Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Kelly Mehigan, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelly Mehigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of individual and family work. When working with children, I believe in the power of play, art, and connection to build relationships and skill-build along with process challenging life events. I support families with increasing communication, building compassion and connection while honoring families’ inherent strengths and background. During individual therapy with adults, our work will be geared towards finding balance in navigating the unknown and building coping tools. In all aspects of my work I am committed to working from an anti-oppressive and affirming lens.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of individual and family work. When working with children, I believe in the power of play, art, and connection to build relationships and skill-build along with process challenging life events. I support families with increasing communication, building compassion and connection while honoring families’ inherent strengths and background. During individual therapy with adults, our work will be geared towards finding balance in navigating the unknown and building coping tools. In all aspects of my work I am committed to working from an anti-oppressive and affirming lens.
(503) 461-8747 View (503) 461-8747
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Stephanie Alley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Most people come to me during times of transition or when something has reached a level of discomfort that they can no longer avoid dealing with it - a relationship, a move, an overwhelming feeling. They are ready and interested in talking about what is going on in the hopes of experiencing relief, change, and a better future.
Most people come to me during times of transition or when something has reached a level of discomfort that they can no longer avoid dealing with it - a relationship, a move, an overwhelming feeling. They are ready and interested in talking about what is going on in the hopes of experiencing relief, change, and a better future.
(503) 400-3475 View (503) 400-3475
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Gayle M. Waitches
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LPC, NCC, DO
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
I am both a physician and a marriage, couple and family therapist intern. My training gives me a unique awareness of the interconnectedness of neuroscience and the tender yet resilient human psyche.
I am both a physician and a marriage, couple and family therapist intern. My training gives me a unique awareness of the interconnectedness of neuroscience and the tender yet resilient human psyche.
(503) 705-8489 View (503) 705-8489
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Lisette Heidtke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Hello! I specialize in providing psychotherapy to those in career/college development, life transitions, or experiencing symptoms, utilizing a holistic and relational approach. I believe every individual has the ability to define and cultivate a path towards their ideal life. My primary focus is to help clients overcome barriers to growth by understanding the origin of their symptoms and concerns through psychoanalysis. Through this self-awareness and applied psychoeducational techniques, clients are able to move forward in their lives building upon their inherent strengths and skills with confidence.
Hello! I specialize in providing psychotherapy to those in career/college development, life transitions, or experiencing symptoms, utilizing a holistic and relational approach. I believe every individual has the ability to define and cultivate a path towards their ideal life. My primary focus is to help clients overcome barriers to growth by understanding the origin of their symptoms and concerns through psychoanalysis. Through this self-awareness and applied psychoeducational techniques, clients are able to move forward in their lives building upon their inherent strengths and skills with confidence.
(971) 299-2791 View (971) 299-2791
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Vivien So
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
As a first generation immigrant, Vivien understands how the complexities of living in between two or more cultural worlds can cause us to question ourselves and our boundaries, and diminish our values and wishes for the sake of others. I support individuals to understand themselves and their histories so that they can work toward goals of developing more fulfilling relationships, progressing academically and professionally, healing from complex trauma, and gaining a sense of balance and confidence as they navigate life in a complicated world.
As a first generation immigrant, Vivien understands how the complexities of living in between two or more cultural worlds can cause us to question ourselves and our boundaries, and diminish our values and wishes for the sake of others. I support individuals to understand themselves and their histories so that they can work toward goals of developing more fulfilling relationships, progressing academically and professionally, healing from complex trauma, and gaining a sense of balance and confidence as they navigate life in a complicated world.
(971) 257-8138 View (971) 257-8138
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Helen Zwiebel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97236  (Online Only)
My private practice is focused on helping people curious about and/or practicing consensual/ethical non-monogamy, solo poly, relationship anarchy, and any alternative relationship style. I am BDSM/kink-aware and LGBTQIA+ friendly.
My private practice is focused on helping people curious about and/or practicing consensual/ethical non-monogamy, solo poly, relationship anarchy, and any alternative relationship style. I am BDSM/kink-aware and LGBTQIA+ friendly.
