Counselling in Lakemba, NSW

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Diya John
Counsellor, MPsych, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Lakemba, NSW 2195  (Online Only)
I offer a safe space for expats, immigrants and the international community around Asia Pacific. As someone who moved to a new country (Japan) in the midst of the pandemic, I understand the complex feelings that come with moving homes, beginning a new journey and integrating into a new culture without losing what makes you unique. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, low mood or loss of motivation, coping with life changes, trauma, grief & loss, and navigating loneliness/ relationships & dating life in a foreign city. I also draw from my 10 years of corporate experience in my approach to work-related issues.
I offer a safe space for expats, immigrants and the international community around Asia Pacific. As someone who moved to a new country (Japan) in the midst of the pandemic, I understand the complex feelings that come with moving homes, beginning a new journey and integrating into a new culture without losing what makes you unique. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, low mood or loss of motivation, coping with life changes, trauma, grief & loss, and navigating loneliness/ relationships & dating life in a foreign city. I also draw from my 10 years of corporate experience in my approach to work-related issues.
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Dean Mousad
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Lakemba, NSW 2195
Life’s not always good to us, but we can always make something good out of life - and sometimes all we need to achieve that is a little extra guidance. It is my mission to help you discover and fulfil your true potential.
Life’s not always good to us, but we can always make something good out of life - and sometimes all we need to achieve that is a little extra guidance. It is my mission to help you discover and fulfil your true potential.
(02) 8105 6758 View (02) 8105 6758
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psychCentral Psychological Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Lakemba, NSW 2195
Our team of highly skilled psychologists are bilingual and / or multilingual . Our practice is also located in multiple locations and telehealth for easier accessibility for clients.
Our team of highly skilled psychologists are bilingual and / or multilingual . Our practice is also located in multiple locations and telehealth for easier accessibility for clients.
(02) 8105 5959 View (02) 8105 5959
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Affective solutions
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Lakemba, NSW 2195
Our team offers tailored treatment approaches for anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage counselling, couples therapy, children therapy, stress management, anger management and more. An Arabic-speaking psychologist is also available.
Our team offers tailored treatment approaches for anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage counselling, couples therapy, children therapy, stress management, anger management and more. An Arabic-speaking psychologist is also available.
(02) 8105 6597 View (02) 8105 6597
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Rana Salloum - Multilingual Counsellor
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Lakemba, NSW 2195  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years experience as a multi-cultural counsellor. I offer therapy in English, Arabic and French. I support at-risk youth, displaced families, and those facing relationship problems. I work with mood disorders and different types of trauma, created by bullying and domestic violence. I offer a client-centred and multicultural approach in therapy. I emphasise accepting the uniqueness of each individual while also working with the intricate impact of culture on self- awareness, development and overall well-being.
I have over 15 years experience as a multi-cultural counsellor. I offer therapy in English, Arabic and French. I support at-risk youth, displaced families, and those facing relationship problems. I work with mood disorders and different types of trauma, created by bullying and domestic violence. I offer a client-centred and multicultural approach in therapy. I emphasise accepting the uniqueness of each individual while also working with the intricate impact of culture on self- awareness, development and overall well-being.
(02) 9100 0224 View (02) 9100 0224
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Rakib Islam
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakemba, NSW 2195
I am passionate about supporting people on their path to healing and growth. I specialize in grief, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. As a South Asian person of colour and an immigrant, I am committed to assisting individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Whether it's cultural pressures, discrimination, or adjustment issues, I'm here to help. Additionally, I welcome those seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out; together, we can navigate your path towards living a meaningful and authentic life.
I am passionate about supporting people on their path to healing and growth. I specialize in grief, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. As a South Asian person of colour and an immigrant, I am committed to assisting individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Whether it's cultural pressures, discrimination, or adjustment issues, I'm here to help. Additionally, I welcome those seeking support for spiritual and existential concerns. Don't hesitate to reach out; together, we can navigate your path towards living a meaningful and authentic life.
(02) 9100 0026 View (02) 9100 0026
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Amina Hallak
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakemba, NSW 2195
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I have specialised in marriage counselling, family therapy, anxiety and depression and teenage counselling. I have also had a lot of experience with issues arising within families in the Islamic community. I have chosen to focus on women’s mindfulness, specifically because Islam emphasises the value of a woman and the importance of them being treated with respect, not being taken advantage of due to the vulnerability. Islam also conveys the rights of women, supporting them in seeking counselling in a time of need..
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I have specialised in marriage counselling, family therapy, anxiety and depression and teenage counselling. I have also had a lot of experience with issues arising within families in the Islamic community. I have chosen to focus on women’s mindfulness, specifically because Islam emphasises the value of a woman and the importance of them being treated with respect, not being taken advantage of due to the vulnerability. Islam also conveys the rights of women, supporting them in seeking counselling in a time of need..
(02) 8766 0476 View (02) 8766 0476

