Therapists in Staunton City County, VA

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Monica Quarles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
My mission is to accompany clients on their journey towards holistic well-being, by providing compassionate support to empower you to unlock your fullest potential. As a Black, female therapist, I got into this work to help people of all walks of life, especially women, children, and minorities. The world is hard enough and at times, it can be difficult to figure out our identity, wants, needs, boundaries, as well as how we operate in the various spaces of life. I also provide clinical supervision to those seeking their LCSW.
My mission is to accompany clients on their journey towards holistic well-being, by providing compassionate support to empower you to unlock your fullest potential. As a Black, female therapist, I got into this work to help people of all walks of life, especially women, children, and minorities. The world is hard enough and at times, it can be difficult to figure out our identity, wants, needs, boundaries, as well as how we operate in the various spaces of life. I also provide clinical supervision to those seeking their LCSW.
(540) 679-7596 View (540) 679-7596
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Kira Mantell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
I’m Kira, a clinician who is practicing everyday, and learning new things because I’m challenged by the work that we do together. This is a safe place for us to practice, challenge one another, plant seeds and grow anew. Everyone experiences life challenges and changes that can create stress, confusion, discomfort and pain. Because life isn’t perfect, some or many of them cause wounding. Therapy can help you work through these life challenges and changes to create an easier journey.
I’m Kira, a clinician who is practicing everyday, and learning new things because I’m challenged by the work that we do together. This is a safe place for us to practice, challenge one another, plant seeds and grow anew. Everyone experiences life challenges and changes that can create stress, confusion, discomfort and pain. Because life isn’t perfect, some or many of them cause wounding. Therapy can help you work through these life challenges and changes to create an easier journey.
(571) 601-4661 View (571) 601-4661
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Beth E. Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC, FAMI
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Many times we find ourselves disconnected and overwhelmed in a fast paced world. We forget what is most meaningful in our lives. We rush from one task to another and rarely pause long enough to ask if our actions support our deepest desires. You want to slow down. You want to feel more peaceful. You want to breathe. You want to know yourself on a deeper level. You want all of these things and yet you put your head down and keep pushing. Our work is getting clear on your deepest desires, slowing down and listening, and nurturing a healthy and sustainable connection to yourself and others.
Many times we find ourselves disconnected and overwhelmed in a fast paced world. We forget what is most meaningful in our lives. We rush from one task to another and rarely pause long enough to ask if our actions support our deepest desires. You want to slow down. You want to feel more peaceful. You want to breathe. You want to know yourself on a deeper level. You want all of these things and yet you put your head down and keep pushing. Our work is getting clear on your deepest desires, slowing down and listening, and nurturing a healthy and sustainable connection to yourself and others.
(540) 609-2741 View (540) 609-2741
ARROW Project Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Determined, compassionate, person-centered leader and mental health professional with more than 15 years of diverse experiences in community-focused, mental health, and leadership roles. Specializing in professional and personal development with an emphasis on the important connections between community engagement, strengths-based learning, and a more holistic approach to needs-based client support.
Determined, compassionate, person-centered leader and mental health professional with more than 15 years of diverse experiences in community-focused, mental health, and leadership roles. Specializing in professional and personal development with an emphasis on the important connections between community engagement, strengths-based learning, and a more holistic approach to needs-based client support.
(540) 924-3326 View (540) 924-3326
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Sarah M Spence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through their struggles and strengthen resilience in their lives. I have worked with a diverse group of populations in a variety of settings over the past 15 years providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked extensively with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction disorders. As the wife of a first responder for over 17 years, I am also passionate about helping first responders and their families navigate the unique challenges and struggles that accompany these professions.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through their struggles and strengthen resilience in their lives. I have worked with a diverse group of populations in a variety of settings over the past 15 years providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked extensively with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction disorders. As the wife of a first responder for over 17 years, I am also passionate about helping first responders and their families navigate the unique challenges and struggles that accompany these professions.
