Therapists in Tacony, Philadelphia, PA

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Dana Pierre-Paul
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you'll ever do. Growth work involves creating new, consciously chosen habits, patterns, and beliefs to help you achieve meaningful goals, whereas healing work addresses and resolves past wounds and emotional pain. One can reinforce the other, and to evolve toward our full potential, we all need both at varying times. As your guide, my role will be to invite insight and awareness to enable you to get to the root of underlying beliefs and reflect on how these views have influenced and impacted your relationship with yourself and others.
Owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you'll ever do. Growth work involves creating new, consciously chosen habits, patterns, and beliefs to help you achieve meaningful goals, whereas healing work addresses and resolves past wounds and emotional pain. One can reinforce the other, and to evolve toward our full potential, we all need both at varying times. As your guide, my role will be to invite insight and awareness to enable you to get to the root of underlying beliefs and reflect on how these views have influenced and impacted your relationship with yourself and others.
(215) 703-9704 View (215) 703-9704
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Nichelle Linder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LBS, LPC, LPCMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Life can get overwhelming and you feel like you're in it alone. I meet you where you are at by viewing your needs as they are. I'm client centered and together we'll work. I've been in this field since 2009 as a professional helper, and started out working w/ children, pre-teens, adolescence (i.e., foster care, adoption, behavioral and emotional, and autism); then expanded into working w/ adults (i.e., SMI population, forensic population, criminal justice involve population, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, life transitions, thinking disorders). I want to empower you to help you overcome obstacles.
Life can get overwhelming and you feel like you're in it alone. I meet you where you are at by viewing your needs as they are. I'm client centered and together we'll work. I've been in this field since 2009 as a professional helper, and started out working w/ children, pre-teens, adolescence (i.e., foster care, adoption, behavioral and emotional, and autism); then expanded into working w/ adults (i.e., SMI population, forensic population, criminal justice involve population, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, life transitions, thinking disorders). I want to empower you to help you overcome obstacles.
(215) 544-2936 View (215) 544-2936
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Emma Shannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
Healing from trauma, processing shame, and building self-confidence is a journey I'd be honored to join you on. I view therapy as a collaborative, relational process. My job is to facilitate the co-creation of a safe space together, in which I help you to connect with yourself in new ways. Who you are, your history, and your week-to-week needs inform the pacing, flow, and style of our sessions while I offer structure and information as needed. Our process will likely include connecting with internal resources to stabilize daily life, engaging in deep processing of traumas and wounding, and integrating new learning into self-concept.
(412) 207-3837 View (412) 207-3837
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The Counselor's Heart Therapeutic Services
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LBC
Verified
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
As stated in Isaiah 9:6, As a Multiracial Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made. My mission is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” meaning they move on with time but never move on from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma.
As stated in Isaiah 9:6, As a Multiracial Messianic Jewish Believer in Yeshua (Jesus) as my L-rd and Savior, I believe that Counselors are born and not made. My mission is to help individuals identify the root of dysfunctional behavior and break the cycle of sin or toxic patterns and general curses. People often “move forward with time, but never move on,” meaning they move on with time but never move on from past hurts. My desire as a Psychotherapist is to help clients move on to live a productive and healthy life without being haunted by past trauma.
(215) 703-2624 View (215) 703-2624
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Holistic Psychotherapy with Cole
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, P-LPC
Verified
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
(215) 618-9641 View (215) 618-9641
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Mike Elliot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Waitlist for new clients
I am a cognitively oriented therapist. That is a fancy way to say I pay a lot of attention to your thoughts. There are only three things in the universe you can control: your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors. It is your thoughts that drive your feelings and behaviors. The better you manage your thoughts, the better you manage your emotions and your life.
I am a cognitively oriented therapist. That is a fancy way to say I pay a lot of attention to your thoughts. There are only three things in the universe you can control: your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors. It is your thoughts that drive your feelings and behaviors. The better you manage your thoughts, the better you manage your emotions and your life.
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Debra M Szymanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
Have you struggled with issues concerning impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity? If so you may be one of millions of adults or children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many adults suffer with these issues and never know they are part of a larger diagnosis of ADHD. I have provided therapy for several years to individuals who are experiencing these symptoms, but these alone may not be the whole picture. You may also experience anxiety, depression, learning issues or relationship struggles. Together we can assess if you are struggling with ADHD and find solutions to your difficulties.
(215) 598-6558 View (215) 598-6558
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Brandi Gurcak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
Specializing in attachment and trauma, I work with individuals who are seeking to gain greater freedom to make choices around how they live in the world. This may include increasing overall well-being, developing resources for coping, and/or creating a clearer sense of purpose. Often our negative experiences can result in disconnection from our relationships, dissociation or difficulty participating wholly in our experiences, and addictive patterns. Therapy can help us to return to a more intuitive way of living which is centered in curiosity and compassion through connection.
(412) 844-5814 View (412) 844-5814
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Sarah Hillegas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Sarah. Helping people find creative solutions to real life problems is my passion. I’m here to listen and support you as you navigate through life’s challenges. I enjoy working with adults and college students. Over the years I’ve gained experience treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance use, and trauma. It’s my goal to help people identify and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding them back from living their best lives.
Hi, I’m Sarah. Helping people find creative solutions to real life problems is my passion. I’m here to listen and support you as you navigate through life’s challenges. I enjoy working with adults and college students. Over the years I’ve gained experience treating anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance use, and trauma. It’s my goal to help people identify and change the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be holding them back from living their best lives.
(412) 207-3877 View (412) 207-3877
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Selena Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacony, Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
(267) 214-9072 View (267) 214-9072

