Therapists in Copley, OH

Photo of Jenna Savago, LPCC, ATR, CCTP, Counselor
Jenna Savago
Counselor, LPCC, ATR, CCTP
Verified Verified
Copley, OH 44321
I believe you are the expert of your life, but sometimes even an expert needs help. I am here to help you through the uncertainties, the questions, and the growing process. I utilize various styles and treatment modalities because everyone is different. I have experience providing therapy to adults and use an eclectic approach to fit your needs. It is my belief we can work together to uncover your strengths, bring peace to whatever your struggles are, and to develop skills to move forward on your own terms.
I believe you are the expert of your life, but sometimes even an expert needs help. I am here to help you through the uncertainties, the questions, and the growing process. I utilize various styles and treatment modalities because everyone is different. I have experience providing therapy to adults and use an eclectic approach to fit your needs. It is my belief we can work together to uncover your strengths, bring peace to whatever your struggles are, and to develop skills to move forward on your own terms.
(330) 227-2606 View (330) 227-2606
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Marisa Cargill
Counselor, PhD , MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321  (Online Only)
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” As a therapist, I strive to help clients find hope. The world may not always present us with rainbows and sunshine, and we must process and name the storms we endure. I knew I wanted to be a therapist when my family and I were enduring multiple storms and found value in having someone outside of my family to talk to about it all. I wanted to help others feel less alone, and to know that their thoughts/feelings/behaviors tied to the storm are likely pretty normal. It’s normal to feel stuck sometimes, and my hope is that our work in counseling lends to you feeling unstuck.
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” As a therapist, I strive to help clients find hope. The world may not always present us with rainbows and sunshine, and we must process and name the storms we endure. I knew I wanted to be a therapist when my family and I were enduring multiple storms and found value in having someone outside of my family to talk to about it all. I wanted to help others feel less alone, and to know that their thoughts/feelings/behaviors tied to the storm are likely pretty normal. It’s normal to feel stuck sometimes, and my hope is that our work in counseling lends to you feeling unstuck.
(330) 443-0773 View (330) 443-0773
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Lisa R. Schaefer Holistic Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LICDCCS, LISW
Verified Verified
Copley, OH 44321  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a holistic mental health therapist, my passion lies in fostering a comprehensive approach to healing that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. In our fast-paced and often fragmented world, I believe in the profound significance of addressing mental health concerns through a lens that encompasses the entirety of an individual's being. With a solid foundation in clinical social work, I have cultivated an integrative therapeutic approach that draws from various modalities, including mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
As a holistic mental health therapist, my passion lies in fostering a comprehensive approach to healing that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. In our fast-paced and often fragmented world, I believe in the profound significance of addressing mental health concerns through a lens that encompasses the entirety of an individual's being. With a solid foundation in clinical social work, I have cultivated an integrative therapeutic approach that draws from various modalities, including mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
(330) 222-6492 View (330) 222-6492
Photo of Taylor M Yong, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Taylor M Yong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321  (Online Only)
You don’t have to do this alone. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, strength is in allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accept support. Maybe you’ve tried to open up before and got hurt. Maybe it’s time to take another chance. I offer a non-judgmental space and work at your pace so that you can feel at ease. Every person is different. To me, you're not just another client. Therapy sessions with me are tailored to your specific needs. I offer you personalized guidance and techniques to improve your life and find lasting relief.
You don’t have to do this alone. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, strength is in allowing yourself to be vulnerable and accept support. Maybe you’ve tried to open up before and got hurt. Maybe it’s time to take another chance. I offer a non-judgmental space and work at your pace so that you can feel at ease. Every person is different. To me, you're not just another client. Therapy sessions with me are tailored to your specific needs. I offer you personalized guidance and techniques to improve your life and find lasting relief.
(727) 977-9693 View (727) 977-9693
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Married Life Coaching And Counseling Christie Orosz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321
Our goal at Married Life Counseling is to come along side you, as if to sit in the passenger seat of your car for a time to help you navigate the journey of individual, marriage & family life using Emotionally Focused Therapy, strengthening communication skills, understanding patterns, and finding clarification of personal & relationship goals. You are not alone in the struggle to navigate relationships & we are honored to work with you in finding practical solutions & real change for your unique situation. Call us today or click the link on our website to schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit & how we can help.
