Therapists in Elsmere, DE

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Leland G. Orlov, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Elsmere, DE 19805
I offer a unique blend of longevity as a therapist as well as an integration of the latest trends in treatment. My own life experiences have included several challenging medical and family issues. Learning to deal with these effectively has expanded my awareness on many levels and has made me a more compassionate and creative therapist. I am very comfortable working with children, adolescents, families and stepfamilies, single adults, married couples and committed partners, and seniors.
I offer a unique blend of longevity as a therapist as well as an integration of the latest trends in treatment. My own life experiences have included several challenging medical and family issues. Learning to deal with these effectively has expanded my awareness on many levels and has made me a more compassionate and creative therapist. I am very comfortable working with children, adolescents, families and stepfamilies, single adults, married couples and committed partners, and seniors.
(302) 319-2493 View (302) 319-2493
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Ron Wolskee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Elsmere, DE 19805  (Online Only)
Mariann Wolskee LCSW 302-290-2774 We have been in private practice for many years. We have experience working with employee assistance programs and complex work related issues. We value and respect the unique qualities of each client by providing excellent care specially designed for the individual's needs. Our practice provides customized individual service to a select group of people with direct access to the therapist / business owner. You will not have to deal with the complexities of gate keepers, receptionists, and support staff. We work with local psychiatrists who accept referrals from my practice.
Mariann Wolskee LCSW 302-290-2774 We have been in private practice for many years. We have experience working with employee assistance programs and complex work related issues. We value and respect the unique qualities of each client by providing excellent care specially designed for the individual's needs. Our practice provides customized individual service to a select group of people with direct access to the therapist / business owner. You will not have to deal with the complexities of gate keepers, receptionists, and support staff. We work with local psychiatrists who accept referrals from my practice.
(302) 894-1477 View (302) 894-1477
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Frann S Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Elsmere, DE 19805  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice. I am an LCSW, CADC in practice for over 35 years. My orientation to treatment is client centered meaning you, the client will guide and make decisions about your therapy experience. Success in treatment is determined by you and how supported you feel by me as your advocate and companion on the journey to recovery. Because my approach is person centered, I will help you work through whatever barriers to success may be your challenge. We work as a team. This is my commitment to everyone who may choose treatment in my practice. I am currently providing telemedicine during COVID and taking new clients.
Welcome to my practice. I am an LCSW, CADC in practice for over 35 years. My orientation to treatment is client centered meaning you, the client will guide and make decisions about your therapy experience. Success in treatment is determined by you and how supported you feel by me as your advocate and companion on the journey to recovery. Because my approach is person centered, I will help you work through whatever barriers to success may be your challenge. We work as a team. This is my commitment to everyone who may choose treatment in my practice. I am currently providing telemedicine during COVID and taking new clients.
(302) 865-7205 View (302) 865-7205
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Harris Finkelstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Elsmere, DE 19805
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
Issues with learning, behaving or feeling often have their roots in different ways of experiencing and processing the world. In over 30 years of working with children, teens and young adults, I have developed a variety of techniques to understand problems and identify solutions. A significant part of my practice involves testing for learning differences and attention issues. I work with children and teens to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to find strategies that will help them to achieve their goals. As a consultant to selected private schools, I also provide guidance to teachers and parents.
(302) 525-0313 View (302) 525-0313

