Therapists in University Place, WA

Photo of Cortney Manning-Tripp, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in University Place, WA
Cortney Manning-Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified
University Place, WA 98466
There are so many feelings and thoughts you may need to talk through after this last year. How do you even start living your adult/married life from here? Do you reconnect with family? How do you work through being disconnected/loss of others? What about going back to work in the office or working from home or not working at all? Are these things affecting your stress level, depression, anxiety, leaving you feeling stuck and unhappy? Are you wanting to get back to feeling settled in your life, relationships, and your mental health? Contact me to take the first steps in making your mental health a priority.
There are so many feelings and thoughts you may need to talk through after this last year. How do you even start living your adult/married life from here? Do you reconnect with family? How do you work through being disconnected/loss of others? What about going back to work in the office or working from home or not working at all? Are these things affecting your stress level, depression, anxiety, leaving you feeling stuck and unhappy? Are you wanting to get back to feeling settled in your life, relationships, and your mental health? Contact me to take the first steps in making your mental health a priority.
(253) 215-6413 View (253) 215-6413
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Robyn Hansen
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
Accepting New Clients: We all experience challenges that take us off course or leave us feeling "off." Sometimes, time is all that is needed; other times, we need more. If you are hurting, anxious, scared, or grieving, you deserve someone who will listen and offer empathy, understanding, and warmth. This is my specialty. Counseling is a collaborative process. The therapeutic relationship between you and me is essential in helping you find new and effective ways of navigating your challenges and reaching your goals.
Accepting New Clients: We all experience challenges that take us off course or leave us feeling "off." Sometimes, time is all that is needed; other times, we need more. If you are hurting, anxious, scared, or grieving, you deserve someone who will listen and offer empathy, understanding, and warmth. This is my specialty. Counseling is a collaborative process. The therapeutic relationship between you and me is essential in helping you find new and effective ways of navigating your challenges and reaching your goals.
(253) 316-8128 View (253) 316-8128
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Jazmin Mercado Evans
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, CMHS
Verified
University Place, WA 98466
I have been a mental health counselor since 2014 when my career began in the community mental health sector. The bulk of this time was spent working within the Child and Family Department, however I was fortunate enough to have opportunities to work with adults and couples as well. For those interested in LMHC supervision, I am a licensed supervisor as well with 3 years of supervisory experience. At this time I welcome the opportunity to work with those age 14 to mid adulthood in an individual capacity, for couples work, or family therapy. Also available for LMHC supervision and consultation.
I have been a mental health counselor since 2014 when my career began in the community mental health sector. The bulk of this time was spent working within the Child and Family Department, however I was fortunate enough to have opportunities to work with adults and couples as well. For those interested in LMHC supervision, I am a licensed supervisor as well with 3 years of supervisory experience. At this time I welcome the opportunity to work with those age 14 to mid adulthood in an individual capacity, for couples work, or family therapy. Also available for LMHC supervision and consultation.
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Dawn Breikss
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am committed to helping individuals reach whatever goals they have coming into therapy. I believe in working with my client to develop a plan for reaching these goals. I look forward to having a collaborative relationship with my clients and helping them on their journey through counseling. I have experience working with youth, particularly those who have been through severe sexual and physical abuse, and also those living in foster care. I also have worked with individual adults and couples. I enjoy working with a range of individuals and helping everyone to reach whatever goals they may have.
I am committed to helping individuals reach whatever goals they have coming into therapy. I believe in working with my client to develop a plan for reaching these goals. I look forward to having a collaborative relationship with my clients and helping them on their journey through counseling. I have experience working with youth, particularly those who have been through severe sexual and physical abuse, and also those living in foster care. I also have worked with individual adults and couples. I enjoy working with a range of individuals and helping everyone to reach whatever goals they may have.
(253) 843-6676 View (253) 843-6676
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Adventure Beyond Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
I have experience working in a variety of clinical and virtual mental health settings with marginalized groups, individuals and families to support them in improving their quality of life, resources, and awareness. I am dedicated to providing individual counseling services for adolescents and adults both in-person and telehealth. I like to be hands-on and weave in play, art, tabletop games, pop culture, and the outdoors into my modalities. I welcome a non-judgmental, casual and warming approach to the therapeutic relationship.
