Therapists in Highland Park, Seattle, WA

Photo of Erika Michelle Cherry, Counselor in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Erika Michelle Cherry
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
As a Black Woman raised in the South, now residing in the Pacific Northwest, I know too well the impact that some life transitions can have on identity. They leave you desperately clinging to who you’ve always been while trying to dodge who you’re now forced to become. Somewhere in the midst of the transition, you started realizing that who you’ve “always been”, was never your true identity. Now you’re grappling with confusion, a loss of direction, and the seemingly unanswerable question “who am I”? Truth is, your identity is rooted in narratives you didn’t write and they may no longer support who you are becoming.
As a Black Woman raised in the South, now residing in the Pacific Northwest, I know too well the impact that some life transitions can have on identity. They leave you desperately clinging to who you’ve always been while trying to dodge who you’re now forced to become. Somewhere in the midst of the transition, you started realizing that who you’ve “always been”, was never your true identity. Now you’re grappling with confusion, a loss of direction, and the seemingly unanswerable question “who am I”? Truth is, your identity is rooted in narratives you didn’t write and they may no longer support who you are becoming.
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Photo of Jennifer Mariko Larson, Counselor in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Jennifer Mariko Larson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Do you feel ever feel like there is something holding you back from being the best version of yourself? Whether it is living in a system of oppression, battling cycling thoughts, a life stressor that has been difficult to live with, a past trauma, or a combination, we can often feel stuck from living out our full capacity. It is my belief that we all have the ability to heal and find peace. My work centers around understanding our thought processes, our life stressors, how our body has learned to react to these thoughts and stressors, and finding meaning in this weird thing called life we have all stumbled upon.
Do you feel ever feel like there is something holding you back from being the best version of yourself? Whether it is living in a system of oppression, battling cycling thoughts, a life stressor that has been difficult to live with, a past trauma, or a combination, we can often feel stuck from living out our full capacity. It is my belief that we all have the ability to heal and find peace. My work centers around understanding our thought processes, our life stressors, how our body has learned to react to these thoughts and stressors, and finding meaning in this weird thing called life we have all stumbled upon.
(206) 395-2637 View (206) 395-2637
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Hannah Julian
MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Have you noticed a tendency to hold yourself to unrealistic expectations? Does life feel overwhelmingly heavy at times? Have your old ways of coping become less than helpful? Then you're in the right place. Therapy is an opportunity for you to explore the inner workings of your mind in a safe place, with a safe person. I hope to help you view uncomfortable emotions with curiosity and collaborate with you on how to best process your experience. By cultivating an open and honest therapeutic relationship, we can work together to help you overcome the barriers holding you back from living in line with your authentic values.
Have you noticed a tendency to hold yourself to unrealistic expectations? Does life feel overwhelmingly heavy at times? Have your old ways of coping become less than helpful? Then you're in the right place. Therapy is an opportunity for you to explore the inner workings of your mind in a safe place, with a safe person. I hope to help you view uncomfortable emotions with curiosity and collaborate with you on how to best process your experience. By cultivating an open and honest therapeutic relationship, we can work together to help you overcome the barriers holding you back from living in line with your authentic values.
(206) 558-8504 View (206) 558-8504
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Cheryl Stolz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Washington. I have considerable experience working with many issues, in both brief and long-term therapy, including life transitions, stress, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, abuse and trauma, disordered eating and body image, family and relationship issues, personality disorders, alcohol and drug issues, and thought disorders/schizophrenia. I have worked with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds including LGBTQ individuals.
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Washington. I have considerable experience working with many issues, in both brief and long-term therapy, including life transitions, stress, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, abuse and trauma, disordered eating and body image, family and relationship issues, personality disorders, alcohol and drug issues, and thought disorders/schizophrenia. I have worked with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds including LGBTQ individuals.
(206) 535-1375 View (206) 535-1375
Photo of Joan Willemain, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Joan Willemain, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CMHS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
I enjoy working with adults who are navigating complex life transitions. I also appreciate working with creative individuals., assisting them with managing anxiety and depression, and setting goals. I support individuals in exploring new ways to cope with challenging situations and relationships. I see therapy as an active and reflective partnership, a safe place to find support and learn tools for living. I provide Clinical Group and Individual Supervision to Social workers pursuing Licensure in WA State.
