Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Brian Kunde, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Brian Kunde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
Brian is passionate about helping clients build insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships outside of therapy in order to better achieve their goals. He has a relational approach to psychotherapy, in which he works to build a strong rapport with his clients through which he can help them feel heard, understood, validated, and supported in their efforts to make changes in their lives. Brian currently works with clients ages 13+.
Brian is passionate about helping clients build insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships outside of therapy in order to better achieve their goals. He has a relational approach to psychotherapy, in which he works to build a strong rapport with his clients through which he can help them feel heard, understood, validated, and supported in their efforts to make changes in their lives. Brian currently works with clients ages 13+.
(512) 399-8707 View (512) 399-8707
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Samantha Synett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You feel like you've lost yourself. You know there's something wrong, but you haven't been able to figure out how to get yourself back on track. Maybe you feel stuck, unmotivated, and paralyzed by the feelings of overwhelm, frustration, or sadness. Your thoughts and emotions are all over the place, and sometimes, you feel like a burden to others. There's a part of you deep down that hopes and believes things can get better, which is what brought you here! You want to get to the root of the problem, take action, and walk away from therapy with a renewed sense of peace over your life and pride in yourself. Let's do it together. :)
You feel like you've lost yourself. You know there's something wrong, but you haven't been able to figure out how to get yourself back on track. Maybe you feel stuck, unmotivated, and paralyzed by the feelings of overwhelm, frustration, or sadness. Your thoughts and emotions are all over the place, and sometimes, you feel like a burden to others. There's a part of you deep down that hopes and believes things can get better, which is what brought you here! You want to get to the root of the problem, take action, and walk away from therapy with a renewed sense of peace over your life and pride in yourself. Let's do it together. :)
(512) 580-7970 View (512) 580-7970
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Susan Ansorge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My approach can best be described as Relational-- I work hard to form a relationship based on the needs of the client.. I try to help you quickly feel at ease and both tell and show me who you are by the way you relate to me. I use this information to help me understand you, and to help you understand how you may come across to others, in a supportive, accepting way, that I hope breeds self-acceptance. I also address depression, anxiety, sex and sexuality, family of origin issues, shame, and self-esteem among other issues.
My approach can best be described as Relational-- I work hard to form a relationship based on the needs of the client.. I try to help you quickly feel at ease and both tell and show me who you are by the way you relate to me. I use this information to help me understand you, and to help you understand how you may come across to others, in a supportive, accepting way, that I hope breeds self-acceptance. I also address depression, anxiety, sex and sexuality, family of origin issues, shame, and self-esteem among other issues.
(512) 797-3654 View (512) 797-3654
Photo of DIANA M Chavez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
DIANA M Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Listening, empowering & being present with my clients is what I am passionate about. I have about 7 years of counseling & clinical experience.My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents & individuals all ages including geriatrics. Some of the therapeutic modalities I have used with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, traumas or other mental health issues are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused therapy. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach. I will help guide you & assist you in coming up with strategies to help conquer your life.
Listening, empowering & being present with my clients is what I am passionate about. I have about 7 years of counseling & clinical experience.My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents & individuals all ages including geriatrics. Some of the therapeutic modalities I have used with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, traumas or other mental health issues are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused therapy. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach. I will help guide you & assist you in coming up with strategies to help conquer your life.
(214) 380-2435 View (214) 380-2435
Photo of Bethel Moges, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Bethel Moges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling, I believe in the work of this field. Whether this includes group therapy, addiction psychoeducation, or pre-marital counseling, it is my honor to walk with you as you seek to recover or grow. Life can be heavy and emotions difficult to regulate. Throughout your journey, I recognize that it can be life-changing to add a non-judgmental support with tools to your team as you work to reach your goals by using your own strengths. Just as hurt and betrayal often take place in relationship, so do healing and change. In a session with me, you matter and you are safe.
