Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Adrienne Robison, LCSW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Adrienne Robison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
If you are feeling burdened and overwhelmed, you don't have to carry your pain alone. Trauma can derail your life, but healing is very possible. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and would be honored to be a part of your journey. My hope is that when you walk through my door, you will feel the freedom to be your complete, authentic self and know that you will always be challenged and met with compassion at every session.
If you are feeling burdened and overwhelmed, you don't have to carry your pain alone. Trauma can derail your life, but healing is very possible. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and would be honored to be a part of your journey. My hope is that when you walk through my door, you will feel the freedom to be your complete, authentic self and know that you will always be challenged and met with compassion at every session.
(512) 842-4594 View (512) 842-4594
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Lester Kaplan Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, DCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Practice is based on client needs. Experience helping people with trauma and Complex PTSD, anxiety and marital issues. Certified in telehealth treatment. Have provided clinical consultation and have provided clinical supervision for clinicians for three decades.
Practice is based on client needs. Experience helping people with trauma and Complex PTSD, anxiety and marital issues. Certified in telehealth treatment. Have provided clinical consultation and have provided clinical supervision for clinicians for three decades.
(512) 722-7078 View (512) 722-7078
Photo of Sara Hammond, LCSW, JD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I offer transformational change and lasting improvement in mental wellness and interpersonal relationships. Through EMDR, Coherence Therapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and Process Groups, your life can open and grow to help you feel better every day. Learn to like yourself more and to enjoy more closeness with friends, family members, and romantic partners. Life is too short to settle for living in fear, self-doubt, or shame. Let go of old habits and learn to live with a sense of safety and contentment.
I offer transformational change and lasting improvement in mental wellness and interpersonal relationships. Through EMDR, Coherence Therapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and Process Groups, your life can open and grow to help you feel better every day. Learn to like yourself more and to enjoy more closeness with friends, family members, and romantic partners. Life is too short to settle for living in fear, self-doubt, or shame. Let go of old habits and learn to live with a sense of safety and contentment.
(512) 957-3315 View (512) 957-3315
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Polly Robertson (Enteave Counseling)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Being nervous about starting therapy is natural, which is why I work with each client to establish a relationship of honesty and openness so you can feel comfortable sharing your feelings. There is no magic wand in life but you don’t have to face challenges on your own. Therapy is a journey. I approach each session as a time to learn about you—what motivates you and what ails you. I understand the importance of each individual’s culture so I can fully understand you as a person. Together, we will determine the best possible solutions to address your individual needs.
Being nervous about starting therapy is natural, which is why I work with each client to establish a relationship of honesty and openness so you can feel comfortable sharing your feelings. There is no magic wand in life but you don’t have to face challenges on your own. Therapy is a journey. I approach each session as a time to learn about you—what motivates you and what ails you. I understand the importance of each individual’s culture so I can fully understand you as a person. Together, we will determine the best possible solutions to address your individual needs.
(512) 675-5817 View (512) 675-5817
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Anne E Appel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Not accepting new clients
As a parent, you might have some concerns about your adolescent. They may be having a hard time making and keeping relationships with positive peers. They may be engaging in conflict with you about academics and rules in your home. The may not be able to regulate their negative emotions in a healthy way. Your attempts to provide advice and support may not seem like enough.
As a parent, you might have some concerns about your adolescent. They may be having a hard time making and keeping relationships with positive peers. They may be engaging in conflict with you about academics and rules in your home. The may not be able to regulate their negative emotions in a healthy way. Your attempts to provide advice and support may not seem like enough.
(737) 252-5855 View (737) 252-5855
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Irina Marc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, CYT, IFS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
If you're a woman on a path of personal healing and desire to heal the world, you came to the right place. You will benefit from sessions with me if you are: Going through the motions without a real purpose or direction... Feeling disconnected from your intuition and inner wisdom... Struggling to understand who you are and what you want out of life... Knowing that you are not living up to your full potential... Feeling that you are sabotaging your own progress...Struggling with confusion and uncertainty... Sensing that you are not living your life to the fullest...Needing guidance to find clarity, direction and purpose.
