Photo of Karyna Jansons, Counsellor in 4552, QLD
Karyna Jansons
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maleny, QLD 4552
I specialise in counselling both Couples and Individuals who are facing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions or relational concerns. Whether you're facing life’s upheavals or seeking to improve your relationship dynamics, I am here to help you build bridges between where you are, and where you want to be. With a focus on your unique needs and experiences, I offer guidance and understanding to support your journey of self-discovery or rebuilding intimacy in your relationships. I also specialise in counselling those from regional and remote areas.
I specialise in counselling both Couples and Individuals who are facing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions or relational concerns. Whether you're facing life’s upheavals or seeking to improve your relationship dynamics, I am here to help you build bridges between where you are, and where you want to be. With a focus on your unique needs and experiences, I offer guidance and understanding to support your journey of self-discovery or rebuilding intimacy in your relationships. I also specialise in counselling those from regional and remote areas.
(07) 5241 5893 View (07) 5241 5893
Photo of Astrid de Ruiter, Counsellor in 4552, QLD
Astrid de Ruiter
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maleny, QLD 4552
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
Often people seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist as a last resort. They wait until small cracks in their life become big ones that turn into chasms and feel like they’re going to swallow them up. The reason? There is still a stigma in Australia around seeking help when we’re struggling (particularly among men). Here’s the good news: if you’re facing challenges right now, whether they’re tiny or monstrous, there’s actually nothing wrong with you! Life is just pretty complicated these days, social support is often not as strong or frequent as we need, and so we all need a bit of special support and guidance sometimes. 
(07) 5451 4048 View (07) 5451 4048
Photo of Josie Coco, Psychotherapist in 4552, QLD
Josie Coco
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maleny, QLD 4552
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
(07) 5224 2070 View (07) 5224 2070
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Heartspace Artspace & Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Heartspace Artspace is a creative arts therapy and counselling service for adults. Within a quiet, safe, respectful space individuals can express their personal journey providing another way of knowing self and soul. Engaging in counselling can be akin to having another person companion you. This may be for a short and specific time in your life or may extend over a period of time. Liz is a somatic experiencing practitioner, experienced counsellor and creative arts therapist. You are invited to explore Heartspace Artspace and what this may offer you at www.heartspaceartspace.com
Heartspace Artspace is a creative arts therapy and counselling service for adults. Within a quiet, safe, respectful space individuals can express their personal journey providing another way of knowing self and soul. Engaging in counselling can be akin to having another person companion you. This may be for a short and specific time in your life or may extend over a period of time. Liz is a somatic experiencing practitioner, experienced counsellor and creative arts therapist. You are invited to explore Heartspace Artspace and what this may offer you at www.heartspaceartspace.com
(07) 5240 9845 View (07) 5240 9845
Photo of Leeann Horrill, Psychotherapist in 4552, QLD
Leeann Horrill
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I specialise in supporting parents, children and families. I provide individual support and run group programs designed to help parents build loving families and raise responsible, resilient and emotionally healthy kids. I also have particular expertise in issues such as single parenting, supporting children through separation, co-parenting and step-families.
I specialise in supporting parents, children and families. I provide individual support and run group programs designed to help parents build loving families and raise responsible, resilient and emotionally healthy kids. I also have particular expertise in issues such as single parenting, supporting children through separation, co-parenting and step-families.
(07) 5315 8017 View (07) 5315 8017
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Christine Andrade
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I am an experienced Australian Counselling Association Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Supervisor with 35 years experience of working with people with emotional and mental health issues. My clients have found me to be both an empathic listener and an effective therapist. As a Psychotherapist I specialise in working with people who have been impacted by their life journey and would like to learn to live more effectively. The relationship with self is the most important relationship and I can assist my clients to repair this relationship and live a happier life.
I am an experienced Australian Counselling Association Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Mental Health Nurse and Supervisor with 35 years experience of working with people with emotional and mental health issues. My clients have found me to be both an empathic listener and an effective therapist. As a Psychotherapist I specialise in working with people who have been impacted by their life journey and would like to learn to live more effectively. The relationship with self is the most important relationship and I can assist my clients to repair this relationship and live a happier life.
(07) 5241 4828 View (07) 5241 4828
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Freeman Clinic
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I work with adults of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and attentional issues. My forte is empowering clients to access their own inner resources and strengths so they can return to health and well being.
I work with adults of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and attentional issues. My forte is empowering clients to access their own inner resources and strengths so they can return to health and well being.
