Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Barbara J. Washington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Barbara J. Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77272  (Online Only)
I have successfully taught children as early as those in Program Head Start, before becoming a Texas Teacher & School Counselor, and ultimately a LPC-Supervisor . As a child advocate who tries to understand the needs of the child in hopes of helping with mental or emotional turmoil. One may say or think that I specialize in treating children? This would be false, because I can't recall a situation where I could help the child without helping the parents, and even the whole family. Family history and dynamics plays a "Huge" role in your child's development and behaviors.
I have successfully taught children as early as those in Program Head Start, before becoming a Texas Teacher & School Counselor, and ultimately a LPC-Supervisor . As a child advocate who tries to understand the needs of the child in hopes of helping with mental or emotional turmoil. One may say or think that I specialize in treating children? This would be false, because I can't recall a situation where I could help the child without helping the parents, and even the whole family. Family history and dynamics plays a "Huge" role in your child's development and behaviors.
(713) 772-9085 View (713) 772-9085
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Stacy Choi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
As a licensed clinical psychologist, it is important for me to continually stay abreast of the current research and utilize evidence-based interventions and techniques tailored to each individual’s treatment needs and preferences. My approach to therapy is holistic in nature, addressing the unique client with a past, present, and future. My hope and success has been in providing a healing environment where individuals are able to experience their true and loved self.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, it is important for me to continually stay abreast of the current research and utilize evidence-based interventions and techniques tailored to each individual’s treatment needs and preferences. My approach to therapy is holistic in nature, addressing the unique client with a past, present, and future. My hope and success has been in providing a healing environment where individuals are able to experience their true and loved self.
(713) 609-1890 View (713) 609-1890
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Jane J. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC - S, CST, LMHC, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
Negative intense emotions can affect our daily lives if we allow them to. These emotions can be anger, shame, guilt, or sadness. It can leave us feeling down and overwhelmed causing anxiety and may drive us to behave in ways we normally wouldn't. Sometimes it may be difficult for couples and families to relate to each other when issues of life get in the way or when one may not believe the other understands. My focus is to help couples and families to connect emotionally while developing skills to communicate, validate, and understand each other.
Negative intense emotions can affect our daily lives if we allow them to. These emotions can be anger, shame, guilt, or sadness. It can leave us feeling down and overwhelmed causing anxiety and may drive us to behave in ways we normally wouldn't. Sometimes it may be difficult for couples and families to relate to each other when issues of life get in the way or when one may not believe the other understands. My focus is to help couples and families to connect emotionally while developing skills to communicate, validate, and understand each other.
(832) 786-2586 View (832) 786-2586
Photo of Chelby Mendell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Chelby Mendell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
As an LCSW and psychotherapist, I offer individual therapy to clients 18 and older. I am committed to creating a judgment-free environment that is safe and supportive. Stress can present itself in many ways, causing us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. It is typical for us to experience feelings of self-doubt. Our thoughts make it difficult for us to cope and achieve fulfillment in our lives. At times we feel overwhelmed and distressed, leading us to resort to unhealthy behaviors. I am here to guide and assist you in implementing the skills to reach your goals and move forward in your life.
As an LCSW and psychotherapist, I offer individual therapy to clients 18 and older. I am committed to creating a judgment-free environment that is safe and supportive. Stress can present itself in many ways, causing us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. It is typical for us to experience feelings of self-doubt. Our thoughts make it difficult for us to cope and achieve fulfillment in our lives. At times we feel overwhelmed and distressed, leading us to resort to unhealthy behaviors. I am here to guide and assist you in implementing the skills to reach your goals and move forward in your life.
(346) 456-5885 View (346) 456-5885
Photo of Joseph Roberts, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Joseph Roberts, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77009
Choosing a therapist can be challenging in a lot of ways. For starters, you're probably looking for a therapist because things are a bit tricky right now. You might be feeling anxious already and it can take time to find someone you can talk to. Then, when you finally do meet with someone, it can be hard to trust the therapist in the very first session. On top of that, when you finally DO find the person you're comfortable talking to, your insurance might not cover your sessions, or maybe you don't have insurance at all.
