Therapists in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO

Photo of Claire Barron, Psychologist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Claire Barron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
My approach is to first listen, and then help clients find solutions that can work for them. I've been working with adults, teens, children, families and couples for over 25 years as a private-practice psychologist and a consultant for area school districts. I am currently only offering telehealth appointments.
My approach is to first listen, and then help clients find solutions that can work for them. I've been working with adults, teens, children, families and couples for over 25 years as a private-practice psychologist and a consultant for area school districts. I am currently only offering telehealth appointments.
(913) 204-9144 View (913) 204-9144
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Martha Childers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to find solutions leading to greater peace of mind and contentment? I provide you a compassionate, safe environment to speak freely about your unique situation. Although we can address together any life issue, my specialties include couples counseling, premarital preparation for marriage, caregiver stress, and grief therapy. I can also teach you mindfulness techniques to handle daily stress and bring clarity of thought. Tinnitus can be treated, too. Having studied world religions, I can help you use your religious and spiritual beliefs to facilitate your life journey, regardless of your path.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to find solutions leading to greater peace of mind and contentment? I provide you a compassionate, safe environment to speak freely about your unique situation. Although we can address together any life issue, my specialties include couples counseling, premarital preparation for marriage, caregiver stress, and grief therapy. I can also teach you mindfulness techniques to handle daily stress and bring clarity of thought. Tinnitus can be treated, too. Having studied world religions, I can help you use your religious and spiritual beliefs to facilitate your life journey, regardless of your path.
(816) 368-5853 View (816) 368-5853
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Pamela S Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Taylor, Counselor, Coach, Consultant, and owner of New Hope Counseling Center. I offer a non-pathologizing, collaborative, strengths-based approach to individuals, couples, families, and businesses in the form of therapy or consulting services. Areas of Interest: Relationship Issues - Couples/Families & Premarital, Adolescents, Loss/Grief,Transitions, Work-Life Balance, Spirituality Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, etc.
Dr. Taylor, Counselor, Coach, Consultant, and owner of New Hope Counseling Center. I offer a non-pathologizing, collaborative, strengths-based approach to individuals, couples, families, and businesses in the form of therapy or consulting services. Areas of Interest: Relationship Issues - Couples/Families & Premarital, Adolescents, Loss/Grief,Transitions, Work-Life Balance, Spirituality Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, etc.
(816) 340-6649 View (816) 340-6649
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Burton L Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131  (Online Only)
My name is Burton Rogers, I specialize in mental health and substance use concerns. I enjoy helping others gain insight into their problems and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's in Psychology and completed my Master's in Counseling at Stephens College.
My name is Burton Rogers, I specialize in mental health and substance use concerns. I enjoy helping others gain insight into their problems and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's in Psychology and completed my Master's in Counseling at Stephens College.
(816) 629-4275 View (816) 629-4275
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Barbara L Lucas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Life struggles may sometimes prevent us from fully being our true selves, interfering with the hopes, dreams and wishes we have for our lives. When the weight of relationship stress, emotional discomfort, loss, life transitions, etc. leaves you feeling unbalanced or unfulfilled, you do not have to carry it alone. It is my sincerest desire to carry it with you offering a process of emotional healing, exploration and self-discovery. As we journey towards a restored sense of balance and harmony, I encourage you through your process until you feel secure, connected and can experience peace.
Life struggles may sometimes prevent us from fully being our true selves, interfering with the hopes, dreams and wishes we have for our lives. When the weight of relationship stress, emotional discomfort, loss, life transitions, etc. leaves you feeling unbalanced or unfulfilled, you do not have to carry it alone. It is my sincerest desire to carry it with you offering a process of emotional healing, exploration and self-discovery. As we journey towards a restored sense of balance and harmony, I encourage you through your process until you feel secure, connected and can experience peace.
(913) 667-4773 View (913) 667-4773
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Fred Mayfield
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LCMFT
Verified
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
I am grateful to have been a part of helping so many individuals, couples, and blending families resolve their issues over the past 35 years. While the experience has honed my therapy skills, each new person or relationship is unique and requires exploring solutions that fit their individual personality.
I am grateful to have been a part of helping so many individuals, couples, and blending families resolve their issues over the past 35 years. While the experience has honed my therapy skills, each new person or relationship is unique and requires exploring solutions that fit their individual personality.
(913) 667-7149 View (913) 667-7149
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Whitney B Ide Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Making the decision to seek help is the the first step towards living a healthier, happier life. The second step is finding the right therapist. I believe that success in therapy is dependent on the strength of the relationship between the counselor and client. I view myself as an advocate, a catalyst for change, and an objective sounding board, rather than an expert who can listen to your problems for an hour and then magically know how to run your life better than you do. You are the expert on you! My job is to help you learn how to help yourself.
Making the decision to seek help is the the first step towards living a healthier, happier life. The second step is finding the right therapist. I believe that success in therapy is dependent on the strength of the relationship between the counselor and client. I view myself as an advocate, a catalyst for change, and an objective sounding board, rather than an expert who can listen to your problems for an hour and then magically know how to run your life better than you do. You are the expert on you! My job is to help you learn how to help yourself.
