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Logan Spicer

Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60642

Logan Spicer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 4 years of experience in the mental health care industry. She is passionate about helping young adults, adults, and older adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Logan specializes in depression, anxiety, executive functioning, ADHD coaching, trauma, relationship issues, and career development/transitions. Logan completed her Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Logan Spicer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 4 years of experience in the mental health care industry. She is passionate about helping young adults, adults, and older adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Logan specializes in depression, anxiety, executive functioning, ADHD coaching, trauma, relationship issues, and career development/transitions. Logan completed her Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

(708) 933-5270

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Ana Briones

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60603 (Online Only)

It is my belief that the most important relationship we can cultivate is the one that we have with ourselves. This relationship is reflected in our everyday life and enables us to heal and grow. However, during challenging times we may need someone alongside us as we work to understand the inner workings of ourselves. I believe therapy is a space for you to show up as your true unedited self, free of worry and expectations. Together we will co-create a warm and empathic space where you can share your stories and begin to find peace, safety, and harmony with all parts of your authentic self.

It is my belief that the most important relationship we can cultivate is the one that we have with ourselves. This relationship is reflected in our everyday life and enables us to heal and grow. However, during challenging times we may need someone alongside us as we work to understand the inner workings of ourselves. I believe therapy is a space for you to show up as your true unedited self, free of worry and expectations. Together we will co-create a warm and empathic space where you can share your stories and begin to find peace, safety, and harmony with all parts of your authentic self.

(773) 645-4360

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Johanna Hayes

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60618

Waitlist for new clients

I am a queer, sex positive, trauma-informed therapist who supports individuals (18+) and couples (monogamous/non-monogamous/poly) at Move Therapy and Wellness. I believe therapy to be a collaborative experience in which the therapeutic relationship plays an invaluable role in your healing. I specialize in working with sex and intimacy challenges, sexual trauma, relationship challenges, LGBTQIA+ folks, anxiety, depression, and adult children of narcissistic/borderline parents. As a queer-identified therapist I have a particular passion for supporting my community in this current political climate.

I am a queer, sex positive, trauma-informed therapist who supports individuals (18+) and couples (monogamous/non-monogamous/poly) at Move Therapy and Wellness. I believe therapy to be a collaborative experience in which the therapeutic relationship plays an invaluable role in your healing. I specialize in working with sex and intimacy challenges, sexual trauma, relationship challenges, LGBTQIA+ folks, anxiety, depression, and adult children of narcissistic/borderline parents. As a queer-identified therapist I have a particular passion for supporting my community in this current political climate.

(312) 766-6587

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Eric Seto

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60601 (Online Only)

Many young adults and working professionals experience life transitions, career stressors, and relationship challenges during this season of life that contribute to chronic feelings of sadness, isolation, and worry. Or perhaps past hurts resurface and we find ourselves having a tough time getting over them. Sometimes in these instances, we hesitate to involve the ones closest to us and, though it can be scary to confide in a therapist, we recognize that we could truly benefit from an objective perspective.

Many young adults and working professionals experience life transitions, career stressors, and relationship challenges during this season of life that contribute to chronic feelings of sadness, isolation, and worry. Or perhaps past hurts resurface and we find ourselves having a tough time getting over them. Sometimes in these instances, we hesitate to involve the ones closest to us and, though it can be scary to confide in a therapist, we recognize that we could truly benefit from an objective perspective.

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Sarah K Nicoletta Portsche

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60622

I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions.

(312) 487-2891

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Jd Ferrell

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60657

I am currently accepting new clients, and I offer in-person and telehealth therapy. I help people navigate their lives with understanding for who they are in a complex world. I want to know who you are, what systems and barriers are getting in your way, and how I can support you in exploring a path that is right for you. I am passionate about exploring identity and the way the world sees us, how we see ourselves, and how it shapes the challenges we face. I work with people navigating issues around race, relationships, gender, sexuality, and personal growth.