If you're a woman on a path of personal healing and desire to heal the world, you came to the right place. You will benefit from sessions with me if you are: Going through the motions without a real purpose or direction... Feeling disconnected from your intuition and inner wisdom... Struggling to understand who you are and what you want out of life... Knowing that you are not living up to your full potential... Feeling that you are sabotaging your own progress...Struggling with confusion and uncertainty... Sensing that you are not living your life to the fullest...Needing guidance to find clarity, direction and purpose.
(713) 898-3807 View (713) 898-3807
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Jonathan McNutt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78751  (Online Only)
If you’re struggling with difficult thoughts or feelings, a relationship, or are just feeling stressed and overwhelmed in general… that's understandable! It can be really hard to be a human being, especially in the last few years. If you’re looking for support with these kinds of issues, you’ve come to the right place. I help adults struggling with issues related to mood and emotions, low self-esteem, relationships, stress, and other challenges to find greater ease, wellbeing and fulfillment using research-supported approaches to therapy.
If you’re struggling with difficult thoughts or feelings, a relationship, or are just feeling stressed and overwhelmed in general… that's understandable! It can be really hard to be a human being, especially in the last few years. If you’re looking for support with these kinds of issues, you’ve come to the right place. I help adults struggling with issues related to mood and emotions, low self-esteem, relationships, stress, and other challenges to find greater ease, wellbeing and fulfillment using research-supported approaches to therapy.
(737) 259-7632 View (737) 259-7632
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Poonam Ruby Prasad
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MBA, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Different stages of life can bring different challenges to the surface, and all of them are equally valid. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, cultural/sexual identity, multigenerational/family of origin conflict, and prenatal/postpartum issues. I provide a gentle, curious, and collaborative style to encourage my clients to cultivate their internal resilience in a safe environment. I trust the client to be the authentic expert of their own lives, and view my role as a reflective mirror and resourceful companion.
Different stages of life can bring different challenges to the surface, and all of them are equally valid. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, cultural/sexual identity, multigenerational/family of origin conflict, and prenatal/postpartum issues. I provide a gentle, curious, and collaborative style to encourage my clients to cultivate their internal resilience in a safe environment. I trust the client to be the authentic expert of their own lives, and view my role as a reflective mirror and resourceful companion.
(512) 537-5372 x1006 View (512) 537-5372 x1006
Photo of Michael Kelley, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michael Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Men and couples, is your relationship struggling after having kids, stressful jobs, or because negative thoughts and behaviors? Do you want better communication and emotional intimacy? Build secure-functioning relationship and marriage with shared purpose, solid agreements, and positive repairs! If you are seeking the clarity and authenticity to get unstuck, realize life goals, increase mindfulness and self-awareness, counseling is a courageous first step towards having a better experience and manifesting your dreams.
Men and couples, is your relationship struggling after having kids, stressful jobs, or because negative thoughts and behaviors? Do you want better communication and emotional intimacy? Build secure-functioning relationship and marriage with shared purpose, solid agreements, and positive repairs! If you are seeking the clarity and authenticity to get unstuck, realize life goals, increase mindfulness and self-awareness, counseling is a courageous first step towards having a better experience and manifesting your dreams.
(512) 764-5432 View (512) 764-5432
Photo of Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, LCSW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura Sandoval-Sweeney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
Are you feeling overwhelmed in motherhood? Are you used to "having it all together", or maybe your culture and other intersecting identities have made it challenging to ask for help? Do you often feel misunderstood for being "too sensitive"? Do think about breaking generational cycles as a new parent? Perhaps your pregnancy is not what you expected, or you're feeling confused about why postpartum is not the experience you once envisioned. Are you struggling to balance being a parent and showing up authentically in other areas of your life?
Are you feeling overwhelmed in motherhood? Are you used to "having it all together", or maybe your culture and other intersecting identities have made it challenging to ask for help? Do you often feel misunderstood for being "too sensitive"? Do think about breaking generational cycles as a new parent? Perhaps your pregnancy is not what you expected, or you're feeling confused about why postpartum is not the experience you once envisioned. Are you struggling to balance being a parent and showing up authentically in other areas of your life?
(512) 882-1684 View (512) 882-1684
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Dr. Mackenzie Steiner
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Do you find yourself plagued by emotions too big for the circumstances you find yourself in... swept downstream in turbulent emotional currents of intense anxiety, anger, grief... frozen in numbness, shame, withdrawal, emotional shutdown... struggling to find or stay on the path of your authentic self amidst the maelstrom of others' norms and expectations? For more than 20 years I have helped many like you learn how to safely navigate these challenging waters, shed the unnecessary and toxic intrusions and strictures of their past, and find and bring into the world their genuine self and voice.
