Counselling in Mooloolaba, QLD

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Renee Johnston
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Finding a non-judgemental private space to take your concerns, where you can focus on your own needs exclusively, can be a relief. You can safely address work issues, relationships, challenging life events (no matter how big or small) and uncomfortable feelings. Know you're not alone. We ALL need support once in a while.
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Feeling low, anxious or stressed? Finding a non-judgemental private space to take your concerns, where you can focus on your own needs exclusively, can be a relief. You can safely address work issues, relationships, challenging life events (no matter how big or small) and uncomfortable feelings. Know you're not alone. We ALL need support once in a while.
(07) 5241 4825 View (07) 5241 4825
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Madeline Connors
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Madeline is a registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Madeline uses a collaborative, client-centered approach, actively utilising client feedback to inform treatment and improve therapy outcomes. Madeline strives to create a safe, welcoming environment where clients feel heard and valued. Madeline practices from a stance of cultural humility and is proud to be an LGBTQIA+ affirmative clinician.
Madeline is a registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Madeline uses a collaborative, client-centered approach, actively utilising client feedback to inform treatment and improve therapy outcomes. Madeline strives to create a safe, welcoming environment where clients feel heard and valued. Madeline practices from a stance of cultural humility and is proud to be an LGBTQIA+ affirmative clinician.
(07) 5230 6923 View (07) 5230 6923
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Heather Woodford
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Heather is a Psychologist at Nurturing Minds, a local clinic on the Sunshine Coast. We have a less clinical feel and focus on providing our clients with a warm and welcoming environment. Heather spent over 20 years working for Government Health Services, Private Hospital settings, and Not-For-Profit organisations, before deciding to focus fully on her private work. She strives to offer a warm, empathic approach as a therapist, as she knows it can be difficult to make that step to see someone. She is non-judgmental and down to earth and her main goal is to assist people to feel at ease and make sense of their issues.
Heather is a Psychologist at Nurturing Minds, a local clinic on the Sunshine Coast. We have a less clinical feel and focus on providing our clients with a warm and welcoming environment. Heather spent over 20 years working for Government Health Services, Private Hospital settings, and Not-For-Profit organisations, before deciding to focus fully on her private work. She strives to offer a warm, empathic approach as a therapist, as she knows it can be difficult to make that step to see someone. She is non-judgmental and down to earth and her main goal is to assist people to feel at ease and make sense of their issues.
(07) 5224 2062 View (07) 5224 2062
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ZAR Wellness
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Welcome to ZAR Wellness. My name is Maryanne & I am a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. Throughout life, I believe that we face unique challenges & sometimes we need a little extra help to navigate our way through them. I provide a welcoming & non-judgmental space where individuals from all walks of life can explore their thoughts, emotions, & behaviours in a safe environment. I am passionate about helping people and by drawing upon my own lived experiences, professional experience & knowledge, together we can help you get through your challenges. You have a voice & I am here to listen.
Welcome to ZAR Wellness. My name is Maryanne & I am a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association. Throughout life, I believe that we face unique challenges & sometimes we need a little extra help to navigate our way through them. I provide a welcoming & non-judgmental space where individuals from all walks of life can explore their thoughts, emotions, & behaviours in a safe environment. I am passionate about helping people and by drawing upon my own lived experiences, professional experience & knowledge, together we can help you get through your challenges. You have a voice & I am here to listen.
(07) 5241 1927 View (07) 5241 1927
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Nurturing Minds
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
We can meet the needs of both children, teens and adults with evidence based approaches in a safe environment where you feel heard. We currently have immediate availability for children and teens. Our Director created Nurturing Minds due to the need for a less clinical environment and more equality in the typical patient/expert dynamic. After-all, therapy is a collaborative process and the rapport you have with your Psychologist is the strongest predictor of treatment success.
We can meet the needs of both children, teens and adults with evidence based approaches in a safe environment where you feel heard. We currently have immediate availability for children and teens. Our Director created Nurturing Minds due to the need for a less clinical environment and more equality in the typical patient/expert dynamic. After-all, therapy is a collaborative process and the rapport you have with your Psychologist is the strongest predictor of treatment success.
(07) 5230 2067 View (07) 5230 2067
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Brionie Fryer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
Brionie is the Clinic Director at Nurturing Minds, a local Psychology Clinic on the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is to provide a less 'clinical' feel for therapy in a warm and welcoming environment. She develops a strong alliance with clients, using her friendly and non-judgemental approach to create a safe environment for clients to disclose their concerns. Her special interest areas include trauma and PTSD, anxiety and workplace issues.
