Therapists in Timberlea, NS

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Hope Grows Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Timberlea, NS B3T  (Online Only)
Welcome to Hope Grows Therapy. Rachel Derocher is a registered masters level social worker who assists adults, adolescents (10yrs+), and families to understand and navigate challenges such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, peer and family conflicts, trauma, low self-esteem, school avoidance/refusal, and major life transitions. Through therapy, individuals receive collaborative support to overcome challenges, build resiliency, while pursuing fulfilling lives aligned with their values and goals.
Welcome to Hope Grows Therapy. Rachel Derocher is a registered masters level social worker who assists adults, adolescents (10yrs+), and families to understand and navigate challenges such as; anxiety, depression, grief/loss, peer and family conflicts, trauma, low self-esteem, school avoidance/refusal, and major life transitions. Through therapy, individuals receive collaborative support to overcome challenges, build resiliency, while pursuing fulfilling lives aligned with their values and goals.
(782) 800-0917 View (782) 800-0917
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Angela Daw
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCC, CCTSI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timberlea, NS B3T  (Online Only)
Are you getting triggered, experiencing unexplained pain, or a lack of enjoyment in things you used to love? What about facing an unexpected life transition and feeling overwhelmed, perhaps even questioning who you are anymore? It could be that you've lost someone you loved and the loneliness feels unbearable, or you struggle to manage your emotions when things don't go as planned. If any of those situations resonate with you, let's talk! I work with my clients to grow in self-compassion and to harness their inner bravery to feel better, find connection, and meet their goals. Let's work together to bring transformation to your life.
Are you getting triggered, experiencing unexplained pain, or a lack of enjoyment in things you used to love? What about facing an unexpected life transition and feeling overwhelmed, perhaps even questioning who you are anymore? It could be that you've lost someone you loved and the loneliness feels unbearable, or you struggle to manage your emotions when things don't go as planned. If any of those situations resonate with you, let's talk! I work with my clients to grow in self-compassion and to harness their inner bravery to feel better, find connection, and meet their goals. Let's work together to bring transformation to your life.
(343) 305-1992 View (343) 305-1992
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Gillian Ann O'Brien
Counsellor, MACP, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Timberlea, NS B3T
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
(782) 201-1360 View (782) 201-1360
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Nancy Hanlon
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Timberlea, NS B3T
Do you feel weighted by the challenges before you? Are your go to strategies and ways of doing things not working the way they use to? Are you looking for ways to shift the stress, angst and anxiety in your life, yet not sure of the next steps. It takes courage for people to move through life's transitions, challenges and emotional pain. I support you in developing a sense of inner safety, sense of self and confidence in your capacity to be with your life's challenges and recognize your inner strengths and resoucefullness.
Do you feel weighted by the challenges before you? Are your go to strategies and ways of doing things not working the way they use to? Are you looking for ways to shift the stress, angst and anxiety in your life, yet not sure of the next steps. It takes courage for people to move through life's transitions, challenges and emotional pain. I support you in developing a sense of inner safety, sense of self and confidence in your capacity to be with your life's challenges and recognize your inner strengths and resoucefullness.
(782) 821-5323 View (782) 821-5323
Openspacepsychotherapy
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, Vivien, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Timberlea, NS B3T
(782) 492-0198 View (782) 492-0198

