Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Beth Castellow, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Beth Castellow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
I believe we all have the capacity to achieve loving, fulfilling relationships, but sometimes we get in our own way. Whether you are stuck in old patterns, afraid to try something new, uncomfortable in your own skin, or simply frustrated with the cards you've been dealt, please allow me to assist you on your journey to your full potential, and most rewarding relationships. I specialize in Relationship Issues, am a Certified Imago Relationship Specialist and EMDR Certified Therapist, and can help gently guide clients through their traumatic pasts.
I believe we all have the capacity to achieve loving, fulfilling relationships, but sometimes we get in our own way. Whether you are stuck in old patterns, afraid to try something new, uncomfortable in your own skin, or simply frustrated with the cards you've been dealt, please allow me to assist you on your journey to your full potential, and most rewarding relationships. I specialize in Relationship Issues, am a Certified Imago Relationship Specialist and EMDR Certified Therapist, and can help gently guide clients through their traumatic pasts.
(512) 270-7281 View (512) 270-7281
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Dr. Andrew Buerger
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Integrative treatment focusing on personal, family and work relationships, job stressors, depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, fitness, nutrition and health. I utilize various treatment techniques including cognitive, mindfulness and focused psychotherapies to increase positive thoughts, mood, health and awareness. Confidential, comprehensive and affordable. Call/e-mail for a phone consultation. Private pay sliding scale fees and United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances. drbatx.com
Integrative treatment focusing on personal, family and work relationships, job stressors, depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, fitness, nutrition and health. I utilize various treatment techniques including cognitive, mindfulness and focused psychotherapies to increase positive thoughts, mood, health and awareness. Confidential, comprehensive and affordable. Call/e-mail for a phone consultation. Private pay sliding scale fees and United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances. drbatx.com
(512) 399-2415 View (512) 399-2415
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Daniela Benites
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a multicultural, binational (Brazilian-American) licensed psychologist committed to providing quality, individual psychotherapy in a mutually respectful relationship. I work with adults and young adults from all lifestyles and backgrounds who are experiencing long-term issues with depression and/or anxiety. My usual client uses some coping skills and is now motivated to increase self-awareness by gradually processing difficult thoughts, memories and emotions. With time, this process allows us to connect with a renewed sense of self, one that feels more unique, authentic and, therefore, more naturally energetic and driven.
I am a multicultural, binational (Brazilian-American) licensed psychologist committed to providing quality, individual psychotherapy in a mutually respectful relationship. I work with adults and young adults from all lifestyles and backgrounds who are experiencing long-term issues with depression and/or anxiety. My usual client uses some coping skills and is now motivated to increase self-awareness by gradually processing difficult thoughts, memories and emotions. With time, this process allows us to connect with a renewed sense of self, one that feels more unique, authentic and, therefore, more naturally energetic and driven.
(512) 641-4092 View (512) 641-4092
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Carl Coccaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78736
My focus is on meeting the client from a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. There are many avenues to find motivation to achieve optimal health, as well as maintaining gains through recovery efforts. I find great passion in assisting the client to find their true sense of self (authentic self) through self-actualization, which includes self-image, self-esteem, and the ideal self. There's also a desire for positivity and purpose, healthy balanced thoughts, grounding and breathing through mindfulness, replacement of negative behaviors for positive, identifying strengths/solutions, and rewriting the story of their lives.
My focus is on meeting the client from a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. There are many avenues to find motivation to achieve optimal health, as well as maintaining gains through recovery efforts. I find great passion in assisting the client to find their true sense of self (authentic self) through self-actualization, which includes self-image, self-esteem, and the ideal self. There's also a desire for positivity and purpose, healthy balanced thoughts, grounding and breathing through mindfulness, replacement of negative behaviors for positive, identifying strengths/solutions, and rewriting the story of their lives.
