Therapists in California

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Farshid Yadegar
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
My name is Farshid Yadegar. I love the type of work that I am able to do and help those in need of support. I am an excellent listener and compassionate person towards my clients. I use an eclectic style of therapy and utilize the treatment that works best for the individual and to ensure their effectiveness. I always like to check-in and to make sure effective communication is established.
My name is Farshid Yadegar. I love the type of work that I am able to do and help those in need of support. I am an excellent listener and compassionate person towards my clients. I use an eclectic style of therapy and utilize the treatment that works best for the individual and to ensure their effectiveness. I always like to check-in and to make sure effective communication is established.
(858) 321-8184 View (858) 321-8184
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Sarah Beiruty
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Have you been feeling lost, helpless, and alone facing your challenges? Are you yearning to re-kindle the flames of love and intimacy in your relationship? Do you feel like you have tried everything you possibly can to change your situation to no avail? If any of this resonates with you, please know you’re not alone in your pain. I’m here to support you! I'm a bicultural therapist who is passionate about helping others in their process of change and growth. Therapy can be a transformative journey, not just a destination. It’s a place of discovery that helps you renew your connection with yourself and loved ones.
Have you been feeling lost, helpless, and alone facing your challenges? Are you yearning to re-kindle the flames of love and intimacy in your relationship? Do you feel like you have tried everything you possibly can to change your situation to no avail? If any of this resonates with you, please know you’re not alone in your pain. I’m here to support you! I'm a bicultural therapist who is passionate about helping others in their process of change and growth. Therapy can be a transformative journey, not just a destination. It’s a place of discovery that helps you renew your connection with yourself and loved ones.
(858) 422-1585 View (858) 422-1585
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Jeffrey Ly I Porn Addiction Relationship
LPHA, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
(408) 687-4868 View (408) 687-4868
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Dr. Natalie Arbid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I specialize in working with adolescents (13+) and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and difficulties managing emotions and behaviors. I specialize in working with children of immigrants/ second generation folks on a range of issues. I used evidence-based treatments such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based approaches. Through a collaborative approach, I can help you develop skills to more effectively cope and create meaningful life changes.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I specialize in working with adolescents (13+) and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and difficulties managing emotions and behaviors. I specialize in working with children of immigrants/ second generation folks on a range of issues. I used evidence-based treatments such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based approaches. Through a collaborative approach, I can help you develop skills to more effectively cope and create meaningful life changes.
(323) 593-4350 View (323) 593-4350
Photo of Karen (Kate) Schwartz-Frates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in California
Karen (Kate) Schwartz-Frates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cathedral City, CA 92234  (Online Only)
Let's talk and better understand your needs and the issues as we prioritize where we need to begin. We will set your therapy goals together, and discuss methods your are comfortable with to address your goals. I have been in practice for 38 years. I utilize approaches of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Resource & Linkage, MI, and Strength-Based approaches to help you with your present life challenges. Currently I am providing Telehealth services only. I accept most insurance plans. I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey toward improved health and mental health!
Let's talk and better understand your needs and the issues as we prioritize where we need to begin. We will set your therapy goals together, and discuss methods your are comfortable with to address your goals. I have been in practice for 38 years. I utilize approaches of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Resource & Linkage, MI, and Strength-Based approaches to help you with your present life challenges. Currently I am providing Telehealth services only. I accept most insurance plans. I look forward to meeting you and beginning your journey toward improved health and mental health!
(760) 615-3560 View (760) 615-3560
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Chris Bucky Bateman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 106150
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I help couples connect. I specialize in helping couples feeling disconnected from each other; communicate better, heal from injuries to the relationship or simply start out right in their marriages. I provide a safe structure where couples can share openly, understand why they argue and begin breaking the negative cycle they get stuck in during arguments. Finding a pathway to stay connected as a couple can change your relationship.
I help couples connect. I specialize in helping couples feeling disconnected from each other; communicate better, heal from injuries to the relationship or simply start out right in their marriages. I provide a safe structure where couples can share openly, understand why they argue and begin breaking the negative cycle they get stuck in during arguments. Finding a pathway to stay connected as a couple can change your relationship.
(619) 704-7183 View (619) 704-7183
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Healing Path's Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Dimas, CA 91773  (Online Only)
I use a combination of approaches: behavioral, CBT, solution-focused, person centered, and problem solving. I meet my clients were they are at and start building the therapeutic relationship form there. In working with my client's I am able to help them meet thier goals and decrease some of the symptoms that they are feeling.
I use a combination of approaches: behavioral, CBT, solution-focused, person centered, and problem solving. I meet my clients were they are at and start building the therapeutic relationship form there. In working with my client's I am able to help them meet thier goals and decrease some of the symptoms that they are feeling.
