Therapists in Acton, MA

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Julie Duffy
Counselor, LMT, LMHC, Art Tx
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
Hi there, and good for you for reaching toward self-care. We are effectively the CEOs of the business of living and the farmers of the plot of being that is the self. Effectively managing our resources and learning to honor the natural rhythms and cycles of life is a cultivated skill. My goal as a practitioner is to support you to utilize your strengths and address your challenges. The most dynamic step we can take toward well-being is to ask for help and be open to collaboration.
Hi there, and good for you for reaching toward self-care. We are effectively the CEOs of the business of living and the farmers of the plot of being that is the self. Effectively managing our resources and learning to honor the natural rhythms and cycles of life is a cultivated skill. My goal as a practitioner is to support you to utilize your strengths and address your challenges. The most dynamic step we can take toward well-being is to ask for help and be open to collaboration.
(978) 354-5419 View (978) 354-5419
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Kate Imhoff
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01720
Waitlist for new clients
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of helping others, I have learned that making a genuine connection with people is the best way in which to begin the work of therapy. One of the most important skills I have to offer is to carefully and compassionately listen to what you have to say. We then go from there; when you are ready, we begin to look at how to change.
(978) 965-4836 View (978) 965-4836
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CBIT Therapy - Tics, Tourette, and BFRB
Occupational Therapist, OT, MS, OTR
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Hi, my name is Susan (Suzy) Eppling and I am an occupational therapist with expertise in the treatment of Tourette Disorder (Tourette Syndrome, Tourette's or TS), Motor & Vocal Tic Disorders, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). My telehealth practice, Online OTs, specializes in CBIT & ComB Habit Reversal Training. Emphasis is placed on reducing the unwanted tics and / or body-harming actions and the frustration, isolation, and embarrassment they cause. Strategies are practical, highly effective, and easy to implement. Skill training begins during the initial evaluation.
Hi, my name is Susan (Suzy) Eppling and I am an occupational therapist with expertise in the treatment of Tourette Disorder (Tourette Syndrome, Tourette's or TS), Motor & Vocal Tic Disorders, and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). My telehealth practice, Online OTs, specializes in CBIT & ComB Habit Reversal Training. Emphasis is placed on reducing the unwanted tics and / or body-harming actions and the frustration, isolation, and embarrassment they cause. Strategies are practical, highly effective, and easy to implement. Skill training begins during the initial evaluation.
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Photo of Sarah Luther, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Luther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01720
Many of us experience moments that challenge our thoughts, emotions and spirit. These experiences may cause us to bury emotions which often present in unhealthy behaviors, most times outside of our awareness. I aim to hold a compassionate space with you, to nurture vulnerable parts and to foster healing.
Many of us experience moments that challenge our thoughts, emotions and spirit. These experiences may cause us to bury emotions which often present in unhealthy behaviors, most times outside of our awareness. I aim to hold a compassionate space with you, to nurture vulnerable parts and to foster healing.
(857) 353-6776 View (857) 353-6776
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Lauren Sava
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
Has your child been struggling with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Are you a parent needing help and support for your child, but struggling to find a therapist who is available and capable of helping your family? As a therapist in a group practice, I am happy to help you and your child through this difficult time. My area of speciality is working with children and adolescents utilizing a strengths-based, resiliency approach. Above all, I aim to support my clients in feeling affirmed in who they are. I prioritize building collaborative and trusting relationships with all my clients and their families.
Has your child been struggling with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Are you a parent needing help and support for your child, but struggling to find a therapist who is available and capable of helping your family? As a therapist in a group practice, I am happy to help you and your child through this difficult time. My area of speciality is working with children and adolescents utilizing a strengths-based, resiliency approach. Above all, I aim to support my clients in feeling affirmed in who they are. I prioritize building collaborative and trusting relationships with all my clients and their families.
(978) 643-2863 View (978) 643-2863
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Zucel Leiva Lopez
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
The complexity of life can affect our everyday functioning, and how we choose to deal with conflict. We are all affected by conflict. Sometimes we need support to regulate our emotions and make authentic decisions. We all deserve to live fulfilling lives and access the tools we need. I enjoy helping people find their path to emotional well-being. I provide a safe, nurturing, and positive therapeutic space. I honor the client’s experiences and strengths.