(07) 5329 7951 View (07) 5329 7951
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Allied Health Centre Mooloolaba
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
I feel great compassion for people who struggle with change and adaptation to new circumstances and have spent my professional career working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, adjustment disorder(s), sleep dysfunction, emotional regulation difficulties, identity instability, communication challenges, complex and chronic medical concerns and trauma. No matter what challenges people are faced with I believe that all people have the ability to create a life they would rather be living and I enjoy helping work out how to move towards that.
(07) 3185 2392 View (07) 3185 2392
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Deb Hediger
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
EMDR Trained therapist - Face to Face or Online sessions available. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. I will use EMDR therapy to help you get back to being you. If you feel as though you are not being heard or understood, reach out. I specialise in supporting people to build better relationships through helping them understand themselves and others better. I will help you improve your communication style, and how you manage lifes speed bumps. We will work together to find effective solutions that align with your values and goals.
EMDR Trained therapist - Face to Face or Online sessions available. If you have an experience of trauma in your background, it can sometimes be the thing that stops you from moving forward effectively. I will use EMDR therapy to help you get back to being you. If you feel as though you are not being heard or understood, reach out. I specialise in supporting people to build better relationships through helping them understand themselves and others better. I will help you improve your communication style, and how you manage lifes speed bumps. We will work together to find effective solutions that align with your values and goals.
(07) 5224 2099 View (07) 5224 2099
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Josie Coco
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
When life becomes challenging, our time together will support you to overcome obstacles to thriving and living well. My work is shaped around a trauma informed framework, with multiple evidence-based and evidence-informed therapy methodologies to provide a wholistic approach. Private health funds have approved my psychotherapy work with provider numbers, so that you can claim if you have the appropriate health insurance cover. I work with private clients only, and support students of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Schedule a complimentary discovery call, through my website.
(07) 5224 2070 View (07) 5224 2070
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Peter Braithwaite
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
I use evidence-based interventions, a wealth of life understanding and experience, and an approach individually tailored to each client to assist with mental and emotional health goals. I see both younger and older adults with varying issues, for example depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and also help those who may be experiencing feelings such as burdensomeness or hopelessness.
I use evidence-based interventions, a wealth of life understanding and experience, and an approach individually tailored to each client to assist with mental and emotional health goals. I see both younger and older adults with varying issues, for example depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and also help those who may be experiencing feelings such as burdensomeness or hopelessness.
(07) 5241 1933 View (07) 5241 1933
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Andrew Vines
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Are your emotions telling you something is up? Depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use could be a sign that some things in your life just aren't where you'd like them to be. Maybe a relationship is unfulfilling or in conflict. Perhaps someone close is using family violence or narcissistic abuse. Perhaps you have lost someone close.
Are your emotions telling you something is up? Depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use could be a sign that some things in your life just aren't where you'd like them to be. Maybe a relationship is unfulfilling or in conflict. Perhaps someone close is using family violence or narcissistic abuse. Perhaps you have lost someone close.
(07) 5240 9979 View (07) 5240 9979
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Oakstar Coaching & Consulting
MSc
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Sara has 20 years’ worth of experience in the fields of personal development and holistic health. She was a columnist for the popular Swedish professional magazine Psykologtidningen, and is currently a PhD research candidate at the University of Queensland in Australia. Sara offers services in the area of personal development, including wellness consultancy and integrative health coaching. She is specifically interested in authentic living, health and wellness, including body-mind balance and meditative practises.
Sara has 20 years’ worth of experience in the fields of personal development and holistic health. She was a columnist for the popular Swedish professional magazine Psykologtidningen, and is currently a PhD research candidate at the University of Queensland in Australia. Sara offers services in the area of personal development, including wellness consultancy and integrative health coaching. She is specifically interested in authentic living, health and wellness, including body-mind balance and meditative practises.
(07) 5240 9980 View (07) 5240 9980
Photo of Everything Relationships, Counsellor in Mooloolaba, QLD
Everything Relationships
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
