Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Anquenette Perkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
As a licensed social worker, I have dedicated over 20 years of my career to women's mental wellness with a specific focus on parenthood and trauma. Societal pressures can deeply impact our mental health. I help clients navigate issues like unrealistic expectations, perfectionism, mom guilt, and challenges to work/life balance and limited support systems. Whether you're on the journey to and through parenthood (including pre- and postnatal care) or are navigating the effects of unresolved trauma, I will walk alongside you as we work on your reaching your goals.
As a licensed social worker, I have dedicated over 20 years of my career to women's mental wellness with a specific focus on parenthood and trauma. Societal pressures can deeply impact our mental health. I help clients navigate issues like unrealistic expectations, perfectionism, mom guilt, and challenges to work/life balance and limited support systems. Whether you're on the journey to and through parenthood (including pre- and postnatal care) or are navigating the effects of unresolved trauma, I will walk alongside you as we work on your reaching your goals.
(773) 754-4256 x2 View (773) 754-4256 x2
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Marvin Harris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
As a Chicago based consultant/psychotherapist, I have worked 20 + years in communities throughout the United States, Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Serving youth, adults, couples and families by way of private practice as well as consulting with nursing homes, social service agencies, residential facilities, schools, hospitals and several for profit business I have experience treating clients who come from different backgrounds and I am at my best serving a diverse community with diverse needs. In addition, I facilitate organizational change using similar techniques that foster cultural transformation and growth.
As a Chicago based consultant/psychotherapist, I have worked 20 + years in communities throughout the United States, Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Serving youth, adults, couples and families by way of private practice as well as consulting with nursing homes, social service agencies, residential facilities, schools, hospitals and several for profit business I have experience treating clients who come from different backgrounds and I am at my best serving a diverse community with diverse needs. In addition, I facilitate organizational change using similar techniques that foster cultural transformation and growth.
(773) 295-2324 View (773) 295-2324
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Michela Stevenson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work exclusively with couples who are navigating major life transitions (marriage, new baby, grief & loss), boundary and communication struggles, infidelity and other relationship crises. I am especially passionate about perinatal mental health issues, and helping couples manage their roles as parents while preserving their relationship.
I work exclusively with couples who are navigating major life transitions (marriage, new baby, grief & loss), boundary and communication struggles, infidelity and other relationship crises. I am especially passionate about perinatal mental health issues, and helping couples manage their roles as parents while preserving their relationship.
(312) 465-4937 View (312) 465-4937
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Millie Huckabee
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
My field of expertise is working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or relationship challenges and working with couples. I enjoy working with young adults in transition who are feeling uncertain about employment, relationships or future- a quarter-life crisis. My other areas of interest include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and coping with the difficult emotions those experiences bring. When working with couples, I work with developing positive communication and relational skills to increase closeness, effectively adjust to life's challenges, and manage stress, anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with adolescents and families to increase closeness and improve communication skills.
My field of expertise is working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or relationship challenges and working with couples. I enjoy working with young adults in transition who are feeling uncertain about employment, relationships or future- a quarter-life crisis. My other areas of interest include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and coping with the difficult emotions those experiences bring. When working with couples, I work with developing positive communication and relational skills to increase closeness, effectively adjust to life's challenges, and manage stress, anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with adolescents and families to increase closeness and improve communication skills.
(773) 245-0631 View (773) 245-0631
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Benjamin Foster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Each of us will face a time in life when we need help to get back on track. I believe in the transformative nature of an empowering therapeutic relationship to help steer individuals through struggle towards healing and growth. I specialize in creating a warm and supportive therapeutic environment that fosters a genuine and trusting client relationship. From there, I take a multicultural approach to my work, striving to understand the realities of a client’s cultural identities first and foremost. I believe that a person’s unique identities will direct a personalized and meaningful therapeutic experience.
Each of us will face a time in life when we need help to get back on track. I believe in the transformative nature of an empowering therapeutic relationship to help steer individuals through struggle towards healing and growth. I specialize in creating a warm and supportive therapeutic environment that fosters a genuine and trusting client relationship. From there, I take a multicultural approach to my work, striving to understand the realities of a client’s cultural identities first and foremost. I believe that a person’s unique identities will direct a personalized and meaningful therapeutic experience.
(773) 839-6855 View (773) 839-6855
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Julie Hyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
How do we get through this conflict? Are we even compatible anymore? How can we have a relationship that is more fulfilling? How do we navigate this big change? As a relational therapist, I help couples and individuals address these common, sensitive questions. For clients who have decided to divorce, I help facilitate the process of separation and divorce. One of the things my past clients have appreciated about me is my extraordinary openness. I don't expect people to be a certain way, and I don't expect their relationships to take a certain form. Each relationship is as unique as the individuals in it.
How do we get through this conflict? Are we even compatible anymore? How can we have a relationship that is more fulfilling? How do we navigate this big change? As a relational therapist, I help couples and individuals address these common, sensitive questions. For clients who have decided to divorce, I help facilitate the process of separation and divorce. One of the things my past clients have appreciated about me is my extraordinary openness. I don't expect people to be a certain way, and I don't expect their relationships to take a certain form. Each relationship is as unique as the individuals in it.
