Therapists in Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

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Alex Osorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
I believe that we have within us, the power to create the life we desire. We possess inner strengths and skills that can help us overcome challenges and live a fulfilled life. However, accessing this power can be an overwhelming task that may require support. Allow me to be an unbiased, compassionate and caring partner in your journey. I help individuals explore their thoughts and emotions, reframe distorted beliefs, replace unhealthy patterns and unblock past traumas. I use elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, Brainspotting, and other modalities to help you achieve your goals.
I believe that we have within us, the power to create the life we desire. We possess inner strengths and skills that can help us overcome challenges and live a fulfilled life. However, accessing this power can be an overwhelming task that may require support. Allow me to be an unbiased, compassionate and caring partner in your journey. I help individuals explore their thoughts and emotions, reframe distorted beliefs, replace unhealthy patterns and unblock past traumas. I use elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Parts Work, Brainspotting, and other modalities to help you achieve your goals.
(562) 242-3353 View (562) 242-3353
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Cesar Arevalo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-II
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
No one is immune to life’s difficulties. Life can be unpredictable, complex and challenging at times. We can feel stuck, becoming overwhelmed by fearful negative thoughts and overcome by intense emotions. I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to offer guidance and support to individuals as they navigate through difficult issues, painful life events and learn to achieve personal growth. My professional training, clinical knowledge, and years of on-the-field experience help me to provide individuals with the tools to have a better quality of life.
No one is immune to life’s difficulties. Life can be unpredictable, complex and challenging at times. We can feel stuck, becoming overwhelmed by fearful negative thoughts and overcome by intense emotions. I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to offer guidance and support to individuals as they navigate through difficult issues, painful life events and learn to achieve personal growth. My professional training, clinical knowledge, and years of on-the-field experience help me to provide individuals with the tools to have a better quality of life.
(562) 685-9180 View (562) 685-9180
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Alex (Alejandra) Tapia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
I have over eight years of experience treating adults who have struggled with "feeling stuck" in life. My treatment approach considers that the healing process begins with you, though change can be very uncomfortable. I am passionate about guiding individuals through this process and empowering them with knowledge and skills that are tailored to their needs.
I have over eight years of experience treating adults who have struggled with "feeling stuck" in life. My treatment approach considers that the healing process begins with you, though change can be very uncomfortable. I am passionate about guiding individuals through this process and empowering them with knowledge and skills that are tailored to their needs.
(657) 571-1169 View (657) 571-1169
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Lori A Tyler
Psychologist, MOB, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
"Seeking out a therapist and entering therapy can sometimes be an intimidating prospect. My goal as a therapist is to create a therapeutic environment that puts a client at ease and supports self-exploration in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. A client's desire for growth and change is a very personal journey and I believe in an individualized approach that supports each person's expressed need. Life is littered with suffering in different forms and I want to aid my clients in developing a deeper understanding of this suffering and meaning to what may feel meaningless."
"Seeking out a therapist and entering therapy can sometimes be an intimidating prospect. My goal as a therapist is to create a therapeutic environment that puts a client at ease and supports self-exploration in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. A client's desire for growth and change is a very personal journey and I believe in an individualized approach that supports each person's expressed need. Life is littered with suffering in different forms and I want to aid my clients in developing a deeper understanding of this suffering and meaning to what may feel meaningless."
(562) 354-8134 View (562) 354-8134
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Natashia L Leonard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Everyone has a story! I want to hear yours? What makes you, YOU? We all experience challenges in life and those challenges make it difficult to make the right choices. I have had the privilege to work with young adult/adult, women men who have experiences with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Perinatal Loss, Women’s Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Postpartum Disorder, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders & LGBTQIA+, etc. who are looking to improve their quality of life.
Everyone has a story! I want to hear yours? What makes you, YOU? We all experience challenges in life and those challenges make it difficult to make the right choices. I have had the privilege to work with young adult/adult, women men who have experiences with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Perinatal Loss, Women’s Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Postpartum Disorder, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders & LGBTQIA+, etc. who are looking to improve their quality of life.
(714) 733-2197 View (714) 733-2197
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Christina Kee- Anxiety Therapist For Teens And Young Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Reaching out for support and trying to find the right therapist can be overwhelming but I am here to listen and help you feel comfortable with the process. I specifically work with clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I have specialized working with teens and young adults through all settings for almost 20 years (schools, non-profit, county, and private practice).
Reaching out for support and trying to find the right therapist can be overwhelming but I am here to listen and help you feel comfortable with the process. I specifically work with clients who are struggling with anxiety and depression. I have specialized working with teens and young adults through all settings for almost 20 years (schools, non-profit, county, and private practice).
(562) 393-7496 View (562) 393-7496
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Aaron Quiroz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Waitlist for new clients
How often do you find yourself wanting to truly express yourself but can't? Do you fear backlash for expressing the challenges you are facing in the workplace, public settings, or even in the home? I am open-minded, empathetic, and unconventional in my approach from years of experience in working with clients and families in community mental health based settings. Since 2013 I have had a wide range of experience working with a variety of clients including severe and persistently ill, dual-diagnosis/substance use disordered, homeless, and at-risk transitional-aged populations on their path to recovery.
