Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT

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Maureen McCann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I welcome Individuals and couples in my practice. Clients seeking therapy may be experiencing anxiety, depression and grief, Others may be wanting to develop strategies to help balance the demands of relationships, parenting, work, life cycle transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. In seeking therapy, they wish to gain greater clarity and understanding of their issues and themselves.
I welcome Individuals and couples in my practice. Clients seeking therapy may be experiencing anxiety, depression and grief, Others may be wanting to develop strategies to help balance the demands of relationships, parenting, work, life cycle transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. In seeking therapy, they wish to gain greater clarity and understanding of their issues and themselves.
(860) 615-9949 View (860) 615-9949
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Kathy Dowling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with more than 14 years of experience treating children, teens, adults, families and couples. I am currently seeing adults 18 years old and older virtually. I specialize in working with people struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, parenting, grief and loss and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with more than 14 years of experience treating children, teens, adults, families and couples. I am currently seeing adults 18 years old and older virtually. I specialize in working with people struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, parenting, grief and loss and life transitions.
(860) 813-3557 View (860) 813-3557
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Kristen Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
(959) 200-8891 View (959) 200-8891
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James Marsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Welcome! I have been working in various therapeutic settings with children and teens for nearly a decade to help them overcome family, relational, school and life challenges so they can find more joy and grow as an individual. I have found that many kids and teens benefit from movement while engaging in therapy so I incorporate outdoor activities while using traditional therapy techniques. I have had extensive training and experience in outdoor recreation such as hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and more which I now use to help my clients grow and heal in accessible locations within Middlesex County.
Welcome! I have been working in various therapeutic settings with children and teens for nearly a decade to help them overcome family, relational, school and life challenges so they can find more joy and grow as an individual. I have found that many kids and teens benefit from movement while engaging in therapy so I incorporate outdoor activities while using traditional therapy techniques. I have had extensive training and experience in outdoor recreation such as hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and more which I now use to help my clients grow and heal in accessible locations within Middlesex County.
(860) 362-2955 View (860) 362-2955
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Christine Marie Riley-Barrera
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Connecticut with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, college-age students and young adults. My goal of my therapy sessions, is to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate personal change. I use a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused brief therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Connecticut with 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, college-age students and young adults. My goal of my therapy sessions, is to provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore their challenges, develop coping strategies, and cultivate personal change. I use a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused brief therapy.
(860) 406-5603 View (860) 406-5603
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Rik (Richard) D. Ginty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I'm a retired Navy Drug/Alcohol Counselor with 24 years' experience in varied clinical settings. Now I have my own private practice in a quiet, peaceful setting. This is not fast food nor a high-volume dealership. I offer counseling/psychotherapy in a friendly, supportive, non-hurried, non-judgmental environment. I'm an optimist. I listen, assist, guide, teach and help others to the best of my abilities. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse, Diabetes and other health issues plus general life issues do not define a person. Change is possible. My hope is to help each client in my practice attain their personal goals.
I'm a retired Navy Drug/Alcohol Counselor with 24 years' experience in varied clinical settings. Now I have my own private practice in a quiet, peaceful setting. This is not fast food nor a high-volume dealership. I offer counseling/psychotherapy in a friendly, supportive, non-hurried, non-judgmental environment. I'm an optimist. I listen, assist, guide, teach and help others to the best of my abilities. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse, Diabetes and other health issues plus general life issues do not define a person. Change is possible. My hope is to help each client in my practice attain their personal goals.
(860) 356-3817 View (860) 356-3817
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Lynn McCaffrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults/individuals to address their emotional/psycho-social issues. Concerns about grief/loss, anxiety/panic, depression, or relationship issues can be addressed in a confidential setting. Please EMAIL me through this site and include a phone number and email address. Telehealth visits are available.
I'm a licensed clinical social worker who works with adults/individuals to address their emotional/psycho-social issues. Concerns about grief/loss, anxiety/panic, depression, or relationship issues can be addressed in a confidential setting. Please EMAIL me through this site and include a phone number and email address. Telehealth visits are available.
