Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Antarpreet Dhariwal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I have a special interest in exploring what balance will be like for you while managing many areas of your life-including but not limited to- your career, mental health, and how you show up to loved ones. My experience includes working with clients who have experienced disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, or anxiety. My background has involved working with people in BIPOC communities.
I have a special interest in exploring what balance will be like for you while managing many areas of your life-including but not limited to- your career, mental health, and how you show up to loved ones. My experience includes working with clients who have experienced disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, or anxiety. My background has involved working with people in BIPOC communities.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Sue Shrader-Hanes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
About Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT I began my career in San Diego California working with community based agencies. Initially most of my work was with youth at San Diego Youth Services. I was a case manager/therapist at the Storefront, a shelter for homeless youth that promoted education and I worked with what is now called the Monarch School to help youth on the streets continue their education even though they did not have parents to enroll them in school. This was groundbreaking in California.
About Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT I began my career in San Diego California working with community based agencies. Initially most of my work was with youth at San Diego Youth Services. I was a case manager/therapist at the Storefront, a shelter for homeless youth that promoted education and I worked with what is now called the Monarch School to help youth on the streets continue their education even though they did not have parents to enroll them in school. This was groundbreaking in California.
(858) 465-4920 View (858) 465-4920
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Sumi Hong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AAMFT, SUP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Sumi. I am a licensed psychotherapist in California and Georgia. I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I provide telehealth services and clinical mentoring in Korean and English. Over fifteen years of working with clients, I have been described as present, supportive, and understanding. My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based humanistic psychology. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to overcome obstacles blocking your path. Furthermore, I value the awareness of cultural diversity and honoring one's authenticity.
Hi, my name is Sumi. I am a licensed psychotherapist in California and Georgia. I am also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I provide telehealth services and clinical mentoring in Korean and English. Over fifteen years of working with clients, I have been described as present, supportive, and understanding. My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based humanistic psychology. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to overcome obstacles blocking your path. Furthermore, I value the awareness of cultural diversity and honoring one's authenticity.
(408) 610-1469 View (408) 610-1469
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Nancy Gonzalez-McKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
You are the expert in your life and I look forward to meeting with you where you are in life.
You are the expert in your life and I look forward to meeting with you where you are in life.
(619) 949-1362 View (619) 949-1362
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Evolving PATHS Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
My ideal client is seeking support in numerous situations that might include, anxiety, depression, anger management, OCD, interpersonal goals, or self exploration. They can either be goal oriented or super structured in therapy. As well as more flexible and open to see what comes up in sessions. Self-awareness is important to me as a therapist as this helps us as humans have a better understanding as to how experiences, emotions, and actions all connect and impact our daily lives. My ideal client would be open to learning these tools.
My ideal client is seeking support in numerous situations that might include, anxiety, depression, anger management, OCD, interpersonal goals, or self exploration. They can either be goal oriented or super structured in therapy. As well as more flexible and open to see what comes up in sessions. Self-awareness is important to me as a therapist as this helps us as humans have a better understanding as to how experiences, emotions, and actions all connect and impact our daily lives. My ideal client would be open to learning these tools.
(619) 393-7911 View (619) 393-7911
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Jen Zajac
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses on underlying relationship issues to help my clients experience a deeper sense of connection. If you have struggled with issues of trust, infidelity, constant fighting, family issues, low self-esteem, or feelings of disconnection, my style of therapy can help you discuss the themes that fuel the arguments and stand in-between connection. In a typical session, we can "map out" negative communication patterns and implement tools for some immediate relief so that you don't need to be in therapy long term.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses on underlying relationship issues to help my clients experience a deeper sense of connection. If you have struggled with issues of trust, infidelity, constant fighting, family issues, low self-esteem, or feelings of disconnection, my style of therapy can help you discuss the themes that fuel the arguments and stand in-between connection. In a typical session, we can "map out" negative communication patterns and implement tools for some immediate relief so that you don't need to be in therapy long term.
(408) 791-1646 View (408) 791-1646
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Grace Charlton
Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
As an IFS therapist, so often I hear “I know why things are difficult for me, but I still can’t figure out how to feel better”. I hear you! Connecting the dots and thinking through things can certainly help us progress in our healing, but oftentimes we can still feel stuck. In order for things to move through us, we must acknowledge the physical experience of our emotions, which then allows us to reconnect with ourselves internally. My practice is a combination of talking through your life and making sense of things, and also turning inward toward emotions, helping them relax and give you more space to feel grounded and clear.
As an IFS therapist, so often I hear “I know why things are difficult for me, but I still can’t figure out how to feel better”. I hear you! Connecting the dots and thinking through things can certainly help us progress in our healing, but oftentimes we can still feel stuck. In order for things to move through us, we must acknowledge the physical experience of our emotions, which then allows us to reconnect with ourselves internally. My practice is a combination of talking through your life and making sense of things, and also turning inward toward emotions, helping them relax and give you more space to feel grounded and clear.
