Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Jess Kumordzie-Gyasensir
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2C  (Online Only)
I wholeheartedly believe that one of the bravest things you’ll ever do is making the decision to invest in your well-being. As a mental health therapist, social worker and wellness practitioner with over 10 years of community development experience, I am energized by providing culturally responsive, affirming and accessible support and resources within our co-created therapeutic space. My aim is to help you make meaning of life’s challenges - such as family conflict, workplace stress, racial trauma, life transitions, and chronic pain/illness - and to equip you with meaningful tools to navigate these experiences.
I wholeheartedly believe that one of the bravest things you’ll ever do is making the decision to invest in your well-being. As a mental health therapist, social worker and wellness practitioner with over 10 years of community development experience, I am energized by providing culturally responsive, affirming and accessible support and resources within our co-created therapeutic space. My aim is to help you make meaning of life’s challenges - such as family conflict, workplace stress, racial trauma, life transitions, and chronic pain/illness - and to equip you with meaningful tools to navigate these experiences.
(226) 605-0690 View (226) 605-0690
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Megan Svarich-Knights
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RDT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
I want to invite you into a therapeutic space where everything is speakable. Nothing is too shameful, too shocking, too terrible or too broken to be witnessed.
I want to invite you into a therapeutic space where everything is speakable. Nothing is too shameful, too shocking, too terrible or too broken to be witnessed.
(548) 483-5765 View (548) 483-5765
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Christi-an Slomka
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Are you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you struggle to know/honour the true needs of your body, mind and heart? Are boundaries difficult for you? Do you wish for less stress and more balance and deeper rest?
Are you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you struggle to know/honour the true needs of your body, mind and heart? Are boundaries difficult for you? Do you wish for less stress and more balance and deeper rest?
(437) 291-7374 View (437) 291-7374
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BluEssence Wellness & Psychotherapy
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2C  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Joanna, a Nurse Psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's twists and turns. If you're feeling lost, battling anxiety, depression, or grappling with chronic pain, I'm here to be your ally on the path to healing. In my practice, I create a warm and judgment-free space where we can explore your unique journey.
Hello I'm Joanna, a Nurse Psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's twists and turns. If you're feeling lost, battling anxiety, depression, or grappling with chronic pain, I'm here to be your ally on the path to healing. In my practice, I create a warm and judgment-free space where we can explore your unique journey.
(226) 455-8326 View (226) 455-8326
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Chris Hagen
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2B
For over 10 years, I've worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety & depression. As we work together, you will start to recognize your emotions and learn how to stop them from taking over. You'll shift from feeling trapped by overwhelming fears and sadness to knowing why you feel this way and what to do about it.
For over 10 years, I've worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety & depression. As we work together, you will start to recognize your emotions and learn how to stop them from taking over. You'll shift from feeling trapped by overwhelming fears and sadness to knowing why you feel this way and what to do about it.
(226) 894-8334 View (226) 894-8334
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Sabrina Popernitsch
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I have a passion for creating a space that is empowering, non-judgemental and compassionate. I believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is integral to the process of therapy, and as such, I put emphasis on building a connection where you can be seen and supported. I use an integrative approach to therapy and utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered lens to explore healing, with techniques from an array of models of therapy. I work with my clients to address the root cause of present day concerns through intentional, pro-active listening and collaborate with my clients strengths.
I have a passion for creating a space that is empowering, non-judgemental and compassionate. I believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is integral to the process of therapy, and as such, I put emphasis on building a connection where you can be seen and supported. I use an integrative approach to therapy and utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered lens to explore healing, with techniques from an array of models of therapy. I work with my clients to address the root cause of present day concerns through intentional, pro-active listening and collaborate with my clients strengths.
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Paula Shepard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Change is hard and becoming a parent is perhaps one of the most transformative life transitions of all. Each stage we go through from conception to empty nesting comes with its joys and challenges. I have experience walking alongside people as they navigate change in their lives. It is my intention to support you so you feel safe to open up and explore yourself. As I’ve learned, parenting is tough and it is common to feel lost. There is such value in creating connection with others, as well as ourselves. Change may also be embracing opportunities to focus on one's well-being and goals, in a way that brings balance.
Change is hard and becoming a parent is perhaps one of the most transformative life transitions of all. Each stage we go through from conception to empty nesting comes with its joys and challenges. I have experience walking alongside people as they navigate change in their lives. It is my intention to support you so you feel safe to open up and explore yourself. As I’ve learned, parenting is tough and it is common to feel lost. There is such value in creating connection with others, as well as ourselves. Change may also be embracing opportunities to focus on one's well-being and goals, in a way that brings balance.
