Therapists in Peoria Heights, IL

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Hope Counseling and Therapy Services, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
We all want to be happy and feel hopeful about the future, but sometimes life's stressors can make it quite challenging. Therapy can help. I work with clients to teach them healthy coping and how to change their perspective. A new way of thinking can truly make a significant impact on how a person feels. I am trained in EMDR therapy, a powerful treatment for trauma and PTSD. I graduated from Bradley University with a masters degree in Human Development Counseling and have over 10 years experience providing therapy.
We all want to be happy and feel hopeful about the future, but sometimes life's stressors can make it quite challenging. Therapy can help. I work with clients to teach them healthy coping and how to change their perspective. A new way of thinking can truly make a significant impact on how a person feels. I am trained in EMDR therapy, a powerful treatment for trauma and PTSD. I graduated from Bradley University with a masters degree in Human Development Counseling and have over 10 years experience providing therapy.
(309) 300-3077 View (309) 300-3077
Photo of Jamie Sabo, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Peoria Heights, IL
Jamie Sabo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
My heart and approach. My heart: We were created to know others and be known by others – the desire is just hardwired into us. Why is such an innate desire often so difficult to fulfill? We are all broken and flawed in some ways and that can get in the way of having the secure relationships we long for. I feel honored when people allow me to see their brokenness and flaws, to bear witness to the way they have been hurt and have hurt others. Somehow, when people’s vulnerability is met with acceptance, over time a secure relationship is built.
My heart and approach. My heart: We were created to know others and be known by others – the desire is just hardwired into us. Why is such an innate desire often so difficult to fulfill? We are all broken and flawed in some ways and that can get in the way of having the secure relationships we long for. I feel honored when people allow me to see their brokenness and flaws, to bear witness to the way they have been hurt and have hurt others. Somehow, when people’s vulnerability is met with acceptance, over time a secure relationship is built.
(309) 790-3261 View (309) 790-3261
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Jason Davis
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
I believe counseling is a collaborative process that's rooted in a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I focus on creating a sense of safety and trust that allows for exploration of vulnerabilities, recognition of strengths/weaknesses, and increasing insight into your patterns of thinking and behavior. I bring an individualized, eclectic approach that utilizes multiple theoretical orientations into my personal therapeutic style. My main goal is for you to feel like you're healing and growing as a person in all areas of life.
I believe counseling is a collaborative process that's rooted in a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I focus on creating a sense of safety and trust that allows for exploration of vulnerabilities, recognition of strengths/weaknesses, and increasing insight into your patterns of thinking and behavior. I bring an individualized, eclectic approach that utilizes multiple theoretical orientations into my personal therapeutic style. My main goal is for you to feel like you're healing and growing as a person in all areas of life.
(309) 271-1696 View (309) 271-1696
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Corey Hopson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
The struggle is real but through hope, growth, faith and transformation we heal. We all have a story to tell. No persons story is any better or worse than anyone else's. I can attest to the struggle to reach out for help and the need to be vulnerable. I am someone who is there to help guide you through those tough times. The courage and strength that it takes to reach out for help is the first step and a critical component to healing. The willingness to seek help and be vulnerable is actually a sign of strength. Let me help you on that journey!
The struggle is real but through hope, growth, faith and transformation we heal. We all have a story to tell. No persons story is any better or worse than anyone else's. I can attest to the struggle to reach out for help and the need to be vulnerable. I am someone who is there to help guide you through those tough times. The courage and strength that it takes to reach out for help is the first step and a critical component to healing. The willingness to seek help and be vulnerable is actually a sign of strength. Let me help you on that journey!