(858) 879-8614 View (858) 879-8614
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Riley Cormack
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
(619) 378-7009 View (619) 378-7009
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Diana Neuner, Certified EMDR Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92191  (Online Only)
Loss, trauma and other negative experiences impact us more than we realize. As we navigate life with many challenges, we may become overwhelmed and feel a variety of unwanted symptoms such as anxiety, fear, irritation, startled response, restlessness, confusion, guilt and sadness. In therapy, I will help you gain clarity of the situation and begin the process of eliminating the unwanted symptoms so you can discover empowerment, hope, motivation and healing.
Loss, trauma and other negative experiences impact us more than we realize. As we navigate life with many challenges, we may become overwhelmed and feel a variety of unwanted symptoms such as anxiety, fear, irritation, startled response, restlessness, confusion, guilt and sadness. In therapy, I will help you gain clarity of the situation and begin the process of eliminating the unwanted symptoms so you can discover empowerment, hope, motivation and healing.
(858) 609-8336 View (858) 609-8336
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Diana Citro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Therapy is a journey of self-introspection, leaning into difficult matters and coming out better as a result. I will be your guide as you walk this path of looking inward to change or let go of those things that don't serve you. It's an uncovering of the good that is within and implementing strategies to maintain a life full of joy, contentment, and peace. I will help you uncover your values (what is important to you) and assist in taking committed action towards those values with skills such as mindfulness, opposite action, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
Therapy is a journey of self-introspection, leaning into difficult matters and coming out better as a result. I will be your guide as you walk this path of looking inward to change or let go of those things that don't serve you. It's an uncovering of the good that is within and implementing strategies to maintain a life full of joy, contentment, and peace. I will help you uncover your values (what is important to you) and assist in taking committed action towards those values with skills such as mindfulness, opposite action, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
(510) 738-0411 View (510) 738-0411
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Andrew David Listvinsky: Sunlit Grove Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Welcome to my practice, Sunlit Grove Counseling. I would be most helpful to a client who is looking for a mix of practical skills, a better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. I work primarily with adults and I specialize in helping people navigate trauma, grief, substance use, and dissociative conditions (DID/OSDD). I welcome clients who fear that their story is too heavy a burden to share, or who find themselves in a struggle that they feel overwhelmed by. I find joy in helping clients who seek therapy both to heal as well as to answer the question of "what's next?" with increased confidence.
Welcome to my practice, Sunlit Grove Counseling. I would be most helpful to a client who is looking for a mix of practical skills, a better understanding of themselves, and to explore what they want from life. I work primarily with adults and I specialize in helping people navigate trauma, grief, substance use, and dissociative conditions (DID/OSDD). I welcome clients who fear that their story is too heavy a burden to share, or who find themselves in a struggle that they feel overwhelmed by. I find joy in helping clients who seek therapy both to heal as well as to answer the question of "what's next?" with increased confidence.
(858) 346-6642 View (858) 346-6642
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Kathryn Kendall - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
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Baya L Mebarek
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
I can help you learn to develop and sustain the relationship you have always wanted, re-discover the love that brought you together, heal the wounds that have severed your bond re-build the trust and intimacy, communicate honestly and respectfully, handle and resolve conflicts in a way that brings you closer to one another, and build shared meaning, and purpose for you and your family. Although challenging at times, making the decision to enter into therapy may help you move beyond your relationship pain and challenges and help you live your life more confidently, more passionately and more fully.
I can help you learn to develop and sustain the relationship you have always wanted, re-discover the love that brought you together, heal the wounds that have severed your bond re-build the trust and intimacy, communicate honestly and respectfully, handle and resolve conflicts in a way that brings you closer to one another, and build shared meaning, and purpose for you and your family. Although challenging at times, making the decision to enter into therapy may help you move beyond your relationship pain and challenges and help you live your life more confidently, more passionately and more fully.
(858) 905-5966 View (858) 905-5966
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Pete Mcclintock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Experience matters! I have been practicing for over 35 years. Finding the right therapist is not always an easy task. I possess a wealth of knowledge, and provide the comfort and confidence that can only come from a seasoned professional.. I specialize in treating children and adolescents but also work with adults, both individually and in couples therapy.
Experience matters! I have been practicing for over 35 years. Finding the right therapist is not always an easy task. I possess a wealth of knowledge, and provide the comfort and confidence that can only come from a seasoned professional.. I specialize in treating children and adolescents but also work with adults, both individually and in couples therapy.