(512) 270-7112 View (512) 270-7112
Photo of Erika Esquivel, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erika Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78754  (Online Only)
Counseling is a space where you don’t have to pretend everything is okay or hide what you’re going through. You do that enough in other areas of your life. You do not have to repeat those patterns here. In counseling, all parts of you are welcome and all the things you have gone through can be talked about. My goal is to work together to reclaim your life through talk and connection by affirming your needs, identity and beliefs while urging you to make informed decisions about therapy.
Counseling is a space where you don’t have to pretend everything is okay or hide what you’re going through. You do that enough in other areas of your life. You do not have to repeat those patterns here. In counseling, all parts of you are welcome and all the things you have gone through can be talked about. My goal is to work together to reclaim your life through talk and connection by affirming your needs, identity and beliefs while urging you to make informed decisions about therapy.
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Bren Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I am glad you are reaching out for support. It is my belief that most people have the ability to grow and build on their own strengths; however, at times, need empowerment and encouragement. My goal is to help you work on and accomplish your goals, regardless of how big or how small they may be. My approach to working with individuals includes a collaborative approach where solutions, instead of problems, are the focus. I believe that one of the main goals is to give clients the tools and skills they need to make positive changes in their lives.
I am glad you are reaching out for support. It is my belief that most people have the ability to grow and build on their own strengths; however, at times, need empowerment and encouragement. My goal is to help you work on and accomplish your goals, regardless of how big or how small they may be. My approach to working with individuals includes a collaborative approach where solutions, instead of problems, are the focus. I believe that one of the main goals is to give clients the tools and skills they need to make positive changes in their lives.
(512) 877-3799 View (512) 877-3799
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Jan Marquart LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I began private practice in 1986 but have counseled troubled families since 1979. My clients include struggling college students, couples in conflict, families in disarray, substance abusers, employers worried about an employee, seniors who lost a spouse or adjusting to aging, daughters in conflicts with their mothers, women in violent relationships. I use writing for wellness. I have created a 6-week intensive writing course to guide clients through PTSD and other stressors. I have taught this course online around the world and in sessions. Go to: Amazon.com for all my books.
I began private practice in 1986 but have counseled troubled families since 1979. My clients include struggling college students, couples in conflict, families in disarray, substance abusers, employers worried about an employee, seniors who lost a spouse or adjusting to aging, daughters in conflicts with their mothers, women in violent relationships. I use writing for wellness. I have created a 6-week intensive writing course to guide clients through PTSD and other stressors. I have taught this course online around the world and in sessions. Go to: Amazon.com for all my books.
(512) 942-2390 View (512) 942-2390
Photo of Janet Price - Couple Therapy, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janet Price - Couple Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
If you and your partner are both busy professionals, you might find it hard to connect emotionally and communicate your needs. That's why emotionally focused couple therapy (EFCT) could be a great option for you. EFCT is a type of therapy that helps couples identify and change their negative patterns of interaction and create more secure and satisfying bonds. EFCT can help you and your partner understand each other better, express your feelings more openly, and resolve conflicts more effectively. EFCT can also improve your intimacy, trust, and happiness as a couple.
If you and your partner are both busy professionals, you might find it hard to connect emotionally and communicate your needs. That's why emotionally focused couple therapy (EFCT) could be a great option for you. EFCT is a type of therapy that helps couples identify and change their negative patterns of interaction and create more secure and satisfying bonds. EFCT can help you and your partner understand each other better, express your feelings more openly, and resolve conflicts more effectively. EFCT can also improve your intimacy, trust, and happiness as a couple.
(512) 866-9802 View (512) 866-9802
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Amelia Canally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Hi and welcome! Therapy is a powerful and life changing force and the therapist client fit is the most important element in making therapy worthwhile and effective. Most clients who seek therapy with me are working through relationship issues (either old wounds from family of origin or current relationship issues), loneliness, parenting adjustments or struggles, loss, divorce or separation, connection challenges or relationship betrayal.
Hi and welcome! Therapy is a powerful and life changing force and the therapist client fit is the most important element in making therapy worthwhile and effective. Most clients who seek therapy with me are working through relationship issues (either old wounds from family of origin or current relationship issues), loneliness, parenting adjustments or struggles, loss, divorce or separation, connection challenges or relationship betrayal.
