Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Alma Riddell, PhD , MD, CHT
Alma Riddell
PhD , MD, CHT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Can you imagine how your life would change if you managed to see what is preventing you from moving forward in a different way? Would you like to regain your inner peace by nullifying the consequences of past mistakes? The therapy offers accompaniment designed to rethink your life project by identifying your internal resources and strengths, limiting beliefs, releasing guilt and healing wounds. From a constructive perspective, you allow yourself a new beginning to walk your path towards personal fulfillment that will be reflected in all the important areas for you. The mind that is free cannot suffer.
Can you imagine how your life would change if you managed to see what is preventing you from moving forward in a different way? Would you like to regain your inner peace by nullifying the consequences of past mistakes? The therapy offers accompaniment designed to rethink your life project by identifying your internal resources and strengths, limiting beliefs, releasing guilt and healing wounds. From a constructive perspective, you allow yourself a new beginning to walk your path towards personal fulfillment that will be reflected in all the important areas for you. The mind that is free cannot suffer.
(281) 503-5782 View (281) 503-5782
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Erin E Cominotti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77069
Not accepting new clients
You just want to go one whole day without an issue from your child. One day without a meltdown. One day without an angry outburst of throwing toys and hitting people. One day where no one ends up crying. When you dreamed of having kids one day, you had visions of happy days at the park, and fun evenings over the dinner table, movie nights on the couch, laughter and joy. But lately all it has been calls from the school, behavior outbursts, screaming, yelling, exhaustion, and overwhelming despair. As a parent you are at your wits end. You don’t understand what is going on with your child, it feels like you have tried everything.
You just want to go one whole day without an issue from your child. One day without a meltdown. One day without an angry outburst of throwing toys and hitting people. One day where no one ends up crying. When you dreamed of having kids one day, you had visions of happy days at the park, and fun evenings over the dinner table, movie nights on the couch, laughter and joy. But lately all it has been calls from the school, behavior outbursts, screaming, yelling, exhaustion, and overwhelming despair. As a parent you are at your wits end. You don’t understand what is going on with your child, it feels like you have tried everything.
(281) 524-2598 View (281) 524-2598
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Debbie Anne Brolan
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77079
At the heart of the therapeutic relationship is connection! My passion is working with all types of individuals, believing that on the inside we have more likeness than differences. Together we explore individual and family history and establish goals for therapy. I provide them with education and support to take the steps towards desired change. Some know they have a substance use problem, others aren't sure, and still others have been affected by the disease of addiction throughout their childhood and/or adult relationships.
At the heart of the therapeutic relationship is connection! My passion is working with all types of individuals, believing that on the inside we have more likeness than differences. Together we explore individual and family history and establish goals for therapy. I provide them with education and support to take the steps towards desired change. Some know they have a substance use problem, others aren't sure, and still others have been affected by the disease of addiction throughout their childhood and/or adult relationships.
(832) 551-1780 View (832) 551-1780
Photo of Michael R Lassoff, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michael R Lassoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance, greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance, greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
(281) 969-3572 View (281) 969-3572
Photo of Tasha N Lee, PhD, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tasha N Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
*Online & Face-to Face Sessions Provided* My ideal client is one who has acknowledged they need to speak with someone, and has decided to take the first step to healing. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential space. I desire to develop a therapeutic relationship, where you have the freedom to disclose and be vulnerable without judgment. I strive to create an environment of trust and respect. I believe this is essential in the therapeutic relationship. Counseling is for those who have a diagnosis AND those who don't. Sometimes, we just need some help to deal with life. *If you email me, please check your spam folder for my reply*
*Online & Face-to Face Sessions Provided* My ideal client is one who has acknowledged they need to speak with someone, and has decided to take the first step to healing. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential space. I desire to develop a therapeutic relationship, where you have the freedom to disclose and be vulnerable without judgment. I strive to create an environment of trust and respect. I believe this is essential in the therapeutic relationship. Counseling is for those who have a diagnosis AND those who don't. Sometimes, we just need some help to deal with life. *If you email me, please check your spam folder for my reply*
(832) 471-8733 View (832) 471-8733
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Melissa Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Hello! My name is Melissa Sanders and I am a determined Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I began my career working in community mental health in 2010 and have experience helping children and families grappling with defiant behaviors, drug use, hyperactivity, inattention, criminal activity, time management, relationships, maternal mental health, work-life balance, divorce, trauma, anxiety, and depression to name a few. I have dedicated the majority of my career to advocacy within the military community.
