Therapists in The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ

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Rebekah Perez
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
My approach heavily depends on my client, their goals and what makes them most comfortable. I do my best to create a safe, unbiased, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can say how they feel, express their emotions without reservations and be themselves.
My approach heavily depends on my client, their goals and what makes them most comfortable. I do my best to create a safe, unbiased, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can say how they feel, express their emotions without reservations and be themselves.
(201) 354-6293 x1 View (201) 354-6293 x1
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Berta Rodrigues
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
I am licensed in the states of New Jersey and New York and have been providing psychotherapy services for 25+ years. I am also a certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I use a compassionate, strengths-based and integrative approach and respect a client’s self-determination. I conduct therapy in a collaborative fashion and I tailor it to a client’s individual needs.
I am licensed in the states of New Jersey and New York and have been providing psychotherapy services for 25+ years. I am also a certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I use a compassionate, strengths-based and integrative approach and respect a client’s self-determination. I conduct therapy in a collaborative fashion and I tailor it to a client’s individual needs.
(908) 869-8942 x1 View (908) 869-8942 x1
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Yevgenia (Gina) Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Gina Levi has extensive experience working with adults, children, and couples from various cultural backgrounds. Her background consists of various settings including foster care and adoption, school, community centers as well as grief and bereavement counseling. Gina focuses on mindfulness and a holistic approach to help her clients make meaningful changes. Gina creates a safe space where her clients are encouraged to share their feelings as well as set and meet unique goals.
Gina Levi has extensive experience working with adults, children, and couples from various cultural backgrounds. Her background consists of various settings including foster care and adoption, school, community centers as well as grief and bereavement counseling. Gina focuses on mindfulness and a holistic approach to help her clients make meaningful changes. Gina creates a safe space where her clients are encouraged to share their feelings as well as set and meet unique goals.
(862) 263-9598 View (862) 263-9598
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(201) 470-6774 View (201) 470-6774
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Mavida Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
(551) 239-8475 View (551) 239-8475
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Ginean Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
The client-therapist rapport is the essential foundation of counseling. My therapeutic style is authentic and genuine. I am present with my clients and value my role as an objective witness to their stories. I utilize evidenced-based approaches that have developed with over 20 years of professional experience. I am interactive with clients, but also know when clients simply need to be heard. I believe therapy should be a collaborative process and one that requires the ability to self-reflect and to do the "deep-dive" work in between sessions as well as to be intentional with making changes.
The client-therapist rapport is the essential foundation of counseling. My therapeutic style is authentic and genuine. I am present with my clients and value my role as an objective witness to their stories. I utilize evidenced-based approaches that have developed with over 20 years of professional experience. I am interactive with clients, but also know when clients simply need to be heard. I believe therapy should be a collaborative process and one that requires the ability to self-reflect and to do the "deep-dive" work in between sessions as well as to be intentional with making changes.
(551) 282-1067 View (551) 282-1067
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Dr. LaShaun Daniels-Edney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
You're here for more than a chat; you're on a quest for someone who gets you and the hurdles you're leaping over—be it women's issues, the tangle of depression and anxiety, body image, or finding your footing in the bariatric world. Your journey is deeply personal, and you're after real change that feels true to who you are. You're not just looking to get by; you're aiming to flourish, powered by understanding, empowerment, and the right tools. Because deep down, you sense a stronger, unbreakable you, waiting to shine through. You're not just on a healing path; you're unraveling your "whys," the core of your being, to truly thrive.
You're here for more than a chat; you're on a quest for someone who gets you and the hurdles you're leaping over—be it women's issues, the tangle of depression and anxiety, body image, or finding your footing in the bariatric world. Your journey is deeply personal, and you're after real change that feels true to who you are. You're not just looking to get by; you're aiming to flourish, powered by understanding, empowerment, and the right tools. Because deep down, you sense a stronger, unbreakable you, waiting to shine through. You're not just on a healing path; you're unraveling your "whys," the core of your being, to truly thrive.
(551) 239-8213 View (551) 239-8213
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Christine Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Christine Ruiz is a licensed clinical social worker. Christine is passionate about supporting people as they work toward their goals. She seeks to inspire her patients so they can become their best selves. Christine focuses on helping individuals heal and tap into their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to her patient's concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that factors in the patient's cultural background, life experience, and personal goals. Christine has been providing therapy since 2016 and works with patients ages 12-64.
