Therapists in East Wenatchee, WA

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Heather M Kniffen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
As we enter the later stages of our lives or struggle with complex medical issues, we can face some difficult issues. Life, as we have known it, can change in difficult ways. We may be experiencing losses including independence, loved ones, financial insecurity and other challenges. You may feel overwhelmed and isolated in your struggles. Sadness, anxiety and despair can set in. You are not alone! I help to navigate the hardships and focus on renewing hope, purpose and joy. I work with you to feel heard and understood. We will find solutions together and work to restore your quality of life.
As we enter the later stages of our lives or struggle with complex medical issues, we can face some difficult issues. Life, as we have known it, can change in difficult ways. We may be experiencing losses including independence, loved ones, financial insecurity and other challenges. You may feel overwhelmed and isolated in your struggles. Sadness, anxiety and despair can set in. You are not alone! I help to navigate the hardships and focus on renewing hope, purpose and joy. I work with you to feel heard and understood. We will find solutions together and work to restore your quality of life.
(509) 424-5830 View (509) 424-5830
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John Odell Steward Jr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Hello, I am Dr. Stew. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and available to assist other MFTs in the pursuit of this designation. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2011. I am actively looking for Marriage and Family Therapy Associates in need of supervision in Washington State.
Hello, I am Dr. Stew. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and available to assist other MFTs in the pursuit of this designation. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2011. I am actively looking for Marriage and Family Therapy Associates in need of supervision in Washington State.
(509) 740-3948 View (509) 740-3948
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Valley Counseling LLC
Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA, M Ed
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802  (Online Only)
It would be a great pleasure to partner with you to work through whatever it is you are facing. Counseling is so valuable and it can make a huge difference in the moment and for years to come. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone. Finding the right counselor can be challenging, but I am glad you are giving it a try. If it is your first time or you are returning to counseling, Welcome I am glad you are here.
It would be a great pleasure to partner with you to work through whatever it is you are facing. Counseling is so valuable and it can make a huge difference in the moment and for years to come. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone. Finding the right counselor can be challenging, but I am glad you are giving it a try. If it is your first time or you are returning to counseling, Welcome I am glad you are here.
(509) 401-8313 View (509) 401-8313
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Alexandrea Orozco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802  (Online Only)
I am licensed therapist in Washington with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief, trauma & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am licensed therapist in Washington with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief, trauma & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(509) 282-5813 View (509) 282-5813
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Robin Greenfield
Counselor, LMHC, MS, MHP
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802  (Online Only)
I offer telehealth Mental Health Counseling Services. If you have the internet and a computer or smart phone, we can have video sessions. Perhaps you are feeling that you need to start seeing a counselor, but have had barriers such as: you live in a rural area, have transportation issues, childcare problems, a chronic illness, time constraints, etc. I offer traditional counseling services, but from the comfort of your home or other safe space. Sometimes just getting to a counseling office can be difficult: and I am looking forward to bringing my counseling services to you.
I offer telehealth Mental Health Counseling Services. If you have the internet and a computer or smart phone, we can have video sessions. Perhaps you are feeling that you need to start seeing a counselor, but have had barriers such as: you live in a rural area, have transportation issues, childcare problems, a chronic illness, time constraints, etc. I offer traditional counseling services, but from the comfort of your home or other safe space. Sometimes just getting to a counseling office can be difficult: and I am looking forward to bringing my counseling services to you.
(509) 402-2263 View (509) 402-2263
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Candis Terry
MA, MHP, LMHCA
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step into your personal growth. Is life causing you undo stress that seems overwhelming? Are there things that you can identify about your life that you would like to change or work on? I believe that throughout life we all need some assistance in some way. I am thankful for being able to provide that assistance for those in need. I am here to walk with you on your journey to personal growth. Contact me today to start getting the help you need and deserve.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step into your personal growth. Is life causing you undo stress that seems overwhelming? Are there things that you can identify about your life that you would like to change or work on? I believe that throughout life we all need some assistance in some way. I am thankful for being able to provide that assistance for those in need. I am here to walk with you on your journey to personal growth. Contact me today to start getting the help you need and deserve.
