Therapists in Villa Ridge, MO

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Emmogene Chepely
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Villa Ridge, MO 63089  (Online Only)
My name is Emmogene (Emma) Chepely, and I’m glad you’re here. I would be honored to help you take the important step toward a better life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Missouri and based in the St. Louis area, and I have over 6 years experience treating trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and LGBTQ+. I use an eclectic and personalized approach in order to provide a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment which fosters growth and learning. I work to build a connection with no shame or judgement.
My name is Emmogene (Emma) Chepely, and I’m glad you’re here. I would be honored to help you take the important step toward a better life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Missouri and based in the St. Louis area, and I have over 6 years experience treating trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and LGBTQ+. I use an eclectic and personalized approach in order to provide a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment which fosters growth and learning. I work to build a connection with no shame or judgement.
(636) 245-0180 View (636) 245-0180
Marcella L Bolzenius
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Villa Ridge, MO 63089
I've been assisting individuals, couples and families for over 20 years in achieving greater self awareness and a clearer vision and path for healthy living. My goal is to help clients overcome or better manage life's obstacles, resolve conflicts and improve relationships.
I've been assisting individuals, couples and families for over 20 years in achieving greater self awareness and a clearer vision and path for healthy living. My goal is to help clients overcome or better manage life's obstacles, resolve conflicts and improve relationships.
(636) 688-8444 View (636) 688-8444
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Emily Malecky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Villa Ridge, MO 63089
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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Alyssa Kohne
Master Social Worker, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Barque Creek, MO 63069
If you’re looking for a therapist who is willing to be just as vulnerable and open as you are, I’m your gal. I’m the therapist that’s willing to laugh, and sometimes even shed a tear with you. My goal as a therapist is not to lead the way, but to give you a map that will help you along your journey. As a clinical social worker, my framework and ethical values differ from other providers. My framework allows me to see strength in everyone, and offer them unconditional support on their path. I consider it an honor to walk this path with you. While I might not have all the answers, we can find the best answers together.
If you’re looking for a therapist who is willing to be just as vulnerable and open as you are, I’m your gal. I’m the therapist that’s willing to laugh, and sometimes even shed a tear with you. My goal as a therapist is not to lead the way, but to give you a map that will help you along your journey. As a clinical social worker, my framework and ethical values differ from other providers. My framework allows me to see strength in everyone, and offer them unconditional support on their path. I consider it an honor to walk this path with you. While I might not have all the answers, we can find the best answers together.
(314) 798-9778 View (314) 798-9778
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Dr. Emily Malecky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to therapy! It's time to start your journey into yourself, invest in yourself, and to write your own story. I will be happy to guide you or just be someone to bounce ideas off of. I have a holistic approach matching treatment and strategy to what you want and need. Let's collaborate and take this journey together.
Hello and welcome to therapy! It's time to start your journey into yourself, invest in yourself, and to write your own story. I will be happy to guide you or just be someone to bounce ideas off of. I have a holistic approach matching treatment and strategy to what you want and need. Let's collaborate and take this journey together.
(573) 492-2109 View (573) 492-2109
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John Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRAADC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific, MO 63069
I graduated from Maryville University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Since that time I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC). I have experience working in Residential Treatment, Outpatient Mental Health Treatment & Individual Therapy. I am confident that we can work together to improve your specific situation.
I graduated from Maryville University with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Since that time I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC). I have experience working in Residential Treatment, Outpatient Mental Health Treatment & Individual Therapy. I am confident that we can work together to improve your specific situation.
(636) 434-1972 View (636) 434-1972
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Elyssa Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Hi! I am a compassionate, caring, client-centered clinician who believes that every one of us has been created to love, to be loved, and to be successful in relationships and life experiences. I also believe that each one of us already has, intrinsically, everything we need for that to happen. Through a connected relationship, utilizing theories and techniques that line up with God’s Word (ie emdr and cbt), I help clients recognize unhealthy thoughts/beliefs, and then change them to be true, functional beliefs that bring peace and empower clients to be successful in their relationships and to make healthy, confident decisions.
Hi! I am a compassionate, caring, client-centered clinician who believes that every one of us has been created to love, to be loved, and to be successful in relationships and life experiences. I also believe that each one of us already has, intrinsically, everything we need for that to happen. Through a connected relationship, utilizing theories and techniques that line up with God’s Word (ie emdr and cbt), I help clients recognize unhealthy thoughts/beliefs, and then change them to be true, functional beliefs that bring peace and empower clients to be successful in their relationships and to make healthy, confident decisions.
(636) 259-4589 View (636) 259-4589
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Matt Gildehaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or sad? I understand how tough that can be. After a 23-year marketing career, I made a mid-life career change; deciding what I really felt called to do was helping people with their most significant life challenges. I am ready to assist individuals, couples or families with issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship challenges. I am particularly interested in helping people through life transition challenges including: divorce, marriage, job loss, death of a loved one, chronic illness, or challenges related to aging.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or sad? I understand how tough that can be. After a 23-year marketing career, I made a mid-life career change; deciding what I really felt called to do was helping people with their most significant life challenges. I am ready to assist individuals, couples or families with issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship challenges. I am particularly interested in helping people through life transition challenges including: divorce, marriage, job loss, death of a loved one, chronic illness, or challenges related to aging.
