Therapists in Washington, DC

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Photo of Kelly G. Ezickson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Kelly G. Ezickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
Not accepting new clients
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
There are few things more painful than feeling isolated and alone. Many people enter therapy because they are feeling alone, disconnected and their relationships are suffering. I see therapy as a place where you can feel truly heard, seen, and understood and it is in this safe place that you can begin to make more satisfying and effective life decisions. I work with people to help them understand the unconscious role they may be playing in life decisions and to develop a life of confidence and joy. I work with adults, couples, and families around issues of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and addictions.
(774) 221-6105 View (774) 221-6105
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Susannah Herrada
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're looking to get unstuck, make meaning of the past, or find a way forward, it's easier with someone walking alongside you. We can keep it super practical and forward-focused with creative problem-solving, go deep to examine the past, or do a little of both. However you'd like to approach this space, we can find strategies to leverage your strengths and find more balance.
Whether you're looking to get unstuck, make meaning of the past, or find a way forward, it's easier with someone walking alongside you. We can keep it super practical and forward-focused with creative problem-solving, go deep to examine the past, or do a little of both. However you'd like to approach this space, we can find strategies to leverage your strengths and find more balance.
(202) 804-0223 View (202) 804-0223
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Kate Lieberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Psychological evaluations are my area of expertise and passion. My goal when conducting assessments is to identify an individual’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide recommendations for treatment, work and/or school, interpersonal relationships, and daily living. In the context of assessments, I can provide diagnoses and second opinions. A diagnosis is only one aspect of the process, however, and I emphasize understanding underlying cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal processes, and how these combine and manifest in daily life.
Psychological evaluations are my area of expertise and passion. My goal when conducting assessments is to identify an individual’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide recommendations for treatment, work and/or school, interpersonal relationships, and daily living. In the context of assessments, I can provide diagnoses and second opinions. A diagnosis is only one aspect of the process, however, and I emphasize understanding underlying cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal processes, and how these combine and manifest in daily life.
(202) 751-3415 View (202) 751-3415
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Carey Schwartz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Schwartz is a psychologist with many specialties including anxiety (OCD, GAD, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety), depression, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, insomnia, and substance use disorders. He typically works with late adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds. Dr. Schwartz primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) though he frequently incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training and acceptance-based approaches into his treatment.
Dr. Schwartz is a psychologist with many specialties including anxiety (OCD, GAD, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety), depression, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, insomnia, and substance use disorders. He typically works with late adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds. Dr. Schwartz primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) though he frequently incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training and acceptance-based approaches into his treatment.
(202) 335-7301 View (202) 335-7301
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Mindy Jacobs, PhD, ABPP,PC
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I am a diplomate in counseling psychology with over 30 years experience.I work with a variety of issues. At the core, I connect with my patients empathically. I am intuitive and skilled with regard to interpreting feelings and thoughts. I readily connect the heart and thoughts, and help people get unstuck and translate internal changes into behavioral changes.I am passionate about my work. Please view my website at www.drmindyjacobs.com or my blog at grouptherapydc.wordpress.com. To make an appointment in New York, please go to www.drmindyjacobsny.com.
I am a diplomate in counseling psychology with over 30 years experience.I work with a variety of issues. At the core, I connect with my patients empathically. I am intuitive and skilled with regard to interpreting feelings and thoughts. I readily connect the heart and thoughts, and help people get unstuck and translate internal changes into behavioral changes.I am passionate about my work. Please view my website at www.drmindyjacobs.com or my blog at grouptherapydc.wordpress.com. To make an appointment in New York, please go to www.drmindyjacobsny.com.
(202) 236-6365 View (202) 236-6365
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Roshan Javadian
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I offer a space for empathy, reflection and relatedness. Focus areas in my work include relational and acute trauma, depression, racing thoughts, perfectionism and relationship difficulties. I’m particularly interested in supporting individuals who have experienced loss, separation, displacement and those who find themselves navigating their way through cultural nuances or differences.
I offer a space for empathy, reflection and relatedness. Focus areas in my work include relational and acute trauma, depression, racing thoughts, perfectionism and relationship difficulties. I’m particularly interested in supporting individuals who have experienced loss, separation, displacement and those who find themselves navigating their way through cultural nuances or differences.
(202) 931-5686 View (202) 931-5686
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Jessica Henry
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning. I am also passionate about men's health and helping men learn how to express and cope with mental health.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning. I am also passionate about men's health and helping men learn how to express and cope with mental health.