(509) 295-9261 View (509) 295-9261
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Dana Wolf
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Waitlist for new clients
I have been providing therapy services since 2005 to individuals with a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The majority of my experience comes from working in community mental health. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder by using a highly effective treatment modality called EMDR, which can take fewer sessions to effect change than traditional therapy. I also have many years experience assisting individuals who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
I have been providing therapy services since 2005 to individuals with a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The majority of my experience comes from working in community mental health. I specialize in treating individuals with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder by using a highly effective treatment modality called EMDR, which can take fewer sessions to effect change than traditional therapy. I also have many years experience assisting individuals who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
(509) 774-2388 View (509) 774-2388
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Tim Van Rheenen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Maybe conflict with your spouse never seems to get resolved, or your secret sexual behavior isn't stopping as easily as you thought it would. If you're feeling confused and hopeless, I can help you get clear about who you were meant to be and to find peace. I want to help you find freedom and discard old ways of living. I work with people of all backgrounds but incorporate Christian principles and practices for those who share that worldview. Reach out today and let's develop a plan together based on your unique story and needs.
Maybe conflict with your spouse never seems to get resolved, or your secret sexual behavior isn't stopping as easily as you thought it would. If you're feeling confused and hopeless, I can help you get clear about who you were meant to be and to find peace. I want to help you find freedom and discard old ways of living. I work with people of all backgrounds but incorporate Christian principles and practices for those who share that worldview. Reach out today and let's develop a plan together based on your unique story and needs.
(267) 458-9250 View (267) 458-9250
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Out of the Miry Clay Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
I welcome those who have been abused, either by physical abuse, sexual, or emotional/psychological. I am level 3 trained for Gottman Couples Counseling as well as specializing in treating those with PTSD ( not related to military). I also work with children that have difficulty in navigating through the trauma that they have suffered.
I welcome those who have been abused, either by physical abuse, sexual, or emotional/psychological. I am level 3 trained for Gottman Couples Counseling as well as specializing in treating those with PTSD ( not related to military). I also work with children that have difficulty in navigating through the trauma that they have suffered.
(509) 381-1031 View (509) 381-1031
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Pathways to Parenting
Counselor, BSP, CC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
My focus is on the struggling families, providing support and encouragement in reframing the family dynamic, bringing into play the family history and what brought the client to where they are at today; focusing on moving beyond the moment, improving the future. I work primarily with the Department of Developmental Disabilities and custody dispute cases providing Parent Education, Counseling, Anger Management, and Behavioral Support Services for youth.
My focus is on the struggling families, providing support and encouragement in reframing the family dynamic, bringing into play the family history and what brought the client to where they are at today; focusing on moving beyond the moment, improving the future. I work primarily with the Department of Developmental Disabilities and custody dispute cases providing Parent Education, Counseling, Anger Management, and Behavioral Support Services for youth.
(509) 631-9591 View (509) 631-9591
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Kim McAndrews
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, ATR-P
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I will update as openings become available. Wishing you wellness on your path. As an art therapist and clinical mental health counselor, I work primarily with adult women who have a desire to explore and transform emotions and symptoms into authentic expressions through art making. Sessions often include talking, mindfulness, somatic grounding, art making, and other forms of holistic and evidence-based therapies. Through the process of creative exploration, clients discover strengths and resources within themselves that help them solve problems and recover a deeper sense of self.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I will update as openings become available. Wishing you wellness on your path. As an art therapist and clinical mental health counselor, I work primarily with adult women who have a desire to explore and transform emotions and symptoms into authentic expressions through art making. Sessions often include talking, mindfulness, somatic grounding, art making, and other forms of holistic and evidence-based therapies. Through the process of creative exploration, clients discover strengths and resources within themselves that help them solve problems and recover a deeper sense of self.
(425) 629-0308 View (425) 629-0308
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Rising Hope-Counseling by Melissa Kelley
Counselor, MA, CLC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
What is causing the problem? I have a three pronged approach looking at biochemistry of the body, Mind, and Spirit. To Work with you as a cohesive whole not just individual parts. BODY : Are you experience depression, anxiety, irritability, low blood sugar "hangry"? Repair Biochemistry of the brain to end most mood instability. Learn to feed your brain and body like professional athletes. Stop blaming yourself for having "No Will Power". Stop reaching for food and substances to feel good. Gain a stable mood, relaxed mind and body. Experience childlike joy and enthusiasm again.
