Therapists in Dartmouth, NS

Photo of Alexander Wellness Consulting, Registered Social Worker in Dartmouth, NS
Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(778) 403-4873 View (778) 403-4873
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Cassidy Franklin
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
(782) 820-2086 View (782) 820-2086
Photo of Dianna Lesperance, Counsellor in Dartmouth, NS
Dianna Lesperance
Counsellor, MA, RTC-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
In a world where life's pressure can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is no wonder we can feel stuck or lost. I work from a space of self-compassion, offering deep-rooted nurturing for emotional well-being. From the thoughtful awareness of the transformative power of compassion, I bring a unique and holistic approach to therapy grounded in warmth, acceptance, and curiosity. With a compassionate heart, I offer a safe, trusting, collaborative space for clients to develop stronger connections with themselves, fostering self-acceptance and skills needed to maneuver through the complex ebbs and flows of life.
In a world where life's pressure can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is no wonder we can feel stuck or lost. I work from a space of self-compassion, offering deep-rooted nurturing for emotional well-being. From the thoughtful awareness of the transformative power of compassion, I bring a unique and holistic approach to therapy grounded in warmth, acceptance, and curiosity. With a compassionate heart, I offer a safe, trusting, collaborative space for clients to develop stronger connections with themselves, fostering self-acceptance and skills needed to maneuver through the complex ebbs and flows of life.
(782) 800-5382 View (782) 800-5382
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Louise Doucet
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Counselling, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My goal is for you to gain a deep understanding of yourself, your needs, feelings, and behaviours, and how these impact your everyday life and relationships. We will work to create the tools and strategies you need to be empowered to live your life authentically and feel fulfilled.
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Counselling, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My goal is for you to gain a deep understanding of yourself, your needs, feelings, and behaviours, and how these impact your everyday life and relationships. We will work to create the tools and strategies you need to be empowered to live your life authentically and feel fulfilled.
(782) 201-1995 View (782) 201-1995
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Tyler Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
I work with adults and teens (16+) dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transition, grief, addiction, work stress/burnout, and interpersonal challenges (e.g. intimate relationships, family, work). I work with individuals ready to address old patterns/habits, acknowledge the cost of those conditioned responses, and ultimately live life, led by their true, authentic self.
I work with adults and teens (16+) dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transition, grief, addiction, work stress/burnout, and interpersonal challenges (e.g. intimate relationships, family, work). I work with individuals ready to address old patterns/habits, acknowledge the cost of those conditioned responses, and ultimately live life, led by their true, authentic self.
(782) 800-5598 View (782) 800-5598
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Meghan Lawlor
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
(782) 201-0205 View (782) 201-0205
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Angela Funari
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Angela believes in creating a safe place for clients to feel heard, seen, and supported while exploring and discovering their authentic selves. Angela is mindful, present, and passionate and wants to meet you where you are in your journey. She possesses previous experience working with adults from the 2SLGBTQ+ and poly communities. Her areas of practice include ADHD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, trauma, sexual orientation, gender identity, maladaptive patterns, and many others.
Angela believes in creating a safe place for clients to feel heard, seen, and supported while exploring and discovering their authentic selves. Angela is mindful, present, and passionate and wants to meet you where you are in your journey. She possesses previous experience working with adults from the 2SLGBTQ+ and poly communities. Her areas of practice include ADHD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, trauma, sexual orientation, gender identity, maladaptive patterns, and many others.
(782) 400-6409 View (782) 400-6409
Photo of Igor Yakovenko, Psychologist in Dartmouth, NS
Igor Yakovenko
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
My primary areas of clinical expertise lie in assessment of adult mental health, and addiction. I offer gold standard assessment techniques (approaches proven to be effective through research) for a variety of referral questions including psychodiagnostic assessments to clarify and confirm mental health and addiction diagnoses; and psychoeducational assessment to assist individuals struggling with academic performance. I also offer assessment for special circumstances such as Veterans Affairs mental health assessments and legal cases.
My primary areas of clinical expertise lie in assessment of adult mental health, and addiction. I offer gold standard assessment techniques (approaches proven to be effective through research) for a variety of referral questions including psychodiagnostic assessments to clarify and confirm mental health and addiction diagnoses; and psychoeducational assessment to assist individuals struggling with academic performance. I also offer assessment for special circumstances such as Veterans Affairs mental health assessments and legal cases.
(902) 418-5344 View (902) 418-5344
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Lilia Daiman
