Counselling in Alice Springs, NT

Photo of Hayley Franklin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alice Springs, NT
Hayley Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Not accepting new clients
The idea of reaching out might seem daunting, but you are willing to give it a go. Perhaps you are experiencing something, such as worry or sadness, which you no longer wish to deal with alone. Certain relationships in your life might feel difficult. You may be hoping to understand your situation in more depth and seeking change. Whatever unique issue or goal you bring, I will endeavor to listen and be guided by you.
The idea of reaching out might seem daunting, but you are willing to give it a go. Perhaps you are experiencing something, such as worry or sadness, which you no longer wish to deal with alone. Certain relationships in your life might feel difficult. You may be hoping to understand your situation in more depth and seeking change. Whatever unique issue or goal you bring, I will endeavor to listen and be guided by you.
(08) 7948 6699 View (08) 7948 6699
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Red Centre Healing
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, alcohol, drugs or food addictions? Do these impact other areas of your life, such as your work or relationships? Are you wanting to free yourself from struggle and create lasting change in your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. I am passionate about helping people to free themselves from stress, anxiety and addictions, so they can become the best version of themselves and are able to create and enjoy living a life they want and truly deserve.
Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, alcohol, drugs or food addictions? Do these impact other areas of your life, such as your work or relationships? Are you wanting to free yourself from struggle and create lasting change in your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. I am passionate about helping people to free themselves from stress, anxiety and addictions, so they can become the best version of themselves and are able to create and enjoy living a life they want and truly deserve.
(08) 7948 3750 View (08) 7948 3750
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Karyna Jansons
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alice Springs, NT 0870
I specialise in counselling both Couples and Individuals who are facing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions or relational concerns. Whether you're facing life’s upheavals or seeking to improve your relationship dynamics, I am here to help you build bridges between where you are, and where you want to be. With a focus on your unique needs and experiences, I offer guidance and understanding to support your journey of self-discovery or rebuilding intimacy in your relationships. I also specialise in counselling those from regional and remote areas.
I specialise in counselling both Couples and Individuals who are facing stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions or relational concerns. Whether you're facing life’s upheavals or seeking to improve your relationship dynamics, I am here to help you build bridges between where you are, and where you want to be. With a focus on your unique needs and experiences, I offer guidance and understanding to support your journey of self-discovery or rebuilding intimacy in your relationships. I also specialise in counselling those from regional and remote areas.
(07) 5241 5893 View (07) 5241 5893
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Alicia Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0872
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with teens, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
(07) 5240 9990 View (07) 5240 9990
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Travis Wayne Luttrull
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
Therapy Doesn't Have to Suck. You don't even need to leave your home! Do it all online with me, Travis, a Professional Counselor servicing all of Montana, Idaho, & Utah. Clinically, I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with OCD and Anxiety disorders techniques. Additionally, I help clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, men's issues, and confidence, all through CBT practices and Psychotherapy.
Therapy Doesn't Have to Suck. You don't even need to leave your home! Do it all online with me, Travis, a Professional Counselor servicing all of Montana, Idaho, & Utah. Clinically, I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with OCD and Anxiety disorders techniques. Additionally, I help clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, men's issues, and confidence, all through CBT practices and Psychotherapy.
(03) 7003 2278 View (03) 7003 2278
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BodyMatters Australasia
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
BodyMatters Australasia provides treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and problematic exercise. Specifically clinical eating dosorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and arfid. Also subclinical eating issues such as orthorexia. Our large team enables specific expertise within this such as an overlap with neurodivergence including adhd and autism, trauma, other health issues such as diabetes. We also service the LGBTQI+ community. We have immediate availability for new clients due to our growing team. We offer face to face (Sydney) and Telehealth treatment.
(02) 9053 4580 View (02) 9053 4580
Photo of Daniel Silver, Psychotherapist in Alice Springs, NT
Daniel Silver
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alice Springs, NT 0870
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to overcome psychological barriers or difficult emotions. These could be related to mental health, such as chronic anxiety, depression, conflict, intrusive thoughts or disturbing dreams. They could also be related to more general goals for personal growth and self-development. In the case of couples, reasons for starting therapy may include issues with communication or trust, or coping with significant life events.
I work with individuals and couples who are trying to overcome psychological barriers or difficult emotions. These could be related to mental health, such as chronic anxiety, depression, conflict, intrusive thoughts or disturbing dreams. They could also be related to more general goals for personal growth and self-development. In the case of couples, reasons for starting therapy may include issues with communication or trust, or coping with significant life events.
(03) 6159 0102 View (03) 6159 0102
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Thrive within Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