How often do you find yourself wanting to truly express yourself but can't? Do you fear backlash for expressing the challenges you are facing in the workplace, public settings, or even in the home? I am open-minded, empathetic, and unconventional in my approach from years of experience in working with clients and families in community mental health based settings. Since 2013 I have had a wide range of experience working with a variety of clients including severe and persistently ill, dual-diagnosis/substance use disordered, homeless, and at-risk transitional-aged populations on their path to recovery.
(562) 303-5440 View (562) 303-5440
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Mark H Michaels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Things can get better! My goal is to help folks who are struggling with the curves in the road life can throw at us. Even if you have tried other means of addressing problems, my approach is to use innovative, technologically advanced methods and techniques to conquer those common life challenges. Sleep problems, anxiety, and depression are common difficulties almost everyone experiences at some point in time. Helping you address these challenges in a direct, time-effective way is our highest purpose.
Things can get better! My goal is to help folks who are struggling with the curves in the road life can throw at us. Even if you have tried other means of addressing problems, my approach is to use innovative, technologically advanced methods and techniques to conquer those common life challenges. Sleep problems, anxiety, and depression are common difficulties almost everyone experiences at some point in time. Helping you address these challenges in a direct, time-effective way is our highest purpose.
(562) 294-3885 View (562) 294-3885
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Abigail D. Ortega - Love Listen And Play
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Are you finding it harder and harder to get through the day? You are not alone. Depression and anxiety affects an estimated 792 million people across the globe. Depression can come in many forms but it is treatable. Remission is possible with the right tools and support. We can work together to build the skills necessary not only to survive, but to thrive in a healthier & happier version of you! With over 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety using evidence-based practices.
Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Are you finding it harder and harder to get through the day? You are not alone. Depression and anxiety affects an estimated 792 million people across the globe. Depression can come in many forms but it is treatable. Remission is possible with the right tools and support. We can work together to build the skills necessary not only to survive, but to thrive in a healthier & happier version of you! With over 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety using evidence-based practices.
(562) 457-6825 View (562) 457-6825
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Andrea Pacheco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Are you experiencing communication issues with your significant other? Does it feel like you are experiencing constant tension between the two of you? Couples therapy can give you the chance to address negative patterns in your relationship that may be keeping you from experiencing true intimacy. Together we can work towards uncovering attachment patterns that shape your interactions. And if your partner is not motivated to attend therapy with you, individual treatment can help you better understand why you say/do/feel certain things which will help improve how you relate to others. Please note: I am no longer accepting insurance.
Are you experiencing communication issues with your significant other? Does it feel like you are experiencing constant tension between the two of you? Couples therapy can give you the chance to address negative patterns in your relationship that may be keeping you from experiencing true intimacy. Together we can work towards uncovering attachment patterns that shape your interactions. And if your partner is not motivated to attend therapy with you, individual treatment can help you better understand why you say/do/feel certain things which will help improve how you relate to others. Please note: I am no longer accepting insurance.
(424) 277-2595 View (424) 277-2595
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Dr. Olga Rogachevsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Dr. Rogachevsky specializes in working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, sleep related problems, relationship concerns, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, adjustment disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis.
Dr. Rogachevsky specializes in working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, sleep related problems, relationship concerns, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, adjustment disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis.
(562) 837-2617 View (562) 837-2617
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Shauna Pilloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
You, your teen or child is struggling with distressing thoughts, which create anxiety. There are strong urges to do something to get immediate relief, whether it be avoidance, a ritual, or a physical or mental action. You or your child feel better in the moment, but it’s only temporary relief. This OCD or anxiety cycle quickly returns and becomes a vicious cycle day after day and they are mentally and physically exhausted. It leaves this uncomfortable feeling of distress. OCD, anxiety and trauma take up up time, energy and space in their mind which makes it difficult to live in the present moment. You crave long-term relief.
You, your teen or child is struggling with distressing thoughts, which create anxiety. There are strong urges to do something to get immediate relief, whether it be avoidance, a ritual, or a physical or mental action. You or your child feel better in the moment, but it’s only temporary relief. This OCD or anxiety cycle quickly returns and becomes a vicious cycle day after day and they are mentally and physically exhausted. It leaves this uncomfortable feeling of distress. OCD, anxiety and trauma take up up time, energy and space in their mind which makes it difficult to live in the present moment. You crave long-term relief.
(562) 285-7153 View (562) 285-7153
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Jonathan Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Life can be tough, and any number of things can make us feel like we don’t have control, but hopefully with time, effort, and collaboration, we can return to the best part of ourselves. My goal is to help you see the parts of you that have gone unseen, and to help you hear the parts of you that have gone unheard. No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you have been, you deserve to heal, so let’s get to healing, together.
