Therapists in Morena, San Diego, CA

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Griselda Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
(619) 853-6492 View (619) 853-6492
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Kelli Raymond
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
I help clients interrupt patterns in relationships, set boundaries, confront codependency and learn to have healthy intimacy. My ideal client is someone willing to make healthy changes to their lives in order to improve their overall wellbeing. I have experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety and are struggling with intimacy issues and trauma. I enjoy helping clients learn how to set healthy boundaries so they can have more fulfilling relationships. I take particular interest in helping women develop healthy relationship patterns and fully process prior relationships.
I help clients interrupt patterns in relationships, set boundaries, confront codependency and learn to have healthy intimacy. My ideal client is someone willing to make healthy changes to their lives in order to improve their overall wellbeing. I have experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety and are struggling with intimacy issues and trauma. I enjoy helping clients learn how to set healthy boundaries so they can have more fulfilling relationships. I take particular interest in helping women develop healthy relationship patterns and fully process prior relationships.
(619) 514-2463 View (619) 514-2463
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George Kim Sutterfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years and have a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have been trained in psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dilaectial behavior therapy. I believe that people have the innate ability to improve their lives when given focused therapeutic attention. My goal as a therapist is to help people develop skills to manage whatever life may bring them. I use emperically based treatment methods, a belief in the strength of the human spirit and a sense of humor to work with clients.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 30 years and have a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have been trained in psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dilaectial behavior therapy. I believe that people have the innate ability to improve their lives when given focused therapeutic attention. My goal as a therapist is to help people develop skills to manage whatever life may bring them. I use emperically based treatment methods, a belief in the strength of the human spirit and a sense of humor to work with clients.
(209) 392-5173 View (209) 392-5173
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Preston Lavin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
Hi there, need some help? I believe anyone can benefit from engaging in therapy. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental approach to help individuals discover their innate strengths, values, and resiliency. My clinical approach is eclectic, incorporating Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am currently seeing patients online and in our San Diego office. Please e-mail me or feel free to text/call me on (619) 510-0005 to make an appointment. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and strive to create a safe, inclusive, judgment-free space for clients to explore and heal.
Hi there, need some help? I believe anyone can benefit from engaging in therapy. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental approach to help individuals discover their innate strengths, values, and resiliency. My clinical approach is eclectic, incorporating Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am currently seeing patients online and in our San Diego office. Please e-mail me or feel free to text/call me on (619) 510-0005 to make an appointment. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and strive to create a safe, inclusive, judgment-free space for clients to explore and heal.
(619) 853-6048 View (619) 853-6048
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Deanna Jimenez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I received my Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. My experience ranges from working at non-profit agencies with youth and families, to group practice settings and in university college counseling centers. I enjoy working with diverse populations and am dedicated to providing culturally sensitive services tailored to meet your individual needs.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I received my Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. My experience ranges from working at non-profit agencies with youth and families, to group practice settings and in university college counseling centers. I enjoy working with diverse populations and am dedicated to providing culturally sensitive services tailored to meet your individual needs.
(619) 789-1295 View (619) 789-1295
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Dr. Brooke Bartlett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Is your anxiety keeping you trapped in an endless cycle of fear and worry? Are you feeling disconnected from loved ones? Do you notice that you have a "short fuse"? Have you been doing things that are negatively impacting your life? If you're looking for effective treatment with a therapist who gets it, then I might be the right provider for you. I use evidence-based treatments and techniques backed by science to help my clients regain control of their lives, re-align with their values, and improve their quality of life.
Is your anxiety keeping you trapped in an endless cycle of fear and worry? Are you feeling disconnected from loved ones? Do you notice that you have a "short fuse"? Have you been doing things that are negatively impacting your life? If you're looking for effective treatment with a therapist who gets it, then I might be the right provider for you. I use evidence-based treatments and techniques backed by science to help my clients regain control of their lives, re-align with their values, and improve their quality of life.
(619) 502-9147 View (619) 502-9147
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Lei Raiza A Zervoulakos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92108
Hi, I'm Lei Raiza! I’m an Associate Clinical Counselor, but you might also call me a self-healing supporter and wellness enthusiast. I help clients who want to get started on their healing and wellness journey but don’t know or where to begin. So much of what happens to us in our life is kept silent because of shame or embarrassment- and the fear that no one will really understand what we are going through. I provide clients with a safe space where they can express themselves, process through the pain and overcome the barriers blocking their full potential.
Hi, I'm Lei Raiza! I’m an Associate Clinical Counselor, but you might also call me a self-healing supporter and wellness enthusiast. I help clients who want to get started on their healing and wellness journey but don’t know or where to begin. So much of what happens to us in our life is kept silent because of shame or embarrassment- and the fear that no one will really understand what we are going through. I provide clients with a safe space where they can express themselves, process through the pain and overcome the barriers blocking their full potential.