(540) 202-1979 View (540) 202-1979
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Theresa Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
I have 25 years experience working as a counselor for children, adolescents, families, and adults. I work with people who are dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, trauma, self-image, and any stresses related to race or sexual identity/orientation.
I have 25 years experience working as a counselor for children, adolescents, families, and adults. I work with people who are dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, trauma, self-image, and any stresses related to race or sexual identity/orientation.
(540) 802-4911 View (540) 802-4911
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Highlight Educational and Behavioral Services
BCBA, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Waitlist for new clients
Our center is focused on helping children with autism spectrum disorder and/or other developmental disabilities. We offer home based and clinic based sessions. In our clinic-based therapy program, your child will receive one-on-one instruction and learning opportunities in a structured setting to work on specific goals. Providing ABA therapy in the home is not unlike clinic-based interventions, as the goal is to develop treatment/behavior plans with objective and measurable goals. This type of therapy creates a naturalistic setting for teaching children daily living and household skills.
Our center is focused on helping children with autism spectrum disorder and/or other developmental disabilities. We offer home based and clinic based sessions. In our clinic-based therapy program, your child will receive one-on-one instruction and learning opportunities in a structured setting to work on specific goals. Providing ABA therapy in the home is not unlike clinic-based interventions, as the goal is to develop treatment/behavior plans with objective and measurable goals. This type of therapy creates a naturalistic setting for teaching children daily living and household skills.
(540) 596-5439 View (540) 596-5439
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Janet Mizzi Balser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Janet Mizzi Balser graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Hollins University and received her Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. She has over 30 years experience of working with child abuse victims and other victims of trauma. She has a facility dog, Murph, who works with her. Murph is a graduate of Canine Companions for Independence. He assists his handler by making everyone feel comfortable so they can tell their story in a non-judgmental setting.
Janet Mizzi Balser graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Hollins University and received her Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. She has over 30 years experience of working with child abuse victims and other victims of trauma. She has a facility dog, Murph, who works with her. Murph is a graduate of Canine Companions for Independence. He assists his handler by making everyone feel comfortable so they can tell their story in a non-judgmental setting.
(540) 609-2884 View (540) 609-2884
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Trisha McKeithen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401
Not accepting new clients
Life was meant to be savored, not just endured. Yet, instability and disconnection can weigh us down, stealing our emotional freedom and hindering our ability to connect with ourselves and others. Instead of simply telling you to "think positively," which can feel dismissive and superficial, I offer a different approach. Our therapy journey will be a creative and personalized collaboration, drawing on my professional expertise and your unique life experiences. I offer traditional psychotherapy and embodied healing through Somatic Experiencing.
Life was meant to be savored, not just endured. Yet, instability and disconnection can weigh us down, stealing our emotional freedom and hindering our ability to connect with ourselves and others. Instead of simply telling you to "think positively," which can feel dismissive and superficial, I offer a different approach. Our therapy journey will be a creative and personalized collaboration, drawing on my professional expertise and your unique life experiences. I offer traditional psychotherapy and embodied healing through Somatic Experiencing.
(804) 534-1044 View (804) 534-1044
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Amanda Kizer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
I recognize and respect the courage it takes to begin counseling. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate environment in order to work on identified issues and bring about hope, peace and well-being. Common concerns addressed in counseling include: play therapy, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, anger and attachment, and mood disorders. I work holistically, focusing on emotional, relational, spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. Counseling theories utilized include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal process, and mindfulness.
I recognize and respect the courage it takes to begin counseling. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate environment in order to work on identified issues and bring about hope, peace and well-being. Common concerns addressed in counseling include: play therapy, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, anger and attachment, and mood disorders. I work holistically, focusing on emotional, relational, spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. Counseling theories utilized include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal process, and mindfulness.
