Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Dr. Jakub Owca, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Dr. Jakub Owca
Counselor, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Do you often feel exhausted and unmotivated? Do you experience a sense of emptiness or a yearning for something different, without knowing exactly what you're missing? Do you grapple with feelings of loneliness, anger, anxiety, or depression? If you wake up each day with a sense of dread, you're not alone. Many people come to me with similar issues. To address these complex challenges, I use a tailored approach that combines insight, curiosity, and dedication in my treatment plans. To book an appointment, you can visit my website and click on the 'Portal Tab' to self-schedule; make sure to select my name.
Do you often feel exhausted and unmotivated? Do you experience a sense of emptiness or a yearning for something different, without knowing exactly what you're missing? Do you grapple with feelings of loneliness, anger, anxiety, or depression? If you wake up each day with a sense of dread, you're not alone. Many people come to me with similar issues. To address these complex challenges, I use a tailored approach that combines insight, curiosity, and dedication in my treatment plans. To book an appointment, you can visit my website and click on the 'Portal Tab' to self-schedule; make sure to select my name.
(312) 771-3475 View (312) 771-3475
Photo of Susie Kowalsky, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Susie Kowalsky
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
I have always had a curiosity about people - in particular, how do our inner workings influence our outward-facing selves? I like understanding what makes people who they are… and what it would take for people to become more of who they want to be, inside and out. As a counselor, it has been a true privilege to work alongside folks as they move beyond survival toward healing and growth. It takes practice to make progress, and I'm here to help. Together, we can explore your strengths, understand your challenges, and experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and others.
I have always had a curiosity about people - in particular, how do our inner workings influence our outward-facing selves? I like understanding what makes people who they are… and what it would take for people to become more of who they want to be, inside and out. As a counselor, it has been a true privilege to work alongside folks as they move beyond survival toward healing and growth. It takes practice to make progress, and I'm here to help. Together, we can explore your strengths, understand your challenges, and experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and others.
(773) 985-4993 View (773) 985-4993
Photo of Rebecca Parkinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Rebecca Parkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child struggle. It’s overwhelming to help your child cope with their big feelings in times of stress, while simultaneously managing your own responses. It can be frustrating and exhausting when you’ve tried everything, but you’re not getting the results you hoped to see. Many people say parenting is the hardest job you will ever have, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Seeking out support that provides guidance, and helps to empower you and your child, is a meaningful step forward. Therapy can help build the bridge towards your child’s growth and resilience.
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching your child struggle. It’s overwhelming to help your child cope with their big feelings in times of stress, while simultaneously managing your own responses. It can be frustrating and exhausting when you’ve tried everything, but you’re not getting the results you hoped to see. Many people say parenting is the hardest job you will ever have, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Seeking out support that provides guidance, and helps to empower you and your child, is a meaningful step forward. Therapy can help build the bridge towards your child’s growth and resilience.
(312) 291-1530 View (312) 291-1530
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Tara Thomason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
My approach to therapy is reflective, authentic and insight oriented, with an emphasis on creating a trusting and collaborative relationship. With more than 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, my practice is informed by clinical expertise in treating symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also counsel for issues related to life transitions, complex relationships, intimacy, parenting, identity, grief and loss. I greet clients with openness and curiosity, engaging a process that best fits their individual needs.
My approach to therapy is reflective, authentic and insight oriented, with an emphasis on creating a trusting and collaborative relationship. With more than 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, my practice is informed by clinical expertise in treating symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also counsel for issues related to life transitions, complex relationships, intimacy, parenting, identity, grief and loss. I greet clients with openness and curiosity, engaging a process that best fits their individual needs.
