Counselling in Richmond-Tweed, NSW

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Zare Edwards
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ewingsdale, NSW 2481
Zare is a Masters trained psychologist who focuses on developing warm, respectful, and empathic therapeutic relationships with clients. With Zare, the therapy process is collaborative and trauma informed, to ensure safety, effectiveness, and sustainability. She has a particular interest in relating brain and nervous system function to clients’ lived experiences, empowering their capacity to self-regulate, develop self-compassion, and problem-solve effectively. She is a mother, a partner, has owned small businesses in health and hospitality, and has broad life and occupational experience.
Zare is a Masters trained psychologist who focuses on developing warm, respectful, and empathic therapeutic relationships with clients. With Zare, the therapy process is collaborative and trauma informed, to ensure safety, effectiveness, and sustainability. She has a particular interest in relating brain and nervous system function to clients’ lived experiences, empowering their capacity to self-regulate, develop self-compassion, and problem-solve effectively. She is a mother, a partner, has owned small businesses in health and hospitality, and has broad life and occupational experience.
(02) 5661 6161 View (02) 5661 6161
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Catalina Arevalo
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Murwillumbah, NSW 2484
Hi there! I'm a Christian Counsellor. We can be hard to find : ( Within many communities, some people don't have a safe person in their life who they can turn to when life (and faith) become difficult and challenging. As a licenced Counsellor, I hold compassion tightly as people share their battles with me. It’s a very sacred space to be invited to walk through your darkest valleys and to celebrate with you on your green pastures. It can be a struggle to find therapists who cultivates therapeutic frameworks that professionally aligns with the Bible & our Supreme Creator and Redeemer.
Hi there! I'm a Christian Counsellor. We can be hard to find : ( Within many communities, some people don't have a safe person in their life who they can turn to when life (and faith) become difficult and challenging. As a licenced Counsellor, I hold compassion tightly as people share their battles with me. It’s a very sacred space to be invited to walk through your darkest valleys and to celebrate with you on your green pastures. It can be a struggle to find therapists who cultivates therapeutic frameworks that professionally aligns with the Bible & our Supreme Creator and Redeemer.
(02) 5603 0312 View (02) 5603 0312
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Thirak Rochin
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
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
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Lucy Frankham
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
My passion is supporting parents through all facets of the perinatal period from pre-conception all the way through to early parenting. I have a particular interest in support women with birth trauma - both healing from a traumatic birth and preparing for another birth. In addition, I enjoy supporting people to overcome trauma and other concerns using EMDR and ego-state approaches.
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Jennifer Lalor Somatic Psychotherapy/EMDR
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
Waitlist for new clients
Whatever your situation, I know you are a unique individual with your own blend of needs. I create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever has brought you to seek my support and I can help you discover the next steps for your life.
Whatever your situation, I know you are a unique individual with your own blend of needs. I create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore whatever has brought you to seek my support and I can help you discover the next steps for your life.
(02) 5602 4089 View (02) 5602 4089
Leon Petchkovsky
Psychiatrist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Banora Point, NSW 2486
Anyone with early childhood developmental trauma. A range of relational and emotional issues...lots of hypervigilance. They will often get in touch with me because I am a Jungian Analyst as well as a psychiatrist.....but a traditional Jungian approach is useless for these conditions.
Anyone with early childhood developmental trauma. A range of relational and emotional issues...lots of hypervigilance. They will often get in touch with me because I am a Jungian Analyst as well as a psychiatrist.....but a traditional Jungian approach is useless for these conditions.
(02) 5603 4308 View (02) 5603 4308
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Rachael Carter - Somatic Experiencing
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Mullumbimby, NSW 2482
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
For clients with attachment wounding and early trauma, words are often not enough or get in the way. You may have an intuitive understanding what you need is an integrated and nuanced psychological, emotional, and cognitive processing approach. An approach that closely facilitates collaboration between the body and the mind. Knowing and feeling that all parts of ourselves are acknowledged, seen, heard and understood in conversation is extraordinary. You may have a deep knowing that there are parts of you that would like to breathe a little more to welcome in your authentic true self and open to the relationships you truly want.
(02) 5605 1995 View (02) 5605 1995
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Jennifer Cameron
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Ballina, NSW 2478
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that is 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 held: from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina; online or by telephone; or on a beautiful beach or river walk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
Are you looking for help with anxiety? Or do you have chronic health issues and are looking for support that is 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 held: from my peaceful counselling room in Ballina; online or by telephone; or on a beautiful beach or river walk in gorgeous Ballina, NSW
(02) 5604 6737 View (02) 5604 6737
