Therapists in Polk County, OR

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Photo of Karen S Van Acker She Her Hers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Karen S Van Acker She Her Hers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304  (Online Only)
You work so hard to become a professional and then Wham, out of nowhere you begin to experience anxiety or a feeling that maybe you don't know what you are doing after all. Your supervisor's communication feels like sandpaper and you get emotional without apparent reason. The work just doesn't feel like what you expected and you just feel out of sorts. You begin to realize you are using substances and some pretty unhealthy behavior just to cope. I mean it was fine in college but now it keeps you from feeling good. You need support from someone that gets it. You just need to get back on track.
You work so hard to become a professional and then Wham, out of nowhere you begin to experience anxiety or a feeling that maybe you don't know what you are doing after all. Your supervisor's communication feels like sandpaper and you get emotional without apparent reason. The work just doesn't feel like what you expected and you just feel out of sorts. You begin to realize you are using substances and some pretty unhealthy behavior just to cope. I mean it was fine in college but now it keeps you from feeling good. You need support from someone that gets it. You just need to get back on track.
(503) 897-9585 View (503) 897-9585
Photo of Nancy L Link, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Nancy L Link
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monmouth, OR 97361  (Online Only)
Over 29 years experience as a licensed counselor. Are you looking for a positive change in your life? I can help you. I believe that growth is an essential ingredient for a fulfilling life. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. My training and experience is extensive. It includes being certified as a DEH@ practitioner, individual, couple, family therapy, Play/Sand/Art Therapy, hypnosis, and Spiritual Direction/life path exploration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, trained in Spiritual direction, and certified in delivery of Tele Mental Health services.
Over 29 years experience as a licensed counselor. Are you looking for a positive change in your life? I can help you. I believe that growth is an essential ingredient for a fulfilling life. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. My training and experience is extensive. It includes being certified as a DEH@ practitioner, individual, couple, family therapy, Play/Sand/Art Therapy, hypnosis, and Spiritual Direction/life path exploration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, trained in Spiritual direction, and certified in delivery of Tele Mental Health services.
(503) 980-3226 View (503) 980-3226
Photo of Trevor Mcmurray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, OR
Trevor Mcmurray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
I have served in the mental health field for nearly two decades, assisting countless people overcome challenges and lead more fulfilling lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor assisting. My practice is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence - based interventions. I also use EMDR to assist clients experiencing the emotional and physical impact of traumatic events.
I have served in the mental health field for nearly two decades, assisting countless people overcome challenges and lead more fulfilling lives. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor assisting. My practice is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence - based interventions. I also use EMDR to assist clients experiencing the emotional and physical impact of traumatic events.
(503) 376-6734 View (503) 376-6734
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Jay Otterstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monmouth, OR 97361  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jay Otterstrom of Otterstrom Counseling & Consulting. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience, I have developed an integrative approach to counseling that enhances the skills, resilience, capacity, and strength of the people I work with. I believe that everyone can recover, heal, grow, develop and reach a higher state of emotional and mental well-being. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I deeply desire to help people overcome obstacles and reach their health goals.
Hi, I'm Jay Otterstrom of Otterstrom Counseling & Consulting. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience, I have developed an integrative approach to counseling that enhances the skills, resilience, capacity, and strength of the people I work with. I believe that everyone can recover, heal, grow, develop and reach a higher state of emotional and mental well-being. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I deeply desire to help people overcome obstacles and reach their health goals.
(503) 694-4531 View (503) 694-4531
Photo of Kevin R Reilly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Kevin R Reilly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
I specialize in working with adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they pursue lifelong goals. I count it a privilege to assist people as they seek to grow towards their best quality of life. I provide a value-based approach to decision making and behavioral interventions while assisting people to experience positive change through the therapy process. I work with them to help recognize and develop a growth mindset focused on personal strengths. I acknowledge the need for human dignity and promote mental, emotional and spiritual well being.