(816) 482-3675 View (816) 482-3675
Photo of Shannon Waters Russell, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Shannon Waters Russell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, ACHT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Welcome! I look forward to helping you discover the strength inside yourself to pursue growth and healing from the inside out. You'll love working with me if you value connection, kindness, and strength as you pursue your own truths and wholeness. I love working with clients who are looking to understand themselves and their lives more fully as they work towards achieving a peaceful, more fulfilling life.
Welcome! I look forward to helping you discover the strength inside yourself to pursue growth and healing from the inside out. You'll love working with me if you value connection, kindness, and strength as you pursue your own truths and wholeness. I love working with clients who are looking to understand themselves and their lives more fully as they work towards achieving a peaceful, more fulfilling life.
(913) 243-2605 View (913) 243-2605
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Michael Nobo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Are you grappling with the difficulties posed by an eating disorder, yearning for change and open to therapeutic support? My name is Michael and I specialize in helping adults overcome their eating disorder. Recognizing the intimate connection between movement, food, and sleep with mental health, I'm here to provide guidance and get this moving in the right direction. Let's connect for a 15-min consult and embark on a path toward a more balanced, and healthier life.
Are you grappling with the difficulties posed by an eating disorder, yearning for change and open to therapeutic support? My name is Michael and I specialize in helping adults overcome their eating disorder. Recognizing the intimate connection between movement, food, and sleep with mental health, I'm here to provide guidance and get this moving in the right direction. Let's connect for a 15-min consult and embark on a path toward a more balanced, and healthier life.
(816) 227-6592 View (816) 227-6592
Photo of Johanna Kelley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Johanna Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are seeking relief from traumatic memories or simply someone to help guide you in the direction of healthy coping strategies, I would be honored to be a part of your journey! I am an EMDR-trained therapist who focuses on each clients' strengths. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to guide my clients into recognizing their own abilities to cope with difficult experiences. I work with adolescents and adults.
Whether you are seeking relief from traumatic memories or simply someone to help guide you in the direction of healthy coping strategies, I would be honored to be a part of your journey! I am an EMDR-trained therapist who focuses on each clients' strengths. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to guide my clients into recognizing their own abilities to cope with difficult experiences. I work with adolescents and adults.
(816) 542-6662 View (816) 542-6662
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Emily H Rosenbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Are you feeling powerless as life continues whirling around? Perhaps you are stuck in an area of your life? Maybe you are struggling to understand yourself or your brain. I understand the desire to feel in control of your emotions, yourself, and your life. My clients are teens and adults who are looking to heal and grow into the best version of themselves. I am committed to creating a strong therapeutic connection with my clients. Allowing you to feel safe and secure while sharing about life's struggles and guiding you through the process of increasing self-awareness, self-compassion, and learning the tools to help you cope.
Are you feeling powerless as life continues whirling around? Perhaps you are stuck in an area of your life? Maybe you are struggling to understand yourself or your brain. I understand the desire to feel in control of your emotions, yourself, and your life. My clients are teens and adults who are looking to heal and grow into the best version of themselves. I am committed to creating a strong therapeutic connection with my clients. Allowing you to feel safe and secure while sharing about life's struggles and guiding you through the process of increasing self-awareness, self-compassion, and learning the tools to help you cope.
(816) 330-2065 View (816) 330-2065
Photo of Hannah L Littlepage, Licensed Professional Counselor in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Hannah L Littlepage
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131  (Online Only)
My aim is to be with you as you do the brave work of healing and growth. I consider it an honor to walk with you down this road. Women, families, and couples addressing a wide rage of problems including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, childhood trauma, spirituality, relational stressors and marital crisis. Strong emphasis on maternal mental health including pre-pregnancy, infertility, birth trauma, and postpartum issues. Are you ready to dig deep and reach the fullness of who you are designed to be?
My aim is to be with you as you do the brave work of healing and growth. I consider it an honor to walk with you down this road. Women, families, and couples addressing a wide rage of problems including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, childhood trauma, spirituality, relational stressors and marital crisis. Strong emphasis on maternal mental health including pre-pregnancy, infertility, birth trauma, and postpartum issues. Are you ready to dig deep and reach the fullness of who you are designed to be?
(417) 216-6943 View (417) 216-6943
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Shane Petersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
When we think and act in ways that don’t align with who we are, it can cause us to treat ourselves or others badly. In other words: who you are is not who you’re being. It can feel directionless when we want to feel like ourselves again, but don't know where to start. I have felt this way myself and know how defeating it can feel -this is why I want to help. If you have been feeling off for a long time or just a short while, the most important thing is to make one step towards something good. As a therapist, I can give you direction and work with you to step towards the version of yourself you want to be.
When we think and act in ways that don’t align with who we are, it can cause us to treat ourselves or others badly. In other words: who you are is not who you’re being. It can feel directionless when we want to feel like ourselves again, but don't know where to start. I have felt this way myself and know how defeating it can feel -this is why I want to help. If you have been feeling off for a long time or just a short while, the most important thing is to make one step towards something good. As a therapist, I can give you direction and work with you to step towards the version of yourself you want to be.
