Therapists in 37912

Photo of Michael Donald Charnley, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37912, TN
Michael Donald Charnley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
I work primarily with men, women, and couples (18 or older) to improve their lives in the midst of depression, anxiety, problems related to anger, trauma, grief, behavioral issues, marital distress, and more. I became a counselor because I (like most people) have experienced seasons of hardship and darkness. I remember wanting those seasons to end as quickly as possible, but they felt endless when I felt alone. Safe relationships with others who sat with me in the darkness were key to my growth and to moving on to new seasons of life. I became a counselor because I feel called to do that for others, no matter the season or hardship.
I work primarily with men, women, and couples (18 or older) to improve their lives in the midst of depression, anxiety, problems related to anger, trauma, grief, behavioral issues, marital distress, and more. I became a counselor because I (like most people) have experienced seasons of hardship and darkness. I remember wanting those seasons to end as quickly as possible, but they felt endless when I felt alone. Safe relationships with others who sat with me in the darkness were key to my growth and to moving on to new seasons of life. I became a counselor because I feel called to do that for others, no matter the season or hardship.
(865) 535-7128 View (865) 535-7128
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Amber Fortenberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or wonder where you “fit in?” Do you struggle getting out of bed, have trouble falling sleep, or find yourself crying or “blowing up” more often?  You may be feeling isolated from your friends and family, or have a difficult time reaching out to your social supports. Maybe you are often feeling emotionally exhausted and mentally drained by routines that you used to accomplish with ease. Are you struggling to adapt to the increasingly chaotic world around you, or are you feeling a sense of loss for the life you had before the pandemic?
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or wonder where you “fit in?” Do you struggle getting out of bed, have trouble falling sleep, or find yourself crying or “blowing up” more often?  You may be feeling isolated from your friends and family, or have a difficult time reaching out to your social supports. Maybe you are often feeling emotionally exhausted and mentally drained by routines that you used to accomplish with ease. Are you struggling to adapt to the increasingly chaotic world around you, or are you feeling a sense of loss for the life you had before the pandemic?
(865) 290-7975 View (865) 290-7975
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Kathleen J Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
I believe that with enough stress anyone could become overwhelmed and need help re-grouping. My goal is to help clients identify and access strengths as well as learn new coping skills to have happier relationships; increased self-esteem; and a more fulfilling life. I have experience with all types of clients and issues ranging from adjustment problems (primarily relationships and work) to more complex issues including depression, anxiety, grief, and unresolved childhood abuse.
I believe that with enough stress anyone could become overwhelmed and need help re-grouping. My goal is to help clients identify and access strengths as well as learn new coping skills to have happier relationships; increased self-esteem; and a more fulfilling life. I have experience with all types of clients and issues ranging from adjustment problems (primarily relationships and work) to more complex issues including depression, anxiety, grief, and unresolved childhood abuse.
(865) 935-9966 View (865) 935-9966
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Dr. Wes Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
My work as a counselor focuses on helping individuals use the strengths they already possess to enact positive change within their lives. I firmly believe that as people, we possess the powers within us to solve almost any problem that life throws at us. Sometimes, as the result of things we encounter in life, be it: trauma, messages learned in childhood, patterns of thought that are no longer needed, grief, or other difficult life experiences, we have trouble finding the path to the answers within us. As a counselor, I feel privileged to help people find the paths to the answers they seek.
My work as a counselor focuses on helping individuals use the strengths they already possess to enact positive change within their lives. I firmly believe that as people, we possess the powers within us to solve almost any problem that life throws at us. Sometimes, as the result of things we encounter in life, be it: trauma, messages learned in childhood, patterns of thought that are no longer needed, grief, or other difficult life experiences, we have trouble finding the path to the answers within us. As a counselor, I feel privileged to help people find the paths to the answers they seek.
(865) 344-6811 View (865) 344-6811
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Sondra Haley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
Navigating the sea of life requires a different set of skills throughout life. What works when you are 16 years old doesn’t work so well when you’re 40 years old. Oftentimes when life is passing by so quickly, adapting to the changes requires better-coping skills, skills you've yet to acquire. Or maybe, your teen has all of a sudden became distant, argumentative, and secretive. You’ve tried to be supportive in their growing independence, yet still needing a home base, but the scales aren’t balancing out. This is when you understand that seeking outside intervention is necessary.
