Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Monique Stevenson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Monique attended Chestnut Hill College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She took her love for working with others to the next level and decided to complete her Master’s Degree in Human Services. She has over 15 years of experience in counseling and social services. Her primary focus has been in clinical work. Monique specializes in Trauma Informed and CBT therapeutic approaches. She holds a strong background in working with both Adolescents and Adults.
Monique attended Chestnut Hill College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She took her love for working with others to the next level and decided to complete her Master’s Degree in Human Services. She has over 15 years of experience in counseling and social services. Her primary focus has been in clinical work. Monique specializes in Trauma Informed and CBT therapeutic approaches. She holds a strong background in working with both Adolescents and Adults.
(412) 324-7744 View (412) 324-7744
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Cristina I Rivera-Kumpf
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228  (Online Only)
Hello! I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where choices and boundaries are made transparent. I work to create an experience that feels safe and helps to encourage healing and alignment of mind, body, and spirit for the purpose of improving the quality of your life in ways that are meaningful for you. I can be the extra set of eyes and ears that can help you to discover new possibilities so that you become more empowered to make the decisions that are right for you.
Hello! I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where choices and boundaries are made transparent. I work to create an experience that feels safe and helps to encourage healing and alignment of mind, body, and spirit for the purpose of improving the quality of your life in ways that are meaningful for you. I can be the extra set of eyes and ears that can help you to discover new possibilities so that you become more empowered to make the decisions that are right for you.
(412) 307-3656 View (412) 307-3656
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Briana Root
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Outwardly it may seem that you have everything together. Yet inside, you're experiencing a persistent undercurrent of sadness, loneliness, or self-doubt. Despite how far you’ve come, you still don’t feel good enough. You don’t feel as close to others as you yearn to be. Your strong sense of what you “should be” feeling or doing makes it hard for you to connect with your actual emotions, desires, and needs, leaving you feeling stuck, numb, or confused. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to obtain the security or satisfaction you seek.
Outwardly it may seem that you have everything together. Yet inside, you're experiencing a persistent undercurrent of sadness, loneliness, or self-doubt. Despite how far you’ve come, you still don’t feel good enough. You don’t feel as close to others as you yearn to be. Your strong sense of what you “should be” feeling or doing makes it hard for you to connect with your actual emotions, desires, and needs, leaving you feeling stuck, numb, or confused. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to obtain the security or satisfaction you seek.
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Kim Saft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Are you struggling in your life or relationship and want to make changes? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, Advanced Certification in Imago Relationship Therapy and a Trauma-Lensed, Somatic Activated Practitioner. I help my clients make positive changes by developing self-love and self-trust. I create a safe environment to explore your challenges, identify areas for change, create solutions and develop tools. My focus is on healing and helping you realize personal and relational wellbeing. We work together to create a healthy sense of self and positive relationships.
Are you struggling in your life or relationship and want to make changes? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology, Advanced Certification in Imago Relationship Therapy and a Trauma-Lensed, Somatic Activated Practitioner. I help my clients make positive changes by developing self-love and self-trust. I create a safe environment to explore your challenges, identify areas for change, create solutions and develop tools. My focus is on healing and helping you realize personal and relational wellbeing. We work together to create a healthy sense of self and positive relationships.
(412) 906-4135 View (412) 906-4135
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Lei Wang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
Hi! Thank you for visiting my page. I am so glad that you are taking an important step towards your goals. My name is Dr. Lei (pronounced /lay/) Wang (/wong/) and my pronouns are she/her/她. I am originally from Taipei, Taiwan. I received my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania and currently provide teletherapy to clients in 40 PsyPact states. I have over a decade of experience working with clients to overcome most presenting issues (i.e., anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions).
Hi! Thank you for visiting my page. I am so glad that you are taking an important step towards your goals. My name is Dr. Lei (pronounced /lay/) Wang (/wong/) and my pronouns are she/her/她. I am originally from Taipei, Taiwan. I received my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania and currently provide teletherapy to clients in 40 PsyPact states. I have over a decade of experience working with clients to overcome most presenting issues (i.e., anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions).
(412) 435-4434 View (412) 435-4434
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Jess Garrow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a therapist that helps individuals and families overcome challenges and achieve their goals, with experience in a variety of therapeutic and educational settings. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their unique experience, and I work collaboratively to support clients identify goals and navigate challenges.
Welcome! I am a therapist that helps individuals and families overcome challenges and achieve their goals, with experience in a variety of therapeutic and educational settings. I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their unique experience, and I work collaboratively to support clients identify goals and navigate challenges.
