Therapists in South Elgin, IL

Photo of Alison L. Andrews, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Elgin, IL
Alison L. Andrews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
I value the importance of the client-therapist relationship and strive to assist clients in gaining insights into their behavior. I attentively listen to each client empathetically, to help identify and define target problems, and together we develop the therapeutic treatment plan to best meet their unique needs and goals. I collaborate with schools, doctors, and other sources to assist in advocating for my clients. In addition, I provide tools, strategies, and resources to increase my clients’ coping and problem-solving skills that can be of life long benefit to my clients.
I value the importance of the client-therapist relationship and strive to assist clients in gaining insights into their behavior. I attentively listen to each client empathetically, to help identify and define target problems, and together we develop the therapeutic treatment plan to best meet their unique needs and goals. I collaborate with schools, doctors, and other sources to assist in advocating for my clients. In addition, I provide tools, strategies, and resources to increase my clients’ coping and problem-solving skills that can be of life long benefit to my clients.
(331) 259-8744 View (331) 259-8744
Photo of Eric J Nielsen, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Eric J Nielsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
Congratulations. You might not know it but you have taken the first big step in your mental health journey. By researching Mental Health Professionals you have made a conscious decision to heal your mind and have acknowledged that you are worth that healing. You may be asking yourself, “How do I know what therapist is best for me? Where do I even start in finding the right fit?” The answers to those questions are simple. Find a Counselor that is like minded. Pick someone that you feel will connect with you. I advise prospective clients that success in the therapy room comes when people connect-not through degrees and certifications.
Congratulations. You might not know it but you have taken the first big step in your mental health journey. By researching Mental Health Professionals you have made a conscious decision to heal your mind and have acknowledged that you are worth that healing. You may be asking yourself, “How do I know what therapist is best for me? Where do I even start in finding the right fit?” The answers to those questions are simple. Find a Counselor that is like minded. Pick someone that you feel will connect with you. I advise prospective clients that success in the therapy room comes when people connect-not through degrees and certifications.
(630) 593-7665 View (630) 593-7665
Photo of Gwyn Zmolek, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Gwyn Zmolek
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, EMDR-T, CCMHC
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177  (Online Only)
I realize that for some clients, the decision to enter therapy is made during a stressful time. However, I believe that these times can be useful in serving as a catalyst for change that leads to a happier, healthier life. I am strongly committed to helping my clients achieve satisfaction in all areas of their lives. I use a practical and skillful approach to problem solving that enables my clients to identify and overcome obstacles impeding their personal growth. I assists my clients in embracing their potential and building on their strengths so that they may experience improved interactions with others and their environment.
I realize that for some clients, the decision to enter therapy is made during a stressful time. However, I believe that these times can be useful in serving as a catalyst for change that leads to a happier, healthier life. I am strongly committed to helping my clients achieve satisfaction in all areas of their lives. I use a practical and skillful approach to problem solving that enables my clients to identify and overcome obstacles impeding their personal growth. I assists my clients in embracing their potential and building on their strengths so that they may experience improved interactions with others and their environment.
(630) 465-5867 View (630) 465-5867
Photo of Nicholas G Lattanzio, Psychologist in South Elgin, IL
Nicholas G Lattanzio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177  (Online Only)
My orientation towards psychology was born out of my own difficulties in life; I want to make sure that those who seek help are able to get it. That said, I do best with clients who are at their worst, rock bottom. Fear of death and existential concerns, intrusive thoughts and urges, powerful and intense emotions, chronic stress and fatigue, loss of sense of self, lack of meaning and purpose in life, not being able to tell what's real and what isn't, regardless what it is. Whatever is your breaking point is the point at which you can change your life forever, I can help you through that process. The only way out is through.
My orientation towards psychology was born out of my own difficulties in life; I want to make sure that those who seek help are able to get it. That said, I do best with clients who are at their worst, rock bottom. Fear of death and existential concerns, intrusive thoughts and urges, powerful and intense emotions, chronic stress and fatigue, loss of sense of self, lack of meaning and purpose in life, not being able to tell what's real and what isn't, regardless what it is. Whatever is your breaking point is the point at which you can change your life forever, I can help you through that process. The only way out is through.
(630) 387-6887 View (630) 387-6887
Photo of Diane Katherine Comer, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Diane Katherine Comer
Counselor, LCPC, RN, MA
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
Not accepting new clients
I have broad experience working with women and men on medical issues and mood disorders. I also have received specialized training in working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality disorder) and adult sexual abuse survivors. If you are struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues, I may be the person to help you. Do you want a therapist who will listen attentively, guide you through life's transitions, and assist you to meet goals and needs? Please contact me with confidence.
