Therapists in Suwanee, GA

Photo of Pierre Joseph Samaan Phd, PhD, Pastoral Counselor
Pierre Joseph Samaan Phd
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
Dr. Samaan brings over 30 years of experience into each counseling session. He has deep expertise and specializations that came from a history of credentialed education; Church Pastoral staff, Psychiatric hospital training and employment, Psychiatric Aid, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) Instructor, Police Chaplaincy, and specialized certifications in Family Therapy, Marriage Therapy, Adolescent Therapy, Crisis & Abuse Therapy, Sexual & Sex Abuse Therapy, and Substance Abuse & Addiction Therapy.
Dr. Samaan brings over 30 years of experience into each counseling session. He has deep expertise and specializations that came from a history of credentialed education; Church Pastoral staff, Psychiatric hospital training and employment, Psychiatric Aid, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) Instructor, Police Chaplaincy, and specialized certifications in Family Therapy, Marriage Therapy, Adolescent Therapy, Crisis & Abuse Therapy, Sexual & Sex Abuse Therapy, and Substance Abuse & Addiction Therapy.
(470) 486-6112 View (470) 486-6112
Photo of Nadya Clontz, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nadya Clontz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024  (Online Only)
I help ambitious over-achievers pick themselves back up after life has drop kicked them to the ground. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being driven, adaptable, and as likable as a floppy puppy, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel frustrated that they can't keep up with their own standards when they used to set the curve. They've gone from being everyone's go-to person to feeling like a burden and they wonder if they'll be able to do it on their own. The idea of even asking for help is too embarrassing to consider.
I help ambitious over-achievers pick themselves back up after life has drop kicked them to the ground. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being driven, adaptable, and as likable as a floppy puppy, life is hard. When they first come in, they feel frustrated that they can't keep up with their own standards when they used to set the curve. They've gone from being everyone's go-to person to feeling like a burden and they wonder if they'll be able to do it on their own. The idea of even asking for help is too embarrassing to consider.
(678) 506-2212 View (678) 506-2212
Photo of Natali Nelson, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Natali Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the heavy burden of relational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? It's time to lighten that load. As a compassionate therapist, I offer a safe place to explore your experiences and embark on a journey of healing. I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why I tailor my evidence-based techniques to fit your unique needs.
Are you struggling with the heavy burden of relational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? It's time to lighten that load. As a compassionate therapist, I offer a safe place to explore your experiences and embark on a journey of healing. I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why I tailor my evidence-based techniques to fit your unique needs.
(470) 683-6466 View (470) 683-6466
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Lacadia Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
Embarking on a journey toward healing is a courageous step and I'm here to walk alongside you. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for growth toward the preferred version of yourself or your family. I believe in the transformative power of therapy to facilitate self-discovery, foster resilience, and promote lasting change. Together, we will collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, working towards empowering you to navigate life's challenges with confidence.
Embarking on a journey toward healing is a courageous step and I'm here to walk alongside you. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for growth toward the preferred version of yourself or your family. I believe in the transformative power of therapy to facilitate self-discovery, foster resilience, and promote lasting change. Together, we will collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, working towards empowering you to navigate life's challenges with confidence.
(470) 236-4210 View (470) 236-4210
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Carron Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
(912) 455-3010 View (912) 455-3010
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Jade Ashley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
Can’t focus? Your palms are sweaty or you’re losing your nerve. You didn’t accomplish your 2022 goals, you didn’t lose weight and you didn’t land that dream job. Feelings of depression or anxiety are overtaking you and you just don’t know what to do. There are many ways to cope with these stressors in life and I, Ms. Ashley, am the person who can help you with your struggles. I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am currently a doctoral candidate at North Central University.
Can’t focus? Your palms are sweaty or you’re losing your nerve. You didn’t accomplish your 2022 goals, you didn’t lose weight and you didn’t land that dream job. Feelings of depression or anxiety are overtaking you and you just don’t know what to do. There are many ways to cope with these stressors in life and I, Ms. Ashley, am the person who can help you with your struggles. I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am currently a doctoral candidate at North Central University.
