Counselling in Southern River, WA

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Colin Longworth
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southern River, WA 6110
Hi, I’m Colin Longworth, a Psychologist with weekday, evening and Saturday morning consultations, for a range of presenting issues. I'm registered for Medicare, Telehealth and NDIS. I’ve been a registered Psychologist since 2008. You can book online 24/7. (I've also been a volunteer phone counselor since 1981.) I studied Psychology in my later years. (My first 2 jobs were Blue-Collar.) As such I have a combination of over a half century of life experience along with my Psychology training and ongoing professional development, to my role as Psychologist, Coach, Counselor and or Clinical Hypnotherapist (whichever is applicable).
Hi, I’m Colin Longworth, a Psychologist with weekday, evening and Saturday morning consultations, for a range of presenting issues. I'm registered for Medicare, Telehealth and NDIS. I’ve been a registered Psychologist since 2008. You can book online 24/7. (I've also been a volunteer phone counselor since 1981.) I studied Psychology in my later years. (My first 2 jobs were Blue-Collar.) As such I have a combination of over a half century of life experience along with my Psychology training and ongoing professional development, to my role as Psychologist, Coach, Counselor and or Clinical Hypnotherapist (whichever is applicable).
(08) 7078 8291 View (08) 7078 8291
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The Bield Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Southern River, WA 6110
Hi. Welcome to 'The Bield Counselling Services'. Bield is an old Scottish word meaning safety, protection; to give confidence, encouragement, assurance. Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment where you can speak freely about your personal challenges, process new insights and then make helpful changes? Are hope and affirmation, as well as strategies and unbiased perspective, important to you in your healing journey? Do you value ongoing support as you navigate personal crises, relationship challenges, life transitions? My life experiences and training can help me to offer you this support.
Hi. Welcome to 'The Bield Counselling Services'. Bield is an old Scottish word meaning safety, protection; to give confidence, encouragement, assurance. Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment where you can speak freely about your personal challenges, process new insights and then make helpful changes? Are hope and affirmation, as well as strategies and unbiased perspective, important to you in your healing journey? Do you value ongoing support as you navigate personal crises, relationship challenges, life transitions? My life experiences and training can help me to offer you this support.
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Paris Matthews
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southern River, WA 6110
As a Psychologist, I passionately believe that we as humans already hold the potential and resilience to be able to heal ourselves. I will work with you in a holistic and judgement-free way for you to be able to build upon your skills to be able to cope with the challenges that life presents to us. This is your journey, and I will be your guide. I have experience working with vulnerable populations within Government sectors of Disability Royal Commission, Child Protective Services and also Corrective Services, where I supported individuals with neurodiversity, couples and families, in addition to people experiencing addiction.
As a Psychologist, I passionately believe that we as humans already hold the potential and resilience to be able to heal ourselves. I will work with you in a holistic and judgement-free way for you to be able to build upon your skills to be able to cope with the challenges that life presents to us. This is your journey, and I will be your guide. I have experience working with vulnerable populations within Government sectors of Disability Royal Commission, Child Protective Services and also Corrective Services, where I supported individuals with neurodiversity, couples and families, in addition to people experiencing addiction.
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Josip Vujica
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southern River, WA 6110
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
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Dragonfly Psychology Perth
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Southern River, WA 6110
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
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Owen Robinson
Counsellor, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southern River, WA 6110
Complex trauma at any age can make understanding ourselves, our reactions, painful emotions, and relationships mystifying. I'm registered with Blue Knot Foundation as a trauma informed therapist. If you have anxiety or depression symptoms, anger or hurt, I have been working beside people who want to manage and reduce these issues since the 20th century. I'll do my best to give you tools to use right from your first visit. If you are in a remote area I can provide sessions via Signal/Skype/Zoom. I know a lot about family and domestic violence and how people can come back from what happened to them or even what they did to others.
Complex trauma at any age can make understanding ourselves, our reactions, painful emotions, and relationships mystifying. I'm registered with Blue Knot Foundation as a trauma informed therapist. If you have anxiety or depression symptoms, anger or hurt, I have been working beside people who want to manage and reduce these issues since the 20th century. I'll do my best to give you tools to use right from your first visit. If you are in a remote area I can provide sessions via Signal/Skype/Zoom. I know a lot about family and domestic violence and how people can come back from what happened to them or even what they did to others.
(08) 7078 7553 View (08) 7078 7553