(773) 696-1331 View (773) 696-1331
Photo of Tara Sabol, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Tara Sabol
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT
Chicago, IL 60601
I work extensively with tweens, adolescents, young adults, and adults in seeking relief from anxiety and related disorders, depression, ADHD, gender and sexual identity issues, developmental & relational trauma, self-esteem, and healing from attachment and childhood trauma where individuals have navigated a history of unmet needs and frustrating attempts to get them met. I also have a strong interest in working with adolescents in their transition to high school and/or college, stress management, emotional development and maturity, rejection from peers, family conflict, and friendship/interpersonal relationship issues
I work extensively with tweens, adolescents, young adults, and adults in seeking relief from anxiety and related disorders, depression, ADHD, gender and sexual identity issues, developmental & relational trauma, self-esteem, and healing from attachment and childhood trauma where individuals have navigated a history of unmet needs and frustrating attempts to get them met. I also have a strong interest in working with adolescents in their transition to high school and/or college, stress management, emotional development and maturity, rejection from peers, family conflict, and friendship/interpersonal relationship issues
(312) 548-8812 View (312) 548-8812
Photo of Molly Porter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Molly Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I specialize in adult and teen clients navigating traumatic life experiences and transitions. When working with clients, I utilize Mindfulness-Based CBT, ACT, and Trauma-Informed modalities to gain a deeper understanding as to why clients may be experiencing certain symptoms. I believe that we all have complex and unique stories that require a similar starting treatment plan – honoring a person within their environment. I focus on supporting and empowering clients as they navigate who they are, what they want, and providing the tools and resources to get them there, while using evidence-based interventions.
I specialize in adult and teen clients navigating traumatic life experiences and transitions. When working with clients, I utilize Mindfulness-Based CBT, ACT, and Trauma-Informed modalities to gain a deeper understanding as to why clients may be experiencing certain symptoms. I believe that we all have complex and unique stories that require a similar starting treatment plan – honoring a person within their environment. I focus on supporting and empowering clients as they navigate who they are, what they want, and providing the tools and resources to get them there, while using evidence-based interventions.
(629) 348-4731 View (629) 348-4731
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Rachel C Sturges
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
People find themselves looking for the help of a professional when their previous ways of coping are no longer effective and they feel lost or stuck. Therapy is an opportunity for change. By entering into therapy, you offer yourself an opportunity to explore your needs and feelings with an insightful, caring professional who can support you in finding new ways of meeting the challenges in your life. I am interested in helping my patients understand themselves, their behaviors, and their experiences by making meaning of how past experiences have impacted them and potentially influence current behaviors, relationships, and life circumstances.
People find themselves looking for the help of a professional when their previous ways of coping are no longer effective and they feel lost or stuck. Therapy is an opportunity for change. By entering into therapy, you offer yourself an opportunity to explore your needs and feelings with an insightful, caring professional who can support you in finding new ways of meeting the challenges in your life. I am interested in helping my patients understand themselves, their behaviors, and their experiences by making meaning of how past experiences have impacted them and potentially influence current behaviors, relationships, and life circumstances.
(773) 467-7146 View (773) 467-7146
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Benjamin Foster
Psychologist, PsyD
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
Photo of Sheila Cory, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Sheila Cory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60639
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
(646) 798-4463 View (646) 798-4463
Photo of Tytannie Harris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Tytannie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60653
Tytannie Harris, LCSW is a Clinical Therapist and owner of TMH Behavioral Services, P.C. TMH is comprised of licensed practitioners who are here to guide you through life transitions. TMH is confident in your ability to tap into your inner strength via an environment of compassion and support. We specialize in solution focused and strengths based therapy bringing years of experience working with individuals, couples, seniors, children, adolescents, and families. We are committed to helping you overcome obstacles in your life through transformation of the body, mind and soul. Bilingual therapists available upon request.
Tytannie Harris, LCSW is a Clinical Therapist and owner of TMH Behavioral Services, P.C. TMH is comprised of licensed practitioners who are here to guide you through life transitions. TMH is confident in your ability to tap into your inner strength via an environment of compassion and support. We specialize in solution focused and strengths based therapy bringing years of experience working with individuals, couples, seniors, children, adolescents, and families. We are committed to helping you overcome obstacles in your life through transformation of the body, mind and soul. Bilingual therapists available upon request.
