Therapists in Carthage, MO

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Petra J McGuire
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carthage, MO 64836
If you're struggling, you owe it to yourself and those around you - your partner, children, colleagues, friends - to take a step toward change. If you're like many women, you are in a constant balancing act. Whether your struggle is managing the day-to-day stresses of life or a more specific concern, talking with someone who will really listen, getting support, and having help to consider your options can make a tremendous difference.
If you're struggling, you owe it to yourself and those around you - your partner, children, colleagues, friends - to take a step toward change. If you're like many women, you are in a constant balancing act. Whether your struggle is managing the day-to-day stresses of life or a more specific concern, talking with someone who will really listen, getting support, and having help to consider your options can make a tremendous difference.
(417) 283-8092 View (417) 283-8092
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Elaine Childs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Carthage, MO 64836
Hello! I am a counselor working for Sacry Family Medicine in Southwest MO. I enjoy working with all age groups and have a great deal of experience in working with sexually abused or otherwise traumatized patients. I have been trained in the use of EMDR. I am also very experienced in working with children's issues. It is my honor to work with those who are experiencing a difficult time in their life and to help them learn methods for coping with and resolving emotional pain. I look forward to meeting you. Office hours are Mon and Thurs 9 to 6 and Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 5.
Hello! I am a counselor working for Sacry Family Medicine in Southwest MO. I enjoy working with all age groups and have a great deal of experience in working with sexually abused or otherwise traumatized patients. I have been trained in the use of EMDR. I am also very experienced in working with children's issues. It is my honor to work with those who are experiencing a difficult time in their life and to help them learn methods for coping with and resolving emotional pain. I look forward to meeting you. Office hours are Mon and Thurs 9 to 6 and Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 5.
(417) 202-4301 View (417) 202-4301
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Jacob Wilhelm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Carthage, MO 64836
Life can feel big, daunting, and isolating. Especially in the midst of uncertainty, traumatic experiences, relationship breakdowns, and other troubling circumstances of life, maybe you feel like it’s just you against the world— but it doesn't have to be that way. I want to help undo that aloneness. I want to help you feel like “you” again. I want you to have confidence in yourself and your relationships again.
Life can feel big, daunting, and isolating. Especially in the midst of uncertainty, traumatic experiences, relationship breakdowns, and other troubling circumstances of life, maybe you feel like it’s just you against the world— but it doesn't have to be that way. I want to help undo that aloneness. I want to help you feel like “you” again. I want you to have confidence in yourself and your relationships again.
(616) 952-3607 View (616) 952-3607
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Mark Liston
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCCC
Verified Verified
Carthage, MO 64836
Most of us want to be good people who have our needs met and enjoy our family and friends. Most of us struggle at times to get there. We need a little help: Someone to listen, help us think things through, or to give us some coaching about life and relationships. Or maybe we are in serious trouble and really need professional help. Taking that next step is often scary. For 30 years, Mark has helped 1000s. 85-90% of his clients say they are very satisfied with their counseling. He's genuine, accepting, effective. Ready to take that step?
Most of us want to be good people who have our needs met and enjoy our family and friends. Most of us struggle at times to get there. We need a little help: Someone to listen, help us think things through, or to give us some coaching about life and relationships. Or maybe we are in serious trouble and really need professional help. Taking that next step is often scary. For 30 years, Mark has helped 1000s. 85-90% of his clients say they are very satisfied with their counseling. He's genuine, accepting, effective. Ready to take that step?
(417) 213-5987 View (417) 213-5987
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Dr. Brian Fidler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CEFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carthage, MO 64836
