Therapists in Gainesville, FL

Photo of Corinne Edwards, Counselor in Gainesville, FL
Corinne Edwards
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Life challenges, past hurts, consuming worries, and loss can be so overwhelming at times that it can feel as though they are directing your life. It is during these times that we seek to access our inner resilience to open the door to healing and a pathway to a life of feeling present, connected, and fulfilled. Resilience-informed therapy works to strengthen your ability to process, adapt, grow, and flourish despite challenging circumstances. With enhanced resilience, we are able to enjoy more meaningful relationships, repair the narrative of past trauma and loss, and live with a sense of presence and purpose.
Life challenges, past hurts, consuming worries, and loss can be so overwhelming at times that it can feel as though they are directing your life. It is during these times that we seek to access our inner resilience to open the door to healing and a pathway to a life of feeling present, connected, and fulfilled. Resilience-informed therapy works to strengthen your ability to process, adapt, grow, and flourish despite challenging circumstances. With enhanced resilience, we are able to enjoy more meaningful relationships, repair the narrative of past trauma and loss, and live with a sense of presence and purpose.
(352) 449-3485 View (352) 449-3485
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Nicole French
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
Hi! I am Nicole French. I have been a counselor for the last 10 years and have worked with some of the most diverse clients helping them to find a path toward health and mental wellness. For some this has looked like freeing themselves from old hurts, finding value in themselves again or possibly for the first time, setting healthy boundaries in various types of relationships, learning skills to manage specific symptoms like anxiety or depression, and building achievable goals in all areas of their lives.
Hi! I am Nicole French. I have been a counselor for the last 10 years and have worked with some of the most diverse clients helping them to find a path toward health and mental wellness. For some this has looked like freeing themselves from old hurts, finding value in themselves again or possibly for the first time, setting healthy boundaries in various types of relationships, learning skills to manage specific symptoms like anxiety or depression, and building achievable goals in all areas of their lives.
(352) 306-2337 View (352) 306-2337
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Student Success Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608
Students with anxiety, ADHD, and academic/behavior challenges often struggle with social relationships, self-esteem, self-regulation, and school-related stress. They want to feel confident, but they need skills and support to manage their feelings, behavior, and learning. We're here to provide encouragement and guidance to help students of all ages succeed in school, at home, and in life. We specialize in supporting students by discovering their strengths and needs and delivering effective emotional, behavioral, and academic interventions.
Students with anxiety, ADHD, and academic/behavior challenges often struggle with social relationships, self-esteem, self-regulation, and school-related stress. They want to feel confident, but they need skills and support to manage their feelings, behavior, and learning. We're here to provide encouragement and guidance to help students of all ages succeed in school, at home, and in life. We specialize in supporting students by discovering their strengths and needs and delivering effective emotional, behavioral, and academic interventions.
(352) 280-3520 View (352) 280-3520
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Dr. Kathryn Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QS-FL
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32605  (Online Only)
Hello potential clients. Just by being here you are already on your way to improving your life and well-being. I believe that people can figure a lot out without professional help, but why not make it easier on yourself by collaborating with someone who will be a curious supporter in helping you live a healthier and more authentic life. I work collaboratively with clients from a strength-based, whole person perspective. I am a balance of support and challenge in navigating the process of change. I specialize in managing stress, coping with anxiety, building self-confidence, grief and loss, and improving relationships.
Hello potential clients. Just by being here you are already on your way to improving your life and well-being. I believe that people can figure a lot out without professional help, but why not make it easier on yourself by collaborating with someone who will be a curious supporter in helping you live a healthier and more authentic life. I work collaboratively with clients from a strength-based, whole person perspective. I am a balance of support and challenge in navigating the process of change. I specialize in managing stress, coping with anxiety, building self-confidence, grief and loss, and improving relationships.
(352) 308-3369 View (352) 308-3369
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Katie Hughes
Counselor, LHMC, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Life presents all kinds of challenges. Whether you are in the midst of a painful loss or simply feeling stuck, you do not have to face your struggles alone! Therapy offers you a supportive space where you can journey down a path of intentional healing. Together we can walk through the difficulties in life and begin to cultivate effective communication skills, build your confidence, and increase your internal awareness. I believe it is my role as your therapist to provide guidance and support that encourages your growth and promotes balance in your life.
