Therapists in Forest Lake, MN

Photo of Jessica Meyer - Revival Counseling LLC, LPCC, Counselor
Revival Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025  (Online Only)
Run down. Overwhelmed. Weary. Stressed. Sad. Do you struggle with feeling like you are never enough? Are you constantly striving to perform perfectly and feel like you are always falling short? Do you feel like you need rest, but you don’t know how? Are you a person of faith who feels disconnected from God? Maybe you find yourself avoiding conflict and consistently put others over yourself- leaving you feeling burnt out and unappreciated. Or maybe you’re not sure what’s going on but you do know you “are over it”. You are used to feeling this way, but this does not have to be your life. I want to help you.
Run down. Overwhelmed. Weary. Stressed. Sad. Do you struggle with feeling like you are never enough? Are you constantly striving to perform perfectly and feel like you are always falling short? Do you feel like you need rest, but you don’t know how? Are you a person of faith who feels disconnected from God? Maybe you find yourself avoiding conflict and consistently put others over yourself- leaving you feeling burnt out and unappreciated. Or maybe you’re not sure what’s going on but you do know you “are over it”. You are used to feeling this way, but this does not have to be your life. I want to help you.
(651) 299-6368 View (651) 299-6368
Patricia Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, OTRL
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
I like to take a wholistic approach to working with clients. My unique background of being a Marriage and Family therapist, as well as an Occupational Therapist provides me two different lens through which to approach the needs of my clients. My goal for my clients to assist them in moving toward their goals to reach their full potential, in whatever way is meaningful to them. We look at developmental trauma, specific traumas, medical traumas, family of origin, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, and the various impacts of stress, i.e. anxiety, depression, etc. that prevent them from being "their best self."
I like to take a wholistic approach to working with clients. My unique background of being a Marriage and Family therapist, as well as an Occupational Therapist provides me two different lens through which to approach the needs of my clients. My goal for my clients to assist them in moving toward their goals to reach their full potential, in whatever way is meaningful to them. We look at developmental trauma, specific traumas, medical traumas, family of origin, interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, and the various impacts of stress, i.e. anxiety, depression, etc. that prevent them from being "their best self."
(763) 244-4783 View (763) 244-4783
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Beyond the Brain Therapies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Hello. If you are looking for someone to support you through a difficult time, you will receive compassion, healing and wisdom from me. I specialize in helping people heal from depression, anxiety, injury, divorce, trauma and abuse. If you are interested in regaining or reaching new levels of accomplishment, I can also help. I believe we need one another to maximize our potential. We have a cutting edge collaborative team of professionals committed to assisting you with positive mind-body-spirit connection. Offering Consulting, Counseling, Biofeedback, & Mediation. We are here to help maximize your potential!
Hello. If you are looking for someone to support you through a difficult time, you will receive compassion, healing and wisdom from me. I specialize in helping people heal from depression, anxiety, injury, divorce, trauma and abuse. If you are interested in regaining or reaching new levels of accomplishment, I can also help. I believe we need one another to maximize our potential. We have a cutting edge collaborative team of professionals committed to assisting you with positive mind-body-spirit connection. Offering Consulting, Counseling, Biofeedback, & Mediation. We are here to help maximize your potential!
(651) 401-8622 View (651) 401-8622
Photo of Beth Marolt, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Beth Marolt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
The headlines read : These are the worst of times (Styx,1981). At times our situations can be overwhelming and truly feel like the worst of times. Life can be painful and difficult and sometimes feels out of control. I help clients deal with a variety of “worst of times” including marital conflict, medical crisis or chronic illness, parenting issues, a difficult child/teen, anger, depression/anxiety, etc. I will help you to solve these and other issues, and work together to make lasting changes.
The headlines read : These are the worst of times (Styx,1981). At times our situations can be overwhelming and truly feel like the worst of times. Life can be painful and difficult and sometimes feels out of control. I help clients deal with a variety of “worst of times” including marital conflict, medical crisis or chronic illness, parenting issues, a difficult child/teen, anger, depression/anxiety, etc. I will help you to solve these and other issues, and work together to make lasting changes.
