Therapists in Laurens County, SC

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Shelly L Atkinson
Counselor, LPC/S-C, LAC-A, AADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gray Court, SC 29645  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Shelly! I am so excited to be here and to have the opportunity to serve you! I am a practicing LPC in the Upstate of SC. I find absolute pleasure in working with clients who are in need of someone coming alongside them for guidance with concerns ranging from anxiety and depression to substance use issues and much more. Some potential clients like yourself may just need a listening ear, life coaching or guidance with developing healthy, appropriate skills to navigate life and managing the range of emotions that come along with that. Call or email me to discuss your particular needs. Telehealth services are available.
Hi! I am Shelly! I am so excited to be here and to have the opportunity to serve you! I am a practicing LPC in the Upstate of SC. I find absolute pleasure in working with clients who are in need of someone coming alongside them for guidance with concerns ranging from anxiety and depression to substance use issues and much more. Some potential clients like yourself may just need a listening ear, life coaching or guidance with developing healthy, appropriate skills to navigate life and managing the range of emotions that come along with that. Call or email me to discuss your particular needs. Telehealth services are available.
(864) 778-3033 View (864) 778-3033
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Kimberly Little
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS, LAC
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that the client's greatest journey is the journey within. I am a caring professional who believes and values the foundation of a good therapeutic relationship with my clients. My role in this relationship is to facilitate emotional growth. My style is relaxed and clients are met where they are emotionally. I have worked with several populations in my career and I have learned that no one client is the same and issues presented will vary. My compassion for the clients I have served and have yet to serve enable me to be an effective tool in a client's emotional healing. I am looking forward to serving you.
I believe that the client's greatest journey is the journey within. I am a caring professional who believes and values the foundation of a good therapeutic relationship with my clients. My role in this relationship is to facilitate emotional growth. My style is relaxed and clients are met where they are emotionally. I have worked with several populations in my career and I have learned that no one client is the same and issues presented will vary. My compassion for the clients I have served and have yet to serve enable me to be an effective tool in a client's emotional healing. I am looking forward to serving you.
(864) 568-0378 View (864) 568-0378
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Valdon Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Clinton, SC 29325  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a proven background as a clinical practitioner. I completed a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in 1979. My formal education and training coupled with many years of hands-on experiences have driven my practice skills. I have worked in many areas of social work, as well as working with different populations. Since 2009, my primary focus has been working with the diverse elderly population in managed care and long-term care settings.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a proven background as a clinical practitioner. I completed a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in 1979. My formal education and training coupled with many years of hands-on experiences have driven my practice skills. I have worked in many areas of social work, as well as working with different populations. Since 2009, my primary focus has been working with the diverse elderly population in managed care and long-term care settings.
(864) 702-2924 View (864) 702-2924
Tabitha Speaks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360
Change comes in many forms. I enjoy working with individuals and families to foster a safe environment to help with transitioning through out life's changes. I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with a wide range of people and their emotional concerns. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: habit change and goal setting, mood disorders, substance use, adjustment disorders, recovery from loss as well as other emotional and behavioral concerns. If you or someone you know may need help, please contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment.
Change comes in many forms. I enjoy working with individuals and families to foster a safe environment to help with transitioning through out life's changes. I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with a wide range of people and their emotional concerns. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: habit change and goal setting, mood disorders, substance use, adjustment disorders, recovery from loss as well as other emotional and behavioral concerns. If you or someone you know may need help, please contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment.
(864) 640-4844 View (864) 640-4844
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Susan Lee Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, SC 29325
