Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Jewel Romero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
(614) 714-5311 View (614) 714-5311
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Jennifer Vargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Taking time to nourish our mental, emotional and physical well-being is essential to becoming and being our best selves. Self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and those we care for, yet it is often overlooked or pushed aside because of pressing priorities. I commend you for taking this step towards self-care or to help a loved one.
Taking time to nourish our mental, emotional and physical well-being is essential to becoming and being our best selves. Self-care is the most important thing we can do for ourselves and those we care for, yet it is often overlooked or pushed aside because of pressing priorities. I commend you for taking this step towards self-care or to help a loved one.
(380) 205-2450 View (380) 205-2450
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Francesca Festa
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
Infertility, miscarriages, sexual difficulties, postpartum anxiety and depression can be very hard for you and your partner to deal with and cause a strain in your relationships. These experiences may bring feelings of shame, disappointment, anger, and grief that could be overwhelming and difficult to understand for the people around us.
Infertility, miscarriages, sexual difficulties, postpartum anxiety and depression can be very hard for you and your partner to deal with and cause a strain in your relationships. These experiences may bring feelings of shame, disappointment, anger, and grief that could be overwhelming and difficult to understand for the people around us.
(614) 702-7742 View (614) 702-7742
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Joy Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CGP, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43218  (Online Only)
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
Thank you for having the courage to be here on this page. If you are here, you have already taken one of the most important steps in the healing journey. You have recognized that healing needs to take place in an area of your life. My goal is to assist you on that journey to becoming the best version of yourself you can possibly become. There is no perfect life, but every life has purpose. Life sometimes presents us with barriers to achieving our purpose and my job is to help you learn and utilize skills that will help you cope with life challenges.
(317) 426-8297 View (317) 426-8297
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Laura Walts
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43228  (Online Only)
Is life weighing you down? Are you tired, feeling stuck or alone in trying to figure things out and move ahead? Perhaps you are going through a difficult transition, grief, or chronic illness. Maybe you are struggling difficult memories that you just can't seem to get past, even a recent trauma. I’d love to come along-side you to help you identify and connect to your stengths, build resiliency and support you in moving forward.
Is life weighing you down? Are you tired, feeling stuck or alone in trying to figure things out and move ahead? Perhaps you are going through a difficult transition, grief, or chronic illness. Maybe you are struggling difficult memories that you just can't seem to get past, even a recent trauma. I’d love to come along-side you to help you identify and connect to your stengths, build resiliency and support you in moving forward.
(614) 285-7747 View (614) 285-7747
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Barbara Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
(380) 210-3996 View (380) 210-3996
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Enrique Jimenez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings as of 1/8/2024. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist that focuses on Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Phase of Life, and Relationship Difficulties in Adults. My person-centered approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I work to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel comfortable exploring their experiences and achieving their goals. I also believe that humor is an essential part of the healing process.
Immediate Openings as of 1/8/2024. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist that focuses on Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Phase of Life, and Relationship Difficulties in Adults. My person-centered approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I work to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel comfortable exploring their experiences and achieving their goals. I also believe that humor is an essential part of the healing process.
(614) 756-6159 View (614) 756-6159
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Judi Lennon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Licensed Social Workers are trained and educated to assist in many situations. You are guaranteed confidentiality and someone that will listen and assist you with your problems in a compassionate manner. I have assisted individual clients, families and groups for many years in dealing with mental health problems, addictions and substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, relationship issues and many more situations and difficulties of life. In addition, I am certified in hypnotherapy and EMDR.
Licensed Social Workers are trained and educated to assist in many situations. You are guaranteed confidentiality and someone that will listen and assist you with your problems in a compassionate manner. I have assisted individual clients, families and groups for many years in dealing with mental health problems, addictions and substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, relationship issues and many more situations and difficulties of life. In addition, I am certified in hypnotherapy and EMDR.
(914) 888-2077 View (914) 888-2077
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Elise Dolbier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Elise Dolbier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. Elise can offer clients a non-judgmental space where she takes an individualized approach to address present issues that are preventing them from living life to their fullest capability. Outside of work, Elise enjoys reading, art, watching sports, and taking her dog on walks.
