Therapists in Ruston, WA

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Kincaid Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407
I work with young children, teens, and parents who are struggling with intense feelings and behaviors and seeking specialized, effective, and holistic therapy to learn practical skills and insight in order to enjoy a happier, healthier life. I help children & adolescents overcome anxiety, ADHD, developmental delays, and sensory issues. I also help parents learn new ways to support their child/adolescent that are specific to the needs of their child. I am very familiar with 504/IEP's and have experience advocating as well as helping create plans that increase school success.
I work with young children, teens, and parents who are struggling with intense feelings and behaviors and seeking specialized, effective, and holistic therapy to learn practical skills and insight in order to enjoy a happier, healthier life. I help children & adolescents overcome anxiety, ADHD, developmental delays, and sensory issues. I also help parents learn new ways to support their child/adolescent that are specific to the needs of their child. I am very familiar with 504/IEP's and have experience advocating as well as helping create plans that increase school success.
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Tatyana A Kincaid
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407
My specialty is helping clients understand why certain patterns have emerged in their lives. By fully appreciating our unwanted patterns we can gain clarity about how to change them. I believe lasting change comes from an awareness of our beliefs and values coupled with habit change. Some unique issues I work with in addition to the listed concerns are; difficulty relaxing, grief and loss, feeling others' feelings, and perfectionism.
My specialty is helping clients understand why certain patterns have emerged in their lives. By fully appreciating our unwanted patterns we can gain clarity about how to change them. I believe lasting change comes from an awareness of our beliefs and values coupled with habit change. Some unique issues I work with in addition to the listed concerns are; difficulty relaxing, grief and loss, feeling others' feelings, and perfectionism.
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Tacoma Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAT, MA, LMFTA
Verified
9 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407  (Online Only)
One of the things I’ve come to value the most in life is honest conversation. It’s freeing to share about things we’re struggling with, and to be truly heard without judgment. In every session, I aim to give this opportunity to my clients. I use a number of therapeutic approaches, all of which consider the whole person and recognize the impact of their closest relationships.
One of the things I’ve come to value the most in life is honest conversation. It’s freeing to share about things we’re struggling with, and to be truly heard without judgment. In every session, I aim to give this opportunity to my clients. I use a number of therapeutic approaches, all of which consider the whole person and recognize the impact of their closest relationships.
(253) 300-1258 View (253) 300-1258
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Kristine Nicole Guevara
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Ruston, WA 98407  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients. Do you feel a heaviness in your day to day that makes it difficult to move forward? Are you struggling and isolating yourself even more from people and activities you used to enjoy? Are you needing help, but don't know where to start? You don't have to have all the answers. Let's co-create a space where we can work through today's unique struggles together and get you feeling lighter, balanced and more like yourself.
I am accepting new clients. Do you feel a heaviness in your day to day that makes it difficult to move forward? Are you struggling and isolating yourself even more from people and activities you used to enjoy? Are you needing help, but don't know where to start? You don't have to have all the answers. Let's co-create a space where we can work through today's unique struggles together and get you feeling lighter, balanced and more like yourself.
(253) 478-8594 View (253) 478-8594
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Vicki Pastore
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407
Something happens when we sit across from someone who really sees us, hears us, and accepts us unconditionally. The relationship has the power to lift us up, shift our perspective, and bring us comfort and clarity. I'd be honored to sit across from you with the warmth, humor, compassion and skill that will support the healing and growth you are seeking. You should know that I believe in you, I will challenge you, and we will process everything together until you realize, heal, and remember the strength you have to live the life you want for yourself.
Something happens when we sit across from someone who really sees us, hears us, and accepts us unconditionally. The relationship has the power to lift us up, shift our perspective, and bring us comfort and clarity. I'd be honored to sit across from you with the warmth, humor, compassion and skill that will support the healing and growth you are seeking. You should know that I believe in you, I will challenge you, and we will process everything together until you realize, heal, and remember the strength you have to live the life you want for yourself.
(253) 321-1373 View (253) 321-1373
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Brenna Christensen
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Ruston, WA 98407
I approach my therapeutic work with an emphasis on relationship-building, playfulness, and respect. Rooted firmly in evidenced-based treatment approaches, my clients and I then collaborate, designing goals and adapting treatment to best fit an individual's needs. I aim to provide trauma-informed care which includes both an understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and body as well as the ongoing trauma of being in a marginalized community. I am committed to providing antiracist and anticolonial, Queer and Trans-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming care.
I approach my therapeutic work with an emphasis on relationship-building, playfulness, and respect. Rooted firmly in evidenced-based treatment approaches, my clients and I then collaborate, designing goals and adapting treatment to best fit an individual's needs. I aim to provide trauma-informed care which includes both an understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and body as well as the ongoing trauma of being in a marginalized community. I am committed to providing antiracist and anticolonial, Queer and Trans-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming care.
