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Caroline Friedman
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
There are moments in life when things feel overwhelming and we struggle to find the answers to how to move forward. This can sometimes make us feel stressed, stuck, angry, anxious, or depressed. These feelings can also end up affecting our relationships, work, or life in general. I am a therapist who works collaboratively to find ways to help you explore what's happening in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental environment. We'll work together to help you realize and build on your existing strengths and develop new emotional and behavioral strategies, especially self-compassion.
There are moments in life when things feel overwhelming and we struggle to find the answers to how to move forward. This can sometimes make us feel stressed, stuck, angry, anxious, or depressed. These feelings can also end up affecting our relationships, work, or life in general. I am a therapist who works collaboratively to find ways to help you explore what's happening in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental environment. We'll work together to help you realize and build on your existing strengths and develop new emotional and behavioral strategies, especially self-compassion.
(301) 381-2474 View (301) 381-2474
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Dr. Alaina Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Waitlist for new clients
I’ve witnessed the impact of stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness as individuals manage their chronic health conditions. These are common reactions to navigating a life-altering health condition. I work with clients to better manage their mental health and chronic illness together to improve their overall health. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with my clients, and I strive to establish a supportive environment where we can discuss your goals for therapy and address the challenges associated with managing chronic illness.
I’ve witnessed the impact of stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness as individuals manage their chronic health conditions. These are common reactions to navigating a life-altering health condition. I work with clients to better manage their mental health and chronic illness together to improve their overall health. I take a collaborative approach to therapy with my clients, and I strive to establish a supportive environment where we can discuss your goals for therapy and address the challenges associated with managing chronic illness.
(202) 410-7644 View (202) 410-7644
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Steve Schwartz
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Hi! I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor working under the supervision of Deena Kotlewski at Strong Healthy Mind, in Chevy Chase, MD. I have 5 years of experience in the mental health field, where I also serve as a School Counselor in Washington, DC. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and their parents to address difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, academic struggles, trauma, life transitions, and interpersonal dynamics within peer and family relationships. Together we develop healthy coping skills and techniques to address the area's in your life that you want to improve.
Hi! I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor working under the supervision of Deena Kotlewski at Strong Healthy Mind, in Chevy Chase, MD. I have 5 years of experience in the mental health field, where I also serve as a School Counselor in Washington, DC. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and their parents to address difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, academic struggles, trauma, life transitions, and interpersonal dynamics within peer and family relationships. Together we develop healthy coping skills and techniques to address the area's in your life that you want to improve.
(301) 901-8895 View (301) 901-8895
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Lori Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
It isn't always easy to work through life's challenges and find appropriate support. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for those who want to work toward positive change and personal growth. My style is collaborative, straightforward and goal-oriented. I am an active listener and offer insight into clients' choices, patterns of behavior/thoughts, and persistent struggles. I hope to guide my clients toward greater self-awareness in the therapy room and beyond to their day-to-day lives. I use talk therapy, CBT and coaching in my work with individuals and groups.
It isn't always easy to work through life's challenges and find appropriate support. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for those who want to work toward positive change and personal growth. My style is collaborative, straightforward and goal-oriented. I am an active listener and offer insight into clients' choices, patterns of behavior/thoughts, and persistent struggles. I hope to guide my clients toward greater self-awareness in the therapy room and beyond to their day-to-day lives. I use talk therapy, CBT and coaching in my work with individuals and groups.
(301) 679-7440 View (301) 679-7440
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Karyne Messina
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
When I see a new patient for the first time, I try to assess what he or she wants from life or from what each person is struggling. I do this with individuals or parents so together so we can determine what is best for him or her or their child at the current time. Sometimes people want to work on one problem and then develop a curiosity about how their minds work. Often in those situations, I work more intensely and more frequency to search for what is meaning to people and how they wants to navigate in the world in a freer way.
(301) 533-7606 View (301) 533-7606
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Deena Kotlewski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
My primary focus is working with children and adolescents who are struggling with family discord, parent separation and/or divorce. Since 1996 I have been working within the school system, consulting for an adolescent residential/outpatient therapeutic treatment facility and in private practice. I work with children, adolescents, and their families to improve their skills navigating through life's challenges, transitions, and daily stressors. I also assist people who are feeling depressed, sad, anxious, or dealing with general relationship concerns. Together we develop skills to increase self esteem and coping abilities to promote resilient individuals and more communicative families.
(202) 656-0929 View (202) 656-0929
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Allison S Nordlinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) in practice for nearly twenty years, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work collaboratively with clients to help them develop greater insight into their relationships, communication patterns, and limiting narratives. For more than a decade I have worked in private practice. Previously, I have had experience working in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), school setting, and community mental health agency. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work degree from the National Catholic School of Social Service.
