Therapists in Birmingham, AL

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Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
My ideal client is one that perhaps is dealing with feelings of fear, anger, envy, uncertainty, depression, perhaps amplified by strong religious convictions and spiritual uncertainty. They are particularly uncomfortable with being vulnerable often negligent in discussing feelings and issues of religion and spirituality, but will allow a few conversations to explore what their particular and specific issues and beliefs may be, including past traumas and sexual abuse issues. This client would be open to exploring their spirituality (not religion) as a means of developing and improving coping skills and spiritual strategies.
My ideal client is one that perhaps is dealing with feelings of fear, anger, envy, uncertainty, depression, perhaps amplified by strong religious convictions and spiritual uncertainty. They are particularly uncomfortable with being vulnerable often negligent in discussing feelings and issues of religion and spirituality, but will allow a few conversations to explore what their particular and specific issues and beliefs may be, including past traumas and sexual abuse issues. This client would be open to exploring their spirituality (not religion) as a means of developing and improving coping skills and spiritual strategies.
(205) 772-8080 View (205) 772-8080
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Jessica Fripp
LPC Intern, PhD, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
You find yourself stuck in the same negative cycles. You trust the wrong people and get into relationships that only leave you feeling manipulated, abused, and unsafe. They’ve taken away your power, your voice, and the weight of trauma has left you questioning your worth. You’ve tried reaching out to loved ones, connecting to your faith, and other means to address your concerns, but all those choices have failed. Your needs are not met, and you desperately desire support to make consistent, positive changes to succeed mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
You find yourself stuck in the same negative cycles. You trust the wrong people and get into relationships that only leave you feeling manipulated, abused, and unsafe. They’ve taken away your power, your voice, and the weight of trauma has left you questioning your worth. You’ve tried reaching out to loved ones, connecting to your faith, and other means to address your concerns, but all those choices have failed. Your needs are not met, and you desperately desire support to make consistent, positive changes to succeed mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
(205) 551-9162 View (205) 551-9162
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Brittni Cullifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35243
Not accepting new clients
Hi! Grab a snack and let’s chat! Do you feel like you’ve been going through life walking on eggshells? Have you been stressed to the point where your relationship with yourself or loved ones have slowly started dwindling? It gets difficult when life throws things your way and you’re not fully prepared for it. Having the right people and tools in our life makes all the difference and that’s where therapy can help you navigate your way through stress and anxieties of all magnitudes.
Hi! Grab a snack and let’s chat! Do you feel like you’ve been going through life walking on eggshells? Have you been stressed to the point where your relationship with yourself or loved ones have slowly started dwindling? It gets difficult when life throws things your way and you’re not fully prepared for it. Having the right people and tools in our life makes all the difference and that’s where therapy can help you navigate your way through stress and anxieties of all magnitudes.
(205) 947-3475 View (205) 947-3475
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Nathan Wert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore and process through their stories in the counseling relationship. I believe it is a great honor to be able to walk alongside clients during their counseling journey.
My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore and process through their stories in the counseling relationship. I believe it is a great honor to be able to walk alongside clients during their counseling journey.
(205) 754-8332 View (205) 754-8332
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Benjamin Stillwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35243
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Struggling to cope? It is my goal to help individuals and couples find stability and consistency. I specialize in Men's Issues, Anxiety, LGBT+, and Couples looking for a nonjudgemental perspective.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Struggling to cope? It is my goal to help individuals and couples find stability and consistency. I specialize in Men's Issues, Anxiety, LGBT+, and Couples looking for a nonjudgemental perspective.
(205) 203-9111 View (205) 203-9111
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Anna Carlisle
EdS, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35243
Anna works with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of treatment needs. Areas of concern include premarital counseling, relationship counseling, supporting families through divorce, anxiety and stress management, loss and grief, and life transitions.
Anna works with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of treatment needs. Areas of concern include premarital counseling, relationship counseling, supporting families through divorce, anxiety and stress management, loss and grief, and life transitions.
(205) 525-7520 View (205) 525-7520