(07) 5240 7000 View (07) 5240 7000
Photo of Matt Vance, Psychologist in 4552, QLD
Matt Vance
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Org. Psych.
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
20 years experience as psychologist. Clinic located at Flaxton (near Montville). Want to try something different from the usual talk therapy. I still do that as well, but I also work with your unconscious mind to assist with new habit development and to let go of past learnt behaviours. Specialize in Gambling Addiction and Alcohol Addiction. The ability to understand your own story and being able to share that with others in whatever form that takes is what I consider to be aligned to the path of finding your true purpose.
20 years experience as psychologist. Clinic located at Flaxton (near Montville). Want to try something different from the usual talk therapy. I still do that as well, but I also work with your unconscious mind to assist with new habit development and to let go of past learnt behaviours. Specialize in Gambling Addiction and Alcohol Addiction. The ability to understand your own story and being able to share that with others in whatever form that takes is what I consider to be aligned to the path of finding your true purpose.
(07) 5451 4089 View (07) 5451 4089
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Rosien Colin
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552  (Online Only)
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
Rosien is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist with many years of experience. Rosien works with individuals and couples, and welcome clients of all ages. Creating a safe space where you can disclose your personal problems and feel supported is Rosien's top priority. Rosien has a particular interest in helping clients who are experiencing self-esteem issues, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety or psychosomatic issues. Rosie is originally from Belgium and have worked in a number of different countries so she can offer a culturally sensitive approach to therapy. In addition to English, Rosien can speak Dutch, French and Spanish.
1800 327 477 View 1800 327 477
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Lindsay McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I work with clients aged 16 and over who may present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, neurodiversity, and personality concerns. I enjoy diversity in my practice and am best suited to working with clients who have specific goals and are seeking a time-limited, evidence-based approach to treatment.
I work with clients aged 16 and over who may present with a variety of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, neurodiversity, and personality concerns. I enjoy diversity in my practice and am best suited to working with clients who have specific goals and are seeking a time-limited, evidence-based approach to treatment.
(07) 5240 7548 View (07) 5240 7548
Photo of Esther Guilhot, Counsellor in 4552, QLD
Esther Guilhot
Counsellor, MSc, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
If you are struggling to manage the current stress in your life and its beginning to impact your thoughts-can't switch off or ruminating in negativity, your relationships-shutting down or overreacting, your work-can't focus, panic at minor things, your life-lost interest or motivation to keep going Esther will work with you to find the source of these problems, tap into the emotional struggle and develop strategies to help you feel more empowered and in control.
If you are struggling to manage the current stress in your life and its beginning to impact your thoughts-can't switch off or ruminating in negativity, your relationships-shutting down or overreacting, your work-can't focus, panic at minor things, your life-lost interest or motivation to keep going Esther will work with you to find the source of these problems, tap into the emotional struggle and develop strategies to help you feel more empowered and in control.
(07) 5240 9989 View (07) 5240 9989
Photo of Ocean Blue Social Work, Psychotherapist in 4552, QLD
Ocean Blue Social Work
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am a qualified Social Worker and Counsellor. I work with people from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide counselling support to NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover and privately funded individuals aged 16 and over. I am currently not Medicare funded for mental health plans
My name is Tara Macdonald and I am a qualified Social Worker and Counsellor. I work with people from many walks of life and experiences. We can find ourselves at times struggling to manage the complexities of life and feel overwhelmed with these emotions. My practice is focused on you and how best to work through these struggles. I work with people who are experiencing mental health concerns, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and disabilities. I provide counselling support to NDIS participants, aged care, WorkCover and privately funded individuals aged 16 and over. I am currently not Medicare funded for mental health plans
(07) 5240 9754 View (07) 5240 9754
Photo of Refocus child and family therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 4552, QLD
Refocus child and family therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
Sometimes life goes out of focus, or gets blurry, or we can’t focus on anything and that is when we need to REFOCUS and get perspective. I would like to encourage and empower you to overcome obstacles in your life or relationships in order to enjoy living your life and being you. I would like to help your child heal from pain and be equipped to deal with life issues. If you or your child have suffered any trauma, struggling with attachment or relationships, have anxiety or depression, suffers from grief and loss, I can help you. I work with kids from as young as 4 years old. Let's journey together and find HOPE .
Sometimes life goes out of focus, or gets blurry, or we can’t focus on anything and that is when we need to REFOCUS and get perspective. I would like to encourage and empower you to overcome obstacles in your life or relationships in order to enjoy living your life and being you. I would like to help your child heal from pain and be equipped to deal with life issues. If you or your child have suffered any trauma, struggling with attachment or relationships, have anxiety or depression, suffers from grief and loss, I can help you. I work with kids from as young as 4 years old. Let's journey together and find HOPE .
