Therapists in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA

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Lyndsey Doolen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, and navigate issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
I'm a therapist because therapy saved my life. Through that lived experience, and with education and training, I help clients improve their relationship with themselves and others, and navigate issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality, ENM, dating, boundaries, and self-worth. My clients are thoughtful people who have done the best they can on their own and are looking for additional support. They seek to expand their perspective, to feel differently in the world, and want lasting change. Together we'll create that change and I firmly believe in your inherent worth, power, and self-determination to facilitate the shift you seek.
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Dr. Dakari Quimby
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I'm Dr. Dakari, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of mental health concerns with early/mid career professionals. Are you feeling unfulfilled with where you are in work/life, having challenges in your relationship, or struggling with past childhood/family stress that continues to impact you today? My therapeutic style involves creating a warm and supportive environment for you to process life complexities and learn practical skills to progress towards your mental wellness goals.
I'm Dr. Dakari, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in treating a variety of mental health concerns with early/mid career professionals. Are you feeling unfulfilled with where you are in work/life, having challenges in your relationship, or struggling with past childhood/family stress that continues to impact you today? My therapeutic style involves creating a warm and supportive environment for you to process life complexities and learn practical skills to progress towards your mental wellness goals.
(323) 973-1658 View (323) 973-1658
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JoAnn Culbert-Koehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90019
I work with each person who comes to my office with compassion and respect, knowing that each patient has a unique story. I am interested in learning why you have come to see me. Among the psychological problems I address are anxiety, depression, marital problems, and grief as well as stuckness in career or personal growth. The treatment I offer is tailored to the patient's individual needs. I am trained to do psychotherapy and Jungian psychoanalysis. In psychotherapy we explore what is causing you psychic or physical pain as well as additional symptoms, or trauma as they emerge.
I work with each person who comes to my office with compassion and respect, knowing that each patient has a unique story. I am interested in learning why you have come to see me. Among the psychological problems I address are anxiety, depression, marital problems, and grief as well as stuckness in career or personal growth. The treatment I offer is tailored to the patient's individual needs. I am trained to do psychotherapy and Jungian psychoanalysis. In psychotherapy we explore what is causing you psychic or physical pain as well as additional symptoms, or trauma as they emerge.
(310) 879-5769 View (310) 879-5769
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Palei Alfaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is working at Mindful Health Solutions’ Sacramento clinic as a Psychotherapist. I have a passion for anxiety and depressive disorders. I feel that these areas are what the typical person encounter more often in life, and I have developed an expansive “coping skills toolbox” to address many of the symptoms associated with the diagnosis. I am also interested in behavioral areas like ADHD and mood disorders as well.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is working at Mindful Health Solutions’ Sacramento clinic as a Psychotherapist. I have a passion for anxiety and depressive disorders. I feel that these areas are what the typical person encounter more often in life, and I have developed an expansive “coping skills toolbox” to address many of the symptoms associated with the diagnosis. I am also interested in behavioral areas like ADHD and mood disorders as well.
(323) 991-8664 View (323) 991-8664
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Lauren Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The foundation of my therapeutic practice includes meeting clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity. I strive to help clients gain insight around the ways that the past impacts the present, develop tools to navigate life mindfully, and build towards their vision of a life worth living. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship with clients in which they feel validated, respected, and honored in their own unique journey in life. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to begin the process of personal exploration and growth.
The foundation of my therapeutic practice includes meeting clients with empathy, warmth, and authenticity. I strive to help clients gain insight around the ways that the past impacts the present, develop tools to navigate life mindfully, and build towards their vision of a life worth living. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship with clients in which they feel validated, respected, and honored in their own unique journey in life. My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to begin the process of personal exploration and growth.
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Adele Bent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
You're putting one foot in front of the other and you still feel lost, stuck, or overwhelmed by events and emotions in your life. Or, perhaps it's become hard to tackle the day-to-day and you're longing to reconnect with the person you used to be. Maybe you feel caught in the past or tangled up in the future, disconnected from all that your life has to offer in this moment. Whether you know exactly how you want your life to shift as a result of being in therapy, or, you know only that you want to feel better than you do now, there is the possibility of living the life that feels best for you.
(323) 433-5130 View (323) 433-5130
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Mark Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Maybe you're suffering deeply with something that's been with you since you were a child or difficulties that have come up just recently. Perhaps you're not sure what's wrong, but things just don't seem quite right in your life. Considering psychotherapy is brave and a sign of your potential to heal and grow. I work in partnership with my clients to help them explore what's going on in their lives, how they're thinking and feeling about those things, and take steps to change them.
Maybe you're suffering deeply with something that's been with you since you were a child or difficulties that have come up just recently. Perhaps you're not sure what's wrong, but things just don't seem quite right in your life. Considering psychotherapy is brave and a sign of your potential to heal and grow. I work in partnership with my clients to help them explore what's going on in their lives, how they're thinking and feeling about those things, and take steps to change them.
