Therapists in Corpus Christi, TX

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Turn The Tide Therapy With Toi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78412  (Online Only)
We will work through the mindsets and habits that are hindering your ability to find peace, be successful, and thrive using some cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy. I find significance in exploring a whole body approach so we will take time to discuss your diet, self-talk, sleep, exercise, spiritual, and self-care routines. We will explore outside resources for you to research, read, listen to, try out in real life, and discuss your progress in session. Specifically, how your individual tendencies impact your relationships, career, and overall well-being and what approach should we take to improve these areas.
We will work through the mindsets and habits that are hindering your ability to find peace, be successful, and thrive using some cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy. I find significance in exploring a whole body approach so we will take time to discuss your diet, self-talk, sleep, exercise, spiritual, and self-care routines. We will explore outside resources for you to research, read, listen to, try out in real life, and discuss your progress in session. Specifically, how your individual tendencies impact your relationships, career, and overall well-being and what approach should we take to improve these areas.
(361) 304-2585 View (361) 304-2585
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Madison Clausen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78412  (Online Only)
Each stage and circumstance of life brings unique challenges that can be effectively managed with the right support. It is my goal to create an open and non-judgmental space to allow people to explore themselves and their experiences while developing tools to cope and heal from life’s challenges. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to set treatment goals that resonate with them and help them find more peace, joy, and satisfaction in life.
Each stage and circumstance of life brings unique challenges that can be effectively managed with the right support. It is my goal to create an open and non-judgmental space to allow people to explore themselves and their experiences while developing tools to cope and heal from life’s challenges. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to set treatment goals that resonate with them and help them find more peace, joy, and satisfaction in life.
(361) 203-4564 View (361) 203-4564
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Stacie Celene Morgan
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
My goal is to provide a safe and calming environment that focuses on the whole person and their life experience. I provide a holistic approach based on the individual needs of my client. I enjoy working with people of all age groups.
My goal is to provide a safe and calming environment that focuses on the whole person and their life experience. I provide a holistic approach based on the individual needs of my client. I enjoy working with people of all age groups.
(361) 298-3276 View (361) 298-3276
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Christie Esquivel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78414  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships, worrying all the time, or dealing with depression? Perhaps you have a loved one struggling with similar issues. Facing these current struggles can be painful, scary and overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. I am interested in joining you to face these current struggles and find solutions tailored to your unique circumstance.
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships, worrying all the time, or dealing with depression? Perhaps you have a loved one struggling with similar issues. Facing these current struggles can be painful, scary and overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. I am interested in joining you to face these current struggles and find solutions tailored to your unique circumstance.
(361) 203-5591 View (361) 203-5591
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Cathy L. Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS,LPCS, RN, Rev, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Cathy Armstrong MS, LPC-S, RN, CIMHP offers a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Specializing in women's issues, trauma recovery, and motherhood, Cathy provides a safe and empowering space for healing and growth. With certifications in trauma and addiction therapy, as well as expertise in reproductive mental health and functional nutrition, she is dedicated to guiding her clients on a transformative journey towards well-being. Connect with Cathy at Psychology Today to start your healing journey today.
Cathy Armstrong MS, LPC-S, RN, CIMHP offers a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Specializing in women's issues, trauma recovery, and motherhood, Cathy provides a safe and empowering space for healing and growth. With certifications in trauma and addiction therapy, as well as expertise in reproductive mental health and functional nutrition, she is dedicated to guiding her clients on a transformative journey towards well-being. Connect with Cathy at Psychology Today to start your healing journey today.
(361) 541-4564 View (361) 541-4564
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Kathryn W Soward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Deciding to begin working on your struggles can be a tough decision and also exciting. First, I help clients become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, create a plan of action, and navigate healing and positive change together. We work through processing the past, rewiring thought patterns, and rising up to find more meaning and fulfillment. I typically see achievement-oriented individuals who struggle with perfectionism and overwhelm. Yes, you can be successful in both your professional life AND your personal life!
Deciding to begin working on your struggles can be a tough decision and also exciting. First, I help clients become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, create a plan of action, and navigate healing and positive change together. We work through processing the past, rewiring thought patterns, and rising up to find more meaning and fulfillment. I typically see achievement-oriented individuals who struggle with perfectionism and overwhelm. Yes, you can be successful in both your professional life AND your personal life!
(361) 494-5960 View (361) 494-5960
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Dr. Mary Linda Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC-S, CCMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Clients often comment "who can I trust with my most personal and private feelings and thoughts?", "Who will understand what I am going through?", or "I feel so alone." The decision to seek therapy is personal. Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental environment setting. Therapist-Client relationship is encouraged and built on trust. Counseling approaches are less difficult. With that said, many mental health issues involving everyday life events are treatable using short and long term therapy options. Let me help you develop and sustain a healthier approach to life as it presents itself.
Clients often comment "who can I trust with my most personal and private feelings and thoughts?", "Who will understand what I am going through?", or "I feel so alone." The decision to seek therapy is personal. Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental environment setting. Therapist-Client relationship is encouraged and built on trust. Counseling approaches are less difficult. With that said, many mental health issues involving everyday life events are treatable using short and long term therapy options. Let me help you develop and sustain a healthier approach to life as it presents itself.
