Therapists in Norman, OK

Photo of Abbey Nixon, MHR, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Abbey Nixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
I am here to help you through your most difficult times in life. Sometimes we all need a little guidance as we navigate through our challenging world. I work with clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, or even just needing a safe place to vent. I believe in a collaborative effort, and offer a helping hand in the process.
I am here to help you through your most difficult times in life. Sometimes we all need a little guidance as we navigate through our challenging world. I work with clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, or even just needing a safe place to vent. I believe in a collaborative effort, and offer a helping hand in the process.
(405) 621-3737 View (405) 621-3737
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Ali Dart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IMH-E®, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
Waitlist for new clients
Society likes to pretend that parenting is always rewarding and that attachment happens without effort. But as parents, we know how hard it can be. Being a child isn't easy either, and young children won't tell us they are struggling. They will show us with behaviors, such as disturbances in eating, sleeping, and toileting, and within their relationships with others. I work with children 0-9 and their caregivers to resolve attachment issues, trauma (big or small), mood disorders, and behavior challenges. I also enjoy helping adults with attachment concerns, transitions and adjustments, postpartum issues, or parenting stresses.
Society likes to pretend that parenting is always rewarding and that attachment happens without effort. But as parents, we know how hard it can be. Being a child isn't easy either, and young children won't tell us they are struggling. They will show us with behaviors, such as disturbances in eating, sleeping, and toileting, and within their relationships with others. I work with children 0-9 and their caregivers to resolve attachment issues, trauma (big or small), mood disorders, and behavior challenges. I also enjoy helping adults with attachment concerns, transitions and adjustments, postpartum issues, or parenting stresses.
(405) 451-3679 View (405) 451-3679
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Brianna Norman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
Mental Health can be very stigmatized, and it does not have to be! One in four Oklahoman's have mental health needs. You are so brave in reaching out, and I am proud of you! I am curious, reflective, and nurturing in my approach and I desire for you and your family to get what you need from mental health services. I work with infants, children, teens, young adults, and families. I am currently accepting clients ages birth to 25. Options for in person services or telehealth.
Mental Health can be very stigmatized, and it does not have to be! One in four Oklahoman's have mental health needs. You are so brave in reaching out, and I am proud of you! I am curious, reflective, and nurturing in my approach and I desire for you and your family to get what you need from mental health services. I work with infants, children, teens, young adults, and families. I am currently accepting clients ages birth to 25. Options for in person services or telehealth.
(405) 452-0442 View (405) 452-0442
Photo of Rose W Williams, MHR, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rose W Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73072
I belief that unforeseen, overwhelming and almost debilitating circumstances happen to people but, I also belief that people can overcome and take back control of their lives with the appropriate help. I want to help make a lasting difference in people's lives. Helping people navigate through their challenges in life gives me joy and satisfaction. I have been doing this for more than 20 years- as a Special Education Teacher, School administrator, and now as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have success working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, mental health, relationship issues, parenting or other behavioral issues.
I belief that unforeseen, overwhelming and almost debilitating circumstances happen to people but, I also belief that people can overcome and take back control of their lives with the appropriate help. I want to help make a lasting difference in people's lives. Helping people navigate through their challenges in life gives me joy and satisfaction. I have been doing this for more than 20 years- as a Special Education Teacher, School administrator, and now as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have success working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, mental health, relationship issues, parenting or other behavioral issues.
(405) 898-0781 View (405) 898-0781
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Deanna Wilkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a strengths-based therapist who believes every person has incredible resilience and the capacity to live in abundance. When we go through trauma as a child, we often disconnect from our true self and develop relational and behavioral patterns that take away our joy. If you are ready to do this brave work of remembering who you were created to be, I would be honored to walk with you on this part of your journey. Together, we will devise an individualized treatment plan to positively impact your mind, body, and spirit. I offer telehealth in Oklahoma specializing in trauma repair/recovery, depression, and anxiety.