(309) 250-2967 View (309) 250-2967
Photo of Kyle Pearson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Peoria Heights, IL
Kyle Pearson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
We all want intimacy and intimacy is a risky endeavor. Navigating risk in relationship shakes us to the core and can be made more complicated by the reactions of our loved ones. In therapy we’ll pay attention to the treasure trove of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur as we risk growth and connection with others. We’ll pay attention to being good recipients of our loved ones efforts to grow and connect. And we’ll find strategies to remain grounded in slow steady progress towards a fulfilled and powerful self. Counseling will be challenging and raw and fun and I promise to bring my full self to session
We all want intimacy and intimacy is a risky endeavor. Navigating risk in relationship shakes us to the core and can be made more complicated by the reactions of our loved ones. In therapy we’ll pay attention to the treasure trove of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur as we risk growth and connection with others. We’ll pay attention to being good recipients of our loved ones efforts to grow and connect. And we’ll find strategies to remain grounded in slow steady progress towards a fulfilled and powerful self. Counseling will be challenging and raw and fun and I promise to bring my full self to session
(309) 955-5389 View (309) 955-5389
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Mary Beth Cunningham
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Waitlist for new clients
My office is a judgement-free zone when helping my clients to achieve their goal of a higher quality of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who is skilled in diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. I have over a decade of experience helping adolescents and adults overcome barriers related to mood & anxiety disorders, trauma-related stressors, substance use disorders, grief & loss, and educational difficulties related to learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses. I am a client-centered therapist and am able to tailor treatment goals to each individual's needs using evidence-based approaches.
My office is a judgement-free zone when helping my clients to achieve their goal of a higher quality of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who is skilled in diagnosing and treating mental health disorders. I have over a decade of experience helping adolescents and adults overcome barriers related to mood & anxiety disorders, trauma-related stressors, substance use disorders, grief & loss, and educational difficulties related to learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses. I am a client-centered therapist and am able to tailor treatment goals to each individual's needs using evidence-based approaches.
(309) 213-2825 View (309) 213-2825
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Shannon Jo Erdmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Currently Accepting new clients. Realizing that it might be time to make some changes in your life can be a hard realization, and even harder to reach out for support on your journey. You are taking a brave step and it would be my honor to walk beside you as you work toward understanding what works best for you.
Currently Accepting new clients. Realizing that it might be time to make some changes in your life can be a hard realization, and even harder to reach out for support on your journey. You are taking a brave step and it would be my honor to walk beside you as you work toward understanding what works best for you.
(309) 248-5959 View (309) 248-5959
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Lisa Schwab
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CTC, DCC, EAS-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Life can be hard, painful, confusing, scary, and challenging. Events happen that leave us reeling with brokenness, grief, disbelief, guilt, fear, insecurity, and shame. We don't know what to do or which way to turn or how we got here in the first place. We may hold onto false beliefs about our self-worth, negative thoughts that tear us apart, relationships that are toxic, and behaviors that are destructive. All in an attempt to somehow alleviate how we are feeling. I am here to partner with you in working towards wholeness and healing and to empower you to move forward, happily and confidently.
Life can be hard, painful, confusing, scary, and challenging. Events happen that leave us reeling with brokenness, grief, disbelief, guilt, fear, insecurity, and shame. We don't know what to do or which way to turn or how we got here in the first place. We may hold onto false beliefs about our self-worth, negative thoughts that tear us apart, relationships that are toxic, and behaviors that are destructive. All in an attempt to somehow alleviate how we are feeling. I am here to partner with you in working towards wholeness and healing and to empower you to move forward, happily and confidently.
(309) 228-4676 View (309) 228-4676
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Jessica L Wooden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Are you ready to work through past hurts or unresolved issues so that you can have more peace in your life? I want to help you develop more insight into some of your unresolved issues you may be struggling with so that you can feel better. Do you want to feel more confident in yourself and work through negative beliefs you may have been struggling with for years? I want to help you and be that supportive and empathetic person to guide you through those things.
Are you ready to work through past hurts or unresolved issues so that you can have more peace in your life? I want to help you develop more insight into some of your unresolved issues you may be struggling with so that you can feel better. Do you want to feel more confident in yourself and work through negative beliefs you may have been struggling with for years? I want to help you and be that supportive and empathetic person to guide you through those things.