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Brian Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, APC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19802
Welcome to my Psychology Today profile! My goal, as a therapist, is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your emotions, behaviors, and experiences in life. My passion in my therapy work centers around helping people navigate the challenges of living with Adult ADHD, Anxiety, CPTSD, Trauma, Codependency, and Communication/trust issues in relationships. I also have had success in treating erectile dysfunction concerns. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, but I also recognize the importance of tailoring treatment to each individual's specific needs and values.
Welcome to my Psychology Today profile! My goal, as a therapist, is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your emotions, behaviors, and experiences in life. My passion in my therapy work centers around helping people navigate the challenges of living with Adult ADHD, Anxiety, CPTSD, Trauma, Codependency, and Communication/trust issues in relationships. I also have had success in treating erectile dysfunction concerns. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, but I also recognize the importance of tailoring treatment to each individual's specific needs and values.
(484) 218-2987 View (484) 218-2987
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Fruitful Conversations
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19805
Our lives are lived in relationships and I want to help clients build or rebuild healthy, resilient connections--at home, at work, and wherever you engage people you care about. Relationship issues include parenting education, blended families, sexuality, and spirituality. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Cigna and Aetna clients can learn more here https://headway.co/providers/melissa-lemons?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=60301
Our lives are lived in relationships and I want to help clients build or rebuild healthy, resilient connections--at home, at work, and wherever you engage people you care about. Relationship issues include parenting education, blended families, sexuality, and spirituality. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Cigna and Aetna clients can learn more here https://headway.co/providers/melissa-lemons?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=60301
(302) 246-7462 View (302) 246-7462
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Delaware Center for Mindfulness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICADC, CMT-P, CTMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19802
Sometimes, one of the most difficult things for you to do is to find purpose and value in your life when there are so many demands that may pull you in the other direction. In today's world, there is so much involved in keeping everything balanced in a way that meets your needs as well as keeping focused on the things that you value most. Living a valued life is important, but often times it is easy to get side-tracked. Like that saying from John Lennon, "Life happens while you're busy making other plans," we can lose clarity in what means the most to us and we can often end up feeling lost and unsure of how to get back on track.
Sometimes, one of the most difficult things for you to do is to find purpose and value in your life when there are so many demands that may pull you in the other direction. In today's world, there is so much involved in keeping everything balanced in a way that meets your needs as well as keeping focused on the things that you value most. Living a valued life is important, but often times it is easy to get side-tracked. Like that saying from John Lennon, "Life happens while you're busy making other plans," we can lose clarity in what means the most to us and we can often end up feeling lost and unsure of how to get back on track.
(302) 246-8683 View (302) 246-8683
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Michele Tassoni Shane
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Human connection is important to me, and I believe that strengthening our support system often begins with our families, those we are born with and those we choose. ​ I work with adolescents as well as adults, and through a person-centered approach, I strive to help empower clients to tap into their full potential. My clinical experience is with young people who have experienced trauma, and those with developmental challenges. Through my work as a grief counselor for children, I have a strong background in play therapy techniques. I also offer couples counseling, where I use the Gottman method to strengthen the relationship.
Human connection is important to me, and I believe that strengthening our support system often begins with our families, those we are born with and those we choose. ​ I work with adolescents as well as adults, and through a person-centered approach, I strive to help empower clients to tap into their full potential. My clinical experience is with young people who have experienced trauma, and those with developmental challenges. Through my work as a grief counselor for children, I have a strong background in play therapy techniques. I also offer couples counseling, where I use the Gottman method to strengthen the relationship.
(302) 232-6661 View (302) 232-6661
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Mind Body & Sol Counseling and Consultation
MA
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Individuals come to counseling for help with multiple areas of concerns ranging from dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety and suicidal ideation. This means that counselors as myself have to be readily available to help clients overcome the challenges they are facing due to these kinds of issues. My mantra is simple, provide real help by being transparent, open, honest and a great listener! I am a strong believer in Christ Jesus, and I offer Christian counseling to those in need of this type of counseling services.
Individuals come to counseling for help with multiple areas of concerns ranging from dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety and suicidal ideation. This means that counselors as myself have to be readily available to help clients overcome the challenges they are facing due to these kinds of issues. My mantra is simple, provide real help by being transparent, open, honest and a great listener! I am a strong believer in Christ Jesus, and I offer Christian counseling to those in need of this type of counseling services.
