Photo of Alla Arshakyan, MA, MEd, Registered Psychotherapist
Alla Arshakyan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
I am a compassionate, solution-focused therapist. My goal is to create an encouraging, calm and relaxed atmosphere, and to work in respectful collaboration with the client. I will listen to you, I will understand you - and will never judge. I provide ongoing support and practical recommendations to help clients effectively address personal life challenges or cope with stressful situations. We are going to discover your inner strengths and build on them, gaining valuable insights and discovering ways to solve your problems.
I am a compassionate, solution-focused therapist. My goal is to create an encouraging, calm and relaxed atmosphere, and to work in respectful collaboration with the client. I will listen to you, I will understand you - and will never judge. I provide ongoing support and practical recommendations to help clients effectively address personal life challenges or cope with stressful situations. We are going to discover your inner strengths and build on them, gaining valuable insights and discovering ways to solve your problems.
(647) 977-5912 View (647) 977-5912
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Rewriting Your Narrative
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, DCP c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Hi, how are you feeling today? You may not always get to answer that question honestly. My hope is that one day you will, as you become more in tune with your emotions and your life. I specialize in substance/alcohol addictions, borderline personality disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and mood/anxiety imbalance. I like to focus on the impact your concerns may have on you, your environment, and your past/present family dynamics. I practice a psychodynamic and narrative approach to psychotherapy, which looks like walking alongside you, hearing your story, and exploring the best path to healing &wellness.
Hi, how are you feeling today? You may not always get to answer that question honestly. My hope is that one day you will, as you become more in tune with your emotions and your life. I specialize in substance/alcohol addictions, borderline personality disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and mood/anxiety imbalance. I like to focus on the impact your concerns may have on you, your environment, and your past/present family dynamics. I practice a psychodynamic and narrative approach to psychotherapy, which looks like walking alongside you, hearing your story, and exploring the best path to healing &wellness.
(226) 840-0678 View (226) 840-0678
Photo of Allie Farrell, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Allie Farrell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
(289) 804-8178 View (289) 804-8178
Photo of Tim Dixon, MACP, MEd, ACC, Registered Psychotherapist
Tim Dixon
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MEd, ACC
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Adults finding ADHD symptoms are impairing their personal relationships and/or professional role may need new coping strategies. Compassion and curiosity guide my support of young adults (& teens 15 or older) with ADHD, whose impulsivity or poor organizational skills often burdens them with guilt and low self-esteem. If a mood disorder or anxiety is interfering with thriving in your workplace role, together we will develop self-soothing practices for your emotional regulation and occupational success. To nurture clients' bounce-back from trauma or help couples stuck in conflict, I draw upon my clinical training and lived experience.
Adults finding ADHD symptoms are impairing their personal relationships and/or professional role may need new coping strategies. Compassion and curiosity guide my support of young adults (& teens 15 or older) with ADHD, whose impulsivity or poor organizational skills often burdens them with guilt and low self-esteem. If a mood disorder or anxiety is interfering with thriving in your workplace role, together we will develop self-soothing practices for your emotional regulation and occupational success. To nurture clients' bounce-back from trauma or help couples stuck in conflict, I draw upon my clinical training and lived experience.
(289) 802-2612 View (289) 802-2612
Photo of Alice Wiafe - Positive Kids, MA, PsyD(c), RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Positive Kids
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c), RP
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Does your child struggle with ADHD, Behavioral problems, Confidence, Motivation, Decision Making, Focusing, Aggression, Shyness, or any other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence. It is a private and affordable after school program that focuses on building and developing social and emotional skills. Our program helps children gain inner strength- traditionally referred to as EQ. Increased EQ or emotional intelligence helps children manage their emotions and relate better to others. School life, social life and home life is improved significantly. Try it for free.
Does your child struggle with ADHD, Behavioral problems, Confidence, Motivation, Decision Making, Focusing, Aggression, Shyness, or any other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence. It is a private and affordable after school program that focuses on building and developing social and emotional skills. Our program helps children gain inner strength- traditionally referred to as EQ. Increased EQ or emotional intelligence helps children manage their emotions and relate better to others. School life, social life and home life is improved significantly. Try it for free.
(289) 670-0203 View (289) 670-0203
Photo of Leigh Whiting, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Leigh Whiting
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
I offer Psychotherapy via telephone, secure video or out of my office in Georgetown, Ontario, to individual clients looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to help them navigate through their overwhelming feelings and challenges (anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues and life transitions).
I offer Psychotherapy via telephone, secure video or out of my office in Georgetown, Ontario, to individual clients looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to help them navigate through their overwhelming feelings and challenges (anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues and life transitions).
