Therapists in Sherrills Ford, NC

Photo of Courtney Herrera, Counselor in Sherrills Ford, NC
Courtney Herrera
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC, CMCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
I liken my therapeutic approach to the Japanese artform of Kintsugi in which broken pieces of pottery are mended together by precious metals, creating an equally or even more beautiful creation than it was in its original state. As a philosophy, if an object has been damaged then it has more of a history and should, therefore, be celebrated and highlighted, rather than hidden or discarded. Just as the broken sections are embraced in Kintsugi I believe that the broken, flawed, imperfect pieces of our life can come together with the good experiences, to form an even more amazing and beautiful life.
I liken my therapeutic approach to the Japanese artform of Kintsugi in which broken pieces of pottery are mended together by precious metals, creating an equally or even more beautiful creation than it was in its original state. As a philosophy, if an object has been damaged then it has more of a history and should, therefore, be celebrated and highlighted, rather than hidden or discarded. Just as the broken sections are embraced in Kintsugi I believe that the broken, flawed, imperfect pieces of our life can come together with the good experiences, to form an even more amazing and beautiful life.
(828) 593-5440 View (828) 593-5440
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Kalyn Elkins
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Whether you are looking to heal from past experiences, build better relationships with others or yourself, manage stress and anxiety, work towards resolving conflict, or find healthier ways of thinking, behaving, and experiencing, then I am here to help you recognize that you have the inner resources to do so. Together we can begin reframing negative core beliefs and automatic assumptions that control patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and accruing different tools and resources that you can take with you on your day-to-day. This gained insight can give you the power to choose how to best move forward.
Whether you are looking to heal from past experiences, build better relationships with others or yourself, manage stress and anxiety, work towards resolving conflict, or find healthier ways of thinking, behaving, and experiencing, then I am here to help you recognize that you have the inner resources to do so. Together we can begin reframing negative core beliefs and automatic assumptions that control patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and accruing different tools and resources that you can take with you on your day-to-day. This gained insight can give you the power to choose how to best move forward.
(980) 983-3227 View (980) 983-3227
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Randi Reichel
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
I love to work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. My previous career as a teacher provides me with great understanding of stages of development and how to connect with children and teenagers. I can help your child and you to better understand behavioral changes, self-esteem, difficulty communicating, depression, anxiety, and stress. I have a nonjudgmental way of exploring what children and adolescents are experiencing by using their individual interests, perspectives, and solution-focused goals so that their time in therapy feels natural.
I love to work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. My previous career as a teacher provides me with great understanding of stages of development and how to connect with children and teenagers. I can help your child and you to better understand behavioral changes, self-esteem, difficulty communicating, depression, anxiety, and stress. I have a nonjudgmental way of exploring what children and adolescents are experiencing by using their individual interests, perspectives, and solution-focused goals so that their time in therapy feels natural.
(828) 293-4898 View (828) 293-4898
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Sidney Skerlak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Welcome to your space for self-discovery, growth, and healing! My passion lies in creating a safe space for individuals to open up about struggles in life, including self-esteem issues, stress, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, psychosis, and other complex emotions and experiences. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to collaboratively work with clients to achieve their goals by identifying and resolving underlying issues related to emotional dysregulation, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other aspects of being human.
Welcome to your space for self-discovery, growth, and healing! My passion lies in creating a safe space for individuals to open up about struggles in life, including self-esteem issues, stress, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, psychosis, and other complex emotions and experiences. I use a person-centered, strengths based approach to collaboratively work with clients to achieve their goals by identifying and resolving underlying issues related to emotional dysregulation, disruptive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other aspects of being human.
(704) 486-1164 View (704) 486-1164
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Tara C Martin
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, ages five and up. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have five years' experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and challenges with life transitions.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, ages five and up. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have five years' experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and challenges with life transitions.