With a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling, I believe in the work of this field. Whether this includes group therapy, addiction psychoeducation, or pre-marital counseling, it is my honor to walk with you as you seek to recover or grow. Life can be heavy and emotions difficult to regulate. Throughout your journey, I recognize that it can be life-changing to add a non-judgmental support with tools to your team as you work to reach your goals by using your own strengths. Just as hurt and betrayal often take place in relationship, so do healing and change. In a session with me, you matter and you are safe.
(214) 206-4247 View (214) 206-4247
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Matthew Y. Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Not accepting new clients
Every crisis is an opportunity for growth and development. It is by taking risks and surmounting challenges through which real and lasting transformation can occur. Although one of my therapist roles is to provide support, I also challenge my clients to think, feel, and behave differently. As a therapist, I prioritize developing and maintaining an open, nonjudgmental, and trusting relationship with my clients. I strive to be authentic and encourage the same of my clients. I help clients identify and meet their therapeutic goals through the development of insight and new skills.
Every crisis is an opportunity for growth and development. It is by taking risks and surmounting challenges through which real and lasting transformation can occur. Although one of my therapist roles is to provide support, I also challenge my clients to think, feel, and behave differently. As a therapist, I prioritize developing and maintaining an open, nonjudgmental, and trusting relationship with my clients. I strive to be authentic and encourage the same of my clients. I help clients identify and meet their therapeutic goals through the development of insight and new skills.
(512) 540-5936 View (512) 540-5936
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Cassidy Conway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, AADC, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We as humans develop belief systems that influence how we operate in our day to day. You may be noticing some ways you operate no longer serve you purpose and you desire change, especially if the way you have coped is causing more harm than help. Together we will develop understanding as to why and how you operate to help work towards realistic steps in making desired shifts in your life. This process brings both emotional and mental growing pains. The hope is that by working through those growing pains, you begin to believe in and live out your growth.
We as humans develop belief systems that influence how we operate in our day to day. You may be noticing some ways you operate no longer serve you purpose and you desire change, especially if the way you have coped is causing more harm than help. Together we will develop understanding as to why and how you operate to help work towards realistic steps in making desired shifts in your life. This process brings both emotional and mental growing pains. The hope is that by working through those growing pains, you begin to believe in and live out your growth.
(512) 580-9364 View (512) 580-9364
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Beyond the Miles
Psychologist, PhD, MSPH
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
At Beyond the Miles, we believe that people are resilient by nature. However, learning to take a proactive approach rather than reactive is critical. We all face adversity, through major life events and daily stressors. If you are a high performer, either professionally or athletically, or want your relationships to thrive, then being intentional in your approach wellbeing is of the utmost importance. At Beyond the Miles we work with individuals who are driven to perform at their best. We take an integrative approach to resilience, and offer both nutritional support in addition to clinical psychology to help you achieve your goals.
At Beyond the Miles, we believe that people are resilient by nature. However, learning to take a proactive approach rather than reactive is critical. We all face adversity, through major life events and daily stressors. If you are a high performer, either professionally or athletically, or want your relationships to thrive, then being intentional in your approach wellbeing is of the utmost importance. At Beyond the Miles we work with individuals who are driven to perform at their best. We take an integrative approach to resilience, and offer both nutritional support in addition to clinical psychology to help you achieve your goals.
(512) 488-6481 View (512) 488-6481
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Julia Kite Piper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
At the heart of my approach is the belief that human beings naturally possess the power to heal, change, and grow. With that in mind, I encourage and support a collaborative process between myself and the client. The purpose of forming this therapeutic relationship is to enable the client to identify the obstacles and resolve the conflicts which interfere with his or her ability to live life fully.
At the heart of my approach is the belief that human beings naturally possess the power to heal, change, and grow. With that in mind, I encourage and support a collaborative process between myself and the client. The purpose of forming this therapeutic relationship is to enable the client to identify the obstacles and resolve the conflicts which interfere with his or her ability to live life fully.
