Therapists in DFW, TX

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Marvin Furdge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LCDC, LPC
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
My primary area of training allows me to focus on adolescents and adults. My experience is in both MHC (Mental Health Counseling) + substance abuse counseling. I have worked with families who were involved with CPS for 8 years here in Texas.
My primary area of training allows me to focus on adolescents and adults. My experience is in both MHC (Mental Health Counseling) + substance abuse counseling. I have worked with families who were involved with CPS for 8 years here in Texas.
(972) 449-5791 View (972) 449-5791
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Tonia N Adams
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients online only in WA state and TX. Often mental health issues manifest from unresolved trauma, unrecognized fear, and/or shaming messages which result in an inability to live joyfully. I approach life's dilemmas through existential and spiritual lenses to find hope and meaning through suffering and by increasing awareness and potential for choice and being. I enjoy helping people explore their authentic selves by asking the question, “What do I want my life to look like?” Integrating the answers with spiritual, emotional, physical, and social aspects of their beings, I help others to live a more fulfilling life.
Accepting new clients online only in WA state and TX. Often mental health issues manifest from unresolved trauma, unrecognized fear, and/or shaming messages which result in an inability to live joyfully. I approach life's dilemmas through existential and spiritual lenses to find hope and meaning through suffering and by increasing awareness and potential for choice and being. I enjoy helping people explore their authentic selves by asking the question, “What do I want my life to look like?” Integrating the answers with spiritual, emotional, physical, and social aspects of their beings, I help others to live a more fulfilling life.
(360) 227-8306 View (360) 227-8306
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Jennifer Elaine Kepke-Beathard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
Waitlist for new clients
None of us are perfect. We've made some choices that we wish we could change. Everything we do, every choice, is for a good reason. We are here to learn and move forward into a better life for ourselves and those we love. The journey of self-knowledge creates healing, deepens our compassion, and helps us attain our highest purpose. Jennifer uses an integrative approach to help individuals work through narcissistic abuse, mental, physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological abuse; anxiety, depression, relationships, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, women’s issues, life transitions, parenting, and life goals.
None of us are perfect. We've made some choices that we wish we could change. Everything we do, every choice, is for a good reason. We are here to learn and move forward into a better life for ourselves and those we love. The journey of self-knowledge creates healing, deepens our compassion, and helps us attain our highest purpose. Jennifer uses an integrative approach to help individuals work through narcissistic abuse, mental, physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological abuse; anxiety, depression, relationships, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, women’s issues, life transitions, parenting, and life goals.
(254) 274-4350 View (254) 274-4350
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Anita Ofori (Accepting New Clients)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life challenges? Let me be your safe space, highlighting the strength and wisdom you hold within. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, uncovering the tools you need to navigate life's challenges and create a future filled with hope and fulfillment.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life challenges? Let me be your safe space, highlighting the strength and wisdom you hold within. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, uncovering the tools you need to navigate life's challenges and create a future filled with hope and fulfillment.
(469) 966-8297 View (469) 966-8297
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CHART Counseling Services PLLC, Jennifer Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
Are you tired of going down "Memory Lane" only to come back to "Stuck Avenue"? We've all heard "just let it go" or "get over it" and "the past is the past". If only it was that simple! The truth is, letting go and moving forward often requires a lot of mental and physical energy that sometimes we just don't have. It means waking up and pretending that you are living your best life when in reality you feel defeated. If this is you, I am here to help get rid of the excess baggage that causes pain, trauma, and fears in your day to day life. Let's stop existing and live! Together, let's Create Happiness and Restore Trust (CHART).
Are you tired of going down "Memory Lane" only to come back to "Stuck Avenue"? We've all heard "just let it go" or "get over it" and "the past is the past". If only it was that simple! The truth is, letting go and moving forward often requires a lot of mental and physical energy that sometimes we just don't have. It means waking up and pretending that you are living your best life when in reality you feel defeated. If this is you, I am here to help get rid of the excess baggage that causes pain, trauma, and fears in your day to day life. Let's stop existing and live! Together, let's Create Happiness and Restore Trust (CHART).