(361) 717-7068 View (361) 717-7068
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Kelly M. Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adult and teen-aged clients who want to heal and grow through what they are going through. Many of my clients are looking for a Christian counselor who shares their faith and values; someone who will come alongside them as they work through trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship hurts (and breakups), or help them on their recovery journey. I work with individuals and couples, young and old, anyone ready for a change and healing.
I work with adult and teen-aged clients who want to heal and grow through what they are going through. Many of my clients are looking for a Christian counselor who shares their faith and values; someone who will come alongside them as they work through trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship hurts (and breakups), or help them on their recovery journey. I work with individuals and couples, young and old, anyone ready for a change and healing.
(361) 239-5617 View (361) 239-5617
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Laurie Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78418  (Online Only)
Sometimes knowing there is a safe and confidential place to confide in is all we need. This is what helps us to move forward! Whether you’re in a difficult life transition, challenging relationship or suffer from issues such as addiction, alcohol use, drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, trauma or lingering PTSD we can work together to find a way through.
Sometimes knowing there is a safe and confidential place to confide in is all we need. This is what helps us to move forward! Whether you’re in a difficult life transition, challenging relationship or suffer from issues such as addiction, alcohol use, drug abuse, eating disorders, gambling, trauma or lingering PTSD we can work together to find a way through.
(361) 240-8383 View (361) 240-8383
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Dr. Jinnelle V Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
I strive to provide a safe and therapeutic space for clients who have a history of trauma or who may be facing difficulties in their life. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)* as a treatment modality along with Relational Cultural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist people in meeting their goals and overcome unique challenges. *EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. Please visit www.emdria.org for more information regarding EMDR therapy.
I strive to provide a safe and therapeutic space for clients who have a history of trauma or who may be facing difficulties in their life. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)* as a treatment modality along with Relational Cultural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist people in meeting their goals and overcome unique challenges. *EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. Please visit www.emdria.org for more information regarding EMDR therapy.
(361) 287-5912 View (361) 287-5912
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LIV Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Manuela Vargas is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Professional Counselor. She congratulates you for taking action on your healing endeavors! Life experiences can leave lasting imprints on the mind, body, and soul. These impressions may leave you feeling confused, hurt, helpless, and hopeless. Are you tired of feeling stuck? Are you exhausted of fighting an internal battle? Are yesterday's circumstances or tomorrow's worries robbing you of joy? LIV Counseling, LLC offers EMDR, CPT, CBT, and IPT therapies to help you achieve your goals, so you are not only existing, but LIVing life to its fullest potential.
Manuela Vargas is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Professional Counselor. She congratulates you for taking action on your healing endeavors! Life experiences can leave lasting imprints on the mind, body, and soul. These impressions may leave you feeling confused, hurt, helpless, and hopeless. Are you tired of feeling stuck? Are you exhausted of fighting an internal battle? Are yesterday's circumstances or tomorrow's worries robbing you of joy? LIV Counseling, LLC offers EMDR, CPT, CBT, and IPT therapies to help you achieve your goals, so you are not only existing, but LIVing life to its fullest potential.
(361) 738-5813 View (361) 738-5813
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Chris Leeth
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78412  (Online Only)
Living in doubt and shame is exhausting. It's isolating. It keeps us from having the relationships that we want. And how fulfilling it would be to connect with others and be heard and understood! Past hurt and current doubt keep us from moving forward. Therapy can help manage the doubt, pain, and uncertainty you're experiencing. It might feel intimidating to go to treatment, and it's easy to put it off, but I hope you'll consider what it would be like to have the life and relationships you desire. The first step is reaching out to see your goals and how therapy can help.
Living in doubt and shame is exhausting. It's isolating. It keeps us from having the relationships that we want. And how fulfilling it would be to connect with others and be heard and understood! Past hurt and current doubt keep us from moving forward. Therapy can help manage the doubt, pain, and uncertainty you're experiencing. It might feel intimidating to go to treatment, and it's easy to put it off, but I hope you'll consider what it would be like to have the life and relationships you desire. The first step is reaching out to see your goals and how therapy can help.
(210) 361-8754 View (210) 361-8754
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Kandice Fricke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, -S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Are you wanting to begin a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety and constant overthinking? Are you in a relationship and want to foster deeper connection with your partner by improving communication and conflict resolution? Are you going through the complexities of divorce and feel ready to embrace change, heal, and rediscover your sense of identity? Are you struggling to heal after a loss or death of a loved one? Are you consumed with complex emotions due to life transitions: new relationship, new parent, empty nester, job changes?
Are you wanting to begin a journey towards self-discovery and growth? Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety and constant overthinking? Are you in a relationship and want to foster deeper connection with your partner by improving communication and conflict resolution? Are you going through the complexities of divorce and feel ready to embrace change, heal, and rediscover your sense of identity? Are you struggling to heal after a loss or death of a loved one? Are you consumed with complex emotions due to life transitions: new relationship, new parent, empty nester, job changes?
