Therapists in Kern County, CA

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Photo of Daniel S. Rubiaco, Psychologist in Kern County, CA
Daniel S. Rubiaco
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times.
Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times.
(661) 381-1115 View (661) 381-1115
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Mindful Path Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
Depression is overwhelming sadness that has an impact in living your best life. Depression can be accompanied by different symptoms of anxiety, panic and loss of energy/motivation. Overcoming depression can be challenging if you are doing it alone. Negative life experiences can and do have an impact on who you are and your happiness. Awareness and understanding of what is going on inside of yourself is powerful in helping yourself to overcome negative or irrational thoughts that are keeping you from being your true self.
Depression is overwhelming sadness that has an impact in living your best life. Depression can be accompanied by different symptoms of anxiety, panic and loss of energy/motivation. Overcoming depression can be challenging if you are doing it alone. Negative life experiences can and do have an impact on who you are and your happiness. Awareness and understanding of what is going on inside of yourself is powerful in helping yourself to overcome negative or irrational thoughts that are keeping you from being your true self.
(661) 220-5161 View (661) 220-5161
Photo of Joshua Sarazin, Psychologist in Kern County, CA
Joshua Sarazin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93308
I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area since 2006. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken.
I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area since 2006. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken.
(661) 584-4986 View (661) 584-4986
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Tina Healy
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Dr. Healy recognizes the value of psychological assessment, as an essential application in clarifying psychological diagnoses and informing mental health treatment. Dr. Healy enjoys working with individuals of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults. She has specific training in the area of autism assessment, as well as years of experience evaluating older adults presenting with neurocognitive disorders (dementia). Dr. Healy finds the field of neuropsychological assessment particularly rewarding, as she is able to assist patients in the diagnostic process so they can focus their time and energy on treatment and recovery.
Dr. Healy recognizes the value of psychological assessment, as an essential application in clarifying psychological diagnoses and informing mental health treatment. Dr. Healy enjoys working with individuals of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults. She has specific training in the area of autism assessment, as well as years of experience evaluating older adults presenting with neurocognitive disorders (dementia). Dr. Healy finds the field of neuropsychological assessment particularly rewarding, as she is able to assist patients in the diagnostic process so they can focus their time and energy on treatment and recovery.
(661) 443-6884 x1 View (661) 443-6884 x1
Photo of Minaxi Patel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kern County, CA
Minaxi Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Not accepting new clients
We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic.
We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic.
(661) 426-2181 View (661) 426-2181
Photo of Rosa Dixon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Rosa Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93306
My name is Rosa Dixon and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 132489 with a passion for helping others develop a healthy way of functioning that provides them with satisfaction in their daily lives. My best work has been supporting those struggling with regulating their moods, organizing their thoughts, and activating their behaviors to function in life with a sense of satisfaction. The ideal person has symptoms presenting with anxiety, depression, and problems created by socio-economic conditions.
My name is Rosa Dixon and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 132489 with a passion for helping others develop a healthy way of functioning that provides them with satisfaction in their daily lives. My best work has been supporting those struggling with regulating their moods, organizing their thoughts, and activating their behaviors to function in life with a sense of satisfaction. The ideal person has symptoms presenting with anxiety, depression, and problems created by socio-economic conditions.
(661) 306-2548 View (661) 306-2548
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Emily Campbell
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MACC, APCC, CDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93314  (Online Only)
My clients seek support for overcoming trauma and PTSD, grappling with codependency, and enhancing coping skills. They navigate life transitions, manage anxiety and depression, and may be dealing with relationship or self-esteem issues. They may be individuals with ADHD or OCD who are looking for strategies to manage their symptoms. Seniors and those with intellectual disabilities can seek deeper understanding. LGBTQ+ clients may explore identity and acceptance. Each person, regardless of their challenge, desires to find inner peace, resilience, and joy. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to come as they are.
My clients seek support for overcoming trauma and PTSD, grappling with codependency, and enhancing coping skills. They navigate life transitions, manage anxiety and depression, and may be dealing with relationship or self-esteem issues. They may be individuals with ADHD or OCD who are looking for strategies to manage their symptoms. Seniors and those with intellectual disabilities can seek deeper understanding. LGBTQ+ clients may explore identity and acceptance. Each person, regardless of their challenge, desires to find inner peace, resilience, and joy. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to come as they are.