(512) 271-5368 View (512) 271-5368
Photo of Kylie Lahey, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kylie Lahey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
(512) 877-4504 View (512) 877-4504
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Dr. Jennifer McAdams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
52 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently full & not accepting new clients. When I have openings, I work with questioning or late identified "high masking" Autistic or ADHDer adult clients in Texas and most states in the US via online individual & group therapy, from a strengths-based and neurodivergent affirming approach. I also specialize in helping those who have experienced narcissistic abuse. I offer optional readings each session that I select especially for you and your current concerns, at no extra cost. I only conduct therapy and do not provide formal autism, ADHD, or other types of reports/letters/evaluations.
Currently full & not accepting new clients. When I have openings, I work with questioning or late identified "high masking" Autistic or ADHDer adult clients in Texas and most states in the US via online individual & group therapy, from a strengths-based and neurodivergent affirming approach. I also specialize in helping those who have experienced narcissistic abuse. I offer optional readings each session that I select especially for you and your current concerns, at no extra cost. I only conduct therapy and do not provide formal autism, ADHD, or other types of reports/letters/evaluations.
(281) 239-9771 View (281) 239-9771
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Shuka Alaee
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78702  (Online Only)
We all do the best we can to cope, but sometimes our efforts throw us out of balance. I work with individuals who are feeling the impacts of these imbalances viscerally, either people who are analytically minded who feel emotions are a hinderance or people who are highly sensitive whose feelings can act like an overwhelming tidal wave. Our imbalances can manifest in depression, anxiety, overwhelming stress, or a dissatisfaction with relationships. In our work together you can expect for us to create treatment goals guided by your core values that move you towards clarity and growth.
We all do the best we can to cope, but sometimes our efforts throw us out of balance. I work with individuals who are feeling the impacts of these imbalances viscerally, either people who are analytically minded who feel emotions are a hinderance or people who are highly sensitive whose feelings can act like an overwhelming tidal wave. Our imbalances can manifest in depression, anxiety, overwhelming stress, or a dissatisfaction with relationships. In our work together you can expect for us to create treatment goals guided by your core values that move you towards clarity and growth.
(512) 234-4833 View (512) 234-4833
Photo of Emilio Anguiano, CGP, CIRT, LCDC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Emilio Anguiano
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CGP, CIRT, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
I am a fluent bilingual Counselor (EN/SP) capable of helping those challenged by addiction issues to address or recover from them while also managing your relationships with friends, families, and loved ones.
(512) 645-2404 View (512) 645-2404
Photo of Jessie Taylor, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessie Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
My desire is to work with anyone who is ready to heal from the hurts of their past. I want to help you discover and appreciate the inner strength and resilience that has brought you this far, and release the defensive and coping mechanisms that are no longer working for you.
My desire is to work with anyone who is ready to heal from the hurts of their past. I want to help you discover and appreciate the inner strength and resilience that has brought you this far, and release the defensive and coping mechanisms that are no longer working for you.
(512) 379-5883 View (512) 379-5883
Photo of Kathryn Bongiovanni, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathryn Bongiovanni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Spiraling? To work through pain, chemistry between the therapist and the client matters. What you can expect from me as your therapist: I will be my authentic self in the room & likely drop the F-bomb. I weave pragmatism, warmth and humor into our conversations. I will treat you like an equal person sitting across from me. I work best with clients who want to be their whole selves, too. While it feels like going in circles, you're actually climbing a mountain. Same view- new perspective.
Spiraling? To work through pain, chemistry between the therapist and the client matters. What you can expect from me as your therapist: I will be my authentic self in the room & likely drop the F-bomb. I weave pragmatism, warmth and humor into our conversations. I will treat you like an equal person sitting across from me. I work best with clients who want to be their whole selves, too. While it feels like going in circles, you're actually climbing a mountain. Same view- new perspective.