Do you find yourself plagued by emotions too big for the circumstances you find yourself in... swept downstream in turbulent emotional currents of intense anxiety, anger, grief... frozen in numbness, shame, withdrawal, emotional shutdown... struggling to find or stay on the path of your authentic self amidst the maelstrom of others' norms and expectations? For more than 20 years I have helped many like you learn how to safely navigate these challenging waters, shed the unnecessary and toxic intrusions and strictures of their past, and find and bring into the world their genuine self and voice.
(512) 858-8664 View (512) 858-8664
Photo of Ewa Marcinkiewicz, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ewa Marcinkiewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
I believe there is a higher wisdom within us all, and accessing this place of inner authority is essential to the process of healing and aligning with one’s authentic self.  My goal as a counselor is to help you connect with your personal wisdom and unlock your innate ability to heal. My invitation is for you to be curious with me about your experiences as I offer feedback to spark the discovery of your own answers.
I believe there is a higher wisdom within us all, and accessing this place of inner authority is essential to the process of healing and aligning with one’s authentic self.  My goal as a counselor is to help you connect with your personal wisdom and unlock your innate ability to heal. My invitation is for you to be curious with me about your experiences as I offer feedback to spark the discovery of your own answers.
(512) 648-5124 View (512) 648-5124
Photo of Cathy Fariss, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cathy Fariss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Practicing for over twenty years, I have seen that real, substantial change is possible, that life can become enjoyable again. People change by understanding first what is causing their current difficulties and then within a collaborative, insight oriented and warm relationship that I can provide, work to alter those difficulties. Whether this is the first time seeking help or returning to work on other concerns, my approach is to meet you where you are and with your specific needs.
Practicing for over twenty years, I have seen that real, substantial change is possible, that life can become enjoyable again. People change by understanding first what is causing their current difficulties and then within a collaborative, insight oriented and warm relationship that I can provide, work to alter those difficulties. Whether this is the first time seeking help or returning to work on other concerns, my approach is to meet you where you are and with your specific needs.
(512) 540-5670 View (512) 540-5670
Photo of Lilian Rodriguez, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lilian Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
My goal with all clients is to ensure that they feel heard and understood. Venturing into a world of reflection and growth can be challenging, but it does not have to be done alone. My goal as your therapist is to help you get closer to the feeling of comfort throughout our visits, and even better afterwards. Many of us seek empowerment, validation, and reassurance- I aim to provide that, and more, in a space that feels safe, and one in which you can overcome any hurdles you may be facing.
My goal with all clients is to ensure that they feel heard and understood. Venturing into a world of reflection and growth can be challenging, but it does not have to be done alone. My goal as your therapist is to help you get closer to the feeling of comfort throughout our visits, and even better afterwards. Many of us seek empowerment, validation, and reassurance- I aim to provide that, and more, in a space that feels safe, and one in which you can overcome any hurdles you may be facing.
(737) 259-7836 View (737) 259-7836
Photo of Ben Schultz, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ben Schultz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78730
Lack of Motivation, Addiction, & Relationship Issues - The 3 most common presenting problems in my practice today. Whether you’re dealing with any combination of the 3, or something else entirely, actualizing your potential is the way forward. I don't believe rehashing past experiences to no end is helpful. While talking about past experiences may be an important part of our work, growth manifests through present integration. Being as honest and direct as possible is the best way to demonstrate how I'm not here to waste your time. If we share this value, my style of therapy may be right for you.
Lack of Motivation, Addiction, & Relationship Issues - The 3 most common presenting problems in my practice today. Whether you’re dealing with any combination of the 3, or something else entirely, actualizing your potential is the way forward. I don't believe rehashing past experiences to no end is helpful. While talking about past experiences may be an important part of our work, growth manifests through present integration. Being as honest and direct as possible is the best way to demonstrate how I'm not here to waste your time. If we share this value, my style of therapy may be right for you.