(661) 279-3144 View (661) 279-3144
Photo of Michael Brollini, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Michael Brollini
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My Name is Michael Bollini, I am Licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist, with 6 years of experience working with co-occurring mental health disorders and non-mental health disorders. It is my goal to help with learning alternative self-care activities, utilizing coping skills, and grounding techniques that could help us to function in the present moment. These are the basic fundamentals that are important through the healing process which could help improve your personal growth.
My Name is Michael Bollini, I am Licensed in California as a marriage and family therapist, with 6 years of experience working with co-occurring mental health disorders and non-mental health disorders. It is my goal to help with learning alternative self-care activities, utilizing coping skills, and grounding techniques that could help us to function in the present moment. These are the basic fundamentals that are important through the healing process which could help improve your personal growth.
(661) 689-5598 View (661) 689-5598
Photo of Amyanne Freeburg, Psychologist in Kern County, CA
Amyanne Freeburg
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Not accepting new clients
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
(661) 384-7201 x100 View (661) 384-7201 x100
Photo of Lourdes T Cortez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kern County, CA
Lourdes T Cortez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93312  (Online Only)
<I have Saturday and evening appointments available> My name is Lourdes T. Cortez and have experience assisting adults, children, teenagers, and their families improving their lives. I firmly believe in every person’s inner strength and resiliency in overcoming any obstacles or challenging situations in their lives. I am fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant I can relate to the Hispanic cultural values and spiritual beliefs as well as other cultural diverse groups. I am skilled in working with Adolescents, Adults, Children, Young Adults Transitioning into Adulthood, ADHD, Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence and Trauma.
<I have Saturday and evening appointments available> My name is Lourdes T. Cortez and have experience assisting adults, children, teenagers, and their families improving their lives. I firmly believe in every person’s inner strength and resiliency in overcoming any obstacles or challenging situations in their lives. I am fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant I can relate to the Hispanic cultural values and spiritual beliefs as well as other cultural diverse groups. I am skilled in working with Adolescents, Adults, Children, Young Adults Transitioning into Adulthood, ADHD, Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence and Trauma.
(661) 490-9681 View (661) 490-9681
Photo of April Jannise, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kern County, CA
April Jannise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Hi, my name is April Jannise, and I am an LCSW. I have been in practice since 1996 and I am experienced in treating children and adults. I generally use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification. I really enjoy building relationships with people, and I believe in having fun while addressing life's stressful issues. I typically work with people ages 13 and up. I have a strong background working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or trauma-related issues.
Hi, my name is April Jannise, and I am an LCSW. I have been in practice since 1996 and I am experienced in treating children and adults. I generally use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification. I really enjoy building relationships with people, and I believe in having fun while addressing life's stressful issues. I typically work with people ages 13 and up. I have a strong background working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or trauma-related issues.
(661) 762-4337 View (661) 762-4337
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Hector Barajas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93307
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges. My expertise lies in working with children, and teen/adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger and defiance. I specialize in treating adolescents and juveniles in a group setting.
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges. My expertise lies in working with children, and teen/adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger and defiance. I specialize in treating adolescents and juveniles in a group setting.
(661) 690-2208 View (661) 690-2208
Photo of Shanna Gonzales, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Shanna Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93312  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you consider embarking on a journey toward personal growth, improved relationships, and overall well-being. As a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, my primary goal is to provide you with a safe and nurturing space where you can explore the challenges you are facing and work towards finding solutions that align with your unique values and goals. I believe that seeking therapy is an act of courage and self-compassion.
I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you consider embarking on a journey toward personal growth, improved relationships, and overall well-being. As a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, my primary goal is to provide you with a safe and nurturing space where you can explore the challenges you are facing and work towards finding solutions that align with your unique values and goals. I believe that seeking therapy is an act of courage and self-compassion.