(469) 515-8107 View (469) 515-8107
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Julie Blake Peterson
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
Greetings, my name is Julie Peterson, and I would love the opportunity to brighten your family's life. Understandably, life can be challenging at times, so let's work together through those times. Healing and growing come from working together towards a common goal. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as a social worker with children and their families. My experience ranges from working with children as young as four to adult clients. Children are my specialty, but I'm willing to use my skills to help anyone.
Greetings, my name is Julie Peterson, and I would love the opportunity to brighten your family's life. Understandably, life can be challenging at times, so let's work together through those times. Healing and growing come from working together towards a common goal. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as a social worker with children and their families. My experience ranges from working with children as young as four to adult clients. Children are my specialty, but I'm willing to use my skills to help anyone.
(682) 310-5236 View (682) 310-5236
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Debra Ellis - Ellis Counseling Agency
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LBSW, ACBSW
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
Welcome to Ellis Counseling Agency! As an experienced behavioral specialist, I am committed to offering extensive support for a variety of challenges that you or your family may be facing. My specialty is nurturing personal well-being, catering to both individuals and families. With the goal of steering you towards realizing your full potential, I am honored to possess dual licenses as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Social Worker. Over my expansive career spanning more than 25 years in behavioral health, substance abuse, case management, and medical social work, I have gained priceless experience.
Welcome to Ellis Counseling Agency! As an experienced behavioral specialist, I am committed to offering extensive support for a variety of challenges that you or your family may be facing. My specialty is nurturing personal well-being, catering to both individuals and families. With the goal of steering you towards realizing your full potential, I am honored to possess dual licenses as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Social Worker. Over my expansive career spanning more than 25 years in behavioral health, substance abuse, case management, and medical social work, I have gained priceless experience.
(214) 241-4093 View (214) 241-4093
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Sarah Poulos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to the wonderful world of searching for a therapist. I often tell my clients that finding a therapist is like finding someone to date. It is quite exhausting. To help you narrow down your search, I focus on individuals whose difficulties are primarily Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or multiple types of Anxiety Disorders. If you are looking to for a therapist to vent to, I am probably not your ideal therapist. I work with my clients to really challenge their thinking and into areas that "seem" impossible with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of authenticity.
Welcome to the wonderful world of searching for a therapist. I often tell my clients that finding a therapist is like finding someone to date. It is quite exhausting. To help you narrow down your search, I focus on individuals whose difficulties are primarily Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or multiple types of Anxiety Disorders. If you are looking to for a therapist to vent to, I am probably not your ideal therapist. I work with my clients to really challenge their thinking and into areas that "seem" impossible with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of authenticity.
(910) 586-3467 View (910) 586-3467
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Amy Torrescano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Hello! Congratulations! Taking the first step to connect with a therapist can be the most challenging part of the experience, but here you are. Step one is complete. You are here because you finally feel ready to take the first step to make a change and in my experience, that's more than half the battle. I understand that navigating change is a formidable task, but one of the major perks of therapy is that I am here to support and guide you through the process. Together we will discover and implement the necessary adjustments that will lead you towards a healthier and more fulfilled self.
Hello! Congratulations! Taking the first step to connect with a therapist can be the most challenging part of the experience, but here you are. Step one is complete. You are here because you finally feel ready to take the first step to make a change and in my experience, that's more than half the battle. I understand that navigating change is a formidable task, but one of the major perks of therapy is that I am here to support and guide you through the process. Together we will discover and implement the necessary adjustments that will lead you towards a healthier and more fulfilled self.
