Therapists in Burke County, NC

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Photo of Gwynn J Austin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Burke County, NC
Gwynn J Austin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
People are complex and sometimes need help sorting through difficulties. Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern--a relationship malfunction or an unhealthy life-style--which you have tried to change, and cannot? The key to unlocking the process of change is to develop awareness of the underlying meanings behind these patterns, the "the how and why" of the patterns. When you compassionately understand how your implicit beliefs inform your actions and experience, you can help your system heal. All parts of your system need conscious connection with you, It is designed to heal. My role is to facilitate that natural process.
People are complex and sometimes need help sorting through difficulties. Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern--a relationship malfunction or an unhealthy life-style--which you have tried to change, and cannot? The key to unlocking the process of change is to develop awareness of the underlying meanings behind these patterns, the "the how and why" of the patterns. When you compassionately understand how your implicit beliefs inform your actions and experience, you can help your system heal. All parts of your system need conscious connection with you, It is designed to heal. My role is to facilitate that natural process.
(828) 332-5553 View (828) 332-5553
Photo of Dr. Tora Kincaid, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Burke County, NC
Dr. Tora Kincaid
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC, BC-CTMH
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
Do you get exhausted seeing all the confusion in the world today? Does it seem like everything is backward and no one seems to care anymore? Prices have skyrocketed and you can’t seem to get ahead. You feel like you are stuck in a rut and most days you don’t even want to get out of bed because it all just seems so pointless. You’re tired of being sick and tired and you just feel frustrated and numb if you feel anything at all. All of this can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, and being overwhelmed. If this describes you, then you are not alone! You can’t expect this to just go away.
Do you get exhausted seeing all the confusion in the world today? Does it seem like everything is backward and no one seems to care anymore? Prices have skyrocketed and you can’t seem to get ahead. You feel like you are stuck in a rut and most days you don’t even want to get out of bed because it all just seems so pointless. You’re tired of being sick and tired and you just feel frustrated and numb if you feel anything at all. All of this can lead to anxiety, depression, anger, and being overwhelmed. If this describes you, then you are not alone! You can’t expect this to just go away.
(828) 662-3853 View (828) 662-3853
Photo of Callie Bridges Perez, Counselor in Burke County, NC
Callie Bridges Perez
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
Everyone has a story. Sometimes the story has a happy ending, but often it is a journey filled with ups and downs. You or your child’s story may include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, or family and relationship issues. Therapy is a great place to start processing your unique story. Talking in a confidential, supportive space can provide the perspective needed to heal and to find hope and clarity again.
Everyone has a story. Sometimes the story has a happy ending, but often it is a journey filled with ups and downs. You or your child’s story may include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, or family and relationship issues. Therapy is a great place to start processing your unique story. Talking in a confidential, supportive space can provide the perspective needed to heal and to find hope and clarity again.
(828) 622-4262 View (828) 622-4262
Photo of Joseph W Bretz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Burke County, NC
Joseph W Bretz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655  (Online Only)
I utilize an integrative person-centered approach to not only alleviate symptoms short term but resolve underlying issues that drive those symptoms thus producing a longer lasting result. I am open to incorporating your religious or philosophical belief system into your therapeutic work.
I utilize an integrative person-centered approach to not only alleviate symptoms short term but resolve underlying issues that drive those symptoms thus producing a longer lasting result. I am open to incorporating your religious or philosophical belief system into your therapeutic work.
(828) 392-5268 View (828) 392-5268
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Christina Crim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
I seek to create an open, safe space for others to truly feel comfortable exploring their struggles, their hopes and themselves. Using the healing power of connection and community, I believe the therapeutic relationship can be one that facilitates self-growth, resiliency, and empowerment of one's authentic self.
I seek to create an open, safe space for others to truly feel comfortable exploring their struggles, their hopes and themselves. Using the healing power of connection and community, I believe the therapeutic relationship can be one that facilitates self-growth, resiliency, and empowerment of one's authentic self.
(828) 554-2367 View (828) 554-2367
Photo of Shelley Haney, Pastoral Counselor in Burke County, NC
Shelley Haney
Pastoral Counselor, BS, BCCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
My life experiences and personal testimony is evidence of God's ability to restore and redeem. My journey in becoming a counselor has given me an understanding for the need to see others through God's perspective, a holistic view in providing care and compassion, while ministering to individuals using various resources and methods. No one person or situation is alike. The uniqueness to your story requires personal insight while allowing the Holy Spirit to heal the inner person. I use biblically based teaching intertwined with psychological tools, to minister to the entire person: mind, body, spirit, soul.
