Therapists in Jefferson Parish, LA

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Photo of Michelle Waghorne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson Parish, LA
Michelle Waghorne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDWF, CCTSI
1 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70001
Not accepting new clients
Life is meant to be lived fully! Maybe anxiety, depression, poor self-image, shame, or the effects of painful past experiences are holding you back from living your fullest life. Maybe you feel like something is wrong or off, and your life could be better. Maybe your desire is personal growth, an improved sense of self, freedom from shame, or deeper and more fulfilling relationships. Whatever you may be feeling, there is always hope for a better tomorrow. We can work together to develop the tools necessary to live a life you love.
Life is meant to be lived fully! Maybe anxiety, depression, poor self-image, shame, or the effects of painful past experiences are holding you back from living your fullest life. Maybe you feel like something is wrong or off, and your life could be better. Maybe your desire is personal growth, an improved sense of self, freedom from shame, or deeper and more fulfilling relationships. Whatever you may be feeling, there is always hope for a better tomorrow. We can work together to develop the tools necessary to live a life you love.
(504) 226-5953 View (504) 226-5953
Photo of Danielle Lefort, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Danielle Lefort
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70002
Couples often experience emotional disconnect after years of being together. Life stressors can impact relationships in unforeseen ways that we cannot imagine when we first decide to take the journey with someone we love. If you feel as though things have gotten off track and you are ready to heal and repair your partnership so that you can feel secure and happy in your partnership, you're in the right place. If you are struggling with trust, insecurities, or old wounds that just won't stop hurting, you're not alone, I am here to help. Start healing today.
Couples often experience emotional disconnect after years of being together. Life stressors can impact relationships in unforeseen ways that we cannot imagine when we first decide to take the journey with someone we love. If you feel as though things have gotten off track and you are ready to heal and repair your partnership so that you can feel secure and happy in your partnership, you're in the right place. If you are struggling with trust, insecurities, or old wounds that just won't stop hurting, you're not alone, I am here to help. Start healing today.
(985) 238-3672 View (985) 238-3672
Photo of Eric Dishongh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Eric Dishongh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Harahan, LA 70123
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Private Practice, I serve individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, anger management, marital issues, adolescent issues, family issues, etc. I have an "appreciative" approach to counseling, which focuses on strengths to create positive change. Principles utilized include thankfulness, forgiveness, hope, joy, and perseverance.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Private Practice, I serve individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. Common concerns include depression, anxiety, anger management, marital issues, adolescent issues, family issues, etc. I have an "appreciative" approach to counseling, which focuses on strengths to create positive change. Principles utilized include thankfulness, forgiveness, hope, joy, and perseverance.
(504) 383-7528 View (504) 383-7528
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Donald Songy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70001
People turn to counseling when they feel most overwhelmed. Failed attempts to fix complex issues have only added to the piling frustration. One of the rewards in being a therapist is the inspiration I get in watching my clients grow despite their endured suffering. My name is Donny, and I would like to be the first to congratulate you on making the first step towards wellness. I've helped families reduce tension, marriages regain long-lost attunement, and aided those suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and loss. And I would like to help you get back on track.
People turn to counseling when they feel most overwhelmed. Failed attempts to fix complex issues have only added to the piling frustration. One of the rewards in being a therapist is the inspiration I get in watching my clients grow despite their endured suffering. My name is Donny, and I would like to be the first to congratulate you on making the first step towards wellness. I've helped families reduce tension, marriages regain long-lost attunement, and aided those suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and loss. And I would like to help you get back on track.
(504) 826-8795 View (504) 826-8795
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Brennan Behavior Group
PhD, BCAB
Verified
Metairie, LA 70005
At Brennan Behavior Group, we strive to provide a very supportive and open atmosphere where we can work with you to discover the personal strengths and weaknesses which drive your life. Our goal is to educate our clients so that they can feel informed when making decisions in their life and navigating their relationships.
At Brennan Behavior Group, we strive to provide a very supportive and open atmosphere where we can work with you to discover the personal strengths and weaknesses which drive your life. Our goal is to educate our clients so that they can feel informed when making decisions in their life and navigating their relationships.
