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Joe Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Currently accepting clients for in-person or telehealth! I work with ages 14+ who are dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety, suicidality, secular spirituality, anger, relationships, and excessive gaming.
Currently accepting clients for in-person or telehealth! I work with ages 14+ who are dealing with issues related to depression, anxiety, suicidality, secular spirituality, anger, relationships, and excessive gaming.
(443) 315-2627 View (443) 315-2627
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Peace Within Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
I want my clients to feel safe when expressing their emotions in a healthy environment. I want tp assist my client to feel confident in themselves and whatever they do to better their communities.
I want my clients to feel safe when expressing their emotions in a healthy environment. I want tp assist my client to feel confident in themselves and whatever they do to better their communities.
(410) 873-1882 View (410) 873-1882
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Kit McFarlane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
All of us encounter ups and downs in living our lives whether a bump in the road or a life-long challenge in which ongoing guidance is needed. I can help you understand why you are struggling; and more importantly, guide you to changes which will lead to more pleasure and productivity in your everyday life. More today than ever, we are finding that trauma – large and small is at the core of our difficulties. I am a graduate of the Ferentz Trauma Institute out of Baltimore with experience in EMDR and EFT Tapping.
All of us encounter ups and downs in living our lives whether a bump in the road or a life-long challenge in which ongoing guidance is needed. I can help you understand why you are struggling; and more importantly, guide you to changes which will lead to more pleasure and productivity in your everyday life. More today than ever, we are finding that trauma – large and small is at the core of our difficulties. I am a graduate of the Ferentz Trauma Institute out of Baltimore with experience in EMDR and EFT Tapping.
(443) 856-6251 View (443) 856-6251
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Kelly Streit
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Kelly. I am an action-oriented trauma therapist that helps people feel the way they would like to feel. If your childhood was especially painful, you want to feel differently and you're ready for change, setting boundaries feels difficult and you feel overwhelmed by your day-to-day tasks, I am the therapist for you. I'm skilled in assisting adults who are experiencing challenges related to parenting guilt, anxiety, insomnia, grief, phobias, as well as have a special interest in PTSD, childhood trauma and working with veterans.
Hi, I’m Kelly. I am an action-oriented trauma therapist that helps people feel the way they would like to feel. If your childhood was especially painful, you want to feel differently and you're ready for change, setting boundaries feels difficult and you feel overwhelmed by your day-to-day tasks, I am the therapist for you. I'm skilled in assisting adults who are experiencing challenges related to parenting guilt, anxiety, insomnia, grief, phobias, as well as have a special interest in PTSD, childhood trauma and working with veterans.
(443) 494-2217 View (443) 494-2217
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Robin Ann Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
Waitlist for new clients
Robin Brown, LCSW-C, received her BS in psychology from Towson University and her Master's in Social Work from University of MD, Baltimore in 1995. Robin specializes in using a mindfulness framework to assist clients in finding their strength to flourish while dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic abuse or neurodevelopmental related issues. Drawing from various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral, to guided imagery and art therapy, Robin works with children and adults to help them find their path to healing in a safe space.
Robin Brown, LCSW-C, received her BS in psychology from Towson University and her Master's in Social Work from University of MD, Baltimore in 1995. Robin specializes in using a mindfulness framework to assist clients in finding their strength to flourish while dealing with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic abuse or neurodevelopmental related issues. Drawing from various modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral, to guided imagery and art therapy, Robin works with children and adults to help them find their path to healing in a safe space.
(410) 648-2882 View (410) 648-2882
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Idania Ramos
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
Do you want to practice more self-compassion and raise self-awareness? Do you want a space where you can process everything going on in your life? Do you want a space where you can be yourself and be met with compassion and genuineness? Whether you are from a culture where going to therapy isn’t viewed as okay or are being encouraged by loved ones to try out therapy; thank you for considering me to be your therapist. We will work collaboratively and tap into your strengths, further develop your coping skills, increase your insight, and achieve your goals.
