Therapists in Sauk City, WI

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Zoë Whaley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sauk City, WI 53583  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who have been impacted by traumatic and/or distressing life experiences and circumstances. Attachment wounds as well as single incident traumas are ruptures that result in a sense of disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world. This is an adaptive reaction to abnormal events. In time, you may realize that living life in ‘survival’ mode is no longer serving you. You may feel disengaged from those around you, numb or empty, or feel ‘too’ sensitive, emotional, or reactionary. Connecting with others may feel overwhelming. You are deserving and capable of growth, connection, and healing.
I specialize in working with individuals who have been impacted by traumatic and/or distressing life experiences and circumstances. Attachment wounds as well as single incident traumas are ruptures that result in a sense of disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world. This is an adaptive reaction to abnormal events. In time, you may realize that living life in ‘survival’ mode is no longer serving you. You may feel disengaged from those around you, numb or empty, or feel ‘too’ sensitive, emotional, or reactionary. Connecting with others may feel overwhelming. You are deserving and capable of growth, connection, and healing.
(608) 200-2458 View (608) 200-2458
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Midlands Psychological Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Sauk City, WI 53583
My best work is in assisting my clients in a dynamic combination of Self Acceptance and Understanding. Utilizing techniques from psycho-dynamic, gestalt, mindfulness and body-mind therapies I lend direction in finding personal balance.
My best work is in assisting my clients in a dynamic combination of Self Acceptance and Understanding. Utilizing techniques from psycho-dynamic, gestalt, mindfulness and body-mind therapies I lend direction in finding personal balance.
(608) 400-4595 View (608) 400-4595
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Reannon Lochner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Sauk City, WI 53583  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life isn't always easy, but you don't have to face things alone. If you feel like life isn't working for you right now, counseling can help. I like to think of it as a short-term process leading to long-term positive change and increased life satisfaction. I am committed to providing my clients with a safe and confidential environment where healing and growth can take place.
Life isn't always easy, but you don't have to face things alone. If you feel like life isn't working for you right now, counseling can help. I like to think of it as a short-term process leading to long-term positive change and increased life satisfaction. I am committed to providing my clients with a safe and confidential environment where healing and growth can take place.
(608) 234-5900 View (608) 234-5900
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Carla Wincentsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Sauk City, WI 53583
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Community Mental Health. I have over 10 years of mental health experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Much of my experience and passion is embedded in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, women's issues and trauma. Additionally, I have a special connection and interest in working with military families and consider it a small way to give back to our service members and their families.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Community Mental Health. I have over 10 years of mental health experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Much of my experience and passion is embedded in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, women's issues and trauma. Additionally, I have a special connection and interest in working with military families and consider it a small way to give back to our service members and their families.
(608) 530-6091 View (608) 530-6091

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Sarah Rosencrans Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lodi, WI 53555
Positive change is possible when a person is provided the tailored support needed to draw upon their own strengths and insight. There is value in knowing and treating the whole person and I focus on the diverse set of characteristics and circumstances that can both create life challenges and be better understood to overcome personal obstacles. Skill building to address mental health needs, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and creating targeted goals are primary elements of my practice. Initial Consult: https://app2.luminello.com/sarahrobinsonlcsw/form
Positive change is possible when a person is provided the tailored support needed to draw upon their own strengths and insight. There is value in knowing and treating the whole person and I focus on the diverse set of characteristics and circumstances that can both create life challenges and be better understood to overcome personal obstacles. Skill building to address mental health needs, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and creating targeted goals are primary elements of my practice. Initial Consult: https://app2.luminello.com/sarahrobinsonlcsw/form
(608) 602-7207 View (608) 602-7207

