Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA

Photo of David Walker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA
David Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Not accepting new clients
We all can be vulnerable to the twists, turns, and pressures that life presents to us. I provide a safe, respectful, and comfortable space for you to learn how to better cope with life has brought you. I believe that you bring strengths, and resources with you that can help you to reach your goals in therapy and my approaches are matched to you as a unique individual. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of areas such as treating trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, parenting, divorce/separation, anxiety, and mood disorders.
We all can be vulnerable to the twists, turns, and pressures that life presents to us. I provide a safe, respectful, and comfortable space for you to learn how to better cope with life has brought you. I believe that you bring strengths, and resources with you that can help you to reach your goals in therapy and my approaches are matched to you as a unique individual. I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of areas such as treating trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, parenting, divorce/separation, anxiety, and mood disorders.
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Sheryl Eva Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
My goal in counseling is to help my patients go from where they are to where they want to be. I provide a nurturing, emotionally safe environment for people experiencing life transitions, grief and loss. My patients learn to: 1) understand and better manage anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep problems, and disturbing thoughts; 2) identify innate gifts, talents, strengths; 3) develop and work toward achievable goals.
My goal in counseling is to help my patients go from where they are to where they want to be. I provide a nurturing, emotionally safe environment for people experiencing life transitions, grief and loss. My patients learn to: 1) understand and better manage anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep problems, and disturbing thoughts; 2) identify innate gifts, talents, strengths; 3) develop and work toward achievable goals.
(253) 292-5017 View (253) 292-5017
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Bonnie McKenney
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, MHP, CMHP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Not accepting new clients
Did something really bad happen? Completely stressed out, anxious, depressed or feeling stuck? Is there too much to think about and sort out? Not sure what to do next or if it's even worth it? I would like to help you feel better, and to discover greater meaning and purpose for your life. As a Certified EMDR therapist (attachment focused), I can help you process the traumatic events that have occurred. Together we can work towards creating the story you want for your life. I partner with teens, parents and individual adults to help sort through the difficult issues your facing today.
Did something really bad happen? Completely stressed out, anxious, depressed or feeling stuck? Is there too much to think about and sort out? Not sure what to do next or if it's even worth it? I would like to help you feel better, and to discover greater meaning and purpose for your life. As a Certified EMDR therapist (attachment focused), I can help you process the traumatic events that have occurred. Together we can work towards creating the story you want for your life. I partner with teens, parents and individual adults to help sort through the difficult issues your facing today.
(253) 265-4074 View (253) 265-4074
Photo of Elizabeth M Humes, Mental Health Counselor in Gig Harbor, WA
Elizabeth M Humes
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Life can be very confusing at times for all of us. I welcome you to take the time for yourself to gain perspective on life's struggles. There can be great benefits in the process! I treat depression/anxiety, trauma, ADHD, Eating Disorders, and marital issues. My office is warm and cozy as we journey together thru the healing process. I use a narrative, solution-focused, CBT modality, Lifespan Integration for clearing trauma, along with a bit of humor over life's bumps. You are welcome to join me for your heart, soul, and body health!
Life can be very confusing at times for all of us. I welcome you to take the time for yourself to gain perspective on life's struggles. There can be great benefits in the process! I treat depression/anxiety, trauma, ADHD, Eating Disorders, and marital issues. My office is warm and cozy as we journey together thru the healing process. I use a narrative, solution-focused, CBT modality, Lifespan Integration for clearing trauma, along with a bit of humor over life's bumps. You are welcome to join me for your heart, soul, and body health!
(253) 214-3668 View (253) 214-3668
Photo of Jim Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA
Jim Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Not accepting new clients
Our lives are often impacted by forces beyond our control. We wonder if life will ever return to "normal." I work with young and old who encounter challenges common to modern living: Retirement, work stress, family dynamics, personal tragedy, financial troubles, loss of community, and loss of direction. I also address unique challenges associated with aging: Chronic and acute illness, life partner debilitation, and hardships unforeseen. Refocus and reclaim your strengths and life as we work together on insights, new strategies and skills that enable you to overcome obstacles, re-connect with life and your passions.