My life experiences and personal testimony is evidence of God's ability to restore and redeem. My journey in becoming a counselor has given me an understanding for the need to see others through God's perspective, a holistic view in providing care and compassion, while ministering to individuals using various resources and methods. No one person or situation is alike. The uniqueness to your story requires personal insight while allowing the Holy Spirit to heal the inner person. I use biblically based teaching intertwined with psychological tools, to minister to the entire person: mind, body, spirit, soul.
(828) 949-1267 View (828) 949-1267
Photo of Ami J Silva, Licensed Professional Counselor in Burke County, NC
Ami J Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Not accepting new clients
Everyone’s journey is different. At times, this journey is wonderful and inspiring, and other times it can be overwhelming or exhausting. My mission is to support children, adolescents, families, and adults of all ages as we identify your unique qualities and resources. Together we will navigate the challenges you are experiencing, draw on your strengths, and seek manageable steps that empower you. It is okay to ask for someone to walk alongside you during this journey, and comforting to have someone new on your team!
Everyone’s journey is different. At times, this journey is wonderful and inspiring, and other times it can be overwhelming or exhausting. My mission is to support children, adolescents, families, and adults of all ages as we identify your unique qualities and resources. Together we will navigate the challenges you are experiencing, draw on your strengths, and seek manageable steps that empower you. It is okay to ask for someone to walk alongside you during this journey, and comforting to have someone new on your team!
(980) 243-0769 View (980) 243-0769
Photo of Jacqueline Van Arnold, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Jacqueline Van Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be scary, but taking that first step can change your life for the better. If you are ready to start taking control of your life, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients create the life they envision for themselves. For some, that may be having stronger and healthier relationships. For others, it may be developing a deeper love for oneself. You may wish to advance in your career, be a better parent, or heal the wounds of trauma. If you are picturing a different life for yourself, now may the time to start making that picture a reality.
Asking for help can be scary, but taking that first step can change your life for the better. If you are ready to start taking control of your life, I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients create the life they envision for themselves. For some, that may be having stronger and healthier relationships. For others, it may be developing a deeper love for oneself. You may wish to advance in your career, be a better parent, or heal the wounds of trauma. If you are picturing a different life for yourself, now may the time to start making that picture a reality.
(828) 532-3915 View (828) 532-3915
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Spark Counseling and Behavioral Services PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
“When we decide to own our stories and live our truth, we bring our light to the darkness.” - Brene Brown Just like therapy, owning your own story is a process. Together we can manage life’s difficulties. Working from an individualistic approach, each session will be tailored to you, your needs & your desires.
“When we decide to own our stories and live our truth, we bring our light to the darkness.” - Brene Brown Just like therapy, owning your own story is a process. Together we can manage life’s difficulties. Working from an individualistic approach, each session will be tailored to you, your needs & your desires.
(828) 677-2332 View (828) 677-2332
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Richard Donlavage
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
As a Register Play Therapist, I utilize the power of play to create a welcoming and creative environment for my clients. Families often call me due to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I utilize evidenced based practices grounded in play to help your family sort through these challenges and explore solutions. “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Mr. Rogers
As a Register Play Therapist, I utilize the power of play to create a welcoming and creative environment for my clients. Families often call me due to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I utilize evidenced based practices grounded in play to help your family sort through these challenges and explore solutions. “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Mr. Rogers
(828) 330-8625 View (828) 330-8625
Photo of Tammy Virginia Shingleton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Burke County, NC
Tammy Virginia Shingleton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Throughout my life I have become so aware of the importance of having someone who will listen, someone who will offer compassion without judgment. Throughout my career I have strived to place that understanding in focus as I worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and the lifelong pains of trauma.
Throughout my life I have become so aware of the importance of having someone who will listen, someone who will offer compassion without judgment. Throughout my career I have strived to place that understanding in focus as I worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and the lifelong pains of trauma.
