Counselling in 3053

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Maria Light
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, trauma, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and personality disorders. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, family systems theory, emotion focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have previously worked in school settings and I have also facilitated therapy groups for social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
I am a clinical psychologist currently working in private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, trauma, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety and personality disorders. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment theory, family systems theory, emotion focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have previously worked in school settings and I have also facilitated therapy groups for social anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Michelle Singh
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Michelle (she/her), a registered counsellor dedicated to guiding you on your mental health journey. My core focus in counselling is to create a safe and supportive space where you feel truly understood. Together, we'll embark on a collaborative journey to address your challenges and enhance your overall well-being.
Hello, I'm Michelle (she/her), a registered counsellor dedicated to guiding you on your mental health journey. My core focus in counselling is to create a safe and supportive space where you feel truly understood. Together, we'll embark on a collaborative journey to address your challenges and enhance your overall well-being.
(03) 7003 2512 View (03) 7003 2512
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053  (Online Only)
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
The Friends for Good Counselling and Wellbeing Service is a team of dedicated Psychologists and Counselors ready to help with mental health challenges via Telehealth. Our service is inclusive, flexible, affordable and person-centered. The service is run by Friends for Good, a national not-for-profit and all proceeds go towards supporting our free services helping people who experience loneliness and social isolation.
(03) 7003 2712 View (03) 7003 2712
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David Temme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
Hello and welcome my name is David, and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I often work with people who are struggling with long-term and ongoing interpersonal patterns, routed in childhood that leave them feeling unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward.  I generally work with people on a longer-term basis, taking time to develop a therapeutic relationship and getting to know them beyond their presenting problems.
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Allison Cahill
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience and believe in the potential for all of us to continually grow, adapt and heal from the past. Working from a client-centred and evidence-based approach, I aim to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their struggles and achieve their goals. I have worked in private practice, hospitals and universities providing both individual and group therapy. I have an interest in working with people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to relationship issues, family trauma, anxiety, depression, alcohol addiction and low self-esteem.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience and believe in the potential for all of us to continually grow, adapt and heal from the past. Working from a client-centred and evidence-based approach, I aim to provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their struggles and achieve their goals. I have worked in private practice, hospitals and universities providing both individual and group therapy. I have an interest in working with people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to relationship issues, family trauma, anxiety, depression, alcohol addiction and low self-esteem.
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Estelle Snelling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Estelle is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in varied & dynamic roles, delivering trauma informed psychotherapy/counselling as well as support/supervision & training for staff and orgs. Estelle is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with the body’s intelligence to resolve trauma, shock, chronic stress and mental health concerns. She is a PACFA accredited Clinical Supervisor, holds a Clinical Master’s Degree in Mental Health Sciences, and is trained in EMDR and Flash Technique.
Estelle is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in varied & dynamic roles, delivering trauma informed psychotherapy/counselling as well as support/supervision & training for staff and orgs. Estelle is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with the body’s intelligence to resolve trauma, shock, chronic stress and mental health concerns. She is a PACFA accredited Clinical Supervisor, holds a Clinical Master’s Degree in Mental Health Sciences, and is trained in EMDR and Flash Technique.
(03) 7003 2332 View (03) 7003 2332
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Jesse Hooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I have a rich background in assisting adults from various communities and lived experiences, including those within the LGBTIQ+ spectrum, as well as individuals from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds and those with disabilities. I am here to support you through life’s challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. Located 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Museum and a short walk from Parliament Station.
I have a rich background in assisting adults from various communities and lived experiences, including those within the LGBTIQ+ spectrum, as well as individuals from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds and those with disabilities. I am here to support you through life’s challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma. Located 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Museum and a short walk from Parliament Station.
(03) 9133 2122 View (03) 9133 2122
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Cheyne R Bull
