Photo of Dan Guerra, Psychologist in 10016, NY
Dan Guerra
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy is not limited to exploring your past, but can also focus on discovering solutions for the present. I have over 18 years experience working with young and mature adults to overcome obstacles to their wellness and mental health. I help clients to identify and leverage their strengths and resources to resolve recurring difficulties and problems that they encounter. The psychotherapy process is one of both exploration, expert guidance, relational, and discovering that which may not be visible or understood on one's own, so that the individual may be better equipped for having holistic health.
Psychotherapy is not limited to exploring your past, but can also focus on discovering solutions for the present. I have over 18 years experience working with young and mature adults to overcome obstacles to their wellness and mental health. I help clients to identify and leverage their strengths and resources to resolve recurring difficulties and problems that they encounter. The psychotherapy process is one of both exploration, expert guidance, relational, and discovering that which may not be visible or understood on one's own, so that the individual may be better equipped for having holistic health.
(917) 725-3009 View (917) 725-3009
Elaine Krieger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I specialize in all kinds of relationship difficulties and issues and I work with singles as well as couples helping them to establish successful, fulfilling relationships. I also help individuals who are experiencing a relationship breakup or divorce by supporting them through that difficult process.I also help client who have difficulty with their coworkers or superiors at at work.
I specialize in all kinds of relationship difficulties and issues and I work with singles as well as couples helping them to establish successful, fulfilling relationships. I also help individuals who are experiencing a relationship breakup or divorce by supporting them through that difficult process.I also help client who have difficulty with their coworkers or superiors at at work.
(646) 791-3150 View (646) 791-3150
Photo of Katelyn Leong in 10016, NY
Katelyn Leong
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Katelyn practices a holistic, integrative approach to therapy that draws from modalities including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions to address the individual needs of her clients. Katelyn uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens to meet clients where they are and work collaboratively toward empowerment and growth. Professional Backgrou
Katelyn practices a holistic, integrative approach to therapy that draws from modalities including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions to address the individual needs of her clients. Katelyn uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens to meet clients where they are and work collaboratively toward empowerment and growth. Professional Backgrou
(929) 368-5851 View (929) 368-5851
Photo of Mental Health Counseling Services of Manhattan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 10016, NY
Mental Health Counseling Services of Manhattan
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
The therapist's at our center offer a focus in evidence based approached to therapy including CBT, and strength based, solution focused work. The center specialized in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety spectrum disorders, self esteem challenges, school/work based issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and people with T1D. The practice works with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults and college students as well people navigating work related stress. Additional specialties of our clinicians include DBT, addiction recovery treatment, art therapy, and more.
The therapist's at our center offer a focus in evidence based approached to therapy including CBT, and strength based, solution focused work. The center specialized in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety spectrum disorders, self esteem challenges, school/work based issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and people with T1D. The practice works with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults and college students as well people navigating work related stress. Additional specialties of our clinicians include DBT, addiction recovery treatment, art therapy, and more.
(646) 759-0938 View (646) 759-0938
Photo of Samantha Kane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Samantha Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Welcome, thanks for stopping by. Many of us are carrying around the heavy burden of invisible challenges. Though they’re not noticeable—to others and sometimes even ourselves—they can make life feel more difficult, stressful, and at times even unmanageable. I am here to offer you support, so you’re not carrying that load alone. In our work, you will set the tone and I will be there to listen and foster a safe and judgment-free environment, so we can uncover the root of your distress, process your emotions, and develop beneficial coping skills, creating more space for peace in your life.
Welcome, thanks for stopping by. Many of us are carrying around the heavy burden of invisible challenges. Though they’re not noticeable—to others and sometimes even ourselves—they can make life feel more difficult, stressful, and at times even unmanageable. I am here to offer you support, so you’re not carrying that load alone. In our work, you will set the tone and I will be there to listen and foster a safe and judgment-free environment, so we can uncover the root of your distress, process your emotions, and develop beneficial coping skills, creating more space for peace in your life.