(323) 433-5525 View (323) 433-5525
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Amy Cordero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Do you desire to move forward but don’t understand what may be holding you back? Are you seeking a supportive partner in your healing process? What is important to you when working with a therapist? I follow the notion that the relationship is one of the most important aspects of the healing process and utilize it as one of the main tools in the work with my clients. Whether it is processing trauma, exploring anxiety or depression, addressing relationship issues, or getting through a transitional phase of life, among many other reasons, sometimes therapy with a strong therapeutic relationship as a foundation can make a difference.
Do you desire to move forward but don’t understand what may be holding you back? Are you seeking a supportive partner in your healing process? What is important to you when working with a therapist? I follow the notion that the relationship is one of the most important aspects of the healing process and utilize it as one of the main tools in the work with my clients. Whether it is processing trauma, exploring anxiety or depression, addressing relationship issues, or getting through a transitional phase of life, among many other reasons, sometimes therapy with a strong therapeutic relationship as a foundation can make a difference.
(310) 742-8641 View (310) 742-8641
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Mindful Health Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I practice general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. I also have a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.
I practice general psychology and works with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum issues, anger, parenting challenges, and couples issues. I also have a concentrated interest in the family of origin trauma.
(323) 529-0824 View (323) 529-0824
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Denica Gordon Mandel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Always client centered, I work to clarify my client's values and improve feelings of personal effectiveness. Oftentimes we get caught in a negative feedback loop that allows the past dictate our future. Or, we need help learning new tools to become our own best resource when managing life's challenges. Utilizing an integrative solutions-oriented approach to therapy, my goal is to build client self-efficacy and resources, so that they can live their own best life.
Always client centered, I work to clarify my client's values and improve feelings of personal effectiveness. Oftentimes we get caught in a negative feedback loop that allows the past dictate our future. Or, we need help learning new tools to become our own best resource when managing life's challenges. Utilizing an integrative solutions-oriented approach to therapy, my goal is to build client self-efficacy and resources, so that they can live their own best life.
(424) 343-2208 x706 View (424) 343-2208 x706
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Chris Weber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Working in the mental health and addiction field for over 20 years. Worked with individuals, couples, adults, young adults. Specializing in addiction, trauma, and men's issues.
Working in the mental health and addiction field for over 20 years. Worked with individuals, couples, adults, young adults. Specializing in addiction, trauma, and men's issues.
(424) 369-6017 View (424) 369-6017
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Mike Pugh Jr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
I am so glad you are here. If you are someone who has noticed a change in their quality of life and looking for a way to improve overall wellbeing, you are in the right place. I am a psychologist who specializes in a therapy approach tailored to people who may have a chronic illness or disability, chronic pain, physical injury, or any other physical health issue that has negatively impacted your wellbeing and wholeness. Coping with these physical conditions can be hard, and my goal is to work with you to restore balance and healing.
I am so glad you are here. If you are someone who has noticed a change in their quality of life and looking for a way to improve overall wellbeing, you are in the right place. I am a psychologist who specializes in a therapy approach tailored to people who may have a chronic illness or disability, chronic pain, physical injury, or any other physical health issue that has negatively impacted your wellbeing and wholeness. Coping with these physical conditions can be hard, and my goal is to work with you to restore balance and healing.
(323) 379-0154 View (323) 379-0154
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Suzie (Sujin) Jeon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90019
My name is Suzie and I am a trauma informed licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma work, identity issues, children of immigrant issues, immigrant issues, relationship challenges, inter-generational trauma, anxiety and depression in teens, young adults, adults, and couples. I am a first generation Korean-America therapist with a sense of humor, and an appreciation for play and creativity: we’ll work together to build a connection and bring out your intrinsic strengths by practicing self compassion.
My name is Suzie and I am a trauma informed licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma work, identity issues, children of immigrant issues, immigrant issues, relationship challenges, inter-generational trauma, anxiety and depression in teens, young adults, adults, and couples. I am a first generation Korean-America therapist with a sense of humor, and an appreciation for play and creativity: we’ll work together to build a connection and bring out your intrinsic strengths by practicing self compassion.
(213) 583-4158 View (213) 583-4158
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Schyna Pour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Schyna treats patients depending on each client’s needs, she uses methods/therapeutic models including: play therapy, music, role play, and guided imagery, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic/Person-centered/Holistic/Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution-focused, Mindfulness, Trauma-focused, Family Systems, Gottman Couples. Schyna believes therapy is a healing conversation that provides clients with a safe, non-judgmental, person-centered, strengths-based and eclectic place to express their challenges, and help them to rediscover their strengths, talents and resources.
Schyna treats patients depending on each client’s needs, she uses methods/therapeutic models including: play therapy, music, role play, and guided imagery, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic/Person-centered/Holistic/Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution-focused, Mindfulness, Trauma-focused, Family Systems, Gottman Couples. Schyna believes therapy is a healing conversation that provides clients with a safe, non-judgmental, person-centered, strengths-based and eclectic place to express their challenges, and help them to rediscover their strengths, talents and resources.