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a registered Psychologist who is passionate about creating safe and transformative therapeutic spaces where people will feel deeply heard and respected, and where together, we will work to facilitate healing, growth and purpose, always based on your individual needs, barriers, aspirations and experiences. My work is grounded in anti-oppressive principles, recognising that individual wellbeing is shaped by the society we live in, our own personal circumstances, and the intersecting identities with which we walk through the world.
I am a registered Psychologist who is passionate about creating safe and transformative therapeutic spaces where people will feel deeply heard and respected, and where together, we will work to facilitate healing, growth and purpose, always based on your individual needs, barriers, aspirations and experiences. My work is grounded in anti-oppressive principles, recognising that individual wellbeing is shaped by the society we live in, our own personal circumstances, and the intersecting identities with which we walk through the world.
(03) 9118 9090 View (03) 9118 9090
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Stephanie Fernandez
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053
Dr Stephanie Fernandez adopts a client-cantered, non-judgmental approach, placing clients unique needs and goals at the forefront of therapy. She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and schema-informed therapy. By tailoring her approach to suit clients’ individual circumstances, she ensures that they receive personalised and effective care.
Dr Stephanie Fernandez adopts a client-cantered, non-judgmental approach, placing clients unique needs and goals at the forefront of therapy. She draws on a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and schema-informed therapy. By tailoring her approach to suit clients’ individual circumstances, she ensures that they receive personalised and effective care.
(03) 7003 2189 View (03) 7003 2189
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Alexandra Scoleri
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Psychotherapy is supportive in helping clients move through acute or long-term psychological distress. Rather than symptom-based relief, psychotherapy explores the historical roots of current distress and therefore aims to uproot the foundations of mental suffering for transformative change.
Psychotherapy is supportive in helping clients move through acute or long-term psychological distress. Rather than symptom-based relief, psychotherapy explores the historical roots of current distress and therefore aims to uproot the foundations of mental suffering for transformative change.
(03) 7003 2708 View (03) 7003 2708
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Michael Street
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Michael came to study psychology as a mature age student, completing his studies part time at Swinburne and Victoria University during the 80’s and 90’s. He believes that coaching, counselling or psychotherapy needs to be tailored to each individual. This has led him to develop skills in a number of different approaches over his twenty years in practice. Growing up in a Victorian country town in the middle of last century he experienced both the State and Catholic school systems before serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam era.
Michael came to study psychology as a mature age student, completing his studies part time at Swinburne and Victoria University during the 80’s and 90’s. He believes that coaching, counselling or psychotherapy needs to be tailored to each individual. This has led him to develop skills in a number of different approaches over his twenty years in practice. Growing up in a Victorian country town in the middle of last century he experienced both the State and Catholic school systems before serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy during the Vietnam era.
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Guy Howick
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Most concerns arise from thinking too much and believing what we think too often. Our circumstances may be challenging or overwhelming. We may feel down or overly stressed. This can lead to depression or anxiety, and affect relationships or parenting. This can be due to past traumatic experiences or unsupportive family relationships, which have negatively affected our ability to cope, and our view of ourselves and our place in the world. Mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapy (ACT/CBT/Schema Therapy/MET) has been proven to effectively address unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, so we can be less affected by them.
Most concerns arise from thinking too much and believing what we think too often. Our circumstances may be challenging or overwhelming. We may feel down or overly stressed. This can lead to depression or anxiety, and affect relationships or parenting. This can be due to past traumatic experiences or unsupportive family relationships, which have negatively affected our ability to cope, and our view of ourselves and our place in the world. Mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapy (ACT/CBT/Schema Therapy/MET) has been proven to effectively address unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, so we can be less affected by them.
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Anastasia Foster
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Hi! My name is Anastasia Foster. I am a registered psychologist working with adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating difficulties, relationship difficulties, career and life transitions, pregnancy concerns and grief and loss.
Hi! My name is Anastasia Foster. I am a registered psychologist working with adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, eating difficulties, relationship difficulties, career and life transitions, pregnancy concerns and grief and loss.
(03) 7003 2962 View (03) 7003 2962
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Danni Exadactylos
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
Hi, I'm Danni (she/her). I am a Melbourne / Naarm based psychologist & registered play therapist. I specialise in child therapy, using play to nurture a child’s sense of self. My practice is client-led and trauma-informed, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. This allows me to focus on the child as a whole, rather than just their struggles. This gentle and strengths-based approach facilitates healing and growth. I have worked in schools and private and public care settings, with extensive experience in a large paediatric working with children who have experienced significant trauma.
