Therapists in Vancouver, WA

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Photo of Kristal Mathis, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
Kristal Mathis
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MFT, CMHS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661
"The harder it is to be a teenager, the harder it is to be a parent of a teenager." Heartprints understands you want your teen to be succesful in relationships, school, and in life. We work together to give your teen the best possible chance for success. Having a healthy family takes hard work. Counseling focuses on positive changes benefiting everyone in the family.
"The harder it is to be a teenager, the harder it is to be a parent of a teenager." Heartprints understands you want your teen to be succesful in relationships, school, and in life. We work together to give your teen the best possible chance for success. Having a healthy family takes hard work. Counseling focuses on positive changes benefiting everyone in the family.
(360) 798-2058 View (360) 798-2058
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Mandy Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683  (Online Only)
UPDATE: currently have availability for telehealth sessions! Limited open spots Mondays and Tuesdays! Seeking therapy can be an exciting, scary, and/or overwhelming decision. I am here to help make that decision a positive one of personal empowerment. With respect and compassion, I work to create a comfortable and safe environment in which we can develop a therapeutic alliance and share in the journey of personal growth. Helping each client work through specific life challenges, goals, and transitions is both a privilege and a passion for me and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your journey!
UPDATE: currently have availability for telehealth sessions! Limited open spots Mondays and Tuesdays! Seeking therapy can be an exciting, scary, and/or overwhelming decision. I am here to help make that decision a positive one of personal empowerment. With respect and compassion, I work to create a comfortable and safe environment in which we can develop a therapeutic alliance and share in the journey of personal growth. Helping each client work through specific life challenges, goals, and transitions is both a privilege and a passion for me and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your journey!
(360) 492-4933 View (360) 492-4933
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Louise Fritz Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98683
Not accepting new clients
In over 25 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed a very successful growth process. It begins by my understanding the problems that brought you into therapy, and then, together, developing treatment goals that take into account those problems, your strengths and fears, and that considers the progress you have already made. Then we engage as appropriate, always staying focused on you and your goals. I enjoy and am trained in both short-term specific problem therapy and also in-depth psychodynamic therapy. I look forward to meeting with you.
In over 25 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed a very successful growth process. It begins by my understanding the problems that brought you into therapy, and then, together, developing treatment goals that take into account those problems, your strengths and fears, and that considers the progress you have already made. Then we engage as appropriate, always staying focused on you and your goals. I enjoy and am trained in both short-term specific problem therapy and also in-depth psychodynamic therapy. I look forward to meeting with you.
(360) 558-3610 View (360) 558-3610
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Katrina L Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98661
Waitlist 2 months. Healthier life means a balance in our relationships. Therapy can help by re-connecting mind, body, spirit and relationships with others. A change in one area often ties to threads in another. Brokenness in our primary relationships can disconnect family, work, community and culture. Together we can re-weave these threads through our stories about ourselves, and people around us. We can change the next chapter. What we do, who we are and what our relationships mean are all important. We need space to be unique and we also need relationships that provide closeness.
Waitlist 2 months. Healthier life means a balance in our relationships. Therapy can help by re-connecting mind, body, spirit and relationships with others. A change in one area often ties to threads in another. Brokenness in our primary relationships can disconnect family, work, community and culture. Together we can re-weave these threads through our stories about ourselves, and people around us. We can change the next chapter. What we do, who we are and what our relationships mean are all important. We need space to be unique and we also need relationships that provide closeness.
(360) 524-9351 View (360) 524-9351
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Timothy O'Brien
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
I am now twenty years in practice as a licensed mental health professional. Over that time, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in the capacity of individual, group, couples and family therapy. I worked for eleven years in the Juvenile Drug Court Program in Clackamas County as the family therapist for that program. I have knowledge in substance abuse as well as parenting issues. I self published a book called The Parent Empowerment Program in 2021 and I currently facilitate weekly parent groups in addition to providing individual and family therapy.
I am now twenty years in practice as a licensed mental health professional. Over that time, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in the capacity of individual, group, couples and family therapy. I worked for eleven years in the Juvenile Drug Court Program in Clackamas County as the family therapist for that program. I have knowledge in substance abuse as well as parenting issues. I self published a book called The Parent Empowerment Program in 2021 and I currently facilitate weekly parent groups in addition to providing individual and family therapy.