Hello! My name is Melissa Sanders and I am a determined Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I began my career working in community mental health in 2010 and have experience helping children and families grappling with defiant behaviors, drug use, hyperactivity, inattention, criminal activity, time management, relationships, maternal mental health, work-life balance, divorce, trauma, anxiety, and depression to name a few. I have dedicated the majority of my career to advocacy within the military community.
(281) 666-2682 View (281) 666-2682
Photo of Shonda Kamholz, LPCC, LCDC, CDWF, CGCS, CCATP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shonda Kamholz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCDC, CDWF, CGCS, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
Are you struggling with alcohol or other substance use? Having difficulty managing mood or anxiety? Is it difficult to maintain positive relationships? Struggling with trauma, shame, or grief? If any of this is true for you, I would love the opportunity to help you resolve past traumas, learn to cope with unexpected loss or life changes, and explore the future.
Are you struggling with alcohol or other substance use? Having difficulty managing mood or anxiety? Is it difficult to maintain positive relationships? Struggling with trauma, shame, or grief? If any of this is true for you, I would love the opportunity to help you resolve past traumas, learn to cope with unexpected loss or life changes, and explore the future.
(281) 916-8154 View (281) 916-8154
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Solèy Psychological & Consulting Services
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Solèy Psychological and Consulting Services (PCS) prides itself in delivering service that is thorough and attentive, while also empathetic and compassionate. The practice is well-known for its emphasis on culturally-minded and effective services. Our team players are helpful, eager to serve, and pay attention to detail. The practice hosts a number of psychological services including counseling, psychological testing, and consultations
Solèy Psychological and Consulting Services (PCS) prides itself in delivering service that is thorough and attentive, while also empathetic and compassionate. The practice is well-known for its emphasis on culturally-minded and effective services. Our team players are helpful, eager to serve, and pay attention to detail. The practice hosts a number of psychological services including counseling, psychological testing, and consultations
(832) 793-6720 View (832) 793-6720
Photo of Emilie Kestner, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Emilie Kestner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77004
An ideal client for me would be a member of the LGBTQ+ community since I am a Queer-identified therapist myself as well as a client wanting to work on overcoming past traumas or challenges. I prefer working with people who are in the teenage phase of the family life cycle all the way to the launching and young adulthood phase of the cycle as well. Helping individuals understand what patterns from our families of origin we might mindlessly be enacting and creating more preferrable interactional patterns is something else I love helping clients with in therapy.
An ideal client for me would be a member of the LGBTQ+ community since I am a Queer-identified therapist myself as well as a client wanting to work on overcoming past traumas or challenges. I prefer working with people who are in the teenage phase of the family life cycle all the way to the launching and young adulthood phase of the cycle as well. Helping individuals understand what patterns from our families of origin we might mindlessly be enacting and creating more preferrable interactional patterns is something else I love helping clients with in therapy.
(832) 802-7544 View (832) 802-7544
Photo of Sable McElveen, DHA, LCSW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sable McElveen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DHA, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77056
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Getting out of our own heads and speaking out loud are the first steps to making progress toward being our most authentic selves. As a therapist, my role is to ask you introspective questions and provide alternative ideas to navigate your circumstances, but YOU will guide the discussion, sharing what is most important for me to know to help you meet your goals. Taking an affirming, DEI, and culturally humble approach to therapy, I honor how our unique perspectives, experiences, strengths, and identities have shaped us in many ways and provide a map for who we want to be.
