Therapists in Upper Marlboro, MD

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Clinical & Forensic Assoc. Tyreese R. McAllister
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Are you an individual who has faced depression, anxiety, or trauma? Perhaps you are faced with legal issues related to DUI/DWI, domestic violence, or a sex offense? Are you required by the court to undergo evaluation or attend diversion programs for anger management, parenting, or shoplifting? Regardless of your circumstances, CFA is here to assist you. Let's collaborate on a personalized plan to help you improve your life and/or steer clear of further legal troubles. Keep reading to discover how to schedule a consultation today.
Are you an individual who has faced depression, anxiety, or trauma? Perhaps you are faced with legal issues related to DUI/DWI, domestic violence, or a sex offense? Are you required by the court to undergo evaluation or attend diversion programs for anger management, parenting, or shoplifting? Regardless of your circumstances, CFA is here to assist you. Let's collaborate on a personalized plan to help you improve your life and/or steer clear of further legal troubles. Keep reading to discover how to schedule a consultation today.
(240) 471-6659 View (240) 471-6659
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Iesha Felton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
I am a National Board Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services to individuals. I provide a welcoming space and offer services that focus on clients' strengths and competencies in my collaborative approach to the therapeutic process. I have a specific interest in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and individuals transitioning into another stage in life whether it be college, marriage, divorce, or a new job.
I am a National Board Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services to individuals. I provide a welcoming space and offer services that focus on clients' strengths and competencies in my collaborative approach to the therapeutic process. I have a specific interest in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and individuals transitioning into another stage in life whether it be college, marriage, divorce, or a new job.
(240) 363-4030 View (240) 363-4030
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Christine E. Buckingham
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
If your life is not working as well as you believe it should and you are willing to investigate why, you are my ideal client. You may be angry, depressed, anxious, or using food to deal with emotional pain. You may be reeling from the effects of childhood issues, abuse, or PTSD, or in such turmoil that you don't know what is real anymore. You may just need a sounding board. You may be struggling with aspects of your identity, or looking for a way to heal from infidelity, trauma, grief, or loss. We will explore that together.
If your life is not working as well as you believe it should and you are willing to investigate why, you are my ideal client. You may be angry, depressed, anxious, or using food to deal with emotional pain. You may be reeling from the effects of childhood issues, abuse, or PTSD, or in such turmoil that you don't know what is real anymore. You may just need a sounding board. You may be struggling with aspects of your identity, or looking for a way to heal from infidelity, trauma, grief, or loss. We will explore that together.
(240) 392-1292 View (240) 392-1292
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Eilanete Brissett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Experiencing burnout , overwhelmed , and exhausted? Have you considered therapy, but unsure where to begin? Therapy can be the first step to your healing journey. As your therapist I am here to support you discover new coping skills to reduce any worries or self-doubts you may have. Together we work together to address barriers impacting your well-being.
Are you feeling stuck? Experiencing burnout , overwhelmed , and exhausted? Have you considered therapy, but unsure where to begin? Therapy can be the first step to your healing journey. As your therapist I am here to support you discover new coping skills to reduce any worries or self-doubts you may have. Together we work together to address barriers impacting your well-being.
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Covenant Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
I'm Weena Wise, owner and lead therapist at Covenant Therapy Group. We are a team of highly trained and experienced licensed Couple and Family Therapists who specialize in detecting the root cause of the personal, relational, and professional breakdowns in your life. Our use of evidence-based treatment models, such as CBT, EFT, and DBT helps us give you tools to eliminate problematic thoughts and behaviors, and improve your relationships for good. Poor communication, depression, anxiety, dating issues, job dissatisfaction, growing apart, sex/intimacy, infidelity, separation/divorce and premarital therapy are our specialties.
I'm Weena Wise, owner and lead therapist at Covenant Therapy Group. We are a team of highly trained and experienced licensed Couple and Family Therapists who specialize in detecting the root cause of the personal, relational, and professional breakdowns in your life. Our use of evidence-based treatment models, such as CBT, EFT, and DBT helps us give you tools to eliminate problematic thoughts and behaviors, and improve your relationships for good. Poor communication, depression, anxiety, dating issues, job dissatisfaction, growing apart, sex/intimacy, infidelity, separation/divorce and premarital therapy are our specialties.
(240) 696-4198 View (240) 696-4198
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Jasmine Anthony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Jasmine is a sex positive, gender affirming, trauma informed therapist who believes that in providing a safe, judgement free environment for her clients to discover or rediscover their magic. Prior to working as a mental health therapist, Jasmine worked in public health, providing sexual health education and resources to diverse communities.
Jasmine is a sex positive, gender affirming, trauma informed therapist who believes that in providing a safe, judgement free environment for her clients to discover or rediscover their magic. Prior to working as a mental health therapist, Jasmine worked in public health, providing sexual health education and resources to diverse communities.
(301) 965-1410 View (301) 965-1410
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It’s All About Us, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
I am a psychologist who is genuinely interested in and committed to my clients, and I understand how relationship issues, depression, trauma, anger and anxiety can impact your life and make you feel hopeless and stuck. I am skilled in helping you understand the origin of your issues, then you will be better able to focus on creating life changes that allow you to start living a life full of health, happiness, peace and positive living. I am open minded and the atmosphere in my office is peace, serenity, understanding and non-judgmental. I am genuine and straight forward in all of my practices.