Elise Dolbier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. Elise can offer clients a non-judgmental space where she takes an individualized approach to address present issues that are preventing them from living life to their fullest capability. Outside of work, Elise enjoys reading, art, watching sports, and taking her dog on walks.
(614) 482-2309 View (614) 482-2309
Photo of Laura Mae Johnson, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura Mae Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43235
As a trained therapist, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work with my clients to create personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to provide support and guidance. I meet my clients where they are and journey alongside them with whatever struggles and victories life may bring. Navigating this life can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone.
As a trained therapist, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work with my clients to create personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to provide support and guidance. I meet my clients where they are and journey alongside them with whatever struggles and victories life may bring. Navigating this life can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone.
(740) 631-6323 View (740) 631-6323
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Sajdah Uddin
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental space that nurtures personal growth and helps clients to navigate the various challenges that come up in life. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for successful outcomes. My integrative approach to therapy incorporates client’s strengths and utilizes evidence-based interventions to meet the clients goals. I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety and depression, trauma, low self-esteem, dissatisfaction in relationships and multicultural issues. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your journey.
I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental space that nurtures personal growth and helps clients to navigate the various challenges that come up in life. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for successful outcomes. My integrative approach to therapy incorporates client’s strengths and utilizes evidence-based interventions to meet the clients goals. I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety and depression, trauma, low self-esteem, dissatisfaction in relationships and multicultural issues. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your journey.
(614) 349-4410 View (614) 349-4410
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Matt Dunatchik
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43230
*Please email me for faster response time.* I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. I have worked in college counseling as well as with adolescents in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I'm a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. I work with teenagers and adults as well as parents and families. I believe we all have the capacity to change and to experience the fullness of life and will meet you wherever you are on your journey with compassion, empathy, and an understanding that healthy change is possible.
*Please email me for faster response time.* I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Dayton. I have worked in college counseling as well as with adolescents in an Intensive Outpatient Program. I'm a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio. I work with teenagers and adults as well as parents and families. I believe we all have the capacity to change and to experience the fullness of life and will meet you wherever you are on your journey with compassion, empathy, and an understanding that healthy change is possible.
(614) 412-3346 View (614) 412-3346
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Jody Dietsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I have provided counseling and therapy services to families, children, adolescents, and adults for over twenty years. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and EMDR. You want to feel better, and I can help you take those needed steps.
I have provided counseling and therapy services to families, children, adolescents, and adults for over twenty years. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and EMDR. You want to feel better, and I can help you take those needed steps.
(614) 957-3512 View (614) 957-3512
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Still Rising Consultant LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LICDC, CHT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Still Rising Consultant LLC provides personalized care that focus on your needs in a warm and caring atmosphere. Our goal is to focus on you with your change process. We utilize attentive listening skills to hear what you want.
Still Rising Consultant LLC provides personalized care that focus on your needs in a warm and caring atmosphere. Our goal is to focus on you with your change process. We utilize attentive listening skills to hear what you want.
(614) 482-3834 View (614) 482-3834
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Haley Kiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43240
I believe that each of us is the expert of their own life. As a therapist my job is not to tell you what you ought to do, but to work with you so that by working together, we can collaborate and find the most effective ways for you to achieve your goals. I also believe that often our experiences growing up create blueprints that shape our morals, ideas, and beliefs about all things in ways that aren’t always most helpful; however through intentional exploration and work we can change those blueprints.Passionate to help clients navigate life’s curveballs, I help strengthen connections&relationships with friends, partners and family
I believe that each of us is the expert of their own life. As a therapist my job is not to tell you what you ought to do, but to work with you so that by working together, we can collaborate and find the most effective ways for you to achieve your goals. I also believe that often our experiences growing up create blueprints that shape our morals, ideas, and beliefs about all things in ways that aren’t always most helpful; however through intentional exploration and work we can change those blueprints.Passionate to help clients navigate life’s curveballs, I help strengthen connections&relationships with friends, partners and family
(380) 600-8989 View (380) 600-8989
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Marco Peterson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MDiv, MACM, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Counseling, therapy, or treatment, whatever term you prefer can be a rewarding experience when you are able to find the right person to work with. I have experience working with people whom have faced small life challenges to a severe life crisis. I believe it takes courage to look in the mirror and admit something needs to change. That change can take place quicker when one reaches out for assistance from someone who is willing to join in the process of moving towards positive change.
