Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Nicole Asencio
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be difficult at times and hard to navigate. The good news is it doesn't have to be this way! I assist couples and individuals to work through life's challenges by utilizing their strengths, exploring areas of growth and creating a new chapter in their life. We will work together to understand the patterns that have persisted and work towards healing. Despite the coronavirus regulations, I am an "essential service provider" in California and continue to meet with clients via telehealth. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.
Life can be difficult at times and hard to navigate. The good news is it doesn't have to be this way! I assist couples and individuals to work through life's challenges by utilizing their strengths, exploring areas of growth and creating a new chapter in their life. We will work together to understand the patterns that have persisted and work towards healing. Despite the coronavirus regulations, I am an "essential service provider" in California and continue to meet with clients via telehealth. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.
(619) 724-5175 View (619) 724-5175
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Shelby Swan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with families and children/adolescents. My professional experience has focused on trauma work in children/adolescents, specializing in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to focus on treating children/adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideations.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with families and children/adolescents. My professional experience has focused on trauma work in children/adolescents, specializing in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like to focus on treating children/adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideations.
(858) 267-4186 View (858) 267-4186
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Esau Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Esau Valdez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2022. He has an MA in Psychology from Brandman University. Esau helps in reducing and eliminating these symptoms that have impacted functioning for the individual by providing a welcoming and safe environment where the individual can talk about their problems without judgment, shame, or guilt. Esau has worked and works with people who experience depression, anxiety, social anxiety, grief, loss, work stress, and various family issues.
Esau Valdez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2022. He has an MA in Psychology from Brandman University. Esau helps in reducing and eliminating these symptoms that have impacted functioning for the individual by providing a welcoming and safe environment where the individual can talk about their problems without judgment, shame, or guilt. Esau has worked and works with people who experience depression, anxiety, social anxiety, grief, loss, work stress, and various family issues.
(858) 682-2321 View (858) 682-2321
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Dr. Jania Amir-Razavi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a meaningful human connection that can help you discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, in turn bringing a more meaningful life? Whether you are experiencing a debilitating addiction, loss, interpersonal difficulties, or feeling emotionally disconnected with anxiety or depression, or just looking for meaning after a life transition, I invite you to reach out.
Are you looking for a meaningful human connection that can help you discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, in turn bringing a more meaningful life? Whether you are experiencing a debilitating addiction, loss, interpersonal difficulties, or feeling emotionally disconnected with anxiety or depression, or just looking for meaning after a life transition, I invite you to reach out.
(619) 612-0354 View (619) 612-0354
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Paul W. Randolph
Psychologist, PsyD, CEAP, CMF
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Dr. Paul Randolph has more than 25 years of experience providing clinical services to the San Diego community. Dr. Randolph has a diverse background and provides services to support his clients with continued growth, problem-solving, while promoting the end of suffering and distress that motivates us to seek help.
Dr. Paul Randolph has more than 25 years of experience providing clinical services to the San Diego community. Dr. Randolph has a diverse background and provides services to support his clients with continued growth, problem-solving, while promoting the end of suffering and distress that motivates us to seek help.
(619) 431-4022 View (619) 431-4022
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Karen Mikolic
Psychologist, PhD, ABN
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
Is your child struggling in school? Are you seeking compensation after an injury? Are you experiencing memory problems? I am Board Certified Neuropsychologist with over 9 years of experience in hospital settings helping patients with neurological complications after stroke, heart attack, or brain injury. If your loved one struggles with memory problems and is no longer independent, an evaluation may help your family plan for their care. Attention Deficit/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and being Gifted, qualify for school assistance to help students succeed. Let's meet to discuss if an evaluation may help!
Is your child struggling in school? Are you seeking compensation after an injury? Are you experiencing memory problems? I am Board Certified Neuropsychologist with over 9 years of experience in hospital settings helping patients with neurological complications after stroke, heart attack, or brain injury. If your loved one struggles with memory problems and is no longer independent, an evaluation may help your family plan for their care. Attention Deficit/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and being Gifted, qualify for school assistance to help students succeed. Let's meet to discuss if an evaluation may help!
(619) 493-3526 View (619) 493-3526
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Tina Karimi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Welcome! My name is Tina Karimi and I am an Afghan-American Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about working with couples and adults from various backgrounds who are seeking to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. My goal is to help you identify your needs, gain insight through processing, and make the necessary changes with the appropriate tools. My approach is gentle, supportive, and collaborative. I have extensive experience working with couples facing relationship challenges and individuals with symptoms of anxiety and depression due to trauma.
