Therapists in Sunset Valley, TX

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Marina Solis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You have taken a wonderful first step to figuring out what brings you joy, understanding, hope, and healing. Therapy is a safe space to hold hope. Hope for relief from what life brings you and at times is overwhelming…and hope that you can be heard and validated. My view of counseling is that each client and their story is unique and deserves a collaborative, person-centered approach. My therapeutic approach is based on attachment theory, Gottman Method couple's therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, family therapy models, and trauma modalities such as cognitive processing therapy.
You have taken a wonderful first step to figuring out what brings you joy, understanding, hope, and healing. Therapy is a safe space to hold hope. Hope for relief from what life brings you and at times is overwhelming…and hope that you can be heard and validated. My view of counseling is that each client and their story is unique and deserves a collaborative, person-centered approach. My therapeutic approach is based on attachment theory, Gottman Method couple's therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, family therapy models, and trauma modalities such as cognitive processing therapy.
(512) 686-2627 View (512) 686-2627
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Becky Read Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735  (Online Only)
Has your life taken an unexpected turn? Do the circumstances you face feel frightening or overwhelming? Are you managing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety? Life demands change from all of us. Therapy can be helpful as we move through life's transitions. I work with issues that arise from our significant relationships, our career, and the general issues of grief and loss that inevitably arise over the course of life. If you are considering therapy for yourself or your family members, I hope you will feel free to call.
Has your life taken an unexpected turn? Do the circumstances you face feel frightening or overwhelming? Are you managing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety? Life demands change from all of us. Therapy can be helpful as we move through life's transitions. I work with issues that arise from our significant relationships, our career, and the general issues of grief and loss that inevitably arise over the course of life. If you are considering therapy for yourself or your family members, I hope you will feel free to call.
(512) 899-3933 View (512) 899-3933
JoAnn Ponder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
(512) 496-8244 View (512) 496-8244
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Mary H Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I am experienced and skilled in working with clients who have chemical dependency, codependency, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, trauma, and/or relationship issues. I see individuals and couples. I also work with parents of adolescents and offer family therapy sessions. I am excited about the good results that can be achieved with EMDR and EFT. Reducing the level of emotional disturbance, can clear the way for problem solving and healing.
I am experienced and skilled in working with clients who have chemical dependency, codependency, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, trauma, and/or relationship issues. I see individuals and couples. I also work with parents of adolescents and offer family therapy sessions. I am excited about the good results that can be achieved with EMDR and EFT. Reducing the level of emotional disturbance, can clear the way for problem solving and healing.
(361) 437-0924 View (361) 437-0924
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Kevin A Fall
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Changing anything in life can feel like a struggle and seeking help is an important part of the process. During my time as counselor, I have had the privilege to collaborate with adults, adolescents, couples and families as they courageously embark on the pathway to change. I value working with my clients to gain awareness of the patterns in life and finding ways of adjusting them to meet current needs. Whether you are feeling stuck or completely lost, counseling can be a great tool for change. I look forward to working with you.
Changing anything in life can feel like a struggle and seeking help is an important part of the process. During my time as counselor, I have had the privilege to collaborate with adults, adolescents, couples and families as they courageously embark on the pathway to change. I value working with my clients to gain awareness of the patterns in life and finding ways of adjusting them to meet current needs. Whether you are feeling stuck or completely lost, counseling can be a great tool for change. I look forward to working with you.
(512) 649-0007 View (512) 649-0007
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Jennifer Spradley Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I believe that we all have the strengths necessary to shift thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to meet our full potential, and I enjoy helping people on their journey of self-awareness, healing, and empowerment. I approach therapy with compassion and great respect for my clients, and am able to help people identify and access their personal strengths necessary to overcome challenges so that they can live a more satisfying life.
I believe that we all have the strengths necessary to shift thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to meet our full potential, and I enjoy helping people on their journey of self-awareness, healing, and empowerment. I approach therapy with compassion and great respect for my clients, and am able to help people identify and access their personal strengths necessary to overcome challenges so that they can live a more satisfying life.
(512) 523-5696 View (512) 523-5696
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Leslie Larson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I believe therapy is a process helps people to fully participate in their lives. I use several therapeutic styles and a collaborative approach. Together, we identify "the problem," then explore obstacles that block the process. The goal is wholeness and healing and you, as the client, decide what that looks like. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success ---- as the client defines "success." I also believe that even in the most dire of circumstances, we can find joy, hope and even laughter. I enjoy playing a part in that with my clients.