Online Therapists

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Medley Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve to live a life full of happiness, abundance and peace. Life can throw us in many different directions and it may become difficult to navigate. Your story needs to be told to somebody that has been there and done that and help guide you to where you want to be in life. Nobody knows you better than you. It is time to build a better version of yourself so let's start today. Please visit my website for further details on setting up your first appointment.
You deserve to live a life full of happiness, abundance and peace. Life can throw us in many different directions and it may become difficult to navigate. Your story needs to be told to somebody that has been there and done that and help guide you to where you want to be in life. Nobody knows you better than you. It is time to build a better version of yourself so let's start today. Please visit my website for further details on setting up your first appointment.
(724) 202-0848 View (724) 202-0848
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Anna Murphey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Change and loss are a natural part of life, but these transitions can be hard. Lately you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, isolated and alone, or even empty inside. You feel stuck and wonder when you will feel like yourself again. Whether you are grieving the death of a loved one or facing another kind of loss, you don’t have to walk this path alone. When you work with me, you'll receive compassionate attention, direct feedback, and individualized support. We'll collaborate to understand your story, explore what may be holding you back, and discover pathways to help you move forward on your journey.
Change and loss are a natural part of life, but these transitions can be hard. Lately you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, isolated and alone, or even empty inside. You feel stuck and wonder when you will feel like yourself again. Whether you are grieving the death of a loved one or facing another kind of loss, you don’t have to walk this path alone. When you work with me, you'll receive compassionate attention, direct feedback, and individualized support. We'll collaborate to understand your story, explore what may be holding you back, and discover pathways to help you move forward on your journey.
(215) 874-0872 View (215) 874-0872
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Tricia Thalheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Are you having a hard time quieting the negative thoughts in your head? Are you struggling to keep up with everything in your life? Do you feel trapped by painful memories or experiences? Whatever it is that you’re dealing with, the fact that you landed on this page means you’ve already taken an important step to begin learning how to manage what life has thrown at you and to create a life worth living.
Are you having a hard time quieting the negative thoughts in your head? Are you struggling to keep up with everything in your life? Do you feel trapped by painful memories or experiences? Whatever it is that you’re dealing with, the fact that you landed on this page means you’ve already taken an important step to begin learning how to manage what life has thrown at you and to create a life worth living.
(484) 878-5649 View (484) 878-5649
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Elizabeth Swift
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
As a therapist and a fellow individual who is quite familiar with the majestic peaks and the harsh valleys of our human experience, I understand the importance of holding a secure, safe and abundantly compassionate space filled with warmth and thoughtful considerations of your challenges as you enter the therapeutic space with me. Additionally, I recognize the importance of my showing up in our shared space as an authentic person – I am unapologetically myself and I can guarantee that the cold clinical encounters of the typical therapy experience does not exist in my corner of the world.
As a therapist and a fellow individual who is quite familiar with the majestic peaks and the harsh valleys of our human experience, I understand the importance of holding a secure, safe and abundantly compassionate space filled with warmth and thoughtful considerations of your challenges as you enter the therapeutic space with me. Additionally, I recognize the importance of my showing up in our shared space as an authentic person – I am unapologetically myself and I can guarantee that the cold clinical encounters of the typical therapy experience does not exist in my corner of the world.
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Jeffrey Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
With over 20 years of mental health experience and 14 years practicing therapy, I have learned to specialize in relationship/couples therapy and work as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life and circumstantial issues. If you are looking to repair, strengthen, regain connection, improve intimacy, or generally work on your relationships or your mental health I can help you find that path. My experience has also led me to work with trauma in a systemic and experiential way and utilize EMDR, mindfulness and trauma informed interventions.