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
When we reflect on our lives, we each have our own unique set of experiences. These experiences and the interconnections between our biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors shape who we are as an individual. Exposures to different types of events at times can be difficult to process and work through on our own. My goal is to advocate for my clients by developing appropriate supports and maintaining an inclusive and culturally sensitive space, that welcomes individuals from all walks of life.
When we reflect on our lives, we each have our own unique set of experiences. These experiences and the interconnections between our biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors shape who we are as an individual. Exposures to different types of events at times can be difficult to process and work through on our own. My goal is to advocate for my clients by developing appropriate supports and maintaining an inclusive and culturally sensitive space, that welcomes individuals from all walks of life.
(782) 828-9285 View (782) 828-9285
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Eric L. Ross
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC, MTA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
At Attune Counselling Therapy, our mission is to help people uncover, explore, & enjoy greater self-awareness, self-empowerment, and well-being. People reach out to us for support with anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, substance use, stress, grieving, emotional regulation, sexual orientation, gender identity and major life transitions. We offer effective, high-quality, specialized mental health services. Our counselling therapists are committed to providing individualized therapeutic conversations that target issues and concerns in your life. We use evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are tailored to your needs.
At Attune Counselling Therapy, our mission is to help people uncover, explore, & enjoy greater self-awareness, self-empowerment, and well-being. People reach out to us for support with anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, substance use, stress, grieving, emotional regulation, sexual orientation, gender identity and major life transitions. We offer effective, high-quality, specialized mental health services. Our counselling therapists are committed to providing individualized therapeutic conversations that target issues and concerns in your life. We use evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are tailored to your needs.
(782) 824-5090 View (782) 824-5090
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Nicole Terry
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I believe that therapy is a great place for self-exploration, discovery and healing. As your therapist, I believe in providing a safe, validating, non-judgmental space for you to have the opportunity to share your story and be heard. I work with a variety of clients across the lifespan with a particular focus on LGBTQIA2s+ and non-binary folks.
I believe that therapy is a great place for self-exploration, discovery and healing. As your therapist, I believe in providing a safe, validating, non-judgmental space for you to have the opportunity to share your story and be heard. I work with a variety of clients across the lifespan with a particular focus on LGBTQIA2s+ and non-binary folks.
(782) 800-0884 View (782) 800-0884
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Brandon Yeo
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Hello and welcome! Have you noticed your mental health declining? Are you coping in ways that no longer serve you? Feeling overwhelmed? If you're ready to talk about it, I am here to listen. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My goal as your therapist is to listen and help you facilitate the changes you want to make by creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your mental health.
Hello and welcome! Have you noticed your mental health declining? Are you coping in ways that no longer serve you? Feeling overwhelmed? If you're ready to talk about it, I am here to listen. I firmly believe that you, the client, are the expert of your own life. My goal as your therapist is to listen and help you facilitate the changes you want to make by creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your mental health.
(782) 492-0184 View (782) 492-0184
Photo of Deandrea McIntosh, Counsellor in Dartmouth, NS
Deandrea McIntosh
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
(782) 222-1018 View (782) 222-1018
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Karla Dawe Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Seeking help is hard. I admire your courage and strength! I am passionate about the community and its citizens. I believe that helping empower people to live independent, resilient, successful lives is important. One person, family, couple at a time! I encourage clients to change while identifying & removing the barriers/obstacles that keep them from health. I am committed to providing you with a confidential, supportive atmosphere & a non-judgmental environment. With a genuine & empathetic nature you will feel supported. Together we can invite change into your life. I value diverse backgrounds, world views and life experiences.
Seeking help is hard. I admire your courage and strength! I am passionate about the community and its citizens. I believe that helping empower people to live independent, resilient, successful lives is important. One person, family, couple at a time! I encourage clients to change while identifying & removing the barriers/obstacles that keep them from health. I am committed to providing you with a confidential, supportive atmosphere & a non-judgmental environment. With a genuine & empathetic nature you will feel supported. Together we can invite change into your life. I value diverse backgrounds, world views and life experiences.
(902) 701-8971 View (902) 701-8971
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Jarah Gregory
