Therapists in Fort Bend County, TX

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Photo of Daryl Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Fort Bend County, TX
Daryl Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479
A client's choices, mood, and views of the world are influenced by their experiences, physical, emotional, and spiritual connections. I am confident that the positive interplay between all four of these areas will promote a brighter future. As part of the human condition, when there is a deficit in our physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being, personal and social growth is interrupted.
A client's choices, mood, and views of the world are influenced by their experiences, physical, emotional, and spiritual connections. I am confident that the positive interplay between all four of these areas will promote a brighter future. As part of the human condition, when there is a deficit in our physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being, personal and social growth is interrupted.
(346) 559-2815 View (346) 559-2815
Photo of Laila Narsi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Bend County, TX
Laila Narsi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMMT, CMT-P
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
We all have inner wisdom which holds the answers to our questions. At the center of our beings we know who we are and what we want but getting there can sometimes be difficult. Using sound innovative psychotherapeutic techniques I work with my clients towards their goals. Whether I work with individual, couples, families, or groups, I understand the importance of a healthy relationship, excellent rapport, non-judgment, honesty and the need for confidentiality in working towards these goals. I also now offer Telehealth/Virtual sessions.
(281) 675-2722 View (281) 675-2722
Photo of Nurturing Compassion and Wellness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Nurturing Compassion and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fulshear, TX 77441  (Online Only)
There are demanding times in our lives that can cause us to have challenges with finding the balance between outward focus and allowing time for much needed attention to our inner world. The intention behind my psychotherapy practice is to walk beside you and assist you by utilizing a non judgmental approach so that you can move on to being your most authentic self. Symptom progression such as anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. indicate that it may be time to take a compassionate mind body integrated approach to look inward while inviting healing and wholeness.
There are demanding times in our lives that can cause us to have challenges with finding the balance between outward focus and allowing time for much needed attention to our inner world. The intention behind my psychotherapy practice is to walk beside you and assist you by utilizing a non judgmental approach so that you can move on to being your most authentic self. Symptom progression such as anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. indicate that it may be time to take a compassionate mind body integrated approach to look inward while inviting healing and wholeness.
(281) 666-2979 View (281) 666-2979
Photo of Maggie Francis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Bend County, TX
Maggie Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Life is challenging and continuously changing. These changes can be unexpected, unplanned and can leave one feeling stressed, worried, anxious, and depressed. As your therapist you are not alone, I can provide a supportive and empathetic environment. I will work together with you to guide you through a journey of self-exploration and discovery to achieve a deeper understanding about yourself. While at the same time recognizing your natural gifts and unique talents as an individual. I believe that life experiences shape who we are as individuals and that we are able to re-write our own story.
Life is challenging and continuously changing. These changes can be unexpected, unplanned and can leave one feeling stressed, worried, anxious, and depressed. As your therapist you are not alone, I can provide a supportive and empathetic environment. I will work together with you to guide you through a journey of self-exploration and discovery to achieve a deeper understanding about yourself. While at the same time recognizing your natural gifts and unique talents as an individual. I believe that life experiences shape who we are as individuals and that we are able to re-write our own story.
(832) 664-7985 View (832) 664-7985
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Interpersonal Wellness LLC
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, TX 77406  (Online Only)
I am an Emotional Support Specialist, who facilitates psychoeducational groups and individual sessions on various topics. I assist clients navigate life in a community (group) setting via telehealth. I specialize in Self-esteem, Grief, Anger Management, Communication Skills and Relationship Issues. If you would like an individual session or to join a community for support in one of the aforementioned areas, from the convenience of your own home, please contact me! I look forward to you joining our group.
I am an Emotional Support Specialist, who facilitates psychoeducational groups and individual sessions on various topics. I assist clients navigate life in a community (group) setting via telehealth. I specialize in Self-esteem, Grief, Anger Management, Communication Skills and Relationship Issues. If you would like an individual session or to join a community for support in one of the aforementioned areas, from the convenience of your own home, please contact me! I look forward to you joining our group.
