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Patti D. Thomas Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Throughout my 20+ years of providing therapy, my focus has increasingly been on supporting clients in realizing their potential. Each of us has a purpose: a gift we can offer to others that is unique to us. Attempting to emulate someone else robs the world of you. Minimizing the influence others have on you is essential to reaching your optimum capacity. Actively listening to others’ feedback while maintaining your reality is paramount to becoming an authentic adult.
Throughout my 20+ years of providing therapy, my focus has increasingly been on supporting clients in realizing their potential. Each of us has a purpose: a gift we can offer to others that is unique to us. Attempting to emulate someone else robs the world of you. Minimizing the influence others have on you is essential to reaching your optimum capacity. Actively listening to others’ feedback while maintaining your reality is paramount to becoming an authentic adult.
(707) 822-0370 View (707) 822-0370
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Rule and Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
I work with a wide variety of folks who are experiencing mental health, trauma, family, and life related stressors. With experience supporting children ages 3 and up, teens, adults, and families I aim to provide holistic services meeting folks where they are at in their journey. My work includes providing affirming services for LGBTQ+ and Non-monogamous folks. I am skilled at providing services for neurodivergent (ADHD/Autistic) folks aimed at increasing self-understanding and coping with the stressors of the outside world.
I work with a wide variety of folks who are experiencing mental health, trauma, family, and life related stressors. With experience supporting children ages 3 and up, teens, adults, and families I aim to provide holistic services meeting folks where they are at in their journey. My work includes providing affirming services for LGBTQ+ and Non-monogamous folks. I am skilled at providing services for neurodivergent (ADHD/Autistic) folks aimed at increasing self-understanding and coping with the stressors of the outside world.
(360) 531-6411 View (360) 531-6411
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Laura Hurson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you be with yourself in a more helpful, accepting and flexible way. Being a human is hard, and being with our experience (thoughts, feelings, body sensations, memories) can be challenging. My goal is to get curious with you, what is working and what is not? And explore how you can be with yourself in a way that is workable for your life. When I see there is struggle, I will interject with ideas for different ways to relate to your body, memories, internal images and thoughts and different parts of yourself.
My goal is to help you be with yourself in a more helpful, accepting and flexible way. Being a human is hard, and being with our experience (thoughts, feelings, body sensations, memories) can be challenging. My goal is to get curious with you, what is working and what is not? And explore how you can be with yourself in a way that is workable for your life. When I see there is struggle, I will interject with ideas for different ways to relate to your body, memories, internal images and thoughts and different parts of yourself.
(360) 657-9639 View (360) 657-9639
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Clare Honn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Now accepting new clients! A mindfully collaborative approach to counseling begins with a validating and empathetic therapist. I work with adults, couples, and adolescents to help develop insight and awareness through curiosity, not judgement. When we approach ourselves with compassion and kindness, we open the door to growth and a deeper understanding of ourselves. I whole-heartedly believe throughout this process we can cultivate healthier living patterns, reduce stress and anxiety, decrease negative thoughts, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase self awareness, confidence, and worth.
Now accepting new clients! A mindfully collaborative approach to counseling begins with a validating and empathetic therapist. I work with adults, couples, and adolescents to help develop insight and awareness through curiosity, not judgement. When we approach ourselves with compassion and kindness, we open the door to growth and a deeper understanding of ourselves. I whole-heartedly believe throughout this process we can cultivate healthier living patterns, reduce stress and anxiety, decrease negative thoughts, improve interpersonal relationships, and increase self awareness, confidence, and worth.
(360) 997-2814 View (360) 997-2814
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Tracy Dahlstedt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
My focus and passion is sexual health and I work with people of all ages. Sexuality is an important source of identity, connection and pleasure, but I also recognize the ways in which shame, trauma, and limited/unhelpful learning about sex contributes to a lot of common sexual problems and conflict in relationships. I support clients with a variety of goals including improving your sex life, dealing with sexual pain, working through sexual “dysfunctions,” exploring sexual preferences, and dealing with out-of-control sexual behavior. I also work with parents, teens and families on issues related to sexuality.
