Therapists in Montavilla, Portland, OR

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Emily Schwartz-Dale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
My personal style in therapy is optimistic and playful. My approach is eclectic, with a combination of focus towards theory based interventions balanced with intuition and spontaneity. I deeply value the power of human connection in the healing process and therapy as a collaborative process. I strive for inclusiveness and cultural competency in my work and am deeply committed to social justice. I help my clients explore meaning, past trauma, stressful life events, transitions, and identifying resources to help them feel empowered and hopeful. I have practiced therapy with children, families, couples and adults since 2009.
My personal style in therapy is optimistic and playful. My approach is eclectic, with a combination of focus towards theory based interventions balanced with intuition and spontaneity. I deeply value the power of human connection in the healing process and therapy as a collaborative process. I strive for inclusiveness and cultural competency in my work and am deeply committed to social justice. I help my clients explore meaning, past trauma, stressful life events, transitions, and identifying resources to help them feel empowered and hopeful. I have practiced therapy with children, families, couples and adults since 2009.
(503) 694-3462 View (503) 694-3462
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Lauren Barthelemy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97215
I am a therapist in southeast Portland. My training and education has been focused on creative therapy to help cope with traumatic experiences. I also have training in brief therapy and EMDR. This unqiue background provides the opportunity to reach out to many populations. I have worked with individual 3-67 years old with a wide range of concerns. I have recently opened my practice to the birthing community, offering services for perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. I am able to tailor treatment plans and methods to meet specific client needs through a creative approach.
I am a therapist in southeast Portland. My training and education has been focused on creative therapy to help cope with traumatic experiences. I also have training in brief therapy and EMDR. This unqiue background provides the opportunity to reach out to many populations. I have worked with individual 3-67 years old with a wide range of concerns. I have recently opened my practice to the birthing community, offering services for perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. I am able to tailor treatment plans and methods to meet specific client needs through a creative approach.
(412) 357-2946 View (412) 357-2946
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Kelsey Domann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97215
Not accepting new clients
Seeking the support of a counselor can be a difficult first step in understanding the barriers preventing you feeling well and whole. It is an honor for me to earn your trust. I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you work through past hurts and current unhelpful patterns. Whether you are experiencing worry or anxiety, depressed mood, challenges associated with life or career transitions, or struggles related to self-esteem or body image, a strong therapeutic relationship can equip you with the tools you need to start the healing process.
Seeking the support of a counselor can be a difficult first step in understanding the barriers preventing you feeling well and whole. It is an honor for me to earn your trust. I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you work through past hurts and current unhelpful patterns. Whether you are experiencing worry or anxiety, depressed mood, challenges associated with life or career transitions, or struggles related to self-esteem or body image, a strong therapeutic relationship can equip you with the tools you need to start the healing process.
(984) 202-8188 View (984) 202-8188
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Whole Heart Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, NCC, MAC, CSAT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213
I'm a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, with a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Master's degree in Counseling, and another Masters degree in Education. I specialize in treating adult survivors of childhood trauma, neglect, and abuse. I'm also specially certified as a sexual addiction therapist (CSAT), and I work with adults who have ADHD, along with their partners. I am available for sessions at my office, and on-line for clients in OR, WA and PA.
I'm a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, with a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Master's degree in Counseling, and another Masters degree in Education. I specialize in treating adult survivors of childhood trauma, neglect, and abuse. I'm also specially certified as a sexual addiction therapist (CSAT), and I work with adults who have ADHD, along with their partners. I am available for sessions at my office, and on-line for clients in OR, WA and PA.