(832) 536-5952 View (832) 536-5952
Photo of Suja Cheriyan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Bend County, TX
Suja Cheriyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
Seeking help is a sign of strength and a first step toward self-determination. I believe our past does not have to define nor limit us. We have the choice to let go of ineffective habits and patterns in how we relate to ourselves and others. We can create positive outcomes by leading ourselves toward healthy changes. I will provide a safe environment for you to be heard and work collaboratively to identify your existing strengths and develop patterns of thoughts, behaviors, communication styles that can help you cope and live a more fulfilling life.
Seeking help is a sign of strength and a first step toward self-determination. I believe our past does not have to define nor limit us. We have the choice to let go of ineffective habits and patterns in how we relate to ourselves and others. We can create positive outcomes by leading ourselves toward healthy changes. I will provide a safe environment for you to be heard and work collaboratively to identify your existing strengths and develop patterns of thoughts, behaviors, communication styles that can help you cope and live a more fulfilling life.
(281) 571-3552 View (281) 571-3552
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Cedric Ita-Eyo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I applaud your desire to use therapy to advance your personal development. I'm grateful for the chance to make a difference in someone's life by encouraging them to concentrate on their advantages and past successes rather than failures in order to foster personal growth. It appears that you have been searching for guidance for some time now, having felt uncertain about who you are. One of the best choices you can make to realize your incredible future is to put yourself first.
I applaud your desire to use therapy to advance your personal development. I'm grateful for the chance to make a difference in someone's life by encouraging them to concentrate on their advantages and past successes rather than failures in order to foster personal growth. It appears that you have been searching for guidance for some time now, having felt uncertain about who you are. One of the best choices you can make to realize your incredible future is to put yourself first.
(832) 280-5107 View (832) 280-5107
Photo of Inspiration Psychological Services, Psychologist in Fort Bend County, TX
Inspiration Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fulshear, TX 77441
In far too many situations individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia have internalized messages that there is no hope, that they are simply victims of their mental illness, and unable to reach their life goals. My practice, Inspiration Psychological Services' primary purpose is to provide individuals who struggle with mental illness with the neccessary coping skills that they need to manage symptoms, cope with everyday life challenges, and improve the quality of their lives. I strongly believe in providing a supportive atmosphere that consists of understanding individual experiences, addressing needs, instilling hope, building on strengths, and recognizing potential.
In far too many situations individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia have internalized messages that there is no hope, that they are simply victims of their mental illness, and unable to reach their life goals. My practice, Inspiration Psychological Services' primary purpose is to provide individuals who struggle with mental illness with the neccessary coping skills that they need to manage symptoms, cope with everyday life challenges, and improve the quality of their lives. I strongly believe in providing a supportive atmosphere that consists of understanding individual experiences, addressing needs, instilling hope, building on strengths, and recognizing potential.
(281) 940-2212 View (281) 940-2212
Photo of Tiffany Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Tiffany Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CCTP
Verified Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459
By providing a sincere, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with my clients, we can build a relationship that will help the client achieve their goal. Personal growth is the goal, and therapy is a positive tool that assists us to identify our strengths, personal success, and the areas where we could benefit from growth.
By providing a sincere, trusting, and nonjudgmental relationship with my clients, we can build a relationship that will help the client achieve their goal. Personal growth is the goal, and therapy is a positive tool that assists us to identify our strengths, personal success, and the areas where we could benefit from growth.
(281) 462-5594 View (281) 462-5594
Photo of Jeffrey S McDowell, LPC Associate in Fort Bend County, TX
Jeffrey S McDowell
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I help individuals and couples who are stuck get unstuck. They want more from life but can’t seem to push beyond their current circumstances. Their thoughts, feelings, and habits hold them back or move them even further from their desired futures. We partner together to define your values based goals and get you moving to close the gap between the life you are currently living and the one that is possible.
I help individuals and couples who are stuck get unstuck. They want more from life but can’t seem to push beyond their current circumstances. Their thoughts, feelings, and habits hold them back or move them even further from their desired futures. We partner together to define your values based goals and get you moving to close the gap between the life you are currently living and the one that is possible.