Welcome! My name is Tina Karimi and I am an Afghan-American Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about working with couples and adults from various backgrounds who are seeking to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. My goal is to help you identify your needs, gain insight through processing, and make the necessary changes with the appropriate tools. My approach is gentle, supportive, and collaborative. I have extensive experience working with couples facing relationship challenges and individuals with symptoms of anxiety and depression due to trauma.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Azita Hickey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
12 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults. I utilize evidenced based treatment modalities to help you manage stress, depression, anxiety, grief, identity conflicts, and perinatal mental health. I can help you navigate relationship difficulties, managing chronic stress, conquering perfectionism, and finding the balance you seek in life. Life is full of transitions, and I'm dedicated to being your support through them all, whether you're facing graduation, considering a career change, navigating the complexities of breakups and relationships, or dealing with the with the uncertainties of parenthood and fertility.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults. I utilize evidenced based treatment modalities to help you manage stress, depression, anxiety, grief, identity conflicts, and perinatal mental health. I can help you navigate relationship difficulties, managing chronic stress, conquering perfectionism, and finding the balance you seek in life. Life is full of transitions, and I'm dedicated to being your support through them all, whether you're facing graduation, considering a career change, navigating the complexities of breakups and relationships, or dealing with the with the uncertainties of parenthood and fertility.
(619) 771-0514 View (619) 771-0514
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Nancy Lê
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Therapy is a precious and unique space, for a standard 45-50 minute block, you will virtually sit with me to process and uncover the profound and deeper parts of yourself. My role and objective is to create a warm and inviting place in which you feel safe to show up as you are, to feel all the emotionally charged feelings, and relate to yourself in a way you may have not ever known or seen in yourself – in a more kind, loving, compassionate, and graceful manner.
Therapy is a precious and unique space, for a standard 45-50 minute block, you will virtually sit with me to process and uncover the profound and deeper parts of yourself. My role and objective is to create a warm and inviting place in which you feel safe to show up as you are, to feel all the emotionally charged feelings, and relate to yourself in a way you may have not ever known or seen in yourself – in a more kind, loving, compassionate, and graceful manner.
(858) 358-7929 View (858) 358-7929
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Myel Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
(858) 786-2164 View (858) 786-2164
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Rozanne Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, compassionate and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. I have 30 years of experience helping families and individuals. I welcome you to join me in a safe, positive healing relationship. Together we will explore and discover how to increase your sense of well being & emotional comfort, so that you can grow a life you love. I employ a strengths based eclectic approach using a combination of therapeutic modalities. I respect and consider my clients as partners on a journey towards integrating. I am a committed clinician who believes in every human being's capacity to become the person they aspire to be.
I offer a warm, compassionate and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. I have 30 years of experience helping families and individuals. I welcome you to join me in a safe, positive healing relationship. Together we will explore and discover how to increase your sense of well being & emotional comfort, so that you can grow a life you love. I employ a strengths based eclectic approach using a combination of therapeutic modalities. I respect and consider my clients as partners on a journey towards integrating. I am a committed clinician who believes in every human being's capacity to become the person they aspire to be.
(619) 329-9586 View (619) 329-9586
Photo of Daniel Perez, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Daniel Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I utilize talk therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. My approach allows individuals to get to the root cause of their issues while still having the immediate change of behavioral interventions.
I utilize talk therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. My approach allows individuals to get to the root cause of their issues while still having the immediate change of behavioral interventions.
(415) 969-7407 View (415) 969-7407
Maria L Brockman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
During this challenging time it can be helpful to have someone to process depression and anxiety issues that may arise during the California shutdown. I am currently helping clients process their feelings about what is going on, make a plan for how to manage emotions while isolated from others, and continue to work on struggles they were facing before the coronavirus. Currently I am only taking new clients via phone and video chat, give me a call and we can chat to see if I would be the right fit for you during this time.
During this challenging time it can be helpful to have someone to process depression and anxiety issues that may arise during the California shutdown. I am currently helping clients process their feelings about what is going on, make a plan for how to manage emotions while isolated from others, and continue to work on struggles they were facing before the coronavirus. Currently I am only taking new clients via phone and video chat, give me a call and we can chat to see if I would be the right fit for you during this time.
(858) 207-4056 View (858) 207-4056
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Nora Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
You’re tired of feeling ruled by this anxiety or uncertainty. From the outside, your life looks good—you have a lot to be proud of. But something still isn’t right: you might feel anxious, have trouble making decisions, or unfulfilled and disconnected in your relationships. You’re constantly criticizing yourself, second-guessing that text message you sent or what others are thinking of you. Somehow, it’s like life is happening to you, instead of you being the one in control. And although you’ve tried to address this on your own through things like journaling or mindfulness practices, you still just don’t feel like yourself.
You’re tired of feeling ruled by this anxiety or uncertainty. From the outside, your life looks good—you have a lot to be proud of. But something still isn’t right: you might feel anxious, have trouble making decisions, or unfulfilled and disconnected in your relationships. You’re constantly criticizing yourself, second-guessing that text message you sent or what others are thinking of you. Somehow, it’s like life is happening to you, instead of you being the one in control. And although you’ve tried to address this on your own through things like journaling or mindfulness practices, you still just don’t feel like yourself.