(504) 507-8815 View (504) 507-8815
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Lexi Holden
MA, PLPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70001
You are the driver, and I am simply the passenger helping to give you directions on your wellness journey. I hope to offer you a better sense of understanding about therapeutic techniques and interventions that can help you to become a better version of yourself. I will not judge you or your feelings, I am simply here to listen to you and be the support you need.
You are the driver, and I am simply the passenger helping to give you directions on your wellness journey. I hope to offer you a better sense of understanding about therapeutic techniques and interventions that can help you to become a better version of yourself. I will not judge you or your feelings, I am simply here to listen to you and be the support you need.
(504) 285-4323 View (504) 285-4323
Photo of Lori Arceneaux, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson Parish, LA
Lori Arceneaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified
Metairie, LA 70002
​Hi, My name is Lori Arceneaux. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience in adoption and maternity services as well as counseling. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with those touched by foster care and/or adoption. For the majority of my career, I have worked with children and teenagers. I enjoy working with these age groups and assisting them with navigating the often complex emotions that accompany adolescence. Also, I work with families and couples who are in need of assistance of strengthening and improving their relationships and addressing their life stressors.
​Hi, My name is Lori Arceneaux. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience in adoption and maternity services as well as counseling. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with those touched by foster care and/or adoption. For the majority of my career, I have worked with children and teenagers. I enjoy working with these age groups and assisting them with navigating the often complex emotions that accompany adolescence. Also, I work with families and couples who are in need of assistance of strengthening and improving their relationships and addressing their life stressors.
(504) 812-0159 View (504) 812-0159
Photo of Sudeeptha Bowie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson Parish, LA
Sudeeptha Bowie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Terrytown, LA 70056
I am a licensed social worker with over twenty years of experience in counseling diverse groups of people. I take a holistic approach to counseling including; cognitive/behavioral , analytical, and goal/solution oriented models. We provide a private, safe, trusting, compassionate, and respectful atmosphere. I am passionate about a goal oriented practical approach to bring about positive change. Take that first step; call or email me for an appointment, free consult or more information. I will contact you within 24 hrs. 504-250-3337. ssdl@live.com Thank you for your consideration.
I am a licensed social worker with over twenty years of experience in counseling diverse groups of people. I take a holistic approach to counseling including; cognitive/behavioral , analytical, and goal/solution oriented models. We provide a private, safe, trusting, compassionate, and respectful atmosphere. I am passionate about a goal oriented practical approach to bring about positive change. Take that first step; call or email me for an appointment, free consult or more information. I will contact you within 24 hrs. 504-250-3337. ssdl@live.com Thank you for your consideration.
(504) 290-0750 View (504) 290-0750
Photo of Krystal M Vaughn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Krystal M Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
Metairie, LA 70006
Dr. Vaughn is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor at Vaughn Therapeutic Collective. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. Dr. Vaughn provides the following clinical services: Individual Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interactional Therapy, Autplay, Telehealth, Mental Health Consultation to local schools. Dr. Vaughn has years of experience providing clinical services to those with ADHD, anxiety, autism (level 1), adjustment disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, dysregulation issues, and other developmental disorders.
Dr. Vaughn is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor at Vaughn Therapeutic Collective. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. Dr. Vaughn provides the following clinical services: Individual Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interactional Therapy, Autplay, Telehealth, Mental Health Consultation to local schools. Dr. Vaughn has years of experience providing clinical services to those with ADHD, anxiety, autism (level 1), adjustment disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, dysregulation issues, and other developmental disorders.
(504) 321-6728 View (504) 321-6728
Photo of Chris Howard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Chris Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70001
Living life to its fullest and achieving true happiness is something that you deserve. Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, issues with their identity, and traumatic events that hold them back from achieving the most from life. I believe that in working together with the client through challenging negative thought proccesses, identifying problem behaviors and problem areas, and searching for the ideal place that a person wants in life, we can successfully get you to that healthy and happy place that rewards you on a daily basis.
Living life to its fullest and achieving true happiness is something that you deserve. Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, issues with their identity, and traumatic events that hold them back from achieving the most from life. I believe that in working together with the client through challenging negative thought proccesses, identifying problem behaviors and problem areas, and searching for the ideal place that a person wants in life, we can successfully get you to that healthy and happy place that rewards you on a daily basis.
