Therapists in Sturgis, MI

Photo of Angela Landrum, Counselor in Sturgis, MI
Angela Landrum
Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, CMCC
Verified
Sturgis, MI 49091  (Online Only)
Is your life not working the way that you want? Do you want change in your life but you don't know how to get there? I can help you! As a therapist I believe that you hold your own answers and just need guidance and help getting to where you want to be. My sessions are relaxed and comfortable and you get to control your own healing process. I offer video sessions to Michigan clients, from the comfort of your own home. They are private and on a HIPPA approved platform. I use an eclectic theoretical treatment plan ( a variety of different treatments) as no two people are alike and one size never fits all.
Is your life not working the way that you want? Do you want change in your life but you don't know how to get there? I can help you! As a therapist I believe that you hold your own answers and just need guidance and help getting to where you want to be. My sessions are relaxed and comfortable and you get to control your own healing process. I offer video sessions to Michigan clients, from the comfort of your own home. They are private and on a HIPPA approved platform. I use an eclectic theoretical treatment plan ( a variety of different treatments) as no two people are alike and one size never fits all.
(269) 390-3634 View (269) 390-3634
Photo of Sara M Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sturgis, MI
Sara M Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LLMFT
Verified
Sturgis, MI 49091
My heart as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to journey through individual, family or other relationship issues. I can help you accomplish your personal or spiritual growth goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, decision making, parenting, spiritual practices or life transitions. I will work collaboratively with you towards developing positive coping skills, healthy boundaries, and well-being.
My heart as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to journey through individual, family or other relationship issues. I can help you accomplish your personal or spiritual growth goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, decision making, parenting, spiritual practices or life transitions. I will work collaboratively with you towards developing positive coping skills, healthy boundaries, and well-being.
(269) 280-4675 View (269) 280-4675
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Melissa Cramton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Sturgis, MI 49091  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you as an individual or you and your partner are feeling trapped, stuck or otherwise struggling with how to manage the difficulties experiencing in life, I would love to connect with you. You may be struggling with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or difficulties finding your self. I work to help couples find a different way of relating to themselves and to their partners in a way that is more authentic and peaceful.
If you as an individual or you and your partner are feeling trapped, stuck or otherwise struggling with how to manage the difficulties experiencing in life, I would love to connect with you. You may be struggling with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or difficulties finding your self. I work to help couples find a different way of relating to themselves and to their partners in a way that is more authentic and peaceful.
(517) 296-6146 View (517) 296-6146
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Gerald L. Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, SAP, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sturgis, MI 49091
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a collaborative relationship that seeks to resolve issues, promote well-being, and personal growth. Being that life is a journey, there will be ups and downs. The therapeutic process can alleviate painful emotions, anxiety, highlight resiliency, increase insight and self-awareness, develop positive coping strategies, and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms. Regardless of the issue(s), or where you are, together we can work toward getting you where you want to be.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship that seeks to resolve issues, promote well-being, and personal growth. Being that life is a journey, there will be ups and downs. The therapeutic process can alleviate painful emotions, anxiety, highlight resiliency, increase insight and self-awareness, develop positive coping strategies, and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms. Regardless of the issue(s), or where you are, together we can work toward getting you where you want to be.
(269) 225-6384 View (269) 225-6384
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Megan Renee Bentley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, BSN, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sturgis, MI 49091  (Online Only)
Greetings. Facing life's complexities? I'm here for you. As a Registered Nurse with a decade's experience, I specialize in nuanced support for trauma, relationship intricacies, family issues, anxiety, and depression. In relationship dynamics, I help navigate challenges—communication breakdowns, trust issues, and past experiences' impact. Whether it's romantic relationships, family dynamics, or friendships, my goal is healthier connections. For family issues, we untangle complexities—communication barriers, generational patterns, impacting overall well-being.
Greetings. Facing life's complexities? I'm here for you. As a Registered Nurse with a decade's experience, I specialize in nuanced support for trauma, relationship intricacies, family issues, anxiety, and depression. In relationship dynamics, I help navigate challenges—communication breakdowns, trust issues, and past experiences' impact. Whether it's romantic relationships, family dynamics, or friendships, my goal is healthier connections. For family issues, we untangle complexities—communication barriers, generational patterns, impacting overall well-being.
(269) 241-9913 View (269) 241-9913

