Why am I being subpoenaed as a witness for the defendant in a case in which I am the counselor of the plaintiff?

Question Details: I am a mental health counselor and have been seeing this client, who is the plaintiff, for several years. I am now being subpoenaed to appear in court as a witness on behalf of the defendant and am being ordered to bring the therapy records with me. I have never been subpoenaed so I don't know what is expected from me, what should I expect to happen that day in court, and if I need to I hire a lawyer to go with me.

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