Therapists in Shrewsbury, MA

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Natalya Posnick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Natalya completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She works with adolescents (age 16+) and adults. She is experienced in working with substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mood disorders. She utilizes a holistic approach and interventions informed by neuroscience and the mind-body connection. This is especially helpful in the treatment of trauma-related disorders.
Natalya completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She works with adolescents (age 16+) and adults. She is experienced in working with substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mood disorders. She utilizes a holistic approach and interventions informed by neuroscience and the mind-body connection. This is especially helpful in the treatment of trauma-related disorders.
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Robert Sovocool
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Not accepting new clients
Life is a barrage of experiences that constantly influence our perception of the world. At times, perspective on our current circumstances can be altered by internalized reactions, which can cast a shadow over our outlook for the future. If this process goes unchecked, it can hinder our ability to be self-aware, experience emotional growth, connectedness to others and our general sense of happiness. Through our work together, we can learn to effectively respond to our thoughts and emotional reactions to significant events, in order to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Life is a barrage of experiences that constantly influence our perception of the world. At times, perspective on our current circumstances can be altered by internalized reactions, which can cast a shadow over our outlook for the future. If this process goes unchecked, it can hinder our ability to be self-aware, experience emotional growth, connectedness to others and our general sense of happiness. Through our work together, we can learn to effectively respond to our thoughts and emotional reactions to significant events, in order to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
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Karen Place Carlson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
You're a gifted, dynamic, busy woman exhausted by life's competing demands. You put pressure on yourself to "do it all." You smile and take on the day, avoiding your emotional pain by staying busy. You have parenting, caregiving, relationship, or life transition issues that are being ignored, leading to anxiety, depression, medical issues, low motivation, and lack of fulfillment. Your past and current traumas are impacting your sleep and daily functioning. You've realized you need help, and you feel bad about that too. After all, you SHOULD be able to handle it all and keep smiling!
You're a gifted, dynamic, busy woman exhausted by life's competing demands. You put pressure on yourself to "do it all." You smile and take on the day, avoiding your emotional pain by staying busy. You have parenting, caregiving, relationship, or life transition issues that are being ignored, leading to anxiety, depression, medical issues, low motivation, and lack of fulfillment. Your past and current traumas are impacting your sleep and daily functioning. You've realized you need help, and you feel bad about that too. After all, you SHOULD be able to handle it all and keep smiling!
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Victoria Cruz
Counselor, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
When painful things happen in our lives, we do our best to cope with it in the moment. That might mean we get really good at “just dealing with it,” and “toughing it out.” Maybe we get really good at “checking out,” or maybe we become super skilled at coming up with clever ways to altogether avoid triggering situations. At one point in time, these skills served you well. And maybe they don’t any longer. Often, underneath these patterns anxiety and depression flood every day, drowning out our resources and making life difficult to enjoy. But changing these patterns and finding new hope can seem like an impossible feat.
When painful things happen in our lives, we do our best to cope with it in the moment. That might mean we get really good at “just dealing with it,” and “toughing it out.” Maybe we get really good at “checking out,” or maybe we become super skilled at coming up with clever ways to altogether avoid triggering situations. At one point in time, these skills served you well. And maybe they don’t any longer. Often, underneath these patterns anxiety and depression flood every day, drowning out our resources and making life difficult to enjoy. But changing these patterns and finding new hope can seem like an impossible feat.
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Jaime Gildea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
Are you hoping to move forward in your life with greater purpose? Are you finding life too overwhelming and stressful to see joy? There are moments in our journey where the unique relationship of a therapist can get us unstuck, and help us carefully carve out our next steps. The right therapist can provide needed validation and support, help you learn about and appreciate your Self, and draw out your strengths and dreams. In my practice, I create space for your unique and personal story. Together, we get to know the person you are now and mindfully create a plan for getting to where you want to be.
Are you hoping to move forward in your life with greater purpose? Are you finding life too overwhelming and stressful to see joy? There are moments in our journey where the unique relationship of a therapist can get us unstuck, and help us carefully carve out our next steps. The right therapist can provide needed validation and support, help you learn about and appreciate your Self, and draw out your strengths and dreams. In my practice, I create space for your unique and personal story. Together, we get to know the person you are now and mindfully create a plan for getting to where you want to be.
(508) 859-9810 View (508) 859-9810
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Martina Gauderer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
Schedule a session today! I am passionate about and experienced in working with survivors of abuse and complex trauma, the LGBTQ+ community, and issues related to oppression and activism. My work is deeply grounded in anti-oppression and equity, and the belief that therapy is about empowerment, permission to be and celebration of our authentic selves, and ultimately turning our pain into our purpose.
Schedule a session today! I am passionate about and experienced in working with survivors of abuse and complex trauma, the LGBTQ+ community, and issues related to oppression and activism. My work is deeply grounded in anti-oppression and equity, and the belief that therapy is about empowerment, permission to be and celebration of our authentic selves, and ultimately turning our pain into our purpose.