Navigating the sea of life requires a different set of skills throughout life. What works when you are 16 years old doesn’t work so well when you’re 40 years old. Oftentimes when life is passing by so quickly, adapting to the changes requires better-coping skills, skills you've yet to acquire. Or maybe, your teen has all of a sudden became distant, argumentative, and secretive. You’ve tried to be supportive in their growing independence, yet still needing a home base, but the scales aren’t balancing out. This is when you understand that seeking outside intervention is necessary.
(865) 344-1819 View (865) 344-1819
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Andrea K McCarter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
An ideal client would be anyone seeking growth in their life. I am a faith based therapist who fully believes that women's rights are human rights, Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and science is real. I was raised in a protestant church try live a Christ filled life free of legalism and following the simple motto "Love God, Love Others." I practice a non judgmental approach with all people regardless of spirituality, race, sexual orientation and gender. I respect that faith inclusion in our work is completely your choice and work with people of faith, people questioning faith and people without specific faith practices.
An ideal client would be anyone seeking growth in their life. I am a faith based therapist who fully believes that women's rights are human rights, Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and science is real. I was raised in a protestant church try live a Christ filled life free of legalism and following the simple motto "Love God, Love Others." I practice a non judgmental approach with all people regardless of spirituality, race, sexual orientation and gender. I respect that faith inclusion in our work is completely your choice and work with people of faith, people questioning faith and people without specific faith practices.
(865) 217-2181 View (865) 217-2181
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Gabriel Hayes Crowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
My clients often begin therapy because they recognize a need for change. These realizations can be difficult to deal with, so I respect them. I am also excited by these moments because they are the beginning of the healing process. Through therapy, I help clients develop a greater understanding of who they are and what got them to this point in life. From there, we explore what their goals are, and we develop a plan to achieve these goals.
My clients often begin therapy because they recognize a need for change. These realizations can be difficult to deal with, so I respect them. I am also excited by these moments because they are the beginning of the healing process. Through therapy, I help clients develop a greater understanding of who they are and what got them to this point in life. From there, we explore what their goals are, and we develop a plan to achieve these goals.
(865) 269-6288 View (865) 269-6288
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Heather Willard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
Hello! My name is Heather Willard and I am a professional counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and other challenges. I partner with individuals and families to identify goals and develop a process that is complementary to each person’s needs and strengths. I love joining with individuals through counseling so they can be in a stronger place to grow, heal, and move toward wholeness. Therapy can be hard work, but it can also be fun and lead to strength and a deeper sense of joy.
Hello! My name is Heather Willard and I am a professional counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, and other challenges. I partner with individuals and families to identify goals and develop a process that is complementary to each person’s needs and strengths. I love joining with individuals through counseling so they can be in a stronger place to grow, heal, and move toward wholeness. Therapy can be hard work, but it can also be fun and lead to strength and a deeper sense of joy.
(865) 674-9596 View (865) 674-9596
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Lindsay Thornburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912  (Online Only)
My name is Lindsay and I first want to say thank you for taking time to read this. If you are reading this, it's possible that you are searching for answers in the form of searching for a counselor. It’s possible that you are hurting. Or maybe you are just browsing and that is okay too! Just the act of considering the sharing of yourself is a massive step in working toward getting help. As life comes, as it does, experiencing situations and emotions that are confusing and frightening is truer to the human experience than most would like to admit.
My name is Lindsay and I first want to say thank you for taking time to read this. If you are reading this, it's possible that you are searching for answers in the form of searching for a counselor. It’s possible that you are hurting. Or maybe you are just browsing and that is okay too! Just the act of considering the sharing of yourself is a massive step in working toward getting help. As life comes, as it does, experiencing situations and emotions that are confusing and frightening is truer to the human experience than most would like to admit.
