Therapists in Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA

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Ebony Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hi there, I am Ebony! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through facilitating change and experience healing and growth in your life. My approach is client-centered. I will meet you with empathy, open-mindedness, and unconditional positive regard. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to identify treatment priorities and create a safe place to empower you to transform pain into power and live a fulfilling, meaningful life.
Hi there, I am Ebony! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about supporting all of my clients through facilitating change and experience healing and growth in your life. My approach is client-centered. I will meet you with empathy, open-mindedness, and unconditional positive regard. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to identify treatment priorities and create a safe place to empower you to transform pain into power and live a fulfilling, meaningful life.
(714) 586-8211 View (714) 586-8211
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Kawanna Gritney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hello future clients. My name is Kawanna Gritney and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Hello future clients. My name is Kawanna Gritney and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
(714) 683-0490 View (714) 683-0490
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Janine Ferrante
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hello! My name is Janine Ferrante. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and I am licensed by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LMFT. My approach to therapy is person-centered, providing individual therapy sessions tailored to meet the client's needs. I provide guidance and support for the management of a variety of mental health challenges as well as navigating interpersonal relationships - such as parenting, divorce, and romantic relationship concerns. I specialize in women's issues: anxiety, ADHD, ASD, depression, mood disorders (bipolar) OCD, trauma, and PTSD.
Hello! My name is Janine Ferrante. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and I am licensed by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LMFT. My approach to therapy is person-centered, providing individual therapy sessions tailored to meet the client's needs. I provide guidance and support for the management of a variety of mental health challenges as well as navigating interpersonal relationships - such as parenting, divorce, and romantic relationship concerns. I specialize in women's issues: anxiety, ADHD, ASD, depression, mood disorders (bipolar) OCD, trauma, and PTSD.
(657) 837-2910 View (657) 837-2910
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Shauna Warda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My name is Shauna Warda. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Salinas, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, and parenting issues, using an assortment of therapeutic interventions and strategies to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy, as these modalities help me and the client build a shared understanding of their reality, and allow us to work together to chart a path forward.
My name is Shauna Warda. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Salinas, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, and parenting issues, using an assortment of therapeutic interventions and strategies to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy, as these modalities help me and the client build a shared understanding of their reality, and allow us to work together to chart a path forward.
(714) 455-3258 View (714) 455-3258
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Clarity and Perspective Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Are you feeling unheard or misunderstood by your partner in your relationship leading to frequent arguments and fights? Are past betrayals, negative incidents, or insecurities hindering the growth of your bond? Have you been feeling like you are slowly drifting apart, missing the emotional or physical closeness you once cherished? Clarity and Perspective Counseling can revive your relationship by helping you and your partner improve your communication, decrease your conflicts and deepen the closeness between one another using evidenece based methods and tools proven to be effective.
Are you feeling unheard or misunderstood by your partner in your relationship leading to frequent arguments and fights? Are past betrayals, negative incidents, or insecurities hindering the growth of your bond? Have you been feeling like you are slowly drifting apart, missing the emotional or physical closeness you once cherished? Clarity and Perspective Counseling can revive your relationship by helping you and your partner improve your communication, decrease your conflicts and deepen the closeness between one another using evidenece based methods and tools proven to be effective.
(562) 740-8556 View (562) 740-8556
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James Borgeson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My name is James (Mick) Borgeson and I have been a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1997. Over the past 25 years of clinical practice the therapeutic relationship has remained the greatest predictor of positive outcomes. I strive to create and environment of safety and acceptance, regardless of what the client's experiences may be, in which positive and lasting change can occur. I work with a wide variety of clientele. Mood related conditions, trauma exposed, family dynamics and dysfunction, substance related, grief.
My name is James (Mick) Borgeson and I have been a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1997. Over the past 25 years of clinical practice the therapeutic relationship has remained the greatest predictor of positive outcomes. I strive to create and environment of safety and acceptance, regardless of what the client's experiences may be, in which positive and lasting change can occur. I work with a wide variety of clientele. Mood related conditions, trauma exposed, family dynamics and dysfunction, substance related, grief.
(714) 276-8209 View (714) 276-8209
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James Cline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I have over 40 years of clinical therapy experience in the mental health field. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work both obtained at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. I am certified in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, NY. I am also certified in Mediation and in the treatment of personality disorders. My primary focus is engaging in a therapeutic relationship with my clients in order to assist them in discovering themselves.