(508) 306-8799 View (508) 306-8799
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Kinsey MacGregor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
I provide support to those experiencing anxiety, prenatal and postpartum related symptoms, racing thoughts, prolonged sadness and depression, grief, changes in your self-esteem and confidence, beliefs and identity, persistent fearfulness, grief, mood disorders, career changes, relationship conflict, DV, sports performance issues, etc. I have a strong personal commitment to helping individuals improve their lives through supporting positive change and evoking a sense of empowerment for patients and families alike.
I provide support to those experiencing anxiety, prenatal and postpartum related symptoms, racing thoughts, prolonged sadness and depression, grief, changes in your self-esteem and confidence, beliefs and identity, persistent fearfulness, grief, mood disorders, career changes, relationship conflict, DV, sports performance issues, etc. I have a strong personal commitment to helping individuals improve their lives through supporting positive change and evoking a sense of empowerment for patients and families alike.
(508) 625-5090 View (508) 625-5090
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Edward Beeso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Right now, things may feel overwhelming, distressing, and out of sorts with you or your kids. You have probably tried a number of things to get back to normal, but nothing is working out the way you hoped. There may be symptoms like low motivation, difficulty sleeping, lack of socializing, or troubles with work and relationships. Or, perhaps it’s your child you are concerned about because you are seeing a lot of behaviors, such as isolation, withdrawal, moodiness, irritability, difficult peer relationships, or refusing to go to school or participate in the usual routine. If so, I appreciate how challenging it can be to seek support.
Right now, things may feel overwhelming, distressing, and out of sorts with you or your kids. You have probably tried a number of things to get back to normal, but nothing is working out the way you hoped. There may be symptoms like low motivation, difficulty sleeping, lack of socializing, or troubles with work and relationships. Or, perhaps it’s your child you are concerned about because you are seeing a lot of behaviors, such as isolation, withdrawal, moodiness, irritability, difficult peer relationships, or refusing to go to school or participate in the usual routine. If so, I appreciate how challenging it can be to seek support.
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Shannon Russell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Shannon Russell is a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Shannon is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, and existential crises. Shannon utilizes a person centered, trauma informed, holistic approach to treatment. Shannon takes time to create a safe and healing space with focus on the therapeutic relationship.
Shannon Russell is a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Shannon is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, and existential crises. Shannon utilizes a person centered, trauma informed, holistic approach to treatment. Shannon takes time to create a safe and healing space with focus on the therapeutic relationship.
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Paul Avolese
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Have you been feeling stuck in your life or relationships for a while? Have you been experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression? Would you like support in navigating the journey of discovering who you are, what you want, and in what direction you want to go? I believe that it is wise and self-aware to seek support and objective perspectives when you feel stuck, lost, or unhappy with your life or with your ways of being. I will work with you in a non-judgmental, fully accepting space so you can solve problems, find new directions, and discover joy and fulfillment.
Have you been feeling stuck in your life or relationships for a while? Have you been experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression? Would you like support in navigating the journey of discovering who you are, what you want, and in what direction you want to go? I believe that it is wise and self-aware to seek support and objective perspectives when you feel stuck, lost, or unhappy with your life or with your ways of being. I will work with you in a non-judgmental, fully accepting space so you can solve problems, find new directions, and discover joy and fulfillment.
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Kathleen Litchfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Taking the first step may be the hardest, but you’ll feel so much better when you do. And I’m here to help! I am a dedicated, experienced therapist who is passionate about my work. I help couples navigate their way through troubling times and improve the quality of their relationship. Poor communication, betrayal, feelings of disconnect and living parallel lives, are just a few of the issues couples bring to therapy. You can learn new ways to relate to one another, actively problem solve, and discover what each of you need to feel loved and cared for in your relationship. You both deserve a happy partnership!
Taking the first step may be the hardest, but you’ll feel so much better when you do. And I’m here to help! I am a dedicated, experienced therapist who is passionate about my work. I help couples navigate their way through troubling times and improve the quality of their relationship. Poor communication, betrayal, feelings of disconnect and living parallel lives, are just a few of the issues couples bring to therapy. You can learn new ways to relate to one another, actively problem solve, and discover what each of you need to feel loved and cared for in your relationship. You both deserve a happy partnership!
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Anna Smith
ACCEP, ERM
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Core Energetics Body Psychotherapy makes the connection between the body, mind and spirit. The body holds both the psychological wounding and the higher life plan. Chronic psychological patterns and emotions held in the body hinders living life to your fullest potential. Using body techniques, movement, touch, and breathwork, I can help you transform these blocks. This integrates body, mind, and spirit and allows more access to your life force. As you more fully embody your true nature, there is an increased ability to experience joy and happiness. You return to your true self.
Core Energetics Body Psychotherapy makes the connection between the body, mind and spirit. The body holds both the psychological wounding and the higher life plan. Chronic psychological patterns and emotions held in the body hinders living life to your fullest potential. Using body techniques, movement, touch, and breathwork, I can help you transform these blocks. This integrates body, mind, and spirit and allows more access to your life force. As you more fully embody your true nature, there is an increased ability to experience joy and happiness. You return to your true self.
(508) 928-9069 View (508) 928-9069
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Victoria Flynn-Sankaran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
I created Upswing Counseling Services because time and time again I hear people feel that they are invalided in health care settings. I want clients to understand that they will drive services and their treatment.