(408) 599-2464 View (408) 599-2464
Photo of Stella Masterson, MA,  LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stella Masterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78727  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients! Hello, I'm Stella and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Austin, Texas. I also see clients throughout the state via telehealth therapy. I believe that we all go through struggles and, at times, feel at a loss, alone, and overwhelmed. I am here to help you through those struggles.
Currently Accepting New Clients! Hello, I'm Stella and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Austin, Texas. I also see clients throughout the state via telehealth therapy. I believe that we all go through struggles and, at times, feel at a loss, alone, and overwhelmed. I am here to help you through those struggles.
(737) 727-3614 View (737) 727-3614
Photo of Ian Christopher Hammonds, LMFT, LPC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ian Christopher Hammonds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
If you are experiencing difficulty in communicating with those who matter most to you, you’ve come to the right place. I will provide you with a safe space and a non-judgmental environment. Regardless of how new or old these painful experiences are, I am here to help you and assure quality treatment so that your journey through life will be lighter and a more positive experience. I enjoy working with clients experiencing addiction, shame, grief, trauma, and familial abuse, families coping with new or existing illness, and clients in substance abuse recovery.
If you are experiencing difficulty in communicating with those who matter most to you, you’ve come to the right place. I will provide you with a safe space and a non-judgmental environment. Regardless of how new or old these painful experiences are, I am here to help you and assure quality treatment so that your journey through life will be lighter and a more positive experience. I enjoy working with clients experiencing addiction, shame, grief, trauma, and familial abuse, families coping with new or existing illness, and clients in substance abuse recovery.
(512) 661-0735 View (512) 661-0735
Photo of Jessica Sharib, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica Sharib
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78712  (Online Only)
Book with me directly through my website! Are you spending an excessive amount of time worrying? Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Dealing with anxiety, depression, professional/academic concerns or just generally feeling "stuck"? Are you seeking a safe place to dig into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors resulting from marginalization or trauma? You are not alone! In fact, most of us struggle with some (if not all) of these concerns from time to time.
Book with me directly through my website! Are you spending an excessive amount of time worrying? Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Dealing with anxiety, depression, professional/academic concerns or just generally feeling "stuck"? Are you seeking a safe place to dig into thoughts, feelings, and behaviors resulting from marginalization or trauma? You are not alone! In fact, most of us struggle with some (if not all) of these concerns from time to time.
(512) 634-8682 View (512) 634-8682
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Ainsley Timmons
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
The human experience can be overwhelming. We all have experienced trauma - whether relational, mental, physical, sexual, spiritual, or emotional. We can find healing & our way forward in the safe space of a therapeutic relationship as we learn more about ourselves through genuine, non-judgmental curiosity. Learning how to be safely in our body (embodied) with all our different parts, experiences, memories, feelings, & thoughts can be life changing. By regulating the nervous system, we can teach your body that you are safe on a cellular level.
The human experience can be overwhelming. We all have experienced trauma - whether relational, mental, physical, sexual, spiritual, or emotional. We can find healing & our way forward in the safe space of a therapeutic relationship as we learn more about ourselves through genuine, non-judgmental curiosity. Learning how to be safely in our body (embodied) with all our different parts, experiences, memories, feelings, & thoughts can be life changing. By regulating the nervous system, we can teach your body that you are safe on a cellular level.
(512) 764-9271 View (512) 764-9271
Photo of Bitna Lee, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bitna Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
Do you think nobody understands you, even your family and friends? You feel stuck in a repeated pattern of relationships. You may constantly try to prove your worth to others. I’m a licensed clinician in TX and VA. I have worked in the mental health field over 10 years. My professional interests are relationship trauma (romantic/ social/ family), grief and loss, self-criticism and identity issues. Using a holistic and intuitive approach, I can help you to bring more awareness to your childhood experiences, family origin, unconscious feelings and your current self. No matter what culture you are from, I'd love to hear your story.
Do you think nobody understands you, even your family and friends? You feel stuck in a repeated pattern of relationships. You may constantly try to prove your worth to others. I’m a licensed clinician in TX and VA. I have worked in the mental health field over 10 years. My professional interests are relationship trauma (romantic/ social/ family), grief and loss, self-criticism and identity issues. Using a holistic and intuitive approach, I can help you to bring more awareness to your childhood experiences, family origin, unconscious feelings and your current self. No matter what culture you are from, I'd love to hear your story.
(512) 881-7011 View (512) 881-7011
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.