(346) 639-3187 View (346) 639-3187
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Kamau Richard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping people deal with situations such as exploring career goals, managing grief and anxiety (including PTSD), handling addiction issues, improving communication skills and working together as a team or couple. I am also Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist with 9 years experience helping people in their efforts to quit smoking.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping people deal with situations such as exploring career goals, managing grief and anxiety (including PTSD), handling addiction issues, improving communication skills and working together as a team or couple. I am also Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist with 9 years experience helping people in their efforts to quit smoking.
(832) 415-3391 View (832) 415-3391
Photo of Dr. Carmen Pulido in Fort Bend County, TX
Dr. Carmen Pulido
PhD, MP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77479
I am here to support you become a better version of yourself by resolving that bad habit that is costing you time and money and managing symptoms that are keeping you from feeling happy. Together, you will learn how to make better choices based on your personal values (e.g., spirituality, family). If interested in TESTING, I provide Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations for ADHD, Cognitive decline, Dementia (MNCD), fitness for security work and other employment requirements.
I am here to support you become a better version of yourself by resolving that bad habit that is costing you time and money and managing symptoms that are keeping you from feeling happy. Together, you will learn how to make better choices based on your personal values (e.g., spirituality, family). If interested in TESTING, I provide Psychological and Neuropsychological evaluations for ADHD, Cognitive decline, Dementia (MNCD), fitness for security work and other employment requirements.
(281) 626-8629 View (281) 626-8629
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Gibbs and Associates Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond, TX 77469
Hello! My name is Dr. Robin Gibbs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have extensive history involved in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, emotional disturbance, or depression within the State of Texas. My experience and training also includes working with couples, families, individuals, adults, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health problems. I have a strong desire in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by assisting them with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress.
Hello! My name is Dr. Robin Gibbs. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have extensive history involved in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, emotional disturbance, or depression within the State of Texas. My experience and training also includes working with couples, families, individuals, adults, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health problems. I have a strong desire in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by assisting them with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress.
(832) 501-3807 View (832) 501-3807
Photo of Zareen Bhandara, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Zareen Bhandara
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, TX 77469
Not accepting new clients
In a fast-paced world where life is rapidly changing, such changes are likely to produce instability and ongoing feelings of depression, anxiety, and overwhelm in our daily lives. As your potential counselor, I want you to know that you are not alone. I strive to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for you express yourself without fear of judgement. We will work collaboratively together through the therapeutic process as you learn how to cope with and manage various life events. I will help in guiding you through the process of self-discovery; while at the same time, assisting you in recognizing your individuality.
In a fast-paced world where life is rapidly changing, such changes are likely to produce instability and ongoing feelings of depression, anxiety, and overwhelm in our daily lives. As your potential counselor, I want you to know that you are not alone. I strive to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for you express yourself without fear of judgement. We will work collaboratively together through the therapeutic process as you learn how to cope with and manage various life events. I will help in guiding you through the process of self-discovery; while at the same time, assisting you in recognizing your individuality.
(713) 903-7194 View (713) 903-7194
Photo of Dr. Derek Ream, Psychologist in Fort Bend County, TX
Dr. Derek Ream
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
I help people who’ve lost touch with what makes them happy or what really matters to them, often feeling pretty swamped by their emotions. I assist those struggling with depression, substance abuse, anxiety, OCD, panic, and insomnia. I have a special place in my heart for working with the LGBTQI+ community, and I'm also dedicated to helping military and law enforcement personnel. Together, we find ways to get their lives back in balance and reconnect them with the people and activities that truly define who they are.
I help people who’ve lost touch with what makes them happy or what really matters to them, often feeling pretty swamped by their emotions. I assist those struggling with depression, substance abuse, anxiety, OCD, panic, and insomnia. I have a special place in my heart for working with the LGBTQI+ community, and I'm also dedicated to helping military and law enforcement personnel. Together, we find ways to get their lives back in balance and reconnect them with the people and activities that truly define who they are.
(281) 843-1689 View (281) 843-1689
Photo of Lola Clay, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Lola Clay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
You are entitled to live the life you deserve, but problems from the past along with present stressors can make the future seem bleak. Put your life in perspective and get on the right path. I tailor my therapeutic approach in order to fit your unique life situation. I stay abreast of current interventions and will be able to help you make changes that work with the way you live. Whether you are looking for individual, family or couples therapy, anger management, weight management services, substance abuse or monitoring severe and persisitent mental illness, I can help.
