My approach to counseling is cognitively based, with hints of solution-focused and person-centered modalities. I offer a relaxed, atmosphere and possess the strength to listen to what the client communicates.
(580) 300-0457 View (580) 300-0457
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Tina J Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Not accepting new clients
Prior to pursuing my dream of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I was a master level special education and general education teacher. As a result, I have extensive training and background in child development, Special Education, and issues a child might face both behaviorally and academically in the school setting. Therefore, I primarily work with children and their families to help develop coping skills, anger management strategies, and self-regulation strategies for anxiety. I highly encourage family participation and often help with parenting skills in order to aid in improving, overall, the effective function of the family system.
Prior to pursuing my dream of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I was a master level special education and general education teacher. As a result, I have extensive training and background in child development, Special Education, and issues a child might face both behaviorally and academically in the school setting. Therefore, I primarily work with children and their families to help develop coping skills, anger management strategies, and self-regulation strategies for anxiety. I highly encourage family participation and often help with parenting skills in order to aid in improving, overall, the effective function of the family system.
(833) 903-2842 View (833) 903-2842
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Jana Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Have you reached a difficult crossroad in your life? Do you or a loved one need assistance in finding the right path for your future? Much of our emotional suffering is rooted in the struggle to reconcile experience with our desire for a fulfilling and meaningful life. At times we find that the ways we previously made sense of life no longer fit. Change is never easy and I consider it an honor to work together and strike a new path. Helping people to develop tools to cope with life's difficulties is my ultimate goal. I hold my clients' trust as sacred and partner with them to strengthen and deepen the relationships around them.
Have you reached a difficult crossroad in your life? Do you or a loved one need assistance in finding the right path for your future? Much of our emotional suffering is rooted in the struggle to reconcile experience with our desire for a fulfilling and meaningful life. At times we find that the ways we previously made sense of life no longer fit. Change is never easy and I consider it an honor to work together and strike a new path. Helping people to develop tools to cope with life's difficulties is my ultimate goal. I hold my clients' trust as sacred and partner with them to strengthen and deepen the relationships around them.
(580) 275-2101 View (580) 275-2101
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Jerry N. Duncan
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Professional Help for Emotional Pain - I work well with Marriage and Family issues as well as Severe Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I work with individuals and families to find the best solutions for their situations. I completed a two-year, post-doctoral program in marriage and family therapy with Menningers. My clients come to learn real strategies to make real changes in their lives and their families. Give me a call, and together we can help you become the person you long to be.
Professional Help for Emotional Pain - I work well with Marriage and Family issues as well as Severe Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I work with individuals and families to find the best solutions for their situations. I completed a two-year, post-doctoral program in marriage and family therapy with Menningers. My clients come to learn real strategies to make real changes in their lives and their families. Give me a call, and together we can help you become the person you long to be.
(405) 251-8653 View (405) 251-8653
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Misti Luke, LCSW Private Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820  (Online Only)
With over 17 years' experience in the behavioral health field, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental, and down-to-earth approach to counseling. In my private practice, I primarily treat adults struggling with general life stressors, depressive and anxiety related disorders, as well as chemical addiction. Through the counseling process, my clients often discover how strong and amazing they truly are despite their past or present life struggles.
With over 17 years' experience in the behavioral health field, I offer a warm, nonjudgmental, and down-to-earth approach to counseling. In my private practice, I primarily treat adults struggling with general life stressors, depressive and anxiety related disorders, as well as chemical addiction. Through the counseling process, my clients often discover how strong and amazing they truly are despite their past or present life struggles.
(580) 706-2082 View (580) 706-2082
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Margaret Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPS, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820  (Online Only)
Struggling with identifying why you have the thought patterns, reoccurring thoughts, interpersonal relations and experiences that you do? Seeking light in the darkness of your mind can be a discouraging and intimidating journey. However, you don't have to travel along this journey alone! I will assist you in exploring the "why" regarding your personal experiences, setting and obtaining goals, and successfully dealing with your mental health!
Struggling with identifying why you have the thought patterns, reoccurring thoughts, interpersonal relations and experiences that you do? Seeking light in the darkness of your mind can be a discouraging and intimidating journey. However, you don't have to travel along this journey alone! I will assist you in exploring the "why" regarding your personal experiences, setting and obtaining goals, and successfully dealing with your mental health!
