Therapists in Princeton, NJ

Photo of Wendy L Saling, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Wendy L Saling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
You long for peace and clarity in your life but when navigating a major life transition those goals can appear out of reach. Divorce, illness, family and career changes can leave any one of us reeling, feeling beaten down, overwhelmed, confused and alone. A therapist can provide that safe non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward. I work hard to tailor my approach to meet my client's needs always honoring the fact that this work is collaborative and each client is unique.
You long for peace and clarity in your life but when navigating a major life transition those goals can appear out of reach. Divorce, illness, family and career changes can leave any one of us reeling, feeling beaten down, overwhelmed, confused and alone. A therapist can provide that safe non-judgmental space to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward. I work hard to tailor my approach to meet my client's needs always honoring the fact that this work is collaborative and each client is unique.
(908) 242-3495 View (908) 242-3495
Photo of Jill Stein, LCSW, LMFT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jill Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples (including LGBT), older adolescents, college students and seniors. My areas of speciality include anxiety, depression, relationships and life stage issues. With couples, I often find that it's helpful to shuttle between individual issues and relationship issues, depending on what is relevant at the time.
I work with individuals, couples (including LGBT), older adolescents, college students and seniors. My areas of speciality include anxiety, depression, relationships and life stage issues. With couples, I often find that it's helpful to shuttle between individual issues and relationship issues, depending on what is relevant at the time.
(609) 843-2065 View (609) 843-2065
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Vijayeta Sinh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Relationships have the potential to be deeply fulfilling or immensely frustrating. Especially if they lead to conflict, disagreements, and disconnection. You may have tried therapy before but the issues persist and seem more and more untenable, gnawing at your sense of peace and happiness. As you sleep, you find yourself yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in your relationship. Anything to end the endless cycle of frustration, disappointment & hopelessness. You ask yourself if it's possible to get there.
Relationships have the potential to be deeply fulfilling or immensely frustrating. Especially if they lead to conflict, disagreements, and disconnection. You may have tried therapy before but the issues persist and seem more and more untenable, gnawing at your sense of peace and happiness. As you sleep, you find yourself yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in your relationship. Anything to end the endless cycle of frustration, disappointment & hopelessness. You ask yourself if it's possible to get there.
(646) 798-5817 View (646) 798-5817
Photo of Glenda Mendelsohn, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Glenda Mendelsohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years' experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I work with clients of all races, backgrounds and ages, from adolescents to the elderly, addressing depression, anxiety, communication problems, the impact of chronic illness, and the aftermath of trauma, including sexual abuse and marital infidelity. I counsel families with children experiencing learning and social problems in school; LGBTQ and heterosexual couples preparing for marriage or coping with relationship stress; and parents seeking to improve communication with their adolescent and adult children. I practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years' experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I work with clients of all races, backgrounds and ages, from adolescents to the elderly, addressing depression, anxiety, communication problems, the impact of chronic illness, and the aftermath of trauma, including sexual abuse and marital infidelity. I counsel families with children experiencing learning and social problems in school; LGBTQ and heterosexual couples preparing for marriage or coping with relationship stress; and parents seeking to improve communication with their adolescent and adult children. I practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
(609) 789-0370 x3 View (609) 789-0370 x3
Photo of Nancy Schongalla, MA, MDiv, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nancy Schongalla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose one's sense of True North. Issues and experiences from the past may require healing and integration. Current challenges may require more inner wisdom and resourcefulness than we can access on our own. Many people need support to resolve conflicts, deepen connections and expand their lives. Relationships require a solid sense of self, good boundaries, and compassion toward oneself and others, which all can be learned. Even without a religious affiliation, spiritual practices such as gratitude are often enriching. I value new insights, suggest homework and teach practical skills.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose one's sense of True North. Issues and experiences from the past may require healing and integration. Current challenges may require more inner wisdom and resourcefulness than we can access on our own. Many people need support to resolve conflicts, deepen connections and expand their lives. Relationships require a solid sense of self, good boundaries, and compassion toward oneself and others, which all can be learned. Even without a religious affiliation, spiritual practices such as gratitude are often enriching. I value new insights, suggest homework and teach practical skills.
(609) 917-9254 View (609) 917-9254
Photo of Mina Mikhail, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mina Mikhail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
My ideal client is someone who is serious about their treatment and puts in the effort. Counseling needs consistency, one of the main factors that lead to success. I have a lot of experience with clients struggling with cognitive distortions that result from several disorders. I have also helped clients with their goals when they want to change their cognition. I also work well with clients who view the counselor not as a magician and how the clients would view the counselor as a guide in their healing process.
