Therapists in Pigeon Forge, TN

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New Horizons Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Are you struggling to live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, angry or frustrated with your current situation? If so, let me help! Through our work together, you can begin to lead a happier and healthier life. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients feel free to be their authentic selves and where they feel supported and heard. As a retired Army chaplain, I have 20 years of pastoral counseling experience in working with couples, adults, and adolescents.
Are you struggling to live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, angry or frustrated with your current situation? If so, let me help! Through our work together, you can begin to lead a happier and healthier life. I strive to create a compassionate and safe environment in which clients feel free to be their authentic selves and where they feel supported and heard. As a retired Army chaplain, I have 20 years of pastoral counseling experience in working with couples, adults, and adolescents.
(865) 351-2892 View (865) 351-2892
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Tiffany Hindman Atchley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
There are times in all of our lives in which we find ourselves struggling. Sometimes it is hard to go through the struggle alone. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective while respecting the values and beliefs of every individual, couple, and family. Counseling can be beneficial for current issues, past hurts, and for those seeking growth in their lives.
There are times in all of our lives in which we find ourselves struggling. Sometimes it is hard to go through the struggle alone. I offer counseling from a Christian perspective while respecting the values and beliefs of every individual, couple, and family. Counseling can be beneficial for current issues, past hurts, and for those seeking growth in their lives.
(865) 622-4156 View (865) 622-4156
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John D Mayberry, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My practice encompasses individual, couples, and family therapy. I use the Family Systems Theory approach emphasizing interpersonal communication, role structure, and Bowenian Theory. Areas of expertise include the following: marital and premarital relationships; adolescent problems; geriatric and grand-parenting issues; and work/career related challenges.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My practice encompasses individual, couples, and family therapy. I use the Family Systems Theory approach emphasizing interpersonal communication, role structure, and Bowenian Theory. Areas of expertise include the following: marital and premarital relationships; adolescent problems; geriatric and grand-parenting issues; and work/career related challenges.
(865) 999-0572 View (865) 999-0572
Kariss B Waite
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is one who is tired of being miserable and desires change. They have a clear vision of how they want their life to be different, and they are ready to do the work to get themselves there. They could struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, past hurt, trauma, lying, or with just about anything. The most important thing is that they are tired of being where they are in life, and they are ready to make a change. My passion is to come alongside my clients and assist them in reaching their own goals.
My ideal client is one who is tired of being miserable and desires change. They have a clear vision of how they want their life to be different, and they are ready to do the work to get themselves there. They could struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, spiritual issues, past hurt, trauma, lying, or with just about anything. The most important thing is that they are tired of being where they are in life, and they are ready to make a change. My passion is to come alongside my clients and assist them in reaching their own goals.
(865) 745-0196 View (865) 745-0196
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Rachelle Folino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
My areas of expertise come from formal training and hours of working through the top complaints of people in distressed relationships. Concerns expressed often include: we don't communicate, I feel like roommates, he doesn't talk, she thinks I can read her mind, sex is almost obsolete, whatever I do is never good enough, we aren't on the same page with parenting, I get no help around the house, I feel like a single parent, texting and social media emotional affairs and/or physical affairs have taken place".
My areas of expertise come from formal training and hours of working through the top complaints of people in distressed relationships. Concerns expressed often include: we don't communicate, I feel like roommates, he doesn't talk, she thinks I can read her mind, sex is almost obsolete, whatever I do is never good enough, we aren't on the same page with parenting, I get no help around the house, I feel like a single parent, texting and social media emotional affairs and/or physical affairs have taken place".
(865) 366-1425 View (865) 366-1425