(512) 561-0999 View (512) 561-0999
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Lisa Dreher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Are you looking to feel more joy, connection and authenticity in your life? Has your sense of efficacy been overshadowed by frustration, powerlessness or past experiences? My passion is serving individuals and couples who seek to establish healthier relationship dynamics with themselves or others. In addition to my work with individuals and couples, I offer consultations with parents & caregivers looking to increase harmony and decrease difficult behaviors in their homes with their children.
Are you looking to feel more joy, connection and authenticity in your life? Has your sense of efficacy been overshadowed by frustration, powerlessness or past experiences? My passion is serving individuals and couples who seek to establish healthier relationship dynamics with themselves or others. In addition to my work with individuals and couples, I offer consultations with parents & caregivers looking to increase harmony and decrease difficult behaviors in their homes with their children.
(512) 881-8574 View (512) 881-8574
Photo of Heather W. Outlaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Heather W. Outlaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78736
You've tried everything and it feels like nothing is changing. You need help in treating trauma, addiction, co-dependence or moving through a difficult life transition. I am passionate about helping you examine and discard outdated beliefs and family, societal and cultural rules that bind you. It is my honor and a joy to help you bravely face and work through issues to be able to re-enter your life from a place of authenticity and strength. EMDR is AMAZING! I am trained in the Meadows Survivors protocol and I am a Certified Daring Way (Brene Brown), Facilitator. Call me! I want to help.
You've tried everything and it feels like nothing is changing. You need help in treating trauma, addiction, co-dependence or moving through a difficult life transition. I am passionate about helping you examine and discard outdated beliefs and family, societal and cultural rules that bind you. It is my honor and a joy to help you bravely face and work through issues to be able to re-enter your life from a place of authenticity and strength. EMDR is AMAZING! I am trained in the Meadows Survivors protocol and I am a Certified Daring Way (Brene Brown), Facilitator. Call me! I want to help.
(617) 936-7846 View (617) 936-7846
Photo of Kelly J Bodu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Kelly J Bodu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
(512) 548-7899 View (512) 548-7899
Photo of Uquisha Mosely, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Uquisha Mosely
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC-I
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
We all have been conditioned to "sweep things under a rug" when it pertains to stressors and trauma. We learn to deal with things the best way we know how to; healthy or unhealthy. The issues an individual face affects their needs, wants and goals.
We all have been conditioned to "sweep things under a rug" when it pertains to stressors and trauma. We learn to deal with things the best way we know how to; healthy or unhealthy. The issues an individual face affects their needs, wants and goals.
(214) 949-4562 View (214) 949-4562
Photo of Kate Morales Sárraga, Psychological Associate in Austin, TX
Kate Morales Sárraga
Psychological Associate, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
Are you feeling like you are living the same terrible day, over and over again? Stuck in an endless loop of uncertainty, it’s getting harder to see the possibility of a future worth living for. As the cycle continues, the days lose their meaning, the frustration increases, and rejecting those that you care about becomes inevitable. Longing for a sense of clarity, purpose, and direction in your life it feels like no one understands. I know how tough it can be, with those racing thoughts, tense muscles, and overwhelming worries. You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. I can help you feel calm, confident, and in control.
Are you feeling like you are living the same terrible day, over and over again? Stuck in an endless loop of uncertainty, it’s getting harder to see the possibility of a future worth living for. As the cycle continues, the days lose their meaning, the frustration increases, and rejecting those that you care about becomes inevitable. Longing for a sense of clarity, purpose, and direction in your life it feels like no one understands. I know how tough it can be, with those racing thoughts, tense muscles, and overwhelming worries. You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. I can help you feel calm, confident, and in control.
(737) 520-7875 View (737) 520-7875
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Dr. Chelsea Vaughan
Psychologist, PhD, CBSM
Verified
Austin, TX 78729
Not accepting new clients
**We are not accepting new patients at this time, and our wait list is full.** Insomnia. “Sleep performance” may be a better term for it. Dreading each coming night, fearing that it will be a fresh experience of frustration and worry. Dreading the coming day, knowing that it will be one in which you are not at your best. I treat sleep and only sleep.