Our goal at Married Life Counseling is to come along side you, as if to sit in the passenger seat of your car for a time to help you navigate the journey of individual, marriage & family life using Emotionally Focused Therapy, strengthening communication skills, understanding patterns, and finding clarification of personal & relationship goals. You are not alone in the struggle to navigate relationships & we are honored to work with you in finding practical solutions & real change for your unique situation. Call us today or click the link on our website to schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit & how we can help.
(330) 931-4341 View (330) 931-4341
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Sarah L Lahoski
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, ACHt, HHP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321
Transformative Path is about removing the obstacles in your path. Everyone is on a different path, but all of us have certain obstacles that hold us back form living the best life we can. At Transformative Path we honor the sacredness of each path by treating each individual holistically: mind, body, spirit. There is no way to stop certain things from happening, but you can have enough resources to have a happier, peaceful, loving connected abundant life. When you heal the obstacles, this leaves room for more positive experiences in your life. Are you ready for a better life?
Transformative Path is about removing the obstacles in your path. Everyone is on a different path, but all of us have certain obstacles that hold us back form living the best life we can. At Transformative Path we honor the sacredness of each path by treating each individual holistically: mind, body, spirit. There is no way to stop certain things from happening, but you can have enough resources to have a happier, peaceful, loving connected abundant life. When you heal the obstacles, this leaves room for more positive experiences in your life. Are you ready for a better life?
(216) 600-1374 View (216) 600-1374
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Jen Yensel
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? I pride myself on my listening skills and like to build relationships with my clients. I can help you feel heard, and together, we can help find balance in your life. I have broad experience with clients in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. My training has provided me the education to treat individuals of all ages and most mental health disorders. If I am not the best fit for you, I'll help you find someone who is.
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? I pride myself on my listening skills and like to build relationships with my clients. I can help you feel heard, and together, we can help find balance in your life. I have broad experience with clients in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. My training has provided me the education to treat individuals of all ages and most mental health disorders. If I am not the best fit for you, I'll help you find someone who is.
(216) 208-5102 View (216) 208-5102
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Sarah Yenkevich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
32 Endorsed
Copley, OH 44321  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your are constantly struggling? Do you feel like you have waited way too long to reach out for help? It’s never too late. I believe everyone has the right to be happy and I work hard to achieve that with all of my clients. Depression hurts! Anxiety sucks! Stress can get the best of you and past traumas can debilitate you. Maybe you have picked up some negative coping skills you are not proud of. Or maybe you are doing absolutely nothing because it hurts so bad. Getting the motivation to do this is hard. But since you are here reading this I know you have it in you and together we can make it through.
Do you feel like your are constantly struggling? Do you feel like you have waited way too long to reach out for help? It’s never too late. I believe everyone has the right to be happy and I work hard to achieve that with all of my clients. Depression hurts! Anxiety sucks! Stress can get the best of you and past traumas can debilitate you. Maybe you have picked up some negative coping skills you are not proud of. Or maybe you are doing absolutely nothing because it hurts so bad. Getting the motivation to do this is hard. But since you are here reading this I know you have it in you and together we can make it through.
(440) 578-9978 View (440) 578-9978
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Serene Insights Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Copley, OH 44321
Waitlist for new clients
People usually come to me when they are in a high-emotions season of life. Often, this looks like changes in your relationships or career, grief and loss, or unexpected transition periods in your life. In this age of uncertainty, it’s especially true that high levels of emotional volatility can happen at any time. Regardless of your circumstances, it helps tremendously to have a dedicated time and space to vent and process those feelings with an unbiased professional. I offer a safe and open-minded environment so you feel welcome and comfortable. I utilize a client-focused approach and reassure you that you can be yourself with me.
People usually come to me when they are in a high-emotions season of life. Often, this looks like changes in your relationships or career, grief and loss, or unexpected transition periods in your life. In this age of uncertainty, it’s especially true that high levels of emotional volatility can happen at any time. Regardless of your circumstances, it helps tremendously to have a dedicated time and space to vent and process those feelings with an unbiased professional. I offer a safe and open-minded environment so you feel welcome and comfortable. I utilize a client-focused approach and reassure you that you can be yourself with me.
