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Becky Fleming
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Finding a trusted person to support you in therapy can be a big step- and an overwhelming one! I'm so glad you're curious about how counselling can help. My diverse training and experience makes me a great fit in supporting people across the lifespan in areas such as relationships (intimate, familial, friendships, and even dome), neurodivergence, burnout/compassion fatigue, substance use/other dependencies, and mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. These concerns are a little snapshot of my specialties, but I'm comfortable and ready to talk you through anything you're going through- together, we can find solutions.
Finding a trusted person to support you in therapy can be a big step- and an overwhelming one! I'm so glad you're curious about how counselling can help. My diverse training and experience makes me a great fit in supporting people across the lifespan in areas such as relationships (intimate, familial, friendships, and even dome), neurodivergence, burnout/compassion fatigue, substance use/other dependencies, and mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. These concerns are a little snapshot of my specialties, but I'm comfortable and ready to talk you through anything you're going through- together, we can find solutions.
(709) 309-0072 View (709) 309-0072
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Joan Conway
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who aims to create safe spaces for people to navigate their struggles, stressors, and healing journeys. My approach to counselling is grounded in mindfulness-based therapy, which gives people the tools they need to become more aware of their present moment thoughts and feelings and helps identify how they may impact overall well-being. I operate from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens. While working together, I hope that my clients feel heard, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who aims to create safe spaces for people to navigate their struggles, stressors, and healing journeys. My approach to counselling is grounded in mindfulness-based therapy, which gives people the tools they need to become more aware of their present moment thoughts and feelings and helps identify how they may impact overall well-being. I operate from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens. While working together, I hope that my clients feel heard, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals.
(709) 300-1247 View (709) 300-1247
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Curtis Pittman - Queer-Affirmative Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
Life can present many struggles that lead us to feel overwhelmed. A warm and supportive safe space provides the foundation for self-exploration and building new skill sets that help us through these moments. Whether your concerns are related to anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and/or grief, I aim to provide compassionate care that validates your experience and supports your goals. - - - Now offering private team-based Adult ADHD Assessments with a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. - - -
(709) 501-5794 View (709) 501-5794
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Marilyn Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
Marilyn is a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who supports people in their own personal development. She has particular interest in working with couples who may feel stuck in their relationship. Her post-graduate training in Emotional Focused Therapy helps couples break old patterns of communication that are no longer working and reconnect on a deeper level. She also works with individuals who may experience relationship issues. Her post-graduate training in Attachment Focused Psychotherapy helps clients see how their style of connecting may be preventing them from experiencing the type of relationship they desire.
(709) 309-0313 View (709) 309-0313
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Tracy D Reardon
Counsellor, BEd, B SpEd, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
(709) 500-2787 View (709) 500-2787
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Laura Parsons
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, DCP(c), CCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
(709) 910-5405 View (709) 910-5405
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Joanne McHugh
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
I enjoy working with themes that occur over the life span, such as: Freedom from the self-doubt or anxiety that holds you back; Relational patterns that block your ability to connect with yourself and others; Fear of change, death, living a whole life; Looking for healthy ways of growing and processing unhealed trauma and pain; Developing your intuition and listening to your inner voice; Learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
(709) 400-6265 View (709) 400-6265
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Donna Samuels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am interested in working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, shame and motivation. I feel psychotherapy is a space to reflect on the meaning of your experiences and emotions and use them to guide your actions in life. I see therapy sessions as intense conversations that help clients create a life that integrates past and present experience to inform a way of going forward that feels true, inspiring and achievable.
I am interested in working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, shame and motivation. I feel psychotherapy is a space to reflect on the meaning of your experiences and emotions and use them to guide your actions in life. I see therapy sessions as intense conversations that help clients create a life that integrates past and present experience to inform a way of going forward that feels true, inspiring and achievable.
(709) 705-6181 View (709) 705-6181
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Melinda Aspell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A  (Online Only)
What if you could wake up tomorrow and feel like YOU were in control; not anxiety, depression, trauma, or whatever else is dominating your life right now? What if you could improve your relationships with your kids, your partner, your boss, your family, your friends? What if you could finally build up the courage to tell someone "no" and really mean it this time? What if you could stop asking yourself "what if" and start making things a realty?
What if you could wake up tomorrow and feel like YOU were in control; not anxiety, depression, trauma, or whatever else is dominating your life right now? What if you could improve your relationships with your kids, your partner, your boss, your family, your friends? What if you could finally build up the courage to tell someone "no" and really mean it this time? What if you could stop asking yourself "what if" and start making things a realty?
(709) 703-0737 View (709) 703-0737
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Chantel Dwyer
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
Welcome to a safe space for healing and growth. As we navigate through life, the experiences we encounter shape and mold our individual identities. As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping you unlock your potential for growth and transformation. By working together, we can explore your unique path towards healing and wholeness, and I will support you in discovering your inner strength and resilience.
(709) 400-9446 View (709) 400-9446
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
(709) 400-8664 View (709) 400-8664
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Scott Downey Psychology Services: ADHD and LD
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Do you or your loved one, struggle with learning, attention, memory, focusing, staying on task, and keeping yourself organized, and find that it is significantly interfering with your life? Then you may have ADHD and/or a Specific Learning Disorder. I will do a comprehensive assessment to determine your strengths and needs, make a diagnosis (if you meet the criteria), and make recommendations to help maximize your learning and academic success. Let me help you take your life in the direction you want to go and be the person you want to be.
