Therapists in 77092

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William July
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
We provide affordable PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING / EVALUATIONS & THERAPY services. At times in life we walk a path full of challenges, relationship endings, and grief ...life certainly doesn't operate on fairness. If it is time for you to get professional help, don't hesitate. Together we will work to free you from being stuck in depression, entangled in anxiety, or lost without insight. My popular books, lectures, television, and radio appearances have helped many people. Together with a great team we provide services in Houston, Austin & Dallas. -------Se Habla Español-------
We provide affordable PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING / EVALUATIONS & THERAPY services. At times in life we walk a path full of challenges, relationship endings, and grief ...life certainly doesn't operate on fairness. If it is time for you to get professional help, don't hesitate. Together we will work to free you from being stuck in depression, entangled in anxiety, or lost without insight. My popular books, lectures, television, and radio appearances have helped many people. Together with a great team we provide services in Houston, Austin & Dallas. -------Se Habla Español-------
(281) 377-4831 View (281) 377-4831
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Pathway to Empathy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all its richness and seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related concerns? Depression, anxiety, history of trauma? Are you, your family or relations journeying through life transitions or in need of support related to medical-health concerns? There are times in life when it feels like you are barely keeping your head above water. Not a fun feeling! More importantly, I work with compassion, empathy, and am non-judgmental, while creating a safe space for you to explore and understand.
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all its richness and seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related concerns? Depression, anxiety, history of trauma? Are you, your family or relations journeying through life transitions or in need of support related to medical-health concerns? There are times in life when it feels like you are barely keeping your head above water. Not a fun feeling! More importantly, I work with compassion, empathy, and am non-judgmental, while creating a safe space for you to explore and understand.
(713) 497-1285 View (713) 497-1285
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Rolinder C Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
It is imperative for individuals to have non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate source to deal with the inevitable challenges that arise in life. I enjoy helping clients develop healthy coping strategies and prosocial skills to maximize their quality of life. I value development; therefore, I meet each client where they are and allow them to be actively involved in their therapeutic process. Counseling is a personal experience and finding the right person with whom one can connect with is important. It is my mission to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to feel comfortable.
It is imperative for individuals to have non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate source to deal with the inevitable challenges that arise in life. I enjoy helping clients develop healthy coping strategies and prosocial skills to maximize their quality of life. I value development; therefore, I meet each client where they are and allow them to be actively involved in their therapeutic process. Counseling is a personal experience and finding the right person with whom one can connect with is important. It is my mission to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients to feel comfortable.
(832) 979-8011 View (832) 979-8011
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Nina Lewis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Hello! First off please take a moment and thank yourself for taking time to self-care/self-love! This first step is hard for many of us! So, great job and welcome! My name is Ninoska "Nina" Lewis, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, LPC-A -supervised by Richard Kuehn LPC-S. I graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health. In my experience thus far I have worked with diverse populations from various cultures working on a range of issues.
Hello! First off please take a moment and thank yourself for taking time to self-care/self-love! This first step is hard for many of us! So, great job and welcome! My name is Ninoska "Nina" Lewis, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, LPC-A -supervised by Richard Kuehn LPC-S. I graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health. In my experience thus far I have worked with diverse populations from various cultures working on a range of issues.
(346) 553-9435 View (346) 553-9435
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Bridgette Goddard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCDC, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
Have you noticed an increase of conflict, confusion, and chaos in your life?Well, peace of mind and a sigh of relief is just a slice of what you will experience at Goddard & Associates Counseling.
Have you noticed an increase of conflict, confusion, and chaos in your life?Well, peace of mind and a sigh of relief is just a slice of what you will experience at Goddard & Associates Counseling.
(713) 489-8837 View (713) 489-8837
Terapia en Español
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Está usted teniendo dificultades con su niño en la escuela para concentrarse, en la casa para hacer la tarea, y en sus relaciones con la familia? Tiene usted un adolescente que se siente deprimido, sólo quiere estar en su cuarto, en el internet o en el teléfono? Tiene niños con problemas de agresión o deprimidos? Acérquese para que hablemos acerca de como ayudar a su niño, mejorar sus relaciones familiares, recuperar su tranquilidad y volver a disfrutar de alegría, paz, y felicidad en su hogar.