(865) 685-9904 View (865) 685-9904
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Robert Gregory
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
I am an independent and board certified provider of counseling services. I have worked in mental health since 1997 and received his Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Prior to my time in private practice I was fortunate to work with a diverse population facing a broad spectrum of clinical issues in the community and area mental health centers. I have done extensive work as a counselor with children and families. I enjoy assisting children, couples, and families find success within themselves while facing mental health issues.
I am an independent and board certified provider of counseling services. I have worked in mental health since 1997 and received his Masters of Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Prior to my time in private practice I was fortunate to work with a diverse population facing a broad spectrum of clinical issues in the community and area mental health centers. I have done extensive work as a counselor with children and families. I enjoy assisting children, couples, and families find success within themselves while facing mental health issues.
(865) 366-4818 View (865) 366-4818
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Lydia Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
Not accepting new clients
I believe that your therapist is not the expert on your life, goals, and aspirations, but rather a mental health partner who comes alongside you to help you navigate life's struggles and celebrate life's joys. You may be facing the deepest lows of depression, the rollercoaster of anxiety, or any range of mental health struggles, but I believe there is hope for your future and would be honored to join you in your journey to finding and actualizing that future.
I believe that your therapist is not the expert on your life, goals, and aspirations, but rather a mental health partner who comes alongside you to help you navigate life's struggles and celebrate life's joys. You may be facing the deepest lows of depression, the rollercoaster of anxiety, or any range of mental health struggles, but I believe there is hope for your future and would be honored to join you in your journey to finding and actualizing that future.
(865) 255-3432 View (865) 255-3432
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Pamela Bevers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
I am a licensed clinical social worker hoping to help provide a path for young and adult women to gain wholeness and Independence. Whether it be mental illness or drug addiction it is important to face reality, be motivated, and take ownership of your life..
I am a licensed clinical social worker hoping to help provide a path for young and adult women to gain wholeness and Independence. Whether it be mental illness or drug addiction it is important to face reality, be motivated, and take ownership of your life..
(865) 234-4390 View (865) 234-4390
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Bearden Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
I love to work with people from 20 to 90 whether you need someone to help you walk through a particularly rough patch or have had long term problems with abuse or trauma issues, substance use, depression, anxiety or self-harm. If you have childhood issues or problems in present day life I have an eclectic approach with a wealth of experience and expertise. If your goal is to identify what direction you want to go in and how to get where you want to be I am ready to take that journey with you.
I love to work with people from 20 to 90 whether you need someone to help you walk through a particularly rough patch or have had long term problems with abuse or trauma issues, substance use, depression, anxiety or self-harm. If you have childhood issues or problems in present day life I have an eclectic approach with a wealth of experience and expertise. If your goal is to identify what direction you want to go in and how to get where you want to be I am ready to take that journey with you.
(865) 830-1876 View (865) 830-1876
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Sara Darby
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
As a licensed counselor, I am committed to providing quality counseling services to the East TN community and Tennessee virtually. I have been licensed in Tennessee since 2015. I have worked in mental health since 2008. I had the wonderful opportunity from 2012-2016 to work under a licensed psychologist learning the ins and outs of a holistic approach of person centered therapy. Starting in 2016 I opened my own private practice and have been serving solely in that capacity since 2016. I offer faith based services only when asked to do so. I accept people from all walks of life and believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect.
As a licensed counselor, I am committed to providing quality counseling services to the East TN community and Tennessee virtually. I have been licensed in Tennessee since 2015. I have worked in mental health since 2008. I had the wonderful opportunity from 2012-2016 to work under a licensed psychologist learning the ins and outs of a holistic approach of person centered therapy. Starting in 2016 I opened my own private practice and have been serving solely in that capacity since 2016. I offer faith based services only when asked to do so. I accept people from all walks of life and believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect.
(865) 410-8191 View (865) 410-8191
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Jessica Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912
Healing, Growth, Change.....Working toward these three things is the core of my therapeutic approach. I also believe in starting in the “Here and Now” to provide a foundation of coping with current happenings and difficult emotions. Once that foundation is built, we work toward “peeling away the layers” of unpacking the past or looking ahead to the future. Common themes that I address are self-esteem, communication, coping skills for depression and anxiety, success practices and stress management. I will provide a safe, nonjudgemental and nurturing space for you to process whatever it is that you need to work through.