(202) 952-8963 View (202) 952-8963
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Dustin Winkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome anyone into my practice who is interested in making sustainable life changes, Here & NOW. I've been lucky to work with a diverse client population in a variety of clinical settings and specialities including private practice, children & families, adolescents, young adults, healthcare, rural and urban, inpatient and outpatient, dual diagnoses, LGBTQIA, and community mental health across three states and the District of Columbia. All of my experiences have deepened my understanding of the regional, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity where I live. Change is possible for everyone. I can help.
I welcome anyone into my practice who is interested in making sustainable life changes, Here & NOW. I've been lucky to work with a diverse client population in a variety of clinical settings and specialities including private practice, children & families, adolescents, young adults, healthcare, rural and urban, inpatient and outpatient, dual diagnoses, LGBTQIA, and community mental health across three states and the District of Columbia. All of my experiences have deepened my understanding of the regional, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity where I live. Change is possible for everyone. I can help.
(202) 935-7804 View (202) 935-7804
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Madelyn Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20018  (Online Only)
Madelyn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC with experience providing individual therapy to clients living with depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. Madelyn has experience providing therapy to clients who have faced grief and loss, have difficulties managing life stressors, and have experienced trauma. Her sessions are culturally sensitive, person-centered, and take a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided using Teletherapy services.
Madelyn is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC with experience providing individual therapy to clients living with depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. Madelyn has experience providing therapy to clients who have faced grief and loss, have difficulties managing life stressors, and have experienced trauma. Her sessions are culturally sensitive, person-centered, and take a strengths-based approach to care. Sessions are provided using Teletherapy services.
(202) 949-6913 View (202) 949-6913
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Mariana Figueira
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
Through an empathic, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic approach, I will focus on helping you understand what is getting in the way of you feeling more fulfilled in life. Perhaps you question your ability to sustain meaningful and lasting relationships. Or you worry about how others see you, spend too much energy trying to please people, and doubt your attractiveness and worthiness to them. I believe therapy can help you develop a more authentic relationship with yourself, allowing you to be more clear in your communication with others. I have ample experience and enjoy working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and career concerns.
Through an empathic, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic approach, I will focus on helping you understand what is getting in the way of you feeling more fulfilled in life. Perhaps you question your ability to sustain meaningful and lasting relationships. Or you worry about how others see you, spend too much energy trying to please people, and doubt your attractiveness and worthiness to them. I believe therapy can help you develop a more authentic relationship with yourself, allowing you to be more clear in your communication with others. I have ample experience and enjoy working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and career concerns.
(202) 796-5530 View (202) 796-5530
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Jeffrey Selman
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
My name is Dr. Jeff Selman and I am a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified school psychologist. I offer evidence-based telepsychology services to individuals across the lifespan and their families. These services include autism screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, parent behavior management training and coaching, and consultation and training for schools and community agencies. My approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and behavior therapy. My sessions tend to be active, goal-oriented, and engaging. I love the work and welcomes complex and challenging cases.
My name is Dr. Jeff Selman and I am a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified school psychologist. I offer evidence-based telepsychology services to individuals across the lifespan and their families. These services include autism screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, parent behavior management training and coaching, and consultation and training for schools and community agencies. My approach is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy and behavior therapy. My sessions tend to be active, goal-oriented, and engaging. I love the work and welcomes complex and challenging cases.
(202) 221-4370 View (202) 221-4370
Photo of Debra Cruz Counseling, LLC., Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC
Debra Cruz Counseling, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, CEAP, CEC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Debra Ann Cruz is a speaker, author, psychotherapist, and executive coach, and romantic intimacy specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have worked hard to create an innovative blend of psychotherapy, spirituality, and executive coaching to help clients reach breakthroughs and emotional healing to level up to own the success and prosperity they desire and deserve. Her specialty is helping high-functioning professionals, executives, and leaders to stop holding themselves back due to a negative internal dialogue of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt from their past.
Debra Ann Cruz is a speaker, author, psychotherapist, and executive coach, and romantic intimacy specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have worked hard to create an innovative blend of psychotherapy, spirituality, and executive coaching to help clients reach breakthroughs and emotional healing to level up to own the success and prosperity they desire and deserve. Her specialty is helping high-functioning professionals, executives, and leaders to stop holding themselves back due to a negative internal dialogue of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt from their past.
(202) 929-5570 View (202) 929-5570
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Latia Taliaferro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Latia Taliaferro is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, specifically in community and school settings. Her clinical experience includes empowering young adults, adults, and families to access inner compassion, wisdom, and trust to build hope and resiliency as they navigate expected and unexpected experiences. Latia specializes in treating mood, anxiety, trauma, and stress stemming from relational challenges, grief, difficulties at work, and other life transitions.
Latia Taliaferro is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, specifically in community and school settings. Her clinical experience includes empowering young adults, adults, and families to access inner compassion, wisdom, and trust to build hope and resiliency as they navigate expected and unexpected experiences. Latia specializes in treating mood, anxiety, trauma, and stress stemming from relational challenges, grief, difficulties at work, and other life transitions.
