Therapists in Cranberry Township, PA

Photo of Dianna W Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Dianna W Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Do you feel unhappy in your life or relationships? Is self-doubt getting in your way? Or perhaps 'people-pleasing' behaviors or seeking approval from others impacts your ability to enjoy your life. We can work collaboratively to identify your individual needs, develop goals that are manageable, and strive together to help you develop skills that can last a lifetime. Whether you want to reduce anxiety or depressive symptoms, build self-approval and self-acceptance, or empower your boundary-setting skills, I am committed to supporting you in a safe environment. Together, we can create a compassionate plan that fits your needs.
Do you feel unhappy in your life or relationships? Is self-doubt getting in your way? Or perhaps 'people-pleasing' behaviors or seeking approval from others impacts your ability to enjoy your life. We can work collaboratively to identify your individual needs, develop goals that are manageable, and strive together to help you develop skills that can last a lifetime. Whether you want to reduce anxiety or depressive symptoms, build self-approval and self-acceptance, or empower your boundary-setting skills, I am committed to supporting you in a safe environment. Together, we can create a compassionate plan that fits your needs.
(724) 201-3603 View (724) 201-3603
Photo of Maggie Vaughan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranberry Township, PA
Maggie Vaughan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families. I practice psychotherapy, which involves a range of treatments that can help with adjustment problems, emotional challenges and mental health issues. My overall intention is that of support, relief and to help one understand their feelings through talking and education resulting in an improved quality of life.
I work with individuals, couples and families. I practice psychotherapy, which involves a range of treatments that can help with adjustment problems, emotional challenges and mental health issues. My overall intention is that of support, relief and to help one understand their feelings through talking and education resulting in an improved quality of life.
(878) 208-4653 View (878) 208-4653
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Mary Murrin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to work toward resolving personal struggles. I offer a confidential place for counseling and support in a collaborative environment. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in multiple behavioral health settings which have included private practice, outpatient behavioral agencies, schools, drug and alcohol centers, and in-patient units.
Therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to work toward resolving personal struggles. I offer a confidential place for counseling and support in a collaborative environment. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in multiple behavioral health settings which have included private practice, outpatient behavioral agencies, schools, drug and alcohol centers, and in-patient units.
(724) 577-7927 View (724) 577-7927
Photo of Exposure Therapist: Marlana Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranberry Township, PA
Exposure Therapist: Marlana Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066  (Online Only)
You’re motivated, emotionally intelligent, and highly self-aware, but OCD, ADHD, Social Anxiety, Trauma and big emotions stop you from thriving. And you’re sick of it. You want to have interactions without intrusive thoughts getting in the way. You want to break cycles and heal from you and your family’s pasts. You want to find connection, and grow, and flourish. Sometimes all we need to heal and/or optimize is a little guidance. Treating OCD, anxiety and trauma can be counter-intuitive, the difficulties of ADHD don't get enough respect, and rarely are we taught how to tolerate or regulate our emotions.
You’re motivated, emotionally intelligent, and highly self-aware, but OCD, ADHD, Social Anxiety, Trauma and big emotions stop you from thriving. And you’re sick of it. You want to have interactions without intrusive thoughts getting in the way. You want to break cycles and heal from you and your family’s pasts. You want to find connection, and grow, and flourish. Sometimes all we need to heal and/or optimize is a little guidance. Treating OCD, anxiety and trauma can be counter-intuitive, the difficulties of ADHD don't get enough respect, and rarely are we taught how to tolerate or regulate our emotions.
(724) 262-5681 View (724) 262-5681
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Grace Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
"We Are Currently Accepting New Clients". We offer counseling with Licensed therapists as well as Post Masters therapists. We provide a faith-based, holistic and systemic approach in a therapeutic environment. Each therapist is willing to come alongside individuals, couples and families in need. Practice standards are aligned with American Association of Christian Counselors as well as our licensed therapists are part of the AAMFT.
"We Are Currently Accepting New Clients". We offer counseling with Licensed therapists as well as Post Masters therapists. We provide a faith-based, holistic and systemic approach in a therapeutic environment. Each therapist is willing to come alongside individuals, couples and families in need. Practice standards are aligned with American Association of Christian Counselors as well as our licensed therapists are part of the AAMFT.
(724) 315-3061 View (724) 315-3061
Photo of Crystal Parish, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Crystal Parish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Change can come in many forms in our lives. It might come suddenly like a tidal wave, or gradually like a slow dripping leak. It might come in the form of devastating tragedy, difficult choices, broken relationships, or even new opportunities. Although change can be extremely hard, it can also be extremely necessary. Experiencing anything great in life requires us to challenge ourselves to push past our comfort zones. However, we oftentimes avoid change out of fear of the unknown, or self-doubt. Other times, we don’t realize the need for change until we experience pain.
