Therapists in Chadds Ford, PA

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Sean Dwyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Are you feeling frustrated in your marriage? Are you tired of having the same fight over and over again without anything changing? Do you have sexual concerns? With over a decade of clinical experience in treating couples who are struggling to connect emotionally and resolve conflicts, I understand how frustrating relationship problems can get. At the same time I also understand how difficult and even embarrassing it can be to call a counselor and admit that your relationship needs some help. But let me assure you that the discomfort of reaching out for help is well worth it.
Are you feeling frustrated in your marriage? Are you tired of having the same fight over and over again without anything changing? Do you have sexual concerns? With over a decade of clinical experience in treating couples who are struggling to connect emotionally and resolve conflicts, I understand how frustrating relationship problems can get. At the same time I also understand how difficult and even embarrassing it can be to call a counselor and admit that your relationship needs some help. But let me assure you that the discomfort of reaching out for help is well worth it.
(484) 498-6213 View (484) 498-6213
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Courtney Anne Comly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Psychologist specializing in CBT and evidence-based treatments for symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma. I completed my Doctor of Psychology at Immaculata University in 2016, as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2010. My training as a CBT provider was completed through the Beck Community Initiative at The University of Pennsylvania.
I am a Licensed Psychologist specializing in CBT and evidence-based treatments for symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma. I completed my Doctor of Psychology at Immaculata University in 2016, as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2010. My training as a CBT provider was completed through the Beck Community Initiative at The University of Pennsylvania.
(484) 559-7722 View (484) 559-7722
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Erin L King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Welcome! I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist in a safe, person-centered, trauma-informed environment. What is important to me is helping an individual reach their goals, whether it be decreased mood problems, better relationships, or trauma recovery.
Welcome! I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist in a safe, person-centered, trauma-informed environment. What is important to me is helping an individual reach their goals, whether it be decreased mood problems, better relationships, or trauma recovery.
(484) 986-3011 View (484) 986-3011
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Jennifer Nickels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
My ideal client will need support for struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Family or Relationship issues, social skills, anger management and other needs. Their goals will be rooted in understanding the conflict and learning tools to manage daily stressors and engage successfully overcoming individual challenges. My ideal client wants to enjoy the joys in life with an enhanced sense of confidence, accomplishment, strength and joy.
My ideal client will need support for struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Family or Relationship issues, social skills, anger management and other needs. Their goals will be rooted in understanding the conflict and learning tools to manage daily stressors and engage successfully overcoming individual challenges. My ideal client wants to enjoy the joys in life with an enhanced sense of confidence, accomplishment, strength and joy.
(484) 309-5850 View (484) 309-5850
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Karen Wallace-Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
As a therapist, my goal is to create an environment that is warm, inviting and nurturing, an environment that is safe to disclose your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and honestly. My hope is that I create a space for you to feel open and willing to explore the struggles, challenges and confusion that are impacting your life. I believe that all people have the potential to be aware of and enhance their strengths, and as a therapist, I like to help my clients facilitate that process.
As a therapist, my goal is to create an environment that is warm, inviting and nurturing, an environment that is safe to disclose your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly and honestly. My hope is that I create a space for you to feel open and willing to explore the struggles, challenges and confusion that are impacting your life. I believe that all people have the potential to be aware of and enhance their strengths, and as a therapist, I like to help my clients facilitate that process.
(215) 995-3028 View (215) 995-3028
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Andrea Roche
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
I provide counseling for individuals adjusting to being single after an abrupt breakup, and helping couples with marriage therapy, who have the desire to improve their relationships and the effectiveness of their communication skills. I work with clients who are struggling to keep their job or maintain close relationships with family. I provide counseling for teenagers struggling with ADD, depression, or destructive behaviors. I use proven, evidence based techniques to create solutions for clients' needs.
I provide counseling for individuals adjusting to being single after an abrupt breakup, and helping couples with marriage therapy, who have the desire to improve their relationships and the effectiveness of their communication skills. I work with clients who are struggling to keep their job or maintain close relationships with family. I provide counseling for teenagers struggling with ADD, depression, or destructive behaviors. I use proven, evidence based techniques to create solutions for clients' needs.
(610) 981-1031 View (610) 981-1031
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Angela Reyer Gillespie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, TCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
LIfe is hard but I love my job! I am passionate about providing empathetic and compassionate therapy for people struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, communication struggles, & more. I specialize in processing and moving beyond trauma and believe that the root to many of our struggles can be found in past relationships and attachments. I utilize systems theories and relational framework as a foundation for clients to explore and connect how relationships and environment impact larger goals and sense of self. I want to help you understand yourself better and utilize your past as strength to move forward.
LIfe is hard but I love my job! I am passionate about providing empathetic and compassionate therapy for people struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, communication struggles, & more. I specialize in processing and moving beyond trauma and believe that the root to many of our struggles can be found in past relationships and attachments. I utilize systems theories and relational framework as a foundation for clients to explore and connect how relationships and environment impact larger goals and sense of self. I want to help you understand yourself better and utilize your past as strength to move forward.