Christine Ruiz is a licensed clinical social worker. Christine is passionate about supporting people as they work toward their goals. She seeks to inspire her patients so they can become their best selves. Christine focuses on helping individuals heal and tap into their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to her patient's concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that factors in the patient's cultural background, life experience, and personal goals. Christine has been providing therapy since 2016 and works with patients ages 12-64.
(862) 225-6843 View (862) 225-6843
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Minze Huang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07305  (Online Only)
You may feel lost and confused. You don’t know what happened exactly, but you know you are unhappy, and you want your life to get better. Maybe a lot of things make you worried; maybe you are stressed; maybe you want to achieve certain things, but you simply can’t (yet). Or you may come to therapy somehow knowing what you want.
You may feel lost and confused. You don’t know what happened exactly, but you know you are unhappy, and you want your life to get better. Maybe a lot of things make you worried; maybe you are stressed; maybe you want to achieve certain things, but you simply can’t (yet). Or you may come to therapy somehow knowing what you want.
(862) 397-7676 View (862) 397-7676
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Yujia Dai
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or weighed down by depression? Do you find yourself struggling to connect meaningfully with others, longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships? Have you ever wished for effective tools to manage the racing thoughts and crippling worry that anxiety brings? Or perhaps you're seeking a way to lift the weight of depression and rediscover a sense of joy? Are you craving deeper connections with those around you? Do you yearn for communication and understanding in your relationships? I understand how these challenges can take a toll on your emotional well-being, and I'm here to support
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or weighed down by depression? Do you find yourself struggling to connect meaningfully with others, longing for deeper, more fulfilling relationships? Have you ever wished for effective tools to manage the racing thoughts and crippling worry that anxiety brings? Or perhaps you're seeking a way to lift the weight of depression and rediscover a sense of joy? Are you craving deeper connections with those around you? Do you yearn for communication and understanding in your relationships? I understand how these challenges can take a toll on your emotional well-being, and I'm here to support
(201) 734-5524 View (201) 734-5524
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Melissa Lynyak (Ferrantello)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Melissa believes in providing a comfortable and accepting environment where you can expect to receive unwavering empathy, warmth, and kindness. She truly values individual experiences and perspectives. She strives to offer a personalized and collaborative approach to promote healing and growth. Melissa maintains a focus on strengths-based practices to encourage clients to feel empowered and confident in effectively managing many of life’s greatest challenges.
Melissa believes in providing a comfortable and accepting environment where you can expect to receive unwavering empathy, warmth, and kindness. She truly values individual experiences and perspectives. She strives to offer a personalized and collaborative approach to promote healing and growth. Melissa maintains a focus on strengths-based practices to encourage clients to feel empowered and confident in effectively managing many of life’s greatest challenges.
(201) 582-8988 View (201) 582-8988
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Speak Your Truth Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
Everyone has a story of who they are that, they are either unwilling or having difficulty telling. I am here to help you with your narrative. Together we can create a narrative of your truth that is empowering, positive and enlightening. I have an approach that is sex positive, empowering and open minded. I look from a lens of intersectionality, which recognizes that a person’s race, nationality, religion, gender identity, class, sexual orientation and disability may be informing each other often creating a complex convergence of oppression.
Everyone has a story of who they are that, they are either unwilling or having difficulty telling. I am here to help you with your narrative. Together we can create a narrative of your truth that is empowering, positive and enlightening. I have an approach that is sex positive, empowering and open minded. I look from a lens of intersectionality, which recognizes that a person’s race, nationality, religion, gender identity, class, sexual orientation and disability may be informing each other often creating a complex convergence of oppression.
(201) 907-2076 View (201) 907-2076
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Andie San Gabriel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and depression, or struggling with issues related to your LGBTQ identity? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions that seem impossible to break free from? If these questions resonate with you, I want you to know that you are not alone, and there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. My name is Andie and I am a therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ-related issues. I am here to help you navigate your unique journey towards emotional well-being and self-acceptance.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and depression, or struggling with issues related to your LGBTQ identity? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative thoughts and emotions that seem impossible to break free from? If these questions resonate with you, I want you to know that you are not alone, and there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. My name is Andie and I am a therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ-related issues. I am here to help you navigate your unique journey towards emotional well-being and self-acceptance.
(201) 862-7638 View (201) 862-7638
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Nancy Singh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
As a fellow survivor and recovering people-pleaser, it’s my life’s mission to help others not only heal, but to live a life that’s meaningful, exciting, and authentic. We'll go beyond the buzz words and consider how trauma shows up in the here and now through people-pleasing, perfectionism, overworking, indecisiveness, self-sabotage, rage (any of this sound familiar?!). Whether you struggle with high-functioning anxiety, toxic relationships, or healing from childhood trauma, I welcome you to get curious about what your mind and body are telling you. It’s time to be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world!
