Therapists in Ocean Shores, WA

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Vanessa Florence Nason
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ocean Shores, WA 98569  (Online Only)
Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, and sometimes, those transitions and challenges can leave us feeling adrift. Imagine that you're on a boat, out in the vast ocean, without a rudder. Or maybe you've set your course, but suddenly, an unexpected storm engulfs you. In these moments, feeling isolated, in the dark, and uncertain can magnify the weight of anxiety and depression. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you're finding yourself overwhelmed, feeling helpless and struggling to navigate uncharted waters alone, remember that you don't have to. I'm here to offer you a guiding light through the storm.
Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, and sometimes, those transitions and challenges can leave us feeling adrift. Imagine that you're on a boat, out in the vast ocean, without a rudder. Or maybe you've set your course, but suddenly, an unexpected storm engulfs you. In these moments, feeling isolated, in the dark, and uncertain can magnify the weight of anxiety and depression. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you're finding yourself overwhelmed, feeling helpless and struggling to navigate uncharted waters alone, remember that you don't have to. I'm here to offer you a guiding light through the storm.
(253) 499-6993 View (253) 499-6993
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Victoria A White
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Shores, WA 98569  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Our beliefs, behavior patterns, and perceptions can prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. Noticing how we think and identifying life values can provide a compass for living and give us direction, away from anxiety and depression. We can be empowered by choices about where our mind would take us.
Our beliefs, behavior patterns, and perceptions can prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. Noticing how we think and identifying life values can provide a compass for living and give us direction, away from anxiety and depression. We can be empowered by choices about where our mind would take us.
(206) 922-8466 View (206) 922-8466
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Wendy Scott
Counselor, LMHC, DVIT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ocean Shores, WA 98569  (Online Only)
Every individual is unique in their own way, and this uniqueness can also bring about different challenges to how one might navigate through their own therapy. One might not know what they need, or even what to expect when they first come into therapy, and that's okay. I'm here to help you discover just what it is "YOU" need. I believe each person has their own path to healing, and not everyone responds to the same things in the same way. "Our yesterday's do not have to predict our tomorrows, when we still have today" -Wendy
Every individual is unique in their own way, and this uniqueness can also bring about different challenges to how one might navigate through their own therapy. One might not know what they need, or even what to expect when they first come into therapy, and that's okay. I'm here to help you discover just what it is "YOU" need. I believe each person has their own path to healing, and not everyone responds to the same things in the same way. "Our yesterday's do not have to predict our tomorrows, when we still have today" -Wendy
(360) 281-6824 View (360) 281-6824

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Photo of Michael I Bergman, Counselor in Ocean Shores, WA
Michael I Bergman
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Westport, WA 98595
I offer a general counseling practice focusing on using personal strengths to untie psychological knots.
I offer a general counseling practice focusing on using personal strengths to untie psychological knots.
(503) 887-4137 View (503) 887-4137

