Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Kalaway Voss, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Kalaway Voss
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
You are a multifaceted, rare, precious gem of a human, and I want to support you in shedding the conditioning that prevents you from sharing your magic with the world. The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. And like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire.
You are a multifaceted, rare, precious gem of a human, and I want to support you in shedding the conditioning that prevents you from sharing your magic with the world. The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. And like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire.
(629) 276-3184 View (629) 276-3184
Photo of Eva Castillo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Eva Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT/T, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Eva offers therapy to individuals, couples, and families in the Nashville and Brentwood area through her practice, Lumina Therapy. Lumina Therapy is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals, couples, and families in bringing healing, knowledge, & new skills. Your therapeutic needs are as unique as your circumstances and require a tailored plan. Sometimes in life we lose sight of life's light and require help outside ourselves. Eva is committed to joining you to provide excellent therapy services by offering self-enlightenment, psycho-education, and the empowerment via skill development required to overcome.
Eva offers therapy to individuals, couples, and families in the Nashville and Brentwood area through her practice, Lumina Therapy. Lumina Therapy is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals, couples, and families in bringing healing, knowledge, & new skills. Your therapeutic needs are as unique as your circumstances and require a tailored plan. Sometimes in life we lose sight of life's light and require help outside ourselves. Eva is committed to joining you to provide excellent therapy services by offering self-enlightenment, psycho-education, and the empowerment via skill development required to overcome.
(615) 903-8460 View (615) 903-8460
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Stephanie J Shockley
MA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
(615) 800-4512 View (615) 800-4512
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David Hofstetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADAC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
(615) 645-2796 View (615) 645-2796
Photo of Aly West, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Aly West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strength and resilience. I have dedicated myself to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their personal preferences and strengths.
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strength and resilience. I have dedicated myself to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their personal preferences and strengths.
(615) 637-2186 View (615) 637-2186
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Daylin Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Not accepting new clients
As humans, we are wired to seek out pleasurable and passionate experiences, but often in this pursuit, something gets in the way of our enjoyment: shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues...the list goes on. I believe sexuality is a very important part of life, but often we experience mental and emotional struggles associated with who we're having sex with, how often, and how we do it. As a sex-positive and LGBTQIA+ allied counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to live their most authentic lives, free of shame, doubt, and the other things that get in the way of our pursuit of pleasure.
As humans, we are wired to seek out pleasurable and passionate experiences, but often in this pursuit, something gets in the way of our enjoyment: shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues...the list goes on. I believe sexuality is a very important part of life, but often we experience mental and emotional struggles associated with who we're having sex with, how often, and how we do it. As a sex-positive and LGBTQIA+ allied counselor, I am passionate about empowering my clients to live their most authentic lives, free of shame, doubt, and the other things that get in the way of our pursuit of pleasure.
(615) 805-5941 View (615) 805-5941
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Katy Odenbaugh
MSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
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Photo of Tara Quick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Tara Quick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Numb? Are you a Christian wrestling with faith issues? I love working with women who are empaths and high-achievers, who may be struggling with anxiety, faith issues, life-transitions, or burn-out. I also love working with women who are Christian and want to integrate their faith into sessions. My clients often report feeling more hope, confidence, and empowerment after several sessions. By the end of therapy, many of my clients express an increased overall sense of well-being, clarity, and direction. I serve virtual clients in Tennessee and Georgia.
Do you feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Numb? Are you a Christian wrestling with faith issues? I love working with women who are empaths and high-achievers, who may be struggling with anxiety, faith issues, life-transitions, or burn-out. I also love working with women who are Christian and want to integrate their faith into sessions. My clients often report feeling more hope, confidence, and empowerment after several sessions. By the end of therapy, many of my clients express an increased overall sense of well-being, clarity, and direction. I serve virtual clients in Tennessee and Georgia.
(615) 461-4853 View (615) 461-4853
Photo of Ryan Gillespie, Psychologist in Nashville, TN
Ryan Gillespie
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
I tailor my approach to meet the needs of those who come to see me, but offer every individual the respect and compassion they deserve. Maybe you are seeking insight and awareness for the purpose of personal growth. Perhaps you are looking to address a particular issue and need someone who can be goal directed and offer specific skills and feedback. Maybe it's hard to name just what is going on and this is one of the reasons you have decided to seek help. No two people come to therapy for the same reason because no two people are the same.