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Laura Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, MI 49032
Licenses-OH & MI. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal, to restore and to assist us in becoming or regaining our best selves. Life can be messy, heartbreaking, unpredictable, and confusing. Having a connection with a trusted, dedicated counselor can help navigate a path to coping and overcoming. I am passionate about working with people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds. I enjoy working with families to navigate dynamics and conflicts. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and teens. I enjoy helping them navigate life and connecting with their own individual strengths.
Licenses-OH & MI. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal, to restore and to assist us in becoming or regaining our best selves. Life can be messy, heartbreaking, unpredictable, and confusing. Having a connection with a trusted, dedicated counselor can help navigate a path to coping and overcoming. I am passionate about working with people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds. I enjoy working with families to navigate dynamics and conflicts. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and teens. I enjoy helping them navigate life and connecting with their own individual strengths.
(614) 347-0767 View (614) 347-0767
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Dawn L Criswell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Centreville, MI 49032
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling lost in the wilderness of grief ? Are you searching for better ways to cope with a chronic illness or condition? Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed as you care for a loved one and manage your own life? Life can take unexpected turns and leave us ill prepared to cope with the challenges associated with aging, chronic illness, care giving and grief. I feel that the human spirit has the capacity for healing and that the therapeutic relationship can be a powerful catalyst toward this process.
Are you feeling lost in the wilderness of grief ? Are you searching for better ways to cope with a chronic illness or condition? Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed as you care for a loved one and manage your own life? Life can take unexpected turns and leave us ill prepared to cope with the challenges associated with aging, chronic illness, care giving and grief. I feel that the human spirit has the capacity for healing and that the therapeutic relationship can be a powerful catalyst toward this process.
(269) 244-3634 View (269) 244-3634