(971) 238-5110 View (971) 238-5110
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Kirsten Monger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
I have a passion for assisting people in finding the tools they need to help themselves. By utilizing a range of evidence-based therapeutic practices as well as education and research, my clients are best able to engage and steer their treatment. I offer a direct, human centered approach and I work to provide both trauma informed and culturally informed care. More info: www.kmcounselingllc.com
I have a passion for assisting people in finding the tools they need to help themselves. By utilizing a range of evidence-based therapeutic practices as well as education and research, my clients are best able to engage and steer their treatment. I offer a direct, human centered approach and I work to provide both trauma informed and culturally informed care. More info: www.kmcounselingllc.com
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Joyce Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Trauma comes in many forms. It can be from childhood abuse, car accidents, toxic work environment, toxic relationship, racial injustice, war, rape, bullying, natural and manmade disasters like wildfires and earthquakes. You may have the symptoms of PTSD but not have explicit memories of the traumatizing experience. EMDR walks you through a series of steps to help decrease the symptoms of PTSD (nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia, avoidance and hopelessness about the future). It also helps to map out a plan to deal with future triggers and gives a renewed and positive belief system about the self. I offer a free consultation.
Trauma comes in many forms. It can be from childhood abuse, car accidents, toxic work environment, toxic relationship, racial injustice, war, rape, bullying, natural and manmade disasters like wildfires and earthquakes. You may have the symptoms of PTSD but not have explicit memories of the traumatizing experience. EMDR walks you through a series of steps to help decrease the symptoms of PTSD (nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia, avoidance and hopelessness about the future). It also helps to map out a plan to deal with future triggers and gives a renewed and positive belief system about the self. I offer a free consultation.
(510) 500-9760 View (510) 500-9760
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Brandon Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
15 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
Not accepting new clients
Whether in relationship with your partner, your children, others in your life like a boss, friends, or family, we get stuck in loops and can't seem to break free. Maybe it's in a relationship with a part of yourself, an addiction or habit you haven't been able to shake, or even your relationship and experience of the wider culture. Life gets stuck sometimes, and finding freedom can be hard to do on your own. I'm honored to work with couples, families, individuals, parents, and teens to help untangle the knots, make sense of it all, and work together to carve out a path to where you'd rather be.
Whether in relationship with your partner, your children, others in your life like a boss, friends, or family, we get stuck in loops and can't seem to break free. Maybe it's in a relationship with a part of yourself, an addiction or habit you haven't been able to shake, or even your relationship and experience of the wider culture. Life gets stuck sometimes, and finding freedom can be hard to do on your own. I'm honored to work with couples, families, individuals, parents, and teens to help untangle the knots, make sense of it all, and work together to carve out a path to where you'd rather be.
(503) 966-9299 View (503) 966-9299
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Spencer Uemura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Through a social justice lens, I accompany people on their journey to a more grounded and liberated life by exploring how our intersecting identities and cultural experiences have led to the ways we are hurt, but also hold the keys to how we heal. For my clients, these layers of oppression may result in anxiety, depression, and racial identity concerns. We'll work together to process your experience, draw out your strengths, and support your goals. I love working with Asian American adults, and other POC, to connect the impacts of history, oppression, and culture on mental health and wellbeing.
Through a social justice lens, I accompany people on their journey to a more grounded and liberated life by exploring how our intersecting identities and cultural experiences have led to the ways we are hurt, but also hold the keys to how we heal. For my clients, these layers of oppression may result in anxiety, depression, and racial identity concerns. We'll work together to process your experience, draw out your strengths, and support your goals. I love working with Asian American adults, and other POC, to connect the impacts of history, oppression, and culture on mental health and wellbeing.
(503) 300-6128 View (503) 300-6128
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Jamie Samantha Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, including somatic practices and parts work (IFS), I can support your exploration of long-standing behavior patterns and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Clients that have been drawn to work with me include: couples looking for conflict management and relationship strengthening skills, clients experiencing grief and loss, neurodivergent clients, those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, including somatic practices and parts work (IFS), I can support your exploration of long-standing behavior patterns and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Clients that have been drawn to work with me include: couples looking for conflict management and relationship strengthening skills, clients experiencing grief and loss, neurodivergent clients, those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
(503) 563-2567 View (503) 563-2567
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Donald Marks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
If you are thinking about starting therapy, you've already taken the first step toward making a change. I strive to help you grow into your best self, to collaborate on holistic goal setting, to feel validated and heard, and have increased self-compassion. I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders/disordered eating, compulsive exercise, anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relational stress, and life transitions. It is my belief that having an accepting, respectful, and collaborative relationship is necessary for the healing and change process to occur.
