Therapists in Hondo, TX

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TKR Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hondo, TX 78861
You are a loving caregiver, dedicated to your child. But lately, you have found yourself amid an emotional tempest, questioning your abilities and feeling like a parenting failure. Your child’s behavior has become increasingly challenging. Tantrums erupt at the most unexpected times, drawing judgmental glances from strangers and leaving you feeling embarrassed and ashamed. You often wonder how such a tiny human could evoke such intense guilt and self-doubt within you.
You are a loving caregiver, dedicated to your child. But lately, you have found yourself amid an emotional tempest, questioning your abilities and feeling like a parenting failure. Your child’s behavior has become increasingly challenging. Tantrums erupt at the most unexpected times, drawing judgmental glances from strangers and leaving you feeling embarrassed and ashamed. You often wonder how such a tiny human could evoke such intense guilt and self-doubt within you.
(830) 483-8531 View (830) 483-8531
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Elia Ann Guzman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hondo, TX 78861
You want to experience more joy and fulfillment in your life, but you struggle with fear of failure or rejection, difficulty focusing on positive thoughts in challenging moments, lack of motivation due to low energy levels, a sense of isolation or loneliness, difficulty seeing self-worth or finding purpose, feeling overwhelmed by the state of your emotions and mental health. If you have anxiety, grief, or chronic pain, life can be hard. I’m here to help you make it easier. Even though it may feel like happiness is unattainable right now. Together, we can explore the roots of your struggles and find ways to create lasting change.
You want to experience more joy and fulfillment in your life, but you struggle with fear of failure or rejection, difficulty focusing on positive thoughts in challenging moments, lack of motivation due to low energy levels, a sense of isolation or loneliness, difficulty seeing self-worth or finding purpose, feeling overwhelmed by the state of your emotions and mental health. If you have anxiety, grief, or chronic pain, life can be hard. I’m here to help you make it easier. Even though it may feel like happiness is unattainable right now. Together, we can explore the roots of your struggles and find ways to create lasting change.
(830) 460-5630 View (830) 460-5630
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Debbie L Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hondo, TX 78861  (Online Only)
As a Latinx therapist, Debbie understands the barriers to receiving mental health treatment due to cultural and familial factors and will help her clients break generational trauma to achieve emotional and mental stability.
As a Latinx therapist, Debbie understands the barriers to receiving mental health treatment due to cultural and familial factors and will help her clients break generational trauma to achieve emotional and mental stability.
(830) 365-7119 View (830) 365-7119
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Rita I Clark
LPC Associate, MA, MEd, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hondo, TX 78861  (Online Only)
Disappointed with where you are in life? Caught in a never-ending cycle of relationship struggles? Do you find yourself second-guessing and doubting yourself all the time? Have you been anxious, confused or felt the sting of betrayal from someone you love? I'm so glad you found your way here. Congratulations on taking the first step towards an emotionally healthier you. In counseling, we'll explore those deep-seated emotions, thoughts, and patterns of behavior that are showing up in today's choices. Here you'll find the safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space we all need for healing and growth to take place.
Disappointed with where you are in life? Caught in a never-ending cycle of relationship struggles? Do you find yourself second-guessing and doubting yourself all the time? Have you been anxious, confused or felt the sting of betrayal from someone you love? I'm so glad you found your way here. Congratulations on taking the first step towards an emotionally healthier you. In counseling, we'll explore those deep-seated emotions, thoughts, and patterns of behavior that are showing up in today's choices. Here you'll find the safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space we all need for healing and growth to take place.
(830) 254-7948 View (830) 254-7948
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Intimate Possibilities, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Hondo, TX 78861
Sex/Intimacy/Making Love means different things to everyone. While one partner can believe they are sexually fulfilled, the other may just feel OK about their sexual satisfaction. Do you fake it because you don't know how to tell your partner what you need? Do you even know what you need to feel sexually satisfied? Do you want more from you partner? How well do you know your sexual self? We can work together to help you and your partner(s) connect sexually, intimately, and satisfactorily.
Sex/Intimacy/Making Love means different things to everyone. While one partner can believe they are sexually fulfilled, the other may just feel OK about their sexual satisfaction. Do you fake it because you don't know how to tell your partner what you need? Do you even know what you need to feel sexually satisfied? Do you want more from you partner? How well do you know your sexual self? We can work together to help you and your partner(s) connect sexually, intimately, and satisfactorily.
(210) 796-8111 View (210) 796-8111
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Jill M Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hondo, TX 78861  (Online Only)
All of us can feel the impact of these uncertain times. Life can present itself with unpredictable situations that may impact your ability to live the life you desire. Uncertainty and adjusting to life changes may feel difficult, stressful, and overwhelming. I believe in the capacity of human resilience, and the power to overcome life's challenges so you can create ways to experience and enjoy your life fully.
All of us can feel the impact of these uncertain times. Life can present itself with unpredictable situations that may impact your ability to live the life you desire. Uncertainty and adjusting to life changes may feel difficult, stressful, and overwhelming. I believe in the capacity of human resilience, and the power to overcome life's challenges so you can create ways to experience and enjoy your life fully.
(830) 445-3949 View (830) 445-3949