(548) 490-6754 View (548) 490-6754
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Adrienne Hafemann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
Not accepting new clients
I understand and admire the courage it takes to reach out for support and am committed to respecting your time, effort, and trust. Our work together will be based on transformational approaches that quickly get to the root of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing so that lasting change becomes possible, both within yourself and in your relationships. I believe our symptoms make perfect sense when they are better understood and, at one time, they served a helpful and protective purpose. Together, we will explore the unconscious learnings and narratives that are holding you back so you can get out from under your history.
I understand and admire the courage it takes to reach out for support and am committed to respecting your time, effort, and trust. Our work together will be based on transformational approaches that quickly get to the root of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing so that lasting change becomes possible, both within yourself and in your relationships. I believe our symptoms make perfect sense when they are better understood and, at one time, they served a helpful and protective purpose. Together, we will explore the unconscious learnings and narratives that are holding you back so you can get out from under your history.
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Ayse Erenay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
My clinical focus encompasses a wide range of areas, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, inter-generational dynamics, immigrants’ health, identity and belonging, and immigrant struggles and spirituality. I work with couples and individuals providing a holistic, culturally sensitive, and client-centered approach to foster trust and understanding to explore yourself and overcome struggles.
My clinical focus encompasses a wide range of areas, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, inter-generational dynamics, immigrants’ health, identity and belonging, and immigrant struggles and spirituality. I work with couples and individuals providing a holistic, culturally sensitive, and client-centered approach to foster trust and understanding to explore yourself and overcome struggles.
(548) 490-0373 View (548) 490-0373
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Kasi Shan: Prenatal & Postpartum Counselling
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
(548) 490-1458 View (548) 490-1458
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Catherine Lynn Roach
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
Many years of experience in Couples Therapy. Experienced with the following researched approaches Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EFIT, ACT, DBT, Anger Management.
Many years of experience in Couples Therapy. Experienced with the following researched approaches Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EFIT, ACT, DBT, Anger Management.
(647) 797-9648 View (647) 797-9648
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Claire Grevatt
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, BA, BSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A  (Online Only)
Deciding to speak to a therapist takes courage and openness. Claire will give you the opportunity to set healthy goals and intentions, build resources and skills, and become resilient when responding to life’s challenges. Claire provides a trusting, supportive and validating environment to identify important issues while balancing the need for acceptance and change.
Deciding to speak to a therapist takes courage and openness. Claire will give you the opportunity to set healthy goals and intentions, build resources and skills, and become resilient when responding to life’s challenges. Claire provides a trusting, supportive and validating environment to identify important issues while balancing the need for acceptance and change.
(226) 779-5778 View (226) 779-5778
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Andre Watkis
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
Using advanced evidenced-based therapeutic practices, I provide compassionate, empathetic support and practical strategies to children, teens, adults and families to address challenges including, but not limited to, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ASD, mood disorders, trauma, school challenges, stress, life transitions and interpersonal conflict. I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adolescents, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds
Using advanced evidenced-based therapeutic practices, I provide compassionate, empathetic support and practical strategies to children, teens, adults and families to address challenges including, but not limited to, addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ASD, mood disorders, trauma, school challenges, stress, life transitions and interpersonal conflict. I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adolescents, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds
(226) 781-7495 View (226) 781-7495
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Joscelyn Guindon
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Accepting clients. NIHB provider. Each and every person that has crossed my path has their own unique life journey, and so needs a unique approach to building tools to move through them. My neuro, gender inclusive therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and your concerns, and work together to explore tools and solutions unique to you. My focus is on creating space where folx can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. I have extensive experience working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth and adults, and with ENM and polyamory communities.
Accepting clients. NIHB provider. Each and every person that has crossed my path has their own unique life journey, and so needs a unique approach to building tools to move through them. My neuro, gender inclusive therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and your concerns, and work together to explore tools and solutions unique to you. My focus is on creating space where folx can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. I have extensive experience working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth and adults, and with ENM and polyamory communities.
(226) 782-0589 View (226) 782-0589
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Julie Gosen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, `RPQ
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
Life is truly filled with so many layers (just like an onion!) which can make it hard to know where to start when it comes to counselling. Hi, I'm Julie (she/her) and I deeply believe in the beauty of connection. My own journey with mental health and being neurodivergent has truly inspired my passion for this field. I work with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, chronic pain, ADHD/ASD, self-esteem, and couples counselling. I am also deeply passionate about working with 2slgbtqia+ individuals and the queer community.