Está usted teniendo dificultades con su niño en la escuela para concentrarse, en la casa para hacer la tarea, y en sus relaciones con la familia? Tiene usted un adolescente que se siente deprimido, sólo quiere estar en su cuarto, en el internet o en el teléfono? Tiene niños con problemas de agresión o deprimidos? Acérquese para que hablemos acerca de como ayudar a su niño, mejorar sus relaciones familiares, recuperar su tranquilidad y volver a disfrutar de alegría, paz, y felicidad en su hogar.
(832) 632-8147 View (832) 632-8147
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Dr. Norma Ngo
Psychologist, PsyD, AASECT, CST
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
I believe that your decision to seek therapy is a sign of strength, courage, and respect for your personal and relationship well-being. Congratulations on taking the first, and often, hardest step. Identifying a therapist with whom you are comfortable is also a critical step toward facilitating the changes that you desire. I have a collaborative and active style in therapy. I am sensitive to the diverse expressions of sexuality, gender, and lifestyles that my clients may bring. I specialize in sexual and relationship concerns, problematic sexual behaviors, kink/fetish, gender identity, and sexual identity.
I believe that your decision to seek therapy is a sign of strength, courage, and respect for your personal and relationship well-being. Congratulations on taking the first, and often, hardest step. Identifying a therapist with whom you are comfortable is also a critical step toward facilitating the changes that you desire. I have a collaborative and active style in therapy. I am sensitive to the diverse expressions of sexuality, gender, and lifestyles that my clients may bring. I specialize in sexual and relationship concerns, problematic sexual behaviors, kink/fetish, gender identity, and sexual identity.
(832) 263-6757 View (832) 263-6757
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Hearts of Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, CART
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
My name is Suzanne Boyd, I am a license Professional Counselor in Texas. I earn a M.A. in Psychology from Texas Southern University. I have worked in the education field for 8 years as a special education teacher then a School counselor. I am a therapist with experience working in behavioral hospitals treating adult and children patients with mental illness and in crisis. The mental health field is a significant passion of mine because of the growing need in many communities. As a therapist I focus on providing a safe environment for exploring how your own individual thoughts and emotions can be challenged to think more clearly.
My name is Suzanne Boyd, I am a license Professional Counselor in Texas. I earn a M.A. in Psychology from Texas Southern University. I have worked in the education field for 8 years as a special education teacher then a School counselor. I am a therapist with experience working in behavioral hospitals treating adult and children patients with mental illness and in crisis. The mental health field is a significant passion of mine because of the growing need in many communities. As a therapist I focus on providing a safe environment for exploring how your own individual thoughts and emotions can be challenged to think more clearly.
(832) 501-0842 View (832) 501-0842
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Immigration Evaluations & Counseling
Psychologist, PhD
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
HOUSTON-AUSTIN-DALLAS (English, Spanish & other languages) Do you need an affordable psychological evaluation or counseling for your immigration case? Dr. July and his associates understand these services can be expensive and that is why we offer affordable fees and a payment plan option. We provide service with the high professional standards that you need for your case. We are experienced in understanding immigration issues. During the process of working with us you will be treated with respect and we will explain the results to you in a way that will help you improve your life.
HOUSTON-AUSTIN-DALLAS (English, Spanish & other languages) Do you need an affordable psychological evaluation or counseling for your immigration case? Dr. July and his associates understand these services can be expensive and that is why we offer affordable fees and a payment plan option. We provide service with the high professional standards that you need for your case. We are experienced in understanding immigration issues. During the process of working with us you will be treated with respect and we will explain the results to you in a way that will help you improve your life.