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Clare M Fuller
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCT, MHSc, MPS, BEd
Verified Verified
Hubley, NS B3Z
If you are dealing with a recent trauma or trauma in the past that you believe may be holding you back and are easily triggered by things you feel should not be so hard to deal with, if you are sad or constantly anxious and worried, or if you are feeling that life is pulling you down and you are not sure how to get back on track, maybe trauma, old beliefs and habitual patterns are keeping you from finding enjoyment in your life. These things are challenging to deal with on your own sometimes but by building awareness and working through them with support and building inner resources you can live life with more peace and enjoyment.
If you are dealing with a recent trauma or trauma in the past that you believe may be holding you back and are easily triggered by things you feel should not be so hard to deal with, if you are sad or constantly anxious and worried, or if you are feeling that life is pulling you down and you are not sure how to get back on track, maybe trauma, old beliefs and habitual patterns are keeping you from finding enjoyment in your life. These things are challenging to deal with on your own sometimes but by building awareness and working through them with support and building inner resources you can live life with more peace and enjoyment.
(289) 276-8153 View (289) 276-8153
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Victoria Foulger
Counsellor, BPhil, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Herring Cove, NS B3V
Although I work primarily with grief, loss, trauma and with individuals in palliative care, my practice also has a focus on people experiencing anxiety and depression. I also offer counselling to immigrants and refugees seeking Newcomer support. I use person-centred and mindfulness-informed approaches to support individuals. I approach counselling from a non-pathological perspective, with an emphasis on providing a non-judgmental, kind, equitable, compassionate space. My ability is to be able to listen deeply and to focus on emotions and beliefs behind words and actions.
Although I work primarily with grief, loss, trauma and with individuals in palliative care, my practice also has a focus on people experiencing anxiety and depression. I also offer counselling to immigrants and refugees seeking Newcomer support. I use person-centred and mindfulness-informed approaches to support individuals. I approach counselling from a non-pathological perspective, with an emphasis on providing a non-judgmental, kind, equitable, compassionate space. My ability is to be able to listen deeply and to focus on emotions and beliefs behind words and actions.
(782) 400-0438 View (782) 400-0438
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Kristy Norton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4B
Think you or your child might have ADHD? Perhaps you saw a TikTok about it and thought “YES- that’s me!” Let’s talk about how it’s more than just difficulty focusing; it’s also poor time management, lack of organization, forgetfulness, and avoidance. People sometimes describe it as having multiple tabs open in their brain at once, and constantly switching between them or not knowing which one to focus on. These things can impact your behaviour and relationships. I have experience working with neurodiverse people to improve their concentration, reduce procrastination, and minimize distractions.
Think you or your child might have ADHD? Perhaps you saw a TikTok about it and thought “YES- that’s me!” Let’s talk about how it’s more than just difficulty focusing; it’s also poor time management, lack of organization, forgetfulness, and avoidance. People sometimes describe it as having multiple tabs open in their brain at once, and constantly switching between them or not knowing which one to focus on. These things can impact your behaviour and relationships. I have experience working with neurodiverse people to improve their concentration, reduce procrastination, and minimize distractions.
(782) 201-4097 View (782) 201-4097
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Debbie Bowyer
Counsellor, MAC, AC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3S
My approach is to allow you to bring your past into the present so that you can develop skills that free you to thrive in the future. I provide a safe, open and encouraging space to equip and free you to do three things: * identify automatic negative, limiting or unproductive thoughts and behaviours, and imagine a life beyond them; * move from the bondage of those thoughts and behaviours, into a freedom of intention and choice where you can live life with purpose and passion; * develop the skill to sustain this freedom on your own.
My approach is to allow you to bring your past into the present so that you can develop skills that free you to thrive in the future. I provide a safe, open and encouraging space to equip and free you to do three things: * identify automatic negative, limiting or unproductive thoughts and behaviours, and imagine a life beyond them; * move from the bondage of those thoughts and behaviours, into a freedom of intention and choice where you can live life with purpose and passion; * develop the skill to sustain this freedom on your own.
(866) 210-5422 View (866) 210-5422
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Madeline MacIntyre
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, and the Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Associations of Social Workers. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminology and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Social Work (Healthcare) from the University of Waterloo. I have worked in various social work settings, including mental health, child and family, and victim services.
I am registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, and the Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Associations of Social Workers. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminology and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Social Work (Healthcare) from the University of Waterloo. I have worked in various social work settings, including mental health, child and family, and victim services.
(782) 201-0620 View (782) 201-0620
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Katherine Ilnitski
Counsellor, MEd, BA, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
I consider myself to be an eclectic practitioner. I employ many different therapeutic approaches including: Narrative, CBT, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed therapies, Mindfulness practices, ACT and Behavioural Modification strategies. I tend to work primarily from a Narrative Therapy approach, which is an approach to counselling that seeks to be respectful and non-blaming. It centres the client as the expert in their own lives and views problems as separate from the client themselves. Narrative Therapists assume clients have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them in reducing the influence of problems in their own lives.
I consider myself to be an eclectic practitioner. I employ many different therapeutic approaches including: Narrative, CBT, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed therapies, Mindfulness practices, ACT and Behavioural Modification strategies. I tend to work primarily from a Narrative Therapy approach, which is an approach to counselling that seeks to be respectful and non-blaming. It centres the client as the expert in their own lives and views problems as separate from the client themselves. Narrative Therapists assume clients have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them in reducing the influence of problems in their own lives.
(902) 700-5604 View (902) 700-5604
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Tiffany Kenny
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
If you are seeking meaningful change in your life, and long to feel more fulfilled, I want to help. Whether you’re stuck in negative patterns in your relationship, struggling with past experiences, feeling stuck, or are overwhelmed by anxious thoughts and feelings, we'll work together toward your healing and growth. I work with individuals and couples with the goal of creating new possibilities, finding more joy and beauty in your daily living, and becoming a more present participant in your own life.
If you are seeking meaningful change in your life, and long to feel more fulfilled, I want to help. Whether you’re stuck in negative patterns in your relationship, struggling with past experiences, feeling stuck, or are overwhelmed by anxious thoughts and feelings, we'll work together toward your healing and growth. I work with individuals and couples with the goal of creating new possibilities, finding more joy and beauty in your daily living, and becoming a more present participant in your own life.
(782) 201-4133 View (782) 201-4133