My focus and passion is sexual health and I work with people of all ages. Sexuality is an important source of identity, connection and pleasure, but I also recognize the ways in which shame, trauma, and limited/unhelpful learning about sex contributes to a lot of common sexual problems and conflict in relationships. I support clients with a variety of goals including improving your sex life, dealing with sexual pain, working through sexual “dysfunctions,” exploring sexual preferences, and dealing with out-of-control sexual behavior. I also work with parents, teens and families on issues related to sexuality.
(360) 218-7280 View (360) 218-7280
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Elizabeth B Stanton
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMT
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Do you feel anxious, depressed, confused, alone or misunderstood? Are you having difficulty communicating within your relationships, going through a big life transition or feeling pain and constriction from past traumas? During these times it is helpful to have someone listen and support you without judgement within a safe place. Everyone has a personal history that makes them unique with both strengths and vulnerabilities. I know the courage and perseverance it takes to face and feel the pain as well as embrace your gifts, strengths and light. whether as an individual or a couple I want to help you. .
Do you feel anxious, depressed, confused, alone or misunderstood? Are you having difficulty communicating within your relationships, going through a big life transition or feeling pain and constriction from past traumas? During these times it is helpful to have someone listen and support you without judgement within a safe place. Everyone has a personal history that makes them unique with both strengths and vulnerabilities. I know the courage and perseverance it takes to face and feel the pain as well as embrace your gifts, strengths and light. whether as an individual or a couple I want to help you. .
(360) 310-4295 View (360) 310-4295
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Jason P. T. Geibel, MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
My overall approach to treatment is through genuine and effective interpersonal communication. I believe that the process is a shared endeavor between the patient and the counselor and a successful treatment experience is based upon a strong therapeutic relationship. I create a safe, grounded, non-judgmental atmosphere so that my clients can explore and express the issues they are struggling with and find their path to healing.
My overall approach to treatment is through genuine and effective interpersonal communication. I believe that the process is a shared endeavor between the patient and the counselor and a successful treatment experience is based upon a strong therapeutic relationship. I create a safe, grounded, non-judgmental atmosphere so that my clients can explore and express the issues they are struggling with and find their path to healing.
(360) 209-7525 View (360) 209-7525
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Amy Klions
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
When daily life becomes overwhelming, we often disconnect from ourselves and others. As a therapist, I believe self-discovery and insight into one’s own process is not only necessary for growth, but the purest form of self compassion. With genuine compassion and support, I aim to provide a space, absent of judgments or assumptions, in which you can tune into your true self.
When daily life becomes overwhelming, we often disconnect from ourselves and others. As a therapist, I believe self-discovery and insight into one’s own process is not only necessary for growth, but the purest form of self compassion. With genuine compassion and support, I aim to provide a space, absent of judgments or assumptions, in which you can tune into your true self.
(360) 583-6881 View (360) 583-6881
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Keith E Poynter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach that emphasizes training received in Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, & Emotional Focused Therapy. My approach has evolved out of several years of working within the Adventure/Wilderness Therapy field supporting people in awakening to a deeper relationship with themselves and with their community through engagement with nature. I have extensive experience serving young men, men in transitional life phases, couples struggling with communication, & families in conflict. I assist clients in accessing and understanding emotions via a direct empathetic approach.
I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach that emphasizes training received in Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, & Emotional Focused Therapy. My approach has evolved out of several years of working within the Adventure/Wilderness Therapy field supporting people in awakening to a deeper relationship with themselves and with their community through engagement with nature. I have extensive experience serving young men, men in transitional life phases, couples struggling with communication, & families in conflict. I assist clients in accessing and understanding emotions via a direct empathetic approach.
(360) 526-8037 View (360) 526-8037
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Samantha Grace Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I entered the profession of counseling because I believe, despite the worst circumstances experienced in life, people can find hope. Maybe you have found yourself or your child struggling through a difficult experience such as a loss or a trauma and you need someone to come alongside as you learn to live again. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, hopelessness, or shame and are not able to manage this on your own. Maybe you struggle with an eating disorder or an addiction of some sort and have been unable to overcome this by yourself. I am here to help.
