Therapists in 20016

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Christopher Haws
MA Hons, GC-C
Washington, DC 20016
Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret.
Grief is a natural response to a bereavement or a loss of any kind, but the distress you understandably feel today need not be incapacitating or unnecessarily prolonged. My approach will help you come to terms with your new reality, while retaining a healthy and positive psychological relationship with the loved ones you have cherished, but who are now no longer physically present. We will work together to establish new strategies for living a fulfilling and joyful life - a life that can be continually enriched by the happy memories of times gone by. A life of gratitude, rather than regret.
(202) 858-2716 View (202) 858-2716
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Robert T Phillips
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Washington, DC 20016
I believe that one of the ways in which self-awareness is achieved is through the sharing of one's story. Therefore, I strive diligently to create a safe space for one to share both the beauty and the brokenness of one's story with authenticity, genuineness, and integrity. When appropriate, I infuse spirituality and religion into my therapeutic practice; thus enabling my clients to articulate their feelings of dis-ease within the context of their faith. I have found this approach to be particularly effective in working with populations marginalized because of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
I believe that one of the ways in which self-awareness is achieved is through the sharing of one's story. Therefore, I strive diligently to create a safe space for one to share both the beauty and the brokenness of one's story with authenticity, genuineness, and integrity. When appropriate, I infuse spirituality and religion into my therapeutic practice; thus enabling my clients to articulate their feelings of dis-ease within the context of their faith. I have found this approach to be particularly effective in working with populations marginalized because of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
(202) 760-4310 View (202) 760-4310
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Teresa E. Doniger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
I have been working with young to mid career professionals since 2012. Since then, I have become a therapist that Gen X, Y, and Z clients seek out to address various types of life challenges. I enjoy providing support and encouragement to people who are facing life stage transitions and change with all of the stress, anxiety, as well as the excitement that these events may bring. My training is in family therapy and I work within the frameworks of family systems, attachment theory, as well as grief/loss and living with loss.
(202) 335-7347 View (202) 335-7347
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Alex Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
Challenges in relationships, life changes, painful thoughts and feelings, and difficult past experiences often leave us searching for meaning, clarity, and relief. Together, we work to create a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the goal of generating space for change, and relief from suffering.
Challenges in relationships, life changes, painful thoughts and feelings, and difficult past experiences often leave us searching for meaning, clarity, and relief. Together, we work to create a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the goal of generating space for change, and relief from suffering.
(202) 733-6260 View (202) 733-6260
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Margo Silberstein
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Ready to get to the heart of the matter? This is what I aspire to do in collaboration with you. Whatever the issues you face, we can help to clarify what is happening with you and identify the steps involved in clearing away any logjams in the flow of your life.
Ready to get to the heart of the matter? This is what I aspire to do in collaboration with you. Whatever the issues you face, we can help to clarify what is happening with you and identify the steps involved in clearing away any logjams in the flow of your life.
(202) 793-4435 View (202) 793-4435
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Joseph Spilsbury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I love to work with individuals who are truly invested in actively processing their mental health--anything from adjustment and relational issues to post trauma symptoms, to ADHD, to depression and anxiety. I try to direct and guide my clients towards greater self-awareness, meaningful change, and transformation. Let’s work together to help you find harmony and balance in all aspects of your daily life.
I love to work with individuals who are truly invested in actively processing their mental health--anything from adjustment and relational issues to post trauma symptoms, to ADHD, to depression and anxiety. I try to direct and guide my clients towards greater self-awareness, meaningful change, and transformation. Let’s work together to help you find harmony and balance in all aspects of your daily life.
(202) 946-4875 View (202) 946-4875
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Marilyn Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
For over 40 years, I've helped people face their most difficult challenges with insight and empathy. I believe strongly that your courage to seek my help should be met with warmth, respect, and understanding. Our work starts with who you are and who you might want to be, with the therapy tailored to your unique strengths and needs. You'll find my style engaging and honest, with elements of coaching, mentoring and a lot of feedback. Humor is my hallmark, too, because it not only enlivens the work, but also often leads to creative solutions.
For over 40 years, I've helped people face their most difficult challenges with insight and empathy. I believe strongly that your courage to seek my help should be met with warmth, respect, and understanding. Our work starts with who you are and who you might want to be, with the therapy tailored to your unique strengths and needs. You'll find my style engaging and honest, with elements of coaching, mentoring and a lot of feedback. Humor is my hallmark, too, because it not only enlivens the work, but also often leads to creative solutions.
(202) 681-5961 View (202) 681-5961
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Kirsten Chadwick