I am a psychologist who is genuinely interested in and committed to my clients, and I understand how relationship issues, depression, trauma, anger and anxiety can impact your life and make you feel hopeless and stuck. I am skilled in helping you understand the origin of your issues, then you will be better able to focus on creating life changes that allow you to start living a life full of health, happiness, peace and positive living. I am open minded and the atmosphere in my office is peace, serenity, understanding and non-judgmental. I am genuine and straight forward in all of my practices.
(240) 377-0795 View (240) 377-0795
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Tyra Berger
Counselor, MSMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I specialize in Couple & Marriage Counseling and Infidelity Repair. I work with individuals, couples, & families struggling with personal and relationship issues. I am licensed in both Maryland & Virginia. I am also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. I am supportive, encouraging and compassionate and I try to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the issues and reasonable solutions. I am certified in the Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, a thorough tool that helps couples explore & strengthen their relationships.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I specialize in Couple & Marriage Counseling and Infidelity Repair. I work with individuals, couples, & families struggling with personal and relationship issues. I am licensed in both Maryland & Virginia. I am also a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. I am supportive, encouraging and compassionate and I try to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the issues and reasonable solutions. I am certified in the Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, a thorough tool that helps couples explore & strengthen their relationships.
(301) 683-5364 View (301) 683-5364
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Darrell L. Parker
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
The ideal client encompasses an individual who wishes to receive assistance and willing to work toward short and long-term goals. I am seeking to work with individuals who are open to suggestions and excited about goal setting as well as goal accomplishments as much as I am. The time is “Now”, so the question I pose to you is “When?"
The ideal client encompasses an individual who wishes to receive assistance and willing to work toward short and long-term goals. I am seeking to work with individuals who are open to suggestions and excited about goal setting as well as goal accomplishments as much as I am. The time is “Now”, so the question I pose to you is “When?"
(301) 965-1034 View (301) 965-1034
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Katrea Denson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself. -Maryam Hasana
A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself. -Maryam Hasana
(301) 834-1478 View (301) 834-1478
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Nwabu Healing Services
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
A Pearl Is A Healed Wound. Pearls are a product of pain. When a foreign substance enters the oyster, the oyster's cells go to work to cover the foreign substance to protect its defenseless body and as a result a beautiful pearl is formed. Nwabu Healing Services helps clients rediscover the power and tools within themselves to become an agent in their own healing to transform their trauma, wounds, depression and anxiety into the pearl of life. You are emphatically the expert in your own life. My purpose in it, is to reflect your journey back to you, so that you’re able to understand it in a different way.
A Pearl Is A Healed Wound. Pearls are a product of pain. When a foreign substance enters the oyster, the oyster's cells go to work to cover the foreign substance to protect its defenseless body and as a result a beautiful pearl is formed. Nwabu Healing Services helps clients rediscover the power and tools within themselves to become an agent in their own healing to transform their trauma, wounds, depression and anxiety into the pearl of life. You are emphatically the expert in your own life. My purpose in it, is to reflect your journey back to you, so that you’re able to understand it in a different way.
(240) 774-2225 View (240) 774-2225
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Our Promised Peace Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. Waitlist available. Therapy for the faith-based community. As we move through life, encountering challenges is an inescapable aspect of life, and at times can honestly feel overwhelming. Life can be demanding on every front making it seemingly difficult to stay afloat. When this happens, maintaining peace and joy seems impossible, but it is not. As members of the faith community, please know that you are not in this alone. You can live and have peace of mind.
Currently not accepting new clients. Waitlist available. Therapy for the faith-based community. As we move through life, encountering challenges is an inescapable aspect of life, and at times can honestly feel overwhelming. Life can be demanding on every front making it seemingly difficult to stay afloat. When this happens, maintaining peace and joy seems impossible, but it is not. As members of the faith community, please know that you are not in this alone. You can live and have peace of mind.
(301) 205-5469 View (301) 205-5469
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Michalah Hodson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients to overcome struggles associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral issues. My clients consistently report increased connection, emotional awareness and acceptance, clarity, and hopefulness for change through our meetings. I like to work collaboratively with my clients to set goals and identify solutions based on their unique needs.
I enjoy working with clients to overcome struggles associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral issues. My clients consistently report increased connection, emotional awareness and acceptance, clarity, and hopefulness for change through our meetings. I like to work collaboratively with my clients to set goals and identify solutions based on their unique needs.
(301) 450-7845 View (301) 450-7845
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Sharon G. Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
*PLEASE EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN APPT NOW* Do you ever wonder: How can I achieve true Balance and Growth? Why am I so dissatisfied with my job? Are my own issues interfering with my marriage or my ability to parent my difficult teen? What is holding me back from moving forward with my life? Or-do you feel like your marriage is failing? Do you have difficulty communicating with your spouse? Have your own children become out of control? Is it time to look at a career change?