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Erica Smith
Counselor, MDiv, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they create the life they were designed for. Using trauma-informed modalities like Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems, I work with adults who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
I believe that as individuals make sense of their story they create the life they were designed for. Using trauma-informed modalities like Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems, I work with adults who want to heal from issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic/ interpersonal violence, grief, childhood neglect/ abuse, religious trauma, spiritual abuse, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right."
(205) 839-9341 View (205) 839-9341
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Broken To Art Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I believe meeting an individual where they are is a vital part of providing best practice. With over seven years of experience assisting individuals, families, child/adolescents, and teens with a wide range of socials/personal relationships, emotional/trauma, behavioral/crisis, substance abuse, mental health issues, and many other concerns. I think that every person has the skills, abilities, and strengths to overcome and or learn to cope with any problem they may be experiencing, with a little help.
As a counselor, I believe meeting an individual where they are is a vital part of providing best practice. With over seven years of experience assisting individuals, families, child/adolescents, and teens with a wide range of socials/personal relationships, emotional/trauma, behavioral/crisis, substance abuse, mental health issues, and many other concerns. I think that every person has the skills, abilities, and strengths to overcome and or learn to cope with any problem they may be experiencing, with a little help.
(205) 224-0690 View (205) 224-0690
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Tal Prince
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CPTT, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Are you struggling with addiction, or loving someone that is? Are you worn out from the chaos, frustration and despair of it all? Those long frustrating days of despair and isolation do not have to be a death sentence. There is help and hope available! At Insights Counseling Center, you will not be met with judgment or surprise. We understand because we have been there. To help
Are you struggling with addiction, or loving someone that is? Are you worn out from the chaos, frustration and despair of it all? Those long frustrating days of despair and isolation do not have to be a death sentence. There is help and hope available! At Insights Counseling Center, you will not be met with judgment or surprise. We understand because we have been there. To help
(205) 390-1699 View (205) 390-1699
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Yellow Bird Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
The focus of our practice, is to assist adults, children, and families with obtaining relatable therapy. We assess past situations in your life which contribute to current emotions behaviors and thought patterns. With child and adolescent clients our focus is similar, with the addition of close communication with the family. Moreover, with child and adolescents, we will focus on depression, impulsive behavior, limited attention span, oppositional/defiant behaviors, dishonesty, and social issues in school/home. Family and/or friends are welcome in your sessions for support. We do offer 430p-630p, and weekend appointments.
The focus of our practice, is to assist adults, children, and families with obtaining relatable therapy. We assess past situations in your life which contribute to current emotions behaviors and thought patterns. With child and adolescent clients our focus is similar, with the addition of close communication with the family. Moreover, with child and adolescents, we will focus on depression, impulsive behavior, limited attention span, oppositional/defiant behaviors, dishonesty, and social issues in school/home. Family and/or friends are welcome in your sessions for support. We do offer 430p-630p, and weekend appointments.
(205) 236-9136 View (205) 236-9136
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Lotus Healing Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35226
The lotus flower symbolizes; purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Here at lotus healing that’s exactly what we will focus on during your healing journey! Lotus specializes working with teens and adults whom experience daily stressful situations including: work stress, marital concerns, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, family dynamics, school stress, bullying, post trauma, self esteem building and communication building.
The lotus flower symbolizes; purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Here at lotus healing that’s exactly what we will focus on during your healing journey! Lotus specializes working with teens and adults whom experience daily stressful situations including: work stress, marital concerns, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, family dynamics, school stress, bullying, post trauma, self esteem building and communication building.
(205) 255-1606 View (205) 255-1606
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Brittany Cockrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
