Therapists in Missouri

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Photo of Myrissa Grose, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Missouri
Myrissa Grose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, MO 64067
I have experience in a wide range of services and clients, however, I have largely worked with clients experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. My personal and professional experience has allowed me to be able to meet my clients where they are at, and work alongside them to establish and achieve goals. I will provide a safe space, where we can discuss and assess barriers and advances, and work to overcome those. Generally, my goal is to support and guide my client in uncovering their own set of strengths. My goal is to empower the client to utilize those strengths as tools in improving your life.
I have experience in a wide range of services and clients, however, I have largely worked with clients experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. My personal and professional experience has allowed me to be able to meet my clients where they are at, and work alongside them to establish and achieve goals. I will provide a safe space, where we can discuss and assess barriers and advances, and work to overcome those. Generally, my goal is to support and guide my client in uncovering their own set of strengths. My goal is to empower the client to utilize those strengths as tools in improving your life.
(660) 653-6349 View (660) 653-6349
Photo of Julie Kaufmanschmidt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri
Julie Kaufmanschmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64114
Welcome! I would love to work with you to improve your life. I've helped many people with personal growth issues. I've seen clients improve from the curve balls life has thrown at them like infidelity, health issues, infertility, and grief. I've helped clients improve their functioning while dealing with severe diagnoses of depression, bipolar and anxiety. Family peace can be restored between parents and children.
Welcome! I would love to work with you to improve your life. I've helped many people with personal growth issues. I've seen clients improve from the curve balls life has thrown at them like infidelity, health issues, infertility, and grief. I've helped clients improve their functioning while dealing with severe diagnoses of depression, bipolar and anxiety. Family peace can be restored between parents and children.
(816) 307-0696 View (816) 307-0696
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Sara Kalkenova
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Creve Coeur, MO 63141  (Online Only)
Are you thinking about counseling, but aren't sure where to start or who to see? I'm Sara, and I'm here to help. I help people become the best version of themselves by providing an inviting, private space to achieve goals, improve relationships, and heal from challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma and more.
Are you thinking about counseling, but aren't sure where to start or who to see? I'm Sara, and I'm here to help. I help people become the best version of themselves by providing an inviting, private space to achieve goals, improve relationships, and heal from challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma and more.
(314) 470-4601 View (314) 470-4601
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Open Arms Wellness Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
(314) 648-8192 View (314) 648-8192
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Alice Pierce
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of your various roles or feel like despite having a great life, something is missing? Maybe you worry about what’s next in life, or are stuck in a loop in one of your relationships, repeating the same argument over and over. This could be complicated by ADHD, a life transition, or health challenges. I love helping clients in this boat who want to learn about themselves, actively address problems and heal wounds, as well as build skills and develop resilience to create the lives they want. I balance accepting who you are with gently challenging you to grow.
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of your various roles or feel like despite having a great life, something is missing? Maybe you worry about what’s next in life, or are stuck in a loop in one of your relationships, repeating the same argument over and over. This could be complicated by ADHD, a life transition, or health challenges. I love helping clients in this boat who want to learn about themselves, actively address problems and heal wounds, as well as build skills and develop resilience to create the lives they want. I balance accepting who you are with gently challenging you to grow.
(314) 936-4641 View (314) 936-4641
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Curtis Denham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
O Fallon, MO 63366  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri. I have been working with clients for 17+ years. I have a varied background including working with those that suffer from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, life adjustment issues such as disability and retirement. I've also worked with many clients over the years that have suffered trauma related to abuse.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri. I have been working with clients for 17+ years. I have a varied background including working with those that suffer from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, life adjustment issues such as disability and retirement. I've also worked with many clients over the years that have suffered trauma related to abuse.
(636) 638-0225 View (636) 638-0225
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Dr. Jennifer Fontaine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
A seasoned professional in practice for 24 years, I have expertise in child, adolescent and adult populations. My focus is providing evidence based interventions for common mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral problems, and relationship issues. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
A seasoned professional in practice for 24 years, I have expertise in child, adolescent and adult populations. My focus is providing evidence based interventions for common mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral problems, and relationship issues. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(816) 323-3454 View (816) 323-3454
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Mary Karalis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I offer compassionate, effective professional counseling that is goal oriented, and solution focused, using well-established, evidence-supported practices to help you move toward your goals on your unique journey. I have 16 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse therapist. My interventions are adjusted to meet the needs and goals of the individual. My clients have reported tangible results.
