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Jasmyn Vallecillo Stengel
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a passion for empowering individuals, I bring a blend of narrative and person-centered therapy to my practice. My work is deeply rooted in the belief that clients are the experts of their own lives. This guiding principle shapes a collaborative therapeutic environment where the client's voice leads the journey. My approach is holistic, considering the entirety of a person's experience, including emotional, psychological, and physical wellness. With a foundation in multicultural awareness and a feminist perspective, I strive to create a space that is both inclusive and respectful.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a passion for empowering individuals, I bring a blend of narrative and person-centered therapy to my practice. My work is deeply rooted in the belief that clients are the experts of their own lives. This guiding principle shapes a collaborative therapeutic environment where the client's voice leads the journey. My approach is holistic, considering the entirety of a person's experience, including emotional, psychological, and physical wellness. With a foundation in multicultural awareness and a feminist perspective, I strive to create a space that is both inclusive and respectful.
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Tamera Sanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
"Vulnerability is a path back to each other, but we're so afraid to get on it" Brene Brown. I can help you identify the underlying struggles that keep you from being your best self. I work with a variety of interventions. We will work to find the one that fits you and your needs to get you back on the path.
"Vulnerability is a path back to each other, but we're so afraid to get on it" Brene Brown. I can help you identify the underlying struggles that keep you from being your best self. I work with a variety of interventions. We will work to find the one that fits you and your needs to get you back on the path.
(262) 698-3169 View (262) 698-3169
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Kristine Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Kristine Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BS in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSW from University of California, Los Angeles. With more than 19 years of experience working with children and families, Kristine understands the complexities of child development. In the past 8 years as a licensed mental health professional, she has worked with children ages 2-18. Kristine has specialized training in child trauma, treatment for young children with behavioral problems, and families with adoption-specific issues.
Kristine Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BS in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSW from University of California, Los Angeles. With more than 19 years of experience working with children and families, Kristine understands the complexities of child development. In the past 8 years as a licensed mental health professional, she has worked with children ages 2-18. Kristine has specialized training in child trauma, treatment for young children with behavioral problems, and families with adoption-specific issues.
(262) 229-8055 View (262) 229-8055
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Kelli Brossart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Waitlist for new clients
Beginning with a new therapist can feel overwhelming. I understand and do my best to make clients feel comfortable. I am committed to creating a nonjudgmental space where I can help clients at their own pace.
Beginning with a new therapist can feel overwhelming. I understand and do my best to make clients feel comfortable. I am committed to creating a nonjudgmental space where I can help clients at their own pace.
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Rosanne K Poe
Psychologist, PsyD, RPTS
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
I usually work first from a practical and cognitive-behavioral level, which may deepen eventually to inner personal levels through use of dreams (from a Jungian perspective) and sometimes Sand Play. I emphasize protection of trust and the therapeutic process as much as possible and help the individuals and family members who I work with to understand the reasoning. Each person is unique and I anticipate and enjoy building a relationship that assumes collaboration. I then work with them toward activating their own healing potential, no matter the age, with the hope that it is a lifelong learning and ability.
I usually work first from a practical and cognitive-behavioral level, which may deepen eventually to inner personal levels through use of dreams (from a Jungian perspective) and sometimes Sand Play. I emphasize protection of trust and the therapeutic process as much as possible and help the individuals and family members who I work with to understand the reasoning. Each person is unique and I anticipate and enjoy building a relationship that assumes collaboration. I then work with them toward activating their own healing potential, no matter the age, with the hope that it is a lifelong learning and ability.
(262) 584-4996 View (262) 584-4996
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Teresa S Fluegel
Counselor, NCC, LPC-IT, CTP
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
It takes a great deal of courage to ask someone for help, this is why I emphasize therapy that is guided by genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. The most effective therapeutic work happens without judgment, with complete acceptance, and curiosity. I hope to offer this to my clients. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with issues that are interfering with functional living. I am excited to be part of your mental health journey, and I will strive to give you my earnest attention to help you navigate life choices and find effective solutions.
It takes a great deal of courage to ask someone for help, this is why I emphasize therapy that is guided by genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. The most effective therapeutic work happens without judgment, with complete acceptance, and curiosity. I hope to offer this to my clients. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with issues that are interfering with functional living. I am excited to be part of your mental health journey, and I will strive to give you my earnest attention to help you navigate life choices and find effective solutions.
(262) 686-4157 View (262) 686-4157
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Macey Villarreal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Macey Villarreal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2009. She has an MSW from Loyola University. Macey provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients where she can support them as they make their journey towards change. Macey has specialized training in trauma and anxiety disorders. Outside of work, Macey enjoys plants, yoga, and meditation.
Macey Villarreal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2009. She has an MSW from Loyola University. Macey provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients where she can support them as they make their journey towards change. Macey has specialized training in trauma and anxiety disorders. Outside of work, Macey enjoys plants, yoga, and meditation.
