Therapists in Downtown, Olympia, WA

Photo of Miguel Maloney Perez-Gibson, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Miguel Maloney Perez-Gibson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
This Sky, where we live is no place to lose your wings, so love, love, Love.- Hafiz . My specialty is working with clients who have a desire to incorporate a contemplative (meditation) spiritual practice while working on pressing psychological issues. Relationship, depression, a general malaise, career questions, spirituality, meditation, personal growth? I welcome work on all these..feel free to give me a call, and we can see if it is a fit..
This Sky, where we live is no place to lose your wings, so love, love, Love.- Hafiz . My specialty is working with clients who have a desire to incorporate a contemplative (meditation) spiritual practice while working on pressing psychological issues. Relationship, depression, a general malaise, career questions, spirituality, meditation, personal growth? I welcome work on all these..feel free to give me a call, and we can see if it is a fit..
(360) 524-6392 View (360) 524-6392
Photo of Amber K. Jaworski, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Amber K. Jaworski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
I am a telehealth provider across Washington State, and I am currently accepting new clients. In life, unexpected things happen. Challenges and bumps in the road are all part of it. Sometimes with the the help of another we can make room for and navigate through planned or unexpected changes. With the help of a trained professional, life challenges can become easier to deal with. During the therapeutic process, I will work with the tools you already have in order to tackle life's problems.
I am a telehealth provider across Washington State, and I am currently accepting new clients. In life, unexpected things happen. Challenges and bumps in the road are all part of it. Sometimes with the the help of another we can make room for and navigate through planned or unexpected changes. With the help of a trained professional, life challenges can become easier to deal with. During the therapeutic process, I will work with the tools you already have in order to tackle life's problems.
(630) 352-4439 View (630) 352-4439
Photo of Maureen H. Peterson, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Maureen H. Peterson
Counselor, LMHC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the existential belief that the intentionality of care or wishing someone well is foundational for any therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed therapeutic space grounded in unconditional positive regard, allowing clients to access their innate wisdom, resilience, and insight on their journey towards healing and recovery. I approach eating recovery from a HAES-informed perspective (Health at Every Size) and through partnering with other treating professionals such as dietitians, nutritionists, and PCPs as needed.
My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the existential belief that the intentionality of care or wishing someone well is foundational for any therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed therapeutic space grounded in unconditional positive regard, allowing clients to access their innate wisdom, resilience, and insight on their journey towards healing and recovery. I approach eating recovery from a HAES-informed perspective (Health at Every Size) and through partnering with other treating professionals such as dietitians, nutritionists, and PCPs as needed.
(360) 329-9692 View (360) 329-9692
Photo of Cristal Java, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Cristal Java
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDPt
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98506
Not accepting new clients
Experiences and feelings come in waves; sometimes we need a little help. Through a supportive, holistic approach, I empower people to cope and find joy. I am compassionate, straightforward, and encourage collaboration. I believe that each of us is unique, thus requiring individualized attention. Emotions reside not just in the mind but also in the body. We need strategies and healing that involve our entire beings. I offer EMDR, Lifespan Integration, Somatic Strategies, Imaginal/Art Therapy, and am informed by Internal Family Systems Therapy. I utilize talk therapy, storytelling, and narrative/journaling. Growth is possible."
Experiences and feelings come in waves; sometimes we need a little help. Through a supportive, holistic approach, I empower people to cope and find joy. I am compassionate, straightforward, and encourage collaboration. I believe that each of us is unique, thus requiring individualized attention. Emotions reside not just in the mind but also in the body. We need strategies and healing that involve our entire beings. I offer EMDR, Lifespan Integration, Somatic Strategies, Imaginal/Art Therapy, and am informed by Internal Family Systems Therapy. I utilize talk therapy, storytelling, and narrative/journaling. Growth is possible."
(360) 329-9123 View (360) 329-9123
Photo of Lynlee Weber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Lynlee Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Openings available now! Get relief from Post-Traumatic and Acute Stress, anxiety, phobias, grief (and more) in one session with the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Brainspotting. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated to make improvements in their lives. Intensive sessions are available! Get more relief in less time by scheduling a therapy intensive. 2-4 hour sessions tailored to your specific needs to get you feeling better fast.
