Therapists in Bellingham, WA

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Photo of Pamela Fuller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellingham, WA
Pamela Fuller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Every parent dreams of raising their children in ways that enable them to not only survive, but to thrive. As life unfolds, parents may encounter personal difficulties, or problems related to their children, that compromise their ability to provide consistent, responsive care. They may then be susceptible to feelings of overwhelm and discouragement. I offer families a compassionate, collaborative, strength-based therapeutic approach. I respectfully join with them in the belief that "We are in this together, and together, we will find our way through."
Every parent dreams of raising their children in ways that enable them to not only survive, but to thrive. As life unfolds, parents may encounter personal difficulties, or problems related to their children, that compromise their ability to provide consistent, responsive care. They may then be susceptible to feelings of overwhelm and discouragement. I offer families a compassionate, collaborative, strength-based therapeutic approach. I respectfully join with them in the belief that "We are in this together, and together, we will find our way through."
(360) 328-7651 View (360) 328-7651
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Melissa Claire FitzGerald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
The clients I seek to work with are couples, families, and adult individuals who are open to the challenging process of personal growth. People who seek to deepen connections, expand knowledge beyond what you think you know, and have the capacity for curiosity. Clients who seek to experience emotions authentically in the therapy setting and between sessions make the most progress and live more satisfying and peaceful lives. I am a Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
The clients I seek to work with are couples, families, and adult individuals who are open to the challenging process of personal growth. People who seek to deepen connections, expand knowledge beyond what you think you know, and have the capacity for curiosity. Clients who seek to experience emotions authentically in the therapy setting and between sessions make the most progress and live more satisfying and peaceful lives. I am a Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(360) 516-4450 View (360) 516-4450
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Susan Fee
Counselor, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everybody has a story. Authentic life stories provide a clear sense of purpose, direction, and meaning. But, when struggling, your story can be confusing and painful. Inauthentic stories can lead you down a path of damaged relationships, poor self care, and risky behavior. You can't always change the circumstances or the characters, but you can always change your role and personal narrative. If you're ready for a new chapter, I'm ready to help.
Everybody has a story. Authentic life stories provide a clear sense of purpose, direction, and meaning. But, when struggling, your story can be confusing and painful. Inauthentic stories can lead you down a path of damaged relationships, poor self care, and risky behavior. You can't always change the circumstances or the characters, but you can always change your role and personal narrative. If you're ready for a new chapter, I'm ready to help.
(425) 310-4289 View (425) 310-4289
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Alisha Schafer
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Accepting New Clients... Life can take us on an unexpected journey. Sometimes, that leaves us feeling out of control and overwhelmed. Do you find yourself wishing things could get “back to normal”? Feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression are normal when we’ve experienced trauma, loss, or even a major life transition, but difficult experiences don’t define who we are. I have worked with children and families in a variety of settings and have several years of experience working with children who have experienced trauma. I believe that healing is possible.
Accepting New Clients... Life can take us on an unexpected journey. Sometimes, that leaves us feeling out of control and overwhelmed. Do you find yourself wishing things could get “back to normal”? Feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression are normal when we’ve experienced trauma, loss, or even a major life transition, but difficult experiences don’t define who we are. I have worked with children and families in a variety of settings and have several years of experience working with children who have experienced trauma. I believe that healing is possible.
(360) 347-9864 View (360) 347-9864
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Daniel Masler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98226  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people make sense of their lives in complicated times. I am an actively involved psychotherapist. I believe in developing a strongly collaborative relationship. With mutual curiosity, we can explore meaningful ways to find relief and make lasting, positive changes. I do psychotherapy with children, teens, families, and adults in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and in Japanese. I also do psychological evaluations for Attention Deficit Disorder.
I am passionate about helping people make sense of their lives in complicated times. I am an actively involved psychotherapist. I believe in developing a strongly collaborative relationship. With mutual curiosity, we can explore meaningful ways to find relief and make lasting, positive changes. I do psychotherapy with children, teens, families, and adults in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and in Japanese. I also do psychological evaluations for Attention Deficit Disorder.