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Kimberly Norden
Psychologist, LP
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Dr. Norden is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from SUNY-Stony Brook in 1996. She has years of experience in providing therapy for individuals, both adults and older adolescents, as well as couples. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, coping with stress, parenting issues, and marital and relationship problems. In addition to seeing clients, she has been teaching undergraduate courses in psychology at Marquette University for over 20 years.
Dr. Norden is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from SUNY-Stony Brook in 1996. She has years of experience in providing therapy for individuals, both adults and older adolescents, as well as couples. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, coping with stress, parenting issues, and marital and relationship problems. In addition to seeing clients, she has been teaching undergraduate courses in psychology at Marquette University for over 20 years.
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Kimberlee Marie Moster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406  (Online Only)
I believe in meeting clients where they are at in their healing process. Assisting my clients in identifying their unique strengths in order to find balance and joy in their lives is always at the core of the therapy process. I provide a straightforward, compassionate approach with my clients and take my work very seriously. I do not, however, take myself overly seriously, so clients feel I am very easy to relate to. I believe that everyone, at some point, can benefit from therapy. It's not only to fix what might feel broken, but also to improve on what's working in our lives.
I believe in meeting clients where they are at in their healing process. Assisting my clients in identifying their unique strengths in order to find balance and joy in their lives is always at the core of the therapy process. I provide a straightforward, compassionate approach with my clients and take my work very seriously. I do not, however, take myself overly seriously, so clients feel I am very easy to relate to. I believe that everyone, at some point, can benefit from therapy. It's not only to fix what might feel broken, but also to improve on what's working in our lives.
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Barbara J Baer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
I believe within each of us are the answers, solutions, and wisdom needed to address the challenges we face throughout the life cycle. It's normal to doubt our own ability to navigate these issues and find the path through them. My role as therapist with an individual, couple, or family, is to guide. The answers reside within the client/s. My job is to facilitate the person's effort to find what is already there.
I believe within each of us are the answers, solutions, and wisdom needed to address the challenges we face throughout the life cycle. It's normal to doubt our own ability to navigate these issues and find the path through them. My role as therapist with an individual, couple, or family, is to guide. The answers reside within the client/s. My job is to facilitate the person's effort to find what is already there.
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Janis M Paonessa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Not accepting new clients
I am a Marriage and Family therapist who believes in the sanctity of a life well lived and lived well. With each new stage in life comes expectations, challenges, opportunity for learning and a variety of emotions. I can help you work through negative and self-defeating thoughts, disappointments and stubborn life questions through changing thoughts that are unhelpful and are not life-affirming to those that help you to learn, to grow, to feel happy. I work with individuals, children, families and couples to meet you where you are in your life.
I am a Marriage and Family therapist who believes in the sanctity of a life well lived and lived well. With each new stage in life comes expectations, challenges, opportunity for learning and a variety of emotions. I can help you work through negative and self-defeating thoughts, disappointments and stubborn life questions through changing thoughts that are unhelpful and are not life-affirming to those that help you to learn, to grow, to feel happy. I work with individuals, children, families and couples to meet you where you are in your life.
(262) 456-3712 View (262) 456-3712
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Monica Passage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Monica Passage is a Clinical Therapist with LifeStance. She provides mental healthcare to adults 21 years and older. Ms. Passage has a special interest in helping adults live their best life possible by providing a respectful, compassionate environment. She believes in treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit and uses an eclectic approach to tailor therapy based on the individual. She views the therapeutic relationship as collaborative, with her clients playing an active role in their treatment. Outside the office, Ms. Passage enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Monica Passage is a Clinical Therapist with LifeStance. She provides mental healthcare to adults 21 years and older. Ms. Passage has a special interest in helping adults live their best life possible by providing a respectful, compassionate environment. She believes in treating the whole person, mind, body and spirit and uses an eclectic approach to tailor therapy based on the individual. She views the therapeutic relationship as collaborative, with her clients playing an active role in their treatment. Outside the office, Ms. Passage enjoys spending time with friends and family.
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Laurie Ventela
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
I am a psychotherapist who has worked in the mental health field since 2010 and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I work with individual ages 18+ and have experience and specialty training in working with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and eating disorders. I have experience working in all levels of care including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and individual outpatient therapy; including in a school setting.
I am a psychotherapist who has worked in the mental health field since 2010 and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I work with individual ages 18+ and have experience and specialty training in working with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and eating disorders. I have experience working in all levels of care including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and individual outpatient therapy; including in a school setting.
(262) 891-8721 View (262) 891-8721
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Journey Solution Life Coaching and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MCLC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406  (Online Only)
I believe in meeting clients where they are at in their life journey. Assisting my clients in identifying their unique strengths in order to find balance and happiness in their lives is always at the core of my coaching process. It's the "ah-ha" moments when clients begin to feel "unstuck" that the transformation begins in the coaching process. My clients would say that I take a very authentic and compassionate approach in my work with them, and can also see the benefit of humor in the journey. I am an ICF Accredited Master Certified Life Coach and this training and experience allows me to assist clients in forward life movement.