(484) 214-2854 View (484) 214-2854
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Anna J Bloomer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed in both DE & PA, who has been working in the Social Work field for over 25 years. She has been a practising psycho-therapeutic clinician for 14 years. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy as well as working within Family Systems. Anna incorporates a strong focus on Mindfulness within her treatment drawing on the 15 years of a meditation practice in her personal life. Anna is a bi-lingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (Colombian/American) psychotherapist who incorporates Cultural Competence in her treatment approach.
Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed in both DE & PA, who has been working in the Social Work field for over 25 years. She has been a practising psycho-therapeutic clinician for 14 years. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy as well as working within Family Systems. Anna incorporates a strong focus on Mindfulness within her treatment drawing on the 15 years of a meditation practice in her personal life. Anna is a bi-lingual (Spanish) and bi-cultural (Colombian/American) psychotherapist who incorporates Cultural Competence in her treatment approach.
(484) 613-3428 x148 View (484) 613-3428 x148
Stephanie Lindsay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Waitlist for new clients
"I offer my clients a brief model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has been shown to be the treatment of choice for individuals struggling with problems such as Anxiety, Depression and OCD. I help my clients replace their old habits with new, healthy means of coping."
"I offer my clients a brief model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has been shown to be the treatment of choice for individuals struggling with problems such as Anxiety, Depression and OCD. I help my clients replace their old habits with new, healthy means of coping."
(610) 679-9326 View (610) 679-9326
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David Edward Keenan
Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
I am an experienced clinician working with children and adolescents for over 15 years. I completed my Masters of Education (2014) and Masters of Social Work (2017) at Widener University. Through training with the Beck Community Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, I was able to earn a certification in CBT. I help young clients communicate their issues in a safe setting, free from judgement. They are able to express and make sense of complex emotions through CBT concepts. I also utilize game play and role play in my sessions to help exercise healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.
I am an experienced clinician working with children and adolescents for over 15 years. I completed my Masters of Education (2014) and Masters of Social Work (2017) at Widener University. Through training with the Beck Community Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, I was able to earn a certification in CBT. I help young clients communicate their issues in a safe setting, free from judgement. They are able to express and make sense of complex emotions through CBT concepts. I also utilize game play and role play in my sessions to help exercise healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.
(484) 642-8212 View (484) 642-8212
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Penelope Neckowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
As a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience, I am committed to working with individuals and couples to address physical and mental health issues, sexual/relationship concerns, professional challenges, and life transitions. I believe that a good psychotherapeutic relationship can help you to feel better about yourself, develop resilience and enhance your relationships. My program "Lost and Found" is for women who are 5-10 years post cancer treatment. This work helps to optimize your health, deal with the trauma of illness and find ways to utilize your strengths and abilities to live a more fulfilled, authentic life.
As a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience, I am committed to working with individuals and couples to address physical and mental health issues, sexual/relationship concerns, professional challenges, and life transitions. I believe that a good psychotherapeutic relationship can help you to feel better about yourself, develop resilience and enhance your relationships. My program "Lost and Found" is for women who are 5-10 years post cancer treatment. This work helps to optimize your health, deal with the trauma of illness and find ways to utilize your strengths and abilities to live a more fulfilled, authentic life.
(610) 388-4468 View (610) 388-4468
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Bent Mountain Springs Counseling, LLC Keisha Vuong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
I know the importance of building rapport and a therapeutic relationship “trust” with my clients. I take a non-judgmental supportive approach and have experience working with a diverse population of all ages. Together my goal is to help support you through the current challenges/struggles you face and to truly hear you and assist you in reaching a positive place.
I know the importance of building rapport and a therapeutic relationship “trust” with my clients. I take a non-judgmental supportive approach and have experience working with a diverse population of all ages. Together my goal is to help support you through the current challenges/struggles you face and to truly hear you and assist you in reaching a positive place.
(484) 209-5229 View (484) 209-5229
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Carol L Ciliberti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LBS
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
I believe you are capable of living the life you want.Through self awareness, recognizing your strengths and determining what motivates you,I believe that you have the power to change when given access to the proper insight, information and tools. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist using both emotion focused and cognitive behavioral strategies to motivate and create change. I create a safe environment in which you can truly be yourself, explore life's challenges and maybe even learn to laugh at yourself in the process.
I believe you are capable of living the life you want.Through self awareness, recognizing your strengths and determining what motivates you,I believe that you have the power to change when given access to the proper insight, information and tools. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist using both emotion focused and cognitive behavioral strategies to motivate and create change. I create a safe environment in which you can truly be yourself, explore life's challenges and maybe even learn to laugh at yourself in the process.
(610) 723-8093 View (610) 723-8093
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Erin McKeague
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Therapy is a collaborative process that promotes healing, change, and growth, and the therapy relationship is the foundation for this process. Given this, my goal is to provide you with a safe space in which we work together to meet your needs and goals for treatment. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, grief/loss, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety; you feel unfulfilled, lonely, or in need of support and coping skills; or you are in the midst of a life transition that you need help navigating, we can address these in therapy.
