Therapists in Menomonie, WI

Photo of Chelsea Ann Morgan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Menomonie, WI
Chelsea Ann Morgan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-IT
Menomonie, WI 54751  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children, adolescents, families and aging adults. I have worked with clients in the school, home, office and nursing home settings. I understand that every client has a different amount of experience in therapy or the mental health realm and it is my job to help mold their counseling journey to be a positive one. I enjoy helping clients find creative coping skills and forms of self-care. Together we can find new ways of re-framing and processing their triggers, symptoms and stressors. I appreciate working with clients who enjoy trying a variety of methods in a therapeutic space.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, families and aging adults. I have worked with clients in the school, home, office and nursing home settings. I understand that every client has a different amount of experience in therapy or the mental health realm and it is my job to help mold their counseling journey to be a positive one. I enjoy helping clients find creative coping skills and forms of self-care. Together we can find new ways of re-framing and processing their triggers, symptoms and stressors. I appreciate working with clients who enjoy trying a variety of methods in a therapeutic space.
(715) 953-4122 View (715) 953-4122
Photo of Katie Zellner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Menomonie, WI
Katie Zellner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
If you have ever found yourself stuck, having a hard time moving forward, or you seem to be repeating patterns that are no longer working for you, I can help raise awareness and empower you to make change. If your emotions are difficult to manage, you feel overwhelmed, or are unsure how to feel better, I can help give guidance, resolve deep hurts, and stand with you in that pain until we can move forward together. If you are unsure what you want or need out of therapy, I can help educate and provide the best possible experience. There is no wrong reason to seek therapy. Regardless of the reason I am simply here to help.
If you have ever found yourself stuck, having a hard time moving forward, or you seem to be repeating patterns that are no longer working for you, I can help raise awareness and empower you to make change. If your emotions are difficult to manage, you feel overwhelmed, or are unsure how to feel better, I can help give guidance, resolve deep hurts, and stand with you in that pain until we can move forward together. If you are unsure what you want or need out of therapy, I can help educate and provide the best possible experience. There is no wrong reason to seek therapy. Regardless of the reason I am simply here to help.
(715) 602-1929 View (715) 602-1929
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Sarah J Shonts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Are you anxious, depressed, or simply worn out? Do you feel alone? Do you live with regret or fear of what lies ahead? Are you surviving rather than thriving in your relationships? I would love to help. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and am delighted to find myself in a career that is a calling, not a job. I experience great joy in walking alongside you as you reclaim or find your own strengths for the first time to lean into life’s challenges, resulting in enriched living and enhanced relationships.
Are you anxious, depressed, or simply worn out? Do you feel alone? Do you live with regret or fear of what lies ahead? Are you surviving rather than thriving in your relationships? I would love to help. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and am delighted to find myself in a career that is a calling, not a job. I experience great joy in walking alongside you as you reclaim or find your own strengths for the first time to lean into life’s challenges, resulting in enriched living and enhanced relationships.
(534) 400-4172 View (534) 400-4172
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Coltan Schoenike
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LAMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Menomonie, WI 54751
Waitlist for new clients
Growing up in a small, midwestern town, I came to realize that we don't get nearly enough information on how to properly engage with one another in our relationships in healthy and fulfilling ways. As a queer and trans person, the lack of information was exponentially worse. As a therapist, I want to be there for people who recognize this and want to have better relationships with others and with themselves. I also want to be there especially for my fellow queer and transgender people given how lonely I felt thinking that there were no therapists like me. While I didn't get that, I want to BE that for others.
Growing up in a small, midwestern town, I came to realize that we don't get nearly enough information on how to properly engage with one another in our relationships in healthy and fulfilling ways. As a queer and trans person, the lack of information was exponentially worse. As a therapist, I want to be there for people who recognize this and want to have better relationships with others and with themselves. I also want to be there especially for my fellow queer and transgender people given how lonely I felt thinking that there were no therapists like me. While I didn't get that, I want to BE that for others.
(715) 240-4944 View (715) 240-4944
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Melissa Will
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
As a feminist psychologist, I work with clients to collaboratively reach their goals. I have worked with a variety of clients across the gender and sexual identity spectrum, folks with disordered eating, and those in midst of big life transitions. Major areas of interest include identity development, interpersonal relations, anxiety/depression, and esteem.