(626) 317-9967 View (626) 317-9967
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Suzzette Garcia
Counselor, MA, LPCC+
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Life is complicated, each person has a unique journey with various obstacles and challenges. Think of therapy as your road map to support you in getting to your desired destination. Whether you need support in overcoming past traumas, having difficulty adjusting, need career counseling, support in strengthening your relationships or more, Suzzette would be honored to be your therapist. Suzzette’s goal is to empower individuals to meet their full potential through the integration of wellness and mentorship programs in schools, communities and corporate settings.
Life is complicated, each person has a unique journey with various obstacles and challenges. Think of therapy as your road map to support you in getting to your desired destination. Whether you need support in overcoming past traumas, having difficulty adjusting, need career counseling, support in strengthening your relationships or more, Suzzette would be honored to be your therapist. Suzzette’s goal is to empower individuals to meet their full potential through the integration of wellness and mentorship programs in schools, communities and corporate settings.
(650) 374-0084 View (650) 374-0084
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Kevin Michael Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
A lifelong student and teacher of the psychological and spiritual life, I am significantly influenced by the writings of psychologist Carl Jung and others, as well as spiritual teachers of various faiths. I generally work with clients from a combination of psychological modalities with one direction in mind - allowing the needs of the client to direct the way. Deeper work may also be necessary to unearth old wounds and resolve unhealthy patterns of behavior. I am also skilled in helping those who are transitioning through changes in career, life, and relationships.
A lifelong student and teacher of the psychological and spiritual life, I am significantly influenced by the writings of psychologist Carl Jung and others, as well as spiritual teachers of various faiths. I generally work with clients from a combination of psychological modalities with one direction in mind - allowing the needs of the client to direct the way. Deeper work may also be necessary to unearth old wounds and resolve unhealthy patterns of behavior. I am also skilled in helping those who are transitioning through changes in career, life, and relationships.
(323) 553-7883 View (323) 553-7883
Photo of Megan McClintock, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Megan McClintock
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Most of us have come to a place in our lives where we could use some extra support, look at things in a different way and make different choices. Therapy can be helpful in assisting families and individuals in managing relationships and mental health issues. Therapy is a safe and confidential place to freely express your concerns and be heard. It is a cooperative effort between the therapist and client.
Most of us have come to a place in our lives where we could use some extra support, look at things in a different way and make different choices. Therapy can be helpful in assisting families and individuals in managing relationships and mental health issues. Therapy is a safe and confidential place to freely express your concerns and be heard. It is a cooperative effort between the therapist and client.
(805) 852-1212 View (805) 852-1212
Photo of Jhoana Sarabia Maldonado, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in California
Jhoana Sarabia Maldonado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people address depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship, and communication issues, professional and academic burnout, life transitions, and Queer/LGBTQ+ issues. I strive to create a judgment-free environment for all patients where they feel validated. My experience includes working with adults who identify as BIPOC/Latine as well as with adults who recently immigrated to the U.S. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Problem-solving Solving Therapy (PST). I also have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I specialize in helping people address depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship, and communication issues, professional and academic burnout, life transitions, and Queer/LGBTQ+ issues. I strive to create a judgment-free environment for all patients where they feel validated. My experience includes working with adults who identify as BIPOC/Latine as well as with adults who recently immigrated to the U.S. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Problem-solving Solving Therapy (PST). I also have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(949) 991-5350 View (949) 991-5350
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Bernadet Yaghobian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
My name is Bernadet Yaghobian. and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I like to use an integrative approach focusing on the mind, body, and spirit. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Codependency, Addiction, Anger Management, Narcissistic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Divorce, Stress, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Women's issues, and Spirituality.
My name is Bernadet Yaghobian. and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I like to use an integrative approach focusing on the mind, body, and spirit. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Codependency, Addiction, Anger Management, Narcissistic Abuse, Grief, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Divorce, Stress, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Women's issues, and Spirituality.
(909) 610-1193 View (909) 610-1193
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Martha McClellan-Morehouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you wondering why your life has not turned out how you envisioned it? Joy seems like it's right around the corner if you buy that product, or date that person, or love your children more, or fill your day with things to do. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or unhealthy relationship patterns? What's your strategy when you feel paralyzed by the thought that you have the potential to live an extraordinary life, and no idea what steps to take? I know what it feels like to experience “its”, (sh-t), and the subsequent consequences of the unexpected “its” that happen in our lives. I also know what it feels like to heal.
Are you wondering why your life has not turned out how you envisioned it? Joy seems like it's right around the corner if you buy that product, or date that person, or love your children more, or fill your day with things to do. Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or unhealthy relationship patterns? What's your strategy when you feel paralyzed by the thought that you have the potential to live an extraordinary life, and no idea what steps to take? I know what it feels like to experience “its”, (sh-t), and the subsequent consequences of the unexpected “its” that happen in our lives. I also know what it feels like to heal.