(503) 461-1541 View (503) 461-1541
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Tracy Jendritza
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
I firmly believe that growth has two paths. To truly flourish, one must balance a desire for change with a true willingness to accept oneselve for who you are. A treatment that embraces this idea is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and it's the core philosophy I use with my patients every day. In treatment, DBT concepts focus on changing things that are getting in the way of living the life you want, while accepting yourself unconditionally. The focus is to develop a life worth living. My program offers a full finality DBT which includes individual therapy, group skills training, and phone consultation.
I firmly believe that growth has two paths. To truly flourish, one must balance a desire for change with a true willingness to accept oneselve for who you are. A treatment that embraces this idea is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and it's the core philosophy I use with my patients every day. In treatment, DBT concepts focus on changing things that are getting in the way of living the life you want, while accepting yourself unconditionally. The focus is to develop a life worth living. My program offers a full finality DBT which includes individual therapy, group skills training, and phone consultation.
(503) 847-9312 View (503) 847-9312
Photo of Hans Woicke, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hans Woicke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
I approach every client's therapy journey through a strengths based lens, building on the truth that clients are resourceful and resilient in their struggle. My approach is person centered, empowering individuals to affect change in themselves, and social-justice and trauma-informed. By recognizing and respecting difference, I work with my clients to identify and achieve their goals. I have worked as a mental health therapist since 2005, with individuals and families in settings including community mental health, hospitals, schools and colleges.
I approach every client's therapy journey through a strengths based lens, building on the truth that clients are resourceful and resilient in their struggle. My approach is person centered, empowering individuals to affect change in themselves, and social-justice and trauma-informed. By recognizing and respecting difference, I work with my clients to identify and achieve their goals. I have worked as a mental health therapist since 2005, with individuals and families in settings including community mental health, hospitals, schools and colleges.
(503) 966-9770 View (503) 966-9770
Photo of Lanette Ambers, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lanette Ambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
I believe there comes a time in most people's lives when it's helpful to have a supportive person to guide them through challenges they may be experiencing. It takes strength and courage to decide to begin therapy. If this is something you are considering for your child then you should be commended! As a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, I engaged in Synergetic Play Therapy (TM), "a research-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity." - Lisa Dion, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy
I believe there comes a time in most people's lives when it's helpful to have a supportive person to guide them through challenges they may be experiencing. It takes strength and courage to decide to begin therapy. If this is something you are considering for your child then you should be commended! As a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, I engaged in Synergetic Play Therapy (TM), "a research-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity." - Lisa Dion, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy
(503) 567-6230 View (503) 567-6230
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Marguerite Congoran
LPC Intern, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families of all different ages and backgrounds. As a depth oriented and relational therapist, I use inner work, self-awareness techniques, parts work (IFS), dreamwork, relationship work, art, conflict resolution and communication techniques. My work helps individuals heal personal and intergenerational trauma, and find a greater sense of wholeness through the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I am a good listener and follow closely the unfolding process of my clients. My work is deeply inspired by nature and helps clients seek insight from the balance of elements in the natural world.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all different ages and backgrounds. As a depth oriented and relational therapist, I use inner work, self-awareness techniques, parts work (IFS), dreamwork, relationship work, art, conflict resolution and communication techniques. My work helps individuals heal personal and intergenerational trauma, and find a greater sense of wholeness through the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I am a good listener and follow closely the unfolding process of my clients. My work is deeply inspired by nature and helps clients seek insight from the balance of elements in the natural world.
(503) 868-2179 View (503) 868-2179
Photo of Laura La Rosa, MA, MSW , LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura La Rosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
You may be an adult who is empowered in some areas but stuck in others or you may be someone struggling to find meaning in your life. Who ever you are, you are the navigator of your life. Your personal narrative is front and center and you decide what isn't working. Together we will dis-empower the stories in your life that no longer serve you and craft the narrative that is most affirming of who you are or who you want to be.