(619) 377-1487 View (619) 377-1487
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Lara Touckly
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Fuck! Is this as good as it gets? Changes, traumas, relationships, stressors, expectations, life! I dodge right, to get hit from the left. I come up for air, to be pulled back into the current. And sometimes, I just can’t even.
Fuck! Is this as good as it gets? Changes, traumas, relationships, stressors, expectations, life! I dodge right, to get hit from the left. I come up for air, to be pulled back into the current. And sometimes, I just can’t even.
(619) 598-1405 View (619) 598-1405
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Jennifer Jean James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have experience in working with adults who have been experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with trauma and Intimate Partner Violence.
As a therapist, I have experience in working with adults who have been experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with trauma and Intimate Partner Violence.
(619) 738-6751 View (619) 738-6751
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Peggy Wilson-Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
Hi there, I'm Peggy! I have been working with clients for many years. I have worked with trauma, substance abuse, and significant mental health disorders, including bipolar And schizophrenia. I primarily employ narrative, humanistic, DBT, and motivational interviewing modalities. I have managed group homes with foster and probation youth as well as ILP programs. For the last 16 years, I have worked with mail nonprofits with indigent and low-income clients.
Hi there, I'm Peggy! I have been working with clients for many years. I have worked with trauma, substance abuse, and significant mental health disorders, including bipolar And schizophrenia. I primarily employ narrative, humanistic, DBT, and motivational interviewing modalities. I have managed group homes with foster and probation youth as well as ILP programs. For the last 16 years, I have worked with mail nonprofits with indigent and low-income clients.
(661) 228-7757 View (661) 228-7757
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Rebecca Zarza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will work with you on developing goals to support growth to better living with depression and anxiety. I am a compassionate listener that provides a nonjudgmental space to work through challenges that you may be going through. I specializes in children, youth, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and mood disorders. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth and families since 2009 when I started working in the school system providing therapy to students through there Individual Education Plans, and have expanded to providing individual therapy. .
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will work with you on developing goals to support growth to better living with depression and anxiety. I am a compassionate listener that provides a nonjudgmental space to work through challenges that you may be going through. I specializes in children, youth, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and mood disorders. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth and families since 2009 when I started working in the school system providing therapy to students through there Individual Education Plans, and have expanded to providing individual therapy. .
(562) 512-6794 View (562) 512-6794
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Mae Casanova
Psychologist, PsyD , MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92108
Are you struggling with anxiety, constant worrying? Is past trauma interfering with your current relationship? Do you feel disconnected- from your family, friends, work- the things that used to make you smile? We can help you find ways to get unstuck. Experience the fulfilling life you deserve. At growgood psychology we help people push through their limiting self-beliefs and anxious thoughts to understand how their past experiences are still showing up in their day to day lives in the form of worry, control, fear and codependent tendencies.
Are you struggling with anxiety, constant worrying? Is past trauma interfering with your current relationship? Do you feel disconnected- from your family, friends, work- the things that used to make you smile? We can help you find ways to get unstuck. Experience the fulfilling life you deserve. At growgood psychology we help people push through their limiting self-beliefs and anxious thoughts to understand how their past experiences are still showing up in their day to day lives in the form of worry, control, fear and codependent tendencies.
(619) 268-8943 View (619) 268-8943
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Alicia Perzichilli
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92108
Hello there! I’m Alicia. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, but you might also call me a compassionate guide and mind-body connector. I help women, men, and non-binary individuals, couples, and triad clients who long for a supportive space to heal what has been hurt and create an environment to thrive through meaningful connection. My clients may feel stuck in patterns and would like to develop more meaningful relationships. Or maybe they are struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or those of a loved one. Or perhaps they are beginning to process trauma.
Hello there! I’m Alicia. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, but you might also call me a compassionate guide and mind-body connector. I help women, men, and non-binary individuals, couples, and triad clients who long for a supportive space to heal what has been hurt and create an environment to thrive through meaningful connection. My clients may feel stuck in patterns and would like to develop more meaningful relationships. Or maybe they are struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or those of a loved one. Or perhaps they are beginning to process trauma.
(619) 413-7932 View (619) 413-7932
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Kaity Wilson
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92108
Do you find yourself struggling to thrive in your day to day life due to a trauma you have experienced in the past or recently? Do you feel stuck and want to move forward, but aren't sure how? Do you want to feel well and whole again, or maybe for the first time ever? I love to guide people on the road to healing from their trauma by teaching them how to tune into their whole self - mind, body, soul, and spirit - in order to help them find reconnection and restoration. I believe that we all have the potential to heal and reset our lives when provided a safe place to process, reclaim our autonomy, and become empowered.