I have broad experience working with women and men on medical issues and mood disorders. I also have received specialized training in working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personality disorder) and adult sexual abuse survivors. If you are struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues, I may be the person to help you. Do you want a therapist who will listen attentively, guide you through life's transitions, and assist you to meet goals and needs? Please contact me with confidence.
(815) 718-6332 View (815) 718-6332
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Bobby Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
As you begin your search for a therapist, you may have thought something like, “How am I supposed to find the best therapist for me?” Perhaps you were told to look for a certain certification, a set of initials, or a particular theory on a website or bio. But perhaps you are still afraid of making the “wrong choice.” Here’s the piece of advice I give young people and their parents who are in situations just like yours– “Find someone you like.” Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of success is the connection made between the counselor and client rather than the theory or certification.
As you begin your search for a therapist, you may have thought something like, “How am I supposed to find the best therapist for me?” Perhaps you were told to look for a certain certification, a set of initials, or a particular theory on a website or bio. But perhaps you are still afraid of making the “wrong choice.” Here’s the piece of advice I give young people and their parents who are in situations just like yours– “Find someone you like.” Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of success is the connection made between the counselor and client rather than the theory or certification.
(224) 268-0202 View (224) 268-0202
Photo of Elizabeth Jackson, Pre-Licensed Professional in South Elgin, IL
Elizabeth Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
Life is made up of shaping experiences. Some of those events shape us for the better and other incidents leave scars that are hard to walk away from. As you consider whether counseling is for you, my hope would be that you know that you matter and deserve to be cared for. You do not have to face those experiences alone. For whichever reason has you on this page reading therapy bios, I hope you will see myself and this team at Rally Point Counseling as advocates that will partner with you in pursuing changes that will help you successfully get to your desired outcomes.
Life is made up of shaping experiences. Some of those events shape us for the better and other incidents leave scars that are hard to walk away from. As you consider whether counseling is for you, my hope would be that you know that you matter and deserve to be cared for. You do not have to face those experiences alone. For whichever reason has you on this page reading therapy bios, I hope you will see myself and this team at Rally Point Counseling as advocates that will partner with you in pursuing changes that will help you successfully get to your desired outcomes.
(630) 345-8642 View (630) 345-8642
Photo of Clear Path Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Elgin, IL
Clear Path Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MS
Verified
6 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
At Clear Path Counseling, we believe everyone deserves the chance to unlock their full potential and enjoy brighter days ahead. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following, we want to help: Anxiety, Depression & Mood Disorders, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Relationship/Communication Issues, Divorce/Family Conflict, Low Self Esteem, Grief/Bereavement, Emotional Regulation, Behavioral/Social Skill Concerns, ADHD, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Trauma, Anger Management. Feel free to check out our website to learn more about our clinicians! We also provide services in Spanish!
At Clear Path Counseling, we believe everyone deserves the chance to unlock their full potential and enjoy brighter days ahead. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following, we want to help: Anxiety, Depression & Mood Disorders, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Relationship/Communication Issues, Divorce/Family Conflict, Low Self Esteem, Grief/Bereavement, Emotional Regulation, Behavioral/Social Skill Concerns, ADHD, Substance Abuse/Addiction, Trauma, Anger Management. Feel free to check out our website to learn more about our clinicians! We also provide services in Spanish!
(630) 449-3272 View (630) 449-3272
Photo of Brandon Aguillard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Elgin, IL
Brandon Aguillard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
We all possess the ability for healing, growth, and self-development. Sometimes our efforts toward improvement need helpful nudges. As a therapist, I hope to join you on your journey in the here and now, walking alongside you, the challenges you face, and the growth you hope to experience. Of course, self-healing can be done alone, yet sometimes a therapist can be a helpful addition.
We all possess the ability for healing, growth, and self-development. Sometimes our efforts toward improvement need helpful nudges. As a therapist, I hope to join you on your journey in the here and now, walking alongside you, the challenges you face, and the growth you hope to experience. Of course, self-healing can be done alone, yet sometimes a therapist can be a helpful addition.