My ideal client is someone who is serious about their treatment and puts in the effort. Counseling needs consistency, one of the main factors that lead to success. I have a lot of experience with clients struggling with cognitive distortions that result from several disorders. I have also helped clients with their goals when they want to change their cognition. I also work well with clients who view the counselor not as a magician and how the clients would view the counselor as a guide in their healing process.
(848) 308-7540 View (848) 308-7540
Photo of Michael Simon, LCSW, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michael Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Current research indicates that the single greatest factor leading to successful outcomes in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. We can create a safe space together. I’ll work with you to create and foster a safe, compassionate, judgment-free therapeutic space for you to breathe, think, explore, and be heard.
Current research indicates that the single greatest factor leading to successful outcomes in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. We can create a safe space together. I’ll work with you to create and foster a safe, compassionate, judgment-free therapeutic space for you to breathe, think, explore, and be heard.
(609) 849-5568 View (609) 849-5568
Photo of Linda B Weber, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Linda B Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, individuals and families to help them accomplish small and large life goals. Together we overcome the obstacles You are encountering. We address whatever prevents you from having as satisfying a relationship, job, or day to day living experience as you want. I believe in leveraging each individual's strengths, in helping people be their "best" self, and in supporting clients to effectively manage the transitions we all encounter as we travel our life journeys. Helping others "find their voice" is part of what makes my job exciting.
I work with couples, individuals and families to help them accomplish small and large life goals. Together we overcome the obstacles You are encountering. We address whatever prevents you from having as satisfying a relationship, job, or day to day living experience as you want. I believe in leveraging each individual's strengths, in helping people be their "best" self, and in supporting clients to effectively manage the transitions we all encounter as we travel our life journeys. Helping others "find their voice" is part of what makes my job exciting.
(609) 526-3203 View (609) 526-3203
Photo of Dawn McIlwaine, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dawn McIlwaine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08541  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals! At Lifebulb, we’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals! At Lifebulb, we’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(609) 881-2617 View (609) 881-2617
Photo of Cheryl Winning Ghinassi, PhD, Psychologist
Cheryl Winning Ghinassi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a transformative and life-changing journey. Choosing one's co-traveler and guide is essential and I encourage people to seek someone with whom they are comfortable and feel safe. My practice includes helping teens, young adults, and adults. The therapies I use offer practical skills and a philosophy for life as well as improved ability to manage mood, stress, anxiety, relationships, life transition, and emotional regulation issues. I also have an MSW, the training for which was psychodynamic and Family Systems based. That also informs how I formulate people's adjustment to life and their natural strengths.
Therapy can be a transformative and life-changing journey. Choosing one's co-traveler and guide is essential and I encourage people to seek someone with whom they are comfortable and feel safe. My practice includes helping teens, young adults, and adults. The therapies I use offer practical skills and a philosophy for life as well as improved ability to manage mood, stress, anxiety, relationships, life transition, and emotional regulation issues. I also have an MSW, the training for which was psychodynamic and Family Systems based. That also informs how I formulate people's adjustment to life and their natural strengths.
(609) 474-6028 View (609) 474-6028
Photo of Jocelyn Fierstien, PsyD, Psychologist
Jocelyn Fierstien
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Licensed NJ Psychologist, Past school psychologist. Current Availability, virtual & in person. Work with children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling and testing. Support for anxiety, depression, attention deficits, cognitive and memory issues. Mindfulness for better focus, relaxation, memory retention. as well as CBT techniques. Caring mental health professional and consultant. Afternoons, nights and weekends available through virtual services or in office, easy location off route 27 South Brunswick/Kingston/Princeton near Middlesex/Mercer counties. Call, email for quick appointment scheduling. :)
Licensed NJ Psychologist, Past school psychologist. Current Availability, virtual & in person. Work with children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling and testing. Support for anxiety, depression, attention deficits, cognitive and memory issues. Mindfulness for better focus, relaxation, memory retention. as well as CBT techniques. Caring mental health professional and consultant. Afternoons, nights and weekends available through virtual services or in office, easy location off route 27 South Brunswick/Kingston/Princeton near Middlesex/Mercer counties. Call, email for quick appointment scheduling. :)
(848) 217-0277 View (848) 217-0277
Genevieve Pere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
We see the world through the filter of our beliefs. These beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world influence our interpretations of the experiences we have. They exert power over our emotions and behaviors. Sometimes our beliefs cause dysfunction in our lives, causing depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. They can dampen motivation, inhibit our behavior, and disrupt our relationships. Inaccurate, dysfunctional beliefs can trap us in a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when, for instance, a belief that we are incompetent causes us to avoid new opportunities, resulting in outcomes that make us feel even more incompetent.
We see the world through the filter of our beliefs. These beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world influence our interpretations of the experiences we have. They exert power over our emotions and behaviors. Sometimes our beliefs cause dysfunction in our lives, causing depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. They can dampen motivation, inhibit our behavior, and disrupt our relationships. Inaccurate, dysfunctional beliefs can trap us in a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when, for instance, a belief that we are incompetent causes us to avoid new opportunities, resulting in outcomes that make us feel even more incompetent.