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Alex Duguay
MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3N
A dedicated counselling psychologist committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and achieve greater well-being. With expertise in mood disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, and self-esteem issues, I provide compassionate and evidence-based therapy to teenagers and adults. I believe in the importance of creating a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My approach is tailored to each client's unique needs, strengths, and goals, ensuring personalized and effective treatment outcomes.
A dedicated counselling psychologist committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and achieve greater well-being. With expertise in mood disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, and self-esteem issues, I provide compassionate and evidence-based therapy to teenagers and adults. I believe in the importance of creating a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative therapeutic environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My approach is tailored to each client's unique needs, strengths, and goals, ensuring personalized and effective treatment outcomes.
(782) 400-0612 View (782) 400-0612
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Janet Budd
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I work with individuals and couples in therapy where my areas of focus include relational health, sexual health, emotional regulation, stress management, identity and self-compassion, transitions, and change, and have experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am also trained in CFT to support clients experiencing chronic pain and chronic illness.
I work with individuals and couples in therapy where my areas of focus include relational health, sexual health, emotional regulation, stress management, identity and self-compassion, transitions, and change, and have experience supporting clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am also trained in CFT to support clients experiencing chronic pain and chronic illness.
(782) 492-0080 View (782) 492-0080
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Risework Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
Registered, experienced therapists integrating evidence-based methods with a conversational approach and an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. We provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe space that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. At Risework Therapy we specialize in anxiety, self worth, and relationship issues. We also have therapists who specialize in trauma, attachment, OCD and eating disorders. Our team of therapists pride themselves in being approachable, personable and genuine. We want you to feel like you can be your authentic self as you allow us to support you in life's challenges.
Registered, experienced therapists integrating evidence-based methods with a conversational approach and an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. We provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe space that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. At Risework Therapy we specialize in anxiety, self worth, and relationship issues. We also have therapists who specialize in trauma, attachment, OCD and eating disorders. Our team of therapists pride themselves in being approachable, personable and genuine. We want you to feel like you can be your authentic self as you allow us to support you in life's challenges.
(647) 649-4929 View (647) 649-4929
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Jaime Stanley (Scotia Psychological Services)
Occupational Therapist, MScOT
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
(782) 800-0842 View (782) 800-0842
Photo of Julia Smith, Counsellor in Timberlea, NS
Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
I help teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. My clients find that issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem makes life difficult to enjoy. They feel stuck due to the problems they are experiencing.
I help teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. My clients find that issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem makes life difficult to enjoy. They feel stuck due to the problems they are experiencing.
(902) 200-6517 View (902) 200-6517
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Lindsey MacDonald
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC, MEd, BEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3S  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lindsey MacDonald. I am originally from Cape Breton Island and have lived in Halifax for a little over two decades. I have been working with youth, adolescents, and families for almost 20 years in various roles within the education system such as a Student Support (Learning Centre) Teacher, Transition Support Teacher, and currently as a School Counsellor. I hold a Masters Degree in Education in Counselling, a Masters Degree in Education in Leadership & Administration (focusing on mental health), and a Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum Studies (Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities).
Hello, my name is Lindsey MacDonald. I am originally from Cape Breton Island and have lived in Halifax for a little over two decades. I have been working with youth, adolescents, and families for almost 20 years in various roles within the education system such as a Student Support (Learning Centre) Teacher, Transition Support Teacher, and currently as a School Counsellor. I hold a Masters Degree in Education in Counselling, a Masters Degree in Education in Leadership & Administration (focusing on mental health), and a Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum Studies (Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities).
(782) 822-5457 View (782) 822-5457
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Brie Morey DeMone
Counsellor, RCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
I believe that my clients are the experts in themselves and what will work best for them. For that reason, I offer my clients a range of therapeutic modalities through an integrative therapeutic approach using evidence based practices. I believe in engaging and empowering my clients at all stages of the therapeutic process. I see myself as a guide along your path to wellness, offering you tools to support your journey.
I believe that my clients are the experts in themselves and what will work best for them. For that reason, I offer my clients a range of therapeutic modalities through an integrative therapeutic approach using evidence based practices. I believe in engaging and empowering my clients at all stages of the therapeutic process. I see myself as a guide along your path to wellness, offering you tools to support your journey.
(902) 400-5154 View (902) 400-5154
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Dr. Natalie Stratton
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
I specialize in the treatment of adults and couples/relationships experiencing: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual issues/dysfunction (low sexual desire, pain during sexual activity, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, lack of orgasm, out-of-control sexual behaviour, specific sexual interests), insomnia, difficulty coping with medical conditions (infertility, HIV, cancer, pregnancy/postpartum, menopause), as well as relationship issues (e.g., communication difficulties, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, open or polyamory relationship issues).
I specialize in the treatment of adults and couples/relationships experiencing: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual issues/dysfunction (low sexual desire, pain during sexual activity, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, lack of orgasm, out-of-control sexual behaviour, specific sexual interests), insomnia, difficulty coping with medical conditions (infertility, HIV, cancer, pregnancy/postpartum, menopause), as well as relationship issues (e.g., communication difficulties, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, open or polyamory relationship issues).
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Number of Counsellors in Timberlea, NS

< 10

Counsellors in Timberlea, NS who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Anxiety
80% Grief
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
80% Women's Issues
80% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Blue Cross
50% Medavie Blue Cross
25% SunLife

How Counsellors in Timberlea, NS see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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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.

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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.