Therapists in New Brunswick

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Photo of Valerya (Val) Edelman, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Valerya (Val) Edelman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a non-judgmental space where you can talk about your problems, life events, relationships, values, thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Together, we can discover ways to address your problems and lessen their heaviness on your life. Together, we can discover how you can pursue what is important to you and what is precious. For more than 20 years I have studied and practiced various methods to help people approach their problems and aspirations. I try to provide a space where you feel listened to, where there is compassion, and where your strengths and wisdom are centered.
I provide a non-judgmental space where you can talk about your problems, life events, relationships, values, thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Together, we can discover ways to address your problems and lessen their heaviness on your life. Together, we can discover how you can pursue what is important to you and what is precious. For more than 20 years I have studied and practiced various methods to help people approach their problems and aspirations. I try to provide a space where you feel listened to, where there is compassion, and where your strengths and wisdom are centered.
(506) 307-5860 View (506) 307-5860
Photo of Adam Penny, MACP, RP, LCT, Registered Psychotherapist
Adam Penny
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, LCT
Verified Verified
If you are reading this, my guess is that there is a life that you want to live and person you want to be but you feel stuck and sidelined by a struggle with difficult thoughts and painful feelings. Perhaps things like worry, stress, self-doubt, fear, anger, depression or anxiety keep getting in the way. Maybe you are dealing with a loss or going through a major change or transition. Maybe you have an important relationship that feels fractured or distant. Maybe you've been through a traumatic experience and you can't shake the feeling that it's following you around. Maybe life just feels empty and meaningless.
If you are reading this, my guess is that there is a life that you want to live and person you want to be but you feel stuck and sidelined by a struggle with difficult thoughts and painful feelings. Perhaps things like worry, stress, self-doubt, fear, anger, depression or anxiety keep getting in the way. Maybe you are dealing with a loss or going through a major change or transition. Maybe you have an important relationship that feels fractured or distant. Maybe you've been through a traumatic experience and you can't shake the feeling that it's following you around. Maybe life just feels empty and meaningless.
(506) 497-5898 View (506) 497-5898
Photo of Marianne E. Moore, MACP, LCT-C, CCC, Counsellor
Marianne E. Moore
Counsellor, MACP, LCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Navigating life's obstacles can indeed feel overwhelming, but you're not alone in facing them. Acknowledging the importance of seeking support marks a significant step on your healing journey. I'm here to provide that support and walk alongside you while celebrating your unique identity, values, and background. Together, let's create a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions and somatic experiences. Employing a tailored and holistic approach, we'll work on navigating the mind-body connection to facilitate healing and personal growth.
Navigating life's obstacles can indeed feel overwhelming, but you're not alone in facing them. Acknowledging the importance of seeking support marks a significant step on your healing journey. I'm here to provide that support and walk alongside you while celebrating your unique identity, values, and background. Together, let's create a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions and somatic experiences. Employing a tailored and holistic approach, we'll work on navigating the mind-body connection to facilitate healing and personal growth.
(506) 308-0670 View (506) 308-0670
Photo of undefined - Justin Bannister Counselling, BA, BEd, CCC, LCT-C, MA, Counsellor
Justin Bannister Counselling
Counsellor, BA, BEd, CCC, LCT-C, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury, NB E4J
It's really hard to reach out sometimes. For some, tagging in help is a challenge. Counselling does not need to feel overwhelming. Every individual session will be different. You may be looking for direction, someone to give you guidance. For some, they need a listening ear or a sounding board. Either way, help is an email or phone call away. You're not alone. I'm here to help you help yourself; sometimes the first step to "helping yourself" is tagging in a knowledgeable counsellor.
It's really hard to reach out sometimes. For some, tagging in help is a challenge. Counselling does not need to feel overwhelming. Every individual session will be different. You may be looking for direction, someone to give you guidance. For some, they need a listening ear or a sounding board. Either way, help is an email or phone call away. You're not alone. I'm here to help you help yourself; sometimes the first step to "helping yourself" is tagging in a knowledgeable counsellor.
(506) 501-9925 View (506) 501-9925
Photo of Kimberley Blackbeard, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Kimberley Blackbeard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sackville, NB E4L
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging and sometimes we need a little extra support. I am a licensed Clinical Therapist and have been practicing in Mental Health and Addictions for 25 years. It is important to me to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for people to share their story and reach their goals. You can expect a collaborative and evidenced based approach to therapy that pays careful attention to your needs. I work with children, teens, families, caregivers and adults who experience a wide range of mental health issues. I am registered in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. I offer virtual and phone sessions.
