Therapists in Hazle Township, PA

Photo of Lucía Ohuche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hazle Township, PA
Lucía Ohuche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hazle Township, PA 18202
Are you perceiving your sensitivity as a detriment in your life? Have your uniqueness and neurodivergence been used against you? I am here to help you make that shift and remove each layer of fear that has been planted in you and has led to chaos and lack of acceptance. Evidence-based practice modalities along with holistic approaches can help you regulate your nervous system, learn more about your emotions and manage depressive symptoms to find the opportunities to grow in the process.
Are you perceiving your sensitivity as a detriment in your life? Have your uniqueness and neurodivergence been used against you? I am here to help you make that shift and remove each layer of fear that has been planted in you and has led to chaos and lack of acceptance. Evidence-based practice modalities along with holistic approaches can help you regulate your nervous system, learn more about your emotions and manage depressive symptoms to find the opportunities to grow in the process.
(570) 989-9130 View (570) 989-9130

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Photo of Mountaintop Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Mountaintop Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hazleton, PA 18201
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
Sometimes it just seems like we are going through life without direction. Sometimes we have never really been able to express who we are to another person. Sometimes we just feel lost. Whatever the reason, know that you don’t have to go through each day feeling this way. Through counseling, you can learn what the next steps might be for you and how to manage your thoughts and emotions. At Mountaintop Counseling, we will be empathetic and honest. The therapeutic alliance can be such a powerful force to help you see your issues in a different light.
(570) 600-5658 View (570) 600-5658
Photo of Michele Reich, Psychologist in Hazle Township, PA
Michele Reich
Psychologist, PsyD, HHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
Life can present us with challenges at any age. Each of these times can be an opportunity to grow and make changes. Therapy can provide a safe place for self exploration, understanding, and acceptance. At times, therapy can be anxiety provoking when we think about being vulnerable to someone we do not know. Allowing youself to be open to this process can lead to long-term benefits of coping, resiliency, and healing. I will join with you in the therapy journey in a safe and comfortable environment. My website is www.drmichelereich.com
Life can present us with challenges at any age. Each of these times can be an opportunity to grow and make changes. Therapy can provide a safe place for self exploration, understanding, and acceptance. At times, therapy can be anxiety provoking when we think about being vulnerable to someone we do not know. Allowing youself to be open to this process can lead to long-term benefits of coping, resiliency, and healing. I will join with you in the therapy journey in a safe and comfortable environment. My website is www.drmichelereich.com
(610) 365-4156 View (610) 365-4156
Photo of Meralea Oberto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hazle Township, PA
Meralea Oberto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Our philosophy is that the services provided at Alternative Pathways are valuable tools, to help the individual problem solve and live a holistic life. Our services are for anyone who wants to embrace change and learn about their whole self. No matter what it is you want to focus on, you deserve the space and support needed to make a positive change in your life. We want to provide you with that space and support so that you can live a holistic lifestyle. All of our providers specialize in a number of areas including issues for survivors of crime, men's issues, and couples coaching.
Our philosophy is that the services provided at Alternative Pathways are valuable tools, to help the individual problem solve and live a holistic life. Our services are for anyone who wants to embrace change and learn about their whole self. No matter what it is you want to focus on, you deserve the space and support needed to make a positive change in your life. We want to provide you with that space and support so that you can live a holistic lifestyle. All of our providers specialize in a number of areas including issues for survivors of crime, men's issues, and couples coaching.
(570) 535-4468 View (570) 535-4468
Photo of Scott J Masotti, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Scott J Masotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Waitlist for new clients
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
The stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences are our realities, and these realities shape how we perceive our past, current, and future experiences in our lives. Sometimes, these stories do not allow us to feel the level of happiness and fulfillment in which we desire due to problems dominating our stories. It is my goal to support individuals, families, couples, and groups in developing a sense of hope and possibility that were not previously there. This hope provides space for unique possible outcomes where these individuals can develop a story that includes happiness and life fulfillment.
(272) 268-3309 View (272) 268-3309
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(570) 514-4584 View (570) 514-4584
Photo of Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
West Hazleton, PA 18202
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(272) 203-5714 x1 View (272) 203-5714 x1
Photo of Lauren McGill, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hazle Township, PA
Lauren McGill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
McAdoo, PA 18237  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to assure you my first task is to provide a safe, friendly, place to address your concerns both for individuals and couples. I see therapy as a hopeful conversation, in which we will begin to discover what you want to be happening in your life and the ways to achieve those goals. We will work together to dissolve problems and turn conflict into harmony. I provide online therapy so you will receive services in a location convenient for you without the worries of traveling. The process is so easy if you can type and click you can have at home therapy. Looking forward to your call!
As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to assure you my first task is to provide a safe, friendly, place to address your concerns both for individuals and couples. I see therapy as a hopeful conversation, in which we will begin to discover what you want to be happening in your life and the ways to achieve those goals. We will work together to dissolve problems and turn conflict into harmony. I provide online therapy so you will receive services in a location convenient for you without the worries of traveling. The process is so easy if you can type and click you can have at home therapy. Looking forward to your call!
(570) 630-7821 View (570) 630-7821
Photo of Deanna Dixon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Deanna Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, Deanna Dixon, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a broad spectrum of needs which include but are not limited to Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Level One Autism, and Mood Disorders. I also have some experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder. I've practiced with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling since 2019 in a variety of settings which have included School Based and Outpatient. Prior to completing my Master's degree I spent 6 years working in Autism under a Behavioral Consultant. I work with lifespan, typically starting at the age of 4, and assist in identifying individual needs and goals and forming individualized treatment.