Life is truly filled with so many layers (just like an onion!) which can make it hard to know where to start when it comes to counselling. Hi, I'm Julie (she/her) and I deeply believe in the beauty of connection. My own journey with mental health and being neurodivergent has truly inspired my passion for this field. I work with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, chronic pain, ADHD/ASD, self-esteem, and couples counselling. I am also deeply passionate about working with 2slgbtqia+ individuals and the queer community.
(548) 457-2264 View (548) 457-2264
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Morgan Fancy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Navigating the perinatal period can be both exciting and challenging. During this time, it's common to experience a wide range of emotions and adjustments. From the anticipation of a new arrival to the physical and emotional changes, the perinatal period is a unique and transformative journey. As you prepare to welcome your child, it's important to prioritize your mental well-being. Understanding the psychological aspects of this phase can help in coping with the changes and seeking support when needed. I believe in building a lasting connection with a therapist to support you through this life-changing process.
Navigating the perinatal period can be both exciting and challenging. During this time, it's common to experience a wide range of emotions and adjustments. From the anticipation of a new arrival to the physical and emotional changes, the perinatal period is a unique and transformative journey. As you prepare to welcome your child, it's important to prioritize your mental well-being. Understanding the psychological aspects of this phase can help in coping with the changes and seeking support when needed. I believe in building a lasting connection with a therapist to support you through this life-changing process.
(226) 270-7432 View (226) 270-7432
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Karen Grierson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MTS, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2P
"Change only occurs once the need to change exceeds the pain of staying the same." Working with individuals, couples, and poly groups, together we develop awareness of systemic factors influencing conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. Then we focus on increasing the strengths and resources available to, and within, the client. Building on the basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness, compassion, and congruence, we can paint a different picture of both personal and relational issues, and more effective, authentic ways of growing towards your goals.
"Change only occurs once the need to change exceeds the pain of staying the same." Working with individuals, couples, and poly groups, together we develop awareness of systemic factors influencing conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. Then we focus on increasing the strengths and resources available to, and within, the client. Building on the basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness, compassion, and congruence, we can paint a different picture of both personal and relational issues, and more effective, authentic ways of growing towards your goals.
(844) 402-3221 View (844) 402-3221
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Jose Garnica
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Originally from Venezuela, I am a mental health professional with years of experience providing psychotherapy in both private and public clinical settings. Throughout my experience, I strongly believe in the importance of adapting approaches to the needs of clients, and understand that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for guiding you towards your healing. That being said, I practice using an eclectic approach, drawing on the philosophies and techniques of various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Originally from Venezuela, I am a mental health professional with years of experience providing psychotherapy in both private and public clinical settings. Throughout my experience, I strongly believe in the importance of adapting approaches to the needs of clients, and understand that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for guiding you towards your healing. That being said, I practice using an eclectic approach, drawing on the philosophies and techniques of various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(548) 489-1933 View (548) 489-1933
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Ashley Vandergunst
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA(c)
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Ashley’s goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space. She considers it an honour and privilege when you share your life experiences with her and allow her to join you on your personal journey. Life often presents us with unforeseen challenges, testing our resilience and mental fortitude. Seeking support can be challenging; though, a courageous step for your mental health. Ashley strives to help you with overcoming challenges, achieving your goals, and helping to promote healing and lasting change within your life.
Ashley’s goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space. She considers it an honour and privilege when you share your life experiences with her and allow her to join you on your personal journey. Life often presents us with unforeseen challenges, testing our resilience and mental fortitude. Seeking support can be challenging; though, a courageous step for your mental health. Ashley strives to help you with overcoming challenges, achieving your goals, and helping to promote healing and lasting change within your life.
(226) 784-1730 View (226) 784-1730
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Rupinder (Rupi) Kaur Jhutti
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Are you a person of colour struggling with stuff coming up from the past that gets in the way of your current relationships at work or at home? If you're feeling misunderstood or lost for words in your relationship, anxious to get things done, or just looking to get to know yourself, let's work together to get to know you, or come up with solutions to unstuck you and develop skills to move forward. I work with individuals to discover and explore new possibilities in their relationships, as well as, developing skills to hone their intuition.
Are you a person of colour struggling with stuff coming up from the past that gets in the way of your current relationships at work or at home? If you're feeling misunderstood or lost for words in your relationship, anxious to get things done, or just looking to get to know yourself, let's work together to get to know you, or come up with solutions to unstuck you and develop skills to move forward. I work with individuals to discover and explore new possibilities in their relationships, as well as, developing skills to hone their intuition.
(647) 360-9853 View (647) 360-9853

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kitchener, ON

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kitchener, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
75% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% SunLife
58% Green Shield Canada
57% Manulife

How Counsellors in Kitchener, ON see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kitchener?

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.