Life can be challenging and sometimes we need a little extra support. I am a licensed Clinical Therapist and have been practicing in Mental Health and Addictions for 25 years. It is important to me to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for people to share their story and reach their goals. You can expect a collaborative and evidenced based approach to therapy that pays careful attention to your needs. I work with children, teens, families, caregivers and adults who experience a wide range of mental health issues. I am registered in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. I offer virtual and phone sessions.
(506) 700-6755 View (506) 700-6755
Photo of undefined - Thrive Atlantic Counselling, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Thrive Atlantic Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dieppe, NB E1A
Discover renewed well-being at Thrive Atlantic Counselling! I'm Brendan Storey, offering dedicated mental health support to seniors, families, and caregivers. My private practice is intended as haven from isolation, ensuring you're not alone on your journey. One of the unique benefits of the practice is that I provide mobile services around the Greater Moncton Area and surrounding communities, meaning I see patients in the comfort of their own homes.
Discover renewed well-being at Thrive Atlantic Counselling! I'm Brendan Storey, offering dedicated mental health support to seniors, families, and caregivers. My private practice is intended as haven from isolation, ensuring you're not alone on your journey. One of the unique benefits of the practice is that I provide mobile services around the Greater Moncton Area and surrounding communities, meaning I see patients in the comfort of their own homes.
(506) 308-4189 View (506) 308-4189
Photo of undefined - Sonya Somers Family Counselling, BA/BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sonya Somers Family Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA/BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hanwell, NB E3C
As a Social Work professional I am dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. I can help with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment or domestic violence. As a Social Worker I aim to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
As a Social Work professional I am dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. I can help with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment or domestic violence. As a Social Worker I aim to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.
(506) 805-3321 View (506) 805-3321
Photo of Keely Murphy, MA SCP, LCT-C, CASC, Counsellor
Keely Murphy
Counsellor, MA SCP, LCT-C, CASC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moncton, NB E1C
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life is overwhelming, and it can feel like everything is happening all at once. Whether you are experiencing massive life shifts, grief and loss, or feeling simply spent, you deserve to have support and someone on your team. Keely is a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, a Spiritual Care Provider and a Certified Life Coach. Keely has her Master's of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and has been providing counselling and coaching for the last seven years. She believes in accessible care, so a sliding scale for payment is available to all to ensure that appropriate care can be received.
Sometimes life is overwhelming, and it can feel like everything is happening all at once. Whether you are experiencing massive life shifts, grief and loss, or feeling simply spent, you deserve to have support and someone on your team. Keely is a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, a Spiritual Care Provider and a Certified Life Coach. Keely has her Master's of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and has been providing counselling and coaching for the last seven years. She believes in accessible care, so a sliding scale for payment is available to all to ensure that appropriate care can be received.
(506) 708-7587 View (506) 708-7587
Photo of Lori Anne Spilman, ND, MEd, DAUS, BEd
Lori Anne Spilman
ND, MEd, DAUS, BEd
Verified Verified
I'm a Holistic Counsellor, as well as a Naturopath Practitioner. Sessions are heart centered & trauma informed. Sessions are aimed in providing client's with an understanding the power of their mind, body, & spirit. Sessions are centered around the intentions of teaching various trauma-informed techniques, strategies, & practices to help heal past traumas by regulating the nervous system. Clients will explore their own responses when triggered (fight, flight, fawn, freeze trauma response), & learn how to work towards healing their nervous system. Also available: Text option 1 506 906 0600
I'm a Holistic Counsellor, as well as a Naturopath Practitioner. Sessions are heart centered & trauma informed. Sessions are aimed in providing client's with an understanding the power of their mind, body, & spirit. Sessions are centered around the intentions of teaching various trauma-informed techniques, strategies, & practices to help heal past traumas by regulating the nervous system. Clients will explore their own responses when triggered (fight, flight, fawn, freeze trauma response), & learn how to work towards healing their nervous system. Also available: Text option 1 506 906 0600
(506) 503-5744 View (506) 503-5744
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Debbra Cyr-Lebel
Psychologist, MaPs, LPsych
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! My name is Debbra and I am a bilingual licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. I continue to be very passionate about the work I do and it brings me joy to help empower people with the skills and knowledge to overcome their challenges and to thrive. My work experience includes working with a variety of clients ranging from young adults to the elderly and offering different workshops, conferences, group therapy, as well as individual counselling.
