Therapists in Sunset Village, Madison, WI

Photo of Cat Stodola, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sunset Village, Madison, WI
Cat Stodola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Not accepting new clients
Sliding fee scale available. Life is complicated, finding a safe space to express yourself doesn’t have to be. My goal as a therapist is to create a space where anyone can bring any issue, no matter how personal or intimate. As a systemic therapist, I strive to look at every facet of your life, how they can affect you and how we can leverage them to best achieve your personal therapy goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families in different environments, including telehealth.
Sliding fee scale available. Life is complicated, finding a safe space to express yourself doesn’t have to be. My goal as a therapist is to create a space where anyone can bring any issue, no matter how personal or intimate. As a systemic therapist, I strive to look at every facet of your life, how they can affect you and how we can leverage them to best achieve your personal therapy goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families in different environments, including telehealth.
(608) 344-6869 View (608) 344-6869
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Dave Minden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
I have provided psychotherapy for over 35 years. I listen to your concerns and your strengths to find the best ways to help you make the changes needed. You may have already made some changes and these are vital to build upon. No concern is too small, and we will often see a snowball of positive changes occur.
I have provided psychotherapy for over 35 years. I listen to your concerns and your strengths to find the best ways to help you make the changes needed. You may have already made some changes and these are vital to build upon. No concern is too small, and we will often see a snowball of positive changes occur.
(608) 440-8161 View (608) 440-8161
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Diane Recob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Living with unprocessed trauma memories is difficult and overwhelming. It can take us to places that are hard to face and impact our daily lives. Unless we take steps to transform our trauma experiences into remote memories we are never free from the harmful impact these old events have on the quality of our lives. EMDR coupled with talk therapy offers us a way to process those unwanted memories, learn tools for coping and allow us to create the change we want to see.
Living with unprocessed trauma memories is difficult and overwhelming. It can take us to places that are hard to face and impact our daily lives. Unless we take steps to transform our trauma experiences into remote memories we are never free from the harmful impact these old events have on the quality of our lives. EMDR coupled with talk therapy offers us a way to process those unwanted memories, learn tools for coping and allow us to create the change we want to see.
(608) 879-6521 View (608) 879-6521
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Victoria Rose Dietz
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
I am dedicated to reproductive and women’s rights, as well as LGBTQIA+ advocacy. As a queer woman, I believe in uplifting and empowering my clients, as well as honoring their voices. I have a passion for relationships & sex therapy, supporting LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as maternal/perinatal and reproductive mental health.
I am dedicated to reproductive and women’s rights, as well as LGBTQIA+ advocacy. As a queer woman, I believe in uplifting and empowering my clients, as well as honoring their voices. I have a passion for relationships & sex therapy, supporting LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as maternal/perinatal and reproductive mental health.
(608) 336-5197 View (608) 336-5197
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Catherine Treece
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You may be wondering how to choose the right psychologist for you. After appropriate qualifications, the next most important thing is that you will feel comfortable, connected and understood. This is hard to predict, but check the website, and phone or email as a first step. Listen to both your heart and your head. You may have to make a few tries to get the right person but it will be worth the trouble.
You may be wondering how to choose the right psychologist for you. After appropriate qualifications, the next most important thing is that you will feel comfortable, connected and understood. This is hard to predict, but check the website, and phone or email as a first step. Listen to both your heart and your head. You may have to make a few tries to get the right person but it will be worth the trouble.
(608) 247-5290 View (608) 247-5290
Photo of Amber Levanetz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sunset Village, Madison, WI
Amber Levanetz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, helpful and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to explore the issues creating challenges for individuals. Everyone has their own unique story to tell with victories and hurdles. Through our interaction we can identify and understand your strengths and create tools enabling you to understand and work through challenges. As a professional I feel confident providing a positive non-judgmental space which we can create a collaborative relationship to navigate life's ups and downs.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, helpful and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to explore the issues creating challenges for individuals. Everyone has their own unique story to tell with victories and hurdles. Through our interaction we can identify and understand your strengths and create tools enabling you to understand and work through challenges. As a professional I feel confident providing a positive non-judgmental space which we can create a collaborative relationship to navigate life's ups and downs.