(512) 772-5154 View (512) 772-5154
Photo of Natasha Justo, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Natasha Justo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
(Formerly Natasha Harris) I love being a counselor and enjoy helping people achieve happy, fulfilled lives. This can be anything from a small matter you want help working through to a more serious condition. I enjoy working collaboratively with people to navigate through these challenges, paying attention to all the various parts of one's life. I very much believe in the counseling process and am privileged to have seen many people improve their quality of life through it.
(Formerly Natasha Harris) I love being a counselor and enjoy helping people achieve happy, fulfilled lives. This can be anything from a small matter you want help working through to a more serious condition. I enjoy working collaboratively with people to navigate through these challenges, paying attention to all the various parts of one's life. I very much believe in the counseling process and am privileged to have seen many people improve their quality of life through it.
(512) 270-2220 View (512) 270-2220
Photo of Elijah Stinger, LCSW, EMDR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elijah Stinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Lucy in the Peanuts cartoon once said, "to be happy you also have to be sad sometimes; then you're really happy." I agree! Life is about engagement with all of your feelings. How do you relate to your life? Are you finding challenges, aliveness, connection to self and others? Do you have a sense of meaning or is life just something to get through? Are you living or just existing? I strive to assist clients in being closer, more alive, connected, and vibrant, embracing the highs and the lows of life with more balance and acceptance.
Lucy in the Peanuts cartoon once said, "to be happy you also have to be sad sometimes; then you're really happy." I agree! Life is about engagement with all of your feelings. How do you relate to your life? Are you finding challenges, aliveness, connection to self and others? Do you have a sense of meaning or is life just something to get through? Are you living or just existing? I strive to assist clients in being closer, more alive, connected, and vibrant, embracing the highs and the lows of life with more balance and acceptance.
(325) 219-5568 View (325) 219-5568
Photo of Kathy Ropers, MEd, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kathy Ropers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
What would life be like if you felt more confident, calm, focused, and present? What would it be like to approach situations with more optimism and excitement and less fear or negativity? If you are someone who struggles with anxiety, depression, has a loud inner critic, or knows that something (but aren't sure what) is blocking your potential in some or all areas of their lives I may be a good fit. I can help you to gain clarity into what you want, identify the things that get in your way, and guide you in finding ways of working towards your goals.
What would life be like if you felt more confident, calm, focused, and present? What would it be like to approach situations with more optimism and excitement and less fear or negativity? If you are someone who struggles with anxiety, depression, has a loud inner critic, or knows that something (but aren't sure what) is blocking your potential in some or all areas of their lives I may be a good fit. I can help you to gain clarity into what you want, identify the things that get in your way, and guide you in finding ways of working towards your goals.
(512) 843-8251 View (512) 843-8251
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Latha Iyengar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Depression, Anxiety and low self esteem, hinders our Happiness, peace of mind. If they are keeping you stagnant, it's time to get some professional help. My knowledge originates in the wisdom of the East and the pragmatism of the West. One encourages us to be patient with ourselves to nurture slow and steady progress.The other helps us guide our thoughts and feelings into action. Both approaches enable me to listen to your concerns and help you find the solutions you need. I encourage you to call or email, to see if we can make a team towards your future emotional growth.
Depression, Anxiety and low self esteem, hinders our Happiness, peace of mind. If they are keeping you stagnant, it's time to get some professional help. My knowledge originates in the wisdom of the East and the pragmatism of the West. One encourages us to be patient with ourselves to nurture slow and steady progress.The other helps us guide our thoughts and feelings into action. Both approaches enable me to listen to your concerns and help you find the solutions you need. I encourage you to call or email, to see if we can make a team towards your future emotional growth.
(512) 250-1441 View (512) 250-1441
Photo of Tess Taylor, MS, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tess Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
I often work with individuals who utilize externals to numb their feelings (whether that be drugs, alcohol, relationships), and people who may have been taught to ignore their own wants and needs in order to fulfill their role of taking care of others. This disconnect from your emotional experience has the ability to isolate you from those around you, often leading to misunderstanding and conflict in relationships. My goal is to help you gain insight into your own internal experience in order to better understand yourself, and to be better understood by those around you.
(512) 364-0569 View (512) 364-0569

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.