(860) 969-2165 View (860) 969-2165
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Mary Katherine Peralez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCP
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Hello & Welcome to MinuteClinic! My name is MK and I approach the therapeutic relationship with a person-centered, CBT perspective that promotes collaboration. I have always been quick to recognize when others are struggling mentally and emotionally, and have dedicated my adult life to learning how to support individuals through this suffering. Life is constantly throwing curveballs and it is ok to reach out for support when you keep striking out! At MinuteClinic in Old Saybrook, I offer brief, solution-focused therapy to assist individuals in managing the current stressors in their lives.
Hello & Welcome to MinuteClinic! My name is MK and I approach the therapeutic relationship with a person-centered, CBT perspective that promotes collaboration. I have always been quick to recognize when others are struggling mentally and emotionally, and have dedicated my adult life to learning how to support individuals through this suffering. Life is constantly throwing curveballs and it is ok to reach out for support when you keep striking out! At MinuteClinic in Old Saybrook, I offer brief, solution-focused therapy to assist individuals in managing the current stressors in their lives.
(860) 891-6402 View (860) 891-6402
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Melanie Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling through a difficult life transition? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore your feelings? During those times it can be helpful to talk to someone who is encouraging, but also accepting of life's challenges. Most of us find ourselves overwhelmed or struggling at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the start, or a continuation of your journey. I believe in creating a therapy experience tailored to your individual needs, and that choosing a therapist that is the right fit for you is crucial to getting the most out of your experience.
Are you struggling through a difficult life transition? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore your feelings? During those times it can be helpful to talk to someone who is encouraging, but also accepting of life's challenges. Most of us find ourselves overwhelmed or struggling at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the start, or a continuation of your journey. I believe in creating a therapy experience tailored to your individual needs, and that choosing a therapist that is the right fit for you is crucial to getting the most out of your experience.
(860) 590-7498 View (860) 590-7498
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Fanny Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a bilingual (Spanish-English) profesional with 20 years plus of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I am dedicated to working with individuals and couples to help them to develop skills to change negative behavior, allowing them to live a healthy and productive life. All that we have experienced in our lives can make us grow or feel stuck, leading us to live a happy or depressed life. I help the client to understand and gain insight into their situation, to have hope and to gain skills to be able to manage their problems without feeling overwhelmed or in despair.
I am a bilingual (Spanish-English) profesional with 20 years plus of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I am dedicated to working with individuals and couples to help them to develop skills to change negative behavior, allowing them to live a healthy and productive life. All that we have experienced in our lives can make us grow or feel stuck, leading us to live a happy or depressed life. I help the client to understand and gain insight into their situation, to have hope and to gain skills to be able to manage their problems without feeling overwhelmed or in despair.
(860) 661-1196 View (860) 661-1196
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Jeannette Ogorzalek, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
(860) 799-4146 View (860) 799-4146
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Julia Tucker Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Finding a new therapist can be hard. I believe that the most important part of therapy is having the right fit with the right therapist. In order to be open to the process you have to feel comfortable with your provider. Therapy should be a tool to find personal strengths and develop new resources. Therapy is a good place to start looking at where you might be stuck and searching for new strategies to add to your life. I hope that I can be a part of your journey.
Finding a new therapist can be hard. I believe that the most important part of therapy is having the right fit with the right therapist. In order to be open to the process you have to feel comfortable with your provider. Therapy should be a tool to find personal strengths and develop new resources. Therapy is a good place to start looking at where you might be stuck and searching for new strategies to add to your life. I hope that I can be a part of your journey.
(860) 986-6839 View (860) 986-6839
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Tony Augustine
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MEd, LADC
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Chances are you or a family member is affected by addiction. It is a heartbreaking disease but there is A WAY OUT! I use a person-centered, individual, holistic approach to addiction treatment and education for individuals and family members. I employ clinically proven strategies to recovery. I successfully treated addicted clients and supported and educated family members for over twenty years. I would be honored to walk with you on your road to a newly found life! I treat men and women 17 years and older. Feel free to call. I'm happy to speak with you.
Chances are you or a family member is affected by addiction. It is a heartbreaking disease but there is A WAY OUT! I use a person-centered, individual, holistic approach to addiction treatment and education for individuals and family members. I employ clinically proven strategies to recovery. I successfully treated addicted clients and supported and educated family members for over twenty years. I would be honored to walk with you on your road to a newly found life! I treat men and women 17 years and older. Feel free to call. I'm happy to speak with you.