Do you feel overwhelmed by what life has thrown your way? Getting out of our own heads and speaking out loud are the first steps to making progress toward being our most authentic selves. As a therapist, my role is to ask you introspective questions and provide alternative ideas to navigate your circumstances, but YOU will guide the discussion, sharing what is most important for me to know to help you meet your goals. Taking an affirming, DEI, and culturally humble approach to therapy, I honor how our unique perspectives, experiences, strengths, and identities have shaped us in many ways and provide a map for who we want to be.
(713) 561-5426 View (713) 561-5426
Photo of Kasey Wolff, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kasey Wolff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Kasey, a Licensed Professional Counselor and trained EMDR therapist. Seeking professional help is a courageous first step, and I commend you for being here. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be your authentic and true self. I believe that each client is an expert in their own life, and together in counseling, we will get curious and explore who you are, gain new insight, and work towards healing. I will work to provide you with a unique treatment plan that works for you and your individual needs.
Hello! I'm Kasey, a Licensed Professional Counselor and trained EMDR therapist. Seeking professional help is a courageous first step, and I commend you for being here. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be your authentic and true self. I believe that each client is an expert in their own life, and together in counseling, we will get curious and explore who you are, gain new insight, and work towards healing. I will work to provide you with a unique treatment plan that works for you and your individual needs.
(346) 514-5712 View (346) 514-5712
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Katherine Graham, PhD, PC
Psychologist, PhD, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapist and client have a good working relationship. It is very important to me to provide a warm, safe and open climate where we can work well together. I strive to listen carefully to the needs of each of my clients. Together we will set goals and work toward them. I choose methods based on what I feel will be most effective for each individual. I incorporate strengths and resources a person currently possesses, as well as helping to identify new sources of support.
I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapist and client have a good working relationship. It is very important to me to provide a warm, safe and open climate where we can work well together. I strive to listen carefully to the needs of each of my clients. Together we will set goals and work toward them. I choose methods based on what I feel will be most effective for each individual. I incorporate strengths and resources a person currently possesses, as well as helping to identify new sources of support.
(832) 900-2985 View (832) 900-2985
Photo of Lauren Richardson, LMFT-A, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Lauren Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
You often care deeply for others but have difficulty giving compassion and space for yourself. You struggle to be vulnerable with your emotions and balance addressing the familial, societal, and cultural expectations that are placed upon you. Often it is easy to feel like no one could possibly understand your experience. However, relationships with friends, family, and partners have the power to connect us to something greater than ourselves. Unfortunately, relationships aren’t always easy to maintain, navigate, and understand.
You often care deeply for others but have difficulty giving compassion and space for yourself. You struggle to be vulnerable with your emotions and balance addressing the familial, societal, and cultural expectations that are placed upon you. Often it is easy to feel like no one could possibly understand your experience. However, relationships with friends, family, and partners have the power to connect us to something greater than ourselves. Unfortunately, relationships aren’t always easy to maintain, navigate, and understand.
(832) 558-8732 View (832) 558-8732
Photo of Acura Blaylock, BA, MS, LPC-A, Licensed Professional Counselor
Acura Blaylock
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079  (Online Only)
First time in therapy? I'd be happy to walk with you on your journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate interested in safety, genuine connections, and supporting others. My goal is to create a sense of awareness and acceptance throughout this process. I look at the client as a whole and establish goals that fit into your life. I encourage healthy communication patterns, facilitate a safe space for processing, and guide you toward meaning and purpose.
First time in therapy? I'd be happy to walk with you on your journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate interested in safety, genuine connections, and supporting others. My goal is to create a sense of awareness and acceptance throughout this process. I look at the client as a whole and establish goals that fit into your life. I encourage healthy communication patterns, facilitate a safe space for processing, and guide you toward meaning and purpose.
(469) 649-7072 View (469) 649-7072
Photo of Leanne Peterson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Leanne Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019
Hello! I am Leanne and my passion for helping others has transformed into a mission to help people look within. I want to help you find answers to why you are feeling the way you feel and how you can make it better. People often come to me when they experiencing a transition or feeling stuck in life (not sure if they are in the right career or relationship or what their purpose is). I also work with couples who feel stuck or burnt out in their relationship.
