Therapists in Benton County, IA

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Photo of Bryan Dickson, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Bryan Dickson
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
(319) 474-5574 View (319) 474-5574
Photo of Therapeutic Innovations, PLLC, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Therapeutic Innovations, PLLC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vinton, IA 52349
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(319) 251-2089 View (319) 251-2089
Photo of Shoshannah Guerrero, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benton County, IA
Shoshannah Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349  (Online Only)
South Dakota and Iowa telehealth. I understand the unique challenges faced by professionals in the helping field. To support the helpers, services are designed to support therapists and clinicians in achieving their professional goals while prioritizing their emotional well-being. Tailored Therapeutic Support: I offer personalized therapeutic interventions tailored to the specific needs of therapists and clinicians. Whether you're dealing with burnout, compassion fatigue, or work-related stress, I will work with you to develop effective strategies for coping and self-care. I will support your mental health and well-being.
South Dakota and Iowa telehealth. I understand the unique challenges faced by professionals in the helping field. To support the helpers, services are designed to support therapists and clinicians in achieving their professional goals while prioritizing their emotional well-being. Tailored Therapeutic Support: I offer personalized therapeutic interventions tailored to the specific needs of therapists and clinicians. Whether you're dealing with burnout, compassion fatigue, or work-related stress, I will work with you to develop effective strategies for coping and self-care. I will support your mental health and well-being.
(319) 220-3646 x100 View (319) 220-3646 x100
Photo of Gail Wood, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Gail Wood
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
Waitlist for new clients
Each of us can point to some aspect of our lives that we'd like to change. As your therapist, my intention is to help you identify changes you'd like to make; collaborate with you in setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself; teach you to incorporate coping skills to ease through transitions; desensitize unprocessed trauma; and fully support you while we walk this journey together. Your comfort is my priority, and I offer compassion and understanding without judgment.
Each of us can point to some aspect of our lives that we'd like to change. As your therapist, my intention is to help you identify changes you'd like to make; collaborate with you in setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself; teach you to incorporate coping skills to ease through transitions; desensitize unprocessed trauma; and fully support you while we walk this journey together. Your comfort is my priority, and I offer compassion and understanding without judgment.
(319) 281-0499 View (319) 281-0499
Photo of Sarah Gallagher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, IA
Sarah Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atkins, IA 52206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
(319) 984-4149 View (319) 984-4149
Photo of Nicholas S Fisher, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benton County, IA
Nicholas S Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
I have worked as a therapist in the Benton County area since 1989. Counseling and therapy services are available for anyone experiencing personal problems, relationship difficulties or family concerns. Common reasons for seeking help include: feelings of depression or anxiety; difficulties with anger, hostility or violence; problems with alcohol or drug use; concern about a child's behavior; concern over relationship or communication issues; coming to terms with a difficult past; adjusting to stressful situations. Services are available for couples, families and individuals depending on what the circumstances indicate.
I have worked as a therapist in the Benton County area since 1989. Counseling and therapy services are available for anyone experiencing personal problems, relationship difficulties or family concerns. Common reasons for seeking help include: feelings of depression or anxiety; difficulties with anger, hostility or violence; problems with alcohol or drug use; concern about a child's behavior; concern over relationship or communication issues; coming to terms with a difficult past; adjusting to stressful situations. Services are available for couples, families and individuals depending on what the circumstances indicate.
(319) 423-3539 View (319) 423-3539
Photo of Bailey Clasen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, IA
Bailey Clasen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
Not accepting new clients
Change can be scary. It can also be beautiful, and, we know that change is inevitable. If you've found yourself considering some potential changes for your life, or are in the midst of navigating an unexpected change, I'd be happy to support you. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive space to process thoughts and feelings, to help us gain insight about ourselves, or to create meaning out of difficult experiences. Whatever the circumstance may be - you don't have to figure it out on your own.