Hi, I'm Danni (she/her). I am a Melbourne / Naarm based psychologist & registered play therapist. I specialise in child therapy, using play to nurture a child’s sense of self. My practice is client-led and trauma-informed, with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship. This allows me to focus on the child as a whole, rather than just their struggles. This gentle and strengths-based approach facilitates healing and growth. I have worked in schools and private and public care settings, with extensive experience in a large paediatric working with children who have experienced significant trauma.
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Martina Stewart | Elpis Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a registered psychologist and have been providing therapeutic interventions for over 15 years in a wide range of settings including early intervention services, community mental health, and forensic rehabilitation. I provide therapeutic interventions to clients presenting with a range of complex issues, including depression and anxiety, personality disorders and substance misuse. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are affected by trauma-related difficulties and I have a thorough understanding of the impact of early life experiences in shaping a person's development.
I am a registered psychologist and have been providing therapeutic interventions for over 15 years in a wide range of settings including early intervention services, community mental health, and forensic rehabilitation. I provide therapeutic interventions to clients presenting with a range of complex issues, including depression and anxiety, personality disorders and substance misuse. I am particularly passionate about working with individuals who are affected by trauma-related difficulties and I have a thorough understanding of the impact of early life experiences in shaping a person's development.
(03) 7003 2547 View (03) 7003 2547
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Core Life Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I work with clients who might experience anxiety, depression, ocd, and relationship difficulties. People often come for a range of reasons and challenges including trauma and more complex patterns. If you want to understand your emotional world and work towards healing and well-being then I am here to help. In any session we set achievable goals to work towards and that are meaningful to you.
I work with clients who might experience anxiety, depression, ocd, and relationship difficulties. People often come for a range of reasons and challenges including trauma and more complex patterns. If you want to understand your emotional world and work towards healing and well-being then I am here to help. In any session we set achievable goals to work towards and that are meaningful to you.
(03) 7003 2091 View (03) 7003 2091
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Karolina Krysinska
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a Gestalt psychotherapist with a background in psychology and 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. My work is based on respectful exploration of client’s experience in the here and now, including our ongoing psychotherapy relationship. We look together at patterns of emotional reactions and behaviours, new (yet) unfamiliar ways of being oneself and being with others, and possibilities for change and growth. My interest in Gestalt psychotherapy reflects my passion for a deeper understanding of psychological and emotional well-being and satisfactory human relationships.
I am a Gestalt psychotherapist with a background in psychology and 25 years of experience in the field of mental health. My work is based on respectful exploration of client’s experience in the here and now, including our ongoing psychotherapy relationship. We look together at patterns of emotional reactions and behaviours, new (yet) unfamiliar ways of being oneself and being with others, and possibilities for change and growth. My interest in Gestalt psychotherapy reflects my passion for a deeper understanding of psychological and emotional well-being and satisfactory human relationships.
(03) 8595 5359 View (03) 8595 5359
Photo of Shelley Obst, Psychologist in 3053, VIC
Shelley Obst
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
I am a clinical psychologist who works with teens and adult clients experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties. I enjoy working with individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, panic and adjustment, women experiencing perinatal difficulties, life transition periods, perfectionism, older adults, trauma, and grief and loss.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with teens and adult clients experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties. I enjoy working with individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, panic and adjustment, women experiencing perinatal difficulties, life transition periods, perfectionism, older adults, trauma, and grief and loss.
(03) 7003 2127 View (03) 7003 2127
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The Spring Clinic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Carlton, VIC 3053
At The Spring Clinic, we support individuals and couples from all walks of life. Each individual who walks through our door is respected and celebrated in their uniqueness, through tailored treatment approaches to suit each individual. We are committed and caring allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as other individuals experiencing racial, economic or religious oppression.
At The Spring Clinic, we support individuals and couples from all walks of life. Each individual who walks through our door is respected and celebrated in their uniqueness, through tailored treatment approaches to suit each individual. We are committed and caring allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as other individuals experiencing racial, economic or religious oppression.
(03) 7003 2049 View (03) 7003 2049

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3053

100+

Average cost per session

$195

Counsellors in 3053 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Medicare Rebates
41% Bupa
34% NDIS

How Counsellors in 3053 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3053?

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.

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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.