I have experience working in a variety of clinical and virtual mental health settings with marginalized groups, individuals and families to support them in improving their quality of life, resources, and awareness. I am dedicated to providing individual counseling services for adolescents and adults both in-person and telehealth. I like to be hands-on and weave in play, art, tabletop games, pop culture, and the outdoors into my modalities. I welcome a non-judgmental, casual and warming approach to the therapeutic relationship.
(253) 766-5826 View (253) 766-5826
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Josh Specht
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified
University Place, WA 98466
As a Queer clinician, Josh specializes in working with Queer-identified adolescents and young adults as well as their families in the exploration of various topics including gender and sexual identity, self-esteem, and developing positive coping mechanisms. In his work, Josh always strives to utilize a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach to cultivate a space where his clients feel accepted, celebrated, and empowered with the confidence to continue along their unique and precious paths towards self-actualization.
As a Queer clinician, Josh specializes in working with Queer-identified adolescents and young adults as well as their families in the exploration of various topics including gender and sexual identity, self-esteem, and developing positive coping mechanisms. In his work, Josh always strives to utilize a non-judgmental, strengths-based approach to cultivate a space where his clients feel accepted, celebrated, and empowered with the confidence to continue along their unique and precious paths towards self-actualization.
(253) 400-2195 View (253) 400-2195
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Michael 'bucky' Hourigan
Counselor, MM, MT-BC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
If you are someone who "breaks the mold," or someone who always felt out of place, I am here to help explore that experience. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse, or even a "gamer," you have unique parts of yourself that require an understanding that one size does not fit all. Depression, anxiety, and trauma responses can all be a result of living in a world that might not understand you; I want to create a therapeutic space where you feel safe to be authentically you.
If you are someone who "breaks the mold," or someone who always felt out of place, I am here to help explore that experience. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse, or even a "gamer," you have unique parts of yourself that require an understanding that one size does not fit all. Depression, anxiety, and trauma responses can all be a result of living in a world that might not understand you; I want to create a therapeutic space where you feel safe to be authentically you.
(253) 509-7280 View (253) 509-7280
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253 Therapy and Consult
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
Accepting NEW clients for in-person and telehealth sessions! Give us a call today at 2537786636. Have you been dealing with anxiety or depression that has interfered with living your best life? Are you going through the stages of grief and feel stuck? ...“I don’t want to disappoint my family so I always say yes....“I am trying so hard to stay sober. If I fail at this, I will be a failure for the rest of my life” If these words resonate with you, you are in the right place!
Accepting NEW clients for in-person and telehealth sessions! Give us a call today at 2537786636. Have you been dealing with anxiety or depression that has interfered with living your best life? Are you going through the stages of grief and feel stuck? ...“I don’t want to disappoint my family so I always say yes....“I am trying so hard to stay sober. If I fail at this, I will be a failure for the rest of my life” If these words resonate with you, you are in the right place!
(253) 262-0723 View (253) 262-0723
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Nathan Rhoads
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
Entering into therapy is a courageous decision to seek life in response to whatever concerns and challenges have gotten your attention. Everyone bears experiences that have had an alienating and destructive impact on their relationship with others and with themselves. Without the support of another to work through these experiences and use them for our growth, these destructive effects often compound over time as we cope and try to heal on our own. Counseling is an opportunity to receive the kind of support that can enable you to find not only relief, but the goodness you have struggled to access in yourself and your relationships.
Entering into therapy is a courageous decision to seek life in response to whatever concerns and challenges have gotten your attention. Everyone bears experiences that have had an alienating and destructive impact on their relationship with others and with themselves. Without the support of another to work through these experiences and use them for our growth, these destructive effects often compound over time as we cope and try to heal on our own. Counseling is an opportunity to receive the kind of support that can enable you to find not only relief, but the goodness you have struggled to access in yourself and your relationships.
(253) 201-2550 View (253) 201-2550
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New Directions Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
I enjoy working with people and couples who are wanting to address barriers to their sexual health and are seeking to have fantastic sex lives. The relationships that I work best with have a strong commitment to each other, and are willing show-up and do the difficult work. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, and different and varying relationship designs and configurations. I am also happy to work with people who are struggling with other things like depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I enjoy working with people and couples who are wanting to address barriers to their sexual health and are seeking to have fantastic sex lives. The relationships that I work best with have a strong commitment to each other, and are willing show-up and do the difficult work. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, and different and varying relationship designs and configurations. I am also happy to work with people who are struggling with other things like depression, anxiety and PTSD.
