Counselling in Sunshine, VIC

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Jess Bernardi
Psychologist, PsychD, MACPA
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with experience treating individuals in a wide range of mental health settings. I tailor my clinical skills to meet the unique needs of each individual, ensuring that they benefit as much as possible from the therapeutic experience and achieve richer, fuller and more meaningful lives.
(03) 9034 8481 View (03) 9034 8481
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Jessica Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Not accepting new clients
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, counsellor and psychotherapist. I practice from a holistic Gestalt perspective informed by trauma and attachment theories. I have a warm and caring approach, as I value the therapeutic relationship to provide a trusted and reflective space as a vehicle for change.
I am a Mental Health Social Worker, counsellor and psychotherapist. I practice from a holistic Gestalt perspective informed by trauma and attachment theories. I have a warm and caring approach, as I value the therapeutic relationship to provide a trusted and reflective space as a vehicle for change.
(03) 6118 7126 View (03) 6118 7126
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Mikel Moss - Healing Stage Counselling Service
Counsellor, MA
Sunshine, VIC 3020  (Online Only)
I work with people from diverse backgrounds who are learning how to live and thrive with a variety of issues, changes, and challenges in their lives. I primarily work within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, but I am open and able to work with people outside of this area as well. I utilize talk and creative expression, as a way to assist in areas such as setting goals, gaining a deeper understanding of self, moving through and healing trauma, and much more. Check out my website: healingstagemelb.com
I work with people from diverse backgrounds who are learning how to live and thrive with a variety of issues, changes, and challenges in their lives. I primarily work within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, but I am open and able to work with people outside of this area as well. I utilize talk and creative expression, as a way to assist in areas such as setting goals, gaining a deeper understanding of self, moving through and healing trauma, and much more. Check out my website: healingstagemelb.com
(03) 8203 5993 View (03) 8203 5993
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Zen Tebeje
Counsellor
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Zen is certified Counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, she provide a safe space for you to explore and overcome your concerns. She specialise in mental health support, offering guidance for issues like depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, life coaching, trauma, and stress management. Additionally, she provide expert career counselling & NDIS support. Zen’s approach is client-centered, creating a personalised plan for your unique needs.
Zen is certified Counsellor dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, she provide a safe space for you to explore and overcome your concerns. She specialise in mental health support, offering guidance for issues like depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, life coaching, trauma, and stress management. Additionally, she provide expert career counselling & NDIS support. Zen’s approach is client-centered, creating a personalised plan for your unique needs.
(03) 7003 2607 View (03) 7003 2607
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Diem Smith
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
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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Renee Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Parent Infant Mental Health clinician and Family Report Writer with over 20 years experience working in the field. I work mostly with adults experiencing mental health issues and provide a safe space for people to work through their difficulties. My goal is to help people to understand themselves on a deeper level and have better functioning relationships and a happier life! I also write private reports for the Family Court (62G & Child Impact Reports) and can support and coach individuals going through this process.
I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Parent Infant Mental Health clinician and Family Report Writer with over 20 years experience working in the field. I work mostly with adults experiencing mental health issues and provide a safe space for people to work through their difficulties. My goal is to help people to understand themselves on a deeper level and have better functioning relationships and a happier life! I also write private reports for the Family Court (62G & Child Impact Reports) and can support and coach individuals going through this process.
(03) 8595 4462 View (03) 8595 4462
Christina Pitter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Christina has 20 years experience as a mental health social worker and psychotherapist. She works with people whose lives have been affected by childhood & adult trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family violence, and the impact of identity, family, ethnic and cultural issues on mental health. She has a special interest in supporting clients with chronic and physical health and disability issues. Christina hopes that through therapy, people can develop a greater awareness of their emotions, thoughts, strengths and goals and an overall improvement in their wellbeing and relationships with others.
Christina has 20 years experience as a mental health social worker and psychotherapist. She works with people whose lives have been affected by childhood & adult trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family violence, and the impact of identity, family, ethnic and cultural issues on mental health. She has a special interest in supporting clients with chronic and physical health and disability issues. Christina hopes that through therapy, people can develop a greater awareness of their emotions, thoughts, strengths and goals and an overall improvement in their wellbeing and relationships with others.
(02) 4504 0245 View (02) 4504 0245
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Avrille Burrows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
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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BlueSkies Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
We’re here to help you and your family overcome difficult experiences through children’s counselling and dyadic (parent and child) counselling in Melbourne. We offer Child-Centred Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Interplay Family Therapy, Filial Therapy and Kids Groups to help address children’s anxious behaviours, acting out behaviours, social difficulties, past traumas and more. We also offer Parent Counselling to support the important people in children’s lives - you!
(03) 9118 9024 View (03) 9118 9024
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Geetha Chetty
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
Hi, I'm Geetha! I come from a South African- Indian background and have a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives. My expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I've worked in correctional services, and various community sectors namely, disadvantaged and marginalised youth, AOD, homelessness, unemployment, sexual assault and family violence. I work with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep issues, anger and addictions.
(03) 7302 2085 View (03) 7302 2085
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Kayla Cutajar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studios. She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, trauma, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
Kayla is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studios. She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, trauma, and parenting issues. Kayla enjoys helping people understand themselves and their environments better and to feel more empowered in their lives. She finds joy in seeing clients feel more comfortable in themselves and their relationships. Clients who work with Kayla receive an integrated approach to therapeutic care tailored to their needs and interests.
(03) 8104 9965 View (03) 8104 9965
