Therapists in Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR

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Colleen Moloney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97211
I've worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings and in private practice for 20 years. Currently I work with adults and couples. A primary focus of my work is centered around relationships which are both exciting and complicated.Therapy creates a safe, non-judgmental space for self reflection, connection and growth. With a sense of connection to your own values, you can make conscious and informed decisions about how you move in the world and in relationships. I see my job as helping you to discover and practice who you want to be.
I've worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings and in private practice for 20 years. Currently I work with adults and couples. A primary focus of my work is centered around relationships which are both exciting and complicated.Therapy creates a safe, non-judgmental space for self reflection, connection and growth. With a sense of connection to your own values, you can make conscious and informed decisions about how you move in the world and in relationships. I see my job as helping you to discover and practice who you want to be.
(971) 247-9890 View (971) 247-9890
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Christy Blevins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist and offer individual therapy to adults. I specialize in working with clients who have difficulties related to the impact of stressful or traumatic events and have experience in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I also help clients with anxiety and depression. Clients may have a specific goal for therapy or want to focus on personal growth. In all cases, I tailor my approach to best support clients in connecting with what matters most in their life. In the past 10 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds.
I am a licensed psychologist and offer individual therapy to adults. I specialize in working with clients who have difficulties related to the impact of stressful or traumatic events and have experience in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I also help clients with anxiety and depression. Clients may have a specific goal for therapy or want to focus on personal growth. In all cases, I tailor my approach to best support clients in connecting with what matters most in their life. In the past 10 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds.
(971) 350-0900 View (971) 350-0900
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Tabi Evans
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
Regular books closed - accepting clients for gender-affirming letters of support. The past few years have led to major increases in stress, social isolation and depression or anxiety, and collective trauma (often leaving an unequal burden on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color). This can make it difficult to find joy, experience pleasure, and be active participants in our own lives. I provide evidenced-based supportive therapy for trans and gender-nonconforming young people (6-18 years old) and young adults (18-30s) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to significant life events.
Regular books closed - accepting clients for gender-affirming letters of support. The past few years have led to major increases in stress, social isolation and depression or anxiety, and collective trauma (often leaving an unequal burden on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color). This can make it difficult to find joy, experience pleasure, and be active participants in our own lives. I provide evidenced-based supportive therapy for trans and gender-nonconforming young people (6-18 years old) and young adults (18-30s) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to significant life events.
(971) 252-7360 View (971) 252-7360
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Dr. Jenna LeJeune
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227
I provide focused, time-limited psychotherapy for individuals who are stuck and who want to make changes in their lives. This approach allows my clients to make real and impactful changes over a relatively short period of time. My commitment is to help the people I work with live lives that are more meaningful and fulfilling. I utilize empirically supported treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based therapy. Most importantly, I strive to always treat clients with dignity, respect, and compassion as I work to help them create for themselves the kind of meaningful life they desire.
I provide focused, time-limited psychotherapy for individuals who are stuck and who want to make changes in their lives. This approach allows my clients to make real and impactful changes over a relatively short period of time. My commitment is to help the people I work with live lives that are more meaningful and fulfilling. I utilize empirically supported treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based therapy. Most importantly, I strive to always treat clients with dignity, respect, and compassion as I work to help them create for themselves the kind of meaningful life they desire.
(971) 224-7639 View (971) 224-7639
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Andrew Trelstad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212
My approach to counseling is to create a safe space for you and your family to build hope. We will work to raise awareness around the emotions that so often drive our behaviors. As emotional awareness increases we can choose different responses. Rather than the instantaneous reactions that plague many of us, we will be able to respond intentionally and thoughtfully. As we come to understand the emotional basis of our reactions, and choose to change our responses, we can break negative patterns of behavior with our partners, family, children, colleagues, and other people in our lives.
My approach to counseling is to create a safe space for you and your family to build hope. We will work to raise awareness around the emotions that so often drive our behaviors. As emotional awareness increases we can choose different responses. Rather than the instantaneous reactions that plague many of us, we will be able to respond intentionally and thoughtfully. As we come to understand the emotional basis of our reactions, and choose to change our responses, we can break negative patterns of behavior with our partners, family, children, colleagues, and other people in our lives.
(971) 257-5791 View (971) 257-5791
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Mary Thornburg Krug
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Are you frequently bothered by memories that just won't go away? When you face something new in life, are you afraid you can't handle it? Do you beat yourself up over mistakes that you have made? Do you find it difficult to say No to a request, or to ask for help from others? Do you feel burned out and frustrated with family or work relationships? Many of us have gone the route of self-help books, but these have limited value since they aren't tailored to our individual lives. My work with you is.
Are you frequently bothered by memories that just won't go away? When you face something new in life, are you afraid you can't handle it? Do you beat yourself up over mistakes that you have made? Do you find it difficult to say No to a request, or to ask for help from others? Do you feel burned out and frustrated with family or work relationships? Many of us have gone the route of self-help books, but these have limited value since they aren't tailored to our individual lives. My work with you is.