I enjoy working with adults who are navigating complex life transitions. I also appreciate working with creative individuals., assisting them with managing anxiety and depression, and setting goals. I support individuals in exploring new ways to cope with challenging situations and relationships. I see therapy as an active and reflective partnership, a safe place to find support and learn tools for living. I provide Clinical Group and Individual Supervision to Social workers pursuing Licensure in WA State.
(360) 583-5480 View (360) 583-5480
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Jill A Forsberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CMHS, LMFT
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
I believe Success in therapy is built on the strengths you have within. Whether you are a young child, a teen an adult or a family, I will work with you to find those strengths and use them to find the change you are looking for. I work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression and anxiety, behavior problems, school problems, and family conflict. I work with families with children of all ages. Whether working individually or with a family, I approach clinical issues from a systemic point of view.
I believe Success in therapy is built on the strengths you have within. Whether you are a young child, a teen an adult or a family, I will work with you to find those strengths and use them to find the change you are looking for. I work with individuals and families on issues ranging from depression and anxiety, behavior problems, school problems, and family conflict. I work with families with children of all ages. Whether working individually or with a family, I approach clinical issues from a systemic point of view.
(206) 745-4178 View (206) 745-4178
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Paola Faggella
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
You are worthy and you are not alone. You deserve to feel good in your thoughts and being. Sometimes things break down, or a life transition kicks us to the ground. Whatever your story is, I commend you on reaching out and supporting your mental health. Do you have lingering memories that persist and pop up at unexpected times? Are you caught in a cycle of patterns that do not serve you anymore? Do you wrestle with stagnation and belief patterns that put up roadblocks of where you want to be and how you live your life? Do you feel things so deeply or maybe are completely numb? Do you feel heavy from the burden of emotional pain?
You are worthy and you are not alone. You deserve to feel good in your thoughts and being. Sometimes things break down, or a life transition kicks us to the ground. Whatever your story is, I commend you on reaching out and supporting your mental health. Do you have lingering memories that persist and pop up at unexpected times? Are you caught in a cycle of patterns that do not serve you anymore? Do you wrestle with stagnation and belief patterns that put up roadblocks of where you want to be and how you live your life? Do you feel things so deeply or maybe are completely numb? Do you feel heavy from the burden of emotional pain?
(206) 736-2774 View (206) 736-2774
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Jeffrey W Danese
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I graduated from a M.S. mental health counseling program at Eastern Washington University in 1995, got certified and ran a private practice in Seattle from 1995 through 2003. I worked in an outpatient community clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, at retreat centers, and at a college counseling center until starting work on a PhD in Religious Studies and Psychology. I worked, studied, and lived in Europe, East Asia, and Africa before teaching 10 years at San Jose State University, so I am comfortable and confident working with very different sorts of people and I want everyone and anyone to feel welcome and at ease in my care.
I graduated from a M.S. mental health counseling program at Eastern Washington University in 1995, got certified and ran a private practice in Seattle from 1995 through 2003. I worked in an outpatient community clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, at retreat centers, and at a college counseling center until starting work on a PhD in Religious Studies and Psychology. I worked, studied, and lived in Europe, East Asia, and Africa before teaching 10 years at San Jose State University, so I am comfortable and confident working with very different sorts of people and I want everyone and anyone to feel welcome and at ease in my care.
(916) 354-6244 View (916) 354-6244
Photo of Mark F. Barone, Counselor in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Mark F. Barone
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
I can help you come back to your core; to your true and divine self. The truth and the future are that connection with and expression of the imagination, consciousness, and authentic energy with which one is born are key to living in a positive and effective way, as well as with a state of wholeness, health, wealth, joy, and enlightenment.
I can help you come back to your core; to your true and divine self. The truth and the future are that connection with and expression of the imagination, consciousness, and authentic energy with which one is born are key to living in a positive and effective way, as well as with a state of wholeness, health, wealth, joy, and enlightenment.
(206) 489-3197 View (206) 489-3197
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Hirsch Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
I've over 20 years experience helping couples and individuals with relationship issues, depression, sexual issues, including porn and sex addiction, and stress management. I have a holistic approach, helping clients examine what they do from when they awake to when they go to bed - what is helpful for their growth and well-being and what would be a better way to handle the challenges of their lives. Life is very challenging. It can be a hard school. Give yourself the gift of receiving compassionate, straightforward guidance.