(608) 709-2999 View (608) 709-2999
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Alex Mischler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes, we get stuck. Stuck in difficult emotions or relationships—stuck in what the world says is possible for us. I want to help you get unstuck. By centering your experiences and sharing evidence-based strategies, I empower you to use your strengths and life experiences to work against problems that feel inescapable. I don’t want to prescribe you with what I think makes a good life—I want you to live a fulfilling life that fits your values.
Sometimes, we get stuck. Stuck in difficult emotions or relationships—stuck in what the world says is possible for us. I want to help you get unstuck. By centering your experiences and sharing evidence-based strategies, I empower you to use your strengths and life experiences to work against problems that feel inescapable. I don’t want to prescribe you with what I think makes a good life—I want you to live a fulfilling life that fits your values.
(608) 668-4987 View (608) 668-4987
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Emily Erwin-Frank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
As a therapist, my approach is eclectic, informed by psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral practices. I view each client's life as a constantly shifting ecosystem, and I believe that successful interventions are multifaceted. I strive to cultivate cultural humility in myself, and to help clients understand and re-craft personal narratives according to their values. In addition, I help clients to navigate romantic and family relationships as well as friendships. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to understand the unique and varied challenges of the LGBTQ community; being "LGBTQ friendly" is not enough.
As a therapist, my approach is eclectic, informed by psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral practices. I view each client's life as a constantly shifting ecosystem, and I believe that successful interventions are multifaceted. I strive to cultivate cultural humility in myself, and to help clients understand and re-craft personal narratives according to their values. In addition, I help clients to navigate romantic and family relationships as well as friendships. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to understand the unique and varied challenges of the LGBTQ community; being "LGBTQ friendly" is not enough.
(608) 580-5718 View (608) 580-5718
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Megan Horvath
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern, MSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Maybe you're a little overwhelmed. Maybe you're overwhelmed to the point where you are frozen on your couch, wanting to do the things you need to do, but can't seem to get started. As a queer, neurodivergent person myself, I get it. It's frustrating to navigate a neurotypical-designed world, especially without support. Whether you're overstimulated, understimulated, feeling misunderstood, or completely unsure about how you're feeling, progress is possible. More importantly, self-acceptance is possible.
Maybe you're a little overwhelmed. Maybe you're overwhelmed to the point where you are frozen on your couch, wanting to do the things you need to do, but can't seem to get started. As a queer, neurodivergent person myself, I get it. It's frustrating to navigate a neurotypical-designed world, especially without support. Whether you're overstimulated, understimulated, feeling misunderstood, or completely unsure about how you're feeling, progress is possible. More importantly, self-acceptance is possible.
(608) 465-4215 View (608) 465-4215
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Amber L Ault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
You're here because you're somewhere between "deeply worried" & "frantic" over a difficult relationship. You feel frustrated, confused, hurt, angry, & maybe a little crazy. The other person may be a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child - someone w/whom you feel you want to have a relationship, but whose criticisms, controlling behaviors. volatility, manipulations, or demands steal your joy. They may also cost you a lot of time, money, energy, social support, & creativity. You wonder if you're dealing w Narcissistic Abuse. They refuse to change. You believe staying stuck where you are may destroy you, and you may be right.
You're here because you're somewhere between "deeply worried" & "frantic" over a difficult relationship. You feel frustrated, confused, hurt, angry, & maybe a little crazy. The other person may be a partner, parent, sibling, or adult child - someone w/whom you feel you want to have a relationship, but whose criticisms, controlling behaviors. volatility, manipulations, or demands steal your joy. They may also cost you a lot of time, money, energy, social support, & creativity. You wonder if you're dealing w Narcissistic Abuse. They refuse to change. You believe staying stuck where you are may destroy you, and you may be right.
(608) 557-3341 View (608) 557-3341
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David Lacocque
Psychologist, PsyD, CMPC
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals and couples to live fuller lives by addressing anxiety, depression, and a wide range of other personal issues. My goals in the initial consultation are to start getting to know you as person, to learn about what has brought you in, and to begin defining how we might work together. My approach to therapy is versatile. I have training and experience for clients who are looking for the symptom relief of a more structured approach, or for a longer-term therapeutic experience that explores and addresses the nuance, depth, and complexities of your life.
