Therapists in Lincolnshire, IL

Photo of Audrey Margol, Psychologist in Lincolnshire, IL
Audrey Margol
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for a wide range of presenting emotional, behavioral, and adjustment issues in adults and adolescents. I have a passion for working with clients presenting with anxiety and mood-related issues. I specialize in the treatment of Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and other anxiety-related fears and behaviors.I am passionate about women’s issues including perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, adjustment to parenting and managing family stress.
I utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments for a wide range of presenting emotional, behavioral, and adjustment issues in adults and adolescents. I have a passion for working with clients presenting with anxiety and mood-related issues. I specialize in the treatment of Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and other anxiety-related fears and behaviors.I am passionate about women’s issues including perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, adjustment to parenting and managing family stress.
(847) 654-9902 View (847) 654-9902
Photo of Leigh Rzepecki, LCSW, CADC, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lincolnshire, IL
Leigh Rzepecki, LCSW, CADC, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
There are so many individuals and families that I enjoy working with. What I am most passionate about is working with individuals struggling to find peace with his/her/their body, food, and self-worth. This topic has been the focus of my training and professional life for nearly a decade. Working in higher levels of care has provided extensive training with emphasis on disordered eating and mood and anxiety diagnoses, as well as substance abuse. This training has helped to address patterns that often appear in family milieus and where shame often perpetuates the cycle of maladaptive behaviors.
There are so many individuals and families that I enjoy working with. What I am most passionate about is working with individuals struggling to find peace with his/her/their body, food, and self-worth. This topic has been the focus of my training and professional life for nearly a decade. Working in higher levels of care has provided extensive training with emphasis on disordered eating and mood and anxiety diagnoses, as well as substance abuse. This training has helped to address patterns that often appear in family milieus and where shame often perpetuates the cycle of maladaptive behaviors.
(224) 218-5322 View (224) 218-5322
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Oana Demian
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2019. I worked in school settings and private practice providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2019. I worked in school settings and private practice providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults.
(224) 337-5346 View (224) 337-5346
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Andrea Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children, teens and young adults with mood issues and OCD/Anxiety, as well as with the parents on various parenting struggles, teenagers with self-esteem, bullying and school/peer related stress issues. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, yet, casual and friendly environment. I have a special interest in Mindfulness and Meditation, incorporating guided imagery and Exposure Response Therapy techniques. I also run occasional groups- check out my website for more up to date info.
Hello! Thanks for visiting my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children, teens and young adults with mood issues and OCD/Anxiety, as well as with the parents on various parenting struggles, teenagers with self-esteem, bullying and school/peer related stress issues. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, yet, casual and friendly environment. I have a special interest in Mindfulness and Meditation, incorporating guided imagery and Exposure Response Therapy techniques. I also run occasional groups- check out my website for more up to date info.
(224) 803-2464 View (224) 803-2464
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Comfortable Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
My goal is to motivate people to overcome their challenges by recognizing their self worth, modifying negative thoughts/behaviors, and creating an identity that represents their most authentic self. I am a firm believer that one size does not fit all, so with my clients goals in mind, I alter my therapy techniques based on their individual needs and personalities.
My goal is to motivate people to overcome their challenges by recognizing their self worth, modifying negative thoughts/behaviors, and creating an identity that represents their most authentic self. I am a firm believer that one size does not fit all, so with my clients goals in mind, I alter my therapy techniques based on their individual needs and personalities.
(847) 499-1404 View (847) 499-1404
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Bethany Juran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Struggling is a normal part of our lives, and yet many of us try and ignore the emotional pain, and discomfort. One might try and normalize, "it's just a little anxiety" or maybe minimize, "I'm not THAT unstable, I don't need help". The truth is we all need support throughout our life time. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I have worked with clients struggling with; depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem, OCD, and those who have a diagnosis of Autism.
Struggling is a normal part of our lives, and yet many of us try and ignore the emotional pain, and discomfort. One might try and normalize, "it's just a little anxiety" or maybe minimize, "I'm not THAT unstable, I don't need help". The truth is we all need support throughout our life time. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I have worked with clients struggling with; depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem, OCD, and those who have a diagnosis of Autism.
