Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Karla Scherf, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karla Scherf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
(773) 832-5868 View (773) 832-5868
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Alexis Kreashko
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I work with adults of all ages who may be facing various struggles including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues and substance use/abuse. As obstacles are constantly presented to us in life, my goal for clients is to have the confidence in themselves and their ability to live the life they want and deserve. I am here to act as a guide and support system with my clients while they discover the abilities they have within them. We often can be our toughest critics and I strive to provide people a space where they can build kindness and grace within themselves in order to improve their lives.
I work with adults of all ages who may be facing various struggles including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues and substance use/abuse. As obstacles are constantly presented to us in life, my goal for clients is to have the confidence in themselves and their ability to live the life they want and deserve. I am here to act as a guide and support system with my clients while they discover the abilities they have within them. We often can be our toughest critics and I strive to provide people a space where they can build kindness and grace within themselves in order to improve their lives.
(773) 207-2113 View (773) 207-2113
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Megan Bolotin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults and adolescents to improve their well-being through client-directed and evidence-based therapeutic treatments. I use an empathetic, direct, and collaborative approach to create a fertile ground for emotional growth and transformation. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, chronic illness, women’s health, and relationships.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults and adolescents to improve their well-being through client-directed and evidence-based therapeutic treatments. I use an empathetic, direct, and collaborative approach to create a fertile ground for emotional growth and transformation. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, chronic illness, women’s health, and relationships.
(773) 232-3093 View (773) 232-3093
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Samekquel McGill
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations on your decision to take the first steps to becoming a better you. I look forward to journeying with you as we explore, unpack and begin to elicit change. My name is Samekquel McGill with over five years of experience working with children, families, teens and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions.
Welcome and congratulations on your decision to take the first steps to becoming a better you. I look forward to journeying with you as we explore, unpack and begin to elicit change. My name is Samekquel McGill with over five years of experience working with children, families, teens and adults experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and life transitions.
(773) 694-4351 View (773) 694-4351
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Carolyn Raitt
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
To schedule a session, please book a call with our Client Care Coordinator here: www.calendly.com/adminccbh I am a queer-identified psychotherapist and have experience helping individuals with a wide variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. In addition, I specialize in working with eating and/or body image issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and adolescent & young adult life transitions & identity development.
To schedule a session, please book a call with our Client Care Coordinator here: www.calendly.com/adminccbh I am a queer-identified psychotherapist and have experience helping individuals with a wide variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. In addition, I specialize in working with eating and/or body image issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and adolescent & young adult life transitions & identity development.
(312) 262-3704 View (312) 262-3704
Photo of Mary Hoefler, MS, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mary Hoefler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Feeling stuck? Hit a wall? In a "what if" rabbit hole that is always catastrophic? Is it hard to tell your truth? As a pragmatic integrationist, there is no One Size Fits All in our healing process. Our lives are complex and layered. All of us have a story and many of those stories keep us paralyzed because of our fear and anxiety. We often carry things that are not ours. What would it like to be free? Getting uncomfortable is how we get better. Releasing toxic patterns of thinking or behavior creates room for growth and helps us be present for ourselves and the people in our lives that matter.
Feeling stuck? Hit a wall? In a "what if" rabbit hole that is always catastrophic? Is it hard to tell your truth? As a pragmatic integrationist, there is no One Size Fits All in our healing process. Our lives are complex and layered. All of us have a story and many of those stories keep us paralyzed because of our fear and anxiety. We often carry things that are not ours. What would it like to be free? Getting uncomfortable is how we get better. Releasing toxic patterns of thinking or behavior creates room for growth and helps us be present for ourselves and the people in our lives that matter.
(630) 228-1492 View (630) 228-1492
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Michael M Amil
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with robust experience working in community, residential and medical settings. I work predominately from a relational model that utilizes an intersectional feminist lens to situate people’s lived experiences. People can have multiple identities and belief systems that deserve recognition. Leveraging these nuances can empower patients to utilize coping strategies and frameworks that serve to better sustain their wellbeing. Whether it is seeking out specific solutions or making meaning of an event, I strive to work collaboratively alongside patients in their healing journey
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with robust experience working in community, residential and medical settings. I work predominately from a relational model that utilizes an intersectional feminist lens to situate people’s lived experiences. People can have multiple identities and belief systems that deserve recognition. Leveraging these nuances can empower patients to utilize coping strategies and frameworks that serve to better sustain their wellbeing. Whether it is seeking out specific solutions or making meaning of an event, I strive to work collaboratively alongside patients in their healing journey
(224) 529-3788 View (224) 529-3788
Photo of Nikoleta Giannakopoulos, LPC, NCC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nikoleta Giannakopoulos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
In my sessions, I strive for that comfy, familiar feeling, like wrapping yourself in your favorite sweater—warm, cozy, and uniquely tailored to you. I'm all about building genuine connections, where you feel truly seen, heard, and supported. My therapy approach is a blend of warmth, authenticity, and teamwork, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can navigate life's challenges together with compassion and understanding. I believe in being direct yet gentle, sprinkling in a dose of humor and lightness when it fits, to craft an experience that's supportive and transformative, just like you deserve.