(609) 422-5425 View (609) 422-5425
Photo of Sharon Smith Kemper, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sharon Smith Kemper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) based in New Jersey. I received my master of social work degree from Rutgers. I have been helping individuals navigate through stress, depression, grief, anxiety, and trauma to come out the other side stronger, healthier, and more resilient.
Hello there! I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) based in New Jersey. I received my master of social work degree from Rutgers. I have been helping individuals navigate through stress, depression, grief, anxiety, and trauma to come out the other side stronger, healthier, and more resilient.
(732) 385-9945 View (732) 385-9945
Photo of Andrew L Martin, PsyD, Psychologist
Andrew L Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. Over the past 20 years I have worked collaboratively with clients on a wide range of issues, and am comfortable utilizing a variety of techniques designed to help empower my clients and establish a greater sense of integrity within their lives. My training in psychotherapy has been influenced by a wide variety of philosophies and theories, and I am skilled in helping clients become more aware of deeper connections to their problems, whether it be in their relationships with others or in their relationship with themselves.
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia. Over the past 20 years I have worked collaboratively with clients on a wide range of issues, and am comfortable utilizing a variety of techniques designed to help empower my clients and establish a greater sense of integrity within their lives. My training in psychotherapy has been influenced by a wide variety of philosophies and theories, and I am skilled in helping clients become more aware of deeper connections to their problems, whether it be in their relationships with others or in their relationship with themselves.
(703) 595-2868 View (703) 595-2868
Photo of Elizabeth W Semrod, MA, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth W Semrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and happy life. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Collaborating on your unique goals, I will guide you towards finding your purpose.
I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and happy life. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Collaborating on your unique goals, I will guide you towards finding your purpose.
(609) 853-5146 View (609) 853-5146
Photo of Karyn Bristol, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karyn Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
(508) 214-4216 View (508) 214-4216
Photo of Samantha Powell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samantha Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals! At Lifebulb, we’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals! At Lifebulb, we’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(609) 554-5378 View (609) 554-5378
Photo of Scott Yi, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Scott Yi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Have you ever tried to talk to someone but just felt like you couldn't tell them everything that was troubling you? I have been working with children, families, and adults for the past 23 years and strongly believe that if you don't feel connected with your treatment provider, trying to say what is troubling you can feel like you're swimming upstream. Most people find that my ability to empathize and truly understand their journey to find solutions makes it natural for them to feel connected to me. We can use our connection to build trust and safety, which can accelerate the process of change and healing.
Have you ever tried to talk to someone but just felt like you couldn't tell them everything that was troubling you? I have been working with children, families, and adults for the past 23 years and strongly believe that if you don't feel connected with your treatment provider, trying to say what is troubling you can feel like you're swimming upstream. Most people find that my ability to empathize and truly understand their journey to find solutions makes it natural for them to feel connected to me. We can use our connection to build trust and safety, which can accelerate the process of change and healing.
(609) 245-0177 View (609) 245-0177
Photo of Allison Hurwitz, MSW, MA, ATR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Allison Hurwitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
When it comes to therapy, I believe that one size does not fit all. I incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that are tailored to each client's unique needs and experiences. We work collaboratively on goals that best reflect your personality, strengths and challenges. Research has shown that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I strive to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel both seen and heard. I have particular expertise in helping clients to navigate life with chronic illness, from adjusting to a new diagnosis to grieving losses to caring for a loved one.
When it comes to therapy, I believe that one size does not fit all. I incorporate a variety of treatment approaches that are tailored to each client's unique needs and experiences. We work collaboratively on goals that best reflect your personality, strengths and challenges. Research has shown that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I strive to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel both seen and heard. I have particular expertise in helping clients to navigate life with chronic illness, from adjusting to a new diagnosis to grieving losses to caring for a loved one.
(917) 722-6810 View (917) 722-6810
Photo of Danielle Johnson, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Danielle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida (Telehealth only). I have experiences including, but not limited to, working with individuals who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image, addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, and life changes such as going to college, moving, or working through parental divorce. Whether you are just beginning therapy, or are continuing along in your therapeutic journey, I would like to support you by giving you a place to explore.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida (Telehealth only). I have experiences including, but not limited to, working with individuals who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image, addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, and life changes such as going to college, moving, or working through parental divorce. Whether you are just beginning therapy, or are continuing along in your therapeutic journey, I would like to support you by giving you a place to explore.
(732) 393-8391 View (732) 393-8391
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Number of Therapists in Princeton, NJ

700+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Princeton, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
54% Cigna and Evernorth
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Princeton, NJ see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Princeton?

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.