Therapists in University, VA

Photo of Diana C. Brawley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University, VA
Diana C. Brawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MDiv, ThM, MSW
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
The nexus of emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health is integral to healing. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindful Self-Compassion informed Psychotherapist, I believe in the potential that relationships offer for growth and healing. Using authentic warmth, empathy, and humor, I create a safe environment where clients feel supported to explore and heal. I honor each individual’s story, experience, and ways of coping and believe that each and every one of us has the fundamental capacity to grow and evolve.
(434) 878-0329 View (434) 878-0329
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Jesse Luckett, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
I work with individuals and couples to help them actualize their innate qualities of goodness and wholeness. I support people who are overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression, in order to help them learn to transform their life challenges into opportunities for healing and growth. Individuals and couples will learn to recognize behaviors that keep them stuck and are provided with tools to help them process difficult emotions and connect and communicate more effectively and lovingly. Through establishing a caring therapeutic relationship clients can become more confident and secure within themselves.
(720) 466-7964 View (720) 466-7964
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Pam Rule
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IWLC
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
It takes courage to begin therapy and the process may be daunting. I strive to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate space for my clients to feel safe to talk about their problems and process their thoughts and feelings. My approach is collaborative and strength-based, helping clients identify and achieve their goals - relationships, professional, or self growth.
(434) 374-7592 View (434) 374-7592
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Bridget Mahoney LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome to a space where healing begins and your journey towards growth is met with warmth, wisdom, and unwavering support. I'm deeply committed to supporting individuals as they navigate through a range issues of including life transitions, past traumas, parenting challenges, anxiety, and depression with empathy and expertise.. Drawing from the transformative framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS), I offer a holistic approach to therapy that fosters healing and integration at the deepest level.
I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome to a space where healing begins and your journey towards growth is met with warmth, wisdom, and unwavering support. I'm deeply committed to supporting individuals as they navigate through a range issues of including life transitions, past traumas, parenting challenges, anxiety, and depression with empathy and expertise.. Drawing from the transformative framework of Internal Family Systems (IFS), I offer a holistic approach to therapy that fosters healing and integration at the deepest level.
(434) 201-7442 View (434) 201-7442
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(757) 821-6744 View (757) 821-6744
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Leon Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, VA 22903
I specialize in working with children and families going through difficult times and challenging situations. I have worked as a Program Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club as well as in residential treatment for children with behavioral challenges in western Massachusetts. The majority of my career was spent at the Department of Children and Families, CPS for the State of Mass. During my 13 years of employment at DCF, I worked in many capacities including management. These experience have helped me to understand Complex Family Dynamics, Governmental Systems, and how they related to Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Community.
I specialize in working with children and families going through difficult times and challenging situations. I have worked as a Program Coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club as well as in residential treatment for children with behavioral challenges in western Massachusetts. The majority of my career was spent at the Department of Children and Families, CPS for the State of Mass. During my 13 years of employment at DCF, I worked in many capacities including management. These experience have helped me to understand Complex Family Dynamics, Governmental Systems, and how they related to Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Community.
(434) 533-7243 View (434) 533-7243
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Varinia Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
Not accepting new clients
I am a Trauma Informed-Bilingual clinician focused on providing mental health services to the local community. I have worked in the mental health field since 2011 through various agencies such: as Region Ten, ReadyKids, Albemarle County, Charlottesville City Schools, Mary Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, and The Women's Initiative. I have experience in treating adults, and teens with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, attachment disorders, neglect, and immigration trauma.
I am a Trauma Informed-Bilingual clinician focused on providing mental health services to the local community. I have worked in the mental health field since 2011 through various agencies such: as Region Ten, ReadyKids, Albemarle County, Charlottesville City Schools, Mary Ainsworth Attachment Clinic, and The Women's Initiative. I have experience in treating adults, and teens with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, attachment disorders, neglect, and immigration trauma.
(434) 423-5379 View (434) 423-5379
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Claire De Andrade
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
I specialize in working with women who struggle with the emotional issues and experiences related to post-partum, parenting, menopause, empty-nesting, career conflicts, or loss. Women who may be questioning their choices, their values, their identity, their self-criticism, their worth, their capacity for self-care.
I specialize in working with women who struggle with the emotional issues and experiences related to post-partum, parenting, menopause, empty-nesting, career conflicts, or loss. Women who may be questioning their choices, their values, their identity, their self-criticism, their worth, their capacity for self-care.
(434) 362-4887 View (434) 362-4887
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Terri Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, VA 22903
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy uses Internal Family Systems, an insight-oriented therapy which is a powerful method for understanding conflict, trauma, and defenses, and for promoting healing, change, self-empowerment and self-compassion. I view the counseling process as a partnership and an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself. We will honor the patterns that have kept you safe in the past, while at the same time gently removing the barriers that have kept you from being the person you wish to be. I utilize EMDR in my work as well to address trauma that happened long ago, as well as any recent trauma.
