Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Mili Tilahun, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mili Tilahun
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
I am a bilingual therapist in English and Amheric with over 13 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in individual and group counseling settings. I have worked with a diverse population of ethnic minorities including Ethiopians. I specialize in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem, substance use and addiction, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, life transitions and stress, and grief and loss.
I am a bilingual therapist in English and Amheric with over 13 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in individual and group counseling settings. I have worked with a diverse population of ethnic minorities including Ethiopians. I specialize in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-esteem, substance use and addiction, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, life transitions and stress, and grief and loss.
(202) 931-7997 View (202) 931-7997
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Carol Santucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Therapy can assist you in recognizing issues and patterns which have kept you from fully enjoying life. Each person views the world differently and I strive to understand each client's unique perspective. I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years. If you want to make a positive change in your life I have a wealth of experience to help you get there.
Therapy can assist you in recognizing issues and patterns which have kept you from fully enjoying life. Each person views the world differently and I strive to understand each client's unique perspective. I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years. If you want to make a positive change in your life I have a wealth of experience to help you get there.
(202) 688-5228 View (202) 688-5228
Photo of Laura J. George, DSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura J. George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20037
I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship that can lead to finding new and positive ways of relating to people and situations in your life. In therapy, we look at the distinctive ways in which you relate to me and others, whether or not you are aware of them, and then we analyze them so you can consciously begin to do something different. I want to make psychotherapy affordable, so I accept clients on a sliding scale basis, from $100 to $150. I would be happy to hear from you.
I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship that can lead to finding new and positive ways of relating to people and situations in your life. In therapy, we look at the distinctive ways in which you relate to me and others, whether or not you are aware of them, and then we analyze them so you can consciously begin to do something different. I want to make psychotherapy affordable, so I accept clients on a sliding scale basis, from $100 to $150. I would be happy to hear from you.
(202) 656-9918 View (202) 656-9918
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Natalie Rusch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Welcome! It takes strength and courage to pursue therapy, and it is wonderful that you are considering taking this step. As a clinician, I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, empathy, and trust where my clients feel supported and understood. I work with a diverse group of adults and young professionals experiencing a range of concerns, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and general feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. I believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is an essential part of helping them grow, heal, and achieve their goals.
Welcome! It takes strength and courage to pursue therapy, and it is wonderful that you are considering taking this step. As a clinician, I strive to create an environment filled with warmth, empathy, and trust where my clients feel supported and understood. I work with a diverse group of adults and young professionals experiencing a range of concerns, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and general feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. I believe that developing a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is an essential part of helping them grow, heal, and achieve their goals.
(202) 798-1894 View (202) 798-1894
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Michelle Cortright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
I am a holistic therapist committed to creating space for clients to connect with their authentic selves and heal from within. I hold a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and am a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR therapist, breathwork guide, and wellness coach. I am passionate about empowering others to create a life in which their souls shine brightest and focus on opportunities for healing from trauma and major life challenges including addiction/substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and life transitions, interpersonal development, and self-actualization.
I am a holistic therapist committed to creating space for clients to connect with their authentic selves and heal from within. I hold a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and am a licensed professional counselor, certified EMDR therapist, breathwork guide, and wellness coach. I am passionate about empowering others to create a life in which their souls shine brightest and focus on opportunities for healing from trauma and major life challenges including addiction/substance abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and life transitions, interpersonal development, and self-actualization.
(615) 614-8494 View (615) 614-8494
Photo of Kierra Holiday, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kierra Holiday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Surviving in today's world is no easy task. There are constant pressures to be a great partner, parent, friend, and employee. These dueling pressures can be extremely overwhelming. With over 42 million Americans living with anxiety and over 16 million living with depression, know that you are not alone. Seeking help is your first step toward victory. Therapy is meant to help you gain a more purposeful and balanced life while gaining the skills to overcome barriers in the way of your success.
Surviving in today's world is no easy task. There are constant pressures to be a great partner, parent, friend, and employee. These dueling pressures can be extremely overwhelming. With over 42 million Americans living with anxiety and over 16 million living with depression, know that you are not alone. Seeking help is your first step toward victory. Therapy is meant to help you gain a more purposeful and balanced life while gaining the skills to overcome barriers in the way of your success.
(202) 804-9515 View (202) 804-9515
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Dr. Amy E Duffy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I have been working in the mental health field for over fifteen years with a variety of clients including children and adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, recognizing the uniqueness that each individual brings to treatment. I specialize in the treatment of exposure to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, domestic violence, and military combat trauma. When addressing the needs of those who have survived trauma, I focus a great deal of attention on the neurological effects of exposure, as well as the mind and body connection.
I have been working in the mental health field for over fifteen years with a variety of clients including children and adolescents, families, and adults. I enjoy utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, recognizing the uniqueness that each individual brings to treatment. I specialize in the treatment of exposure to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, domestic violence, and military combat trauma. When addressing the needs of those who have survived trauma, I focus a great deal of attention on the neurological effects of exposure, as well as the mind and body connection.