(323) 649-6521 View (323) 649-6521
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Janet Medrano Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
My clients are brave and looking for a reflective, containing space to work through sadness, worries, chronic stress, transitions, familial and cultural stressors, and relationship difficulties. Therapy requires connection, vulnerability and collaboration; together we'll disrupt toxic stress and make progress toward your goals. We’re all lovable and deserving of rest and joy.
My clients are brave and looking for a reflective, containing space to work through sadness, worries, chronic stress, transitions, familial and cultural stressors, and relationship difficulties. Therapy requires connection, vulnerability and collaboration; together we'll disrupt toxic stress and make progress toward your goals. We’re all lovable and deserving of rest and joy.
(323) 916-4460 View (323) 916-4460
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Avigail Schotz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
MARCH Update: Space is available in two online therapy groups: one supporting people who are feeling isolated, and another group supporting single parents.... My work is collaborative and client-centered. Your goals are my goals, and understanding the values that underlie those goals often drives my curiosity. My aim is help you get space from your problems so that what's most important to you - your hopes, dreams, and values, take center stage.
MARCH Update: Space is available in two online therapy groups: one supporting people who are feeling isolated, and another group supporting single parents.... My work is collaborative and client-centered. Your goals are my goals, and understanding the values that underlie those goals often drives my curiosity. My aim is help you get space from your problems so that what's most important to you - your hopes, dreams, and values, take center stage.
(213) 401-7808 View (213) 401-7808
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Kelly Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with life? Do you want to pursue your purpose with a peaceful mind without resorting to medications? I help you discover your unique spiritual path to complete, emotional healing. I help determined, purposeful women live the courageous life they were designed for. I can help you clear the ruts and unhealthy patterns so that you could live the life you were meant to live in a natural, holistic way!
Are you overwhelmed with life? Do you want to pursue your purpose with a peaceful mind without resorting to medications? I help you discover your unique spiritual path to complete, emotional healing. I help determined, purposeful women live the courageous life they were designed for. I can help you clear the ruts and unhealthy patterns so that you could live the life you were meant to live in a natural, holistic way!
(626) 239-1983 View (626) 239-1983
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Dov Goldman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my profile! I am an LPCC and I have a passion for helping people. Whether you are having difficulty with anxiety, a personal or family relationship issue, or stress from work, I believe that each client-therapist relationship is unique and that my care has to be tailored to your needs. When someone chooses me for help, I consider it an honor and privilege to help them get to a place of well-being. I have a background in treating substance-use disorder as well as anxiety and depression, but I cannot stress enough that every individual is unique.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my profile! I am an LPCC and I have a passion for helping people. Whether you are having difficulty with anxiety, a personal or family relationship issue, or stress from work, I believe that each client-therapist relationship is unique and that my care has to be tailored to your needs. When someone chooses me for help, I consider it an honor and privilege to help them get to a place of well-being. I have a background in treating substance-use disorder as well as anxiety and depression, but I cannot stress enough that every individual is unique.
(310) 340-7763 View (310) 340-7763
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Emily Fiedtkou
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (Online Only)
If you're feeling stuck, anxious about your future, and finding it difficult to move forward in your life than I would love to chat with you. I offer a nonjudgmental space where you can be both supported and encouraged to lean into the discomfort. I provide space to process feelings and also provide tangible skills so therapy is a daily practice. I work with teens (12+), young adults navigating the complexity of launching their lives, and adults experiencing burn out, anxiety, and difficulty seeing their own self worth. I believe each person has their own inner wisdom and I want to help you access it.
If you're feeling stuck, anxious about your future, and finding it difficult to move forward in your life than I would love to chat with you. I offer a nonjudgmental space where you can be both supported and encouraged to lean into the discomfort. I provide space to process feelings and also provide tangible skills so therapy is a daily practice. I work with teens (12+), young adults navigating the complexity of launching their lives, and adults experiencing burn out, anxiety, and difficulty seeing their own self worth. I believe each person has their own inner wisdom and I want to help you access it.
(562) 991-6816 View (562) 991-6816
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Hilary Curwen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AFMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I work with individuals and couples by creating a trusting space in which we fully explore the present by identifying triggers, patterns, and the impact of past experiences on our present. Sessions with me are interactive. I believe that successful therapy is a collaborative process. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, dating, codependency, grief, cultural identity, relationships, and life transitions. I approach each therapeutic relationship with empathy, humor, and respect. My role is to guide you to see what is possible!
I work with individuals and couples by creating a trusting space in which we fully explore the present by identifying triggers, patterns, and the impact of past experiences on our present. Sessions with me are interactive. I believe that successful therapy is a collaborative process. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, dating, codependency, grief, cultural identity, relationships, and life transitions. I approach each therapeutic relationship with empathy, humor, and respect. My role is to guide you to see what is possible!
(323) 443-7266 View (323) 443-7266

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Number of Therapists in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
71% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
72% Optum
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
25% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles?

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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.