More Therapists Nearby

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Samantha Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Welcome. My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sami. I'm a social worker, certified clinical trauma professional and somatic therapist specialising in counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or grief. I've dedicated the last few years to working with people with complex trauma, walking alongside them in their journey to return to wholeness. If you would like to work with me, we take a collaborative approach; a blend of talking therapy, mindful awareness and somatic inquiry to reduce any trauma symptoms you might be experiencing that are holding you back from living a full, joyful life.
Welcome. My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sami. I'm a social worker, certified clinical trauma professional and somatic therapist specialising in counselling for adults who have experienced trauma, abuse or grief. I've dedicated the last few years to working with people with complex trauma, walking alongside them in their journey to return to wholeness. If you would like to work with me, we take a collaborative approach; a blend of talking therapy, mindful awareness and somatic inquiry to reduce any trauma symptoms you might be experiencing that are holding you back from living a full, joyful life.
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Bonnie Bentley (Somatic Sexologist)
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I believe our bodies are extremely intelligent, and that we can create lasting change in our lives by working with the mind and body together, as one connected system.
My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I believe our bodies are extremely intelligent, and that we can create lasting change in our lives by working with the mind and body together, as one connected system.
(08) 6206 8537 View (08) 6206 8537
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Kym Murray
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Leeming, WA 6149
Are you struggling right now? Do you feel overwhelmed or alone? Is it challenging to get through the day, interact with others, manage circumstances, or heal from past trauma? Whether your concerns are significant life events, relationship conflicts, troubles with coping, poor mental health or barriers to self-development, I may be able to help. Engaging in counselling/psychotherapy means having support while working towards insight and healing, enhancing relationships, or developing healthier coping strategies and ways of thinking that can lead to improved wellbeing and quality of life.
Are you struggling right now? Do you feel overwhelmed or alone? Is it challenging to get through the day, interact with others, manage circumstances, or heal from past trauma? Whether your concerns are significant life events, relationship conflicts, troubles with coping, poor mental health or barriers to self-development, I may be able to help. Engaging in counselling/psychotherapy means having support while working towards insight and healing, enhancing relationships, or developing healthier coping strategies and ways of thinking that can lead to improved wellbeing and quality of life.
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Kasorn Campbell
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Caversham, WA 6055
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. As a counsellor, I have a desire to see people living life to the full. All counselling sessions are client-focused, confidential and goal-oriented. Sessions start with understanding the presenting issue, the impact this has on the client and what they hope to achieve through counselling. Together, during sessions, the issue is unpacked and I provide the client with tools and techniques to comprehend, cope and overcome the issue at hand. The goal is to help the client identify their inner strengths and become more resilient to life’s challenges.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. As a counsellor, I have a desire to see people living life to the full. All counselling sessions are client-focused, confidential and goal-oriented. Sessions start with understanding the presenting issue, the impact this has on the client and what they hope to achieve through counselling. Together, during sessions, the issue is unpacked and I provide the client with tools and techniques to comprehend, cope and overcome the issue at hand. The goal is to help the client identify their inner strengths and become more resilient to life’s challenges.
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Joanna Bell
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Booragoon, WA 6154
I am committed to ensuring that all clients receive the highest standard of care and a positive experience of therapy. I have over 10 years experience and have worked in both the private and not for profit sector. I understand that many people feel nervous about attending counselling, so I ensure that we spend time in the first session discussing goals, motivations for attending therapy and outlining what they can expect from the sessions. I work from a client-centred approach, which means that therapy is guided by a clients’ individual goals and completely at their own pace.
I am committed to ensuring that all clients receive the highest standard of care and a positive experience of therapy. I have over 10 years experience and have worked in both the private and not for profit sector. I understand that many people feel nervous about attending counselling, so I ensure that we spend time in the first session discussing goals, motivations for attending therapy and outlining what they can expect from the sessions. I work from a client-centred approach, which means that therapy is guided by a clients’ individual goals and completely at their own pace.
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Narelle Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified Verified
High Wycombe, WA 6057
I work in a client-focused way and to address the issues the client brings to the session. I have worked with a range of issues. I particularly like working with children, young people and women are experiencing relationship difficulties, whether that be with a partner, school relationships or parents.
I work in a client-focused way and to address the issues the client brings to the session. I have worked with a range of issues. I particularly like working with children, young people and women are experiencing relationship difficulties, whether that be with a partner, school relationships or parents.
(08) 7078 8254 View (08) 7078 8254
Photo of Roberto Parraga-Martin IFS & Clinical Psychology, Psychologist in Southern River, WA