We all get wounded in the battles of life -- some of us in tragically dramatic ways, and others of us bleed through the piercings of a hundred small injuries. Let me help you get to the core of the struggles and back on the road to living your life again. Perhaps it is an addiction you can't seem to get rid of, or that haunting sense of inadequacy or loneliness. It may be anxiety or depression, gender identity issues, or past trauma. Maybe for you a relationship you value has have become difficult or painful.
We all get wounded in the battles of life -- some of us in tragically dramatic ways, and others of us bleed through the piercings of a hundred small injuries. Let me help you get to the core of the struggles and back on the road to living your life again. Perhaps it is an addiction you can't seem to get rid of, or that haunting sense of inadequacy or loneliness. It may be anxiety or depression, gender identity issues, or past trauma. Maybe for you a relationship you value has have become difficult or painful.
(417) 222-2586 View (417) 222-2586
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David Wermuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carthage, MO 64836
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. With a strengths-based, trauma-focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family, or group.
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. With a strengths-based, trauma-focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family, or group.
(417) 660-2175 View (417) 660-2175
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Silvia Espinosa Ed.s
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carthage, MO 64836
Have you been suffering in silence or struggling with relationships? Know that hope is near. We all have experienced pain that if left untreated, can keep us trapped, inhibiting our ability to enjoy life. There are three main areas that are dear to my heart: play therapy for children who’ve gone through adverse life experiences, marriage counseling for couples experiencing difficulty, and survivors of betrayal trauma: psychological/emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Know that it will take time to heal, courage to face the reality of your experience, and a steady commitment to your own healing.
Have you been suffering in silence or struggling with relationships? Know that hope is near. We all have experienced pain that if left untreated, can keep us trapped, inhibiting our ability to enjoy life. There are three main areas that are dear to my heart: play therapy for children who’ve gone through adverse life experiences, marriage counseling for couples experiencing difficulty, and survivors of betrayal trauma: psychological/emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Know that it will take time to heal, courage to face the reality of your experience, and a steady commitment to your own healing.
(417) 453-2767 View (417) 453-2767
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Caleb Boggs
PLPC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carthage, MO 64836
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Caleb! I’m a counselor with a special love for working with kids. I practice at Mt. Hope Christian Counseling Center in Webb City, MO. I aim to help children and their families address a wide variety of issues including anger, grief and loss, divorce and abandonment, anxiety, depression, and defiance.
Hi, I’m Caleb! I’m a counselor with a special love for working with kids. I practice at Mt. Hope Christian Counseling Center in Webb City, MO. I aim to help children and their families address a wide variety of issues including anger, grief and loss, divorce and abandonment, anxiety, depression, and defiance.
(417) 607-6442 View (417) 607-6442
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Shirley D Ankrom-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carthage, MO 64836
Hello! I work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy Modalities. I provide services for children age 11 and older, adolescents, and adults. I offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy. I work with issues of grief, PTSD, relationship challenges, abuse issues (including, physical, mental and sexual), depression, women’s issues, victims issues, behavior modification, and domestic violence issues. I strive to hear the needs of each of my clients and to empower the individual(s) to identify the the problem and/or behaviors of concern. Together we work to determine a possible solution.
Hello! I work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy Modalities. I provide services for children age 11 and older, adolescents, and adults. I offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy. I work with issues of grief, PTSD, relationship challenges, abuse issues (including, physical, mental and sexual), depression, women’s issues, victims issues, behavior modification, and domestic violence issues. I strive to hear the needs of each of my clients and to empower the individual(s) to identify the the problem and/or behaviors of concern. Together we work to determine a possible solution.
(417) 319-2496 View (417) 319-2496

