Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Photo of Mariana Barajas, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Mariana Barajas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
Having family troubles? Family issues can lead to negative consequences like depression, relationship issues, anxiety, and even physical illness. If it feels like you’re alone in dealing with your family’s challenges, there is good news...You and your family don't have to feel the way you do forever. I know that family can be a source of stress and anxiety, but there are ways to help manage it. I help families effectively manage their marriage, parent-kid relationships, extended families, ADHD, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and more.
Having family troubles? Family issues can lead to negative consequences like depression, relationship issues, anxiety, and even physical illness. If it feels like you’re alone in dealing with your family’s challenges, there is good news...You and your family don't have to feel the way you do forever. I know that family can be a source of stress and anxiety, but there are ways to help manage it. I help families effectively manage their marriage, parent-kid relationships, extended families, ADHD, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and more.
(619) 329-8797 x8 View (619) 329-8797 x8
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Beatriz Huda
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in CA with a license in CA, NV and WA. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and I am passionate about supporting clients in navigating through life transitions and challenges. I am happy you are ready to connect and am here to support you to explore areas of growth and healing.
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in CA with a license in CA, NV and WA. I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and I am passionate about supporting clients in navigating through life transitions and challenges. I am happy you are ready to connect and am here to support you to explore areas of growth and healing.
(619) 768-2206 View (619) 768-2206
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Heather Johns
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma. As a person centered and trauma-informed therapist, I work to create a safe and judgment-free space where my client and I can walk along their healing journey together, gaining insight, learning coping skills, and building resiliency along the way.
I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma. As a person centered and trauma-informed therapist, I work to create a safe and judgment-free space where my client and I can walk along their healing journey together, gaining insight, learning coping skills, and building resiliency along the way.
(619) 612-5085 View (619) 612-5085
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Courtney Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Courtney Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering behavioral health services to adults. She has over 11 years of experience as a social worker in home health, hospice, skilled nursing homes, hospitals, private practice, medical managed care and foster family agency settings. She treats a full list of problems; however; her specialties include anxiety disorders, stress disorders, trauma, depression, chronic pain/health, grief, trauma or abuse and career/school issues.She utilizes evidenced based practices such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Therapy and
Courtney Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering behavioral health services to adults. She has over 11 years of experience as a social worker in home health, hospice, skilled nursing homes, hospitals, private practice, medical managed care and foster family agency settings. She treats a full list of problems; however; her specialties include anxiety disorders, stress disorders, trauma, depression, chronic pain/health, grief, trauma or abuse and career/school issues.She utilizes evidenced based practices such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief Therapy and
(619) 762-2566 View (619) 762-2566
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Emily Ruth
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Hi! Thanks for reading through my profile. Seeking support outside of your social circle can feel vulnerable. You’re here because you know there’s something inside of you ready to be explored, attended to, and integrated. Therapy is a space of collaboration and curiosity, a space to inquire about who we think we are and the limits of our beliefs, a space to delve into new shapes. I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults (particularly the queer community) for a wide range of concerns including recovery from substance abuse, trauma, stress, self-esteem, sexual abuse, and anxiety.
Hi! Thanks for reading through my profile. Seeking support outside of your social circle can feel vulnerable. You’re here because you know there’s something inside of you ready to be explored, attended to, and integrated. Therapy is a space of collaboration and curiosity, a space to inquire about who we think we are and the limits of our beliefs, a space to delve into new shapes. I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults (particularly the queer community) for a wide range of concerns including recovery from substance abuse, trauma, stress, self-esteem, sexual abuse, and anxiety.
(619) 304-6429 View (619) 304-6429
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Alliant Couple and Family Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Welcome to Alliant Couple and Family Clinic! We offer mental health services to the community on a sliding fee scale. Services provided in-person in San Diego and Long Beach or virtually throughout California. Our team of pre-licensed therapists are available to treat mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families while receiving clinical supervision from highly experienced clinicians.
Welcome to Alliant Couple and Family Clinic! We offer mental health services to the community on a sliding fee scale. Services provided in-person in San Diego and Long Beach or virtually throughout California. Our team of pre-licensed therapists are available to treat mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families while receiving clinical supervision from highly experienced clinicians.
(858) 422-3618 View (858) 422-3618
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Yesenia Talavera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Hello! My name is Yesenia. My experiences span over seven years, and I’ve worked with people of various ages and diverse populations. I work with individuals struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem, and coping skills. I employ techniques from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Focused modalities. My distinct care consists of listening and using reflective listening to make each client feel heard and seen.
Hello! My name is Yesenia. My experiences span over seven years, and I’ve worked with people of various ages and diverse populations. I work with individuals struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem, and coping skills. I employ techniques from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Focused modalities. My distinct care consists of listening and using reflective listening to make each client feel heard and seen.
