Therapists in Maryville, TN

Photo of Compassion Counseling, Counselor in Maryville, TN
Compassion Counseling
Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37804
I am now accepting new clients! Life constantly changes and this can feel overwhelming for many and create feelings of stress, anger, and anxiety. I want to help you feel empowered to overcome feelings worry and self-doubt. I want to help you see your own worth, strengths, and resiliency in a safe and non-judgmental space. I want to help calm your fears and thrive in the life you choose and deserve.
I am now accepting new clients! Life constantly changes and this can feel overwhelming for many and create feelings of stress, anger, and anxiety. I want to help you feel empowered to overcome feelings worry and self-doubt. I want to help you see your own worth, strengths, and resiliency in a safe and non-judgmental space. I want to help calm your fears and thrive in the life you choose and deserve.
(865) 426-1769 x4 View (865) 426-1769 x4
Photo of Wendy Pitts Reeves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maryville, TN
Wendy Pitts Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37802
Hello! I'm glad you're here. I think it was John Lennon who said, "Life is what happens while we're making other plans." As a woman leader at mid-life, you may be coping with transitions that are harder than expected. A challenging career. A big move. Getting used to an empty nest or helping aging parents. Even managing success can be pretty tough - right? Sometimes, it gets to the best of us. We find ourselves overwhelmed, burned out or just a little lost. But know this: you can get help. You will find your footing again. And this is a good place to start.
Hello! I'm glad you're here. I think it was John Lennon who said, "Life is what happens while we're making other plans." As a woman leader at mid-life, you may be coping with transitions that are harder than expected. A challenging career. A big move. Getting used to an empty nest or helping aging parents. Even managing success can be pretty tough - right? Sometimes, it gets to the best of us. We find ourselves overwhelmed, burned out or just a little lost. But know this: you can get help. You will find your footing again. And this is a good place to start.
(865) 518-2692 View (865) 518-2692
Photo of Andrea Leigh Clapp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Andrea Leigh Clapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804
My goal is to provide my clients with a safe non-judgemental space to grow emotionally. Together we are able to create individual unique plans that allow individuals and families to function in their desired capacity.
My goal is to provide my clients with a safe non-judgemental space to grow emotionally. Together we are able to create individual unique plans that allow individuals and families to function in their desired capacity.
(865) 269-9288 View (865) 269-9288
Photo of Kendra Hart, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Kendra Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP, LADAC 2
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804
Life has brought you here and I believe it is for a reason. Are you ready to start your journey towards healing? I think you are! You have been suffering long enough. Whether you have been tormented by your anxiety, oppressed by your depression, lost in your addiction or felt unsafe from your trauma, I am here to help. Is anger or other uncomfortable emotions controlling your life? Maybe it's the deep pain from the sadness of losing someone you love? Do you want help to stop those racing thoughts? Or maybe you just feel stuck and unmotivated? You are certainly not alone and there are ways to help overcome your struggles.
Life has brought you here and I believe it is for a reason. Are you ready to start your journey towards healing? I think you are! You have been suffering long enough. Whether you have been tormented by your anxiety, oppressed by your depression, lost in your addiction or felt unsafe from your trauma, I am here to help. Is anger or other uncomfortable emotions controlling your life? Maybe it's the deep pain from the sadness of losing someone you love? Do you want help to stop those racing thoughts? Or maybe you just feel stuck and unmotivated? You are certainly not alone and there are ways to help overcome your struggles.
(865) 217-2508 View (865) 217-2508
Photo of Hannah Barnett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maryville, TN
Hannah Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804
Waitlist for new clients
I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing and help you create meaning around your life experiences. Making the decision to seek extra support for you or your family is brave. I will prioritize your and your child’s comfort as we work towards your goals. I am compassionate and driven by an understanding of the sacred nature of personal struggles. I believe that your perspective and experience creates the framework for treatment and you can experience growth through increased understanding of your past experiences, freedom to express yourself utilizing creativity, and specific tools gained throughout therapy.
I believe therapy is an invaluable tool that can bring healing and help you create meaning around your life experiences. Making the decision to seek extra support for you or your family is brave. I will prioritize your and your child’s comfort as we work towards your goals. I am compassionate and driven by an understanding of the sacred nature of personal struggles. I believe that your perspective and experience creates the framework for treatment and you can experience growth through increased understanding of your past experiences, freedom to express yourself utilizing creativity, and specific tools gained throughout therapy.