Do you or your loved one, struggle with learning, attention, memory, focusing, staying on task, and keeping yourself organized, and find that it is significantly interfering with your life? Then you may have ADHD and/or a Specific Learning Disorder. I will do a comprehensive assessment to determine your strengths and needs, make a diagnosis (if you meet the criteria), and make recommendations to help maximize your learning and academic success. Let me help you take your life in the direction you want to go and be the person you want to be.
(709) 499-0582 View (709) 499-0582
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Michelle Quinlan
Counsellor, MA, MSc, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Supporting people to thrive in their intimate lives is one of my passions. I offer counselling services to people struggling with concerns related to sexuality and relationships, and those seeking to overcome the impact of past traumatic experiences.
Supporting people to thrive in their intimate lives is one of my passions. I offer counselling services to people struggling with concerns related to sexuality and relationships, and those seeking to overcome the impact of past traumatic experiences.
(709) 703-4408 View (709) 703-4408
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Heather Alexander
Counsellor, BA, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who is passionate about supporting individuals find their way through challenging or stressful life situations, destructive patterns, powerful emotions and unhelpful relationships. I believe in prioritizing the client as the expert of their lived experiences and empowering you with necessary tools/skills that can be helpful outside the therapeutic process. While you may not have an exact 'goal' in mind, collaborative meaning-making and perspective can be equally valuable in understanding and moving through challenges.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who is passionate about supporting individuals find their way through challenging or stressful life situations, destructive patterns, powerful emotions and unhelpful relationships. I believe in prioritizing the client as the expert of their lived experiences and empowering you with necessary tools/skills that can be helpful outside the therapeutic process. While you may not have an exact 'goal' in mind, collaborative meaning-making and perspective can be equally valuable in understanding and moving through challenges.
(709) 705-5473 View (709) 705-5473
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Jessica Cole
Counsellor, BA, MEd, MPEd, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
Hello.. and Welcome! Reaching out for support can feel overwhelming and full of uncertainty, and here you are taking some initial steps. Life is full of twists, turns, and other challenges, and you do not have to face them alone.
Hello.. and Welcome! Reaching out for support can feel overwhelming and full of uncertainty, and here you are taking some initial steps. Life is full of twists, turns, and other challenges, and you do not have to face them alone.
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Jessica Ivany
Counsellor, BA, MA, CCC, nd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
I know reaching out for help can be scary, and I am here to alleviate that potential fear. As a therapist, my main priority is to provide you with a safe space that is welcoming while we work collaboratively on the issues you are experiencing. Therapy is different for each person and my therapeutic approach will provide a unique experience tailored to you and for you. In sessions we will explore your thought patterns, emotions and maladaptive behaviours and learn tools and techniques that will help you live a more meaningful, stable life.
I know reaching out for help can be scary, and I am here to alleviate that potential fear. As a therapist, my main priority is to provide you with a safe space that is welcoming while we work collaboratively on the issues you are experiencing. Therapy is different for each person and my therapeutic approach will provide a unique experience tailored to you and for you. In sessions we will explore your thought patterns, emotions and maladaptive behaviours and learn tools and techniques that will help you live a more meaningful, stable life.
(709) 907-6710 View (709) 907-6710
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Sheri Dawn Roberts
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
St John's, NL A1A
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 10 years experience working in student support at Memorial University and have always been an advocate for students’ overall mental health and wellness. During my graduate studies, I worked closely with women who experienced intimate partner violence. Since beginning my practice in 2020, i've expanded my support to students of all ages, as well as teachers, young adults and adults.
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 10 years experience working in student support at Memorial University and have always been an advocate for students’ overall mental health and wellness. During my graduate studies, I worked closely with women who experienced intimate partner violence. Since beginning my practice in 2020, i've expanded my support to students of all ages, as well as teachers, young adults and adults.
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Danielle Harte
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
My name is Danielle (she/her), and I'm currently completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology practicum with Coastal Health NL. In 2019 I completed my BA in Sociology from Memorial University, and have spent the last 5 years providing counselling-related services to survivors of domestic violence. I also have 5 years experience in crisis intervention, support, and advocacy with survivors of sexual violence. My background is in a critical feminist, trauma-informed framework.
My name is Danielle (she/her), and I'm currently completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology practicum with Coastal Health NL. In 2019 I completed my BA in Sociology from Memorial University, and have spent the last 5 years providing counselling-related services to survivors of domestic violence. I also have 5 years experience in crisis intervention, support, and advocacy with survivors of sexual violence. My background is in a critical feminist, trauma-informed framework.
(709) 501-8419 View (709) 501-8419
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Crystal Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
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Photo of Samantha Corcoran, Counsellor in A1A, NL
Samantha Corcoran
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
Reaching out to start therapy can be anxiety-provoking. It's important to me that you feel comfortable in session and we build a trusting relationship as it's the foundation of therapeutic success. My aim is to help you understand why you feel or behave in the ways that you do and find helpful coping strategies to live a more meaningful life. Therapy goals are based on your priorities and values. In sessions, we will discuss how your feelings, thoughts, trauma or current stressors are impacting your life. I incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic regulation and value-based actions to work towards your goals.
(709) 501-0467 View (709) 501-0467

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in A1A

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in A1A who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
78% Depression
75% Stress
72% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Blue Cross
67% SunLife
67% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in A1A see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in A1A?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, 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 postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

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 Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

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. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

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 postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. 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 a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.