I believe therapy is a process helps people to fully participate in their lives. I use several therapeutic styles and a collaborative approach. Together, we identify "the problem," then explore obstacles that block the process. The goal is wholeness and healing and you, as the client, decide what that looks like. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success ---- as the client defines "success." I also believe that even in the most dire of circumstances, we can find joy, hope and even laughter. I enjoy playing a part in that with my clients.
(512) 540-5595 View (512) 540-5595
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Sydney Paver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas, providing psychotherapy for individuals and couples who present with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, chronic illness, and grief. Most people seek psychotherapy when they are in emotional distress. Therapy is a helpful and supportive path to self-understanding and self-acceptance. Through the therapeutic process, hurtful and confusing feelings are identified and resolved through safe, guided discussions.
I am a licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas, providing psychotherapy for individuals and couples who present with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, chronic illness, and grief. Most people seek psychotherapy when they are in emotional distress. Therapy is a helpful and supportive path to self-understanding and self-acceptance. Through the therapeutic process, hurtful and confusing feelings are identified and resolved through safe, guided discussions.
(361) 444-2469 View (361) 444-2469
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Anne Delisle Dorman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
(512) 309-0915 View (512) 309-0915
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De Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
(512) 649-0444 View (512) 649-0444
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Nancy Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735  (Online Only)
Feeling fatigued or burnt out by the demands of your clinical practice? Good clinical supervision can help you create an expansive clinical practice, one that challenges you to grow while honoring the skills you enjoy using in your work. I'm a psychodynamically-trained social worker who specializes in clinical supervision and consultation, in both group and individual formats. I approach my work with compassion and a large dose of humor, engaging deeply with other clinicians to explore the possibilities of a richer work life, more aligned with their core values.
Feeling fatigued or burnt out by the demands of your clinical practice? Good clinical supervision can help you create an expansive clinical practice, one that challenges you to grow while honoring the skills you enjoy using in your work. I'm a psychodynamically-trained social worker who specializes in clinical supervision and consultation, in both group and individual formats. I approach my work with compassion and a large dose of humor, engaging deeply with other clinicians to explore the possibilities of a richer work life, more aligned with their core values.
(512) 580-8918 View (512) 580-8918
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Hill Country Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great marriage and life. You’re accomplished, always loving to each other and close with friends and family. But on the inside, you have never felt so alone. Over the years you have tried to rationalize, fix, and excuse your relationship growing apart, yet it is disheartening. Something just does not feel right anymore, and you begin to realize you feel like you have a roommate rather than a partnership. Maintaining a fulfilling and loving relationship can be a challenge in today's fast paced environment.
As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great marriage and life. You’re accomplished, always loving to each other and close with friends and family. But on the inside, you have never felt so alone. Over the years you have tried to rationalize, fix, and excuse your relationship growing apart, yet it is disheartening. Something just does not feel right anymore, and you begin to realize you feel like you have a roommate rather than a partnership. Maintaining a fulfilling and loving relationship can be a challenge in today's fast paced environment.
(512) 649-0090 View (512) 649-0090
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Worth Kilcrease
Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and am dedicated to counseling those who are suffering mental, emotional, social, moral, and spiritual pain related to death, dying, and bereavement. I provide bereavement counseling to adults suffering the loss of a parent, spouse/partner, sibling, child, or unborn baby. I have led bereavement groups for Hospice Austin, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, the South Texas ALS Association, and the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. I am thoroughly familiar with the mourning and dying processes and the stresses of being a caregiver.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and am dedicated to counseling those who are suffering mental, emotional, social, moral, and spiritual pain related to death, dying, and bereavement. I provide bereavement counseling to adults suffering the loss of a parent, spouse/partner, sibling, child, or unborn baby. I have led bereavement groups for Hospice Austin, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, the South Texas ALS Association, and the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. I am thoroughly familiar with the mourning and dying processes and the stresses of being a caregiver.
(512) 649-9111 View (512) 649-9111
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Robert M Seidel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
I am an Honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with over 30 years experience helping people overcome anxiety & depression, resolve conflicts, deal with past hurts & traumas, improve communication and self esteem, and increase the quality of their relationships, as well as their work or school performance, in order that they may lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I also recently completed training to become a state-licensed, Clinical Social Work Supervisor for newly-graduated clinicians-in-training.
I am an Honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with over 30 years experience helping people overcome anxiety & depression, resolve conflicts, deal with past hurts & traumas, improve communication and self esteem, and increase the quality of their relationships, as well as their work or school performance, in order that they may lead happier and more fulfilling lives. I also recently completed training to become a state-licensed, Clinical Social Work Supervisor for newly-graduated clinicians-in-training.