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I specialize in working with depression, interpersonal relationships, parenting concerns, the motherhood transition, college transitions, loss and grief. I help clients think through strategies to enable them to better navigate transitions and the difficult circumstances they encounter. I also work with individuals to identify and interrupt patterns that are preventing them from succeeding, building and maintaining satisfying relationships and experiencing happiness. It is my experience that working hard in therapy, with honesty and openness, can lead to lower stress, better relationships and rewarding changes in your life.
I specialize in working with depression, interpersonal relationships, parenting concerns, the motherhood transition, college transitions, loss and grief. I help clients think through strategies to enable them to better navigate transitions and the difficult circumstances they encounter. I also work with individuals to identify and interrupt patterns that are preventing them from succeeding, building and maintaining satisfying relationships and experiencing happiness. It is my experience that working hard in therapy, with honesty and openness, can lead to lower stress, better relationships and rewarding changes in your life.
(202) 643-7901 View (202) 643-7901
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Eleni Getachew
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
You are the one who always worries, but that’s just how you are. It’s a part of your personality. However now, you are starting to feel stressed and overwhelmed by mundane things in life. The idea of doing simple things feels like too much. At times, you worry for not worrying! You are trapped in the mental chatter and you just wish the world would stop for a second so you could get a moment of relief. You don’t have to be lost in your thoughts, feeling hopeless. I help anxious people like you become aware of their emotions and thoughts. I give tools to help you feel calmer and to quiet your mind.
You are the one who always worries, but that’s just how you are. It’s a part of your personality. However now, you are starting to feel stressed and overwhelmed by mundane things in life. The idea of doing simple things feels like too much. At times, you worry for not worrying! You are trapped in the mental chatter and you just wish the world would stop for a second so you could get a moment of relief. You don’t have to be lost in your thoughts, feeling hopeless. I help anxious people like you become aware of their emotions and thoughts. I give tools to help you feel calmer and to quiet your mind.
(202) 600-2310 View (202) 600-2310
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Robert Muller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
If you cling to habitual patterns of reaction and interaction that keep you from reaching your full social, romantic and career potential... If a traumatic life event or ongoing family conflict is overwhelming you... If depression, poorly controlled emotions or stifling self-consciousness are holding you back... It's time to take charge of your life again and begin the path to greater personal fulfillment. For more details on my background and how I work, consult my website at: RobMullerPhD.org. Please note, I am currently licensed in Washington, DC & New York.
If you cling to habitual patterns of reaction and interaction that keep you from reaching your full social, romantic and career potential... If a traumatic life event or ongoing family conflict is overwhelming you... If depression, poorly controlled emotions or stifling self-consciousness are holding you back... It's time to take charge of your life again and begin the path to greater personal fulfillment. For more details on my background and how I work, consult my website at: RobMullerPhD.org. Please note, I am currently licensed in Washington, DC & New York.
(202) 596-7222 View (202) 596-7222
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Ellen D Mazer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
The decision to enter therapy often coincides with a desire to make changes in one's life. We posses a keen internal radar system that can lead us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental safe space to examine potential changes they desire or issues they need to explore. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client and exploring various unhelpful though patterns. I am accepting new patients as of 9/18/23.
The decision to enter therapy often coincides with a desire to make changes in one's life. We posses a keen internal radar system that can lead us to realize that the quality of our lives can improve. Your radar may point toward your readiness to enter therapy as suggested by your visit to this site. I provide patients a nonjudgmental safe space to examine potential changes they desire or issues they need to explore. My therapeutic approach emphasizes the examination of significant relationships, including the therapist and client and exploring various unhelpful though patterns. I am accepting new patients as of 9/18/23.
(202) 999-3478 View (202) 999-3478
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Willa Day Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
(202) 851-9559 View (202) 851-9559
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Brittany Phipps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the District of Columbia. I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers ages 5-18, as well as adults 18+. I work with individuals experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and stage of life transitions. I also work with couples and families who are experiencing ineffective communication styles, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the District of Columbia. I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers ages 5-18, as well as adults 18+. I work with individuals experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and stage of life transitions. I also work with couples and families who are experiencing ineffective communication styles, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(202) 335-4546 View (202) 335-4546
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Catherine Kaplan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MA, BA
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my graduate degree from New York University and I am an experienced professional therapist for individuals, couples, and families trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I specialize in relationship issues within the family, couple, and/or individual, improving the understanding of oneself and their relationship to others. I track the impact of family history on relationships, and the complex patterns of interaction that play out within relationships to help re-establish better connections and form better pathways to healthier communication.
(202) 519-1709 View (202) 519-1709
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Luba Gritsunov
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW , Student, Intern