Do you want to practice more self-compassion and raise self-awareness? Do you want a space where you can process everything going on in your life? Do you want a space where you can be yourself and be met with compassion and genuineness? Whether you are from a culture where going to therapy isn’t viewed as okay or are being encouraged by loved ones to try out therapy; thank you for considering me to be your therapist. We will work collaboratively and tap into your strengths, further develop your coping skills, increase your insight, and achieve your goals.
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Melanie Grimmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Life can feel challenging, overwhelming, and stressful to the point that you feel unable to stay afloat. When life gets to this point, you might be wondering how to keep moving forward. Despite the desire for a life that feels more like living and less like surviving; taking the first step to seek out help can feel overwhelming. I will be with you every step of the way to sit alongside you through the journey. Therapy takes time but it allows you to explore yourself, reconnect with the things that matter most to you, and pave the way for the life you want to have. Let’s do that together.
Life can feel challenging, overwhelming, and stressful to the point that you feel unable to stay afloat. When life gets to this point, you might be wondering how to keep moving forward. Despite the desire for a life that feels more like living and less like surviving; taking the first step to seek out help can feel overwhelming. I will be with you every step of the way to sit alongside you through the journey. Therapy takes time but it allows you to explore yourself, reconnect with the things that matter most to you, and pave the way for the life you want to have. Let’s do that together.
(240) 851-3099 View (240) 851-3099
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Christina deGraft-Johnson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the therapeutic process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Reaching out to a therapist can often be hard. You may fear being judged or being vulnerable with a stranger. But I am confident that given the chance, you will see the benefits in talking with me as I really want to help you succeed. My hope is that you take this leap of faith and see how I can best support you. We can only do the best that we can.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the therapeutic process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Reaching out to a therapist can often be hard. You may fear being judged or being vulnerable with a stranger. But I am confident that given the chance, you will see the benefits in talking with me as I really want to help you succeed. My hope is that you take this leap of faith and see how I can best support you. We can only do the best that we can.
(301) 691-4066 View (301) 691-4066
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Brianna Leonard
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Let’s be honest, life can be tough. Constant changes, daily stressors, relationship woes, anxiety issues, low self esteem and insecurities. Need a safe space and a supportive listening ear to help guide you through the challenges in life? My mission as a counselor is to provide you with a judgement free, down to earth, safe space where you feel comfortable to have the open conversations that makes you think, allows you to feel, aids you to process your thoughts and feelings, promotes awareness and inspires you to grow, heal and move forward. I have experience working with clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Let’s be honest, life can be tough. Constant changes, daily stressors, relationship woes, anxiety issues, low self esteem and insecurities. Need a safe space and a supportive listening ear to help guide you through the challenges in life? My mission as a counselor is to provide you with a judgement free, down to earth, safe space where you feel comfortable to have the open conversations that makes you think, allows you to feel, aids you to process your thoughts and feelings, promotes awareness and inspires you to grow, heal and move forward. I have experience working with clients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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Kelly Drake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed psychologist, co-founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Maryland, and part-time Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. I specialize in treating and preventing all forms of anxiety, depression, and related problems in children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
I am a licensed psychologist, co-founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Maryland, and part-time Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. I specialize in treating and preventing all forms of anxiety, depression, and related problems in children, adolescents, and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
(410) 660-2602 View (410) 660-2602
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Erica Dixon
Counselor, LCPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Are you tired of feeling anxious? Do you feel down most of the time? Are you using drugs or alcohol to change your mood or deal with stressors? Whether you are suffering from a mood disorder, or dealing with substance abuse issues, sometimes it is difficult to know who to turn to and what to do to help yourself. IME Behavioral Health has six therapists and two nurse practitioners who want to help you achieve your goals.
Are you tired of feeling anxious? Do you feel down most of the time? Are you using drugs or alcohol to change your mood or deal with stressors? Whether you are suffering from a mood disorder, or dealing with substance abuse issues, sometimes it is difficult to know who to turn to and what to do to help yourself. IME Behavioral Health has six therapists and two nurse practitioners who want to help you achieve your goals.