Life can be tough, and any number of things can make us feel like we don’t have control, but hopefully with time, effort, and collaboration, we can return to the best part of ourselves. My goal is to help you see the parts of you that have gone unseen, and to help you hear the parts of you that have gone unheard. No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you have been, you deserve to heal, so let’s get to healing, together.
(562) 620-7289 View (562) 620-7289
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Christopher Patrick Carney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
My name is Chris Carney, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including people with trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, adoptive specific problems and family dynamic concerns.
My name is Chris Carney, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including people with trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, adoptive specific problems and family dynamic concerns.
(562) 414-5413 View (562) 414-5413
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Valerie Macy-Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
For as long as I can remember, I have felt called to serve others through compassion, connection & a sense of humor. With 20+ years of experience guiding people of all ages & walks of life to overcome their mental health challenges (including anxiety, depression, OCD, Eating Disorders & ADHD), I have the expertise you’re looking for. I also have extensive experience supporting those with acute & chronic medical conditions, bereavement & trauma (I am trauma-informed-care educated). Additionally, my experience serving diverse populations has fueled my passion for helping others navigate social, medical and educational inequities.
For as long as I can remember, I have felt called to serve others through compassion, connection & a sense of humor. With 20+ years of experience guiding people of all ages & walks of life to overcome their mental health challenges (including anxiety, depression, OCD, Eating Disorders & ADHD), I have the expertise you’re looking for. I also have extensive experience supporting those with acute & chronic medical conditions, bereavement & trauma (I am trauma-informed-care educated). Additionally, my experience serving diverse populations has fueled my passion for helping others navigate social, medical and educational inequities.
(562) 684-6036 View (562) 684-6036
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Adriaan J van Zyl
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Facing today's unique challenges as a man or a couple can be tough, but you're not alone. I'm here to offer dedicated support to navigate these complexities together, leading you toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management for men, and relationship enhancement, communication issues and conflict resolution for couples.
Facing today's unique challenges as a man or a couple can be tough, but you're not alone. I'm here to offer dedicated support to navigate these complexities together, leading you toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress management for men, and relationship enhancement, communication issues and conflict resolution for couples.
(626) 873-8489 View (626) 873-8489
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Dorit Saberi - Thrive Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with various evidence-based modalities as well as alternative and somatic therapies. I currently work at Harbor UCLA as a Clinical Director of a Trauma service and as Associate Professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. I am Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Areas of specialization: Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; post traumatic stress disorder; life transition and adjustment issues; bereavement and loss; couple and relationship therapy; Family therapy; Parenting strategies; work related stress. I am also available for lectures, and trainings and certifications (Prolonged Exposure)
I have extensive experience working with various evidence-based modalities as well as alternative and somatic therapies. I currently work at Harbor UCLA as a Clinical Director of a Trauma service and as Associate Professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. I am Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Areas of specialization: Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; post traumatic stress disorder; life transition and adjustment issues; bereavement and loss; couple and relationship therapy; Family therapy; Parenting strategies; work related stress. I am also available for lectures, and trainings and certifications (Prolonged Exposure)
(424) 374-1433 View (424) 374-1433
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Dr. Tanisha Hall
Pre-Licensed Professional, DSW-C, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
Looking for a Mommy Therapist? You found her. My name is Tanisha Hall and I reside in Los Angeles, CA.
Looking for a Mommy Therapist? You found her. My name is Tanisha Hall and I reside in Los Angeles, CA.
(562) 561-1483 View (562) 561-1483
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Sam Randolph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with understanding why things are not working in your life? Are you a you having a difficult time with various life phases such as adolescence into adulthood? Trying to sort through all the current challenges and past events on your own can be difficult. Sometimes it can feel almost impossible. Allow me to assist you in your journey of self-discovery and break free of unwanted life patterns. I provide a safe, encouraging environment to explore your past and present life. This work can transform your relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, & professional relationships.
Are you struggling with understanding why things are not working in your life? Are you a you having a difficult time with various life phases such as adolescence into adulthood? Trying to sort through all the current challenges and past events on your own can be difficult. Sometimes it can feel almost impossible. Allow me to assist you in your journey of self-discovery and break free of unwanted life patterns. I provide a safe, encouraging environment to explore your past and present life. This work can transform your relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, & professional relationships.
(562) 376-2051 View (562) 376-2051
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Brooke M. Stamm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, Long Beach, CA 90815
Facing changes and challenges alone can be incredibly difficult. I believe everyone deserves a compassionate and understanding supporter to help during these times. I strive to offer my clients a safe environment free of judgement for gentle exploration of what is getting in the way of living an authentic, courageous, fulfilling life.
Facing changes and challenges alone can be incredibly difficult. I believe everyone deserves a compassionate and understanding supporter to help during these times. I strive to offer my clients a safe environment free of judgement for gentle exploration of what is getting in the way of living an authentic, courageous, fulfilling life.
(562) 414-5373 View (562) 414-5373

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Number of Therapists in Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Los Altos, Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Family Conflict
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Los Altos, Long Beach, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Los Altos, Long Beach?

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.