Roberto Parraga-Martin IFS & Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockburn Central, WA 6164
Waitlist for new clients
Beyond Talk: IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. Struggling with deep issues? Roberto, a seasoned clinician with complex trauma, supports you on a journey to improve your inner harmony. IFS, a powerful therapy, unlocks your hidden strengths & builds self-compassion. Schedule your consultation now!
Beyond Talk: IFS and Clinical Psychology for Evidence-Based Change. Struggling with deep issues? Roberto, a seasoned clinician with complex trauma, supports you on a journey to improve your inner harmony. IFS, a powerful therapy, unlocks your hidden strengths & builds self-compassion. Schedule your consultation now!
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Lifeward Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Spearwood, WA 6163
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
Natasha has extensive experience working with people who experienced complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers and qualified Systemic Family Therapist registered with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy). Natasha has been working with the Department of Health Mental Health Services for many years as a Senior Social Worker. Further training includes Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural theory, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Narrative Therapy.
(08) 6490 9789 View (08) 6490 9789
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The Counsellor Collective - Lucinda Pretorius
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Manning, WA 6152
Lucinda is a committed, intuitive, warm and empathetic counsellor who believes that every person deserves to be heard, understood, and supported on their path to good health and personal growth. Her objective is to help individuals discover their purpose and reach their full potential through meaningful experiences, healing from trauma, and self-discovery. Lucinda has expertise in anxiety, digital addictions, and self-harm, and works with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and family counselling. Her strengths-based, fun and interactive approach to counselling allows for hope and meaningful change.
Lucinda is a committed, intuitive, warm and empathetic counsellor who believes that every person deserves to be heard, understood, and supported on their path to good health and personal growth. Her objective is to help individuals discover their purpose and reach their full potential through meaningful experiences, healing from trauma, and self-discovery. Lucinda has expertise in anxiety, digital addictions, and self-harm, and works with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples and family counselling. Her strengths-based, fun and interactive approach to counselling allows for hope and meaningful change.
(08) 6109 8134 View (08) 6109 8134
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The Counsellor Collective
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Manning, WA 6152
Eleanor and the team at The Counsellor Collective believes developing the counselling relationship with clients is essential for building trust and achieving positive change. We are passionate about creating safe spaces to be heard. We enjoy seeing clients find strategies for life that bring transformation in their day to day living. The team enjoy working with a wide range of people, walking alongside them on their healing journey. The Counsellor Collective aims to create safe spaces to process trauma as well as grief and loss to find healing and hope again.
Eleanor and the team at The Counsellor Collective believes developing the counselling relationship with clients is essential for building trust and achieving positive change. We are passionate about creating safe spaces to be heard. We enjoy seeing clients find strategies for life that bring transformation in their day to day living. The team enjoy working with a wide range of people, walking alongside them on their healing journey. The Counsellor Collective aims to create safe spaces to process trauma as well as grief and loss to find healing and hope again.
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Momentum Counselling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
East Perth, WA 6004
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung
(08) 6490 9897 View (08) 6490 9897
Photo of Lisa Jeanette Engele, Counsellor in Southern River, WA
Lisa Jeanette Engele
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Perth, WA 6004
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
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Simone Butun
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Victoria Park, WA 6100
My goal is to help you overcome the challenges that are preventing you from living your best life. My approach emphasises evidence-based practice, meaning I rely on scientifically-proven methods to help you achieve positive outcomes. , I am committed to providing the highest standard of care to my clients. I believe in the power of the mind-body relationship and specialise in treating complex health conditions such as chronic pain and autoimmune disorders. By working together, we can discover the unique tools and strategies that will help you overcome life's obstacles and achieve greater wellbeing.
My goal is to help you overcome the challenges that are preventing you from living your best life. My approach emphasises evidence-based practice, meaning I rely on scientifically-proven methods to help you achieve positive outcomes. , I am committed to providing the highest standard of care to my clients. I believe in the power of the mind-body relationship and specialise in treating complex health conditions such as chronic pain and autoimmune disorders. By working together, we can discover the unique tools and strategies that will help you overcome life's obstacles and achieve greater wellbeing.
(08) 6493 7668 View (08) 6493 7668
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Julie Helen Pelosi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Murdoch, WA 6150
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through psychological therapy and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through psychological therapy and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
(08) 9473 6324 View (08) 9473 6324

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southern River, WA

< 10

Counsellors in Southern River, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
67% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Other
100% Bupa
50% Medicare Rebates

How Counsellors in Southern River, WA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southern River?

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.