(267) 214-4821 View (267) 214-4821
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Nita Laver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
Are you tired of repeating old patterns that are holding you back in your life? Have you been feeling angry, empty, lonely stressed out and unhappy? Are you struggling through a transition or a loss or with the legacy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse? There are times in everyone's life when reaching out for and receiving help can make a real difference in resolving problems, easing pain and living a more satisfying life. In psychotherapy a safe place will be created in which to deal with and resolve the unhappiness you are experiencing.
(215) 798-0291 View (215) 798-0291
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Samantha Banjany
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I am a licensed social worker who works with children (ages 4 to 18), families and adults by providing a trusting and supportive environment. I have experience working with various clients from diverse backgrounds across settings including the community, schools, homes and outpatient settings. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, behavioral concerns, autism, and trauma. I am in the process of receiving supervision hours towards my clinical social work license.
I am a licensed social worker who works with children (ages 4 to 18), families and adults by providing a trusting and supportive environment. I have experience working with various clients from diverse backgrounds across settings including the community, schools, homes and outpatient settings. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, behavioral concerns, autism, and trauma. I am in the process of receiving supervision hours towards my clinical social work license.
(484) 939-9779 View (484) 939-9779
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Christine Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Sometimes the stress of our relationships, jobs and other responsibilities deter us from being our best selves. Using therapy to examine the areas you are struggling in and finding insights into your behavior can help unburden you from the routines you are stuck in.
Sometimes the stress of our relationships, jobs and other responsibilities deter us from being our best selves. Using therapy to examine the areas you are struggling in and finding insights into your behavior can help unburden you from the routines you are stuck in.
(267) 651-7788 View (267) 651-7788
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Hsiu-Hui Chen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Making the decision to enter therapy can be stressful. Allow me to join and help you. I believe people are born to thrive. However, there are times our emotional suffering (stress, anger, depression, or anxiety) make us feel stuck. Just like the warning signs on the dashboard, our emotions inform us when there are things in life need our attention. It can be things within ourselves (such as, self-confidence or self-expectations) or things happened to us (such as, trauma or loss). My work is to give attention to where it is needed.
Making the decision to enter therapy can be stressful. Allow me to join and help you. I believe people are born to thrive. However, there are times our emotional suffering (stress, anger, depression, or anxiety) make us feel stuck. Just like the warning signs on the dashboard, our emotions inform us when there are things in life need our attention. It can be things within ourselves (such as, self-confidence or self-expectations) or things happened to us (such as, trauma or loss). My work is to give attention to where it is needed.
(484) 725-6818 View (484) 725-6818
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Elanah D. Naftali
Marriage & Family Therapist, DrPH, LMFT, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
When anxiety and depression run wild, our relationships suffer and self confidence is eroded. I help Individuals restore wholeness and safety; especially after traumatic experiences. I also work with couple dynamics that block joy and spark conflict; it's about disarming negative patterns and improving communication. My work engages mindfulness and hypnotherapy to give you tangible tools for staying healthy and centered when life is too fast and furious, or simply dissatisfying.
When anxiety and depression run wild, our relationships suffer and self confidence is eroded. I help Individuals restore wholeness and safety; especially after traumatic experiences. I also work with couple dynamics that block joy and spark conflict; it's about disarming negative patterns and improving communication. My work engages mindfulness and hypnotherapy to give you tangible tools for staying healthy and centered when life is too fast and furious, or simply dissatisfying.
(215) 498-6360 View (215) 498-6360

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tacony, Philadelphia, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Tacony, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Women's Issues
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Highmark

How Therapists in Tacony, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tacony, Philadelphia?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.