(206) 460-1404 View (206) 460-1404
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Catherine Hylen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229  (Online Only)
It is possible to feel more at home in your life, more at ease in your body, and more fulfilled in your relationships. We all have the ability to heal with the right support. Even the most difficult experience can be a guide into a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive. I work with female and gender diverse clients facing a variety of issues in life. These issues include: unresolved past trauma/abuse, difficulty managing emotions/feeling okay in the world, relationship challenges, questioning identity, and navigating life transitions.
It is possible to feel more at home in your life, more at ease in your body, and more fulfilled in your relationships. We all have the ability to heal with the right support. Even the most difficult experience can be a guide into a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive. I work with female and gender diverse clients facing a variety of issues in life. These issues include: unresolved past trauma/abuse, difficulty managing emotions/feeling okay in the world, relationship challenges, questioning identity, and navigating life transitions.
(360) 230-7953 View (360) 230-7953
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Samantha Grace Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I entered the profession of counseling because I believe, despite the worst circumstances experienced in life, people can find hope. Maybe you have found yourself or your child struggling through a difficult experience such as a loss or a trauma and you need someone to come alongside as you learn to live again. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, hopelessness, or shame and are not able to manage this on your own. Maybe you struggle with an eating disorder or an addiction of some sort and have been unable to overcome this by yourself. I am here to help.
I entered the profession of counseling because I believe, despite the worst circumstances experienced in life, people can find hope. Maybe you have found yourself or your child struggling through a difficult experience such as a loss or a trauma and you need someone to come alongside as you learn to live again. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, hopelessness, or shame and are not able to manage this on your own. Maybe you struggle with an eating disorder or an addiction of some sort and have been unable to overcome this by yourself. I am here to help.
(360) 657-9897 View (360) 657-9897
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Virginia A Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When you invest time in yourself amazing insights and change can occur. Sometimes all it takes is sitting down with an objective person to share what you've been going through. The best part of my job is getting to be that person for my clients! I work with women with a range of challenges from depression and anxiety to substance use issues, self esteem/body image challenges, pre/postpartum challenges, and grief/loss.
When you invest time in yourself amazing insights and change can occur. Sometimes all it takes is sitting down with an objective person to share what you've been going through. The best part of my job is getting to be that person for my clients! I work with women with a range of challenges from depression and anxiety to substance use issues, self esteem/body image challenges, pre/postpartum challenges, and grief/loss.
(206) 823-2275 View (206) 823-2275
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Angelo Paul Avila
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! I'm poly-informed, trauma-informed, and open to working with clients ages 13 and up. I have diverse experience working with adults of many populations, as well as minors as young as 5 years old. I specialize in work related to attachment, trauma, grief, sexuality, depression, and anxiety. If you're someone who's just getting started learning about your journey towards personal growth, or if you're interested in taking your awareness deeper than you have previously, I have tools and training that can help you start moving in the direction you want to go.
Now accepting new clients! I'm poly-informed, trauma-informed, and open to working with clients ages 13 and up. I have diverse experience working with adults of many populations, as well as minors as young as 5 years old. I specialize in work related to attachment, trauma, grief, sexuality, depression, and anxiety. If you're someone who's just getting started learning about your journey towards personal growth, or if you're interested in taking your awareness deeper than you have previously, I have tools and training that can help you start moving in the direction you want to go.
(360) 743-3120 View (360) 743-3120
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Caitlin Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, CCLS, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
Resilience: “The capacity of a person to maintain their core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances.” Resilience, at its core, relates to the process of adapting to challenging circumstances. Adaptation does not necessarily mean letting go of past experiences, challenges, or losses, but rather the act of learning to live with pain in a manner that allows you to survive. In seeking support, you are doing just that. Welcome to Resilience Counseling, PLLC.
Resilience: “The capacity of a person to maintain their core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances.” Resilience, at its core, relates to the process of adapting to challenging circumstances. Adaptation does not necessarily mean letting go of past experiences, challenges, or losses, but rather the act of learning to live with pain in a manner that allows you to survive. In seeking support, you are doing just that. Welcome to Resilience Counseling, PLLC.