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The Psychology and Therapy clinic, Melissa Boulind
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020  (Online Only)
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
Melissa has been working in private practice for over 10 years, recognising that individuals need to change and focus on growth, be involved in active decision making and she is passionate about assisting people to make positive lifestyle changes. She has extensive experience working with a variety of psychiatric difficulties, working in hospitals for 5 years (with an acute mental health care unit). She will work closely with you, tailoring your therapy to suit you. She works via Telehealth so you can have therapy on video or by phone - you can see her from the comfort of your own home (or car, or office or garden)- anywhere.
(03) 7302 2139 View (03) 7302 2139
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Sanctuary Space Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
Pam is a qualified counsellor with wealth of experience in the areas of addictions,trauma,mental health ,domestic family violence and sexual assault and supervision. Pam also provides coaching,mentoring, debriefing support to navigate challenging situations and enhance the emotional,mental and general psychological wellbeing of individuals and their loved ones.With over 13 years of experience under her belt working through a trauma informed lens with clients,Pam is passionate about bringing hope through acceptance,value and belonging .
(03) 7303 3702 View (03) 7303 3702
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Cecilia Tankey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Couples Therapist and Individual Psychotherapist. When we experience anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, grief, illness, or when there are ruptures in our relationships, it is signalling our deepest wounds. My therapy approach is an heroic journey, which supports to restore wholeness and reclaim core powers to live a more balanced and joyful life.
Couples Therapist and Individual Psychotherapist. When we experience anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, grief, illness, or when there are ruptures in our relationships, it is signalling our deepest wounds. My therapy approach is an heroic journey, which supports to restore wholeness and reclaim core powers to live a more balanced and joyful life.
(03) 9071 0182 View (03) 9071 0182
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Marie Vakakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Feeling worried, overwhelmed, sad, stressed or anxious? Maybe you’re having relationship issues or struggling to get through the day, like you just don't have your regular oomph or energy. Sometimes just getting through the day can seem tough. It’s enough to make anyone feel like curling up on the couch with the dog, Netflix and avoiding facing the day. I recognise how difficult this can be and I am here to help. I am a neurodivergence-affirming, trauma-informed, LGBTIAQ+ affirmative therapist and inclusive of diverse relationship structures.
Feeling worried, overwhelmed, sad, stressed or anxious? Maybe you’re having relationship issues or struggling to get through the day, like you just don't have your regular oomph or energy. Sometimes just getting through the day can seem tough. It’s enough to make anyone feel like curling up on the couch with the dog, Netflix and avoiding facing the day. I recognise how difficult this can be and I am here to help. I am a neurodivergence-affirming, trauma-informed, LGBTIAQ+ affirmative therapist and inclusive of diverse relationship structures.
(03) 8613 3424 View (03) 8613 3424
Wendy Henriks
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
A professional and dedicated psychologist working with children, adolescents, families and adults, with over fourteen years experience. Wendy is a client centred therapist who is trained in CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, IPT, play therapy, child parent relationship therapy, schema therapy, self compassion, Gottmans couples and more. She received Honours in psychology at Deakin University.
(03) 8594 4003 View (03) 8594 4003
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Clarissa Wijaya
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
As someone who had a lived experience of severe anxiety, I understand that little things can easily overwhelm you. Simple things can be difficult to do without expending so much nervous energy that by the end you feel so drained and exhausted. Sometimes to feel better and in control, or even to overcome, you might simply need a listening ear or someone to guide and empower you to make decisions or simply someone to encourage you on and push through, I may be able to help you with that.
As someone who had a lived experience of severe anxiety, I understand that little things can easily overwhelm you. Simple things can be difficult to do without expending so much nervous energy that by the end you feel so drained and exhausted. Sometimes to feel better and in control, or even to overcome, you might simply need a listening ear or someone to guide and empower you to make decisions or simply someone to encourage you on and push through, I may be able to help you with that.
(03) 8592 7055 View (03) 8592 7055
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Beyond Barriers Care
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
I am a registered Psychologist working at Beyond Barriers Care which is a mental health care organisation. Beyond Barriers Care offers a wide range of psychological services to individuals who are seeking support and assistance with various mental health concerns. I have experience working with a wide range of presentations and diverse populations. I have immediate availability for Psychology appointments for children, adolescents, and adults at Beyond Barriers Care. The psychological services I offer include mental health and cognitive assessments, counselling and intervention, and psychological reports and letters of support.
(03) 7302 2333 View (03) 7302 2333
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Amanjit Kaur
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunshine, VIC 3020
Taking new clients in 2024! I am a registered psychologist with years of experience working with all ages. I believe that therapy is essential for individuals from all ages and walks of life to enhance their quality of life. I specialise in a variety of presentations including mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder with both children and adults. I am skilled in working with developmental presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I work closely with Kayla Cutajar, Lead Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studio.
Taking new clients in 2024! I am a registered psychologist with years of experience working with all ages. I believe that therapy is essential for individuals from all ages and walks of life to enhance their quality of life. I specialise in a variety of presentations including mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder with both children and adults. I am skilled in working with developmental presentations including Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I work closely with Kayla Cutajar, Lead Psychologist and Director of Open Minds Studio.
(03) 8104 9965 View (03) 8104 9965
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Dr Kit Casey
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Sunshine, VIC 3020
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
I’m Kit - a Clinical Psychologist working in Melbourne, Victoria and remotely via telehealth. I have experience working in mental health services for young people and adults, providing assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. I support young people and adults with experiences of anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, and interpersonal challenges. I aim to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive and collaborative space for clients, grounded in warmth and curiosity.
(03) 9994 1799 View (03) 9994 1799

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Sunshine, VIC

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Sunshine, VIC who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% NDIS
45% Bupa
45% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Sunshine, VIC see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Sunshine?

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.