Therapists in San Carlos, CA

Photo of Tara Mann, Associate Clinical Social Worker in San Carlos, CA
Tara Mann
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
When we are in the midst of life’s unpredictability and the struggle of events that are beyond our control, asking for help and guidance is essential for healing and moving forward. I offer that guidance. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where you can explore, heal, and grow. My hope is to assist clients in developing a deeper awareness of the nature of their current struggles and help them embrace the chance to rebuild anew. I am a graduate from the Cal-State East Bay MSW program, and I look forward to working with you to provide a nurturing and helpful therapy experience.
When we are in the midst of life’s unpredictability and the struggle of events that are beyond our control, asking for help and guidance is essential for healing and moving forward. I offer that guidance. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where you can explore, heal, and grow. My hope is to assist clients in developing a deeper awareness of the nature of their current struggles and help them embrace the chance to rebuild anew. I am a graduate from the Cal-State East Bay MSW program, and I look forward to working with you to provide a nurturing and helpful therapy experience.
(650) 749-7044 View (650) 749-7044
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Cameron Townsend
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe space for all of my clients to process their emotions, and build tools to guide them through their journey to heal.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe space for all of my clients to process their emotions, and build tools to guide them through their journey to heal.
(650) 613-5081 View (650) 613-5081
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Audrey Vanessa Fairchild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070
Not accepting new clients
If you're feeling stuck and need support to find a better way of coping, I can help. If you're feeling grief, anxiety, or depression, I can listen and bring some supportive tools. Working with a past trauma can bring feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, and anger, We can work to make a plan to change thoughts and behaviors that keep us all stuck. I am a parent and a classroom teacher also, so I can help navigate the school-family relationship, and offer some support about parenting frustrations, interpersonal conflicts, and stress around parenting. I work with youth often and really understand how tough that period of time is.
If you're feeling stuck and need support to find a better way of coping, I can help. If you're feeling grief, anxiety, or depression, I can listen and bring some supportive tools. Working with a past trauma can bring feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, and anger, We can work to make a plan to change thoughts and behaviors that keep us all stuck. I am a parent and a classroom teacher also, so I can help navigate the school-family relationship, and offer some support about parenting frustrations, interpersonal conflicts, and stress around parenting. I work with youth often and really understand how tough that period of time is.
(650) 275-5450 View (650) 275-5450
Steven Hobbs
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Waitlist for new clients
Each meeting expands my approach to finding solutions to human problems. It's my pleasure to help people enhance their quality of life, improve stress management skills, and renew their emotional resilience, whether the challenge is one of relationship, health, or performance. I have skills in cognitive and health psychology, biofeedback, and hypnosis to aid in rapid progress toward goals. Learning how to quickly gain self-control of one's mind and body easily increases confidence and improves mood. Because I'm focused and active in my work, clients often find my approach refreshing and rewarding.
Each meeting expands my approach to finding solutions to human problems. It's my pleasure to help people enhance their quality of life, improve stress management skills, and renew their emotional resilience, whether the challenge is one of relationship, health, or performance. I have skills in cognitive and health psychology, biofeedback, and hypnosis to aid in rapid progress toward goals. Learning how to quickly gain self-control of one's mind and body easily increases confidence and improves mood. Because I'm focused and active in my work, clients often find my approach refreshing and rewarding.
(650) 924-9394 View (650) 924-9394
Donna Lera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Addictive behaviors are difficult for an individual as well as their loved ones. The initial step in meeting a new client is getting an accurate assessment to facilitate the necessary level of treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. Services available are individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. In addition, I provide services for personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and OCD. A safe, supportive and caring environment is available for you to discuss your needs.
Addictive behaviors are difficult for an individual as well as their loved ones. The initial step in meeting a new client is getting an accurate assessment to facilitate the necessary level of treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. Services available are individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. In addition, I provide services for personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and OCD. A safe, supportive and caring environment is available for you to discuss your needs.