(773) 365-9497 View (773) 365-9497
Photo of Payton Larsen, LPC Intern in Chicago, IL
Payton Larsen
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m a Counselor and EMDR Therapist Intern. I’m a San Diego native and am new to the Chicago area! I am extremely passionate about helping clients find healing and freedom from the past, leading them to deep and meaningful relationships to themselves and others. My role as a therapist is to come along side my clients to empower them to compassionately examine and transform the parts of themselves that feel heavy, stuck, or destructive. In our sessions, you’ll be met with a therapist that values therapy that is both effective and intentional. It’s important to me that we both feel confident and hopeful about our work together.
Hi! I’m a Counselor and EMDR Therapist Intern. I’m a San Diego native and am new to the Chicago area! I am extremely passionate about helping clients find healing and freedom from the past, leading them to deep and meaningful relationships to themselves and others. My role as a therapist is to come along side my clients to empower them to compassionately examine and transform the parts of themselves that feel heavy, stuck, or destructive. In our sessions, you’ll be met with a therapist that values therapy that is both effective and intentional. It’s important to me that we both feel confident and hopeful about our work together.
(708) 742-6579 View (708) 742-6579
Photo of Ash Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Ash Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60645
To me, therapy is a team sport. I'm there to help create a space and relationship where you feel safe exploring the things that are happening in your life. Maybe that thing is identity exploration, depression or anxiety that just won't quit, or figuring out how survive and then thrive after a big trauma. All of this is big stuff. I'm here to help you hold it and find a way through it. I have plenty of tools that I can bring to bear (questions, coping skills training, identifying patterns, and reframing situations), but ultimately, my approach centers around you and what you need to be successful, however you define success.
To me, therapy is a team sport. I'm there to help create a space and relationship where you feel safe exploring the things that are happening in your life. Maybe that thing is identity exploration, depression or anxiety that just won't quit, or figuring out how survive and then thrive after a big trauma. All of this is big stuff. I'm here to help you hold it and find a way through it. I have plenty of tools that I can bring to bear (questions, coping skills training, identifying patterns, and reframing situations), but ultimately, my approach centers around you and what you need to be successful, however you define success.
(773) 906-9909 View (773) 906-9909
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Mara Clare Marin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
My approach to therapy is thoughtful, collaborative, and relationship based. I work to facilitate a safe and supportive space where I can assist you in improving your emotional well-being and help create impactful change towards improving your mental health and interpersonal relationships. My integrative therapy style is interactive and explores various aspects of identity, culture, and how one’s past and present selves intersect and interact within their world. I work by acknowledging your strengths and help to guide further internal skills as well as cultivate new ones in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
My approach to therapy is thoughtful, collaborative, and relationship based. I work to facilitate a safe and supportive space where I can assist you in improving your emotional well-being and help create impactful change towards improving your mental health and interpersonal relationships. My integrative therapy style is interactive and explores various aspects of identity, culture, and how one’s past and present selves intersect and interact within their world. I work by acknowledging your strengths and help to guide further internal skills as well as cultivate new ones in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.
(312) 964-8472 View (312) 964-8472
Photo of Evolve Wellness - Chicago, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Evolve Wellness - Chicago
Psychologist
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
You are exactly where you need to be even though it may not feel that way. Everything you need to move through this chapter is with you. Our job is to help you unfold that and give a little push. We utilize an integrative and holistic approach, based on your personality, needs and area of concern. Therefore, treatment is different for each person.
You are exactly where you need to be even though it may not feel that way. Everything you need to move through this chapter is with you. Our job is to help you unfold that and give a little push. We utilize an integrative and holistic approach, based on your personality, needs and area of concern. Therefore, treatment is different for each person.
(773) 786-9455 View (773) 786-9455
Photo of Xinzhu Yu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Xinzhu Yu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I work with individual adults and couples and am passionate about serving marginalized communities through a social justice advocacy lens. As a former “parachute kid” who started living abroad on my own as a teenager, I understand the complications of establishing one’s cultural identity while struggling to find meaning or belonging. I have experience working in different mental health settings with varying levels of needs, ranging from stress, trauma, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy, identity development, racial and cultural issues, neurodivergent issues, to suicidal ideation and/or past attempts.