A client would attend the clinic to address their presenting concerns, without the fear of judgement, stigma or shame. A client might be feeling lost, hopeless or worthless and feeling the need to get some assistance with their mood and negative thoughts.
A client would attend the clinic to address their presenting concerns, without the fear of judgement, stigma or shame. A client might be feeling lost, hopeless or worthless and feeling the need to get some assistance with their mood and negative thoughts.
(08) 7111 3964 View (08) 7111 3964
Photo of Nicole Hind, Psychotherapist in Alice Springs, NT
Nicole Hind
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
In the beginning we all think our romantic relationship will be different and can't imagine struggling. But when it comes to sharing our lives with other people, many factors get in the way of our hopes and dreams. Love really isn't enough (I wish it was!). We all need help at times, but it can be so hard to reach out, to know who to trust. Times this by a thousand if you're already living on the fringes. It's exhausting defending your right to exist, let alone knowing what the hell to do when your relationship is in trouble. I help lots of folks in varying kinds of relationships deal with issues and find their way back to love.
In the beginning we all think our romantic relationship will be different and can't imagine struggling. But when it comes to sharing our lives with other people, many factors get in the way of our hopes and dreams. Love really isn't enough (I wish it was!). We all need help at times, but it can be so hard to reach out, to know who to trust. Times this by a thousand if you're already living on the fringes. It's exhausting defending your right to exist, let alone knowing what the hell to do when your relationship is in trouble. I help lots of folks in varying kinds of relationships deal with issues and find their way back to love.
(02) 5662 0523 View (02) 5662 0523
Photo of Nicola Coalter, Psychologist in Alice Springs, NT
Nicola Coalter
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Not sure how to make a change? Life throws challenges our way that can affect our well-being. While you can handle some stuff on your own, talking to a compassionate and objective professional can really help. You don't have to go through it alone. Let me help you in finding practical solutions to get you back on track.
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Not sure how to make a change? Life throws challenges our way that can affect our well-being. While you can handle some stuff on your own, talking to a compassionate and objective professional can really help. You don't have to go through it alone. Let me help you in finding practical solutions to get you back on track.
(08) 7948 6794 View (08) 7948 6794
Photo of Jessica Jepson / Women & Relationship Counselling, Counsellor in Alice Springs, NT
Jessica Jepson / Women & Relationship Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
3 Endorsed
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or having trouble forming secure relationships with others, know that I am here to help. Together, we can explore the root causes of these issues, identify your options, develop strategies, and work on increasing your self-awareness and self-worth. I will assist you with understanding your attachments, stresses, frustrations, and emotions so that you can identify your needs and regulate emotions. My ultimate goal is to provide you with the education, tools, and resources necessary to heal, feel confident, connect with others, and improve your self-esteem so you can thrive.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or having trouble forming secure relationships with others, know that I am here to help. Together, we can explore the root causes of these issues, identify your options, develop strategies, and work on increasing your self-awareness and self-worth. I will assist you with understanding your attachments, stresses, frustrations, and emotions so that you can identify your needs and regulate emotions. My ultimate goal is to provide you with the education, tools, and resources necessary to heal, feel confident, connect with others, and improve your self-esteem so you can thrive.
(03) 8338 1069 View (03) 8338 1069
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Melissa Essence
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Codependency: what exactly is it? It is the need to look outside of ourselves for validation. It manifests as putting others’ feelings, needs, and perceptions before our own. Often, it is unconscious and we don't even realise we do it. It can be extreme or subtle. We are co-dependent when we are pulled by the outside world rather than being in alignment with our true desires and soul path. Co-dependency may look like: a romantic relationship or friendship where you merge into the other, become consumed by their world, lose yourself, do activities that they enjoy, or show an interest in their interests.
Codependency: what exactly is it? It is the need to look outside of ourselves for validation. It manifests as putting others’ feelings, needs, and perceptions before our own. Often, it is unconscious and we don't even realise we do it. It can be extreme or subtle. We are co-dependent when we are pulled by the outside world rather than being in alignment with our true desires and soul path. Co-dependency may look like: a romantic relationship or friendship where you merge into the other, become consumed by their world, lose yourself, do activities that they enjoy, or show an interest in their interests.
(08) 7008 7935 View (08) 7008 7935
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Sudhir Dean
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues and with a broad range of backgrounds (substance use, homelessness, mental health, existential enquiry and much more). No matter what solution each person seeks, the starting point is always towards self-acceptance and increased awareness.
I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues and with a broad range of backgrounds (substance use, homelessness, mental health, existential enquiry and much more). No matter what solution each person seeks, the starting point is always towards self-acceptance and increased awareness.
(03) 7003 2419 View (03) 7003 2419
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Carlyn Chen
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
I am a Teochew person working on Gadigal land, working to decolonise myself and my therapy to offer culturally sensitive and inclusive counselling to people of all cultures and identities. I offer trauma-informed, integrative therapy that will be tailored to your needs, taking into account mind, body, nervous system, emotions and context. I believe in the innate capacity of each person to heal and will work collaboratively with you to uncover and grow this. I have provided holistic counselling and case management support to young people and adults experiencing complex trauma in the not for profit and health sectors since 2015.