(916) 259-7842 View (916) 259-7842
Photo of Mary M. Scholten, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Mary M. Scholten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Buena Park, CA 90620
If you've been struggling emotionally and relationally and find you just can't handle life on your own anymore, I am here to help you. Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry, lonely, or overwhelmed, it doesn't have to be this way. Together we will work to improve the quality of your life.
If you've been struggling emotionally and relationally and find you just can't handle life on your own anymore, I am here to help you. Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry, lonely, or overwhelmed, it doesn't have to be this way. Together we will work to improve the quality of your life.
(714) 676-8935 View (714) 676-8935
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Wendy Herrera Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
My approach to therapy is that of a partner. I am your partner in sorting through programs, beliefs, and expectations that were imposed on you. I am passionate about helping you understand what no longer serves you and get to what is true to who you are and want to be. I believe all the answers are within you. I challenge you to look within, gain insight and connect with your true self to take control of your life.
(562) 620-8373 View (562) 620-8373
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Ebie Okonkwo-Anwasi
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Dr. Ebie Okonkwo-Anwasi is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2017. Are you experiencing stress in your life and trouble focusing on tasks? Do you feel pulled in so many directions? Are you struggling to keep up with your daily activities? Are your meaningful relationships, work, and health going south? Do you feel like it's all too much? Dr. Okonkwo-Anwasi helps men and women eliminate overwhelm and avoid burnout. She will also help you overcome your addiction. Together you can identify your problems using her integrative, evidence-based approach.
Dr. Ebie Okonkwo-Anwasi is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2017. Are you experiencing stress in your life and trouble focusing on tasks? Do you feel pulled in so many directions? Are you struggling to keep up with your daily activities? Are your meaningful relationships, work, and health going south? Do you feel like it's all too much? Dr. Okonkwo-Anwasi helps men and women eliminate overwhelm and avoid burnout. She will also help you overcome your addiction. Together you can identify your problems using her integrative, evidence-based approach.
(628) 232-8489 View (628) 232-8489
Photo of Benjamin S. Edwards, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Benjamin S. Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Let's go on an exploration that will lead to lasting and tangible positive change. It takes a lot of courage to do this, but it is often in the discomfort that we grow. I encourage you to call me for a free consultation and ask any questions you have about myself or therapy. I will want to know about your goals and what you are hoping for in a therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic and non-linear view of life that endorses compassion, curiosity, and also getting out of our comfort zones. Once there is trust between us, I will lovingly push you.
Let's go on an exploration that will lead to lasting and tangible positive change. It takes a lot of courage to do this, but it is often in the discomfort that we grow. I encourage you to call me for a free consultation and ask any questions you have about myself or therapy. I will want to know about your goals and what you are hoping for in a therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic and non-linear view of life that endorses compassion, curiosity, and also getting out of our comfort zones. Once there is trust between us, I will lovingly push you.
(424) 300-8503 View (424) 300-8503
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David M Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and their families during periods of turmoil and crisis. Your son or daughter has become more distant; grades are less predictable; friends may have changed and there is more conflict at home. Intuitively, you know something is going on, but aren't able to reach them. This is often the time where a therapist can bridge the gap.
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and their families during periods of turmoil and crisis. Your son or daughter has become more distant; grades are less predictable; friends may have changed and there is more conflict at home. Intuitively, you know something is going on, but aren't able to reach them. This is often the time where a therapist can bridge the gap.
(424) 377-1766 View (424) 377-1766
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Rebecca A. Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, SEP, PCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965
Waitlist for new clients
Regardless of your suffering, there is a way through it and because we each have our own way of processing emotional wounds, I take an individualized approach to help you transform pain into healing. I specialize in addressing trauma and grief. This includes the loss of a loved one, traumatic loss (event-related, developmental), as well as psychological symptoms associated with chronic and terminal illness. Through an integrated approach, my work is about healing the soul and finding light in the darkness despite facing life-threatening conditions afflicting the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Regardless of your suffering, there is a way through it and because we each have our own way of processing emotional wounds, I take an individualized approach to help you transform pain into healing. I specialize in addressing trauma and grief. This includes the loss of a loved one, traumatic loss (event-related, developmental), as well as psychological symptoms associated with chronic and terminal illness. Through an integrated approach, my work is about healing the soul and finding light in the darkness despite facing life-threatening conditions afflicting the body, mind, heart, and spirit.
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Ashley Marlo-Monique Meeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gilroy, CA 95020
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults ranging in various ages. I worked as a Behavioral Therapist, and Developmental Specialist for 5 years prior to receiving my degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about helping families, children, and adolescents build positive communication and healthy boundaries. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, behavior needs (among many other things).
I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults ranging in various ages. I worked as a Behavioral Therapist, and Developmental Specialist for 5 years prior to receiving my degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about helping families, children, and adolescents build positive communication and healthy boundaries. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, behavior needs (among many other things).
(408) 413-2823 View (408) 413-2823

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in California who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in California see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in California?

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.