Counseling, therapy, or treatment, whatever term you prefer can be a rewarding experience when you are able to find the right person to work with. I have experience working with people whom have faced small life challenges to a severe life crisis. I believe it takes courage to look in the mirror and admit something needs to change. That change can take place quicker when one reaches out for assistance from someone who is willing to join in the process of moving towards positive change.
(614) 826-6710 View (614) 826-6710
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Renew Wellness
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43230
Renew Wellness specializes in providing EMDR therapy to individuals who are seeking holistic healing in a safe and welcoming environment. ​ All of the clinicians at Renew Wellness are trained, certified, or are consultants in EMDR therapy. As well as individual therapy, Renew Wellness offers EMDR intensives that are concentrated session that allow you to focus on long-lasting healing and improvement.
Renew Wellness specializes in providing EMDR therapy to individuals who are seeking holistic healing in a safe and welcoming environment. ​ All of the clinicians at Renew Wellness are trained, certified, or are consultants in EMDR therapy. As well as individual therapy, Renew Wellness offers EMDR intensives that are concentrated session that allow you to focus on long-lasting healing and improvement.
(614) 418-6934 View (614) 418-6934
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Tee R. Elder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Not accepting new clients
Tee is passionate about mental health and all clients are her ideal client. Tee truly believes in total wellness and has other passions in social justice, advocacy, and serving my community to promote the wellbeing of her clients. Tee likes to integrate various theories such as CBT, solutions focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and has an EMDR in Color certification; loving all things trauma.
Tee is passionate about mental health and all clients are her ideal client. Tee truly believes in total wellness and has other passions in social justice, advocacy, and serving my community to promote the wellbeing of her clients. Tee likes to integrate various theories such as CBT, solutions focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and has an EMDR in Color certification; loving all things trauma.
(614) 820-8014 View (614) 820-8014
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Psychological & Academic Consulting & Evaluation
MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
Ms. Griffith is a Board Licensed School Psychologist conducting private practice in the Columbus, Ohio area with over 15 years of experience in public schools. Ms. Griffith provides thorough and skilled independent psychoeducational evaluations for children (ages 3 and up) and adults with learning differences. Assessments include IQ testing, achievement, adaptive behavior, social-emotional status, ADHD, executive function, and autism to find the source of your or your dependent's challenges. We offer assistance with special education in PreK-12 schools, 504s, and accommodations for College Board exams and college courses.
Ms. Griffith is a Board Licensed School Psychologist conducting private practice in the Columbus, Ohio area with over 15 years of experience in public schools. Ms. Griffith provides thorough and skilled independent psychoeducational evaluations for children (ages 3 and up) and adults with learning differences. Assessments include IQ testing, achievement, adaptive behavior, social-emotional status, ADHD, executive function, and autism to find the source of your or your dependent's challenges. We offer assistance with special education in PreK-12 schools, 504s, and accommodations for College Board exams and college courses.
(614) 656-3527 View (614) 656-3527
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Relationship Support - Trauma Healing - Sara Bartley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235
Your courage is admirable - seeking support can feel like staring up the face of a mountain. I respect the delicate nature of inner work and consider it an earned privilege to be invited into spaces where healing and growth can happen. Everyone is welcome. I especially enjoy collaborating with individuals and couples who • Hope to discover new and more authentic parts of themselves • Desire to strengthen their relationships & capacity for emotional intimacy • Seek to explore their unique sexual identity & values • Are facing trauma recovery, self-esteem issues, LGBTQ+ issues, grief and loss, religious trauma, or life transitions.
Your courage is admirable - seeking support can feel like staring up the face of a mountain. I respect the delicate nature of inner work and consider it an earned privilege to be invited into spaces where healing and growth can happen. Everyone is welcome. I especially enjoy collaborating with individuals and couples who • Hope to discover new and more authentic parts of themselves • Desire to strengthen their relationships & capacity for emotional intimacy • Seek to explore their unique sexual identity & values • Are facing trauma recovery, self-esteem issues, LGBTQ+ issues, grief and loss, religious trauma, or life transitions.
(740) 498-2286 View (740) 498-2286

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Columbus, OH

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Columbus, OH see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Columbus?

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.