I am currently accepting new clients, and I offer in-person and telehealth therapy. I help people navigate their lives with understanding for who they are in a complex world. I want to know who you are, what systems and barriers are getting in your way, and how I can support you in exploring a path that is right for you. I am passionate about exploring identity and the way the world sees us, how we see ourselves, and how it shapes the challenges we face. I work with people navigating issues around race, relationships, gender, sexuality, and personal growth.

(773) 692-8805

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Alicia Fitzsimons

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60647

At times, life can leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, scared, stressed, or lost. I believe everyone deserves someone with whom to share their challenges and struggles. As a therapist, I aim to provide more than just a listening ear. I want to help you improve your mood, feel more fulfilled in your career and personal relationships, and achieve your goals. My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, work/life balance, body image issues, self-esteem issues, and stress management.

At times, life can leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed, scared, stressed, or lost. I believe everyone deserves someone with whom to share their challenges and struggles. As a therapist, I aim to provide more than just a listening ear. I want to help you improve your mood, feel more fulfilled in your career and personal relationships, and achieve your goals. My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, work/life balance, body image issues, self-esteem issues, and stress management.

(872) 219-2581

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Rohit Agrawal

Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601

Seeking support is not often easy, and in engaging with therapy you have taken a very important step. I believe that there is no single therapeutic method that works for all people, and I instead look forward to meeting you where you are, building a trusting relationship, and collaborating with you on your goals while we create a personalized path towards empowering you and reducing your suffering. In walking this path together, we can work towards a better understanding of your Self, including your joys, sorrows, challenges, and strengths, as well as how you navigate the world.

Seeking support is not often easy, and in engaging with therapy you have taken a very important step. I believe that there is no single therapeutic method that works for all people, and I instead look forward to meeting you where you are, building a trusting relationship, and collaborating with you on your goals while we create a personalized path towards empowering you and reducing your suffering. In walking this path together, we can work towards a better understanding of your Self, including your joys, sorrows, challenges, and strengths, as well as how you navigate the world.

(312) 654-2899 x24

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Cay Carroll Kidd

Chicago,IL60604 (Online Only)

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience. My work consists of individual psychotherapy with adult clientele only. I enjoy helping people and compassionate in my work with clients. Everyone experiences challenges in life; however, it's through the challenges that you grow the most. Together, we will work closely to analyze what struggles you are facing and their underlying causes, and work towards implementing change to the behaviors and thought patterns that are keeping you from being the best version of yourself.

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience. My work consists of individual psychotherapy with adult clientele only. I enjoy helping people and compassionate in my work with clients. Everyone experiences challenges in life; however, it's through the challenges that you grow the most. Together, we will work closely to analyze what struggles you are facing and their underlying causes, and work towards implementing change to the behaviors and thought patterns that are keeping you from being the best version of yourself.

(312) 626-7561

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Lindsey Szeszol

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60601

Hi there, I'm Lindsey. I work with folks ages 12 and up on goals related to depression, anxiety, trauma, complex trauma, body liberation, gender identity, and LGBTQIA+ identities. My work is centered around creating a warm, accepting space that promotes safety and connection to my clients. I believe healing happens through a collaborative relationship between you and myself, while emphasizing your autonomy and self-knowledge. Together we will work toward your current goals while also acknowledging the impact your past and the world around you has on your journey.

Hi there, I'm Lindsey. I work with folks ages 12 and up on goals related to depression, anxiety, trauma, complex trauma, body liberation, gender identity, and LGBTQIA+ identities. My work is centered around creating a warm, accepting space that promotes safety and connection to my clients. I believe healing happens through a collaborative relationship between you and myself, while emphasizing your autonomy and self-knowledge. Together we will work toward your current goals while also acknowledging the impact your past and the world around you has on your journey.