(580) 633-6527 View (580) 633-6527
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Joe Eatherly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Waitlist for new clients
Life's challenges can affect anyone. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have the privilege of helping those affected by the stressors of life regain their lives and overcome the toll stress can take on us. I also help individuals and families with other mental health issues that they're facing such as trauma, depression, anxiety and coping skills. After being in the mental health field for over 15 years, I understand how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by day to day struggles and stressful life situations. My goal is to help each individual live a more positive, healthy life.
Life's challenges can affect anyone. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have the privilege of helping those affected by the stressors of life regain their lives and overcome the toll stress can take on us. I also help individuals and families with other mental health issues that they're facing such as trauma, depression, anxiety and coping skills. After being in the mental health field for over 15 years, I understand how easy it is to feel overwhelmed by day to day struggles and stressful life situations. My goal is to help each individual live a more positive, healthy life.
(580) 246-4207 View (580) 246-4207
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Lonna Brooks
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do thoughts of hopelessness and discouragement invade your daily life? Does sadness seem to stick with you on a daily basis? Are your relationships feeling out of control? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or grief? If so, you have come to the right place. I am here to help you. We all need help from time to time. Whether it is family issues, relationships, work or life stressors, together we can identify positive strategies for change.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do thoughts of hopelessness and discouragement invade your daily life? Does sadness seem to stick with you on a daily basis? Are your relationships feeling out of control? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or grief? If so, you have come to the right place. I am here to help you. We all need help from time to time. Whether it is family issues, relationships, work or life stressors, together we can identify positive strategies for change.
(405) 645-5431 View (405) 645-5431
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Sandra S Wellman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Ada, OK 74820
Are you struggling? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are your relationships suffering? Do the overwhelming feelings make it hard to breathe? Feeling alone, angry outburst, feeling unsafe, saying things you regret to people you care about the most. Intrusive thoughts that won't go away. Pain that others don't seem to understand. Feeling you can't trust others. Do you struggle going to sleep or staying asleep? I want you to know there is hope. Many people have healed from the same symptoms. I help people regulate overwhelming emotions to live a productive life at home and work. I office downtown Shawnee (private pay only)
Are you struggling? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are your relationships suffering? Do the overwhelming feelings make it hard to breathe? Feeling alone, angry outburst, feeling unsafe, saying things you regret to people you care about the most. Intrusive thoughts that won't go away. Pain that others don't seem to understand. Feeling you can't trust others. Do you struggle going to sleep or staying asleep? I want you to know there is hope. Many people have healed from the same symptoms. I help people regulate overwhelming emotions to live a productive life at home and work. I office downtown Shawnee (private pay only)
(405) 592-5097 View (405) 592-5097
Pamela Travis
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ada, OK 74820
(580) 217-3883 View (580) 217-3883

Online Therapists

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Alexa Smith-Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S, ACSW
Verified Verified
Durant, OK 74701
Help starts here to attain your peak performance level, enhance your development, and remove barriers to meeting your goals and mission in life. I am an experienced and empathetic diagnostician-therapist, LCSW supervisor, and program consultant-researcher. I have practiced over 30 years with individuals, families, groups, entry-level social workers, and business/agencies/workplaces delivering services to maximize strengths and integrate family and social systems. I have specialized experience working with military veterans, service members, and military families and bring to that work the understanding from my own life experience growing up in the Army during war time.
Help starts here to attain your peak performance level, enhance your development, and remove barriers to meeting your goals and mission in life. I am an experienced and empathetic diagnostician-therapist, LCSW supervisor, and program consultant-researcher. I have practiced over 30 years with individuals, families, groups, entry-level social workers, and business/agencies/workplaces delivering services to maximize strengths and integrate family and social systems. I have specialized experience working with military veterans, service members, and military families and bring to that work the understanding from my own life experience growing up in the Army during war time.
