Counselling in Gosford, NSW

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John Dimond Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
Those closest to me would describe me as a kind and caring person who is a very good listener. I believe that’s because I’ve experienced my own share of life’s challenges and emotional pain. I’ve had times of feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, lost and alone. Through it all, my saving grace has been the support of some amazing counsellors and supervisors. It is these experiences that have inspired me to be the helper I am today. I’ve spent the past 22 years learning how to best help and offer hope to those in need. You can see a list of my credentials and experience here.
(02) 4306 7929 View (02) 4306 7929
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Celtic Counselling Care
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Welcome to Celtic Counselling Care. My name is Carmel and I have had the tremendous privilege of working as a counsellor for 29 years. My clients have been my greatest teachers and the cumulative learning I have gained from them has helped shape my philosophical beliefs around therapeutic healing and growth. The name "Celtic Counselling Care" is a tribute to my Irish Celtic heritage and reflects my deep affiliation with Celtic spirituality and its ancient wisdom. I place high importance on having healthy connections with one another, the natural world and the transpersonal aspects of life.
Welcome to Celtic Counselling Care. My name is Carmel and I have had the tremendous privilege of working as a counsellor for 29 years. My clients have been my greatest teachers and the cumulative learning I have gained from them has helped shape my philosophical beliefs around therapeutic healing and growth. The name "Celtic Counselling Care" is a tribute to my Irish Celtic heritage and reflects my deep affiliation with Celtic spirituality and its ancient wisdom. I place high importance on having healthy connections with one another, the natural world and the transpersonal aspects of life.
(02) 4306 7898 View (02) 4306 7898
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Jenna Wilson
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I work with a range of presentations in adults and adolescents. I use a variety of evidence-based interventions including CBT, ACT and DBT, which are tailored to meet your needs. My client-centred and non-judgemental approach assists you to achieve your goals, pursue meaningful change and work towards living a fulfilling life.
I work with a range of presentations in adults and adolescents. I use a variety of evidence-based interventions including CBT, ACT and DBT, which are tailored to meet your needs. My client-centred and non-judgemental approach assists you to achieve your goals, pursue meaningful change and work towards living a fulfilling life.
(02) 4306 7425 View (02) 4306 7425
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Central Coast Trauma Centre
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
I specialize in Trauma Processing and this is where i find that the most positive outcomes are from. I love to talk to people and hear their story then we work out together what is the core beliefs and where that this might come from. Then we work on processing any trauma from childhood or other parts of life. This impacts greatly on the story that you tell yourself and the patterns of behavior that you want to change. I don't want people to be sitting talking to me for years with no breakthrough or change in behavior. I want you to be living your life to the fullest with maximum joy!
(02) 4307 5555 View (02) 4307 5555
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Edmonds Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Nicola has extensive experience working with the most vulnerable individuals in our community working with disability agencies, child protection and out of home care organisations. Nicola has extensive experience working with complex mental health presentations, supporting individuals who are at risk of suicide and survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic experiences. Nicola also provides mental health and neurodiverse assessments for individuals especially for young people who present with high abilities to socially mask their neuro-diversities
Nicola has extensive experience working with the most vulnerable individuals in our community working with disability agencies, child protection and out of home care organisations. Nicola has extensive experience working with complex mental health presentations, supporting individuals who are at risk of suicide and survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic experiences. Nicola also provides mental health and neurodiverse assessments for individuals especially for young people who present with high abilities to socially mask their neuro-diversities
(02) 4307 6207 View (02) 4307 6207
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Sharon Gold
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Are you tired of arguing with your partner and feeling misunderstood? Unhappy, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Drinking too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness? If you are sick of feeling isolated, lonely and exhausted by how it is, then Max, my Animal Assistant Therapy dog and I would both love to help you live better in your life.
Are you tired of arguing with your partner and feeling misunderstood? Unhappy, anxious and stressed by trauma and/or substance issues? Drinking too much? Or perhaps you are not sleeping because of nightmares or overthinking? Or you've been in therapy for long standing issues (eg childhood trauma) and progress is still not being made? Perhaps you have recently suffered a loss or going through a major life transition or chronic illness? If you are sick of feeling isolated, lonely and exhausted by how it is, then Max, my Animal Assistant Therapy dog and I would both love to help you live better in your life.
(02) 4062 8754 View (02) 4062 8754
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Psychology Perspective
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
I work with adults, and couples, experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Mostly I work with anxiety (panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and phobias), substance and gambling addiction, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and self harm difficulties, depression, relationship issues (including sex therapy), personality disorders, posttraumatic stress and sexual abuse.
(02) 4058 3140 View (02) 4058 3140
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Jennifer Fisher
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
I enjoy working with a range of psychological and emotional concerns. My main area of interest is helping people who are living with an eating disorder. I am passionate about timely and effective support for individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns. In addition to eating disorders, I enjoy working with people who are experiencing different types of anxiety and emotional distress, chronic pain and illness, relationship concerns, grief, loss and adjusting to life changes including parenthood.
(02) 4214 8212 View (02) 4214 8212
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Joanne (Jo) Evans
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
