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Stephanie Lyon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
Pain is inevitable in life, but does need to stop us from living fully and beautifully. Through therapy I aim to help those I work with live deeper, happier lives with more balance and fulfillment. I believe that a strong, supportive relationship between the therapist and client is a fundamental factor in treatment. I see therapy as a collaborative process and empower those I work with to help direct the course of treatment. Additionally, I take a holistic view that includes attending to societal power structures that can contribute to and exacerbate the difficulties people face.
Pain is inevitable in life, but does need to stop us from living fully and beautifully. Through therapy I aim to help those I work with live deeper, happier lives with more balance and fulfillment. I believe that a strong, supportive relationship between the therapist and client is a fundamental factor in treatment. I see therapy as a collaborative process and empower those I work with to help direct the course of treatment. Additionally, I take a holistic view that includes attending to societal power structures that can contribute to and exacerbate the difficulties people face.
(973) 528-7611 View (973) 528-7611
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Regina Ann Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, she/her
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
(973) 833-5688 View (973) 833-5688
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Maureen Kritzer-Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I am a psychoanalyst with over 25 years of experience helping women overcome eating disorders, body image issues, improve self esteem, and work through the challenges of life transitions, stress, anxiety and depression. I provide an empathetic and empowering approach in a supportive and safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. I empower women in navigating life's complexities, helping them find their voice, reclaim their lives and embrace their full potential in a non-judgmental way. Working to get to know yourself better will give you the freedom to help you begin to make positive life changes.
I am a psychoanalyst with over 25 years of experience helping women overcome eating disorders, body image issues, improve self esteem, and work through the challenges of life transitions, stress, anxiety and depression. I provide an empathetic and empowering approach in a supportive and safe space to help you explore your thoughts and feelings. I empower women in navigating life's complexities, helping them find their voice, reclaim their lives and embrace their full potential in a non-judgmental way. Working to get to know yourself better will give you the freedom to help you begin to make positive life changes.
(973) 310-2111 View (973) 310-2111
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Dr. Eunice Avilés
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the impact of discrimination? Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, fear? Are you struggling with doubts about your sexuality or your gender identity? Are you struggling with sex addiction or problem gambling?
Are you struggling with the impact of discrimination? Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, fear? Are you struggling with doubts about your sexuality or your gender identity? Are you struggling with sex addiction or problem gambling?
(908) 913-8285 View (908) 913-8285
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Kristian Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
The pain of addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and low self-esteem arises from life experiences and toxic environments. These wounds remain when we are not provided with the support and help we need for our healing to take place. My integrative approach will examine how your family, gender, sexual orientation, race, and beliefs have impacted who you are today.
The pain of addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and low self-esteem arises from life experiences and toxic environments. These wounds remain when we are not provided with the support and help we need for our healing to take place. My integrative approach will examine how your family, gender, sexual orientation, race, and beliefs have impacted who you are today.
(973) 339-7526 View (973) 339-7526
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Aimee Hartstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
Most people experience times in their lives when they need a little help. I've been in practice for over 20 years and I've helped many many patients through difficult periods such as divorce, illness, deaths and other tough life transitions. Whether you are struggling with relationship challenges, family issues, work problems, or finances; the insight and support of a trained professional can be extremely useful.
Most people experience times in their lives when they need a little help. I've been in practice for over 20 years and I've helped many many patients through difficult periods such as divorce, illness, deaths and other tough life transitions. Whether you are struggling with relationship challenges, family issues, work problems, or finances; the insight and support of a trained professional can be extremely useful.
(917) 722-1983 View (917) 722-1983
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Alexis Auleta, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Relationships are one of the most important ways we can experience happiness, joy, fulfillment and meaning in our lives. Relational therapy aims to repair, strengthen and secure relationships that are facing challenges. It holds the belief that if we are open to exploring the maladaptive patterns and dynamics within our relationships, we can find new ways of relating to each other than feel more secure, grounded, open and positive. ​
Relationships are one of the most important ways we can experience happiness, joy, fulfillment and meaning in our lives. Relational therapy aims to repair, strengthen and secure relationships that are facing challenges. It holds the belief that if we are open to exploring the maladaptive patterns and dynamics within our relationships, we can find new ways of relating to each other than feel more secure, grounded, open and positive. ​
(201) 754-5817 View (201) 754-5817
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Tessa Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Something called you to search for a therapist. Based on my clients, if you are asking yourself one of these questions, then today is a good day to follow through on what’s calling you- Why am I not as happy as I think I should be? Why am I stuck? Why is my relationship with (my partner/my kid/my parent/my friend/my colleague) so challenging? How do I take control of what I'm feeling? These questions are completely normal. Life is difficult but there is hope. Together we might be able to find some answers. We all deserve to experience joy and meaning in our lives.
