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Julia Burbano

Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60640

I have worked with various children, teens, and families exhibiting diagnoses related to anxiety, depression, stress/life events, behavioral changes or challenges, family dynamics, parent-child communication, self harm or self injurious behaviors. During our time together, we will learn what treatment modalities will work best for you while also incorporating a developmentally appropriate intervention. I believe every child and family has their own story and I look forward to hearing each individual’s perspective and translating that into our therapeutic space!

I have worked with various children, teens, and families exhibiting diagnoses related to anxiety, depression, stress/life events, behavioral changes or challenges, family dynamics, parent-child communication, self harm or self injurious behaviors. During our time together, we will learn what treatment modalities will work best for you while also incorporating a developmentally appropriate intervention. I believe every child and family has their own story and I look forward to hearing each individual’s perspective and translating that into our therapeutic space!

(872) 313-5220

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Erik Lees

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60618

It's hard to read a paragraph, look at a photo, and then decide who is worth trusting with the most intimate and difficult parts of your life. To help make things easier, I offer a free 30 minute consult. As you read on, I hope my method and experience will be a good match for you. Therapy can play a crucial role in helping with problems in relationships, at home, and at work. During my five years in mental health, I've helped young adults find meaning in their lives, traumatized people talk about their issues for the first time, and anxious people communicate more openly to their partners.

It's hard to read a paragraph, look at a photo, and then decide who is worth trusting with the most intimate and difficult parts of your life. To help make things easier, I offer a free 30 minute consult. As you read on, I hope my method and experience will be a good match for you. Therapy can play a crucial role in helping with problems in relationships, at home, and at work. During my five years in mental health, I've helped young adults find meaning in their lives, traumatized people talk about their issues for the first time, and anxious people communicate more openly to their partners.

(773) 825-9534

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Gina Grigas

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60606 (Online Only)

I have extensive experience in crisis services and outpatient treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and life transitions. We will work collaboratively to foster a positive relationship and help you develop the language and skills to manage all of life's challenges. I am passionate about everyone finding their place in this world and creating meaningful connections. Life is not easy but we can get through this together.

I have extensive experience in crisis services and outpatient treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and life transitions. We will work collaboratively to foster a positive relationship and help you develop the language and skills to manage all of life's challenges. I am passionate about everyone finding their place in this world and creating meaningful connections. Life is not easy but we can get through this together.

(224) 218-5496

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Christine Collins

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Verified Verified

8 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60610

It is my goal as a therapist to create a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental relationship with you. I work with adults of all ages, and I focus on your strengths to move you towards the future you desire. I specialize in helping individuals navigate their way to sobriety, I understand that it takes time for behavior change and inner healing. I also work with other disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders which may or may not present with addiction concerns. I integrate spirituality and Christian perspectives when requested.

It is my goal as a therapist to create a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental relationship with you. I work with adults of all ages, and I focus on your strengths to move you towards the future you desire. I specialize in helping individuals navigate their way to sobriety, I understand that it takes time for behavior change and inner healing. I also work with other disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders which may or may not present with addiction concerns. I integrate spirituality and Christian perspectives when requested.

(872) 241-2189

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Erinn Williams

Counselor, LCPC, CST

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60602

Sometimes life stress piles up and we find ourselves needing to talk things through with someone. Starting or returning to therapy is a courageous step so it’s important to find the right therapist. I work with people who may be struggling with anxiety at work or in relationships, emotional pain from the past, struggles with sex and intimacy, and navigating life transitions. Often times my clients want to see changes take shape in their life. These changes may look like feeling more confident and self-assured, more present with the people they care most about, enjoying a more fulfilling sex life, and a sense of self-mastery.

Sometimes life stress piles up and we find ourselves needing to talk things through with someone. Starting or returning to therapy is a courageous step so it’s important to find the right therapist. I work with people who may be struggling with anxiety at work or in relationships, emotional pain from the past, struggles with sex and intimacy, and navigating life transitions. Often times my clients want to see changes take shape in their life. These changes may look like feeling more confident and self-assured, more present with the people they care most about, enjoying a more fulfilling sex life, and a sense of self-mastery.