Life presents all kinds of challenges. Whether you are in the midst of a painful loss or simply feeling stuck, you do not have to face your struggles alone! Therapy offers you a supportive space where you can journey down a path of intentional healing. Together we can walk through the difficulties in life and begin to cultivate effective communication skills, build your confidence, and increase your internal awareness. I believe it is my role as your therapist to provide guidance and support that encourages your growth and promotes balance in your life.
(352) 320-5448 View (352) 320-5448
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Josephine Chu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy centers your personal and cultural values. I have expertise and a passion for helping those who feel held back from living the life you want because your anxious thoughts have too much power or take up too much time. Sometimes these thoughts may be so obsessive yet difficult to share with anyone because they don't align with who you are - the very fact that they cross your mind can feel scary, weird, or embarrassing. I will help you confront and overcome them while using humor and being real with you in the process. Schedule a free intro call to get a sense of whether I'm the right person to help!
My approach to therapy centers your personal and cultural values. I have expertise and a passion for helping those who feel held back from living the life you want because your anxious thoughts have too much power or take up too much time. Sometimes these thoughts may be so obsessive yet difficult to share with anyone because they don't align with who you are - the very fact that they cross your mind can feel scary, weird, or embarrassing. I will help you confront and overcome them while using humor and being real with you in the process. Schedule a free intro call to get a sense of whether I'm the right person to help!
(813) 773-2642 View (813) 773-2642
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Nikki Nelson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Does life feel like it's harder than it should be? Do you feel like you’re somehow too much or not enough? Do you find yourself thinking “I could just kill myself" a little too often? When you have felt alone in this for a long time, it can feel impossible to imagine a different way of being. No wonder you're seeking relief, escape, or comfort. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who specializes in working with clients who feel limited by the ways they are living or by the things that have happened to them. The healing work of therapy can reveal the possibilities of a life that feels more free and more meaningful.
Does life feel like it's harder than it should be? Do you feel like you’re somehow too much or not enough? Do you find yourself thinking “I could just kill myself" a little too often? When you have felt alone in this for a long time, it can feel impossible to imagine a different way of being. No wonder you're seeking relief, escape, or comfort. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who specializes in working with clients who feel limited by the ways they are living or by the things that have happened to them. The healing work of therapy can reveal the possibilities of a life that feels more free and more meaningful.
(352) 289-8914 View (352) 289-8914
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Maria E Montenegro
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
Welcome. Many of my clients have experienced pain, disconnection, inconsistent routines, a low sense of self, or live with complicated big/deep feelings. They struggle with perfectionism. They have a hard time letting others in. They had unsafe, harmful, or invalidating experiences. It has stayed with them. They struggle to connect to their emotional world. Some tend to overextend themselves, ignore their needs, and feel wrong for putting themselves first. Some learned to tough things out, suppress, and hold it all in. Some feel lost and in the dark. They wonder how to process, understand, and heal, and have deeper connections.
Welcome. Many of my clients have experienced pain, disconnection, inconsistent routines, a low sense of self, or live with complicated big/deep feelings. They struggle with perfectionism. They have a hard time letting others in. They had unsafe, harmful, or invalidating experiences. It has stayed with them. They struggle to connect to their emotional world. Some tend to overextend themselves, ignore their needs, and feel wrong for putting themselves first. Some learned to tough things out, suppress, and hold it all in. Some feel lost and in the dark. They wonder how to process, understand, and heal, and have deeper connections.
(352) 605-6616 View (352) 605-6616
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Gade Duerksen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32605
Welcome! Glad you are here. Everyone comes to therapy for different reasons, but each of us needs a safe and non-judgmental place to begin that journey. I have a strength-based approach to therapy and believe in meeting clients where they are mentally and emotionally on any given day. I strive to help clients leave session feeling stronger and more secure in themselves than they did before coming into session. I am currently welcoming new clients who identify as Queer and Trans (LGBTQIA+) and their loved ones.
Welcome! Glad you are here. Everyone comes to therapy for different reasons, but each of us needs a safe and non-judgmental place to begin that journey. I have a strength-based approach to therapy and believe in meeting clients where they are mentally and emotionally on any given day. I strive to help clients leave session feeling stronger and more secure in themselves than they did before coming into session. I am currently welcoming new clients who identify as Queer and Trans (LGBTQIA+) and their loved ones.