Online Therapists

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Mary-lynn Ballew - Balance & Being Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples who are seeking solutions for connection, intimacy, and overall satisfaction in their lives. My work focuses on areas of relationship dynamics, sexuality, life transitions, personal development, and emotional awareness. I love helping people grow, expand self-compassion, reduce shame, and live with more authenticity, lightness, and joy. Engaging in therapy can be challenging, requiring vulnerability and awkward moments. I guide clients though the process by creating a safe space to explore, sharing laughter, humor and the art of being human.
I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples who are seeking solutions for connection, intimacy, and overall satisfaction in their lives. My work focuses on areas of relationship dynamics, sexuality, life transitions, personal development, and emotional awareness. I love helping people grow, expand self-compassion, reduce shame, and live with more authenticity, lightness, and joy. Engaging in therapy can be challenging, requiring vulnerability and awkward moments. I guide clients though the process by creating a safe space to explore, sharing laughter, humor and the art of being human.
(206) 279-6894 View (206) 279-6894
Photo of Liliana Sacarin, Psychologist in Ocean Shores, WA
Liliana Sacarin
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
Dr. Liliana Sacarin is a licensed clinical psychologist, expert clinician & researcher in auditory processing & Listening Training/Systems: Tomatis-Effect, iLS, TLP, LifT, SSP. Trained in the Tomatis Method with Dr. Tomatis her experience in the field amounts to 24 y. Her in-depth assessment: sensory integration, language, attention, cognitive/emotional abilities, informs which auditory technique is most appropriate for each individual. She uniquely integrates Tomatis-Effect Listening with child, parent & adult counseling facilitating learning, expanding potential in children & adults. Other treatments: qEEG swLORETA Neurofeedback.
Dr. Liliana Sacarin is a licensed clinical psychologist, expert clinician & researcher in auditory processing & Listening Training/Systems: Tomatis-Effect, iLS, TLP, LifT, SSP. Trained in the Tomatis Method with Dr. Tomatis her experience in the field amounts to 24 y. Her in-depth assessment: sensory integration, language, attention, cognitive/emotional abilities, informs which auditory technique is most appropriate for each individual. She uniquely integrates Tomatis-Effect Listening with child, parent & adult counseling facilitating learning, expanding potential in children & adults. Other treatments: qEEG swLORETA Neurofeedback.
(206) 866-6314 View (206) 866-6314
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Lorena Abenojar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98108  (Online Only)
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote self-preservation strategies for helping professionals experiencing aggressions, burnout, and compassion fatigue. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on identifying how you can have optimal experiences of nourishment, celebration and healing, to help you acknowledge and center the unheard voices of emotions triggered by trauma, stress, and oppression.
I am passionate about social justice and equity issues affecting historically disadvantaged groups. I work with individuals and families, to help promote self-preservation strategies for helping professionals experiencing aggressions, burnout, and compassion fatigue. In our therapeutic partnership, we will focus on identifying how you can have optimal experiences of nourishment, celebration and healing, to help you acknowledge and center the unheard voices of emotions triggered by trauma, stress, and oppression.
(206) 590-5439 View (206) 590-5439
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lanae ayers
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EFT, Coach, Gottman
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vashon, WA 98070  (Online Only)
Nearly everyone finds themselves in need of help, support and professional guidance at some time in their lives. If this is such a moment for you, take the first step toward getting the help you need by visiting my website. The specific therapeutic approach depends upon issues to be resolved and the needs of each individual, couple or family. In every case, however, my focus is to acknowledge existing strengths, resources and past solutions. Together, we immediately begin to transform negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors to create change
Nearly everyone finds themselves in need of help, support and professional guidance at some time in their lives. If this is such a moment for you, take the first step toward getting the help you need by visiting my website. The specific therapeutic approach depends upon issues to be resolved and the needs of each individual, couple or family. In every case, however, my focus is to acknowledge existing strengths, resources and past solutions. Together, we immediately begin to transform negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors to create change
(253) 499-9078 View (253) 499-9078
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Sarah Hevezi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98121
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(206) 237-6628 View (206) 237-6628
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Emily Sniderman
Counselor, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98124  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who have found the way in which they're living their life is painful, even intolerable, and want to find a path of less resistance. I am experienced in helping with difficulty regulating emotions, interpersonal conflict, tolerating the present moment, and figuring out effective coping skills during times of distress. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, intense emotional states, trauma, attachment and other mood disorders I believe I may be helpful.