(312) 278-3679 x100

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Amy Strausberger

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60622

Amy holds a master’s degree and is a licensed professional counselor. She comes to WCC with 17 years of experience and is descried as supportive and honest. Amy hopes to meet guests where they are and was inspired to become a therapist after having worked with people in a shelter, providing them dignity and hope. Amy’s approach to therapy is person centered and she hopes to build from people’s strengths by displaying compassion and respect for every guest with whom she works. Amy hopes to help people overcome struggles so that they can become their best selves. She hopes to provide support and help guests develop coping skills.

Amy holds a master’s degree and is a licensed professional counselor. She comes to WCC with 17 years of experience and is descried as supportive and honest. Amy hopes to meet guests where they are and was inspired to become a therapist after having worked with people in a shelter, providing them dignity and hope. Amy’s approach to therapy is person centered and she hopes to build from people’s strengths by displaying compassion and respect for every guest with whom she works. Amy hopes to help people overcome struggles so that they can become their best selves. She hopes to provide support and help guests develop coping skills.

(773) 832-5088

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Hana Crnovrsanin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60647

Hana Crnovrsanin is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. She has a MA in Social Work from The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work and a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from North Park University. Hana has personally experienced a variety of difficult life circ*mstances and conditions that placed her in a position to understand, validate, and create a safe space for individuals to not only express their current life stressors but to also have them understood.

Hana Crnovrsanin is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. She has a MA in Social Work from The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work and a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from North Park University. Hana has personally experienced a variety of difficult life circ*mstances and conditions that placed her in a position to understand, validate, and create a safe space for individuals to not only express their current life stressors but to also have them understood.

(773) 974-6854

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Dalia Chavez

Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60625

Not accepting new clients

I provide individual, couple, and family therapy and work with individuals from various backgrounds and orientations. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management, childhood trauma, grief, PTSD, life transitions, ADHD, emotional support for parents, self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, and assertiveness training.

I provide individual, couple, and family therapy and work with individuals from various backgrounds and orientations. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management, childhood trauma, grief, PTSD, life transitions, ADHD, emotional support for parents, self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, and assertiveness training.

(773) 916-5643

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Amy Ransdell

Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601

The things that life throws at us can be so difficult - and without genuine, empathetic, and reliable support, that change may feel almost impossible to maneuver through. I foster a therapeutic environment of comfort and honesty so that we can work together as our full selves, to conquer some of those small goals you may have, and some of those goals that you're just not sure how to put into words. I enjoy using trauma informed, solution focused interventions to assist individuals in identifying barriers for growth and better effectively cope with painful thoughts/emotions.

The things that life throws at us can be so difficult - and without genuine, empathetic, and reliable support, that change may feel almost impossible to maneuver through. I foster a therapeutic environment of comfort and honesty so that we can work together as our full selves, to conquer some of those small goals you may have, and some of those goals that you're just not sure how to put into words. I enjoy using trauma informed, solution focused interventions to assist individuals in identifying barriers for growth and better effectively cope with painful thoughts/emotions.

(312) 284-3271

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Tobi Wyld

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601 (Online Only)

Are you or your teen struggling with navigating your identity? Have you experienced trauma, bullying, communication issues, self-harm, or suicidal ideation? Has your gender and/or sexuality impacted your mental health and you are wanting to learn how to embrace your most authentic self? Knowing how to navigate your own identity, or knowing how to support your child as they discover parts of who they are, can be a scary process. In order to embrace authenticity we need safety, security, and an ability to communicate. We will work together on finding healing, cultivating healthy communication, and creating a sense of safety.

Are you or your teen struggling with navigating your identity? Have you experienced trauma, bullying, communication issues, self-harm, or suicidal ideation? Has your gender and/or sexuality impacted your mental health and you are wanting to learn how to embrace your most authentic self? Knowing how to navigate your own identity, or knowing how to support your child as they discover parts of who they are, can be a scary process. In order to embrace authenticity we need safety, security, and an ability to communicate. We will work together on finding healing, cultivating healthy communication, and creating a sense of safety.

(872) 266-7922

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Tony Peters

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60657

I believe the catalyst for change lies in acknowledging aspects of your life that no longer serve you. This recognition, along with a genuine desire for change, provides the foundation for your collaborative journey. Drawing on diverse perspectives and each person's unique experience, my role is to guide you toward not just believing but envisioning the effectiveness of the solutions we co-create. Together, we'll identify a path toward meaningful and sustainable change with clear goals and tangible steps, where you feel empowered to take action.