(636) 352-0307 View (636) 352-0307
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Amber King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
"Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong." Life is a journey and oftentimes along our journey we go through difficult life transitions that can feel impossible to overcome. We may go through feelings of being stuck in the same emotional states, unhealthy relationships or communication patterns that leave us feeling empty and yearning for change. When our lives begin feeling this way, finding a positive support can be crucial in navigating these changes we need to feel better.
"Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong." Life is a journey and oftentimes along our journey we go through difficult life transitions that can feel impossible to overcome. We may go through feelings of being stuck in the same emotional states, unhealthy relationships or communication patterns that leave us feeling empty and yearning for change. When our lives begin feeling this way, finding a positive support can be crucial in navigating these changes we need to feel better.
(636) 306-3450 View (636) 306-3450
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Katie Walker
MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Union, MO 63084
My practice is focused on adult ADHD, as well as folks in ministry who are experiencing stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and marital strain. If you or someone you know fits this description of a struggling professional church worker, please be sure to contact me so I can provide encouragement and resources. You may also visit www.shepherdscanyonretreat.org for additional resources.
My practice is focused on adult ADHD, as well as folks in ministry who are experiencing stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and marital strain. If you or someone you know fits this description of a struggling professional church worker, please be sure to contact me so I can provide encouragement and resources. You may also visit www.shepherdscanyonretreat.org for additional resources.
(636) 243-9262 View (636) 243-9262
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Tayla Gatson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pacific, MO 63069  (Online Only)
I look forward to helping my clients develop the skills they need to improve their life for the better. I encourage my clients to dig deep into their own meaning of life and what their purpose is.
I look forward to helping my clients develop the skills they need to improve their life for the better. I encourage my clients to dig deep into their own meaning of life and what their purpose is.
(636) 948-6475 View (636) 948-6475
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Erin Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Union, MO 63084
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer a strengths-based approach to help my clients embrace the positive and overcome the negative. No matter how dark things can seem, there is always hope. I am here to help anyone struggling to overcome life's obstacles. I am trained in multiculturalism; and all of my interventions are provided in a culturally competent manner. While much of my experience involves helping marginalized groups, I gladly accept clients from all walks of life. Take a step towards a better life and schedule your free phone consultation today!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer a strengths-based approach to help my clients embrace the positive and overcome the negative. No matter how dark things can seem, there is always hope. I am here to help anyone struggling to overcome life's obstacles. I am trained in multiculturalism; and all of my interventions are provided in a culturally competent manner. While much of my experience involves helping marginalized groups, I gladly accept clients from all walks of life. Take a step towards a better life and schedule your free phone consultation today!
(636) 275-0683 View (636) 275-0683
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Kristi L Garner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090  (Online Only)
I specialize in counseling couples, families, and individuals through relationship and parenting struggles, anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression. Are you and your partner struggling to get along or having difficulty with parenting your children? Or maybe you just need a break from day-to-day anxiety and worry? I'm here for you and for all your other issues in between.
I specialize in counseling couples, families, and individuals through relationship and parenting struggles, anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression. Are you and your partner struggling to get along or having difficulty with parenting your children? Or maybe you just need a break from day-to-day anxiety and worry? I'm here for you and for all your other issues in between.
(636) 306-4182 View (636) 306-4182
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Melissa Rothschild
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
I am a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience in public schools as a school psychologist. I have extensive experience with conducting developmental and psychological evaluations to assess the psychological and learning needs of students, developing IEPs and behavior intervention plans, assisting families and students as they navigate the special education process, and providing therapy for children and teens. I provide individual evaluations for children and adolescents to assess for ADHD, autism, giftedness, intellectual delays, developmental delays, and other emotional-behavioral concerns.
I am a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience in public schools as a school psychologist. I have extensive experience with conducting developmental and psychological evaluations to assess the psychological and learning needs of students, developing IEPs and behavior intervention plans, assisting families and students as they navigate the special education process, and providing therapy for children and teens. I provide individual evaluations for children and adolescents to assess for ADHD, autism, giftedness, intellectual delays, developmental delays, and other emotional-behavioral concerns.
(636) 466-8260 View (636) 466-8260
Photo of Lucas Dieckhaus, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lucas Dieckhaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
I help survivors overcome past traumas in order to help them begin to heal. I started my career working in the world of non-profit mental health. It was during this time that I realized that we in the mental health community were often treating the wrong thing, our clients tended to be struggling with Trauma more than anything, but we’d be focused on substance use, depression, and anxiety. This would lead to stagnation, due to the real issues not being addressed. Due to this I focus on the treatment of core issues. I focus on what is holding someone back, and not just the symptoms that are caused by these bigger problems.
