Therapists in Lake Forest, IL

Photo of Amy Hrad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Amy Hrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
My work is centered around a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a personable, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who can provide a safe space for you to build a life worth living. I work best with college-aged clients, as well as clients in their 20's and 30's who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image distress, and relationship and attachment issues. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and yoga therapy, and I tailor therapy to each client's specific needs.
My work is centered around a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a personable, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who can provide a safe space for you to build a life worth living. I work best with college-aged clients, as well as clients in their 20's and 30's who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image distress, and relationship and attachment issues. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and yoga therapy, and I tailor therapy to each client's specific needs.
(847) 796-6400 View (847) 796-6400
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Jonathan Handrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I am a licensed master’s level social worker and clinical therapist at 360º Wellness & Coaching. I am an experienced clinician providing services to a wide range of clients from school-aged youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. I focus on working with individuals who are searching for methods to cope with anxiety and depression.
I am a licensed master’s level social worker and clinical therapist at 360º Wellness & Coaching. I am an experienced clinician providing services to a wide range of clients from school-aged youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. I focus on working with individuals who are searching for methods to cope with anxiety and depression.
(224) 814-5074 View (224) 814-5074
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Melissa Carava
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Do you feel that aspects of your life are out of control and unmanageable? Maybe you are noticing a pattern of avoiding people or places you once loved, or a sudden change in appetite, energy, or drive. Or maybe you know something is “off” and can’t quite put your finger on what is missing. The first step to change and healing is sometimes an overwhelming task. It takes a lot of courage to say, “it’s time to do something differently”.
Do you feel that aspects of your life are out of control and unmanageable? Maybe you are noticing a pattern of avoiding people or places you once loved, or a sudden change in appetite, energy, or drive. Or maybe you know something is “off” and can’t quite put your finger on what is missing. The first step to change and healing is sometimes an overwhelming task. It takes a lot of courage to say, “it’s time to do something differently”.
(847) 582-4482 View (847) 582-4482
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Vivianne Swerdlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I am a licensed social worker (LSW) at 360º Wellness & Coaching. I work with adults, adolescents, and families to improve functioning related to mood and anxiety disorders, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, self-injury, and suicidal ideation. My practice style recognizes the systemic influences of oppression and marginalization on patients and centers problems within the larger cultural context rather than pathologizing individuals. I specialize in providing therapy and pain science education to patients with chronic pain and comorbid mental health conditions. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.
I am a licensed social worker (LSW) at 360º Wellness & Coaching. I work with adults, adolescents, and families to improve functioning related to mood and anxiety disorders, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, self-injury, and suicidal ideation. My practice style recognizes the systemic influences of oppression and marginalization on patients and centers problems within the larger cultural context rather than pathologizing individuals. I specialize in providing therapy and pain science education to patients with chronic pain and comorbid mental health conditions. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.
(224) 218-5287 View (224) 218-5287
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Loma Teletherapy & Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Glynis. I specialize in treating adult women. I work with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to difficult life challenges. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering teletherapy to residents of Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Florida.
Hi, I’m Glynis. I specialize in treating adult women. I work with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to difficult life challenges. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering teletherapy to residents of Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Florida.
(409) 215-0881 View (409) 215-0881
Photo of Brittany Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Brittany Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Are stress, worry, and your long to-do list keeping you up at night? Are you stuck thinking about challenging relationships, old wounds, or traumatic experiences? I have helped many like you find their version of success personally and professionally and find inner calm by empowering them to create change. Many of my clients seek a supportive space to better understand hard experiences and relationships, explore emotions, examine thought and behavior patterns, draw on strengths, and improve their ability to cope. Together, we find the solutions to feel more joy, experience fewer sleepless nights, and reinvest in life positively.
Are stress, worry, and your long to-do list keeping you up at night? Are you stuck thinking about challenging relationships, old wounds, or traumatic experiences? I have helped many like you find their version of success personally and professionally and find inner calm by empowering them to create change. Many of my clients seek a supportive space to better understand hard experiences and relationships, explore emotions, examine thought and behavior patterns, draw on strengths, and improve their ability to cope. Together, we find the solutions to feel more joy, experience fewer sleepless nights, and reinvest in life positively.
