Therapists in Port Hardy, BC

Photo of Amy Brown, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Amy Brown
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Port Hardy, BC V0N  (Online Only)
* Currently only offering video sessions. Evening and weekend availability (as well as weekday)*. Throughout life we develop patterns of meeting our needs, responding to our emotions and responding to others. Expectations that others have for us may become expectations we have for ourselves and lead to living an unfulfilled life. Over time we can find ourselves stuck in these cycles that are no longer serving us and are getting in the way of living an authentic and meaningful life. This is when we may potentially experience stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and difficulty in relationships.
* Currently only offering video sessions. Evening and weekend availability (as well as weekday)*. Throughout life we develop patterns of meeting our needs, responding to our emotions and responding to others. Expectations that others have for us may become expectations we have for ourselves and lead to living an unfulfilled life. Over time we can find ourselves stuck in these cycles that are no longer serving us and are getting in the way of living an authentic and meaningful life. This is when we may potentially experience stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelm and difficulty in relationships.
(289) 806-1591 View (289) 806-1591
Photo of Valerie Laura Kuilboer, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Valerie Laura Kuilboer
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Hardy, BC V0N
I have 30 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a Residential Treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient Counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector.
I have 30 years of work experience in the area of substance abuse and concurrent disorders, in various roles such as Director of Clinical Services at a Residential Treatment Center, an Inpatient and Outpatient Counselor. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families within an outpatient clinic setting, school based prevention program, harm reduction program and a withdrawal management program. I have presented addiction workshops within both a community and university setting for the public and professional sector.
(844) 329-3519 View (844) 329-3519
Photo of Joelene Heathcote Registered Counsellor, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Joelene Heathcote Registered Counsellor
Counsellor, BA, MFA, RTC
Verified Verified
Port Hardy, BC V0N
I support clients managing emotional challenges, BPD traits, depression, OCD, perfectionism, negative internal dialogue, addiction, grief, trauma, and difficult family dynamics. Together we explore a client's history, experience, emotions, and develop better skills for managing challenges. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving the client. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and families. Together we find solutions for healing and moving forward in healthy ways so clients can align more authenticly with themselves.
I support clients managing emotional challenges, BPD traits, depression, OCD, perfectionism, negative internal dialogue, addiction, grief, trauma, and difficult family dynamics. Together we explore a client's history, experience, emotions, and develop better skills for managing challenges. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving the client. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and families. Together we find solutions for healing and moving forward in healthy ways so clients can align more authenticly with themselves.
(672) 202-3647 View (672) 202-3647
Photo of Carole Boivin, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Carole Boivin
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Port Hardy, BC V0N
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
Hi, as an experienced Registered Counsellor (23 years) & EMDR Therapist, I am passionate about helping others find resolution, healing & happiness in their lives. Working in both English and French, I offer individual counselling & expertise in EMDR Therapy to provide support to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues, & more. My approach has been honed through continuous study, and over many years of experience in the field.
(819) 731-0820 View (819) 731-0820
Photo of Sehleeah Schevers, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Sehleeah Schevers
Counsellor, BSc, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Port Hardy, BC V0N
Accepting new clients. If you struggle with self-love and self-compassion, together we look inward, to see what holds you back from being happy and content. Emotions (guilt/shame, anger, depression, & anxiety) are telling you something needs attention. Rather than avoid the problem, we problem solve. I help clients identify goals to gain clarity. We work on becoming emotionally resilient using many therapies to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. My approach draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
Accepting new clients. If you struggle with self-love and self-compassion, together we look inward, to see what holds you back from being happy and content. Emotions (guilt/shame, anger, depression, & anxiety) are telling you something needs attention. Rather than avoid the problem, we problem solve. I help clients identify goals to gain clarity. We work on becoming emotionally resilient using many therapies to grow, emerge stronger and more peaceful. My approach draws from CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies. I work with individuals (children, youth, adults), couples, and families.
(249) 802-3584 View (249) 802-3584

