Therapists in Sterling, IL

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Ashley Bartlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sterling, IL 61081
My ideal client is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. They may be facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues, but they are motivated to make positive changes in their life. Their needs may include support, guidance, and validation as they navigate through difficult emotions and experiences. They may be seeking coping skills, strategies for managing stress, and tools for improving their overall well-being. Their goals are to find healing, regain a sense of control, and cultivate a more fulfilling life.
My ideal client is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. They may be facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues, but they are motivated to make positive changes in their life. Their needs may include support, guidance, and validation as they navigate through difficult emotions and experiences. They may be seeking coping skills, strategies for managing stress, and tools for improving their overall well-being. Their goals are to find healing, regain a sense of control, and cultivate a more fulfilling life.
(815) 706-2171 View (815) 706-2171
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Carlos Cantu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Hi there, I am a Mexican clinical psychologist with a degree from UASLP and a Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois. I am a licensed LCSW in Illinois and specialize in mental health focused on difficult transitions, trauma, individual and couples therapy, group therapy, and psychological evaluations for immigration. I would love to help you or anyone you know who may benefit from my services.
Hi there, I am a Mexican clinical psychologist with a degree from UASLP and a Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois. I am a licensed LCSW in Illinois and specialize in mental health focused on difficult transitions, trauma, individual and couples therapy, group therapy, and psychological evaluations for immigration. I would love to help you or anyone you know who may benefit from my services.
(708) 315-2239 View (708) 315-2239
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Abby Vidal
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP, LSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081  (Online Only)
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
(815) 706-2145 View (815) 706-2145
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Paulette M Selmi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
(815) 213-7669 View (815) 213-7669
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Jennifer Streets
Counselor, LMHC, LPHA, LCPC, CFM
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
I have worked in the mental health field for more 20 years following a career as a junior and senior high teacher. I have experience with everyone from very young children to elderly individuals. I believe firmly in the individual's ability to change if they so desire, regardless of education level, socioeconomic status, or past challenges. I approach all people with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. Acceptance and kindness are important traits and ones I strive to show each and every person I meet, whether that is within my office or at the grocery store.
I have worked in the mental health field for more 20 years following a career as a junior and senior high teacher. I have experience with everyone from very young children to elderly individuals. I believe firmly in the individual's ability to change if they so desire, regardless of education level, socioeconomic status, or past challenges. I approach all people with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. Acceptance and kindness are important traits and ones I strive to show each and every person I meet, whether that is within my office or at the grocery store.
(779) 237-8267 View (779) 237-8267
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Jeanette Marie Trotter
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
(815) 267-0153 View (815) 267-0153
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Frank E. Cushing
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
FOID Mental Health Certification Evaluations. Court Ordered Evaluations/Risk Assessments: Domestic Violence Evaluations. Violence risk & threat assessment 1)Workplace & school violence consultation services 2)Fitness for duty evaluation 3)Psychosexual risk to reoffend. Dr Cushing has considerable training and experience in forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony. Dr. Cushing has worked with prosecutors and defense attorneys in both the state and federal systems. He has been recognized as an expert in courts in the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.
FOID Mental Health Certification Evaluations. Court Ordered Evaluations/Risk Assessments: Domestic Violence Evaluations. Violence risk & threat assessment 1)Workplace & school violence consultation services 2)Fitness for duty evaluation 3)Psychosexual risk to reoffend. Dr Cushing has considerable training and experience in forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony. Dr. Cushing has worked with prosecutors and defense attorneys in both the state and federal systems. He has been recognized as an expert in courts in the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.
(779) 228-4297 View (779) 228-4297
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Kelsey Reuter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment to allow you to truly heal. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through therapy.
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment to allow you to truly heal. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through therapy.
(815) 982-2935 View (815) 982-2935
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Melissa Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
(815) 288-1235 View (815) 288-1235

More Therapists Nearby

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Abby Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
(708) 847-9512 View (708) 847-9512
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Kaileen Banaszak Gaumer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed , LPC
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Taking the initial step to reach out for support can be incredibly difficult, so well done for getting this far! Entering into therapy can be scary, but let me assure you that we will work together to make you feel comfortable and provide a space that you feel emotionally safe to talk about anything.
Taking the initial step to reach out for support can be incredibly difficult, so well done for getting this far! Entering into therapy can be scary, but let me assure you that we will work together to make you feel comfortable and provide a space that you feel emotionally safe to talk about anything.
(815) 396-6832 View (815) 396-6832
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Ashley Lynn Bartlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071  (Online Only)
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
(815) 934-3295 View (815) 934-3295