So often we have a desire to find someone who will truly listen to us, who can understand the challenges we face without judgment. We may need help to discover and set priorities to move forward and motivate us to live life more courageously. If you feel stuck or stagnant, experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, trauma, or grief, I would consider it an honor to partner with you in the process of healing, growth, and redirection. When we find the courage to speak out loud or express ourselves through creative means, we gain fresh insight that can lead to positive change and a healthier, more authentic way of life.
So often we have a desire to find someone who will truly listen to us, who can understand the challenges we face without judgment. We may need help to discover and set priorities to move forward and motivate us to live life more courageously. If you feel stuck or stagnant, experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, trauma, or grief, I would consider it an honor to partner with you in the process of healing, growth, and redirection. When we find the courage to speak out loud or express ourselves through creative means, we gain fresh insight that can lead to positive change and a healthier, more authentic way of life.
(864) 507-9032 View (864) 507-9032
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Nevaeh Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCACICA, II, LPC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurens, SC 29360
People seek counseling for many different reasons. Their desire to change their current situation could be a direct result of personal issues, enivronmental issues, relationship issues, and/or any other issues that places limitations on one's happiness. The counseling process can be painful, but an empowering experience that facilitates self growth and brings about positive change. My role in this therapeutic relationship is to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental, and compassionate environment that fosters self efficacy. I look forward to assisting you in your journey towards change and clairity about your situation.
People seek counseling for many different reasons. Their desire to change their current situation could be a direct result of personal issues, enivronmental issues, relationship issues, and/or any other issues that places limitations on one's happiness. The counseling process can be painful, but an empowering experience that facilitates self growth and brings about positive change. My role in this therapeutic relationship is to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental, and compassionate environment that fosters self efficacy. I look forward to assisting you in your journey towards change and clairity about your situation.
(864) 510-0440 View (864) 510-0440
Photo of Joanna Poole, MA, C-DBT, MAC, LAC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joanna Poole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, C-DBT, MAC, LAC, LPC
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone seeks change but often changing is hard to do alone. Let me help you light your path to wellness. Counseling can help a variety of problems and issues that can often be treated in a short time.
Everyone seeks change but often changing is hard to do alone. Let me help you light your path to wellness. Counseling can help a variety of problems and issues that can often be treated in a short time.
(864) 642-2819 View (864) 642-2819
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Charity M Kilgore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurens, SC 29360
Let’s get started on your journey! Looking forward to providing a safe nonjudgmental space to help you feel comfortable with starting your journey to a better quality of life. I have over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My passion is to help you reach your highest potential and achieve your personal goals.
Let’s get started on your journey! Looking forward to providing a safe nonjudgmental space to help you feel comfortable with starting your journey to a better quality of life. I have over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My passion is to help you reach your highest potential and achieve your personal goals.
(864) 808-3178 View (864) 808-3178
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Touch Of Faith Therapeutic Solutions, LLC
BSW, MA
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360
Therapy is not always about having a mental health issues sometimes it is about having an outlet and a safe professional place where you can exhale, release, and process through your issues without judgment. Touch of Faith Therapeutic Solutions, LLC will help clients gain clarity and focus on their lives, define goals, and develop a plan for making them reality, discover solutions to life challenges, see opportunities instead of problems, empower clients to lead happier lives. My Lifecoaching services offers:
Therapy is not always about having a mental health issues sometimes it is about having an outlet and a safe professional place where you can exhale, release, and process through your issues without judgment. Touch of Faith Therapeutic Solutions, LLC will help clients gain clarity and focus on their lives, define goals, and develop a plan for making them reality, discover solutions to life challenges, see opportunities instead of problems, empower clients to lead happier lives. My Lifecoaching services offers:
(864) 756-9440 View (864) 756-9440
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Parnell Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC/S
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360
I received my LPC in 2015 and my LPCS in 2019. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. I continue to seek different ways to help my clients and to grow as a therapist. In addition to counseling, I am looking to help others in their career in counseling with supervision.