(425) 428-5063 View (425) 428-5063
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Jenn Parretta - Relationship And Sex Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, ABS, ATR-P
Verified
9 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407
Now Accepting New Clients! - Ready to start on a journey of self-discovery, understanding, and fulfillment? Specializing in the intricate intersections of mental health, sexuality, and creativity, I guide individuals through the process of connecting with their desires. I’ll guide you through the challenges of understanding your needs, fostering healthy relationships, and unlocking your true passions. In our safe and supportive space, we'll work together to enhance communication, embrace authenticity, and build newfound confidence that will allow you to prioritize pleasure and your wellbeing.
Now Accepting New Clients! - Ready to start on a journey of self-discovery, understanding, and fulfillment? Specializing in the intricate intersections of mental health, sexuality, and creativity, I guide individuals through the process of connecting with their desires. I’ll guide you through the challenges of understanding your needs, fostering healthy relationships, and unlocking your true passions. In our safe and supportive space, we'll work together to enhance communication, embrace authenticity, and build newfound confidence that will allow you to prioritize pleasure and your wellbeing.
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Kristen Allott
ND, LAC
Ruston, WA 98407
Fall and Winter of 2022, we are currently accepting new clients. I specialize in working with people who have tried "everything"... every medication, every diet trend, different types of doctors (and therapists)...and describe themselves as "broken" in some way. I start by looking for hypoglycemia, nutrient deficits, inflammation, and hormonal dysregulation. These are often overlooked contributors to fatigue, depression, brain fog, anxiety, and insomnia, which medication and therapy can not directly address.
Fall and Winter of 2022, we are currently accepting new clients. I specialize in working with people who have tried "everything"... every medication, every diet trend, different types of doctors (and therapists)...and describe themselves as "broken" in some way. I start by looking for hypoglycemia, nutrient deficits, inflammation, and hormonal dysregulation. These are often overlooked contributors to fatigue, depression, brain fog, anxiety, and insomnia, which medication and therapy can not directly address.
(206) 237-4391 View (206) 237-4391
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Karin I Reese
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NBC-HWC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407
Are you a woman in your 30s or beyond, seeking support, insight, and empowerment through life's challenges and triumphs? Look no further. As a licensed mental health counselor associate specializing in women's mental health, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for women like you to explore, heal, and flourish. I am a passionate advocate for women's well-being, with experience helping individuals navigate the complexities of adulthood. My approach is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and evidence-based practices tailored to meet your unique needs and goals.
Are you a woman in your 30s or beyond, seeking support, insight, and empowerment through life's challenges and triumphs? Look no further. As a licensed mental health counselor associate specializing in women's mental health, I am dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for women like you to explore, heal, and flourish. I am a passionate advocate for women's well-being, with experience helping individuals navigate the complexities of adulthood. My approach is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and evidence-based practices tailored to meet your unique needs and goals.
(253) 364-4346 View (253) 364-4346
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Amanda Allie
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Ruston, WA 98407  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help when you're stuck can be hard. If you're reading this, you're on your way to getting better. Whether you are experiencing severe anxiety, mild trauma symptoms, or just having difficulty making positive changes in your life, counseling can help. I provide telehealth therapy sessions (no in-person) for your convenience, to fit better into your busy life. Together we will find solutions, improve your overall health and self-esteem, and help you live the kind of life you are proud of. I provide consistent, non-judgmental support and I will keep your concerns confidential.
Asking for help when you're stuck can be hard. If you're reading this, you're on your way to getting better. Whether you are experiencing severe anxiety, mild trauma symptoms, or just having difficulty making positive changes in your life, counseling can help. I provide telehealth therapy sessions (no in-person) for your convenience, to fit better into your busy life. Together we will find solutions, improve your overall health and self-esteem, and help you live the kind of life you are proud of. I provide consistent, non-judgmental support and I will keep your concerns confidential.
(253) 201-1483 View (253) 201-1483
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Cortney Manning-Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified
Ruston, WA 98407
There are so many feelings and thoughts you may need to talk through after this last year. How do you even start living your adult/married life from here? Do you reconnect with family? How do you work through being disconnected/loss of others? What about going back to work in the office or working from home or not working at all? Are these things affecting your stress level, depression, anxiety, leaving you feeling stuck and unhappy? Are you wanting to get back to feeling settled in your life, relationships, and your mental health? Contact me to take the first steps in making your mental health a priority.
There are so many feelings and thoughts you may need to talk through after this last year. How do you even start living your adult/married life from here? Do you reconnect with family? How do you work through being disconnected/loss of others? What about going back to work in the office or working from home or not working at all? Are these things affecting your stress level, depression, anxiety, leaving you feeling stuck and unhappy? Are you wanting to get back to feeling settled in your life, relationships, and your mental health? Contact me to take the first steps in making your mental health a priority.
(253) 215-6413 View (253) 215-6413

