Therapists in East Dubuque, IL

Photo of Dieunn S Musser, Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Dieunn S Musser
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
East Dubuque, IL 61025
There are many reasons you may be looking for a counselor. There doesn't need to be a specific reason, you may simply be looking for a perspective, a good listener or to gain insight. Common reasons people seek counseling: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma or Abuse, Grieving and Life Stressors. I can walk alongside you as you navigate a painful or difficult time in your life.
There are many reasons you may be looking for a counselor. There doesn't need to be a specific reason, you may simply be looking for a perspective, a good listener or to gain insight. Common reasons people seek counseling: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma or Abuse, Grieving and Life Stressors. I can walk alongside you as you navigate a painful or difficult time in your life.
(815) 209-0403 View (815) 209-0403
Photo of Richard Corfman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Richard Corfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
East Dubuque, IL 61025
Not accepting new clients
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
(563) 649-4449 View (563) 649-4449

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Thom Dennis, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Thom Dennis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, D Min, LCPC, LMHC, FT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
(773) 454-9176 View (773) 454-9176
Photo of Gail L. Gabbert, Marriage & Family Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Gail L. Gabbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT, CRADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
Is your relationship struggling? Do you think it is too good to leave but too bad to stay? Or, are you struggling with an excessive use of alcohol or drugs? When this happens, it's easy for well meaning friends to give opinions that may not be right for you. Sometimes an unbiased party can help. If you've tried your best but it's not getting better, let me help. I have specific techniques to improve your situation. I may provide education, assign homework or suggest behavioral tasks to help you reach your goals. Let's work it out together.r,
Is your relationship struggling? Do you think it is too good to leave but too bad to stay? Or, are you struggling with an excessive use of alcohol or drugs? When this happens, it's easy for well meaning friends to give opinions that may not be right for you. Sometimes an unbiased party can help. If you've tried your best but it's not getting better, let me help. I have specific techniques to improve your situation. I may provide education, assign homework or suggest behavioral tasks to help you reach your goals. Let's work it out together.r,
(815) 661-2889 View (815) 661-2889

