Therapists in Yankton County, SD

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Estelle Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPC-MH
Verified Verified
Yankton, SD 57078
As a licensed professional mental health counselor, I strive to help couples, families and individuals find the resources to work together, communicate and find the harmonious balance that will foster a healthy relationship in a marriage or family setting. Couples and families who are experiencing distress often play the "blame game" and experience difficulty in communication. As a counselor and third party, I strive to help clients listen to each other, find healthy communication techniques, and accept responsibility for their roles in the relationship in turn encouraging love and respect to grow within the family system.
As a licensed professional mental health counselor, I strive to help couples, families and individuals find the resources to work together, communicate and find the harmonious balance that will foster a healthy relationship in a marriage or family setting. Couples and families who are experiencing distress often play the "blame game" and experience difficulty in communication. As a counselor and third party, I strive to help clients listen to each other, find healthy communication techniques, and accept responsibility for their roles in the relationship in turn encouraging love and respect to grow within the family system.
(605) 277-4682 View (605) 277-4682
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Journey To Change Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yankton, SD 57078
Seeking mental health services can help an individual learn to cope with the difficulties that occur in one’s life. I will be available to assist you in your mental health needs, learning to manage symptoms causing one discomfort. Mental health therapy, whether individual or couples, is about change and meeting the best needs of those involved.
Seeking mental health services can help an individual learn to cope with the difficulties that occur in one’s life. I will be available to assist you in your mental health needs, learning to manage symptoms causing one discomfort. Mental health therapy, whether individual or couples, is about change and meeting the best needs of those involved.
(605) 655-2098 View (605) 655-2098
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Rhonda Schieffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Yankton, SD 57078
Life can be very difficult at times and seeking mental health services can help you through those times. I will be able to assist you in coping with the struggles in your life and meeting your mental health goals. I have 20 years of experience in providing mental health therapy in an outpatient setting. Whether you are coming in for individual therapy or for couple's therapy, I will assist you in this journey.
Life can be very difficult at times and seeking mental health services can help you through those times. I will be able to assist you in coping with the struggles in your life and meeting your mental health goals. I have 20 years of experience in providing mental health therapy in an outpatient setting. Whether you are coming in for individual therapy or for couple's therapy, I will assist you in this journey.
(605) 210-5598 View (605) 210-5598
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Brooke Greenig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yankton, SD 57078
I have experience working in the inpatient setting with adolescents, adults, and their families. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds with a variety of mental health needs including trauma and PTSD, relationship concerns, challenging life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger management issues, Autism, depression, and other emotional/ behavioral issues/needs. I welcome court-referred clients or clients otherwise involved in the legal system. I have been intensively trained by BTech for DBT.
I have experience working in the inpatient setting with adolescents, adults, and their families. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds with a variety of mental health needs including trauma and PTSD, relationship concerns, challenging life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger management issues, Autism, depression, and other emotional/ behavioral issues/needs. I welcome court-referred clients or clients otherwise involved in the legal system. I have been intensively trained by BTech for DBT.
(605) 231-9436 View (605) 231-9436
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Lakeview Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yankton, SD 57078  (Online Only)