(470) 944-5027 View (470) 944-5027
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Suzie A McGarvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
I have provided counseling services in several different settings since 1996. I began my career as an Elementary School Counselor, I have worked as a Family Counselor in an addictions program, and as a Child and Adolescent Counselor in a community mental health center. I took some time off in order to be with my two children full-time. After my children entered school, I decided to resume my professional career and went into private practice.
I have provided counseling services in several different settings since 1996. I began my career as an Elementary School Counselor, I have worked as a Family Counselor in an addictions program, and as a Child and Adolescent Counselor in a community mental health center. I took some time off in order to be with my two children full-time. After my children entered school, I decided to resume my professional career and went into private practice.
(770) 450-6238 View (770) 450-6238
Photo of Jason Thompson, LPC, Counselor
Jason Thompson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
Welcome! Today you've taken the first step towards healing. I welcome you and look forward to helping guide you towards clarity, understanding, and healing! I'm a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Michigan and Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from Oakland University with a Master of Arts in Counseling. I completed additional coursework at Oakland University leading an advanced specialization in Couples and Family Counseling. I enjoy working with couples and those seeking to improve their personal relationships with others.
Welcome! Today you've taken the first step towards healing. I welcome you and look forward to helping guide you towards clarity, understanding, and healing! I'm a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Michigan and Georgia and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from Oakland University with a Master of Arts in Counseling. I completed additional coursework at Oakland University leading an advanced specialization in Couples and Family Counseling. I enjoy working with couples and those seeking to improve their personal relationships with others.
(470) 835-3107 View (470) 835-3107
Photo of Corey Carlisle, MDiv, PhD, LMFT, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Corey Carlisle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
I believe most men want to be good but struggle with making sense of their inner world and knowing how to wield the strength God has given them. This can leave us feeling frustrated, as well as those we're in relationship with. We know there's more to us, but we don't know how to access this more. And the weight and fear of these expectations often robs us of our ability to make an impact for good in the world. To be sure, our work and friendships, marriage, sex life, parenting, and the like all suffer when there's not peace in our inner world.
I believe most men want to be good but struggle with making sense of their inner world and knowing how to wield the strength God has given them. This can leave us feeling frustrated, as well as those we're in relationship with. We know there's more to us, but we don't know how to access this more. And the weight and fear of these expectations often robs us of our ability to make an impact for good in the world. To be sure, our work and friendships, marriage, sex life, parenting, and the like all suffer when there's not peace in our inner world.
(770) 988-7686 View (770) 988-7686
Photo of Tanya Gustafson Luna, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Tanya Gustafson Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
I enjoy working with families and individual adults dealing with conflict, codependency, depression, anxiety, some trauma, and life transitions. Each of us is faced with unique challenges, but I believe each family and individual, no matter how broken, also embodies the unique strengths that can be used to overcome these challenges. My role is to walk alongside those I work with to help identify these strengths and restore relationships that will help create lasting change.
I enjoy working with families and individual adults dealing with conflict, codependency, depression, anxiety, some trauma, and life transitions. Each of us is faced with unique challenges, but I believe each family and individual, no matter how broken, also embodies the unique strengths that can be used to overcome these challenges. My role is to walk alongside those I work with to help identify these strengths and restore relationships that will help create lasting change.
(678) 928-9996 View (678) 928-9996
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Michelle A Fritch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MDiv, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
I work with individuals and couples who want help dealing with addiction, anxiety, conflict, depression, illness, grief, life transition, or spiritual issues and those who want to improve their communication, relationships, and parenting. I believe in cultivating a safe, strong, supportive relationship with my clients so that they feel empowered to make whatever changes and choices they want in their lives.