(202) 930-9476 View (202) 930-9476
Photo of Leslie K Santa, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Leslie K Santa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
You can’t imagine feeling okay again now that your loved one is gone. How can the world move on when your own world has stopped? The decisions you’ve made in your life since they died have been about survival and not desires. Truthfully, you aren't even sure what you want anymore. You yearn to feel like yourself again, but you also feel guilty that it could mean letting go of your loved one somehow. You see your peers moving on in their life and you fear that you are falling more and more behind. You worry that what you need most you could only get from the person who is no longer with you. Is this the life you're resigned to?
You can’t imagine feeling okay again now that your loved one is gone. How can the world move on when your own world has stopped? The decisions you’ve made in your life since they died have been about survival and not desires. Truthfully, you aren't even sure what you want anymore. You yearn to feel like yourself again, but you also feel guilty that it could mean letting go of your loved one somehow. You see your peers moving on in their life and you fear that you are falling more and more behind. You worry that what you need most you could only get from the person who is no longer with you. Is this the life you're resigned to?
(202) 999-3319 View (202) 999-3319
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Mary Unverferth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Therapy works best when you’re feeling understood. By processing and understanding the events of your life and your reaction to them, we will identify healthy coping strategies to manage stress and strong emotions. Have you experienced a loss that feels overwhelming? Feeling “stuck” or alone in your grief? Together, we can work to help you feel better. Our lives and problems can be more deeply understood through a structured reflection of the past. I use a mix of psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help people notice and be curious about their feelings, thoughts, behaviors.
Therapy works best when you’re feeling understood. By processing and understanding the events of your life and your reaction to them, we will identify healthy coping strategies to manage stress and strong emotions. Have you experienced a loss that feels overwhelming? Feeling “stuck” or alone in your grief? Together, we can work to help you feel better. Our lives and problems can be more deeply understood through a structured reflection of the past. I use a mix of psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help people notice and be curious about their feelings, thoughts, behaviors.
(202) 951-8472 View (202) 951-8472
Photo of Charlene Fletcher, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Charlene Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20004  (Online Only)
Charlene Fletcher earned her Masters of Arts in Social Work, from Howard University in 2010. She has over 15 years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Charlene focuses on providing individualized treatment to ensure that she is able to meet their needs to improve their mental health and overall quality of their lives. She provides an environment where clients can feel safe and supported while collaboratively working towards their healing journey.
Charlene Fletcher earned her Masters of Arts in Social Work, from Howard University in 2010. She has over 15 years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Charlene focuses on providing individualized treatment to ensure that she is able to meet their needs to improve their mental health and overall quality of their lives. She provides an environment where clients can feel safe and supported while collaboratively working towards their healing journey.
(844) 748-2427 View (844) 748-2427
Photo of David Manolof, LGSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
David Manolof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
As a bilingual therapist who values a collaborative approach, I am here to accompany you on your journey to understanding the deeper roots of your experiences and how they impact your daily life. I am fluent in both Spanish and English, and can work in either preferred language. Through exploring your past experiences, relationships, and patterns, we will uncover underlying factors that shape your current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The development of a trusting therapeutic alliance and the facilitation of self-reflection will enable you to see things from a new perspective and empower you to take meaningful actions.
As a bilingual therapist who values a collaborative approach, I am here to accompany you on your journey to understanding the deeper roots of your experiences and how they impact your daily life. I am fluent in both Spanish and English, and can work in either preferred language. Through exploring your past experiences, relationships, and patterns, we will uncover underlying factors that shape your current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The development of a trusting therapeutic alliance and the facilitation of self-reflection will enable you to see things from a new perspective and empower you to take meaningful actions.
(202) 804-0361 View (202) 804-0361
Photo of Sabrina Martinez, MSW, LMHP-S, Pre-Licensed Professional
Sabrina Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
Struggling to function at work and at home, meet deadlines, as well as the expectations of relationships, while also experiencing anxiety, depression or substance abuse-whatever the challenge may be-can be hard to explain to friends and family. At times explaining what's happening in our heads actually feels more exhausting than what's really happening and can lead us to isolation and loneliness.
(912) 217-7224 View (912) 217-7224
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Dr. Faith Sproul
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I offer services primarily related to assessment and consultation for children and adults. Evaluations are comprehensive with a focus on various domains of functioning including intellectual, academic, executive functioning, attention, and mood/personality to best understand strengths and areas for improvement. Evaluations are provided for diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, and other neurodevelopmental conditions using evidence-based instruments. Additional areas of testing include learning problems/disabilities, admissions testing, college accommodations, and memory and cognitive decline.
Welcome! I offer services primarily related to assessment and consultation for children and adults. Evaluations are comprehensive with a focus on various domains of functioning including intellectual, academic, executive functioning, attention, and mood/personality to best understand strengths and areas for improvement. Evaluations are provided for diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, and other neurodevelopmental conditions using evidence-based instruments. Additional areas of testing include learning problems/disabilities, admissions testing, college accommodations, and memory and cognitive decline.