(07) 4243 4742 View (07) 4243 4742
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Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan. Psychology services are provided in person or via Telehealth with kindergarten and school visit provided on a need basis.
Sunshine Coast Therapy and Assessment Services is a child and family psychology practice based in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The service is located within Blackbird House with other allied health professionals and clinicians providing services across the lifespan. Psychology services are provided in person or via Telehealth with kindergarten and school visit provided on a need basis.
(07) 5230 7073 View (07) 5230 7073
Photo of Safflower Psychology, Psychologist in 4552, QLD
Safflower Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maleny, QLD 4552
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
(07) 5451 8766 View (07) 5451 8766
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span. I have supported children, young people and adults within early intervention, forensic, disability, community, inpatient and private practice settings. I have also undertaken specialist training in working with children and young people.
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span. I have supported children, young people and adults within early intervention, forensic, disability, community, inpatient and private practice settings. I have also undertaken specialist training in working with children and young people.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
Photo of Sioban Laffey, Psychologist in 4552, QLD
Sioban Laffey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552  (Online Only)
Currently Taking New Clients - Appts WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Hello! I have 20 years experience in helping people thrive. I'm a fully registered psychologist and offer private health fund rebates. I have ADHD. I have a holistic approach and blend evidence-based therapies with ancient wisdom, spirituality and alternative modalities - the best of both worlds. I'm effective in the work that I do and motivated to get you results whilst also supporting you through the process.
Currently Taking New Clients - Appts WITHIN 2 WEEKS. Hello! I have 20 years experience in helping people thrive. I'm a fully registered psychologist and offer private health fund rebates. I have ADHD. I have a holistic approach and blend evidence-based therapies with ancient wisdom, spirituality and alternative modalities - the best of both worlds. I'm effective in the work that I do and motivated to get you results whilst also supporting you through the process.
0415 257 155 View 0415 257 155
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Allied Health Centre Mooloolaba
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
(07) 3185 2392 View (07) 3185 2392
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Kristy Howard - In My Mothers Kitchen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Maleny, QLD 4552
I offer therapy & counselling support for women who want to slow down & cultivate a more meaningful & authentic life. Sensitive or soulful women who yearn for community & a place to feel heard & be seen as they are - no matter how messy. Many women I work with are nurturer's - often mums, or carers or women who work in the caring profession. They often describe feeling overwhelmed, depleted and disconnected. The overwhelm and depletion may be the result of years of tending to other's needs above one's own, or may be due to difficult life circumstances, fertility issues, parenting, loss, trauma & other stressors.
I offer therapy & counselling support for women who want to slow down & cultivate a more meaningful & authentic life. Sensitive or soulful women who yearn for community & a place to feel heard & be seen as they are - no matter how messy. Many women I work with are nurturer's - often mums, or carers or women who work in the caring profession. They often describe feeling overwhelmed, depleted and disconnected. The overwhelm and depletion may be the result of years of tending to other's needs above one's own, or may be due to difficult life circumstances, fertility issues, parenting, loss, trauma & other stressors.
(07) 5240 9925 View (07) 5240 9925
Photo of Nicole Hind, Psychotherapist in 4552, QLD
Nicole Hind
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
North Maleny, QLD 4552  (Online Only)
I help couples who want to get to 'the next stage' of their relationship and deepen their connection, but are stuck in problem territory, unable to get past the differences. I also help late 20's/early 30's singles who are struggling with dating, disillusioned by bad relationships, and want to learn to give more of a sh%t about themselves. I've been in the field for 20+ years and began my counselling private practice and website 'Unveiled Stories' in 2015. I tend to fit best with somewhat unconventional folks (whether that's by choice or design).
I help couples who want to get to 'the next stage' of their relationship and deepen their connection, but are stuck in problem territory, unable to get past the differences. I also help late 20's/early 30's singles who are struggling with dating, disillusioned by bad relationships, and want to learn to give more of a sh%t about themselves. I've been in the field for 20+ years and began my counselling private practice and website 'Unveiled Stories' in 2015. I tend to fit best with somewhat unconventional folks (whether that's by choice or design).
(02) 5662 0523 View (02) 5662 0523

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 4552

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Counsellors in 4552 who prioritize treating:

71% Depression
71% Anxiety
67% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Self Esteem
57% Stress
52% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Bupa
62% Medicare Rebates
54% Medibank Private

How Counsellors in 4552 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 4552?

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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.