(312) 663-8475

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Paul Linden

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60602

In individual therapy, I emphasize a short-term, time-sensitive approach that is problem focused. During troublesome periods in our lives, powerful ideas about ourselves or about the world can become activated that result in our feeling anxious, sad or depressed. Relief comes from replacing these notions with a more realistic perception of our circ*mstances and ourselves. A principal goal of this approach is assist clients to learn how to become their own therapist, thereby preventing relapse and decreasing dependence on therapy or when appropriate medications.

In individual therapy, I emphasize a short-term, time-sensitive approach that is problem focused. During troublesome periods in our lives, powerful ideas about ourselves or about the world can become activated that result in our feeling anxious, sad or depressed. Relief comes from replacing these notions with a more realistic perception of our circ*mstances and ourselves. A principal goal of this approach is assist clients to learn how to become their own therapist, thereby preventing relapse and decreasing dependence on therapy or when appropriate medications.

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Kelly Griffin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60642

Not accepting new clients

Finding the right therapist can be difficult, so let's jump right in: I am trained to treat a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders in adults and have specialized interest and training working with individuals who have complex trauma stemming from childhood. Depression, anxiety, panic, anger, shame, or difficulty trusting others are all normal responses to adverse childhood situations, and I believe nobody should have to process and understand these experiences alone. I value the opportunity to accompany clients through their memories and experiences to help them envision a safer, and more hopeful, future for themselves.

Finding the right therapist can be difficult, so let's jump right in: I am trained to treat a variety of anxiety and depressive disorders in adults and have specialized interest and training working with individuals who have complex trauma stemming from childhood. Depression, anxiety, panic, anger, shame, or difficulty trusting others are all normal responses to adverse childhood situations, and I believe nobody should have to process and understand these experiences alone. I value the opportunity to accompany clients through their memories and experiences to help them envision a safer, and more hopeful, future for themselves.

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Hannah Smith

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60602

Not accepting new clients

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families while maintaining a systemic perspective. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and reflective space that empowers clients to build insight, achieve balance, and accomplish their goals. Through the strength and security of the therapeutic relationship I seek to facilitate restoration, growth and transformation.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families while maintaining a systemic perspective. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and reflective space that empowers clients to build insight, achieve balance, and accomplish their goals. Through the strength and security of the therapeutic relationship I seek to facilitate restoration, growth and transformation.

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Peter Battista

Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60602

Not accepting new clients

We all struggle at times. Although we try our best to manage, sometimes our struggles are more than we can handle. It is at these times that we most need someone to be there for us; someone who can be genuine, non-judgmental, and supportive; someone who will listen and accept us. It is at these times that we often find it hardest to ask for help, yet need it the most. I have been helping people during these difficult times for the past five years.

We all struggle at times. Although we try our best to manage, sometimes our struggles are more than we can handle. It is at these times that we most need someone to be there for us; someone who can be genuine, non-judgmental, and supportive; someone who will listen and accept us. It is at these times that we often find it hardest to ask for help, yet need it the most. I have been helping people during these difficult times for the past five years.

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Ana L Perez

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60638 (Online Only)

Hello there ! I am Ana Do you find your self stuck in life? , do you find difficult to relate to other people in social settings? Lack confidence ? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you ? Hablas Español?

Hello there ! I am Ana Do you find your self stuck in life? , do you find difficult to relate to other people in social settings? Lack confidence ? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you ? Hablas Español?

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Elise B Brooks

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified Verified

Chicago,IL60657

I believe that every problem or life challenge offers an opportunity for growth and development. With the support of a positive and safe therapeutic relationship, you can find strength to address and overcome difficulties within your immediate family, in the workplace/school, with a present/past partner, and begin to feel a deeper sense of fulfillment, find or maintain more satisfying relationships, or begin to heal from a loss or crisis. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I have successfully helped adults, adolescents, and children develop more productive coping strategies, better communication skills, and a sense of resilience.