I've over 20 years experience helping couples and individuals with relationship issues, depression, sexual issues, including porn and sex addiction, and stress management. I have a holistic approach, helping clients examine what they do from when they awake to when they go to bed - what is helpful for their growth and well-being and what would be a better way to handle the challenges of their lives. Life is very challenging. It can be a hard school. Give yourself the gift of receiving compassionate, straightforward guidance.
(844) 938-0994 View (844) 938-0994
Photo of Jessie Thuy Brooks-Janzen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Jessie Thuy Brooks-Janzen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
As the partner affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one, you often find yourself asking what you can do to help them? You have tried many approaches, but none have been long-lasting. Your loved one's addictive behavior is unpredictable, and you are fearful it might get worse. You love your partner, but not their addictive behavior. Reaching out for help can be scary, as you want to be sure that you find a counselor that you can connect with and one that understands addictive behavior.
As the partner affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one, you often find yourself asking what you can do to help them? You have tried many approaches, but none have been long-lasting. Your loved one's addictive behavior is unpredictable, and you are fearful it might get worse. You love your partner, but not their addictive behavior. Reaching out for help can be scary, as you want to be sure that you find a counselor that you can connect with and one that understands addictive behavior.
(206) 717-8536 View (206) 717-8536
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Niashay Whitaker
Counselor, LMHC , MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
I aim to provide a supportive, judgement free environment. As my client, your wants and needs will become a priority. As a team we will work together to reach your goals. I work hard to understand my clients worldview while also maintaining the ability to share outside perspective. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to live a fulfilling life. If you are searching for support, healing, understanding, perspective, or challenge I would love to help you with your journey.
(206) 203-9492 View (206) 203-9492
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Mali Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We have all experienced times when life seems challenging... a period of transition, ongoing struggles with anxiety or depression, or a loss that turns our world upside down. In our darkest moments, there can be no greater consolation than the gift of companionship on our journey through pain. Everyone longs to feel connection, to be freed from our isolation; we long for relationship. And in these moments, you may benefit from the help of a counselor. No matter where you find yourself in your life journey, I can promise that you will be welcome in my office, and together we will work towards healing.
We have all experienced times when life seems challenging... a period of transition, ongoing struggles with anxiety or depression, or a loss that turns our world upside down. In our darkest moments, there can be no greater consolation than the gift of companionship on our journey through pain. Everyone longs to feel connection, to be freed from our isolation; we long for relationship. And in these moments, you may benefit from the help of a counselor. No matter where you find yourself in your life journey, I can promise that you will be welcome in my office, and together we will work towards healing.
(253) 444-4250 View (253) 444-4250
Photo of Judith Vanessa Hutton Levenson, Counselor in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Judith Vanessa Hutton Levenson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
I have learned almost everything of importance about mental health from working with my patients. Though I consider that I had excellent training, as with many things in life, nothing prepared me for the intensity of my patients' life-stories. It was a trial by immersion, but as with such journeys, it was also one of discovery. Patients set before me stories of grief, longing, despair, addiction, obsession, but also of surprise, joy, and abundance. At times, they were overtaken by the force of events swirling around them, losing their bearings and sense of agency.
I have learned almost everything of importance about mental health from working with my patients. Though I consider that I had excellent training, as with many things in life, nothing prepared me for the intensity of my patients' life-stories. It was a trial by immersion, but as with such journeys, it was also one of discovery. Patients set before me stories of grief, longing, despair, addiction, obsession, but also of surprise, joy, and abundance. At times, they were overtaken by the force of events swirling around them, losing their bearings and sense of agency.
(206) 203-3595 View (206) 203-3595
Photo of Khloe Clawson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Highland Park, Seattle, WA
Khloe Clawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
I work with individuals facing challenges with trauma, self-esteem, relationships, and long term, social, and transition-based anxiety. Additionally, I specialize in ADHD, OCD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. I provide a supportive environment for clients to practice skills designed to enhance personal, relational, and professional satisfaction.