Thank you for taking a moment to consider me for your counseling needs! I'm a counselor that specializes in children and adolescents, but has a wide scope of experience, ranging from severe mental illness, to parenting, to women's empowerment, and grief. I believe that the best counseling experience is derived when a person feels empowered enough to challenge their own comfort zone and explore their vulnerability, and I actively work to be the counselor that a client can do that with.
Thank you for taking a moment to consider me for your counseling needs! I'm a counselor that specializes in children and adolescents, but has a wide scope of experience, ranging from severe mental illness, to parenting, to women's empowerment, and grief. I believe that the best counseling experience is derived when a person feels empowered enough to challenge their own comfort zone and explore their vulnerability, and I actively work to be the counselor that a client can do that with.
(205) 964-6114 View (205) 964-6114
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Erika Van Meir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
For over 26 years I have been working with people seeking improvements in their personal lives or relationships. I welcome individuals, couples or families from all backgrounds whether their concerns are personal or relational. My approach is “strength-based,” which means that I look for client competencies and resources, and try to avoid pathologizing people because of their problems, past or diagnoses. How often and how long the therapy will last depends on client goals and treatment needs and will be mutually agreed upon. The atmosphere in my office is relaxed and warm, and clients are always treated with dignity and respect.
For over 26 years I have been working with people seeking improvements in their personal lives or relationships. I welcome individuals, couples or families from all backgrounds whether their concerns are personal or relational. My approach is “strength-based,” which means that I look for client competencies and resources, and try to avoid pathologizing people because of their problems, past or diagnoses. How often and how long the therapy will last depends on client goals and treatment needs and will be mutually agreed upon. The atmosphere in my office is relaxed and warm, and clients are always treated with dignity and respect.
(205) 622-8956 View (205) 622-8956
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Moriah Sky Burbank
Counselor, A, L, C
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203
I see children and teenagers using Play Therapy techniques to help them process their emotions and life challenges. I have experience working with children and teenagers with a variety of behavioral and emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, anger, grief, low self-esteem, and conflicts with parents. I also have experience working with adults dealing with these same issues.
I see children and teenagers using Play Therapy techniques to help them process their emotions and life challenges. I have experience working with children and teenagers with a variety of behavioral and emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, anger, grief, low self-esteem, and conflicts with parents. I also have experience working with adults dealing with these same issues.
(205) 813-5108 View (205) 813-5108
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Jane Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Though vulnerability is often uncomfortable, nothing is as painful as feeling disconnected from the life you want to lead. I am a Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilitator and often integrate Brene Brown's work on shame-resiliency, vulnerability, belonging, self-compassion, and courage into therapy sessions. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have significant experience helping individuals and families work toward recovery from an eating disorder (and related issues).
Though vulnerability is often uncomfortable, nothing is as painful as feeling disconnected from the life you want to lead. I am a Certified Daring Way (TM) Facilitator and often integrate Brene Brown's work on shame-resiliency, vulnerability, belonging, self-compassion, and courage into therapy sessions. I am also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have significant experience helping individuals and families work toward recovery from an eating disorder (and related issues).
(205) 201-1556 View (205) 201-1556
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Kayle Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Hi! I am Kayle Lucas. I believe that counseling is a sacred space and opportunity for you to be heard and respected. I am grounded in the belief that people can be motivated towards achieving positive psychological functioning, and this is essential to every therapeutic relationship and provides the basis for change to occur. I believe you are an expert of your experience, your wants, and your needs. I do not believe there is one single approach or theory that works for everyone in every situation. I have a diverse understanding of theories and I incorporate a variety of therapeutic principles to create the best treatment for you.
Hi! I am Kayle Lucas. I believe that counseling is a sacred space and opportunity for you to be heard and respected. I am grounded in the belief that people can be motivated towards achieving positive psychological functioning, and this is essential to every therapeutic relationship and provides the basis for change to occur. I believe you are an expert of your experience, your wants, and your needs. I do not believe there is one single approach or theory that works for everyone in every situation. I have a diverse understanding of theories and I incorporate a variety of therapeutic principles to create the best treatment for you.
(205) 846-9934 View (205) 846-9934
