Therapists in Ithaca, NY

Photo of Rebecca Creamer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ithaca, NY
Rebecca Creamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My pronouns are she/her/hers. I live in New York State and am licensed to provide therapy in both California and New York. I am proudly public school educated, and obtained my Masters Degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. My job history includes work in substance abuse treatment settings as well as at a large state university and a small liberal arts college. With over a decade of experience working with adults in therapy, I combine the skills and knowledge I have gained as a therapist with a genuine interest and curiosity in getting to know you as a person, and tailoring our work to your specific wants and needs.
My pronouns are she/her/hers. I live in New York State and am licensed to provide therapy in both California and New York. I am proudly public school educated, and obtained my Masters Degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. My job history includes work in substance abuse treatment settings as well as at a large state university and a small liberal arts college. With over a decade of experience working with adults in therapy, I combine the skills and knowledge I have gained as a therapist with a genuine interest and curiosity in getting to know you as a person, and tailoring our work to your specific wants and needs.
(607) 298-8094 View (607) 298-8094
Photo of Rebecca Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ithaca, NY
Rebecca Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
I am most skilled in working with people on issues related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and anxiety. I focus on attachment work and believe in everyone's ability to heal. I communicate directly and often use humor in my work with people; I find it's a very effective tool, when used appropriately, to build our therapeutic alliance and do the hard work required to move your life forward.
I am most skilled in working with people on issues related to adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and anxiety. I focus on attachment work and believe in everyone's ability to heal. I communicate directly and often use humor in my work with people; I find it's a very effective tool, when used appropriately, to build our therapeutic alliance and do the hard work required to move your life forward.
(607) 882-6886 View (607) 882-6886
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Alev Ates-Barlas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
** FOR FASTER FOLLOW UP PLEASE EMAIL ONLY FOR ALL INQUIRIES ** I am a family therapist and a certified trauma specialist. I provide comprehensive family, couples and individual therapy. Regardless of the unique nature of what your struggle might be, I begin my work with the provision of a warm, welcoming and respectful environment for my clients.
** FOR FASTER FOLLOW UP PLEASE EMAIL ONLY FOR ALL INQUIRIES ** I am a family therapist and a certified trauma specialist. I provide comprehensive family, couples and individual therapy. Regardless of the unique nature of what your struggle might be, I begin my work with the provision of a warm, welcoming and respectful environment for my clients.
(607) 327-4122 View (607) 327-4122
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Cheryl Delaney
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in certain feelings? We call emotions "feelings" because they are experienced physically first, and then words are put to what is felt. If talking yourself out of uncomfortable feelings isn't working, you may want to try body-based therapy. All of your emotions are needed to fully express yourself, just as a dancer needs a full range of motion, and an artist needs every color. I help clients to cope with uncomfortable and painful feelings in order to open up to feeling safe experiencing the full range of human emotions. I offer traditional talk therapy, body-based therapy, and Walk & Talk therapy.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in certain feelings? We call emotions "feelings" because they are experienced physically first, and then words are put to what is felt. If talking yourself out of uncomfortable feelings isn't working, you may want to try body-based therapy. All of your emotions are needed to fully express yourself, just as a dancer needs a full range of motion, and an artist needs every color. I help clients to cope with uncomfortable and painful feelings in order to open up to feeling safe experiencing the full range of human emotions. I offer traditional talk therapy, body-based therapy, and Walk & Talk therapy.
(607) 536-8553 View (607) 536-8553
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Barbara Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Each life is a gift. I acknowledge and honor each individual that joins me with their most heartfelt challenges to their most celebrated achievements. I use an integrative approach to treat anxiety, depression, trauma in adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer a warm and collaborative approach to tackling your life’s challenges through making concrete goals with you. I have been practicing for several years, working with various populations in the New York City metropolitan area.
Each life is a gift. I acknowledge and honor each individual that joins me with their most heartfelt challenges to their most celebrated achievements. I use an integrative approach to treat anxiety, depression, trauma in adolescents, adults, and couples. I offer a warm and collaborative approach to tackling your life’s challenges through making concrete goals with you. I have been practicing for several years, working with various populations in the New York City metropolitan area.