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Jordan Levi-Matin
Counsellor, RCC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
Clients typically see me for issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems, to loneliness, anger, and the increasingly common 'trifecta' of addictions: tech, porn, and recreational substances. I regularly work with people from multicultural backgrounds, and those confronting crises of worldview, identity and belief. This includes clients struggling with their own cultural and religious upbringing, or changes in ideology and self-image. I also have an interest in the management of chronic pain and illness.
Clients typically see me for issues ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems, to loneliness, anger, and the increasingly common 'trifecta' of addictions: tech, porn, and recreational substances. I regularly work with people from multicultural backgrounds, and those confronting crises of worldview, identity and belief. This includes clients struggling with their own cultural and religious upbringing, or changes in ideology and self-image. I also have an interest in the management of chronic pain and illness.
(604) 227-1740 View (604) 227-1740
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Shawna Dash
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
You deserve a soft landing where you can express the unexpressed and explore the things that make you human. My intention is to assist you with accessing your deeper truth and authentic self - helping you find your way back home to you. My approach is to care for the soul with loving compassion and create a safe and supportive environment where you can improve your relationship with self and others. I use a trauma-informed approach and work with folks holistically on varying issues (anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, grief, burnout) to bring healing, understanding, and hope.
You deserve a soft landing where you can express the unexpressed and explore the things that make you human. My intention is to assist you with accessing your deeper truth and authentic self - helping you find your way back home to you. My approach is to care for the soul with loving compassion and create a safe and supportive environment where you can improve your relationship with self and others. I use a trauma-informed approach and work with folks holistically on varying issues (anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, trauma, grief, burnout) to bring healing, understanding, and hope.
(778) 655-3923 View (778) 655-3923
Photo of Josef Sadowski, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Josef Sadowski
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Whistler, BC V0N
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional”. This wisdom reflects my approach to therapy. You can’t prevent storms from happening, you can hardly stop others from hurting you, and you may never get rid of your inner critic’s voice entirely. There's no way to erase the memories of past traumas. Yet, there surely is a way to lessen the burden, to ease the struggle, to change your relationship with others and - most importantly - with Self. Discover your way to cease the unnecessary suffering and reclaim balance and joy. How?
(855) 721-9514 View (855) 721-9514
Photo of Kristin Trotter, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Kristin Trotter
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Whistler, BC V0N
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working with teens & young adults (13yrs to 40ish). I specialize in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences & challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of 2SLGBTQ+ folks. I have training to complete Hormone Readiness Assesments. I also offer supportive counselling sessions for parents & care providers. As a sex-positive therapist / Sexual Health Educator, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour & safer sex practices and I appreciate and respect gender, sexual & relationship diversity.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working with teens & young adults (13yrs to 40ish). I specialize in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences & challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of 2SLGBTQ+ folks. I have training to complete Hormone Readiness Assesments. I also offer supportive counselling sessions for parents & care providers. As a sex-positive therapist / Sexual Health Educator, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour & safer sex practices and I appreciate and respect gender, sexual & relationship diversity.
(306) 994-7709 View (306) 994-7709
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Healing Waves Counselling
Counsellor, MC, RCC, ACCT, CCPA, CPTA
Verified Verified
Britannia Beach, BC V0N
Healing Waves Counselling was created to provide people with a different type of healing experience. We live in such a fast-paced society where we are constantly striving to compete, do better, and make more money that we forget to be present. We want people to be able to work through their trauma and have them feel comfortable in their own skin, to reconnect people with themselves, reconnect with nature and the earth. Reconnecting to the environment and our surroundings can be so healing and grounding. We are here to walk with the client side by side on their journey. They are the experts of their own
Healing Waves Counselling was created to provide people with a different type of healing experience. We live in such a fast-paced society where we are constantly striving to compete, do better, and make more money that we forget to be present. We want people to be able to work through their trauma and have them feel comfortable in their own skin, to reconnect people with themselves, reconnect with nature and the earth. Reconnecting to the environment and our surroundings can be so healing and grounding. We are here to walk with the client side by side on their journey. They are the experts of their own
