Photo of Shannon John Bowman, Psychotherapist in 3218, VIC
Shannon John Bowman
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
When you're struggling with anxiety, ADHD, depression, or trauma, life can feel out of control. At Create Balance Psychotherapy and Counselling, we understand how difficult life can be when you're struggling with mental health concerns. Shannon is a psychotherapist who will assist you to feel back in control of your life. He will help you get to the root cause of your problem, so you can make lasting positive changes. What would your life feel like if you weren't always anxious, depressed or having flashbacks and nightmares? Psychotherapy is the first step to living that life. Medicare rebates are available.
(03) 9068 5775 View (03) 9068 5775
Photo of Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Jennifer Morales-Crecer Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
Jennifer is an experienced psychologist who uses a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to treat a wide variety of difficulties in adults of all ages, and couples. She offers each client a confidential and safe space to share their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer will work with you to help you clarify your own goals for treatment and provide you with the support and skills you need to help you reach your goals. Jennifer’s warm and professional manner provides a relational space to explore past experiences and trauma, current emotional or mental health difficulties and adjustment to life’s challenges.
0431 273 237 View 0431 273 237
Photo of Nick Cacuick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3218, VIC
Nick Cacuick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218  (Online Only)
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
Nick is an empathetic, caring and experienced psychotherapist and social worker. He supports his clients with a wide range of issues, including trauma, PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, problem gambling, drug and alcohol addiction, ADHD and relationship concerns. After experiencing stress and anxiety first-hand, Nick has insight into how life can be affected by challenging mental health. He is passionate about helping others and about raising awareness for mental health, as well as breaking down any associated stigma.
(08) 9126 9307 View (08) 9126 9307
Photo of Abbey Rietschel - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Abbey Rietschel - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Abbey (she/her) is a registered Psychologist who is passionate about making meaningful change and supporting people across the lifespan through challenging times. Abbey is particularly interested in working with children, adolescents, and their families.
Abbey (she/her) is a registered Psychologist who is passionate about making meaningful change and supporting people across the lifespan through challenging times. Abbey is particularly interested in working with children, adolescents, and their families.
(03) 4237 7333 View (03) 4237 7333
Photo of Marsha Lewellin, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Marsha Lewellin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
I bring passion and enthusiasm to my work and enjoy working with adolescents and adults presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, mood disorders, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and grief and loss. I approach the therapeutic process from a stance of resolving long-term behavioural, cognitive and relational patterns, that negatively present functioning and wellbeing. Clients will be interested in and committed to identifying and exploring underlying causes of current distress.
(03) 4240 6852 View (03) 4240 6852
Photo of Charlotte Guthrie - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Charlotte Guthrie - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
Charlotte is a Provisional Psychologist currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology. Charlotte brings a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach to her practice and enjoys working with individuals of all ages to collaboratively achieve their goals. Charlotte is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals and adopts an neurodiversity affirming approach to her practice.
(03) 4240 4890 View (03) 4240 4890
Photo of Dr Elizabeth Daff, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Dr Elizabeth Daff
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Manifold Heights, VIC 3218  (Online Only)
I provide individual treatment to adults via video for a range of concerns. I work with concerns around mood and anger, anxiousness, coping, trauma, intrusive or unpleasant thoughts and acting on these, personality and identity concerns, and relationship concerns, among other areas. I also work with people navigating big changes in life (e.g., parenthood, retirement, loss). While I work with everyone, I have particular interest and experience working in men's health.
I provide individual treatment to adults via video for a range of concerns. I work with concerns around mood and anger, anxiousness, coping, trauma, intrusive or unpleasant thoughts and acting on these, personality and identity concerns, and relationship concerns, among other areas. I also work with people navigating big changes in life (e.g., parenthood, retirement, loss). While I work with everyone, I have particular interest and experience working in men's health.
(03) 7003 2609 View (03) 7003 2609
Photo of Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Megan Pilon - Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
Book online at www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Megan is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with experience in clinical, community, and workplace settings. Megan has specific interests in helping young people and adults to identify and leverage their strengths, develop their understanding of themselves and their relationships, and meet personal, social, educational, and work-related goals. Megan has a deep interest in the way the mind, brain, and body work together to influence mental functioning, health, and wellbeing, and spends part of her time contributing to research projects for Deakin University’s Food and Mood Centre.
(03) 4238 1789 View (03) 4238 1789
Photo of Sharon Didone, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Sharon Didone
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Sharon has a strong professional interest in collaboratively working with and supporting those who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges. Areas included, but not limited to, are anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, grief and trauma.
Sharon has a strong professional interest in collaboratively working with and supporting those who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges. Areas included, but not limited to, are anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, grief and trauma.
(03) 4238 1938 View (03) 4238 1938
Photo of Fabian McCalman, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Fabian McCalman
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be. Start you healing journey by booking online via my website.
If you find yourself wondering why does it feel difficult to face the day, is it time for change or have you been thrust into change and finding it challenging. Difficult times and life's challenges often bring up new or old feelings and emotions that can feel overwhelming. With support and a safe place to explore, together we can find the underlining issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be. Start you healing journey by booking online via my website.