Therapy is a collaborative process that promotes healing, change, and growth, and the therapy relationship is the foundation for this process. Given this, my goal is to provide you with a safe space in which we work together to meet your needs and goals for treatment. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, grief/loss, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety; you feel unfulfilled, lonely, or in need of support and coping skills; or you are in the midst of a life transition that you need help navigating, we can address these in therapy.
(215) 607-8573 View (215) 607-8573
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Liz Carper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Not accepting new clients
Maybe you have been considering trying out therapy for some time. Reaching out for help can be intimidating and scary. It is normal to feel uncertain about therapy and what may be the next best step. I focus on meeting the client where they are in their journey to create an environment that provides empathy, humor, comfort, safety, validation, and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is all about the relationship between the therapist and client. We will work together to build a safe confidential space that allows you to address the concerns that brought you to seek therapy.
Maybe you have been considering trying out therapy for some time. Reaching out for help can be intimidating and scary. It is normal to feel uncertain about therapy and what may be the next best step. I focus on meeting the client where they are in their journey to create an environment that provides empathy, humor, comfort, safety, validation, and non-judgment. I believe that therapy is all about the relationship between the therapist and client. We will work together to build a safe confidential space that allows you to address the concerns that brought you to seek therapy.
(484) 603-6353 View (484) 603-6353
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H Pannill Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Are you feeling lonely, empty, and/or discontent? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or addiction? Congratulations, you have already shown courage by considering help. I am a collaborative therapist and I believe that we are all seeking wholeness. As a nationally known addiction therapist, I have experience assisting individuals and their families with addiction, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My approach to health is holistic. I believe that therapy is most effective when individuals learn to place equal value in developing emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.
Are you feeling lonely, empty, and/or discontent? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or addiction? Congratulations, you have already shown courage by considering help. I am a collaborative therapist and I believe that we are all seeking wholeness. As a nationally known addiction therapist, I have experience assisting individuals and their families with addiction, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My approach to health is holistic. I believe that therapy is most effective when individuals learn to place equal value in developing emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.
(302) 233-7996 View (302) 233-7996
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Kate Trabalka
LSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
We all want to feel our best, but sometimes there are things that can stand in our way. As a licensed social worker, I look forward to working with you to address the issues that you feel are holding you back. These could be depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or a difficult life transition. By tackling your concerns together, you can get closer to the quality of life you deserve.
We all want to feel our best, but sometimes there are things that can stand in our way. As a licensed social worker, I look forward to working with you to address the issues that you feel are holding you back. These could be depression, anxiety, loss and grief, or a difficult life transition. By tackling your concerns together, you can get closer to the quality of life you deserve.
(484) 873-2378 View (484) 873-2378
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Felder Therapy and Mediation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Seeking therapy means you have to trust a new and unfamiliar person and process. My job is to create a strong therapeutic relationship that allows you to explore the circumstances and relationships that are interfering with your life in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. In my practice, I help my clients gain personal insight and individual strength to help them address issues with depression, stress and anxiety, parenting, life transitions and interpersonal relationships. I have a certificate from Bryn Mawr College in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and I especially enjoy working with preteens, teens, and young adults.
Seeking therapy means you have to trust a new and unfamiliar person and process. My job is to create a strong therapeutic relationship that allows you to explore the circumstances and relationships that are interfering with your life in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. In my practice, I help my clients gain personal insight and individual strength to help them address issues with depression, stress and anxiety, parenting, life transitions and interpersonal relationships. I have a certificate from Bryn Mawr College in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and I especially enjoy working with preteens, teens, and young adults.
(484) 652-8742 View (484) 652-8742
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Elise Merenda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SAP, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of counseling. My approach to counseling is strengths-based, with a focus on helping you to find the positive solutions for your concerns. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, families, and couples. I have experience working with survivors of domestic abuse, toxic relationships, as well as sexual assault.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of counseling. My approach to counseling is strengths-based, with a focus on helping you to find the positive solutions for your concerns. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, families, and couples. I have experience working with survivors of domestic abuse, toxic relationships, as well as sexual assault.
(215) 874-3809 View (215) 874-3809
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Leslie S. Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Hope. Acceptance. Understanding. Guidance. Clarity. Solutions. These words reflect what we are often looking for when facing life struggles and each embody what I strive to provide. My desire is to journey with you in a supportive, caring environment centered on a mutual partnership. This builds a foundation from which you can share your story, feel heard, discover your goals, and address the circumstances you are facing. I value understanding you as a whole person with strengths and the ability to grow. I believe that people can gain the insight and skills needed to experience transformation through well-researched interventions.
Hope. Acceptance. Understanding. Guidance. Clarity. Solutions. These words reflect what we are often looking for when facing life struggles and each embody what I strive to provide. My desire is to journey with you in a supportive, caring environment centered on a mutual partnership. This builds a foundation from which you can share your story, feel heard, discover your goals, and address the circumstances you are facing. I value understanding you as a whole person with strengths and the ability to grow. I believe that people can gain the insight and skills needed to experience transformation through well-researched interventions.
(484) 679-4268 View (484) 679-4268

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chadds Ford, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Chadds Ford, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
72% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
60% Highmark
53% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Chadds Ford, PA see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chadds Ford?

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.