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Dynamic Performance Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Caroline Bailey, Principal Psychologist of Dynamic Performance Psychology. I am a registered Psychologist (PhD in Performance Psychology) as well as a High Performance Running Coach (Athletics Australia level 3). I work with a range of clients - principally with developing- and elite athletes, but also high performers in other contexts (e.g. in organisations). I use established therapeutic techniques drawing from CBT, ACT and Positive Psychology within a brief ‘goal centred’ approach. This means focused, tailored sessions that emphasise practical strategies and activities, to help you achieve the outcomes you desire.
Hi, I'm Caroline Bailey, Principal Psychologist of Dynamic Performance Psychology. I am a registered Psychologist (PhD in Performance Psychology) as well as a High Performance Running Coach (Athletics Australia level 3). I work with a range of clients - principally with developing- and elite athletes, but also high performers in other contexts (e.g. in organisations). I use established therapeutic techniques drawing from CBT, ACT and Positive Psychology within a brief ‘goal centred’ approach. This means focused, tailored sessions that emphasise practical strategies and activities, to help you achieve the outcomes you desire.
(02) 5604 6204 View (02) 5604 6204
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Brigid Blanckenberg
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Billinudgel, NSW 2483  (Online Only)
Brigid is a warm, compassionate therapist who works collaboratively with her clients to deepen their understanding of life challenges and create meaningful change. She places a strong focus on the quality of her therapeutic relationships and draws on a range of evidence based modalities to support healing and growth. She adopts an attachment informed approach to therapy, which carefully considers the impacts of early life experiences on current beliefs, feelings and behaviours, especially within relationship contexts.
Brigid is a warm, compassionate therapist who works collaboratively with her clients to deepen their understanding of life challenges and create meaningful change. She places a strong focus on the quality of her therapeutic relationships and draws on a range of evidence based modalities to support healing and growth. She adopts an attachment informed approach to therapy, which carefully considers the impacts of early life experiences on current beliefs, feelings and behaviours, especially within relationship contexts.
(02) 5604 6892 View (02) 5604 6892
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LifeBranches Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
My counselling practice is to guide you through mentoring, to understand yourself and make decisions to enable you a fulfilling life you are searching for. Your direction, your strength is what you can achieve by seeking counselling. Being a SFT Solution Focussed Therapist, we can find answers or even better solutions for you to make in life to navigate through challenging times. Authentic and considered approaches to suit your needs with care and understanding is what I bring to my practice. My respect for honesty and kindness are drivers for the therapeutic process. Its your journey, it's my honour to be there with you
(02) 5633 1002 View (02) 5633 1002
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Nura Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ocean Shores, NSW 2483  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that every person possesses the capacity to find their own solutions and make positive changes in their lives. As a counsellor, my role is to facilitate this transformative process by offering empathy, understanding, and unconditional positive regard, while employing a blend of evidence-based and holistic therapy interventions. ​
I firmly believe that every person possesses the capacity to find their own solutions and make positive changes in their lives. As a counsellor, my role is to facilitate this transformative process by offering empathy, understanding, and unconditional positive regard, while employing a blend of evidence-based and holistic therapy interventions. ​
(02) 5657 0857 View (02) 5657 0857
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Monica Masero
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
We all have times when we experience challenges in life that would benefit from the support of a skilled professional. Whether it be challenges with the relationship with ourselves, with an intimate partner, children, parents, grandparents, co-workers or employers, at Pause and Effect Change we can help you reconnect with your authentic needs, identify patterns that may be constraining the change you desire, find a new perspective to problems that may feel entrenched, teach you new tools that are sustainable and easy to learn and access new found energy to activate the change you need to make.
(02) 8599 7168 View (02) 8599 7168
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Trenton Ellwood
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
I value individuality, respecting diversity, distinct experiences, belief systems, and unique social, environmental, and cultural influences. Through building a therapeutic connection, I attempt to comprehend one’s motivations and catalysts for purposeful change and personal transformation.
I value individuality, respecting diversity, distinct experiences, belief systems, and unique social, environmental, and cultural influences. Through building a therapeutic connection, I attempt to comprehend one’s motivations and catalysts for purposeful change and personal transformation.
(02) 5657 4716 View (02) 5657 4716
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Liesl Sellers - Bangalow Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bangalow, NSW 2479
The foundation of my work lies in the therapeutic relationship I have with my clients during our sessions. Grounded in the principles of Gestalt psychotherapy, I provide a safe, supportive space based on trust and authenticity. I believe in a client centred approach, meeting you where you are, and working together to support you in your growth process.
The foundation of my work lies in the therapeutic relationship I have with my clients during our sessions. Grounded in the principles of Gestalt psychotherapy, I provide a safe, supportive space based on trust and authenticity. I believe in a client centred approach, meeting you where you are, and working together to support you in your growth process.