I believe the catalyst for change lies in acknowledging aspects of your life that no longer serve you. This recognition, along with a genuine desire for change, provides the foundation for your collaborative journey. Drawing on diverse perspectives and each person's unique experience, my role is to guide you toward not just believing but envisioning the effectiveness of the solutions we co-create. Together, we'll identify a path toward meaningful and sustainable change with clear goals and tangible steps, where you feel empowered to take action.

(872) 901-7399 x10

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Gina Powell

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified Verified

4 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60601

My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic, non-judgmental and tailored to each client. I work with clients to build awareness of the patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their growth. I use humanistic and relational approaches to connect with clients to help them find their unique purpose and motivation in life. My goal in treatment is to help individuals cope with and process life’s challenges, losses and transitions. Change is inevitable throughout life, and I believe that once accepted, positive growth can occur.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic, non-judgmental and tailored to each client. I work with clients to build awareness of the patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their growth. I use humanistic and relational approaches to connect with clients to help them find their unique purpose and motivation in life. My goal in treatment is to help individuals cope with and process life’s challenges, losses and transitions. Change is inevitable throughout life, and I believe that once accepted, positive growth can occur.

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Anastasia Nadine Zacour

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60605 (Online Only)

Childhood experiences have a huge impact on who we become as adults and are often the root of our pain. Therapy allows you to start untangling your past to see how it connects to your present. The things you need to heal, are already within you. I offer both solution-focused interventions aimed at easing your emotional discomfort and long-term depth work to discover what's at the bottom of that discomfort. I create a safe, accepting space for you to come as you are, while helping you identify how you want to grow. While relationships are often the source of our pain, they are also the source of our healing.

Childhood experiences have a huge impact on who we become as adults and are often the root of our pain. Therapy allows you to start untangling your past to see how it connects to your present. The things you need to heal, are already within you. I offer both solution-focused interventions aimed at easing your emotional discomfort and long-term depth work to discover what's at the bottom of that discomfort. I create a safe, accepting space for you to come as you are, while helping you identify how you want to grow. While relationships are often the source of our pain, they are also the source of our healing.

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Sheila N Nissim

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60640

Therapy improves relationships and helps people experience more freedom, fulfillment and joy. My work is to partner with clients to gain and strengthen self awareness, and to explore underlying fears and struggles that keep us stuck. All of us go through periods of mild to extreme anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, unmet goals, procrastination and career dissatisfaction. In addition to experiencing ongoing issues, we all struggle during major life transitions like the loss of a loved one, a move, the birth of a child, starting/ending a relationship, retirement, and losses related to aging/illness.

Therapy improves relationships and helps people experience more freedom, fulfillment and joy. My work is to partner with clients to gain and strengthen self awareness, and to explore underlying fears and struggles that keep us stuck. All of us go through periods of mild to extreme anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, unmet goals, procrastination and career dissatisfaction. In addition to experiencing ongoing issues, we all struggle during major life transitions like the loss of a loved one, a move, the birth of a child, starting/ending a relationship, retirement, and losses related to aging/illness.

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Amanda Bull

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Verified Verified

3 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60647

I strive to meet each client where they are in their process and walk with them as they move toward healing and fullness of life. Within each of us is a movement toward growth, but it's often derailed by our experiences and our interpretations of these experiences. I help my clients identify these points of derailment so that they may be free to live their lives fully and to become their most authentic selves.

I strive to meet each client where they are in their process and walk with them as they move toward healing and fullness of life. Within each of us is a movement toward growth, but it's often derailed by our experiences and our interpretations of these experiences. I help my clients identify these points of derailment so that they may be free to live their lives fully and to become their most authentic selves.

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Thomas Kalapurakal

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601

I specialize in working with the adult and young adult populations as they navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, life changes/transitions, relationship difficulties, work/life balance and more. I also provide counseling for issues related to Athletic Performance. I believe that by creating a strong therapeutic relationship through empathic understanding, the client will be empowered when focusing on personal development. Authenticity, honesty, and empathy are values that drive my work as a counselor.

