Therapists in Elmhurst, Providence, RI

Photo of Michael J Hodosh, Counselor in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Michael J Hodosh
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Are there love, work, family, or personal circumstances that you would like to discuss? Are you having symptoms that are causing you distress or interfering with your daily life? Are there changes that you wish to make or life transitions you are trying to get through? Are you struggling in your relationship and needing to find new ways to communicate, a new perspective on your partners, or a better way to understand your partner?
Are there love, work, family, or personal circumstances that you would like to discuss? Are you having symptoms that are causing you distress or interfering with your daily life? Are there changes that you wish to make or life transitions you are trying to get through? Are you struggling in your relationship and needing to find new ways to communicate, a new perspective on your partners, or a better way to understand your partner?
(401) 287-4742 View (401) 287-4742
Photo of Jessica Ricardo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Jessica Ricardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NO CURRENT AVAILABILITY----------I am committed to working with adults and adolescents to meet their goals and create lives that feel safe and fulfilled. For many, existing in a space of surviving is the everyday. I am here to work with and support you as you move out of survival and towards THRIVING. Clinically, I work from a place that both honors and is informed by my clients' experiences of trauma and oppression. I believe that, both, past trauma and intersections of oppression impact the way we move through the world and the challenges we face.
NO CURRENT AVAILABILITY----------I am committed to working with adults and adolescents to meet their goals and create lives that feel safe and fulfilled. For many, existing in a space of surviving is the everyday. I am here to work with and support you as you move out of survival and towards THRIVING. Clinically, I work from a place that both honors and is informed by my clients' experiences of trauma and oppression. I believe that, both, past trauma and intersections of oppression impact the way we move through the world and the challenges we face.
(401) 200-4380 View (401) 200-4380
Photo of Judith Vilmain in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Judith Vilmain
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Your willpower alone isn't working. And you keep beating yourself up because you feel like a failure. But it's very difficult to will yourself to get over a fear, or exercise more, or stop worrying so much, or motivate yourself to change any habit. And nearly impossible to will away chronic pain, or intrusive thoughts. Your conscious mind --where your willpower is -- constitutes only about 10% of your mental capacity. Your subconscious mind controls 90%, and has an unlimited supply of resources. Hypnosis and mindfulness meditation give you better access to your subconscious, making change so much easier.
Your willpower alone isn't working. And you keep beating yourself up because you feel like a failure. But it's very difficult to will yourself to get over a fear, or exercise more, or stop worrying so much, or motivate yourself to change any habit. And nearly impossible to will away chronic pain, or intrusive thoughts. Your conscious mind --where your willpower is -- constitutes only about 10% of your mental capacity. Your subconscious mind controls 90%, and has an unlimited supply of resources. Hypnosis and mindfulness meditation give you better access to your subconscious, making change so much easier.
(401) 217-3057 View (401) 217-3057
Photo of Dr. Christian D Roman-Ramirez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Dr. Christian D Roman-Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, Cer CSW, MSW, BASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02918
My ideal client is a person who wants to thrive in life. No matter the circumstances, you are open to change and personal growth in all areas of life, including emotionally and spiritually. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness and integration. As a parent to two children and as a husband, I understand the demands and challenges we, as men, face when it comes to our families. I am here to hold space, witness, and support you as you work your way toward being the best version of yourself. Let me help you. You don't have to do this work alone.
My ideal client is a person who wants to thrive in life. No matter the circumstances, you are open to change and personal growth in all areas of life, including emotionally and spiritually. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness and integration. As a parent to two children and as a husband, I understand the demands and challenges we, as men, face when it comes to our families. I am here to hold space, witness, and support you as you work your way toward being the best version of yourself. Let me help you. You don't have to do this work alone.
(401) 283-1817 View (401) 283-1817
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Natashia Bobbitt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Natashia provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to express themselves and develop resilience driven by a genuine commitment to their well-being. Her experience spans working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds, addressing various concerns. Her empathetic and culturally sensitive approach allows me to connect deeply with my clients and create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration. She is skilled in working with teens and adults requiring behavior modifications, providing parent training, and helping individuals set and achieve meaningful goals.