Our lives are often impacted by forces beyond our control. We wonder if life will ever return to "normal." I work with young and old who encounter challenges common to modern living: Retirement, work stress, family dynamics, personal tragedy, financial troubles, loss of community, and loss of direction. I also address unique challenges associated with aging: Chronic and acute illness, life partner debilitation, and hardships unforeseen. Refocus and reclaim your strengths and life as we work together on insights, new strategies and skills that enable you to overcome obstacles, re-connect with life and your passions.
(253) 525-5331 View (253) 525-5331
Photo of Neil Sampson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA
Neil Sampson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I am a certified sex therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. In my practice, I offer sex and intimacy counseling for individuals and those in relationships. Sex therapy offers counseling and support to relationships and individuals dealing with sexual issues/challenges. It addresses concerns regarding sexual health, communication, and intimacy, aiming to enhance sexual well-being and relationships. These services provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore and resolve their sexual concerns.
I am a certified sex therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. In my practice, I offer sex and intimacy counseling for individuals and those in relationships. Sex therapy offers counseling and support to relationships and individuals dealing with sexual issues/challenges. It addresses concerns regarding sexual health, communication, and intimacy, aiming to enhance sexual well-being and relationships. These services provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore and resolve their sexual concerns.
(253) 400-5903 View (253) 400-5903
Photo of Kimberly Inez Pierce, Counselor in Gig Harbor, WA
Kimberly Inez Pierce
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, PLLC
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Waitlist for new clients
Life is difficult (M. Scott Peck). I remember reading that in his book and thought yes, it is! And sometimes we don’t have the tools to manage the difficult times or move through and beyond them. That is why I became a therapist because life is difficult and sometimes, we need support and help to move forward. My goal is to establish a safe environment where adults and children can take the time to process difficulties in life. Through this process you will find your strengths, develop new ways of coping and discover new insights. I enjoy working with both children and adults in a variety of areas, including childhood and adult tra
Life is difficult (M. Scott Peck). I remember reading that in his book and thought yes, it is! And sometimes we don’t have the tools to manage the difficult times or move through and beyond them. That is why I became a therapist because life is difficult and sometimes, we need support and help to move forward. My goal is to establish a safe environment where adults and children can take the time to process difficulties in life. Through this process you will find your strengths, develop new ways of coping and discover new insights. I enjoy working with both children and adults in a variety of areas, including childhood and adult tra
(253) 367-3610 View (253) 367-3610
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Gary Lee Maples
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CSAT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Sex addiction is real. As someone familiar with addictions, I understand the desperation and desire to be free of your compulsion. I can show you a proven method to recover from sexual addiction and return to the life you were intended to live with integrity and serenity. Have you lost enough? Have you and your family suffered enough? Trying harder has led you to where you are now. Isn't it time to try something better. If you are ready to follow a simple program to recovery, let me show you. I am here to help.
Sex addiction is real. As someone familiar with addictions, I understand the desperation and desire to be free of your compulsion. I can show you a proven method to recover from sexual addiction and return to the life you were intended to live with integrity and serenity. Have you lost enough? Have you and your family suffered enough? Trying harder has led you to where you are now. Isn't it time to try something better. If you are ready to follow a simple program to recovery, let me show you. I am here to help.
(855) 848-1899 View (855) 848-1899
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Erin Hohol
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
My approach to counseling is to focus on strengths and help to assist with solutions rather than telling my patients what to do. My focus is to address short-term problems as well as long-term psychological well-being. The more you can tell me about what and how you are feeling, the more effectively I will be able to assist you in resolving your personal problems and issues. I believe all individuals are deserving of acceptance, respect, compassion, and understanding, and all children are capable of success in academics, extracurricular activities, and social interactions.
My approach to counseling is to focus on strengths and help to assist with solutions rather than telling my patients what to do. My focus is to address short-term problems as well as long-term psychological well-being. The more you can tell me about what and how you are feeling, the more effectively I will be able to assist you in resolving your personal problems and issues. I believe all individuals are deserving of acceptance, respect, compassion, and understanding, and all children are capable of success in academics, extracurricular activities, and social interactions.
(253) 265-9626 View (253) 265-9626
Photo of Franziska Schambeck, Counselor in Gig Harbor, WA
Franziska Schambeck
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Struggling to parent your child? Is your child having BIG emotions and behaviors and you just don’t know what to do anymore? Is your child’s behavior impacting your family and causing significant issues? I hear you, parenting is HARD, but life is too short to continue to let your child’s behavior and emotions stress you out. Hi, my name is Fran and I am here to help you achieve whatever life solutions and changes you are looking for to make parenting a little bit more enjoyable.