Choosing a therapist can be challenging in a lot of ways. For starters, you're probably looking for a therapist because things are a bit tricky right now. You might be feeling anxious already and it can take time to find someone you can talk to. Then, when you finally do meet with someone, it can be hard to trust the therapist in the very first session. On top of that, when you finally DO find the person you're comfortable talking to, your insurance might not cover your sessions, or maybe you don't have insurance at all.
(281) 949-7508 View (281) 949-7508
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Lynn Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I have counseled children and parents for twenty-eight years while also enjoying individual adult work. My experience encompasses private practice as well as agencies and hospitals, including DePelchin Children's Center and Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, I have supervised beginning social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Over the years, I have held faculty positions at Baylor College of Medicine and Smith College School for Social Work. My practice has included all facets of children's developmental and emotional concerns. Currently a large portion of my practice focuses on children's anxiety, depression, OCD, and divorce related issues.
I have counseled children and parents for twenty-eight years while also enjoying individual adult work. My experience encompasses private practice as well as agencies and hospitals, including DePelchin Children's Center and Texas Children's Hospital. In addition, I have supervised beginning social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Over the years, I have held faculty positions at Baylor College of Medicine and Smith College School for Social Work. My practice has included all facets of children's developmental and emotional concerns. Currently a large portion of my practice focuses on children's anxiety, depression, OCD, and divorce related issues.
(713) 338-9257 View (713) 338-9257
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Counseling In Color
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSC, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77068
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Are you looking to improve your mood, relationships, academic performance, or overall health and wellness? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, or other mental health challenges? Has life's challenges or previous trauma affected your motivation and ability to find joy? Mental health and wellness can look different for everyone depending on where they are on their journey. Our hope is to help you navigate your journey and to be a helpful resource to you and anyone else who may need it. No matter where you are on your journey to healing, know that you belong here!
Are you looking to improve your mood, relationships, academic performance, or overall health and wellness? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, or other mental health challenges? Has life's challenges or previous trauma affected your motivation and ability to find joy? Mental health and wellness can look different for everyone depending on where they are on their journey. Our hope is to help you navigate your journey and to be a helpful resource to you and anyone else who may need it. No matter where you are on your journey to healing, know that you belong here!
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Caprice Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007
I am a licensed social worker with 8 years of experience providing grief support and counseling to clients in need. I received my Bachelors degree in social work from Stephen F Austin State University and my Masters in social work from the University of Texas Arlington. I am a passionate and empathetic counselor that has experience helping children, families and individuals working through grief and loss.
I am a licensed social worker with 8 years of experience providing grief support and counseling to clients in need. I received my Bachelors degree in social work from Stephen F Austin State University and my Masters in social work from the University of Texas Arlington. I am a passionate and empathetic counselor that has experience helping children, families and individuals working through grief and loss.
(973) 845-4199 View (973) 845-4199
Photo of Sarah Reid, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Sarah Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
When we reach the limits of our emotional pain tolerance, we may see that the way we’ve been coping with our stress and pain is not sustainable. This can look like disordered eating, self-harm, self-medicating, perfectionism, self-sabotage, or isolation. This realization is particularly hard when our ways of coping feel like a lifeline and the idea of change feels at best theoretical and at worst like an invitation for impending doom. Our inner beliefs of being unworthy, unlovable, unsafe, out of control, and powerless ensure that we keep choosing the same self-destructive coping strategies over and over.
When we reach the limits of our emotional pain tolerance, we may see that the way we’ve been coping with our stress and pain is not sustainable. This can look like disordered eating, self-harm, self-medicating, perfectionism, self-sabotage, or isolation. This realization is particularly hard when our ways of coping feel like a lifeline and the idea of change feels at best theoretical and at worst like an invitation for impending doom. Our inner beliefs of being unworthy, unlovable, unsafe, out of control, and powerless ensure that we keep choosing the same self-destructive coping strategies over and over.
(346) 233-1625 View (346) 233-1625
Photo of Veronica Garza, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Veronica Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have 9 years experience in providing mental health support. Establishing rapport and building a strong and reliable therapeutic connection is important to me.
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have 9 years experience in providing mental health support. Establishing rapport and building a strong and reliable therapeutic connection is important to me.
