Therapists in Pendleton, SC

Photo of Brianna Hall, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brianna Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pendleton, SC 29670
In relationships, it can be difficult to achieve the perfect balance between stability and excitement. Perhaps you feel like your relationship is at a crossroads or has become stagnant. Perhaps you are trying to heal from pain and repair the levels of fairness and trust in your relationship.
In relationships, it can be difficult to achieve the perfect balance between stability and excitement. Perhaps you feel like your relationship is at a crossroads or has become stagnant. Perhaps you are trying to heal from pain and repair the levels of fairness and trust in your relationship.
(864) 514-5688 View (864) 514-5688
Photo of Kate Bowen Morse, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kate Bowen Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pendleton, SC 29670
At The Well Center, we believe you deserve specialized care. I work with adults, teens, and children feeling stuck in patterns that are no longer serving them. This often shows up as anxiety, worry, panic, depression, self-criticism, grief, relationship difficulties, trauma, indecisiveness, perinatal concerns, and major life stress.
At The Well Center, we believe you deserve specialized care. I work with adults, teens, and children feeling stuck in patterns that are no longer serving them. This often shows up as anxiety, worry, panic, depression, self-criticism, grief, relationship difficulties, trauma, indecisiveness, perinatal concerns, and major life stress.
(864) 727-7008 View (864) 727-7008
Photo of Michele Davenport, LPC, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michele Davenport
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Pendleton, SC 29670
We all have difficult times in our lives, and our reactions and thoughts can lead to or exacerbate anxiety, depression, and other unhealthy disorders. I work with teens and up, and I have extensive experience working with college students to help them find balance, motivation, and overcome their fears of "adulting." I use CBT, REBT and Reality Therapy. I believe it's not so much about negative experiences we have as it is about our ideas about these experiences. I teach how to reframe, set boundaries, and change how clients perceive situations to help reduce or remove negative emotions so they can live full and happy lives.
We all have difficult times in our lives, and our reactions and thoughts can lead to or exacerbate anxiety, depression, and other unhealthy disorders. I work with teens and up, and I have extensive experience working with college students to help them find balance, motivation, and overcome their fears of "adulting." I use CBT, REBT and Reality Therapy. I believe it's not so much about negative experiences we have as it is about our ideas about these experiences. I teach how to reframe, set boundaries, and change how clients perceive situations to help reduce or remove negative emotions so they can live full and happy lives.
(864) 214-2709 View (864) 214-2709
Photo of Christopher Grandits, PhD, Psychologist
Christopher Grandits
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pendleton, SC 29670
Christopher Grandits is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Owner/Director of Thriving Point Therapy. Psychotherapy can offer a chance to turn your breaking point into your thriving point. Everyone deserves to thrive, and Thriving Point provides state of the art evidence-based treatment in a kind, caring, and healing environment. We welcome people from all ethnicities, faiths, identities, and belief systems.
Christopher Grandits is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Owner/Director of Thriving Point Therapy. Psychotherapy can offer a chance to turn your breaking point into your thriving point. Everyone deserves to thrive, and Thriving Point provides state of the art evidence-based treatment in a kind, caring, and healing environment. We welcome people from all ethnicities, faiths, identities, and belief systems.
(864) 531-5435 View (864) 531-5435
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Cheryl Smart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Pendleton, SC 29670
Not accepting new clients
I truly believe there is an innate wisdom in each of us waiting to be heard. We are designed to heal and to evolve. My goal is to engage with you in exploring what you want to achieve and understand what is in the way of your success. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Seneca SC. I have been providing professional counseling services for over 30 years. My approach is integrative with the intention of working with what resonates with you. I believe it is our nature is to seek connection, a sense of belonging, and happiness.
I truly believe there is an innate wisdom in each of us waiting to be heard. We are designed to heal and to evolve. My goal is to engage with you in exploring what you want to achieve and understand what is in the way of your success. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Seneca SC. I have been providing professional counseling services for over 30 years. My approach is integrative with the intention of working with what resonates with you. I believe it is our nature is to seek connection, a sense of belonging, and happiness.
(864) 571-1858 View (864) 571-1858
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Alexis (Alex) Simone Barjona
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Pendleton, SC 29670  (Online Only)
No matter the issue(s) or ultimate goal(s), I believe counseling is a collaborative effort. Together, we will work on goal setting, modifying, and executing those goals to ensure my clients are receiving the best quality services applicable. Like Jeremiah 29:11 states, “…I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Collectively, we will unveil your want(s)/need(s) and ultimately your motivation for counseling services, to achieve your purpose here in/out of session(s).