(865) 217-0261 View (865) 217-0261
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Chico Creek Online Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804  (Online Only)
I love to work with couples. Every relationship has it's ups and downs, good times and bad. I'm here to help you through those hard times with you partner, equipping you with effective tools for communication, compromise and compassion. In individual counseling we all know that no two people can experience life in the same way. That's why it's my mission to tailor every single session to your individual needs, in order to overcome hardship, manage effects of past trauma and achieve spiritual, mental, emotional and relational balance.
I love to work with couples. Every relationship has it's ups and downs, good times and bad. I'm here to help you through those hard times with you partner, equipping you with effective tools for communication, compromise and compassion. In individual counseling we all know that no two people can experience life in the same way. That's why it's my mission to tailor every single session to your individual needs, in order to overcome hardship, manage effects of past trauma and achieve spiritual, mental, emotional and relational balance.
(865) 409-2202 View (865) 409-2202
Photo of Sharon Sitler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Sharon Sitler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37803
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, encouraging them and giving them hope. I believe in balanced living and looking at how issues are affecting us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I believe in looking at things from a Christian Worldview but work with people from all viewpoints. I used to work in the corporate world so can identify with people from all walks of life and many different life experiences. I started counseling individuals in Florida as an intern many years ago. Graduated in 1997 and am licensed both in Florida and Tennessee. My family moved to Tennessee 16 years ago, we love Tennessee.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, encouraging them and giving them hope. I believe in balanced living and looking at how issues are affecting us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I believe in looking at things from a Christian Worldview but work with people from all viewpoints. I used to work in the corporate world so can identify with people from all walks of life and many different life experiences. I started counseling individuals in Florida as an intern many years ago. Graduated in 1997 and am licensed both in Florida and Tennessee. My family moved to Tennessee 16 years ago, we love Tennessee.
(865) 409-1334 View (865) 409-1334
Photo of Benjamin Henckel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Maryville, TN
Benjamin Henckel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37801
Life is oftentimes filled with ups and downs, trials and tribulations followed by strength and fortitude. I believe my clients have the ability to overcome the toughest of obstacles, despite feeling trapped and not knowing how to persevere. Life is comprised of several complexities, and it is my desire to assist clients in navigating them. I aspire to help clients develop a greater sense of hope, personal autonomy, and belief that they can achieve their goals.
Life is oftentimes filled with ups and downs, trials and tribulations followed by strength and fortitude. I believe my clients have the ability to overcome the toughest of obstacles, despite feeling trapped and not knowing how to persevere. Life is comprised of several complexities, and it is my desire to assist clients in navigating them. I aspire to help clients develop a greater sense of hope, personal autonomy, and belief that they can achieve their goals.
(865) 484-3893 View (865) 484-3893
Photo of Megan Marcus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maryville, TN
Megan Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37801
Waitlist for new clients
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step- Lau Tuzla. Taking that first step can be scary and intimidating. I’m glad you are bravely exploring that first step. I have been in the social work field for over 17 years. My work history includes providing rehabilitation services for incarcerated individuals, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient and outpatient treatment for seniors and adults in a hospital setting. I work with ages 18 and up and my specialities include all issues related to seniors, caregivers, grief, depression, anxiety, and postpartum support.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step- Lau Tuzla. Taking that first step can be scary and intimidating. I’m glad you are bravely exploring that first step. I have been in the social work field for over 17 years. My work history includes providing rehabilitation services for incarcerated individuals, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient and outpatient treatment for seniors and adults in a hospital setting. I work with ages 18 and up and my specialities include all issues related to seniors, caregivers, grief, depression, anxiety, and postpartum support.
(865) 205-6912 View (865) 205-6912
Photo of Vickie Starkey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maryville, TN
Vickie Starkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37801
I love helping people heal from things they didn't even know were bothering them. Maybe you struggle with negative self talk, depression, anxiety, ADHD, the consequences of complex trauma and/or just negative events nagging at you. Maybe you don't even know what the problem is, you just know something needs to change. I have helped people recover from all of these things, the trauma from being labeled with dyslexia and so much more. I love working with all people regardless of their background or past behavior. I have worked with the sickest of the sick and the worst of the worst, I've helped them and I can help you.
I love helping people heal from things they didn't even know were bothering them. Maybe you struggle with negative self talk, depression, anxiety, ADHD, the consequences of complex trauma and/or just negative events nagging at you. Maybe you don't even know what the problem is, you just know something needs to change. I have helped people recover from all of these things, the trauma from being labeled with dyslexia and so much more. I love working with all people regardless of their background or past behavior. I have worked with the sickest of the sick and the worst of the worst, I've helped them and I can help you.