(860) 322-5231 View (860) 322-5231
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Elizabeth Fernandes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Accepting New Clients. Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
Accepting New Clients. Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
(203) 974-3746 View (203) 974-3746
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Sara B. Snyder, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a social worker with over 25 years experience in clinical practice with an office in old Saybrook, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
I am a social worker with over 25 years experience in clinical practice with an office in old Saybrook, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
(203) 916-5494 View (203) 916-5494
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Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(860) 846-4638 View (860) 846-4638
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Jen Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NSCA-CP
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
If you are not living as mentally and/or physically healthy as you want and are feeling powerless to create change, I’m here to show you that you ARE NOT powerless! You do have the strength and ability within you to make changes and take control of you life. The power lies in the understanding that mental, physical and spiritual health are interconnected. Whether you're struggling with anxiety and depression, contemplating or recovering from divorce or an abusive relationship, or experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food and low self-esteem, we will develop a holistic plan to move you to more joy and peace in your life.
If you are not living as mentally and/or physically healthy as you want and are feeling powerless to create change, I’m here to show you that you ARE NOT powerless! You do have the strength and ability within you to make changes and take control of you life. The power lies in the understanding that mental, physical and spiritual health are interconnected. Whether you're struggling with anxiety and depression, contemplating or recovering from divorce or an abusive relationship, or experiencing an unhealthy relationship with food and low self-esteem, we will develop a holistic plan to move you to more joy and peace in your life.
(860) 735-4764 View (860) 735-4764
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Carrie Kolb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and psychotherapy to people dealing with a wide-range of personal concerns across the lifespan. I work with young and older adults with depression/anxiety, codependency, family concerns, grief and loss and specialize in later life issues including: dementia, Alzheimer's and eldercare stress. I have a nonjudgemental and empathic approach that promotes healing, restoration, growth, and self-awareness.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and psychotherapy to people dealing with a wide-range of personal concerns across the lifespan. I work with young and older adults with depression/anxiety, codependency, family concerns, grief and loss and specialize in later life issues including: dementia, Alzheimer's and eldercare stress. I have a nonjudgemental and empathic approach that promotes healing, restoration, growth, and self-awareness.
(860) 339-0621 View (860) 339-0621
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Andrea L. Pollak, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCEP
Verified Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Working on the shoreline for more than 30 years; I have been passionately dedicated to helping individuals in all stages of life who are motivated toward personal growth and seeking to find relief from emotional pain/stress, anxiety, and depression; and who are struggling with relationship(s). I can help clients help themselves through the use of strategies and techniques to achieve greater impact, integrity, and intimacy in their lives.
Working on the shoreline for more than 30 years; I have been passionately dedicated to helping individuals in all stages of life who are motivated toward personal growth and seeking to find relief from emotional pain/stress, anxiety, and depression; and who are struggling with relationship(s). I can help clients help themselves through the use of strategies and techniques to achieve greater impact, integrity, and intimacy in their lives.
(203) 446-3247 View (203) 446-3247
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Portia Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Waitlist for new clients
Current Waitlist. Looking for and reaching out to a therapist for support takes a lot courage and can be time sensitive. For older teens and adults I enjoy using a relational approach in order to maximize the therapeutic relationship as this is the anchor for treatment. I enjoy the transition from high school through college and beyond as you navigate so many transitions and issues that can arise such as anxiety, eating issues, relationship challenges, mood changes, and large approaching life decisions. I also enjoy working with healthcare providers as burnout rates soar.
Current Waitlist. Looking for and reaching out to a therapist for support takes a lot courage and can be time sensitive. For older teens and adults I enjoy using a relational approach in order to maximize the therapeutic relationship as this is the anchor for treatment. I enjoy the transition from high school through college and beyond as you navigate so many transitions and issues that can arise such as anxiety, eating issues, relationship challenges, mood changes, and large approaching life decisions. I also enjoy working with healthcare providers as burnout rates soar.
(959) 210-1645 View (959) 210-1645

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Number of Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
67% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna
61% Husky | CT BHP

How Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Old Saybrook?

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.