Greetings! My name is Debbra and I am a bilingual licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. I continue to be very passionate about the work I do and it brings me joy to help empower people with the skills and knowledge to overcome their challenges and to thrive. My work experience includes working with a variety of clients ranging from young adults to the elderly and offering different workshops, conferences, group therapy, as well as individual counselling.
(506) 700-6557 View (506) 700-6557
Photo of Kathy Boucher, RN, BSN, MEd, LCT-C, CCC, Counsellor
Kathy Boucher
Counsellor, RN, BSN, MEd, LCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed and finding yourself reacting to the little things? You’re pretending that everything is fine when it isn't and don't know what to do. You're tired and have no energy left for relationships, work/school or just having fun. You're ready for things to change.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and finding yourself reacting to the little things? You’re pretending that everything is fine when it isn't and don't know what to do. You're tired and have no energy left for relationships, work/school or just having fun. You're ready for things to change.
(506) 498-9025 View (506) 498-9025
Photo of Tina Antle, MSW, RSW, nd, Registered Social Worker
Tina Antle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, nd
Verified Verified
Moncton, NB E1C
Not accepting new clients
It's possible you've already survived the toughest moments you can imagine, but are struggling to reconnect to a sense of joy, purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you've already tried reaching out for help in the past, but it wasn't quite the right time, or the right fit. Your loved ones don't seem to understand why you're struggling, telling you you're just being "too sensitive" and need to "toughen up". Or maybe you've kept everything to yourself, pretending to be ok, but are now feeling so exhausted and overwhelmed that you don't know where to turn or what to do next. This is where I can help.
It's possible you've already survived the toughest moments you can imagine, but are struggling to reconnect to a sense of joy, purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you've already tried reaching out for help in the past, but it wasn't quite the right time, or the right fit. Your loved ones don't seem to understand why you're struggling, telling you you're just being "too sensitive" and need to "toughen up". Or maybe you've kept everything to yourself, pretending to be ok, but are now feeling so exhausted and overwhelmed that you don't know where to turn or what to do next. This is where I can help.
(506) 804-2659 View (506) 804-2659
Photo of Lisa Magee, BA, MACP, LCT-C, Counsellor
Lisa Magee
Counsellor, BA, MACP, LCT-C
Verified Verified
Saint John, NB E2J
I work with individuals 16 and older who want to increase confidence, process difficult emotions, and learn better coping skills. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I assist my clients in setting and meeting goals in a way that works best for them.
I work with individuals 16 and older who want to increase confidence, process difficult emotions, and learn better coping skills. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I assist my clients in setting and meeting goals in a way that works best for them.
(506) 308-1453 View (506) 308-1453
Photo of Mélodie Vienneau, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Mélodie Vienneau
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Dalhousie, NB E8C
If you are feeling that you need to seek support for challenges that you are presently facing in your life or having trouble coping with certain situation or symptoms. I invite you to allow yourself to seek this help. It is the biggest, but most worthy step you will take towards your recovery. My goal is that you feel respected in your own recovery and will be working towards gaining tools and building on your inner strenghts. I can also accompagy you with EMDR as a treatment, when needed.
If you are feeling that you need to seek support for challenges that you are presently facing in your life or having trouble coping with certain situation or symptoms. I invite you to allow yourself to seek this help. It is the biggest, but most worthy step you will take towards your recovery. My goal is that you feel respected in your own recovery and will be working towards gaining tools and building on your inner strenghts. I can also accompagy you with EMDR as a treatment, when needed.
(506) 710-2392 View (506) 710-2392
Photo of Tania (Margeson) Stanley, RSW, MEd, LCT, Registered Social Worker
Tania (Margeson) Stanley
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MEd, LCT
Verified Verified
Hampton, NB E5N
Graceful Life Counselling is operated out of my home office which is located in a quiet neighborhood in Hampton, NB. I'm a Social Worker and a Counselling Therapist which allows me to customize therapy in a holistic way that considers you personally and also social influences such as work, relationships, and family. I primarily assist individuals and couples going through life's various transitions such as a recent move or job loss, relationship changes, loss of loved ones, estranged family, terminal illness, step and blended family adjustment, and divorce recovery.
Graceful Life Counselling is operated out of my home office which is located in a quiet neighborhood in Hampton, NB. I'm a Social Worker and a Counselling Therapist which allows me to customize therapy in a holistic way that considers you personally and also social influences such as work, relationships, and family. I primarily assist individuals and couples going through life's various transitions such as a recent move or job loss, relationship changes, loss of loved ones, estranged family, terminal illness, step and blended family adjustment, and divorce recovery.