Online Therapists

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Tony Cesario
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Buda, TX 78610  (Online Only)
My name is Tony Cesario and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I live in the Austin area and have worked with clients from many diverse backgrounds and identities. Recently I have been working with many LGBTQIA+ clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/image issues. I believe in a holistic and strength based approach to therapy which means that I am interested in you as an entire person and that I want to help you find the strength inside yourself that you may not realize is already there.
My name is Tony Cesario and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I live in the Austin area and have worked with clients from many diverse backgrounds and identities. Recently I have been working with many LGBTQIA+ clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/image issues. I believe in a holistic and strength based approach to therapy which means that I am interested in you as an entire person and that I want to help you find the strength inside yourself that you may not realize is already there.
(737) 727-3501 x100 View (737) 727-3501 x100
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Denise M. Filer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
If you have come to the realization you are emotionally and mentally blocked; then it is time for a change. If those behavior patterns and thoughts have gotten in the way of you experiencing the deeper meaning of life and enjoyment let me facilitate your growth so that you can transform your life and live to the fullest. I Specialize in: • Depression • Grief • Addiction • Sexual Abuse • LGBTQ •PTSD • Personality Disorders •Co-occurring diseases •and Trauma .
If you have come to the realization you are emotionally and mentally blocked; then it is time for a change. If those behavior patterns and thoughts have gotten in the way of you experiencing the deeper meaning of life and enjoyment let me facilitate your growth so that you can transform your life and live to the fullest. I Specialize in: • Depression • Grief • Addiction • Sexual Abuse • LGBTQ •PTSD • Personality Disorders •Co-occurring diseases •and Trauma .
(830) 254-5603 View (830) 254-5603
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Robert Jones
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHA, LCDC, ADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78245  (Online Only)
I believe an effective Counselor is one who supports individuals on their journey towards healing, and serves as a co-pilot guiding them through the challenges of process to a healthier, more fulfilling life. As a compassionate and empathetic individual, I have always been drawn to helping others overcome their struggles and find their path to happiness. My desire to become a counselor stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of human connection and the transformative impact it can have on people's lives. Just as a co-pilot supports the pilot in navigating through rough weather, I aspire to be a trusted, unwavering guide.
I believe an effective Counselor is one who supports individuals on their journey towards healing, and serves as a co-pilot guiding them through the challenges of process to a healthier, more fulfilling life. As a compassionate and empathetic individual, I have always been drawn to helping others overcome their struggles and find their path to happiness. My desire to become a counselor stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of human connection and the transformative impact it can have on people's lives. Just as a co-pilot supports the pilot in navigating through rough weather, I aspire to be a trusted, unwavering guide.
(210) 880-6480 View (210) 880-6480
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Conner Breitling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Taking this first step can be scary, but I’m glad you’re here! I’m an LPC Associate (Supervised by Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S) who works with clients on issues ranging from depression and anxiety to PTSD and grief. I'm currently looking to work with adults and teenagers looking to break free of the problems weighing them down.
Taking this first step can be scary, but I’m glad you’re here! I’m an LPC Associate (Supervised by Elizabeth Kjellstrand Hartwig, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S) who works with clients on issues ranging from depression and anxiety to PTSD and grief. I'm currently looking to work with adults and teenagers looking to break free of the problems weighing them down.
(830) 620-1175 View (830) 620-1175
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Toby Flournoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78260
Waitlist for new clients
Are you hurting? Could you use some support? I know that reaching out for help can be a difficult step and that we often find ways of talking ourselves out of getting the help we need. I'm here to make the process as painless as possible. My style is warm, accepting, supportive, and focused on helping you work towards meaningful change.
Are you hurting? Could you use some support? I know that reaching out for help can be a difficult step and that we often find ways of talking ourselves out of getting the help we need. I'm here to make the process as painless as possible. My style is warm, accepting, supportive, and focused on helping you work towards meaningful change.