I believe in meeting clients where they are at in their life journey. Assisting my clients in identifying their unique strengths in order to find balance and happiness in their lives is always at the core of my coaching process. It's the "ah-ha" moments when clients begin to feel "unstuck" that the transformation begins in the coaching process. My clients would say that I take a very authentic and compassionate approach in my work with them, and can also see the benefit of humor in the journey. I am an ICF Accredited Master Certified Life Coach and this training and experience allows me to assist clients in forward life movement.
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Martin Poe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
I have found that humor, empathy and understanding, for oneself and others, are key elements in building relationships with people. These qualities are the foundation of all good psychotherapy. I am comfortable working with people from varying spiritual traditions. My abilities are well suited to people who are emotionally sensitive or traumatized. I have worked well with individuals who have had treatment failures in the past, people who are creative, gifted individuals, adolescents and children. Play therapy is effective with children who have cognitive delays.
I have found that humor, empathy and understanding, for oneself and others, are key elements in building relationships with people. These qualities are the foundation of all good psychotherapy. I am comfortable working with people from varying spiritual traditions. My abilities are well suited to people who are emotionally sensitive or traumatized. I have worked well with individuals who have had treatment failures in the past, people who are creative, gifted individuals, adolescents and children. Play therapy is effective with children who have cognitive delays.
(262) 485-4779 View (262) 485-4779
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Michael Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Mr. Michael Welch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from UW Milwaukee and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Welch draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing approaches to teach clients to challenge or cope with the life stressors they experience. Outside of work Mr. Welch enjoys reading, sports, and home improvement projects.
Mr. Michael Welch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from UW Milwaukee and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Welch draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing approaches to teach clients to challenge or cope with the life stressors they experience. Outside of work Mr. Welch enjoys reading, sports, and home improvement projects.
(262) 539-0619 View (262) 539-0619
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Evan Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Evan Hart is a licensed professional counselor. His clinical focus is helping individual adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, and transitional issues. Evan works with clients from a person-centered outlook employing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of other therapeutic models. He uses evidence-based and research informed assessment and intervention practices in his work. It is essential for Evan to create a safe space in which empathic collaboration with clients will yield a customized plan that helps them progress towards identified goals.
Evan Hart is a licensed professional counselor. His clinical focus is helping individual adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, and transitional issues. Evan works with clients from a person-centered outlook employing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of other therapeutic models. He uses evidence-based and research informed assessment and intervention practices in his work. It is essential for Evan to create a safe space in which empathic collaboration with clients will yield a customized plan that helps them progress towards identified goals.
(262) 846-5460 View (262) 846-5460
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Aaron Munson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides psychotherapy from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective, along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused techniques. He specializes in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of many anxiety disorders, including OCD, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic. Aaron also treats Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders such as Trichotillomania, skin picking and Tourette's. In addition, he works with clients with depression, PTSD and Eating Disorders.
Aaron is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides psychotherapy from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective, along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused techniques. He specializes in the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of many anxiety disorders, including OCD, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Panic. Aaron also treats Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders such as Trichotillomania, skin picking and Tourette's. In addition, he works with clients with depression, PTSD and Eating Disorders.
(262) 333-5709 View (262) 333-5709
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Jessica Poteat
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Jessica Poteat is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lakeland University. Jessica believes in the ability and power of personal growth. She strives to assist those facing challenges by working collaboratively to harness their inner strength so they may feel empowered to make positive changes needed to become happier, healthier, stronger versions of themselves in a non-judgmental, safe atmosphere. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with family.
Jessica Poteat is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lakeland University. Jessica believes in the ability and power of personal growth. She strives to assist those facing challenges by working collaboratively to harness their inner strength so they may feel empowered to make positive changes needed to become happier, healthier, stronger versions of themselves in a non-judgmental, safe atmosphere. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with family.
(262) 333-0226 View (262) 333-0226
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Kaylee Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Racine, WI 53406
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. As a therapist, my goal is to help children and their families receive the relief they need from day to day life. I focus on creating a safe and accepting space for children and families because I believe this is the first step to growth and healing. I approach our work together as a member of your team assisting in the overall goal you would like to achieve. You know you best. I am here to listen to your concerns, understand where you currently are in life, and gently guide the beautiful process called healing. By the end of treatment, my hope is that you will leave therapy a healthier happier YOU!
Welcome. As a therapist, my goal is to help children and their families receive the relief they need from day to day life. I focus on creating a safe and accepting space for children and families because I believe this is the first step to growth and healing. I approach our work together as a member of your team assisting in the overall goal you would like to achieve. You know you best. I am here to listen to your concerns, understand where you currently are in life, and gently guide the beautiful process called healing. By the end of treatment, my hope is that you will leave therapy a healthier happier YOU!
(262) 214-3599 View (262) 214-3599

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Number of Therapists in 53406

30+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 53406 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Grief
60% Relationship Issues
60% Self Esteem
57% Trauma and PTSD
53% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Other

How Therapists in 53406 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53406?

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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.