Online Therapists

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Bailey Katz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60304
Therapy with me works best with clients who are motivated, looking to gain insight, and wanting a space to relieve stress. My hope is to create an environment where people can find themselves validated and empowered to make meaningful, long-lasting change in line with their values.
Therapy with me works best with clients who are motivated, looking to gain insight, and wanting a space to relieve stress. My hope is to create an environment where people can find themselves validated and empowered to make meaningful, long-lasting change in line with their values.
(708) 742-6651 View (708) 742-6651
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A Better Day Teletherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Batavia, IL 60510  (Online Only)
Teletherapy is an excellent option for those looking to receive quality therapy services from home or on the go. My goal is for my clients to feel heard and understood while building a sincere therapeutic relationship.
Teletherapy is an excellent option for those looking to receive quality therapy services from home or on the go. My goal is for my clients to feel heard and understood while building a sincere therapeutic relationship.
(331) 214-3407 View (331) 214-3407
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Erin Wold
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Joliet, IL 60435
Erin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has 5 years of clinical experience with mental health and substance abuse treatment. She understands how prevalent the relationship is between substance abuse, trauma history, and marginalization. Erin's foundation in education deepens her perspective and understanding of how a client, just as a student, is a human first. With a humanistic perspective, Erin compassionately listens to her client's story. Her experience helps facilitate skill building to encourage confidence in her clients, helping them make personal changes toward improved symptom management and recovery.
Erin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has 5 years of clinical experience with mental health and substance abuse treatment. She understands how prevalent the relationship is between substance abuse, trauma history, and marginalization. Erin's foundation in education deepens her perspective and understanding of how a client, just as a student, is a human first. With a humanistic perspective, Erin compassionately listens to her client's story. Her experience helps facilitate skill building to encourage confidence in her clients, helping them make personal changes toward improved symptom management and recovery.
(815) 567-8819 View (815) 567-8819
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Douglas G Cater
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Angry, anxious, confused, or depressed because of relationship problems? Feel your partner never listens to you? Keep having the same old fights over and over? Imago Relationship Therapy is very helpful in restoring connection, safety, and romance. As a Certified Imago Therapist I enable each partner to be heard and understood so the needs of each can be met. Usually couples experience some immediate relief from the pain of alienation and begin to rediscover the love that brought them together. If your spouse won't come for counseling, come alone! I also do individual therapy, including EMDR for trauma resolution..
Angry, anxious, confused, or depressed because of relationship problems? Feel your partner never listens to you? Keep having the same old fights over and over? Imago Relationship Therapy is very helpful in restoring connection, safety, and romance. As a Certified Imago Therapist I enable each partner to be heard and understood so the needs of each can be met. Usually couples experience some immediate relief from the pain of alienation and begin to rediscover the love that brought them together. If your spouse won't come for counseling, come alone! I also do individual therapy, including EMDR for trauma resolution..
(708) 232-0318 View (708) 232-0318
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Jessica Gonzalez-Nunez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, RMT
Verified Verified
Plano, IL 60545  (Online Only)
Please note I am currently only seeing clients via TalkSpace. I am eager to guide you on your healing journey. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic disorder, relationship issues, spiritual exploration, abuse, trauma, grief and loss. I believe in a holistic approach and include working with the mind and body in addition to other therapeutic interventions. As a Reiki Practitioner, I include energy healing in sessions for those interested as well. I guide each person to making sure they achieve their goals. Ofrezco servicios de terapia tambien en español. Por favor de comunicarse conmigo si esta interasado/a.
Please note I am currently only seeing clients via TalkSpace. I am eager to guide you on your healing journey. I work with those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic disorder, relationship issues, spiritual exploration, abuse, trauma, grief and loss. I believe in a holistic approach and include working with the mind and body in addition to other therapeutic interventions. As a Reiki Practitioner, I include energy healing in sessions for those interested as well. I guide each person to making sure they achieve their goals. Ofrezco servicios de terapia tambien en español. Por favor de comunicarse conmigo si esta interasado/a.
(331) 321-4692 View (331) 321-4692
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Jennifer Curtin
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Taking new appointments for Telehealth. Weekends and evenings available! Are you looking for a queer identified therapist? Do you have a child/partner/family member in need of trans affirming counseling? Are you currently in a queer or mixed orientation relationship? I am a gender therapist who is WPATH trained and focuses on working with the LGBTQIA population. approach is realistic, yet nurturing, and rooted in neuropsychology and the mind-body connection. I use an empathetic, warm style and infuse humor where I can. I am trained to write gender confirming letters of support. I also work with relationships of all types.
Taking new appointments for Telehealth. Weekends and evenings available! Are you looking for a queer identified therapist? Do you have a child/partner/family member in need of trans affirming counseling? Are you currently in a queer or mixed orientation relationship? I am a gender therapist who is WPATH trained and focuses on working with the LGBTQIA population. approach is realistic, yet nurturing, and rooted in neuropsychology and the mind-body connection. I use an empathetic, warm style and infuse humor where I can. I am trained to write gender confirming letters of support. I also work with relationships of all types.
(331) 207-9843 View (331) 207-9843
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Kate Culen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60565  (Online Only)
My practice is focused on a safe and supportive place where you will be comfortable and can be yourself. I specialize in working with individuals, teens and young adults. I encourage open communication and transparency. We will work hard and also have some time to laugh when needed.
My practice is focused on a safe and supportive place where you will be comfortable and can be yourself. I specialize in working with individuals, teens and young adults. I encourage open communication and transparency. We will work hard and also have some time to laugh when needed.
(630) 517-9506 View (630) 517-9506
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Catherine Lea Conway
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lombard, IL 60148
How often do you find yourself saying, "I want to live to my fullest potential and nothing is going to stop me." Now you, more than likely, think "If I can just get through the day, I'm good." When was the last time you felt you could make positive change for good. It's painful to feel stuck, indecisive and overwhelmed. You long for the quality of life you believe you deserve but, often, are not sure what to do next. I have over 20 years experience in helping clients address life issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma.
How often do you find yourself saying, "I want to live to my fullest potential and nothing is going to stop me." Now you, more than likely, think "If I can just get through the day, I'm good." When was the last time you felt you could make positive change for good. It's painful to feel stuck, indecisive and overwhelmed. You long for the quality of life you believe you deserve but, often, are not sure what to do next. I have over 20 years experience in helping clients address life issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma.
(331) 253-4688 View (331) 253-4688

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sterling, IL

< 10

Therapists in Sterling, IL who prioritize treating:

89% Coping Skills
78% Anxiety
67% ADHD
67% Parenting
67% Family Conflict
67% Stress
56% Child

Average years in practice

28 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sterling, IL see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sterling?

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.