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Marissa Fort-Conrad
MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webb City, MO 64870
Do you find yourself feeling lost or confused about who you are? Maybe you're struggling to thrive or even to cope as the world changes around you. Identity struggles, grief, relational challenges, traumatic experiences, health changes, spiritual crises, and other naturally occurring stressors are all potential sources of anxiety that can alter the way we think and feel about ourselves and others in our present moment and moving forward. As a trauma-informed practitioner, I approach each relationship with a person-centered focus, operating holistically through the lens of trauma-informed care, recognizing you as a unique individual.
Do you find yourself feeling lost or confused about who you are? Maybe you're struggling to thrive or even to cope as the world changes around you. Identity struggles, grief, relational challenges, traumatic experiences, health changes, spiritual crises, and other naturally occurring stressors are all potential sources of anxiety that can alter the way we think and feel about ourselves and others in our present moment and moving forward. As a trauma-informed practitioner, I approach each relationship with a person-centered focus, operating holistically through the lens of trauma-informed care, recognizing you as a unique individual.
(417) 764-5933 View (417) 764-5933
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Penny L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
(417) 855-3261 View (417) 855-3261
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Darla Wyatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Webb City, MO 64870
Not accepting new clients
I have a heart for couples and enjoy coming alongside those who are struggling relationally, to instill hope and help them resolve their conflict. I have helped many couples restore trust in their relationship after an affair or betrayal. In addition to working with couples, I also work with women who are dealing with emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety. I also have experience working with individuals who have addictions or a life controlling problem. We will work together to determine the best treatment for you so you can achieve your goals.
I have a heart for couples and enjoy coming alongside those who are struggling relationally, to instill hope and help them resolve their conflict. I have helped many couples restore trust in their relationship after an affair or betrayal. In addition to working with couples, I also work with women who are dealing with emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety. I also have experience working with individuals who have addictions or a life controlling problem. We will work together to determine the best treatment for you so you can achieve your goals.
(417) 616-3417 View (417) 616-3417
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Eric D Pagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webb City, MO 64870
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
(417) 815-0662 View (417) 815-0662
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Matthew Porte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webb City, MO 64870
Not accepting new clients
Greetings, thank you for stopping by my page. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma and PTSD. To address these often long-standing issues, I use a variety of mind and body-based interventions including, Focusing Oriented Therapy, FOT, Compassionate Mind Training or CMT, Inner Voice Dialogue (Chair Work), and EMDR to help you address the parts of you that are angry, anxious, traumatized, wounded, ashamed, etc.
Greetings, thank you for stopping by my page. I specialize in treating anxiety, trauma and PTSD. To address these often long-standing issues, I use a variety of mind and body-based interventions including, Focusing Oriented Therapy, FOT, Compassionate Mind Training or CMT, Inner Voice Dialogue (Chair Work), and EMDR to help you address the parts of you that are angry, anxious, traumatized, wounded, ashamed, etc.
(417) 238-0651 View (417) 238-0651
Photo of Joyce Elizabeth Payne, Licensed Professional Counselor in Carthage, MO
Joyce Elizabeth Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webb City, MO 64870
I have 16 years of clinical experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, anger, relationship issues, and most mental health disorders. Wellness is possible for everyone no matter what they have had to walk through. Coping is possible, but healing is essential to move beyond the places we become stuck.
I have 16 years of clinical experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, anger, relationship issues, and most mental health disorders. Wellness is possible for everyone no matter what they have had to walk through. Coping is possible, but healing is essential to move beyond the places we become stuck.
(417) 212-5448 View (417) 212-5448
Photo of Micah Clark, Pre-Licensed Professional in Carthage, MO
Micah Clark
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Webb City, MO 64870
Are you seeking solace in the midst of profound loss and grief? Do you need support due to navigating the devastating terrain of child loss, grappling with the complexities of infertility, or confronting the myriad forms of grief life presents? You yearn for understanding, a safe space to untangle their emotions, and tools to navigate your journey towards healing. Your needs extend beyond mere coping mechanisms; you crave validation, empathy, and tailored support that acknowledges the unique nuances of your grief. You seek guidance not just to endure, but to transform your grief into a catalyst for growth and newfound strength.
Are you seeking solace in the midst of profound loss and grief? Do you need support due to navigating the devastating terrain of child loss, grappling with the complexities of infertility, or confronting the myriad forms of grief life presents? You yearn for understanding, a safe space to untangle their emotions, and tools to navigate your journey towards healing. Your needs extend beyond mere coping mechanisms; you crave validation, empathy, and tailored support that acknowledges the unique nuances of your grief. You seek guidance not just to endure, but to transform your grief into a catalyst for growth and newfound strength.
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Online Therapists