I am a strengths-based therapist who believes every person has incredible resilience and the capacity to live in abundance. When we go through trauma as a child, we often disconnect from our true self and develop relational and behavioral patterns that take away our joy. If you are ready to do this brave work of remembering who you were created to be, I would be honored to walk with you on this part of your journey. Together, we will devise an individualized treatment plan to positively impact your mind, body, and spirit. I offer telehealth in Oklahoma specializing in trauma repair/recovery, depression, and anxiety.
(405) 645-6933 View (405) 645-6933
Photo of Gary Lyn Hardwick, DMin, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gary Lyn Hardwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73069
Issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma can disrupt many areas of life. They get in the way of experiencing life of meaning. I provide tools that give you different, more helping way to experience these challenge. Couples can struggle with conflict or lack of intimacy and connection, often for years, but still want the relationship to work. I help couples evaluate and address many different areas of relationship: conflict, communication, goals and dreams for the future.
Issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma can disrupt many areas of life. They get in the way of experiencing life of meaning. I provide tools that give you different, more helping way to experience these challenge. Couples can struggle with conflict or lack of intimacy and connection, often for years, but still want the relationship to work. I help couples evaluate and address many different areas of relationship: conflict, communication, goals and dreams for the future.
(405) 591-3445 View (405) 591-3445
Photo of Gigi Silverhorn, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gigi Silverhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a LPC with twenty years of mental health experience. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative effort with therapist and client working together. While my approach is eclectic, recognizing that there is not a 'one size fits all' approach to counseling, I do work primarily from a Psychodynamic and Interpersonal perspective. There is more to counseling than a particular theoretical orientation. Providing a safe, supportive environment and the ability to sense what a person needs at a particular time are important therapeutic skills.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a LPC with twenty years of mental health experience. I believe that therapy works best when it is a collaborative effort with therapist and client working together. While my approach is eclectic, recognizing that there is not a 'one size fits all' approach to counseling, I do work primarily from a Psychodynamic and Interpersonal perspective. There is more to counseling than a particular theoretical orientation. Providing a safe, supportive environment and the ability to sense what a person needs at a particular time are important therapeutic skills.
(405) 888-5725 View (405) 888-5725
Photo of Deanna Kay Winner, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deanna Kay Winner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73069
Are you struggling and feeling distressed? Would you like to feel calm and in control of your struggles? Deanna Winner, LCSW can help. With 10 years of clinical experience, Deanna Winner has developed a specialization in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is experienced in working with a variety of mental health illnesses to include: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, and others.
Are you struggling and feeling distressed? Would you like to feel calm and in control of your struggles? Deanna Winner, LCSW can help. With 10 years of clinical experience, Deanna Winner has developed a specialization in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is experienced in working with a variety of mental health illnesses to include: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, and others.
(405) 335-0761 View (405) 335-0761
Photo of Jennifer Bowen - Starlight Counseling, PLLC, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Starlight Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73072
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Jennifer Bowen and I recently started my own private practice, Starlight Counseling, PLLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is excited to be able to fully be present for my clients. I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and that building support can start within the therapeutic relationship and can grow outwards into the community. I aim to empower and provide support, while providing empathy and a safe space to fully be yourself. I work with clients to provide tools to help with distress, and just be an outside person who is there for you.
My name is Jennifer Bowen and I recently started my own private practice, Starlight Counseling, PLLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is excited to be able to fully be present for my clients. I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and that building support can start within the therapeutic relationship and can grow outwards into the community. I aim to empower and provide support, while providing empathy and a safe space to fully be yourself. I work with clients to provide tools to help with distress, and just be an outside person who is there for you.
(405) 902-8226 View (405) 902-8226
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Janet Leigh Slocomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
I have been practicing Clinical Social for 47 years. In 1988 I began in private practice of psychotherapy. 12 years ago I realized my passion was in the specialty of Marital Therapy. My goal is to facilitate troubled marriages to not just survive, but to thrive. I believe in the sanctity of marriage, and we will work very hard together to maintain that relationship.I am psychodynamically trained but utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy and insight oriented couples therapy. Couples find me non threatening and easy to connect with. We will not seek to blame, but to truth tell.