(360) 318-7358 View (360) 318-7358
Emma Jane Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
As a teacher and therapist, I have spent my working life supporting people in finding growth and fulfillment by helping them to enhance their skills, or to learn new ones. Early on, I realized that I have a talent for motivating, empowering, encouraging, supporting, and guiding others to realize their personal visions for living the best life possible. The threads that run through the tapestry of my life's work are encouraging creativity, resourcefulness, empathy, flexibility, loving-kindness, humor, adventure, authenticity, hard work, embracing change, problem-solving, courage, and enthusiasm.
As a teacher and therapist, I have spent my working life supporting people in finding growth and fulfillment by helping them to enhance their skills, or to learn new ones. Early on, I realized that I have a talent for motivating, empowering, encouraging, supporting, and guiding others to realize their personal visions for living the best life possible. The threads that run through the tapestry of my life's work are encouraging creativity, resourcefulness, empathy, flexibility, loving-kindness, humor, adventure, authenticity, hard work, embracing change, problem-solving, courage, and enthusiasm.
(360) 329-2055 x801 View (360) 329-2055 x801
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Jeremy Pyke
MSN, ARNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Many of us see our own upbringing as “it wasn’t that bad.” And yet our current choices and reactions reflect back to us patterns of deep wounding. Generational trauma, family shame, parental caretaking, and distorted expectations all have deep impacts on our journey to discovering and living our true self. Black Sheep Healing works with people who realize that there can be another way. This is for people who are having a human response to an inhumane world.
Many of us see our own upbringing as “it wasn’t that bad.” And yet our current choices and reactions reflect back to us patterns of deep wounding. Generational trauma, family shame, parental caretaking, and distorted expectations all have deep impacts on our journey to discovering and living our true self. Black Sheep Healing works with people who realize that there can be another way. This is for people who are having a human response to an inhumane world.
(360) 800-1425 View (360) 800-1425
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Carlotta Byington
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I work with individuals experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I work with individuals experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
(408) 758-1424 View (408) 758-1424
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Tara Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I am currently accepting new clients residing in Washington and Oregon via telehealth. My desire for you is to be more connected to yourself and others in a way that feels meaningful. I believe in the innate wisdom we all hold within our hearts as the guiding force that can lead us to a place of deep healing. This wisdom has often been clouded by experiences we have had growing up, systemic oppression, and wounds in relationships. I am here with you in your exploration and am committed to providing a safe place to land to explore the darkest and brightest corners of ourselves.
Welcome. I am currently accepting new clients residing in Washington and Oregon via telehealth. My desire for you is to be more connected to yourself and others in a way that feels meaningful. I believe in the innate wisdom we all hold within our hearts as the guiding force that can lead us to a place of deep healing. This wisdom has often been clouded by experiences we have had growing up, systemic oppression, and wounds in relationships. I am here with you in your exploration and am committed to providing a safe place to land to explore the darkest and brightest corners of ourselves.
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Margaret M. Shull
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
The human experience presents opportunities, obstacles and constant change. Oftentimes, the challenges we face feel overwhelming and prevent us from seeing the possibility for growth, while the pace of living interferes with our ability to stay focused on the present moment where creative possibility abides. The distractions we all use to keep us from pain do not serve us anymore, but we are left wondering how to live without them. Navigating challenge and finding new possibility are sometimes difficult to accomplish on our own.
The human experience presents opportunities, obstacles and constant change. Oftentimes, the challenges we face feel overwhelming and prevent us from seeing the possibility for growth, while the pace of living interferes with our ability to stay focused on the present moment where creative possibility abides. The distractions we all use to keep us from pain do not serve us anymore, but we are left wondering how to live without them. Navigating challenge and finding new possibility are sometimes difficult to accomplish on our own.
(360) 226-7109 View (360) 226-7109
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Cheiron S McMahill
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
I am accepting individuals ages 18 to 100 for psychotherapy, currently via video/telehealth. I excel in supporting clients with complex trauma, attachment wounds, grief, loss, adjustment, depression, anxiety, and identity issues. I work best with clients who are open to exploring their emotions, embracing both laughter and tears, engaging in meaningful conversations, and delving deep within to gain self-understanding and valuable insights.