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Finding the right counsellor can be hard! I can resonate with the experience of seeking out counselling. It can be intimidating and anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling this way, I want you to know you’re welcome here. Therapy is for all, regardless of what you are experiencing in your life. I am a married mother of two and grew up with four siblings. Relationship dynamics, whatever they might be, can be hard to manage. Your thoughts do not dictate who you are! Let’s work together to explore the feelings that are driving us, use them to our advantage, and create the newness you deserve.
Finding the right counsellor can be hard! I can resonate with the experience of seeking out counselling. It can be intimidating and anxiety-inducing. If you’re feeling this way, I want you to know you’re welcome here. Therapy is for all, regardless of what you are experiencing in your life. I am a married mother of two and grew up with four siblings. Relationship dynamics, whatever they might be, can be hard to manage. Your thoughts do not dictate who you are! Let’s work together to explore the feelings that are driving us, use them to our advantage, and create the newness you deserve.
(782) 492-0243 View (782) 492-0243
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Jeff MacDonald
Counsellor, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Life is filled with struggles and challenges and they can seem difficult to overcome or even meet. Counselling helps people recognise the strengths that they already have to not only address life's challenges, but come out the other side stronger.
Life is filled with struggles and challenges and they can seem difficult to overcome or even meet. Counselling helps people recognise the strengths that they already have to not only address life's challenges, but come out the other side stronger.
(782) 312-0193 View (782) 312-0193
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Kayla Darlene Warren
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, CYCW, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3B
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
(782) 201-3734 View (782) 201-3734
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Lauren Mackintosh
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Not accepting new clients
Avail. Evenings Mon & Tues. Sometimes in life, we just need additional support. I offer sessions to adolescents, adults & couples going through a variety of issues. We will often identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships (romantic, familial, work or otherwise) that may be causing distress. Challenging relationships can take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Some topics addressed include boundaries, attachment, and communication. I have an easygoing and supportive approach and believe you know yourself best. I encourage open communication throughout treatment on what is working & what's not working for you!
Avail. Evenings Mon & Tues. Sometimes in life, we just need additional support. I offer sessions to adolescents, adults & couples going through a variety of issues. We will often identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships (romantic, familial, work or otherwise) that may be causing distress. Challenging relationships can take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Some topics addressed include boundaries, attachment, and communication. I have an easygoing and supportive approach and believe you know yourself best. I encourage open communication throughout treatment on what is working & what's not working for you!
(782) 492-0214 View (782) 492-0214
Photo of Jeannine Guenette, Psychologist in Dartmouth, NS
Jeannine Guenette
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Some of life's problems are difficult to solve alone. Maybe you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed and you know something needs to change, but you’re not sure what or how. Maybe you’re recognizing that you need focused support during a difficult time in your life. Or maybe you're ready to shift a recurring pattern that seems to get in the way of peace and fulfillment. Together, we can work to understand and address the difficulties you’re facing. I believe in your inherent capacity for growth and healing, and I am committed to offering a warm, authentic, and compassionate environment where you can feel heard, respected, and supported.
Some of life's problems are difficult to solve alone. Maybe you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed and you know something needs to change, but you’re not sure what or how. Maybe you’re recognizing that you need focused support during a difficult time in your life. Or maybe you're ready to shift a recurring pattern that seems to get in the way of peace and fulfillment. Together, we can work to understand and address the difficulties you’re facing. I believe in your inherent capacity for growth and healing, and I am committed to offering a warm, authentic, and compassionate environment where you can feel heard, respected, and supported.
(902) 576-3576 View (902) 576-3576
Photo of Brian MacAulay, Registered Social Worker in Dartmouth, NS
Brian MacAulay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Through counselling, we can carefully examine each challenge, evaluating and better understanding how you got to where you are. Through this exploration, we will discover the strengths and identify coping mechanisms you have developed along the way in order to deal with your challenges.
Through counselling, we can carefully examine each challenge, evaluating and better understanding how you got to where you are. Through this exploration, we will discover the strengths and identify coping mechanisms you have developed along the way in order to deal with your challenges.
(782) 800-0819 View (782) 800-0819

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dartmouth, NS

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Dartmouth, NS who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
77% Coping Skills
72% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Medavie Blue Cross
67% Blue Cross
50% Manulife

How Counsellors in Dartmouth, NS see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dartmouth?

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.