Therapists in Katy, TX

Photo of A Piece of Peace, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Katy, TX
A Piece of Peace, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77449  (Online Only)
I’m able to establish and maintain successful counseling relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and ages in a time sensitive manner. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I strive to create opportunities to increase hope, recognize possibilities, and build purpose, along with reducing stress and decreasing anxiety. Together we identify goals and strategies to enhance the capacity to live a more productive and meaningful life.
I’m able to establish and maintain successful counseling relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and ages in a time sensitive manner. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I strive to create opportunities to increase hope, recognize possibilities, and build purpose, along with reducing stress and decreasing anxiety. Together we identify goals and strategies to enhance the capacity to live a more productive and meaningful life.
(281) 729-4761 View (281) 729-4761
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Michael Weinberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions, depression, anxiety, frustration or anger, it is my hope that we can work together as a team to help you achieve a more happy and fulfilling life. I can assist you by providing an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, as we work together on any issues, goals and changes you desire. I strongly believe everyone has the right to choose the path they want to follow in life.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions, depression, anxiety, frustration or anger, it is my hope that we can work together as a team to help you achieve a more happy and fulfilling life. I can assist you by providing an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, as we work together on any issues, goals and changes you desire. I strongly believe everyone has the right to choose the path they want to follow in life.
(832) 234-9570 View (832) 234-9570
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Christine Margaret Gholston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Change is an intimidating word for most people, but if you are tired of feeling hopeless, lonely or worthless and want to take control of the constant problems in your life, then change is your only way out. If you are ready to experience change, then I want to help you reclaim the life you deserve. Let me help you change for the better.
Change is an intimidating word for most people, but if you are tired of feeling hopeless, lonely or worthless and want to take control of the constant problems in your life, then change is your only way out. If you are ready to experience change, then I want to help you reclaim the life you deserve. Let me help you change for the better.
(832) 678-8140 View (832) 678-8140
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Katy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
Katy Counseling provides services to the entire family whether you need marriage counseling, grief or trauma counseling or have a child with behavioral problems, depression or anxiety. You have been struggling and want help that is easy, fast, and effective. That is the mission of the counselors here at Katy Counseling. We specialize in helping struggling individuals and families get better faster! Together we will put you in the driver’s seat by developing a custom counseling plan to address your unique therapy goals, desired speed of treatment, and need for privacy.
Katy Counseling provides services to the entire family whether you need marriage counseling, grief or trauma counseling or have a child with behavioral problems, depression or anxiety. You have been struggling and want help that is easy, fast, and effective. That is the mission of the counselors here at Katy Counseling. We specialize in helping struggling individuals and families get better faster! Together we will put you in the driver’s seat by developing a custom counseling plan to address your unique therapy goals, desired speed of treatment, and need for privacy.
(281) 957-3653 View (281) 957-3653
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Dr. Angie J. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CART
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77449
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!! I have expertise in helping children, adolescents and adults recover from traumatic experiences/events in their lives. In order that we strive and move forward despite whatever obstacles we might face in life, we must instill the concept of RESILIENCY in our children, adolescents and adults. Resiliency teaches us to continue to move forward despite the obstacles we face. In order that we achieve our goal of promoting resiliency and community within the family, we found it most effective to provide a service that would make a difference not only in the homes of those we serve, but also in our communities.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!! I have expertise in helping children, adolescents and adults recover from traumatic experiences/events in their lives. In order that we strive and move forward despite whatever obstacles we might face in life, we must instill the concept of RESILIENCY in our children, adolescents and adults. Resiliency teaches us to continue to move forward despite the obstacles we face. In order that we achieve our goal of promoting resiliency and community within the family, we found it most effective to provide a service that would make a difference not only in the homes of those we serve, but also in our communities.