(949) 844-6359 View (949) 844-6359
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Tracy Wutzke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
Come enjoy the process of growth through therapy and become happier and more fulfilled. Life brings many unexpected blessings and challenges. We all love to cherish and celebrate the blessings. But what do you do when your relationship is rocky? How do you grieve the loss of a relationship or a loved one? How do you manage a disrespectful teenager? How do you find solutions for workplace challenges? How do you move from feeling isolated and misunderstood to feeling connected and loved? Seeking help when needed demonstrates strength and courage.
Come enjoy the process of growth through therapy and become happier and more fulfilled. Life brings many unexpected blessings and challenges. We all love to cherish and celebrate the blessings. But what do you do when your relationship is rocky? How do you grieve the loss of a relationship or a loved one? How do you manage a disrespectful teenager? How do you find solutions for workplace challenges? How do you move from feeling isolated and misunderstood to feeling connected and loved? Seeking help when needed demonstrates strength and courage.
(858) 298-3663 View (858) 298-3663
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Applied DBT Clinicians
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
We specialize in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for the treatment of especially difficult to treat issues such as PTSD, Severe depression, Eating Disorders and the like. We are also well versed in issues of self-harm and frequent hospitalizations
We specialize in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for the treatment of especially difficult to treat issues such as PTSD, Severe depression, Eating Disorders and the like. We are also well versed in issues of self-harm and frequent hospitalizations
(619) 377-8309 View (619) 377-8309
Photo of Emily Kron, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Emily Kron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
Welcome to a safe space where you can tell your story, be seen and heard, and embark on a journey towards healing and becoming whole again. I know that starting therapy can be a difficult decision, so congratulations on taking this first step! I am a warm, compassionate, authentic therapist who is open and collaborative with clients and dedicated to helping others. I provide a welcoming and non-judgmental environment and will work with you, wherever you are at, to create a unique treatment plan based on your specific needs. I will work with you to cultivate hope and resilience through a client-centered, strengths-based approach.
(619) 848-3719 View (619) 848-3719
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Alice Lim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist, licensed in NYS and CA, offering teletherapy to residents of both states. I am also a returned Peace Corps volunteer and aspire for cultural humility and sensitivity in my practice. My training background is in child, adolescent, and adult individual and group therapy, as well as in neuropsychology from teaching hospitals: Brown, Harvard, and NYU; I completed my postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I use an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating a range of evidence-based therapy and my broad training experience to meet the diversity of presentations of my clients.
I am a psychologist, licensed in NYS and CA, offering teletherapy to residents of both states. I am also a returned Peace Corps volunteer and aspire for cultural humility and sensitivity in my practice. My training background is in child, adolescent, and adult individual and group therapy, as well as in neuropsychology from teaching hospitals: Brown, Harvard, and NYU; I completed my postdoctoral training at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. I use an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating a range of evidence-based therapy and my broad training experience to meet the diversity of presentations of my clients.
(619) 949-3591 View (619) 949-3591
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Carmen Croucher
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I am a mental health therapist specializing in helping high achievers break down barriers to success, work through burnout, anxieties, and difficult relationships. Creative individuals benefit from my expertise in reducing blocks to their work by integrating different aspects of themselves. I also specialize in treating trauma and helping clients heal and navigate life after a traumatic event.
I am a mental health therapist specializing in helping high achievers break down barriers to success, work through burnout, anxieties, and difficult relationships. Creative individuals benefit from my expertise in reducing blocks to their work by integrating different aspects of themselves. I also specialize in treating trauma and helping clients heal and navigate life after a traumatic event.
(619) 332-4690 View (619) 332-4690
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Angie Beeson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MS
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127  (Online Only)
Sexual violence, harmful relationships, life transitions, or even seemingly minor events, can leave us feeling fractured and unrecognizable. Helping those who have gone through experiences like intimate partner violence and sexual assault restore their love and trust in themselves is what I am most passionate about. Through a trauma-informed and compassionate approach, I create a safe space where you can explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences without judgment. We can work together on managing anxiety, dealing with depression, overcoming the effects of betrayal, symptoms of PTSD, and navigating life's challenges.
Sexual violence, harmful relationships, life transitions, or even seemingly minor events, can leave us feeling fractured and unrecognizable. Helping those who have gone through experiences like intimate partner violence and sexual assault restore their love and trust in themselves is what I am most passionate about. Through a trauma-informed and compassionate approach, I create a safe space where you can explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences without judgment. We can work together on managing anxiety, dealing with depression, overcoming the effects of betrayal, symptoms of PTSD, and navigating life's challenges.
(760) 652-9680 x5 View (760) 652-9680 x5

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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
72% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Diego, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% 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.

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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.