I specialize in working with adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they pursue lifelong goals. I count it a privilege to assist people as they seek to grow towards their best quality of life. I provide a value-based approach to decision making and behavioral interventions while assisting people to experience positive change through the therapy process. I work with them to help recognize and develop a growth mindset focused on personal strengths. I acknowledge the need for human dignity and promote mental, emotional and spiritual well being.
(971) 297-3642 View (971) 297-3642
Photo of Deborah Kennedy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Deborah Kennedy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Do you ever feel stuck in life? Like the world keeps moving forward but YOUR world is standing still? I'll be honest...change is hard! Life transitions, trauma, anxiety and depression can take it's toll...especially if you don't have the support and tools to cope with moving forward. This is what I offer - authentic support that meets your needs in a way that allows you to dream again and step into who you were meant to be. Together, we will get to the root of your pain, bring healing and lasting change.
Do you ever feel stuck in life? Like the world keeps moving forward but YOUR world is standing still? I'll be honest...change is hard! Life transitions, trauma, anxiety and depression can take it's toll...especially if you don't have the support and tools to cope with moving forward. This is what I offer - authentic support that meets your needs in a way that allows you to dream again and step into who you were meant to be. Together, we will get to the root of your pain, bring healing and lasting change.
(503) 766-5659 View (503) 766-5659
Photo of Mechelle M Millmaker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Mechelle M Millmaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dallas, OR 97338
I am currently offering both virtual and in person care. My office is located in downtown Salem, OR. My goal is to make care accessible to those who need it. Providing virtual care cuts down on your time spent driving to appointments, waiting in waiting rooms, and provides an opportunity for those that are unable to come to a physical location the ability to access services. I also understand that there is value in providing face to face appointments and virtual care is not always a good option for all, therefore I now offer in person appointments on Fridays and Saturdays.
I am currently offering both virtual and in person care. My office is located in downtown Salem, OR. My goal is to make care accessible to those who need it. Providing virtual care cuts down on your time spent driving to appointments, waiting in waiting rooms, and provides an opportunity for those that are unable to come to a physical location the ability to access services. I also understand that there is value in providing face to face appointments and virtual care is not always a good option for all, therefore I now offer in person appointments on Fridays and Saturdays.
(503) 506-4776 View (503) 506-4776
Photo of Shauna Ann Fries, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, OR
Shauna Ann Fries
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
I am accepting NEW clients. I am seeking clients who are ready to work on their personal struggles and gain insight into what is triggering symptoms. I am interested in individuals who are on the spectrum, the LGBTQIA community, Self-esteems and self love concerns, generational trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and depression. I primarily run my practice Friday through Sunday, with some flexibility. Fot questions, please contact me.
I am accepting NEW clients. I am seeking clients who are ready to work on their personal struggles and gain insight into what is triggering symptoms. I am interested in individuals who are on the spectrum, the LGBTQIA community, Self-esteems and self love concerns, generational trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and depression. I primarily run my practice Friday through Sunday, with some flexibility. Fot questions, please contact me.
(503) 461-2996 View (503) 461-2996
Photo of Compassionate Comfort Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, OR
Compassionate Comfort Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Now accepting new clients for our Salem and Beaverton offices. At Compassionate Comfort Counseling, LLC we provide accessible and personalized mental health counseling and therapy, either in-person or virtually. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy sessions.
Now accepting new clients for our Salem and Beaverton offices. At Compassionate Comfort Counseling, LLC we provide accessible and personalized mental health counseling and therapy, either in-person or virtually. We offer individual, couple, and family therapy sessions.
(503) 479-2888 View (503) 479-2888
Photo of Ashley E Berg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Polk County, OR
Ashley E Berg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, OR 97338
100% teletherapy - no in person sessions. I have a specialization working with law enforcement, first responders and military. I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide telehealth in the state of Oregon, California and Kansaas. I am also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and CIT. Shoot me an email if you have any questions that I didn't address on this website.
100% teletherapy - no in person sessions. I have a specialization working with law enforcement, first responders and military. I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide telehealth in the state of Oregon, California and Kansaas. I am also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and CIT. Shoot me an email if you have any questions that I didn't address on this website.