What is causing the problem? I have a three pronged approach looking at biochemistry of the body, Mind, and Spirit. To Work with you as a cohesive whole not just individual parts. BODY : Are you experience depression, anxiety, irritability, low blood sugar "hangry"? Repair Biochemistry of the brain to end most mood instability. Learn to feed your brain and body like professional athletes. Stop blaming yourself for having "No Will Power". Stop reaching for food and substances to feel good. Gain a stable mood, relaxed mind and body. Experience childlike joy and enthusiasm again.
(509) 213-0282 View (509) 213-0282
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Michael Civile
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Not accepting new clients
Please check back - I will update when spots become available! During times of stress, I have found that being listened to and understood by a trained professional has been invaluable. These days, stress is impacting us more than ever. Maybe the ways you’re coping are taking a toll on you or the ones you care about. Maybe you're finding it hard to "leave work at work" and be present at home. Or you realize the things you've been working towards leave you feeling sort of empty and you want to make some changes. Or maybe the question, "Why do I keep doing (fill in the blank)?" has been circling your mind for a while.
Please check back - I will update when spots become available! During times of stress, I have found that being listened to and understood by a trained professional has been invaluable. These days, stress is impacting us more than ever. Maybe the ways you’re coping are taking a toll on you or the ones you care about. Maybe you're finding it hard to "leave work at work" and be present at home. Or you realize the things you've been working towards leave you feeling sort of empty and you want to make some changes. Or maybe the question, "Why do I keep doing (fill in the blank)?" has been circling your mind for a while.
(509) 295-9592 View (509) 295-9592
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Sarah Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
There has to be an easier way to get through life. Anxiety, depression and constant stress can't be how everyone else feels all the time. You talk to your girlfriends, and they’re a great support but that relief never lasts. You feel like you’re running in circles trying this tip and that. You wonder if you might be broken. You’re ready for things to change - actually change - this time. You’re ready to get out of survival mode and let go of anxiety and insecurity. Most of all, you’re ready for your life to feel peaceful and authentic.
There has to be an easier way to get through life. Anxiety, depression and constant stress can't be how everyone else feels all the time. You talk to your girlfriends, and they’re a great support but that relief never lasts. You feel like you’re running in circles trying this tip and that. You wonder if you might be broken. You’re ready for things to change - actually change - this time. You’re ready to get out of survival mode and let go of anxiety and insecurity. Most of all, you’re ready for your life to feel peaceful and authentic.
(509) 517-6626 View (509) 517-6626
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Serenity Counseling --Andra Darlington
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Email is the best way to get ahold of me. Are you letting fear, anxiety, or doubt hold you back? Are you constantly battling with that voice in your head that says you aren’t good enough? You are not alone. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to rediscover your inner peace and navigate through some of the issues that may be weighing you down or holding you back from reaching your potential. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and ultimately hold the key to unlocking your goals.
Email is the best way to get ahold of me. Are you letting fear, anxiety, or doubt hold you back? Are you constantly battling with that voice in your head that says you aren’t good enough? You are not alone. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to rediscover your inner peace and navigate through some of the issues that may be weighing you down or holding you back from reaching your potential. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and ultimately hold the key to unlocking your goals.
(509) 588-0782 View (509) 588-0782
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Heather Henriksen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for new ways to approach old problems? Are there times you feel alone, anxious, or overwhelmed? As you are reading this, you have probably decided something in your life needs to change. I most enjoy working with people on life transitions and identity with an emphasis on personality structure. In other words, why we do the things we do. I also use the Enneagram Personality typing system for those who are interested.
Are you looking for new ways to approach old problems? Are there times you feel alone, anxious, or overwhelmed? As you are reading this, you have probably decided something in your life needs to change. I most enjoy working with people on life transitions and identity with an emphasis on personality structure. In other words, why we do the things we do. I also use the Enneagram Personality typing system for those who are interested.