(302) 206-7170 View (302) 206-7170
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Joanne Elizabeth Griebel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19802
Joanne Griebel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who received her Bachelor of Science in Family & Community Services from UD (2007) & her Master's degrees in Social Work & Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University (2011). Joanne has worked with populations in school, community, social service, private practice settings. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, couples, & families. Her areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, conflict, human sexuality, self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, adjustment, & more. Joanne is passionate about helping people achieve their goals & overcome challenges.
Joanne Griebel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who received her Bachelor of Science in Family & Community Services from UD (2007) & her Master's degrees in Social Work & Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University (2011). Joanne has worked with populations in school, community, social service, private practice settings. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, couples, & families. Her areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, conflict, human sexuality, self-esteem, anger management, ADHD, adjustment, & more. Joanne is passionate about helping people achieve their goals & overcome challenges.
(302) 202-0390 View (302) 202-0390
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Michelle C Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19805
I have over 12 years working with woman, children, and adolescents in various settings to address experiences with depression, abandonment, attachment issues, or just struggles with coping with their daily stressors.
I have over 12 years working with woman, children, and adolescents in various settings to address experiences with depression, abandonment, attachment issues, or just struggles with coping with their daily stressors.
(302) 231-2894 View (302) 231-2894
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Kacia Terry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Have you recently felt disconnected from yourself, overwhelmed by everyday life, or struggled with the complexities of recent changes? Embarking on the journey of seeking therapy may present challenges as you navigate a spectrum of emotions, thoughts, and experiences that require careful exploration and resolution. Despite the overwhelming nature of these challenges, I want to assure you that I am here to help.
Have you recently felt disconnected from yourself, overwhelmed by everyday life, or struggled with the complexities of recent changes? Embarking on the journey of seeking therapy may present challenges as you navigate a spectrum of emotions, thoughts, and experiences that require careful exploration and resolution. Despite the overwhelming nature of these challenges, I want to assure you that I am here to help.
(302) 208-7204 View (302) 208-7204
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Monet Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Monet Clark. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH). I also have a M.Ed. in counseling. Having worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, I have often wondered why some individuals struggle while others appear to function well.
Hi! My name is Monet Clark. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH). I also have a M.Ed. in counseling. Having worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, I have often wondered why some individuals struggle while others appear to function well.
(302) 515-7233 View (302) 515-7233
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Talk With Twila Ministries, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMH, NCC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19802
Relationships are the most important aspect of our lives and intricately connected to our personal happiness. We can work to streamline your relationships so that you achieve the greatest satisfaction. I have experience with trauma and most diagnosis' Please feel free to give me a call and schedule an appointment. Most issues are formed in our home of origin. There are many paths to achieve a desired result. Therapy finds the path to the result you are looking for, problem solving, and many other faucets based on what you, the client wish to accomplish. I am a licensed minister and do pastoral counseling also.
Relationships are the most important aspect of our lives and intricately connected to our personal happiness. We can work to streamline your relationships so that you achieve the greatest satisfaction. I have experience with trauma and most diagnosis' Please feel free to give me a call and schedule an appointment. Most issues are formed in our home of origin. There are many paths to achieve a desired result. Therapy finds the path to the result you are looking for, problem solving, and many other faucets based on what you, the client wish to accomplish. I am a licensed minister and do pastoral counseling also.
(302) 407-0132 View (302) 407-0132
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Guiding Transformations
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19805  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy can be challenging for various reasons, and it's normal to have concerns that may make the process seem overwhelming. However, seeking help for your mental well-being is a sign of inner strength and resilience, which makes it all the more worthwhile. Whether your goal is to address concerns like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or trauma, we are dedicated to assisting you in your pursuit of healing. Our approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered, which means we prioritize your well-being and provide a safe space for self-discovery. We'll be there every step of the way, offering empathy and support.
Engaging in therapy can be challenging for various reasons, and it's normal to have concerns that may make the process seem overwhelming. However, seeking help for your mental well-being is a sign of inner strength and resilience, which makes it all the more worthwhile. Whether your goal is to address concerns like anxiety, depression, life transitions, or trauma, we are dedicated to assisting you in your pursuit of healing. Our approach to therapy is holistic and person-centered, which means we prioritize your well-being and provide a safe space for self-discovery. We'll be there every step of the way, offering empathy and support.