(828) 548-1647 x500 View (828) 548-1647 x500
Photo of Allison Lane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Allison Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to take the first step to participate in therapy. I begin my work with a focus on relationship building as the therapeutic relationship is essential to a successful therapy experience. I believe it is critical to view clients from a non-judgmental perspective, and recognize that each individual is capable of obtaining a meaningful life. I provide a safe space for clients to address the challenges that prevent them from living the life they desire. My role is to facilitate growth and meaning-making of those experiences that are most relevant to the clients I serve.
It takes courage to take the first step to participate in therapy. I begin my work with a focus on relationship building as the therapeutic relationship is essential to a successful therapy experience. I believe it is critical to view clients from a non-judgmental perspective, and recognize that each individual is capable of obtaining a meaningful life. I provide a safe space for clients to address the challenges that prevent them from living the life they desire. My role is to facilitate growth and meaning-making of those experiences that are most relevant to the clients I serve.
(828) 471-4590 View (828) 471-4590
Photo of Tami Grossens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Tami Grossens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Every situation presents us with the opportunity to view things from 2 perspectives. My goal is to help each client find their own clear perspective. I work with the person's own strengths and abilities to help each person achieve their fullest potential. I have experience working with and enjoy treating a variety of symptoms and issues including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, victims of abuse, PTSD, stress management, phase of life issues, grief and loss, relationship stressors, academic and vocational issues.
Every situation presents us with the opportunity to view things from 2 perspectives. My goal is to help each client find their own clear perspective. I work with the person's own strengths and abilities to help each person achieve their fullest potential. I have experience working with and enjoy treating a variety of symptoms and issues including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, victims of abuse, PTSD, stress management, phase of life issues, grief and loss, relationship stressors, academic and vocational issues.
(828) 615-4074 View (828) 615-4074
Photo of David Oakes Kneen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
David Oakes Kneen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
I love being a biblical counselor because I love seeing God bring hope and change into the tender and difficult places of our relationships, emotions, and pains of life. It is such a privilege to be invited into the lives of my clients. I see clients with marital, parenting, and other relationship struggles. I see them as they are coping with trauma, grief, and the usual transitions and struggles of life. I see them as they engage with anxiety, depression, or the weight of guilt and shame. I would be thrilled to join you, for a time, along your path.
I love being a biblical counselor because I love seeing God bring hope and change into the tender and difficult places of our relationships, emotions, and pains of life. It is such a privilege to be invited into the lives of my clients. I see clients with marital, parenting, and other relationship struggles. I see them as they are coping with trauma, grief, and the usual transitions and struggles of life. I see them as they engage with anxiety, depression, or the weight of guilt and shame. I would be thrilled to join you, for a time, along your path.
(704) 469-4235 View (704) 469-4235
Photo of Tom McDaniel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Tom McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I assist adults seeking help with mild dysthymia, situational depression or anxiety, stress, relationship problems, career concerns, loss, meaning, mortality and other existential issues. I tailor an approach specific to your need. Existential therapy is my foundation though I use an eclectic approach and draw upon various therapies. Therapy may be brief in duration or lengthy. It is sometimes uncomfortable - the "price" of honest introspection and change. I don't have your "answer" but will help you seek it. I strive - in the words of Irvin Yalom - to help "remove obstacles blocking the patient's path".
I assist adults seeking help with mild dysthymia, situational depression or anxiety, stress, relationship problems, career concerns, loss, meaning, mortality and other existential issues. I tailor an approach specific to your need. Existential therapy is my foundation though I use an eclectic approach and draw upon various therapies. Therapy may be brief in duration or lengthy. It is sometimes uncomfortable - the "price" of honest introspection and change. I don't have your "answer" but will help you seek it. I strive - in the words of Irvin Yalom - to help "remove obstacles blocking the patient's path".
(704) 380-9245 View (704) 380-9245
Photo of Margaret Huss, Licensed Professional Counselor in Burke County, NC
Margaret Huss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
Life transitions are a part of our journey and, while some are rewarding, some are a challenge. Whether you are struggling with something personally or professionally, you could benefit from working with a therapist who understands and can help guide you through the work to initiate change in your life. My approach is holistic, honest, and interactive with a little humor thrown in when needed. Clients appreciate my authenticity and ability to “be real” with them regarding how best to tackle current issues and concerns. I encourage my clients to start with small steps and move toward what speaks to their heart and their values.
