Therapists in Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX

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Amy Blount
LPC Associate
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
I am over-the-top passionate about helping individuals through a collaborative and creative approach. I aim to go above and beyond to understand each individual’s unique experiences and needs through empathy, active listening, gentle guidance, and diverse therapeutic techniques. I want my clients to feel heard, understood and accepted and to develop the necessary skills to navigate their emotional landscapes and face life’s challenges head-on. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice their concerns without fear of judgment, develop deeper, healthier relationships, and work toward achieving my client's personal goals.
I am over-the-top passionate about helping individuals through a collaborative and creative approach. I aim to go above and beyond to understand each individual’s unique experiences and needs through empathy, active listening, gentle guidance, and diverse therapeutic techniques. I want my clients to feel heard, understood and accepted and to develop the necessary skills to navigate their emotional landscapes and face life’s challenges head-on. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice their concerns without fear of judgment, develop deeper, healthier relationships, and work toward achieving my client's personal goals.
(817) 409-8402 View (817) 409-8402
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Wes Parks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76016
If you're looking for a gay therapist in the DFW Metroplex who personally understands the confusion, frustration, and difficulties that can come with being LGBTQ+, look no further. Whether it is problems in your relationships, a lack of acceptance from your family or others, or confusion about who you are, I can help. Together we will find ways to improve your outlook, work on your relationships, feel better about yourself, and live your best life true to who you are.
If you're looking for a gay therapist in the DFW Metroplex who personally understands the confusion, frustration, and difficulties that can come with being LGBTQ+, look no further. Whether it is problems in your relationships, a lack of acceptance from your family or others, or confusion about who you are, I can help. Together we will find ways to improve your outlook, work on your relationships, feel better about yourself, and live your best life true to who you are.
(817) 591-4647 View (817) 591-4647
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Sam Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Life can be tough, with it's many challenges, distractions, and unpredictable tragedies and disappointments. Fortunately, you don't have to face them alone. I believe that through strategic planning, new learned coping skills, and spiritual guidance, personal and relational healing is possible. I love working with couples, but believe that even one person can make a difference in the condition of a relationship as they learn better ways to communicate and deal with their own issues.
Life can be tough, with it's many challenges, distractions, and unpredictable tragedies and disappointments. Fortunately, you don't have to face them alone. I believe that through strategic planning, new learned coping skills, and spiritual guidance, personal and relational healing is possible. I love working with couples, but believe that even one person can make a difference in the condition of a relationship as they learn better ways to communicate and deal with their own issues.
(817) 813-9571 View (817) 813-9571
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Melany Creasy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC, CRC, LPC
Verified
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76016
Do you struggle with anxiety, a mood disoder, PTSD, or a disability that is affecting your personal or professional life? Is your professional life causing issues in your personal life or vise versa? Are you wanting assistance or to gain empowerment in order to address all aspects of your life?
Do you struggle with anxiety, a mood disoder, PTSD, or a disability that is affecting your personal or professional life? Is your professional life causing issues in your personal life or vise versa? Are you wanting assistance or to gain empowerment in order to address all aspects of your life?
(817) 774-4404 View (817) 774-4404
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Metroplex Mental Health, PLLC
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76016
Therapy tailored to meet your needs. Do you find yourself having more bad days than good ones? Are there times it feels like one more thing in your world will make you snap? Tired of constantly fighting over money and laundry and who fed the dog last? Tapped out by the demands of social media? Relationship problems? How about lacking general direction in your life and wanting to explore more of who you are and want you want in the world? Depression? Anxiety? Spirituality? LGBTQIA+? Testing to better understand yourself? We understand what it means to be wonderfully complex people who want to live a happier and healthier life.
Therapy tailored to meet your needs. Do you find yourself having more bad days than good ones? Are there times it feels like one more thing in your world will make you snap? Tired of constantly fighting over money and laundry and who fed the dog last? Tapped out by the demands of social media? Relationship problems? How about lacking general direction in your life and wanting to explore more of who you are and want you want in the world? Depression? Anxiety? Spirituality? LGBTQIA+? Testing to better understand yourself? We understand what it means to be wonderfully complex people who want to live a happier and healthier life.
(817) 697-7372 View (817) 697-7372
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Meredith Ivey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
11 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting new clients, but work with some amazing people who do have openings. I am available for supervision. I am an LPC-S, RPT-S and Certified CCPT-S. I enjoy working with children, teens, individuals, and families. I also love working with couples, pre-engagement, pre-marital, and married. I have experience and enjoy working with anxiety, grief, depression, anger, PTST and other disorders. I am also a registered play therapist and offer play therapy for children of all ages.
I am currently not accepting new clients, but work with some amazing people who do have openings. I am available for supervision. I am an LPC-S, RPT-S and Certified CCPT-S. I enjoy working with children, teens, individuals, and families. I also love working with couples, pre-engagement, pre-marital, and married. I have experience and enjoy working with anxiety, grief, depression, anger, PTST and other disorders. I am also a registered play therapist and offer play therapy for children of all ages.
(817) 962-2530 View (817) 962-2530
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Grace Chapman
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
My name is Grace and I am a graduate-level practicum student. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Texas A&M University. I adore children and I have worked as a Registered Behavior Technician, After-School Program Counselor, and Caregiver. I have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Abuse/Neglect-related issues. I enjoy working with children and adolescents of all backgrounds and needs.
My name is Grace and I am a graduate-level practicum student. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Texas A&M University. I adore children and I have worked as a Registered Behavior Technician, After-School Program Counselor, and Caregiver. I have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Abuse/Neglect-related issues. I enjoy working with children and adolescents of all backgrounds and needs.