I am a Teochew person working on Gadigal land, working to decolonise myself and my therapy to offer culturally sensitive and inclusive counselling to people of all cultures and identities. I offer trauma-informed, integrative therapy that will be tailored to your needs, taking into account mind, body, nervous system, emotions and context. I believe in the innate capacity of each person to heal and will work collaboratively with you to uncover and grow this. I have provided holistic counselling and case management support to young people and adults experiencing complex trauma in the not for profit and health sectors since 2015.
(02) 9100 0467 View (02) 9100 0467
Photo of Nicky Linton, Counsellor in Alice Springs, NT
Nicky Linton
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Hi, I'm Nicky Linton and I'm a Masters qualified Counsellor working with Individuals and Couples. I specialise in Anxiety (of all kinds), Depression, Self-Esteem, Communication and Relationships. If you are struggling and would like therapy using proven methods in a safe space, I'd love to hear from you. If you would like a discounted session, I may be able to offer this to you as part of the 'Ongoing Professional Development' that all Counsellors undertake annually. As a lifelong learner, I believe in implementing our constantly upgraded skills and knowledge thoughtfully and with care. See my website for more details.
Hi, I'm Nicky Linton and I'm a Masters qualified Counsellor working with Individuals and Couples. I specialise in Anxiety (of all kinds), Depression, Self-Esteem, Communication and Relationships. If you are struggling and would like therapy using proven methods in a safe space, I'd love to hear from you. If you would like a discounted session, I may be able to offer this to you as part of the 'Ongoing Professional Development' that all Counsellors undertake annually. As a lifelong learner, I believe in implementing our constantly upgraded skills and knowledge thoughtfully and with care. See my website for more details.
(08) 6206 8006 View (08) 6206 8006
Photo of Way Forward Counselling and Wellbeing Solutions, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Alice Springs, NT
Way Forward Counselling and Wellbeing Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
There are times in everyone's life when we recognise that the strategies we have relied on to cope with emotional challenges just aren’t cutting it! Professional support is sometimes the best way to get 'unstuck' and start moving forward in the direction of our life goals. The digital counselling and coaching offered at Way Forward is founded on the belief that with the right support, individuals, couples and families can make the necessary adjustments to manage the challenges and difficult circumstances they are experiencing and reach their full potential.
There are times in everyone's life when we recognise that the strategies we have relied on to cope with emotional challenges just aren’t cutting it! Professional support is sometimes the best way to get 'unstuck' and start moving forward in the direction of our life goals. The digital counselling and coaching offered at Way Forward is founded on the belief that with the right support, individuals, couples and families can make the necessary adjustments to manage the challenges and difficult circumstances they are experiencing and reach their full potential.
(08) 7008 9906 View (08) 7008 9906
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Kendall Buckley
Counsellor, MA
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
Hi there! If you're seeking a supportive and inclusive space to explore your sexual health and relationships, I'm here for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples, especially from the LGBTQIA+ community, with diverse needs. Whether it's sexual dysfunction, identity questions, or healing from trauma, my empathetic approach aims to empower you on your journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.
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Raquel McConnell
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
Raquel McConnell offers Counselling, Consultancy, Advocacy, Professional Development, and Clinical Supervision, focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Working with an holistic approach, care is tailored to support people with multiple, and complex needs.
(03) 7302 2973 View (03) 7302 2973
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Dr Arthur Stabolidis: The Psychology Suite
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
You have come here with a concern you want some help with. Understanding that concern, its impact on your life, and its place within the story of your life is an integral part of the therapy process. My specialty clinical interests include adult ADHD assessment and treatment, anxiety, depression, stress management, and helping clients navigate significant life changes. I am also trained in clinical hypnotherapy which I utilise in the management of chronic pain conditions such as endometriosis, fibro neuralgia and IBS.
You have come here with a concern you want some help with. Understanding that concern, its impact on your life, and its place within the story of your life is an integral part of the therapy process. My specialty clinical interests include adult ADHD assessment and treatment, anxiety, depression, stress management, and helping clients navigate significant life changes. I am also trained in clinical hypnotherapy which I utilise in the management of chronic pain conditions such as endometriosis, fibro neuralgia and IBS.
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first things first counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Alice Springs, NT 0870  (Online Only)
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
I am an experienced trauma-informed therapist. I work well with people who are ready to do 'the work'. I briefly bring strategies that can be useful to your everyday life initially, relying on modalities such as mindfulness and polyvagal theory, before moving into deeper work based in Internal Family Systems (IFS), if and when the time is right. I assist/guide you to reveal and heal the parts of you that carry thoughts, feelings and behaviours that no longer serve you. It is not always doom and gloom. We work together light-heartedly to safely reveal your unconscious motivations and inner strength, towards lasting healing. It works.
(02) 9100 0725 View (02) 9100 0725

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Alice Springs, NT

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in Alice Springs, NT who prioritize treating:

79% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Medicare Rebates
58% NDIS

How Counsellors in Alice Springs, NT see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alice Springs?

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.