No matter the issue(s) or ultimate goal(s), I believe counseling is a collaborative effort. Together, we will work on goal setting, modifying, and executing those goals to ensure my clients are receiving the best quality services applicable. Like Jeremiah 29:11 states, “…I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Collectively, we will unveil your want(s)/need(s) and ultimately your motivation for counseling services, to achieve your purpose here in/out of session(s).
(803) 913-6906 View (803) 913-6906

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Photo of Rickell Ballentine, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rickell Ballentine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
Imagine intimacy without shame. The full benefits of pleasure in the relationship. Unlocking your best potential to feel comfortable in your own body and around those you may want to share it with. Unease within yourself or tension in your current relationships is causing stress throughout other aspects in your life and you are unsure of who to turn to for open discussion about such a vulnerable topic. Sex and sexuality is not a typical subject that is usually welcomed with open arms. I am here to change that.
Imagine intimacy without shame. The full benefits of pleasure in the relationship. Unlocking your best potential to feel comfortable in your own body and around those you may want to share it with. Unease within yourself or tension in your current relationships is causing stress throughout other aspects in your life and you are unsure of who to turn to for open discussion about such a vulnerable topic. Sex and sexuality is not a typical subject that is usually welcomed with open arms. I am here to change that.
(864) 635-4004 View (864) 635-4004
Photo of Tanika L B Fields, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tanika L B Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29621
***ACCEPTNG NEW CLIENTS*** My office provides a professional atmosphere where you feel safe, know your needs are confidential, and you are comfortable expressing your truth without judgment. It is my goal to meet people where they are and assist them in exploring solutions to their concerns and achieving their personal life goals.
***ACCEPTNG NEW CLIENTS*** My office provides a professional atmosphere where you feel safe, know your needs are confidential, and you are comfortable expressing your truth without judgment. It is my goal to meet people where they are and assist them in exploring solutions to their concerns and achieving their personal life goals.
(864) 432-5561 View (864) 432-5561
Photo of Dr. Virginia Schwab, EdD, LCSW, LISW, LEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dr. Virginia Schwab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, LISW, LEP
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29625  (Online Only)
I am a virtual Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist in CA, SC and AK, I utilize a relatively active therapeutic modality. For the client, this means that we participate in discussions and explorations. Trauma or other painful emotional experiences can lead to overwhelming emotions in “utter aloneness”; undoing that aloneness through a supportive and encouraging relationship with your therapist is key to healing. Many therapists focus on what is wrong with a person; I focus on what is right and potentially transformative.
I am a virtual Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist in CA, SC and AK, I utilize a relatively active therapeutic modality. For the client, this means that we participate in discussions and explorations. Trauma or other painful emotional experiences can lead to overwhelming emotions in “utter aloneness”; undoing that aloneness through a supportive and encouraging relationship with your therapist is key to healing. Many therapists focus on what is wrong with a person; I focus on what is right and potentially transformative.
(760) 227-8214 View (760) 227-8214
Photo of Kathleen Marie May, MA, Counselor
Kathleen Marie May
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Clemson, SC 29631
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in private practice in the Clemson area for over twenty years. My practice includes adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I work with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, as well as matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Fundamental to this is my belief that we are all individuals who affect and are affected by our families, groups of which we are a part, and the larger society. The variety of techniques I employ are all in the service of empowering my clients as they work toward healing.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in private practice in the Clemson area for over twenty years. My practice includes adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I work with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, as well as matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Fundamental to this is my belief that we are all individuals who affect and are affected by our families, groups of which we are a part, and the larger society. The variety of techniques I employ are all in the service of empowering my clients as they work toward healing.
(864) 374-2273 View (864) 374-2273
Photo of Christine Dowling, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christine Dowling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
Not accepting new clients
A guiding principle in working with any client is to see that person as a unique individual with strengths and potential far greater than the problem that has brought them to my door. My job is to tap into those strengths, to help you see your potential, and to support you in making the change you are seeking to achieve. I incorporate a holistic approach that looks at a client from a whole person, mind-body perspective, focusing on identifying relational, lifestyle, or cognitive changes that may be beneficial to reaching your identified goals.
