Photo of Frank Nicolson
Frank Nicolson
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016  (Online Only)
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
(02) 9100 0267 View (02) 9100 0267
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Catherine Hickson Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
Do you want to change something about yourself? Are you sick of behaviour, habits, moods, relationships, or thought patterns. I am skilled in locating the source of your problem and working with it directly to restore your sense of balance and well being. I will work with you at your own pace and I respect your need to feel safe and secure. My preferred methods of treatment are Resource Therapy, EMDR, CBT and Breath work.
0407 940 535 View 0407 940 535
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Ash Rehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
As a Medicare Provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies, I provide professional treatment with Medicare rebates for anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other mental health difficulties. I specialise in concerns about toxic relationships, religious trauma, pornography use problems and ‘sex addiction’ from a sexuality-affirmative perspective and also assist those managing other addictions. Whether you are experiencing anger, guilt, grief, shame, fear, loneliness, confusion or something else, you can benefit from professional support. Sessions can give you a sounding board or professional guidance, it's your choice.
As a Medicare Provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies, I provide professional treatment with Medicare rebates for anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other mental health difficulties. I specialise in concerns about toxic relationships, religious trauma, pornography use problems and ‘sex addiction’ from a sexuality-affirmative perspective and also assist those managing other addictions. Whether you are experiencing anger, guilt, grief, shame, fear, loneliness, confusion or something else, you can benefit from professional support. Sessions can give you a sounding board or professional guidance, it's your choice.
(02) 9100 0518 View (02) 9100 0518
Photo of Isabelle Elja Sleurink, MSc, PsyBA Prov, Psychologist
Isabelle Elja Sleurink
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
Are you are struggling with anxiety, stress or burnout? Do you find yourself feeling overcome by worries, "what ifs" and worst case scenarios? This perpetual focus on the future and past can steal away your joy and prevent you from fully experiencing the present. Now, imagine a world where you wake with a sense of optimism. A world where you can watch your worries come and go, without being consumed by them. A world where you don't need medication, alcohol or constant distraction to cope. A world where you finally understand where your anxiety and depression come from.
Are you are struggling with anxiety, stress or burnout? Do you find yourself feeling overcome by worries, "what ifs" and worst case scenarios? This perpetual focus on the future and past can steal away your joy and prevent you from fully experiencing the present. Now, imagine a world where you wake with a sense of optimism. A world where you can watch your worries come and go, without being consumed by them. A world where you don't need medication, alcohol or constant distraction to cope. A world where you finally understand where your anxiety and depression come from.
(02) 9100 0535 View (02) 9100 0535
Photo of Claire Hill, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Claire Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is for everyone. Everyone that has ever considered if there is something in life that feels feels stuck, unfulfilled, or who yearns for something different. Everyone that notices patterns they wish they didn't have to keep repeating. Everyone that feels that the structures of the world around them feel constricting, heavy or confusing. Everyone that has ever thought- "Woah! did I just say / do / think that?? Where did that come from??" Everyone that looks at their relationships with partners or family and wonders if they could feel safer. Everyone that questions if it's even possible to feel safe within themselves.
Therapy is for everyone. Everyone that has ever considered if there is something in life that feels feels stuck, unfulfilled, or who yearns for something different. Everyone that notices patterns they wish they didn't have to keep repeating. Everyone that feels that the structures of the world around them feel constricting, heavy or confusing. Everyone that has ever thought- "Woah! did I just say / do / think that?? Where did that come from??" Everyone that looks at their relationships with partners or family and wonders if they could feel safer. Everyone that questions if it's even possible to feel safe within themselves.
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Photo of Elizabeth Chikako Crouch, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Elizabeth Chikako Crouch
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
Therapy can be a big step and decision and it is important that your therapist is someone you feel safe and supported by, that you are respected and so are your strengths and capacities. I work in a holistic and supportive way working with clients to heal, and achieve the outcomes that they choose. I have worked for a number of years with survivors of childhood sexual assault, adult sexual assault, intimate partner and other violence and also work with those who use violence.
(02) 8294 6092 View (02) 8294 6092
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Big Light Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Life can be tough. Talk therapy genuinely helps. I offer support to people who experience: mental health challenges, neurodiversity, existential issues, concerns related to religious and spiritual identity, concerns related to LGBTIQA+ identity, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, addiction, and workplace stress.
Life can be tough. Talk therapy genuinely helps. I offer support to people who experience: mental health challenges, neurodiversity, existential issues, concerns related to religious and spiritual identity, concerns related to LGBTIQA+ identity, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, addiction, and workplace stress.
(02) 9100 0251 View (02) 9100 0251
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Geoff Miles Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