(412) 743-9427 View (412) 743-9427
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Madison Dobas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I am a pre-licensed, Master’s level therapist who works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, addiction, and substance use. My goal is to help clients navigate their feelings and offer a path forward to healing.
I am a pre-licensed, Master’s level therapist who works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, addiction, and substance use. My goal is to help clients navigate their feelings and offer a path forward to healing.
(412) 912-4796 View (412) 912-4796
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Lauren Lazar Stern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Recovering from an eating disorder and/or severe trauma can frequently be difficult. My broad training and extensive experience enables me to work with patients in a variety of ways including traditional therapeutic approaches, the incorporation of art therapy as a component of treatment, and the use of EMDR. I work with each individual patient to determine the type of approach that best matches her personality and therapeutic needs. I have been one of the first psychotherapists to make use of expressive arts and EMDR in the treatment of eating disorders.
Recovering from an eating disorder and/or severe trauma can frequently be difficult. My broad training and extensive experience enables me to work with patients in a variety of ways including traditional therapeutic approaches, the incorporation of art therapy as a component of treatment, and the use of EMDR. I work with each individual patient to determine the type of approach that best matches her personality and therapeutic needs. I have been one of the first psychotherapists to make use of expressive arts and EMDR in the treatment of eating disorders.
(412) 847-5210 View (412) 847-5210
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Meg Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
Are you hoping to feel seen and to see yourself in therapy? Are you focused on making meaning at this time in your life? Are you hoping to move toward a more whole and integrated self? My role as a therapist is to hold a space to support you in your exploration, and to help you gain insight into your inner world. Within a therapy session we will build curiosity about the connection between past and present experiences, relationships, and internal processes. I specialize in providing support to LGBTQIA+ individuals and individuals navigating complex family dynamics.
(412) 900-8570 View (412) 900-8570
Photo of Daniel Brooks, LPC, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor
Daniel Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Current circumstances have left many people more prone to an increase in stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. If you are someone who is currently finding aspects of life to be overwhelming at times, you are certainly not alone and I am here to help. In helping clients navigate their way through current life challenges, my approach is integrative and I utilize complementary evidence-based treatments in addressing the needs of clients. With compassion and the understanding that each person's experiences are unique, I provide a personalized treatment approach to each client.
Current circumstances have left many people more prone to an increase in stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. If you are someone who is currently finding aspects of life to be overwhelming at times, you are certainly not alone and I am here to help. In helping clients navigate their way through current life challenges, my approach is integrative and I utilize complementary evidence-based treatments in addressing the needs of clients. With compassion and the understanding that each person's experiences are unique, I provide a personalized treatment approach to each client.
(412) 620-6102 View (412) 620-6102
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Molly Maureen Alvord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
Molly Alvord is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and Maryland with over 17 years of experience. Working in a variety of settings, Molly has had the pleasure of helping people of all ages and backgrounds by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her specialties include anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. She earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work.
Molly Alvord is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and Maryland with over 17 years of experience. Working in a variety of settings, Molly has had the pleasure of helping people of all ages and backgrounds by providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her specialties include anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues. She earned her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work.
(412) 207-3627 View (412) 207-3627
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Douglas Puchko
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
You may be someone who's grappling with the weight of anxiety, dealing with the complexities of ADHD, or mourning a profound loss. Your unique struggles require a therapist who genuinely comprehends your experiences and is committed to guiding you toward emotional healing. Your aspiration is to uncover strategies that enhance your quality of life and bring you lasting contentment. Let's collaborate to realize the positive changes you are looking for.
You may be someone who's grappling with the weight of anxiety, dealing with the complexities of ADHD, or mourning a profound loss. Your unique struggles require a therapist who genuinely comprehends your experiences and is committed to guiding you toward emotional healing. Your aspiration is to uncover strategies that enhance your quality of life and bring you lasting contentment. Let's collaborate to realize the positive changes you are looking for.
(412) 293-0988 View (412) 293-0988
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Stay Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Stay Counseling Center s a group psychotherapy practice located in the South Hills. If you are seeking services to manage day to day stress,relationship issues, trauma, depression, panic, anxiety or other issues that create distress and compromise our day to day living. We invite you to share with us the possibly of personal and relational growth.
Stay Counseling Center s a group psychotherapy practice located in the South Hills. If you are seeking services to manage day to day stress,relationship issues, trauma, depression, panic, anxiety or other issues that create distress and compromise our day to day living. We invite you to share with us the possibly of personal and relational growth.
(412) 455-6930 View (412) 455-6930
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AMHA
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who are highly motivated to change and are active participants in their treatment. I use approaches that are research-based such as cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive processing disorder and mindfulness.
I work with clients who are highly motivated to change and are active participants in their treatment. I use approaches that are research-based such as cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive processing disorder and mindfulness.