(844) 536-0627 View (844) 536-0627
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Daniela Vias
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I work closely and collaboratively with you to explore emotions, process difficult experiences, identify feelings, and develop the skills you need to make effective changes. We will work together to establish the best course of treatment to meet your goals and needs. I help clients identify their problematic thinking patterns, develop coping mechanisms, and understand how past experiences affect their current functioning. I value the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. I have paired my passion for helping others and experience with multicultural and diverse populations into my counseling approach.
I work closely and collaboratively with you to explore emotions, process difficult experiences, identify feelings, and develop the skills you need to make effective changes. We will work together to establish the best course of treatment to meet your goals and needs. I help clients identify their problematic thinking patterns, develop coping mechanisms, and understand how past experiences affect their current functioning. I value the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. I have paired my passion for helping others and experience with multicultural and diverse populations into my counseling approach.
(202) 949-5841 View (202) 949-5841
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Dr. Vinita Mehta
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
I believe that people can heal and change - and that therapy can be a powerful tool in that process. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities, and my approach with clients is collaborative, supportive, and results-oriented. In a safe and nonjudgmental environment, my aim is to provide you with the insights and tools that will help you create a more productive and fulfilling life. We will start with where you are, and work together to make long-lasting changes.
(202) 759-3986 View (202) 759-3986
Photo of Crystal Scurr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC
Crystal Scurr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Hawai'i, Arizona, and Washington DC with over 30 years of professional work experience.
I am licensed in Hawai'i, Arizona, and Washington DC with over 30 years of professional work experience.
(844) 735-1766 View (844) 735-1766
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Anne Grace Giebel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
https://districttherapyassociates.com/anne-giebel%2C-licsw
https://districttherapyassociates.com/anne-giebel%2C-licsw
(202) 937-1986 View (202) 937-1986
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Sandra Piedrahita
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, are seeking relief from past trauma, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a therapeutic space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing challenging life circumstances and adjustments, struggle with important relationships, self-esteem, live with mood disorders/anxiety, are seeking relief from past trauma, and individuals wanting to live a more satisfying and engaged life. My work is to participate in creating a therapeutic space and to use my skills to promote awareness and support positive change. This may require looking at both past and present-day issues. Developing a good working relationship (being a good "fit") with my clients is essential.
(202) 932-0612 View (202) 932-0612
Photo of Stephen Rosen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC
Stephen Rosen
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Would you like to make a change for the better in your life? Life presents each of us with daily challenges, perhaps in the form of circumstances beyond our control - the loss of a loved one, sudden unemployment, failing health. Or, our difficulties arise from within - anxieties, depression, anger, addictions. My approach is empathic, client centered and solution-focused. One's ability to navigate mindfully through stressful situations is key to living a more joyful life. I believe we each have the power to live happier lives through conscious choices and practical actions. For 25 years, I have worked as a therapist and coach, assisting many people find relief from non-productive anxiety and discover their authentic voice.
Would you like to make a change for the better in your life? Life presents each of us with daily challenges, perhaps in the form of circumstances beyond our control - the loss of a loved one, sudden unemployment, failing health. Or, our difficulties arise from within - anxieties, depression, anger, addictions. My approach is empathic, client centered and solution-focused. One's ability to navigate mindfully through stressful situations is key to living a more joyful life. I believe we each have the power to live happier lives through conscious choices and practical actions. For 25 years, I have worked as a therapist and coach, assisting many people find relief from non-productive anxiety and discover their authentic voice.
(202) 601-3806 View (202) 601-3806
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Dr. Claudia I Salazar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You've counted with that part of you that has always make sure you move forward despite what's going on in your personal life. But recently, you don't recognize yourself. As a high-achieving, successful, international professional, you're not strange to high levels of stress in solving complex problems. You assumed that the same skills that make you successful at work, would help you deal with the emotional impact of recent life events. It’s a humbling experience, isn’t it? No matter how many books on the subject you’ve read, webinars you’ve attended, and prior therapy processes, you haven’t seen the progress or healing you want.
You've counted with that part of you that has always make sure you move forward despite what's going on in your personal life. But recently, you don't recognize yourself. As a high-achieving, successful, international professional, you're not strange to high levels of stress in solving complex problems. You assumed that the same skills that make you successful at work, would help you deal with the emotional impact of recent life events. It’s a humbling experience, isn’t it? No matter how many books on the subject you’ve read, webinars you’ve attended, and prior therapy processes, you haven’t seen the progress or healing you want.
(202) 559-4208 View (202) 559-4208

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

2,000+

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.