Natashia provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to express themselves and develop resilience driven by a genuine commitment to their well-being. Her experience spans working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds, addressing various concerns. Her empathetic and culturally sensitive approach allows me to connect deeply with my clients and create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration. She is skilled in working with teens and adults requiring behavior modifications, providing parent training, and helping individuals set and achieve meaningful goals.
(401) 812-3992 View (401) 812-3992
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Sacred Healing Soultions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
You may be here because, you're looking for something deeper, sustainable, and something that works with your body, not against it. You have an inner feeling that the way you've been living is not the only way, that something can change. What if I told you, that the emotions, symptoms you experience, the challenges you face all make sense. Let's dive deeper.
You may be here because, you're looking for something deeper, sustainable, and something that works with your body, not against it. You have an inner feeling that the way you've been living is not the only way, that something can change. What if I told you, that the emotions, symptoms you experience, the challenges you face all make sense. Let's dive deeper.
(401) 496-8680 View (401) 496-8680
Photo of Sabrina C. Rosalino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Sabrina C. Rosalino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
I believe in embracing my client's strengths by allowing them to search within themselves for answers. In my practice, you will be in a welcoming, peaceful environment free from judgement and negativity. Clients will feel that their afflictions are heard and validated and most importantly, they will learn coping skills to deal with their issues and every day life.
I believe in embracing my client's strengths by allowing them to search within themselves for answers. In my practice, you will be in a welcoming, peaceful environment free from judgement and negativity. Clients will feel that their afflictions are heard and validated and most importantly, they will learn coping skills to deal with their issues and every day life.
(401) 264-8011 View (401) 264-8011
Photo of Shannon Reynolds, Counselor in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Shannon Reynolds
Counselor, MA , LMHC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Shannon has over a decade of experience helping clients manage and heal through anxiety, depression, trauma or overall distress. She has deep understanding of how to transform suffering into strength by using skilled inquiry in talk therapy as well as the creative process. Through working with Shannon, clients can better understand themselves and their potential. This is because Shannon has both professional and personal experience using various forms of self-expression to help her clients address complex and difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences and dialogue with them in order to make them more manageable.
Shannon has over a decade of experience helping clients manage and heal through anxiety, depression, trauma or overall distress. She has deep understanding of how to transform suffering into strength by using skilled inquiry in talk therapy as well as the creative process. Through working with Shannon, clients can better understand themselves and their potential. This is because Shannon has both professional and personal experience using various forms of self-expression to help her clients address complex and difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences and dialogue with them in order to make them more manageable.
(401) 542-8346 View (401) 542-8346
Photo of Village Wellness and Counseling Services , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Village Wellness and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LICSW, AEDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Village Wellness and Counseling Services believes in a persons' innate ability to self-right, heal, recover and access wisdom from painful life experiences. Together we can create a new platform of thoughts, ideas, beliefs and feelings to heal the deepest of emotional injuries and create new paths for exploration and change. We will accompany you through this process as we work together in a safe, warm, loving, supportive space. This is where healing can occur. Wellness is everyone's responsibility. We would like to be part of the village that supports your journey into healing and wellbeing.
Village Wellness and Counseling Services believes in a persons' innate ability to self-right, heal, recover and access wisdom from painful life experiences. Together we can create a new platform of thoughts, ideas, beliefs and feelings to heal the deepest of emotional injuries and create new paths for exploration and change. We will accompany you through this process as we work together in a safe, warm, loving, supportive space. This is where healing can occur. Wellness is everyone's responsibility. We would like to be part of the village that supports your journey into healing and wellbeing.
(401) 324-2496 View (401) 324-2496
Photo of Suelem C. Rosalino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Suelem C. Rosalino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Currently Accepting Clients- I believe in making my clients feel important when they meet with me. I strive to provide an office environment free from judgement and negativity. When clients meet with me they will feel a sense of individualism and thrive from my strength based approach and empowerment. With my full attention to each and every client, they will feel heard, validated, and learn coping skills to be able to handle the struggles of day to day life.
Currently Accepting Clients- I believe in making my clients feel important when they meet with me. I strive to provide an office environment free from judgement and negativity. When clients meet with me they will feel a sense of individualism and thrive from my strength based approach and empowerment. With my full attention to each and every client, they will feel heard, validated, and learn coping skills to be able to handle the struggles of day to day life.