I help individuals and couples to live fuller lives by addressing anxiety, depression, and a wide range of other personal issues. My goals in the initial consultation are to start getting to know you as person, to learn about what has brought you in, and to begin defining how we might work together. My approach to therapy is versatile. I have training and experience for clients who are looking for the symptom relief of a more structured approach, or for a longer-term therapeutic experience that explores and addresses the nuance, depth, and complexities of your life.
(608) 478-0445 View (608) 478-0445
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Jocelyn Keiser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
There is so much power in speaking your truth and having a witness, unpacking painful feelings and shame, and understanding yourself and how you relate to others. As a therapist, my goal is to create a space in which my clients feel safe to explore their feelings, understand how the past affects the present, and identify helpful and hurtful patterns and behaviors. I hold inclusivity and cultural humility as core values. I work with my clients to help them identify goals and develop strategies for meeting their goals, emphasizing the importance of empathy for self and others.
There is so much power in speaking your truth and having a witness, unpacking painful feelings and shame, and understanding yourself and how you relate to others. As a therapist, my goal is to create a space in which my clients feel safe to explore their feelings, understand how the past affects the present, and identify helpful and hurtful patterns and behaviors. I hold inclusivity and cultural humility as core values. I work with my clients to help them identify goals and develop strategies for meeting their goals, emphasizing the importance of empathy for self and others.
(608) 684-6214 View (608) 684-6214
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Marisol McElroy Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
As a bilingual, bicultural individual, and former police officer, I can understand the difficulty facing trauma, daily challenges, and grief. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and meeting you at your comfort level. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage as you are stepping into uncomfortable territory. I am here to support, guide, and empower you through this journey. As a systemic therapist, not only do I see you as an individual but every facet in your life, how they can affect you, and how we can influence them to best achieve your therapy goals.
As a bilingual, bicultural individual, and former police officer, I can understand the difficulty facing trauma, daily challenges, and grief. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and meeting you at your comfort level. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage as you are stepping into uncomfortable territory. I am here to support, guide, and empower you through this journey. As a systemic therapist, not only do I see you as an individual but every facet in your life, how they can affect you, and how we can influence them to best achieve your therapy goals.
(608) 912-3861 View (608) 912-3861
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Caroline Crehan Neumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Life can be full of daily stressors, unforeseen obstacles, challenging relationships, and lingering trauma. Therapy can help untangle some of these experiences and help people grow into a healthier version of themselves. Whether you're focused on a new issue, old wounds, or seeking a place to simply learn more about yourself - talking through it can be immensely helpful. My approach to therapy is wholistic and eclectic; viewing everyone I work with as a complex person who could benefit from a mix of different therapy modalities.
Life can be full of daily stressors, unforeseen obstacles, challenging relationships, and lingering trauma. Therapy can help untangle some of these experiences and help people grow into a healthier version of themselves. Whether you're focused on a new issue, old wounds, or seeking a place to simply learn more about yourself - talking through it can be immensely helpful. My approach to therapy is wholistic and eclectic; viewing everyone I work with as a complex person who could benefit from a mix of different therapy modalities.
(608) 465-5111 View (608) 465-5111
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Steve Blank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. I work with families and couples who may be questioning their connection to one another, and with individuals who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, I encourage people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture? Together we explore how making changes in ourselves impacts our relationships to these different systems. We change our world by changing our relationship to it.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and change. I work with families and couples who may be questioning their connection to one another, and with individuals who feel stuck, unmotivated, or afraid. As a family therapist, I encourage people to explore how the different systems they are a part of impact the quality of their lives. How does their family function? Their place of work? Their culture? Together we explore how making changes in ourselves impacts our relationships to these different systems. We change our world by changing our relationship to it.