The complexity of life can affect our everyday functioning, and how we choose to deal with conflict. We are all affected by conflict. Sometimes we need support to regulate our emotions and make authentic decisions. We all deserve to live fulfilling lives and access the tools we need. I enjoy helping people find their path to emotional well-being. I provide a safe, nurturing, and positive therapeutic space. I honor the client’s experiences and strengths.
(978) 396-4243 View (978) 396-4243
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Holly Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
If you yearn for a more fulfilling relationship, greater self-esteem, healing from the past, or a more enjoyable and purposeful life, it means you’re paying attention. There’s always room for growth. Perhaps you aspire to improve one aspect of your life or several areas. Maybe you feel discouraged and lost because you’ve worked hard to make things better and haven’t seen a difference, or you’re newly aware of the need for a shift in life and this is your first try; either is okay. Successful change doesn’t have to start with self-confidence or a plan. It just requires the willingness to reach out and not take the journey alone.
If you yearn for a more fulfilling relationship, greater self-esteem, healing from the past, or a more enjoyable and purposeful life, it means you’re paying attention. There’s always room for growth. Perhaps you aspire to improve one aspect of your life or several areas. Maybe you feel discouraged and lost because you’ve worked hard to make things better and haven’t seen a difference, or you’re newly aware of the need for a shift in life and this is your first try; either is okay. Successful change doesn’t have to start with self-confidence or a plan. It just requires the willingness to reach out and not take the journey alone.
(617) 674-1488 View (617) 674-1488
Photo of Mika Nitta, MA, PsyD, Psychologist
Mika Nitta
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
I consider that answers are within clients, not in therapists, and I am here to help you find your own answers. My approach is truly eclectic, since I have deeply studied each of various methods, including psychodynamic, humanistic, person-centered, relational focused, Jungian, and cognitive & behavioral approaches. The approach is chosen based on my client's conditions, needs, and the stage of changes at that time. I also sometimes provide information about the connections among the brain, the nervous system, body conditions, and thoughts/emotions/behaviors.
I consider that answers are within clients, not in therapists, and I am here to help you find your own answers. My approach is truly eclectic, since I have deeply studied each of various methods, including psychodynamic, humanistic, person-centered, relational focused, Jungian, and cognitive & behavioral approaches. The approach is chosen based on my client's conditions, needs, and the stage of changes at that time. I also sometimes provide information about the connections among the brain, the nervous system, body conditions, and thoughts/emotions/behaviors.
(508) 466-7505 View (508) 466-7505
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Nicole Ferrell Connolly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
They want help clarifying needs and goals because they want to increase their understanding of themselves.
They want help clarifying needs and goals because they want to increase their understanding of themselves.
(978) 415-9977 View (978) 415-9977
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Ellen Maiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
My first priority as your therapist is to provide an environment in which you can speak freely about your concerns while I listen and reflect back to you in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. You may need new coping skills, new perspectives or a way to heal beyond old difficulties that remain unresolved. I will help you clarify what your intentions are and help you to be more compassionate with yourself during the process. One of the goals is to be more content and more at peace with yourself and in your relationships with others.
My first priority as your therapist is to provide an environment in which you can speak freely about your concerns while I listen and reflect back to you in a non-judgemental and compassionate way. You may need new coping skills, new perspectives or a way to heal beyond old difficulties that remain unresolved. I will help you clarify what your intentions are and help you to be more compassionate with yourself during the process. One of the goals is to be more content and more at peace with yourself and in your relationships with others.
(978) 894-1626 View (978) 894-1626
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Sally Jane Sacks
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
My specialty is in teaching healthy communication skills to couples, and to help anyone to communicate more effectively. This comes from educating clients about how their past programming and particularly family systems affects them and can create defenses that cause obstacles in their lives. Through understanding one learns to accept all parts of themselves and set themselves free from unwanted emotions and behaviors. Communication improves and personal growth (higher emotional EQ) develops. Please tune in to my instagram post called mind.awakenings for valuable mental health tips and personal development coaching.
My specialty is in teaching healthy communication skills to couples, and to help anyone to communicate more effectively. This comes from educating clients about how their past programming and particularly family systems affects them and can create defenses that cause obstacles in their lives. Through understanding one learns to accept all parts of themselves and set themselves free from unwanted emotions and behaviors. Communication improves and personal growth (higher emotional EQ) develops. Please tune in to my instagram post called mind.awakenings for valuable mental health tips and personal development coaching.