(401) 229-6104 View (401) 229-6104
Photo of Karen Maldonado Doucet, Mental Health Counselor in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Karen Maldonado Doucet
Mental Health Counselor, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a License Mental Health Clinician who identifies as a bicultural therapist. As people we all face conflicts/issues where it can be difficult to find our true selves. This could be due to unhealthy patterns, trauma, and/or a change in life. I believe that we all have an inner strength that can allow us to move towards our personal goals. I create a comfortable, nonjudgmental, caring environment where you feel safe to discuss your emotions and thoughts. I utilize strengthened- based, client centered, solution focused, CBT & mindfulness techniques.
I am a License Mental Health Clinician who identifies as a bicultural therapist. As people we all face conflicts/issues where it can be difficult to find our true selves. This could be due to unhealthy patterns, trauma, and/or a change in life. I believe that we all have an inner strength that can allow us to move towards our personal goals. I create a comfortable, nonjudgmental, caring environment where you feel safe to discuss your emotions and thoughts. I utilize strengthened- based, client centered, solution focused, CBT & mindfulness techniques.
(401) 652-6611 View (401) 652-6611
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Bianca Carreiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
I am happy that you found my page. I love working with people to find their inner peace. I specialize in working with adolescents and emerging adults 18-30 who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and increased life stressors such as major life changes and relationship issues. Together we will work together to identify your goals for you to live your most authentic life.
I am happy that you found my page. I love working with people to find their inner peace. I specialize in working with adolescents and emerging adults 18-30 who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and increased life stressors such as major life changes and relationship issues. Together we will work together to identify your goals for you to live your most authentic life.
(401) 336-6082 View (401) 336-6082
Photo of Alberto Soto, Psychologist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Alberto Soto
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
My areas of expertise are multicultural psychology and research related to the therapeutic relationship. I approach treatment from a relational-psychodynamic perspective that emphasizes the therapeutic relationship. During our work together, I seek to adapt therapy to each client, ensuring that every approach is tailored to your unique background and presenting concerns. My research background allows me to integrate various psychotherapy theories into treatment (CBT, interpersonal, mindfulness, multicultural, social justice approaches, etc.).
My areas of expertise are multicultural psychology and research related to the therapeutic relationship. I approach treatment from a relational-psychodynamic perspective that emphasizes the therapeutic relationship. During our work together, I seek to adapt therapy to each client, ensuring that every approach is tailored to your unique background and presenting concerns. My research background allows me to integrate various psychotherapy theories into treatment (CBT, interpersonal, mindfulness, multicultural, social justice approaches, etc.).
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Photo of Patrice Carroll - Emotionally Focused Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Patrice Carroll - Emotionally Focused Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Don't go it alone! Far too often people wait before they reach out for support. As humans we are meant for connection and to seek understanding from at least one other human. This is what therapy can offer. My focus is on you individually, OR on your relationship and to help you understand where you are getting stuck and break negative patterns. I will help you feel more at peace with yourself and in your relationships. I am certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and can come alongside you to restructure your connection with self and other and offer you a new expansive life experience.
Don't go it alone! Far too often people wait before they reach out for support. As humans we are meant for connection and to seek understanding from at least one other human. This is what therapy can offer. My focus is on you individually, OR on your relationship and to help you understand where you are getting stuck and break negative patterns. I will help you feel more at peace with yourself and in your relationships. I am certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and can come alongside you to restructure your connection with self and other and offer you a new expansive life experience.
(339) 499-1829 View (339) 499-1829
Photo of Lisa Ibekwe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Lisa Ibekwe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CAMSII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Comfy Place! We know that seeking out therapy can be a new and sometimes uncomfortable experience, but we appreciate you considering us to help you on your journey. Our focus is on helping children, teens, young adults, and families heal. We understand that life has many ups and downs so, we aim to create a safe space where people can have fun, get real, and heal. We want everyone to feel like they are a part of our Comfy Place family where we welcome all with open arms no matter where they are on their walk in life. I currently serve the following states MA, PA, RI, VT, ME, NH, UT & FL via Telehealth ONLY.