I work with individual adults and couples and am passionate about serving marginalized communities through a social justice advocacy lens. As a former “parachute kid” who started living abroad on my own as a teenager, I understand the complications of establishing one’s cultural identity while struggling to find meaning or belonging. I have experience working in different mental health settings with varying levels of needs, ranging from stress, trauma, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy, identity development, racial and cultural issues, neurodivergent issues, to suicidal ideation and/or past attempts.
(312) 257-3851 View (312) 257-3851
Photo of Jennifer Macias, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Chicago, IL
Jennifer Macias
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Let's talk about something we all know to be true – life is one big tangle of relationships. Whether you're dating, single, married, engaged, part of a cozy little family, or navigating the chaos of a massive one, relationships are everywhere. And, you know what? Contrary to those picture-perfect moments we see online, not all of these relationships are sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time, or even 50% of the time! But, here's the deal – you're not alone in feeling some type of way about your connections with others or with yourself.
Let's talk about something we all know to be true – life is one big tangle of relationships. Whether you're dating, single, married, engaged, part of a cozy little family, or navigating the chaos of a massive one, relationships are everywhere. And, you know what? Contrary to those picture-perfect moments we see online, not all of these relationships are sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time, or even 50% of the time! But, here's the deal – you're not alone in feeling some type of way about your connections with others or with yourself.
(217) 837-1588 View (217) 837-1588
Photo of Marci L Mazza, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Marci L Mazza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Entering into therapy is great way to get support when you are going through a tough time or life transition. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen. Other times, we need assistance with coping skills or reframing our thoughts. My goal is to meet you where you are and provide you a safe place to express yourself and your needs.
Entering into therapy is great way to get support when you are going through a tough time or life transition. Sometimes all we need is someone to listen. Other times, we need assistance with coping skills or reframing our thoughts. My goal is to meet you where you are and provide you a safe place to express yourself and your needs.
(773) 692-1893 View (773) 692-1893
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Robert Uri Heller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
I am committed to help you make the changes you want- Now. In your journey of self discovery, I will help you maximize your strengths, get support around your goals and desires, and create a healthy vision for yourself. I have worked with 100s of clients and have a wide range of experience to understand you. I am practical and results oriented. Make change work for you. Assessment is often used to help clarify issues and create a mutual plan.
I am committed to help you make the changes you want- Now. In your journey of self discovery, I will help you maximize your strengths, get support around your goals and desires, and create a healthy vision for yourself. I have worked with 100s of clients and have a wide range of experience to understand you. I am practical and results oriented. Make change work for you. Assessment is often used to help clarify issues and create a mutual plan.
(312) 548-1697 View (312) 548-1697
Photo of Hilary Arnow in Chicago, IL
Hilary Arnow
MEd, MA, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I work with individuals and couples to deepen self-understanding, build upon strengths, understand unhelpful patterns, address challenges, and create new and more satisfying strategies for living.
I work with individuals and couples to deepen self-understanding, build upon strengths, understand unhelpful patterns, address challenges, and create new and more satisfying strategies for living.
(312) 487-2859 View (312) 487-2859
Photo of Julia Draper, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Julia Draper
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, compassionate space for clients to explore inner struggles in order to achieve a fuller life. I believe in the importance of working through difficult early and current life experiences as a means to shift the story that we tell ourselves into a more empowering narrative. Clients find my acceptance, kindness and humor draws them into a journey towards change.
I offer a warm, compassionate space for clients to explore inner struggles in order to achieve a fuller life. I believe in the importance of working through difficult early and current life experiences as a means to shift the story that we tell ourselves into a more empowering narrative. Clients find my acceptance, kindness and humor draws them into a journey towards change.
(312) 508-3653 View (312) 508-3653

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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
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% 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.