(226) 212-0832 View (226) 212-0832
Photo of Natalie Haynes - Natalie Haynes Psychotherapy, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Natalie Haynes Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
My intention is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to uncover how you feel stuck or overwhelmed in your life. Through careful exploration, you can learn about yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Taking the time to be curious about yourself on deeper level, can lead to greater awareness and ultimately acceptance of your interesting and unique self. This acceptance gives you the power to make more conscious choices and live more fully. I work with individuals who are faced with the following challenges: self esteem, relationships, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, negative thoughts, behaviors and beliefs.
My intention is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to uncover how you feel stuck or overwhelmed in your life. Through careful exploration, you can learn about yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Taking the time to be curious about yourself on deeper level, can lead to greater awareness and ultimately acceptance of your interesting and unique self. This acceptance gives you the power to make more conscious choices and live more fully. I work with individuals who are faced with the following challenges: self esteem, relationships, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, negative thoughts, behaviors and beliefs.
(289) 271-0720 View (289) 271-0720
Photo of Denise Evans Adult Teen Trauma Therapy, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Denise Evans Adult Teen Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Waitlist for new clients
I love helping people get relief from the weight of stress and mental health struggles. My passion is to help alleviate the impacts of the past so we can build a better future. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, impacts of trauma and PTSD, suicidal thoughts, and who use self-harming as a coping strategy. I have unique expertise working with teenagers. I work with my clients so that, together, we can find a path forward that brings comfort, connection and healing. Book your free consultation today.
I love helping people get relief from the weight of stress and mental health struggles. My passion is to help alleviate the impacts of the past so we can build a better future. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, impacts of trauma and PTSD, suicidal thoughts, and who use self-harming as a coping strategy. I have unique expertise working with teenagers. I work with my clients so that, together, we can find a path forward that brings comfort, connection and healing. Book your free consultation today.
(289) 312-0496 View (289) 312-0496
Photo of Lindsay McLaughlin, BASc, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Lindsay McLaughlin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, courageous, and fulfilling lives. I promote self-compassion, vulnerability, and self-understanding through an empathetic, non-judgemental, and client-centred approach. I focus on shame resilience, letting go of perfectionism and self-doubt, and cultivating creativity, joy, gratitude, rest, and play.
I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, courageous, and fulfilling lives. I promote self-compassion, vulnerability, and self-understanding through an empathetic, non-judgemental, and client-centred approach. I focus on shame resilience, letting go of perfectionism and self-doubt, and cultivating creativity, joy, gratitude, rest, and play.
(289) 255-3112 View (289) 255-3112
Photo of Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Lisa Clendening
Registered Social Worker, BEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Does your life look great from the outside and yet you are struggling to find inner peace and meaning? Do you feel stuck or feel like you are experiencing overwhelm from a history of losses or difficult, traumatic events? Do you suffer from complex PTSD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions including problematic eating patterns as a result? Healing, transformation, and lasting wellness are possible when you reach out to me for support. In session, you will be listened to, validated, and empowered to learn to use evidence-based strategies that will help you to achieve peace and a sense of purpose.
Does your life look great from the outside and yet you are struggling to find inner peace and meaning? Do you feel stuck or feel like you are experiencing overwhelm from a history of losses or difficult, traumatic events? Do you suffer from complex PTSD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions including problematic eating patterns as a result? Healing, transformation, and lasting wellness are possible when you reach out to me for support. In session, you will be listened to, validated, and empowered to learn to use evidence-based strategies that will help you to achieve peace and a sense of purpose.
(226) 916-5539 View (226) 916-5539
Photo of Sarah Johnson, MDiv, RP, RMFT, Registered Psychotherapist
Sarah Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
In Person Appointments Available - Hi, I’m so glad you’ve landed here. Whatever is going on in your life, whether it is a burden that feels too big, heartbreaking circumstances or whether life is throwing things at you, please know that you are not alone and that change is possible. Life can have painful seasons and if you've been struggling, it can be a gift to give yourself time to process it and work toward change.
In Person Appointments Available - Hi, I’m so glad you’ve landed here. Whatever is going on in your life, whether it is a burden that feels too big, heartbreaking circumstances or whether life is throwing things at you, please know that you are not alone and that change is possible. Life can have painful seasons and if you've been struggling, it can be a gift to give yourself time to process it and work toward change.
(365) 400-8389 View (365) 400-8389
Photo of Stephanie Hall, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Stephanie Hall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J  (Online Only)
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
(289) 210-7065 View (289) 210-7065
Photo of Ash Rawat, MACP, OACCPP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Ash Rawat
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
One of the most difficult parts of feeling emotional pain and internal suffering is experiencing it alone. I believe walking alongside your journey and listening to your voice matters. A lot of us want a better understanding of self and/or require support with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or relationships. Often, seeking support can be a challenging first step as there are unpleasant feelings, stigmas, thoughts and difficult behaviours. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and accepting space for you explore them. I strive to help you build a stronger connection to yourself and strengthen your mental resiliency.