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Deana Mitry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Penshurst, NSW 2222
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
Hi, I'm Deana, an accredited mental health social worker with a passion for working with those struggling with their mental health. I believe that compassion, trust, understanding and non-judgemental interactions are the key to a positive counselling experience and I work to empower individuals to achieve the goals and life they want for themselves. I specialise in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, carer support, grief and loss and suicide prevention and postvention
(02) 9100 0817 View (02) 9100 0817
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Douha El-Assaad
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenacre, NSW 2190  (Online Only)
I offer a human service. I hold space for my clients, so that they can share and tell their story with the guarantee of safety. Together, we look at the things in their life that are no longer serving them, or holding them back from living the life they imagined. Unhelpful patterns, relationships, processes, may all be holding people back from crafting the life that they want to live.
I offer a human service. I hold space for my clients, so that they can share and tell their story with the guarantee of safety. Together, we look at the things in their life that are no longer serving them, or holding them back from living the life they imagined. Unhelpful patterns, relationships, processes, may all be holding people back from crafting the life that they want to live.
(02) 8105 6885 View (02) 8105 6885
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Will Bonney
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bankstown, NSW 2200
I am a psychotherapist, executive coach and clinical supervisor combining extensive corporate experience with post-graduate psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I work with people who feel stuck - whether depressed; anxious; as a result of trauma; caught in a cycle of repetitive destructive behaviours like alcohol and drug use, gambling or sex addiction; dysfunctional relationships; or lacking direction, meaning and purpose. My aim is for the client to gain insight, overcome obstacles and increase resources to confidently and enthusiastically live a rich and flourishing life.
I am a psychotherapist, executive coach and clinical supervisor combining extensive corporate experience with post-graduate psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I work with people who feel stuck - whether depressed; anxious; as a result of trauma; caught in a cycle of repetitive destructive behaviours like alcohol and drug use, gambling or sex addiction; dysfunctional relationships; or lacking direction, meaning and purpose. My aim is for the client to gain insight, overcome obstacles and increase resources to confidently and enthusiastically live a rich and flourishing life.
(02) 8073 8335 View (02) 8073 8335
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Michele Benson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Enfield, NSW 2136
Michele Benson is registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Additionally, Michele holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. While she no longer maintains registration as an RN, Michele has accrued over 20 years of experience working as a mental health nurse, counsellor, and psychologist in a broad range of public and private mental health and hospital settings.
Michele Benson is registered Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. Additionally, Michele holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. While she no longer maintains registration as an RN, Michele has accrued over 20 years of experience working as a mental health nurse, counsellor, and psychologist in a broad range of public and private mental health and hospital settings.
(02) 9098 5103 View (02) 9098 5103
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Jane Rabie- Play Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Earlwood, NSW 2206
Often children don’t have words to describe their experiences and feelings and instead reveal them through behaviours which can be misunderstood. They may get into trouble, be labelled, or disconnect. I work with children and families just like this. As a carer, reaching out for support can be the hardest step. I work closely with you and your child through Play Therapy which is relationship based therapy for children aged 3-12 years. Play is a child’s natural way of communicating and Play Therapy creates the environment where the therapist enters into a child’s world and understands the experience from their perspective.
Often children don’t have words to describe their experiences and feelings and instead reveal them through behaviours which can be misunderstood. They may get into trouble, be labelled, or disconnect. I work with children and families just like this. As a carer, reaching out for support can be the hardest step. I work closely with you and your child through Play Therapy which is relationship based therapy for children aged 3-12 years. Play is a child’s natural way of communicating and Play Therapy creates the environment where the therapist enters into a child’s world and understands the experience from their perspective.
(02) 9100 0607 View (02) 9100 0607
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Ganesh Tamang
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Wiley Park, NSW 2195
I am a Nepalese certified practicing Counsellor and Psychotherapist, registered with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). I hold a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy degree. I am trained and experienced to apply range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic, recovery-oriented , and culturally safe focusing on the client’s concerns (stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship). I work with individual, couple, and family.
I am a Nepalese certified practicing Counsellor and Psychotherapist, registered with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). I hold a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy degree. I am trained and experienced to apply range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic, recovery-oriented , and culturally safe focusing on the client’s concerns (stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship). I work with individual, couple, and family.
(02) 8105 5791 View (02) 8105 5791
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Lyndell Weaver
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Earlwood, NSW 2206
Are you struggling with major changes, loss or uncertainty about the future? Maybe you're contending with a child’s worsening behaviour or mental health and you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or at a loss. Your family or intimate relationships may be more strained or volatile and you find yourself reacting to or retreating from others more than you'd like. Real Life Counselling provides a supportive space to explore and address your concerns about the realities facing you and your loved ones.