Online Therapists

Photo of Misty Parker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Misty Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61102  (Online Only)
Are you having a tough time managing work, parenting, providing for others and having a life for yourself? Are you exhausted from helping everyone else and not having anyone pour the same love, care and compassion into you? Do you feel like you have more life to live but are unsure of where to start?
Are you having a tough time managing work, parenting, providing for others and having a life for yourself? Are you exhausted from helping everyone else and not having anyone pour the same love, care and compassion into you? Do you feel like you have more life to live but are unsure of where to start?
(224) 509-6951 View (224) 509-6951
Photo of Melissa Murphy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Melissa Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
My work is dedicated to helping others develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. My passion is assisting others so that they may achieve balance and happiness in their life. I am available to help whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties.
My work is dedicated to helping others develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. My passion is assisting others so that they may achieve balance and happiness in their life. I am available to help whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties.
(815) 454-5273 View (815) 454-5273
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Somer Muhs
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61101  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Somer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I am also licensed in Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I received my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University. My clinical training included both a low income university clinic treating children and adults, and a community mental health facility where I treated children, adolescents, families, and foster families. I have volunteer experience with the National Suicide Hotline, working with adult female victims of domestic violence, and working with people experiencing povert
Hello, my name is Somer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I am also licensed in Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I received my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University. My clinical training included both a low income university clinic treating children and adults, and a community mental health facility where I treated children, adolescents, families, and foster families. I have volunteer experience with the National Suicide Hotline, working with adult female victims of domestic violence, and working with people experiencing povert
(224) 435-4770 View (224) 435-4770
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Levi Wampler
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61101  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself stuck in the same unproductive arguments no matter what you do? You're a couple who deeply cares for each other but still gets caught in this frustrating cycle, feeling disconnected and doubting your relationship. The constant conflicts are taking a toll, leaving you both anxious and discouraged. But you're ready to make a change. You're ready to find understanding and reconnect. You're ready to build a future filled with love and harmony. I want to help you get there.
Do you find yourself stuck in the same unproductive arguments no matter what you do? You're a couple who deeply cares for each other but still gets caught in this frustrating cycle, feeling disconnected and doubting your relationship. The constant conflicts are taking a toll, leaving you both anxious and discouraged. But you're ready to make a change. You're ready to find understanding and reconnect. You're ready to build a future filled with love and harmony. I want to help you get there.
(618) 598-1147 View (618) 598-1147
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Andrea K Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a broad range of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in their unique life circumstances. I believe that I can best help others by being a warm, welcoming and sincere person. I treat issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I also work with children and adolescents who are having behavior problems in school. I tend to have an eclectic approach, often using cognitive behavioral and solution focused counseling techniques.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a broad range of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in their unique life circumstances. I believe that I can best help others by being a warm, welcoming and sincere person. I treat issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I also work with children and adolescents who are having behavior problems in school. I tend to have an eclectic approach, often using cognitive behavioral and solution focused counseling techniques.
(815) 844-8052 View (815) 844-8052
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Tavares Arlin Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
(815) 889-0943 View (815) 889-0943
Photo of Monica Benton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Monica Benton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
I believe that life is a journey with moments including lessons, hardships, and celebrations. All can lead us towards personal growth- especially with some help along the way. We are all equipped with the ability to make choices that redefine our lives and, in the process, find peace in the midst of suffering. We are not defined by our weaknesses, strengths, past traumas, choices, or diagnoses. Rather, we are all equipped with the inner strength to change our destiny. Together, we can work together to help achieve your goals so we can live a richer life and learn to play in the rain.
I believe that life is a journey with moments including lessons, hardships, and celebrations. All can lead us towards personal growth- especially with some help along the way. We are all equipped with the ability to make choices that redefine our lives and, in the process, find peace in the midst of suffering. We are not defined by our weaknesses, strengths, past traumas, choices, or diagnoses. Rather, we are all equipped with the inner strength to change our destiny. Together, we can work together to help achieve your goals so we can live a richer life and learn to play in the rain.
(847) 423-6095 View (847) 423-6095
Photo of Colin Gillette, Marriage & Family Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Colin Gillette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Sometimes, we reach a place where the methods used to manage our day-to-day lives are no longer effective. This experience often leads to feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and hopelessness before we realize we need help. We find ourselves in a place of frustration, repeatedly stuck in our habits as a way to overcome the hurdles obstructing our sense of peace and well-being. I’d like to invite you to consider the question, “What if this is an opportunity in disguise?”
Sometimes, we reach a place where the methods used to manage our day-to-day lives are no longer effective. This experience often leads to feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and hopelessness before we realize we need help. We find ourselves in a place of frustration, repeatedly stuck in our habits as a way to overcome the hurdles obstructing our sense of peace and well-being. I’d like to invite you to consider the question, “What if this is an opportunity in disguise?”