In today's world, therapy is something that is being encouraged for self care. People are dealing with everyday stressors, life changes, and everyone needs support. Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, anxiety, depression, adjustments, or just needing someone to talk to, please reach out.
In today's world, therapy is something that is being encouraged for self care. People are dealing with everyday stressors, life changes, and everyone needs support. Whether you are dealing with a new diagnosis, anxiety, depression, adjustments, or just needing someone to talk to, please reach out.
(605) 453-6045 View (605) 453-6045
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Irina Nicholas Goubanova
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Yankton, SD 57078
Life is a journey, not a destination.We need strength & resiliency during that journey. We all occasionally stumble and face pitfalls. I am an experienced and intuitive mental health professional, who will help you heal during the times of emotional distress and life crises. My training and professional experience focus on helping clients during the time of transition.I have been successful in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Chronic pain. I include therapeutic hypnosis Do not face your struggles alone. Help is within reach. You will know after your first visit, if you made the right choice.
Life is a journey, not a destination.We need strength & resiliency during that journey. We all occasionally stumble and face pitfalls. I am an experienced and intuitive mental health professional, who will help you heal during the times of emotional distress and life crises. My training and professional experience focus on helping clients during the time of transition.I have been successful in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Chronic pain. I include therapeutic hypnosis Do not face your struggles alone. Help is within reach. You will know after your first visit, if you made the right choice.
(605) 250-3971 View (605) 250-3971
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Kristina Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, QMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yankton, SD 57078
I am a Licensed Counselor based in Sioux Falls, SD. I am a therapist who approaches therapy from a relational, collaborative, and strength-based perspective. I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and challenges in adjusting to recent life changes. I value the therapeutic relationship and focus on the resiliency of the client to create a firm foundation on which to achieve change. I find great worth in aiding the client to find their OWN voice to promote healing and wellness. I am currently accepting new clients.
I am a Licensed Counselor based in Sioux Falls, SD. I am a therapist who approaches therapy from a relational, collaborative, and strength-based perspective. I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, and challenges in adjusting to recent life changes. I value the therapeutic relationship and focus on the resiliency of the client to create a firm foundation on which to achieve change. I find great worth in aiding the client to find their OWN voice to promote healing and wellness. I am currently accepting new clients.
(605) 349-1672 View (605) 349-1672
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Kelsey Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Yankton, SD 57078
I love helping people reach their full potential and providing support to them along the way! I provide a holistic and non-judgemental approach to clients to help them feel safe, heard, and validated. Together we will discover what works best for you and create reachable goals. I work with all personal, relational, sexual, and psychological issues. Through one-on-one therapy, I am committed and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. As for couples therapy, we will work through difficult relationship dynamics and conflicts while we strengthen communication and intimacy!
I love helping people reach their full potential and providing support to them along the way! I provide a holistic and non-judgemental approach to clients to help them feel safe, heard, and validated. Together we will discover what works best for you and create reachable goals. I work with all personal, relational, sexual, and psychological issues. Through one-on-one therapy, I am committed and dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. As for couples therapy, we will work through difficult relationship dynamics and conflicts while we strengthen communication and intimacy!
(605) 674-7668 View (605) 674-7668