(540) 584-8263 View (540) 584-8263
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Jenna L Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Do you spend too much time distressed about the past or future? Do you want to be more focused on the things that are important to you? I am glad you're here and seeking change & self-exploration! Therapy is a unique place to seek healing & growth, and it can only occur in a place where you feel safe, believed, & supported. I believe that the development of self-awareness, deepening meaningful and substantial connections with others, & improving emotional resilience creates a space for change, growth, and healing to take place. You aren't alone in this walk and you can be sure we're on the same team as you navigate therapy.
Do you spend too much time distressed about the past or future? Do you want to be more focused on the things that are important to you? I am glad you're here and seeking change & self-exploration! Therapy is a unique place to seek healing & growth, and it can only occur in a place where you feel safe, believed, & supported. I believe that the development of self-awareness, deepening meaningful and substantial connections with others, & improving emotional resilience creates a space for change, growth, and healing to take place. You aren't alone in this walk and you can be sure we're on the same team as you navigate therapy.
(540) 889-3285 View (540) 889-3285
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Laura Szyikowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
I love working with people who feel pushed out of mainstream society due to their wonderful uniqueness- such as persons who are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, or who have developmental delays, chronic physical or mental concerns. Telehealth therapy is really wonderful so you can meet from the comfort of your home. I truly enjoy using a technique called solution-focused so we can see change very quickly.
I love working with people who feel pushed out of mainstream society due to their wonderful uniqueness- such as persons who are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, or who have developmental delays, chronic physical or mental concerns. Telehealth therapy is really wonderful so you can meet from the comfort of your home. I truly enjoy using a technique called solution-focused so we can see change very quickly.
(540) 215-7326 View (540) 215-7326
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Lifebridge Counseling, LLC Staunton
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401
Outpatient Counseling offers a variety of therapeutic interventions by licensed and skilled providers of mental health services. We offer a warm, welcoming environment where members of our community can receive confidential, quality, client-centered therapeutic services to meet the many numerous emotional and behavioral struggles they may face. We work closely with referral sources and other providers to allow for the most comprehensive and valuable service provision.
Outpatient Counseling offers a variety of therapeutic interventions by licensed and skilled providers of mental health services. We offer a warm, welcoming environment where members of our community can receive confidential, quality, client-centered therapeutic services to meet the many numerous emotional and behavioral struggles they may face. We work closely with referral sources and other providers to allow for the most comprehensive and valuable service provision.
(540) 712-6638 View (540) 712-6638
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Joshua Daniel Keene
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401
My ideal client would be those searching for ways to overcome trauma that they have experienced in their life, as well as those struggling to experience a strong, healthy marriage that is based on supporting one another. I also would love to help support parents looking to strengthen their relationships with their children and implement healthy strategies that help build stronger families by working with the entire family towards a place of healing.
My ideal client would be those searching for ways to overcome trauma that they have experienced in their life, as well as those struggling to experience a strong, healthy marriage that is based on supporting one another. I also would love to help support parents looking to strengthen their relationships with their children and implement healthy strategies that help build stronger families by working with the entire family towards a place of healing.
(540) 609-2718 View (540) 609-2718
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Melissa Gee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of existing in life, not fully living? I will meet you with empathy and compassion and work to ensure you feel understood and cared about. My ability to understand situations from several different perspectives in a non-judgmental way helps clients quickly feel heard and validated. I encourage clients to consider our work together as a team approach. I encourage clients to be active and engaged by using various strategies and techniques during and in between sessions. We work to increase coping skills, and when needed, we will work on processing and understanding underlying, unresolved issues of the past.
Are you tired of existing in life, not fully living? I will meet you with empathy and compassion and work to ensure you feel understood and cared about. My ability to understand situations from several different perspectives in a non-judgmental way helps clients quickly feel heard and validated. I encourage clients to consider our work together as a team approach. I encourage clients to be active and engaged by using various strategies and techniques during and in between sessions. We work to increase coping skills, and when needed, we will work on processing and understanding underlying, unresolved issues of the past.