I help survivors overcome past traumas in order to help them begin to heal. I started my career working in the world of non-profit mental health. It was during this time that I realized that we in the mental health community were often treating the wrong thing, our clients tended to be struggling with Trauma more than anything, but we’d be focused on substance use, depression, and anxiety. This would lead to stagnation, due to the real issues not being addressed. Due to this I focus on the treatment of core issues. I focus on what is holding someone back, and not just the symptoms that are caused by these bigger problems.
(636) 242-5413 View (636) 242-5413
Photo of Donald A Simpson, MDiv, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Donald A Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
What to do with a difficult child, or with a teen whose behaviors pose real problems. How to keep a job, change one, or stay in school. What to do when identity is unclear, hope is lost, or in a crisis of faith. How to see with a partner a way of love and care. How to act in wisdom. When in need of relief from anxieties or pressures feeling too much to bear, one takes a brave and important step reaching out for qualified help. Working with a mental health professional, one can find integrity and meaning in the midst of pain. One can find healing and hopefulness for facing challenges. One can better understand their life.
What to do with a difficult child, or with a teen whose behaviors pose real problems. How to keep a job, change one, or stay in school. What to do when identity is unclear, hope is lost, or in a crisis of faith. How to see with a partner a way of love and care. How to act in wisdom. When in need of relief from anxieties or pressures feeling too much to bear, one takes a brave and important step reaching out for qualified help. Working with a mental health professional, one can find integrity and meaning in the midst of pain. One can find healing and hopefulness for facing challenges. One can better understand their life.
(636) 466-8280 View (636) 466-8280
Photo of Yael DiPlacido, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Yael DiPlacido
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090  (Online Only)
I facilitate online healing journeys towards life balance, by helping my clients to connect, activate and integrate the dimensions of healing-wisdom that are inherent to all of us. By combining modern, evidence-based approaches with ancient spiritual healing modalities we will embark on a journey of deeper connection with the wisdom of your own mind-heart-body-soul. This work will help you release what is no longer needed and find freedom and authenticity in your choices, self-expression, and relationships. Healing journeys can be facilitated for individuals, couples, and groups and are based on the client's unique goals.
I facilitate online healing journeys towards life balance, by helping my clients to connect, activate and integrate the dimensions of healing-wisdom that are inherent to all of us. By combining modern, evidence-based approaches with ancient spiritual healing modalities we will embark on a journey of deeper connection with the wisdom of your own mind-heart-body-soul. This work will help you release what is no longer needed and find freedom and authenticity in your choices, self-expression, and relationships. Healing journeys can be facilitated for individuals, couples, and groups and are based on the client's unique goals.
(314) 720-6139 View (314) 720-6139
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Lauren Scheidegger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S™, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific, MO 63069
I am a Registered Play Therapist, and I work with children ages 2-12. I have experience working with various issues, and diagnoses. I will work with parents and children to address their issues and concerns, and can include family member throughout the process if needed.
I am a Registered Play Therapist, and I work with children ages 2-12. I have experience working with various issues, and diagnoses. I will work with parents and children to address their issues and concerns, and can include family member throughout the process if needed.
(314) 403-1840 View (314) 403-1840
Photo of Kati Cranmer, LPC-S, MS, RPT-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kati Cranmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
When you are struggling with the complications that come with PTSD, trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, or behavioral issues for yourself (or your child, it can be so hard to gain perspective. All your life experiences can make it hard to see your way through your current season. You may feel lost, alone, and struggling to know what to do next. Having a warm and inviting environment can help you (and/or your child) feel more grounded and able do the work needed to get through and learn to flourish. Through our therapeutic relationship, I can help you navigate through your struggles in order to live your life in full bloom.
When you are struggling with the complications that come with PTSD, trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, or behavioral issues for yourself (or your child, it can be so hard to gain perspective. All your life experiences can make it hard to see your way through your current season. You may feel lost, alone, and struggling to know what to do next. Having a warm and inviting environment can help you (and/or your child) feel more grounded and able do the work needed to get through and learn to flourish. Through our therapeutic relationship, I can help you navigate through your struggles in order to live your life in full bloom.
(636) 202-0983 View (636) 202-0983
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Rebecca Ralston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
As a person and a therapist I work to see everyone as a unique individual who is striving to be the best person he/she can be. I believe issues and events create difficulties that block the progress. My goals are to assist adults, adolescents and children to work through those issues and events and help them continue on their personal journey to health and happiness. I like to help others discover their strengths, abilities and new skills to make individuals stronger and more resilient to work through whatever the universe sends our way.
As a person and a therapist I work to see everyone as a unique individual who is striving to be the best person he/she can be. I believe issues and events create difficulties that block the progress. My goals are to assist adults, adolescents and children to work through those issues and events and help them continue on their personal journey to health and happiness. I like to help others discover their strengths, abilities and new skills to make individuals stronger and more resilient to work through whatever the universe sends our way.
(314) 309-2442 View (314) 309-2442

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Number of Therapists in Villa Ridge, MO

< 10

Therapists in Villa Ridge, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Bipolar Disorder
67% Relationship Issues
67% Addiction
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Villa Ridge, MO see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Villa Ridge?

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.