I am accepting individuals ages 18 to 100 for psychotherapy, currently via video/telehealth. I excel in supporting clients with complex trauma, attachment wounds, grief, loss, adjustment, depression, anxiety, and identity issues. I work best with clients who are open to exploring their emotions, embracing both laughter and tears, engaging in meaningful conversations, and delving deep within to gain self-understanding and valuable insights.
(509) 519-1650 View (509) 519-1650
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Jamie Paxton
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I work therapeutically with a wide range of ages starting at age 4 up through adults. I have experience working with children and adolescents in variety of settings including in schools, in crisis and hospital settings, and in outpatient services. With adults I provide a welcoming and nonjudgmental space to explore together your story and examine what themes emerge. I work with a wide range of issues, often seeking to look underneath the surface to help work with the underlying psychological pain that may be causing a disruption such as anxiety, depression, unwanted behaviors, or relational conflict.
I work therapeutically with a wide range of ages starting at age 4 up through adults. I have experience working with children and adolescents in variety of settings including in schools, in crisis and hospital settings, and in outpatient services. With adults I provide a welcoming and nonjudgmental space to explore together your story and examine what themes emerge. I work with a wide range of issues, often seeking to look underneath the surface to help work with the underlying psychological pain that may be causing a disruption such as anxiety, depression, unwanted behaviors, or relational conflict.
(360) 526-0140 View (360) 526-0140
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Jessi Geier
Counselor, MACP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps everything seems fine on the outside to others…you are able to do what you need to do (on most days), but on the inside you feel overwhelmed, worried, and tired. Perhaps you oscillate between thinking over and over about things, your relationships, what’s next in life...to just shutting down and feeling sad or numb. Some days you don’t even know what’s wrong, it may seem like a lot of little things, and there may be so many opinions inside your head that you can’t even hear your own anymore. Do you wish that you knew how to listen to yourself and trust what you hear?
Perhaps everything seems fine on the outside to others…you are able to do what you need to do (on most days), but on the inside you feel overwhelmed, worried, and tired. Perhaps you oscillate between thinking over and over about things, your relationships, what’s next in life...to just shutting down and feeling sad or numb. Some days you don’t even know what’s wrong, it may seem like a lot of little things, and there may be so many opinions inside your head that you can’t even hear your own anymore. Do you wish that you knew how to listen to yourself and trust what you hear?
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Sarah K Saxvik
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98229
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy my work as a psychotherapist even more today then I did when I started over 20 years ago. There is so much power and insight that comes from a truly authentic relationship between therapist and client. You, the client, can then take what is learned in the safety of the therapeutic relationship out into the world full of Other relationships and feel equipped to navigate them in a way that is aligned with who you are. Whether it's your self as a mother, daughter, brother, or son, there is meaning to unfold in everything you do.
I enjoy my work as a psychotherapist even more today then I did when I started over 20 years ago. There is so much power and insight that comes from a truly authentic relationship between therapist and client. You, the client, can then take what is learned in the safety of the therapeutic relationship out into the world full of Other relationships and feel equipped to navigate them in a way that is aligned with who you are. Whether it's your self as a mother, daughter, brother, or son, there is meaning to unfold in everything you do.
(360) 795-5306 View (360) 795-5306
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Jessica Irwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98229
I am passionate about working with adults with a history of trauma, especially those with childhood trauma and ongoing stressors. Your story matters, and I am here to listen and partner alongside you as you discover meaning and healing in your journey. I frequently employ a trauma-informed, person-centered approach as these modalities inspire empathy, understanding, and safety in the therapeutic relationship. You are the expert of your own life, so our work together will involve collaborating and promoting your health, healing, and unique treatment preferences.
I am passionate about working with adults with a history of trauma, especially those with childhood trauma and ongoing stressors. Your story matters, and I am here to listen and partner alongside you as you discover meaning and healing in your journey. I frequently employ a trauma-informed, person-centered approach as these modalities inspire empathy, understanding, and safety in the therapeutic relationship. You are the expert of your own life, so our work together will involve collaborating and promoting your health, healing, and unique treatment preferences.
(360) 777-7448 View (360) 777-7448

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bellingham, WA

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bellingham, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Premera
64% Aetna
61% Regence

How Therapists in Bellingham, WA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
18% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bellingham?

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.