Online Therapists

Photo of Chantelle Patel, Counselor in Sturgis, MI
Chantelle Patel
Counselor, LLPC
Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Starting therapy can be a tough choice to make. I am here to provide support, empathy, and a safe space as you take this journey into healing and self-growth.I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where you and I work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and goals. My approach is client-centered, meaning that your concerns and needs come first in sessions. I provide a non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely and work towards the changes you seek in your life.
Starting therapy can be a tough choice to make. I am here to provide support, empathy, and a safe space as you take this journey into healing and self-growth.I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where you and I work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and goals. My approach is client-centered, meaning that your concerns and needs come first in sessions. I provide a non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely and work towards the changes you seek in your life.
(269) 218-3020 View (269) 218-3020
Photo of Growth Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sturgis, MI
Growth Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Williamston, MI 48895
Issues that you are struggling with are unique and deeply personal to you. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help you understand and overcome challenges in your life.
Issues that you are struggling with are unique and deeply personal to you. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help you understand and overcome challenges in your life.
(517) 468-6402 View (517) 468-6402
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Monica Laming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton, MI 48116
I provide specialized therapy for women, children & families. My services would be ideal for women looking for support with anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, post-partum mental health concerns, reproductive challenges, history of trauma etc. I work with women in all stages of life and utilize a variety of modalities to best fit your needs with the deeper understanding that change comes within an authentic relationship. I welcome mothers to bring their babies or young children to therapy if needed as my office space provides a play area for children of many ages.
I provide specialized therapy for women, children & families. My services would be ideal for women looking for support with anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, post-partum mental health concerns, reproductive challenges, history of trauma etc. I work with women in all stages of life and utilize a variety of modalities to best fit your needs with the deeper understanding that change comes within an authentic relationship. I welcome mothers to bring their babies or young children to therapy if needed as my office space provides a play area for children of many ages.
(810) 206-1621 View (810) 206-1621
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Brenda Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, DMFT, LMFT
Verified
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Waitlist for new clients
When you come in for services, we will work together as a team to tackle areas in your life that have been a source of distress. Despite any feelings of discouragement or hopelessness, I can help provide you with the hope that you need in order to be strengthened to address those areas of distress. My goal is to help you heal from any wounds that affect your life, and to assist you in dealing with any issues that affect how well you are able to walk through your days. Although the journey is tough, when your therapist is also your teammate, it helps to ease your burden and give you the strength to go on.
When you come in for services, we will work together as a team to tackle areas in your life that have been a source of distress. Despite any feelings of discouragement or hopelessness, I can help provide you with the hope that you need in order to be strengthened to address those areas of distress. My goal is to help you heal from any wounds that affect your life, and to assist you in dealing with any issues that affect how well you are able to walk through your days. Although the journey is tough, when your therapist is also your teammate, it helps to ease your burden and give you the strength to go on.
(269) 215-2941 View (269) 215-2941
Photo of Jessica Hansen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sturgis, MI
Jessica Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Waitlist for new clients
I consider being a therapist a unique privilege. For someone to meet a complete stranger, feel safe enough to take risks, and disclose very personal details of one's life takes great courage and commitment to one's self. I believe in creating a safe, confidential environment free of judgment and one of trust and acceptance. My mission is to help individuals, couples, and families achieve the goals they set for themselves as they seek to be healthier, happier, and create a new life path and, perhaps, a new life story.
I consider being a therapist a unique privilege. For someone to meet a complete stranger, feel safe enough to take risks, and disclose very personal details of one's life takes great courage and commitment to one's self. I believe in creating a safe, confidential environment free of judgment and one of trust and acceptance. My mission is to help individuals, couples, and families achieve the goals they set for themselves as they seek to be healthier, happier, and create a new life path and, perhaps, a new life story.
(269) 520-0034 View (269) 520-0034
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Breakthrough Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Okemos, MI 48864
What do you really want from counseling? Honestly, don't you just want to ease your pain, stop the suffering, end your struggles, and arrive somewhere better? I understand that you may not care so much about the therapeutic approach, but maybe you will love the emotional release you can experience when you finish a counseling session. Maybe you will feel less burdened, seen, and not so alone. You might decide to come to therapy not because you love therapy, but because you're motivated to get out of the darkness and love your life again.
What do you really want from counseling? Honestly, don't you just want to ease your pain, stop the suffering, end your struggles, and arrive somewhere better? I understand that you may not care so much about the therapeutic approach, but maybe you will love the emotional release you can experience when you finish a counseling session. Maybe you will feel less burdened, seen, and not so alone. You might decide to come to therapy not because you love therapy, but because you're motivated to get out of the darkness and love your life again.
(616) 965-2767 View (616) 965-2767
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Krista Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Lansing, MI 48911
Krista Stevens has been working in the helping profession of micro and macro practice for over 15 years. She is a fully licensed Master level therapist with a degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University. Krista brings professional background and lived perspective from her work in child welfare since 2011. In the clinical setting she specializes in walking alongside children and their care takers, young adults, and women in their 30's through a trauma informed lens. She is currently focused on work with clients between 6 to 39 years of age.
Krista Stevens has been working in the helping profession of micro and macro practice for over 15 years. She is a fully licensed Master level therapist with a degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University. Krista brings professional background and lived perspective from her work in child welfare since 2011. In the clinical setting she specializes in walking alongside children and their care takers, young adults, and women in their 30's through a trauma informed lens. She is currently focused on work with clients between 6 to 39 years of age.
(517) 649-4210 View (517) 649-4210