I named my practice Finding Serenity as that is what I would like my clients to receive. If you want someone that will listen and work with you to achieve your 'serenity' I would love to talk to you. I am trained in Suicide Prevention, Suicide Bereavement, Abuse, Grief and Loss, Dementia support. Our thoughts, issues and problems do not happen 9 to 5 so neither does my practice. I am available nights and weekends and will fit in with you, when it suits you and also as soon as possible. I am also a member of the College of Supervisors with Australian Counselling Association so I am available for supervision also.
(02) 4307 6997 View (02) 4307 6997
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Tamara Bell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
Welcome, I am a qualified and experienced Clinical Counsellor that provides teletherapy to adults nationally, and internationally. I support people who are struggling with a range of life challenges. This may be a situational issue or more ongoing challenges in life where you have notice repeated patterns. I provide a compassionate and authentic space to explore what has brought you here today. Whether you are looking for short term counselling or wanting to delve into your experiences in more depth, therapy can support you to develop insight, awareness and bring about change.
(02) 4306 7007 View (02) 4306 7007
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Chivers Counselling & Relationship Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
Life doesn't always go as we plan. We can end up experiencing relationship struggles or abuse, find it difficult to get past grief and loss, find ourselves relying on substances or other addictive behaviours to get by. We may experience depression or anxiety, or wake up one morning and realise that for whatever reason, things that used to work for us are just not working anymore. We may feel exhausted or empty or disappointed and not really know why. Whether you are battling a long term problem or experiencing a new and unexpected struggle, we can support and equip you through empathetic and confidential counselling.
(02) 4306 7011 View (02) 4306 7011
Photo of Tamika Dwight-Scott, Psychotherapist in Gosford, NSW
Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gosford, NSW 2250  (Online Only)
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537 View (07) 3184 4537
Resolve Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
The issues for clients can be many and varied, single or multiple including mental health, personal crisis, relationships, poverty, employment, substances etc. Clients want to be listened to in a non judgemental manner and helped to explore their world. The want to be enabled and empowered to get things better because the current is almost unbearable
(02) 4306 7772 View (02) 4306 7772
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Centre for Neurodiversity
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
Specialisation in children, adolescents and adults in need of diagnosis, or already diagnosed, higher functioning autism spectrum conditions, including those associated with (diagnosed) chromosomal abnormalities, and their parents or partners. Issues may be that the individual requires a formal diagnosis, intervention, intervention guidance, relationship guidance or parenting guidance.
(02) 4058 3921 View (02) 4058 3921
Photo of Leah O'Rourke, Psychologist in Gosford, NSW
Leah O'Rourke
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
Feeling defeated or overwhelmed can be intensely lonely, and yet we’ve all been there. Therapy is an honest, self-compassionate journey toward peace and flow. While a child knows to hide OR seek, we adults confuse things. We certainly seek... happiness, connection, meaning. At the very same time we hide ... from feelings, dark imagination, from life's bad breaks. Therapy casts a gentle light on the tricky mind. Ten years of formal training tells you I’m patient and sincere. Clinical Psychologists use behavioural science to frame your difficulties and your options for safe passage through them. Come and see (deeply) for yourself.
(02) 4307 6404 View (02) 4307 6404
Photo of Terry Atman, Psychotherapist in Gosford, NSW
Terry Atman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Terry is a highly motivated and innovative psychotherapist who has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
Terry is a highly motivated and innovative psychotherapist who has broken new ground with an innovative approach to rebuilding personal experience. He aims to uncover your unique psychological patterns and apply specific techniques to overcome limitations, grow self-confidence, and develop autonomy and authenticity. He believes our challenges and shortfalls can become the substance of our greatest strength and resilience, fueling lasting positive change.
0475 361 032 View 0475 361 032
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Insightful Minds
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
We are a group of warm and compassionate psychologists committed to providing psychological assessment and evidence based treatment approaches to adults, adolescents and children (10 yrs +) who present with a range of mental health issues. We offer psychological care under Medicare, private paid appointments and NDIS packages (self and plan managed funding). For further information please visit www.insightfulminds.com.au
(02) 4306 7994 View (02) 4306 7994
Photo of Ashleigh Chapman, Counsellor in Gosford, NSW
Ashleigh Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
Are you struggling in your relationship with others? Whether that be an intimate partner, parent or your own child? Ashleigh holds space for you and your relationship, to enable you to have a different experience of one another, to finally get out of the same cycle that no longer serves you.
(02) 4307 5403 View (02) 4307 5403
Photo of Pamela McDonald, Psychologist in Gosford, NSW
Pamela McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
Through working with her clients, Pamela understands that for some, whilst life can be extremely painful to live, the courage within themselves gives them the hope to create opportunities for themselves to build a meaningful life. She understands that while the pain may not completely go away, that it can become tolerable and no longer prevent clients from being able to pursue their goals. She understands that all of us need a space to go to be able to work on things without being judged. She believes that her clients do know themselves better, and as such meaningful work in sessions needs to be collaborative.
(02) 4312 8581 View (02) 4312 8581
Photo of Liz Crocombe, Counsellor in Gosford, NSW
Liz Crocombe
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Gosford, NSW 2250
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
You are looking for solutions to situations that leave you continually frustrated and wondering how to fix things. You might have a recurring theme of something that isn't working for you, or life is chaotic; or even that you are on a treadmill you desperately want to get off! Sometimes it may seem as though the relationships you want are completely out of your reach. Counselling can help you grow and change when you feel heard, understood and by understanding your own self.
(02) 4307 5760 View (02) 4307 5760

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gosford, NSW

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Gosford, NSW who prioritize treating:

73% Anxiety
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Depression
65% Relationship Issues
61% Stress
59% Self Esteem
53% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Medibank Private
56% AHM Health
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Gosford, NSW see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gosford?

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.