(352) 580-6261 View (352) 580-6261
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The Florida OCD Autism + Anxiety Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608
We offer high quality psychological services (testing and therapy) using evidence-based and integrative methods let us provide a holistic approach to better understanding you. We practice cultural humility and help our clients achieve their goals with empathy and compassion while providing a safe, collaborative environment in which diversity is celebrated and supported in all of its forms. We are dedicated to improving our professional competence through continuing education and consultation. We offer workshops, teaching and supervision for mental health professionals.
We offer high quality psychological services (testing and therapy) using evidence-based and integrative methods let us provide a holistic approach to better understanding you. We practice cultural humility and help our clients achieve their goals with empathy and compassion while providing a safe, collaborative environment in which diversity is celebrated and supported in all of its forms. We are dedicated to improving our professional competence through continuing education and consultation. We offer workshops, teaching and supervision for mental health professionals.
(352) 290-3773 View (352) 290-3773
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Susan Armstrong
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
My practice is focused upon helping people change; solve problems; increase awareness, and forgive others and themselves. Therapy provides a supportive environment to help you face your fears, make decisions and improve relationships. The outcome of successful therapy is a state of resolution that helps you move forward in new patterns of positive growth.
My practice is focused upon helping people change; solve problems; increase awareness, and forgive others and themselves. Therapy provides a supportive environment to help you face your fears, make decisions and improve relationships. The outcome of successful therapy is a state of resolution that helps you move forward in new patterns of positive growth.
(352) 338-0164 View (352) 338-0164
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Vicki Knox
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”- Maya Angelou. Whatever your story may be, I hope to create a safe and healing space for you to share it. I believe that being seen and heard fully is an intricate part of the healing process. Together we can tap into your strengths to work through trauma, difficult relationships, and challenges in your life.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”- Maya Angelou. Whatever your story may be, I hope to create a safe and healing space for you to share it. I believe that being seen and heard fully is an intricate part of the healing process. Together we can tap into your strengths to work through trauma, difficult relationships, and challenges in your life.
(352) 290-2038 View (352) 290-2038
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Marshall Knudson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
I believe crisis is part of living.How each of us survives and potentially grows from our times of life crisis, emotional trauma or injury , will shape who we are and how we approach our life path.Prior to beginning private practice, I spent 35 years as clinical supervisor and director of the Alachua County Crisis Center, I counseled individuals, couples and families as they struggled on their life journeys... Dealing with relationship issues, loss of loved ones, facing traumatic pasts and uncertain futures have often led to feelings of despair, anxiety , hopelessness ,depression and a sense of isolation and disconnection.
I believe crisis is part of living.How each of us survives and potentially grows from our times of life crisis, emotional trauma or injury , will shape who we are and how we approach our life path.Prior to beginning private practice, I spent 35 years as clinical supervisor and director of the Alachua County Crisis Center, I counseled individuals, couples and families as they struggled on their life journeys... Dealing with relationship issues, loss of loved ones, facing traumatic pasts and uncertain futures have often led to feelings of despair, anxiety , hopelessness ,depression and a sense of isolation and disconnection.
(352) 600-5002 View (352) 600-5002
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Shannon Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I am here to help you navigate through life's twists and turns. Whether you're just starting out in counseling or you've been down this road before, I am honored to have the chance to walk with you on this journey. My experience involves working with individuals facing various concerns, such as life transitions, school-related challenges, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
Hi there! I am here to help you navigate through life's twists and turns. Whether you're just starting out in counseling or you've been down this road before, I am honored to have the chance to walk with you on this journey. My experience involves working with individuals facing various concerns, such as life transitions, school-related challenges, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
(352) 618-2190 View (352) 618-2190
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Myesha Suckra-Dorbu
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32609
Life can be challenging and leave you feeling alone, stuck in a pattern of unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts. It can be discouraging to feel stuck and unsure of your next step, but you are not alone. I specialize in helping people going through difficult life transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, or low self-esteem. Therapy is a dedicated space to understand and improve your life. Together we can work through your life challenges, build confidence, and increase awareness and understanding of your situation.
Life can be challenging and leave you feeling alone, stuck in a pattern of unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts. It can be discouraging to feel stuck and unsure of your next step, but you are not alone. I specialize in helping people going through difficult life transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, or low self-esteem. Therapy is a dedicated space to understand and improve your life. Together we can work through your life challenges, build confidence, and increase awareness and understanding of your situation.
