Therapists in McLean, VA

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Katharine Ryan-Rosenbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Throughout her career, Katharine has developed a familiarity with children, adolescents and adults in the hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She has worked in a comprehensive outpatient opiate treatment center practicing individual, group and family therapy for adults with opiate addictions and co-occurring disorders. Most recently, Katharine has focused on adolescent males and females addressing trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and behavioral issues. She has over ten years of experience working in the acute and long term care of clients facing mental health and behavioral concerns.
Throughout her career, Katharine has developed a familiarity with children, adolescents and adults in the hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She has worked in a comprehensive outpatient opiate treatment center practicing individual, group and family therapy for adults with opiate addictions and co-occurring disorders. Most recently, Katharine has focused on adolescent males and females addressing trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, and behavioral issues. She has over ten years of experience working in the acute and long term care of clients facing mental health and behavioral concerns.
(571) 568-7065 View (571) 568-7065
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Kathy Matay
Resident in Counseling, LRC, CALM, ASIST
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
Kathy completed her master's in counseling and psychotherapy with the Adler Graduate School and is pursuing licensure as an LPC. She has 15 years of experience as a certified parent educator with CHADD and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). She works with parents to adopt a positive discipline approach and provides tools and strategies to win cooperation and increase peacefulness and respect in the family. Kathy applies neuroscience to help clients with emotional regulation and anger management to prevent disproportionate reactions.
(571) 581-6201 View (571) 581-6201
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Karen L Hahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
My work with adults includes those with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, somatic symptoms with no medical explanation, feeling stuck or sensing that something is just “not right”, as well as healthcare providers & other first responders who have experienced increased stress during the COVID crisis. My experience with children includes those with a trauma history, adoption, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, divorce, school refusal, low self-esteem, difficult peer & family relationships, immigration, & cross-cultural adjustments.
(571) 487-7202 View (571) 487-7202
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Walker Milligan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
The most transformative gifts you can give yourself are self-exploration and radical compassion. You and I can work together to develop these and other tools.
The most transformative gifts you can give yourself are self-exploration and radical compassion. You and I can work together to develop these and other tools.
(703) 215-3501 View (703) 215-3501
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Anita L Auerbach
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a problem that might call for professional help, whether the problem is depression, anxiety, phobias, marital or family strife, identity crisis, coping with chronic illness, substance abuse or any problem that interferes with daily living, my fellow clinical psychologists at Commonwealth Psychological Associates and I can be of help. It takes courage to ask for help, but early treatment can keep small problems from becoming larger ones that seem unsolvable. We recognize this and through personal care, offer specialized services and modern therapies to meet your specific needs.
(540) 931-9967 View (540) 931-9967
Maria Nolden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LRC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
BS in Psychology (2009) from the University of Maryland University College Europe and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University (2015).
BS in Psychology (2009) from the University of Maryland University College Europe and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University (2015).
(571) 339-3068 View (571) 339-3068
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Lindsey Marie Markwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I help DC area professionals, couples, families and adolescents address anxieties due to past trauma or current life transitions and circumstances. Together we can work to identify the thoughts or habits that serve as obstacles to your productivity or happiness. I also have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse (sexual/physical/emotional) and individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. I work with couples to address the underlying issues that may contribute to their discontent. I offer a compassionate and holistic approach to help improve your emotional well-being.
I help DC area professionals, couples, families and adolescents address anxieties due to past trauma or current life transitions and circumstances. Together we can work to identify the thoughts or habits that serve as obstacles to your productivity or happiness. I also have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse (sexual/physical/emotional) and individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. I work with couples to address the underlying issues that may contribute to their discontent. I offer a compassionate and holistic approach to help improve your emotional well-being.
(202) 759-6406 View (202) 759-6406
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Reyna Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and managing multiple responsibilities can create feelings of stress. Changes in life can be wanted; however, how to start the change process may not be clear. My style is to use the therapeutic process to create a safe space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings in order to gain a deeper understanding of their personal needs. My approach combines different therapeutic models to help clients draw on their strengths to obtain their goals.
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and managing multiple responsibilities can create feelings of stress. Changes in life can be wanted; however, how to start the change process may not be clear. My style is to use the therapeutic process to create a safe space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings in order to gain a deeper understanding of their personal needs. My approach combines different therapeutic models to help clients draw on their strengths to obtain their goals.