(360) 583-5552 View (360) 583-5552
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Ellie Isaacson
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed mental health therapist (in Washington and Oregon) with over 17 years of solid clinical experience helping adults who have been impacted by traumatic events, chronic illness, life transitions and grief/loss.
I am a licensed mental health therapist (in Washington and Oregon) with over 17 years of solid clinical experience helping adults who have been impacted by traumatic events, chronic illness, life transitions and grief/loss.
(360) 594-5460 View (360) 594-5460
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Emily Jackson
Counselor, MACP
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
Emily Jackson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. Emily's philosophy for therapy is collaborative and holistic. She feels therapy is a space where one can come to be fully seen, known, and accepted, but also challenged in a way that is a catalyst for growth and change to improve how they feel in relation to themselves, others, and life itself. To Emily, therapy requires a willingness to do the courageous and often difficult work to achieve change in regard to one's particular suffering.
Emily Jackson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. Emily's philosophy for therapy is collaborative and holistic. She feels therapy is a space where one can come to be fully seen, known, and accepted, but also challenged in a way that is a catalyst for growth and change to improve how they feel in relation to themselves, others, and life itself. To Emily, therapy requires a willingness to do the courageous and often difficult work to achieve change in regard to one's particular suffering.
(360) 996-1178 View (360) 996-1178
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Lawrance McClung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660
Rooted in social work principals, I am committed to helping all people recognize and embrace their inherent worth and dignity. I provide an accepting, validating, and hopeful space for people dealing with PTSD to reduce symptoms and regain confidence in their sense of safety. A transgender man myself, I provide an inclusive space for gender identity exploration and affirmation, assistance navigating gender transition, and gaining comfort as their authentic self. I offer support and skills for individuals with severe mental health conditions including Bipolar I and psychosis for symptom reduction, stabilization and maintenance.
Rooted in social work principals, I am committed to helping all people recognize and embrace their inherent worth and dignity. I provide an accepting, validating, and hopeful space for people dealing with PTSD to reduce symptoms and regain confidence in their sense of safety. A transgender man myself, I provide an inclusive space for gender identity exploration and affirmation, assistance navigating gender transition, and gaining comfort as their authentic self. I offer support and skills for individuals with severe mental health conditions including Bipolar I and psychosis for symptom reduction, stabilization and maintenance.
(360) 745-1123 View (360) 745-1123
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Jamie Watson
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
I believe in building a strong rapport with my clients by using warmth, humor, and empathy. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and ensure their needs are being met. My goal is to help others discover their strengths, learn effective coping skills, and find joy and meaning in their life. I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Strengths Based approach. I am in currently pursuing an Eating Disorder Certificate at Lewis & Clark College; expected completion date, May 2023.
I believe in building a strong rapport with my clients by using warmth, humor, and empathy. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and ensure their needs are being met. My goal is to help others discover their strengths, learn effective coping skills, and find joy and meaning in their life. I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Strengths Based approach. I am in currently pursuing an Eating Disorder Certificate at Lewis & Clark College; expected completion date, May 2023.
(360) 535-7885 View (360) 535-7885
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Nicole Ford
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662  (Online Only)
Nicole Ford is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state with over 6 years of experience within the mental health field. Nicole provides individual counseling to help establish a healthy relationship with body and mind. Nicole specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, life transitions, and trauma. Nicole's methods of treatment pull from a variety of evidence-based practices such as solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Nicole Ford is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state with over 6 years of experience within the mental health field. Nicole provides individual counseling to help establish a healthy relationship with body and mind. Nicole specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, life transitions, and trauma. Nicole's methods of treatment pull from a variety of evidence-based practices such as solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
(360) 997-4185 View (360) 997-4185
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Anna Claybaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98685  (Online Only)
You are ready to stop patterns that involve giving your power away. You are looking for more fulfillment in life and are ready to reclaim your authentic self. You are tired of feeling like everything else comes before your dreams, goals, empowerment and mental health. You who want to learn how to build more loving awareness and compassion towards yourself in order to support your best life. You are interested in learning more about what makes you who you are, how to shift out of unhealthy beliefs and figure out what’s holding you back from securing happiness and abundance for yourself. Resonate? Then, let's work together.
