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Brightness in the Rain Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LCMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
We take an integrative person-centered approach. Over 14 years of experience and multiple certifications. Our clinicians are Venise Darisme, LPC and Nadia Perez, M.A., NCC, LPC. Clients have said that Venise is "gentle, a good listener, help them see more clearly, knowledgeable, and much more." Have worked in Palliative Care, hospice, intensive in home, schools, intensive out patient, partial hospitalization, residential, hospital, and private practice settings. Nadia Perez's clinical supervisor has said that she is patient, kind, reliable, and dedicated.
We take an integrative person-centered approach. Over 14 years of experience and multiple certifications. Our clinicians are Venise Darisme, LPC and Nadia Perez, M.A., NCC, LPC. Clients have said that Venise is "gentle, a good listener, help them see more clearly, knowledgeable, and much more." Have worked in Palliative Care, hospice, intensive in home, schools, intensive out patient, partial hospitalization, residential, hospital, and private practice settings. Nadia Perez's clinical supervisor has said that she is patient, kind, reliable, and dedicated.
(703) 997-2468 View (703) 997-2468
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Changing Faces LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
It is the mission of CHANGING FACES LLC to impact the community through increased self-worth, leadership, and social connectedness of its members. Changing Faces LLC is committed to providing integrated service delivery systems for adolescents with mental health diagnoses. We provide a wide range of treatment and training programs to help our clients maintain and enhance their level of functioning in their community. We will help our clients meet their goals by providing individualized assessments and treatment plans.
It is the mission of CHANGING FACES LLC to impact the community through increased self-worth, leadership, and social connectedness of its members. Changing Faces LLC is committed to providing integrated service delivery systems for adolescents with mental health diagnoses. We provide a wide range of treatment and training programs to help our clients maintain and enhance their level of functioning in their community. We will help our clients meet their goals by providing individualized assessments and treatment plans.
(571) 253-7458 View (571) 253-7458
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Nikelah Hughes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Many individuals think of therapy as a one-sided session where there is no chance for engagement or getting to know one another as actual persons. This is why I value a client-centered approach that emphasizes a holistic viewpoint and is personalized to your unique needs and objectives. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort to promote growth, transformation, and healing. Together, we may work through your anxiety, stress, fears, loss, and other overwhelming feelings.
Many individuals think of therapy as a one-sided session where there is no chance for engagement or getting to know one another as actual persons. This is why I value a client-centered approach that emphasizes a holistic viewpoint and is personalized to your unique needs and objectives. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort to promote growth, transformation, and healing. Together, we may work through your anxiety, stress, fears, loss, and other overwhelming feelings.
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Jackie Carrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Are you trying to make a positive change in your life, but are having trouble doing it on your own? Are you experiencing difficulties with other life challenges? Do you sometimes wish you could talk with someone who listens without judgement? Maybe you’re going through some life transitions and need help moving towards a goal. I offer a safe space to explore these challenges and work with you to achieve desired outcomes. Through collaborative dialogue we can work together to develop a plan. Everyone needs a little help sometimes and we all deserve to be heard.
Are you trying to make a positive change in your life, but are having trouble doing it on your own? Are you experiencing difficulties with other life challenges? Do you sometimes wish you could talk with someone who listens without judgement? Maybe you’re going through some life transitions and need help moving towards a goal. I offer a safe space to explore these challenges and work with you to achieve desired outcomes. Through collaborative dialogue we can work together to develop a plan. Everyone needs a little help sometimes and we all deserve to be heard.
(540) 625-1415 View (540) 625-1415
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Daniel M Kimonyi
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
When grappling with life's relentless challenges, like grief, loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety, we can feel trapped in a seemingly unchangeable reality. In these moments, Viktor Frankl's poignant words ring true: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." As your therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you and igniting this inherent transformative power within you. Together, we'll journey through these difficult times, building resilience and strength, and carving out fresh perspectives to light your way forward.
When grappling with life's relentless challenges, like grief, loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety, we can feel trapped in a seemingly unchangeable reality. In these moments, Viktor Frankl's poignant words ring true: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." As your therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you and igniting this inherent transformative power within you. Together, we'll journey through these difficult times, building resilience and strength, and carving out fresh perspectives to light your way forward.
(434) 216-3704 View (434) 216-3704
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Jay Varela
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Jay. I help individuals overcome anxiety-related issues with a data-driven, evidence-based approach. I use a collaborative approach with personalized weekly homework assignments and regular evaluation of symptoms and treatment satisfaction. This structured approach empowers clients to take control of their treatment, ensures continued forward progress, and maintains an open dialogue about our therapeutic relationship. Together, we will create a dynamic partnership that empowers resilience and growth, setting the stage for transformative change.
Welcome! I'm Jay. I help individuals overcome anxiety-related issues with a data-driven, evidence-based approach. I use a collaborative approach with personalized weekly homework assignments and regular evaluation of symptoms and treatment satisfaction. This structured approach empowers clients to take control of their treatment, ensures continued forward progress, and maintains an open dialogue about our therapeutic relationship. Together, we will create a dynamic partnership that empowers resilience and growth, setting the stage for transformative change.