(847) 512-3826 View (847) 512-3826
Photo of Norma Villalon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Elgin, IL
Norma Villalon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCW
South Elgin, IL 60177
If you are reading this... then it's probably getting harder to ignore the little voice deep inside that's urging you to make a change. It's challenging you to stop the conflict in your relationship, to pay attention to the sadness and anxiety that just keeps getting stronger, it's asking you to change the way you're dealing with stress. These issues are interfering with mood, your performance at work and the way you deal with your children. You are losing yourself somewhere along the way and now something inside is yearning to be strong again!
If you are reading this... then it's probably getting harder to ignore the little voice deep inside that's urging you to make a change. It's challenging you to stop the conflict in your relationship, to pay attention to the sadness and anxiety that just keeps getting stronger, it's asking you to change the way you're dealing with stress. These issues are interfering with mood, your performance at work and the way you deal with your children. You are losing yourself somewhere along the way and now something inside is yearning to be strong again!
(847) 802-8798 View (847) 802-8798
Photo of Dr Karen Falk, Psychologist in South Elgin, IL
Dr Karen Falk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
I have over twenty years of experience in the mental health field helping children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, grief, trauma and relationship issues in individual and family therapy at hospitals, schools, community centers and in private practice.
I have over twenty years of experience in the mental health field helping children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, grief, trauma and relationship issues in individual and family therapy at hospitals, schools, community centers and in private practice.
(847) 416-0651 View (847) 416-0651
Photo of Kate Feifar Kindle, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Kate Feifar Kindle
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
Hi, I'm Kate! I enjoy working with many different clients with varying presenting concerns. I work with children aged 8 and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adjustments and life changes, self esteem issues, and more. I particularly connect well with adolescent, young adult, and adult women, as well as men struggling with self expression or deep-seeded anxiety or mood issues. Working with adolescent girls is definitely a passion, and I have enjoyed working with them individually, in family therapy, as well as running various groups and workshops.
Hi, I'm Kate! I enjoy working with many different clients with varying presenting concerns. I work with children aged 8 and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adjustments and life changes, self esteem issues, and more. I particularly connect well with adolescent, young adult, and adult women, as well as men struggling with self expression or deep-seeded anxiety or mood issues. Working with adolescent girls is definitely a passion, and I have enjoyed working with them individually, in family therapy, as well as running various groups and workshops.
(630) 394-6232 View (630) 394-6232
Photo of Jean Hendrix, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Jean Hendrix
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
My name is Jean Hendrix and I specialize in trauma informed therapy. Are you experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, or past trauma? Do you have a special needs or gifted child and need to talk to a therapist who understands? Do you want to improve your interpersonal relationships? I connect with clients with humor, warmth, insight, empathy and compassion. My ideal client is highly motivated to participate in sessions and work towards goals. Therapy can enhance your life. I consider it a privilege to empower clients to achieve their highest potential and lead a satisfying life.
My name is Jean Hendrix and I specialize in trauma informed therapy. Are you experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, or past trauma? Do you have a special needs or gifted child and need to talk to a therapist who understands? Do you want to improve your interpersonal relationships? I connect with clients with humor, warmth, insight, empathy and compassion. My ideal client is highly motivated to participate in sessions and work towards goals. Therapy can enhance your life. I consider it a privilege to empower clients to achieve their highest potential and lead a satisfying life.
(630) 283-8302 View (630) 283-8302
Photo of Karen M Bridwell, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Karen M Bridwell
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
There are varieties of reasons why people seek counseling, but no matter what the motivation, I believe they want and need to be accepted right where they are. I approach each person's unique story from a nonjudgmental position, as I seek to understand their perspective in an effort to help them overcome their challenges. Developing a therapeutic relationship is important as the client and I work together in deciding, developing, and pursuing agreed upon objectives. I consider it a privilege to serve others and help them for a time on their life's journey.
There are varieties of reasons why people seek counseling, but no matter what the motivation, I believe they want and need to be accepted right where they are. I approach each person's unique story from a nonjudgmental position, as I seek to understand their perspective in an effort to help them overcome their challenges. Developing a therapeutic relationship is important as the client and I work together in deciding, developing, and pursuing agreed upon objectives. I consider it a privilege to serve others and help them for a time on their life's journey.
(224) 365-8317 View (224) 365-8317
Photo of Dawn G Zappitelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Elgin, IL
Dawn G Zappitelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
Successful counseling occurs when you find a therapist you can connect with, who makes you feel heard and values your thoughts and goals for the future. A positive therapist who enjoys learning who you are, and building on your strengths. If you allow me to walk with you in your struggles and victories, I will give you fair and honest feedback, and will challenge you to attain your goals. My Masters Degree from Aurora University, my rich work experience, as well as my own life journey give me valuable insights and wisdom that help me relate to my clients.