You are entitled to live the life you deserve, but problems from the past along with present stressors can make the future seem bleak. Put your life in perspective and get on the right path. I tailor my therapeutic approach in order to fit your unique life situation. I stay abreast of current interventions and will be able to help you make changes that work with the way you live. Whether you are looking for individual, family or couples therapy, anger management, weight management services, substance abuse or monitoring severe and persisitent mental illness, I can help.
(832) 726-0989 View (832) 726-0989
Photo of Laura Braziel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Laura Braziel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MMFT, LPC, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stafford, TX 77477
With Certification in EMDR and over 12 years in private practice, I have extensive training and clinical experience treating trauma-related symptoms, suicidal thinking, self-harm behaviors, anxiety and depression. I also provide education and guidance both in therapy sessions and public speaking to parents and teens towards the forming of healthier patterns of behavior through skills in validation, communication and conflict resolution.
With Certification in EMDR and over 12 years in private practice, I have extensive training and clinical experience treating trauma-related symptoms, suicidal thinking, self-harm behaviors, anxiety and depression. I also provide education and guidance both in therapy sessions and public speaking to parents and teens towards the forming of healthier patterns of behavior through skills in validation, communication and conflict resolution.
(281) 915-4303 View (281) 915-4303
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Peaceful Living Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Georgia. If you are looking for help to find your path to peaceful living, allow me to help you find that path. I treat persons with poor self-esteem, grief, depression, and anxiety issues. I provide premarital counseling and immigration evaluations (extreme hardship, VAWA, asylum). I also provide LPC supervision to LPC Associates (Texas only) seeking hours for full licensure. Other services are editing and proofreading papers, theses, and dissertations, and availability for speaking engagements.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Georgia. If you are looking for help to find your path to peaceful living, allow me to help you find that path. I treat persons with poor self-esteem, grief, depression, and anxiety issues. I provide premarital counseling and immigration evaluations (extreme hardship, VAWA, asylum). I also provide LPC supervision to LPC Associates (Texas only) seeking hours for full licensure. Other services are editing and proofreading papers, theses, and dissertations, and availability for speaking engagements.
(844) 447-5227 View (844) 447-5227
Photo of Monica McDermott, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Bend County, TX
Monica McDermott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
My mission is to provide hope to my clients by addressing recovery from a holistic stand point. Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. I am dedicated to helping my clients resolve their issues in life to help them live to their full potential. I counsel clients to help them in understanding and overcoming personal, social, and behavioral problems. I work with adults, adolescents, and young children.
My mission is to provide hope to my clients by addressing recovery from a holistic stand point. Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential. I am dedicated to helping my clients resolve their issues in life to help them live to their full potential. I counsel clients to help them in understanding and overcoming personal, social, and behavioral problems. I work with adults, adolescents, and young children.
(832) 558-3978 View (832) 558-3978
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Empathy First Clinical Counseling and Consulting,
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond, TX 77406
We are committed to helping people from all walks of life. No matter your personal, spiritual, or social beliefs, or whether your values are traditional or non-conforming; regardless of gender, race, sexuality or economic background, We strive for all to receive the best treatment. We are a compassionate, innovative and creative practice who will support you during your most vulnerable times. We use a dynamic person-centered approach and work at your desired pace. Max is not personally taking new clients, however he clinically supervises clinicians in his practice who currently have availability.
We are committed to helping people from all walks of life. No matter your personal, spiritual, or social beliefs, or whether your values are traditional or non-conforming; regardless of gender, race, sexuality or economic background, We strive for all to receive the best treatment. We are a compassionate, innovative and creative practice who will support you during your most vulnerable times. We use a dynamic person-centered approach and work at your desired pace. Max is not personally taking new clients, however he clinically supervises clinicians in his practice who currently have availability.
(832) 657-1619 View (832) 657-1619

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Number of Therapists in Fort Bend County, TX

700+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Fort Bend County, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fort Bend County, TX see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Bend County?

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.