**We are not accepting new patients at this time, and our wait list is full.** Insomnia. “Sleep performance” may be a better term for it. Dreading each coming night, fearing that it will be a fresh experience of frustration and worry. Dreading the coming day, knowing that it will be one in which you are not at your best. I treat sleep and only sleep.
(512) 686-2578 View (512) 686-2578
Photo of Kristin Frederiksen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Kristin Frederiksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Kris Fredericksen is licensed clinical social worker and native Texan. She is sensitive to sexual orientation, culture, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual affiliation, and has specialized training supporting the LGBTQ, transgendered and gender variant communities. She partners with clients to find viable solutions within their existing framework, skills and abilities to improve their mental and emotional states and life circumstances.
Kris Fredericksen is licensed clinical social worker and native Texan. She is sensitive to sexual orientation, culture, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual affiliation, and has specialized training supporting the LGBTQ, transgendered and gender variant communities. She partners with clients to find viable solutions within their existing framework, skills and abilities to improve their mental and emotional states and life circumstances.
(512) 882-0593 View (512) 882-0593
Photo of David James Chambers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
David James Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I work with individuals and couples who deal with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and stress, among many other things. I help my clients discover where they desire to be and support them to find the tools they need to live into those hoped for identities.
I work with individuals and couples who deal with anxiety, anger, depression, grief, and stress, among many other things. I help my clients discover where they desire to be and support them to find the tools they need to live into those hoped for identities.
(512) 601-5005 View (512) 601-5005
Photo of Kathy Grandey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Kathy Grandey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78750
I work with many people who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. These symptoms are often related to their current context or may be rooted in past experiences or issues. I support clients taking an active role in the therapy process; clarifying their goals is an important way of doing this. We will work together in moving toward achieving these goals. It's important to know that therapy is a process and sometimes significant change takes time.
I work with many people who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. These symptoms are often related to their current context or may be rooted in past experiences or issues. I support clients taking an active role in the therapy process; clarifying their goals is an important way of doing this. We will work together in moving toward achieving these goals. It's important to know that therapy is a process and sometimes significant change takes time.
(512) 309-7361 View (512) 309-7361
Photo of Megan Yale, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Megan Yale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC, CCST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78754
Hello and welcome to therapy! Emotions such as anxiety, fear, sadness, and anger can keep us stuck in negative situations and from progressing in our career and relationships. The first step to change is awareness. Speaking with a compassionate and competent professional can help you unlock your potential toward a more genuine version of you. I work from a client-centered counseling perspective, meaning that I approach the therapeutic relationship warmly, genuinely, and without judgment. My approach is to team with you to identify goals and help you create meaningful techniques that will assist you in reaching your goals.
Hello and welcome to therapy! Emotions such as anxiety, fear, sadness, and anger can keep us stuck in negative situations and from progressing in our career and relationships. The first step to change is awareness. Speaking with a compassionate and competent professional can help you unlock your potential toward a more genuine version of you. I work from a client-centered counseling perspective, meaning that I approach the therapeutic relationship warmly, genuinely, and without judgment. My approach is to team with you to identify goals and help you create meaningful techniques that will assist you in reaching your goals.
(512) 270-2309 View (512) 270-2309
Photo of Susan Y Wegener, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Susan Y Wegener, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can create a great deal of anxiety about the future. Will I be able to keep working? Will my family and friends truly understand? Will I be able to afford treatment? Will I be able to plan for my future? You may be experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. You may even feel a sense of loss in terms of the person you feel you once were. There may be new limitations and challenges regarding your physical or cognitive abilities. I am here to help!
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can create a great deal of anxiety about the future. Will I be able to keep working? Will my family and friends truly understand? Will I be able to afford treatment? Will I be able to plan for my future? You may be experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. You may even feel a sense of loss in terms of the person you feel you once were. There may be new limitations and challenges regarding your physical or cognitive abilities. I am here to help!
(512) 515-3841 View (512) 515-3841

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Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.