(309) 220-5632 View (309) 220-5632
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Bess Practice, LLC
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LCPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways." I enjoy working who are struggling to cope, adjust or heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, personality and/or family issues. I use a broad range of theory in practice to address client concerns and moving them into wellness.
"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways." I enjoy working who are struggling to cope, adjust or heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, personality and/or family issues. I use a broad range of theory in practice to address client concerns and moving them into wellness.
(309) 326-5820 View (309) 326-5820
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Wisnu Meier
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Life is meant to be lived well, yet it presents constant changes and challenges which can cause us to feel overwhelmed. Whether you are seeking relief from stress, depression and anxiety, trying to resolve some relationship issues, or understanding your children's concerns, I can help. If you have experienced a loss and would like to take the journey toward recovery so you can experience joy again, I can help. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and Writing for emotional healing, I will help you find the path to inner peace. Call/text (309) 472-0798.
Life is meant to be lived well, yet it presents constant changes and challenges which can cause us to feel overwhelmed. Whether you are seeking relief from stress, depression and anxiety, trying to resolve some relationship issues, or understanding your children's concerns, I can help. If you have experienced a loss and would like to take the journey toward recovery so you can experience joy again, I can help. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and Writing for emotional healing, I will help you find the path to inner peace. Call/text (309) 472-0798.
(309) 874-4875 View (309) 874-4875
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Melissa McAuley
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Are you tired of trying to hold it all together? Have you turned to alcohol or drugs to cope? Are friends and family increasingly concerned? Are you fighting more with your partner or loved ones? Are you blowing up in anger or simply avoiding conflict? Are consequences piling up in relationships, at home, work, or school? Do you have trouble recognizing the face in the mirror? Are you watching as this becomes the reality for a loved one? I am profoundly aware of the toll alcohol and drugs can take on individuals and families from my 6 years experience in addiction treatment.
Are you tired of trying to hold it all together? Have you turned to alcohol or drugs to cope? Are friends and family increasingly concerned? Are you fighting more with your partner or loved ones? Are you blowing up in anger or simply avoiding conflict? Are consequences piling up in relationships, at home, work, or school? Do you have trouble recognizing the face in the mirror? Are you watching as this becomes the reality for a loved one? I am profoundly aware of the toll alcohol and drugs can take on individuals and families from my 6 years experience in addiction treatment.
(309) 388-3115 View (309) 388-3115
Photo of Becca Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria Heights, IL
Becca Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
I have a lifelong interest in the healing power of art. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative alliance between the client and the counselor, with the goals of increasing insight, removing roadblocks to growth, and reframing perceptions. I emphasize the creativity of human beings and their striving to live balanced, meaningful lives.
I have a lifelong interest in the healing power of art. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative alliance between the client and the counselor, with the goals of increasing insight, removing roadblocks to growth, and reframing perceptions. I emphasize the creativity of human beings and their striving to live balanced, meaningful lives.
(309) 518-9067 View (309) 518-9067
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Julie Eaton
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Twists and turns are part of life, but having an impartial voice that lends a new perspective can make navigating them easier. We all have our own struggles, experiences, and obstacles. We also have our own strengths, talents, and resources. Realizing how to utilize your unique strengths to discover ways to overcome obstacles is my passion. We all have our differences and it is those differences that give us strength as individuals, couples, families, and communities.
Twists and turns are part of life, but having an impartial voice that lends a new perspective can make navigating them easier. We all have our own struggles, experiences, and obstacles. We also have our own strengths, talents, and resources. Realizing how to utilize your unique strengths to discover ways to overcome obstacles is my passion. We all have our differences and it is those differences that give us strength as individuals, couples, families, and communities.
(309) 322-9082 View (309) 322-9082
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Regina Bridges
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
My name is Regina Bridges. Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed listening to and supporting others. My goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds feel heard and empowered. I find it a privilege to be part of the process of growth for each client I am able to serve. I approach therapy through a holistic and person centered lens focusing on the whole person where they are the expert and author of their own story.