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Shana V Hamilton-Lockwood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
I strive to provide a safe space for all clients to explore the issues bringing them to therapy and what underlies those issues. As a multicultural/relational therapist identities that are important to you provide a background for therapy (race, religion, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliations, gender identity, gender, sex, ableness, etc.) as those identities make up who you are. Relationships and how you relate with others are also important. I treat anxiety, depression, grief/loss, phases of life issues, family issues, women's issues and men's issues. I am also a sex and gender specialist.
I strive to provide a safe space for all clients to explore the issues bringing them to therapy and what underlies those issues. As a multicultural/relational therapist identities that are important to you provide a background for therapy (race, religion, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliations, gender identity, gender, sex, ableness, etc.) as those identities make up who you are. Relationships and how you relate with others are also important. I treat anxiety, depression, grief/loss, phases of life issues, family issues, women's issues and men's issues. I am also a sex and gender specialist.
(865) 503-6256 View (865) 503-6256
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Samantha Dickens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
Waitlist for new clients
Life can often seem confusing and out of control. During those times, it can be difficult to maintain a daily routine and enjoy the little moments. It’s common to experience highs and lows that come along with stress but sometimes washing your hair can even feel like a mountain to climb. As a therapist, I would like to come alongside you and help in those times of difficulties.
Life can often seem confusing and out of control. During those times, it can be difficult to maintain a daily routine and enjoy the little moments. It’s common to experience highs and lows that come along with stress but sometimes washing your hair can even feel like a mountain to climb. As a therapist, I would like to come alongside you and help in those times of difficulties.
(865) 213-9145 View (865) 213-9145
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Vickie Starkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37876
I love helping people heal from things they didn't even know were bothering them. Maybe you struggle with negative self talk, depression, anxiety, ADHD, the consequences of complex trauma and/or just negative events nagging at you. Maybe you don't even know what the problem is, you just know something needs to change. I have helped people recover from all of these things, the trauma from being labeled with dyslexia and so much more. I love working with all people regardless of their background or past behavior. I have worked with the sickest of the sick and the worst of the worst, I've helped them and I can help you.
I love helping people heal from things they didn't even know were bothering them. Maybe you struggle with negative self talk, depression, anxiety, ADHD, the consequences of complex trauma and/or just negative events nagging at you. Maybe you don't even know what the problem is, you just know something needs to change. I have helped people recover from all of these things, the trauma from being labeled with dyslexia and so much more. I love working with all people regardless of their background or past behavior. I have worked with the sickest of the sick and the worst of the worst, I've helped them and I can help you.
(865) 205-0513 View (865) 205-0513
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Jenee Justice Tate
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
There is no greater pain than watching your child struggle. You've read the blogs, asked your doctor, consulted with friends, but you feel no closer to understanding what is going on or how to help. You need answers and you need a roadmap to stop the suffering and get things back on track. I'm here to guide you through the darkness and uncover what your child needs to achieve their true potential. My unique approach involves identifying your child's strengths in addition to their areas of vulnerability so you know exactly what they need to thrive.
There is no greater pain than watching your child struggle. You've read the blogs, asked your doctor, consulted with friends, but you feel no closer to understanding what is going on or how to help. You need answers and you need a roadmap to stop the suffering and get things back on track. I'm here to guide you through the darkness and uncover what your child needs to achieve their true potential. My unique approach involves identifying your child's strengths in addition to their areas of vulnerability so you know exactly what they need to thrive.
(865) 737-2787 View (865) 737-2787
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Morgan Daniels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
I am driven to support individuals in their personal growth and development, as well as help them make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy working with those who have a strong desire to understand themselves better, identify their core values and beliefs, and develop a greater sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. I appreciate individuals who are open to exploring their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and who are willing to challenge themselves to try new things and take risks. I understand that it can be difficult to step out of one’s comfort zone, but I am here to support and encourage individuals.
I am driven to support individuals in their personal growth and development, as well as help them make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy working with those who have a strong desire to understand themselves better, identify their core values and beliefs, and develop a greater sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. I appreciate individuals who are open to exploring their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and who are willing to challenge themselves to try new things and take risks. I understand that it can be difficult to step out of one’s comfort zone, but I am here to support and encourage individuals.