Are you struggling with major changes, loss or uncertainty about the future? Maybe you're contending with a child’s worsening behaviour or mental health and you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or at a loss. Your family or intimate relationships may be more strained or volatile and you find yourself reacting to or retreating from others more than you'd like. Real Life Counselling provides a supportive space to explore and address your concerns about the realities facing you and your loved ones.
(02) 8806 0251 View (02) 8806 0251
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Hayley Yi
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Roselands, NSW 2196
Building strong minds and relationships across the lifespan. I work with children and teens with a range of behavioural concerns, emotional outbursts and school refusal, and engage them in activities and learning in session, as well as coaching for parents. I work with adults with relationship difficulties, complex traumas, and people-pleasing habits, and provide them with the right tools to communicate assertively, set healthy boundaries and express self-confidence. Auslan is available.
Building strong minds and relationships across the lifespan. I work with children and teens with a range of behavioural concerns, emotional outbursts and school refusal, and engage them in activities and learning in session, as well as coaching for parents. I work with adults with relationship difficulties, complex traumas, and people-pleasing habits, and provide them with the right tools to communicate assertively, set healthy boundaries and express self-confidence. Auslan is available.
(02) 8105 6141 View (02) 8105 6141
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Roberta Iavarone - The Listening Pod
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Earlwood, NSW 2206
Are you struggling to navigate a difficult life event such as a relationship break-up, diagnosis of a medical condition or loss of a loved one? You may feel depressed, anxious and alone and don't know where to start to get your life back on track. You may have tried to manage things on your own but feel as though you've hit a wall & have decided that it's time to reach out for help? Hi I'm Roberta & I have a special interest in working with women & men in all stages of life to help them move through life's challenges so they can live their best & most meaningful life!
Are you struggling to navigate a difficult life event such as a relationship break-up, diagnosis of a medical condition or loss of a loved one? You may feel depressed, anxious and alone and don't know where to start to get your life back on track. You may have tried to manage things on your own but feel as though you've hit a wall & have decided that it's time to reach out for help? Hi I'm Roberta & I have a special interest in working with women & men in all stages of life to help them move through life's challenges so they can live their best & most meaningful life!
(02) 9100 0107 View (02) 9100 0107
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Anita S
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Riverwood, NSW 2210
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
Anita is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, adolescents, and adults. Anita’s specific interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and adjustment difficulties, eating and body image concerns, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a special interest in providing therapeutic interventions for clients who have experienced trauma such as abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.
(02) 8105 6470 View (02) 8105 6470
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Connect 2 Health Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Narwee, NSW 2209  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 13 years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about supporting women in all stages of their life, including fertility, pre-natal/postnatal period, first time mothers, empty nesters, retirees etc. I've also supported many people through their depression, grief and anxiety (social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, agoraphobia), especially those who are experiencing mental health issues for the first time. It can be frightening not knowing whether, what you're feeling is normal, and whether you would recover. Getting help early on, from experienced mental health professionals is very important.
(02) 7804 4817 View (02) 7804 4817
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Marie Mooney
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Earlwood, NSW 2206
I honour the innate wisdom in all of us, and hold deep respect and compassion for people. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate and healing space, where you can talk about, explore and find solutions to what's really happening in your life and whatever brings you to counselling. I will support you to create a healthy relationship and connection with yourself and others, and will walk with you, as you overcome the obstacles, and celebrate the steps you take towards living more of the life you desire.
I honour the innate wisdom in all of us, and hold deep respect and compassion for people. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate and healing space, where you can talk about, explore and find solutions to what's really happening in your life and whatever brings you to counselling. I will support you to create a healthy relationship and connection with yourself and others, and will walk with you, as you overcome the obstacles, and celebrate the steps you take towards living more of the life you desire.
(02) 8105 5005 View (02) 8105 5005
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Sylvia Suwan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clemton Park, NSW 2206
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
I work with those who are experiencing a breakup or divorce, separation, and relationship issues. My approach is very much person centered, holistic, and nonjudgmental as I believe in the clients need to feel safe and comfortable. My modalities include CBT, IFS, solution focused, somatic and trauma informed therapy. Based in the northern beaches in Sydney, I also provide online sessions worldwide. Contact for a free 30minute consultation
(02) 8403 1472 View (02) 8403 1472

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lakemba, NSW

< 10

Counsellors in Lakemba, NSW who prioritize treating:

71% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
57% Anxiety
57% Self Esteem
43% Relationship Issues
43% Parenting
43% Spirituality

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% NDIS
67% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Lakemba, NSW see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lakemba?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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