Counselling in Ascot Vale, VIC

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Dr Peter Eide
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Dr Peter Eide has extensive experience in psychological treatment mainly with adolescent and adult men that have depression, anxiety and addiction, though he also works with women. Unlike other psychologists who are just out of university Peter has been working in this field since 2002 and has been employed in youth mental health, alcohol and drug services, community health services and a university.
Dr Peter Eide has extensive experience in psychological treatment mainly with adolescent and adult men that have depression, anxiety and addiction, though he also works with women. Unlike other psychologists who are just out of university Peter has been working in this field since 2002 and has been employed in youth mental health, alcohol and drug services, community health services and a university.
(03) 9118 9026 View (03) 9118 9026
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Avrille Burrows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Avrille Burrows is a Naarm (Melbourne) based South Asian Mental Health Clinician and Arts Therapist. She has worked for over 12 years with people from various backgrounds who have experienced trauma such as family violence, abuse, and loss. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence and the toll it can take on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, pain, depression, anxiety and stress. As a migrant, woman of colour and mother, Avrille understands the complexities of navigating culture, identity, family dynamics, and raising children as a settler on this land.
Avrille Burrows is a Naarm (Melbourne) based South Asian Mental Health Clinician and Arts Therapist. She has worked for over 12 years with people from various backgrounds who have experienced trauma such as family violence, abuse, and loss. She understands how these can impact our relationships, confidence and the toll it can take on our physical body with symptoms such as headaches, pain, depression, anxiety and stress. As a migrant, woman of colour and mother, Avrille understands the complexities of navigating culture, identity, family dynamics, and raising children as a settler on this land.
(03) 7003 2742 View (03) 7003 2742
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Han Weeramanthri
Counsellor, MC
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Han (she/they/them) is a queer person of colour, with Sri Lankan, Indian and Irish ancestry. Han lives on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Han works within an abolitionist, intersectional and decolonial lens. Han utilises non-Western conceptualisations of health, mental health, and wellbeing and their work is deeply influenced by First Nations knowledge of healing, community, kinship and Country. Han works with their clients' own generational wisdoms, knowledges, and strengths, to improve wellbeing outcomes. Han interrogates the effects of colonisation, systemic oppression and marginalisation on individuals and communities.
Han (she/they/them) is a queer person of colour, with Sri Lankan, Indian and Irish ancestry. Han lives on unceded Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Han works within an abolitionist, intersectional and decolonial lens. Han utilises non-Western conceptualisations of health, mental health, and wellbeing and their work is deeply influenced by First Nations knowledge of healing, community, kinship and Country. Han works with their clients' own generational wisdoms, knowledges, and strengths, to improve wellbeing outcomes. Han interrogates the effects of colonisation, systemic oppression and marginalisation on individuals and communities.
(03) 9118 9032 View (03) 9118 9032
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Toya Ricci
Counsellor, MA
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
Toya (she/her) is an inclusive and culturally sensitive counsellor, sex therapist and sexuality educator with experience in supporting people from diverse backgrounds. Both as a professional and a woman of colour, Toya recognises that therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging process and seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their concerns and experiences so that they can achieve meaningful outcomes.
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Emma Sestan
Psychologist, MA, Australian Association of Psychologists - Member
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
My name is Emma and I have a passion for providing respectful and non-judgmental therapy for all my clients. My aim is to ensure that you have a safe and respectful space where we can promote personal growth, self-compassion and work through challenging times together.
My name is Emma and I have a passion for providing respectful and non-judgmental therapy for all my clients. My aim is to ensure that you have a safe and respectful space where we can promote personal growth, self-compassion and work through challenging times together.
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Manisha Abraham
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Manisha (she/they) is a queer Sri Lankan, Fijian-Indian woman who was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. Raised in a bicultural haven, Manisha champions the belief that what's good for Māori is beneficial for all, a guiding principle intricately woven into her life and therapeutic practice. Driven by a heartfelt commitment to decolonising therapy, Manisha envisions a therapeutic space where each client thrives individually and collectively. As a person-centred narrative therapist, her journey involves a constant dance of unlearning and relearning within a decolonised framework.
Manisha (she/they) is a queer Sri Lankan, Fijian-Indian woman who was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand. Raised in a bicultural haven, Manisha champions the belief that what's good for Māori is beneficial for all, a guiding principle intricately woven into her life and therapeutic practice. Driven by a heartfelt commitment to decolonising therapy, Manisha envisions a therapeutic space where each client thrives individually and collectively. As a person-centred narrative therapist, her journey involves a constant dance of unlearning and relearning within a decolonised framework.
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Insession Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, ACA-L2
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
I'm a counsellor and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years experience in psychology, counselling and mental health. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