In my sessions, I strive for that comfy, familiar feeling, like wrapping yourself in your favorite sweater—warm, cozy, and uniquely tailored to you. I'm all about building genuine connections, where you feel truly seen, heard, and supported. My therapy approach is a blend of warmth, authenticity, and teamwork, creating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can navigate life's challenges together with compassion and understanding. I believe in being direct yet gentle, sprinkling in a dose of humor and lightness when it fits, to craft an experience that's supportive and transformative, just like you deserve.
(708) 249-3615 View (708) 249-3615
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Rob Bodary
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I am a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with in residential, outpatient, and community based settings. I trained at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in clinical counseling, specializing in trauma. I've worked with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds on a wide variety of presenting issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment, thought and mood dysregulation, sexual health, and identity development. My clinical style utilizes person-centered and CBT techniques with a strong focus on creating an open, nonjudgmental therapeutic space.
I am a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with in residential, outpatient, and community based settings. I trained at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in clinical counseling, specializing in trauma. I've worked with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds on a wide variety of presenting issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment, thought and mood dysregulation, sexual health, and identity development. My clinical style utilizes person-centered and CBT techniques with a strong focus on creating an open, nonjudgmental therapeutic space.
(312) 820-8760 View (312) 820-8760
Photo of Regina King, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Regina King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
Parts of life are heartbreaking, challenging, and anxiety producing. Working together, we can find a way to enhance your ability to provide yourself empathy, discern life's most difficult choices, and heal painful wounds. Recognizing and utilizing our greatest strengths can enhance our ability to face life's toughest challenges. I look forward to being a supportive and compassionate therapist as you resiliently and thoughtfully examine your self, relationships, and mood or emotions. I work primarily with adults and couples.
Parts of life are heartbreaking, challenging, and anxiety producing. Working together, we can find a way to enhance your ability to provide yourself empathy, discern life's most difficult choices, and heal painful wounds. Recognizing and utilizing our greatest strengths can enhance our ability to face life's toughest challenges. I look forward to being a supportive and compassionate therapist as you resiliently and thoughtfully examine your self, relationships, and mood or emotions. I work primarily with adults and couples.
(630) 517-5877 View (630) 517-5877
Photo of Daniel Nagler, MSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
Daniel Nagler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I strive to be authentic, genuine and transparent with all of my families. If you feel lost or have become frustrated with your child, I'm here to listen and help. Together, lets figure out a solution that works for both you and your family. Lets work on reducing frustrations at home and getting back to enjoy each other's company.
I strive to be authentic, genuine and transparent with all of my families. If you feel lost or have become frustrated with your child, I'm here to listen and help. Together, lets figure out a solution that works for both you and your family. Lets work on reducing frustrations at home and getting back to enjoy each other's company.
(773) 839-6120 View (773) 839-6120
Photo of Allyson Coppin, LCSW, RDDP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Allyson Coppin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RDDP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Allyson is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and a Registered Dual Diagnosis Professional with over 14 years of experience. As a graduate of University of Illinois specializing in mental health her work experience includes hospital and outpatient settings. Allyson is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach for each client.
Allyson is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and a Registered Dual Diagnosis Professional with over 14 years of experience. As a graduate of University of Illinois specializing in mental health her work experience includes hospital and outpatient settings. Allyson is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach for each client.
(773) 657-5079 View (773) 657-5079
Photo of Kris Eric Larsen, LCPC, GL-CMA, Counselor
Kris Eric Larsen
Counselor, LCPC, GL-CMA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
My work is grounded in the relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress through the reframing of negative thoughts and their connection to physical symptoms. Focus is placed on the processing of issues that disrupt understanding and compassion for the self. My ideal client is someone who desires to find a safe place to spend time looking inside for answers that may unlock the patterns to a more passionate life.
My work is grounded in the relief of symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress through the reframing of negative thoughts and their connection to physical symptoms. Focus is placed on the processing of issues that disrupt understanding and compassion for the self. My ideal client is someone who desires to find a safe place to spend time looking inside for answers that may unlock the patterns to a more passionate life.
(312) 345-5434 View (312) 345-5434
Photo of Matthew Amador, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Matthew Amador
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a queer, Mexican-American, therapist who believes you are inherently awesome, and that sometimes our awesomeness needs to be recalibrated from time to time. Whether meeting individually, or as a part of a relationship/polycule, I value working towards opportunities for new growth and a better sense of self-awareness. I use an intersectional approach towards helping you reclaim agency in your life so that you can move forward courageously.
I’m a queer, Mexican-American, therapist who believes you are inherently awesome, and that sometimes our awesomeness needs to be recalibrated from time to time. Whether meeting individually, or as a part of a relationship/polycule, I value working towards opportunities for new growth and a better sense of self-awareness. I use an intersectional approach towards helping you reclaim agency in your life so that you can move forward courageously.