(651) 538-6960 View (651) 538-6960
Photo of Jacob Spehar, MA, LPCC, LADC
Jacob Spehar
MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, job stress, grief, trauma related issues, chronic pain or addiction. I'm here to support you by developing a trusting relationship as you navigate the challenges of life. Being in the field for over a decade has provided me skills and insight to handle a multitude of issues. The experiences in your life are unique to you, which is why I strive to have a person-centered approach to empower you so you can reach your goal.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, job stress, grief, trauma related issues, chronic pain or addiction. I'm here to support you by developing a trusting relationship as you navigate the challenges of life. Being in the field for over a decade has provided me skills and insight to handle a multitude of issues. The experiences in your life are unique to you, which is why I strive to have a person-centered approach to empower you so you can reach your goal.
(651) 661-4494 View (651) 661-4494
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David Michael Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, M, Educ
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
As you know, the therapeutic alliance or relationship you have with your therapist, is one of the most important components of successful treatment outcomes, regardless of the specific form of therapy that is employed. In other words, you need to look for a “good fit” for your specific needs, values and challenges that are before you. With that in mind, I have the following for your review. Past experiences: United States Navy, retired Minnesota State Trooper, ordained minister and adjunct faculty member at 3 different colleges. Don’t worry, I don’t give out tickets, nor make arrests, nor push my religious beliefs upon anyone.
As you know, the therapeutic alliance or relationship you have with your therapist, is one of the most important components of successful treatment outcomes, regardless of the specific form of therapy that is employed. In other words, you need to look for a “good fit” for your specific needs, values and challenges that are before you. With that in mind, I have the following for your review. Past experiences: United States Navy, retired Minnesota State Trooper, ordained minister and adjunct faculty member at 3 different colleges. Don’t worry, I don’t give out tickets, nor make arrests, nor push my religious beliefs upon anyone.
(651) 349-4156 View (651) 349-4156
Photo of Emily Krantz, MS, LPCC, Counselor
Emily Krantz
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging and choosing to move forward during these difficult times takes courage and strength. Making the decision to seek therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges is a great first step. Emily takes a person-centered approach in working with individuals to empower and motivate each person as they focus on goals they have created for themselves to fulfill their own potential. Therapy is provided in a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere that allows individuals to let their guards down, unpack their pain and struggles and create a plan to move forward.
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging and choosing to move forward during these difficult times takes courage and strength. Making the decision to seek therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges is a great first step. Emily takes a person-centered approach in working with individuals to empower and motivate each person as they focus on goals they have created for themselves to fulfill their own potential. Therapy is provided in a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere that allows individuals to let their guards down, unpack their pain and struggles and create a plan to move forward.
(651) 661-5867 View (651) 661-5867
Photo of Bill Hicks - Clear Passage Counseling, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Clear Passage Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
We are all trying to live a life that has meaning and worth. When our best efforts don't work, we may become "stuck". This is where a counselor can help you interpret and re-frame the issues to chart a path to help get "UNstuck". My goal in therapy is to create a safe place to talk about the issues and work towards a solution. Maya Angelou says it best: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution."
We are all trying to live a life that has meaning and worth. When our best efforts don't work, we may become "stuck". This is where a counselor can help you interpret and re-frame the issues to chart a path to help get "UNstuck". My goal in therapy is to create a safe place to talk about the issues and work towards a solution. Maya Angelou says it best: "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution."
(651) 358-2480 View (651) 358-2480
Photo of Heather Leigh Mundis - Canvas Health, Forest Lake Clinic, MA,  LP, Psychologist
Canvas Health, Forest Lake Clinic
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Canvas Health is dedicated to bringing hope, healing, and recovery to the lives of people we serve. We achieve this by helping children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Canvas Health is dedicated to bringing hope, healing, and recovery to the lives of people we serve. We achieve this by helping children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with mental illness and substance use disorders.
(651) 358-2038 View (651) 358-2038
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Maria Moua
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025  (Online Only)
I help people who are stuck in painful cycles of conflict, who are ready to learn how to heal, break free and move forward. People who come to see me find that I have a keen ability to hear them from a deep-subconscious level; that I can help them become more self-aware and empowered into improving several areas of their life. More often than not, when I meet with people they feel like they have tried everything. That is why I don't believe in wasting peoples time, nor do I throw out unnecessary tools and tactics. This means that I am highly attentive to what realistically works best for you.