(650) 741-1958 View (650) 741-1958
Photo of Sabina Harris, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Sabina Harris, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070
Welcome! What is a mosaic? It is little imperfect pieces of glass or tile that come together to form beautiful art. How can we create a mosaic within ourselves and in our lives? All the broken pieces of glass or tile can represent trauma, experiences, life journeys, parts of our self, etc. that we sometimes don't necessarily know how to understand them all to incorporate them into our sense of self. I have a passion for working with people to help put these pieces together in a way that creates the beautiful mosaic that is YOU!
Welcome! What is a mosaic? It is little imperfect pieces of glass or tile that come together to form beautiful art. How can we create a mosaic within ourselves and in our lives? All the broken pieces of glass or tile can represent trauma, experiences, life journeys, parts of our self, etc. that we sometimes don't necessarily know how to understand them all to incorporate them into our sense of self. I have a passion for working with people to help put these pieces together in a way that creates the beautiful mosaic that is YOU!
(650) 383-3732 View (650) 383-3732
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Jessica Nasrah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
I have helped a variety of clients of all ages with various issues, including trauma, anxiety, adjustment post-pandemic, anger management, grief/loss, social-emotional skills, and ADHD management. I genuinely enjoy working with children and have experience working with those with autism and special needs.
I have helped a variety of clients of all ages with various issues, including trauma, anxiety, adjustment post-pandemic, anger management, grief/loss, social-emotional skills, and ADHD management. I genuinely enjoy working with children and have experience working with those with autism and special needs.
(650) 648-7346 View (650) 648-7346
Photo of Grace Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Carlos, CA
Grace Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070
My approach to therapy is rooted in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and their sexuality. I am experienced working with couples, adult individuals as well as children. I am LGBTQQA and kink friendly.
My approach to therapy is rooted in modern research on the brain, trauma and attachment. I work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and their sexuality. I am experienced working with couples, adult individuals as well as children. I am LGBTQQA and kink friendly.
(650) 273-9823 View (650) 273-9823
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Brittany Salerno Caulkins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
As your therapist, my goal is to provide a warm, safe space for you to step into your most authentic self while working toward your goals. I provide care for anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, and other concerns. I also have a passion for helping individuals cope with cancer. I am trained in evidence-based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and others. I am dedicated to working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
As your therapist, my goal is to provide a warm, safe space for you to step into your most authentic self while working toward your goals. I provide care for anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, and other concerns. I also have a passion for helping individuals cope with cancer. I am trained in evidence-based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and others. I am dedicated to working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
(650) 699-6087 View (650) 699-6087
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Jennifer Cappelletti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
I am interested in hearing your experience and your story. I know it can be hard to talk about ourselves in a way that makes us feel vulnerable. My goal for clients is finding strength inside yourself to feel safe walking through an ever changing world and the self-worth and confidence you deserve. I work with couples on communication and understanding each other. I work with adolescents in life transitions. I work with individuals in finding out more about how to have meaningful relationships.
I am interested in hearing your experience and your story. I know it can be hard to talk about ourselves in a way that makes us feel vulnerable. My goal for clients is finding strength inside yourself to feel safe walking through an ever changing world and the self-worth and confidence you deserve. I work with couples on communication and understanding each other. I work with adolescents in life transitions. I work with individuals in finding out more about how to have meaningful relationships.
(415) 594-4855 View (415) 594-4855
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Nathaniel Pyzik
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Nathaniel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Dance/movement therapy uses dance and movement to help explore and express thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Nathaniel also uses a person-centered approach and draws from a variety of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and existential therapy. Through the collaborative and creative process of therapy, clients can learn to express themselves authentically, improve self-awareness, and create meaningful relationships with themselves and others.