My approach to therapy uses Internal Family Systems, an insight-oriented therapy which is a powerful method for understanding conflict, trauma, and defenses, and for promoting healing, change, self-empowerment and self-compassion. I view the counseling process as a partnership and an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself. We will honor the patterns that have kept you safe in the past, while at the same time gently removing the barriers that have kept you from being the person you wish to be. I utilize EMDR in my work as well to address trauma that happened long ago, as well as any recent trauma.
(434) 337-3797 View (434) 337-3797
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Sandra Monohan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
Sandra Monohan is an experienced counselor who has helped clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, grief and loss, and life transitions. She has worked with individuals including adolescents and adults as well as couples and families. Sandra seeks to help clients heal through a therapeutic relationship that explores current and past hurts and unhelpful patterns while focusing on strengths and increasing self-compassion.
Sandra Monohan is an experienced counselor who has helped clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, grief and loss, and life transitions. She has worked with individuals including adolescents and adults as well as couples and families. Sandra seeks to help clients heal through a therapeutic relationship that explores current and past hurts and unhelpful patterns while focusing on strengths and increasing self-compassion.
(434) 623-5668 View (434) 623-5668
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Katie-Anne Padalino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
Currently Accepting New Clients / Safe and trusting relationships are the context in which we most often experience healing — especially when we have been wounded by others. I believe that earning and maintaining your trust is foundational for the counseling process. I seek to provide a compassionate, genuine, calm, and steady presence, so that you can feel safe and supported as you engage in the important and healing work of therapy. I am most excited when my clients can see their own strengths and realize that they are capable of facing and releasing past wounds in order to grow and heal in ways that used to seem impossible.
Currently Accepting New Clients / Safe and trusting relationships are the context in which we most often experience healing — especially when we have been wounded by others. I believe that earning and maintaining your trust is foundational for the counseling process. I seek to provide a compassionate, genuine, calm, and steady presence, so that you can feel safe and supported as you engage in the important and healing work of therapy. I am most excited when my clients can see their own strengths and realize that they are capable of facing and releasing past wounds in order to grow and heal in ways that used to seem impossible.
(434) 830-5266 View (434) 830-5266
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Rachel Weaver
Resident in Counseling, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
University, VA 22903
Hi, I’m Rachel. I believe that everyone has the capacity for healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you find safety and stability within yourself and in the world around you. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental approach to support adults and college-aged adults in managing life and relationship stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. My work with clients often includes exploring how present challenges are connected to our past experiences.
Hi, I’m Rachel. I believe that everyone has the capacity for healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you find safety and stability within yourself and in the world around you. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental approach to support adults and college-aged adults in managing life and relationship stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. My work with clients often includes exploring how present challenges are connected to our past experiences.
(434) 322-9791 View (434) 322-9791

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Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Our program is designed for those wanting to recover from addiction but finding that once a week treatment appointments are not enough but don't meet criteria for a residential program. Clients in our program attend 3 three-hour meetings a week for 12 weeks. Each client starts with a full diagnostic assessment and medical evaluation by our medical director. Program content is educational, clinical treatment, and 12-step work. We have rolling admissions so you can start within a few days of first calling us. Groups are run by a male and a female therapist. We encourage family participation.
Our program is designed for those wanting to recover from addiction but finding that once a week treatment appointments are not enough but don't meet criteria for a residential program. Clients in our program attend 3 three-hour meetings a week for 12 weeks. Each client starts with a full diagnostic assessment and medical evaluation by our medical director. Program content is educational, clinical treatment, and 12-step work. We have rolling admissions so you can start within a few days of first calling us. Groups are run by a male and a female therapist. We encourage family participation.
(434) 277-2339 x3 View (434) 277-2339 x3
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Ryan Matthew Grubb
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
My ideal client consists of individuals seeking to better their self esteem, self worth, and overall image of who they are. Their struggle with anxiety relates issues of the past and challenges with trauma and memory issues are my focus. Helping the client gain greater awareness and consciousness, while creating plans for increased healthy energy and mental wellness is my ideal client.
My ideal client consists of individuals seeking to better their self esteem, self worth, and overall image of who they are. Their struggle with anxiety relates issues of the past and challenges with trauma and memory issues are my focus. Helping the client gain greater awareness and consciousness, while creating plans for increased healthy energy and mental wellness is my ideal client.
(540) 546-4399 View (540) 546-4399
Photo of Shawn Pham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University, VA
Shawn Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Many times we navigate through the world feeling lost, alone, and even scared. We may tell ourselves that "nobody understands me," "nobody loves me," or "people have it much worst than I do, so why do I deserve to be kind to myself." Many of us tell ourselves some sort of variation of these things from time to time. Some of us may tell ourselves these statements on the daily basis. Come join me as we explore your relationship with yourself as well as your relationship with others.
