Therapists in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Varney Glassman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA
Varney Glassman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
People come to therapy for many reasons, sometimes it’s an unexpected or painful transition, other times it might be conflict in important relationships. Often, people have tried to help themselves feel better, and are unsure of where to go next. Regardless of the reason you are seeking help, you are likely looking for relief from pain or suffering. I’m glad you’ve taken this important first step. My role is to offer you a warm and non-judgmental space to process life’s complexities and create meaningful change.
People come to therapy for many reasons, sometimes it’s an unexpected or painful transition, other times it might be conflict in important relationships. Often, people have tried to help themselves feel better, and are unsure of where to go next. Regardless of the reason you are seeking help, you are likely looking for relief from pain or suffering. I’m glad you’ve taken this important first step. My role is to offer you a warm and non-judgmental space to process life’s complexities and create meaningful change.
(267) 497-2525 View (267) 497-2525
Photo of Ruth Conviser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA
Ruth Conviser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
I can help you feel less anxiety, manage OCD and improve your relationship. I also specialize in couples where one person struggles with anxiety or OCD. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, or mindfulness to reduce these anxiety and OCD and increase calm. For couples I work with the Gottman Method to improve communication and eradicate destructive relationship patterns. From there we rebuild trust and affection.
I can help you feel less anxiety, manage OCD and improve your relationship. I also specialize in couples where one person struggles with anxiety or OCD. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, or mindfulness to reduce these anxiety and OCD and increase calm. For couples I work with the Gottman Method to improve communication and eradicate destructive relationship patterns. From there we rebuild trust and affection.
(610) 745-9571 View (610) 745-9571
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Allan M Tepper
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
I am a licensed psychologist with a specialty in forensic psychology. I conduct ethical training for mental health professionals throughout the United States. I have published extensively in the overlap area of psychology and law.
I am a licensed psychologist with a specialty in forensic psychology. I conduct ethical training for mental health professionals throughout the United States. I have published extensively in the overlap area of psychology and law.
(215) 735-1551 View (215) 735-1551
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Richard Brewer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Every conversation makes a difference. The differences may be subtle or they can be life-changing. I work in a direct and warm manner, creating an environment that is dynamic and safe. The therapeutic relationship is a very important one and can provide the basis for navigating through difficult life transitions, improving communication skills, healing from a loss, or exploring possibilities for enhancing one's life.
Every conversation makes a difference. The differences may be subtle or they can be life-changing. I work in a direct and warm manner, creating an environment that is dynamic and safe. The therapeutic relationship is a very important one and can provide the basis for navigating through difficult life transitions, improving communication skills, healing from a loss, or exploring possibilities for enhancing one's life.
(215) 764-5728 View (215) 764-5728
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Ami Sharma-Desai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am deeply committed to understanding your needs, strengths, and life experiences which have shaped who you are today. I value fostering an environment in which trust can be founded upon creating a safe, warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will develop coping skills and strategies to help you feel empowered to effectively manage your life concerns. You can expect that I will regularly seek your feedback and input during our journey together as I strongly believe you are the expert in knowing yourself best.
As a therapist, I am deeply committed to understanding your needs, strengths, and life experiences which have shaped who you are today. I value fostering an environment in which trust can be founded upon creating a safe, warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Together, we will develop coping skills and strategies to help you feel empowered to effectively manage your life concerns. You can expect that I will regularly seek your feedback and input during our journey together as I strongly believe you are the expert in knowing yourself best.
(201) 690-1195 View (201) 690-1195
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E. Bernard Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109
Reconciled. No matter what, you can become, are deserving of and worth reconciliation. Whether with yourselves, others, your past or anything else, you can be reconciled. This is a multilayered word with multiple meanings, such as to restore, to harmonize, settle, make consistent with another, and accepting an unwelcomed thing. Personally, I think this word tells us that there is a chance, a hope, a shot at being, living and becoming healed, transformed and whole. You can become better regardless of past and/or present circumstances and/or struggles.
Reconciled. No matter what, you can become, are deserving of and worth reconciliation. Whether with yourselves, others, your past or anything else, you can be reconciled. This is a multilayered word with multiple meanings, such as to restore, to harmonize, settle, make consistent with another, and accepting an unwelcomed thing. Personally, I think this word tells us that there is a chance, a hope, a shot at being, living and becoming healed, transformed and whole. You can become better regardless of past and/or present circumstances and/or struggles.
(267) 310-2941 View (267) 310-2941
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Alicia Dlugos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Maybe you're tired of showing up for others in the hopes that they'll show up for you, but they don't reciprocate and you're left feeling drained. You may desire community but the thought of "what if everyone actually hates me?" keeps you lonely and anxious. You might be noticing some shifting in your desires for relationships or sexuality and you're feeling confused and scared. You might even want to cry or hide when thinking about bringing up hard conversations with loved ones about what you truly need. Regardless, you know you want support from an experienced and warm professional who understands that change is hard but worth it.