(571) 777-0733 View (571) 777-0733
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Shavaughn Gordon Meyer
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP-A, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Therapy is the opportunity to explore your thoughts, emotions, and actions in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Together, we can work towards greater self-awareness, resilience, and personal growth. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just seeking personal development, I’m here to help you on your journey to a better you. Don’t let life’s struggles hold you back any longer. Your path to healing starts here.
Therapy is the opportunity to explore your thoughts, emotions, and actions in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Together, we can work towards greater self-awareness, resilience, and personal growth. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just seeking personal development, I’m here to help you on your journey to a better you. Don’t let life’s struggles hold you back any longer. Your path to healing starts here.
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Heather Cash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
I create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and self-reflection to gain insights into patterns and behaviors, developing effective coping strategies and problem-solving skills to navigate challenges, fostering the cultivation of healthy and supportive relationships, promoting self-compassion and self-acceptance, addressing and processing past traumas or unresolved issues, and facilitating the development of personal values, meaning, and purpose in life.
I create a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and self-reflection to gain insights into patterns and behaviors, developing effective coping strategies and problem-solving skills to navigate challenges, fostering the cultivation of healthy and supportive relationships, promoting self-compassion and self-acceptance, addressing and processing past traumas or unresolved issues, and facilitating the development of personal values, meaning, and purpose in life.
(571) 554-6625 View (571) 554-6625
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Elicia M Seay
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
"I have been practicing psychotherapy for 27 years working with a variety of issues and disorders. I utilize an active approach to therapy involving assisting individuals to view themselves, their problems and issues from a different perspective, while supporting and encouraging behavioral change. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that is a partnership focused on achieving the self-identified goals of the client."
"I have been practicing psychotherapy for 27 years working with a variety of issues and disorders. I utilize an active approach to therapy involving assisting individuals to view themselves, their problems and issues from a different perspective, while supporting and encouraging behavioral change. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that is a partnership focused on achieving the self-identified goals of the client."
(703) 468-8509 View (703) 468-8509
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Miata Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Telehealth Therapy Only - Having overwhelming feelings, struggling to find a sense of peace or solidarity? Unpack your stress, pain, loss, anxiety, fears, heartbreak and overwhelming feelings with me. Life's experiences can become challenging and traumatic, but seeking therapy can be the start to taking control and narrating your own story. I am highly passionate about supporting your journey to peace within a safe space, creating a blue print tailored for your needs.
Telehealth Therapy Only - Having overwhelming feelings, struggling to find a sense of peace or solidarity? Unpack your stress, pain, loss, anxiety, fears, heartbreak and overwhelming feelings with me. Life's experiences can become challenging and traumatic, but seeking therapy can be the start to taking control and narrating your own story. I am highly passionate about supporting your journey to peace within a safe space, creating a blue print tailored for your needs.
(571) 497-5565 View (571) 497-5565
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Miki Savage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312
Is your life in crisis mode? Are you holding on by a thread? If you feel like you need help with guidance and direction, I am here to help you. I have over ten years of experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns and addiction. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, so my clients feel safe and heard while discussing difficult issues and finding solutions.
Is your life in crisis mode? Are you holding on by a thread? If you feel like you need help with guidance and direction, I am here to help you. I have over ten years of experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns and addiction. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, so my clients feel safe and heard while discussing difficult issues and finding solutions.
(571) 200-8532 View (571) 200-8532
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Erika Trowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
We are not meant to do this thing called life alone. I believe in the need for the culture of therapy to include genuine, empathetic, helpful, and compassionate humans. I have a passion for providing others with support as they navigate through the ups and downs of life. I believe there is great importance in a safe, non-judgement, and supportive therapeutic environment and relationship.
We are not meant to do this thing called life alone. I believe in the need for the culture of therapy to include genuine, empathetic, helpful, and compassionate humans. I have a passion for providing others with support as they navigate through the ups and downs of life. I believe there is great importance in a safe, non-judgement, and supportive therapeutic environment and relationship.
(571) 520-6139 View (571) 520-6139
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Helen Yang
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. I am here to offer you a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your inner world, gain insight into your thoughts and emotions, and develop the tools you need to thrive. My approach is rooted in respect, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard for each individual I work with. I use proven therapeutic tools such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Parts Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a strength's based approach.
Accepting New Clients. I am here to offer you a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your inner world, gain insight into your thoughts and emotions, and develop the tools you need to thrive. My approach is rooted in respect, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard for each individual I work with. I use proven therapeutic tools such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Parts Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a strength's based approach.
(703) 372-9449 View (703) 372-9449
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Allison Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapeutic services. I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, substance abuse and other addiction related issues, identity and sexuality, communication and relationships, and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapeutic services. I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, substance abuse and other addiction related issues, identity and sexuality, communication and relationships, and life transitions.