(646) 798-9700 View (646) 798-9700
Photo of Brian Ledere Psychotherapist Phd Edd Phd2, Registered Psychotherapist in 10016, NY
Brian Ledere Psychotherapist Phd Edd Phd2
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, EdD, PhD2, MA1 MA2, MA3 MA4
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
I have had a wonderful career as a NY Licensed Psychotherapist, NeuroPsychotherapist, LMHC, School Psychologist, Trauma Therapist, Behavior Therapist, Reiki Master, Aromatherapist, Hypnotherapist, College/Univ Dept Chair/Professor, & Regional Supt of Schools for Special Needs & Gifted helping Children & Adults "fulfill their potential" and to gently/assertively/aggressively address the obstacles that interfere and develop the skills to cope and self-advocate physically, emotionally, socially, mentally to "fulfill potential and develop resilience" as an individual, couple or family. Midtown NYC+ LI, 917-215-0018 Remote or In Person
I have had a wonderful career as a NY Licensed Psychotherapist, NeuroPsychotherapist, LMHC, School Psychologist, Trauma Therapist, Behavior Therapist, Reiki Master, Aromatherapist, Hypnotherapist, College/Univ Dept Chair/Professor, & Regional Supt of Schools for Special Needs & Gifted helping Children & Adults "fulfill their potential" and to gently/assertively/aggressively address the obstacles that interfere and develop the skills to cope and self-advocate physically, emotionally, socially, mentally to "fulfill potential and develop resilience" as an individual, couple or family. Midtown NYC+ LI, 917-215-0018 Remote or In Person
(646) 897-6012 View (646) 897-6012
Photo of Joana Mondal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Joana Mondal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
I am excited that you are here and pursuing or continuing your journey with therapy. As a therapist, I passionately believe in creating space for people and their stories. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood and relational trauma, identity issues, job stress, relationship issues, and life transitions. I have worked with with teenagers and adults, as well as first-generation immigrants, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ folks. I utilize various modalities in my work including psychodynamic, IFS, and mindfulness techniques.
I am excited that you are here and pursuing or continuing your journey with therapy. As a therapist, I passionately believe in creating space for people and their stories. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood and relational trauma, identity issues, job stress, relationship issues, and life transitions. I have worked with with teenagers and adults, as well as first-generation immigrants, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ folks. I utilize various modalities in my work including psychodynamic, IFS, and mindfulness techniques.
(347) 697-4273 View (347) 697-4273
Photo of Rob Dobrenski, Psychologist in 10016, NY
Rob Dobrenski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I often treat individual and couples with a "here and now approach" to address their difficulties, as opposed to focusing on issues from childhood or subconscious conflicts. Short-term therapy (approximately 15 sessions or less) can be very helpful in many cases, and sometimes clients and I agree that more visits will be useful.
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I often treat individual and couples with a "here and now approach" to address their difficulties, as opposed to focusing on issues from childhood or subconscious conflicts. Short-term therapy (approximately 15 sessions or less) can be very helpful in many cases, and sometimes clients and I agree that more visits will be useful.
(914) 912-1780 View (914) 912-1780
Photo of Stephanie Okori, Counselor in 10016, NY
Stephanie Okori
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
Stephanie believes each person is unique in needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Existential Therapy and more to cater her counseling style to best accomplish therapeutic goals. Stephanie also believes the impact of culture, religion, and spirituality play a significant role in the lives of many individuals and incorporates this framework in her work. She helps her clients enhance their relationship with themselves and others and accomplish their goals through exploration of thoughts, patterns, behaviors and habits.
Stephanie believes each person is unique in needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Existential Therapy and more to cater her counseling style to best accomplish therapeutic goals. Stephanie also believes the impact of culture, religion, and spirituality play a significant role in the lives of many individuals and incorporates this framework in her work. She helps her clients enhance their relationship with themselves and others and accomplish their goals through exploration of thoughts, patterns, behaviors and habits.
(914) 252-3811 View (914) 252-3811
Photo of Dorothy V P Marks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Dorothy V P Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
How many of us want to change those dysfunctional parts of ourselves and the often accompanying sadness, anger, and anxiety but find we run into a wall over and over? Whether in intimate relationships, in friendships, in collegial relationships, or those with our family members, the familiar patterns continue to create distress and often a sense of failure. We can then find ourselves repeating destructive scenarios. I have had success in challenging these unhealthy patterns leading clients to be more present and emotionally honest in all of their relationships.