If you are thinking about starting therapy, you've already taken the first step toward making a change. I strive to help you grow into your best self, to collaborate on holistic goal setting, to feel validated and heard, and have increased self-compassion. I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders/disordered eating, compulsive exercise, anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relational stress, and life transitions. It is my belief that having an accepting, respectful, and collaborative relationship is necessary for the healing and change process to occur.
(971) 395-4132 View (971) 395-4132
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Calm & Courage Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
3 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
Not accepting new clients
I believe "kids do well if they can." I want to help you and the people in your life figure out what you need to do well. Using person-centered, mindfulness and somatic based, and Collaborative Problem Solving strategies, I've also helped adults find success, since so much of therapy is about patterns formed in childhood for anyone. Creating a space for healing and growth, finding humor in the hard, making connections for healing through healthy relationships gives you opportunities to move past trauma and feelings of overwhelm, anxiety or sadness. There is so much hope for you.
I believe "kids do well if they can." I want to help you and the people in your life figure out what you need to do well. Using person-centered, mindfulness and somatic based, and Collaborative Problem Solving strategies, I've also helped adults find success, since so much of therapy is about patterns formed in childhood for anyone. Creating a space for healing and growth, finding humor in the hard, making connections for healing through healthy relationships gives you opportunities to move past trauma and feelings of overwhelm, anxiety or sadness. There is so much hope for you.
(971) 351-3455 View (971) 351-3455
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Eileen Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
I believe we all possess innate health and wholeness. In my therapeutic work I assist individuals in reconnecting with their inherent health and resiliency so that they can live their lives more fully. At the center of my practice is a respectful, non-judgmental, and compassionate space used to explore each individual’s unique healing process.
I believe we all possess innate health and wholeness. In my therapeutic work I assist individuals in reconnecting with their inherent health and resiliency so that they can live their lives more fully. At the center of my practice is a respectful, non-judgmental, and compassionate space used to explore each individual’s unique healing process.
(503) 461-8088 View (503) 461-8088
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Lev Schneidman
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
Are you wanting more pleasure in your life? Are you feeling numb, disconnected, or not finding the place where you belong? I believe in creating supportive and empowering spaces where individuals can explore, notice, and redefine intimacy and pleasure as it relates to oneself, others, and the world. My approach is first and foremost to help build, grow, and reinforce one’s relationship to oneself. In my therapeutic approach, I practice mindfulness and somatic approaches, always moving at a pace set by those I work with. This means you lead the sessions, and I'm here to support and guide you.
Are you wanting more pleasure in your life? Are you feeling numb, disconnected, or not finding the place where you belong? I believe in creating supportive and empowering spaces where individuals can explore, notice, and redefine intimacy and pleasure as it relates to oneself, others, and the world. My approach is first and foremost to help build, grow, and reinforce one’s relationship to oneself. In my therapeutic approach, I practice mindfulness and somatic approaches, always moving at a pace set by those I work with. This means you lead the sessions, and I'm here to support and guide you.
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Mindfulness Therapy Service, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
People have an unlimited capacity for growth and change. People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons. My role as a therapist is to assist you in working towards your goals by offering support, validation, as well as practical tools that will assist you in working towards achieving those goals. Most of my training and experience has been in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. What I have learned in each of the practice settings that I have worked in is that each person is unique and requires a slightly different approach. I will routinely check in with you and shift our focus if needed in therapy.
People have an unlimited capacity for growth and change. People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons. My role as a therapist is to assist you in working towards your goals by offering support, validation, as well as practical tools that will assist you in working towards achieving those goals. Most of my training and experience has been in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. What I have learned in each of the practice settings that I have worked in is that each person is unique and requires a slightly different approach. I will routinely check in with you and shift our focus if needed in therapy.
(971) 252-5530 View (971) 252-5530
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Mary Ann Russell
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216
I believe every one of us is wired for healing and wholeness. My role as a counselor is to support you in removing the barriers to being your true self. I provide trauma-informed solution-focused therapy. We will focus on a specific goal until you feel you have progressed.