A guiding principle in working with any client is to see that person as a unique individual with strengths and potential far greater than the problem that has brought them to my door. My job is to tap into those strengths, to help you see your potential, and to support you in making the change you are seeking to achieve. I incorporate a holistic approach that looks at a client from a whole person, mind-body perspective, focusing on identifying relational, lifestyle, or cognitive changes that may be beneficial to reaching your identified goals.
(864) 343-8734 View (864) 343-8734
Photo of Yadira I Baez-Lockard - Yadira Baez-Lockard, Psy.D. Forensic, PsyD, MA, Legal, Psychologist
Yadira Baez-Lockard, Psy.D. Forensic
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, Legal
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
Dr. Lockard was awarded her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her internship at the Kentucky Department of Corrections where she focused on the treatment of male and female sex offender treatment. Her experience includes years of forensic and clinical treatment and evaluation in out-patient, in-patient, and correctional settings. Such experiences include: Community Mental Health Clinics, Autism Clinics, County and Psychiatric Hospitals, and state behavioral and social services agencies. Her areas of expertise (all bilingual) include: clinical, criminal forensic, psychosexual, and neuropsychological assessment and treatment.
Dr. Lockard was awarded her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her internship at the Kentucky Department of Corrections where she focused on the treatment of male and female sex offender treatment. Her experience includes years of forensic and clinical treatment and evaluation in out-patient, in-patient, and correctional settings. Such experiences include: Community Mental Health Clinics, Autism Clinics, County and Psychiatric Hospitals, and state behavioral and social services agencies. Her areas of expertise (all bilingual) include: clinical, criminal forensic, psychosexual, and neuropsychological assessment and treatment.
(864) 501-0165 View (864) 501-0165
Photo of Anisha R Blanding Supervisor, LPCS, LAC, MAC, RYT 200, Licensed Professional Counselor
Anisha R Blanding Supervisor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS, LAC, MAC, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29621
In life we are often faced with life altering events that create a rollercoaster of emotions, leading to you feeling unbalanced and not in control of your life. You may even have a vision of the goals you want to achieve, but due to life circumstances your goals seems more impossible to achieve. I would like for you to know that "You are not alone". Sometimes having a safe space to work through life's trauma is what you need to get life back on track. Allow me to join you on your journey as you rediscover your true potential, restore your purpose, and live the life that you were truly meant to live.
In life we are often faced with life altering events that create a rollercoaster of emotions, leading to you feeling unbalanced and not in control of your life. You may even have a vision of the goals you want to achieve, but due to life circumstances your goals seems more impossible to achieve. I would like for you to know that "You are not alone". Sometimes having a safe space to work through life's trauma is what you need to get life back on track. Allow me to join you on your journey as you rediscover your true potential, restore your purpose, and live the life that you were truly meant to live.
(864) 712-4813 View (864) 712-4813
Photo of Susan Tankersley, MMFT, LMFT, LMFT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist
Susan Tankersley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
Waitlist for new clients
In this world you and I are guaranteed to experience some sort of trouble (John 16:33). I am called and have been very well equipped to help individuals, couples, and families learn how to have an abundant life in-spite of the troubles of this world. I have limited space available for new clients. Please call to see if I can help meet your needs.
In this world you and I are guaranteed to experience some sort of trouble (John 16:33). I am called and have been very well equipped to help individuals, couples, and families learn how to have an abundant life in-spite of the troubles of this world. I have limited space available for new clients. Please call to see if I can help meet your needs.
(864) 438-3434 View (864) 438-3434
Photo of Mary Whitman, LPCA, MEd
Mary Whitman
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clemson, SC 29631
When you were little, someone asked what you wanted to do when you grew up. You said something cute & brilliant like, “I’m going to be a kangaroo!” and bopped along your happy way. The years rolled on and that question kept coming - holding more weight as you got older. At some point, you got to know yourself, made some big choices, checked off your to-do list, changed locations, lost some friends, made some new friends & ended up where you are today! A million moments have taken place between then and now. How are you doing?
When you were little, someone asked what you wanted to do when you grew up. You said something cute & brilliant like, “I’m going to be a kangaroo!” and bopped along your happy way. The years rolled on and that question kept coming - holding more weight as you got older. At some point, you got to know yourself, made some big choices, checked off your to-do list, changed locations, lost some friends, made some new friends & ended up where you are today! A million moments have taken place between then and now. How are you doing?