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Amie Lynn Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nevada, MO 64772  (Online Only)
Her focus is on Medical Psychology where she helps others understand how their thoughts and feelings can affect their behaviors and physiological reactions and is particularly interested in trauma reactions on physiological systems. She assists others to learn healthy lifestyle choices as a coping skill to return to managing daily life demands effective. She assists others to find the balance between body-mind-soul as a way to empower individuals. She uses this Gestalt approach coupled with Humanistic theory to allow individuals to feel heard and supported in their journeys towards wellness.
Her focus is on Medical Psychology where she helps others understand how their thoughts and feelings can affect their behaviors and physiological reactions and is particularly interested in trauma reactions on physiological systems. She assists others to learn healthy lifestyle choices as a coping skill to return to managing daily life demands effective. She assists others to find the balance between body-mind-soul as a way to empower individuals. She uses this Gestalt approach coupled with Humanistic theory to allow individuals to feel heard and supported in their journeys towards wellness.
(417) 212-5393 View (417) 212-5393
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Brightside Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Willard, MO 65781
“Just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world…” Hi there! I never thought I’d have a good excuse to use a Journey song as my introduction, but here we are! I am a small-town girl; I grew up in Willard, graduated from Willard, and have returned. While driving home for Christmas in 2015, I realized Willard needed a counseling center--and I have officially taken the leap! My hope is this can help Willard and the smaller surrounding towns not have to drive all the way to Springfield. "Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable..." - Mr. Fred Rogers
“Just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world…” Hi there! I never thought I’d have a good excuse to use a Journey song as my introduction, but here we are! I am a small-town girl; I grew up in Willard, graduated from Willard, and have returned. While driving home for Christmas in 2015, I realized Willard needed a counseling center--and I have officially taken the leap! My hope is this can help Willard and the smaller surrounding towns not have to drive all the way to Springfield. "Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable..." - Mr. Fred Rogers
(417) 308-8479 View (417) 308-8479
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Jamie Kraushaar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
I strive to help clients feel accepted and supported while providing a safe space to work towards mental health goals in Missouri and Florida. I use an evidence based therapeutic approach to construct healthy solutions to life concerns. We will work on discovering your coping abilities, resources, skills and strengths to help you navigate success in life.
I strive to help clients feel accepted and supported while providing a safe space to work towards mental health goals in Missouri and Florida. I use an evidence based therapeutic approach to construct healthy solutions to life concerns. We will work on discovering your coping abilities, resources, skills and strengths to help you navigate success in life.
(417) 275-0176 View (417) 275-0176
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Michelle M Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
My ideal client is one who is aware that they need to do something different but aren't quite sure what the next step is. This could be a life transition from adolescence to adulthood, or a couple who struggles with communication. It could be more intense like a couple who is in the middle of despair or broken trust, or an individual or child who has experienced something traumatic that has changed their whole world. All these individuals are looking for ways to regain their life and become who they believe themselves to be.
My ideal client is one who is aware that they need to do something different but aren't quite sure what the next step is. This could be a life transition from adolescence to adulthood, or a couple who struggles with communication. It could be more intense like a couple who is in the middle of despair or broken trust, or an individual or child who has experienced something traumatic that has changed their whole world. All these individuals are looking for ways to regain their life and become who they believe themselves to be.
(417) 551-6138 x2 View (417) 551-6138 x2

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Number of Therapists in Carthage, MO

< 10

Therapists in Carthage, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Grief
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Parenting
78% Marital and Premarital

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
33% Aetna
33% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Carthage, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

55% Male
45% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carthage?

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.