I'm a counsellor and South Asian Woman of Colour with over 10 years experience in psychology, counselling and mental health. I started Insession Counselling to provide therapy to people from all cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Navigating my own experiences of marginalisation and intersectionality as a queer Sri-Lankan woman has allowed me to truly understand how culture, gender and sexuality shape so much of who we are and how we experience relationships. I combine this lived experience with evidence-based psychological interventions so that the therapy you receive is tailored specifically to you.
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Tigist Kebede
MA
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Tigist Kebede is Naarm (Melbourne) based Black Counsellor, who employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy. She specificalised in working with adults with particular interest in culturally responsive clinical practice. Tigist has experience working forensic, non-profit and health sector. She has a history with working with racial trauma, sexual assault, family violence and refugee trauma.
Tigist Kebede is Naarm (Melbourne) based Black Counsellor, who employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy. She specificalised in working with adults with particular interest in culturally responsive clinical practice. Tigist has experience working forensic, non-profit and health sector. She has a history with working with racial trauma, sexual assault, family violence and refugee trauma.
(03) 9001 5665 View (03) 9001 5665
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Diem Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Western Psychology offers psychological therapy to young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and substance use. We believe in positive therapeutic relationships and collaboration with clients to achieve therapeutic goals.
Western Psychology offers psychological therapy to young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and substance use. We believe in positive therapeutic relationships and collaboration with clients to achieve therapeutic goals.
(03) 7003 2025 View (03) 7003 2025
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Emma Austin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Emma is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a warm therapist who treats each client as an individual. Emma is passionate about working with clients who experience anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship difficulties, unhealthy coping mechanisms and low self esteem. She is known for building strong, trusting relationships with her clients.
Emma is a clinical psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a warm therapist who treats each client as an individual. Emma is passionate about working with clients who experience anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, trauma, self harm, relationship difficulties, unhealthy coping mechanisms and low self esteem. She is known for building strong, trusting relationships with her clients.
(03) 8338 1078 View (03) 8338 1078
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Dr Robert Eres
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a gender affirming clinical psychologist with a primary interest in supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as people in rural and remote areas of Australia. I help support people with a range of concerns, but ultimately I support children, adolescents, and adults to become the best versions of themselves.
I am a gender affirming clinical psychologist with a primary interest in supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as people in rural and remote areas of Australia. I help support people with a range of concerns, but ultimately I support children, adolescents, and adults to become the best versions of themselves.
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Isaac Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
The team at Functional Minds Psychology is led by principal psychologist, Isaac Lee. Isaac is a generally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). He has also previously been a committee member for the Melbourne branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Isaac’s passion for the field of psychology comes from wanting to help people, to have a positive impact on those he interacts with, and to always be learning more about people, the brain, and the world.
The team at Functional Minds Psychology is led by principal psychologist, Isaac Lee. Isaac is a generally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). He has also previously been a committee member for the Melbourne branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Isaac’s passion for the field of psychology comes from wanting to help people, to have a positive impact on those he interacts with, and to always be learning more about people, the brain, and the world.
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Dr Karin du Plessis - Relationships Squared
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L2
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
Couples come to me often feeling that the constant arguing is wearing them down, that they are at the bottom of their partner’s priority list, or that they feel more like roommates rather than lovers. Others complain of constant bickering, walking on eggshells around each other, or living like ships in the night. I also see couples for pre-marital counselling and specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, in-laws, addictions and parenting. In working together we will build insights into patterns that are no longer serving you, and develop action so we can move you from stuck to thriving again.
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Su Mei Tan
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Individuals and families may be grappling with personal challenges, yearning for a deeper understanding of themselves and seeking empowerment through creative expression. They appreciate the importance of cultural sensitivity in their therapeutic process, desiring a safe and inclusive space that respects their diverse background. This client values navigating between multiple cultural identities and desires a therapist who comprehends their unique complexities. Their ideal experience involves tailored interventions that integrate creative expression, cultural sensitivity, and third culture therapy.
Individuals and families may be grappling with personal challenges, yearning for a deeper understanding of themselves and seeking empowerment through creative expression. They appreciate the importance of cultural sensitivity in their therapeutic process, desiring a safe and inclusive space that respects their diverse background. This client values navigating between multiple cultural identities and desires a therapist who comprehends their unique complexities. Their ideal experience involves tailored interventions that integrate creative expression, cultural sensitivity, and third culture therapy.