Online Therapists

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Amy Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53713
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a first responder or healthcare worker experiencing stress, burnout, and caregiver fatigue? Are you examining your career through a series of stressful incidents? Do you or a loved one need support around ongoing sobriety? If you are ready to overcome stress, tackle burnout, face your anger, or continue on a path of sobriety, consider a therapist who balances warmth, humor, and a direct teamwork approach; sessions are collaborative and solution focused. As a long time therapist for county government, and being married to a firefighter, I enjoy the extra knowledge my own experiences bring to the therapy process.
Are you a first responder or healthcare worker experiencing stress, burnout, and caregiver fatigue? Are you examining your career through a series of stressful incidents? Do you or a loved one need support around ongoing sobriety? If you are ready to overcome stress, tackle burnout, face your anger, or continue on a path of sobriety, consider a therapist who balances warmth, humor, and a direct teamwork approach; sessions are collaborative and solution focused. As a long time therapist for county government, and being married to a firefighter, I enjoy the extra knowledge my own experiences bring to the therapy process.
(608) 447-5489 View (608) 447-5489
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Red Willow Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
Immediate openings, no wait list schedule same week. My appointments are either via the office or via video. If you struggle and have difficulty getting out of the problem, I am here to help you seek solutions. Experiencing issues with addiction, anger, or anxiety is dulling your hope and getting in the way of meeting your needs. Unhappy or dissatisfied with your job, life choices, or family situation and want to be in a better place? Acceptance, courage, and wisdom is a recipe that works, and we can work together to get there.
Immediate openings, no wait list schedule same week. My appointments are either via the office or via video. If you struggle and have difficulty getting out of the problem, I am here to help you seek solutions. Experiencing issues with addiction, anger, or anxiety is dulling your hope and getting in the way of meeting your needs. Unhappy or dissatisfied with your job, life choices, or family situation and want to be in a better place? Acceptance, courage, and wisdom is a recipe that works, and we can work together to get there.
(608) 200-2787 View (608) 200-2787
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Tricia Norby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
Has your life become unmanageable or lacking in joy? Sometimes we become overwhelmed and stretched too thin due to all of our obligations like work, family, relationships, etc. Sometimes it is an event that tips the scales and other times it is just the build-up of our every day stressors. Either way, it is time to put things back into perspective and find the happiness that you deserve.
Has your life become unmanageable or lacking in joy? Sometimes we become overwhelmed and stretched too thin due to all of our obligations like work, family, relationships, etc. Sometimes it is an event that tips the scales and other times it is just the build-up of our every day stressors. Either way, it is time to put things back into perspective and find the happiness that you deserve.
(608) 492-3423 View (608) 492-3423
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Kevin O'Brien Whole Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, IMH-II
Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
(414) 255-0805 View (414) 255-0805
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Stephanie Mayberry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53189  (Online Only)
Do worried thoughts consume your mind and make day-to-day difficult? Are your worries creating a ton of self- doubt and constantly holding you back from things you want to do? You know things can't continue on like this, but you feel stuck. I'm glad you're here! I specialize in treating late teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, over-thinking or people pleasing. I will work with you to create individualized goals that are unique to your needs. I will teach you the tools you need to get relief and feel whole again!
Do worried thoughts consume your mind and make day-to-day difficult? Are your worries creating a ton of self- doubt and constantly holding you back from things you want to do? You know things can't continue on like this, but you feel stuck. I'm glad you're here! I specialize in treating late teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, over-thinking or people pleasing. I will work with you to create individualized goals that are unique to your needs. I will teach you the tools you need to get relief and feel whole again!
(414) 348-9096 View (414) 348-9096
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Patricia Ann Glatzel Clough
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, CSAS
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and licensed Art Therapist who approaches counseling in a holistic standpoint, by incorporating cognitive understanding, and emotional support with the creative self. While participating in therapy does not require you to engage in the experiential arts, I do encourage self-expression to release blocked emotion within sensitive surroundings. Some of the important areas of work include building self-esteem, self-identity, and helping to overcome deficits such as anger, communication, anxiety, separation of the family unit, depression, and substance abuse counseling. Being able to recognize your individual strengths and building on them helps encourage personal empowerment!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and licensed Art Therapist who approaches counseling in a holistic standpoint, by incorporating cognitive understanding, and emotional support with the creative self. While participating in therapy does not require you to engage in the experiential arts, I do encourage self-expression to release blocked emotion within sensitive surroundings. Some of the important areas of work include building self-esteem, self-identity, and helping to overcome deficits such as anger, communication, anxiety, separation of the family unit, depression, and substance abuse counseling. Being able to recognize your individual strengths and building on them helps encourage personal empowerment!
(414) 269-3102 View (414) 269-3102
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Rae Schneider
MA
Waukesha, WI 53186  (Online Only)
I have been working with clients since 2010 with a focus on reminding people no matter who they are or where they come from, they are worthy. I specialize in helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, hard life transitions, and reclaiming their worth.
I have been working with clients since 2010 with a focus on reminding people no matter who they are or where they come from, they are worthy. I specialize in helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, hard life transitions, and reclaiming their worth.
(815) 396-6196 View (815) 396-6196
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Leisha Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults navigating a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship concerns. My specialty is in working with trauma and children ages 3-10. I have advanced training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a therapist, I provide a supportive, egalitarian counseling relationship and believe in working alongside clients to maximize their strengths and help them achieve their goals.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults navigating a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship concerns. My specialty is in working with trauma and children ages 3-10. I have advanced training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a therapist, I provide a supportive, egalitarian counseling relationship and believe in working alongside clients to maximize their strengths and help them achieve their goals.