I believe that every problem or life challenge offers an opportunity for growth and development. With the support of a positive and safe therapeutic relationship, you can find strength to address and overcome difficulties within your immediate family, in the workplace/school, with a present/past partner, and begin to feel a deeper sense of fulfillment, find or maintain more satisfying relationships, or begin to heal from a loss or crisis. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, I have successfully helped adults, adolescents, and children develop more productive coping strategies, better communication skills, and a sense of resilience.

(773) 717-2973

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Landen A Motyka

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60613 (Online Only)

I believe our mental health is deeply impacted by our collective narratives, particularly in the context of our environment(s), our access to resources, and our experiences of privilege & oppression. Therefore our work together will be centered in your wholeness, examining and holding how all of these positions & experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, your life story & lived experience. What are the stories you tell yourself about who you are? What stories have been assigned to you w/out your consent? How might your life be different if you reclaimed & rewrote these stories?

I believe our mental health is deeply impacted by our collective narratives, particularly in the context of our environment(s), our access to resources, and our experiences of privilege & oppression. Therefore our work together will be centered in your wholeness, examining and holding how all of these positions & experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, your life story & lived experience. What are the stories you tell yourself about who you are? What stories have been assigned to you w/out your consent? How might your life be different if you reclaimed & rewrote these stories?

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Anna Coco

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC, CYT

Verified Verified

5 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60618

I am passionate about offering a holistic approach to therapy that prioritizes helping clients connect and understand the link between mind and body. I have a background working with clients struggling with anxiety, OCD, negative self esteem, trauma related stressors, life transitions, and specific training in substance and behavioral addictions. I am a licensed social worker who obtained my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.

I am passionate about offering a holistic approach to therapy that prioritizes helping clients connect and understand the link between mind and body. I have a background working with clients struggling with anxiety, OCD, negative self esteem, trauma related stressors, life transitions, and specific training in substance and behavioral addictions. I am a licensed social worker who obtained my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago.

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Madison D Sparkman

Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, QMHP

Verified Verified

2 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60604 (Online Only)

I specialize in working with Black women who struggle to feel seen and heard while tending to wounds created by unrealistic societal expectations. However, I maintain the ability to work with individuals with histories of trauma, anxious thoughts, depressive feelings, and couples experiencing communication issues. Our sessions will involve holding space for who you have been, and who you are, while challenging you to see who you’ve always had the capacity to be. As a Spelman-educated therapist, I understand the need for Black women to have safe spaces to show up as they are, instead of who they have been told to be.

I specialize in working with Black women who struggle to feel seen and heard while tending to wounds created by unrealistic societal expectations. However, I maintain the ability to work with individuals with histories of trauma, anxious thoughts, depressive feelings, and couples experiencing communication issues. Our sessions will involve holding space for who you have been, and who you are, while challenging you to see who you’ve always had the capacity to be. As a Spelman-educated therapist, I understand the need for Black women to have safe spaces to show up as they are, instead of who they have been told to be.

(630) 349-5754

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Nidisha Kaul

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified Verified

1 Endorsed

Chicago,IL60657

My name is Nidisha Kaul, LPC. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have had the opportunity to assist clients in areas such as personal growth/life transitions, sport performance, unresolved childhood wounds, understanding past and current patterns of dysfunction, substance misuse, and their relationship with self and others. Therapy is a self-care practice one embraces to grow, heal, learn, and create a path to self-actualization. By building trust and partnership, I can assist my clients in creating a plan of action that addresses the problem at its core.

My name is Nidisha Kaul, LPC. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have had the opportunity to assist clients in areas such as personal growth/life transitions, sport performance, unresolved childhood wounds, understanding past and current patterns of dysfunction, substance misuse, and their relationship with self and others. Therapy is a self-care practice one embraces to grow, heal, learn, and create a path to self-actualization. By building trust and partnership, I can assist my clients in creating a plan of action that addresses the problem at its core.

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Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chicago?

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 beenverified by Psychology Todayare 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 counselorsare 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?

Thetype of therapybest 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 conductedonlinecan 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.


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