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Shawnette Thompson
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a therapist who will listen, understand, and empower you on your journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and meaningful connections? Look no further. I’m a passionate and curious therapist dedicated to helping people like you navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential.
Are you seeking a therapist who will listen, understand, and empower you on your journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and meaningful connections? Look no further. I’m a passionate and curious therapist dedicated to helping people like you navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential.
(647) 696-7809 View (647) 696-7809
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Olivera Bojic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I am a registered psychologist who offers consultations, assessments and psychotherapy in a warm, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. I have over 20 years of experience with a wide variety of problems. Some of the issues I provided help for included: anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment to university, sexuality, cross cultural and work/career related issues. My approach is tailored to your needs and goals. It is mainly integrative, drawing from a number of evidence based psychotherapy approaches, including CBT and EFT. I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and fulfill their potential.
I am a registered psychologist who offers consultations, assessments and psychotherapy in a warm, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. I have over 20 years of experience with a wide variety of problems. Some of the issues I provided help for included: anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment to university, sexuality, cross cultural and work/career related issues. My approach is tailored to your needs and goals. It is mainly integrative, drawing from a number of evidence based psychotherapy approaches, including CBT and EFT. I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and fulfill their potential.
(289) 216-6967 View (289) 216-6967
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Julianna Harry
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Let’s work through the “grey” stuff going on in your life right now. I’m Julianna, an experienced psychotherapist based in Ontario. I’m a warm, compassionate, BIPOC-inclusive therapist who can help you improve your mental health one step at a time. I specialize in helping women navigate challenges related to body image & eating disorders, relationships & boundaries, caregiving & parenthood, career stress, and finances. I offer a safe, comfortable space for you to explore your feelings without judgement. Together, we will discuss the current challenges you’re facing and come up with effective ways to create long-lasting change.
Let’s work through the “grey” stuff going on in your life right now. I’m Julianna, an experienced psychotherapist based in Ontario. I’m a warm, compassionate, BIPOC-inclusive therapist who can help you improve your mental health one step at a time. I specialize in helping women navigate challenges related to body image & eating disorders, relationships & boundaries, caregiving & parenthood, career stress, and finances. I offer a safe, comfortable space for you to explore your feelings without judgement. Together, we will discuss the current challenges you’re facing and come up with effective ways to create long-lasting change.
(289) 271-1557 View (289) 271-1557
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Brenda Bucci
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
For over 20 years, I have been working with children, youth and adults as they navigate a variety of relational difficulties. I offer individual, family and couples therapy. I am often working with individuals or dyads who are feeling disconnected, in conflict and stuck in patterns of relationships. My focus has been in utilizing your strengths to develop more positive ways to engage with those in your life, empathically supporting insight to recurring patterns and finding successful strategies to managing stress and conflicts. I weave knowledge of neuropsychology into my work.
For over 20 years, I have been working with children, youth and adults as they navigate a variety of relational difficulties. I offer individual, family and couples therapy. I am often working with individuals or dyads who are feeling disconnected, in conflict and stuck in patterns of relationships. My focus has been in utilizing your strengths to develop more positive ways to engage with those in your life, empathically supporting insight to recurring patterns and finding successful strategies to managing stress and conflicts. I weave knowledge of neuropsychology into my work.
(647) 694-7677 View (647) 694-7677
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Nancy (Xuan) Ji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or self-criticism, blocking your path to joy and ease? Do you struggle with challenging thoughts, trying to push them away only to find they come back with increased intensity? Do you struggle in your relationships despite your best efforts to maintain them? It’s okay to feel this way, and you are not alone. I am here to help you in managing anxiety and creating a healthier relationship with your thoughts. Together, we will embrace a journey of self-discovery, learning to treat yourself with acceptance, curiosity and empathy - a crucial step to better connect with yourself and others.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or self-criticism, blocking your path to joy and ease? Do you struggle with challenging thoughts, trying to push them away only to find they come back with increased intensity? Do you struggle in your relationships despite your best efforts to maintain them? It’s okay to feel this way, and you are not alone. I am here to help you in managing anxiety and creating a healthier relationship with your thoughts. Together, we will embrace a journey of self-discovery, learning to treat yourself with acceptance, curiosity and empathy - a crucial step to better connect with yourself and others.
(365) 544-3532 x375 View (365) 544-3532 x375
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Andrea Best
Registered Social Worker, NN, RSSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Accepting new clients, in-person and virtual. Specializing in ADHD, Stress, Separation and Divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
Accepting new clients, in-person and virtual. Specializing in ADHD, Stress, Separation and Divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
(647) 496-3290 View (647) 496-3290
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Leonard Rebick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
In 35 years as a practicing psychotherapist I have found the truest way of knowing yourself, relieving the stresses of everyday life and finding true happiness, is through relationship.We tend to think that we should know how to conduct ourselves in relationship and that it should come naturally. Nothing could be further from the truth. Relationship like many other things is a learned skill, much of which depends on your ability to manage your emotions, and know yourself fully, this is where psychotherapy comes in.