(361) 221-1117 View (361) 221-1117
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LaJoya 'joya' Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Joya is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate, currently accepting new clients at a reduced/discounted rate under the guidance of Board Approved Supervisor Dr. Jinnelle V. Powell, Ph.D., LPC-S.
Joya is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate, currently accepting new clients at a reduced/discounted rate under the guidance of Board Approved Supervisor Dr. Jinnelle V. Powell, Ph.D., LPC-S.
(361) 314-2910 View (361) 314-2910
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Ashley Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Ashley specializes in treating difficulties such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, ADHD, and high levels of stress resulting from major life changes. With a Master’s in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and more than nine years of experience, she feels called to provide the safe and nurturing environment clients need to build healthy self-awareness.
Ashley specializes in treating difficulties such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, ADHD, and high levels of stress resulting from major life changes. With a Master’s in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University and more than nine years of experience, she feels called to provide the safe and nurturing environment clients need to build healthy self-awareness.
(361) 203-2685 View (361) 203-2685
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Crystal S Kitchen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Are you looking for a safe place to talk and be heard without judgement? Are you facing a huge life transition? Are you looking for new skills to deal with life’s challenges? If you answered yes to any of the questions above then I’m the therapist you are looking for! My mission is to help families break generational trauma, abuse, and neglect. As a therapist I want to help individuals look within themselves and acknowledge their inner strength that was there all along. Whether you are looking for occasional consultations for specific issues or in-depth work on longstanding struggles, I'm delighted to help you.
Are you looking for a safe place to talk and be heard without judgement? Are you facing a huge life transition? Are you looking for new skills to deal with life’s challenges? If you answered yes to any of the questions above then I’m the therapist you are looking for! My mission is to help families break generational trauma, abuse, and neglect. As a therapist I want to help individuals look within themselves and acknowledge their inner strength that was there all along. Whether you are looking for occasional consultations for specific issues or in-depth work on longstanding struggles, I'm delighted to help you.
(361) 206-1402 View (361) 206-1402
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Stacy Hooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. Life can be complicated. Demands on our time and emotional resources increase daily. You don’t have to go through this alone. Personally, I know the relief of breaking free from thoughts and behaviors that keep us in the exhausting cycle of pain and confusion. If you are ready for a change, I would love to assist you with your needs. I am on this journey of wellness with you! I’m excited to get to know you and empower you to confront the uncomfortable and sticky things that life throws at us.
Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or confused? Maybe life’s circumstances are causing you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or inadequate. Life can be complicated. Demands on our time and emotional resources increase daily. You don’t have to go through this alone. Personally, I know the relief of breaking free from thoughts and behaviors that keep us in the exhausting cycle of pain and confusion. If you are ready for a change, I would love to assist you with your needs. I am on this journey of wellness with you! I’m excited to get to know you and empower you to confront the uncomfortable and sticky things that life throws at us.
(361) 320-3742 View (361) 320-3742
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Trudi Zaplac
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
As a licensed psychologist with 20+ years experience, I've developed expertise in multiple areas including adjustment problems faced by adults (individuals and couples), and family problems, especially those stemming from divorce, blended family, and caregiver stressors. I have extensive experience with psychological testing and assessments and diagnosis, for clinical and forensic purposes. I am dedicated to the privacy and dignity of my patients.
As a licensed psychologist with 20+ years experience, I've developed expertise in multiple areas including adjustment problems faced by adults (individuals and couples), and family problems, especially those stemming from divorce, blended family, and caregiver stressors. I have extensive experience with psychological testing and assessments and diagnosis, for clinical and forensic purposes. I am dedicated to the privacy and dignity of my patients.
(210) 987-9348 View (210) 987-9348
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Marysa Grace Luis
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Hello, my name is Marysa Luis and I am happy to be a part of your journey. Being a therapist is very special to me. Just like you, I started as a client for years working through various life experiences. After being a client, I wanted to to learn how to sit on the other side helping others through their journey of healing.
Hello, my name is Marysa Luis and I am happy to be a part of your journey. Being a therapist is very special to me. Just like you, I started as a client for years working through various life experiences. After being a client, I wanted to to learn how to sit on the other side helping others through their journey of healing.
(361) 314-9396 View (361) 314-9396
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Sonya Marie Sharron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Waitlist for new clients
We all connect in various ways and seek to be understood. My first focus is to establish a good rapport and discover what your mental health needs are through Person Centered Therapy. As we unravel your challenges, my desire is that you feel comforted, clarified, and challenged to grow. The cumulative nature of positive support, mutual observations, and path to self discovery, will allow us to explore treatment options that work. Consultations are FREE. I look forward to speaking with you!
We all connect in various ways and seek to be understood. My first focus is to establish a good rapport and discover what your mental health needs are through Person Centered Therapy. As we unravel your challenges, my desire is that you feel comforted, clarified, and challenged to grow. The cumulative nature of positive support, mutual observations, and path to self discovery, will allow us to explore treatment options that work. Consultations are FREE. I look forward to speaking with you!
(361) 314-1908 View (361) 314-1908

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Number of Therapists in Corpus Christi, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Corpus Christi, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Aetna

How Therapists in Corpus Christi, TX see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Corpus Christi?

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.