Online Therapists

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Allison Parsons
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
My ideal client is someone who seeks support across the developmental spectrum, from children to adolescents and adults. They may grapple with issues ranging from anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal challenges. Their needs encompass a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. Their ultimate goal is to attain improved mental well-being, harness their inner strengths, and cultivate the skills needed to navigate life's complexities with confidence and resilience. Their desire for growth and transformation stems from a genuine aspiration to lead a fulfilling and empowered life.
My ideal client is someone who seeks support across the developmental spectrum, from children to adolescents and adults. They may grapple with issues ranging from anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal challenges. Their needs encompass a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. Their ultimate goal is to attain improved mental well-being, harness their inner strengths, and cultivate the skills needed to navigate life's complexities with confidence and resilience. Their desire for growth and transformation stems from a genuine aspiration to lead a fulfilling and empowered life.
(605) 215-1309 View (605) 215-1309
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Erin Ratchford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Many of my clients have been told they are “too much” and struggle with exhaustion as they attempt to meet the expectations of those around them while minimizing their own needs. I walk alongside individuals who are looking to tame feelings of anxiety or depression. Sometimes this work includes discussing difficulties with focus or staying grounded in relationships. It may center around parenting responsibilities or relating to career/academic goals. I help clients identify their strengths, their values, and their needs, so they can build a life filled with peace and fulfillment that is uniquely their own.
Many of my clients have been told they are “too much” and struggle with exhaustion as they attempt to meet the expectations of those around them while minimizing their own needs. I walk alongside individuals who are looking to tame feelings of anxiety or depression. Sometimes this work includes discussing difficulties with focus or staying grounded in relationships. It may center around parenting responsibilities or relating to career/academic goals. I help clients identify their strengths, their values, and their needs, so they can build a life filled with peace and fulfillment that is uniquely their own.
(605) 453-4441 View (605) 453-4441
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Jennifer Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, QMHP, LIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burke, SD 57523
If you are trying to manage getting through a traumatic experience, riding the wave of up and down emotions, having relationship conflicts, or just need some assistance with life planning I can help provide direction and healing. I have been trained and enjoy using expertise in areas such as dialectical behavior therapy to assist with emotional regulation, increasing connection to the present moment, managing interpersonal relationships, and getting through crisis situations. I also enjoy using the modality of EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing) to work on reducing emotions and behaviors related to past trauma.
If you are trying to manage getting through a traumatic experience, riding the wave of up and down emotions, having relationship conflicts, or just need some assistance with life planning I can help provide direction and healing. I have been trained and enjoy using expertise in areas such as dialectical behavior therapy to assist with emotional regulation, increasing connection to the present moment, managing interpersonal relationships, and getting through crisis situations. I also enjoy using the modality of EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing) to work on reducing emotions and behaviors related to past trauma.
(605) 210-5794 View (605) 210-5794
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Lincoln Witt, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookings, SD 57006  (Online Only)
In my professional practice, I support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. I support individuals from adolescence through adulthood and find that most of my clients desire relief of mental health symptoms that have taken control of their lives.
In my professional practice, I support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. I support individuals from adolescence through adulthood and find that most of my clients desire relief of mental health symptoms that have taken control of their lives.
(503) 987-3749 View (503) 987-3749
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Annie E McMillan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
My highest priority is to welcome every individual with an open mind and compassion. I aim to provide inclusive services to anyone that finds themselves in need of support, guidance, or simply wanting to feel heard. Together we will explore any barriers and challenges that stand in the way of living the life you envision and will address these with creativity and sensitivity.
My highest priority is to welcome every individual with an open mind and compassion. I aim to provide inclusive services to anyone that finds themselves in need of support, guidance, or simply wanting to feel heard. Together we will explore any barriers and challenges that stand in the way of living the life you envision and will address these with creativity and sensitivity.
(605) 667-4425 View (605) 667-4425
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Jason VanRuler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-MH, QMHP, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
I specialize in working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and foster deeper connections in their relationships. Many of my clients find themselves excelling at many areas of their life while still feeling alone, discontent, and disconnected. This can lead to destructive behaviors as well as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Through a holistic approach, we will get to the heart of the matter and begin to identify and build a life that has more happiness, connection, and contentment. Sessions are a curated experience and conducted with the utmost discretion and regard for confidentiality.
I specialize in working with clients seeking to better understand themselves and foster deeper connections in their relationships. Many of my clients find themselves excelling at many areas of their life while still feeling alone, discontent, and disconnected. This can lead to destructive behaviors as well as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Through a holistic approach, we will get to the heart of the matter and begin to identify and build a life that has more happiness, connection, and contentment. Sessions are a curated experience and conducted with the utmost discretion and regard for confidentiality.
(605) 210-5945 View (605) 210-5945