(607) 678-2243 View (607) 678-2243
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Leslie Ihde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
My approach is influenced by C.G. Jung, Viktor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning) Socratic dialogue, Buddhism and Quaker meetings. I work best with the person who sees their life as a journey of self-discovery. I will help you uncover the solutions that you already have and see the problematics of those solutions. I will help you listen to your muse, interpret your dreams, identify your interpersonal patterns and face the fears and anxieties that haunt you. I will treat your troubles with the utmost respect because they help you learn and grow. Gratitude softens pain. I find parallels between creativity & spiritual inspiration.
My approach is influenced by C.G. Jung, Viktor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning) Socratic dialogue, Buddhism and Quaker meetings. I work best with the person who sees their life as a journey of self-discovery. I will help you uncover the solutions that you already have and see the problematics of those solutions. I will help you listen to your muse, interpret your dreams, identify your interpersonal patterns and face the fears and anxieties that haunt you. I will treat your troubles with the utmost respect because they help you learn and grow. Gratitude softens pain. I find parallels between creativity & spiritual inspiration.
(607) 527-7234 View (607) 527-7234
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Kate Powers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
I believe that we can all benefit from building a connection with others. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, or adjustment and life transitions, I would be happy to assist you! I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate atmosphere, and listen deeply. I look forward to helping you rediscover the strengths you already have inside to achieve a fully authentic life. Together, we will bravely learn to navigate your feelings to help you find renewed clarity and meaning in your life.
I believe that we can all benefit from building a connection with others. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, or adjustment and life transitions, I would be happy to assist you! I offer a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate atmosphere, and listen deeply. I look forward to helping you rediscover the strengths you already have inside to achieve a fully authentic life. Together, we will bravely learn to navigate your feelings to help you find renewed clarity and meaning in your life.
(607) 298-8474 View (607) 298-8474
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Carrie G Ernhout
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, LMHC, RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Dr. Carrie Ernhout is a psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed mental health counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She has considerable clinical experience across multiple settings and enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Carrie tailors her approach to each client based on their needs, goals, and unique strengths. Practicing primarily from a psychodynamic framework, she may draw from various therapeutic interventions based on your particular needs.
Dr. Carrie Ernhout is a psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed mental health counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She has considerable clinical experience across multiple settings and enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Carrie tailors her approach to each client based on their needs, goals, and unique strengths. Practicing primarily from a psychodynamic framework, she may draw from various therapeutic interventions based on your particular needs.
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Skylar Colle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, attachment wounds, sadness, depression, anger, loneliness, stress, relational difficulties, parenting problems, postpartum anxiety, or postpartum depression, I am here to support you and give you tools to heal and improve. My orientation is scientific and evidence based. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Somatic Attachment, and Art Therapy and Movement to support clients in healing mind, body, spirit in a safe space.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, attachment wounds, sadness, depression, anger, loneliness, stress, relational difficulties, parenting problems, postpartum anxiety, or postpartum depression, I am here to support you and give you tools to heal and improve. My orientation is scientific and evidence based. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Somatic Attachment, and Art Therapy and Movement to support clients in healing mind, body, spirit in a safe space.
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Cynthia Overstreet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
Being human isn't easy. Being with other humans can be even more difficult! Looking for new ways to deal with the challenges of life, relationships, and the negative repetitive patterns in your own brain? Sometimes it helps to talk to someone in a non-judgmental, open and curious way to help sort things out, explore new ground, practice new responses to the same old patterns, or know yourself (and a loved one) in a new way.
Being human isn't easy. Being with other humans can be even more difficult! Looking for new ways to deal with the challenges of life, relationships, and the negative repetitive patterns in your own brain? Sometimes it helps to talk to someone in a non-judgmental, open and curious way to help sort things out, explore new ground, practice new responses to the same old patterns, or know yourself (and a loved one) in a new way.