(509) 312-1723 View (509) 312-1723
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Angela K Jacobs :: Chiral Center Counseling PLLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
My clients are viewed from a holistic perspective in order to promote insight and connections on the path to self-fulfillment. You may not know it, but grief, trauma, rejection, abandonment, and more could be holding you back. I put you first in this highly personal and strictly confidential, therapeutic relationship to dig into the vulnerabilities and thought processes that are contributing to negative feelings, undesired repetitive choices, or unfulfilling relationships. My empowerment strategies draw from several theories of psychology to examine the root causes of undesired behaviors or promoting new behaviors.
My clients are viewed from a holistic perspective in order to promote insight and connections on the path to self-fulfillment. You may not know it, but grief, trauma, rejection, abandonment, and more could be holding you back. I put you first in this highly personal and strictly confidential, therapeutic relationship to dig into the vulnerabilities and thought processes that are contributing to negative feelings, undesired repetitive choices, or unfulfilling relationships. My empowerment strategies draw from several theories of psychology to examine the root causes of undesired behaviors or promoting new behaviors.
(509) 485-8903 View (509) 485-8903
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Cynthia Buckley
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Suffering from mental and emotional problems can cause you to feel hopeless and defeated. You may believe recovery is not possible and that you're destined to live a life of misery. I am here to tell you that you can heal and be happy instead of sad and anxious. I help individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety disorders and OCD. I also work well with individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions or participate in self-destructive behaviors. In therapy we work together on understanding how your thoughts, belief systems, and feelings play a role in your life.
Suffering from mental and emotional problems can cause you to feel hopeless and defeated. You may believe recovery is not possible and that you're destined to live a life of misery. I am here to tell you that you can heal and be happy instead of sad and anxious. I help individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety disorders and OCD. I also work well with individuals who struggle to regulate their emotions or participate in self-destructive behaviors. In therapy we work together on understanding how your thoughts, belief systems, and feelings play a role in your life.
(509) 415-8530 View (509) 415-8530
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Emily Laughlin, Individual Therapy for Women, EMDR
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Wenatchee, WA 98802  (Online Only)
I help stressed out, motivated women work through trauma so you can have healthy relationships and feel more comfortable in your own skin. You need to get a handle on your triggers, or your relationships will suffer. You don't want to react this way, but it's out of your control. There is trauma lurking at the surface and you’re ready to address it so you can feel more confident, calm, and energized. Are you finding yourself reactive, anxious, tired, and overwhelmed? You’re not alone and I can help.
I help stressed out, motivated women work through trauma so you can have healthy relationships and feel more comfortable in your own skin. You need to get a handle on your triggers, or your relationships will suffer. You don't want to react this way, but it's out of your control. There is trauma lurking at the surface and you’re ready to address it so you can feel more confident, calm, and energized. Are you finding yourself reactive, anxious, tired, and overwhelmed? You’re not alone and I can help.
(509) 800-5490 View (509) 800-5490

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Julie Ray Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wenatchee, WA 98802
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples and families. With my family systems approach, each person plays an integral role to the health of the whole system/family. My work with struggling couples is to foster hope when it has been lost. I collaborate with parents, their children and teens to address and resolve behavioral issues and developmental challenges. If you struggle with anxiety, grief or depression, I will work alongside of you in a non-judgmental fashion to explore issues and apply new skills to help you overcome the challenges you are facing. I have 14 plus years of experience.
I work with individuals, couples and families. With my family systems approach, each person plays an integral role to the health of the whole system/family. My work with struggling couples is to foster hope when it has been lost. I collaborate with parents, their children and teens to address and resolve behavioral issues and developmental challenges. If you struggle with anxiety, grief or depression, I will work alongside of you in a non-judgmental fashion to explore issues and apply new skills to help you overcome the challenges you are facing. I have 14 plus years of experience.
(509) 571-2231 View (509) 571-2231

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Number of Therapists in East Wenatchee, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in East Wenatchee, WA who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Life Transitions
63% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
60% Premera
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in East Wenatchee, WA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Wenatchee?

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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.