Nathaniel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Dance/movement therapy uses dance and movement to help explore and express thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Nathaniel also uses a person-centered approach and draws from a variety of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and existential therapy. Through the collaborative and creative process of therapy, clients can learn to express themselves authentically, improve self-awareness, and create meaningful relationships with themselves and others.
(650) 275-6270 View (650) 275-6270
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Terry Podesta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Terry Podesta, I am a therapist with 14 years experience. I have worked with individuals from 4 to 91 years old with differing presenting concerns and desired support, yet find we are all the same in the end. Humans, who want to feel happy and heard, loved and like we belong, that we have an impact and to feel good in who we are. I will enter our therapy sessions with a direct and compassionate approach to help you reach your goals. I welcome you to schedule a brief consultation call or set an appointment to see if I am a good fit to help support you.
Hello! My name is Terry Podesta, I am a therapist with 14 years experience. I have worked with individuals from 4 to 91 years old with differing presenting concerns and desired support, yet find we are all the same in the end. Humans, who want to feel happy and heard, loved and like we belong, that we have an impact and to feel good in who we are. I will enter our therapy sessions with a direct and compassionate approach to help you reach your goals. I welcome you to schedule a brief consultation call or set an appointment to see if I am a good fit to help support you.
(650) 910-4923 View (650) 910-4923
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Jamie Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
As we evolve through life, we are faced with challenges and new roles that may make us feel inadequate and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for a person to feel stuck or lost during this time. For the past 25 years, in an educational and therapeutic setting, I have worked along side adults, and couples/families to help create effective ways to tackle such challenges. When we negatively question our self-worth and strengths, it is time to develop productive ways to break old patterns and see through a truthful lenses.
As we evolve through life, we are faced with challenges and new roles that may make us feel inadequate and uncomfortable. It is not uncommon for a person to feel stuck or lost during this time. For the past 25 years, in an educational and therapeutic setting, I have worked along side adults, and couples/families to help create effective ways to tackle such challenges. When we negatively question our self-worth and strengths, it is time to develop productive ways to break old patterns and see through a truthful lenses.
(650) 683-4014 View (650) 683-4014
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Nanette Riendeau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070  (Online Only)
The constant anxiety, worry, and overwhelm is too much. You're tired of feeling unhappy and unfulfilled in your life and relationships and grieving what you thought life should have been. You want to feel satisfaction, confidence, and peace. You want to stop trying to meet everyone else's endless expectations. This is good news, it means you're ready to make change.
The constant anxiety, worry, and overwhelm is too much. You're tired of feeling unhappy and unfulfilled in your life and relationships and grieving what you thought life should have been. You want to feel satisfaction, confidence, and peace. You want to stop trying to meet everyone else's endless expectations. This is good news, it means you're ready to make change.
(628) 877-8745 View (628) 877-8745
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Lori Macchi-Pina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hello, I'm Lori, welcome to my profile page! Working with families has always been a passion of mine. Since 1994, I have worked with families with the goal of facilitating effective communication and emotional health. It's not easy growing up in the Bay area today. I grew up on the Peninsula and it is a totally different world now for our kids. I have two teenagers myself, and the pressure they feel to succeed sometimes feels insurmountable! I lead several teen groups. Teen groups provide a safe place to come and talk about those challenges.
Hello, I'm Lori, welcome to my profile page! Working with families has always been a passion of mine. Since 1994, I have worked with families with the goal of facilitating effective communication and emotional health. It's not easy growing up in the Bay area today. I grew up on the Peninsula and it is a totally different world now for our kids. I have two teenagers myself, and the pressure they feel to succeed sometimes feels insurmountable! I lead several teen groups. Teen groups provide a safe place to come and talk about those challenges.
(650) 489-0526 View (650) 489-0526
Photo of Megan Goodwin, Psychologist in San Carlos, CA
Megan Goodwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070
My practice has a specialty of providing tailored, compassionate care for a variety of concerns, particularly anxiety, panic, and other stress and anxiety based issues. I aim to be supportive, collaborative, practical, and warm in my style. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of the healing and change that can happen in therapy. I have been trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness approaches, positive psychology, and solutions based therapy and am also interested in the connections between our current experiences and their roots in our past.