(281) 394-0821 View (281) 394-0821
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Jinan Amra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
Do you feel insecure in relationships, like your emotions are controlling you instead of you controlling them? Are feelings of anxiety, anger or rejection keeping you from healthy connection? If you find yourself repeating the same harmful patterns, or having the same arguments over and over no matter how hard you try, then it’s time for a change! You know you deserve better than what you’re allowing yourself to have, and you’re ready to start creating new patterns in your life, you're just not quite sure how to get it, and that's where I can help.
Do you feel insecure in relationships, like your emotions are controlling you instead of you controlling them? Are feelings of anxiety, anger or rejection keeping you from healthy connection? If you find yourself repeating the same harmful patterns, or having the same arguments over and over no matter how hard you try, then it’s time for a change! You know you deserve better than what you’re allowing yourself to have, and you’re ready to start creating new patterns in your life, you're just not quite sure how to get it, and that's where I can help.
(281) 688-2854 View (281) 688-2854
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Lauren Jaggers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAS
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with individuals with ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. I have an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in Special Education and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I was a Special Education teacher for eight years. I have a younger brother with autism and have worked with people with autism for most of my life so I have personal and professional experience in this field.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with individuals with ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. I have an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in Special Education and a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I was a Special Education teacher for eight years. I have a younger brother with autism and have worked with people with autism for most of my life so I have personal and professional experience in this field.
(346) 637-4269 View (346) 637-4269
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Prosperity Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
Our passion is helping others to live their most authentic life. We have a dedicated, diverse, professional and compassionate team of 14 therapists to meet our clients individual needs.
Our passion is helping others to live their most authentic life. We have a dedicated, diverse, professional and compassionate team of 14 therapists to meet our clients individual needs.
(281) 374-1867 View (281) 374-1867
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Jana Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77450
My counseling services are dedicated to helping clients resolve family, marriage, relationship, trauma, addiction and depression issues. In a non-judgmental atmosphere filled with understanding and respect, I am passionate about helping clients begin the healing process and find their purpose. I feel strongly about empowering people to help them get control of their lives... whether they want to recover from abuse, move forward after the end of a relationship, conquer an addiction or find peace after a loss.
My counseling services are dedicated to helping clients resolve family, marriage, relationship, trauma, addiction and depression issues. In a non-judgmental atmosphere filled with understanding and respect, I am passionate about helping clients begin the healing process and find their purpose. I feel strongly about empowering people to help them get control of their lives... whether they want to recover from abuse, move forward after the end of a relationship, conquer an addiction or find peace after a loss.
(281) 601-1563 View (281) 601-1563
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Kris Kerlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
If you are dealing with a health issue that has changed your life or are caring for someone with cancer or a serious illness, you don't have to do it alone. Dealing with an illness is a whole person, whole family event and can be an emotional rollercoaster. Seeking professional support when your life is impacted by a health issue can reduce the stress and isolation of trying to figure out how to cope on your own. With more than twenty years of experience working in the cancer community and helping people facing illness, I can help you discover your path through this experience.
If you are dealing with a health issue that has changed your life or are caring for someone with cancer or a serious illness, you don't have to do it alone. Dealing with an illness is a whole person, whole family event and can be an emotional rollercoaster. Seeking professional support when your life is impacted by a health issue can reduce the stress and isolation of trying to figure out how to cope on your own. With more than twenty years of experience working in the cancer community and helping people facing illness, I can help you discover your path through this experience.
(281) 699-2833 View (281) 699-2833
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Yamilet Molina
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77450  (Online Only)
Are you tired of having a complicated relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Are you feeling suffocated by relentless thoughts that just won't quiet down? Or perhaps past traumas are casting a shadow on your relationship with yourself or others? Whether you're navigating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, body image challenges, or seeking support as an athlete managing sports performance, excessive exercise or self-esteem, you're not alone. I help folks obtain a healthier self-image, find peace and acceptance with their body and mind, and help them break free from unhealthy coping patterns to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you tired of having a complicated relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Are you feeling suffocated by relentless thoughts that just won't quiet down? Or perhaps past traumas are casting a shadow on your relationship with yourself or others? Whether you're navigating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, body image challenges, or seeking support as an athlete managing sports performance, excessive exercise or self-esteem, you're not alone. I help folks obtain a healthier self-image, find peace and acceptance with their body and mind, and help them break free from unhealthy coping patterns to live a more fulfilling life.