(872) 278-5311 View (872) 278-5311
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Dean C Kaufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker with thirty-five years of experience,who works with both individuals and couples. My goal is to create an environment where you can safely explore issues that are of concern to you. I have a compassionate presence in working with my clients and am dedicated to working together to build on strengths. My years of experience have taught me how to be most helpful in the therapy process.
I am a Licensed Clinical Worker with thirty-five years of experience,who works with both individuals and couples. My goal is to create an environment where you can safely explore issues that are of concern to you. I have a compassionate presence in working with my clients and am dedicated to working together to build on strengths. My years of experience have taught me how to be most helpful in the therapy process.
(872) 704-1909 View (872) 704-1909
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Sherri A Wandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
My clients are looking for effective therapy to resolve or manage symptoms related to procrastination, AD/HD, trauma, anxiety, depression and OCD. They want to work with a therapist who has a high level of expertise and experience working with their particular struggles. They are motivated and ready to tackle the issues that interfere with feeling they are performing at their best at home and work. They want therapy in which they’re met with warmth and compassion and feel understood, respected and validated. My clients are university students, professionals in high performance careers, and professionals staying home to parent.
My clients are looking for effective therapy to resolve or manage symptoms related to procrastination, AD/HD, trauma, anxiety, depression and OCD. They want to work with a therapist who has a high level of expertise and experience working with their particular struggles. They are motivated and ready to tackle the issues that interfere with feeling they are performing at their best at home and work. They want therapy in which they’re met with warmth and compassion and feel understood, respected and validated. My clients are university students, professionals in high performance careers, and professionals staying home to parent.
(872) 240-5105 View (872) 240-5105
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Kip Burgess
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
I am a CBT and ACT-informed therapist who wants to help adults of any age to live a more fulfilling life. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with things like stress, sadness or worrying and are curious to find another way to tackle those issues. I want to work with each client to find specific, tailored goals and then use the time in therapy to help clients achieve them. I am eager to help clients examine their values and make changes in their life. Aligning actions with values can make life so much more meaningful. I hope you find me to be a friendly, knowledgeable, and caring professional.
I am a CBT and ACT-informed therapist who wants to help adults of any age to live a more fulfilling life. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with things like stress, sadness or worrying and are curious to find another way to tackle those issues. I want to work with each client to find specific, tailored goals and then use the time in therapy to help clients achieve them. I am eager to help clients examine their values and make changes in their life. Aligning actions with values can make life so much more meaningful. I hope you find me to be a friendly, knowledgeable, and caring professional.
(872) 240-5986 View (872) 240-5986
Photo of Vanessa Magallanes, MA, LCPC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Vanessa Magallanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship or family issues, and racial identity.
As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship or family issues, and racial identity.
(872) 219-0191 x502 View (872) 219-0191 x502
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Natalie Eden
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
As a fellow pilgrim in the journey of life, I believe that my work in counseling is more than just a job. It is a vocation. I realize that reaching out for help can seem like a big step for many people. I am committed to assisting clients in this journey by offering empathy, genuineness, and compassion in a nonjudgmental setting. I have many years of working in an outpatient behavioral health in a clinic setting as well as in private practice and in business. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients from many different walks of life, professions, and various faith backgrounds.
As a fellow pilgrim in the journey of life, I believe that my work in counseling is more than just a job. It is a vocation. I realize that reaching out for help can seem like a big step for many people. I am committed to assisting clients in this journey by offering empathy, genuineness, and compassion in a nonjudgmental setting. I have many years of working in an outpatient behavioral health in a clinic setting as well as in private practice and in business. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients from many different walks of life, professions, and various faith backgrounds.
(872) 314-2922 View (872) 314-2922
Photo of Jessica Wang, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Do you suspect something is holding you back from living your best life? If so, you’re not alone, and counseling can help. I specialize in contextual behavior change counseling. This means we’ll take time to understand your circumstances and how we can make adjustments to help you create the life you desire.
Do you suspect something is holding you back from living your best life? If so, you’re not alone, and counseling can help. I specialize in contextual behavior change counseling. This means we’ll take time to understand your circumstances and how we can make adjustments to help you create the life you desire.
(872) 274-2249 x1 View (872) 274-2249 x1
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Amanda Lenvin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Often times the first step to feeling better is simply the act of being heard and feeling truly understood. I have found continual reward in helping people navigate the most challenging and stressful times of their lives. I strongly believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship directly effects an individual’s healing process, thus my primary goal is focused on developing and maintaining a safe, open, empathetic and trusting dynamic with each client I work with. I establish this with honesty and transparency, by remaining authentic to my own natural counseling style and through genuine, meaningful interactions.
Often times the first step to feeling better is simply the act of being heard and feeling truly understood. I have found continual reward in helping people navigate the most challenging and stressful times of their lives. I strongly believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship directly effects an individual’s healing process, thus my primary goal is focused on developing and maintaining a safe, open, empathetic and trusting dynamic with each client I work with. I establish this with honesty and transparency, by remaining authentic to my own natural counseling style and through genuine, meaningful interactions.