(704) 360-3049 View (704) 360-3049
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Thrive Counseling and Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or just not like "you?" Does it feel like extra work to just get through the day? We get it. We're here to help you feel at peace, calm, and hopeful - no matter what is happening in your world.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or just not like "you?" Does it feel like extra work to just get through the day? We get it. We're here to help you feel at peace, calm, and hopeful - no matter what is happening in your world.
(704) 228-9626 x4 View (704) 228-9626 x4
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Karyn Cherry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma has a profound effect on an individual and their loved ones and can affect every aspect of their lives. Are you seeking assistance with healing from trauma, improving family communication skills, creating boundaries and healthy relationships in order to live your best life? Maybe you are struggling parenting or relating to your partner and want to learn new way of doing things. These are all completely normal and I am here to help!
Trauma has a profound effect on an individual and their loved ones and can affect every aspect of their lives. Are you seeking assistance with healing from trauma, improving family communication skills, creating boundaries and healthy relationships in order to live your best life? Maybe you are struggling parenting or relating to your partner and want to learn new way of doing things. These are all completely normal and I am here to help!
(336) 530-5419 View (336) 530-5419
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Chris McClure
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LCASA, LMFTA
Verified
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
My clients want to make changes that improve their quality of lives, careers, and relationships. I focus on couples, addiction, grief, trauma, life transitions, professional burnout, finding purpose, and spirituality. I connect well with mid-career professionals and people who have had that nagging sense of wanting something more. I also work with couples post-treatment from addiction. I see my role as a confidential member of the client's support system, a mirror, and exploration guide.
My clients want to make changes that improve their quality of lives, careers, and relationships. I focus on couples, addiction, grief, trauma, life transitions, professional burnout, finding purpose, and spirituality. I connect well with mid-career professionals and people who have had that nagging sense of wanting something more. I also work with couples post-treatment from addiction. I see my role as a confidential member of the client's support system, a mirror, and exploration guide.
(980) 217-8684 View (980) 217-8684
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Trudie Crawford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
I offer compassionate counseling to help you find joy and lasting change. It is an honor to support you as you move toward what you value most and to engage in a more harmonious and meaningful life. We will explore and embrace your individual strengths empowering you to address challenges and reinforce your resilience. The counseling relationship and our work together is characterized by empathy, trust and respect.
I offer compassionate counseling to help you find joy and lasting change. It is an honor to support you as you move toward what you value most and to engage in a more harmonious and meaningful life. We will explore and embrace your individual strengths empowering you to address challenges and reinforce your resilience. The counseling relationship and our work together is characterized by empathy, trust and respect.
(980) 247-4047 View (980) 247-4047
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Molly Halbrooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
In person sessions in the Charlotte area, telehealth across North Carolina and Georgia. Does anxiety run your life? Do you struggle to make sense of past hurts, to find meaning in the day to day, or to navigate relationships well? I work with adults who have experienced traumatic events, are facing life transitions such as divorce, new parenting, and career changes; individuals struggling with anxiety; grieving individuals; those facing relational struggles; and those who are wanting to make sense of and heal from past experiences.
In person sessions in the Charlotte area, telehealth across North Carolina and Georgia. Does anxiety run your life? Do you struggle to make sense of past hurts, to find meaning in the day to day, or to navigate relationships well? I work with adults who have experienced traumatic events, are facing life transitions such as divorce, new parenting, and career changes; individuals struggling with anxiety; grieving individuals; those facing relational struggles; and those who are wanting to make sense of and heal from past experiences.
(704) 397-4742 View (704) 397-4742
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Clarissa 'reese' Caskey
MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Whether you have reoccurring symptoms or are facing a difficult time in your life right now, I am here to help! I specialize in working with children(ages 3+), teens & women experiencing various symptoms related to Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Low Self-esteem, Relationship Issues, Stress, and Trauma.
Whether you have reoccurring symptoms or are facing a difficult time in your life right now, I am here to help! I specialize in working with children(ages 3+), teens & women experiencing various symptoms related to Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Low Self-esteem, Relationship Issues, Stress, and Trauma.