(458) 218-8654 View (458) 218-8654
Photo of Lola Carlile, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Lola Carlile
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
As an expressive art therapy counselor, I am able to offer a quiet, serene, and peaceful interactive environment that will allow you to explore your life and improve the quality of your life. You need not have any experience. We will work together to provide you with tools to enhance your journey through life. I work with children, young adults, teens, women, and a limited number of families.
As an expressive art therapy counselor, I am able to offer a quiet, serene, and peaceful interactive environment that will allow you to explore your life and improve the quality of your life. You need not have any experience. We will work together to provide you with tools to enhance your journey through life. I work with children, young adults, teens, women, and a limited number of families.
(971) 253-7698 View (971) 253-7698
Photo of Enlighten Counseling and Consulting, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Enlighten Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for new clients; both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
Waitlist for new clients; both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
(503) 386-0388 View (503) 386-0388
Photo of Sarah Blanton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, OR
Sarah Blanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
Now accepting new clients for April 1st, cash pay only. Thank you for exploring my practice. I believe in supporting people to find optimal life balance through attention to emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. Through compassionate listening and attention, we'll collaborate on what wellness means to you and what that can look like moving forward. With 20+ yrs of experience working in healthcare and community mental health, I've been guiding people through life transitions, living with illness, grief, and bereavement, and navigating the role of adult caregiver. My practice style is person-centered and strengths-based.
Now accepting new clients for April 1st, cash pay only. Thank you for exploring my practice. I believe in supporting people to find optimal life balance through attention to emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. Through compassionate listening and attention, we'll collaborate on what wellness means to you and what that can look like moving forward. With 20+ yrs of experience working in healthcare and community mental health, I've been guiding people through life transitions, living with illness, grief, and bereavement, and navigating the role of adult caregiver. My practice style is person-centered and strengths-based.
(971) 298-8244 View (971) 298-8244
Photo of Lori D. Riha, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Lori D. Riha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individuals who are open to learning, growing, and problem-solving. My focus is that each individual has potential to make changes in their life if needed. I believe with determination and constructive tools, individuals can reach the goals that they have set for themselves. I have experience working with teens and adults. I have worked with individuals dealing with all types of mental health issues as well as working through all different types of relationship issues.
I enjoy working with individuals who are open to learning, growing, and problem-solving. My focus is that each individual has potential to make changes in their life if needed. I believe with determination and constructive tools, individuals can reach the goals that they have set for themselves. I have experience working with teens and adults. I have worked with individuals dealing with all types of mental health issues as well as working through all different types of relationship issues.
(971) 273-1797 View (971) 273-1797
Photo of Dawn Sutro, Marriage & Family Therapist in Polk County, OR
Dawn Sutro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monmouth, OR 97361  (Online Only)
My name is Dawn Sutro and I have been working with families in Oregon for 17 years. I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and I have worked with people at many ages and stages of their lives. I have a particularly extensive background working with couples, families, and children. I also have 14 years experience working with military families and veterans. I have worked with children and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize various therapy techniques, such as CBT, DBT, and Family Systems.
My name is Dawn Sutro and I have been working with families in Oregon for 17 years. I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and I have worked with people at many ages and stages of their lives. I have a particularly extensive background working with couples, families, and children. I also have 14 years experience working with military families and veterans. I have worked with children and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize various therapy techniques, such as CBT, DBT, and Family Systems.
(541) 241-7317 View (541) 241-7317
Photo of Slade Thackeray, Registered Counseling Associate in Polk County, OR
Slade Thackeray
Registered Counseling Associate, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, OR 97338  (Online Only)
My job is to help you move from dreaming to doing. Are you dreaming of being less anxious or depressed? Let's uncover what you need to address it. Are you dreaming of a life without suicidal thoughts? It's possible, and you are closer than you think. Have some education or career dreams that are keeping you up at night? That's my specialty. Life is super hard. Like, so hard. Don't do it alone. I'm here to help.