(216) 242-4171 View (216) 242-4171
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MSSA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janna Le Tenhuisen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSSA
Verified Verified
Copley, OH 44321
If traditional talk therapy hasn’t helped as much as you had hoped, I encourage you to consider equine assisted/animal assisted therapy. In my 25+ years as as therapist, I have found that utilizing horses/animals in sessions has helped many people reach a level of awareness and growth that they were not able to gain in traditional therapy. At Paw Meadows I work with teens and adults (we accept private insurance and self pay). I also do more traditional office sessions, which may include a walk/hike in the great outdoors. Humor is a big part of our sessions. Laughing, smiling, and finding humor in life can help heal the soul.
If traditional talk therapy hasn’t helped as much as you had hoped, I encourage you to consider equine assisted/animal assisted therapy. In my 25+ years as as therapist, I have found that utilizing horses/animals in sessions has helped many people reach a level of awareness and growth that they were not able to gain in traditional therapy. At Paw Meadows I work with teens and adults (we accept private insurance and self pay). I also do more traditional office sessions, which may include a walk/hike in the great outdoors. Humor is a big part of our sessions. Laughing, smiling, and finding humor in life can help heal the soul.
(330) 278-0895 View (330) 278-0895
Photo of Danielle Santiago, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Danielle Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Copley, OH 44321
Life can seem overwhelming and intense, at times it may feel like the chaos and confusion are too much to bear on your own. Conflicts within ourselves, our spouses, family, friends and children arise, uncertainty of when it will end begins to consume us and starts to feel normal. Sometimes life has felt like this since childhood, carrying a weight that is too heavy, creating patterns and a lifestyle that just aren’t working. Children can experience intense and uncertain feelings, not knowing how to regulate their emotions, or seek out validation can lead to confusion that transpires into adulthood.
Life can seem overwhelming and intense, at times it may feel like the chaos and confusion are too much to bear on your own. Conflicts within ourselves, our spouses, family, friends and children arise, uncertainty of when it will end begins to consume us and starts to feel normal. Sometimes life has felt like this since childhood, carrying a weight that is too heavy, creating patterns and a lifestyle that just aren’t working. Children can experience intense and uncertain feelings, not knowing how to regulate their emotions, or seek out validation can lead to confusion that transpires into adulthood.
(440) 586-3102 View (440) 586-3102

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Christina Powers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44321
I provide a depth oriented therapy that is integrative, holistic and seeks to encompass mind, body and soul into the treatment process. I enjoy working with adults who are interested in developing greater self-understanding, exploring the root causes of their issues and looking to live richer and more meaningful lives.
I provide a depth oriented therapy that is integrative, holistic and seeks to encompass mind, body and soul into the treatment process. I enjoy working with adults who are interested in developing greater self-understanding, exploring the root causes of their issues and looking to live richer and more meaningful lives.
(330) 964-6862 View (330) 964-6862
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Alisha Gilmore
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44333  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a healthy way is my goal. I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and depression but also have experience in treating personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, grief, couples, families, sexuality, relationship concerns, parenting, and child therapy. I have worked with diverse cultures and people of all ages.
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a healthy way is my goal. I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and depression but also have experience in treating personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, grief, couples, families, sexuality, relationship concerns, parenting, and child therapy. I have worked with diverse cultures and people of all ages.
(330) 583-1193 View (330) 583-1193
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Barbara Hofelich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2001. I have practiced in Northeast Ohio since. During my career, I have had the pleasure of working with children, children & families, and adults with many mental health or life challenges. I have practiced at Lifestance since 2017, after having had worked for many years in community mental health and agencies serving the severely mentally ill. I have also taught the parenting classes for Domestic Relations Court, for parents who are divorcing of unmarried parents. I also have developed several areas of specialties during my years in social work.
I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2001. I have practiced in Northeast Ohio since. During my career, I have had the pleasure of working with children, children & families, and adults with many mental health or life challenges. I have practiced at Lifestance since 2017, after having had worked for many years in community mental health and agencies serving the severely mentally ill. I have also taught the parenting classes for Domestic Relations Court, for parents who are divorcing of unmarried parents. I also have developed several areas of specialties during my years in social work.