I specialize in working with people who have found the way in which they're living their life is painful, even intolerable, and want to find a path of less resistance. I am experienced in helping with difficulty regulating emotions, interpersonal conflict, tolerating the present moment, and figuring out effective coping skills during times of distress. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, intense emotional states, trauma, attachment and other mood disorders I believe I may be helpful.
(206) 944-3475 View (206) 944-3475
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Kristin Sweet Fischer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98407
I provide a supportive environment for individuals and couples to practice skills designed to enhance personal, relational, and professional satisfaction. My office is a safe confidential place to process life. I help individuals manage mental health and reduce need for prescriptions by incorporating research based practices. Learning tools to reduce anxiety, depression and PTSD due to trauma. Additionally, I am familiar with the challenges of military families and first responders. The unique cultural challenges of these groups and how therapy can help normalize and reduce mental distress for families and individuals.
I provide a supportive environment for individuals and couples to practice skills designed to enhance personal, relational, and professional satisfaction. My office is a safe confidential place to process life. I help individuals manage mental health and reduce need for prescriptions by incorporating research based practices. Learning tools to reduce anxiety, depression and PTSD due to trauma. Additionally, I am familiar with the challenges of military families and first responders. The unique cultural challenges of these groups and how therapy can help normalize and reduce mental distress for families and individuals.
(253) 218-4467 View (253) 218-4467
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Samantha Welsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Associate Social Worker & Independent Clinician in Washington State. I am experienced in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Associate Social Worker & Independent Clinician in Washington State. I am experienced in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief, and life transitions.
(206) 350-4443 View (206) 350-4443
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David A Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chehalis, WA 98532
Waitlist for new clients
It often starts with the unexpected. Unexpected news, unanticipated turns, unforeseen circumstances, and sometimes the unimaginable. It is at these times we can often feel powerless, afraid, confused, and uncertain. Change for some can be unwelcomed and for other’s change doesn’t seem to come soon enough. We cannot always choose what we go through, but we can choose how we go through it. Many seek therapy due to hard-fought battles with a variety of life issues, such as depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting challenges, and experiences from the past that keep them from moving forward.
It often starts with the unexpected. Unexpected news, unanticipated turns, unforeseen circumstances, and sometimes the unimaginable. It is at these times we can often feel powerless, afraid, confused, and uncertain. Change for some can be unwelcomed and for other’s change doesn’t seem to come soon enough. We cannot always choose what we go through, but we can choose how we go through it. Many seek therapy due to hard-fought battles with a variety of life issues, such as depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting challenges, and experiences from the past that keep them from moving forward.
(360) 996-1140 View (360) 996-1140
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Alice Allen-Redfern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98106
I specialize in supporting those affected by chronic and progressive conditions that affect the brain; this can include, but is not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, related Dementias, Parkinson's, Stroke, PPA, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Huntington's Disease. I work with those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones & caregivers. My support spans the whole journey; from recently diagnosed, into the later stages. Additionally, I offer guidance and navigation for those experiencing aging-related issues. I am available for sessions in-person, virtually, or through home-visits in select instances.
I specialize in supporting those affected by chronic and progressive conditions that affect the brain; this can include, but is not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, related Dementias, Parkinson's, Stroke, PPA, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Huntington's Disease. I work with those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones & caregivers. My support spans the whole journey; from recently diagnosed, into the later stages. Additionally, I offer guidance and navigation for those experiencing aging-related issues. I am available for sessions in-person, virtually, or through home-visits in select instances.
(206) 627-4525 View (206) 627-4525
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Nichelle Alderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, FNTP, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98108
Life Happens! Sometimes it helps to have compassionate and non-judgmental support as you work through life issues and transitions. I offer a client centered and holistic therapeutic approach that aims to bring to light the associations between: nutrition/diet; stress; family history; support systems & resources; life experiences; environment; and issues related to current and/or historical oppression; and how YOUR body, mind, and spirit have been reacting. I believe in encouraging and empowering my clients towards achieving the results they seek. I help clients identify and utilize their strengths and to identify and release unhealthy practices or defense mechanisms.
Life Happens! Sometimes it helps to have compassionate and non-judgmental support as you work through life issues and transitions. I offer a client centered and holistic therapeutic approach that aims to bring to light the associations between: nutrition/diet; stress; family history; support systems & resources; life experiences; environment; and issues related to current and/or historical oppression; and how YOUR body, mind, and spirit have been reacting. I believe in encouraging and empowering my clients towards achieving the results they seek. I help clients identify and utilize their strengths and to identify and release unhealthy practices or defense mechanisms.