(980) 222-4788 View (980) 222-4788

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Clifford Wilson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
(980) 393-2128 View (980) 393-2128
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Camilla Rogers, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Mooresville, NC 28117
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist treating depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, health-related stress, and career and work problems. In addition to helping people find relief from depression and anxiety, I have a particular focus on helping the person understand how his/her mind works so that experiences can be more fulfilling and internal life, more rich and meaningful. I work to recognize and build upon personal strengths, cultivate resilience and enhance optimal functioning. See CamillaRogersPhD.com
I am a licensed psychologist treating depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, health-related stress, and career and work problems. In addition to helping people find relief from depression and anxiety, I have a particular focus on helping the person understand how his/her mind works so that experiences can be more fulfilling and internal life, more rich and meaningful. I work to recognize and build upon personal strengths, cultivate resilience and enhance optimal functioning. See CamillaRogersPhD.com
(704) 216-4090 View (704) 216-4090
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Janice M. Blocker
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Conover, NC 28613  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Janice Blocker. Are you or someone you love struggling with mental health challenges? I may be able to help. What are your goals? Do you need a little motivation to reach the next level? Sometimes, you just need an active listener. I can help guide you to a better understanding of yourself, I can be a coach or your biggest cheerleader. Therapy is about you, your needs and what you want to achieve with therapy. I hope I can get a chance to meet you!
Hello, my name is Janice Blocker. Are you or someone you love struggling with mental health challenges? I may be able to help. What are your goals? Do you need a little motivation to reach the next level? Sometimes, you just need an active listener. I can help guide you to a better understanding of yourself, I can be a coach or your biggest cheerleader. Therapy is about you, your needs and what you want to achieve with therapy. I hope I can get a chance to meet you!
(828) 373-2732 View (828) 373-2732
Photo of Stephanie English, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Sherrills Ford, NC
Stephanie English
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Denver, NC 28037
When life and relationships create unsettling challenges, people tend to rely on unhealthy, learned emotional reactions and thought patterns. By creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in therapy, I can help you identify these destructive emotions and thought processes, while consciously redirecting them into a mindfully positive, rational perspective to decrease emotional distress, reduce life and family conflicts, and stressors.
When life and relationships create unsettling challenges, people tend to rely on unhealthy, learned emotional reactions and thought patterns. By creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in therapy, I can help you identify these destructive emotions and thought processes, while consciously redirecting them into a mindfully positive, rational perspective to decrease emotional distress, reduce life and family conflicts, and stressors.
(828) 547-3738 View (828) 547-3738
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Chaqueenia Livingston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
(704) 389-2346 View (704) 389-2346
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Sueann Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
(704) 251-6458 View (704) 251-6458
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Christian Noel Davidson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
(704) 703-3022 View (704) 703-3022
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Amy Cooper
Counselor, MA, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified
Mooresville, NC 28117
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. My goal is to create a safe space for you to be you- to just be human. Whether you are dealing with the shame of substance use issues, sexual identity concerns, or childhood traumas, I offer space for you to be vulnerable. What I do not provide is judgment. I offer acceptance. I believe we all heal through connection. I am here to support you through your individual journey- whatever that looks like. We can lay the burdens down together. You are not alone.
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. My goal is to create a safe space for you to be you- to just be human. Whether you are dealing with the shame of substance use issues, sexual identity concerns, or childhood traumas, I offer space for you to be vulnerable. What I do not provide is judgment. I offer acceptance. I believe we all heal through connection. I am here to support you through your individual journey- whatever that looks like. We can lay the burdens down together. You are not alone.
(704) 703-4047 View (704) 703-4047
Photo of Elizabeth Vaughan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Sherrills Ford, NC
Elizabeth Vaughan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
(704) 859-0662 View (704) 859-0662

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Number of Therapists in Sherrills Ford, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Sherrills Ford, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
91% Self Esteem
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Sherrills Ford, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sherrills Ford?

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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.