(817) 623-5251 View (817) 623-5251
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Compassion Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LPC, LPC-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Our mission is to help anyone struggling with emotional distress. We work with children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. We offer a FREE 15-minute phone consult to anyone who is new to the counseling process. This is a no pressure call. We will assess your current needs and concerns and decide if we can work together to address them. Our counselors believe in the counseling process and want you to have the best counseling experience possible. We offer emergency sessions, intensive counseling, assessments, play therapy, pre-marital/couples, and bilingual counseling.
Our mission is to help anyone struggling with emotional distress. We work with children, adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. We offer a FREE 15-minute phone consult to anyone who is new to the counseling process. This is a no pressure call. We will assess your current needs and concerns and decide if we can work together to address them. Our counselors believe in the counseling process and want you to have the best counseling experience possible. We offer emergency sessions, intensive counseling, assessments, play therapy, pre-marital/couples, and bilingual counseling.
(817) 330-8534 View (817) 330-8534
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Sarah Bell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Hi there! I am a Practicum student at Tarleton State University where I am studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Whether you struggle with body-image, self-worth, relationships, vulnerability, or trauma, my goal is to provide a safe space where you can process and heal your past and current wounds.
Hi there! I am a Practicum student at Tarleton State University where I am studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Whether you struggle with body-image, self-worth, relationships, vulnerability, or trauma, my goal is to provide a safe space where you can process and heal your past and current wounds.
(817) 623-5397 View (817) 623-5397
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Cathy L. McGinnis, LCSW & Associates, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76016
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with life issues that result in depression, anger, and an inability to function in their daily lives. I also enjoy working with couples and families. I believe that families function as a system and when one family member is out of sync, the entire family is disrupted. In my practice, I see children as young as 3 years of age. Play is the "language of the child" and Play Therapy allows children to work through their issues in a non-threatening environment.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults who are dealing with life issues that result in depression, anger, and an inability to function in their daily lives. I also enjoy working with couples and families. I believe that families function as a system and when one family member is out of sync, the entire family is disrupted. In my practice, I see children as young as 3 years of age. Play is the "language of the child" and Play Therapy allows children to work through their issues in a non-threatening environment.
(817) 756-9196 View (817) 756-9196
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Jennifer E Montoya
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Sometimes life feels heavy, and we are not meant to go through it alone. As a counselor, I hope to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings, discover their purpose, and make lasting improvements to their overall health. I strive to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their goals and encourage growth and congruence.
Sometimes life feels heavy, and we are not meant to go through it alone. As a counselor, I hope to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings, discover their purpose, and make lasting improvements to their overall health. I strive to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their goals and encourage growth and congruence.
(817) 646-2864 View (817) 646-2864
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Ashley Mokoko
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
Accepting new clients! I know the decision to pursue therapy can be intimidating, but I commend you for wanting to take the first steps in your personal healing journey and cultivating the life you desire. I enjoy working with individuals between the ages of 12 yrs old to 60+. My goal is to offer a safe space where you can be your authentic self, feel supported and not judged as we work towards achieving your goals. Let me assist you in learning and utilizing the tools that will open up doors for you to start living as the ideal version of yourself.
Accepting new clients! I know the decision to pursue therapy can be intimidating, but I commend you for wanting to take the first steps in your personal healing journey and cultivating the life you desire. I enjoy working with individuals between the ages of 12 yrs old to 60+. My goal is to offer a safe space where you can be your authentic self, feel supported and not judged as we work towards achieving your goals. Let me assist you in learning and utilizing the tools that will open up doors for you to start living as the ideal version of yourself.
(817) 839-3753 View (817) 839-3753
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Julie A Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
7 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76013
I have been a counselor for 30+ years. While my passion is working with couples, I also love working with individuals and teens, helping them through life's difficulties. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, adoption, victims of abuse & violence, relationship problems, issues of sexuality, etc. I want to give you the patience, support, and tools, to work jointly on your needs in a focused and non-judgmental manner, until I am no longer needed. We all have issues that creep up. We know, without resolution, minor issues become major.
I have been a counselor for 30+ years. While my passion is working with couples, I also love working with individuals and teens, helping them through life's difficulties. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem, adoption, victims of abuse & violence, relationship problems, issues of sexuality, etc. I want to give you the patience, support, and tools, to work jointly on your needs in a focused and non-judgmental manner, until I am no longer needed. We all have issues that creep up. We know, without resolution, minor issues become major.
(817) 380-5221 View (817) 380-5221
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Wes Parks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX 76016
Do you find yourself having more bad days than good ones? Are there times it feels like one more thing in your world will make you snap? Tired of constantly fighting over money and laundry and who fed the dog last? Tapped out by the demands of social media? How about lacking general direction in your life and wanting to explore more of who you are and want you want in the world? These are problems we all face at some point. It is part of the human condition, and no life lived well comes without a few trying times.
Do you find yourself having more bad days than good ones? Are there times it feels like one more thing in your world will make you snap? Tired of constantly fighting over money and laundry and who fed the dog last? Tapped out by the demands of social media? How about lacking general direction in your life and wanting to explore more of who you are and want you want in the world? These are problems we all face at some point. It is part of the human condition, and no life lived well comes without a few trying times.
(817) 533-8928 View (817) 533-8928