How many of us want to change those dysfunctional parts of ourselves and the often accompanying sadness, anger, and anxiety but find we run into a wall over and over? Whether in intimate relationships, in friendships, in collegial relationships, or those with our family members, the familiar patterns continue to create distress and often a sense of failure. We can then find ourselves repeating destructive scenarios. I have had success in challenging these unhealthy patterns leading clients to be more present and emotionally honest in all of their relationships.
(833) 650-0440 View (833) 650-0440
Photo of Shaynel Roberts, Licensed Master Social Worker in 10016, NY
Shaynel Roberts
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I approach each client individually. There is no one size fits all in therapy. I work to learn what my clients need and how I can assist in supporting their growth and bu the skills necessary to tackle their challenges. My goal is to help in the improvement around awareness of feeling and needs, adjustments in relationships, and confidence in expressing one's self.
I approach each client individually. There is no one size fits all in therapy. I work to learn what my clients need and how I can assist in supporting their growth and bu the skills necessary to tackle their challenges. My goal is to help in the improvement around awareness of feeling and needs, adjustments in relationships, and confidence in expressing one's self.
(646) 849-7410 View (646) 849-7410
Photo of Anne Cutler, Licensed Psychoanalyst in 10016, NY
Anne Cutler
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Do you feel sad and immobilized much of the time? Feel better regularly and move forward on your goals. Do you feel anxious and full of stress much of the time? Feel more at ease in every situation and free yourself from fear. Are your relationships characterized by too much conflict, lack of understanding, or not enough intimacy and communication? Start forming better relationships now and replace conflict with harmony.
Do you feel sad and immobilized much of the time? Feel better regularly and move forward on your goals. Do you feel anxious and full of stress much of the time? Feel more at ease in every situation and free yourself from fear. Are your relationships characterized by too much conflict, lack of understanding, or not enough intimacy and communication? Start forming better relationships now and replace conflict with harmony.
(917) 725-4021 View (917) 725-4021
Photo of Harvey Weissman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Harvey Weissman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
I am a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction and compulsivity. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based practices to help people regain agency in their lives. I work with people struggling with addiction, as well as their partners and loved ones who may be affected by the addiction. My practice provides individual therapy, couples therapy, and process-oriented group therapy.
I am a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction and compulsivity. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based practices to help people regain agency in their lives. I work with people struggling with addiction, as well as their partners and loved ones who may be affected by the addiction. My practice provides individual therapy, couples therapy, and process-oriented group therapy.
(917) 979-8356 View (917) 979-8356
Photo of Mihika Poore, Pre-Licensed Professional in 10016, NY
Mihika Poore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHCLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Mihika has worked with clients who struggle with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, work stress, trauma, attachment, and grief. She has experience working with BIPOC, Asians, immigrants, children, adolescents, and adults. Mihika has interned in a variety of settings including hospitals, factories, and offices to gain an understanding of the unique concerns of diverse populations. She also has experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
Mihika has worked with clients who struggle with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, work stress, trauma, attachment, and grief. She has experience working with BIPOC, Asians, immigrants, children, adolescents, and adults. Mihika has interned in a variety of settings including hospitals, factories, and offices to gain an understanding of the unique concerns of diverse populations. She also has experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups.
(646) 921-4461 View (646) 921-4461
Photo of Amy Rosenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Amy Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
I am the Co-Director of the Program in Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone Medical School. Additionally, I am a Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, and have been trained in a variety of modalities. My results oriented approach encompasses a range of therapies, tailored to the specific needs of each individual or couple. My style is interactive, sensitive and compassionate. In listening to and communicating with my patients, I assist them in finding solutions to their problems-enabling them to achieve their goals.
I am the Co-Director of the Program in Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy at NYU Langone Medical Center, and a Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone Medical School. Additionally, I am a Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, and have been trained in a variety of modalities. My results oriented approach encompasses a range of therapies, tailored to the specific needs of each individual or couple. My style is interactive, sensitive and compassionate. In listening to and communicating with my patients, I assist them in finding solutions to their problems-enabling them to achieve their goals.
(646) 791-3121 View (646) 791-3121
Photo of David J Dumais, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
David J Dumais
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
David Dumais LCSW, CGP is a specialist in group treatment with over 20 years of experience in hospitals, clinics and public schools. He has lectured on adolescent treatment issues nationally in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and San Francisco., and internationally in Germany and Russia. He is the Executive Director of GroupWORKS for Education, a non-profit that brings group therapists into troubled schools to work with teachers and students. David is also on the faculty of the Center for Group Studies.