As a feminist psychologist, I work with clients to collaboratively reach their goals. I have worked with a variety of clients across the gender and sexual identity spectrum, folks with disordered eating, and those in midst of big life transitions. Major areas of interest include identity development, interpersonal relations, anxiety/depression, and esteem.
(715) 962-8209 View (715) 962-8209
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Jacob Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT-IT
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents in navigating mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relational concerns. I have special interest in assisting adolescents and adults work through trauma, emotional dysregulation, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, relational concerns and attachment wounds. I believe clients are experts in their own lives and know what changes they wish to make. I enjoy supporting clients in this way by helping them identify their own individual strengths. I strive to provide a safe and open environment that will encourage clients to make the changes they wish to make
I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents in navigating mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relational concerns. I have special interest in assisting adolescents and adults work through trauma, emotional dysregulation, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, relational concerns and attachment wounds. I believe clients are experts in their own lives and know what changes they wish to make. I enjoy supporting clients in this way by helping them identify their own individual strengths. I strive to provide a safe and open environment that will encourage clients to make the changes they wish to make
(715) 382-9851 View (715) 382-9851
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Here Now to Help LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Are you confused, scared, misunderstood, or miserable? No one listens? Are you disrespected? Feeling tired, bored and hopeless? Do others complain about your anger, your drug use? I am Ron Welsch, LMFT, and I’m Here Now to Help. I bring to the counseling experience a lifetime of living and learning in the working world and four years of professional experience with a wide range of family situations, including, nuclear, blended, single; families with addiction, abuse,violence, ADHD, CPTSD, personality disorders; immigrant families, families with truancy and incarceration, families facing death and recovering from distress.
Are you confused, scared, misunderstood, or miserable? No one listens? Are you disrespected? Feeling tired, bored and hopeless? Do others complain about your anger, your drug use? I am Ron Welsch, LMFT, and I’m Here Now to Help. I bring to the counseling experience a lifetime of living and learning in the working world and four years of professional experience with a wide range of family situations, including, nuclear, blended, single; families with addiction, abuse,violence, ADHD, CPTSD, personality disorders; immigrant families, families with truancy and incarceration, families facing death and recovering from distress.
(833) 384-1905 View (833) 384-1905
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Erin Mabry-Hilleshiem
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Menomonie, WI 54751
Do you feel like you are carrying a heavy burden? Do you have a sense that something is holding you back? Are you ready to face the thing you have been avoiding? If so, we might be a good fit! In therapy, we will explore the past and current influences on your mental health with a curious and nonjudgmental mindset. We'll work together to identify what is holding you back and what is helping you grow. Through evidence based interventions, we will process through painful memories, address current symptoms, and envision the life you want to live. As your pain alleviates, we will continue to develop skills to help you thrive!
Do you feel like you are carrying a heavy burden? Do you have a sense that something is holding you back? Are you ready to face the thing you have been avoiding? If so, we might be a good fit! In therapy, we will explore the past and current influences on your mental health with a curious and nonjudgmental mindset. We'll work together to identify what is holding you back and what is helping you grow. Through evidence based interventions, we will process through painful memories, address current symptoms, and envision the life you want to live. As your pain alleviates, we will continue to develop skills to help you thrive!
(715) 600-2784 View (715) 600-2784
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Kiersten Buck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Are you feeling confused about why you behave and respond the way you do? Do you want to better understand how your past experiences are impacting your present? Do you want to make changes, but aren’t sure where to start? If so, you have come to the right place, and I’m here to help.
Are you feeling confused about why you behave and respond the way you do? Do you want to better understand how your past experiences are impacting your present? Do you want to make changes, but aren’t sure where to start? If so, you have come to the right place, and I’m here to help.
(715) 569-8255 View (715) 569-8255
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Diana Stafford, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCSW, RYT 500
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Change moves through all of us. Our essence is to have compassion, joy and well-being. I believe that all people have the capacity to heal, grow, and have quality lives.I work closely and intimately with clients to achieve the differences that they want. What I believe works is to be completely present with people as they look for changes and then to integrate those solutions in daily life. Therapy isn't about just about what happens in the counseling office. It is also about what unfolds in one's day, one's family, one's relationships. Together we create how.
Change moves through all of us. Our essence is to have compassion, joy and well-being. I believe that all people have the capacity to heal, grow, and have quality lives.I work closely and intimately with clients to achieve the differences that they want. What I believe works is to be completely present with people as they look for changes and then to integrate those solutions in daily life. Therapy isn't about just about what happens in the counseling office. It is also about what unfolds in one's day, one's family, one's relationships. Together we create how.