(224) 404-2444 View (224) 404-2444
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Deborah Kronenberger
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
(847) 505-0795 View (847) 505-0795
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Maria Hwang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families, I work with individuals exhibiting a wide variety of psychological issues. These include: anxiety-related disorders (e.g., OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, etc.), depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, and parenting concerns. With experience practicing in several settings (community mental health, academic medical center, university-affiliated outpatient clinic, and private practice), I have worked with a diverse client base.  
As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families, I work with individuals exhibiting a wide variety of psychological issues. These include: anxiety-related disorders (e.g., OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, etc.), depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, and parenting concerns. With experience practicing in several settings (community mental health, academic medical center, university-affiliated outpatient clinic, and private practice), I have worked with a diverse client base.  
(224) 268-1534 View (224) 268-1534
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Changing Phases
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
In my role as your therapist, my primary goal is to empower you to navigate your challenges effectively. I recognize that facing these issues can be intimidating, and my mission is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process your emotions. I am committed to supporting each client in achieving their goals and enhancing their self-esteem.
In my role as your therapist, my primary goal is to empower you to navigate your challenges effectively. I recognize that facing these issues can be intimidating, and my mission is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to process your emotions. I am committed to supporting each client in achieving their goals and enhancing their self-esteem.
(224) 243-3390 View (224) 243-3390
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Zoya Mirza
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck in endless therapy without clear progress? I offer a different path: therapy that’s focused on real, lasting healing. My approach honors your personal beliefs and tackles mental health challenges, emphasizing holistic care for issues like marital and parenting crisis, anxiety, abuse, major life changes, and more. I’m committed to not just guiding you but empowering you with the tools to uncover your innate problem-solving abilities, aiming for swift and meaningful progress. Your time and investment are precious; together, we strive for autonomy, not dependency, ensuring each session is a step towards your goals.
Feeling stuck in endless therapy without clear progress? I offer a different path: therapy that’s focused on real, lasting healing. My approach honors your personal beliefs and tackles mental health challenges, emphasizing holistic care for issues like marital and parenting crisis, anxiety, abuse, major life changes, and more. I’m committed to not just guiding you but empowering you with the tools to uncover your innate problem-solving abilities, aiming for swift and meaningful progress. Your time and investment are precious; together, we strive for autonomy, not dependency, ensuring each session is a step towards your goals.
(224) 701-3492 View (224) 701-3492
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Ann Marie Zakos
MS, LPC, CLC, RMT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of C-PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), and narcissistic abuse recovery. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is causing you stress? It could be a parent, spouse, child, sibling, teacher, coach, boss, co-worker, friend, neighbor, or significant other. Does this person trigger you to over-eat/under eat, use alcohol/drugs, or feel anxious or depressed? Do you have symptoms of C-PTSD? I am a holistic therapist specializing in empath/highly sensitive person (HSP), and narcissistic abuse recovery. I will help you build the inner resources to aid in healing the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
(224) 279-6685 View (224) 279-6685
Photo of Merve Senalan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Merve Senalan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045
To my wonderful clients, whether you're a woman in the midst of life's complexities, carrying the weight of transitions, trauma, or inner battles seeking a counselor yourself, or parents seeking a counselor for a child navigating unique challenges with neurodivergence, school, social situations, or family changes, know this: you're not alone. You seek understanding, hope, and resilience. Your desire for healing and authentic growth inspires me every day. Together, we'll uncover the paths to brighter tomorrows, building bridges toward lasting well-being and a future filled with joy and self-discovery.
To my wonderful clients, whether you're a woman in the midst of life's complexities, carrying the weight of transitions, trauma, or inner battles seeking a counselor yourself, or parents seeking a counselor for a child navigating unique challenges with neurodivergence, school, social situations, or family changes, know this: you're not alone. You seek understanding, hope, and resilience. Your desire for healing and authentic growth inspires me every day. Together, we'll uncover the paths to brighter tomorrows, building bridges toward lasting well-being and a future filled with joy and self-discovery.
(224) 279-6620 View (224) 279-6620
Photo of Alisa J Courtney, Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Alisa J Courtney
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I work with individuals,adults and couples. I see each person as a unique individual with strengths and challenges. It is my goal to create a feeling of safety and compassion. It can take courage to enter into therapy and I work with each person in a way that respects their pace, accesses their inner resources, and supports and guides them as new insights and behaviors are evolving. I also use Hypnotherapy and am certified through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Hypnosis can enhance change, help with anxiety, depression, pain, and increase relaxation as well as other issues.