(865) 375-9257 View (865) 375-9257
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Hannah Crawford
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862
Life tends to throw many difficulties our way. My goal as a clinician is to help you through these difficulties by tailoring the therapy experience specifically to your struggles. I want to help you develop insight and self-awareness, lead a more value-driven life, utilize self-compassion, better regulate your emotions, communicate your needs effectively with others, and analyze how power dynamics may play out in your life. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, life transitions/adjustment disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and women’s issues.
Life tends to throw many difficulties our way. My goal as a clinician is to help you through these difficulties by tailoring the therapy experience specifically to your struggles. I want to help you develop insight and self-awareness, lead a more value-driven life, utilize self-compassion, better regulate your emotions, communicate your needs effectively with others, and analyze how power dynamics may play out in your life. My areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, life transitions/adjustment disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, and women’s issues.
(865) 412-2441 View (865) 412-2441
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Heather Nicole Gerry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
Do you, your child or teen feel overly stressed, anxious, irritable, depressed, lonely, scared, misunderstood, unheard, guilty, or ashamed? Maybe you or your child are struggling with sleep, socializing, concentration, going to work or school, or painful memories coming up into mind or heart? Is it hard to connect or trust others? Does every day seem like a fight just to achieve everyday tasks? Now is the time to stand up and break the chains of suffering. You have the capability to feel relief, peace, joy, and stability with evidenced-based treatment from a therapist that is dedicated to walk you from suffering into freedom.
Do you, your child or teen feel overly stressed, anxious, irritable, depressed, lonely, scared, misunderstood, unheard, guilty, or ashamed? Maybe you or your child are struggling with sleep, socializing, concentration, going to work or school, or painful memories coming up into mind or heart? Is it hard to connect or trust others? Does every day seem like a fight just to achieve everyday tasks? Now is the time to stand up and break the chains of suffering. You have the capability to feel relief, peace, joy, and stability with evidenced-based treatment from a therapist that is dedicated to walk you from suffering into freedom.
(865) 346-5246 View (865) 346-5246
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Lakeside of the Smokies Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSSW, LCSW, C-DBT, CGP
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed, down, worried or anxious? Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through or cares? Have you lost a loved one? Do you have a chronic illness or are a caregiver? All of these are great reasons to reach out to Noel for therapy if you said yes. As a LCSW, Noel is trained in evidence based interventions proven to treat and improve mental health. Noel mainly use the following interventions: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Brief Dynamic, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) and RO-DBT, Strength-Based, Play therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT.
Have you been feeling stressed, down, worried or anxious? Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through or cares? Have you lost a loved one? Do you have a chronic illness or are a caregiver? All of these are great reasons to reach out to Noel for therapy if you said yes. As a LCSW, Noel is trained in evidence based interventions proven to treat and improve mental health. Noel mainly use the following interventions: Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Brief Dynamic, Behavior Modification, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) and RO-DBT, Strength-Based, Play therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT.
(865) 328-4984 View (865) 328-4984
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Debra Picarello
Pastoral Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
At New Mercies Counseling, I use a non-secular model called Temperament Therapy, which allows you to better understand your uniqueness. You will receive an expert clinical scientifically based temperament assessment, using the Arno Profile system to help direct Spirit led Biblical guidance. I bring over a decade of lay ministry alongside my training through National Christian Counselor's Association. It would be a joy and honor to help you explore healthy biblical solutions to the struggles you face on this journey called life.
At New Mercies Counseling, I use a non-secular model called Temperament Therapy, which allows you to better understand your uniqueness. You will receive an expert clinical scientifically based temperament assessment, using the Arno Profile system to help direct Spirit led Biblical guidance. I bring over a decade of lay ministry alongside my training through National Christian Counselor's Association. It would be a joy and honor to help you explore healthy biblical solutions to the struggles you face on this journey called life.
(865) 401-6433 View (865) 401-6433
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Angela Masini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
Do you find yourself in internal arguments with your inner critic or feel so pressured by should’s that being stressed has become the norm? Do you miss your former, more alive self or notice that feelings you had hoped were resolved continue to generate painful memories? Are you struggling with unwanted behaviors - irritable outbursts, addictions, or indecisiveness? Or missing intimacy and positive communication with your spouse or partner? Though there is no "typical client", resolving these concerns or decreasing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or PTSD, are frequent reasons reported by my clients when they come to therapy.