As a fellow survivor and recovering people-pleaser, it’s my life’s mission to help others not only heal, but to live a life that’s meaningful, exciting, and authentic. We'll go beyond the buzz words and consider how trauma shows up in the here and now through people-pleasing, perfectionism, overworking, indecisiveness, self-sabotage, rage (any of this sound familiar?!). Whether you struggle with high-functioning anxiety, toxic relationships, or healing from childhood trauma, I welcome you to get curious about what your mind and body are telling you. It’s time to be unapologetic about who you are and the value you add to this world!
(201) 401-9487 View (201) 401-9487
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Patricia Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am so glad you are considering me to assist in your journey to wellness.
Hi there! I am so glad you are considering me to assist in your journey to wellness.
(551) 310-2187 View (551) 310-2187
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Schaune Gamble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
At the core of my practice is a commitment to creating a warm safe space where you can share your story and work towards healing without fear of judgement . Whether it's through individual therapy, family sessions, or innovative approaches like art and music therapy I tailor my supports to fit your unique needs.
At the core of my practice is a commitment to creating a warm safe space where you can share your story and work towards healing without fear of judgement . Whether it's through individual therapy, family sessions, or innovative approaches like art and music therapy I tailor my supports to fit your unique needs.
(908) 946-2933 View (908) 946-2933
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Caroline Swantkoski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
I strive to create a genuine, collaborative, and non-judgmental atmosphere in therapy. I feel that a strong therapeutic relationship is imperative to success in therapy. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and believe in the innate strength and resiliency of people. I'd be honored to support you on your journey.
I strive to create a genuine, collaborative, and non-judgmental atmosphere in therapy. I feel that a strong therapeutic relationship is imperative to success in therapy. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and believe in the innate strength and resiliency of people. I'd be honored to support you on your journey.
(551) 249-9833 View (551) 249-9833
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Tara Bond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07310  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For many people with mental health struggles, getting control of your thoughts and emotions can be difficult. My humor and down to earth attitude can help to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment where you can be yourself and truly explore the issues that are holding you back from living your best life. I believe anyone can meet their goals in life with the help of someone who is competent and compassionate.
For many people with mental health struggles, getting control of your thoughts and emotions can be difficult. My humor and down to earth attitude can help to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment where you can be yourself and truly explore the issues that are holding you back from living your best life. I believe anyone can meet their goals in life with the help of someone who is competent and compassionate.
(505) 390-8921 View (505) 390-8921
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Judith Kottick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302
I draw on my postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, HeartMath biofeedback training, Complicated Grief and in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School to provide a personalized approach to helping people cope with life's challenges. Although I have a specialty in grief, loss and infertility, I see individuals, couples and young adults with a wide range of issues, from depression and loss to parenting difficulties, anger management and relationship stress. I guide patients through stress reduction, job and career transition, postpartum depression and other life changes.
I draw on my postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, HeartMath biofeedback training, Complicated Grief and in behavioral medicine from the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School to provide a personalized approach to helping people cope with life's challenges. Although I have a specialty in grief, loss and infertility, I see individuals, couples and young adults with a wide range of issues, from depression and loss to parenting difficulties, anger management and relationship stress. I guide patients through stress reduction, job and career transition, postpartum depression and other life changes.
(973) 310-2189 View (973) 310-2189
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Kim Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ 07302  (Online Only)
Hello. Welcome to my profile. I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist, passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. With many years of clinical experience, I've helped a diverse range of individuals overcome a variety of emotional and mental health issues. My primary focus in our work together is your growth, well-being, and overall life satisfaction. When working with me, you will be entering into a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space that respects your unique experiences and draws from your strengths to ensure your healing and personal growth.
Hello. Welcome to my profile. I am a highly qualified and experienced therapist, passionate about helping my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. With many years of clinical experience, I've helped a diverse range of individuals overcome a variety of emotional and mental health issues. My primary focus in our work together is your growth, well-being, and overall life satisfaction. When working with me, you will be entering into a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space that respects your unique experiences and draws from your strengths to ensure your healing and personal growth.
(201) 548-3666 View (201) 548-3666

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Number of Therapists in The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
68% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD
58% Stress
56% Family Conflict
54% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ see their clients

90% Online Only
10% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in The Waterfront, Jersey 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.

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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.