Successful counseling occurs when you find a therapist you can connect with, who makes you feel heard and values your thoughts and goals for the future. A positive therapist who enjoys learning who you are, and building on your strengths. If you allow me to walk with you in your struggles and victories, I will give you fair and honest feedback, and will challenge you to attain your goals. My Masters Degree from Aurora University, my rich work experience, as well as my own life journey give me valuable insights and wisdom that help me relate to my clients.
(630) 517-0139 View (630) 517-0139
Photo of Karissa Tobey, Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Karissa Tobey
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
For some of us our internal dialogue with ourselves could be described as anything but kind. We can be critical, self-deprecating, or devaluing of our experience due to past traumas that have informed a part of who we are, shame or guilt associated with our identity, or fear of experiencing ourselves as selfish. At times we can be so angry with ourselves for feeling that we are trapped in a cycle of attempting to do enough for others to finally have permission to be ourselves. This anger can give way to burn out, isolation, depression, and resignation. It can feel impossible to break out of that space.
For some of us our internal dialogue with ourselves could be described as anything but kind. We can be critical, self-deprecating, or devaluing of our experience due to past traumas that have informed a part of who we are, shame or guilt associated with our identity, or fear of experiencing ourselves as selfish. At times we can be so angry with ourselves for feeling that we are trapped in a cycle of attempting to do enough for others to finally have permission to be ourselves. This anger can give way to burn out, isolation, depression, and resignation. It can feel impossible to break out of that space.
(630) 869-5323 View (630) 869-5323
Photo of Raymond Mikula, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Raymond Mikula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
I believe that people are, by our very nature, social beings. We all understand that there are trials and tribulations throughout our lives. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, marital strife, and other mental health concerns can arise even in the strongest of people and relationships. I utilize empathic listening and other skills to foster a safe, respectful, and caring environment for all my clients. In doing so, I hope my clients can safely explore the strength and resilience within themselves. I hope to help my clients grow and realize their potentials so as to be better equipped for life's journey.
I believe that people are, by our very nature, social beings. We all understand that there are trials and tribulations throughout our lives. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, marital strife, and other mental health concerns can arise even in the strongest of people and relationships. I utilize empathic listening and other skills to foster a safe, respectful, and caring environment for all my clients. In doing so, I hope my clients can safely explore the strength and resilience within themselves. I hope to help my clients grow and realize their potentials so as to be better equipped for life's journey.
(847) 845-2618 View (847) 845-2618
Photo of Nelicia Butler, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Nelicia Butler
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177  (Online Only)
Sometimes life's challenges can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for Black women of color. If you're managing complex trauma and anxiety, I'm here to guide your healing journey. I specialize in supporting those who've faced challenging situations (complex trauma) and can help you find clarity and renewed purpose. Explore your identity, values, and strengths in a judgment-free space. Let's reduce your suffering together.
Sometimes life's challenges can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for Black women of color. If you're managing complex trauma and anxiety, I'm here to guide your healing journey. I specialize in supporting those who've faced challenging situations (complex trauma) and can help you find clarity and renewed purpose. Explore your identity, values, and strengths in a judgment-free space. Let's reduce your suffering together.
(331) 246-1169 View (331) 246-1169
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St Charles Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Elgin, IL 60177
Being able to discuss our current challenges calls for a supportive conversation. Often these challenges contribute to depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts if not addressed. I work with individuals from all walks of life whether you are looking for individual, couples, or group counseling; I will ensure that your voice is heard.
Being able to discuss our current challenges calls for a supportive conversation. Often these challenges contribute to depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts if not addressed. I work with individuals from all walks of life whether you are looking for individual, couples, or group counseling; I will ensure that your voice is heard.
(630) 381-5817 View (630) 381-5817
Photo of Alexa Nicole Talarico, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Elgin, IL
Alexa Nicole Talarico
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
South Elgin, IL 60177
I work with teenage, young adult, and adult clients looking to work on managing their symptoms related to depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, life transitions, and other mood and thought disorders.
I work with teenage, young adult, and adult clients looking to work on managing their symptoms related to depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, life transitions, and other mood and thought disorders.
(630) 474-8374 View (630) 474-8374

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Number of Therapists in South Elgin, IL

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in South Elgin, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in South Elgin, IL see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Elgin?

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.