(571) 470-7168 View (571) 470-7168
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Dawn Greathouse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
I pride myself on being supportive, safe, and authentic while building therapeutic relationships with clients; and a common thread in all of my work is "story." I love to hear people's stories & to be able to discern with them not only what happened, but how they make sense of it. Together we will explore how to weave the threads of life, even the painful, dark ones together to create a sense of hope, purpose and meaning. Allow me to walk side by side with you to find healing and growth. I utilize an integrated, trauma informed approach to therapy so to provide a soft place for you to lay your burdens down as you forge forward.
I pride myself on being supportive, safe, and authentic while building therapeutic relationships with clients; and a common thread in all of my work is "story." I love to hear people's stories & to be able to discern with them not only what happened, but how they make sense of it. Together we will explore how to weave the threads of life, even the painful, dark ones together to create a sense of hope, purpose and meaning. Allow me to walk side by side with you to find healing and growth. I utilize an integrated, trauma informed approach to therapy so to provide a soft place for you to lay your burdens down as you forge forward.
(571) 210-5104 View (571) 210-5104
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Christina Ralph
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312
Specializing in cognitive and educational testing for ADD / ADHD, learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), and emotional/ behavioral concerns. Comprehensive psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, college students and adults clarify the nature of an individual's struggles and uncover the unique strengths of each person. In addition, detailed evaluations provide necessary information to guide the process of developing IEP/ 504 Plans for students with attention issues, learning disorders, and social-emotional issues.
Specializing in cognitive and educational testing for ADD / ADHD, learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), and emotional/ behavioral concerns. Comprehensive psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, college students and adults clarify the nature of an individual's struggles and uncover the unique strengths of each person. In addition, detailed evaluations provide necessary information to guide the process of developing IEP/ 504 Plans for students with attention issues, learning disorders, and social-emotional issues.
(703) 592-9788 View (703) 592-9788
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Anna Bergin
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312
Hi. My name is Anna Bergin, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I provide counseling to individuals (teens 16+ and adults) working to cope with life’s challenges. I work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjusting to life transitions, gender and sexuality questioning, and addictions. As a queer counselor I am especially passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIAP+ community. I am a kink-aware counselor.
Hi. My name is Anna Bergin, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I provide counseling to individuals (teens 16+ and adults) working to cope with life’s challenges. I work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjusting to life transitions, gender and sexuality questioning, and addictions. As a queer counselor I am especially passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIAP+ community. I am a kink-aware counselor.
(571) 470-5226 View (571) 470-5226
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Christina Vanzella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Christina is licensed in VA, DC, and NJ and can see clients in all three states through telehealth. She is also a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C). She currently works with clients ages 17 and over. She specializes in women’s issues including perinatal mental health. She has vast experience working with client’s struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress and relational issues. As a military spouse, Christina has a soft spot for other military spouses and families, understanding how difficult life transitions and uncertainty can be. She considers her approach eclectic and holistic.
Christina is licensed in VA, DC, and NJ and can see clients in all three states through telehealth. She is also a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C). She currently works with clients ages 17 and over. She specializes in women’s issues including perinatal mental health. She has vast experience working with client’s struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress and relational issues. As a military spouse, Christina has a soft spot for other military spouses and families, understanding how difficult life transitions and uncertainty can be. She considers her approach eclectic and holistic.
(571) 701-1188 View (571) 701-1188
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Joy Mwendwa
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312  (Online Only)
Life transitions, painful experiences, and complicated relationships can lead to challenges including depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I believe that these difficulties can also lead to growth opportunities and positive change. I take a collaborative and wellness-based approach to counseling that uses my client’s strengths and expertise as we work together to identify problem areas getting in the way of their relational, spiritual, academic, or professional values and goals.
Life transitions, painful experiences, and complicated relationships can lead to challenges including depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I believe that these difficulties can also lead to growth opportunities and positive change. I take a collaborative and wellness-based approach to counseling that uses my client’s strengths and expertise as we work together to identify problem areas getting in the way of their relational, spiritual, academic, or professional values and goals.
(703) 844-3549 View (703) 844-3549
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Renee Watters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22312
Welcome to possibility. Stressful life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. I am here to help support, encourage, and assist you in rewriting your story. Together, we can focus on your innate strengths and your capacity to create a fulfilling life. My approach is best described as interactive and collaborative that honors your individuality and takes a respectful interest in everything that makes you unique. I believe that a successful therapeutic relationship is based on careful listening and honest feedback.
Welcome to possibility. Stressful life events or trauma may have shaped your past, but you have the power to define your future. I am here to help support, encourage, and assist you in rewriting your story. Together, we can focus on your innate strengths and your capacity to create a fulfilling life. My approach is best described as interactive and collaborative that honors your individuality and takes a respectful interest in everything that makes you unique. I believe that a successful therapeutic relationship is based on careful listening and honest feedback.
(757) 260-5419 View (757) 260-5419

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22312

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22312 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
73% Coping Skills
73% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% CareFirst
70% Aetna

How Therapists in 22312 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22312?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.