(224) 425-4059 View (224) 425-4059
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Christine Burback
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Many of my clients come to me when life has become difficult: relationship issues, work stress, trouble with school. Together we will navigate the challenges that naturally arise such as feelings of loneliness, self-doubt, anxiety, sadness, and fear.
Many of my clients come to me when life has become difficult: relationship issues, work stress, trouble with school. Together we will navigate the challenges that naturally arise such as feelings of loneliness, self-doubt, anxiety, sadness, and fear.
(847) 748-2558 View (847) 748-2558
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Dana McKennon
Counselor, PsyD, EdS, LCPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Psychotherapy is a precious process. I believe that people are amazingly resilient and therapy is effective at maximizing an individuals potential. I help children, families, or individuals gain new knowledge of self and others. I am personable and light hearted and I meet people at whatever stage of life they are in. I work collaboratively with the client(s) to develop goals reached implementing cognitive behavioral interventions, exposure therapy for desensitization, habit reversal, and behavioral therapy for selective mutism. I encourage you to contact me and take the next step in your personal growth.
Psychotherapy is a precious process. I believe that people are amazingly resilient and therapy is effective at maximizing an individuals potential. I help children, families, or individuals gain new knowledge of self and others. I am personable and light hearted and I meet people at whatever stage of life they are in. I work collaboratively with the client(s) to develop goals reached implementing cognitive behavioral interventions, exposure therapy for desensitization, habit reversal, and behavioral therapy for selective mutism. I encourage you to contact me and take the next step in your personal growth.
(847) 665-9991 View (847) 665-9991
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Comfortable Counseling
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
As a Solution-Focused therapist specializing in Health Psychology, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, let's work together.
As a Solution-Focused therapist specializing in Health Psychology, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, let's work together.
(224) 507-6123 View (224) 507-6123
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Meghan M. Scileppi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I use empathy, personal honesty, and clear boundaries to establish therapeutic relationships. My training and professional style enable the development of healthy emotional attachment and the behavioral regulation needed to maintain a secure sense of self and family well being. I am a member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and also a member of Chi Sigma Iota in recognition of scholastic and professional excellence. I work with couples to promote healthy attachment and communication skills. I also work with children and families utilizing attachment and family system based models.
I use empathy, personal honesty, and clear boundaries to establish therapeutic relationships. My training and professional style enable the development of healthy emotional attachment and the behavioral regulation needed to maintain a secure sense of self and family well being. I am a member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and also a member of Chi Sigma Iota in recognition of scholastic and professional excellence. I work with couples to promote healthy attachment and communication skills. I also work with children and families utilizing attachment and family system based models.
(847) 512-8994 View (847) 512-8994
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Dr. Irene Liem
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
My life mission is to help individuals and couples grow and achieve their fullest potential. Since a young age, I have found myself drawn to listening to and helping others. I utilize an integrative approach to working with clients. Every client is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet the particular needs of every client. You will find a supportive and caring environment that allows you to explore your emotions, experiences, and challenges during our sessions together. My passion is to serve couples, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and the elderly with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, and PTSD symptoms.
My life mission is to help individuals and couples grow and achieve their fullest potential. Since a young age, I have found myself drawn to listening to and helping others. I utilize an integrative approach to working with clients. Every client is unique, and I tailor my approach to meet the particular needs of every client. You will find a supportive and caring environment that allows you to explore your emotions, experiences, and challenges during our sessions together. My passion is to serve couples, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and the elderly with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, and PTSD symptoms.
(708) 854-1373 View (708) 854-1373
Photo of Meghan Dunn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lincolnshire, IL
Meghan Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, QMHP
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069  (Online Only)
In the chaos of our world today, reaching out for help can be difficult, but necessary. I am proud of you for taking the first step. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Phobias, Anger, Self-Esteem, Relational Issues, or daily life stressors can be hard to manage alone. Working as partners, I can help you achieve goals so you can live the life YOU desire. Utilizing a person-centered approach, YOU are my first priority. You deserve the life you desire and together we can blaze the trail to get you where you wish to be.