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Photo of Holly Chuang, MA, LCPC, SEP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Holly Chuang
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
For people hoping for their relationship with their parents to change, their future to be less lonely, or their anxiety to quiet down: I am one of Agave Studio's professional counselors and a trauma therapist, trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing works to heal trauma through accessing the nervous system and allowing the body to complete physiological responses that got stuck in the body during a traumatic event, or over time, as is the case for racial and childhood trauma.
For people hoping for their relationship with their parents to change, their future to be less lonely, or their anxiety to quiet down: I am one of Agave Studio's professional counselors and a trauma therapist, trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing works to heal trauma through accessing the nervous system and allowing the body to complete physiological responses that got stuck in the body during a traumatic event, or over time, as is the case for racial and childhood trauma.
(312) 818-2646 View (312) 818-2646
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Christine Castorino
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
I prioritize establishing and maintaining trust within the therapeutic relationship. By creating a space that is entirely one’s own, we are able to explore the intricacies of the client’s emotional world. I believe that understanding the influence of childhood experiences on the self is paramount in our healing.
I prioritize establishing and maintaining trust within the therapeutic relationship. By creating a space that is entirely one’s own, we are able to explore the intricacies of the client’s emotional world. I believe that understanding the influence of childhood experiences on the self is paramount in our healing.
(773) 538-3718 View (773) 538-3718
Photo of Nicolle Osequeda, LMFT, MA, MEd, CDWF, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nicolle Osequeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd, CDWF
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brené Brown around building shame resilience and wholehearted living. My areas of expertise include counseling adults experiencing challenging life transitions--relationships, identity, employment, and geographic-- and the changes in mood that may occur. I have a particular interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter-life crisis. I work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues-dating, marriage, friendships, or family. I create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you have the opportunity to explore your feelings and share your unique story.
I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brené Brown around building shame resilience and wholehearted living. My areas of expertise include counseling adults experiencing challenging life transitions--relationships, identity, employment, and geographic-- and the changes in mood that may occur. I have a particular interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter-life crisis. I work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues-dating, marriage, friendships, or family. I create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you have the opportunity to explore your feelings and share your unique story.
(312) 257-3502 View (312) 257-3502
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Michael Rohling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Michael but many people call me Mike as well. Because you are reading this I'm guessing you want to make some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you feel like you don't fit in well at work or your relationships at home are strained. Things just seem to get you down easily and when you get to feeling inferior, you become your own worst critic. It might even feel frightening to be among other people. Seeking help to solve personal issues like these and others takes a great deal of courage and I want to commend you for being here.
Hi, my name is Michael but many people call me Mike as well. Because you are reading this I'm guessing you want to make some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you feel like you don't fit in well at work or your relationships at home are strained. Things just seem to get you down easily and when you get to feeling inferior, you become your own worst critic. It might even feel frightening to be among other people. Seeking help to solve personal issues like these and others takes a great deal of courage and I want to commend you for being here.
(224) 243-7268 View (224) 243-7268
Photo of Shaw Xueqi Xiao, MA, LPC, ATR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shaw Xueqi Xiao
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed art therapist that is dedicated to nurturing culturally attuned care for the Asian and Asian-American communities. At the core of my practice is an unyielding belief in the transformative and healing power of art, a medium that transcends linguistic and cultural barriers, inviting individuals from all walks of life to engage, express, and heal. I've embraced a diverse array of individuals, particularly championing the needs of people of color, immigrants, and minority groups, guiding them towards self-acceptance, gender affirmation, and a profound sense of self-worth.
I'm a licensed art therapist that is dedicated to nurturing culturally attuned care for the Asian and Asian-American communities. At the core of my practice is an unyielding belief in the transformative and healing power of art, a medium that transcends linguistic and cultural barriers, inviting individuals from all walks of life to engage, express, and heal. I've embraced a diverse array of individuals, particularly championing the needs of people of color, immigrants, and minority groups, guiding them towards self-acceptance, gender affirmation, and a profound sense of self-worth.
(312) 313-0705 View (312) 313-0705
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Jackson Newsome
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Waitlist for new clients
I strive for more than patient “functioning” as an end goal; I support my patients toward self-actualization and greater inner connection. If you feel stuck, consider a depth psychological approach. Many patients have only experienced supportive or solution-focused therapies, not realizing how these approaches inadvertently maintained their unhelpful patterns. Together, we will strive to find the right answer, not just the quick one.
I strive for more than patient “functioning” as an end goal; I support my patients toward self-actualization and greater inner connection. If you feel stuck, consider a depth psychological approach. Many patients have only experienced supportive or solution-focused therapies, not realizing how these approaches inadvertently maintained their unhelpful patterns. Together, we will strive to find the right answer, not just the quick one.
(773) 916-5663 View (773) 916-5663

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chicago?

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.