(253) 242-6883 View (253) 242-6883
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Dr. John Conteh (Approved Clinical Supervisor)
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, BC-TMH, ACS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466  (Online Only)
John Conteh, doing business as Zancteh Integrated Counseling, PLLC is currently accepting new adults and elderly clients for individual telehealth counseling. Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, life transition, career concerns, racial identity, and immigration concerns? Have you been trying to figure out how to get help in a safe and supportive environment? Are you looking for Clinical Supervision for Licensure?
John Conteh, doing business as Zancteh Integrated Counseling, PLLC is currently accepting new adults and elderly clients for individual telehealth counseling. Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, life transition, career concerns, racial identity, and immigration concerns? Have you been trying to figure out how to get help in a safe and supportive environment? Are you looking for Clinical Supervision for Licensure?
(253) 528-7437 View (253) 528-7437
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Kelly V Holmes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, SUDPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We each have the ability to adapt, overcome adversity, feel joy and sorrow, love, and reach our highest potential. Stressful life events, trauma, loss, conflicts, illness, and transitions can overwhelm our ability to cope. Healing becomes blocked. We become stuck. We protect and defend ourselves to avoid ever feeling that pain again. Solutions that once worked become part of the problem. When the traumatic wound is triggered, we experience intense emotion and distorted ways of thinking. In therapy, we journey together to uncover and remove the blocks to healing, transforming pain and loss into meaning, awareness, and choice.
We each have the ability to adapt, overcome adversity, feel joy and sorrow, love, and reach our highest potential. Stressful life events, trauma, loss, conflicts, illness, and transitions can overwhelm our ability to cope. Healing becomes blocked. We become stuck. We protect and defend ourselves to avoid ever feeling that pain again. Solutions that once worked become part of the problem. When the traumatic wound is triggered, we experience intense emotion and distorted ways of thinking. In therapy, we journey together to uncover and remove the blocks to healing, transforming pain and loss into meaning, awareness, and choice.
(253) 466-7577 View (253) 466-7577
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Josette Darlene Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CDVT
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
I offer therapy services to any and all individuals seeking support and healing in their lives. Many clients seek out counseling when things in their lives seem out of control or they feel unheard. They want to speak to someone who is unbiased, honest, and who has empathy for their situation.
I offer therapy services to any and all individuals seeking support and healing in their lives. Many clients seek out counseling when things in their lives seem out of control or they feel unheard. They want to speak to someone who is unbiased, honest, and who has empathy for their situation.
(253) 364-7720 View (253) 364-7720
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Christina H Rasmussen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
University Place, WA 98466
I have been in private practice since 1994, providing services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have learned to treat a variety of conditions including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, marital problems, and other issues. I also provide a variety of assessment services including disability evaluations, psychological evaluations, custody evaluations, intelligence and academic achievement assessment, and personality assessments. I provide in person and telehealth options for treatment.
I have been in private practice since 1994, providing services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have learned to treat a variety of conditions including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, marital problems, and other issues. I also provide a variety of assessment services including disability evaluations, psychological evaluations, custody evaluations, intelligence and academic achievement assessment, and personality assessments. I provide in person and telehealth options for treatment.
(253) 906-1906 View (253) 906-1906
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Megan McNett-Firestone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, I understand the importance of living your life authentically, and the value of being surrounded by those that love and respect you. When you are trying to navigate in a world that doesn’t feel like you are meant to exist in, it can be difficult to maintain things, let alone gain the skills and tools needed to live your most authentic life. I would like to create a safe space for you to be able to identify those things that you are needing, and develop ways that we can get there.
As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, I understand the importance of living your life authentically, and the value of being surrounded by those that love and respect you. When you are trying to navigate in a world that doesn’t feel like you are meant to exist in, it can be difficult to maintain things, let alone gain the skills and tools needed to live your most authentic life. I would like to create a safe space for you to be able to identify those things that you are needing, and develop ways that we can get there.