Do you find yourself in internal arguments with your inner critic or feel so pressured by should’s that being stressed has become the norm? Do you miss your former, more alive self or notice that feelings you had hoped were resolved continue to generate painful memories? Are you struggling with unwanted behaviors - irritable outbursts, addictions, or indecisiveness? Or missing intimacy and positive communication with your spouse or partner? Though there is no "typical client", resolving these concerns or decreasing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or PTSD, are frequent reasons reported by my clients when they come to therapy.
(865) 217-0514 View (865) 217-0514
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Dr. Richard Adlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
26 year private practice specializing in psychotherapy grounded in theory and research on treatment, relationships, child development, and disorders. I'm committed to those I work with, open to all walks of life, and I listen closely with curiosity. I work to help you identify deep emotional blind spots to make sense of the troubles you are having. Discovering the deeper roots of the problems and symptoms you are having will not only give you a different perspective of the obstacles and trauma in your life, it will help reduce emotional pain, and help you feel more control in your life.
26 year private practice specializing in psychotherapy grounded in theory and research on treatment, relationships, child development, and disorders. I'm committed to those I work with, open to all walks of life, and I listen closely with curiosity. I work to help you identify deep emotional blind spots to make sense of the troubles you are having. Discovering the deeper roots of the problems and symptoms you are having will not only give you a different perspective of the obstacles and trauma in your life, it will help reduce emotional pain, and help you feel more control in your life.
(865) 558-0569 View (865) 558-0569
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Sharon Davern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37876
I am open to clients who are ready to work to change their difficulties. Being open and honest to seek ways to enhance their lives. I am very direct and interactive with people and love to help people get to the root of their issues and resolve them. It is brave and hard work for people but I will walk that road with you.
I am open to clients who are ready to work to change their difficulties. Being open and honest to seek ways to enhance their lives. I am very direct and interactive with people and love to help people get to the root of their issues and resolve them. It is brave and hard work for people but I will walk that road with you.
(865) 419-7957 View (865) 419-7957
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Dr. A. Nikki Hilton
Psychologist, PhD, LHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sevierville, TN 37862  (Online Only)
There is nothing more rewarding for me than identifying the strengths in the individuals that I work with &, ultimately, witnessing their transformations. I have specialized training & experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma & grief therapy. If you are grieving, I know that you need to be heard & validated; you need someone willing to be with you in your pain, & who will not attempt to fix the unfixable.
There is nothing more rewarding for me than identifying the strengths in the individuals that I work with &, ultimately, witnessing their transformations. I have specialized training & experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma & grief therapy. If you are grieving, I know that you need to be heard & validated; you need someone willing to be with you in your pain, & who will not attempt to fix the unfixable.
(865) 412-8677 View (865) 412-8677
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Alena Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gatlinburg, TN 37738  (Online Only)
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
Sex is a normal, necessary part of human existence yet many people experience problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, or an inability to reach orgasm. Have you been avoiding talking to a sex therapist because you are afraid they’ll judge you? I will never judge you. Nothing you say is going to shock me, scare me, or make me stop working with you. Some people need a safe place to explore their sexual or gender identity. If you have been waiting for someone to be able to help you understand sexual thoughts, behaviors, and preferences then email me today
(865) 672-0819 View (865) 672-0819
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Aaron Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Sevierville, TN 37862
Greetings! My name is Aaron, and I sincerely appreciate your time in exploring my services. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my expertise lies in supporting children, teenagers, adults, and families for over a decade in enhancing their life quality, addressing complex concerns, and transcending traumas that hinder their well-being.
Greetings! My name is Aaron, and I sincerely appreciate your time in exploring my services. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my expertise lies in supporting children, teenagers, adults, and families for over a decade in enhancing their life quality, addressing complex concerns, and transcending traumas that hinder their well-being.
(865) 213-9087 View (865) 213-9087

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Number of Therapists in Pigeon Forge, TN

< 10

Therapists in Pigeon Forge, TN who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
80% Grief
80% Divorce
80% Anger Management

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Magellan
67% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems

How Therapists in Pigeon Forge, TN see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

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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.