Counselling in Lismore, NSW

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Catherine Fleming
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I enjoy working with young people and families who are goal focused and motivated to make real progress and change. I have a down-to-earth and child friendly manner, with lived experience in the challenges of modern everyday family life. While having a keen interest in supporting the needs of children and families, I also provide support for individuals across the lifespan across a broad range of areas including trauma therapy and EMDR. I am currently accepting new clients for 2024 wanting to work in a nature-based setting, offering additional equine-facilitated interaction for those who may be interested in this option.
I enjoy working with young people and families who are goal focused and motivated to make real progress and change. I have a down-to-earth and child friendly manner, with lived experience in the challenges of modern everyday family life. While having a keen interest in supporting the needs of children and families, I also provide support for individuals across the lifespan across a broad range of areas including trauma therapy and EMDR. I am currently accepting new clients for 2024 wanting to work in a nature-based setting, offering additional equine-facilitated interaction for those who may be interested in this option.
(02) 5604 6303 View (02) 5604 6303
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Annie Monks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Is your mental health is holding you back from living a carefree and confident life? Are you going around in circles trying to cope with your anxiety, stress, depression, body image concerns, relationship struggles? I'd love to offer you the strategies and support you need to get out of these patterns and to begin living the life you have always wanted!
Is your mental health is holding you back from living a carefree and confident life? Are you going around in circles trying to cope with your anxiety, stress, depression, body image concerns, relationship struggles? I'd love to offer you the strategies and support you need to get out of these patterns and to begin living the life you have always wanted!
(02) 5604 0426 View (02) 5604 0426
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Michael Hocking
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
Drawing on experiential and person-centred psychotherapy, as well as Internal Family Systems and EMDR, my approach is integral and responsive to whatever is unfolding in the moment. I provide a safe, nurturing space for exploring and understanding the impact of experiences such as depression, anxiety, grief, illness, life-transitions or a search for meaning.
(02) 5604 6937 View (02) 5604 6937
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Sabrina David
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lismore, NSW 2480
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
I became an Art Therapist because I was wanted to create a space for people to share their stories and process their experience, particularly for those who perhaps didn't resonate with conventional 'talk therapy.' I've found that through the process of making art, we can learn more about ourselves, express thoughts or feelings that might be difficult to verbalise, experience a sense of play and curiosity, and achieve real insight.
(02) 5605 0981 View (02) 5605 0981
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Andi Saunders
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
My clients encompass a diverse group. They often struggle with substance and behavioural addictions, trauma, attachment issues and co-dependency. They may be facing the challenges of aging or are a part of the farming community. Their common needs include navigating life transitions, reducing harmful habits, fostering healthy relationships and boundaries, boosting self-esteem and finding relational and social support. Ultimately, they desire to move from mere survival to seeking a fulfilling and balanced life.
(02) 5610 9012 View (02) 5610 9012
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Tamika Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Tamika approaches her clients with warmth, empathy, and compassion. Tamika has developed a strong interest and skill base in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety, and trauma-related symptoms.
Tamika approaches her clients with warmth, empathy, and compassion. Tamika has developed a strong interest and skill base in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety, and trauma-related symptoms.
(02) 5657 6865 View (02) 5657 6865
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Martha Ann Calhoun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480  (Online Only)
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
I am passionate about the process of growth and the engagement with deep inner work. I work with organisations, groups and individuals. I have a particular love of working with children. I work wholistically incorporating heart, mind, body, spirit. The heart of my approach is to hold a safe supported space to allow the natural unfolding and timing of each persons healing process. My approach is experiential, somatic and emotion focused. I hold a transpersonal frame, acknowledging multiple dimensions of experience including individual, collective, generational, biographical, perinatal, shamanic, symbolic, mythical, archetypal...
(07) 5655 7552 View (07) 5655 7552
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Alice Robertson Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I have worked as a Psychologist since 2007, developing my own unique way of seeing what is going on for my clients, along with approaches to working with them that provide release and relief of symptoms of distress and disconnection. I provide a safe, supportive and empowering space where you can explore areas of worry, disconnection or uncertainty in your life.  Most people just need some practical and embodied tools, and a safe harbour in which to land for a while, in order to grow and heal. If given the space to express freely and become more fully themselves, I find healing naturally begins to take place.
I have worked as a Psychologist since 2007, developing my own unique way of seeing what is going on for my clients, along with approaches to working with them that provide release and relief of symptoms of distress and disconnection. I provide a safe, supportive and empowering space where you can explore areas of worry, disconnection or uncertainty in your life.  Most people just need some practical and embodied tools, and a safe harbour in which to land for a while, in order to grow and heal. If given the space to express freely and become more fully themselves, I find healing naturally begins to take place.
(02) 5604 6812 View (02) 5604 6812
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The Wellbeing Place Integrative Sand Therapy
Psychotherapist
Lismore, NSW 2480
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
Sandtray therapy is for all individuals aged 3 through to adulthood. It is for clients who have experienced/are experiencing trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional difficulties, neurodivergent individuals and/or speech/communication issues. Sandtray therapy is a whole brain expressive form of psychotherapy/counselling, led by the individual. Clients learn to explore and process their internal feelings, emotions trauma and grief when they build ‘sand worlds’ (placing and arranging objects, symbols and miniatures in a tray of sand).
(02) 5604 4260 View (02) 5604 4260
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Suzy Gavey
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