(815) 496-4593 View (815) 496-4593
Photo of Nan Hill in East Dubuque, IL
Nan Hill
MS, LMFT, CFRA
Verified Verified
Rockton, IL 61072
When you walk into my office my focus is totally on YOU! I will listen to you and assist you as you determine what you want to achieve regarding your life's issues. We will work together to look at past or present traumas or problems that have been keeping you from moving forward. We will formulate an individualize plan that will work for you to help resolve your problems. During our sessions we will discover options that will empower you to build a new direction in your life.
When you walk into my office my focus is totally on YOU! I will listen to you and assist you as you determine what you want to achieve regarding your life's issues. We will work together to look at past or present traumas or problems that have been keeping you from moving forward. We will formulate an individualize plan that will work for you to help resolve your problems. During our sessions we will discover options that will empower you to build a new direction in your life.
(815) 707-3206 View (815) 707-3206
Photo of Adam Figlewicz, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Adam Figlewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
The need to adapt, to learn, and grow can often be a difficult one, but I am here to be able to help guide your journey to rediscovering the best you. Your therapy will be shaped to you, as a unique individual, and you will have the opportunity to share in a space that is open with empathy, warmth, and unconditional positive regard. Here, we can learn about ourselves, where our fears and stressors lie, build our self-esteem and communication, and overcome the barriers that have shifted us away from the center of our own universes.
The need to adapt, to learn, and grow can often be a difficult one, but I am here to be able to help guide your journey to rediscovering the best you. Your therapy will be shaped to you, as a unique individual, and you will have the opportunity to share in a space that is open with empathy, warmth, and unconditional positive regard. Here, we can learn about ourselves, where our fears and stressors lie, build our self-esteem and communication, and overcome the barriers that have shifted us away from the center of our own universes.
(779) 204-7865 View (779) 204-7865
Photo of Georgia Eger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Dubuque, IL
Georgia Eger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freeport, IL 61032  (Online Only)
I believe every person has the ability to heal, grow and change in the capacity that they desire. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, alleviate mental health symptoms, manage your emotions, or work on other areas of your life— therapy isn’t one size fits all. While my interpersonal approach is rooted in evidence based practices, it is tailored to fit your individual goals. Together, we can collaborate on the fundamental aspects of therapeutic work such as root causes of emotional struggles, providing necessary tools for understanding one’s innate traits + nervous system, and building healthier relationships.
I believe every person has the ability to heal, grow and change in the capacity that they desire. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, alleviate mental health symptoms, manage your emotions, or work on other areas of your life— therapy isn’t one size fits all. While my interpersonal approach is rooted in evidence based practices, it is tailored to fit your individual goals. Together, we can collaborate on the fundamental aspects of therapeutic work such as root causes of emotional struggles, providing necessary tools for understanding one’s innate traits + nervous system, and building healthier relationships.
(708) 426-1636 View (708) 426-1636
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. sessions Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. sessions Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(815) 982-3918 View (815) 982-3918
Photo of Stacy Schroepfer, Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Stacy Schroepfer
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
(815) 785-9088 View (815) 785-9088
Photo of Cristina Gloria, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Cristina Gloria
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Life isn't easy and we are not born all knowing. Throughout our life span, we face exciting and terrifying situations that impact the way we function every day and how we interact with others. Then, we feel like we are the only ones suffering, and feelings of loneliness emerge. Our first reaction is to hide and portray that we are doing fine. Then we try dealing with the problem on our own. Later, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We start experiencing extreme difficulties just trying to deal with simple daily life tasks. This is where I come in!
Life isn't easy and we are not born all knowing. Throughout our life span, we face exciting and terrifying situations that impact the way we function every day and how we interact with others. Then, we feel like we are the only ones suffering, and feelings of loneliness emerge. Our first reaction is to hide and portray that we are doing fine. Then we try dealing with the problem on our own. Later, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We start experiencing extreme difficulties just trying to deal with simple daily life tasks. This is where I come in!
(815) 281-5273 View (815) 281-5273
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Elexes Hetzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61101  (Online Only)
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, as if you have lost control over your own life and are unsure how to get back on track? It happens to all of us sometimes. Our minds can be our biggest enemies, where our expectations get the best of us. Allow me to collaborate with you in order to unpack your thoughts and emotions to gradually make adjustments to help you become a stronger version of yourself.
Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, as if you have lost control over your own life and are unsure how to get back on track? It happens to all of us sometimes. Our minds can be our biggest enemies, where our expectations get the best of us. Allow me to collaborate with you in order to unpack your thoughts and emotions to gradually make adjustments to help you become a stronger version of yourself.
(224) 585-4666 View (224) 585-4666
Photo of Kathleen Hundt Terzinski, Counselor in East Dubuque, IL
Kathleen Hundt Terzinski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the "debri" from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and future.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the "debri" from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and future.
(866) 350-3500 View (866) 350-3500

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Number of Therapists in East Dubuque, IL

< 10

Therapists in East Dubuque, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Grief
100% Anger Management
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Blue Cross
100% Blue Shield

How Therapists in East Dubuque, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Dubuque?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.