Maybe you're tired of showing up for others in the hopes that they'll show up for you, but they don't reciprocate and you're left feeling drained. You may desire community but the thought of "what if everyone actually hates me?" keeps you lonely and anxious. You might be noticing some shifting in your desires for relationships or sexuality and you're feeling confused and scared. You might even want to cry or hide when thinking about bringing up hard conversations with loved ones about what you truly need. Regardless, you know you want support from an experienced and warm professional who understands that change is hard but worth it.
(267) 762-1590 View (267) 762-1590
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Bryant Christie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Life comes with its challenges, and in a world where there can at times seem to be a collective sense of pain, I view therapy as a journey that provides us with the opportunity to become more in tune with ourselves. In doing so, we develop new ways to prevail and thrive. Being a queer person of color, I have dedicated my time in the field to supporting those who have lived similar experiences to my own. In sessions, I seek to create a trusting relationship that highlights your strengths.
Life comes with its challenges, and in a world where there can at times seem to be a collective sense of pain, I view therapy as a journey that provides us with the opportunity to become more in tune with ourselves. In doing so, we develop new ways to prevail and thrive. Being a queer person of color, I have dedicated my time in the field to supporting those who have lived similar experiences to my own. In sessions, I seek to create a trusting relationship that highlights your strengths.
(610) 839-8796 View (610) 839-8796
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Rachel Allender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
I am highly skilled at helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, chronic illness, life transitions, and work/life balance. What brings individuals and couples to therapy is complicated and personal. I will meet you where you are, working with whatever you bring through the door and support you to become expert in shaping your own life.
I am highly skilled at helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, chronic illness, life transitions, and work/life balance. What brings individuals and couples to therapy is complicated and personal. I will meet you where you are, working with whatever you bring through the door and support you to become expert in shaping your own life.
(215) 839-1064 View (215) 839-1064
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Kristin Kopple
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Not accepting new clients
I use a psychodynamically-informed perspective to work with people who struggle with depressed or anxious mood, or who are not satisfied with their progress in relationships, careers, identities, family development or other aspects of life. I apply techniques including cognitive behavioral or positive psychology strategies, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. You may be looking to figure out current solutions, to address longstanding problems or to have support in dealing with an unexpected or unwanted life transition. Together we can sort through the issues and work towards your desired outcomes.
I use a psychodynamically-informed perspective to work with people who struggle with depressed or anxious mood, or who are not satisfied with their progress in relationships, careers, identities, family development or other aspects of life. I apply techniques including cognitive behavioral or positive psychology strategies, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. You may be looking to figure out current solutions, to address longstanding problems or to have support in dealing with an unexpected or unwanted life transition. Together we can sort through the issues and work towards your desired outcomes.
(215) 608-3388 View (215) 608-3388
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Lindsay Fitzgerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
I am Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York and Pennsylvania. I have a holistic, laid-back, and compassionate approach to building relationships. I use talk therapy in combination with music, art, and mindfulness to understand where you are coming from. I hope to foster a non-judgmental space for you to process and understand your inner self.
I am Clinical Social Worker licensed in New York and Pennsylvania. I have a holistic, laid-back, and compassionate approach to building relationships. I use talk therapy in combination with music, art, and mindfulness to understand where you are coming from. I hope to foster a non-judgmental space for you to process and understand your inner self.
(267) 641-6135 View (267) 641-6135
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Julia Weinberg
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Clinical Services: Couples counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation, coaching for self-advocacy & other skills, and business consultation to address group conflict. Consultation for mental health providers: clinical supervision; peer consultation; 2nd opinion. Forensic Services: Evaluations, record review, & expert testimony for civil and criminal proceedings.
Clinical Services: Couples counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation, coaching for self-advocacy & other skills, and business consultation to address group conflict. Consultation for mental health providers: clinical supervision; peer consultation; 2nd opinion. Forensic Services: Evaluations, record review, & expert testimony for civil and criminal proceedings.
(215) 839-1097 View (215) 839-1097
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Chandler Donny
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109
I believe therapy should always be a space that allows clients to share their stories, free from judgment, as we explore how the plot might be affected by trauma or other unresolved feelings. Specifically, as an ally of the LGBTQ+ and POC communities, I strive to listen and make space for those whose stories are often forgotten or not heard.
I believe therapy should always be a space that allows clients to share their stories, free from judgment, as we explore how the plot might be affected by trauma or other unresolved feelings. Specifically, as an ally of the LGBTQ+ and POC communities, I strive to listen and make space for those whose stories are often forgotten or not heard.
(267) 495-4951 View (267) 495-4951
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Lighthouse Therapy Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109
Our therapists strive to create a non-judgmental and compassionate space to offer guidance and help create change. We offer both shorter term solution-focused therapy as well as longer term in-depth psychotherapy depending on your individual needs. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and understand yourself better, leading to symptom reduction and lasting change.
Our therapists strive to create a non-judgmental and compassionate space to offer guidance and help create change. We offer both shorter term solution-focused therapy as well as longer term in-depth psychotherapy depending on your individual needs. Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and understand yourself better, leading to symptom reduction and lasting change.