I offer compassionate, effective professional counseling that is goal oriented, and solution focused, using well-established, evidence-supported practices to help you move toward your goals on your unique journey. I have 16 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse therapist. My interventions are adjusted to meet the needs and goals of the individual. My clients have reported tangible results.
(573) 637-4800 View (573) 637-4800
Photo of Nigel B Darvell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Missouri
Nigel B Darvell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAC, ACSW
Verified Verified
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
I have been in private practice for over 35 years. I meet the client where they are at and more importantly assist them in where they want to be. I strive to help in the most professional and respectful way and value each and every opportunity to be in the lives of those who want to live the life they want. I believe there is nothing wrong with the individual but they are often striving for balance and harmony in their lives. All my clients want the same thing-Love and acceptance.
I have been in private practice for over 35 years. I meet the client where they are at and more importantly assist them in where they want to be. I strive to help in the most professional and respectful way and value each and every opportunity to be in the lives of those who want to live the life they want. I believe there is nothing wrong with the individual but they are often striving for balance and harmony in their lives. All my clients want the same thing-Love and acceptance.
(314) 488-2258 View (314) 488-2258
Photo of Dr. Luke Allen, Psychologist in Missouri
Dr. Luke Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64152  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(314) 668-1760 View (314) 668-1760
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Amy Taft
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cameron, MO 64429  (Online Only)
For too long now you have been just trying to make it through the day wondering if anyone even sees you. It seems like all people in your life do is take advantage of you and take you for granted. You have a big heart and the best of intentions but you are exhausted from always putting everyone else before yourself. Everyone thinks you have it all together. They are quick to come to you for their needs. But on the rare occasion you let yourself slow down long enough to notice, inside you feel anxious, numb, and so very tired. You have sacrificed so much for the sake of others it seems like somehow you lost yourself along the way.
For too long now you have been just trying to make it through the day wondering if anyone even sees you. It seems like all people in your life do is take advantage of you and take you for granted. You have a big heart and the best of intentions but you are exhausted from always putting everyone else before yourself. Everyone thinks you have it all together. They are quick to come to you for their needs. But on the rare occasion you let yourself slow down long enough to notice, inside you feel anxious, numb, and so very tired. You have sacrificed so much for the sake of others it seems like somehow you lost yourself along the way.
(816) 425-1382 View (816) 425-1382
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Therapy Den
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Not accepting new clients
There are many ups and downs in life and at some point we all experience hardship. Sometimes life brings you lower than you think is possible and can make you feel out of control, alone or confused. I would like to be there for you and help you gain the confidence to move forward with hope of a better tomorrow. I work with adults with diverse backgrounds who struggle with a variety of problems including life transitions, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, relationship problems, grief, PTSD and more. I provide a non-judgmental, comforting environment to ensure you feel safe and supported during your journey.
There are many ups and downs in life and at some point we all experience hardship. Sometimes life brings you lower than you think is possible and can make you feel out of control, alone or confused. I would like to be there for you and help you gain the confidence to move forward with hope of a better tomorrow. I work with adults with diverse backgrounds who struggle with a variety of problems including life transitions, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, relationship problems, grief, PTSD and more. I provide a non-judgmental, comforting environment to ensure you feel safe and supported during your journey.
(636) 452-2909 View (636) 452-2909
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Latasha Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, NCC, LPC, SMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
(727) 855-3361 View (727) 855-3361
Photo of Aimee George, Pre-Licensed Professional in Missouri
Aimee George
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Hi! My name is Aimee (she/her/hers) and I am happy you’re here. In the words of Carl Rogers, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Acceptance is an essential component of change. I will accept you just as you are and help you learn to fully accept yourself. Together, through a mindfulness approach, we will begin to work towards the life you desire. We will explore your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations to gain self-awareness. I will assist in helping you track and modify behaviors that you have the desire to change.
Hi! My name is Aimee (she/her/hers) and I am happy you’re here. In the words of Carl Rogers, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Acceptance is an essential component of change. I will accept you just as you are and help you learn to fully accept yourself. Together, through a mindfulness approach, we will begin to work towards the life you desire. We will explore your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations to gain self-awareness. I will assist in helping you track and modify behaviors that you have the desire to change.
(573) 531-5138 View (573) 531-5138
Photo of Emily Malecky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Missouri
Emily Malecky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Dr. Emily Malecky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Doctor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Dr. Malecky considers herself a holistic therapist and borrows from multiple theories and practices including systems theory, empowerment theory, and client center therapy. She utilizes DBT and CBT in her work and will collaborate on your preferences and needs before coming up with a treatment plan together. Dr. Malecky's main goal is to meet you where you are and forge a path together through life's greatest challenges and adventures.