In 35 years as a practicing psychotherapist I have found the truest way of knowing yourself, relieving the stresses of everyday life and finding true happiness, is through relationship.We tend to think that we should know how to conduct ourselves in relationship and that it should come naturally. Nothing could be further from the truth. Relationship like many other things is a learned skill, much of which depends on your ability to manage your emotions, and know yourself fully, this is where psychotherapy comes in.
(647) 493-0834 View (647) 493-0834
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Jackie Grandy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist who works with adults, children and families both privately and for a publicly-funded children's mental health centre, the George Hull Centre for Children and Families. I welcome anyone to this practice, whether you are looking for the opportunity to begin therapy for the first time, or revisiting this process.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who works with adults, children and families both privately and for a publicly-funded children's mental health centre, the George Hull Centre for Children and Families. I welcome anyone to this practice, whether you are looking for the opportunity to begin therapy for the first time, or revisiting this process.
(833) 649-0815 View (833) 649-0815
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Xicuo (Tracy) De
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Therapy space often starts as a brave space, because of your decision to entrust your story with a stranger, in this case, me :). My responsibility as your therapist is to turn the brave space into a safe space for every part of you. I often think about the therapy as the process of putting together puzzles that don’t come with the original image. My role as your therapist is to accompany you to explore each piece with curiosity and acceptance, so that you can make sense of your pieces and construct images that feel authentic to you.
Therapy space often starts as a brave space, because of your decision to entrust your story with a stranger, in this case, me :). My responsibility as your therapist is to turn the brave space into a safe space for every part of you. I often think about the therapy as the process of putting together puzzles that don’t come with the original image. My role as your therapist is to accompany you to explore each piece with curiosity and acceptance, so that you can make sense of your pieces and construct images that feel authentic to you.
(365) 656-0730 View (365) 656-0730
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Elina Di Luca
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LLB
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I have been a social worker for over a decade. I enjoy helping adults, parents and youth to enjoy more connection in their relationships, to experience more emotional regulation and less depression and anxiety, and to live their best lives. I’m trained in attachment focused family therapy, trauma treatment, DDP, EMDR, CBT and other modalities. I believe that therapy works best when you feel emotionally safe and accepted for all of who you are. This frees us to share our true thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment, and thus to feel less alone and be able to explore our mind and life in connection with another.
I have been a social worker for over a decade. I enjoy helping adults, parents and youth to enjoy more connection in their relationships, to experience more emotional regulation and less depression and anxiety, and to live their best lives. I’m trained in attachment focused family therapy, trauma treatment, DDP, EMDR, CBT and other modalities. I believe that therapy works best when you feel emotionally safe and accepted for all of who you are. This frees us to share our true thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment, and thus to feel less alone and be able to explore our mind and life in connection with another.
(365) 536-0175 View (365) 536-0175
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Laura Di Vilio
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, AOCA, CAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
By understanding what lies deep within us, what motivates our behaviour, we come to know how to live more wisely and authentically. By giving ourselves the same kindness we give others and in listening to our embodied wisdom we discover fresh new possibilities.Therapy helps to manage anxiety, deal with emotions such as regret and shame, and dispel fear and worry. Without the veil of negativity and self-doubt we can make choices that lead to a more empowered future. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, confused or overwhelmed, entering into a psychotherapeutic relationship can help.
By understanding what lies deep within us, what motivates our behaviour, we come to know how to live more wisely and authentically. By giving ourselves the same kindness we give others and in listening to our embodied wisdom we discover fresh new possibilities.Therapy helps to manage anxiety, deal with emotions such as regret and shame, and dispel fear and worry. Without the veil of negativity and self-doubt we can make choices that lead to a more empowered future. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, confused or overwhelmed, entering into a psychotherapeutic relationship can help.
(289) 271-9533 View (289) 271-9533
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Melissa A. Martin,M.S. CCC Mental Health Therapist
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
In-person and virtual sessions available. There isn't anything you can't talk about, feel embarrassed for or be ashamed of in our counselling sessions. I provide a unique non-judgmental safe space to discuss any aspect in your life, concern or struggle you may be having. I provide an eclectic combination of personal, life and professional experience, with a high level of diplomacy, sense of humor and a remarkable ability to establish a rapport and trusting relationships.
In-person and virtual sessions available. There isn't anything you can't talk about, feel embarrassed for or be ashamed of in our counselling sessions. I provide a unique non-judgmental safe space to discuss any aspect in your life, concern or struggle you may be having. I provide an eclectic combination of personal, life and professional experience, with a high level of diplomacy, sense of humor and a remarkable ability to establish a rapport and trusting relationships.