(864) 528-7630 View (864) 528-7630
Photo of Dr. Elizabeth Ingram Shands, PhD, LP, HSP, Psychologist
Dr. Elizabeth Ingram Shands
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
I specialize in evaluation and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and specific learning disorder. I have worked extensively in school- and community-based settings and work extensively with school-age children, but also see preschoolers at risk for future school difficulties and adults seeking accommodations at their college/university due to attention and/or learning problems.
I specialize in evaluation and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and specific learning disorder. I have worked extensively in school- and community-based settings and work extensively with school-age children, but also see preschoolers at risk for future school difficulties and adults seeking accommodations at their college/university due to attention and/or learning problems.
(864) 491-5842 View (864) 491-5842
Photo of Emme Smith, MPA, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emme Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPA, MEd
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Anderson, SC 29621
Are you a high performing professional experiencing anxiety? Do career demands often leave you stressed and fatigued? Has work/life balance become difficult to juggle? Is high stress and anxiety your new normal? Are you looking for an outlet to vent some of life's frustrations? If you've found yourself in a space that feels a little out of the ordinary, we 're holding space for you to heal.
Are you a high performing professional experiencing anxiety? Do career demands often leave you stressed and fatigued? Has work/life balance become difficult to juggle? Is high stress and anxiety your new normal? Are you looking for an outlet to vent some of life's frustrations? If you've found yourself in a space that feels a little out of the ordinary, we 're holding space for you to heal.
(864) 412-0782 View (864) 412-0782
Photo of Michelle Missel, M Ed, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle Missel
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Clemson, SC 29632
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life challenges set us back, block us from full potential, or even begin to overwhelm, control, and paralyze helpful thoughts and emotions. Counseling, with the assistance of a professional who supports, cares, and listens without judgement, is a way to navigate through difficult areas in our lives. As a licensed therapist, I specialize in a broad array of issues- including life stressors, interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. I invite you to explore with me, through a variety of techniques, how you can begin to stabilize emotions, discover coping skills, and heal.
Sometimes life challenges set us back, block us from full potential, or even begin to overwhelm, control, and paralyze helpful thoughts and emotions. Counseling, with the assistance of a professional who supports, cares, and listens without judgement, is a way to navigate through difficult areas in our lives. As a licensed therapist, I specialize in a broad array of issues- including life stressors, interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. I invite you to explore with me, through a variety of techniques, how you can begin to stabilize emotions, discover coping skills, and heal.
(864) 712-7479 View (864) 712-7479
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Meredith Holly Randle Spiars
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29621
Not accepting new clients
The desire for hope in the midst of challenging circumstances is a theme for many seeking counseling. I consider it a privilege to be a part of your journey in the counseling process. We all need hope as we deal with the difficulties of life. You do not have to face the struggles of life alone. I see counseling as a process of working through thoughts, difficulties, and emotions together in order to grow, become stronger, and more confident in dealing with life.
The desire for hope in the midst of challenging circumstances is a theme for many seeking counseling. I consider it a privilege to be a part of your journey in the counseling process. We all need hope as we deal with the difficulties of life. You do not have to face the struggles of life alone. I see counseling as a process of working through thoughts, difficulties, and emotions together in order to grow, become stronger, and more confident in dealing with life.
(864) 610-1656 View (864) 610-1656
Photo of Joann Ezra Gavalda, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joann Ezra Gavalda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Anderson, SC 29621
At certain points in life, we all need support. Change is possible! As long as there is life, there is hope! Whether faced with a disappoint, daily stress, relationship conflict, addictive behavior, past trauma, or depression and anxiety, we all need help at times. Within the safety of a therapeutic relationship, I will be happy to join in your journey to help restore purpose, peace and balance to your life; to help you find strength to overcome challenges. I'm here to listen, to understand and to offer my professional knowledge, skills, and passion for life to YOU! It would be my privilege to help you find the solutions you seek.
At certain points in life, we all need support. Change is possible! As long as there is life, there is hope! Whether faced with a disappoint, daily stress, relationship conflict, addictive behavior, past trauma, or depression and anxiety, we all need help at times. Within the safety of a therapeutic relationship, I will be happy to join in your journey to help restore purpose, peace and balance to your life; to help you find strength to overcome challenges. I'm here to listen, to understand and to offer my professional knowledge, skills, and passion for life to YOU! It would be my privilege to help you find the solutions you seek.
(864) 252-1474 View (864) 252-1474

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Number of Therapists in Pendleton, SC

< 10

Therapists in Pendleton, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
83% Grief
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Pendleton, SC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pendleton?

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.