(504) 327-5140 View (504) 327-5140
Photo of Elizabeth Daray Cretin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Elizabeth Daray Cretin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified
New Orleans, LA 70123
Sometimes life becomes too difficult to battle on our own. Together, we can explore what inner turmoil, events, relationships and/or other factors may be causing distress in your life and develop tools and skills to overcome these hardships. I strive to provide a warm and cozy therapeutic environment and convey empathy and understanding to allow my clients to feel safe and validated during our sessions. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Mississippi in 2008; I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Trauma Professional.
Sometimes life becomes too difficult to battle on our own. Together, we can explore what inner turmoil, events, relationships and/or other factors may be causing distress in your life and develop tools and skills to overcome these hardships. I strive to provide a warm and cozy therapeutic environment and convey empathy and understanding to allow my clients to feel safe and validated during our sessions. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Mississippi in 2008; I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Trauma Professional.
(225) 351-9430 View (225) 351-9430
Photo of Travis Pollard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Travis Pollard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70002
I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds, presenting with multiple different mental health concerns. I have the most experience and training in working with survivors of trauma. Many of my clients have suffered unbearable loss, abuse, neglect, and traumatic experiences outside of their control. They need help in identifying and regaining control over their symptoms that stem from the trauma they have endured. They need a safe relationship in which they are able to reprocess the events and reactions to the hardest things they have experienced. They want to not feel trapped in their traumatic memory.
I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds, presenting with multiple different mental health concerns. I have the most experience and training in working with survivors of trauma. Many of my clients have suffered unbearable loss, abuse, neglect, and traumatic experiences outside of their control. They need help in identifying and regaining control over their symptoms that stem from the trauma they have endured. They need a safe relationship in which they are able to reprocess the events and reactions to the hardest things they have experienced. They want to not feel trapped in their traumatic memory.
(504) 384-6950 View (504) 384-6950
Photo of Genesis Aguilar, Pre-Licensed Professional in Jefferson Parish, LA
Genesis Aguilar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70005
If you find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, or unique challenges of motherhood particularly concerning postpartum experiences you're not alone. I provide specialized support tailored to mothers navigating postpartum challenges. Provide support, empathy, and guidance to people who are navigating this unique phase of life. I am dedicated to assisting individuals through all life transitions, extending my support to those who may not identify as parents. Together, we can work towards healing and finding strength in your journey.
If you find yourself experiencing anxiety, depression, or unique challenges of motherhood particularly concerning postpartum experiences you're not alone. I provide specialized support tailored to mothers navigating postpartum challenges. Provide support, empathy, and guidance to people who are navigating this unique phase of life. I am dedicated to assisting individuals through all life transitions, extending my support to those who may not identify as parents. Together, we can work towards healing and finding strength in your journey.
(504) 383-3535 View (504) 383-3535
Photo of Maria Ann Sands, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson Parish, LA
Maria Ann Sands
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Metairie, LA 70001  (Online Only)
My name is Maria Sands, LCSW. I practice from a BioPschosocial perspective; that is, I look at the whole person, who is also a member of their community and society, in general.
My name is Maria Sands, LCSW. I practice from a BioPschosocial perspective; that is, I look at the whole person, who is also a member of their community and society, in general.
(504) 603-3376 View (504) 603-3376
Photo of Karen M D'Amico Miranda, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Karen M D'Amico Miranda
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70005
Every client is unique, special, and deserves the best services available on the market. Due to the unique needs of the client, I form a system that will show immediate growth potential and allow the client to better understand the root causes of what is troubling them. My system is simple, every experience you live through shapes you into who you are today, just as your experiences can shape you, together we can retake control and reshape you into your best self! I specialize in trauma, grief, couples, and family based counseling. I am confident that with the right attitude and proper support, together we can achieve anything.
Every client is unique, special, and deserves the best services available on the market. Due to the unique needs of the client, I form a system that will show immediate growth potential and allow the client to better understand the root causes of what is troubling them. My system is simple, every experience you live through shapes you into who you are today, just as your experiences can shape you, together we can retake control and reshape you into your best self! I specialize in trauma, grief, couples, and family based counseling. I am confident that with the right attitude and proper support, together we can achieve anything.