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Robyn Niewenhuis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Everyone has emotional challenges. Solutions to these challenges are available to everyone. No one needs to suffer alone and helping people cope with their experiences is something I am passionate about. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of therapy, if you simply want to set life goals or establish healthy relationships or feel you are in crisis, let’s collaboratively work together to stabilize your situation and find the skills necessary to improve your quality of life. The nonjudgmental therapeutic environment I strive to create is one of acceptance, compassion, and partnership.
Everyone has emotional challenges. Solutions to these challenges are available to everyone. No one needs to suffer alone and helping people cope with their experiences is something I am passionate about. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of therapy, if you simply want to set life goals or establish healthy relationships or feel you are in crisis, let’s collaboratively work together to stabilize your situation and find the skills necessary to improve your quality of life. The nonjudgmental therapeutic environment I strive to create is one of acceptance, compassion, and partnership.
(605) 203-4166 View (605) 203-4166
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Sherry L. Bartels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, QMHP, LPC-MH, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional, Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Approved Supervisor Status, and National Certified Counselor. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families (children, adolescents and adults). I have also provided counseling and education to healthcare professionals, legal professionals, athletes, educational organizations, workplace environments, and community groups.
I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional, Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Approved Supervisor Status, and National Certified Counselor. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families (children, adolescents and adults). I have also provided counseling and education to healthcare professionals, legal professionals, athletes, educational organizations, workplace environments, and community groups.
(605) 988-8369 View (605) 988-8369
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Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MH, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Life can be better! Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy is a safe and comfortable place to address your concerns. Many of us carry hurt and pain for years but choosing therapy to address it helps your life to become better. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues. Let's begin your journey to healing for a better life!
Life can be better! Yellow Brick Road Counseling and Therapy is a safe and comfortable place to address your concerns. Many of us carry hurt and pain for years but choosing therapy to address it helps your life to become better. With a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives, I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, hurt, and pain. I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. I use a variety of tools to address anxiety, depression, behavior and relationship issues. Let's begin your journey to healing for a better life!
(605) 546-9331 View (605) 546-9331
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Carolina Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Finding the right counselor can often be a daunting task, one that many clients attempt once and never again. Although I'm sure I'm not the right counselor for everyone, I hope to (at the very least) provide you with a positive experience on the benefits of counseling. I promise to create a safe space for you to voice your presenting concerns via active listening, empathy, and encouragement so that the thoughts can stop playing mental tennis in your mind. Together, we will find solutions to your presenting concerns and supply you with the adequate skills for your long-term success.
Finding the right counselor can often be a daunting task, one that many clients attempt once and never again. Although I'm sure I'm not the right counselor for everyone, I hope to (at the very least) provide you with a positive experience on the benefits of counseling. I promise to create a safe space for you to voice your presenting concerns via active listening, empathy, and encouragement so that the thoughts can stop playing mental tennis in your mind. Together, we will find solutions to your presenting concerns and supply you with the adequate skills for your long-term success.
(605) 667-4528 View (605) 667-4528
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Ondrea Patzlaff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Everyone is deserving of health and happiness, sometimes we need support along the way. I believe all people have value and purpose. I have 16+ years of experience working with a comprehensive set of tools and interventions to help move toward healing.
Everyone is deserving of health and happiness, sometimes we need support along the way. I believe all people have value and purpose. I have 16+ years of experience working with a comprehensive set of tools and interventions to help move toward healing.
(605) 467-7762 View (605) 467-7762
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Angela M Sadowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
I am an open, caring, compassionate therapist who will build a therapeutic relationship with each individual using a client centered approach. Therapy is an active and collaborative process between client and therapist. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the issues you want to address in therapy. I will work with you to identify and help implement new strategies to manage the challenges you are facing, while giving you honest, helpful feedback to help you reach the right solution and choices for yourself, My office is a confidential, comfortable, and relaxed, warm and inviting environment.
I am an open, caring, compassionate therapist who will build a therapeutic relationship with each individual using a client centered approach. Therapy is an active and collaborative process between client and therapist. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the issues you want to address in therapy. I will work with you to identify and help implement new strategies to manage the challenges you are facing, while giving you honest, helpful feedback to help you reach the right solution and choices for yourself, My office is a confidential, comfortable, and relaxed, warm and inviting environment.
(605) 569-4774 View (605) 569-4774

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Number of Therapists in Yankton County, SD

< 10

Therapists in Yankton County, SD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Stress
88% Divorce
88% Self Esteem
88% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Sanford Health Plan
100% Avera Health Plans

How Therapists in Yankton County, SD see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Yankton 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.