(978) 735-2209 View (978) 735-2209
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Stephanie Thrower
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
Are you exhausted by chronic anxiety? Does trying to prevent worst-case scenarios or running from "failure" consume your life? You are used to doing everything well, but now it feels impossible keep all the balls in the air. Let’s work together to help you gain career clarity, improve communication, decrease self-criticism so you can actually feel content, engaged and connected in your life. Getting more support now can be an important step in the path of a life-changing shift in your relationship with work, perfectionism & self-compassion.
Are you exhausted by chronic anxiety? Does trying to prevent worst-case scenarios or running from "failure" consume your life? You are used to doing everything well, but now it feels impossible keep all the balls in the air. Let’s work together to help you gain career clarity, improve communication, decrease self-criticism so you can actually feel content, engaged and connected in your life. Getting more support now can be an important step in the path of a life-changing shift in your relationship with work, perfectionism & self-compassion.
(339) 231-8301 View (339) 231-8301
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Fred Gerhard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Online Webcam counseling, or In-Office counseling, my approach to helping people is to clearly understand each person's way of thinking, feeling, understanding, and living - their unique personal psychology - and to tailor an effective method of helping to the individual, their strengths and their needs. Much of my life's enjoyment comes from helping people live happier, more fulfilling lives. In working with me as your counselor or life coach, you can expect someone who listens with a caring and empathic attitude - someone who will provide expert and effective feedback to help you reach your goals for a satisfying and joyful life!
Online Webcam counseling, or In-Office counseling, my approach to helping people is to clearly understand each person's way of thinking, feeling, understanding, and living - their unique personal psychology - and to tailor an effective method of helping to the individual, their strengths and their needs. Much of my life's enjoyment comes from helping people live happier, more fulfilling lives. In working with me as your counselor or life coach, you can expect someone who listens with a caring and empathic attitude - someone who will provide expert and effective feedback to help you reach your goals for a satisfying and joyful life!
(978) 384-0996 View (978) 384-0996
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Julie Williams
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Not accepting new clients
~ NO OPENINGS ~ I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful individuals, couples & families, and for them to trust me with the sensitive details of their lives!  My practice is designed to provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to safely explore unhelpful thoughts, feelings & behaviors which are getting in your way, and more importantly, focusing on strengths and positive traits which are the foundation for change.
~ NO OPENINGS ~ I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful individuals, couples & families, and for them to trust me with the sensitive details of their lives!  My practice is designed to provide a warm, non-judgmental environment to safely explore unhelpful thoughts, feelings & behaviors which are getting in your way, and more importantly, focusing on strengths and positive traits which are the foundation for change.
(978) 631-2637 View (978) 631-2637
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Eleanor K Fulton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Hello and welcome. It is never easy making the choice to begin therapy. Confiding in someone you don't know takes a lot of courage. With so many professionals out there, it can feel daunting and overwhelming to try and find the right person. A person you feel comfortable with, a place where you feel respected, a space of trust and safety. When I meet with a new client, my priority is to make sure you feel safe, respected, and heard. By working together, you will realize you are not alone.
Hello and welcome. It is never easy making the choice to begin therapy. Confiding in someone you don't know takes a lot of courage. With so many professionals out there, it can feel daunting and overwhelming to try and find the right person. A person you feel comfortable with, a place where you feel respected, a space of trust and safety. When I meet with a new client, my priority is to make sure you feel safe, respected, and heard. By working together, you will realize you are not alone.
(978) 712-2408 View (978) 712-2408
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Susan Hunter-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Using a holistic approach I provide a safe and trusting space for you to share, reflect, and learn. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or facing challenges in your life, I can help. As we work together through the therapuetic process it is my goal to help you discover renewed strength and energy to make healthy decisions and change negative patterns of thinking, behaving, and interacting. You will learn coping strategies that enable you to view yourself through a new and gentler lens and find happiness in the simple joys of daily living.
Using a holistic approach I provide a safe and trusting space for you to share, reflect, and learn. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or facing challenges in your life, I can help. As we work together through the therapuetic process it is my goal to help you discover renewed strength and energy to make healthy decisions and change negative patterns of thinking, behaving, and interacting. You will learn coping strategies that enable you to view yourself through a new and gentler lens and find happiness in the simple joys of daily living.