(504) 285-9760 View (504) 285-9760
Photo of Ricky Twiggs Jr., Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Ricky Twiggs Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, C-DBT, CCTP-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gretna, LA 70053
Asking for help can be one of the most challenging things you will ever have to do. When you are at your most vulnerable you need an experienced professional to help! My name is Ricky and I am an award winning licensed professional counselor-supervisor who specializes in working with teens to young adults dealing with adjustment / transition issues; post-traumatic stress disorder; disordered eating; non-suicidal self injuries; and dissociative disorders. I am excited to help you along your journey and eagerly await your call!
Asking for help can be one of the most challenging things you will ever have to do. When you are at your most vulnerable you need an experienced professional to help! My name is Ricky and I am an award winning licensed professional counselor-supervisor who specializes in working with teens to young adults dealing with adjustment / transition issues; post-traumatic stress disorder; disordered eating; non-suicidal self injuries; and dissociative disorders. I am excited to help you along your journey and eagerly await your call!
(504) 226-7382 View (504) 226-7382
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David Holland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Metairie, LA 70002  (Online Only)
I have worked with a wide variety of populations including people with chronic mental illness, substance use disorders, and relationship issues. Currently, I provide marriage counseling as well as counseling for grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. I also work with clients struggling with dysfunctional or toxic relationships as well as with family members, friends, and others affected by another person's addiction.
I have worked with a wide variety of populations including people with chronic mental illness, substance use disorders, and relationship issues. Currently, I provide marriage counseling as well as counseling for grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. I also work with clients struggling with dysfunctional or toxic relationships as well as with family members, friends, and others affected by another person's addiction.
(504) 300-0682 View (504) 300-0682
Photo of Lauren Garnier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jefferson Parish, LA
Lauren Garnier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Metairie, LA 70001
Life challenges are expected, but they can lead to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and stuck. You may be seeking therapy for immediate relief, or for resolution of long-standing issues that are hindering you from experiencing a more fulfilling life. I utilize interventions to maximize coping skills and address urgent concerns that may be interfering with your daily functioning. Exploring, addressing and resolving past issues, experiences, or traumatic events is also an important component of the therapeutic journey.
Life challenges are expected, but they can lead to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and stuck. You may be seeking therapy for immediate relief, or for resolution of long-standing issues that are hindering you from experiencing a more fulfilling life. I utilize interventions to maximize coping skills and address urgent concerns that may be interfering with your daily functioning. Exploring, addressing and resolving past issues, experiences, or traumatic events is also an important component of the therapeutic journey.
(985) 401-6869 View (985) 401-6869
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Tiffany Polite Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Metairie, LA 70002
Hi I’m Tiffany! I’m excited that you’re here and I applaud you for the step you’re about to take. Counseling with me is an enlightening experience where you will learn and grow in an authentic, safe, and healthy environment. I do this work because I want to empower people to change their lives. I believe we all have the power within us to live lives of joy, fulfillment, freedom, and purpose.
Hi I’m Tiffany! I’m excited that you’re here and I applaud you for the step you’re about to take. Counseling with me is an enlightening experience where you will learn and grow in an authentic, safe, and healthy environment. I do this work because I want to empower people to change their lives. I believe we all have the power within us to live lives of joy, fulfillment, freedom, and purpose.
(504) 788-2170 View (504) 788-2170
Photo of Shari M Purry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson Parish, LA
Shari M Purry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Gretna, LA 70053  (Online Only)
Shari M. Purry is a graduate from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Encino, California. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shari has been a Licensed Counselor in Louisiana since 2015 and Texas since 2023. Shari is also a Adjunct Professor at Upper Iowa University since 2012.
Shari M. Purry is a graduate from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology, Encino, California. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shari has been a Licensed Counselor in Louisiana since 2015 and Texas since 2023. Shari is also a Adjunct Professor at Upper Iowa University since 2012.
(504) 608-5427 View (504) 608-5427

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Number of Therapists in Jefferson Parish, LA

500+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Jefferson Parish, LA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Aetna

How Therapists in Jefferson Parish, LA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jefferson Parish?

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.