I have over 40 years of clinical therapy experience in the mental health field. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work both obtained at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. I am certified in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, NY. I am also certified in Mediation and in the treatment of personality disorders. My primary focus is engaging in a therapeutic relationship with my clients in order to assist them in discovering themselves.
(714) 627-4832 View (714) 627-4832
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Rebecca Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hi, everyone! Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Rebecca Gomez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual therapy to adult clients who reside within the state of California. My focus is working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and any life event or situation that they believe is negatively impacting their current level of functioning.
Hi, everyone! Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Rebecca Gomez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual therapy to adult clients who reside within the state of California. My focus is working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and any life event or situation that they believe is negatively impacting their current level of functioning.
(657) 837-2977 View (657) 837-2977
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Charlotte Watley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My name is Charlotte Watley. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. By trade, I am a professional listener. My training has been based on Family Systems. From a Depth perspective, a psychoanalytic psychodynamic framework we build a stronger you. Log on, sit down, and share. I will listen! I am here to be a support to you. I am a therapist who keeps your goals in mind. I feel at ease working with individuals who want to make emotional and behavioral changes that improve and stabilize their lives.
My name is Charlotte Watley. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. By trade, I am a professional listener. My training has been based on Family Systems. From a Depth perspective, a psychoanalytic psychodynamic framework we build a stronger you. Log on, sit down, and share. I will listen! I am here to be a support to you. I am a therapist who keeps your goals in mind. I feel at ease working with individuals who want to make emotional and behavioral changes that improve and stabilize their lives.
(657) 837-5694 View (657) 837-5694
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Lindsey Garber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hi! I'm Lindsey Garber, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in a variety of different settings to help individuals work through life's challenges while providing support and empathy. I feel truly privileged to be able to provide a safe space to work with you through whatever it is that brings you to therapy! I enjoy working with adult clients in varying life stages with a variety of needs.
Hi! I'm Lindsey Garber, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in a variety of different settings to help individuals work through life's challenges while providing support and empathy. I feel truly privileged to be able to provide a safe space to work with you through whatever it is that brings you to therapy! I enjoy working with adult clients in varying life stages with a variety of needs.
(714) 640-6412 View (714) 640-6412
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Saundra McCormick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Specialties include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. Using therapy styles such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I work with clients to build healthy coping skills that help people better deal with the struggles of life. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a variety of issues (including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, ADHD, BPD, traumatic childhood, and Substance Use/Abuse).
Specialties include Depressive Disorders, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. Using therapy styles such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I work with clients to build healthy coping skills that help people better deal with the struggles of life. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced a variety of issues (including Anxiety, Depression, Grief, ADHD, BPD, traumatic childhood, and Substance Use/Abuse).
(949) 806-4229 View (949) 806-4229
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Centoria Walton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I am licensed in California with experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues.
I am licensed in California with experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues.
(714) 294-0572 View (714) 294-0572
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Jody Green
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Greetings! My name is Jody Green and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I specialize in treating disordered eating, body image distress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and phase-of-life issues. It is my intention to create a safe, caring, and supportive environment for you to express what needs to be heard and process what needs to be felt to heal and reconnect with your life. I value your authenticity and will guide you to connect with the inner wisdom you possess.
Greetings! My name is Jody Green and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I specialize in treating disordered eating, body image distress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and phase-of-life issues. It is my intention to create a safe, caring, and supportive environment for you to express what needs to be heard and process what needs to be felt to heal and reconnect with your life. I value your authenticity and will guide you to connect with the inner wisdom you possess.
(714) 975-5433 View (714) 975-5433
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Sheila Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hello, I am Sheila Smith; I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000. I genuinely enjoy listening to people's experiences. I learn so much from my clients. I can work with just about anyone, but I especially like young people and the elderly population. My approach to therapy may appear casual, and I hope my clients feel relaxed and comfortable when we're together. I will work with my clients to figure out what will work best for them. I am direct but gentle. I listen much more than I speak in sessions. I work at understanding their lives from their point of view. My clients feel safe and heard with me.
Hello, I am Sheila Smith; I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000. I genuinely enjoy listening to people's experiences. I learn so much from my clients. I can work with just about anyone, but I especially like young people and the elderly population. My approach to therapy may appear casual, and I hope my clients feel relaxed and comfortable when we're together. I will work with my clients to figure out what will work best for them. I am direct but gentle. I listen much more than I speak in sessions. I work at understanding their lives from their point of view. My clients feel safe and heard with me.