I entered the profession of counseling because I believe, despite the worst circumstances experienced in life, people can find hope. Maybe you have found yourself or your child struggling through a difficult experience such as a loss or a trauma and you need someone to come alongside as you learn to live again. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, hopelessness, or shame and are not able to manage this on your own. Maybe you struggle with an eating disorder or an addiction of some sort and have been unable to overcome this by yourself. I am here to help.
(360) 657-9897 View (360) 657-9897
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Danae Armstrong - Local Beacon Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
I am a passionate licensed mental health counselor that believes in helping others to foster growth and achieve their goals. I believe in taking risks, being vulnerable and shooting big in life. I am trained in both evidence based and person-centered practices. I work with my clients to create a plan for their therapy experience that is meaningful and works towards results. I work with individuals 12 years of age and up, couples and families. For clinicians newer or returning to the field, I offer a package supervision plan that includes billing and practice setup. Current counseling openings within practice - see website.
I am a passionate licensed mental health counselor that believes in helping others to foster growth and achieve their goals. I believe in taking risks, being vulnerable and shooting big in life. I am trained in both evidence based and person-centered practices. I work with my clients to create a plan for their therapy experience that is meaningful and works towards results. I work with individuals 12 years of age and up, couples and families. For clinicians newer or returning to the field, I offer a package supervision plan that includes billing and practice setup. Current counseling openings within practice - see website.
(360) 526-8227 View (360) 526-8227
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Lydia Blackwell
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. It's not always comfortable, but it's never weakness."--Brene Brown. Hi, I'm Lydia and I utilize a solution focused, mindfulness based approach to aid clients in exploring their authentic selves and behavioral patterns. Like a Phoenix, I believe individuals have the ability to rise from the ashes as renewed, stronger versions of themselves. Whether those ashes are from broken relationships, perpetual marital problems, crippling anxiety, career dissatisfaction or the aftermath of trauma, they have the power to transform you.
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. It's not always comfortable, but it's never weakness."--Brene Brown. Hi, I'm Lydia and I utilize a solution focused, mindfulness based approach to aid clients in exploring their authentic selves and behavioral patterns. Like a Phoenix, I believe individuals have the ability to rise from the ashes as renewed, stronger versions of themselves. Whether those ashes are from broken relationships, perpetual marital problems, crippling anxiety, career dissatisfaction or the aftermath of trauma, they have the power to transform you.
(360) 215-5672 View (360) 215-5672
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Nasheba Barzey
Counselor, JD, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
You don't have to trust everybody, but you can trust somebody. At Barzey Consulting and Counseling, you will have a safe and peaceful space, and a person you can trust to speak your truth and tell your story. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, DBT and play therapy, and will adjust my approach based on the needs and goals of each client. I have experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I also have experience working with people dealing with immigration issues and difficulties adjusting. I offer immigration psychological evaluations for VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, and more.
You don't have to trust everybody, but you can trust somebody. At Barzey Consulting and Counseling, you will have a safe and peaceful space, and a person you can trust to speak your truth and tell your story. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, DBT and play therapy, and will adjust my approach based on the needs and goals of each client. I have experience working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I also have experience working with people dealing with immigration issues and difficulties adjusting. I offer immigration psychological evaluations for VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa, and more.
(360) 284-2996 View (360) 284-2996
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Jonathan Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Throughout the 18 years I have been a therapist, I continually grow in my love for this work. I am in awe of the profound healing nature that each of us carry. My hope is that our work together supports you in remembering your wholeness. Whether it’s couples counseling or individual therapy you are looking for, my hope is to create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to promote your personal goals and healing.
Throughout the 18 years I have been a therapist, I continually grow in my love for this work. I am in awe of the profound healing nature that each of us carry. My hope is that our work together supports you in remembering your wholeness. Whether it’s couples counseling or individual therapy you are looking for, my hope is to create an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment to promote your personal goals and healing.