I help people who are stuck in painful cycles of conflict, who are ready to learn how to heal, break free and move forward. People who come to see me find that I have a keen ability to hear them from a deep-subconscious level; that I can help them become more self-aware and empowered into improving several areas of their life. More often than not, when I meet with people they feel like they have tried everything. That is why I don't believe in wasting peoples time, nor do I throw out unnecessary tools and tactics. This means that I am highly attentive to what realistically works best for you.
(651) 564-7836 View (651) 564-7836
Photo of Adrienne Kovar, LICSW, ACM, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Adrienne Kovar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACM
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
I help people improve their ability to cope with life by utilizing behavioral tools that foster personal change and growth. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion. I tend to be more solution focused while assisting clients on maximizing the use of self. As a person who has worked in health care for several years I am able to assist clients in the utilization of community resource in order to achieve their optimal level of wellness.
I help people improve their ability to cope with life by utilizing behavioral tools that foster personal change and growth. I focus on fostering a positive, non-judgmental environment while building trust. I build positive connections with my clients- sometimes through humor and laughter, other times through empathy and compassion. I tend to be more solution focused while assisting clients on maximizing the use of self. As a person who has worked in health care for several years I am able to assist clients in the utilization of community resource in order to achieve their optimal level of wellness.
(612) 445-2986 View (612) 445-2986
Photo of Rebecca Bowers - Lakes Center for Youth & Families, Clinic, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lakes Center for Youth & Families, Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
At Lakes Center for Youth & Families, we use a collaborative client-centered approach that’s designed to meet each client where they are at. Our offices provide an inviting comfortable environment and our therapists use creative strategies and evidence-based approaches to best serve our clients. We provide therapy to people of all ages, striving to equip people with the skills to heal traumas, manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their overall quality of life.
At Lakes Center for Youth & Families, we use a collaborative client-centered approach that’s designed to meet each client where they are at. Our offices provide an inviting comfortable environment and our therapists use creative strategies and evidence-based approaches to best serve our clients. We provide therapy to people of all ages, striving to equip people with the skills to heal traumas, manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their overall quality of life.
(651) 661-6249 View (651) 661-6249
Photo of Kimberly Overlie - HP Psychological Associates, PC, Psychologist
HP Psychological Associates, PC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
We know how important it is to have options when you decide to reach out for support. As a group of clinicians invested in your wellbeing, we provide individual and group counseling to adults, children (ages 4+), families, and couples. Because we cannot determine when life stressors or increasing mental health concerns will occur, you may be able to be seen the same day of your call.
We know how important it is to have options when you decide to reach out for support. As a group of clinicians invested in your wellbeing, we provide individual and group counseling to adults, children (ages 4+), families, and couples. Because we cannot determine when life stressors or increasing mental health concerns will occur, you may be able to be seen the same day of your call.
(218) 464-0908 View (218) 464-0908
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Carrie Niles
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Supportive co-exploration of emotions and patterns that often underlie mental health symptoms can increase hope, facilitate meaning and connection, and improve overall wellness. I aim to create a warm and safe environment that encourages individuals, families, and couples to identify, explore, and heal their particular areas of pain. Professional interests include trauma and attachment with an understanding of the ways the brain and nervous system, emotions, and relationships are impacted throughout the lifespan. Others include depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, relational conflict, and life transitions. LGBTQIA allied.
Supportive co-exploration of emotions and patterns that often underlie mental health symptoms can increase hope, facilitate meaning and connection, and improve overall wellness. I aim to create a warm and safe environment that encourages individuals, families, and couples to identify, explore, and heal their particular areas of pain. Professional interests include trauma and attachment with an understanding of the ways the brain and nervous system, emotions, and relationships are impacted throughout the lifespan. Others include depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, relational conflict, and life transitions. LGBTQIA allied.
(651) 464-3685 x107 View (651) 464-3685 x107
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Jack Kasl
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
I provide compassionate care to individuals and couples who suffer emotionally. I will assist in clarifying the values that people struggle to identify and to put into action. I provide solution-focused therapy once barriers to successful living are identified. I find that a holistic, mind/body approach is essential to uncovering the solutions to life's problems. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is uniquely geared in affecting personal change and is a certified, evidence-based therapy approach.