Change can come in many forms in our lives. It might come suddenly like a tidal wave, or gradually like a slow dripping leak. It might come in the form of devastating tragedy, difficult choices, broken relationships, or even new opportunities. Although change can be extremely hard, it can also be extremely necessary. Experiencing anything great in life requires us to challenge ourselves to push past our comfort zones. However, we oftentimes avoid change out of fear of the unknown, or self-doubt. Other times, we don’t realize the need for change until we experience pain.
(724) 390-6257 View (724) 390-6257
Photo of Emily Dries, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Emily Dries
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I believe that we as individuals are the true experts about our own lives, and that positive change is not only possible but is within reach, when we are provided with the support we need. As a therapist, my goal is to provide this support through offering a non-judgmental space for clients that will allow them to identify, reflect on, and challenge undesired thoughts and behaviors. I believe that therapy should be a collaboration aimed to help my clients arrive at practical solutions in order to create more positive outcomes and begin to move forward in a healthier way.
I believe that we as individuals are the true experts about our own lives, and that positive change is not only possible but is within reach, when we are provided with the support we need. As a therapist, my goal is to provide this support through offering a non-judgmental space for clients that will allow them to identify, reflect on, and challenge undesired thoughts and behaviors. I believe that therapy should be a collaboration aimed to help my clients arrive at practical solutions in order to create more positive outcomes and begin to move forward in a healthier way.
(724) 204-2354 View (724) 204-2354
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Bob Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
Whether you're dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
(724) 618-3707 View (724) 618-3707
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Jenny Rozzell
CH, ACC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I am a Board Certified Hypnotist and Coach with years of experience. I believe in a holistic approach,meaning that mind, body, and spirit all play into our well-being. Seeking help can feel uncomfortable not only to those who have never sought it before, but also to those who have had negative experiences. I adapt my approach to each individual’s unique situation. I strive to provide a comfortable, confidential, safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space; where you will not simply "learn coping skills", but will learn how to work through stresses and problems to facilitate long-lasting change. My goal is to help you help yourself!
I am a Board Certified Hypnotist and Coach with years of experience. I believe in a holistic approach,meaning that mind, body, and spirit all play into our well-being. Seeking help can feel uncomfortable not only to those who have never sought it before, but also to those who have had negative experiences. I adapt my approach to each individual’s unique situation. I strive to provide a comfortable, confidential, safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space; where you will not simply "learn coping skills", but will learn how to work through stresses and problems to facilitate long-lasting change. My goal is to help you help yourself!
(724) 578-5836 View (724) 578-5836
Photo of Amber Rhodes, Pre-Licensed Professional in Cranberry Township, PA
Amber Rhodes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I believe that the most effective therapy to help you see the changes you want to see begins with the relationship between the therapist and the client. My approach is unique to every client and my focus is on you as a person. I have a very eclectic style that is very much trauma-informed, and I am a fully trained EMDR therapist.
I believe that the most effective therapy to help you see the changes you want to see begins with the relationship between the therapist and the client. My approach is unique to every client and my focus is on you as a person. I have a very eclectic style that is very much trauma-informed, and I am a fully trained EMDR therapist.
(724) 268-4748 View (724) 268-4748
Photo of David Sarver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
David Sarver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to allow adults and adolescents to comfortably express and process their thoughts and feelings. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between the client and their therapist. It is a way for someone to explore what they are feeling or thinking, which can help them learn more about themselves and make positive life changes.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to allow adults and adolescents to comfortably express and process their thoughts and feelings. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between the client and their therapist. It is a way for someone to explore what they are feeling or thinking, which can help them learn more about themselves and make positive life changes.
(724) 653-5221 View (724) 653-5221
Photo of Dr. Ian C Edwards, Psychologist in Cranberry Township, PA
Dr. Ian C Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Waitlist for new clients
Many of us have been emotionally wounded by family members, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and/or strangers. Psychological suffering can take on many forms, showing up in our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. Sometimes it can be experienced as sadness, depression, worry, anxiety, etc. This form of suffering, while painful, often points to the parts of ourselves that invite healing. And while the challenges of living with such experiences can be immense, they also present opportunities for growth. The truth is that you can find peace of mind, solace in your heart, and live joyfully, regardless of your past.
Many of us have been emotionally wounded by family members, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and/or strangers. Psychological suffering can take on many forms, showing up in our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. Sometimes it can be experienced as sadness, depression, worry, anxiety, etc. This form of suffering, while painful, often points to the parts of ourselves that invite healing. And while the challenges of living with such experiences can be immense, they also present opportunities for growth. The truth is that you can find peace of mind, solace in your heart, and live joyfully, regardless of your past.
(724) 973-4528 View (724) 973-4528
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Adam M McCandless
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I believe the most effective therapists are those that are genuine, caring and always put their clients needs first. I have years of experience working with Addiction, Mental Health, and Families. I pride myself in being honest, trustworthy, patient, dedicated, compassionate, insightful, organized, personable, and optimistic. My desire to deeply understand problems, situations, and people led me to pursue a career as a Professional Counselor which I embrace to this day and take great pride in. Being a part of a person's transformation and helping them to become better versions of themselves is truly inspiring.