(619) 332-5172 View (619) 332-5172
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Emmi Fowler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
I'm so glad you are here! It takes strength and bravery to seek out help, so I commend you for taking the first step in your/your child's healing. My passion is supporting emotional growth and healing through pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, childhood and adolescence. I enjoy working with youth who face difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, bullying, autism, ADHD, social and behavioral issues. I enjoy working with adults on strengthening their parenting skills, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and women's related issues such as pregnancy/postpartum struggles.
I'm so glad you are here! It takes strength and bravery to seek out help, so I commend you for taking the first step in your/your child's healing. My passion is supporting emotional growth and healing through pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, childhood and adolescence. I enjoy working with youth who face difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, bullying, autism, ADHD, social and behavioral issues. I enjoy working with adults on strengthening their parenting skills, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and women's related issues such as pregnancy/postpartum struggles.
(619) 598-0043 View (619) 598-0043
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Kristina Cuneo
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I approach each client with authenticity, with the understanding that each person’s needs are unique. My goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of your own true feelings. Together, we can build your sense of confidence so you can speak your truth; and create the life, career, and relationships you want.
I approach each client with authenticity, with the understanding that each person’s needs are unique. My goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of your own true feelings. Together, we can build your sense of confidence so you can speak your truth; and create the life, career, and relationships you want.
(310) 361-1839 View (310) 361-1839
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Heather Swisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Heather Swisher and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and organic.  I specialize in treating adults with individual therapy and EMDR Therapy. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and tailor treatment according to the needs of each client. It is my goal to ensure your comfort and to create a safe space filled with warmth, authenticity, and empathy for each person who walks through my door. As a therapist, I feel honored to be able to hear each person's story and join them on their journey towards healing and growth,
Welcome! My name is Heather Swisher and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and organic.  I specialize in treating adults with individual therapy and EMDR Therapy. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and tailor treatment according to the needs of each client. It is my goal to ensure your comfort and to create a safe space filled with warmth, authenticity, and empathy for each person who walks through my door. As a therapist, I feel honored to be able to hear each person's story and join them on their journey towards healing and growth,
(619) 900-6966 View (619) 900-6966
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Rita R Cole
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
You might be asking yourself, "Who is this person next to me?" or "Should we even keep trying to make this work?" Feeling defensive, rejected, or alone, or walking on eggshells, can take a toll on you emotionally, at work, as a parent and socially. You want to feel desired and to enjoy being with your partner again. When you reach out for affection or attention, you want your partner to be there with interest, acceptance and warmth. I specialize in helping couples and individuals who are feeling lonely, angry, unheard, frustrated and worried about the future of their relationship.
You might be asking yourself, "Who is this person next to me?" or "Should we even keep trying to make this work?" Feeling defensive, rejected, or alone, or walking on eggshells, can take a toll on you emotionally, at work, as a parent and socially. You want to feel desired and to enjoy being with your partner again. When you reach out for affection or attention, you want your partner to be there with interest, acceptance and warmth. I specialize in helping couples and individuals who are feeling lonely, angry, unheard, frustrated and worried about the future of their relationship.
(619) 399-2848 View (619) 399-2848
Photo of Dawn Rose Galbo, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Dawn Rose Galbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Get back to the life you love! I believe that working with a therapist can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals while adding more joy to your life.
Get back to the life you love! I believe that working with a therapist can provide support and hope that things can get better. You have the power to strengthen your coping skills and improve your relationships in the process. I am here to support you and provide cutting edge tools to help you heal past traumas and manage current stressors. I can help you as you work toward reaching your goals while adding more joy to your life.
(858) 375-1434 View (858) 375-1434
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Scripps Marriage Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Marriage therapy is the primary focus of my practice. With over 20 years of practice experience and two decades of marriage and family life, I able to provide couples with a variety of strategies and interventions. My approach to therapy is very user friendly, as I talk with clients in very clear, understandable terms and provide practice tools that can be used upon completion of the initial session. Contact my office today to begin enhancing your life through a better relationship.
Marriage therapy is the primary focus of my practice. With over 20 years of practice experience and two decades of marriage and family life, I able to provide couples with a variety of strategies and interventions. My approach to therapy is very user friendly, as I talk with clients in very clear, understandable terms and provide practice tools that can be used upon completion of the initial session. Contact my office today to begin enhancing your life through a better relationship.
(619) 954-1329 View (619) 954-1329
Photo of Sarah Ahrem, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
Sarah Ahrem
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AFMT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
The decision to pursue therapy is remarkable, and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Welcome to my page! I've been where you are—uncertain but seeking support. This page offers insight into my approach and how I can assist you. I sought therapy to address wounds and unexpectedly found profound self-discovery, the cornerstone of my healing. Life is challenging, but restoration is possible. Whether you're starting or continuing therapy, I look forward to supporting your journey toward hope and positive change.