Healing, Growth, Change.....Working toward these three things is the core of my therapeutic approach. I also believe in starting in the “Here and Now” to provide a foundation of coping with current happenings and difficult emotions. Once that foundation is built, we work toward “peeling away the layers” of unpacking the past or looking ahead to the future. Common themes that I address are self-esteem, communication, coping skills for depression and anxiety, success practices and stress management. I will provide a safe, nonjudgemental and nurturing space for you to process whatever it is that you need to work through.
(865) 337-8355 View (865) 337-8355
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Whitney Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912  (Online Only)
Currently accepting clients in TN/KY. I am a therapist with over 10 years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experiences childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
Currently accepting clients in TN/KY. I am a therapist with over 10 years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experiences childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
(931) 342-3889 View (931) 342-3889
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Amber Christine Bird
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
"There is not a person on earth you would not love if you only knew their story" -M. Hinkley. I look forward to getting to know all of my clients. It is a pleasure to learn your strengths and personal goals. I believe in the therapeutic process and look forward to watching each of my clients gain self-awareness and call on their own skills and strengths to achieve the changes they want to see in their lives.
"There is not a person on earth you would not love if you only knew their story" -M. Hinkley. I look forward to getting to know all of my clients. It is a pleasure to learn your strengths and personal goals. I believe in the therapeutic process and look forward to watching each of my clients gain self-awareness and call on their own skills and strengths to achieve the changes they want to see in their lives.
(865) 383-8658 View (865) 383-8658
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Ashley Bynum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912  (Online Only)
If you are someone that struggles with anxiety, depression, managing your emotions, struggling with symptoms of PTSD, substance use, or more than one of the above; and don’t have easy access to therapists in your area. If are you motivated & ready to reach your goals, willing to complete homework that will help you develop new skills, and just want someone to actually HEAR what you’re saying & be on your side without judgement. You’ve come to the right place!
If you are someone that struggles with anxiety, depression, managing your emotions, struggling with symptoms of PTSD, substance use, or more than one of the above; and don’t have easy access to therapists in your area. If are you motivated & ready to reach your goals, willing to complete homework that will help you develop new skills, and just want someone to actually HEAR what you’re saying & be on your side without judgement. You’ve come to the right place!
(423) 401-6962 View (423) 401-6962
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Porche Wynn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Knoxville, TN 37912  (Online Only)
Dr. Porche Wynn is a LPC with 14 years of experience, She enjoys helping adults, couples, seniors, and teenagers develop a variety of coping skills to address the ever changing stressors of daily life to live a life that is fulfilling and sustainable. Porche completed her Doctoral degree in Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dr. Porche Wynn is a LPC with 14 years of experience, She enjoys helping adults, couples, seniors, and teenagers develop a variety of coping skills to address the ever changing stressors of daily life to live a life that is fulfilling and sustainable. Porche completed her Doctoral degree in Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
(865) 205-6826 View (865) 205-6826
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Terilyn Fesler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37912
Therapy is a passion that I feel so lucky to have found. I learn with and from every client I see. While I have experience with many populations, I am most knowledgeable with assisting victims of domestic violence, individuals struggling with depression/anxiety, and those who have experience with addiction. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to face their fears, build a therapeutic relationship, and improve their overall quality of life. I believe that regardless of what you have achieved, you deserve the life you are willing to create for yourself. I currently see ages 13 and up.
Therapy is a passion that I feel so lucky to have found. I learn with and from every client I see. While I have experience with many populations, I am most knowledgeable with assisting victims of domestic violence, individuals struggling with depression/anxiety, and those who have experience with addiction. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to face their fears, build a therapeutic relationship, and improve their overall quality of life. I believe that regardless of what you have achieved, you deserve the life you are willing to create for yourself. I currently see ages 13 and up.
(865) 217-1905 View (865) 217-1905

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Number of Therapists in 37912

20+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in 37912 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
71% Grief
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Aetna

How Therapists in 37912 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37912?

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 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.