(908) 808-4442 View (908) 808-4442
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Julia DeLuca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
I am here to help you create meaningful change, so that you can better navigate the challenges you're facing. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, a difficult life transition, or something else, I believe you are inherently resilient and inclined to heal.
I am here to help you create meaningful change, so that you can better navigate the challenges you're facing. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, a difficult life transition, or something else, I believe you are inherently resilient and inclined to heal.
(302) 407-0946 View (302) 407-0946
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Shondell White
Licensed Masters Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families discover progress and hope throughout the counseling process. I assist clients who are struggling with gambling, substance and alcohol additions, mental health, emotional and spiritual issues. I provide therapy where individuals feel comfortable sharing their deepest concerns. We will work together to gain insight into your anxieties, depression, relationships and substance abuse concerns.
I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families discover progress and hope throughout the counseling process. I assist clients who are struggling with gambling, substance and alcohol additions, mental health, emotional and spiritual issues. I provide therapy where individuals feel comfortable sharing their deepest concerns. We will work together to gain insight into your anxieties, depression, relationships and substance abuse concerns.
(302) 246-8775 View (302) 246-8775
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Andi L Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Are you looking for a warm and open space to process anxiety, trauma, or other life events? I enjoy working with individuals who are living with ADHD, have experienced trauma, or have a unique family formation. I tailor our work to your unique situation. I bring warmth, energy, and openness to each session. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and bring a trauma-informed approach to therapy. I also have experience working with all members of the adoption triad & have completed additional training in adoption-informed therapeutic practice as well as additional training in CBT for ADHD through the Beck Institute.
Are you looking for a warm and open space to process anxiety, trauma, or other life events? I enjoy working with individuals who are living with ADHD, have experienced trauma, or have a unique family formation. I tailor our work to your unique situation. I bring warmth, energy, and openness to each session. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and bring a trauma-informed approach to therapy. I also have experience working with all members of the adoption triad & have completed additional training in adoption-informed therapeutic practice as well as additional training in CBT for ADHD through the Beck Institute.
(267) 662-2669 View (267) 662-2669
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Ajunwa 'ajuu' Nwogu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19802  (Online Only)
Are you almost ready to give up the possibility that life could be better, that life does not have to be full of internal struggle? Do you want your self-talk to be one that lifts you up and focuses on savoring the positives in your life rather than tearing you down, focusing on the disappointments in your life? Would you want sadness, worries, or anger to not have undue influence on you and not control your life. If yes, it is time to make a choice and reach out to someone who can guide and support you to a better experience of life and a more preferred self.
Are you almost ready to give up the possibility that life could be better, that life does not have to be full of internal struggle? Do you want your self-talk to be one that lifts you up and focuses on savoring the positives in your life rather than tearing you down, focusing on the disappointments in your life? Would you want sadness, worries, or anger to not have undue influence on you and not control your life. If yes, it is time to make a choice and reach out to someone who can guide and support you to a better experience of life and a more preferred self.
(240) 685-9419 View (240) 685-9419
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Kristle J. Small
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, , LPC, LMH-C
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19804
Feeling depressed or worried? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a therapist can help! Kristle J. Small Counseling Group is a virtual mental health and counseling practice in service Delaware. Our mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As therapists we can help you to get the results you want for your life. We are committed to helping you identify the obstacles in your life and achieve your goals. If you are interested in beginning therapy, please visit us at www.kristlejsmall.com. We look forward to helping you!
Feeling depressed or worried? Is your relationship in trouble? Visiting a therapist can help! Kristle J. Small Counseling Group is a virtual mental health and counseling practice in service Delaware. Our mission is helping clients feel like they are talking to an objective friend. Are you ready to transform your life and get on the right track? As therapists we can help you to get the results you want for your life. We are committed to helping you identify the obstacles in your life and achieve your goals. If you are interested in beginning therapy, please visit us at www.kristlejsmall.com. We look forward to helping you!
(302) 300-4891 View (302) 300-4891

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Number of Therapists in Elsmere, DE

< 10

Therapists in Elsmere, DE who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Other
50% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD
50% Geriatric and Seniors

Average years in practice

31 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Elsmere, DE see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Male
25% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Elsmere?

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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.