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Jessica Piorun
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
I support people with a range of issues, including stress, low motivation, anxiety, life changes, relationship difficulties, and improving mood. I can also help with building skills relating to emotional regulation, mindfulness, relaxation and assertiveness. I am always interested in learning something new and am excited about working with people on new challenges.
(03) 9118 9046 View (03) 9118 9046
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Portia Kambasha
MSc
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
I have 20 years experience with complex mental health issues across the age spectrum. I offer a kind, empathetic service to families and individuals using my skills as a family therapist and mental health clinician. I welcome individuals and families who represent marginalised communities, (neurodiverse, LGBTQIA, culturally diverse, and anyone who has ever been “othered”) and provide a service that is inclusive and affirming whilst utilising an anti racist and decolonized lens.
(03) 4327 9085 View (03) 4327 9085
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Ruby K Swaid
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
In my practice I work with individuals above the age of 17 years, in person or over Telehealth. I have extensive experience working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, one of my key strengths is the provision of culturally-sensitive therapy. I am an LGBTQI+ aware and affirmative clinician, a multi-lingual therapist, I am fluent and can provide therapy in English and Arabic. I support people who present with the following: Trauma (PTSD and cPTSD), Anxiety and Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-Esteem issues, Stress and Burnout, Adjustment to major life transitions, Grief and Loss
In my practice I work with individuals above the age of 17 years, in person or over Telehealth. I have extensive experience working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, one of my key strengths is the provision of culturally-sensitive therapy. I am an LGBTQI+ aware and affirmative clinician, a multi-lingual therapist, I am fluent and can provide therapy in English and Arabic. I support people who present with the following: Trauma (PTSD and cPTSD), Anxiety and Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-Esteem issues, Stress and Burnout, Adjustment to major life transitions, Grief and Loss
(03) 7037 6932 View (03) 7037 6932
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Dr Michael Gurr
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
You are in emotional pain and you are stuck. Maybe there are times when the emotional pain is less but it has not been going away. This moment right now is a chance to start changing this and ultimately to get relief. Many people experience a mix of low mood, anxiety, self-critical thoughts, addictions (whether they seem mild like one too many coffees or something that causes more problems for you like pornography or heavier drugs) and so on. Your difficulties might have been hard to pin down and you are confused about who to talk to or even how you could be helped.
You are in emotional pain and you are stuck. Maybe there are times when the emotional pain is less but it has not been going away. This moment right now is a chance to start changing this and ultimately to get relief. Many people experience a mix of low mood, anxiety, self-critical thoughts, addictions (whether they seem mild like one too many coffees or something that causes more problems for you like pornography or heavier drugs) and so on. Your difficulties might have been hard to pin down and you are confused about who to talk to or even how you could be helped.
(03) 7003 2098 View (03) 7003 2098
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Monika Polemicos
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032  (Online Only)
Has traditional ‘talk therapy’ not completely worked? Maybe you have an understanding of anxiety triggers but lack the strategy for stopping it. Frustrated with feelings of dread, edginess, lack deep sleep, worry, panic coming out of nowhere, exhaustion, reduced productivity at work, irritability, emotional outbursts, crying, anger, feeling inadequate. Thankfully you dont have to put up with it. You can work with an award winning Anxiety Relief S.P.E.C.I.A.L.I.S.T who will take you through a step by step process, teaching you the tools to be free from anxiety and panic.
Has traditional ‘talk therapy’ not completely worked? Maybe you have an understanding of anxiety triggers but lack the strategy for stopping it. Frustrated with feelings of dread, edginess, lack deep sleep, worry, panic coming out of nowhere, exhaustion, reduced productivity at work, irritability, emotional outbursts, crying, anger, feeling inadequate. Thankfully you dont have to put up with it. You can work with an award winning Anxiety Relief S.P.E.C.I.A.L.I.S.T who will take you through a step by step process, teaching you the tools to be free from anxiety and panic.
(03) 8372 0463 View (03) 8372 0463
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Shaun McMahon
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Shaun is a warm, caring and calm psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. He is passionate about helping his clients to overcome their challenges and to live more fulfilling lives, while offering a compassionate and comforting presence. Shaun works with clients from all walks of life struggling with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, relationship trauma and sexual trauma, as well as individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Shaun is a warm, caring and calm psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. He is passionate about helping his clients to overcome their challenges and to live more fulfilling lives, while offering a compassionate and comforting presence. Shaun works with clients from all walks of life struggling with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship issues. He has a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, relationship trauma and sexual trauma, as well as individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
(03) 7003 2250 View (03) 7003 2250

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ascot Vale, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$185

Counsellors in Ascot Vale, VIC who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Stress
83% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Medicare Rebates
29% Bupa
29% NDIS

How Counsellors in Ascot Vale, VIC see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ascot Vale?

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.