Struggling to parent your child? Is your child having BIG emotions and behaviors and you just don’t know what to do anymore? Is your child’s behavior impacting your family and causing significant issues? I hear you, parenting is HARD, but life is too short to continue to let your child’s behavior and emotions stress you out. Hi, my name is Fran and I am here to help you achieve whatever life solutions and changes you are looking for to make parenting a little bit more enjoyable.
(253) 352-4714 View (253) 352-4714
Photo of Rion Lee Tisino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA
Rion Lee Tisino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMHS, SUDPT, EMMHS, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
As I thought of the mission for Tisino Family Services, I thought of strength's-based. TFS facilitates children, youth, adults, and families back into the arms of what family means. One important goal of TFS is to reduce recidivism and teach preventative steps for sustaintainability. So often, I see individuals dealing with unmitigated trauma, self-identified barriers, and generational disadvantages without coping skills. This mission implements practical skills with persistence that capture the attention of specialized techniques that provides significant breakthroughs of unstable mental health and increase healthy living.
As I thought of the mission for Tisino Family Services, I thought of strength's-based. TFS facilitates children, youth, adults, and families back into the arms of what family means. One important goal of TFS is to reduce recidivism and teach preventative steps for sustaintainability. So often, I see individuals dealing with unmitigated trauma, self-identified barriers, and generational disadvantages without coping skills. This mission implements practical skills with persistence that capture the attention of specialized techniques that provides significant breakthroughs of unstable mental health and increase healthy living.
(253) 785-3571 View (253) 785-3571
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Genevieve Harris-Eckel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MBA(25)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335  (Online Only)
I'm very experienced working with minority communities including working with women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ clients. Minority groups, and couples, particularly those at the intersections of gender, race, and sexual orientation, are often underrepresented in fields of work such as business, tech, and entrepreneurship. I believe therapy should be a safe and non-judgmental space that empowers individuals to be able to push their own limits and views of themselves, in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Being able to embrace oneself and each other is one of the strongest things a person can learn to do.
I'm very experienced working with minority communities including working with women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ clients. Minority groups, and couples, particularly those at the intersections of gender, race, and sexual orientation, are often underrepresented in fields of work such as business, tech, and entrepreneurship. I believe therapy should be a safe and non-judgmental space that empowers individuals to be able to push their own limits and views of themselves, in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Being able to embrace oneself and each other is one of the strongest things a person can learn to do.
(360) 346-9619 View (360) 346-9619
Photo of Blue Waters Counseling, PLLC--Sara Odash, LMHC, Counselor in Gig Harbor, WA
Blue Waters Counseling, PLLC--Sara Odash, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Are you struggling with the same problems? Do you sometimes feel that your relationships aren't working, your job is a nightmare, your children aren't what you expected when you were expecting? Change doesn't have to be hard. Let's work together to understand what can be changed, find new interpersonal tools, and increase your personal power and effectiveness.
Are you struggling with the same problems? Do you sometimes feel that your relationships aren't working, your job is a nightmare, your children aren't what you expected when you were expecting? Change doesn't have to be hard. Let's work together to understand what can be changed, find new interpersonal tools, and increase your personal power and effectiveness.
(253) 237-8269 View (253) 237-8269
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Sheri A Lane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to communicate effectively with your spouse, partner, children or co-workers? Are you confused by the current circumstances you find yourself in? Life isn't easy, but finding someone to talk to about life's challenges should be. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I am passionate about relationships and I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their greatest potential. Using a collaborative approach, I offer my clients a safe environment to learn practical skills to help improve communication and decrease negativity in their relationships.
Are you struggling to communicate effectively with your spouse, partner, children or co-workers? Are you confused by the current circumstances you find yourself in? Life isn't easy, but finding someone to talk to about life's challenges should be. As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I am passionate about relationships and I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their greatest potential. Using a collaborative approach, I offer my clients a safe environment to learn practical skills to help improve communication and decrease negativity in their relationships.