I have been practicing Clinical Social for 47 years. In 1988 I began in private practice of psychotherapy. 12 years ago I realized my passion was in the specialty of Marital Therapy. My goal is to facilitate troubled marriages to not just survive, but to thrive. I believe in the sanctity of marriage, and we will work very hard together to maintain that relationship.I am psychodynamically trained but utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy and insight oriented couples therapy. Couples find me non threatening and easy to connect with. We will not seek to blame, but to truth tell.
(405) 251-8546 View (405) 251-8546
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Aimee Robillard, LPC, ATR, ERYT
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, ERYT
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73072
Aimee's approach to counseling services and workshops have evolved over 35 years of experience and education. Her unique strategies include arts and wellness to support individuals, families, and other communities develop coping skills and stronger relationships through emotional clarity and coping skills regarding life changes, grief, development, divorce, and other significant trauma. Aimee offers individual and family therapy, as well as workshops for trauma-informed communication, self-awareness, and holistic wellness.
Aimee's approach to counseling services and workshops have evolved over 35 years of experience and education. Her unique strategies include arts and wellness to support individuals, families, and other communities develop coping skills and stronger relationships through emotional clarity and coping skills regarding life changes, grief, development, divorce, and other significant trauma. Aimee offers individual and family therapy, as well as workshops for trauma-informed communication, self-awareness, and holistic wellness.
(405) 458-7380 View (405) 458-7380
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Kristin Atchley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73072
I help individuals and couples go from struggling with overwhelming distress to practicing a more authentic and a more peaceful life. Trauma and chronic stress can have such a disturbing impact on our relationships with our self and others. However, we do not need to feel alone in our struggles.
I help individuals and couples go from struggling with overwhelming distress to practicing a more authentic and a more peaceful life. Trauma and chronic stress can have such a disturbing impact on our relationships with our self and others. However, we do not need to feel alone in our struggles.
(405) 451-4858 View (405) 451-4858
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Ellen L Donaldson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MHR, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Since most issues are interrelated, positive change in one area begins a ripple effect of change in others. My training and over 25 years of clinical experience is diverse, including issues related to relationship problems, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and grief. In addition, I offer women's groups and individualized anger management. Since 1995, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, I've taught courses on: Understanding Addictions, Chemical Dependency, Human Emotions, Stress Management and Advanced Counseling Skills.
I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Since most issues are interrelated, positive change in one area begins a ripple effect of change in others. My training and over 25 years of clinical experience is diverse, including issues related to relationship problems, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma and grief. In addition, I offer women's groups and individualized anger management. Since 1995, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, I've taught courses on: Understanding Addictions, Chemical Dependency, Human Emotions, Stress Management and Advanced Counseling Skills.
(405) 455-8261 View (405) 455-8261
Photo of Amanda (Amy) Summers, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda (Amy) Summers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73072
Waitlist for new clients
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. She is a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Certified Practitioner and has attended numerous play therapy trainings. Although Amy has worked with many populations, she has an expertise and passion for working with children, teens, and their families to address emotional and behavioral disorders, divorce reaction, anxiety and depression, suicidal and homicidal ideation, parental alienation and family reunification. Amy conducts parenting and co-parenting classes on various topics. She also enjoys working with the college and young adult population.
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. She is a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Certified Practitioner and has attended numerous play therapy trainings. Although Amy has worked with many populations, she has an expertise and passion for working with children, teens, and their families to address emotional and behavioral disorders, divorce reaction, anxiety and depression, suicidal and homicidal ideation, parental alienation and family reunification. Amy conducts parenting and co-parenting classes on various topics. She also enjoys working with the college and young adult population.
(405) 361-4524 View (405) 361-4524
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Alyssa Upton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73069
Not accepting new clients
My approach to treatment begins with the belief that all people have value and deserve to be treated with dignity. While we have the ability to be resilient, we will at times struggle with life's difficulties. Dr. Viktor Frankl stated, "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." My role as a counselor is to assist people with better understanding of these issues and learn new ways to initiate change.
My approach to treatment begins with the belief that all people have value and deserve to be treated with dignity. While we have the ability to be resilient, we will at times struggle with life's difficulties. Dr. Viktor Frankl stated, "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." My role as a counselor is to assist people with better understanding of these issues and learn new ways to initiate change.