(360) 800-2256 View (360) 800-2256
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Eric Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
It's difficult to start therapy. The desire to seek out change and dig into your feelings can often be coupled with feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or not knowing if it's the right time or decision for you. Whatever your reasons or hesitations, choosing to start therapy is courageous and once you arrive at this decision, you're not in it alone.
It's difficult to start therapy. The desire to seek out change and dig into your feelings can often be coupled with feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or not knowing if it's the right time or decision for you. Whatever your reasons or hesitations, choosing to start therapy is courageous and once you arrive at this decision, you're not in it alone.
(206) 693-2955 View (206) 693-2955
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Alexandria Valline
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
3/5/24 - Accepting New Clients! Ready to break free from anxiety, stress, and overcome life's challenges? Are you yearning for improved relationships, greater contentment, and to start living a life that feels more manageable? If so, I'm here to help you reclaim your life and your confidence by reconnecting you with your inner strength and wisdom so you may create a healthier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll uncover the root causes of your struggles, and I'll equip you with practical tools and skills so you may navigate life with resilience and grace.
3/5/24 - Accepting New Clients! Ready to break free from anxiety, stress, and overcome life's challenges? Are you yearning for improved relationships, greater contentment, and to start living a life that feels more manageable? If so, I'm here to help you reclaim your life and your confidence by reconnecting you with your inner strength and wisdom so you may create a healthier, more fulfilling life. Together, we'll uncover the root causes of your struggles, and I'll equip you with practical tools and skills so you may navigate life with resilience and grace.
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Eli Ogburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
Sometimes it is really hard to persist. Making change or accepting reality can be confusing. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary. With empathy and an anti-oppression approach, I can help you examine what's keeping you stuck, overwhelmed, frozen, or confused. I specialize in working people who move through the world differently, particularly trans and queer people.
Sometimes it is really hard to persist. Making change or accepting reality can be confusing. Reaching out to a therapist can be scary. With empathy and an anti-oppression approach, I can help you examine what's keeping you stuck, overwhelmed, frozen, or confused. I specialize in working people who move through the world differently, particularly trans and queer people.
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Anders Andersen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
So many people struggle to find happiness and balance in their lives and relationships. I can help you identify and remove the blocks to your happiness, whether they be inside of you (your thoughts, expectations and anxieties) or outside (toxic relationships, cultural barriers, etc.). I can also help you address and face the fears which hold you back, identify relationship patterns which keep you from getting what you want in love, and help you think outside the box to create novel solutions to your struggles.
So many people struggle to find happiness and balance in their lives and relationships. I can help you identify and remove the blocks to your happiness, whether they be inside of you (your thoughts, expectations and anxieties) or outside (toxic relationships, cultural barriers, etc.). I can also help you address and face the fears which hold you back, identify relationship patterns which keep you from getting what you want in love, and help you think outside the box to create novel solutions to your struggles.
(425) 598-0942 View (425) 598-0942
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Danielle Morgan
Counselor, MSc, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bellingham, WA 98225
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
I specialize in facilitating the transformation of acute, complex and developmental trauma through honing and honoring intuition and connection with body, mind and spirit. The way back from emotional overwhelm occurs through reconnecting to our vital self, community and awakening or deepening our connection with the more than human world. Together we will work to identify the root causes of negative behaviors and beliefs, while learning to regulate the nervous system and rewire the brain for maximum vitality and coherence.
(360) 230-5783 View (360) 230-5783
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Stephanie M Druckman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225  (Online Only)
I love working with clients that are looking to face their challenges, find the tools to deal with them and change their life! I have seen clients be able to identify their issues and know they want to be able to feel joy again and I get excited to get the opportunity to walk by their side, learn those coping skills, so they are able to reclaim their inner strength.
I love working with clients that are looking to face their challenges, find the tools to deal with them and change their life! I have seen clients be able to identify their issues and know they want to be able to feel joy again and I get excited to get the opportunity to walk by their side, learn those coping skills, so they are able to reclaim their inner strength.
(360) 519-2765 View (360) 519-2765

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98225

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 98225 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Premera
62% Aetna
62% Regence

How Therapists in 98225 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
17% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98225?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.