(253) 600-2251 View (253) 600-2251
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Traverse Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified
University Place, WA 98467
We are accepting new clients! We understand there are experiences in life that challenge our expectations. Situations that pressure our decision making or produce stress and anxiety. Times when hope and reason seem far out of reach. That is why we are here. Hello, my name is Laura. I am a team member of Traverse Therapy Services, dedicated to assisting you in your journey of identifying and becoming the person you hope to be. I specialize in working with individuals that are navigating life transitions. Also, those experiencing anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, indecisiveness, codependency, or relationship issues.
We are accepting new clients! We understand there are experiences in life that challenge our expectations. Situations that pressure our decision making or produce stress and anxiety. Times when hope and reason seem far out of reach. That is why we are here. Hello, my name is Laura. I am a team member of Traverse Therapy Services, dedicated to assisting you in your journey of identifying and becoming the person you hope to be. I specialize in working with individuals that are navigating life transitions. Also, those experiencing anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, indecisiveness, codependency, or relationship issues.
(425) 409-5902 View (425) 409-5902
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Ahlia Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS MFT, LMFTA
Verified
3 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466  (Online Only)
Infertility, pregnancy loss and unwanted childlessness impact every part of our lives. Relationships with others, finances, connection to our bodies, dreams for the future - nothing is untouched by this journey. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Associate, and I am passionate about walking alongside anyone within the infertility and loss community. As a member of this community myself, I am dedicated to holding space for all the complex emotions infertility and loss bring. I use a mix of Narrative therapy, DBT, (and sometimes humor) to foster resilience and hope for the future.
Infertility, pregnancy loss and unwanted childlessness impact every part of our lives. Relationships with others, finances, connection to our bodies, dreams for the future - nothing is untouched by this journey. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Associate, and I am passionate about walking alongside anyone within the infertility and loss community. As a member of this community myself, I am dedicated to holding space for all the complex emotions infertility and loss bring. I use a mix of Narrative therapy, DBT, (and sometimes humor) to foster resilience and hope for the future.
(253) 487-0391 View (253) 487-0391
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Erin Eramia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, navigating major life changes, or just feeling lost? Are you struggling to figure out what to do after college, or reentering the workforce after a long absence? Together, my clients and I work to place their difficulties in cultural context, while still keeping in mind that we are powerful. Starting with the assumption that everyone is capable of functioning well, I work from an internal family systems, existential, and multicultural standpoint to support clients in developing a deep understanding of maladaptive patterns.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, navigating major life changes, or just feeling lost? Are you struggling to figure out what to do after college, or reentering the workforce after a long absence? Together, my clients and I work to place their difficulties in cultural context, while still keeping in mind that we are powerful. Starting with the assumption that everyone is capable of functioning well, I work from an internal family systems, existential, and multicultural standpoint to support clients in developing a deep understanding of maladaptive patterns.
(253) 214-3727 View (253) 214-3727
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Circle in a Square Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
University Place, WA 98466
No matter what a person is put through in life, the power to transform is infinite.
No matter what a person is put through in life, the power to transform is infinite.
(253) 336-8210 View (253) 336-8210
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Brynn Cenicola
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
University Place, WA 98466
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons that you may be seeking counseling, from feeling stuck in worsening anxiety or depression, patterns of unhealthy relationships, current or past trauma, or you need a counselor to walk alongside you in the midst of a challenging life season. For whatever reason you are seeking a counselor, I’m so thankful that you are looking for a safe place to process the many challenges in life. I believe it is vastly important to find a counselor with whom you connect and can build trust. I would love the opportunity to work with you.
There are many reasons that you may be seeking counseling, from feeling stuck in worsening anxiety or depression, patterns of unhealthy relationships, current or past trauma, or you need a counselor to walk alongside you in the midst of a challenging life season. For whatever reason you are seeking a counselor, I’m so thankful that you are looking for a safe place to process the many challenges in life. I believe it is vastly important to find a counselor with whom you connect and can build trust. I would love the opportunity to work with you.
(253) 242-2691 View (253) 242-2691

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Number of Therapists in University Place, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in University Place, WA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Premera
74% First Choice Health | FCH
72% Regence

How Therapists in University Place, WA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University Place?

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.