I provide compassionate care to individuals and couples who suffer emotionally. I will assist in clarifying the values that people struggle to identify and to put into action. I provide solution-focused therapy once barriers to successful living are identified. I find that a holistic, mind/body approach is essential to uncovering the solutions to life's problems. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is uniquely geared in affecting personal change and is a certified, evidence-based therapy approach.
(612) 223-7268 View (612) 223-7268
Photo of Rebecca Bowers, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rebecca Bowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
I believe that the best therapy is radically empathetic, that all people hold the innate capacity for healing, and that courage and strength are discovered when people are allowed the space to express and release emotional pain. I use relational, evidence based approaches and work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them. The approaches I use vary and are dependent on the needs of the individual, family, or couple that I'm working with, modalities include DBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic and attachment theory.
I believe that the best therapy is radically empathetic, that all people hold the innate capacity for healing, and that courage and strength are discovered when people are allowed the space to express and release emotional pain. I use relational, evidence based approaches and work collaboratively with my clients to target the issues most challenging to them. The approaches I use vary and are dependent on the needs of the individual, family, or couple that I'm working with, modalities include DBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic and attachment theory.
(651) 464-3685 x115 View (651) 464-3685 x115
Photo of Katy Valine, MA, LPCC, LADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katy Valine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
It's helpful to have someone with whom to share our challenges. I view therapy as a sacred, yet creative partnership, focusing on personal healing and self-awareness. Therapy is also a holistic pursuit, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. As a person of faith, I am passionate about incorporating spirituality into the therapeutic process, at the discretion of the client. I conceptualize therapy from two directions: First, the work centers around building skills to regulate oneself during anxious or depressive experiencing. These skills are essential for doing the deeper work of identifying and resolving traumatic experiences.
It's helpful to have someone with whom to share our challenges. I view therapy as a sacred, yet creative partnership, focusing on personal healing and self-awareness. Therapy is also a holistic pursuit, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. As a person of faith, I am passionate about incorporating spirituality into the therapeutic process, at the discretion of the client. I conceptualize therapy from two directions: First, the work centers around building skills to regulate oneself during anxious or depressive experiencing. These skills are essential for doing the deeper work of identifying and resolving traumatic experiences.
(651) 877-6576 View (651) 877-6576
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Lynn Moore
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC, EAPEAL
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
This approach involves all of you -- body, mind and soul -- and results in increased clarity of purpose, self-awareness and effectiveness in all aspects of your life. Over and over again -- participants are profoundly impacted by this experience -- leaving with renewed commitment and focused energy toward their life goals.
This approach involves all of you -- body, mind and soul -- and results in increased clarity of purpose, self-awareness and effectiveness in all aspects of your life. Over and over again -- participants are profoundly impacted by this experience -- leaving with renewed commitment and focused energy toward their life goals.
(651) 964-1980 View (651) 964-1980
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Resolution Counseling Center
Psychologist, MA, LP, CEAP
Verified Verified
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Are you going through a significant life transition? Perhaps you are grieving the loss of someone special, a divorce, or other relationship has changed. Maybe it is a job transition or challenges of a new family system. It could be that you are just entering the working world as a young adult, trying to keep up with the new demands. Change is difficult and whatever the transition or life challenge you are facing, you may be feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty making decisions. Perhaps you are struggling with self confidence, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and other undesirable thoughts and feelings.
Are you going through a significant life transition? Perhaps you are grieving the loss of someone special, a divorce, or other relationship has changed. Maybe it is a job transition or challenges of a new family system. It could be that you are just entering the working world as a young adult, trying to keep up with the new demands. Change is difficult and whatever the transition or life challenge you are facing, you may be feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty making decisions. Perhaps you are struggling with self confidence, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and other undesirable thoughts and feelings.
(651) 237-4745 View (651) 237-4745
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Tracy Kolenich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in offering clients a safe, non-judging, supportive environment to work collaboratively with through struggles and challenges. I strive to build a trusting relationship with clients so that together we can explore steps to achieve inner peace.
I believe in offering clients a safe, non-judging, supportive environment to work collaboratively with through struggles and challenges. I strive to build a trusting relationship with clients so that together we can explore steps to achieve inner peace.
(651) 376-3392 View (651) 376-3392
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Number of Therapists in Forest Lake, MN

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Forest Lake, MN who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
70% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% UCare

How Therapists in Forest Lake, MN see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Forest Lake?

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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.