(715) 301-0513 View (715) 301-0513
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Erik Feia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Menomonie, WI 54751
I enjoy working with adults and adolescents through individual and family counseling. I personalize my approach to meet the individual needs of each person I work with.
I enjoy working with adults and adolescents through individual and family counseling. I personalize my approach to meet the individual needs of each person I work with.
(715) 309-5787 View (715) 309-5787
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Jodi Bright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Menomonie, WI 54751
Waitlist for new clients
Life can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and the world around us, which can lead to difficult feelings like fear, sadness, shame, and confusion. Therapy provides space to explore and understand barriers to connection and to identify how to address them.
Life can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and the world around us, which can lead to difficult feelings like fear, sadness, shame, and confusion. Therapy provides space to explore and understand barriers to connection and to identify how to address them.
(715) 502-2823 View (715) 502-2823
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Karis Johns Heartfelt Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
We have all felt the rumblings and eruptions of change in our personal and collective world the last few years. It is in compassionate and dynamic response to these changes that I have evolved in my practice as well. It is my great privilege and honor to serve those who are yearning for a spiritual component to guide and illuminate their personal and relational therapeutic work. It is my clinical and personal perspective that when we embrace our own deeply personal divine gifts, the potential for living a life of meaning and purpose arises. As we embrace the change within ourselves, we become the change our world so needs now.
We have all felt the rumblings and eruptions of change in our personal and collective world the last few years. It is in compassionate and dynamic response to these changes that I have evolved in my practice as well. It is my great privilege and honor to serve those who are yearning for a spiritual component to guide and illuminate their personal and relational therapeutic work. It is my clinical and personal perspective that when we embrace our own deeply personal divine gifts, the potential for living a life of meaning and purpose arises. As we embrace the change within ourselves, we become the change our world so needs now.
(534) 400-1656 View (534) 400-1656
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Shauna Putzy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
I have a passion and commitment to assist individuals lead a happier healthier life. My goal is to focus on the overall health and wellness of each person I meet to allow for personal growth and understanding. I have specialized training in areas of anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, crisis intervention, life transitions and work/life stress. I use an open and non-judgemental approach to assist with finding solutions. I am also currently a doctoral student of clinical psychology. I decided to further my education to assist others in a greater capacity.
I have a passion and commitment to assist individuals lead a happier healthier life. My goal is to focus on the overall health and wellness of each person I meet to allow for personal growth and understanding. I have specialized training in areas of anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, crisis intervention, life transitions and work/life stress. I use an open and non-judgemental approach to assist with finding solutions. I am also currently a doctoral student of clinical psychology. I decided to further my education to assist others in a greater capacity.
(715) 318-1710 View (715) 318-1710
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Grace Grambort
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Hello! My name is Grace and I am licensed in the state of Wisconsin as an LPC. I enjoy working with adults and a few teenagers that are wanting to improve their quality of life and mental health through individual psychotherapy. I treat a host of diagnoses, including anxiety and depressive disorders, and disorders associated with trauma. I have additional training in treating eating disorders and substance use disorders.
Hello! My name is Grace and I am licensed in the state of Wisconsin as an LPC. I enjoy working with adults and a few teenagers that are wanting to improve their quality of life and mental health through individual psychotherapy. I treat a host of diagnoses, including anxiety and depressive disorders, and disorders associated with trauma. I have additional training in treating eating disorders and substance use disorders.
(715) 322-3104 View (715) 322-3104
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Caitlin Tracy Connelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Are you struggling with beliefs of "not being good enough", feeling guilty, sad, lonely, angry or worried often and don't know why? You are not alone. I’m passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults going through major life events or transitions. By learning to understand yourself better, seeking new perspectives and focusing on your own unique strengths, I know you are capable of living a healthier and more meaningful life. I strive to provide a safe, accepting, and warm environment to allow for self discovery, increased self awareness, and healing from your painful past. Invest in yourself, you deserve it.
Are you struggling with beliefs of "not being good enough", feeling guilty, sad, lonely, angry or worried often and don't know why? You are not alone. I’m passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults going through major life events or transitions. By learning to understand yourself better, seeking new perspectives and focusing on your own unique strengths, I know you are capable of living a healthier and more meaningful life. I strive to provide a safe, accepting, and warm environment to allow for self discovery, increased self awareness, and healing from your painful past. Invest in yourself, you deserve it.