In the chaos of our world today, reaching out for help can be difficult, but necessary. I am proud of you for taking the first step. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Phobias, Anger, Self-Esteem, Relational Issues, or daily life stressors can be hard to manage alone. Working as partners, I can help you achieve goals so you can live the life YOU desire. Utilizing a person-centered approach, YOU are my first priority. You deserve the life you desire and together we can blaze the trail to get you where you wish to be.
(847) 565-1471 View (847) 565-1471
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Richard Goldwasser
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I am a psychotherapist with 30 years experience working with adults, couples and families. I have run groups for men and women who struggled with relationship issues helping them communicate more openly and honestly. I have always been able to provide a safe, respectful environment allowing clients to feel comfortable sharing their concerns, fears and hopes for the future. Developing rapport and trust are a must in any successful relationship; this is especially true in therapy. At the end of our first session you will know you are in competent and caring hands making it easier to discuss difficult issues openly and honestly.
I am a psychotherapist with 30 years experience working with adults, couples and families. I have run groups for men and women who struggled with relationship issues helping them communicate more openly and honestly. I have always been able to provide a safe, respectful environment allowing clients to feel comfortable sharing their concerns, fears and hopes for the future. Developing rapport and trust are a must in any successful relationship; this is especially true in therapy. At the end of our first session you will know you are in competent and caring hands making it easier to discuss difficult issues openly and honestly.
(773) 757-6421 View (773) 757-6421
Photo of Philip J Metres Jr, Psychologist in Lincolnshire, IL
Philip J Metres Jr
Psychologist, PhD, PC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Clients motivated to change parts of themselves & their lives which are not working are exciting & challenging to work with. In particular, combat veterans & their families who are readjusting to stateside life are a specialty area of my practice. I am also interested in assisting persons who are seeking to live their lives with greater meaning & intention. I assist men who are seeking greater understanding of themselves and want to change their lives in community with other men through the Victories of the Heart program. Assisting people with grief & loss to find greater meaning & who want to live more abundantly are ideal.
Clients motivated to change parts of themselves & their lives which are not working are exciting & challenging to work with. In particular, combat veterans & their families who are readjusting to stateside life are a specialty area of my practice. I am also interested in assisting persons who are seeking to live their lives with greater meaning & intention. I assist men who are seeking greater understanding of themselves and want to change their lives in community with other men through the Victories of the Heart program. Assisting people with grief & loss to find greater meaning & who want to live more abundantly are ideal.
(847) 920-7284 View (847) 920-7284
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Mary Beth Kacyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I am a LCSW and have a passion for supporting individuals and families through significant life adjustments that affect our social-emotional well-being: parenting, supporting children and adolescents with anxiety and depression, navigating family or spousal relationship issues, and handling career stressors are at the forefront of my experience. I am most energized by learning about and equipping others with the tools necessary to develop and better themselves. Everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s needs are unique.
I am a LCSW and have a passion for supporting individuals and families through significant life adjustments that affect our social-emotional well-being: parenting, supporting children and adolescents with anxiety and depression, navigating family or spousal relationship issues, and handling career stressors are at the forefront of my experience. I am most energized by learning about and equipping others with the tools necessary to develop and better themselves. Everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s needs are unique.
(847) 443-1061 View (847) 443-1061
Photo of Louis M Schlifke, Psychologist in Lincolnshire, IL
Louis M Schlifke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I feel honored when a client allows me access to a part of them usually kept hidden. The relationship has the potential to be truly special. I enjoy my work with individuals, couples and families. I provide therapy for adolescents and adults of all ages. While I specialize in Marital/Couples therapy and ADHD, I also work well with many types of concerns including: Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Family Conflict, Work or School problems, Stress Management and Anger Management.