(832) 843-1509 View (832) 843-1509
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Woodnote Counseling, PLLC
M, Ed, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77066
A challenging responsibility in life is to heal emotional wounds. Family crisis, divorce, losses, anxiety or having a child with emotional or intellectual barriers to be successful in life without finding the desired answer creates frustration and distress. Psychotherapy as an alternative isn't the easiest answer but could be insightful and resilient. Children with developmental difficulties, learning disabilities, autism or conduct disorders can benefit from a holistic approach that considers the healing of their emotional pain as resource for reaching developmental goals. I work with a collaborative approach. You will discover your own potential and solutions to your specific circumstance.
A challenging responsibility in life is to heal emotional wounds. Family crisis, divorce, losses, anxiety or having a child with emotional or intellectual barriers to be successful in life without finding the desired answer creates frustration and distress. Psychotherapy as an alternative isn't the easiest answer but could be insightful and resilient. Children with developmental difficulties, learning disabilities, autism or conduct disorders can benefit from a holistic approach that considers the healing of their emotional pain as resource for reaching developmental goals. I work with a collaborative approach. You will discover your own potential and solutions to your specific circumstance.
(956) 290-8606 View (956) 290-8606
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Mary Quandt | Trauma Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
I work with people that seek positive change, healing and understanding from past experiences. In therapy sessions with me, you determine pace and depth, and I gently guide the process with attention to helping you safely navigate feelings and using our time together effectively. I offer individual psychotherapy to adults that may be experiencing burn out, sex and relationship issues, life transitions, and anxiety. I also have a background in healthcare and happily see first responders and healthcare workers in my practice.
I work with people that seek positive change, healing and understanding from past experiences. In therapy sessions with me, you determine pace and depth, and I gently guide the process with attention to helping you safely navigate feelings and using our time together effectively. I offer individual psychotherapy to adults that may be experiencing burn out, sex and relationship issues, life transitions, and anxiety. I also have a background in healthcare and happily see first responders and healthcare workers in my practice.
(713) 597-4625 View (713) 597-4625
Photo of Dusti Tolman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Dusti Tolman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Offering online therapy in TX, WY, and CO. Are there times that you struggle to just make it through the day? Do you lie awake at night because your mind is racing and anxiety has taken over? Do you feel like you aren't good enough or capable enough to do the things life requires from you everyday? Maybe your self doubt comes from messages received in childhood, or from a toxic relationship where you were told over and over again that you weren't good enough, or from other traumatic experiences that you have internalized because you worry that you might appear weak or because others would never be able to understand your pain.
Offering online therapy in TX, WY, and CO. Are there times that you struggle to just make it through the day? Do you lie awake at night because your mind is racing and anxiety has taken over? Do you feel like you aren't good enough or capable enough to do the things life requires from you everyday? Maybe your self doubt comes from messages received in childhood, or from a toxic relationship where you were told over and over again that you weren't good enough, or from other traumatic experiences that you have internalized because you worry that you might appear weak or because others would never be able to understand your pain.
(713) 538-1512 View (713) 538-1512
Photo of Maria Lourdes Ortiz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Maria Lourdes Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Are you having problems socializing with other humans? You can and deserve to feel better. You are probably more "normal" than you think you are.
Are you feeling anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Are you having problems socializing with other humans? You can and deserve to feel better. You are probably more "normal" than you think you are.
(832) 662-1632 View (832) 662-1632
Photo of McCayla Berry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
McCayla Berry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with juggling it all: work, relationships, your children/their needs, etc. Maybe it feels difficult to feel present or connected to yourself/others. Whether therapy is for you, your teen, or your child, trying to figure out how to feel "unstuck" or how to cope can be difficult. Sometimes life throws experiences that can leave a person feeling confused, hopeless, or discouraged. My approach in counseling is trauma-informed as I recognize that every person has had struggles that have made them question themselves or their direction in life.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with juggling it all: work, relationships, your children/their needs, etc. Maybe it feels difficult to feel present or connected to yourself/others. Whether therapy is for you, your teen, or your child, trying to figure out how to feel "unstuck" or how to cope can be difficult. Sometimes life throws experiences that can leave a person feeling confused, hopeless, or discouraged. My approach in counseling is trauma-informed as I recognize that every person has had struggles that have made them question themselves or their direction in life.