I created Upswing Counseling Services because time and time again I hear people feel that they are invalided in health care settings. I want clients to understand that they will drive services and their treatment.
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Alicia Trant
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
As a licensed mental health counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to develop living a life they desire. I strive to collaborate with my clients to develop meaningful personal goals and often offer various coping skills and techniques that support improving the quality of their lives. Providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment is of great importance to me within the therapeutic relationship.
As a licensed mental health counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to develop living a life they desire. I strive to collaborate with my clients to develop meaningful personal goals and often offer various coping skills and techniques that support improving the quality of their lives. Providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment is of great importance to me within the therapeutic relationship.
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RAI Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, LMHC, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
We have openings for virtual/video sessions! RAI Counseling Services LLC has a team of counselors from diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about helping others. We believe in taking brave steps toward healing, living and growth. If you're experiencing anxiety, racing thoughts, prolonged sadness and depression, distress due to traumatic experiences, grief, mood disorders, PPA/PPD, life transitions/stressors or you've been trying to gain as much control over your life as possible due to other chronic mental illnesses, we are here for you!
We have openings for virtual/video sessions! RAI Counseling Services LLC has a team of counselors from diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about helping others. We believe in taking brave steps toward healing, living and growth. If you're experiencing anxiety, racing thoughts, prolonged sadness and depression, distress due to traumatic experiences, grief, mood disorders, PPA/PPD, life transitions/stressors or you've been trying to gain as much control over your life as possible due to other chronic mental illnesses, we are here for you!
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Keri Woodward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Keri. I enjoy working with Pre-Teens, Teens, Adolescents, and Adults. I provide individual psychotherapy for issues related to ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image/Body Positivity, Maternal Mental Health (PPA/PPD), Relational Conflict, and life transitions. If you've been trying to gain as much control over your life as possible due to other chronic mental illness, I am here for you!
Hi! I'm Keri. I enjoy working with Pre-Teens, Teens, Adolescents, and Adults. I provide individual psychotherapy for issues related to ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image/Body Positivity, Maternal Mental Health (PPA/PPD), Relational Conflict, and life transitions. If you've been trying to gain as much control over your life as possible due to other chronic mental illness, I am here for you!
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Ashley Lees
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Ashley has over 5 years of experience working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, adults and families in the community. Areas of interest and training include those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-harm, and gender identity.
Ashley has over 5 years of experience working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, adults and families in the community. Areas of interest and training include those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-harm, and gender identity.
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Meghan Gerardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adults to provide insight, perspective, & advice around many of lifes challenges, changes & transitions. My personal experiences & clinical training lay the foundation for my eclectic, practical & humorous approach with my clients. I look forward to helping people achieve their goals, address their worries/anxieties, heal, & find their joy. I also offer Parent/Caregiver Consultation for individuals who have or are caring for an adult child with mental health issues. By partnering with me, you can learn productive strategies to engage, help, & motivate your loved ones in ways which are meaningful.
I enjoy working with adults to provide insight, perspective, & advice around many of lifes challenges, changes & transitions. My personal experiences & clinical training lay the foundation for my eclectic, practical & humorous approach with my clients. I look forward to helping people achieve their goals, address their worries/anxieties, heal, & find their joy. I also offer Parent/Caregiver Consultation for individuals who have or are caring for an adult child with mental health issues. By partnering with me, you can learn productive strategies to engage, help, & motivate your loved ones in ways which are meaningful.
(508) 709-1507 View (508) 709-1507
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Marcy Paris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. I work with men, women and adolescents with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship struggles. My main focus is to help you reach your own personal goals. My style is interactive, warm and direct. I believe the therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful treatment. I pride myself on creating a safe environment by being authentic, discerning, supportive and compassionate in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
I am a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience. I work with men, women and adolescents with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship struggles. My main focus is to help you reach your own personal goals. My style is interactive, warm and direct. I believe the therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful treatment. I pride myself on creating a safe environment by being authentic, discerning, supportive and compassionate in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
(508) 213-4037 View (508) 213-4037
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Kristen Powers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shrewsbury, MA 01545  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Finding a therapist can be a challenging process and making it this far is a great first step. Are you a female who is feeling overwhelmed with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Searching for support and interested in learning new coping skills? I am a licensed skill based therapist eager to work with you! My typical clients have experienced major life changes such as college, career, parenting, marriage, divorce and grief. As well as woman who are unable to cope with day to day stress as easily as they used to, or might have past experiences that are interfering with present day quality of life.
Accepting new clients! Finding a therapist can be a challenging process and making it this far is a great first step. Are you a female who is feeling overwhelmed with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Searching for support and interested in learning new coping skills? I am a licensed skill based therapist eager to work with you! My typical clients have experienced major life changes such as college, career, parenting, marriage, divorce and grief. As well as woman who are unable to cope with day to day stress as easily as they used to, or might have past experiences that are interfering with present day quality of life.
(508) 290-6164 View (508) 290-6164

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shrewsbury, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Shrewsbury, MA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Stress
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Optum

How Therapists in Shrewsbury, MA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shrewsbury?

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.