(657) 837-6237 View (657) 837-6237
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Jacqueline DeLuca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My name is Jacqueline DeLuca and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, California. I currently work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Strength Based approaches. My focus is aimed towards helping each individual client make progress toward the goals they set during our sessions that can improve their overall satisfaction in life.
My name is Jacqueline DeLuca and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, California. I currently work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Strength Based approaches. My focus is aimed towards helping each individual client make progress toward the goals they set during our sessions that can improve their overall satisfaction in life.
(714) 947-4605 View (714) 947-4605
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Jessica Diaz
Associate Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Welcome, my name is Jessica Diaz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse background of areas of need. My approach to therapy is compassionate, warm, and with a no-judgment stance. I have clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, trauma-focused, structured outpatient programs, and non-profits.
Welcome, my name is Jessica Diaz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse background of areas of need. My approach to therapy is compassionate, warm, and with a no-judgment stance. I have clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, trauma-focused, structured outpatient programs, and non-profits.
(408) 547-9754 View (408) 547-9754
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Raymond Coffin
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I'm Dr. Ray Coffin, a Southern California psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people get their lives back in balance when it's gotten to be too much to handle alone. If that sounds like you and what's worked for you in the past just isn't cutting it anymore, let's talk! I provide a confidential place to sort out what's not working in your life. We'll work together to clarify what you have the power to change, reinforce skills critical to your success, and support you as you build the confidence you need to make those changes.
I'm Dr. Ray Coffin, a Southern California psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people get their lives back in balance when it's gotten to be too much to handle alone. If that sounds like you and what's worked for you in the past just isn't cutting it anymore, let's talk! I provide a confidential place to sort out what's not working in your life. We'll work together to clarify what you have the power to change, reinforce skills critical to your success, and support you as you build the confidence you need to make those changes.
(916) 775-9804 View (916) 775-9804
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Debra Hadden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I am a California-licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive experience treating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, trauma, and somatic illness, and is an expert on bio-psycho-social functioning. I work with individuals and families struggling with chronic mental and physical conditions that challenge health, well-being, work-life balance, and daily functioning. I am adept at working within multiple cultures with great sensitivity.
I am a California-licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive experience treating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, trauma, and somatic illness, and is an expert on bio-psycho-social functioning. I work with individuals and families struggling with chronic mental and physical conditions that challenge health, well-being, work-life balance, and daily functioning. I am adept at working within multiple cultures with great sensitivity.
(415) 429-7761 View (415) 429-7761
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Jennifer Escalera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hello, my name is Jennifer Escalera, LCSW! I have been working in the mental health field since 1998 and I've been a licensed clinical social worker since 2008. My approach to therapy is psychospiritual and holistic. I help clients explore the root causes of their struggles by helping you access insight through a mind-body, and spirit approach so that you can improve your self-care, relationships, work-life balance, and heal from past traumas.
Hello, my name is Jennifer Escalera, LCSW! I have been working in the mental health field since 1998 and I've been a licensed clinical social worker since 2008. My approach to therapy is psychospiritual and holistic. I help clients explore the root causes of their struggles by helping you access insight through a mind-body, and spirit approach so that you can improve your self-care, relationships, work-life balance, and heal from past traumas.
(951) 221-9547 View (951) 221-9547
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Fabrice Paracuellos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I specialize in emotions, relationships, self-esteem, and culture. I bring a warm approach to therapy, one informed by my experiences in Europe and Asia. I also supervise therapists in training. I became a therapist after discovering the meaning of fatherhood. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I integrate approaches that provide empathy, help regulate the nervous system, and deepen self-awareness. These bring direct relief with regards to the immediate stress associated with current issue(s) and long-term support with self-esteem, empowerment, quality of relationship, and meaning.
I specialize in emotions, relationships, self-esteem, and culture. I bring a warm approach to therapy, one informed by my experiences in Europe and Asia. I also supervise therapists in training. I became a therapist after discovering the meaning of fatherhood. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I integrate approaches that provide empathy, help regulate the nervous system, and deepen self-awareness. These bring direct relief with regards to the immediate stress associated with current issue(s) and long-term support with self-esteem, empowerment, quality of relationship, and meaning.
(818) 536-7983 View (818) 536-7983

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Number of Therapists in Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$134

Therapists in Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Coping Skills
64% Self Esteem
56% Grief
52% Relationship Issues
52% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Riverview West, Santa Ana, CA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverview West, Santa Ana?

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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.