(508) 433-7051 View (508) 433-7051
Photo of Megan Elizabeth Johnson, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Megan Elizabeth Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My passion and dedication to the work is evident upon our first meeting. My positive energy stems from the belief that change is possible and I come to restore hope. I provide an open, compassionate and non judgmental space for my clients to explore their past and present lives. Collaboratively, we work together, at your pace, to obtain the goals that you identify. I believe that parenting is a journey that we undertake without a map and, at times, along the way, we all get lost. And, together, we can create a new path that feels good to you.
My passion and dedication to the work is evident upon our first meeting. My positive energy stems from the belief that change is possible and I come to restore hope. I provide an open, compassionate and non judgmental space for my clients to explore their past and present lives. Collaboratively, we work together, at your pace, to obtain the goals that you identify. I believe that parenting is a journey that we undertake without a map and, at times, along the way, we all get lost. And, together, we can create a new path that feels good to you.
(617) 340-7138 View (617) 340-7138
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James D Verdery
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01720
Are you struggling with knowing how to support your child's or your own mental health? Is your child's anxiety stopping them from trying new things? Has your teenager lost interest in things they once enjoyed and is increasingly isolating themselves from friends and family? As a parent/guardian are you struggling with figuring out ways to help manage your child’s behaviors successfully without losing your patience? We try to teach and model ways our children could work through life's challenges, but we don't always have the tools. If you can relate to any of the above, I would love the opportunity to help.
Are you struggling with knowing how to support your child's or your own mental health? Is your child's anxiety stopping them from trying new things? Has your teenager lost interest in things they once enjoyed and is increasingly isolating themselves from friends and family? As a parent/guardian are you struggling with figuring out ways to help manage your child’s behaviors successfully without losing your patience? We try to teach and model ways our children could work through life's challenges, but we don't always have the tools. If you can relate to any of the above, I would love the opportunity to help.
(978) 449-4678 View (978) 449-4678
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Deborah Stames-Merz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01720
Individual Therapy Are you struggling with parenting or relationship issues? ​ Do you wish you could improve your communication skills with others? ​ Do you feel anxious, depressed or experiencing panic attacks? ​ Do you want to make changes in your life so you can live a more genuine life? ​ -PLAY THERAPY ​ Does your 2-11 year old have a hard time expressing their feelings which results in difficult behaviors? ​ -ELDER CARE COUNSELING AND CASE MANAGEMENT ​ Are you a Caretaker and need help managing your commitments to your immediate family as well as your elder parents? ​ Do you need help navigating the Medicaid/Medicare process?
Individual Therapy Are you struggling with parenting or relationship issues? ​ Do you wish you could improve your communication skills with others? ​ Do you feel anxious, depressed or experiencing panic attacks? ​ Do you want to make changes in your life so you can live a more genuine life? ​ -PLAY THERAPY ​ Does your 2-11 year old have a hard time expressing their feelings which results in difficult behaviors? ​ -ELDER CARE COUNSELING AND CASE MANAGEMENT ​ Are you a Caretaker and need help managing your commitments to your immediate family as well as your elder parents? ​ Do you need help navigating the Medicaid/Medicare process?
(617) 221-3855 View (617) 221-3855
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Christine Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01720
Not accepting new clients
My strength as a psychologist is to deeply attend to each client's emotions, thoughts, and life context. If you seek to participate in therapy with me, we will work together to create a judgment-free and safe space. In my practice of therapy, I effectively balance exploratory and supportive therapy with the latest research and evidence-based interventions. I provide psychotherapy for older adolescents (16+), adults, older adults, college students, professionals, military-affiliated individuals, and couples.
My strength as a psychologist is to deeply attend to each client's emotions, thoughts, and life context. If you seek to participate in therapy with me, we will work together to create a judgment-free and safe space. In my practice of therapy, I effectively balance exploratory and supportive therapy with the latest research and evidence-based interventions. I provide psychotherapy for older adolescents (16+), adults, older adults, college students, professionals, military-affiliated individuals, and couples.
(978) 619-8295 View (978) 619-8295

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Acton, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Acton, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Harvard Pilgrim

How Therapists in Acton, MA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Acton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.