(503) 487-0140 View (503) 487-0140
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Dr. David Ixtlahuac
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212
I believe that human connection begins with exploring our own vulnerabilities. My human experience has led me to process moments of disappointment and pain. I experienced challenges and I experienced successes. Everything from difficult breakups to investing in healthy relationships. I continue to learn and transform from all of this because life has its ebbs and flows which I use to find inner balance.
I believe that human connection begins with exploring our own vulnerabilities. My human experience has led me to process moments of disappointment and pain. I experienced challenges and I experienced successes. Everything from difficult breakups to investing in healthy relationships. I continue to learn and transform from all of this because life has its ebbs and flows which I use to find inner balance.
(503) 694-3726 View (503) 694-3726
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Marla McFadin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Licensed in OR and CA. I work with individuals, couples and partnered adults to create a collaborative relationship. Fully understand your Self in relationship and what is happening for you in the present. In a safe holding, we explore the nature of the context in which you came to know yourself and understand your current situation and what you experience now. This process provides for flexibility, resilience, whole presence, agency and efficacy. When you know who you are and can be compassionate and accepting of yourself, resourcing and negotiating your needs in the world becomes both more peaceful and more satisfying.
Licensed in OR and CA. I work with individuals, couples and partnered adults to create a collaborative relationship. Fully understand your Self in relationship and what is happening for you in the present. In a safe holding, we explore the nature of the context in which you came to know yourself and understand your current situation and what you experience now. This process provides for flexibility, resilience, whole presence, agency and efficacy. When you know who you are and can be compassionate and accepting of yourself, resourcing and negotiating your needs in the world becomes both more peaceful and more satisfying.
(503) 966-2645 View (503) 966-2645
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Janis Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212
The power of healing and growth is revealed through acceptance and integration. Perceived problems often conceal opportunities and strengths to which you hold the key. I am a guide for your journey of discovery. Whether you seek lifestyle change, analysis, or personal/professional growth, our relationship will support goal identification and attainment. I have been developing my craft since 1995 and am currently accepting students and professionals for clinical supervision and psychotherapy patients.
The power of healing and growth is revealed through acceptance and integration. Perceived problems often conceal opportunities and strengths to which you hold the key. I am a guide for your journey of discovery. Whether you seek lifestyle change, analysis, or personal/professional growth, our relationship will support goal identification and attainment. I have been developing my craft since 1995 and am currently accepting students and professionals for clinical supervision and psychotherapy patients.
(541) 241-8145 View (541) 241-8145
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Adabel Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a safe and supportive space for people of all ages to feel heard and to express themselves, to talk about the things that are hard to talk about, and to increase awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they can make the changes they want to see. I balance holding space with skill-building to move towards specific and meaningful goals that we create collaboratively. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as providing parenting guidance and support.
I provide a safe and supportive space for people of all ages to feel heard and to express themselves, to talk about the things that are hard to talk about, and to increase awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they can make the changes they want to see. I balance holding space with skill-building to move towards specific and meaningful goals that we create collaboratively. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as providing parenting guidance and support.
(971) 298-8790 View (971) 298-8790
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Shannon Glade, MFT, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QMHP
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
My work is focused on pairing mindfulness with other evidence-based tools to help clients achieve their goals- whether that is to receive support through life transitions, improve relationship satisfaction, enhance parenting skills, manage anxiety, or heal from painful experiences.
My work is focused on pairing mindfulness with other evidence-based tools to help clients achieve their goals- whether that is to receive support through life transitions, improve relationship satisfaction, enhance parenting skills, manage anxiety, or heal from painful experiences.
(503) 966-3736 View (503) 966-3736
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Madeline Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with humxns of color and non-binary femmes ready to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I work across the lifespan (ages 11 - 70+).
I specialize in working with humxns of color and non-binary femmes ready to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I work across the lifespan (ages 11 - 70+).
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Lolo Haha
MA, DiplPW
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97211
Clients find me when looking for someone outside the mainstream world of counseling — someone who is queer-, kink-, and poly-affirming, and who approaches their work from a social justice perspective. My clients appreciate my balance of compassionate and loving presence with the capacity to firmly interrupt unhelpful patterns and help new ones fall into place.
Clients find me when looking for someone outside the mainstream world of counseling — someone who is queer-, kink-, and poly-affirming, and who approaches their work from a social justice perspective. My clients appreciate my balance of compassionate and loving presence with the capacity to firmly interrupt unhelpful patterns and help new ones fall into place.
(971) 257-1672 View (971) 257-1672
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Naomi Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227
I work with children, teens, and young adults. There are so many ways a young person or family can get stuck. Maybe you’re a caregiver caught in a loop with a child who has trouble with tantrums, sleep, or toileting. Or you’re a middle-schooler, teen, or young adult who can’t do the stuff you care about most because you’re feeling sad, anxious, angry, or having a hard time getting along with people. Or you might be struggling to heal from trauma, manage health problems, or navigate neurodiversity in an unsupportive world. It’s not your fault that you got stuck and it’s not your fault that nothing you tried has worked just yet.