You are ready to stop patterns that involve giving your power away. You are looking for more fulfillment in life and are ready to reclaim your authentic self. You are tired of feeling like everything else comes before your dreams, goals, empowerment and mental health. You who want to learn how to build more loving awareness and compassion towards yourself in order to support your best life. You are interested in learning more about what makes you who you are, how to shift out of unhealthy beliefs and figure out what’s holding you back from securing happiness and abundance for yourself. Resonate? Then, let's work together.
(360) 654-7698 View (360) 654-7698
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Stephanie Cahill
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
Helping people uncover truths about themselves as we work together toward your healing and wholeness is my passion. I am experienced in collaborating with clients to challenge negative self concepts by building on existing strengths. I believe processing issues such as shame, low self worth, and identity formation does not need to be done alone, and is worth every ounce of effort. With empathy, compassion, respect, humility, and a little humor along the way, it is my strong desire to help clients overcome unhealthy emotional, thought, and behavioral patterns due to family of origin issues and/or trauma.
Helping people uncover truths about themselves as we work together toward your healing and wholeness is my passion. I am experienced in collaborating with clients to challenge negative self concepts by building on existing strengths. I believe processing issues such as shame, low self worth, and identity formation does not need to be done alone, and is worth every ounce of effort. With empathy, compassion, respect, humility, and a little humor along the way, it is my strong desire to help clients overcome unhealthy emotional, thought, and behavioral patterns due to family of origin issues and/or trauma.
(360) 703-9072 View (360) 703-9072
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Counselor, Preparation and Integration Specialist
MA
Vancouver, WA 98685
Pam has offered her depth of heart and clarity of soul in the therapeutic realm as a clinical therapist and in other therapeutic roles for over thirty years. Her impassioned career has been focused on frontline work with children, adolescents and families. Pam’s service to the emotional, mental and spiritual health of others has shifted towards guiding and coaching adults seeking meaningful transformations in their lives.
Pam has offered her depth of heart and clarity of soul in the therapeutic realm as a clinical therapist and in other therapeutic roles for over thirty years. Her impassioned career has been focused on frontline work with children, adolescents and families. Pam’s service to the emotional, mental and spiritual health of others has shifted towards guiding and coaching adults seeking meaningful transformations in their lives.
(360) 472-4841 View (360) 472-4841
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Molly Merritt
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I view therapy as a means to acquire a well-equipped toolbox of positive and healthy life skills. These skills will help the client recognize, understand, and utilize their internal power for overcoming life's many external forces that may be causing distress or dysfunction in their life. My job as a therapist is to maintain a safe, caring, and confidential environment for my clients as they embark on that journey.
I view therapy as a means to acquire a well-equipped toolbox of positive and healthy life skills. These skills will help the client recognize, understand, and utilize their internal power for overcoming life's many external forces that may be causing distress or dysfunction in their life. My job as a therapist is to maintain a safe, caring, and confidential environment for my clients as they embark on that journey.
(360) 842-0076 View (360) 842-0076
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Lacey Jones
Counselor, EdS, LMHCA, LPCA
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98660  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
First and foremost, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and a good fit. A personality match as well as the feeling that you get from talking with a counselor should be one in which you are feeling primed for openness, vulnerability, and empathy which should permeate all aspects of what we will be doing. To put it plainly, the "vibe" in which you feel when consulting with a counselor for the first time should be one in which you might describe as comforting and affirming, in whichever way you might define that, even if it's a challenge to put words around it.
First and foremost, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and a good fit. A personality match as well as the feeling that you get from talking with a counselor should be one in which you are feeling primed for openness, vulnerability, and empathy which should permeate all aspects of what we will be doing. To put it plainly, the "vibe" in which you feel when consulting with a counselor for the first time should be one in which you might describe as comforting and affirming, in whichever way you might define that, even if it's a challenge to put words around it.