Life transitions are a part of our journey and, while some are rewarding, some are a challenge. Whether you are struggling with something personally or professionally, you could benefit from working with a therapist who understands and can help guide you through the work to initiate change in your life. My approach is holistic, honest, and interactive with a little humor thrown in when needed. Clients appreciate my authenticity and ability to “be real” with them regarding how best to tackle current issues and concerns. I encourage my clients to start with small steps and move toward what speaks to their heart and their values.
(828) 554-7720 x101 View (828) 554-7720 x101
Photo of Jill Brooks, Marriage & Family Therapist in Burke County, NC
Jill Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Many of my clients say that, in one way or another, their life just seems disjointed, frustrating, overwhelming, lonely and confusing. Sometimes that is a description of their inner state of mind, or it could describe how they feel within their most personal relationships. Others report a significant life change that has thrown them off course. It could be a career crossroad, a traumatic event/upbringing, a relational struggle, or a spiritual battle that brings them to seek therapy.
Many of my clients say that, in one way or another, their life just seems disjointed, frustrating, overwhelming, lonely and confusing. Sometimes that is a description of their inner state of mind, or it could describe how they feel within their most personal relationships. Others report a significant life change that has thrown them off course. It could be a career crossroad, a traumatic event/upbringing, a relational struggle, or a spiritual battle that brings them to seek therapy.
(828) 414-2505 View (828) 414-2505
Photo of Paula Garrard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Paula Garrard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have worked over the last 15 + years helping people through difficult times in their lives. I am compassionate, caring and offer a safe place to express your feelings without judgement, to improve your life regardless of the issues you face. I help people experiencing loss and grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, life changes, self-worth, relationship/marital issues, chronic/terminal illness, adjustment at retirement, and many other issues that maybe keeping you from living your best life. The holistic approach I incorporate is always tailored to your specific issues and needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have worked over the last 15 + years helping people through difficult times in their lives. I am compassionate, caring and offer a safe place to express your feelings without judgement, to improve your life regardless of the issues you face. I help people experiencing loss and grief, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, life changes, self-worth, relationship/marital issues, chronic/terminal illness, adjustment at retirement, and many other issues that maybe keeping you from living your best life. The holistic approach I incorporate is always tailored to your specific issues and needs.
(828) 900-2599 View (828) 900-2599
Photo of Clear Perspective, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Burke County, NC
Clear Perspective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655
Are you having difficulty moving forward from a trauma in your past? Do you feel that anxiety prevents you from living the life you would like to live? Do you feel that parenting offers challenges that you could use some help working through? These are only a few of the issues that the clinicians at Clear Perspective can help you with. The clinicians at Clear Perspective use a client centered approach matching the skills and methods to meet your individual needs. We want to help our clients live up to their fullest potential and find their own clear perspective.
Are you having difficulty moving forward from a trauma in your past? Do you feel that anxiety prevents you from living the life you would like to live? Do you feel that parenting offers challenges that you could use some help working through? These are only a few of the issues that the clinicians at Clear Perspective can help you with. The clinicians at Clear Perspective use a client centered approach matching the skills and methods to meet your individual needs. We want to help our clients live up to their fullest potential and find their own clear perspective.
(828) 475-1452 View (828) 475-1452
Photo of Jolene R Gervasi, Counselor in Burke County, NC
Jolene R Gervasi
Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morganton, NC 28655  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients for remote sessions only "What's past is prologue" PROLOGUE, which means your past is not the whole story! You are the author of your future. You can grow, learn, and heal. You can "dwell in possibility." I believe that you possess the raw materials for growth, I believe you possess strengths and skills to heal, and I believe you have a unique story to tell and a right to be heard. I will strive to provide a safe and sacred space for you to share your story. I believe that mutual respect and trust between counselor and client makes all the difference.
Currently accepting new clients for remote sessions only "What's past is prologue" PROLOGUE, which means your past is not the whole story! You are the author of your future. You can grow, learn, and heal. You can "dwell in possibility." I believe that you possess the raw materials for growth, I believe you possess strengths and skills to heal, and I believe you have a unique story to tell and a right to be heard. I will strive to provide a safe and sacred space for you to share your story. I believe that mutual respect and trust between counselor and client makes all the difference.
(828) 338-2029 View (828) 338-2029

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Number of Therapists in Burke County, NC

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Burke County, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Stress
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Burke County, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Burke County?

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.