IFS & trauma informed counselling. Suzy is an advocate for embracing diversity within the human experience. Through Gestalt methodology, she supports individuals to inhabit themselves more fully by building personal awareness and acting as their anchor where things may feel a bit rocky. There is no pressure to fix anything or even have a final destination.
IFS & trauma informed counselling. Suzy is an advocate for embracing diversity within the human experience. Through Gestalt methodology, she supports individuals to inhabit themselves more fully by building personal awareness and acting as their anchor where things may feel a bit rocky. There is no pressure to fix anything or even have a final destination.
(02) 5604 7781 View (02) 5604 7781
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MJ Art Therapy, Byron Bay, NSW
Counsellor, AThR
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health - specialising in Art Therapy. I am a registered Art Therapist and registered Counsellor. I am a registered Victims of Crime counsellor, so people who are eligible can get 22 free sessions with me. NDIS and private health funds also provide reimbursement for your sessions with me. I have done extra training in Art Therapy interventions used to address trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression. I have worked with people of all ages, all diagnoses. I like to help people who have experienced trauma using sensorimotor art therapy. You can read more about this on my website www.mjarttherapy.com.au
(02) 5604 2513 View (02) 5604 2513
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Tania Djipalo
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Life offers us all challenges, sometimes huge, sometimes small, these challenges present themselves so that we may grow and in the process become wiser. I will support you to lean into your experiences rather than moving away from feelings, learning to befriend them and in the process develop a closer relationship with yourself and others. Developing emotional agility is a natural outcome of therapy that provides agency for change. Issues include parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, life direction, addiction and trauma.
Life offers us all challenges, sometimes huge, sometimes small, these challenges present themselves so that we may grow and in the process become wiser. I will support you to lean into your experiences rather than moving away from feelings, learning to befriend them and in the process develop a closer relationship with yourself and others. Developing emotional agility is a natural outcome of therapy that provides agency for change. Issues include parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, life direction, addiction and trauma.
(07) 5655 7533 View (07) 5655 7533
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Elaine Pollen
Psychologist, MA, MAPS
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480  (Online Only)
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
Elaine is a caring and compassionate Psychologist with a depth of experience treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, grief and loss, separated parenting, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Elaine believes that everyone has the innate capacity to heal themselves and she sees her role as working together with clients to help them find their equilibrium/balance, reconnect them to their strengths and their capacity to create a stronger sense of self and wellbeing in their lives.
(02) 5602 4036 View (02) 5602 4036
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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either online, or beach walk & talk in beautiful Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that may be deeply caring and helpful? Are you wanting to work with a therapist who has training and skills to support you outshine your current state, embrace your life, whatever it's stage, and access your personal strength? I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, I would love to support you through a deep process of healing and growth. My 1 hour sessions are either online, or beach walk & talk in beautiful Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
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Isa Pfluger
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I am a Master's qualified counsellor and Gestalt therapist with special interest and extensive experience in supporting people with eating issues and body image concerns (such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating or similar). I am passionate about supporting people towards recovery and know that recovery beyond ongoing symptom management is possible.
I am a Master's qualified counsellor and Gestalt therapist with special interest and extensive experience in supporting people with eating issues and body image concerns (such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating or similar). I am passionate about supporting people towards recovery and know that recovery beyond ongoing symptom management is possible.
(07) 5613 1552 View (07) 5613 1552
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Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
(02) 5604 8849 View (02) 5604 8849
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Steve Marriott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
I have a busy private practice based in Bangalow and provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare rebates available ), a clinical member and accredited supervisor of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) and have master’s qualifications in both Social Work and Couple & Family Therapy. I also offer professional supervision and training to health professionals, and I’m an editorial board member of the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
(07) 5655 7538 View (07) 5655 7538
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Thirak Rochin
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lismore, NSW 2480
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
I see challenges as a great opportunity to know yourself and I have supported many people to face challenges in a way that transforms them into aliveness, passion, and fulfilment in life. I truly believe that every challenge, every heartbreak, every struggle is a doorway to rediscover who we truly are and unlock our true potential. Together, we will explore the depths of your being, uncover the root causes of your struggles, and pave the way for lasting healing and personal growth.
(02) 5605 5737 View (02) 5605 5737
Photo of Phoebe Allwell, Psychotherapist in Lismore, NSW
Phoebe Allwell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
(02) 8074 5364 View (02) 8074 5364
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Caress Care Counselling & Mental Health Service
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Lismore, NSW 2480
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
I support and guide people to find passion and direction in their lives to build lasting quality relationships with self and others, making adjustments and modifications in their behaviours and thought processes. I am a qualified counsellor and behavioural specialist who has a practice near Bexhill. I specialise in working with teenagers and adults through the power of Equine Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Change Techniques.
0409 603 402 View 0409 603 402

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Number of Counsellors in Lismore, NSW

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Lismore, NSW who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Medicare Rebates
38% NDIS
15% Other

How Counsellors in Lismore, NSW see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lismore?

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.