More Therapists Nearby

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Amy McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407
Hello! I specialize in couples and family counseling. My areas of expertise include communication, relationship challenges, life transitions, parenting, anxiety, identity, and complex trauma. I view therapy as an opportunity for reflection, support, connection, expanding upon strengths, and life reorganization. Within this process, I am committed to creating a sacred space where you will feel safe, seen, heard, and understood.
Hello! I specialize in couples and family counseling. My areas of expertise include communication, relationship challenges, life transitions, parenting, anxiety, identity, and complex trauma. I view therapy as an opportunity for reflection, support, connection, expanding upon strengths, and life reorganization. Within this process, I am committed to creating a sacred space where you will feel safe, seen, heard, and understood.
(206) 309-9670 View (206) 309-9670
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Jennifer Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98403  (Online Only)
People who find our therapy effective are those who are committed, engaged, and eager for positive change. If you and your partner are feeling isolated due to struggles in your relationship, it’s essential to address these issues swiftly. Fractured relationships can profoundly impact the direction of your lives. This is where I step in. I specialize in aiding couples navigating uncertainty about the future. Email me to start as soon as possible.
People who find our therapy effective are those who are committed, engaged, and eager for positive change. If you and your partner are feeling isolated due to struggles in your relationship, it’s essential to address these issues swiftly. Fractured relationships can profoundly impact the direction of your lives. This is where I step in. I specialize in aiding couples navigating uncertainty about the future. Email me to start as soon as possible.
(360) 583-5026 View (360) 583-5026
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Family Foundations Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Fircrest, WA 98466
Choose from our counselors. See: www.ffctacoma.com. What's not working? What's painful enough that you'd like some help sorting through it? Family Foundations providers specialize in managing difficult circumstances and developing successful relationships with yourself and the important people in your life: significant-other, family, friends, peers, & co-workers. Please visit our website to learn more. We work with children, individuals, couples, and families. Together we'll learn and work toward ways to improve your life and relationships. See a list of providers by clicking on the website tab to the left.
Choose from our counselors. See: www.ffctacoma.com. What's not working? What's painful enough that you'd like some help sorting through it? Family Foundations providers specialize in managing difficult circumstances and developing successful relationships with yourself and the important people in your life: significant-other, family, friends, peers, & co-workers. Please visit our website to learn more. We work with children, individuals, couples, and families. Together we'll learn and work toward ways to improve your life and relationships. See a list of providers by clicking on the website tab to the left.
(253) 590-4235 View (253) 590-4235
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Jordan Zollinger
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
I remember when I showed up to my first counseling appointment as a client. I was nervous, embarrassed, and feeling defeated. In that moment, my physical body carried those emotions in that it felt on edge, almost willing me to get up and leave the counseling center. I also remember the connection I made with my counselor during that first session, and how I knew that is what I needed for that season of life. I understand that for most clients, showing up to their first (or second, or fiftieth..) counseling appointment is terrifying. For many, it feels like they don’t know where else to go, what to do, or who to turn to.
I remember when I showed up to my first counseling appointment as a client. I was nervous, embarrassed, and feeling defeated. In that moment, my physical body carried those emotions in that it felt on edge, almost willing me to get up and leave the counseling center. I also remember the connection I made with my counselor during that first session, and how I knew that is what I needed for that season of life. I understand that for most clients, showing up to their first (or second, or fiftieth..) counseling appointment is terrifying. For many, it feels like they don’t know where else to go, what to do, or who to turn to.
(253) 544-6209 View (253) 544-6209
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Maximilian Willson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
I work with people to help them through hard times. I do all I can to make my clients feel understood, and then we work together to develop and implement techniques to improve their lives. This may mean making it though a change in life, or working to build back to health that has been lost. I try to address every part of my client's life and work to bring them into a fuller expression of themself.
I work with people to help them through hard times. I do all I can to make my clients feel understood, and then we work together to develop and implement techniques to improve their lives. This may mean making it though a change in life, or working to build back to health that has been lost. I try to address every part of my client's life and work to bring them into a fuller expression of themself.