(571) 470-5422 View (571) 470-5422
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Mary Suzette Zimomra
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
RELATIONSHIPS--CHILDREN--ADULTS I help clients learn healthy relationship skills such as how to communicate needs and wants, encourage empathy and respect, set boundaries, and improve self confidence. I work with all ages including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am a supportive and direct therapist and will encourage you to be kind and honest towards yourself and others.
RELATIONSHIPS--CHILDREN--ADULTS I help clients learn healthy relationship skills such as how to communicate needs and wants, encourage empathy and respect, set boundaries, and improve self confidence. I work with all ages including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am a supportive and direct therapist and will encourage you to be kind and honest towards yourself and others.
(703) 831-8300 View (703) 831-8300
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
(703) 468-8142 View (703) 468-8142
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Healing By Design LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102
Taking that first step towards seeking support and selecting the right therapist can be daunting. If you're looking to work with a warm, compassionate and effective therapist I welcome you to learn more about me, my therapeutic approaches and practice. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive therapeutic space in which you can share your feelings, gain insight, and learn strategies to cope with loss, life transitions, relationship difficulties, addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, failure to launch, family or work challenges. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, DBT, EAP &
Taking that first step towards seeking support and selecting the right therapist can be daunting. If you're looking to work with a warm, compassionate and effective therapist I welcome you to learn more about me, my therapeutic approaches and practice. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive therapeutic space in which you can share your feelings, gain insight, and learn strategies to cope with loss, life transitions, relationship difficulties, addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, failure to launch, family or work challenges. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, DBT, EAP &
(571) 946-8517 View (571) 946-8517
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Susan B Gatsos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Do feel you lack meaning your life, unhappy in relationships, stuck or unmotivated in your work, experiencing grief or anger? I am a licensed professional counselor and certified substance abuse counselor. I work with individuals who struggle with mental health issues, contemplating recovery, and clients interested in fostering personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to identify their concerns and work towards fulfilling their goals as thoroughly as possible. I also offer "single session therapy" which is a "one at a time" solution focused approach, addressing immediate concerns.
Do feel you lack meaning your life, unhappy in relationships, stuck or unmotivated in your work, experiencing grief or anger? I am a licensed professional counselor and certified substance abuse counselor. I work with individuals who struggle with mental health issues, contemplating recovery, and clients interested in fostering personal growth. Therapy is a collaborative process and I work closely with my clients to identify their concerns and work towards fulfilling their goals as thoroughly as possible. I also offer "single session therapy" which is a "one at a time" solution focused approach, addressing immediate concerns.
(571) 946-2713 View (571) 946-2713
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Jenifer R Elkus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
The decision to begin/return to therapy can be complicated. Some believe they should be able to "fix" problems independently, and place undue blame on themselves for being stuck in cycles of depression/anxiety, disordered eating, malfunctioning relationships, self-harm, etc. Through my work as a Clinical Psychologist, I've come to believe that it takes courage to recognize that aspects of one's life aren't working, and to seek support in making positive changes. During therapy, I work with clients to identify areas of life they'd like to change, and together, we explore past experiences that may have contributed to current struggles.
The decision to begin/return to therapy can be complicated. Some believe they should be able to "fix" problems independently, and place undue blame on themselves for being stuck in cycles of depression/anxiety, disordered eating, malfunctioning relationships, self-harm, etc. Through my work as a Clinical Psychologist, I've come to believe that it takes courage to recognize that aspects of one's life aren't working, and to seek support in making positive changes. During therapy, I work with clients to identify areas of life they'd like to change, and together, we explore past experiences that may have contributed to current struggles.
(703) 666-8396 View (703) 666-8396
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Leslie K Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
We all have places where we struggle. We all have behaviors or emotions that limit us in living our most fulfilled and joyous life. Sometimes we need help making changes.
We all have places where we struggle. We all have behaviors or emotions that limit us in living our most fulfilled and joyous life. Sometimes we need help making changes.
(703) 372-9519 View (703) 372-9519
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Mark Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
Is your toddler, preschooler or early-elementary school-age child struggling at home or in their child-care setting, preschool or school? Is their behavior disrupting the school day or home life? There are many reasons this could be occurring: medical, sensory-motor or developmental issues; a misfit between him/her and the child-care environment; emotion regulation or neurocognitive problems; or family or parenting stress. I'm here to help you uncover the mystery of your child's current challenges, reduce problematic behaviors, and implement strategies for home and school that will get your child back onto a pathway to social-emotional wellness.
(703) 498-2931 View (703) 498-2931
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Madeline Grove