(206) 745-6195 View (206) 745-6195
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Carolyn Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107
Waitlist for new clients
Let’s face it, modern life is stressful. With constant demands on your time and attention, it’s not surprising that you’ve neglected what used to be your north star – your relationship. This may leave you feeling disconnected from your partner & trapped in a cycle of go-nowhere fights. You probably miss the spark that made you excited to see each other at the end of the day. You long for the days when the two of you were in love. I am on a mission to create a better world by helping couples build stronger relationships. People in healthy relationships feel better, get more done & contribute to positive change in the world.
Let’s face it, modern life is stressful. With constant demands on your time and attention, it’s not surprising that you’ve neglected what used to be your north star – your relationship. This may leave you feeling disconnected from your partner & trapped in a cycle of go-nowhere fights. You probably miss the spark that made you excited to see each other at the end of the day. You long for the days when the two of you were in love. I am on a mission to create a better world by helping couples build stronger relationships. People in healthy relationships feel better, get more done & contribute to positive change in the world.
(206) 488-1958 View (206) 488-1958
Photo of Lauren Beck, Counselor in Ocean Shores, WA
Lauren Beck
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my counseling approach is integrative and evidenced-based. I have training and experience in a variety of different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered therapy, LGBTQIA counseling, and sports and fitness therapy. This diverse background allows me to integrate the counseling approach best suited for your unique needs.
As a therapist, my counseling approach is integrative and evidenced-based. I have training and experience in a variety of different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, client-centered therapy, LGBTQIA counseling, and sports and fitness therapy. This diverse background allows me to integrate the counseling approach best suited for your unique needs.
(206) 752-1391 View (206) 752-1391
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Renee Jackman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
My practice is rooted in the idea that symptoms such as anxiety, disruption, or discontent can guide us in life if we step beyond formulas and certainties, toward a more curious and imaginative mode of being. By artfully seeking to understand emotional suffering, and through deepening relational connection, we can arrive at relief and healing. Uncovering and accommodating what has been previously outside of awareness releases meaning and allows for greater freedom of thought, self-expression, and wholeness.
My practice is rooted in the idea that symptoms such as anxiety, disruption, or discontent can guide us in life if we step beyond formulas and certainties, toward a more curious and imaginative mode of being. By artfully seeking to understand emotional suffering, and through deepening relational connection, we can arrive at relief and healing. Uncovering and accommodating what has been previously outside of awareness releases meaning and allows for greater freedom of thought, self-expression, and wholeness.
(206) 279-7539 View (206) 279-7539
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Tilda Cvrkel
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
**Not currently accepting new clients. Please contact me if you'd like to be added to my waitlist.* Some of my clients find me after a lifetime of perfectionism and self-judgement, working (too) hard to make everything seem okay from the outside and paying (too) high a price for doing it. Some find me because they have experienced, or witnessed, something horrific or traumatic. Some find me because intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are starting to take over their lives. Some find me because the stress of their job is becoming too much. And some find me because they feel shame and anguish around sex or their bodies.
**Not currently accepting new clients. Please contact me if you'd like to be added to my waitlist.* Some of my clients find me after a lifetime of perfectionism and self-judgement, working (too) hard to make everything seem okay from the outside and paying (too) high a price for doing it. Some find me because they have experienced, or witnessed, something horrific or traumatic. Some find me because intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are starting to take over their lives. Some find me because the stress of their job is becoming too much. And some find me because they feel shame and anguish around sex or their bodies.
(206) 222-3283 View (206) 222-3283
Photo of Shannon Goodwin, Counselor in Ocean Shores, WA
Shannon Goodwin
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
I am excited to work with you to find more effective ways of coping with personal struggles and give you the tools to thrive. You can expect me to be actively engaged and taking a collaborative approach when working together. I typically see clients who are motivated and eager to make changes in their lives.
I am excited to work with you to find more effective ways of coping with personal struggles and give you the tools to thrive. You can expect me to be actively engaged and taking a collaborative approach when working together. I typically see clients who are motivated and eager to make changes in their lives.
(206) 736-3912 x455 View (206) 736-3912 x455

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Number of Therapists in Ocean Shores, WA

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Therapists in Ocean Shores, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Kaiser (Out-of-Network)

How Therapists in Ocean Shores, WA see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ocean Shores?

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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.