(360) 685-7774 View (360) 685-7774
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Jasmine Cejna (She_Her)
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98662
Life can be as painful as it is beautiful. It's not always easy to be our true selves. I am here to support you in living life authentically and without shame - to be confident in the person you truly are. Together we can celebrate the positives and work through the challenges that life presents. I believe your personal goals can be achieved and your struggles can be overcome with support that meets your needs.
Life can be as painful as it is beautiful. It's not always easy to be our true selves. I am here to support you in living life authentically and without shame - to be confident in the person you truly are. Together we can celebrate the positives and work through the challenges that life presents. I believe your personal goals can be achieved and your struggles can be overcome with support that meets your needs.
(971) 205-7843 View (971) 205-7843
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Nicole Parsons
Counselor, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98663
I believe that something powerful happens when we are seen, heard, and equipped with dignity and support. Counseling is a transformative process that can promote healing, hope, and change as we navigate the challenges that come with being human. I approach therapy through a person-centered, narrative, and family-systems framework. This means that the therapeutic process is centered around your story, your context, and your intersecting identities. I also prioritize trauma-informed care and will work to ensure that you feel safe and empowered during our time together.
I believe that something powerful happens when we are seen, heard, and equipped with dignity and support. Counseling is a transformative process that can promote healing, hope, and change as we navigate the challenges that come with being human. I approach therapy through a person-centered, narrative, and family-systems framework. This means that the therapeutic process is centered around your story, your context, and your intersecting identities. I also prioritize trauma-informed care and will work to ensure that you feel safe and empowered during our time together.
(360) 842-0669 View (360) 842-0669
Photo of Sophia Claudson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Vancouver, WA
Sophia Claudson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
Are you struggling to cope with the transitions you are facing? Do you have difficulty connecting in your relationships? Do you find yourself unable to heal from loss? Life is often a series of gains and losses that can be difficult to navigate. I am passionate about coming alongside clients as they seek emotional, mental, relational and spiritual wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic space where my clients feel seen and heard. I am convinced that clients are the experts in their own lives. I want to help you understand yourself better, and help you achieve your goals in a way that works the best for you!
Are you struggling to cope with the transitions you are facing? Do you have difficulty connecting in your relationships? Do you find yourself unable to heal from loss? Life is often a series of gains and losses that can be difficult to navigate. I am passionate about coming alongside clients as they seek emotional, mental, relational and spiritual wellness. My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic space where my clients feel seen and heard. I am convinced that clients are the experts in their own lives. I want to help you understand yourself better, and help you achieve your goals in a way that works the best for you!
(360) 347-2136 View (360) 347-2136
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Mary Guild
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
Mary received her BA in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. She has an MA in Counseling from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. Mary has professional experience working in residential programs at Portland Rescue Mission, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and Columbia County Women's Resource Center. For the past 5 years, Mary has been in Community Mental Health in Clark County.
Mary received her BA in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. She has an MA in Counseling from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. Mary has professional experience working in residential programs at Portland Rescue Mission, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and Columbia County Women's Resource Center. For the past 5 years, Mary has been in Community Mental Health in Clark County.
(360) 763-0608 View (360) 763-0608
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Brad Peterson
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98684
I offer a unique blend of faith-based spiritual direction along with competent and experienced mental health counseling and effective treatment planning. A majority of my clients are seeking an experienced mental health therapist/relationship counselor in whom they place confidence that their most deeply-held spiritual values are understood and shared. I primarily treat Christian individuals, couples and families that are facing difficulties with anger and abuse, blended-family, sexual addiction, unfaithfulness, marital discord, or depression and anxiety, along with a variety of spiritual concerns.
I offer a unique blend of faith-based spiritual direction along with competent and experienced mental health counseling and effective treatment planning. A majority of my clients are seeking an experienced mental health therapist/relationship counselor in whom they place confidence that their most deeply-held spiritual values are understood and shared. I primarily treat Christian individuals, couples and families that are facing difficulties with anger and abuse, blended-family, sexual addiction, unfaithfulness, marital discord, or depression and anxiety, along with a variety of spiritual concerns.
(360) 234-3741 View (360) 234-3741

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Number of Therapists in Vancouver, WA

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Vancouver, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
54% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Vancouver, WA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vancouver?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.