I work with individuals and couples who want help dealing with addiction, anxiety, conflict, depression, illness, grief, life transition, or spiritual issues and those who want to improve their communication, relationships, and parenting. I believe in cultivating a safe, strong, supportive relationship with my clients so that they feel empowered to make whatever changes and choices they want in their lives.
(470) 348-5748 View (470) 348-5748
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Julio Ginel
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
I am a 13 year military veteran who grew up in the South Bronx, first generation Puerto Rican in this country, raised by a single parent. It is these experiences that formed the foundation of my core beliefs, for better or worse. I approach my practice in the same way. The world impacts us, from the womb to the tomb. It is how we traverse the challenges that defines us. I use an eclectic mix of techniques, including solution focused, experiential, trauma informed, and cognitive behavioral, to help my clients better navigate those challenges.
I am a 13 year military veteran who grew up in the South Bronx, first generation Puerto Rican in this country, raised by a single parent. It is these experiences that formed the foundation of my core beliefs, for better or worse. I approach my practice in the same way. The world impacts us, from the womb to the tomb. It is how we traverse the challenges that defines us. I use an eclectic mix of techniques, including solution focused, experiential, trauma informed, and cognitive behavioral, to help my clients better navigate those challenges.
(470) 801-1769 View (470) 801-1769
Photo of Deanne Beaton, LPC, CSAT, EMDR, DBT, PIT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Deanne Beaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, EMDR, DBT, PIT
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
I work diligently to provide a safe place for individuals and couples seeking to address issues such as relationship dysfunction, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and trauma, especially where these issues negatively impact a client's ability to maintain a sense of reverence for self or connection and intimacy with others. I discover with each client his or her strengths and ways to utilize these strengths to facilitate growth and healing. I combine a knowledge of psychotherapeutic strategies for healing with spiritual principles to weave a pathway for growth and healing for each precious soul.
I work diligently to provide a safe place for individuals and couples seeking to address issues such as relationship dysfunction, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and trauma, especially where these issues negatively impact a client's ability to maintain a sense of reverence for self or connection and intimacy with others. I discover with each client his or her strengths and ways to utilize these strengths to facilitate growth and healing. I combine a knowledge of psychotherapeutic strategies for healing with spiritual principles to weave a pathway for growth and healing for each precious soul.
(678) 971-0176 View (678) 971-0176
Photo of Jennifer Wilmoth, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jennifer Wilmoth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
When life is stressful and relationships are difficult it is nice to have a welcoming place to move forward and find new ways to thrive in life. Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina and completed her Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Level 1 & 2, and PREPARE-Enrich to help couples & families have great relationships.
When life is stressful and relationships are difficult it is nice to have a welcoming place to move forward and find new ways to thrive in life. Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina and completed her Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Level 1 & 2, and PREPARE-Enrich to help couples & families have great relationships.
(770) 609-4595 View (770) 609-4595
Photo of Elizabeth M. Cooke, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth M. Cooke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
Life isn't always easy, but getting the help you need can be... You might be facing problems in your relationship, or having trouble dealing with your children's behaviors and attitudes. You could be feeling overwhelmed by stress and change. Or struggling with confusion about directions to take and decisions to make. Whatever brings you here, entering into the counseling process will allow you first to identify and then to build on your strengths. Even if it seems that your resources are few, we will explore and experiment with different skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Life isn't always easy, but getting the help you need can be... You might be facing problems in your relationship, or having trouble dealing with your children's behaviors and attitudes. You could be feeling overwhelmed by stress and change. Or struggling with confusion about directions to take and decisions to make. Whatever brings you here, entering into the counseling process will allow you first to identify and then to build on your strengths. Even if it seems that your resources are few, we will explore and experiment with different skills in a safe and supportive environment.