I work with individuals,adults and couples. I see each person as a unique individual with strengths and challenges. It is my goal to create a feeling of safety and compassion. It can take courage to enter into therapy and I work with each person in a way that respects their pace, accesses their inner resources, and supports and guides them as new insights and behaviors are evolving. I also use Hypnotherapy and am certified through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Hypnosis can enhance change, help with anxiety, depression, pain, and increase relaxation as well as other issues.
(847) 512-8987 View (847) 512-8987
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360 Degrees Wellness and Coaching
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC, MSW, CRADC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
(847) 807-1012 View (847) 807-1012
Photo of Matthew D Selekman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Forest, IL
Matthew D Selekman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CRADC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
(847) 850-0712 View (847) 850-0712
Photo of Robert R Dunevant, Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Robert R Dunevant
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I work with people who want to overcome personal obstacles that seem to recur again and again. While it is sometimes possible to face such issues alone, you may reach the point where another set of eyes and ears is necessary. Difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trust, and anger issues, can be more complex than they first appear. Together, we will pay close attention to the way you experience yourself and others. Over time, you may begin to see and do things differently and with a greater sense of freedom and authenticity.
I work with people who want to overcome personal obstacles that seem to recur again and again. While it is sometimes possible to face such issues alone, you may reach the point where another set of eyes and ears is necessary. Difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trust, and anger issues, can be more complex than they first appear. Together, we will pay close attention to the way you experience yourself and others. Over time, you may begin to see and do things differently and with a greater sense of freedom and authenticity.
(872) 228-2744 View (872) 228-2744
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Jill Kreller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I am a therapist with over ten years of experience providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to individuals in the community. I assist individuals as they find the best solutions to dealing with mental health concerns, life transitions and accomplishment of goals.I believe that all individuals have within them the skills needed to lead an actualized, fulfilling and meaningful life.I will tailor therapy to your individual characteristics and work with you to find interventions that best suit your needs, goals and skill set.
I am a therapist with over ten years of experience providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to individuals in the community. I assist individuals as they find the best solutions to dealing with mental health concerns, life transitions and accomplishment of goals.I believe that all individuals have within them the skills needed to lead an actualized, fulfilling and meaningful life.I will tailor therapy to your individual characteristics and work with you to find interventions that best suit your needs, goals and skill set.
(847) 978-4500 View (847) 978-4500
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Joe Tranchita
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, PEL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, IL 60045
I view the therapy room as a place to take a step back to get some perspective, then take a step back into your life with that new perspective. Whatever the reason is that you’re seeking therapy, I’m here to guide you through the process and work to find an approach that works best to improve your overall well-being. Through that process we will create a safe working space where we can set goals and pave the way to achieving them.
I view the therapy room as a place to take a step back to get some perspective, then take a step back into your life with that new perspective. Whatever the reason is that you’re seeking therapy, I’m here to guide you through the process and work to find an approach that works best to improve your overall well-being. Through that process we will create a safe working space where we can set goals and pave the way to achieving them.
(224) 219-0064 x1 View (224) 219-0064 x1
Photo of Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lake Forest, IL
Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045  (Online Only)
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
(224) 269-4824 View (224) 269-4824
Photo of Elizabeth Lombardo, Psychologist in Lake Forest, IL
Elizabeth Lombardo
Psychologist, PhD, MS, PT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Shaquille O'Neal says, "Dr. Lombardo is my head coach for happiness." Every truly great athlete gets coached in not only physical skills but also the mental side of their sport. Why? Because it helps take them to the next level. Whether it is improving confidence, coping with the pressures of competition, managing emotions, increasing your chance of being recruited, dealing with setbacks/errors or recovering from an injury, sports psychology can help you enhance your performance.
Shaquille O'Neal says, "Dr. Lombardo is my head coach for happiness." Every truly great athlete gets coached in not only physical skills but also the mental side of their sport. Why? Because it helps take them to the next level. Whether it is improving confidence, coping with the pressures of competition, managing emotions, increasing your chance of being recruited, dealing with setbacks/errors or recovering from an injury, sports psychology can help you enhance your performance.
(847) 354-4131 View (847) 354-4131

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lake Forest, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Lake Forest, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
69% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lake Forest, IL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Forest?

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.