(872) 231-3820 View (872) 231-3820
Photo of Rebecca Gronceski, MA, LPC, NCC, CTP, ADHD-SP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rebecca Gronceski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CTP, ADHD-SP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Are you facing overwhelm, sadness, or burnout? Are you experiencing worry, intrusive thoughts, difficulty concentrating, or relationship concerns? Everyone needs support at times. I offer a safe, flexible space in which we can explore and find functional solutions to challenges like anxiety, OCD, panic, depression, trauma ADHD, ASD, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, and more. If you are looking for a therapist to work with you towards self-advocacy, growth, and healing, we will be a great fit.
Are you facing overwhelm, sadness, or burnout? Are you experiencing worry, intrusive thoughts, difficulty concentrating, or relationship concerns? Everyone needs support at times. I offer a safe, flexible space in which we can explore and find functional solutions to challenges like anxiety, OCD, panic, depression, trauma ADHD, ASD, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, and more. If you are looking for a therapist to work with you towards self-advocacy, growth, and healing, we will be a great fit.
(872) 395-4946 View (872) 395-4946
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Kamaria Excell
Licensed Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Growing up, my kitchen counter was an innovative space for the love, joy, pain, community, reimagining, grief, & messiness that life can be. This is what my therapeutic space feels like: a sit at the kitchen counter where you can find release, ease, and home. I see myself as a container by which folks can meet the most aligned version of themselves and cultivate a life that is truly their own. It would be such an honor to hold space for you on your journey back home to yourself. I am dedicated to holding space for all BIPOC folks, but especially women, femmes, and nonbinary folks through their healing journeys
Growing up, my kitchen counter was an innovative space for the love, joy, pain, community, reimagining, grief, & messiness that life can be. This is what my therapeutic space feels like: a sit at the kitchen counter where you can find release, ease, and home. I see myself as a container by which folks can meet the most aligned version of themselves and cultivate a life that is truly their own. It would be such an honor to hold space for you on your journey back home to yourself. I am dedicated to holding space for all BIPOC folks, but especially women, femmes, and nonbinary folks through their healing journeys
(872) 395-8091 x1 View (872) 395-8091 x1
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Julia Rubinshteyn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I take a compassionate, warm, and collaborative approach to connect with my clients and understand their goals for improving their quality of life. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I can help you to feel empowered to face challenges in your life. I work with clients who have issues related to anxiety, stress, and depression. I also have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, coping with chronic illness, and coping with the stress of caring for a loved one with chronic illness.
I take a compassionate, warm, and collaborative approach to connect with my clients and understand their goals for improving their quality of life. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I can help you to feel empowered to face challenges in your life. I work with clients who have issues related to anxiety, stress, and depression. I also have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, coping with chronic illness, and coping with the stress of caring for a loved one with chronic illness.
(224) 302-4730 View (224) 302-4730
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John Andrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
(708) 512-7784 View (708) 512-7784
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Judy Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
If you are looking for an experienced therapist who is compassionate, insightful, positive, supportive, humorous and directive, then contact me. In addition to teaching coping skills and parenting skills, I help clients to better understand themselves and to fully accept themselves so that true joy can be found. I specialize in eating disorders, substance abuse, behavioral disorders and am a trauma informed therapist. I see ages 7 upward for either individual or family counseling. These sessions can be remote or in-person at either the Ravenswood neighborhood office in Chicago or at another location in Lincolnwood, IL.
If you are looking for an experienced therapist who is compassionate, insightful, positive, supportive, humorous and directive, then contact me. In addition to teaching coping skills and parenting skills, I help clients to better understand themselves and to fully accept themselves so that true joy can be found. I specialize in eating disorders, substance abuse, behavioral disorders and am a trauma informed therapist. I see ages 7 upward for either individual or family counseling. These sessions can be remote or in-person at either the Ravenswood neighborhood office in Chicago or at another location in Lincolnwood, IL.
(872) 245-0180 View (872) 245-0180
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Sara Stumpos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
I specialize in working with youth, families, and individuals who are seeking guidance towards living a life of acceptance, understanding and stability. I have significant experience helping people process and understand the impact of traumatic events on daily living, while aiding in the healing process necessary to move forward.
I specialize in working with youth, families, and individuals who are seeking guidance towards living a life of acceptance, understanding and stability. I have significant experience helping people process and understand the impact of traumatic events on daily living, while aiding in the healing process necessary to move forward.
(872) 201-3259 View (872) 201-3259
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Meagan Mesirow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I am a strengths-based clinician and I encourage all of my clients to work on their understanding of themselves while we work together to develop their goals during the therapeutic process. I believe it is important to consider the environment you live in and communities involved in your life when learning to understand yourself through therapy so I encourage you to collaborate with family and friends outside of our work together.
I am a strengths-based clinician and I encourage all of my clients to work on their understanding of themselves while we work together to develop their goals during the therapeutic process. I believe it is important to consider the environment you live in and communities involved in your life when learning to understand yourself through therapy so I encourage you to collaborate with family and friends outside of our work together.
(773) 825-9609 View (773) 825-9609
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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
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% 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.