(352) 290-6254 View (352) 290-6254
Photo of Xiaomin Zhang, Pre-Licensed Professional in Gainesville, FL
Xiaomin Zhang
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
We all, at some point in life, feel lost, stuck, disconnected, overwhelmed and want to feel peaceful again. I believe peace comes from a more integrated self, and I will support you to explore your self, bring more awareness and compassion to those parts of you that contain the hard feelings, and facilitate more acceptance within them. I work with adults and couples who experience challenging events like trauma, including childhood trauma, other complex and acute trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, relational problems, anxiety, depression, and intergenerational relationships.
We all, at some point in life, feel lost, stuck, disconnected, overwhelmed and want to feel peaceful again. I believe peace comes from a more integrated self, and I will support you to explore your self, bring more awareness and compassion to those parts of you that contain the hard feelings, and facilitate more acceptance within them. I work with adults and couples who experience challenging events like trauma, including childhood trauma, other complex and acute trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, relational problems, anxiety, depression, and intergenerational relationships.
(352) 453-8584 View (352) 453-8584
Photo of Elizabeth J Buckley, Psychologist in Gainesville, FL
Elizabeth J Buckley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32607
Do you or a family member need help working through a difficult life transition? Maybe you sense this will require some changes in how you handle things. My patients are people seeking self-knowledge and wanting to make the most of life. They have begun to see patterns and obstacles they want to address in a depth-oriented psychotherapy relationship with someone who is highly qualified.
Do you or a family member need help working through a difficult life transition? Maybe you sense this will require some changes in how you handle things. My patients are people seeking self-knowledge and wanting to make the most of life. They have begun to see patterns and obstacles they want to address in a depth-oriented psychotherapy relationship with someone who is highly qualified.
(352) 641-0908 View (352) 641-0908
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Rising Calm Center
Anxiety, Stress, Adults, Youth, Couples
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
We offer a FREE consultation for first time clients! Most people haven't received proper training on how to calm their fears, focus their thoughts, and experience peace in the midst of stress, anxiety, and pain. Would you like to have a clear path on how to improve your mood, situation, and health? We are a Christian practice offering professional, affordable services as low as $59/session.
We offer a FREE consultation for first time clients! Most people haven't received proper training on how to calm their fears, focus their thoughts, and experience peace in the midst of stress, anxiety, and pain. Would you like to have a clear path on how to improve your mood, situation, and health? We are a Christian practice offering professional, affordable services as low as $59/session.
(352) 507-4581 View (352) 507-4581
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Aly Paleschic
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601  (Online Only)
Sometimes, we just don’t feel like ourselves. We might feel disconnected from our relationships, find it difficult to express our feelings, or feel weighed down by unmet expectations about what we thought life would look like. It’s easy to get caught up in the stressors that leave you feeling discouraged, lost, or overwhelmed. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, are struggling with your self-esteem or in your relationships, I am here to support you. I specialize in working with clients on issues related to depression, anxiety, and relational problems.
Sometimes, we just don’t feel like ourselves. We might feel disconnected from our relationships, find it difficult to express our feelings, or feel weighed down by unmet expectations about what we thought life would look like. It’s easy to get caught up in the stressors that leave you feeling discouraged, lost, or overwhelmed. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, are struggling with your self-esteem or in your relationships, I am here to support you. I specialize in working with clients on issues related to depression, anxiety, and relational problems.
(352) 618-3920 View (352) 618-3920
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Kim Helm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32605  (Online Only)
I specialize in mental health & trauma, specifically associated with relationship distress or intimate partner violence. I also have experience treating depression, anxiety and serious mental illness (schizophrenia, etc). I hold a MSW from Florida State university and have been working as a licensed clinical social worker providing therapeutic treatment for over 17 years.
I specialize in mental health & trauma, specifically associated with relationship distress or intimate partner violence. I also have experience treating depression, anxiety and serious mental illness (schizophrenia, etc). I hold a MSW from Florida State university and have been working as a licensed clinical social worker providing therapeutic treatment for over 17 years.
(352) 747-8009 View (352) 747-8009

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gainesville, FL

400+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Gainesville, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gainesville, FL see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gainesville?

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.