Do you find yourself struggling to thrive in your day to day life due to a trauma you have experienced in the past or recently? Do you feel stuck and want to move forward, but aren't sure how? Do you want to feel well and whole again, or maybe for the first time ever? I love to guide people on the road to healing from their trauma by teaching them how to tune into their whole self - mind, body, soul, and spirit - in order to help them find reconnection and restoration. I believe that we all have the potential to heal and reset our lives when provided a safe place to process, reclaim our autonomy, and become empowered.
(619) 648-2802 View (619) 648-2802
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Jessica A. Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morena, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jessica! I'm an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, also known as a connection reviver and hope restorer. As a Native American woman and a transplant to San Diego, I bring a unique perspective to my work, rooted in my belief that we are capable of change. If you are grappling with anxiety or depression related to work, relationships, or your adult relationship with your parents, I'm here to support you. I specialize in helping individuals like you navigate the complexities of modern living, offering tailored support to address anxiety & depression, and guide you toward feeling better in yourself and in your relationships.
Hi, I'm Jessica! I'm an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, also known as a connection reviver and hope restorer. As a Native American woman and a transplant to San Diego, I bring a unique perspective to my work, rooted in my belief that we are capable of change. If you are grappling with anxiety or depression related to work, relationships, or your adult relationship with your parents, I'm here to support you. I specialize in helping individuals like you navigate the complexities of modern living, offering tailored support to address anxiety & depression, and guide you toward feeling better in yourself and in your relationships.
(619) 378-4692 View (619) 378-4692
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Lisa Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Maybe life doesn't feel the way you wish it could. Sometimes life is harder than we expect. Maybe you're not happy with how things are going at home, work, or school and you're dealing with anxiety or depression. Would you like to better understand the implications of past events and relational patterns that no longer serve you and learn to trust more in yourself? Do you want to improve your relationship with yourself and others and live an authentic, meaningful life? Sometimes we get stuck in cycles that move us away from what's most important. Focusing on what's important to us helps us create purpose and meaning in our lives.
Maybe life doesn't feel the way you wish it could. Sometimes life is harder than we expect. Maybe you're not happy with how things are going at home, work, or school and you're dealing with anxiety or depression. Would you like to better understand the implications of past events and relational patterns that no longer serve you and learn to trust more in yourself? Do you want to improve your relationship with yourself and others and live an authentic, meaningful life? Sometimes we get stuck in cycles that move us away from what's most important. Focusing on what's important to us helps us create purpose and meaning in our lives.
(805) 243-1280 View (805) 243-1280
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Charles Shen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, worried, or currently having a difficult time with a transition period? I know how difficult making changes in your life can be.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, worried, or currently having a difficult time with a transition period? I know how difficult making changes in your life can be.
(909) 308-2685 View (909) 308-2685
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Lilly Christine Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
Hi there! I’m Lilly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping my clients on their journey of personal growth, positive change, and healing. I often work with individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, effects of trauma, difficulty coping with environmental stressors, relationship issues, and feelings of worthlessness or being lost in life. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I prioritize my client’s values and chosen needs, and I meet them with unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and empathy.
Hi there! I’m Lilly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping my clients on their journey of personal growth, positive change, and healing. I often work with individuals who struggle with self-esteem issues, effects of trauma, difficulty coping with environmental stressors, relationship issues, and feelings of worthlessness or being lost in life. My approach to therapy is client-centered. I prioritize my client’s values and chosen needs, and I meet them with unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and empathy.
(619) 485-9043 View (619) 485-9043
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Linh Thai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110
I am a psychotherapist based in Orange County, California, and have been providing mental health support services in various settings since 2012. I am motivated and passionate to serve clients in further developing their personal journey of self-growth/self-discovery.
I am a psychotherapist based in Orange County, California, and have been providing mental health support services in various settings since 2012. I am motivated and passionate to serve clients in further developing their personal journey of self-growth/self-discovery.
(760) 338-2036 View (760) 338-2036
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Corinne Grandinetti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Morena, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to reach out for help, but keep telling yourself you ‘should’ be able to solve everything on your own? Are you pressuring yourself to muscle your way out of depression or anxiety? Then why would we each be sharing Earth with more than 7 BILLION other people if we are supposed to handle everything all by ourselves? I believe it is because we ARE meant to help each other! Since graduating in 1986 with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and then earning my license as a MFT in 1990, I count myself lucky to have worked with the many adults, children, teens, families and couples whose paths have crossed mine.
Are you wanting to reach out for help, but keep telling yourself you ‘should’ be able to solve everything on your own? Are you pressuring yourself to muscle your way out of depression or anxiety? Then why would we each be sharing Earth with more than 7 BILLION other people if we are supposed to handle everything all by ourselves? I believe it is because we ARE meant to help each other! Since graduating in 1986 with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and then earning my license as a MFT in 1990, I count myself lucky to have worked with the many adults, children, teens, families and couples whose paths have crossed mine.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088

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Number of Therapists in Morena, San Diego, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Morena, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
86% Stress
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Morena, San Diego, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morena, San Diego?

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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.