(713) 893-4339 View (713) 893-4339
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Adaptive Behavioral Health - Houston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, LPC, LCSW, PhD, RN
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Adaptive Behavioral Health is a comprehensive behavioral health agency that focuses on individual strengths and adaptive skill development. We understand that sometimes situations don’t change, so we help children, adolescents, adults and families build the adaptive skills needed to overcome life’s challenges and function at their highest potential.
Adaptive Behavioral Health is a comprehensive behavioral health agency that focuses on individual strengths and adaptive skill development. We understand that sometimes situations don’t change, so we help children, adolescents, adults and families build the adaptive skills needed to overcome life’s challenges and function at their highest potential.
(346) 205-0177 View (346) 205-0177
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Stephanie Laize
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
I am a licensed professional counselor. As a Korean-born woman, I have a unique cultural background but was raised in France. I have made the U.S.-Mexico border my home for the past two decades. I am a very effective counselor because I have the inner gift to connect with my clients very quickly. This facilitates them to disclose a lot of information they have never shared with anyone. I treat many disorders, including depression, anxiety, codependence, trauma, dysfunctional childhood, marital issues, self-esteem, anger, bullying, stress, and career.
I am a licensed professional counselor. As a Korean-born woman, I have a unique cultural background but was raised in France. I have made the U.S.-Mexico border my home for the past two decades. I am a very effective counselor because I have the inner gift to connect with my clients very quickly. This facilitates them to disclose a lot of information they have never shared with anyone. I treat many disorders, including depression, anxiety, codependence, trauma, dysfunctional childhood, marital issues, self-esteem, anger, bullying, stress, and career.
(346) 788-1759 View (346) 788-1759
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Stephanie Rodriguez-Morales
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with preteens, adolescents, and adults with diverse life experiences. I specialized in providing evidence-based treatments for trauma-related disorders (including Complex Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and dissociative disorder. In my treatment sessions. I will guide you and provide you with the tools needed to overcome your situation. I focus on the person’s strength as well as the interaction between biological, cognitive, cultural, social, and spiritual factors that impact the person’s life.
I have experience working with preteens, adolescents, and adults with diverse life experiences. I specialized in providing evidence-based treatments for trauma-related disorders (including Complex Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and dissociative disorder. In my treatment sessions. I will guide you and provide you with the tools needed to overcome your situation. I focus on the person’s strength as well as the interaction between biological, cognitive, cultural, social, and spiritual factors that impact the person’s life.
(832) 536-1694 View (832) 536-1694
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Samantha Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Hi, my name is Samantha Gordon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I focus on helping others to manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this. I help individuals, couples, and their families manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this.
Hi, my name is Samantha Gordon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I focus on helping others to manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this. I help individuals, couples, and their families manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this.
(346) 485-3884 View (346) 485-3884
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Rolando Pena
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
Life is complex, and it can also be overwhelming. You may feel stuck, or as if you are caught between two, or more, strong forces pulling you in different directions. I believe therapy can be a potent, collaborative process in which we can work together to untangle the different components of your concerns, to sit in tension with these components without becoming overwhelmed, and to restore peace in your life. I enjoy working with all issues affected by social identities, such as gender and sexuality, and I specialize in men's issues.
Life is complex, and it can also be overwhelming. You may feel stuck, or as if you are caught between two, or more, strong forces pulling you in different directions. I believe therapy can be a potent, collaborative process in which we can work together to untangle the different components of your concerns, to sit in tension with these components without becoming overwhelmed, and to restore peace in your life. I enjoy working with all issues affected by social identities, such as gender and sexuality, and I specialize in men's issues.
(832) 906-4646 View (832) 906-4646
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Alejandra Machado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
On the outside, everyone thinks you've got it all together. You're good at putting on a smile and pushing through. You've been checking the boxes in life but still feel overwhelmed, tired and feel that you're running out of time. You're wondering if things should be this difficult? You've contemplated making some changes in your life, but are worried what others may say, or whether you'd be making a big mistake.