My name is Regina Bridges. Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed listening to and supporting others. My goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds feel heard and empowered. I find it a privilege to be part of the process of growth for each client I am able to serve. I approach therapy through a holistic and person centered lens focusing on the whole person where they are the expert and author of their own story.
(309) 245-8814 View (309) 245-8814
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Kyle Freiburger
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Beginning the process of counseling can be a very different type of experience. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable enough to discuss personal and sometimes traumatic topics about one’s life is not always an easy task. As someone who has been in counseling, myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step. This is why I became a counselor. I understand that faith can be an important part of one’s life and am able to integrate concepts of faith into counseling, based on each individual’s preference. I also realize that some wish to focus solely on therapeutic concepts and want to engage you where you are.
Beginning the process of counseling can be a very different type of experience. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable enough to discuss personal and sometimes traumatic topics about one’s life is not always an easy task. As someone who has been in counseling, myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step. This is why I became a counselor. I understand that faith can be an important part of one’s life and am able to integrate concepts of faith into counseling, based on each individual’s preference. I also realize that some wish to focus solely on therapeutic concepts and want to engage you where you are.
(309) 274-0765 View (309) 274-0765
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Emily Trulson, LCPC Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CPT, SSN
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616  (Online Only)
I help guide adult women that are struggling from many complex issues such as: PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, burnout, body image, self-esteem concerns, adjustment disorders, eating disorders and many more mental disorders.
I help guide adult women that are struggling from many complex issues such as: PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, burnout, body image, self-esteem concerns, adjustment disorders, eating disorders and many more mental disorders.
(309) 296-0145 View (309) 296-0145
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Kerry Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Immediate appointments available! Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to overcome adversity or traumatic experiences? You have just taken the first step in the process of reaching your full potential. Not sure where to go from here? That's okay. I'm here to help. I am committed to walking with you in that journey by building a safe, nonjudgmental environment and helping you to find the answers within you.
Immediate appointments available! Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you trying to overcome adversity or traumatic experiences? You have just taken the first step in the process of reaching your full potential. Not sure where to go from here? That's okay. I'm here to help. I am committed to walking with you in that journey by building a safe, nonjudgmental environment and helping you to find the answers within you.
(309) 790-3582 View (309) 790-3582

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Erin Creighton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Erin, and I help women heal! Perhaps you have felt the paralyzing grip of anxiety or have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. You may have tried to move past your pain with limited success. No matter how long you've struggled or how long ago the traumatic experience occurred, recovery is always possible, but you may need specialized support! As a trauma-focused therapist with 17+ years of clinical experience, I am here to provide you with the professional care you need to move from surviving into thriving.
Hi! I'm Erin, and I help women heal! Perhaps you have felt the paralyzing grip of anxiety or have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. You may have tried to move past your pain with limited success. No matter how long you've struggled or how long ago the traumatic experience occurred, recovery is always possible, but you may need specialized support! As a trauma-focused therapist with 17+ years of clinical experience, I am here to provide you with the professional care you need to move from surviving into thriving.
(309) 233-2612 View (309) 233-2612
Photo of Jessica Thomas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Peoria Heights, IL
Jessica Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Jessica Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated with a Master's of Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Each person is impacted by unique challenges and empowered by individual strengths. Jessica finds it a privilege to support clients as they discover the best version of themselves and unlock their potential. Outside of work, Jessica is married and has two children that make her laugh endlessly. She loves being home, spending time outdoors, and getting together with her extended family.
Jessica Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated with a Master's of Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Each person is impacted by unique challenges and empowered by individual strengths. Jessica finds it a privilege to support clients as they discover the best version of themselves and unlock their potential. Outside of work, Jessica is married and has two children that make her laugh endlessly. She loves being home, spending time outdoors, and getting together with her extended family.
(309) 328-3440 View (309) 328-3440

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Number of Therapists in Peoria Heights, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Peoria Heights, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
94% Coping Skills
89% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Peoria Heights, IL see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Peoria Heights?

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.

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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.