(913) 285-8557 View (913) 285-8557
Photo of Kaitlyn Lickteig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Kaitlyn Lickteig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
I possess the magic, quick-fix for all of your problems... just kidding. As a lifetime therapy participant myself, I know this path is not always short, shiny, or easy, but my job is to walk it with you & see you through it when you are ready. My work focuses around challenges in our relationship with ourselves, others and how we navigate the world. In addition to life transitions, trauma, and grief, I specialize in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, and adolescent/student athlete issues. I am an LGBTQI+ ally, and eager to work with humans of all backgrounds, orientations, preferences, identities, cultures, & ethnicities.
I possess the magic, quick-fix for all of your problems... just kidding. As a lifetime therapy participant myself, I know this path is not always short, shiny, or easy, but my job is to walk it with you & see you through it when you are ready. My work focuses around challenges in our relationship with ourselves, others and how we navigate the world. In addition to life transitions, trauma, and grief, I specialize in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, and adolescent/student athlete issues. I am an LGBTQI+ ally, and eager to work with humans of all backgrounds, orientations, preferences, identities, cultures, & ethnicities.
(816) 323-3572 View (816) 323-3572
Photo of Verena Fawzy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Verena Fawzy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO 64131
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family, & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family, & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
(913) 228-3186 View (913) 228-3186

Online Therapists

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Dr. Laura N. Theno
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCPC, NCC, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64118
** Immediate Availability Within My Office ** If you’re looking for a therapy experience with complete acceptance and freedom to own your story and find your voice, we should meet. My style is really about meeting you where you’re at, so my therapeutic approach can vary - and is truly designed around you. I have years of experience in different applications of therapy, and still find myself feeling so honored and humbled by the experience of walking your journey with you: teaching skills and offering encouragement along the way. Reaching out for help takes courage, and I want to meet that courage with compassion.
** Immediate Availability Within My Office ** If you’re looking for a therapy experience with complete acceptance and freedom to own your story and find your voice, we should meet. My style is really about meeting you where you’re at, so my therapeutic approach can vary - and is truly designed around you. I have years of experience in different applications of therapy, and still find myself feeling so honored and humbled by the experience of walking your journey with you: teaching skills and offering encouragement along the way. Reaching out for help takes courage, and I want to meet that courage with compassion.
(816) 399-2286 View (816) 399-2286
Photo of Denise Frisella Tompkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Denise Frisella Tompkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
Treat yourself with the same kindness and patience you would offer others, and remember each forward step brings you closer to where you want to be. Let me guide you through unblocking your strengths and finding the peace that comes with healing. I work from a holistic perspective, using EMDR and inner child work while offering a safe support space. Past experiences can have an effect on your present life and relationships. I understand that to heal, it is helpful to have support, address traumas, navigate grief and have a vision of where you would like to be. I look forward to hearing from you. Denise
Treat yourself with the same kindness and patience you would offer others, and remember each forward step brings you closer to where you want to be. Let me guide you through unblocking your strengths and finding the peace that comes with healing. I work from a holistic perspective, using EMDR and inner child work while offering a safe support space. Past experiences can have an effect on your present life and relationships. I understand that to heal, it is helpful to have support, address traumas, navigate grief and have a vision of where you would like to be. I look forward to hearing from you. Denise
(636) 422-5684 View (636) 422-5684
Photo of Kayla Lejeune, Licensed Professional Counselor in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Kayla Lejeune
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64106
I work with women, young adults, and adolescents who are seeking support and guidance in overcoming challenges, including anxiety and depression as they strive to build a better future. I help individuals identify underlying issues, set achievable goals, and develop a personalized plan that promotes personal growth, resilience, and overall well-being.
I work with women, young adults, and adolescents who are seeking support and guidance in overcoming challenges, including anxiety and depression as they strive to build a better future. I help individuals identify underlying issues, set achievable goals, and develop a personalized plan that promotes personal growth, resilience, and overall well-being.
(417) 414-0333 View (417) 414-0333
Photo of Michael Sieger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Michael Sieger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
The fact that you're here searching for a counselor is a good sign. It means you are starting to realize it's okay to ask for help. I have experience working with adults possessing a variety of perspectives, personalities, and life situations. As a result, I have developed a great appreciation for the human experience. I enjoy working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and the lingering effects of trauma. I have special interest in teaching assertive communication and in helping people with social anxiety.
The fact that you're here searching for a counselor is a good sign. It means you are starting to realize it's okay to ask for help. I have experience working with adults possessing a variety of perspectives, personalities, and life situations. As a result, I have developed a great appreciation for the human experience. I enjoy working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and the lingering effects of trauma. I have special interest in teaching assertive communication and in helping people with social anxiety.
(816) 327-2554 View (816) 327-2554
Photo of Phillip Klever, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO
Phillip Klever
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
(816) 479-5129 View (816) 479-5129

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
93% Coping Skills
87% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City, MO see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Fe Hills, Kansas City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.