(607) 283-2064 View (607) 283-2064
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Ellen Zaslaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Treatment is tailored to the needs and preferences of the client. Some situations call for deep introspection, others for charting one's way through a predicament, and still others for behavioral or other targeted techniques. I have tools for all of these.
Treatment is tailored to the needs and preferences of the client. Some situations call for deep introspection, others for charting one's way through a predicament, and still others for behavioral or other targeted techniques. I have tools for all of these.
(607) 269-4174 x607257 View (607) 269-4174 x607257
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EMDResilience
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
Life, at any age, can sometimes feel like too much. Anxiety, pain, loss-it’s all a part of being human. Life is tough, and it’s okay to seek help. You need support when your usual networks fall short. We all yearn for someone who “gets” us, without judgment and with joy.
Life, at any age, can sometimes feel like too much. Anxiety, pain, loss-it’s all a part of being human. Life is tough, and it’s okay to seek help. You need support when your usual networks fall short. We all yearn for someone who “gets” us, without judgment and with joy.
(607) 366-2497 View (607) 366-2497
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Sheila McCue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I believe the usefulness of therapy lies in the relationship the counselor and client create together. It is there that the client is able to safely explore the challenges of life. Within that relationship, personal strengths are cultivated, while weaknesses are identified and skills developed to inform how best to navigate through one's life fully. I have worked with students struggling under the pressures of academia; couples working to keep a relationship strong; couple's in the midst of separation/divorce; Individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.
I believe the usefulness of therapy lies in the relationship the counselor and client create together. It is there that the client is able to safely explore the challenges of life. Within that relationship, personal strengths are cultivated, while weaknesses are identified and skills developed to inform how best to navigate through one's life fully. I have worked with students struggling under the pressures of academia; couples working to keep a relationship strong; couple's in the midst of separation/divorce; Individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.
(607) 233-4314 View (607) 233-4314
Susan A. Baker-Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850  (Online Only)
I offer a highly personalized approach to help you achieve the growth you seek. In a therapeutic alliance, I’ll assist you to restore and sustain your well-being, considering all aspects of your life: emotional, relational, occupational, intellectual, physical and spiritual. People I’ve met with say I’m a compassionate, caring, and committed therapist who’s helped them achieve the results they wanted. It takes courage and strength to ask for help. Please don’t hesitate to contact me today!
I offer a highly personalized approach to help you achieve the growth you seek. In a therapeutic alliance, I’ll assist you to restore and sustain your well-being, considering all aspects of your life: emotional, relational, occupational, intellectual, physical and spiritual. People I’ve met with say I’m a compassionate, caring, and committed therapist who’s helped them achieve the results they wanted. It takes courage and strength to ask for help. Please don’t hesitate to contact me today!
(607) 744-6075 View (607) 744-6075
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Lori Davis
DNP, CSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Feeling stuck in your sex life? Feel disconnected from your partner? Feeling shut down and turned off? You are not alone and sex counseling can help. Hi, I’m Lori and I specialize in helping individuals and couples like you to find their way to more passionate and connected sex lives. Sex and relationships don’t come with instruction manuals, and even the best of partners can struggle to keep their sex lives passionate and intimate over the long haul. As a certified sex counselor, I know that everyone can use a little help sometimes to build the passionate, intimate sex lives that work for them.
Feeling stuck in your sex life? Feel disconnected from your partner? Feeling shut down and turned off? You are not alone and sex counseling can help. Hi, I’m Lori and I specialize in helping individuals and couples like you to find their way to more passionate and connected sex lives. Sex and relationships don’t come with instruction manuals, and even the best of partners can struggle to keep their sex lives passionate and intimate over the long haul. As a certified sex counselor, I know that everyone can use a little help sometimes to build the passionate, intimate sex lives that work for them.