(619) 320-4483 View (619) 320-4483
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Judy Kaplan Baron, Ph.D., Master Career Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, NCCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, frustrating, and difficult. Rather than being depressed anxious, angry, or frustrated, consider positive ways to move ahead. If career, relationship problems, or other personal issues are getting you down, learn how to overcome the difficulties. I offer practical strategies and insight that can make huge differences in the quality of your life. Sometimes, a different perspective or problem-solving idea provides enough clarity to help you be happier. For over 25 years, I have been assisting people just like you in making healthier, life changing decisions leading to happier, more fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Life can be challenging, frustrating, and difficult. Rather than being depressed anxious, angry, or frustrated, consider positive ways to move ahead. If career, relationship problems, or other personal issues are getting you down, learn how to overcome the difficulties. I offer practical strategies and insight that can make huge differences in the quality of your life. Sometimes, a different perspective or problem-solving idea provides enough clarity to help you be happier. For over 25 years, I have been assisting people just like you in making healthier, life changing decisions leading to happier, more fulfilling personal and professional lives.
(858) 367-0975 View (858) 367-0975
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Dr. Jodi Stanley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I am genuinely passionate about supporting people through stressful life experiences to live healthier, happier lives. I help couples and families overcome disconnection to rebuild and strengthen their closeness. I also specialize in treating individuals, including, children, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively with clients to enhance quality of life by combining insight, emotional exploration, and direction. I provide neutral support, guidance, and relief to develop healthy ways of coping, to expand inner growth, and to restore relational bonds.
I am genuinely passionate about supporting people through stressful life experiences to live healthier, happier lives. I help couples and families overcome disconnection to rebuild and strengthen their closeness. I also specialize in treating individuals, including, children, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and low self-esteem. I work collaboratively with clients to enhance quality of life by combining insight, emotional exploration, and direction. I provide neutral support, guidance, and relief to develop healthy ways of coping, to expand inner growth, and to restore relational bonds.
(619) 452-3863 View (619) 452-3863
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Victoria Grutz Neurodivergence-Informed Therapist
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Victoria (she/her) and I am a neurodivergent (Autistic and ADHD) therapist who is deeply passionate about working with adult individuals, couples, polycules, and families in both the neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ communities. I work from a social justice-oriented lens, acknowledging systems of oppression that exist to serve some while creating barriers to well-being for many others. I particularly enjoy working with clients as they navigate experiences with late-diagnoses, anxiety, existential questions, relational and sexual difficulties, and life transitions.
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Victoria (she/her) and I am a neurodivergent (Autistic and ADHD) therapist who is deeply passionate about working with adult individuals, couples, polycules, and families in both the neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ communities. I work from a social justice-oriented lens, acknowledging systems of oppression that exist to serve some while creating barriers to well-being for many others. I particularly enjoy working with clients as they navigate experiences with late-diagnoses, anxiety, existential questions, relational and sexual difficulties, and life transitions.
(858) 667-7975 View (858) 667-7975
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Dr. Laura-Beth Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
There’s a lot happening in our world right now. If you’re finding yourself struggling with adjusting to life changes, experiencing low mood, or feeling challenged in a relationship, you don’t have to hold this alone. In therapy, I create a space where you can be your authentic self, in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I have a warm therapeutic approach that is collaborative as we work together toward the heart of what you need.
There’s a lot happening in our world right now. If you’re finding yourself struggling with adjusting to life changes, experiencing low mood, or feeling challenged in a relationship, you don’t have to hold this alone. In therapy, I create a space where you can be your authentic self, in the safety of a therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and cared for. I have a warm therapeutic approach that is collaborative as we work together toward the heart of what you need.
(619) 664-4624 View (619) 664-4624
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Nicole C Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
Are you frustrated with the direction of your life, feeling lonely, anxious or depressed? Do you sense that there is something that you aren't doing right but don't know what? I'd like to help. The sense that you are living someone else's life is painful. I am here to assist you in breaking out of feeling stuck. Whether you are having problems with self-confidence or self-esteem, getting tearful, sad and angry and not knowing why, or feeling like you are living someone else's life, its possible to make the changes you want.
Are you frustrated with the direction of your life, feeling lonely, anxious or depressed? Do you sense that there is something that you aren't doing right but don't know what? I'd like to help. The sense that you are living someone else's life is painful. I am here to assist you in breaking out of feeling stuck. Whether you are having problems with self-confidence or self-esteem, getting tearful, sad and angry and not knowing why, or feeling like you are living someone else's life, its possible to make the changes you want.
(619) 345-0175 View (619) 345-0175
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Claudia Orsi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Our story affects the way we define our identities and give meaning to our lives. Sometimes our stories become a barrier to living our lives to the fullest and finding fulfillment in our relationships. I focus on empowering you to re-story your experiences so you can move out of limiting interpretations and arrive at, or renew, your preferred identity that is congruent with your values.
Our story affects the way we define our identities and give meaning to our lives. Sometimes our stories become a barrier to living our lives to the fullest and finding fulfillment in our relationships. I focus on empowering you to re-story your experiences so you can move out of limiting interpretations and arrive at, or renew, your preferred identity that is congruent with your values.
(619) 431-4982 View (619) 431-4982

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Diego, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
66% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Diego?

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.