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Back On The Road Again LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
I believe in beginning therapy with a client by starting where they are at and partnering with them to set goals that are right for them. I am passionate about helping couples reconnect using Imago Relationship Therapy. I also have a passion for persons struggling with addiction or abusive relationships. For direct scheduling use this link: https://headway.co/providers/cherry-weaver
I believe in beginning therapy with a client by starting where they are at and partnering with them to set goals that are right for them. I am passionate about helping couples reconnect using Imago Relationship Therapy. I also have a passion for persons struggling with addiction or abusive relationships. For direct scheduling use this link: https://headway.co/providers/cherry-weaver
(281) 214-6510 View (281) 214-6510
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Stacy Tate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Stacy, an LPC with a unique counseling style tailored to fit your individual needs. Yes You! Afterall.... we are each different but experience similar life challenges. I totally get it. In working with clients, I believe it is imperative to recognize everyone as an individual first and foremost, then we both collaboratively work together addressing concerns, conflicts, challenges, obstacles and basically anything that is impeding your opportunity at living a happy life. I am passionate about providing counseling services that are practical and reaffirm the best interest of each client. Let's do the work together!
Hi, I'm Stacy, an LPC with a unique counseling style tailored to fit your individual needs. Yes You! Afterall.... we are each different but experience similar life challenges. I totally get it. In working with clients, I believe it is imperative to recognize everyone as an individual first and foremost, then we both collaboratively work together addressing concerns, conflicts, challenges, obstacles and basically anything that is impeding your opportunity at living a happy life. I am passionate about providing counseling services that are practical and reaffirm the best interest of each client. Let's do the work together!
(469) 649-7383 View (469) 649-7383
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Michael Brooking
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261
Let’s navigate your everyday challenges, personal struggles, and unfortunate circumstances together. I believe in the diverse abilities each person possesses and strive to encourage positive changes in their lives. If you’re looking to process and overcome adversity present in your life, I look forward to working with you!
Let’s navigate your everyday challenges, personal struggles, and unfortunate circumstances together. I believe in the diverse abilities each person possesses and strive to encourage positive changes in their lives. If you’re looking to process and overcome adversity present in your life, I look forward to working with you!
(254) 600-4430 View (254) 600-4430
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Firefly Counseling & Consulting - Allison Prince
LPC-Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261
Hi! I’m Allison and I am a EMDR trained therapist. The challenges of life are hard. These challenges can affect our mind, body, and spirit. My approach to therapy is one of warmth, empathy, and understanding. I seek to create a collaborative space where we identify your goals together and empower you by incorporating helpful tools to help you along your journey. Do you need help getting unstuck from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors? Are you struggling to navigate your emotions or fears?
Hi! I’m Allison and I am a EMDR trained therapist. The challenges of life are hard. These challenges can affect our mind, body, and spirit. My approach to therapy is one of warmth, empathy, and understanding. I seek to create a collaborative space where we identify your goals together and empower you by incorporating helpful tools to help you along your journey. Do you need help getting unstuck from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors? Are you struggling to navigate your emotions or fears?
(469) 423-8712 View (469) 423-8712
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Julian Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261
What is good everyone! My name is Julian “JT” Thomas. I am a LMSW (under the supervision of Cassandra Hesse LCSW-S), and an Army combat veteran. My experience includes working with veterans, first responders, general population, athletes, and active-duty service members. My goal as your therapist is to help you grow and engage your resilience for all challenges you face. With my background and expertise in specific modalities such as DBT and CBT, it allows me to offer a unique perspective and use of proven techniques to help you navigate life's obstacles. Let's embark on a journey together towards healing and empowerment.
What is good everyone! My name is Julian “JT” Thomas. I am a LMSW (under the supervision of Cassandra Hesse LCSW-S), and an Army combat veteran. My experience includes working with veterans, first responders, general population, athletes, and active-duty service members. My goal as your therapist is to help you grow and engage your resilience for all challenges you face. With my background and expertise in specific modalities such as DBT and CBT, it allows me to offer a unique perspective and use of proven techniques to help you navigate life's obstacles. Let's embark on a journey together towards healing and empowerment.
(682) 337-1418 View (682) 337-1418
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Thuraya Alameri
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261
It is essential that you as the client feel guarded & at ease throughout the counseling process & I take honor in offering a setting that encourages growth+safety. I think the therapeutic process is a journey, and I'm willing to go on this journey of healing with you. I am here to help you reach goals & develop into a better version of yourself progressively. My therapy approach is tailored to meet the needs of each client based on the singular case. Although the therapeutic process is unique per the client, my role as your guide & advocate remains constant. I look forward to hearing from you, even if you are unsure of therapy.