(412) 528-6067 View (412) 528-6067
Photo of Tanisha Ramsey, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tanisha Ramsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. Therapy is a way in which an individual is able to create room in their own life for reestablishment, growth, empowerment, and resolution. My goal is to facilitate a safe environment in which you are able to recover, refocus, reestablish, and grow. I hope that through this experience you can improve overall wellness and accomplish goals that will improve your lifestyle as an individual.
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. Therapy is a way in which an individual is able to create room in their own life for reestablishment, growth, empowerment, and resolution. My goal is to facilitate a safe environment in which you are able to recover, refocus, reestablish, and grow. I hope that through this experience you can improve overall wellness and accomplish goals that will improve your lifestyle as an individual.
(412) 223-3184 View (412) 223-3184
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Chris Koska
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Do you feel depressed or overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but don’t know how? You’re not alone; these feelings and situations are common things that we all experience at times. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it on your own. Whether or not you’ve been to therapy before, acknowledging that you want help in your journey towards a happier and healthier life is an important step. Therapy can help you become more self-aware and develop a better understanding of who you are and what you need. My goal is to support you in this process and help you find the tools that work for you.
Do you feel depressed or overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you need to make a change but don’t know how? You’re not alone; these feelings and situations are common things that we all experience at times. Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it on your own. Whether or not you’ve been to therapy before, acknowledging that you want help in your journey towards a happier and healthier life is an important step. Therapy can help you become more self-aware and develop a better understanding of who you are and what you need. My goal is to support you in this process and help you find the tools that work for you.
(412) 900-1540 View (412) 900-1540
Photo of Lauren J Richey, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lauren J Richey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Unconditional Positive Regard is something that we are all deserving of. A lot of times, life becomes all-consuming, and not only do we feel a lack of acceptance from others; but many of us internalize our experiences in a way that keeps us from feeling confident. Self-Actualization is a fancy way to say "I love myself and I trust myself". It takes a lot of courage to step into the realm of discomfort and as for support - but it's not out of our reach.
Unconditional Positive Regard is something that we are all deserving of. A lot of times, life becomes all-consuming, and not only do we feel a lack of acceptance from others; but many of us internalize our experiences in a way that keeps us from feeling confident. Self-Actualization is a fancy way to say "I love myself and I trust myself". It takes a lot of courage to step into the realm of discomfort and as for support - but it's not out of our reach.
(412) 844-2379 View (412) 844-2379
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Eliza Fixler
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I am an LSW clinician with experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. Common areas of focus in my sessions include symptoms of OCD, phobias, panic disorder and other anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, and grief. I am also passionate about working with clients experiencing relationship conflict, communication issues, and destabilizing life transitions. I am allied with the trans and nonbinary communities. I enjoy working with clients to explore social and medical transitions, and can write surgery referral letters for gender affirming surgeries.
I am an LSW clinician with experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. Common areas of focus in my sessions include symptoms of OCD, phobias, panic disorder and other anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, and grief. I am also passionate about working with clients experiencing relationship conflict, communication issues, and destabilizing life transitions. I am allied with the trans and nonbinary communities. I enjoy working with clients to explore social and medical transitions, and can write surgery referral letters for gender affirming surgeries.
(412) 910-2361 View (412) 910-2361
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Rebecca R. Hahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Every person is a unique individual with their own stressors, but everyone can use some counseling sometimes. Hurt from the past, worries about the future, and stressors right now can get in the way of living a fulfilling, happy life. Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC (she/her) of Counseling for Progress, LLC can help you sort through your emotions, experiences, and thoughts to make progress now. As a team, you and Rebecca Hahn can work together to reach your goals so you can enjoy your life.
Every person is a unique individual with their own stressors, but everyone can use some counseling sometimes. Hurt from the past, worries about the future, and stressors right now can get in the way of living a fulfilling, happy life. Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC (she/her) of Counseling for Progress, LLC can help you sort through your emotions, experiences, and thoughts to make progress now. As a team, you and Rebecca Hahn can work together to reach your goals so you can enjoy your life.
(412) 424-6143 View (412) 424-6143
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Mikael Ferm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
Clients describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I can offer you direct solutions founded on evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients regularly find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers both practical utility and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Clients describe me as authentic, determined, and insightful. I can offer you direct solutions founded on evidence-based techniques that will help you solve your problems. I can also dive deeper with you to explore the roots behind your troubles and true self. Clients regularly find my combination of skills-based and insight-oriented therapy to be highly effective as it offers both practical utility and depth. For OCD, I specifically use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
(412) 991-2030 View (412) 991-2030
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Number of Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Highmark
77% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pittsburgh?

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.