I specialize in working with the adult and young adult populations as they navigate the challenges of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, life changes/transitions, relationship difficulties, work/life balance and more. I also provide counseling for issues related to Athletic Performance. I believe that by creating a strong therapeutic relationship through empathic understanding, the client will be empowered when focusing on personal development. Authenticity, honesty, and empathy are values that drive my work as a counselor.

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Kris Eric Larsen

Counselor, LCPC, GL-CMA

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60645

My work is grounded in the relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress through the reframing of negative thoughts and their connection to physical symptoms. Focus is placed on the processing of issues that disrupt understanding and compassion for the self. My ideal client is someone who desires to find a safe place to spend time looking inside for answers that may unlock the patterns to a more passionate life.

My work is grounded in the relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress through the reframing of negative thoughts and their connection to physical symptoms. Focus is placed on the processing of issues that disrupt understanding and compassion for the self. My ideal client is someone who desires to find a safe place to spend time looking inside for answers that may unlock the patterns to a more passionate life.

(312) 345-5434

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Thrive for Life Counseling

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-TMH

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601 (Online Only)

Accepting NEW clients. Wendy Galyen & the counseling TEAM at Thrive for Life offer VIDEO &PHONE-based counseling. Online counseling services are great for busy professionals, college students, stay-at-home moms, retirees, or other clients who do not have time for traditional in-person sessions but who would benefit from counseling support in their daily lives. Free consultation available to determine if this type of counseling can meet your unique needs. Some insurances accepted or private pay from $75-$150/session. IL team includes: Wendy Galyen, Marilyn Verbiscer (couples), Emma Flores, & Lindsey Welch (life coach).

Accepting NEW clients. Wendy Galyen & the counseling TEAM at Thrive for Life offer VIDEO &PHONE-based counseling. Online counseling services are great for busy professionals, college students, stay-at-home moms, retirees, or other clients who do not have time for traditional in-person sessions but who would benefit from counseling support in their daily lives. Free consultation available to determine if this type of counseling can meet your unique needs. Some insurances accepted or private pay from $75-$150/session. IL team includes: Wendy Galyen, Marilyn Verbiscer (couples), Emma Flores, & Lindsey Welch (life coach).

(312) 300-2620

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Kathleen Check

Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LMHC, NCC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60611

I believe we all have the ability to heal from life stressors and suffering. I use an integrative approach to draw upon each person's individual inner resources. I tailor the therapeutic experience to meet the unique needs of each person. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and understanding environment to openly explore and discuss issues, as well as working to facilitate growth and self-acceptance. It takes courage to seek counseling/therapy. I work to respectfully collaborate and to assist in gaining a deeper understanding, while also helping to identify solutions towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

I believe we all have the ability to heal from life stressors and suffering. I use an integrative approach to draw upon each person's individual inner resources. I tailor the therapeutic experience to meet the unique needs of each person. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and understanding environment to openly explore and discuss issues, as well as working to facilitate growth and self-acceptance. It takes courage to seek counseling/therapy. I work to respectfully collaborate and to assist in gaining a deeper understanding, while also helping to identify solutions towards a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

(312) 940-3048

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Lillian Feder

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60601

I help clients who feel stuck, anxious, hopeless, confused, empty, or unworthy. This shows up as relationship insecurities, perfectionism, poor self-esteem, and self-sabotaging behaviors. If you wish to move forward but don't know in what direction or how, I'll help you to clarify what's most meaningful for you and who you want to be in this life, to others, and to yourself. And then, by exploring and changing the stories you've created about yourself, you'll see real, powerful, and positive impact on your life.

I help clients who feel stuck, anxious, hopeless, confused, empty, or unworthy. This shows up as relationship insecurities, perfectionism, poor self-esteem, and self-sabotaging behaviors. If you wish to move forward but don't know in what direction or how, I'll help you to clarify what's most meaningful for you and who you want to be in this life, to others, and to yourself. And then, by exploring and changing the stories you've created about yourself, you'll see real, powerful, and positive impact on your life.

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Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chicago?

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 beenverified by Psychology Todayare 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 counselorsare 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?

Thetype of therapybest 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 conductedonlinecan 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.


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