(410) 489-1674 View (410) 489-1674
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Gloria Mathis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Dr. Mathis specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), such as hair-pulling and skin-picking. She also works with individuals managing other areas of psychological difficulty, such as depression, stress management, sleep problems, and disruptive behavior. Dr. Mathis is trained in the Family Well-Being Approach for families of individuals who refuse treatment. Each individual has different goals for treatment, but generally Dr. Mathis focuses on collaboratively identifying goals to increase the client's quality of life in ways that matter to them.
Dr. Mathis specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), such as hair-pulling and skin-picking. She also works with individuals managing other areas of psychological difficulty, such as depression, stress management, sleep problems, and disruptive behavior. Dr. Mathis is trained in the Family Well-Being Approach for families of individuals who refuse treatment. Each individual has different goals for treatment, but generally Dr. Mathis focuses on collaboratively identifying goals to increase the client's quality of life in ways that matter to them.
(410) 834-4889 x3 View (410) 834-4889 x3
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Iris Thomas Lcsw-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Hello and welcome. I’ve devoted my entire career to helping kids. Is your child, adolescent or young adult… Feeling depressed? Having unrealistic or unusual worries? Engaging in hair pulling or skin picking? Not speaking in social situations? Having anxiety when away from a parent? Experiencing low self-esteem? Struggling to make connections with peers? Trying to recover from a traumatic event? Concerned about their transition into middle school or high school? Having difficulty adjusting in college? Asking to speak to a therapist?
Hello and welcome. I’ve devoted my entire career to helping kids. Is your child, adolescent or young adult… Feeling depressed? Having unrealistic or unusual worries? Engaging in hair pulling or skin picking? Not speaking in social situations? Having anxiety when away from a parent? Experiencing low self-esteem? Struggling to make connections with peers? Trying to recover from a traumatic event? Concerned about their transition into middle school or high school? Having difficulty adjusting in college? Asking to speak to a therapist?
(410) 431-2668 View (410) 431-2668
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Jennifer W. Sauers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
When we are anxious and afraid, when the hurt gets to be too much, when we are struggling with self-blame, shame and guilt, having a therapist to offer support is both necessary and rewarding. We do not choose our crisis, but we can choose how we want to grow and transform. You do not have to do this alone.
When we are anxious and afraid, when the hurt gets to be too much, when we are struggling with self-blame, shame and guilt, having a therapist to offer support is both necessary and rewarding. We do not choose our crisis, but we can choose how we want to grow and transform. You do not have to do this alone.
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Asher Cares Counseling Services
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Ever ask yourself, "I need someone to talk to." "I need to make changes." Have you endured trauma, feel depressed, or suffer from anxiety? Finding the support you need is NOT impossible. I believe therapy is not about “fixing” people but encouraging a space for self-care. I welcome my clients to show up as they are, as I do the same. I provide a nonjudgmental and empowering atmosphere. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, safe and collaborative environment. Clients can navigate and overcome all of their life’s challenges. I have 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children.
Ever ask yourself, "I need someone to talk to." "I need to make changes." Have you endured trauma, feel depressed, or suffer from anxiety? Finding the support you need is NOT impossible. I believe therapy is not about “fixing” people but encouraging a space for self-care. I welcome my clients to show up as they are, as I do the same. I provide a nonjudgmental and empowering atmosphere. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, safe and collaborative environment. Clients can navigate and overcome all of their life’s challenges. I have 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children.
(667) 256-7554 View (667) 256-7554
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Beth Gallihue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
I have been in private practice for 19 years in Columbia Maryland, and provide individual, couple and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My personal philosophy has always been to be of service to others. I have created a process to bring in to conscious awareness patterns of limiting beliefs and blockages in a place where healing and personal growth can flourish in an environment that is safe, confidential and free of judgement. The journey to the authentic self is one that requires courage, determination, self-reflection and unconditional love of yourselves.