You may be an adult who is empowered in some areas but stuck in others or you may be someone struggling to find meaning in your life. Who ever you are, you are the navigator of your life. Your personal narrative is front and center and you decide what isn't working. Together we will dis-empower the stories in your life that no longer serve you and craft the narrative that is most affirming of who you are or who you want to be.
(971) 283-7112 View (971) 283-7112
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Archer Apollo Neuropsychology LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Hi, I am Eli Dapolonia, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Oregon and Maine specializing in neuropsychology. I work with patients across the lifespan from age 10 to 99 who are concerned about difficulties with thinking and memory and would like cognitive testing to help establish or confirm a diagnosis, & obtain treatment recommendations, and/or accommodations at school or in the workplace. I am also happy to provide mood & personality testing, and academic testing to help identify areas of strength & weakness. While I do not provide therapy services, testing may help identify the type of therapist that may be helpful to you.
Hi, I am Eli Dapolonia, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Oregon and Maine specializing in neuropsychology. I work with patients across the lifespan from age 10 to 99 who are concerned about difficulties with thinking and memory and would like cognitive testing to help establish or confirm a diagnosis, & obtain treatment recommendations, and/or accommodations at school or in the workplace. I am also happy to provide mood & personality testing, and academic testing to help identify areas of strength & weakness. While I do not provide therapy services, testing may help identify the type of therapist that may be helpful to you.
(503) 594-4742 View (503) 594-4742
Photo of Valerie Lamke - INTRA-Teletherapy , MS, LMFT, C-DBT, Marriage & Family Therapist
INTRA-Teletherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
INTRA- means from within. Many times our focus is outside of ourselves and we can get lost. This office is dedicated to helping you explore with compassion and grace the many facets of your life. Whether it is a new issue or a past trauma, we can takes steps towards understanding and healing. A neglect of self-care can create a reliance on ineffective coping skills that can contribute to problems. Therapy is a good choice for creating new insights into depressed mood, anxiety, lowered self-esteem and even intrusive thoughts about self-harm. Better insight leads the way to sustained change and growth. Its more than just talking...
INTRA- means from within. Many times our focus is outside of ourselves and we can get lost. This office is dedicated to helping you explore with compassion and grace the many facets of your life. Whether it is a new issue or a past trauma, we can takes steps towards understanding and healing. A neglect of self-care can create a reliance on ineffective coping skills that can contribute to problems. Therapy is a good choice for creating new insights into depressed mood, anxiety, lowered self-esteem and even intrusive thoughts about self-harm. Better insight leads the way to sustained change and growth. Its more than just talking...
(503) 564-0494 View (503) 564-0494
Photo of Polly Gravely, LPC, MFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Polly Gravely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97221
Hello. Choosing a therapist from a directory listing isn't easy! A few things I can tell you about myself that might help: I've worked for over a decade helping lots of people with problems of anxiety, depression, relationships, and coaching through work-related challenges. I focus on developing people's self-understanding so that clients can have more agency in life, and facilitating relational skills, such as healthy conflict, so that people feel more connected to their partners. Life is full of curveballs and we all of us get stuck sometimes. Therapy is a way to get clear about what you need and how to get there.
Hello. Choosing a therapist from a directory listing isn't easy! A few things I can tell you about myself that might help: I've worked for over a decade helping lots of people with problems of anxiety, depression, relationships, and coaching through work-related challenges. I focus on developing people's self-understanding so that clients can have more agency in life, and facilitating relational skills, such as healthy conflict, so that people feel more connected to their partners. Life is full of curveballs and we all of us get stuck sometimes. Therapy is a way to get clear about what you need and how to get there.
(503) 388-5710 View (503) 388-5710
Photo of Leisha Miller, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Leisha Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Leisha Miller is EMDR certified and trained in Brainspotting. Both are researched based practices that help people process experiences in a different way than traditional talk therapy. Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness exercises are frequently part of counseling sessions.
Leisha Miller is EMDR certified and trained in Brainspotting. Both are researched based practices that help people process experiences in a different way than traditional talk therapy. Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness exercises are frequently part of counseling sessions.