I received my LPC in 2015 and my LPCS in 2019. I am trained in EMDR and play therapy. I continue to seek different ways to help my clients and to grow as a therapist. In addition to counseling, I am looking to help others in their career in counseling with supervision.
(864) 319-0255 View (864) 319-0255
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Peaceful Empowerment Counseling and Coaching, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, A
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360
Thank you for visiting my profile and I applaud you for taking this first step in your journey to a more balanced and peaceful life. I work with ages 13 to 50 and my approach is tailored to your individual needs. I also offer social skills and independent living skills groups for clients with a diagnosis of ASD level 1 and ADHD. I am passionate about helping people learn to advocate for themselves,be independent, and be happy. Please reach out for a free consultation. Please note therapy services are only available within the state of South Carolina. Skills coaching services are available anywhere within the US.
Thank you for visiting my profile and I applaud you for taking this first step in your journey to a more balanced and peaceful life. I work with ages 13 to 50 and my approach is tailored to your individual needs. I also offer social skills and independent living skills groups for clients with a diagnosis of ASD level 1 and ADHD. I am passionate about helping people learn to advocate for themselves,be independent, and be happy. Please reach out for a free consultation. Please note therapy services are only available within the state of South Carolina. Skills coaching services are available anywhere within the US.
(864) 740-8780 View (864) 740-8780
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Ashley Dyal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Laurens, SC 29360  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in empathy, respect, and a deep belief in your capacity for growth and healing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and work towards your goals. My goal is to be your trusted partner on this path of self-discovery and transformation. I'm here to support you, to listen without judgment, and to help you find the strength within yourself to overcome obstacles.
As a therapist, I understand that embarking on a therapeutic journey can be both courageous and vulnerable. My commitment to you is rooted in empathy, respect, and a deep belief in your capacity for growth and healing. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and work towards your goals. My goal is to be your trusted partner on this path of self-discovery and transformation. I'm here to support you, to listen without judgment, and to help you find the strength within yourself to overcome obstacles.
(864) 351-4291 View (864) 351-4291
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Rebecca Phifer-Ball
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurens, SC 29360
Feeling lost? Angry? Maybe even a little broken? That's okay. In therapy, there are no masks, no need to hide your true feelings. You can cuss, cry, or scream if you want. It's your space to be unapologetically you, without expectations or judgments. Maybe you've been through therapy before, and while it helped to have someone listen & give you coping skills, it was like slapping a Band-Aid on a wound. You know logically what you should do, but your emotions keep dragging you down different paths. Those thoughts of not being good enough, needing to please everyone, or striving for perfection, They're suffocating, aren't they?
Feeling lost? Angry? Maybe even a little broken? That's okay. In therapy, there are no masks, no need to hide your true feelings. You can cuss, cry, or scream if you want. It's your space to be unapologetically you, without expectations or judgments. Maybe you've been through therapy before, and while it helped to have someone listen & give you coping skills, it was like slapping a Band-Aid on a wound. You know logically what you should do, but your emotions keep dragging you down different paths. Those thoughts of not being good enough, needing to please everyone, or striving for perfection, They're suffocating, aren't they?
(864) 619-0750 View (864) 619-0750
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Brian Kent Larimer
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Clinton, SC 29325  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with family relationships, life transitions, athletic/sports issues, or problems working in ministry? I am passionate about addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals and families. With a strong foundation in Christian Counseling principles, I have dedicated my career to fostering healing and growth. Do you need help navigating the complexities of family dynamics? Are you an athlete struggling with the specific pressures that come with that role? Do you love the Lord but are struggling with your specific ministry?
Are you struggling with family relationships, life transitions, athletic/sports issues, or problems working in ministry? I am passionate about addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals and families. With a strong foundation in Christian Counseling principles, I have dedicated my career to fostering healing and growth. Do you need help navigating the complexities of family dynamics? Are you an athlete struggling with the specific pressures that come with that role? Do you love the Lord but are struggling with your specific ministry?
(864) 528-3065 View (864) 528-3065