(832) 219-7186 View (832) 219-7186
Photo of Matt Meares, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Matt Meares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019
I have worked with a diverse array of clients, including teens, young adults, couples, children, and a wide array of professionals including doctors, therapists, musicians, athletes and CEO’s from a variety of industries. I have experience with people of various ages, cultures, religious backgrounds, diagnoses, sexualities and gender identities. I have more than 25 years working in nonprofit agencies, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, camps, rehabilitation programs and residential children's homes. I believe the most effective approach will incorporate your personal experiences and the lens you view the world through.
I have worked with a diverse array of clients, including teens, young adults, couples, children, and a wide array of professionals including doctors, therapists, musicians, athletes and CEO’s from a variety of industries. I have experience with people of various ages, cultures, religious backgrounds, diagnoses, sexualities and gender identities. I have more than 25 years working in nonprofit agencies, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, camps, rehabilitation programs and residential children's homes. I believe the most effective approach will incorporate your personal experiences and the lens you view the world through.
(832) 346-9318 View (832) 346-9318
Photo of Caravella Stephens-Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Caravella Stephens-Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77060
Whatever your reason for seeking out therapy, I am dedicated to helping you find a way to improve your mental health. I believe that every human being has a little healing to do. Improving your self-awareness and your outlook on troubling situations are just two ways therapy can dramatically change your life. In-office or virtual sessions are available Mon-Fri with the earliest session starting at 1pm & the last session starting at 7pm.
Whatever your reason for seeking out therapy, I am dedicated to helping you find a way to improve your mental health. I believe that every human being has a little healing to do. Improving your self-awareness and your outlook on troubling situations are just two ways therapy can dramatically change your life. In-office or virtual sessions are available Mon-Fri with the earliest session starting at 1pm & the last session starting at 7pm.
(346) 420-5476 View (346) 420-5476
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Dr. Yves Abraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077
It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather how we respond to what happened. My background in Family Systems Theory enables me to help people connect and consider how multiple factors- including relationships, health, and spirituality-impact one's life. At Lifeline Center it is my aim to counsel, coach and encourage those who may be struggling to achieve in a particular area of life or feel that their growth has been halted. Together, I am certain we can identify your obstacles and reset the course.
It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather how we respond to what happened. My background in Family Systems Theory enables me to help people connect and consider how multiple factors- including relationships, health, and spirituality-impact one's life. At Lifeline Center it is my aim to counsel, coach and encourage those who may be struggling to achieve in a particular area of life or feel that their growth has been halted. Together, I am certain we can identify your obstacles and reset the course.
(281) 612-8187 View (281) 612-8187
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Paula Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
It can seem difficult at times to seek help but it can also be the bravest move you make. Our stories are never finished and we can keep writing new chapters and going in new directions with a little bit of guidance. Whether we are stuck because of current stressors or struggling due to life-long obstacles, it is never a bad time to ask for help and work through them. My goals are to inspire clients to write a more meaningful story according to their values and beliefs.
It can seem difficult at times to seek help but it can also be the bravest move you make. Our stories are never finished and we can keep writing new chapters and going in new directions with a little bit of guidance. Whether we are stuck because of current stressors or struggling due to life-long obstacles, it is never a bad time to ask for help and work through them. My goals are to inspire clients to write a more meaningful story according to their values and beliefs.
(346) 361-1744 View (346) 361-1744
Photo of Clear Creek Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Houston, TX
Clear Creek Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Are you facing challenges in your life? I want to empower you in dealing with those challenges in a supportive, non-judgmental counseling environment where you can feel safe to explore and begin to make changes to lead the happier, healthier life that you envision. My style is compassionate and caring and my approach is collaborative, client-centered and goal-oriented. I am passionate about therapy and look forward to working with you.
Are you facing challenges in your life? I want to empower you in dealing with those challenges in a supportive, non-judgmental counseling environment where you can feel safe to explore and begin to make changes to lead the happier, healthier life that you envision. My style is compassionate and caring and my approach is collaborative, client-centered and goal-oriented. I am passionate about therapy and look forward to working with you.
(281) 201-1661 View (281) 201-1661

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
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Houston, 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 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.