I tailor my approach to meet the needs of those who come to see me, but offer every individual the respect and compassion they deserve. Maybe you are seeking insight and awareness for the purpose of personal growth. Perhaps you are looking to address a particular issue and need someone who can be goal directed and offer specific skills and feedback. Maybe it's hard to name just what is going on and this is one of the reasons you have decided to seek help. No two people come to therapy for the same reason because no two people are the same.
(615) 541-4716 View (615) 541-4716
Photo of John Verbos in Nashville, TN
John Verbos
PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Waitlist for new clients
Each of us shapes and is shaped by the relationships we have with others, with our bodies, with our stories, with our cultures, and with our worlds. We find ourselves here and now because of where we’ve been and what has happened, because of how we carry our experiences forward and how they have made us. I am awed by the creative resilience with which we integrate or shoulder the burdens we’ve felt. I find astonishing and courageous the ways in which we not only survive, but find ways to thrive, to express ourselves, and live into the fullness of human experience despite those things that have hurt us and that hurt us now.
Each of us shapes and is shaped by the relationships we have with others, with our bodies, with our stories, with our cultures, and with our worlds. We find ourselves here and now because of where we’ve been and what has happened, because of how we carry our experiences forward and how they have made us. I am awed by the creative resilience with which we integrate or shoulder the burdens we’ve felt. I find astonishing and courageous the ways in which we not only survive, but find ways to thrive, to express ourselves, and live into the fullness of human experience despite those things that have hurt us and that hurt us now.
(615) 239-6267 View (615) 239-6267
Photo of Brittany Hoppe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Brittany Hoppe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
In the journey of life, we all encounter challenges that may seem insurmountable at times. Amidst the twists and turns, finding a guiding light rooted in faith can make all the difference. I offer a compassionate haven where faith meets healing, providing steadfast support for individuals navigating life transitions, those caring for aging loved ones, and those grappling with substance misuse.
In the journey of life, we all encounter challenges that may seem insurmountable at times. Amidst the twists and turns, finding a guiding light rooted in faith can make all the difference. I offer a compassionate haven where faith meets healing, providing steadfast support for individuals navigating life transitions, those caring for aging loved ones, and those grappling with substance misuse.
(615) 437-3891 View (615) 437-3891
Photo of Rachel Styers Newman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Rachel Styers Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to cultivate a safe and accepting space for clients to find empowerment, reclamation, and healing. Many of my clients are survivors of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, relational and attachment trauma, and sexual assault. They have suffered from deep relational wounds that have led to anxiety, depression, grief, fear, addiction, a sense of powerlessness, and disconnection. I seek to help my clients reclaim themselves through addressing core wounds, negative beliefs, and learned ways of coping.
My goal as a therapist is to cultivate a safe and accepting space for clients to find empowerment, reclamation, and healing. Many of my clients are survivors of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, relational and attachment trauma, and sexual assault. They have suffered from deep relational wounds that have led to anxiety, depression, grief, fear, addiction, a sense of powerlessness, and disconnection. I seek to help my clients reclaim themselves through addressing core wounds, negative beliefs, and learned ways of coping.
(629) 217-0291 View (629) 217-0291
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(629) 276-9962 View (629) 276-9962
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Tony Rankin
Counselor, MA, LSPE
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37211
There is a time in all our lives when it feels that nobody understands, somebody fails to listen, and we feel we have to figure it out by ourselves and that doesn't work either. Finding yourself in that desperate place is an appropriate time to tell your story to a therapist who desires to listen and help you understand where you've been and come along side you to assist you in knowing where you want to go. Courageously step toward the therapy process and embrace the hope that reminds you that you don't have to stay stuck or remain in the dark.
There is a time in all our lives when it feels that nobody understands, somebody fails to listen, and we feel we have to figure it out by ourselves and that doesn't work either. Finding yourself in that desperate place is an appropriate time to tell your story to a therapist who desires to listen and help you understand where you've been and come along side you to assist you in knowing where you want to go. Courageously step toward the therapy process and embrace the hope that reminds you that you don't have to stay stuck or remain in the dark.
(615) 219-1327 View (615) 219-1327
Photo of Trent Hughes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Trent Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
You always told yourself that if you just worked hard enough, everything would be fine. As long as you never relaxed or took any time for yourself, then eventually, you’d be happy. But that hasn’t worked. You’ve accomplished a lot: a good career, a nice home, and a stable life. But there’s a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction you can’t shake. You frequently lose your temper with friends and family. Your significant other complains that you’re distracted and distant. Even the job you’ve always prioritized above all else is falling apart. You know these struggles go back to something from your past, but you don’t understand how.