(506) 500-0661 View (506) 500-0661
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Made for More Coaching and Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we are all made for more and yet at times problems and issues in our lives hold us back. Some of the challenges we face are by our own decision and yet some of the hurts and wounding has been done against us. No matter what we face, there is a better future and I would be honored to walk with you to discover the "more" you so desire. I can be your guide and as you make new decisions, a new hope and healing can occur. Let's do this together and find how you were made for more.
I believe we are all made for more and yet at times problems and issues in our lives hold us back. Some of the challenges we face are by our own decision and yet some of the hurts and wounding has been done against us. No matter what we face, there is a better future and I would be honored to walk with you to discover the "more" you so desire. I can be your guide and as you make new decisions, a new hope and healing can occur. Let's do this together and find how you were made for more.
(506) 503-5285 View (506) 503-5285
Photo of Marilia Paulon, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Marilia Paulon
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello! I'm Marilia (she/they), a Brazilian therapist dedicated to providing compassionate counseling for adults and adolescents facing a range of concerns, with a special emphasis on ADHD, ASD, anxiety, and 2SLGBTQ+ identities.
Hello! I'm Marilia (she/they), a Brazilian therapist dedicated to providing compassionate counseling for adults and adolescents facing a range of concerns, with a special emphasis on ADHD, ASD, anxiety, and 2SLGBTQ+ identities.
(506) 909-0564 View (506) 909-0564
Photo of Jillian Lavigne, LCT-C, MACP, Counsellor
Jillian Lavigne
Counsellor, LCT-C, MACP
Verified Verified
Bathurst, NB E2A  (Online Only)
As a counsellor, I understand the importance of creating a safe and supportive space for my clients. I believe that everyone deserves to feel valued and heard, especially when facing life's challenges. My goal is to offer a place where individuals can come to feel validated and accepted, without judgment. I am currently offering virtual sessions, and acknowledge the importance of confidentiality. Below is my office space where we can comfortably meet virtually or by phone.
As a counsellor, I understand the importance of creating a safe and supportive space for my clients. I believe that everyone deserves to feel valued and heard, especially when facing life's challenges. My goal is to offer a place where individuals can come to feel validated and accepted, without judgment. I am currently offering virtual sessions, and acknowledge the importance of confidentiality. Below is my office space where we can comfortably meet virtually or by phone.
(506) 496-1559 View (506) 496-1559
Photo of Ashley Delahaye, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Ashley Delahaye
Registered Social Worker, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ashley works with individuals, couples and families. She works with a trauma-informed lens and specializes in the areas of healing attachment trauma, complex developmental trauma (C-PTSD), anxiety, parenting & co-parenting, marriage, separation and divorce, maternal mental health, adjustment to parenthood, support in fatherhood, abuse and trauma, grief, and intimate partner violence. She provides Integrative Attachment Family Therapy, an experiential approach to improving challenges in family systems, including parent-child relationships, attachment building/repair and attunement for trauma recovery.
Ashley works with individuals, couples and families. She works with a trauma-informed lens and specializes in the areas of healing attachment trauma, complex developmental trauma (C-PTSD), anxiety, parenting & co-parenting, marriage, separation and divorce, maternal mental health, adjustment to parenthood, support in fatherhood, abuse and trauma, grief, and intimate partner violence. She provides Integrative Attachment Family Therapy, an experiential approach to improving challenges in family systems, including parent-child relationships, attachment building/repair and attunement for trauma recovery.
(506) 715-6675 View (506) 715-6675
Photo of Marina Opacic, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Marina Opacic
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Marina Opacic. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Therapist in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Saint Thomas University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Carleton University. I have worked in the social services and mental health fields since 2011 and have been a Social Worker in public mental health and hospital since 2016. I have experience working with individuals, children, and families.
Hello, my name is Marina Opacic. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Therapist in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Saint Thomas University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Carleton University. I have worked in the social services and mental health fields since 2011 and have been a Social Worker in public mental health and hospital since 2016. I have experience working with individuals, children, and families.
(506) 706-3163 View (506) 706-3163

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in New Brunswick who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Depression
78% Stress
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Blue Cross
65% Medavie Blue Cross
59% SunLife

How Counsellors in New Brunswick see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in New Brunswick?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.