Dr. Emily Malecky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Doctor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Dr. Malecky considers herself a holistic therapist and borrows from multiple theories and practices including systems theory, empowerment theory, and client center therapy. She utilizes DBT and CBT in her work and will collaborate on your preferences and needs before coming up with a treatment plan together. Dr. Malecky's main goal is to meet you where you are and forge a path together through life's greatest challenges and adventures.
(636) 466-8627 View (636) 466-8627
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Quantum Consulting Group LLC
EdD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101
2023 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. You belong here!
2023 is your game changer year! In this world, Black and Brown people experience trauma and oppression daily. This constant stress impacts the way you feel and causes anxiety or depression. You need support from someone who understands your cultural experiences. Now, you can have support from someone who appreciates your pain and suffering because they have had their own struggles to overcome. Well, you do not have to look any further. We would love to provide you the mental health support you need. Remember, we are providing services in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas. You belong here!
(314) 208-2320 View (314) 208-2320
Photo of Tim Beauparlant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Missouri
Tim Beauparlant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Charles, MO 63301
My client is likely in crisis, is in severe emotional pain or is facing a dilemma. This person is needing guidance, emotional support and a safe place to explore their struggles. My client wants to learn more about himself or herself and seeks to travel along their own journey and, along the way, discover his/her own strengths and inner resources. People learn more by discovering something themselves (internally) than by someone telling him what he or she should do (externally).
My client is likely in crisis, is in severe emotional pain or is facing a dilemma. This person is needing guidance, emotional support and a safe place to explore their struggles. My client wants to learn more about himself or herself and seeks to travel along their own journey and, along the way, discover his/her own strengths and inner resources. People learn more by discovering something themselves (internally) than by someone telling him what he or she should do (externally).
(636) 249-2499 View (636) 249-2499
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Dana M. Powell and Associates, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Farmington, MO 63640
Thoughts seem to swirl constantly in your head or weighing you down. Let’s work together in treating your symptoms related to depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Moreover, let’s boost your self-worth and confidence with talk therapy, bibliotherapy, mirror-work, and journaling! We will also look at the benefits of thought stopping, and how to get to the source. We’ll work with other healthcare providers to fully support your overall well-being. We will treat you with the upmost compassion & care! We are here to help you check the emotional baggage that we all seem to accumulate over time and get back to freedom, fulfillment, and fierce!
Thoughts seem to swirl constantly in your head or weighing you down. Let’s work together in treating your symptoms related to depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Moreover, let’s boost your self-worth and confidence with talk therapy, bibliotherapy, mirror-work, and journaling! We will also look at the benefits of thought stopping, and how to get to the source. We’ll work with other healthcare providers to fully support your overall well-being. We will treat you with the upmost compassion & care! We are here to help you check the emotional baggage that we all seem to accumulate over time and get back to freedom, fulfillment, and fierce!
(573) 345-2440 View (573) 345-2440
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Sarah Keto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
Please email me if interested! Are you or your child/adolescent feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with a situation from the past, present, or future? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or other difficult emotions? These symptoms all have a way of letting us know we need to make some adjustments, process some experiences, or learn a new way of acceptance. I would be honored to assist you or your child in finding some peace.
Please email me if interested! Are you or your child/adolescent feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with a situation from the past, present, or future? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or other difficult emotions? These symptoms all have a way of letting us know we need to make some adjustments, process some experiences, or learn a new way of acceptance. I would be honored to assist you or your child in finding some peace.
(816) 312-4328 View (816) 312-4328
Photo of Jessie McLaughlin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri
Jessie McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64105  (Online Only)
Life is hard. So many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction making life feel even harder. Feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, and self-doubt can hold us back. Overthinking and endless negative thoughts can have us ready to give up. Fortunately, those distressing feelings and thoughts don't have to be permanent. You are capable of developing emotional resilience and self-empowerment to enable you thrive. You are worthy of good things.
Life is hard. So many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction making life feel even harder. Feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, and self-doubt can hold us back. Overthinking and endless negative thoughts can have us ready to give up. Fortunately, those distressing feelings and thoughts don't have to be permanent. You are capable of developing emotional resilience and self-empowerment to enable you thrive. You are worthy of good things.
(816) 578-6116 View (816) 578-6116

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Missouri who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Missouri see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Missouri?

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.