Openings available now! Get relief from Post-Traumatic and Acute Stress, anxiety, phobias, grief (and more) in one session with the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Brainspotting. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated to make improvements in their lives. Intensive sessions are available! Get more relief in less time by scheduling a therapy intensive. 2-4 hour sessions tailored to your specific needs to get you feeling better fast.
(360) 685-1093 View (360) 685-1093
Photo of Evoë Thorne, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Evoë Thorne
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Are you experiencing emotional pain, discomfort, or uncertainty around your sexuality? If you are questioning gender or sexual orientation, trying to figure out dating, wishing you could have more or better sex, struggling to relate to a partner, reclaiming your body after childbirth, healing from sexual trauma, exploring kinks, opening your relationship, or adapting to the changes of aging, I can help you navigate these challenges and build skills for improved health, pleasure, and connection. Visit my website to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.
Are you experiencing emotional pain, discomfort, or uncertainty around your sexuality? If you are questioning gender or sexual orientation, trying to figure out dating, wishing you could have more or better sex, struggling to relate to a partner, reclaiming your body after childbirth, healing from sexual trauma, exploring kinks, opening your relationship, or adapting to the changes of aging, I can help you navigate these challenges and build skills for improved health, pleasure, and connection. Visit my website to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.
(425) 470-6365 View (425) 470-6365
Photo of Lisa Benson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Lisa Benson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance with all the demands of life. Often times that means we forget to take care of ourselves while we are so busy taking care of everyone else. Together we can work toward achieving your Best Self where you feel more balanced, mentally and physically. I work with adults of all backgrounds. We can incorporate movement and nutrition to support our traditional therapeutic process. We will work together to create a positive self-image, develop healthy coping skills, create positive thought patterns, and build a strong support system.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance with all the demands of life. Often times that means we forget to take care of ourselves while we are so busy taking care of everyone else. Together we can work toward achieving your Best Self where you feel more balanced, mentally and physically. I work with adults of all backgrounds. We can incorporate movement and nutrition to support our traditional therapeutic process. We will work together to create a positive self-image, develop healthy coping skills, create positive thought patterns, and build a strong support system.
(360) 844-3187 View (360) 844-3187
Photo of Destiny Rendon, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Destiny Rendon
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
We are living through challenging times and many of us are becoming aware of the things in our lives that aren’t working for us any longer. Some of us may be impacted by old wounds that never had the chance to fully heal; some of us are realizing we aren’t living our lives in a way that aligns with how we want to live. We believe that every person has the capacity to heal and live a life of meaning and positive well-being but that often, many of us do not have the support or skills that we need to make changes in our lives.
We are living through challenging times and many of us are becoming aware of the things in our lives that aren’t working for us any longer. Some of us may be impacted by old wounds that never had the chance to fully heal; some of us are realizing we aren’t living our lives in a way that aligns with how we want to live. We believe that every person has the capacity to heal and live a life of meaning and positive well-being but that often, many of us do not have the support or skills that we need to make changes in our lives.
(360) 535-7866 View (360) 535-7866
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Eldercare Counseling and Guidance Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, GMHS
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98508
We specialize in serving folks who are caring for aging family members, older adults and those living with chronic medical conditions. Our clients report that they feel lost and alone and have a hard time seeing an end to the stress they are experiencing. We recognize the unique loss and grief that can come with aging and caring for aging loved ones. Sometimes, the right support can be a lifeline when you are navigating complex decisions. You are trying to do your best to provide care and support to your loved one and not lose yourself in the process. We understand that sometimes, even reaching out for help can feel overwhelming.
We specialize in serving folks who are caring for aging family members, older adults and those living with chronic medical conditions. Our clients report that they feel lost and alone and have a hard time seeing an end to the stress they are experiencing. We recognize the unique loss and grief that can come with aging and caring for aging loved ones. Sometimes, the right support can be a lifeline when you are navigating complex decisions. You are trying to do your best to provide care and support to your loved one and not lose yourself in the process. We understand that sometimes, even reaching out for help can feel overwhelming.
(360) 858-8159 View (360) 858-8159
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Martha Reid
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98512  (Online Only)
My approach is informed by my philosophy of fundamental human goodness, studies in transpersonal psychology, family systems, Jungian psychology and Psychosynthesis theory. I provide a safe place to support clients in developing greater insight and healing. The trust and vulnerability inherent in the therapeutic relationship is foundational to our work together, and I value the strength and courage it takes to seek support. I have worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and I have found great meaning and purpose in working with people over the years, and it has reinforced my belief in human goodness and resiliency.