(253) 316-8182 View (253) 316-8182
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Jessica Malley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98406
Dr. Malley has provided consultative, evaluative, therapeutic, school and home-based intervention services to children and families impacted by Autism, developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders. She has developed and consulted with an array of school-based programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional, and behavioral disorders. She has also provided individual, group, and family-based counseling to those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Dr. Malley has provided consultative, evaluative, therapeutic, school and home-based intervention services to children and families impacted by Autism, developmental and learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders. She has developed and consulted with an array of school-based programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional, and behavioral disorders. She has also provided individual, group, and family-based counseling to those with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(253) 499-7986 View (253) 499-7986
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Jacob Morrow
LPC Intern, LPC Int
Verified
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. By taking the time to seek counseling, you are taking a big step toward wellness. I understand that finding the right fit in counseling is of vital importance to the healing you want to experience. My approach toward counseling is focused on the person sitting (virtually) in front of me. My aim in establishing a helpful counseling relationship is to build a space where my clients feel safe, heard, seen, respected, and cared for. I believe that effective counseling is a process in which my clients have the space and feel empowered to explore their life experiences safely.
Hello and welcome. By taking the time to seek counseling, you are taking a big step toward wellness. I understand that finding the right fit in counseling is of vital importance to the healing you want to experience. My approach toward counseling is focused on the person sitting (virtually) in front of me. My aim in establishing a helpful counseling relationship is to build a space where my clients feel safe, heard, seen, respected, and cared for. I believe that effective counseling is a process in which my clients have the space and feel empowered to explore their life experiences safely.
(253) 245-3550 View (253) 245-3550
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Tim Skipworth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MHP, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98405  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational conflict can weigh on us and interfere with our day-to-day functioning. Those of us who come to therapy are often needing someone to process experiences with so these problems don't rob us of joy. You deserve to have a space to process your experiences without judgment or simply being told what you want to hear. You deserve authenticity and compassion. If you are feeling overwhelmed with personal mental health challenges or relationship issues, I want to help you find peace and happiness.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational conflict can weigh on us and interfere with our day-to-day functioning. Those of us who come to therapy are often needing someone to process experiences with so these problems don't rob us of joy. You deserve to have a space to process your experiences without judgment or simply being told what you want to hear. You deserve authenticity and compassion. If you are feeling overwhelmed with personal mental health challenges or relationship issues, I want to help you find peace and happiness.
(253) 600-2496 View (253) 600-2496
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Vanessa Gilchrist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
My trauma-informed approach invites a space of safety, warmth, and authenticity where we navigate issues and process emotions together to enhance resiliency, trust, and self-worth. It is my hope that therapy and our therapeutic alliance will provide you with opportunity for healing, empowerment, and re-authoring of life stories for positive change and growth toward personal fulfillment. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families seeking to process through various struggles and difficulties using evidence-based treatments.
My trauma-informed approach invites a space of safety, warmth, and authenticity where we navigate issues and process emotions together to enhance resiliency, trust, and self-worth. It is my hope that therapy and our therapeutic alliance will provide you with opportunity for healing, empowerment, and re-authoring of life stories for positive change and growth toward personal fulfillment. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families seeking to process through various struggles and difficulties using evidence-based treatments.
(253) 400-2440 View (253) 400-2440

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ruston, WA

10+

Average cost per session

$177

Therapists in Ruston, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Stress
73% Depression
73% Grief
73% Life Transitions
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% First Choice Health | FCH
75% Premera
50% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Ruston, WA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ruston?

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.