I believe the most effective therapists are those that are genuine, caring and always put their clients needs first. I have years of experience working with Addiction, Mental Health, and Families. I pride myself in being honest, trustworthy, patient, dedicated, compassionate, insightful, organized, personable, and optimistic. My desire to deeply understand problems, situations, and people led me to pursue a career as a Professional Counselor which I embrace to this day and take great pride in. Being a part of a person's transformation and helping them to become better versions of themselves is truly inspiring.
(412) 426-3202 View (412) 426-3202
Photo of Steve Wize | Mental Fitness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranberry Township, PA
Steve Wize | Mental Fitness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Mental health has a stigma. It implies that someone who is struggling needs help from a therapist just to return back to their baseline. At Mental Fitness, however, we want to help you achieve more than that. We do this by challenging our clients to remove self-limiting beliefs, master their emotions, and improve their relationships. Beyond just listening and validating, we offer guidance and structure to inspire you to achieve your best self. Here at Mental Fitness, we truly believe, “If you master your thinking, you master your life!”
Mental health has a stigma. It implies that someone who is struggling needs help from a therapist just to return back to their baseline. At Mental Fitness, however, we want to help you achieve more than that. We do this by challenging our clients to remove self-limiting beliefs, master their emotions, and improve their relationships. Beyond just listening and validating, we offer guidance and structure to inspire you to achieve your best self. Here at Mental Fitness, we truly believe, “If you master your thinking, you master your life!”
(412) 231-9931 View (412) 231-9931
Photo of Monica Dunlap, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Monica Dunlap
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Unfortunately many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. I am especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. A client once told me "You should be a therapist for people who do not like therapy". I try to understand people on an individual level & adapt my skills to meet their needs. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working through the root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
Unfortunately many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. I am especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. A client once told me "You should be a therapist for people who do not like therapy". I try to understand people on an individual level & adapt my skills to meet their needs. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working through the root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
(412) 424-6548 View (412) 424-6548
Photo of Michelle (Bell) Braun, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cranberry Township, PA
Michelle (Bell) Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I am a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience in working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues. While I use a multifaceted approach when working with clients, I have found that mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy together provide the most benefit. Because our relationships with ourselves and others have been so heavily influenced by what we learned in our family of origin, I also help clients to understand how these family dynamics impact various aspects of life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience in working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues. While I use a multifaceted approach when working with clients, I have found that mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy together provide the most benefit. Because our relationships with ourselves and others have been so heavily influenced by what we learned in our family of origin, I also help clients to understand how these family dynamics impact various aspects of life.
(412) 455-7223 View (412) 455-7223
Photo of Jennie Ringeisen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Jennie Ringeisen
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Hi, my name is Jennie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My therapy style is based on us all being human and needing support and guidance throughout our lives. I decided to go into the counseling field because I believe that every person deserves to have care in their life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
Hi, my name is Jennie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. My therapy style is based on us all being human and needing support and guidance throughout our lives. I decided to go into the counseling field because I believe that every person deserves to have care in their life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
(724) 414-3446 View (724) 414-3446
Photo of Michael R Gregory, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Michael R Gregory
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I work from the premise that every individual has the answers within themselves, and my goal is to help them discover those truths and make the changes they choose for themself. Nonjudgmental care is the cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship. Learning to trust in this relationship can hold the keys to unlocking one’s ability to develop healthy relationships, a more enjoyable life, and a whole self. It is a rich place were otherwise hidden patterns and habits can be discovered and changed.
I work from the premise that every individual has the answers within themselves, and my goal is to help them discover those truths and make the changes they choose for themself. Nonjudgmental care is the cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship. Learning to trust in this relationship can hold the keys to unlocking one’s ability to develop healthy relationships, a more enjoyable life, and a whole self. It is a rich place were otherwise hidden patterns and habits can be discovered and changed.
(724) 573-3916 View (724) 573-3916
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at Christiancounselingwpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website at Christiancounselingwpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 824-8461 View (724) 824-8461
Photo of Dunlap & Associates Counseling and Art Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cranberry Township, PA
Dunlap & Associates Counseling and Art Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
NOW OFFERING ART THERAPY. Many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. We are especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. Clients have described us as “Therapists for people who don’t like therapy”. We try to understand people on an individual level & adapt our skills to meet their needs. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working to root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
NOW OFFERING ART THERAPY. Many people have had negative experiences with counseling, making them hesitant to seek help again. We are especially skilled at working with those who are uncomfortable with the idea of therapy. Clients have described us as “Therapists for people who don’t like therapy”. We try to understand people on an individual level & adapt our skills to meet their needs. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, & nonjudgmental atmosphere. Therapy should not be simply "learning coping skills", to deal with negative feelings, it should involve working to root of the problem to facilitate long-lasting change.
(878) 313-2422 View (878) 313-2422

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Number of Therapists in Cranberry Township, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Cranberry Township, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Highmark
74% University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

How Therapists in Cranberry Township, PA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cranberry Township?

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.