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Drew Ri'chard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35243  (Online Only)
I advocate for new and seasoned parents’ mental and emotional well-being. This includes caregiver guilt, intrusive thoughts, angry outbursts, post-partum related issues, and individual stressors. My aim to help clients cope with growing families, life transitions, feel supported in their mental health needs, and know it’s ok to not be ok all of the time. I want you to feel confident in engaging with your children and partner but also be effective in showing up for yourself. As your therapist, I am a source of support as you expand your sense of self, feel empowered to ask questions, and make room for new possibilities.
I advocate for new and seasoned parents’ mental and emotional well-being. This includes caregiver guilt, intrusive thoughts, angry outbursts, post-partum related issues, and individual stressors. My aim to help clients cope with growing families, life transitions, feel supported in their mental health needs, and know it’s ok to not be ok all of the time. I want you to feel confident in engaging with your children and partner but also be effective in showing up for yourself. As your therapist, I am a source of support as you expand your sense of self, feel empowered to ask questions, and make room for new possibilities.
(205) 797-3012 View (205) 797-3012
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Celia Hodnett
Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about assisting those who are eager for personal and emotional development. My clients seek lasting solutions for a fulfilling life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other methods, I guide them in reshaping thoughts and behaviors impacting mental health, fostering resilience and self-awareness. This journey requires stepping out of comfort zones and embracing change for meaningful transformation. If you're committed to this path, I'm here to support your journey towards a balanced and satisfying life.
I am passionate about assisting those who are eager for personal and emotional development. My clients seek lasting solutions for a fulfilling life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other methods, I guide them in reshaping thoughts and behaviors impacting mental health, fostering resilience and self-awareness. This journey requires stepping out of comfort zones and embracing change for meaningful transformation. If you're committed to this path, I'm here to support your journey towards a balanced and satisfying life.
(205) 272-8488 View (205) 272-8488
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Fran Sumner Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35233
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to collaborate with clients in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. My approch is to use a combination of clinical training and real world experience to help clients better connect with themselves and with others. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, relationship issues, perinatal issues, life transitions, and most extensively with people who have experienced trauma in their lives including childhood trauma, sexual assault, abusive relationships, and marginalized identities. I believe therapy can be a powerful tool to access change.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to collaborate with clients in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. My approch is to use a combination of clinical training and real world experience to help clients better connect with themselves and with others. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, relationship issues, perinatal issues, life transitions, and most extensively with people who have experienced trauma in their lives including childhood trauma, sexual assault, abusive relationships, and marginalized identities. I believe therapy can be a powerful tool to access change.
(205) 927-3074 View (205) 927-3074
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Kristin L Graham
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I bring a unique and inclusive perspective to my practice, one that is deeply rooted in my own identity as a queer individual and my commitment to being welcoming to individuals who are on the Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) spectrum. I am knowledgeable in kink dynamics, queer relationship issues, and consensual nonmonogamy practices. In a world that often misunderstands or stigmatizes individuals on the GSRD spectrum, I am dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their desires, express themselves authentically, and seek support for any related challenges.
As a therapist, I bring a unique and inclusive perspective to my practice, one that is deeply rooted in my own identity as a queer individual and my commitment to being welcoming to individuals who are on the Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) spectrum. I am knowledgeable in kink dynamics, queer relationship issues, and consensual nonmonogamy practices. In a world that often misunderstands or stigmatizes individuals on the GSRD spectrum, I am dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their desires, express themselves authentically, and seek support for any related challenges.
(205) 202-0650 View (205) 202-0650
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Birmingham, AL

700+

Average cost per session

$139

Therapists in Birmingham, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
70% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
49% Cigna and Evernorth
47% New Directions | Lucet

How Therapists in Birmingham, AL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Birmingham?

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.