(405) 296-6164 View (405) 296-6164
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Christiana Aggreh
Licensed Professional Counselor, BSW, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73072
Who can predict LIFE? Life has its turbulences and no one can go through all the struggles that LIFE throws us alone. Every person needs someone who "gets it" and is committed to working in partnership with you to find short term answers, generate long term solutions and getting to a place of understanding and peace. I have dedicated my life to helping people, children and adults, go through their LIFE's ups and downs without being drowned and getting to a place of acceptance and satisfaction.
Who can predict LIFE? Life has its turbulences and no one can go through all the struggles that LIFE throws us alone. Every person needs someone who "gets it" and is committed to working in partnership with you to find short term answers, generate long term solutions and getting to a place of understanding and peace. I have dedicated my life to helping people, children and adults, go through their LIFE's ups and downs without being drowned and getting to a place of acceptance and satisfaction.
(405) 648-5358 x231 View (405) 648-5358 x231
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Kelly Lashar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73069
Are you a couple in crisis due to recent events in your relationship? Do you need help with conflict, communication, friendship, and intimacy? Do you want to change patterns of selfishness and increase empathy and understanding in your relationship, building trust and commitment? In couples therapy, I help each partner gain insight into their own past, emotions, motivations, and defenses. If one or both of the individuals in the relationship are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or personality disorders, I am also trained to work with those diagnoses. We can work together to find healing.
Are you a couple in crisis due to recent events in your relationship? Do you need help with conflict, communication, friendship, and intimacy? Do you want to change patterns of selfishness and increase empathy and understanding in your relationship, building trust and commitment? In couples therapy, I help each partner gain insight into their own past, emotions, motivations, and defenses. If one or both of the individuals in the relationship are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or personality disorders, I am also trained to work with those diagnoses. We can work together to find healing.
(405) 294-1451 View (405) 294-1451
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Kim Porter-Divelbiss
Pastoral Counselor, MAPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73069
Don't struggle alone! Your mental and emotional health matters. Life is a constant mix of both the beautiful and the challenging. The challenging times can feel isolating and painful. We aren't designed to walk alone. We all need help and someone to journey with us at times. In addition to my training and education, I am an ordained minister with 13 years experience serving in a variety of ministry roles, including counseling. I offer an ecumenical approach and am honored to hold a special place for those who are unchurched. Let's work together to develop a plan for healing and growth.
Don't struggle alone! Your mental and emotional health matters. Life is a constant mix of both the beautiful and the challenging. The challenging times can feel isolating and painful. We aren't designed to walk alone. We all need help and someone to journey with us at times. In addition to my training and education, I am an ordained minister with 13 years experience serving in a variety of ministry roles, including counseling. I offer an ecumenical approach and am honored to hold a special place for those who are unchurched. Let's work together to develop a plan for healing and growth.
(405) 937-1974 View (405) 937-1974
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Cups of Tea Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, S
Verified Verified
Norman, OK 73069
Currently have a waitlist for in-person sessions. I’m Alexandria (Allie). I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults regarding various issues, problems, and figuring out how to navigate life. I enjoy helping people grow. This can look like so many things and sometimes that is the best part. We can learn ways to move forward. Let’s make it happen.
Currently have a waitlist for in-person sessions. I’m Alexandria (Allie). I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults regarding various issues, problems, and figuring out how to navigate life. I enjoy helping people grow. This can look like so many things and sometimes that is the best part. We can learn ways to move forward. Let’s make it happen.
(501) 254-6563 View (501) 254-6563
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Empowerment Behavioral/Mental Health, Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norman, OK 73072
Life is filled with ups and downs that we sometimes do not understand or have difficulty coping with. A different perspective from someone with your best interests at heart can be beneficial in better understanding, and possibly changing, the why and how we deal with these issues.
Life is filled with ups and downs that we sometimes do not understand or have difficulty coping with. A different perspective from someone with your best interests at heart can be beneficial in better understanding, and possibly changing, the why and how we deal with these issues.
(405) 857-2008 View (405) 857-2008

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Norman, OK

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Norman, OK who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Health Choice
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Norman, OK see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Norman?

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.