Hello! I am Leanne and my passion for helping others has transformed into a mission to help people look within. I want to help you find answers to why you are feeling the way you feel and how you can make it better. People often come to me when they experiencing a transition or feeling stuck in life (not sure if they are in the right career or relationship or what their purpose is). I also work with couples who feel stuck or burnt out in their relationship.
(281) 909-6324 View (281) 909-6324
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Single Parent Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Life as a single parent can be overwhelming. Our single-parent counseling provides practical solutions for the unique challenges of single mothers and single fathers.
Life as a single parent can be overwhelming. Our single-parent counseling provides practical solutions for the unique challenges of single mothers and single fathers.
(346) 707-1925 View (346) 707-1925
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Elizabeth White For Everwell Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
Life transitions can be particularly challenging for teenagers, as they navigate the complexities of identity formation, high school to college transitions, peer pressure, and family expectations. I believe that these transitions should be viewed as opportunities for growth, self-discovery, and resilience building. By utilizing a strengths-based approach, I empower teenagers to develop coping mechanisms, enhance their self-awareness, and make informed choices during these pivotal moments in their lives.
Life transitions can be particularly challenging for teenagers, as they navigate the complexities of identity formation, high school to college transitions, peer pressure, and family expectations. I believe that these transitions should be viewed as opportunities for growth, self-discovery, and resilience building. By utilizing a strengths-based approach, I empower teenagers to develop coping mechanisms, enhance their self-awareness, and make informed choices during these pivotal moments in their lives.
(346) 644-8543 View (346) 644-8543
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Tameka N Birts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor in Texas with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and mentor. I am also a certified teacher and taught in the public school system for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, oppositional defiance, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, addiction, LGBT, parenting problems, career challenges and ADHD.
I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor in Texas with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and mentor. I am also a certified teacher and taught in the public school system for 4 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, oppositional defiance, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, addiction, LGBT, parenting problems, career challenges and ADHD.
(281) 809-0061 View (281) 809-0061
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Kennedy Collins
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77079
Do you struggle with constantly feeling in a low mood or are hindered by a frequent sense of worry that hinders your ability to navigate day-to-day life and remain present? Does the weight of these emotions leave you constantly overwhelmed and exhausted, making the simple act of waking up and starting your day a challenge? Do you find yourself questioning the possibility of a brighter and more fulfilling life? There is a common occurrence of people experiencing a profound sense of being overwhelmed, numb, and engulfed by the depths of depression, imprints of trauma and heavy burden of anxiety.
Do you struggle with constantly feeling in a low mood or are hindered by a frequent sense of worry that hinders your ability to navigate day-to-day life and remain present? Does the weight of these emotions leave you constantly overwhelmed and exhausted, making the simple act of waking up and starting your day a challenge? Do you find yourself questioning the possibility of a brighter and more fulfilling life? There is a common occurrence of people experiencing a profound sense of being overwhelmed, numb, and engulfed by the depths of depression, imprints of trauma and heavy burden of anxiety.
(346) 553-9290 View (346) 553-9290
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Charisse Ferrer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
Meaningful connection is essential for every human being to belong and to feel safe. When you start to lose this connection, you may start to feel the pull of your anxiety carrying you away in its wave of damaging and critical thoughts. You start to feel overcome with too many conflicting emotions that it becomes harder to make any decisions. You may even feel disconnected with your loved ones, where you can no longer communicate, and you start to believe that you are no longer compatible, while still hoping and longing to be close to one another. It is an exhausting push-pull cycle.
Meaningful connection is essential for every human being to belong and to feel safe. When you start to lose this connection, you may start to feel the pull of your anxiety carrying you away in its wave of damaging and critical thoughts. You start to feel overcome with too many conflicting emotions that it becomes harder to make any decisions. You may even feel disconnected with your loved ones, where you can no longer communicate, and you start to believe that you are no longer compatible, while still hoping and longing to be close to one another. It is an exhausting push-pull cycle.
(832) 769-4917 View (832) 769-4917

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Houston, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston?

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.