My job is to help you move from dreaming to doing. Are you dreaming of being less anxious or depressed? Let's uncover what you need to address it. Are you dreaming of a life without suicidal thoughts? It's possible, and you are closer than you think. Have some education or career dreams that are keeping you up at night? That's my specialty. Life is super hard. Like, so hard. Don't do it alone. I'm here to help.
(503) 300-5348 View (503) 300-5348
Photo of Dr. Jeremy A. Springer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, OR
Dr. Jeremy A. Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Falls City, OR 97344  (Online Only)
People sometimes endure significant pain in silence for a long time before reaching out for help. When that day arrives, reach out to a helping professional with the skills and experience needed to guide people of all ages, from all walks of life, through all kinds of difficult life transitions. I am a dynamic and flexible helper who understands that we live in complicated times and that much-needed change and healing can only be achieved through a strong alliance between myself and my clients. YOU are the ultimate expert and author in your own life; my role is to guide you towards finding your own truth.
People sometimes endure significant pain in silence for a long time before reaching out for help. When that day arrives, reach out to a helping professional with the skills and experience needed to guide people of all ages, from all walks of life, through all kinds of difficult life transitions. I am a dynamic and flexible helper who understands that we live in complicated times and that much-needed change and healing can only be achieved through a strong alliance between myself and my clients. YOU are the ultimate expert and author in your own life; my role is to guide you towards finding your own truth.
(503) 506-7952 View (503) 506-7952
Photo of Jennifer Heine, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Jennifer Heine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Life can be heavy, overwhelming, and confusing at times - it can be hard to find connection, feel understood, and valued. Sometimes we all struggle to bring our emotions back into balance, handle difficult feelings, or be effective in relationships. I am here to walk alongside of you through these times. As a therapist who focuses on attachment and connection, we work together in a secure and judgement-free environment where you can learn more about yourself, make goals and create a more meaningful life.
Life can be heavy, overwhelming, and confusing at times - it can be hard to find connection, feel understood, and valued. Sometimes we all struggle to bring our emotions back into balance, handle difficult feelings, or be effective in relationships. I am here to walk alongside of you through these times. As a therapist who focuses on attachment and connection, we work together in a secure and judgement-free environment where you can learn more about yourself, make goals and create a more meaningful life.
(971) 273-5731 View (971) 273-5731
Photo of Stephani Robles, Pre-Licensed Professional in Polk County, OR
Stephani Robles
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
Monmouth, OR 97361  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I work collaboratively with clients to identify strengths and challenges, provide new perspectives, and help identify tools and skills to work towards goals. My clinical approach draws upon various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Overall, I honor each client’s individuality and tailor my approach to meet their unique needs in a compassionate collaborative therapeutic setting.
As a counselor, I work collaboratively with clients to identify strengths and challenges, provide new perspectives, and help identify tools and skills to work towards goals. My clinical approach draws upon various therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Overall, I honor each client’s individuality and tailor my approach to meet their unique needs in a compassionate collaborative therapeutic setting.
(503) 461-8285 View (503) 461-8285
Photo of Kelly Egilske, Licensed Professional Counselor in Polk County, OR
Kelly Egilske
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304  (Online Only)
“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” I see my life as a mission to help others see themselves in their original beauty, to learn the truth about who they are so they can be set free, to assist them in opening to their own unique destiny, and to work through beliefs and behaviors that keep them trapped in old ways of being. This is work I have had to do on myself, and still continue to do. I believe in using a holistic approach, which addresses every level of our being - the body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” I see my life as a mission to help others see themselves in their original beauty, to learn the truth about who they are so they can be set free, to assist them in opening to their own unique destiny, and to work through beliefs and behaviors that keep them trapped in old ways of being. This is work I have had to do on myself, and still continue to do. I believe in using a holistic approach, which addresses every level of our being - the body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
(971) 224-7421 View (971) 224-7421

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Polk County, OR

80+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in Polk County, OR who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
68% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
55% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
53% Providence

How Therapists in Polk County, OR see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Polk 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.

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.