(267) 209-6615 View (267) 209-6615
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Dr. Lindsay Anmuth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
A secure relationship forms a building block for a healthy and meaningful life. If you're looking for help with your relationship, you need a therapist with real experience and specialized training. I empower my clients and their partners to improve their communication, develop shared goals, and step outside of their problematic patterns. I am certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2). I am also an integrative therapist with extensive training in CBT for anxiety and depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, family systems, and attachment theory.
A secure relationship forms a building block for a healthy and meaningful life. If you're looking for help with your relationship, you need a therapist with real experience and specialized training. I empower my clients and their partners to improve their communication, develop shared goals, and step outside of their problematic patterns. I am certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2). I am also an integrative therapist with extensive training in CBT for anxiety and depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, family systems, and attachment theory.
(215) 608-2479 x1 View (215) 608-2479 x1
Photo of Sarah Trotta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109
People often come to therapy with a precise problem to address, and sometimes people come to therapy with a general sense that they are not living their lives in a way that feels right or true. Therapy is useful in many circumstances; it’s an opportunity to understand and change painful patterns, to treat a mental health disorder, to heal from previous trauma, to process the impact of oppression, to mobilize oneself when feeling “stuck," and so much more. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, I believe that therapy can help you create a life that holds more joy, connection, and purpose.
People often come to therapy with a precise problem to address, and sometimes people come to therapy with a general sense that they are not living their lives in a way that feels right or true. Therapy is useful in many circumstances; it’s an opportunity to understand and change painful patterns, to treat a mental health disorder, to heal from previous trauma, to process the impact of oppression, to mobilize oneself when feeling “stuck," and so much more. Whatever your reason for seeking treatment, I believe that therapy can help you create a life that holds more joy, connection, and purpose.
(215) 867-5169 View (215) 867-5169
Photo of Mary Chen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA
Mary Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109
I specialize in working with those who have difficulty in their personal relationships. That might mean you've been "chronically single" all your life and don't want to be. Or it might mean that your current relationship is painful in ways that feel both familiar and confusing somehow, or your last one ended painfully. Maybe you've been betrayed, or you betrayed someone. Maybe you're worried that you have a sexual problem that makes you unlovable, or you struggle with boundaries. Or, maybe you feel like you've only ever really been attracted to the ones who don't love you back.
I specialize in working with those who have difficulty in their personal relationships. That might mean you've been "chronically single" all your life and don't want to be. Or it might mean that your current relationship is painful in ways that feel both familiar and confusing somehow, or your last one ended painfully. Maybe you've been betrayed, or you betrayed someone. Maybe you're worried that you have a sexual problem that makes you unlovable, or you struggle with boundaries. Or, maybe you feel like you've only ever really been attracted to the ones who don't love you back.
(215) 436-9382 View (215) 436-9382
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Michelle Hurtt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
I'm Michelle Hurtt, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor based in Pennsylvania. With over 16 years in the mental health field, I've gained experience across diverse settings such as community behavioral health, foster care & private practice. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), my commitment to understanding trauma is ongoing. I'm particularly passionate about supporting women who are survivors of trauma, including sexual, childhood sexual abuse & domestic violence. Additionally, I offer assistance with various behavioral health concerns such as anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, grief, and PTSD.
(267) 310-2602 View (267) 310-2602
Photo of Katy Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA
Katy Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Accepting new clients! Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and ready for change? We might be good fit if you want to understand why you feel miserable or anxious despite "doing it all". Maybe you are compassionate to everyone in your life, except YOU. Other symptoms include recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. I will support you finding your own answers, healing, and balance.
Accepting new clients! Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and ready for change? We might be good fit if you want to understand why you feel miserable or anxious despite "doing it all". Maybe you are compassionate to everyone in your life, except YOU. Other symptoms include recurring negative patterns in their life, anxiety, depression, anger, overwhelm, relationship issues, problematic family dynamics, trouble getting new habits to stick, compulsively using external things to feel better (i.e. work, people, alcohol), pain, headaches, and more. I will support you finding your own answers, healing, and balance.
(610) 890-3625 View (610) 890-3625
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Innovatel Medical
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19109  (Online Only)
At Innovatel Medical our expert team of providers bring tailored mental wellness right to your home via telehealth. Your behavioral health needs are specific to you, and your care should be, too. From therapy services to medication assistance and prescribing, our accessible virtual services are your passport to a happier, healthier you – all from the comfort of your home. Don't let your mental health struggles hold you back; let us help guide you through your own unique journey of success and well-being.
At Innovatel Medical our expert team of providers bring tailored mental wellness right to your home via telehealth. Your behavioral health needs are specific to you, and your care should be, too. From therapy services to medication assistance and prescribing, our accessible virtual services are your passport to a happier, healthier you – all from the comfort of your home. Don't let your mental health struggles hold you back; let us help guide you through your own unique journey of success and well-being.
(267) 490-3963 View (267) 490-3963

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Number of Therapists in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
62% Grief
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
25% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Midtown Village, Philadelphia?

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.

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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.