(02) 5602 4007 View (02) 5602 4007
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Dharma Psychology
Psychotherapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Kingscliff, NSW 2487
Dharma Psychology is evidence based psychology within traditional Buddhist Wisdom insights, perspectives & authentic mindfulness. Medicare Provider. University quals. No faith req. Individual, Couples, EMDR , Workcover, NDIS, Eating Disorders 20 yrs exp. Memberships APS (affiliate) AASW & AABCAP ensuring ethical and professional standards. As a Buddhist Psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness & Compassion teacher Lorretta offers a space of deep acceptance, compassion and expertise ......“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness" Peter .A. Levine
Dharma Psychology is evidence based psychology within traditional Buddhist Wisdom insights, perspectives & authentic mindfulness. Medicare Provider. University quals. No faith req. Individual, Couples, EMDR , Workcover, NDIS, Eating Disorders 20 yrs exp. Memberships APS (affiliate) AASW & AABCAP ensuring ethical and professional standards. As a Buddhist Psychotherapist and Certified Mindfulness & Compassion teacher Lorretta offers a space of deep acceptance, compassion and expertise ......“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness" Peter .A. Levine
(02) 5602 4119 View (02) 5602 4119
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Mika Bell Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
Hello! I am a qualified counsellor with a Master's of Social Work whose professional passion is supporting individuals recovering from trauma. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, terminal illness, relational stress, family and domestic violence, and complex trauma. My approach is person-centred and trauma-informed and I offer compassionate engagement tailored to your unique needs. My priority is generating relational safety and a secure space to support growth and healing. I am also a Victim Services Approved Counsellor.
Hello! I am a qualified counsellor with a Master's of Social Work whose professional passion is supporting individuals recovering from trauma. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, terminal illness, relational stress, family and domestic violence, and complex trauma. My approach is person-centred and trauma-informed and I offer compassionate engagement tailored to your unique needs. My priority is generating relational safety and a secure space to support growth and healing. I am also a Victim Services Approved Counsellor.
(02) 5657 0256 View (02) 5657 0256
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SATI Wellness Liz White Therapy & Consultancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
East Lismore, NSW 2480
The art of therapy is eclectic in nature, therapies move from one area of skill and expertise to another as the psyche unfolds and speaks. I have a particular interest in borderline personality disorder, complex life matters and treatments for emotional regulation. I am here to assist your journey with practical tools, giving voice to the many parts of yourself.
The art of therapy is eclectic in nature, therapies move from one area of skill and expertise to another as the psyche unfolds and speaks. I have a particular interest in borderline personality disorder, complex life matters and treatments for emotional regulation. I am here to assist your journey with practical tools, giving voice to the many parts of yourself.
(02) 5604 0485 View (02) 5604 0485
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Maggie Clark
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Pottsville, NSW 2489
Hi, I’m Maggie. We all get stuck sometimes. I hope you can find a way to have a happy life. My 15 years teaching meditation and working with groups has given me a lot of experience aiding people as they grow, develop and find more joy. In recent times I has moved into the counselling arena. I believe that given the right circumstance we all have the potential to grow into the best versions of ourselves. No matter what you are going through, there is always a path back to peace and happiness. The first step is to make the choice to do something to help yourself. If you are here, that's a great start.
Hi, I’m Maggie. We all get stuck sometimes. I hope you can find a way to have a happy life. My 15 years teaching meditation and working with groups has given me a lot of experience aiding people as they grow, develop and find more joy. In recent times I has moved into the counselling arena. I believe that given the right circumstance we all have the potential to grow into the best versions of ourselves. No matter what you are going through, there is always a path back to peace and happiness. The first step is to make the choice to do something to help yourself. If you are here, that's a great start.
(02) 5604 4011 View (02) 5604 4011
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Lennox Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Lennox Head, NSW 2478
Hi, I'm Jordan. I enjoy working with all people. I have experience in drug and alcohol wellness programs, but also have worked last 3 years with ADHD and ASD among other neuro-diverse people on the NDIS. Working with this cohort including psycho-social and their families is a real pleasure. I have a personal interest in Men's Health and relationships.
Hi, I'm Jordan. I enjoy working with all people. I have experience in drug and alcohol wellness programs, but also have worked last 3 years with ADHD and ASD among other neuro-diverse people on the NDIS. Working with this cohort including psycho-social and their families is a real pleasure. I have a personal interest in Men's Health and relationships.
(02) 5610 9017 View (02) 5610 9017

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Richmond-Tweed, NSW

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Richmond-Tweed, NSW who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
76% Self Esteem
75% Depression
71% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
62% Life Transitions
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Medicare Rebates
51% NDIS
37% Bupa

How Counsellors in Richmond-Tweed, NSW see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond-Tweed?

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.