(865) 205-0513 View (865) 205-0513
Photo of Heather Webb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Heather Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37801
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I welcome adults, teenagers, children, and couples. I have 21 years experience in the Mental Health field and always continue to learn how to best help a variety of populations. I have experience in and am able to treat people who have Anxiety, Depression, on the Autism Spectrum,Bi-polar, ADHD, OCD, Addictions, Phobias, ODD, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and low self-esteem.
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I welcome adults, teenagers, children, and couples. I have 21 years experience in the Mental Health field and always continue to learn how to best help a variety of populations. I have experience in and am able to treat people who have Anxiety, Depression, on the Autism Spectrum,Bi-polar, ADHD, OCD, Addictions, Phobias, ODD, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and low self-esteem.
(865) 217-2692 View (865) 217-2692
Photo of Jo Clark, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Jo Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37804
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked for the past 19 years with adults, adolescents and children, addressing a variety of issues to include behavioral concerns, a variety of mental health diagnoses, trauma, addiction, self-harm, depression, anxiety, family issues, and more. I have also worked with adults in a variety of settings to address marriage and family concerns as well as addiction, trauma, and parenting skills.
I have worked for the past 19 years with adults, adolescents and children, addressing a variety of issues to include behavioral concerns, a variety of mental health diagnoses, trauma, addiction, self-harm, depression, anxiety, family issues, and more. I have also worked with adults in a variety of settings to address marriage and family concerns as well as addiction, trauma, and parenting skills.
(865) 290-2026 View (865) 290-2026
Photo of Meagan Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maryville, TN
Meagan Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37801
Les Brown once said, "I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom." As we navigate life, it can often feel like we are doing this alone and can feel overwhelmed by the hard things, which can impact how we see ourselves (self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance use, anger, etc.), our relationships (conflict or co-dependency), and the world. The truth is, though, we don't actually have to do any of it alone!
Les Brown once said, "I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom." As we navigate life, it can often feel like we are doing this alone and can feel overwhelmed by the hard things, which can impact how we see ourselves (self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance use, anger, etc.), our relationships (conflict or co-dependency), and the world. The truth is, though, we don't actually have to do any of it alone!
(865) 568-5815 View (865) 568-5815
Photo of Patricia Wharton, LADAC2, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Maryville, TN
Patricia Wharton, LADAC2
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37801
If you need a Substance Abuse Disorder Assessment or Alcohol & Drug Education/Counseling as required by the court or your work place, I can help with that. If you are a parent who is fearful about your child's choices, I am here to help. In any of these situations, think of me as a professional who has been in the field for 18 years. I am equipped to help reduce your suffering just by offering you understanding, compassion, knowledge and guidance.
If you need a Substance Abuse Disorder Assessment or Alcohol & Drug Education/Counseling as required by the court or your work place, I can help with that. If you are a parent who is fearful about your child's choices, I am here to help. In any of these situations, think of me as a professional who has been in the field for 18 years. I am equipped to help reduce your suffering just by offering you understanding, compassion, knowledge and guidance.
(865) 999-0243 View (865) 999-0243
Photo of Stacia Chaplin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maryville, TN
Stacia Chaplin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37801
Not accepting new clients
With years of experience serving both individuals and family systems, I have addressed a vast array of symptoms related to mental health concerns. Some of these have consisted of anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, substance abuse, trauma, and family conflict. Laurell K. Hamilton states "There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds". These wounds can develop from both our environmental influences or even within our own minds. Sometimes these wounds can be ignored for weeks, months, years, and even between generations.
With years of experience serving both individuals and family systems, I have addressed a vast array of symptoms related to mental health concerns. Some of these have consisted of anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, substance abuse, trauma, and family conflict. Laurell K. Hamilton states "There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds". These wounds can develop from both our environmental influences or even within our own minds. Sometimes these wounds can be ignored for weeks, months, years, and even between generations.
(865) 213-9492 View (865) 213-9492
Photo of Heather Nicole Gerry, Pre-Licensed Professional in Maryville, TN
Heather Nicole Gerry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37801
Do you, your child or teen feel overly stressed, anxious, irritable, depressed, lonely, scared, misunderstood, unheard, guilty, or ashamed? Maybe you or your child are struggling with sleep, socializing, concentration, going to work or school, or painful memories coming up into mind or heart? Is it hard to connect or trust others? Does every day seem like a fight just to achieve everyday tasks? Now is the time to stand up and break the chains of suffering. You have the capability to feel relief, peace, joy, and stability with evidenced-based treatment from a therapist that is dedicated to walk you from suffering into freedom.