My approach is informed by my philosophy of fundamental human goodness, studies in transpersonal psychology, family systems, Jungian psychology and Psychosynthesis theory. I provide a safe place to support clients in developing greater insight and healing. The trust and vulnerability inherent in the therapeutic relationship is foundational to our work together, and I value the strength and courage it takes to seek support. I have worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and I have found great meaning and purpose in working with people over the years, and it has reinforced my belief in human goodness and resiliency.
(360) 499-0548 View (360) 499-0548
Photo of Emily Brewster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Emily Brewster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98503  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stuck and overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, grief or trauma? Maybe you're feeling depleted and disconnected from life and yourself. Whether you're grappling with painful experiences or burdened by the stress of it all, you don't have to face it alone. Therapy can be a guiding light back to peace and greater well-being. With dedication and the right kind of support, change and relief are possible.
Have you been feeling stuck and overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, grief or trauma? Maybe you're feeling depleted and disconnected from life and yourself. Whether you're grappling with painful experiences or burdened by the stress of it all, you don't have to face it alone. Therapy can be a guiding light back to peace and greater well-being. With dedication and the right kind of support, change and relief are possible.
(360) 347-2583 View (360) 347-2583
Photo of Sean Taylor Seyer, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Sean Taylor Seyer
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98502  (Online Only)
It takes courage to start therapy. You've probably tried a number of ways to do this yourself. You want to feel better, more in control and not be so bothered by certain people, things, and past events. That is exactly what I am trained and experienced in helping people do.
It takes courage to start therapy. You've probably tried a number of ways to do this yourself. You want to feel better, more in control and not be so bothered by certain people, things, and past events. That is exactly what I am trained and experienced in helping people do.
(512) 831-4836 View (512) 831-4836
Photo of Zoe Torres, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Zoe Torres
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adolescents and adults who would like to change difficult behaviors and mindsets; people looking to explore different aspects of the self or gain access to more internal balance, connection, and contentment. You may be working through situational hurdles or life transitions; dealing with the impacts of oppression and societal conditioning; feeling unsafe in the world, disconnected from others and your own experience. Depending on your personal needs and goals, we might work together briefly or long term; focusing on solutions and paths forward, and/or unraveling some of the roots of your issues.
I work with adolescents and adults who would like to change difficult behaviors and mindsets; people looking to explore different aspects of the self or gain access to more internal balance, connection, and contentment. You may be working through situational hurdles or life transitions; dealing with the impacts of oppression and societal conditioning; feeling unsafe in the world, disconnected from others and your own experience. Depending on your personal needs and goals, we might work together briefly or long term; focusing on solutions and paths forward, and/or unraveling some of the roots of your issues.
(360) 972-3416 View (360) 972-3416
Photo of Holly Hodgson, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Holly Hodgson, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
My focus and treatment is identifying problem symptoms, setting goals to relieve those symptoms, and then finding a path to reach that relief together with the client. each individual has tools and strengths they bring with them to therapy that we use in treatment. New skills can be learned in therapy that allow individuals to decrease symptoms and build a better quality of life.
My focus and treatment is identifying problem symptoms, setting goals to relieve those symptoms, and then finding a path to reach that relief together with the client. each individual has tools and strengths they bring with them to therapy that we use in treatment. New skills can be learned in therapy that allow individuals to decrease symptoms and build a better quality of life.
(360) 474-7996 View (360) 474-7996
Photo of Zoe Waggoner, Mental Health Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Zoe Waggoner
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Are you feeling stuck, confused...and don’t know how to move forward? I now offer A.R.T. or Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Brainspotting in addition to Clinical Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression. All are truly unique ways of healing and finding relief. Clients are reporting less anxiety, less repetitive thinking, and more calm. More ability to self-regulate and move forward in relationships, work and life.
Are you feeling stuck, confused...and don’t know how to move forward? I now offer A.R.T. or Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and Brainspotting in addition to Clinical Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression. All are truly unique ways of healing and finding relief. Clients are reporting less anxiety, less repetitive thinking, and more calm. More ability to self-regulate and move forward in relationships, work and life.