(253) 271-4671 View (253) 271-4671
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Katy Hebel
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I believe change occurs in the context of connection, compassion, and self-discovery wherein your whole authentic self can be nurtured and fully understood. To support you in your healing and growth, I bring a warm and collaborative approach, valuing the relationship and working together towards a path of healing and change.
I believe change occurs in the context of connection, compassion, and self-discovery wherein your whole authentic self can be nurtured and fully understood. To support you in your healing and growth, I bring a warm and collaborative approach, valuing the relationship and working together towards a path of healing and change.
(253) 259-3483 View (253) 259-3483
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Jamie Melsness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Accepting new Clients I believe in the importance of establishing a client/therapist relationship based on mutual respect and integrity. My focus and goal in my work is to help navigate through the personal process of growth and change done through my approach of aligning to provide hope and healing. I use a strength based, client centered and cognitive/behavioral approach to help develop techniques and coping skills.The heart of my holistic approach is centered on truly hearing your story with compassion and supporting you in your healing journey. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and willing to take the steps.
Accepting new Clients I believe in the importance of establishing a client/therapist relationship based on mutual respect and integrity. My focus and goal in my work is to help navigate through the personal process of growth and change done through my approach of aligning to provide hope and healing. I use a strength based, client centered and cognitive/behavioral approach to help develop techniques and coping skills.The heart of my holistic approach is centered on truly hearing your story with compassion and supporting you in your healing journey. My ideal client is one who is motivated to seek change and willing to take the steps.
(253) 499-5175 View (253) 499-5175
Alta Vista Integrated Life Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
We provide individual/group therapy and education services to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.
We provide individual/group therapy and education services to support children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.
(855) 201-8141 x1 View (855) 201-8141 x1
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Heidi Gillmore
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
To build trust with my clients, I strive to be authentic, empathetic, and respectful. I recognize that every individual has unique needs and experiences, and I work to tailor my approach to best meet those needs. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and I will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and values.
To build trust with my clients, I strive to be authentic, empathetic, and respectful. I recognize that every individual has unique needs and experiences, and I work to tailor my approach to best meet those needs. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and I will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and values.
(253) 499-8542 View (253) 499-8542
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Jennifer Tynna Irwin
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Have you been impacted by problematic relationships, infidelity, or sex addiction? You might feel lost, betrayed, and alone. Do you ask yourself, "How do I keep ending up in these relationships?". Are you afraid to be alone even when your partner is clearly unhealthy? Core beliefs are the foundation of our being but when they cause us pain, embarrassment, and shame we can become depressed, anxious, fake, and withdrawn. Do you compare yourself to others (I call this Comparanoia)? Do you tell yourself “I am stupid”, “I am worthless”, or “I am not good enough”? If so, then your core beliefs may be contributing to your pain today.
Have you been impacted by problematic relationships, infidelity, or sex addiction? You might feel lost, betrayed, and alone. Do you ask yourself, "How do I keep ending up in these relationships?". Are you afraid to be alone even when your partner is clearly unhealthy? Core beliefs are the foundation of our being but when they cause us pain, embarrassment, and shame we can become depressed, anxious, fake, and withdrawn. Do you compare yourself to others (I call this Comparanoia)? Do you tell yourself “I am stupid”, “I am worthless”, or “I am not good enough”? If so, then your core beliefs may be contributing to your pain today.
(253) 358-8564 View (253) 358-8564
Photo of Jamie Posthuma, Psychologist in Gig Harbor, WA
Jamie Posthuma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples. Navigating live's challenges can be really intimidating amidst the stressors of life, especially when they all start piling up and ways you used to cope before stop working. Before giving up, try seeking help from a qualified professional and learn new ways of understanding and interacting with your environment. By identifying and working through barriers, new patterns can be learned, and healing experiences can be found. Resources can be gained and emotional resilience can be improved. You can find the harmony you desire within your life, and it starts here.
I am passionate about working with individuals and couples. Navigating live's challenges can be really intimidating amidst the stressors of life, especially when they all start piling up and ways you used to cope before stop working. Before giving up, try seeking help from a qualified professional and learn new ways of understanding and interacting with your environment. By identifying and working through barriers, new patterns can be learned, and healing experiences can be found. Resources can be gained and emotional resilience can be improved. You can find the harmony you desire within your life, and it starts here.
(425) 448-8308 View (425) 448-8308

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Number of Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Premera
66% Regence
63% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gig Harbor?

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.