(03) 4233 4217 View (03) 4233 4217
Photo of Janelle Shaw, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Janelle Shaw
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Manifold Heights, VIC 3218  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
Hi, I’m Janelle, a holistic, transpersonal therapist, offering an alternative approach to conventional types of therapy. I believe that transformation & healing take place when the correct conditions are created. Thus, central to the way I work is providing a safe container of presence & real, two-way connection from where my clients can feel seen & heard for where they are at in their journey, whilst becoming equiped with evidence based tools & techniques to deepen their capacity for challenge, joy, connection & wholeness.
(08) 6801 2370 View (08) 6801 2370
Photo of Kim Young, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Kim Young
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Sometimes in our lives we need a reset or pivot, and space to pause and reflect on the next way forward.
Sometimes in our lives we need a reset or pivot, and space to pause and reflect on the next way forward.
(03) 4240 3759 View (03) 4240 3759
Photo of Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 3218, VIC
Bianca Bozzo - Endeavour Psychology
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218  (Online Only)
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
Bianca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates. Bianca enjoys supporting children, adolescents and young adults. Bianca practices a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Bianca strives to understand each client’s unique situation and provides tailored, evidence-based practices to support them. Outside of work Bianca enjoys nature camping and beach days.
(03) 4238 2745 View (03) 4238 2745
Photo of Natalie Butyn, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Natalie Butyn
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
BA(Psych) PGDip (Psych) MPsych (Counselling), MAPS Natalie is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency. She enjoys working adult clients (18+) in Geelong. Natalie provides a collaborative therapeutic relationship for her clients using her engaging and down to earth interpersonal style. She aims to reduce emotional distress and strengthen client resilience to support clients to achieve their counselling goals.
(03) 4237 7664 View (03) 4237 7664
Photo of Lisa Quinney, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Lisa Quinney
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
I empower parents to compassionately show up for themselves so they can wholeheartedly enjoy parenthood. Often we encounter challenges when parenting our children and feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out. Being a parent is hard work. I can help you nurture your emotional well-being during this transformative journey. Parenting can unravel us and reveal childhood wounds and opportunities for self-growth. If you are experiencing moments where you are shut down, anxious or angry - I can help you understand what is going on and identify healthy ways of coping.
(03) 4240 6625 View (03) 4240 6625
Photo of Caro White, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Caro White
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
I love working with people who are ready to dive deep. I find the best work happens when people are ready to reflect and take some risks, opening themselves to new experiences and possibilities. People are ready to try new approaches to old problems in a non clinical environment. They want to feel freer to be themselves, gain clarity and have closer more satisfying relationships with loved ones. Often I work with students of psychology/counselling/play therapy/art therapy who are interested in doing their own wok before becoming therapists. I also work a lot with couples and individuals in life transitions, especially parenthood.
(03) 6146 1757 View (03) 6146 1757
Photo of Endeavour Psychology, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Endeavour Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
www.endeavourpsychology.com.au - Endeavour Psychology provides psychological assessment and intervention services supporting clients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, body image and weight concerns, adjustment, bereavement, grief, stress, self-esteem, personality, social skills, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, sexuality, gender, relationships, communication, and interpersonal concerns.
(03) 4238 0634 View (03) 4238 0634
Photo of Anna Maxwell, Psychologist in 3218, VIC
Anna Maxwell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
Anna is a registered psychologist and is passionate about helping adults and older adolescents to improve their happiness and wellbeing. Anna has experience working with parents and has facilitated early parenting and attachment-based group programs including Circle of Security and Keeping Your Child in Mind. Anna is committed to building strong, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with her clients. She believes in taking a gentle, person-centred approach so that each client feels heard and understood. Anna supports clients in developing their own insight, self-understanding, and self-compassion.
(03) 9000 0866 View (03) 9000 0866
Photo of Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy, Psychotherapist in 3218, VIC
Louise Jansz - Fourfold Therapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Geelong West, VIC 3218
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
Louise is a PACFA registered psychotherapist and holistic counsellor. Using targeted interventions, including somatic experiencing and brainspotting, I guide you through life's transitions, fostering self-discovery and growth. I support both lifelong questing and short term crisis. You may be facing uncertainty, anxiety, depression, addiction or an identity crisis. We will work on strategies to manage emotions and adapt to changing circumstances. I create a safe haven to foster self-compassion, self-understanding as you learn to self-regulate, build resilience and communicate your needs as you gain momentum back in your life.
(03) 4240 3277 View (03) 4240 3277
Photo of Justine Devonport, Counsellor in 3218, VIC
Justine Devonport
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Geelong West, VIC 3218
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
We all struggle at certain times, looking after ourselves can mean reaching out for support. As a counsellor, I help people feel better within themselves and improve their mental health and well being. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, like you are no longer yourself? Life's challenges often feel like a lot to deal with, leaving you exhausted, burnt out and low in self esteem. Imagine if there was a way through these challenges, a way to manage your anxiety, deal with overwhelm and work towards your ideal way of feeling. I would love to chat with you about what is going on and how we can start a shift.
(03) 8771 4973 View (03) 8771 4973

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 3218

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in 3218 who prioritize treating:

71% Relationship Issues
71% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Family Conflict
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% NDIS
50% Medicare Rebates
13% Other

How Counsellors in 3218 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 3218?

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.