Something called you to search for a therapist. Based on my clients, if you are asking yourself one of these questions, then today is a good day to follow through on what’s calling you- Why am I not as happy as I think I should be? Why am I stuck? Why is my relationship with (my partner/my kid/my parent/my friend/my colleague) so challenging? How do I take control of what I'm feeling? These questions are completely normal. Life is difficult but there is hope. Together we might be able to find some answers. We all deserve to experience joy and meaning in our lives.
(908) 869-8546 View (908) 869-8546
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Amy Palfrey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
Many of my clients come into treatment with clear goals, such as finding ways to cope with anxiety, improving the quality of their relationships, or shifting their patterns of disordered eating, whereas others may be less sure of their goals but know that something feels "off" in their life. Our work will start with a thorough assessment and exploratory goal setting to help identify our focus areas. We will then work collaboratively to identify interventions that are most effective for them, such as learning targeted coping skills, identifying and shifting interpersonal patterns, or increasing insight into thoughts and emotions.
(973) 576-5554 View (973) 576-5554
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Daniela LaValva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Starting the search for help is the hardest step so I applaud you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in private practice for 20 years. I pride myself in providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals to be open and learn about themselves. The goal is to move toward solutions to help heal.
Starting the search for help is the hardest step so I applaud you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in private practice for 20 years. I pride myself in providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for individuals to be open and learn about themselves. The goal is to move toward solutions to help heal.
(908) 650-8912 View (908) 650-8912
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Marion B Houghton
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Jersey with a certification in psychoanalysis from the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. I am also certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and to interpret the results. I have 25 years of experience working in a mental health clinic with a variety of ethnic and cultural groups. I have an interest in attachment and relationship issues and how they contribute to problems in living. I have been in private practice since 1995.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Jersey with a certification in psychoanalysis from the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. I am also certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and to interpret the results. I have 25 years of experience working in a mental health clinic with a variety of ethnic and cultural groups. I have an interest in attachment and relationship issues and how they contribute to problems in living. I have been in private practice since 1995.
(973) 250-2456 View (973) 250-2456
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Terence Sullivan Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I specialize in helping individuals and couples with anger-management, trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. My goal is to help people improve their communication skills so that they can express their needs, and feel understood, rather than continue to feel stuck and alone. I am also experienced with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which helps people cope with stress, and prevents them from getting caught up in negative cycles.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples with anger-management, trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. My goal is to help people improve their communication skills so that they can express their needs, and feel understood, rather than continue to feel stuck and alone. I am also experienced with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which helps people cope with stress, and prevents them from getting caught up in negative cycles.
(201) 584-6029 View (201) 584-6029
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Rebecca Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
At the heart of my work is a strong belief that the abundant life is characterized by strong interpersonal relatedness and connection. The counseling relationship can be a catalyst for personal growth and change. I use an integrative approach and will listen closely as you work to articulate your goals, respectful of and responsive to your personal worldview and values. I will help you to develop the strengths already within you, as well as identify and develop your growing edges. My hope is that you will feel empowered to create a more abundant, connected life.
At the heart of my work is a strong belief that the abundant life is characterized by strong interpersonal relatedness and connection. The counseling relationship can be a catalyst for personal growth and change. I use an integrative approach and will listen closely as you work to articulate your goals, respectful of and responsive to your personal worldview and values. I will help you to develop the strengths already within you, as well as identify and develop your growing edges. My hope is that you will feel empowered to create a more abundant, connected life.
(862) 212-1175 View (862) 212-1175
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Carolyn Smiley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
We all experience times in our lives when we feel that life is out of balance. Perhaps there is sadness, or longing. Something doesn't feel quite right. Or Maybe we experience the effects of past or present trauma and feel disconnected from ourselves or others. With presence and warmth my goal is to provide a nurturing environment where you can explore, process, and develop insight into why life feels the way it does. I'll strive to help you find sure footing as you navigate the uncertainties of life, and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others.