(608) 424-5022 View (608) 424-5022
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Derek L. Hefner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Therapy should be more than telling yourself that things are okay when they're not. Therapy can bring healing to wounds that have lasted for years, and finding the right therapist for you is an important first step in that process. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult relationships, and identity challenges. As a trauma survivor myself, I understand both the depths of despair and the struggle to find yourself amid all your pain and loss. Don't give up on therapy if you've had bad or less-than-ideal experiences with therapy in the past. Each therapist is different, and you can find the right one for you.
Therapy should be more than telling yourself that things are okay when they're not. Therapy can bring healing to wounds that have lasted for years, and finding the right therapist for you is an important first step in that process. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult relationships, and identity challenges. As a trauma survivor myself, I understand both the depths of despair and the struggle to find yourself amid all your pain and loss. Don't give up on therapy if you've had bad or less-than-ideal experiences with therapy in the past. Each therapist is different, and you can find the right one for you.
(608) 636-8415 View (608) 636-8415
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Lesa J. Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
Not accepting new clients
Change can be hard. It can be scary, overwhelming, and can produce fears. It is different than what we know, different than what things are like today. Change happens no matter what; it is the one constant that we all experience.
Change can be hard. It can be scary, overwhelming, and can produce fears. It is different than what we know, different than what things are like today. Change happens no matter what; it is the one constant that we all experience.
(608) 519-4826 View (608) 519-4826
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Stephanie Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC-IT, MC-ASD
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Let’s talk about you. Your perspective about your life is valid and essential. Everyone needs someone on their side that will listen with an open heart and open mind. I work with people where they are. I use a strengths based perspective to help you advocate for yourself in your own life. Life happens. Hardships happen. Neurological differences, psychological and medical diagnoses are not a life sentence. Within each person is the incredible power to transform their own lives. Let’s work on those struggles to help you get what you want out of your life and find your own version of happiness.
Let’s talk about you. Your perspective about your life is valid and essential. Everyone needs someone on their side that will listen with an open heart and open mind. I work with people where they are. I use a strengths based perspective to help you advocate for yourself in your own life. Life happens. Hardships happen. Neurological differences, psychological and medical diagnoses are not a life sentence. Within each person is the incredible power to transform their own lives. Let’s work on those struggles to help you get what you want out of your life and find your own version of happiness.
(608) 640-3303 View (608) 640-3303
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James F McGloin Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1971, with a special interest in the emotional and relationship problems of adults and couples. I work with adults in acute distress as well as those with persisting difficulties that interfere with effective functioning and the full enjoyment of adult life. I ESPECIALLY WORK WITH COUPLES WHO ARE UNHAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE. In my view, emotionally committed relationships tend to be A HOTBED FOR REACTIVATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS from the past that can produce unexpected misery.
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1971, with a special interest in the emotional and relationship problems of adults and couples. I work with adults in acute distress as well as those with persisting difficulties that interfere with effective functioning and the full enjoyment of adult life. I ESPECIALLY WORK WITH COUPLES WHO ARE UNHAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE. In my view, emotionally committed relationships tend to be A HOTBED FOR REACTIVATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS from the past that can produce unexpected misery.
(608) 247-5018 View (608) 247-5018
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Thomas Michael Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Sunset Village, Madison, WI 53705
For the past 20 years, I have worked with families, couples, adults, and adolescents. Using cognitive-behavioral theory with narrative techniques, I help empower clients to explore areas within their lives that present challenges and inhibit change, and assist them with finding solutions that will work for them. However, I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital component within any program, which means that I believe that any work needs to be collaborative between myself and my clients. I am certified to deliver trauma-focused treatments as well as providing services to help manage stress and anxiety.
For the past 20 years, I have worked with families, couples, adults, and adolescents. Using cognitive-behavioral theory with narrative techniques, I help empower clients to explore areas within their lives that present challenges and inhibit change, and assist them with finding solutions that will work for them. However, I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is a vital component within any program, which means that I believe that any work needs to be collaborative between myself and my clients. I am certified to deliver trauma-focused treatments as well as providing services to help manage stress and anxiety.
(608) 512-0319 View (608) 512-0319

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Number of Therapists in Sunset Village, Madison, WI

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sunset Village, Madison, WI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Other
56% Quartz
48% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Sunset Village, Madison, WI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sunset Village, Madison?

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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.