I believe every one of us is wired for healing and wholeness. My role as a counselor is to support you in removing the barriers to being your true self. I provide trauma-informed solution-focused therapy. We will focus on a specific goal until you feel you have progressed.
(503) 852-5267 View (503) 852-5267
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Ashlee Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege of being a resource to individuals facing various challenges. I will be accepting, flexible, and non-judgmental, whether you're exploring questions around anxiety, trauma, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
I have had the privilege of being a resource to individuals facing various challenges. I will be accepting, flexible, and non-judgmental, whether you're exploring questions around anxiety, trauma, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
(720) 741-7581 View (720) 741-7581
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Kristi Cash White Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97220
I help people navigate anxiety and changing life stages as they reimagine their personal stories and goals for the future. I help teens, adults, and the elderly who are dealing with relationship struggles, identity development, anxiety, trauma, and self-harm. I endeavor to help you find your footing, so that you can face your future with greater confidence and peace of mind.
I help people navigate anxiety and changing life stages as they reimagine their personal stories and goals for the future. I help teens, adults, and the elderly who are dealing with relationship struggles, identity development, anxiety, trauma, and self-harm. I endeavor to help you find your footing, so that you can face your future with greater confidence and peace of mind.
(503) 868-2435 View (503) 868-2435
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Raphel Cousins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97216  (Online Only)
My goal is help you identify the changes you want to make and to utilize your innate strengths for personal development. I truly believe that a good client-therapist connection is crucial for therapy to work. I am solution-focused in my approach and do want my clients to use therapy as a tool for self-growth and ultimately, to achieve a higher quality of life. I do ask that my clients be motivated for change.
My goal is help you identify the changes you want to make and to utilize your innate strengths for personal development. I truly believe that a good client-therapist connection is crucial for therapy to work. I am solution-focused in my approach and do want my clients to use therapy as a tool for self-growth and ultimately, to achieve a higher quality of life. I do ask that my clients be motivated for change.
(503) 447-8479 View (503) 447-8479
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Atma Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97215
I'm William Venturelli and I run Atma Counseling. Do you feel like you can't truly be yourself? Do you feel like something is holding you back? I can help you gain a better understanding of the "why's" in your life. Have you ever asked yourself "why do I keep doing that?" "why am I like this?" or "why do I feel this way?" We can explore these themes and more in a way that honors your uniqueness and without any judgment. Your counseling experience here will not be rigid or preconceived, instead, it will be a process of discovery where you will begin to live with more choice, courage and freedom. It's time to rediscover yourself.
I'm William Venturelli and I run Atma Counseling. Do you feel like you can't truly be yourself? Do you feel like something is holding you back? I can help you gain a better understanding of the "why's" in your life. Have you ever asked yourself "why do I keep doing that?" "why am I like this?" or "why do I feel this way?" We can explore these themes and more in a way that honors your uniqueness and without any judgment. Your counseling experience here will not be rigid or preconceived, instead, it will be a process of discovery where you will begin to live with more choice, courage and freedom. It's time to rediscover yourself.
(971) 803-5828 View (971) 803-5828
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Donald Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Montavilla, Portland, OR 97220
My practice is primarily focused on working with clients of color, and while I am rooted in Person-Centered Counseling, my approach is enriched by combining my Eclectic therapeutic styles. My overarching goal is to empower you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, we will delve into the roots of your challenges, foster resilience, and build a brighter future. I am dedicated to your well-being and committed to providing the support you need on your path to healing and personal or relationship growth.
My practice is primarily focused on working with clients of color, and while I am rooted in Person-Centered Counseling, my approach is enriched by combining my Eclectic therapeutic styles. My overarching goal is to empower you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, we will delve into the roots of your challenges, foster resilience, and build a brighter future. I am dedicated to your well-being and committed to providing the support you need on your path to healing and personal or relationship growth.
(503) 506-4854 View (503) 506-4854

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Number of Therapists in Montavilla, Portland, OR

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Montavilla, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Self Esteem
84% Depression
84% Grief
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% PacificSource
44% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
33% Other

How Therapists in Montavilla, Portland, OR see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

59% Female
33% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montavilla, Portland?

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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.