I have been in private practice for 19 years in Columbia Maryland, and provide individual, couple and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My personal philosophy has always been to be of service to others. I have created a process to bring in to conscious awareness patterns of limiting beliefs and blockages in a place where healing and personal growth can flourish in an environment that is safe, confidential and free of judgement. The journey to the authentic self is one that requires courage, determination, self-reflection and unconditional love of yourselves.
(410) 782-3668 View (410) 782-3668
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Shawn Schroeder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
We spend most of our lives in our heads, we might as well make it a nice place to be! If you feel unable to get rid of negative thoughts and feelings, if you feel like your past is dictating your present and you feel stuck and unable to move forward in your life, I can help you work through your blocks, fears and past traumas to reach a more vibrant present and a better quality of life.
We spend most of our lives in our heads, we might as well make it a nice place to be! If you feel unable to get rid of negative thoughts and feelings, if you feel like your past is dictating your present and you feel stuck and unable to move forward in your life, I can help you work through your blocks, fears and past traumas to reach a more vibrant present and a better quality of life.
(410) 724-1196 View (410) 724-1196
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Kendall Blumenthal
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Life is something that is always throwing us curve balls! Regardless of what your life has thrown at you over the years, it is never too late or too early to start working on yourself. From work-life stressors to the loss of a loved one or even relationship concerns and anything in between are possible experiences that we can have. There is nothing too big or too small to want to address in therapy. If you are looking for a little extra support in processing these different life stressors then therapy is one way of making sure that we are taking care of ourselves as well.
Life is something that is always throwing us curve balls! Regardless of what your life has thrown at you over the years, it is never too late or too early to start working on yourself. From work-life stressors to the loss of a loved one or even relationship concerns and anything in between are possible experiences that we can have. There is nothing too big or too small to want to address in therapy. If you are looking for a little extra support in processing these different life stressors then therapy is one way of making sure that we are taking care of ourselves as well.
(443) 558-1384 View (443) 558-1384
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Rick Conway
Art Therapist, LCPAT, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is creative and collaborative. I believe each individual – no matter their age or gender identity – is unique and should have a therapist who is genuine, practices unconditional positive regard, and has empathic understanding. In session, I will approach the client where they are and with what they may currently be experiencing. My approach starts with building a positive, warm, and trusting relationship. This will provide a foundation of support, encouragement, and connection, and after that the work can truly begin. I do not expect a client to work harder in our relationship than I am willing to do myself.
My approach to therapy is creative and collaborative. I believe each individual – no matter their age or gender identity – is unique and should have a therapist who is genuine, practices unconditional positive regard, and has empathic understanding. In session, I will approach the client where they are and with what they may currently be experiencing. My approach starts with building a positive, warm, and trusting relationship. This will provide a foundation of support, encouragement, and connection, and after that the work can truly begin. I do not expect a client to work harder in our relationship than I am willing to do myself.
(301) 579-0047 View (301) 579-0047
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Santokh Singh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MD 21045  (Online Only)
Taking New Clients / Are you struggling? Do you need support? I’ll work to meet you where you are, no matter what stage of life you’re experiencing. I have experience working with adults experiencing trauma and a variety of other mental health challenges such as relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. Whatever challenge you’re troubled with, I will work with you by creating a Safe Space. I collaborate with you, assisting you towards your goals. My approach is to listen and understand, and I will work to support you unconditionally, without judgement, and with empathy.
Taking New Clients / Are you struggling? Do you need support? I’ll work to meet you where you are, no matter what stage of life you’re experiencing. I have experience working with adults experiencing trauma and a variety of other mental health challenges such as relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. Whatever challenge you’re troubled with, I will work with you by creating a Safe Space. I collaborate with you, assisting you towards your goals. My approach is to listen and understand, and I will work to support you unconditionally, without judgement, and with empathy.
(410) 724-1255 View (410) 724-1255

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 21045

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 21045 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
68% Coping Skills
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% CareFirst
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21045 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21045?

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.