David Dumais LCSW, CGP is a specialist in group treatment with over 20 years of experience in hospitals, clinics and public schools. He has lectured on adolescent treatment issues nationally in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and San Francisco., and internationally in Germany and Russia. He is the Executive Director of GroupWORKS for Education, a non-profit that brings group therapists into troubled schools to work with teachers and students. David is also on the faculty of the Center for Group Studies.
(917) 746-1263 View (917) 746-1263
Photo of Daniele Gentile in 10016, NY
Daniele Gentile
LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Through depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, transitions, and painful events we can typically feel lost, hopeless, and out of touch with ourselves. However, the goal isn't to ignore or bypass our obstacles, but rather learn how to manage these stressors in a way that promotes greater healing and resiliency. Giving ourselves the space to process and express the roses and thorns of life and learn new skills along the way. There is no fast track to the healing process, and we owe it to ourselves to create space and be patient with ourselves– knowing that sustainable consistent results take time.
Through depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, transitions, and painful events we can typically feel lost, hopeless, and out of touch with ourselves. However, the goal isn't to ignore or bypass our obstacles, but rather learn how to manage these stressors in a way that promotes greater healing and resiliency. Giving ourselves the space to process and express the roses and thorns of life and learn new skills along the way. There is no fast track to the healing process, and we owe it to ourselves to create space and be patient with ourselves– knowing that sustainable consistent results take time.
(347) 252-9531 View (347) 252-9531
Photo of Mia Wajnrajch in 10016, NY
Mia Wajnrajch
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
Mia adopts a client-centered therapeutic approach, crafting a dynamic, personalized framework tailored to their journey, ensuring that therapy is both responsive and empowering. She emphasizes a nurturing and comfortable atmosphere, employing empathy, collaboration, and humor, with the goal of guiding clients towards healing, safety, growth, and fulfillment.
Mia adopts a client-centered therapeutic approach, crafting a dynamic, personalized framework tailored to their journey, ensuring that therapy is both responsive and empowering. She emphasizes a nurturing and comfortable atmosphere, employing empathy, collaboration, and humor, with the goal of guiding clients towards healing, safety, growth, and fulfillment.
(929) 930-5591 View (929) 930-5591
Photo of Judith Becker Greenwald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Judith Becker Greenwald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
You may be tired of the uncomfortable feelings you have been enduring for too long. Or something unsettling has upended your equilibrium and you want to regain it. Or too much of your relationship feels stuck in a negative cycle that you can't seem to change. Or you just don't know why you feel blue or anxious. In over 25 yrs of practice, it's been my pleasure to have helped many individuals and couples find a path through their challenges to a more satisfying life. Let's discuss how I can help you.
You may be tired of the uncomfortable feelings you have been enduring for too long. Or something unsettling has upended your equilibrium and you want to regain it. Or too much of your relationship feels stuck in a negative cycle that you can't seem to change. Or you just don't know why you feel blue or anxious. In over 25 yrs of practice, it's been my pleasure to have helped many individuals and couples find a path through their challenges to a more satisfying life. Let's discuss how I can help you.
(917) 744-2687 View (917) 744-2687
Photo of Nancy G Bernstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 10016, NY
Nancy G Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
I have been in practice over 35 years. I am an interpersonal, inactive therapist, who deals with everyday lifestyle issues... especially now with COVID Pandemic. I will help you with anxiety and depression, dealing with relational partnerships, work and interpersonal self-esteem issues. You don’t have to be "sick" to want to talk to someone. Check out my website: Nancy G.Bernstein LCSW.com
I have been in practice over 35 years. I am an interpersonal, inactive therapist, who deals with everyday lifestyle issues... especially now with COVID Pandemic. I will help you with anxiety and depression, dealing with relational partnerships, work and interpersonal self-esteem issues. You don’t have to be "sick" to want to talk to someone. Check out my website: Nancy G.Bernstein LCSW.com
(917) 999-0814 View (917) 999-0814

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10016

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 10016 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
66% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 10016 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10016?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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