You always told yourself that if you just worked hard enough, everything would be fine. As long as you never relaxed or took any time for yourself, then eventually, you’d be happy. But that hasn’t worked. You’ve accomplished a lot: a good career, a nice home, and a stable life. But there’s a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction you can’t shake. You frequently lose your temper with friends and family. Your significant other complains that you’re distracted and distant. Even the job you’ve always prioritized above all else is falling apart. You know these struggles go back to something from your past, but you don’t understand how.
(615) 592-2904 View (615) 592-2904
Photo of Jennifer Rundberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Jennifer Rundberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCMHSP, (temp), ATR-P
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
I think most of us would say it’s hard work being a child, adolescent, or parent today. Does it often feel like that the frustration levels at your home some times push higher and higher? Kids refusing to go to bed, teens unable to speak, chores or school work not completed, or worse—feelings of hopelessness with your child who is not able to enjoy life as usual? Has it become more difficult for your child or yourself to manage through another day due to grief, anxiety, or events? It can be hard working through these large feelings, and I would like to work with you to help navigate through whatever is happening.
I think most of us would say it’s hard work being a child, adolescent, or parent today. Does it often feel like that the frustration levels at your home some times push higher and higher? Kids refusing to go to bed, teens unable to speak, chores or school work not completed, or worse—feelings of hopelessness with your child who is not able to enjoy life as usual? Has it become more difficult for your child or yourself to manage through another day due to grief, anxiety, or events? It can be hard working through these large feelings, and I would like to work with you to help navigate through whatever is happening.
(615) 471-7252 View (615) 471-7252
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Alan C Pennington
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
The path to healing is learning to love yourself well. I use love, compassion, curiosity and insight to help guide you on a journey to internal healing and peace. I am doing both in person and video therapy at this time.
The path to healing is learning to love yourself well. I use love, compassion, curiosity and insight to help guide you on a journey to internal healing and peace. I am doing both in person and video therapy at this time.
(615) 422-4580 View (615) 422-4580
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Miso Kim
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I work with individuals who are navigating anxiety, cultural identity exploration, trauma. Maybe you are emotionally numb, need someone to listen, terrified of discussing painful experiences, or don't have the right words to articulate how you are feeling. You are not alone. Seeking external help and sharing your most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and experiences is an extremely intimate and courageous thing to do, let alone, with an initial stranger. I have immense respect for those taking this step and I am humbled to be a part of your mental health journey.
I work with individuals who are navigating anxiety, cultural identity exploration, trauma. Maybe you are emotionally numb, need someone to listen, terrified of discussing painful experiences, or don't have the right words to articulate how you are feeling. You are not alone. Seeking external help and sharing your most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and experiences is an extremely intimate and courageous thing to do, let alone, with an initial stranger. I have immense respect for those taking this step and I am humbled to be a part of your mental health journey.
(629) 234-2476 View (629) 234-2476
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Doug Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I work with clients wanting to heal from all kinds of painful experiences and challenges in their lives. Often what brings someone into therapy, their current struggles, are symptoms of an underlying unresolved experience which has thrown life out of balance. Anxiety and depression, for example, frequently are a pattern of being stuck in a state of imbalance, following a significant loss, heartbreak or trauma. The goal of therapy is to restore the natural integrity and balance within clients, empowering them to lead creative and fulfilling lives.
I work with clients wanting to heal from all kinds of painful experiences and challenges in their lives. Often what brings someone into therapy, their current struggles, are symptoms of an underlying unresolved experience which has thrown life out of balance. Anxiety and depression, for example, frequently are a pattern of being stuck in a state of imbalance, following a significant loss, heartbreak or trauma. The goal of therapy is to restore the natural integrity and balance within clients, empowering them to lead creative and fulfilling lives.
(615) 560-7675 View (615) 560-7675
Photo of Morgan Gardner, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Morgan Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Life can often be difficult and hard to navigate, and I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change. Therapy with me is a challenging, yet warm process that entails self-reflection and honest conversation. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space.
Life can often be difficult and hard to navigate, and I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change. Therapy with me is a challenging, yet warm process that entails self-reflection and honest conversation. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space.
(615) 551-3298 View (615) 551-3298

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashville?

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.