I have a strong committment to the value of life experiences and events, and understand the importance of placing them in a positive light. With attentive and empathetic listening I assist clients to confront and normalise those life events and factors that contribute to depression, anxiety and relational difficulties, and help live comfortably with them. I have worked since 2015 as a community chaplain in an area with challenges in addiction, mental illness, anxiety and depression. I farmed 20 years, 10 years manager of a Educational Christian Conference centre and 10 years founding and operating a software company.
I have a strong committment to the value of life experiences and events, and understand the importance of placing them in a positive light. With attentive and empathetic listening I assist clients to confront and normalise those life events and factors that contribute to depression, anxiety and relational difficulties, and help live comfortably with them. I have worked since 2015 as a community chaplain in an area with challenges in addiction, mental illness, anxiety and depression. I farmed 20 years, 10 years manager of a Educational Christian Conference centre and 10 years founding and operating a software company.
0435 998 089 View 0435 998 089
Photo of Rochelle Oshlack, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Rochelle Oshlack
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
(02) 9100 0142 View (02) 9100 0142
Photo of Kurt Bayly, MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Kurt Bayly
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
My goal in therapy is to create a safe, confidential space where you are able to talk openly about your life, without feeling judged. As your therapist, I will give you the time and care to really understand where you are coming from and give you constructive feedback that empowers you to set realistic goals, make appropriate changes and have strong, genuine relationships. In three words I am kind, honest, attuned.
My goal in therapy is to create a safe, confidential space where you are able to talk openly about your life, without feeling judged. As your therapist, I will give you the time and care to really understand where you are coming from and give you constructive feedback that empowers you to set realistic goals, make appropriate changes and have strong, genuine relationships. In three words I am kind, honest, attuned.
(02) 9100 0328 View (02) 9100 0328
Photo of Heather Gan, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Heather Gan
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
I'm a Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar) and PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at the University of Wollongong. I am based in Surry Hills, NSW. I work with children (aged 8 and above), adolescents and adults who need support with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and cultural identity issues. In my therapy sessions, I use a caring, rapport-based, client-centered approach in order to create a safe and open environment for my clients.
I'm a Psychologist (Clinical Psychology Registrar) and PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at the University of Wollongong. I am based in Surry Hills, NSW. I work with children (aged 8 and above), adolescents and adults who need support with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and cultural identity issues. In my therapy sessions, I use a caring, rapport-based, client-centered approach in order to create a safe and open environment for my clients.
(02) 9159 6010 View (02) 9159 6010
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Dinah Broyda
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Dinah is an accredited counsellor, specialising in holistic, person-centred care to support you in living a meaningful and positive life. Over the years Dinah has worked with people who present with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions and interpersonal issues. She ensures her practice is trauma informed to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. She specialises in LGBT topics such as Poly and ENM relationship styles, SW friendly, and Gender Identity.
Dinah is an accredited counsellor, specialising in holistic, person-centred care to support you in living a meaningful and positive life. Over the years Dinah has worked with people who present with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions and interpersonal issues. She ensures her practice is trauma informed to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. She specialises in LGBT topics such as Poly and ENM relationship styles, SW friendly, and Gender Identity.
Photo of Mary Gilbert, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Mary Gilbert
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
I am a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping adults navigate various psychological and emotional challenges through increasing personal insight and the capacity for change. I am trained in treating various issues, some of which include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, communication and emotion-regulation difficulties. I provide a warm and collaborative space where challenges can be safely explored and worked through. I believe that a trusting and authentic relationship is integral to therapeutic progress and I place great emphasis on listening deeply and connecting.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping adults navigate various psychological and emotional challenges through increasing personal insight and the capacity for change. I am trained in treating various issues, some of which include anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, parenting difficulties, low self-esteem, communication and emotion-regulation difficulties. I provide a warm and collaborative space where challenges can be safely explored and worked through. I believe that a trusting and authentic relationship is integral to therapeutic progress and I place great emphasis on listening deeply and connecting.
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Photo of Dominique Smajstr, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Dominique Smajstr
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
I offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking to understand their relationship issues, emotional conflicts and psychological difficulties. I provide a safe, non judgemental and supportive space for you to talk freely about whatever may be concerning you. You will have time and space to slow down to think through your thoughts and feel your feelings as I invite and welcome all the parts of you to be seen and heard. Together we can explore and process the impact of past wounds and relationships and as we make sense of what you discover you will strengthen your ability to fiercely be yourself and create the life that you desire.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking to understand their relationship issues, emotional conflicts and psychological difficulties. I provide a safe, non judgemental and supportive space for you to talk freely about whatever may be concerning you. You will have time and space to slow down to think through your thoughts and feel your feelings as I invite and welcome all the parts of you to be seen and heard. Together we can explore and process the impact of past wounds and relationships and as we make sense of what you discover you will strengthen your ability to fiercely be yourself and create the life that you desire.