(210) 942-7755 View (210) 942-7755
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Julie Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
I am an empathic therapist with 18 years therapy experience. Clients often come to me with an impaired sense of self, difficulties in relationships, and feeling unsafe in the world due to trauma/hardships in their lives. I assist my clients in transforming their deepest pain into their greatest strengths, finding passion in life, and confidence in themselves. They learn to have deep and meaningful relationships. Ideally, clients will move from a limited set of beliefs to an expansive perspective on what is possible in this life. I also love working with therapists; their personal work enhances their own practice!
I am an empathic therapist with 18 years therapy experience. Clients often come to me with an impaired sense of self, difficulties in relationships, and feeling unsafe in the world due to trauma/hardships in their lives. I assist my clients in transforming their deepest pain into their greatest strengths, finding passion in life, and confidence in themselves. They learn to have deep and meaningful relationships. Ideally, clients will move from a limited set of beliefs to an expansive perspective on what is possible in this life. I also love working with therapists; their personal work enhances their own practice!
(512) 559-3784 View (512) 559-3784
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Tyler Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated therapist specializing in working with adolescents facing a wide array of challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts while understanding the intricate mind-body connection.
I am a dedicated therapist specializing in working with adolescents facing a wide array of challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts while understanding the intricate mind-body connection.
(737) 367-0774 View (737) 367-0774
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Raisa Núñez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78209
Maybe you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, or maybe you don’t have the words for what you are feeling. I believe everyone goes through challenges at one point or another – I am here to help you navigate through those challenges and support you showing up as your authentic self. I work with individuals, couples and families (chosen/blood).
Maybe you’re feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, or maybe you don’t have the words for what you are feeling. I believe everyone goes through challenges at one point or another – I am here to help you navigate through those challenges and support you showing up as your authentic self. I work with individuals, couples and families (chosen/blood).
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Faith Roby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78205
I truly believe that while you may come in broken, by faith, you can leave healed! I approach therapy in a collaborative manner with my clients. To effectively collaborate, I have a "no walking on eggshells" policy in our therapeutic space. Hold on, Faith! What does a “no walking on eggshells” policy mean? This policy empowers my clients to present what they may think are the “icky” parts of themselves without fear of being unrighteously judged in therapy. I will work to earn your trust so have faith in me, yourself, and the process as part of your healing journey.
I truly believe that while you may come in broken, by faith, you can leave healed! I approach therapy in a collaborative manner with my clients. To effectively collaborate, I have a "no walking on eggshells" policy in our therapeutic space. Hold on, Faith! What does a “no walking on eggshells” policy mean? This policy empowers my clients to present what they may think are the “icky” parts of themselves without fear of being unrighteously judged in therapy. I will work to earn your trust so have faith in me, yourself, and the process as part of your healing journey.
(346) 205-0126 View (346) 205-0126
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Andrea Dendrinos
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78739  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take control of your anxiety, relationship problems, or a recent life transition? I offer therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. My clients describe my approach as warm, but direct and my ideal clients come to therapy ready to put in the work. In the initial session, we will determine your goals, discuss strategies for meeting them, and develop an individualized treatment plan based on evidence-supported techniques. Finally, we'll monitor progress over time and make sure that therapy is helping you apply new skills to your life outside of the therapy room.
Are you ready to take control of your anxiety, relationship problems, or a recent life transition? I offer therapy for adolescents, adults, and couples. My clients describe my approach as warm, but direct and my ideal clients come to therapy ready to put in the work. In the initial session, we will determine your goals, discuss strategies for meeting them, and develop an individualized treatment plan based on evidence-supported techniques. Finally, we'll monitor progress over time and make sure that therapy is helping you apply new skills to your life outside of the therapy room.
(512) 960-1527 View (512) 960-1527