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) in practice for nearly twenty years, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work collaboratively with clients to help them develop greater insight into their relationships, communication patterns, and limiting narratives. For more than a decade I have worked in private practice. Previously, I have had experience working in an intensive outpatient program (IOP), school setting, and community mental health agency. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work degree from the National Catholic School of Social Service.
(301) 485-5337 View (301) 485-5337
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Sienna Lyon
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
NOW accepting new clients! Many emerging adults struggle during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. They spend their days feeling anxious and unfulfilled, falling back on patterns that used to work for them but which no longer are. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, identity development or unresolved trauma, there is a path forward. You might feel like you keep trying to make changes in your life, and maybe things will go well for a while, but nothing sticks. You're motivated to change, you just need some extra guidance.
NOW accepting new clients! Many emerging adults struggle during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. They spend their days feeling anxious and unfulfilled, falling back on patterns that used to work for them but which no longer are. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, identity development or unresolved trauma, there is a path forward. You might feel like you keep trying to make changes in your life, and maybe things will go well for a while, but nothing sticks. You're motivated to change, you just need some extra guidance.
(301) 709-9846 View (301) 709-9846
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Wendy Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815  (Online Only)
Wendy has 20 years of experience in her profession. Throughout this time, Wendy has utilized an eclectic approach when providing therapeutic services with various populations, tailoring services to meet the needs of each individual. She is passionate about treating everyone as special and unique as they are, helping them find the best version of themselves, through providing support, care and empathy each and every day.
Wendy has 20 years of experience in her profession. Throughout this time, Wendy has utilized an eclectic approach when providing therapeutic services with various populations, tailoring services to meet the needs of each individual. She is passionate about treating everyone as special and unique as they are, helping them find the best version of themselves, through providing support, care and empathy each and every day.
(301) 281-6113 View (301) 281-6113
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Diane Scheininger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
I am an experienced therapist who brings insight, warmth, and understanding to the therapy process. I utilize a range of strategies in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety and life transitions. My style is interactive, and I focus on creating a trusting and supportive relationship that enables people to feel safe, respected, and hopeful.
I am an experienced therapist who brings insight, warmth, and understanding to the therapy process. I utilize a range of strategies in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety and life transitions. My style is interactive, and I focus on creating a trusting and supportive relationship that enables people to feel safe, respected, and hopeful.
(301) 852-7355 View (301) 852-7355
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Mirnosa LLC Counseling & Coaching
Counselor, MS, MA, MBA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Psychotherapy is a personal journey that helps individuals connect with deeper self. The decision to engage in this journey can be motivated by life events that trigger feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and desperation. My goal as a therapist is to provide a healing environment where clients feel safe while engaging in this emotional passage.
Psychotherapy is a personal journey that helps individuals connect with deeper self. The decision to engage in this journey can be motivated by life events that trigger feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and desperation. My goal as a therapist is to provide a healing environment where clients feel safe while engaging in this emotional passage.
(301) 641-0136 View (301) 641-0136
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Constance Angiuli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with 20 years' experience providing holistic brain-based treatment for enhanced decision making and performance coaching as well as trauma informed therapy to adolescents and adults. This approach allows me to treat PTSD, anxiety and depression but also offers brain-based coaching for career challenges, performance enhancement, future visualization. My therapy style is client centered and non-judgmental. I focus on three areas - EMDR for trauma healing, depression and anxiety. EMDR (visualization) for sports injury recovery and EMDR for high level decision making (home purchase, college, career etc.)
I am a therapist with 20 years' experience providing holistic brain-based treatment for enhanced decision making and performance coaching as well as trauma informed therapy to adolescents and adults. This approach allows me to treat PTSD, anxiety and depression but also offers brain-based coaching for career challenges, performance enhancement, future visualization. My therapy style is client centered and non-judgmental. I focus on three areas - EMDR for trauma healing, depression and anxiety. EMDR (visualization) for sports injury recovery and EMDR for high level decision making (home purchase, college, career etc.)
(301) 478-9207 View (301) 478-9207
Elizabeth Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I have been practicing as a Psychologist in the Bethesda- Chevy Chase area for 35 years. I work with older adolescents and adults in individual and couples counseling. My areas of expertise include relationship issue, depression, stress, anxiety, divorce and separation (and impact on families).
I have been practicing as a Psychologist in the Bethesda- Chevy Chase area for 35 years. I work with older adolescents and adults in individual and couples counseling. My areas of expertise include relationship issue, depression, stress, anxiety, divorce and separation (and impact on families).
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Alicia Abell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
It can be very helpful to talk to a supportive, experienced professional when facing challenges in your life. My goals as a therapist are to help you understand the source of your struggles, decide what to do with your newfound awareness, and feel better in your day-to-day life.
It can be very helpful to talk to a supportive, experienced professional when facing challenges in your life. My goals as a therapist are to help you understand the source of your struggles, decide what to do with your newfound awareness, and feel better in your day-to-day life.