I work with individuals facing challenges with trauma, self-esteem, relationships, and long term, social, and transition-based anxiety. Additionally, I specialize in ADHD, OCD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. I provide a supportive environment for clients to practice skills designed to enhance personal, relational, and professional satisfaction.
(206) 829-6651 View (206) 829-6651
Leigh Brown
DO
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
Dr. Leigh Brown received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa, followed by psychiatry residency at Washington University in St. Louis. For the past 3 years, Dr. Brown has been on the faculty at UT Dell Medical School in Austin, TX, where she was an Assistant Professor providing inpatient care and was also a member of the ECT team.
Dr. Leigh Brown received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She attended medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa, followed by psychiatry residency at Washington University in St. Louis. For the past 3 years, Dr. Brown has been on the faculty at UT Dell Medical School in Austin, TX, where she was an Assistant Professor providing inpatient care and was also a member of the ECT team.
(206) 203-5939 View (206) 203-5939
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Michelle Ann Finley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples and families from a strengths-based, relational, collaborative, and multicultural approach. My specialties cover a variety of clinical issues that include trauma and loss, relational and family distress, anxiety, depression, and personal wellness. I specialize in working with trauma and abuse survivors, LGBTQ clients, couples, and adolescents and their families. I am sensitive to clients' spiritual and religious perspectives and work to incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process to the extent they wish. Further, I privilege the role of attachment, bonding, and emotion when working with clients, particularly when struggling with relational distress or trauma.
I work with individuals, couples and families from a strengths-based, relational, collaborative, and multicultural approach. My specialties cover a variety of clinical issues that include trauma and loss, relational and family distress, anxiety, depression, and personal wellness. I specialize in working with trauma and abuse survivors, LGBTQ clients, couples, and adolescents and their families. I am sensitive to clients' spiritual and religious perspectives and work to incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process to the extent they wish. Further, I privilege the role of attachment, bonding, and emotion when working with clients, particularly when struggling with relational distress or trauma.
(206) 203-2048 View (206) 203-2048
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Benjamin R Dobbeck
Psychologist
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
I am a psychologist who believes that if something isn't working, try something different! I try to create an atmosphere for growth that is warm, kind and challenging. I do my best to steer clear of "psychobabble" and offer tools for change that are easily understood and practical. Whether the issues are emotional, relational or social, you'll find a safe place to do the necessary work to grow.
I am a psychologist who believes that if something isn't working, try something different! I try to create an atmosphere for growth that is warm, kind and challenging. I do my best to steer clear of "psychobabble" and offer tools for change that are easily understood and practical. Whether the issues are emotional, relational or social, you'll find a safe place to do the necessary work to grow.
(206) 966-6924 View (206) 966-6924
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Richard Packard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106
Waitlist for new clients
With over 30 years of experience helping people with a wide variety of psychological problems, there's a very good chance I can help you, too. As a scientist-practitioner, my job is to bring the findings of psychological science to helping people with real-world problems. As such, it's important to keep a focus on what it is you're trying to change and then apply scientifically validated methods to help you reach your goals.
With over 30 years of experience helping people with a wide variety of psychological problems, there's a very good chance I can help you, too. As a scientist-practitioner, my job is to bring the findings of psychological science to helping people with real-world problems. As such, it's important to keep a focus on what it is you're trying to change and then apply scientifically validated methods to help you reach your goals.
(206) 535-1758 View (206) 535-1758
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Thomas J Auflick
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, Seattle, WA 98106  (Online Only)
Relationship is the key word in my background, having to help people find connection between personal and professional, romance and friendship, and physical and spiritual aspects of life and self. This leads down an existential path driven by exploration of your suffering and how to be with it. In my work, I am analytical, patient and kind to discovering strengths and stability.
Relationship is the key word in my background, having to help people find connection between personal and professional, romance and friendship, and physical and spiritual aspects of life and self. This leads down an existential path driven by exploration of your suffering and how to be with it. In my work, I am analytical, patient and kind to discovering strengths and stability.
(206) 569-6951 View (206) 569-6951

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Highland Park, Seattle, WA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Highland Park, Seattle, WA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Premera
60% Regence
51% Aetna

How Therapists in Highland Park, Seattle, WA see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Highland Park, Seattle?

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.