Welcome to The Comfy Place! We know that seeking out therapy can be a new and sometimes uncomfortable experience, but we appreciate you considering us to help you on your journey. Our focus is on helping children, teens, young adults, and families heal. We understand that life has many ups and downs so, we aim to create a safe space where people can have fun, get real, and heal. We want everyone to feel like they are a part of our Comfy Place family where we welcome all with open arms no matter where they are on their walk in life. I currently serve the following states MA, PA, RI, VT, ME, NH, UT & FL via Telehealth ONLY.
(678) 324-3073 View (678) 324-3073
Photo of Susan Franchetti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Susan Franchetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Be it young or old....everyone has life challenges and difficult circumstances that affect them. Are you depressed,anxious, or faced with a problem that you would like some help? As a caring and supportive therapist, I can help you explore the path that leads to restoration. Together we can identify your strengths and resources and focus on coping and problem-solving strategies. It would be a privilege to assist you in reaching your greatest potential and growth.
Be it young or old....everyone has life challenges and difficult circumstances that affect them. Are you depressed,anxious, or faced with a problem that you would like some help? As a caring and supportive therapist, I can help you explore the path that leads to restoration. Together we can identify your strengths and resources and focus on coping and problem-solving strategies. It would be a privilege to assist you in reaching your greatest potential and growth.
(401) 237-6411 View (401) 237-6411
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Heather Ferro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently full. I provide a strength-based, family systems approach to helping individuals, couples, adolescents and their families deal with life stressors and complex issues that impact their ability to function to their best potential. I believe that change happens in the context of a relationship and will join with you to identify and reach your goals for therapy.
My practice is currently full. I provide a strength-based, family systems approach to helping individuals, couples, adolescents and their families deal with life stressors and complex issues that impact their ability to function to their best potential. I believe that change happens in the context of a relationship and will join with you to identify and reach your goals for therapy.
(401) 217-4006 View (401) 217-4006
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David J. Pagliaro
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience. I work with people to develop coping skills for a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, life stressors, and addictions. I also offer relationship/couples therapy. Services are provided in a safe, supportive environment for exploring personal concerns, determining coping strategies, and working toward embracing change.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience. I work with people to develop coping skills for a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, life stressors, and addictions. I also offer relationship/couples therapy. Services are provided in a safe, supportive environment for exploring personal concerns, determining coping strategies, and working toward embracing change.
(401) 312-4954 View (401) 312-4954
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Mary F. Hassell-Hunt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
Reading through this long list of therapists may feel overwhelming or confusing. I hope you can feel hopeful in knowing there are many well-meaning therapists available to help you. You can create a life that feels easier, more meaningful, and worthwhile to you. People may seek counseling for specific issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, PTSD, adjusting to life changes, problem behaviors. Or there may be a less specific feeling you're having that something is wrong, something needs to change, or that it would help to have someone to talk to.
Reading through this long list of therapists may feel overwhelming or confusing. I hope you can feel hopeful in knowing there are many well-meaning therapists available to help you. You can create a life that feels easier, more meaningful, and worthwhile to you. People may seek counseling for specific issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, PTSD, adjusting to life changes, problem behaviors. Or there may be a less specific feeling you're having that something is wrong, something needs to change, or that it would help to have someone to talk to.
(401) 262-0095 View (401) 262-0095
Photo of Nancy Scorpio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmhurst, Providence, RI
Nancy Scorpio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, Providence, RI 02908
How do we manage all that life throws at us sometimes? The stress of parenting, relationships with our significant other, children and family members are vital to having a meaningful life. Add to these life stressors of living through a pandemic, and we are faced with the perfect storm. My years of practice has included work with children, adults and couples who are struggling to find a balanced way of life and happiness. Therapy is a big step, it's a commitment and a connection in working towards a life that has purpose and meaning for each of us.
How do we manage all that life throws at us sometimes? The stress of parenting, relationships with our significant other, children and family members are vital to having a meaningful life. Add to these life stressors of living through a pandemic, and we are faced with the perfect storm. My years of practice has included work with children, adults and couples who are struggling to find a balanced way of life and happiness. Therapy is a big step, it's a commitment and a connection in working towards a life that has purpose and meaning for each of us.
(844) 789-0812 View (844) 789-0812

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Number of Therapists in Elmhurst, Providence, RI

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Elmhurst, Providence, RI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
43% Optum

How Therapists in Elmhurst, Providence, RI see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elmhurst, Providence?

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.