Resident in Counseling, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Do you feel trapped by anxiety, uncertainty, and worry? Maybe there are days when your thoughts feel incessant and uncontrollable. You might be someone who appears to have it all together, but you still find yourself stressed, barely keeping up with the demands of school, work, or your personal life. It’s painful to feel like your mental health is hanging by a thread and if you’re here, maybe you’re ready for a change. You want to open up about how you’re really doing and connect authentically. Most of all, you’re ready to build a life you’re proud of and get out of survival mode. It would be an honor to help get you there!
Do you feel trapped by anxiety, uncertainty, and worry? Maybe there are days when your thoughts feel incessant and uncontrollable. You might be someone who appears to have it all together, but you still find yourself stressed, barely keeping up with the demands of school, work, or your personal life. It’s painful to feel like your mental health is hanging by a thread and if you’re here, maybe you’re ready for a change. You want to open up about how you’re really doing and connect authentically. Most of all, you’re ready to build a life you’re proud of and get out of survival mode. It would be an honor to help get you there!
(571) 200-7390 View (571) 200-7390
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Katherine Miller-Darras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Modern life presents us with a host of challenges and stressors. This can include mental heaIth difficulties, relationship or family issues, and work or school problems, not to mention various others. For instance, your child or adolescent may have challenges in school, socially or academically. I can help you, whether child, adolescent or adult, by providing therapy which supports the building of meaningful relationships, addresses underlying emotions, and strengthens communication and coping skills. Being supportive, and helping to develop strategies for how to address these issues and concerns, are key.
Modern life presents us with a host of challenges and stressors. This can include mental heaIth difficulties, relationship or family issues, and work or school problems, not to mention various others. For instance, your child or adolescent may have challenges in school, socially or academically. I can help you, whether child, adolescent or adult, by providing therapy which supports the building of meaningful relationships, addresses underlying emotions, and strengthens communication and coping skills. Being supportive, and helping to develop strategies for how to address these issues and concerns, are key.
(571) 554-5804 View (571) 554-5804
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Sunstone Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Do you find yourself struggling to understand or help with your child or teen's emotions or behaviors? Do you sometimes feel like what you’re doing is not enough? Children and teens are developing at a rapid and different pace than adults are. They have different ways of understanding their own world, expressing and managing emotions, and interacting with others. While at times, guardians may feel stuck, the child or teen may feel the same way, yet struggle to process and understand how they’re feeling. Without proper coping tools, support, and warmth, they may find themselves struggling further. This is where I can help.
Do you find yourself struggling to understand or help with your child or teen's emotions or behaviors? Do you sometimes feel like what you’re doing is not enough? Children and teens are developing at a rapid and different pace than adults are. They have different ways of understanding their own world, expressing and managing emotions, and interacting with others. While at times, guardians may feel stuck, the child or teen may feel the same way, yet struggle to process and understand how they’re feeling. Without proper coping tools, support, and warmth, they may find themselves struggling further. This is where I can help.
(571) 475-9841 View (571) 475-9841
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Cynthia R. Mathis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families, in addition to facilitating social skills groups. I specialize in working with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with other developmental delays. I also treat children and adults struggling with sensory integration, anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, adjustment disorders, and parenting and relational issues.
I provide psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families, in addition to facilitating social skills groups. I specialize in working with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with other developmental delays. I also treat children and adults struggling with sensory integration, anxiety, depression, ADHD, divorce, adjustment disorders, and parenting and relational issues.
(703) 468-8325 View (703) 468-8325
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Mimi Weisberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I believe that during times of exploration and life crises it is helpful to have a safe supportive environment and a caring, knowledgeable professional to reflect and learn with. Challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, readjustment to loss and other changes can be disarming and disorienting. Complicated family dynamics, transitions and developmental tasks along with ineffective communication patterns are hard to untangle alone. When faced with conflicting wants and needs as well as difficult problem-solving and decision-making situations, having a professional who you can confide in and not feel judged by is a welcomed relief.
I believe that during times of exploration and life crises it is helpful to have a safe supportive environment and a caring, knowledgeable professional to reflect and learn with. Challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, readjustment to loss and other changes can be disarming and disorienting. Complicated family dynamics, transitions and developmental tasks along with ineffective communication patterns are hard to untangle alone. When faced with conflicting wants and needs as well as difficult problem-solving and decision-making situations, having a professional who you can confide in and not feel judged by is a welcomed relief.
(703) 991-0012 View (703) 991-0012

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in McLean, VA

500+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in McLean, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Anthem | Elevance
50% CareFirst

How Therapists in McLean, VA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in McLean?

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.