(361) 203-5421 View (361) 203-5421
Photo of Karah Lawshe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Katy, TX
Karah Lawshe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is meeting the individual needs of each client through a supportive and collaborative working relationship. I prefer a client-centered therapeutic approach, which puts the client first. I also adapt additional therapeutic theories and techniques best fit for the individual.
My approach to therapy is meeting the individual needs of each client through a supportive and collaborative working relationship. I prefer a client-centered therapeutic approach, which puts the client first. I also adapt additional therapeutic theories and techniques best fit for the individual.
(281) 761-6979 View (281) 761-6979
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Monica Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77449  (Online Only)
FULLY ONLINE PRACTICE ACCEPTING AGE 18+ (INDIVIDUALS): NOW is the time. If you’ve been struggling with an issue and wondering when you should take that next step to get help, the time is now. I obtained my Master’s in Education from the University of Houston-Victoria. Licensed in KS, TX, FL.
FULLY ONLINE PRACTICE ACCEPTING AGE 18+ (INDIVIDUALS): NOW is the time. If you’ve been struggling with an issue and wondering when you should take that next step to get help, the time is now. I obtained my Master’s in Education from the University of Houston-Victoria. Licensed in KS, TX, FL.
(409) 908-4639 View (409) 908-4639
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Adam Rahman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77449
As humans, we’re not always comfortable expressing our needs, owning our issues, or admitting that we have a problem. What you’re experiencing is what countless other individuals are facing as well. I know this because I see them in my office every day. Their stories are all unique; however, they share more in common than they know: burnout, shame, stress, guilt, fear and anger. Each of these has the potential to create permanent damage. In the past, you may have waited until your life was too big, too messy, or too complicated to manage before seeking help. In the meantime, your problems didn’t solve themselves.
As humans, we’re not always comfortable expressing our needs, owning our issues, or admitting that we have a problem. What you’re experiencing is what countless other individuals are facing as well. I know this because I see them in my office every day. Their stories are all unique; however, they share more in common than they know: burnout, shame, stress, guilt, fear and anger. Each of these has the potential to create permanent damage. In the past, you may have waited until your life was too big, too messy, or too complicated to manage before seeking help. In the meantime, your problems didn’t solve themselves.
(281) 393-4844 View (281) 393-4844
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Vanessa Peralta
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77450
I believe that each person is the expert of their own lived experiences and it is my hope to help empower others to conquer any obstacle that may come their way. I value and deeply respect that each individual I come across is unique and I hope to meet each of my client’s where they are at and collaborate in a way that is meaningful and helpful in attaining their personal therapeutic goals. I feel that everyone that I will come across deserves unconditional acceptance, regardless of their personal circumstances.
I believe that each person is the expert of their own lived experiences and it is my hope to help empower others to conquer any obstacle that may come their way. I value and deeply respect that each individual I come across is unique and I hope to meet each of my client’s where they are at and collaborate in a way that is meaningful and helpful in attaining their personal therapeutic goals. I feel that everyone that I will come across deserves unconditional acceptance, regardless of their personal circumstances.
(832) 621-3095 View (832) 621-3095
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Natika Johnson | Black Female Therapist Texas And Florida
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77449  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed with anxiety? Exhausted and depressed? Relationship stuck in a negative cycle? It's no coincidence that you found me! I specialize in helping high-achieving Black women and couples get unstuck, navigate through life challenges, transform their relationships, and accomplish their goals individually and collectively. You deserve healing, peace, and healthy relationships. You want to stop merely existing and start living. Ready to reclaim your power? I am here for YOU! Click "my website" to learn how you can book an individual or couples therapy session today.