Many times we navigate through the world feeling lost, alone, and even scared. We may tell ourselves that "nobody understands me," "nobody loves me," or "people have it much worst than I do, so why do I deserve to be kind to myself." Many of us tell ourselves some sort of variation of these things from time to time. Some of us may tell ourselves these statements on the daily basis. Come join me as we explore your relationship with yourself as well as your relationship with others.
(571) 470-5557 View (571) 470-5557
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Anita Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
I do not have a specific "ideal" client, but I most enjoy working with, and have the most experience with, women from ages 18 to 65. Their issues could be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and more(see list below). They are looking for someone who will listen with full attention, interest and compassion. They want someone who is very supportive, who makes them feel very safe and accepted, just as they are. They are looking for a real human being they can relate to. Someone who will remember what is going on with them, who truly cares and cheers them on, who makes them laugh and gives them hope.
I do not have a specific "ideal" client, but I most enjoy working with, and have the most experience with, women from ages 18 to 65. Their issues could be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and more(see list below). They are looking for someone who will listen with full attention, interest and compassion. They want someone who is very supportive, who makes them feel very safe and accepted, just as they are. They are looking for a real human being they can relate to. Someone who will remember what is going on with them, who truly cares and cheers them on, who makes them laugh and gives them hope.
(434) 722-3175 View (434) 722-3175
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Compass Rose Counseling & Consultation, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Our mission is to ensure that individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and political and religious affiliation are provided a safe space to receive high quality mental health care. Our clinicians are trained to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to support and empower a diverse population. We reply to all inquiries from prospective clients within 24-48 hours.
Our mission is to ensure that individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and political and religious affiliation are provided a safe space to receive high quality mental health care. Our clinicians are trained to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to support and empower a diverse population. We reply to all inquiries from prospective clients within 24-48 hours.
(434) 436-1393 View (434) 436-1393
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Holly Bedotto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22902
"Therapy is a journey one takes with a trusted professional who will walk side by side, at times guiding and at times following. There are no preconceived notions about this journey however brief or extended." These are the words I have shared over many years of training young professionals. Though I treat all types of individuals, my area of specialty is complex trauma - borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and dissociation. I am intensively trained in DBT and have been practicing and teaching DBT for over fifteen years. My team is DBT by Design/South FL DBT Consortium.
"Therapy is a journey one takes with a trusted professional who will walk side by side, at times guiding and at times following. There are no preconceived notions about this journey however brief or extended." These are the words I have shared over many years of training young professionals. Though I treat all types of individuals, my area of specialty is complex trauma - borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and dissociation. I am intensively trained in DBT and have been practicing and teaching DBT for over fifteen years. My team is DBT by Design/South FL DBT Consortium.
(786) 250-2958 View (786) 250-2958
Photo of Kathleen Gordon-Granado, Licensed Professional Counselor in University, VA
Kathleen Gordon-Granado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. My focus lies predominantly with adult individuals seeking assistance in managing life stressors, navigating challenging transitions, addressing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or processing past traumatic experiences. Some individuals enter therapy with clear objectives for their lives post-treatment, while others may require assistance in identifying these initial goals. My role is to aid individuals in achieving their own life goals, fostering empowerment and growth.
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. My focus lies predominantly with adult individuals seeking assistance in managing life stressors, navigating challenging transitions, addressing symptoms of depression or anxiety, or processing past traumatic experiences. Some individuals enter therapy with clear objectives for their lives post-treatment, while others may require assistance in identifying these initial goals. My role is to aid individuals in achieving their own life goals, fostering empowerment and growth.
(757) 255-7991 View (757) 255-7991
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Betsy Dye Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Booking Online Clients Only. I work with those whose lives seem to be going pretty well on the outside – but privately, they're hurting. Sometimes the source of the hurt is clearly known, other times it’s waiting to be discovered. Either way, something needs to be addressed in order to thrive, and my clients are willing to do the work to address it. We face tremendous pressure to be the perfect person, parent, and partner, yet we are not explicitly taught how to exist and grow in relationships or juggle the demands of everyday life. I have a special interest in working with women, couples and new parents.
Booking Online Clients Only. I work with those whose lives seem to be going pretty well on the outside – but privately, they're hurting. Sometimes the source of the hurt is clearly known, other times it’s waiting to be discovered. Either way, something needs to be addressed in order to thrive, and my clients are willing to do the work to address it. We face tremendous pressure to be the perfect person, parent, and partner, yet we are not explicitly taught how to exist and grow in relationships or juggle the demands of everyday life. I have a special interest in working with women, couples and new parents.
(757) 909-6731 View (757) 909-6731

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in University, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in University, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% Parenting
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in University, VA see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University?

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.