(360) 358-2961 View (360) 358-2961
Photo of Fennec Clyde Oak, Mental Health Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Fennec Clyde Oak
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
No one is broken. What does it mean to be you? What are your heart’s secret longings? What are the heavy parts you carry in your body and the hopes that you have yet to speak aloud? Healing is not linear. Let us explore the winding path that is you: in the memories of your past, in your experience of the present, and in the possibilities of the future. I am a transgender-identified therapist who specializes in work with LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. In addition, I work with trauma survivors, people who have experienced othering, and people in life transitions.
No one is broken. What does it mean to be you? What are your heart’s secret longings? What are the heavy parts you carry in your body and the hopes that you have yet to speak aloud? Healing is not linear. Let us explore the winding path that is you: in the memories of your past, in your experience of the present, and in the possibilities of the future. I am a transgender-identified therapist who specializes in work with LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. In addition, I work with trauma survivors, people who have experienced othering, and people in life transitions.
(360) 835-6707 View (360) 835-6707
Photo of Mary E. Roberts, Counselor in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Mary E. Roberts
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
I specialize in supporting folks struggling with relationship issues and with major life transitions (moves, job loss, divorce, vocation and career changes, etc.). Often, depression, anxiety, trauma/complex trauma, and other mental wellness challenges show up in these areas. By working collaboratively on your counseling goals, I use research based, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and respectfully engaged approaches to understand your counseling needs and address them at a pace and in a way that's right for you.
I specialize in supporting folks struggling with relationship issues and with major life transitions (moves, job loss, divorce, vocation and career changes, etc.). Often, depression, anxiety, trauma/complex trauma, and other mental wellness challenges show up in these areas. By working collaboratively on your counseling goals, I use research based, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and respectfully engaged approaches to understand your counseling needs and address them at a pace and in a way that's right for you.
(360) 515-4906 View (360) 515-4906
Photo of Mayra Sanchez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Mayra Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
Mayra has a passion working with individuals and couples with an intention of creating a space for healing through courage and authenticity. Mayra's gentle, yet direct approach intends to create a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic experience for clients to gain insight to healing emotional wounds, to achieve growth, and to reclaim their ability to lead a happy, authentic, fulfilling life. Mayra is honored for the opportunity to join individuals on this empowering journey, as they learn new ways of thinking, doing, and being. Life can sometimes lead us to unexpected places.
Mayra has a passion working with individuals and couples with an intention of creating a space for healing through courage and authenticity. Mayra's gentle, yet direct approach intends to create a compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic experience for clients to gain insight to healing emotional wounds, to achieve growth, and to reclaim their ability to lead a happy, authentic, fulfilling life. Mayra is honored for the opportunity to join individuals on this empowering journey, as they learn new ways of thinking, doing, and being. Life can sometimes lead us to unexpected places.
(360) 531-7135 View (360) 531-7135
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Patrick Maley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501
In my work as a therapist, I rely on: compassion, creativity, curiosity, honesty, patience, kindness, and humor. I am fond of working with Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and with whatever it was Carl Whitaker was up to. I consider my practice to be an invitation to work with people of all: ages, backgrounds, identities and expressions, which in part means I work with kids and teens. My pronouns are typically he/him.
In my work as a therapist, I rely on: compassion, creativity, curiosity, honesty, patience, kindness, and humor. I am fond of working with Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and with whatever it was Carl Whitaker was up to. I consider my practice to be an invitation to work with people of all: ages, backgrounds, identities and expressions, which in part means I work with kids and teens. My pronouns are typically he/him.
(360) 763-0749 View (360) 763-0749
Photo of Hellen Mwanzia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Olympia, WA
Hellen Mwanzia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
My name is Hellen and I am here to partner with you on the journey of navigating both new and chronic stressors in life. These stressors may be trauma, loss , anxiety, depression, on going health issues that make us stuble and or to grow.
My name is Hellen and I am here to partner with you on the journey of navigating both new and chronic stressors in life. These stressors may be trauma, loss , anxiety, depression, on going health issues that make us stuble and or to grow.
(360) 317-2464 View (360) 317-2464

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Olympia, WA

70+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Downtown, Olympia, WA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
68% Grief
68% Self Esteem
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aetna
58% Regence
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Downtown, Olympia, WA see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
23% Male
12% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Olympia?

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.

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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.