(534) 248-4867 View (534) 248-4867
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Healing Art Eau Claire
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Waitlist for new clients
Are you or a loved one feeling disconnected from your/their true self? I use art and creativity to help clients heal from difficult experiences and reconnect with life. As a trained art therapist, I work with individuals of all ages using a variety of art media and psychological understanding, to become more engaged, resolve past challenges and feel less anxious and depressed. Art therapy uses meaningful expression to extend beyond words alone and develop a stronger more resilient self.
Are you or a loved one feeling disconnected from your/their true self? I use art and creativity to help clients heal from difficult experiences and reconnect with life. As a trained art therapist, I work with individuals of all ages using a variety of art media and psychological understanding, to become more engaged, resolve past challenges and feel less anxious and depressed. Art therapy uses meaningful expression to extend beyond words alone and develop a stronger more resilient self.
(715) 240-4712 View (715) 240-4712
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Kendra Dale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with adults of various ages, couples and children struggling with life transitions, grief, loss, aging, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I believe we experience grief and pain in all situations in life. Whether you are struggling with a recent death of loved one, experiencing a life change, or have experienced trauma, we learn to adapt and cope with our pain. Often, the way we learned to cope with our pain no longer works for us, and we may feel struck, not knowing how to help ourselves change. I strive to offer clients a person-centered approach toward healing and their desired change.
I have a passion for working with adults of various ages, couples and children struggling with life transitions, grief, loss, aging, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I believe we experience grief and pain in all situations in life. Whether you are struggling with a recent death of loved one, experiencing a life change, or have experienced trauma, we learn to adapt and cope with our pain. Often, the way we learned to cope with our pain no longer works for us, and we may feel struck, not knowing how to help ourselves change. I strive to offer clients a person-centered approach toward healing and their desired change.
(715) 496-6311 View (715) 496-6311
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Stephanie Hurlburt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Do you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future? Are you feeling emotionally or mentally disconnected with yourself or in your relationships? Or maybe (if you're really being honest) there's a gap between what you know to be true about your Christian faith and what you actually believe in your heart? Stress and trauma can leave us feeling disconnected in so many ways. As a Christian therapist specializing in trauma, I help clients understand the deep impacts of trauma, while also supporting them in rebuilding a healthy connection with their body, soul, and spirit.
Do you find yourself dwelling on the past or worrying about the future? Are you feeling emotionally or mentally disconnected with yourself or in your relationships? Or maybe (if you're really being honest) there's a gap between what you know to be true about your Christian faith and what you actually believe in your heart? Stress and trauma can leave us feeling disconnected in so many ways. As a Christian therapist specializing in trauma, I help clients understand the deep impacts of trauma, while also supporting them in rebuilding a healthy connection with their body, soul, and spirit.
(715) 500-4611 View (715) 500-4611
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Sara Bowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Menomonie, WI 54751
Now expanding to offer virtual night therapy! Feeling overwhelmed, over stimulated, and stuck? Burdened by the weight of expectations as a partner, parent, friend, and worker? It can be hard to find balance in our world right now. If you feel like you have to fit into a mold that doesn’t truly represent you, then the journey to transformation begins here. Your loved ones, your career, and most importantly, you, deserve the best version of yourself! We will work together to manage overwhelm and stress, rediscover your authenticity, build nurturing relationships, and achieve equilibrium by finding balance and reducing the mental load.
Now expanding to offer virtual night therapy! Feeling overwhelmed, over stimulated, and stuck? Burdened by the weight of expectations as a partner, parent, friend, and worker? It can be hard to find balance in our world right now. If you feel like you have to fit into a mold that doesn’t truly represent you, then the journey to transformation begins here. Your loved ones, your career, and most importantly, you, deserve the best version of yourself! We will work together to manage overwhelm and stress, rediscover your authenticity, build nurturing relationships, and achieve equilibrium by finding balance and reducing the mental load.
(715) 318-0420 View (715) 318-0420

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Number of Therapists in Menomonie, WI

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Menomonie, WI who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
76% Life Transitions
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
60% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Medica
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Optum

How Therapists in Menomonie, WI see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
15% Male
10% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Menomonie?

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.