It is essential that you as the client feel guarded & at ease throughout the counseling process & I take honor in offering a setting that encourages growth+safety. I think the therapeutic process is a journey, and I'm willing to go on this journey of healing with you. I am here to help you reach goals & develop into a better version of yourself progressively. My therapy approach is tailored to meet the needs of each client based on the singular case. Although the therapeutic process is unique per the client, my role as your guide & advocate remains constant. I look forward to hearing from you, even if you are unsure of therapy.
(469) 966-2351 View (469) 966-2351
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Jamara Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to partnering with you to improve your well-being and provide you with the support you deserve.
I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to partnering with you to improve your well-being and provide you with the support you deserve.
(214) 380-1455 View (214) 380-1455
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Firefly Counseling & Consulting - Kristen Welch
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261
Our current and past life circumstances can often leave us with feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness. These emotions can be confusing and difficult to manage and process. My goal is to come alongside clients to reach personal goals, using warmth, understanding, and acceptance. I will work with you, with you in the driver’s seat, to set goals, explore and gain understanding of yourself, process your emotions in a safe space, reframe negative beliefs about self, and find solutions that work for you. I enjoy working with clients with a variety of concerns including general anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
Our current and past life circumstances can often leave us with feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness. These emotions can be confusing and difficult to manage and process. My goal is to come alongside clients to reach personal goals, using warmth, understanding, and acceptance. I will work with you, with you in the driver’s seat, to set goals, explore and gain understanding of yourself, process your emotions in a safe space, reframe negative beliefs about self, and find solutions that work for you. I enjoy working with clients with a variety of concerns including general anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.
(214) 483-1830 View (214) 483-1830
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Tawanica Newell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving the state of Texas. I received my Master's degree from THEE Jackson State University and I have practiced in various settings for over ten years now. My passion is working with youth/adolescents to teach coping skills, effective emotional regulation skills, and resiliency in order to become the best version of themselves. I believe every child deserves compassion and a safe place.
Hello! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving the state of Texas. I received my Master's degree from THEE Jackson State University and I have practiced in various settings for over ten years now. My passion is working with youth/adolescents to teach coping skills, effective emotional regulation skills, and resiliency in order to become the best version of themselves. I believe every child deserves compassion and a safe place.
(972) 838-1557 View (972) 838-1557
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Mentally Healthier, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Do you have persistent memories of something that happened to you a long time ago? Does something that someone said to you still echo in your mind? Do you feel the grip of anxiety nearly all the time, and have found very few healthy things that can make that anxiety stop? You are not alone, and I have helped many people that have experienced very similar things. This tragically is a very common problem, and there is not a pharmaceutical long-term answer for any of it. That is because it is not a biological problem. It may be a journey that takes time and really hard work to resolve.
Do you have persistent memories of something that happened to you a long time ago? Does something that someone said to you still echo in your mind? Do you feel the grip of anxiety nearly all the time, and have found very few healthy things that can make that anxiety stop? You are not alone, and I have helped many people that have experienced very similar things. This tragically is a very common problem, and there is not a pharmaceutical long-term answer for any of it. That is because it is not a biological problem. It may be a journey that takes time and really hard work to resolve.
(903) 270-5868 View (903) 270-5868
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Janice Rose-Gill, LPC, LCAT, PCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, LCAT, PCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
DFW, TX 75261  (Online Only)
Janice places an emphasis on building relationships with transparency and authenticity. Janice is flexible in her therapeutic approach, allowing her to tailor your therapy to focus on your specific needs. Among Janice’s areas of expertise are the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, stress, major life transitions, and career exploration.
Janice places an emphasis on building relationships with transparency and authenticity. Janice is flexible in her therapeutic approach, allowing her to tailor your therapy to focus on your specific needs. Among Janice’s areas of expertise are the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, stress, major life transitions, and career exploration.
(469) 306-1543 View (469) 306-1543

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in DFW, TX

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in DFW, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
86% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in DFW, TX see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in DFW?

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.