(661) 320-8685 View (661) 320-8685
Photo of Karen Chaney, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Karen Chaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
(661) 641-4916 View (661) 641-4916
Photo of Jill Erro, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Kern County, CA
Jill Erro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Life is full of challenges, and sometimes such challenges can become overwhelming and impede our daily lives. Are you feeling as though there is a constant cloud of self-doubt, frustration, hurt, anger, shame, etc., looming over you? Do you portray someone who ‘has it all together’, yet you are crumbling on the inside? Or maybe you are feeling completely debilitated by recent events in your life. You do not have to face this all on your own. I offer a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to express your true feelings.
Life is full of challenges, and sometimes such challenges can become overwhelming and impede our daily lives. Are you feeling as though there is a constant cloud of self-doubt, frustration, hurt, anger, shame, etc., looming over you? Do you portray someone who ‘has it all together’, yet you are crumbling on the inside? Or maybe you are feeling completely debilitated by recent events in your life. You do not have to face this all on your own. I offer a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to express your true feelings.
(661) 475-8846 View (661) 475-8846
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Michelle Koehler
Psychologist, PYSD
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93312  (Online Only)
Sometimes life knocks you down and you need help getting back on your feet. Let’s do this together! Hi, my name is Dr. Koehler. I could talk about my degrees and experience, but what is most important for you to know is that I’m here to listen and help you get through tough times. I use a client-centered approach, meaning that I tailor our sessions to be what you need. I believe that the therapist-client bond is vital to be successful in therapy. If we are a good fit, that’s great and I can’t wait to work with you!
Sometimes life knocks you down and you need help getting back on your feet. Let’s do this together! Hi, my name is Dr. Koehler. I could talk about my degrees and experience, but what is most important for you to know is that I’m here to listen and help you get through tough times. I use a client-centered approach, meaning that I tailor our sessions to be what you need. I believe that the therapist-client bond is vital to be successful in therapy. If we are a good fit, that’s great and I can’t wait to work with you!
(661) 490-9061 View (661) 490-9061
Photo of Sandria Bland, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Sandria Bland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
(661) 370-2969 View (661) 370-2969
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Mark Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
Greetings, my name is Mark and I've been working with families and youth in the foster care system for over 14 years. My clinical work includes; providing individual, group, and family therapy to highly traumatized clients. I have worked with people from very diverse backgrounds and I’ve alway learned something new and insightful.
Greetings, my name is Mark and I've been working with families and youth in the foster care system for over 14 years. My clinical work includes; providing individual, group, and family therapy to highly traumatized clients. I have worked with people from very diverse backgrounds and I’ve alway learned something new and insightful.
(661) 465-3501 View (661) 465-3501
Photo of Chanell Shavers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Chanell Shavers
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Chanell Shavers, LMFT has been practicing for several years. She enjoys working with couples and individuals adults with depression, anxiety, and marital issues. She creates a safe place for all and welcomes the LGBTQ community. Some of her best work has been promoting self-confidence in men and women while helping decrease and manage depression.
Chanell Shavers, LMFT has been practicing for several years. She enjoys working with couples and individuals adults with depression, anxiety, and marital issues. She creates a safe place for all and welcomes the LGBTQ community. Some of her best work has been promoting self-confidence in men and women while helping decrease and manage depression.
(661) 463-7841 View (661) 463-7841
Photo of Theresa (Lynette) Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kern County, CA
Theresa (Lynette) Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93309
The past 3 years have taken a toll on the human population. So many of us have been isolated with and without support for our mental well-being. Many of our relationships with our family, friends, and coworkers have suffered during this time. Also, self-care became a challenge during this period of isolation. As a seasoned psychotherapist/counselor, I would like to support you in working through any fears or struggles that might impede your full participation in the relationships and activities that add happiness and peace to your life.
The past 3 years have taken a toll on the human population. So many of us have been isolated with and without support for our mental well-being. Many of our relationships with our family, friends, and coworkers have suffered during this time. Also, self-care became a challenge during this period of isolation. As a seasoned psychotherapist/counselor, I would like to support you in working through any fears or struggles that might impede your full participation in the relationships and activities that add happiness and peace to your life.
(661) 407-8262 View (661) 407-8262

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kern County, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Kern County, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
68% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kern County, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kern County?

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.