Change can be scary. It can also be beautiful, and, we know that change is inevitable. If you've found yourself considering some potential changes for your life, or are in the midst of navigating an unexpected change, I'd be happy to support you. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive space to process thoughts and feelings, to help us gain insight about ourselves, or to create meaning out of difficult experiences. Whatever the circumstance may be - you don't have to figure it out on your own.
(319) 946-4023 View (319) 946-4023
Photo of Still Waters Recovery & Wellness, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Benton County, IA
Still Waters Recovery & Wellness
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MS, CADC
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
Still Waters has an individualized substance abuse program focusing on individual's strengths, needs, experiences & goals. This gives clients a deeper, more meaningful experience versus one-size-fits-all rehab programs that funnel clients into their most profitable addiction programs (e.g., Intensive Outpatient Treatment). Still Waters is the only licensed program that has a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to addiction, in Eastern Iowa, founded on faith-based, Christian principles, while respecting everyone regardless of their beliefs or faith.
Still Waters has an individualized substance abuse program focusing on individual's strengths, needs, experiences & goals. This gives clients a deeper, more meaningful experience versus one-size-fits-all rehab programs that funnel clients into their most profitable addiction programs (e.g., Intensive Outpatient Treatment). Still Waters is the only licensed program that has a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to addiction, in Eastern Iowa, founded on faith-based, Christian principles, while respecting everyone regardless of their beliefs or faith.
(319) 774-2507 View (319) 774-2507
Photo of Naomi Rumbley Zepeda, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, IA
Naomi Rumbley Zepeda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
Parenting a teen can be difficult; I’m here to help break down feelings and thoughts so that each party feels heard and understood. I enjoy working with families pre and post adoption, as well as teens struggling with communication issues, disordered eating, body image issues, anxiety, or depression.
Parenting a teen can be difficult; I’m here to help break down feelings and thoughts so that each party feels heard and understood. I enjoy working with families pre and post adoption, as well as teens struggling with communication issues, disordered eating, body image issues, anxiety, or depression.
(319) 727-8710 View (319) 727-8710
Photo of Macy DeMeulenaere, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benton County, IA
Macy DeMeulenaere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atkins, IA 52206
Hi there and congratulations on taking the possibly daunting step towards finding a therapist. I don't know you, but I know that takes courage. My style as a therapist can be described as collaborative, curious, responsive, intentional, and above all else, human. Although we are all experiencing this wild ride called life, I know that no two stories/individuals are the same. I'm genuinely curious about my clients and what makes them who they are, which leads way to individualized care and true understanding.
Hi there and congratulations on taking the possibly daunting step towards finding a therapist. I don't know you, but I know that takes courage. My style as a therapist can be described as collaborative, curious, responsive, intentional, and above all else, human. Although we are all experiencing this wild ride called life, I know that no two stories/individuals are the same. I'm genuinely curious about my clients and what makes them who they are, which leads way to individualized care and true understanding.
(319) 559-3021 View (319) 559-3021
Photo of Stephanie Grobstich, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benton County, IA
Stephanie Grobstich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, children 3+, teens, couples and families. I primarily specialize in play therapy and am currently receiving training to help kiddos process through their struggles utilizing play. I also work closely with families to help find solutions by looking at the larger system. I choose to look at your strengths to help encourage you to push forward on your journey with therapy. My goal is to connect with you and to honor your experiences while working with you to achieve your goals.
I work with individuals, children 3+, teens, couples and families. I primarily specialize in play therapy and am currently receiving training to help kiddos process through their struggles utilizing play. I also work closely with families to help find solutions by looking at the larger system. I choose to look at your strengths to help encourage you to push forward on your journey with therapy. My goal is to connect with you and to honor your experiences while working with you to achieve your goals.
(319) 271-6435 View (319) 271-6435