(301) 842-8738 View (301) 842-8738
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Diana Seasonwein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Many of us at one time or another need the help of an experienced therapist. Are you spending most days not feeling good, suffering from mood swings, anxiety or depression? Are you or your family/peers concerned about your drinking? Perhaps you are stuck, like "super glue" to old damaging behavior patterns, which can spell doom for a satisfying relationship. Have you reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward? If you have tried everything and nothing has worked, perhaps it's time to see a licensed therapist.
Many of us at one time or another need the help of an experienced therapist. Are you spending most days not feeling good, suffering from mood swings, anxiety or depression? Are you or your family/peers concerned about your drinking? Perhaps you are stuck, like "super glue" to old damaging behavior patterns, which can spell doom for a satisfying relationship. Have you reached a point in your life where you need help moving forward? If you have tried everything and nothing has worked, perhaps it's time to see a licensed therapist.
(202) 643-5904 View (202) 643-5904
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Sharon Fischman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20815
Life can be overwhelming. Whether it is interpersonal challenges, trauma, grief, or learning why we make ineffective choices, therapy can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effectively. I work from a non-judgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective. I believe you are doing the best you can at this moment; I will help you build towards making changes in your life to reach your goals.
Life can be overwhelming. Whether it is interpersonal challenges, trauma, grief, or learning why we make ineffective choices, therapy can help. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effectively. I work from a non-judgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective. I believe you are doing the best you can at this moment; I will help you build towards making changes in your life to reach your goals.
(240) 201-2398 View (240) 201-2398
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Michele Rule
Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Michele Rule is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Michele's treatment approach and philosophy include helping clients to become more self-aware, gain insight, recognize faulty beliefs, and replace them with truth in a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy, acceptance, warmth, and positive regard. She believes people are most reshaped by experiencing something new in order to break old, unhealthy patterns and perspectives. Being heard, validated, supported, and challenged while feeling safe are very powerful change elements.
Michele Rule is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Michele's treatment approach and philosophy include helping clients to become more self-aware, gain insight, recognize faulty beliefs, and replace them with truth in a non-judgmental atmosphere of empathy, acceptance, warmth, and positive regard. She believes people are most reshaped by experiencing something new in order to break old, unhealthy patterns and perspectives. Being heard, validated, supported, and challenged while feeling safe are very powerful change elements.
(240) 563-9074 View (240) 563-9074
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Joanna Lhulier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Therapy is an opportunity to get to know yourself better and decide if there are other choices and/or life paths available to you. It is not an easy process, but many find that it is well worth the effort. I can help you make the best use of this opportunity. I work with patients with a wide variety of challenges including eating disorders, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), relationship issues, parenting children with special needs, and loss. Feel free to check out my website for more info www.drlhulier.com or call 202-262-1483.
Therapy is an opportunity to get to know yourself better and decide if there are other choices and/or life paths available to you. It is not an easy process, but many find that it is well worth the effort. I can help you make the best use of this opportunity. I work with patients with a wide variety of challenges including eating disorders, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), relationship issues, parenting children with special needs, and loss. Feel free to check out my website for more info www.drlhulier.com or call 202-262-1483.
(202) 791-4142 View (202) 791-4142
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Lauren Thatcher
Counselor, MS, LGPC
Verified Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Lauren Thatcher is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Lauren has previously worked in the behavioral health field addressing children and adolescents' behavioral issues in the home, school, and community. She also has experience working directly with individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder using an eclectic approach of person-centered therapy, CBT, DBT, and psychoeducation.
Lauren Thatcher is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Lauren has previously worked in the behavioral health field addressing children and adolescents' behavioral issues in the home, school, and community. She also has experience working directly with individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder using an eclectic approach of person-centered therapy, CBT, DBT, and psychoeducation.
(240) 693-3734 View (240) 693-3734
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Patti Goohs
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Bethesda, MD 20815
I am a mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse and addiction. While my main focus is working with this population, it is extremely common for individuals who find themselves struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to also be riddled with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational difficulties, and other dually diagnosed illnesses. My ideal client is an adult heterosexual or gay individual who is both curious and willing to explore the reasons underlying their problematic use, because often the drink or the drug, which started out as a simple solution has now become yet another problem to heal!
I am a mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse and addiction. While my main focus is working with this population, it is extremely common for individuals who find themselves struggling with drugs and/or alcohol to also be riddled with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relational difficulties, and other dually diagnosed illnesses. My ideal client is an adult heterosexual or gay individual who is both curious and willing to explore the reasons underlying their problematic use, because often the drink or the drug, which started out as a simple solution has now become yet another problem to heal!
(202) 471-1793 View (202) 471-1793
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20815

500+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in 20815 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
65% Grief
63% Life Transitions
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% CareFirst
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20815 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 20815?

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.