One of the most difficult parts of feeling emotional pain and internal suffering is experiencing it alone. I believe walking alongside your journey and listening to your voice matters. A lot of us want a better understanding of self and/or require support with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or relationships. Often, seeking support can be a challenging first step as there are unpleasant feelings, stigmas, thoughts and difficult behaviours. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and accepting space for you explore them. I strive to help you build a stronger connection to yourself and strengthen your mental resiliency.
(905) 598-1859 View (905) 598-1859
Photo of Liz Khalighi - Milton Psychotherapy Centre-Accepting New Clients, RSSW, MA
Milton Psychotherapy Centre-Accepting New Clients
RSSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
(905) 878-3543 View (905) 878-3543
Photo of Amun Kaur-Dhaliwal, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Amun Kaur-Dhaliwal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Sometimes the challenges life brings can seem intolerable, leaving you feeling stuck, unable to cope and with a sense that things are falling apart. Perhaps you're seeking greater fulfillment & tired of feeling alone, misunderstood and that no one else could possibly understand you. Hi, my name is Amun (she/her), and I’d be happy to support you whether it be to regulate intense emotions, gain clarity or find balance. My hope is through curiosity, we can arrive at a greater understanding of how you arrived here and gently learn to meet yourself with compassion.
Sometimes the challenges life brings can seem intolerable, leaving you feeling stuck, unable to cope and with a sense that things are falling apart. Perhaps you're seeking greater fulfillment & tired of feeling alone, misunderstood and that no one else could possibly understand you. Hi, my name is Amun (she/her), and I’d be happy to support you whether it be to regulate intense emotions, gain clarity or find balance. My hope is through curiosity, we can arrive at a greater understanding of how you arrived here and gently learn to meet yourself with compassion.
(289) 723-3687 View (289) 723-3687
Photo of Harold Harder, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Harold Harder
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
The focus in therapy is on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to talk about your concerns and take the steps needed to achieve your goals for treatment. I draw inspiration from my own real-life experiences that include a healthy and happy decades-long marriage which taught me a great deal about family dynamics and their impact on the various stages of the family life cycle. As a co-op advisor for many years at the University of Waterloo, I counselled students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds on a range of workplace issues while helping them establish their career and academic goals.
The focus in therapy is on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to talk about your concerns and take the steps needed to achieve your goals for treatment. I draw inspiration from my own real-life experiences that include a healthy and happy decades-long marriage which taught me a great deal about family dynamics and their impact on the various stages of the family life cycle. As a co-op advisor for many years at the University of Waterloo, I counselled students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds on a range of workplace issues while helping them establish their career and academic goals.
(519) 853-1671 View (519) 853-1671
Photo of Cait Banks, BA, MA, RYT-200, Registered Psychotherapist
Cait Banks
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Not accepting new clients
At this time my client list is full, and I will not be accepting anyone on to my waitlist for 2023. -If you struggle to communicate, build meaningful relationships, and/or with emotion regulation, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work through past or current trauma, and other difficult life events. Mental health is health. It is completely normal to struggle, and it is my goal to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable space to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
At this time my client list is full, and I will not be accepting anyone on to my waitlist for 2023. -If you struggle to communicate, build meaningful relationships, and/or with emotion regulation, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work through past or current trauma, and other difficult life events. Mental health is health. It is completely normal to struggle, and it is my goal to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable space to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
(226) 780-3115 View (226) 780-3115
Photo of Julie-Anne Ghaznavi, BASc, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Julie-Anne Ghaznavi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Accepting New Clients. Are you a workaholic or perfectionist experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or stress? Are you experiencing the challenges of intersecting identities, such as overlapping professional, cultural, and racial identities. Do you work in tech, management, or other industry and seek a compassionate and safe space to explore your emotions and develop effective coping strategies with the aim to better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? Are you looking to overcome personal struggles to achieve a more fulfilling life?
Accepting New Clients. Are you a workaholic or perfectionist experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or stress? Are you experiencing the challenges of intersecting identities, such as overlapping professional, cultural, and racial identities. Do you work in tech, management, or other industry and seek a compassionate and safe space to explore your emotions and develop effective coping strategies with the aim to better understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours? Are you looking to overcome personal struggles to achieve a more fulfilling life?
(226) 839-0495 View (226) 839-0495
Photo of Melissa Klassen - Rewriting Your Narrative - Melissa Klassen, BA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Rewriting Your Narrative - Melissa Klassen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
(226) 894-3614 View (226) 894-3614

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L7J

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in L7J who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Grief
84% Coping Skills
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% SunLife
100% Manulife
60% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in L7J see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L7J?

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.