Online Therapists

Photo of Susan Letsch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, IA
Susan Letsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50014
Susan is committed to developing therapeutic relationships and assisting others. She believes in using a collaborative approach to help others reach their goals through individual and couples therapy. Focuses include general mental health, depression, anxiety, individual therapy, couples therapy, communication, personality disorders, trauma, and LGBTQIA+.
Susan is committed to developing therapeutic relationships and assisting others. She believes in using a collaborative approach to help others reach their goals through individual and couples therapy. Focuses include general mental health, depression, anxiety, individual therapy, couples therapy, communication, personality disorders, trauma, and LGBTQIA+.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236
Photo of Brooke A. Radech, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Brooke A. Radech
Counselor, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Long Grove, IA 52756
Are you or someone you love struggling? You are not alone and things will improve with the right connection to your therapist. For over a decade my passion has been counseling teens, adults, families and couples in handling stressful life transitions and mental health challenges. My strengths-based narrative approach utilizes compassion, humor and counseling techniques to help all ages with: anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, school & career performance, relationship issues, self harm, suicide ideation, eating disorders and self-esteem challenges. Let's connect to begin your healing journey.
Are you or someone you love struggling? You are not alone and things will improve with the right connection to your therapist. For over a decade my passion has been counseling teens, adults, families and couples in handling stressful life transitions and mental health challenges. My strengths-based narrative approach utilizes compassion, humor and counseling techniques to help all ages with: anger, ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, school & career performance, relationship issues, self harm, suicide ideation, eating disorders and self-esteem challenges. Let's connect to begin your healing journey.
(563) 204-6197 View (563) 204-6197
Photo of Marie Villhauer, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Marie Villhauer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ankeny, IA 50023
Accepting clients for 9am-3pm appointments. My clients, friends, and family would describe me as their personal cheerleader. My goal as your therapist is to help you explore the parts of you that feel burdened by wounds from relationships in your adult and young years. I want to encourage you every step of the way. I utilize Internal Family Systems, EMDR, IFIO couples/relationship therapies to help you reach your goals. I completed level two training in April 2024.
Accepting clients for 9am-3pm appointments. My clients, friends, and family would describe me as their personal cheerleader. My goal as your therapist is to help you explore the parts of you that feel burdened by wounds from relationships in your adult and young years. I want to encourage you every step of the way. I utilize Internal Family Systems, EMDR, IFIO couples/relationship therapies to help you reach your goals. I completed level two training in April 2024.
(515) 375-2514 View (515) 375-2514
Photo of Dr. Beth Augspurger, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Dr. Beth Augspurger
Counselor, PhD, tLMHC, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50265  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, unbalanced, or challenged by situations and relationships in your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or feeling overwhelmed? My passion is to help others improve their lives. My approach is holistic with the use of evidence-based techniques to help clients heal, focus on the present, and plan for their future. I am flexible and able to quickly adjust based on the diverse needs of clients. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families. I also find joy working with children and adolescents.
Are you feeling stuck, unbalanced, or challenged by situations and relationships in your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or feeling overwhelmed? My passion is to help others improve their lives. My approach is holistic with the use of evidence-based techniques to help clients heal, focus on the present, and plan for their future. I am flexible and able to quickly adjust based on the diverse needs of clients. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families. I also find joy working with children and adolescents.
(515) 884-5966 View (515) 884-5966
Photo of Ann Herrera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benton County, IA
Ann Herrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann is a dedicated Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges. Ann has experience in various settings, including pre-K-12 school environment, psychiatric hospitalization, and therapeutic day treatment programs. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with individuals and families facing chronic mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, & behavioral/emotional disorders in children/adolescents. Ann has a special interest in disordered eating, body image struggles related to athletics, transitional life circumstances & self-esteem issues. Ages 3-5 & 10+
Ann is a dedicated Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges. Ann has experience in various settings, including pre-K-12 school environment, psychiatric hospitalization, and therapeutic day treatment programs. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with individuals and families facing chronic mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, & behavioral/emotional disorders in children/adolescents. Ann has a special interest in disordered eating, body image struggles related to athletics, transitional life circumstances & self-esteem issues. Ages 3-5 & 10+
(515) 325-5722 View (515) 325-5722
Photo of Meredith Francom, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Meredith Francom
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50010
Waitlist for new clients
I truly believe that forming a genuine connection is where the magic happens in counseling. My whole approach revolves around building a strong bond that paves the way for healing. I make it a point to create a safe and supportive space where you can be your true self and feel totally accepted. We'll team up to help you understand who you are, dig into how the past shapes your present, look at how different systems affect your well-being, and learn strategies and skills for moving forward.
I truly believe that forming a genuine connection is where the magic happens in counseling. My whole approach revolves around building a strong bond that paves the way for healing. I make it a point to create a safe and supportive space where you can be your true self and feel totally accepted. We'll team up to help you understand who you are, dig into how the past shapes your present, look at how different systems affect your well-being, and learn strategies and skills for moving forward.
(515) 852-5800 View (515) 852-5800
Photo of Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Laurin, Psychologist in Benton County, IA
Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Laurin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with adults and older adults who are experiencing emotional distress and/or who are concerned about age-related cognitive changes. I believe early assessment of memory or other suspected changes reduces anxiety, provides information that can improve brain health, and helps clients and their loved ones prepare for the future. Cognitive evaluations include interview, testing, review of results, and a report to you and/or your healthcare provider.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with adults and older adults who are experiencing emotional distress and/or who are concerned about age-related cognitive changes. I believe early assessment of memory or other suspected changes reduces anxiety, provides information that can improve brain health, and helps clients and their loved ones prepare for the future. Cognitive evaluations include interview, testing, review of results, and a report to you and/or your healthcare provider.
(515) 310-4466 View (515) 310-4466
Photo of Canzadie A. Ozbourne Nigro, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Canzadie A. Ozbourne Nigro
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Life doesn't revolve around 9-5! I cater to shift workers and busy lifestyles by offering Evening, Late Night and NEW Night Owl time slots. I am currently accepting new clients and accept most major insurances in the state of IA.
Life doesn't revolve around 9-5! I cater to shift workers and busy lifestyles by offering Evening, Late Night and NEW Night Owl time slots. I am currently accepting new clients and accept most major insurances in the state of IA.
(319) 883-1144 View (319) 883-1144
Photo of Karin Mills, Counselor in Benton County, IA
Karin Mills
Counselor, tLMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Newton, IA 50208
I currently have immediate openings! Sometimes it's hard to find our way through life. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore new pathways and new ways of thinking and being. My focus is on peripartum mental health, infant loss, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to guide my clients toward personal growth and lasting change. I welcome all people, genders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I currently have immediate openings! Sometimes it's hard to find our way through life. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore new pathways and new ways of thinking and being. My focus is on peripartum mental health, infant loss, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to guide my clients toward personal growth and lasting change. I welcome all people, genders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(641) 931-4400 View (641) 931-4400

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Number of Therapists in Benton County, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$171

Therapists in Benton County, IA who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
82% Depression
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
73% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% HealthPartners of MN and WI
78% Wellmark BCBS

How Therapists in Benton County, IA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Benton County?

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.

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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.