(330) 621-5926 View (330) 621-5926
Photo of Desiree Untch, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Desiree Untch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
I am a clinical social worker with a specialized focus in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and the related disorders. As a clinician, I recognize that OCD and anxiety can often consume our thoughts and force us to avoid people, places, and things while causing us to miss out on positive life experiences.
I am a clinical social worker with a specialized focus in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and the related disorders. As a clinician, I recognize that OCD and anxiety can often consume our thoughts and force us to avoid people, places, and things while causing us to miss out on positive life experiences.
(330) 331-6296 View (330) 331-6296
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Katherine Alouani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Dr. Katherine Alouani is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and conducing a variety of psychological assessments. She believes that an important part of the therapeutic process is the fit between the client, therapist, and method. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy offers a therapeutic base and guides us to find the method that works for you. The key is to find the therapist you feel comfortable with who has the knowledge and experience to facilitate use of the evidencebased approach. Dr. Alouani is committed to finding the right approach that will work for you!.
Dr. Katherine Alouani is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and conducing a variety of psychological assessments. She believes that an important part of the therapeutic process is the fit between the client, therapist, and method. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy offers a therapeutic base and guides us to find the method that works for you. The key is to find the therapist you feel comfortable with who has the knowledge and experience to facilitate use of the evidencebased approach. Dr. Alouani is committed to finding the right approach that will work for you!.
(330) 222-3925 View (330) 222-3925
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Michael S Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairlawn, OH 44333
I have worked with adults and children since 1984 assisting them to live a more full life in spite of a chronic illness. The illnesses vary. We all struggle with health concerns. I've helped people struggling with both thought and mood disorders, people with anxiety disorders, people struggling with addictions and children and adults coming to grips with trauma. It is important for the people I serve to set reasonable goals to help the person live a more full life with less pain.
I have worked with adults and children since 1984 assisting them to live a more full life in spite of a chronic illness. The illnesses vary. We all struggle with health concerns. I've helped people struggling with both thought and mood disorders, people with anxiety disorders, people struggling with addictions and children and adults coming to grips with trauma. It is important for the people I serve to set reasonable goals to help the person live a more full life with less pain.
(330) 222-6236 View (330) 222-6236
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Hope Counseling and Educational Services
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I am here to help you discover the powerful you! My goal is to help you to create and achieve your goals. I will provide assistance in an affordable, confidential, friendly atmosphere, allowing you to openly express your feelings without judgment." When you call, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The best way to book with me is through my web site.
I am here to help you discover the powerful you! My goal is to help you to create and achieve your goals. I will provide assistance in an affordable, confidential, friendly atmosphere, allowing you to openly express your feelings without judgment." When you call, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The best way to book with me is through my web site.
(330) 754-4844 View (330) 754-4844
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Serenity Family and Individual Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Serenity Family and Individual Counseling offers family therapy, couples counseling, and individual therapy.
Serenity Family and Individual Counseling offers family therapy, couples counseling, and individual therapy.
(567) 241-0773 View (567) 241-0773
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The Reality of HOPE
Counselor, PhD, PCC-S
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44321
I currently offer individual therapy to address mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders and other issues related to behavioral health, stress, and grief. I am experienced in both individual and group crisis counseling and offer relationship, and family therapy. I am working on offering several therapeutic groups including a support/educational group for parents of behaviorally challenged children, a sexual assault group and a homicide support group for surviving family members. In home counseling for agoraphobic situations are available.
I currently offer individual therapy to address mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders and other issues related to behavioral health, stress, and grief. I am experienced in both individual and group crisis counseling and offer relationship, and family therapy. I am working on offering several therapeutic groups including a support/educational group for parents of behaviorally challenged children, a sexual assault group and a homicide support group for surviving family members. In home counseling for agoraphobic situations are available.
(330) 752-6247 View (330) 752-6247

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Number of Therapists in Copley, OH

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Copley, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Life Transitions
91% Relationship Issues
91% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
71% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Copley, OH see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Copley?

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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.