(214) 571-6399 View (214) 571-6399
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Derek LeMaster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73104  (Online Only)
When thinking about the life you want, how close are you to that life? Do you feel invalidated or a loss of control with your life? There can be many obstacles in our path. From depression, anxiety, past trauma, family conflicts, etc. I can help you identify them and we can work together to find ways through them. I believe that each person has has a unique story and needs, and whatever your concerns are I prioritize building trust with you and a unique plan based on your needs. I know that reaching out for help can be a little scary, but over time, I am confident you will discover places of strength you may not have known you had.
When thinking about the life you want, how close are you to that life? Do you feel invalidated or a loss of control with your life? There can be many obstacles in our path. From depression, anxiety, past trauma, family conflicts, etc. I can help you identify them and we can work together to find ways through them. I believe that each person has has a unique story and needs, and whatever your concerns are I prioritize building trust with you and a unique plan based on your needs. I know that reaching out for help can be a little scary, but over time, I am confident you will discover places of strength you may not have known you had.
(405) 451-7761 View (405) 451-7761
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Mackenzie Gaut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74105
I have always been fascinated with how love works. We all want love and connection. And we all have things in our lives and our past that prevent us from giving and receiving love fully. My passion and my training is helping people be “in relationship” in a healthy and fulfilling way. I want While my credentials, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, implies that I work with couples and families, I also work with individuals who want to feel more empowered and fulfilled in their social connections both inside and outside of family.
I have always been fascinated with how love works. We all want love and connection. And we all have things in our lives and our past that prevent us from giving and receiving love fully. My passion and my training is helping people be “in relationship” in a healthy and fulfilling way. I want While my credentials, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, implies that I work with couples and families, I also work with individuals who want to feel more empowered and fulfilled in their social connections both inside and outside of family.
(918) 972-1833 x4 View (918) 972-1833 x4
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Lana Raupe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
If you are ready to explore making changes/finding solutions to enhance your quality of life, I can provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment for you to work toward this. Together we will explore your life challenges and assess your needs/goals, while striving to access your inner motivation to make the changes that honor you and fit the lifestyle you wish to create and maintain. Changing relationships as well as many other life events and transitions can really challenge us all and sometimes accumulate and overwhelm. I believe seeking assistance at these times is definitely a show of courage, hope and resilience.
If you are ready to explore making changes/finding solutions to enhance your quality of life, I can provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment for you to work toward this. Together we will explore your life challenges and assess your needs/goals, while striving to access your inner motivation to make the changes that honor you and fit the lifestyle you wish to create and maintain. Changing relationships as well as many other life events and transitions can really challenge us all and sometimes accumulate and overwhelm. I believe seeking assistance at these times is definitely a show of courage, hope and resilience.
(405) 648-0079 View (405) 648-0079
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Courtney Rogers-McInturff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Courtney Rogers-McInturff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years of clinical field experience. She is dedicated to assisting individuals and families in gaining the skills needed to assist in overcoming many unique challenges. Courtney specializes in youth and family services, addictions, trauma, and serious mental illnesses. She has a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/suicidal ideation, substance/alcohol use, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more.
Courtney Rogers-McInturff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years of clinical field experience. She is dedicated to assisting individuals and families in gaining the skills needed to assist in overcoming many unique challenges. Courtney specializes in youth and family services, addictions, trauma, and serious mental illnesses. She has a wide variety of experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-harm/suicidal ideation, substance/alcohol use, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more.
(405) 956-1572 View (405) 956-1572
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Gabe Yandell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Edmond, OK 73013
Today, you can begin a different path in relationships with others and with yourself. In some way, we are impacted every day by our view of ourselves and by those around us. I believe a large part of healing from negative experiences starts with being honest with ourselves and opening up. Depression, anxiety, shame, resentment, and many other issues affect us and our relationships on a regular basis. Together, we can begin to turn difficulties into experiences that lead to a better future.
Today, you can begin a different path in relationships with others and with yourself. In some way, we are impacted every day by our view of ourselves and by those around us. I believe a large part of healing from negative experiences starts with being honest with ourselves and opening up. Depression, anxiety, shame, resentment, and many other issues affect us and our relationships on a regular basis. Together, we can begin to turn difficulties into experiences that lead to a better future.
(405) 896-5727 View (405) 896-5727

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ada, OK

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Ada, OK who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Anger Management
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ada, OK see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ada?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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