The decision to pursue therapy is remarkable, and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Welcome to my page! I've been where you are—uncertain but seeking support. This page offers insight into my approach and how I can assist you. I sought therapy to address wounds and unexpectedly found profound self-discovery, the cornerstone of my healing. Life is challenging, but restoration is possible. Whether you're starting or continuing therapy, I look forward to supporting your journey toward hope and positive change.
(619) 597-2689 View (619) 597-2689
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Matthew Holley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
It is my belief that every person can benefit from therapy at some point in their life. It can be helpful whether you're working through a specific, short-term problem or changing long-standing patterns of behavior, adjusting to an unexpected life change, gaining clarity about decisions or life goals, increasing self-confidence or self-realization, improving communication, or becoming more effective at regulating difficult emotions.
(619) 304-9584 View (619) 304-9584
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Maggie Locke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CBT, SE, Practio
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a search to discover more meaning and satisfaction in life, free from crippling symptoms. Although crisis often drives people into therapy, they often leave with precious opportunites for new life. Energy that had been spent managing problems like anxiety, addiction and depression can be used to create a life of healthy purpose and pleasure. I view my role as providing therapeutic presence to create a safe environment and caring relationship, elements necessary to support one's search for authentic self and healthy self-expression.
I view therapy as a search to discover more meaning and satisfaction in life, free from crippling symptoms. Although crisis often drives people into therapy, they often leave with precious opportunites for new life. Energy that had been spent managing problems like anxiety, addiction and depression can be used to create a life of healthy purpose and pleasure. I view my role as providing therapeutic presence to create a safe environment and caring relationship, elements necessary to support one's search for authentic self and healthy self-expression.
(619) 324-3780 View (619) 324-3780
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Ronald Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
Ron prioritizes the identification of strengths and building a solid safety plan. He is experienced with youth, adults and elderly populations. Common diagnoses include anxiety, OCD, depression, pediatric terminal illness and self-harm. Adolescent self harm, bullying and OCD. Adult OCD, anxiety, depression, and parents separated from their children. Parenting skills and knowledge using a Social Learning Theory approach.
(619) 383-1102 View (619) 383-1102
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Schneider Counseling and Corporate Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Humor, fresh ideas, collaboration, gentle confrontation infuse my psycho-therapeutic style. With unwavering support, and a non-judgmental attitude, we can work together to define your counseling goals. You will have my full 35 years of experience and insight to help achieve results. It is my job to recognize your strengths as a unique individual, and help you to build on those strengths. I use a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques, customized to your distinctive needs.
Humor, fresh ideas, collaboration, gentle confrontation infuse my psycho-therapeutic style. With unwavering support, and a non-judgmental attitude, we can work together to define your counseling goals. You will have my full 35 years of experience and insight to help achieve results. It is my job to recognize your strengths as a unique individual, and help you to build on those strengths. I use a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques, customized to your distinctive needs.
(858) 215-1983 View (858) 215-1983
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Kamille Conanan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
I believe connection in relationship is essential to a full and balanced life. Whether you’re looking to better connect with yourself, your chosen or given family, your friendships, intimate partners, your workplace, or even the world at large – I’m glad you’re looking for support on your journey. My goal with every person I meet is for them to feel seen and respected as a whole person and that through our work together they can continue to strengthen connection in their life. With my training in social justice counseling, multicultural therapy, DBT, and EMDR, I hope to support you grow in insight, skills, alignment, and connection.
I believe connection in relationship is essential to a full and balanced life. Whether you’re looking to better connect with yourself, your chosen or given family, your friendships, intimate partners, your workplace, or even the world at large – I’m glad you’re looking for support on your journey. My goal with every person I meet is for them to feel seen and respected as a whole person and that through our work together they can continue to strengthen connection in their life. With my training in social justice counseling, multicultural therapy, DBT, and EMDR, I hope to support you grow in insight, skills, alignment, and connection.
(619) 304-8249 View (619) 304-8249
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John Bucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
I help guys become better men, husbands, and fathers. As men, we are conditioned to try and solve life's many complexities on our own, but the truth is reaching out for help shows immense strength, not weakness. You may find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, or issues in your relationships. Perhaps you're more irritable than usual or find yourself being "short" with those around you. Often mental health struggles manifest themselves differently in men than they do in women. I am a therapist that understands the unique challenges men face and how to help navigate through them.
I help guys become better men, husbands, and fathers. As men, we are conditioned to try and solve life's many complexities on our own, but the truth is reaching out for help shows immense strength, not weakness. You may find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, or issues in your relationships. Perhaps you're more irritable than usual or find yourself being "short" with those around you. Often mental health struggles manifest themselves differently in men than they do in women. I am a therapist that understands the unique challenges men face and how to help navigate through them.
(619) 319-9611 View (619) 319-9611

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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

76% 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.