(02) 9100 0659 View (02) 9100 0659
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Beverley Stewart - Counselling / Psychotherapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
“This isn’t how I thought my life would turn out.” “This isn’t where I want to be!” When we’re feeling stuck or lost in our life circumstances, it can seem overwhelming and never ending. We feel alone. We can spend our days constantly thinking about what’s gone wrong, and our nights unable to sleep with all the worry. Each day becomes the same as the day before, There seems no end to it, no future without these dark thoughts. Making it harder is the fact that no one understands what we’re going through. No one knows how anxiety, hopelessness or dread can engulf us.
“This isn’t how I thought my life would turn out.” “This isn’t where I want to be!” When we’re feeling stuck or lost in our life circumstances, it can seem overwhelming and never ending. We feel alone. We can spend our days constantly thinking about what’s gone wrong, and our nights unable to sleep with all the worry. Each day becomes the same as the day before, There seems no end to it, no future without these dark thoughts. Making it harder is the fact that no one understands what we’re going through. No one knows how anxiety, hopelessness or dread can engulf us.
(02) 9100 0469 View (02) 9100 0469
Photo of Kate Zughbi, MA, AMHSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kate Zughbi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Are you struggling with issues relating to trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, managing and understanding your emotions or just feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start? I endeavour to provide individualised, collaborative and evidence based treatment to meet your needs. It will be a space where you are seen and heard.
Are you struggling with issues relating to trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, managing and understanding your emotions or just feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start? I endeavour to provide individualised, collaborative and evidence based treatment to meet your needs. It will be a space where you are seen and heard.
(02) 9100 0485 View (02) 9100 0485
Photo of undefined - Circle of Life Psychology Practice, MAPS, Psychologist
Circle of Life Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
(02) 9100 0819 View (02) 9100 0819
Photo of Mathew Roland Bergan, Psychotherapist
Mathew Roland Bergan
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
Are you seeking deeper relating skills or wanting to improve your own self-awareness?  Do you want to improve your communication and connection with others? Yesterday’s reality may not be the right fit for today-need a hand sorting out what stays and what goes? I am a Gestalt therapist specialising in sexuality, gender and coming out within LBGTQIA+ communities. My psychotherapy and counselling service offers face to face, online, and phone based services specialising in: anxiety and depression, unlocking the vices of shame, Brianspotting, somatic enquiry, nature based therapy, deconstructing masculinity, & trans and gender diverse.
Are you seeking deeper relating skills or wanting to improve your own self-awareness?  Do you want to improve your communication and connection with others? Yesterday’s reality may not be the right fit for today-need a hand sorting out what stays and what goes? I am a Gestalt therapist specialising in sexuality, gender and coming out within LBGTQIA+ communities. My psychotherapy and counselling service offers face to face, online, and phone based services specialising in: anxiety and depression, unlocking the vices of shame, Brianspotting, somatic enquiry, nature based therapy, deconstructing masculinity, & trans and gender diverse.
(02) 9100 0130 View (02) 9100 0130
Photo of Douglas Owen Williams, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Douglas Owen Williams
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016
I work with clients experiencing mood disorders (e.g. Depression or Anxiety) as well as those working on issues of addiction and substance use, trauma and PTSD, and personality disorders.
I work with clients experiencing mood disorders (e.g. Depression or Anxiety) as well as those working on issues of addiction and substance use, trauma and PTSD, and personality disorders.
(02) 8105 5405 View (02) 8105 5405
Photo of Nicole Langman, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Nicole Langman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redfern, NSW 2016
Not accepting new clients
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist working with a variety of mental health, emotional and relational challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing longstanding mood and anxiety challenges, complex PTSD/trauma, dissociation, eating disorders, as well as relationship concerns. I value taking an evidence-based approach that engages with clients collaboratively and is tailored to individual needs.
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist working with a variety of mental health, emotional and relational challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing longstanding mood and anxiety challenges, complex PTSD/trauma, dissociation, eating disorders, as well as relationship concerns. I value taking an evidence-based approach that engages with clients collaboratively and is tailored to individual needs.
(02) 9100 0946 View (02) 9100 0946

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 2016

50+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in 2016 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Stress
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medicare Rebates
58% Bupa
58% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 2016 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
30% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 2016?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, 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 postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

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, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

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.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

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 postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.