(672) 784-5869 View (672) 784-5869
Photo of Jennifer Campbell, Psychologist in Port Hardy, BC
Jennifer Campbell
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V0N
Are you a youth or young adult who struggles with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, or ADHD? Does this impact your day-to-day life, relationships, or ability to function? Do you feel stressed, tired, overwhelmed, and/or frustrated? Are you ready for us to help you make changes so life can be fulfilling?
Are you a youth or young adult who struggles with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, or ADHD? Does this impact your day-to-day life, relationships, or ability to function? Do you feel stressed, tired, overwhelmed, and/or frustrated? Are you ready for us to help you make changes so life can be fulfilling?
(604) 639-9636 View (604) 639-9636
Photo of Helen Beynon, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Helen Beynon
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
Waitlist for new clients
I empower women and young adults who are feeling stressed, worried and “not good enough” to step into the life and self-worth they deserve! You might feel constrained by low self-worth, too many “shoulds”, perfectionism or people pleasing. You might be feeling stuck in relationship patterns that are painful or unsatisfying. You might struggle to set boundaries with others. Maybe you struggle with guilt, shame, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, or feeling like you don't "belong". Together we'll identify and work with your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and inner "parts" to help you better understand yourself with compassion.
I empower women and young adults who are feeling stressed, worried and “not good enough” to step into the life and self-worth they deserve! You might feel constrained by low self-worth, too many “shoulds”, perfectionism or people pleasing. You might be feeling stuck in relationship patterns that are painful or unsatisfying. You might struggle to set boundaries with others. Maybe you struggle with guilt, shame, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, or feeling like you don't "belong". Together we'll identify and work with your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and inner "parts" to help you better understand yourself with compassion.
(705) 413-4342 View (705) 413-4342
Photo of Jenya Draganova, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Jenya Draganova
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
Whether you are feeling stuck in life, experiencing a transition or loss, or feeling disconnected from your core self, counselling can help. My clients are typically high-functioning and competent individuals, yet struggle on the inside with issues such as anxiety, emptiness, identity and recurring unhelpful patterns which affect them, their relationships, and other areas of their lives. What if you viewed the parts of you that feel stuck or the issues that you experience as profound opportunities for growth and transformation?
Whether you are feeling stuck in life, experiencing a transition or loss, or feeling disconnected from your core self, counselling can help. My clients are typically high-functioning and competent individuals, yet struggle on the inside with issues such as anxiety, emptiness, identity and recurring unhelpful patterns which affect them, their relationships, and other areas of their lives. What if you viewed the parts of you that feel stuck or the issues that you experience as profound opportunities for growth and transformation?
(639) 739-0842 View (639) 739-0842
Photo of Christy Greenwood, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Christy Greenwood
Counsellor, RTC, EAT
Verified Verified
Port McNeill, BC V0N
Welcome. I'm a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Expressive Arts Therapist. I'm here to help you tend to trauma recovery & mental health with body-centered, creative, and nature-based approaches. You are unique and I intend to meet you where you are at. I aim to listen deeply, inquire gently, and offer an opportunity to pivot towards helpful tools that support lasting, healthy change for your precious life.
Welcome. I'm a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Expressive Arts Therapist. I'm here to help you tend to trauma recovery & mental health with body-centered, creative, and nature-based approaches. You are unique and I intend to meet you where you are at. I aim to listen deeply, inquire gently, and offer an opportunity to pivot towards helpful tools that support lasting, healthy change for your precious life.
(548) 900-0140 View (548) 900-0140
Photo of Angela Ivy Leong, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Angela Ivy Leong
Counsellor, BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Squamish, BC V0N
Waitlist for new clients
You are a deep thinker, a psychology nerd and a truth seeker. You are seeking what it means to be living a meaningful life. Finding your soul's purpose is one of your driving principles in life. Perhaps you identify with an anarchist spirit that is determined to design your life and the structure of your relationships for freedom. You are motivated by the fear of leaving this earth, not having lived your life to your fullest, completely governed by unconscious drives, or not having examined your suffering. Perhaps you can no longer bear not speaking your truth and living your most authentic expressions of self.