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Rosanna Kate Worthington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Childhood is a time of intense curiosity, discovery, and connection. When a child struggles to achieve these foundations due to social and emotional challenges or trauma, the whole family suffers. Rosanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years experience helping diverse children and families find healing, balance, and joy. Rosanna recognizes that for children to explore their feelings and integrate new skills, they must first feel safe, connected, and competent. In other words, therapy must be fun! Rosanna taps into the natural language of children through play, expressive arts, nature, and rhythm & movement.
Childhood is a time of intense curiosity, discovery, and connection. When a child struggles to achieve these foundations due to social and emotional challenges or trauma, the whole family suffers. Rosanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years experience helping diverse children and families find healing, balance, and joy. Rosanna recognizes that for children to explore their feelings and integrate new skills, they must first feel safe, connected, and competent. In other words, therapy must be fun! Rosanna taps into the natural language of children through play, expressive arts, nature, and rhythm & movement.
(512) 643-6762 View (512) 643-6762
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Amanda Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, C-SWHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My individual and couples caseload is full. Now enrolling motivated clients in group therapy and waitlisting. Are you a woman juggling life's demands, feeling stuck or underappreciated? Whether you're a mom, caregiver, or professional woman, I'm here to help. I value healing, inner peace, and security. My expertise includes women's issues, trauma, chronic illness, and more. Seeking EMDR, psychedelics, couples therapy, or traditional therapy? I offer individual and group sessions from your own home. I now offer clinical supervision for aspiring therapists too. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
My individual and couples caseload is full. Now enrolling motivated clients in group therapy and waitlisting. Are you a woman juggling life's demands, feeling stuck or underappreciated? Whether you're a mom, caregiver, or professional woman, I'm here to help. I value healing, inner peace, and security. My expertise includes women's issues, trauma, chronic illness, and more. Seeking EMDR, psychedelics, couples therapy, or traditional therapy? I offer individual and group sessions from your own home. I now offer clinical supervision for aspiring therapists too. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
(210) 633-8756 View (210) 633-8756
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Sara Manisco Chapo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78737
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I am Sara. I enjoy being the witness of positive change and the healing power of human relationships. Whatever the issue, I am honored to take part in your personal journey toward a better life. I can be your guide to help you process and envision the steps towards whatever goal you seek. I have trained in several evidence based models, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with young children, adolescents, and adults.
Hi, I am Sara. I enjoy being the witness of positive change and the healing power of human relationships. Whatever the issue, I am honored to take part in your personal journey toward a better life. I can be your guide to help you process and envision the steps towards whatever goal you seek. I have trained in several evidence based models, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with young children, adolescents, and adults.
(512) 866-2459 View (512) 866-2459
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Liliana Jernigan, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78231
My name is Liliana Jernigan, I am a dedicated and passionate bilingual therapist. My clients describes me as sincere, sensitive, and dedicated to their needs and goals. I specialize in life transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety, and I use evidence-based techniques to help my clients through these difficult times. In working with me, you can expect to break cycles, discover your genuine self, learn to accept yourself, and learn to manage life's obstacles with grace. It would be an honor for me to accompany you on this adventure.
My name is Liliana Jernigan, I am a dedicated and passionate bilingual therapist. My clients describes me as sincere, sensitive, and dedicated to their needs and goals. I specialize in life transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety, and I use evidence-based techniques to help my clients through these difficult times. In working with me, you can expect to break cycles, discover your genuine self, learn to accept yourself, and learn to manage life's obstacles with grace. It would be an honor for me to accompany you on this adventure.
(830) 971-0951 View (830) 971-0951

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Number of Therapists in Hondo, TX

< 10

Therapists in Hondo, TX who prioritize treating:

83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Grief
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hondo, TX see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hondo?

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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.