(607) 862-5215 View (607) 862-5215
Photo of Amanda Walts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ithaca, NY
Amanda Walts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
Many of us look 'fine' on the outside, but inside it's more complicated than that. You may have feelings of uncertainty or insecurity, worry about some aspects of the future, or be dealing with fallout from the past. You may be struggling with challenging symptoms such as anxiousness, a sense of life dissatisfaction, or feeling 'low' much of the time. All of this is part of being a human in a complex time, and often this can be addressed by counseling. Talking and processing with another person can provide so much relief. I help by creating a safe space where you can feel free to, at your own pace, explore current challenges.
Many of us look 'fine' on the outside, but inside it's more complicated than that. You may have feelings of uncertainty or insecurity, worry about some aspects of the future, or be dealing with fallout from the past. You may be struggling with challenging symptoms such as anxiousness, a sense of life dissatisfaction, or feeling 'low' much of the time. All of this is part of being a human in a complex time, and often this can be addressed by counseling. Talking and processing with another person can provide so much relief. I help by creating a safe space where you can feel free to, at your own pace, explore current challenges.
(607) 882-6022 View (607) 882-6022
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Karen Tranter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to individuals, couples, families and businesses. Everyone has special strengths to deal with life's challenges, relationship troubles and stressors. Psychotherapy can help with these dilemmas. I believe that a genuine client/therapist relationship is vital for counseling to be effective and meaningful. I will help you feel comfortable by providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental atmosphere. In this way, we will work together to help you make the necessary changes to successfully solve problems, strengthen relationships and improve your quality of life.
(607) 545-4606 View (607) 545-4606
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Lexy Smith
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, CASAC-T
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
It is my belief that all clients have the ability and resources within themselves to heal. I aim to guide clients in learning to trust the therapeutic process and enhance their belief in themselves while also infusing creativity and humor, as appropriate. I gently support children, adolescents, and adults in taking steps to build resiliency, heal from within, and normalize the experience of being human in this world. I ensure that clients of all intersecting identities, and every emotion they bring with them, are welcome and will be provided validation and space.
It is my belief that all clients have the ability and resources within themselves to heal. I aim to guide clients in learning to trust the therapeutic process and enhance their belief in themselves while also infusing creativity and humor, as appropriate. I gently support children, adolescents, and adults in taking steps to build resiliency, heal from within, and normalize the experience of being human in this world. I ensure that clients of all intersecting identities, and every emotion they bring with them, are welcome and will be provided validation and space.
(607) 260-3100 View (607) 260-3100
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Tompkins Community Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hi, My name is Adam Scholl, LCSW-R and I own a MH clinic in downtown Ithaca. Tompkins Community Counseling is a small, family owned mental health clinic located in downtown Ithaca. All of our clinicians have over 25 years experience and each offers a variety of specialties to treat various mental health concerns. We are currently accepting new referrals. We are in-network with Aetna insurance, and we submit claims for our clients with other insurance policies. We do this because it helps support our mission of removing barriers between you and counseling.
Hi, My name is Adam Scholl, LCSW-R and I own a MH clinic in downtown Ithaca. Tompkins Community Counseling is a small, family owned mental health clinic located in downtown Ithaca. All of our clinicians have over 25 years experience and each offers a variety of specialties to treat various mental health concerns. We are currently accepting new referrals. We are in-network with Aetna insurance, and we submit claims for our clients with other insurance policies. We do this because it helps support our mission of removing barriers between you and counseling.
(607) 208-7723 View (607) 208-7723
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Paul Mikowski, Psychologist PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ithaca, NY 14850
Waitlist for new clients
I believe I can help you feel better if you experience overwhelming stress, sadness, or addictions. I focus on your individual needs and use the techniques that work, including psychotherapy, meditation, or short- term change strategies. You can feel better.
I believe I can help you feel better if you experience overwhelming stress, sadness, or addictions. I focus on your individual needs and use the techniques that work, including psychotherapy, meditation, or short- term change strategies. You can feel better.
(607) 289-2101 View (607) 289-2101

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Number of Therapists in Ithaca, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Ithaca, NY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Ithaca, NY see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ithaca?

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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.