Online Therapists

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Jameica Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, TX 76006  (Online Only)
Available nights and weekends. Hi, my name is Jameica, and I am a LCSW located in TX. I welcome you to my practice, and I am excited to get to know you better. My therapy style is down to earth, open, accepting, genuine and supportive. My mission is to empower individuals to live their best lives. During my time as a social worker, I have worked in several environments including child welfare, acute medical care, and neurological physical rehabilitation.
Available nights and weekends. Hi, my name is Jameica, and I am a LCSW located in TX. I welcome you to my practice, and I am excited to get to know you better. My therapy style is down to earth, open, accepting, genuine and supportive. My mission is to empower individuals to live their best lives. During my time as a social worker, I have worked in several environments including child welfare, acute medical care, and neurological physical rehabilitation.
(817) 646-4858 View (817) 646-4858
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arlington, TX 76014
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(682) 900-6265 View (682) 900-6265
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Candice Ronemus Supervised By Dr. Russ Bartee Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76017
The lives we live can be entangled with the problem-saturated stories we tell ourselves. You are the expert in your life and have the story that holds that truth. Together we can work to re-story your life so you can have the preferred story you want for your life. I also offer EMDR to help your brain heal so that the present trauma will fade into the background, allowing you to re-build your preferred future. I have clinical experience working with diagnoses such as dissociative identity disorder, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma/issues, trauma, panic disorders, and various mood disorders.
The lives we live can be entangled with the problem-saturated stories we tell ourselves. You are the expert in your life and have the story that holds that truth. Together we can work to re-story your life so you can have the preferred story you want for your life. I also offer EMDR to help your brain heal so that the present trauma will fade into the background, allowing you to re-build your preferred future. I have clinical experience working with diagnoses such as dissociative identity disorder, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma/issues, trauma, panic disorders, and various mood disorders.
(682) 452-6684 View (682) 452-6684
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Alfred Anthony Tabaks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Arlington, TX 76010
I am the founder and lead LPC at Greater Restoration Counseling. I utilize different techniques and methods, tailored to the individual, while encouraging each client to be their authentic self, in order to achieve the best results!
I am the founder and lead LPC at Greater Restoration Counseling. I utilize different techniques and methods, tailored to the individual, while encouraging each client to be their authentic self, in order to achieve the best results!
(214) 983-9631 View (214) 983-9631
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Destination Life
Occupational Therapist, OTR, OTL, MOT, CST, CLT
Verified
Arlington, TX 76018  (Online Only)
Life stops for no one. Trying to emotionally juggle all of life's emotions alone can be difficult. Many avoid opening up to family members fearing being judge. You are not alone. Its ok to say "I am not ok". Regain mental balance by allowing me walk with you through your journey of reclaiming your life.
Life stops for no one. Trying to emotionally juggle all of life's emotions alone can be difficult. Many avoid opening up to family members fearing being judge. You are not alone. Its ok to say "I am not ok". Regain mental balance by allowing me walk with you through your journey of reclaiming your life.
(817) 670-4457 View (817) 670-4457
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Kiki McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Arlington, TX 76006  (Online Only)
It’s time to focus your energy on things that will push you toward success. Life doesn’t have to be a constant balancing act. You can have peace. Facing anxiety in one or more areas of your life? Constantly worrying about the future, consistently feeling “on-edge” and easily irritated? Frustrated with where you are in your career and wanting more? Having trouble creating and sticking to boundaries and goals? Struggling to maintain healthy relationships? It’s time to take control of your emotions. Ready to finally manage your anxiety once and for all, so you can start enjoying the life?
It’s time to focus your energy on things that will push you toward success. Life doesn’t have to be a constant balancing act. You can have peace. Facing anxiety in one or more areas of your life? Constantly worrying about the future, consistently feeling “on-edge” and easily irritated? Frustrated with where you are in your career and wanting more? Having trouble creating and sticking to boundaries and goals? Struggling to maintain healthy relationships? It’s time to take control of your emotions. Ready to finally manage your anxiety once and for all, so you can start enjoying the life?
(469) 464-9994 View (469) 464-9994

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Number of Therapists in Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% TRICARE
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington, TX see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington?

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.