(540) 242-8344 View (540) 242-8344
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Dr. Benjamin Pumphrey
MD
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy for individuals interested in developing a better understanding of themselves to help address difficulties in a deep, meaningful way. Psychodynamic psychotherapy goes beyond homework and other exercises to look at relationship patterns, personality styles, and current experiences that may be contributing to your symptoms. Engaging in psychotherapy requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. In addition to psychodynamic psychotherapy, I also provide psychiatric medication management if needed, diagnostic second opinions, and consultations.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals interested in developing a better understanding of themselves to help address difficulties in a deep, meaningful way. Psychodynamic psychotherapy goes beyond homework and other exercises to look at relationship patterns, personality styles, and current experiences that may be contributing to your symptoms. Engaging in psychotherapy requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. In addition to psychodynamic psychotherapy, I also provide psychiatric medication management if needed, diagnostic second opinions, and consultations.
(540) 625-1146 View (540) 625-1146
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Lisa Columbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Things seem to have gone a bit haywire these last few years. Most of us who had been getting along well enough may find ourselves or our children struggling more lately. We don't have to wait for the world to change in order to feel better or to help our children. Let's work together toward managing your mind, body, soul, and relationships harmoniously.
Things seem to have gone a bit haywire these last few years. Most of us who had been getting along well enough may find ourselves or our children struggling more lately. We don't have to wait for the world to change in order to feel better or to help our children. Let's work together toward managing your mind, body, soul, and relationships harmoniously.
(540) 405-8877 View (540) 405-8877
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Garika Williams (Soulful Garden Llc)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Hey! My name is Garika and I'm a licensed professional therapist out of Virginia along with licensing in Indiana. I spent the first 7 years post-grad working in a residential facility with adolescents and last 2 years proving care through telehealth therapy to people from many walks of life. Over the years, I have worked with various diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, severe trauma, PTSD, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders; along with areas like family issues and grief/loss.
Hey! My name is Garika and I'm a licensed professional therapist out of Virginia along with licensing in Indiana. I spent the first 7 years post-grad working in a residential facility with adolescents and last 2 years proving care through telehealth therapy to people from many walks of life. Over the years, I have worked with various diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, severe trauma, PTSD, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders; along with areas like family issues and grief/loss.
(540) 870-0141 View (540) 870-0141
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Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
We all have suffering in our lives-- it's part of human experience. Too often, however, there is a layer of unnecessary psychological pain caused by unconscious defenses. We often resist painful feelings and the realities they point to. When this happens chronically we can get stuck in our resistance, becoming emotionally and physically sick. So our suffering increases. I work together with patients to build and/or embrace their capacity to honestly and compassionately face, untangle, and accept truths they can no longer resist.
We all have suffering in our lives-- it's part of human experience. Too often, however, there is a layer of unnecessary psychological pain caused by unconscious defenses. We often resist painful feelings and the realities they point to. When this happens chronically we can get stuck in our resistance, becoming emotionally and physically sick. So our suffering increases. I work together with patients to build and/or embrace their capacity to honestly and compassionately face, untangle, and accept truths they can no longer resist.
(540) 215-7694 View (540) 215-7694
Photo of Brian J Ede, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Staunton City County, VA
Brian J Ede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Life's journey is rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because he's been there, makes all the difference in the world. In addition to working with couples and families, he enjoys bringing hope to men. He understands the struggles men face. He shares life and relational skills, including: developing problem solving skills, overcoming depression, reducing anxiety, having victory over addiction, growing through life development stages and recovering from the symptoms of trauma.
Life's journey is rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because he's been there, makes all the difference in the world. In addition to working with couples and families, he enjoys bringing hope to men. He understands the struggles men face. He shares life and relational skills, including: developing problem solving skills, overcoming depression, reducing anxiety, having victory over addiction, growing through life development stages and recovering from the symptoms of trauma.
(540) 885-3481 View (540) 885-3481

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Number of Therapists in Staunton City County, VA

90+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Staunton City County, VA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
71% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
78% Anthem | Elevance
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Staunton City County, VA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Staunton City County?

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.

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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.