I feel honored when a client allows me access to a part of them usually kept hidden. The relationship has the potential to be truly special. I enjoy my work with individuals, couples and families. I provide therapy for adolescents and adults of all ages. While I specialize in Marital/Couples therapy and ADHD, I also work well with many types of concerns including: Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Family Conflict, Work or School problems, Stress Management and Anger Management.
(847) 380-8718 View (847) 380-8718
Photo of Maria N Feldgreber, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lincolnshire, IL
Maria N Feldgreber
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
I am committed to providing high quality psychological care for individuals, children and families who are facing a variety of issues in their lives. Whether your needs are for short-term problem solving or long-term growth work, we can work collaboratively to create goals for the future. Helping clients with issues such as ADD/ODD, Behavior Issues, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce issues, Family Counseling, Grief Counseling, Hospice Counseling, Individual Counseling and School Issues.
I am committed to providing high quality psychological care for individuals, children and families who are facing a variety of issues in their lives. Whether your needs are for short-term problem solving or long-term growth work, we can work collaboratively to create goals for the future. Helping clients with issues such as ADD/ODD, Behavior Issues, Depression and Anxiety, Divorce issues, Family Counseling, Grief Counseling, Hospice Counseling, Individual Counseling and School Issues.
(224) 249-6006 View (224) 249-6006
Photo of Cyndi Benner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lincolnshire, IL
Cyndi Benner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Do you find yourself feeling flooded with uncomfortable feelings like fear, sadness or just plain numb? Are you overwhelmed with life's responsibilities or the heaviness in the world? Do you find it challenging to be kind to yourself? I am passionate about working with people who feel stuck, who have a loud inner critic, who struggle to regulate emotions. I want to help you make sense of your experiences, heal from past wounds and move forward with more freedom.
Do you find yourself feeling flooded with uncomfortable feelings like fear, sadness or just plain numb? Are you overwhelmed with life's responsibilities or the heaviness in the world? Do you find it challenging to be kind to yourself? I am passionate about working with people who feel stuck, who have a loud inner critic, who struggle to regulate emotions. I want to help you make sense of your experiences, heal from past wounds and move forward with more freedom.
(224) 412-5174 View (224) 412-5174
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Sharon Bloch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Whether you are experiencing a heartbreak, a new diagnosis, or trying to understand how you arrived at this place in your life, my job as your therapist is to assist you through these struggles and explore alternative ways to think and cope. I will provide a compassionate place for you to freely express yourself and give you honest feedback. We will tailor your individual treatment to reflect your concerns and goals while we regularly re-evaluate our progress.
Whether you are experiencing a heartbreak, a new diagnosis, or trying to understand how you arrived at this place in your life, my job as your therapist is to assist you through these struggles and explore alternative ways to think and cope. I will provide a compassionate place for you to freely express yourself and give you honest feedback. We will tailor your individual treatment to reflect your concerns and goals while we regularly re-evaluate our progress.
(847) 243-6622 View (847) 243-6622
Photo of Cathy Drucker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lincolnshire, IL
Cathy Drucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
In June of 2023, I will reach forty years as a psychotherapist. I have practiced in the states of Ohio, Arizona, and currently in Illinois. I have worked with a wide range client population. My six specialties include adolescent and adult substance abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and stress management. Other areas include all those stated in this profile. Moreover, I provide individual, couples counseling, family therapy, and group therapy. Making the decision to get counseling, can be a very anxiety provoking situation. Actually, taking the step to get counseling is an enormous strength!
In June of 2023, I will reach forty years as a psychotherapist. I have practiced in the states of Ohio, Arizona, and currently in Illinois. I have worked with a wide range client population. My six specialties include adolescent and adult substance abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and stress management. Other areas include all those stated in this profile. Moreover, I provide individual, couples counseling, family therapy, and group therapy. Making the decision to get counseling, can be a very anxiety provoking situation. Actually, taking the step to get counseling is an enormous strength!
(847) 331-7292 View (847) 331-7292

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Number of Therapists in Lincolnshire, IL

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lincolnshire, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief
59% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Aetna

How Therapists in Lincolnshire, IL see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lincolnshire?

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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.