(512) 957-2693 View (512) 957-2693
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Christine Winston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
With an eye toward your past but with feet firmly in the present, I help people make sense of what they've tried sort it out on your own. You may have asked, what else can I do for myself, for my relationship? Reaching out for help can be scary, but it can be a major step toward feeling more satisfied with you life.
With an eye toward your past but with feet firmly in the present, I help people make sense of what they've tried sort it out on your own. You may have asked, what else can I do for myself, for my relationship? Reaching out for help can be scary, but it can be a major step toward feeling more satisfied with you life.
(512) 649-0080 View (512) 649-0080
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Rachel Gunner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Psychotherapy is an art and a science. The art is the use of oneself combining the intuitive sense; the naturalness in expressing comfort and caring; the ability to relate to all people; and the comfort in self-disclosure. The science is the skills and techniques we learn and the knowing what techniques will be helpful in moving clients beyond their walls towards a healthier life Please go to my website at http://www.rachelgunner.com to read my philosophy about psychotherapy, coaching and mediation.
Psychotherapy is an art and a science. The art is the use of oneself combining the intuitive sense; the naturalness in expressing comfort and caring; the ability to relate to all people; and the comfort in self-disclosure. The science is the skills and techniques we learn and the knowing what techniques will be helpful in moving clients beyond their walls towards a healthier life Please go to my website at http://www.rachelgunner.com to read my philosophy about psychotherapy, coaching and mediation.
(512) 337-4480 View (512) 337-4480
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Nancy Willbern
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Valley, TX 78735  (Online Only)
'Ring the bells that still can ring; forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; it's how the light gets in.' (Leonard Cohen) When clients come in with cracks in their lives, I am committed to pointing towards the light. I love my job. Although I am educated and experienced in classical psychotherapeutic theory and practice, I have a spiritual foundation to my work. I encourage my clients to connect to an inner, Loving Wisdom -- and I am committed to doing the same. It is through that connection that we both are healed.
'Ring the bells that still can ring; forget your perfect offering; there is a crack in everything; it's how the light gets in.' (Leonard Cohen) When clients come in with cracks in their lives, I am committed to pointing towards the light. I love my job. Although I am educated and experienced in classical psychotherapeutic theory and practice, I have a spiritual foundation to my work. I encourage my clients to connect to an inner, Loving Wisdom -- and I am committed to doing the same. It is through that connection that we both are healed.
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Janis Claflin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Janis Claflin is a psychotherapist in a private practice. Her practice includes individual, family and group therapy, grief and loss, business consulting, mediation, executive coaching and wealth counseling. She has over 30 years experience. Janis is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also the founder of several non-profit organizations.
Janis Claflin is a psychotherapist in a private practice. Her practice includes individual, family and group therapy, grief and loss, business consulting, mediation, executive coaching and wealth counseling. She has over 30 years experience. Janis is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also the founder of several non-profit organizations.
(512) 920-5484 View (512) 920-5484
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Anna Graybeal
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, SEP
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I establish a strong alliance with my clients through empathy and respect and work collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. Other areas of my expertise include parenting, divorce, health problems such as illness and chronic pain, grief and loss, trauma, substance abuse, low self-esteem and identity issues.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I establish a strong alliance with my clients through empathy and respect and work collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. Other areas of my expertise include parenting, divorce, health problems such as illness and chronic pain, grief and loss, trauma, substance abuse, low self-esteem and identity issues.
(512) 540-5328 View (512) 540-5328
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Ron J. Artis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Change in our lives is inevitable. The transition periods between times of stability in our lives are more common then we often care to admit. These transitions can trigger stress, anxiety, depression and other current and long standing psychological issues. I started my clinical practice in 1989 in Austin, Texas and specialize in helping adult individuals and couples who are experiencing transitions due to significant changes occurring in their lives.
Change in our lives is inevitable. The transition periods between times of stability in our lives are more common then we often care to admit. These transitions can trigger stress, anxiety, depression and other current and long standing psychological issues. I started my clinical practice in 1989 in Austin, Texas and specialize in helping adult individuals and couples who are experiencing transitions due to significant changes occurring in their lives.
(512) 262-9603 View (512) 262-9603

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Number of Therapists in Sunset Valley, TX

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sunset Valley, TX who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Parenting
60% Divorce

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Sunset Valley, TX see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sunset Valley?

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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.