We all experience times in our lives when we feel that life is out of balance. Perhaps there is sadness, or longing. Something doesn't feel quite right. Or Maybe we experience the effects of past or present trauma and feel disconnected from ourselves or others. With presence and warmth my goal is to provide a nurturing environment where you can explore, process, and develop insight into why life feels the way it does. I'll strive to help you find sure footing as you navigate the uncertainties of life, and develop a deeper connection with yourself and others.
(908) 948-8935 View (908) 948-8935
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Rodger Goddard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
I believe that we are all on a Heroic Life Journey that is filled with tough challenges placed on our path to help us to learn and grow. I provide safe, caring individual, couples, family, group and child therapy. I help clients overcome problems to live the life we deserve. My web site is: www.drrodgergoddard.com. I help clients strengthen skills in the 4 key areas of life: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Visit my website or call for more information. I have various books available on Amazon. I provide Zoom groups for overcoming problems with anxiety, stress, parent - child issues and grief.
I believe that we are all on a Heroic Life Journey that is filled with tough challenges placed on our path to help us to learn and grow. I provide safe, caring individual, couples, family, group and child therapy. I help clients overcome problems to live the life we deserve. My web site is: www.drrodgergoddard.com. I help clients strengthen skills in the 4 key areas of life: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Visit my website or call for more information. I have various books available on Amazon. I provide Zoom groups for overcoming problems with anxiety, stress, parent - child issues and grief.
(973) 862-4868 View (973) 862-4868
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JESPY House
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Orange, NJ 07079
Once someone has gone through the difficult work of recognizing they are in need Mental or Behavioral healthcare, accessing it should not be the hard part. At JESPY House, I lead a team of dedicated licensed clinicians who believe strongly in the value of access and care. Our goal is to provide our clients a safe, open, confidential place to explore thoughts and feelings, gain insight into motivations and behaviors and help individuals communicate their wants and needs. Our group of dedicated therapists help clients talk through their issues in a nurturing, supportive environment to help them on to be their best selves.
Once someone has gone through the difficult work of recognizing they are in need Mental or Behavioral healthcare, accessing it should not be the hard part. At JESPY House, I lead a team of dedicated licensed clinicians who believe strongly in the value of access and care. Our goal is to provide our clients a safe, open, confidential place to explore thoughts and feelings, gain insight into motivations and behaviors and help individuals communicate their wants and needs. Our group of dedicated therapists help clients talk through their issues in a nurturing, supportive environment to help them on to be their best selves.
(908) 829-9641 x307 View (908) 829-9641 x307
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Margie Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079
I am a psychotherapist trained in a variety of approaches designed to help you reach your personal/relationship goals and self-understanding: includes hypnotherapy, EMDR, coaching, sex therapy, employee assistance, cognitive-behavioral and family systems. We can decide which approaches will be most effective for you on your healing journey. In a warm, comfortable environment, you can explore new insights and learn new skills to achieve emotional well-being and harmonious relationships. I pride myself on listening with compassion, without judgment.
I am a psychotherapist trained in a variety of approaches designed to help you reach your personal/relationship goals and self-understanding: includes hypnotherapy, EMDR, coaching, sex therapy, employee assistance, cognitive-behavioral and family systems. We can decide which approaches will be most effective for you on your healing journey. In a warm, comfortable environment, you can explore new insights and learn new skills to achieve emotional well-being and harmonious relationships. I pride myself on listening with compassion, without judgment.
(862) 201-3933 View (862) 201-3933
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Ariana Esposito
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Orange, NJ 07079  (Online Only)
I partner with clients to navigate a broad spectrum of challenges, customized to their individual journeys. My expertise lies in guiding those confronting societal pressures, gender roles, personal expectations, body image insecurities, and complexities within relationships. Life transitions often provoke heightened stress and anxiety; together, we'll forge coping strategies and stress management. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, our collaboration will be attuned to your unique experiences and aspirations. Additionally, I work with individuals contending with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, personality disorders, and more.
I partner with clients to navigate a broad spectrum of challenges, customized to their individual journeys. My expertise lies in guiding those confronting societal pressures, gender roles, personal expectations, body image insecurities, and complexities within relationships. Life transitions often provoke heightened stress and anxiety; together, we'll forge coping strategies and stress management. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, our collaboration will be attuned to your unique experiences and aspirations. Additionally, I work with individuals contending with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, personality disorders, and more.
(908) 258-6137 View (908) 258-6137
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07079

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07079 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 07079 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07079?

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.