On the outside, everyone thinks you've got it all together. You're good at putting on a smile and pushing through. You've been checking the boxes in life but still feel overwhelmed, tired and feel that you're running out of time. You're wondering if things should be this difficult? You've contemplated making some changes in your life, but are worried what others may say, or whether you'd be making a big mistake.
(832) 981-7187 View (832) 981-7187
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Maria E Torres
Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, PhD, LPC-A
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
In life, we go through adverse or challenging situations. My purpose is to accompany you with acceptance in your growth process so that you can achieve your personal goals. You deserve to build a life worth living. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. The intervention models I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Also, I'm fully trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
In life, we go through adverse or challenging situations. My purpose is to accompany you with acceptance in your growth process so that you can achieve your personal goals. You deserve to build a life worth living. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. The intervention models I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Also, I'm fully trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
(832) 653-9638 View (832) 653-9638
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Shitonda Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Power is defined as the ability to do something or act in a particular way. I believe that within us lies the ability to exert that power to achieve our goals and create our reality. Some of us just need a little extra help and this is where I step in to embrace and empower you to reach your full potential. I love empowering people and have helped many individuals transform their lives.
Power is defined as the ability to do something or act in a particular way. I believe that within us lies the ability to exert that power to achieve our goals and create our reality. Some of us just need a little extra help and this is where I step in to embrace and empower you to reach your full potential. I love empowering people and have helped many individuals transform their lives.
(281) 595-9643 View (281) 595-9643
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Catrina M Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Feeling alone, broken and misunderstood? Want to repair, rebuild and improve relationships? Your success and personal growth is in reach. Through collaborative therapeutic conversations, I strive to understand how each individual make meaning of their life story and world view. I encourage self-exploration to guide you toward greater self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence and independence. Although I encourage clients to take responsibility for their success in therapy, I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship will foster an inevitable transformation.
Feeling alone, broken and misunderstood? Want to repair, rebuild and improve relationships? Your success and personal growth is in reach. Through collaborative therapeutic conversations, I strive to understand how each individual make meaning of their life story and world view. I encourage self-exploration to guide you toward greater self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence and independence. Although I encourage clients to take responsibility for their success in therapy, I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship will foster an inevitable transformation.
(346) 988-2125 View (346) 988-2125
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Cheryl Strain, LMFT, LPC, CIMHP | TherapyforAnyone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CIMHP
Verified
Houston, TX 77092
Therapyforanyone.com | Cheryl Strain, LMFT, LPC, CIMHP | A Houston therapist in private practice since 2002 with over 30 years of experience. We offer in person sessions and/or virtual sessions for individuals, couples or families, in order to explore the aspects of their lives which are most important to each of them. We are dedicated toward aiding clients in realizing and developing their strengths & potential as well as addressing any areas of concern or current challenges. Houston therapist whose education and training focused strongly on the general scope of psychology and marriage & family therapy. Contact us today.
Therapyforanyone.com | Cheryl Strain, LMFT, LPC, CIMHP | A Houston therapist in private practice since 2002 with over 30 years of experience. We offer in person sessions and/or virtual sessions for individuals, couples or families, in order to explore the aspects of their lives which are most important to each of them. We are dedicated toward aiding clients in realizing and developing their strengths & potential as well as addressing any areas of concern or current challenges. Houston therapist whose education and training focused strongly on the general scope of psychology and marriage & family therapy. Contact us today.
(713) 597-3535 View (713) 597-3535
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Daye Veltri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77092
My professional mission is to help my clients overcome overwhelming life experiences. Therefore, I constantly update myself with the latest scientific advances and interventions to help my clients heal their pain beyond adversity, and safely navigate being with vulnerability. I work with people on various issues, including complex trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and parenting.
My professional mission is to help my clients overcome overwhelming life experiences. Therefore, I constantly update myself with the latest scientific advances and interventions to help my clients heal their pain beyond adversity, and safely navigate being with vulnerability. I work with people on various issues, including complex trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and parenting.
(832) 737-8417 View (832) 737-8417

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Number of Therapists in 77092

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 77092 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
54% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77092 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77092?

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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.