Online Therapists

Photo of Anna Voss, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anna Voss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
I know that you are suffering. I know that you just want to be happy with your life and yourself. I also know that above all else, you do not want to be alone anymore. I cannot promise you that I can help you solve everything; I cannot promise that the world and other people will seem friendlier after meeting with me. I cannot promise that therapy is not a long and sometimes painful process... However, I can promise that you will be treated with acceptance and respect for you and your struggles.
I know that you are suffering. I know that you just want to be happy with your life and yourself. I also know that above all else, you do not want to be alone anymore. I cannot promise you that I can help you solve everything; I cannot promise that the world and other people will seem friendlier after meeting with me. I cannot promise that therapy is not a long and sometimes painful process... However, I can promise that you will be treated with acceptance and respect for you and your struggles.
(864) 513-0785 View (864) 513-0785
Photo of Heather Simmerson, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Heather Simmerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Easley, SC 29640
As humans we are all susceptible to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and degraded self care. We can all fall victims to relationship problems, grief and confusion navigating through life with its ever changing twists and turns. I opened my practice with the desire to give clients a nonjudgmental, safe and welcoming environment in order to work on overcoming these life obstacles when they interfere with ones happiness and clarity.
As humans we are all susceptible to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and degraded self care. We can all fall victims to relationship problems, grief and confusion navigating through life with its ever changing twists and turns. I opened my practice with the desire to give clients a nonjudgmental, safe and welcoming environment in order to work on overcoming these life obstacles when they interfere with ones happiness and clarity.
(864) 671-2644 View (864) 671-2644
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Angela Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, ADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irmo, SC 29063
Let's face it - life is challenging. Taking the first step to reach out and ask for help can be difficult. When we struggle with mental health, relational issues and/or substance use/misuse, it is easy to feel inadequate and wonder if things will ever get better. Although you may have found yourself in patterns that you do not like, you have the power to change them. You have strengths to help you create a life inspired by what's most important to you and deal with life’s challenges in a more effective way.
Let's face it - life is challenging. Taking the first step to reach out and ask for help can be difficult. When we struggle with mental health, relational issues and/or substance use/misuse, it is easy to feel inadequate and wonder if things will ever get better. Although you may have found yourself in patterns that you do not like, you have the power to change them. You have strengths to help you create a life inspired by what's most important to you and deal with life’s challenges in a more effective way.
(803) 918-5521 View (803) 918-5521
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Shawnette Horton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Mill, SC 29708
My ideal client consists of anyone who is struggling with their mental health. I enjoy supporting people in all life stages and transitions, and primarily work alongside parents who are encountering challenges with anxiety, depression, and PMADs. Even though perinatal and maternal mental health is a large focus of mine, I also enjoy working alongside others who do not identify as parents.
My ideal client consists of anyone who is struggling with their mental health. I enjoy supporting people in all life stages and transitions, and primarily work alongside parents who are encountering challenges with anxiety, depression, and PMADs. Even though perinatal and maternal mental health is a large focus of mine, I also enjoy working alongside others who do not identify as parents.
(843) 508-2757 View (843) 508-2757
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Jacquelyn M. Skinner-Johnson, LISW-CP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting Life on Life's terms can be difficult at times. Its ok and even healthy to reach out for support. You get to choose who you trust and with whom you feel most comfortable reaching out for that support. Counseling and problem solving with a clinician in an office setting can provide a 'sounding board' & objective feedback in a mutually respectful and professional way. I look forward with my customers to an opportunity to grow and learn through their experiences, assisting at times to extract meaning from their suffering.
Accepting Life on Life's terms can be difficult at times. Its ok and even healthy to reach out for support. You get to choose who you trust and with whom you feel most comfortable reaching out for that support. Counseling and problem solving with a clinician in an office setting can provide a 'sounding board' & objective feedback in a mutually respectful and professional way. I look forward with my customers to an opportunity to grow and learn through their experiences, assisting at times to extract meaning from their suffering.
(864) 513-4265 View (864) 513-4265
Photo of Elizabeth J Welch, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth J Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
We all need assistance at different times in our lives to navigate through challenging opportunities. As a therapist I am an advocate for healing, growth and a more authentic life. I work with adults who are dealing with loss, anxiety, depression, anger management, identity issues, trauma and those wanting a deeper more fulfilling life. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful, research-based therapy technique that is very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and similar emotional problems. I use EMDR and other modalities to work with adults.
We all need assistance at different times in our lives to navigate through challenging opportunities. As a therapist I am an advocate for healing, growth and a more authentic life. I work with adults who are dealing with loss, anxiety, depression, anger management, identity issues, trauma and those wanting a deeper more fulfilling life. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful, research-based therapy technique that is very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and similar emotional problems. I use EMDR and other modalities to work with adults.
(864) 507-5264 View (864) 507-5264

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Number of Therapists in Laurens County, SC

10+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in Laurens County, SC who prioritize treating:

79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
71% Depression
71% Anxiety
71% Family Conflict
71% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Medicaid
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Laurens County, SC see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laurens County?

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.