*PLEASE EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN APPT NOW* Do you ever wonder: How can I achieve true Balance and Growth? Why am I so dissatisfied with my job? Are my own issues interfering with my marriage or my ability to parent my difficult teen? What is holding me back from moving forward with my life? Or-do you feel like your marriage is failing? Do you have difficulty communicating with your spouse? Have your own children become out of control? Is it time to look at a career change?
(240) 813-4466 View (240) 813-4466
Excel Clinical Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Do you have a desire to Excel? Do you want to experience joy and peace from within? Do you feel like something is missing as you navigate through life while trying to manage past trauma, stress, insecurities and struggles of being a spouse, parent, employee and/or friend. Are you becoming frustrated while trying to decide whether to stay married or divorce? Is your relationship/marriage in need of re-evaluation or resuscitation? Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about managing life? If you need to talk, I'm here to listen. Let's partner together and do the WORK.
Do you have a desire to Excel? Do you want to experience joy and peace from within? Do you feel like something is missing as you navigate through life while trying to manage past trauma, stress, insecurities and struggles of being a spouse, parent, employee and/or friend. Are you becoming frustrated while trying to decide whether to stay married or divorce? Is your relationship/marriage in need of re-evaluation or resuscitation? Do you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about managing life? If you need to talk, I'm here to listen. Let's partner together and do the WORK.
(301) 969-9765 View (301) 969-9765
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Dr. O & Okundaye, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
I have worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, blended family issues, divorce and reconciliation, work related stress, trauma, and mood disorders. I use various exercises and techniques to connect with my clients and make them feel comfortable within the therapeutic process. I am particularly skilled in engaging my clients during the initial contact and sessions because I believe that the foundation of any successful therapeutic process develops from the beginning stages.
I have worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, blended family issues, divorce and reconciliation, work related stress, trauma, and mood disorders. I use various exercises and techniques to connect with my clients and make them feel comfortable within the therapeutic process. I am particularly skilled in engaging my clients during the initial contact and sessions because I believe that the foundation of any successful therapeutic process develops from the beginning stages.
(301) 637-8904 View (301) 637-8904
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Eudaemonia Today, LLC - Leila Rosado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations, you are considering therapy! You are taking an awesome leap into getting to know yourself better. I am Leila Rosado, owner and provider for Eudaemonia Today, LLC. As a licensed Clinical Social Worker in both DC and MD, I provide psychotherapy, coaching, and diagnostic assessment for couples and individuals 16 years of age and older. With over 20 years of experience working in mental health, I have found my passion in this field. Everyone has skills that can be used to make small or big changes in their lives. Sometimes it just takes a spark and the desire for something different.
Congratulations, you are considering therapy! You are taking an awesome leap into getting to know yourself better. I am Leila Rosado, owner and provider for Eudaemonia Today, LLC. As a licensed Clinical Social Worker in both DC and MD, I provide psychotherapy, coaching, and diagnostic assessment for couples and individuals 16 years of age and older. With over 20 years of experience working in mental health, I have found my passion in this field. Everyone has skills that can be used to make small or big changes in their lives. Sometimes it just takes a spark and the desire for something different.
(301) 970-4499 View (301) 970-4499
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iRise Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW,C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
We assist children, adolescents, adults, and families who are experiencing challenges in their daily lives. We aim to assist you with enhancing your lives by empathizing with your challenges and providing techniques and interventions to aid you towards a better day! ​
We assist children, adolescents, adults, and families who are experiencing challenges in their daily lives. We aim to assist you with enhancing your lives by empathizing with your challenges and providing techniques and interventions to aid you towards a better day! ​
(240) 303-3548 View (240) 303-3548
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Jamie Teresa Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, FSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working to help individuals navigate and overcome difficult life experiences. I am always humble and appreciate that people allow me to come alongside them during their most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with individuals, couples or in group settings. My approach to treatment supports clients in reaching their goals while maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working to help individuals navigate and overcome difficult life experiences. I am always humble and appreciate that people allow me to come alongside them during their most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with individuals, couples or in group settings. My approach to treatment supports clients in reaching their goals while maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
(240) 549-6605 View (240) 549-6605
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Ainisha Bikira Persaud
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
I am pleased to offer both in-person and virtual sessions for couples and individuals who want to improve communication, deepen intimacy, or heal persistent wounds. Whether you are single, planning your marriage, or desperately fighting to save it; I will partner with you to help you achieve your goals of connection. My clients are highly motivated individuals who want to grow and are willing to do the work necessary to be better, healthier and happier.
I am pleased to offer both in-person and virtual sessions for couples and individuals who want to improve communication, deepen intimacy, or heal persistent wounds. Whether you are single, planning your marriage, or desperately fighting to save it; I will partner with you to help you achieve your goals of connection. My clients are highly motivated individuals who want to grow and are willing to do the work necessary to be better, healthier and happier.
(301) 709-9889 View (301) 709-9889
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Number of Therapists in Upper Marlboro, MD

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Upper Marlboro, MD who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
62% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Cigna and Evernorth
76% CareFirst
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Upper Marlboro, MD see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Upper Marlboro?

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.