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I believe that every human being is born unique, and this is what defines perfection. We all have a right to live a fulfilling and happy life despite all challenges that come along the way. I understand the unique struggles young individuals come through while trying to figure it out and often feeling overwhelmed by managing multiple responsibilities. My mission is to stand alongside you when you feel uncertain, scared, lost, or confused. My goal is to teach clients to hear their own voices and to follow their lead to a happier life!
I believe that every human being is born unique, and this is what defines perfection. We all have a right to live a fulfilling and happy life despite all challenges that come along the way. I understand the unique struggles young individuals come through while trying to figure it out and often feeling overwhelmed by managing multiple responsibilities. My mission is to stand alongside you when you feel uncertain, scared, lost, or confused. My goal is to teach clients to hear their own voices and to follow their lead to a happier life!
(202) 875-7707 View (202) 875-7707
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Erica Hart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
22 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
I work collaboratively with my clients to honor who they are, help make sense of their emotional responses to daily experiences, and guide them to become more authentic in their relationships. My approach is nonjudgmental, reflective and oftentimes playful. During our sessions, I help clients make connections between current problems and past struggles. Understanding these patterns builds self-awareness and helps create more adaptive ways of coping with stress and relating to others.
I work collaboratively with my clients to honor who they are, help make sense of their emotional responses to daily experiences, and guide them to become more authentic in their relationships. My approach is nonjudgmental, reflective and oftentimes playful. During our sessions, I help clients make connections between current problems and past struggles. Understanding these patterns builds self-awareness and helps create more adaptive ways of coping with stress and relating to others.
(877) 605-3015 View (877) 605-3015
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Sara A Solomon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
My ideal client is someone seeking guidance and support in navigating life's challenges. They may be children, adolescents, or adults, individuals or couples, grappling with issues like depression, anxiety, family dynamics, peer or romantic relationship difficulties, executive dysfunction, or neurodivergence, including autism and ADHD. They want to gain a deeper understanding of how their past shapes their present, who they are, what they want, and why they do what they do, with a desire to move forward while honoring their authentic selves.
My ideal client is someone seeking guidance and support in navigating life's challenges. They may be children, adolescents, or adults, individuals or couples, grappling with issues like depression, anxiety, family dynamics, peer or romantic relationship difficulties, executive dysfunction, or neurodivergence, including autism and ADHD. They want to gain a deeper understanding of how their past shapes their present, who they are, what they want, and why they do what they do, with a desire to move forward while honoring their authentic selves.
(202) 946-8168 View (202) 946-8168
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Leslie Cooper
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016
The pandemic has challenged our connection to those we love, to finding and sustaining new friendships, to our sense of belonging. For some of us, depression and anxiety are affecting us as never before. How can we get our needs met during this time of uncertainty? I believe that together we can make a plan to live our best possible life, keeping hope in our hearts, connecting with our loved ones, adapting and adjusting to this new world.
The pandemic has challenged our connection to those we love, to finding and sustaining new friendships, to our sense of belonging. For some of us, depression and anxiety are affecting us as never before. How can we get our needs met during this time of uncertainty? I believe that together we can make a plan to live our best possible life, keeping hope in our hearts, connecting with our loved ones, adapting and adjusting to this new world.
(202) 866-4048 View (202) 866-4048
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Joy Natwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I'm a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for fostering growth and resilience in individuals and families. My aim is to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where clients of all ages can explore their inner worlds, overcome challenges, and discover their innate potential for healing and transformation. Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your child, adolescent, or family unit, I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, drug and alcohol use and more.
I'm a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for fostering growth and resilience in individuals and families. My aim is to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where clients of all ages can explore their inner worlds, overcome challenges, and discover their innate potential for healing and transformation. Whether you're seeking therapy for yourself or your child, adolescent, or family unit, I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs and goals. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, drug and alcohol use and more.
(202) 810-1153 View (202) 810-1153
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Lara Cox
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired of repeating the same self-defeating behaviors? Do you want to learn healthy strategies to manage your current difficulties? I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping individuals lead fuller, more authentic and satisfying lives. My job is to help you gain insight into your conflicts, strengths, past experiences and current relationships so that you can break free of old patterns and find new possibilities. I find it extremely rewarding to watch my clients grow, realize their full potential and make successful changes in their lives.
(202) 681-0974 View (202) 681-0974

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20016

300+

Average cost per session

$186

Therapists in 20016 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
66% Stress
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% CareFirst
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20016 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20016?

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.