(647) 326-6478 View (647) 326-6478
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Laura Shugar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Hello and welcome. I have been working with children, teens and families as they navigate through life's ups and downs for over 16 years . Working primarily from an attachment framework, I hold space for the thoughts and feelings connected to all types of relationships in your or your child's life. Together, we will look at patterns that may be contributing to feeling stuck, learn new ways of coping and build healthier relationships.
Hello and welcome. I have been working with children, teens and families as they navigate through life's ups and downs for over 16 years . Working primarily from an attachment framework, I hold space for the thoughts and feelings connected to all types of relationships in your or your child's life. Together, we will look at patterns that may be contributing to feeling stuck, learn new ways of coping and build healthier relationships.
(365) 536-1438 View (365) 536-1438
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Angela Masuzzo
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW, CYC, CH, NLPP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or explored different venues to overcome difficult situations, but you feel stuck! I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency tendencies, emotional/physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as life transition stressors. I also work with couples providing an active participation to identify their issue, focusing on change-oriented interventions guiding both to understand their individual roles and learn new harmonious strategies.
Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or explored different venues to overcome difficult situations, but you feel stuck! I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency tendencies, emotional/physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as life transition stressors. I also work with couples providing an active participation to identify their issue, focusing on change-oriented interventions guiding both to understand their individual roles and learn new harmonious strategies.
(647) 951-0406 View (647) 951-0406
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Martina Gomes
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I am a first-generation Canadian, born and raised in Toronto. I completed a BA in cognitive science at the University of Toronto and went on to do an MEd in developmental psychology and education at the same university. I am now completing a certificate program in psychotherapy.
I am a first-generation Canadian, born and raised in Toronto. I completed a BA in cognitive science at the University of Toronto and went on to do an MEd in developmental psychology and education at the same university. I am now completing a certificate program in psychotherapy.
(647) 375-3244 View (647) 375-3244
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Romina Laura Di Belli
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, Social, Worker
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I am a registered professional with the OCSWSSW. Based on my experience I can guide parents with parenting skills, communication styles, and academic performance.
I am a registered professional with the OCSWSSW. Based on my experience I can guide parents with parenting skills, communication styles, and academic performance.
(365) 305-0202 View (365) 305-0202
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Jonathan Stephansson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Therapy is a unique individual journey that requires trust, honesty, and authenticity at its core from day one. I strive for all these qualities with clients and to use my clinical skills to foster successful healing and growth that addresses current mental health challenges and in the pursuit of long-term sustainable mental health and wellness. My clinical practice is grounded in an anti-oppressive, anti-racism, and social justice foundation, and I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents (ages 12-19) and adults of all ages.
Therapy is a unique individual journey that requires trust, honesty, and authenticity at its core from day one. I strive for all these qualities with clients and to use my clinical skills to foster successful healing and growth that addresses current mental health challenges and in the pursuit of long-term sustainable mental health and wellness. My clinical practice is grounded in an anti-oppressive, anti-racism, and social justice foundation, and I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents (ages 12-19) and adults of all ages.
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Sophie Martin
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting clients due to parental leave. Will be returning June 2025. BIO: Working together, we will slow things down so that you can further develop mindful awareness of your pain & stuck-ness. We will explore how the past continues to show up in the present, and work to heal the root of how these unshakeable beliefs developed. Attuning to the body, we will explore what is happening for you at a physiological level as it relates to your mental, emotional, and spiritual health, in a context of a world full of cognitive dissonance and oppression. All of this to shift and uplift you and your relationships.
Currently not accepting clients due to parental leave. Will be returning June 2025. BIO: Working together, we will slow things down so that you can further develop mindful awareness of your pain & stuck-ness. We will explore how the past continues to show up in the present, and work to heal the root of how these unshakeable beliefs developed. Attuning to the body, we will explore what is happening for you at a physiological level as it relates to your mental, emotional, and spiritual health, in a context of a world full of cognitive dissonance and oppression. All of this to shift and uplift you and your relationships.
(647) 905-5437 View (647) 905-5437
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Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
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Magdalena Koziar
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, OSRP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
I am a registered psychotherapist, with almost 15 years of clinical experience, specifically in areas of Depression, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, and anger. However, you don’t need to suffer from a psychological disorder in order to benefit from psychotherapy. At my private practice, iMind Psychotherapy, I also work individuals facing a wide range of challenges, such as employment stress; academic pressure; relationship and communication difficulties; sleep-related issues; self-esteem; excessive worry; as well as personal and work-related injuries.
(289) 805-6198 View (289) 805-6198

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Number of Counsellors in M8Z

30+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in M8Z who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
97% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
89% Depression
81% Coping Skills
81% Stress
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Blue Cross
67% SunLife
58% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M8Z see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M8Z?

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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.