Do you, your child or teen feel overly stressed, anxious, irritable, depressed, lonely, scared, misunderstood, unheard, guilty, or ashamed? Maybe you or your child are struggling with sleep, socializing, concentration, going to work or school, or painful memories coming up into mind or heart? Is it hard to connect or trust others? Does every day seem like a fight just to achieve everyday tasks? Now is the time to stand up and break the chains of suffering. You have the capability to feel relief, peace, joy, and stability with evidenced-based treatment from a therapist that is dedicated to walk you from suffering into freedom.
(865) 346-5246 View (865) 346-5246
Photo of Shawn Helvey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Shawn Helvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MA, WFR
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804
I work with men of all ages who are trying to find their path. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious in your day-to-day life can mean you are on the cusp of a life transition which can be a great opportunity. I help clients work through the areas where they struggle, whether they involve personal, school, relational, or career challenges. I believe that once you identify what you want and know what stands in your way and how to overcome it, you are more motivated to work toward your goals.
I work with men of all ages who are trying to find their path. Feeling lost, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious in your day-to-day life can mean you are on the cusp of a life transition which can be a great opportunity. I help clients work through the areas where they struggle, whether they involve personal, school, relational, or career challenges. I believe that once you identify what you want and know what stands in your way and how to overcome it, you are more motivated to work toward your goals.
(865) 217-1548 View (865) 217-1548
Photo of Angela Goins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryville, TN
Angela Goins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP
Verified Verified
Maryville, TN 37804  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients and would love to talk more about how I can help you with whatever challenges you are facing. Life can be tough but having someone who is trained to help you navigate all of life’s twists and turns is invaluable. Whether you are struggling with seemingly small issues or larger life changing issues-if it matters to YOU it matters to ME.
I am accepting new clients and would love to talk more about how I can help you with whatever challenges you are facing. Life can be tough but having someone who is trained to help you navigate all of life’s twists and turns is invaluable. Whether you are struggling with seemingly small issues or larger life changing issues-if it matters to YOU it matters to ME.
(865) 505-8053 View (865) 505-8053
Photo of Alison Johnston Mistak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maryville, TN
Alison Johnston Mistak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37804
Not accepting new clients
I am currently unable to take new clients. Seeing a counselor doesn't mean you are "crazy" or weak. We all have times in our lives when we feel stuck and need help in getting ourselves or our family out of the patterns that aren't working for us. I strive to provide a personal, comfortable experience for my clients where they can learn to utilize their own strengths to develop the life and relationships they want. I hope to help people gain a better understanding of how their thoughts and experiences are influencing their emotions and provide practical feedback to guide you towards the life you want.
I am currently unable to take new clients. Seeing a counselor doesn't mean you are "crazy" or weak. We all have times in our lives when we feel stuck and need help in getting ourselves or our family out of the patterns that aren't working for us. I strive to provide a personal, comfortable experience for my clients where they can learn to utilize their own strengths to develop the life and relationships they want. I hope to help people gain a better understanding of how their thoughts and experiences are influencing their emotions and provide practical feedback to guide you towards the life you want.
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Photo of Megan MacNamara, Psychologist in Maryville, TN
Megan MacNamara
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maryville, TN 37804
I help empower women to love themselves. You may be a struggling mom, creative, business owner, empath, or trauma survivor that is ready to get past survive and start to thrive. My speciality is trauma recovery. My experience as an EMDR therapist & DBT psychologist helps you to deal with anxiety and depression. My clients say they feel immediate relief, a deep connection, & I open up worlds they never thought was possible. New virtual women's empowerment group and mindset membership!
I help empower women to love themselves. You may be a struggling mom, creative, business owner, empath, or trauma survivor that is ready to get past survive and start to thrive. My speciality is trauma recovery. My experience as an EMDR therapist & DBT psychologist helps you to deal with anxiety and depression. My clients say they feel immediate relief, a deep connection, & I open up worlds they never thought was possible. New virtual women's empowerment group and mindset membership!
(865) 383-1322 View (865) 383-1322

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Maryville, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Maryville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Aetna

How Therapists in Maryville, TN see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Maryville?

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.