(503) 563-2381 View (503) 563-2381
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Jamie Lloyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Jamie Lloyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience providing therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. For the past 5 years, Jamie has worked in a rural primary care clinic doing integrated care and found it to be both challenging and rewarding. She has worked in two additional primary care settings as well as in private practice and additional agency settings, seeing clients of all ages and from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Her approach to therapy is most frequently Family Systems using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, or EMDR.
Jamie Lloyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience providing therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. For the past 5 years, Jamie has worked in a rural primary care clinic doing integrated care and found it to be both challenging and rewarding. She has worked in two additional primary care settings as well as in private practice and additional agency settings, seeing clients of all ages and from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Her approach to therapy is most frequently Family Systems using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, or EMDR.
(503) 832-6433 View (503) 832-6433
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Dr. John K Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, CADCIII, CGACI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219
Let's talk. Let's keep it real and explore the barriers to your optimal health and happiness. We will start where you are and build from there. I have worked in mental health and addictions for many years and I believe that the therapeutic relationship that we build on mutual respect, trust and transparency will be the foundation of your treatment. We will work together to identify your challenges and strengths, and create a plan to support your thriving future.
Let's talk. Let's keep it real and explore the barriers to your optimal health and happiness. We will start where you are and build from there. I have worked in mental health and addictions for many years and I believe that the therapeutic relationship that we build on mutual respect, trust and transparency will be the foundation of your treatment. We will work together to identify your challenges and strengths, and create a plan to support your thriving future.
(971) 601-3007 View (971) 601-3007
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Shannon Mong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me & consider working together. My goal is you gain understanding and compassion, implement new strategies and skills, improve relationships with yourself and others, and emerge with greater confidence to journey through future life events. Licensed as a clinical psychologist since 2006, I'm grateful to have accompanied adults, teens, older adults, and couples through many life experiences & feelings - including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, aging, grief, trauma, substance use, and neurodivergence (attention deficit & autistic spectrum).
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me & consider working together. My goal is you gain understanding and compassion, implement new strategies and skills, improve relationships with yourself and others, and emerge with greater confidence to journey through future life events. Licensed as a clinical psychologist since 2006, I'm grateful to have accompanied adults, teens, older adults, and couples through many life experiences & feelings - including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, aging, grief, trauma, substance use, and neurodivergence (attention deficit & autistic spectrum).
(503) 389-5292 View (503) 389-5292
Photo of Theresa Ferrante, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Theresa Ferrante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97227  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, uncertain, or just plain stuck, you do not have to go it alone. I work with individuals and couples who are doing their best to navigate life's difficulties, but need some extra support to get through their current challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore what is causing you to feel stuck and what would help you become "unstuck." I trust people’s inherent strength, and ability to bounce back from way more than we might imagine possible. I see myself as a supportive guide, facilitating a process of self inquiry, creating shared meaning, and making needed changes in life.
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, uncertain, or just plain stuck, you do not have to go it alone. I work with individuals and couples who are doing their best to navigate life's difficulties, but need some extra support to get through their current challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore what is causing you to feel stuck and what would help you become "unstuck." I trust people’s inherent strength, and ability to bounce back from way more than we might imagine possible. I see myself as a supportive guide, facilitating a process of self inquiry, creating shared meaning, and making needed changes in life.
(971) 224-7763 View (971) 224-7763
Photo of Mark Owens, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mark Owens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
Confidence, connection, and clarity. Good therapy makes these qualities more available to you. With respectful attention, I offer help to meet personal challenges, strengthen relationships, and stand your ground. I aim to understand your concerns with sophistication and insight. I believe that vitality, purpose, and enjoyment can be a regular part of life.
Confidence, connection, and clarity. Good therapy makes these qualities more available to you. With respectful attention, I offer help to meet personal challenges, strengthen relationships, and stand your ground. I aim to understand your concerns with sophistication and insight. I believe that vitality, purpose, and enjoyment can be a regular part of life.
(503) 985-6917 View (503) 985-6917
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Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% PacificSource
48% Aetna
38% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

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.