Overwhelmed with anxiety? Exhausted and depressed? Relationship stuck in a negative cycle? It's no coincidence that you found me! I specialize in helping high-achieving Black women and couples get unstuck, navigate through life challenges, transform their relationships, and accomplish their goals individually and collectively. You deserve healing, peace, and healthy relationships. You want to stop merely existing and start living. Ready to reclaim your power? I am here for YOU! Click "my website" to learn how you can book an individual or couples therapy session today.
(281) 609-3737 View (281) 609-3737
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Rebekah Shaulis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77450
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with eleven years of clinical experience. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual and group settings. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include ADHD, Coping Skills, Grief, Trauma, PTSD, and Relationship Issues. My counseling style combines Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Trauma Focused therapies. I have always felt called to be a healer, and I believe that it is vital to find the root of problems for clients to heal fully and continue to make progress.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with eleven years of clinical experience. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual and group settings. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include ADHD, Coping Skills, Grief, Trauma, PTSD, and Relationship Issues. My counseling style combines Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Processing (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Trauma Focused therapies. I have always felt called to be a healer, and I believe that it is vital to find the root of problems for clients to heal fully and continue to make progress.
(832) 501-3037 View (832) 501-3037
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M Watson Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494
Are your problems keeping you up at night? Are you finding it difficult to focus at work or to engage at home with your family and friends? Have you lost the joy in your life? You are so brave to consider that therapy could help! You can learn relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and journaling to help you rest at night. Goal setting along with a change in mindset will help you to accomplish the outcomes that you desire. You can learn to accept your life the way it is currently while continuing to work on improving yourself. You can find joy in your life once again! It's time for you to put yourself first!
Are your problems keeping you up at night? Are you finding it difficult to focus at work or to engage at home with your family and friends? Have you lost the joy in your life? You are so brave to consider that therapy could help! You can learn relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and journaling to help you rest at night. Goal setting along with a change in mindset will help you to accomplish the outcomes that you desire. You can learn to accept your life the way it is currently while continuing to work on improving yourself. You can find joy in your life once again! It's time for you to put yourself first!
(254) 938-8162 View (254) 938-8162
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Kelsee Melton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77493
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave your child, your family, or yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and/or uncertain. We all experience times when extra support is needed. Finding the right counselor is an important step on the journey to emotional wellness and personal growth. I believe my role is to help your family find strength and solutions by creating a safe, accepting environment where we work together to explore problems, identify skills, and gain new insight. Together, we work to restore balance in your family's lives and gain personal acceptance.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave your child, your family, or yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and/or uncertain. We all experience times when extra support is needed. Finding the right counselor is an important step on the journey to emotional wellness and personal growth. I believe my role is to help your family find strength and solutions by creating a safe, accepting environment where we work together to explore problems, identify skills, and gain new insight. Together, we work to restore balance in your family's lives and gain personal acceptance.
(832) 965-0398 View (832) 965-0398
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Susan Brunson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katy, TX 77494  (Online Only)
I do Teletherapy (computer or phone) Only & serve all of Alabama and Texas. I specialize in helping people heal from trauma. I provide advanced therapy that works on deep issues with efficacy. Experienced with Boy Scout sexual abuse, priest/clergy sexual abuse, survivors of child trafficking, incest, physical & emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, chronic bullying. Natural disasters. Military PTSD, First Responders. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Grief, PostPartum issues.
I do Teletherapy (computer or phone) Only & serve all of Alabama and Texas. I specialize in helping people heal from trauma. I provide advanced therapy that works on deep issues with efficacy. Experienced with Boy Scout sexual abuse, priest/clergy sexual abuse, survivors of child trafficking, incest, physical & emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, chronic bullying. Natural disasters. Military PTSD, First Responders. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Grief, PostPartum issues.
(346) 201-5818 View (346) 201-5818

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Katy, TX

700+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Katy, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Katy, TX see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Katy?

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.