You are a deep thinker, a psychology nerd and a truth seeker. You are seeking what it means to be living a meaningful life. Finding your soul's purpose is one of your driving principles in life. Perhaps you identify with an anarchist spirit that is determined to design your life and the structure of your relationships for freedom. You are motivated by the fear of leaving this earth, not having lived your life to your fullest, completely governed by unconscious drives, or not having examined your suffering. Perhaps you can no longer bear not speaking your truth and living your most authentic expressions of self.
(236) 300-3665 View (236) 300-3665
Photo of Danielle Buchanan, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Danielle Buchanan
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whistler, BC V0N
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor as well as a Certified Life Coach. The therapeutic approaches I use are dependent on your unique needs. If you have landed here, chances are you haven't been feeling quite like yourself. Whether you have lost a loved one, your career, a significant relationship or even your sense of self, you have come to the right place.
I am a Registered Clinical Counselor as well as a Certified Life Coach. The therapeutic approaches I use are dependent on your unique needs. If you have landed here, chances are you haven't been feeling quite like yourself. Whether you have lost a loved one, your career, a significant relationship or even your sense of self, you have come to the right place.
(604) 245-5618 View (604) 245-5618
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Courtney Wright | Qualicum Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Alert Bay, BC V0N  (Online Only)
I am a neurodivergent, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive Social Worker providing evidence based clinical social work practices, remotely from the comfort of my backyard home office on Vancouver Island. I am neurodivergent-affirming and queer affirming with a trauma-informed practice dedicated to supporting others who are looking for a holistic and comprehensive view of themselves. If you are struggling and would appreciate connecting with someone who is non-judgemental and understanding, I am here.
I am a neurodivergent, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive Social Worker providing evidence based clinical social work practices, remotely from the comfort of my backyard home office on Vancouver Island. I am neurodivergent-affirming and queer affirming with a trauma-informed practice dedicated to supporting others who are looking for a holistic and comprehensive view of themselves. If you are struggling and would appreciate connecting with someone who is non-judgemental and understanding, I am here.
(226) 773-5125 View (226) 773-5125
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Sara Warren
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gibsons, BC V0N
My goal is to work collaboratively with you based on your specific goals and needs with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe environment. I provide psychotherapy services for issues related, but not limited to, various forms of trauma and abuse, interpersonal relationships, substance use, self-esteem, identity, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and chronic illness.
My goal is to work collaboratively with you based on your specific goals and needs with an emphasis on building a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe environment. I provide psychotherapy services for issues related, but not limited to, various forms of trauma and abuse, interpersonal relationships, substance use, self-esteem, identity, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and chronic illness.
(613) 704-0290 View (613) 704-0290
Photo of Tracy Kennedy, Registered Social Worker in Port Hardy, BC
Tracy Kennedy
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Pemberton, BC V0N  (Online Only)
Are you searching for deeper contentment and genuine connection in your life? Is constant stress leaving you exhausted? Do you feel weighed down by past experiences, longing for inner growth? If you're ready to explore the journey of mind-body healing and self-discovery, you're in the right place. Let's navigate this path together.
Are you searching for deeper contentment and genuine connection in your life? Is constant stress leaving you exhausted? Do you feel weighed down by past experiences, longing for inner growth? If you're ready to explore the journey of mind-body healing and self-discovery, you're in the right place. Let's navigate this path together.
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Photo of Karine Belisle, Counsellor in Port Hardy, BC
Karine Belisle
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Gibsons, BC V0N  (Online Only)
I am happy to work with all group especially those from an LGBT background, as I have significant experience working with this cliental and an understanding of the unique challenges that they face
I am happy to work with all group especially those from an LGBT background, as I have significant experience working with this cliental and an understanding of the unique challenges that they face
(343) 655-1887 View (343) 655-1887

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Hardy, BC

< 10

Counsellors in Port Hardy, BC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Divorce
100% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Addiction

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% Green Shield Canada
33% Blue Cross
33% Manulife

How Counsellors in Port Hardy, BC see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Port Hardy?

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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.