I work with a broad spectrum of needs which include but are not limited to Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Level One Autism, and Mood Disorders. I also have some experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder. I've practiced with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling since 2019 in a variety of settings which have included School Based and Outpatient. Prior to completing my Master's degree I spent 6 years working in Autism under a Behavioral Consultant. I work with lifespan, typically starting at the age of 4, and assist in identifying individual needs and goals and forming individualized treatment.
(570) 483-9795 View (570) 483-9795
Photo of Peter Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Peter Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
I have been working with children and families for over 13 years. My belief is an individual needs to make the decision for the changes in their life. I hope to assist those in need to build the appropriate skills necessary to achieve their goals. I have experience in the following areas: relationship counseling, consistent parenting, couples therapy, impulse control, appropriate coping skills, positive peer and sibling interaction, anger management, anxiety, trauma, etc.
(570) 291-5608 View (570) 291-5608
Photo of Vicki Glabb Telehealth Now Accepting New Clients, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Vicki Glabb Telehealth Now Accepting New Clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Drums, PA 18222  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I enjoy taking an eclectic approach to providing therapy; with a strong skill set in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Evidence-Based Therapy, Psychotherapeutic support, and Talk Therapy.
I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I enjoy taking an eclectic approach to providing therapy; with a strong skill set in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Evidence-Based Therapy, Psychotherapeutic support, and Talk Therapy.
(724) 598-9776 View (724) 598-9776
Photo of Bianca O'Connor McDermott, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Bianca O'Connor McDermott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
Being a caregiver for a loved one who has a chronic or terminal illness can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It also comes with stresses that can be hard for friends and family to understand. Being a person who needs help to manage day to day activities of living can also be hard to handle, even if the help is appreciated. Sudden life changes are difficult to navigate; such as loss of a loved one, death of a pet, or diagnosis of a debilitating disease. Even positive changes like retirement, downsizing, or relocation can be painful at times. Talking it through can help.
Being a caregiver for a loved one who has a chronic or terminal illness can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It also comes with stresses that can be hard for friends and family to understand. Being a person who needs help to manage day to day activities of living can also be hard to handle, even if the help is appreciated. Sudden life changes are difficult to navigate; such as loss of a loved one, death of a pet, or diagnosis of a debilitating disease. Even positive changes like retirement, downsizing, or relocation can be painful at times. Talking it through can help.
(215) 486-2674 View (215) 486-2674
Photo of Marisol Alcantara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hazle Township, PA
Marisol Alcantara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hazleton, PA 18201  (Online Only)
Hi there! Are you feeling alone, stressed, confused, overwhelmed, hopeless or helpless? Do you feel you lost control of your life? Just remember that you are not alone. I am here to guide you and support you in the journey to learn identify, process, and overcome your challenges so that you can regain full control of your life. My goal is also to empower you to discover the capable, strong, and sufficient you that can defeat the anxiety, depression, or day-to-day life stress affecting you.
Hi there! Are you feeling alone, stressed, confused, overwhelmed, hopeless or helpless? Do you feel you lost control of your life? Just remember that you are not alone. I am here to guide you and support you in the journey to learn identify, process, and overcome your challenges so that you can regain full control of your life. My goal is also to empower you to discover the capable, strong, and sufficient you that can defeat the anxiety, depression, or day-to-day life stress affecting you.
(570) 678-1756 View (570) 678-1756
Photo of Shannon Otto, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Shannon Otto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Drums, PA 18222  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a licensed professional counselor and have over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents on a multitude of issues. My approach to therapy is diverse but primarily person-centered, so I strive to present an inviting, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. It is within this setting that one can begin to process issues and heal in ways that facilitate positive growth. I also feel that you are your own expert on your life, so I ensure each client is able to explore concerns at their own pace and preference. I would be truly honored to help you on your journey through all of life's seasons.
I'm a licensed professional counselor and have over a decade of experience working with adults and adolescents on a multitude of issues. My approach to therapy is diverse but primarily person-centered, so I strive to present an inviting, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. It is within this setting that one can begin to process issues and heal in ways that facilitate positive growth. I also feel that you are your own expert on your life, so I ensure each client is able to explore concerns at their own pace and preference. I would be truly honored to help you on your journey through all of life's seasons.
(570) 676-1806 View (570) 676-1806
Photo of Hugh Vrablic, Pre-Licensed Professional in Hazle Township, PA
Hugh Vrablic
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Tamaqua, PA 18252
My goal as a therapist is to empower others to reach their fullest potential with their healthiest mind and skill-set. Working together, we can build upon your skills to find balance and relief. I am currently seeing clients virtually, as well as seeing clients in my private practice office on a limited basis due to COVID.
My goal as a therapist is to empower others to reach their fullest potential with their healthiest mind and skill-set. Working together, we can build upon your skills to find balance and relief. I am currently seeing clients virtually, as well as seeing clients in my private practice office on a limited basis due to COVID.
(484) 699-7722 View (484) 699-7722
Photo of Tanya Goodman Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Tanya Goodman Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? As a therapist I enjoy helping individuals explore past relationship patterns, establish healthy boundaries, grow in self-esteem, and learn to relate to others differently.
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? As a therapist I enjoy helping individuals explore past relationship patterns, establish healthy boundaries, grow in self-esteem, and learn to relate to others differently.
(570) 740-3213 View (570) 740-3213