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Photo of Dr. Meghan Keely McMackin, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Meghan Keely McMackin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010
I specialize in treating anxiety and OCD and co-occurring problems, including ADHD and depression. I have substantial experience treating these conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. In my work with children and adolescents, I also work directly with parents to promote treatment progress. My approach as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I see my clients in a positive light, emphasizing their strengths and positive qualities and harnessing them to promote lasting change. I believe that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we can work together to meet your goals.
I specialize in treating anxiety and OCD and co-occurring problems, including ADHD and depression. I have substantial experience treating these conditions in children, adolescents, and adults. In my work with children and adolescents, I also work directly with parents to promote treatment progress. My approach as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and strengths-based. I see my clients in a positive light, emphasizing their strengths and positive qualities and harnessing them to promote lasting change. I believe that through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we can work together to meet your goals.
(202) 925-8719 View (202) 925-8719
Photo of Sarah Loveland, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Loveland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker focused on supporting adults, adolescents, and children navigating the impact of trauma, loss, and challenging life transitions. Whether you’re struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, recent loss, a major life change, perinatal mood disorders or some other challenge, I’m confident we can work together on the outcomes you seek.
I am a clinical social worker focused on supporting adults, adolescents, and children navigating the impact of trauma, loss, and challenging life transitions. Whether you’re struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, recent loss, a major life change, perinatal mood disorders or some other challenge, I’m confident we can work together on the outcomes you seek.
(202) 933-8896 View (202) 933-8896
Photo of Dr. Nicole A. Engel, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Nicole A. Engel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
Would you like to feel less stressed and anxious? Do you want increased confidence and self-esteem? Are you seeking happier relationships? These changes are possible for you. Let's work together to empower you to feel better about yourself and your life.
(202) 601-3902 View (202) 601-3902
Photo of Henry A. McKinnon, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, JD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Henry A. McKinnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, JD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Finding your true, authentic self can be daunting. You may feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed by life experiences. Together we can discover the motivations, tools, and skills which will allow you to be content, more-productive, and less anxious. In a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space, you and I can explore your patterns of thinking and feeling, and the meanings behind them. We will remove obstacles which get in your way. Client's often tell me that my warm, non-judgmental approach and careful listening help them to feel safe, freeing them to understand themselves in ways they've never considered.
Finding your true, authentic self can be daunting. You may feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed by life experiences. Together we can discover the motivations, tools, and skills which will allow you to be content, more-productive, and less anxious. In a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space, you and I can explore your patterns of thinking and feeling, and the meanings behind them. We will remove obstacles which get in your way. Client's often tell me that my warm, non-judgmental approach and careful listening help them to feel safe, freeing them to understand themselves in ways they've never considered.
(202) 803-8464 View (202) 803-8464
Photo of Sara Mackey, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sara Mackey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Does life constantly feel overwhelming? Do you have past or present trauma that seems to affect everything you think or do? Do you feel like your partner never listens to or understands you? Or does it feel like they just don’t care about you or your needs at all? These are all common experiences for individuals and couples. The good news is, there is hope and help. I can help you work through that trauma so it does not affect you constantly. I can teach you and your partner how to communicate more effectively so that you can meet each other’s needs and get back to that loving place you were in at the start of the relationship.
Does life constantly feel overwhelming? Do you have past or present trauma that seems to affect everything you think or do? Do you feel like your partner never listens to or understands you? Or does it feel like they just don’t care about you or your needs at all? These are all common experiences for individuals and couples. The good news is, there is hope and help. I can help you work through that trauma so it does not affect you constantly. I can teach you and your partner how to communicate more effectively so that you can meet each other’s needs and get back to that loving place you were in at the start of the relationship.
(202) 873-8756 View (202) 873-8756
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John Hite
PsyD, MEd, NCSP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20012
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
My focus as an educational consultant includes collaboratively working with parents and schools to help address children's individual developmental and special needs, navigate special education, IEP problems, and advocate for evidence-based interventions. My approach is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for all children, informed by educational research and the experiences I gained as a teacher, special education consultant, and school psychologist.
(301) 327-2784 View (301) 327-2784
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Allie L Swanson
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Jamaal A. Crone MAR, M.Ed., LPC at The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC. Change begins by creating awareness and understanding. Sometimes life experiences leave us lost and confused. My role is to act as a flashlight to illuminate your journey towards a more meaningful life. Email Inquiries preferred!
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor under the direct supervision of Jamaal A. Crone MAR, M.Ed., LPC at The Crone Esquivel Group, LLC. Change begins by creating awareness and understanding. Sometimes life experiences leave us lost and confused. My role is to act as a flashlight to illuminate your journey towards a more meaningful life. Email Inquiries preferred!
(202) 804-8422 View (202) 804-8422

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

3,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

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.