My practice has a specialty of providing tailored, compassionate care for a variety of concerns, particularly anxiety, panic, and other stress and anxiety based issues. I aim to be supportive, collaborative, practical, and warm in my style. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of the healing and change that can happen in therapy. I have been trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness approaches, positive psychology, and solutions based therapy and am also interested in the connections between our current experiences and their roots in our past.
(650) 204-1370 View (650) 204-1370
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Anna McQuinn
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, PSY
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Dr. McQuinn is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a licensed Marital and Family therapist. Dr. Anna McQuinn has been a Tenured Professor of Notre Dame de Namur University where she has been chair of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Department since 1987. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco graduate Psychology program. Currently she is a Professor Emeritus at the NDNU & has a private practice in San Carlos. She believes that Psychotherapy Healing takes place within the relational model. There is a profound unconscious connection between therapist and client & a mutuality of influence.
Dr. McQuinn is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a licensed Marital and Family therapist. Dr. Anna McQuinn has been a Tenured Professor of Notre Dame de Namur University where she has been chair of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Department since 1987. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco graduate Psychology program. Currently she is a Professor Emeritus at the NDNU & has a private practice in San Carlos. She believes that Psychotherapy Healing takes place within the relational model. There is a profound unconscious connection between therapist and client & a mutuality of influence.
(650) 508-1942 View (650) 508-1942
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Cynthia Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
My psychotherapy services are tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I approach your problems with curiosity and kindness as I believe you are the expert on your own experience. I will work with you to help guide you, learn new tools, and make positive choices that fit for you, your family, and your life. I draw from a variety of techniques to help adults learn how to manage daily stresses and live a full and rewarding life.
My psychotherapy services are tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I approach your problems with curiosity and kindness as I believe you are the expert on your own experience. I will work with you to help guide you, learn new tools, and make positive choices that fit for you, your family, and your life. I draw from a variety of techniques to help adults learn how to manage daily stresses and live a full and rewarding life.
(650) 482-8090 View (650) 482-8090
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Kristina K Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Carlos, CA 94070
Kristy combines her professional history in education and academia, and her experience as a spouse and mother, in her approach to psychotherapy. She likes to work with clients to bring compassion and self-compassion into their lives, as well as to identify and change destructive or unhelpful relationship patterns. Kristy engages in play and art therapy with her younger clients, and draws on Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, and Compassion-based therapy for her individual adult clients.
Kristy combines her professional history in education and academia, and her experience as a spouse and mother, in her approach to psychotherapy. She likes to work with clients to bring compassion and self-compassion into their lives, as well as to identify and change destructive or unhelpful relationship patterns. Kristy engages in play and art therapy with her younger clients, and draws on Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, and Compassion-based therapy for her individual adult clients.
(650) 425-9279 View (650) 425-9279
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Sharon L Fu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Carlos, CA 94070
Who doesn't need therapy? Therapy is unique. It is a safe space where you can be completely who you are. Within the therapy relationship, you are able to say things that you have bottled up, you are given opportunity to identify your blind spots without judgment or shame, and you are able to attune to what you really want in life. I am a big believer in hearing your own voice, getting in touch with your values, and making decisions that align with what is important to you.
Who doesn't need therapy? Therapy is unique. It is a safe space where you can be completely who you are. Within the therapy relationship, you are able to say things that you have bottled up, you are given opportunity to identify your blind spots without judgment or shame, and you are able to attune to what you really want in life. I am a big believer in hearing your own voice, getting in touch with your values, and making decisions that align with what is important to you.
(650) 263-8428 View (650) 263-8428

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Carlos, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in San Carlos, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth
44% Optum

How Therapists in San Carlos, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Carlos?

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.