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Olivia M Mielke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC, ICAADC, CCTP
Verified
Ypsilanti, MI 48197  (Online Only)
I am focused on helping you live your best life, mentally, physically, spiritually, and culturally, to have a deeper connection with those around you, and finally begin the process of self-acceptance & healing. Why continue down the same path, only to yield the same results? Allow yourself the opportunity to heal, love, and grow.
I am focused on helping you live your best life, mentally, physically, spiritually, and culturally, to have a deeper connection with those around you, and finally begin the process of self-acceptance & healing. Why continue down the same path, only to yield the same results? Allow yourself the opportunity to heal, love, and grow.
(734) 206-7747 View (734) 206-7747
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Sandra Prochazka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, DCSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48105  (Online Only)
Most of us know that even the healthiest of us need at some point in our lives an outside perspective or guidance into our inner selves to resolve many issues that we have not been able to do on our own. Therapy can take many forms from "personal growth work " (i.e. becoming a better person or reaching personal goals not yet achieved) or in dealing with life crises, wrong choices in the past effecting today, life transitions or mood problems such as depression, grief, anxiety etc. am also helping people deal with covid and all of it's implications.
Most of us know that even the healthiest of us need at some point in our lives an outside perspective or guidance into our inner selves to resolve many issues that we have not been able to do on our own. Therapy can take many forms from "personal growth work " (i.e. becoming a better person or reaching personal goals not yet achieved) or in dealing with life crises, wrong choices in the past effecting today, life transitions or mood problems such as depression, grief, anxiety etc. am also helping people deal with covid and all of it's implications.
(734) 666-3996 View (734) 666-3996
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Rhiannon Bower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Ada, MI 49301  (Online Only)
Your mental health matters! I'm here to help! Taking the next step can be intimidating and difficult, but a different perspective may help you create balance and a renewed sense of stability. It is my intention to help you expand your life beyond the “couch,” where even the smallest of adjustments can make a huge impact. One of the most crucial parts of the therapeutic process is connection. I approach each session with warmth and an empathetic, listening ear to provide you a space where you feel heard, understood, and hopeful for your future.
Your mental health matters! I'm here to help! Taking the next step can be intimidating and difficult, but a different perspective may help you create balance and a renewed sense of stability. It is my intention to help you expand your life beyond the “couch,” where even the smallest of adjustments can make a huge impact. One of the most crucial parts of the therapeutic process is connection. I approach each session with warmth and an empathetic, listening ear to provide you a space where you feel heard, understood, and hopeful for your future.
(616) 585-0592 View (616) 585-0592
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Angi Scoggin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LLMFT, MAPsy, CSTIP
Verified
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Maya Angelou said, “We do the best we can until we know better; and when we know better, we do better”. ALL relationships (families, couples, parent/child, siblings) need strength in three key areas: friendship, conflict management, and shared meaning. This means every relationship should have a foundation of friendship to build upon but if we don't know why we "do what we do", we are unable to build the foundation we need. Using different therapeutic styles such as Gottman, Imago, Acceptance & Committment Therapy, and Attachment Theory, I assist clients in identifing and changing their troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Maya Angelou said, “We do the best we can until we know better; and when we know better, we do better”. ALL relationships (families, couples, parent/child, siblings) need strength in three key areas: friendship, conflict management, and shared meaning. This means every relationship should have a foundation of friendship to build upon but if we don't know why we "do what we do", we are unable to build the foundation we need. Using different therapeutic styles such as Gottman, Imago, Acceptance & Committment Therapy, and Attachment Theory, I assist clients in identifing and changing their troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
(269) 399-3775 View (269) 399-3775
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Matthew Stoel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
I believe having the ability to quickly build rapport and a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients is one of the most important aspects of helping enable and support change. Throughout the course of my career as a school social worker and therapist, I have worked closely with preteen, teen, and young adults going through a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns. Within my practice, I provide an empathetic and non-judgmental environment that meets preteens, teens and young adults where they are so they can express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a safe and welcoming environment.
I believe having the ability to quickly build rapport and a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients is one of the most important aspects of helping enable and support change. Throughout the course of my career as a school social worker and therapist, I have worked closely with preteen, teen, and young adults going through a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns. Within my practice, I provide an empathetic and non-judgmental environment that meets preteens, teens and young adults where they are so they can express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a safe and welcoming environment.
(616) 504-2738 View (616) 504-2738
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Johand Rodríguez-Fernández
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Okemos, MI 48864
Welcome to my practice! First and foremost, I should tell you that I value, acknowledge, and respect the important step you are taking by looking for a therapist. Every person has a different way to achieve fulfillment, and we all have in common the challenges that life brings us in the road. Understanding that mental health does not necessarily mean the absence of illness, my goal in psychotherapy is to help you understand how to use your own experiences and psychological resources to be a better version of yourself. My practice is focused on the provision of individual therapy in English and Spanish.
Welcome to my practice! First and foremost, I should tell you that I value, acknowledge, and respect the important step you are taking by looking for a therapist. Every person has a different way to achieve fulfillment, and we all have in common the challenges that life brings us in the road. Understanding that mental health does not necessarily mean the absence of illness, my goal in psychotherapy is to help you understand how to use your own experiences and psychological resources to be a better version of yourself. My practice is focused on the provision of individual therapy in English and Spanish.
(517) 798-8686 View (517) 798-8686

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Number of Therapists in Sturgis, MI

< 10

Therapists in Sturgis, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Parenting
80% Family Conflict
80% Self Esteem
80% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% McLaren
60% Meridian

How Therapists in Sturgis, MI see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sturgis?

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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.