Online Therapists

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Debrah Morkun
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFA, CYT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Do you feel alone in the world, like there is no one who understands? Do you wish you could find a clear path, but wonder what that would look like, or how to find it? I will work closely with you, helping you navigate the storms of life that can make one's path more challenging. I can help you reconnect to your inner guidance, so you can place your feet more solidly on the ground. I believe we all have the ability to tap into our own inner wisdom. If you feel your voice or intuitive knowing has been silenced, I will work with you to find it again. If you are searching for your calling, I will help you listen.
Do you feel alone in the world, like there is no one who understands? Do you wish you could find a clear path, but wonder what that would look like, or how to find it? I will work closely with you, helping you navigate the storms of life that can make one's path more challenging. I can help you reconnect to your inner guidance, so you can place your feet more solidly on the ground. I believe we all have the ability to tap into our own inner wisdom. If you feel your voice or intuitive knowing has been silenced, I will work with you to find it again. If you are searching for your calling, I will help you listen.
(267) 651-8924 View (267) 651-8924
Photo of Heather Hiller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hazle Township, PA
Heather Hiller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Emmaus, PA 18049
I particularly enjoy working with women aged 20-40 who are working to overcome anxiety and depression or are coping with relationship dynamics. I believe most clients have a trauma history that shapes their mental health concerns, and helping them to process and heal from this history is vital to the client achieving a better quality of life. My ideal client will be seeking to learn new coping skills, communication strategies, or relationship skills.
I particularly enjoy working with women aged 20-40 who are working to overcome anxiety and depression or are coping with relationship dynamics. I believe most clients have a trauma history that shapes their mental health concerns, and helping them to process and heal from this history is vital to the client achieving a better quality of life. My ideal client will be seeking to learn new coping skills, communication strategies, or relationship skills.
(484) 604-2747 View (484) 604-2747
Photo of Katelyn Manigly, Pre-Licensed Professional in Hazle Township, PA
Katelyn Manigly
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, BCBA, LBS
Verified Verified
Royersford, PA 19468
Are you an adolescent or young adult feeling like your world is spiraling? Maybe your light doesn't feel quite as bright as it did before. You don't want to spend time with friends like you used to, instead wanting to stay home in your pj's all day. Something is off even if you can't pinpoint what yet. You want to feel like yourself again.
Are you an adolescent or young adult feeling like your world is spiraling? Maybe your light doesn't feel quite as bright as it did before. You don't want to spend time with friends like you used to, instead wanting to stay home in your pj's all day. Something is off even if you can't pinpoint what yet. You want to feel like yourself again.
(484) 603-3584 View (484) 603-3584
Photo of Barbara Eve Breitman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hazle Township, PA
Barbara Eve Breitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin
Verified Verified
Elkins Park, PA 19027
There are times when we know we need a thoughtful, compassionate and skillful listener to help us sort things out. I have helped many people move through life transitions and losses with resilience; resolve relationship problems and discern new directions for work, school and creative expression.
There are times when we know we need a thoughtful, compassionate and skillful listener to help us sort things out. I have helped many people move through life transitions and losses with resilience; resolve relationship problems and discern new directions for work, school and creative expression.
(215) 600-4723 View (215) 600-4723

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hazle Township, PA

< 10

Therapists in Hazle Township, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% AmeriHealth
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hazle Township, PA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hazle 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.