(678) 535-3190 View (678) 535-3190
Photo of Sharon Williamson, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sharon Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Georgia. I have over 15-years of experience working in the field of counseling. My treatment modality lies firmly rooted in CBT, client centered, and solution focused. I believe all individuals have the strength and tools to overcome any challenge in their life. As a psychotherapist, I take pride in guiding individuals to help achieve this outcome.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Georgia. I have over 15-years of experience working in the field of counseling. My treatment modality lies firmly rooted in CBT, client centered, and solution focused. I believe all individuals have the strength and tools to overcome any challenge in their life. As a psychotherapist, I take pride in guiding individuals to help achieve this outcome.
(470) 730-5612 View (470) 730-5612
Photo of Shana N Campbell, MA, MFT, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shana N Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024  (Online Only)
If you are dealing with various life circumstances, it can throw you off track, feel blindsided, lost, or uncertain about your future. At times, you carry on with your life without missing a beat, other times you can recover quickly, or oftentimes it may take you a bit longer than anticipated to get back up. Life can seem to knock you down, however, you have the CHOICE to stay down or rise back up stronger.
If you are dealing with various life circumstances, it can throw you off track, feel blindsided, lost, or uncertain about your future. At times, you carry on with your life without missing a beat, other times you can recover quickly, or oftentimes it may take you a bit longer than anticipated to get back up. Life can seem to knock you down, however, you have the CHOICE to stay down or rise back up stronger.
(770) 637-0019 View (770) 637-0019
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Carrie Thompson
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is my hope to be part of your journey toward deeper peace of mind, true health and confidence in managing life challenges. Whether child, teen or adult I hope to meet you where you are to determine what has worked in the past, how your current approach to daily life is working and what approach matches your needs for working toward your best. The goal is also to help determine the generational pieces, attachment styles, personality profiles and cultural background that are vital to you as a person aiming to find your purpose and peace.
It is my hope to be part of your journey toward deeper peace of mind, true health and confidence in managing life challenges. Whether child, teen or adult I hope to meet you where you are to determine what has worked in the past, how your current approach to daily life is working and what approach matches your needs for working toward your best. The goal is also to help determine the generational pieces, attachment styles, personality profiles and cultural background that are vital to you as a person aiming to find your purpose and peace.
(678) 928-8984 View (678) 928-8984
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Melissa A Stanley
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Suwanee, GA 30024
Are you struggling with a past or present situation? Are you feeling sad and hopeless? Are you having trouble controlling your anxiety? Do you need help identifying what drives your thoughts and behaviors? Whatever your needs may be, you and I can work together to change how you respond. We will explore triggers and identify what drives your thoughts and feelings. I prefer a holistic approach with a treatment model explicitly designed for you.
Are you struggling with a past or present situation? Are you feeling sad and hopeless? Are you having trouble controlling your anxiety? Do you need help identifying what drives your thoughts and behaviors? Whatever your needs may be, you and I can work together to change how you respond. We will explore triggers and identify what drives your thoughts and feelings. I prefer a holistic approach with a treatment model explicitly designed for you.
(470) 517-3562 View (470) 517-3562
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Jessica Karell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
I help nerdy cool awkward teens and young adults navigate through a world that doesn't seem to fit. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being smart, funny, and knowing the ins and outs of their favorite games, life is hard. When they first come in, they tell me that they don't need therapy. They explain that other people don't get them, blame them, and expect them to be something they're not. They can't figure out where life went from sometimes fun/sometimes boring to unmanageable and overwhelming. They talk about their family not caring and not really having friends. They struggle to communicate with pretty much everyone.
I help nerdy cool awkward teens and young adults navigate through a world that doesn't seem to fit. My clients struggle like you do. Despite being smart, funny, and knowing the ins and outs of their favorite games, life is hard. When they first come in, they tell me that they don't need therapy. They explain that other people don't get them, blame them, and expect them to be something they're not. They can't figure out where life went from sometimes fun/sometimes boring to unmanageable and overwhelming. They talk about their family not caring and not really having friends. They struggle to communicate with pretty much everyone.
(470) 260-7101 View (470) 260-7101
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Suwanee, GA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Suwanee, GA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Suwanee, GA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Suwanee?

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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.