I work with children, teens, and young adults. There are so many ways a young person or family can get stuck. Maybe you’re a caregiver caught in a loop with a child who has trouble with tantrums, sleep, or toileting. Or you’re a middle-schooler, teen, or young adult who can’t do the stuff you care about most because you’re feeling sad, anxious, angry, or having a hard time getting along with people. Or you might be struggling to heal from trauma, manage health problems, or navigate neurodiversity in an unsupportive world. It’s not your fault that you got stuck and it’s not your fault that nothing you tried has worked just yet.
(971) 293-4871 View (971) 293-4871
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Frankie Forrester
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
As a Black, non-binary, transracial adoptee, identity work is the name of my game. I often work with BIPOC and/or gender non-conforming individuals including children, pre-teens, and adults. I focus my clinical work in supporting those navigating challenges that arise from identity work: racial, gender, familial, societal, etc. The subject of adoption is particularly close to my heart and one that holds much nuance and intricacy. We may be a good fit if you are looking to explore any of the aforementioned or are the parent and/or guardian of the aforementioned. Find me at: www.crybaby.care
As a Black, non-binary, transracial adoptee, identity work is the name of my game. I often work with BIPOC and/or gender non-conforming individuals including children, pre-teens, and adults. I focus my clinical work in supporting those navigating challenges that arise from identity work: racial, gender, familial, societal, etc. The subject of adoption is particularly close to my heart and one that holds much nuance and intricacy. We may be a good fit if you are looking to explore any of the aforementioned or are the parent and/or guardian of the aforementioned. Find me at: www.crybaby.care
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J. Rene' Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97211
For some of us life can bring some pretty significant challenges, stressors or transitions that just have "you stuck" in unproductive patterns in relationships, work, school or just life in general. You yearn for release-freedom from these unproductive repetitions; but where to turn? It takes courage to seek help and the task of finding the right person can be overwhelming. The thought of talking to someone who does not understand your cultural lens makes therapy seem "hardly worth the effort". UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER EXCEPTING CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.
For some of us life can bring some pretty significant challenges, stressors or transitions that just have "you stuck" in unproductive patterns in relationships, work, school or just life in general. You yearn for release-freedom from these unproductive repetitions; but where to turn? It takes courage to seek help and the task of finding the right person can be overwhelming. The thought of talking to someone who does not understand your cultural lens makes therapy seem "hardly worth the effort". UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER EXCEPTING CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.
(503) 406-4809 View (503) 406-4809
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Priyadarshani (Priya) Loess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
Life can be incredibly painful at times. It is helpful to have someone in our corner, who will support and validate, as well as guide and challenge when necessary. My aim is to help you see yourself not as flawed or broken, but as worthy of compassion and acceptance. I can help you work through recovery from sexual assault and trauma, depression, body image concerns, exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, cultivating healthy relationships, social anxiety, navigating culture and sense of self, coping with pet loss, life transitions, and understanding, regulating, and managing emotions
Life can be incredibly painful at times. It is helpful to have someone in our corner, who will support and validate, as well as guide and challenge when necessary. My aim is to help you see yourself not as flawed or broken, but as worthy of compassion and acceptance. I can help you work through recovery from sexual assault and trauma, depression, body image concerns, exploring gender identity, exploring sexuality, cultivating healthy relationships, social anxiety, navigating culture and sense of self, coping with pet loss, life transitions, and understanding, regulating, and managing emotions
(971) 252-7097 View (971) 252-7097
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Gaian Body Psychotherapy
LPC Intern, MA, PCA
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
(971) 273-2129 View (971) 273-2129
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Resonance LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
For those of us who have experienced trauma, we have also experienced a secondary trauma by not having a secure attachment figure or sense of safety to help us co-regulate and repair. Our practice provides an accompanied space where you can feel safe(r) to process trauma and begin the lifelong journey towards healing. We are relational therapists and specialize in working with adult clients of color who have experienced racial trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, childhood abuse and neglect, complex trauma, transracial adoption and/or adoption-related trauma and anxiety and depression.
For those of us who have experienced trauma, we have also experienced a secondary trauma by not having a secure attachment figure or sense of safety to help us co-regulate and repair. Our practice provides an accompanied space where you can feel safe(r) to process trauma and begin the lifelong journey towards healing. We are relational therapists and specialize in working with adult clients of color who have experienced racial trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, childhood abuse and neglect, complex trauma, transracial adoption and/or adoption-related trauma and anxiety and depression.
(971) 314-4532 View (971) 314-4532
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Gillian Boudreau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR 97212
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist. I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Urban and rural, inpatient and outpatient work settings have taught me about the many challenges an individual may face including experiences of oppression and injustice, as well as a deep appreciation for the richness of the human experience. My style is described as warm, analytical and collaborative, balancing deep emotional work with elements of humor and lightness when appropriate. I aim to help clients address the root of complex challenges, in a safe and supported way.
(971) 306-4786 View (971) 306-4786

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Number of Therapists in Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Grief
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
43% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
35% Aetna

How Therapists in Alberta Arts District, Portland, OR see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
23% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alberta Arts District, Portland?

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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.