(608) 765-5369 View (608) 765-5369
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Trisha Pavicich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW, LCSW-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
I specialize in working with clients that are experiencing challenges as a result of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting and family crisis, marital discord, substance abuse, addictions, negative self image, tough life transitions and dynamics within their relationships. My interventions engage in correlation with; somatic experiences, mindfulness and grounding approaches, solution focused goal setting, emotional and cognitive processing, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and the reduction of self harm while increasing self compassion.
I specialize in working with clients that are experiencing challenges as a result of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting and family crisis, marital discord, substance abuse, addictions, negative self image, tough life transitions and dynamics within their relationships. My interventions engage in correlation with; somatic experiences, mindfulness and grounding approaches, solution focused goal setting, emotional and cognitive processing, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and the reduction of self harm while increasing self compassion.
(262) 588-4846 View (262) 588-4846
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Dawn Giorno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
(414) 540-8638 View (414) 540-8638
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Tyler Loomis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookfield, WI 53005
It's hard for most people to ask for help. I get that. But I am of the belief that there are two categories of people: those who could be helped by therapy and those who actually go out and try it. So, if you are stepping out, asking for help, and giving therapy a try - good for you for taking a risk. My goal right off the bat is to build trust with my clients. Regardless of the issue at hand, I believe the most important and powerful tool is to have a trusted relationship in your corner.
It's hard for most people to ask for help. I get that. But I am of the belief that there are two categories of people: those who could be helped by therapy and those who actually go out and try it. So, if you are stepping out, asking for help, and giving therapy a try - good for you for taking a risk. My goal right off the bat is to build trust with my clients. Regardless of the issue at hand, I believe the most important and powerful tool is to have a trusted relationship in your corner.
(414) 422-8217 View (414) 422-8217
Photo of Jay White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sauk City, WI
Jay White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703
I have immediate openings for select days and am available on weekends. Clients meet in person (or video) in Madison, WI. Additionally, I provide tele-therapy to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss your concerns and help you identify and navigate a path to resolution. Our sessions will be impactful. You will discover tools you can use to achieve or maintain a healthy life. When you are ready, I am here. If you prefer, we can begin with a brief consultation free of charge.
I have immediate openings for select days and am available on weekends. Clients meet in person (or video) in Madison, WI. Additionally, I provide tele-therapy to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss your concerns and help you identify and navigate a path to resolution. Our sessions will be impactful. You will discover tools you can use to achieve or maintain a healthy life. When you are ready, I am here. If you prefer, we can begin with a brief consultation free of charge.
(608) 564-5239 View (608) 564-5239
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Susan LeGrand Levine
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53717
Because your life is worth my time. I provide non-judgemental, client-centered psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My focus is solution-oriented and goal-driven. My office is conveniently located off of the West Beltline in Madison. You and I can navigate difficult life challenges and changes with confidence and assurance. I have significant experience as a psychotherapist, having been in practice in Madison, Wisconsin for over 25 years. My clients come to me for issues including depression, anxiety, relational issues, and grief. I offer adoption competent therapy.
Because your life is worth my time. I provide non-judgemental, client-centered psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My focus is solution-oriented and goal-driven. My office is conveniently located off of the West Beltline in Madison. You and I can navigate difficult life challenges and changes with confidence and assurance. I have significant experience as a psychotherapist, having been in practice in Madison, Wisconsin for over 25 years. My clients come to me for issues including depression, anxiety, relational issues, and grief. I offer adoption competent therapy.
(608) 208-9869 View (608) 208-9869
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Leslie Skaistis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
The core of my work is creating a safe space where clients can feel heard, respected, and understood. A full and satisfying life is unique to each person; I will collaborate with you as you move toward the life you want to live. Understanding each client's culture, identities, and worldview is central to my approach. Not only is it important to deeply understand you as an individual, but also to explore how factors in the wider environment either promote your well being or intensify your distress. A holistic approach to wellness involves the individual, their relationships, and their wider world.
(414) 269-5922 View (414) 269-5922
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Jennifer E Sampson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
Are you looking for answers? Has it been difficult getting to this point? There is hope for change and growth. I will work collaboratively with you to develop and implement strategies to improved your mental health and functioning in a safe, supportive, and judgement-free environment. My therapeutic philosophy is that everyone has the internal capacity to heal and grow with appropriate support and guidance.
Are you looking for answers? Has it been difficult getting to this point? There is hope for change and growth. I will work collaboratively with you to develop and implement strategies to improved your mental health and functioning in a safe, supportive, and judgement-free environment. My therapeutic philosophy is that everyone has the internal capacity to heal and grow with appropriate support and guidance.
(608) 336-3380 View (608) 336-3380

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Number of Therapists in Sauk City, WI

< 10

Therapists in Sauk City, WI who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% The Alliance
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Other

How Therapists in Sauk City, WI see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sauk City?

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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.