You are not alone if you are struggling with Relationship Issues. You may be Wanting to Improve your Relationship. Not sure if you want to Stay or Go, Struggling after a Separation or Break up, Getting Divorce, Stuck in Comfort Zone Captivity, Struggling with Anxiety, Repeating Toxic Relationship Cycles or Finding it really difficult to meet Mr Right. Wherever you are, rest assured I've been there too and that's why I'm passionate about helping women to achieve Amazing and Fulfilling Relationships.
(07) 5240 4745 View (07) 5240 4745
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Dr Grant Blake
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
I am a clinical psychologist accepting new referrals for adult, adolescent and child ADHD assessments. I do the legwork of cognitive assessment to assist the medical professional's diagnosis and treatment. I also provide learning disorder and adult autism assessments. Therapeutically, I mostly help people with PTSD but I am not taking any new treatment patients at the moment. I regularly undertake assessments for criminal law (e.g., fitness to stand trial, insanity), compensation, family law, and the NDIS (e.g., SIL, progress reports, diagnosis).
(07) 4243 4125 View (07) 4243 4125
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Safflower Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
Clair Pinks is a Psychologist, she holds a Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist whom has experience across the lifespan with individuals and groups supporting a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation support, sense of hopelessness, life transitions, and facing a life-threatening illness. Clair’s approach is gentle and compassionate, with the creation of safety fundamental.
(07) 5451 8766 View (07) 5451 8766
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Anna Overell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences. Therapy can also be a reflective space to get clearer on your values and directions in life; to connect with your innermost wishes for your future and bring these into being. I am committed to collaborating with you to figure out the best approach for you, based on your particular situation.
Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences. Therapy can also be a reflective space to get clearer on your values and directions in life; to connect with your innermost wishes for your future and bring these into being. I am committed to collaborating with you to figure out the best approach for you, based on your particular situation.
(07) 5241 1940 View (07) 5241 1940
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HandinHand Mental Health & Disability
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
As an experienced therapist I will be there, walking beside you, providing tools to assist you to become aware of your inner strength. Develop strategies to manage life’s challenges, creating more meaning to gain personal growth. ​ Offering professionalism and non-judgement from a holistic, biopsychosocial model mixed with neuroscience, ensures meaningful change. ​
(07) 5241 4981 View (07) 5241 4981
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Alba Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Waitlist for new clients
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
I (Anita Fleming) am a Registered Psychologist and Founder of Alba Psychology. My life experience across countries increased my passion to ensure that diversity is considered and respected in my therapeutic model. I welcome everyone and am skilled in assisting people across the life span.
(07) 5230 6690 View (07) 5230 6690
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Mindful Men
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
2 Endorsed
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Men struggle to open up about whats troubling them. How do I know? Because I bottled my own troubles up for 30 years! Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety and burnout are all challenges I've worked through since I was 8 years old. I've learned through my own journey, that bottling things up doesn't help; and through Mindful Men, I aim to inspire men to open up, get the help they need, and live a life full of hope, purpose and joy.
Men struggle to open up about whats troubling them. How do I know? Because I bottled my own troubles up for 30 years! Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety and burnout are all challenges I've worked through since I was 8 years old. I've learned through my own journey, that bottling things up doesn't help; and through Mindful Men, I aim to inspire men to open up, get the help they need, and live a life full of hope, purpose and joy.
(07) 5241 1988 View (07) 5241 1988
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Katelyn McArthur
MA
Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
Hi I'm Katelyn! I'm a master qualified and registered early childhood and primary teacher with over a decade working alongside children and their families within education and care settings. Throughout this time, I have witnessed the powerful benefits of play in supporting children’s overall health and wellbeing, and how play can be used as a catalyst for understanding the inner world of the child. This led me to completing a Master of Child Play Therapy through Deakin University, the most extensive qualification of Play Therapy within Australia.
Hi I'm Katelyn! I'm a master qualified and registered early childhood and primary teacher with over a decade working alongside children and their families within education and care settings. Throughout this time, I have witnessed the powerful benefits of play in supporting children’s overall health and wellbeing, and how play can be used as a catalyst for understanding the inner world of the child. This led me to completing a Master of Child Play Therapy through Deakin University, the most extensive qualification of Play Therapy within Australia.
(07) 5240 9917 View (07) 5240 9917

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Number of Counsellors in Mooloolaba, QLD

50+

Average cost per session

$167

Counsellors in Mooloolaba, QLD who prioritize treating:

76% Anxiety
69% Self Esteem
65% Stress
63% Depression
61% Trauma and PTSD
59% Relationship Issues
49% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% NDIS
54% Medicare Rebates
46% Other

How Counsellors in Mooloolaba, QLD see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mooloolaba?

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.